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The incessant voter fraud prattle has little to do with the presidential election results. It is a public relations strategy designed to raise money.

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It is Thanksgiving Day and I hear the distant echoes of my ancestors as I prepare for the day. It is a day for remembering past holidays through the years. At the smell of turkey roasting and cornbread dressing in the oven, I am a child again in my grandmother’s kitchen. A poignant memory of…

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The weather has been continued to be nice so I took another walk on the Goose Creek Trail. This time I started at Market Street and parked at the Eddie V Gray Wetlands Center. I remember it as Bay Lanes bowling alley. It’s not really part of the trail, but on the walk from the Wetlands Cente…

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“Oh happy day!” they all thought, both young and old. No school, no homework, sleep late and go out every night. Their parents had a few reservations about the situation, but they also looked forward to enjoying freedom from work.

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Come Thanksgiving, which I believe falls on a Thursday this year, we – we being Wife Margie and myself personally – will travel inside our Sassy Semi-Black Camry to Magnolia, or whatever it’s called, to celebrate the holiday and give thanks with family.

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There is a chill in the air, leaves on the ground, and thankfulness in our hearts. It is November, and the breath of winter is upon us, bringing relief from the heavy hand of summer’s heat. 

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I would like to respond to Mr. Raymond Martin’s letter to the editor. He offered constructive criticism of my column on credential inflation.  

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The weather has been so nice that Phyllis I took a little walk on the Goose Creek Trail the other day. The wide concrete sidewalk winds through some of the most important 19th century history in this area. Just like they told Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz the best place to start a journey is a…

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Eileen Erikson, the mother of our grandson-in-law, Christian, sent me an email the other day that made me smile. At the same time, it made me take a deep psychological look at my inner self.

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It is all over, but the crying of the side that didn’t win. I think Joe Biden has been declared President of the United States, but I am not sure, with all the recounting going on. 

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Near the mouth of Cedar Bayou just before it dumps into Galveston Bay is a body of water called Ashe Lake. You can see it from Tri City Beach Road at the old drawbridge crossing. It is named for Cedar Bayou pioneer John B Ashe who was the son of Samuel S. Ashe, governor of North Carolina and…

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Because I fully intend to try out for the 2020 Summer Olympics, I stay in shape by walking the neighborhood with Wife Margie. I also take vitamins.

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Regret. We all have it. Sorrow for things we didn’t do or should have done differently or better. The longer we live, the more regrets we may have, piled all around us like unread books and broken toys. 

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In the beginning were log cabins. They were built of materials readily available locally and required little more in tools than an axe and a saw. Ashbel Smith lived in a log cabin on Goose Creek stream at his Headquarters plantation which served as the Goose Creek Precinct voting place from …

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Although I’ve written about Elijah’s flight from Jezebel before, I recently came upon the end of his story – and I’m still reeling.

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Well COVID-19 struck hard at the 45th high school reunion for Lee and Sterling this past weekend. Barely a handful of friends gathered at O’Neals this past Saturday night.

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During a camping trip last weekend with some friends, we went to see a place once described as “Where the West Begins.” That would be Fort Worth, Texas, and we visited the Stockyards National Historic District there. 

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These were the top-10 most-read articles on www.baytownsun.com for the week of Oct. 19-25, based on the number of page views:

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Just south of Interstate 10 there used to be a sharp bend in Cedar Bayou which in the 19th century was called the Needle Point. Over the years floods on the bayou overflowed the land creating an island on the inside of the bend. Eventually eddies from the water flow filled in the approaches …

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Being semi-retired myself (I sometimes work up to 3.5 grueling hours a week doing newspaper stuff), I was pleased to receive via the Computer Box a recent email from lifelong friend Ronny Pinckard featuring a rundown on REAL retirement.

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President Trump has nominated U.S. Appeals Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg on the U.S. Supreme Court.  Anti-abortion groups are celebrating an opportunity to cement a conservative majority on the Court and finally overturn Roe v. Wade.

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Have you ever found yourself calling someone weird? I think we all have done this at times. Not weird like Halloween stuff, but as in behavior that is different from what we consider normal. Even the spelling of weird does not follow the usual spelling rules.

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In the 19th century there were no radios, no TV, and no movies so people had to make their own music to entertain themselves. It provided a valued part of all sorts of activities from weddings to picnics, dances, parties and worship. Sometimes the most common everyday activities are the hard…

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People don’t collect things anymore. Some of my friends and I bemoan the fact that our children are not interested in inheriting our collections of owls, pigs, dolls or other mementos. Where will they go when we are gone? To the tchotchke graveyard?  

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The November ballot is long, so make sure you work your way down and vote to renew the Baytown crime control and fire control sales taxes.  

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If you head out Decker Drive, turn north on Wade Road and slam on your brakes when you get to Cedar Bayou Lynchburg Road, you’ll be slap-dab in the middle of downtown Coady. The community got its name in January 1926 when John J. Coady of Goose Creek placed an ad in the Houston Chronicle off…

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Nicole Price of Robert E. Lee softball signed her National Letter of Intent to continue her career at Rogers State University in Oklahoma. Price, who’s parents are Margarita and Dylan Price, has been playing softball since she was six-years-old. “I feel extremely blessed to have finally been…

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The Barbers Hill volleyball team, coming off an unbeaten District 21-5A title and led by a mostly underclassmen roster opened up the Region 3 bi-district playoff round Thursday at Pasadena High School and couldn’t overcome a stellar defensive effort by Texas City.

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The Barbers Hill volleyball team, coming off an unbeaten District 21-5A title and led by a mostly underclassmen roster opened up the Region 3 bi-district playoff round Thursday at Pasadena High School and couldn’t overcome a stellar defensive effort by Texas City.

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Michael Williams has resigned his post as the head volleyball coach at Goose Creek Memorial High School, Goose Creek CISD officials confirmed Tuesday.

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The Barbers Hill Eagles are back in the District 12-5A II title hunt and 7:30 p.m. Friday it could be something to be definitely considered after Nederland comes to Mont Belvieu.

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 The Goose Creek Memorial volleyball team secured its place in the Region 3 bi-district playoff round Tuesday with a 3-1 (23-25, 25-20, 25-16, 25-20) win over Texas City in Baytown.

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For two years in a row, the Anahuac Panthers wrapped up a season with a 5-5 record, are heading to the Class 3A I playoffs and once again will face off against Crocket in the Bi-District round of the playoffs.

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 Edwin Egans enters his 21st year coaching at Crosby and this year his boys basketball team could be one of the better ones he’s put out on the hardwood.

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All it took was a little bit of room and Mason Duke saw the opportunity the Goose Creek Memorial Patriots had waited for almost all of Friday night.

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The Goose Creek Memorial is on the doorstep to qualify for the Class 5A Region 3 bi-district playoffs.

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The Sterling Rangers tennis team saw its historic season come to an end Friday when it was defeated 10-1 by hosts A&M Consolidated in College Station during the Class 5A Region 3 semifinals. Sterling, the region’s No. 4 team, fell to the top-ranked squad but not before the mixed doubles …

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The Goose Creek CISD girls basketball programs are looking to new eyes and vision behind the minds of three young coaches.

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Sam Houston State University will be the scene Monday when the Class 5A Region 3 cross country championships take place with plenty of high hopes on the line.

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Barbers Hill sophomore girls basketball guard Dalanna Carter has transferred from the school. Barbers Hill head girls coach Bryan Harris confirmed Thursday Carter, the reigning District 21-5A Most Valuable Player, had left school Monday.

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When it looked like the Goose Creek Memorial volleyball team was down and out and rivals Sterling were inching closer to a tie in the season series and a bi-district playoff spot, things changed in a hurry.

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The second chapter of the battle of Baytown football is ready to kick off 7 p.m. Friday at Stallworth Stadium with the Goose Creek Memorial Patriots ready to even their ledger while the Sterling Rangers hope to make a fine introduction.

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A win in Kirbyville was enough to clinch Anahuac’s second straight Class 3A-I playoff spot in the same number of years under head coach Greg Neece.

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A young Barbers Hill tennis team was able to find its way past Galveston Ball in the bi-district round, 11-8, early in the week to catapult itself into the area round at home Thursday against Lamar Fulshear. 

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The Sterling Rangers may not have secured one man for the head basketball coaching position but they may have ultimately found the best man for the position.

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