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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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In a season where the Goose Creek Memorial boys basketball team recorded its first ever playoff win, could it be that it may go hand-in-hand with its inaugural postseason run?

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In a matchup between the two top teams in District 22-5A boys soccer, the host Goose Creek Memorial Patriots fell behind early and couldn’t recover in a 4-1 loss to first-place Friendswood.

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The baseball season is upon Goose Creek CISD high school fans as it saw its first pitch Monday as Robert E. Lee played host to Dayton.

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Lady Eagles bounced in area

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The first live ocelot I ever saw was in a cage outside a furniture store in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico in the ‘60s. It was the most beautiful cat I had ever seen.

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Barbers Hill graduate and University of Texas women’s basketball standout Charli Collier teamed up with Roppolo’s Pizzeria owner Marc Roppolo to give back to the Austin community in the wake of the winter storm. 

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As anticipated, the boys and girls basketball playoff schedule was sent scurrying following the winter storm and its aftermath this week.

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The Baytown high school softball programs were all hoping to make notable progress last spring and it appeared that objective could be met.

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The Barbers Hill Lady Eagles basketball team will face No. 1 Richmond Foster 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Shadow Creek High School in a Class 5A area round playoff.

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Maybe l should stick my hat around the door on a stick to see if anybody is going to take a shot at it since I’ve been saying Texas has the best winters in America. The forecast is now calling for a low temp of one degree above zero, Fahrenheit! Broken limbs and sometime entire trees litter …

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Three area girls basketball teams will begin their playoff journey this week and it starts tonight in Port Arthur when the Sterling Lady Rangers – making their first playoff appearance in six years – tip off against undefeated Beaumont United.

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The Manvel Mavericks scored in the first minute of the match, added some insurance before halftime and used that start to gain pole position in a 3-0 victory against Robert E. Lee in Baytown Tuesday night.

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With a chance to potentially improve its District 22-5A standing, the Sterling Lady Rangers basketball team dropped a 55-45 home decision against La Porte Saturday.

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The Friendswood Mustangs used a 13-3 run to end the first quarter and  used that momentum to hold on for a 55-42 victory Saturday in Baytown.

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Every year about this time, some men and women go into something akin to mild depression. And please don’t think I’m belittling the post combat malady known as PTSD when I call it “After Hunting Season Downer”, or “AHSD”.

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The Goose Creek Memorial girls basketball team battled district heavyweights Manvel to a tight ballgame through the first half to see the Lady Mavericks pull away for a 54-40 win Thursday night.

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The Goose Creek Memorial boys basketball team inched into a playoff spot and wrapped up the season sweep of district and city rivals Sterling with an 82-48 home win Saturday.

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The Goose Creek Memorial Patriots used goals by Darwin Velasquez and Carlos Gonzalez to pull of the important, 2-1 road win against one of the challengers for the District 22-5A title.

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In a match Goose Creek Memorial girls soccer coach Roman Huizar called a “good game,” the Lady Patriots still fell short in a 2-0 home defeat Friday against the Manvel Lady Mavericks.

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The Sterling Rangers tennis team is off to a blazing start to the spring campaign after placing in nine of the 10 divisions at the Kim Enocksen Varsity Invitational in Humble on Friday.

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I’ve never met Brandon Butler – at least, not that I recall.  But we’ve travelled some of the same trails, including Missouri’s Current River. We’re brothers in a bond that comes from treasuring the outdoors and the precious memories of time spent there with family and friends. Or alone.

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It appears the Goose Creek Memorial boys basketball team is embracing the concept of becoming a playoff team.

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