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November 2007

 

Volume 22 NO. 232 tuesday DECEMBER 4th, 2007

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Ground Breaking: Dayton City Manager David Douglas said Global Tubing in Dayton is expecting to break ground on the Dayton facility sometime this month. The facility will be inside the city limits just off Hwy. 90 on CR 493. Global Tubing will manufacture continuous pipeline that is used in the oil field industry. Earlier this year, the Dayton Community Development Corporation awarded them a $750,000 grant to be paid over 5 year to help offset some of the cost of a required $1.5 million electrical substation. David Douglas said Global Tubing expects to employ about 125 initially, and within 5 years, that number could reach 250 people.

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CPS Holiday Effort: The Liberty County Children’s Protective Service Board each December raises money to provide the county’s foster children with a merry Christmas. Those dollars are also spread throughout out the year for things like clothes, braces, senior rings and other things that can make the lives of these kids as normal as possible. Currently, there are about 170 children in foster care in Liberty County. For information, or to donate, call 936 336 5232

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Silent Auction: This Thursday, San Jacinto Elementary school is holding their annual silent auction Mexican dinner fund-raiser starting at 5 PM. SJE Principal Donna Eckols said there are a wide variety of theme baskets available for folks to bid on, including some for kids priced under $15. Meal tickets are on sale through noon Thursday for $6 at the school.

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Candidate for State Rep: A Dayton area resident, Arlan Foster has signed up on the Democratic ticket to run for the position of State Representative District 18. A military veteran and former police officer, Arlan Foster currently works for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

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Hometown Holidays: Tonight at 5 PM kicks off the 7th Annual Dayton Chamber of Commerce Hometown Holidays celebration. All the fun will be next to Dayton City Hall on Cook Street. With games for the kids, hot chocolate and homemade cookies, Christmas music, pictures with Santa Claus for $5, the lighting of the huge Christmas tree next to city hall and more. The night culminates with the fireworks display at 7 PM.

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*LAKE RELEASE: 3,000 CFS LIBERTY BRIDGE: 9.13 ASL*

Volume 22 NO. 230 friDAY NOVEMBER 30TH, 2007

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Grant for Pounds House: The East Liberty County Historical Society has received a grant for $50,000 from the Jean and Price Daniel Foundation to assist in restoring the historic G. W. Pounds House on FM 770 in Daisetta. The plan is to restore the home- started in 1895- for use as a museum. To make a donation to the ongoing effort, call 936-536-6293 or 536-6833.

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Missing Man: The nationally famous Texas Equu search Group is helping in the search for a missing Shepherd man known to be suffering from Alzheimer’s. Eldon Hues, 79, disappeared in North Liberty County Monday evening returning home from visiting his sister. Searchers in small aircraft, on ATV’s, on horseback and on foot have been looking in North Liberty and South Jacinto Counties. Anyone with information is asked to call the San Jacinto County Sheriff’s Office at 936-653-4367.

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New Dayton Fire Truck: Dayton Fire Chief Terry Boyett said his department’s new 3,000 gallon vacuum tanker truck employs technology that allows it to fill with water faster than other tankers but can also be used as a pumper truck to fight fires. A federal grant covered 95% of the $209,000 cost of the truck.

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Political News: Liberty County Democratic Party Chair Nancy Archer will run for re-election but with at least one opponent in Murray Gene Kinney Jr. of Dayton. Candidate filing for the March Primaries begins on Monday.

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Dayton Hometown Holidays: The Dayton Chamber of Commerce’s 7th Annual “Hometown Holidays” is Tuesday night at 5 now located next to City Hall on Cook Street in Dayton. The event features the lighting of the huge Christmas Tree, hot chocolate and homemade cookies, pictures with Santa Claus for $5 and a big fireworks display at 7 p.m. For more information, call 936-257-2393.

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Funerals: Travis L. Day, 77, of Cleveland, Services at 1 p.m. tomorrow at Pace Stancil Funeral Home in Cleveland. ** Columbus Dennison Nugent, 92, of Liberty, Services at 10 a.m. today at Allison Funeral Service in Liberty. ** Margaret Martha Lockett, 83, of Ames, Services at 1 p.m. tomorrow at Trinity Valley Baptist Church. **

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*LAKE RELEASE: 4,000 CFS LIBERTY BRIDGE: 9.98 ASL*

Volume 22 NO. 229 THURSDAY NOVEMBER 29TH, 2007

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Child Abuse Victim Dies: An autopsy has been ordered for two-year-old Brook Glyn Nugent to determine if injuries she suffered while just 8 weeks old ultimately resulted in her death. The little girl had been blind and disabled since October 2005 due to injuries allegedly inflicted by her mother, 25-year-old Martina Sellers. The woman was indicted on a charge of Aggravated Injury to a Child - a 1st degree felony and has been free on a $100,000 bond since her arrest. The child’s father, Gerald Nugent, 27, is under indictment for a lesser charge of failing to protect his daughter and provide her medical attention. If the autopsy determines the child died because of those injuries, one or both parents could face additional charges.

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Tarkington Fire: Assistant Tarkington Volunteer Fire Chief Dalton Gregory said initial reports indicate Gary Newberry was lighting a propane heater in a travel trailer on C.R. 2243 Tuesday night when the appliance exploded. Newberry barely escaped the resulting fire through a window, suffering some burns in the process. He declined medical treatment.

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Workforce Academy: The next admissions event to enroll in career technology classes through Liberty County Workforce Academy is 4 to 7 p.m. Dec. 11th at Dayton High School. For more information, call Tim Gassiott at 936-258-2510, Ext. 4115.

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Dayton Country Christmas: The Liberty-Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce “Country Christmas” is tonight in Dayton starting with the lighted parade at 6 p.m. All activities following the parade are at 1st Baptist Church in Dayton’s Family Life Center. It’s free to everyone.

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Playoff Football: The Dayton Broncos advance to the Regional Round of the High School Football Playoffs tomorrow night against the Livingston Lions at Galena Park Stadium. Kick off is at 7 p.m. Our live broadcast begins around 6:50 tomorrow night.

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Funerals: Mary Emmaline Clark, 91, of Kountze, Services at 10 a.m. today at Bethel Assembly of God Church in Liberty. ** Peggy Sue Trainer, 45, of Cleveland, Memorial Service at 10 a.m. Saturday at Pace Stancil Funeral Home in Cleveland. **

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*LAKE RELEASE: 4,000 CFS LIBERTY BRIDGE: 12.02 ASL*

Volume 22 NO. 228 WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 28TH, 2007

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Wreck: Liberty Police Officer Chad Johnson said yesterday morning James Ray Clayton, 22 of Liberty suffered what was possibly a seizure, while driving on Main Street in Liberty near the VFW Hall, causing his truck to sideswipe another truck driven by 19 year old John Smathers. Police say Clayton was taken to Hermann Hospital with possible head injuries.

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I-10 Work: TxDot Area Engineer Stephen Gbur said road repair work on the section of I-10 in Chambers County between the old and lost river bridge and Cedar Bayou is now completed except for minor clean up. According to Stephen Gbur that section of roadway will contain the intersection of the Texas 99 Grand Parkway when that comes online sometime during the first couple of months of 2008.

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Chambers County: With the legislative creation of a District Attorney’s Office for Chambers County the position will initially be filled by gubernatorial appointment, and current County Attorney Cheryl Lieck said she has submitted her name for consideration. Ms. Lieck will also file for reelection as county attorney, a job she has held for two terms. Chambers County Sheriff Joe LaRive said he also would run for reelection in the Republican primary.

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County Attorney Race: Current Assistant County Attorney Tommy Chambers has made known his plans to run for the office of County Attorney. That announcement makes him the second person that has publicly said they will seek the office of Jack Hartel, who has said he will not seek reelection. Speculation has another name may be added within a few days.

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Last Constable Intent: Danny Frankum, Constable Precinct #3 has announced he will seek a full term in that office. He was appointed by County Commissioners to fill out the un-expired term of Chip Fairchild, then 2 years ago he won the vote in a special election, and now will seek the post for a full 4 years.

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Funerals: Brandon Brock, 34 formerly of Liberty. Services today at 2 PM at Rosewood Funeral Home in Humble. John Van Childress, 79 of Cleveland. Memorial service 2 PM Saturday at Copeland Cemetery in Conroe.

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*LAKE RELEASE: 4,000 CFS LIBERTY BRIDGE: 11.88 ASL*

Volume 22 NO. 227 TUESDAY NOVEMBER 27TH, 2007

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Well Known Resident Dies: Longtime educator, Chamber manager and writer, Homer Smith died Monday. Following his retirement after 30 years in education, he served as Manager of the Liberty Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce, starting many of the activities that continue today. He was also a writer for the Liberty Vindicator and published many of his columns in a book titled “Informally Speaking”. Homer Smith was also a member of many local service organizations.

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Race for County Attorney: Former First Assistant County Attorney Mark Beausoleil has tossed his hat in the ring for the job of county attorney days following Jack Hartel’s announcement that he will not seek reelection. He will seek the Democrat nomination in March primaries. If you believe courthouse gossip 1 or 2 more local attorneys also will file soon.

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22-3A All District: 12 Cleveland Indians, 10 Liberty Panthers, and 5 Tarkington Longhorns have been named to the 22-3A All District Football Team. Cleveland Indians Steven Robertson, is the district’s Defensive Player of the Year, and Marcus Mallet is Newcomer of the Year. Tarkington’s Luis Leal is Special Team Player of the Year.

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Country Christmas: Tonight’s lighted Christmas parade gets under way at 6 PM followed by entertainment, refreshments, pictures with Santa and more. Call 336 5736 for information.

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Free Cancer Screening: There will be a free breast cancer screening tomorrow at Heights Baptist Church in Liberty for woman in Liberty County who qualify based on income, insurance and other eligibility requirements. Appointments are required. Call 281 464 5136.

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Who’s running, Who’s not: Both LW. “Warren” Despain and Royce Wheeler, Constables for Precincnt #5 and #6 respectively will run for another term. Incumbent Mike Parrish, Constable Precincnt #2 will not seek another term in office.

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Funerals: Homer Smith, 82 of Liberty. Services 11 AM Wednesday 1st United Methodist Church in Liberty. Visitation tonight 5 to 8 PM at Allison Funeral Service.

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*LAKE RELEASE: 8,000 CFS LIBERTY BRIDGE: 9.28 ASL*

Volume 22 NO. 226 MONDAY NOVEMBER 26TH, 2007

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12-Year Old Killed: Dayton Police Officer Steve Rogers said a 12-yr old Dayton boy -Billy Joe Dinsmore – died Saturday when a late model SUV driven by his 18-year-old brother, Lynn went out of control turning from Hwy 321 onto Norcross Lane. The vehicle slammed into a metal street light pole at the corner, killing the 7th grader instantly. The driver was taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital with serious injuries but he is improved. .

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Seeking Re-election: Office holders who have indicated they will seek new terms in the March Democratic or Republican Primary Election include State Representative #18 John Otto, County Commissioners Todd Fontenot –Precinct #1 and Melvin Hunt- Precinct #3 and DA Mike Little. Also Liberty County Sheriff Greg Arthur, Tax Assessor/Collector Mark McClelland and County Constables Tim Allison –Precinct #1 and Charles Martin- Precinct #4. All constables’ terms expire but we were unable to reach the others.

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Another Fatal Crash: DPS reports say John Scott J.J. Jurecka, 20, of Hull died when he was ejected from his brother’s car in an head-on collision on CR #2285 in North Liberty County last Friday afternoon. Officials say he was not wearing a seat belt.

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Country Christmas: Liberty-Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce Country Christmas celebration is tomorrow night starting at 6 in Liberty; Thursday night in Dayton, also at 6. The lighted parades, refreshments, entertainment, pictures with Santa Claus and wagon rides are all free to the public. To learn more on County Christmas, call the Chamber Office at 936-336-5736.

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Football: The Dayton Broncos clobbered Texas City Stingarees 42 to 10 last Friday night. Now the Broncos advance to the 3rd round of post season action against Livingston Friday at 7 p.m. at Galena Park. KSHN will broadcast the game live starting at 6:50 p.m. Hardin fell to Crawford 35-15 in their Area game. .

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Funerals:Wilhelmina “Billie” Burch, 97, Liberty, Graveside at 2 tomorrow, Fairlawn in Liberty** Joseph Jerry Trahan, 52-Liberty, Service 10 tomorrow at Our Mother of Mercy -Ames** “J.J”.Jurecka-20,Hull.3PM Tues.Daisetta1st BaptCh .(F&FFS) **Jewel.-Spillers Fitzgerald-85-2PM. today Anahuac 1st Bapt. .

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*LAKE RELEASE: 8,000 CFS LIBERTY BRIDGE: 8.78 ASL*

Volume 22 NO. 225 WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 21ST, 2007

School Bus Wreck: A wreck yesterday afternoon flipped a Dayton ISD bus that was thankfully, between routes and no children were aboard. Dayton Police Officer Kenny Broyles said Kayce Wallace was stopped on northbound Hwy. 321 to make a left turn onto CR. 668. A truck driven by Daniel Woolverton, of Eustace Tx, struck the back of her car, sending it spinning into the south bound lane where it impacted the school bus before spinning back and clipping the back of a north bound van. The school bus rolled over and slid several feet before stopping. No one was seriously injured in the accident.

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Jack Won’t Run: After holding office for nearly 40 years, County Attorney Jack Hartel announced yesterday he will not seek reelection. Filing for a place on either the Democratic or Republican primary ballot starts Dec. 3rd.

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Intoxication Assault: A Liberty area man, 46 year old Paul Best was arrested and charged Monday night with Intoxication Assault following a 2 vehicle wreck on Hwy. 90 west of Devers. According to Texas DPS Trooper Eric Hauck, the accident was caused when Paul Best drove onto the eastbound shoulder, hitting a disabled vehicle. The driver of that car, Mathew Kline was taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital said to have a broken femur and collarbone.

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Hometown Holidays: The 7th annual Dayton Hometown Holidays celebration is coming up Wednesday Dec. 5th. Chamber President Lester Wisegerber said the location has changed but the activities remain the same. Sponsorships are also available. Call the Chamber for information, 257 2393

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Thanksgiving Dinner: The 7th Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner at Trinity Baptist Church is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday. The meal is free to everyone. Dine at the church on FM 1960 across from Thriftee Food Center or meals will be delivered. Call 936-258-3276 or 258-2441.

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Funerals: Arthur Ray “Fox” McCoy, 63, of Liberty, Services at 11 a.m. today at Wells Funeral Home in Liberty. Frances Bradley, 70, of Dayton, Services at 11 a.m. Tuesday Nov. 27th at Wells Funeral Home. Rose Mary Johnson, 58, of Liberty, Services at 11 a.m. Saturday at Wells Funeral Home.

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*LAKE RELEASE: 2,000 CFS LIBERTY BRIDGE: 6.33 ASL*

Volume 22 NO. 224 TUESDAY NOVEMBER 20TH, 2007

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Changes in Child Support: During the last legislative session 1 of roughly 300 changes to family law involves child support payments for children past age 18. County Court at Law Judge Don Taylor said parents ordered to pay child support must do so until the child turns 18, and longer if the child remains in high school. Judge Taylor said the child must attend classes regularly, and failure of the custodial parent to require the child attend school, could lead to the cancellation of child support.

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City Seeks Grant: The Liberty City Council will make a grant request to the Texas Department of Transportation for funds to reconstruct the old bridge over the Woods creek on Sand Dune Road. The bridge has been closed for about 5 years after an inspection showed major structural problems with the bridge.

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Thanksgiving Closings: The Liberty County Courthouse will close at noon tomorrow and remain closed Thursday and Friday. The city offices in Liberty and Dayton will be closed Thursday and Friday of this week. There is no garbage service in Dayton or Liberty Thursday, trash pick up will run as scheduled on Friday. All Banks and Post Offices will close Thursday, but reopen for regular hours on Friday.

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Name Correction: An interesting development on the murder we reported last week. According to Liberty Police Lt. Kenneth Taylor, the actual name of the victim was not Arthur Redmon, his legal name is Arthur McCoy. Lt. Taylor said Redmon was the victim’s mother’s name and he had very often used that last name however his legal last name is McCoy. Arthur McCoy’s alleged killer, David Jordan, 18, remains in the Liberty County Jail under one million dollars bond.

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New Pastor: The 1st Baptist Church in Liberty has selected their new pastor. Associate Pastor Ron Davis said the church made the decision after Sunday morning’s service. Steve Bean will preach his first service as pastor of 1st Baptist-Liberty, the 3rd Sunday in January. The late Jerry Johnson retired as pastor after 24 years of service in April 2006.

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Funerals: John Samuel Brown, Jr. 61 of Cleveland. Services will be tomorrow at 1:30 at Houston National Cemetery.

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*LAKE RELEASE: 2,000 CFS LIBERTY BRIDGE: 6.27 ASL*

Volume 22 NO. 223 MONDAY NOVEMBER 19TH, 2007

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Bond for Murder Suspect: Justice of the Peace Bobby Rader has set bond for David Jordan at $1 million. The 18-yr.-old Jordan is charged with capital murder in the shooting death of Arthur Redmon, 64, of Liberty. Jordan allegedly killed Redmon during a robbery early on Tuesday, November 13th. Even if the accused killer is able to post bond, his release would be under several stringent conditions including a 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew. At this time, David Jordan remains in the Liberty County Jail.

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Drug Arrests: A search of two vehicles in the area of Tennessee St. by Liberty Police last Friday night resulted in the seizure of several thousand dollars in drugs and the arrest of four people. Liberty Police Sgt. David Hunter said officers found a ½ pound of marijuana, 81 “crack” rocks and cocaine packaged for resale. Four Liberty residents- Jonathon Ford, 22, Jamail Smith, age 21, Anna McManus and Cedric Jones, both 30, are charged with several counts each of possession of a controlled substance.

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Burglary and Car Theft: A thief broke into a Dayton home early Sunday morning while the resident slept and stole a number of items, including keys to her late-model luxary car. Next he stole the vehicle and led Dayton police on a high-speed chase into Liberty. Officers briefly lost track of the car, which was found shortly smashed into About Time Bail Bonds. The suspect, described as a black male juvenile of small stature wearing dark clothing, escaped. Dayton Police asks anyone with information to call 936-258-7621.

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Football: The Hardin Hornets advance to the Area Round of the high school football playoffs Friday at Crosby against the Crawford Pirates. Kick has been moved to 3 p.m. The Dayton Broncos take on the Texas City Stingarees Friday at 7 p.m. at LaPorte. You can hear both games live on KSHN Radio. The Hull-Daisetta Bobcats bowed out of post season play Friday with a 48 to 27 loss to Groveton.

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Volume 22 NO. 222 FRIDAY NOVEMBER 16TH, 2007

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Pounds and Pounds of Pot: A traffic stop by DPS Troopers Jamie Neault and John Hutzler on Hwy. 90 in the Liberty area netted around 200 to 300 pounds of marijuana. Trooper Neault said they are not releasing the name of the driver or a description of the vehicle until their investigation is completed.

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Economic Development: The City of Cleveland signed an agreement with Liberty Motorsports Park that will provide $27 million in public funding to attract the 810-acre development, which includes a 2.8-mile road course, condominiums, estate homes, restaurants, a hotel and stores. In turn, Cleveland plans to annex the property after holding two public hearings, which are set for early December. Once that takes place, land clearing should begin in December with business operations set to begin in the latter part of 2008. The first national motorcycle race is planned for April 2009.

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Wreck: A pickup truck ran through the side of a home in the Tarkington area Wednesday night. According to Tarkington VFD Assistant Chief Dalton Gregory no one was home at the time. The homeowner is Charles Jefferson. The driver of the pickup, Justin Coats of Tarkington was taken to a Houston area hospital by helicopter. DPS Troopers Hauck and Flowers are investigating the incident.

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DISD Auction: The Dayton School district is holding an online auction of surplus items and items no longer needed by the district. The items can be bid on today through Wednesday November 28th.. Link to the auction at www.kshn.com.

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Football: The Hardin Hornets travel to take on the Hemphill Hornets, game time 7:30. The Dayton Broncos go to Crosby to battle the Cougars, game time 7 PM.

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Funerals: Salley Lee Carl Daniel, 65 of Cleveland. Services will be 10 AM today at First Baptist– Cleveland. Alice Leona Fillingim Ray, 75 of Batson. Services 1:30 tomorrow at Mt. Calvary Baptist – Moss Hill. Juanita Addington Seaberg, 92 of Dayton. Services 10 AM tomorrow at 1st United Methodist – Dayton. Lynd Edward Neely, 86 of Daisetta. Services 10 AM tomorrow at Allison Funeral Service – Liberty.

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Volume 22 NO. 221 THURSDAY NOVEMBER 15TH, 2007

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City Council: Tuesday night, following the formal resignation of Councilman Mark Beausoleil, Liberty City Council, on a unanimous vote, named longtime Liberty Businessman Louie Potetz the newest member of council. Potetz is the owner of P & H Building Centers and a lifelong Liberty resident. Mr. Potetz is currently a member of the Planning and Zoning Commission and will have to step down from that panel. Louie Potetz will serve on council until the next election, May 2008.

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Wreck: A two-vehicle wreck early yesterday morning on Hwy. 146 south sent James R. Blake to San Jacinto Hospital in Baytown, with what were described as serious, but not life threatening injuries. Dayton Police Officer Kenny Broyles said Blake, headed south was attempting to pass several vehicles. In the north bound lane, Bessie Vernell Parson moved to the shoulder to avoid the collision. That move did not work, and Blake’s truck struck the other near the back of the cab area, tearing the bed of the big four door truck literally off it’s frame.

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School Board: Tuesday night, Liberty ISD Trustees approved the purchase of 3 new school buses, for the first time equipped with 3 point seat belt systems and cameras. The addition of the seat belts adds a cost of approximately $12,000 per bus, with a total cost of the three of just under $300,000.

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Auction: Tonight’s the first of the Dayton Noon Lions Clubs Radio Auctions. Listen from 6 to 9 PM, call 336 5793 to bid.

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Shred It: The Shred It Company, will be at Saturday’s Recycling Day, they will however, have a limit of 5 boxes of documents per vehicle. The recycling day is this Saturday at Liberty City Hall from 9 am until noon. It’s free to drop off your recyclable items, documents for shredding, and there will be lots of information on conservation.

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Funerals: Josephine “Josie” Canales Tristan, 54 of Liberty. Memorial service 11 AM tomorrow at Sterling Funeral Home, Dayton. Wilford “Bud J” Joiner, 55 of Liberty. Services 11 AM Saturday at St. Miles Baptist Church in Ames. Shirley Elzie, 58 of Liberty. Services 2 PM Saturday at Trinity Valley Baptist Church in Liberty.

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Volume 22 NO. 220 WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 14TH, 2007

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Murder in Liberty: An 18 year old Liberty man, David Jordan, is under arrest accused of shooting and killing 64 year old Arthur Redmon early yesterday morning. Information indicates the younger man was attempting to rob Redmon of $10. The victim resisted, and according to an eyewitness, David Jordan fired a .22 caliber rifle, hit the older man one time in the leg, apparently severing a major artery. The victim then bled to death before help could arrive. The shooting happened around 3:30 yesterday morning near 617 Franklin just off Navigation Street in Liberty.

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Lions Club Auction: The Annual Dayton Noon Lions Club Radio Auction is tomorrow night from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon here on KSHN FM. Lions Club members will describe a variety of donated goods and services in detail on the air and listeners are invited to call in and bid on the items. All proceeds benefit the Noon Lions’ many community projects including eye exams and glasses for needy kids in this area.

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Rosser Arrested: Marilyn Rosser, mother of recently convicted murderer Victor Rosser, has been arrested and charged with assault family violence, a Class “A” Misdemeanor. The charges are related to an incident that occurred about a week before her son’s murder trial. The alleged victim was a witness in the Victor Rosser murder trial, and apparently living with Marilyn Rosser at the time of the assault. In addition, Liberty County Sheriffs Department Sgt. Mark Ellington said when deputies tried to serve the warrant last Friday, Mrs. Rosser resisted arrest, and now faces another Class “A” Misdemeanor.

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Funerals: Sally Lee Daniel, 65 of Cleveland. Services 10 AM Friday at First Baptist Cleveland. James Doug Williams, 61. Services today at 10 AM at Pace Stancil Cleveland.

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Volume 22 NO. 219 TUESDAY NOVEMBER 13TH, 2007

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Theft at Senior Center: Two of four beautiful benches, made as a community project by a local boy scout, working to earn his Eagle Scout rank, and placed at the Liberty Senior Center were stolen over the weekend. Liberty Senior Center Board President Al Brandli said the benches are easy to identify. They are black metal with a gold star in the center of the back, and wood slat seats. Anyone with information on the stolen benches is asked to call Liberty Police at 936 336 5666.

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DeBlanc Indicted: Last Wednesday, a Liberty County Grand Jury indicted Wallace Ray DeBlanc on charges of criminal mischief and theft in connection with vandalism done to the grave of Marine Lance Corporal Jeremy Burris of Liberty. Both charges are state jail felonies, punishable by up to 2 years in jail.

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Chamber Luncheon: The Liberty Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce Monthly Luncheon is noon tomorrow at Marion Hall of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. This month’s speaker is Anthony Scott, Director of the Liberty County Juvenile Probation Office. Make reservations today by calling the chamber office at 936 336 5736. Tickets are $8.00.

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Play Off Action: Hull Daisetta Bobcats vs. Groveton Indians, Bowers Stadium at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville. The Hardin Hornets vs. Hemphill Hornets, in Hemphill. Those games start at 7:30 Friday night. The Dayton Broncos vs. the Crosby Cougars in Crosby. That game kicks off at 7 PM. KSHN will broadcast the Hardin Hornets and Dayton Broncos games.

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DCDC Board Appointments: Dayton City Council re-appointed Troy Barton and Bill Fox voting members of the DCDC Board. Longtime advisory member Sharon Stovall will replace current DCDC Board President Jay Knight. Advisory member Alma Lopez was re-appointed. Richard Teel will be the new advisory member. Mayor Pro Tem Frosty Pruitt has been council rep for many years, but he is stepping down and Councilwoman Barbara Zaruba will take his place. The appointments and reappointments take effect Jan. 1st.

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Funerals: Linnie Mae Key, 88 of Liberty. Services this morning at 10 AM at Allison Funeral Service in Liberty.

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Volume 22 NO. 218 friday NOVEMBER 9TH, 2007

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DCDC: A study commissioned by the Dayton Community Development Corporation looked at the Dayton area to identify good points, and areas that needed improvement in the community. The Austin company, Johnson and Associates, spent several days in Dayton interviewing residents and leaders before setting down a list of 10 Strengths, 10 Weaknesses, and 21 recommendations for increasing the chances of attracting retail and industrial businesses to the Dayton area. The number one strength according to the Austin Co., the caring attitude of the citizens and leaders, while the number one weakness was listed as the aesthetic appearance of the downtown area.

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Hardin Football: The Hardin Hornets take on the East Chambers Buccaneers tonight in Winnie. Hardin, East Chambers and Buna all go into tonight’s games 4-1 in district.

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SNAP’s Back: The Spay and Neuter Assistance Program will back in Dayton on Monday at 8:00 a.m. at the People’s Building Center Parking Lot on FM 1960. The program provides spaying and neutering free-of-charge to the pets of low-income families. The mobile clinic can only handle about 24 animals a day, so it’s best to arrive early. The program will make a return trip to Liberty County at the Tractor Supply Store in Liberty on November 26th. For more information, call 713-862-3863 or link to the SNAP web site from www.kshn.com.

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Closings: Monday, in observance of Veterans Day, Sunday November 11th, the Liberty County Courthouse, Liberty City Offices, all banks and post offices will be closed. City Offices in Dayton will be open regular hours. Garbage service will run as scheduled in both towns.

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Weekend Football: Texas Tech goes to Austin to take on the Texas Longhorns Saturday. Pre-game is 1:30 p.m. Kick off is at 2:30. The Houston Texans have the week off. Houston will host New Orleans on Sunday Nov. 19th with a noon kick off.

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Funerals: Sofia Sosa, 66 of Cleveland. Memorial Services 11 AM Saturday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church-Cleveland. Shelia Turner Robinson, 49 of Liberty. Services are 11 AM Saturday at Valley Community Bible Church - Liberty.

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Volume 22 NO. 217 thursday NOVEMBER 8TH, 2007

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Time Line: Dayton Mayor Steve Stephens said now that the bond issue has passed, finding an architect to design the facility is the first step. He also said he is grateful to the folks that voted for the nearly $14 million project. He added to those who did not, he hoped the city could change their minds as to the need for such a facility. Mayor Stephens said his best guess was it would be about 18 mo. to 2 years before the facility would open.

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Constitutional Amendments: The 16 proposed Texas constitutional amendments all passed both locally and statewide. Locally, less than 4 percent of the approximately 43,000 registered Liberty County Voters cast a ballot.

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Hull-Daisetta: The Hull Daisetta Bobcats are District 24-A Champs, with a 4-0 record in district play.

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Wreck: The Tarkington Vol. Fire Department was called to a wreck and car fire Tuesday night on Hwy. 105. The car, belonging to Jjuan Golphin, of Houston was completely destroyed. The driver was found walking along 105 about ½ mile from the wreck. He was taken to a local hospital.

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Recycle Day: Saturday November 17th the City of Liberty is holding a recycling event. Mayor Carl Pickett said it’s in part to educate the public on proper disposal and to encourage green living. It will be on the city hall grounds from 9 am – noon.

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Funerals: Brian Keith Hopkins, 29-Anahuac. Services 11 AM Saturday at St. James Methodist Church–Anahuac. Ceola Huery White, 82-Dayton. Services 11 AM Monday at Mt. Olive Baptist Church-Dayton. Norma Rhea Callihan Krenek, 89-Devers. Services 2 PM Friday at Stacey’s Memorial Cemetery-Devers. Harold Levon Higginbotham, 79 - Dayton. Services 11 AM today, Sterling Funeral Home-Dayton. Elanor “Yvonne” Smikal, 68 - Dayton. Services 10 AM Saturday Palms Memorial Park in Dayton.

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Volume 22 NO. 216 WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 7TH, 2007

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Dayton Votes: The bond issue to fund a new City of Dayton Library, Community Center and Senior Center passed yesterday. Early voting plus Election Day results totaled 310 to 202 for Prop #1. A total 300 votes to 212 for Prop #2 and 284 votes to 225 in favor of Prop #3. The total bond amount is $13, 915,000.

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Veterans’ Tribute: Sterling Funeral Home in Dayton will present a tribute to Veterans, both past and presently serving Sunday at 2 PM. Mike Page said they have collected well over 100 photographs from all over the county of military men and women that will be a part of the film presentation. US Congressmen Ted Poe, Air Force Colonel Mark McClelland, the Liberty VFW, Boy Scout Troop # 8 and a bag piper will also be a part of the ceremony. The public is encouraged to attend to acknowledge the service of veterans past and present.

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Dayton City Council: Dayton City Council Monday night had the unusual situation of two bids for a paving project on Ford Ave. from two different companies, at exactly the same price, $74,760. City Manager David Douglas said he’d never heard of a situation like this, but state law clearly says the most appropriate solution is to flip a coin, or cast lots, in so many words. After some discussion, council voted to table the matter until they could get references on both firms, and get an opinion from City Attorney Randy Gunter.

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Country Christmas: The Liberty-Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Country Christmas celebrations are on Tuesday November 27th in Liberty and on Thursday November 29th in Dayton. Entries in the Country Christmas Parades are being accepted now. There is no cost to enter, but all entries must be well lighted and there is only one Santa Claus. For more information, call the Chamber at 936-336-5736.

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Diabetes Screening: Friday, San Jacinto Methodist Hospital in Baytown is offering two free diabetes screenings. From 8:30 till noon at the main hospital on Garth Road, and then the San Jacinto Hospital, Alexander Campus from 1 PM to 3 PM.

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Funerals: Nina R. Koonce, 79 of Cleveland. Services today at 11 AM at 1st Methodist Church - Cleveland.

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Volume 22 NO. 215 TUESDAY NOVEMBER 6TH, 2007

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Civil Suit: The civil suit between Baytown Palmarez Brothers owners of Signature Home Health, and their former partner, Eddie and Cynthia Shauberger and Internet Blogger Ray Akins has been suspended. Negotiations for a possible settlement are going on between the attorneys for both sides. The parties were to appear in the 55th District Court in Harris Co. yesterday in the civil suit field by Bob and Albert Palmarez against the Shaubergers and Akins. The suit alleges illegal actives including forgery, threats, intimidation, strong-arm tactics and impersonating a law enforcement officer. Klint Bush, Signature Home Health Manager said the restraining order against the Shaubergers and Akins remains in place. The criminal investigation headed by Ranger Frank Huff is ongoing.

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New Store Opens: The new Hibbett Sports in the Jefferson Square Shopping Center on North Main in Liberty opened its doors for business Saturday. Hibbits Manager Eric Odom said the Liberty location is the 767th company store. They offer clothing, footwear, and accessories and sports gear. Odom said they carry what they call support gear for football, baseball, softball and soccer as well as weightlifting and boxing equipment. Hibbitts is open 10 AM to 8 PM Monday through Saturday, noon to 6 PM Sundays.

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Lions Club Auction: The Dayton Noon Lions Clubs annual Radio Auction is coming up Thursday Nov. 15th and Saturday Nov. 17th here on KSHN. Money raised is earmarked to help kids in this area. To donate items for the auctions, call 936 258 2233 or 258 3522.

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Local Man Honored: David Milam Jr. Owner of Milam Discount Tire Co. in Liberty was recently named Tire Dealer Humanitarian for 2007 by a national trade newspaper for independent tire dealers, Tire Business. Milam was honored for his work on “Bikes for Christmas”, program that he co-founded with Liberty County EMS Director Mike Koen. He received an engraved medal and a $1,000 for the bikes program.

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Funerals: Roy Dean Manbeck¸ 61 of Hull. Graveside services today 2 PM Guedry Cemetery in Batson. Allan Shirley, 36 of Shepherd. Cremation services at a later date.

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VOLUME 22 NO. 214 MONDAY NOVEMBER 5TH, 2007

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Election Day: Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. tomorrow for registered voters living in the City of Dayton to cast ballots in the bond referendum to fund a new library, community center and senior center. The three-part bond package totals $13,915,000. Liberty County Chief Appraiser Allen D. Conner said about 46% of the tax bill for the project would be picked up by the city's top five taxpayers. All voting on the bond issue is at Dayton City Hall's Council Chambers. Also tomorrow, voters statewide will consider 16 proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution in a separate election.

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Drunken Driver is 16: A birthday boy from Romayor left a party in Moss Hill Saturday night and was dropped at his parents' truck while they were at Empty Pockets Saloon in Liberty. It was his 16th birthday, but with no driver's license he he allegedly found keys to his mothers pickup, put it in reverse and slammed through a wall into the tavern's storeroom. Liberty Police Sgt. Mark Davison said the teen fled but was arrested minutes later by reserve officer John Hebert, Jr. The boy was released to his parents after being charged with drunken driving.

Police said he measured more than double-drunk on an intoxilyzer.

'" Medicare' Part B: David Bauman of the Beaumont Social i1 Security Office said next year's monthly premium for outpatient care health coverage under Medicare Part B will only increase slightly. He said the current $94 cost will go up to only $96.40 in 2008. For more information, call1.800-MEDICARE.

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Stabbing: A 50-year-old Cleveland man was airlifted to

S I Memorial Hermann in Houston after being stabbed in a fight at the Lazy H Tavern on North Main St. in Liberty. The incident happened Saturday evening. 61.year-old James Peak of Liberty is alleged to have used a pocketknife in the attack. Liberty Police

I Sgt. Mark Davison said the victim was stitched up and returned

10 home shortly thereafter. Aggravated assault charges are being

ble I considered against Peak. . .

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Friday Football: Dayton shut out Nederland 63-0. Liberty beat Tarkington 43-20. Hull-Daisetta clinched their district crown over West Hardin 28-22. Cleveland upset Cold Spring 15-14. CE King beat Barbers Hill 24-21 and Kountze upset previously unbeaten East Chambers 14-13. Hardin had the night off:

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Volume 22 NO. 213 FRIDAY NOVEMBER 2ND, 2007

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Testimony: During testimony Wednesday in the Pre-trial hearing of former county maintenance supervisor Buddy Craig, a former county inmate said he was told to remove a transmission from a truck seized by law enforcement by former county employee Wayne Burrell. Another former county employee reported the transmission was hauled away by a relative of Mr. Burrell. Two former employees of former Liberty Co. Treasurer Winn Skidmore said they told Former County Attorney Mike Pichinson of alleged inappropriate acts by the county treasurer several years ago, and nothing was done about them. District Attorney Mike Little asked if they had reported these alleged crimes to anyone else. Both Thelma Parkinson and Susan Rayon answered no, and both admitted they had not reported the allegations until after they were no longer employed at the treasurer’s office. Parkinson was fired, Rayon quit. Defense Attorney James Evans called the former employees to testify as he tried to show selective prosecution. That motion failed.

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Deer Season: This weekend marks opening day of deer season. Outdoor Update host Larry Wilburn said conditions are ripe for a better then average season, especially here in Southeast Texas. Texas Parks and Wildlife Game Warden Danny Diaz said the top violations that will get hunters in trouble include untagged deer, hunting with out a lease license and failing to fill out a hunter’s log. Another mistake according to Game Warden Diaz, is hunting without having completed the hunter education course required for all hunters born after Sept 2nd 1971.

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DPS Sgt.: After just over 2 years in Liberty County, Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Chuck Havard has transferred to the Jefferson Co. office. He said this move puts him closer to his home in Buna. His successor should be named within the next 30 days.

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@ Oklahoma State Kick off at 2:30 PM Saturday. Houston

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Funerals: Sara Brandes Leal, Services tomorrow at 11 AM at Forest Park Lawndale in Houston. Patricia Ann Mizell, 60 of Cleveland. Services 10 AM today, N. Cleveland Baptist Church.

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Volume 22 NO. 212 THURSDAY NOVEMBER 1ST, 2007

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Craig Pre-Trial Hearing: After 13 hours of testimony spanning 2 days and dozens of subpoenas, 75th District Judge C. T. “Rusty” Hight ruled yesterday the taped confession of former Liberty County Maintenance Supervisor "“Buddy “ Craig would stand. Judge Hight also ruled the charge of Theft by a Public Servant against Craig would stand. The one motion filed by Craig’s defense attorney James Evans the judge did not deny requests the charge against Buddy Craig to be thrown out due to lack of a speedy trial. Judge Hight said he would rule on that motion at a later date, after reviewing the time line of the information testified to.

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Nottingham Upgraded: The Texas Education Agency has changed Nottingham Middle School’s rating from academically unacceptable to acceptable. Dayton ISD Assistant Superintendent Dr. Bill Chambers said coding errors that skewed the campus’ TAKS test results prompted the district to petition for the change. Dr. Chambers said he has asked the state to further reconsider the results since he thinks the Nottingham campus deserves a higher “recognized” rating.

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Early Voting Ending: Tomorrow is the last day to vote early in next Tuesday’s Statewide Constitutional Amendment Election at the Liberty County Courthouse and the Cleveland Annex. So far, 82 County voters have cast ballots. Early voting for the City of Dayton Bond Issue to fund a new library/community center, also ends tomorrow at Dayton City Hall. Through yesterday, 130 Dayton residents had voted on the bond issue.

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Friday Night Football: The Liberty Panthers are at Tarkington tomorrow night at 7:30 p.m. The Dayton Broncos are on the road at Nederland. That kicks off at 7 p.m. Hull-Daisetta hosts West Hardin, Cleveland is at Coldspring. Both games kick off at 7:30 p.m. Barbers Hill is at C. E. King with a 7 p.m. start.

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Funerals: Charley Marks, 71 of Louisiana. Services will be 11 AM Saturday at Trinity Valley Missionary Baptist Church – Liberty. ** Nellyne Tebo Jones, 73 of Liberty. Services 11 AM today at St. Miles Missionary Baptist Church in Liberty. ** Edna Hawthorne, 95, of Shepherd, Services at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Christ in Shepherd. **

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