The Samuel Walker Houston High School National Alumni Association Biennial Reunion is underway in Huntsville.
Coordinator Melinda Moten fills us in on what’s underway for the rest of the weekend . . . .
Last night, Huntsville Memorial Hospital sponsored a Snake Bite Seminar at the Walker County Storm Shelter. A large crowd was in attendance.
Everything you ever wanted to know about snakes was made available to the public, including demonstrations with live snakes and helpful advice on dealing with snake bites.
SHSU professor and herpetologist, Dr. Bill Lutterschmidt, was on hand to give advice on what to do in case you have an encounter with a venomous snake . . . .
Dr. Lutterschmidt also advised, if there is no I-phone available, not to waste time running to fetch one from far away. Seek medical care as soon as possible. Find if there is someone nearby who can assist you. Call 9-1-1 to inform the hospital that you are on your way. Evaluate your best options for quick and safe medical attention. Do not rush—drive safely to hospital.
Absolute “Do Not’s” include:
–Do not cut an “X” over the snakebite and let the wound bleed. It can cause more damage.
–Do not attempt to suck out the venom with your mouth.
–Do not drink anything except water.
–Do not take any medications or attempt any local “myths.”
Finally, leave treatment and care to the experts.
This week, during his Weekly House Speaker Briefing with reporters, Paul Ryan came out against the impeachment of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein by some other Republicans . . . .
Speaker Ryan also felt that a move like this would load down the Senate side and stall the party’s agenda, as well as slow down the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
From the floor of the senate Wednesday, our Senator from Texas John Cornyn expressed his view of his fellow senators across the aisle that their overreaction to the recent Trump Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanuagh has grown to become a bit off-the-wall . . . .
The Huntsville Item reports that TDCJ inmate John Ray Falk Jr., whose involvement in an escape from prison in 2007 resulted in the death of TDCJ officer Susan Canfield, is asking that his appeals be expedited so he can be executed.
According to the report, District Judge Bill McAdams has 30 days to ascertain if Falk wishes to continue with expediting the appeals process and be executed.
The Samuel Walker Houston High School National Alumni Association will hold its 17th Biennial School Reunion today through the 29th. The theme this year is “African Americans in Time of War.”
The events kick-off today at 4 PM with a Meet & Greet at the Samuel Walker Houston Museum and Cultural Center, followed by an evening of gospel music hosted by the First Missionary Baptist Church at at 1530 10th Street with Reverend Darrell Dever.
Texas State Senator Brandon Creighton and Sam Houston State University alumni, Bill Baldwin will be the featured speakers for SHSU’s 2018 summer commencement ceremonies taking place on Aug. 4 in the Johnson Coliseum.
Approximately 1,033 students have applied for degrees to be awarded in the two ceremonies.
On Saturday, Aug. 4, at 9:30 a.m. Senator Creighton will address graduates from the colleges of Business Administration, Education and Sciences & Engineering Technology.
Creighton was sworn in to the Texas State Senate in 2014 to represent the citizens of Senate District 4, which encompasses parts of Montgomery, Harris, Chambers, Jefferson and Galveston Counties.
Bill Baldwin will speak to the colleges of Criminal Justice, Fine Arts & Mass Communication, Health Sciences and Humanities and Social Sciences at 2:30 that same day.
Baldwin is a broker and owner of Boulevard Realty, an independent boutique firm with about 60 agents and more than 20 support staff in Houston and Galveston.
After their weekly caucus luncheon, Republican Senators spoke out on various issues. It appears that tax reform is really paying off.
South Dakota Senator John Thune tells us how . . . .
Former Walker County Precinct #4 Commissioner Tim Paulsel from New Waverly passed away this week.
Walker County Judge Danny Pierce commented to us on the former commissioner . . . .
According to the Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home website, visitation will be from 5 to 6 PM today at the Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home. Rosary will be held there at 6 PM. Catholic Mass will be Thursday at 11 AM at St. Joseph Catholic Church in New Waverly.
In Huntsville Police news looking back over the past several days, on the day shift last Thursday Joseph Imhoff was arrested in the 1100 block of Sycamore on an out-of-county assault on a public servant warrant.
On the day shift Friday, a vehicle burglary was investigated in the 5000 block of Sam Houston Avenue.
Markell Williams was arrested for a probation violation warrant in the 1000 block of MLK Drive. In the 1100 block of 8th Street, Justin Alexander was arrested for a parole warrant and manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance.
On Friday’s night shift, a known person reportedly sexually assaulted another in the 100 block of Varsity Drive. In the first block of Gospel Hill Road, a known suspect assaulted his wife by offensive touch. In the 1700 block of 11th Street, Randy Crawford was arrested for theft of property with two previous convictions. Yoland Parker was arrested for theft of property with one previous conviction.
On Saturday’s day shift, Riketa Proctor was arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in a stabbing in the 100 block of Essex Boulevard.
On Saturday’s night shift, unknown suspects stole property in the 2200 block of Bobby K Marks Drive. Police investigated an assault causing injury in the 1300 block of Avenue J.
On the night shift Sunday, a vehicle burglary was reported in the 1000 block of 21st Street.