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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 used a late burst in the second quarter that continued after halftime and eased to a 79-58 victory over visiting Galena Park Tuesday night.

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The record may not reflect it and Tuesday’s 0-0 draw with visiting Hargrave High School may not elicit a ton of excitement, but the Barbers Hill boys soccer team continues to improve according to head coach Brian Moore.

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I’ve heard wrist watches are worn by people who are only concerned with units of time shorter than a season. I misplaced mine recently. So, I guess that brands me.

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A tough battle came out on the negative side for the host Robert E. Lee Ganders boys basketball team, but not before putting up quite a fight.

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The Crosby Cougars football team had to wait 60 years for a second shot at a state championship that has eluded the program since the school opened in 1923.

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Dayton High School was the scene of a breakout for a couple local soccer teams and another continued to roll on in the tournament’s first two days.

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Basketball games involving Goose Creek CISD high school programs are undergoing some cosmetic scheduling changes.

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The Robert E. Lee Ganders boys basketball team won its second overall and District 22-5A game with a dramatic 47-46 win against Santa Fe Tuesday night.

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The Goose Creek Memorial boys soccer team wrapped up its run at the Pasadena Cup with a 3-2 loss to Pearland Saturday.

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Just like that the Goose Creek Memorial boys soccer program was back on familiar footing.

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It may not have been the ideal way to start the soccer season, but the Sterling High School Rangers and new coach Bryan Hayman still have some positives to lean on after Tuesday’s action.

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Amelia Horsford got off on the right foot early and often for the Crosby Lady Cougars and that made for a very nice start to the soccer season Saturday.

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Dateline: Texas. A December 2020 press release from Texas Parks and Wildlife stated that a mountain lion was seen and confirmed near Rowlett, in eastern Dallas County, not far from Lake Ray Hubbard. 

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Cougars defeat third-straight unbeaten foe in route to state semifinal

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The Goose Creek CISD boys basketball teams have had their fair share of battles with the COVID-19 pandemic causes havoc with the schedule and/or leading them into quarantine.

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I saw an exhibit of historic weaponry at the Metropolitan Museum of Art a few years ago. It was -- to be honest – frightening. Wars were once fought with crude weapons that created severe maintenance problems. Recovery was usually not an option. Even the horses wore armor.

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‘Complimentary’ ball equals best year since ’09

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A late run by La Porte to end the first half with a 19-point lead was enough to carry the Bulldogs to an 83-57 win at Robert E. Lee Friday in boys basketball.

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SHENANDOAH - After navigating the choppy and challenging waters of the COVID-19 pandemic football season full of pitfalls on and off the field, the Barbers Hill Eagles are officially heading to the offseason.

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Robert E. Lee’s Keke Davis has signed a National Letter of Intent to play football at Incarnate Word University in San Antonio beginning next fall. Back row from left are, coach Spencer Anthony, Leticia LeGrair, coach Jay Cleveland, head coach Tim Finn, coach Alex Alvarez and brother Marquis…

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Following Katy Paetow’s 70-18 bi-district playoff win last week in Baytown against the host Robert E. Lee Ganders, it was on to the Region 3 area round.