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Huntsville Tx Movie Theater

    huntsville tx

  • Huntsville is a city in and the county seat of Walker County, Texas, United States. The population was 35,078 at the 2000 census. It is the center of the Huntsville micropolitan area.

    movie theater

  • A theater where movies are shown for public entertainment
  • cinema: a theater where films are shown
  • A building where movies are shown to an audience; a cinema
  • A movie theater, picture theater, film theater or cinema is a venue, usually a building, for viewing motion pictures (“movies” or “films”).

huntsville tx movie theater

huntsville tx movie theater – Huntsville (TX)

Huntsville (TX) (Images of America) (Images of America (Arcadia Publishing))
Huntsville (TX) (Images of America) (Images of America (Arcadia Publishing))
Huntsville is one of the oldest and most revered cities in the Lone Star State. Founded in the mid-1830s as Texans won their independence from Mexico, Huntsville became the home of Sam Houston–the first president of the Republic of Texas and later governor of the state. Nestled among the lakes and trees of the eastern piney woods, Huntsville emerged as a vital center of education and justice in the late 19th century. Today the city remains a vibrant, growing community known for a few of its largest employers, including Sam Houston State University and the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

Huntsville, TX: Austin Hall, Sam Houston State University

Huntsville, TX: Austin Hall, Sam Houston State University
Found this on an old flash drive of mine! It’s from Sam Houston State University, my first "professional" employer! The back side of Austin Hall at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. This building is the oldest building west of the Mississippi in continuous use for higher education. Austin Hall was dedicated in 1851 by Gen. Sam Houston.

Town Theater

Town Theater
Huntsville, TX

huntsville tx movie theater

Eleven Days in Hell: The 1974 Carrasco Prison Siege in Huntsville, Texas (Crime and Criminal Justice)
From one o’clock on the afternoon of July 24, 1974, until shortly before ten o’clock the night of August 3, eleven days later, one of the longest hostage-taking sieges in the history of the United States took place in Texas’ Huntsville State Prison. The ringleader, Federico (Fred) Gomez Carrasco, the former boss of the largest drug-running operation in South Texas, was serving life for assault with intent to commit murder on a police officer. Using his connections to smuggle guns and ammunition into the prison, and employing the aid of two other inmates, he took eleven prison workers and four inmates hostage in the prison library. Demanding bulletproof helmets and vests, he planned to use the hostages as shields for his escape.
Negotiations began immediately with prison warden H. H. Husbands and W. J. Estelle, Jr., director of the Texas Department of Corrections. The Texas Rangers, the Department of Public Safety, and the FBI arrived to assist as the media descended on Huntsville. When one of the hostages suggested a moving structure of chalkboards padded with law books to absorb bullets, Carrasco agreed to the plan. The captors entered their escape pod with four hostages and secured nine others to the moving barricade. While the target was en route to an armored car, Estelle had his team blast it with fire hoses. In a violent end to the standoff, Carrasco committed suicide, one of his two accomplices was killed (the other later executed), and two hostages were killed by their captors.