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05/06/2021
   County Commissioners Court reappointed Mark Ludwig, Mike Muecke and James Mote to the Matagorda County Hospital District board, at the court’s regular meeting May 3.    The court also approved a resolution supporting Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s request for federal funds to... + continue reading
05/06/2021
   Matagorda County still has one of the state’s highest number of new confirmed COVID-19 cases per 1,000 residents.     The county, as of Tuesday, May 4, has 157 new cases in the last 14 days, the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) reports.    The... + continue reading

Winners of the annual Matagorda County Fair and Livestock Association Talent Show received their first place trophies Sunday, May 2. Those winners are: Cora Romine, Scollie Saha, Aubry Ros, Makenzie Hubbard, Ryleigh Siptak, Karoline and Karsyn Murray.
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Thursday, May 6, 2021
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   Families and friends filled Van Vleck High School auditorium Sunday, May 2, to hear children of all ages perform in the annual Matagorda County Fair and Livestock Association (MCFLA) Talent Show and Public Speaking contest.    The Talent Show contestants were split into four... + continue reading

The Bay City Chamber of Commerce celebrated the grand opening of the Burkes Outlet with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday, April 29. Burkes Outlet is at the former Palais Royale location at 4009 Seventh Street in Bay City.
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Thursday, May 6, 2021
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The Bay City Chamber of Commerce celebrated the grand opening of Get Me Bodied Sculpting Bar, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday, May 3. The Sculpting Bar is located at 228 Suite B Avenue F in Bay City.
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Helped by Kathy Carnicle, who’s also his nurse, Quintan Kennedy drew an impressive number of people to his book-signing reception at Matagorda County Museum last week. Quintan is a 2014 BCHS graduate and his book, "Beneath the Wheels," is about his journey with disabilities. The book reached No. 1 on Amazon's Disabled People Demographic Studies list. People who bought the book were given bookmarks with quotes from Quintan.

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The Matagorda County Fair and Livestock Association's 2021 Rodeo Queen royalty court includes: Samantha Simons, First Runnerup; and Ashlynn Winzenried, Rodeo Queen.
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Thursday, April 29, 2021
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   Matagorda County Fair and Livestock Association’s Fair and Rodeo royalty winners were chosen over the weekend.    Ashlynn Winzenried was crowned this year’s Rodeo Queen Saturday, April 24.    Winzenried is joined by first runner-up Samantha Simons.    ... + continue reading

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Winners of the annual Matagorda County Fair and Livestock Association Talent Show received their first place trophies Sunday, May 2. Those winners are: Cora Romine, Scollie Saha, Aubry Ros, Makenzie Hubbard, Ryleigh Siptak, Karoline and Karsyn Murray.
Sentinel photos/Jessica Shepard

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   Families and friends filled Van Vleck High School auditorium Sunday, May 2, to hear children of all ages perform in the annual Matagorda County Fair and Livestock Association (MCFLA) Talent Show and Public Speaking contest.    The Talent Show contestants were split into four... + continue reading

The Bay City Chamber of Commerce celebrated the grand opening of the Burkes Outlet with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday, April 29. Burkes Outlet is at the former Palais Royale location at 4009 Seventh Street in Bay City.
Sentinel photo/Jessica Shepard

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The Bay City Chamber of Commerce celebrated the grand opening of Get Me Bodied Sculpting Bar, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday, May 3. The Sculpting Bar is located at 228 Suite B Avenue F in Bay City.
Sentinel photo/Jessica Shepard

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   The Tigers closed out the season with a 10-0 loss to Yoakum on Tuesday, April 27.      Taking the loss on the mound was Kyus Saha.      ... + continue reading

Bay City High School Ladycat soccer player Amy vestal is up for player of the year. You can vote as many times as you want. https://www.vype.com/texas/houston/

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The Matagorda County Fair and Livestock Association's 2021 Rodeo Queen royalty court includes: Samantha Simons, First Runnerup; and Ashlynn Winzenried, Rodeo Queen.
Sentinel photo/Jessica Shepard

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Blackcat senior pitcher Avery Smith (17) scoops up a grounder and whirls to throw to Blackcat first baseman Christian Morena to put out the Columbia base runner. Bay City shut out Columbia 6-0 Friday, April 23. The Blackcats (15-9, 6-4) are third in district. They finish district April 30 in Needvlle.

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   My mom, MaLinda Reddell, has been a chicken owner for the past few years and we’re still learning new things every few months.     Like Monday afternoon when she noticed... + continue reading