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To the person who thinks the election in Hardin went just fine: The Mayor will have the City in Bankruptcy. She herself has had a bankruptcy, and a judgement against her (of course this was in her maiden name ). She denies it, but, it would only cost you 4.99 to do your own checking. Sometimes ignorance is NOT bliss. Karma is a real B*T*C* get ready citizens.... It has begun. The first council meeting that was conducted with the new council was a joke, every council member there with the exception of one that kept abstaining from voting, just nodded their heads ... didn't even use their brain to think. The Mayor openly lied, said she had reviewed the resumes and felt that the present secretary was the most qualified, and in the second breath (when the temp secretary brought the resumes' into the meeting she said that they had NEVER been opened! the council STILL didn't question her. It's gona be a ROUGH ride folks!

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Congratulations Ernest Bailes! Liberty County did our part in helping. We are not a bunch of kooks here just beacuse one from here ran against you. We are interested in making government run better and solve more problems. We are a county and not interested in endless law school-like talks about the Founding Fathers and the Constitution. We are interested in results, not theory. Get after it man, we have your back here!

reply to congrats Ernest Bailes...Not all here in Liberty believed you were the right man for the job. Some of us saw your true colors and voted for Strahan. It's sad when you use bribery to get votes. All your followers will see when you get to Austin, that your just a puppet on a string. Keith Strahan, keep your head up, you were only defeated by Austin Liberal money.

According to I-DineOut, more than half the voters (roughly 57%) in Liberty County voted for someone else other than Keith Strahan in the Primary Run-Off Election. In the March Primary, Keith Strahan was also not chosen by Liberty County. Keith Strahan made a valiant campaign effort. He worked really hard. No one can say they weren't presented with information on Keith Strahan. We all received his mailers, facebook ads, and emails. Plus his supporters in the Republican Liberty Caucus used their resources (fake facebook accounts, anonymous websites, anonymous facebook pages, etc.) to do their part too. Liberty County has (once again) rejected another Republican Liberty Caucus member/candidate for State Representative. If people didn't vote against the Republican Liberty Caucus because of their libertarian values then they voted against them because of their negative tactics, messages, litmus tests, and general snobbery on "educating" us poor folks on what it means to be a Republican. Strahan and his RLC buddies got their just dessert.

"reply to congrats Ernest Bailes...Some of us saw your true colors and voted for Strahan." And the rest of us were tired of the non-stop phone calls from either Strahan, or a lifelong friend of Strahan, or someone else paid by Strahan to get a vote. I'm so glad this crap is done with for a while, maybe now my mailbox won't be full of their junk mail!

Audience Members Identify Other City Infrastructure Problems

With regard to the neglected water leaks (and there are several), wasn't the purpose of all the money they spent on the new water meters that do not have to be read by humans supposedly to capture water being lost through metering issues? The "lost" water was more likely due to leaks like these. Oh well, they never met a dollar they could not find a way to waste.

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JNot excited about voting for state representative Tuesday. I voted for Wes Hinch in the primary. He was as close to the type of representative John otto was and, in fact, was endorsed by Otto. I know people who know Bailes well and he is left of Hinch and Otto. I know people who know Strahan and he is to the right of Otto. Could someone please tell me why John decided to hang it up. He did a great job.

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I have a question for the politician from the north part of our state representative district. Mr. Bailes how can you speak in terms of "the people down there" when you are speaking to groups in Huntsville and Shepard with a clear conscience as you try to be the hometwon candidate everywhere you go. If you were to make this election about the issues you have a different position than your opponent, it would be the race real conservative candidates enjoy these days in Texas. A regulation-loving, lobbyist-connected,candidate running a race just like he has been told to by his sponsors versus Keith Strayhan, a man pushed to run by grassroots activists because of his consistent work promoting life, liberty, and a type of governing most likely to not interfere in our pursuit of happiness or control our property.

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Why should Bernie Sanders get to be the Democratic nominee when he isn’t even a Democrat? And how is Donald Trump going to be the Republican nominee when he considers being a Republican merely a starting bid?

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I want to send a special thank you to Elizabeth and Mark Beausoliel for providing the truck with the "go vote" sign on highway 146 that directs citizens to the early polling place. Mark willmake a great county attorney and Elizabeth is a political genius (the sign is accompanied by a "vote for Beausoliel" sign. Helping more people vote is very patriotic and a sign of what a great public servant both Beausoliels are.

Many of us helped the person one person described as a "political genius" just a few short years ago when she was pushing to get people elected. With all due respect to the person that commented on the Beausoliels. Liz and Mark both worked hard to beat Republicans just a few short years ago and they were not shy about how horrible it was for people to be running as Republicans. I have to disagree that these people are motivated by public service. They are opportunists and they are the type that give politicians the bad reputation they have.

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You know our emergency services are always asking us to report problems to them so they can investigate and do their job to protect the public. I received two phone calls last night and one this morning and the recording says that you are receiving this call from a Liberty County Inmate. That's when I hung up. I don't have anyone in jail. I called the Liberty P D this morning and they said there's nothing they can do to call the Liberty County Jail. I call the Liberty County Jail and the lady said that there is no way she can tell who is making the call. I hung up on her, frustrated. This really makes me want to get involved when some of our emergency services personnel are there just for a pay check. Frustrated in Liberty.

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I noticed this week at the Dollar Store near the old HEB that a number of city police were talking to the homeless man who sits on the bench outside the store. Now I see the bench has been removed and the homeless man is gone and sitting outside another business. Yes this homeless guy was a extreme danger to the peace and security of the citizens of Liberty! Give me a break. This man obviously has no place to go and was hurting no one. This is a scandal on the fact there is no place for him to live, and that the city deems it an important issue to make his miserable life even more miserable.

I am the homeless man whose bench was so spuriously taken from him. It was a fine bench and sturdy and don't understand why they took it away. It's prime location near the dollar store was also keen because if I had the good fortune of panhandling a dollar I could walk right in and make a purchase. Only issue with the whole enterprise is that lack of fresh thunderbird wine for sale at that particular dollar store. At any rate, thanks for noticing the blight of ol' Jasper, and if you see me again drop of a bottle of the bird for an downtrodden member of this fine community

To the person pretending to be the homeless person who sat by the Dollar store, you are a number one jerk and I firmly believe in karma, your turn will come someday making fun of the less fortunate.

Concerning the homeless man whose bench was removed from the Dollar Store. While it may have hurt business for him to be there and removing the bench was necessary, I would like to address the condescending imposter of the homeless man who posted a response. What a true a%# you are (my opinion only). I'm just saying. I would hope you find yourself in the same position one day.

I don't think that guy sitting on that bench in front of the dollar store hurt business at all, in fact the customers who frequent the store (myself included) are all about one check away from their own bench sitting, that's why we shop there, the City should attend to the needs of it's citizens especially the most needy.

A homeless guy with internet and cell phone? Begging for wine money?

City Neglects Water Leak

In response to the complaint about the water leak on MLK and Louisiana not being fixed but if Main Street had one it would be fixed quickly. Well if you go down Main you would notice that there is a leak at Main and Grand and has been there for a very very long time and hasn't been fixed either.

That water leak has been there on MLK and Louisiana St. since the City Public Works was at Louisiana and Trinity St. (About four years).

Check out the raw sewer in the ditch in front of the Star Cafe on Main Street. So bad, we hate to eat there because of the smell. Been there for quiet while.

Water leaks may be because the city (under this management) seems to have laid off many folks that knew what they were doing and actually cared. The city is only as good as it is lead, may be time to change city manager.

I bet there are no unfixed water leaks at the Liberty airport or the new road to nowhere in town

City water leak, go look at Mizel Rd at Mimosa Lane, the city has an sewer over flow that goes straight in the ditch, its been there for at least 5 years.

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Can any one tell me why Lake;land Drive is closed to through traffic? I always turn by Jack in the Box to Lakeland Drive to get to the City animal place and to get to WalMart. Now the road is blocked off to through traffic! Why?

LakelandHole: The Liberty City Council has approved hiring a Huntsville company to make repairs to the crumbling sewer line on Lakeland Drive. That section of the street will remain closed for approximately two more weeks. We’ve reported a portion of Lakeland Drive, just north of Jefferson, recently collapsed because of a crumbling sewer line. Liberty Public Works Director Tom Warner told council the initial hole in the street has been growing larger Much like a sinkhole. At last report, that hole in Lakeland Drive is now 20 feet long, 12 feet wide and 11 feet deep. The city had placed barricades to warn motorists away from the hazardous area, but those have now been replaced with city maintenance trucks that completely block Lakeland Drive in both directions. The project will cost an estimated $36,750

About Lakeland Drive : with our economy the way it is, why is a Huntsville company doing the repairs and not a local company? Thanks for looking out for the taxpayers city council.

On the issue of the City using outside contractors to fix the Lakeland Road, the City almost always uses contractors to do the City's work. There is an electrical department but when line work is needed the city hires contractors, tree trimming? outsiders, major road repair? outsiders. The City can't wipe it's a## without an outside contractor. The only thing the city is good for is to harass it's citizens with threats of utility suspension or selling one's property for taxes or passing ordinances to make it hard on the people it rapes with overcharges and penalties and unfit policemen who push their weight around. Yep living here in Podunk is alright.

The City of Liberty does seek local contractors qualified by experience, performance record and necessary equipment. In fact, except in emergency situations requiring immediate response, all interested parties can bid and local contractors are used if qualified and also given a 10% bidding discount. This means if a non-local bids $1,000 and a local $1,100, the local will be given the job because with the 10% City discount his bid equates to $990. Bidders by law must have all required local, state and federal licenses for a job and this unfortunately frequently results in few or no local qualified contractors.

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Hardin elections turned out just great. A new council that we have been needing for years.

To the person who posted Hardin city elections went just great. Hope your right, but think you are in for a big surprise. You are going to find all the problems of the city of Hardin are not just with the council. Get ready for for the city of Hardin to go broke.

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Keith Strahan moved to Liberty, TX weeks before running for office. He left Liberty years ago and moved to Houston seeking greener pastures. Now he wants us to believe he never left. Keith thinks we are all stupid and he is smarter. Arrogance!

A door knocker came by a few days that said he was with the Bailes campaign for State Representative. I didn't want to argue with the fellow but he said the same thing to me one of the messages on here says - Keith Strahan may have spent almost all of his life in Liberty County and this district, but when he moved he cut his ties. Not a taxpayer, etc. I wanted to tell theis nice young man that you can't come here and convince people that your guy, Bailes, cares more about LISD and these other schools than Keith Strahan.He graduated from here and his Mother worked in the schools for 30 years.

Keith Strahan has "lived in Houston for years" because he has been going to school and gaining experiences that Liberty Co. doesn't offer. Now that he has done that, he wants to come back to his community that he has always called home to make a difference in bettering this community, and the surrounding communities.

Keith Strahan graduated college in 2007 and got his law degree in 2012. He never moved back to Liberty after his schooling was over until he decided to run for office. If Keith loved Liberty so much, he could have returned sooner and become involved in his hometown but he didn't. He lives in Houston and runs his business in Houston not Liberty County.

Don't know Strahan, but Cleveland folks have had an opportunity to get a whiff of Bailes and something stinks. This guy is too political and is more like Kermit the Frog and other in hand puppets than a representative from here. Let his partners in Austin elect people who live there to represent them, not people from our district.

bailes vs i did listen to the kshn program looks like strahan was the silent one when FACTS where brought up regarding strahan NOT owning any property in liberty,NOT having and office in liberty,not having a liberty address listed with the state of texas bar,these mr youngblood are facts not fantasy.SO whose REAL interest does strahan really have in mind? the district which liberty is in OR more self serving?

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I am a single 34 year old voter in Liberty county and wonder why Ernst Bailes is running for state rep if not toinsult the residents. I have a masters degree and my dad is a school teacher in Silsbee. Mr. Bailes insulting remarks about his opponent apply to me and quite a few other residents. I rent so I do not pay school taxes. I have no children. But I went toschool and care about education and am effectedlike everyone is by the state of our education system. Mr. Bailes needs to drop oit of the race if he does not value the opinion of so many people in this district. He needs to get a netter understanding of economics if he thinks my support of this community does not help support the school. I think he is one of those guys who talks the "hometown" thing up where he lives and dogs the crap out of the local person where he needs votes.

Just because you are a "renter" does not mean you don't pay ad valorem taxes; you do - it's part of your monthly rent. So don't let Ernest Bailes fool you into thinking you don't have a say in elective representation.

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Does anyone know the status of Mike McCarty's indictment? I sure haven't heard anything about it. Just wondering since the election is coming up soon. It's a shame someone under indictment is allowed to run for public office...especially since the indictment is directly related to his public office.

To the writer Concerned about Mike McCarty: First and most important is the fact that Indictment does not mean conviction. And not being able to run for office can be compared to not being able to drive if you have a speeding ticket. There is so much more to this than meets the eye. There are two men in this race, one is honorable, and the other is a sneaky troublemaker.

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This probable won't get published but anyway; everybody on here puts down the sheriff's office. You always complain about the deputies. If you see or think they did wrong your quick to judge. How about when they do good things like helping a stranded motorist of giving a ride to someone stuck out late at night walking. The deputies do more than write tickets and answer calls. How about putting something on here when a officer goes out of his or her way to help you. Maybe call the sheriff and tell him that a certain officer did something nice. They have a tough job and where would we be without them. They never know if the next call might be their last. Yeah they get the occasional thank you; but most people do not give them the respect they deserve. Next time a officer does something that he or she did just because call Bobby and tell him about it. Just remember cops are people too and have families they leave to protect you. Peace officer's took an oath to protect and serve and that oath is not taken lightly. Signed Concerned

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Can't say that the Anahuac bond group doesn't have their priorities in order, what with $14 million of the $15 million bond going to athletics.

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I know we spend a lot of time talking about the sheriffs office and their take home cars and I agree with that they are driving pretty far but lets look at the county as a whole. PCT 2 Constable allows both his deputies to drive their patrol vehicles well outside of Liberty County. DA Pickett allows his DA Investigators to drive well outside of the county as well. The list keeps on going. As you see its not just all to blame Sheriff Rader in this but a county as a whole.

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The latest Ernest Bailes advertisement indicates he has a problem with those of us "unmarried". OK, that does it, I'm voting for Keith Strahan.

In case you have missed it,te man running for state representative that is not from around here has some criteria that we never heard from John Otto or anyone else that has run here. On example, and there are several, is Ernest Bailes believes a single person running for state rep is less qualified than a married person. The more I listen to out of this guy's mouth, the less his ideas match the "nice young man" image that he has in his pictures. He is kookie.

I think the point of mentioning that Keith Strahan is an unmarried bachelor is intended to point out Strahan has no life experience. Strahan wants to do all sorts of things to the schools and he has no context nor any true skin in the game. Similar story on property taxes. Strahan owns no property yet he wants to make all sorts of changes to property taxes. Strahan is an empty shell, a district outsider who just moved back into town to run for office. The notion that Strahan's supporters publish about "he is one of our own" is laughable. Most people in Liberty County have never heard of Keith Strahan prior to this election because he hasn't been a part of the community. He's lived in Houston for years.

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Hooray! Ted Cruz is gone from the presidential list. Boo! He's back representing Texas. How much longer do we have to endure these right-wing ding-bats? Let's send them all to Syria then carpet bomb the place...

Shooting Investigation in Knight's Forest

meth and gun-play in Knight's Forest.

Meth and Guns? Is this a mandatory state jail felony? Is the victim talking? Was it an accident or attempted murder via domestic dispute?

Deputies Seize Money on US 59

I loved the story that the LCSO works 10-12 miles of inter-state 69, not looking for drugs but looking for money to be split 70%/30% between the County Sheriff and the Liberty County DA Logan Pickett. Logan has really fixed up his office with his 30% of the funds and LC Sheriff Rader, has written checks for foolish amounts for vehicles and things that have never been used by the LCSO. So, The DA and the Sheriff have a very close relationship and have worked hard to make sure the Sheriff was re-elected in May. The Pickett's and Rader’s are hard fast friends. They have a symbiotic relationship, all to do with $$$. They both have a very close relationship with Sgt. Niemeyer who is over the Drug Interdiction Team. The DA and Sgt. Niemeyer were classmates and Sheriff Rader hired Sgt. Neymeir, after he was terminated by the Pearland Police Department. The Sgt. has a “do not rehire” by Pearland PD. He is the Prostitute for Rader and Logan; he is turned loose and has no restrictions, except bring in the 70%/30% spilt. The Sgt. gets a brand new Chevy Tahoe and can take it to Pearland everyday home. The employee handbook for the County says no but the DA/Sheriff, say yes, we are your pimps and we want the money from your stops that according to Texas Dept. of Public Safety standards are illegal because they do not meet with the non-discrimination of minority stops that are made by the team. Logan Pickett/Bobby Rader are in Church every week, but illegal minority stops are ok, God, turn your head, Please. These two men are pillars of the County, but are really going to over look everything as long as the DA and Sheriff get their wants met and the Sgt., can violate the employee handbook and we buy his gasoline to drive home everyday. Shame on you DA/Sheriff, you look like the best men, but in reality you are just glorified Pimps looking for the Money…

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Not really trying to play to race card,but why has DISD,replaced all the Black higher ups? Under the 2 black principles, the test scores where great,but you replace them. I understand it's a good Ole boy thing going on, but our kids need an education. Stop filing the jobs with your church members and leave qualified people where they belong. TEA came in for KMB,and you're really keeping the principal there, they couldn't pass a test over there if you gave them the answers. I guess next you will find a way to make Dayton a WHITES only school,since you're getting rid of all the black principles and teachers. That's okay Jessica,keep employing your church members,family,and friends. Other schools will continue to hire our good teachers that you let go,regardless of their color and religious beliefs, and the orher schools will continue to pass DISD up, like always. People, wake up! She's making a fool out of EVERYONE!!!! Hey Jessica, give me a couple of your millions so I can build a school and hire teachers who want to teach, and who really care about students. You can keep all the new schools(especially the death trap on 146), church members,family and friends. I'll just keep the schools with the great teachers that are giving the students a great education. One that doesn't go by the color of your skin, last name,wealth,school board relations or religious beliefs. See my friends, I'm a Good Ole Boy and even I see that things are out of hand a need to change. Sorry Jess. I just had to speak without being stopped.

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Attended Dayton Chambers Diva Night tonight and had so much fun AFTER the CHILDREN left. Don't get me wrong, the kid dancers were adorable but it's LADIES NIGHT! Not a place for CHILDREN! Bad call Dayton Chamber, bad call!

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Our county commissioner Eddie Lowrey will not come fix our roads. So people from the neighborhood bought and patched our road. The county came a couple of days ago and didn't do anything at all. I have pictures of the man fixing our road on Friday 4-29-2016 at 7:00 pm.

Lets hope Lowery gets bet in this run off election. He has done nothing for my neighborhood in 3 years.

Lets face it Lowery must go, he's done nothing for us and is a liar!

Its a no brainer Lowery needs to go.

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It is a shame when the city of Liberty fires an Inspector for doing the job they hired her to do. The citizens of Liberty now have absolutely NO protection from unscrupulous and deceptive contractors, handymen and unlicensed plumbers or electricians many of whom are free, again, to work without a license and skirt permit requirements and inspections. These unlicensed boobs are the ones complaining about the requirements (state mandated) that they are being expected to meet through the inspection process.

Good riddance! Liberty's city inspector might have been rude to the wrong person. The idea the inspector was protecting all of us from people who did not meet standard is betrayed by the fact no finish list would be provided when citizens frustrated with the inspector wanted to know what was needed to prevent being denied a certification after several denials. The inspector reserved the right to continue denials by not specifying what was left to finish.

To the citizen of Liberty that feels so strongly about the city inspector... What a complete uninformed idiot you must be. Just so you know the city has an interm inspector in place. Who happens to have competed many inspections (about 5) the first day he stepped in to work. Just so you know. The female that was let go was a joke. She had already been ran out of Cleveland and now praise Jesus and city council she is out of Liberty. She didn't know the laws. She wasn't informed of the zoning requirements and she did not do her job. So please before you run your mouth make sure you have checked all your information. Immature the job will be posted soon and let's all hope the city used their sense to get the former worker back in the job. Talk about informed and on top of things. She might not have known everything but I assure you she took her job serious. And in the event she didn't know the answer she made sure she found out AND called you back. The city has been the laughing stock for long enough. Thank you COL for stepping up and weeding out the dead weight.

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I must say I am impressed by Matthew Poston, one of the two men in a run-off for County Attorney. He is really Sharp and exudes integrity when talking to him.

Known Matthew Poston for twenty years and his presence in the courthouse working for us is a real plus for Liberty County.

In reference to Poston. I hope and pray this man is elected. Liberty county needs someone wth integrity, morals, strong work ethics, and honesty. In all the time he's been involved in the courthouse we haven't heard anything about his wife. Can't say that about the other candidates wife. Her or kinkos. Just saying people. Remember when it's time to vote some wives needs to support their husbands. Not make a nasty name for them. Hats off to Mr and Mrs Poston. Keep up the good work and Wel see what happens. w

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In the previous article, the writer suggested Mr. Coleman "go back to the Real Estate Business". Let me tell ya, he is a fraud in that endeavor as well. I have personal knowledge of a case where he defrauded a family out of their home, stole their equity and earnest money, and I believe moved his son into the home after he illegally confiscated it. In the process, Mr. Coleman lied, obfuscated, broke numerous TREC rules and state laws. This "church elder" has shown time and again that there are just NO rules that apply to him. Don't be fooled, the man is a greedy, and ruthless fraud. That he is finally being exposed for who he really is awesome. I will probably not ever get back the money he stole from my family, so I will just be satisfied that he is finally being exposed for who he truly is. I would personally be ashamed if he were the "Elder" of my church, or the "chairman" of anything I claimed association with.

Lighten up on Ken Coleman. At least he did not name Carly Fiorina as his vice/co...

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Clear weather - electricity in Liberty goes out Friday night - then again Saturday mid-morning - early voting the 26th will find me taking out the incumbent megadouches. Enough is enough!

City Electric. I am with your brother/sister. Take out all incumbents and replace them with new blood. I recall that happening years ago and it worked out just fine. the elec coop is killing us. We get the "refunds" for overcharges or profits and then do not get the rates reduced. I also found out that the coop is suing someone, spending 1000's of our dollars on a lawsuit that is frivilous. I heard they sued a lawyer who made them tens of millions of dollars. Talk about ungrateful! Why would you sue someone who made you millions of dollars? That bunch needs to go at the coop along with all the "establishment" candidates at the city level come may 7th. I am with the poster on this one and will vote for a whole new slate. Throw out the bums in there now. wish someone would have run for mayor too.

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Trump has now come to voters and said he’s been lying to his supporters all along, but it won’t really change the fact that we’ve seen that the man is completely unfit for the Presidency. The Donald Trump of the last nine months is who Donald Trump really is. And he’s a man who shouldn’t be allowed anywhere near the White House.

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Wow.DISD never seems to surprise me. First you wait too late to call school due to bad weather. Those kids that was stuck on the bus in all that bad weather, I'm glad all of you are okay. That could have been avoided. Good Ole Boys are at it again. How many good teachers, staffers,facility, and subs are you going to continue to run away? I love all the new fake jobs DISD is making for family and friends. It's truly about who you know,who your friends are,and what church you attend if you want to get ahead. I think another call to TEA is needed so they can really see what's going on.They try so hard to keep up with the bigger surrounding schools, but that's hard if you don't care and work hard like the other schools. Dayton isn't keeping up with the Jones's, they're keeping up with the Johnsons. DISD is sinking fast. Wake up DISD, you're losing good people. You would be surprised on how much work the "little " people do at the schools. They get little pay while everyone praises the teachers and administration when all they do is talk about people and plan trips. They get big raises and the other staff get what, 1%-2% raises. It pays more to be a sub than a staff member. You have a total of 15 teachers and staff members leaving DISD for surrounding schools. Soon, there will be no one left. Good job Broncos. Keep the tradition going, that way you will continue to be at the bottom.

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I notice on the Commissioners Court Agenda for Tuesday, April 26, 2016, committees of Locals/Friends of the County Judge have been appointed to negotiate with Niemeyer and his Deputies Association (if vote is yes on CC). This will get ugly, because Liberty County is not Chambers County, who has a very large Tax Base. Chambers County Sheriff talked Sheriff Rader into taking this course of action a year or so ago and obviously Sheriff Rader is taking his advice. I would think the County Judge decided to go proactive and get the committee together early, to have Rader and Niemeyer to see that these heavy hitters on the proposed Committee, will not roll over and play dead and spend money this County does not have in it's coffers. Niemeyer has been spoiling for a dual with our County Judge, since Mr. Knight was elected and Niemeyer left first mtg. not shaking his hand. It was the Proverbial Slap in the Face by Tim to our new County Judge and was very noticed by all. The next encounter was a Meeting with LCSO over the first budget Judge Knight had passed and Deputies like all County Workers received ~5%. Niemeyer screamed at the Judge, no way to say hello now for the second time. Tim should have been asked to leave, but he is Rader‘s boy. Rader knows that the County Judge is no slouch at a bargaining table especially when his County is in the cross-hairs. I think Rader and Tim have their hands full with this proposed Committee to deal with Deputy's Association. Tim should be studying the Committees abilities and contracts they have negotiated in Liberty County over the years as residents and business men. Judge Knight is also a horse-trader and after the Jail Contract was negotiated and signed by the County, for this Budget year it shows his abilities. A new set of Eyes have been appointed with good credentials and Judge Knight, thanks for being pro-active and showing Tim, you and CC mean business. Do not like the pay, quit and find other work, this is not Chambers County.

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When we moved here two of my biggest disappointments were the local newspaper and the local radio station, which I never listen to any more. The newspaper in Dayton does not focus on the part of a story that is NEWS. Look at the reporting on the race for the State Representative. My husband and I knew Mr. Bales when we lived in Liovingston. I will definitely be voting for him, but my husband has not decided. But we are both surprised at the lack of emphasis by the paper that Mr.Strahan is from here and Ernie is from Sheperd. There is not near as much local favoritism towards residents like we have up there. No biggie to us, but unusual. But the paper also fails to focus on who each candidate would support for the speaker of the house. That is a biggie and there should be more analysis than a simple quote or two from the candidates themselves. Bailes is a Strauss supporter and Strahan is not and that is huge to those of us who keep up with what is going on in Austin. Strauss is a bridge to the Democrat party and invites Democrats to support equally, He receives his votes and his power from both parties. Strahan wants the leader to make it where Republicans can pass "their" legislation and keep out the Democrats. Any responsible newspaper would highlight this point and keep up with the race for speaker. We will stop reading the local paper unless they start covering things like they know something about it.

To the post about Keith Strahan and his money. frist, Liberty County and honesty in politics?! You clearly aren't from here. You have a commissoner runing now who is under indicement. Thanks for the laugh on that one. John Otto didn't get any of his money here either, who was he in bed with? John otto has also put his money behind other rep races through the state. How's that for outside influence, buddy? He's tried to influence good conservatives from winnig because he wants the strauss rregiem to continue. bailes is being funded from that pool too. In the end, all this is laughable. Liberty county has always had an eithics problem.

Thank God for this West Texan supporting Keith Strahan Liberals like Joe Strauss are supporting are trying to find people like Bailes to run for office and beat conservatives in the Republican party by joining with Democrats. We need to support Keith Strahan for more reasons than he is from here and has sacrificed much to run. We need to support him because he has our values and is not a Trojan horse trying to steal votes by disguising themselves.

Why would I vote for someone who lives as great a distance from me as the difference in our politicsl views are instead of a man that is right here in Liberty County whose values are like mine? I will hear Ernest Bailes speak next week and make a final decision on my vote, but right now I am leaning big time toward Strahan.

People of Liberty County need to be made aware of Ernest Bailes' political ambitions. Ernest has been endorsed by pro-LGBT groups like TX Business PAC, and taken money from multiple pro-abortion groups. Ernest has been on the phone with the same folks that bankrolled LIBERAL Wendy Davis governor race. That group is the TX Parent PAC, a historically LIBERAL organization that supports abortion and the LGBT community. Ernest Bailes has also taken tens of thousands of dollars from pro-abortion/pro-Obamacare groups, such as Texas Medical Association. It's also been brought to my attention that Ernest refuses to debate Mr. Strahan on the issues. He just sends some Austin staffer to talk about the issues. Ernest has also spent several years of his life lobbying for the Farm Bureau in Washington. Yes. Another lobbyist. Ernest Bailes is a Washington Lobbyist. Ernest Bailes has repeatedly said in public forums that he is willing to compromise on issues such as life and liberty in order to get something done that fits his agenda. Ernest Bailes has on multiple occasions defended the idea that we need MORE property taxes. Yes. MORE PROPERTY TAXES. We need to understand that Ernest really is a closet democrat that wants more power for himself. Look guys, I know it sounds like I have a vendetta against Ernest. I do not. I have known his parents for years. (never really got a chance to know him). Heck, I even voted for Ernest in the primary, but I did some research and found out that Ernest is no friend of people that call themselves Republican or conservative.

The list of Keith Strahan's Liberty County values: 1) Rents an apartment in Houston's second largest homosexual neighborhood, Greenway Plaza. 2) Strahan holds fundraisers in Houston's largest homosexual neighborhood, Montrose. 3) Strahan is 38 years old, never married, has no girlfriend. 4) He doesn't hunt or fish, not an outdoorsman. 5) Strahan moved into his mother's house so he could run for office. 6) Bankrolled by a West Texas millionaire who sets Strahan's agenda. 7) Liberty County gets no say. Liberty County get's no representation.

I see Liberty's own "Pee-wee Herman" in Travis Park is supporting that San-Jac County Ernest Bailes over our long-time resident, Keith Strahan. Not a good time to finally stick your head out, turtle-butt. Vote for somebody that's got our back - vote for 34 year old Keith Strahan - a staight shooter from an old line Moss Bluff family.

You gotta be kidding me. Lying about Keith Strahan's sexual life is part of the Bailes strategy. Hey Ernie, you may pull that kind of crap in San Jacinto County and get away with it, but here in liberty Countyis well known. OH and by the way, every winning candidate and many of the losing candidates for State Representative fromthis county have raised the majority of their money from out of the county - just like you. Strahan raised his from Republicans and you raised yours from people associated with the man that won the Speakersh ip with a pile of Democrats' votes. You better hope time runs out before you are outed.

At the advice of Paul Newton I researched the candidates for State Representative. He thought my research would lead me to vote for Wes Hinch, but what I found out was County Attorney Hinch was a go-along-to-get-along politician. Nice guy, bad candidate. Now I am once again applying Paul’s advice just to make sure what this district would have when we elect one of the two remaining candidates, Ernest Bailes or Keith Strahan. I already have come to believe, unlike Hinch, both are leaders but where they would lead is in direct opposite directions. The disinformation in this race is troubling however and I won’t know what my research can attest to until I hear back from some folks on the inside of the House. I enjoy reading comments on here in the meantime.

I don't know why everyone is making a big deal about where Keith Strahan lives. All of my friends in Liberty already knew he lived in Houston.

I have seen Keith Strahan often the last few years and even more often the last 6 months. There is no way Bales would represent us with the same hometown commitment Keith has.

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The citizens of Liberty County need to be aware of Keith Strahan's background. He grew up in Liberty but moved away. Why did he return home specifically to run for office after being gone for 20 years? The answer: Keith Strahan is being financed by West Texas millionaire, Tim Dunn. For those who are unware, Tim Dunn created a group known as Empower Texans. Empower Texans finances a ton of other, smaller groups and political action committees. Most of Keith Strahan's endorsements and campaign money (aside from the fundraisers he has held in Houston's Montrose section) all come from these groups. In order to receive their money, a candidate has to agree to vote Tim Dunn's way on all matters. Tim Dunn publishes a legislative scorecard and those who score high are those who go along with Tim Dunn. The point is this: a vote for Keith Strahan is a vote for giving our representation away to a West Texas millionaire who could care less about Liberty County and is more interested in a personal vendetta against Joe Straus or whoever he is mad at any given moment. Follow the money of Keith Strahan. Keith Strahan isn't honest and he isn't for Liberty County.

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Has anyone seen what a Horses A$$ Norman Brown has made of himself on Robby Thornton's Facebook. This man has lost it!

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I guess Ted Cruse is going to claim another win in New York. Way to go Ted.

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I have a question?? At Wal-Mart are the lines behind/or in front the handicap parking for handicap also? Just asking

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We went to the Dayton Old Time thing Saturday and what a waste of time. Nothing to see and nothing to do, it too is gone the way of the Liberty Jubilee, I thought is was funny how the local media tried to spin the sparse attendance at the Jubilee by saying "people were afraid of potential rain, so they didn't attend" instead of saying the truth that it sucked, and people have grown tired of attending something so lame as the Jubilee.

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Can you believe it?? I mean really? The lights are still on!!! OMG! It's a little Easter miracle!!




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