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04/02/2020
   Matagorda County now has 21 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of the Bay City Sentinel’s presstime Tuesday, March 31.    The most recent case is a male, between 50-55, who is at home, with no travel indicated.    Three other positive cases reported Monday, March 30,... + continue reading
04/02/2020
 Bay City Community Development Corporation (BCCDC) board members unanimously approved a two-month stay on rent payments for Schulman’s Movie Bowl and Grille (SMBG) during a teleconference meeting Monday, March 30.    “As you know the theater kitchen is still open for curbside and... + continue reading
Thursday, April 2, 2020
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Pointing to the jump of 22 confirmed COVID-19 cases early in the week to 35 confirmed by Thursday, County Judge Nate McDonald ordered a mandatory stay at home order for Matagorda County at a press conference Thursday afternoon, April 2. “I am announcing a mandatory order stay at home... + continue reading

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A car with a couple from Gonzales stop at the Matagorda County barricade at the entrance of Matagorda Beach last week. The county closed all beaches March 23 as part of a statewide effort to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Thursday, April 2, 2020
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   County Judge Nate McDonald and Precinct 2 Commissioner Kent Pollard promised to take action against those who violate county and state orders aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19.       Pollard commented on how “some people didn’t want to pay attention to the... + continue reading

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Peyton Creek windmills provide a backdrop for rice farming off FM 2688 last week. Peyton Creek now is online, with 48 turbines generating power in Matagorda County.

Thursday, April 2, 2020
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   AUSTIN - Peyton Creek Wind Farm, a 151 megawatt (MW) project in Matagorda County, recently achieved commercial operation.     The project in the ERCOT (Electric Reliability Council of Texas) south market is powered by 48 Nordex 3.15 MW turbines and can generate enough... + continue reading

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Members of "Matagorda County Love Thy Neighbor (COVID-19)" Facebook group dropped off hand-sewn cotton facemasks to the Bay City Police Department, March 27. The masks provide some protection for officers while performing their duties. As of March 28, the group has donated over 380 masks to those in need countywide.

Thursday, April 2, 2020
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Weeks before Matagorda County Judge Nate McDonald issued a voluntary shelter-in-place order Monday, March 30, for county residents, the “Matagorda County Love Thy Neighbor (COVID-19 Outreach) Facebook group was founded.     “The longer we are in this place of social distancing and having... + continue reading

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Construction on the $107 million Air Liquide plant is progressing at the 20.64-acre industrial gas production site near Oxea. The plant is near the Air Liquide industrial gas pipeline that runs through Matagorda County from Lake Charles, La., to Bishop, Texas. The plant will produce argon, nitrogen and oxygen.

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04/02/2020 - 0 comment(s)
Pointing to the jump of 22 confirmed COVID-19 cases early in the week to 35 confirmed by Thursday, County Judge Nate McDonald ordered a mandatory stay at home order for Matagorda County at a press conference Thursday afternoon, April 2. “I am announcing a mandatory order stay at home... + continue reading

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
A car with a couple from Gonzales stop at the Matagorda County barricade at the entrance of Matagorda Beach last week. The county closed all beaches March 23 as part of a statewide effort to stop the spread of COVID-19.

04/02/2020 - 0 comment(s)
   County Judge Nate McDonald and Precinct 2 Commissioner Kent Pollard promised to take action against those who violate county and state orders aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19.       Pollard commented on how “some people didn’t want to pay attention to the... + continue reading

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
Peyton Creek windmills provide a backdrop for rice farming off FM 2688 last week. Peyton Creek now is online, with 48 turbines generating power in Matagorda County.

04/02/2020 - 0 comment(s)
   AUSTIN - Peyton Creek Wind Farm, a 151 megawatt (MW) project in Matagorda County, recently achieved commercial operation.     The project in the ERCOT (Electric Reliability Council of Texas) south market is powered by 48 Nordex 3.15 MW turbines and can generate enough... + continue reading

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The late Ben Davidson, left, presented former Bay City High School basketball standout Leonard Eaton the Ben Davidson Scholarship Award at East Los Angeles College. Eaton, a 1983 Bay City High School graduate, was first team all district with the Blackcats. Later, in the 1985-86 season with East Los Angeles College, he averaged 22 points, eight assists and nine rebounds a game. Eaton was MVP and an All Inland Valley Conference selection - plus a Davidson scholarship winner. Davidson, a star Oakland Raider defensive end, also was an East Los Angeles College alumnus. Eaton later earned a scholarship to California State University, Dominguez Hills, where he played for Coach Dave Yanai for three years, averaging 14 points a game.

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   I don’t know if y’all saw the news that a West Texas A&M University research team developed a copper-based foil adhesive that will be tested for effectiveness against COVID-19.... + continue reading