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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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Nicole Price of Robert E. Lee softball signed her National Letter of Intent to continue her career at Rogers State University in Oklahoma. Price, who’s parents are Margarita and Dylan Price, has been playing softball since she was six-years-old. “I feel extremely blessed to have finally been…

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The Barbers Hill volleyball team, coming off an unbeaten District 21-5A title and led by a mostly underclassmen roster opened up the Region 3 bi-district playoff round Thursday at Pasadena High School and couldn’t overcome a stellar defensive effort by Texas City.

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The Barbers Hill volleyball team, coming off an unbeaten District 21-5A title and led by a mostly underclassmen roster opened up the Region 3 bi-district playoff round Thursday at Pasadena High School and couldn’t overcome a stellar defensive effort by Texas City.

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Michael Williams has resigned his post as the head volleyball coach at Goose Creek Memorial High School, Goose Creek CISD officials confirmed Tuesday.

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The Barbers Hill Eagles are back in the District 12-5A II title hunt and 7:30 p.m. Friday it could be something to be definitely considered after Nederland comes to Mont Belvieu.

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 The Goose Creek Memorial volleyball team secured its place in the Region 3 bi-district playoff round Tuesday with a 3-1 (23-25, 25-20, 25-16, 25-20) win over Texas City in Baytown.

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For two years in a row, the Anahuac Panthers wrapped up a season with a 5-5 record, are heading to the Class 3A I playoffs and once again will face off against Crocket in the Bi-District round of the playoffs.

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 Edwin Egans enters his 21st year coaching at Crosby and this year his boys basketball team could be one of the better ones he’s put out on the hardwood.

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All it took was a little bit of room and Mason Duke saw the opportunity the Goose Creek Memorial Patriots had waited for almost all of Friday night.

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The Goose Creek Memorial is on the doorstep to qualify for the Class 5A Region 3 bi-district playoffs.

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The Sterling Rangers tennis team saw its historic season come to an end Friday when it was defeated 10-1 by hosts A&M Consolidated in College Station during the Class 5A Region 3 semifinals. Sterling, the region’s No. 4 team, fell to the top-ranked squad but not before the mixed doubles …

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The Goose Creek CISD girls basketball programs are looking to new eyes and vision behind the minds of three young coaches.

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Sam Houston State University will be the scene Monday when the Class 5A Region 3 cross country championships take place with plenty of high hopes on the line.

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Barbers Hill sophomore girls basketball guard Dalanna Carter has transferred from the school. Barbers Hill head girls coach Bryan Harris confirmed Thursday Carter, the reigning District 21-5A Most Valuable Player, had left school Monday.

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When it looked like the Goose Creek Memorial volleyball team was down and out and rivals Sterling were inching closer to a tie in the season series and a bi-district playoff spot, things changed in a hurry.

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The second chapter of the battle of Baytown football is ready to kick off 7 p.m. Friday at Stallworth Stadium with the Goose Creek Memorial Patriots ready to even their ledger while the Sterling Rangers hope to make a fine introduction.

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A win in Kirbyville was enough to clinch Anahuac’s second straight Class 3A-I playoff spot in the same number of years under head coach Greg Neece.

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A young Barbers Hill tennis team was able to find its way past Galveston Ball in the bi-district round, 11-8, early in the week to catapult itself into the area round at home Thursday against Lamar Fulshear. 

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The Sterling Rangers may not have secured one man for the head basketball coaching position but they may have ultimately found the best man for the position.