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Lee College offering Career Pilot Training; free information session set for June 4

BAYTOWN, TX – The Center for Workforce and Community Development at Lee College will hold a free information session Thursday, June 4, to showcase the Career Pilot Training program to students with a professional or personal interest in aviation.

Priscilla Ann Norman

Her seven siblings Rosalind Dumas Brady of Dayton, Texas, Rhonda Dumas Johnson of Baytown, Texas, Theresa Dumas and husband Harold Barker of Texas City, Texas, Harold Dumas Jr and wife Charmaine of Highland, Texas, Darryl Dumas and wife Marilyn of Huffman ...

Lee College Announces 2015 Fieldbus Certified End User Training Schedule

BAYTOWN, Texas – The Center for Workforce and Community Development at Lee College, a Fieldbus Certified Training Program (FCTP) participant, has released its 2015 Fieldbus Certified training schedule. Certified training is critical to the understanding ...

ExxonMobil reports Baytown olefins upset

Houston, 27 May (Argus) — ExxonMobil reported an upset at reactor at its Baytown, Texas olefins plant yesterday afternoon, according to a filing with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. The upset, which resulted in flaring of butane and ...

Shareholders press for board voice on climate at Exxon, Chevron

Thomson ReutersA view of the Exxon Mobil refinery in Baytown, Texas By Anna Driver HOUSTON (Reuters) - Progressive shareholders are pushing to add directors with climate change expertise to the boards of Exxon Mobil Corp and Chevron Corp, arguing the ...

Margaret Lucille Allen

Margaret Lucille Allen passed away on May 27, 2015, at Katy Hospital from cardiac arrest. Margaret was born on Oct. 14, 1956, in Baytown, Texas, to Lorraine and Julius Ehlert. Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, Lorraine and Julius Ehlert ...

Baytown PD investigates overnight stabbing at Palace Inn

BAYTOWN, Texas – Police are working to determine who stabbed a man multiple times at a Baytown motel early Tuesday. According to the Baytown Police Department, officers were dispatched around 4:30 a.m. to the Palace Inn in the 5200 block of Interstate 10 ...

Texas woman stuck in windshield after auto wreck

BAYTOWN, TEXAS (AP) -- A 60-year-old woman has been rescued after getting stuck in the windshield when the pickup truck she was riding in was hit by another vehicle near Houston. Authorities say the other vehicle was trying to make a left turn in Baytown ...


The City of Baytown, TX is now seeking candidates who possess the qualifications and talent to join the elite ranks of the Baytown Fire Department as a Firefighter/Paramedic. If you are interested in beginning or advancing your career in Fire and Emergency ...

Texas woman cut from pickup truck windshield after smashing through in collision

A Texas woman had to be cut from a pickup truck's windshield after she smashed through it head-first following a collision. The 60-year-old was a passenger in Baytown at 11 p.m. Saturday when another pickup failed to yield at a flashing yellow light and ...

Exposed: VPs, CEOs with fake degrees in UAE

Image Credit: Gulf News   Hundreds have made it to top posts with bogus certificates bought from non-existent universities BY MAZHAR FAROOQUI, DUBAI: In the eye of a global firestorm for selling fak…

Exposed: VPs, CEOs with fake degrees in UAE

Hundreds have made it to top posts with bogus certificates bought from non-existent universities DUBAI: In the eye of a global firestorm for selling fake degrees, Pakistani firm AXACT raked most of…

PBC on NBC TV — KO Behind the Scenes in Boston for The Sweet Science

Grand Slam on the Grandstand(BOSTON) — Covering the PBC on NBC show in Boston last week was hard work but it was very rewarding. I'd like to tell you some more about what that was like for me to be t…

Transportation In Houston - Houston Airport Limousine

Roads and highways Houston's freeway system includes 575.5 miles of freeways and expressways in the 10-county metro area. The State of Texas plans to spend $5.06 billion on Houston area highways betw…

Sampson Lewkowicz believes he found another star in Craig Baker

Craig Baker speaks at Thursday’s news conference at Fenway Park. (Suzanne Teresa/Premier Boxing Champions) BOSTON — It all started with a chance encounter. Craig Baker, a former offensive guard at …

Baytown Outlaws Kicks Major Ass...
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The Baytown Outlaws Official Trailer #1 (2012) - …: 1E Being an action movie buff, I was totally draw in by the preview to this movie. Rednecks, explosions, a hot girl, and fi…

Client in Baytown, TX need 1 SAP FICO, 1 SAP PP and 1 SAP MM Functional consultants

Dear Friends/Business Partners, Hope you are doing good. Please send resumes to   SAP Functional roles Req No: GIT_SAP3 0013 Max Rate: $70/hr(C2C A…

Client in Baytown, TX need 1 SAP FICO, 1 SAP PP and 1 SAP MM Functional consultants

Dear Friends/Business Partners, Hope you are doing good. Please send resumes to   SAP Functional roles Req No: GIT_SAP3 0013 Max Rate: $70/hr(C2C A…

S/V Earendil : Getting Back in Cruising Mode

It's been an unusually rainy spring here. Bud and I were getting worried that we wouldn't get enough of a break before hot weather set in to get the final two coats of varnish on the toe rail. We put …

Blu-ray Review: The Baytown Outlaws (2012)

Distributor: Universal Pictures UK BBFC Classification: 15 Director: Barry Battles Starring: Billy Bob Thornton, Eva Longoria, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Daniel Cudmore, Clayne Crawford, Andre Braughe…


In BAYTOWN TEXAS: Why Good Trade Deals Matter to a Business

Nick Martin is the co-founder of The Pro´s Closet, an online used-cycling business. He sent the following email to the White House list to highlight why a better trade deal means a brighter future for online businesses like his.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership isn´t just President Obama´s proposed trade deal -- it´s mine, too. It´s a trade deal that millions of other online small business owners in this country would be proud to add their name to. I want to tell you why:

Every time I step through the doors of one of our 4,000-square-foot warehouses in Boulder and Denver, Colorado -- every time I see the bikes and cycling parts that line those walls and take in the energetic buzz of our 30-member team -- I take a step back and reflect on a simple fact: I own a business. It’s a "pinch-me" moment -- every time.

I am a cyclist and the proud co-owner of The Pro´s Closet, an online used-cycling store. And thanks to the Internet and the availability of e-commerce platforms like eBay, we´ve gone global. After all, when it’s not cycling season in the U.S., it’s peak season somewhere else in the world.

International customers aren´t just good for business abroad; they’re great for my Colorado communities. Why? Because selling in more markets means I can hire more people here at home. In fact, more small businesses are using the Internet to grow their business by reaching new customers they couldn´t reach before.

This is why trade is so important to me. If the success of American businesses in the global economy is important to you, say you’re an ambassador for a better trade deal that delivers a brighter future for all of us.

It may seem like a really remote and technical issue, but it actually has a real impact on how small businesses like mine do business. Currently more than 40% of our transactions cross U.S. borders. Unfortunately, most of our trade rules were written in a "pre-Internet" era, which means they are a nightmare to navigate for small online businesses.

Here’s an example: Right now, customs rules are so inconsistent and hard to follow that if we put a cycling part in the wrong packaging or mail it with the wrong label, it won’t make it to our customer in one country. The rules are different for each country, and are sometimes set up in a way that completely blocks out American business.

That is why it is so important that we secure the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a new kind of trade agreement that will ensure America writes the rules and levels the playing field for online businesses and American workers by:

Reducing and eliminating tariffs across the Asia-Pacific region

Streamlining customs procedures

Making the rules more transparent, consistent, and less costly

Helping keep the Internet open and free, enabling online businesses to operate without unnecessary infrastructure costs

Of course, as the President has said, not all of our past trade deals have lived up to their promise. Thankfully, this trade deal is on track to be different. In fact, the Trans-Pacific Partnership is shaping up to be the most progressive trade deal the world has ever seen. [13]


The Guardian and a warning to BAYTOWN TEXAS: Jehovah´s Witnesses´ silencing techniques, as terrifying as child abuse

Growing up in a Jehovah’s Witness family is different. As a child, I didn’t celebrate birthdays, Christmas or July 4. Nor did I, or anyone I knew, mix with non-Witness families in Little League or Girl Scouts. Instead, I spent much of my time sharing the “good news.” I used to go door-to-door on my own with a big, strong, well liked man in my congregation, named Jonathan. I was just 9 and 10 when he repeatedly sexually abused me.

It is really hard for kids to speak up when they’re abused. But the Jehovah’s Witnesses make it a lot harder.

They have a “2 Witness” rule, which says that anyone who accuses an adult of abuse must have a second witness. If there is no second witness, the accuser is punished for a false accusation - usually by ordering that no Witness may talk with or associate with the “false” accuser. This is called dis-fellowshipping. For a kid raised only with other Witnesses, it was horrifying. Even your parents would have to ignore you. It was more terrifying than Jonathan.

It was the elders of my congregation who had assigned Jonathan to team up with me. When we separated from the others, he forced me into his pick-up truck and drove us to his house. Then he would say “Let’s play”. It happened too many times. Like everyone else in the congregation, my parents liked “Brother” Jonathan and trusted him in our family.

My parents were consumed with some really huge problems in those years, and later divorced. I was emotionally alone - and wanted to be the best Jehovah’s Witness I could be. That’s why I went out to field service - the door to door ministry that Witnesses are known for.

What my parents didn’t know, was that Jonathan had sexually molested another girl in our congregation. The elders knew this and had kept it a secret. They were following orders from Watchtower leaders, based in the world headquarters in New York, who in 1989 had issued a top-secret instruction to keep known child sex abusers in the congregations a secret. This instruction became Exhibit 1 at my civil trial.

The elders and the Governing Body all knew that child molesters hide in religious groups and often are people who are likeable and friendly - like Jonathan. They knew molesters would likely do it again. But they chose to ignore the safety of the kids, in favor of protecting their image - and their bank account - from lawsuits. It was all in that 1989 letter.

A recent report by the Center for Investigative Reporting revealed that they have continued to issues directives urging silence around child abuse. Last November, elders were instructed to avoid taking criminal matters like child abuse to the authorities. Instead, they were told to handle them internally in confidential committees. The report also showed that Jehovah’s Witnesses evoke the First Amendment to hide sex abuse claims.

It took me learning about Jonathan’s other victims for me to speak up. In 2009, I looked on California’s Megan’s Law website, the state’s official list of registered sex offenders. There, I found he had been convicted a few years before for sexually abusing another 8-year-old girl. I felt horribly guilty that I hadn’t spoken up about him earlier. Now, I need to stop predators from doing this again.

The only way to end this abuse is by lifting this veil of secrecy once and for all.

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How can I follow Congressman votes that I have chosen in BAYTOWN TEXAS

How to . . .   observe about congressional votes  All voting in Congress is a matter of public record. However, not all floor votes are roll call votes. There are voice votes (“aye” or “no”) and pision or standing votes (where the presiding officer counts Members), and these types of votes do not indicate by name how a member voted.

Senate roll call vote tallies are posted online within an hour of the vote.   You can view today´s votes or use the vote tables to look at any roll call vote taken since the 101st Congress (1989).  In addition to vote tallies, the entries also provide brief descriptions of the votes and links to for the texts of the legislation.

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If people in the media cannot decide whether they are in the
business of reporting news or manufacturing propaganda,
it is all the more important that the public understand
that difference,and choose their news sources accordingly.
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