Entries by Bud McLaughlin

Huntsville’s WZDX Fox 54 Under New Ownership

TEGNA has entered into an agreement with Nexstar Media Group to acquire 11 television stations in eight markets, including eight Big Four affiliates, for $740 million in cash. Huntsville’s WZDX Fox 54 is among the TV stations in the purchase. TEGNA owns 49 television stations and two radio stations in 41 markets. It is the […]

CFD Research Awarded $24M NASA Contract

CFD Research has been awarded a small business prime contract for the Vertical Lift Technology Development program at NASA Ames Research Center. It is the company’s first major service prime NASA contract. The five-year Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity contract has a ceiling value of $24 million. CFD Research and its team of subcontractors will provide […]

American Airlines Increases Service at Huntsville International

Beginning in June, American Airlines will offer more early morning and evening flight options for passengers traveling direct from Huntsville to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Customers in Huntsville will have the opportunity to make one stop in Dallas/Fort Worth to travel to places such as Dublin and Munich, where American is launching seasonal service for […]

Toyota to Add 450 jobs, Increase Production at Huntsville Engine Plant

With an investment of more than a quarter-billion dollars, Toyota announced Wednesday it is increasing its production and workforce at the Toyota Motor Manufacturing plant in Huntsville. The automaker said the $288 million will increase the engine production capacity from some 670,000 per year to 900,000 by the end of 2021. New production lines for […]

Urban Engine Salutes Women in Technology, Female Entrepreneurs

Urban Engine, a local nonprofit organization aimed at accelerating STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics)-focused innovation and entrepreneurship through education, announced a series of free events that will celebrate women in technology and showcase female entrepreneurs in conjunction with Women’s History Month. The series of events includes: Wednesday, March 6: Women in Tech-themed Co-Working Night […]

A Brand New Time in South Huntsville or, Rather, a New Brand

In the next couple of months, south Huntsville will enter a new era. In fact, a “brand’ new era. South Huntsville business owners, community members and government officials are coming together to create a vibrant and thriving district. Extending from, essentially, Martin Road south to the Tennessee River, South Huntsville Main Street will be a […]

Huntsville Among Best Cities to Start a Restaurant

We all know that restaurant openings have become almost a monthly occurrence here in the Rocket City. Well, now we know why. According to bidonequipment.com, a restaurant equipment supply business, Huntsville was ranked 23rd among the 150 most populous U. S. cities, just behind New Orleans (22nd) and ahead of such “food cities” as Memphis […]

State DOT Filling Potholes, Investigating Cracks

The torrential rains that brought flood conditions to the area also wreaked havoc with the highways, creating potholes and cracks as wide as a lane. State Department of Transportation crews began filling potholes that made Interstate-565 resemble a moonscape more than a highway. Seth Burkett, ALDOT’s North Region public information officer, said “several tons of […]

You Can Go Back to the Stone Age – for Korean Barbecue

Barbecue is synonymous with the South. And a restaurant coming to Huntsville offers its barbecue from the South, as in South Korea. The Stone Age Korean Steakhouse is slated to open late this fall in the Times Plaza development on South Memorial Parkway. “Korean barbecue is a growing trend in many major cities that will […]