Volume 35, No. 92 Monday, May 11, 2020 ***********************************************
16 New Cases: Increasing by numbers Liberty County has not seen before the total count of confirmed COVID-19 cases jumped by 16 on Saturday. 8 of those came from the free testing conducted by the Texas department of state health services a week ago, the other 8 came from other forms of testing. Of those new 16, all are said to be recovering at home. 10 are from south Liberty County, while the remaining 6 are north Liberty County residents. The youngest is a south Liberty County boy between the ages of 5 and 10 years old. The oldest is also a male, also from south Liberty County between the ages of 60 and 70. There are 7 who are between 40 and 50, there are 3 COVID positive cases of people between 50 and 60, and 2 each in the 20-30 and 30-40 age range. Of the 16 new cases, 12 are men and 4 are women. The total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Liberty County has now reached 64. A reminder, the Texas Department of State Health Services will be back in Liberty Tuesday at the Liberty Fire department to conduct up to 250 additional free tests. To pre-register, which is required, call 512 883 2400 or go online to txcovidtest.org.
Daniel Park: Big news on major improvements to the city of Dayton’s quality of life. Daniel Park, located just off of FM 1008, is closed for extensive renovations effective today, Monday, May 11 the Gov. Bill and Vara Daniel Park should reopen by the end of August. The city pool, located inside the park will take longer to complete. Overall this is a total renovation of the concession stands, and to replace electrical systems. Also will be replacement of game field lighting and poles, replacement of the game scoreboards, reconditioning all the baseball and softball fields. Also part of the plan is to resurface and asphalt the main drive, parking areas, and the drive to the softball fields. Add to that also major drainage improvements. It’s hard for those who have been in Dayton for a while to remember but the Gov. Bill and Vara Daniel Park in Dayton is 26 years old, opening in 1994 when Larry Harris was Mayor. City Manager Theo Melancon said all of this will complement the new playscape equipment installed last November. Mr. Melancon said Dayton’s master Park Plan identifies Daniel Park as an important part of the quality of life in Dayton, now and as the city grows. The Daniel Park includes city swimming pool, baseball/softball fields, playground equipment, covered pavilion, picnic tables, walking/jogging trail, and restrooms.
Liberty City Council: Liberty City Council will meet in person tomorrow night at the city council chambers, the public however, will still be required to attend via internet access. This is the first time in several weeks council has been together in the same place as they too worked to maintain their health through social distancing. City staff who had been on a rotating schedule has now returned to city hall on a full schedule, and while the doors are still closed to the public, things are slowing returning to a sense of normalcy. Of interest on the agenda of the liberty city council meeting set for tomorrow night at6 p.m is the discussion purchase of transport van through the Houston Galveston Area Council. These medical transportation vehicles are used by City of Liberty emergency medical services to move patients requiring a lower level of care from place to place. Also there is a request from Thomas James to address the Council regarding the speed limit and signage in the Forest Hills Subdivision. Also Tuesday evening, council will discuss amending ordinances as it relates to fencing of residential properties. For those who would like to virtually attend the meeting, instructions are to be posted on the city’s website at noon today.
Lake Release: 10,000 CFS –Liberty Bridge: 15.28 ASL
LakeRelease: 10,000 CFS –LibertyBridge: 15.28 ASL