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The pros and cons of new online classes at Huntsville High School

This year at Huntsville High School, there are a variety of online courses, like world geography, physics, chemistry and American Sign Language. These classes are new to the district, and are used to teach the students in a new light. "We use the website, Proximity Learning, which is a fully accred

HUNTSVILLE ITEM - 2017-09-20 11:34:00

Recall: Dodge Ram trucks, Chrysler Pacifica minivans have voluntary recalls issued this week

This week, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles issued two recalls for two of their popular models, the Dodge Ram pickup trucks, and the Chrysler Pacifica minivans. The water pumps in the 2013-17 Ram 2500 and 3500 pickups, and 3500, 4500, and 5500 chassis cabs with 6.7-liter engines are being voluntarily recal

HOUSTON CHRONICLE - 2017-09-21 13:25:00

Born to dance: HHS senior trying to pass on her passion to others

Dancing in a plain, modest black slip, she and her movements become the center of attention. Her eyes catch the light for the flitter of a second, as she holds the gaze of the judges. They do not leave as her frame starts to stretch itself thin, turning and twisting every which way to impress. Meet

HUNTSVILLE ITEM - 2017-09-20 16:00:00

City Council opts to go with effective tax rate

It was a long journey filled with citizen feedback and multiple discussions, but the Huntsville City Council has approved and adopted a tax rate for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. During Tuesday's meeting, councilmembers approved, 7-1, adopting the effective rate of 36.66 cents per $100 valuation. Citiz

HUNTSVILLE ITEM - 2017-09-20 12:20:00

Best Bets: Community Events & Announcements

submitted photoStephen Vestal, general manager of Joe's Italian Grill restaurants in Cleveland and Coldspring, and Melissa Taylor, manager of Joe's in Coldspring, have committed to an ongoing fundraiser for the library in Coldspring by committing 10 percent of the restaurant's take from patrons of t

HUNTSVILLE ITEM - 2017-09-20 11:00:00

Study Club has eye-opening meeting

The Huntsville Study Club held its first meeting of the year last week in the Flag Room at First National Bank in Huntsville. President Donna Koska introducted program chairman Anna Harbison, who announced the program for the day. Harbison introduced Huntsville Independent School District social wor

HUNTSVILLE ITEM - 2017-09-19 14:00:00

Highway traffic slows to a crawl on construction weekend

Some drivers compared the traffic on Interstate 45 last weekend to the bumper-to-bumper traffic that stretched for miles on the highway prior to Hurricane Rita in 2005. Chris Malone said it took him two hours to drive from the south side of Huntsville to New Waverly on Saturday afternoon. Other dri

HUNTSVILLE ITEM - 2017-09-19 12:05:00

Thoreau Woods Coffeehouse to hold Harvey Relief concert

Folks at Thoreau Woods Coffeehouse in Huntsville want to help. That's why they're hosting a benefit concert on Saturday at 7 p.m. Michael Braunfeld will headline the concert with John Guedry and Jon Hall opening. All profits from the concert will be donated to Austin to Houston Harvey Relief, an or

HUNTSVILLE ITEM - 2017-09-19 12:00:00

Young New Waverly woman and two others killed in Grimes County wreck

Item file photoNew Waverly's Nicole Billnoske was a standout player for the Lady Bulldogs' softball team. She and two others were killed Sunday morning in a three-vehicle wreck in Grimes County. A young New Waverly woman was killed Sunday morning when the car she was driving was hit by two other veh

HUNTSVILLE ITEM - 2017-09-19 12:01:00

Three-vehicle, triple fatality accident

Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 11:46 am ANDERSON - A three vehicle accident at the intersection of FM 256 and FM 149 between Anderson and Richards resulted in the death of three people Sunday morning. According to the Department of Public Safety report, Nichole Billnoske, 20, of Willis was d

NAVASOTA EXAMINER - 2017-09-20 18:46:00

Woodlands Township, Hospital District may call for reappraisals

Just over a week after Montgomery County commissioners approved a resolution calling for the Appraisal District to reappraise storm-damaged and flooded homes from Hurricane Harvey, The Woodlands Township will consider a similar resolution at its meeting Thursday. According to Section 23.02 of the Ta

HOUSTON CHRONICLE - 2017-09-21 02:34:00

Region 6 Education Service Center to hold free safety seat check Thursday

Whether a child safety seat is up to standards may not be something every parent thinks about during a busy week. The Region 6 Education Service Center, located at 3332 Montgomery Road, aims to help those parents out Thursday when it hosts a free child safety seat check from 4 to 6 p.m. as part of i

HUNTSVILLE ITEM - 2017-09-20 12:00:00

SBA offering home loans for Hurricane Harvey damage

Officials with the Small Business Administration are trying to get the word out that they can help a range of people who sustained financial losses because of Hurricane Harvey. The SBA is an agency of the federal government established to help and support small businesses. But the agency also provid

HOUSTON CHRONICLE - 2017-09-19 22:30:00

Woodlands Boy Scouts serve community, troop member devastated by storm

When 12-year-old Boy Scout Gage Maddox, who lives in the Timber Lakes/Timber Ridge neighborhood in South Montgomery County, lost his home after Hurricane Harvey, he was devastated. "It hit him hard," said his mom, Brandy Maddox, adding that the family has since decided to relocate after multiple fl

HOUSTON CHRONICLE - 2017-09-19 22:05:00

Ophthalmologist C. Downey Price makes an impact locally and globally

Published 3:16 pm, Tuesday, September 19, 2017 When C. Downey Price and his wife Edna arrived in Conroe in 1972, they saw great potential in the community. Conroe was still a small town where everyone knew each other. The Woodlands was not developed yet and Lake Conroe was still not complete. "I

HOUSTON CHRONICLE - 2017-09-19 20:15:00

Katherine Clark honored with naming of new Conroe ISD school

Published 9:14 pm, Wednesday, September 20, 2017 The Conroe Independent School District Board of Trustees Tuesday voted to name the new South Montgomery County intermediate school, slated to open in fall 2018, after Katherine Johnson Clark, a former principal and communications director with the d

HOUSTON CHRONICLE - 2017-09-21 02:13:00

NISD CORNER - Momentum on our side

Momentum is a beautiful thing when it's on your side ... when it's working against you, not so much. Just ask the Texas Aggies in their football season opener against UCLA. Right now, the momentum is definitely on Navasota ISD's side as our academics are reaching new heights. As I mentioned before,

NAVASOTA EXAMINER - 2017-09-20 19:45:00

Recording oral history goal of Two Rivers

It's amazing what like-minded individuals can accomplish over a cup of coffee and breakfast - such as the formation of the Two Rivers Heritage Foundation. Three years later, the 501c3 begun by John Henry Botkins, Sandi Costa, Russell Cushman, Betty Dunn and Malcolm Green is going strong and continue

NAVASOTA EXAMINER - 2017-09-20 18:57:00

Grimes County neighborhood fed up with flare noise

IOLA, Tex. (KBTX)- A Grimes County community is making a desperate plea for peace and quiet. The residents on and near Roese Road in Iola claim their serenity has been shattered by ETX Energy, an Oklahoma-based energy company. Nearly two years ago, the oil well that flares casinghead gas was added

KBTX.COM - 2017-09-19 06:01:00

Big appetite for new show

PLANTERSVILLE - The Relay Station Restaurant in Plantersville has long been known by locals to have the biggest hunk of beef in Texas, but now the world will know. A new show called Biggest Texas filmed its pilot episode, tentatively and locally called "Big Tex," in the restaurant's dining room. "It

NAVASOTA EXAMINER - 2017-09-20 18:48:00