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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


At approximately 8 p.m. Thursday evening, a male inmate at the Liberty County Jail facility was found unresponsive on the floor of his cell by correctional officers on a routine bed check. An ambulance was immediately called and the inmate was rushed to the Liberty Dayton Regional Hospital in the City of Liberty.

Following up on yesterday’s announcement from Systems International, Inc. saying that company will soon construct two new emissions-free power plants in Liberty and Chambers counties, John Krieg, spokesman for the company, said by phone Thursday afternoon that those two  ZEROS plants, along with one planned for Jefferson County, will be the first of their kind anywhere in the country.

AUSTIN — The Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) is now accepting applications for the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) Research Fellowship in Texas history. The fellowship includes a $2,000 stipend and is awarded for the best research proposal utilizing the collections of the State Archives in Austin.

A home fire late Thursday afternoon at 602 East Pine Street in Daisetta, Texas, claimed the lives of two people and a third person was transported by LifeFlight in what was thought to be critical condition.


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


First Team

  • Devin Fregia, tight end

Second Team

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

Honorable Mentions

Dec 6, 2019 - 14:21

Here’s some of what went down on the basketball courts Thursday, Dec. 5:

Liberty Panthers

Most of Dayton High School’s first-year tennis players competed in the New Caney tournament yesterday, and had some great results, with 10 of their 13 players bringing home medals.

Dec 4, 2019 - 18:45

The Lady Bronco basketball team had their first sweep of the season against Crosby last night.  The Freshmen won 29-12, Junior Varsity 35-25, and the Varsity won 57-39. Player of the game goes to Breanna Sias, scoring a career high of 34 points.


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.”

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:


Christopher Michael Van Deventer, age 36, of Liberty passed away unexpectedly in his father’s loving arms on Dec. 9 at his residence in Liberty. He was born on Aug. 5, 1983 in Liberty to parents Michael Van Deventer and Ramona Ann Doyen Erdman.

Phillip “Phil” Elvin Carrico, age 90, of Daisetta passed away at his home on Dec. 7. He was born on Sept. 6, 1929 in Silsbee to parents Vernon G. Carrico and Bobbie Davis Carrico.

Dec 10, 2019 - 13:29

Clara Eunice Tinsley, 101 years and 8 months old, of Dayton passed away Dec. 8 at St. James House.

She was born in Magnolia, Arkansas, on March 15, 1918 to Ollie Samuel Thomas Sr. and Minnie Pearl Thomas.

Clara retired from Woolworth after 40 years of service, she was then a caretaker for many elderly people.

She is preceded in death by her son, John Wayne Tinsley Sr.

Willie Milford Measles Sr. went home to be with his heavenly Father on Dec. 4, in Bryan, Texas.