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Local hospital, school district among entities threatened during Thursday’s bomb threat hoaxes

An emailed bomb hoax distributed Thursday to hundreds of schools, businesses and government buildings across the United States included Liberty-Dayton Regional Medical Center (LDRMC) and Cleveland ISD. The threats are not credible;...

Santa’s Not So Little Helpers brightens Christmas for more than 250 children

By Vanesa Brashier, editor@bluebonnetnews.com A week ago, the garage at Kevin Ward's Kingwood home looked like an Amazon distribution center with wall-to-wall boxes of Christmas gifts that were...

Lighted home brings thousands of visitors to Dayton for Christmas

If you are looking for local places to see Christmas lights this season, Wrights' Lights, just west of Dayton on FM 1960, is a must-see. The Christmas display at the home of...

Human skull discovery launches search for more remains in Cleveland area

A resident on CR 325 off of FM 1010 on Friday reportedly discovered a human skull in their yard. It is believed the resident's dog found the skull in a wooded area that surrounds...

‘Santa’s House’ in Plum Grove ready for visitors

With temperatures hovering at -20 on the North Pole right now, it’s no wonder that Santa and Mrs. Claus choose to spend part of winter in Liberty County, Texas.

Restaurant fire on Lake Livingston battled by firefighters from four counties

A restaurant in the Indian Hill Subdivision, 229 Indian Hill Blvd., on Lake Livingston is a total loss following a fire that began around 11:30 p.m. Friday. Firefighters from 11 departments spanning...

Liberty County Bikes for Christmas far more than bikes, organizers say

Christmas will be a little merrier for some deserving children in Liberty County thanks to the Liberty County Bikes for Christmas organization. On Thursday, Dec. 6, volunteers...

McKinney named Hardin Citizen of the Year

Hardin residents gathered Tuesday evening for the city's annual Christmas tree lighting and to recognize Bob McKinney as Hardin Citizen of the Year. The Christmas tree moved this year from the corner of FM...

Alleged ‘kill list’ at Hardin Junior High School not credible threat, constable says

The Liberty County Pct 3 Constable’s Office and the Hardin Independent School District are investigating an incident involving three reported “kill lists." However, both entities say there was no immediate or credible threat to...

Liberty police chief steps down

Thomas Claunch is no longer chief of police for the City of Liberty. At a special meeting on Thursday, Nov. 29, Liberty City Council and City Manager Tom Warner held a 30-minute executive session after...

Splendora PD holds open house for new station

Chief Wally Wieghat and the staff of Splendora Police Department hosted an open house Friday, Nov. 30, for citizens and community leaders to get a closer look at the department's new station on the...

FBI details recent cases at ‘Behind the Badges’ on Nov. 26

Daisetta Police Department hosted its seventh gathering of the "Behind the Badges" series on Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, the at the Hull-Daisetta Volunteer Fire Department in Daisetta.  The program is designed to introduce municipal,...

Liberty County sheriff’s deputy involved in crash

A deputy responding to a 911 hangup call overnight was involved in a single-vehicle crash, according to Liberty County Sheriff Bobby Rader. Deputy Bridget Sumrall was traveling north on FM 2518 in the Tarkington area...

Probation given to Cleveland man convicted of injuring constable in 2017 accident

A Cleveland man convicted for the February 2017 accident that seriously injured Pct. 1 Constable Justin Johnston will not serve any jail time if he successfully completes six years of probation. Though he was...

Officer-involved shooting outside of Dayton leaves one injured

A routine traffic stop on SH 146 in Baytown resulted in shots fired by police and a pursuit that ended on CR 443 in the lower Westlake area off of FM 1409 south of...

Dayton students get Government 101 lesson from county judge

Dayton High School juniors and seniors in the Dayton Chamber of Commerce's student ambassador program got a first-hand look at how county government works by attending a meeting of the Liberty County commissioners court...

Splendora basketball fans seeing double with six sets of twins

If you have been to any basketball games at Splendora High School this year, you may think you’re seeing double. You’re not! It’s understandable though since there are six sets of twins. In a program...

Mix of cheers and tears at adoption day in Liberty County

Dominique Jackson couldn’t stop smiling Monday as she appeared before Judge Don Taylor in the Liberty Municipal Court chamber. After caring for her young sister, Niiveah, for the last couple of years, Dominique was...

Christmas events coming to Liberty County

The spirit of Christmas can be found all across Liberty County as holiday celebrations are being planned in nearly every city. The following is a compilation of all the events listed by city in...

Shoppers encouraged to buy local, support community businesses this Christmas season

As shoppers prepare for Christmas by heading to malls and outlet stores, Liberty County businesses who support the community also are offering great incentives to shop local. There are a number of sales under...

Water leak in Liberty repaired late Thursday afternoon

UPDATE: Water main repairs are complete and will take several hours for the water system to pressure up. ORIGINAL STORY: As of 2:30 p.m. Thanksgiving, water is still out in portions of Liberty, a day...

Christmas Ranch in Cleveland to be featured on Great Christmas Light Fight

More than 300,000 lights adorn the home and property of Bob and Diane Hanley, owners of the Christmas Ranch in Cleveland. Although the Hanleys have decorated their home for three decades, this year they...

City of Dayton names new police chief

The Dayton City Council chose a new leader for the police department during Monday night's meeting. Robert Vine, who previously worked with Dayton City Manager Theo Melancon when both were in Gladewater, Texas, is...

Developers, realtors gather to hear more about Dayton’s Unified Development Code

The City of Dayton and Dayton Community Development Corporation hosted an open house on Nov. 8 to showcase the third of four modules that make up the draft for the city’s Unified Development Code....

City of Daisetta hosts oil and gas liaison meeting

City of Daisetta and county officials, along with representatives from the oil and gas industry, met Monday, Nov. 5, at the Hull-Daisetta Volunteer Fire Department for an annual Oil and Gas Liaison Meeting. The purpose...

Prayers offered for City of Dayton and staff

Dayton city leaders and members of Eastgate Church gathered in front of city hall Sunday morning to offer prayers of gratitude and to ask for blessings on the city. Led by Barbara Criner of Eastgate...

Provisional ballots leave Nov. 6 election results unchanged for Liberty County

The provisional ballots for Liberty County are counted. While the approved ballots slightly changed some of the voting totals for local elections, the outcomes of the election are unchanged. The only close race that might...

City of Daisetta planning Community Christmas Gathering Dec. 6

The City of Daisetta was presented with a $1,000 cash donation on Nov. 13 from Entergy Texas to help offset costs of the upcoming "Community Christmas Gathering." The event is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 6,...

Guinness World Record holder wheelies his way through Liberty County, Texas

A Las Vegas man who set a Guinness World Record in 1999 for the longest bike wheelie journey of 2,839 miles is attempting to break his own record. On Wednesday night, Kurt Osburn traveled...

Hull-Daisetta ISD names lone finalist for superintendent

Hull-Daisetta ISD's board of trustees on Nov. 13 selected Tim Bartram as the lone finalist for superintendent for the district. Bartram is currently the superintendent of Aspermont ISD, a small, rural school about 60...

Liberty County commissioners recognize National Adoption Month, extend federal disaster declaration

A proclamation recognizing November as National Adoption Month was presented by Liberty County Judge Jay Knight to Cyndie Asbhire and Donna Hebert with the Liberty County Child Welfare Board during the Nov. 13 commissioners...

Splendora ISD finalizes site for new elementary school

For more than two years, Splendora ISD has worked to find a site for the new elementary school called for in the 2016 bond election. The Tram Road site was purchased, but challenges to...

British man stops in Liberty County on cross-country run

A British man raising money for children’s charities passed through Liberty County last Thursday and Friday, spending Thursday night in the home of Dayton residents, Jason and Gretchen Inman, before continuing his run eastward...

Castle retiring from FLNB after 35 years

First Liberty National Bank is announcing the retirement of David Castle, executive vice-president and bank officer over investments, after 35 years of service. Castle's last day will be Friday, Nov. 16. A reception for Castle...

Liberty firefighter, Cub Scout leader arrested for sexual assault of a child

A Liberty County man who was Cub Master for a Liberty Cub Scout troop and served as a volunteer firefighter for Liberty Fire Department is facing a charge of Continuous Sexual Abuse of a...

Texas game wardens from ‘Lone Star Law’ featured at Behind the Badges in Daisetta

The fifth meeting in a series of "Behind the Badges" gatherings hosted by Daisetta Police Department and Chief Mike Parrish, was held on Oct. 29 and spotlighted the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department game...

Cleveland ISD breaks ground on new high school wing, elementary

Cleveland ISD broke ground on a new high school wing and elementary campus on Monday, Oct. 29. District officials hope the two projects will ease some of the overcrowding. Over the past few years, as...

Free entrance to Texas State Parks Nov. 11 in honor of Veterans Day

In honor of both active and retired military, daily entrance fees at Texas State Parks will be waived for all visitors Sunday, Nov. 11. “The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and Texas State Parks are...

Nichols grateful to continue to serve East Texas

On Tuesday, Senator Robert Nichols (R-Jacksonville) was re-elected to serve as Texas Senator for District 3. The district covers 19 counties including the greater part of East Texas and Montgomery County. "I am grateful the...

‘He will be remembered as a servant-leader’ – Cleveland businessman Alfred Anderson dead at...

Cleveland businessman Alfred Anderson, affectionately known as Mr. A, died Monday evening at a hospital in the Conroe area. He was 79. Anderson, owner of Anderson Ford of Cleveland, will be remembered for his contributions...