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Oct

3 teens in custody for Devin Davalos murder

Devin Lee Davalos

Seventeen-year-old Michael Allen Trevino Jr. and two 16-year-olds are in custody in connection with the shooting death of 17-year-old Devin Lee Davalos of Bay City, ABC 13 of Houston reported Tuesday.
   Trevino was taken in custody Friday, Oct. 13, as Bay City police were beginning an aggravated robbery case that resulted in investigators receiving information indicating that several persons were involved in shooting Davalos, police said. 
   Davalos, who worked at Diamond S Restaurant, reports show, was reported missing Oct. 12, by family members, police reports shown. 
   Investigators also learned that the suspects drove the victim in his car to an area near a boat ramp in Brazoria County, and dumped Devin’s body, police said. 
   The body was recovered by Brazoria County Sheriff’s Office and Gulf Coast Rescue Squad. 
   An autopsy was ordered by Brazoria County JP 1 Jack Brown. 

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Oct

"Atkins chosen 2017-18 Rice Festival Queen" by: Jessica Shepard

Sentinel photo/Jessica Shepard
Autumn Atkins was crowned the 2017-2018 Rice Festival Queen Oct. 14 along with her royalty court. Pictured from left to right are: third runner-up: Angel Hanzik , fourth runner-up Calysta Longoria, Queen Autumn Atkins, first runner-up Savannah Knezek and second runner-up Faith Cornett.

Twenty-nine young women lined the stage of Keye Ingram auditorium Saturday night to find out who would be crowned as the 2017-2018 Rice Festival Queen.
   Autumn Atkins was officially crowned Rice Festival Queen for the 2017-2018 year.
   Atkins is joined by her court: first runner-up Savannah Knezek; second runner-up Faith Cornett; third runner-up Angel Hanzik; and fourth runner-up Calysta Longoria.
   Cornett also received the award for “Most Photogenic” and “Best Evening Gown” as voted on by the judges.
   Brittany Jenkins won “Miss Congeniality,” with the most votes from her fellow contestants.

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19
Oct

"Rice Festival activities begin with HEB Night" by: Jessica Shepard

 Official Rice Festival festivities open Thursday, Oct. 19, from 4-11 p.m. with “HEB Night” – that means bringing three non-perishable HEB-brand food items gets you free admission at the gate.
   All food items benefit a local food pantry.
   Otherwise each gate entry is $6, with children under six getting in free.
   VIP Parking is $20 and includes entry fees while free parking is located in the south side lot across from Hamman road.
   This kick off includes carnival rides and a midway by Todd Armstrong with unlimited rides for $15 an armband and vendor booths.
   Friday, Oct. 20, is similar, with carnival armbands going up to $20 and the festival open late until midnight.
   Cash bingo also opens and runs from 4 p.m. - midnight.
   The highly anticipated Rice Festival Parade starts at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, downtown around the square.

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19
Oct

"Charter review hearing gets mostly city manager comments" by: Mike Reddell

   Charter Review Committee members were hoping for input on several possible changes to the city charter at a public hearing Tuesday night.
   Instead, the mayor-city manager form of government was the most-discussed item and about seven speakers were roughly evenly divided on that issue.
   About 30 people attended this second public hearing on possible charter changes at the Bay City Civic Center.
   “I’m just asking for the best leadership. I really want to keep good employees,” said Alicia Waters.
   “I want a non-partisan professional running the city, with the mayor and council setting policy,” she added.
   Jo Halbert remarked, “I’m not in favor of a city manager.” She contends “there is money in big salaries being wasted.
   “Do what’s fair to the community,” Halbert said.
   Another topic, electing city council members by geographical precincts got a single comment in favor of the proposal.

Thu
19
Oct

Rice Dish Round-up awards Grand Champion ribbons

Winners of the annual Rice Dish Round-up contest were awarded blue ribbons on Tuesday. Grand Champions, above, received purple ribbons along with a cash award and jar of rice. From left to right are: Rice Festival chairman Barry Fry; Rice Dish Round-up chairman Wayne Witte; Kathy Jackson, adult division winner; Janet Wallace, consumer science teacher at Palacios ISD; John Carter, grades 1-5 winner; Agri-Life Extension office admin Velma Mangum, Lion Ray Mangum and Lion President John Woolsey. Not pictured are: Anneliese Arnold, grades 6-8 winner and Michael Weenig, grades 9-12 winner. Wallace stood in for Weenig.
Sentinel photo/Jessica Shepard

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19
Oct

"Commissioners court hears proposal for animal shelter " by: Mike Reddell

 Kat Lloyd, a marketing strategist at Paw Pals TV, proposed an idea for an animal shelter for domestic animals, livestock and horses to Matagorda County Commissioners Court at a workshop Monday, Oct. 16.
   Lloyd told the court she was at the Matagorda County Fairgrounds during the Hurricane Harvey animal rescue efforts and was impressed how well people were working together.
   She outlined a possible shelter that could be made of a shell on a concrete foundation for Matagorda County with three parts:

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19
Oct

"Early voting begins Monday" by: Jessica Shepard

   Early voting will be from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.  Monday, Oct. 23, to Friday, Nov. 3, at the Bay City USO Service Center, 2105 Ave. M and at the Matagorda County Courthouse Annex, 405 Commerce, Palacios.
   Voters in precincts 1A, 5, 6, 10 and 13 will be able to vote for Van Vleck ISD’s $88.2 million bond.
   The Van Vleck bond features a new elementary, junior high and high school along with several district-wide renovations and improvements including new school buses.
   Voters also have a chance to elect either George Harrison or Chance Stone for Position 6 commissioner of the Port of Bay City Authority of Matagorda County.
   Buddy Treybig is running un-opposed for Position 2 of the Port of Bay City Authority of Matagorda County.

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19
Oct

‘Movie in the Outfield’

   The Bay City Parks and Recreation Department hosts the first-ever “Movie In the Outfield” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Sports Complex, 2414 FM 3156.
   “’Ghostbusters’ is a truly classic movie,” said Kelly Penewitt, Parks and Recreation supervisor.
   “Be sure to bring a blanket or a chair to sit on and something to keep you warm on a chilly night in the outfield.”
    Refreshments will also be sold. 
   “Tickets are $2 per person and are on sale now at the Parks and Recreation Office at 1217 Avenue J,” she added.
   For more information on this event or sponsoring the event, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 979-323-1660.

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19
Oct

"Bay City Lions President’s Message on Rice Festival" By John F. Woolsey Jr. Bay City Lions President

John Woolsey

   Having been born and raised here in Bay City, the Rice Festival has been a part of my life as long as I can remember. It’s hard to say how many parades I’ve been to, how many floats I’ve ridden on or how much cotton candy I had as a kid. This year I have the distinct honor and privilege of serving as the President of the Bay City Lions Club for the 2017 – 2018 year and during the 72nd Annual Rice Festival.
    The Bay City Lions Club consists of men from throughout the community who work together towards a common goal of living the Lions motto; “We Serve.” 
   Our Rice Festival Chairman and all of our Committee Chairman have been hard at work and this year’s Rice Festival promises to be as good as any other. 
   Through the generous support of all of our participants, we are able to make contributions throughout our community, across the state, and toward international humanitarian projects through Lions International.

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19
Oct

Two injured in collision

Two people were injured when a Union Pacific (UP) high rail mounted grapple truck collided with a car on the railroad's Nichols Avenue crossing around noon Thursday, Oct. 12. The car's driver and passenger were taken by EMS to Matagorda Regional Medical Center, police said. Once the vehicle was removed, UP and wrecker employees removed the high rail grapple truck, with an estimated weight of 58,000 pounds, from the crossing and the rails.
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