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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 Barbers Hill Eagles football team not only kept their playoff hopes alive, but also might have officially kickstarted the vision first-year head coach Carl Abseck had in mind as they rolled in and out of Nederland with a 66-28 destruction of the host Bulldogs Friday night.

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The Crosby Cougars moved one step closer to the District 12-5A II title with a resounding 69-28 win at Port Neches-Groves Friday night.

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The Anahuac Panthers secured a winning season and inched closer to a third straight postseason bid with a 32-12 Region 10-3A I win at Buna Friday night.

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Baytown Christian set itself up for a district title clash next week with St. Joseph’s Academy with a 76-13 rout of visiting Grace Community Friday night in TAPPS Six-Man play.

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Despite battling all night and showing the ability to move the football and also slow down a devastating Port Arthur Memorial offensive attack in spots, the host Robert E. Lee Ganders didn't have enough to avoid a titanic effort by their guests.

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The Sterling Rangers tennis team saw its season end in the Region 3 semifinals for the second straight year with a 10-5 defeat to Katy Jordan Thursday at Katy High School

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As basketball’s start looms and the fall sports begin to move toward their season’s apex, the Power 5 rankings will be sure to shift in the upcoming weeks.

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The Robert E. Lee and Sterling football teams find themselves in the playoff hunt as this week’s games loom while Goose Creek Memorial seeks to right the ship as the final three weeks kickoff on Thursday.

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Both the Barbers Hill Eagles and Crosby Cougars are set for difficult road challenges 7:30 p.m. Friday that should go a long way determining how the District 12-5A II standings play out.

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It was a game where one team kept its playoff hopes alive and another saw its coach pleased with a new level of execution and commitment.

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The Ball High School Tors handed the Baytown Lee Ganders their first loss of the season with a 23-13 win Friday night at Kermit Courville Stadium.

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The Sterling Lady Rangers have inched closer to a Class 5A Region 3 bi-district playoff against Barbers Hill with another win against their Baytown rivals.

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If the fall golf season is any indication of how good the Barbers Hill program will do when the UIL campaign kicks off in late winter, then things could be looking quite rosey.

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Once again the Power 5 poll has remained relatively static as the better teams in the area continue to prove why they are where they are.

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The cross country district meets will kick off today as Class 5A Region 3 programs will vie for three team spots in that penultimate meet before the state finals.

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CHICAGO (AP) — The Houston Astros found themselves in familiar territory Monday, brushing aside comments by Chicago White Sox reliever Ryan Tepera after he implied they stole signs while winning the first two games of the AL Division Series in their ballpark.

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The Crosby Cougars football train appears to be more than well on track once again.

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The Anahuac Panthers hope for adding to its five-game win streak came crashing down Friday when rivals East Chambers came to town and pulled off a 24-10 District 10-3A I win.

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SANTA FE - The Dayton Broncos rolled up 410 yards of total offense in a 41-0 pounding of Santa Fe on Friday night at Indians Stadium in District 12-5A II action.

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The Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference announced its 30th anniversary softball team and one of its nearly three dozen members happens to hail from Baytown.

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There was a bit more movement than usual this week in the Power 5 as a number of teams took some losses, but also did so behind some powerful performances.

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Anahuac will attempt to take history by storm as the Panthers continue to trend in a positive direction.

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The 18th annual Barbers Hill Sports Hall of Honor held its newest induction ceremony Saturday at the BHISD Leadership Support Center’s J. Justin Jenson Conference Room as three new members have been immortalized.