November 12, 2013
You’re invited to an event celebrating the selection of David Weeks as 2013 Texas Prosecutor of the Year is set for 5-7pm Nov. 19. The celebration honoring the Walker County district attorney is set to take place at the Walker County Storm Shelter on Highway 75 North across from Kate Barr Ross Park. Weeks has served as District Attorney since 1991. For more information, call 435-2441.
The Texas Army National Guard invites you to its “open house” from 4-8pm Nov. 20. The event will take place at the Huntsville guard unit’s headquarters at the intersection of Veterans Memorial Parkway & FM 1374. The “open house” is designed to bring the local community out to tour the guard’s installation. The free event will include a rock wall, a bounce house, military vehicles, a weapons display and refreshments. For more information, call 832-488-8956.
The Huntsville Youth Football League is seeking qualified candidates to the league’s board of directors. Positions available include president, vice-president, treasurer, secretary & registrar. The league will host a meeting at 6pm Nov. 20 at the City of Huntsville Service Building on Highway 75 North next to Kate Barr Ross Park. For more information, visit their website at www.huntsvillefootball.org
SHSU’s 2013 Collegiate FFA “Steer Saddling” event is set for 7pm Nov. 21. The event will take place at the Ag Science Indoor Arena on Ave. ‘M’ at the I-45 East Feeder Road. Registration will take place beginning at 5pm. Entries will be taken until 6:45pm. Spectator admission is $5. Sponsorships are being sought For more information, call 294-1215.
The Huntsville Lions Club invites you and/or your organization, civic club and/or church to consider an entry in the Lions’ annual Christmas Parade. The event is set for 7pm Dec. 7 with a route through downtown Huntsville. Entry fees through 5pm Dec. 4 are $30 each. An additional $5 fee will be added beginning Dec. 5. All proceeds directly benefit local charities. This year’s theme is “Christmas: A Time For Serving Our Community.” For more information, call 662-6440.
SHSU students, faculty & staff members – and members of the community – are invited to help celebrate the spirit of the holiday season during the university’s 93rd annual “Tree of Light” ceremony. The event is set for 6-7pm Dec. 3 in Bearkat Plaza on the university campus. Hot chocolate, hot wassail, gingerbread & cookies will be served. In addition, the Department of Student Activities will be collecting canned goods for a drive to benefit Huntsville’s Good Shepherd Mission. For more information, call 294-3465.
November 11, 2013
The Walker County 2014 Relay for Life is gearing up, and teams are being formed and team captains are needed. The next team captain meeting is Monday, November 18th at 5:30pm at La Quinta Inn, 124 I-45 North in Huntsville. For more information, visit www.walkercountyrelay.org
Huntsville-area children from ages 4 through 14 can register online for the upcoming season of Huntsville Little Dribblers basketball. Cost is $70 per player through Friday. The cost increases to $85 per player beginning Saturday. All players are encouraged to attend a skills assessment event Saturday at Huntsville Intermediate School on Highway 190 East. For more information, call 581-4058.
Huntsville & Walker County will be utilizing the “CodeRED Emergency Notification System” on Thursday afternoon. The calls will continue until the entire database has been attempted. This call will give personnel with the Walker County Public Safety Communications Center the chance to operate the system as if there has been a community wide disaster. For more information, call 435-8001
“C.A.S.A. – Court-Appointed-Special-Advocates” is seeking volunteer advocates for neglected, abused & abandoned children who are placed in the foster care system. C.A.S.A. of Walker, Trinity & San Jacinto Counties trains volunteers. Potential volunteers interested in learning more are invited to an information meeting at 4:30pm Thursday. The meeting will take place at the Mickey Center in Trinity, located across from the downtown Post Office. For more information, call 291-6363.