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Apr 9, 2020 - 00:00

Dominos pizza delivered a surprise to several area nursing homes and assisted living centers, including Magnolia Place in Liberty and Brighter Days in Dayton pictured here. 

Brookshire Brothers thanks its shoppers for joining with them to help contain the spread of COVID-19. 

Apr 7, 2020 - 19:59

Instructions from the Centers for Disease Control on making your own face mask can be downloaded here.

Apr 7, 2020 - 11:20

Liberty County has five more COVID-19 cases reported.

9: Male, 60-70, South Liberty County, mild symptoms, isolating at home

10: Female, 40-50, North Liberty County, mild symptoms, isolating at home

11: Female, 20-30, South Liberty County, mild symptoms, isolating at home

Sports

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.

After falling to Clear Brook, 8-6, earlier in the day, the Dayton Lady Broncos beat the Crosby Lady Cougars, 7-2, at the Crosby Tournament this afternoon. The Lady Coogs then fell to Channelview, 4-1.

Opinions

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.

The City of Dayton is working alongside Liberty County and our sister cities as we work to limit the spread of COVID-19. Questions about what is an essential business or essential activity have been asked and Liberty County has worked diligently to answer those questions.

Mar 26, 2020 - 19:35

As we all settle into a new normal for the time being, it can often be unsettling. I know that Texas and Texans are strong, and we will continue on and come back as strong as we were before. I encourage everyone to do your part in helping to slow the spread of this virus and help those around you who may be struggling.

Mar 26, 2020 - 18:21

A good many people are voicing their gratitude for our healthcare workers, and those healthcare providers deserve it. People are now thanking them the way we routinely see similar expressions of thanks for first responders and for servicemen and women.

Obituaries

Apr 10, 2020 - 13:10

Kenneth Wayne Stanley, 72, of Liberty passed away on Sunday, April 5, at his residence surrounded by his loving family. Kenneth was born on Oct. 2, 1947, in Port Arthur to the late Douglas Stanley and Veda Morgan.

Apr 6, 2020 - 20:45

Robin Ann Muncaster was born on July 21, 1946, and passed away on March 20 at the age of 73. She was born to Robert and Francis (Franny) Newkirk. Robin was raised in Houston on family acres off Memorial Drive called Mottville. She had a wonderful life in Houston riding horses, playing Bridge, swimming in the family pool, and always had a “Baby Kitty” by her side.

Mar 30, 2020 - 15:16

Marie Jones Johnston, 85, of Liberty peacefully passed away on March 28 at home in Liberty.  Marie was born Aug. 19, 1934 in Dayton to Weldon Jones and Gladys Alexander Jones. 

Roy “Howard” Payne, born Jan. 31, 1943 in Hull, passed away March 25 in Silsbee.