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Volume 35, No. 39 Friday, February 28, 2020

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Fordland Estates: Wednesday evening, the Dayton city council held a special called meeting to discuss hiring an engineering firm and outside legal council to address possible issues with utilities in Section 3 of the Fordland estates subdivision. In 2014, a company known as JessJohn, Inc, owned by now council member John Johnson, entered into an agreement with the city of Dayton. Called a 380 agreement, this authorizes municipalities, such as the city of Dayton to offer incentives designed to promote economic development. Specifically, it provides for offering loans and grants of city funds or services at little or no cost to stimulate business and commercial activity. The agreement made allowed for John Johnson’s company to be reimbursed for up to 50% of the cost for installing utilities to the development. A statement from John Johnson, who was excluded from the executive session held Wednesday night, said they are working closely with the city of Dayton to resolve any issues.The only city source we were able to reach was City Attorney Brandon Davis and he indicated the information we used to prepare this report was accurate.

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Texas EquuSearch: On Tuesday night at the Liberty Dayton Chamber of Commerce Awards banquet in addition to the citizen of the year awards, a special award was given to Tim Miller of Texas EquuSearch. Tim Miller founded Texas EquuSearch in Houston, after his daughter Laura was murdered in 1984. Now an internationally recognized organization, Texas Equusearch is made up of volunteers who help law enforcement search for missing persons. Tim Miller was clearly touched by this award presented by one of his volunteers, Liberty County Sheriff Captain Ken DeFoor. Former Harris County Judge Ed Emmet, the nights keynote speaker and now a part time Liberty County resident, talked about the need for the Liberty Dayton area to prepare for the growth that is most certainly on the way. Judge Ed Emmet did not know the Liberty Dayton Area Chamber was going to recognize Tim Miller at the banquet until he arrived. Emmett and Miller are long time friends. The former Harris County Judge is well aware of Equusearch and Miller’s work so early in his speech Judge Emmett announced that he and his wife are making a $10,000 donation to Texas EquuSearch.

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Thanks for being a blood donor: The community relies on volunteer donors, like you, to provide the lifesaving resource of blood for everyday medical needs and in times of emergency or even disaster. The Lifeshare Blood donor coach will be in Liberty for the next local blood drive, this time they are at Liberty WalmartTuesday, March 3 from 1 pm – 5 pm. If you are a regular blood donor or ready to give for the first time here’s your chance.

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Soccer: DaytonBronco Boys Coach Jed Garner tells us that the Varsity boys shut-out Vidor 7-0 to improve to 17-2-4 on the season and have a solid 6 win-one loss-and one tie record in district soccer play. Dayton sits on top in district competition. The Broncos can clinch a playoff spot on Friday if they beat Port Neches Groves. That game has a 7:00 pm kickoff at Bronco Stadium. Tuesday night Libertystarted round two of District 21-4A and the Lady Panthers surprised the number one seed Huffman with a 3-0 shutout win. Meanwhile, on the road, the Panther Boys dropped a squeaker to Huffman 1-0. Up next the Panther boys and Lady Panthers travel to Anahuac tomorrow. The guys kickoff at 5 pm followed by the Ladies at 7 pm.

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Lake Release: 28,400 CFS – Liberty Bridge: 24.79 ASL

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