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Thu
12
Feb

Checking out Charity Ball auction attractions

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
A traditional and successful fundraising effort for the Junior Service League of Bay City has been its silent auction at the Charity Ball and that was the case last Saturday as guests looked over the diverse things to bid on. The bid items at right reflect this year’s ball theme of “An American Gala.” This was the 52nd charity ball and the funds the club receives benefits students, organizations and programs.

Thu
12
Feb

Holdup suspect identified from FB Page

  Thanks to assistance from the public, an arrest is pending for the armed robbery of an Avenue F Jan. 31, Bay City police said. 
  Police posted a photo of the suspect who is accused of robbing the EZ-Stop at 4021 Ave. F on its Facebook page Feb. 4.  
  By the next day, Feb. 5, police reported on the page the suspect was identified.
“The robbery suspect posted yesterday has been identified. Another successful way we can police together. Thanks everyone. The case is still under investigation and an arrest is pending,” Bay City police’s posting said.
Thu
12
Feb

Crowd of 300 cheers Paul Hill signing

When Van Vleck all-state offensive lineman signed a litter of intent to play with the Stephen F. Austin University Lumberjacks, there were about 300 people present to celebrate the occasion Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 4, VVHS gym. At right, Paul Hill, second from right, is joined at the signing by, from left: his sister, Jennifer; his mother, Nancy; and his father, Paul Hill Sr. It was almost a standing room only crowd, below, for the signing. Hill, below right, a colorful poster signed by friends and family.
Sentinel photos/Mike Reddell

Thu
12
Feb

BCHS students have 10 career paths to consider

BCISD photos

Bryan Brown's welding students at BCHS are constructing a trailer. Zack is under the coat and welding mask. Welding is one of the over 50 CTE courses offered at BCHS.

   February is National Career and Technology Education month and 81 percent of students in Bay City ISD participate in CTE courses.
   Students can choose from 10 different career paths with eight certifications.
   The eight certifications are in fields like human services, construction/career prep, health science, manufacturing, business management and hospitality.
   “The two most popular CTE programs at Bay City High School are Health Science Career Cluster and Agricultural Food and Natural Resources Career Cluster,” said Federal Program and CTE Director Lisa Volkmer.
Thu
12
Feb

Wildlife rescue presents 18th annual basics training workshop

 Have you ever found an injured bird in your yard and wanted to know how to help it?
   The Friends of Gulf Coast Wildlife Rescue are presenting their 18th Annual Wildlife Rescue Basics Training Workshop Saturday, Feb 21.
   The workshop is free and will last from 8 a.m. until noon and is at The Gulf Coast Observatory Avian Science Center at 103 east highway 332 in Lake Jackson.
   Attendees can look forward to learning what to do when they find an injured or abandoned animal, an overview of wildlife rehabilitation and ho to coexist peacefully with wildlife.
   “We will also be teaching basic first aid, safety and handling techniques for reptiles, mammals and birds,” said the press release.
   There will also be live animals at the workshop.
   Those that attend the workshop will also learn about birds of prey and the laws protecting them as well as other state and federal wildlife laws.
Fri
06
Feb

The Matagorda Day in Austin planning team had its final meeting Thursday in preparation for the big day Tuesday, Feb. 10.

Sentinel Photo/ by Mike Reddell
The Matagorda Day in Austin planning team had its final meeting Thursday in preparation for the big day Tuesday, Feb. 10. Showing off a wagon with items that will go into goody bags for lawmakers and state officials are, from left: Debbie Morris, Natalie Galvan, Lauren Fox, Aaron Fox, Kerri Wikoff, Barbara Sanders, Bobby Wilkinson, Harriet Townsend, Tami Savage and Tiffany Foltyn.

Thu
05
Feb

Council work on Vision 2040 makes progress

   Mayor Mark Bricker presented a rough draft of a plan to Bay City Council members last Tuesday Jan. 27 in a special workshop meeting to discuss ways to move along the Vision 2040 plan.
   The main committees discussed were the Bay City Community Development Corporation, Bay City Gas Company Board, Bay City/Matagorda Count Convention and Visitors Bureau, Planning Commission, City Council, and the mayor’s office.
   How to move the vision forward has been the challenge.

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Thu
05
Feb

Police say 3 Bay City burglaries solved

   A 14-year-old Bay City male taken into custody Jan. 28 solved three burglaries here, Bay City police said.
   The juvenile was taken to Victoria Detention Center for the offenses, Police Lt. Clayton Rymer said.
Thu
05
Feb

County seizes 25 dogs, snakes, from trailer; 2 dogs died

   Two of the 25 dogs seized from a trailer house east of Bay City Jan. 28 are dead, said  county animal control officer Max Cruz.
   Susan Wimer, 63, of Bay City, was charged with cruelty to non-livestock animals and failure to provide protection, the Matagorda County Sheriff’s Office said.
   The woman was arrested Jan. 29 and released on a $3,500 surety bond, jail records show.
Thu
05
Feb

Boys & Girls gets $20,000 from Rotary

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
Bay City Rotary Club awarded the Boys & Girls Club of Bay City and Matagorda County $25,000 at Rotary’s meeting Tuesday, Feb. 3. Showing off the gift are, from left: Billy Mann, B&G Club board member; David LaVassaur, B&G executive director; Rotary President Marie Aguilera; and Tami Savage B&G Club board president. Mann told Rotarians about the importance of their donation that was for the club’s new High School Spot, which has just been launched.

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