Volume 35, No. 107 Tuesday, June 2, 2020
With hurricane season underway the first tropical depression of the season has moved into the Gulf of Mexico. tropical depression number three is expected to bring heavy rains to portions of Mexico. This same system is forecast to begin moving north into Gulf of Mexico later this week however it is too soon to specify the location and timing of any potential impacts along the u.s. gulf coast including here in Texas. KSHN.NEWS spoke with a local insurance agent who said for those who still need insurance now is the time to get it. Once this system becomes a named storm or Texas becomes clearly in its path insurance companies will stop writing policies. Stay tuned to KSHN.COM for up to the minute forecast.
Covid-19: Now three more COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Liberty County. Now pushing towards 100 cases, Liberty County Emergency Management officials report cases 93rd though 95th of the Coronavirus have tested positive. The 93rd case is a man, 60 to 70 years of age, living in the north part of Liberty County. Emergency Management Director Crista Beasley – Adams says that man is undergoing treatment in the hospital. The 94th case is a man, much younger, 20-30 years of age. He too lives in north Liberty County and is under treatment, quarantined at home. The third confirmed diagnosis is case #95, a woman 60 to 70 years old in South Liberty County. She is also being treated at home. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, 524 Liberty countians have been tested, returning 95 positive cases. 421 of those have come back negative for COVID-19, and 11 more test results are pending. Out of the 95 positive cases of COVID-19, 50 people have recovered. Liberty County still is on hold with 3 deaths attributed to the COVID-19. +
Unrest around the country is growing due to the death of Gorge Floyd by a police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Liberty Mayor Carl Pickett says if you personally or, as a group feel disenfranchised, he would like to hear from you. Mayor Pickett says he supports the fundamental right to protest in this country. However, he draws the line at violent demonstrations and property destruction. He and City Manager Tom Warner give high marks to the Liberty police department's diversity and training. For those concerned call City Hall at 936-336-3684. That’s 936-336-3684.
School Districts in this area are busy trying to figure out what the next school year will look like for students and teachers. COVID-19 has obviously caused major adjustments on how the educational process has proceeded. The pandemic already forced schools to close person-to-person classes and transition what we have come to know as distance education. Liberty ISD Assistant Superintendent Dustin McGee says what next year’s school year will look like, is a moving target.
Obits: John Edward Greak, 67, of Liberty, Texas, passed away Thursday, May 28, 2020, at his residence surrounded by his loving family. John was born on March 31, 1953, in Baytown, A long time resident of Liberty, he was owner of Greak Trucking of Liberty. A memorial service will be held at a later date
Lake Release: 23,000 CFS –Liberty Bridge: 23.67 ASL