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Friday, April 29, 2016

Provide your input now! Give feedback on new Behavioral Learning Guides for schools


Huntsville parents, students & teachers encouraged to give feedback on new Behavioral Learning Guides


Article Excerpt: "... Thursday's arrests of three students at Grissom High School is just one behavioral issue that's happened in Huntsville City Schools this year. Recently, the Huntsville Board of Education unveiled the new "Behavioral Learning Guide" draft ... View the Elementary Behavioral Learning Guide and the Secondary Behavioral Learning Guide..."


Reference: whnt.com

House committee approves more 'Russian-made rocket engines' for Decatur joint venture


House committee approves more rockets for Decatur joint venture


Article Excerpt: "... House Armed Services Committee approved a defense policy bill early Thursday morning that would increase the cap on the amount of Russian-made rocket engines to be used in U.S. national security satellite launches handled by a Decatur-based joint venture. But the bill, known as the National Defense Authorization Act, faces ..."


Reference: www.al.com

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Support Local Arts: Panoply Arts Festival 2016 is this weekend


Support Local Arts: Panoply Arts Festival 2016 is this weekend


Article Excerpt: "... Panoply is the Southeast’s premier arts weekend where Huntsville’s innovative spark shines through a festival of art, music and more in downtown’s Big Spring Park. Day passes to the festival are only $10 and weekend passes are $18; kids 12 and under get in free! Purchase tickets here. Panoply 2016 will be held April 29, 30 and May 1. Panoply’s hours are: Friday, April 29 from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. Saturday, April 30 from 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Sunday, May 1 from 12:00 – 7:00 p.m..."


Reference: www.artshuntsville.org

Huntsville Botanical Garden: Purdy Butterfly House


Sunday May 1, 2016 - Friday September 30, 2016

Huntsville Botanical Garden: Purdy Butterfly House


Article Excerpt: "... 9000 sq. ft. natural stone and steel beam structure overlooking the entrance pond is home to thousands of native butterflies, tadpoles, frogs, button quail, turtles and other critters. Waterfall, ponds, streams, lush vegetation and flowering plants invite visitors to experience this varied and colorful collection of flora and fauna. The Purdy Butterfly House is..."


Reference: www.hsvbg.org

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Huntsville Utilities rate increase still in the works for a better plan


Huntsville Utilities rate increase still in the works for a better plan


Article Excerpt: "... Over the next few months they will see what works best financially for the city of Huntsville and then they plan to present an alternative by this fall ..."


Reference: whnt.com

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Huntsville Utility customers could see decrease in their bill


Huntsville Utility customers could see decrease in their bill


Article Excerpt: "... TVA fuel costs have hit a record low. Rates right now are 34 percent lower than they usually are around this time of year. Huntsville Utilities say it's because folks are using less fuel, causing rates to fall. It's a decrease you'll probably notice on your next electric bill ..."


Reference: www.wtvm.com

Friday, April 15, 2016

Huntsville City Council votes down rate increase for Huntsville Utilities


Huntsville City Council votes down rate increase for Huntsville Utilities


Article Excerpt: "... This "no" vote is a blow to Huntsville Utilities. Executives had really been counting on the increases as proposed ..."


Reference: whnt.com

All Huntsville police to be equipped with body cameras


All Huntsville police to be equipped with body cameras


Article Excerpt: "... Huntsville Police Chief Mark McMurray said by May 1, each officer will have a body camera and they better know how to use it. McMurray said they have a three strike policy when it comes to officers who did not have their body camera on ..."


Reference: www.wtvm.com

Toyota donates 45 engines to North Alabama schools


Toyota donates 45 engines to North Alabama schools


Article Excerpt: "... Toyota Alabama president Jim Bolte announced 45 V6 engines will go to seven North Alabama schools in six counties during the quarterly meeting of the Northeast Alabama Development Council. The counties receiving the engines are located in Madison, Limestone, Morgan, Marshall, DeKalb and Cullman Counties ..."


Reference: www.waaytv.com

Huntsville City Council votes against utility rates increase


Huntsville City Council votes against utility rates increase


Article Excerpt: "... The Huntsville City Council voted to not increase utility rates at a meeting on Thursday. This means Huntsville Utilities has to start over on a new plan ..."


Reference: www.waaytv.com

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Huntsville City Schools teacher explains why she’s resigning due to a flawed system


Huntsville City Schools teacher explains why she’s resigning due to a flawed system


Article Excerpt: "... For this teacher, she now believes her place is best outside the classroom. "I don't think we matter anymore,” stated Hill. “I will not stand and say I’m teaching them when I'm only preparing them for a test that may not matter in real life." ..."


Reference: whnt.com

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Bentley to attend annual luncheon in Huntsville


Bentley to attend annual luncheon in Huntsville


Article Excerpt: "... Governor Robert Bentley will be in Huntsville Wednesday to attend the annual luncheon at the Von Braun Center ..."


Reference: www.wtvm.com

NASA’s Kepler spacecraft recovers from emergency mode, but what triggered it?


NASA’s Kepler spacecraft recovers from emergency mode, but what triggered it?


Article Excerpt: "... The Kepler spacecraft, responsible for detecting thousands of planets beyond our solar system, slipped into emergency mode last week nearly 75 million miles from Earth. Ground controllers managed to stabilize the probe Sunday, and NASA engineers are now trying to figure out what caused the change. NASA ..."


Reference: www.kansascity.com

Monday, April 11, 2016

Rover Challenge brings students from all over to the Rocket City


Rover Challenge brings student from all over the world to the Rocket City


Article Excerpt: "... Almost 80 teams competed in this years competition. Teams from the United States, Italy, Germany, India, Mexico, Columbia and Russia, as well as Puerto Rico, took on NASA’s annual Human Exploration Rover Challenge ..."


Reference: whnt.com

Saturday, April 9, 2016

SpaceX Launches Futuristic Pop-Up Room, Lands Rocket At Sea


SpaceX Launches Futuristic Pop-Up Room, Lands Rocket At Sea


Article Excerpt: "... The unmanned Falcon rocket soared into a clear afternoon sky, carrying a full load of supplies for the International Space Station as well as a futuristic pop-up room. ..."


Reference: losangeles.cbslocal.com

Friday, April 8, 2016

Is another Huntsville Utilities rate hike coming after 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 Utility hikes?


City council to vote next week on proposed Huntsville Utilities rate hike


Article Excerpt: "... This would affect all the customers who are residential and small commercial users, not just those who are within the city limits of Huntsville. ..."


Reference: whnt.com



Huntsville Utilities Rate Hike News Article List

    MORE ON PAST HUNTSVILLE UTILITY RATE HIKES (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015)
  1. 2014 Rate Hike
  2. 2012-2016 Water Rate Hikes
  3. 2011 Rate Hike

Monday, April 4, 2016

The Red and Blue - Huntsville High School's Student Paper


The Red and Blue - Huntsville High School's Student Paper


Article Excerpt: "... The Red and Blue has been a part of Huntsville High School for 80 years, making us one of the oldest student newspapers in Alabama. We publish articles and commentary related to our school, community, and the world at large..."


Reference: theredandblue.wordpress.com

Student shares concerns about teacher turnover in Huntsville


Student shares concerns about teacher turnover in Huntsville


Article Excerpt: "... Pendergrass ended up publishing a column through The Huntsville Times. In the piece he cites a lack of pay increases and pressure to teach to standardized tests as two reasons educators leave ..."


Reference: www.waaytv.com

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

NASA wants to use 3D printed Rocket Engine and produce spare parts in Space with 3D Printer


NASA wants to use 3D printed Rocket Engine and produce spare parts in Space with 3D Printer


Article Excerpt: "... A team at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, has developed and tested complex engine parts together, marking a step closer towards building a complete 3D printed, high-performance rocket engine in future ..."


Reference: www.albanydailystar.com

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Two charged with trafficking heroin, pot and steroids


Two charged with trafficking heroin, pot and steroids


Article Excerpt: "... Marcus Wayne Johnson, 35, and Charles Thomas Johnson, 30, were both arrested Monday night and charged with drug trafficking, marijuana possession and drug possession ..."


Reference: www.waaytv.com

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Private Cygnus Spacecraft Blasts Off with NASA Cargo in Stunning Night Launch


Private Cygnus Spacecraft Blasts Off with NASA Cargo in Stunning Night Launch


Article Excerpt: "... a mission to deliver a record-breaking load of NASA experiments and gear to the International Space Station. The Orbital ATK-built Cygnus blasted off atop an Atlas V rocket at 11:05 p.m. EDT (0305 GMT) in a smooth liftoff under the light of a nearly-full moon from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station here ..."


Reference: www.space.com

Monday, March 21, 2016

Man lit rack of clothing on fire inside Gander Mountain


Man lit rack of clothing on fire inside Gander Mountain


Article Excerpt: "... poured camp fuel on a rack of clothing before setting it on fire. He left the store ..."


Reference: whnt.com

Huntsville companies top list for best employers for vets


Huntsville companies top list for best employers for vets


Article Excerpt: "... Several companies are making it easy for vets. 20 employers made the 2016 Best for Vets Employers survey ..."


Reference: www.wtvm.com

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Secretary of U.S. Army makes stop in Rocket City to tour Redstone


Secretary of U.S. Army makes stop in Rocket City to tour Redstone


Article Excerpt: "... readiness is what Murphy says is their number one priority. “We need to make sure that we are ready to fight tonight against any adversary out there whether it’s Russia, China, North Korea or ISIS, and the technologies that are happening here in Huntsville are second to none,” he said ..."


Reference: whnt.com

Friday, March 11, 2016

Inside Jeff Bezos' Secret Rocket Factory


Inside Jeff Bezos' Secret Rocket Factory


Article Excerpt: "... Blue Origin, the space company owned and bankrolled by Jeff Bezos, the chief executive of Amazon. What's the Military's Not-So-Secret Shuttle Doing? It's not entirely a secret space shuttle, but there's still much we don't know about the Air Force craft that recently landed after a journey to space to do..."


Reference: news.discovery.com

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Student Aerospace Lab readies for rocket launch


Student Aerospace Lab readies for rocket launch


Article Excerpt: "... the students of the Vanderbilt Aerospace Design Laboratory (VADL) will be attempting to shoot a rocket a mile high into the sky. As a part of the NASA Student Launch contest, VADL will join 37 other teams from across the United States in Huntsville, Alabama, with the goal to engineer a rocket that will fly to an altitude of 5,280 feet. ..."

Reference: www.vanderbilthustler.com

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Huntsville called “Rocket City” but rotorcraft industy growing continually as well


Huntsville called “Rocket City” but rotorcraft industy growing continually as well


Article Excerpt: "... Huntsville is already called the Rocket City, though the rotorcraft industry is continually growing in and around the area as well ..."


Reference: whnt.com

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Scott Kelly returns from a year in space

After Nearly A Year in Space, NASA's Scott Kelly Is Back on Earth


Scott Kelly
Article Excerpt: "... Kelly says after almost a year in space, he can't wait to jump in his pool back in Houston.

NASA doctors will closely study Kelly to observe the health effects of such an extended mission in space.

He'll get a very thorough medical exam because researchers say that, in the absence of gravity, bones become more brittle, fluids in the body move upward and vision sometimes shifts toward far-sightedness.

#Thanks for following our #YearInSpace The journey isn't over. Follow me as I rediscover #Earth! See you down below!
Scott Kelly (@StationCDRKelly) March 1, 2016 ..."

Reference: www.nbcnews.com
More Reading:
What will one year in space do to the human body?

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

What events are scheduled at the Von Braun this year?


What events are scheduled at the Von Braun this year?


Take a look at what events are taking place at the Von Braun Center this year.


Reference: www.vonbrauncenter.com

Madison County Sample Ballots – 2016 Presidential Preference and Statewide Primary


Madison County Sample Ballots – 2016 Presidential Preference and Statewide Primary


Article Excerpt: "... Sample Ballots* – 2016 Presidential Preference and Statewide Primary Democratic Sample Ballot Republican Sample Ballot Express Pass Sample Ballot* – 2016 Presidential Preference and Statewide Primary ..."


Reference: www.madisoncountyvotes.com

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