Volume 35, No. 119 Thursday, June 18, 2020
New COVID-19: On Wednesday, Liberty County had 30 new cases of COVID-19. That’s the most new cases reported in a single day in Liberty County. 18 are from North Liberty County, and 12 are from South Liberty County. All 30 cases are being treated at home. Wednesday’s new COVID-19 cases range in age from 1 to 80. The office of Emergency Management tells us out of the 158 cases of COVID-19 confirmed overall in the county, 63 have recovered. COVID-19 is responsible for 3 deaths.
Hit & Run Death: A local man was killed when struck by a reported hit and run driver on FM 160 just east of FM 2830. According to information from Liberty Co. Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace Ronnie Davis, at 11:00 P.M. Sunday, June 14th,46-year-old Frederick Arceneaux was struck and killed by a vehicle traveling on FM 160. Judge Davis told KSHN after Mr. Arceneaux was hit, the driver of the vehicle fled. Judge Davis says a local woman driving on FM 160 saw a man in the middle of the roadway. She stopped and called 911. The Precinct #2 JP says an investigation of the impact site revealed the fleeing driver left no skid marks on FM 160. The pedestrian was only a few hundred feet from his home. Judge Ronnie Davis ruled the death of Fredrick Arceneaux's accidental and ordered an autopsy. Authorities urge anyone with information about the hit and run death of Fredrick Arceneaux on Sunday Night June 14th to call Multi-County Crime Stoppers at 800-392-STOP or 800-392-7867. All calls to Crime Stoppers will remain anonymous and the reportee may earn a reward of up to $1,000. The Texas Department of Public Safety is conducting the investigation.
Chambers County COVID-19: Let’s take a quick look at the latest Coronavirus numbers from the Chambers County Public Health Department. To date 1,802 people have been tested. Of those tested, 128 tested positive for COVID 19. Also, in Chambers County, 80 of these Positive cases have been treated and moved to the recovered list. Four confirmed cases are presently in the hospital and the remaining 44 of those confirmed cases are undergoing treatment at home. According to the county health department, Chambers County still has no deaths attributed to COVID-19.
New Trash Cans: The big switch over in garbage service for the city of Dayton to Frontier Waste Solution will soon be underway. Dayton residents are advised that between the dates of Thursday, June 25th, and Saturday, June 27th every residence will have a new 95-gallon garbage container placed at their home. Then on July 1st Frontier Waste Services begins providing the garbage and trash pick up service one day a week in the city of Dayton. The new Frontier Waste Solution service will result in a big new automated truck picking up trash once per week at each Dayton residence. You can get more information, including a map of pick-up days and locations, by visiting kshn.com and clicking on the community events tab. This will include an excellent list of frequently asked questions that should be helpful to every Dayton resident.
Lake Release : 4,011 CFS – Liberty Bridge : 9.33 ASL