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Thu
23
May

VVHS Top 10 Graduates

Van Vleck Top 10 graduates for 2019. From left, Madison M. Woolsey, valedictorian; Kathryn Willy, salutatorian; Sophia I. Tinus; Travis L. Koliba; Elizabeth A. McElroy; Joseph P. Villanueva; Bailey D. Rion; Briahna N. Hubbard; Caleigh A. Snow; Jasmine M. Hernandez

Thu
23
May

"VVHS graduates 84 seniors" by: Jessica Shepard

Van Vleck High School Class of 2019 graduates.

   A total of 84 seniors will graduate from Van Vleck High School from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, May 23 at Burl McKinney Stadium.
   The stadium is predicted to be packed with graduates’ friends, family members and peers.
   There will be golf cart shuttling available for those needing assistance walking to the stadium. 
   Handicapped parking will be available behind the cafeteria. 
   All other parking will be at the high school gymnasium, high school parking lot at the school, and elementary campuses’ parking lots. 
   There is also wheelchair accessible seating available at the stadium.  
   Valedictorian Madison Woolsey and Salutatorian Kathryn Willy will be recognized and will give speeches addressing their fellow classmates and the audience.

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Thu
16
May

"Commissioners agree to split $6.86M allocation of Harvey recovery funding" by: Mike Reddell

   Matagorda County Commissioners agreed on splitting about $6.86 million in projected Hurricane Harvey recovery funding among three precincts at the court’s regular meeting Monday, May 13.
   Appearing two weeks after the last workshop on dividing Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funding, GrantWorks’ Bruce Spitzengel told commissioners they had to identify Monday the projects to be submitted to HUD, which administers CDBG-DR funding, this summer.
   GrantWorks administers the funding projects.
   Precinct 1 Commissioner Gary Graham made a concession to Precinct 2 Commissioner Kent Pollard – at Spitzengel’s suggestion - in shifting some of Precinct 1 funding - with the largest amount – to Precinct 2 to help with road and bridge projects damaged by Harvey.

Thu
16
May

Mother’s Day spread

Sentinel photo/Jessica Shepard
Bay City Public library hosted its 4th Annual Mother's Day Tea Party May 11. The event featured several families celebrating grandmothers and mothers with a variety of finger foods and quality time. At the end of the party, children got a chance to make mini spa gift baskets for their mothers and grandmothers.

Thu
16
May

Chaplans give wreath for National Police Week

Sentinel photo/Jessica Shepard
Bay City Police Department's Chaplain Division presented officers with the annual wreath for National Police Week May 7. The wreath was dedicated to all officers who have been injured or lost their lives in the line of duty and current officers in service - locally and worldwide.

Thu
16
May

"Airport staffing still a top council subject" by: Mike Reddell

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
Assistant Public Works Director Marla Jasek holds up a colorful poster promoting Public Works Week at city council’s meeting May 9. Council approved a proclamation to observe the event.

   City Council and Mayor Mark Bricker talked about hiring a new staff person at Bay City Regional Airport last week, and little changed from the previous council discussion.
   At the May 9 meeting, Mayor Mark Bricker reiterated his stance that the airport position will be part of council’s budget discussions this summer.
   Meanwhile, council members Jason Childers and Bill Cornman repeated their assertions the additional airport employee is needed to ensure the airport can handle the increased air operations that airport manager James Mason highlighted at the April 25 council meeting.
   Cornman apologized at the meeting for his “tone” at the April 25 meeting on pushing ahead on hiring another airport employee without waiting for airport budget discussions that he said would mean there wouldn’t be a new person hired for several months.
   His comments April 25 were a pushback against Bricker’s point about waiting until the summer budget talks.

Thu
16
May

"Bay City school board canvasses votes" by: Jessica Shepard

   Bay City ISD trustees unanimously approved canvassing the May 4 votes during a special meeting Monday.
   Trustees Jerry Manning, Frankie Cole, Bobby Kimball, and Bob Klepac were in attendance while Edward Nelson and Crystal Allison were absent.
   The meeting began five minutes past its posted time due to lack of a trustee quorum with only three initially present.
   Approved canvassed election results included:

  •     In Position 1, Trent Tinnin got 1,176 votes (62.69%) to incumbent Kimball’s 691 votes (37.01%).
  •     James Scardami was unchallenged for Position 2, receiving 1,472 votes.
  •     John DeWitt won Position 3 with 756 votes (40.89%). Amanda Carlin got 688 votes (37.21%), and Priscilla Ann Robinson received 405 votes (21.90%).

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Thu
16
May

"City manager transition council workshop focus" by: Jessica Shepard

 City council discussed a tentative schedule for finding a permanent City Manager by January next year during a workshop Tuesday night, May 14.
   Councilman Bill Cornman expressed his desire to see an interim city manager in place by Thanksgiving this year.
   “We need to get an interim manager in here by Thanksgiving so we can move forward with a permanent one by the beginning of next year,” he said.
   “The idea of an interim manager is to knock off the rough edges now in order to smooth out operations for a permanent choice later.”
   Council agreed that hiring a search firm would be too expensive.
   “We can hire an interim manager as soon as possible,” said Cornman.

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Thu
16
May

BCCDC aims to make Bay City more attractive

   Bay City Community Development Corporation board members gained insight and specifics before unanimously approving BCCDC Director Jessica Russell’s seven goals for the corporation May 7.
   Those goals are to: 

Thu
16
May

"VVISD appreciation banquet recognizes, celebrates employees" by: Jessica Shepard

Sentinel photo/Jessica Shepard
Van Vleck ISD recognized and celebrated its employees with its employee appreciation banquet May 9. Employees received awards for their years of service, being "Top Leopards," and retirees were honored as well.

   Van Vleck Independent School District recognized and celebrated its employees with its employee appreciation banquet May 9. 
   Guests were treated to a meal catered by The Jay Café and got the chance to view aerial drone footage of construction progress on the new buildings.
   Employees with five, 10, 15, 25, and 30 years of service with the district were recognized during the banquet. 
   Retirees also were recognized and they are: Nancy Brooker, Jeanne Dybala, David Farned and Shelly Ryman. 
   The Top Leopard award recipients were chosen for their service to the school and students, going above and beyond the call of duty, showing dedication and pride in the quality of their work, demonstrating positive human relations, and other criteria. 

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