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The animals in the forest recognized that they needed to become as educated as the humans who seemed smarter than the animals were. They decided to start a school. 

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I can almost hear John Henderson singing Clint Black’s touching love song, “When I Said I Do,” to his (John’s, not Clint’s) beautiful wife Charlotte.

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There are a lot of good people in the world. We hear about the bad stuff, but those who quietly go about doing nice things don’t get much air time. 

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The dust up between United Health Care and Methodist health care system is the latest volley in the battle between hospitals and health insurance companies. A similar battle is brewing between Cigna and Memorial Hermann.

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Our school had an assembly program every year on the eleventh of September. I liked that we honored the heroes that had died on that tragic day. We were only fourth graders but we understood the horror of the worst terrorist attack on American soil. Our teacher impressed on us the sympathy o…

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The most fun I ever had as a kid was going to the massive indoor boat show at the old Astro Hall. What kid didn’t love loading up the car to go play on someone else’s boat inside that enormous building next to the Astrodome?

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Primary election campaigns are under way, and the GOP race for District 128 is generating most of the buzz. Incumbent state Rep. Briscoe Cain is facing a spirited challenge from Baytown councilman Bob Hoskins.

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John L. Bryan was born in North Carolina in 1813 and was educated by his father, a teacher by profession. He studied dentistry in Nashville and came to Texas in 1836. For several years he pursued his profession visiting the settlements along the Brazos River and traveling west as far as Aust…

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I wracked my brain to come up with a special present for my family. Seems like through the years I have used up everything there is to give. 

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 (NON-EDITOR’S NOTE: Even if you don’t like football, which I find strange, you need to read this piece. It’s not about blocks and tackles. No, it’s about a whole lot of good luck.)

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It is everywhere. It has begun to press in on me. All the Christmas decorations I so lovingly placed around the house to celebrate the season seem like they have multiplied. Did I really put this much stuff out?

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Just wrapping up a lengthy holiday season where we traveled, we drove, we shopped, and enjoyed seeing friends and family in spite of the tv news telling us how horrible this time of year is for traveling, driving, shopping, etc.  

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If you had too much to drink on New Year’s Eve or one too many brews watching college bowl games, you probably were not aware that you were celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 1920 Volstead Act.

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According to the signs, the I-10 bridge over the San Jacinto River is slated to open on Friday, ahead of schedule. The closing of the bridge last September got me to thinking about what a bottleneck this crossing has been ever since the days of the Republic. My wife suggested that I look int…

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 Several weeks ago  I shared memories about the Bay Theater, not knowing then it was destined for the wrecking ball. Now, after Baytown Municipal Court ordered its demolition, all that’s left for old-time movie-goers are our memories. An even older theater, the Arcadia, that brightened our m…

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Too often we judge intelligence by the manner in which they agree with us. And, too often, we light the computer up and wander into Facebook, which is a breeding ground for think tanks.

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A new year is almost here.  It will soon be 2020! What will this auspicious New Year hold for you? For all of us?  I hope it will give me 20/20 vision so that I may see clearly what I need to do to make it the best year ever-for me, for my loved ones, and for everyone around me.

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The older I get the more time I spend in memories, especially as Christmas gets nearer. We three little girls were invited to take a car ride the afternoon of Christmas Eve. When we returned home the Christmas tree in living room was filled with dolls, tricycles and bicycles and games. We we…

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As I’m sure you’ll agree, since I know of what I speak, Christmas is about more than opening gifts and enjoying a nice meal made up of turkey, beets, and french fries. (I like ham better.)

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I love Christmas music, but always long for something besides the mainstream songs played over and over on the radio.

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Because it gets so dark and cold all at once this time of year, I have easily adapted to taking up to four naps an afternoon between 1 and 5 p.m. I often wake up not knowing what time it really is, and not really caring. 

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Where is my joy? Where did it go? It can be elusive, this thing called joy. Sometimes you have to look for it, like lost glasses or socks. 

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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.

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It could be a year full of success sprinkled with a little bit of luck for William Freeman.

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Eight was enough for Robert E.Lee head soccer coach Jay Langlois.

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I must have been a good boy this year, although I don’t list my wife as a reference. But when measured on the naughty/nice scale and adjudged by Santa’s rewards, it looks like I’ve graded fairly well.

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