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G-A WHITE SUBDIVISION REZONING ISSUE DISCUSSED BY CITY COUNCILMEMBERS

Zoning in the G-A White subdivision came up for discussion again at last night’s Huntsville City Council session. The property under discussion is encompassed by Normal Park Drive on the east, 11th Street on the south and, on the west, Pecan Drive.

The issue involves rezoning the block from Neighborhood Conservation to Management. Both sides of the issue were represented by local citizens during the public hearing.

Property owner Jimmy Henry was one of those at the meeting who spoke out in favor of the rezoning . . . .

Area resident Steve Covington, among others, spoke in opposition to changing the zoning to Management . . . .

Huntsville City Councilmembers did not come to a decision and will be discussing the rezoning issue at their next session, also.

PRESIDENT TRUMP SAYS HE MISSPOKE AT HELSINKI PRESS CONFERENCE

In a news conference with reporters from the White House Tuesday afternoon, following his trip to Helsinki for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Trump says he misspoke in Helsinki when he looked as if he was denying the Russians’ interference in the 2016 presidential elections . . . .

 

POLICE NEWS

In Huntsville Police news on the day shift last Saturday, in the 1200 block of Sam Houston an unknown suspect stole and cashed a check.  CID was notified.

On the night shift Saturday, Katelyn Slater was arrested for possession of a controlled substance at the 117 mile-marker on I-45.

On Sunday’s day shift in the 2500 block of Sam Houston, a counterfeit $100 bill was found and turned in. In the 2400 block of Sam Houston, a handgun was found and turned in.

On the night shift Sunday, Jacob Rivera was arrested for two out-of-county warrants in the 1200 block of State Highway 75 north.

DPS WARNS TEXANS OF SAFETY CONCERNS IN SUMMER HEAT

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding Texans to take extra safety precautions as temperatures and heat indices continue to reach 100 degrees and above in many parts of the state.

Extreme temperatures place children at greater risk of injury or death if left unattended in a vehicle. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, temperatures inside a car can rise more than 20 degrees in only 10 minutes. Even with an outside temperature of 60 degrees, the temperature inside a car can reach 110 degrees.

 Heatstroke is one of the leading causes of non-crash-related fatalities among children, and every year, children die from heat-related injuries after being left in a vehicle or by entering a vehicle unnoticed. Leaving windows partially rolled down does not help. A child should never be left unattended in a vehicle.

Additionally, extreme heat events or heat waves are one of the leading causes of weather-related deaths in the United States, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Periods of severe heat and high humidity tax the body’s ability to cool itself and can lead to heat exhaustion and heat stroke, which can be fatal.  

CHRISTOPHER YOUNG SET FOR EXECUTION TONIGHT

Thirty-four-year-old Christopher Young is set for execution tonight at the Huntsville Unit. In November of 2004, he shot and killed a San Antonio convenience store owner. Last week, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals rejected an appeal regarding the removal of a potential juror at his trial. The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles has also rejected a clemency plea.

CITY COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT

The Huntsville City Council meets for a regular session tonight at six at City Hall.

Before the regular session begins, a work session will be held on the annual pre-budget report at 5 PM in the large conference room.

During the regular session this evening, TxDOT will have an update on I-45 and area construction projects.

There will be a Public Hearing on the proposed adoption of Ordinance 2018-27 to change the Development District Classification of a portion of Block 7 of the G-A White Subdivision from Neighborhood Conservation to Management.

Tonight’s “Consent Agenda” includes the adoption of a resolution calling for the November 6th General election of four At-Large Councilmembers.

Tonight’s “Statutory Agenda” includes several “First Readings”: an ordinance to change the Development District Classification of a portion of Block of 7 of the G-A White Subdivision; entering into a contract for the construction of the 2016 Bond Proposition #3—Elkins Lake Dam Lift Station Relocation Project; entering into a contract for the construction of a sanitary sewer line replacemen—I-45 to the Water’s Edge Lift Station and entering into a contract for street rehabilitation projects.

Tonight, Councilmember Rodriguez will discuss possible action on water diversion on private property.

PRESIDENT TRUMP COMMENTS ON SUCCESS OF HELSINKI SUMMIT

Russian President Vladimir Putin felt discussions in the summit in Helsinki Monday brought about better understanding between the U-S and Russia.

President Trump, during a news conference following their meeting in Finland, did also . . . .

The president has received much criticism from Democrats and Republicans that he did not “stand up” to Putin in regard to Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election.