Sports News

Scott Feldman of the Houston Astros

Houston Astros pitcher Scott Feldman hosted a group of injured veterans and their families for a Thursday night baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays. The game Aug. 20 provided the wounded service members a chance to engage with other veterans in a social atmosphere. It also let them watch the American League West Division leading Astros in action.

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Layla Nejad

After 70 days and more than 4,600 miles traveled on the open road, Kelly High School grad and University of Texas senior Layla Nejad and her Texas 4000 cycling team have finally reached their goal in their fight against cancer. 

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Deweyville wins tournament

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B.T. Striders Youth Track Club at the 2015 AAU National Junior Olympics

The B.T. Striders Youth Track Club represented Southeast Texas on a national level at the recent 2015 AAU National Junior Olympics in Norfolk, Virginia. Fifteen athletes from this local team competed in this year’s event, which took place on the Norfolk State University campus from Aug 1-8. The event hosted 11,865 athletes representing 43 States, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico.

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Hunters and National Park Service arrowhead logo

Big Thicket National Preserve Superintendent Wayne Prokopetz announced Aug. 20 that the preserve will issue free hunting permits beginning Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. Available 2015/2016 permits will be issued until Feb. 29, 2016.

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