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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Thursday, February 28, 2013, 08:00 - 17:00


Volume 28, No. 40 Thursday, February 28, 2013


Dayton Council: Dayton Mayor Felix Skarpa, City Manager David Douglas and City Planning Director Lynn Barrett toured the 40,000-square-foot Neighbors Emergency Center in Baytown Tuesday. The company, which currently owns and operates that urgent care clinic as well as three others, is considering locating a similar medical facility in Dayton. Representatives of Emergency Hospitals of Texas will address the full Dayton City Council to discuss that possibility during counsel’s meeting this coming Monday. Dayton officials said right now things are still in the discussion phase.  


Indecency Charge: A 17-year-old Cleveland resident, Brandon Wallace Swearingen, was arrested Tuesday for alleged sexual contact with a five-year-old child. Cleveland Police Captain Scott Felts said evidence gathered since the investigation began in April 2012 included interviews with the child conducted by staff members at the Bridgehaven Children’s Advocacy Center. Brandon Swearingen is charged with Indecency with a Child and, at last report, was awaiting bail in the Liberty County Jail.       


DCDC: Dayton Community Development Corporation recently hired a new executive director, Courtland Hallman of Kansas. He also has previous economic development experience with the city of Bakersfield, California. Mr. Hallman’s first day on the job is this coming Monday. The public is invited to a “meet and greet” with Courtland Hallman following the regular Dayton City Council meeting Monday at 7 p.m.


GiGi VanDeventer: This past Saturday was officially declared Gigi VanDeventer Day in the City of Liberty. She was joined by a host of family, friends, plus present and former students for a celebration in Fellowship Hall at First Baptist Church of Liberty. VanDeventer is owner of Ms. Gigi’s Great Beginnings daycare for children 2 to 5 years old. In addition to providing an educational foundation for young children during the past 20 years, Gigi also has been giving swimming lessons each summer. During the celebration, she was given a proclamation signed by Liberty Mayor Carl Pickett honoring her special day.


Obituaries: Marcelina Frias, 78, of Dayton. Visitation is today from 5 to 9 p.m. at Pace-Stancil – Dayton.  


*Lake Release: 1,000 CFSLiberty Bridge: 6.56 ASL*



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