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White House Officials and higher-ups from social media met for a summit on cyber bullying prevention in Rockville, Maryland Monday.
As part of her “Be Best Campaign,” First Lady Melania Trump addressed those in attendance . . . .
Social media companies are looking at new strategies to curtail bullying on the web.
“Fall Welcome Week” continues at Sam Houston State University today and will continue through Friday, August 24th.
Director of Student Activities at SHSU, Brandon Cooper, updates us on what’s on the schedule for today . . . .
City of Huntsville Mayor Andy Brauninger informs us that the Solid Waste Division will be hosting the “Clean and Greener Huntsville” event by providing large rolloff dumpsters for a free residential cleanup today through the 25th of August . . . .
Walker County Commissioners meet for a Special Session this afternoon at 1:30 in the courthouse.
Tax Assessor-Collector Diana McRae will discuss the appointing of election judges for the November 6th General Election.
County Purchasing Agent Mike Williford will talk about possible action on changing vendors for merchant card services.
Commissioner Daugette will discuss possible action on the work schedule for the Executive Administrator to the Commissioners Court.
County Judge Danny Pierce will talk about moving forward on an Order of General Election to be held November 6th.
Judge Pierce will also talk about approving sponsorship of the Walker County Special Utility District for a 2019-2020 Texas Community Development Block Grant Application for submission to the Texas Department of Agriculture and also to proceed with procurement of professional services for the block grant program.
Reporters caught a brief press conference with President Trump on the White House grounds as he was about to board a helicopter on his way to New York Friday.
There were comments on the good economy’s effect on the upcoming election; that he didn’t feel he was silencing John Brennan with the revocation of his security clearance; that the American pastor held in jail by Turkish authorities was not a spy; and that his former campaign manager Paul Manafort was a good man.
The president continues to insist that the Mueller Probe was focused on the wrong group of people . . . .
This spring, the Huntsville City Council included a Strategic Plan objective to plant 250 trees on public property within the city limits. The City’s Parks and Leisure Department is pleased to report that number has already been met and exceeded and hopes residents have noticed and are enjoying these enhancements.
According to Parks Manager John Agey, Parks joined forces with local service organizations and individuals to achieve the goal, and the new vegetation is providing habitat for wildlife and bank stabilization for creeks and is beautifying area parks.
City Horticulturalist David Zellar worked closely with those who supported the efforts. Donations of time and money came from Mark Erb with Forestry Associates, the Huntsville Lions Club, the Rotary Club of Huntsville and the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Agey said the biggest impact has been at Eastham-Thomason Park located at 1500 Seventh Street and Avenue N.
The Montgomery County Republican Party is featuring Texas Senator Ted Cruz at McKenzie’s Barbecue on North Frazier in Conroe from ten to noon today.
House Ways & Means chairman Kevin Brady will introduce Senator Cruz.
Carmen Irving informs us that the 22nd Annual Roxie Douglas Scholarship Foundation Banquet is coming up tomorrow at 7 PM at the Magnolia Lakes Ballroom . . . .
“Welcome Week” is underway at Sam Houston State University through Friday August 24th.
Director of Student Activities at SHSU, Brandon Cooper, fills us in on what’s scheduled this weekend . . . .
Thursday, White House reporters happened to catch White House Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow outside the White House and plied him with questions on the economy.
One important point Mr. Kudlow tried to make was that a lot of the blame on what’s going on with world trade is being misdirected . . . .