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Sep 25, 2020 - 21:11

The residents of the Forest Hills subdivision in Liberty lit their homes in blue this evening to express appreciation for their town’s first responders, while representatives of the police and fire departments paraded the streets.

 

Sep 24, 2020 - 12:05

Liberty County Sheriff’s Captain Billy Knox has updated the information on murder suspect Jose Marin Soriano. According to reliable information received by investigators, Jose Soriano crossed over the border into Mexico shortly after the murder.

Sep 24, 2020 - 00:00

The Liberty City Council held a special called meeting Tuesday night, and owing to the weather they kept it short.

Sep 24, 2020 - 00:00

The South Liberty County Meals on Wheels (SLC) program is looking for volunteers to serve as delivery drivers on four different routes through the cities of Liberty and Ames. Due to a cutback in available volunteers, Meals on Wheels has had to scale back daily deliveries, moving from a five-day delivery schedule to delivering only four days each week.

Sports

Kountze’s Demond Hamilton and Damijah Reece both run like wild gazelles, and quarterback Hunter Read is a force to recon with all by himself. They and the rest of the Kountze Lions took no prisoners Friday night at West Hardin, beating the Oilers in their season opener by 40-0.

Sep 5, 2020 - 19:08

After what started as a low-scoring affair, the Liberty Panthers came out smoking in the second half to defeat the Madisonville Mustangs by a score of 23-10. 

Aug 31, 2020 - 09:08

FORT WORTH — At the first fan-attended event held inside Dickies Arena since the onset of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, world No. 1 Jose Vitor Leme’s (Ribas do Rio Pardo, Brazil) dominant 2020 season continued.

Aug 6, 2020 - 00:00

Since she was a freshman at Liberty high school, Lady Panthers recent graduate Baylee Chandler has known where she was going to play college softball. One of the captains for Head Coach Karen Slack at shortstop, Chandler will continue her playing career at Houston Baptist University.

Opinions

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.

In the 19th and early 20th centuries, before wire services, news was shared among small town newspapers through an exchange service by which each participating newspaper could trade copies of its latest edition for those of other newspapers and then reprint snippets or a limited number of articles from them in their own upcoming editions.

Would you subscribe to a newspaper, any newspaper, if you could claim a tax credit for 80 percent of what the subscription cost you? If you run a local business, would a tax credit of up to $5,000 make it more likely for you to advertise in a newspaper?

Most people know that when there is a fire or medical emergency — or a global pandemic — first responders help keep us safe. What may be surprising for many Texans is that many of these first responders are there because of a local emergency services district, or ESD.

Obituaries

Sep 29, 2020 - 13:53

Gladys Lowe Parker, age 84, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 25, at the age of 84 in her daughter’s home, where she had been a resident for the last 3 years.

Gladys was born in Hong Kong on May 19, 1936 to Jin and Mary Cang Lowe. When she was 3 years old, Gladys she took the last boat out of Hong Kong with her family before the start of  WWII.

Sep 29, 2020 - 13:49

Mrs. Deeadra Martin Hill, of the Woodlands, died on Sept. 19, at the age of 76.

Ruby Marguerite Vyoral, 94, of Liberty passed away on Sunday, Sept. 27. She was born Aug. 21, 1926, in Dayton to parents Paul Damek and Agnes McClosky Damek, who preceded her in death, along with her beloved husband, Louis Eddie Vyoral, and her sister, Mildred Ripkowski. 

Elizabeth “Betty” Phyllis Johnson, 82, of Liberty passed away on Friday, Sept. 18, at her residence in Liberty. She was born in Camden, New Jersey, on May 23, 1938 to parents Phillip Klaproth and Elizabeth Benson Klaproth.