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An ‘80s- and ‘90s-themed Family Cookout and Block Party is planned from 1-6 p.m. Saturday at Goose Creek Park, behind Sterling Municipal Library.

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Early voting for the March 3 Primary elections begins Tuesday and ends Friday, Feb. 28. There are a total of 52 polling locations in Harris County that will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day except for Sunday, Feb. 23, which will be open from 1 to 6 p.m. There will be Democratic and Rep…

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To celebrate Black History Month, the Historic Baytown Arts Culture and Entertainment Council is presenting a celebration that will include many local community leaders delivering an empowering message of strength, hope and opportunity. 

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 Leaders from Lee College, the Baytown community and several area school districts welcomed Lynda Villanueva, Lee College’s newly hired 10th president, during a reception Wednesday at the Clubhouse at Evergreen Park.

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During the 12 years Desiree Stanislas worked at a law enforcement agency, she said she was not able to wear her hair the way she wanted, even though she felt it was who she was inside.  

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As Black History Month continues, we would like to pay tribute to Mrs. Ophelia Collins Henry. It’s hard to believe, but it’s been 28-plus years since the death of this pioneer, so it is time to do this tribute to her, the first black female bus driver for the Goose Creek CISD. 

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With the 2020 Census right around the corner, the Texas Legislature in gearing up for the next round of redistricting that will need to take place in early 2021. 

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The community will get a chance at 6 tonight to hear three of the candidates for Texas House District 128 share their views on issues facing public education, including school finance, high-stakes testing and accountability, vouchers, teacher recruitment, 313 agreements and local control.

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WASHINGTON — Standing before a Congress and nation sharply divided by impeachment, President Donald Trump used his State of the Union address Tuesday to extol a “Great American Comeback” on his watch, just three years after he took office decrying a land of “American carnage” under his predecessor.

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Marie Frances Pan Xia Jai Heiman Davidson passed away at her home on January 18, 2020. In lieu of flowers, Marie requested donations be made in her name to the Backpack Crew at her church. https://backpackcrew.org/donations/ A Celebration of Marie’s Life will take place on Saturday, February…

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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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Deniquez Dunn, 2, and the Crosby High School boys basketball team (25-10) defeated Port Neches-Groves, 63-50 Tuesday in bi-district action and now they will play Houston Northside (23-11) at 7 p.m. Friday at Summer Creek High School in Humble for a Class 5A Region 3 area round playoff. (Phot…

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LA PORTE - The Barbers Hill boys basketball team opened up the season with an overtime win at Texas City back in November. 

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After a first half in which Crosby was forced to play the slow-paced game of Port Neches-Groves, the Cougars came out in the second half and used their half court trap to ease to a 61-50 win Tuesday night in a Class 5A Region 3 bi-district playoff played at Goose Creek Memorial High School. 

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The Lady Ganders of Robert E. Lee remain winless in District 22-5A play, but not before putting up a tough effort against Texas City, losing 4-0 Tuesday evening.

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The Barbers Hill softball team continued its impressive start to the season with another strong performance from the circle Tuesday.

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The boys basketball playoff tip off tonight when both Barbers Hill and Crosby begin their Class 5A postseason journey in the bi-district round.

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With the girls basketball season over for local teams and Baytown Christian Academy’s boys seeing a run for a repeat title the Power Five will have a new look this week.

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Lee College’s bid to stay in the upper half of the South Zone took a hit Saturday in a 91-72 loss at Lamar State-Port Arthur. The Rebels trailed by 13 at the half and were unable to make up any ground in the final 20 minutes to fall to 7-11 in Region XIV and 16-13 overall. 

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Usually about this time of year or a little earlier, I write about the first Toyota ShareLunker in the 13-plus pound range of the Lunker legacy category having been caught – probably from Lake Fork. But since this is Leap Year, I guess I should have expected something unusual. 

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GC softball tourney wraps; BH triumphs

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GCM baseball ready for today’s opener

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This could be the breakthrough year sixth-year Sterling High School baseball coach Adam Shibley has been waiting for.

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The Baytown Christian Academy boys basketball team’s hunt for a repeat TAPPS Class 1A state title ended in a regional title loss Thursday at C.E. King High School.

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The Ross S. Sterling water polo teams are ready to hit the water once again when the boys open up the season today at the Alvin Tournament that wraps Saturday.

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A sluggish start that saw the Lee Rebels basketball team fall behind by 16 points in the first half was too much for the hosts to overcome as they dropped a 78-72 Region XIV clash Wednesday night to Angelina College.

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The Goose Creek Memorial and Barbers Hill girls basketball teams head to the Class 5A Region 3 area round Friday night following opening, bi-district victories this week.

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A year removed from a disappointing, if not slightly expected, playoff miss in 2019, the Crosby Cougars baseball team believes that experience will only benefit them as a new season begins.

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Anahuac baseball expects first playoff appearance since 2010                

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The Goose Creek Memorial Lady Patriots turned up the heat in the fourth quarter and rallied from a five-point deficit  to knock off Dayton 47-43 in a Class 5A Region 3 bi-district contest at Sterling High School Tuesday night. 

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The Goose Creek Memorial girls soccer team may be a mix of young and old, but they play like a cohesive unit that seems to have played years together.

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The Goose Creek Memorial boys basketball team trailed 29-15 at halftime Tuesday at home against Friendswood and were ultimately doomed to a 56-41 loss, ending their chances for a Region 3 playoff spot.

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The Barbers Hill softball team got five innings of one hit pitching and nine strikeouts by senior Jessica Mullins to win 5-0 at Fort Bend Christian Tuesday to open up the season.

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MANVEL - The Barbers Hill girls basketball team produced buckets in bunches in a 67-44 bi-district playoff win Monday night over Texas City to continue its postseason run.

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Things stayed the same in the Power Five rankings – the poll that ranks all teams playing currently. Once their season ends, a team’s spot on the poll will be vacated the following week.

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Lee College kept pace in the race for second place in the South Zone of Region XIV with a 100-79 win over Victoria College Saturday. The Rebels improved to 16-11 overall and 7-9 in region play as the conference tournament draws near. 

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At the January Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission meeting, two new wardens received their badges. One was named “ Ruger”, the other “Bosch”. Those weren’t code names; they were their real names. The badges were attached to their collars; they’re members of the TPW K-9 team.

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MONT BELVIEU – It might have been an ideal finish, but the Barbers Hill Lady Eagles soccer team’s 3-1 double-overtime defeat Friday against District 21-5A rival Port Neches-Groves was a sign of progress even in defeat.

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Two area girls basketball teams are readying for the postseason which begins Monday and both Goose Creek Memorial and Barbers Hill will be shooting for big runs in Class 5A playoff action.

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Robert E. Lee’s boys soccer team remains a playoff threat out of District 22-5A, but hopes of taking the top spot have been put under a bit of duress.

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New look Sterling softball starts Tuesday

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It was as good a playoff opener as the TAPPS Class 1A defending champions from Baytown Christian could ask for.

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Two area girls basketball squads will see their seasons continue in next week’s bi-district round as Goose Creek Memorial and Barbers Hill will battle for Class 5A spoils.

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Ross S. Sterling High School senior Jasmine Moore, an outside hitter for the bi-district qualifying Lady Rangers volleyball team, signed her National Letter of Intent Thursday to play collegiately at NCAA Division I Bethune-Cookman in Daytona Beach, Fla. The Wildcats went 8-24 last fall. Fro…

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The Barbers Hill Lady Eagles basketball team knows who it will play to open the 2020 postseason when it travels to Manvel for a 6 p.m. Monday bi-district playoff against Texas City. The Barbers Hill squad is 31-4 overall and wrapped up an undefeated (12-0) District 21-5A season under first-y…

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Second-year head coach Sonja Curry is ready for a strong encore to her debut in the position of Goose Creek Memorial girls track coach.

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With a chance to finish the season above .500 if not make the Class 6A playoffs, the Sterling Lady Rangers faced Deer Park in Baytown in hopes of ending things in positive fashion.