Volume 35, No. 117 Tuesday, June 16, 2020
New COVID-19: On Monday, Liberty County had 16 new cases. That’s the most new cases reported for a single day in Liberty County. 9 are from North Liberty County, and 7 are from South Liberty County. Of the 16 new cases, 15 patients are being treated at home. One man age 30-40 from North County is the only one of the 16 new cases admitted to a hospital. Monday’s new COVID-19 cases range in age from 20 to 60. The office of Emergency Management tells us out of the 128 cases of COVID-19 confirmed overall in this county, 63 have recovered. COVID-19 is responsible for 3 deaths.
Electricity Payment Plan: Since the start of the pandemic in March, electric customers in the City of Liberty have not faced mandatory power cut off for nonpayment of their bill. Liberty City Manager Tom Warner says the council, at their regular meeting last week, voted to resume power cut-offs for nonpayment on June 26th if that is approved by the state. Electric customers will have two ways to pay their back electric bills. They may pay in full, or enter into a six-month payment plan. Mr. Warner told us the payment plan is just for charges from March through June of this year. Any balance prior to March or after June must be paid in full. Tom Warner says anyone with questions regarding an electric bill should call city hall at 936-336-3684
Dayton Rotary Honors: For 88 years employees of the Dayton ISD have been honored by the Dayton Rotary Club. Because of the pandemic that event was held virtually this year. Dayton ISD has just over 800 employees serving well over 5,000 students. Here are some of those honored as the very best staff members in the various departments of DISD for 2020. The top Support Staff Employees of the Year are, Jamie McLaren- Dayton High School. Jennifer Conner- Wilson Jr. High School Genesis Cantu- Kimmie Brown Elementary. Lisa DeHart- of the Dr. E. R. Richter Elementary. Krystal Cherry- Stephen F. Austin Elementary, and Lynn Staton- of the Colbert Pre-K Campus. Top Instructional Support Staff are: Tammy Landrum- Dayton High School. Aaron Heckaman-Wilson Jr. High School. Fiorela Mueller- at Kimmie Brown Elementary. Irma Torres of Dr. E. R. Richter Elementary. Aveleira Moya- Stephen F. Austin Elementary, and Taelor Copeland at the Colbert Pre-K Campus. Other outstanding DISD Employees of the Year were Jessica Yates- Central Office. Brianna Arceneaux in Child Nutrition. Debbie Don of the district's custodial staff. Marcus Scott was named tops in maintenance. Bridgett McMahan from Special Education, and Nathan Davis of the DISD Dayton Technology Department.
Catherine Burr Davis, 79, of Dayton, passed away on Saturday, June 13, 2020, at her residence. Funeral service will be Thursday at 2 pm at Crosby Church, 5725 Hwy 90, Crosby.
Velma Cathryn Lloyd, also known as Velma Kathryn Harris Lloyd, 94, lifelong resident of Liberty died Wednesday, June 10at her residence. The funeral is today at 1:00 p.m. at New Work Family Worship Center in Liberty. Anyone who attends the service at the church will be required to wear a mask and be subjected to a temperature check at the request of the family.
Lake Release : 4,015 CFS – Liberty Bridge : 11.44 ASL