Volume 35, No. 109 Thursday, June 4, 2020
Cristobal: The National Hurricane Center says Tropical Storm Cristobal is forecast to start moving northward across the Gulf of Mexico on Friday, bringing with it a risk of storm surge, heavy rainfall, and wind impacts beginning over the weekend along portions Gulf Coast from Texas to the Florida Panhandle. The Hurricane Center says it is too early to tell the exact location, timing or magnitude of this storm or its potential impacts on the Gulf Coast. Experts say now is the time to prepare for a Hurricane or other tropical weather. If you will need assistance during a Hurricane, be sure to register with the state's 211 assistance system. Do that by dialing 211 from your cell phone or landline and provide them with the info on the help you may need. If you registered with 211 last year, you still need to register this year. Emergency management people also urge that everyone should prepare an emergency supply kit with non-perishable food supplies, water, medication, battery-powered, or hand-crank emergency radios. Everyone will also need a first aid kit, flashlight, among other items, for a full list of supplies needed during a disaster visit ready.gov. You can stay up to date with Cristobal on KSHN using the Simple Radio app, KSHN.COM website or on our Facebook page.
Valley Players: For the first time in its 67-year history, the Valley Players Community Theater, is canceling the remainder of its 2020 season. This move is due, of course, to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Valley Players board member Jackie Hartel-Smith says a lot goes into putting on a production. Social distancing rules also played a part in this decision to cancel this season. She says the theater only holds 150 people, making social distancing difficult. This year’s musical production “9 to 5” is moving to the 2021 Valley Players season. Jackie Hartel-Smith says those who have already paid their membership for this year will be credited for the 2021 season. Mrs. Hartel-Smith says, if you have any questions or would like to buy a membership for 2021, visit their Facebook page.
COVID: The Liberty County Office of Emergency Management confirms two new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday. Emergency Management Coordinator Christa Beasley-Adams says the 96th case is a woman 20 to 30 years old living in north Liberty County. Emergency Management officials say she is under treatment at home. The 97th case is a man 20-30 years of age. He also lives in north Liberty County and is under treatment at home. To recap the hard facts: In Liberty County, 527 people have been tested for COVID-19. From that 97 positive cases have been confirmed. 421 county residents have tested negative for COVID-19. 11 more are pending. Out of the 97 positive cases of COVID-19, 55 of those have recovered. Liberty County has 3 deaths attributed to the effects of COVID-19.
Dayton: Dayton Mayor Caroline Wadzeck says city COVID-19 has not stopped staff from working on improvements and projects in the city. That work includes enhancements to the Crossroads on US 90 in downtown Dayton. That area has become very popular hosting events such as Food Truck Friday, Friday Night Bites, and a Farmers Market, to name a few. Speaking of Food Truck Friday, it returns June 12th for the first time since the start of COVID-19. Food Truck Friday starts at 11 in the morning and runs until 2 in the afternoon.
William “Bubba” Preston Williamson, 62, of Liberty, passed away on Sunday, May 31, at Memorial-Hermann hospital in Houston after a long illness. A memorial service will be planned at a later date.
Lake Release: 21,000 CFS –Liberty Bridge: 22.90 ASL