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Weather not bother to 180 volunteers at UW Day of Caring

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
MEHOP volunteers for United Way’s Day of Caring find plenty of yard work at this Cottonwood Street residence Friday, April 10.

   Matagorda County United Way’s Day of Caring was not deterred by the rain Friday, April 10.
   Out of the 208 volunteers who signed up, 180 showed up Friday morning for their job assignments at the USO Center in Bay City.
   “The number includes volunteers in Palacios and El Campo that did not come to the Service Center,” said Matagorda County United Way Executive director Di Ann Sneed.
   “Many companies allow their employees to take the day off to participate as well as sponsoring the event. More individuals and more businesses participated this year than ever.”
   Some teams received their job orders and went to those sites a head of time.
   “I think we have an unusually high percentage of volunteers show up that signed up in advance,” said Sneed.
   “The weather did not seem to deter them.”
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Apr

Fair links jobs with applicatns

The 2015 Matagorda County Job Fair drew an estimated 120 people looking for new or different jobs from the 21 businesses, services and industries represented. The event was sponsored by Worksource Solutions, Matagorda County Economic Development Corporation and Bay City Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture.
Sentinel Photo/Mike Reddell

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Apr

Lynn crews move toward opening 3 units by May 21

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
Crew member of Stuart Lynn’s construction company works on two levels of the landmark BayTex building. The work is a study in combining new features in a 1927 building.

   Stuart Lynn has set an ambitious goal of having three, ground-floor BayTex apartments open in time for a May 21 Bay City Chamber of Commerce mixer.
   Judging by the framing and plumbing work that’s well underway, Lynn’s projection may be on target.
   “I’m working to have the first three ready for the mixer,” he said Monday.
   It’s important to him to have the three units ready soon because they will serve as floor-plan models for each floor’s six units – with the square footage ranging from 642 to 971. 
   Leases will start at about $2 per square foot.

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16
Apr

New NASA-Texas A&M Glaveston app allows seaweed trackage

   Working with NASA scientists, Texas A&M University at Galveston researchers unveiled today a first-of-its kind app to track seaweed – technically called sargassum – as it approaches the Texas Coast. 
   Called SEAS (Sargassum Early Advisory System), the new app will provide valuable information to tourists, fishermen, boaters and the general public on the direction of the seaweed and the hour it should hit a certain part of the coast. Huge floating mats of sargassum have plagued Texas beaches in recent years, and last year immense mounds of the seaweed were stacked almost 10 feet high in and around the Galveston area; officials said it was the worst such seaweed incident in at least the last 50 years. 
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Apr

Rivera BCISD employee of month

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Celia Rivera is BCISD Employee of the Month.

    Celia Rivera from Cherry Elem has been named the BCISD Employee of the Month “You’ve Got Heart” winner for the month of March! 
   Her name was selected from all nominations submitted.
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16
Apr

Dungeoneers advance to area contest

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Bay City High School Dungeoneer actor Dawson Friesenhahn, far left, performs in a scene with members of the ensemble in the school’s One Act Play.

   The Bay City High School Dungeoneers’ One Act Play (OAP) has advanced out of Bi-District to Area competition. 
   The Area Contest is at Industrial High School Thursday, April 16. 
   The first play starts at 1 p.m., so BCHS should perform around 4 p.m. 
   The public is invited and encouraged to attend.
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16
Apr

Kubena explains local option term

   Markham resident Richard Kubena, who worked to get a local option election on the May 9 ballot, said there has been some confusion about the off-premises terminology involved. 
   The election is a local option decision for Justice of the Peace Precinct 4 voters in Blessing, Markham, Midfield and the western edges of Bay City.  
   The local option asks voters in that JP precinct to permit beer and wine sales for off-premise consumption only.  
   That means, Kubena reiterated Tuesday, wine and beer can be purchased at a convenience store, but the alcohol cannot be consumed at that location.  
   The local option election, if it passes, also would prohibit lounges, pubs or inns that sell alcohol from opening in JP Precinct 4. 
   Kubena stresses that the election is for the dry part of the precinct. “It won’t affect the wet part of the precinct,” he said.     
Thu
16
Apr

Local man wins American Legion drawing

Contributed photo
American Legion Post 11 recently drew the winning ticket for an AR-15 rifle, with a local man winning. Taking part in the drawing at the Legion Hall were, from left: Jacob Hawkins (drawing), Adjutant/Finance Officer Tom Huston, Commander Manuel Ramos and Sergeant at Arms Raymond Mills.

Thu
16
Apr

Bay City Junior High Science Fair winners named

Bay City Junior High recently had its annual seventh grade science fair. Bailey Wallace, above, won first place, while Jaden Jaramillo took second, and Christian Flores, third. Judges were: Mike Kohnen from LyondellBasell; Jason Gernand, Jennifer Miniard and Shanna Maxey from Tenaris; Crystal Folse from Bay City City Council; and Bob Klepac from the Bay City ISD School Board.

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Apr

Van Vleck One Act Play advances

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Van Vleck High School’s One Act Play (OAP) performed by the Leopard Players will advance to area contest this Saturday.

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