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Volume 35, No. 67, Thursday April 9, 2020

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Case 14: Wednesday afternoon, Liberty County Emergency Management Coordinator Crista Beasley-Adams released information from the Texas Department of State Health Services of another confirmed positive case of COVID 19 in Liberty Co.. The latest is said to be a male in the 50-60 age range and is from South Liberty County. Reportedly he is isolated at a hospital. That’s the first case said to require hospitalization. .

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Man found dead: Justice of the Peace Stephen Hebert ordered an autopsy in the death of Marcell Thompson – age 49. found in a car parked near the Park Place Apartments on Cook Rd. in Liberty. Lt. Chip Fairchild of the Liberty P. D. told KSHN.com the man had apparently been living in the car for about two days. Prior to that he was staying with relatives in those apartments. That arrangement was not working so he moved to his car. Lt. Fairchild said there are no signs of foul play but he would reserve judgment on cause of death until autopsy results are available. An apartment complex employee discovered the body and called police Tuesday afternoon.

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Liberty City Council: In a special called Liberty City Council meeting on Tuesday, council approved the expenditure of $24,000 to rent a Conex Containment container for 60 days to house any Police and Fire Department personnel who are being quarantined. The council did not want to send a quarantined employee home and potentially expose a family member to COVID-19. The Conex Container – sort of a modular building, will have 2 rooms, and each will have a bed, bathroom, window, and TV. Liberty City Manager Tom Warner told council there is not a need for this container right now. However, he said if the city does not reserve one now, they may not be able to get one as this COVID-19 crisis continues due to the demand. This modular unit will be located behind the fire department on Lakeland Drive. If needed, the fire department will provide those quarantined with food. In other action the council authorized the city manager to spend up to $100,000 on COVID related expenditures without having to have a council vote. The city manager will have to justify any expenditure with council at a later date. This action allows the city manager move quickly to get things needed to help in the fight of COVID-19. City council also directed the Liberty Municipal golf course be closed until further notice. The four pocket parks are closed but the Main City Park is open to the public but playground equipment there is cordoned off.

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Chambers County 19: Chambers County now is up to 19 COVID-19 cases. Chambers County Public Health reports of those 19 cases, 12 are from west county, Four cases in Mid-Chambers County, with three cases in east Chambers County. Of the 19 cases, 4 have recovered and no deaths in Chambers County due to the virus.

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10 to 1: With cases of COVID-19 around the globe continuing to grow the numbers have become alarming. In addition, these experts change their predictions of how many may be infected as information changes, almost on a daily basis. To help bring the worldwide and national information closer to home, Liberty City Manager Tom Warner told his council members that many experts agree that for each confirmed case of COVID-19, there are likely 10 more people who either have not been tested, or are asymptomatic, or in some cases carry the virus but with no symptoms. The Liberty County population, estimated at around 100,000, and now with 14 confirmed cases. This gives the possibility of as many as 10,000 in Liberty County who may carry the virus.

Lake Release: 42,700 CFS – Liberty Bridge: 27.84 ASL

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