Volume 35, No. 113 Wednesday, June 10, 2020
High Speed Chase: A hit and run crash led to a long high-speed pursuit in South Liberty County last Friday and resulted in the arrest of a 20 year old man. Liberty County Sheriff Bobby Rader says a hit and run accident occurred near FM 834 at CR 2042 in south east Liberty County. The caller said an SUV struck their vehicle, and fled. A Liberty County Sheriff’s Department Sergeant in the area tried to pull over the hit and run vehicle at 770 and FM 834, north of Daisetta. The driver fled, reaching speeds exceeding 100 miles per hour, traveling through the county, city of Liberty, and ended in Dayton. In Dayton, the criminal jumped from his car and fled but quickly Sheriff’s Deputies brought the suspect down and took him into custody. The Suspect is identified as 20-year-old Raymond David Aguirre III. The SUV that began the entire chase was searched, and deputies found a baggie with a green leafy substance plus packaged pills thought to be Xanax. Aguirre is charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance. That’s a State Jail Felony. Added were charges of evading arrest with a Vehicle. Raymond David Aguirre III is housed in the Liberty County Jail and remains there in lieu of a $16,000 bond.
New COVID-19: Three more COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Liberty County. Tuesday afternoon, Liberty County Emergency Management officials reported the 101st, 102nd, and 103rd confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the County. All three new COVID-19 cases are being treated at home. The 101st case is a woman 50-60 years of age who lives in North Liberty County The 102nd case is a man 20-30 years old on the North end of Liberty County. The 103rd confirmed COVID-19 case is a man 20-30 years old living in North Liberty County. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, 593 people have been tested, returning 103 positive cases, 474 tested negative for COVID-19, and 16 are pending. Out of the 103 positive cases of COVID-19, 63 people have recovered. Liberty County has 3 deaths attributed to COVID-19.
Aphasia: June is National Aphasia Awareness Month. Aphasia is a condition that affects a person’s ability to communicate effectively. On yesterday’s Party Line Leann Partlow-Doyle, a speech pathologist at Liberty Health Care Center says because we rely on expressive language vs receptive language, all communication skills can be effective. She says that in all the years she has worked with Aphasia patients, not one has been the same. Leann Partlow-Doyle says some patients diagnosed with Aphasia can understand every word you say but just can’t get their words out to respond. On the flip side, she tells us some patients may not be able to understand anything said to them. Tomorrow, we will have more about Aphasia.
Registration Deadline: The last day to register to be eligible to vote in the July 14th party primary runoff election is next Monday, June 15th. This deadline is for those who are not already registered to vote in Liberty County. The only local races contested are in the Republican Party primary runoff. Local races on the ballot for the Republican runoff are County Court at Law #2, Precinct 1 County Commissioner, Precinct 1 Constable, and Precinct 6 Constable. Those who voted in the Democratic primary election are NOT eligible to vote in this Republican runoff. Those who voted in the Republican primary and those who did not vote at all but are registered voters are eligible to vote in this runoff. Early voting begins on Monday, June 29th, and continues through Friday, July 10th. For the first week of early voting, the polling places are open from 9-4. The voting hours in the second week of early voting are from 9-7.
Lake Release: 12,000 CFS –Liberty Bridge: 18.94 ASL