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Boil Blast features food, fun

   People attending the Fifth Annual Boil Blast Saturday in Matagorda will get way more food than they pay for, along with contests and an impressive entertainment lineup.
   The gates open at 10 a.m. - $5 gets people in – and a heaping helping of boiled shrimp, corn, potatoes and sausage will cost $10.
   “You’ll get way more than $10 worth,” said Buddy Treybig, a member of Matagorda Charities Inc. that puts on the Boil Blast in the fall and the Seafood Fest in the spring. 
   Saturday’s event is officially titled, the 5th Annual Matagorda Day Boil Blast. 
   The long-standing observation of Matagorda Day In October by the Matagorda Historical Society recognizes the community’s history that dates 10 years before the 1836 Texas Revolution.
   The Seafood Fest Committee and Matagorda Historical Society merged the two fall events in a recent years, Treybig said.
   The Boil Blast’s launch was encouraged by the spring Seafood Fest, he noted.

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Oct

Showing their skills

Bay City Sentinel photo/Jessica Shepard
As part of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church and its celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, traditional dancers showed off their skills during the annual Richard C. Gusman Parade. Our Lady of Guadalupe Church placed first in the non-commercial division with their colorful entry.

Thu
22
Oct

A sliding adventure

Van Vleck High School senior Miranda Orsak, back, volunteered to give a helping hand during Exceptionally Challenged Day on a slide at the Rice Festival carnival Friday, Oct. 16.
Bay City Sentinel photo/
Mike Reddell

Thu
22
Oct

Wine, chocolate and Kendra Scott

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
Wine, chocolate and Kendra Scott at Homestead last week, above, is a successful fundraiser for the Matagorda Regional Medical Center Foundation in its goal to raise $206,000 for 3-D mammography software for the medical center.

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22
Oct

Stamps for Breast Cancer Awareness

Sentinel photos/Mike Reddell
The Bay City Post Office, is competing for No. 1 among 240 Houston area post offices for breast cancer awareness stamp sales. The post office now is at No. 25.

Thu
22
Oct

Showing off their pink

Sentinel photos/Jessica Shepard
The Matagorda County Sheriff’s Department sport pink attire to observe Breast Cancer Awareness month in October.

Thu
22
Oct

Meet the eSlate

Sentinel photo/Jessica Shepard
Hart InterCivic representative Katherine Taylor, left, demonstrates how to set up one of the new eSlate voting units with the help of County Clerk Janet Hickl. The eSlate units are fully digitized and part of the Hart voting System that volunteer poll-workers were trained to use last week in preparation for the Nov. 3 constitutional amendments election.

Thu
22
Oct

‘Nightmare’ begins Thursday

   Are you ready for a spooky and ghastly round of musical dinner theater featuring villains of Broadway and Disney?
   “I am very excited about the show this year,” said director Dr. Kara Cowart.
   “This is the 6th year for Night on Broadway but the first time we have branched to the villainous side of things and we are all having a great time.”
   Community Actors of South Texas’ opening night for “Nightmare on Broadway” is 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22 at The Fat Grass Restaurant.

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Thu
22
Oct

Fun Run stretch

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
Abby McConaha, far right, leads participants in warmups for the Wellness Matagorda Fall Turkey Trot Fun Run Saturday, Oct. 17. The event was a Wellness Matagorda fundraiser for the Texas Safe Shelter Initiative

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22
Oct

Van Vleck board discusses late delivery of band uniforms

 Van Vleck High ISD ordered new uniforms for its high school band last spring, and officials counted on delivery in time for the band’s UIL marching contest last Saturday.
   But that didn’t happen.
   “This past Friday, I believe, was the end of the window to have them shipped,” Principal Brandon Hood told school board members Monday. 
   “We had anticipated them being in last week, shipped and tailored, by now. I am surprised they are not here yet. The district hasn’t paid any money for them yet, but I am disappointed that we couldn’t wear them Saturday.”
   In other matters Monday, the school board accepted a $12,000 grant from Phillips 66 Company. 
   The money will be used for new classroom technology, officials said. 

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