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May 9, 2012

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Memorial Day Solid Waste Schedule
The city of Huntsville solid waste division will run regular residential and commercial garbage pick-up routes on Monday, May 28 for Memorial Day. The solid waste transfer facility will also be open for business on Monday. The Recycling Drop-Off Center, 590 I-45 North, will be closed to the public Monday, but will open as usual on Tuesday. For more information, call (936) 294-5743.
Downtown Walking Tours
May is Preservation Month and to celebrate, the Main Street Program will offer free guided downtown walking tours every Friday at 2 p.m. Interested citizens can put on their walking shoes and meet at the Gazebo on the courthouse lawn for a historical tour that will last 30 minutes to one hour. Tours will end at the Gibbs-Powell House on 11th Street where there will be an additional tour opportunity. For more information, call (936) 291-5920 or e-mail
Rita B. Huff Garage Sale Donations 
The Rita B. Huff Humane Society is accepting donations for its annual spring garage sale Saturday, June 2, and Sunday, June 3, at the old Wal-mart building on Highway 30. Call (936) 295-4666 between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday to make arrangements for pick-up or drop off. 
Pine Prairie Baptist Seeks Former Pastors
The Pine Prairie Free Will Baptist Church will be 100 years old and a homecoming will be held Saturday, June 2. The church is looking for former pastors/fill-ins or the children and grandchildren of these men who want to have a part in the event. For more information, call Anita Duke at (936) 291-9229 or Linda Clements at (936) 291-8718.

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    What was it really like during the civil rights movement in Huntsville? Who were the players? Was there a hidden hand? Was President Lyndon Johnson involved? What were Martin Luther King and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference doing?

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  • Cemetery to receive historical marking

    The Captain Joe Byrd Cemetery will receive a Historic Texas Cemetery Marker during a dedication by the Walker County Historical Commission on May 5, at 10 a.m.

    April 25, 2014

  • Barrera recipient of LAGRANT scholarship

    A Sam Houston State University student will receive $2,500 in scholarship funding from The LAGRANT Foundation — a California-based non-profit that seeks to increase the number of ethnic minorities in advertising, marketing and public relation fields.

    April 25, 2014

  • Digitalk: Cameras on cops will protect both sides

    For years police departments have used dashboard cameras to record every move officers make in the line of duty. Even with those devices, what goes on can still be unclear — a problem for the peace officer and the person being questioned.

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  • 4-25 SHSU.jpg Practicing crisis management in the field

    Six Security Studies students took their crisis management class to the field so they can assist the community in times of natural or manmade disasters or major events.

    April 25, 2014 1 Photo

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    When I first heard about “Fargo,” a TV series loosely based on the Academy Award-winning Coen Brothers film of the same name, I almost wrote it off as a bad idea. It didn’t make much sense.

    April 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • 4-24 Relay.jpg Walking, dining with purpose

    Folks are gearing up for this year’s Walker County Relay For Life on May 2 and festivities get underway this weekend when a special group of people will be honored.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • American dream to become reality

    What happens to a dream when it’s shelved? Will it cause the dreamer to loose faith in themselves?
    Huntsville resident Laura Delfin grew tired of wondering these very questions. She had deferred her dream of becoming a United States citizen for the last 10 years.

    April 23, 2014

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    The selection committee of the Texas Bankers Hall of Fame announced the selection of Tieman H. Dippel Jr., Tom C. Frost, Joseph M. Grant and Rogers Pope Sr. as this year’s honorees to be inducted Thursday in the Lowman Ballroom of Sam Houston State University.

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