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Tropical Storm Hanna strengthened slightly Friday as it moves toward the Texas coastline, threatening to bring heavy rain, rough waters and strong winds, all while another tropical storm continued to approach the Caribbean.

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The sun rose on Leonardo Hernandez of Baytown, Texas on September 21, 1958 and set on July 11, 2020. Leonardo was born to the union of Luis and Inez Hernandez. Leonardo attended Lee High School where he played football and later starting working at Flexitallic US, LLC until he retired. Leona…

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The Goose Creek board of trustees has voted unanimously to delay the start of school until Sept. 8 due to concerns over sending students back to school amid the rising cases COVID-19 in Texas.

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Two people are dead an another flown to a Houston hospital with multiple gunshot injuries after what Baytown police suspect was a murder-suicide in the 3400 block of Rollingcreek Drive about 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

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Roseline (Babs) Hortense Pillaert Emrick passed away Sunday, July 5, 2020. In lieu of flowers memorials in her honor may be made to either of these churches. Her funeral service will be graveside at Sterling-White Cemetery 11011 Crosby-Lynchburg Rd. Highlands, TX 77562, Monday, July 13, 2020…

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Texas surpassed 10,000 new coronavirus cases in a single day Tuesday, making it just the third state to hit that undesirable milestone. New York and Florida are the other two.The record high of 10,028 new cases in Texas served as another alarming new measure of the swift resurgence of COVID-…

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Baytown has a drive-through testing site for COVID-19 this week, as Harris County Public Health is set up at Memorial Baptist Church through Friday. Testing is free, but reservations must be made online or by phone before going to the site.

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A standoff that lasted more than six hours Saturday on Patsy Drive in Baytown ended with no injuries. A claim by the suspect that he had executed a woman inside the home was false, police said.

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A few dozen people gathered in Roseland Park Friday morning to watch a bald eagle take flight, returning to the wild about two weeks after being badly injured when it flew into power lines.

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Baytown Mayor Brandon Capetillo continues to say that allegations of police misconduct are taken seriously and will have an appropriate response, but declined to answer specific questions posed by The Baytown Sun about the May 2019 shooting death of Pamela Turner, the July 2 arrest of two me…

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The Community Engagement Advisory Committee is now a formal committee of the city, thanks to a unanimous vote by council. It will soon similarly hold meetings as the city’s Municipal Development District and Planning and Zoning Commission. 

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1. We had the intentional slaying of a citizen by a city employee.

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It is a quick journey to the good old days. Not exactly a revelation for many but a sobering thought personally based on the realization it has been 30 years since Comanche High School kicked a group of us troublemakers out the door.

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HOUSTON (AP) — Houston area officials on Thursday unveiled a new color-coded threat level warning system for the public amid growing concerns that local COVID-19 related hospitalizations are at their highest levels since the pandemic began and have steadily risen as the state has continued t…

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Looney Wayne Palmer was born August 11, 1952 to Abron Palmer and Annie Bell Talley Palmer. He accepted his Lord and Savior at an early age at Lake Providence Church in Gilmer, Texas. He became a deacon in 1989 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Mont Belvieu, Texas, under Pastor Carlton Ford.

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A march is planned for noon today which, according to organizers, is to protest the actions of Officer Nathaniel Brown, who was reportedly involved in the arrest Tuesday that led to a viral video, and Officer Juan Delacruz, the officer police say fatally shot Pamela Turner one year ago.

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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.