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Volume 35, No. 63 Friday, April 3, 2020


Liberty County: The Liberty County Office of Emergency Management reports, as of yesterday, 94 people have been tested for the Coronavirus in Liberty County. Of that 94, 4 have tested positive for the Covid 19 Coronavirus as we have reported. By contrast, 62 have tested negative, and 28 people are awaiting their results. So far, the four confirmed Coronavirus cases are on the north end of Liberty County. Directions are still for anyone experiencing symptoms, experts urge the patient with those symptom to call their health care provider. The patient can also call 211 and press option 6. Contrary to rumors, there are no drive-thru testing centers in Liberty County.


Chambers County Homicide: In the chaos of COVID-19, we failed to report on a murder in Chambers County. It was March 20th, Chambers County Sheriff Brian Hawthorne reported the Jefferson County Medical Examiner has confirmed that Scott Privat, age 50, was murdered. The cause of death was reportedly a gunshot wound. Preliminary investigation reveals the victim was ambushed in the early hours of Thursday, March 19. That investigation is ongoing by the Chambers County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigation Division and Texas Rangers. Anyone with information that might be useful in this case is urged to call Chambers Co. S O. 409-267-2500 or Crimestoppers at 844-860-8477.


Rendition Form: Liberty County Central Appraisal District officials are reminding business owners to render their taxable property by April 15th or file an extension to avoid what could be costly penalties. Business owners affected by the COVID-19 pandemic may request, in writing to Chief appraiser Lana McCarty, an extension of the deadline to May 15. For the first time this year business owners can submit the rendition form by email to Business owners can also submit the rendition form in a drop box at the appraisal district office. For more information, call the Liberty County CAD in Liberty at 936-336-5722. The Cleveland number is 281-593-1605.


Flood Insurance: For those who have flood insurance policies through the National Flood Insurance Program, the grace period to renew that insurance has been extended. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, the agency is extending the grace period to renew flood insurance policies from 30 to 120 days. This extension applies to NFIP flood insurance policies with an expiration date between February 13-June 15, 2020. However, due to the widespread economic disruption arising from this covid 19 pandemic, FEMA has extended the deadline to renew to 120 days. For more information, call the National Flood Insurance Program Call Center at 1-877-336-2627.



Billy R. Gray, age 89, died March 28th. A long-time resident of Wallisville, Bill was a teacher, missionary, scout leader, Royal Ambassador leader, and friend. He is survived by his daughters, Rachel Ann Feist of Wallisville, Rebekah Jean Villano of Clear Lake, 4 grandchildren and 4 great grand-children. Due to the current situation with the COVID-19 crisis, there will be no services. A memorial service celebrating Bill Gray’s life will be held at a later date.


Lake Release: 41,600 CFS – Liberty Bridge: 26.78 ASL

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