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Tuesday December 3, 2013

Tuesday, December 03, 2013, 08:00 - 17:00

Volume 28, No. 231 Tuesday December 3, 2013

Double Fatality: Two men are dead, killed in a two vehicle traffic accident on Hwy 105 yesterday morning. Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Boyd Lamb said just after 9:40 a.m.Monday, a small sedan turned onto SH 105 headed east. A witness said the vehicle began swerving across the center line at least a couple of times. A driver of a westbound 18-wheeler tried, unsuccessfully, to take evasive action. The passenger car burst into flames when it struck the Wal Mart tractor-trailer rig nearly head on. Dead are the driver, Ricky Dean Hues, age 58 and passenger Thomas Leroy Miller, 57 both of the Cypress Lakes area. The truck driver, Larry Randolph, was badly shaken and may have suffered minor injuries. Trooper Lamb said the driver went to the hospital by private vehicle. JP #3 Cody Parrish has ordered autopsies performed on both men killed in that wreck.

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Shooting: A 57-year-old Hankamer man, Luther Richardson, is dead following what police believe to be a murder and attempted suicide. Liberty Police Department Detective Chip Fairchild said Wilfred Chapman, Jr.  age 67, shot and killed Richardson before turning the gun on himself. Richardson was pronounced dead at Liberty Dayton Regional Medica l Center while Chapman was transported by Life Flight Air Ambulance to a Houston Hospital. The shooting is under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the Liberty Police Department at (936) 336 5666.

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Party Filing: The filing period for candidates running in the March party primary elections ends Monday December 9th. Attorney David Boyer has filed to run for the office of Liberty County JP #4 on the Democrat ticket. While he has no primary opposition as of yet, there are two candidates seeking that office on the Republican ballot. They are Alan D. Conner and Larry Wilburn. Incumbent Barry Graves is not running again.

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Country Christmas: A reminder, the Liberty Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce Country Christmas Celebration in Liberty is tonight starting with the parade at 6 p.m. Country Christmas in Dayton is Thursday.

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Obituaries: Michael Jacob McKinney, 22 of Highlands. Service Thursday 1 p.m.at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

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*LakeRelease: 13,000 CFSLibertyBridge: 21.17 ASL

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