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Baytown Councilwoman Heather Betancourth and the League of Women Voters of the Bay Area invite the public to participate in several free events planned in Baytown this month to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the 19th Amendment of the U.S. constitution.  

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Chambers County is excited to announce that we have partnered with the National Weather Service, the City of Mont Belvieu and the City of Baytown to host a virtual hurricane preparedness workshop at 2 p.m. on Aug. 4

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Succulent Sleuths Protect U.S. Botanic Gardens by Janice Law, Illustrations by Jason Eckhardt, Published by IngramSpark for ages 8-13 and adults.

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The Lung Cancer Screening Program at Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital helps high risk patients receive a diagnosis and treatment plan at an early stage of the disease.

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Baytown Lion’s Club President Beth Thompson receives the “President’s Appreciation Plaque” as she begins her year as Club President.  Presenting the plaque is First Vice-President Wally Vosloh. 

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While COVID-19 has devastated many businesses, it has landed a serious punch on Baytown’s own VFW Post 912. 

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Cali Kitchen – Vietnamese & Thai Cuisine Express located at 5010 Garth Road, #208 celebrated their grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony held by Baytown Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors. Baytown Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors and friends joined owner, Brenda Tran, as she cut the r…

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Rufus and Alice Mitchell Scholarship is a yearly $500 scholarship designed to encourage positive academic performance of first-time college students. Scholarship entries are limited to members of Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Baytown.  

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The City of Baytown has installed a new high-tech Omniflow light in Jenkins Park, the first light fixture of its kind in Texas. This is one of the latest projects the Parks and Recreation Department has completed as part of their mission to implement the newest and most creative ways to fulf…

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Michelle Bitterly of Awards & Engraving, left, presents a $1,000 check to Hearts and Hands of Baytown President Nikki Rincon. The donation will help the organization with its local food distribution events held by various entities.  

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Humid and muggy conditions can make it feel hotter than it really is. During these hot summer months and high heat indices, people find themselves making extra efforts to completely cool down after being exposed to high temperatures throughout the day.  

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The City of Baytown has received a Rachael Ray Save Them All COVID-19 Relief Grant from Best Friends Animal Society to ensure that the Animal Control and Adoption Center continues to help save the lives of homeless animals in Baytown. 

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Recently Goose Creek Chapter No. 798, Order of the Eastern Star hosted their installation of officers for 2020-21 at Goose Creek Masonic Lodge in Baytown. Installed were Patricia Bojczuk as Worthy Matron and Carl Wilkin as Worthy Patron. Also installed were Lynn Starkey as Associate Matron, …

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The Rotary Club of Highlands installed new officers for 2020-21 June 19.  Judge Mike Parrott was the installing officer for the banquet, hosted by Robert and Ann Woodall. Larry White led the group in prayer, then Denise Smith led the pledge of allegiance. The event was catered by Catfish on Wheels.

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My heart is aching. Prom has been canceled and the graduation ceremony postponed. Stores are selling out of goods again. People are sick. Our nation is hurting. I am hurting. 

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Being outdoors can provided some needed relief for many during these stressful times, but participating in outdoor activities requires planning to deal with common summertime health hazards.

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Madeleine Broussard, a sophomore at IMPACT Early College High School during the 2019-20 school year, placed seventh in the Senior Individual Performance Category at National History Day, which was held virtually this year. Her project was entitled, “The Catt in the Hat Breaks Barriers for th…

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In 2018, I crammed the entire deer forecast into one column. My mistake. Last year, I broke it into two parts, and it worked better. There are more deer in Texas and more to write about, so I’ll again take two weeks to cover it. This week’s column will include the Hill Country and West Texas…

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It may only be for the time being, but Anahuac and Baytown Christian high schools have managed a way to secure fall schedules for their athletic programs.

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With the fall sports season approaching, a number of local athletes who have parlayed prep success into a spot on a college program are now faced with some trepidation. 

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TAPPS has announced that it will allow its schools to play a maximum eight-game regular season for football instead of the originally proposed six following an earlier response to the growing number of COVID-19 cases in the state.

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Fishing. So much about it is so misunderstood by so many. When I first moved to Austin and saw clear, running water in the streams and beautiful lakes free of trash and litter, I was captivated. I asked my new landlord if he knew anything about fishing in the area. 

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Even though sports were shut down prematurely, the Robert E. Lee athletic program seemed to be trending upward all season.

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Baytown’s Ava Martinez and Amber Salazar secured a bid to the AVP Juniors East Coast Championship in Clearwater, Florida in November.  They competed in the AVP Americas Junior’s 1 Star qualifying event finishing in second place. This is the first time the duo has paired up for a beach volley…

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Two years ago, it was Angleton in a classic Region 3 finals series and last spring it was this little thing called COVID-19 that ended the Barbers Hill softball team’s seasons in inglorious fashion.

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As most high school sports fans look toward the UIL for clarity on when athletics will start, TAPPS is ahead of the curve with its announcement. 

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The Sterling volleyball team had the opportunity to come together for preseason workouts last week. Instead, the Lady Ranger program opted for another week of online workouts as the season draws nearer. 

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The Goose Creek ISD school board made some tough decisions in regard to adapting the start of school in addition to extra-curricular activities to the COVID-19 pandemic Monday night. The board opted to allow district students who take virtual classes to participate in extra-curricular activi…

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The team formerly known as the Washington Redskins is in search of a new identity. 

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The Texas Shock 2k11 8U team went undefeated to capture the USFA World Series in Panama City. The team posted a 94-5 record this summer. Pictured in the bottom row from left, Yuliana Garcia, Clarissa Piña, Layla Werner, Suhina Shetty. Kaylein Estrada and Alynna Valdivia. Middle row from left…

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High school athletic programs jumped back into workouts Monday after a brief layoff with the July sun waiting to greet them.

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I had decided to write about the closing weeks of the Coastal Conservation Association’s 2020 STAR tournament when I got an email enticingly entitled, “Psst-they’re still out there!” from my friend, Dylan Sassman, assistant tournament director.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has limited peoples’ movements to a large degree since March and with gyms and exercise establishments open its not better opportunity to get one’s health back.

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The self-imposed athletic postponement of high school workouts involving strength and conditioning and skill work will end next week with workouts resuming Monday.

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The Texas Shock 2k9 10U softball squad consisting of mostly girls from the Baytown area, traveled to Brenham last weekend for the July 4th Bash and came away as the tournament’s top squad.

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Crosby High School girls basketball coach Michelle Trotter has led some top teams and elite players during her stint with the Lady Cougars.

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The Sterling High School boys soccer team will have its third head coach in as many seasons when the 2021 campaign commences.

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The late folk singer/songwriter, Steve Fromholz, penned a whimsical ditty that extolls the charms of bears and even encourages listeners to “take a bear to lunch.” 

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Baseball is still hanging on for area youths while the COVID-19 pandemic continues to threaten much of America’s summer normalcy.

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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.