Lifestyle

Thu
21
Jan

Allen asks city for policy to save trees

   Longtime historic preservationist Judith Allen asked for city council’s help in preserving and planting trees throughout the city.
   “Life would be a lot less pleasant without trees,” Allen told council at its meeting last week.
   Allen reminded council about Scott Peden’s donation of 900 trees to the community a few years ago and the creation of a fund where people could donate $1,000 to have a tree planted at the courthouse.

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Thu
21
Jan

Holloway officer of the month

   John Holloway is Bay City Police Department’s December Officer of the Month.
   Holloway has been with BCPD since January 2014.  
   Holloway attended Palacios High School where he participated in Future Farmers of America and he graduated in 2007.  
   Holloway joined the Marines in 2008 and spent 4 ½ years at his home base of Twentynine Palms, Calif., which included two, seven-month-long deployments to Afghanistan as an infantryman.  
   Upon completion of his military enlistment he returned to Palacios.  
   Holloway attended Victoria College and decided on law enforcement as his career and attended the Victoria College Police Academy, graduating in December 2013.    
   BCPD selects officer of the month based on calls for service, reports taken, traffic contacts and arrests.  
   During December, Holloway answered 127 calls for service and took 13 reports.  

Thu
21
Jan

Area churches, businesses kick off 2016 Daniel Plan on Valentine’s Day

   On February 14 area businesses and churches will kick off the 2016 community wide Daniel Plan, which has revolutionized the concept of healthy life styles at the Nature Center at 12:30 p.m.
   The gathering will include registration, a light lunch and then group trail walks. 
   Well-known pastor and author, Rick Warren (author: The Purpose Driven Life), developed the Daniel Plan in his church when he realized that the reason diets and exercise programs were just not working for him and others was because God was left out of the diet and exercise routine. 

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Thu
21
Jan

Simons awarded for Sentinel Footbal Picks

Photo by Becca Johnson
Bay City physician Dr. Dane Simons, left, was the winner of the Bay City Sentinel’s 2015 football picks panel. Sentinel editor MIke Reddell
presents a Longhorn coffee mug to UT grad Simons for being the top pigskin prognosticator.

Thu
21
Jan

Water main break leads city to issue boil water notice

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Garrett Dodd and Mike Lee of Matagorda Regional Medical Center delivered 25 cases of bottled water Tuesday morning for students to use during the boil notice that ended that day. Dodd and Lee also delivered water to Tenie Holmes Elementary.

   Beginning Sunday afternoon, Bay City residents were under a “Boil Water” notice until Tuesday morning when the warning was rescinded.
   A water main on Fifth Street and Avenue M broke sometime in the morning Sunday, Jan. 17.
   The immediate impact to residents was area street flooding lower water pressure and tinted water.
   At 4 p.m. Sunday, the public was notified via media outlets, the call-out system and through general calls of concerns made by citizens of the “Boil Water” notice required by law and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).
   Bay City officials indicated the Boil Water Notice (BWN) was “to inform our customers that due to the presence of contaminants or an interruption in service, water from our system must be boiled prior to consumption.

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Thu
21
Jan

Van Vleck baseball field will be named in honor of Joe Ros

   When baseball season arrives, Van Vleck High School will unveil a new memorial to its beloved former student – and VVISD employee – Joe Ros.
   School board members approved plans last week to name the school’s baseball field in Ros’s honor.
   The field, which does not currently have an official name, will be christened as “Joe Ros Field” during a ceremony before the Van Vleck baseball team’s first scheduled game on Feb. 22, said VVISD Superintendent John O’Brien.
   “Joe was on the first baseball team at Van Vleck, and he served in the military in the late ‘80s,” O’Brien said, “so this will be a great tribute to him.”
   Ros was a VVISD administrator and local community leader for many years before his death last summer. 
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Thu
21
Jan

Meet the JSL Charity Ball Committee members

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JSL Charity Ball committee members and JSL President: Lisa Volkmer (President), Kimberly Schneider (Ways and Means Co-Chair), Savannah Cornelius (Way and Means Chair), Amanda Finlay (Decorations Chair), and Amanda Lee (Decorations Co-Chair)

Thu
21
Jan

Charity Ball to focus on JSL organization

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The 2016 JSL Charity Ball honorees and their mothers are, from left: Kasen Wied, Kim Wied, Angie McNeil, Ashley McNeil, Kathy Brown, McKayla Brown, Martha Cashion and Cole Cashion. Not pictured: Blake Daugherty, son of Dawn Daugherty

   The Junior Service League Charities, Inc. of Bay City is pulling together the final plans for their annual charity ball being held Feb. 6 at the Bay City Civic Center.
   This year’s branded event will include a focus on the organization through the use of the JSL monogram, past pictures and accomplishments, highlights of the charities served, and simple, elegant and timeless decorations.
   The Black-Tie event, featuring music by Doppleganger Band, will start with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at 7 p.m., followed by presentation of honorees at 8 p.m. and dinner beginning promptly after the presentation.
   Award-winning Don Strange of Texas, Inc., a catering company that specializes in authentic, original and cutting edge cuisine, is catering the gourmet meal.
   Strange has  been featured on The Food Network and has catered events around the world.
   Doppleganger Band will provide musical entertainment. 

Thu
21
Jan

Almost 1,000 tickets sold for Crisis Center fundraiser

   Nearly 1,000 tickets have been sold for the 9th Annual Crisis Center Chicken Fried Steak Dinner.
   The dinner will be on Friday, Jan. 29 from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall off of Nichols in Bay City.
   “We have been diligently working on the issues last year that slowed the process, and think it should go much smoother this year,” said Crisis Center Executive Director Eugene Davis.
   Tickets cost $10 each and are available by phone at 979-245-9109 or at the Crisis Center, 3010 Sixth Street in Bay City.
   Dinner plates include steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans and homemade cookies.
   Plates are available for dining in or drive-thru.
   “We purchase the steaks fresh from a packing company in the Yoakum area,” he said.
   There will also be some tickets available at the door.
   “But, don’t wait. We will project out estimating how many we will sell,” said Davis.

Thu
21
Jan

Power Church plans to open ‘House of Refuge’ by Feb. 1

Bay City Sentinel/Jessica Shepard
Power Church members volunteer their time assembling twin-size bunk beds for the church’s new “House of Refuge.” Pastor Franc Paiz hopes to open the homeless shelter to serve the public by Feb. 1. They still need donations. Contact Pastor Franc Paiz at 979-245-2185.

   Power Church plans on opening its “House of Refuge” by Feb. 1 located at 3920 Doris Street in Bay City.
   In order to do that, they are in need of donations.
   Twin size bunk beds were constructed by volunteers Friday, Jan. 15.
   The church is still seeking donations of twin mattresses, pillows and corresponding linens.
   As a 501(C)3, non-profit organization, monetary donations are also tax deductible.
   The “House of Refuge” will be co-ed and feature 20 beds to help support the needs of homeless citizens in Bay City.
   “It’s all part of the vision,” said Pastor Franc Paiz.
   “Originally, we were only going to be a men’s homeless shelter, but, we saw a need for it to be co-ed.”
   Showers and bathrooms will be available for those in residence at the shelter.
   The shelter will be open from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

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