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Statement on the death of former City Council Member Dr. Richard Showers, Sr. 

October 16, 2021 Click to view Statement on the death of former City Council Member Dr. Richard Showers, Sr. 

The City of Huntsville is mourning the loss of former longtime City Council Member Dr. Richard Showers, Sr.  Mayor Tommy Battle issued the following statement on the death of the City’s District 1 advocate. “Dr. Richard Showers, Sr., a former City Council member and educator at Huntsville City Schools, had an incredible impact on our City,” he said. “As a representative of District 1, Dr. Showers was a tireless community champion who [more]

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Find your BOO: ‘Spooktacular’ adoption campaign seeks forever homes for shelter dogs

October 15, 2021 Click to view Find your BOO: ‘Spooktacular’ adoption campaign seeks forever homes for shelter dogs

October is Huntsville History Month, and Huntsville Animal Services (HAS) is partnering with the City’s Huntsville Historic Preservation Commission (HHPC) on the third annual “Find your BOO” campaign to help four shelter dogs find forever homes. This week, adoptable dogs Paco, Reno, Isabel and Casey got to spend a sunny afternoon outside the shelter for a Halloween-themed photo shoot in Huntsville’s Twickenham, Old Town and Five Points historic districts. “Our historic districts [more]

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City of Huntsville presents foundational redistricting plan

October 14, 2021 Click to view City of Huntsville presents foundational redistricting plan

The City of Huntsville’s redistricting team presented a proposed redistricting plan to City Council during its regularly scheduled meeting Thursday. The draft plan will be available on HuntsvilleAL.gov/redistricting for members of the public to review. This draft plan sets the baseline document from which members of the public can submit recommendations for adjustments. Additionally, citizens can submit their own plan for consideration. After careful consideration, Council will adopt a final redistricting [more]

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Huntsville groups seek input on pedestrian, bike safety

October 14, 2021 Click to view Huntsville groups seek input on pedestrian, bike safety

As the City of Huntsville increases its focus on alternative transportation, residents will soon have an opportunity to take part in the conversation. The City of Huntsville and Barge Design Solutions will host a public input session on Memorial Parkway bike and pedestrian safety improvements Wednesday, Oct. 20. The City and Barge Design Solutions will host a public input session on Memorial Parkway bike and pedestrian safety improvements Wednesday, Oct. 20, from [more]

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Huntsville-Madison County Emergency Management Agency unveils new website

October 7, 2021 Click to view Huntsville-Madison County Emergency Management Agency unveils new website

The Huntsville-Madison County Emergency Management Agency (HMCEMA) is inviting the public to check out its new website, which includes the Huntsville area’s best resources for emergency preparedness information. Completion of the new Huntsville-Madison County Emergency Management Agency website comes just ahead of the start of North Alabama’s secondary severe weather season, which spans November and December. The organization’s website, madisoncountyalema.gov, features timely information on topics to not only safeguard residents, but also [more]

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Huntsville Animal Services invites the public to come pick a ‘pumpkin’

October 5, 2021 Click to view Huntsville Animal Services invites the public to come pick a ‘pumpkin’

During the fall season, people go to great lengths to pick a perfect pumpkin to carve or display. Similar care should be taken when picking out a furry friend. Just as farmers markets, pumpkin patches and grocery stores have a seemingly endless supply of colorful pumpkins and gourds, Huntsville Animal Services (HAS) has plenty of animals of all shapes and sizes ready to be picked. In some cases, a new friend [more]

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City of Huntsville announces launch of free redistricting software

September 30, 2021 Click to view City of Huntsville announces launch of free redistricting software

Huntsville residents who would like to be involved in the ongoing redistricting process can now create their own plan using free software, provided by the City of Huntsville. The software, available here, gives constituents a voice in how City Council districts will be redrawn. “While we have always welcomed input and the ability to meet with the Redistricting Team to create a plan, we wanted an online option so residents could [more]

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A new chapter begins: South Huntsville Public Library opens to community

September 28, 2021 Click to view A new chapter begins: South Huntsville Public Library opens to community

A new chapter begins today for South Huntsville as the much-anticipated South Huntsville Public Library opens to the community. The 30,750-square-foot facility replaces the old Bailey Cove Library Branch in Weatherly Plaza. Located in the City of Huntsville’s Sandra Moon Community Complex, the library was designed to meet the needs of a dynamic, growing community with plenty of space for books, gatherings and technology. The library is a collaborative effort between the [more]

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Huntsville Parks & Recreation offering student day camps during HCS breaks

September 22, 2021 Click to view Huntsville Parks & Recreation offering student day camps during HCS breaks

 Great news for Huntsville City Schools (HCS) parents and students. Starting next month, Huntsville Parks & Recreation will offer Day Camps at nine City of Huntsville recreation centers during four weeklong breaks on the 2021-2022 HCS calendar. The camps will offer affordable, inclusive and fun programming for K-6 students from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, on the following dates: Fall Break: Oct. 4-8, 2021 Thanksgiving Break: Nov. 22-24, 2021 Winter Break: [more]

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Come lasso a new ‘pawdner’ at Huntsville Animal Services

September 13, 2021 Click to view Come lasso a new ‘pawdner’ at Huntsville Animal Services

Riding down the hot and dusty trail of life is no fun alone, which is why Huntsville Animal Services (HAS) is inviting the public to come lasso a new “pawdner” at a reduced rate. The shelter continues to receive 10-15 dogs and cats daily, which means the same amount need to be rescued, adopted or fostered each day to prevent overcrowding and save lives. To encourage adoption of available critters, HAS [more]

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