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Feb

Mann Eye 2 hosts grand opening

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
A grand opening ribbon cutting for Mann Eye was celebrated by the Bay City Chamber of Commerce Wednesday, Feb. 14. The firm is located at 3612 Ave. F.

Thu
22
Feb

"Agriculture News: Engbrock: I sound like a broken record about dry land" By James E. Engbrock County Extension Agent Emeritus Matagorda County

SITUATION
   I know I sound like a broken record, but we do need dry weather throughout Matagorda County. As mentioned previously, a considerable amount of land preparation and fertilization needs to be done prior to the planting of our crops. Many acres of crop land have been sprayed with herbicides to assist in the controlling of weeds and grasses. Hopefully, next week I can write about the planting in Matagorda County.
COUNTY FAIR
   Our office will be involved in several activities at the county fair this week-end. This includes the Commercial Heifer Show and Home Economics Division. Matagorda County Cattlemen’s Association is heavily involved in the Commercial Heifer Show. As all of you know the Auction is at 1:00 p.m.

Thu
22
Feb

"MEHOP wins bronze award for community health advocacy" By Jessica Russell Director of Employee and Public Affairs MEHOP

  On Feb. 15, MEHOP was awarded the distinguished designation of Bronze level in the National Association of Community Health Center’s (NACHC) Advocacy Center of Excellence Program. 
   An Advocacy Center of Excellence, or ACE, is a Health Center that has achieved certain measures of advocacy success and demonstrated ongoing commitment to advocacy by making it an organizational priority. 
   In addition to creating a true culture of advocacy at MEHOP, including operationalizing advocacy practices and creating supporting infrastructure, MEHOP staff is actively engaged and involved with NACHC and federal policy issues, as well as Texas’ Primary Care Association and key state-level policy issues impacting Health Centers and their patients.    

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Thu
22
Feb

"Main Street members discuss spending for speakers around square" by: Jessica Shepard

   Members of the Main Street Program board of directors discussed spending about $23,000 to provide speakers around the square for events and announcements.
   “Stores on all four sides of the courthouse would have speakers,” said Main Street board member Di Ann Sneed.
   “Speakers would be placed on light posts and each side could operate individually.”
   Plans include having the speakers be connected wirelessly and controlled via laptop rather than in each store.

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Thu
15
Feb

JSL honorees announced at Charity Ball

Sentinel photo/Jessica Shepard
Robert McNiel escorts his daughter, Allison, who was one of four honorees that the Junior Service League (JSL) recognized at its Charity Ball Saturday night, Feb. 10, at the Bay City Civic Center. Other honorees were Jenna Schulz, Reagan Curtner and Christopher Janise.

Thu
15
Feb

"Cookoff launches fair, livestock show" by: Jessica Shepard

   The annual barbecue cook-off kicks off the Matagorda County Fair and Livestock show this weekend with judging at 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16.
   Royalty pageants for Little Mister Cowboy, Little Miss Cowgirl, Fair Princess, Junior Fair Princess and Fair Queen start at 7 p.m. that night at the Bay City USO Service Center.
   Contestants will be interviewed and the competition encourages poise, posture and proper etiquette along with public speaking skills in front of an audience.
   This year’s Rodeo Queen competition will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at the fairgrounds’ main arena.
   Rodeo Queen contestants will be judged in interview and horsemanship skills in front of an audience.

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Thu
15
Feb

"Council, commissioners call for alcohol sale referendums" by: Mike Reddell

   Referendums on the legal sale of alcohol in the City of Bay City and in JP Precinct 1 were called, respectively, by City Council last week and Commissioners Court on Monday.
   The city’s special election for the legal sale of all alcoholic beverages, including mix drinks, will be May 5 – the same day for city council and school board elections. Early voting will begin April 23.
   The same alcohol sale referendum for JP Precinct 1 will be part of the general election Tuesday, Nov. 6.
   According to the city, 1,374 petition signatures of qualified registered voters were validated for the proposition. 
   The minimum number of verified qualified registered voters was at least 1,151, or 35 percent of the city’s qualified voters who voted in the last gubernatorial election in 2014.

Thu
15
Feb

Closings announced for President’s Day holiday

   President’s Day is observed Monday, Feb. 19, this year and all federal, state and city offices will be closed - returning to normal operating hours the following day.
   Federal closures include most banking institutions and the U.S. Postal Service.
   City office closures include the Bay City Public Library.
   Bay City ISD also will be closed, but return to normal business hours on Tuesday.
   Trash pickup provided by WCA will continue at normal hours of operation.

 

Thu
15
Feb

Early vote begins Feb. 20 for March 6 Democratic, Republican primaries

   The March 6 primaries for the Democratic and Republican parties includes contested races at the local, state and federal levels, as well as separate propositions posed by both parties on the ballots.
   Early voting for the March 6 primaries is Feb. 20 to March 2 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Bay City USO Service Center, 2105 Ave. M, and at Matagorda County Courthouse Annex, 405 Commerce, Palacios.
   At the local level, there are three contested races in the Republican primary. They include:

Thu
15
Feb

"Matagorda Bay Birdfest offers wealth of activities" by: Jessica Shepard

Photo courtesy of Matagorda Bay Birdfest
Birdfest coordinators are hoping to top last year’s downtown parade - the photo above is from last year’s event.

   The Second Annual Matagorda Bay Birdfest roosts Friday-Sunday this weekend in Palacios.
   The event strives to:

  •     Connect people, birds and nature.
  •     Celebrate the diversity of regional bird species as evidenced by Audubon’s Mad Island Christmas Bird Count.
  •     Create active involvement in science and art.
  •     Encourage awareness and stewardship of the Matagorda Bay ecosystem.

   Several features are already sold out while many more require registration beforehand.

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