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Daily Radiogram

Monday, Februar y 13, 2017

Monday, February 13, 2017 08:00 - 17:00
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Volume 32, No. 27 Monday, February 13, 2017
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Sales Tax Collections: The Christmas shopping season was a bit off for a number of area retailers. That’s evidenced by sales tax collections for November and December in the 10 incorporated cities with retail businesses across Liberty County. Sales taxes collected during those two months are returned to cities in January and February. According to information from the Texas Comptroller’s Office, sales tax collections for that two-month period fell by 6.34 percent countywide. That means for businesses in those ten towns, taxable sales were down a whopping $7.009 million with total retail sales of approximately $101.76 million during the two-month shopping season. The ten towns of Liberty County benefiting from retail sales taxes are Devers, Ames, Daisetta, Hardin, Plum Grove, Kenefick, North Cleveland, Cleveland, Dayton and Liberty.
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Elections: Just five more business days remain in the candidate filing period for the May 6th city, school and hospital district elections. So far, there are no contested races for Liberty County Hospital District #1, Dayton City Council, Liberty City Council, Dayton school board or Liberty ISD trustee. At this time, only one candidate has filed for each of the open seats on those governmental bodies. The candidate filing period for all May 6th elections continues through this Friday. Candidates can file at the respective city, school or hospital district administration offices during regular business hours.
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CCA Banquet: The Trinity Valley Chapter of Coastal Conservation Association will hold its annual banquet a week from Thursday – that’s February 23 starting at 6 p.m. in the Dayton Community Center. Dinner will be catered by Bubba and Betty Haidusek of the Party Company. The night’s activities include a live auction, silent auction, raffles and door prizes. Tickets are $55 a person or $95 a couple. That price also includes membership to CCA. For more information or to get your tickets, call John Hebert Jr. at 936-334-2528 or Larry Hanson at 713-447-1918.
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Obituaries: Amber Christine Campbell, 20, of Mont Belvieu. Service is 2 p.m. Wednesday at Pace Stancil – Dayton. Mayme Montgomery Holloway, 98, of Coldspring. Service is 2 p.m. today at Evergreen Cemetery in Gustine (PSFH-Dayton).
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*Lake Release: 2,000 CFS – Liberty Bridge 8.88 ASL*
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