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Aug

TenarisBayCity data center ground broken

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Ground was broken recently on the TenarisBayCity data center, the first administrative buildings on site. This data center will serve as the brain of Tenaris’ new facility, supervising manufacturing processes and collecting production data.

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Aug

MRMC Foundation golf tourney raises $40,000

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
Players in the 6th Annual Matagorda Regional Medical Center Foundation Golf Tournament listen to tournament rules before starting out to their tee boxes.

   The Matagorda Regional Medical Center Foundation 6th Annual Golf Tournament raised more than $40,000, on Saturday, Aug. 8, at Rio Colorado Golf Course. 
   A total of 136 golfers enjoyed  breakfast, followed by an 8 a.m. shotgun start and rounded out their day with a brisket lunch and awards. 
   “This year’s event was our best tournament yet,” said Tiffany Foltyn, executive director of MRMC Foundation. 
   “This event was hosted by 40 dedicated volunteers and we could not do it without each of them.”
   “This year’s corporate sponsors were also a huge part of our successful day. 
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Aug

All 5 school districts ‘Met Standard’ in STAAR tests

   All five school districts in Matagorda County have “Met Standard” for their State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) test results. 
   Of those five, four made distinctions in a number of categories. 
   Overall, Bay City ISD met standard by making scores above the target score for each index. 
   The indexes include student achievement, student progress, closing performance gaps and postsecondary readiness. 
   Three BCISD schools also made distinction designations. 
   Bay City High School and Linnie Roberts Elementary both earned a distinction for academic achievement in science. 
   Bay City Junior High earned an academic achievement distinction in mathematics. 
   Cherry and Tenie Holmes elementaries met standard but did not gain any academic achievement distinctions. 
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13
Aug

100 Club hosts awards dinner

    The Hundred Club of Matagorda County will host the 38th Annual Law Enforcement Awards Dinner starting at 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 21, at the Eagles Hall. 
   The event is free and open to the public. 
   The dinner provides an opportunity for the community to show their appreciation for our peace officers. 
   Dinner is served at 6:30 p.m. followed by the awards presentations. 
   All law enforcement officers, officials and their families are special guests. 
   Members and families of the Hundred Club, as well as the general public are all invited. 
   The individual outstanding officers from Matagorda County law enforcement agencies are selected each year by their peers through a secret ballot. 
   A cash award of $200 and a plaque will be given to each outstanding officer during the awards dinner. 
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13
Aug

Celebrating first faculty day on campus

Sentinel photo/Jessica Shepard
Holy Cross School Principal Inez Kucera was joined by Mayor Mark Bricker, left, and Father Greg Korenek during a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the first official faculty day back on campus, Monday Aug. 10. The Holy Cross School of Bay City also is celebrating its 75th year.

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13
Aug

Police chief swears in new officer

Chief Roger Barker swore in new police officer Aurelia Mendez August 4, at Bay City Council Chambers. Contributed photo

   Chief Roger Barker swore in new police officer Aurelia Mendez August 4, at Bay City Council Chambers.  
   Mendez was born and raised in El Campo, and attended El Campo High School, graduating in 2007.   
   While in high school, she met her future husband and they have now been together for 11 years. 
   They have two children.   
   She spends most of her free time with her family and working out. 
   In January 2015, Mendez attended the Wharton County Junior College Police Academy, graduating in May 2015.   
   Mendez said she hopes to one day work with the K-9 unit. 
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13
Aug

Sanctuary from the heat

Contributed photo
The Matagorda Methodist Church fellowship hall will be open daily this week from 1-5 for anyone needing a place to be inside and out of the heat. Sandwiches and chips provided by Stanley's.

Thu
13
Aug

A sale makes a smile

Local artist Zeinab Ghais poses next to one of the sold pieces from her "Chart Maps" series on display at the Art League Gallery, 1921 5th Street in Bay City. Ghais' art will be on display through the end of the month and there are many more available for purchase.
Sentinel photo/Jessica Shepard

Thu
13
Aug

‘Rock the Block’ Thursday

   Get ready to “Rock the Block” this Thursday, Aug. 13 from 5 – 7 p.m. downtown in Bay City. 
   This month’s theme is “Celebrate the Arts.” 
   Local artist and owner of Studio ZG, Zeinab Ghais, will feature a miniature art walk in front of her store. 
   “It’ll be my artwork, Gene and Gaddis Geeslin, Thomas Williams, Will Scott and other assorted artists,” she said. 
   “All of the art on display will be available for purchase.” 
   Most of the works will be paintings and metal sculpture by Thomas Williams. 
   “The artwork will be in front of and inside the store,” said Ghais. 
   “I am also serving vodka cucumber lime coolers.” 
   Those drinks are reserved for patrons ages 21 and up. 
   The Poco Playa food truck will be making another appearance around the Square, as well as the Real Deal Grill truck. 
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13
Aug

Ticket to paradise: $15

   For only $15 you can get a ticket to paradise! 
   Paradise being the Bay City USO Service Center and attending the first ever “Summer Luau Bash” sponsored by the Parks and Recreation department. 
   The Bash will bring a bit of the tropics to Bay City Saturday, Aug. 15 at the USO Service Center, 2105 Ave. M. 
   DJ Tommy Blaze kicks off the event at 7 p.m. and will spin tunes until it is all over at midnight. 
   “It is an end of summer, let’s celebrate dance and have fun!” said Parks and Rec Department director Kelly Penewitt. 
   “It’s an opportunity to get out, connect with old friends and meet some new friends.” 
   I wanted a theme that takes the attendees to a more exotic place, if only for one night, she added. 
   “Everyone is a guest of honor and will get a lei when they arrive,” said Penewitt. 
   Each ticket costs $15 per person or $100 per table. 

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