2018 has been a very cold year so far! However, our staff has been busy planning many family friendly events that are sure to warm you up and get you involved in our community. more

Jan 23, 2018 8:16 PM Mayor's Minute

I hope you and your family had a great Christmas and a happy New Year! I have truly enjoyed my first full year as your mayor and will continue to work every day to move Hoover along to be No. 1. more

Dec 27, 2017 7:06 PM Mayor's Minute

Frank Brocato Feb 2016

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Frances and I want to wish you a safe and wonderful holiday season!  December is such a festive and fun time of year in Hoover. more

Nov 20, 2017 4:18 PM Mayor's Minute

We were thrilled that 24/7 Wall St. ranked Hoover as No. 17 among the best places to live in the United States and that Hoover was the only city in Alabama that made the list. more

Oct 27, 2017 9:51 PM Mayor's Minute

Frank Brocato Feb 2016

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We are very proud to say that recently Niche ranked Hoover City Schools number one on their “Safest Schools in Alabama” List, and we were ranked number five in the nation. more

Sep 26, 2017 3:20 PM Mayor's Minute

1012 Artists on the Bluff Sign

Photo by Madoline Markham.

I sincerely pray you all will reconsider that the AOTB is a historical gem and deserves preservation, not destruction! more

Sep 24, 2017 1:14 AM Opinion 2 Comments

Frank Brocato Feb 2016

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It has been almost a year since I was sworn into office as your mayor. I had many goals making up my platform, and I am pleased to announce that several of them are coming to fruition this fall. more

Aug 22, 2017 6:55 PM Mayor's Minute 2 Comments

I hope your summer has been great.  It’s hard to believe the students will be back in school soon and that football season is fast approaching. more

Jul 26, 2017 5:51 PM Mayor's Minute

By Frank Brocato more

Jun 26, 2017 5:08 PM Mayor's Minute

Frank Brocato Feb 2016

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By Frank Brocato more

May 23, 2017 5:02 PM Mayor's Minute

By Frank V. Brocato more

Feb 24, 2017 3:33 PM Mayor's Minute

Robin Schultz June 2016

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When I decided to run for council in 2016, it was not an easy choice. I realized that there would be some sacrifices that would have to be made, including some dealing with my family. I didn't make the choice overnight. more

Oct 3, 2016 6:59 PM Opinion

Gun range stock photo

Stock photo

Says people should know about range before they buy a house off South Shades Crest Road more

Sep 22, 2016 12:42 PM Opinion 30 Comments

Quality and quantity are two concepts we face almost daily in our lives. We find ourselves making decisions based on one or the other. For some, quantity is key. But some prefer quality. more

Sep 1, 2016 2:28 PM Rick Watson

The Hoover Beautification Board recently held a luncheon to commend businesses and non-residential properties for the most beautiful landscaping. This program is held every two years. more

Aug 31, 2016 3:00 PM Mayor's Minute

"We desperately need a new leader who is looking out for ALL of us while planning for our future responder needs, student needs, roadway needs, business needs, cultural needs and neighborhood needs." more

Aug 22, 2016 12:02 PM Opinion

We have always been particularly impressed with the City of Hoover, and the quality of life it affords. Since 2011, Mayor Ivey has continued and enhanced the remarkable standards we appreciate. more

Aug 15, 2016 2:10 PM Opinion 13 Comments

Gary Ivey 2016 campaign kickoff

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A Hoover resident and former Board of Education member responds to a letter about Mayor Gary Ivey. more

Aug 9, 2016 8:02 PM Opinion 1 Comments

Readers' opinion: Mayor Gary Ivey has failed to demonstrate transparent and collaborative leadership. more

Aug 5, 2016 10:07 AM Opinion 29 Comments

Kara Moritz Harrison

Photo by Jon Anderson

"Now the universe is not cold and impersonal anymore," and the lyrics to Christmas songs "make complete sense now." more

Dec 24, 2015 9:06 PM Opinion 17 Comments

February 2018