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Sargent greets Bill before landfall

Photo/Bill Orton
Sargent residents were seeing Tropical Storm Bill’s impact before it made landfill late Tuesday morning.

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Storm more intense as it crosses county

Sentinel photo/MaLinda Reddell
Matagorda County residents converged on HEB, above, and other stores to stock up on supplies.

   Bill became a tropical storm just before making landfill near Port O’Connor shortly before noon Tuesday, June 16.
   Bearing maximum sustained winds of 60 mph and bringing multiple rain bands, Bill quickly flooded low-lying Matagorda County coastal areas near Matagorda and Sargent. 
   The wind and rain pounded the coastal areas giving drivers the dual problem of visibility while navigating over rain-slick roads.
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Jun

4-Hers attend roundup

Matagorda County 4-H’ers Participated in Texas 4-H Roundup in College Station June 9-11. Texas 4-H Roundup is a qualifying event for 4-H youth who have successfully placed at the district level. Roundup includes about 50 different contests and workshops that test 4-H members on life skills, decision making, public speaking, organization, and working with others. Matagorda County 4-H members who participated are Cole Grisham, Cole Kucera, Emma Batchelor, Maria Martinez, Jennie Reynolds and Megan Ruley. The Beef Quiz Bowl team of Grisham, Batchelor and Ruley placed first. They now advance to the National Competition in January. Also pictured are Matagorda County 4-H agent Laura Reyna and Matagorda County Extension Intern Mary Failla.
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Jun

Crisis Center receives 1-year state bar grant

   The Texas Bar Foundation has awarded a one year grant to Matagorda Women’s Crisis Center to implement Advocating for the Helpless.

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City planning for July 4th 'Sparks in the Park"

the freedom of our country and enjoy an experience of enlightenment and excitement of what Independence Day is all about. 
   Mark the calendar for your family and friends for Saturday, July 4, from 5 to 9:45 p.m. for the City’s Annual Sparks In the Park at Le Tulle Park. 
   Stay until the end to catch the greatest fireworks show in the county! 
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18
Jun

BCHS Summer softball Camp popular

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
Bay City High School Ladycat Softball Coach Amanda Slater was pleasantly surprised to see 36 kids for this summer’s softball camp last Wednesday, June 10. “I was expecting about 12,” Slater said. Her campers included two groups: second to incoming sixth grade, and seventh to incoming ninth grade. There were several all-star players among this group, Slater said. “It shows we have a future. We have the numbers to continue to grow” the Ladycat softball program, she added.

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Jake Roberts receives Texas Award for Valor

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Deputy J. A. “Jake” Roberts, left, stands with the Sergeant at Arms of the Texas Senate Rick Deleon, who also is a reserve deputy with the Matagorda County Sheriff’s Office.

   Matagorda County Sheriff Deputy J.A. “Jake” Roberts received the State of Texas Award for Valor during ceremonies are the state capitol in Austin June 12.  
   A short version of the incident is as follows:
   On February 25, 2014, Roberts responded to a one-vehicle accident on FM 1728, in which the car was on fire and the driver was trapped and unresponsive.  
   Without regard for his own safety, Roberts managed to wrench open one of the car doors and extract the driver, saving her life. 
   County Sheriff Frank “Skipper” Osborne attended the presentation, along with Patrol Capt. Monty Mozley, and Capt. Steve Baker.
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Texas Trio Classic donates to Wellness Matagorda

Texas Trio Classic donated $8,000 to Wellness Matagorda Friday, June 12. Taking part were, front row, from left: Chrystal Folse, Natalie Gonzalez and Abby McConaha; back row, from left, Cliff Roberts, Travis Gilbert, Loy Sneary, Mike Reddell and Aaron Fox. Roberts and Gilbert are both with Texas Classic.

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Jun

"Fit for duty" shapes up

Sentinel photos/Mike Reddell
Bay City Police Sgt. Suzanne Sullivan, Police Chaplain Chad Hammons, and Lt. Irene Kjergaard, teamed up with the Bay City Public Library to help kids get “Fit For Duty” June 10. The program has local youth team up with representatives from the police department and learn the importance of staying fit.

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Jun

Texas Revolutionaries attend Sons of the rRpublic of Texas meeting

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
Three members of the Sons of the Republic of Texas were attired in Texas Revolution-era wear at the SRT meeting June 11. Pictured are, from left: Mike Mahavier, Raleigh Conklin as Sam Houston, David Crockett as his ancestor of Alamo fame, and John Woolsey. Crockett, president of the 41-member local SRT chapter, is the great-great-great-grandson of the former Tennessee congressman who came to Texas in 1836.

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