Gerard Simmons of Cleveland was sentenced to 50-years in prison last week in the 75th District Court of Judge Mark Morefield for the murder of Latasha Green in the summer of 2016. Security was on heightened alert during the proceedings last week, as the victim’s former boyfriend was handed down his sentence.Read more
Dayton Independent School District announced its policy today that this school year, healthy meals will be offered every school day to all students at no cost.Read more
The Liberty County Hospital District has formally launched a campaign in support of a referendum to build a new 51,000-square-foot Liberty Dayton Regional Medical Center, as well as a separate freestanding clinic just north of downtown Dayton.
The Liberty County Sheriff’s Office is proud to announce their partnership with College of the Mainland. Through this alliance, the Sheriff’s Office will be providing a night-time Basic Peace Officer Academy.Read more
Area residents set out on a march Sunday morning to honor the 13 military members that recently lost their lives in a tragic terrorist attack at the hands of a suicide bomber in Kabul, Afghanistan. The event saw the group walk from the Dayton Police Department on HWY 321 to the Liberty County Courthouse and back for a 13.8-mile trip, the 13 being significant to honor each of the soldiers that lost their lives.Read more
The Liberty Panthers put on a patriotic salute to the memories of the 13 U.S. Military members that lost their lives in service to their country in Afghanistan. The Panthers would go on to win 14-7 over the Diboll Lumberjacks on the eve of the 20th anniversary of 9/11 tragedy. The VindicatorRead more
The Texas Coast braced for a major storm this week, as one can never reasonably predict the impact of a tropical system with any certainty, and thankfully Hurricane Nicholas did not pack much of a bunch once it decided on its route, at least not in the Liberty County area. Nicholas made landfall as a Category 1 hurricane early Tuesday morning just after midnight, coming on shore in eastern Matagorda County near Sargent Beach. The storm then worked its way inland and eventually through the Liberty County area on Tuesday as a tropical storm.Read more