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Feb 18, 2020 - 13:27

On Feb. 17, at approximately 0630 hours, officers of the Dayton Police Department were dispatched to the 10,000 block of SH 146 in reference to a major vehicle collision. Upon arrival, officers found that three vehicles were involved in the crash.

Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security is extending the CDBG-DR Buyout application period through Tuesday, March 31, 2020. Montgomery County has been awarded funding through the federally funded Community Development Block Grant for Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) for homeowners who were impacted by the 2016 floods and Hurricane Harvey in 2017.

According to the Bozeman Daily Chronicle, four people in the West Yellowstone area of Montana have been charged in connection to the death of 12-year-old James Alex Hurley, formerly of Cleveland, Texas.

Beginning in June, Dayton residents can expect to make the same adjustment to once weekly trash collection as Liberty residents are now slowly coming to accept. 

Sports

Feb 17, 2020 - 18:35

🥎 The Hardin Lady Hornets beat Kelly today, 11-3, with Emmah Hebert slugging for two doubles and Reese Parker for one. 

Parker got her double as first at bat at the top of the first. She then made third on a passed ball and then came in on Hebert’s first double. 

This group, the Hull-Daisetta eighth-grade Lady Cats, just completed basketball season undefeated. Amazingly, they were undefeated in volleyball season as well. In fact, this group was also undefeated last year in their seventh-grade volleyball and basketball seasons.

Opening day for Cleveland Youth Baseball Association (CYBA) is set for March 21 with team tryouts and drafts scheduled for Feb. 15.

The Hardin Lady Hornets had to deal with foul trouble and too many turnovers and the combination usually does not fare well and East Chambers took advantage at home with a 45-33 win in a big district tilt.

Opinions

The clock is ticking… March 16 is the last day to make what is likely one of the most important business decisions you will make for your farming operation this year.

Jan 17, 2020 - 13:32

My name is Gordon Bean and I want to be your next Liberty County Precinct 4 Constable.

The Texas State Teachers Association opposes a new set of rules, proposed by Education Commissioner Mike Morath, that would significantly increase opportunities for charter school chains to expand in Texas, at a potential cost of hundreds of millions of additional dollars to taxpayers and public school districts.

Jan 9, 2020 - 00:00

Conroe Attorney, Jay Wright, who has done more than 117 appellate cases and practiced civil and criminal law for more than 34 years, has announced his candidacy for Chief Justice of the 9th Court of Appeals based in Beaumont, Texas. The position is being vacated by retiring Chief Justice Steve McKeithen.

Obituaries

Charles “Charlie” Leonard Hard, 80, of Liberty passed away on Feb. 15, at Houston Methodist Hospital in Baytown. He was born on Jan. 23, 1940 to parents Leonard Hard and Lois E. Thomas.

Byron Jay “BJ” Varnadore, 64, of Liberty passed away on Feb. 16, at his residence surrounded by his loving family. BJ was born on May 2, 1955 in Gardena, California, to parents J. Cue “Jake” Varnadore and Rena Mae Singleton.

Barbara “Bobbie” Loujuana Woods Herlitz, 89, of Liberty passed away Wednesday, Feb. 12, in Houston.  Bobbie was born Feb. 15, 1930 in Beaumont to parents Wilber Glenn Woods and Loda Marie Harrington Woods Mansfield.  

Feb 15, 2020 - 19:52

Patsy Nell Gimnick, 81, of Liberty passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 12, in San Antonio. She was born Sept. 4, 1938, in Hull to Barney Ewing and Josie Deckert Ewing.

She is preceded in death by her parents; and brothers, Don and Eugene Ewing.