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Juan Garza, center, a Crosby resident, is heading to Ft. Jackson, South Carolina to train to become a soldier in the U.S. Army. Recruiters from the Baytown U.S. Army Recruiting Station were on hand to congratulate Garza and other Army recruits. They gathered at the Texas First Bank to also h…

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Last week I returned to my love, Yosemite, and visited two other national parks along the way. I will share their stories in depth at a later date, but would like to share select highlights from the entire trip at this time.

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The City of Baytown is hosting a Back 2 School Sock Drive through July 15. Donations can be made at designated city drop-off sites for distribution to students in need. New socks of any color and infant, child and adult sizes will be accepted. The donated socks will be given away at a Back t…

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The United Way of Greater Baytown Area & Chambers County will hold its annual meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., July 11 at the Wismer Distributing Company located at 3827 I-10 East Frontage Road in Mont Belvieu. 

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The Goose Creek CISD Education Foundation is proud to announce that Community Resource Credit Union, longtime partner with Goose Creek CISD, is a top MVP sponsor for the All-Star Gala Sept. 14 at Minute Maid Park, home of the Houston Astros.

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Faith Presbyterian Church invites children ages 4 to 11 years to explore where God’s power can take you at “To Mars and Beyond” Vacation Bible School. This space adventure includes exciting music, amazing science, crafts, fun recreation, and Bible stories that will help children experience G…

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Two Goose Creek CISD academies received notification from the National Career Academy Coalition that they achieved Model Status, the highest rating granted, based on the National Standards of Practice for Career Academies. Ratings include Model, Certified or In Progress.

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The Old River Masonic Lodge No. 142 presented two teachers and three students with scholarships to celebrate the achievements of all five.

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We recently spent a day at Galveston. We visited San Luis Pass beach, a spot I’d never been to before, yet would now recommend. While it wasn’t near the seawall, there was barely any seaweed or trash, and it wasn’t overly crowded.

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My family and I took advantage of the great Subway coupons inside The Baytown Sun this weekend. We had a get together and bought almost one of every sandwich advertised. Subway definitely saved the day. No prep, just fun.

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Donna and Jerry Ruyle of Baytown are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. They met on a blind date in 1957 and were married on June 5, 1959 in Houston and made their home in Baytown. The couple have four children, Jerry Ruyle, Jr., Garry and Vicki Ruyle, Kerri and Richard Lucas and Te…

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June 1 marked the official start of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season. Last week, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration  Prediction Center released its seasonal outlook that predicts that nine to 15 named storms could potentially develop in the Atlantic basin this year. 

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Eight years ago, I was preparing to graduate from the University of Houston – Clear Lake with my bachelor’s degree in communication. It was a bittersweet time. I clung to the present with one hand as I reached for the future with the other. 

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There was a time in my life where at least one weekend night was reserved for tacos. Now I understand the concept of Taco Tuesday. In fact, at times I embrace it. 

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On May 18, the three GCCISD high schools shared one last celebration together before the end of this academic year to practice and promote the French language. 

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Summer is approaching; the temperature is getting hotter every day, so I would like to remind everyone to stay hydrated. It is important that everyone drink plenty of water every day. Sugary and carbonated drinks contain caffeine which accelerates dehydration. Two of the most common signs of…

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It has been a long time coming, but the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new facility for the Baytown Early Head Start/Head Start program has finally arrived. 

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This past Lent season, I decided to forgo using Facebook and instead replaced the time spent there with living in the present, whether the activity was boring or seemingly useless.

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After the death of her husband, Anson Jones, in 1858, Mary Smith McCrory Jones moved her family to Galveston and then in 1859, to Goose Creek. That same year she purchased her farm called Headquarters from the estate of Henry G. Smith, with Ashbel Smith having Power of Attorney for his broth…

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As the school year comes to an end, my daughter is readying to say goodbye to some of her friends. They are preparing to set off on journeys of their own, and she will watch them go as she remains here for a time.

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1 The 6th Annual Spc. Keith E. Grace Jr. Fundraiser & Remembrance will be celebrated Saturday at O’Neals on the Water. The gates will open at 11 a.m. with auctions, raffles, live music, barbecue sandwiches, horseshoes, washers and a corn hole tournament. There will also be an outdoor con…

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The Bay Area Heritage Society will hold its annual fundraiser, “An Evening on the Avenue, A Wine & Cheese Soiree,” Tuesday.  The event will start at 5:30 p.m. at Dirty Bay, 224 West Texas Ave. and will benefit the Baytown Historical Museum. 

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Texas District 14 Little League baseball playoffs are off and running and some tournaments are set to begin while a few have wrapped up action for the summer.

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BEAUMONT — The East used an 82-yard touchdown pass from Nederland’s Blaysin Fernandez to Jalen Davis of Silsbee with 7:08 remaining in the game to clinch a 17-7 win over the West team on Saturday night at Beaumont ISD Memorial Stadium in the SETCA All-Star Game. 

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Barbers Hill girls pitch West softball to victory; East wins baseball battle

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Like many high school athletes, Goose Creek Memorial basketball player Madison Jones competed while working toward a dream. That dream was to compete at the next level. 

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After a tough loss to end the season, the Barbers Hill softball program moved into the future this summer as it played host to its annual camp.

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It was a good chance to gauge just how good his football team looks going into the new season this fall, so Tom Westerberg headed to Belton.

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A new volleyball season is set to tip off in two months and a handful of local teams have decided to get together and get an early look at where they stand.

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It’s moving into year three for Marcus Ebow as the head boys basketball coach at Goose Creek Memorial and it is clear that he is getting more comfortable in the role.

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GCM head boys soccer coach William Freeman is holding his program’s summer camp and over 110 have attended – both boys and girls – and the excitement is apparent.

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The regular high school volleyball season tips off in a little over two months, but the Goose Creek Memorial, Sterling and Barbers Hill programs are getting an early start on the campaign this week.

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If you’ve never fished offshore, google “red snapper fishing in Texas waters.” It’s exciting enough just leaving any Texas port and heading out to the deep, but if you’re lucky enough to get into the red snappers – or many other Gulf fish – it’s a memory that will stay with you for life.

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Two weeks after Tri Danley left for his hometown of Seminole, the Barbers Hill athletic department found his replacement in leading the girls basketball program.

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The dominance the Barbers Hill softball team enjoyed on the diamond in District 21-5A play continued a week into the offseason.

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Goose Creek Memorial and Crosby high schools shared plenty of the All-District 22-5A spoils as the best players for 2019 were announced this week.

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