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KSAM News

HOSPITAL DISTRICT BOARD OF MANAGERS MEETS TODAY AT 1 PM

The Board of Managers of the Walker County Hospital District will hold a special meeting open to the public today beginning at 1 PM at the Walker County Hospital District office at 1300 11th Street, Suite #515, in Huntsville.

The Board will review and select from proposals a commercial appraiser to provide business analysis of Huntsville Memorial Hospital and to complete valuation of real estate and buildings of Huntsville Memorial Hospital.

The Board will also review a proposal to retain a Financial Analyst to complete an operating cost analysis forecast going forward for the Walker County Hospital District as it relates to the Walker County Hospital Corporation doing business as Huntsville Memorial Hospital.

BETO O’ROURKE IS RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT

Democrat Beto O’Rourke has announced he is running for president. The former Democratic candidate for Senator from Texas made the announcement in a video early this morning.

O’Rourke recently lost to Ted Cruz in his bid for Texas Senator by a little over 200,000 votes from eight million cast overall.

FAA TEMPORARILY GROUNDS 737 MAX AIRCRAFT IN U-S

The FAA is ordering the temporary grounding of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft operated by U.S. airlines or in U.S. territory. The agency made this decision as a result of the data gathering process and new evidence collected at the site of the recent crash and analyzed Wednesday. This evidence, together with newly refined satellite data available to FAA Wednesday morning, led to this decision.

The grounding will remain in effect pending further investigation, including examination of information from the aircraft’s flight data recorders and cockpit voice recorders. An FAA team is in Ethiopia assisting the NTSB as parties to the investigation of the Flight 302 accident. The agency will continue to investigate.

HOUSE EDUCATION AND LABOR COMMITTEE MEETS TO HEAR ISSUES ON THE COST ISSUES CONNECTED WITH A COLLEGE EDUCATION

There was a hearing held in Washington Wednesday by the House Education and Labor Committee on the costs of a college education.

The general consensus is that American universities are on the whole top notch, but student financial issues abound.

President of The Institute of College Access and Success in Washington, D.C., James Kvaal, among others on the panel, painted a not-so-rosey picture . . . .

“BRIDEZILLAS!” COMEDIC OPERAS COMING TO SHSU

Sam Houston State University Opera introduces a not-so-ordinary night of wedded bliss with “Bridezillas!” at the Gaertner Performing Arts Center on March 22-23 at 7:30 p.m.

“Bridezillas!” consists of two comedic, one-act operas that some may consider as a far departure from traditional opera.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit http://www.shsu.edu/boxoffice or call (936) 294-2339.

MAJOR COLLEGE ADMISSIONS SCANDAL EXPOSED TUESDAY

In Boston Tuesday U-S Attorney for the District of Massachusetts, Andrew Lelling, told reporters at a press conference that he and his colleagues were there that day “to announce charges in the largest college admissions scam ever prosecuted by the Department of Justice–” Operation Varsity Blue . . . .”

According to reports, in order to assure their children’s admission, parents forked over anywhere from $200,000 to $6.5 million. The central company involved with the bribes was admissions consulting company Edge College & Career Network in Newport Beach, California whose founder is William Singer.

POLICE NEWS

In Huntsville Police news, on the day shift Friday two residential burglaries were reported—one in the 100 block of Hidden Valley Drive and the other in the 200 block of Normal Park Drive.

On the night shift Friday, a theft was reported in the 500 block of FM 2821. In the 400 block of Brunch, Rickey Riles was arrested for assault in family violence in impeding breath. In the 300 block of U-S 190, Edgar Mendoza was arrested for a robbery warrant. In the 1500 block of 11th Street, Juan Olvera was arrested for DWI 3rd or more.

On the day shift Saturday, on Howard Circle a known suspect possibly caused injury to a child.

On the night shift Saturday, two known suspects assaulted each other in the 2200 block of Sam Houston.

On the day shift Sunday, in the 3000 block of State Highway 30 Elvis Levige was arrested for injury to a child.

On the day shift Monday, in a case of aggravated assault known suspects fired rounds at a victim in the 1300 block of 19 ½ Street. Police investigated an assault case in the 2200 block of Hill Street where a known suspect hit another person. In a Welfare type call, police were dispatched to 110 Memorial Hospital Drive regarding three known suspects who had committed a home invasion. Three thefts were reported—one in the 100 block of MLK, a second in the 200 block of Brunch Avenue and in the 100 block of I-45 North where a known suspect stole money.