CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

Walker County Emergency Management reports as of noon Wednesday that among regular residents in the county there were 523 active cases of coronavirus with 308 recovered. There is one more COVID related death reported which brings the number of deceased among regular county residents to 4. Please note that there are 58 new community cases…read more »

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HUNTSVILLE ISD BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Huntsville ISD Board of Trustees will meet for a regular meeting at 6 tonight at the Hawkins Administration Building. Because of the COVID Pandemic, the meeting will be open to the public to attend physically at up to 25% occupancy—44 occupants. If the 25% is exceeded, the meeting will be live-streamed. Tonight’s “Consent Agenda”…read more »

SHSU OFFERING BLENDED FORMAT FOR THEIR FACE-TO-FACE CLASSES

According to information posted on the SHSU website, restarting SHSU in the midst of COVID-19 will require everyone to come together to help protect their Bearkat community. Reducing student density on campus every day — along with wearing facial coverings and washing hands frequently — can help stop the spread of COVID-19 while enjoying the benefits…read more »

CRASHES TAKE TOLL ON MOTORCYCLISTS

On average, one motorcyclist dies every day on Texas roads, and transportation officials are urging Texans to exercise caution and limit distractions while on the road, as traffic increases during the summer months. The Texas Department of Transportation’s annual “Share the Road: Look Twice for Motorcycles” campaign, which begins this month, aims to alert drivers…read more »

CONGRESSIONAL PIG BOOK IS RELEASED

The Congressional Pig Book is Citizen Against Government Waste’s annual collection of pork-barrel projects in the federal budget. Tom Schatz, the group’s president, recently talked about major earmarks in the book for 2020 . . . .read more »

DEMOCRATIC RUNOFF RESULTS

In Walker County, in regard to the Unofficial Returns of the 2020 Democratic Runoff: For U-S Senator, Royce West garnered 542 votes and Mary “MJ” Hegar 483 votes. For Railroad Commissioner, Chrysta Castaneda picked up 676 votes and Roberto R. “Beto” Alonzo had 342 votes. Walker County Elections Manager Julie Cooper informs us that, “Included…read more »

THE TSU BOARD OF REGENTS CONFIRMS DR. ALISA WHITE AS PRESIDENT OF SHSU

The Board of Regents of the Texas State University System unanimously confirmed Alisa White, Ph.D., as president of Sam Houston State University during a special called meeting today. Dr. White will officially assume the presidency Aug. 10. Dr. White, a Texas native, has served as president of Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee, since…read more »