Lifestyle

Thu
28
May

MC retired teachers elect 2 new officers

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Pictured is Matagorda County Retired Teachers Association’s new president Mike Henderson.

   Matagorda County Retired Teachers Association announces the installation of two new officers for the 2015-2016 school year. 
   The new officers are President Mike Henderson and 1st Vice President Mary Brown.
   They will be supported by 2nd Vice President Bob Keprta, Secretary Linda Gamertsfelder and Treasurer Janice Reed.
   The Association would also like to thank two Pat and Jean McLeod. 
Thu
28
May

Showcasing Weeks

Sentinel photo/Jessica Shepard
Local artist Gene Weeks attended an artist reception along with fans of her works at Townsquare Restaurant Friday May 22. Townsquare is showcasing Weeks' work as well as art by Barbara Westbrook, Zeinab Ghais and other local talents..

Thu
28
May

Memorial Day Rememberance Ceremony

Sentinel photo/Jessica Shepard
Over 100 people showed up, despite the rain, at VFW Post 2438 for its Memorial Day ceremony. Everyone present gave their full attention while reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and singing the Star-Spangled Banner.

Thu
28
May

Linnie Roberts Career Day

Linnie Roberts Elementary fifth grade classes participated in Career Day on May 22nd. Students heard from guest speakers from a wide variety of fields. Pictured from left to right are: Billy Pettus, military; BCISD Athletic Director Lupe Florez; 5th grade teacher and event organizer Carla Davis; Zucchini Hill, cosmetology; Ronald Greer, writing/publishing; and Jesse Williams, college student/athlete.
Photo by Stephanie Hackfeld

Thu
28
May

Sargent Freedom Fest draws weekenders

Freedom Fest in Sargent last Saturday benefited from nice weather - at least in the morning. Lots of people showed up to savor the food and look over vendors’ wares. The event’s sponsor, Sargent Lions Club, also had a variety of games for children to play. The event was at the Sargent Fire Station and seemed to draw from Sargent’s larger weekend population.
Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell

Thu
28
May

BCHS One Act Play gets rousing send off

Members of the BCHS state-qualifying one act play cast and crew and UIL state speech qualifiers got a rousing sendoff Monday morning from parents, family and supporters..
Sentinel photo/
Mike Reddell

Thu
28
May

Riverside Park Boat Ramp underwater

Sentinel photo/MaLinda Reddell
This lone No Parking sign gives a rough proximation where the Riverside Park boat ramp is below the rising Colorado River Tuesday afternoon. The river is projected to crest at 36.7 feet in Bay City Friday.

Thu
28
May

United Way to award funds to expand shelter programs

    Matagorda County has been chosen to receive $20,871 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. 
   The selection was made by a national board chaired by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and consists of representatives from American Red Cross; Catholic Charities, USA; National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A.; The Jewish Federations of North America; The Salvation Army; and United Way Worldwide.
Thu
28
May

Grissett: success comes from work

Sentinel photo/Jessica Shepard
Tidehaven Salutatorian Kayla Grissett.

   The class of 2015 Salutatorian is National Honor Society member Kayla Grissett.
   Grissett will also be attending the University of Texas in Austin and will double major in mathematics and computer engineering.
   “I really like numbers,” Grissett said when asked why she chose her majors.
   “I doubt I’ll be done in four years because I’m double majoring.”
   The lesson Grissett takes away from high school is how hard work is key to success.
   “You have to work hard to get anything accomplished,” she said.
   “You aren’t going to be babied and you have to do your own stuff.”
   Grissett wants to explore the options that Austin has to offer.
   “I think Austin has a lot to offer,” she said.
   “You can find out what you like and do a lot of different things in a larger city.”
Thu
28
May

Kitterman's dream: Teaching Chemistry

Sentinel photo/Jessica Shepard
Tidehaven Valedictorian Joshua Kitterman.

   Tidehaven High School’s class of 2015 Valedictorian is Joshua Kitterman; who is also a National Honor Society member and received many scholarships to pursue his education.
   Kitterman plans on attending the University of Texas at Austin and majoring in chemistry with a certificate in teaching.
    “Chemistry makes sense to me,” said Kitterman.
   “It feels like the most versatile way for me to create things.”
   He also plans on becoming a fully-fledge professor of chemistry in a specific field which he plans on finding as he explores his career field.
   Of the lessons learned in high school, Kitterman counts his experience in dual classes as the most important.
   “I learned that you have to be more responsible for yourself and pay attention to deadlines,” he said.
   “You have to keep up with your own stuff, because no one is going to baby you.”

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