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Cast away with Parks and Recreation Youth Fishing Rodeo on Saturday, June 1

May 29, 2019

Huntsville children, ages 6-12 years old, are invited to join Parks & Recreation this Saturday, June 1, in Brahan Spring Park for the annual Wally Vess Youth Fishing Rodeo. This free fishing event takes place in the Park’s North Lagoon, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. It’s an annual family favorite, so have the kids grab their fishing equipment and bring their chairs and catfish bait for a morning of fun and prizes. The lagoon will be stocked with 500 pounds of [more]

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City Council Establishes Selection Process for School Board Vacancy

May 23, 2019

Candidate applications accepted through June 7 for Board of Education District 5 position The Huntsville City Council will be accepting applications to fill a vacancy on the Huntsville City School Board. The District 5 position will become vacant effective May 24 following Pam Hill’s resignation. Under Alabama state law, the City Council has the responsibility to fill the vacancy. After consulting with the City Attorney’s office, Council President Devyn Keith presented a [more]

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Huntsville Retains “Straight A” Financial Report Card

May 21, 2019

Two of the nation’s top credit rating agencies assigned the City of Huntsville their highest scores this week.  Moody’s Investors Service and Standard & Poor’s Rating Services awarded Huntsville a rating of Aaa and AAA, respectively. The credit rating agencies cited Huntsville’s strengths to include a robust economy, sound City management with conservative policies and practices, solid budgetary performance and a strong institutional framework. They noted the community’s above average wealth, [more]

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Fee-Waived Pet Adoptions at Huntsville Animal Services on Saturday, May 18

May 17, 2019

Huntsville Animal Services continues to operate at capacity with dozens of homeless dogs and cats looking for forever homes.  On Saturday, May 18, most of the dogs and cats at the shelter will be available for free, in an effort to expediently find good homes for as many shelter pets as possible. Restrictions may apply for some pets. The adoption package includes spay or neuter surgery, rabies and other vaccinations, microchip [more]

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Huntsville earns national rankings for safe street policies and biking improvements

May 16, 2019

Huntsville’s commitment to making streets safer and more bike and pedestrian friendly has recently earned the City two national accolades. A Best City for Bikes People for Bikes reviewed biking infrastructure in 509 cities and Huntsville ranked 37th in its annual rating of  The Best Cities for Bikes,  placing the Rocket City well ahead of Memphis, Knoxville and Nashville. Places for Bikes also ranked Huntsville 3rd in the nation in its successful [more]

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Cyclists gear up for the 10th annual Mayor’s Bike Ride on Saturday, May 18

May 15, 2019

 Mayor Tommy Battle and Healthy Huntsville invite the public to join them this Saturday, May 18, for a free, family-friendly four-mile bike ride around Downtown Huntsville. The annual Mayor’s Bike Ride will start and finish in Big Spring Park East by the Downtown YMCA. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and the ride kicks off at 10 a.m. The ride will be led and followed by the Huntsville Police Department and HEMSI, ensuring a safe experience [more]

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April 2019 – Monthly Development Review

May 8, 2019

New industrial projects topped the list of the largest non-residential building permits issued in April. Residential permits and CO’s both increased year-over-year. Residential Permits (new construction) in Huntsville city limits: In April, 439 housing units were permitted, 152 single- and 287 multi-family. The top tract for building permits last month was 14.02 (Research Park), where 284 units were permitted, all multi-family. This is a 173% increase over April 2018, when 161 housing [more]

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Healthy Huntsville Fun – Fitness in the Park Starts Saturday

May 2, 2019

Mayor Tommy Battle, Healthy Huntsville and Huntsville Parks & Recreation encourage everyone to head down to Big Spring Park each Saturday, from May 4 – June 29, for Fitness in the Park exercise sessions. Fitness in the Park 2019, formerly known as Saturdays in the Park, takes place from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., in Big Spring Park East near the bridge. In the case of rain, classes will be taught [more]

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Humphreys Bar and Grill Fire

May 1, 2019

Last night around 10:30 P.M., dispatched fire units responded to a business fire located at 103 Washington Street (Humphrey’s Bar and Grill). There was a fire in the kitchen area where it spread to an upper floor and roof. A rapid and well-coordinated attack reduced the damage by the fire. Huntsville Fire Investigators have ruled the fire as accidental.    

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