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Chamber News for October 2019
Monthly Business Luncheon
Wednesday, October 23rd @ Liberty Center (Liberty City Hall)
1829 Sam Houston Street
Noon - 1 p.m. (serving begins @ 11:45 a.m.)

with guest speaker
Texas State Game Warden
Lauren Iles
After two years working along the Mexico border in Webb County, Texas Game Warden Lauren Iles is happy for a change of scenery in Southeast Texas. The 30-year-old Austin native is the newest game warden for Liberty County, part of a two-person team along with Game Warden Jake Noxon. Lauren can also be seen on the popular television series Lone Star Law, aired locally on the Animal Planet cable network.

Catered by Chicken Express - Dayton
Chicken tenders with gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, roll, cookies, tea and water.

Cost: $12
Registration is required by 12 noon - Monday, October 21.
You can register for the luncheon 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).
Submitted by Chris Jarmon, CPM
Assistant City Manager - Economic & Community Development
City of Liberty, TX

On Tuesday July 16, the Liberty Community Development Corporation (LCDC) approved the creation of a downtown façade improvement grant program. The program would be available to any commercial business located in downtown Liberty, TX, which is defined as the area between MLK and Grand and between Milam and San Jacinto.

The program would provide for reimbursement of 50% of expenses up to a max of $20,000 related to improvements to a business’s façade. Eligible expenses include improvements to landscaping, porches, signage, windows, doors, awnings, lighting, painting, and other improvements. Interior renovations, payroll expenses, and equipment or machinery used in the business would not be eligible expenses under this program.

To apply, a business needs to submit an application and associated documentation to LCDC. All applications must be approved by LCDC prior to beginning any work for improvements that are to be reimbursed under this program.

Please call 936-334-7118 to request a copy of the downtown façade improvement program guidelines and application. To learn more about the Liberty Community Development Corporation, please visit them online here: www.cityofliberty.org/liberty-community-development-corporation.
Liberty County drop-off sites (alphabetical order by city):
City of Cleveland Operation Refuge Recycling Center
904 East Houston Street
(281) 592-0204
OPEN: 24/7. ACCEPTS: Mixed Paper, Cardboard, Cans, Scrap Metal, Plastics #1, #2, #4, and #5, Plastic Bags and Plastic Film, Textiles.

Liberty County Precinct 2
367 County Road 2206, Cleveland
(281) 592-3571
OPEN: Monday - Thursday: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm. ACCEPTS: Paper.

Precinct 4 Barn
1034 County Road 605, Dayton
(936) 258-5202. OPEN: Monday - Thursday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm.
ACCEPTS: Mixed Paper, Cardboard, Motor Oil and Filters.

Liberty County Precinct 2 Barn
588 County Road 2010, Hardin.
(936) 298-2790. OPEN: Monday - Thursday: 7:00 am - 5:30 pm. ACCEPTS: Paper, Cardboard.
Hull Citizen's Collection Station
7981 FM 834 East, Hull.
(936) 587-4922. OPEN: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm. ACCEPTS:
Paper, Cans, Plastics, Tires, Car/Tractor Batteries, Motor Oil and Filters, Cooking Oil.

Raywood Citizen's Collection Station Drop-Off
FM 770 South
(936) 587-4922. OPEN: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm. ACCEPTS:
Paper, Cans, Plastics, Tires, Car/Tractor Batteries, Motor Oil and Filters, Cooking Oil.

South Rye Citizen's Collection Station
27869 Highway 146 North, Rye.
(936) 298-2790. OPEN: Tuesday - Saturday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. ACCEPTS:
Paper, Cardboard, Metal, Cooking Oil, Tires, Motor Oil and Filters.
Dayton Proclaimed Official OST City

The City of Dayton was recently named an official Old Spanish Trail City by the Old Spanish Trail (OST) Association.

Read more
Prosperity Bank announces the reconstruction of the Dayton banking center. As of Monday, September 23rd the banking center has temporarily relocated to a building on-site at 106 North Main Street.
Normal hours, a full service lobby, drive thru lanes, and an ATM are available at the temporary building.

Trinity Valley Exposition Fair & Rodeo,
October 11-19, 2019
It's time again for the annual TVE Fair & Rodeo with lots of activities getting underway during October! Visit the TVE website for a schedule of all events.
The next bus trip to Coushatta Resort & Casino in Kinder, Louisiana is scheduled for Saturday, November 9th. The cost is $15. For reservations contact Eliza Guidry at 936.402.0340. More information on the bus trip can be found at the Chamber website.
Tune in to our monthly Chamber radio show on the Partyline program (normally the third Thursday of the month) at KSHN.COM, highlighting the latest news and information from the Chamber. Use the Tunein app available for your smartphone, or visit kshn.com for schedules and further information.
Attention Chamber Members:
Is your business having an open house during the holidays? Let us know and we'll help get the word out.

Call the Chamber at 936.336.5736 or e-mail chamberadmin@imsday.com with the details.
Country Christmas 2019, sponsored by the City of Liberty, is scheduled for Tuesday, December 3rd in downtown Liberty. Anyone who wishes to place an entry in the parade can download the 2019 Country Christmas Parade Form (in PDF format) from our website under " Forms & Documents".
A beautiful new storefront shopping center is being built by Arnold Construction at 605 W. Clayton St. Dayton TX, 77535. This is a prime location with highway frontage on FM 1960.
The wide open floor plan allows for leasers to design their space to best suit their business needs. 8,000 Sq. Ft. of lease space available. To schedule a viewing or for more information please contact Arnold Construction at 936-258-8236. 
The Liberty County tax office has completed their relocation to 3210 US 90 (in the former Joe's Italian Grill building). Contact numbers are:
  • Property Tax: 936.336.4633; Auto Registration: 936.336.4629; Voter Registration: 936.336.4528; Fax: 936.253.8040.
Thank you for your membership and support of the Chamber!
Cricket Wireless
2309 N. Main St.
Liberty 77575 | Tel. 936.641.9359
CMC Railroad, LLC
Marcus Goering (President)
4445 Highway 90 W. | P.O. Box 605
Dayton 77535 | Tel. 936.258.4030
Women of Challenge
Adele Dodd (Founder)
Tel. 936.333.6335
"Drafting documents for attorneys (Discovery, Motions, etc.); typing; receptionist; filing (office help), data entry; resume editing assistance.
Light cleaning: organizing (shelves, closets, rooms, home offices); laundry (wash, fold or iron); babysitting; pet sitting or washing; vehicle washing and vacuuming.
Cooking; Run errands (a ride to run your own errands we can assist in that too). IF there is no answer that just means we are busy working on a project. Please leave a message and someone will call you back as quick as possible".
Tuesday, October 22 - 10 a.m.
Cricket Wireless, 2309 N. Main Street in Liberty.
(see their flyer elsewhere in this newsletter).
Tomoe Engineering USA, Inc. has two job openings at their Liberty location.

Centrifuge Mechanic or Industrial or Manufacturing Mechanic.
Disassemble, clean, inspect, reassemble high precision rotating equipment, operate materials handling equipment and hand power tools.

Industrial Electrician
Install, troubleshoot, and repair electrical and electronic controls and systems, using required knowledge and understanding of mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, fluidic, and electrical systems/components, and diagnosing electrical motor failures.

Maria I. Rodriguez, HR Mgr.
2401 Highway 90
Liberty, TX 77575
936.641.9065 | E-mail: mrodriguez@tomo-engineeringusa.com
Meet & Greet - Book Launch & Signing
with authors Beth Misner and Betty Wells Runkle, ND
"Healing Can Be Easy
How I Healed Cancer With The BodyMind"
5:30 - 8 p.m.@ The Health Fix Store
334 Main Street in downtown Liberty
936.336.9001 | thehealthfixstore.com
Several local health & wellness professionals will be present with displays and resources.
Refreshments will be served.
  • TVE Baby Parade, 10 a.m. in downtown Liberty.
  • TVE Opening Day Parade, 10 a.m. in downtown Liberty.
  • Houston Food Bank truck, 10 a.m. @ Liberty Church of Christ, 3201 N. Main.
  • BBQ Potato Sale benefiting South Liberty County Meals on Wheels @ St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Liberty. $10 per plate - pick up or eat in. Delivery available to offices, schools with 3-plus orders. 936.641.2846. libertymeals.com.
  • Skywarn / CoCoRaHs Training, 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. @ Liberty Center. See flyer elsewhere in this newsletter.
  • Retirement party for Trinity River Refuge Manager Stuart Marcus - 6 p.m. at Liberty Center, 1829 Sam Houston St., Liberty. Please RSVP by Monday, October 14th to 936.336.9786.

(Events listed above are those occurring after the newsletter distribution date. Please visit our   online calendar   at libertydaytonchamber.com for additional events and updates added throughout the month).
  • 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.
  • 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.
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