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11
Apr

Forum draws an audience

: About 150 citizens attended Tuesday night's candidate forum at the Civic Center. Bay City ISD, city council and mayoral candidates were given 90 seconds to answer a series of questions regarding their platforms and motivations for running. As each group finished their segment, audience numbers dwindled down to just over 80 at the end of the forum. The event was hosted and live streamed by the Matagorda County Board of Realtors and The Bay City Tribune.
Sentinel photo/MaLinda Reddell

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11
Apr

"Weekend: Run, beach, LEPC Block Party" by: Jessica Shepard

   This weekend is filled with events to do in Bay City and in other Matagorda County communities.  
   Wellness Matagorda County, Inc. will host its annual 5k and 10K Fun Run, Family Stroll and Walk on Saturday, April 13.   
   Registration is $30 per person at 6:30 a.m. with a warm-up activity featuring Abby McConaha and Ronnie Arnold at 7:15 a.m.   
   The walk begins at 7:30 a.m. and the run begins at 8 a.m. at MRMC Wellness and Rehabilitation, 135 Medical Center Dr.   
   All participants receive a T-shirt, certificate of participation, and water to drink.   
   Proceeds from the event go towards the Aquatics Center project.  
   The annual Matagorda County LEPC Community Safety Expo “Block Party” will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at the STP Center for Energy Development, 4000 Ave. F.   

Thu
11
Apr

Commissioners court approves Crisis Centers proclamations

Matagorda County Commissioners Court recently approved proclaimations for Child Abuse and Awareness Month and for Sexual Assault and Awareness Month. Three Crisis Center staff members, from left, Ashleigh Henderson, Cynthia Martinez and Bailey Bustamante, joined court members Commissioners Gary Graham and Bubba Frick, County Judge Nate McDonald, and Commissioners James Gibson and Kent Pollard.
Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell

Thu
11
Apr

Herreth receives 35 year award

SAR photo
Albert E. “Abby” Herreth (right), of Bay City, Charter/Founding member of the Cradle of Texas, Chapter 33, Sons of the American Revolution (SAR), was recently presented his Anniversary Certificate for 35 years as a member of SAR by Chapter President Rodney Weems of Sweeny.

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11
Apr

Matagorda County Board of Realtors donate purses

Contributed photo
Recently the Matagorda Board of Realtors collected purses filled with necessities to give to the homeless shelter. Pictured are Bettie Granberry, Sue Crow, Elizabeth Hewitt, Kelsey Granberry, Alice Lowery, Kay Crain and Elmo Duke.

Thu
11
Apr

Bay City Municipal Court recognized for traffic safety

Contributed photo
Last week in Houston, at the annual TMCEC Traffic Safety Conference, Bay City Municipal Court was awarded Honorable Mention for their efforts in Traffic Safety for 2018. This is the first time Bay City Municipal Court was awarded such an honor. Pictured are, from left: TMCA First Vice President Judge Esmeralda Garcia; Ned Minevitz TxDOT Grant Administrator & Program Attorney, Court Administrator Katy Plunkett; Court Bailiff Tomasita Tabares of Bay City Police Dept. and Sgt. Suzanne Sullivan, Training Coordinator, Bay City Police Dept.

Thu
11
Apr

"Reel Reviews: ‘Pet Sematary’ reboot brings chills, thrills" by: Jessica shepard

 
   Currently, the reboot of Stephen King’s “Pet Sematary” is trending at the No. 2 box office spot worldwide with just over $24.5 million after its opening weekend.
And I’ve got to say it definitely deserves that spot for creeping me out and giving actual flinch-inducing jump scares.
Pet Sematary is directed by Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer and written by Jeff Buhler, from a screen story by Matt Greenberg. 
   It is the second adaptation of the 1983 novel of the same name by Stephen King, after the 1989 film. 
   The film stars Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz, Obssa Ahmed, Jeté Laurence, Hugo and Lucas Lavoie, and John Lithgow, and follows a family that discovers a mysterious graveyard in the woods behind their new home.
Louis Creed (Clarke), a doctor from Boston, Massachusetts, moves to the small town of Ludlow, Maine, with his wife Rachel (Seimetz), their two young children, Ellie and Gage (Laurence and Lavolie), and Ellie’s cat, Church. 

Thu
11
Apr

Blackcats sign college letters of intent

BCISD photo
Signing recent letters of intent are Blackcats, from left, Jon Ruiz, Justin Brinkley and Javien Times, who are joined by their families. Ruiz and Times both signed letters of intent to play football at Sul Ross State University – the Lobos – while Brinkley signed to play football for the Crusaders at Mary Hardin-Baylor University. Ruiz is the son of Jose and Maxine Ruiz. Brinkley is the son of Bryant and Demettrice Brinkley. And Times is the son of Johnathon and April Times.

Thu
11
Apr

FEMA releases flood maps for Matagorda County

   The revised preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) are available for review by residents and business owners in all communities and the unincorporated areas of Matagorda County.
  Officials encourage property owners to review the latest information to learn about local flood risks and potential future flood insurance requirements.
   For this physical map revision, the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) for Matagorda County serve multiple purposes, including defining Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHAs) and setting rates for flood insurance.  
   FHAs are areas at high risk for flooding. Communities and residents can use the information to make informed decisions about building, development, and flood insurance. 

Thu
11
Apr

MEHOP scholarship fundraiser a success

   MEHOP raised $4,945 at its crawfish boil and bake sale Friday, April 5. 
   The proceeds will go towards the Nina Sicking Memorial Scholarship at Texas A&M–Corpus Christi (TAMUCC). 
    “Fundraising for Nina’s scholarship is an annual event for us” said Donna Huitt, marketing director.
   “We have hosted various fund-raising events over the years and this year our staff decided on a crawfish boil.” 
   With almost 400 tickets sold and an almost near-sellout of baked goods, MEHOP will be able to make another sizable contribution to the scholarship fund this year.  
   MEHOP established the scholarship in 2014 through TAMU in memory of their co-worker Nina Sicking who lost her battle with Cancer. 

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