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Growing up in the small community of Lynchburg, west of Baytown, I was the youngest of three sons. I was only 5 years old when my brothers would host some sports spectacular events in our big front yard.Of course, when the teams were divided, I was usually the one that never got picked to be…

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It seems to me that most doctors, even GPs don’t use the tongue depressor much anymore. I may be mistaken, but I don’t recall mine using one in years. Maybe he thought my face was depressing looking enough, and he didn’t want to add to it.

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Corporate gifts support the work of United Way of Greater Baytown Area & Chambers County. In a year of uncertainty, these gifts are needed more than ever to support the effort. A new corporate partnership with Baytown Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram began when Joe Grabo, Sales and Event Represen…

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There’s no doubt about it: Coronary artery disease is serious business. Left untreated, the condition can lead to heart disease, heart failure and heart attack.

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The Chambers County Library System will enter next month with a bang as they hold the grand opening of the new Juanita Hargraves Memorial Branch Library on May 3 and reopen all other branch locations at 100 percent beginning May 4.

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For this year’s National Volunteer Week, H&R Block announced Gloria Guevara of Baytown, as one of six associates across the country awarded with the company’s national Make Every Block Better Volunteer Award. Guevara, senior tax consultant and multi-unit team leader won for outreach and …

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Painter Armando Castelan works on the mural at The Dirty Daiquiri at Garth Road and Park Street. A Houston-based artist, Castelan has also completed murals at Sterling Municipal Library and Eddie V. Gray Wetlands Center. Owners of the family-friendly establishment are Tammy Scott, Daniel Pue…

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ExxonMobil Baytown Area recently hosted 55 middle school girls for Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day 2021. The program, designed to inspire female students to consider careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) through various hands-on activities, was presented virtually t…

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The 50,000 Easter Egg Hunt hosted by Faith Family Church was once again a big hit for a couple thousand local children at Stallworth Stadium Saturday. Children were able to collect as many eggs as possible in search of goodies and some prizes hiding in colored eggs. 

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Use of vaping devices such as E-cigarette among both youth and young adults has increased considerably in the recent years. E-cigarettes are now the most frequently used tobacco product among adolescents.

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Lee College has announced that it will join #CCMonth, a monthlong grassroots education and stigma-busting campaign coordinated by the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT). The primary goals of #CCmonth are to improve awareness of the economic, academic and equity advantages of at…

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The year was 1978 near the spring Easter season and my wife Barbara and I were on our first of many tours to the Holyland.  What an exciting trip and a special time to be in a holy place.  After much touring, we looked forward to the Friday that we would take the way of the cross and walk up…

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I’ve been living in line with the words of Carl Smith and June Carter Cash lately: “Time’s a wastin’.”

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As has been said several times, as of late, 2020 and so far, 2021 have really been something, haven’t they? Not only with the pandemic and all that has come with that, which has affected all of us in some way, whether it’s been someone you know who’s been struck with the virus, or even worse…

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The City of Baytown is always looking for new ways to beautify the cityscape and become more aesthetically pleasing for residents and visitors. With that goal in mind, we are excited to announce an open call for artists to create original art pieces that will be displayed on traffic control …

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The Bay Area Chorus of Greater Houston awarded scholarships at their 41st annual event and concert, “The Voice.” Olivia Cottar, a mezzo soprano from Goose Creek Memorial High School, was awarded $1,500 for the MaryEllen Oliver High School Vocal Music Education Scholarship, for future vocal m…

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There is no better way to end this month’s look at women’s history then with Shirley Chisholm, a woman of many firsts and a true trailblazer. Shirley is best known for being the first African American woman elected to Congress, but really accomplished so much more. 

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The phrase, “time heals all wounds” seems appropriate now that we have had a chance to watch Mother Nature repair the damage from the Big Freeze. If you ignore things like palm trees and cycads (Sago palms), it’s almost astonishing to see how quickly things are bursting back into life. 

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Barbers Hill ISD celebrated International SEL (Social-Emotional Learning) Day Friday, but the day and week’s activities were also a celebration of a yearlong initiative to help students grow beyond academics.

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Hill Country author Wanda Garner Cash’s new book “Pancho Villa’s Saddle at the Cadillac Bar” draws readers to a different, more languid time: when society matrons passed long afternoons in the bar, sipping Ramos Gin Fizzes; when fraternity miscreants slouched into the Cadillac to recover fro…

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The pot of spaghetti was about to boil over when my wife put a scoop of butter in it.  The boiling pot “simmered down” and continued to cook with no further incident.  I smiled at her and said, “Wow!  Oil on the water really works!”

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The Baytown Christian Academy baseball team captured a Division V TAPPS area round title with an 8-7 win over Marble Falls Christian. The Bulldogs secured the win at Sterling High School and advance to the regionals against a still-to-be-determined opponent on Saturday. In back rom left are …

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A year removed from having the entire second half of their season wiped out, prep baseball teams have gotten back to normal as best as possible with the playoffs set to begin this weekend.

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The Ross S. Sterling High School Rangers baseball team announced the college destinations of five players from this year’s squad. From left are Dalton Mullins (Angelina Junior College), Ryan Flores (San Jacinto North Junior College), Jayden Wright (Frontier Community College), Logan Tadlock …

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The Goose Creek CISD athletic department has been busy of late having recently announced the official hiring of three coaches, one at each high school.

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The Sterling Rangers tennis team wrapped up its season Thursday, but not before finishing with one of the better postseason results in program history.

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Strong Barbers Hill, Crosby teams begin playoff journeys

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Even almost two months after the basketball season ended, Goose Creek Memorial boys basketball coach Jamaal Haymon continues to score big.

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Despite breaking out to a three-run lead after their third at bat, the Sterling Rangers fell in the season finale, 10-4 to visiting Manvel Tuesday night.

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The Barbers Hill girls track team did what he expected to do and that was to send multiple athletes to the Class 5A state meet.

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Blake Bezdek is the first Anahuac Panther to qualify for the state track meet since 2010. Bezdek, a senior, threw the shot put 48-11.75 at the 3A Region 3 meet in Waco to finish second and advance to the state meet on May 6 at the University of Texas.

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Sterling head football coach Robert Toomer, right, and the Rangers kicked off the first day of 18 spring football days Wednesday. The Rangers and most of the area programs will be full on into their spring programs by next week as they all have 30 days to get the allowed 18 sessions in befor…

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Lee College men’s basketball coach Roy Champagne has officially ended his over-quarter century of involvement with the Rebels program.

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The Sterling Rangers baseball hopes are now on a thin thread after dropping a 5-1 decision against unbeaten Friendswood Tuesday.

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A return normal is something everyone has been seeking for the past year-and-change and just maybe the one thing that could really mark that possibility is in on the doorstep:

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The Sterling Rangers playoff hopes took a hit Saturday with a 3-2 defeat at La Porte.

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A lot is written about bass fishing. You’ve even seen some here. If you turn on a “fishing” show on TV, that’s what you usually get.

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The Sterling Rangers tennis team finished second in both the boys and girls District 22-5A meet in Galveston Thursday and four players are on to the Region 3 meet in Willis April 28-29.

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The Anahuac Panthers boys track team has made it two-for-two in postseason competition and is now heading to the Class 3A Region 3 meet with a full head of steam.

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Most state, Class 5A softball teams are heading into the final three to four games of the current campaign with many holding hope of a postseason run.

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With just a shade under three weeks left to go, baseball and softball teams are hoping to either make the expected playoff pushes or try to continue to learn in the name of program progress.

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I have been pretty up front for my disappointment in most modern American sports – especially failing basketball – and to some degree football.