Volume 35, No. 97 Monday, May 18, 2020
Dayton City Council: This evening at 6, the Dayton city council will hold one of their regular meetings. Some items of interest on the agenda include discussion on the possible annexation of two separate pieces of property for a total of 295 acres of industrial property. Also council will address the possible purchase of 24 acres of land. The purpose of the acreage was not mentioned in the agenda. Also at tonight’s Dayton Council meeting, among other regular business is an executive session. During that closed portion of the meeting, council is expected to discuss their options for filling the council seat made vacant by the resignation of long time member Dr. John Johnson. In addition to that meeting tonight, on Wednesday, Dayton City Council has a special called meeting to administer the oath of office to the newly appointed council member. That would indicate they expect a decision will be made on who will fill the vacant seat. Council meetings are open to the public. Tonight the meeting will be available through zoom or phone. To learn how to attend, go online to daytontx.org, click on “government” and then agendas. Tonight’s agenda has the zoom link and the phone link listed on the top.
Ecstasy Bust: Last Thursday, a traffic stop by the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Interdiction Unit took 68 ounces of the street drug ecstasy off the streets. The deputy stopped the white Nissan Altima for speeding. The driver was identified as Feleite Jermaine Ray, age 29. During a probable cause search of the vehicle the deputies located a clear plastic bag underneath the center console containing multi-colored pills believed to be ecstasy. They also found some loose pills of the suspected drug underneath the back seat. They then found approximately twelve (12) clear plastic bags containing the suspected ecstasy inside the back lining of the rear seats. A total of thirteen bags were recovered with an approximate weight of 1,906 gram (68 ounces) of the suspected drug.
To this date, this is the largest ecstasy seizure in Liberty County. Due to the large amount that was seized, Feleite Jermaine Ray was arrested and charged with Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance – An accelerated felony. Ray was transported to the Liberty County Jail without incident.
BH ISD Fire: A lightening strike at Barbers Hill Primary School caused some damage to the facility. Barbers Hill Assistant Superintendent planning and operations Stan Frazier said the part of the structure that was damaged was already under renovation. He said it is part of the kindergarten area of the campus. Assistant Superintendent Stan Frazier said the most of the damage was around the inside area of the roof. An interesting side note, Stan Fraizer told KSHN.COM the Barbers Hill Fire Department has recently used the facility for training, so they had personal knowledge of the building.
Tax Free Weekend: As Texas businesses slowly reopen their doors amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar is reminding families and businesses that they can save on the purchase of certain water- and energy-efficient products during the state’s Water-Efficient Products and ENERGY STAR® sales tax holidays. The holidays, created by the Texas Legislature, both take place Saturday, May 23, through Monday, May 25. Qualifying products are tax free. Products displaying a WaterSense® label or logo can be purchased tax free for personal or business use. These include showerheads, bathroom sink faucets and accessories, toilets, urinals and landscape irrigation controls.
Lake Release: 8,000 CFS –Liberty Bridge: 13.42 ASL