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WALKER COUNTY FAIR UPDATE

The Walker County Fair continues today as the Scramble Heifer Check-in is at 10 AM, and the Scramble Heifer Show is at 6 PM. The Non-livestock sale will be held tomorrow, Saturday, at 11 AM. The Freezer Sale will follow the Non-Livestock Sale.

TEXAS SENATE APPROVES SENATE BILL 7 REGARDING VOTING IN TEXAS

On Thursday, Republicans in the Texas Senate, in an overnight vote following hours of debate, passed Senate Bill 7. The bill would make it against the law for election officials, on a local basis proactively, to send out applications to voters to cast votes via the mail. Extended voting hours would be limited and drive-thru voting would be stopped.

The bill now heads to the Texas House.

BIDEN ANNOUNCED INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN THIS WEEK

If President Joe Biden’s proposed American Jobs Plan becomes reality, there will be massive improvement of America’s roads and bridges in this first part of his plan. .. .

The proposed plan also extends to the rail industry . . . .

The $2 trillion plan also includes hundreds of billions for the nation’s water infrastructure, new public schools, building upgrades, affordable homes, care giving for seniors and the disabled, electric vehicles and broadband internet.

Additionally, he is proposing what he calls the American Family Plan.

SAM HOUSTON MEMORIAL MUSEUM HOSTS “CARTOONING TEXAS”

Sam Houston Memorial Museum is now presenting “Cartooning Texas: One Hundred Years of Cartoon Art in the Lone Star State,” an exhibition developed by Maury Forman and Robert A. Calvert for the Center for Texas Studies at the University of North Texas with support from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The cartoons and politics of every decade are centered on hotly contested, controversial and colorful political campaigns—usually for the governor’s chair. In “Cartooning Texas” you will meet a fascinating array of flamboyant politicians, ranging from the controversial Governor Hogg to the remarkable Pappy O’Daniel.

“Cartooning Texas” is both a cartoon history of Texas politics and a history of political cartooning in Texas.

The exhibition will be available to the public from March 30 to May 29, 2021 in the exhibit gallery at the Katy & E. Don Walker, Sr. Education Center. Exhibit gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday noon to 4 p.m. For more information, contact the museum at 936.294.1832 or visit samhoustonmemorialmuseum.com.

WALKER COUNTY REPUBLICAN WOMEN FEATURE GUEST SPEAKER APRIL 19TH

The Walker County Republican Women invites the community to their afternoon April 19, 2021 meeting. Guest speaker will be Bunni Pounds, who is the Founder and President of Christians Engaged, an organization which emphasizes prayer, active participation in the voting process and engaging others about the importance of Christianity in politics.

Ms. Pounds’ presentation will begin at 5:30 p.m. after a short business meeting. The event will be held at the Walker Education Center, Gibbs Hall, lower level, located at 1402 19th St, Huntsville. For more information, email Walker County Republican Women @ walkercountyrepublicanwomen@gmail.com

Packaged light refreshments will be served.

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