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Thu
04
Feb

Ability Beyond Disability one of JSL Charity Ball grant recepients

Corporate Sponsors of the 2016 Junior Service League Charity Ball are pictured with one of the 2016 Charity Ball grant recipients, Ability Beyond Disability.
The mission of Ability Beyond Disability Services is "to improve the quality of human life for persons diagnosed with an intellectual disability and/or related conditions by treating them with the utmost dignity and respect, providing services and support that meet their needs, and allowing them to live in the least restrictive community environment in order to maintain their independence.
Shown, from left: Elia Rodriquez, Ability Beyond Disability-Day habilitation supervisor; John Thompson, Ability Beyond Disability owner and director; Barbara and McDonald, McDonald Equipment; Marvin Etgen, Ability Beyond Disability- Consumer; Tracy Martinez, Ability Beyond Disability- Consumer; Dr. Jim Humphries, Humphries Family Dentistry; Teresa and Darryl Elliott, Poco Playa Resturant, Bar & Village

Thu
04
Feb

BCPD promotes two, transfers one

BCPD
Police Chief Roger Barker, center, is flanked by two recently promoted officers: Kim Kunz and Justin Kirk.

   Bay City police officers Justin Kirk and Kim Kunz were promoted and Matthew Mayberry was transferred from patrolman to detective during a promotional ceremony Jan. 21 at Bay City Council Chambers. 
   Chief Roger Barker presided over the ceremony attended by several members of BCPD plus other city departments, and family and friends of the newly promoted officers.

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Thu
04
Feb

Simons recognized by MISD school board

Matagorda School Board President Ed Derrich presented trustee Donald Simons an appreciation plaque for 20 years of service on the Matagorda school board. Simons is the board secretary, a position he’s held for several years. Simons was on the school board for a number of years earlier in his life. This year's board appreciation theme is "Super-Heroes for School" and Simons has certainly been a Super Hero to Matagorda ISD with years of commitment, generosity and volunteer work.

Thu
04
Feb

Deeb speaks at reception

Bay City Sentinel/Mike Reddell
Congressional candidate Gregg Deeb speaks at a reception audience recently at Bay City Country Club. He is running as a Republican for Congressional District 27.

Thu
04
Feb

Froggy Builds a Tree House

The Bay City Public Library, together with the Boys and Girls Club of Bay City, treated the students at Boys and Girls club to a book reading party. Steven Reis, a board member of Contributed Photo
Boys and Girls Club, read “Froggy Builds a Tree House.” His many froggy voices and his froggy imitations were absolutely hilarious. After he entertained the students, they were provided “book bags” to select books donated by the Library to take home. Both the Library and Club want the students to know “Reading is Fun.”

Thu
28
Jan

Stone, Davis honored

Bay City Sentinel photos/Jessica Shepard
Donnye Stone, above left, is shown with Carol Wootten, of U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold’s office, after receiving her Woman of the Year award.

   Eugene Davis was named man of the year and Donnye Stone woman of the year at the Bay City Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture banquet Thursday night.
   The 93rd annual banquet was marked by a record attendance of 520 people.
Also honored were 2016 Educator of the Year Tiffany Saunders, Student of the Year Rahul Atodaria, Van Vleck Educator of the Year Shelley Miller, Sargent Person of the Year Tiger Lane and Tenaris scholarship winner Serena Zamarripa. 
   The banquet also represents the exchange of the chamber chairman’s gavel from outgoing chairman Keith Brown to Iris Welfel, the new chairman.
   A touching part of the evening came when Joe Enoch presented the first-time Life Achievement Award to the late Andy Hawkins’ family. 

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Thu
28
Jan

Inaugural Camofest draws sell-out crowd

Bay City Sentinel/Jessica Shepard
Wild game fare was a great draw for Camofest in downtown Bay City Saturday.

   The first ever Camofest was a sell-out success last Saturday.
   Avenue G between fifth and sixth streets was packed!
   “Some of those attending donated their tickets back for us to resell,” said Alicia Waters, co-director of Main Street and promotional committee chairman.
   “A perfect example of Bay City's generosity.”
   That means there were over 500 in attendance.
   “Participants were from far away as Austin, Round Rock, Houston, Katy and of course Matagorda County,” she said.
   Waters is already brainstorming ways to make Camofest 2017 bigger and better than this year’s.
   “We plan on making it bigger to accommodate a larger crowd.” She said.
   “We recognize you can always improve on processes but we are very pleased with our first year’s results.” 
   There was plenty of wine, beer, soda and food to go around.

Thu
28
Jan

Tiger Dome now open!

Bay City Sentinel/Don Cudd
The Tidehaven High School band looks on from its new digs during basketball games in the school's brand new dome arena, which opened Jan. 22. Tidehaven's boys and girls basketball teams both lost their opening night games in the new building, but Tigerrette Chelcy Broussard made history by scoring Tidehaven's first-ever basket in the dome. FEMA paid for most of the dome's construction, and the building will double as a storm shelter for first responders.

Thu
28
Jan

Petitions circulate for ‘dry’ election

Petitions currently circulating throughout Bay City are the first step in Bay City Chamber of Commerce’s effort to help two local restaurants sell hard liquor without having to jump through bureaucratic hoops.
    “They are available in restaurants and other places across the city, and we plan to check on them to get some total numbers soon,” Chamber President Mitch Thames said late last week.
   The forms request a change to a technicality that has made a single slice of Bay City “dry” for decades. 
   They are due to City Council by Feb. 18, with at least 1,000 signatures of registered voters to give the council legal authority to put the matter to voters during the next city election in May.
    The area in question runs along Texas 35 east of downtown and includes the national chain restaurants Chili’s and Applebee’s. 

Thu
28
Jan

Pinewood raceway

Cub Scout Pack 4545 held their annual Pinewood Derby races Friday, Jan. 22. A total of 70 cars raced in four heats to get the best times over all. Parents, family and friends were in attendance cheering on their scouts and their cars.
Bay City Sentinel/Jessica Shepard

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