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Jul 31, 2020 - 23:34

The City of Cleveland said farewell Thursday to longtime employee Mary Hale, with the City for 14 years and now ready for a well-earned retirement.

 

Jul 30, 2020 - 20:08

On Thursday afternoon it was difficult to tell because of the masks but there were wide grins on the faces of all of the Liberty Elk Lodge No. 2019 members and LCSO personnel who attended the very gracious gift donation of 50 full face shield/droplet protection mask donated to the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office by the Elks Lodge.

Jul 30, 2020 - 19:59

Here are a few of the photos from the Dayton Enhancement Committee ribbon cutting held this evening for the city’s new public mural.

Jul 30, 2020 - 18:06

In the early morning hours of Thursday at approximately 3:am, three inmates from the Liberty County Jail managed to get out of their cells and into the enclosed perimeter yard before they were apprehended by jail personnel. According to Criminal Investigation Division Commander Capt.

Sports

Jul 30, 2020 - 00:00

With the opening day of Major League Baseball last Thursday and the restart of the NBA tonight, things seem to be opening back up. That is minus one thing, FANS! So as I have engaged myself in watching MLB and the NBA scrimmages I cannot get used to the fact there are no fans.

The United Methodist Men of First United Methodist Church of Dayton held their annual Kids to Camp Golf Classic July 18 at Tour 18 located in Humble. The money raised from the golf tournament is used to sponsor church scholarships to send kids to summer church camp, Relay For Life, sponsoring two elementary students with school supplies, fall and spring clothing, and birthday and Christmas gifts. The money is also used to support youth ministry.

The University Interscholastic League (UIL) is presenting modifications to the 2020-2021 UIL calendar and updated COVID-19 risk mitigation guidelines, set to take effect August 1, 2020.

Jun 25, 2020 - 16:15

It is a big day for Lance Mosley, recently graduated from West Hardin High School. He signed to play basketball next season at Victoria College. Beaumont’s KFDM came for an interview, and two or three dozen of his friends and family turned out to congratulate him.

Look for more about Mosley and more photos in next week’s edition of The Vindicator.

 

Opinions

Would you subscribe to a newspaper, any newspaper, if you could claim a tax credit for 80 percent of what the subscription cost you? If you run a local business, would a tax credit of up to $5,000 make it more likely for you to advertise in a newspaper?

Most people know that when there is a fire or medical emergency — or a global pandemic — first responders help keep us safe. What may be surprising for many Texans is that many of these first responders are there because of a local emergency services district, or ESD.

JACKSONVILLE, TEXAS — Senator Robert Nichols (R-Jacksonville) and Representative Ernest Bailes (R-Shepherd) congratulate the Cleveland Senior Citizens Center on the $10,000 donation they received from the BNSF Railway Company.

Jun 4, 2020 - 00:00

On the night of Dec. 16, 1773, the Sons of Liberty destroyed $1.7 million worth of private property to protest an act of the British government for which the corporate owners of the tea were in no way responsible.

Obituaries

Jul 30, 2020 - 20:22

Jaymie Darrell Tate, 74, of Dayton passed away peacefully on July 20, in Houston, with the love of his life, Linda Scheetz Tate, by his side. He was born on March 21, 1946, in Ullin, Illinois, to the late Bill and Vina Futrill Tate. Jaymie grew up in Golden Gate and attended Edwards County High School.

Jo Lynette Griffith Farabee, loving mother, wife and sister, passed away peacefully at home in Liberty, Tuesday, July 28, at the age of 51.

Jul 28, 2020 - 14:16

Ken Kimbro was born Jan. 5, 1951 to Seburn and Avis Kimbro in Shelby, Texas. He was one of five children. Ken had several passions including mudding, team roping, racing, and music. He had many hobbies and things he loved, being outdoors and spending time with friends was a common factor.

Victor Vincent Lemelle, 81, of Liberty passed away on Monday, July 20, at Houston Methodist Hospital in Baytown. He was born in Leonville, Lousiana, on March 23, 1939, to parents Lionel Lemelle and Cecilia Auzenne Lemelle.