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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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The Prairie View Interscholastic League Coaches Association (PVILCA) recently inducted Marshall Land lll into its Hall of Fame as a PVIL-UIL “Bridging the Gap” Football Athlete. 

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As football season kicks off tonight for GCCISD schools Goose Creek Memorial and Robert E. Lee, a reminder for fans on where to catch the games if unable to attend.

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The Sterling Lady Rangers may have lost to Manvel in three sets in a District 22-5A opener Wednesday night, but at least they know they went toe-to-toe in many key spots.

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Goose Creek CISD has announced volleyball games scheduled for Tuesday have been canceled and will be played Wednesday due to Tropical Storm Beta. Also, junior school football games scheduled for Tuesday are canceled and those who have purchased a ticket will be reimbursed.

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Pasadena came to town for a scrimmage at GCM and the host Patriots dominated most of the controlled aspects of the evening and won a 21-0 half of play to end the night.

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The Sterling Rangers moved to 5-2 overall with two thunderous performances this weekend in Baytown.

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I probably won’t score with a shotgun like the late Gene Hill did. Nor may I EVER even approach his ability to make you feel like you were there, following a dog, shooting birds on frosty mornings. But I wonder if he savored the sport any bit more at all than I do. When It comes to doves or …

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The Anahuac Panthers football team won its first non-district contest after six failed previous attempts under second-year head coach Greg Neece with a dramatic 28-21 overtime win Friday at Bridge City.

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David C. Holland, a former Ross S. Sterling High School track and field athlete was nominated in 2019 by The Baytown Carver High School Recognition & Preservation Society and is the first Ranger track athlete to be inducted by the Prairie View Interscholastic League Coaches Association (…

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Barbers Hill baseball players Raithen Malone and Simon Larranaga decided to seize their futures in a time where that can easily be thrown for a loop thanks to COVID-19.

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It’s time to see some pads popping as a number of area teams get a chance to see how things are shaping up on the gridiron for the upcoming season as scrimmages dot the landscape over the next few days.

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The girls cross country season has had plenty of challenges to get off and running, especially with the COVID-19 pandemic keeping teams from their normal workout routines.

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The cross country season is set to launch today and many area athletes welcome the idea of getting back on the course after six months of dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.

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There is no challenge Robert E. Lee head tennis coach Brandon Funderburg shies from.

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Goose Creek CISD tennis programs from Sterling and Goose Creek Memorial have plenty of reasons for optimism this campaign.

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The Anahuac Lady Panthers volleyball team moved to 4-4 this campaign with a 3-0 (25-11, 25-16, 25-18) sweep of hosts High Island Tuesday evening.

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The Trinity River National Wildlife Refuge will close the Champion Lake Day Use Area today to conduct repairs for the spillway also called ‘The Rocks.’ It will be closed throughout the day and will reopen Thursday.

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It’s said that the only ones who try to predict Texas weather are fools or Yankees. The closest I came to growing up in the North was spending my formative years in north Jefferson County, Texas. So, if I’m talking about the weather, that pretty well defines me.