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Summer Season brings Cool Cats and Hot Dogs 

July 1, 2020 Click to view Summer Season brings Cool Cats and Hot Dogs 

There are a lot of cool cats and hot dogs available for adoption at Huntsville Animal Services. With the hot days of summer still ahead, this is the perfect time to help us cool down the Shelter by adopting one of the many kittens and cats, dogs and puppies needing good homes. To make your pet adoption a breeze, throughout the month of July most adult cats and dogs are only $5 [more]

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City opens 58-acre Dallas W. Fanning Nature Preserve

July 1, 2020 Click to view City opens 58-acre Dallas W. Fanning Nature Preserve

The City of Huntsville opened its newest nature preserve on 58 acres of land off Martin Road West. Named in honor of the late Dallas W. Fanning, former director of urban development and architect of the City’s western expansion, the park will provide residents in the westernmost part of the City with outdoor trails for exercise, passive recreation, star-gazing and nature hikes. “I can’t think of a more fitting tribute to [more]

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Municipal offices will be closed for Independence Day Holiday

June 30, 2020 Click to view Municipal offices will be closed for Independence Day Holiday

City of Huntsville municipal offices will be closed for the upcoming Independence Day Holiday on Friday, July 3. Residential garbage collection will not be affected. Police and Fire will continue to be on duty throughout the holiday weekend. Public Transit will provide regular Shuttle Bus and Handi-Ride service on Friday, July 3, but will be closed on Saturday, July 4. Parks & Recreation will close its recreation centers for the holiday weekend, [more]

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Celebrate Parks & Recreation Month in July

June 26, 2020 Click to view Celebrate Parks & Recreation Month in July

Mayor Tommy Battle and Huntsville Parks & Recreation Director Steve Ivey are excited to kick-off Parks & Recreation Month as part of the National Recreation and Park Association’s (NRPA) national campaign on Friday, June 26 at 10 a.m. in Brahan Spring Park. “This year, we want to highlight the numerous ways our department provides services and activities for the community,” Ivey said. “We are particularly excited to introduce the public to the many new recreation activities we’ve created.” Huntsville’s parks and recreation services are an essential [more]

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Partnership Preserves Land in Huntsville-Limestone County

June 23, 2020 Click to view Partnership Preserves Land in Huntsville-Limestone County

The City of Huntsville has donated 700 acres to the Land Trust of North Alabama preserving an extraordinary conservation area in Limestone County. This partnership with the City of Huntsville and Mazda Toyota Manufacturing ensures the protection of sensitive habitat along Beaverdam Creek, which is home to the endemic and threatened spring pygmy sunfish as well as the endangered slender campeloma snail. This land includes Beaverdam Swamp, Beaverdam Creek, Moore Branch, Ragland Spring and [more]

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A Tie Dye Experience at the Animal Shelter

June 18, 2020 Click to view A Tie Dye Experience at the Animal Shelter

Huntsville Animal Services has a lot of dogs in many shapes, colors and sizes, just right to match the Tie Dye T-Shirts the dogs may be wearing.  This is a special time for our Shelter dogs to express their personalities during the Tie Dye adoption promotion for the month of June. Adoption fees have been waived on most dogs. Come to the Shelter on Monday through Saturday during regular business hours.  There are some restrictions with [more]

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City of Huntsville Statements on Confederate Memorial

June 10, 2020 Click to view City of Huntsville Statements on Confederate Memorial

Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle and City Council President Devyn Keith released the following statements after today’s 9-0 vote by the Madison County Commission decision to proceed with a relocation plan for the Confederate Memorial on the Courthouse Square. “The City of Huntsville pledges to work hand in hand with the Madison County Commission to help them find a suitable home for the monument in an appropriate historic context.” – Mayor Tommy [more]

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Huntsville outlines next steps in protest review at upcoming Council meetings

June 10, 2020 Click to view Huntsville outlines next steps in protest review at upcoming Council meetings

The Huntsville City Council welcomes public input at its Thursday night meeting. Individuals who would like to address Council may register in the lobby to speak and they will be called into Chambers at their appointed turn. Social distancing and sanitation protocols remain in place which limits seating in the Council Chambers to about 15 people. “It’s been an emotionally charged time for our community and the country, and we’re listening,” [more]

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Mayor Battle statement on two Wednesday protest events

June 4, 2020 Click to view Mayor Battle statement on two Wednesday protest events

“Yesterday, our city saw two separate protest events. The first was organized by the local chapter of the NAACP who worked with the City and Huntsville Police to organize a thoughtful event filled with hope and a call for justice. We gathered to mourn the tragedy that occurred in Minneapolis. We came together in supporting a First Amendment right to voice a call for change throughout our country.  I saw [more]

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City of Huntsville prepares for more peaceful demonstrations

June 2, 2020 Click to view City of Huntsville prepares for more peaceful demonstrations

The City of Huntsville is preparing for more demonstrations this week as the community and nation continue to mourn the tragic death of George Floyd. Huntsville Police and City departments are working with area leaders to ensure a safe and peaceful event on Wednesday sponsored by the NAACP. The demonstration on Monday in Big Spring Park and subsequent march around the courthouse square was scheduled as a three-hour event and largely [more]

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