30 Livingston burns

Downtown Livingston circa 1902. The courthouse is shown on the left behind the drug store. Ben Lewis photo A battle between prohibitionists and imbibers led to the fiery destruction of downtown Livingston in 1902. Residents rallied to keep commerce going and rebuild the small railroad town.

Escapees from Liberty County Jail captured

SHEPHERD — A multi-agency manhunt came to an end in the Cherry Creek area of Shepherd at about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday when alert residents spotted two men in the tree line that resembled two escapees from the Liberty County Jail. Det. Gary Sharpen of the San Jacinto County Sheriff’s Office said that resident called 911 and state and county law enforcement flooded the area. The men were located...