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Monday, October 14, 2013

Monday, October 14, 2013, 08:00 - 17:00

Volume 28, No. 198 Monday, October 14, 2013

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LISD Election: Liberty ISD voters overwhelming approved the district’s Tax Ratification Election. Of the 484 ballots tallied, the unofficial results show 438 voters said yes with 46 voting against. Those numbers are unofficial until canvassed during tomorrow’s Liberty school board meeting.

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Child Endangerment: A Liberty County woman has been jailed on abandonment and endangerment of a child charges after 2-year-old twin girls were discovered nude, locked in an unsanitary room. Liberty County Sheriff’s Captain Ken DeFoor said Amy Castillo was taken into custody after federal probation officers went to a home on C.R. 2283 near Tarkington Saturday morning to check on the girls’ mother, 20-year-old Brandy Dominguez. She is on pre-trial release for human trafficking. The twin girls are in CPS custody. At last report, Amy Castillo remained in Liberty County Jail in lieu of a $5,000 bond. Captain DeFoor said information has been turned over to the district attorney for possible charges against Dominguez.

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Cleveland Rape Case: A 21st suspect in the notorious Cleveland gang rape case has pleaded guilty. On Friday, Cordney Demond Bennett, age 21, admitted to Indecency with a Child. Then, 75thDistrict Judge Mark Morefield sentenced the man to seven years in prison. Originally, 20 adult and juvenile suspects were charged in the gang rape of an 11-year-old girl back in 2010. All of those suspects have entered guilty pleas or been found guilty, receiving sentences ranging from deferred adjudication probation to – in one case – life in prison. This 21stdefendant was linked to the crime through DNA found at the scene.

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Football: In high school football from Friday night, the Humble Wildcats defeated the Dayton Broncos 23-10. Kirbyville rolled past Hardin 43-2. Normangee squeaked by Hull-Daisetta 48-47. It was Shepherd over Tarkington 27-7 while Cleveland pounded Huffman-Hargrave 55-14. Barbers Hill shut out Porter 41-0. The Liberty Panthers had an open week.

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Obituaries: June Elaine Cole Holbrook, 87, of Dayton. Service is 10 a.m.today at First Baptist Church of Dayton. Charles Raymond Cotton, 71, of Batson. Service 10 a.m. today at United Pentecostal Church of Batson.

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