Despite a time where many people are living in fear of the COVID-19 virus, one young lady has celebrated life once again.
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…
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…
Dr. Nadia Fida, a cardiologist specializing in heart failure and transplantation, has been named medical director of the heart failure program at Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital.
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.
Edwin “Ed” Slusser and wife, Bonita, have celebrated their share of wedding anniversaries, but the Crosby couple’s latest marriage milestone was observed in a truly unique fashion.
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.
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.
The Goose Creek CISD board has named Tailis Oniwon as the new principal of Crockett Elementary.
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…
ROTA, Spain - Petty Officer 2nd Class Garrett Dannelley, a native of Baytown, serves aboard USS Porter, a guided missile destroyer, homeported in Rota, Spain.
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…
Baytown is rapidly growing and the Baytown Chamber of Commerce is growing with it.
Glen David and Deborah Wallingford Troha were married May 16, 1970 at Wooster Baptist Church.
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 …
The Boy Who Grew Too Small by Cliff Beaman, High Pitched Hum Publishing, 2006, Paperback, Age 8 and older, $12.95, 57 pages
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.
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…
The grounds of the Texas Historical Commission’s San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site have re-opened for visitors during daylight hours.
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.
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.
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…
Harris County Precinct 2 Commissioner Adrian Garcia in partnership with the San Jacinto Community Center will begin a weekly food fair of free grab & go kid’s meals starting today.
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.
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…
United Way of Greater Baytown Area and Chambers County announced another $2,000 COVID-19 Emergency grant was awarded to Hearts and Hands.
I had a lot planned over the course of the last two months. Some projects have been completed, while others were never started.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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…
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.
Memories of outdoor adventures and misadventures could fill a book. I hope you are banking a treasury of them to savor at family get togethers. They’re priceless.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Necessity is the mother of invention which makes the signing of Sterling volleyball player Alex Lee a possible new standard for Goose Creek CISD athletes.
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.