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29
Oct

BCHS crowns Homecoming Royalty

The 2015 Bay City Homecoming King Patrick Gipson and Homecoming Queen Bren'Yae Mitchell, are all smiles at their crowning before the clash between the Blackcats and El Campo Ricebirds.
Sentinel photos/Mike Reddell

Thu
29
Oct

Pickin' a pumpkin

Sentinel photo/Jessica Shepard
Ellie Curtner, 3, braved the rain and picked her favorite pumpkin from the pumpkin patch at the 19th Annual Sunshine & Rainbows PTO Pumpkin Patch, Saturday, Oct. 24.

Thu
29
Oct

Kolkhorst talks about ‘moving on’ with local backers

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
State Senator Lois Kolkhorst, center, visits with Dr. Chris Hall during a fundraiser and reception for her re-election campaign last week at Bay City Country Club.

   State Sen. Lois Kolkhorst explained what moving on means in respect to getting more Colorado River water to 72 Matagorda County re-election supporters who greeted her at a Bay City Country Club fundraiser and reception last week.
   “What does moving on mean? It means we can’t just sit here and whine how it used to be,” said Kolkhorst.
   Her fight for greater LCRA downstream allocations for the lower Colorado River basin counties as a state representative and state senator is one of the hallmarks of her re-election. 
   The Brenham Republican state senator served in the Texas House from 2000 to 2014, when she won a runoff election to fill the unexpired term of Glen Hegar, who stepped down as this area’s state senator after he was elected State Comptroller.
   “Thank you for helping me a year ago,” she told the audience.

Thu
29
Oct

Law Enforcement Appreciation lunch

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Matagorda ISD’s Parent Advisory Committee held a Law Enforcement Appreciation Lunch Oct. 9, to thank and show support to those who have been a big part of MISD’s school family. Students made banners and signs to show their support. Poco Playa, Waterfront, Cattails, Chili’s, K-2, Applebee’s and Las Fuentes generously made donations to put into law enforcement officers’ gift bags.

Thu
29
Oct

Too many to choose from

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
There were many items to bid on at the Boil Blast in Matagorda Saturday. Proceeds from the annual event are used to fund Matagorda schools and several other community service groups.

Thu
29
Oct

Murray specializes in point dog training

   Rob Murray, owner of Murray’s Professional Gun Dog Training in Wadsworth has been hunting with dogs since he was 13.
   “I started training point dogs in 1987,” he added.
   Since he does all the training himself, he limits the class size to 10 dogs.
   A starts course runs three months at $650 per month and a finished course is six months total at the same price.
   Murray also does a one month, basic obedience course for dogs regardless of size or breed.
   “It’s true, an old dog can learn new tricks,” said Murray.
   “I get dogs in that are 4-5 years old that need a hunting brush up or to fix a problem the dog or owner has developed.”
   There will be two spots opening for dog training on Nov. 1.
   He also works with three local breeders to help sell their puppies.
   “These breeders give 100 percent guarantee policy to return the pup for any reason,” he said.

Thu
29
Oct

Matagorda County duck season begins Oct. 31

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Professional gun dog trainer Rob Murray takes aim.

   Duck Season opens in Matagorda County on Saturday, Oct. 31 and lasts until Nov. 29.
   Preparation for the opening of the season happen days beforehand.
   A hunting license is required of any person, regardless of age, who hunts any animal, bird, frog or turtle in Texas.
   No hunter orange is required while hunting on private property, but it is recommended by Texas Parks and Wildlife.
   Public hunting lands require 400 square inches of daylight florescent orange with 144 square inches appearing on both chest and back, and daylight florescent orange headwear must be worn.
   Not only should gear be checked and made sure to be in working order, but four-legged helpers need a check-up, too.

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Thu
29
Oct

Lady Cat recordholders recognized

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
BCHS recognized the BCHS record-holding ladies’ 1600 meter relay team during halftime ceremonies of the Bay City versus El Campo football game on Oct. 23. This record of 3:56.43 has stood for 40 years, since 1975. Pictured from left to right are: Ingrid Pointer Smith, Angela Smith Wright, and Kathy Wendt Riggers. Riggers also still holds the BCHS record in the ladies’ 400 meter dash. Not pictured is Pamela Spiller King, who was unable to attend due to the weather.

Thu
29
Oct

Culture, Folklorico experience inspires Kaylie Sanchez’ work

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Artist Kayle Sanchez sports her own “Dia de Los Muertos” inspired make up on half of her face. Join her at Studio ZG,from 5 - 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2, to see more of her work up close and personal.

   Studio ZG is hosting Needville artist Kayle Sanchez and her “Dia De Los Muertos” inspired art Monday, Nov. 2 from 5 – 8 p.m.
   The event is at Studio ZG at 1820 7th St. in Bay City.
   Costumes are welcome and encouraged.
   The Real Deal Grill food truck will be present as well as Wine by Lis.
   “This is a one night only event,” said Zeinab Ghais, owner of Studio ZG.
   Sanchez graduated Needville High School in 2012.
   “I started my artwork when I was a full time student at Wharton County Junior College,” she said.
   “I have recently received my Associates Degree in Psychology, and I am now enrolled in courses at the University of Houston Victoria campus.”
   After graduation she underwent surgery to remove a brain tumor.
   “Several months after my first surgery, I had to undergo a second surgery for the placement of a shunt, due to the development of hydrocephalus,” said Sanchez.

Thu
29
Oct

6 BCHS choir students make all-region choir

Dr. Kara Cowart photo
Bay City High School qualified six students to All-Region Choir. Pictured in back, l-r: Miranda Georgeson, Juan Villarreal, and Patrick Ross. In front, l-r: Mysti Cranz, Brittany Jenkins, and Kate Bruening.

   Six Bay City High School students have qualified for All-Region Choir, after competing Oct. 17 at Foster High School. 
   These students first auditioned in September at District to advance to Region. 
   Most sections started with over 100 students, and the top 28 were named to the region choir. 
   Three BCHS students – Miranda, Juan, and Patrick – were in the top 15 of their sections, which means they have advanced to the next round of competition on Dec. 3 at Clements High School. 
   The BCHS choirs are under the direction of Dr. Kara Cowart.

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