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03
Mar

Police arrest man for aggravated assault

   A Bay City woman was severely injured and taken to a Houston hospital and the man accused of striking her in the head with a beer bottle was arrested early Sunday morning, Feb. 28, Bay City police report. 
   The woman was first taken to Matagorda Regional Medical Center for treatment and later flown by Life Flight to a Houston Area Hospital, reports show. 
   Officer Lyndell Oliver, on patrol at 2:55 a.m. Sunday in the 2100 block of Willow, heard a woman screaming.  
   Oliver began spotlighting the area when he saw a man and woman arguing. When the officer turned the spotlight towards them, the woman ran to the patrol car and told Oliver that she was just hit in the head with a beer bottle by a male.  
   The woman had a substantial amount of blood on her face and clothing, the officer reported.  
   The man ran behind the residence and Oliver chased and overtook him, detaining him with handcuffs. 

Thu
25
Feb

'Great Steak Cook-Off' raffle tickets limited

Bay City Sentinel/Mike Reddell
Sheriff Skipper Osborne and Prosperity Bank President Tami Savage show off one of the 500 raffle tickets the sheriff bought from Savage to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Bay City and Matagorda County. The raffle ticket costs $100, with a top prize is a 2016 RAM 1500 4WD. In addition to the RAM, the raffle tickets have 10 other prizes, with a value of at least $100. The raffle tickets are part of the Great Steak Cookoff – the Boys & Girls Club’s main fundraiser – Saturday, March 19, at Bay City Civic Center. A Boys & Girls Club board member, Savage said the fundraising goal is $80,000 to expand the membership since there are several children on the waiting list.

Thu
25
Feb

County decides plant didn’t meet criteria for grant

   Henderson Fabrication’s nine-month quest for a grant under the Chapter 381 Program from Matagorda County for its plant expansion came to a halt at commissioners court Monday morning. 
   Henderson sought the economic development grant from the county’s Chapter 381 Economic Development Program, but the court decided that the FM 2688 steel fabrication plant’s expansion didn’t qualify. 
   “Our (381) policy calls for the creation of 150 new jobs and an (infrastructure) investment of $25 million,” said Precinct 2 Commissioner Kent Pollard. 

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Thu
25
Feb

Peelin' for Seafood Fest

Bay City Sentinel/Mike Reddell
A total of 41 volunteers peeled nearly 1,000 pounds of shrimp for the Sixth Annual Matagorda Seafood Fest Saturday, March 12, at the Matagorda Fireman’s Hall. The festival will feature three live bands, live auction, lots of vendors, beer garden and food plates brimming with shrimp and oysters. There will be men’s and women’s raw-oyster-eating contests, plus horseshoe, washer and cornhole tournaments.

Thu
25
Feb

Rodeo, Fair royalty chosen

Bay City Sentinel/Jessica Shepard
The 2016 Rodeo Queen court includes, from left: Emily Thompson, Rodeo Queen; Savannah Knezek, first runnerup; Meagan Schrader, second runnerup; and Anisa Cornett, third runnerup.

 Between Friday Feb. 19 and Saturday Feb. 20 five Fair and Rodeo Royalties were chosen.
   Emily Thompson was crowned the 2016 Rodeo Queen at the Matagorda County Fairgrounds Saturday Feb. 20.
   Thompson is joined by her court: Savannah Knezek, Meagan Schrader and Anisa Cornett.

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Thu
25
Feb

It’s fair, show time

   This year’s theme happens to be “Boots, Chaps and Cowboy Hats” for the 72nd Annual Matagorda County Fair and Livestock Show.
   The MCFLA kicked things off last Friday, Feb. 19, with the first of two royalty pageants.
   Now, with the 2016 Rodeo and Fair Queen, as well as Fair Princess, Little Miss Cowgirl and Little Mister Cowboy chosen, we can proceed to the main events.
   And what might those be you wonder?

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Thu
25
Feb

Happy 100th Buddy

Bay City Sentinel/Mike Reddell
Roosevelt Buddy Green, front row center, was joined by family and friends at the Matagorda County Commissioners Court meeting Monday, when the court approved a proclamation recognizing Buddy Green’s 100th birthday Wednesday, Feb. 24.

Thu
25
Feb

Proclamation recognizes Van Vleck integration

Bay City Sentinel/Mike Reddell
Matagorda County Commissioners Court approved a proclamation honoring the integration of Van Vleck High School by 14 African-American students in 1965. Court members joined many of those former students in this photo Monday morning.

   A proclamation celebrating the anniversary of integration in the Van Vleck Independent School District was approved by the Matagorda County Commissioners Court Monday, Feb. 22. 
   “In September 1965, 14 brave and courageous African-American students became the first to enroll in the Van Vleck Independent School District’s ‘all white school’ under the ‘Freedom of Choice Act,’” the proclamation reads in part. 

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Thu
25
Feb

State board member applauds Bay City schools

Bay City Sentinel/Mike Reddell
State Board of Education Member Ruben Cortez Jr. shows off his phone apps to Maria Aguilera, Donnye Stone, Becca Sitz and Dr. Jim Humphries, following Cortez’s speech at the Bay City Chamber of Commerce luncheon Thursday, Feb. 18.

   Bay City school teachers and students are happy Matagorda County’s State Board of Education representative told a Bay City Chamber of Commerce luncheon Thursday, 18. 
   “I can tell teachers are happy, students are happy. All that translates into nothing but positives,” SBOE District 2 member Ruben Cortez Jr. remarked to 58 people at the event about his tour of local campuses that day. 
   “I’m very proud of Bay City,” said Cortez, who spent part of his boyhood summers visiting an aunt in Bay City.  

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Thu
25
Feb

Andy Hawkins’ life filled with achievements

Andy Hawkins

   EDITOR’S NOTE: I chose to do a Black History Month feature on Anthony “Andy” Hawkins mainly because I believed he was an outstanding native son who excelled in many sports - beyond his impressive professioonal football career - and made a lasting mark on the people he worked with at Celanese and the people he served in so many civic activities.
   Hawkins died last October at the age of 57.

   When Andy Hawkins first ran for Bay City council in the spring of 1998, he told a reporter asking about his campaign that he wanted openess in city government.
   Hawkins also noted a fundamental campaign point was asking why - often if need be - to get at a problem.
   A cousin of the Hawkins family, Vera Petteway-Nyormoi noted the long roots Andy’s family has in Matagorda County.
   “The Hawkins family are cousins. Fred Hawkins and my father, Otis Petteway, were first cousins...the children of Petteway siblings,” Petteway-Nyormoi said.

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