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The mayor said his budget proposal is focused on better traffic management, education and public safety. Read more

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After more than two years of planning and renovation work, the Hoover school system’s Riverchase Career Connection Center is now open and running. Read more

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Very soon we will see the leaves begin to change as another season rolls in. While these thoughts bring a smile, they are always accompanied by a somber moment as I also reflect on the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001. Read more

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Some complain about green areas being torn down for new development in Hoover, but in addition to numerous small parks, the city also has several large tracts of land reserved for conservation and passive park usage. Read more

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The upcoming closure of the Sears department store at the Riverchase Galleria is being heralded by mall managers and city officials as a great opportunity for redevelopment. Read more

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Mayors of the five biggest cities have been meeting for at least five years and want to expand their group. Read more

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It has been said that “August is like the Sunday of summer.” August brings the beginning of another school year, with hallways filled with laughter and classrooms filled with lots of learning. Read more

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Future land use plan July 2019

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Mayor Frank Brocato said the document will serve as a roadmap in making decisions over the next 20 to 25 years. Read more

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Black Creek Mtn Bike Park

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The 73-acre park in the Trace Crossings community has about 5 miles of mountain bike trails. Read more

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The city of Hoover has abundant amenities and is a wonderful place to live. Hoover offers strong schools, reliable public services, numerous green spaces and much more. Read more

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Words matter, perspective is big and forgiveness is essential, Lehman told 600 or so people at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham — The Wynfrey Hotel. Read more

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Trace Crossings traffic 4-10-19 (5)

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He said they are "dead in the water" and he wants to keep pursuing more substantial solutions for traffic congestion in western Hoover. Read more

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The 16,000-square-foot facility will be built on Municipal Drive next to Hoover Fire Station No. 4 and include a virtual reality firearms training simulator. Read more

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“The Shelby-Hoover campus is the only campus we have that has not been able to offer welding, and it’s time to change that,” Jeff State President Keith Brown said. Read more

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Sales at the Riverchase Galleria campus were down by $18.2 million in 2018, a 4 percent drop from 2017, according to a Hoover Sun analysis of tax records provided by the city of Hoover. Read more

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The city expects to get about $600,000 a year more and hopes the state and Jefferson and Shelby counties will have more for Hoover projects as well. Read more

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Spain Park High School

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The classroom discussions were prompted by a video of Hoover and Spain Park high school students making racist and anti-Semitic comments. Read more

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The Woods turn lane meeting 2-26-19 (1)

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Residents of The Woods community near Deer Valley say their safety is in danger because a turn lane was eliminated in a road widening project. Read more

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Three Gardendale High School sports medicine students rendered aid to a woman who had fallen as people were fleeing gunshots at the mall. Read more

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Police officers now will be paid overtime for any time worked over 40 hours, instead of 43 hours. Read more

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Summertime is here, which means lots of fun in the sun and time spent in the outdoors. Hoover has many beautiful parks such as Veterans Park, Moss Rock Preserve and Aldridge Gardens, just to name a few. Read more

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I am thrilled that our economic developer Greg Knighton has been meeting with developers, commercial property owners and businesses on behalf of Hoover’s economic development efforts. Read more

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Springtime is here, and I hope you and your families are enjoying the beautiful weather and this exciting time in our city! Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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    Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato presents his 2020 budget proposal to the Hoover City Council during a council work session on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019.

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    Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato and the Hoover City Council recognize Hoover police motorcycle scouts for taking first place in a motorcycle skills competition in Hendersonville, Tennessee. The team as a whole won first place, while Sgt. Brian Nelson (at left in uniform) won first place in the elite division and first overall, T.J. Denson (center) won first place in the novice division and 10th overall, and Adam Dozier (at right) won first place in the expert division and sixth overall.

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    Hoover police motorcycles Aug 2019 (3)

    Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato (at right in front), police Chief Nick Derzis (at left in front) and the Hoover City Council recognize Hoover police motorcycle scouts for taking first place in a motorcycle skills competition in Hendersonville, Tennessee. The team as a whole won first place, while Sgt. Brian Nelson (at left in uniform) won first place in the elite division and first overall, T.J. Denson (center) won first place in the novice division and 10th overall, and Adam Dozier (at right) won first place in the expert division and sixth overall.

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    Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato talks about the opportunity to meet quarterly with the mayors of the 10 largest cities in Alabama during a press conference at Regions Field in Birmingham, Alabama, on Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. Shown here with him, from left, are Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange, Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin, Auburn Mayor Ron Anders and Madison Mayor Paul Finley.

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    Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin talks about the mayors of the five largest cities in Alabama inviting the mayors of the next five largest cities to begin meeting with them quarterly during a press conference at Regions Field in Birmingham, Alabama, on Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. Others shown here, from left, are Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle, Decatur Mayor Tab Bowling, Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson, Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange, Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato, Auburn Mayor Ron Anders, Madison Mayor Paul Finley, Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox and Dothan Mayor Mark Saliba.

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    Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato addresses the crowd at the dedication ceremony for the Hoover school system's Riverchase Career Connection Center on Thursday Aug. 1, 2019.

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