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POLICE NEWS

In Huntsville Police news, on the day shift last Friday two thefts were reported–a known suspect took property in the 500 block of Broadmoor and an unknown suspect took property in the 2600 block of Sam Houston. A known suspect assaulted a victim by threat in the 2500 block of Lake Road. A residential burglary was investigated in the 500 block of Bowers Boulevard. A possibly known suspect damaged property in the 2100 block of Sycamore.

On the day shift Saturday, a known person assaulted a victim on Howard Circle.

On the night shift Saturday, Rachael Humphrey was arrested for assault on a police officer in the 600 block of FM 2821 West.

On Sunday’s day shift, an unknown person assaulted another person in the 200 block of I-45. Property was damaged in the 3300 block of Pine Grove.

On Sunday’s night shift, Joshua Rains was arrested for evading in a vehicle and DWI.

COMMISSIONERS HEAR REPORT ON ASSET FORFEITURE AMOUNTS

In the regular meeting of Walker County Commissioners’ Court Monday, commissioners heard from Assistant County District Attorney Quentin Russell and Assistant Auditor Kim Rerich in regard to the Chapter 59 Asset report. It’s a Texas Criminal Code of procedure by which a person’s property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.

Ms. Rerich addressed commissioners on the monetary amounts . . . .

PRESENTATION ON CONFLICT RESOLUTION TONIGHT AT SHSU

Don’t forget that tonight at six, in celebration of Conflict Resolution Month, SHSU Student Legal & Mediation Services will present licensed clinical social worker and President of Conflict Connections, Pattie Porter, at the College of Humanities and Social Sciences Room 110.

We recently talked with the Director of the Office of Student Legal & Mediation Services at SHSU, Attorney Gene Roberts, about conflict resolution through mediation . . . .

The presentation tonight is open to the public.

EARLY VOTING UNDERWAY

Early voting for Walker County begins today and ends November 2, 2018. It will be held Monday thru Friday

8:00 am – 5:00 pm at the Walker County Annex at 1301 Sam Houston Avenue.

There will be two twelve-hour days during early voting:  Tuesday, October 23rd, and Tuesday, October 30th,

from 7:00 am – 7:00 pm

There will be weekend voting at the Walker County Annex:  Saturday, Oct. 27th and Sunday, Oct. 28th, from 1:00pm – 5:00pm

COMMISSIONERS’ COURT MEETS

Walker County Commissioners will meet for a regular session this morning at nine at the courthouse.

Walker County Emergency Management Coordinator Butch Davis will discuss accepting the Fiscal Year 2018 Emergency Management Performance Grant and discuss taking action on extending Walker County’s Disaster Declaration Order issued October 15th.

Planning and Development Director Andy Isbell will conduct a public hearing concerning amendments to the Walker County Subdivision Regulations, and next, possibly take action on amendments and revisions.

Commissioner Daugette will talk about a petition to vacate Schultz Road.

Commissioner Henry will discuss possible action on ordering a 2019 Wheel Coach Ambulance.

MEDIATOR PATTIE PORTER TO SPEAK AT SHSU

It’s Conflict Resolution Month, and the director of SHSU’s office of Student Legal & Mediation Services, Attorney Gene Roberts, was our guest on our “Around Town” public affairs program this past weekend.

He informed us that there will be a special presentation at SHSU this week from professional mediator Pattie Porter . . . .

TRINITY ISD MEETS TONIGHT

The Trinity Independent School District will have their regular board meeting this evening at six at their Administration Building.

Tonight board members will recognize students, TMS, McKnight’s Leadership Class and employees.

Reports tonight include the Trinity ISD Bond and Capital Improvement Project Update by SZH Architecture, principal’s reports, Southwest Food Service Report and the Superintendent Report.

Tonight, Natalie Barrett will have a presentation on STAAR scores.

During their Action Agenda board members will consider items related to the 2016 Trinity ISD Bond for Capital Improvements, the Campus Improvement Plans, the filing for an ESL waiver and the Textbook Committee.

COUNCILMEMBERS APPROVE APPLYING FOR A GRANT FOR ROAD CONSTRUCTION ACCESSING BACK OF WEATHERFORD COMPLEX

At the last regular session of the Huntsville City Council, councilmembers considered authorizing the City Manager to apply for an Economic Development Administration Grant for up to $1.425 million including a $285,000 match from the City designating the City Manager as an authorized representative and to adopt a resolution.

City Manager Aron Kulhavy commented, “With the expansion of Weatherford, in some of our discussions with them, throughout the process, they are looking at needing to provide some additional safety for their trucks in that area and expressed interest using the back entrance which put it out onto Rush Road.” He also said, “With the Interstate off ramp and Highway 75 South, traffic is a big concern.” . . . .

Mr. Kulhavy said matching funds were available in the Economic Development Account. Councilmembers approved applying for the grant.

‘HOMETOWN HERO’ JIM MCINGVALE TO SPEAK AT SHSU

Sam Houston State University offers a unique opportunity to hear from an esteemed entrepreneur whose commitment to the Houston area community has made him known as a “hometown hero.” The university’s Entrepreneurship Program hosts “Mattress Mac,” Jim McIngvale, as the first Entrepreneur-in-Residence to share his story with the Huntsville community on Oct. 22.

Taking place at 9:45 this morning in the James and Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts Center, the event is free and open to the public.

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