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Daily Radiogram

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 08:00 - 17:00
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Volume 33, No. 38 Tuesday, February 27, 2018
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Early Voting Turnout: Early voting turnout in Liberty County for the March 6 Primary Elections continued with impressive numbers through this past weekend. On Friday, 518 votes were cast early in the Republican Primary with 35 votes cast in the Democrat Primary. Then, in special early voting on Sunday, another 188 early votes were cast in the GOP Primary while 12 Democrats voted in that party’s primary. That brings the five day total of ballots cast early in both primaries countywide to 2,288.
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Six Months Since Harvey: It has now been six months since Hurricane Harvey made its way through Southeast Texas, dumping record amounts of rainfall on the region. As we’ve previously reported - from Aug. 25 - Aug 30 - Harvey dumped a total of 41.75 inches of rain just on the City of Liberty. Since Hurricane Harvey moved through Texas, 893,557 households in the 41 counties affected by the storm have registered for disaster assistance. As of last Friday, FEMA has distributed more than $1.56 billion of aid in the Lone Star State. Here in Liberty County there are now 10,610 registrants, and FEMA has approved a total of $28.35 million in disaster assistance for those claimants just in Liberty County.
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Hardin County Trial: A Kountze man is facing the death penalty, or life in prison, after he was found guilty of Capital Murder by a Hardin County jury last Friday. Forty-year-old Jason Wade Delacerda was convicted of killing his then girlfriend’s 4-year-old daughter, Breonna Nichole Loftin, back in August 2011. The punishment phase in Delacerda’s trial is under way, and prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.
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Reid Elected Aggie Yell Leader: A 2016 Liberty High School graduate and cancer survivor has been elected Junior Yell Leader at Texas A&M University. Reid Williams, 19, of Devers is currently a sophomore member of the Aggie Corp of Cadets. He learned Friday night he will serve as Yell Leader during his junior year. In addition to leading the 12th Man in unified yells during sporting events and other school activities, Aggie Yell Leaders serve as ambassadors for Texas A&M University.
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Obituaries: Mona Jo Kokoszki, 63, of Mont Belvieu. Service 1 p.m. today at the Clow Family Cemetery in Liberty (F&F).
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*Lake Release: 30,600 CFS – Liberty Bridge 24.64 ASL*

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