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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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  • 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

  • Texas Bankers Hall of Fame names four honorees

    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.

    April 23, 2014

  • Literary scholar named SHSU humanities, social sciences dean

    Abbey Zink, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and professor of English at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, has been appointed the dean of Sam Houston State University’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

    April 23, 2014

  • 4-23-the-hive-Behind-The-Hive.jpg THE HIVE: Behind the scenes at The Hive

    The Hive is about more than just journalism. It’s about expanding horizons.
    Being a part of a broadcast journalism team is a huge step for many students.
    Some students come equipped with a level of charisma that makes it easy to be on camera, others really have to push themselves.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • 4-23-hive-GGs-Spring-Show-Dress-Rehearsal.jpg THE HIVE: May we have this dance?

    Recently, the Huntsville High School Grenadier Guards traveled to Galveston to compete in the Showtime International National dance competition. The dance team took home a national first-place award for team modern, and national second-place awards for team pom, contemporary and open.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • 4-23-the-hive-CTE-Goes-CSI.jpg THE HIVE: CTE goes CSI

    Some students in the CTE Department’s (Career and Technology Education) forensics class at Huntsville High School got a chance last week to get “hands on” at the Brayton Fire Training Field in College Station.
    With simulated crime scenes, demonstrations of arson investigation techniques, students got up close and personal with authentic crime scene situations.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • 4-23-the-hive-MTB-article-picture.jpg THE HIVE: Hornet mountain bikers make strong showing

    It’s 10 o’clock on Sunday morning.
    With cloudy skies and heavy air, members of the Huntsville High School mountain bike team line up at the starting line. With adrenaline pumping and legs eager to start pedaling, the bell sounds.
    They’re off.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • 4-23-Davison,-Brent.jpg Infant stable, but still critical

    A 2-month-old baby who was found unresponsive at a Huntsville residence last week is in stable but critical condition at a Houston hospital.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Historian: Let’s talk about civil rights in Huntsville

    In 1965, the civil rights movement made its way to the city of Huntsville, beginning with a sit-in at the Cafe Raven, a popular restaurant at the time.
    To celebrate next year’s 50th anniversary of the move toward racial integration, the Sam Houston Memorial Museum will be hosting an oral history event for citizens and senior citizens to get together and share their accounts of the civil rights movement in Huntsville on Thursday night at 7.

    April 22, 2014


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