Lifestyle

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"County ISDs get TEA ratings" by: Jessica Shepard

   Almost all local school districts rated a “B” according to the Texas Education Agency State Accountability Ratings released district and campus ratings, Aug. 14. 
   The state accountability system is known as “A through F” gives schools and districts a grade based on student achievement, school progress/growth and closing the achievement gap. 
   Tidehaven, Palacios, Bay City, and Van Vleck ISD all received “B” ratings while Matagorda ISD earned a “C.” 
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22
Aug

Pet, animal adoptions on tap at Bay City Tractor Supply

   Bay City Tractor Supply Company will host animal adoptions, a pet supplies drive and more during their annual Out Here with Animals celebration – a month-long event that recognizes pets, animals and the people who care for them. 
The celebration will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24.
As part of the pet-centric happenings, animal lovers will have the opportunity to engage with team members about pet and animal care while supporting local rescue groups that are looking to find a safe home for animals in need. 
   “Tractor Supply celebrates pets and animals of all shapes and sizes year-round, and with our annual Out Here with Animals event, we get to spotlight our customers, their pets and the local rescue groups that play an integral role in the Bay City community,” said Travis Wessels, manager of Bay City Tractor Supply. 

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22
Aug

Hands-on with wildlife

Sentinel photo/Jessica Shepard
Animal Control officer Dotty Grandstaff, center, partnered with the Bay City Public Library to present "Rocking Wildlife" Aug. 14. Grandstaff brought several rescued animals and her own pets for children and parents to see and touch. She also talked about wildlife safety with attendees.

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22
Aug

BCISD police prepare for school

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Bay City ISD PD has been diligently working together on traffic control routes for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year. The department review start-of-school traffic plans for every campus at the school board meeting Monday night, Aug. 19.

Thu
22
Aug

BCCDC mixer has wide appeal

The Bay City Community Development Corporation hosted the Bay City Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture's monthly "Business After Hours" event, Aug. 15. The event drew a large crowd of businesspeople and elected officials.
Sentinel photo/Jessica Shepard

Thu
22
Aug

"CAST annual season premier showcased 2019-20 performances" by: Jessica Shepard

Sentinel photo/Jessica Shepard
Dr. Kara Cowart sings along to one of her jazz favorites as part of a brief routine to give CAST premiere audience members a taste of what to expect for next January’s “Night on Broadway: Jazz it up!” Aug. 8.

   Community Actors of South Texas (CAST) recently held their annual season premiere at the Matagorda County Museum and featured a few snippets of this year’s performances, Aug. 8.
   The 2019-2020 performance season is themed “A Season with Style” and features four main productions and one extra add-on by an original writer.
   The season opens with H.G. Wells’ “War of the Worlds” mimicking the original radio broadcast from 1938.
   CAST board President Richard Knapik is on tap to direct the production at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25-26, 31 and Nov. 1-2 at the First United Methodist Church Chapel with tickets costing $20 per person.
   An audition schedule is yet to be determined.
   CAST partners with Bay City High School theater department again for a joint rendition of “It’s a Wonderful Life.”
   BCHS theater director Magda Mirelez directs the play starting at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12-14 and at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 15 at the BCHS Theater.

Thu
15
Aug

MRMC Foundation scholarships awarded

A helicopter drop of golf balls was part of Matagorda Regional Medical Center Foundation 10th Annual Golf Tournament Saturday, Aug. 10 at Rio Colorado Golf Course. There were 33 teams, with 133 players. Staci Perrin won the ball drop, receiving $1,200 or half of the pot. At right MRMC Foundation awarded two scholarships to Kacy Korenek and Jessica Wied. Shown, from left, are: Carolyn Salazar, RN, Kacy Korenek, Jessica Wied, and Jan Johnson, RN.
Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell

Thu
15
Aug

"Mayor will keep talking with interim candidates" by: Mike Reddell

   City Council directed Mayor Robert Nelson to continue negotiations with the two candidates for the interim city manager position.
   After a 45-minute closed session Tuesday night, Aug. 13, council reconvened and Mayor Pro Tem Jason Childers moved for the mayor to continue employment talks with the two finalists for the post.
   They are former Odessa City Manager Richard Morton Jr. and former El Campo City Manager Mindi Snyder. 

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15
Aug

"Matagorda, Brazoria counties’ bacteria counts highest on Texas coast" by: Mike Reddell

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  High bacteria counts at Matagorda County beaches at Palacios, Matagorda and Sargent have continued throughout the summer and Precinct 2 Commissioner Kent Pollard said Monday the county is working with the TCEQ and the General Land Office to address the problem.
   On Tuesday, July 13, GLO’s Texas Beach Watch.com app showed high-level bacteria counts on all but one Matagorda County beaches.
   At three Jetty Park testing sites at the mouth of the Colorado River the fecal bacteria count level was high (red) Tuesday afternoon, with one test showing medium, or yellow, reading. 
   Palacios and Sargent test site all were red level.
   The website’s notation indicates the red-level counts are greater than “104 CFU (colony forming units) /100 ML (milliliters).” 
   When the counts are greater than 100 CFU, the GLO said “swimming is not recommended.”

Thu
15
Aug

"Pilson hired as county’s marine agent" by: Mike Reddell

County Agent-Agriculture Dr. Aaron Sumrall introduces Nicole Pilson, the county’s new AgriLife marine agent, to commissioners court Monday.
Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell

   Nicole Pilson was hired as Matagorda County’s new Marine extension agent by commissioners court at its regular meeting Monday, Aug. 12.
   Pilson, a Sugar Land native, succeeds Bill Balboa as marine agent and was encouraged by County Judge Nate McDonald to begin work soon.
   County Agent-Agriculture Dr. Aaron Sumrall introduced Pilson to the court, who said she has lived in Palacios for two years and previously worked for the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department.
   “She did an impressive job in her interviews,” Sumrall said, adding she holds a marine biology degree from Texas A&M at Galveston and a master’s degree from Texas State University.
   Sumrall said Balboa “has spent a lot of time for a good one to push in our direction.” 

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