Matthes praised for emergency beach response

   Doug Matthes put his professional expertise in action as he helped save two people from drowning on Matagorda Beach on July 4. 
   Matthes is the county emergency management coordinator and Sheriff Skipper Osborne commended Matthes’ rescue work at Matagorda County Commissioners Court meeting Monday morning, July 6. 
   A woman and child were in danger in the water and Matthes and two bystanders were nearby to bring the two safely to shore, the sheriff said. 

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