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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   The second tax repealed in her bill is regarding liquefied gas (LPG) used to power motor vehicles.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

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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. 
Thu
09
Apr

BCISD Pre-K registration underway

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Bay City pre-kindergarten classes are all smiles for this photo.

 Bay City Independent School District recognizes the value to our students and their families of quality early-childhood education, so in the 2011-2012 school year the district invested in full-day Pre-Kindergarten classes.    
   Registration is going on this week in BCISD for those classes.  
   “I have been a part of starting Pre-Kindergarten programs from scratch in two different school districts (Rivercrest ISD and Thrall ISD) in Texas and we expanded to full day Pre-K in BCISD with excellent results,” said BCISD Superintendent Keith Brown. “We have buckled down and made this program a reality for our kids.”   
 

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Thu
09
Apr

City hiring pool lifeguards

  The Parks and Recreation Department is hiring Lifeguards and Head Guards for the Hilliard and 16th Street Pool. 
  Parks & Recreation is looking for 20 lifeguards to fully staff its two outdoor pools. 
  Working as a summer lifeguard is an exciting summer job with a great salary that offers the opportunity to help keep people safe and teach youth to swim. 
   The city encourage all interested citizens ages 16 and up to apply. Bay City’s lifeguards are ‘whistle worthy,’ and you may be too!
Thu
09
Apr

Over 200 volunteer for Day of Caring friday

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Volunteers work on a wheelchair ramp during.last year’s United Way Day of Caring.

      
   Over 200 volunteers have signed up to lend a hand during the United Way’s 7th Annual Day of Caring this Friday, April 10.  
   “We’ve actually had more than that sign up, but not everyone can make it,” said Matagorda County United Way Executive director Di Ann Sneed. 
   All volunteers are meeting that morning at 8 a.m. for breakfast to be served at the USO Service Center. 
   Following breakfast the work assignment lists will be distributed along with tools and materials. 
   County Judge Nate McDonald, Mayor Mark Bricker and Bay City Chamber of Commerce President Mitch Thames will give a morning sendoff after that. 

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