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Thursday, February 22, 2024 - 12:00am

DAYTON — There was a buzz in the atmosphere as the 5th annual Cops vs. Kids was set to tip-off, and the kids from Just Amazing Youth Sports were filled with high energy and enthusiasm for the big game.

Thursday, February 22, 2024 - 12:00am

LIBERTY – The stakes were high as the community came out to support the Liberty ISD Education Foundation and help fund educational opportunities not commonly available to students.

Thursday, February 22, 2024 - 12:00am

Fiona Johnson earns Grand Champion Honors and $10K scholarship

Tuesday, February 20, 2024 - 12:18pm

DAYTON — One boy's mission to live life to the fullest has inspired many in l

Monday, February 19, 2024 - 9:18am

LUFKIN - Although things got tight in the fourth quarter, the Liberty Lady Pa

Thursday, February 15, 2024 - 12:00am

It is that time again when voters prepare to head to the polls, cast their votes, and help decide the nominees in both the Republican and Democrat parties.

News

Feb 22, 2024 - 00:00

The deadline for a place on the May 4 uniform election ballot came last Friday, and several key races are taking shape in cities across the county.

Feb 22, 2024 - 00:00

LIBERTY — As the deadline for candidates to file the necessary paperwork for a place on the May ballot came and went, candidates The Central Appraisal District Board of Directors is nothing new as the group oversees the CAD, including hiring a Chief Appraiser, budgeting responsibilities, and other duties under the Tax Code.

Feb 22, 2024 - 00:00

DAYTON — There was a buzz in the atmosphere as the 5th annual Cops vs. Kids was set to tip-off, and the kids from Just Amazing Youth Sports were filled with high energy and enthusiasm for the big game.

LIBERTY – The stakes were high as the community came out to support the Liberty ISD Education Foundation and help fund educational opportunities not commonly available to students.

Sports

Feb 22, 2024 - 00:00

Girls Basketball Scores Playoffs - Area Round: Liberty 44 Palestine 38 Liberty-Area Champions

Regional Quarterfinals Madisonville 57 Liberty 35  

**End of Season**

Boys Basketball Scores

Playoff Play-In Tarkington 55 Coldspring-Oakhurst 39 Bi-Districts

Tarkington 53 Van Vleck 40

**Bi-District Champions**

CONROE — Coming into the 2023-2024 basketball season, the Liberty Lady Panthers were very young but had a lot of talent and provided plenty of excitement all year.

BRENHAM — The Liberty Lady Panthers finished up tournament play on Saturday afternoon against the Brenham Cubettes by pounding out 11 hits in a 10-3 win against the host team.

LUFKIN — Although things got tight in the fourth quarter, the Liberty Lady Panthers found a way to buckle down and ended the game, scoring the final five points of the night to capture the Area Championship on Friday night over Palestine 44-38.

Opinions

A federal judge is expected to rule quickly on the constitutionality of a Texas law about to go into effect that institutes new state penalties for illegal border crossings.

Feb 15, 2024 - 00:00

Lt. Gov Dan Patrick joined with the world’s largest investment firm to pitch investors on building natural gas power plants in Texas at a summit held last week in Houston.

Greetings.

To the constituents of Liberty County;  

Obituaries

Feb 12, 2024 - 10:16

Sandra Sherman Castille passed away peacefully February 1, 2024, with her family by her side. Sandra was born September 17, 1948 to Thomas William Sherman and Aline Sherman in Liberty, TX, where she was raised. She met Bob Castille and knew right away that he was the love of her life.

Feb 5, 2024 - 10:40

Jeraldine Rouse Frazier, 87, of Liberty, Texas, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024, in Baytown. She was born in San Patricio County, on Nov. 11, 1936, to the late Jerald Edward and Lorene Elvina Smith Rouse. Jeraldine graduated from Mathis High School, in Mathis, Texas, the class of 1955. Devoted to her faith in the Lord, she was an active member of Liberty Church of Christ. 

Feb 3, 2024 - 09:55

Rena Faye Coughlin, 76, of Dayton, Texas, passed away on Monday, Jan. 29, 2024, in Houston, Texas. She was born in Nacogdoches, Texas, on Feb. 6, 1947, to the late Robert and Lorene Smith Conway. Devoted to her faith Rena was a member of Old River Assembly of God. 

Jan 31, 2024 - 09:33

William “Bill” Lon Farris passed away peacefully surrounded by his family due to complications from bladder cancer in New York City on Jan. 19, 2024.