Volume 35, No. 105 Friday, May 29, 2020
Truck Theft: A Baytown man is in the Liberty County Jail charged with Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle. Liberty Police Department Lieutenant Chip Fairchild tells us that just before noon Thursday, a pickup truck was stolen in the 2800 block of Jefferson Drive. City of Liberty Police officers, already in the area, began to look for the stolen vehicle. A call was received tipping police on the location of the stolen truck. The man accused of the theft had parked the truck and fled into the woods behind the GameStop store on the State Highway 146 bypass. Liberty Police Lt. Fairchild says just after noon that man came out of the woods behind Cook Memorial cemetery. That location is right behind the Police Department. He was quickly arrested. That man is identified as 32-year-old Kevin Kinney of Baytown. He is charged with Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle and remains in the Liberty County Jail.
Money for Liberty: The City of Liberty has learned they are getting 560,000 dollars in federal stimulus money for COVID-19 expenses. At Tuesday night’s Liberty City Council Meeting, the council authorized City Manager Tom Warner to sign documents required, to get those federal funds. Mr. Warner says the stimulus money does have strings attached to it. The cities chief executive officer says any money left after the City of Liberty spends the stimulus money on COVID-19 related expenses must go back to the federal government.
Hurricane Season: Well we talk a lot about it, but now Hurricane season starts Monday, June 1st. With the COVID-19 pandemic, many have not been thinking about Hurricane season. Liberty County Office of Emergency Management Coordinator Crista Beasley Adams reminds us that now is the time to put your family’s Hurricane plan together. Begin now to have an emergency kit with Food, Water, Medication, battery-powered or hand-crank radio, first aid kit, and flashlights and batteries among other items. Mrs. Adams says if you plan to stay at home during a hurricane you must have the right amount of food and water. Crista Adams also says if you or family members will need assistance, during a disaster, then now is the time to register with the states 211 system. This registration must be done new each year so do it now. To do that dial 211 from your cell phone or landline. Hurricane season runs through November. For a full list of supplies needed during a disaster visit, ready.gov. Also stay up to date with the Liberty County Emergency Management Office on Facebook. To find the local office on Facebook just search for Liberty County Office of Emergency Management
Covid-19: Two more Liberty County residents are confirmed to have COVID-19. That brings the number of confirmed cases to 82 in the county. One was a man 20 to 30 years old on the south end of the county. The Liberty County Office of Emergency Management says he is being treated at home. The other confirmed case is a woman from north Liberty Co.. Emergency Management Coordinator Crista Beasley Adams says as of Wednesday 512 people from Liberty County are known to have been tested. 417 are known to have negative test results. There have been 82 positive tests, 50 recoveries, 13 tests results are pending, with a total of 3 deaths.
Jimmie Sue Westbrook, 89, of Daisetta, Texas died Wednesday, at Liberty Healthcare. Friends are invited to visit with the family from 9-10am on Saturday, May 30, 2020 in the chapel at Allison Funeral Service. Funeral Services will begin at 10am.
Lake Release: 29,500 CFS –Liberty Bridge: 24.20 ASL