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ECONOMIST LARRY KUDLOW EXPLAINS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TRUMP & BIDEN

In an effort to kick start economic growth, National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow tells reporters that the Trump Administration is considering possible middle income and capital gains tax cuts, but not via an Executive Order.

Mr. Kudlow explained how he sees the difference between Donald Trump and Joe Biden . . . .

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

The Walker County Office of Emergency Management reports that as of Tuesday, August 11, at 5 PM, there were among regular residents in the county 785 active cases of coronavirus, with 501 recovered and 6 deceased.

Among TDCJ offenders in the county, there were 166 active cases reported with 1,910 recovered.

Among TDCJ employees in the county, there were 113 active cases with 292 recovered.

The next community testing will be on August 15, 18, and 25, 8 AM to 4 PM, at the Walker County Fairgrounds. Symptoms do not have to be present to be tested. Registration will be performed on-site. A valid I-D is required at the test site.

JOE BIDEN CHOOSES KAMALA HARRIS AS HIS VP RUNNING MATE

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has chosen California Senator Kamala Harris as his vice-presidential running mate.

Ms. Harris is 55. She is the first Black woman with Indian heritage to be nominated for national office by a major political party.

She spent much of her career as a prosecutor. She attended Howard University in Washington, D.C. Senator Harris is the second Black woman ever elected to the Senate.

SHSU RANKS AMONG SAFEST UNIVERSITIES IN TEXAS

Sam Houston State University has been recognized as one of the safest campuses in Texas, according to a new Safest College Campuses report. From the top ten list, SHSU is ranked No. 4.

YourLocalSecurity.com based its list on analysis of crimes statistics on and near Texas campuses that are reported annually to the U.S. Department of Education and the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report.

SHSU’s Public Safety Services team, overseeing the University Police Department, Emergency Management and Parking & Transportation, coordinate with departments and services across campus and the community to ensure protection and crime prevention.

HUNTSVILLE POLICE NEWS

In Huntsville Police news, on Saturday Artimio Martinez was arrested for evading and possession of a controlled substance in the 600 block of I-45 South. In the 2800 block of Lake Road, Prestine Yvette Shorter was arrested for disorderly conduct. A known suspect assaulted a victim in the 700 block of U-S 190.

On Sunday, an assault was investigated in the 2200 block of Bobby K. Marks Drive. In the 100 block of Brunch Avenue, Massa Giddens was arrested for public intoxication with 3 prior convictions.

On Monday, an unknown suspect intentionally set a fire and damaged city property in the 2200 block of Sam Houston Avenue. In a case of criminal mischief in the 1800 block of Normal Park Drive, several unknown suspects used a stolen vehicle to damage an ATM. In the 1600 block of State Highway 30 East, an unknown person stole a car-hauler trailer. A commercial burglary was investigated in the 1300 block of University Drive. A possibly known suspect stole a lawnmower in the 1100 block of El Road. Demarquis Robinson was arrested in the 1400 block of Brazos Drive for assault in family violence, possession of drug paraphernalia and on a Houston County warrant for failure to appear on criminal trespass.

In Huntsville Police news, on Saturday Artimio Martinez was arrested for evading and possession of a controlled substance in the 600 block of I-45 South. In the 2800 block of Lake Road, Prestine Yvette Shorter was arrested for disorderly conduct. A known suspect assaulted a victim in the 700 block of U-S 190.

On Sunday, an assault was investigated in the 2200 block of Bobby K. Marks Drive. In the 100 block of Brunch Avenue, Massa Giddens was arrested for public intoxication with 3 prior convictions.

On Monday, an unknown suspect intentionally set a fire and damaged city property in the 2200 block of Sam Houston Avenue. In a case of criminal mischief in the 1800 block of Normal Park Drive, several unknown suspects used a stolen vehicle to damage an ATM. In the 1600 block of State Highway 30 East, an unknown person stole a car-hauler trailer. A commercial burglary was investigated in the 1300 block of University Drive. A possibly known suspect stole a lawnmower in the 1100 block of El Road. Demarquis Robinson was arrested in the 1400 block of Brazos Drive for assault in family violence, possession of drug paraphernalia and on a Houston County warrant for failure to appear on criminal trespass.

PRESIDENTIAL ADVISOR KELLYANNE CONWAY COMMENTS ON RETIREMENT OF SEATTLE’S POLICE CHIEF

Following the Seattle City Council’s vote to rip out $3 million from the local police department’s budget this week, the City’s first Black Police Chief, Carmen Best, announced her retirement.

The council’s action was not, however, as harsh as Black Lives Matter’s demands to instead redistribute 50 percent of funds designated for police to community programs.

Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway commented on Chief Best’s departure from the force outside the White House Tuesday . . . .

FIRST WHITE COAT CEREMONY HELD FOR SHSU’S COLLEGE OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE

Sam Houston State University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine made history last Saturday by holding their first White Coat ceremony. The formality is the initial step for the inaugural class of 75 diverse, first-year medical students.  This is the first medical school located in Montgomery County and the state’s third osteopathic medical school.

Student Doctor from Little Elm, Texas, Hunter Peach, commented on the event she participated in . . . .

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

The Walker County Office of Emergency Management reports that as of 4 PM, Monday, August 10, that there were 738 active cases in the county, with 501 recovered and 6 deceased. Fifty-four new community cases were reported since August 6.

Among TDCJ offenders in the county, there were 165 active cases reported with 1,920 recovered.

Among TDCJ employees in the county, there were 113 active cases reported with 282 recovered.

The next community testing is today, 8 AM to 4 PM, at the Walker County Fairgrounds. Symptoms do not have to be present to test. Registration will be performed on-site. A valid I-D is required at the test site.

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