City Stories

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1-2-3-4: Music education and its role in Huntsville’s music ecosystem

Numbers don’t lie – children enrolled in music education programs generally have higher levels of academic success than those who...
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A long-term ‘fix’: The many benefits of spaying and neutering pets

You’ve heard the pleas. You’ve scrolled past the pictures in your social media feeds. You’ve heard the sad music on...
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Former CEO reflects on 9-year chapter as downtown Huntsville champion

While interviewing for the Chief Executive Officer position at Downtown Huntsville Inc., Chad Emerson recalls seeing the incredible potential of...
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Huntsville Hospital for Women & Children goes ‘extra mile’ for child car safety

September is Child Passenger Safety Awareness Month, and Huntsville Hospital for Women & Children is going the extra mile to...
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For National Recovery Month, Huntsville is working to fill the gaps

September is National Recovery Month. As we work to increase awareness about mental health and addiction recovery, the City and...
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Tommy’s tunes: Mayor Battle shares his personal music playlist

Though he’s led the Rocket City as Mayor since 2008, Tommy Battle may soon be known as Alabama’s “Music Mayor.”...
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On the move: A BIG Picture outlook from roads to rails

Most major metropolitan cities in the U.S. share a commonality – public transportation. From New York City’s subways to San...
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Going out on a ‘limb’ for public safety in Huntsville

Part of what makes Huntsville such a beautiful city is the number of trees lining sidewalks and greenways, shading homes...
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Checking in on Huntsville’s Sandra Moon Community Complex

Five years ago, hundreds of people filled the old Grissom High School (GHS) auditorium for a community meeting. The new...
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What to know about alternative modes planning in Huntsville

As we focus on greener, more sustainable forms of transportation, the term “alternative modes” is often thrown around. But what...