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Harris County Sheriff’s Office homicide investigators arrested and charged Houston resident Jerry Fain, 35, with the murder of his girlfriend, April Cobb, in Channelview. About 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, deputies responded to a report of a death at 15425 North Brentwood. 

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The Robert E. Lee Lady Ganders danced and pranced around so much following every ace and kill that they could have been mistaken for dancers and not volleyballers.

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Two men were found dead inside a building at 16418 Market Street in Channelview about 11 p.m. Thursday, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.

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Harris County’s lawsuit against the companies responsible for cleaning up environmental contamination to the San Jacinto River just north of the Interstate 10 bridge will continue, as a federal appeals court ruled that the county can continue using outside attorneys on the case.

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A 19-year-old man has been charged with aggravated assault after a Channelview shooting early Tuesday morning that left two women injured, one seriously.

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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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The Houston-Galveston Area Council said its Regional DWI Task Force, which consists of 14 law enforcement agencies throughout the Houston-Galveston area, will be operating throughout Memorial Day weekend to cut down on driving while intoxicated. 

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Former Houston Oilers’ quarterback Dan Pastorini, former Astros’ pitcher Larry Dierker and KHOU’s meteorologist Chita Johnson are a few of the many celebrities who will be playing in the 11th Annual Bayou Bowl Celebrity Golf Tournament.  

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NORTH SABINE:  Trout are fair to good on the Louisiana shoreline on topwaters and Corkies. Flounder are fair on jigs tipped with shrimp around marsh drains.

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Recently at the North Channel Chamber of Commerce annual banquet, Bates Collision Centers received the 2012 Community Service Award. Pictured from left to right are Cory Stover, Lori Tadlock, Chamber President Dr. Charles Grant, Leila Bates and Lee Bates.

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NORTH SABINE: Trout are fair to good in the river on live shad. Redfish are good in the marsh on small topwaters and Stanley Ribbits. Flounder are good on jigs tipped with shrimp.

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Lee College star forward Trahson Burrell didn’t hesitate when asked where he learned to play basketball.

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I did not know Amulek Stone. But after talking with several coaches, and listening to the passion in their voice as they described the young man, I feel like I do. And for that, I feel blessed.

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On occasion, losing a ball game can be the best thing that happens to a team. Just ask the squad from Sterling, which found itself on the short end of a Friday morning matchup, then used that loss as motivation to pound Channelview 7-4 in a night contest in the Gary Herrington Invitational T…

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My starched Texas flag normally takes a beating from sustained 20-knot winds this time of year. The same could be said for Texas bays, raked and rolled at times by the same ardent gales. It’s a fact of life along the coast – the wind blows in late winter and early spring.

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N. SABINE:  Trout and redfish are fair while drifting mud and shell. Sheepshead are fair to good around the rocks.

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Dreary, wet, February chill is not what most salts consider “good fishing weather.” Then again, “most” anglers don’t fish until the water warms to 72 degrees and suntan lotion is needed. 

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NORTH SABINE:  Trout and redfish are fair while drifting mud and shell. Waders have taken better trout on the Louisiana shoreline in the afternoon on slow-sinking plugs.

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The feel of a sensitive piece of graphite as an angry speckled trout crushes a topwater is a normal occurrence once spring rolls around. We plugging aficionados try to rush winter, consistently checking water temperatures during periods of  mild weather with hopes of at least a few days of r…

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In a season where the Goose Creek Memorial boys basketball team recorded its first ever playoff win, could it be that it may go hand-in-hand with its inaugural postseason run?

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In a matchup between the two top teams in District 22-5A boys soccer, the host Goose Creek Memorial Patriots fell behind early and couldn’t recover in a 4-1 loss to first-place Friendswood.

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The baseball season is upon Goose Creek CISD high school fans as it saw its first pitch Monday as Robert E. Lee played host to Dayton.

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Lady Eagles bounced in area

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The first live ocelot I ever saw was in a cage outside a furniture store in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico in the ‘60s. It was the most beautiful cat I had ever seen.

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Barbers Hill graduate and University of Texas women’s basketball standout Charli Collier teamed up with Roppolo’s Pizzeria owner Marc Roppolo to give back to the Austin community in the wake of the winter storm. 

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As anticipated, the boys and girls basketball playoff schedule was sent scurrying following the winter storm and its aftermath this week.

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The Baytown high school softball programs were all hoping to make notable progress last spring and it appeared that objective could be met.

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The Barbers Hill Lady Eagles basketball team will face No. 1 Richmond Foster 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Shadow Creek High School in a Class 5A area round playoff.

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Maybe l should stick my hat around the door on a stick to see if anybody is going to take a shot at it since I’ve been saying Texas has the best winters in America. The forecast is now calling for a low temp of one degree above zero, Fahrenheit! Broken limbs and sometime entire trees litter …

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Three area girls basketball teams will begin their playoff journey this week and it starts tonight in Port Arthur when the Sterling Lady Rangers – making their first playoff appearance in six years – tip off against undefeated Beaumont United.

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The Manvel Mavericks scored in the first minute of the match, added some insurance before halftime and used that start to gain pole position in a 3-0 victory against Robert E. Lee in Baytown Tuesday night.

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With a chance to potentially improve its District 22-5A standing, the Sterling Lady Rangers basketball team dropped a 55-45 home decision against La Porte Saturday.

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The Friendswood Mustangs used a 13-3 run to end the first quarter and  used that momentum to hold on for a 55-42 victory Saturday in Baytown.

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Every year about this time, some men and women go into something akin to mild depression. And please don’t think I’m belittling the post combat malady known as PTSD when I call it “After Hunting Season Downer”, or “AHSD”.

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The Goose Creek Memorial girls basketball team battled district heavyweights Manvel to a tight ballgame through the first half to see the Lady Mavericks pull away for a 54-40 win Thursday night.

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The Goose Creek Memorial boys basketball team inched into a playoff spot and wrapped up the season sweep of district and city rivals Sterling with an 82-48 home win Saturday.

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The Goose Creek Memorial Patriots used goals by Darwin Velasquez and Carlos Gonzalez to pull of the important, 2-1 road win against one of the challengers for the District 22-5A title.

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In a match Goose Creek Memorial girls soccer coach Roman Huizar called a “good game,” the Lady Patriots still fell short in a 2-0 home defeat Friday against the Manvel Lady Mavericks.

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The Sterling Rangers tennis team is off to a blazing start to the spring campaign after placing in nine of the 10 divisions at the Kim Enocksen Varsity Invitational in Humble on Friday.

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I’ve never met Brandon Butler – at least, not that I recall.  But we’ve travelled some of the same trails, including Missouri’s Current River. We’re brothers in a bond that comes from treasuring the outdoors and the precious memories of time spent there with family and friends. Or alone.

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It appears the Goose Creek Memorial boys basketball team is embracing the concept of becoming a playoff team.

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