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Two tiny houses are being built in Daisetta by the good folks at the Liberty County Housing Authority who are going the extra mile, and doing the work themselves, to help relieve the county’s housing shortage.

Some 48,000 gallons of wastewater was discharged into Maple Branch Creek in July of last year following an electrical failure at Camino Real Lift Station-H about 1,000 feet from the intersection of Paul Campbell Loop Road and Plum Grove, according to findings by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality in an agreed order signed Aug. 10, 2020.

All Dayton ISD staff members received an incredible vote of confidence and appreciation from the Dayton ISD School Board on Wednesday. Throughout the day, various Dayton ISD administrators and school board members met with the staff of each campus and all members of support staff throughout the district to deliver the news that brought tears to the eyes of many people.

Nov 19, 2020 - 12:25

The Galveston Historical Foundation announced late Wednesday night it is canceling its annual Victorian holiday festival Dickens on The Strand, just two weeks before the event was scheduled to occur.

The announcement comes in a week of major setbacks for festivals and events in Galveston as cases of the coronavirus continue to rise statewide.

Sports

The Dayton Broncos rolled up a season high in points and totaled 461 yards of offense but it would not be enough as Santa Fe quarterback Keyler Thompson accounted for six touchdowns to lead the Indians to a 56-35 win on Friday night at Houston Methodist Field at Bronco Stadium to spoil Homecoming.

Nov 12, 2020 - 00:00

A triple National Letter of Intentsigning ceremony was held Wednesday afternoon at the Liberty High School softball field for Jaylen Prichard, who signed to play ball at Easter Illinois University; Mikaelah Burkland, who will play at Stephen F. Austin University; and Kaci West who will play for Baylor University.

The Hamshire-Fannett Longhorns closed out their season Friday night at Liberty, and closed out the Panthers’ season, too, beating Liberty by 21-14 for the Longhorns’ first win of their district season. The Panthers got their first district win the week before at Bridge City, defeating the Cardinals, 15-12.

The Bronco Volleyball teams swept the Caney Creek Panthers tonight in the Bronco gym.

Led by Alana Ware’s hitting and Abigail Waller on the service line, the Freshman won 25-18 and 25-9.

Maiyah Phoummarath led the JV with many great passes and serves. Anna Kate Howeth did a nice job setting for the night.

Opinions

Nov 25, 2020 - 00:00

The Vindicator is two weeks away from her 133rd anniversary, Wednesday, Dec. 9. Despite a few upsets in recent years and a few changes in direction, this newspaper is back in the black and turning a healthy profit. It is even growing, slowly, gaining readers and expanding coverage. Hopefully, The Vindicator will continue to grow and prosper, and soon more locals will again realize the old gal’s value.

Nov 19, 2020 - 00:00

Dear SOS friends,

Oct 24, 2020 - 20:09

Given a choice between politicians and giant corporations on one side, telling us only the things we want to hear, and a news media on the other side telling us all of the hard things we do not want to hear, we should know who is telling us the truth.

Oct 24, 2020 - 16:08

It might be a bit odd to share something like this, but I think it speaks to something very odd — or perhaps some people very odd — in our community.

Obituaries

Nov 25, 2020 - 16:21

Loraine Tornatore, 81, previously of Liberty, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 24, at Verandes Assisted Living Facility in Fort Worth. She was born on Aug. 28, 1939 in Bagheria, Sicily in Italy.

Nov 21, 2020 - 12:13

James “Elton” Ambrose, 71, of Hardin was called home Thursday, Nov. 19. Elton was born in Liberty and raised in Hardin. He was the first of four sons born to O.F. “Buster” Ambrose and Dorothy Tullos Ambrose.

Nov 17, 2020 - 12:58

Jerry Duff Sr., age 76, of Liberty passed away on Sunday, Nov. 15, at his residence surrounded by his loving family. Jerry was born on Aug. 11, 1944 to parents Joe Elton Duff and Mildred Burch Duff.

Nov 10, 2020 - 12:00

Mary Sue Duff, 89, of Hull passed away on Sunday, Nov. 8, in Conroe. Mary Sue was born on Jan. 2, 1931 in Hearne, Texas, to parents Johnnie Lee Morgan Sr.