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Friday, May 14, 2021 - 3:38pm

Dayton Community Development Corporation (DCDC), which is Dayton’s economic development entity, is pleased to announce the promotion of Tera Aguero to Economic Development Coordinator. In her new position, Tera will be responsibility business & community outreach, along with community development projects...

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 12:00am

The community gathered together at the east side of the Liberty County Courthouse in the shade of the Live Oak trees last week for the 26th Annual Liberty County Day of Prayer. Multiple church leaders from different denominations came from across the county to deliver messages and to lead...

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 12:00am

At a Dayton Special Called City Council meeting on Monday, officials from the City of Dayton took the Oath of Office following the May 1, 2021, City Council and Mayor elections. Dayton Municipal Judge Alan D. Conner administered the oaths to newly elected officials, Caroline Wadzeck, who was re-elected...

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 12:00am

City of Liberty officials took their oath of office at the Liberty City Council meeting on Tuesday night. Municipal Court Judge Michael R. Little administered the oaths of office to Liberty City Council members Libby Simonson and Diane Driggers, who were both re-elected to the positions as a part of the May 1, 2021, General Elections.

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 12:00am

In early 1818, French veterans of the Napoleonic Wars led by Generals Charles Lallemand and Antoine Rigaud founded a colony of refugees on the Trinity River somewhere between Moss Bluff and Atascosito. The colony was named Champ d’Asile, translated “Asylum Field.” Today, after decades of archaeological...

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 12:00am

Liberty County Judge Jay Knight proclaimed the month of May as Elder Abuse and Awareness Month at the Liberty County Commissioners Court on Tuesday.

News

Dayton Community Development Corporation (DCDC), which is Dayton’s economic development entity, is pleased to announce the promotion of Tera Aguero to Economic Development Coordinator. In her new position, Tera will be responsibility business & community outreach, along with community development projects...

COVID-19 COMMUNITY VACCINE UPDATE FOR TEXAS EMERGENCY HOSPITAL VACCINE HUB

Each year, Lamar University has the pleasure of honoring outstanding alumni leaders in community service and philanthropy, business and civic engagement. This year Mr. Larry Norwood has been selected to receive the highest award Lamar University bestows upon its graduates. He was honored on May 7...

At the Liberty City Council meeting on Tuesday night, Liberty Mayor Carl Pickett proclaimed the month of May as Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month.

The proclamation urges the community to become aware of the dangers...

Sports

She could take over a game at any time when she was on the volleyball court. Liberty Senior, Abbie Knepper led the Lady Panthers to the Regional Quarterfinals this year and is now being rewarded with a scholarship to Howard Payne University in Brownwood, Texas. Knepper, who had been playing on varsity...

You could go a month without seeing a team hit three triples. Well, on Friday night at Shadow Creek High School in Pearland, the Liberty Panthers hit three in the first inning in putting up five runs in the opening frame and then added nine more runs in the second inning to easily take care of the...

On Friday evening at Lamar University’s girls’ softball stadium, the Hardin Lady Hornets saw their season come to an end to a tough Woodville Lady Eagles team in two games, 8-0 and then 20-2. In both games, it was Woodville jumping out to big early leads. In game one of the 3-A Region III Area Championship...

The 2021 baseball season came to an end on Monday at home for the Dayton Broncos as they fell to New Caney 6-2. Dayton jumped out in front early on with a run in their first at-bat. Preston Byrd doubled to start things off and then moved to third on a Victor Zuniga groundout. With two-outs, Byrd then stole home...

Opinions

At the end of this week, we’ll only have three weeks left in this year’s legislative session. These last three weeks are some of the most intense weeks, with long hours and lots of bills to read. A number of deadlines begin to crop up during this time. For example, May 26th is the last day for the Senate to consider all bills...

Last week, the House passed its version of the state budget for the next two years. It differs in some significant ways from the budget the Senate passed. In order to reconcile our differences, we’ll convene a conference committee with 5 members from each chamber to work out the details. I’m honored to once again serve as a conferee for the state budget.

On April 21, 1836, General Sam Houston led the Texan Army in a decisive victory over General Santa Anna in the Battle of San Jacinto. The fighting lasted a mere 18 minutes. Though Santa Anna escaped the battlefield and fled, he was captured the next day and held as a prisoner of war for about three weeks until...

This week the Senate unanimously passed Senate Bill 5, a bill I authored that would address broadband access across the state. I appreciate the support of my colleagues and the leadership from the House author Rep. Trent Ashby.

Obituaries

May 14, 2021 - 12:05

Bobbie Wayne Beard, 67, of Devers, Texas passed away on Monday, May 10, 2021. He was born on October 2, 1953 in Dayton, Texas to parents Noble and Eva Gay Beard who preceded him in death along with his brother, Johnny Beard; sister, Lois Weesner and sister, Sandra Roberts...

May 13, 2021 - 15:33

Joseph “Joe” Tyrone Donatto, age 78, passed on May 5, 2021, in Fresno, Texas, following a brief illness.  Joseph was born in Liberty (Ames), Texas, on July 21, 1942, to Freddie M. Donatto and Ora A. Geary...

May 13, 2021 - 00:00

Terry Lee Rodabaugh, 65, of Liberty, Texas passed away Wednesday, May 5, 2021. Terry was born on April 14, 1956 in Davison, Michigan to parents Leroy and Wanda Rodabaugh. Terry was preceded in death by his parents; and his sisters, Cathy Parrow and Pam Estes, and brother Sam Shears Sr. “Shorty”

May 6, 2021 - 00:00

Robert C. Mann passed away peacefully from this life on May 3, 2021. He was born in Ft. Worth, Texas on October 29, 1941 to Mary Alice and Truitt Mann. He moved to Liberty forty-five years ago where he met and married his wife of forty-four years, Linda Mann...