Lifestyle

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16
Apr

Local man wins American Legion drawing

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American Legion Post 11 recently drew the winning ticket for an AR-15 rifle, with a local man winning. Taking part in the drawing at the Legion Hall were, from left: Jacob Hawkins (drawing), Adjutant/Finance Officer Tom Huston, Commander Manuel Ramos and Sergeant at Arms Raymond Mills.

Thu
16
Apr

Bay City Junior High Science Fair winners named

Bay City Junior High recently had its annual seventh grade science fair. Bailey Wallace, above, won first place, while Jaden Jaramillo took second, and Christian Flores, third. Judges were: Mike Kohnen from LyondellBasell; Jason Gernand, Jennifer Miniard and Shanna Maxey from Tenaris; Crystal Folse from Bay City City Council; and Bob Klepac from the Bay City ISD School Board.

Thu
16
Apr

Van Vleck One Act Play advances

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Van Vleck High School’s One Act Play (OAP) performed by the Leopard Players will advance to area contest this Saturday.

Thu
16
Apr

Artists, music on tap for sip, stroll Art Walk

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Todd Roth from the blues band, “My Buddy Todd” will be performing at the Sip and Stroll Art Walk, from 2-6 p.m. Saturday April 25.

   The 2nd Annual Sip and Stroll Art Walk hosted by the Art League of Bay City and Matagorda County is sure to be a blast! 
   The Art Walk will be from 2-6 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at the Train Depot on Avenue G in Bay City. 
   Along with a free glass of wine for every adult over the age of 21, attendees will have access to Franks Barbecue and plenty of local artists. 
   The diverse artists come from different backgrounds and work in various mediums including spray paint, water color, acrylic paint, wood and metal. 
   Another addition to this year’s event is blues performers, “My Buddy Todd” from Austin. 
Thu
09
Apr

Paddling for Texas streams

   Interested in a nature adventure on the Colorado River here at home in Matagorda County?
   Then the 6th Annual Rally on the River that begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 11, at Riverside Park will fit that bill nicely. Admission to the park and rally are free.
   Paddlers can bring their own kayak – or pay $25 for a single or tandem loaner – canoe and stand-up paddleboard to the rally for a 9 a.m. departure – it’s an all-day event - from the Riverside boat ramp, said Willie Younger, the rally coordinator.  
   Billed as a “Paddlers’ Tribute to Texas Streams,” the rally is sponsored by the Matagorda County Birding Nature Center (MCBNC) and supported by the City of Bay City, Matagorda County, Lower Colorado River Authority and Matagorda County Convention and Visitors Bureau. 
   “The rally on the Colorado River isn’t just another no-fee meet-up for paddlers,” Younger declared.
Thu
09
Apr

Art show winner

Jared Paul Wilson won “Best in Show” with his colored-pencil drawing, “The Prince,” during the Art League of Bay City and Matagorda County’s Spring Art Show April 2.

Thu
09
Apr

BCPD ceremony welcomes new officers

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New Bay City police officers are Reyna Perez and Lynndell Oliver.

   Bay City Police Department recently held a welcoming ceremony for newly hired police officers Lynndell Oliver and Reyna Perez officiated by Police Chief Roger Barker and attended by several police department members plus family and friends of the two officers.
Oliver was born and raised in Fulshear, and attended B.F. Terry High School in Rosenberg.

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Thu
09
Apr

Sheriff asks citizens to fight against crime

   Responding to the increased number of citizens wanting to assist law enforcement officials and build a stronger partnership in the fight against crime, Sheriff Frank “Skipper” Osborne announced that Matagorda County citizens are being invited to become associate members of the Sheriffs’ Association of Texas. 
   Membership invitations will go out in the mail over the next several weeks. 
   Associate member funding allows the Sheriff’s Association of Texas to provide critical training, technical resources and legislative support on key criminal justice issues to law enforcement officers across the state.  
   In addition, dues will be used to support crime prevention and awareness programs, promote public safety, fight drug abuse, provide additional training for sheriff’s and their deputies, and provide scholarships for children of law enforcement officers. 
Thu
09
Apr

BCISD Pre-K registration underway

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Bay City pre-kindergarten classes are all smiles for this photo.

 Bay City Independent School District recognizes the value to our students and their families of quality early-childhood education, so in the 2011-2012 school year the district invested in full-day Pre-Kindergarten classes.    
   Registration is going on this week in BCISD for those classes.  
   “I have been a part of starting Pre-Kindergarten programs from scratch in two different school districts (Rivercrest ISD and Thrall ISD) in Texas and we expanded to full day Pre-K in BCISD with excellent results,” said BCISD Superintendent Keith Brown. “We have buckled down and made this program a reality for our kids.”   
 

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Thu
09
Apr

City hiring pool lifeguards

  The Parks and Recreation Department is hiring Lifeguards and Head Guards for the Hilliard and 16th Street Pool. 
  Parks & Recreation is looking for 20 lifeguards to fully staff its two outdoor pools. 
  Working as a summer lifeguard is an exciting summer job with a great salary that offers the opportunity to help keep people safe and teach youth to swim. 
   The city encourage all interested citizens ages 16 and up to apply. Bay City’s lifeguards are ‘whistle worthy,’ and you may be too!

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