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Hundreds line the streets

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
Hundreds of people turned out on Bay City streets to honor the Joe Ros funeral procession Friday afternoon, May 29.

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Verizon Wireless Zone welcomed

Sentinel photo/Jessica Shepard
There was an impressive turnout for the Bay City Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture welcome for the new Verizon Wireless Zone on Thursday, May 28, during their grand opening and ribbon cutting. Michael Mamo is the manager of the store at 3420 Seventh St., Suite 100, in Bay City.

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Stripes Grand Opening

Sentinel photo/Jessica Shepard
During its grand opening ribbon cutting Friday, May 29, Stripes donated $1,000 to the Bay City High School Aristocats - who performed at the event - to further their education and studies in dance. The opening drew a healthy attendance from residents, members of Bay City Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture and city council. Stripes’ opening has been long awaited since it’s the only truck stop between Angleton and Port Lavaca on Texas 35, said D.C. Dunham, Bay City Community Development Corporation executive director.

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Correction

   The May 25 death of Joe Ros of Van Vleck was caused by heart attack, and not drowning, a family member informed the Bay City Sentinel, Tuesday, June 2.
   Ros’ neice, Amanda Barr of Midfield, said that her uncle died from a heart attack, saying that was the cause given in the coroner’s report. 
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River rally canceled

Rally on the River, scheduled Saturday, June 6, at Riverside Park, has been cancelled.
   Flood cleanup at Riverside Park is expected to take a couple of weeks, said Donna Younger, with Matagorda County Birding Nature Center – the rally’s sponsor.
   Younger said she didn’t know whether the rally would be rescheduled now. 
 
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Pavilion project donation

The Matagorda County Jazz Festival Committee, a once-active committee of the Matagorda County Economic Development Corporation, donated $9,919 to the Palacios Beautification and Pavilion Committee for the Palacios Pavilion Project.
The Jazz Festival Committee was formed to raise funds for hosting an annual jazz festival at the Palacios Pavilion to promote county tourism.
Once the pavilion was closed, deemed a safety hazard and demolished, the committee put their mission on hold. The committee chose to donate the remaining balance of their funds toward rebuilding the pavilion.
Pavilion committee members Debbie Morris and David Kocurek, along with Palacios Mayor John Sardelich and MCEDC board members DC Dunham, John Chipman and Ron Laws received a check from Jazz Festival Committee members Timothy Sloan DiNino and Sandra Davis. Pictured, from left: Dunham, Davis, Chipman, DiNino, Laws, Sardelich, Kocurek and Morris.
Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell

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04
Jun

Henderson Fabrication plans $1.4 million expansion

Sentinel photo/MaLinda Reddell
Lloyd and Theresa Henderson began the Bay City business in 1987. Above, the plant today.

Henderson Fabrication Inc. is planning a $1.4 million expansion of its Nichols Road plant that will mean adding 10 to 12 new employees.
   The expansion will add 20,000 square feet and is projected to increase production by 50 percent to its fabricated structural and miscellaneous steel plant at 3107 Nichols Rd., documents filed with Matagorda County show. 
   The five-month project construction will be from June to October this year – weather permitting.
   Matagorda County Commissioners Court approved Henderson’s tax abatement application and accepted the company’s $1,000 application fee at the court’s regular meeting Monday, June 1. 
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Jun

US News awards bronze to VVHS

   Van Vleck High School was awarded the U.S. News and World Report Bronze Award for being one of the best high schools in the United States.
   “It’s an honor to win this award again,” said Principal Brandon Hood. 
   “We have won it three times before.”
   Hood says that the high school won bronze and silver before in years past.

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THS seniors make graduation history

The Tidehaven High School class of 205 graduated Friday, May 28.
   Those students were the last to do so in the old gymnasium built in 1949.
   Superintendent Dr. Andrew Siegrist pointed that out during his introductory speech.
   “Over 60 years of graduates have sat right where you’re at,” he said, pointing to the students.
   “And now you’re a part of history, too.”
   Siegrist took a photo from the podium to share on Facebook, emphasizing his point.
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VVHS graduates 74 Thursday night

The 2015 Van Vleck High School Senior Class

   The Van Vleck High School class of 2015 will graduate from 7:30 to 9: 30 p.m., Thursday, June 4, at Burl McKinney field.
   A total of 74 students make up the graduating class.
   This year’s valedictorian and salutatorian are Trevor Smith and Justice Brooks respectively.
   The top 10 percent students following them in order are: Claire McReynolds, Kylie Pruett, Kelly Bacon, Hanna Harvey, and Hunter Hutson.
   Over 20 students earned scholarships with local and national entities that totaled over $623,000.
   The top three earners were Estel Morales, Ryan Willy and Trevor Smith.
   Seniors chose orange-tipped white roses as their flower this year.
   Their class song is “See You Again” by Wiz Khalifa.
   This year’s motto is taken from Isaiah 40:31: “They shall mount up with wings as eagles; They shall run, and not be weary; And they shall walk and not faint.”

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