February 26, 2014
The Huntsville-Walker County Chamber of Commerce invites you to a luncheon introducing the new head football coaches at SHSU and at Huntsville High School. Bearkat coach K.C. Keeler and Hornet coach Rodney Southern will speak at the luncheon which is set for 11:30am March 3 and will take place at Huntsville Church of Christ on Highway 30 West. Cost for the catered lunch is $15. Reservations & payments must be made by Friday at 12 noon. For more information, call the chamber at 295-8113.
The Walker County Proud Communities will sponsor the 19th annual “Trash Bash” on Saturday. Citizens are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to dispose of waste materials at no cost. Drop-off sites will include the City of Huntsville Disposal & Recycling Facility, the county’s Precinct 3 barn and the Precinct 4 barn. For more information, call 291-5724.
The Huntsville Youth Soccer Association will host a “coaches’ clinic” for individuals considering coaching soccer. The event is set for 9am-3pm Saturday. For more information, call 936-714-1999.
February 19, 2014
The Huntsville-Walker County Chamber of Commerce will host their monthly “Business After Hours” celebration beginning at 5:15pm Feb. 27. This great networking opportunity will take place at Wiesner-Huntsville on the east feeder road of I-45 north of 11th Street. For more information, call the chamber at 295-8113.
Huntsville-area Boy Scouts are asking for donations of old scout shirts that are no longer being used. Troop 114 is also attempting to raise funds to purchase a new scout trailer. Any donation will be happily accepted. For more information, call 291-2988.
February 10, 2014
The Walker County Historical Commission, Sam Houston Memorial Museum and the Sam Houston Statue & Visitors Center will host a number of celebrations March 1 & 2 commemorating Texas Independence Day and Gen. Sam Houston’s Birthday. A panel discussion on Houston’s Cherokee Tennessee-Texas connection will take place at 2:30pm March 1 at the statue & visitors center, followed by a “cheese reception” from 5-6:30pm featuring live entertainment. A buffet luncheon is set for 11:30am March 2 at the Walker Education Center on 19th Street with a “Toast to Texas” and Gen. Sam’s birthday cake. The annual “gravesite ceremony” is scheduled for 2pm at Houston’s grave in Oakwood Cemetery at the corner of 9th Street & Avenue I. The ceremony will be preceded by the traditional “March to the Gravesite” beginning at SHSU’s Austin College Building at 1:15pm. The gravesite ceremony will be followed by a “Texas Baptism” ceremony and tours of the cemetery. In addition, a special exhibit of correspondence between Sam & Margaret Houston, and a Texas Revolution Scavenger Hunt will be featured on the grounds of the museum. For more information, call 291-6636.
January 31, 2014
The Huntsville Community Theatre is presenting the final weekend of their production of William Nicholson’s “Shadowlands.” Showtimes are set for 7:30pm Feb. 28 and March 1 – along with a matinee performance on March 2 at 2pm. All performances will take place at the Old Town Theatre on 12th Street in downtown. Tickets range from $6 to $12. Reservations are recommended. For more information, call 291-7933 or visit online at: www.huntsvillecommunitytheatre.org
January 21, 2014
The 11th annual “Strike Out Abuse” bowling tournament benefiting SAAFEHOUSE is set for 11am & 2pm March 1. The event will take place at Huntsville Lanes on the west feeder road of I-45 just south of Montgomery Road. 4-member teams will compete – with registration fees set at $25 per player or $100 per team. Registration fees cover 3 games, shoe rental, snacks & door prizes. Sponsorships are available. For more information, call 291-3529.
January 17, 2014
The 1st “Shotgun Fred Barbecue Showdown” is set for Feb. 27 through March 1 at the Walker County Fairgrounds on Highway 30 West. The event will take place in honor of the memory of Fred Pirkle. The goal of the cook-off is to raise funds for scholarships. Registration fee is $350 per team. Fees include the cost of a 40-by-40 space with water & electricity. For more information, e-mail: email@example.com
January 2, 2014
The Huntsville-Walker County Chamber of Commerce will host their 27th Annual Trade Expo/Taste of Huntsville exhibition March 6 at the Walker County Fairgrounds on Highway 30 West. For more information and for a list of restaurants and other businesses taking part, call the chamber at 295-8113.