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Tuesday Radiogram 3/10/20



Volume 35, No. 46 Tuesday, March 11, 2020

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The 35th Annual Liberty Jubilee is later this month. The dates are March 27th and 28th in downtown Liberty. This free festival includes lots of fun and activities for the whole family. Liberty City Manager Tom Warner said this year’s Liberty Jubilee will include the popular street dance featuring Sundance Head, BBQ cook off, carnival, arts, crafts, and food booths along with performances from entertainers throughout the day on Saturday the 28th. Arrangements are being made for vendors in every category and entry in the BBQ cook off. For any information on the Liberty Jubilee call city hall at 936-336-3684. The Liberty Jubilee began in 1986 when Texas was celebrating its 150th birthday- and has been well attended since.

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Old Newspapers: Throughout History, newspapers have played a crucial role in preserving our local history. Alana Inman, Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Centermanager, was a guest on the KSHN.com Party Line program. She brought a number of newspapers on file dating as far back as the early 1900’s. Ms. Inman said a number of names in these newspapers are still familiar such as the Pickett’s and Chambers, to name only 2. Ms. Inman shared a report from a Liberty Vindicator, back in 1910, that reported the town leadership was looking for new people to come to a growing Liberty. Ms. Inman said inducements offered in that 1910 Vindicator are about the same as what we know as tax incentives. The Sam Houston Regional Library is on F.M. 1011 in Liberty. They are open Tuesday thru Friday from 8 to 5 and Saturday 9 to 4, without charge, closed Sunday and Monday.

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Brack Jones Jr: Last Thursday Liberty Masonic Lodge No. 48 hosted their Annual E.T. Branch Teachers Awards. This event recognizes teachers, and paraprofessionals at Liberty School District. The awards for teacher and paraprofessional excellence are named for E.T. Branch -Liberty Co’s first paid teacher. Speaker, was Brack Jones Jr. of Beaumont. Born and raised in Liberty, Mr. Jones was a Liberty High graduate. This high ranking, 33rd degree Mason, talked about the future. He said if standards are not set by our Churches, Schools, and Governments a dark future awaits us. Mr. Jones, got his undergraduate and law degrees at Baylor. After College he was in the Army in Viet Nam earning a Bronze Star for actions in combat. After that he moved to Beaumontand began his career in law as an Asst. DA in Jefferson County and then as Asst. U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas

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Gun Locks: You may remember sometime ago we aired news stories about child safety gunlocks being given away by the Dayton Police Department. Dayton Police Chief Rob Vine says they are still doing that and still free of charge. These devices are key locked and go through the gun trigger guards so that no one can get their finger on the trigger until unlocked with a key the gun owner has. Their hope and prayer is the unthinkable never happens if a child should find a gun at home. These free child safety gun locks are available free to everyone, not just Dayton residents. Stop by the dispatch office of the Dayton P. D. on North Cleveland Street. The gun locks work on both rifles and handguns.

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Obits: Donald Duane Kelly, 77, of Silsbee, Tx, passed away Wednesday, March 4, Funeral Services were held last weekend for Duane Kelly. under direction of Faith and Family Funeral Service

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Lake Release: 12,000 CFS – Liberty Bridge: 18.03 ASL

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