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Trick shooting at Clay Time

Bay City Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
Travis Mears gets ready to take his shot.

   R. Travis Mears, a Professional Exhibition Shooter with Beretta USA, put on an impressive demonstration at Clay Time. 
   The presentation by 29-year-old Mears Saturday was in conjunction with the grand opening and ribbon cutting (photo above) for Clay Time Thursday. 
   Mears can hit his targets from several positions, including upside down, on a trampoline, behind his back, holding his 20-gauge shotgun overhead and blindfolded. 
   There were several guests at Clay Time for Mears, a Fort Worth native who has been shooting since the age of nine and has been with Beretta for 11 years, he said. 
   “I've been to shooting facilities from coast to coast and Clay Time offers something very unique,” Mears said. 
   “Clay Time is set up to provide a entertaining atmosphere for both the beginning shooters and or the professional shooter. The ability to be able to host a variety of events and groups is their specialty.” 

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Lucio named new Tidehaven AD

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David Lucio is returning to his alma mater as Tidehaven’s new athletic director and head football coach.

   Tidehaven school board members deliberated late into Monday night and, just after 11 p.m., named their own 1996 graduate David Lucio as the district’s new athletic director and head football coach. 
   Lucio is finishing his second year as head football coach at Louise High School and is set for his second term as a coach at his alma mater.  
   He was a Tidehaven football assistant, including two seasons as offensive coordinator, from 2006-2009. 
   “Yeah, when I left as an assistant, I remember joking around, doing the whole MacArthur in the Philippines thing: I’ll be back,” Lucio said. “And now I’m back. It’s go time!” 
   Lucio will replace Brent Mascheck, who resigned in March to take the same job at Columbia High School.  He was one of 34 applicants, and he survived the school board’s six-hour session of closed interviews with the four finalists chosen by the district’s administrators. 

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Trophies on display

Bay City Sentinel photos/Jessica Shepard
The Bay City High School Athletic Booster Club celebrated the unveiling of the new trophy case at the BCHS gym, Monday April 25. Sponsors of the case showed up for the event and enjoyed cake and punch afterwards. The case was built by district employee Jose Rodriguez.

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WIC at 'Transition Expo'

Bay City Sentinel/Mike Reddell
Mary Ann Mitchell and Angie Vega, both clerks with WIC, show their display at the Matagorda County Educational Services “Transition Expo,” Thursday, April 28. The event was geared toward high school special-ed juniors and seniors, and parents of disabled children. There were representatives from community support, employment agencies and trade schools.

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May

BCHS welding students certify

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Pictured are Bay City High School students who’ve earned AWS (American Welding Society) certifications this school year in teacher Bryan Brown and Bill Jenkins’ classes. Twelve students were certified. Testing was done at BCHS with two inspectors from STP – Mike Merritt and Ray Richardson. Students earning certification were: Garret Wendel, Joseph Colsesio, Juan Botello, Emiliano V. Hernandez, Fidel Munoz, Noe Sierra, Cesar Garcia, Martin Martinez, Nahun Vega, Jose Aguilera, Alex Gonzalez and Sam Perez. Not all are pictured.

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May

Floral show awards distinctive entries

Bay City Sentinel/Jessica Shepard
Lynsey Curtner took the “Designer Excellence” award at the Floral Luncheon Study Club with her entry “Gepetto’s Workshop” for the annual Floral Show event at the Bay City Public Library Thursday, April 14. The theme for the show was “Once Upon A Time.”

   The Floral Luncheon Study Club recently awarded flower arrangements and specimens with distinction in their annual Floral Show event at the Bay City Public Library Thursday, April 14. 
   “’Once Upon a Time’ was the theme of the Flower Show held at the library,” said Carol Huitt, Floral Luncheon Study Club president. 
   “The floral designs in this show were floral interpretations by the members of fables, myths, and fairy tales.” 
   The show had two divisions: Design, which was the floral arrangements and Horticulture, which was the cut specimens of cultivated plants grown solely by the members. 
   The judged show has 24 entries in the Design Division; six classes with four entries in each class.  
   “Each member is required to enter a design in this Division,” she said. 

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May

CVB - Lampasas group presents mural project

Bay City Sentinel/Jessica Shepard
Libby Bluntzer with Visions Lampasas explains how artwork for a mural is chosen or made before being added to a building, as well as the steps taken before completing the mural and how everything is organized.

   The Matagorda County Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) was treated to a presentation on murals by Visions Lampasas, April 14.
   “We just want to make sure we are doing this the best way possible,” said Heidi Simmons, Director of Tourism and Convention Servicing for the CVB.
   “Because we don’t want the community to be unhappy with whatever we produce.”
   We did a lot of research and found Vision Lampasas (VL), she said.
   “With all the places with different kind of murals that we found, Lampasas, in our opinion had the best,” said Simmons.
   “They had a variety of paneling mounted to the walls with also being painted directly on walls.”
   It’s just seeing the benefit of what their murals have done for their community, she added.

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May

BCHS Bella Voce Choir gets 'Excellent' rating

Photo by Dr. Kara Cowart
The Bay City High School Bella Voce choir competed in UIL Concert and Sight Reading contest April 26-27 at Wharton County Junior College in Wharton. They competed as a mixed choir on April 26 and received an “Excellent” rating for the concert portion and a “Superior” for Sight Reading. On April 27, the girls competed as a separate choir and achieved “Sweepstakes” – the highest award given. They received a “1” or “superior” rating from all six judges. BCHS Director of Choirs Dr. Kara Cowart said, “I am so proud of the members of Bella Voce. We have worked on this music since January and they have put their heart and soul into the music. We had a little set-back with the bad weather and our contest was pushed back by a week, but the students didn’t let that faze them. They continued to work and push toward the goal, and all of their hard work paid off.”

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Blessing Day shopping

Bay City Sentinel/MaLinda Reddell
The annual Blessing Day event last Sunday was celebrate with families and friends with music, food, raffles, a parade and plenty of shopping provided from local vendors.

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May

Hundreds of volunteers pitch in at beach cleanups

   A total of 251 volunteers participated in the annual spring Matagorda Beach Cleanup, Saturday April 23. 
   “We filled two dumpsters and cleaned over six miles of beach,” said Peggy Stanley, event coordinator and sponsor. 
   That’s roughly 5.5 tons or 10,944 pounds of garbage! 
   This year volunteers varied from Tenaris and Oxea employee teams to local Boy Scouts and Matagorda Lions Club members. 
   “There were teams from Wharton County Junior College, Fulshear Boy Scouts, as well as teachers and students from Van Vleck,” she said. 
   The Lower Colorado River Authority provided a hot dog lunch for all volunteers. 
   Other local sponsors included Oxea, Stanley groceries and Riverbend Restaurant. 
   “It was a beautiful day and I personally want to thank all of the volunteers,” said Stanley. 
   About 196 volunteers cleaned up five miles of Sargent Beach with a total of 1.6 tons of garbage or 3,200 pounds. 

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