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HUNTSVILLE ISD TRUSTEES MEET TONIGHT

The Huntsville ISD Board of Trustees will hold a special-called meeting, workshop and regular meeting beginning at six this evening.

The Board will canvass the returns of the election for the Huntsville ISD Board of Trustee election and declare results.

In their Workshop, the Board will discuss the organization of the Board of Trustees—the president, vice president and secretary.

In the Board’s regular meeting, they will recognize students and staff.

The Board will consider approval of the Board president, vice president and secretary.

Included on tonight’s “Consent Agenda” is approval of the purchase of school buses from Longhorn bus Sales.

Also tonight, the Board will consider approval of the purchase and installation of a heating boiler replacement, purchase and installation of child nutrition video surveillance equipment and Stewart Elementary roof replacement.

Tonight’s reports and discussion items will be on the Walker County Appraisal District-Delinquent Tax, Licensed Specialist in School Psychology Awareness for the month of November and a digital report on instructional coaches.

CASA OF WALKER COUNTY SPONSORING AND HOSTING CHAMBER’S BUSINESS AFTER HOURS

Make plans to attend Huntsville-Walker County Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours on Thursday, November 15, 2018 sponsored & hosted by CASA at 1410 10th Street.  They are located in the First National Bank Motor Park building on the 2nd floor, above the commercial drive through.  The event will begin at 5:15 p.m.

Business After Hours is just one of the monthly networking events provided by the Chamber. The event gives Chamber members an opportunity to meet informally at local business establishments, to visit and share ideas and opinions, socialize, make business contacts, meet new people, and learn more about their host’s business.

All Chamber members are invited and encouraged to bring their business cards to network with other members. There will be beverages and hors d’oeuvres to enjoy, door prizes and the $50 Cash Pot to give away to a lucky member present!

CALIFORNIA FIRES UPDATE

In the California fires up to late last night statewide, the death toll reached fifty people.

In the Camp Fire blaze in Northern California, 130,000 acres burned, 8,800 structures were destroyed, of those around 7,600 were homes. Over 200 people were unaccounted for.

In the Woolsey Fire blaze in Southern California, 97,000 acres were burned, and around 370 structures were destroyed.

In the Hill Fire in Ventura County, 4,500 acres were reported burned.

CHAMBER HAS NEW PRESIDENT AND CEO COMING

The Huntsville-Walker County Chamber of Commerce announces a new President and CEO.

James O’Callaghan is excited to join the team at the Huntsville Walker County Chamber of Commerce on December 3rd as the new President and CEO.  Most recently James has spent the past two years as the President and CEO of the Huntington Beach Chamber of Commerce and served in the same role at the Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce 2012 through 2016.  Prior to joining the chamber industry James held positions of leadership with the Los Angeles Convention and Visitors Bureau and several major retail organizations.

James’ has served the past three years as a board member of the Western Association of Chamber Executives, after graduating their Academy program, a three-year Executive Leadership Program.  He is committed to ensuring business has a voice with government and the tools necessary to succeed in an ever-changing landscape.

James holds a Master of Education from Columbia University and a Bachelor’s in Political Science from Hofstra University.  He said, “I am excited to join The Huntsville Walker County Chamber of Commerce and be part of one of the fastest growing regions in the country.”

SHSU COLLEGE OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY

The Sam Houston State University Groundbreaking Ceremony for the proposed College of Osteopathic Medicine building will be at 2 PM, Friday, November 16th in Conroe—I-45 North at Exit 84B.

In attendance will be members of the Texas State University System Board of Regents, SHSU President Dana Hoyt, members of the SHSU’s president’s cabinet and faculty and staff of the proposed College.

LARRY KUDLOW COMMENTS ON FRENCH PRESIDENT MACRON’S REMARKS ON NATIONALISM

We check in again with White House Economic Adviser Larry Kudlow who often chats with reporters outside the White House, usually on economic issues.

In connection with the president’s recent trip to France, French President Emmanuel Macron recently said in a speech there that nationalism is not patriotism and said he preferred what he considered a more moral political approach geared to looking out for all peoples. Many felt felt Macron was putting down President Trump’s nationalist approach to decision-making.

Mr. Kudlow commented on the matter . . . .

HORNETS WIN LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP

On Friday, the Huntsville Hornets won the league championship by defeating Bryan Rudder 50 to 7. Next, the Hornets will be taking on Nacogdoches in the Bi-District playoff November 16 at 7:30 PM in Bowers Stadium.

According to a Huntsville ISD Athletics press release, tickets are general admission only. Huntsville ISD will presale tickets on their campuses Thursday and Friday during lunch and at the Hawkins Administration Building November 15 and 16 from 8:30 AM to 4 PM. Tickets for adults are $6, $4 for students and $8 at the gate.