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All Smiles for the lift

Fair Queen Miranda Orsak, left, got to hang out with Bay City ISD students during "Exceptional Day" at the 2016 Matagorda County Fairgrounds, Friday March 4.
Bay City Sentinel/Jessica Shepard

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Land could be tough sell for Tidehaven

   Tidehaven Independent School District’s plan to sell at least some of its unused land may be tougher than it would seem.
   That’s the message a local real estate expert had for the board of trustees Monday night.
   “I don’t know if you are aware of how complicated it really is,” said attorney Bill Pendergraft as he briefed the board on his initial inquiry into district leaders’ idea to “liquidate” up to 35 pieces of unneeded property.
   The problem, Pendergraft said, is that much of the property was donated to the district decades ago – at least one gift can be traced to the 19th century – and the exchange included “reversion language” giving donors the right to reclaim the property if the school system decides it no longer needs it.

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Estlinbaum sponsors 'Exceptional Day'

District Judge Craig Estlinbaum is surrounded by Bay City Junior High School students during Exceptional Day at the Matagorda County Fair & Livestock Show Friday, March 4. Estlinbaum was the sponsor of this year’s Exceptional Day.
Bay City Sentinel
Mike Reddell

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Mar

"It’s time to shine our own Spotlight" by: Eugene Davis

   The Oscar ceremonies were noteworthy for a number of reasons, but the biggest news was the Best Picture award for the movie, Spotlight. 
   Chronicling a team of Boston newspaper reporters on the quest for answers in a child sex abuse scandal, it has given us another way to broach the most distasteful subject of all. There are children in our community who are still being sexually abused as you read this and we all have a role to play in protecting them. 

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Mar

Help with a lasso

Bay City Sentinel/Mike Reddell
Matagorda County rancher Ray Culver lends a guiding hand to a delighted girl in the proper technique in roping a steer during Exceptional Day last Friday at the Matagorda County Fair & Livestock Show.

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10
Mar

Special program focus on synthetic marijuana

In May 2013, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) took action and formally banned Synthetic Marijuana as a Class I drug.
   That made the distribution of legal weed a federal crime in the US.
   A 2012 government survey found that 1 in 9 high school seniors in the U.S. had used synthetic cannabinoids, the second-most commonly used illegal drug for that age group, behind marijuana, said monitoringthefuture.org’s website.
   But, what does that have to do with local citizens?
   Moreover, what is synthetic marijuana?
   These questions and many more are slated to be answered at a special presentation by the BCHS theater department and Jonnnie Montalbo of Bay City Recovery Friday, March 11.
   The presentation will be offered at the following times: 7:35 a.m., 8:27 a.m., 9:19 a.m. and 10:11 a.m.

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Mar

Vandals hit man’s truck twice

   Vandals heavily damaged a Van Vleck man’s pickup truck in two incidents over two straight weeks, the Matagorda County Sheriff’s office reported.
   The man’s 2011 Dodge 1500 pickup first was struck Feb. 27, when the suspect smashed the front windshield with a red brick, which also was used to shatter the driver-side mirror, for total estimated damages of $1,500.
   Not satisfied with that damage, the vandal then threw the brick at the driver-side window, scratching the window and door frame – then apparently threw the brick behind the truck, Deputy Victor Hadash reported.
   The pickup truck’s owner again notified the sheriff’s office March 6, noting the vandal this time used a can of spray paint to paint the headlight, fog light, both driver-side rims and all over the driver side of the vehicle. Criminal mischief damage from this incident was estimated at $5,000.

 

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10
Mar

Spring break, Daylight Savings Time

   Are you ready to spring forward an hour?
   Daylight Savings Time ends Sunday, March 13 at 2 a.m.
   On top of that, next Monday starts spring break for local students.
   Students in Bay City, Tidehaven and Van Vleck ISD are all out Monday March 14 – Friday March 18.
   Classes resume at their regular times on Monday, March 21. 

 

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Never too early to start

Bay City Sentinel/MaLinda Reddell
This young man grabs the rigging of this mechanical bull with assurance at the Matagorda County Fair & Livestock Show at the fairgrounds Saturday.

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Full House on Senior Day

Bay City Sentinel/Mike Reddell
A full house of senior citizens turned out for this years Matagorda County Fair & Livestock Show ‘s Senior Day held March 4th.

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