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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 08:00 - 17:00

Volume 28, No. 74 Wednesday, April 17, 2013

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LPD Guns: The Liberty Police Department has purchased five new patrol rifles through a $7,500 grant from the National Rifle Association. Liberty Police Chief Billy Tidwell said each of the department’s officers will now attend a three-day training course on proper use of those weapons. Chief Tidwell said these are the first patrol rifles the department has owned. The AR-15 Bushmaster rifles were purchased through a competitive bid process with Texas Armory of Liberty.

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Flags Half Staff: U.S. President Barrack Obama and Texas Governor Rick Perry have directed all flags on government controlled buildings to be lowered to half staff out of respect for those killed in Monday’s bomb attacks in Boston, Massachusetts.  Flags should remain lowered through sunset on Saturday, April 20th.

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Dunn at Marathon: One runner from Liberty is glad to be home safe. Robert Dunn, managing partner at Liberty’s BJ Ford dealership, said he finished the marathon in Boston, around 3 p.m. Monday, picked up his medal and returned to his hotel about 15 minutes before the bombs went off at the Boston Marathon. He finished Monday’s 117thBoston Marathon in 3 hours and 49 minutes. He said he is still considering whether or not to enter the annual event next year.

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Candlelight Vigil: The annual candlelight vigil honoring victims of crime and child abuse is tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. in the Liberty Center at City Hall. This local observance is part of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week and commemorates April as Child Abuse Prevention Month. The public is encouraged to attend. For information call (936) 336 4611.

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Hardin Elem. Principal: The Hardin School Board Monday night hired Penny Colton, currently principal at Newton Elementary, as the new Hardin Elementary School Principal. She and her husband Paul have three sons and live in Kountze, where she serves on the local school board. Penny Colton will begin her duties at Hardin this summer.

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Obituaries: James Glenn Creel, 80 of Hardin. Services tomorrow at 10 a.m. at Hardin Baptist Church.

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*Lake Release: 2,000 CFS – Liberty Bridge: 8.89 ASL* 

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