Lifestyle

Thu
15
Nov

Fun Run for the Waves

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
Runners, walkers and bikers get started on Wellness Matagorda County’s Run for the Waves Saturday, Nov. 10. Wellness Matagorda will use the proceeds towards its latest family health fitness project – the Aquatics Center Project. The center will feature indoor and outdoor swimming areas for all Matagorda County residents. Wellness Matagorda’s previous projects include the hike and bike trail behind Bay City High School and MRMC Wellness and Rehabilitation that’s part of FEMA.

Thu
15
Nov

Nana's House of Treats hosts ribbon cutting

Sentinel photo/Jessica Shepard
Nana's House of Treats celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Nov. 9. At the ceremony, owners Chad and Beverly Trombatore received a ceremonial "first dollar" from the Bay City Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture.

Thu
15
Nov

Veterans Appreciation Parade

Matagorda County veterans wave from their float at the Veterans Appreciation Parade Saturday, Nov. 10, in downtown Bay City.
Sentinel photo/Jessica Shepard

Thu
15
Nov

Scardami earns Accredited Asset Management Specialist designation

   James Scardami of the financial services firm Edward Jones in Bay City has achieved the professional designation of Accredited Asset Management Specialist.
   Scardami successfully completed the Accredited Asset Management Specialist, or AAMS, Professional Education Program from the Denver-based College for Financial Planning. 
   Those who complete the program, pass a final exam, and sign a code of ethics and disclosure form earn the AAMS designation.
   This advanced training offers investment professionals the hands-on information needed to provide comprehensive financial services.
   Study topics include understanding the asset management process and understanding asset allocation and strategies.

Thu
15
Nov

Bonnen announces support from 109 members to be next Texas House speaker

The Texas Tribune

Thu
08
Nov

"McDonald narrowly wins county judge re-election" by: Jessica Shepard

   County Judge Nate McDonald narrowly won re-election Tuesday as nearly half of Matagorda County’s 21,654 registered voters turned out to vote.
   A total of 10,636 or 49.1 percent of voters cast ballots in early, absentee and election-day polls.
   The JP 1 referendum on the legal sale of all alcohol beverages, including mixed drinks - Proposition A - passed with 2,065 votes or 74.6 percent of the total votes cast.
   Leading off with this election year’s countywide contested races are:

Thu
08
Nov

"County OKs reinvestment zone for Air Liquide plant" by: Mike Reddell

   The tax abatement reinvestment zone for Air Liquide’s proposed $107 million production plant was unanimously approved by Matagorda County Commissioners Court Monday, Nov. 5.
   Noting that Air Liquide’s continued negotiations with the Port of Bay City Authority were in place, Precinct 2 Commissioner Kent Pollard moved to approve the reinvestment zone that will be on 20.64 acres near Oxea of FM 3057.
   Air Liquide is seeking a five-year tax abatement - 100 percent in 2021 and dropping yearly to 55 percent in Year 5 in 2025 - as part of the reinvestment zone designation.
   Air Liquide’s proposed manufacturing plant will produce argon, nitrogen and oxygen.
   The plant will be near Air Liquide’s industrial gas pipelines that run through Matagorda County from Lake Charles, La., to Bishop, Texas.
   Construction on the plant is slated to begin in May 2019.

Thu
08
Nov

An interested, but hesitant, greeting

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
A Bay City student tentatively reaches to pet a piglet that was part of the Ag Day instructional program sponsored by Farm Bureau at the Matagorda County Fairgrounds last Friday, Nov. 2. Kids learned about foods, rice and cotton farming, ranching, farm safety and several other topics.

Thu
08
Nov

"Pool curfew draws ire of parents, swimmers at council meeting" by: Mike Reddell

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
The Government Finance Officers Association awarded the City of Bay City the “Distinguished Budget Presentation Award” for its Fiscal Year 2018 Budget. Shown, from left, are: Councilman Jason Childers; Finance Director Scotty Jones; Council Member Julie Estlinbaum; Jennifer Leverett and Starla Justice, finance department; Mayor Mark Bricker; Council Member Becca Sitz; Sharmane Brown, finance department; Council Member Chrystal Folse; and Councilman Bill Cornman.

   Parents, swimmers and BCISD staff members took issue with the swimming pool curfew - prompted by the lack of overhead lighting - at the Bay City Pool at city council’s regular meeting Thursday, Nov. 1.
   Bay City High School Swim Team Coach Bob Button said the curfew caused the cancellation of a recent swim meet.
   The curfew “seems very odd with little notice,” said Robert Vargas, a parent of a BCHS swimmer.
   “Why not notify the team in August when Button schedules meets,” Vargas asked.
   The timing of and confusion from the curfew after sunset came after a lengthy repair process of the pool’s heating system that affected swim team practices.

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Thu
08
Nov

"Scardami has gift goal for this year’s ‘Toys for Tots’" by: Jessica Shepard

Contributed photo
Marine Toys for Tots sponsor James Scardami, above cleans out a section of clearance toys at Walmart recently to get closer to his goal for toys for every child on his list. Toy and donation drop-off boxes are found all over the county.

   With over a dozen drop-off sites, Toys for Tots Matagorda County is aiming to provide Christmas joy to 1,000 local children of all ages.
   “Our goal is to give every child four toys, four stocking stuffers and a book for Christmas,” said Toys for Tots coordinator James Scardami.
   “Every toy that gets donated here locally, stays in Matagorda County. I started this campaign because I’m a Marine and I believe every child deserves a Christmas gift.”
   The toys will be arranged in age-specific groupings before being given out to registered families.
   “According to the foundation, toys for infants and teenagers are the hardest to come by,” he said.
   “Right now, we’re accepting toys for all ages as well as applications.”
   Applications can be found online at toysfortots.org and searching for Matagorda County when prompted.

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