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Thu
20
Aug

Detectives investigate shooting

   A 27-year-old man was shot and seriously hurt on the west side of Bay City and was taken to a Houston hospital by Life Flight early Tuesday morning, Aug. 18, Bay City police said.
   Officers were sent to the area of Duncan Street and Moore Avenue in reference to a shooting at about 4:21 a.m. Tuesday.
   Officers found a Hispanic male, 27, who had indeed been shot and was taken to Matagorda Regional Medical Center and later flown to Houston, reports show.
   The victim spoke with officers, but gave conflicting stories, police said.  
   Detectives and a crime scene investigator were on scene early this morning.  
   They were assisted by Matagorda County Sheriff’s Office that provided a tracking dog and drone photos.  
   Anyone with information is asked to call 979-245-8500 and ask to speak with a detective.
   

Thu
20
Aug

Sargent beach holds cleanup

Courtesy photo
There were over 80 volunteers, over 231 bags of garbage and a trailer loaded full of old tires, freezers, and other metal objects that floated up on Sargent Beach for the first annual Operation Beach Cleanup last weekend, according to Precinct 6 Constable Bill Orton.

Thu
20
Aug

Bay City Municipal Court honored

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
TMEC awarded Bay City Municipal Court with Honorable Mention for second consecutive year for their efforts in Municipal Traffic Safety during Municipal Courts Week. Pictured are Letty Vega, Katy Plunkett and Mayor Robert Nelson.

Thu
20
Aug

"Main Street Program looks for projects to finish out 2020" by: Jessica Shepard

   Main Street Program board members discussed avenues for finishing out the fiscal year during their regular meeting Aug. 12.
   The current Main Street budget has over $15,000 left to spend before Oct. 1.
   “We really do need to work on getting the light posts replaced and put money towards that,” said board chairman Tami Savage.
   “If we don’t use this money, we’re just going to lose it.”
   “We’re just a little behind due to COVID,” said Main Street Program Director Shelly Story.
   “I’m hoping that in the next week we’ll know what’s left that we need for this year. We’re wanting to keep the poles the same but to change the lights and outlets.”
   Story added that most other Main Street programs across the state have canceled fall events through November.
   “That doesn’t mean we will, but, we need to review our ‘Christmas around the Square’ and maybe change the date,” she explained.

Thu
20
Aug

"BC sales tax rebates up 27% for August " by: Mike Reddell

   Bay City received a large boost in the August sales tax rebates over the same month last year, while Palacios also showed a jump in its allocations.
   Bay City’s August sales tax rebate was $649,744, which was 27.3% over the $505,851 the city received for August 2019.
   For the year, Bay City has received $4,418,557 in rebates, an increase of 12.5% from the $3,926,935 the city received during the same period last year.
   Statewide, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar sent cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $908.7 million in local sales tax alloca-
tions for August, 3.6 percent more than in August 2019. 
   These allocations are based on sales made in June by businesses that report tax monthly and on sales made in April, May and June by quarterly filers.
   Widespread social distancing requirements were more relaxed across the state in June than in previous months.

Thu
20
Aug

"Reel Reviews: ‘The High Note’ provides laughs and family drama" by: Jessica Shepard

   I wanted to catch “The High Note” in theaters, but sadly, COVID-19 got in the way.
   Once it hit Redbox rentals last week I snatched it up and brought it home for the whole family to enjoy.
   Needless to say, my mom and I enjoyed it much more than Mike might have - even with its cliché storyline and “surprise” twist near the end that I totally saw coming.
   The High Note is a comedy-drama film directed by Nisha Ganatra and written by Flora Greeson.
   The film stars Dakota Johnson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Zoë Chao, Bill Pullman, Eddie Izzard, and Ice Cube.
   It’s rated PG-13 for some strong language, and suggestive references and has a total run time of 113 minutes.
   Maggie Sherwoode (Johnson) is the longtime personal assistant to legendary R&B singer Grace Davis (Ross) who still has a successful touring career despite not releasing new material for a decade.

Thu
20
Aug

Phillips 66 supports Sargent Marsh Breakwater Project

   Phillips 66 furthered its long-standing partnership with Ducks Unlimited by recently contributing $150,000 to the world’s leader in wetlands conservation for the Sargent Marsh Breakwater Project.
   “Phillips 66 continues to be a strong partner in conservation for many years, and they have recently elevated their contributions to help us do more for wetlands, waterfowl and people in several states,” said Matt Bunn, DU director of development. 
   The multi-phase Sargent Marsh Breakwater Project will protect important coastal marsh within the San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge in Matagorda County. 
   In 2019, over 6,800 linear feet of shoreline protection was constructed along the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. 
   A subsequent phase will take place in 2020, which will include an additional one mile of breakwater construction, and the fourth and final phase is being planned for 2022. 

Thu
20
Aug

"Lucio says freshmen will play a major role for Tigers this season" by: Mike Reddell

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
Tidehaven coaches guide players’ through blocking drills and formations..

   Tidehaven High School should have an offensive line that looks to be a strength for the 2020 Tigers, along with four seniors starting - Keagan Carrillo, Kyus Saha, Nick Rodriguez, and Micah Coleman-Longoria.
   “This group of boys has been some of my hardest workers over the past four years,” said Head Coach David Lucio.
   But his freshmen class is another strength that Lucio sees.
   “Our freshmen were very dominant in junior high. So far it seems that momentum has carried into their first year of high school,” Lucio said.
      “We could have as many as six freshmen contributing to the varsity team by the end of the season.
   “Joseph Dodds and Ricky Rubio will probably be two-way starters to start the season. 
   “Alex Cisneros will be the starting kicker,” Lucio added.
   He said a few other freshmen are competing for starting positions on varsity at middle and outside linebacker. 

Thu
20
Aug

Lady Leps win dual match

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All of the Lady Lep teams did amazing recently in their dual match between Tidehaven and Stafford. Varsity won a grueling battle against Tidehaven (9-25) (25-21) (26-24)(13-25)(15-13). The Lady Leps also beat Stafford in three straight sets (21-25)(21-25)(14-25). Lady Leps record is 3-0 in Pre-District play. The team was on the road on Tuesday to face Bay City.

Wed
19
Aug

Bay City man shot, killed after officers pursuit

Bay City man was shot and later died after exchanging gunfire with several law enforcement officers following a vehicle and foot pursuit through Bay City late Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 18, Bay City police reports show.

Bay City police patrol officers recognized Erik Jon Perez, of Bay City, operating a vehicle at 5:29 p.m. Tuesday, police said.

Reports show Perez was known to have several felony and misdemeanor warrants.

The suspect led officers in a vehicle chase through Bay City, police said, adding that during the pursuit Perez took shots at an officer’s patrol unit striking it. 

Matagorda County Sheriff’s Office and the Texas Department of Public Safety joined in the vehicle and foot pursuit. 

The suspect exited his vehicle and fled on foot, police reports show, but don’t specify where. 

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