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This morning I opened the Meekins family Bible that I inherited from my mom and dad. The Bible is almost 70 years old. The cover and pages of the Bible are worn, but I think that is a good thing. A Bible that is not used is a sad affair, but our family Bible was read every night before my br…

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Black History month (February) is a special time in the lives of most African Americans.  It is a time of looking back at the goodness of the Lord and how far he has brought us as a race. Although some hills are still being navigated, we are assured by One greater than all of us that we will…

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When we think about the unforgivable sin, most recall Jesus' warning against blasphemy against the Holy Ghost: 

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My wife gave me an iPad for Christmas. I’m getting used to it, but still prefer my iPhone because it’s smaller.   

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I believe a society is best measured by its heroes. In our society the label of hero is most often assigned to those who exert violent force against perceived evil. This concept of heroism eclipses all others by a very wide margin.

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I truly believe that the happiest people in the world should be God’s people. God has called us through the great commission of Mark 16:15-16, “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believes and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall …

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My favorite definition of football is 22 people desperately in need of rest being watched by 80,000 people desperately in need of exercise—and that’s just in the stadium. On Sunday, millions of folks will gather in front of TVs in homes and sports bars to watch the survivors of a long season…

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It is interesting how our concept of a prisoner is so two sided. On the one hand we view those who we think have been properly condemned for a crime as an unredeemable miscreant who justly deserves to be scorned and incarcerated. On the other hand, we see others prisoners as people who were …

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My wife, Barbara and I had recently married and were living in Palm Desert, California.  The year was 1974, and the season was early fall, when we met a very special man.  Barbara and I had found a wonderful church to attend that seemed to be overflowing with the love of the Lord.  Every tim…

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Luke records three accounts of Saul’s conversion in the Book of Acts (Acts 9:1-19; 22:6-16; 26:12-18). The conversion of Saul is not only a powerful testimony to the resurrection of Jesus Christ, but it also provides more evidence of God’s plan of salvation.

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At Faith Presbyterian we will host two very special guests this weekend. Our Men’s Breakfast will feature Bob Patterson as their morning speaker. We gather at 8 for breakfast cooked by Jimmy Martin. Bob Patterson has been a part of the Southwest Fertilizer family since 1989. He served as Gen…

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Over your lifetime, you’ve heard this phrase shouted out, whether it’s during a game of hide and seek, a game show on TV, or during a sports event, either novice or professional. It simply means what it says. You are out of the time allotted for this activity.

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I’m writing this parchment of writ on the eve of my 71st birthday.  Being 71 years old and being in the ministry for almost 42 years, for sure I just might have learned a few important things about life.

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The burning religious issue today is not whether God's favor includes everyone but rather how we can enjoy the benefits of that favor. How does one obtain peace and joy as God intended, be it for the few or the many? When the angels declared peace on earth at Christ's birth, what did that me…

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The Prairie View Interscholastic League Coaches Association (PVILCA) recently inducted Marshall Land lll into its Hall of Fame as a PVIL-UIL “Bridging the Gap” Football Athlete. 

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As football season kicks off tonight for GCCISD schools Goose Creek Memorial and Robert E. Lee, a reminder for fans on where to catch the games if unable to attend.

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The Sterling Lady Rangers may have lost to Manvel in three sets in a District 22-5A opener Wednesday night, but at least they know they went toe-to-toe in many key spots.

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Goose Creek CISD has announced volleyball games scheduled for Tuesday have been canceled and will be played Wednesday due to Tropical Storm Beta. Also, junior school football games scheduled for Tuesday are canceled and those who have purchased a ticket will be reimbursed.

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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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