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Thu
07
Jan

‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ at USO Jan. 16

   The Bay City Parks and Recreation Department is encouraging everyone to dress up in your holiday best and put on your dancing shoes. 
   They’re hosting the second annual “Baby It’s Cold Outside” Dance on from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, at the USO Service Center at the corner of Avenue M and Texas 35.   
   “Keep warm by the fireplace or by dancing to some of your favorite tunes,” said Parks and Rec director Kelly Penewitt. 
   Tickets are on sale now at the Parks and Recreation Office located at 1217 Avenue J and will also be available at the door. 
   Tickets are $10 per person or $50 for a table of eight.   
   “Our color scheme is black, gold and silver,” said Aquatics and Recreation Specialist Ronda Espinosa. 
   Light refreshments and set ups will be sold. 
   Real Deal Grill will feature its menu during the event as well.   
   DJ Tommy Blaze will provide the music for the evening.  

Thu
07
Jan

Going Up...

Sentinel Photo/Mike Reddell
Construction continues on Bay City’s new Fairfield Inn. The national hotel chain broke ground for the new building late last year, and opening is expected in 2016. The site is on TX 35 across the street from Bay City High School. The new inn will be one of several that have either recently opened or are under construction along TX 35 in the city.

Thu
07
Jan

Explorers plan open house

Bay City Police Explorer Post 2226 will be hosting an open house on Jan. 11 at 7 p.m.at the city fire department. 
   The meeting will be open to anyone 14-20 years old and interested in a career in law enforcement. Parents are also welcome.
   Several local law enforcement officers will introduce themselves at the meeting and there will be a variety of activities designed to help attendees get a feel for what life as a police officer is like.  Pizza and other refreshments will be provided.
   The post’s mission is to introduce young people to law enforcement career options.  
    Anyone with questions about the meeting or about Explorers in general should contact  or contact Irene Kjergaard of the Bay City Police Department at 979-323-1113 or ikjergaard@cityofbaycity.org.

 

Thu
31
Dec

Dunn open for business

Sentinel Photo/Mike Reddell
Dunn Heat Exchangers plant on Texas 60 north has 225,000 square feet.

   Dunn Heat Exchangers sprawling plant on Texas 60 north is open and ready for business.
   The newly completed Bay City operations now join Dunn’s Texas City headquarters plant in repairing and cleaning hydrocarbon-contaminated equipment used in the oil and gas, petrochemical and power-generation industries.
   “We’re open for business,” said Bay City plant manager Jamie Todd, “And we’re in good shape.”
   The plant encompasses a total of 225,000 square feet and two 75-ton cranes on its 18-acre industrial site.
   “Everything is pretty good,” said Todd.

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Thu
31
Dec

Districts comply with open carry

   Bay City, Tidehaven and Van Vleck ISD Superintendents said that their districts are complying with the “Open Carry” law that takes effect Friday, Jan. 1.
   All districts are following the law in regards to their campuses, premises and buses.
   For them, there have been no real changes in how they handle their operations in regards to “Open Carry.”
   That includes citing the Texas Penal Code 46.03 “Places Weapons Prohibited,” a law that will stand in effect until Aug. 1, 2016.

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Thu
31
Dec

County OKs process for JP job applicants

   A process for people to apply for the Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace position was approved by the Matagorda County Commissioners Court at its regular meeting Monday, Dec. 28.
   Jeanette Bell recently announced her resignation from the post effective Jan. 17. She will be joining the District Attorney’s staff.
   “The first step is having people apply,” County Attorney Denise Fortenberry told commissioners.
   Applications for the job are due by 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 7.
   Once the applications are received, the applicants’ qualifications will be reviewed by a committee.

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Thu
31
Dec

BCPD Awards different divisions

Contributed photo
During the City of Bay City’s Christmas Party, several Bay City police department employees (different divisions) received awards for dedicated service to the city and police department. Pete Guzman, center, was honored as employee of the rear/patrol division. Flanking Guzman are Captain Rober Lister, left, and Sgt. James Reckaway.

Thu
31
Dec

Thief targets mailboxes

Contributed photo
Some of the stolen mail James Mitchell was able to find in his area of Bay City.

   Someone is stealing mail from residents – especially those with boxes close to the street – in at least one Bay City neighborhood, former sheriff James Mitchell is warning.
      Mitchell learned about the mail theft from a woman who lives five blocks distant and returned his mail that she found, he pointed out.
   Mitchell found his stolen mail from Saturday in places blocks from his house on Avenue H and Austin.
   “Someone is going around and stealing mail,” he said.

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Thu
31
Dec

Police chief explains open carry

   Beginning January 1, 2016, Texans who possess a handgun license will be able to openly carry their firearm if they so choose. 
   Officers are often asked questions regarding the law. 
   This week Chief Roger Barker wanted to have officers review the law once again and share it with those of you who have been inquiring about it. 
   The following is an e-mail that was sent out by the Texas Police Chief’s Association that we thought we would share.
    Persons lawfully carrying firearms under Texas law should not be unnecessarily hindered in the exercise of that privilege. 
   Officers shall be familiar with the applicable laws and policies regarding the carrying of firearms.
   Any detention of a person for carrying a handgun shall be in accordance with Texas Penal Code §46.02, Unlawful Carrying of Weapons. 

Thu
31
Dec

Update Tour...

Contributed photo/Tenaris Bay City
Matagorda County commissioners toured TenarisBayCity to see the development and get an update on the project.
From left to right: Alex Corra, Tenaris Senior Assistant to the Engineering Director; Precinct 2 Commissioner Kent Pollard; Precinct 3 Commissioner James Gibson; Matagorda County Judge Nate McDonald; Roberto De Hoyos, TenarisVice President of Public Affairs; and Precinct 1 Commissioner Dan Putska.

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