As opioid abuse cases rise, Liberty-Dayton Regional Medical Center to host overdose training

Liberty-Dayton Regional Medical Center is partnering with the State Office of Rural Health, the Texas Department of Agriculture, and the Texas Association of Rural and Community Hospitals to bring overdose training to...

Martin Auto Group recognized for Splendora PD drone purchase

By Vanesa Brashier, editor@bluebonnetnews.com Martin Auto Group of Cleveland was in the spotlight at the June 17 regular meeting of the Splendora City Council after the three Martin dealerships...

Cleveland, Dayton, H-D, Liberty ISDs offering summer food programs

This summer, kids eat free as part of the summer meals programs offered by area school districts in Liberty County. Through June 28, free breakfast and lunch meals will be offered to...

Dayton quilters make special gift to honor Liberty County deputy injured in shooting

As Liberty County Sheriff's Deputy Richard Whitten continues to recuperate in Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston from injuries he suffered May 29 when he was shot in the neck by a murder...

Vintage Caddy pulled from Dayton creek

A 1973 Cadillac convertible was pulled from a creek in the Winter Valley Subdivision in Dayton Wednesday evening, June 12, after it was discovered by a group of children swimming.

Historic black cemetery in south Liberty County being reclaimed

By Vanesa Brashier, editor@bluebonnetnews.com There is nothing to see now at the Redmond Fields Cemetery on FM 563 at CR 140 near Moss Bluff in south Liberty County. The...

LISD’s Abshier named Superintendent of the Year

Dr. Cody Abshier, superintendent of Liberty ISD, is the Texas Association of School Boards' 2019 Superintendent of the Year, according to an announcement from the Region 5 Education Center.

Millions of mayflies mob motorists at Liberty gas station

By Vanesa Brashier, editor@bluebonnetnews.com A swarm of mayflies around 9 p.m. Tuesday night took over the fuel pumps at the Country Food Mart, at the intersection of US 90...

State Rep. Bailes reflects on legislative session

The 86th Legislature adjourned sine die on Monday, May 27, marking the end of a successful session for the state of Texas. Representative Ernest Bailes of HD 18, which includes Liberty, San...

Roadwork in Dayton causing long delays on SH 321

In recent days, motorists traveling SH 321 between Dayton and Cleveland have experienced long delays as the result of roadwork, particularly just north of Dayton High School to the prisons.

TxDOT: Trinity River erosion on FM 787 being monitored daily, bridge safe

The Texas Department of Transportation says despite more erosion along the Trinity River bridge on FM 787 in Romayor, the bridge is safe for travel. Currently only one...

Weather expert shares hurricane season predictions at Liberty County Hurricane Meeting

By Vanesa Brashier, editor@bluebonnetnews.com An average hurricane season is being forecast for 2019, but Dan Reilly with the Houston-Galveston office of the National Weather Service warns that an average...

Cadets get ‘teachable moment’ as they undergo pepper spray training at LSCO police academy

By Vanesa Brashier, editor@bluebonnetnews.com The cadets at the Liberty County Sheriff's Office Basic Peace Officer Academy hope they will never need this training. More than likely, however, as future...

Sponsors step up to provide funds for Cleveland July 4th fireworks

The show will go on! After some concern that funding would not come through in time for Cleveland's Fourth of July fireworks show, organized each year by the City of Cleveland and...

Date set for Dayton ISD run-off election to decide trustee seat

Dayton ISD is holding its run-off election between Chris Shumaker and Barry Pruitt for Trustee Position 2 on June 18. The two men were tied for the seat in the May 4...

Battleship Texas to commemorate 75th anniversary of D-Day June 8

Battleship Texas State Historic Site will commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day with a day of activities from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 8. Admission to the ceremony is free...

Liberty County sheriff discusses last week’s fatal shooting at vigil Monday in Tarkington

Two weeks after opening its doors for a law enforcement memorial service on May 20, the Church That Cares in Tarkington hosted a vigil Monday night to pray for the victims of...

Babin hosts meeting with pastors from Liberty, Chambers counties

U.S. Congressman Brian Babin (TX-36) hosted a roundtable discussion with over a dozen members of the clergy from Liberty and Chambers Counties Tuesday evening at his Liberty County Satellite Office (located in...

Liberty County judge inducted as fellow in Texas Judicial Academy

Community Report from the Texas Association of Counties Liberty County Judge Jay Knight has been honored by the Texas Association of Counties' (TAC) Texas Judicial Academy for going the...

Liberty High School graduates embark on next chapter of life

Hundreds of parents, family members and friends of Liberty High School's Class of 2019 gathered Friday at the Trinity Valley Exposition Center to watch graduates be honored and awarded their high school...

Victims of mass shooting in Cleveland lifted in prayer Friday

By Vanesa Brashier, editor@bluebonnetnews.com Two days after a mass shooting in Cleveland claimed one life and critically injured three others, including a Liberty County sheriff's deputy, a vigil was...

Prayer vigils, Go Fund Me account organized in aftermath of fatal shooting in Cleveland...

By Vanesa Brashier, editor@bluebonnetnews.com Liberty County Sheriff's Deputy Richard Whitten's medical condition has been downgraded from "stable" to "critical," according to Capt. Ken DeFoor, spokesperson for the sheriff's office....

Dayton City Council votes to end Chamber’s management of community center

By Vanesa Brashier, editor@bluebonnetnews.com The Dayton City Council, in a special-called meeting on May 30, unanimously voted to terminate a $35,000 per year management agreement with the Dayton Chamber...

Suspect in Wednesday morning shooting in Cleveland found dead

By Vanesa Brashier, editor@bluebonnetnews.com UPDATE: The shooting suspect has been found deceased from a gunshot wound, according to Liberty County Sheriff Bobby Rader. More updates will be posted as...

Liberty County sheriff’s deputy and 3 others shot, suspect still on the run

A shooting investigation is underway after three people were reported shot inside the B Dependable Plumbing Services business in Cleveland. The suspect, Pavol Vido, 65, reportedly fled the scene in one of...

City of Dayton approves new brand

By Vanesa Brashier, editor@bluebonnetnews.com After two years of discussing a new logo, the City of Dayton has settled on a new brand that incorporates the city's history in rice...

Liberty County commissioners vote against 3 percent pay increase for elected officials

By Vanesa Brashier, editor@bluebonnetnews.com Liberty County officials will not get a pay raise in the upcoming budget cycle. A proposed 3 percent pay increase was voted down by Pct....

Memorial Day wreath-laying ceremony in Cleveland honors veterans killed in U.S. wars

By Vanesa Brashier, editor@bluebonnetnews.com Monday's Memorial Day ceremony in Cleveland was a reminder that America is the Land of the Free because it first was the Home of the...

Cleveland sailor laid to rest

A funeral for U.S. Navy Sailor Kyle A. David was held Friday, May 24, at Neal Funeral Home in Cleveland. David, 27, died on May 9 while stationed in Norfolk, Va., where...

Cleveland mayor, councilwomen sworn in during May 21 meeting

By Vanesa Brashier, editor@bluebonnetnews.com Cleveland City Council swore in Mayor Otis Cohn, Position 1 Councilwoman Carolyn McWaters and Position 2 Councilwoman Marilyn Clay after the three won their uncontested...

Bailes-sponsored bill to protect private property rights passes

State Representative Ernest Bailes is sending a bill to Governor Abbott's desk that will address an issue facing many landowner's in Texas who have been the target of a scam which  sells...

Turn the tassel and toss the cap: Hardin HS celebrates graduation

Here are images taken at Hardin High School's graduation ceremony on Friday, May 24, at Hornet Stadium: Hardin High School graduates celebrate Friday night, May 24, after...

Jones Public Library in Dayton opens new Teen Room

By Vanesa Brashier, editor@bluebonnetnews.com The City of Dayton officially opened its new Teen Room at Jones Public Library on Thursday, May 23, and students in the Dayton High School...

Cleveland sailor gets hero’s return

By Vanesa Brashier, editor@bluebonnetnews.com U.S. Navy AT2 Kyle A. David, 27, of Cleveland, was welcomed home at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston on May 22 after his death...

BAILES: Bills impacting House District 18 head to Governor’s desk while others are close...

State Representative Ernest Bailes is sending multiple bills to be signed by Governor Abbott. With six days left in session, Rep. Bailes foresees more legislation directly benefiting House District 18 will make...

Cleveland sailor killed in accident

The Cleveland community is mourning the passing of a 27-year-old U.S. Sailor, who died May 9 in a non-combat-related incident. Kyle A. David was born in New London, Conn., though he considered...

Veterans Memorial Wall in Dayton rededicated after Harvey repairs

Flags flying above beautiful black granite walls, surrounded by tall trees and a peaceful fountain set the scene for a special ceremony on Monday, May 20, commemorating the refurbishment of the Wall...

Teen who successfully battled leukemia six years ago graduates from Splendora High School

By Vanesa Brashier, editor@bluebonnetnews.com A Splendora senior is celebrating another milestone in his life - graduation - after successfully battling Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia six years ago. Cristian Beasley is...

Dayton FFA livestock show wraps up with queen coronation, auction

Dayton FFA students racked up close to $200,000 for the sale of their livestock and mechanics projects at an auction on Saturday, May 18, at the Anson Rigby Memorial Arena. This year...

City of Liberty swears in new council members

Candidates elected by Liberty voters took their place on council during the May 14 regular meeting of Liberty City Council. Elected to another term in office are Dennis Beasley, Libby Simonson and...