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Thu
11
Feb

VFW 'Voice of Democracy'

VFW Post 2438 of Bay City hosted an awards program featuring their “Voice of Democracy” essay winners at a banquet Saturday, Feb. 6. Dawson Freisehhahn took first place, receiving $1,000, a plaque and a medal. Dawson also took third place at VFW district.
Bay City Sentinel/Jessica Shepard

Thu
11
Feb

CAST ‘Picasso’ begins Thursday

Bay City Sentinel/Jessica Shepard
CAST newcomer Jayme Smith joins CAST veteran Paul Rodgers as the Countess to his Albert Einstein during dress rehearsal Tuesday, Feb. 9. Both actors will be in the upcoming production, "Picasso at the Lapin Agile" slated to open Thursday, Feb. 11 at 6 p.m. at Town Square Restaurant in Bay City. Tickets are available selling out quickly. Stop by Green Bros. Jewelers or Town Square Restaurant.

   Do you want to catch CAST’s “Picasso at the Lapin Agile?”
   As CAST’s spring production, the play will run from Thursday Feb. 11 – Sunday Feb. 14 at Town Square Restaurant, 2127 Ave. G in Bay City.
   At presale prices the tickets are $30 apiece and available at Green Bros. Jewelers, Town Square Restaurant and online at baycitycast.com.
   The best bet is to grab tickets for Sunday evening
   Thursday and Friday have very limited spots left and Saturday is sold out!
   Tickets go up to $35 if purchased at the door.
   Included in the price is dinner slated to start an hour before the show.

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Thu
11
Feb

Celebrating National Catholic Schools Week

Sentinel photo by Jessica Shepard
Students of Holy Cross Catholic School celebrated “National Catholic Schools Week” Thursday, Feb. 4, by spending the day in the pajamas and enjoying a special afternoon movie treat.

Thu
11
Feb

BCPD reinstates motorcycle unit

   This year, Bay City Police Department has reinstated a motorcycle unit whose priority is to stop traffic violators and write citations.
   This would include increased enforcement of occupant restraint laws, traffic light violations and speed limit laws especially in school zones.
   The decision to implement the motorcycle was based on the increased volume of traffic in Bay City, and the maneuverability of a motorcycle unit.
   BCPD hopes to increase driver safety in the city and reduce crashes and fatalities.
   It has been several years since the department last used a motorcycle. The position was vacated and the department went several years without a designated traffic officer.
   Reinstating the position has been in the works for some time and the timing was right this year for its reintroduction.

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Tue
09
Feb

Press Release: NRC To Issue South Texas Project New Reactor Licenses, Following Conclusion of Mandatory Hearing

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has cleared the way for the agency’s Office of New Reactors to issue two Combined Licenses (COL) for Nuclear Innovation North America’s (NINA) South Texas Project site in Texas.

Based on the mandatory hearing on NINA’s application, the Commission found the staff’s review adequate to make the necessary regulatory safety and environmental findings.

Following the Commissioners’ direction, the NRC staff will work to issue the COLs promptly.

The licenses will authorize NINA to build and operate two Advanced Boiling Water Reactors (ABWR) at the site near Bay City, Texas.

The South Texas Project Nuclear Operating Company already operates two reactors at the site.

The staff will impose several conditions on the license, including:

Thu
04
Feb

Tenaris open house

Bay City Sentinel/Mike Reddell
German Cura, president Tenaris North America, makes some remarks at TenarisBayCity open house at the Center for Energy Development Tuesday afternoon. An estimated 130 people attended the event.

Thu
04
Feb

Council focuses on theater

   City council continues to talk about accepting the old Texas Theatre building and using hotel tax revenues to pay for roofing work and air conditioning for the 1927 historic Avenue F structure.
   Lead by council member Bill Cornman, the discussion at council’s regular meeting Jan. 28 centered on accepting Rhema Church’s donation of the theater building and the city’s role in fixing it up and turning it over after two years to a non-profit group.
   “We need to sit down with the committee (formed to study the theater) to be pro forma and cherry pick it,” Cornman declared about the need to look at what needs to be done to the theater and how much it will cost.

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Thu
04
Feb

Realignment interrupts Tiger-Lep football rivalry

New district alignments for area high school sports teams will likely bring an interruption to a local football rivalry.
    Matagorda County rivals Tidehaven and Van Vleck will not play in the same football district beginning next season, and the two coaches seem unable to work a meeting into their non-district schedules. 
    “The good news is that we will still have each other in our basketball districts (and likely most other sports too), so the rivalry can stay alive. Just not in football,” said Tidehaven athletic director and head football coach Brent Maschek. 
    The University Interscholastic League, Texas’s governing body for public school sports, released its biennial re-alignment notice to coaches on Monday, making it official that Tidehaven and Van Vleck will play in different divisions of Conference 3A for the next two seasons.

Thu
04
Feb

Directing dinner traffic

Bay City Sentinel/Mike Reddell
Sheriff Skipper Osborne lent a hand directing traffic at the 9th Annual Crisis Center Chicken Fried Steak Fundraiser Friday, Jan. 29. Osborne was among several dozen volunteers who came out to help with this event.

Thu
04
Feb

Trustees OK $3.1m to finish HVAC at BCHS

 School Board trustees approved the extra approximately $3.1 million needed to finish updating and upgrading the HVAC system at Bay City High School.
   “We have architectural and structural work that was not originally anticipated,” said Leonard Lane, an architect with Chelsea Place Deign, Inc., at the board’s Jan. 28 meeting.
   The multi-million dollar increase features some structural work to the roof of the academic building, new access areas to the AC units via ladder, and new controls for the units.
    “We found things in the school, control valves that were bad that we didn’t know were bad,” said Ed Stacy, mechanical engineer.
   “We have to add some CO2 sensors into the building for energy conservation.”

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