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Bay City PD hosts open house

BCPD hosted an open house Tuesday afternoon.  Bay City police officers hand out coloring books and other gifts at the department’s open house.
Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell

 

Thu
22
Jun

Jackson Electric Open House

Jackson Electric Cooperative hosted an open house Tuesday afternoon. JEC General Manager Jim Coleman (left) tells former JEC District Manager Bob Noster and his wife Sue about JEC’s new 22,000-square-foot office and warehouse complex at Texas 35.
Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell

 

Thu
22
Jun

"BCISD trustees OK sale of $50 million in bonds" by: Jessica Shepard

   Bay City school trustees approved the sale of about $50 million of the $124 million bond issue approved by voters last year.
   The sale was presented by district financial advisor Lewis Wilks of US Capital Advisors and Tom Spurgeon of McCall, Parkhurst & Horton L.L.P.
   “With your approval and signature of this sale tonight, we should be able to deliver the funds by July 18,” said Wilks.
   “We applied for $88 million knowing that we probably we wouldn’t get that much (from lenders). But, we would have plenty to get authorized, should you decide to issue more at the time.”
   This authorization from the school board will let them sell up to the $88 million bond amount.
   “We’re using last year’s numbers for our model with this amount,” added Wilks, referring to the district’s tax revenues.

Thu
22
Jun

Master Plan open house

Sentinel photo/Jessica Shepard
Over 30 citizens attended the Bay City Parks and Recreation Master Plan open house Tuesday evening. Above, several locals provided input on the proposed Parks & Rec master plan by voting on what type of improvements they want to see and at which park they want to see revitalized. Options included new playground equipment, an all ages and abilities play ground, new trails and sidewalks as well as bathrooms and other recreational amenities.

Thu
22
Jun

"Palacios Pirate Fest gets underway this weekend" by: Jessica Shepard

   While we aren’t part of the Caribbean, pirates are taking over Palacios this weekend, June 24 – 25.
   The Annual Palacios Pirate Fest makes port at the Palacios Community Hub, 205 Fourth St., Palacios.
   The event kicks off Friday night with a “Pirate’s Ball” at $15 per person.
   The ball features a live auction, adult costume contest and music by Intercostal Pirates at the green in front of South Bay Marina at 8th Street and South Bay Blvd.
   Saturday is overflowing with activities for children, food, beer, a pirate fun run, fishing tournament and live music.
   Tickets are priced at $8 per adult and $5 for children.
   Children’s activities vary and include a flag display, costume contest, treasure hunt, petting zoo, pirate lotto, storytelling, jump ship bowling and water activities.
   Saturday’s live music acts include the Hot Pepper Band, Something Else, and The Emotions.

Thu
22
Jun

"Golf carts, ATVs remain illegal on county roads" by: Mike Reddell

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
Commissioners Court honored the Matagorda County Historical Commission (MCHC) with a Distinguished Service Award from the Texas Historical Commission Monday. Above, from left, are: Commissioners Gary Graham and Bubba Frick, MCHC officers Ona Lea Pierce and David Holubec, County Judge Nate McDonald and Commissioners James Gibson and Kent Pollard.

   Golf carts and ATVs remain illegal on county roads and beaches until Matagorda County officials meet and decide how a new state law will be implemented.
   It’s a message the county has been trying to get out since last week’s court session, when Sheriff Skipper Osborne commented that golf carts and utility vehicles are still illegal on county roadways.
   “In light of the passage of HB 2968, and the misinformation being circulated, Matagorda County would like to clarify to the citizens that the passage of the legislation does not automatically permit the operation of golf carts and utility vehicles on these certain roadways,” County Attorney Denise Fortenberry said in a recent press release the Bay City Sentinel posted on its Facebook page Sunday, June 18.

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Thu
22
Jun

Street Heat winners awarded trophies

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
Winners of the 2017 Market Day’s Street Heat Car Show Saturday are: Low Rider Pre-’75 – Henry Hernandez; Low Rider ’76-Current – Fred Gusman; Antique – Red Kirby; Original Pre-’75 – Phil Landon; Original ’76-Current – Gary Wight; Motorcycle – Dom Collins; Restored – Shannon Lilley; Street Rod – Joe Kimble; Foreign – Carl and Elisa Ginn; Rat Rod – Jason Howell; T-Bucket – Roger Livingston; Muscle Pre-’75 – Mike Lara; Muscle 76-Current – Christopher Lee; Modified Pre-’75 – Adrian Arizendi; Modified 76- Current – Sylvester Mendez; County Judge’s Choice -  Keith Colalille; Mayor’s Choice - Kris Kimble; People’s Choice - Christopher Lee; and Matagorda County Historic Commission – Red Kirby.

Thu
22
Jun

"BCHS Cheer Squad puts 6 on All-American team" by: Allison Sliva

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Blackcat Cheer squad members earning top honors and named All-American at summer camp are pictured. In back, l-r: Carsyn Herring, Angel Wilcox, Mallory Grimes, Alexandra Chavez, and in front, Madison Mirelez.

 

   Six Bay City High School Cheer Squad members earned the coveted All-American Cheer honor at Universal Cheer Association’s summer camp at Texas A&M University in College Station the week of June 5. 
   Named All-American were: Mallory Grimes, Carsyn Herring, Alexandra Chavez, Maddie Mirelez, Baylee Wallace (All American Pin It Forward Award) and Angel Wilcox, who was also invited to join UCA as a staff member in 2018.
   Team awards won by the squad as a whole were the Spirit Stick award and two Superior Blue Ribbons for their Xtreme Dance and Game Day Sideline routines.
Mascot Jinx was recognized with the Dancing Diva Mascot Award and an individual Spirit Stick award.
   The Blackcat Varsity Cheer Squad members are: Captain Angel Wilcox, Co-Captain Kaitlyn Rodriguez, Hannah Eidlebach, Lisette Guevara, Hannah Hernandez, Megan Thomas, Rachel Schwartz, Peyton Janise, Alex Jones, Carsyn Herring, Mallory Grimes, Jaden Jaramillo and Baylee Wallace.

Thu
22
Jun

BCHS Townsend Region 3 Secondary Principal of year

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Bay City High School Principal Chris Townsend is pictured along with his wife, Jenifer, and their sons, Cameron and Andrew, at the TASSP awards dinner on June 13.

   Bay City High School Principal Chris Townsend was recognized June 13th at Josten’s Night of the Stars Awards Dinner in Austin as the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals Region 3 Outstanding Principal of the Year. 
   TASSP recognizes outstanding principals and assistant principals from the twenty region Education Service Centers in the state. 
   School administrators are nominated and chosen by their peers within their regions. Nominations are based upon exemplary performance and outstanding leadership. 
   Townsend, a third-year principal, has headed the leadership team at Bay City High School since 2010. 
   He attended the University of Miami and the University of Houston, earning his Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Houston, Main Campus. 
   He was awarded a Masters of Education in Educational Leadership from Lamar University.

Thu
22
Jun

Street Dance draws a crowd

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
The sounds of the Zydeco Dots and a pleasant twilight evening drew an impressive crowd of people to the Strawberry Moon Street Dance in downtown Bay City last Friday night, June 16.

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