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MURDERER LARRY RAY SWEARINGEN WAS EXECUTED IN HUNTSVILLE LAST NIGHT

The man convicted of murdering 19-year-old college student Melissa Trotter, 48-year-old Larry Ray Swearingen from Montgomery County, was executed last night at the Huntsville Unit. In 1998, authorities had found Melissa Trotter’s body in the Sam Houston National Forest where she had been dumped. The Houston Chronicle also reports that shortly before six last night…read more »

ACTING ARMY SECRETARY COMMENTS ON CURRENT WORLD MILITARY STATUS OF THE U-S

With all the military weapons testing and various posturing among the superpowers lately, one may wonder where the U-S stands in the world militarily. During an interview Tuesday at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies in Washington, D.C., acting Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy was asked about a National Defense Strategy Commission report that came out…read more »

U-S SECRETARY OF STATE MIKE POMPEO ADDRESSES THE U-N SECURITY COUNCIL ON ISSUES WITH IRAN

This week, U-S Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in addressing the U-N Security Council, says Iran has “gone all-in on a campaign of extortion diplomacy.” He said they have recently breached their nuclear commitments and threaten further expansions in defiance of their nuclear commitments. The country has been acting out at sea and in the…read more »

TACO CABANA IS HOSTING AND SPONSORING THE CHAMBER’S AUGUST 2019 BUSINESS AFTER HOURS

Make plans to attend Huntsville-Walker County Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours on Thursday, August 22, 2019 5:15 TO 6:15.  Taco Cabana is located at 253 I-45 South. Business After Hours is just one of the monthly networking events provided by the Chamber. The event gives Chamber members an opportunity to meet informally at local business establishments, to visit and…read more »

SWEARINGEN SET FOR EXECUTION

The Houston Chronicle reports that convicted Montgomery County killer, Larry Ray Swearingen, is scheduled for execution tonight. The number of times he’s been scheduled for execution now hits the half-dozen mark. Forty-eight-year-old Swearingen was convicted of murdering Montgomery County college student Melissa Trotter in 1998 and transporting her body to the Sam Houston National Forest.read more »

COMMISSIONER DAUGETTE ADDRESSES COMMISSIONERS REGARDING AN EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

In Commissioners Court Monday afternoon, Commissioner Daugette said he’d like to have County Purchasing Agent Mike Williford “receive written quotations from vendors to provide an EAP, or employee assistance program, to Walker County. . . . .” He said they also include financial counseling, debt-reduction counseling and financial planning and other helpful offerings. Commissioners approved…read more »

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