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TxDOT urges safety in motorcycle campaign

   AUSTIN - As spring weather draws more motorcyclists onto Texas roadways, the Texas Department of Transportation is launching its “Share the Road: Look Twice for Motorcycles” campaign to reduce crashes and save lives. 
   The campaign – part of National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month in May – urges drivers to be extra cautious, because motorcyclists are more difficult to see and less protected than other motorists.
   “We see far too many deadly motorcycle crashes on Texas roadways, so we’re telling drivers to be extra diligent when sharing the road,” said TxDOT Executive Director LtGen Joe Weber, USMC (Ret). 
   “We’re constantly told drivers simply didn’t see the motorcyclist until it’s too late. As drivers, it is incumbent upon us to be fully aware of our surroundings at all times and take proactive measures to ensure the safety of motorcyclists.”
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BCHS 1-act play state-bound

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Bay City High School OAP advanced to state after competition at Tuloso Midway HS on April 22. Pictured are (front row): Ethan Frazier, Dandee Cabanay, Dawson Friesenhahn, Andrew Richards, Cole Fitzgerald, Taryn Willis, Isabella Rene, Miguel Mirelez, Madison Kohnen; (back row) Branson Cobb, Mansi Pandya, Manuel Garcia, Dale Ellis, Otensha Milimo, Megan Ging, Kaitlyn Rodriguez, Jordan Kacko, kate Bruening, Miranda Georgeson, Sarah Attaway, Chloe McGalliard, Brooke Richards, Tim Rhoades Asst Director, Magda Mirelez director. The state 4A one act play will be on Tuesday, May 26, at Bass Concert Hall on campus of UT in Austin.

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County film group seeks state certification

   A new group devoted is devoted to drawing filmmakers to Matagorda County and they have a plan on making it work.
   “There’s only a handful of (Texas) counties certified to be a Film Friendly Community by the Texas Film Commission (TFC) and we want to be involved in that,” Heather Menzies told city council Thursday, April 23, about newly formed Matagorda County Film Commission.
   Council obliged by adopting TFC guidelines to become a Film Friendly Community. 
   Matagorda County Film Commission includes members across the county with representatives from Sargent, Matagorda, Bay City and Palacios chambers and economic development agencies.
   Economic development is a big driver to attract filmmakers to Matagorda County, said Menzies, who is with the Matagorda County Economic Development Corporation.
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Stephens IMTS Certified

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Colorado River Locks Operator Harlan "Chip" Stephens (left) is the most recent employee in the USACE Galveston District to become a Certified IMTS Lock and Dam operator after completing the IMTS Lock and Dam Training and Certification Program. Showing off the certificate with Stephens is Lockmaster Simon DeSoto.

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Van vLeck OAP Advances to State

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Van Vleck's One-Act Play, "Leading Ladies" competed in the Regional OAP contest in Brenham, April 24. Van Vleck High School, along with the production from Rogers High School, advanced to the state competition which will be in Austin May 26. Trevor Smith and PJ Franks were named to the all-star cast and Shalom Robles was named to the honorable mention all-star cast. Only eight 3A schools in Texas have the honor of competing at the state level. The cast includes: (front row, from left) Caitlin Yates, Alylla Sewell, Gloria Sidney, Amanda Trevino, Kelly Bacon, Analuz Zamudio, Alexandria Trevino, Erin Sekulic, Leah Hanna, Shalom Robles, Skylar Chilek, Angel Hanzik and Brittany Henry; (back row, from left) Anthony Smith, Marcus Porretto, Tyler McSweeny, Ryan Willy, Austin McSweeny, Trevor Smith, PJ Franks, Michael Middaugh, William Galbreath, Dante Wyche and Jose Murillo.

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Van Vleck Lions have 3 events this weekend

   The Van Vleck Lions Club is sponsoring three events this weekend!
   Everything kicks off this Friday, May 1, at the Van Vleck Community Center with registration for the barbecue cookoff starting at 7 p.m.
   “We currently have 10 teams ready to square off,” said Van Vleck Lions Club member Darve Smith.
   “But, we have the space for many more!”
   A $100 registration fee grants grillers access to all four food classes - brisket, beans, ribs and chicken.
   Taking first place in the brisket competition earns the cook or team of cooks $500.
   All other divisions pay $165 a piece and only to first place winners!
   Dutch oven and beef fajita entries only cost $20 a piece.
   Judging for cookoff starts at noon Saturday, May 2.
   A washer and horseshoe tournament will also be held with a $10 entry fee per participant.
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Guzman named Officer of the Month

Bay City police officer Pete Guzman III was selected Officer of the Month for March.
During March, Guzman had 205 calls for service, took nine reports, wrote two traffic citations, 86 written warnings, and made six arrests. His name will be placed on a plaque in the Police Department lobby. Bay City Police Department awards the Officer of the Month an additional day off with pay. He will also receive a gift card from the local branch of Texas Dow employees Credit Union (TDECU).

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Mcintosh takes Bronze at FEA National Conference

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BCHS senior Tracie McIntosh took bronze at The National Future Educators Association (FEA) National Conference in Arlington, Va., April 23-25.
Tracie’s national award was for his culinary arts lesson in the Career and Technology Education division of the competition.

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Horton presents check to Lions Camp

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JR Horton presented a check for $1,000 to Bay City Evening Lions Club 1st Vice President Bill Roe and elected Director's Representative Susan Wallis of the Texas Lions Camp during the club’s April 15 meeting. Horton raised the money at his 3rd Annual Walk-A-Thon March 28. Horton was presented with a special pin and a lifetime membership to Texas Lions Camp for helping others.

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Pilot Club supports Challenger Baseball

The Pilot Club of Bay City is a service organization, with a focus on promoting awareness of brain related disorders and helping those affected through volunteer activities, education and financial support. The club takes pride in supporting Challenger Baseball and in lending support to community organizations, such as the Bay City Library, Boys and Girls Club and local food pantries.

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