In Huntsville Police news, on the day shift Tuesday a theft report shows a possibly known suspect stole a firearm. In the 1200 block of El Road, Broderick Davison was arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon with serious bodily injury in family violence.
On Tuesday’s night shift, Dorian Harrison was arrested in the 1400 block of 10th Street for multiple city warrants and a warrant from the Montgomery County Sheriffs Office. In the 2200 block of Bobby K Marks Drive, a known suspect was reported to have threatened someone. Later, in the 2200 block of Bobby K Marks, Melvin Young was arrested for possession of a controlled substance.
Negotiations for a new immigration bill are underway in Washington.
During a GOP leadership press conference, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan comments on the road ahead to new legislation . . . .
The City of Huntsville is requesting your input. The City has been holding a series of public meetings seeking feedback on the City’s brand. Even if you haven’t been able to attend one, you can still participate by completing an electronic questionnaire. Fill in “Let your voice be heard!” on the City’s website search engine, and it will lead you to this story and links. It is brief, easy to complete and will help the City on this project. If you would prefer to have a questionnaire mailed or emailed to you, let them know at CitySecretary@HuntsvilleTX.gov or 936-291-5403.
The next opportunity to share your ideas in person will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, February 27, at City Hall (1212 Avenue M). The meeting will involve a presentation, open discussion, and the questionnaire, giving participants a chance to share their thoughts. The public is invited to attend.
Governor Greg Abbott this week joined local leaders in Rockport and Houston, Texas to announce the availability of new funding for hazard mitigation projects along the Gulf Coast following the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. This allocation of funding from FEMA will provide an estimated $1 billion for hazard and flood mitigation projects designed to both help Texas rebuild and reduce the risk of future damage from flooding and Hurricanes. The hazard mitigation funding will be operated by the Texas Division of Emergency Management, and cities and counties can now submit applications for projects.
The new hazard mitigation funds can be used in a number of ways, including:
- Buyouts and elevations of flood prone properties
- Drainage and reservoir projects that eliminate future flooding
- Projects to lessen the frequency or severity of flooding
- Flood risk reduction projects (dams, retention basins, levees, floodwalls)
- Large-scale channeling of waterways
EarlyAct FirstKnight is a daily program for elementary and middle school students that develops excellent character during their most formative years. Created by psychologist and former naval officer Randall Parr, it is offered to qualified schools through sponsorship of participating Rotary Clubs and their community partners.
There is an ongoing effort to get the program underway here. It costs money, but it improves behavior and classroom performance.
Rotarian Marjolein Lemmon fills us in about the upcoming Winequest fundraiser . . . .
You may also contact Marjolein for tickets at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2018 SHSU Bearkat Baseball season gets underway Friday, February 16th with the Bearkats taking on Kent State at Don Sanders Baseball Stadium.
Coach Matt Deggs has been getting the Bearkats prepared for another year of winning . . . .
Tuesday, the Senate Intelligence Committee had a hearing on world-wide threats. In attendance, were all intelligence agency heads.
Many threats face the U-S—terrorism, drug trafficking, cyberintrusion and financial issues.
North Korea, of course, has grown into a major one. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats addressed the committee . . . .
Tuesday, the Huntsville High School Boys basketball team won the District 20-5A championship. They did it by overpowering Willis 80-63 at Paul Bohan Gymnasium.
Governor Greg Abbott has announced the Texas Governor’s Commission for Women is now accepting nominations for the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame. Nominations are open to any native or current residents of Texas, living or deceased, who have made significant contributions to the State of Texas.
Organized by the Texas Governor’s Commission for Women, the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame includes former First Ladies, astronauts, entrepreneurs and Olympic athletes. A permanent exhibit is housed at Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas.
Nominations must be submitted by Friday, April 27, 2018 at 5:00 P.M.
Coinciding with Black History Month, Sam Houston State University will host the Africa World Documentary Film Festival to promote the experiences and culture of the people of Africa, in a Pan-African context, Feb. 15-16.
This international festival will feature documentaries by filmmakers that focus on the African world and will offer extraordinary opportunities for audience engagement and learning. Some of the major subjects covered in these documentary films are culture, environment, history, gender, religion, race, as well as human rights issues.
The first film “Desert Wounds,” by Israeli director Nili Dotan, tells the story of Christian African Women from Sudan and Eritrea who fled persecution at the hand of Muslims in their countries and are seeking asylum in Israel. The film follows their attempt to build a new life over a period of 5 years, while living under constant threat of deportation. This film screening will take place on Feb. 15 at 5:30 p.m. in the Lowman Student Center theater, and a Q&A session with Dotan will follow.
“When Paul Came Over the Sea” by German filmmaker Jakob Preuss will be shown on Feb. 16 at noon in the Dan Rather Communications Building, room 125. It tells the story of Paul, a Cameroon refugee, and his dangerous voyage across Europe and the strong friendships he forms while in the midst of political and mental turmoil.
Both films will be narrated in English. Admission is free and open to the public.
T-shirts and door prizes will be offered on a first-come, first-serve basis for the Feb. 15 event.