Radiogram Tuesday 3 24 20

Updated: Mar 24, 2020

Volume 35, No. 55 Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Crowd Control: Last Friday Liberty County Judge Jay Knight signed an Executive Order to deal with the Coronavirus public health emergency. On Monday we reported about the Juvenile Curfew that is included in the Executive Order. Another item in the County Judges order is a ban on social gatherings of 10 or more people. Liberty County Attorney Matthew Poston, said if convicted of violating this order the fine is up to $1,000 and jail time of no more than 180 days in the Liberty County Jail. The County Attorney that order #1 in the Executive Order includes conferences, festivals, parades, concerts, sporting events, weddings, funerals, religious ceremonies and any other assembly. Mr. Poston went on to say this order is meant to stop the spread of the Coronavirus Covid 19.


Liberty City Council: The Liberty City Council met in special called session yesterday at noon. As far as is known this was the first ever teleconference meeting and was held in compliance with the Governor and County Judge disaster declaration order on social distancing. Liberty City Manager Tom Warner said council also extended the disaster declaration from Mayor Carl Pickett to an indefinite period. He said the order remains in place now until rescinded by council. In other action, Liberty City Council approved the suspension of utility late fees and cutoff orders for city residents if those late payments or non-payments occurred during this declared emergency. City Manager Tom Warner pointed out this does not apply to those who already had late fees or were due to have utilities cut off due to non-payment. This suspension only applies to late fees and cut off notices during this declared emergency. In other action-due to orders on social distancing – Liberty City Council now requires that only one person be in a golf cart at the same time at the Liberty Municipal Golf course. They also require that golfers leave the flag pin in the hole. Also, for your information, the Liberty Municipal Park does remain open. Tom Warner said crews are disinfecting the playground equipment regularly.


Social Security Scams: Those who are most often victims of scammers are even more likely to get fraudulent calls during emergencies. Social Security Administration’s Andy Hardwick said Monday on the Party Line - if someone calls to say Social Security will not send benefit checks unless you first provide personal information, HANG UP. These are crooks. If you are uncertain, call the Social Security office directly. TELL THEM ABOUT THE CALL YOU RECEIVED and ask if there is any information is needed from you. To do this call the nationwide number at 1-800-772-1213. Mr. Hardwick said, to avoid longer wait times, call between 7- 9 am or between 5-7 pm. You can also visit their website at for information about your Social Security. DO NOT GIVE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION TO ANYONE WHO CALLS YOU.


Hardin ISD: Hardin School district staff will deliver meals by bus Monday thru Friday morning at regular bus stop pick-up spots. Food will also be served Monday thru Friday at Hardin Elementary 11285 Hwy 146 North 7:00 am - 9:00 am. Distance learning: All Hardin Student Learning Packets are