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24
Dec

Aristocats receive first division scores

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The Bay City High School Aristocats dance team competed at the Marching Auxiliaries Dance Holiday Classic at Brazoswood High School Dec. 12. The team competed with four routines and received first division scores across the board from all judges. Aristocat officers are Captain Brittany Condry, First Lieutenant Paige Manning, and Second Lieutenants Yhazmin Caesar, Chandler Davis, Gabriella Garza and Maddie Jex. Team members are: Brianna Escobeda, Maraia Garcia, Diamond Harris, Brenna Hodges, Kadden Holden, Madison Ivy, Ta’Koyah James, Kacy Korenek, Calysta Longoria, Otensha Milimo, Hannah Sliva, Alexandrea Smith, Eugina Stewart, Delorian Stredic, Megan Thomas and Camille Watson.

Thu
24
Dec

Boys & Club Pavilion Dedication a group effort

The Boys & Girls Club of Bay City and Matagorda County members, board members and staff dedicated the club’s new covered pavilion Wednesday, Dec. 16. TenarisBayCity and Stuart Lynn were honored with plaques at the ceremony for their contributions that made the pavilion possible.
Sentinel Photos/
Mike Reddell

Thu
24
Dec

Helping Hands Club

Photo courtesy of Kay Kovar
Past and present members of the Tenie Holmes Elementary Girls Helping Hands Club lent their hands to the Matagorda County Food Drive. They helped sort over a ton of canned goods that were collected county-wide. Club sponsors are Kay and Jennifer Kovar.

Thu
24
Dec

Cherry Pre-K entertains for Christmas

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Cherry Elementary Pre-Kindergarten students entertain the audience on Dec. 18 during their Christmas Program. “Ho Ho Ho!” says Santa.

Thu
24
Dec

Couple decides to give yogurt a swirl

 Rick and Judy Malachowski are branching out into a frozen yogurt venture next spring.
   The family arrived in Bay City in 2008.
   “While we have ‘only’ lived here for seven years or so, we have been overwhelmed by the positive response we have received,” said Malachowski.
   “As Bay City is our home we don’t plan to open any others elsewhere.”
   The Malachowskis are former owners of Bay City’s McDonald’s restaurants and sold their franchise in April 2015.
    “We wanted the same options to treat ourselves here in Bay City that we found in other nearby cities,” said Malachowski.
   “Frozen yogurt was our choice for several reasons. It has nearly half the calories of ice cream, is very low fat, naturally gluten free, contains no high-fructose corn syrup and best of all, ‘making’ your own is just fun!”

Thu
24
Dec

Festival of Trees winners

Sentinel Photo/Mike Reddell
People gather and talk amid the Festival of Trees during the Matagorda County Museum’s recent chamber mixer.

   Out of 45 trees, the following are the winners of the Matagorda County Museum’s Annual Festival of Trees exhibit open through  Dec. 31.
Commercial Category 

  •     1st place: Matagorda Home Health Care
  •     2nd place: Humphries Family Dentistry
  •     3rd place: Bethany Home Health

   School and Day Care Category 

  •     1st place: Tenie Holmes Elementary Kindergarten
  •     2nd place: Creative Care Day Care
  •     3rd place: Matagorda Co. Educational Services

Clubs and Organizations

  •     1st place: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
  •     Tied for 2nd place: Harvest Time and American Legion Auxiliary
  •     3rd place: VFW Post 2438 Auxiliary

Individuals Category

  •     1st place: Garrett Janise
  •     2nd place: Jaxson Klepac
  •     3rd place: Braden Gesford
Thu
24
Dec

Chavez officer of month

Officer Marino Chavez

   Officer Marino Chavez was selected Police Officer for November, by the Bay City Police Department.
   Chavez has been with the BCPD since June 2014. Chavez was born in Richmond and attended Needville High School.
   He earned an Associate’s Degree in Law Enforcement from Wharton County Junior College. He graduated from Wharton County Junior College Police Academy in 2014. 
   Chavez’ interests are family, friends, sports and outdoors. 
   He enjoys watching NFL and college football as well as the UFC. Chavez also likes to hunt and fish. He considers his marriage and his daughter as his greatest achievements. 
   BCPD selects the officer of the month based on calls for service, reports taken, traffic contacts, and arrests. 
   During November, Chavez answered 174 calls for service and took 18 reports. He made 53 traffic contacts, (11 citations and 42 written warnings) and made 12 arrests. 

Thu
24
Dec

Toys for kids donates bike

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One Bay City High School student has a new bike to get to and from his new job, thanks to the Road Riders, Inc and their Toys for Kids effort. The Matagorda County organization donated the bike after they heard about the need via social media. Pictured from left are: BCHS nurse Kelli Hunt, Road Rider representative William Jahnsen, BCHS nurse Wendy Meador, BCHS Assistant Principal Jamie Bates, BCHS teacher Sherri Barton, and Road Rider representative Sue Jahnsen.

Thu
17
Dec

Bird count shows strong numbers

This is the 15-mile diameter counting circle that birders work in. Marshes, prairies, industrial landscapes and beaches are only part of the diversity found in the Matagorda Mad Island Marsh Christmas Bird Count.

   A preliminary total of 232 bird species were tallied Monday night at the 22nd Annual Mad Island Marsh Christmas Bird Count (CBC).
   The Matagorda CBC is part of the 116th Annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count of North America.  
   There are nearly seven other rare birds that require identification before being counted in the total.
   That puts Matagorda County down by two from last year’s 234.
   “We’re probably in the top five of the nation still,” said Brent Ortego, Wildlife Diversity Biologist.
   Ortego cites Santa Barbara, Calif., and the Guadalupe River Delta, Texas, count circles as main contenders for the number one title.
   “We get better quality over quantity on the Peninsula,” said Ortego, in reference to the various species found in Matagorda.

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Thu
17
Dec

Griffith receives 2015 George Holst Award

Michael Griffith

   MATAGORDA – Michael D. Griffith, Bay City CPA and Chairman of the Port of Bay City Authority, was named the 2015 George Holst Award recipient for excellence in community vision and economic leadership in Matagorda County during Matagorda County Economic Development Corporation’s annual meeting at Poco Playa Restaurant Thursday night, Dec. 10.
    In keeping with tradition, Erwin Ward, the 2014 George Holst Award recipient, presented the award. 
    Griffith couldn’t attend the event due to his position as chairman of the Port of Bay City Authority. He was attending an out-of-town training workshop for Public Funds Investment Officers. Jim Frankson, Griffith’s business partner and 2002 George Holst Award recipient, accepted the award on his behalf.

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