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#ReadyHuntsville

It’s June in Texas, which means we’re in hurricane season until the end of November. Make sure you and your household are ready by reviewing the City’s preparedness page at www.HuntsvilleTX.gov/ReadyHuntsville. You’ll find supply kit lists, a link to the City’s social media platforms, area maps, and a special preparedness issue of This Week in Huntsville. Make sure you’re ready!  #ReadyHuntsville!

Summer Reading Fun

Start your Saturday with a BANG at the Huntsville Public Library's Summer Reading Kickoff Party from 1-3:30 p.m. TODAY, June 3rd. Join them for a special presentation by Texas Snakes & More from 1-2 p.m. See exotic live animals and learn about animal habits. All ages are welcome and sign up for the animal presentation is not required. The Kickoff Party is generously sponsored by the Helen Wheat Fund.

The Huntsville Kiwanis will be hosting a Barbecue Fundraiser at the Huntsville Public Library’s Summer Reading Kickoff Party from 1-3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 3rd. The Kiwanis will be selling pulled pork sandwich plates with chips and a soda for $5. Proceeds will benefit literacy efforts at the Huntsville Public Library.

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Let's Connect

The City of Huntsville wants to learn how to connect with YOU better. Please take a moment to take our short communication survey at http://bit.ly/2stItD5

School's Out for the Summer! 

School is out, so keep eyes out for kids playing on our streets, crossing roads to get to parks, walking pets, or chasing a ball out of a yard into traffic. Use special attention at dusk, when it’s harder to see. Also be on the lookout for kids who need special time and attention from you. If you can help feed a kid, teach them a skill or a hobby, or just be a good example – do it! It’s for the good of our community and its future, and it will make your heart smile, too!

HEAP 

The summer is here and so is HEAP! The Huntsville Enrichment Activities Program has been a local institution since 1969. Applications and scholarship information is available in the lobby here at City Hall and also at area elementary schools. This year they’ve even started a HEAP Sports program, too! Find the online link from the HISD website at http://www.Huntsville-ISD.org/ for ages, fees, & more!

City of Huntsville’s 4th of July Celebration 

Join the City of Huntsville and celebrate July 4th! The celebration is from 4 to 8 p.m. at Kate Barr Ross Park.  It will include Face Painting, Balloon Art, Leather-working, Sand Art, Bounce Houses, Rock Wall, a Watermelon Eating Contest, and Karaoke!  Concessions will be available for purchase.
 
The fireworks display will begin after dark  around 9:15 PM. This event gets bigger every year, check out https://www.facebook.com/COHrecservices for more information.

Texas Attorney General Paxton Reaches Settlement
Warns Texans of Unscrupulous 

Door-to-Door Alarm Systems Sales Tactics

During summer months, door-to-door salespeople may become more frequent in neighborhoods across Texas. Some salespeople may be legitimate, but others may use deceptive tactics to take advantage of trusting consumers. Texans who answer the door for a salesperson claiming to sell security systems or components should protect themselves by following these guidelines provided by the Consumer Protection Division of the attorney general’s office:

  • Ask for identification. Door-to-door salespeople for alarm systems must be registered with DPS’s Private Security Board and are required to carry a DPS issued ID.
  • Protect personal information and do not describe your security system.
  • Call your current security system provider’s customer service number to verify whether they sent a representative to your home.
  • Do not be pressured into making quick decisions. Make sure you thoroughly read all contracts and documents involved with the potential sale.
  • Before signing anything, check the DPS website to confirm the company is licensed and check references.
  • Check with the Better Business Bureau for complaints against the company.
  • Remember that Texans have the right to cancel a sale within three business days. Do not sign a contract with any blank spaces or that is undated, and always keep copies of anything signed or initialed.

Texans who think they are the victim of a scam can file a complaint with the Office of the Attorney General by calling the Consumer Complaint Hotline at (800) 252-8011 or filing a complaint online at www.texasattorneygeneral.gov.

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HPL is Turning 50

The Huntsville Public Library is turning 50 this year! Stay tuned for birthday events at http://myhuntsvillelibrary.com/.

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