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09
Jun

Post-graduation selfie

Bay City Sentinel/Jessica Shepard
Bay City High School graduates pose with smiles for one of many selfies made here Friday night and probably every graduation ceremony in America. Please see Page 10 for more graduation coverage.

Thu
09
Jun

San Antonio man brutally beaten in robbery

   A 24-year-old San Antonio man was badly beaten and robbed after leaving a Seventh Street restaurant Friday, May 27.
   Officers met with the man, who face was covered with dried blood, the next day, May 28, 2016, officers were dispatched the 6100 block of 7th Street to meet with a subject in reference to an assault. 
   Upon arrival, officers met with a 24-year-old San Antonio man whose face was covered with dried blood. 
   The man told officers that he was beaten and robbed as he was leaving Applebee’s the night of May 27. 
   The victim said he was struck in the head by an unknown suspect. 
   At that time two black males began assaulting the victim with their fists, police said. 
   He was struck in the face several times, reports show. 
   While one suspect assaulted the man, another attacker went through the victim’s pockets. 

Thu
09
Jun

"Pact with Comal County to provide shelter" by: Mike Reddell

    A longstanding interlocal agreement with Comal County to shelter Matagorda County residents during an emergency evacuation – such as a hurricane - was tabled by Matagorda County Commissioners Court Monday to ensure the contract covers mandatory evacuations.
   County Judge Nate McDonald said he wanted the agreement to cover mandatory and voluntary evacuations, noting the agreement the court was considering covered voluntary evacuations only.
   The agreement pertains to mandatory evacuations, Emergency Management Coordinator Doug Matthes said after the meeting, adding the language for the proposed document should have reflected that.

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Thu
09
Jun

Matagorda Lodge awards 15 scholarships

   Fifteen scholarships to Matagorda County high school seniors and college students totaling $20,000 were awarded by the Matagorda Masonic Lodge AF&AM No. 7 this year.
   Over the past 14 years, the lodge has awarded $164,750 in scholarships to 119 recipients, said George Deshotels, lodge secretary.
   Receiving lodge scholarships this year were: Brittney Jo Burditt, Mason Charles Burditt, John Michael Ottinger, Kacie Ging, Hannah Beth Koenig, Taylor Michelle Janise, Bailey Daniel, Emma Kate Batchelor, Brittany Jean Condry, Emily Blair Thompson, Joshua Michael Phillips, Blake Wilson Huitt, Jackson Alden Kelly, Elizabeth Janiece Diener and Dakota Jean Bramble.
   The lodge also administers the Matagorda Friends of Veterans fund, which awarded a $2,000 scholarship to Joshua Phillips.

 

Thu
09
Jun

Sargent road work to begin

   Work to improve FM 457 and add shoulders in Sargent will begin this week, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) announced Monday.
   The work will be from Caney Drive in Sargent to the end of state maintenance, according to TxDOT.
   Contractor for the $814,911 project that’s expected to take three months is Houston-based James Construction Group, L.L.C.

Thu
09
Jun

BCPD: Operation Sober a success

   Bay City police officers working a special operation to remove drunk drivers off city streets May 27 made 15 stops resulting in several charges being filed.
   Officers worked in teams to stop suspected drunk drivers and make arrests where warranted. 
   One arrest resulted from a one-car traffic accident with no injuries, reports show.
   The driver was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) – the third and a state jail felony - along with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and an out-of-jurisdiction warrant. 
   The operation resulted in three total arrests for DWI, two of which were misdemeanors. 
   There were also two arrests made for possession of a controlled substance, failure to identify – fugitive arrest and another out-of-jurisdiction warrant. 
   There also was a citation for open container.

Thu
09
Jun

Draining the lake

Bay City ISD employees and McAda Drilling faced quite the challenge in draining accumulated rainwater on the Memorial Stadium track a scant few hours prior to the Class of 2016 graduation ceremony. The water was drained and, with the exception of impending rain, the seniors received their diplomas on the spongy field of the stadium. A memorable day on several levels.
BCISD photo

Thu
09
Jun

Swim school lessons

Bay City High School swimming coach Robert Button and assistant coach Ashley Hagg, work with local swimmers in grades 5-9 on Monday at the Bay City pool. The one-day swim camp was part of a series of sports camps hosted by BCHS coaches in various sports throughout the summer. A soccer camp was scheduled to run through Thursday this week, and a softball camp is scheduled for June 13-14. For more information about the camps, call the high school athletic department at 979-241-6094.
Bay City Sentinel photos
Don Cudd

Thu
09
Jun

Addison reinforces basic skills

Bay City Sentinel/Don Cudd
Former professional basketball player Matt Addison led Van Vleck ISD players in a two-day summer camp June 3-4 in the high school gym. Addison covered shooting, ball handling, and passing skills in the event open to VVISD students in grades 7-12. Addison was named as a First Team All American College Player for NCAA Division III Hardin-Simmon's University Cowboys, where Van Vleck coach Shaquana Wall also played basketball. He later went on to play for professional leagues in Mexico and Poland where he was named league MVP in 2012 and 2015.

Thu
09
Jun

Player takes questions at camp

Bay City Sentinel/Mike Reddell
Bay City Ladycat and Baylor standout Jhasmin Player takes questions during her basketball camp for boys and girls 5-12 Thursday morning at the City of Bay City Parks and Recreation Department-sponsored event. All state at BCHS, where she lettered for four years, Player later lettered three years as a Baylor guard. During her Baylor career she was a Big 12 top player in assists and steals. She went on to play professional basketball in Europe. Player and her assistant coaches led the small ones in several drills to familiarize them with basketball fundamentals.

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