Lifestyle

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"Airport zoning revision goes before council" by: Mike Reddell

   A public hearing on an amendment to the Bay City Regional Airport zoning ordinance March 18 was to be followed by a vote Tuesday afternoon, March 23.
   If the Bay City Matagorda County Airport Zoning Board votes to amend the ordinance at the 4 p.m. Tuesday meeting, the ordinance will be placed on City Council’s regular meeting agenda for approval later that day.
   The Sentinel has a noon Tuesday press deadline and coverage of board and council action on the amendment will be in next week’s edition.
   The amended ordinance also goes to Commissioners Court for county approval.
   The public hearing was at Schulman’s MBG and the presentation included the ordinance’s new name: Consolidated Hazard Area and Compatible Land Use Zoning Regulations.
   That change to the 55-year-old airport zoning ordinance reflected the “inclusion of hazard areas adjacent to the airport property.” 

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25
Mar

Crisis Center discuses services at library

Sentinel photo/Jessica Shepard
Crisis Center employees Ashley Danna and Beverly Escobar gave a brief overview of services offered at the Crisis Center to a small audience at the Bay City Public Library Monday, March 22. They discussed the history of the center, services for children and adults, and community outreach events. They plan on having monthly informational sessions at the library on the last Monday of each month.

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25
Mar

"Trade Days, Smoke Off top the events for this weekend" by: Jessica Shepard

   Matagorda County Trade Days are slated for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 26, around the courthouse square.
   Artisans, crafters, and more from across the state arrive in Bay City the fourth Saturday of every month, bringing beautifully handcrafted items for your shopping pleasure with everything ranging from exquisite jewelry, fashionable clothing, and pottery to one-of-a-kind masterpieces of anything you can imagine.
   The Bay City Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) hosts the “2nd Annual Riverside Smoke Off” starting at 4:50 p.m. Saturday, March 26, at Riverside Park.
   “March brings rodeos, cook-offs, Spring Fever, and celebrating Texas!” said PARD Supervisor Kelly Penewitt.
   “What a great way to celebrate the Lone Star State with the second annual Riverside Smoke Off!”
   Cookers can enter seven categories: brisket, chicken, pork ribs, beef ribs, beans, Dutch oven sweet, and best-decorated site.

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25
Mar

Westwood Inn holds ribbon-cutting ceremony

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
Westwood Inn in Matagorda celebrated its ribbon-cutting ceremony under the direction of Bay City Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture Friday, March 19. Guests were given guided tours of some the motel’s 22 units.

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25
Mar

"Reel Reviews: ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ has overall positive message for viewers" by: Jessica Shepard

   I expected the theater to be more crowded during spring break, but I did snag an early afternoon screening of “Raya and the Last Dragon” to enjoy by myself in a mostly empty theater.
   That decision was spurred on by not wanting to participate take part in Disney’s experiment on “premiere access” of newly released films on top of monthly subscribers’ usual costs.
   Plus, it costs me less than $30 to see the movie and get a drink; though I’m sure if you’re going out with friends or family you might want to consider watching the film at home.
   Raya and the Last Dragon is a computer-animated fantasy action film produced by Walt Disney Pictures and Walt Disney Animation Studios, and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.
   It’s rated PG for some violence, action and thematic elements and lasts 107 minutes long.

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25
Mar

Calls from Matagorda County volunteer fire departments

   Bay City Volunteer Fire Department:
   On March 18, 2021 at 1:47 p.m., Bay City Volunteer Fire Department responded to a propane leak at the 3500 block of FM 2540.
   On March 18, 2021 at 4:16 p.m., Bay City Volunteer Fire Department responded to a grass fire on CR 234.
   On March 20, 2021 at 8:54 p.m., Bay City Volunteer Fire Department responded to a grass fire on FM 2668.
   On March 21, 2021 at 1:42 a.m., Bay City Volunteer Fire Department responded to a rekindle on FM 2668.
   On March 21, 2021 at 6:02 p.m., Bay City Volunteer Fire Department responded to a grass fire at the 200 block of Brazos Drive.
   Sargent Volunteer Fire Department:
   On March 15, 2021 at 5:18 p.m., Sargent Volunteer Fire Department responded to a motor vehicle accident on Gulf View Drive.
   On March 16, 2021 at 11:32 a.m., Sargent Volunteer Fire Department responded to a medical emergency on CR 204.

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25
Mar

Matagorda Mural

The new mural at the just-opened Westwood Inn in Matagorda was painted by Raleigh Conklin and Fred Chitwood. The mural is part of a countywide mural project directed by City of Bay City Tourism Director Heidi Martinez. Conklin and Chitwood, for example, are working on another mural in Bay City at the old Antique Mall. Martinez said she and her team are working on possible murals in Palacios and Sargent.
Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell

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25
Mar

"Ladycats face North Forest" by: Mike Reddell

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
Coach Darin Dabelgott shows girls the district championship trophy they won.

   “This is the best team I’ve ever had,” Bay City Ladycat Soccer Head Coach Darin Dabelgott exclaimed after his squad defeated Needville 10-0 in the last district game to claim the District 24-4A title Saturday, March 30.
   Dabelgott has plenty of playoff experience, but this year’s team was heavy in experience en route to a 20-0 overall record and 14-0 in district.
   “We have lots of seniors,” he explained, and the team also plays lots of underclassmen, setting the stage for future victories.
   “Everybody gelled out there,” Dabelgott said of Saturday’s game, one of the marks of this year’s team.
      The team set several school records this year, including the most goals scored (106) and the least amount of goals scored upon (8).
   Bay City will begin its playoff campaign with a home bi-district contest against North Forest at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 26.

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25
Mar

"Tiger Baseball"By Eddie Russell Head Coach Tidehaven Baseball

Photo/Anna Hernandez
Tiger senior Nick Rodriguez is safe at home after the Palacios catches loses the ball. Tidehaven won the March 16 game 8-7.

   This week Tidehaven opened up district play with a 4-2 win over Hallettsville.   
   Kyus Saha dominated on mound with 6 shutout innings, striking out 9 giving up only 2 hits.    
   Hunter Little came in relief in the 7th and gave up 2 runs on 2 walks, 1 HBP and one hit in 2/3 innings.   
   Logan Crow got the final out. Leading hitter with 2 hits was Logan Crow.  
   Getting a huge 2-out, 2-rbi single was Kyus Saha.   
   On Friday, the Tigers traveled to the Flatonia tournament and got beat 17-6, game one against Round Top Carmine.  
   Connor Claxton pitched 3 innings, giving up the 5 runs, only 2 earned.   
   A combination of Hunter Little, Taylor Rickaway and Kevin Rickaway and Jackson Sones. Leading hitters with 2 hits each were Ricky Rubio and Connor Claxton.
    In game 2 Friday, the Tigers dropped a 7-4 game to Flatonia.  

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25
Mar

Wardens rescue father, son from capsized boat

   The following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) law enforcement reports.
            Good Samaritans
   A Marion County Game Wardens responded to Lake O the Pines regarding a capsized vessel. Several fishermen close to the incident rescued an 80-year-old male and his son and transported them to a boat ramp. EMS arrived on scene and then transported the older male to the hospital for observation.
     A Little Mud on the Tires
   A Polk County Game Warden received a call from dispatch regarding individuals loading up a deer. A Polk County deputy was in the area and assisted the warden in patrolling the area based on the original call. 

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