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Thu
08
Apr

Vehicle Title & Registration waiver ends April 14

   The temporary waiver of certain vehicle title and registration requirements, announced by Governor Greg Abbott on March 16, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will end at 11:59 p.m. on April 14, with no grace period. The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) reminds Texans to complete any overdue transactions now. 
   After April 14, 2021, law enforcement may begin issuing citations to motorists operating a vehicle without a current registration sticker or current registration receipt. There is no grace period after the April 14, 2021 deadline.
   Three ways to renew your vehicle registration:
Online: Visit TxDMV.gov or www.Texas.gov. This is the quickest and least expensive way to renew. Save $1 if you renew online. Online renewal is available up to nine months past your registration expiration date.

Thu
08
Apr

Bay City man faces multiple charges after trying to evade traffic stop

   A 42-year-old Bay City man was arrested on warrant and drug charges, and for evading arrest, after he tried to flee from police in his vehicle and on foot, March 25 Bay City reports show.
   Charles A. Southall III, 42, Bay City, had a BCPD warrant for failure to comply with a sex offender’s duty to register with previous convictions, police said. 
   In addition, Southall was charged with evading arrest/detention with a vehicle, and possession of a controlled substance – Penalty Group 1.
   Reports show Officer Tyler Ramirez attempted a traffic stop in the 1900 block of Avenue C on a white SUV, on March 25, at about 9:36 p.m.  
   The SUV had driven on the wrong side of the road, against oncoming traffic, causing Ramirez to veer off the roadway.  Officer Ramirez activated her emergency lights in an attempt to stop the vehicle.  
   The SUV accelerated to speeds up to 85 miles per hour, reports show.

Thu
08
Apr

"Reel reviews: ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ features epic battles, lacking plot" by: Jessica Shepard

   I love big monster fights and I cannot lie!
   The latest Godzilla and Kong flick doesn’t disappoint on this front.
   There’s weapons, explosions and lots of beastly battling – but that’s really all there is to offer with this film.
   The storyline is weak, full of holes and really serves no purpose overall.
   Godzilla vs. Kong is directed by Adam Wingard and clocks in at 113 minutes total run time while being rated PG-13 for intense sequences of creature violence/destruction and brief language.
   A sequel to both Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) and Kong: Skull Island (2017), it is the fourth film in Legendary’s MonsterVerse.
   It is also the 36th film in the Godzilla franchise, the 12th film in the King Kong franchise, and the fourth Godzilla film to be completely produced by a Hollywood studio.

Thu
08
Apr

State-ranked BCHS Girls Soccer take on Lake Belton

Bay City High School Girls Soccer improved their record to 24-0, 14-0, after defeating Little Cypress-Mauriceville (Orange) by a score of 3-2 in the regional quarter final match April 1, in Santa Fe.
Next up was Lake Belton (27-4. 11-1). a regional semi-final game played at Navasota High School Rattler Stadium, Tuesday night, April 6. (Too late for this edition’s press time.)
Lake Belton High School is in Temple.
Contributed photo

Thu
08
Apr

Tiger Baseball By Eddie Russell Head Coach Tidehaven Baseball

   Tuesday, March 30, we traveled to Edna and lost by a score of 7-5. 
   Getting the start on the mound was Kyus Saha going 4 innings, giving up 4 earned runs on 7 hits, 2 BB’s, 1 HBP and 8 strikeouts. 
   Logan Crow came in relief in the 5th inning and took the loss going two-thirds of an inning giving up 3 earned runs on 1 hit, 2 HBP and 2 strikeouts. 
   Marco Garcia pitched the last 1 1/3 innings giving up no runs on 1 hit, 2 HBP and 2 strikeouts. 
   At the plate leading the team in hits was Kyus Saha with 3 hits, getting 2 hits each were: Logan Crow and Jordan Duran. Getting 1 hit each were Jackson Sones and Connor Claxton. 
   On Thursday we hosted Yoakum and lost by the score of 5-3. 
   Pitching a complete game was Jordan Duran, giving up 5 runs, only 2 earned, 6 hits, 5 strikeouts and only 1 walk. 
   Getting 1 hit each were: Marco Garcia, Logan Crow, Jordan Duran and Connor Claxton. 
   Tough losses this week. 

Thu
08
Apr

BCJH swimmers compete in Tomball meet

   Saturday, April 3, several of our BCJH swimmers traveled to Tomball for a tri-meet vs. Tomball JH & Willow Wood JH.  
   No team scores were kept.
   All distances in yards.
   Girls 50 Breaststroke – 1st, V Sliva – :43.56
   Boys 50 Breaststroke – 3rd, Chris Castillo – :45.32
   Boys 100 Individual medley – 4th, Sergio Rodriguez – 1:38.00
   Girls 50 Freestyle – 4th, Rachel Castillo – :32.24
   Boys 50 Freestyle – 3rd, Chris Castillo – :35.10
   Girls 50 Butterfly – 5th, Rachel Castillo – :38.84
   Boys 50 butterfly – 4th, Sergio Rodriguez – :43.52
   Girls 200 Freestyle – 4th, Victoria Sliva – 2:45.15
   Notes: Victoria S was our lone event winner.  Sergio R set a new school record in the 100 I.M.   

Thu
08
Apr

Texan Time Machine

Contributed photo
This year, the Tenie Holmes Elementary School 4th grade class had a “field trip” hosted by the Texan Time Machine. Students got to experience an interactive, hands-on program that brought the living history experience to our school! Rotations included Militia, School, Games, Cabin Building, Frontier Survival, and Textiles. The students loved going back in time to experience 19th century Texas!

Thu
08
Apr

"Matagorda County Agriculture News and Happenings April/May 2021" Aaron Sumrall, PhD Matagorda County Extension Agent – Agriculture/Natural Resources Texas A&M AgriLife

   Howdy! Hard to believe it is already April Fools and month 4 of the new year. 
   This year has already been one to remember in many ways, both good and not so much! 
   Following the freeze that none of us want to repeat, in which Matagorda County agriculture producers lost an estimated $60 million in combined commodities, planting started. 
   Many were concerned about not getting fertilizer in the ground in a reasonable time due to the backup stemming from the freeze. 
   Planters, however, did follow quickly behind fertilizer with equipment running around the clock. 
   To date virtually all the corn is in the ground, grain sorghum is nearing completion, and cotton is rolling into planting smaller outlying locations. 
   New terraces now traverse the fresh rice fields with many already planted. 
   Cattle folks are gathering up all over the county helping one another in working calves, vaccinating, and moving to new pasture. 

Thu
01
Apr

"COVID-19 remains threat " by: Mike Reddell

   Three COVID-19 issues have converged this week.
   While Texas has opened COVID-19 vaccine to all adults – 16 years of age and older - this week, supplies continue to be a problem for Matagorda County and new confirmed cases still are showing local spikes.
   Matagorda Regional Medical Center began the week with a vaccination clinic at the Matagorda County Fairgrounds Monday and Tuesday.
   While new confirmed cases recently have been around 10 or fewer cases per day in Matagorda County, the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) noted last week, there were 15 new confirmed cases Saturday, March 27, and 14 Monday, March 29.
   As of Tuesday, March 30, there were 126 new cases within the last 14 days, according to DSHS.
   That averages out to 3.4 cases per 1,000.
   That average is an increase over the past few weeks in Matagorda County and it’s a higher average than all of the surrounding counties.

Thu
01
Apr

Picking out a bunny

Sentinel photo/MaLinda Reddell
At last weekend’s Trade Days on the square, this colorful bunny caught the eye of this excited boy, perhaps looking forward to an Easter celebration.

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