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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 08:00 - 17:00

 

Volume 28, No. 116 Tuesday, June 18, 2013

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Sales Tax Revenue: Sales tax payments are up for all but one incorporated city in Liberty County for the first two quarters of 2013. Collections countywide increased by 4.37 percent for that six-month period. That’s a real dollar increase of $169,913 for a total of $4.05 million for those ten towns. Those revenues are used by cities in their budgets. Taking a look at individual towns for the first half of 2013, sales tax income for the City of Liberty rose 1.86 percent for a six-month total take of $1.534 million. The City of Dayton’s 2013 share is $992,819, up 5.92 percent.

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Texas Ranger: A new Texas Ranger has been assigned to Liberty County, but his face is familiar to local law enforcement. DPS Sergeant-Agent Brandon Bess is promoted to Texas Ranger effective July 1. A native of East Texas, Bess has spent the majority of his law enforcement career in Chambers County. In recent years, the new Texas Ranger has been assigned to the DPS Organized Crime Division investigating gangs and other organized crimes. Texas Ranger Brandon Bess will be stationed at the Liberty County Courthouse. He replaces longtime Texas Ranger Frank Huff who has been promoted to lieutenant and is now assigned to Ranger Company A in Huntsville.

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Gun Show: The 3rd South Texas Gun Show is Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday from 10 to 3 in the Dayton Community Center. It will feature some 200-plus vendors with a variety of guns, knives, coins, jewelry and other collectibles. Adult admission is $8. For info, call 258-6630.

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Watershed Workshop: Area residents are invited to attend a Texas Watershed Steward Workshop addressing water quality issues related to Double Bayou in Liberty and Chambers counties. That free workshop is next Tuesday, June 25, from 1 to 8 p.m. at the Oak Island Lodge. The program offers continuing education credits for certified crop advisers, professional engineers and planners, as well as teachers. Although free, reservations are required. For info or reservations, call Chambers County Extension Agent Tyler Fitzgerald at 409-267-8347.

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Obituaries: Carl Emmanuel Jordan, 71, of Batson. Service is 2 p.m. today at Faith and Family. Loda Allen Nelson Gibson, 87, of Anahuac. Service 1 p.m. Wed. at FBC of Anahuac.

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*Lake Release: 3,000 CFS – Liberty Bridge: 6.91 ASL*

 

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