Lifestyle

Thu
10
Mar

Full House on Senior Day

Bay City Sentinel/Mike Reddell
A full house of senior citizens turned out for this years Matagorda County Fair & Livestock Show ‘s Senior Day held March 4th.

Thu
10
Mar

Getting Texans logo right

Bay City Sentinel/Jessica Shepard
During HEB's customer Appreciation Day last Saturday there were many fun activities for children. Among shoot hoops, tossing a football around and free root beer float was face painting. This young lady asked for the Houston Texan's logo for her artwork.

Thu
03
Mar

Jury finds Joyce Black guilty of stealing from 3 victims

   A sentence of six years and a $10,000 fine was handed Joyce Black Tuesday night after she was convicted of theft totaling about $200,000 and misapplication of fiduciary property by a Matagorda County jury the day before in 130th District Court. 
   Black was remanded to Matagorda County Jail to await transfer to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
   A candidate for mayor of Bay City in 2010, Black was prosecuted by two Attorney General’s White Collar Crime and Public Integrity Section attorneys, Jonathan White and Amy Cadwell, while visiting District Judge John Delaney of College Station presided over the trial.  
   Black was represented by Tyrone C. Moncriffe of Houston. 
   The trial began Monday, Feb. 22, after a six-man, six-woman jury was seated, with one female alternate.   

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Thu
03
Mar

2016 MCFLA Fair Princess crowned

Bay City Sentinel/Jessica Shepard
The 2016 Fair Princess court includes, from left: Lacy Smith, second runnerup; Bailey Engel, first runnerup; and Karly Brown, crowned fair princess.

Thu
03
Mar

Council seeking public feedback on arts center

Bay City Sentinel/Mike Reddell
City council, city and BCISD staff get a tour of the 16th Street pool Thursday, Feb. 25.

   Learning what the public thinks about the city acquiring the old Texas Theatre building for a community arts center will be the aim of a March 8 town hall meeting that city council scheduled at its regular meeting Thursday, Feb. 25. 
   The town hall meeting will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, at Bay City Civic Center. 
   The projected 90-minute program will feature a rolling slide show of what other cities have done with cultural arts buildings and will be emceed by former mayor Richard Knapik, Cornman told council, saying the town hall session surfaced after four meetings of the group studying the proposal. 
   “Then we’ll open it up for comments” from the public, Cornman added. 
   “What we want to do is get the message out,” the councilman said. 
   The event won’t be heavy on details – “until we learn what people want,” he commented. 

Thu
03
Mar

No major injuries reported in Tidehaven bus accident

  Tidehaven ISD had a bus accident Monday afternoon at about 4 p.m. on CR 482 between Blessing and Midfield. 
   There were 31 students on board and one bus driver. 
   Patients began arriving at Matagorda Regional Medical Center (MRMC) between 4:30 to 5 p.m. Monday. 

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Thu
03
Mar

Barbecue cookoff winners

Bay City Sentinel/Mike Reddell
George Deshotels, left, and David Allen, longtime MCFLA barbecue cookoff veterans, slice up brisket for the Low Budget Bums during the competition last Saturday.

   Winners in last weekend's  MCFLA cookoff are listed below.
Dutch Oven 

  • 1st place- Barbecuetioners
  • 2nd place - Low Budget Bums 

Chicken 

  • 1st place - Both Sides of the River
  • 2nd place - Triple E Smokers 

Beans 

  • 1st place - Tac’em Up Cookers
  • 2nd place - Tac’em Up Cookers 

Ribs

  • 1st place - Tac’em Up Cookers
  • 2nd place - Tac’em Up Cookers 

Brisket 

  • 1st place - Still Smokin
  • 2nd place - Tac’em Up Cookers
  • 3rd place - Los Compadres 

Best Cooking Rig - All Mixed Up 
Best Decorated Layout - Sargent Patriot Cookers 
Good Time Charlie - Que & Brew and Ribs for Pleasure    

Thu
03
Mar

Fair, show hit stride this week

Bay City Sentinel/Mike Reddell
These little girls - with one notable exception - get their turns to be looking out of the Wild West cutout on the other side at the Fairgrounds

   This year’s theme happens to be “Boots, Chaps and Cowboy Hats” for the 72nd Annual Matagorda County Fair and Live Stock Show. 
   The gate fee is $8 with children five and under getting in free. 
   The gate fee goes up to $20 after 10 p.m. 
   However, gate passes are available for $25. 
   Presale reserved seating tickets for the rodeo are $15 then go up to $18 after Wednesday, March 2. 
   This year, Todd Armstrong Shows, based in Las Vegas, Nevada is providing rides and food kiosks for the carnival. 
   The Carnival opens Thursday March 3 in the afternoon from 4 – 10 p.m. 
   At 7 p.m. the PRC Rodeo opens with “pink night” sponsored by STPNOC and supporting breast cancer awareness. 
   It’s also Senior citizen’s Day and tickets are half price for seniors. 

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Thu
03
Mar

Proclaiming Texas Independence Day

Bay City Sentinel/Mike Reddell
Sons of the Republic of Texas members were at commissioners court Monday for a proclamation marking Texas Independence Day, March 2, in Matagorda County. The three SRT members at the meeting were, front row, from left: Raleigh Conklin, as Sam Houston; David Crockett, portraying his famous ancestor; and John Woolsey. Commissioners court members, second row from left, are Dan Putska, Bubba Frick, County Judge Nate McDonald, James Gibson and Kent Pollard.

Thu
03
Mar

VVISD Elementary Honor Roll school

   Van Vleck Elementary has been selected by Educational Results Partnership (ERP) and the Institute for Educational Productivity (IPE) as one of 713 public schools in Texas to receive the title of 2015 Honor Roll school.   
   The Honor Roll is part of a national effort to identify higher-performing schools list and highlight successful practices that improve outcomes for students.  
   Schools receiving this distinction from leaders in the Texas academic and business communities have demonstrated consistent high levels of student academic achievement, improvement in achievement levels over time and reduction in achievement gaps among student populations.   

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