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01/21/2021
   As COVID-19 confirmed cases continue their climb from November to January, local vaccination sign-up sheets are filling up amid uncertainty when the next round of vaccines will arrive.    Matagorda County averaged 5.5 new cases of COVID-19 per day in November, 12.5 new cases... + continue reading
01/21/2021
   Main Street Program board members unanimously approved a $2,475 facade grant for Hawes Dickerson’s newly acquired building during their regular meeting, Jan. 13.    That building is between The Fat Grass and K-2 restaurants at 2015 Avenue F in Bay City.    ... + continue reading

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A groundbreaking ceremony last week marked the start of the $5.1 million reconstruction of Nile Valley Road in west Bay City. Taking part in the shoveling were officials representing City Council, City of Bay City, Bay City Community Development Corporation, Bay City Gas Company and project engineers.

Thursday, January 21, 2021
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   Local officials praised what the reconstruction of Nile Valley Road will mean to the economy and to traffic relief at a groundbreaking ceremony last week.    “This is a project that needs to happen,” Mayor Robert Nelson remarked at the groundbreaking held at Nile Valley Road... + continue reading

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Community Actors of South Texas veteran talent Steven Reis practices and fine-tunes his "Time traveler" persona during dress rehearsal Jan.14. Reis is the master of ceremonies for this production of Night on Broadway: "Let us Entertain you!" with its last showings this weekend.

Thursday, January 21, 2021
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   Time’s running out to catch the Community Actors of South Texas (CAST) “Night on Broadway: Let Us Entertain You!” showcase event this weekend.    The musical dinner theater kicks off at 6 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Jan. 22-23, at CAST’s new home at 920 Nichols Avenue in Bay City... + continue reading

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Bay City police patrolman Dan Shook receives the oath of office to become the City of Bay City Fire Marshal from City Secretary Jeanna Thompson at last week’s City Council meeting.

Thursday, January 21, 2021
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   City Council took crucial steps last week towards making major improvements to the city’s water and wastewater systems through more than $50 million in Texas Water Development Board assistance.    Council also hired Daniel Shook as the city’s new Fire Marshal.    ... + continue reading

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Bay City Blackcat Powerlifter Ruben Alameda strains during the seven-team boys and girls BCHS Powerlifting meet Saturday, Jan. 16. Alameda lifts in the 198 pound weight class, said BCHS Powerlifting Coach Ron Arneson.

Thursday, January 21, 2021
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Here are the PL results from the Meet in Bay City on 1/16/21:        Girls: 4th out of 7 Teams      Lizbeth Amezquita- 1st in 165, 285 Squat, 170 Bench, 260 DL, 715 Total      Celine Reyes- 1st in 181, 190 Squat, 110 Bench, 210 DL... + continue reading

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Eighteen women lined the stage of Keye Ingram auditorium last Saturday night to find out who would be crowned as the 2020-2021 Rice Festival Queen Saturday, Jan. 9. Van Vleck High School’s Katelyn Stone was crowned Queen (center) and is joined by her court with (at left) fourth runner-up Xandria Garcia, third runner-up Josie Martin, second runner-up Victoria Murillo, and first runner-up Preciosa Aivles. Garcia also won the award for “Best Evening Gown.” For more Rice Festival Royalty results, head to Page 8

Thursday, January 14, 2021
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   Eighteen women lined the stage of Keye Ingram auditorium to find out who would be crowned as the 2020-2021 Rice Festival Queen Saturday, Jan. 9.    Katelyn Stone was officially crowned Rice Festival Queen for the year.    Stone is the daughter of Chance and Erin... + continue reading

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Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
A groundbreaking ceremony last week marked the start of the $5.1 million reconstruction of Nile Valley Road in west Bay City. Taking part in the shoveling were officials representing City Council, City of Bay City, Bay City Community Development Corporation, Bay City Gas Company and project engineers.

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   Local officials praised what the reconstruction of Nile Valley Road will mean to the economy and to traffic relief at a groundbreaking ceremony last week.    “This is a project that needs to happen,” Mayor Robert Nelson remarked at the groundbreaking held at Nile Valley Road... + continue reading

Sentinel photo/Jessica Shepard
Community Actors of South Texas veteran talent Steven Reis practices and fine-tunes his "Time traveler" persona during dress rehearsal Jan.14. Reis is the master of ceremonies for this production of Night on Broadway: "Let us Entertain you!" with its last showings this weekend.

01/21/2021 - 0 comment(s)
   Time’s running out to catch the Community Actors of South Texas (CAST) “Night on Broadway: Let Us Entertain You!” showcase event this weekend.    The musical dinner theater kicks off at 6 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Jan. 22-23, at CAST’s new home at 920 Nichols Avenue in Bay City... + continue reading

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
Bay City police patrolman Dan Shook receives the oath of office to become the City of Bay City Fire Marshal from City Secretary Jeanna Thompson at last week’s City Council meeting.

01/21/2021 - 0 comment(s)
   City Council took crucial steps last week towards making major improvements to the city’s water and wastewater systems through more than $50 million in Texas Water Development Board assistance.    Council also hired Daniel Shook as the city’s new Fire Marshal.    ... + continue reading

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   Help the Bay City Parks and Recreation raise money for the Bay City Parks Amenities by participating in the annual “Camo Half K” starting at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, at LeTulle Park... + continue reading

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Bay City Blackcat Powerlifter Ruben Alameda strains during the seven-team boys and girls BCHS Powerlifting meet Saturday, Jan. 16. Alameda lifts in the 198 pound weight class, said BCHS Powerlifting Coach Ron Arneson.

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   It’s hard to believe that we’re already nearing the end of January and it feels like Christmas just ended yesterday.    Though that might be me just whining since we finally... + continue reading