Officers investigate stabbing

Sentinel photo/MaLinda Reddell
Officers gather outside an apartment complex that was the scene of stabbing last Friday, Oct. 11.

   A Bay City woman was arrested on warrants after police went to an apartment complex to investigate a stabbing Friday afternoon, Oct. 11, police reports show.
Detectives are investigating a stabbing that occurred on Friday, October 11th, 2019,
   Officers were sent to 1801 Palm Village in reference to a stabbing at 1:37 p.m. Friday.
   Upon arrival, officers contacted the victim who claimed he was just stabbed in the arm with a knife by his child’s mother.
   The victim said the woman left the scene walking, just before officers’ arrival.

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Matagorda Day fun

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
This year's annual Matagorda Day celebration started off a little chilly Saturday, Oct. 12. By mid-morning, children were enjoying a variety of activities including pumpkin decorating, above. The event helped raise money for the Matagorda Volunteer Fire Department.


Constitutional amendment early vote to begin Oct. 21

   Early voting will begin Oct. 21 for the Nov. 5 Constitutional Amendment Election that features 10 propositions and two Port of Bay City Authority Commissioner elections – one opposed and the other unopposed.
   Early voting will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 21-25 and Oct. 28-Nov. 1, at the Bay City Service Center, 2105 Ave. M, Bay City, and Matagorda County Courthouse Annex, 405 Commerce, in Palacios.
   The Constitutional Amendment Special Election voting will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5. Polling places will be included in upcoming Sentinel editions before Nov. 5 election.
   In the race for Position 3 Commissioner are incumbent Joey Sliva and challenger Donald Simons.
   Lee Weathers is unopposed for the Position 4 Commissioner seat.
The 10 proposed constitutional amendments are:
   Proposition 1 “The constitutional amendment permitting a person to hold more than one office as a municipal judge at the same time.”


Saturday household hazardous waste collection event

   The 25th Annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day will be from 8 a.m. - noon Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Matagorda County Fairgrounds.
   Household hazardous waste is any product labeled: toxic, corrosive, poison, flammable, combustible or an irritant.
   This also includes things such as used batteries, pool chemicals, pesticides, and herbicides as well as household cleaners.
   A limit of eight tires will be taken per household, but they cannot be tractor or semi tires.
   Electronic waste such as computers, printers or cellphones also will be accepted.
   Do not bring:

  •     Explosives
  •     TVs
  •     Newspapers or magazines
  •     Farm or business waste
  •     Radioactive materials
  •     Dioxins
  •     Compressed gas cylinders

   For more information call 979-244-2717.i


Jamaica hosts variety of food vendors

Sentinel photo/Jessica Shepard
Our Lady of Guadalupe's annual parish Jamaica was full of colorful food stalls, games and children's activities Oct. 13. Many of the food vendors made delectable treats fresh right in front of customers, above, ranging from snacks, main dishes, and desserts to Aguas frescas and snow cones.


"Rice dish winners announced" by: Jessica Shepard

   Over 100 entries were featured at the annual “Rice Dish Round-Up,” Oct. 1.
   Entries are broken into one of four age divisions for grades 1-5, grades 6-8, grades 9-12 and adults.
   There are five food categories that can be entered: main dish, side dish, snack or appetizer, bread, and dessert.
   “An individual may also enter more than one category if they choose to do so,” said Matagorda County Extension Agent for Family and Community Health Gabby Washington.
   “Each dish in the contest must have at least ½ cup cooked rice, 2 cups rice cereal products, 1 cup rice flour, or ½ cup cooked rice pasta.”
   Rice Dish Roundup Grand Champions included: Tate Tinnin, grades 1-5; Trevor Frazier, grades 6-8; Will Frazier, grades 9-12; and Kathy Jackson, adult division.
   Blue ribbons for grades 1-5 went to: Tate Tinnin, main and side dish; Roman Wilson, snack or appetizer; Kane spencer, bread; and Reese Busby, dessert.


Zombie Run set for Oct. 26

   Bay City Parks and Recreation Department is looking for help to stop the zombie horde from invading Riverside Park beginning at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26.
   “Since Hurricane Harvey hit in 2017, Zombies have started to infiltrate the Wilderness Circle in Riverside Park,” said Kelly Penewitt, Parks and Recreation Supervisor.  
   Zombies and Zombie hunters are wanted to run – on and off road- this wilderness course that starts off on the pipeline, continues the Wilderness Trail, then down the road onto the jogging trail and finishes at the Riverside Ranger Station.  
   Zombies will have to be careful as there are obstacles along the way.  
   Zombie Hunters will be armed with marshmallow guns to “stun” the zombies.  
   At the end of the run, there will be a Riverside Liberation party with light refreshments.
   Event registration is now open, with current early registration and day of run fees at $35.


"Bay City hopes to get over the hump for B’Port, homecoming" by: Mike Reddell

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
Blackcat quarterback Carlos Lara (1) turns the corner around a Fulshear defender in their game Friday.

   It’s Blackcat Homecoming Week and Head Coach Pat Matthews said his team will build on improving rushing and passing attacks as it prepares for the Brazosport Exporters this Friday at Memorial Stadium.
   “We’re getting closer and closer but not getting over the hump,” Matthews said about last Friday’s game with Fulshear, where Bay City (0-3, 0-6) led in most categories except the final score, 21-14.
   Bay City had 16 first downs to Fulshear’s 14, while the Blackcats had 290 total offensive yards to Fulshear’s 247 yards.
   The Blackcats had 175 rushing yards to Fulshear’s 156 yards.
   Bay City’s running game was paced by senior running back RJ Mitchell with 69 yards and Blackcat quarterback Carlos Lara’s 68 yards.
   In the passing game, Lara was 12-22 for 129 yards and no interceptions.


"Tidehaven wins 21-14 over cross-county, district rival Van Vleck" by: Mike Reddell

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
Tidehaven quarterback Blake Garcia (7) stiff arms past a Van Vleck defender on a play up the middle in the Tidehaven-Van Vleck game Friday. Garcia had a team-high 164 yards.

   Tidehaven defeated Van Vleck 21-14 in a cross-county rivalry and District 14-3A-2 game that included a ribbon-cutting ceremony for stadium improvements at the Delvin L. Taska Tiger Stadium at El Maton last Friday.
   The final score accurately reflected a tight ball game where momentum often shifted with key turnovers – both quarterbacks threw pickoffs that ended promising drives.
   Rushing was the order of the day between the teams, with Tidehaven (2-1, 3-4) rushed for 291 yards and Van Vleck (0-2, 2-3) for 206 yards.
   In passing yardage, the Tigers had 60 yards, while the Leopards had 42 yards.
   Tidehaven had 351 total yards to Van Vleck’s 248 combined yards.
   Tidehaven quarterback Blake Garcia had a team-high 164 yards rushing.
   Jose Martinez compiled 68 yards on the ground and Ben Ruiz had six carries for 33 yards.
   Leopard junior Sam Bree had a team-high 125 yards rushing.


BCHS all-region choir

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Over 100 students from 10 different schools competed at Bay City High School Oct. 5, in the All-Region Choir competition. Five students from BCHS placed in the top 12 of their sections to be named to the All-Region Choir: Isabella Rasmussen, Jazmine Harris, Rebecca Billings, Talia Yoxtheimer, and Taylor Elliot. The All-Region clinic and concert will take place at Bay City High School on Saturday, November 16th. The BCISD choirs are under the direction of Dr. Kara Cowart.


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