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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. 

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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.”

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Thu
23
Mar

Bay City Junior Service League presents donations

Bay City Junior Service League presented donations to local organizations from its 2016 Charity Ball. Pictured, from left, are: Empowerment for Exceeding Together, Ashley Kaiser, student, Tim Bell, dierctor, Pricilla Robinson, executive director, Doris Overton, VP/treasurer, Mallorie Tijerina, student; Matagorda County Museum, Barbara Smith; Bay City Historical Commision Main Street, Becca Sitz; Texana Learning Center, Cheryl LaVergne; Bay City Public Library, Samantha Denbow; Harmony Ranch, Clare and Joseph Constantini; Challenger Baseball, Jordan Brown; Women's Pregnancy Center of Matagorda County, Danielle Springfield and JSL 2016 Charity Ball Chairman Carrie McGalliard. Recipients not present: Boys & Girls of Bay City and Matagorda County, Matagorda Home Intervention and Matagorda Regional Medical Center Foundation.

Thu
23
Mar

"Dungeoneers winning with original one-act play" by: Jessica Shepard

Contributed  photo
Bay City High School Dungeoneer students show off their district championship ribbons for their One Act Play "Tracks y Huellas." The OAP cast is aiming to place in state championships.

   Bay City High School Dungeoneers won district for their One Act Play (OAP) “Tracks y Huellas” March 9 and performed at Royal High School for Bi-District competition.
   Those results were not available at press time.
   “Tracks y Huellas” is an original play written by speech/debate/theater teacher Magda Mirelez.
   “I wrote the first version of this play eight years ago. The play was inspired by the true story of the 19 immigrants who died in the back of an 18 wheeler trailer in Victoria,” said Mirelez.
   “Our play, Tracks y Huellas, follows families who are traveling into the country and are accidentally trapped inside a boxcar.

Thu
23
Mar

Penewitt announces plans for city’s annual Easter Egg hunt

   The City of Bay City’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be from noon to 3 p.m. Friday, April 14, at Le Tulle Park.  
   All egg hunts and event activities will be free and open to the public and refreshments will be sold.    
   “Everyone’s invited to enjoy an afternoon of egg hunts, photo opportunities, prizes, spring fun and of course, the opportunity to meet the Easter Bunny,” said Kelly Penewitt, Parks and Recreation supervisor. 
   “Children up to 10 years old will be able to take part in the City’s now famous `egg scrambles’ for treat filled eggs.” 
   Parents should note that each scramble lasts about one minute and is not repeated so children should be at the scramble for their age group on time. 
   Children with special needs will also be able to join in the fun of the egg scrambles at the “Beeping Bunnies” egg hunt area.   
   This area will include beeping and talking eggs for children with special needs hidden among the hay.   

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