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The World is on lock down. Now, what are you going to do with this government “new norm” life incarceration behind invisible bars situation?

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COVID-19 is on everyone’s radar.  It’s completely understandable if you are experiencing stress or nervousness due to the current situation. It’s important that we try to reduce our stress level to keep ourselves healthy. While none of us should ignore the COVID-19 outbreak, there are measur…

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There is a collective hysteria that is sweeping the world regarding the power and destruction of this virus.  I am, by no means, saying that this is not a serious situation or that people around the world should not be concerned regarding the ability of the coronavirus (COVID-19) to spread t…

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Just out my front door things vie for my attention. Is the bird bath busy? The petrified wood cries out: “How long have I been here?” The dandelions reach out to the heavens, and their tribe is increasing.

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My sister and I are two years apart.  She was born in 1946 and I was born in 1948, so we have been sisters for a very long time … our whole lives, in fact. It is amazing how we can be so much alike and different at the same time. 

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In 2008, Congress passed a resolution designating March 11 as National Funeral Director Recognition Day. While it is an honor for our profession to have a day set aside to acknowledge the work we do in our communities, I’m confident that all of my colleagues in this line of work would agree …

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State Rep. Briscoe Cain recently proudly posed on the front page of the paper with Texans for Lawsuit Reform co-founder Dick Trabulsi as he received the TLR “Civil Justice Leadership Award.” What that means in English is Cain was honored to be directly associated with an organization that ha…

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The teen years are infamous for awkward dating and amateur romantic relationships. As clumsy and as awkward as it can be, these relationships lay the groundwork for patterns and expectations for relationships throughout adulthood. 

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I answered the only phone we had in 1971 and received a death threat regarding my father’s choice of who he played on the newly integrated varsity basketball team in Madisonville, Texas. Those were most difficult times as the “separate but equal” doctrine was shown to be grossly “unequal.” 

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We in Baytown, who have United Healthcare, must be proactive and do everything we can to be heard. Our health has been put at risk and in jeopardy over United Healthcare deciding Methodist Hospital, Methodist Outpatient Clinic and Methodist doctors are too expensive. Methodist Hospital has b…

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The Harris County Precinct 3 Constable’s Office, a Texas law enforcement agency recognized through the International Chiefs of Police-Texas Best Practices Recognition Program, welcomes 2020. 

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To LIVE UNITED you first need to care about your community. Then you take it a step further and get involved in positive actions that make the community better. You may join a group that is working to disrupt the causes negatively affecting family members and friends. You might make a though…

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Hello Baytown, I hope you had a very Merry Christmas and Happiest of Holidays celebrated with family and friends. As 2019 comes to an end, I wanted to take an opportunity to highlight a few topics from this past year and provide you an outlook for 2020. 

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As you have heard me say before, the work of the Lee College Foundation is nothing short of amazing.  If the Foundation had a motto, it would be “Making Dreams Come True.”  Foundation dollars help students pay their tuition and fees, purchase textbooks, and buy required classroom and lab equ…

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The Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays generally bring about a great amount of good cheer and joy for most of our citizens. With travel, shopping and gift giving/sending increasing this time of year we will certainly see more people on the roads and at our local businesses.  Unfortunately h…

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It was clearly evident shortly after my arrival at Lee College in February, 2012 that the Baytown, Highlands and surrounding communities had a special relationship with the college. Every day since that first realization, I have been reminded of just “how special” that relationship is as it …

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On Friday, October 18, 2019, Leslie Gallagher, Executive Assistant to the Lee College President, was in San Francisco, California, along with seven Board of Regents and myself, to receive the Western Region Board Professional Staff Member Award from the Association of Community College Trust…

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As you may already be aware, the Lee College Foundation Annual Gala raised a record $204,458. I could not be prouder of the outstanding support the college received from the communities we serve. This record was made up of individual contributors as well as corporate donations. It reflected …

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Annually, Lee College holds its Foundation Fund Raising Gala.  It is that time, as the Gala will be held on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019 at the Sylvan Beach Pavilion in La Porte. Festivities begin with a reception at 6:30 p.m.  The Foundation has been in existence for 50 years, while the Gala will…

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In 1968, Dr. David Corder, the esteemed founder and longtime conductor of the Baytown Symphony Orchestra, had a vision.  His goal was to introduce classical music to the greater Baytown area, and he succeeded wonderfully. 

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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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The spring sports season has been put on its last legs of hope with Gov. Greg Abbott’s declaration Tuesday that state schools remain closed through May 4.

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Charli Collier wanted to make a difference in humanity’s war against the COVID-19 virus, so she appealed to people’s hearts in the middle of the pandemic.

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Spring football was expected to begin by mid-April for all football programs in the area and amid the COVID-19 pandemic that, as well as much of the 2020 season’s preparation has been put on ice.

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The NCAA Division I Council has voted to allow colleges to provide spring sport student-athletes an additional season of competition and an extension of their period of eligibility.

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By the time the COVID-19 pandemic has become a memory and life gets back to normal, Clayton Hall may have had enough time to put Forrest Gump to shame.

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TOKYO  — The Olympic flame is set to arrive in Japan from Greece even as the opening of the Tokyo Games in four months is in doubt with more voices calling for the event to be postponed or canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Tonight was meant to be the one where a number of Baytown-area kids went to bed and dreamt about waking up the next morning to embark on a new season of little league baseball and softball.

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It all became real when the long-awaited new version of the Gary Herrington baseball tournament, the inaugural Battle of the Bay was shuttered after Thursday’s action. 

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NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball pushed back opening day until mid-May at the earliest on Monday because of the new coronavirus after the federal government recommended restricting events of more than 50 people for the next eight weeks.

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The title has a double meaning. For one, it’s the Morse code call for emergency assistance. The other might have kept you from reading this. But I’m glad you’re still here. 

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For now, high school sports in the state of Texas are suspended through March 29 after the UIL announced its response to the coronavirus that has led to professional and collegiate sports to do the same at various lengths of time.

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A 17-15 record on paper meant statistical improvement for the Lee College Rebels basketball team, but for head coach Roy Champagne, it still left a lot to be desired.

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It may not be an ideal way to open a season, but the Goose Creek Memorial baseball team can take a bit of solace after a 3-9 start three weeks into their campaign.

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One team is on the verge of a playoff spot while the other is enjoying a season of improvement as both Sterling soccer teams see their campaigns wind down.

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Sean Haggerty came to the Crosby High School basketball program, saw all those hoops and conquered filling it with many of his shots.

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It’s time to congratulate the run of the Crosby boys basketball team that ended its run to the top spot of the Power Five at No. 3 following its Region 3 quarterfinal defeat last week against Fort Bend Hightower.

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Houston ace Justin Verlander has a mild strain of a back muscle and said it would “probably take a miracle” for him to pitch in the Astros’ opener at Oakland on March 26.

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MONT BELVIEU – Bonnie Landry wanted her Barbers Hill Lady Eagles to get to work the minute she took over as the girls soccer head coach last spring.

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MONT BELVIEU – Things are going just fine for the Barbers Hill baseball team even if it isn’t undefeated.

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MONT BELVIEU – The Barbers Hill boys and girls track teams played hospitable hosts, but refused to be to gracious Thursday at their own Barbers Hill Relays.

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