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14
Mar

"Commercial Heifer Show: One of best programs" by: Mike Reddell

Contributed photo
Grand Champion Open was won by John Carter, shown with his father Bryan Hutson.

   The Matagorda County Cattlemen’s Association works with the Matagorda County Fair Board to put on the Commercial Heifer Show.  
   “This project, in my opinion, is one of the best programs we have in the county,” said George Harrison, president of the Cattlemen’s Association.  
   “The participants not only need to bring three quality beef heifers to the show, but they have to prepare a record book that details their cost and projected revenue of the project, which teaches these children valuable life skills,” Harrison explained.  
   In addition, the participants also go through interviews, which a panel of three judges ask questions about this project.  

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Thu
14
Mar

MEHOP crawfish boil for scholarship funding

   Get ready for a crawfish boil! MEHOP is making all the preparations for their annual Nina Sicking memorial TAMU-Corpus Christi Scholarship fundraiser. 
   This year they will raise funds by hosting a crawfish boil and bake sale from 5-7 p.m. Friday, April 5, at MEHOP at 205 Ida Ave. in Bay City.
   MEHOP established the scholarship through TAMU-Corpus Christi in memory of their co-worker Nina Sicking, who lost her battle with Cancer. 
   Nina was a Family Nurse Practitioner who had a passion for helping others, particularly in diabetic education. 
   The scholarship benefits students from our region who would like to pursue a degree as a Nurse Practitioner.
   Please join MEHOP in supporting such a great cause. 
   Tickets are $10 each and include one pound of crawfish and side of potato and corn on the cob. 

Thu
14
Mar

Time expiring to register for Citizens Police Academy

   Time is running out to register for the Matagorda County Sheriff’s Office Citizens Police Academy.
   The free classes run from 6:30-8:30 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday, March 19-April 18 at the Matagorda County Sheriff’s Office, 2308 Ave. F.
   The goal of the academy is to enhance communication and understanding between the sheriff’s office and citizens. 
   In an overall approach to community policing, citizens will participate and learn about their sheriff’s office, its mission and goals and the men and women of the office who serve the community on a daily basis. 
   Each week, students will learn about different aspects of law enforcement to include laws of arrest, patrol techniques, domestic violence and crisis intervention, firearms safety, crime scene management, and traffic enforcement. 
   Once students graduate, the goal is to have a continued partnership. 

Thu
07
Mar

"Town halls aim to educate on charter changes" by: Mike Reddell

Photo by MaLinda Reddell
Janet Peden

  Janet Peden posed two questions at city council’s town hall meeting on city charter revisions last week.
   Peden asked why there should be a mayor and a city manager and how can we afford both.
   Peden, who said she already knew the answers, explained those two questions were the top questions she’s heard people ask about the city charter revision election May 4.
   That’s also when voters also will choose three council members and a mayor.
   Three propositions before voters are for changing the present council-mayor form of government to a council/mayor-city manager system, expanding council members’ terms from two to three years and to appoint a charter review commission if deemed necessary, instead of the present mandatory requirement. 
   Peden’s two questions were aimed at the proposal to change the present council-mayor form of government to a council/mayor-city manager system.

Thu
07
Mar

"Livestock auction sale features 220 lots" by: Mike Reddell

Sentinel photo/MaLinda Reddell
Karly Brown’s steer, Sugar Bear, was this year’s grand champion - the top show animal - at the Matagorda County Fair and Livestock Show Junior Livestock Auction Saturday, March 2. Karly’s steers have won three grand championships since 2015. Brown is a member of Van Vleck Community 4-H.

   For three straight years, Karly Brown has shown either the grand champion or reserve grand champion steer at the Matagorda County Fair and Livestock Show.
   This year, Karly’s steer is the grand champion again for the 75th anniversary of the fair and livestock show.
   The Van Vleck Community 4-H member also won the 2018 grand champion honors.
   While her sister Kenzie won the title in 2017, Karly showed the reserve grand champion that year.
   Karly also won with the 2015 grand champion steer. 
   Van Vleck’s Jenna Schultz showed the 2016 grand champion.

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Thu
07
Mar

"JP indicted on misdemeanor tampering with record charge" by: Mike Reddell

   Precinct 1 JP Jason Sanders was indicted on a charge of tampering with government record, a Class A misdemeanor, by a Matagorda County grand jury Feb. 25, county court records show.
   Sanders, 49, was booked into Matagorda County Jail Feb. 26, and was released later that day on a $5,000 personal recognizance bond, jail and court records indicate.
   The 130th District Court grand jury indictment reads that on Sept. 24, 2018, the defendant “did then and there intentionally destroy a governmental record, namely a marriage license and the governmental record was not destroyed pursuant to legal authorization or transferred under Section 44.204 of the Texas Government Code.”
   The Wharton County District Attorney’s office presented the information to the grand jury.
   District Judge Craig Estlinbaum appointed Wharton County District Attorney Dawn Allison as District Attorney Pro Tem after receiving a Motion to Recuse from District Attorney Steven Reis.

Thu
07
Mar

"County approves crude oil pipeline across 4 roads" by: Mike Reddell

A 20-inch crude oil pipeline crossing four county roads was approved and submitting an application to extend the deadline for the aerial application of the herbicide 2,4-D were approved by commissioners court at its regular meeting Monday, March 4.
   Houston-based Gray Oak Pipeline will lay the pipeline across CR 420 (Jack Bram Road), CR 422 (John Fella Road), CR 423 (Morales Road) and CR 414 (Poole Road).
   Wet weather conditions have hindered applying 2, 4-D by permit, County Agent Aaron Sumrall 

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Thu
07
Mar

"Tickets available for Great Steak Cook-Off" by: Jessica Shepard

   The 9th Annual Boys and Girls Club of Bay City and Matagorda County’s “Great Steak Cook-Off” fundraiser kicks off at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23 at the Bay City Civic Center. 
   Dinner begins at 6:45 p.m. with tickets at $50 per person.
   For $500, corporate table seating is available for eight people. 
   Tickets are also available for purchase online at https://baycitybgc.ejoinme.org/cookoff19.
   “This is our largest fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Club,” said Janet Peden, event chair.
   “So far, we have 18 total teams signed up to cook. But, we’re open to more. This is the first year we have a TenarisBayCity cook-off team entered into the contest.”
   The event boasts bucket raffles, live and silent auctions, and awards for best steak, crowd favorite and more! 

Thu
07
Mar

Bay City Girls Softball Association hosts openigng day ceremony

Sentinel photo by Jessica Shepard
County Judge Nate McDonald serves as cake auctioneer for the Bay City Girls Softball Association’s annual opening day ceremony March 2. All games were canceled due to the weather, but the ceremonial first pitch was made along with the traditional cake auction. This year featured a barbecue plate fundraiser as well as the cake auction.

Thu
07
Mar

Home Economics Youth Division winners

Sentinel photo/Jessica Shepard
Matagorda County Fair and Livestock Association's Home Economics youth division entry winners received $50 for their "High Point" status, Feb. 26. Winners include: Ansley Kubecka, Scollie Saha, Darren Hubbard, Olivia Hill, Jace Whisler, Clif Cash, Mark "Ty" Kubecka, Slade Saha, Shawn Sneath, Aydan Flores, Avery Kubecka, Madilyn Spalek, Anisa Cornett, Samantha Otto, and Emily Jenkins. Not all are pictured.

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