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Despite a time where many people are living in fear of the COVID-19 virus, one young lady has celebrated life once again.

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Baytown Junior Forum held their annual grant reception in May at St. Mark’s Methodist Church. Due to the current pandemic, BJF had a drive-by award ceremony in which each of their recipients accepted their award individually.  BJF was able to award a total of $35,967.02 in grants due to thei…

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Graduating seniors in the CNA program at Robert E. Lee and Ross S. Sterling high schools, who are working at Rollingbrook Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, prepare for their shifts. From left are Monserrat Lopez (RSS), Zachary Charalampous (RSS), Jocelyn DeLaCruz (REL), Iris Sanchez (RSS…

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Stroke does not take a vacation or care if a global health crisis is taking place. It can strike anyone at any time with no warning. Responding as quickly as possible to the signs of stroke, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, can save lives.

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In a small ceremony, Goose Creek CISD recently broke ground for Edward Franklin “E.F.” Green Junior School at 5737 E. Wallisville Road. The school is scheduled to open fall 2021.

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The naming of Anahuac ISD teacher grant winners is always the highlight of the year for AISD Education Foundation Board and 2020 was no exception. Several teachers were given funds for a variety of innovative program, products or projects.

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Every Breath by Nicholas Spark, Grand Central, 2011, 224 pages

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T-Mobile donated $25,000 to Goose Creek CISD to help meet the needs of students during the COVID-19 crisis. Erika Foster, director of the Goose Creek CISD Education Foundation, accepted the donation on behalf of the foundation, a nonprofit organization which helps support the district’s stud…

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Several years ago I did a presentation at a local retirement home. I began with brief comments about my books and emphasized how the writing of them had helped me deal with my life. An older gentleman stood and told about finding some “scratching” from his grandfather. He connected with an a…

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During the last couple of months I have come across a lot of unique items while shopping online. Some I happened upon by chance, while others were introduced to me by a friend. In the spirit of supporting small businesses during this time and simply because I love what I have found, I would …

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The Boy Who Grew Too Small by Cliff Beaman, High Pitched Hum Publishing, 2006, Paperback, Age 8 and older, $12.95, 57 pages

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Barbers Hill High School Art Teacher Sheryl Duncan remembers the first time she was old enough to vote in a presidential election. Her choice was George W. Bush. As a young adult and artist, she never dreamed she would one day meet the 43rd President of the United States.

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Antoinette “Toni” Hendricks, Life Skills teacher at Alamo Elementary, is the James Becker Thomson Special Education Teacher of the Year for the 2019-2020 school year.  As the 45th recipient of this award, established by Dr. Richard Thomson, a retired ophthalmologist, in honor of his late bro…

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The Chambers County Youth Livestock Show online auction collected $298,545 in sales and add-ons. The sales brought in $147,325 and the add-on brought in $151,220.

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Their season may have come to an unceremonious and devastating end, but the Sterling High School Rangers baseball team would not let its seniors exit without an amazing stage left.

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Baytown Christian Academy parents Julie Anderson and Sandi Welch wanted their kids to experience prom this year, because one will be graduating and one is a junior, so they decorated the backyard, catered food to go and included close friends and family to celebrate. Dancing and swimming fol…

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With the beautiful weather that we have been blessed to have for the past several weeks I thought about highlighting the outdoors.  Many people spend workdays indoors under fluorescent lights and in front of computers, then by the time they get home they cook dinner and sit and watch television.

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Faith Community Hospice sponsored a senior parade at St. James House Friday, May 8 and over 100 drivers participated. Residents of St. James House were lined up six feet apart on the sidewalk with their caregivers. This was the first time they had been outside in six weeks. Pictured at right…

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Goose Creek Memorial girls soccer coach heads a contingent of area coaches and athletes that earned the Texas Association of Soccer Coaches’ 2020 All Region/All State recognition.

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A recent column told about fishing when my Labrador nearly capsized our canoe late one December afternoon. She saw me casting and thought I had thrown something for her to retrieve. When my lure hit the water, she was assured of it and launched. Swimming into the line with a large fish on on…

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As some of the stay-at-home expectations slowly get lifted by Gov. Greg Abbott that doesn’t mean everyone is rushing out the doors to play as a COVID-19 pandemic continues to live and breath regardless of what some may think.

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State schools may, but are not required to, begin UIL Summer Strength andConditioning and Sport Specific Instruction beginning June 8, under certain requirements set forth by the organization.

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As Memorial Day draws closer it also signals the beginning of a premier outdoor event, the 31st Annual CCA Texas State of Texas Angler’s Rodeo (STAR).

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When it came to Sterling High School tennis this year, sophomore Brian Ward was the epitome of getting the job done for the Rangers.

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Beginning the summer “Best of” series regarding the 2019-20 sports season, the Baytown Sun kicks off with the Top 5 Newcomers of the Year with today’s honorable mention list. 

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The PGA REACH Southern Texas Scholarship Program awarded 28 scholarships amounting to $115,000 to 22 individuals.

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One April, my wife and I were kayak-fishing off the Intracoastal Waterway near the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge. We had hitched a ride across open water from Rockport on a tour boat taking a birding group to the rookery islands. 

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The City of Mont Belvieu is ready to go when it comes to helping citizens get back into working out during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

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The summer is for preparation to compete in the high school sports schedule, but that is on hold as athletic directors and teams try to figure out how they are going to navigate the future with the COVID-19 pandemic.

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It is during these few weeks Texas high school sports would have been in full gear with playoff action

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The Robert E. Lee softball team recently announced its end of season academic award recipients as Rebecca Archibald, Bianca Cuevas, Lindsey Fox, Megan Fox, Sierra Hartman, Breanna Holland, Linzie Jarvis, Madeline Johnson, Cierra Lee, Johanna McKay, Mariah Mendieta, Nicole Price and Evelyn Ru…

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The Goose Creek Memorial girls basketball coach has landed its third head coach in three years, but this one brings quite a bit of credibility to the position.

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Barbers Hill girls basketball players Jaelin Holden and Dalanna Carter earned postseason accolades for their hoops efforts this past week.

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Goose Creek Memorial’s JohnHenry Chapa has committed to play baseball at Jarvis Christian College in Hawkins, Texas this fall. The Bulldogs are an NAIA program. “I am very proud and excited for him,” GCM head coach Brian Williams said. “He has put in a lot of work on the field and in the cla…

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Baseball was full of promise as district play across the region was set to begin before it ended due to the COVID-19 pandemic

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It was a hit and miss early season for local softball teams, but one thing is for sure: A number of players made their mark on the campaign before it got shut down.

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A historic soccer season for the Goose Creek Memorial girls kept on adding to the memory hit parade with the All-District 22-5A team announcements.

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The spring sports season may have been snuffed out with the COVID-19 pandemic, but that doesn’t negate what was happening up until that points.

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The spring sports season may have been snuffed out with the COVID-19 pandemic, but that doesn’t negate what was happening up until that point.

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The Kansas City Chiefs will open defense of their Super Bowl championship by hosting Houston on Sept. 10 in the NFL's annual kickoff game — pending developments in the coronavirus pandemic, of course.

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Capri Wilson of Goose Creek Memorial High School has signed a national Letter of Intent to compete on the Texas A&M Corpus Christi track team. 

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While most events in these interesting times have had to reschedule, or even cancel, the 2020 CCA State of Texas Anglers’ Rodeo will go on as planned. 

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A story tells of a Texas Ranger arriving at a function in full Ranger regalia – boots, starched khakis, starched white shirt, black necktie, a wide-brimmed western hat and the traditional silver Texas Ranger badge. On his hip was a semi-automatic pistol.  

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A magical and historic season for the Goose Creek Memorial girls soccer team may have been cut down because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but it didn’t make it any less memorable.

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University Interscholastic League Executive Director Charles Breithaupt will take a bigger role in any future COVID-19 pandemic issues that affect high school sports in the near future.

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Two weeks on from discovering their senior spring sports season was crushed by the onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic, local athletes were finally able to take time to really take in the magnitude of this loss.

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Crosby’s Jony Encinia led the way in area selections for the 2020 District 22-5A all-district boys soccer pick for the past season cut short to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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BH frosh named soccer Newcomer of the Year

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Casey Veen, center, coaching the Goose Creek Memorial volleyball team last fall, has accepted the head coach position at Barbers Hill. Veen was approved by the Barbers Hill ISD school board on Monday.

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An eight-game slate is in store for the Baytown Christian Academy Bulldogs football team as it prepares to contend for another TAPPS six-man state title.