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Record crowds attend 34th annual Liberty Jubilee

For more than three decades, residents in Liberty and from around the county have enjoyed a weekend created especially for families. This year was no different except for one thing—the crowds were much larger.


New face on Texas most-wanted list: MS-13 member with MS-13 tattooed on his face

You don't have to be an expert in gang tattoos to spot the latest addition to Texas' 10 most wanted fugitives list. Authorities in "The Lone Star State" are hoping the listing's newest add won't be tough to find: A gang member whose face is literally branded with "MS-13."


Liberty County officials secure initial $45 million to move Dayton railroad tracks at US 90

A vote by the Houston-Galveston Area Council on Friday morning in Houston is the culmination of more than three years of work to help fund the relocation of the United Pacific railroad tracks at Highway 90.


Texas SUV crash kills 4, sends 6 to hospitals

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) Four people died and six more were injured, all foreign nationals, after the sport utility vehicle in which they were traveling crashed while speeding away from deputies.


Could Texas' property tax solution be in California?

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Of all the places Gov. Greg Abbott might go for policy ideas, it's hard to imagine a less likely place than California. But the uber-expensive, highly-taxed, bluest-of-blue states may actually hold the answer to an issue Abbott called an "emergency" during his State of the State addr


Liberty County considers buyouts along Trinity River, road repairs with nearly $12 million in federal funds

Some 19 months after Hurricane Harvey made landfall on the Gulf Coast, Liberty County Commissioners are still dealing with the aftermath. County officials are seeking federal funding to repair roads and buyout land that will soon be designated Disaster Risk Reduction areas.


Charges dropped against Jussie Smollett, attorneys say

CHICAGO - Attorneys for "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett say charges alleging he lied to police about attack have been dropped. Smollett attorneys Tina Glandian and Patricia Brown Holmes said in a Tuesday morning statement that Smollett's record "has been wiped clean." Smollett was indicted on 16 felo


Park it or ticket: City of Liberty enforces no parking of large vehicles on public property

Photo: Michael Short, Special To The Chronicle / Special To The Chronicle. You may want to think twice the next time you park your boat or RV on City of Liberty streets or you might end up paying for it.


Hostages fight back against SWAT suspect, allowing police to make arrest

HOUSTON - A SWAT scene is over after police said a man who was holding several hostages, including a disabled woman and a baby, inside a southeast Houston home was taken into custody.


Texas gun rights activist announces lawsuit against nation's bump stock ban

AUSTIN, Texas — Central Texas gun rights activist Michael Cargill on Monday announced a lawsuit against the Trump administration's ban on bump stocks. In a press release, Cargill said only Congress can convert lawful activity into unlawful activity, like owning a bump stock. He believes the ATF's ba


Gun in pocket kills Texas country singer Justin Carter while filming music video

A rising Texas country musician died earlier this month when a gun in his pocket went off while he was filming a music video. Fox News reported Justin Carter’s death last week after his mother, Cindy McClennan, confirmed the news to Fox.


Lawsuit: Texas dealership wrecked customer's car while it was in the shop, then tried to cover it up

PLANO, Texas — A car dealership in Plano is now at the center of a civil suit that claims an employee wrecked a customer's car while it was being serviced, and then fixed the vehicle without revealing what happened to the customer.


Beaumont ISD, Hardin-Jefferson ISD reach tentative agreement following Bevil Oaks split

BEAUMONT, Texas — Representatives from Beaumont ISD and Hardin-Jefferson ISD spent Monday morning at Jefferson County Commissioners Court discussing Bevil Oak's departure from B.I.S.D.


HISD superintendent search suspended upon directive by TEA conservator

HOUSTON - The Houston Independent School District Board of Trustees has been ordered to suspend its search for a new superintendent. The news comes days before the district was to announce the sole finalist for the position of superintendent.


Police Beat – Shots fired

• Police responded to a report of a fight in the 1800 block of Amelia Street about 4:35 p.m. Friday. A witness said that a gray Chevrolet truck stopped in the middle of the street and its occupants and several men from a residence argued in the street.


Deputies arrest two after finding $9K and drugs in New Caney home

Montgomery County Precinct 4 Constable’s deputies raided a New Caney home Wednesday night and found $9,000 in cash and some drugs. Joshua Guadalupe Camposano, 19, was arrested and charged with manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance, a first-degree felony, and money laundering, a jail felo


High school baseball, softball games to watch this week

Jersey Village at Memorial, 6 p.m. It's already been six years since Jersey Village (10-8-2) put together its best run in school history, advancing all the way to the regional finals before falling 5-2 to Dulles in a one-game heartbreaker. The Falcons would like to repeat that feat this year, and th


Legal action by Harris County against ITC approved by commissioners

DEER PARK, Texas - The Harris County commissioners court Tuesday unanimously approved to let the county attorney take legal action against the International Terminals Co., which owns the facility at the center of the Deer Park chemical fire.


ITC continues cleanup effort at charred Deer Park plant

Crews continued to remove chemicals from several fire-damaged storage tanks at the Intercontinental Terminals Co.'s Deer Park site Monday as the U.S. Coast Guard worked to re-open the Houston Ship Channel.


March 27 reception to honor Citizen of the Year

The Baytown Sun is extending a special community invitation for residents to take part in its annual tradition of honoring those who make their community a better place to live.