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KSAM News

MINORITY LEADER MCCARTHY COMMENTS ON THE PLIGHT OF THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG

Since 1997, Hong Kong has been filled with protest marches annually since the handover of Hong Kong from the British to the Chinese. On Saturday, police rejected an application by the Civil Human Rights Front to hold a protest march. Many of the people of Hong Kong wish to march in protest to Beijing’s new national security law for the city which takes effect on July 1st.

At a House Republican news conference Tuesday in Washington, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy passed along a contrasting perspective on the situation here and there . . . .

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

The Walker County Office of Emergency Management reports as of Monday, June 29, at 3 PM, 452 active and recovered cases of coronavirus among regular county residents—that’s 279 active cases and 170 recovered. Note that there are 37 new community cases since the last report on June 26.

TDCJ reports that among offenders in the county 36 active cases and 1,606 recovered. Deceased 28.

The next community testing is July 8, 9 AM to 6 PM, at the Walker County Fairgrounds. Symptoms do not have to be present to test; however, you must register at txcovidtest.org or call 512-883-2400.  A valid ID is required at the test site. Registration begins 48 hours prior.

TDCJ’s COVID-19 Case Counts website reports as of Monday, June 29, among offenders statewide 1,013 active cases; 6,790 recovered; presumed COVID deceased 79 and 33 pending cause.

Among TDCJ employees statewide, there were 527 active cases; 928 recovered; presumed COVID deceased 8 and pending cause 0.

NEW WAVERLY FIREWORKS DISPLAY SET FOR SATURDAY, JULY 4TH

SENATOR CRUZ COMMENTS ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Texas Senator Ted Cruz recently announced he has joined Parler.

Parler bills itself as “an unbiased social media focused on real user experiences and engagement.” They say their “content is moderated based off the FCC and The Supreme Court of the United States which enables free expression without violence and a lack of censorship.”

He passes along why he now turns to Parler for social media . . . .

 

WILLIS CITY COUNCIL MEETS TODAY

The Willis City Council will meet by teleconferencing today at 5:30 PM.

They will hold a Citizens Inquiry with public comment. They will also have a Budget Workshop. In regard to Reports, there will be input from the Willis City Council related to issues for possible inclusion on future agendas; related issues such as, but not limited to, municipal projects, personnel, public property, development and other city and public business.

To find the teleconference link Ctrl click on www.ci.willis.tx.us then click on “Agendas & Minutes and then June 30th meeting.

TEXAS VETERANS COMMISSION SEEKS APPLICANTS FOR ADVISORY COMMITTEES ON VETERANS SERVICES

The Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) is seeking qualified applicants to serve on its advisory committees. Advisory committees serve the TVC by making recommendations and/or providing key information and materials to the Commission. 

The Texas Veterans Commission has established the following three advisory committees which have member positions available:

Fund for Veterans’ Assistance (FVA) Advisory Committee

Veterans County Service Officer (VCSO) Advisory Committee

Veterans Services Advisory Committee

Learn more at www.tvc.texas.gov .

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

The Walker County Office of Emergency Management reported as of Friday, June 26th, at 2 PM that there were 415 active and recovered cases of coronavirus among regular residents in the county—that’s 243 active cases and 172 graduated out. There were 22 new community cases since the last report on June 25.

They report TDCJ cases among offenders in Walker County at 1,632 active and recovered.

The next community testing is July 8th, 9 AM to 6 PM, at the Walker County Fairgrounds. Symptoms do not have to be present to test; however, you must register at txcovidtest.org or call 512-883-2400. Valid ID is required at the test site.

The TDCJ COVID-19 Case Counts website reports that as of Saturday, June 27th, statewide among offenders in their facilities there were 982 active cases with 6,780 recovered; presumed COVID deceased 79 and pending cause 27.

Among employees, they report 406 active cases with 915 recovered; presume COVID deceased 8 and pending cause 0.

EARLY VOTING IN DEMOCRATIC RUNOFF BEGINS TODAY

As a reminder, Early Voting for the July 14th Democratic Runoff Election began today, June 29th, at 8:00 am at the Walker County Annex located at 1301 Sam Houston Avenue, Room 101, and voting will continue through Friday, July 10th. Voting hours are 8am – 5pm, Monday thru Friday. With one exception, there will be no voting on Friday, July 3rd in honor of the Independence Day holiday.

Any voter exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 when arriving at the polling location should consider utilizing curbside voting. Curbside voting is available during early voting and on Election Day for voters who cannot physically enter the polling place without injury or risk of injury.

It is important to note that the Republican Party does not have a runoff election in Walker County.