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Thu
24
Nov

Readying for Turkey Trot

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
Participants in the Invest in Wellness Turkey Trot 5 and 10K walk-run listen to last-minute instructions before the event. The Wellness Matagorda event raises money for the MRMC shelter dome that will be used for wellness and rehabilitation - plus sheltering emergency personnel during a disaster.

Thu
24
Nov

"Barkway Park opens to howling reviews" by: Mike Reddell

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell

    Barkway Park -  the City of Bay City Parks and Recreation Department’s off-leash dog park - opened Saturday to the approval of several pet owners and their canines.
    The new park at 1700 Ave. H features areas for dogs 30 pounds and over and for those 30 pounds or less.
   There are dog agility equipment  pieces in the park and the dogs that were there Saturday came in several sizes and breeds.
   The park gives people the chance to allow their canines a place to play off the leash or from the confines of a house or apartment. 
   As the dogs played, their masters talked about the different breeds they have and most of them enjoyed watching their animals run free.
   The park is the idea of Shawn Blackburn, Parks and Recreation director, who brought his own dog for the opening.
   Blackburn designed and built the layout and equipment for the 
park. 

Thu
24
Nov

Robbers kick in door to house, steal cash, items at gunpoint

   Two robbers wearing bandanas on their faces and each carrying a hand gun kicked in the front door of a Matthews Street residence and demanded money from the people inside the house late Saturday night, Nov. 19, Bay City police said.
   When police arrived, the victim told officers he and his friends were inside his residence, and two black males kicked in his front door and robbed them.  
   None of the victims was injured during the robbery, but suspects stole cash, shoes, prescription medication and a cell phone, reports show. 
   The victim said he and his friends were watching a movie when the suspects kicked in the door. 
   The suspects were wearing bandanas over their faces and both were carrying a handgun, demanding money from the victims. 

Tue
22
Nov
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Wild Game and Wine Camofest returns to downtown

Bay City Main Street Program will again host the Wild Game and Wine Camofest in downtown Bay City from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, sponsored by the Matagorda County Convention and Visitors Bureau and Schulman’s Movie Bowl Grille.

The festival will be on Avenue G between Fifth and Sixth Streets. Downtown parking is free.

Last year Camofest had a sellout- crowd of 600 to the historic downtown district for delicacies of fish and fowl. This year, the organizing committee is planning for 750 guests.

 

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Tue
22
Nov
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Museum’s Festival of Trees begins Thursday

This year’s event runs through Dec. 15; to feature 15 new exhibitors 

 

By Jessica Shepard 

This year’s “Festival of Trees” exhibit opens Thursday, Nov. 17, from 5-9 p.m. at the Matagorda County Museum.

“This year we have 49 trees in the Festival of Trees exhibit and one in the lobby,” said Barbara Smith, Matagorda County Museum Director.

The trees in the exhibit are broken down into three categories: businesses, clubs/individuals and schools/day cares.

 

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Thu
03
Nov

Trick-Or-Treating downtown

Sentinel photos/MaLinda Reddell
Downtown merchant Deborah Pennington hands out goodies to children attired in different Halloween costumes at Trick or Treating on the Square Monday.

Thu
03
Nov

"Early vote breaking records" by: Jessica Shepard

   The Matagorda County Clerk’s office reported the first week of early voting as “record-breaking.”
   A total of 4,542 votes were counted from Oct. 24-28.
   Monday’s totals were: 578 from Bay City, 96 from Palacios and 46 mail-in ballots received.
   That puts the county at 5,262 ballots at press time Tuesdayafternoon.
   In the 2012 General Election, 12,250 voters participated and less than half, 5,904 voted int eh March primaries.
   Early voting polls close at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4.
   The Presidential race between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump is at the head of ballot, while there are several local contested Races:
   The 130th District Judge race features incumbent Craig Estlinbaum (Dem.) versus former prosecutor Kenneth Leatherman III (Rep.)
   Precinct 1 JP race is between Jason Sanders (Rep.) and write-in hopeful Bill Pendergraft (Rep.).

Thu
03
Nov

"Officials join Schulman as walls lifted up" by: Mike Reddell

Sentinel photos/Mike Reddell
Giant cranes lift 40-foot-high wall panels in place at the Schulman MBG site Tuesday morning. MBG owner Mark Schulman, just right of center, spoke to government, civic and business leaders pictured at right about the project’s progress.

   A group of business and government leaders joined Schulman MBG owner Mark Schulman to watch concrete wall panels over 40 feet tall going up at the work site between Bay City and Van Vleck Tuesday morning.
   “It has been four months since the groundbreaking out here,” Schulman said.
   “You can see the walls are going up fast and furious.”
   Indeed just one wall panel up last week drew lots of attention.
   “We should be buttoned down in the next four days,” Schulman told the group that included city, county and business leaders. 
   Everyone stopped to look as huge cranes lifted the wall panels and ground crews helped guide them in place.
   After that, the roof goes on, he explained.
   “We’re staying on track,” said Schulman, who owns theater entertainment centers throughout Texas.

Thu
03
Nov

MCEDC picks Ferdinand as new executive director

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   Michael Ferdinand, of Ocean Springs, Miss., has been named executive director of the Matagorda County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC), DC Dunham, MCEDC president, announced Monday, Oct. 31. 
   Ferdinand, set to begin work Tuesday, Nov. 8, will fill the position left open following Eva Peterson’s August resignation. Peterson served as executive director for 14 months. 
   “As I started exploring states and communities in which to pursue the next phase of my economic development career, Matagorda County EDC emerged as a ‘best fit’,” Ferdinand said.  
   “When it comes to economic development, Texas communities are fierce competitors and Matagorda County is no exception. Matagorda County has developed a strong mix of agribusiness, manufacturing, commercial retail, fisheries, energy and tourism sectors while maintaining a phenomenal quality of life,” he said.

Thu
03
Nov

"Reed introduces new auditing firm owner" by: Mike Reddell

   Commissioners court approved an engagement letter with the new owner of Bay City auditing firm Reed and Associates for 2016, and thanked Susan Reed for her 29 years of county audits at the court’s regular meeting Monday, Oct. 31.
   Reed has done the county’s audits for 29 years and told the court that Harry Afadapa, P.C., will continue what Reed and her longtime partner Barbara Sliva strived to do – just handle government audits.
   “It’s very difficult to find someone to do just audits,” Reed said. “I am really concerned about my clients.”
   Afadapa, Reed noted, was looking for an accounting business specializing in government auditing.
   “I felt he was the right fit for our government clients,” she said.
   Afadapa’s engagement letter for calendar year called for a fee of $24,300 and a $4,300 retainer.
   County Judge Nate McDonald noted the retainer, asking Reed if she required one as an auditor.

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