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City of Huntsville Moves Forward with Building New Police/Fire Stations

by Walker County News Today staff At its most recent regular meeting (December 4, 2018) the Huntsville City Council formally initiated a process that will ultimately result in the building of new Police and Fire Stations in the City. Council took action to a Resolution “authorizing the City Manager, Finance ...

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Huntsville City Council Update

by WCNT staff City To Hold Runoff Election The City of Huntsville will hold a runoff election on December 15 to determine the winner of this year’s City Council At-Large Position 2 race. Contenders will be Dee Howard, who received 40.69 percent of the vote in the November 6 General ...

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Open records issues with Walker County Hospital District Remain

By Rich Heiland Free Press Publications, LLC For Walker County News Today DID THE CHAIRWOMAN of the Walker County Hospital District violate state law when she asked another board member why his son, an attorney, wanted public information from the District? Maybe. Maybe not. The issue came up at last ...

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Walker County Hospital District Tosses Hospital Corporation/HMH a $2.9 Million Lifeline

By Rich Heiland Free Press Publications, LLC For Walker County News Today              THE WALKER COUNTY Hospital Corporation (dba Huntsville Memorial Hospital) received a $2.9 million cash infusion from the Walker County Hospital District board Thursday night. The hospital corporation has fallen millions in debt to vendors and the ...

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City of Huntsville Announces New Paid Parking App

App will go live on Thursday The City of Huntsville is unveiling a new paid parking app, ParkMobile, which they plan to take live Thursday, September 6, 2018. Students and visitors may find that paying for a location will be more familiar, as Sam Houston State University has been using the ...

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Huntsville City Council to Consider 8.7% Tax Increase

by Walker County News Today staff One of the items on the agenda for tonight’s (August 7) Huntsville City Council Meeting is a proposal to increase property taxes by 8.7%. This potential increase would affect anyone who owns or rents taxable property in the City, including residential, commercial, and investment ...

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Texas Sales Tax Holiday is Aug. 10-12

Whether you’re in need of book bags, blackboard chalk or bell-bottom pants, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar is reminding shoppers they can save money on those and certain other items during the state’s sales tax holiday. This year, the sales tax holiday is scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 10-12. The law exempts ...

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Huntsville City Hall Seeks More Debt Authority

Proposal to change City Charter on November ballot by Walker County News Today staff As most local residents know, part of what the citizens and businesses of Huntsville pay for in both property and sales taxes (as well as in their monthly water bills) goes to pay for debt that ...

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Tempers Flare at Riverside City Council

Possible Sewer Plant Issues Brought to Light by Walker County News Today staff Tuesday’s meeting of the Riverside City Council was held immediately following a budget workshop at Riverside City Hall.  Though the agenda only included eight items, the meeting lasted for almost an hour. Riverside Sewer Plant Issues During discussion of ...

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City of Huntsville Receives Prop 3 Bond Money

by Walker County News Today staff The City of Huntsville has, over the past weeks, begun to implement the three major ballot propositions approved by the voters in November 2016. That 2016 vote authorized the City to assume up to $128 Million in long-term debt to improve public safety facilities ...

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