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U-S TO RESUME MILITARY EXERCISES ON KOREAN PENINSULA

Senate Republican leaders held a news conference this week to comment on the issues of the day.  An issue that keeps coming back is North Korea’s failure to make adequate progress on denuclearization.

Chairman of the National Senatorial Republican Committee, Cory Gardener, passed along a recent move by the Trump Administration . . . .

HUNTSVILLE PD REPORTS ON STOLEN CAR CHASE

Huntsville Police Department Lt. Jim Barnes informs us that, “The Huntsville Police Department responded to a report of a stolen vehicle over the weekend that occurred at Bill Fick Ford and found out that there’s actually a ‘Craig’s List Scam’ where people post pictures of cars for sale that are actually on dealership lots and unknown to the dealership or the suspected purchaser.”

Lt. Barnes said, HPD “did some research and were able to determine that there was a vehicle on the lot at Bill Fick Ford that the scammers were trying to sell on Craig’s List illegally to a person in New Mexico . . . .”

As you heard, Lt. Barnes says they “were able to get one suspect in custody, and he’s been charged with auto theft and possession of a controlled substance.” Lt. Barnes also said, “We are still investigating this and hopefully we’ll have more arrests pending.”

NAVASOTA ISD NOW HAS SOME ARMED FACULTY MEMBERS ON CAMPUS

According to a story on the KBTX website, on Monday the Navasota Independent School District started the fall semester with trained armed faculty on the school grounds. They call it the “Guardian Policy.”

The article passes along that the number of armed faculty members has not been released, but those carrying guns have a concealed carry license, had a score of at least 90 on a gun range test, were in a training course for three days and underwent a psychological evaluation.

Also, some of their schools are being remodeled to put in more locks and security cameras at entrances.

GOVERNOR ABBOTT SAYS AGREEMENT WITH MEXICO “A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.”

Governor Greg Abbott said this week, following President Trump’s announcement that a trade agreement had been reached between the United States and Mexico, that the “agreement between the U.S. and Mexico is a step in the right direction.”

The governor said, “Texas is the nation’s top exporting state, and with Mexico being our largest trading partner, this new deal should be good for the Texas economy. Canada is our second largest trade partner, and we remain hopeful that negotiations with Canada will be equally productive.”

COMMISSIONERS CHANGE DRUG & ALCOHOL TESTING SERVICE

At the Commissioners’ Court regular session Monday, commissioners discussed canceling one drug and alcohol testing service and going with another. Commissioners voted to end the contract at it’s expiration date locally with DISA.

Next, they discussed purchasing Randomware software to regulate choosing employees for testing.

County Treasurer Amy Klawinsky addressed commissioners . . . .

Commissioners approved the $320 CD version of the program.

Ms. Klawinsky said Texpress Urgent Care can accomplish several things in one place along with cost-saving involved. . . .

Commissioners approved going with Texpress Urgent Care.

POLICE NEWS

In Huntsville Police news, on the day shift Monday police answered a dispatch to an overdose type call in the 1900 block of Avenue N where a known person had ingested “copious amounts” of prescription medication. At 19th and Sam Houston Avenue, a vehicle hit a pedestrian—the pedestrian refused EMS. Three thefts were investigated—one in the 2200 block of Bobby K Marks, a second in the 400 block of Sunnyside Street and a third in the 2600 block of 11th Street. A forgery case was investigated in the 1900 block of Quality Boulevard. In the 200 block of I-45 South, Alexis Lugo was arrested for attempted sexual assault, possession of a controlled substance, public lewdness, possession of marijuana, DWI and unlawful carrying of a weapon.

On the night shift Monday, a known suspect in the 200 block of FM 980 was reported to have assaulted his daughter.

SAM HOUSTON MEMORIAL MUSEUM 2018 PHOTO CONTEST UNDERWAY

The Sam Houston Memorial Museum always has plenty of professional photographs, depictions and art presented throughout the grounds. However, amateurs will soon have the chance for their work to be put on display next to these historical exhibits.  The 2018 photo contest, which marks the museum’s ninth year to sponsor the event, is now accepting submissions.

There are no residency requirements to enter the contest, and it is open to anyone who is a non-professional photographer.

The complete list of contest rules and application forms can be picked up at the Main Museum or downloaded directly from the website at samhoustonmemorialmuseum.com.