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Friday 05/29/2015
Library event to help track family history
Posted: May 29, 2015

Have you ever wondered if your ancestors fought alongside George Washington in the American Revolutionary War, or maybe even sold provisions to the Continental Army? Perhaps they were passengers on the Mayflower. 

Aquifers brimming after heavy storms
Posted: May 29, 2015

AUSTIN — Rains that are ruining homes and making fields too wet to work also have long-dry lakes brimming for the first time in years.

Local baker finds sweet spot in community
Posted: May 29, 2015

There’s nothing better than the aromatic scent of sugary sweetness filling the air as fresh and fluffy cupcakes are pulled from the oven. As the tantalizing fragrance fills the nostrils, it’s hard not to crave these little bundles of deliciousness.

Police Reports
Posted: May 29, 2015

Huntsville Police Department

Thursday 05/28/2015
'Grace and Frankie' is a delight
Posted: May 28, 2015

The reason I wanted to watch the new Netflix series “Grace and Frankie” is the mere presence of its two stars: longtime friends Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin. The idea of watching them together again was easily appealing enough to get me to dive into the show, even though some of the “Odd Couple”-like trappings of its plot made it seem like it might be a fairly predictable affair.

'Any little bit helps' Teachers, administrators react to salary increase
Posted: May 28, 2015

Huntsville ISD teachers received good news last weekend about a decision to raise the salary for both new and current teachers.

Security reportedly added for Austin's massive biker rally
Posted: May 28, 2015

AUSTIN — Thousands of bikers plan to converge on Austin in two weeks, and despite a shootout at a biker meeting that left nine people dead in Waco this month, they expect a warm welcome in the capital city.

Despite starting late for the second time in as many weeks, HISD hopes to stick to early release next Friday
Posted: May 28, 2015

April was a wet month in Texas and May has been worse, with storms and showers relentlessly pounding down and causing severe flooding across the state.

Wednesday 05/27/2015
As Trinity River continues to rise, emergency responders stay on high alert
Posted: May 27, 2015

Emergency officials are still on alert to provide assistance for residents in flood-prone areas of Walker County as water levels continue to rise because of recent rains and thunderstorms.

Citizens' petition fails; Precinct 1 to stay dry, for a while longer, at least
Posted: May 27, 2015

It looks like Precinct 1 will remain “dry” after all. A petition pushing to allow the sale and consumption of alcohol in that portion of Walker County was rejected because it lacked sufficient signatures.

Police Reports
Posted: May 27, 2015

Huntsville Police Department

Floodwaters deepen in Houston after city gets hit by more rain
Posted: May 27, 2015

HOUSTON — Floodwaters deepened across much of Texas on Tuesday as storms dumped almost a foot more of rain on the Houston area, stranding hundreds of motorists and inundating the famously congested highways that serve the nation’s fourth-largest city.

Tuesday 05/26/2015
Flooding forces more evacuations in Walker County
Posted: May 26, 2015

Emergency officials continue to provide assistance to residents dealing with flood conditions in the northern portion of Walker County following another round of storms over Memorial Day weekend.

HEARTS Memorial Day Service honors military heroes
Posted: May 26, 2015

The Walker County community gathered at the HEARTS Veterans Museum Conference Center on Monday night in order to honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the U.S. military.

Obama pays tribute to fallen service members at Arlington
Posted: May 26, 2015

ARLINGTON, Va. — President Barack Obama on Monday saluted Americans who died in battle, saying the country must "never stop trying to fully repay them" for their sacrifices. He noted it was the first Memorial Day in 14 years without U.S. forces engaged in a major ground war.

HEARTS Memorial Day Service honors military heroes
Posted: May 26, 2015

The Walker County community gathered at the HEARTS Veterans Museum Conference Center on Monday night in order to honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the U.S. military.

Twister kills 13 in Mexico border city; 12 missing in Texas
Posted: May 26, 2015

CIUDAD ACUNA, Mexico — A tornado raged through a city on the U.S.-Mexico border Monday, destroying homes, flinging cars like matchsticks and ripping an infant from its mother’s arms. At least 13 people were killed, authorities said.

Study identifies partner violence victims barriers
Posted: May 26, 2015

Texas has a shortage of beds for survivors of intimate partner violence, and although alternatives may be offered, survivors may find themselves isolated from much-needed services, such as crisis intervention, legal advocacy, support groups, medical advocacy, individual counseling and others, according to a study by the Crime Victims’ Institute at Sam Houston State University.

Monday 05/25/2015
Big day for seniors at Alpha Omega Academy
Posted: May 25, 2015

Alpha Omega Academy, Huntsville’s small Christian school, held its graduation ceremony Saturday at University Heights Baptist Church. The graduating class had 28 students, which is the largest graduating class in AOA’s history.

Heavy floods prompt rescues, evacuations
Posted: May 25, 2015

SAN MARCOS, Texas — Record rainfall Sunday wreaked havoc across a swath of the U.S. Midwest on Sunday, causing flash floods in normally dry rivers and streams and forcing about 2,000 people to flee.

Big day for seniors at AOA
Posted: May 25, 2015

Alpha Omega Academy, Huntsville’s small Christian school, held its graduation ceremony Saturday at University Heights Baptist Church. The graduating class had 28 students, which is the largest graduating class in AOA’s history.

Sunday 05/24/2015
A fun and interactive book of birds
Posted: May 24, 2015

The vast Piney Woods of East Texas contains more than 300 species of birds, from beautiful blue jays and Northern cardinals, to ruby throated hummingbirds and pileated woodpeckers.

HEARTS Museum to honor military heroes who made
Posted: May 24, 2015

America would not be “the land of the free” if it was not for the brave men and women in the military who have made many sacrifices over the years.

Wet weather to continue, says Texas' new rain gauge
Posted: May 24, 2015

AUSTIN — Predicting the weather is never a sure thing, but a new forecasting method is telling scientists that the wet spring in much of the state will segue into a rainier than normal June and July.

It's graduation day at AOA
Posted: May 24, 2015

Every spring, thousands of graduating high school seniors all across Texas take part in their school’s annual commencement ceremony. It’s a special day, or night, that symbolizes all of the students’ hard work — the closing of one chapter and the starting of a new one.

Make a plan now because hurricane season is right around corner
Posted: May 24, 2015

People all across Texas have been dealing with heavy flooding recently, and in the Huntsville area, at least, there seems to be no end in sight.

Huntsville teachers will get another pay raise; school board members vote to boost salaries for second straight year
Posted: May 24, 2015

Good news, teachers. You're getting another pay raise. 

More cheers than tears at B.B. King's memorial service
Posted: May 24, 2015

LAS VEGAS — A standing ovation for B.B. King and more cheers than tears marked a family-and-friends memorial of the late blues great’s life and legacy Saturday in Las Vegas.

A fun and interactive
Posted: May 24, 2015

The vast Piney Woods of East Texas contains more than 300 species of birds, from beautiful blue jays and Northern cardinals, to ruby throated hummingbirds and pileated woodpeckers.

Saturday 05/23/2015
Texas House passes biker safety bill days after shooting in Waco
Posted: May 23, 2015

AUSTIN — Texas lawmakers approved motorcycle safety legislation on Friday that supporters say was going to be discussed at the biker’s meeting in Waco where a deadly shootout erupted last weekend.

Wet weather to continue, says Texas' new rain gauge
Posted: May 23, 2015

AUSTIN — Predicting the weather is never a sure thing, but a new forecasting method is telling scientists that the wet spring in much of the state will segue into a rainier than normal June and July.

Friday 05/22/2015
'Ex Machina' is another movie gem to hit theaters
Posted: May 22, 2015

Movies have been on a pretty good roll lately. In the past month or so, we’ve been treated to the best theatrically released horror film of the past several years (“It Follows”), one of the two best Marvel films of the past decade (“The Avengers: Age of Ultron”), and the shockingly triumphant return of an iconic action series that the lot of us had logically assumed was laid to rest long ago (“Mad Max: Fury Road”).

New children’s garden sure to tingle the senses
Posted: May 22, 2015

Since 2009, the Texas Thyme Unit of the Herb Society of America has been introducing and educating the community about the wonderful world of herbs and the unique and beneficial properties they hold.

Fire claims mobile home Wednesday
Posted: May 22, 2015

No one was injured Wednesday when a mobile home in Huntsville was destroyed by a fire.

Seniors now have second chance to earn diploma
Updated: May 23, 2015 - 2:57 am

Earlier this month, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed Senate Bill 149 into law that lowered the number of end-of-course exams that high school seniors needed to pass in order to graduate from five to three.

Police Reports
Posted: May 22, 2015

Huntsville Police Department

Children's garden sure to tingle the senses
Posted: May 22, 2015

Since 2009, the Texas Thyme Unit of the Herb Society of America has been introducing and educating the community about the wonderful world of herbs and the unique and beneficial properties they hold.

Thursday 05/21/2015
No rest for the weary
Posted: May 21, 2015

Flood conditions in the northern portion of Walker County forced emergency officials to conduct two high-water rescues this week.

Huntsville High School criminal justice students celebrate program's 10th year with cake, special guests and awards
Posted: May 21, 2015

The criminal justice internship program at Huntsville High School has helped produce some of the next generation’s top police officers, sheriff's deputies, detectives and other public servants to help keep communities safe for the past 10 years.

Echoes of Sunday's shooting still ring through a quiet city
Posted: May 21, 2015

WACO — An interstate access road running by the Twin Peaks restaurant where nine people died in a Sunday shootout involving motorcycle gangs was still closed three days later.

County and state team up to keep safe site of highway chemical spill
Posted: May 21, 2015

County and state authorities were able to contain a chemical spill at the intersection of Highway 19 and Highway 75 in Huntsville on Wednesday morning.

California farmers propose water cuts
Posted: May 21, 2015

FRESNO, Calif. — A group of California farmers, in a surprising turnaround, is volunteering to give up a fourth of its available water this year, sharing a resource all but guaranteed to them for more than a century.

Later than usual, Letterman signs off as late-night host
Posted: May 21, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Comedy stars from Steve Martin to Tina Fey and the rock band Foo Fighters ushered David Letterman into retirement Wednesday after 33 years and 6,028 broadcasts of his late-night shows on CBS and NBC.

Obama: Climate change deniers endanger national security
Posted: May 21, 2015

NEW LONDON, Conn. — President Barack Obama said Wednesday the threat posed by climate change is evident all around and that those who deny the “indisputable” science that it is real are putting at risk the security of the United States and the military sworn to defend it.

Wednesday 05/20/2015
Huntsville Hornet joins 'Astronaut Wives Club'
Posted: May 20, 2015

You never know where someone will go after graduating from high school. Some day, the smiling face next to you in the yearbook could be smiling at you through your TV. 

Texas drops Pearson after three decades
Posted: May 20, 2015

If you have been a student of the Texas public education system in the last three decades, more than likely you’ve read books, used technology and have taken tests designed and administered by London-based mega corporation Pearson Education.

Hornets signing off
Posted: May 20, 2015

On May 22nd, seven Hornets will say their final goodbyes to their high school sports career as they sign to different colleges and universities to begin playing on the next level. 

New kids on the block: HHS Grenadier Guard gains new steppers
Posted: May 20, 2015

Every year, as seniors graduate, organizations of all kinds usher in new batches of recruits. 

ACS Project SEED Selects Intern for SHSU Summer Program
Posted: May 20, 2015

If they look around, Huntsville High School students can find opportunities everywhere through various programs in our community. These opportunities vary. Some could be summer jobs, while other could be a new skill acquired for a specific field of study. 

 


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