During his senior year of high school in Amarillo, Texas, in 1961, Jim Parker met his future. Jerry Gilmer, who led the band Fireballs in that era, was trying to teach Parker’s sister how to play the theme from the television show “Peter Gunn” on the guitar. Gilmer gave her brother a guitar. “I bought […]
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The announcement didn’t come gradually or with the drama that accompanied the rollout of the top four teams participating in the college football playoff, but for the city’s civic leaders the news was just as exciting and filled with suspense for the future. Huntsville is one of four cities nationwide to receive a Choice Neighborhood […]
“If I can get as many people as I can to come together in peace, I believe we can have a better community and clean it up a little bit.’’
In a conference room at Booz Allen’s fifth-floor Bridge Street office, anyone wearing virtual reality headgear can instantly be standing in the open door of a military plane flying above a training facility on the United States base of the instructor’s choosing. A first-timer wearing the contraption looks around the inside of the plane, steps […]
The Huntsville Classic golf tournament and fundraiser, a community-wide staple since 1989, is joining forces with the Korn Ferry Tour to provide a week-long event in the city. The Huntsville Hospital Foundation, a nonprofit fundraiser, announced a partnership with the Huntsville Championship. The tournament is in its first year. Golf fans will have the chance […]
The North Alabama War Dawgs unveiled four uniforms Friday in anticipation of the first home game tonight in their inaugural season in the American Basketball Association. The team opened the season on the road with a 119-113 loss to the Atlanta Storm, which is the opponent for tonight’s 7:15 home game at Mae Jemison High […]
MADISON — On a sunny, let’s-play-three day that begged for baseball, even though the calendar had turned mostly toward football and beyond, the Rocket City Trash Pandas got a name for their new home yard hard on the Huntsville-Madison city limit lines. Toyota Field will usher in the inaugural season of the Double-A Southern League […]
If the first few days are a predictor, one of Huntsville’s newest eateries is headed for success. Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar, which opened Sept. 23 in the new Times Plaza at 2317 Memorial Parkway, launched with a big turnout. “It’s gone pretty well,” restaurant manager Jason Gagnon said soon after closing the first day. “We’re […]
Leave it to an electrical engineer to select a math term to name his new business. That’s what Larry Lowe did in branding the Fractal Brewing Project, which opened Sept. 18, in the building that once housed local craft micro-breweries Olde Towne and Straight to Ale but has been empty for the past two years. […]
Downtown Huntsville has a different look as the area evolves on a daily basis. New store fronts are joined by new hotels and new restaurants as the city continues to build as the population grows. Nothing seems constant in the Rocket City lately except for one thing — cranes filling the skyline. “It’s the new […]