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HOMELAND SECURITY SECRETARY DISCUSSES UPCOMING MID-TERM ELECTIONS

Wednesday, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and FBI Director Christopher Wray testified before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee about Homeland Security Threats.

With the mid-terms ahead in a few weeks, one of the vulnerable areas focused on were the November elections.

Secretary Nielsen addressed the committee on what was being done to address security in the upcoming elections . . . .

POLICE NEWS

In Huntsville Police news, on the day shift Tuesday an unknown suspect passed forged checks in the 1200 block of Josey Street. In the 100 block of Northbound I-45 an unknown suspect threatened a public servant. In the 600 block of University Avenue, a known suspect threatened to cause serious bodily injury to another.

On the night shift Tuesday, a motorcycle was stolen in the 2000 block of 19th Street. At the corner of Montgomery Road and Sam Houston Avenue, Bethany Portela was arrested for DWI and possession of a controlled substance.

TAX REFORM 2.0 PASSES THE HOUSE

The office of Congressman and House Ways and Means Chairman, Kevin Brady, informs us that recently the House passed Tax Reform 2.0., three pieces of legislation meant to build on the results of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

They report the first bill, Protecting Family And Small Business Tax Cuts Act, will lock in the individual and small business tax cuts, helping families and small businesses thrive.

The second bill, the Family Savings Act, will help more middle-class American families and younger workers save for key life events like retirement, education and unexpected emergencies by expanding access to new and existing savings vehicles.

The third bill, the American Innovation Act, will help entrepreneurs move from the kitchen table to main street and beyond. It helps risk takers create jobs and invest in their communities.

THURSDAY 10/11/18 – CROSS COUNTRY & VOLLEYBALL HIGHLIGHT TODAY’S ACTION

A COUPLE OF DISTRICT TITLES WILL BE UP FOR GRABS TODAY AT KATE BARR ROSS PARK. THE HUNTSVILLE HORNETS & LADY HORNETS WILL BE THE HOSTS AS THE DISTRICT CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIP MEET TAKES PLACE. THE COMPETITION BEGAN AT 8AM.

IN VOLLEYBALL TODAY, THE STREAKING SHSU BEARKAT WOMEN HIT THE ROAD IN SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE ACTION. THE SAM WOMEN WILL BE IN THIBODAUX, LA., FOR A 6:30PM MATCH AGAINST NICHOLLS. ALSO TODAY THE ALPHA OMEGA LADY LIONS WILL PLAY AT HOME TODAY AS THEY FACE BRAZOSPORT CHRISTIAN IN A MATCH SCHEDULED TO BEGIN AT 6PM.

IN COLLEGE BASKETBALL, THE SHSU BEARKATS HAVE BEEN TABBED TO FINISH 6th IN THE UPCOMING SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE MEN’S SEASON. THE KATS WILL RETURN 7 PLAYERS FROM LAST YEAR’S SQUAD. STEPHEN F. AUSTIN WAS PICKED TO WIN THE TITLE IN A COACHES’ POLL RELEASED BY THE CONFERENCE ON WEDNESDAY. SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA WAS PREDICTED TO PLACE 2nd, FOLLOWED BY ABILENE CHRISTIAN AND LAMAR. THE KATS OPEN THEIR HOOPS SEASON AT HOME NOV. 6 AGAINST EAST TEXAS BAPTIST. FOR THE SAME WOMEN, THEY’VE BEEN PICKED TO FINISH 13th IN THEIR SEASON. THE WOMEN WILL OPEN NOV. 6 AT LSU.

IN FOOTBALL THIS WEEKEND, THE HUNTSVILLE HORNETS WILL BRING THEIR 4-&-1 RECORD INTO FRIDAY’S 10-5A DIVISION II MATCHUP AGAINST MONTGOMERY AT 7:30PM AT BOWERS STADIUM.

IN OTHER FOOTBALL NEWS, THE SHSU BEARKATS WILL BE ON THE ROAD FOR A SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE MATCHUP AGAINST NORTHWESTERN STATE IN A 6:05PM KICKOFF SATURDAY IN NATCHITOCHES, LA. SATURDAY’S GAME WILL BE BROADCAST LIVE ON 101.7 KSAM & THE BEARKAT SPORTS NETWORK.

IN THE NFL TODAY, THE DEFENDING SUPER BOWL CHAMPION PHILADELPHIA EAGLES VISIT NEW JERSEY TO TEST THE NEW YORK GIANTS IN A 7:20PM KICKOFF ON FOX & ON THE NFL NETWORK. IN ADDITION, THERE’S COLLEGE FOOTBALL ON THE TUBE TODAY AS WELL AS TEXAS STATE WILL HOST GEORGIA SOUTHERN AT 6:30PM ON ESPNU, WHILE TEXAS TECH WILL BE AT TCU AT 6:30 ON ESPN.

ON THE PGA TOUR, TODAY MARKS THE 1st ROUND OF THE CIMA CLASSIC IN MALAYSIA.

HURRICANE MICHAEL MOVING TOWARD FLORIDA PANHANDLE

Weather forecasters say that Hurricane Michael was upgraded today to “an extremely dangerous” Category 4 storm. Word is, it could be the most powerful storm to hit the Florida Panhandle area in 100 years.

This morning, Hurricane Michael’s winds were said to have increased to around 140 miles-per-hour. The storm is expected to make landfall in Florida this afternoon.

COMMISSIONERS LOOK AT ROAD DAMAGE ISSUES

In Walker County Commissioners’ Court Tuesday, Commissioner Ronnie White addressed heavy truck traffic on Walker County roads . . . .

Commissioner Henry commented that he has been conferring with Planning & Development Director Andy Isbell on the issue . . . .

Commissioner Daugette said he and others had visited with State Representative Ernest Bailes in regard to the issue. . . .

Commissioner White said he will look at the roads issue further and bring more information back to the court.

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