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11
Jun

New officers installed

Sentinel photo/Jessica Shepard
Bay City High School's Class of 2015 Salutatorian Alyssa Lamberti, left, follows Valedictorian Mackenzie Parker onto the field during their graduation ceremony Friday, June 5.

Thu
11
Jun

Classic cars, tractors part of Mr. Tire opening

Sentinel photos/Jessica Shepard, Mike Reddell
This classic car (above), from the early 1950s, was among the cars and tractors from earlier eras on display at Mr. Tire’s grand opening June 3.

   Classic cars and tractors flanked the Mr. Tire Rice Farmers Coop., Inc. shop on Wednesday, June 3, during the store’s grand opening and ribbon cutting.
   The tractors ranged from John Deere to Case IH and spanned a variety of makes and models.
   The company itself has a rich history in El Campo.
   Before Mr. Tire was even formed, El Campo rice farmers started their own coop in 1940 due to the need for warehouse space to store sacked rice.
Thu
11
Jun

Safety Store ribbon cutting

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
Texas Commercial Fire & Safety had its grand opening and ribbon cutting at its 3587 FM 2668 (Nichols Road) location June 4. The store specializes in helping businesses stay compliant with NFPA standards and provide a safe working environment for employees. TCFS owner Jonathan Fehmel, holding the scissors, is flanked to his right by his wife, Susan.

Thu
11
Jun

New Training building

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
The new $1.2 million addition to the Center for Energy Development is taking shape. The 4,700-square-foot building will house three Wharton County Junior College training programs in manufacturing technology, electrical technology and instrumentation and control technology and is to be completed in time for the college’s fall semester. A $575,000 Tenaris grant will buy training equipment for the building, which is owned by the Bay City Community Development Corporation.

Thu
04
Jun

Mayor, council in 90-minute closed meeting

   A 90-minute closed session between Mayor Mark Bricker and city council on the mayor’s performance ended with no action taken at council’s regular meeting Thursday, May 28.
   Since the state’s open meetings law forbids any discussion of what occurred in executive session, no one remarked on what was discussed. 
   Last week’s council agenda indicated the closed meeting was “to deliberate personnel matters to deliberate the mayor’s performance and seek legal advice as necessary.” City Attorney George Hyde was in the closed session with mayor and council.
Thu
04
Jun

Tidehaven tossup

Sentinel photo/Jessica Shepard
Members of the Tidehaven High School graduating class of 2015 give their motar boards the traditional flip into the air at the seniors’ commencement ceremony Friday night, May 29.

Thu
04
Jun

Farenthold covers isses affecting district, nation

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
US. Rep. Blake Farenthold visits with Linda and Billy Mann following his talk at the Bay City Chamber of Commerce lunch forum at the Bay City Civic Center, May 27.

Starting with border security, U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold covered broad range of topics at a Bay City Chamber of Commerce lunch forum last Wednesday, May 27.
   Saying he’s been told that securing the border is impossible, Farenthold (R-Corpus Christi) told those attending there are many ways of making that happen.
   “I don’t believe for a minute it can’t be done,” said Farenthold, whose sprawling 27th District includes the Texas coast from Corpus Christi to Matagorda County and inland up to Bastrop.
   “There are aerostat balloons, predator drones and all sorts of aircraft to patrol the border,” the three-term Congressman said, explaining the wide open spaces are more appropriate for the drones -unmanned aerial vehicles – to work. 
   As for manpower to secure the border, Farenthold said, “We have to have folks.” He noted that people on horseback and others could be part of the effort to “make a team effort out of it.”
Thu
04
Jun

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.

Thu
04
Jun

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.

Thu
04
Jun

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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