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Huntsville Animal Services celebrates record live release rate, expansion

January 21, 2021 Click to view Huntsville Animal Services celebrates record live release rate, expansion

HUNTSVILLE, AL – The City of Huntsville is pleased to announce that Animal Services posted a record 95% live release rate in 2020, despite unprecedented challenges caused by COVID-19. The number represents the Shelter’s success in placing homeless pets with families through adoptions, rescue groups and fosters and in reuniting lost animals with their owners. Overall intake was also down about 1,000 animals for the year. “We are so grateful to our [more]

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South Huntsville Optimist Club donates $25,000 to City’s Special Populations Program

January 15, 2021 Click to view South Huntsville Optimist Club donates $25,000 to City’s Special Populations Program

The City of Huntsville received a generous $25,000 check from the South Huntsville Optimist Club to support its Special Populations program. Managed by Huntsville Parks & Recreation, the program provides activities for individuals with special needs at the Buddy Bryant Youth Center near Optimist Park and the recreation center. “Part of our charter is patriotism and to help youth, and we found a project to fit both,” said Dennis Anderson, a [more]

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Air Force selects Redstone Arsenal as the site for the U.S. Space Command Headquarters

January 13, 2021 Click to view Air Force selects Redstone Arsenal as the site for the U.S. Space Command Headquarters

Mayor Tommy Battle issued a statement following the Air Force’s selection of Redstone Arsenal as the permanent location for the U.S. Space Command headquarters, following a two-year competition for the basing decision. Read the Air Force announcement HERE “The City of Huntsville, Alabama is honored that Redstone Arsenal has been named as the site for the United States Space Command,” said Mayor Tommy Battle. “We are grateful to Senator Richard Shelby for his [more]

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Skatepark coming to John Hunt Park’s growing number of sports offerings

January 12, 2021 Click to view Skatepark coming to John Hunt Park’s growing number of sports offerings

Another new cutting-edge sports complex is heading to John Hunt Park, this time in the form of an innovative skatepark that will challenge skaters, from professional to novice. The facility will be Olympic quality and include supporting facilities such as restrooms, pavilions, sunshades, lighting, landscaping and expanded parking. It is slated to be built on a three-acre site between Kids Space and the championship soccer fields. “Skateboarding continues to grow in popularity [more]

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City unveils statue of Dr. William Hooper Councill

December 23, 2020 Click to view City unveils statue of Dr. William Hooper Councill

Dr. William Hooper Councill has returned to the grounds of the former high school that bears his name. A statue of Dr. Councill, commissioned by the City of Huntsville, now proudly welcomes alumni and visitors to the William Hooper Councill School Park on St. Clair Avenue in Downtown Huntsville. The park opened in fall 2019 as a tribute and memorial to the hundreds of African-American students who studied there during the [more]

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U.S. Paralympics Cycling Coming to Huntsville in April to Kick Off 2021 Domestic Schedule

December 3, 2020 Click to view U.S. Paralympics Cycling Coming to Huntsville in April to Kick Off 2021 Domestic Schedule

The Huntsville/Madison County community is excited to announce that U.S. Paralympics Cycling will visit the Rocket City next year, as it begins its national calendar in preparation for the Paralympic Games in Tokyo this coming summer. We will host one of four domestic cycling events, the U.S. Paralympics Cycling Open, the second opportunity for cyclists to qualify for Tokyo. The events will be held on Saturday and Sunday, April 17-18, 2021 [more]

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Mayor Battle statement on Huntsville’s selection as finalist in national bid for U.S. Space Command Headquarters

November 19, 2020 Click to view Mayor Battle statement on Huntsville’s selection as finalist in national bid for U.S. Space Command Headquarters

The Department of the Air Force announced today that Huntsville has been designated as a candidate location for consideration to host the headquarters of the United States Space Command (USSPACECOM). Huntsville is one of six locations to participate in the next phase of the process. “The Redstone region provides an unparalleled workforce for the U.S. Space Command with capabilities that include missile defense, aerospace, and intelligence,” said Mayor Tommy Battle. “We [more]

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City of Huntsville Housing Expo goes virtual to help first-time homeowners

November 10, 2020 Click to view City of Huntsville Housing Expo goes virtual to help first-time homeowners

–  The benefits to homeownership are well known and the City of Huntsville’s Community Development Department hopes to make the process easier with its upcoming 2020 Virtual Housing Expo. Aimed at assisting potential and first-time homeowners in demystifying the home-buying process, the 2020 Virtual Housing Expo will take place on Saturday, November 14, from 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.  During this all-virtual event, local and national subject matter experts will conduct a series of live and pre-recorded [more]

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Mayor Battle’s Tree Planting Day – Saturday, Nov. 7 

November 1, 2020 Click to view Mayor Battle’s Tree Planting Day – Saturday, Nov. 7 

The public is invited to join Mayor Tommy Battle for his annual Tree Planting Day in John Hunt Park on Saturday, November 7, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. The City of Huntsville’s Green Team and Landscape Management departments will have all the supplies needed to plant more than 350 hardwood trees to expand the park’s tree canopy. This is the 7th year the Mayor and community volunteers have rooted trees in the park to [more]

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City Council approves funding for new Amphitheater

October 22, 2020 Click to view City Council approves funding for new Amphitheater

Huntsville’s ascent into the global music circuit took another step forward with City Council approval to proceed with plans to build a new 8,000+ seat amphitheater. Council voted 3-1 to authorize the City’s Public Building Authority to move into the construction phase to build a classic Roman-style forum within a municipal park near the MidCity development. The amphitheater project has been under development for the past several years, garnering public interest and [more]

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