Lifestyle

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22
Aug

"Milsap plays to sold-out Rotary concert" by: Jessica Shepard

Six-time Grammy Award winner Ronnie Milsap played to a packed crowd during the Bay City Rotary Club's annual Summer Concert, Aug. 17. Milsap's performance lasted just over an hour and featured many of his chart-topping hits.
Sentinel photo/Jessica Shepard

   Estimates put this year’s annual Rotary Concert attendance at over 950 people. 
   “We sold roughly 1,000 total tickets,” said Bay City Rotary Club President Jason Childers in a phone interview Aug. 20. 
   “It’s hard to say exactly how many people were physically there, but we were sold out of tickets weeks ago. I think we had an amazing turnout – I mean, we were at standing room only by the time Ronnie Millsap took the stage.” 
   Milsap was this year’s headliner with local American Idol contestant Colby Swift opening featuring a mix of his personal songs and a few covers. 

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Thu
22
Aug

"BCISD OKs new tax rate" by: Mike Reddell

New conceptual image of Linnie Roberts Elementary was viewed by school board Monday.

   Bay City school trustees approved a tax rate of $1.53731 per $100 valuation and will have a public meeting Sept. 16 for a hearing on the levy and to discuss the fiscal 2020-21 budget, the school board decided at its regular meeting Monday, Aug. 20.
   That levy breaks down to $1.05365 per $100 valuation for maintenance, and 48.366 cents for debt service. 
   Last year’s tax rate was $1.55222 per $100 valuation and the effective rate is $1.58304 to pay for the same level of maintenance and operations revenue and to pay debt service.
   The total appraised value of all property this year is $1,702,459,118, up from $1,626,877,784 last year. 
   The total taxable value of all property is $1,432,091,095, compared to last year’s $1,351,332,441.

Thu
22
Aug

Mayor honors top readers

Mayor Robert Nelson recently recognized top Bay City Public Library readers. Cameron Dueck took first place with 12,695 minutes read, Landen Dueck earned second with 4,760 minutes and Madelyn Hurtado earned third place with 2,475 minutes. Pictured are: Bay City Library Youth Services Specialist Andrea Savage, Landen Dueck, Cameron Dueck, Madelyn Hurtado, Mayor Robert Nelson, and Bay City Public Library Director Samantha Denbow.
Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell

Thu
22
Aug

"Reel Reviews: ‘Good Boys’ hilarious look at modern tweens coming of age" by: Jessica Shepard

   If you’ve seen the trailer for “Good Boys” or seen ANY movie with Seth Rogan either in it or directing, then you’re prepared for this movie.
   Despite its rating and some of the subject matter, I still spent more time laughing than not and it’s currently ranked No. 1 at theaters worldwide.
   Good Boys is rated R for strong crude sexual content, drug, and alcohol material, and language throughout - all involving tweens.
   The film stars Jacob Tremblay, Josh Caras, Chance Hurstfield, Izaac Wang, Brady Noon, Millie Davis, Molly Gordon, Midori Francis, and Keith Williams, and tells the story of the misadventures of three sixth-graders who try to impress their classmates.
Max (Tremblay) is a hormonal middle school kid whose father is going on a business trip. 
   He tells Max not to touch his drone while he is gone as it’s for his work and not a toy. 

Thu
22
Aug

New teacher breakfast

Sentinel photo/Jessica Shepard
New Bay City and Van Vleck ISD teachers enjoyed some fellowship and breakfast as part of the Bay City Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture's new teacher breakfast, Aug. 16. Door prizes were raffled off, featuring donations from many local businesses. Above, Bay City ISD Chief Communications Officer Allison Sliva helped hand out door prizes.

Thu
22
Aug

"County ISDs get TEA ratings" by: Jessica Shepard

   Almost all local school districts rated a “B” according to the Texas Education Agency State Accountability Ratings released district and campus ratings, Aug. 14. 
   The state accountability system is known as “A through F” gives schools and districts a grade based on student achievement, school progress/growth and closing the achievement gap. 
   Tidehaven, Palacios, Bay City, and Van Vleck ISD all received “B” ratings while Matagorda ISD earned a “C.” 
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Thu
22
Aug

Pet, animal adoptions on tap at Bay City Tractor Supply

   Bay City Tractor Supply Company will host animal adoptions, a pet supplies drive and more during their annual Out Here with Animals celebration – a month-long event that recognizes pets, animals and the people who care for them. 
The celebration will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24.
As part of the pet-centric happenings, animal lovers will have the opportunity to engage with team members about pet and animal care while supporting local rescue groups that are looking to find a safe home for animals in need. 
   “Tractor Supply celebrates pets and animals of all shapes and sizes year-round, and with our annual Out Here with Animals event, we get to spotlight our customers, their pets and the local rescue groups that play an integral role in the Bay City community,” said Travis Wessels, manager of Bay City Tractor Supply. 

Thu
22
Aug

Hands-on with wildlife

Sentinel photo/Jessica Shepard
Animal Control officer Dotty Grandstaff, center, partnered with the Bay City Public Library to present "Rocking Wildlife" Aug. 14. Grandstaff brought several rescued animals and her own pets for children and parents to see and touch. She also talked about wildlife safety with attendees.

Thu
22
Aug

BCISD police prepare for school

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Bay City ISD PD has been diligently working together on traffic control routes for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year. The department review start-of-school traffic plans for every campus at the school board meeting Monday night, Aug. 19.

Thu
22
Aug

BCCDC mixer has wide appeal

The Bay City Community Development Corporation hosted the Bay City Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture's monthly "Business After Hours" event, Aug. 15. The event drew a large crowd of businesspeople and elected officials.
Sentinel photo/Jessica Shepard

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