RADIOGRAM: Volume 35, No. 126 Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Volume 35, No.  126 Wednesday, July 1, 2020 *************************************************************************** LISD Back to School plan: The surge of COVID-19 cases in the state is causing schools across the state to modify how education will be managed this fall. Yesterday, Liberty ISD announced their back to school plans. LISD Superintendent Dr. Cody Abshire said, in a press release, the district will offer TWO TYPES OF INSTRUCTION this coming school year. The traditional in-person instruction begins Wednesday, August 12th. LISD will also offer remote learning beginning on the same date. All Liberty students will be issued a Chromebook or iPad no later than the first day of school to help students get up and going with   assignments. Grading will be the same for both in-person instruction and remote learning. For in-person instruction schools will be sanitized daily and will follow social distancing guidelines whenever possible.  *************************************************************************** Law Enforcement Center: On Monday, at a special called meeting, Liberty County Commissioners gave the green light to Architect Kenny Burns to begin preparing construction documents and project management documents to get started on the new, much talked about, Law Enforcement Center. That new $25 million-dollar facility will consist of two buildings. The largest will house the Sheriff’s Department and then the annex building next door will house the Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace office, Precinct 3 Constable’s office, space for a Texas Ranger office, for Game Wardens & the Department of Public Safety or DPS. Liberty County is already under contract to buy 39 acres of land from local industrialist Jesse Lopez, just inside the City limits of Liberty on North Main Street. or State Highway 146. ******************************************************************************  Liberty Fireworks: Saturday is Independence Day and one day earlier on Friday, July 3rd the night sky over Liberty will light up with fireworks. It is important to note that there will be no program prior to the fireworks which should get underway at dark, expected around 9:15. Liberty City Manager Tom Warner says people are allowed to come into Liberty city park. However, they cannot congregate. Just stay within cars or trucks for their safety, or watch from any of the nearby parking lots. Practicing social distancing is really important. The parks, playground equipment, ball fields, and pavilion will all be closed. The music that accompanies the fireworks can be heard here on                                      ******************************************************************************  Early Voting: Early voting began Monday in Liberty County for the primary election runoff. The Secretary of State’s office says 362 people voted across Liberty County on Monday. There were 342 who voted in the Republican Party runoff and 20 who voted in the Democratic Runoff. The only local runoff races are in the Republican Party. Early voting continues now through July 10th at four locations in the county. Voting is at the Jack Hartel Community Building, 318 San Jacinto Street in Liberty; Cleveland Civic Center, 210 Peach Avenue in Cleveland; Dayton Community Center at 801 South Cleveland St. in Dayton; and Hardin City Hall, 142 County Road 2010 in Hardin.  ******************************************************************************

Lake Release: 16,100 CFS – Liberty Bridge : 20.46 ASL

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