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RADIOGRAM: Tuesday, September 22, 2020


Volume 35                              Number 187          Tuesday September 22, 2020

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Liberty County under Tropical Storm Warning:  Crista Beasley-Adams of the Liberty County Office of Emergency Management has reminded residents that Liberty County is under a Tropical Storm Warning. In Ms. Beasley-Adams memo she reminded residents that Liberty County is not a sheltering jurisdiction. The Emergency Management Director for Liberty County encourages residents to prepare and make plans for those who decided to evacuate.  At this time there is no required evacuation ordered, however, as we know things can change with these storms and KSHN, along with all local media and the national weather service is monitoring closely to help citizens make the safest decision. The National Weather Service says a tropical storm warning means that tropical storm-force winds are expected somewhere within Liberty County over the next 36 hours. Peak wind gusts are expected to be 40-50 miles per hour with some gusts reaching 60 miles per hour. The window for this activity continues through early Thursday afternoon, September 24th.  Again, Ms. Beasley-Adams also reminded residents to monitor local news media as well as the Liberty County Office of emergency management Facebook page for updates.  

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Liberty High School Football:  

Angela Kriegel at the LISD Administration building tells us once again NO ADMISSION TICKETS will be sold at the gate in Sour Lake. That’s this Friday for the Liberty Panthers Versus Hardin Jefferson Hawks district opener football game.  All game tickets can only be bought, in advance, of making the trip to Sour Lake. Instead tickets must be purchased at the Liberty High School Field House or at the school district administration building. They will only be available until noon Friday.  Tickets are 5 dollars each. For those who cannot make it to the game it can be seen   streaming live on KSHN.com, click on the SPORTS tab, or heard on KSHN.com or any where a fan wants to go the game can be heard on a smart phone with a free app on either tune in radio or simple radio. Kick off is at 7:30PM Friday, The pre-game show begins about 20 to 25 minutes prior to kick off with Joe Roberts and Neal Thornton at the microphone. Key Buchanan is on the camera.  

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City of Plum Grove report:  Animosity continues between the City of Plum Grove and Liberty County. The City Council of Plum Grove voted on Monday, September 14th to have their City Attorney Carl Allred to file suit against Liberty County over what the council believes was wrongful interference with the town’s temporary road closures and removal of city equipment. Another item discussed at the City Council meeting was Consideration, Discussion and Possible Action to pursue criminal charges on the alleged crimes of impersonating elected officials, theft, and assaults on city property, elected officials, city representatives or labor volunteers. All of this information comes to KSHN News from the City of Plum Grove Facebook since the city spokesperson refused to supply KSHN with a copy of the city’s official minutes.   This all stems from several incidents, reported by KSHN over the last few weeks. On August 17th, the Plum Grove City Council unanimously agreed to blockade access to County Road 3479 and County Road   5187. This was used to block traffic from the Colony Ridge subdivision into Plum City. We were told this was done so the city could repair Plum Grove City streets.

Then on September 8th, Attorney General of Texas Ken Paxton ruled that the city of Plum Grove, like it or not, cannot barricade or blockade county roads to Colony Ridge subdivision for residents access to CR 3479 and CR 5187.  Both of those roads turn off of Paul Campbell Loop. County workers from commissioners Precinct 3 then removed the city of Plum Groves barricades as well as the aggregate used to block the roads.

As the plot thickened, at the September 14th City of Plum Grove council meeting they authorized adding 10 speed bumps in several different areas around the city. Mayor Lee Ann Penton-Walker told a reporter at the Bluebonnet News that three of those speed bumps will be placed on Bohannon Road (CR 343) and three more will be utilized on Paul Campbell Loop.  The others will be placed at as yet undetermined areas KSHN has asked for the minutes of that September 14th, Plum Grove City Council meeting but as of this report, they have not been provided. The Mayor told our reporter these would not be provided but we continue to try to make contact.  

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Governor issues disaster declaration:  On Monday September 21st, Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued a disaster declaration for 29 counties in southeast Texas, including Liberty County. The areas expected to see some effects from Tropical Storm Beta. In his declaration, Governor Abbott said – quote – “As Tropical Storm Beta approaches the coast, I urge Texans in the path of the storm to remain vigilant and take necessary precautions to keep themselves and their loved ones safe from flooding, storm surge, and other impacts from this severe weather," The governor also said "The State of Texas is working closely with local officials on the ground to provide the resources our communities need to respond to Tropical Storm Beta and keep residents safe." –end quote. Once again, Governor Greg Abbott has issued a declaration of disaster for 29 counties in southeast Texas. Just a few of the counties in the disaster declaration are Aransas, Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Hardin, Harris, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Liberty, Matagorda, Orange, Sabine, Victoria, and Wharton counties.

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Obits: Lawrence Wilson Wagnon passed away Wednesday, September 16 at the age of 78. Following his honorable discharge from the USAF, Larry graduated mortuary college and began his lifelong career a funeral director.  Larry is survived by his wife, Mary; four children; nine grandchildren; two brothers; and numerous nieces and nephews.  There will be a memorial service for Larry at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, September 26, 2020 at Allison Funeral Service, Liberty, Texas.

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