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Unisa Frazier is overjoyed about the home she will have thanks to the efforts of Baytown Habitat for Humanity. 

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“Grapes of Wrath” by John Steinbeck was first a Pulitzer Prize–winning novel, then an epic motion picture. Now, Lee College Theatre will bring Frank Galati’s 1990 Tony Award-winning dramatization to life. 

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Patrons attending Baytown Little Theater’s “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” opening Sept. 9, will find a greatly improved theater after a summer of finishing touches to the organization’s new building at 2 E. Texas Ave.

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United Way of Greater Baytown Area & Chambers County kicks off its 2016-17 Annual Campaign with a tailgate lunch today at the Baytown Community Center, 2407 Market St, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Campaign Cabinet Chair Missy Malechek will announce the 2016-17 campaign goal. 

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Anna Brooks, coordinator of the Barrett Station Health Advisors and a cancer survivor of 14 years, has partnered with M.D. Anderson Cancer Center for the 17th year to bring their mobile mammography to Crosby.

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This Saturday and Sunday, Baytown Photo Club will offer a two-day show and sale called “The Art of Photography,” to be held at Baytown Community Center, 2407 Market St.

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Teens and their parents wanting to steer clear of unfortunate encounters with police can get some useful information during the “Let’s Talk Again” back-to-school symposium from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Baytown Community Center, 2407 Market St. Topics will include bullying, sexting a…

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United Way of Greater Baytown Area & Chambers County kicks off its 2016-17 annual campaign with a tailgate lunch Friday at the Baytown Community Center, 2407 Market St., from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

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Baytown Police said Walter Pickering, 25, who is suspected of killing 32-year-old Glen Flowers, turned himself in to authorities Friday night.

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A Baytown man, identified by the Baytown Police Department as 32-year-old Glen Flowers, was fatally shot in the parking lot of the Valero gas station in the 1600 block of North Alexander Drive shortly after midnight Friday. Witnesses told officers on scene the suspect was a black male who d…

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Discounted dog vaccinations are being offered 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at the Chambers County Annex on Eagle Drive in Mont Belvieu through a cooperative effort of the Chambers County Sheriff’s Office Animal Control Unit and Sarah Matak, DVM, of the Winnie Veterinary Clinic. Cost is $7 for rabi…

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The opening lap of Bay Area Relay for Life is less than four days away – volunteers are working hard to get ready for the event and there’s still time to support the effort to defeat cancer.

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The City of Baytown’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Board has decided not to recommend naming a park after a Baytown soldier killed in Afghanistan last year.

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Forty Goose Creek CISD students advanced to the Texas History Day competition as a result of winning 1st or 2nd place in their category at the recent Lee College Regional History Day. The State competition will take place in Austin May 2-3. 

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Dave Sherron, longtime purchasing agent for Goose Creek CISD and later manager and CEO of the Baytown Teachers Credit Union, died Saturday. Arthur David Sherron was 86.

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For the second time in less than two years, acclaimed Catholic actor and producer Leonardo Defilippis is returning to Baytown for a performance at the St. Joseph Family Center, 1912 Carolina Street.

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Only days after discussing her future as a volleyball athlete, former Lee College player, Jessica Hardin, has a new home.

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Ava Martinez of Baytown and Caylee Young of League City, both aged 11, won the 12U Division of a Third Coast Volleyball sand volleyball tournament in Houston last weekend. The duo captured the Lone Star Region Beach National Qualifier on the USA National Beach Tour and earned a bid to the na…

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Lee College sophomore volleyball player and Barbers Hill alum Jessica Hardin is scrambling to find a new future following school president Dr. Lynda Villanueva’s announcement to suspend athletics for the 2020-21 campaign due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Baytown Little League Board of Directors voted to cancel its summer season during the meeting Saturday. 

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Barbers Hill graduate Connor Dunham celebrated his signing with the Galveston College baseball team last week at home with his family.  “I picked Galveston because I love the coaching staff and it felt like the right place for me. I’m ready to go in and compete for a spot right away and I fe…

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It may be a Shock, but softball is still an option for some girls in the Baytown area despite the COVID-19 pandemic squashing so many opportunities.

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The Goose Creek CISD athletic department announced late Wednesday all summer workouts would be put on hiatus beginning Saturday after seeing a spike in COVID-19 outbreaks.

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Week one of Little League baseball is in the books and there were some strong performances of note as the Little League Players of the Week were named this weekend.

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The Barbers Hill Little League announced this weekend it will cancel the remainder of its spring/summer season due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic.

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On May 21, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission was finally able to conduct a previously postponed March meeting delayed by COVID-19 and adopted changes to state saltwater and freshwater fishing and hunting regulations. The new rules will go into effect September 1. 

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A solid number of softball players saw their chance to play squashed when both the Baytown Girls Fastpitch Softball Association and the Mont Belvieu Youth Softball Association canceled their seasons.

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Area coaches may have lost two-plus months to finish the sports season and hope for some fantastic results before riding off into the 2019-20 sunset, but that did not keep many from performing some incredible feats before COVID-19 wrecked the calendar in March.

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The relationship between Strong Sports Management and the City of Mont Belvieu has come to an end.

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I’ve been blessed with a love of dogs since childhood. It began with my father’s fox terrier he named “Jigger” when I was just a toddler. There have been many since.

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Social distancing has been the expectation for Goose Creek CISD schools during the first week back on the training fields and courts since the COVID-19 pandemic shut down school activities in March.

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Texas Tech junior pitcher and former Barbers Hill baseball player Bryce Bonnin has a potential new home in his sport.

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Parks and Rec adult sports reopen begins Monday

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The top two sports moments of 2019-2020 were the ultimate dichotomy: One was about a bright and shining future and the other left the next years and decades in a state of limbo.

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The Ganders have seen a rise in participation in the football program as it returned to the practice field this week as state prep sports teams were able to get back into action.

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Last week, the city gave the go-ahead for Baytown Little League, Baytown Girls Fastpitch Association and the Baytown Teenage Baseball Associations (BTBA) to get their seasons started. The first two begin games Monday while the BTBA – PONY league – has its first games June 23. 

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Barbers Hill High School took time out to recognize the special achievement of three of its athletes.

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Texas Tech pitcher and Barbers Hill alum, Bryce Bonnin is listed as the 103rd best prospect and a potential third or fourth round pick for the 2020 Major League Baseball draft by Baseball America.

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Sterling High School former goalkeeper Jose Marquez is heading to Ranger (TX) Community College this fall following a move from his younger days as a defender and striker.

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Robert E. Lee baseball player Bryce Contreras signed his letter to continue his baseball career at Schreiner University next season. From left are his father, Craig Contreras, sister Madi Contreras, mother Melissa Contreras, Bryce, and Lee baseball coach Trent Padgett.

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During her high school years, Gabby Cantu learned her fair share about adversity. 

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Goose Creek Memorial senior baseball player Noah Butler has signed a Letter of Intent to attend Indian Hills Community College, a Division I NJCAA program, in Centerville, Iowa. The program is in the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference and Butler noted an established relationship with…