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09
Jul

Hotel Blessing fundraiser aims for floor renovation

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The first post card of Hotel Blessing after it was built in 1909.

   The annual Blessing Hotel Fundraiser will start at 10:30 a.m. Saturday July 18.
   This year’s goal is to raise enough money to renovate the flooring in the dining room.
   “Every year we have a fundraiser to help with the upkeep of the hotel,” said Blessing Hotel coffee shop owner Helen Feldhousen.
   “The floor is weak in some spots all over and by the stoves.”
   One man doing repairs on a ceiling fan fell through the floor, she says.
   “Every day is a new adventure at the Blessing Hotel,” said Feldhousen.
Thu
09
Jul

BCHS cheerleading squads excel at summer camp

Belinda Rodriguez photo
Pictured are the Varsity Bay City High School Cheerleaders at UCA summer camp in Austin in June. Back row, from l-r: Marissa Gavender, Kaitlyn Rodriguez, Brianna Cunningham, Maliyah Griggs, Sarah Hackfeld, Rylee Larson. Front row: Drew Gonzales, Bren'Yae Mitchell, Bailey Daniels, Madison Kohnen, Taylor Roberson, Zahria Battle, Angel Wilcox, Brittan Hallum.

   The Bay City High School cheer squads competed at the Universal Cheer Association summer camp at The University of Texas at Austin June 18-21.  
   They earned a number of recognitions and brought home many awards.  
   The Varsity Squad honors included a Superior Blue Ribbon for their Home Pom Routine and evaluations on Day One of camp, while the Junior Varsity Squad earned a Superior Blue Ribbon on Day One.  
   The Junior Varsity earned second place for their Extreme Routine and first place for their Game Day Sideline Cheer.  
   The combined Varsity and Junior Varsity squad took second in Game Day Championship, and first in Game Day Overall competitions.  
   The team also earned a Spirit Stick on both Day One and Day Two of camp, and the Top Banana award.  

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Thu
09
Jul

Barker reviws 2014 review of Bay City police

Bay City burglaries and domestic violence cases are down, but assaults are up, Police Chief Roger Barker recently told city council in a year-end report from the Bay City Police Department. 
   “Burglaries went down, I’m pleased with that,” Barker said of the drop in burglaries from 212 in 2013 to 171 in 2014. 
   “A pretty-good-sized juvenile ring” that was broken up contributed to the decrease in burglaries, the chief said. 
   In a question from city council member Bill Cornman about department turnover, Barker said, “it actually has gotten better. We’re fully staffed now.” 
   “You’re doing a good job,” Cornman said. 
   “Keep doing what you’re doing,” Mayor Mark Bricker told the chief. 
Thu
09
Jul

Two Tons of Steel plays to large crowd

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
The group Two Tons of Steel was well received by the crowd at the City of Bay City’s Sparks in the Park Independence Day celebration, Saturday, July 4.

Thu
09
Jul

Grandstaff explains turtule

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Bay City Animal Control Officer Dotty Grandstaff explains about this turtle to a group of children at the Bay City Public Library’s summer program recently. More than 60 children attended Grandstaff’s program on animals.

Thu
09
Jul

BCPD Self-defense class Thursday

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   The Bay City Police Department will offer self-defense training for women Thursday, July 9. 
   The course will be at the Bay City Civic Center from 8 a.m. to noon and is hands-on, physical training. 
   The actual name of the course is Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention (SHARP). 
   Sargent Suzanne Sullivan and Captain Christella Rodriguez will be instructing the course.
   “This is not the first time I have given this class,” said Sullivan.
   “I have done it several times in the past. Most of the time it is after school gets out and then again between Thanksgiving and Christmas.”
Thu
02
Jul

Casting nets with the LCRA

Sentinel photo/MaLinda Reddell
Mike Mullenweg, far left, LCRA program coordinator for Matagorda Bay Nature Park, and other LCRA staff members show two little girls how to cast a net in the Matagorda Beach surf Saturday afternoon, June 27. The process shows several small creatures who make the shallow surf home, such as anchovies, menhaden and baby shrimp and some crap species.

Thu
02
Jul

Wounded Warriors welcome

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
People turned out in downtown Bay City to honor the Wounded Warriors who were escorted by the Matagorda County Cavalry from Le Tulle Park to Sargent Friday afternoon. Coordinated by Patriots & Heroes Outdoors, the Wounded Warriors spent the weekend fishing in Sargent.

Thu
02
Jul

Clerk will issue ‘Gender-neutral’ marriage licenses

   The Matagorda County Clerk’s office, in following the recent ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court, will issue gender-neutral marriage licenses this week. 
   “As an elected official I have taken an oath to execute the duties of the office, and that I will preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution and the laws of the United States and of the State of Texas without subjecting those actions to my own personal values,” said County Clerk Janet Hickl.
   The office processes marriage licenses from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
   The marriage license fee is $82. 
   The clerk’s office accepts cash or credit card.
   No checks will be accepted. 
   The fees are non-refundable.
Thu
02
Jul

TIF option for major projects

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
David Pettit, left, explains a point.to Bay City Community Development Corporation attorney Chris Ledwig and city council member Chrystal Folse.

   Two Bay City area proposed projects – a theater complex and the North Downtown Plan – are examples of possible public-private partnerships that could benefit from a Tax Increment Financing district (TIF).
   That’s what David Pettit told a group of government leaders and business people at a workshop put on by the City of Bay City and Bay City Community Development Corporation.
   Fort Worth-based David Pettit Economic Development has an impressive track record on consulting with developers and governments to transform a designated area into new residential and commercial development.
   “I think y’all have a good road map,” Pettit told the workshop audience at the Bay City Civic Center last Thursday, June 25.
   There are many options possible with a TIF that can encourage private investors “to bring new energy to a designated area,” he said.

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