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The city we call Baytown today was established under the charter approved by voters in 1948 and derives its name from the myriad bays which form the southern boundary on the Houston Ship Channel. 

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Surely we have learned by now that preachers and priests are not infallible. Seems they can be wrong just like the rest of us. But a pastor in Nashville, Tennessee has banned the Harry Potter series in his school library.

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“The kiss of the birds for pardon / The song of the birds for mirth / One is nearer God’s heart in a garden / Than anywhere else on earth.”  

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This past Sunday, lots of friends from Baytown enjoyed a rocking tribute to our veterans from the Joe Walsh and Vets Aid tour.

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Impeachment hearings are under way, and I assume most readers have already made up their minds, so think of this column as a brief primer on our Constitution.

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On Dec. 16, 1918, Goose Creek developer W. T. Terry presented the Harris County Commissioners Court with a petition signed by himself and 56 other people asking that an election he held to incorporate the city of Goose Creek. 

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Remember Millie? She was 12 years old when she died but she wrote a book. She was 84 in dog years. Like many celebrities, she enjoyed writing about herself and the years she lived in the White House.

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Many people are fragile. At some time in their lives they have been broken or cracked by the blows life has dealt them. Handle them with care and love, because we all have scars from the battle of living; but some have more than others.

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Finally the deep funk of depression over losing the World Series has lifted after spending Monday morning with some of the Astros at Memorial Park. 

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The fall of Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen was as rapid as his rise to power.  In his first legislative session last spring, he skillfully and capably guided the House towards its most productive and bipartisan session in years. 

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The story goes that Price Pruett sold Ross Sterling the land which became New Town and New Town became Goose Creek. This has been repeated so many times that it has become Baytown legend. It’s a story that’s easy to remember but like much of our early history, it’s not the whole story, and n…

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Susan’s mother talked to her about the “vorce,” but there was a lot she didn’t understand, but when her mother ask, “Do you understand?” Susan nodded, afraid to ask questions. She wanted to ask, “If you can get a vorce from Daddy because he has a new girlfriend can you get a new girl and get…

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What is normal? Webster defines it as what is usual, standard, or typical. However, we are confronted with new normals our whole lives. Each stage we go through is different and changes as we grow.

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One time in about 1954, my brother, Ronald, was in Cut In Shoot, Texas, staying with Grandmaw and Grandaddy Vick when he decided he wanted to go rabbit hunting at night with a headlight and 22 rifle. Ronald was 12 years old at the time.

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The first time Goose Creek stream appears on a map was on the 1828 Alexander Thompson survey of Trinity Bay. Stephen F Austin also showed it on his 1830 map which he had assembled over a period of years to promote colonization of his grant from the Mexican government. 

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My neighbor is a procrastinator and proud of it. He got that dreaded postcard from the driver’s license office in the mail and counted three months before his birthday. Why fool with getting his driver’s license renewed so early. Probably have a long line at the office. He thought he’d wait …

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Trick or treat are words we will be hearing soon as the kids go door to door on Halloween. Although it had its roots in the Middle Ages, the practice did not become widespread in the United States until the 1930’s.

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Unless you live in City Council District 1, the only contested local election next month, you are probably not even thinking about election day. Understandable, but there are important state constitutional amendments on the ballot.

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People who are familiar with Baytown history knows that our town was made up of Goose Creek, Pelly and Baytown. But who knows what three former incorporated cities make up today’s Baytown? That would be Goose Creek, Pelly and Stewart Heights.

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Texas in the springtime may be the most beautiful place in the world. Deep blue skies bring on the bluebonnets to make a blooming carpet. It’s basketball and baseball season. Everyone digs in their closet for their most worn T-shirt. It felt good to put on that old thing.

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 Lately life has been a major challenge as I try to move forward in my own personal World of Electronics. Sometime – make that often – I want to just sit down and sob.

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It was sad when the lights went down on the Brunson Theater for the last time; the end of an era, really.  Its lifetime spanned over 30 years.  And oh, what years they were!

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With the possible exception of Chinese President Xi Jinping, who knows squat about athletics, most of us are blessed to meet someone, as we walk or dribble down life’s highway, who will become a lifetime and influential friend. This can be a personage you don’t see often or have regular cont…

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Early voting starts on Monday, but there isn’t much local action on the ballot. Two out of three City Council candidates are unopposed.  

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Coming off of a 30-7 season capped with a District 21-5A title, the Barbers Hill basketball program is flying high as a new season gets ready to tip off.

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It’s a new sports season for the North Channel Conference and the junior schools in the area. As the chapters closed for football and volleyball, the boys and girls basketball seasons are now under way for the next couple of months.

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Most people living in Texas know that whooping cranes winter here along our middle coast. These rare, endangered and magnificent birds have received enough publicity that even newcomers might even know about them. They are a national treasure, to be sure.

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Lady Eagle is area’s top volleyball player

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MONT BELVIEU — It’s time for someone to dust off some space in the trophy case. The Barbers Hill football program has earned some hardware.

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A determined defensive effort helped the Robert E. Lee girls basketball team wrap up play in this weekend’s Lady Ganders Tip-Off Classic with a 31-29 overtime win over Klein Forrest Saturday morning.

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It was an ideal way for the Robert E. Lee Lady Ganders to open up their own tournament Thursday morning.

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Blend of veterans, newcomers could create winning mix

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Maybe, just maybe, it could be time the Sterling Rangers basketball team turns the corner toward being a Class 6A Region 3 playoff threat.

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The Barbers Hill 8A volleyball team captured the North Channel Conference championship this fall. In the front row, from left, are Makenzi Harmon, Nadia Baez, Brooklynn Livanec and Mia Rivers; and in back are Harper Gonzalez, Rylie King, Camryn Tull, Peyton Fadal, Peyton Spahn, Cynthia LeCom…

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Following a strong 26-7 showing in 2017-18, the Crosby Cougars basketball team didn’t quite enjoy the same success last winter.

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I heard Robert Perez, TPWD’s program leader for upland game birds, speak last week on quail. Actually, it is more accurate to say he spoke on quails – plural – meaning all four species on Texas

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Baytown Christian rolled into the TAPPS six-man Division III playoffs with its 23rd straight win dating back to last year’s state title with a 60-6 home victory Friday over Faith Academy to wrap the regular season.

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MONT BELVIEU — There weren’t many style points to be awarded in the regular season finale for Barbers Hill. But those had already been earned with the District 12-5A II championship the week before. And there are many more to earn as the playoffs get underway. 

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Goose Creek Memorial’s girls basketball team opened up a new era under first-year coach Briceida Razo Friday night with a mixed bag of results.

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Beaumont —  After staying close in the first half to Beaumont West Brook on Thursday night at Beaumont ISD Memorial Stadium, the Sterling Rangers dropped their season finale to the Bruins 47-14. 

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Following a stellar coaching stint at Manvel High School, Bryan Harris is ready to bring those chops to Barbers Hill girls basketball.

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Panthers look to finish strong before playoffs

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Baytown Christian girls basketball coach Amber Richard is starting her tenure as the program’s new head coach and it all begins at 6 tonight when the Lady Bulldogs host Southwest Christian.

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