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VETERANS DAY

We salute those who have served our country on this Veterans Day.

There will be Veterans Day parades across the country including in Houston and New York City.

CAVENDER’S LAUNCHES NATIONAL CAUSE MARKETING CAMPAIGN TO BENEFIT LONE SURVIVOR FOUNDATION FOR VETERANS DAY

Cavender’s Western Wear is proud to announce its national partnership with Lone Survivor Foundation in support of its mission to lead US veterans and their families on a path to healing from combat trauma by providing no-cost therapeutic services.

Driven by their core values of family, authenticity, quality and hard work, Cavender’s is dedicated to giving back to our veterans. Cavender’s has pledged a minimum donation of $20,000 to the Lone Survivor Foundation. When customers purchase items from Cavender’s and Cavender’s.com today, 2 percent of the purchase price will be donated to Lone Survivor Foundation, up to a total of $30,000.

SHSU PHYSICIANS CLINIC TO OPEN IN CONROE

The Sam Houston State University College of Osteopathic Medicine announces the public opening of SHSU Physicians, a new medical clinic in Conroe offering a range of specialties, with a focus on primary care. The clinic is located at 690 South Loop 336 West suite 200, Conroe,  and will begin seeing patients on Nov. 12.

Located in close proximity to the SHSU College of Osteopathic Medicine’s academic facility currently under construction, the opening of SHSU Physicians marks a new milestone for Montgomery County’s first medical school and one of three universities offering the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree in Texas.

The clinic includes seven faculty physicians practicing family medicine, internal medicine, pulmonology and sleep medicine, osteopathic manipulative medicine and three faculty nurse practitioners and one certified nurse midwife from the SHSU School of Nursing.

SECRETARY OF STATE POMPEO CELEBRATED THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY DESTRUCTION OF THE BERLIN WALL WITH A SPEECH IN GERMANY

Our Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, was in Germany, during the 30th anniversary of the tearing down of the Berlin Wall in 1989—a wall which separated the politically enslaved East Germans from the West.

At the time, he said there was international optimism in the wall coming down, but then the reality eventually set in that there were millions more still enslaved by communism . . . .

HUNTSVILLE HEAD START SEEKS HELP FOR FAMILIES

Head Start is a non-profit child development center that was established in 1965 to offer a variety of programs and services to assist low income individual and families to address specific problems.

Many families in their program are continuing to struggle with day to day needs and celebrating the holidays is not even an option for them. During the holiday seasons they ask the community to think about sharing their blessing with others that have not been so fortunate by purchasing a meal for Thanksgiving or adopting a child/family for Christmas.

If you would like to support a family for Thanksgiving, they have partnered with Patsy in the deli department at Brookshire Brothers and she makes the sponsoring easy. The small meals feed a family of 4 for $35.95 and a large meal feed a family of 6-8 for $69.95. To sponsor a family, you can contact Patsy @ 936-435-1209 or Brenda Thompson @ 936-291-9190 ext. 222.

If you would like to sponsor a family for Christmas, please contact Brenda Thompson @ 936-291-9190 ext. 222 or bthompson@get-cap.org. Their families don’t ask for material things during the Christmas season just some basic items such as toiletries, food or clothing. These phone numbers and a link is on our website in the news story for Head Start.

COMMISSIONERS OKAY FUNDS FOR RADAR

At this week’s Special Session of Walker County Commissioners’ Court, County Purchasing Agent Mike Williford addressed the court regarding the purchase of Stalker Radar Equipment for the Walker County Sheriff’s Office for $23,670 . . . .

Forfeiture funds will be used. It will put radar in all but three vehicles.

Commissioners approved.

CONFETTI USE FOR PHOTOS ON SHSU CAMPUS HARMFUL TO ENVIRONMENT

As the end of the Fall semester approaches, many future Sam Houston State University graduates are beginning to pose for fun photos around our beautiful campus. Recently, confetti-toss photos have soared in popularity as each graduate puts their unique touch on the pictures they snap. But, did you know that those tiny bits of plastic can do more harm than good and ruin some of the most beautiful spots on campus such as the Blatchley Bell Tower and Old Main pit for months? Confetti and glitter are micro plastics that are not biodegradable. These bits of trash are washed down storm drains, ultimately impacting water quality and marine life in the area.

It also causes a strain on the SHSU staff who maintain our beautiful campus.

Throwing confetti and glitter on the ground is not only littering, but harmful to the environment too. Sam Houston State is home to chickens, ducks, squirrels and countless other wildlife. The confetti trash left on the ground is often consumed by wildlife, harming animals on campus.

Environmentally friendly alternatives to confetti or glitter include rose petals, leaves, eco-glitter, bubbles or a Photoshop filter or overlay.