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16
May

Tenaris gives $20,000 to Boys and Girls Club

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, Tenaris presented the Boys and Girls Club of Matagorda last Thursday a donation check in the amount of $20,000 to support the implementation and start-up of a dual-focused program, Bringing Up Grade (BUG), promoting academics and social emotional learnings. Shown, from left: Billy Mann, Board Director; Hernan Brondino, Operations Director, TenarisBayCity; Steven Reis, Board Director; Susan Reed, Board Director; Cory McCray, Board Director; Brittany Schaefer, Tenaris Community Relations; Bebee McMillian, Executive Director Boys and Girls Club; Janet Peden, Board Director; Shawn Flaherty, Board Director; and Christella Rodriguez, Board Director.

Thu
16
May

LCRA representatives presents $25,000 to Palacios Community Medical Center

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LCRA representatives present a $25,000 grant to the Palacios Community Medical Center for an emergency generator. The grant is part of LCRA’s Community Development Partnership Program. Pictured, from left to right, are: Gail Purvis, Palacios Community Medical Center board chair; Bill Turner, PCMC board member; Robert Pascasio, PCMC administrator and CEO; John Harrison, Palacios Medical Foundation; Thuy Vu, PCMC board member; Lori A. Berger, LCRA Board member; Sue Stacy, Palacios Medical Foundation; Stephen F. Cooper, LCRA Board secretary; and Huyen Jessica Tran, PCMC community outreach coordinator.

Thu
16
May

"BCCDC goal setting aims to make Bay City more attractive place to live" by: Jessica Russell BCCDC Executive Director

   After a goal setting session in early March the Bay City Community Development Corporation Board approved their 2019-2020 goals at their May meeting. 
   The session included the CDC board, CDC employees, city employees, and constituents. 
   The board outlined seven broad goals with long- and short-term initiatives to measure achievement. 
   This series of articles will explain how the Bay City CDC is working to make our community a more attractive place to live and work while showcasing our area as the right place for business to locate and grow. 
   The longer-term initiatives from the goal session include a regional drainage plan, reopening Nile Valley Road, and bringing a real estate development to Bay City that focuses on our industry’s employee housing needs. 
   You’ll see these three reoccurring throughout our goals – they were overwhelmingly supported by the board and are receiving positive feedback in the community.

Thu
16
May

Masons recognize Hewitt

Sentinel photo/Jessica Shepard
Members of Bay City Masonic Lodge 865 presented Clint Hewitt, center, a Community Builder award for distinguished service and personal contributions to the Bay City community, May 7

Thu
16
May

City kicks off National Water Safety Month

   Did you know that Texas is first in the nation for child pool drownings, or that drowning is the leading cause of accidental death for children ages 1 to 4? 
   Learn to swim – it’s the best way to stay safe in the water.
   With the summer swimming season nearly here, the City of Bay City is kicking off a month-long campaign to encourage water safety. 
   Join Bay City Parks and Recreation department in kicking off the summer swim season by hosting two Water Safety Days from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 18 at Hilliard Pool, 3020 Le Tulle and on Sunday, May 19, at Valiant Pool, 2624 16th Street.
   “Bay City Lifeguards will demonstrate lifesaving techniques used and teach water safety basics - how to keep yourself safe, how to help others, pool safety, lifejacket basics and much more,” said Kelly Penewitt, Parks and Recreation supervisor.

Thu
16
May

LyondellBasell’s Matagorda Complex honored for safety by American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers Association

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   LyondellBasell, one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world, today announces its Matagorda Complex’s receipt of the Elite Gold Award from the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) for exhibiting a superior level of safety performance and program innovation.
   In 2018, LyondellBasell achieved its lowest Total Recordable Industry Rate (TRIR) in the company’s history, and the company’s second-best Process Safety Incident Rate (PSIR). 
   A total of nine LyondellBasell plants were nominated and earned awards. 
   Now in its 27th year, the AFPM Safety Awards event is designed to promote safety performance achievements and to serve as part of a comprehensive approach to developing accident prevention programs in the petroleum refining and petrochemical manufacturing industries.

Thu
16
May

Bay City sales tax rebates up slightly from May 2018

  Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced today he will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $867.7 million in local sales tax allocations for May, 0.7 percent more than in May 2018. 
   These allocations are based on sales made in March by businesses that report tax monthly, and sales made in January, February and March by quarterly filers.
   Bay city $565,251 up 6.68% from $529,851 for the same month last year.
   For the year, Bay City has received $2,422,240, 2.07% from $2,373,097 in the same period in 2018.
   For Palacios, the May rebate check totaled $66,520, up 7.77% from $61,721 in May 2018.
   For the year, Palacios has gotten $297,138 in rebate checks so far this year, down 7.3% for the same period last year.
   Area comparisons include: El Campo, $389,097, up 4.75% from a year ago; Port Lavaca, $264,959 down 4% from May 2018; and Lake Jackson, $900,432, down 6.99% from a year ago. 

 

Thu
16
May

Celanese donates $8,000 to Boys & Girls Club

The Celanese Foundation focuses on initiatives to improve the fundamental living conditions of human beings around the world. With special focus on families and children,working to make sustainable change one personnel at a time. Celanese recently donated $8,000 to the Boys & Girls Club of Bay City and Matagorda County. Show, from left, are: Andrienne Sodia, Bebee Manrique-McMillan, Patricia Farned and Matthew McCall.
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Thu
16
May

Deputies recover stolen items in BC motel arrest

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Stolen property recovered by deputies at Starland Motel.

   Property reported stolen in several different theft cases in the Markham area was recovered Wednesday, May 8, the Matagorda County Sheriff’s Office said.
   The recovered property - valued at more than $1,000 - consisted of fishing supplies, as well as a generator and Yeti cooler.  
   The owners of the stolen property were identified and will receive the property soon.  
   The property was recovered at the Starland Motel in Bay City, while deputies were attempting to apprehend a wanted person.  
   Additional charges are pending on the suspect at this time.  
   Sgt. Matt Mireles spearheaded this effort in recovering the property. 

Thu
16
May

Tenaris awards scholarships totaling $186,000 to Matagorda County students

Daniel Castanon- Palacios High School

From Staff and Tenaris Reports

 

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