News & Updates
Month: July 2017

Public Meeting for Downtown Bike/Pedestrian Plan

Urban planners will host a public meeting on Aug. 2 to review implementation plans for bike and pedestrian improvements in the City’s core as recommended in the Downtown Master Plan Update. Residents are invited to join us as we review the bike plan for Downtown, and [more]

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Stats & Facts – Week of July 24, 2017

Read time: 1 minute #1 Business Facilities, a leading economic development publication, ranked Huntsville No. 6 for Economic Growth Potential and No. 1 for Aerospace. Beating the national standard Huntsville Police Department cut the ribbon on its new Criminal Investigations Division. HPD has a clear rate on homicides of 93%…the [more]

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Digging into the details: Plans for the former Grissom Site

Digging into the details: Plans for the former Grissom site View the redevelopment plan for the former Grissom Site.

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Animal Services – Fee Waived Extension to Empty the Shelter to July 28

  Huntsville Animal Services’ is extending its Fee-Waive adoption event through Friday, July 28, to empty the shelter. The shelter is full with dogs, cats, and kittens, and no room to spare. Staff and volunteers are asking for the community to help by visiting the shelter [more]

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Stats & Facts – Week of July 18, 2017

Read time: 1 minute   Lyft off at Huntsville International Airport Flying out of Huntsville International Airport? You can now use Lyft for pickups and drop-offs. HudsonAlpha’s impact HudsonAlpha has a $1.85 billion impact to Alabama’s economy in the past decade, according to economists at UAH. Good news for real estate The Huntsville [more]

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City of Huntsville Opens Applications for Municipal Court Judge

The City of Huntsville is calling for applications for a full-time Municipal Court Judge. Potential candidates must be licensed to practice law in the state of Alabama, in good standing with the Alabama State Bar, and must be a qualified elector of the state. No judge [more]

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Investigators Ask for Public’s Help Locating Murder Suspect

Huntsville Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit is asking for the public’s help locating a murder suspect.  Ezekiel Briggs, 25 of Huntsville, was the victim and died from a gunshot wound on July 14.   Officers responded to the shooting in the 2400 block of Old Blue Springs [more]

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Traffic Stop Uncovers Drugs, Forgery Equipment and Stolen Gun

The Huntsville Police have charged James Starratt, 32 of Huntsville, with multiple crimes following a traffic stop.   On July 12 an officer with the Huntsville Police Department’s Anti-Crime Team stopped a car in the area of Pulaski Pike and Poplar Avenue for being in violation of [more]

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City Council – Highlights from the July 13, 2017 Meeting

Economic Development Council voted 5-0 to approve an increase in the lodging tax to support a new $42 million renovation and expansion of the Von Braun Center. The amendment to the ordinance would increase the lodging tax by 2% and add a $1 charge per room [more]

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Too Many Kittens! Adult cats free, kittens $10 at Huntsville Animal Services

Huntsville Animal Services has too many kittens and needs the community’s help. Visit the shelter and adopt a kitten for $10. Adult cats are free to adopt. The $10 kitten adoption fee includes vaccinations, microchip, city license, and spay or neuter. Regular adoption fees are $35 [more]

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