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City officials are taking steps to get involved in the effort to bring the USS Texas battleship to Baytown. 

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The Baytown Sun will partner with Raise Your Hand Texas to host a Texas House District 128 Candidate Forum with a focus on public education at 6 p.m. Feb. 6 at Tucker Hall on the Lee College campus.

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If you are a bicycle rider, the next time you venture to the Downtown Arts District, check out the new sign at the corner of Texas Avenue and North Ashbel Street. The sign not only welcomes you to the neighborhood, but it serves as a bike rack. 

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UPDATE - The Interstate 10 bridge repair is going ahead as scheduled, so the westbround lanes will be completely closed until 5 a.m. Monday--traffic must exit at Thompson. The eastbound side may face slowdowns as well.

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In the wake of the Battleship Texas Foundation saying no again to a Galveston committee’s proposal to move the World War I-era battleship to Seawolf Park, the head of a Baytown committee is feeling better about Baytown’s chances of having it moved here. 

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Rea Jane “Janie” Wardlaw Gray, 61, of Dayton, Texas, passed away following a brief, yet courageous, battle with cancer on Saturday, January 4, 2020, surrounded by loved ones while in the hospital in Webster, Texas.

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Ashbel Smith Elementary students enjoy the foyer in their Christmas attire. Pictured are (from left) Natasha Deshotel, Romina Rodriguez, Kierstyn Arriaga (back),  Yerek Rodriguez, Alani Lensinghair, Genesis Gonzalez, Daleyza Cervantes, Zoey Castro, Adalyn Arredondo and Mia Alaniz.

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Editor’s Note: The following editorial first appeared during the holiday season in 1897 in the New York Sun. It is with great pleasure that we reprint the editorial for our readers on Christmas Eve 2019.

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Baytown’s Target store will get a big makeover in the new year as part of the company’s overhaul that has already seen more than 500 stores remodeled and expects to have more than 1,000 completed by the end of 2020.

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Nearly seven months after a Baytown police officer fatally shot Pamela Turner in the parking lot of the apartment complex where she lived, the investigation continues with no public word—but the Department of Public Safety confirmed the Texas Rangers have completed their investigation and tu…

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Regulations enacted in the wake of 9/11 to monitor and control security at high-risk chemical facilities are set to expire in April 2020. Nationwide, about 3,300 facilities are classified as high risk—and no county has more of those than Harris County.

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For two recent Barbers Hill graduates, a new career is about to begin, as both have completed Marine Corps Boot Camp and are getting ready for the next steps in training.

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National polls found the majority of Americans say nothing they heard in the impeachment inquiry so far has changed their minds on impeachment. Have the impeachment hearings changed your mind on whether President Trump should be impeached?

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The Baytown Symphony Orchestra is proud to present “A Christmas Sleigh Ride” this December — a concert made possible by Kay and Jay Eshbach. 

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Those with a Baytown-style sweet tooth are invited to bid during the inaugural “Taco ‘Bout a Cake Auction” dinner and auction on Saturday, Dec. 7, featuring the Goose Creek Memorial High School Patriot cheerleaders and the cakes they create.

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The Robert E. Lee tennis program is hoping that a fall full of learning lessons and experience on the court could translate to a spring full of improved play.

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The Robert E. Lee boys basketball team (6-18, 1-5) dropped a 49-46 home decision against Friendswood Tuesday night.

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Time and time again the Sterling Rangers basketball team found itself down to C.E. King Tuesday night only to fight back and make things interesting.

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Patriots tennis face challenges with hopes of improving standing

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MONT BELVIEU – The Barbers Hill Lady Eagles improved to 25-4 on the season and a perfect 6-0 in district play on Tuesday night with a 65-32 win over the Dayton Lady Broncos at the Field house. 

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The Goose Creek Memorial High School junior varsity soccer team won first place in their division during the 10-team JV tournament Saturday at the Baytown high school.

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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.