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As a result of recent heavy rains from Sept. 18, at 9 a.m. to Sept. 19 at 10 a.m.; the City of Dayton has estimated 111,000  gallons of sanitary sewage into receiving Linney Creek.

Ironically, it seems the one day when so many of our subscribers are stuck at home with not much to do but read the newspaper, we were unable to have the newspaper delivered outside of Liberty and Dayton, and even in those towns delivery was or will likely be a bit late.

Sorry about that.

Sep 19, 2019 - 00:00

It is not often a city council will openly call its own downtown a blighted slum, but Dayton’s council did and even took a vote on it. However, it was for good reason. The city is applying for a grant of $350,000.

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Precious A. Ocampo graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland.

Ocampo is the daughter of Margarita and Samuel Ocampo and wife of Darien L. Robinson, all of Dayton.

She is a 2019 graduate of Dayton High School.

Sports

Sep 20, 2019 - 13:58

The Liberty Panthers improved their 2019 season record to 2 and 1 by rolling over the Livingston Lions 48-7. Liberty dominated from the opening kick-off.

After winning game two and tying the match at one apiece, the Dayton Lady Broncos had all the momentum going for them. Enter game three and a Barbers Hill lopsided score to move ahead in the match 2-1 before a classic game four which saw the Lady Eagles outlast Dayton to win the match 25-18, 21-25, 25-10 and 29-27.

Sep 19, 2019 - 00:00

Last Friday night the Hardin Hornets (2-1) laid an old fashioned slobberknocker on the Houston KIPP Senators, 55-0. The victory by the Hornets extended their home winning streak to eight games; the longest in school history.

The Hornets scored early and often, opening up the contest with a 70-yard drive that was capped off by junior quarterback Austin Potetz.

Opinions

Aug 30, 2019 - 19:45

As students dust off their backpacks these last few weeks and head back to school, Fall is definitely in the air. If only our Texas temperatures would cooperate and bring a dose of Fall weather to go along.

Here are five things happening around your state this month:

1. Smoking Age Raises to 21

An incident in Galveston recently upset a large number of people. Mounted police were photographed leading a handcuffed African American suspect by a rope. The photo circulated widely online and the negative reaction to it appears to have been based at least in part on memories of similar scenes from years past.

Jul 18, 2019 - 00:00

Dear Editor, Several of you have asked if Texas A&M University has plans for a tuition-free program for students from low-income families similar to what the University of Texas recently

Jun 29, 2019 - 15:16

This week we celebrate the work of an extraordinary group of men who wore ponytails and short pants. They were fond of ruffled shirts, long-tailed coats, and triangular hats, and they tied their hair with silk ribbons.

Obituaries

Sep 19, 2019 - 00:00

Virginia Ann Roy Bean, 76, of Batson received her angel wings Sept. 12,, at her home with her family at her side. Virginia was born Feb. 27, 1943, and lived in Batson most of her life. She was a member of the VFW Post in Liberty for many years. Virginia retired from Brazos Transit Transportation as a bus driver after 25 years.

Sep 17, 2019 - 13:16

Travis Keith Walker of Dayton passed away Sept. 13, at the age of 60 after a courageous battle with cancer. Keith was born on Feb. 13, 1959 in Pasadena, Texas, to Travis Delbert Walker and JoAnn Wright Walker of La Porte. 

Norma Ruth Brownlee, 90, of Dayton passed away on Sunday, Sept. 15, in Baytown. She was born on June 28, 1929 in Wynnewood View, Oklahoma, to the late Jerry and Velma Grace Noland Watson. Norma attended and graduated from school in Wynnewood, Oklahoma.

Dennis Eugene Threlkeld, 72 of Liberty passed away on Thursday, Sept. 12, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on Feb. 13, 1947 in Houston to parents Gene Threlkeld and Iris Marie Worthy.