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03
Oct

CAST to kick off 2019-2020 season

   Members of the Community Actors of South Texas (CAST) are preparing for the opening weekend of their 2019-2020 Season.
   Opening the year will be a recreation of Orson Welles radio broadcast of H.G. Welles’ “War of the Worlds.”
   The show kicks off at 7 p.m., Oct. 25-26, 31, and Nov. 1-2, at the First United Methodist Church Chapel.
   Tickets are $20 per person and are available through www.baycitycast.com and Green Brothers on the Square.
   The script is by Howard E. Koch and production rights are through PlayScripts.
   “We are going to turn the First United Methodist Chapel into a 
radio broadcast station with the emphasis on the spoken word not physical acting ability,” said Director Richard Knapik.
   “The roles were assigned to 
those whose voice best matched the characters in the play. We 

Thu
03
Oct

Nikki makes touchdown run

Photo by Stacey Mackenzie
Big Nikki ran for a touchdown on the Freshmen Blackcats' first offensive play of the game versus the Columbia Roughnecks on Sept. 26. Entry fee to the game was a donation for BC Down Syndrome Association to Fund Buddy Walk.

Thu
03
Oct

"A recap of gas leak at Tenie Holmes" From Allison Sliva BCISD

   At approximately 7:15 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, the smell of gas was reported at Tenie Holmes. 
   Students and staff who had arrived early for the day were escorted out of the building while the Bay City Fire Department and Bay City ISD Maintenance Department investigated. 
   They discovered at that time that a pilot light was out in the kitchen, and the campus was given the all-clear to return to the building.
   About one hour later, a gas smell was noticed at the exterior of the old wing of the old Tenie Holmes building. 
   The Bay City Fire Department, BCISD Maintenance Department and Bay City Gas Company were notified.
   The entire campus was evacuated at that time to Calvary Baptist Church. 
   Meanwhile, gas was turned off for the entire Tenie Holmes property shortly. BCISD Food Services provided lunch to the children at Calvary who stayed through the lunch hour.

Thu
03
Oct

Rice Dish Roundup Grand Champions

Sentinel photo/Jessica Shepard
Winners of the annual Rice Dish Round-up contest were awarded blue ribbons Oct. 1. Grand Champions received purple ribbons along with a cash award, free armband to the carnival and jar of rice. From left to right are: Agri-Life Extension office admin Velma Mangum; Will Frazier, grades 9-12 winner; Rice Dish Round-up chairman Wayne Witte; Tat Tinnin, grades 1-5 winner; Rice Festival Chairman Ray Reis; Trevor Frazier, grades 1-5 winner; and Kathy Jackson, adult division winner

Thu
03
Oct

Library Kicks off National Night Out

Sentinel photo/Jessica Shepard
Bay City Police Department employees were out in force to celebrate National Night Out, Oct.1 at the Bay City Public Library. The Bay City High School Show Choir and Dungeoneers put on a song-filled skit for the officers. The library was the kick-off point for BCPD touring several neighborhoods and getting to know their fellow citizens.

Thu
03
Oct

New home for Sargent Branch Library

   The Bay City Public Library is gearing up for more exciting changes to its Sargent Branch Library location.
   The Sargent Branch Library will be temporarily closed starting Oct. 14 for about three months as it moves into its new location.
   Bay City Library Director Samantha Denbow obtained a $54,000 grant from the Tocker Foundation for the library to receive new furnishings throughout the new building.
   She and a committee from the Friends of the Sargent Library worked together with an architect provided by the Tocker Foundation to develop a color scheme and select all new shelves, tables, and chairs.
   “I am proud of the support the community has shown the library throughout the years,” said Denbow.
   “This has been a dream of so many for a long time, and it’s happening because all of the different organizations – the County, the City, the Friends – and the community are coming together for this one great purpose.”

Thu
03
Oct

Tobacco operation successful

   Bay City police conducted a special operation targeting clerks who illegally sell tobacco products to minors on Monday, Sept. 30.
   The operation’s goal is to promote a healthy, safe environment for the young people of today.
   These operations use a minor between the ages of 14 and 16, who tries to buy tobacco products at various stores within the city limits of Bay City.
   Plain-clothed officers stay in the area with the minor to ensure his or her safety. The minor then leaves the store and notifies the lead officer if a sale was made.
   If there was a sale, the minor then turns over the tobacco product to the officer. 
   The clerk is then issued a citation for the offense of “Selling Tobacco to a Minor” and must appear in court for the charge.
   During this particular operation, 11 of the 13 stores checked refused to sell to our minors. 

Thu
03
Oct

"Blackcats work on bouncing back from adversity" by: Mike Reddell

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
Blackcat senior running back RJ Mitchell (22) gets behind his blockers to pick up good yardage against Columbia.

   A focus on the positives and figuring out how to be competitive is what Blackcat Head Coach Patrick Matthews is stressing this week.
   “We’re having a hard time how to handle adversity. It’s one of those things we talk about all of the time – like life,” Matthews added.
   The Blackcats (0-4, 0-1) are coming off a 50-6 loss to Columbia in a District 13-4A-1 season opener at the Roughnecks’ homecoming there last Friday.
   “We have to work them on how to focus on adversity, because it will happen at any football game,” the coach said.
   This Friday, Bay City will host another district opponent in Needville (4-1, 1-0), which toppled previously unbeaten El Campo 47-27 last Friday.
   “Needville has a solid running back, a strong-armed quarterback and receivers who can catch the ball,” Matthews said, also noting that the Bluejays also have a strong defensive front.

Thu
03
Oct

"Tigers overwhelm Danbury in district opener" by: Mike Reddell

Sentinel photo/MaLinda Reddell
Tidehaven’s Joey Kacer (40) celebrates teammate Jerry Johnson’s fumble recovery TD.

   Paced by Tiger running back Jose Martinez’s 157 yards rushing and quarterback Blake Garcia 163 yards passing, Tidehaven began District 14-3A-2 play with a 39-8 win over Danbury Friday, Sept. 27.
   “It was a good game for us,” Head Coach David Lucio said.
   “We were able to put the game away early and got to play a lot of our backups,” he added. 
   “We started district play 1-0 and came away with no new injuries.” 
   Tidehaven (2-3, 1-0) had 496 total yards against Danbury – 333 yards rushing and 163 yards in the air. Garcia was 6-12 – the longest throw was 71 yards – with three touchdowns.
   Mason Perales caught three passes for 80 yards and two TDs and Kaden Henry had two receptions for 71 yards and a TD.
   The Tiger defense held Danbury’s rushing game to 70 yards and its passing to 75 yards and a TD.
   Tiger Jerry Johnson recovered a fumble and returned for a TD.

Thu
03
Oct

New Matagorda VFD grass fire truck

Contributed photo
Matagorda Volunteer Fire Department’s new grass fire truck was delivered last week. The vehicle was funded entirely by donations.

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