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Updated: Mar 24


Volume 35, No. 54 Monday, March 23, 2020

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Curfew: On Friday Liberty County Judge Jay Knight signed an executive order similar to the one Governor Abbott signed Thursday. However there are several different items in the County Judge’s order, the biggest being a juvenile curfew. After Judge Knight signed the order he joined kshn.com along with Liberty County Attorney Matthew Poston, County Emergency Management Coordinator Christa Beasley-Adam, and Matt Thornton CEO of Liberty Dayton Regional Hospital. Liberty County Attorney Matthew Poston said the order spells out that the curfew imposed is 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Mr. Poston said if convicted of violating the juvenile curfew the fine is up to $1,000 and jail time of no more than 180 days in the Liberty County Jail. The County Attorney said upon conviction the juvenile would face that charge not their parents. Mr. Poston said there is an exception to the curfew for work, grocery store, pharmacy, gas stations, parks, banks and restaurants with the permission of their parent or legal guardian. It also includes school attendance but since all schools have been ordered closed so that subject is moot.  The curfew does allow those 18 and under to accompany their parent or guardian anywhere without being in violation of the curfew

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First Coronavirus Liberty & Chambers:We began reporting this Saturday night, the Liberty County Office of Emergency Managment Confirmed Saturday, one positive case of Coronavirus Covid 19 in this county.  The person is a woman 40-50 years old on the North end of Liberty County. She is showing mild symptoms and is isolated at home. Also on Saturday, CHAMBERS County Public Health confirmed one case of the Coronavirus. She is in the 50-60 year old range from West Chambers County. She is quarantined at home in stable condition. These are the first Confirmed cases of the virus in Liberty County as well as the first in Chambers County.

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Scholarships: Here is some excitement to mix in with our somewhat somber COVID-19 reporting. The directors of the Taylor-Odom Foundation are pleased to announce that third year of scholarships it is awarding the sum of $132,000 in college scholarships for the 2020 calendar year. The recipients are eight Liberty County students graduating from five area high schools this May. Recipients are: Travis Bennet of Hardin High School earned $20,000, Hailee Cognata of Dayton was awarded $20,000, Laura Davito of Tarkington gets $6,000, Lauren Hickman of Hull-Daisetta was honored by the Taylor Odom Foundation with $20,000, Christian Howard of Tarkington - $20,000, John Jones of LHS earned $20,000, Rafael Martinez of Liberty High recognized with a $20,000 award, and Madalene Russell from Hardin High School was been awarded $6,000.  The Foundation was founded to honor two parents, Davey Lea Taylor Odom and Douglas E. “Doc” Odom, who instilled in their children that knowledge through higher education and hard work are keys to a good life.

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Obits: A former long time Liberty resident and school teacher died Friday in a New Braunfels Hospital after a lengthy illness. Robin Muncaster – age 73, died from complications of a kidney disorder.  Zoeller (zo-ler) Funeral Home in New Braunfels is in charge of arrangements. Robin is survived by her husband Steve Muncaster and one son Mark. Steve - worked for many years in automotive sales and for a period was a car dealer here. Robin was a teacher, mostly at Liberty Middle School – both were active in the Liberty community. No service will be held until the national health crisis improves.          

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 Lake Release: 24,000 CFS – Liberty Bridge: 20.79 ASL

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