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KSAM News

MEDIATOR PATTIE PORTER TO SPEAK AT SHSU

It’s Conflict Resolution Month, and the director of SHSU’s office of Student Legal & Mediation Services, Attorney Gene Roberts, was our guest on our “Around Town” public affairs program this past weekend.

He informed us that there will be a special presentation at SHSU this week from professional mediator Pattie Porter . . . .

TRINITY ISD MEETS TONIGHT

The Trinity Independent School District will have their regular board meeting this evening at six at their Administration Building.

Tonight board members will recognize students, TMS, McKnight’s Leadership Class and employees.

Reports tonight include the Trinity ISD Bond and Capital Improvement Project Update by SZH Architecture, principal’s reports, Southwest Food Service Report and the Superintendent Report.

Tonight, Natalie Barrett will have a presentation on STAAR scores.

During their Action Agenda board members will consider items related to the 2016 Trinity ISD Bond for Capital Improvements, the Campus Improvement Plans, the filing for an ESL waiver and the Textbook Committee.

COUNCILMEMBERS APPROVE APPLYING FOR A GRANT FOR ROAD CONSTRUCTION ACCESSING BACK OF WEATHERFORD COMPLEX

At the last regular session of the Huntsville City Council, councilmembers considered authorizing the City Manager to apply for an Economic Development Administration Grant for up to $1.425 million including a $285,000 match from the City designating the City Manager as an authorized representative and to adopt a resolution.

City Manager Aron Kulhavy commented, “With the expansion of Weatherford, in some of our discussions with them, throughout the process, they are looking at needing to provide some additional safety for their trucks in that area and expressed interest using the back entrance which put it out onto Rush Road.” He also said, “With the Interstate off ramp and Highway 75 South, traffic is a big concern.” . . . .

Mr. Kulhavy said matching funds were available in the Economic Development Account. Councilmembers approved applying for the grant.

‘HOMETOWN HERO’ JIM MCINGVALE TO SPEAK AT SHSU

Sam Houston State University offers a unique opportunity to hear from an esteemed entrepreneur whose commitment to the Houston area community has made him known as a “hometown hero.” The university’s Entrepreneurship Program hosts “Mattress Mac,” Jim McIngvale, as the first Entrepreneur-in-Residence to share his story with the Huntsville community on Oct. 22.

Taking place at 9:45 this morning in the James and Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts Center, the event is free and open to the public.

TRUMP-CRUZ RALLY IN HOUSTON TONIGHT

President Trump and Ted Cruz will have their big Make America Great Again rally at the Toyota Center in Houston tonight at 6:30.

With requests for tickets exceeding over 100,000 online, the Trump campaign has organized a tailgate party in the afternoon outside the center leading up the rally.

HOWARD WAYNE LEWIS TRIAL CONTINUED THURSDAY

The Huntsville Item reports that the Howard Wayne Lewis double-murder trial continued at the Walker County Courthouse Thursday.

Jurors listened to testimony from Detective Gregg Williams and Texas Ranger Brandon Bess, investigators in the case. They concentrated on trying to establish where Lewis was located during the murders. According to the report, “There was a five-hour window to where [Lewis’s] phone was turned off and didn’t have a ping off a cell-phone tower.”

The trial continues today.

SECRETARY POMPEO TALKS WITH REPORTERS ABOUT ISSUE OF MISSING JOURNALIST JAMAL KHASHOGGI

Thursday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo talked with reporters outside the White House following his briefing of President Trump regarding his meetings in Riyadh and Ankara on missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

The rumor is that Khashoggi may have been murdered in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul recently . . . .

Secretary Pompeo told the president to give a few more days to Saudi Arabia to complete an investigation.

CITY COUNCILMEMBERS CONSIDER TIRE ORDINANCE

At this week’s Huntsville City Council session, councilmembers conducted a “First Reading” on adopting an ordinance amending the Huntsville Code of Ordinances, specifically Chapter 12, Buildings and Building Regulations.

Director of Development Services and Building Official, Kevin Byal, addressed councilmembers in regard to a tire ordinance . . . .

Mayor Brauninger talked about a tire disposal fee from local tire retailers to help dispose of old tires.

Mr. Byals commented on tire disposal . . . .

This ordinance would be applied to residential and commercial properties. A possible 120 day grace period in implementation may be applied, if the ordinance is passed. Councilmembers will consider the ordinance again at their next session.