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Sep

"Main Street board members discuss future event planning" by: Jessica Shepard

   The Main Street Program board failed to make a quorum of members, but still held updates for ongoing projects and shared information on future plans during a regularly scheduled meeting Sept. 11.
   Future events include partnering with VFW Post 2438 and the American Legion for a veterans parade Saturday, Nov. 9, and City of Bay City Parks and Recreation Department in December.
   “Main Street is partnering with the VFW and American Legion for their annual veterans parade Nov. 9,” said Main Street Program organization committee chair Elizabeth Hewitt.
   “We’re also partnering with Parks and Rec for their ‘Hometown Christmas’ celebration set for Dec. 7.”
   Hewitt also attends the Historic Downtown Business Association (HDBA) as a Main Street liaison and reported that the annual “Light It Up” fundraiser was canceled this month.

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Sep

"Council moves BCHA board appointments to closed session" by: Mike Reddell

Sentinel photo/MaLinda Reddell
Eagle Scout Caleb Spears, center, presented a check from McCoy's Building Supply for his $3,500 project to add ga-ga ball pits at Valiant Park across from Bay City Junior High School and at Amistad Park. The game combines dodging, striking, running and jumping; with the objective of being the last person standing. Spears is joined by city Finance Director Scotty Jones, Parks and Recreation Director Shawn Blackburn and Mayor Robert Nelson.

   Mayor Robert Nelson pulled an open session item about Bay City Housing Authority (BCHA) board appointments into a closed-door meeting at council’s regular meeting Thursday, Sept. 12.
   Council’s Thursday agenda included the reappointment of three BCHA board members three members: Danyal Manning, Vidalia Leal and Ronnie Reeves and the appointment of Thomas Battle.
   When the agenda came up, Mayor Pro Tem Jason Childers began to speak, only to be interrupted by Nelson.
   “We’re not talking about that now. We’re going to talk about it in closed session,” the mayor said.
   The Sentinel first asked the mayor and council what provision of the open meetings act allowed council to discuss people who were not city employees as an allowable personnel matter in an executive session.
   City Attorney Anne Marie Odefy said the housing authority appointments were pushed into closed meeting not under personnel, but “legal,” without further explanation.

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19
Sep

McCoy's celebrated grand opening with board cutting

Sentinel photo/Jessica Shepard
McCoy's Building Supply celebrated their grand opening with a board cutting ceremony, Sept. 12. McCoy's CEO Brian McCoy turned out to help Bay City store manager Tyler Montgomery keep the board steady as he sawed through it.

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19
Sep

Matagorda County Farm Bureau hosts re-grand opening ceremony

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
Matagorda County Farm Bureau celebrated the completion of office renovations with a re-grand opening ribbon-cutting ceremony, Sept. 11. The event featured door prizes, hot dogs and hamburgers.

Thu
19
Sep

"Matthews’ 2 main goals from Bay City Friday: Discipline, execution" by: Mike Reddell

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
Blackcat running back Avery Smith gets some yardage on this play, part of the 60 yards rushing he had against GP.

   Blackcat Head Coach Patrick Matthews is doubling down on consistency and execution when Bay City travels to District 18-6A Westbury this Friday, Sept. 20. 
   While the Huskies (0-3) have struggled so far this season, Matthews said “They’re looking for a win just as we are.” 
   “The biggest thing for us is finding a way for this team to win,” the coach added.
   Bay City is coming off a 37-7 loss to 5A Gregory-Portland last Friday.
   “We need to play well. We haven’t played well since Cuero,” he said, explaining he was referring to the Blackcat defensive game Cuero.
   “Offensively, we’ve got to find a way to put it together. We need to find the right mix of people.
   “We haven’t established our identity as far as offense is concerned.”
   It all boils down to consistency and execution, he said.

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19
Sep

"Injury-riddled Tidehaven welcomes Shiner Friday" by: Mike Reddell

   The Tidehaven Tigers have their work cut out for them when they host the District 15-2A-1 Shiner Comanches (3-0) Friday night.
   Tidehaven is coming off a 34-22 loss to cross-county rival Palacios and Head Coach David Lucio is trying to move people into positions because of injuries.
   “We went into the Palacios game down five starters, and left down three more. We are trying to get healthy,” the head coach said.
   “Shiner has a very good ball club, might be the best we see all year. 
   “It would be a tossup between them and Refugio,” Lucio said.
   “They have some great running backs, about four of them that could start for most programs in the state at any level. Their defense is also very good,” Lucio added. 
   “In the meantime, we will be playing a number of young kids and reserves. 
   “I was very proud of how are kids battled last Friday,” the coach said. 

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19
Sep

Jason Anderson Memorial Tournament features 160 players

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
The 10th Annual Jason Anderson Memorial Golf Tournament had 40 teams of foursomes - 160 players - as you can see from just part of the crowd at Rio Colorado Golf Course Saturday, Sept. 14. The tournament funds several local scholarships annually.

Thu
19
Sep

Alvin officer donates vest for K-9 Hansel

Contributed photo
Sheriff Skipper Osborne, left, and Alvin police officer Scott Green pose with Hansel in his new ballistic vest.

   A ballistic vest for Matagorda County sheriff’s office K-9 Hansel was donated recently by an Alvin police officer.
   Alvin Police Department K-9 Officer Scott Green donated a K-9 vest made from the same material used to make the ballistic vests sheriff’s patrol deputies wear.
   K-9 Hansel can wear the vest – valued at about $1,600 - to protect him during searches. 
   Green made the personal donation and has also spent countless hours assisting in Hansel’s training to prepare him to patrol the streets of Matagorda County, said Lt. James Orr.
   “The Matagorda County Sheriff’s Office appreciates the dedication of Officer Scott Green in helping our Department,” said Sheriff Skipper Osborne.
   “K9 Hansel and K9 Maximus are valuable assets to the Matagorda County Sheriff’s Office and are made available to all surrounding Agencies when the need arises,” the sheriff said. 

Thu
19
Sep

Burning truck under bridge was stolen

   A white 2016 Chevy Silverado work truck that Bay City police found ablaze under the Nile Valley Bridge early Tuesday, Sept. 17, turned out to be stolen.
   Officers were sent to the location under the bridge, where the Bay City Volunteer Fire Department was battling the fully involved car fire, at about 2 a.m. Tuesday, reports show.
   Once the fire was put out, and officers took a closer look and determined the vehicle was reported stolen from 4900 Nichols at 6:38 a.m. Monday, Sept. 16.
   Currently, there are no suspects. If anyone has any information, please contact Corporal Dan Shook at 979-245-8500.

Thu
19
Sep

Bay City woman attacked by dogs

   A 66-year-old Bay City woman is in stable condition at Matagorda Regional Medical Center (MRMC) recovering from several dog bites in an attack in the 2900 block of Avenue B, last Friday.  
   Officers were sent to that location in reference to a dog bite at 9:24 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13.
   When they arrived, the officers found the victim laying in the street covered in blood.  
   The woman told officers she was walking down the street when two dogs ran out from around a house.
   She tried to kick at the dogs and keep them away, but the dogs were biting her, and one knocked her to the ground.  
   The dogs continued to bite her on her face and arms as she screamed for help, reports show.  
   The dogs’ owners came to where the attack occurred and secured the dogs until animal control arrived.
   The woman was taken to MRMC where she remains in stable condition.  

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