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FEMA Mitigation Education Outreach Specialists are now in Beaumont and Cleveland.

Disaster survivors affected by the severe storms and floods from Tropical Storm Imelda, can visit local home improvement stores in Beaumont and Cleveland, Texas, Tuesday, Nov. 12, to Saturday, Nov. 16, for rebuilding tips from mitigation experts.

The decision of a Liberty County resident to stop his pick-up truck in a moving lane of traffic in the 2100 block of State Highway 146 Bypass in the City of Liberty resulted in his arrest on a felony narcotic charge. At approximately 10 p.m. on Nov.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 7, 2019) – The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) today announced more than $158,000 in grants to support on-the-ground conservation, capacity building, peer-to-peer workshops, and enhanced access to hunting and fishing experiences within the National Wildlife Refuge System in 11 states across the country.

Nov 7, 2019 - 21:24

On Nov. 11, our nation will celebrate what we now know as Veterans Day. A special federal holiday when we honor the veterans who have served in all our past wars. This holiday has its history as far back as 1918, which was when the Armistice was signed between Allied Nations and Germany thus bringing an end to World War 1.

Sports

The Hardin Lady Hornets needed only an hour to take care of the Corrigan-Camden Ladydogs on Tuesday night in the first round of the Class 3-A Region III playoffs at Warren high school 25-14, 25-7 and 25-17.

The Liberty Panthers ended their 2019 football season Friday night falling to the Hardin-Jefferson Hawks by a score of 26-7. It was the first victory of the season for the Hawks but qualified them for the playoffs by knocking out the Panthers who went winless in district play. 

Nov 6, 2019 - 19:37

The Liberty Panthers were overwhelmed Friday night by their district rival, the West Orange-Stark Mustangs by a score of 39-0. It was Liberty’s third district loss of the season and, by my calculations, their first time to be shut out since 2015. Liberty kept themselves in the game for the first half with several stellar defensive stands.

Nov 6, 2019 - 19:11

The West Hardin Lady Oilers Volleyball Team traveled to Warren to battle the Colmesneil Lady Bulldogs in a bi-district playoff battle. The Lady Bulldogs, winners of District 23-2A came in as the clear favorites. From pre-game to the first serve the intensity in the gym could be felt. Electricity pulsated through as the Lady Oilers and their fans cheered.

Opinions

A new state law meant to increase government transparency might in practice reduce the amount of information about city operations in Liberty and elsewhere that had previously been made readily available to the public.

“There,” my mother would say, waving her hand in the direction of the passenger-side window, as we approached the intersection of Sam Houston and Main, “is where Griffin’s Drug Store used to be. Then it was a shoe store for a long time. I’ll tell you, we might not have survived had it not been for Bill Griffin.

Oct 10, 2019 - 00:00

Please forward this to any of our so called politicians, they will not respond to the requests of our small community:

Dear President Trump, Governor Abbott, State and Federal Representatives:

Oct 3, 2019 - 00:00

In regards to a Dayton City Council Ordinance Proposal to restrict livestock, horses, chickens but not swine in our city limits:

Obituaries

Nov 12, 2019 - 16:58

Velma Irene (Buchanan) Fisher, age 95, of Liberty went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, Nov. 10. She was born on June 18, 1925 in Harwood, Texas, to Floyd William Buchanan and Hattie Cain Buchanan. On Dec. 5, 1941, she married Edwin Martin Fisher. She was a member of Heights Baptist Church in Liberty. Velma enjoyed cooking and visiting with her family and friends.

Nov 12, 2019 - 16:53

Barbara Ann Gibson, 78, lifelong resident of Liberty County, passed away peacefully on Nov. 10 at her home in Dayton, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on Sept. 8, 1941 in Liberty to the late Emmitt C. and Fannie Lee Wade Carlton.

November 11, 2019

 

Dear fellow Texans,

Mitchell Glenn Deckert, aged 63, passed away peacefully on Oct. 29 at Hospice in The Pines in Lufkin. Mitchell was born on Sept. 30, 1956 to parents Joe E. Deckert and Joyce Ellen McCreight Deckert.