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Bundick grateful for 1st responders

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Margaret Bundick hands Bay City Police Captain Robert Lister a donation to the 100 Club, at city council last week, to recognize first responders who came to her aid during an auto accident last year.

   Margaret Bundick praised the work of first responders who worked to extract her after she was trapped in a vehicle accident last year, she told city council Thursday, Feb. 12. 
  “They got me out in 45 minutes,” she said, during council’s public comments period. 
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Hatton BCPD officer of the month

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BCPD K-9 Officer Keith Hatton with Kim.

   Bay City Police K-9 Officer Keith Hatton was selected Officer of the Month for January. .  
   Hatton, with Bay City Police Department since 1996, began with the department as a reserve officer.  
   In 2000, Hatton was hired as a full-time officer and worked for the department until 2005.  
   For 26 months, Hatton worked alongside military troops in Iraq, helping train Iraqi police forces with Dynacorp. .  
   Hatton returned to the department in January 2008.  
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Operation Cupid

Operation Cupid is being prepped for Saturday's deliveries from the Bay City Post Office. With the help of anonymous donations, Valentine's Day stuffed animals will be delivered by carriers to economically disadvantaged children.

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Feb

Competition soon to heat up for top steak grilling team

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
The Don Davis cook-off team won the Boys & Girls Club Great Steak Cook-off last year. Event Chairman Janet Peden and co-chairman David LaVassaur (second from right) join the dealership’s defending champion team, including, from left: Jason Morrison, Glen Davis, Morman Watts and Larry Purkey in showing off the cook-off championship trophy, grilling accessories and a can for tips that can determine the Crowd Favorite.

March 28 may seem a while off, but if you belong to a steak cook-off team that has to make lots of preparations, it’s just around the corner.
   Some 18 cookoff teams will be working on their sizzling entries for that Saturday at the Fifth Annual Great Steak Cook-off that benefits the Boys & Girls Club of Bay City and Matagorda County.
   Cook-off team members are as much performers as they are cooks - the teams will compete to grill the tastiest meat and to claim the title of No. 1 crowd favorite.
   Each team of four cooks will seek votes for Crowd Favorite by attracting people with hors d’oeuvres or raffle chances.
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Feb

ARC of Matagorda County recognizes 20+ years of service

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ARC of Matagorda County recognized, from left, Ruth Morgan, Greg Crain, current president, and Sandra Kimbell for their years of service. Morgan and Kimbell have been instrumental in ARC’s many changes during their 20+ years of service.

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Feb

BCHS Teacher named Matagorda County Soil & Conservation District's Teacher of the Year

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BCHS teacher Diana Frankson was recently named Matagorda County Soil & Conservation District's Teacher of the Year. Frankson and Billy Mann, a member of the conservation district, show off the plaque she received.

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Feb

Father-Daughter Dance fundraiser

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Stuart Lynn​ escorted his daughter Jaley Lynn and his granddaughter Brielle Ramirez, at the Father Daughter Dance at the Blessing Community Center Feb 7. He’s shown here with his granddaughter at the dance that drew about 50 girls, from 2-10, There were 38 fathers present - some with three little girls - at the dance that featured a DJ. This is the third year for the dance that is a fundraiser for the Tidehaven Class of 2017 and a $200 scholarship for a Tidehaven senior in memory of Rudy Rameriz.

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Feb

First Book sets record for 2014

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Tidehaven Junior High students received free books from Matagorda's First Book grant. Counselor Tasha Sanchez ordered books to assist students in their social development. Book topics ranged from dealing with peer pressure, having the courage to be yourself, how to handle depression, and career planning. Pictured, from left, are: Pricipal Gerry Talley, Miranda Flores, Zoe Cruz, Marissa Calderon, Counselor Tasha Sanchez, Savannah Jackson and Angela Nunez.

   First Book Matagorda County had a record-breaking year in 2014.
   The organization raised over $25,000 in funds, which enabled them to grant 11,420 books to children across Matagorda County. 
   “100 percent of all funds raised are returned to proven literacy programs in Matagorda County,” said First Book Matagorda County Advisory Board chair Cynthia Garrett.
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Feb

Recognizing Black History Month

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BCISD is recognizing Black History Month at its campuses in a variety of ways. The school district’s own Donnye Stone put together an educational visual display at BCHS in the front entry area for all visitors to browse.

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12
Feb

Wildlife rescue presents 18th annual basics training workshop

 Have you ever found an injured bird in your yard and wanted to know how to help it?
   The Friends of Gulf Coast Wildlife Rescue are presenting their 18th Annual Wildlife Rescue Basics Training Workshop Saturday, Feb 21.
   The workshop is free and will last from 8 a.m. until noon and is at The Gulf Coast Observatory Avian Science Center at 103 east highway 332 in Lake Jackson.
   Attendees can look forward to learning what to do when they find an injured or abandoned animal, an overview of wildlife rehabilitation and ho to coexist peacefully with wildlife.
   “We will also be teaching basic first aid, safety and handling techniques for reptiles, mammals and birds,” said the press release.
   There will also be live animals at the workshop.
   Those that attend the workshop will also learn about birds of prey and the laws protecting them as well as other state and federal wildlife laws.

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