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KSAM News

PURCHASE OF CAMERAS WERE APPROVED FOR DPS OFFICERS BY COMMISSIONERS MONDAY

At Commissioners’ regular court session Monday, Precinct #1 Justice of the Peace Judge Fisher addressed the court on the purchase of nine cameras from the J-P Technology Fund for $1,881 to be issued and assigned to the DPS patrol vehicles for photographing accident and crime scenes . . . .

Necessary accessories were suggested, and the purchase was approved not to exceed $3,000.

JOHN STEVEN GARDNER TO BE EXECUTED

At the Huntsville Unit tomorrow, John Steven Gardner is scheduled to be executed. In 2005, Gardner went into the residence of his estranged wife’s home in Collin County, and during an altercation with her, shot her in the head. She was life-flighted to Parkland Hospital in Dallas where she eventually died.

SHSU PRESIDENT HOYT COMMENTS ON CURRENT FINANCES AT SHSU

On out public affairs program with SHSU president Dr. Dana Hoyt as our guest this weekend, we looked at a number of programs and activities SHSU has underway.

We asked her about the status of the finances at SHSU. We asked her, “Does the university have the money to accomplish it’s goals?” . . . .

FAMILY SEARCH WORKSHOP

The Huntsville Public Library is pleased to announce an opportunity for genealogy enthusiasts and newcomers alike to meet with experienced and qualified genealogical researchers from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. One-hour sessions will be offered weekly on Thursdays. Sessions will be held from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Attendance will be limited to no more than four researchers. The small group will allow each participant to receive individual attention. Sign-up is not required. This program is for adults 17 and older.

GOVERNOR ABBOTT PROCLAIMS JANUARY HUMAN TRAFFICKING PREVENTION MONTH

Governor Abbott has proclaimed this month as Human Trafficking Prevention Month in Texas. In addition to issuing this proclamation, Governor Abbott encouraged all Texans to learn more about the risks and indicators of human trafficking and to do their part to help end these horrific crimes.

The Governor’s Child Sex Trafficking Team (CSTT) is working to build sustainable capacity, enhance expertise, promote policies, and create new and leverage existing collaborations to end these crimes and help its young victims. In the past three months, CSTT has awarded over $26 million to programs that prevent child exploitation, identify and serve victims and investigate and prosecute exploiters.

STORM OVER THE WEEKEND

That storm that came through our area Friday night cut a wide swath through Southeast Texas, leaving blown over trees and power outages.

According to the Courier, Entergy recorded around 19,000 customers were without power by six Saturday morning. It was down to 7,000 customers lacking power by 10 AM Saturday.

Entergy also reported the areas hit hardest were “Grimes, Walker, Montgomery and Hardin counties.”

COMMISSIONERS MEET THIS MORNING

Walker County Commissioners will meet for a Regular Session this morning at nine at the courthouse.

This morning’s “Statutory Agenda” includes Precinct #1 Justice of the Peace Fisher’s discussion and possible action on the purchase of nine cameras from the JP Technology Fund for $1,881 to be issued and assigned to the DPS patrol vehicles for photographing accident and crime scenes. On the same agenda, Walker County Emergency Management Coordinator Butch Davis will talk about possible action on an Emergency Disaster Response Agreement with Garner Environmental Services and discuss action on the purchase of food for Government Classes to be held January 27th – 30th at the Storm Shelter—not to exceed $150 from budgeted funds.

County Purchasing Agent Mike Williford will discuss purchasing a Cutter for $19,000 to be paid from budgeted funds.

County Judge Pierce will talk about an authorization to issue requests for proposals and requests for statements of qualifications for services related to the 2020 Transportation Infrastructure Program funded by the Texas Department of Transportation.