News

Wed
29
Mar

BCISD Celebration of Excellence recognizes THSCA football All-State students

Sentinel photo/Jessica Shepard
Recognized for being in the Texas High School Coaches Association THSCA Football Academic All-State were: Second team, Carlos Zavala, Prinard Payne and Luke MacLennan; honorable mention, Darryl Florez and Jameson Bull, with Athletic Director Lupe Florez.

 

Wed
29
Mar

BCISD Celebration of Excellence recognizes choir students

Sentinel photo/Jessica Shepard
Bay City High School State Choir Solo and Ensemble students Taylor Roberson, Brittany Jenkins, Brenna Hodges, Mysti Cranz and Hannah Johnson received medals and certificates. They are under the direction of Dr. Kara Cowart. 

 

Wed
29
Mar

"VVISD looks toward its facilities’ future" By John O’Brien Superintendent Van Vleck Independent School District

   Monday, March 27, marked the beginning of some of the most historic work ever done for Van Vleck ISD by community members. 
   Our Board of Trustees has chosen a large group of community members to serve on our Facilities Advisory Committee (FAC). 
   This group of patrons has agreed to serve this school district’s students and staff by helping us prepare to consider a bond referendum in November 2017. 
   It is truly noble work, ranking right behind teaching and learning in importance to our District and our community.
   Our community and our school district have old and aging facilities that make teaching and learning a difficult challenge, and we all want our children to keep pace with their peers as they prepare for higher education or career-technology education paths in the current workforce. 

Wed
29
Mar

"MCUW Day of Caring April 7" by: Jessica Shepard

   The 9th Annual Matagorda County United Way Day of Caring kicks off bright and early at 8 a.m. Friday, April 7, at the Bay City USO Service Center.
   A light breakfast will be served before volunteers gear up to head out into the community.
   A total of 84 area residents have submitted applications requesting help with much needed repairs to their homes.
   Several have requested wheel chair ramps or installation of safety equipment like hand rails, bathroom grip bars, and smoke detectors.
   Many others need repairs to window screens, screen doors, window cleaning, and yard maintenance.
   Some applicants need to have homes power-washed or need help planting flowers and changing light bulbs.
   Applications for services are no longer being accepted for this year.
   “Tasks that may seem simple to younger people can be a real challenge to seniors,” said Di Ann Sneed, director of the MCUW.

Thu
23
Mar

Davant vaccinates variety of dogs

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
Dr. Jim Davant provided rabies vaccinations to various breeds of dogs during the annual "Bark int he Park" at LeTulle Park, March 18. "Bark in the Park" is sponsored in part by Bay City Feed Store and "For the Love of Animals."

Thu
23
Mar

"Closed session to consider open meeting act violations" by: Mike Reddell

Three separate executive session items at this Thursday’s regular city council meeting will be tied to questions about possible violations of the Texas Open Meetings Act.
   Mayor Pro Tem Chrystal Folse and Mayor Mark Bricker submitted the three executive session items for Thursday’s regular city council meeting.
   Folse contends Bricker divulged Nov. 29, 2016, city council executive session discussions on a Feb. 27 Facebook post – now deleted – that violated the Texas Open Meetings Act.
   The first closed meeting item Thursday, requested by Folse, calls for council to consult with City Attorney Shannon Kackley “regarding the legal remedies available to the council to respond to a complaint against the mayor.”
   Bricker sought a second item “regarding council member past and current compensation and group health insurance benefits of Mayor Pro Tem Chrystal Folse under Section 4.04 of the City Charter.”

Thu
23
Mar

Great Steak Cookoff this Saturday

Members of the Boys & Girls Club of Bay City and Matagorda County show their delight in a summer splash day. The Great Steak Cookoff Saturday at the Bay City Civic Center is the only fundraiser for the club and tickets are still available to have a great time and support an organization that serves children throughout Matagorda County. Tickets and tables may be purchased by visiting the Boys & Girls Club, Bay City Abstract & Title, IBC Bank and Prosperity Bank or calling Reed at 979-240-3342, or Bebee Manrique at 979-244-8865.
Sentinel file photo

 

Thu
23
Mar

"Dinner Tonight Cooking School: Quick, easy" By Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

   Are you looking for quick, easy, and healthy meals to serve your family? 
   Then grab your friends and join us for food and fun at the Dinner Tonight Cooking School by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 31, at the Matagorda Regional Medical Center (Wellness & Rehabilitation Center – 135 Medical Center Dr., Bay City TX 77414). 
   In today’s fast paced lifestyle, nutrition and exercise don’t have to be on the back burner. Dinner Tonight is designed to help busy families enjoy healthy and delicious meals. 
   The cooking school will feature demonstrations of four easy and nutritious menus that can be prepared in 30 minutes or less. Our demonstration recipes are cost effective, easy to prepare, and fit into a healthy meal plan.

Thu
23
Mar

Deputies, LCRA Ranger respond to Matagorda area disturbances

   Large crowds at three Matagorda area locations kept Matagorda County and LCRA officers busy Saturday, March 18, the Matagorda County Sheriff’s Department reported.
   Sheriff’s Deputy Sgt. Tyler Miles and LCRA Ranger T. John Crow responded to a call about shots fired at 3 Mile Cut on Matagorda Beach about 7:20 p.m. Saturday, March 18. 
   Miles and Crow were working beach patrol and found a crowd estimated at over 500 people having a party at 3 Mile Cut. 
   The crowd was dispersing and heading towards the beach entrance as officers arrived. 
   Officers got descriptions of the possible actors and began clearing the beach to restore order. 

To read more, please log in or subscribe to our digital edition.

Thu
23
Mar

"Block Party connects people with 1st responders" by: Mike Reddell

Sentinel file photo
Matagorda County LEPC 2017 Block Party April 1 at the WCJC Bay City Campus will give visitors a chance to see their first responders and the equipment they use to save lives.

   The public will get an up-close look at Matagorda County’s first responders at the 2017 Block Party at the WCJC Bay City Campus April 1 presented by Matagorda County LEPC.
   “One of the best things I see at the Block Party is the interaction with the first responders,” said Marla Jasek, LEPC chairman.
   “Generally, when first responders show up at an incident it is a highly emotional and or tragic event like a fire or traffic wreck. 
   “The Block Party gives citizens the opportunity to meet and interact with first responders in a fun atmosphere,” Jasek added. 
   “It is a great event where everyone can see the emergency equipment up close and also for the first responders to explain the different pieces of equipment and what they can do.”

To read more, please log in or subscribe to our digital edition.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - News