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People of Preservation – This Place Matters 2019 Campaign

April 30, 2019

It’s the year of Alabama’s Bicentennial and Huntsville is celebrating the state’s 200th birthday with gusto. As part of this celebratory year, Huntsville is featuring its historic treasures as part of the City’s 4th annual “This Place Matters” campaign. Mayor Tommy Battle and preservation leaders gathered on the East Side Square in Downtown Huntsville to proclaim the month of May as Huntsville Preservation Month and to kick-off the 2019 social media [more]

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Promotional Ceremony

April 30, 2019

Huntsville Fire & Rescue held a promotional ceremony for five Captains, two Assistant Fire Marshals and eight Driver/Engineers. The Ceremony took place this afternoon at the Huntsville Fire and Police Training academy on Pueblo Drive. The following is a list of the promotions: Captains Keith Casteel James Davis Jason King Terry Painter Adam McPherson Assistant Fire Marshals Laine Cowan Chris Dale Drivers Ryan Jones Jackie Wolfe Dustin Weeks Paul Darwin Reese Howell Eric Hughes William Call Nate Gilchrist

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Senior Fishing Rodeo – Tuesday, April 30

April 28, 2019

The City of Huntsville’s Parks & Recreation department is partnering with the Huntsville/Madison County Senior Center to host a free senior Fishing Rodeo on Tuesday, April 30, between 8 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., in Brahan Spring Park’s lagoon between the Miracle League fields and Everybody Can Play playground. This event is for seniors 55+ years old. A fishing license is required for those under 65 years old. Participants must bring their own chairs, bait and equipment, and may have one line [more]

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CALEA Conference

April 25, 2019

The Huntsville Police Department has partnered with the Madison County Sheriff’s Department, the Madison Police Department, and the Huntsville/Madison County Convention and Visitors Bureau to host the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) Conference next week.  Over 600 Law Enforcement officials will be attending the Huntsville CALEA Conference from all over the United States, Mexico, Canada and Barbados.  The attendees will spend the week in Huntsville attending classes, [more]

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What’s next for Huntsville’s Historic Districts?

April 25, 2019

The Huntsville Historic Preservation Commission (HHPC) will host a public meeting and brainstorming session about the health and future of the City’s four historic districts on Monday, April 29, at 5:30 p.m., in the 1st floor conference room, 320 Fountain Circle, 35801. The HHPC will offer a brief history of the locally designated districts, their purpose and impact on the community, followed by small group sessions to identify opportunities and challenges within the districts. “We’re eager to meet with [more]

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Parking for Panoply: Municipal Garages & Street Parking

April 24, 2019

Panoply festival goers will have plenty of parking options in Downtown Huntsville April 26 – 28. For the most efficient route, the City of Huntsville is encouraging festival attendees to enter Downtown Huntsville via Jefferson Street at I-565 and choose the first available parking. Metered parking on the street will be available for the weekend at no charge. In addition to approved parking in many open private lots scattered throughout downtown, drivers [more]

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Mayor Battle, City Schools ask voter support in reaffirming school property tax

April 22, 2019

The City of Huntsville will hold a public referendum in the coming months to ask voters to reaffirm 15.5 mills of school property tax that have supported local education as far back as 1916. A recent review of the school tax legislation indicated the City needed to update its language to ensure all Huntsville property owners are treated equitably. The current law, first written in 1916 and expanded in the 60s and [more]

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Race to Adopt a Pet During Animal Services Derby Days 

April 22, 2019

Huntsville Animal Services is off to the races to find homes for the 15-20 pets that are brought in to the Shelter every day.  You can help by adopting a dog or cat for only $5 during the Shelter’s “Derby Days” adoption special April 22 through May 4. Restrictions may apply on some pets. Adopt a special dog or cat as part of your family and help save a pet’s life. The adoption [more]

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Panoply 2019

April 19, 2019

The Panoply Festival is to be held from Friday April 26th to Sunday April 28th, 2019. In preparation for the annual Panoply of the Arts Festival, the Huntsville Police Department will be closing several streets around Big Spring International Park in Downtown Huntsville. The following road closing and opening schedule will be followed for: Monday April 22nd Start:   8:00 AM Close Monroe Street at the south side of the exit from the circular [more]

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It’s a Full House at Huntsville Animal Services

April 17, 2019

Huntsville Animal Services has more than 80 animals in the Shelter and more are coming in each day.  Starting now, April 17 through Saturday, April 20, Animal Services needs the community’s help. Please stop by the Shelter and adopt a pet for FREE during our ‘Full House’ emergency special. Exceptions may apply on some pets. The Shelter is full with no space for any other pets.  There are so many loving dogs [more]

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