Volume 35, No. 120 Friday, June 19, 2020
More COVID-19: Thursday afternoon, the Liberty County Office of Emergency Management reported another five COVID-19 cases in the county. With that, Liberty County has seen 51 new confirmed cases of COVID-19. Emergency Management officials say three are from North Liberty County, and two are from the South end of Liberty County. All 5 new cases are being treated at home. Ages of the new cases range from 10 to 20 to between 60 and 70. Emergency Management Coordinator Crista Beasley-Adams tells KSHN the increase in COVID-19 cases in the county is a result of greatly increased testing. Since the start of the pandemic in March, 691 Liberty Countians have submitted to the test. As we said earlier 159 have tested positive for COVID-19. Out of the 159 positive cases, 63 have now recovered. 3 deaths have resulted from COVID-19 symptoms.
Felon Arrested: A Tuesday traffic stop by the Liberty County Sheriff's Criminal Interdiction Unit resulted in the arrest of a Convicted Felon. According to Sheriff Bobby Radar, his Criminal Interdiction unit pulled over a pickup truck for multiple traffic violations on Main Street in Daisetta. Deputies learned the driver, 34-year-old Jason Campbell, had a suspended driver's license. Officers acquired permission from Campbell to search the truck. During that effort they found a bolt action rifle, a glass pipe commonly used to smoke crystal methamphetamine's. The lawmen also found a plastic bag in the pick-up truck containing a crystal-like substance. Jason Campbell was also found to be a convicted felon and, with that conviction, he was not allowed to have a firearm. Liberty County Deputies arrested Campbell and he was taken to the Liberty County Jail. Sheriff Radar says Jason Campbell is now additionally charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon. Information indicates that charge is a Third-Degree Felony. Another new charge is Possession of a Controlled Substance - that is we are told is a State Jail Felony. The man is being held in the Liberty County Jail in lieu of a $30,000 bond.
Dayton Citizen Boards: The City of Dayton is asking for volunteers to serve on one of three citizen advisory boards. In a news release, the Dayton's leadership is asking for strong, community-minded individuals, to step up and be counted. The city has three citizen review boards. The Zoning & Planning Board, the Library board, and the Zoning Board of adjustments. Applicants must live within the Dayton city limits or the city's extraterritorial jurisdiction. Applications are available online at daytontx.org. These important committees help Dayton official's make important decisions on Dayton's future. For more information contact the City of Dayton Planning Office at 936-258-2642 extension 1123 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
LISD Foundation: In the last 12 years, the Liberty ISD Education Foundation has given $226,500 in grants to teachers in the Liberty school district. The grants give LISD teachers funding for innovative ideas to help kids but for ideas not provided for in the school district budget. Education Foundation Executive Director Bruce Wright, a recent kshn.com Party Line guest, says the largest grant given by the foundation in history to a teacher was to the high school band for i-Pad computers. Mr. Wright said the band uses the iPads for paperless band work. That grant, to the band, was for $29,000. He says the LISD foundation raises money through fundraisers such as the Freedom Bike Ride, purse raffle, and annual gala. In addition to those efforts, the foundation executive director says the organization also receives small, medium, and large gifts from individuals in the community. The LISD Educational Foundation was created back in 2007 through a gift from the Miles Foundation. To date, the Foundation has provided grants to innovative LISD teachers, as mentioned earlier, that total $226,500.
Lake Release: 4,017 CFS - Liberty Bridge: 9.64 ASL