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Friday, April 5, 2013

Friday, April 05, 2013, 08:00 - 17:00

Volume 28, No. 66 Friday, April 5, 2013

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Copper Theft: Liberty County Sheriff’s Department is asking for help from the public concerning a Wednesday morning theft of copper wiring from a Sam Houston Electric Co-op power station. Sheriff’s Capt. Ken DeFoor said that theft, coupled with the severe weather that morning, left some 2,000 homes and business without electricity. Thieves removed copper wiring to several breaker poles and from two transformers at a substation on C.R. 2176. Sam Houston Electric is offering a $3,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the person or persons responsible. Tipsters can call the Liberty County Sheriff’s Department at 936-336-4500.

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Wildfire Prevention: Wildfire Awareness Week kicks of this Monday, and the Texas A&M Forest Service is reminding Texans of a few simple precautions to prevent dangerous blazes. Experts say about 90% of wildfires in Texasare preventable. Debris burning, discarded cigarettes, outdoor campfires and welding are major causes. One safety tip is to clear away grass, leaves and other debris within a 10-foot perimeter of any burn pile, campfire or barbecue grill. Also, keep water nearby when doing anything outdoors that creates a spark.

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Library Amnesty Week: Have you been avoiding a trip to the Liberty Municipal Library because you have overdue books and you’re afraid of how much it will cost in fines to return them? Liberty Municipal Library Director Dana Abshier said the Liberty Library is offering patrons the opportunity to return overdue materials and avoid fines during Amnesty Week April 15 – 20. For info, call the Liberty Library at 936-336-8901.

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Drive One: Tomorrow from 9 a.m.to 5 p.m., BJ Ford is hosting a “Drive One for Your School” fund-raising event at LibertyHigh School. Robert Dunn, managing partner of BJ Ford, said Ford Motor Company will donate $20 per test drive, up to a total of $6,000 to Liberty High School Project Graduation. There is no cost or obligation. To test drive a new Ford vehicle, you need only be a licensed driver and at least 18 years old.

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Obituaries: Gwen Robinson Duff, 65, of Baytown. Service is 10 a.m.Saturday at Faith and Family. Violet Angie Bonnett, 76, of Highlands. Service 4 p.m.today at Sterling Funeral Home.

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*LakeRelease: 3,000 CFSLibertyBridge: 6.14 ASL*

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