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Thu
12
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.

Thu
12
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.

Thu
12
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.
Thu
12
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.

Thu
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.
Thu
12
Feb

Sparklin' Boutique now features Bartlett Pair art

   Bay City’s Sparklin’ Boutique now features art from The Bartlett Pair of Van Vleck.
   Prints of various sizes as well as some framed art are on display at the store.
   “They do beautiful work,” said Sparklin’ Boutique employee, Amy lezhak.
   “Everything looks so lifelike and the colors are intense.”
   The Bartlett Pair are a husband and wife artist duo that cover a variety of mediums, from painting to repurposed costume jewelry and everything in between.
   Jimmie and Carolyn Bartlett started their business in 1993 and run every facet of it themselves.
 
Fri
30
Jan

B&G Club Girls Scout troop sells 2K cookie boxes

Girl Scout Troop 156006 of The Boys and Girls Club of Bay City and Matagorda County sold 2,000 boxes of
cookies during their presale period. “Out of my 90 girls, one-third brought back their cookie sale forms,” said Troop Leader Cassandra Austin.
 
Fri
30
Jan

Artist finds celestial business name intrigues her customers

Seditious Seraphim Midfield native, Taylor Stephens showcased her jewelry at the artists’ gallery showing at the Town Square Restaurant last Thursday. She had her tools on hand for anyone who wanted to work on a custom design or make adjustments to a piece they wanted to purchase. Stephens is a member of The Art League of Bay City and Matagorda County.
 
Wed
21
Jan

Van Vleck’s bus driver of the year

Daisy Gammage was recognized as VVISD's PCAT Bus Driver of the Year by the Van Vleck ISD school board Monday night. The award was presented by Joe Ros Director of Maintenance and Transportation.
 

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