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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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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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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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The number of new COVID-19 cases diagnosed locally continues to grow at an increasing rate. 

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While politicians disagree on how to address the economic disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, there is universal agreement that there will be disruption on a massive scale.

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In the face of millions of Americans losing their jobs as the coronavirus pandemic continues to shut down the nation, there are plenty of opportunities that will gladly fill the gap.

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Several more major Texas cities issued orders telling their residents to stay in their homes on Tuesday, even as Gov. Greg Abbott continued to resist calls for a statewide order.

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Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo issued a “Stay Home, Work Safe” order for Harris County that went into effect at midnight this morning, instructing all persons in the county to stay at their place of residence except for limited essential reasons.

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Many people with time on their hands are finding fewer and fewer ways to spend it — and the latest round of restrictions intended to slow the spread of coronavirus cuts options even further.

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The NCAA Division I Council has voted to allow colleges to provide spring sport student-athletes an additional season of competition and an extension of their period of eligibility.

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By the time the COVID-19 pandemic has become a memory and life gets back to normal, Clayton Hall may have had enough time to put Forrest Gump to shame.

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TOKYO  — The Olympic flame is set to arrive in Japan from Greece even as the opening of the Tokyo Games in four months is in doubt with more voices calling for the event to be postponed or canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Tonight was meant to be the one where a number of Baytown-area kids went to bed and dreamt about waking up the next morning to embark on a new season of little league baseball and softball.

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It all became real when the long-awaited new version of the Gary Herrington baseball tournament, the inaugural Battle of the Bay was shuttered after Thursday’s action. 

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NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball pushed back opening day until mid-May at the earliest on Monday because of the new coronavirus after the federal government recommended restricting events of more than 50 people for the next eight weeks.

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The title has a double meaning. For one, it’s the Morse code call for emergency assistance. The other might have kept you from reading this. But I’m glad you’re still here. 

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For now, high school sports in the state of Texas are suspended through March 29 after the UIL announced its response to the coronavirus that has led to professional and collegiate sports to do the same at various lengths of time.

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A 17-15 record on paper meant statistical improvement for the Lee College Rebels basketball team, but for head coach Roy Champagne, it still left a lot to be desired.

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It may not be an ideal way to open a season, but the Goose Creek Memorial baseball team can take a bit of solace after a 3-9 start three weeks into their campaign.

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One team is on the verge of a playoff spot while the other is enjoying a season of improvement as both Sterling soccer teams see their campaigns wind down.

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Sean Haggerty came to the Crosby High School basketball program, saw all those hoops and conquered filling it with many of his shots.

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It’s time to congratulate the run of the Crosby boys basketball team that ended its run to the top spot of the Power Five at No. 3 following its Region 3 quarterfinal defeat last week against Fort Bend Hightower.

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Houston ace Justin Verlander has a mild strain of a back muscle and said it would “probably take a miracle” for him to pitch in the Astros’ opener at Oakland on March 26.

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MONT BELVIEU – Bonnie Landry wanted her Barbers Hill Lady Eagles to get to work the minute she took over as the girls soccer head coach last spring.

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MONT BELVIEU – Things are going just fine for the Barbers Hill baseball team even if it isn’t undefeated.

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MONT BELVIEU – The Barbers Hill boys and girls track teams played hospitable hosts, but refused to be to gracious Thursday at their own Barbers Hill Relays.

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A year removed from the fires that plagued Southeast Texas, its refineries and air quality, the 70th annual Baytown Invitational tennis tournament is ready to get back in action.

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The Barbers Hill Relays are back and ready to hit the track at 3:30 p.m. today with the relay finals set to begin at 6.

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A couple of key errors on defense came up huge against a short-handed Sterling boys soccer team in a 2-0 home loss to North Shore Tuesday night.

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The Robert E. Lee Ganders baseball team has already had a positive start to the campaign and hoped to add to it Tuesday against a solid Aldine Davis squad.