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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Google Fiber opens sign-ups for some Huntsville households


Google Fiber opens sign-ups for some Huntsville households


Article Excerpt: "... The first residents able to sign up for Google Fiber are those who live West of Pulaski Pike and North of I-565 and Highway 72 into the Chase area. Click here for a map. "We are thrilled. We are so excited that we can bring Google Fiber service to residents in North Huntsville," said de Gantes. "We will also be thrilled to be serving more neighborhoods in the Rocket City in the weeks and months to come ..."


Reference: whnt.com

City of Huntsville eases on tree branch requirements to help storm cleanup


City of Huntsville eases on tree branch requirements to help storm cleanup


Article Excerpt: "... To help people with cleanup, the city has eased it's size requirements for branches, releasing this statement Monday: "As a public service in the aftermath of a storm event, Public Works will waive the regular 10 cubic yard restriction during this cleanup period. Homeowners are still required to have the debris cut into lengths no longer than five feet." There are piles of ..."


Reference: www.waaytv.com

Friday, May 19, 2017

16-year-old Bob Jones High student killed in Huntsville motorcycle crash


16-year-old Bob Jones High student killed in Huntsville motorcycle crash


Article Excerpt: "... was traveling south when he collided with the car that was heading north and attempting to make a left turn, Huntsville police said. Witnesses told police it appeared the headlight on the motorcycle was not on or functioning at the time. "The accident is still under investigation ..."


Reference: www.al.com

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Man arrested for drug trafficking, found with over $100,000 of illegal substances


Man arrested for drug trafficking, found with over $100,000 of illegal substances


Article Excerpt: "... STAC agents stopped in the 1000 block of Airport Road, and recovered approximately one kilo of methamphetamine ice, marijuana, over 30 OxyContin tablets, one handgun, and almost $14,000 in cash. The “Ice” has a street value of approximately $100,000..."


Reference: whnt.com

Monday, May 15, 2017

Watch live: SpaceX rocket launches tonight


Watch live: SpaceX rocket launches tonight


Article Excerpt: "... Falcon 9 is SpaceX’s two-stage rocket. It will carry the Inmarsat 5 F4 communications satellite into orbit. While the two-stage rocket is designed so that the first stage can land and be reused, Space.com says that won’t happen with this mission because the Falcon 9 won’t have enough fuel to land ..."


Reference: weatherplus.blog.palmbeachpost.com/

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

El Palacio: Huntsville Mexican restaurant closing after more than 50 years


Huntsville Mexican restaurant closing after more than 50 years


Article Excerpt: "... El Palacio is closing after 51 years in business. The restaurant located off Memorial Parkway made the announcement Monday night. The Mexican restaurant saw a huge ..."


Reference: www.waaytv.com

What is the world's most powerful rocket? The SpaceX Falcon Heavy is by a factor of two


SpaceX Tests Falcon Heavy, the ‘World’s Most Powerful Rocket’


Article Excerpt: "... will eventually deliver payloads—and possibly people—to Mars. “When Falcon Heavy lifts off in 2017, it will be the most powerful operational rocket in the world by a factor of two,” SpaceX said on its website ..."


Reference: www.newsweek.com

Monday, May 1, 2017

SpaceX launches Falcon 9 on secret, classified mission


SpaceX launches Falcon 9 on secret, classified mission


Article Excerpt: "... A 230-foot Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Kennedy Space Center at 7:15 a.m. ET, thundering northeast over the Atlantic Ocean with a U.S. National Reconnaissance Office mission labeled NROL-76. The flight appeared to be off to a good start, but SpaceX cut off its launch broadcast a few minutes into the flight to help preserve its secrecy ..."


Reference: www.usatoday.com

SpaceX launch scrubbed in final minute of countdown


SpaceX launch scrubbed in final minute of countdown


Article Excerpt: "... another try Monday. “Hold hold hold! This is the launch director calling a hold on the countdown net. We have an issue with the TOTO sensor on the first stage. Launch conductor, please put us into a 24-hour recycle,” the launch director said. “Copy, launch abort is running,” the launch conductor replied on SpaceX’s countdown loop ..."


Reference: spaceflightnow.com

Saturday, April 29, 2017

SpaceX’s first national security launch set for Sunday


SpaceX’s first national security launch set for Sunday


Article Excerpt: "... launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida with the NROL-76 payload for the National Reconnaissance Office ..."


Reference: spaceflightnow.com

Friday, April 28, 2017

USPS releasing 1st color changing stamp commemorating solar eclipse #EclipseStamps


USPS releasing 1st color changing stamp commemorating solar eclipse #EclipseStamps


#EclipseStamps
Article Excerpt: "... The stamp will change from black to the image of the moon with the touch of a finger..."

Reference: postalbriefing.blogspot.com

Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle will run for governor, report says


Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle will run for governor, report says


Article Excerpt: "... Battle will run as a Republican. He has been meeting with supporters and influential political personalities for several weeks leading up to his decision to run for office. No mayor in Alabama history has ever been elected governor. Battle is among the first candidates to announce plans to run for governor..."


Reference: www.al.com

Multiple shots fired into UAH building over the weekend


Multiple shots fired into UAH building over the weekend


Article Excerpt: "... The incident was reported after staff inside the NSSTC found broken windows Monday morning. Garner says there is no campus surveillance video of the incident and he doesn't anticipate any further investigation into the matter..."


Reference: whnt.com

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Panoply 2017: April 28, 29 and 30, Schedule, Hours, Stage Lineup, Art Marketplace, STEAM Interactives & Art Projects, FAQ and more...


Panoply 2017: April 28, 29 and 30, Schedule, Hours, Stage Lineup, Art Marketplace, STEAM Interactives & Art Projects, FAQ and more...


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!

Panoply 2017 will be held April 28, 29 and 30.

Panoply hours:
Friday, April 28 from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 29 from 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 30 from 12:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Stage Lineup
Art Marketplace
Full Programming STEAM Interactives & Art Projects ..."


Reference: www.artshuntsville.org

Monday, April 24, 2017

Road Closures for Panoply of the Arts Festival


Road Closures for Panoply of the Arts Festival


Article Excerpt: "... In preparation for the annual Panoply of the Arts Festival, the Huntsville Police Department will be closing several streets around Big Spring International Park in Downtown Huntsville. The affected streets will close Monday, April 24 and reopen no later than 5:00 p.m., on Monday, May 1. The street closings are as follows..."


Reference: www.waff.com

Alabama Confederate Memorial Day 2017: What's open, what's closed on April 24


Alabama Confederate Memorial Day 2017: What's open, what's closed on April 24


Article Excerpt: "... Confederate Memorial Day is a state holiday in Alabama, so you can expect state offices and agencies to be closed. ..."


Reference: www.al.com

Friday, April 21, 2017

No free Speech? Free Speech, Safety and the Constitution


Free Speech, Safety and the Constitution


Article Excerpt: "... Officials at Auburn and Berkeley tried to stop two controversial speakers on campus but ended up reversing their decisions amid First Amendment concerns..."


Reference: www.insidehighered.com

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Poarch Creek Indians launch company in Huntsville to serve US military


Poarch Creek Indians launch company in Huntsville to serve US military


Article Excerpt: "... The only federally recognized Indian Tribe in Alabama unveiled an office this morning for its new aviation company in Huntsville. The Poarch Band of Creek Indians held a ribbon cutting ceremony on 7067 Old Madison Pike for PCI Aviation ..."


Reference: www.al.com

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Huntsville Fire and Rescue goes through train derailment training


Huntsville Fire and Rescue goes through train derailment training


Article Excerpt: "... they respond to incidents within our railroad right-away," said Hazardous Materials Compliance Officer for Norfolk Southern, Glen Rudner. Chief Britton with Huntsville Fire and Rescue said its good for his guys to learn more about these situations, because they don't just happen every day..."


Reference: whnt.com

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Hollywood Democrats Call Southerners Dumb, But Spend Millions to Get Them to Vote for Their Candidate


Hollywood Celebrity Sends Voters to Georgia Polls on Wrong Day


Article Excerpt: "... Handler's sudden interest in the Southern election comes a year after she revealed in an interview with NBC's Matt Lauer that she associates racism with "really like dumb … people from the South." Handler is far from the only Hollywood celebrity who has taken an interest in the 30-year-old former congressional staffer and investigative filmmaker for Al Jazeera ..."


Reference: freebeacon.com

City of Huntsville in talks to buy Plush Horse


City of Huntsville in talks to buy Plush Horse


Article Excerpt: "... The city of Huntsville is in talks to purchase the former nightclub and current event space from Dewey Brazelton, who has owned the property since the 1970's ..."


Reference: www.waaytv.com

New Huntsville schools superintendent gives first State of the Schools address


New Huntsville schools superintendent gives first State of the Schools address


Article Excerpt: "... Akin emphasized that one size doesn't fit all, that each student needs the opportunity to learn by using the technique that fits them. "We teach for the average student, but I think that has to change. We need to meet students academically where they are. So whether they're below average or above average, we ought to personalize that learning for each student," he said. Akin also said he places high value on pre-K and LENA programs for children 3 years old and younger ..."


Reference: www.waff.com

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Watch three space station astronauts make a bull’s-eye landing in the Kazakhstan desert


Watch three space station astronauts make a bull’s-eye landing in the Kazakhstan desert


Article Excerpt: "... The landing's precise nature was a testament to how far we've come since the early days of spaceflight. The second American in space, Gus Grissom, almost drowned in the Atlantic in 1961 when his capsule, “Liberty Bell 7,” plopped into the ocean and began to flood with seawater ..."


Reference: www.washingtonpost.com

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Authorities respond to meth lab explosion at a home in Owens Cross Roads area


Authorities respond to meth lab explosion at home in Owens Cross Roads area


Article Excerpt: "... A meth lab fire and explosion at a home on Parktrace Lane in a Huntsville-annexed community adjacent to Owens Cross Roads surprised neighbors Wednesday afternoon..."


Reference: whnt.com

Monday, April 3, 2017

Jewish Heritage Center opens in Huntsville


Jewish Heritage Center opens in Huntsville


Article Excerpt: "... Sunday the Huntsville Jewish Heritage Center opened their doors to the public to give people a chance to learn not only about the local temple, but also the basics of the Jewish faith...The center is now open to the public by appointment Monday through Friday. To schedule a visit call the temple at 256-536-4771..."


Reference: www.waaytv.com

Sunday, April 2, 2017

I-85 collapse: Bond set at $200,000 for arson suspect in Atlanta highway fire


I-85 collapse: Bond set at $200,000 for arson suspect in Atlanta highway fire


Article Excerpt: "... Georgia, Sheriff's Office spokeswoman said Saturday. Basil Eleby is charged with first-degree arson and first-degree criminal damage to property, spokeswoman Tracy Flanagan said. He is due in court next on April 14..."


Reference: www.cnn.com

Friday, March 31, 2017

Interstate 85 collapses in massive fire in Atlanta


Interstate 85 collapses in massive fire in Atlanta


Article Excerpt: "... A massive fire caused a portion of heavily traveled Interstate 85 to collapse in northeast Atlanta Thursday evening. Firefighters moved out from underneath the span just in the nick of time..."


Reference: www.usatoday.com

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Congress hears shout-out for Huntsville's Google Fiber plan


Congress hears shout-out for Huntsville's Google Fiber plan


Article Excerpt: "... State and local governments are increasingly offering incentives to lure high-speed Internet, Hovis said. She gave Huntsville as an example. "In February 2016, the city of Huntsville, Alabama, the state's northern technology hub, announced that its municipal electric utility will build a fiber network throughout its city limits (presumably, to pass all or most businesses and homes), and that Google Fiber will become the first lessee of some of that fiber in order to provide gigabit services to residences and small businesses." ..."


Reference: www.al.com

SpaceX 'super-excited' about Port Canaveral complex


SpaceX 'super-excited' about Port Canaveral complex


Article Excerpt: "... The company also plans to build an adjacent 44,000-square-foot hangar on the 4-acre parcel. SpaceX will use the complex to process, refurbish and store rocket boosters for future reuse..."


Reference: www.floridatoday.com

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Great idea from an innovative mind: Huntsville City Councilman Devyn Keith Offers Solutions, Not Complaints


Do you want police officer as neighbor? Huntsville councilman says it would reduce crime


 Devyn S. Keith Council Member District 1
Devyn S. Keith Council Member
District 1
Article Excerpt: "... Keith repeatedly emphasized throughout his presentation that it's critical for police to essentially embed themselves in the communities they patrol. And that special events - such as block parties - are not going to attract those skeptical of the police. Keith has put the idea into practice for himself, moving into a home in struggling Terry Heights to become intimately familiar with the issues and concerns of his constituents ..."

Reference: www.al.com