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Well the Jubilee is over. It was over hyped, over priced, under attended, and once again over sold. Kshn said it was attended by "thousands" uh huh righhhht.

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Am I the only one watching the train wreck that is Trump? Some dimwitted poster predicting he will last "eight years" in the face of what is going on in Washington shows that Hillary was correct on labeling his supporters as "deplorabales" She should have said "stupid deplorables". As one lawyer from the Watergate era said when asked what advice he would give Trump he said "I would tell him to lawyer up!" He needs to think about resigning before he gets indicted for what looks like criminal activity. We "butthurt" liberals are waiting in the peanut gallery for the other shoe to fall in this mad house administration. It goes to prove again that republicans and so called conservatives need to stick with what they know best, running hogs, drinking beer, and sleeping with little boys they pick up in airport restrooms.

Well, looks like the great deal maker can't make a deal.

Boldly I hear people praising the future success of Trump and people prematurely predicting his failure. They are as bad as MSNBC and Fox. It won't be long before we knowthe outcome and some will get to brag while others will hurry to their next predictions to help forget the ones they blew. Too bad we are not all as interested in this country's success as we are in political churping.

I was scanning some of the posts that are about Trump and his absolutely failure so far, but what is really fun to read are the ones that slip into the old grandpa sitting on the screened in porch rocking chair sighing into the far away look assessment of the situation, that's the one that makes me want to puke! They voted for the idiot now some say "well I may have made an error in judgment" Really now? They are the ones who are busily scratching their asses for salvation so they can say to themselves and others that they are really good people in the long run, because they have come to the senses now in view of the circumstances. No sorry you don't get off the hook that easily, you deplorables put the nation in risk because in your over excited libido of hate, bigotry, and down right need to have your sick shit validated you voted for someone you thought would be just like you, guess what deplorabls you were right he is just like you, and a portion of the Nation that is wacked out. Trump is a looser just like those of you who voted for him and he is on his way out one day at a time or should I say one tweet at a time.

Different strokes for different folks, but I think the original Obamacare package passed on a party-line vote was an affront to our political process. I think the recent non-passage of whatevercare was a triumph of out robust processes working themselves out. I don't trust the politicians in the system, but I do thrust the system.

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Wow! How the butthurt libs have been pouring out of the woodwork on this website since the election is quite interesting. My advice to you is to sit back,shut the #?*! up and enjoy the ride for the next eight years. It may not be the best for your hurty feelings, but it'll be the best for my back pocket. ..

No Evidence of Trump Wiretapping Claims

I never thought that the United States would ever resurrect President Richard Nixon, but I think by gosh we may. Listening yesterday to the hearings in Washington, DC by the FBI Director Comey, somewhere down the road we may have another Water Gate involving the current President and his campaign in collusion with Russia, to intercede in the 2016 election. Well, the famous quote, “You won't have Nixon to kick around anymore, because, gentlemen, this is my last press conference.” could be uttered again someday in the future.

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What happened to Jalisco's restaurant in Liberty? The menu completely changed and the quality of the food changed almost over night. This restaurant had great food and service and that seemed to change overnight. Whoever used to cook there must have taken the menu with him but forgot to take the sign and name with him.

Jalisco's.. My wife and I went there about a week ago, came to the conclusion new owners have taken over. The nice lady that took our order, I don't think she spoke or understood english very well.

I too have heard complaints about Jalisco's. Poor service , changed menu. No business ever last long at that place.

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Is the City of Dayton going to raise taxes ? If so, what for?

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To all the nice folks in this area, with all their colorful language, especially since they voted for a man that has no intentions of making the United States great again. He is most likely to cause a war, but he has been buddies with Russia for years. It only takes a few brain cells to figure out he has not really promised our elderly anything. He is a business man and what they do is line their pockets. Haven't you learned anything? Meals on Wheels is going to be taken away, explain that to the elderly. You don't like the mayor, you don't like our police officers, you don't like the city department. Since you hate everything and anything, why don't you move to a place that will have people like yourself to talk to. That is what is wrong with this country right now. Divide and conquer, because you cannot get along with your neighbor and you hate the town you live in and the people who try to run a nice small town. This town is growing and it would be really nice if they could move in to a town that was friendly instead of all this backlash. See what happened when you bashed the last president, publicly bashing him, got you the backlash of what we all have to deal with now. It would be nice to have people speak well of our city, our county, without the ugliness that keeps crawling in through the seams. As I said, if you don't like something, the best thing to do is to remove yourself from it.

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In the Declaration of Independence the phrase "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" goes a long way in defining what we humans have as "inalienable rights". You cant have life or happiness if you are being ill and worried about how you are going to afford health insurance. Again the Congress pays nothing for its health care why do we have to?

The quoter of the Declaration of Independence leaves out the origin Jefferson and (John Locke) says our PURSUIT of happiness (and life,liberty, and property rights come from). The Creator. Jefferson and Locke said these rights are inalienable. They can not be taken away by anyone but God Himself. Where the idea of healthcare comes into the conversation is the samemythical place liberal judges interpret things to their liking rather than the documents they are suppose to honor.

To the poster who thinks that "inalienable" has nothing to do with health care shows a considerable lack of cognition. These issues of the pursuance of happiness in the 1700's are much more expanded in contemporary times. Health care is a human right by the fact of being a human being, just because it isn't spelled out explicitly in the Constitution it is inferred in the presence of medical doctors, hospitals, hospices, and even in laws that will prosecute people who don't stop and render aid. Health care is a human right, and in nations that have the power to spend its citizens money on war and free health care for its legislators then all people have a right to the same as Congress.

Healthcare a "human right"? An inalienable right is defined in the Constitution as a right given by the Creator that can not be taken away by man. The Creator's "insurance" of health would be a great policy to have, but government, federal government, is not responsible to provide it.

It is obvious that someone values their "cognition" more than that of James Madison and the Founders of this great nation. We are struggling as a nation to keep the foundations of what has made us great. The "living constitution" some envision would be a nightmare to the writers of the Federalists papers. It "lives", or rather adapts, by amendment not judiical fiat.

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When I voted for President Trump, he said he was going to go to Washington to work for all of us. The cost of each trip to Palm Beach is estimated to be about $3.3 Million Dollars. So, including this weekend (5 trips), we have spent $16.5 million. The City of Palm Beach and it’s County all want the USA taxpayers to pay them for the extra security work. Well 52 weeks in a year and for 4 or 8 years, we going to spend away all chances at ever getting a raise for Social Security. I am a “Real” Angry Old White Guy now and do not see the threat to me personally being the “Muslims” or “Mexicans”, but think the real threat to me is not moving the White House to Palm Beach, Florida! Well go to run and pick up a $4 a gallon jug of milk. Grandpa used to tell me the road to Hell was paved with good intentions. I think now I should have listened to him!

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Here we go again, waisting money on mulching the Crepe Myrtles in river bottom. Common Mayor get control of this. Waste waste waste.

If a little mulch in theriver bottom is the best place for the city of Liberty's to spend the profit they make off of elevated utility bills, why not?

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What is up with our state rep? i thought he was suppose to be representing us. Does Liberty County sound familar big shot?

Before you complain about our state representatives focus on every county in his district but Liberty County, please realize the squeaky wheel always gets the oil. Others in the district have asked for help and like a good representative, they are getting help on thier issues. Liberty is silent.

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To all you people who grip about the way an officer or deputy does his or her job. "Why didn't you arrest that guy""Your never around when we need you""Why aren't you catching real criminals instead of writing me a ticket" just a couple of thing I've heard people say. How about this if you think you can do the job of a police better, go to a academy and become an officer or deputy and you do it. Citizens only see what goes on in their little world, cops can't save the world. They leave their families to help and protect people they don't even know. They get injured, cursed at,talked about, and even killed protecting you and your family, and still yet we get up and go back at it everyday. Like I said if you think you can do a better job by all means go to the academy. Yes I am a Peace Officer

Yet another failed Republican health care plan

What the, Left Wing Liberal Cry Babies always forget is that Uncle Sam Is Your Uncle And Not Your Ma-Ma Or Da-Da

To the uber right winger who posted that we liberals are cry babies and the government isn't mama and dada. As long as the government takes out taxes we have a right to expect things like health care and expect lawmakers to do their job as our representatives they are on our nickel. The fact remains that things like health care are a human right, but I guess I wouldn't expect a republican neo-Nazi with a limited brain synopsis to understand that huh? Do you poster think that the idea that the government doesn't owe us anything applies to Congress who don't have to pay a penny for their health care? Why not just let us have access to the same health care as they have? This issue is being decided in the hands of the worst people ever, they will look out for their friends, their rich friends, before they ever make it fair for any one else. Yeah we liberals think of the government as mama and dada, but you stinking republicans actually live the dream, we can only dream it.

In 2010 somein the United states recognized, and marshalled all of their political capital to force the rest of us to recognize, the "human right" of taxes being used to pay for healthcare for some. All the name calling in the world does not help cement their case however. Many of us recognize the inefficiencies and the theft involved in government taxing working people more in order to pay for healthcare and many many other things that are not specified or implied in our Constitution.

Odd assumption: "As long as the government takes out taxes we have a right to expect things like health care." The entitlement state has not yet assumed those dimensions.

Taxpayers should "expect" only those government services that are withinthe guidelines a/k/a law written in the Constitution. Healthcare is not one of them. The Supreme Court strained in its "reasoning" that it was a tax and therefore legal. Obama said previously that it was "not a tax".

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On Saturday on the City Hall property there was some kind of rally of sorts I heard it was a rally of support for Trump. I listened for a bit then left as I had stuff to do, I wish I could have heard more. What little I did hear and see raised some questions, such as why was it necessary to hold a rally of support after he has only been in office for less than two months? Is he not loved enough already? I mean lets examine what he's accomplished so far he has insulted a whole group of people because of their religion, he has insulted the Mexican government and people( that was while he was running but it stands), he made allegations of voter fraud with no proof, just for starters, and this past week has accused the former Prez of breaking the law by wiretapping him, again with no proof. But one of the most telling things he has done is given the buffoons who support him a chance to feel like they are special, mentally challenged special, not special in a good way. He has given over to conspiracy theories instead of truth and that shows he is not living in the world of reality, which means he's goofy nuts, and so is his supporters...koo koo,koo koo!

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The Dayton Hall of Fame may be new but the people "chosen" to run it are the sameold people who run everything around here. Sick of it.

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Seems kind of funny that the Dayton city manager was asked to retire.Just a few weeks before the mayor was trying to buy tax for closed properties and it got blocked by the county judge because someone told.

Dayton City Counsel and Mayor should be ashes of their selves. They think the public is ignorant of what took place.

Surveillance Yields Drug Arrest

Surveillance Yields Drug Arrest I'm confused. The article states, "During the course of the surveillance, investigators observed a vehicle arrive at the suspected residence, stay a brief time and then depart. Investigators began to follow the suspect vehicle..." They arrested the man who BOUGHT the drugs and the house, but did NOT arrest the people at the house that SOLD him the drugs? What's going on with that? They left them open for business? I thought the war on drugs idea was to get the dealers shut down.

A typical comment from a novice. Getcha some experience as a narcotics investigator & crack open a law book & get educated on a something called "probable cause". Just a minor inconvenience law enforcement has to prove BEFORE searching a home. Instead of bashing law enforcement for trying to clean up the community, give a little encouragement so more will be done

Dayton City Manager Announces Retirement

In regards to Dayton loosing their City Manager, please consider Libertys. We will throw in a new vehicle and two employees to be named later.

Has the Liberty City Manager critic ever attended a complete Liberty City Council meeting to hear the many complex issues? Gary Broz inherited an aging and antiquated city infrastructure that while improving, has far to go on limited funds. If you want to see the true problem, look in a mirror.

One thing we can allbe certain about is that the City of Liberty issues must seem "complex" to our city manager.That we agree on!

Liberty City Manager is a okay manager. People person NOT SO MUCH. Employees, not at all.

Somebody said it right. Liberty needs someone who manages the city rather than someone who describes unsolved problems as complex.

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Glad to hear Constable Johnston is making are covery from his accident!!

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i want to thank the county commissioners for the high dollar equipment they buy for their precinct's that hardly get used, and for the deputies that are leaving for better pay, also for the out dated vehicles the sheriff's office has. More money is spent repairing these vehicle than their worth. We are losing great deputies and because of pay scale, The deputies are trained well here, however after their trained they realize they can make more elsewhere and not have to do as much. If things don't change soon, your going to have a bunch young deputies with little or no training to do the job properly. Commissioner you need to wake up, open your eyes to what is going on,and listen to the people that voted for you before it's to late.

How did the commenter go from Liberty County Commissioners buying expensive equipment and not using it, to Liberty County Sheriff's lack of pay and old vehicles? Sounds like the same old rhetoric, the Sheriff and some Deputies spew to try to illicit comments from the citizens. I do not see masses of Deputies leaving Liberty County in the records of county terminations. One day, Liberty County with economic development, may be able to pay more to the Deputies, but not at this moment in time. Many of the Deputies come from Harris County to Liberty County, leaving higher paying jobs to what you call lower paying jobs. It makes no sense, if they want higher pay, stay in higher paying law enforcement positions, but they move to Liberty County. The pace is slower and the supervision is less in Liberty County, than Harris County. Cite some stats on the exodus to higher paying jobs and prove them up.

Here is a real fact, Liberty County Sheriff's Deputy Pay increased in the last 2 years, from $36,800 to $42,536 (not including Certificate and Longevity pay)! This is an increase of slightly over 15.5%, in Two (2) years. A hefty increase, some would say in this United States of America. Please quit badmouthing the Commissioners Court and just tell the truth!

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As a "Senior Citizen", I have lived through many US Presidents, in my lifetime. I have always not agreed with all of them or thought the things they did was correct, but if the citizens of this great country elected them, they were the "President"! November 8, 2016, the USA elected a new President and since January 20, 2017, I try to understand what he is doing and how it would change my life. Yesterday, President Trump gave me back his Reality TV Show and it lasted nearly an hour and a half. It was a Presidential News Conference, from the White House. I was shocked, since I had never seen a sitting President face off with the News Media, FBI and CIA and really I learned nothing. I need the President to forget the election (he won) and help me, as he pledged to do. The Election is over and his Electoral Votes, that changes daily according to his own figures, means nothing, he won! This is not Reality TV, now it is about my life! Please President Trump, help me and my life at the bottom survive daily.

as soon as the new president knows what government programs you are on he will fix you right up.it seems like everyone wants something.

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Life must really be nice when you know "the right people". It is difficult for me to believe my tax dollars are going to overpay a new head coach who has a 6 wins and 24 losses record in the last three years. We could have hired ten coaches that are better than Larry Haynes, but his pals here wanted him back.Too uch money, too little recent wins in his record..... why? When he left us last time, he left us with the bill still stinking for the artificial turf he hung taxpayers with. Poor band, poor academics....

As to Hardin hiring coach Haynes back it was a good move.Since he has been gone we have won 10 games and lost 50 games. That goes to show you get what you pay for when hiring a head coach. GO HORNETS 2017 Haynes is back!

While Haynes was gone he won 25% of his games and hardin won 20% of their games. What a perfect fit! Go Broncos!

Dayton football wasn't real impressive in 2016 with their 4wins and 6 losses. Maybe they should have considered Haynes as a coach.Seems like they have got what they paid for in the coaching too.

Regarding Coach Haynes, it doesn't matter how many games he wins or loses. The problem is how he treats his players. What does it teach or even benefit these kids to be screamed at and belittled during a game or practice? Some of them go through enough of that at home. Should they be forced to deal with it in school as well?

I was unaware that Coach Haynes yelled at his players. My impression was that he was very manipulative and ignored kids that had no hope of playing football. If he loses every game it will be vbetter than this last coach the school board hired!

Hardin Football: They play in one of the Toughest Districts in the State... If Coach Haynes Team goes 5-5 for the season, He has done a Miracle! It comes down too Talent...

There are 6 teams in the 3A district Hardin is in. So yes Larry Haynes can possibly be 5-5 for the season. Now that is if he schedules 5 non-district games against 5 incredibly weak team from the 2A districts. With the talent around Hardin, and Haynes' inability to develop a strong team in our district he will not win a game within our district. Now the people that brought Haynes in to develop their QB son is going to be greatly disappointed.

If Haynes goes "5-5 in district he will have pulled off a miracle"? That is an insult to Hardin's young men. District's are grouped in schools of like sizes and our goals must be to be competitive at a minimum. If our quarteback quits or is injured early in the season, this decision to hire someone who has established a recent record that shows he can not win in today's high school football will be proven to be a farce with no benefits. Eo you know who!ven t

Let me make a prediction after seeing several people question the Hardin school board's decision to rehire my man Larry Haynes. I bet you he goes 7-3 or better his first year here and undefeated his second year.We have the talent. Now we have the coach. Let's get behind our boys and show southeast Texas we are a great football school!

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To the poster who is defending Trump by accusing Hillary Clinton as "immoral, unethical, corrupt, and dangerous", well now what do we seem to have in the WH now? Seems like we have an immoral, unethical, corrupt, dangerous president that's what. I can't wait to see his ass thrown out by impeachment, "what did the President know, and when did he know it?" Investigations are on the way you deplorables.

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In regards to the "road to nowhere" in Liberty. That was the most ridiculous project ever by the terrible city leaders. Yes go ahead and build homes on that ground. It will cost more to bring in fill dirt than to build the home that will go on the lots.

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For all who feel threatened by the presidential actions of Trump and want to riot and protest and yell impeachment, you bunch of whiners would have it worse if the immoral, unethical, corrupt, and dangerous Hillary Clinton and her perverted womanizing husband were in the white house.

Commissioners Meet Tuesday

Regarding County Agenda for Tues 2/1417. Why would you pay Donna Burt vacation pay when she was never in the office but never turned in her time off. Wow unbelievable!

I read in the commissioners agenda about a new truck for the sheriff's office, that fine and dandy except it will probably go to someone that will just drive it around for show. Instead of letting a patrol deputy use it. I've noticed most of the deputies have old vehicles that look like crap.

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Poor Dayton. Always trying to catch Cleveland and Liberty. Ugly is as ugly does. Ya' ll should have never built a rice dryer downtown. It was all downhill planning from there on.

The comment about Dayton is ridiculous. While it was short sighted to build the rice dryer where it was built, there are few around that had anything to do with that poor decision. if the complainer knows anything about the current movers and shakers in Dayton, then the effort to remove the eye sore is known.

Whoever is in power now is not rushing to take the Dayton rice dryer down. Thta is not the old timers fault, is it?

The rice dryer gives Dayton character and is nothing to be ashamed of. It should becelebrated and emphasized. Make a museumout of it.

In regards to the comments about the rice dryer in Dayton, and suggesting that Liberty has a better beautification program. Just drive downtown through Liberty and look at all the empty dilapidated buildings. Liberty is starting to look like the run down ragged town it is. This is the county seat and what do we have, nothing but ugly. Tattoo shops, liquor stores, pawn shops, plenty of Mexican eateries, smoke shops, and empty structures that need to be removed. Liberty has the worst city planners of any city in the state of Texas. We look like Daisetta has for many years. A pig pen town.

In the contest between Liberty and Dayton to improve the looks of the two towns, Dayton has given Liberty too much of a head start to hope to ever catch big "L". If you want to live in a nice looking, well planned city, Mont Belvieu may be your best bet. And your best golf.

Oh yea, the rice dryers are classy and make people want to live here. So much so, we should chain ourselves to them if anyone ever tries to remove them!

Oh, but how we love the big old rice dryer in Dayton. It is not an eyesore, it is majestic. A remembrance of a time and hopefully it stays too close to the railroad to move it. Some wealthy person with nothing else to do could come along and make it into the most fabulous, weird house that it would be on television as one of the strangest houses but it would work. Besides all that, the younger generation, younger generation, love it as they know they are getting close to home when they are coming home from a far trip, they think of it as a welcoming beacon that they are safely home. Maybe we should just put some pretty lights on top of it. People are so mean in this feedback report. People want to complain about what they think of as an eyesore and never mind all the pot holes that are ruining everybody's front ends. Want to complain about something? Figure out how many men it takes to fix a smooth entryway from street to driveway of business, or how to fix a pot hole, or how many stand around while the other two are working, really?

Clarification of two agenda items

Just curious as to why the Dayton City Council would post a "clarification of agenda items" for all to read and consider? It's kinda like somebody fartin' on an elevator and that same person turns around and asks "Who farted?" Something here does smell, indeed.

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Regardless of our feelings about "the road to nowhere" in the city of Liberty, and regardless of who is going to make money, the land is beautiful and it would be a benefit to us all for homes to be built in that area and more taxpayers added to the list of those paying the bills.

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This Supreme Court Justice, Gorsuch, believes like most Texans that the Constitution is not "some inkblot on which litigants may project their hopes and dreams ... but a carefully drafted text judges are charged with applying according to its original public meaning.

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The Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton stole the Democratic Party nomination from, Senator Bernie Sanders will debate, and undoubtedly embarass the Senator some Texans elected, Ted Cruz Tuesday night on CNN.

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I always take up for Dayton if anybody says anything negative about it. It wasn't until I had to get my car worked on did I find out how many pot holes and uneven roads there are in Dayton. Patched and worn out. I always said "Oh, it's just fine! I can drive without hitting any pot holes." So when I returned home to Dayton with a problem with my car that I was going to take back to the shop the following week to get the front end fixed, I realized there was not a street in the City of Dayton that did not have a pot-hole, or some kind of uneven, or rough section connecting one pavement to another and this is within the city limits and right downtown. So, I took up for my hometown in vain because after my experience, I felt like a liar. I never realized how bad our streets were. and are.

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Just in case no one is listening to what's going on in Washington, Donald Trump is proving he is insane. He has threatened Mexico with invasion, is making moves to start a war with Iran, insulted more than one of our allies in diplomatic talks etc. You don't have to be a medical professional to see that the man has an unstable personality, in fact that was evident in his campaign...he is a nut! He is at the helm of the most powerful military in the world, and if he isn't stopped he will push us into a conflict that will have unbelievable devastating results. We need to figure some way to get him out of office, and put the ones who voted him into office on some kind of security watch because they are as goofy as he is, like the owner of the maroon truck with the camper that has signs that say he is proud to be a "deplorable"! What a nut.

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I live in park place apartments. This use to be a place to live. My tires have been slashed. Kids and animals running around, I only see LPD patrol once and awhile. No parents out side with their children. We have a nice park to take children to, I know because I take mine their. It will be a great day when parents will take care of their children again

park place apartment, park place apartments pretty lit yo but sometimes there be people all walking around the dealin' spot with they children and such, don't ya'll people know a drug dealin' spot ain't no place for little kids? I'm ova here tryna make a cool hunnit on some crank and there's little kids runnin' around the swing set....know yo role, park place is OUR place sincerely, Thug Nation

"Thug Nation" I appreciate your time and contribution to the feed back report in reference to Park Place Apartments. It's possible that your post was fake but as a local police officer, I'll take it serious. If you are selling drugs or involved in other criminal activity you will be caught. It may not happen during my shift or by myself but it will happen. I encourage anyone,whether you live in Park Place or just within our city to contact the Liberty Police Department to report suspicious activity. Many of us that work here are from here, live here and have family here. We take pride in serving this city. We took an oath to perform a service and we will strive for excellence. We want a partnership with our citizens to help make our community better. Thank you for your time and stay safe. Sincerely, A local police officer

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Talking about putting American on the "world stage"! Trump certainly did that for sure we are now on the world stage of rage and anger, thanks to him and his fellow neo-nazis people who are in danger of being killed in war torn Muslim countries are now being denied entrance to protection. He has made a mockery of the Statue of Liberty and what it once stood for, thanks to him and his advisers bigotry reigns supreme, hatred and xenophobia are the rule of the day. If we let him continue we will be in a totally fascist state.

Only 7 out of 50 Muslim majority countries are involved for a limited time - exempting 87% of all Muslims from the temporary ban on U.S. entry - an action also taken previously by Presidents Obama and Carter with regard to Iraq and Iran. President Obama designated the 7 affected nations as hotspots of terror and President Trump used his designations.

To the commentator talking about the uneducated racists in Liberty -- To the real point, I don't know (nor do I care) how many attended Trump's inauguration. But I can tell you exactly how many people attended Hillary Clinton's inauguration. And that's the only number that matters.

Libertarian Party Growing In Texas

While it seems like a good thing for Constitutionalists, the only beneficiary of a libertarian party in Liberty county will be the Democrats. they are hopeless without a third party to possibly take votes from Republicans.

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Why is it when Democrats banned people it was OK but Republicans do it it's racist. Can someone answer this please?

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Well better post this before Trump makes it illegal. He has now signed an order to ban people based on their religion and has openly said that he is going to give Christians priority in entering the country, and Muslims are going to be detained and in some instances completely denied entrance. This man is a fascist racist bigot. Those of you out there who profess being his supporters need to recognize your complicity in electing this neo-Nazi and why you did so. In my opinion if you supported him then what he said in his campaign you found nothing to disagree with and what he is now doing you are on board with, which makes you one of his "willing executioners" as they say about the ordinary Germans in the 30's and 40's.

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Hearing that Paul Henry is retiring from First Liberty National bank is sad to many of us. His warm smile and friendly greeting was always welcomed wherever he was met.

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Did any of you catch the news item on KHOU about Liberty being Trump country? The interviews with the locals explaining why they supported Trump and why? If ever there was proof for validating the mass ignorance of this town it was that news item. One veteran talking about the use of war as a fix it for problems, what do you expect from a vet? The post menopausal women braying on about what and who made this country, showing they have no idea what so ever about the History of this nation, only what floats around in their vapid little brains as fact. Yes living in Liberty does has its strange social makeups, undereducated racist larvae spewing their mistaken ideas like Gospel, and voting for a man who is so unqualified for the job, that he is a hero to same.

To the commentator talking about the uneducated racists in Liberty who voted for Donald Trump. My self and my three daughters have 2 college degrees each and all are hard working tax paying citizens. We voted for Trump. Race had nothing to do with it. We are simply tired of paying our way through college just to work 60 hours a week and have a very large percentage of that money taken away by the liberal government to give to the people that want to call us racist for wanting to keep our hard earned money. Nothing else - just that. If you think race has something to do with it then maybe you are the racist because we never once thought of skin color, religion, sexual orientation or ethnicity when we decided to vote for someone who wants to put the American citizens first and also to put America first on the world stage.

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I love my school board but why in the worldwould we hire Larry Haynes to coach here again. he must be very well connected with Hardin decisionmakers, but the rest of us did not appreciate him spending all that money on a 2a football field having grass turf when other school are ignored. He is a great salesmanand a okay coach, but we could have done much better. He must have whistled and said he wanted back here before retiring and some fools responded.

To the Hardin ISD schoolboard lover/critic. Twothings: #1 Football reigns #2 Haynes wins!

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Saturday, the City of Dayton lost a wonderful and kind man, Mr. Boyd Arnold. Not many men can live and do business in a community so small without a negative word uttered about them, but Boyd was one of those Men. I have lost a Dear Friend and Dayton, Texas has lost a Great Citizen. My last handshake and big small was a few days ago, but I will never forget it. May God Bless and Keep Him and I know his final destination will be Heaven.

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I am a retired high school English teacher. Since my husband is a constable and does the funeral escorts in Anahuac and surrounding areas, I sometimes read the obituaries for funeral and graveside times. I have noticed many, many mechanical and grammatical errors in these obituaries. I'm assuming that the funeral homes are responsible for the compositions, so if you could pass my email address along to them, I would be more than glad to proofread the obits before they go to print, for free. Thanks!

To the English teacher, about the obituary section. I have noticed this for quite a while. There is one funeral home in particular, that never spells the words correctly. My friend and sister was so worried that people reading it would think the family wrote it wrong . She made them let her proof read everything. I'm in a hurry and I know that my grammar isn't excellent on this note but maybe they will at least hit the spell check button.

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Gene Cernan, "The Last Man On The Moon," has died. Cernan, a friend, embodied all of "The Right Stuff" that made the U.S. space program such a historically significant success, and none of the celebrity nonsense that occasionally blighted the program. Few know that he and a good-old-boy partner once ran longhorns in North Liberty and South San Jacinto Counties. I think Gene was much more comfortable in muddy boots than in the suits his life forced him to wear. I had the good pleasure of observing Cernan at major social events. He would invariably wander away from the big shots and turn his attention to little boys. With a lap full of boys, often his grandsons, he would pass on the legendary stories of the space program. Glistening with the stories he told, I'd like to think that those boys' wide and brightened eyes are Gene's greatest legacy. Bordering on bitterness, Cernan lamented the effective abandonment of the space program. With giants like Cernan gone, the great successes of the U.S. space program are decades old, and even the physical accomplishments are rusting memories. Cernan believed that our government made a grave error by not continuing to push the envelope beyond the moon and out into space. Godspeed Gene Cernan.

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I caught Trump's news conference what a train wreck! He makes no sense, he's redundant, vindictive and doesn't have a clue as to what he is supposed to be doing. I also see at the city library a maroon truck with a camper on it displaying a "proud to be a deplorable" sign on it's window or something to that effect. I can't bring myself to understand what kind of person displays such idiotic crap so proudly. Thanks to morons like that guy who owns that truck and others of that ilk we now have the most unqualified person ever to take over the leadership of the Nation. This is the direct result of the failure of our education system. Now we cultivate citizens who are being educated for nothing more than how to make a buck. Liberal Arts are no longer emphasized, reading is mocked, and a simplistic attitude toward life has taken precedent. Television sit-coms and shows about zombies and media celebrities who are constantly being sued for sex crimes and then are allowed to keep their jobs in spite of their behavior are held up for adulation, like Fox's Bill O'Reilly. The chickens have come home to roost as one social critic once said, when movies like Abraham Lincoln Vampire Killer is a popular movie among people something isn't right. Maybe it should be said that the "idiots have come home to roost".

It is going to be a long sad eight years for the person who wrote the comment admitting he "did not understand" President-Elect Trump!

To the butthurt Dim that watched Trump's news conference. I hope you're OK, we don't need our special perpetual victims to be in distress. That mean ol' Trump, shame on him.I can recommend a hot cocoa recipe if you'd like, a warm blanket, some tissue and maybe a puppy will pull you through this stressful time.

Feedback Reply - Watched Trump's news conference.: You lost, no amount of whining or crying by you and your liberal, left-winger RINO or Democratic Crowd Will Change That! MAN-UP or Shut Up.

To the poster who thinks that we liberals lost the election and need to "man up" and stop whining, hey for your information the Nation is the looser in the election. This idiot that has been elected doesn't have a clue as to what to do, every time he opens his mouth or should I say tweets his opinion on anything it's like watching a special needs person try and express himself. But that is only half the problem here, Trump is obviously not qualified to be president, that is a given, the other side of the coin is the ones who support and supported him into office. These are known as deplorables, undereducated conspiracy theorists who have finally risen above their status in the country. They have betrayed their own ignorance. I used to be able to detect the education of some one by their vocabulary, now it is much easier to tell if someone is intelligent or not I just ask them who they voted for and when they say "Trump" their IQ in my opinion drops to the various stages of imbecile 0-50 means idiot, and 51-70 means moron. Trump supporters, hog hunters, gun worshipers, confederate flag lovers, and others of that ilk all fall in there somewhere.

"Hog hunters" equals low I.Q.? If that fact was queried in one form or another on the IQ test I must have missed it.

Americans only laugh at you liberals. You claim to be intellectual superior. Liberals have destroyed Europe, liberals have destroyed South America. Now, you intellectually superior liberals want to destroy America. It's not going to happen. You are the dumbest people on the earth.As far as conspiracy theories go,it was your queen Hillary Clinton that brought up Obama's birth. Now, it's the Russians fault. Lol.Liberal democrats haven't been this mad since Republicans outlawed slavery

You can always depend on hog hunting conservatives to manifest their limited intellect by making outlandish statements without any basis of fact. They live by what they hear on AM radio or Drudge report or what Alex Jones says as gospel truth. The country is now in the hands of the biggest idiot ever, and the deplorables put him there because they too haven't a clue about what's going on, so they elected a man who is just one step above Curly Fine of the Three Stooges.

President Trump may be many things,but an idiot? I don't think so. As for hog hunters, people that do not depend on others but take responsibility to remove destructive animals and then use the meat to feed their family ...... salute!

I cannot begin to imagine how dominated by stereotypes one must be to use the phrase "hog hunting conservatives."

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I am usually proud of my community. Liberty County is a great place to live, however, yesterday I was especially proud of my friends and neighbors. The flags placed in honor of Lucas Lowe, the people who lined the streets to show their love and respect, the people who traveled from all across Southeast Texas and beyond to be a part of the services....it was heart stopping and awe inspiring and I would like to say thank you......Thank you to all who helped, putting up the flags and then taking them down, directing the traffic, helping out at the church.....it was to say the least a monumental task and it went as smooth as anyone could have hoped. I know the community will continue to help and support his young widow and his soon to be born twins. Thanks Liberty County!

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When you go out to eat, how do you like it when you are eating your meal and someone comes over and starts a conversation. "YOU DON"T". I'm a law officer and we get hungry like everybody else. We have a limited time to eat. Anytime we may get a call and have to leave without finishing our meal. I do appreciate it that you like police officers, but like everybody else we like a break where we can sit and not be bothered by the radio, phone, or questions from people. I hope you all don't take this the wrong way, just think about it.

"I hope you all don't take this the wrong way, just think about it." They way things are going in the world today, be glad people want to talk to you because you were the badge. They want to thank you for risking your life for theirs. Think about it.

To the Officer complaining about being bothered by your radio,telephone or the public who you occasionally are required to interact with, maybe you should take a look at your job description. I'm sure it states in at least one place that you are required to use the radio and telephone to communicate with dispatch and the public. I'm also sure it states that you are required to interact with the public in a professional manner. Having more than 20 years experience myself I don't mind telling you to suck it up and deal with it. If you don't want people talking to you while you eat then stay in your car or eat at the station. I will say I never enjoyed being interrupted either but it is part of the job. I stopped counting how many meals I got up and walked away from or threw away because "duty" called. You should also feel lucky if you are actually allowed a lunch break. Not all departments allow a lunch and not all are required to give lunch breaks since you are free to eat at any time during your shift. You chose to become a Police Officer which means you chose to put yourself in the position to be "bothered." Maybe you should go have this conversation with your Chief or Sheriff, I'm sure they will be very understanding of your problem. If you think it is wise to not talk with your boss about it then maybe you should start thinking about a new career. You will be "bothered" many times in the coming years by the people you took an oath to serve. I look forward to your response.

To respond to your comment about not being bother while I'm eating. Of course a couple took it WRONG. I don't mine talking to people it's my job, I just don't want to stop and carry on a conversation while I'm eating. I do appreciate when people thank me for what I do and I do treat people with respect,like I was raised too. As for the 20 year officer, get off your soap box. I bet when somebody ask you how your doing it take you 10 minute to tell them. Here an Idea next time your in a restaurant go sit down at somebody's table that you don't even know and start talking. I bet that will go over great. Do this hold up three fingers on one hand and read between the lines.

I'm also an officer with over 20 years experience. I too have dealt with the problem of citizens standing at my table too long while I'm eating. Unfortunately, not everyone was raised with the same manners as me. So how do I deal with it? I let them talk for a couple minutes. If they don't get the hint, I'll put my fork in my hand. If that doesn't work, I'll take a bite of my food. If they still don't get the hint, I'll go ahead and start eating. There's been several occasions where my partners and I finished a whole meal with a chatty citizen still standing there. Not much you can do about it. If they aren't swift enough to catch the hint(s), they can just stand there and watch while you keep shovelling down your grub.

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Interesting reading on the Liberty County Sheriff's office Facebook page. It's comical to read at times to believe all the BS that is written. The Interdiction Team made 14 arrest in 3 day period all on drug charges. That sure seems like a lot of Interdiction's in that short period of a time without a few of them being set ups. I am not supporting the drug dealers or criminals but I sure hope I am not caught up in one of these things wrong place at the wrong time deals.

Woman Shot by Boyfriend at Motel

Shooting at the Deluxe Inn - sounds like a romantic evening to me.

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Liberty County Hospital District Board President Bruce Stratton shamelessly announced the continuation of his controlover hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars when his good ole boy buddy Liberty Attorney Ed Pickett was sworn in. Very few people voted in their first attempt to establish this taxpayer sham and they lost so they redrew the lines and caught voters off guard and passed what has become a very lucrative district that they have controlled since its existence. Bruce Stratton's legacy!

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thank you for calling out cad official,mayor. He learned from the pro. Allan (little D ) Conner and his family and friends have pulled this crap for years. All tax sales should HAVE to be sold on courthouse steps to high bidder and not to insiders or friends.

After reading the article about the Dayton property up for sale that Dayton Mayor Jeff Lambright has bid on, I hear the words, “Quid Pro Quo”! When you read the article and you know about what is being pointed out, then you see why “Quid Pro Quo” is so appropriate for this local issue. The phrase only being used on the national stage is because of number of Dollar Signs associated with it, but it can also be associated with a small town and county, like Dayton, Liberty County, Texas. Read about Mike Fielder’s many connections to Dayton, Texas and Liberty County and it behooves him to make a deal and sell it to Mayor Jeff Lambright as a favor to an elected official in Dayton, Texas and with his position at Liberty County Appraisal District. The definition of “Quid Pro Quo” is “Something given or received for something else.” according to Merriam Webster’s Dictionary. The property is valued at $100,000+ and if there is a structure then worth could be more and Mayor Lambright is offering only 20% of it to Fielder, in behalf of Liberty County. Remember Mayor Lambright knows all about the property because of his position with county appraisal district and the Mayor’s Father lives close to the property. In fact, the Mayor’s wonderful Grandmother lived close to the property before her death. Ms. Jackie Lambright, the Grandmother bought property in Dayton, Texas for years, amassing much property to use as rentals. Knowing Ms. Lambright, you knew she drove a tough bargain and was a shrewd businessperson, but I never thought of the term, “Quid Pro Quo”. I do think of it in this “deal” between Mayor Lambright and Attorney Mike Fielder, both innocent I am sure or am I. County Judge Jay Knight and Commissioners please review this “Quid Pro Quo” deal and decline the offer. Please, do not soil your hands and your responsibility to the “Tax Payers” of Liberty County, by accepting the deal presented to you by Attorney Mike Fielder at the next Commissioner’s Court. It does not pass the smell test…does it?

It is just sad that we put people in charge and they take no actions to make Dayton a better town but they use their office to better themselves. I think it is time to put someone in office that has the town and people that live here top priority. I see so much lacking in this town. The people in this town need things going on especially the kids to keep them out of trouble. I pay taxes for the community center to sit there with nothing being done with it. It is a shame we have to drive to Crosby to have something to do. There are a lot of families moving here and we need to step up and take care of business. If our MAYOR is doing this what else is he doing? obviously he is more worried about himself than the position he took to make this a better community.

I have confidence in Judge Knight as well as the County Commisioners,this bid should in my opinion be rejected. If there was ever a conflict of interest this one stinks to high heaven. Dayton and Liberty County have put our trust and votes in this group of public servants.

As a Citizen of Dayton I feel we the tax payers need to consider a recall on this Mayor. He has stepped over the line.

A mayor and works for the tax office? This is totally wrong. Now he trying to pad his pockets

To those complaining about Jeff Lambright's tax property bid, you need to understand how it works before you run your mouths. When a property gets behind on taxes, a lawsuit is filed. The owners then have months to years to pay the taxes or make a payment arrangement with the tax office. If nothing is done then it finally goes to court and a judgement is placed and it is set for tax auction, usually 3-6 months from the date of judgement. The owner has until the morning of that auction to pay the taxes. Then there is an auction on the courthouse steps. They are the first Tuesday of every month and advertised in the paper and online. They are open to the public. If no one bids on the property at the live auction, then it goes to the trust property list, which again anyone can pick up at the tax office or view online. There are hundreds, maybe thousands of properties on that list. You can make a bid on the properties on that list at any time through the delinquent tax attorneys. Then that bid goes to all the taxing entities who have to approve it. So, I agree it may not be the best judgement on Jeff Lambright's part as mayor, but this isn't some underhanded deal. This property has had many months/years to be claimed by the owners and then was placed up for bid at a public auction with no bidders. Furthermore, anyone has had the opprtunity to bid on it once it was placed on the trust property list....just ask Wes Hinch, he's been buying property like this for years, even as county attorney.

We elected him, lets unelect him. Totally ashamed of this Mayor.

Self-Dealing By Public Servants: Good article Allen, this smells pretty bad. The word collusion comes to mind. How much back taxes are owed? The difference between the amount owed with all the fines and attorney fees and the actual bid price, if over, that amount goes to the previous owner when sold, figuratively on the courthouse steps where the actual bidding takes place starting with the amount owed as the minimum bid. If that does not happen then the three entities school(2/3), city and county(1/3) can foreclose(take ownership) of the property and bid it out for possibly less than is owed, but all this usually takes a long period of time (years).The previous owner also has a certain amount of time to pay the taxes plus 25% depending if it is residential or commercial. Ole Clarence Martin loved to do this at the First Liberty National Bank. The Mr. Potter's in the Christmas movie "It's A Wonderful Life". They should all be fired the next election.

I don't think that public servants should be allowed to bid on tax sales. They have too much information beforehand.

Self Dealing by Public Servants: Appreciate you bringing this to the attention of the public. A similar instance occurred several years ago when a district judge bought bought foreclosed property for a song and now it is worth several million dollars. It was never made public. It is not unusual for public officials to use their office for personal gain. In fact it would be unusual for someone not to do it.

Lambright, Wisegerber, Alan Connor. All Dayton buddies. All on the CAD. This CAD "public service"needs to be spread sround. Some of tehse people have "served" for over a decade. These people have a great deal of power and a great position to have insight into real estae bargains. Don't tempt people by giving them more than a couple of two year terms!

This is totally wrong what this Mayor is attempting to do. He needs to go.

He's padding his pockets off the backs of the tax payers due to the positions he holds. This needs to be stopped and he needs to be removed.

Self-Dealing by Public Servants : Very interesting situation here for sure. Insider trading info for sure at the least. Sounds like someone is getting railroaded. This sounds like another Buddy Alder deal to me. This county is swarming with crooked politicians and officials.

Thanks to the story you printed the county,city of Dayton and Dayton ISD will not be getting the back taxes owed to them. The commissioner court rejected the bid from Mr. Lambright. This was a straight up fair deal. Everything had been posted and anyone could have bid on this. He made a full offer for over what was owed the county was very wrong by not accepting his bid and now I hope he files suit on the county. This is not fair. There is a bunch of cry babies that don't many anyone to be successful.

I think the County did the right thing. If they feel that the property will bring more money for us tax payers so be it. As for Lambright he should be ashamed of his self. As an Elected Official attempting to profit off the back of us tax payers is beyond belief.

I agree with the rest of the people this Dayton Mayor should be ashamed of his self. Come voting time I WILL let my two cents worth be known.

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Liberty City Officials, please quit wasting money mulching the Crepe Myrtles in the river bottom. It only attracts ants, termites and other insects. It also covers the base bark which is not good for them. If you want to see a Crepe myrtle that has never been mulched, look in front of City Hall. That tree has to be at least 50 years old and looks great. It was in front of the old auditorium before it was torn down. It cost a lot of money to mulch all those trees and the contractor only add to the existing mulch instead of replacing. Then they knock it back down when they mowe. Let's not try to keep up with Dayton and waste our money. Thanks

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Donald Trump starts running the world in two weeks. Experts suggest traveling as little as possible and keep small children and pets inside.

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Ernest Bailes, a dairy farmer and livestock breeder from San Jacinto County will take the state house of representatives seat being vacated with the retirement of Dayton’s John Otto. Bailes is a suspected Democrat plant in the Republican party and is thought to be a product of the teacher's union. He has said "education" was a big issue he wanted to addressWhy do I feel big government "solutions" will continue to emanate for our seat at the state house. God help us all.

Bailes - I do not know Mr. Bailes, but I do know that he is not a plant of any teachers union. Teachers unions are illegal in Texas; they do not exist here. The poster has been drinking way too much Alt Right Kool Aid.

Is it true State Representative Earnest Bailes is working on the Dayton ISD problem? Is he trying to change the ratings we were given or change the entire rating system?

Bailes, like many teachers in Texas (who are also voters by the way), will follow the teacher labor union directives. He will fight any competition with public education despite the benefits and lifeline to inner city kids. He will fight any way of effectively grading teachers and making them vulnerable to the idea of doing a good job or getting a new job. Essentially, he will be the Democrat bodyguard for the status quo in education.

Bailes was elected because the party had so much infighting that one group would rather elect a Democrat than someone tied closer to the other side. The group that was not close to Bailes Republican opponent in the primary pushed their friends to vote Bailes using whatever means necessary. Republicans are ripe to be beaten around here!

Why all the negativity toward the new State Representative before he serves? When John Otto decided not to run again some people immediately started to be negative about both candidates running to take his place. Pleasegive himthe couteousy those who started off opposing Otto gave him.

Ernest Bailes got elected because there were no better choices. Strahan may have made into the runoff, but not because Liberty County supported him. Strahan could never win in his home county because we all know his history. Folks around here know a carpet bagger when they see one. Plus Strahan ran a very ugly campaign and he turned off a lot of people on his candidacy.

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The beautiful new Liberty curved road taxpayers paid to pave along a much longer more expensive path from the bypass to Lakeland Drive makes no sense except to increase the property values of the adjacent owners. A direct connecting road from the bypass to Grand would have saved hundreds of thousands of dollars taxpayers.

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I've heard a rumor LT's Garbage Service has purchased property in the Eastgate Community for a garbage dump. Can anybody confirm this and if so why isn't it in the local papers? This needs to be fought they can continue taking it wherever they go now we don't need a huge stinking land field contaminating our drinking water in Liberty County.

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I hope the next mayor Liberty elects will promote pictures of some really nice Christmas decorations that focus on what the season is all about and ask for public support to purchase them. The current Mayor is too politically correct even though the majority of people here would love to have better decorations.

Now there is an optimistic thought - "the next since mayor". Liberty has been run by the same few families for longer than most of us have been alive. IF they do not want to focus on Jesus in the city's exhibition of Christmas spirit, then it isonly hope,not experience that would think it would be otherwise.

I was reading the two posts about the lack of decent xmas decorations and how the Mayor is getting the blame, and how the City missed the real reason of Christmas. Let's be real about this, Walmart started setting up for xmas in October, I didn't see any protests then, the local media encourages the citizens to "shop locally" I have yet to see any of the City Council or any other high profile City or County officials shopping in any of the stores I attend...none! Christmas is lost in the translation, the message of xmas has become a sentimental expression of some kind of "family" ideal that is so far from the intent of the Scripture message that to recover it would take more courage that can be mustered.

I have seen at least two city council people shopping locally in the last few days, but I agree shopping locally is a type of loyalty to the community lost by too many. As for the Christmas message and the courage it would take to lead on pushing for the community to make it clear and evident, people should not take leadership positions if they do not intend to lead. The problem is the current mayor is leading us right where he wants us to go - "happy holidays" rather than "thank you Lord for sending Your Son". Being a mayor in a small town like Liberty is not something most people would accept if given to them without a political race and with short periods of exception this lack of interest has caused the same little group to continue to direct the direction and philosophy of governing for too long. I haven't thought much about it but the Christmas decorations are a perfect symbol of the one area of the results of their "leadership". Too bad.

Ain't no "Bah Humbug" Mayor gonna steal the joy of celebrating Christmas from me and my family but you right, Scrooge's decorations do throw a wet blanket and a Maryless effort on the city's wishing everybody a merry Christmas.

Every year the church crowd complains about the way the city dresses upthe town for the holidays. Enough already!

All the critics of the Mayor of Liberty over the year should make a New Year's Resolution to focus on one amongst them to dedicate themselves to run for Mayor. I amalmost sure Mayor Pickett would welcome a competent successor.But you won't run. Your friends won't run.You are just a complainer not a problem solver.

Please leave the Picketts alone. They receive no criticism and behave as they wish. Their "we were here first" attitude is a hidden ace in the hole that leaves them declaring to themselves that they should continue to collect taxpayer money and spend it as they wish for their own idea of community "development".We are but bit players in their world.

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We need to get a little Christmas cheer feedback going. Here's the ultimate question(s). Male version - Leggos, or G.I. Joes under the tree? Female version - Barbies, or whatever?

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Like a drone in a big ant hill full of other drones, John Otto is working hard these days to cut all areas of Texas state government spending 4%. Really? Will this heretofore moderate lawmaker who has always been elected by voters who preferred himover conservative challengers - will he really do the bidding of our ultra nutwig conservative Governor? Or will he represent us here at home and stop the Draconian cuts made at a time when we need more money rather tahn less.

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Central Baptist Church Daisetta Texas will have a "LIVE NATIVITY" On Dec. 21, 2016 beginning at 6:00 P.M. Please come by and enjoy the reading of the birth of Christ and some beautiful Christmas music.

Former Police Officer Arrested for Theft

For Feedback Former Police Officer Arrested for Theft LIBERTY, December 9, 2016 – Bad Cops Make Worse Criminals, end of Feedback.

Barbie Skarpa, what the hell is wrong with you???

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People who have not been thrilled with the quality of our local attorneys over the years are really going to be disappointed when they have to hire any of these newcomers. Liberty County has some of the most pathetic young attorneys in east Texas in my opinion and it makes me worry about a decline in the quality we will have in our courts ten years from now.

I see where out of the blue someone made a comment about local attorneys. All I can say is this generation is not very mature and they are full of themselves. Sounds like they all could be attorneys!

Don't know whois being talked about here, but one young attorney's head is so big i do not know how he gets out of his house to go to work. And his arrogance is based on what?

Repeat Offender to Appear in Chambers County Courtroom

60% of the repeat offenders Jail Free Time Is The Direct Fault Of the Lazy District Attorneys and Judges not doing their jobs. They keep putting this person back on the street. Maybe Giving Their Public Defender Attorney Friends Extra Income ?

Two Deputies Injured In Assault

Feedback report, Questions: Two Liberty Co. Sheriff’s Deputies Injured in Assault: - Were the Sheriff’s Deputies Working Second Jobs as Traffic Control for The Mont Belvieu Refineries? As this Is a Parking lot, not construction site and is Within the City of Dayton, Why Were Liberty Sheriff’s Working the Parking Lot Exit Site (not intersection) Instead of City of Dayton PD? Who Pays Medical Cost City, County or The Refineries? Is Anyone Allowed to Hire Uniformed Officers to Stop or Divert Traffic on State Hwys Or County & City Roads and Hwys. If So Are Sworn Officers Required or Can You Employee Anyone with A Uniform?

What is you have against Local Law Enforcement working Extra Jobs? These folks do a Thankless job for some of the lowest pay levels in the state. When we tried, many years ago, to get raises, one of our Commissioners stated that we should learn to live within our means. Just remember, they aren't trying to get rich, maybe they are just trying to buy groceries higher than the Ramen Noodle Level.

To this commenter trying to defend the LC Deputies who were injured in an arrest of a person, please hear this point. Facts: 1) They are wearing uniforms paid for by Liberty County. 2) They are driving very nice SUV's paid for by the county 3) They are paid for their service (job) by Liberty County 4) Gasoline for the SUV's paid for by Liberty County. Therefore, they are using their Body's and their Peace Officers License to work very good paid extra jobs in the county. So, your point is their low pay, they are not indentured servants to Liberty County and are free to quit and move on to Harris County law enforcement agencies at higher pay or hire on with the Texas DPS or change professions. You talk to them they stay in Liberty County because of “low workload and loose supervision“, which equates to less activity and examination of finished product. Why do they stay for low wages? The reason is obvious. Making more money is about of workload and more supervision for you to produce better product. The DPS really pays well now, but last large group that tried to go to DPS from Liberty County washed out of the academy because of poor performance and excuses of being away from family. How many men in Liberty County, live here but work out of town/state to make more money in most fields. These are adults, who want Houston Police Department/ TDPS pay/benefits, but are not willing to do the work demanded by higher paying jobs. Ramen noodles, no way, everyday they work in Liberty County, they eat out and a bottom line of a meal in a café is $6+, many people cannot afford meals out. No Chains, feel free to leave any day, no one will stop you. Driving a New SUV Patrol Car home to Fort Bend County is a luxury, but they do it daily. Poor Pitiful Me sounds good; I guess I never could sing it to feed my family.

I haven't been here for a few weeks but I see the people are still complaining even toward Christmas. You elect these people to positions they are in, so stop complaining. I know some judges and attorneys that are very good but I also know that some are there because of their name, not their expertise. The County Sheriff's people have been doing a grand job at taking care of people not only leaving their jobs but for the people going to college and other places on the way to Baytown. Two deputies got severely hurt. I think anybody that is part of a police force in this day with all the bad things happening surely don't get paid enough to die for us. We should support our police force. They are dedicated men. You, who always condemning and complaining, put yourself out there in their place, until you do, shut the heck up. Merry Christmas to all people out there, our officers, these people complaining and everybody else. Surely, you know that it takes more energy to make a frown than a smile. Surely, you have not lost anybody in the wink of an eye, or you would realize every minute you are alive and breathing, you could make a difference in someone's life instead of bashing everybody. Be the good in the world, show compassion, because don't you know karma is a b........!

I can see from the last time I spoke up for the officers helping the traffic on South 146 on the way to Mont Belvieu. That would be the county's responsibility, not the City of Dayton, but it is within the county's line. It is so close to Christmas and yet you live here complaining about who and what does what, when you take every minute of your life nitpicking and judging, instead of living life in enjoyment. We are not promised tomorrow, so why don't you act like it is your last day, take time to help another and clean out your system of complaints, I would bet if you gave to another, your soul would be stirred. It takes much more energy to frown than to smile. Whoever is so ugly on this page, does not seem to realize how fragile life is. I am not saying I think everything has always been fair in Liberty County.But in this day, would you want your child to be a police officer, with all the recklessness going on? These people help protect us, with their lives. What are you doing? I have heard people say they would like to be a police officer but not now, because of all the officers getting killed or injured behind ignorance. Think about the children that will be adults in this world as it is. The older people will pass on, but our children will have to live with all the elects you have made, with people whose opinions are as slanted and narrow minded as yours. That will not be a very pleasant atmosphere for the children of this world. The kids today are so much smarter than back in the days, more education, and as I have seen more values and standards, than any of us had. They will make this world better if they don't get killed by all the bigotry in small towns.

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Just an FYI and some fun for anyone in the mood... I played along with the (202) number that KEEPS calling and wont remove anyone from the call list, United States Treasury (as they refer to themselves) The number to call is (646)653-0359. Call it!!! Its Hilarious if you tell them you are just calling to waste their time like they are wasting yours, try to order pizza, tell them your problems, or that you are looking for someone to mow your yard! Tell them Yennifer Barker gave you the number! Eventually they will tell you "Stop waste my time you no good mudda pucka", correct their broken English, say Merry Christmas, hang up and call back! Its comical!!! Happy Calling and you are welcome, -Jennifer Parker

Oil Well Blow Out Injures Four

Well explosion. There is a lot of misinformation in this article!

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I would like to thank the guy at A-1 Liberty County Plumbing who came out to Ameswood subdivision in Ames.They done an awesome job unclogging a major drain issue.

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This next year I am excited about Ernest Bales being our new state representative. While it is true he lives a great deal further away than the last two state representatives we have had, I am assured by Paul Newton he will not be anything embarassing like Ted Cruz or Greg Abbott. We need balance. This far right stuff around here is a bunch of crap.

I am sick of people like Paul Newton misleading their friends to vote for people like this Bailes character. Four years ago Bailes would have been likely to run as a Democrat. Newton may want to trigger a civil war within the Republican party around here. the voters will lose that war and that may be fine with this weasel.

Representative Bailes is far from being a weasel. His views were much more liberal and Democrat-like than his looney primary opponent's but Liberty County is only a few years from being a 100% Democrat county. So calling him a "Democrat" is not viewed as that bad. Mr. Newton laughs his ass off everytime he thinks about the strategy of calling Bailes a Democrat because he knows it got his friend votes.

I know that this is a wild-west, no-holds-barred Internet sight, but calling Paul Newton a civil-war party revolutionary is way over the line into aluminum-foil hats, black-helicopters, and Big-Foot (oops, I think I believe in those) territory. I'll speak up for my friend Paul. He's just a shiny-headed good old boy with a tech knack.

I must have misunderstood the post about Paul Newton. I did not see anything ugly or negative. I read where he was on the losing side of the inner party struggle that Republicans just went through and the reason was between the other people (described as conservatives) and Paul's group (described as more liberal), activists overwhelmingly preferred the conservatives. Except for the state rep race that Paul helped in. I am a Paul fan and think it is a feather in his cap to have helped elect someone that is not in lockstep with the current republicans. But who knows, maybe Paul and those of us who like his way of thinking are on a different planet!

Paul Newton a civil-war party revolutionary? I guess he could be, but if he is he is in these meetings with no allies. He is more like the last remaining tick after the dog has had a nice bath.

I have only one disagreement with Paul Newton and many with those that criticize him. First among ways I agree with Paul - though there was only a handful of us at even the largest meetings, we are moderate Republicans, not liberal. Like Paul, I did not like the undermining of the leadership within the local party that I have seen for a year and a half. Of the handful of moderates in the party that were coming to meetings, there were enough among decision makers to easily run the party the way we wanted them to. My area of disagreement has been, and it looks like will continue to be, he should NOT undermine the newly elected leadership. True, it was done to the last chairman, but that does not make it right now. Besides, it is obvious to me, moderates and supporters of the last group of leaders, are no where near in the majority. All that will be accomplished is helping Democrats.

It is not worth considering what Paul Newton thinks about politics. Anyone basing their vote on information from Newton is being duped.

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To reply to the Chickens Come Home to Roost... AND the person who insinuated that Brenda McManus Jones, or anyone close to her had written anything negative about Mrs. Brown is preposterous! Unlike the flirtatious Jezebel Brown (to put it nicely), Mrs. McManus is a TRUE Christian lady. She represents and carries herself with the same high standards that were set many years ago by her mother FORMER district clerk Joy McManus. Brown has turned the clerks office into a laughinging stock with the way she dresses and umhum . . . carries on with court officials! It is obvious that she does not fulfill her obligations of her job with morality and professionalism. Too bad the "Good Ole Boys" of Liberty county were more interested in chasing "tail" than restoring honor and integrity to this office when they elected her. Now Liberty County will once again be in the news. Karma, I'd say!

Competent Donn Brown....you sound about as competent as her, thinking District Clerk's job revolves around her appearance.

Donna don't worry about these people their just jealous. You look great keep up the good job and please don't dress like most of these ladies in Liberty County.

I almost retched when I read the post about the "good Christian" McManus women. I know of one woman who worked under Joy K and she tells the story about how she took a disliking to an African American woman employee she had and couldn't find a reason to fire her so she went around to the other girls in the office and suggested that they make it hard on this girl so she would get discouraged and quit her job. Yeah good Christian woman my ass.

Hey Donna. Stop writing or getting others to write things about former clerks or their families. This is typical when faults are found during an audit. Blame someone else. We have gone from who wrote what, to religious beliefs, then racist issues. Are you kidding me? The findings of the audit will not change no matter how much you write about others. What I will say is if your going to write about others get your facts straight. Like names, who worked for who, what their race were. Maybe you should get on the audit person and their family too. But First and foremost get your ASS to fixing those audit findings.

Joy K and Donna are both fine people. Just fix the problems the audit found and be nice.

In reference to Chickens come to Roost: Donna Brown's office staff is like one big happy :) family then why is her turnover greater than any of the other previous District clerks? I believe she has only 2 of the previous clerks still working in her office that were working for Ms. Gilmore. She thinks her big brown eyes and phoney smile will get her anything she wants but she should remember the Janet Harrelson situation cause the higher ups will drop her in the frying pan or throw her under the bus before they take the fall for her. And Donna Brown, WHAT'S UP with all that plastered on makeup and too young for her age clothes???? I'm sure she keeps the cosmetic companies in business.. DONNA BROWN ........ YOU CAN'T FIX STUPID!!!! ............................................... RUMOR HAS IT..... County Judge Fiddling Jay Knight sent out donation request letters to County Vendors in order to fund the Liberty County Employee Christmas Health & Safety Celebration Luncheon. (I'm sure Donna Brown had her hand in this) All of us County employee's want is a raise not another damn party!!!

Ya dam fool they gave us a five percent pay raise last year and we aint had one in over six years. I believe they are at least trying.

It sounds like someone is consumed with Donna brown's looks and any advantage she may gain by her appearance. Is this like high school or what?

No we the voting public are not concerned with Donna Browns looks. We are concerned about her doing her job which it appears she is not capable doing. All indicators are that she is incompetent

New Offices Planed for County

I hope a traffic study is mandated. If not the traffic is going to be a nightmare at 8am and 5pm when the City Service Center across the street and the courthouse all hit the road at one time.

I wish Liberty County would use the assets they already have rather than ask the taxpayer to purchase more. The old county jail sits on a beautiful, well located piece of property. Use it!

Why doesn't the County use their old WalMart building instead of buying a new shopping center? That would be a better fit plus it wasn't under ten feet of water in '94.

They say that ignorance is bliss! To the commenter that still believes that Liberty County still owns the "old Walmart", your life must be blissful!! That building does not belong to Liberty County, "Henny Penny, the sky is falling..." Thanks for the smile!!

It is very good to have a Pro-Active & Progressive County Judge in Liberty County. The idea of purchasing the old HEB building and moving County Departments to it has been kicked around before, but County Judge Jay Knight and the current Commissioner's Court can take the idea across the finish line. By using the old Wal-Mart bldg. funds to buy the property and do the construction cost is very sound thinking by County Judge Knight. Also, selling property on Palmer and COS Streets and stop the leasing buildings will squash monthly expenditures of the county. The monthly lease payments alone are about $38,000 each month and will save $450K each year in the county coffers. It is hard to realize what County Judge Knight has done for this county’s tax payers in 2 short years. Thanks, also to County Commissioners for acting in totality for Liberty County, helping the citizens they represent and how their tax dollars are spent for Liberty County. Good Job!

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I was deeply saddened to hear of Doug Hanel's passing. What a giant of a man he was. He embodied community spirit more than anyone I have ever known. His countless hours of donated time visiting those less fortunate and bringing a smile to everyone he touched is just not seen anymore. To Doug, it was always about his fellow man. Always, what could he do to help, support or otherwise brighten their day. I know firsthand the joy he brought to our family each and every year at this holiday time. He made memories with my family that will last a lifetime and for generations to come. He served his community well and we will all feel his loss especially at this time of the year. I know my family will definitely miss his "visits" to our home as it was a Holiday Tradition for many, many years. I know that I am a better person for having the privilege of knowing him during my lifetime. He is a role model that others should seek to emulate. Here's to you Doug! God Speed and thank you for the positive impact you had on my family and the many families and friends you met along the way. We Love You!

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It was pointed out to me that on election day the Democratic vote started out with a pretty healthy lead And Then The Republicans Got Off Work.

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Nothing could be worse than putting Trump in the White House. His potential appointees are under qualified for the jobs, some are ignorant Creationists like that idiot Ben Carson, one is a anti-Semite, his VP thinks you should be able to "pray the gay away", and now we know that Clinton got right at two million more popular votes than this Nazi-larvae. The "basket of deplorables" help put this clown in office, and they are the ones that the shoes of racism, bigotry, women hating, fit their feet like the glass slippers of Cinderella. Anyone who tells me that they voted for Trump or has one of his posters in their yard I judge them in the most harshest of terms.

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I am impressed with my new home town and the people's ability to get away from all of the politics and support the mighty Liberty Panthers. We are more the same than we are different.

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Now that the election is over and it does not sound like all of the campaigning I would like to say what a miracle like effort Mike McCarty and Liberty County workers did in making the most of the grant money to repair Rice Belt road. For many many years it was going downhill and it was beginning to cause damage to vehicles. Then Commissioner McCarty began pushing for money that was not fromthe Liberty County budget. I did not hold out hope. One man nailed signs to trees blaming the road on Commissioner McCarty at the same time he was working beyond the sight of the media. He is my family's hero! His crew and him are not in our circle of friends that we see all of the time, but he helped a great many strangers that he will never know how much they appreciate him.

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when is our sheriffs department going to get off there butts and do something about thees juvinals stealing and burgers and selling drugs here it is so sad to see these deputies do nothing about it its like they just don’t care

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Congratulations Coach Taylor, Liberty coaching staff, and the entire wondeful team! You have done something that has not been done in a long long time.

Here is my kudos to Coach Chad Taylor: Thank you! Thank you fro caring about these young men. Thank you for taking the talents they have and giving themtheir best chance to be successful. Thank you for throwing the football when that is what your talent directs and running it, like this year, when that is where our skill sets direct. Tank you for enduring the few bad parents and administrators that you must survive. Thank you for making us proud!

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To the person complaining about 146 blockage, next time leave earlier. If I have an important meeting I leave early just in case something happens. You live around here and you know they are working on the roads. Besides there are other ways into town.

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I think it's wonderful that a group of men volunteered their time, equipment, fuel, etc and cleaned out the hwy 90 boat ramp. Many families in this area, including my own enjoy fishing,boating and camping in the river. However there has been no boat access for quite some time. Thank you Matthew Jackson, Bill Wilke, Dale Harryman and Trey Pike. Your kindness is appreciated. It would have been nice if our tax dollars would have been put to use on this instead of you having to foot the bill but that didn't look likely to happen.

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Who is the genius who allowed the work crews to completely block traffic on 146 between Liberty and Hardin in the middle of Friday afternoon, 11/18? This is a busy time, and much of the recent work had been done at night, thus freeing-up the road for day-time traffic. I missed an important appointment due to this blockage.

 

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