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Hazardous waste collection available

   Household hazardous waste can be collected free of charge from the doorstep of City of Bay City residential customers under a new program earlier approved by City Council. 
   Available items include batteries of all kinds (including car batteries), automotive fluids, used cooking oil, paint, cleaning products, and electronics (cell phones, computers, printers, TVs not over 50 pounds). 
   Customers must visit the website, www.hhwsolutions.com or call HHW Solutions at 1-888-694-4978 to schedule their pickup, said Krystal Mason, the city’s code compliance officer. 
   The next pickup is scheduled for May 5, and pickups are only once a month, she said. 
   A full list of items accepted and not accepted can be found on the HHW Solutions website 
   Customers are asked to place their items in a box or bag marked “HHW.” 

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STP and Matagorda Regional cooperate for faster COVID-19 test results

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"Reel Reviews: ‘Like a Boss’ highlights importance of communication between friends, coworkers" by: Jessica shepard

   I’m not going to lie, this isn’t really a family-friendly film or something for most adult audiences. 
   But, I highly encourage giving it a chance for a few good laughs. 
   And with everyone practicing self-distancing, COVID-19 updates every few hours and plenty of stress – laughter is my go-to medicine. 
   There’s plenty of laughs to be had, especially if you’re a fan of Tiffany Haddish or Rose Byrne. 
   The film is rated R for language, crude sexual material, and drug use. 
   Like a Boss is a comedy film directed by Miguel Arteta, written by Sam Pitman and Adam Cole-Kelly, and starring Haddish, Byrne, Lisa Kudrow, Billy Porter, Jennifer Coolidge, and Salma Hayek. 
   Two friends with very different personalities run their own beauty company, Mia&Mel. Mia (Haddish) is more practical and inventive, while Mel (Byrne) wants to earn her fortune quickly and live a lavish lifestyle. 

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"Despite present crisis, it’s time for hurricane preparedness " By Nicole Pilson Coastal & Marine Resources Texas A&M AgriLife Matagorda County

   Howdy Matagorda County! 
   I hope you and your loved ones are staying safe and healthy during this unprecedented time. 
   If you are like me, the word “preparedness” has taken on a new meaning. 
   We have now had to learn how to be prepared in a global pandemic, something I am sure none of us thought we would see in our lifetimes. 
   But as a community in coastal Texas, preparedness is something we all keep in mind. 
   In the midst of the coronavirus craziness, I have almost forgotten about the upcoming hurricane season. 
   The season will kick off June 1 and end on Nov. 30.  
   There are 16 named storms, including eight hurricanes, forecasted for the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. 
   This does not mean we all need to run out to the stores and overstock our pantries and bathrooms - especially given the nation’s current situation. 

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Protesters show up at courthouse

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
People protesting the business closings and stay-at-home restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 gathered at the Matagorda County Courthouse square at noon Saturday, April 25.

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"BCISD approves 4th 6 weeks grading period for final grade" by: Jessica Shepard

   Bay City ISD trustees unanimously approved a board resolution citing the fourth six weeks’ grading period as the final grade point averages (GPA) for the 2019-2020 school year during their regular meeting, April 20. 
   The meeting was streamed 20 minutes late of its 7 p.m. start time to the district’s YouTube channel via Zoom. 
   The fourth six weeks grading period ended in February. 
   “Traditionally, we do class rankings and GPAs at the fifth six weeks,” said BCISD Assistant Superintendent Lisa Moya. 
   “Teachers will continue to monitor student’s progress and give feedback until the end of the year.” 

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"BCISD teachers quickly adapt to new way of teaching"By Allison Sliva BCISD Communications

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BCISD AVID District Director Andrea Brown

   Bay City ISD staff have adapted quickly to moving instruction online, all while learning how to use Google Classroom, Zoom online video conferencing, and other technology. 
   An important component to the successful transition has been the support provided to the staff. 
   For example, at Bay City High School, professional development to support teachers has included learning how to use various tech platforms, participating in Socratic seminars, using Padlet for collecting comments and discussion, and utilizing online polls to give formative feedback and reflection. 
   Teachers are growing professionally with ongoing professional development in order to provide the best instructional opportunities for their students. 
   BCHS Academic Dean Mary Lynn Mosier Flores and AVID District Director Andrea Brown have helped lead several of the PD’s recently at BCHS. 

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Starbucks exterior construction progressing

Sentinel photo/Jessica Shepard
Construction work continues for the new Bay City Starbucks location, April 15. Exterior work progresses with a variety of projects ranging from landscape preparation and light installation.

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BCISD accepts nominations for Distinguished Alumni Program

   Bay City ISD is accepting nominations for its Distinguished Alumni program. 
   Nominations are due June 29. 
   The purpose of the BCISD Distinguished Alumni program is to recognize and honor all former graduates of the Bay City Independent School District (BCHS & Hilliard High School) whose achievements, and strength of character and citizenship serve as models to inspire and challenge today’s students.
   Nomination forms and information may be found at: https://www.bcblackcats.net/Page/139
   You may also request a nomination form from asliva@baycityisd.org.

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Tenaris to give $150K to Houston, Matagorda County

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