On Tuesday night at the Liberty Dayton Chamber of Commerce Awards banquet in addition to the citizen of the year awards, a special award was given to Tim Miller of Texas EquuSearch . Tim Miller founded Texas EquuSearch in Houston, after his daughter Laura was murdered in 1984. Now an internationally recognized organization, Texas Equusearch is made up of volunteers who help law enforcement search for missing persons. Tim Miller was clearly touched by this award presented by one of his volunteers, Liberty County Sheriff Captain Ken DeFoor.
Former Harris Count Judge Ed Emmet, the nights keynote speaker and now a part time Liberty County Resident, talked about the need for the Liberty Dayton area to prepare for the growth that is most certainly, is on the way. Judge Ed Emmet did not know the Liberty Dayton Area Chamber was going to recognize Tim Miller at the banquet until he arrived at the banquet. Emmett and Miller are long time friends. The former Harris Count Judge is well aware Equusearch and Miller’s work so early in his speech Judge Emmett announced that he and his wife are making a $10,000 donation to Texas EquuSearch.
The surprise announcement brought a roar of approval from the big crowd at the Dayton Community Center Tuesday night. The Emmett’s own a luxury log cabin getaway in the Artesian Lake Estates in North Liberty County.