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It has not been an easy week. The Oklahoma City Thunder organization has been turned upside down with three major trades. What began as a playoff team has dissipated into a rebuilding process with Chris Paul on the roster. 

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Students from the City of Baytown’s “Mayor’s Summer Youth Work Program” participate in the Simulated Impaired Driving Experience (SIDNE®) driving course put on by the Baytown Police Department. The course allows drivers and passengers to experience what can happen when operating a vehicle wh…

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We concluded our recent trip out west in Santa Monica, California. It was there my niece greeted the Pacific Ocean for the first time, her footsteps leaving the sandy shore and disappearing into the waves that reached forth and caressed her feet. 

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Baytown Lions Club for 2019-20 were installed at our Installation Banquet in June.  From left are Harvey Oyler, Lion Tamer; Wally Vosloh, 2nd Vice-President; Dwayne Litteer, Treasurer; Garry Nelson, Director; Kathy Jaeger, Membership Chair; Anthony Price 3rd Vice-President; Sarah Baldwin, Pr…

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There are so many different ways to wax poetic about J&J Asian Café, 6325 Garth Road Suite 110, that it took me longer to figure out how to than to actually write this.

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Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital has received the Get With The Guidelines-Resuscitation Gold Plus Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer cardiac arrests in the hospital.

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My family and I recently returned from a week spent in Utah. Though on the last day I came down with some kind of virus, the trip got me out of my routine and made me aware of my senses.

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Since we’re celebrating America’s 243rd birthday, I decided to eat a favorite breakfast food of mine that was brought over to this great nation, like many traditions and foods, by early European settlers. 

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The Evening Pilot Club of Baytown held the club’s 2019-20 installation of officers ceremony at Spring Hill Suites in Baytown. From left are Directors Jan Bracey, Liz Webb , Marcie Hill, Barbara Carpenter, and Barbara Thomas, Treasurer Joyce Cox, Corresponding Secretary Adele Pumphrey, Secret…

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With the arrival of summer, I too have entered a new season of life. 

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Plans are underway for the 37th Annual Crosby High School Alumni Reunion.  The event will be held on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at the Crosby American Legion Hall located on FM 2100.

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If you’re an Elvis fan, don’t miss the Baytown Historical Preservation Association’s Saturday History Lecture Series on June 29 at 10 a.m. (doors open at 9:30 a.m.) at the Republic of Texas Plaza Barn, 5117 North Main Street, Baytown.

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If you crave coffee but don’t like the corporate aftertaste of the big guys, Baytown has a brand new option close to Lee College with the opening of J&H Coffee Shop at 660 W. Texas Avenue, right behind the Green Apple hair salon.

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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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The late coach Jessie Leonette Addison, the former Baytown George Washington Carver High School girls basketball and track and field coach is scheduled to be inducted into the PVILCA Hall of Honor Saturday as a Prairie View Interscholastic League coach. 

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Alfonzo “Buddy” Neal, a former Baytown George Washington Carver High School baseball athlete, will be the second Carver athlete to be inducted into the PVILCA Hall of Fame as a baseball athlete on Saturday. 

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The Prairie View Interscholastic League Coaches Association is scheduled to induct Leslie L. Jenkins Jr. into its prestigious PVILCA Hall of Fame on Saturday at the Marriott South Hotel in Houston. 

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Newcomers to Texas might think mosquitoes are our official state bird. Especially if they are from a typically dry western state that doesn’t have as much standing water and consequently fewer of the pesky little blood-sucking pests. Even surpassing white-tailed deer and feral hogs in number…

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Former Lady Eagle track athlete works to come back from a torn ACL

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Former track standout to head Sterling program

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CLEVELAND — Justin Verlander will start the All-Star Game for the American League for the second time, and Hyun-Jin Ryu will make his first start for the National League.

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The Pony BTBA All-Star team based out of Baytown clinched the South Zone Coast Region-Houston sectional tournament at Jenkins Park with a 4-1 win over Deer Park Sunday.

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In “Lonesome Dove”, retired Texas Ranger Captain Woodrow Call’s character, played by Tommie Lee Jones, said it best: “I hate rudeness in a man.” That was as he walked away from bashing an insolent guy over the head with what looked like a piece of rebar.

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Performance Course came to Barbers Hill High School three years ago upon the arrival of a new athletic director and head football coach, Tom Westerberg.

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Two teams – Barbers Hill and Robert E. Lee – set to play in the Lee College summer basketball tournament, did not start play this week, but they both had a good reason.

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The Baytown Little League’s Major team saw its dream of a possible trip to the sectional tournament end in the District 14 East Zone contest Wednesday night in Texas City.

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Baytown-based driver makes way onto NASCAR   truck series

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Connie Mack baseball wrapped up its summer schedule Wednesday and again offered a chance for local programs to give younger players more opportunities to work on their game.

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After a regular season that lasted almost two months, local adult softball league players finally get to start cracking on the games that matter most.

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Amateur boxing still is alive and well in Baytown.

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Jesse Banda didn’t want to stop playing soccer so he did what anyone like him would do: Found a place to play.

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The 94th Texas Women’s Amateur Champion, Annika Clark of Highlands, adds another TGA major championship victory to her golfing career resume. The 2019 Texas Christian University graduate won the Women’s Stroke Play Championship with confidence at Briggs Ranch Golf Club in San Antonio.