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SNC Lavalin hosted 25 Horace Mann Junior School Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) students recently at one of their job sites. The company is a Partner-In-Education (PIE) with Horace Mann through the Baytown Chamber of Commerce. Horacio Trevino, safety coordinator, organized th…

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 A Baytown dog will strut his stuff with the big dogs this winter when he competes in some top tier dog shows.

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For this week’s installment I’ll give advance warning: If you have a weak stomach or get queasy easily, you may need to pass me up this week. Shoot, I had to take a couple of Dramamine in order to retell the tale.

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Over the course of my life I’ve learned that I’m an elephant. I bet some of you are, too.

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ANAHUAC – There were beautiful people everywhere Sept. 7 in the form of children who participated in the 25th annual pageant of the 2013 Gatorfest at Anahuac Middle School.

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This summer, while most people are dreading the arrival of typical high-dollar summertime electric bills, Sam Ford is feeling pretty smug. The June electric bill for the Beach City home he shares with wife Terrie and several dogs was actually a $10 credit and their July bill was only about $…

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A Baytown artist facing a daunting task has changed not his goal – but his method of achieving it – in hopes of actually completing the challenge. Now he firmly believes that he will complete paintings of every one of the military men and women from Texas who lost their lives while serving t…

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Brenda Nikirk and Dena Horne braved the heat at Baytown’s Bicentennial Park during the city’s two-day celebration, all to raise money for a good cause.

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AHS Aerospace Research and Design class traveled to the Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge to attend Rockets 2012.

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Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night tells the story of Viola (Christine Jones) and Sebastian (Samuel Estrada), twin brother and sister separated by a storm. As the play opens the audience is engulfed in a violent gulf hurricane. Viola is supposedly drowned, but she is saved and manages to become an …

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More than 230 dogs will crowd in the Crosby Fairgrounds on Nov. 4, 5 and 6 to participate in agility trials hosted by Baytown Kennel Club.

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A Texas comic book writer’s latest book is about to be published and, while that might not seem like big-time entertainment news, the fact that the writer is just 16 years old makes it quite an accomplishment.

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As visitors wandered the grounds of the Baytown Youth Fairgrounds, some were surprised to come upon an area with a sign emblazoned “Equine Massage Demonstration.”

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Nearly overwhelmed by recent large-scale rescues, a dog rescue organization headed by a Baytown-area resident is in dire need of help.

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Father Dwight Canizares, pastor of Baytown’s Saint Joseph Catholic Church, has come a long way from the island in the Philippines where he was ordained 30 years ago.

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Earlier this month, after several months of planning, some members of the Baytown Photo Club set off on an eight-day safari through Utah’s national parks.

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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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The Sterling Lady Rangers have clinched no worse than a tie for fourth place in District 22-5A and is on the precipice of a postseason berth.

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With just over a week left in the regular season for the girls and just over two weeks remaining in the boys campaigns, a number of area basketball teams are seeking to nail down bi-district playoff qualification.

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In another chapter of the Robert E. Lee and Goose Creek Memorial boys soccer rivalry it was a late run of play in the first half that secured a precious win for the latter.

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A close game between rivals turned into a lopsided affair as the Crosby Cougars used a dominant third quarter to pull away from host Barbers Hill, 98-54 in District 21-5A play Tuesday.