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Barbers Hill ISD trustees held public hearings Monday as a step in creating two new 313 appraised value limitation deals that are the latest signs of continued growth in the petro-chemical industry here.

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Barbers Hill voters easily passed a $60 million bond package that district officials say will not lead to a tax increase, but will pay for improvements to aging buildings, improve security and update technology.

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All polls will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. today for Election Day. Unlike in early voting, voters must vote in their designated precinct location Tuesday.

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The Barbers Hill ISD community mourned this week the loss of longtime school board member and retired educator Carmena Goss. 

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Barbers Hill ISD trustees Monday put their final stamp of approval on the tax abatement agreement that will pave the way for construction of an industrial project by ExxonMobil and a financial boon for the school district.

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Barbers Hill ISD Band members rejoice after learning they would advance to state competition. The Band earned superior ratings at its regional competition, qualifying them for Area Competition. At the Area Competition, they ranked 5th out of 23 4A bands in the preliminaries and advanced to f…

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Thirty high school bands competed in the 11th annual Galena Park ISD Marching Band Festival Oct. 5 at Galena Park ISD Stadium.

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Voters in the Barbers Hill school district will decide Nov. 5 if they will approve a $60 million bond issue – one that won’t bring any new buildings, but also won’t bring a tax increase.

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Though the Barbers Hill Eagles lost starting quarterback Kaleb Denny to injury early in the first quarter, they were able to come together in front of a capacity home crowd and have their most complete game of the season, shutting out the New Caney Porter Spartans 41-0.

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Barbers Hill ISD’s tax rate will remain the same for another year, continuing a trend taxpayers have enjoyed for some time while still seeing construction of schools and other improvements.

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Barbers Hill ISD trustees on Monday approved several tax incentive deal applications for industrial construction projects that will add approximately $1.5 billion to the district’s tax base.

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“Rain Rain Go Away” was the song of the Barbers Hill faithful as they waited Friday night to watch their team take on C.E. King. 

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Barbers Hill ISD trustees voted Monday night to hold an election in November, asking voters for the right to issue $60 million in bonds to finance “the construction, renovation, acquisition and equipment of school buildings and purchase of school buses.”

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Barbers Hill ISD officials approved applications for two Chapter 313 agreements at a specially called meeting on Monday night, paving the way for appraised value limitation agreements that will increase the district’s tax base.

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The Mont Belvieu City Council passed several adjustments to personnel policies, mainly minor changes or clarifications to the handling of time off, in a brief regular meeting Monday.

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Lee College Regents met Thursday and approved preliminary work for issuing bonds, setting the stage for the $40 million in bonds authorized by voters in may to be issued in August or September. The board also approved using a design-build method for contracting work to renovate the pilot pla…

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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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Planners for the annual West Chambers County Chamber of Commerce ladies’ night event expect to once again have a sell-out crowd for the evening of dining, pampering and networking, said chamber president Missy Malechek. The even will be 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22 at McLeod Park Pavi…

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As the sports season officially begins this week in all activities, a number of programs will have to reload their rosters or fill in valuable holes in the lineup.

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Barbers Hill shortstop Cameron Cauley and head coach David Denny earned the Texas Sports Writers Association Class 5A Player and Coach of the Year awards this week.

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The Wayne Gray Sports Complex was one of a number of sites to play host to the PONY International World Series of softball this weekend and some area teams battled distractions and the heat to come away with plenty of lessons learned.

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With an intent of advancing the development of the overall athletic programs within Goose Creek CISD, what better way to kick things off with an improved look at the junior school level.

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The University of Arkansas at Little Rock swimming and diving team has officially added nine swimmers for the 2021-22 season, inlcuding 2018 Barbers Hill High School graduate Lauren Gray. 

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Wearing blue in support of their winning teams, Barbers Hill fans lined up down Eagle Drive cheering on their hometown champions after having to wait almost a month due to bad weather. 

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To celebrate the wins of both the Barbers Hill High School baseball and softball teams, the City of Mont Belvieu and Barbers Hill ISD are collaborating for a “Parade of Champions” down Eagle Drive tonight. 

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With the books closing on the 2020-21 sports season – one that will be forever defined as the year of COVID-19, social distancing and contact tracing – coaches took time out to reflect on some of its bigger moments.

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When my 8-year-old granddaughter visits from Tennessee, she often ventures into my man-cave while I’m working to tell me about her latest adventures. Yesterday, it was about how much our latest dog had grown since last summer when she carried him around everywhere. She could almost ride him, now.

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A number of teams are using the summer to improve their standing from the previous campaign to ready themselves for the upcoming sports calendar.

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Nicholas Wade has been tabbed as the new head coach for the Lee College men’s basketball team as well as the new athletic director for the college. 

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It couldn’t have been a better day for the Texas Bud Heat Wave 5-mile and Michelob Ultra 5K runs in Mont Belvieu on 4th of July.

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A hot-barrel hunt usually means there are so many birds flying that participants shoot rapidly and their shotgun barrels become too hot to touch. People talking about Argentine dove hunting relate hot barreled hunt tales. 

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New Goose Creek Memorial baseball coach George Banda doesn’t mince words when he speaks about expectations for a program he leads.

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The Texas Association of Basketball Coaches Showcase in Duncanville played host to a number of squads trying to show off their talents and also get plenty of run in as they begin to prepare for the newest season.

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The first fish I caught were two little perch that bit on small pieces of earthworms or bits of bread squeezed into little balls. We were at Grandmother Jefferson’s house on the Guadalupe River, west of Sequin. I was about eight or nine. My tackle was a bamboo pole with braided cotton line, …

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