In Commissioners’ Court Monday, Tax Assessor-Collector Diana McRae presented recent local option petition results to commissioners . . . .
At Monday morning’s Special Session of Walker County Commissioners’ Court, Emergency Management Coordinator Butch Davis informed commissioners that his department has “two agreements with Huntsville ISD . . . .”
Commissioners approved the agreement.
Speaking at the Hudson Institute Friday, Director for National Intelligence Dan Coats said that in the cyber world in the United States, “The lights are blinking red . . . .”
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.
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 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 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.
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.”
Despite an earlier controversial interview with British newspaper, The Sun, where Trump registered some trepidation over British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit negotiations with the EU, the president expressed in England Friday a more favorable view toward future trade with England . . . .
The House Oversight and Judiciary Committees held a joint session Thursday looking into the actions of FBI Agent Peter Strzok in regard to the Clinton E-mail investigation and the Russia probe.
It was basically a three ring circus. In ring number one–purposeful disruptions from Democrats during questioning of Peter Strzok . . . .
In ring number two—a pat answer often used from FBI agent Peter Strzok. He should have had it handy on tape . . . .
Often, however, when Agent Strzok did answer questions, he denied any bias toward President Trump in regard to the legal issues he was in charge of.
And, in ring number three–a search for the truth. Committee members like South Carolina Congressman Trey Gowdy with tough incriminating questions and rhetoric . . . .
Strzok was threatened with contempt for refusing to answer Russia probe questions.