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USING 25TH AMENDMENT TO REMOVE PRESIDENT TRUMP DISCUSSED BY ROD ROSENSTEIN

Earlier testimony to congress confirms former acting Director of the FBI Andrew McCabe’s statement that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had been talking with Washington officials about putting the 25th amendment into effect to remove President Trump from office.

On Sunday, Fox News reported that former Justice Department Attorney James Baker told members of Congress that Andrew McCabe and FBI attorney Lisa Page had told him that Rod Rosenstein had informed them that two members of Trump’s cabinet would would support the action.

According to the report, attorney James Baker’s testimony is in agreement with McCabe’s who was on “60 minutes” to promote his new book.

INTERSTATE 45 CLOSURES BEGIN TUESDAY EVENING

Drivers can expect more shutdowns along northbound and southbound Interstate 45. i-45 will be closed at 7 p.m. until 5 a.m. each night beginning Tuesday, February 18, 2019, through Thursday, February 20, 2019.

All northbound traffic must exit using Exit 109, Park Road 40. All southbound traffic must exit using Exit 114, Veteran’s Memorial Parkway. This closure is necessary to place beams for the new Veteran’s Memorial Parkway Bridge.

Southbound State Highway 19 traffic will be detoured to State Highway 75 southbound with access to the East Frontage Road of Interstate 45 to remain in place. Message Boards have been placed advising of the closure and detour signs will be placed along the detour routes to alert and guide traffic through the detour.

NEW GENERATING PLANT TO POWER SOUTHEAST TEXAS

The shovels hitting the dirt last Friday morning marked a new chapter for energy across Southeast Texas.  Entergy executives, elected officials and community leaders gathered to celebrate a groundbreaking marking the ceremonial start of construction on the Montgomery County Power Station.

The Montgomery County Power Station is a state-of-the-art, 993-megawatt combined cycle gas turbine plant under construction next to the existing Lewis Creek Power Plant in Willis. The facility will provide a new source of reliable, low-cost and clean energy to meet the growing power demand across Southeast Texas.

The plant is expected to be online by mid-2021.

A LUNCHEON FOLLOWS THE SAM HOUSTON BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

As you may have heard right here, the Texas Independence Day and General Sam Houston Birthday Celebration is scheduled for Saturday, March 2nd at the Oakwood Cemetery at 11 AM with speaker Dr. John Martin Davis.

There is a luncheon that day and reservations are required. The deadline is February 22nd.

Walker County Historical Commission Chairman Tom Rogers explains . . . .

 

TRUMP VERBALLY SPARS WITH CNN’S JIM ACOSTA DURING ROSE GARDEN SPEECH

As you’ve probably heard, Friday in the White House Rose Garden President Trump declared a national emergency in regard to our southern border.

He is doing this to be able to access about $8 billion dollars in additional funds to complete a border wall.

He answered reporters questions, and you could probably easily predict, CNN’s Jim Acosta was there and on the attack . . . .

TEXAS SENATOR JOHN CORNYN COMMENTS ON NEW ATTORNEY GENERAL WILLIAM BARR

William Barr was recently confirmed by the Senate to become President Trump’s Attorney General.

In a speech from the floor of the Senate before the vote occurred, our Senator from Texas John Cornyn, who voted for Barr, felt the bar should be set high for such an office . . . .

William Barr was confirmed as Attorney General by a vote of 54-45.

CONGRESS PASSES BORDER BILL

The House and Senate approved the border bill Thursday.

The president’s signature to the House border security bill allows $1.4 billion for the border project, much less than the $5.7 billion the president requested.

The president’s declaring of a national national emergency will allow his administration to transfer $8 billion from various agencies of the federal government to provide funds for the border project.

MAN ARRESTED IN KNIFE-WIELDING INCIDENT

The Huntsville Item reports that Wednesday 36-year-old Shanga Delonce Jones charged an off-duty officer with a knife at Iron Works Health Club on Highway 75. The report says Jones was threatening people and using obscenities. Support officers arrived and, following a chase, apprehended Jones.

Jones was transported to the County Jail on two counts of aggravated assault against a public servant, one charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, one charge of terroristic threatening and a charge for evading arrest. Bail was set at $136,000.

CHAMBER LOOKING FOR NEW PRESIDENT AS CURRENT CHOICE DEVELOPED HEALTH ISSUES

Huntsville Walker County Chamber of Commerce 2019 Chairman of the Board, Trey Wharton, has informed the Chamber Board of Directors by email that, “Jim O’Callaghan will not be able to fulfill the position of the President for the Chamber of Commerce.” He said,  “I have had several conversations with him over the past two months and based on the information he was given from his physicians on Monday, he does not have a firm time table as to when he might be able to move to Texas full time.”

Chairman Wharton added, in regard to Mr. O’Callaghan, that, “Jim was very appreciative of the board and staff’s understanding over the past two months while he went thru the first round of treatments.  He told me he didn’t feel right putting us ‘on hold’ any longer and was remorseful for the amount of time that had already passed while we waited for him. “

Mr. Wharton also told the Board that, “The Executive Board will meet next Tuesday and will report to the entire Board at the board meeting, as they begin the process of searching for a replacement.”

POLICE NEWS

In Huntsville Police news, on the day shift Wednesday a vehicle was reported stolen in the 2200 block of West Green Briar Drive.

On the night shift Wednesday, in the 2400 block of Avenue I, Melvin Young was arrested on three counts of retaliation and Driving While License Invalid.

At 12:23 AM Thursday, several vehicles were vandalized in the 1300 block of Greenbriar.