City Stories

Meet Katie Stamps, the City’s new Historic Preservation Consultant

She set out to teach history. Then she learned she’d rather be surrounded by it. Katie Stamps, the City of...

Councill High legacy to be preserved with memorial park on site of historic school

For a half-century, the site of the old Councill High School has created a quandary for school alumni and the...

‘State of City’ praises partnerships that make extraordinary things happen in Huntsville

The success enjoyed by Huntsville has been created through visionaries and partnerships, as Mayor Tommy Battle reminded the audience in...

An Honest cup of coffee created to honor country’s veterans

The coffee is strong and bold, with a rich aroma and a wake-me-up attitude. It’s called Victor’s Cup, and it’s...

‘State of the City’ speech will embrace past, present and future of Huntsville’s explosive growth

Mayor Tommy Battle’s annual “State of the City” address will look at Huntsville from three different perspectives, from the bold...

Huntsville honors its veterans with more than a week of events

As Mayor Tommy Battle notes, “Veterans Day” isn’t big enough for Huntsville. “We celebrate Veterans Week around here,” Battle says....

Medal of Honor winner Mike Rose: Huntsville’s humble hero

On Oct. 23, retired U.S. Army Captain Gary Michael Rose, a 70-year-old resident of Huntsville, was presented the Medal of...

Good neighbors: Joint Land Use Study between Huntsville and Redstone Arsenal encourages public input

Even the best of neighbors may have barking dogs. You have to figure out who mows the narrow strip alongside...

What top planners are learning from Birmingham about redevelopment

Earlier this month, Birmingham hosted the annual joint planning conference for the Alabama and Mississippi chapters of the American Planning...

Pioneers in propulsion – Aerojet Rocketdyne ignites Huntsville’s growing aerospace industry

The art of bringing jobs to a region creates a highly competitive environment for recruiters and government leaders. So when Aerojet...