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This morning I opened the Meekins family Bible that I inherited from my mom and dad. The Bible is almost 70 years old. The cover and pages of the Bible are worn, but I think that is a good thing. A Bible that is not used is a sad affair, but our family Bible was read every night before my br…

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Black History month (February) is a special time in the lives of most African Americans.  It is a time of looking back at the goodness of the Lord and how far he has brought us as a race. Although some hills are still being navigated, we are assured by One greater than all of us that we will…

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When we think about the unforgivable sin, most recall Jesus' warning against blasphemy against the Holy Ghost: 

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My wife gave me an iPad for Christmas. I’m getting used to it, but still prefer my iPhone because it’s smaller.   

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I believe a society is best measured by its heroes. In our society the label of hero is most often assigned to those who exert violent force against perceived evil. This concept of heroism eclipses all others by a very wide margin.

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I truly believe that the happiest people in the world should be God’s people. God has called us through the great commission of Mark 16:15-16, “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believes and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall …

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My favorite definition of football is 22 people desperately in need of rest being watched by 80,000 people desperately in need of exercise—and that’s just in the stadium. On Sunday, millions of folks will gather in front of TVs in homes and sports bars to watch the survivors of a long season…

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It is interesting how our concept of a prisoner is so two sided. On the one hand we view those who we think have been properly condemned for a crime as an unredeemable miscreant who justly deserves to be scorned and incarcerated. On the other hand, we see others prisoners as people who were …

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My wife, Barbara and I had recently married and were living in Palm Desert, California.  The year was 1974, and the season was early fall, when we met a very special man.  Barbara and I had found a wonderful church to attend that seemed to be overflowing with the love of the Lord.  Every tim…

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Luke records three accounts of Saul’s conversion in the Book of Acts (Acts 9:1-19; 22:6-16; 26:12-18). The conversion of Saul is not only a powerful testimony to the resurrection of Jesus Christ, but it also provides more evidence of God’s plan of salvation.

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At Faith Presbyterian we will host two very special guests this weekend. Our Men’s Breakfast will feature Bob Patterson as their morning speaker. We gather at 8 for breakfast cooked by Jimmy Martin. Bob Patterson has been a part of the Southwest Fertilizer family since 1989. He served as Gen…

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Over your lifetime, you’ve heard this phrase shouted out, whether it’s during a game of hide and seek, a game show on TV, or during a sports event, either novice or professional. It simply means what it says. You are out of the time allotted for this activity.

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I’m writing this parchment of writ on the eve of my 71st birthday.  Being 71 years old and being in the ministry for almost 42 years, for sure I just might have learned a few important things about life.

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The burning religious issue today is not whether God's favor includes everyone but rather how we can enjoy the benefits of that favor. How does one obtain peace and joy as God intended, be it for the few or the many? When the angels declared peace on earth at Christ's birth, what did that me…

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A man told a sportsmen’s group recently that a fishing guide had told him the white bass were running on Lake Travis. He suggested they form a group to fish. By end of the meeting, he had enough people for a late January or February trip. 

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It was one of those sports moments where whoever was there realized they would likely never see another one like it ever again.

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HOUSTON – So far, the December-May composed roster for the Goose Creek Memorial Lady Patriots soccer team appears to be working out just fine.

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The Goose Creek Memorial girls basketball team has set itself for the big push following an emphatic  62-35 home win over Galena Park Friday night.

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When wins come at a premium, a team will take whatever good fortune it can muster.

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In an attempt to save money across the landscape of its sports programs, the Goose Creek CISD decided it was time to look for a new relationship.

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Three weeks short of a year ago to the day, the Robert E. Lee girls basketball team played host to the Santa Fe Indians in Baytown and were promptly clubbed, 73-31.

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DAYTON – The Crosby Cougars used a Steven Godinez penalty kick in the 55th minute to regain the lead and take a 2-1 win over the Willowridge Eagles on Saturday morning in the semi-final game at Houston Methodist Field at Bronco Stadium to move into the championship game of the Dayton Tournament. 

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The volleyball season ended in November, but don’t tell local programs.

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The Robert E. Lee basketball teams suffered losses to District 22-5A rival Texas City Tuesday night.

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After four weeks off, the Lee College Rebels basketball team returned to action in the new year and suffered some unfriendly results in Region XIV play over the past few days.

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The Sterling Rangers (1-0) got two first-half goals, one each by Rogelio Chavez and Oscar Rangel helped them to a 2-0 home win Monday over rivals Robert E. Lee (0-2). REL's Christian Marsiglia, 13, and Jose Monrreal battle for a loose ball against Sterling's Andy Gomez, 4, and Antonio Hernandez, 7.

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Two goals in the last 10 minutes of play lifted Goose Creek Memorial over Angleton 4-2 in the New Year’s Kickoff Classic soccer tournament championship match on Saturday afternoon in Angleton.

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It’s been called “The Greatest Hunters’ Convention on the Planet” by Jay Cox and “The Greatest Family Reunion on the Planet” by my friend, Larry Weishuhn, whom I quoted in this column on Nov. 7. (see “Want Larger Antlers?)

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The return of Keke Davis to the Robert E. Lee basketball lineup showed just how much the Ganders missed and need him.

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It was the first official weekend of boys soccer in Texas, but Robert E. Lee’s squad went into Friday’s home contest seeing visiting Porter as a final scrimmage prior to 2 p.m. Monday’s contest against rivals Sterling.

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DAYTON – The Dayton Lady Broncos used two early goals that would stand up in a 2-0 win over Sterling Friday night at Houston Methodist Field at Bronco Stadium. 

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Jonathan Roman’s penalty kick late in the second half help the Goose Creek Memorial Patriots tie Fulshear 1-1 on the first day of the Pasadena Cup to open the season Thursday.

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It could be a year full of success sprinkled with a little bit of luck for William Freeman.

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Eight was enough for Robert E.Lee head soccer coach Jay Langlois.

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I must have been a good boy this year, although I don’t list my wife as a reference. But when measured on the naughty/nice scale and adjudged by Santa’s rewards, it looks like I’ve graded fairly well.