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In a previous article that I wrote, I spoke about the different sources of revenue that help support Lee College’s budget. They include students paying tuition and fees, funds received from the State of Texas, and funds from homeowners, businesses and industry through tax collections on thei…

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As individuals, we pride ourselves on our reputation.  Similarly, companies strive to acquire a good reputation through hard work, a customer focus, offering a good product or service, treating their employees well, and being a good corporate citizen to their community. Reputations are earne…

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Baseball is an American institution and tradition. It is called America’s pastime. Since its inception, it has been a part of American life. Each season starts with 15 American League teams and 15 National League teams whose goal is to win their respective Divisional and Championship Series …

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A person is guilty until proven innocent or wealthy. This is how our old outdated justice system has been working in Harris County for far too long. There have been incidents that an individual may stay in jail for months. Most are jailed not because they are violent criminals or guilty, but…

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As a comprehensive community college, Lee College offers residents opportunities to pursue the first two years of a baccalaureate degree, workforce training leading to employment in one of the great companies in our region, and community development, ranging from Kids at College to STEM Camp…

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In 2013, I was honored to be elected for Baytown City Council District 2. I’m now in the final year of my second term. My 2013 campaign centered around new ideas and fresh perspectives. Fittingly, my campaign slogan was A New Voice – A New Vision. I’ve brought a new voice to City Council. At…

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How about a little trivia? Where is the best place to work and live? Well, of course, that would be Lee College and Baytown. All too often we take for granted what is right in front of us. For over 85 years this community has been blessed with an outstanding community college. Lee College is…

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There has been a lot of buzz about congressional impeachment, but my editor expects me to write about state and local politics, so let’s look at the 1917 impeachment of Texas Governor James “Farmer Jim” Ferguson.

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 If you wanted to buy a watch in the 1880s that was cheaper and better than the store watches, you went to the train station!

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this year alone the United States has experienced 839 new cases of confirmed measles; a long-forgotten disease now currently a growing healthcare problem. Texas is one of 23 states experiencing a measles outbreak. It is of great im…

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I want to take this opportunity to update you on work that the City of Baytown is continuing on your behalf.

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A 2018 survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers asked employers which attributes they most value among new hires, beyond a strong GPA and technical skills.  The results identified a number of what are often called “soft skills.”   At the top of the list, and may…

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Ten inches of rain fell in one day a couple of weeks ago in Kingwood, and television weather services reported 1 to 4 inches in other parts of Houston “…as common.”  This week, 6 inches of rain flooded and dozens of tornadoes battered Oklahoma.  Meanwhile, in other parts of the country, plac…

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I thought I knew almost everything about my younger brother.  Something fell through the cracks, as the saying goes, and that something happened over 50 years ago.  Here’s the short version.

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On Sunday, May 12, 2019, over 600 Lee College graduates woke up to “a new tomorrow.”  Historically commencement ceremonies are filled with pomp and circumstance, a lot of applause, many big smiles, and a sense of achievement on the part of the graduates.  Such was the case on Saturday, May 1…

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On April 15 in Orlando, Florida, Lee College’s Huntsville Center instructor and division chair, Paul Allen, received the top national Award of Excellence for Faculty Innovation from the American Association of Community Colleges.

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In November 2013, I was honored to be elected as representative for Baytown Council District 2. I’m now in the final year of my second term. Time certainly flies!

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Barbers Hill Independent School District Superintendent Greg Poole said taxes, local control, and choice are the key issues driving his efforts to align Barbers Hill ISD with Lone Star College. Dr. Poole has used the Lee College tax rate as justification for looking beyond Lee College for co…

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Since 1934, Lee College has been the provider of higher education to Baytown, Highlands and our surrounding communities. The college has grown dramatically since its inception in 1934, and now serves 17 school districts in four counties.  We reached a significant milestone this past fall sem…

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When the ITC fire in Deer Park happened, many of us looked for answers and information to keep ourselves and our families safe. Your first responders—police, fire and Baytown city leaders headed to a designated place to help keep you safe during the massive fire that brought that dark black …

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Each year the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, the state agency that provides oversight of higher education in Texas, conducts a review to identify those institutions in the state that have seen the highest improvement on select key outcomes compared to other colleges in their regi…

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I am not sure if it is 31, 50 or 69 percent of those talking heads, press and legislators accuse the president of “manufacturing alarm” with his reports of a southern border crisis. Alarming new numbers about border apprehensions from U.S. Customs and Border Protection agencies should punctu…

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Last week our students took benchmark (practice) tests to ensure that they have made sufficient progress as we head into the final teaching stretch of the school year before the STAAR tests will be administered. Many people, staff, students and parents alike often view this testing season as…

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Lee College’s governing board, known as the Board of Regents, is comprised of nine members elected from the communities within the college’s taxing district. Every two years, three board positions are up for election. The regents serve six year terms. They do not receive any renumberation fo…

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Each February, the Association of Community College Trustees and the American Association of Community Colleges hold a National Legislative Summit in Washington, D.C. Typically the summit includes workshops focused on national legislative issues of interest to community colleges, guest speak…

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After the rains of Imelda sent parts of Southeast Houston under water a handful of events involving area teams have been announced Thursday.

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Lady Eagles rally from 2-0, late fifth set deficits in win

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Week two of the North Channel Conference’s football and volleyball action wrapped on Thursday. Following is an update for both football and volleyball for junior high schools.

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Needing a win, Sterling rises in rout of Austin

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Lee College volleyball returns to host own invite

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A winning performance would wash away the bitter taste of a win that should have been for the Goose Creek Memorial football team.

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With one non-district game remaining, the Sterling Rangers hope to make the best out of their date at Houston’s Barnett Stadium 7 p.m. Friday against HISD’s Austin High School.

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The Sterling High tennis team filled a hole left by a Channelview cancellation in district play with a sterner test Tuesday in Baytown.

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I was sitting in the Irish Village Barber Shop after school one day waiting my turn, reading an outdoor magazine. An article on wild sheep hunting had a beautiful picture of a handsome bighorn ram standing magnificently on a rocky mountain hillside.

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The North Channel conference began its sports schedule last week as football and volleyball games began for local junior high school teams.Each sport follows the same schedule with eighth-grade teams playing the identical home-and-away slate and the seventh-grade teams doing the same. All ga…

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This year’s early teal hunting season is expected to be a hot one, both in terms of temperature and prospects. Extended forecasts for Saturday’s opener indicate waves of blue-winged teal headed for Texas, along with daytime highs in the mid to upper 90s.

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So close wasn’t enough as the Sterling Rangers football team fell to 0-2 with a last second, 16-14 non-district defeat at Aldine Nimitz Friday night.

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Robert E. Lee High School fans and alums have never forgotten the greatness that once was Gander football.

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Following a 35-10 loss at Magnolia to start the season, Barbers Hill wants to focus on playing four good quarters.

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Goose Creek Memorial’s Nikko Lagrada won in both singles and doubles for the Patriots during their 19-0 District 22-5A opening win over city rivals Baytown Lee on Tuesday. The host Patriots won all but one set in both doubles and singles to move to 1-1 this season. 

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The Goose Creek Memorial Lady Patriots volleyball team’s hot start to the season continued as it rolled to the title of the Stafford Varsity Tournament last weekend.

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