1. Media Center
  2. News & Updates

Category: Top News

Updates: Fallen HPD Officer Billy Clardy III

December 9, 2019

The latest updates can be found via the Huntsville Police Department’s Twitter – @HsvPolice. Funeral Arrangements Funeral services for STAC Agent Billy Clardy III will take place on Tuesday, December 10, at Mayfair Church of Christ located at 1095 Carl T. Jones Drive in Huntsville, Alabama. A public viewing will be held from 12 p.m. until 2 p.m., service to follow. A processional to Agent Clardy’s gravesite will immediately follow. Out of [more]

Read More

Santa Paws: Animal Services, Visitors Bureau team up to promote adoptable dogs at local pet-friendly hotels

December 5, 2019

In an effort to find a home for the holidays, four Huntsville Animal Services shelter dogs got a special treat this week. Sid, Frank, Philly and Titus explored four of Huntsville’s pet-friendly hotels to raise awareness for animal adoptions. Photos linked above. Karen Buchan, Huntsville Animal Services Animal Care Supervisor, said the shelter currently has around 70 animals looking for homes. “The shelter can be a lonely place for animals, especially during [more]

Read More

Mayor Battle: Celebrate generosity on this Giving Tuesday

December 3, 2019

Huntsville’s Mayor Tommy Battle released the following statement ahead of Giving Tuesday on December 3, 2019.  Giving Tuesday is an annual, global generosity movement celebrated on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving that aims to create an intentional day of charitable acts. “On this Giving Tuesday, we pay special recognition to Huntsville’s array of exceptional nonprofits who work tirelessly on our behalf to provide significant and necessary services to the sick and differently-abled, [more]

Read More

Special Election Asks Huntsville Voters to Support City Schools

December 2, 2019

Huntsville voters will go to the polls December 10 for a special election to recommit 15.5 mills in ad valorem taxes that have supported local education as far back as 1916. A review of the school tax legislation last year indicated some ambiguity in the language. The current laws, first written in 1916 and expanded in the 60s and 70s, reference property in “Huntsville, Madison County” which doesn’t accurately reflect Huntsville city [more]

Read More

Municipal closures for the Thanksgiving Holiday, Nov. 28-29

November 21, 2019

The City of Huntsville’s municipal offices will be closed for the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday, November 28-29. The following services will be affected: Garbage Collection:  Thursday’s residential curbside collection will be picked up on Friday, Nov. 29. Public Transit:  Thursday’s Shuttle Bus and Handi-Ride services will be closed. Transit service resumes on Friday, Nov. 29. Parks & Recreation:  Recreation centers and facilities will be closed on Thursday and Friday and will reopen on Saturday, Nov. 30. Animal Services:  The Animal [more]

Read More

Fall Cleanup: Keeping curbs, gutters free of leaves and debris

November 11, 2019

Huntsville neighborhood streets and yards are adorned with colorful, fallen leaves. Picturesque – as long as they don’t clog public gutters. As fall settles in, the City of Huntsville is reminding homeowners to keep “road-side facilities,” or in non-municipal terms, curbs, gutters, ditches and sidewalks, free of debris. This includes dirt, trash, debris, gravel, yard waste, grass clippings, grass and weeds. Recently adopted City Ordinance 21-311 helps outline property owner [more]

Read More

Huntsville Moves to Renovate Joe Davis Stadium for Football, Soccer, Lacrosse

November 7, 2019

The Huntsville City Council voted to move forward with a $1 million contract with Chapman Sisson Architects to provide construction documents for the renovation of Joe Davis Stadium in John Hunt Park. The stadium, which has been closed since 2015, will be converted from a baseball venue into a multi-sport facility to support high school football, soccer and lacrosse play and other City sporting events. Chapman Sisson first provided the City with [more]

Read More

Huntsville’s Approves Management Contract for New Amphitheater

November 7, 2019

The City of Huntsville is contracting with Huntsville Venue Group Amphitheater, LLC (HVG) to help develop and operate a new 8,500 seat amphitheater to be built in the public park adjacent to the new Mid City development. City Council unanimously approved a 10-year contract with HVG. Under this contract, HVG will play a critical role in developing this unique, artist-driven venue. The company will also begin the process of marketing and [more]

Read More

Construction set to begin on Councill High School Park

November 7, 2019

It was a memory, then a dream, and a vision fulfilled for hundreds of alumni of William Hooper Councill High School, Huntsville’s first public school for African-American students. More than 150 years after the school first opened its doors, and more than 50 years since the school closed, the historic site on St. Clair Avenue will be memorialized with a beautiful new park. Huntsville City Council approved Mayor Tommy Battle’s request to [more]

Read More

“Collegiate Beach Clash” brings LSU, South Carolina, UAB and Georgia State to Huntsville’s Sand Volleyball Complex Nov. 2

October 31, 2019

The City of Huntsville’s Parks & Recreation Department and Rally Volleyball will host the “Collegiate Beach Clash” this Saturday, November 2, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Sand Volleyball Complex in John Hunt Park. LSU, South Carolina, UAB and Georgia State will play in the day-long tournament, marking the tournament’s fifth year, and its first time in Huntsville. “We are happy to host some of the best collegiate beach volleyball talent [more]

Read More

Page 1 of 31