News & Updates
Month: January 2019

City ordinance enforces humane conditions for dogs living outdoors

The Huntsville City Council approved new pet ordinances in October 2018 to safeguard the care of dogs living outdoors. Pet owners of any canine that normally house their animals outside unattended on their property are now required to provide a humane restraint for these animals, which [more]

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Winter Weather

Huntsville is expecting some severe winter weather tonight and into tomorrow. Huntsville Fire & Rescue would like to remind everyone to stay off snow cover roads. If you have to drive, please take some extra time to get to your destination. During these type of [more]

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Winter Weather Alert: Huntsville municipal offices will be closed, Tuesday, Jan. 29

City Hall and municipal offices will be closed, Tuesday, January 29, due to the winter weather and hazardous road conditions. This includes Public Transit, Handi-Ride, Municipal Court, and all municipal services and facilities. Garbage collection will experience delays for the remainder of the week. Residents should place their trash cans curbside on their regularly [more]

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Super Bowl Canine Huddle at the Animal Shelter

It’s game day at Huntsville Animal Services! The Shelter has more than enough dogs and cats to field many teams, and we’re ready to show we’ve got game with the Super Bowl Canine Huddle. From Monday, Jan. 28 through Saturday, Feb. 2, the Shelter will offer a $10 adoption special.  Exceptions may apply [more]

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Haven Inn Hotel Fire

This morning, January 25, 2019 a fire broke out at the 1300 block of North Memorial Parkway, at the Haven Inn. The fire totaled one room and the electricity to the building affected two others. The fire was ruled accidental. More information to follow later.  

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Blue Origin breaks ground on new world-class engine production facility

Blue Origin celebrated the official groundbreaking for its world-class rocket engine production facility on Friday, Jan. 24, on 46 acres in Cummings Research Park. The project includes more than 300 new jobs. “It’s a great day here in Rocket City,” said Bob Smith, CEO of Blue [more]

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City of Huntsville Reviews Proposal for $40M Amphitheater

Mayor Tommy Battle and members of his Urban and Economic Development team are proposing a new $40 million amphitheater to be built in a public park as part of the Mid-City development. Council Members held a work session on Jan. 23 to review the proposal along [more]

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Huntsville’s Oldest Black Fraternity presents MLK Unity Award to Mayor Tommy Battle

Mayor Tommy Battle was among two recipients to receive the Unity Award at the 34th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity Breakfast, hosted by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, the city’s oldest black fraternity. The Unity Award is presented to “recognize and honor two unsung heroes from [more]

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MLK Holiday is a “Day On, Not a Day Off” for Community Service

Mayor Tommy Battle is urging the community to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by using Monday’s holiday as an opportunity to participate in community service. The national MLK Holiday was established as a Day of Service in 1994, a “Day On, Not [more]

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It’s a Full House at Huntsville Animal Services

Huntsville Animal Services has more than 90 animals at the Shelter needing a new home. Now is the time to visit the shelter and adopt a shelter pet for FREE during our ‘Full House’ adoption special. Exceptions may apply on some pets. The Shelter is full of homeless animals [more]

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