The Weekly Wrap – May 26, 2023

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Memorial Day

On Monday, May 29, we will observe Memorial Day and honor the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. As a community, the armed forces and military personnel are such an integral part of our lives, our economy, and our community. Take a minute to learn more about the history of this important holiday and how we can best honor those who gave their lives for our freedom. 

Business & Economy

Development: The work on Front Row, the biggest construction project downtown Huntsville has seen, is expected to begin by the end of the summer. 

Read More: May 24, 2023

Development: The Lofts at Dallas Mill bring workforce housing to the city’s core. 

Read More: 256 Today  May 23, 2023

USSRC: The U.S. Space and Rocket Center, home to Space Camp and one of our state’s top tourist attractions unveiled it’s new Space Camp Operations Center.

Read More: WAFF May 19, 2023


Space Command: The Secretary of the Air Force has reportedly denied claims that the decision on U.S. Space Command’s location will have anything to do with Alabama politics or laws.

Read More: WHNT May 24, 2023

Awarded: NASA has selected Blue Origin for a $3.4 billion contract to provide the second set of lunar landers for its multi-mission Artemis program to return Americans to the moon.

Read More: May 19, 2023


John Hunt Park: The City of Huntsville is designing the future at Huntsville’s “Central Park” with recreation as the primary focus. 

Read More: City of HSV May 24, 2023

State Spending: Alabama lawmakers shift priorities for spending $2.8 billion in excess revenue, with education being the most impacted. 

Read More: May 24, 2023

Judicial Appointment: Gov. Ivey’s office announced that Ronald Wayne Smith of Huntsville has been appointed District Judge of the 23rd Judicial Circuit. Smith will fill the spot that was left vacant when Judge Patrick M. Tuten was appointed to fill a new circuit court judgeship, reallocated to the area from Jefferson County in June 2022.

Read More: WHNT May 22, 2023

Culture and Entertainment

UCI Para-Cycling Road World Cup:  This weekend Huntsville is hosting this international sporting event in Cummings Research Park for the first time in the United States. Check out the race schedule and all the event festivities. 

Jazz in the Park: Some of the nation’s top jazz artists will perform in Huntsville this September as part of the annual Jazz in the Park-Huntsville concert series. 

Read More: HBJ May 25, 2023

HuntsvilleCon: HuntsvilleCon, a gathering of comic book, anime, manga, toy, pop culture, cosplay, animation, horror, sci-fi and fantasy fans, is set to return in June. 

Read More: WHNT May 23, 2023

Concerts in the Park: Arts Huntsville and the Huntsville Department of Parks and Recreation announced the lineup for the 2023 Concerts in the Park series featuring free music, food trucks, ice cream, pets and local bands.

Read More: WHNT May 23, 2023


Superintendent: The Huntsville City School board has named chief of staff Clarence Sutton as interim superintendent when Finley’s retirement becomes effective June 1 and is accepting applications for the position through May 26 in its search.

Read More: May 22, 2023


The American Association of Community Colleges selected Drake State President Dr. Patricia Sims to join its board. The AACC represents more than 1,000 2-year, associate degree-granting institutions and nearly 12 million students.

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