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SHSU Encourages Discussions Of Diversity Through Documentary Filmmaking

Coinciding with Black History Month, Sam Houston State University will host the Africa World Documentary Film Festival to promote the experiences and culture of the people of Africa, in a Pan-African context, Feb. 15-16. This international festival will feature documentaries by filmmakers that focus on the African world and will offer extraordinary opportunities for audience…read more »

Grease And Antifreeze Recycling Available

The City of Huntsville asks, “Do you plan on replacing the antifreeze in your vehicle this winter? Do you plan on disposing other kinds of liquids, including motor oil, peanut oil or cooking oil?” They ask that you don’t run those materials down the drain – recycle them. The City of Huntsville Solid Waste Services…read more »

Commissioners Discuss Changes To Fees For Leasing Storm Shelter

Emergency management coordinator Butch Davis addressed commissioners at their regular meeting Monday in regard to  changing the lease agreement for the Storm Shelter in order to increase people renting the facility. Butch Davis said they’re “really not going up on the fees.  We’re combining them all together.” Mr. Davis explained the proposed changes . .…read more »

Building Underway On SHSU Campus

As you may have noticed,  building continues on the SHSU campus. SHSU president, Dr. Dana Hoyt, recently updated us on what’s underway . . . .   Dr. Hoyt said, “We are also going to break ground on a new art building.” There are also renovations ahead to the agricultural area out at Gibbs Ranch,…read more »

Culvert Work To Close Southwood Drive Wednesday

The City of Huntsville’s Street Division will close Southwood Drive to through traffic on Wednesday, February 14, in order to replace a drainage culvert. The closure will be near the city limits around 1353 Southwood Drive, just west of the Energy transformer substation, from 8 a.m. until the replacement is completed. The street is expected…read more »

Police Department Retains “Recognized Status” After Review

The Huntsville Police Department (HPD) has retained “Recognized Status” for compliance with the Texas Law Enforcement Agency Best Practices Recognition Program. HPD earned the initial certification on November 13, 2013, after a two-year effort to meet the intensive standards. HPD completed their four-year review recently, according to Police Chief Kevin Lunsford and Lt. Curt Landrum.…read more »

Huntsville Audubon Great Backyard Bird Count

The community of Huntsville and surrounding areas are invited to grab their binoculars and participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count.  The event runs from February 16th through 19th.  Join bird watchers of all ages as they count birds to create a real-time snapshot of where the birds are. The count provides valuable information to…read more »

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