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GOVERNOR ABBOTT ANNOUNCES FILM FRIENDLY TEXAS DESIGNATION FOR HUNTSVILLE

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the City of Huntsville, having completed the multi-step training and certification process, has been designated a Film Friendly Texas community by the Texas Film Commission, which helps to grow local jobs and local economies by promoting the Lone Star State as the premier destination for film, television, commercial, animation, visual effects and video game production.

SHSU’S ELEVATE HOSTS VIRTUAL 30-DAY WALKING CHALLENGE

Sam Houston State University’s Healthy Campus Initiative, Elevate, is hosting a 30-day virtual walking challenge for all current students and employees across all campuses. The challenge will run from October 1-30, with two available competitions.

The first competition is for those who choose to enter individually. In this format, winners are decided based upon the total number of steps that they earn throughout the entire challenge. The competition has been divided into three categories in order to accommodate different fitness levels: <300,000 steps; 300,000-500,000 steps and 500,000 steps. Individuals with the highest number of steps from each category will receive Beats by Dre Powerbeats Pro Wireless Headphones as a reward for their achievement.

The second challenge is for those who choose to participate in teams of up to three people. Winners of this competition are decided based upon their team’s daily average of steps during the 30 days of the challenge. The players on the top two teams with the highest daily averages will each receive a 40 oz. Hydro Flask water bottle.

Participants can register for one or both of the challenges starting September 21 at:

https://link.movespring.com/join?groupCode=M3DVP6&orgCode=shsu or by scanning the QR codes on flyers for the event around campus.

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

The Walker County Office of Emergency Management reported that as of Friday, September 18th that there were among regular residents in the county 1,148 cases of coronavirus, with 938 recovered and 12 deaths.

Among TDCJ offenders in the county, there were 7 active cases reported, with 1,404 recovered and 31 deaths.

Among TDCJ employees in the county, there were 84 active cases of coronavirus reported with 362 recovered.

The free coronavirus drive-though program is underway at 125 Medical Park Lane in Huntsville. The hours are now Monday through Friday, 4 to 8 PM, and Saturday 8 AM to Noon and Sunday 4 to 8 PM. Appointments are no longer required, and results are returned in 3 to 5 days.

The coronavirus testing at the Walker County Fairgrounds scheduled for tomorrow, September 22nd, has been canceled.

HUNTSVILLE ISD SUPERINTENDENT SCOTT SHEPPARD DELIVERED HIS SUPT. REPORT TO TRUSTEES AT THEIR LAST MEETING

At last week’s regular meeting of the Huntsville ISD Board of Trustees, Superintendent Scott Sheppard passed along his appreciation of everyone in the District for their efforts in dealing with the issues presented by the COVID pandemic . . . .

Superintendent Sheppard also passed along kudos for the Hornet Success Academy . . . .

SUPREME COURT JUSTICE RUTH BADER GINSBURG DIES

As you may have heard, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died at her home Friday from complications from metastatic cancer of the pancreas. She was 87.

She had served 27 years on the Supreme Court. Her replacement is expected to initiate a vigorous political confrontation between Republicans and Democrats.

WALKER COUNTY REPUBLICAN WOMEN MEET THIS AFTERNOON

Walker County Republican Women will host Innovative Teachers of Texas (ITT) this afternoon.

ITT is a professional, non-profit network organized for conservative Texas educators by Texas educators. The program will highlight the organization’s mission to build an alternative to the organizations teachers have historically relied upon for necessary things like insurance, legislative advocacy and peer support. 

Membership and insurance are made available to non-public school teachers, such as private, charter and parochial schools. The association also stands strongly for school choice and homeschool rights.

The event, which is open to the public, begins at 5:30pm, with a brief business meeting followed by the program. The meeting will be held at the Walker Education Center, Gibbs Hall, lower level, located at 1402 19th St, Huntsville. For more information, email Walker County Republican Women @ walkercountyrepublicanwomen@gmail.com

Light refreshments will be served.