Radiogram: Friday October 9, 2020

Volume 35                              Number 203               Friday October 9, 2020 Tropical Storm Warning issued: The National Weather Service has issued a Tropical Storm Watch from San Luis Pass to High Island. The southern part of Liberty County is included in that watch. A Tropical Storm Watch means that Tropical Storm conditions are possible. As has been widely reported, Hurricane Delta has reentered the Gulf of Mexico, after crossing the Yucatan Peninsula.  When it began its trek across the Yucatan Peninsula it was a category 4 Hurricane, but re-entered the Gulf as a category 2 Hurricane.  It is expected to strengthen to at least a category 3 Hurricane before making landfall somewhere along the Louisiana coast on Friday afternoon October 9th. Our area, according to the National Weather Service, expects less than an inch or rain from the storm but we may also feel wind gusts of up to 40 Miles per Hour. Keep in mind that the Hurricane season does not officially end until November 30th. Murder Suspect Returned to Liberty County:  We have learned from a reliable source that 29-year old Markie McGinnis, who we had reported was shot to death Sunday afternoon was stopped at railroad crossing waiting for a passing train when she was shot through the drivers window about 1:30 Sunday afternoon. Three spent shells were found near her vehicle – one of which passed through her arm. That may also be the same bullet that then passed into her upper body, resulting in her death.  Most train engines have cameras mounted on them but this train engine only had a camera on the front. Our source said when the recording was checked   the victims car was seen but because no cameras were on the side, the victim’s car was not clear enough to see the gunman’s attack.  Captain Ken DeFoor, the Public Information Officer for The Liberty County Sheriffs Department, sent a press release that announced 24-year old Henry Davis of Louisiana has been returned to Liberty County and is behind bars at the Liberty County Jail charged with the woman’s murder. Another medi soure said she was a much loved gospel singer and had sung at her church in Spring Sunday and then came home to visit her grandparents in Liberty county. She was very near her grandparents home in Raywood when she was shot and killed at the railroad crossing.  Henry Davis, who is from Louisiana, was captured within hours of the shooting in Louisiana, but so far we don’t know what led investigators to him.  He was found in Jefferson Parrish Louisiana and is now returned to Liberty County by Texas Ranger Brandon Bess.  He is now charged with the murder of 29-year old Markie McGinnis Sunday, October 4th.  We have been told that Henry Davis has no previous criminal record. It is now confirmed, from still another source, the victim was from Spring and her drivers license indicated a Pasadena Texas address. A local judge has denied bond on the murder charge he now faces. We understand Henry Davis is not answering questions from investigators.  Again, a reliable source says the gunman fired at least three shots at the woman stopped at a rail crossing in Raywood early Sunday afternoon,  At least one of three shots caused her death. Three shells were found on the ground near the woman’s car but it’s not known how many bullets struck her. The shots were fired through the drivers side window and one passed through her arm and it may be the same shot that then struck her upper body.          Henry Davis was escorted back to Texas from Jefferson Parrish,  Louisiana by Texas Ranger Brandon Bess on Wednesday evening and placed in the Liberty County Jail on a murder warrant. As had been previously reported, it was approximately 1:30pm Sunday afternoon when a passing motorist found 29 year old Markie McGinnis deceased  in her car from multiple gun-shot wounds on FM 2830 in Raywood, Texas in east Liberty County. It appeared from the initial investigation that McGinnis had been shot several times through her driver’s side window shortly after leaving a church service in the area. Even with Henry Davis in custody, the investigation continues.  He is being held without bond Covid 19:  34 New coronavirus cases were reported in the most recent period from October 4th through October 7th. If there is a positive note to be shared, it’s the one day of October 5th when there were no new cases reported. Liberty County emergency management director Crista Beasley-Adams has provided KSHN with her latest update concerning the Covid 19 virus in Liberty County. The total number of confirmed cases that have been reported since records have begun back in mid-March now is 1761.  Of those 1632 cases are considered to be recovered, with 78 Liberty Countians being treated for the active virus.  Now 51 have died as a result of this terrible virus.  Ms. Beasley-Adams added that the state health department has indicated that 10 of those cases are over 30 days old and through a technical glitch were assigned to the wrong jurisdiction originally.  These 10 cases are now shown to be in the recovered count and not the active count. That’s due to the age of the cases. Of the new cases reported 13 were from north Liberty county and 21 were from south county. 20 were female, 12 were male and in 1 case the gender was not reported. Cases continue to rise in Liberty county. Repeating there are now 1761 confirmed cases of Covid 19, of which 1632 are considered recovered and symptom free.  The death toll stands at 51 patients who have lost their battle with this Covid 19. ************************************************************************ Dayton Park re-opens with ribbon cutting ceremony:  Jennifer Billings, the City Secretary for the City of Dayton sent good news concerning the Governor Bill and Vera Faye Daniel Park on FM 1008 in Dayton. The City of Dayton and the Dayton Youth Sports Association invite one and all to the Governor Bill and Vera Faye Daniel Park for a ribbon cutting to celebrate a major upgrade and re-opening of the park. The ceremony will take place tomorrow, Saturday October 10th at 9:00AM.  The City of Dayton and the Dayton Youth Sports Association are proud of the work that was completed this year during the complete renovation of this fine city park, named in honor of Gov. Bill and Vera Faye Daniel. The late Gov. Bill Daniel was born in Dayton on Church Street and was immensely proud that the park is named in honor of he and his late wife -Vera Faye Daniel. It was through generous gifts of Daniel, who was previously Provincial Governor of Guam, that Dayton got the park in the first place. Renovations to the park included repaving the roads, refurbishing the two concession stands, replacement of the lighting and poles on all baseball and softball fields. All scoreboards and electrical systems have been replaced plus many improvements were made to the drainage system at the park along with complete reconditioning of all fields and playgrounds. The park is on FM 1008 in Dayton.  The official address of the park is 1 Arnold Drive. Arnold Drive is named for Boyd and Patsie Arnold who were instrumental in leading the effort to make the Gov. Bill and Vera Fay Daniel dream of a new city park possible.  So plan to join the City of Dayton and the Dayton Youth Sports Association on Saturday, October 10th at 9:00AM  for the ceremonial ribbon cutting which officially re-opens the Governor Bill and Vera Faye Daniel Park, on FM 1008 in Dayton. ************************************************************************ Obit:  Georgia Louise Northcutt, 95, of Dayton, Texas, passed away Tuesday, October 6, 2020 in Baytown, Texas. Mrs. Northcutt was a member of Trinity Baptist Church. Service for Mrs. Northcutt will be at 10:00 a.m., Monday, October 12, 2020, at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel in Dayton. Interment will follow at Palms Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 11, 2020 at Pace-Stancil Chapel. ************************************************************************

Lake Livingston Release: 1250 CFS            Liberty Bridge Gauge: 6.87 ASL

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