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Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said efforts to allow mail-in voting during the coronavirus pandemic is a “scam by Democrats to steal the election.” He said no one under 65 should fear contracting COVID-19 from in-person voting. Do you support expanded mail-in voting during the pandemic?

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This business listing is being updated regularly. We will be adding businesses in addition to restaurants that are still open during this time.

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We have compiled a list of local churches that are streaming their services, due to the coronavirus. If your church is not listed, but needs to be added to the list, please email the details to carol.skewes@baytownsun.com

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Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo said Monday what many people have expected—the emergency orders in response to COVID-19 will not end this week. She said the emergency order that was initially effective through April 3 will be extended and that she expected to announce how long that extensio…

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Chambers County Judge Jimmy Sylvia extended the Chambers County COVID-19 restrictions through April 30 in an executive order Monday.

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To ensure the safety of patients and caregivers, Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital has implemented a revised visitation policy that no longer permits visitors. The policy, in effect at all Houston Methodist facilities, allows for compassionate exceptions to be made for visitors over the age…

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The Houston Health Department reported a second death from coronavirus Saturday—a woman in her 70s with underlying health problems who died Friday.

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For the last couple of weeks, shoppers have been reeling from the empty shelves at grocery stores. Toilet paper and Lysol have become precious as gold. 

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The last few weeks have been a stressful and uncertain time for Baytown, but this City is no stranger to challenges.  We are a community that has endured hardship many times in history, and we have come back stronger each and every time.  We are optimistic that Baytown will remain strong aft…

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Baytown police and firefighters have ramped up their COVID-19 precautions as more residents of Harris and Chambers counties have been diagnosed, but are still providing full services with no Baytown first-responders showing signs of contracting the illness.

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Baytown area residents looking to skip the drive and doctor’s office waiting room can connect with a board-certified Houston Methodist healthcare provider 24/7 with no appointment necessary via virtual urgent care.

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Another food fair in the area once again came in handy for people in need during the COVID-19 pandemic and current lockdown of America.

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The City Council of Beach City extended Mayor Jackey Lasater’s disaster declaration, which he issued March 17 in response to the COVID-19 health emergency.  Lasater said that Beach City has an agreement with Chambers County to share the county’s emergency management coordinator and that the …

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With the coronavirus forcing almost everyone into social-distancing mode to flatten the curve, the local school districts have stepped it up to ensure all students have the ability to learn online while at home. 

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Both Harris County COVID-19 testing sites, including the one in Baytown, are running at full capacity, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo said in a press conference Thursday. Each can accommodate about 250 people a day, she said.

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Like most groups that help people in need, Love Network is facing a challenging time in the face of the coronavirus crisis, but director Beth Thompson said unexpected support from a stranger was one of the most touching experiences of her more than 25 years with the organization.

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The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting panic led to many retail food and good suppliers holding empty bags for a demanding public.

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A number of athletes rose from humble beginnings to earn the respect and notice of coaches and many others during the past 2019-2020 sports campaign.

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Following a meeting Tuesday night with City of Baytown officials, little league sports were given the green light to look into finally opening their 2020 spring schedules.

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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.