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A Houston man was charged with the murder of a Hankamer man in Chambers County Friday night. Larry Dewayne Brinkley, 56, is in the Chambers County Jail with bond set at $750,000, according to jail records. The murdered man was identified as Leslie Evan Larrison, 54, of Hankamer.

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A man was killed in the crash of a gyrocopter – a small aircraft similar to a helicopter – about 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Chambers County Airport in Anahuac. Published reports identify the pilot as 59-year-old Baytown resident Steve Weir.

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Chambers County Sheriff’s Office and the Anahuac Area Chamber of Commerce are sponsoring a Rape Aggression Defense class for area women today from 6-10 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. The cost is $25 per person. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

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Anahuac scored 14 points and shutout Woodville in the fourth quarter to help the Panthers earn a 28-27 victory Friday night at home.

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A special meeting of the Board of Trustees of Anahuac ISD will be held Tuesday, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the AISD Administration Building 804 Mikhael Ricks Drive.

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ANAHUAC – Marla McShan hopes she didn’t make a mistake letting her boys, Matt, 7, and Malcomb, 6, watch dead alligators lay on the ground during Gatorfest’s Great Texas Alligator Roundup at Fort Anahuac Park Saturday.

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The 25th annual Texas Gatorfest continues this evening beginning at 6 p.m. with a variety of bands scheduled to perform, along with food and drinks available for sale. The festival runs through Sunday.

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Anahuac ISD hosted a new teacher’s breakfast sponsored by the Anahuac Chamber of Commerce on Friday. In the front row are Celeste Toney (first grade teacher), Shonna Wagley (6th grade teacher/coach), Kaleigh Burnett (Ag science teacher), Holly Nelson (teacher), Kara Phillips (Asst. band dire…

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The annual Baytown Special Rodeo for special needs youngsters, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 14, is moving to a new location this year.

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The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the Friends of Anahuac Refuge are proud to announce the opening of the registration period for kids, 6 years old to 12 years old, to participate in the Junior Ranger Summer Day Camp at Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge.

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Two teams of Anahuac High School students launched rockets in a May event involving 14 area high schools that gave students the opportunity to fly rockets they had designed, tested and built.

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The Houston-Galveston Area Council said its Regional DWI Task Force, which consists of 14 law enforcement agencies throughout the Houston-Galveston area, will be operating throughout Memorial Day weekend to cut down on driving while intoxicated. 

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Chambers County commissioners approved a request by Anahuac National Bank to sponsor a 30-minute fireworks show at Fort Anahuac Park on Thursday, July 4. The county will provide the use of its portable stage.

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While thousands of commuters clog the freeways of the Houston area, other commuters fill the marshes of Chambers County, as bird migration creates opportunities to see dozens of species of feathered flyers taking a layover in their seasonal trek.

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Former Houston Oilers’ quarterback Dan Pastorini, former Astros’ pitcher Larry Dierker and KHOU’s meteorologist Chita Johnson are a few of the many celebrities who will be playing in the 11th Annual Bayou Bowl Celebrity Golf Tournament.  

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While many teens consider themselves fortunate to find summer employment in retail or food service, a select few will get to experience unique work at the Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge.

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The wind blows in all directions this time of year. If you enjoy fishing, you deal with it. You find new areas, new patterns and protected locales; or, you continue to spend your days fishing on the multitude of Internet forums.

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NORTH SABINE:  Trout are fair to good on the Louisiana shoreline on topwaters and Corkies. Flounder are fair on jigs tipped with shrimp around marsh drains.

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Nicole Price of Robert E. Lee softball signed her National Letter of Intent to continue her career at Rogers State University in Oklahoma. Price, who’s parents are Margarita and Dylan Price, has been playing softball since she was six-years-old. “I feel extremely blessed to have finally been…

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The Barbers Hill volleyball team, coming off an unbeaten District 21-5A title and led by a mostly underclassmen roster opened up the Region 3 bi-district playoff round Thursday at Pasadena High School and couldn’t overcome a stellar defensive effort by Texas City.

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The Barbers Hill volleyball team, coming off an unbeaten District 21-5A title and led by a mostly underclassmen roster opened up the Region 3 bi-district playoff round Thursday at Pasadena High School and couldn’t overcome a stellar defensive effort by Texas City.

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Michael Williams has resigned his post as the head volleyball coach at Goose Creek Memorial High School, Goose Creek CISD officials confirmed Tuesday.

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The Barbers Hill Eagles are back in the District 12-5A II title hunt and 7:30 p.m. Friday it could be something to be definitely considered after Nederland comes to Mont Belvieu.

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 The Goose Creek Memorial volleyball team secured its place in the Region 3 bi-district playoff round Tuesday with a 3-1 (23-25, 25-20, 25-16, 25-20) win over Texas City in Baytown.

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For two years in a row, the Anahuac Panthers wrapped up a season with a 5-5 record, are heading to the Class 3A I playoffs and once again will face off against Crocket in the Bi-District round of the playoffs.

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 Edwin Egans enters his 21st year coaching at Crosby and this year his boys basketball team could be one of the better ones he’s put out on the hardwood.

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All it took was a little bit of room and Mason Duke saw the opportunity the Goose Creek Memorial Patriots had waited for almost all of Friday night.

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The Goose Creek Memorial is on the doorstep to qualify for the Class 5A Region 3 bi-district playoffs.

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The Sterling Rangers tennis team saw its historic season come to an end Friday when it was defeated 10-1 by hosts A&M Consolidated in College Station during the Class 5A Region 3 semifinals. Sterling, the region’s No. 4 team, fell to the top-ranked squad but not before the mixed doubles …

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The Goose Creek CISD girls basketball programs are looking to new eyes and vision behind the minds of three young coaches.

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Sam Houston State University will be the scene Monday when the Class 5A Region 3 cross country championships take place with plenty of high hopes on the line.

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Barbers Hill sophomore girls basketball guard Dalanna Carter has transferred from the school. Barbers Hill head girls coach Bryan Harris confirmed Thursday Carter, the reigning District 21-5A Most Valuable Player, had left school Monday.

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When it looked like the Goose Creek Memorial volleyball team was down and out and rivals Sterling were inching closer to a tie in the season series and a bi-district playoff spot, things changed in a hurry.

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The second chapter of the battle of Baytown football is ready to kick off 7 p.m. Friday at Stallworth Stadium with the Goose Creek Memorial Patriots ready to even their ledger while the Sterling Rangers hope to make a fine introduction.

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A win in Kirbyville was enough to clinch Anahuac’s second straight Class 3A-I playoff spot in the same number of years under head coach Greg Neece.

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A young Barbers Hill tennis team was able to find its way past Galveston Ball in the bi-district round, 11-8, early in the week to catapult itself into the area round at home Thursday against Lamar Fulshear. 

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The Sterling Rangers may not have secured one man for the head basketball coaching position but they may have ultimately found the best man for the position.