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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Thursday, April 11, 2013, 08:00 - 17:00

Volume 28, No. 70 Thursday, April 11, 2013

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Paul Daniels Scholarships: The Paul Daniels Scholarship Trust has awarded a total of $76,800 to four graduating seniors from SouthLibertyCounty. This year’s scholarship recipients are Cassandra Hairston from Dayton, Jason Cuadra of Hardin, Betty Ann Ballard, Hull-Daisetta, and Karina Moreno of Liberty. These scholarships are for $4,800 per year for four years, for a total of $19,200 for each of these four graduating seniors.  

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Candlelight Vigil: The annual candlelight vigil honoring victims of crime and child abuse is next Thursday, April 18 at 6:30 p.m.in the LibertyCenterat City Hall. This vigil honors victims of crime, their families and those who serve them. Liberty County District Attorney Logan Pickett said the special event also alerts the public to the realities of such crime while expressing hope for a less violent future. For more information call Victim Assistance Coordinator Kathy Dagle with the Liberty County District Attorney’s office at (936) 336 4611.

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Water Well Testing: According to the Texas Well Owner Network, private water wells should be tested annually. There will be a water well screening day on April 24. Those interested in water well testing can pickup a sample bag with instructions from the Agrilife Extension Service office in either Libertyor San JacintoCounty. Samples will be collected at those offices on Wednesday, April 24 from 8:30to 10 a.m.For a fee of $10, those samples will be screened. For information, call (936) 334 3230or in San JacintoCounty(936) 628 6407.

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LibertyCityCouncil: LibertyCityCouncil Tuesday night approved a one-year contract extension for solid waste collection services with Waste Management, Inc. The contract extension includes an increase of $1.30 per month for residential customers. Waste Management Rep. Terry Woodson said the increase was due only to the cost of collecting curbside brush, a service that has been extremely popular in Liberty.

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Correction: During yesterday’s news, we incorrectly said three commissioners had drawn $212,000 each from the Liberty County Land Acquisition fund. In fact, only Liberty County Commissioners Charlotte Warner and Norman Brown have drawn on that account. We apologize for the error.

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*Lake Release: 4,000 CFS– Liberty Bridge: 8.02 ASL*

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