CONGRESSMAN BRADY MET WITH CONSTITUENTS TUESDAY THROUGH A CHAMBER ZOOM PRESENTATION

Our 8th District Congressman Kevin Brady talked with local citizens over Zoom on the internet Tuesday afternoon, well-hosted by Huntsville Chamber CEO Ray Hernandez. Congressman Brady covered a number of issues of concern to area residents like the COVID situation in the state as compared to the rest of the country, the great need for…read more »

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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 »

SENATOR JOHN KENNEDY PASSES ALONG A LITTLE PEP TALK FOR AMERICANS

On Tuesday, Vice-President Pence took time to thank the people at the State Emergency Operations Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and the rest of the people in the state for their work in fighting Coronavirus issues. Also at the event was Senator from Louisiana John Kennedy. It’s always nice to hear good things about our…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 »

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

The Walker County Office of Emergency Management reported as of Monday, July 13, at 2 PM, among regular residents in the county there were 575 active cases of coronavirus, 198 recovered with fatalities remaining at 3. Please note that there were 58 new community cases reported since the last report on July 10. Among offenders…read more »

CONFEDERATE MONUMENT DISCUSSED IN COMMISSIONERS’ COURT MONDAY

Again, at Walker County Commissioners’ Court this week several local citizens addressed commissioners about the issue of removal of the Confederate monument on the courthouse grounds. It was another hour of visiting the past of the sad and violent history of slavery and segregation and focusing it on a monument most speakers felt symbolically transmits…read more »

COMMISSIONER DAUGETTE COMMENTS ON PLAN TO IMPROVE COVID-19 TESTING

A plan to improve COVID-19 testing locally is in the works. Precinct #3 Commissioner Bill Daugette talked about it in commissioners court and to us on Monday . . . . Commissioner Daugette added, “I’ve got a lot of groundwork to do, meeting with the hospital, meeting with our financial people, meeting with the State…read more »

SHSU’S NEWTON GRESHAM LIBRARY LAUNCHES 2020 COMMUNITY ARCHIVES

Thanks to a new initiative by the Newton Gresham Library, Sam Houston State University and Huntsville community members now have the opportunity to share their stories and experiences by contributing to a digital archive intended to document multiples aspects of 2020. Headed by Erin Owens, scholarly communications librarian for the NGL, the SHSU Archive of…read more »