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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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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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Discarded pill bottles with Caroline Stagner’s name on them are what led homicide investigators to the 21-year-old man accused of stabbing the Highlands woman to death and setting her home on fire.

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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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Despite good intentions by the Environmental Protection Agency to inform residents about possible scenarios for long-term cleanup at the San Jacinto waste pits, many remained upset.

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The Environmental Protection Agency is hosting a meeting tonight to discuss the future of the San Jacinto Waste Pits Superfund Site, a toxic waste dump in the San Jacinto River just west of Highlands. 

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A great bowl of chili is only part of the fun at the Highlands Rotary Club’s 39th annual Chili Feast, raffle and auction Saturday.

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A woman who lives in the 1300 block of Battlebell Road in Highlands reported an armed robbery at her home that occurred about 3 p.m. Monday.

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The Harris County Sheriff’s Office arrested 24-year-old Joseph D. Morgan of Highlands Saturday, accusing him of torturing and killing a stray cat on the banks of the San Jacinto River.

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The new Highlands-Lynchburg Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors was elected at the January 2014 luncheon.  Showing in the picture from left to right are Betty Michalsky, Kenneth Forrest with San Jacinto River Authority, Traci Dillard with Baytown Habitat for Humanity, Gretchen Knowles wit…

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The award was presented to owner Carla Stanley of Carla’s Snak Shak.  Showing in the picture from left to right are Sarah Davis, Brandon Fenner, Michelle Fenner, Carla Stanley, Betty Michalsky, Brandan Baird and Bret Fenner.  Present but not showing is Reba Rachall.

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Highlands-Lynchburg Chamber of Commerce presents a donation to Bay Area Homeless Services at the chamber luncheon.From left are  Jim Wadzinski, president of the Highlands-Lynchburg Chamber of Commerce, Roger Elswick, owner of Community Toyota (partner of Bay Area Homeless Services), and Bill…

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About 300 people signed up to be part of a fledgling crime watch program in Highlands when they crowded into First Baptist Church Thursday night to support expanded crime-fighting efforts in the community that saw five murders in 2013.

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In response to an increase in crime in Highlands – including five murders during 2013 – members of the Highlands community are invited to a meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church, 210 N. Magnolia St. in Highlands to start a crime watch program.

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A 72-year-old Highlands woman was stabbed to death before firefighters discovered her body during a house fire.

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The Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office must wait for autopsy results before releasing an exact cause of death for a 73-year-old Highlands woman found in her burning home.

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Kendall Maddox and her cousin Drew Zaruba view an ornament on the Sampson Masonic Lodge No. 231 Christmas tree during a tree lighting ceremony in Highlands along San Jacinto Street near the Highlands Volunteer Fire Department. Hundreds of people attended the event and had the chance to have …

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Crime Stoppers of Houston is offering a reward of up to $30,000 for information that leads to the filing of felony charges or the arrest of a suspect or suspects in several cases of vandalism that have cut service to thousands of Comcast customers, mainly in the Highlands and Crosby areas.

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A man was shot to death about 10:30 p.m. Monday in the 1300 block of North Main Street in Highlands. The Harris County Sheriff's Office has not release his identity, and also reports no known motive or suspect in the murder.

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A Highlands man was arrested Sunday and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after he allegedly rammed a vehicle that injured his estranged wife and the male driver.

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Hundreds of U.S veterans attended the annual Veterans Picnic at the Highlands and San Jacinto community centers Saturday in Highlands, giving them an opportunity to be remembered for their military service.

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Jr. Miss Highlands 2013 Anna Keyes, a Highlands Junior High sixth-grader, poses with her crown at the Jr. Miss Highlands Pageant.  The pageant was held Saturday at the Highlands Junior High Auditorium.

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Miss Highlands 2013 Taylor Moser, center, with First Runner Up Madeline Walker, left, and Second Runner Up Katlyn Burns at the Miss Highlands Pageant Saturday at the Highlands Junior School Auditorium.

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A Highlands man was charged with robbery after reportedly punching a store manager who confronted him about shoplifting at a grocery store in the 300 block of North Main Street in Highlands.

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New head Goose Creek Memorial baseball coach George Banda III is a month from starting his tenure with the Patriots, but he got an early start on celebrations.

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The Goose Creek Memorial boys soccer team used a second-half explosion to pull away for a 2-0 win over visiting Friendswood Friday night.

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After a solid team tennis season that saw Barbers Hill advance to the Class 5A Region 3 quarterfinals, optimism is high for the individual season that began Friday with the Eagles own invitational.

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Dayton was the place for a long day of soccer Thursday and the Highway 90 Classic tournament kicked off featuring Sterling, Barbers Hill and Crosby’s boys teams.

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Despite some strong starts for a number of local soccer teams, this week’s Power 5 poll remains relatively unchanged.

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At the annual Texas Bowl at NRG Stadium, Dick Olin, third from left front row, was honored as a Gridiron Legend. The program, sponsored by the Texas Bowl, honors individuals “who have made a significant contribution to  the game of football in Texas, either at the high school, collegiate or …

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The Goose Creek Memorial girls soccer team rolled to a 4-0 home win over visiting Pasadena Memorial Tuesday night and are now 4-1.

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The Robert E. Lee Lady Ganders lost their seventh straight contest after playing a competitive first quarter with District 22-5A leaders Manvel Friday night.

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The Rangers Soccer Classic hit a snag on the third and final day due to a lengthy storm that caused havoc to the schedule.

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For a team that lost a vast majority of its starters to graduation, the Robert E. Lee girls soccer team will expect to go through some growing pains this year.

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The big three of seniors Sam Bradford, Avant Coleman and Dariyus Woodson were at it again Tuesday night for Goose Creek Memorial basketball.

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A late rally fell just short as the Goose Creek Memorial girls basketball team dropped a tense, 49-48 home decision to Aldine Nimitz Thursday to wrap the 2021 part of the basketball calendar.

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The Lee College Running Rebels got back to basics as they used a 17-0 run early in the first half to help ease to a 93-74 win over the visiting Houston Gladiators Tuesday night.

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For now, the Power 5 will be dominated by basketball for at least this and next week’s poll as soccer expects to make its mark beginning at the beginning of 2022 next week.

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In a coaching pinch, just call for the principal. E.F. Green principal Ernest Brooks recently stepped in to lead the Lady Owls basketball program for just a brief moment in time to help a comrade with a dilemma.

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The Crosby girls soccer team found its way into the Class 5A bi-district round of the playoffs a year ago and there is plenty of reason to suspect more good things could be in store this year.