New fire codes go into effect for Liberty County

Liberty County commissioners, at their regular meeting on Tuesday, July 14, approved new fire codes that may have an impact on new businesses in the unincorporated areas of the county. These new...

Liberty County scales back operations at trash collection sites due to COVID-19

Starting next Wednesday, July 22, Liberty County's four waste disposal sites in Pct. 1 and Pct. 2, also known as transfer stations, will be closed except for Wednesdays and Saturdays of each...

Liberty County run-off election results

The results of early voting in the July 14 run-off election will be posted below as they are tabulated. With early voting only and all boxes reporting:

Austin Bank processes more than 1,900 Paycheck Protection Program loans

Austin Bank has honored its commitment to communities it serves by processing 1,969 PPP loans providing our business customers with cash-flow assistance and aiding with retention of employees during this difficult time.

Liberty County readies for Tuesday’s run-off election

Liberty County voters turned out in high numbers for early voting in the run-off election that will decide the candidates in a number of key races. Election Day is Tuesday, July 14....

Drive-through water collection to benefit Liberty County firefighters set for Aug. 1

Fire stations across Liberty County will be collecting bottled water and Gatorade in the H20 for Heroes Water Collection Drive on Saturday, Aug. 1, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. As the...

TVE cancels this year’s rodeo, carnival

There will be no Trinity Valley Exposition rodeo or carnival this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a statement from TVE Chairman of the Board Gary Lott on Friday.

City of Dayton suspends events at The Crossroads due to COVID-19

The City of Dayton is suspending all events at The Crossroads until further notice, including the weekly Food Truck Friday and the Farmers Market. “In light of the recent...

City of Dayton municipal court wins honorable mention for traffic safety education

The Texas Municipal Courts Education Center’s Municipal Traffic Safety Initiative, funded by a grant from the Texas Department of Transportation, recently sponsored a Traffic Safety Award to recognize those who work in...

Lamar U investigating professor’s alleged boycott threat of businesses that support the Republican Party’s...

Lamar University in Beaumont says it is investigating complaints it has received regarding comments a sociology professor allegedly made about boycotting businesses that support next week's Republican Party of Texas State Convention...

Food distribution sites popping up throughout Liberty County to help families get through COVID-19...

Since 2014, Covenant With Christ has fed families in need in Liberty County from its food pantry at 500 E. Houston Street in Cleveland. Today, the non-profit has additional food pantries in...

Champion Lake levee and spillway closed for repairs

In order to conduct repairs, Trinity River National Wildlife Refuge has issued a temporary, but long-term closure of the levee and the spillway (‘The Rocks’) at Champion Lake Day Use Area.