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Baytown’s Strategic Planning Advisory Committee has launched its ”Your City, Your Future” survey as part of a series of community engagement activities. 

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It was another year with a lofty goal, capped off with another challenge met by the United Way of Greater Baytown Area and Chambers County.

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President Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act, establishing June 19 as a national holiday. Biden’s approval makes Juneteenth the first federal holiday established since Martin Luther King Jr. Day in 1983.

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State championships are not easy to win. They are often in sight, seemingly in an individual or team’s grasp, but too many times just slip away, leaving only wondering thoughts of what might have been.

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Texas lawmakers vowed to create safeguards against future power outages after February’s deep freeze buckled the state’s unprepared electric grid and left more than 4 million people without power, and killing more than 150. And just like the grid, lawmakers failed.

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Honor vets who died while serving in the U.S. military

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The Class of 2021 is facing hopeful new beginnings, just like the rest of the world, as we emerge from a pandemic and a turbulent final year as students.

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In response to some heart-breaking stories about the effects of bullying in Goose Creek, Board President Agustin Loredo said he was excited about the prospect of forming a committee to address the issue. “I talked to some administrators this afternoon, and they are in agreement that we are g…

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has eased mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people, allowing them to stop wearing masks outdoors in crowds and in many indoor settings.

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It’s time for residents along the Gulf Coast to dust off their hurricane tracking charts, get new batteries for the portable radios and stock up on plywood: Hurricane season starts June 1 and runs through Nov. 30.

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“Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.” – Proverbs 31:31

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Wednesday was the 185th anniversary of the Battle of San Jacinto. While Texas declared independence from Mexico on March 2, 1836, freedom wasn’t secured until the Battle of San Jacinto. 

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The Baytown Charter Review Committee is recommending a charter amendment to City Council to allow voters to decide how long the mayor and council members should serve.

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Several weeks ago, money powered lobbyists started pushing legislation known as House Bill 19. In response to public complaints, lawmakers modified the bill. It is now identified as CS HB 19. The revised bill now holds trucking companies responsible for unsafe equipment, but it stops short o…

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Every Easter Sunday, Christians across the United States and around the world celebrate the resurrection of Jesus.

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There was no consequential voter fraud in the 2020 November election – so says the Department of Homeland Security and Texas election officials.  

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Last week, Baytown Sun readers were asked “Do you support allowing Texas voters to adopt Standard Time or Daylight Saving Time -- and stay with it year-round?”

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Here are the top-10 most-read articles at www.baytownsun.com for the week ending March 15 as determined by the number of page views:

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Barbers Hill shortstop Cameron Cauley and head coach David Denny earned the Texas Sports Writers Association Class 5A Player and Coach of the Year awards this week.

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The Wayne Gray Sports Complex was one of a number of sites to play host to the PONY International World Series of softball this weekend and some area teams battled distractions and the heat to come away with plenty of lessons learned.

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With an intent of advancing the development of the overall athletic programs within Goose Creek CISD, what better way to kick things off with an improved look at the junior school level.

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The University of Arkansas at Little Rock swimming and diving team has officially added nine swimmers for the 2021-22 season, inlcuding 2018 Barbers Hill High School graduate Lauren Gray. 

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Wearing blue in support of their winning teams, Barbers Hill fans lined up down Eagle Drive cheering on their hometown champions after having to wait almost a month due to bad weather. 

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To celebrate the wins of both the Barbers Hill High School baseball and softball teams, the City of Mont Belvieu and Barbers Hill ISD are collaborating for a “Parade of Champions” down Eagle Drive tonight. 

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With the books closing on the 2020-21 sports season – one that will be forever defined as the year of COVID-19, social distancing and contact tracing – coaches took time out to reflect on some of its bigger moments.

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When my 8-year-old granddaughter visits from Tennessee, she often ventures into my man-cave while I’m working to tell me about her latest adventures. Yesterday, it was about how much our latest dog had grown since last summer when she carried him around everywhere. She could almost ride him, now.

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A number of teams are using the summer to improve their standing from the previous campaign to ready themselves for the upcoming sports calendar.

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Nicholas Wade has been tabbed as the new head coach for the Lee College men’s basketball team as well as the new athletic director for the college. 

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It couldn’t have been a better day for the Texas Bud Heat Wave 5-mile and Michelob Ultra 5K runs in Mont Belvieu on 4th of July.

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A hot-barrel hunt usually means there are so many birds flying that participants shoot rapidly and their shotgun barrels become too hot to touch. People talking about Argentine dove hunting relate hot barreled hunt tales. 

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New Goose Creek Memorial baseball coach George Banda doesn’t mince words when he speaks about expectations for a program he leads.

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The Texas Association of Basketball Coaches Showcase in Duncanville played host to a number of squads trying to show off their talents and also get plenty of run in as they begin to prepare for the newest season.

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The first fish I caught were two little perch that bit on small pieces of earthworms or bits of bread squeezed into little balls. We were at Grandmother Jefferson’s house on the Guadalupe River, west of Sequin. I was about eight or nine. My tackle was a bamboo pole with braided cotton line, …

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COVID-19 has killed people, put people on the unemployment line, created fears real or imagined and disrupted our planet’s way of life.

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Running Alliance Sport and sponsors Wismer Distributing Company and the City of Mont Belvieu present the Texas Heat Bud Wave, with a course anchored at Wismer’s Budweiser facility in Mont Belvieu. The 2021 Texas Bud Heat Wave returns to secure its place as maybe the hottest, and definitely i…

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