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Movie center loan OK’d

Bay City Sentinel/Mike Reddell
Mark Schulman (center) talks about entertainment center with BCCDC board member Bill Cornman, left, and BCCDC President Bobby Wilkinson.

   Mark Schulman projected construction will start in mid-May on his proposed Schulman Movie Bowl Grill (SMBG).
   Steps taken – including approval of the construction loan and the performance agreement - by the Bay City Community Development Corporation board Monday seemed to bear out that prediction.
   The board approved a $7.5 million TDECU loan for building the 51,000-square-foot, full-service entertainment center between Bay City and Van Vleck on Texas 35.
   While the agreement between BCCDC and Waco-based Schulman Amusement Company provides an 11-month construction period, Schulman said he’s looking at a mid-April 2017 opening.
   Schulman made his comments on the 12-acre site that will include an eight-screen, dine-in movie theatre, fun center and 12 bowling lanes at the BCCDC regular board meeting Monday afternoon.

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Celebrating Challenger Baseball's 10th Anniversary

Bay City Sentinel/Mike Reddell
Ladycat softball players Hannah Eidlebach and Abigail Torres help show off a team’s cake during the Challenger League’s opening ceremonies’ cake auction Saturday, April 23. This year is the Bay City Challenger Little League’s 10th anniversary.

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Apr

McBurnett provides update on Units 3&4

   Nuclear Innovation North America (NINA) CEO Mark McBurnett presented an update on STP Units 3 & 4 to the Bay City Rotary Club this week.
   In February, a signing ceremony was held at the NRC Headquarters on the issuance of the licenses for STP Units 3 & 4 marking the successful completion of the federal licensing process.
   “Issuance of the licenses for STP Units 3 & 4 is a major milestone for the project,” said McBurnett. “Having these licenses puts us in a position to move the project forward when economic conditions support construction. 
   NINA will continue to work on business development and the steps necessary to move the project forward.” 
   The license application for STP Units 3 & 4 was filed in September 2007. 
   The approval of the licenses represents the conclusion of an extensive safety and environmental review by the NRC, spanning more than eight years and a quarter-million NRC man-hours. 

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Apr

Mayoral hopefuls make their cases

  After a short break following the school board candidates, the Bay City mayoral candidates took their respective microphones and prepared for their own turn at questions, Thursday, April 21.
   Current Mayor Mark Bricker is facing Bobby Head, Council Member Carolyn Thames, Ron Ve’an and City Councilman Steven Johnson.
   Opening statements kicked off the question and answer round, this time leading with Mayor Mark Bricker.

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Apr

Board candidates present positions

   All six Bay City ISD school board candidates provided their visions and answers to voters’ questions Thursday, April 21.
   “The point of tonight’s forum is more about educating the voters and increasing voter turnout,” said Brandon Cox, forum moderator.
   The Bay City Tribune compiled their questions via social media and emails sent to their office.
   “What we have done is that we have condensed it into a common theme. What are the most common themes people are asking about?” said Cox.
   “And we’re going to hit those highlights.”
   Each candidate had two minutes to speak about their opening statements as well as their closing ones.
   BCISD trustee incumbent Position 1 re-election candidate Bobby Kimball faced Imelda Mendiola-Howard.
   Bruce Krauskopf faces incumbent Crystal Allison for Position 2.
   Position 3 is between James Humphries Jr. and Helen Knezek.

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Apr

And, to top it off

With so many options for dinner, it’s hard to pick just one! Even this young girl is having trouble picking out the best piece of corn. Members of the Bay City Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture’s Agriculture/Aquaculture Committee boiled, fried and served crawfish, shrimp and catfish with red potatoes and corn on the cob Tuesday night. Members, friends, family and local officials dined and celebrated local Future Farmers of America students.
Bay City Sentinel/Jessica Shepard

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Apr

Giving directions

Bay City Sentinel/Mike Reddell
Loy Sneary goes over the route for the Wellness Matagorda 5K and 10K runs Saturday morning, April 23.

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Apr

First-ever Birding Festival starts early Saturday

   The first ever Matagorda County Birding and Nature Center’s Birding Festival starts bright and early 8 a.m. Saturday, April 30 with a bird walk.
   Birding enthusiasts are encouraged to bring binoculars to the event.
   “Anyone curious about birds or birding is more than welcome to join us as well,” said Karen Kinard, event coordinator.
  For $5 a car load, visitors  will be able to access food trucks, unique handmade items, face painting and nature journal constructing for children.
   “The Birding Nature Center is a great place to bring kids and teach them about nature,” she said.

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28
Apr

Celebrating Tony Pustejovskey

Bay City Sentinel/Don Cudd
Sargent Chamber of Commerce President Ray Fessenden reads a proclamation celebrating Sargent community leader Tony Pustejovskey, who died Jan. 6, before the beach cleanup Saturday, April 23. He was the Sargent beach cleanup organizer for more than 10 years. After his death, family members requested donations in his honor to the Adopt-A-Beach program and his longtime companion Carole Patrick said more than $800 was contributed.

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Apr

Dungeoneers OAP back to state...again

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For the second consecutive year - a first in Bay City High School history — the BCHS Dungeoneers’ One Act Play has qualified for State. They advanced out of Region contest after a stellar performance of “The Cider House Rules Part 2” on April 20 in Corpus Christi. Region individual award-winners include All Star Cast, Derek Nemec, and Honorable Mention All Star Cast, Dandee Cabanay and Ben Thomas. State One Act Play contest is May 23 at The University of Texas at Austin. The Dungeoneers are slated to perform at approximately 4:40 at Bass Performance Hall. Magda Mirelez directs the Dungeoneers.

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