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Feb

Springlike start for softball season

More than 600 people - including more than 200 players age 3-15 on 21 teams - enjoyed
almost perfect weather conditions for the opening of the Bay City Girls Softball Association’s 2015 season Saturda morning. An estimated $8,000 was raised during an auction of colorful cakes festooned with softball themes.
Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell

Thu
19
Feb

City honors girl for giving hope to animals

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
Bay City council honored Hope Cornett by proclaiming Friday, Feb.13 as Hope Cornett Day. Honoring Hope (third from left) are council members Carolyn Thames, Julie Estlinbaum, Mayor Mark Bricker, and council members Chrystal Folse and Bill Cornman.

   A proclamation recognizing Feb. 13 as Hope Cornett Day was approved by city council Thursday night, Feb. 12.
   “A local nine year-old girl known by some as “the cat whisperer” is an avid animal lover and has a heart for volunteering,” the proclamation reads.
   It adds that on her ninth birthday she “generously and nobly asked for money so she could provide the animals at the local impound with food and frills.”
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19
Feb

Tidehaven: Food options to students

Tidehaven High School Senior Vivian Kuykendall, at left, is all smiles as she selects her food at the cafeteria lunch line this week.
Sentinel photo/Jessica Shepard

   Chicken and broccoli stir fry, chicken jambalaya, beef teriyaki, and barbecue pork usually aren’t the types of meals you think of finding in a high school cafeteria.
   Freshly baked pizza with whole grain dough made from scratch isn’t one of those entrees either, but Tidehaven ISD is revamping their food service program from the ground up.
   Students are getting more lunch and breakfast options and flavors to tempt their palettes.
   “Where we had one option before, we now have three at the high school,” said Superintendent Dr. Siegrist.
   “The junior high and elementaries once had one meal offering and now have two.”
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19
Feb

Bundick grateful for 1st responders

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
Margaret Bundick hands Bay City Police Captain Robert Lister a donation to the 100 Club, at city council last week, to recognize first responders who came to her aid during an auto accident last year.

   Margaret Bundick praised the work of first responders who worked to extract her after she was trapped in a vehicle accident last year, she told city council Thursday, Feb. 12. 
  “They got me out in 45 minutes,” she said, during council’s public comments period. 
Thu
19
Feb

Hatton BCPD officer of the month

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BCPD K-9 Officer Keith Hatton with Kim.

   Bay City Police K-9 Officer Keith Hatton was selected Officer of the Month for January. .  
   Hatton, with Bay City Police Department since 1996, began with the department as a reserve officer.  
   In 2000, Hatton was hired as a full-time officer and worked for the department until 2005.  
   For 26 months, Hatton worked alongside military troops in Iraq, helping train Iraqi police forces with Dynacorp. .  
   Hatton returned to the department in January 2008.  
Thu
12
Feb

Operation Cupid

Operation Cupid is being prepped for Saturday's deliveries from the Bay City Post Office. With the help of anonymous donations, Valentine's Day stuffed animals will be delivered by carriers to economically disadvantaged children.

Thu
12
Feb

Competition soon to heat up for top steak grilling team

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
The Don Davis cook-off team won the Boys & Girls Club Great Steak Cook-off last year. Event Chairman Janet Peden and co-chairman David LaVassaur (second from right) join the dealership’s defending champion team, including, from left: Jason Morrison, Glen Davis, Morman Watts and Larry Purkey in showing off the cook-off championship trophy, grilling accessories and a can for tips that can determine the Crowd Favorite.

March 28 may seem a while off, but if you belong to a steak cook-off team that has to make lots of preparations, it’s just around the corner.
   Some 18 cookoff teams will be working on their sizzling entries for that Saturday at the Fifth Annual Great Steak Cook-off that benefits the Boys & Girls Club of Bay City and Matagorda County.
   Cook-off team members are as much performers as they are cooks - the teams will compete to grill the tastiest meat and to claim the title of No. 1 crowd favorite.
   Each team of four cooks will seek votes for Crowd Favorite by attracting people with hors d’oeuvres or raffle chances.
Thu
12
Feb

ARC of Matagorda County recognizes 20+ years of service

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ARC of Matagorda County recognized, from left, Ruth Morgan, Greg Crain, current president, and Sandra Kimbell for their years of service. Morgan and Kimbell have been instrumental in ARC’s many changes during their 20+ years of service.

Thu
12
Feb

BCHS Teacher named Matagorda County Soil & Conservation District's Teacher of the Year

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BCHS teacher Diana Frankson was recently named Matagorda County Soil & Conservation District's Teacher of the Year. Frankson and Billy Mann, a member of the conservation district, show off the plaque she received.

Thu
12
Feb

Father-Daughter Dance fundraiser

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Stuart Lynn​ escorted his daughter Jaley Lynn and his granddaughter Brielle Ramirez, at the Father Daughter Dance at the Blessing Community Center Feb 7. He’s shown here with his granddaughter at the dance that drew about 50 girls, from 2-10, There were 38 fathers present - some with three little girls - at the dance that featured a DJ. This is the third year for the dance that is a fundraiser for the Tidehaven Class of 2017 and a $200 scholarship for a Tidehaven senior in memory of Rudy Rameriz.

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