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CONGRESSMAN BRADY, AND LARRY KUDLOW, COMMENT ON JOBS AND ECONOMY

If you haven’t heard, the U.S. Department of Labor reported that the economy added 223,000 jobs in May and the unemployment rate was 3.8 percent.

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady said,This is a good report that reflects Republicans’ goals for tax reform: more jobs and higher wages. In addition to solid jobs gains, the big boost to investment in the first quarter of 2018 should lead to higher productivity – meaning even bigger paychecks for our workers in the future.”

Friday, reporters ganged up on Chair of the Council on Economic Advisers Kevin Hassett and White House National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow on the president stepping out of protocol in a tweet about the May Labor report before its official release. The president, however, had released no numbers.

Larry Kudlow informed reporters on what the really important thing was . . . .

 

 

CITIZENS ARE A PART OF CRIME PREVENTION IN OUR AREA

Our guest on our “Around Town” public affairs program over the weekend was Huntsville PD Lt. Jim Barnes.

Local citizens also play a role in fighting crime in our area. Among the many questions we asked him about policing the City of Huntsville was, “Do reports called in to the police department from citizens who see suspicious activity help out the police department?” . . . .

CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE ORIENTATION SESSION BEGINS JUNE 11TH

If you’re considering a run for City Council or not considering it but curious about the process, mark your calendar for upcoming City Council candidate orientation sessions set for June 11 at 10 a.m., June 26 at 5:15 p.m., or July 18 at 12:15 p.m.

Candidate packets for the 2018 City of Huntsville General Election are already available at the office of the City Secretary at City Hall, 1212 Avenue M, or on the City web site at HuntsvilleTX.gov/Elections or HuntsvilleTX.gov/Elecciones. The City Council seats for the four At-Large Councilmember positions will be on the November 6, 2018 general election ballot. Filing for the positions will be from July 21, 2018 to August 20, 2018, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, in the office of the City Secretary (City Hall, 1212 Avenue M). The City of Huntsville application fee is one dollar in cash, per City Charter mandate.

For more information, email CitySecretary@huntsvilletx.gov, call 936-291-5403, or visit the City’s Elections page at HuntsvilleTX.gov/Elections or HuntsvilleTX.gov/Elecciones.

SENATOR CORNYN MOVING FORWARD ON HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS ISSUES & INFORMATION

At the start of hurricane season, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) launched a page on his website where Texans will be able to access resources and information associated with hurricane preparedness and disaster aid.

Last month, Senator Cornyn introduced the Coastal Texas Protection Act, a provision of which has been included in the America’s Water Infrastructure Act.  Sen. Cornyn’s provision would direct the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to expedite the completion of the Coastal Texas Study, and provides a critical exception for the project under the Coastal Barrier Resources Act (CBRA).  Currently, the CBRA restricts the expenditure of federal funds associated with coastal barriers to avoid encouraging development of such barriers.  Without this exception, the Coastal Texas Study could face significant delays.

This legislation builds upon Sen. Cornyn’s COAST Act, a major portion of which was signed into law in 2016 as a part of the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act. To avoid unnecessary duplication, the provision required the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to take into consideration studies already developed by the Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District (GCCPRD) while completing its Coastal Texas Protection & Restoration Study.

CITY FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETS

The Huntsville City Council Finance Committee will meet tomorrow morning at 8:30 in the City Council Conference Room.

The Finance Committee will hear presentations, discuss and may consider recommendations to the City Council on the approval of minutes for their May 1st meeting and Budget Amendments.

CHAMBER SMALL BUSINESS BREAKFAST JUNE 14TH

The next Small Business Breakfast of the Huntsville-Walker County Chamber of Commerce, sponsored by DCB Writer’s Consultantwill take place on Thursday, June 14th and will be held at the Farmhouse Café located at 1004 14th Street in the Midway Plaza. 

Doors OPEN at 7:30 a.m., program begins at 8:00 a.m.

Cost is only $8 for Chamber Members and $10 for potential members. It’s payable at the door. 

PRESIDENT VISITS WITH FAMILIES OF VICTIMS OF SANTA FE HIGH SCHOOL SHOOTINGS

Thursday, President Trump met with family members of the victims and survivors of the shooting at Santa Fe High School during a visit to Houston. The families had been bused to Ellington Airport for the meeting.

The president hugged survivors and talked with them. He was joined by Governor Greg Abbott. President Trump wanted to hear about possible solutions to prevent future shootings.

HUNTSVILLE WOMAN KILLED IN VEHICLE ACCIDENT

The Huntsville Item reports that Wednesday morning 65-year-old Peggy Hartley of Huntsville was killed from injuries she received in a two-vehicle accident in the northwestern part of Walker County.

The accident happened at the intersection of State Highway 19 and Morris Lane.

Ms. Hartley was taken to Huntsville Memorial Hospital but died about an hour following the accident. The driver of the other vehicle, a 33-year-old man from Huntsville, was also transported to Huntsville Memorial but did not have life-threatening injuries.