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Wednesday, January 26, 2022 - 12:43pm

Dayton residents and Whataburger enthusiasts alike were on hand for the Dayton Chamber of Commerce's Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the new Dayton Whataburger.

Wednesday, January 26, 2022 - 10:49am

The Liberty County Sheriff’s Office was notified at approximately 2:30am this morning of a burning vehicle underneath the FM 1409 bridge just south of the City of Dayton.

Monday, January 24, 2022 - 12:34pm

In the early morning hours of January 24th shortly after midnight, a Cleveland area resident was stopped at a stop sign in north Liberty County in his welding truck at the intersection of CR 3549 a

Thursday, January 20, 2022 - 12:00am

Liberty County commissioners appear to have rejected a petition by more than 100 residents in the greater Plum Grove area to place a measure on the upcoming May 2022 ballot to form the new Emergency Services District No. 8. According to County Attorney Matthew Poston, the petition was in order and submitted to the court just before the deadline to have it placed on the ballot. He said that while it had passed all legal measures for submission, the commissioners would need to approve the district on its merits.

Thursday, January 20, 2022 - 12:00am

Liberty County is a place that is so laid back and easygoing that time would seem to stand still at times. Yet the hand still circles the clock, and sand goes through the hourglass here just like everywhere else. Sunday, January 16, during the 11:00 am service, the officers, congregation, family, and friends gathered in Lakeland to pay homage to Reverend Gregory L. Bellard and Mrs. Kay Bellard for leading the flock as Pastor and First Lady for the past fifteen years.

Thursday, January 13, 2022 - 12:00am

Liberty County Judge Jay Knight, pictured with the family of the late John J. Hebert, declared January 15th as an annual “Day of Giving” in honor of his life at the Commissioners Court meeting on Tuesday. The Vindicator

News

Dayton residents and Whataburger enthusiasts alike were on hand for the Dayton Chamber of Commerce's Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the new Dayton Whataburger.

The Liberty County Sheriff’s Office was notified at approximately 2:30am this morning of a burning vehicle underneath the FM 1409 bridge just south of the City of Dayton. When Deputies arrived two bodies were found to be inside the car and FM 1409 was temporarily closed down until TxDot could check the structural integrity of the bridge.

In the early morning hours of January 24th shortly after midnight, a Cleveland area resident was stopped at a stop sign in north Liberty County in his welding truck at the intersection of CR 3549 and CR 3545 when two men in a white Chevrolet pulled in front of him blocking his attempt to drive forward.

Liberty County commissioners appear to have rejected a petition by more than 100 residents in the greater Plum Grove area to place a measure on the upcoming May 2022 ballot to form the new Emergency Services District No. 8. According to County Attorney Matthew Poston, the petition was in order and submitted to the court just before the deadline to have it placed on the ballot. He said that while it had passed all legal measures for submission, the commissioners would need to approve the district on its merits.

Sports

Emily Lowe scored 19 of her game-high 31 points in the second half, and the Tarkington Lady Horns got past Hardin 64-55 on Tuesday night in district action...

A big first half gave New Caney breathing room the rest of the way, and the Eagles eased past the Cleveland Indians 68-52 on Friday night in district play...

The Tarkington Longhorns started strong and never looked back as they rolled past Hardin 67-36 at home on Tuesday night in district play....

Last weekend, the Dayton Broncos soccer team participated in the GCCISD Invitational Tournament against some outstanding teams and came out without a loss...

Opinions

Jan 13, 2022 - 00:00

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission is again extending emergency food benefits this month, with more than $307 million in emergency allocations expected to help more than 1.5 million Texas households.

Jan 13, 2022 - 00:00

Why are patients at the Liberty hospital clinic having to wait out in the cold for their appointment? They don’t have a waiting room available and expect you to sit at a picnic table outside. The elderly lady ahead of my 77-year-old mom left because of it, so my mom didn’t have to sit outside in the freezing cold.

Dec 30, 2021 - 00:00

The Texas Department of Transportation has kicked off its statewide “Drive Sober. No Regrets” drunk driving prevention program for the holidays. Throughout the month, TxDOT has released videos of people who deal with the daily consequences of driving while impaired, either as an offender or survivor.

Dec 16, 2021 - 00:00

Blame it on La Niña.

Obituaries

Jan 24, 2022 - 14:17

Julia Plummer Simon, age 93, of Raywood, Texas went peacefully in her sleep to be with the Lord in the early morning hours of January 22. 2022. She was at home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Grand Coteau, Louisiana on February 14, 1928. She was the last surviving child out of eight born to Alfred and Elizabeth Stelley Plummer.

Jan 24, 2022 - 13:02

David Fisher, age 65, of Liberty, Texas, went to be with the Lord on January 20, 2022, after an arduous battle with renal disease. David was born in Liberty, Texas, on January 30, 1956, to Charles W. Fisher, Jr., and Barbara Holcombe Fisher. David loved God, his family, and his fellow man. He was a devoted and loving son to his parents, brother to Charles W.

Mildred “Darlene” Gartner Teel, “Granny” to most who knew her was born October 24, 1932 to Glen and Ada Gartner in Statesbury, MO and passed away Sunday, January 16, 2022 at the age of 89. She married her high school sweetheart, Gene Kenneth Teel Sr. on April 21, 1951. They moved to their longtime residence in Liberty, TX where they raised their two children. Darlene worked at the telephone office for many years, she worked as a secretary for a local plumber and was the church secretary at Central Baptist Church where she was a long-time member. Some of the things she enjoyed were holding church WMU meetings, gardening, tending her plants and flowers, putting puzzles together, watching the Game Show Network and viewing the birds on her back porch. She also loved playing canasta with her grandchildren, crafts, crochet and many other things, especially her family. No one met her that didn’t immediately love her. She had a kind soul and was faithful to her Lord and Savior. She read her bible faithfully every morning. When she was no longer able to attend church, she attended at home by watching on tv. She enjoyed talking about the Lord with anyone who crossed her path. Darlene loved her Lord, her family and her friends with all her heart. Darlene was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Gene K. Teel Sr.; brothers, Glen Edward Gartner Jr., Howard Eugene Gartner and Larry David Gartner; sisters, Vera Maude Tipton, Alberta LeNormand, and Mary Frances Coker, and daughter-in-law, Linda Teel. She leaves behind to cherish her memory; sister, Anita Cook; sons, Gene K. Teel Jr. and wife Cassandra and Glen E. Teel Sr.; grandchildren, Daniel Teel, Charissa Guin and Phillip, Glen Teel Jr. and wife Tracey, Angela Tomlinson and Craig, Cynthia Moore and Ray; great grandchildren, Dakota Guin and Caitlin, Natalie Guin and Jaycob and Emily Benson. She also leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews, dear friends and many “adopted” grandchildren. One of her nephews said it best; “She is not in pain and is walking the streets of gold as we speak. The Apostle Paul says to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. She is rejoicing this morning in the angel’s choir with all of our loved ones who went before us.”

Jan 13, 2022 - 00:00

Sewilla life journey began October 28,1935 in Clark, Texas. She was born to the late George Scott and Josephine Scott. She was preceded in death by husband Prentice James Scott, Sr., three children: Prentice James Scott Jr, Cynthia Ann Simmons, Roberta Scott. Two sisters: Willie Mae Thibodeaux, Juanita West and two brothers: Wesley Scott, Jimmy Scott. Her earthly journey transitioned to an external place on Sunday, January 9, 2022…she received her wings!