Lifestyle

Thu
12
Mar

Lots to eat, drink on tap at Seasfood Festival

   With 800 pounds of shucked shrimp and 75 gallons of oysters, three bands and 45 vendors and counting, the fifth annual Matagorda Seafood Festival is shaping up as the place to be this Saturday, March 14.
   The gates open at 10 a.m. at the Matagorda Fireman’s Hall and cost only $5 per entry.
Thu
05
Mar

Kids come 1st in Seafood Festival plans

Sentinel photo/MaLinda Reddell
Matagorda residents and others help shuck 800 pounds of shrimp to get ready for Matagorda Seafood Fest March 14.

   Shrimp, oysters, music – three bands are on tap – raffles, contests and tournaments are just part of what awaits those coming to the Fifth Annual Matagorda Seafood Fest March 14.
   How much shrimp and oysters? About 25 Matagorda residents and friends shucked 800 pounds of shrimp last Saturday at Buddy’s Seafood and there are 75 gallons of oysters – all from Matagorda Bay.
   Part of Seafood Fest’s extensive events are crowd-favorite contests for eating shrimp and raw oysters.
Thu
05
Mar

2015 Brisket cook off winners

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
The Flamin Cookers won the Matagorda County Fair and Livestock Shown Association 2015 brisket cook off. The team includes Chris Llanes, Jason Llanes, Randy Llanes, Andrea Llanes and Maria Llanes.

Thu
05
Mar

Townsend: Pertnership crucial for school success

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
Bay City Blackcat supporters of all ages were on hand for the Bay City Community Pep Rally Monday night in Memorial Stadium.

   Monday night was all about partnerships as about 300 people gathered for the Bay City Community Pep Rally at Memorial Stadium.
   The rally drew Bay City High School students, parents, teachers, administrators and supporters as part of Parent Involvement Week.
   Superintendent Keith Brown greeted those attending on a Monday night, which had relatively moderate temperatures in comparison to the cold weather before and expected later this week.
Thu
05
Mar

McDonlds new H-GAV board chair

   Matagorda County Judge Nate McDonald has been elected board chair of the Houston-Galveston Area Council for 2015.  
   He has served on the H-GAC Board of Directors representing Matagorda County since 2007. 
   Also elected as 2015 H-GAC officers are City of La Porte Councilman Chuck Engelken Jr. as Chair Elect and Chambers County Commissioner Gary Nelson as Vice Chair.
Thu
05
Mar

Kunkel earns master's

   Former Bay City resident Barbara Kunkel graduated with a master’s degree in mathematics from Texas A&M University in December.
   Kunkel is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O.D Gray Jr. of Bay City.
   Kunkel and her husband, Dr. Curtis Kunkel, teach mathematics at the University of Tennessee at Martin and are the parents of daughter Raven Olivia Kunkel.
Thu
05
Mar

K-9 Ciro on a hot streak

   During a traffic stop Jan. 27,  Matagorda County K-9 Ciro alerted on the vehicle and the subsequent search MCSO Narcotics deputies, (at right, from left) Lt Frank Craft, Sgt. Michael Ferrel, Ciro, and Ciro’s partner Sgt. Phillip Hester found marijuana, a .45-cal. handgun, and over $1,600 in currency.

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Thu
05
Mar

BCPD promotes two to corporal

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Leo Chavez, left, and Robert Pierce are new police corporals.

   Bay City police officers Leo Chavez and Robert Pierce were promoted to the rank of corporal during a promotional ceremony in the Bay City Council chambers Feb. 2. 
   Police Captain Robert Lister officiated the ceremony. 
Thu
05
Mar

Barker follows life-long ambition

Contributed photo
Reid Barker - doing what he does best.

   Reid Barker son of Tiger Baker, former local bull rider, is competing this Thursday, March 5, at the PRCA Rodeo at the Matagorda County Fairgrounds.
   Reid set out to be a bull rider like his father from a young age.
   He first began with riding sheep at age four and progressing to calves and steers until finally moving on to bulls. 
   “My father taught me everything I know,” he said. 
Thu
05
Mar

Knowledge Bowl raises $3,000 to benefit LVA work

Sentinel photo/Jessica Shepard
Student Knowledge Bowl Winners of 2015 are, from left, Ryan Rilly, Kelly Bacon, Trevor Smith and Leah Hanna, otherwise known as “PMS."

   About $3,000 was made through sponsorships, team entry fees and other donations for the 2015 Literacy Volunteers of America Matagorda County 18th Annual Knowledge Bowl Thursday Feb. 26.
   Student Winners of 2015 are Ryan Rilly, Kelly Bacon, Trevor Smith and Leah Hanna, otherwise known as “PMS.”
   A total of 18 teams of four met at VFW Post 2438 in Bay City that night to duke it out. 
   There were six student teams and 12 adult teams ranging all across the county. 

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