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Chamber News for July 2019
Wednesday, July 17th @ Liberty Center (Liberty City Hall)
1829 Sam Houston Street | 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Ernest Bailes
State Representative, District 18

State Representative Ernest Bailes is from Texas’ House District 18 which includes Liberty, San Jacinto, and Walker counties. Rep. Bailes is currently serving on the House Committee(s) on Energy Resources and Corrections. This is his second term as a House member.

If scheduling permits, a representative from Texas Department of Transportation will also be on hand to present information from TxDOT and to answer questions.
Following the luncheon, a ribbon cutting will be held for
Lee Bertrand (Agent)
Humana offers an array of health insurance plans including Medicare, Dental, Vision, Medicaid, Pharmacy and Employer.
Catered by
Subway - Dayton & Liberty
Katrina Garrison, General Manager

Green salad with a choice of meats – plus a sandwich
or wrap with salad, chips, cookies, drink or water.

Cost: $12
To provide an accurate head count for the caterer, please register for the luncheon as soon as possible in one of three ways:
  • Via e-mail to chamberadmin@imsday (specify the number of persons in your group).
  • Via telephone at 936.336.5736.
  • Online using the Events Calendar (look for the green "Register Now" button next to the event).
The Liberty-Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce 30th Annual Steak Dinner/Auction fundraiser will be held on Friday, August 9 starting at 6 p.m. at the Dayton Community Center. Tickets are $100 each and will be available for sale soon. You may come by the Chamber office at any time and reserve your favorite lucky number.

The event begins with a delicious pit-cooked steak dinner and all the trimmings prepared on site by the ‘Flat-Line Cookers,’ the award winning cooking team of Liberty-County EMS, which consists of EMS personnel and volunteers. LaVonna Templeton is the ‘Chief Cook’ who orders the food for this large event and organizes the preparation, along with Mike Koen, Michael Templeton and Johnny Spurlock. The steak dinners are served from 6-7:30 p.m. 

The Silent Auction begins at 6 p.m. followed by the Live Auction at 7:30-7:45 p.m. Plan to arrive a little early to browse the auction items until serving begins.

Bill Buchanan is our announcer again this year. Bill Monk and Cliff Richey will handle the sound. Liberty County Tax
Collector Richard Brown will conduct the drawing for the ‘500’ which begins at approximately 6 p.m.
The ‘500’ is a reverse draw with many great prizes to be won. Each ‘500’ ticket is your entry into the drawing and also entitles you to the steak dinner with all the trimmings. Desserts and beverages are also included, at no charge.

Auction items include vacation and golf packages, tickets to entertainment and athletic events, fishing, camping and hunting gear, tools, household items and much more. Further information is provided as the date of the event draws near. Please contact the Chamber to have your business represented with an auction item or monetary support of this year’s fundraiser.

Everyone is invited to attend this event. The Chamber supports businesses, so you are encouraged to dress comfortably and wear your business shirt if desired.

Contact either office of the Chamber — 1801 Trinity Street, Liberty (936.336.5736 - e-mail chamber@imsday.com) or 109 S. Main, Dayton (936.257.8926 - e-mail ldchamber@imsday.com).

You can view images of the auction tickets including the prize list at the end of this newsletter.
From our friends at KSHN radio:

After 42 years in operation, first as KPXE AM and since 1991 as KSHN FM 99.9, the radio station has been sold. Our last day as KSHN FM will be Monday, July 1st. At 12:01 a.m. on July 2nd, our signal will be taken over by the new owners, KSBJ.

The decision to sell was a difficult one of owner Bill Buchanan, 42 years of more than 54 years of his professional career was spent in Liberty, Texas.

To all our listeners, advertisers and friends, we have enjoyed our time as your hometown station, we hope we’ve done some good, and we will miss all of you.

We will keep streaming at kshn.com, so while we are going off your radio, we are not completely going away.

We will still be here, just different. We hope you’ll make the transition with us from terrestrial radio at 99.9 FM to internet at www.kshn.com or on most smart phones with the TuneIn app.
Submitted by Chris Jarmon, CPM, Assistant City Manager - Economic & Community Development, City of Liberty.

On Tuesday June 11, the Liberty City Council approved an ordinance to change the way the city charges for residential building permits. The fees for residential building permits will now be based on the square footage of the property.

Previously, the City of Liberty charged for residential building permits based on the value of the property. However, HB 852, signed by Governor Abbott on May 21, prohibits municipalities from charging for residential building permits based on value.

The City of Liberty will now charge $0.43 per square foot for new construction residential building permits and $0.43 per square foot (with a minimum fee of $235) for residential additions.

For more information about the City of Liberty’s new residential building permit fees, please call the Inspections & Permits Department at 936-336-3684 or visit them online here: www.cityofliberty.org/inspections-permits-department.
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 Thank you for your membership and support of the Chamber!

Richard Cron
Individual Member

Kelly D. McCain (Operations Manager)
306 Travis Street
Radio station
LaChanda F. Ryans is the new Marketing Outreach Coordinator at Health Center of Southeast Texas. You can reach LaChanda at 281.592.2224 ext 206 or e-mail hcsetoutreach@hcset.com. HCSET has locations in Cleveland, Liberty, Livingston, and Shepherd for all of your medical needs. Find them online at hcset.com.
A ribbon cutting was held on July 5th for America's Mattress in Liberty. Walter Bond is the owner. Along with their 28 mattress showroom, America's Mattress now carries affordable furniture next door including bedroom sets, sofas, sectionals, loveseats, lift chairs and recliners. "All at low Liberty pricing". Stop by 921 Main Street or give them a call at 936.334.1469.
Darwin Davis is the new Event Coordinator for Burger Works (Whataburger) covering over nine area Whataburger locations.
11- Thursday
  • Job Fair, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. at Liberty Health Care Center, 1206 N. Travis. Lee College will be in attendance with information about career paths in the healthcare industry.
17- Wednesday
  • Monthly Business Luncheon at Liberty Center, 11:45 a.m.with State Rep. Ernest Bailes and representative from TxDOT (if scheduling permits). Information: 936.336.5736.
27- Saturday
  • Moth Night Out, 9 p.m. at the Trinity River National Wildlife Refuge office on FM 1011 in Liberty. Information: 936.336.9786.
27-28 - Saturday & Sunday
  • Harvest Market at Harvest Event Center, 9775 Hwy. 146 N., Liberty. See flyer below for details.
The next bus trip to Coushatta Resort & Casino in Kinder, Louisiana is scheduled for Thursday, July 18. The cost is $15 per person. For reservations contact Eliza Guidry at 936.402.0340.

Complete information on the bus trip can be found at the Chamber website.
Coming up in August: 29th Annual Burnham Classic @ Liberty Municipal Golf Course, August 2 - 4. Proceeds go to Tri-County Behavioral Healthcare. Information: 713.907.5772 or 936.346.3711.
  • Liberty Faux Real Trade Days, 321 FM 563 in Liberty. 936.391.8600. Many vendors on hand with crafts, clothing, food, antiques and much more. Held on the weekend following the third Monday each month (except October and December).
  • Liberty Street Rally (Cars, Coffee & More) on the square in Downtown Liberty. Meets on the 2nd Saturday of the month (weather permitting), 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. See classic cars, hot rods, motorcycles and more.
  • Third Thursday on Sam Houston Street. Participating shops in the 1800 block of Sam Houston (near the courthouse square) are open late every third Thursday of the month with great deals, food and live music.
  • Coffee with the Mayor. Held the third Thursday of each month (except for holidays or conflicting events). Citizens of Liberty are invited to have coffee with Mayor Carl Pickett and City Manager Tom Warner in the council chambers of City Hall. This is an opportunity to discuss ideas or projects or to voice any concerns citizens may wish to express. 936.336.3684.
Please visit our  online calendar  at libertydaytonchamber.com for additional events and updates added throughout the month. Dates and activities shown in this newsletter are subject to change.

Past issues of Chamber News can be accessed  here  on the Chamber website. Copies are kept online for a period of one year.

Liberty-Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce
1801 Trinity Street | Liberty, Tx. 77575 | 936.336.5736 | chamber@imsday.com
109 S. Main Street | Dayton, Tx. 77535 | 936.257.8926 | ldchamber@imsday.com
Visit us online at  libertydaytonchamber.com