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In late August and mid-September, the Grand Parkway Infrastructure team successfully set bridge beams for the new SH 99 bridge that will travel over I-10 frontage roads and main lanes in Mont Belvieu.

On Wednesday, Oct. 14, around 10:39 a.m. Cleveland Police Department Officer E. Fleming was dispatched to Austin Bank at 807 East Houston here in Cleveland in reference to a male attempting to pass a fraudulent check.

Oct 22, 2020 - 00:00

Bruce Stratton, board president of Liberty County Hospital District No. 1, addressed the Dayton City Council Monday night about the district’s plans to build a new hospital.

For the fifth consecutive year, the Dayton ISD School Board has done their best to ease the tax burden of Dayton ISD residents. This past August, the School Board voted to lower the tax rate from 1.27 per $100 valuation in 2019, to 1.1996 per $100 valuation for 2020. This is a $.07 decrease for this year alone which brings the five year total to $.23 over the past five years. The 86th Texas Legislature compressed the Maintenance and Operations portion of the tax rate, which lowered the rate more than twelve cents over the last two years. The remainder of the tax rate is for the Interest & Sinking (I&S) portion which allows the Dayton ISD to set that portion of the rate at whatever is needed to pay the current year’s bond payments based on voter approved bonds. The I&S rate went from $0.30 per $100 valuation down two cents to $0.28 per $100 of valuation this year. The five cent drop in the M&O rate combined with the two cent drop in the I&S rate, accounts for the overall $.07 decrease in the tax rate.


The second was better than the first one but unfortunately the Cleveland Indians put themselves in too much of a hole in the first 24 minutes and finished on the short end of a 49-8 score to Magnolia West on Friday night at Indians Stadium in a district tilt.

On Thursday afternoon the Liberty Panthers hosted a Tri-Cross Country Track Meet with Hardin-Jefferson and Silsbee. Liberty’s Patrick Flowers ran away with the boys 5,000-meter run with a time of 18:43.96 to take first place.

The 31st Annual Dayton Cross Country Invitational was held Saturday morning at Dayton High School and once again was a big success put on by Broncos Head Coach Michael Asbill and others.

The Kirbyville Wildcats played ball control for most of the night with their rushing attack, and running back Azion Mahathay led the way by rushing for 117 yards and two touchdowns in a 34-20 victory over Tarkington on Thursday night at A.L. Nelson Stadium in district 10-3A-I action.


Oct 1, 2020 - 17:00


One of our loyal readers, and we do have them, called our attention today to the following article from the magazine “Pathfinder” that ran in THE VINDICATOR on Aug. 7, 1952:

Oct 1, 2020 - 00:00

My name is Ed Seymour and I am announcing my candidacy for the Liberty City Council. I have been a resident of Liberty for over 43 years. I retired from The Texas Department Of Transportation with 40 years of experience. The last 25 years I was in charge of Design, Construction and Maintenance of all State and Federal highways in Liberty and Chambers Counties.

Oct 1, 2020 - 00:00

In anticipation of the upcoming November election, your Liberty County Office of Elections has three key pieces of information they want to ensure every voter understands.

Sep 3, 2020 - 00:00

This August marked the 100-year anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote. On Aug. 18, 1920, Tennessee was the 36th state to ratify the 19th amendment, which secured the adoption of the amendment. We celebrate this important centennial of women’s suffrage.


Oct 22, 2020 - 12:43

Emma Elizabeth Rush, age 74, of Mont Belvieu passed away peacefully Tuesday, Oct. 20. She was born Sept. 9, 1946 in Baytown to parents Donald and Wanda Fisher Kerr, who preceded her in death, along with her husband, Jimmy Rush; brother, Marvyn Kerr; and grandparents, Schuyler and Emma Fisher.

Oct 21, 2020 - 14:10

Wilson Norris, age 79, of Crockett passed away Thursday, Oct. 15, at his residence. 

Brenda Carol Weeks Bowen, 69, of Dayton passed away on Sunday, Oct. 18. She was born on March 13, 1951, in Liberty to Clarence Edward Weeks and Mattie Armetha Davis Weeks. Brenda married Leroy Dewayne Bowen on Nov. 15, 1969 and they were married for 25 years.

Oct 21, 2020 - 13:01

Betty Jean Harris, 89, of Liberty passed away on Sunday, Oct. 18,, in Baytown. Betty was born April 22, 1931 in Tupelo, Mississippi, to parents John S. Long and Ida Kathleen Spencer Long, who preceded her in death, along with her husband of 26 years, Thurman Harris; her brother, John Long; and her sister, Kathleen Alred.