Lifestyle

Thu
06
Dec

"Planning to make Matagorda County’s case at Texas Legislature in February" by: Mike Reddell

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
Members of the Matagorda Day at Austin make plans for visiting the legislature Feb. 19.

   Plans are underway for Matagorda Day at Austin Feb. 19.
   The planning committee headed by Bobby Wilkinson has lots of moving parts to follow before the biennial legislative session begins.
   This year is a special one because Matagorda County’s State Representative Dennis Bonnen will be the next Speaker of the House.
      Matagorda County Day enables local residents to impress upon state representatives and senators all of the assets this coastal county has to offer.
   That includes agriculture, industry, tourism, history, North America’s top birding site, fishing, boating, kayaking and Gulf of Mexico beach combing.
   Participants in this year’s Matagorda Day will be arriving Monday, Feb. 18, to pass out goody bags filled with items tied to Matagorda County to legislators and staffs and to invite them to a reception Tuesday night, Feb. 19.

Thu
06
Dec

"Reel Reviews: ‘Robin Hood’ has tons of action but isn’t the story you remember" by: Jessica Shepard

   “Robin Hood” is the latest attempt at telling a centuries-old story and it flops at that.
   The film is rated PG-13 for extended sequences of violence and action, and some suggestive references and has only grossed $49 million against a budget of $100 million.
   Robin Hood is an action-adventure film directed by Otto Bathurst and written by Ben Chandler and David James Kelly, from a story by Chandler. 
   It is based on the tale of Robin Hood, and follows his training by John to steal from the Sheriff of Nottingham. 
   The film stars Taron Egerton, Jamie Foxx, Ben Mendelsohn, Eve Hewson, Tim Minchin, Paul Anderson and Jamie Dornan. 
   Robin of Loxley (Egerton), Lord of Nottingham, enjoys a good life with his lover, Marian (Hewson), before he is enlisted by the corrupt Sheriff of Nottingham (Mendelsohn) to fight in the Crusades against the Moors. 

Thu
06
Dec

"Davidson named district offensive MVP" by: Mike Reddell

   Blackcat senior quarterback Dylan Davidson was chosen District 13-4A-1 Offensive Most Valuable Player, leading the list of BCHS teammates earning All-District football honors.
   Blackcat 1st Team All-District selections include: RJ Mitchell RB, James Carter WR, Heart Gaskins DL, Will Grumbles LB, Alex Smith LB, and Marcus Edwards DB.
   Bay City players on the All-District 2nd Team are: Carlos Lara WR, Steven Solis OL, Abel Mendoza LB, John Ruiz LB, Jonathan Pesina DL, and Declan O’Neal K.
   Blackcats on the Honorable Mention list include: Luke Betancourt, Tommy Tippett, Ivan Dewitt, Javien Times, Jessie Oros, Avery Smith, Davieyon Curtis, and Justin Brinkley.

Thu
06
Dec

"Tigers stun Leopards Tidehaven moves on to Quarterfinal matchup against East Bernard" By John Hoffman Special to the Bay City Sentinel

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
Tidehaven quarterback Blake Garcia (7) picks up yardage between Leopards Tre’veon Duncan (33) and De’Mitri Monroe (13).

   The saying that it is difficult to beat the same team twice in one season lived up to its billing last Friday night, as the Tidehaven Tigers used a ball control offense and a stingy defense to shut out their cross-county rival Van Vleck Leopards 17-0, at Rosenberg’s Traylor Stadium.
   With the win, Tidehaven will look to continue their Cinderella season as they face another District 14-3A-2 opponent, the East Bernard Brahmas, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, at Alvin ISD’s Freedom Field in Rosharon. 
   The game was moved from Friday because of severe weather conditions forecast for Friday. 
   The Brahmas are coming off of a 27-7 win over Blanco last week.  East Bernard beat Tidehaven 24-14 in week 6 of the regular season.
   Against Van Vleck (11-2, 5-1) last Friday, Tidehaven won the toss and elected to take the ball on offense to begin the game.  
   The Tigers slowly moved down the field, going 11 plays down to the Van Vleck 32-yard line.  

Thu
06
Dec

Bay City Police Department holds promotion ceremony

BCPD photo
Bay City Police Department held a promotion ceremony Thursday, Nov.29, at the City Council Chambers for four employees. Officer Kim Kunz was promoted to Patrol Corporal, Detective Armando Galvan was promoted to Detective Corporal, Antoine Linsey was promoted to Patrol Sergeant, and Chris Hadash was promoted to Detective Sergeant. Shown, from left, are: Chief Robert Lister, Sgt. Linsey, Sgt. Hadash, Cpl. Galvan, and Cpl. Kunz.

Thu
06
Dec

New insect display at MBNC

Contributed photo
Retired biology teacher Diana Frankson, right, donates an educational exhibit on insects to Nature Center, with Eva Malina, president of Nature Center board, receiving the exhibit.. Biology teacher Connie Cornman also contributed some of the insects for the exhibit.

Thu
06
Dec

First responders work to free man trapped in wreckage

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
First responders - with the help of Bay City Fire Department heavy rescue equipment - work to free a man trapped in the wreckage of his pickup truck at about 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30. The truck’s driver, police said, was driving westbound on Kilowatt Drive and failed to stop at the stop sign and ran into a WCA roll-off garbage truck that was stopped to turn into the WCA complex at 700 Ave F, Bay City police said. A PHI Lifeflight dispatched to the scene landed on Texas 60 just north of the accident and took the man to Memorial Hermann Hospital/Texas Medical Center.

Thu
06
Dec

"The Fast and Furious in slow motion" By Aaron Sumrall, PhD County Extension Agent Agriculture & Natural Resources

   I know this article’s title makes absolutely no sense until you think about the time of year and it is coming from an Agriculture Extension Agent. 
   What I mean by the title is this time of year is full-tilt wide open with not enough time in the day, but can seem to be in slow motion with many tasks needing to be accomplished with no specific timeline. 
   Now that I have confused you, I will try to bring this back around. Yes – spring and summer are not on the radar right now, but what you do now will help you enjoy that time of the year just a little more. 
   Test your soil. When grass is growing and looking good everyone is happy, but when things start to go south my phone lights up. The first question I will ask, is have you tested your soil. Plants are a living organism that needs feeding. Young plants are like teenagers in that they eat constantly and can lose performance quickly when quality nutrition is not available. 

Thu
29
Nov

"BCCDC approves $150K for LeTulle Park Dreamscape" by: Mike Reddell

   A total of $150,000 was allocated for the Dreamscape playground replacement at LeTulle Park by the Bay City Community Development Corporation board at its regular meeting Monday night, Nov. 26. 
   The allocation will cover two fiscal years, since BCCDC usually allocates about $75,000 annually for City of Bay City parks and recreation projects. 
   “The $75,000 is not out of the realm of what we do,” BCCDC Board Chairman Julie Estlinbaum said of “normal number” CDC gives to Parks and Recreation. 
   Parks and Recreation Director Shawn Blackburn told the board the Dreamscape Playground has received about $25,000 in community donations and pledges and another $25,000 designated for budget planning from city council. 

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Thu
29
Nov

Yuletide on the Caney

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
This year’s Sargent Lighted Boat Parade featured a lineup of colorful boats that wound their way up Caney Creek Saturday night, Nov. 24. The parade isn’t just about the boats, the event also brings families and friends along the docks and lawns of the houses and businesses that line the waterway. Precinct 6 Constable Bill Orton and his guests bring up the rear.

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