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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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Pasadena came to town for a scrimmage at GCM and the host Patriots dominated most of the controlled aspects of the evening and won a 21-0 half of play to end the night.

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The Sterling Rangers moved to 5-2 overall with two thunderous performances this weekend in Baytown.

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I probably won’t score with a shotgun like the late Gene Hill did. Nor may I EVER even approach his ability to make you feel like you were there, following a dog, shooting birds on frosty mornings. But I wonder if he savored the sport any bit more at all than I do. When It comes to doves or …

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The Anahuac Panthers football team won its first non-district contest after six failed previous attempts under second-year head coach Greg Neece with a dramatic 28-21 overtime win Friday at Bridge City.

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David C. Holland, a former Ross S. Sterling High School track and field athlete was nominated in 2019 by The Baytown Carver High School Recognition & Preservation Society and is the first Ranger track athlete to be inducted by the Prairie View Interscholastic League Coaches Association (…

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Barbers Hill baseball players Raithen Malone and Simon Larranaga decided to seize their futures in a time where that can easily be thrown for a loop thanks to COVID-19.

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It’s time to see some pads popping as a number of area teams get a chance to see how things are shaping up on the gridiron for the upcoming season as scrimmages dot the landscape over the next few days.

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The girls cross country season has had plenty of challenges to get off and running, especially with the COVID-19 pandemic keeping teams from their normal workout routines.

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The cross country season is set to launch today and many area athletes welcome the idea of getting back on the course after six months of dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.

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There is no challenge Robert E. Lee head tennis coach Brandon Funderburg shies from.

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Goose Creek CISD tennis programs from Sterling and Goose Creek Memorial have plenty of reasons for optimism this campaign.

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The Anahuac Lady Panthers volleyball team moved to 4-4 this campaign with a 3-0 (25-11, 25-16, 25-18) sweep of hosts High Island Tuesday evening.

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The Trinity River National Wildlife Refuge will close the Champion Lake Day Use Area today to conduct repairs for the spillway also called ‘The Rocks.’ It will be closed throughout the day and will reopen Thursday.

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It’s said that the only ones who try to predict Texas weather are fools or Yankees. The closest I came to growing up in the North was spending my formative years in north Jefferson County, Texas. So, if I’m talking about the weather, that pretty well defines me.

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After eight years leading the Goose Creek CISD athletic department, Dr. Bernard Mulvaney is moving into education administration as the new principal at Highlands Junior School.

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The Anahuac High School Panthers football team may have to wait another week for a season opener, but they have gained an awesome challenge.

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The first season for Baytown Bobcats basketball may have been pushed back a few months, but the team is full steam ahead in terms of putting a management team in place.

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Ava Martinez continues to roll through the sand volleyball circuit. The 11-year-old Baytonian teamed up with Claire Canon (left) of Houston and  took second place at the Austin Sports Center Back-to-School Tournament. The team went 3-2 to qualify for the gold bracket. There they won their op…

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It was supposed to be the week when high school football began for most Class 4A-1A teams, but Hurricane Laura got in the way of all that.

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It’s hunting and fishing license renewal time.  All current licenses expire on August 31. Next Monday at Midnight, you’ll need new ones unless you have a fishing license that’s good for a year from the date you bought it.

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