Volume 35, No. 127 Thursday, July 2, 2020
New Executive Order: On Wednesday, Liberty County Judge Jay Knight signed an executive order REQUIRING face covering for anyone conducting business in commercial establishments in the county. Starting today employees, customers, vendors, and visitors, 10 years of age or older, must wear face-coverings when entering a business where keeping six feet of separation is not feasible. The order says a business must conspicuously display and implement a health and safety protocol. If a business operator fails to do so, they may face a fine not to exceed $500 for each violation starting July 6th. Again, Liberty County Judge Jay knight has signed an executive order for all businesses to require face covering for employees and customers. Also signing the order were the mayors of the largest three cities in Liberty County. They are Cleveland Mayor Richard Boyett, Dayton Mayor Caroline Wadzeck, and Liberty Mayor Carl Pickett. This order applies to commercial businesses only. Noncommercial entities like houses of worship are not mentioned.
New COVID Report: On Wednesday, Liberty County 's Emergency management office confirmed 25 new COVID-19 cases. The county now has 307 positive cases. Officials of the Liberty County Office of Emergency Management tell us new cases of COVID range from 10 to 20 years of age to the 70s. 11 of the new reports come from North Liberty County while 14 others are from the south end of Liberty County. As we have been reporting three deaths are attributed to symptoms of Coronavirus. Experts remind citizens of the importance of wearing a mask, or face covering. Emphasis is put on washing hands, and when sneezing or coughing do so into your elbow. Experts also say if someone discovers they have a fever above 100 degrees, they should stay home. Again, Wednesday of this week Liberty County logged 25 new cases of COVID-19. That brings the number of total confirmed COVID-19 cases to 307 in Liberty County.
NEW Student Registration: Liberty ISD New student registration for all Pre-K through 12th grade students will be at San Jacinto Elementary, 1629 Grand Avenue on July 21, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and July 22 from noon until 7 p.m. Registration will be in the SJE cafeteria. Enter the cafeteria at the back of the school. For all returning families, online registration must be completed through Family Access, by July 17. Go to libertyisd.net too reach Family Access/online registration. Non-residents of the district must have a signed transfer form on file in the superintendent’s office, before new students can attend LISD.
Early Voting: Early voting began Monday in Liberty County for the primary election runoff. The Secretary of State’s office says in the first two days 680 people voted in Liberty County. There were 632 who voted in the Republican Party runoff and 48 who voted Democratic. The only local runoff races are in the Republican Party. Early voting continues now through July 10th at four locations in the county. Those are 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. Again, 680 registered voters has cast ballots so far in the primary runoff election. Early voting continues through July 10th and final election day is Tuesday, July 14th.
Obits: Don Strickland-92 formally of Liberty died Saturday, June 27 in Somerville, funeral service was Wednesday. Johnnie Bea Wiegman, 79 1of Dayton died last Saturday, in Webster, Services for Mrs. Wiegman are at 11:00 a.m., Friday, July 3 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel-Dayton. Interment follows at Palms Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be this evening from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.
Lake Release: 13,000 CFS – Liberty Bridge : 19.15 ASL