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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Wednesday, November 27, 2013, 08:00 - 17:00

Volume 28, No. 229 Wednesday, November 27, 2013

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Commissioners: During yesterday’s meeting, Liberty County Commissioners approved a request from Commissioner Precinct #3 Eddie Lowry to apply for a $300,000 grant to fund a Master Drainage Plan for north Liberty County along the San Jacinto River. If the county is awarded the grant, it would require a 50% match, that’s $150,000. Commissioner Lowery said several subdivisions along the river and the city of Cleveland are interested in participating, and would help fund the match.

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Blackout: The work on the city’s new electrical substation to supply Boomerang Tube is racing toward completion. Liberty City Manager Gary Broz said the city will need a citywide power outage to get the new substation online. The City of Liberty has set Saturday December 14thfor that power outage. Gary Broz said the blackout will start at 11 p.m. on Saturday Dec. 14 and last from 5 to 6 hours. Liberty police, fire and emergency services will be operating on back up generators. So will KSHN Radio during that outage to the extent possible. City officials are asking residents to stay home during the blackout. Anyone with special needs that require electricity is urged to contact Liberty City Hall ahead of time at (936) 336 3684.

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Cooking Safety: Grace Juneau, Educator for Better Living for Texans, through the AgriLife extension Service said to insure basic food safety, a meat thermometer should be used even if the turkey has a pop-up version. Also, experts say the internal temperature of the turkey should be at least 165 degrees. For those who will be preparing a holiday ham this year, uncooked hams must be cooked to at least 160 degrees to destroy harmful bacteria that might be present.

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DVFD Trees: Christmas trees and wreaths are on sale while supplies last at the Dayton Volunteer Fire Department. This annual tree sale raises money to help the Dayton VFD with the purchase of needed equipment. There are three different kinds of trees - Douglas, Noble and Grand - from 4 to 9 feet in height. Trees range in price from $30 to $95 while wreaths are $25 each. For information call Captain David Taylor at (936) 402 4634.

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Obituaries: Billy Jack “BJ” Jones, of Hardin. Graveside service is today at 1 p.m.at HardinChapelCemetery.

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*LakeRelease: 21,000 CFSLibertyBridge: 14.71 ASL

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