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Radiogram: Friday October 23, 2020


Volume 35                              Number 216               Friday October 23, 2020 Street Closure: Here is an Advisory from the City of Liberty: The road closure on Travis St. between Trinity St. and Sam Houston St. all day Thursday has now been extended, probably until 5:00 pm today (Friday), October 23.  This is the west side of the courthouse square. We spoke with Liberty city manger Tom Warner, who said this is an old clay pipe sanitary sewer line that has failed, from the court house across Travis to the city sewer main. Mr. Warner said this is a really old clay pipe and could date at least back to the 1950’s. Tom Warner said most of the work installing this new sewer line across Travis is complete but there is some work left for today and then work for the court house maintenance to do on county property, to finish up. With that city officials decided to keep that side of the square closed again today. Coats Jewelers moving:  One of Liberty’s long time locally owned retail stores is moving to a larger location right here in Liberty.  It’s Coats Jewelers, now on the court house square. The building where Coats Jewelry is now is at the corner of Main at Trinity Streets. They don’t have a lot of information but their new location will be in the Wal-mart Shopping Center on the Highway 146 by-pass. It is located between Game Stop and the Japanese Restaurant. They will be somewhat larger in their new location that is opening in Mid-November. Bobby is originally from the city of Cleveland where his Father and brother own Coats Jewelry in that north Liberty County city. The building where Coats Jewelers is now in Liberty, is on the East side of the court house square and is for sale. Bobby Coats who manages and operates the Liberty location has said for sometime he wants to expand the Coats families Liberty location.  Bobby says they hope to be open in the Wal-Mart shopping center by Mid – November, That’s about a month from now. They are happy with the success of their Liberty store and hope to see that continue to grow in a site with more retail space and better parking in the area near Wal-mart, Coats Jewelers is still open at their long time Liberty location on Main Street and more announcements about the new store can be expected soon. Dayton City Council Candidate:   During most local elections for several decades KSHN has hosted what we call, candidate forums, for local office seekers to tell the voters about their qualifications. Today we focus on the race for Dayton City Council more specifically for Position 1 on Dayton City Council ballot. Candidates are Donald Wayne McDaniel and Wendell Null. As For Position 2, there is only one candidate – running unopposed on the ballot and that is the incumbent, Sherial Lawson. Another spot on the city of Dayton council ballot, the ballot says Position 5, but it has a typographical error. It should say position 3.  For that office the candidates are Alvin Burris and John Headrick.  With us on the Party Line program for Position 1, the candidate is Wendell Null. Wendell Null provided some insight into his service and accomplishments made by City council of Dayton during his period of service. Quote – “I’ve been there nearly 3 years, and I find is challenging and rewarding.  We’ve raised our ISO rating which is now in the top 5% in the country, and our Double A Bond has been bumped up this year”  - End Quote The second candidate in the race for position one on the Dayton City council, is Donald Wayne McDaniel. **************************************************************************************************************** Church Marker Dedication: The Liberty County Historical Commission will honor St. Anne’s Catholic Church – Eastgate by dedicating an historical marker on Saturday, October 24th at 10:30 a.m. on the church grounds.  The dedication will be outdoors with safe practices honored.  The public is invited to attend.  St. Anne’s Catholic Church originated with the Czech influence in this southwestern Liberty County community of Eastgate, known as the “easternmost Czech settlement in Texas”.  That historical marker will be dedicated tomorrow – Saturday – to honor St. Anne’s Catholic Church – Eastgate, now over 100 years old . The ceremony will be at 10:30 AM and the public is invited.  St. Anne’s is located on County Road 622 in Eastgate.     ************************************************************************ Lake Livingston Release:  1250 CFS                       Liberty Bridge Gauge: 6.89 ASL

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