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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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Huntsville Outsources Solid Waste Disposal Operations

by Walker County News Today staff One of the core services provided by the City of Huntsville is solid waste (trash)  pickup and disposal. The pickup part, whether residential curbside cans or commercial dumpsters, is familiar to most residents of the city.  The large, specially-designed solid waste trucks can usually ...

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Find Your Next Adventure in Downtown Huntsville

by City of Huntsville staff Have you been considering a trip to downtown? Enjoy a fun-filled adventure with the Downtown Scavenger Hunt 2018 while exploring locally-owned businesses. The event is planned and coordinated by the City of Huntsville’s Main Street Program. The first clue of the challenge will be released ...

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Hospital District Facing “Tough Decisions”

By Rich Heiland  for Walker County News Today Thursday, June 21, 2018 – Contrary to rumors, the Walker County Hospital Corporation, the current operating company for Huntsville Memorial Hospital, will not be declaring bankruptcy in the immediate future, according to its board chairman. Hospital Board Chairman Mac Woodward said this ...

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