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Baytown Police said Walter Pickering, 25, who is suspected of killing 32-year-old Glen Flowers, turned himself in to authorities Friday night.

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A Baytown man, identified by the Baytown Police Department as 32-year-old Glen Flowers, was fatally shot in the parking lot of the Valero gas station in the 1600 block of North Alexander Drive shortly after midnight Friday. Witnesses told officers on scene the suspect was a black male who d…

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The opening lap of Bay Area Relay for Life is less than four days away – volunteers are working hard to get ready for the event and there’s still time to support the effort to defeat cancer.

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The City of Baytown’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Board has decided not to recommend naming a park after a Baytown soldier killed in Afghanistan last year.

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Forty Goose Creek CISD students advanced to the Texas History Day competition as a result of winning 1st or 2nd place in their category at the recent Lee College Regional History Day. The State competition will take place in Austin May 2-3. 

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Dave Sherron, longtime purchasing agent for Goose Creek CISD and later manager and CEO of the Baytown Teachers Credit Union, died Saturday. Arthur David Sherron was 86.

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For the second time in less than two years, acclaimed Catholic actor and producer Leonardo Defilippis is returning to Baytown for a performance at the St. Joseph Family Center, 1912 Carolina Street.

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Members of the Asante African Choir are dressed in traditional clothing as they perform faith-based music Friday at St. John’s United Methodist Church in Baytown. The Asante Choir has traveled throughout the U.S. since last year and will return home to East Africa this spring. The choir, whi…

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A Baytown man died Friday during what appeared to be a kitchen fire at his single-family home at the corner of Ohio and Huggins streets.

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Goose Creek CISD’s rezoning committee presented maps to the school board Monday night with three potential plans for rezoning the district’s elementary schools – and corresponding maps for rezoning the junior schools.

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Baytown Crime Stoppers is offering $2,000 to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in the robbery at CiCi’s Pizza Friday night. Tipsters will remain anonymous.

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ExxonMobil volunteers dressed in red shirts and City of Baytown employees work together Friday morning to plant trees at Unidad Park in Baytown

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NEW YORK — Justin Verlander has that look: four or five days of stubble when he takes the mound, a focused glare, a game-day demeanor that if not quite ornery is admittedly intense.

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Though the occasion was somber in nature, spirits were high for Saturday’s balloon release ceremony held in honor of softball coach Wade Waltman, who passed away June 20

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On June 21, I received a release from a news service that bore the headline: “Vicious Catfish Attack Sends Florida Boy To Hospital”. An accompanying stock agency photo showed a menacing-looking catfish.

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When 6-year-old Oliver Richard, a resident of Mont Belvieu, was chosen to participate in the Astros’ “base stealer” program in between innings at Tuesday night’s Astros-Mets game, his decidedly literal interpretation of the word “steal” led to maybe the game’s most riveting moment—even in co…

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The team members said participating in the games helps them with work, is a positive experience and generally good for mental health.

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Despite efforts by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, outdoor writers, and many newspapers – totaling over 100,000 words of copy – untold numbers of people still think seeing a fawn alone means it’s abandoned. Too many want to help it.

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Summer is here and ready to stay for the children of Goose Creek CISD. About seven years ago all the high schools decided to import summer sports camps for every child from fourth to ninth grade to help foster and grow in the Baytown area. 

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Kaitlynn McDaniel hits line drive for the Anahuac 15U softball team.The Anahuac team captured the district championship for second year in a row. The 15U team is coached by Trent Hart, Ryan Cook and Lindsey Hedges. Next up is the Ranger State Softball finals in Sulphur Springs July 8-10.  (P…

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Jasmine Moore, a Ross S. Sterling graduate and outside hitter for Bethune-Cookman University’s women’s volleyball team has been named to the All-Southwestern Athletic Conference Second Team.

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Water polo originally was slated to go varsity in 2019, but COVID got in the way, It’s the first sport to be added since 1998 when the UIL approved wrestling

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Water polo originally was slated to go varsity in 2019, but COVID got in the way, It’s the first sport to be added since 1998 when the UIL approved wrestling

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The public is invited to the Mi Promesa a la Comunidad Family 5K Walk/Run this weekend. The event is free and open to families. 

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Free Fishing Day in Texas is June 4. Each year on the first Saturday in June, Texans can fish on any public waterbody in the state without a fishing license.

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This year’s CCA Texas STAR Tournament offers anglers twice the chances to win, as the number of tagged redfish released for the tournament has been doubled for 2022.

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The Baytown Wolverines, a 17U team comprised of players from Lee, Goose Creek Memorial and Sterling high schools, competed in the Albion Hurricanes FC Memorial Day Cup. With a two-win and one-tie record, the Wolverines advanced to the finals, winning 2-1 against the Klein Toros and were crow…

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On Saturday afternoon in NCAA Fayetteville Super Regional action at Bogle Park, a three-run, sixth-inning outburst backed freshman pitcher Sophia Simpson’s complete-game shutout as No. 16/18 Texas softball (43-19-1) stunned 3,115 red-clad fans in attendance by shutting out No. 4 Arkansas (48…

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As Lake Travis fishing guide, Alan Christenson Jr., and I shared fishing stories recently, I mentioned that on a recent trip to Lake Austin, all I caught were a couple of zebra mussels. My lure being slowly fished along the bottom in hope of catching a rare lunker bass caught the mussels as …

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Houston-born and raised Lee Martinez said he knew he would be in a position one day to be an athletic director. 

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In Dallas, Steve Kerr and Jason Kidd did not want to talk about basketball. LeBron James made no effort to hide his anger. Jayson Tatum of the Boston Celtics, a young father, called the news “devastating.”

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This year’s CCA Texas STAR Tournament offers anglers twice the chances to win, as the number of tagged redfish released for the tournament has been doubled for 2022.

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Ever wondered what becomes of those 13-plus pound largemouths caught by anglers in Texas in late winter and spring during the Legacy ShareLunker competition?Well, they are donated to the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department o be taken to the Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens and placed …

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Chris Hrabina gets a little emotional talking about the closing of Houston Raceway Park. His son, Slate, 12, has been involved in junior drag racing since he was about 5 years old and grew up at the iconic track – just as Hrabina himself did, starting around the same age. 

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It’s the time of year to turn your thoughts, dreams and talk toward saltwater. The Texas coast, in particular. We’re blessed with about 361 miles of coastline, and our bays are chock full of fish and shellfish — too many species to list! And many of them are considered game fish and delightf…

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Lady Mustang Alaina Schaeffer smacked a three-run home run during a five-run third inning, leading Friendswood to a 7-3 win over Crosby in the opening game of a best-of-three Class 5A softball playoff series Thursday night in Friendswood.

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With a five-run fourth inning and then six more runs in the bottom of the fifth, it was enough for the Crosby Lady Cougars to run-rule the Angleton Ladycats 11-1 in the Class 5A Region III area round matchup in front of a packed, loud and boisterous crowd.

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Goose Creek Memorial High School sophomore goalkeeper Layla Anaya and junior defenseman Gloria Martinez were named to the Texas Association of Soccer Coaches 2022 All Region team.

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The season came to an end for both Barbers Hill reigning championship teams — the Barbers Hills Eagles boys baseball team and the Lady Eagles softball team — over the weekend.