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Friday January 17, 2014

Friday, January 17, 2014, 08:00 - 17:00

Volume 29, No. 12 Friday, January 17, 2014

Supreme Court Case: A civil lawsuit, filed by FPL Farming, owners of a Liberty County rice farm, against an injection well operator, Environmental Processing Services, is being heard by the Texas Supreme Court. The case began in the 75thDistrict Court of former judge, the late C.T. “Rusty” Hight. That Liberty County jury ruled in favor of the injection well operator. The most recent ruling by an appellate court in Beaumont was in favor of the rice farmer. Now, the Texas Supreme Court will be asked to pick a side and decide how far below the earth’s surface property rights extend.


Fleas: Experts say few pests are as difficult to control as fleas. The tiny blood sucking insects reproduce quickly and are so tough, scratching or squeezing does not harm them. Local pest control expert, Ricky Vinson with Liberty Pest Control said to get rid of fleas treat the source. That calls for an effective treatment program of animals. Mr. Vinson said vet approved flea treatments will kill fleas and keep them from returning. Like most pests, he said, it is only when an infestation is allowed to continue until it is out-of-control that it is time to call in a professional.


LibertyCoffee: The day of the monthly get-together “Coffee with the Mayor” in the City of Liberty has been changed. Mayor Carl Pickett said it’s a chance for the citizens to talk with city officials in an informal setting about issues and concerns. Coffee with the Mayor is now each 3rdThursday from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at Liberty City Hall.


ClevelandChamber Banquet: The Greater Cleveland Chamber of Commerce 73rdAnnual Banquet is next Friday, January 24that the Cleveland Civic Center. This year’s theme is Denim and Diamonds, so folks are encouraged to dress western or casual. Featured Speaker will be Comedian/Ventriloquist Marc Rubben. Tickets are $40. For more information call Greater Cleveland Chamber of Commerce at (281) 592 8786.


Obituaries: Elnora Cooper Snyder, 95 of Liberty. Service today 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church-Liberty. Barbara Shirley Duke, 91 of Liberty. Service tomorrow at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Liberty. Wanda Lee Faulkenberry, 64 of Hardin. No public service is planned.


*LakeRelease: 3,000 CFSLibertyBridge: 7.51 ASL


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