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Thursday, November 28, 2019 - 12:00am

Spend enough time at the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center on FM 1011 in Liberty and you will eventually run across items that seem to defy explanation, that is, unless you know wher

News

Jan 17, 2020 - 20:43

Matt Linn Davis, 39, of Cleveland, was found guilty and sentenced to 10 years in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice by a Liberty County jury for unauthorized use of a vehicle and possession of a controlled substance on Jan. 14.

A burglar hit the same business location on back-to-back nights of Nov. 25 and 26. Liberty County Sheriff’s lead Investigator Ann Marie Mitchell has requested the public’s help in identifying a security camera photo of the burglary suspect.

Jan 16, 2020 - 20:43

On Jan. 11, at approximately 9:44 p.m. Dayton Police Officers were dispatched to the 100 block of Jessica Street in reference to a sexual assault. When officers arrived at the scene they located a male subject outside of the involved residence identified as Ethan Thomas Brown.

On Jan. 9, at approximately 11a.m., the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Camino Real neighborhood in reference to a burglary. During the investigation, deputies were able to recover video surveillance from the victim’s residence.

Sports

Lauren Hickman scored all 15 of her points in the second half, and

Hull-Daisetta erased a 6-point halftime deficit to knock off the Liberty Lady Panthers 46-39 on Tuesday night, Dec. 10, at Liberty high school.

Dec 19, 2019 - 00:00

The Runnin’ Broncos took third place in last weekend’s R.B. Moffett Tournament at Colmesneil.

The Hull-Daisetta Bobcats got 27 points from Braedyn Rayon, but it would not be enough as they fell to the Anahuac Panthers 67-47 on Thursday evening at the Anahuac Tournament.

Here are the District 10 4A-Div. 2 All-District Football Honors received by Liberty Panthers.

Offense

First Team

  • Devin Fregia, tight end

Second Team

  • Jordan Leday, running back
  • Wyatt Tulley, offensive line

Honorable Mentions

Opinions

Jan 17, 2020 - 13:32

My name is Gordon Bean and I want to be your next Liberty County Precinct 4 Constable.

The Texas State Teachers Association opposes a new set of rules, proposed by Education Commissioner Mike Morath, that would significantly increase opportunities for charter school chains to expand in Texas, at a potential cost of hundreds of millions of additional dollars to taxpayers and public school districts.

Jan 9, 2020 - 00:00

Conroe Attorney, Jay Wright, who has done more than 117 appellate cases and practiced civil and criminal law for more than 34 years, has announced his candidacy for Chief Justice of the 9th Court of Appeals based in Beaumont, Texas. The position is being vacated by retiring Chief Justice Steve McKeithen.

Against every effort in U.S. history to impeach a president, the president’s supporters have contended that the Constitution is too vague for anyone to know the meaning of “high crimes and misdemeanors.”

Obituaries

Jan 16, 2020 - 21:31

Lee Charles Fregia, 74, of Liberty, Texas passed away Jan. 5 at his residence in Liberty, TX. He was born Oct. 22, 1945 in Raywood.

Scott “Scotty” Craig, 80, of Johnson City died on Jan. 6. He was born Jan. 21, 1939, in Paris, Texas, to Harry and Juanita Craig (nee Fry).

Raymond David Coughlin, Jr., 86, of Liberty passed away on Jan. 12 surrounded by his loving family at his residence. Raymond was born in Liberty on Dec. 29, 1933 to parents Raymond Coughlin Sr. and Lorene Myrick Coughlin.

Jan 9, 2020 - 13:34

Carrie Opal Wilkins, 93, of Dayton passed away at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston on Jan. 4. Opal was born on Oct. 20, 1926 in Mississippi to parents Thomas Payton Lee and Douie Burk Lee.