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PRESIDENT TRUMP COMMENTS ON SUCCESS OF HELSINKI SUMMIT

Russian President Vladimir Putin felt discussions in the summit in Helsinki Monday brought about better understanding between the U-S and Russia.

President Trump, during a news conference following their meeting in Finland, did also . . . .

The president has received much criticism from Democrats and Republicans that he did not “stand up” to Putin in regard to Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election.

TRUMP & PUTIN IN HELSINKI FOR SUMMIT

President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin are in Helsinki, Finland today for a major summit.

A number of issues are on the agenda: Russia’s meddling with our elections, their takeover of Crimea from Ukraine, Syria, arms control and sanctions.

This is the first official summit between a U-S president and Russian leader since 2010.

COMMISSIONERS’ COURT MEETS

Walker County Commissioners’ Court meets this morning at nine for a Special Session.

Walker County Emergency Management Coordinator Butch Davis will discuss a Disaster Recovery Block Grant. Mr. Davis will also t talk about an interlocal agreement between the County and Port Arthur, Goves, Port Neches and Nederland for short-term sheltering during an evacuation.

Tax Assessor-Collector Diana McCrae will present petition results for a local option election for Justice of the Peace Precinct to legalize.

County Purchasing Agent MikeWilliford will talk about possible action to issue Requests for Proposal and Qualifications for services related to Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery funds as administered by the General Land Office.

Planning and Development Director Andy Isbell will discuss taking action on a utility placement application for Breviloba on a cemetery access road for Cotton Creek Cemetery Road in Precinct #2.

Commissioner Daugette will talk about using the 17-18 Contingency Fund and the 17-18 Technology Fund to fund purchases of 22 supplemental requests submitted for consideration in the 18-19 Fiscal Year budget. County Judge Danny Pierce will discuss action on approving payment of missing receipts for expenses incurred by the First Assistant District Attorney, and reimbursement of the expenses to the employee.

Commissioners will also hold a Budget Workshop.

TxDOT OPEN HOUSE & HEARING AHEAD

TxDOT is holding an Open House and Public Hearing Thursday August 9th at the Walker County Storm Shelter. The Open House will be from 4:30 to 6:00 PM. The Public Hearing will be at 6:00 PM.

The purpose of the public hearing is to gather public input on the proposed  widening of I-45 in Walker County, Texas.  Displays for two proposed segments, Segments 2A and 2B, in central Walker County will be available for viewing during an open house period so the public may come and go at their convenience, followed by a formal presentation and public hearing for Segment 2A. Comments must be received on or before Aug. 24, 2018, to be a part of the official public hearing record.

There are two proposed segments within the Central Walker County Project that are currently being studied by TxDOT.

Segment 2A is a proposed 4.4 mile long project in the city limits of Huntsville from 0.3 miles north of SH 19 to 0.9 miles north of SH 30.  It would widen IH 45 from four to six lanes.

Segment 2B is a proposed 4.7 mile long project in the city limits of Huntsville from SH 30 To 0.7 miles south of FM 1696.  It would widen I-45 from four to six lanes.

FIREHOUSE SUBS RAISES FUNDS FOR HFD AND THE HEARTS MUSEUM

Firehouse Subs in Huntsville through their generous customers has been raising money for equipment for the Huntsville Fire Department and the HEARTS Veterans Museum.

Nancy Nixon with Firehouse Subs tells us more . . . .

 

Our hats off to their dedication to the community. Learn how to win an emergency kit at Firehouse Subs.

ARMY MOVES ARMY FUTURES COMMAND

The Army is moving it’s AFC, or Army Futures Command, to Texas.

Friday, U-S Army Secretary Mark Esper made the announcement from the Department of Defense briefing room . . . .

Secretary Esper said, “The Army chose Austin as a location for the FC headquarters because it not only possessed the talent, the entrepreneurial spirit and access to key partners we are seeking, but also because it offers the quality of life our people desire and a cost-of-living they afford.”