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04
Apr

Dungeoneers Debate members advance to Region

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Bay City High School Dungeoneers took first, second and fourth places at the Lincoln Douglas (LD) Debate District contest in Needville on March 25th. Michael McMahon, at left, won the Silver; Baylee Wallace, center, won gold; and Pedro Vargas, at right, took fourth place. McMahon and Wallace are advancing to Region contest, while Vargas is an alternate. Lincoln-Douglas debate is a competitive speaking activity that involves two debaters arguing for and against a resolution that is selected by the NFL (National Forensics League) and voted on by coaches. LD focuses on the conflicting values of social and philosophical issues, for example, by examining questions of morality, justice, democracy, etc. Typically, LD debates concern themselves with deciding whether or not certain actions, or states of affairs, are good or bad, right or wrong, moral or immoral. Dungeoneers director is Magda Mirelez.

Thu
28
Mar

Markham Day parade driver

Sentinel photo/Jessica Shepard
Markham Volunteer Fire Department helped host the annual Markham Day Saturday that included fun activities for young and old including vendor booths, live and silent auctions, and bounce houses. One youngster got a chance for a train ride, above, around the block before heading indoors to eat freshly grilled barbecue brisket.

Thu
28
Mar

"Reel Reviews: ‘Us’ is weird, creepy enough to be scary" by: Jessica Shepard

   It’s rare to get horror movies during the spring months, so, color me ultra-excited to see Jordan Peele’s “Us” film.
   I’m an avid fan of last year’s “Get Out” flick, which he also directed, and had high hopes for Us.
   Not to mention it’s running at No. 1 worldwide and raking in over $80 million in its opening weekend.
   Us is a 2019 American science fiction horror film written and directed by Jordan Peele.
   The film stars Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Evan Alex, Elisabeth Moss, Madison Curry, and Tim Heidecker.
   It all starts in 1986, when young Adelaide Thomas (Curry) vacations with her parents in Santa Cruz at the boardwalk.
   At the beach, Adelaide wanders off and enters a funhouse, where she encounters a doppelgänger of herself in the funhouse’s hall of mirrors.
   Adelaide is later reunited with her parents, although traumatized and unable to talk about her experience.

Thu
28
Mar

Nate, Maddy help season opener

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
County Judge Nate McDonald and Madison “Maddy” Garay, the reigning Rice Queen and standout Ladycat softball pitcher, help Bay City Little League opening ceremonies Saturday. McDonald was auctioneer and Garay displayed each team’s brightly decorated cake to prospective bidders

Thu
28
Mar

"Weather brings ag losses to over $90M" by: Mike Reddell

   Citing cattle and hay-production losses from extreme weather conditions of more than $90 million, agriculture producers in U.S. Rep. Michael Cloud’s 13-county Congressional District (CD) are seeking relief from the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture.
   Matagorda County rancher Loy Sneary led a fact-finding team to determine the losses for more than 8,900 ranchers in Cloud’s congressional district, which has approximately 330,000 head of cattle.
   Since Harvey, the submitted statistics show that ranchers in CD 27 have experienced losses of nearly $60 million, while commercial hay producers in the district experienced over $30 million in losses.
   “The purpose of this document is to call attention to the devastating economic losses to the cattle industry in a 13-county area of Texas which began with Hurricane Harvey and continues through today,” Sneary said. 

Thu
28
Mar

Van Vleck hosts new elementary school groundbreaking

Sentinel photo/Jessica Shepard
Van Vleck ISD trustees and officials participated in a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Van Vleck Elementary, Tuesday afternoon, March 26. The $20,991,690 project was approved at their regular March meeting. Trustees are, from left: Donnie O'Connell, Bobbie Oncken, Terry Blackmon, Superintendent John O'Brien, Tony Kucera, Kurtis Brown, and Kevin Ward. Trustee Terry Evans is not pictured.

Thu
28
Mar

"Texas 35 head-on claims 2" by: Mike Reddell

   Two Matagorda County men – one from Bay City and the other from Palacios – were killed when the vehicles they were driving collided head-on Tuesday morning, March 26, about four miles southwest of Blessing on Texas 35, DPS Sergeant Stephen Woodard said. 
   Lawrence Tena Jr., 40, of Palacios, and Christopher Williams, 36, of Bay City, were both pronounced dead by Precinct 4 JP Mark Finlay, Woodard reported.

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Thu
28
Mar

"Great Steak Cook-Off’s $107K total ‘highest-ever’" by: Jessica Shepard

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
The 2019 Great Steak Cook-Off’s Best Steak honors went to “A-Team Cookers,” sponsored by A-Team Landscaping and Construction, featuring Taylor Ashcraft as the lead cook with his team Ryan Ashcraft, Shea Krauskopf, and Mark Henderson.

   Over 400 people attended the Boys and Girls Club of Bay City and Matagorda County’s 9th Annual Great Steak Cook-Off March 23.
   “The gross receipts once all money is collected will be approximately $107,000 which is the highest ever,” said Janet Peden, event chair.
   “Once all bills are paid we should net approximately $96,000. The live auction raised $33,600 while the silent auction garnered $12,500.”
   Those funds go to fund various projects at the club.
   A total of 20 teams competed to win one of three coveted awards: best steak, pacesetter and crowd favorite.

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Thu
28
Mar

Carnival fun at Schulman MBG

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
Estefania Garcia paints the face of Bethany Pozas at Schulman MBG’s carnival Saturday, March 23.

Thu
28
Mar

"Demolition to make way for senior housing project" by: Mike Reddell

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
An excavator chews through the remains of an old clinic as part of the demolition to make way for a future seniors’ housing project near the former site of Matagorda County General Hospital.

   Heavy equipment began razing old clinic offices last week to make way for a planned 119-unit Bay City Senior Housing project on the former Matagorda County General Hospital site.
   While that work heralds the eventual new housing, there remains asbestos abatement work and loan negotiations, said George Deshotels, a former county commissioner who is Matagorda County’s representative on Southeast Texas Housing Finance Corporation (SETH).
   When SETH applied for a loan for the housing project, it learned about $7,000 in extra requirements, including the asbestos abatement, Deshotels said last week.
   “We’re not ready for groundbreaking yet,” he added, saying that SETH’s major focus now is securing the loan.

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