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Baytown council voted 5-2 to cancel the Fourth of July fireworks show. Council had previously scratched concerts, the parade and all activities associated with the annual celebration.

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Here are the top-10 most-read articles at www.baytownsun.com for the week of  June 15 to June 22 as determined by the number of page views:

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Last week, readers were asked “Do you think Juneteenth (June 19), which commemorates the end of slavery in the U.S., should be a federal holiday?”

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Here are the top-10 most-read articles at www.baytownsun.com for the week of  June 15 to June 22 as determined by the number of page views:

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The idea for Father’s Day came during a Mother’s Day observance in Spokane, Washington in 1910. 

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Last week, readers were asked “Named for a Confederate general, should Robert E. Lee High School and Lee College be renamed?”

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Here are the top-10 most-read articles at www.baytownsun.com for the week of  June 8 to June 15 as determined by the number of page views:

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Last week, readers were asked “How do you feel about going out as coronavirus shutdowns ease?”

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Here are the top-10 most-read articles at www.baytownsun.com for the week of  May 25 to June 1 as determined by the number of page views:

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I marched alongside the Black Lives Matter peaceful protestors Thursday. They were mostly young people in their 20s. 

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Last week, readers were asked “Do you support expanded mail-in voting during the pandemic?”

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Here are the top-10 most-read articles at www.baytownsun.com for the week of  May 25 to June 1 as determined by the number of page views:

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The 2020 Hurricane Season begins June 1 and forecasters are predicting an above normal storm season. We urge readers to take time to prepare their families and homes for severe weather and related impacts. Preparedness is the key to protecting life and property.

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Last week, readers were asked “When will you consider the coronavirus pandemic to be over?”

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Here are the top-10 most-read articles at www.baytownsun.com for the week of  May 18 to May 25 as determined by the number of page views:

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Last week, readers were asked “What grade would you give fellow citizens for their practice of social distancing and mask-wearing?”

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Here are the top-10 most-read articles at www.baytownsun.com for the week of  May 11 to May 18 as determined by the number of page views:

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The evidence is crystal clear and simple to understand: COVID-19 is spread by droplets. A piece of cloth blocks those droplets and the virus those droplets contain. And people without symptoms who don’t even know they are sick are responsible for around half of the transmissions of the virus…

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Last week, readers were asked “Do you believe President Trump’s chances at re-election have improved or worsened due to the coronavirus crisis?”

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Here are the top-10 most-read articles at www.baytownsun.com for the week of  May 4 to May 11 as determined by the number of page views:

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Last week, readers were asked “For parents and guardians of children attending school through distance learning, how would you rate it?”

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Here are the top-10 most-read articles at www.baytownsun.com for the week of  April 27 to May 4 as determined by the number of page views:

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Last week, readers were asked “If restrictions on public activity were lifted, how likely would you be to go out to public places such as restaurants, theaters, churches and sporting events?”

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The four-week statewide stay-at-home order expires today, and the Texas economy will take another step toward reopening tomorrow. The move comes as Texas and other states process a record-high surge in jobless claims and as food banks have seen a major demand spike. 

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Here are the top-10 most-read articles at www.baytownsun.com for the week of  April 20 to April 27 as determined by the number of page views:

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Last week, readers were asked “Do you support the expansion of voting by mail in Texas?”

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The mission of United Way of Greater Baytown Area and Chambers County is to unite people, resources and organizations to improve lives. This mission becomes even more prominent during these difficult times as we are faced with COVID-19 challenges.

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Here are the top-10 most-read articles at www.baytownsun.com for the week of  April 14 to April 21 as determined by the number of page views:

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Last week, readers were asked "Which of the following activities prohibited during the coronavirus pandemic do you miss the most?

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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. 

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Barbers Hill graduate Connor Dunham celebrated his signing with the Galveston College baseball team last week at home with his family.  “I picked Galveston because I love the coaching staff and it felt like the right place for me. I’m ready to go in and compete for a spot right away and I fe…

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It may be a Shock, but softball is still an option for some girls in the Baytown area despite the COVID-19 pandemic squashing so many opportunities.

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The Goose Creek CISD athletic department announced late Wednesday all summer workouts would be put on hiatus beginning Saturday after seeing a spike in COVID-19 outbreaks.

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Week one of Little League baseball is in the books and there were some strong performances of note as the Little League Players of the Week were named this weekend.

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The Barbers Hill Little League announced this weekend it will cancel the remainder of its spring/summer season due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic.

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On May 21, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission was finally able to conduct a previously postponed March meeting delayed by COVID-19 and adopted changes to state saltwater and freshwater fishing and hunting regulations. The new rules will go into effect September 1. 

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A solid number of softball players saw their chance to play squashed when both the Baytown Girls Fastpitch Softball Association and the Mont Belvieu Youth Softball Association canceled their seasons.

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Area coaches may have lost two-plus months to finish the sports season and hope for some fantastic results before riding off into the 2019-20 sunset, but that did not keep many from performing some incredible feats before COVID-19 wrecked the calendar in March.

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The relationship between Strong Sports Management and the City of Mont Belvieu has come to an end.

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I’ve been blessed with a love of dogs since childhood. It began with my father’s fox terrier he named “Jigger” when I was just a toddler. There have been many since.

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Social distancing has been the expectation for Goose Creek CISD schools during the first week back on the training fields and courts since the COVID-19 pandemic shut down school activities in March.

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Texas Tech junior pitcher and former Barbers Hill baseball player Bryce Bonnin has a potential new home in his sport.

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Parks and Rec adult sports reopen begins Monday

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The top two sports moments of 2019-2020 were the ultimate dichotomy: One was about a bright and shining future and the other left the next years and decades in a state of limbo.

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The Ganders have seen a rise in participation in the football program as it returned to the practice field this week as state prep sports teams were able to get back into action.

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Last week, the city gave the go-ahead for Baytown Little League, Baytown Girls Fastpitch Association and the Baytown Teenage Baseball Associations (BTBA) to get their seasons started. The first two begin games Monday while the BTBA – PONY league – has its first games June 23. 

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Barbers Hill High School took time out to recognize the special achievement of three of its athletes.

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Texas Tech pitcher and Barbers Hill alum, Bryce Bonnin is listed as the 103rd best prospect and a potential third or fourth round pick for the 2020 Major League Baseball draft by Baseball America.

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Sterling High School former goalkeeper Jose Marquez is heading to Ranger (TX) Community College this fall following a move from his younger days as a defender and striker.

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Robert E. Lee baseball player Bryce Contreras signed his letter to continue his baseball career at Schreiner University next season. From left are his father, Craig Contreras, sister Madi Contreras, mother Melissa Contreras, Bryce, and Lee baseball coach Trent Padgett.

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During her high school years, Gabby Cantu learned her fair share about adversity. 

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Goose Creek Memorial senior baseball player Noah Butler has signed a Letter of Intent to attend Indian Hills Community College, a Division I NJCAA program, in Centerville, Iowa. The program is in the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference and Butler noted an established relationship with…

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