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10
Mar

Special program focus on synthetic marijuana

In May 2013, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) took action and formally banned Synthetic Marijuana as a Class I drug.
   That made the distribution of legal weed a federal crime in the US.
   A 2012 government survey found that 1 in 9 high school seniors in the U.S. had used synthetic cannabinoids, the second-most commonly used illegal drug for that age group, behind marijuana, said monitoringthefuture.org’s website.
   But, what does that have to do with local citizens?
   Moreover, what is synthetic marijuana?
   These questions and many more are slated to be answered at a special presentation by the BCHS theater department and Jonnnie Montalbo of Bay City Recovery Friday, March 11.
   The presentation will be offered at the following times: 7:35 a.m., 8:27 a.m., 9:19 a.m. and 10:11 a.m.

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Thu
10
Mar

Vandals hit man’s truck twice

   Vandals heavily damaged a Van Vleck man’s pickup truck in two incidents over two straight weeks, the Matagorda County Sheriff’s office reported.
   The man’s 2011 Dodge 1500 pickup first was struck Feb. 27, when the suspect smashed the front windshield with a red brick, which also was used to shatter the driver-side mirror, for total estimated damages of $1,500.
   Not satisfied with that damage, the vandal then threw the brick at the driver-side window, scratching the window and door frame – then apparently threw the brick behind the truck, Deputy Victor Hadash reported.
   The pickup truck’s owner again notified the sheriff’s office March 6, noting the vandal this time used a can of spray paint to paint the headlight, fog light, both driver-side rims and all over the driver side of the vehicle. Criminal mischief damage from this incident was estimated at $5,000.

 

Thu
10
Mar

Spring break, Daylight Savings Time

   Are you ready to spring forward an hour?
   Daylight Savings Time ends Sunday, March 13 at 2 a.m.
   On top of that, next Monday starts spring break for local students.
   Students in Bay City, Tidehaven and Van Vleck ISD are all out Monday March 14 – Friday March 18.
   Classes resume at their regular times on Monday, March 21. 

 

Thu
10
Mar

Never too early to start

Bay City Sentinel/MaLinda Reddell
This young man grabs the rigging of this mechanical bull with assurance at the Matagorda County Fair & Livestock Show at the fairgrounds Saturday.

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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