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Monday, Septmber 29, 2014

Monday, September 29, 2014, 08:00 - 17:00

Volume 29, No. 188 Monday, September 29, 2014

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Sheriff's Search: A four-wheeling adventure off C.R. 442 along the Trinity River this weekend turned into an overnight search for a missing Westlake area man. Liberty County Sheriff's Capt. Ken DeFoor said Carl Givens of south Liberty County and his friend, Matt McClanahan of Tennessee, got their four-wheel drive vehicle stuck in the mud late Saturday. Mr. Givens went walking for help while Mr. McClanahan stayed with the Jeep, working to get it unstuck. Eventually, McClanahan freed the vehicle and drove out of the woods. Capt. DeFoor said Givens got turned around in the woods while walking and called 911. The sheriff's department enlisted the help of a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter, the sheriff's department's mounted posse and Texas Equusearch. However, around daybreak Sunday, Carl Givens safely walked out of the woods on his own and onto C.R. 442 where he was picked up by law enforcement.

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Cemetery Tours: Calling all lovers of local history. Tickets are available for the Liberty County Historical Commission's annual fundraising event called "Whispers from the Past: Tales and Tours of Liberty Catholic Cemetery". That popular fundraiser is October 25 and 26 with performances at 3 and 5 p.m. both days. Local thespians or re-enactors will portray some of Liberty's most historic pioneer settlers. Tickets are limited and may be reserved for a $10 donation. For more information or tickets, call Sandra Sterling at 936-336-3716.

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Friday Night Football: The Dayton Broncos are now 3-2 overall after defeating the Humble Wildcats Friday night in a District 21-5A contest 13-7. As for Class 4A Liberty, the Panthers celebrated Homecoming with their first win of the season, downing Diboll 36-32 in a non-district game. Liberty's Homecoming queen is Aleea Fairchild and king is Joe Wickliff. In other Friday night action, Woodville beat Hardin 45-12 while Hull-Daisetta rolled over Colmesneil 74-20. Cleveland topped Bridge City 27-21, and Tarkington downed Houston Sterling 47-19. Barbers Hill bested New Caney 31-23. East Chambers shutout Anahuac 23-0.

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Obituaries: John Christian Archer, 74, of Liberty. Graveside service is 10 a.m. today at Cochran Family Cemetery in Coldspring.

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*LakeRelease: 1,000 CFS LibertyBridge: 6.43 ASL*

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