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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas is becoming the most populous state to expand COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to all adults, more than a month before President Joe Biden's goal of making the shots available to anyone who wants one by May 1. 

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Drug deal leads to shooting injury; Man deliberately run over; Man fires shots at girlfriend

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Baytown police report that a 21-year-old Baytown man was killed and his 22-year-old brother injured during a fight involving a group of men in a parking lot in the 1200 block of Missouri Street about 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

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While almost all Baytown residents have full water service restored, one complex is still struggling to get all of the damaged pipes fixed.

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The Baytown Kroger on Garth Road was a dark place to shop on Wednesday as the store was set to close at 5 p.m. amid turned off lights, emptied freezers and refrigerators and minimal water in sight. The city continued to deal with the aftermath of a winter storm that left many without power f…

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For the second time in a year, grocery outlets in Baytown have been put under duress due to natural threats and this time during the current winter storm aftermath that has left parts of the city without power and all of it, inexplicably longing for water.

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As if to add insult to injury, many in Baytown, and across Texas, were not only left without water but also without power during the recent Arctic storm. 

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A 29-year-old Baytown man, Milko Jasso, was fatally shot about 4:40 a.m. Wednesday at a home in the 500 block of Park Street, according to Baytown Assistant Police Chief Eric Freed.

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Citing “extreme weather conditions, coupled with the curtailment of natural gas supplies throughout the State of Texas,” ExxonMobil announced Tuesday it is shutting down its Baytown and Beaumont Area facilities.

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The icy blast across much of the U.S. injected more confusion and frustration into the nation’s COVID-19 vaccination drive Wednesday just when it was gathering speed, snarling vaccine deliveries and forcing the cancellation of countless shots around the country.

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2035. Could it happen? The liberal politicians, the greenies, the environmentalists have shut down all electrical generation except wind and solar. The USA is blanketed in a deep snow with no wind and complete overcast for 3 days. No wind or solar power can be generated. Many could freeze in…

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A winter storm that sent many off the streets and searching for water, also left others seeking basic shelter from the cold.

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With this latest cold spell we just tied an 1895 low temperature record. I ask all you climate change activist what was it back in 1895? No cars, no refineries, very few manufacturing facilities, no green house gases being released. What was it that caused the low temperature then? Cows and …

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The ice age has come to South Texas.  I have just lived through 32-plus hours of no electricity, therefore, no heat, during an extended hard freeze. It finally came on, only to go back off after 30 minutes. As of now, who knows when we will get electricity. That was just a tease. 

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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.

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MONT BELVIEU – The Barbers Hill track teams made the District 21-5A meet into their own playground over the last two days in route to two championships.

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The Goose Creek Memorial Lady Patriots dropped a 12-1 decision at Friendswood Tuesday. Morgan Faubian had both hits for the Lady Patriots (3-15).

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It has been a minute since my last column and with so many things winding down and starting up, I found it applicable to do what I like to call a ‘popcorn column.’

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If the title arouses expectations of a SPICY column, this might be a little disappointing. It’s about fishing. The first title was too long; it had to be shortened. I hope you’ll continue reading, regardless.

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Girls golf wins district, boys 2nd, both on to Region

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The Barbers Hill softball team continued its dominant ways as it moved to 26-2 overall and remained undefeated in District 21-5A play with a 17-0 win at Galena Park Thursday.

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The La Porte Bulldogs exploded for six runs in their first at-bats and used that momentum to roll to a 12-0 win over visiting Goose Creek Memorial Tuesday. GCM (7-14) managed only four hits and committed four errors in the five-inning contest.

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After a season spent playing in empty stadiums, the Houston Astros know the return of fans this year could mean a hostile reception on the road from people still angry about their sign-stealing scam. 

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It certainly was a welcome return to the track for the Baytown high schools Friday as once again the Rockhold Relays finally got back into the spotlight after a year missed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Sterling Rangers baseball team used a four-run fourth inning to break open a tight contest with rivals Robert E. Lee in a 6-2 win Friday in District 22-5A action.

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HOUSTON – Two teams hoping to renew their fortunes in the playoffs met in the first opportunity to prove a postseason point in two seasons.

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A three-run first inning set the tone and allowed the visiting Manvel Mavericks pull away for a 13-2 win over the Robert E. Lee Ganders in Baytown Tuesday. REL (7-9) was hurt by four errors.

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The Goose Creek Memorial softball team dropped a 17-1 home decision Friday against Santa Fe to move to 3-7 this season.

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Everyone knows about the Big Chill that beset Texas in mid- February. But not everybody understands the severity of fish loss on the coast. Most bay fish cannot survive the frigid temperatures Texas endured. And dead fish can’t talk.  

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There is plenty of time left in the individual tennis season this spring, but some paths are being shaped as the area programs continue to battle the opposition, inclement weather and the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Cory Roper will make his third NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at Atlanta Motor Speedway at the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500.

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The track and field season has gotten off to a strong start for many local athletes as the sport navigates through the pandemic and threatening weather.

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It’s regulations time. TPWD annually reviews regulations and considers biological situations, law enforcement issues, and public opinion. If deemed necessary, new regulations are created. Proposals for new regulations or changes in existing ones are usually brought before the TPW Commission …

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