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2008-07-26 15:00:30

By Kristin Edwards, The Huntsville Item, Texas Jul. 26--Harold Hutcheson was all smiles Friday as he ushered guests into the Old Town Theatre for the first film of this year's Huntsville Main Street Program summer film festival, "Il Postino." According to Hutcheson, Main Street program manager, the sales for the fourth annual festival went above and beyond his expectations -- not to mention, beyond the sales for the past two years. "Pre-sales have been very, very good both for the movie...

2008-07-15 03:00:31

By Kristin Edwards, The Huntsville Item, Texas Jul. 15--After spending 19 years teaching at Scott Johnson Elementary, Kristie Pacher decided to try something completely different -- and so far, she loves it. Pacher made the transition from teaching kindergarten to working as the principal of Faith Lutheran School, and while the job holds several dramatic differences, Pacher said she feels blessed to be in her current position. "I love this -- administration is something I always wanted...

2008-07-09 15:00:22

By Kristin Edwards, The Huntsville Item, Texas Jul. 9--During the summer, specific constellations make prominent appearances in the night sky, and stars of various colors are more visible than at any other time during the year. For Huntsville residents, the summer months also provide a chance to learn more about those stars during special presentations at the Sam Houston State University planetarium. The presentations will include a seasonal film entitled "The Colors of Summer,"...

2008-07-05 03:00:22

By Kristin Edwards, The Huntsville Item, Texas Jul. 5--The Huntsville Independent School District is currently offering $3,000 stipends to applicants for teaching positions as either secondary math teachers or elementary bilingual teachers. According to HISD Superintendent Richard Montgomery, the goal of offering the stipends is to attract quality instructors to the district in those specific categories and, hopefully, to keep them employed in following years. "Last year was actually...

2008-06-25 03:02:30

By Kristin Edwards, The Huntsville Item, Texas Jun. 25--After receiving a huge response from the Huntsville community, the Huntsville Main Street Program has chosen the films to be featured in its fourth annual summer film festival. The festival, which will be held on July 25-26, will include two foreign films and two well-known American classics "Jaws" and "Casablanca." "We sent out a survey asking people what movies they wanted to have included in this year's festival, and we got a...

2008-06-17 03:00:21

By Jay Ermis, The Huntsville Item, Texas Jun. 17--New Waverly school district trustees approved a technology plan, an early release waiver and the hiring of three teachers during their June meeting Monday night. In addition, Jackie Peters was given the oath of office at the meeting's outset to fill Position 7 on the seven-member board. The position became vacant when her husband, David, died April 4 in a car accident in Grimes County. He was elected to a three-year term in May 2007...


Word of the Day
holluschickie
  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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