Lifestyle

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"Texas 60 collision claims life of Leander woman last Friday" by: Mike Reddell

   A 76-year-old Leander woman was killed and two others were injured in a heavy fog-shrouded three-car collision on Texas 60 north of Bay City Friday morning, Dec. 6, DPS Sergeant Stephen Woodard said.
   Virginia Shoen, 76, of Leander, was pronounced dead at the scene by JP 1 Jason Sanders, Woodard said.
   Two other drivers in the collision were Felipe Catalan, 61, of Houston, and Daryl Zastoba, 49, of Sealy.
   They were taken to Matagorda Regional Medical Center for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, the trooper said.
   The accident occurred about two miles north of Bay City on Texas 60 at 7:15 a.m. last Friday when a northbound 2019 Toyota Corolla driven by Schoen crossed into the southbound lane.
   There, she struck the 2012 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Catalan, then the Toyota Camry operated by Zastoba, Woodard said. 

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12
Dec

Factory Connection ribbon cutting

Sentinel photo/Jessica Shepard
The Factory Connection, a new clothing store at 4310 Seventh St. Suite 600, held a Bay City Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture ribbon cutting Thursday, Dec. 5.

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12
Dec

Santa visits Nia's

Sentinel photos/Mike Reddell
Part of Hometown Christmas Saturday was a chance for children to visit with Santa at Nia’s Towne Square Restaurant. Above, Santa is joined by Umy and Mana Miller, of Bay City.

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12
Dec

Serenading at annual Christmas parade

Sentinel photo/Jessica Shepard
The Van Vleck Junior High band, above, provides a festive touch during the Hometown Lighted Christmas Parade Friday, Dec. 6.

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12
Dec

Hometown Christmas

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
More than 500 people showed up for the first-ever Hometown Christmas downtown Saturday, Dec. 7. ice skating attracted a determined bunch of kids - some with remarkable balance.

Thu
05
Dec

"Political office filings increase as deadline nears" by: Mike Reddell

   With less than a week before filing deadline for the March 3 party primaries, several candidates have announced or have filed for office.
   The filing deadline with party chairs is Monday, Dec. 9, said County Clerk Stephanie Wurtz.
   District 25 State Representative Dennis Bonnen’s retirement has brought forward six candidates so far – five Republicans and one Democrat – for the seat that represents both Matagorda and Brazoria counties.

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Thu
05
Dec

"Groups help citizens for the holidays" by: Jessica Shepard

   In keeping with the holiday season and spirit of giving, some local businesses and organizations are getting together to do more for citizens throughout Matagorda County.
   Donations vary from toys and cold weather clothing to money and non-perishable food items.

  •     Coastal Bend Crawlers “Operation Warm Up!” is looking for donations of new or gently used cold weather apparel by Saturday, Dec. 14 to benefit the residents of Bay Villa Health Care Center. 

Items needed include winter coats, jackets, beanies, mittens, scarves, throws, sweaters, and socks with gripping soles. 
Drop-off locations are Bowlera/Fatboyz, Oak Manor Villas, Classy Clutter Resale, and Classy Peacock during normal business hours.

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05
Dec

"Council hears hazardous waste pickup plan for homes" by: Mike Reddell

   A service providing monthly pickup of household hazardous wastes – like paint, used batteries, motor oil and insecticides – from residential front porches was proposed to city council at its regular meeting Tuesday, Dec. 3.
   “These are products you can buy from Wal-Mart, but can’t throw away,” Dick Demien with HHW Solutions in Dallas.
   Mayor Robert Nelson said he met Demien at a Texas Municipal League conference and wanted council to hear the program that started in March 2018 and now serves 13 cities in the D-FW area.
   The hazardous product pickups – on the porch in the morning and gone by the evening – are set up before the monthly pickup, Demien explained.

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Thu
05
Dec

Boat parades light up Thanksgiving weekend

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
The annual Matagorda and Sargent boat parades capped off Thanksgiving festivities Nov. 28 and 29 respectively. Above, one of the 18 boats in Matagorda featured a "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" theme. Sargent boats lit up Caney Creek as they passed their audiences along the banks and piers.

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05
Dec

Scoping out holiday deals at Black Friday

Sentinel photo/Jessica Shepard
Dozens of citizens turned out to grab the best deals for "Black Friday," Nov. 28 at Walmart in Bay City. Popular purchases included TVs, children's toys and a variety of home goods like pots and pans sets.

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