Get Adobe Flash player

Main Menu

Daily Radiogram

September
S M T W T F S
31 1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 1 2 3 4

April 2010

VOLUME 25 NO. 85 WEDNESDAY, MAY 5, 2010

 

****************************************************

Tax Protest: Alan D. Conner, Chief Appraiser with the Liberty County Central Appraisal District encourages those who disagree with the appraisal district numbers to file a protest. Protests must be filed by May 31. Alan Conner said to expand the opportunities for property owners to meet with an appraiser; the Central Appraisal District's main office in Liberty is now open Saturday. For information, call 936-336-5722, in Dayton, 257-8395, or Cleveland 281-593-1605.

****************************************************

Care Packages: This Saturday there is another opportunity to donate items to be included in care packages for soldiers serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. Recommended items include baby wipes, bug spray, soap and non-perishable foods, like canned fruit peanut butter or tuna. Please do not donate glass, or other breakable items, pork products, alcohol or adult magazines. Your donation can be dropped off this Saturday at the Dayton Community Center from 10 until 1 p.m.

****************************************************

Chambers Co. Youth: Starting today, the Chambers County Youth Project Show is being held in Whites Park on Highway 61 near I-10. Projects at this weeks show range from academic to livestock, poultry, cooking, building projects, ag mechanics and more. The auction will be Saturday at 5 pm, with Auctioneer Ed Phillips. 100 Club memberships to support the youth auction are available at White's Park during the week.

****************************************************

Lions Honor Lion: Liberty has a tremendously active Lions Club, and one of their very best is R.B. McDonald, who was recently the honored recipient of the Lions Past District Governors Award. Lion R.B. McDonald's citation for this special honor also cites the Liberty man for his community involvement outside Lions. He has been involved in the Chamber of Commerce, the Spirit of Sharing, served as leader in the new Hunger Buster Program, volunteers at the State Prison Visitors Center in Dayton, and coordinates blood drives held at First United Methodist Church in Liberty.

****************************************************

Obituaries: Lewis Raymond Thomas, 82 of Cleveland. Graveside service Thursday at 2 p.m. in Moss Hill Community Cemetery. Ozeya Papillion, 70 of Liberty. Services Saturday 11 a.m. at Cornerstone Church in Liberty.

****************************************************

*LAKE RELEASE: 9,000 CFS LIBERTY BRIDGE: 16.19 ASL*

VOLUME 25 NO. 84 TUESDAY, MAY 4, 2010

****************************************************

Appraisals: Yesterday, KSHN reported that countywide, property appraisals had decreased by 2.35 percent. However, within the boundaries of the Liberty School district, many have seen their values increase. Alan D. Conner, Chief Appraiser for the Liberty County Central Appraisal District said his office is on a six-year rotating schedule of actually seeing each property in a specific area. This year, the appraisers spent their time seeing each property within Liberty ISD's boundaries. Property owners who want to file a protest must do so by May 31. Protest forms were included with the appraisal notices in the mail.

****************************************************

Public Service Memorial: The 1st Baptist Church in Liberty will once again host the annual Public Service Memorial honoring those who serve in law enforcement, fire departments and emergency medical services. There will also be a time to recognize those in the state of Texas who have lost their lives in the line of duty this past year. The Memorial services will be Wednesday May 12 at 7 p.m.; all those who work in one of these areas of public service are encouraged to attend, as is the public to show appreciation for what these men and women do. There will be a reception following the service.

****************************************************

Kidfish: Nearly 400 kids flocked to the Liberty Municipal Park Sunday for the annual Kidfish. It has been 18 years since J.C. Burnham and his son, Bruce first brought Kidfish to Liberty County. The annual tradition gives kids an opportunity to have fun in a wholesome environment. Only days before the event, the state Parks and Wildlife Department generously stock the Liberty Park pond. This years bragging rights for the longest fish of the day goes to 3-year-old Joshua Brown, with a catfish measuring in at a whopping 25 3/4 inches.

****************************************************

Opponents to Bond: We learned there is some type of effort opposing the Liberty School District Bond issue of $18.27 million. A circular is being posted on doors of homes calling for votes opposing the measure. As we understand it, the flyer has no group or contact number. We have featured numerous news stories raising questions from both sides, but we have not found any group opposed to the passage of the bonds. If there is an organized opposition, a spokesperson is invited to call with a position statement.

****************************************************

*LAKE RELEASE: 13,000 CFS LIBERTY BRIDGE: 15.96 ASL*

VOLUME 25 NO. 83 MONDAY, MAY 3, 2010

****************************************************

Property Appraisals: KSHN already reported the Liberty County Central Appraisal District mailed out 2010 property appraisals in mid-April. Chief Appraiser Alan D. Conner said, based on preliminary values, the school districts of Cleveland, Hardin, Hull-Daisetta, Liberty and Tarkington have all seen an increase in appraised values while Dayton and Devers ISDs are down. As for the cities across Liberty County, appraisals in Ames, Cleveland, Daisetta, Hardin and Liberty are all up while Dayton, Devers and Dayton Lakes projected values are down. The deadline to file a property tax protest is May 31. Forms were included with appraisals. Property owners can also file online – go to www.kshn.com and click on the government tab, then scroll down to the appraisal district link. The phone number to their main office in Liberty is 936-336-5722.

****************************************************

Jailer Problems: More correctional officers are in trouble at the Liberty County Jail. Steve Greene, public information officer at Liberty County Sheriff's Department, says a search was conducted last Thursday by deputies and U.S. marshals with the aid of specially trained search dogs. During that surprise search, contraband items believed to be intended for delivery to prisoners were found. More than one correctional officer was fired; charges may follow. Sheriff Patterson said such searches will be normal as his department combats problems at the jail.

****************************************************

DISD Superintendent: DISD trustees voted unanimously last Thursday to hire new superintendent – 39-year-old Michael Kuhrt. He is coming to Dayton from Giddings ISD where he was been superintendent for the past six years. The Dayton school district's new top man officially starts May 17. He will receive a salary of $143,000 per year plus an auto allowance, phone allowance and the same benefits of all DISD employees.

****************************************************

LISD Bond Election: Early voting ends tomorrow in the May 8 Liberty ISD $18.27 million bond election. Registered district voters can cast early ballots today and tomorrow during regular business hours at the administration building on Grand Avenue. Evening voting is tomorrow from 5 to 9 at the LHS gym.

****************************************************

Obituaries: Kamdyn Braelynn Taylor, 2 months old. Service is today at 2 p.m. at Allison Funeral Service in Liberty.

****************************************************

*LAKE RELEASE: 13,000 CFS LIBERTY BRIDGE: 14.6 ASL*

VOLUME 25 NO. 82 FRIDAY, APRIL 30, 2010

****************************************************

Hurricane Preparedness: Hurricane season starts June 1, that means it is time to begin making preparations. Liberty County Emergency Management Coordinator Tom Branch said the county has already begun preparations, including purchasing 17 generators to streamline recovery efforts by getting the county up and running as soon as possible after a storm has passed. Tom Branch said the top priority for his office is saving lives, and for that, he encourages citizens to pay attention to officials if a hurricane is approaching. KSHN has already reported the experts are predicting an above average active season.

****************************************************

Care Packages: Donations for care packages to be sent to soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq are being collected tomorrow from 10 am to 2 pm at Calvary Baptist Church on FM 1960. Ron Heinen working with the American Legion is coordinating the effort. Baby wipes, bug spray, black or dark green boot socks, as well as non-perishable foods are all accepted. They do ask that you don't bring "adult only" magazines, pork products, alcohol or glass and other breakable items.

****************************************************

San Jac Carnival: San Jacinto Elementary, 1629 Grand Ave in Liberty is holding a carnival this evening from 5:30 to 8:30 and the whole community is invited. Stacey Cain, Principal at San Jacinto, said there will be food and entertainment, more than 20 games, like duck toss, and balloon stomp. There will be food stands with sausage on a stick, nachos, hot dogs and popcorn.

****************************************************

Dayton FFA Rodeo Parade: The Dayton FFA Rodeo Parade is tomorrow starting at 10 a.m. at the old Dayton library traveling south on south Cleveland, ending at the bus barn. In addition, the Dayton FFA is inviting businesses to participate in their annual storefront decorating contest. Just enter your business and decorate with a western flare. The deadline to enter is today, and those who do are asked to keep the decorations up through the end of the Dayton FFA Livestock Show and Rodeo Saturday May 8.

****************************************************

Obituaries: Etta V. Paxton, 79 of Hardin. Services tomorrow at 2 p.m. at United Pentecostal Church in Daisetta. Melba Joanne Bishop Losier, 64. Services tomorrow at 10 a.m. at Sterling Funeral Home in Dayton.

****************************************************

*LAKE RELEASE: 8,000 CFS LIBERTY BRIDGE: 12.73 ASL*

VOLUME 25 NO. 81 THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 2010

Property Value Increase: At a recent presentation to the Liberty Rotary Club, Liberty I.S.D. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Cynthia Lusignolo noted property owners had received their new property appraisals reflecting an increase in property values. She pointed out that money generated by the increase in property value does not come to the local school district, it goes to the state. Early voting is going on now for the $18.27 million bond election for improvement and expansion to Liberty education facilities. In addition, Dr. Lusignolo also noted that those 65 and older, with a senior citizens exemption, taxes on their homestead will remain exactly what they were in the past, and are not affected by the bond issue.

****************************************************

May Festival: The Immaculate Conception Catholic Church is holding their annual May Festival on the church grounds this Sunday, with food stands, dancing, fajitas, games and more. The May Festival kicks off at 11 a.m. with food and fun. The dance is from 2 to 6 p.m. There is also a raffle with prizes to be won up to a $1,000 savings bond. Raffle tickets are $1 each or 11 for $10. Raffle tickets are available at the festival Sunday, or at John Hebert's Distributing on Highway 90 in Liberty.

****************************************************

Brady Mobile Office: US Congressman Kevin Brady's mobile office will be in Liberty County Tuesday from 8 am to 9 am at the Tarkington Volunteer Fire Department on Highway 321. That same day, the congressional representatives' mobile office will be in Moss Hill from 9:30 to 10:30 am at Fitzpack Grocery.

****************************************************

Wreck Victim Identified: The Texas Department of Public Safety has identified the victim of a Tuesday morning fatality accident on CR 2176 as Judith Bailey, 55 of the Cleveland area. The cause of the wreck remains under investigation.

****************************************************

Veterans Van: For those who ride the veteran's services van to the V.A. Hospital in Houston, there has been a change in the time the van leaves. The new time for the van to depart from the VFW Hall in Liberty at 5:45 am. Then the van goes to Brookshire brothers in Dayton, leaving there at 6 am. The next stop is the courthouse annex in Cleveland, where it departs at 6:45. This service is for all veterans and caretakers that have VA appointments on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. For information, call 936-336-4558, ext. 235.

****************************************************

*LAKE RELEASE: 8,000 CFS LIBERTY BRIDGE: 12.65 ASL*

VOLUME 25 NO. 80 WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28, 2010

****************************************************

Fatality Wreck: The Department of Public Safety is investigating the cause of a wreck that claimed the life of a Liberty County woman yesterday morning. The victim's name is being withheld while family members are notified. Justice of the Peace Precinct #5 Joe McAnnally said the one-vehicle wreck occurred just after 8 a.m. Tuesday on C.R. 2176 at FM 787. Investigators believe the vehicle struck a culvert and rolled several times. An autopsy has been ordered.

****************************************************

Commissioners: Liberty County Commissioners Tuesday approved installation of a motion detector security system at just under $1,000 including monthly fee of $32.95 for the former Wal-Mart building on Main Street. That building belongs to the county with plans to convert it to an annex. Commissioners Lee Groce and Norman Brown voted in favor of the added security while Melvin Hunt voted no, saying they should just sell the place. In other action, commissioners reviewed bids from several construction companies to build a new Pct. #6 constables office at Cleveland. Bids ranged from as low as $119,000 up to $178,500. At this point, those bids are only under review.

****************************************************

Dayton School Board: Dayton ISD trustees will meet tomorrow to consider hiring their lone finalist for superintendent, 39-year-old Mike Kuhrt of Giddings. The finalist currently serves as superintendent at Giddings ISD. He has both his mid-management and superintendent certifications. Mr. Kuhrt also has been a teacher, principal, policy maker, and a statewide initiatives coordinator. He was named the lone finalist back on April 7. Now, after the state-required 21 day waiting period, the DISD Board will meet tomorrow at 7 p.m. at the administration building, 100 Cherry Creek Road in Dayton.

****************************************************

Murder Trial: The trial date for a man and woman charged in the murder of a Winnie man has been moved from this week to August 16. Devon Meeks and Melina Perry are accused of killing David Davis. His body was discovered inside his burning home back on July 6, 2008. Investigators soon determined the Winnie man was stabbed to death prior to the blaze.

****************************************************

Obituaries: Yvonne Largent, 71 of Batson. Services tomorrow 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Batson.

****************************************************

*LAKE RELEASE: 8,000 CFS LIBERTY BRIDGE: 12.15 ASL*

VOLUME 25 NO. 79 TUESDAY, APRIL 27, 2010

****************************************************

Bellamy Scholars: Four South Liberty County graduating seniors will each receive $10,000 scholarships from the Bellamy Educational Trust, funded at $2,500 per year. Another Bellamy Scholarship for $2,000 has been awarded to a former Dayton High School graduate who has been accepted at the University of Texas Medical School at Galveston. This year's Bellamy scholars are from Liberty High School, Trey Cameron Edmond. Dayton High School senior Kaileah Brittany Seedorf. Then there's Hull-Daisetta senior Morgan Elizabeth Brooks. From Hardin, is Sarah Lorain Cessna. The additional $2,000 scholarship is awarded to Michael Brazos Fielder.

****************************************************

Lady Broncos: The Dayton Lady Broncos will travel to Nederland this Friday for a 7 p.m. start against the Lady Bulldogs in Bi-district action in state softball playoffs. The Nederland girls are the second place team in District 20-4A, while Dayton advances as the third place team from 19-4A.

****************************************************

Lady Panthers: The Liberty Lady Panthers softball team has earned a bi-district berth in the state playoffs. They advance as the third team from district 22-3A. The Lady Panthers will face the Hamshire Fannett Lady Longhorns in bi-district softball play Friday at 6 p.m. in Hamshire.

****************************************************

Mayhaw Festival: This Thursday night, the carnival kicks off the Mayhaw festival 2010 in downtown Daisetta. The festival continues Friday evening and all day Saturday with food, games, arts and crafts and entertainment. For information, go to www.kshn.com and click on the Mayhaw link.

****************************************************

Rotary Radio Day: This Saturday, from six until six, the Liberty Rotary Club will take over controls of the radio station and all the money earned in advertising will go to the Liberty Rotary Club for the many community and worldwide projects they support. Rotarians will do all the announcing, including our news, commercials and introducing songs.

****************************************************

Obituaries: Louise John Ulkie, 68 of Dayton. Services tomorrow 3 p.m. at St. Joseph the Catholic Church in Dayton. Horace Eugene Lee, 81 of Liberty. Services tomorrow 11 a.m. at Bethel Assembly of God Church in Liberty.

****************************************************

*LAKE RELEASE: 8,000 CFS LIBERTY BRIDGE: 12.61 ASL*

VOLUME 25 NO. 78 MONDAY, APRIL 26, 2010

****************************************************

Early Voting: Early voting for the May 8 city council and school board elections starts today and continues through May 4 at school and municipal administration offices. Voting is during normal business hours. The only contested race on the Liberty City Council ballot is between incumbent mayor Carl Pickett and challenger Dennis Beasley. In Dayton, incumbents Felix Skarpa, Bill Gay, and Rickey Brown are joined on the ballot by new candidate for Dayton City Council, Danny Jones. These are at-large positions so the top three vote-getters will be elected.

****************************************************

LISD Bond: Early voting also starts today for the proposed $18.27 million Liberty ISD bond election. If passed, the bond issue would fund numerous improvements to existing facilities and construction of a new administration and co-op building plus a new wing at Liberty High School. Superintendent Dr. Cynthia Lusignolo said the bond would result in an increase in the school district's tax rate from the current $1.19 to $1.36 per $100 of appraised property value. Early voting is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through May 4. LISD voters can also cast an early ballot tonight from 6 to 9 at the LISD Auditorium and the Liberty Municipal Park Pavilion.

****************************************************

Wall of Fame: It's the most cherished honor for an educator in the Dayton school system. Former DHS Principal Willie Brooks was honored with induction to the Dayton ISD Wall of Fame at last Thursday's Dayton Rotary Club's Teachers Appreciation Banquet. The Wall of Fame is a career achievement award for someone no longer on staff at Dayton schools.

****************************************************

Property Appraisals: Liberty County Appraisal District has mailed out 2010 appraisal notices to property owners in Liberty County. The district mailed out about 43,000 notices on April 20. State law requires county appraisal districts to notify owners about changes in their property's value. The letter property owners receive with their appraisal has instructions on how and when to file a protest plus an explanation of your rights. You can find out more by going to www.kshn.com to find the appraisal district listed under the government tab.

****************************************************

Panthers: KSHN will broadcast today's Panther baseball game with Tarkington at Liberty. Game time has changed to 5 p.m.

****************************************************

*LAKE RELEASE: 8,000 CFS LIBERTY BRIDGE: 9.75 ASL*

VOLUME 25 NO. 77 FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 2010

****************************************************

Body in Pond: The Liberty Police Department is investigating the death of a man found in a pond behind the Auto Zone store on Highway 90 yesterday afternoon. Liberty Police Public Information Officer Hugh Bishop said a call came into police around 8 am Thursday of a vehicle under water. The vehicle was removed but no body was found. It was around noon yesterday when police tracked down family members of the registered owner who said Ernest Bradford 33 was driving the car, and was now missing. Thursday afternoon, police discovered the man's body in the pond where his submerged vehicle was originally found. Liberty Police Public Information Officer Hugh Bishop said the department is ruling nothing out at this point of the investigation. JP Pct. 1 Bobby Rader said there were no obvious signs of trauma. The body of Ernest Bradford was sent to the Jefferson County Medical Examiners office for an autopsy.

****************************************************

Letter Carriers' Food Drive: Saturday May 8, the United States Postal Service, including the Liberty and Dayton Post Offices are holding their annual food drive. It is simple, put a bag of non-perishable food donations by your mailbox, and the mail carrier will pick it up for delivery to local food banks. All donations got to the Spirit of Sharing in Liberty and the Food Pantry in Dayton. You may also bring donations to the lobbies of the local post offices.

****************************************************

Dayton City Council: During Monday night's meeting, Dayton City Council spent some time discussing the rental rates of the new community center. Mayor Steve Stephens expressed concerns over the large crowds of people attending last weekends Dayton Ole Tyme Days festival when compared to what the city charged organizers for that huge event. Other council members said they shared the mayor's concerns that the rental price of $1,600 to the Ole Tyme Day's committee seemed low compared to the sheer number of people using the facility during the event.

****************************************************

Obituaries: Myrtle Lois Heath, 96. Services tomorrow 3 p.m. at Rosewood Funeral Home in Humble. Richard Wayne Ross, 70 of Dayton. Services tomorrow 11 a.m. in Kenefick Southern Baptist Church. Donald William Cranfill, 82 of Liberty. Graveside services Sat. 1 p.m. at Dixie Cemetery in Dixie, Tx.

****************************************************

*LAKE RELEASE: 2,000 CFS LIBERTY BRIDGE: 7.58 ASL*

VOLUME 25 NO. 76 THURSDAY, APRIL 22, 2010

****************************************************

Little Hero: A Liberty Elementary school second grader, Cameron Jackson is being hailed as a hero for saving his little sister's life. During Tuesday nights Liberty ISD Board meeting, L.E.S. Principal Tom Connelly told trustees about the 8 year old boy's usage of the Heimlich maneuver to dislodge a piece of candy stuck in his little sister's throat. San Jacinto Principal Stacy Cain said Cameron's parents wrote a letter to San Jacinto teachers Jill Cornell and Vanessa Lemons praising them for teaching the district's kindergarten and first grade students this life saving technique.

****************************************************

Bond Election Conversation on KSHN: Tonight at 6:00, KSHN will host a special program to allow those in the Liberty Independent School District to call in questions regarding the upcoming $18.27 million bond election. Liberty Superintendent Dr. Cynthia Lusignolo said representatives for the district would include two school trustees, a member of the citizens' facility task force and a district architect. Call in your questions at 936-336-5793 or fax them in to 936-336-5250.

****************************************************

Dayton Baseball: KSHN Radio will broadcast the Dayton vs. Barbers Hill baseball game tomorrow at 7 p.m.

****************************************************

Republicans: The Liberty County Republican party is going to canvass the results of the primary run-off election this evening at 7 p.m. in the party headquarters in Liberty, 1820 Sam Houston St. There will also be a reception to honor Lester Wisegerber for his years of service to the Liberty County Republican party. The public is invited.

****************************************************

Shred It: The popular Shred It and Forget It truck is coming back to Liberty. City Council Member Diane Huddleston said the truck would be in the parking lot of City Hall in downtown Liberty Saturday May 22 from 9 am until noon. It is suggested to come early because each time the city has offered this service, the shredder truck has been full and had to shut down before the assigned time has been completed.

****************************************************

Obituaries: Donald William Cranfill, 82, of Liberty, Graveside Service at 1 p.m. Saturday at Dixie Cemetery in Dixie, Tx.

****************************************************

*LAKE RELEASE: 2,000 CFS LIBERTY BRIDGE: 7.68 ASL*

VOLUME 25 NO. 75 WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21, 2010

****************************************************

Dayton City Council: Dayton City Council met Monday night and heard a report from City Attorney Randy Gunter on the current state of a long running disagreement between the city and owners of Dayton Park Apartments over water billing. City officials have been moving for the past two years to switch to what is called a master water meter, where the city would bill the complex owners, who would pass on the price of the water to their tenants. The master meter is installed; however, apartment owners got a temporary restraining order to prevent the city from doing so. Dayton City Attorney Randy Gunter said a hearing is set for April 28 at which time evidence will be heard to determine if a temporary injunction is warranted. Mr. Gunter told council members he believed the hearing would go in the city's favor.

****************************************************

Fire: A fire destroyed a three bedroom partial brick and frame home in Hull Tuesday evening, a fire that was apparently ignited by children playing with a TV set on a bed. Fire departments were called out from Hull Daisetta, Hardin, Cypress Lakes and Tarkington to battle the blaze. The home was on CR 2046 of old FM 834 in Hull. The dwelling was the home of William and Karen Roelings and their three school age children. County Fire Marshal Jim Wilson said nothing was suspicious about the fire but a TV set sitting on a child's bed was clearly the point of origin.

****************************************************

Hospital District: During Monday night's meeting of the Liberty County Hospital District, board members unanimously approved lowering the level at which a resident of the district can be approved for help from the district, from 150% of the federal poverty guidelines to 100 %. This change goes into effect immediately for new clients of the district, and upon renewal for those already on the program. According to Board President Bruce Stratton, decreases in the tax revenue have caused a drop of about $400,000 in money for the hospital district.

****************************************************

Heritage Award: The Trinity Valley Exposition posthumously honored Harvey Williamson with its Western Heritage Award at this year's T.V.E Cattleman's Ball. Board President Donny Smith said this special award pays tribute to an individual who effectively passes on old traditions to younger generations.

****************************************************

*LAKE RELEASE: 2,000 CFS LIBERTY BRIDGE: 7.77 ASL*

VOLUME 25 NO. 74 TUESDAY, APRIL 20, 2010

Bond Radio Special: This Thursday evening at 6 p.m., KSHN Radio is hosting a special program to allow folks in the Liberty Independent School District to call in questions regarding the upcoming school bond election. The guests this Thursday eveni9ng will be Liberty School Superintendent, Dr. Cynthia Lusignolo, Board President Lloyd Pierce, Board Trustee Bobby Pope, plus a member of the citizens committee who studied the school facilities and recommended this bond election.

****************************************************

Nutrition in Children: DISD Nurse Kay Straughtman said she and her staff routinely screen for something called Acanthosis Nigricans, a marker that can help parents be aware their children could be at a higher risk for developing Type 2 Diabetes. The first sign is what appears to be a dirty neck, when more advanced the skin around it may be a bit crusty. The good news, Kay Straugtman said if the marker is detected, they could be reversed through proper nutrition and adequate exercise.

****************************************************

Daniels Scholarship: Four south Liberty County graduating seniors will receive a $17,750 scholarship from the Paul Daniels Scholarship trust. The recipients are Anthony Edwin Malish of Liberty High School, Katie Rich from Dayton High, also Hull-Daisetta senior Charity Faith Ceaser and Kaitlin Susanne Burks from Hardin High. The $17,750 scholarships will be awarded to each student in equal amounts spread over four years. This is the eighth straight year for the scholarships, and including this year's students, 33 south Liberty County youth have been awarded a total of $366,000 through the trust.

****************************************************

Autopsy: We reported in February on the case of a Dayton woman whose child died at Liberty Dayton Hospital after the mother gave birth in the bathtub at her home. Autopsy results show the child died of natural causes. Dayton Police Detective John Headrick said there is no evidence any crime was committed, so no charges will be filed.

****************************************************

Liberty Panthers Baseball: The Liberty baseball team is in action tonight at they host Huffman-Hargraves in Liberty City Park. Our live broadcast starts around 6:50 p.m..

****************************************************

Obituaries: Rose Marie Blake, 83 of Liberty. Services Wednesday 10 a.m. First United Methodist Church Liberty. ****************************************************

*LAKE RELEASE: 2,000 CFS LIBERTY BRIDGE: 11.49 ASL*

VOLUME 25 NO. 73 MONDAY, APRIL 19, 2010

****************************************************

Retail Potential: Liberty Retailers are losing out on about $353 million in annual sales – that according to a presentation by a company called The Retail Coach. The national retail consulting firm was in Liberty last Thursday at the request of the city and the Liberty Economic Development Corporation. According to the company's research, the defined Liberty Trade Area has potential retail sales of $488.5 million annually. Current retail sales within the same trade area total $135.5 million. That means there is a leakage of $353 million each year. The task of local retailers is to use information on specific industries to stock items that attract shoppers to spend money and its accompanying sales tax locally instead of taking their dollars out of the area. The Retail Coach has compiled information in the form of a lengthy report plus one-page Retail Outlook Guides for individual segments of the market. These reports are available for free through the city or the Liberty-Dayton Area Chamber.

****************************************************

Candlelight Vigil: The Annual Candlelight Vigil honoring victims of crime and child abuse is tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. in the Liberty Center at city hall. Liberty County District Attorney Mike Little said the purpose of the vigil is to honor victims of crime, their families and those who serve them.

****************************************************

Chamber Luncheon: Today is the deadline for making reservations for the popular Administrative Professionals Day Luncheon sponsored annually by the Liberty-Dayton Area Chamber. The annual luncheon is Wednesday at noon in the Liberty Center. Tickets are $12, and there are door prizes for most everyone. For reservations, call the Chamber at 336-5736.

****************************************************

Liberty Council: Liberty City Council met in special session Thursday and approved the lowest bid for the work to get the Boomerang Tube facility up and running. Liberty City Manager Gary Broz said council approved a bid of $724,906 from U.S.A. Environmental to build the underground feeder cables and equipment needed to divert enough electrical power to the factory for the company to begin operations. Mr. Broz said the company is contracted to complete work within 30 days in order to meet the June 1 deadline for Boomerang to be operational.

****************************************************

Obituaries: William Taylor White, 88, of Hull. Funeral service 10 a.m. today at Faith and Family in Batson.

****************************************************

*LAKE RELEASE: 3,000 CFS LIBERTY BRIDGE: 11.49 ASL*

VOLUME 25 NO. 72 FRIDAY, APRIL 16, 2010

****************************************************

Kidnapping Trial: On Wednesday, Richard Willis, of Liberty, was found guilty of one count of burglary with intent to commit kidnapping and one count of burglary with intent to commit assault. That was in Judge Chap Cain's 253 District Court. Following a punishment hearing Thursday, the jury sentenced Willis to 15 years in prison on each count, served concurrently. DA Mike Little said no dates is set for Willis' alleged accomplices, Cheryl Moomy, free on bond, and Clifford Wheatley, in the Liberty Co. Jail since the crime in 2008. . ****************************************************

Boomerang: We reported that Boomerang Tube is taking applications for four supervisor positions at their Liberty facility. Workforce Solutions in Liberty confirms Boomerang is also looking for people to fill three more positions. Those are a Mill operator, a threading productions supervisor as well as a quench and temper supervisor. To apply, call workforce solutions at 936-336-8063. Applicants are also welcome to register for any and all jobs including other jobs at Workforce next to Wal-Mart. ****************************************************

Old Hospital: According to Liberty City Manager Gary Broz, bids are being accepted for demolition of the old Mercy Hospital in Liberty. He said he wants to see movement on demolition by early to mid summer this year. The three entities, LISD, the City, and Liberty County must agree on how the cost of demolition will be divided to remove the old Mercy Hospital Building.

****************************************************

Dispatchers: This is National Public Safety Communicators week. A week set aside to honor the first line of response when any of us need police, fire departments or emergency medical services. Theirs is the calm voice heard on the other end of the phone, when anyone calls for help. Being a dispatcher is not easy. Basic certification requires 80 hours classroom training before several more weeks of supervised field training. If you know a dispatcher, thank them for the important job they do.

****************************************************

Obituaries: Reginald Leo Cooley, 64 of Hull. Services Saturday 2 pm. At Central Baptist Church in Daisetta. Mary Alice Tate, 76 of Liberty. Services today at 10 a.m. at Allison Funeral Home in Liberty. Jerry Smesny, 85 of Dayton. Services tomorrow 1 p.m. at St. Anne's Catholic Church in Eastgate.

****************************************************

*LAKE RELEASE: 3,000 CFS LIBERTY BRIDGE: 11.49 ASL*

VOLUME 25 NO. 71 THURSDAY, APRIL 15, 2010

****************************************************

Liberty City Council: The Liberty City Council Tuesday night unanimously approved a financing plan to cover the costs of building the new electrical substation that will serve the Boomerang Tube factory. One ordinance covers a million dollars in tax notes. The other, some $2.5 million is a combination of tax and revenue certificates of obligation. Liberty Council also approved a number of related documents including a pay back agreement in which the company will reimburse the city.

****************************************************

No Recount: With only seven votes separating the two JP #4 candidates, Larry Wilburn and Barry Graves, following Tuesday's Republican run off election, there was the possibility that Mr. Wilburn might ask for a recount. We asked the candidate if he planned to request county party officials for a recount. His response was No. Larry Wilburn said with just over 1000 votes in that run-off contest he doubted the ballot count machine would make a seven-vote error. Barry Graves won the nomination, 541 to 534, and after the canvass he will face Democratic nominee and Incumbent Glen Pruitt in November.

****************************************************

Jail Employee Arrested: Last Thursday, following an investigation, officers from the Liberty County Sheriff's Office, U. S. Marshals, and Texas Department of Public Safety arrested Nicholas Nelson, 20, a correctional officer with Community Education Centers. That is the company that operates the Liberty County Jail. He was arrested while attempting to take tobacco, a cell phone and other contraband items into the Liberty County Jail with intent to distribute these items to inmates. Nelson was taken to a federal detention facility in Beaumont.

****************************************************

Administrative Professionals Luncheon: Tickets to Wednesday's annual Administrative Professionals Day luncheon are still available, but must be reserved in advance. Call the Liberty Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce office at 336-5736.

****************************************************

Obituaries: Dorothy Barton, 99 of Liberty. Memorial and internment services will be held Friday 10 a.m. at Somerville City Cemetery in Somerville, Texas. Rose Proctor, 71 of Saratoga. Services will be today at 2 p.m. at Faith and Family Funeral Service in Batson. Jeremy Smith, 29 of Cove. Services tomorrow at 1 p.m. at Sterling Funeral Home in Anahuac. ****************************************************

*LAKE RELEASE: 6,000 CFS LIBERTY BRIDGE: 13.01 ASL*

VOLUME 25 NO.70 WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14, 2010

****************************************************

Republican Run-Off Results: The Liberty County Republican party held their run off election yesterday. In the closest race unofficially nominated for the November General Election in the Republican run off for JP # 4 was Barry Graves 541 and Larry Wilburn 534. In the JP#5 run off race Wade Brown was nominated with 136 votes to David Martin with 121. In the run off for the Republican nomination, Commissioner Pct. #2 Charlotte Warner won in a landslide with 449 over Marcus Brand with 196. For the Liberty County Judge GOP nomination, unofficial vote totals have Craig McNair winning a place on the November ballot with 1,309 to Steve Stephens with 1,026.

****************************************************

Trial Bus Run: Liberty ISD will be parking all of its school buses at the old GM Autoworld facility on Main Street today for a test run tomorrow of its bus routes. That former car dealership property is now owned by the City of Liberty. To test the feasibility of using the city owned property, Liberty ISD will run their normal routes from that location. Buses will run from 6 to 8:45 in the morning and then again from 2-5 tomorrow afternoon. Anyone who wants to provide feedback can call the City of Liberty at 936-336-3684 or LISD at 936-336-7213.

****************************************************

Jail Employees in Trouble: About a week ago, KSHN Radio became aware that a ranking officer at the Liberty County Jail was had been fired from his supervisory position and was under investigation for criminal conduct inside the county jail facility in Liberty. Liberty County Sheriffs Captain Steve Greene confirmed that an incident involving Captain Charles Ridge had occurred and Ridge was no longer employed at the jail.

****************************************************

Chambers County Murder: The Chambers County Sheriffs Department is investigating the murder of an Anahuac resident Larry Wayne Smith, age 51. His body was discovered April 6 after family members reported him missing the previous weekend. A search in a heavily wooded area behind his home turned up Smith's partially burned and badly decomposed body. Sheriff Joe LaRive said a person of interest has been interviewed but no other details have been provided.

****************************************************

Obituaries - Correction: Gary Lee Raymond, 47 of Wallisville. Services 2 p.m. Saturday at S. Mary's Baptist Church in Hankamer.

*LAKE RELEASE: 6,000 CFS LIBERTY BRIDGE: 13.01 ASL*

VOLUME 25 NO. 69 TUESDAY, APRIL 13, 2010

Kidnapping Trial: Jury selection began yesterday in Richard Willis's trial for burglary of a habitation, kidnapping and assault. The Liberty man and two other suspects allegedly abducted Roy Ross, 52, from a residence east of Ames in June 2008. Investigators say Willis and his alleged accomplices- Cheryl Moomy and Clifford Wheatley took Ross to another residence and spent hours beating and terrorizing him. The apparent motive was to force Ross into signing papers that would have been favorable to the trio in a civil suit. Richard Willis, age 20, is on trial in Judge Chap Cain's 253rd District Court. Moomy and Wheatley are still awaiting trial.

****************************************************

Goodbye Polio Roses: In the mid 1980's, then international service organization, Rotary International, set their goal as eradicating polio worldwide. Since then, the 100's of clubs worldwide have helped in various ways to raise money to support that effort. Locally, the Liberty Rotary Club is selling "Goodbye Polio Rose" bushes. These cream and apricot roses cost $20. The purchase of a single rose bush provides vaccinations for 18 children. To order your "Goodbye Polio Rose" call Rotarian Tracy Williams at 336-2226.

****************************************************

Sales Tax: Sales tax allocations across Texas are down 7.8% for the month of April. This is the 14th consecutive month of declines but it is the second month in a row for single digit declines after 8 months of double-digit drops. Locally, payments made to cities across Liberty County were down 11.02%. That is a significantly smaller decline than the past four months with drops ranging from a low of 22.7% to a high decrease of 36.67%.

****************************************************

Pest Management: Texas Agri-Life will present a free pest management course for home gardeners this Thursday starting at 6 p.m. Those planning to attend are asked to call the extension office 336-4558, ext. 221, by 5 p.m. tomorrow.

****************************************************

Obituaries: Gary Lee Raymond, 47, of Wallisville, Services at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Baptist Church in Hankamer. Samuel Elmer Snider, 83 of Daisetta. Services today 10 a.m. at Faith and Family Funeral Service in Batson. Vernon M. Johnson, Services tomorrow at 11 a.m. at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

****************************************************

*LAKE RELEASE: 6,000 CFS LIBERTY BRIDGE: 14.83 ASL*

VOLUME 25 NO. 68 MONDAY, APRIL 12, 2010

****************************************************

GOP Run-off: Republican voters will go to the polls tomorrow to settle four unresolved party races from last month's primary election. Those races are for Republican nominations for Liberty County Judge, County Commissioner Pct. 2, plus Justices of the Peace Precincts 4 and 5. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for registered voters who cast ballots in the March Republican primary or who didn't vote at all. Most precincts have been combined, so check with the county clerk's office for where you vote.

****************************************************

Relay of Life: The tenth South Liberty County Relay for Life is being described as a huge success. The Friday night through Saturday morning event raised $77,986, and more is still expected. That brings the total raised just in South Liberty County since the first local event in 2001 to more than $737,000. To make a donation, call Sandra Sterling at 336-3716.

****************************************************

Demolition: The walls of Liberty's 1936 electric power plant building are expected to come tumbling down today. Located at the corner of Monta and North Main, the building was being used as a warehouse for department service trucks before it was wrecked in 2008 by Hurricane Ike. Now, the electric service department is located in the old GM Autoworld building.

****************************************************

Retail Coach: Here is a unique, free program to help your retail business. A consulting group known as The Retail Coach will be in Liberty this Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the Liberty Center. The program will provide helpful information about the local trade area. They will also present research data on why local residents are leaving Liberty County to shop elsewhere. This can help local retailers stock items that might attract these shoppers to buy locally instead of leaving the county.

****************************************************

New Businesses: Liberty is getting two new restaurants this summer. Hartz Chicken Buffet is opening on Highway 90 in early June at the former site of Burger King in Liberty. Also, a new Mexican food restaurant is opening on Highway 90 in Liberty next to Sonic in the old Golden Corral building. Las Dos Haciendas is set to open by mid-June.

****************************************************

Obituaries: Helen McCreight, 79, of Moss Hill. Arrangements through Faith and Family Funeral Service.

****************************************************

*LAKE RELEASE: 8,000 CFS LIBERTY BRIDGE: 16.83 ASL*

VOLUME 25 NO. 68 FRIDAY, APRIL 9, 2010

****************************************************

DISD Superintendent Search: Dayton ISD trustees named Michael S. Kuhrt as the lone finalist for the position of superintendent during a special-called meeting Wednesday night. Michael Kuhrt is currently with Giddings ISD. Now, the Dayton school board must wait a state-required 21 days before making the decision final. The 39-year-old candidate is completing work on his doctorate

****************************************************

Domestic Violence: A Hull man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison under a new law that enhances the penalty for those who choke or strangle a member of their own family. Danny Ray Tuck, 47, recently pled guilty to a charge of strangulation assault in an incident that occurred in November 2009. In a sentencing hearing before 253rd District Court Judge Chap Cain, the defendant argued for time served in County Jail. However, Judge Cain sentenced Danny Tuck of Hull to 10 years in prison.

****************************************************

No More Rebates: After a mad-dash on the first day of sign ups, all of the reservation list and waitlist for the state's Energy Star Appliance Rebate Program are completely full. In all, Texans reserved 38,864 guaranteed rebates.

****************************************************

GOP Early Voting: Today is the last day to vote early in Tuesday's Republican Party Primary run-off elections. Voting is today from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Liberty County Courthouse in Liberty and the Cleveland Annex. Early voting in the Republican run-off is also 3 to 7 p.m. today at Hardin Community Center and the Dayton Annex.

****************************************************

Correction: In a news report earlier this week all nine news reported that Mayor Steve Stephens, council members Bill Gay and Felix Skarpa expressed concern over a grant from the DCDC. It is important we correct Felix Skarpa was not involved in that discussion, he was sitting in the audience as a non-participant because the land being considered is owned by his son-in-law Mark Sjolander. We apologize for the error.

****************************************************

Obituaries: Lyndon Baines Johnson, 43, of Liberty. Service 2 p.m. Saturday at Trinity Valley Missionary Baptist Church under direction of WFS. A.C. Perry, 83, of Dayton. Service 11 a.m. Saturday at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church under direction of WFS.

****************************************************

*LAKE RELEASE: 19,000 CFS LIBERTY BRIDGE: 20.64 ASL*

VOLUME 25 NO. 67 THURSDAY, APRIL 8, 2010

****************************************************

Hurricane Prediction: Colorado State University researchers are predicting an above-average Atlantic Basin tropical cyclone season and an above-average likelihood of a hurricane making landfall in the United States this year. On Wednesday, the scientists increased their prediction to the high-end of their previous assessment back in December. According to the report, weakened El Nino conditions combined with warming waters are the primary reasons for their now higher estimate. The report estimates 15 named storms with 8 reaching hurricane force. The scientists say there is a 44 percent chance a major hurricane will make landfall along the Gulf Coast between June 1 and Nov 30.

****************************************************

Sexual Assault Arrest: Victor Hernandez Mendez, 31, of Cleveland has been charged with three counts of sexual assault of a child. Cleveland police say he is accused of sexually assaulting three children about 10 years ago. One of the victims was 4 years old when the assaults started. Victor Mendez is being held in the Liberty County Jail on $450,000 bond. The investigation is ongoing to determine if there are other victims. Anybody with information should call the Cleveland PD Investigative Division at 281-592-2622.

****************************************************

Counterfeit Money: Liberty Police Department reports several cases of counterfeit money circulating around the area. In each case, $5 bills have been bleached, and reprinted to look like $100 bills. To check your money, hold it up to the light. On a $100 bill, you should be able to see a watermark of Benjamin Franklin. Because the bills are printed on the actual linen-based paper, they are passing basic types of counterfeit detection.

****************************************************

Dayton Council: Monday night, the Dayton City Council members Bill Gay, Felix Skarpa and Mayor Steve Stephens expressed concern on a grant approved by the DCDC and waiting on council approval. The $90,000 matching grant would be to assist with the purchase of land in downtown Dayton for what would be the Patel Medical Center Facility. The grant would cover half the costs of the land, with the Patel family providing the rest. The voiced concern was on setting a precedent on using grant funds for land acquisition, in the fear that the DCDC might be flooded with similar requests. Council asked the grant request be restructured so funds could be used on building construction rather than land purchase.

****************************************************

*LAKE RELEASE: 19,000 CFS LIBERTY BRIDGE: 20.67 ASL*

VOLUME 25 NO. 66 WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7, 2010

****************************************************

Dayton City Council: It was a lengthy meeting Monday night for the Dayton City Council as they worked their way through a long agenda. Council spent a good deal of the meeting in a discussion with officials of the Liberty County Project on Aging, which provides meals to senior citizens in Liberty and other nearby places. The discussion was regarding the possibility of the Dayton Senior Citizen Center becoming a satellite of the Liberty facility. If that takes place, the meals would be prepared in Liberty and delivered to Dayton. Council postponed the decision until Friday evening when they will hold a special called meeting. Two council members will be gathering additional information to present at that meeting.

****************************************************

LISD Bond Tour: Liberty ISD will host a tour of district facilities this evening to give school district residents an opportunity to learn more about the $18.27 million bond election set for May 8. This tour will begin today at 6 p.m. at the LISD boardroom in the administration building on Grand Ave.

****************************************************

Dayton Ole Tyme Days: April 16 through April 18 the Dayton Ole Tyme Days will fill up the area around the new Dayton Community Center with food, games, rides, arts, crafts, and food booths, entertainment and much more. This is the 18th year of the annual festival, but the first time in their new location. The Dayton Community Center is on South Cleveland Street. There is also access off FM 1409. For information, go to www.kshn.com and click on the Ole Tyme Day's logo.

****************************************************

Professional Tax Help: While doing your own tax return can save money on the expense of a professional CPA, it can also cost money in overlooked deductions or mistakes that result in a possible audit or penalties. Local CPA Byron Swaim said the more complex a return becomes, the more likely it is you need to consult a professional, whether a CPA or tax preparer.

****************************************************

Obituaries: Terry Wayne Hollingsworth, 32 of Liberty. Graveside services tomorrow at 3 p.m. in Fairlawn Celerity in Liberty. Cynthia Kaye Wiggins, 53 of Liberty. Services Friday 11 a.m. at Bibleway Pentecostal Church. Margaret Evangeline Miller Shannon, 92 of Coldspring. Services Saturday 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Liberty.

****************************************************

*LAKE RELEASE: 19,000 CFS LIBERTY BRIDGE: 20.68 ASL*

VOLUME 25 NO. 65 TUESDAY, APRIL 6, 2010

****************************************************

Census Help: Now the effort to fill out the census report steps up. The official date for mailing in the form was April 1, since then the more expensive effort of personally contacting those who have not responded begins. We have heard from many residents who did not get the form. Census officials say most of, not all, but most who have not received the forms get their mail at Post Office boxes. Dianne Tidwell, Liberty City Secretary, who co-chaired one of the local efforts to see every resident is counted, said there are forms available and a trained census person at city hall in both Liberty and Cleveland, Monday – Wednesday from 1-5, and then Thursday and Friday from 9 am until 1 pm.

****************************************************

Relay for Life: Friday night the annual South Liberty County Relay for Life kicks off at 6:30 with the Team Captains meeting. At 7 pm, cancer survivors and their caregivers are honored with the first lap around the track. Then the event continues through to Saturday morning at 7 am. The evening is filled with entertainment, games, and through out the night teams keep at least one walker, and sometimes runner, on the track at all times. That's 12 hours of walking to raise money for cancer research and support services. Take a step and join a team!

****************************************************

Political Partylines: The final program in KSHN Radio's series of political forums with candidates in the April 13 Republican run off election is tomorrow morning at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday's partyline program will feature all four candidates in the running for Liberty County Justice of the Peace in the GOP primary run off. That is the two candidates for JP #4 Barry Graves and Larry Wilburn and both candidates for JP #5 David C. Martin and Wade Brown. Early voting is under way through Friday at the Liberty County Courthouse, the Courthouse Annex in Cleveland, the Hardin Community Center and the Dayton Annex.

****************************************************

Liberty Baseball: The Liberty Panthers host the Coldspring Trojans in District 22-3A baseball action tonight at 7 p.m. at the Liberty Municipal Park. Hear it live on KSHN Radio.

****************************************************

Obituaries: Tony Thibodeaux Sr., 47 of Raywood. A Mass of Christian Burial today, 11 a.m. at Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church in Ames.

****************************************************

*LAKE RELEASE: 19,000 CFS LIBERTY BRIDGE: 20.69 ASL*

VOLUME 25 NO. 64 MONDAY, APRIL 5, 2010

****************************************************

Man Found Dead: A 32-year-old man was found dead on the side of Hwy. 90 in Devers Saturday afternoon. JP Pct. 2 Ronnie Davis pronounced Terry Wayne Hollingsworth dead around 4:35 p.m. and ordered an autopsy. The man reportedly had been doing yard work before he was found facedown in a ditch with water.

****************************************************

Child Porn: A Cleveland man pled guilty Thursday to possession of child pornography. Cleveland police say Jordan Scott Wheeler pawned a personal computer in August 2008. The pawnshop was preparing the computer for sale when they discovered images of minors engaged in sexual conduct. Jordan Wheeler of Cleveland is in custody awaiting sentencing.

****************************************************

Fontenot Freed: Former Hull-Daisetta school trustee Alfred Joseph Fontenot of Raywood has been released from prison after serving time for a federal drug conviction. Back in June of 2008, Mr. Fontenot pled guilty in the U.S. Eastern District Court of Texas to possession with intent to distribute.

****************************************************

Easter Egg Hunt: There was a large crowd gathered Saturday for the 27th Annual KSHN Easter Egg Hunt in Liberty Municipal Park. Kids 9 and under enjoyed picking up the 5,000 candy-filled plastic eggs plus the more than 90 prize eggs. Kamden Hathaway was the first grand-prize winner and she picked the big red State Farm wagon provided by Victor Barranco. The other grand prize winners were Kaven Adams and Jazmine Villegas, who each received a shiny new bike and safety helmet. A special thanks to Boys Scouts from Troop 64 in Dayton and city staff who helped get the hunt area ready.

****************************************************

GOP Run-off: Early voting in the Republican primary run-off election starts today and goes through Friday. Voting is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Liberty County Courthouse in Liberty and the annex in Cleveland. Early voting also takes place from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Hardin Community Center and the Dayton Annex. The GOP run-off election is next Tuesday, April 13. Among the contests is the race for the Republican nomination for Liberty County Judge between Steve Stephens and Craig McNair. The winner will face Democrat nominee Ken Morrison in November.

****************************************************

Obituaries: Ronald Mack "Porky" Rinehart, 71, of Dayton. Visitation is Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Sterling Funeral Home.

****************************************************

*LAKE RELEASE: 19,000 CFS LIBERTY BRIDGE: 20.73 ASL*

VOLUME 25 NO. 63 FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 2010

****************************************************

Kenefick Resident Dies: A Kenefick man, 45-year-old Mark Carpenter was a passenger in an ATV operated by a friend in an accident that happened near Crystal Beach last Friday morning around 1 am. The driver, Raymond Costello is said to have stopped suddenly. Mr. Carpenter, who was standing up on the vehicle, was thrown over the front. The Kenefick man struck his head on the pavement. He was transported to the University of Texas Medical Branch and died of his injuries on Tuesday. Galveston County Sheriffs Department Major Ray Tuttoilmondo said the driver, Raymond Costello was arrested and charged with intoxication assault. Officials are now conferring with county prosecutors about upgrading the charge.

****************************************************

Easter Egg Hunt: The 27th annual KSHN Radio Easter Egg Hunt is tomorrow in Liberty Municipal Park. This free event is for kids 9 years old and under. There will be 5,000 plastic Easter eggs with candy inside scattered about the big hunt area. Among those eggs will be 90 plus prize eggs and three grand prize eggs. Two of the grand prize eggs will be for new bicycles and the third grand prize is a State Farm Insurance wooden wagon. Start time is 10 a.m. but arrive early. Have your radio tuned to FM 99.9 for instructions and the start signal.

****************************************************

Dayton Chamber Lunch: The Dayton Chamber of Commerce April monthly luncheon will be noon Tuesday at the new Dayton Community Center on South Cleveland Street. This month's guest speaker is Paula Barron, Executive Director of Bridgehaven Children's Advocacy Center. The luncheon will be catered by Pappy's Barbecue. Make reservations by calling the Dayton Chamber by Monday at 257 2393.

****************************************************

Easter Sunrise: Sunday morning at 7 a.m., Sterling Funeral Home will again host a community Easter Sunrise service at Palms Memorial Park on Hwy. 146 south. There will be coffee and donuts. You are encouraged to dress casual and bring a lawn chair.

****************************************************

Obituaries: Iris Irene Loftin, 67 of Thicket. Services today 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Saratoga. Mark Edward Carpenter, 45 of Kenefick. Services 10 Tuesday at Sterling White Funeral Home in Highlands.

****************************************************

*LAKE RELEASE: 19,000 CFS LIBERTY BRIDGE: 20.98 ASL*

VOLUME 25 NO. 62 THURSDAY, APRIL 1, 2010

****************************************************

Chambers County: The trial of a Winnie man accused of murder has been rescheduled for June. According to the office of Chambers County District Attorney Cheryl Lieck, it was May 23, 2009 when Christopher Chapa alleged shot and killed Derek Munoz at a residence in Winnie. Evidence indicates a long-standing feud between the two men. The murder trial has been rescheduled for June 21. There is no information on the reason for the rescheduling. Chris Chapa has remained in the Chambers County Jail, held on $500,000 bond since his arrest last May.

****************************************************

Candlelight Vigil: The annual Candlelight Vigil honoring victims of crime and child abuse is Tuesday April 20 at the Liberty Center. District Attorney Mike Little said this special event honors victims of crime and also alerts the public to the realities of such crime while expressing hope for a less violent future. The candlelight vigil will start at 6:30 p.m. for information, call victim assistance coordinator Kathy Lowe at the Liberty county District Attorney's office at 936 336 4611.

****************************************************

BBB on Census: The Better Business Bureau is joining the chorus of those across America calling on everyone to participate in the 20-10 census. A recent survey indicates 12 % of U.S. residents said they were not sure if they would fill out a form, another 6 % said it was unlikely. The main reason respondents gave for not returning the form was they are too busy. Michael Clayton with the Southeast Texas BBB said filling out the form helps your voice be heard because the census information affects the number of seats your state occupies in the U. S. House of Representative.

****************************************************

Lions Club Sale: The Liberty Lions Club annual broom and mop sale is Monday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the parking lot of the Liberty Thrif-Tee Food Center. Local Lions Club members will be selling brooms, mops, brushes, quality-cleaning aids, and many other items for home, business, and industry. For an advance order form, call Lion Paul Newton at 556-5688.

****************************************************

Obituaries: James Fontain, 86 of Anahuac. Services today at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Anahuac. Curtis A. Pilcher, 96 of Liberty. Services today at 3 p.m. at Allison Funeral Service in Liberty.

****************************************************

*LAKE RELEASE: 19,000 CFS LIBERTY BRIDGE: 21.07 ASL*

Daily Noon Audio News

Local Weather

 

Hot Links

No events

Search