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Walker County Master Gardeners Edible Yard Sale

Walker County Master Gardeners Edible Yard Symposium is getting underway today.

Registration check-in is today beginning at 9 am at the AgriLife Extension Demonstration Gardens, 102 Tam Road, Huntsville.

If attending on Saturday, registration check-in will begin at 8:00 am at 455 State Highway 75 North, Huntsville, the Texas Veterans Complex.

We talked with Walker County Master Gardener spokesperson Rhonda Hanks . . . .

 

Pancake Supper To Benefit Huntsville Public Library

If you are a fan of eating breakfast for dinner, make plans to attend the Huntsville Kiwanis Club’s annual Pancake Supper at the Huntsville Public Library this afternoon. Admission is $5 per person (cash only) for all-you-can-eat hot and fresh pancakes, sausages, milk, coffee, and orange juice.

Assistant City Librarian Anne Sparks said this fundraising event is an important way to benefit literacy locally.

Ms. Sparks said, “Each fall, we host third graders at the library.”  She said, “The students are treated to special activities followed by the opportunity to choose a free book to keep for themselves.”

Tickets are available in advance or at the door tonight. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call Bryan Matthys at 936-650-7311. This year’s Supper will be at the Huntsville Public Library from 5:30 to 7:30 tonight.

Police News

In Huntsville Police news, on the day shift Wednesday a known suspect assaulted a victim in the 2800 block of Old Houston Road. In the 1500 block of Pine Street, Vernon Turner was arrested for injury to the elderly and interfering with an emergency call.

On Wednesday’s night shift, a known person assaulted a victim in the 500 block of FM 2821 East. In a domestic call on Gospel Hill Road, Shaniqua Reece was arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in family violence.

Narcotics Enforcement Team Receives National Award for Investigative Efforts

The Montgomery County Narcotics Enforcement Team received the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area award for Outstanding Marijuana Investigative Effort due to a yearlong investigation the task force has been working. Members of the Task Force attended the National Awards on February 8th in Washington D.C.

Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Houston agents and Task Force Officers assigned to the enforcement team, a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Initiative led by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and comprised of multiple state, local, and federal agencies, conducted an investigation into a drug trafficking organization.

Walker County Sheriff Clint McCrae along with a local undercover narcotics investigator and Montgomery County Sheriff Rand Henderson and Lt. Tim Cannon of the Montgomery County Narcotics Enforcement Task Force accepted the award.

Forest Service Will Conduct Controlled Burns

U.S. Forest Service fire personnel will be burning areas in the national forests during the next few months.

Sam Houston National Forest Fire Management Officer Jason Klawinsky, says “The public may see a helicopter overhead, smoke columns rising and smoke settling in low-lying areas at night.”

If drivers encounter smoke on the road, they should reduce their speed and use low beam lights to become more visible to other traffic. In some areas, Forest Service fire personnel visit property owners living closest to the burn areas to explain safety procedures and the benefits of fire.

Shooting At Florida High School

Wednesday, former 19-year-old Parkland, Florida high school student Nikolas Cruz began shooting others in a rampage that resulted in the deaths of 17.

Cruz had been expelled earlier from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School because of discipline problems.

Cruz was arrested off campus after he left the school. Reports say he has been talking to police investigators.

Reverend Scott Dornbush Passes Away

The Huntsville Item has reported that former senior pastor at Huntsville’s First United Methodist Church, Reverend Scott Dornbush, passed away Tuesday evening following complications from a heart attack in January.

Reverend Dornbush had currently been serving as pastor of Kingwood United Methodist Church. For information on memorial services, visit the Kingwood United Methodist Church Facebook page.

Huntsville ISD Trustees Meet

Huntsville ISD Trustees meet for a regular board meeting this evening at six at the Hawkins Administration Building.

The board will give special recognition to various students and staff members.

Director of Accountability and School Improvement Angee Andrus will present a Public Hearing on the 2016-17 Texas Academic Performance Report.

Tonight’s “Consent Agenda” includes Board approval of the use of the May 4th Student Holiday/Staff Development Day as an instructional day for students to make-up for the weather-related school closure in January.

Angee Andrus will present a report on the 2017 STAAR End of Course Results.

Superintendent, Dr. Scott Sheppard, will give a two-week update.