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“Korea: Beyond The Fake News” Presentation At SHSU

Sam Houston State University will host Suzy Kim, an award-winning historian on North Korea, on Friday, Feb. 23 at 10 a.m. in Academic Building IV Olson Auditorium Room 220.

During her visit, Kim will provide the university community with new insights on North Korea and the Korean crisis during her lecture “Korea: Beyond the Fake News.”

Kim’s talk will draw on her extensive research of rarely seen archival material to provide a more nuanced understanding of the social and political changes that North Korea underwent during its early years in the post-World War II period. By examining these historical developments, this lecture will shed light on contemporary North Korea and the tensions in the peninsula.

Council Approves Design Contract for Police & Fire Station

At Tuesday night’s meeting of the Huntsville City Council, councilmembers discussed approval of the contract with Architect Design Group for the design of the Huntsville Police and Fire Department Proposition/Bond Project #1.

Councilmember Ron Allen raised objections to the placement of the proposed project on the site of the former Ella Smither Geriatric Center . . . .

Councilmember Olson asked Architect Design Group architect Melissa Brand-Vokey, “Is there anything about this site that gives you heartburn?” . . . .

Councilmembers approved the design part of the project. They were, however, only voting on the design part of the Police and Fire Department building, and not the approval of the site.

Early Voting Update

Walker County elections manager Julie Cooper reports that the total number of voters checked-in during the first day of early voting, Tuesday, February 20th was ­­­494; of those voters, 34 voted in the Democratic Primary, and 460 in the Republican Primary.

Primary elections are unique in that they are elections held by each individual political party to determine which candidates will appear on the November General Election ballot. Voters may cast their vote in either the Democratic Primary Election or the Republican Primary Election, Monday thru Friday, 8:00 am thru 5:00 pm between now and Friday, March 2nd at the Walker County Annex, Room 101. Election Day will be Tuesday, March 6th.

2018 Wall Of Honor Recipients At SHSU

The SHSU College of Humanities and Social Sciences honored four individuals on Feb. 16th who brought distinction and honor to the college through their accomplishments and service.

Selected for recognition on the 2018 Wall of Honor were, alumni Robert Mann and George Miles Jr., and faculty members Mary Alice Conroy and Ralph Pease III.

The ceremony took place at 5:30 p.m. in the Lowman Student Center Ballroom at Sam Houston State University, followed by a dinner honoring the recipients.

Community Invited To Huntsville ISD CTE Student Showcase

Huntsville ISD celebrates February as Career & Technical Education (CTE) Month. “Celebrate Today, Own Tomorrow!” is the theme and the perfect time to call attention to the district’s Career & Technical Education Department. They are very proud to spotlight the outstanding course offerings at Huntsville High School as well as a variety of internships, licensing, and certification opportunities made available to our students. Come see first-hand what their students are learning as they share their projects in a wide variety of programs at a CTE Student Showcase this Thursday, February 22. They invite parents, community members, and business leaders to this come & go style Public Open House from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm in the Huntsville High School small practice gymnasium located at 515 FM 2821 East. Attendees should enter campus from FM 2821 onto Hornet Way and park in the back lot across from the Joe Clements Field House. The public access point for this event will be the rear campus entrance by the Commons area. Directional signage will be available for those who are unfamiliar with the campus. For more information please call, 936-435-6132.

Free Basic Computer Classes

Do you want to get more comfortable with computers or update your skills? If your answer is yes, then register for free Basic Computer Classes held at the Huntsville Public Library. Classes will be on Tuesdays in March from 10 – 11 a.m. These classes will feature using the mouse, typing, emailing, and Internet browsing. Class size is limited and registration is required. A library card is needed to participate in the classes. If you don’t have a card, bring your ID. Adults 17 and older can register for classes online at, or call the IT Reference Desk at 936-291-5485.

Congressman Brady Visits Huntsville

Congressman Kevin Brady visited Huntsville Monday afternoon and addressed those attending from the community at the Chamber on several issues, including the deficit, social security, minimum wage, immigration, DACA and a visa tracking system.

Initially, the congressman’s primary focus was on the recent successful passage of a tax reform bill. Mr. Brady, Chairman of the House, Ways and Means committee is proud of how the new bill is affecting the economy in a positive way . . . .

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