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Radiogram Monday, February 4, 2013

Monday, February 04, 2013, 08:00 - 17:00

Volume 28, No. 23 Monday, February 4, 2013


Rollover Wreck: A 24-year-old Dayton woman was taken by air ambulance to a Houston hospital following a one-vehicle accident Saturday around 5:15 a.m. According to Dayton Police Sgt. Doug O’Quinn, Rachel Horton was eastbound on U.S. 90 when her vehicle left the roadway and rolled. Dayton volunteer firefighters set up a landing zone on the roadway, and Horton was transported by Life Flight to Memorial Hermann Hospital. Her condition was not available, but Rachel Horton of Dayton was reportedly stable at lift off. 


Double Loss: The Thrif-tee Food Center family has suffered back-to-back losses. On Friday, longtime employee and Mont Belvieu store manager, Dale Brantley of Liberty, suffered an apparent heart attack and died at the age of 54. Then, Saturday, Andrea Monk, wife of one of the ownership partners of Thrif-Tee Food Stores in Dayton and Mont Belvieu, died after struggling with cancer for some time.


Election Filings: Candidate filings for the May 11th school district and municipal elections continue weekdays for another month at local city and school district administration offices. The Liberty City Council has three members with expiring terms. So far only one, Dennis Beasley, has filed to run again. The other incumbents are Diane Huddleston and Libby Simonson. Unofficially, both are also expected to run for new terms. The Dayton City Council also has three members with expiring terms. Mayor Felix Skarpa has filed for a second term. Council member Eliza Mae Guidry says she will not be a candidate. The third Dayton council member up for reelection - Greg Hayman – has not yet made a decision public.


Hwy 90 Expansion: Texas Department of Transportation will host a public meeting tomorrow from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Devers school cafeteria. The purpose of the gathering is to provide information for the proposed widening of U.S. 90 from S.H. 61 at Devers eastward to FM 1009 near the Felicia Dryer. TxDOT spokesman Mark Shepherd said that meeting is intended to provide an update on the plan to widen Highway 90 from two lanes to four lanes. There will be no formal presentation; instead, project exhibits will be displayed for review and TxDOT staff will be available to answer questions.


*Lake Release: 1,000 CFSLiberty Bridge: 5.91 ASL*


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