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03
Mar

No major injuries reported in Tidehaven bus accident

  Tidehaven ISD had a bus accident Monday afternoon at about 4 p.m. on CR 482 between Blessing and Midfield. 
   There were 31 students on board and one bus driver. 
   Patients began arriving at Matagorda Regional Medical Center (MRMC) between 4:30 to 5 p.m. Monday. 

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Thu
03
Mar

Barbecue cookoff winners

Bay City Sentinel/Mike Reddell
George Deshotels, left, and David Allen, longtime MCFLA barbecue cookoff veterans, slice up brisket for the Low Budget Bums during the competition last Saturday.

   Winners in last weekend's  MCFLA cookoff are listed below.
Dutch Oven 

  • 1st place- Barbecuetioners
  • 2nd place - Low Budget Bums 

Chicken 

  • 1st place - Both Sides of the River
  • 2nd place - Triple E Smokers 

Beans 

  • 1st place - Tac’em Up Cookers
  • 2nd place - Tac’em Up Cookers 

Ribs

  • 1st place - Tac’em Up Cookers
  • 2nd place - Tac’em Up Cookers 

Brisket 

  • 1st place - Still Smokin
  • 2nd place - Tac’em Up Cookers
  • 3rd place - Los Compadres 

Best Cooking Rig - All Mixed Up 
Best Decorated Layout - Sargent Patriot Cookers 
Good Time Charlie - Que & Brew and Ribs for Pleasure    

Thu
03
Mar

Fair, show hit stride this week

Bay City Sentinel/Mike Reddell
These little girls - with one notable exception - get their turns to be looking out of the Wild West cutout on the other side at the Fairgrounds

   This year’s theme happens to be “Boots, Chaps and Cowboy Hats” for the 72nd Annual Matagorda County Fair and Live Stock Show. 
   The gate fee is $8 with children five and under getting in free. 
   The gate fee goes up to $20 after 10 p.m. 
   However, gate passes are available for $25. 
   Presale reserved seating tickets for the rodeo are $15 then go up to $18 after Wednesday, March 2. 
   This year, Todd Armstrong Shows, based in Las Vegas, Nevada is providing rides and food kiosks for the carnival. 
   The Carnival opens Thursday March 3 in the afternoon from 4 – 10 p.m. 
   At 7 p.m. the PRC Rodeo opens with “pink night” sponsored by STPNOC and supporting breast cancer awareness. 
   It’s also Senior citizen’s Day and tickets are half price for seniors. 

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Thu
03
Mar

Proclaiming Texas Independence Day

Bay City Sentinel/Mike Reddell
Sons of the Republic of Texas members were at commissioners court Monday for a proclamation marking Texas Independence Day, March 2, in Matagorda County. The three SRT members at the meeting were, front row, from left: Raleigh Conklin, as Sam Houston; David Crockett, portraying his famous ancestor; and John Woolsey. Commissioners court members, second row from left, are Dan Putska, Bubba Frick, County Judge Nate McDonald, James Gibson and Kent Pollard.

Thu
03
Mar

VVISD Elementary Honor Roll school

   Van Vleck Elementary has been selected by Educational Results Partnership (ERP) and the Institute for Educational Productivity (IPE) as one of 713 public schools in Texas to receive the title of 2015 Honor Roll school.   
   The Honor Roll is part of a national effort to identify higher-performing schools list and highlight successful practices that improve outcomes for students.  
   Schools receiving this distinction from leaders in the Texas academic and business communities have demonstrated consistent high levels of student academic achievement, improvement in achievement levels over time and reduction in achievement gaps among student populations.   

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Thu
03
Mar

Matagorda group honors former slave Hannah Carr

Bay City Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
The Matagorda Historical Society (MHS) dedicated a plaque for the grave of former slave Hannah Carr at Matagorda Cemetery during ceremonies Saturday.

   A ceremony dedicating a plaque for a former slave who became a beloved member of Matagorda drew about 30 people to the Matagorda Cemetery Saturday morning. 
   Hannah Carr, who was born between 1834 and 1839, died in 1917, “was a highly respected lady in this town,” reads the plaque that was installed on her grave in the cemetery under the direction of Matagorda Historical Society. 
   Wilma Holt was a speaker at the MHS ceremony. Her grandmother was a good friend of Hannah Carr. 
   “She is a very special person to our family,” Holt said. 
   “Being a black woman in Matagorda” yet holding the respect of the community “were things unheard of in her age,” Holt told those attending. 

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Thu
03
Mar

Knowledge Bowl: Matching wits, learning unusual facts

Bay City Sentinel photo/Jessica Shepard
First place in the adult division went to STPNOC’s “Prestige Worldwide” team members: Mary Dykes, Sebastian Cavallo, Anita Krueger and Suzie Cavallo.

   Do you know what a myrmecologist studies? 
   Chances are, if you didn’t Thursday, Feb. 25 then you got that question wrong. 
   Nearly $2,000 was made in the Annual Knowledge Bowl last Thursday. 
   The first place adult winners of this year went to “Prestige Worldwide” team members: Mary Dykes, Sebastian Cavallo, Anita Krueger and Suzie Cavallo. 
   First place in the student division went to “The Doctor Peppers/Wharton Wits” from Wharton High School with team members: Uriel Guajordo, Chris Reyna, Dharma Frost and Michael Escobar. 
   A total of 18 teams of four met at VFW Post 2438 in Bay City that night to duke it out. 
   There were six high school student teams and 12 adult teams ranging all across the county. 
   Wharton, Van Vleck and Palacios were the only high schools present with team representation. 

Thu
03
Mar

Fro-Yo, gelato is a go

   Do you have a craving for fresh frozen yogurt and delicious toppings? 
   Well, look no further than “The Frozen Swirl,” Bay City’s new business opening this weekend. 
   Facebook friends will get a sneak peek of the store and its offerings Friday, March 4, from 3 to 9 p.m. 
   “Everything will be half price, so please swing by and celebrate with us!” said the Frozen Swirl’s Facebook page. 
   “The Frozen Swirl” is at 4310 Seventh Street suite 700, just left of rue21. 
   Business hours are from noon to 10 p.m., Monday through Saturday. 
   On Sunday it’s open from 12:30 - 10 p.m. 
    “While we have ‘only’ lived here for seven years or so, we have been overwhelmed by the positive response we have received,” said Richard Malachowski. 
   “As Bay City is our home we don’t plan to open any others elsewhere.” 

Thu
03
Mar

Grandfather pride

Bay City Sentinel/Mike Reddell
This year’s MCFLA Fair Princess Karly Brown shows a blue ribbon she won in the Home Economics food show last weekend to her grandfather, Bill Newton.

Thu
03
Mar

Technical Honor Society inducts 38

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Officers of the BCHS chapter of NTHS are: Emma Batchelor, President; Jose Ramos, Vice President; Ashton Coleman, Secretary; and Landon Gutierrez, Treasurer.

 The Bay City High School National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) inducted 38 new members into the organization on Feb. 25. 
   Those students invited to join have taken two or more Career and Technology (CTE) courses, are juniors or seniors, have a 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale, and have a record of good behavior.  
   Members of NTHS pledge to: maintain the highest standards of personal conduct, apply themselves to continue scholastic achievement, invest their talents, and to uphold their obligations as a citizen of their community and country.  
   These students qualify to apply for a $1,000 scholarship. The national NTHS is giving away $225,000 in scholarships this year. 

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