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Ball High alum Terran Petteway was back in town days after completing a successful rookie basketball season in Italy's Serie A professional basketball league.

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“No more pencils no more books; no more teacher’s dirty looks; out for summer, out till fall — we might not come back at all” sang Alice Cooper back in 1972.

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Capt. Jim West posted on his Facebook page Monday morning that winds were gusting to 58 mph. That pretty well sums up what took place on the water early Memorial Day.

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Across Galveston County, high school Junior Reserve Officer Training programs compete in a wide array of physical and mental challenges. And maybe more importantly, JROTC — like team sports — can change young lives.

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Sunday, there were lots of boats on the water all around the Galveston Bay Complex. This likely contributed to the lack of fishing reports along with the moderate wind that prevailed most of the day.

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Got plans for January 14, 2018? If those plans include running the Chevron Houston Marathon or the Aramco Houston Half Marathon, it’s time to set the wheels in motion.

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After last week’s column on the Houston Rockets’ Game 6 of the Western Conference Semifinals and its place in the long, storied history of Space City sports meltdowns, a reader brought up another black eye that did not get mentioned in the write-up.

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Wednesday, a moderate north wind followed the early morning thunderstorms, and clear, cool weather set in. While the conditions were very comfortable for fishing, the wind continued to hamper the bite.

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The Clear Springs Chargers golf team dug deep and improved on their opening round total score by three shots in the final round, but had to settle for a disappointing ninth-place finish in the 2017 Class 6A state golf tournament at Legacy Hills in Georgetown.

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For a lot of people, life is smoothly moving along with small worries. You and your spouse have a steady job, decent income, kid activities and school, along with weekend festivities and relaxation.

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While thunderstorms appear to be out of the picture for the next several days, unsettled conditions will continue through the early part of the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, according to the forecasts.

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Phabulous Phil Mickelson’s latest philm undertaking shows him hawking West Virginia’s Greenbrier Resort and its surrounding environs. The Greenbrier offers golf, first and foremost — along with many other relaxing pursuits and even a course in falconry.

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We finally got some rain and it was a nice quantity that should help fishing. For the next couple of days, conditions should be good for hitting the water; however, it looks as if the wind could come back later in the week.

  • By MANUEL MORENO JR.
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There must be something in the water that District 21-5A drinks. First it was the Humble Kingwood Park softball team being unsportsmanlike in its playoff series with Santa Fe. Then on Saturday, Crosby’s baseball team unfortunately added its name to the classless list.

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Thunderstorms, rather than wind, were the culprit in keeping anglers off the water Sunday. Badly needed rain started early and sent most anglers and beachgoers home for the day. It looks as if the rain will be with us for a few days; however, by midweek, conditions should start shaping up fo…

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The absence of fishing pictures today pretty well tells what fishing was like last week. The whole week was a blowout, as strong winds at times approaching gale force strength kept anglers off the water.

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This weekend should see a decline in wind velocities; however, there is a trade off. Increasing chances of badly needed rain could interfere with plans to hit the water.

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An excellent pitcher’s duel was book-ended by a wild start and an even wilder finish, as the Crosby Cougars took Game 1 of the best-of-three Class 5A regional quarterfinal series, 3-2, Thursday night over the Ball High Tors.

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Firefighting involves a lot more than running, but a 5K fun run is one of the events on tap at this weekend’s Firefighter Games in Texas City. The May 20 run is open to the public and gets underway at 7 a.m. in Rainbow Park near the foot of the Texas City Dike.

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While the wind has us sitting on the sidelines waiting for that opportunity to hit the water again, let’s take a look at what lies ahead.

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Clear Lake's Megan Flores and fellow Clear Creek Independent School District rivals, Clear Brook’s Maria Herrera and Andres Padilla, are each three wins away from claiming University Interscholastic League Class 6A state tennis titles.

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There were no reports on the fishing scene Wednesday as the wind continued to knock out fishing activity. Crabbing also was affected as choppy conditions held things down on that score.