Lifestyle

Thu
21
Feb

CAST past directors recognized

Sentinel photo/Jessica Shepard
Community Actors of South Texas (CAST) celebrated it's 20th birthday Feb. 16. Awards of recognition were given to past directors for their dedication to the group. From left to right are Adam Seigrist (standing for Dr. Kara Cowart), Richard Knapik, Gena and Darve Smith, and Mary Dykes.

Thu
21
Feb

2nd Annual Goulash wars winners

Over 20 entries were submitted as part of the 2nd Annual Goulash Cook-off sponsored by Matagorda Lions Club, Feb. 16. Awards were given for first through fourth place and included a picture with Matagorda Lions Club president John Sira, center. Winners are: Melba Snedecor, Dewaun Gilkerson, Betty Sira and Mike Mikeska.
Sentinel photo/Jessica Shepard

Thu
21
Feb

Cherry, Holmes elementaries nominated for CKH National Showcase Schools award

   John H. Cherry Elementary and Tenie Holmes Elementary schools have been nominated for a Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase Schools award for the 2018-2019 school year by the Flippen Group. 
   This is the second consecutive year that Cherry has been nominated, with the campus winning the designation last school year. Holmes Elementary has been nominated for the first time.
   Several years ago, Cherry and Holmes began an initiative to transform their campuses into an emotionally safe and relationally connected place for students, staff, and parents to come together with a love for learning.

Thu
21
Feb

Spinz Laundry Center Ribbon Cutting

Grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremonies for Spinz Laundry Center were held Friday, Feb. 15. The business location is at 4804 Ave. F.
Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell

Thu
21
Feb

Zoom Mart Ribbon Cutting

Grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremonies for Zoom Mart were held Friday, Feb. 15. The business location is at 4804 Ave. F.
Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell

Thu
21
Feb

Edward Jones Hawes Dickerson Ribbon Cutting

Ribbon cutting ceremonies for Edward Jones Hawes Dickerson were held Wednesday, Feb. 13. The business location is on the square, at 1744 Sixth St.
Sentinel photo
Mike Reddell

Thu
14
Feb

"County to intensify efforts on illegal dumping" by: Mike Reddell

   Matagorda County Commissioners wrestled with illegal dumping on roadways at a workshop session Monday, Feb. 11. 
   “It’s gotten to the point there is so much dumping so much of the time” on county roads both on private roads and road sides, said Precinct 1 Commissioner Gary Graham. 
   Graham, who wanted the issue on the workshop agenda, passed out photos of one case of dumping. 
   “We’ve got to try and get the public involved in some way. Any thoughts?” Graham asked. 
   The entire court had something to say about illegal dumping, with all of the members agreeing with Graham the public has to be involved. 
   Precinct 3 Commissioner James Gibson said a frustrating problem is catching someone in the act of dumping. 

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Thu
14
Feb

"2019 Fair royal court winners are announced" by: Jessica Shepard

The 2019 Fair Queen court includes, above, from left: Hannah Sliva, Fair Queen and Mallory Grimes, First runner-up.
Sentinel photo/Jessica Shepard

   Matagorda County Fair and Livestock Association’s Fair Royalties were chosen over the weekend as part of the Association’s annual fair and rodeo. 
   Hannah Sliva was crowned the 2019 Fair Queen Sunday, Feb. 10. 
   Sliva was joined by first runner-up, Mallory Grimes. 
   The Fair Queen belt buckle was sponsored by Cassie Culver and her outfit was from TNT Western Wear. 
   Kenzie Brown is this year’s Fair Princess and her court includes first runner-up Meredith Williams. 
   Brown’s belt buckle was sponsored by Mark and Cathy Merck. 

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Thu
14
Feb

"Judge returns BCHA board members to their work" by: Mike Reddell

   Three embattled Bay City Housing Authority commissioners will keep their positions – despite Mayor Mark Bricker’s efforts to remove them – District Judge Randy Clapp ruled after a four-hour trial Thursday, Feb. 7. 
   Clapp’s declaratory judgment means Ronnie Reeves, Daynal Manning and Vidalia Leal will remain on the BCHA board. 
   The judge’s ruling also means that if Bricker tries to remove the three – or add appointees to the board’s two vacancies – it will require city council’s approval. 
   All of the mayor’s appointments or removals from all boards must have council approval and Clapp noted that’s how the city has long handled such moves. 
   Clapp pointed out that Bricker’s attempt to remove the three commissioners - and his two appointees to the board haven’t been approved by council - could have left no one on the five-member BCHA board. 
   That would have meant “chaos,” said Clapp, who is from Wharton. 

Thu
14
Feb

"Knowledge Bowl: A test of knowing the obscure" by: Jessica Shepard

Sentinel photo/Jessica Shepard
Taking first place at the annual Knowledge Bowl's adult division went to "Knights of Knowledge" team members Dan Clark, George Harrison, Jeff Atking and Craig Gordon, with 52 out of 75 possible points won.

   Do you know where Oscar Wilde was born? 
   What about which president declared Thanksgiving a national holiday? 
   Chances are if you don’t, then you would have gotten that question wrong during the Annual Knowledge Bowl last Saturday. 
   Wilde was born in Dublin and President Abraham Lincoln made Thanksgiving a national holiday. 
   About $3,300 was raised in the Annual Knowledge Bowl Saturday, Feb. 9. 
   “That’s about even with what we made last year,” said Linda Brown, Literacy Volunteers of America - Matagorda County (LVA-MC) program coordinator. 
   “Surprisingly, we didn’t have any student teams at all this year. We did have 13 adult teams of all ages.” 
   The first place adult division went to “Knights of Knowledge” team members: Dan Clark, George Harrison, Jeff Atking and Craig Gordon with 52 out of 75 possible points won. 

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