City Stories

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Rocket City Classic:
Lessons learned on and off the court

Pictured above:  Crimson Tide Men’s Basketball Coach Avery Johnson and his players show some of their favorite moves to members...
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Alabama Men’s Basketball team arrives in Huntsville for Rocket City Classic

Pictured Above: Alabama Men’s Basketball Coach Avery Johnson As his Alabama basketball players paired up with students from the Boys...
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Who’s responsible for ditch maintenance?

You don’t even notice them until you make it a mission to go find them. Then you can’t help see...
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Will Huntsville win the Georgetown Energy Prize? Why it matters.

Here in football country, this is not an inappropriate analogy: Huntsville has the lead, at least the last time it...
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Can we hurry up and finish Zierdt Road?

Photo of Zierdt Road construction courtesy of SJ & L General Contractors  The $25-million Zierdt Road construction project is on...
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Behind the Scenes:
Putting on the Rocket City Classic

Basketball, for all its superstar players, remains a quintessential team sport. So, too, is the task of orchestrating a basketball...
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Taking it to the Class:
Alabama Center for Sustainable Energy

They have been teaching the teachers, and for that, their good work has been rewarded. The team at the Alabama...
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What do three caves, firefighters and travel bloggers have in common?

An audible gasp came from some in the audience as a Huntsville firefighter went full-bore Cirque du Soleil, flipping upside...
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A Lesson in De-escalation.
How HPD trains to prevent the worst

A teenager is under suspicion for a crime committed in a low-income neighborhood. He matches the vague description given to...
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Paving Pesky Potholes:
The process behind what gets paved and when

The sun beats down as summer refuses to surrender and you navigate around a fortress of orange cones protecting a...