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KSAM News

EARLY VOTING AHEAD

Early Voting will be held at the Walker County Annex located at 1301 Sam Houston Avenue, Room 101, beginning Monday, October 21st thru Friday, November 1st, 8am – 5pm, Monday-Friday. It is important to note that there will be two extended voting days on Tuesday, October 22nd, and Tuesday, October 29th of early voting where the polls will be open from 7:00 am – 7:00 pm.

COUNCILMEMBER DAVIDHIZAR COMMENTS ON ANNEXATION

At the October 1st regular Huntsville City Council session, councilmembers passed an annexation agreement which annexed over 12 square miles of property surrounding Huntsville.

In our newsroom this week for our Around Town program, we asked Councilmember Paul Davidhizar about what was the reasoning behind it . . . .

SHSU HOMECOMING ACTIVITIES

There are several events ahead for SHSU’s Homecoming. There is the Distinguished Alumni Gala, a dinner and award ceremony at the Lowman Student Center 6:00 to 9:00 tonight.

Saturday, 9 AM to 11 AM, there is an Alumni Coffee with pastries and live jazz at the new John R. Ragsdale Alumni Center.

Also, Saturday there is an Alumni Association Homecoming Tailgate at 12 Noon at Bearkat Alley.

Saturday at 8 PM the Black Alumni and Friends Homecoming Reception will be held at the Lowman Student Center.

SHSU STUDENT MONEY MANAGEMENT CENTER OFFERS STUDENTS ADVICE

Financial stability can seem unattainable for many college students with textbooks, tuition and student loans consuming all of their funds, but the award-winning SHSU Student Money Management Center is here to help students overcome these financial hurdles. For the past three years, LendEdu ranked the SHSU Student Money Management Center among the Top Ten Collegiate Financial Literacy Programs in the United States.

The Student Money Management Center, located in the Student Affairs Annex, is a financial outreach and educational program administered by the Division of Enrollment Management that aims to empower students to achieve financial independence. They offer assistance through personal consultations, workshops and presentations that work to foster financial literacy and personal success.

Personal consultations are private, confidential sessions where students are able to discuss their financial questions and concerns to get a financial plan tailored to them and their specific needs.

The Student Money Management Center is open to walk-ins from 9-11 a.m. and 1:30-3:30 p.m. from Monday to Friday.

BURN BAN LIFTED

Walker County Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator Sherri Pegoda has informed us that County Judge Danny Pierce lifted the Burn Ban for the County yesterday at noon.

BRITAIN & EUROPEAN UNION AGREE ON BREXIT

Word is, according to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Britain and the European Union have arrived at a deal on Brexit.

The prime minister tweeted: “Now Parliament should get Brexit done on Saturday so we can move on to other priorities like the cost of living, the NHS (National Health Service), violent crime and our environment.”

COUNCILMEMBERS MOVE FORWARD ON APPROVING FM 2821 AND ROSENWALL INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENTS

At this week’s regular session of the Huntsville City Council, councilmembers discussed agreements related to intersection improvements at FM 2821 and Rosenwall Road. They approved allowing the City Manager to enter into an Advance Funding Agreement with TxDOT for the intersection improvements. This is for the area in front of the upcoming new home of Huntsville Police & Fire.

Councilmember Dee Mullins asked City Engineer Ram Ramachandra to define what an advance funding agreement was . . . .

Councilmembers also approved allowing the City Manager to enter into an agreement with KSA Engineering for engineering design services for the project. Again, City Engineer Ram Ramachandra explains . . . .