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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Wednesday, August 06, 2014, 08:00 - 17:00

Volume 29, No. 151 Wednesday, August 6, 2014

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Fatality Wreck: Tuesday morning around 6 am, Liberty Police were called to a fatality traffic accident on FM 563 in front of Smart Materials. Liberty Police Detective Chip Fairchild said an unidentified driver was south bound when he went off the west side of the road, lost control, and came back onto FM 563, striking a north bound vehicle.  That north bound driver, who was killed, has been identified as Don Gilliam, 32 of the Moss Bluff area on his way to work. The driver that initially caused the wreck fled the scene in front of Smart Materials, and is being sought by police. The accident remains under investigation

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LibertyProperty Values: Liberty County Chief appraiser Alan D. Conner said 2014 property values are up for the City of Liberty and Liberty ISD. The Liberty school district's value is now $870 million, up 1.65 % from 2013. The City of Liberty property values are $589 million. That's an increase of 4.59 % from last year. Boomerang Tube, valued on the city's tax roll at $61 million, is the largest taxpayer in the city, and the second largest taxpayer in Liberty ISD, behind Moss Bluff Gas Storage. Of note, Boomerang is currently under an abatement agreement with the city and special agreement with the school district. Once those expire, Boomerang's taxable value will increase significantly. Their current market value is $212 million.

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Burnham Classic: This past weekend's 25thAnnual Burnham Classic has once again been hailed a success with organizers hoping to reach the half million dollar mark in total contributions to Tri County Services during this event's history. The Burnham Classic had a full slate of competitors, and it was the father-son team of Grant and Ron Shroeder of Pasadena topping the field in the Championship Flight at the end of the two days of golf.

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DaytonJob Fair: The annual Free Job Fair hosted by the Dayton Community Center has at least 43 businesses expected. The event is Thursday from 9 a.m. until noon. Community Center Executive Director Amanda Wilson said there are lots of prospective employers signed up for the job fair. For job seekers come dressed for an interview, bring resumes and a pen. It is free to everyone. For more information call the Dayton Community Center at (936) 258-6630.

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*LakeRelease: 1,250 CFS  LibertyBridge: 6.54 ASL*

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