Following fatal crashes of Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft in October 2018 and March 2019, aviation authorities in various parts of the world grounded the aircraft.
FAA officials testified before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Aviation Wednesday. Acting Administrator for the FAA, Dan Elwell, filled congressional members in on what was underway regarding the Max 8 . . . .
Two Sam Houston State University seniors, Ibeth Caceres and Kendra Ireland will present their independent research in front of an international audience at the Second World Congress On Undergraduate Research at the University of Oldenburg in Germany, May 23-25.
Caceres and Ireland were granted this incredible opportunity thanks to the funding and support of SHSU’s Center for Enhancing Undergraduate Research Experiences and Creative Activities (EURECA), which works to cultivate and develop faculty-mentored, discipline-specific inquiry among undergraduate students.
In a security alert on their website early this morning, the State Department has ordered all non-emergency personnel at the U-S Embassy and Consulate in Iraq to exit the country because of rising tensions between the United States and Iran.
American officials reported last week that “credible threats” from Iran against U-S citizens were detected. An advisement against traveling to the region followed.
One of the big events of the year is coming up this weekend in Huntsville —the General Sam Houston Folk Festival.
Director of the Sam Houston Memorial Museum, Mac Woodward, tells us more . . . .
We checked in with our State Representative Ernest Bailes on Tuesday. The legislature will still be underway for a couple of weeks.
Among several bills that were passed by the House and head for the Texas Senate that he talked us about, included . . . .
SECRETARY POMPEO DISCUSSES INTERNATIONAL ISSUES WITH RUSSIA’S MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS SERGEY LAVROV
A discussion with Russia, not one about collusion, but a dialogue in search of mutual understanding and agreement got underway in Sochi, Russia Tuesday.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reached out to improve relations with Russia to their Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov . . . .
Secretary Pompeo and Minister Lavrov also talked about issues regarding Syria, North Korea, Venezuela, the Ukraine, Iran and arms control.
Disaster relief for various areas of the country is a serious matter. U-S Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell made that clear to reporters at a press conference in Washington Tuesday . . . .
The House approved a supplemental disaster relief package for $17.2 billion on Friday with a 257-150 vote.
Residential yard waste collection service is provided two to three times per month in Huntsville–the 1st, 3rd and 5th Wednesday of each month. It’s automatic, and there is no call-in required. Yard waste is classified as leaves, grass, pine needles, yard clippings and small brush (green waste). The total number of bagged, canned or bundled yard waste is limited to twelve (12) per household per collection day. All yard waste materials must be placed within 2 feet of the street’s edge no later than 6:00 AM on the morning of the scheduled pick-up.
ATTORNEY GENERAL BARR APPOINTS U-S ATTORNEY IN CONNECTICUT TO INVESTIGATE ORIGINS OF RUSSIA INVESTIGATION
Fox News reports that Attorney General William Barr has appointed the U-S attorney in Connecticut, John Durham, to look at the origins of the Russia investigation and determine if efforts at intelligence collection which targeted the presidential campaign of Donald Trump were “lawful and appropriate.”
Sources told the network that Barr has also assigned other Department of Justice personnel to the investigation.
The election system in Walker County has been updated with the latest state of the art equipment.
Several opportunities are being afforded local citizens to see how the system operates.
County Tax-Assessor Collector Diana McRae fills us in . . . .