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Thursday, June 13, 2024 - 12:00am

TARKINGTON — School safety continues to be one of the highest priorities for campuses across the country, and for one area district, a $100k infusion is going a long way to improve efforts.

Thursday, June 13, 2024 - 12:00am

DAYTON — This Saturday, June 15, voters will select a new city council person in a first-ever runoff election.

Thursday, June 13, 2024 - 12:00am

DAYTON — It was a fun filled night as the community came out and enjoyed some tasty treats, good conversation and celebrated the Taste of Dayton.

The community really showed up and out to support their local businesses and enjoy the game night themed event, as many of the booths had well known games, including blasts from the past like Candyland, Where’s Waldo, Mouse Trap, to name a few.

Wednesday, June 12, 2024 - 1:06pm

LIBERTY – After being tabled at the May city council meeting, golf carts were the hot-button issue this week as leaders decided what route to take regarding much-needed carts at the Liberty Municipal Golf Course.  

Ultimately, a decision was made, but not before a lengthy debate, which saw three separate votes, before the council could find an agreeable solution. 

Sunday, June 9, 2024 - 3:02pm

PLUM GROVE — A shooting in the Colony Ridge area is under investigation by the Liberty County Sheriff's Office after two me

Thursday, June 6, 2024 - 12:00am

HUNTSVILLE — The past year has been challenging for Wiliam “Trey Harris,” with the Colony Ridge development under constant scrutiny lawsuits on the Federal and State levels, and he now finds himself incarcerated.

News

TARKINGTON — School safety continues to be one of the highest priorities for campuses across the country, and for one area district, a $100k infusion is going a long way to improve efforts.

DAYTON — This Saturday, June 15, voters will select a new city council person in a first-ever runoff election.

Jun 13, 2024 - 00:00

DAYTON — It was a fun filled night as the community came out and enjoyed some tasty treats, good conversation and celebrated the Taste of Dayton.

The community really showed up and out to support their local businesses and enjoy the game night themed event, as many of the booths had well known games, including blasts from the past like Candyland, Where’s Waldo, Mouse Trap, to name a few.

LIBERTY – After being tabled at the May city council meeting, golf carts were the hot-button issue this week as leaders decided what route to take regarding much-needed carts at the Liberty Municipal Golf Course.  

Ultimately, a decision was made, but not before a lengthy debate, which saw three separate votes, before the council could find an agreeable solution. 

Sports

Jun 13, 2024 - 10:15

SETCA Boys All-Star Soccer  

East 4 West 2 

 

MONT BELVIEU — In a record- setting night at the 21st Bayou Bowl, Clear Falls quarterback Landon Vessel passed for 425 yards and seven touchdowns to lead the East to a 62-21 victory over the West on Saturday night at Eagle Stadium.

Jun 13, 2024 - 00:00

LIBERTY — The Liberty Lady Panthers are still dealing with the sting following the loss in this year’s state title game, but they received high praise from their coach and Mayor John Hebert Jr on Tuesday night.

CLEVELAND — Every season under Cleveland Head Coach Alyssa Hollie the Lady Indians have taken steps forward as they compete on the diamond.

Opinions

Jun 13, 2024 - 00:00

Residents in a total of 35 Texas counties now qualify for individual disaster assistance following a series of severe storms and flooding that began in late April, The Dallas Morning News reported.

House Speaker Dade Phelan, R-Beaumont, narrowly won reelection in a hotly contested runoff race and has vowed to seek his third term as speaker, drawing threats from Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton to oppose any of his supporters in the 2024 primary.

“ I’ve done it twice, Phelan told The Dallas Morning News. “I’ll do it a third time.” But Patrick was quick to threaten opposition to any representative supporting Phelan’s bid.

Seven Texas counties have been approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency for grants for emergency work and replacement of disaster- damaged public infrastructure, after severe weather and flooding struck much of Deep East Texas, Gov. Gregg Abbott’s office reported. Counties eligible for FEMA’s Public Assistance program include Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, Polk, San Jacinto, Trinity and Walker.

Texas House Democrats are urging Gov. Greg Abbott to call a special session to increase public school funding, while Abbott is criticizing them for opposing legislation last year that tied increased funding to his pet project — school vouchers. The Austin American- Statesman reported the Democrats sent a letter, written by Rep. Jon Rosenthal, D- Houston, calling for a 30- day special session focused on both increasing per- student funding and investing more in school safety.

“Our public schools are the bedrock of our communities, and it’s imperative we provide them with the resources they need to thrive,” Rosenthal said.

Obituaries

Margaret Patricia Gay (Pat) O’Connor peacefully passed away at her home June 8, 2024 at one hundred years of age. A loving Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother, Pat was born July 27, 1923, in Dayton, Texas to parents Frank E Gay and Mary Welder Gay.

Jun 10, 2024 - 17:02

Jackie Sue Hubbert, 88, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 7, 2024, in Liberty, Texas. She was born on August 6, 1935, in Lawn, Texas, to the late James Vance and Liddie Bell Preslar. Eventually the Preslar family moved to Houston, and while growing up there, Jackie and her cousin Bobbie Ruth were members of the Knothole Gang, supporting the Houston Buffaloes minor league team.

Jun 6, 2024 - 00:00

Linda Marie Simien, aged 75, passed away peacefully at home on May 25, 2024. She was born on March 16, 1949, in Liberty, Texas, to Julia and Elie Simon. She was a proud resident of Raywood, Texas, where she attended Woodson High School until 1966.

May 28, 2024 - 11:58

Naomi Dean Griffin, 79, of Spring, Texas passed away on May 21, 2024.