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PRESIDENT TRUMP THREATENS TO SHUT DOWN GOVERNMENT IN A TWEET IF NO FUNDS FOR WALL

On Sunday, President Trump said he would be willing to close down the federal government if the Democrats do not go along with the demands of his party on funding a wall along the U-S-Mexico border.

In a Tweet, the president wrote that the security of the our border “includes the Wall! Must get rid of Lottery, Catch & Release etc. and finally go to system of immigration based on MERIT!”

BACK TO SCHOOL BASH

Mark your calendars. the Huntsville Public Library wants the students of Huntsville to start their school year off well-prepared. You’re invited to join them for their annual Back to School Bash sponsored by Texas Children’s Health Plan and other community vendors. The Huntsville Public Library will be giving away free school supplies (500 backpacks and 300 cinch bags) until they run out from 10:30-12:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 8 in the Community Room. To receive school supplies, the students must be present. For more information, please contact Children’s Coordinator Rachel McPhail at 936-291-5910.

SENATOR TED CRUZ COMMENTS ON NASA’S EFFORTS TOWARD STEPPING FOOT ON THE MOON

Texas Senator Ted Cruz, who is chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Space, passed along to committee members just last week that he is looking forward to having a U-S astronaut set foot on the planet Mars.

He said, “NASA is once again looking to return to the moon in the 2020’s and will use it in turn as a stepping stone to reach Mars in the 2030’s . . . .”

U-S SERVICEMENS’ REMAINS WERE RETURNED TO SOUTH KOREA

Today, at Osan Air Base in South Korea, 55 cases which were believed to contain the remains of servicemen who gave their lives during the Korean war were returned.

Each case was draped with a flag of the United Nations. The transfer of the servicemens’ remains were the result of negotiations last month from the summit meeting in Singapore between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Trump.

HMH SNAKE BITE SEMINAR HELD AT STORM SHELTER THURSDAY NIGHT

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.

SPEAKER RYAN DOES NOT SUPPORT IMPEACHMENT OF ROD ROSENSTEIN

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.

SAMUEL WALKER HOUSTON HIGH SCHOOL NATIONAL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION BIENNIAL REUNION AHEAD

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.

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