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KSAM News

UPDATE ON BODY FOUND IN FIELD OFF CALVARY ROAD IN WILLIS

The body of a missing female was discovered Thursday afternoon in a field off CalvaryRoad in Willis.  On June 6, deputies with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office were notified by family that Candace Nash was missing. The Nash family advised law enforcement officers that Candace had left voicemail messages with family and friends advising she was going to die and that she believed someone was after her. Detectives immediately began an investigation and attempted to locate her.

On June 13, deputies with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a body found in a field near the 11800 block of Calvary Road in Willis. Officers and detectives responded to the scene and found the body of a deceased female in a field. The cause and circumstances surrounding the death is currently being investigated. Friday afternoon, the Courier reported the body found “is that of 35-year-old Candace Nash.” Judge Mack responded to the scene along with the Montgomery County Forensics Services and ordered an autopsy and further investigation.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office at 936-760-5800 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-392-STOP (7867)

COMMISSIONERS’ COURT SPECIAL SESSION THIS AFTERNOON

The Walker County Commissioner’s Court will meet in a special session this afternoon at 1:30. Commissioners will have a lengthy statutory agenda, including discussion of accepting additional funding for the 2016 Homeland Security Grant Program in the amount of $36,400 dollars, a look into action concerning the County’s Personnel Policy Manual and discussion on action on unallocated funds.

Monday’s Commissioner’s Court is open to the public in Room 104 of the courthouse.

FBI DIRECTOR AND JUSTICE DEPARTMENT IG TESTIFY TO SENATE COMMITTEE TODAY

Today, FBI Director Christopher Wray and Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz have been set to testify to the Senate Judiciary Committee on the IG’s report on the FBI’s investigation of issues related to Hillary Clinton’s email server. The IG’s report last week criticized actions of former FBI Director James Comey and focused on five other FBI employees for possible disciplinary action.

CITY MANAGER ARON KULHAVY DISCUSSES TRAFFIC ISSUES

With the presence of Sam Houston State University and two state highways traversing through the center of town, traffic congestion is a major problem in Huntsville and growing worse each year. Newly appointed City Manager Aron Kulhavy said transportation is a problem being tackled by the city fathers.

 

Once completed, Kulhavey says it will give the city a better handle on a solid direction the city needs to steer toward.

NEW WAVERLY MAN INDICTED FOR AGGRAVATED ASSAULT ON A PUBLIC SERVANT

The Courier reports that Thursday a 28-year-old New Waverly man, Raymond Cole Lynch, was indicted for aggravated assault on a public servant. Lynch was arrested in March after an arrest warrant had been issued and an effort was made to locate him.

An officer’s body camera showed Lynch’s face during a confrontation with an officer on March on I-45.

The report says Grant Stevens, Lynch’s attorney, filed a motion in April that suggests incompetency regarding Lynch. It also includes a request for reevaluation of Lynch’s mental condition.

WILLIS ISD SUPERINTENDENT HARKRIDER IS REGION 6 SUPERINTENDENT OF YEAR

Region 6 Education Service Center has recognized Willis ISD Superintendent Tim Harkrider as Region 6 Superintendent of the Year. The Superintendent of the Year program is sponsored by the Texas Association of School Boards. Willis ISD is part of Region 6, which includes 65 school districts covering 18 counties. Mr. Harkrider will now vie for State Superintendent of the Year with other regional winners. The statewide winner will be announced in September at the TASA/TASB conference for school administrators.

FRIENDS OF HUNTSVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY CONDUCTING MEMBERSHIP DRIVE

The Friends of the Huntsville Public Library is conducting a summer membership drive to help fund future programs for children and adults as well as other support areas for the local library. Nancy Franklin gives us the details

Franklin said you can pay online at “my huntsville library dot com”, by check payable to HPL Inc 1219 13th Street or in person at the library. All donations are tax deductible.

Walker County Commissioners Meet In Special Session Today

The Walker County Commissioner’s Court will meet in a special session Monday at 1:30. Commissioners will have a lengthy statutory agenda, including discussion of accepting additional funding for the 2016 Homeland Security Grant Program in the amount of $36,400 dollars, look into action concerning the County’s Personnel Policy Manual, and discuss action on unallocated funds, within department budget of approximately $14,500 dollars from open position from October-2017 to February-2018.

Monday’s Commissioner’s Court is open to the public in Room 104 of the courthouse.

New Art Complex Groundbreaking This Morning

SHSU’s Groundbreaking Ceremony for the new Art Complex is scheduled for Monday, at 10 am at the building site located on Bobby K Marks Drive just north of the East Plant and across the street from the University Theatre Center

The building is scheduled for completion in Fall 2019 and be home for all of the Visual Arts Programs including faculty offices, gallery, and classrooms and studios for painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, graphic design, animation, ceramics, sculpture, WASH, art education, and art history. The new 4-story building will be 71,500 square feet. Due to the sloping topography of the site, there will be a ground level entrance on level 1, facing the intramural fields, and a main entry on level 2, at ground level facing the street. The site landscape around the building will form an entry sculpture courtyard on the southwest side that addresses the main campus and visitors entry, a gallery garden on the northwest side, working courtyards for sculpture and the WASH program on the northeast side, and ceramics on the southeast side.