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Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 12:00am

Learning to live a simple life is not always the easiest skill to learn, especially when it comes to our finances and our habits.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, there has not been much to do other than watch television to occupy time during the shutdown of the country. Television has allowed some escape from the stress of the outbreak hitting our nation and has helped us pass...

Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 12:00am

This last Saturday, Feb. 23, the Liberty Sheriff’s Department faced stiff competition during the 2nd annual Cops vs. Kids basketball game. The kids took out the competition with a final score of 56-12, but this did not send the sheriff’s department home with their heads down. The department helped Just Amazing Youth Sports (JAYS) raise over $4000 for this non-profit.

Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 12:00am

If the start of the 2021 season is a sampling of things to come for the Liberty Lady Panthers on the softball diamond, then fans are in for a real treat as Liberty exploded for 17 runs in the second inning and never got to hit again as they walloped the Lady Tigers 17-0 in the season opener...

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 5:14pm

TCEQ has asked Liberty County to issue a boiled water notice for all residents in the City of Dayton Lakes. Due to the recent concerns over water quality issues, some medical issues were reported by residents in the community. More information will be forthcoming on this issue, with further investigations ongoing.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 5:07pm

As the deadline recently passed for local governments to accept candidate filings for the May elections, some questions have surfaced about the City of Dayton Lakes, located North of Kenefick off FM 1008, as well as the City of North Cleveland, located just outside of the City of Cleveland on the far North end of Liberty County. 

Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 12:00am

Amid all of the hustle and bustle of the recent winter storm, a slew of candidates filed the necessary paperwork for a place on the ballot in the May 1 General Elections for local municipalities and school districts.

News

Feb 25, 2021 - 00:00

The Liberty County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call on West Pine Street in the City of Daisetta on the evening of February 22. A one-year-old child was reported missing by family members, and when deputies arrived, they were informed that a family member had discovered the child deceased in the neighbor’s aboveground swimming pool. The Sheriff’s Department Lead Investigator, Shandalynn Rhame stated when the emergency medical team arrived on the scene, CPR was being given to the child, who did not respond.

TCEQ has asked Liberty County to issue a boiled water notice for all residents in the City of Dayton Lakes. Due to the recent concerns over water quality issues, some medical issues were reported by residents in the community. More information will be forthcoming on this issue, with further investigations ongoing.

As the deadline recently passed for local governments to accept candidate filings for the May elections, some questions have surfaced about the City of Dayton Lakes, located North of Kenefick off FM 1008, as well as the City of North Cleveland, located just outside of the City of Cleveland on the far North end of Liberty County. 

With every crisis, there is always someone looking to take advantage of innocent people dealing with unfortunate events in their lives. Regular people who may have their guard down due to a stressful event are more susceptible to fraud. Criminals seek and plot...

Sports

The Magnolia Bulldogs used some hot three-point shooting in the first half to build a big lead early on and then some clutch free-throw shooting late to hold off Cleveland late to knock off the Indians 54-46 on Saturday night in a Class 5-A Region III bi-district contest at Conroe Oak Ridge High School. Magnolia jumped out to a...

If the start of the 2021 season is a sampling of things to come for the Liberty Lady Panthers on the softball diamond, then fans are in for a real treat as Liberty exploded for 17 runs in the second inning and never got to hit again as they walloped the Lady Tigers 17-0 in the season opener...

All season long, the Tarkington Longhorns have relied on their tough defensive pressure. On Saturday night at Oak Ridge High School in Conroe, it was East Bernard that was introduced to the ball swarming Tarkington defense and the Brahmas committed a multitude of turnovers in a Longhorn 53-38 victory in a...

On Thursday afternoon at Porter High School, the Cleveland Indians and New Caney Eagles met to settle third place in district and Cleveland came out with a...

Opinions

This week has been historic in terms of the severity of the weather across the state. I am praying for the safety of our community and our state. Here are five things happening around your state:

Things are picking up at the Capitol this week. Senate Finance has begun hearing testimony about the budget and Senate Redistricting is continuing to hear testimony from across the state about the redistricting process. We have a few weeks before the bill filing deadline on March 12, but we are certainly busy.

Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow on Groundhog Day, signaling 6 more weeks of winter. Since 1887, the groundhog in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania has been central to the legend of Groundhog Day, celebrated every February 2. Let’s hope he’s wrong this year.

The third week of session is coming to a close. The Redistricting Committee has been meeting every day this week to hear testimony from the public and Senate Finance will start meeting next month.

Obituaries

Reverend Volney Robert (V.R.) Hylton Jr., 88, of Liberty, Texas passed away peacefully on February 17, 2021 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. V.R. was born on September 3, 1932 in Moss Bluff, Texas to parents Volney R. Hylton, Sr. and Fay Alva Anderson Hylton.

Feb 25, 2021 - 00:00

Mrs. Oledia George, 102 years of age, was born on December 31st, 1918, in Houston, Texas. She passed away on February 18th, 2021. She was a kind, gentle and warm spirit and had a great sense of humor. Mom loved to read her bible, watch movies (action-packed) and listen to music (R&B and Jazz).

Feb 18, 2021 - 00:00

Janet Rae Williams Hundley, 83, passed away on February 12, 2021, at her home in Hull, Texas, in the presence of loved ones. She was born on January 20, 1938, to Elmer and Mabel Trahan Williams and lived most of her life in the Hull-Daisetta community where she was born. She graduated as valedictorian of her high school class and continued her involvement with HD schools throughout her life.

Charles Michael “Smitty” Smith, 41, of Liberty passed away on Saturday, February 13, 2021 in Houston. Smitty was born September 26, 1979 in Houston, Texas to parents Charles Edward Smith and Lisa Robin Brickey Smith.