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UPCOMINGJOURNAL SUPER-SIZED GARAGE SALE @ VETERANS CONFERENCE

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What has become an annual ritual for even the casual bargain shopper will happen again this Friday, Sept 20th and Saturday, Sept 21st — The HEARTS Veteran’s Museum Garage Sale. Both the Veteran’s Conference Center and the huge porch area outside will be overflowing with donated items for sale at bargain prices. The proceeds from the monumental event will help with the operation of the HEARTS Veterans Museum.

The City of Huntsville’s National Night Out event will be held on Tuesday, October 1, and the Huntsville Police Department wishes to encourage all residents to come out and enjoy this free, family-friendly event. It will kick off in the Target parking lot from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and feature emergency personnel from various first responder agencies in Walker County. After the event at Target, parades or caravans will depart from the Target parking lot and travel to local Neighborhood Watch parties where residents and first responders will visit and become more acquainted.

WALKER COUNTY FAIR JAMBOREE The annual kick-off to Walker County’s youth County Fair projects begins on Tuesday, September 24th, from 6 to 7pm with the Walker County Fair Jamboree. It is a mandatory informational event for any student who plans to exhibit anything in the Walker County Fair in April. It will be held at the Walker County Fairgrounds.

SCORE FOR SENIORS! Grab your favorite team jersey and huddle up at the Walker County Fairgrounds on Thursday, September 26th from 6 to 9 pm for “Score For Seniors”. This sports themed fundraiser helps continue the Meals on Wheels program and keeps the Senior Center operating. Steak dinner, live music, live and silent auctions. Tickets are $25 and tables start at $200, with table service and more at $500. Call the Walker County Senior Center at 936-295-6151 to reserve your sponsorship, table, tickets or donate to the silent or live auctions.

FAIR ON THE SQUARE Craft creators and businesses are busy readying for the 39th Annual Fair on the Square in Downtown Huntsville. Vendors can still reserve space at 936295-8113. The Fair begins at 9am Saturday morning and lasts until 5pm. There is a pre-fair Concert on Friday night, from 8 to midnight, featuring Rosenwall, under the big tent.

HEARTS MUSEUM VETERAN’S DAY BANQUET Tickets are currently on sale at HEARTS Veteran’s museum for their annual Veteran’s Day Banquet, scheduled for Monday, November 11, 2013 at the museum on Hwy 75 N from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Tickets are available, as are business sponsorships by calling the HEARTS Museum at 936-295-5959. Tickets are limited.

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR The listings in the WCJ Community Calendar are submitted by organizations or individuals or they are dates from public calendars of organizations and municipalities. There is no charge for these listings. Readers are encouraged to submit their organization’s activities and events via the WCJ website at www.WalkerCountyJournal.com. Or they can be emailed to journal@walkercountyjournal.com

Thu | Sep 19, 2013 12pm Huntsville Lions Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Grand Buffet 6pm Huntsville ISD Board Meeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .HISD Administration Bldg Fri | Sep 20, 2013 5pm Widow & Widowers Support Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3010 Montgomery Road (Second Step), Huntsville Sat | Sep 21, 2013 10am Huntsville Antique Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Walker County Fairgrounds Sun | Sep 22, 2013 10am Huntsville Antique Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Walker County Fairgrounds Mon | Sep 23, 2013 9am Walker Co Commissioners Court . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Walker Co Courthouse Tue | Sep 24, 2013 6pm Walker Co Fair Jamboree REQUIRED for all Spring 2014 WCF Exhibitors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Walker County Fairgrounds Wed | Sep 25, 2013 10:30am Huntsville Public Library Pre-School Story Hour Thu | Sep 26, 2013 12pm Huntsville Lions Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Grand Buffet 6pm Score for Seniors Benefit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Walker County Fairgrounds Fri | Sep 27, 2013 SHSU’s Bearkat Family Weekend . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sam Houston State University Sat | Sep 28, 2013 SHSU’s Bearkat Family Weekend . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sam Houston State University 11:30am SHSU Honors College Parents’ Lunch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SHSU’s LSC Ballroom Sun | Sep 29, 2013 SHSU’s Bearkat Family Weekend . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sam Houston State University Tue | Oct 1, 2013 9:30am Walker County Community Plan Meeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Storm Shelter 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm National Night Out Activities begin in Huntsville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Target Shopping Center Parking Lot 6pm Huntsville City Council Meeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Huntsville City Hall Wed | Oct 2, 2013 10:30am Huntsville Public Library Pre-School Story Hour Thu | Oct 3, 2013 12pm Huntsville Lions Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Grand Buffet 6pm HMH Diabetes Support Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Huntsville Memorial Hospital 6pm Huntsville 4-H/FFA Ag Booster Club Meeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Huntsville High Ag Shop Sat | Oct 5, 2013 9am Fair on the Square . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Downtown Huntsville Wed | Oct 9, 2013 10:30am Huntsville Public Library Pre-School Story Hour Thu | Oct 10, 2013 7:30am Huntsville-Walker Co Chamber Small Bus Breakfast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Golden Corral Restaurant 12pm Huntsville Lions Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Grand Buffet 5:45pm Huntsville Arts Commission Meeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wynne Home Arts Center Meeting Room Mon | Oct 14, 2013 9am Walker Co Commissioners Court . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Walker Co Courthouse Tue | Oct 15, 2013 11am HMH Osteoporosis Support Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Huntsville Memorial Hospital Conference Room 6pm Huntsville City Council Meeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Huntsville City Hall Wed | Oct 16, 2013 10:30am Huntsville Public Library Pre-School Story Hour

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NEWSJOURNAL BUDGET, TAXES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT LEAD LIST OF CONCERNS FOR HUNTSVILLE CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATES (HUNTSVILLE, TX) — About half of the field of candidates seeking either re-election or office in the 2013 Huntsville City Council election in November were on hand for the Sam Houston Tea Party Meet & Greet and Political Forum. A combined event with the live feed from Tyler for the Tour Across Texas’ Attorney General’s Forum, the Huntsville City Council Forum led the afternoon off. Running for an unexpired term of the At Large Position 1, Andy Brauninger and Rachel Williford both expressed that they are looking for lower taxes and economic development. Brauninger had a number of criticisms of the recent City Council, indicating he thought money had been wasted in economic development efforts. Williford, on the other hand, took a positive approach saying that she would focus on unification

and interagency cooperation and funding. She also said that she believed that small business was a backbone of the community and would seek economic development that didn’t hurt the small business people. Incumbent Ward 2 Councilwoman Tish Humphrey explained her efforts while in office, saying that she had helped bring about unity and lower toxicity, as well as stay

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At Large Position 1 candidate Rachel Williford expressed that in addition to our tax base expansion, she wants to create new opportunities for youth so that they will be more inclined to stay here in Huntsville.

Incumbent Ward 2 City Councilwoman Tish Humphrey said that while she knew projects were in the works, she wanted to encourage implementation of those projects to move along more quickly.

on top of projects that had been budgeted and were in production. She also said that her years working for the City, as well as her years as a self-employed businesswoman had served her well while on the council and that she would continue to rely on that experience.

advice. He said that he was most concerned about transparency in City Government and cited several examples he felt illustrated their lack of effort to be transparent.

Her opponent, Kendall Scudder, the leasing manager of the Arbors Apartment complex, the largest in Huntsville, said that he had spent ©MELANIE THIBODEAUX PHOTO the last couple of years attending At Large Position 1 candidate Andy City Council meetings, involving Brauninger explained that in his experience budgeting was an every himself in them and committee day process, not just an annual one. meetings, to offer his opinions and

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Ward 2 challenger Kendall Scudder says he has a different perspective on economic development: create a need, businesses will naturally come.

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EVENTSJOURNAL HUNTSVILLE - WALKER COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE SAYS FAIR ON THE SQUARE WILL BE GREAT DESTINATION FOR FAMILY FUN (HUNTSVILLE, TX) — Those looking for a place to take the whole family for fun, food and adventure will have the perfect opportunity on Saturday, October 5th at Fair on the Square. Sponsored by the Huntsville Walker County Chamber of Commerce, they encourage everyone to grap the kids and head to the historic downtown square right in the center of Huntsville. The Fair on the Square reminds many Huntsville residents that autumn is here! Shoppers will find many items to get them ready for both the fall and Christmas holidays. Jewelry, apparel, home décor and many more treasures will be showcased both by vendors and the merchants on the downtown square and Midway Plaza. Entrance to the Fair on the Square is absolutely Free as are many attractions throughout the fair! The popular Kids Korner is a haven of fun for children of all ages! The Kids Korner is located in Rather Park but also spills over to the Legacy Martial Arts parking lot with a rock wall, train, balloon artist and new this year a shaved ice vendor and water attraction! The attractions in Rather Park include some old favorites, the petting zoo, bungee run, slide, and free arts and crafts and building projects provided by the Boys and Girls Club and Home Depot! And of course many “youngsters” will show us their talents on the entertain-

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ment stage! If you get tired of shopping and want to take a break be sure to head to the food court to taste many of the fair specialties. Homemade root beer floats and freshly squeezed lemonade will quench your thirst while you munch on fried pickles, kettle korn, barbecue and more! A couple of new vendors will be there as well! From 11:00 – 5:00 p.m. you can listen to the tunes of two local bands, Raisin Cain and Singlewide, as they play on the stage in the Beer Garden. Enjoy an adult beverage or sip on a coca-cola as you waste away the afternoon enjoying some great Texas Country Music! Free Shuttle and parking are available on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Park in the SHSU Bowers Stadium Parking Lot P14 and the Forum and Encore of Sam Houston will shuttle you to and from the fair at no charge! The Fair on the Square offers something for every age and gender! Make plans for Friday, October 4th and Saturday, October 5th, 2013 and spend the weekend with us in Huntsville!

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