Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal urged Montgomery County residents to take all precautions against mosquitoes and mosquito-borne disease as Montgomery County has now confirmed a 2nd case of West Nile virus for 2018.
A man in his 60’s, who resides in Montgomery County, who has been confirmed to be positive for West Nile Neuroinvasive Disease. He remains hospitalized at this time. This is the second case in Montgomery County for 2018.
The BBC reports that British authorities are investigating a man in his late 20’s after his car crashed outside the Houses of Parliament in London today.
Scotland Yard issued a statement saying, “At this stage, we are treating this as a terrorist incident, and the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command is now leading the investigation.”
One woman was reported being treated at a hospital for serious but non life-threatening injuries. The driver is in custody at a South London police station.
Eyewitnesses say the driver deliberately hit people with his vehicle. He eventually crashed into security barriers.
At Commissioners’ Court Monday, commissioners looked at the current “Burn Ban” underway.
Walker County Emergency Management Coordinator Butch Davis addressed the court in regard to the present “Burn Ban” situation in terms of Keetch-Byram Drought Index numbers . . . .
The court agreed the “Burn Ban” for Walker County remains in effect.
In Commissioners’ Court Monday morning, Walker County Judge Danny Pierce read a letter from the Crabbs Prairie Volunteer Fire Department in regard to an ESD #3 election this November . . . .
The ESD #3 election and petition were rescinded in a vote by commissioners.
In Huntsville Police news, on the day shift Friday two vehicle burglaries were investigated—one in the 2400 block of Lake Road and another in the 100 block of East Mosley. On Bluebird Lane, Michael Reardon was arrested for soliciting without a permit.
On the day shift Saturday, an unknown suspect was reported to have stolen money in the 1500 block of 11th Street.
On the night shift Saturday, Two thefts were reported—both in the 200 block of I-45 South. HPD assisted DPS with an arrest in the 800 block of I-45 South. In the 1200 block of 11th Street an aggravated robbery was investigated.
On the day shift Sunday, a theft was reported in the 100 block of I-45.
Monday afternoon, President Trump addressed troops stationed at Fort Drum, New York. He was there to sign the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 . . . .
Mayor Andy Brauninger has been selected as the new President for the Texas Municipal League’s (TML) Region 14. Mayor Brauninger served as the TML Region 14 Vice President for the last year and was unanimously elected to serve as President by area elected municipal officials at the Region 14 Fall Meeting in Galveston.
The term of office will be for two years. As President, Mayor Brauninger will preside over the Region 14 meetings and work with the member cities of the Region.
The Texas Municipal League’s membership includes over 16,000 elected mayors, councilmembers, city managers, city attorneys, and city department heads by virtue of their cities’ participation (1,159 of the roughly 1,200 cities in Texas are members). TML provides its members with legal guidance and information on municipal legal matters, representation for cities on municipal legislative issues at the state and federal levels, onsite and online training covering city-related topics and publications for city leadership.
Walker County Commissioners meet for a regular session at nine this morning at the courthouse.
The court, along with County Emergency Management Coordinator Butch Davis, will take a look at the “Burn Ban” currently in effect.
IT Director Dan Early will address the Memorandum of Understanding between Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Walker County in regard to information technology services.
County Purchasing Agent Mike Williford will address the court on renewing a number of contracts.
Planning & Development Director Andy Isbell will discuss taking action on conditions to proceed with the Emergency Watershed Protection Grant and/or the procurement of services related to the Emergency Watershed Protection Grant in Wildwood Shores Subdivision.
County Clerk Kari French will talk about taking action on an agreement with Kofile Technologies for Vanguard Records Management and Imaging System to go live with the County Clerk’s office in November 2018.
Commissioner Daugette will discuss possible action on the procurement of services for a real estate agent or company to assist in the possible acquisition of property and/or structures by the County.
County Judge Danny Pierce will discuss taking action on an order for an election to create Emergency Service District #3 and the petition to create an Emergency Service District #3.
At the last regular Huntsville City Council session, Councilmember Joe Rodriguez passed along that a couple of City employees have received national recognition . . . .
The Huntsville Item reports that 22-year-old Shedric Wayne DeBlanc from Baytown has been indicted by a Walker County Grand Jury for an aggravated robbery. He confessed that he participated in a pair of armed robberies in New Waverly seven months ago. He told authorities he was the “lookout.”
Walker County Sheriff’s Office Captain Tim Whitecotton said law enforcement authorities believe DeBlanc and other suspects are responsible for more robberies in the Southeast Texas area.