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News

May 28, 2020 - 16:00

Shortly before noon today Liberty Police received a call about an F-250 that had been taken from the 2800 Block of Jefferson Drive. Police were in the area and began checking all of the roads leading from that area.

AUSTIN — Governor Greg Abbott today issued a proclamation expanding additional services and activities that can open under Phase II of the state's plan to safely and strategically open.

Donna Culbertson and Hannah Watson are Hull-Daisetta secondary and elementary campus Teachers of the Year for 2019-2020. Both educators were earlier recognized as Teacher of the Month.

Liberty native Glenn Blake was inducted into the Texas Institute of Letters this month, and with the ceremony cancelled because of the pandemic, in its place the Institute sponsored a virtual event with readings by each new inductee reading passages of his or her work.

Sports

May 28, 2020 - 00:00

Summer Strength and Conditioning Camp

Autum Champagne qualified for her fourth state powerlifting meet with her second place regional finish this past Saturday morning.

Coach Kay Tebo is very excited, “Congratulations! Look out state, here they come!”

It looks like Coach Ken McCarther has lit a fire under those Tarkington Longhorns. They are 6-3 after this weekend’s wins over Splendora, 7-4; Coldspring-Oakhurst, 8-2; Liberty 10-3; and Shepherd, 9-0.

Against Liberty Friday, Longhorn Trace Shirley slugged for two triples. Dee Brandon and Blake Ellington each doubled for the Horns.

Opinions

The following was written by Chief Vine in response to the recent incident in Minneapolis which ended in the tragic death of George Floyd.

May 21, 2020 - 00:00

The media is failing on a fundamental level to report the pandemic in the one way reportage would matter most. This is, I hope, the greatest drama of our time, yet it is the first such worldwide crisis in two centuries that has no human face in the public media.

Why doesn’t the media report when COVID-19 cases have recovered?

Why? Math. That’s why.

I’m a current student at the University of Texas at Austin. Recently, I began reading “Fashion Industry’s Carbon Impact Bigger than Airline Industry,” published by CBS, and I was astonished by the high contribution that apparel manufactures play in the rapid increase of effects resulting from human-caused climate change.

Obituaries

May 27, 2020 - 10:07

Marilyn Rhea Hensley, 76, of Liberty passed away on Sunday, May 24. She was born in Goose Greek to parents Warren D. Martin and Frances Carter Martin.

Marilyn was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend.

James Michael “Mike” Musselwhite Martinez, 38, departed this life prematurely on Tuesday, May 19, in his home in Houston, surrounded by his loving family and close friends. He was born on Feb. 25, 1982, in Baytown to Patricia Ann Hall Musselwhite and the late James Donald “Rusty” Musselwhite of Liberty.

May 21, 2020 - 20:16

Jana Marie Buchanan, 76, of Liberty passed away tragically on Tuesday, May 19, at her residence. Jana, the daughter of the late James Henry Elam and Janrose Triplett Elam was born on Feb. 22, 1944 in Covington, Kentucky.

Carolyn Hanchey Barrett, 72, of Hardin passed away on Thursday, May 14, at her home. She was born on Aug. 18, 1947 in Liberty to parents, Conious Earl Hanchey and Nettie P. Jones Hanchey, who preceded her in death along with her daughter-in-law, Julie Barrett.