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"CAST children’s theater production to feature wide variety of pop icons" by: Jessica Shepard

   The Community Actors of South Texas (CAST)’s summer children’s theater production of “Alice in Space” opens at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 21, at the Van Vleck Auditorium.  
   The play features many pop culture icons including: time lords, droids, rugby players and Yoda, just to name a few.  
   A brief online summary available of the play says that the “great-great-great granddaughter of the original Alice is emigrating to a new planet with her parents when their space ship comes within the pull of a Black Hole.”  
   The production is cast entirely of children and teenagers, including the technical crew.  
   Showings are at 6 p.m.  Thursday through Saturday July 21-23  in the Van Vleck Auditorium with your final chance to catch the play at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 24.   
   Pre-sale tickets are $15 with prices going up to $18 at the door.  
   Tickets are on sale at Green Bros. Jewelry, The Frozen Swirl or online atbaycitycast.com.  

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Car show donation to B&G Club

Bay City Market Days committee members David Rodriguez and MaLinda Reddell present checks totalling $1900 to Boys and Girls Club board member Bobby Wilkinson and BGC Executive Director Bebee Manrique. The funds were raised from car entry fees at the the first ever Historic Downtown Street Heat car show in June.
Bay City Sentinel/Jessica Shepard

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3 men rob woman at gunpoint

   A 36-year-old Bay City woman was robbed at gunpoint on Hiram Brandon Drive as she was walking home from her job Saturday morning, July 16, Bay City police said.  
   The woman, who was unharmed, said she was approached by a white Chevrolet pickup truck occupied by two Hispanic males and a black male at about 11:29 a.m. Saturday in the 4400 block of Hiram Brandon.  
   As the vehicle pulled alongside of her, the truck’s driver pointed a handgun in her direction and demanded her money, the woman told police, saying she gave the robber what money she had and the suspects fled the scene.  
   She was unable to get the license plate number when the vehicle left the scene.   
   The suspect with the weapon who demanded the money was a Hispanic male with tattoos on the inside of both forearms, police were told.   
   Detective Juan Delgado is investigating this case.   

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Man bitten by shark on Matagorda Beach

   A 30-year-old man said he was bitten by a shark on Matagorda Beach at Three-Mile Cut Sunday afternoon, July 10, the Sheriff’s Office reports this week show.
   Deputies talked to the man about the shark bite report at Matagorda Regional Medical Center emergency room in Bay City, where he was treated for several cuts and punctures on his right foot. 
   The victim told deputies he was in the water between first and second sand bar, playing on a boogie board.
   The man said he felt something grab his leg and he ripped his foot from the shark’s mouth, reports show. 
   EMS took the man from the beach to MRMC, deputies reported.  

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"Oil prices impact Oilman’s tourney attendance" by: Mike Reddell

Bay City Sentinel/Mike Reddell
Anglers wait for results, above, from longtime tournament official and local fishing guide Tommy Countz, right.

   The oil industry’s problems from volatile oil prices - forcing several companies to lay off employees - caused attendance to drop off at this year’s Texas Oilman’s Charity Invitational Fishing Tournament at Matagorda Harbor last weekend.
   Still, there were about 750 anglers at this year’s tournament, down a good bit from previous years, but still a sizable turnout.
   The tournament, now in its 15th year, raised enough money to return next year, promising news for the Matagorda community and for the participants in this popular fishing event.
   Several Matagorda County charities have benefited from the tournament over the years.
   And while the TOCIFT expected the money raised this year to be down, along with attendance, the event still has a solid reputation of helping its charities - good years and bad.

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"Matagorda’s newest boat can stay at sea for 35-40 days" by: Mike Reddell

Bay City Sentinel photos/Mike Reddell
Buddy Treybig, owner of Buddy’s Seafood stores, is shown at the bow of his new shrimp boat, the Gina Marie, that’s named for his wife. Built in Louisiana, the vessel is undergoing sea trials by Treybig and his crew, as well as technical people with Caterpiller. Treybig and his crew member await supplies in order to stay in the Gulf for several more days.

   Buddy Treybig is putting his new $2 million shrimp boat through sea trials in the Gulf of Mexico  – during the opening days of the brown shrimp season.  
   Treybig, owner of Matagorda-based Buddy’s Seafood, took on supplies two miles off Matagorda Beach last Friday as he prepared to stay out two to three weeks making sure all is right with the 78-foot-long, 26-foot-wide vessel, named for his wife, Gina Marie.  

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"Patriot Committee will be charged with planning 9-11 observance" by: Mike Reddell

Bay City Sentinel photos/Mike Reddell
Bobby Head presides over the inaugural meeting of the Matagorda County Patriot Committee that will plan the remembrance of 9-11..

   The Matagorda County Patriot Committee has been formed to plan the local observance of the 15th anniversary of the attack on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.  
   The 9-11 Remembrance & Troop Support Rally will begin at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, at Memorial Stadium in Bay City.  
   Organized by Bobby Head, the event “will bring together many of our local citizens, civic organizations, schools, law enforcement personnel, firefighters, EMS and businesses to show our remembrance to the victims and families of 9-11.”

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"CVB to await word from city on appointing directors" by: Jessica Shepard

   “We’ve got several individuals that are interested in being new directors on the board,” said Mitch Thames, Bay City chamber director during the Matagorda Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) meeting, July 14.  
   “Traditionally, our process has been for the board to approve those members. In communications, just recently, with the mayor and his office, I’m hearing that they want more involvement in picking or approving board members,” Thames said.  
   “So, we’ve provided this information to the office and are waiting on confirmation, added Thames.  
   “I will tell you that when I got here 11 years ago, there wasn’t anything in writing,” he said.  
   “When Richard was mayor and I came in, he said ‘do good and do lots of it.’ We struggled with board members.  
   “Now, we have members that are part of the tourism industry,” said Thames.  

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"Volunteers needed for Market Days" by: Jessica Shepard

   The Bay City Market Days committee is in need of volunteers.  
   Not just for running the information booth, but also designated chairs within the committee.  
   Currently, Jeff Sanders, owner of Real Deal Grill, has taken up the chair position tied to advertising and social media.  
   Another seat is open for an events and an activities chairpersons.  
   “Activities make a lot of difference,” said MaLinda Reddell, overall committee co-chair.  
   “If you don’t have enough vendors to fill the whole courthouse, fill it with activities and keep people downtown.”  
   The bad part about July seems to be  that everyone is on or going on vacation, said Sanders.  
   “From 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. we were busy, but after that it was dead,” he said.  

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Creativity at work

Bay City Sentinel/Jessica Shepard
Children participated in designing their own police badges during the Bay City Library's children's summer program July 12.

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