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Thu
25
Feb

Van Vleck field named for Ros

The family of Joe Ros gather on Joe Ros Field during the ceremonies Saturday.
Photo from Agg Fotoz

   Van Vleck High School’s baseball field now has a name, and it’s a special one for many members of the community. 
   At a ceremony before the school’s season opening game (between the current Van Vleck squad and a team of alumni) Saturday, officials unveiled a new sign: Joe Ros Field. 
   Ros was a VVISD administrator and a local community leader -- dating back to his time as a Van Vleck student himself -- before his death last summer. 

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Thu
25
Feb

Ladycat Soccer falls to Columbia but remains in thick of district race

 The Bay City girls soccer team came up just short in a first-place match-up against Columbia on Monday. 
   The 2-4 loss at Memorial Stadium left the Ladycats in second place in their district. Going in to the contest, the two teams had been tied for first. 
   A 4-2 win for Brazosport over Columbia on Saturday had set up the tie. Those three teams will likely continue a tight race for the district championship which will be decided after the last regular season games on March 18. 

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Thu
25
Feb

Bay City Texans stay unbeaten

Texans defense lines up for a play during Saturdays game with Brazoria County.
Sentinel Photo/Don Cudd

Bay City remains a good luck charm for its first-year semi-pro football team. 
   The Texans keep their unbeaten string alive Saturday with a convincing 50- 22 win over the Brazoria County Razorbacks in a Dynamic Texas Football Association regular season game at Memorial Stadium. 
    The win improved the Texans 2016 record to 2-0-1 and set up a first-place showdown with pre-season league favorite, The Spartans (3-0) based in Pearland. 

 

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Thu
25
Feb

VFW Post presents flags to Blackcats

Contributed photo
Dan and Lupe Ramirez from VFW Post 2438 presented the Blackcat Baseball teams a U.S. flag to fly at the baseball field on Feb. 20. Dan is a Vietnam Vet. He is pictured at left, presenting the flag to Blackcat Head Baseball Coach Chad Kinney. At right is Lupe Ramirez. Blackcat Varsity and Junior Varsity squads went on to defeat South Houston on Feb. 20. .

Thu
25
Feb

Hostage rescue training

Bay City Sentinel/Mike Reddell
Some 21 officers from police and sheriff’s departments from Bay City, El Campo, Victoria and Mesquite went through advanced hostage rescue training under the direction of tactical training instructor Michael E. Witzgall. Nationally known Witzgall emphasizes rescuing the hostage and keeping the officers safe. If mistakes are made, Witzgall stresses immediate correction - “do it again.” The officers were trained in hostage situations involving buildings, houses and buses.

Thu
25
Feb

Talent show showcases youngsters

 Parents, friends and families filled the USO Service Center in Bay City Sunday Feb. 21 to hear children of all ages perform in the annual MCFLA Talent Show and Public Speaking contest.
   The Talent Show contestants were split into five divisions this year: children solo, children group, junior group, senior solo and senior group.

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Fri
19
Feb

BREAKING NEWS: Five file for Mayoral race

Five people filed for mayor of Bay City by the 5 p.m. filing deadline Friday for the May 7 city and school board elections.  

In the Bay City school board races, all three trustee positions up for election are contested.

Incumbent Mayor Mark Bricker will be opposed in the May 7 city election by council members Carolyn Thames and Steven Johnson, plus two other candidates, Robert Head and Ronald Ve’an.

Incumbent city council members Julie Estlinbaum and Bill Cornman are unopposed in their re-election bids to their respective Place 1 and 2 positions.

In the school board filings, Position 1 incumbent Bobby Kimball will be challenged by Imelda Mendiola-Howard.

Incumbent Position 2 incumbent Crystal Allison is opposed by Bruce Krauskopf.

Position 3 incumbent Tim Powell did not seek re-election and vying for his post will be James Humphries Jr. and Helen Knezek.

Early voting will be April 25 - 29 and May 2 – 3.

Thu
18
Feb

Ladycats lend a hand

Bay City Sentinel/Mike Reddell
Bay City Ladycat softball players take part in the grand opening ceremonies of the Bay City Girls Softball Association Saturday, Feb. 13, by showing off different teams’ cakes for auction.

Thu
18
Feb

Trustees hear from audience

   The Bay City ISD School Board entertained public comments from the audience members that signed up for participation Monday night.
   Citizens Rick Lehmann, Vee Cortez and Heather Hales addressed the board and the audience in regards to Superintendent Brown’s contract extension denial.
   Cortez and Hales are both employees of the district as well; Cortez works as the administrative assistant for BCISD’s transportation department and Hales is a second grade teacher at Tenie Holmes Elementary.
   “I wish this town could resolve this issue and get over it and get back to what needs to be done,” said Lehmann.
   “By the way, all you board members are elected by the people of Bay City and so, I feel like the people of Bay City need to know why you made such a judgement.”

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Thu
18
Feb

Feb. 19 last day to file for May 9 race

   The last day to file for the May 9 elections is Friday. Feb. 19 at 5 p.m. for ballot positions and Feb. 23 for write-ins.
   Depending on what is filed for this will be at either City Hall or the school district administration building.
   Early voting starts at 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. on April 25 - 29 and May 2 - 3 at the Council Chambers in City Hall, 1901 Fifth Street.
   Current Mayor Mark Bricker joined council members Steven Johnson and Carolyn Thames in the mayoral race.
   Council members Julie Estlinbaum and Bill Cornman filed for re-election to their respective Place 1 and 2 positions.
   As of press time Tuesday, the only BCISD trustee incumbent filing for re-election is Bobby Kimball for Position 1.
   Bruce Krauskopf and Dr. Jim Humphries have filed for trustee 

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