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Mar

Karly & Turbo team up to win grand champion

Sentinel photo/Jessica Shepard
Karly Brown has been taking care of her grand champion steer Turbo for almost a year.

   Karly Brown, along with her steer Turbo took overall Grand Champion of the Matagorda County Livestock Show on March 5.
   Turbo also helped Brown earn Champion Heavyweight and the junior showman award.
   Turbo is Brown’s second show steer, last year she won 2014 Junior Showman with her steer, Beef.
   “I named him Turbo because when we got him, he seemed really powerful to me,” said Brown.
   “I picked him because he looks like a great size and I could control him. Plus he would be a beautiful silver.”
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12
Mar

Matagorda United Way presents check

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Matagorda County United Way Board Chair Mike Arnold presents a check for $25,000 to Tami Savage, president of the Boys & Girls Club of Bay City and Matagorda County for the club's new program for teenagers. Also pictured are David LaVassaur (far left), Boys & Girls Club executive director and Bobby Wilkinson, Jr., vice president.

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12
Mar

Ticket sales brisk for Great Steak Cook-Off March 28

   With only two weeks to go, time is running out to purchase tickets to the Fifth annual Great Steak Cook-Off that benefits the Boys and Girls Club of Bay City and Matagorda County.
   March 28 is the day when nearly 18 cookoff teams will come together and show off their beef grilling skills.
   Teams are competing to grill the tastiest steak and to win the coveted No. 1 Crowd Favorite award.

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12
Mar

Deadline looming for BCHS network upgrade funding

   During the BCISD school Board Meeting on Feb. 16, the trustees voted to table discussion and decision on the proposed Bay City High School network upgrade until a workshop could be arranged.
   The proposal was tabled unanimously, but a date was not set for the workshop meeting and Director of Curriculum Janice Popp is running out of time.
   “We were hoping to utilize some of the E-Rate money to help fund this project,” she said.
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12
Mar

Construction underway for Center for Energy Development

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
Work is well underway on the 4,700-square-foot Tenaris training building at the Center for Energy Development campus. The $1.2 million structure will house three new Wharton County Junior College (WCJC) training programs – manufacturing technology, electrical technology and instrumentation and control technology. The building will be owned by the Bay City Community Development Corporation.

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12
Mar

Locally grown pearls

Gina Treybig at Buddy’s Seafood processing plant shows off some of the pearls that the plant’s employees have found in oysters harvested in Matagorda Bay. The pearls come in a broad variety of shapes, colors and sizes, she said.
Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell

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12
Mar

Lots to eat, drink on tap at Seasfood Festival

   With 800 pounds of shucked shrimp and 75 gallons of oysters, three bands and 45 vendors and counting, the fifth annual Matagorda Seafood Festival is shaping up as the place to be this Saturday, March 14.
   The gates open at 10 a.m. at the Matagorda Fireman’s Hall and cost only $5 per entry.
Thu
05
Mar

Kids come 1st in Seafood Festival plans

Sentinel photo/MaLinda Reddell
Matagorda residents and others help shuck 800 pounds of shrimp to get ready for Matagorda Seafood Fest March 14.

   Shrimp, oysters, music – three bands are on tap – raffles, contests and tournaments are just part of what awaits those coming to the Fifth Annual Matagorda Seafood Fest March 14.
   How much shrimp and oysters? About 25 Matagorda residents and friends shucked 800 pounds of shrimp last Saturday at Buddy’s Seafood and there are 75 gallons of oysters – all from Matagorda Bay.
   Part of Seafood Fest’s extensive events are crowd-favorite contests for eating shrimp and raw oysters.
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05
Mar

2015 Brisket cook off winners

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
The Flamin Cookers won the Matagorda County Fair and Livestock Shown Association 2015 brisket cook off. The team includes Chris Llanes, Jason Llanes, Randy Llanes, Andrea Llanes and Maria Llanes.

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05
Mar

Townsend: Pertnership crucial for school success

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
Bay City Blackcat supporters of all ages were on hand for the Bay City Community Pep Rally Monday night in Memorial Stadium.

   Monday night was all about partnerships as about 300 people gathered for the Bay City Community Pep Rally at Memorial Stadium.
   The rally drew Bay City High School students, parents, teachers, administrators and supporters as part of Parent Involvement Week.
   Superintendent Keith Brown greeted those attending on a Monday night, which had relatively moderate temperatures in comparison to the cold weather before and expected later this week.

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