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Thursday, July 18, 2024 - 5:35pm

LIBERTY — A Liberty County Jury handed down a guilty verdict Thursday against a man accused of planning the murder of anoth

Thursday, July 18, 2024 - 12:00am

LIBERTY — A former hospital CEO embroiled in charges of sexual assault of a child pled guilty to two counts and must register as a sex offender for life.

Thursday, July 18, 2024 - 12:00am

The fallout from Hurricane Beryl is finally easing up across the county, as power has been restored to most homes and businesses while many continue to clean up debris.

Thursday, July 18, 2024 - 12:00am

Opioid-related deaths in Texas have risen almost 200% since 2006, according to state data, but thanks to a state-funded grant, both the Liberty fire and police departments have access to Narcan, a medication crucial for reversing opioid overdoses.

Wednesday, July 17, 2024 - 10:09am

Work and repairs on the Lake Livingston Dam continue. As of today, the lake level is at 129.81 feet above mean sea level (msl).

Tuesday, July 16, 2024 - 1:29pm

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today sent a letter to the President and Chief Executive Officer of CenterPoint Energy, Jason P. Wells, directing him to adequately prepare CenterPoint Energy for the next severe weather event in Southeast Texas by improving its preparation and response practices.

News

LIBERTY — A Liberty County Jury handed down a guilty verdict Thursday against a man accused of planning the murder of another man he reportedly once sexually abused. 

LIBERTY — A former hospital CEO embroiled in charges of sexual assault of a child pled guilty to two counts and must register as a sex offender for life.

The fallout from Hurricane Beryl is finally easing up across the county, as power has been restored to most homes and businesses while many continue to clean up debris.

Opioid-related deaths in Texas have risen almost 200% since 2006, according to state data, but thanks to a state-funded grant, both the Liberty fire and police departments have access to Narcan, a medication crucial for reversing opioid overdoses.

Sports

Jul 18, 2024 - 00:00

Strength & Conditioning Camps Dayton Broncos Strength & Conditioning Dates: July 24-26 July 29-31 Time: 8 – 11:30 a.m.

LIBERTY — Summer is synonymous with baseball and youngsters across the state are embroiled in all-star tournaments, and one local squad will compete for state this weekend. Liberty’s 14U All-Stars will make the trip to Longview July 19-22 after finishing in third place at the District Tournament in Division I. The team from Liberty competes in the Ranger Division.

LIBERTY — It should be an exciting season for the Liberty Panthers football team and new Head Coach Kendrick Harrison as they move districts and find a new slate of competition.

DAYTON — Former Bronco Cross Country standout Isaac Ramirez will be far from home as he takes his talents to Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa, this fall.

Ramirez joined the Broncos cross country team under the tutelage of Head Coach Michael Asbill when he was a sophomore and got off to a slow start. Then, a few meets into the season at the Nederland Invitational, something clicked, and he knocked almost two minutes off his best time just in one race.

Opinions

More than 2 million Texans lost power when Hurricane Beryl hit the Texas coast, and Gov. Greg Abbott wants to know why. The Austin American-Statesman reported Abbott has ordered the Public Utility Commission to conduct an immediate study into why the Houston area has again been hit by widespread power outages.

A year after a new state law ended mandatory water breaks in Texas, a proposed federal rule would protect millions of workers from the risks caused by extreme heat, The Texas Tribune reported.

Jul 4, 2024 - 00:00

With the Fourth of July bringing a possible four- day weekend for lucky Texans, the Texas A&M Forest Service urges outdoor enthusiasts to exercise fire safety outdoors, especially when using fireworks or starting campfires to roast hot dogs and toast marshmallows.

The chief of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas told state lawmakers recently that the state’s power demand could nearly double in just six years. The reasons: population growth, new requests for grid connections, and a rise in requests from data centers and other heavy users.

Obituaries

Jul 22, 2024 - 14:55

Sidney Samuel Hollis Jr. (Sammy) was born on August 27, 1962, in Pasadena, Texas, to Sidney Hollis Sr. (Sam) and Janet Erickson. On July 4, 2024, at the age of 61, Sammy peacefully passed away in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his loved ones. 

Jul 15, 2024 - 12:41

Alvis Bryant Harvey Jr., born on June 14, 1962, in Houston, TX, has entered into eternal rest on June 30, 2024, at the age of 62. Alvis was a beloved father, grandfather and partner. 

Jul 11, 2024 - 00:00

After 83 years, Gregg Shivers has left Hull, Texas.

Clarence Gregg Shivers was born in Hull, Texas, on October 5, 1940, and died in Hull, Texas on July 4, 2024.

Jul 11, 2024 - 00:00

Dean Voan, a faithful servant who loved his family dearly, peacefully passed away on June 30, 2024. He was born on March 8, 1936 in Oakhurst, Texas. Dean was the beloved son of Mark Jake Voan and Mary Zelma Durdin Voan. He is preceded in death by his parents, as well as his sister, Ruth Adele Moore, brother, Morris Hulen (Buddy) Voan, his niece, Carolyn Moore Rushing, and half-brother, Charles Wilburn Voan.