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Thu
07
Feb

BC in thick of district race

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
Blackcat senior Anthony Perry (5)  goes up over a Sweeny defender last Friday for a layup. Bay City defeated Sweeny 72-63.

   The Bay  City Blackcats (17-10, 4-2) defeated Sweeny 72-63 there Friday, Feb. 1, and were to play Brazosport Tuesday night, Feb. 5. 
   Brazosport (11-11, 4-1) is leading District 24-4A-1 by one game over the Blackcats and LaMargue (18-13, 4-2), both tied for second place. Bay City has six players among the district’s top 10 scores. 
   They include: (2) senior Anthony Perry with 262 points, 18.8 points per game (ppg); (3) senior TJ Roberson, 172, 9.6 ppg; (4) junior Rodney Mitchell, 120, 8.6 ppg; (6) junior Marcus Edwards, 128, 7.5 ppg; (8) junior Ke’Vaughn Gaskin, 114, 6.7 ppg; and (10) Ky’Adrian Green, 25, 2.5 ppg.

Thu
07
Feb

Tidehaven basketball greats

Sentinel photo/Jessica Shepard
The greatest basketball team in Tidehaven history was honored Friday. Feb. 1, at half-time of the boy’s game vs Danbury. Team members are Chris Grice, Carl Grice, Shawn Kacer, Joe Rocha (RIP), Henry Chavez, Blaine Beck, Larry Sanford, Aaron Nelson, Ken Johnson, Cody Holloway (trainer, jack of all trades) Mark Galvez (statistician), Mike Tobola (AD), Ralf Halderman, Mike Pierce (assistant coach) and Jerry Haines, head coach.

Thu
07
Feb

Wood new LyondellBasell Matagorda site manager

Tony Wood

   Tony Wood is  the new site manager of the Matagorda Complex of LyondellBasell.
   “I am excited to take the helm of the Matagorda facility because of the community that surrounds it and our people who continue to safely operate this site,” said Wood. 
   “I look forward to working with one of the best teams in the industry, supporting our neighbors and continuing to create opportunities for this city and our company.”
   Originally from Lake Charles, La., Wood brings more than 25 years of experience in petrochemical manufacturing to the role. 
   Previously Wood served as site manager, operations manager, and maintenance and reliability manager at other LyondellBasell facilities along the Gulf Coast. 
   He earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from McNeese State University.

Thu
07
Feb

BCHS DECA advances six to state

Contributed photo

   Bay City High School sent six DECA students to compete in District competition at Ridge Point High School in Missouri City, Texas on January 19th. All six scored high enough to qualify for the state DECA conference and competition in Dallas on February 21-23rd.
   Melissa Garcia and Heidi Baltazar competed in the Community Service Event.  They held a blanket, book, and bear drive earlier this school year and made up care bags to give to CPS and police officers for any emergency situations for little people.  
   Rachel Schwartz and Hannah Sliva competed in the Learn and Earn Event. They created January 2019 through June 2019 school calendars with pictures from Bay City High School featured on each month’s page.

Thu
07
Feb

BCHS Robotics Team qualifies for Region

Contributed photo

   The Bay City High School Robotics Team has advanced to Regional Competition after their strong finish at the Palacios Meet February 2nd, where they took 10 of the 20 awards given at the meet.
   Despite a few major equipment failures near the end, the team still managed to perform well in Palacios and advance to the next round. To qualify for Regions, teams had to finish in the top five. BCHS had two teams finish in the top five – the Decepticats and the Avenge-a-cats.
   The BCHS teams earned the following awards:
   Finalist (2nd place) Captain 15520 Avenge-a-Cats 
   Finalist Alliance Partner 13886 Decepticats 
   Inspire 2nd 15520 Avenge-a-Cats 
   Inspire 3rd 13886 Decepticats 
   Think Award 13886 Decepticats 
   Connect Award 15520 Avenge-a-Cats 
   Connect 2nd 13886 Decepticats 
   Design 2nd 15520 Avenge-a-Cats 
   Motivate 2nd 15520 Avenge-a-Cats 
   Control 2nd 13886 Decepticats 

Thu
07
Feb

Bay City High School Powerlifters earn several first places

Photo courtesy Magda MIrelez & Mari-Yamel Irizarry

Bay City High School Powerlifters came away with several firsts at the Palacios High School Powerlifting Meet Feb 2.
1st place finishers --
Orlando M - 148 pound boys
Jonathan P - 181 pound boys
Madison Mi - 259 pound girls
2nd place finishers --
Alliyah G - 165 pound girls
Ivan D - 275 pound boys
Javien T - heavy weight boys
3rd place finishers
Xandria G - 105 pound girls
Maddy M - 132 pound girls
Michael G - 242 pound boys
All the athletes improved their total scores from the previous meet!
Team finishes were 4th for the girls and 4th for the boys.
Head Coach is Jacob Wertz.

Thu
07
Feb

BCISD on teacher assault incidents

   Bay City ISD is aware of growing concern among some members of the community regarding the incidents of student assault against district educators. While state and federal law prohibit the district from sharing certain details, the district recognizes that those expressing concerns may not have accurate facts.
   Any employee or individual may file a criminal complaint with the BCISD Police Department, and the Police Department is then responsible for investigating the complaint and referring the matter to the district attorney for review. During the 2018-2019 school year, four separate complaints have been filed with the BCISD Police Department alleging student assault on an educator: 
   (1) during a student-student altercation in a classroom, a student tossed a trash can which struck a teacher in September 2018; 

Fri
01
Feb

"An update on Mayor Mark Bricker’s veto of a City Charter revision election" by: Mike Reddell

City Council scheduled two meetings Feb. 4 and 5 – one to discuss the May 4 city charter revision election and another to override Mayor Mark Bricker veto of the ordinance calling that election.

Bricker vetoed last Tuesday Ordinance No. 1630 that council approved Jan. 24 calling for three charter changes that include changing the council-mayor form to government to council/mayor-city manager.

The other two election propositions are for extending city council terms from two to three years and to call for city charter reviews when needed as opposed to every five years.

Bricker’s veto didn’t apply to Ordinance No. 1629 - calling for the election of a mayor and three council positions – that council also approved at the Jan. 24 regular meeting.

Thu
31
Jan

"Council OKs May 4 election for candidates, charter changes" by: Mike Reddell

   The mayor and three council seats – plus three city charter propositions that include a council/mayor-city manager form of government – were placed on the May 4 election ballot by City Council at its regular meeting, Thursday, Jan. 24.
   The three charter revision propositions are the result of months of meetings of the 2018 charter review committee and city council.
   In addition, council devoted three days to charter review last week that included a workshop and two town hall meetings, with City Attorney Anne Marie Odefy explaining each proposition - that drew significant citizen participation.

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Thu
31
Jan

Archery aiming practice at Camofest

Sentinel photo/Jessica Shepard
Lower Colorado River Authority Park Program Coordinator Paige Leadford, left, was teaching children how to aim and shoot a bow in order to hit a target - a ball floating mid-air - during the third annual Camofest event, Jan. 26.

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