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09
Apr

Memorial Stadium upgrades scoreboard

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
Memorial Stadium sports a new scoreboard thanks to a donation from Prosperity Bank/Tami Savage, said Superintendent Keith Brown. The old scoreboard outlived its usefullness and the “wagging tail cat sign” is being refurbished and will be up in time for football season.The scoreboard is among many repairs the district had made to the stadium since 2008, Brown said.

Thu
09
Apr

Freeport's cargo link to Tenaris

   A resolution to extend a Heavy Lift Corridor that permits trucks to carry excess cargo weight on Texas 35 from Brazoria County to the TenarisBayCity plant was approved by Matagorda County Commissioners Court Monday.
   Brazoria County’s Heavy Lift Corridor runs from the Port of Freeport up Texas 6 to West Columbia, then to Texas 35 to the Chevron Phillips plant at Old Ocean and the 13-mile extension will take it to the Tenaris Plant, said Mike Wilson, Freeport economic development director.
   The legislature amended the Texas Transportation Code in 2011 to enable the corridor through Brazoria County.
Thu
09
Apr

Paddling for Texas streams

   Interested in a nature adventure on the Colorado River here at home in Matagorda County?
   Then the 6th Annual Rally on the River that begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 11, at Riverside Park will fit that bill nicely. Admission to the park and rally are free.
   Paddlers can bring their own kayak – or pay $25 for a single or tandem loaner – canoe and stand-up paddleboard to the rally for a 9 a.m. departure – it’s an all-day event - from the Riverside boat ramp, said Willie Younger, the rally coordinator.  
   Billed as a “Paddlers’ Tribute to Texas Streams,” the rally is sponsored by the Matagorda County Birding Nature Center (MCBNC) and supported by the City of Bay City, Matagorda County, Lower Colorado River Authority and Matagorda County Convention and Visitors Bureau. 
   “The rally on the Colorado River isn’t just another no-fee meet-up for paddlers,” Younger declared.
Thu
09
Apr

Lions convention draws 170 from area clubs

   As many 170 Lions and their spouses from more than 75 southeast clubs will be in Bay City for the District 2-S4 Lions Club Convention Friday through Saturday at the Bay City Civic Center.
   Bay City Lion Mitch Thames is the District Governor and will be a key figure in convention activies

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Thu
09
Apr

Homeowner finds, holds burglary suspect at gunpoint

   A Bay City homeowner found a burglary suspect in his laundry room and held the man at gunpoint until police officers were almost there early Tuesday morning, April 7, police reports show.
   Bay City patrol officer Pete Guzman and patrol corporal Leo Chevez were sent to a house in the 2500 Block of Avenue G after the resident called police when his residential alarm sounded a few minutes after midnight, officers reported.
Thu
09
Apr

Few problems Easter weekend at Matagorda Beach

   MATAGORDA - Easter Weekend on Matagorda Beach started with a packed crowd on Friday that eased off Saturday and Sunday, Matagorda County Sheriff Skipper Osborne said.
   “It went real well,” the sheriff said.

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Thu
09
Apr

Kolkhorst passes 1st bills as senator

   The Texas Senate passed two bills authored by State Senator Lois Kolkhorst Tuesday, the first legislation for her to pass as a state senator.
   In passing Senate Bill 759, Kolkhorst repeals two state taxes. 
   The first tax abolished is now applied to renting premises for bingo, a popular pastime in much of her Senate District 18. 
   The second tax repealed in her bill is regarding liquefied gas (LPG) used to power motor vehicles.  
   By eliminating both taxes, Kolkhorst said that the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts will be able to focus resources on more productive areas of the state’s tax laws. 
Thu
09
Apr

Watershed workshop focus on Tres Palacios river, bay

Texas A&M AgriLIfe Extension Service photo
A free Texas Watershed Steward program related to the Tres Palacios River and Bay watershed area will be held April 21 in Palacios.

   PALACIOS – A Texas Watershed Steward workshop on water quality issues related to the Tres Palacios River and bay will be from 1-5 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, at the First United Methodist Church, 209 Lucas Avenue in Palacios. 
   The workshop is presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board in cooperation with the Texas Water Resources Institute. 
   The training is free and open to anyone interested in improving water quality in the region, said program coordinators. 
   Participants are encouraged to preregister at the Texas Watershed Steward website at http://tws.tamu.edu. 
Thu
09
Apr

Stsate alters spring turkey season for Matagorda, Wharton counties

   The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission recently approved restructuring the existing spring turkey hunting season in Wharton and Matagorda counties. 
   The new regulations, which take effect for the 2016 season, will continue to allow for a 30-day spring only, one gobbler season and eliminate mandatory harvest reporting.
   Hunting season for eastern turkey will be closed in 2016 in Angelina, Brazoria, Camp, Fort Bend, Franklin, Harrison, Hopkins, Morris, Titus, Trinity and Wood counties and on National Forest lands in Jasper County.

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Thu
09
Apr

Sheriff asks citizens to fight against crime

   Responding to the increased number of citizens wanting to assist law enforcement officials and build a stronger partnership in the fight against crime, Sheriff Frank “Skipper” Osborne announced that Matagorda County citizens are being invited to become associate members of the Sheriffs’ Association of Texas. 
   Membership invitations will go out in the mail over the next several weeks. 
   Associate member funding allows the Sheriff’s Association of Texas to provide critical training, technical resources and legislative support on key criminal justice issues to law enforcement officers across the state.  
   In addition, dues will be used to support crime prevention and awareness programs, promote public safety, fight drug abuse, provide additional training for sheriff’s and their deputies, and provide scholarships for children of law enforcement officers. 

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