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The Courier reports that the Willis Independent School District’s Long Term Planning Committee has called for a $175 million bond election scheduled for May 2nd. It will include three propositions that include new facilities for sports and a new pre-kindergarten center.
Referred to as Proposition B, it contains a new stadium at a cost of $50 million, a relocation of the of the school’s softball and baseball fields for $9.6 million, also $2.2 million for a new track to be relocated and $550,000 for tennis.
President Trump’s budget has been up for discussion recently.
One aspect of the 2021 Budget Request focuses on debt reduction. Acting Office of Management and Budget Director Russell Vought addressed the House Budget Committee on Wednesday . . . .
You’re invited to a groundbreaking ceremony for the David Adickes Presidential Bust Project on Monday, February 17th at 11 AM at the HEARTS Veterans Museum. This event is being hosted by the Veteran’s Museum and the Huntsville/Walker County Chamber of Commerce. David Adickes will be in attendance, and following the groundbreaking he will have a question and answer period regarding the project.
Get ready for the Census.
On Wednesday, Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham testified on the 2020 Census before the House Oversight and Reform Committee . . . .
Lauren Ezell, an award-winning PBS senior story editor, will visit Sam Houston State University as a featured guest for Priority One’s “Mingling with the Media” series.
The event, which is free and open to all students, faculty, staff, and the public, is set for Feb. 18 at 5 p.m. in Studio A of the Dan Rather Communications Building and will highlight Ezell’s impressive work history as well as providing advice to SHSU students for their future careers.
Ezell will be interviewed by Grant Wiedenfeld, assistant professor of Media and Culture, and Peter Roussel, the Phillip G. Warner endowed chair in the Department of Mass Communication at SHSU.
In Tuesday’s Democratic New Hampshire Primary, presidential candidate Bernie Sanders came out on top, but not by much.
In the top five, with 87% of the vote in this morning, Bernie Sanders garnered 25.73 percent of the vote; Pete Buttigeig had 24.44 percent, Amy Klobuchar came in third with 19.78 percent of the vote and Elizabeth Warren came in fourth with 9.29 percent. Former Vice President Joe Biden, who took off early and headed for the South Carolina primary, came in fifth with 8.42 percent of the vote.
Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell addressed the House Financial Services Committee Tuesday on the economy and monetary policy.
Employment-wise things are looking good . . . .
On March 13-14, CASA is hosting the Amplifying Advocacy: Hands to Serve, Hearts to Love Conference. Friday starts at 1 PM and ends at 6 PM. Saturday begins at 9 AM to 4:30 PM. The conference is for all professionals who work with children and families. They’ll have two keynote speakers, a panel of youth who have traversed the foster system and numerous speakers for a great lineup of breakout sessions. There are three tracks of sessions: Collaborative Family Engagement (CFE), Advocacy and Multidisciplinary Sessions. The cost for advocates is $35 and for other professionals—social workers, teachers and law enforcement—is $50. The fee includes lunch and snacks throughout the days. For more information, call Janet Davidson at 291-CASA, Extension 104.
At the last Huntsville City Council regular session, Huntsville Mayor Andy Brauninger gave everyone a heads-up on an upcoming major event in Huntsville—the celebration of Sam Houston’s Birthday and Texas Independence Day . . . .
The Shotgun Fred Barbecue Showdown is scheduled at the Walker County Fairgrounds Thursday, February 13th through Saturday, February 15th.
Spokesperson Stacy Lawler tells us more . . . .
For more information, go to shotgunfredbarbecue.com.