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Need a vacation buddy? Snag one from Huntsville Animal Services for only $10

May 10, 2022 Click to view Need a vacation buddy? Snag one from Huntsville Animal Services for only $10

With the official start of summer approaching next month, Huntsville families are making vacation and staycation plans. Whether hitting the beach or hanging out by a backyard pool, Huntsville Animal Services (HAS) has dozens of potential vacation buddies available for adoption or foster. The shelter has also slashed adoption fees to $10 on most adult dogs, though some exclusions apply. “People like getting out on a warm, sunny day and dogs do, [more]

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Mayor Tommy Battle honors health care heroes during National Nurses, Hospital weeks

May 5, 2022 Click to view Mayor Tommy Battle honors health care heroes during National Nurses, Hospital weeks

Despite unprecedented challenges caused by COVID-19, the City of Huntsville’s health care professionals braved every storm to meet the public’s needs. That’s why Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle is recognizing the selfless individuals who staff our hospitals and take care of our community during National Nurses Week (May 6-12) and National Hospital Week (May 8-14). Mayor Battle honored these unsung heroes Thursday, May 5, during a proclamation presentation with Huntsville Hospital CEO [more]

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Huntsville Cemetery Department asks for community’s help keeping cemeteries beautiful

April 21, 2022 Click to view Huntsville Cemetery Department asks for community’s help keeping cemeteries beautiful

With spring now in full bloom, more people are visiting loved ones’ graves at City of Huntsville cemeteries. To that end, the City wants to remind people of its guidelines to keep cemeteries looking beautiful all year long. A cemetery maintenance employee cuts down weeds around a headstone at Maple Hill Cemetery. Interim Cemetery Director Tara Sloan said the Cemetery Department has a small staff of 13 full-time workers and a varying [more]

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Huntsville Transit to solicit input from the public as part of plan update

April 14, 2022 Click to view Huntsville Transit to solicit input from the public as part of plan update

Huntsville Transit plans to seek input from a consulting firm as well as the public as part of an update of its Transit Improvement Plan. The City Council on Thursday authorized Mayor Tommy Battle to enter into an agreement with Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates Inc. to assist with the plan update. The City will cover only 20% of the cost of the $100,000 contract, with the remainder paid using federal transit planning [more]

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Huntsville Transit providing free rides to college students, staff next week

April 13, 2022 Click to view Huntsville Transit providing free rides to college students, staff next week

College students and staff members who are passionate about the environment can give the planet a lift next week while getting a lift from Huntsville Transit. From April 18-22, anyone presenting a valid college ID can board a Huntsville Orbit bus for free. The offer applies to students, staff and faculty at all Huntsville-area colleges and universities. The promotion is Huntsville Transit’s way of celebrating Earth Day on April 22. Huntsville’s Operation [more]

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City of Huntsville announces Good Friday closures

April 12, 2022 Click to view City of Huntsville announces Good Friday closures

The City of Huntsville’s municipal offices and Municipal Court will close Friday, April 15, in observance of Good Friday. City offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Monday, April 18. Because garbage collection occurs Monday-Thursday, there will be no change to service. Huntsville Transit will operate a normal schedule for both Orbit fixed-route buses and Access paratransit service Friday and Saturday. All Huntsville Parks & Recreation facilities will close Friday but operate on a normal [more]

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History in the making: Constructing a new City Hall, expanding Big Spring Park

April 11, 2022 Click to view History in the making: Constructing a new City Hall, expanding Big Spring Park

The City of Huntsville hosted a ceremonial groundbreaking today to celebrate construction of its new $90 million municipal complex. The seven-story building and parking garage is being built on a 1.8-acre site across the street from the present City Hall on Fountain Circle. “The new municipal building will be 2 ½ times larger than our present City Hall,” said Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle. “When it opens in about two years, we [more]

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Huntsville Animal Services asks public to ‘spring’ pooches from kennels

April 8, 2022 Click to view Huntsville Animal Services asks public to ‘spring’ pooches from kennels

Huntsville Animal Services (HAS) is issuing an urgent plea for adopters and fosters as it grapples with an influx of homeless pets. The shelter took in nearly 60 owner-surrendered dogs and strays over the course of three days this week, which is nearly three times more than normal for this time of year. To help clear the shelter, adoption fees have dropped to $10 for most adult dogs, though some exclusions [more]

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Take a ride with us: Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle announces official launch of Token Transit

March 30, 2022 Click to view Take a ride with us: Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle announces official launch of Token Transit

Huntsville Transit patrons now have an easier way to move around the City following the official launch of Token Transit, a free smartphone app. Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle and Parking and Public Transit Director Quisha Bryant announce the official launch of Token Transit March 30 at the Huntsville Transit station. Available in the App Store for iPhone and Google Play for Android devices, Token Transit allows Orbit and Access riders to purchase [more]

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‘Dog Gone Lucky’: Huntsville Animal Services urges action on homeless pets

March 9, 2022 Click to view ‘Dog Gone Lucky’: Huntsville Animal Services urges action on homeless pets

With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner, Huntsville Animal Services (HAS) is inviting community members to give a homeless pet a lucky break. In honor of the annual observance, HAS is slashing adoption fees for some dogs as part of a “Dog Gone Lucky” promotion, which runs through March 19. Some dogs can be adopted for as little as $10 or $35, though some exclusions apply. Puppies and kittens can [more]

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