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05
Feb

Town of Manhatten once planned at Caney Creek mouth

Photo/ Palaciois State Bank from Matagorda County TXgenwebsite

Manhattan was the name of a proposed town in southeastern Matagorda County to be at the mouth of Caney Creek on East Matagorda Bay, the easternmost part of which, at the junction of the mainland and the Matagorda Peninsula, was once called Manhattan Bay. 
   Proposed during the boom in town speculation of 1837–39, Manhattan apparently never developed into much.
   The February 1838 issues of the Matagorda Bulletin reported, however, the packet sloop Manhattan would make weekly trips between Matagorda and the town of Manhattan.
Thu
05
Feb

Chocolate, wine make successful fundraiser

   A different kind of fundraiser - Wine, Chocolate and Kendra Scott at Homestead – raised $1,100 for the Matagorda Regional Medical Center Foundation Jan. 29.
   “The turnout was fabulous,” said Tiffany Foltyn, with the foundation.
Thu
05
Feb

State OKs 4 markers for Matagorda County

Four new state historical markers were approved for Matagorda County by the Texas Historical Commission last week.
   The markers are: the Sargent-Rugeley-Herreth Home in Bay City, the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1862, the Civil War-era Matagorda Incident (1863) and W.C. Williams Building in Palacios.
Fri
30
Jan

Booster club theft ends in arrest

A 47-year-old Van Vleck woman faces a felony theft charge and is accused of stealing $12,000 from the Van Vleck Athletic Booster Club. Suzanne Canales Tijerina was charged with Theft of Property from a non-profit  organization, $1,500 To $20,000, a third-degree felony, the Matagorda County Sheriff’s Office reporter. 
 
Fri
30
Jan

Group effort breaks ground on new center

Cold weather didn’t seem to bother local government and industrial leaders from grabbing a shovel and breaking ground on a new training building at the Center for Energy Development (CED) last week. The event marks the start of construction on the $1.2 million building housing Wharton County Junior College (WCJC) training programs in manufacturing technology, electrical technology and instrumentation and control technology.
 
Fri
30
Jan

Let’s hear it for snow days

When was the last time we had a “snow day” off from school in Bay City? Well...Cherry Elementary Pre-K teacher Diana Shindler is improvising “snow” activities — using shaving cream as snow, using doilies to create snowmen, and more. It’s messy, but oh-so-fun!
 
Wed
21
Jan

Resolution urges state to allow more shrimping licenses

A resolution asking for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission for a rule change for Matagorda County and Texas shrimpers was approved by commissioners court here Monday. A key part of the resolution calls attention to the Parks and Wildlife’s limited entry program that pared shrimp licenses by 75 percent.
 
Wed
21
Jan

City, VFW agree on Dunn site easement

By Mike Reddell

An easement agreement with VFW that’s part of the Dunn Heat Exchange project under way north of Bay City was approved by city council last week. While the final platting with the city for Dunn’s 177-acre site isn’t complete, the easement from Phillip H. Parker VFW Post 2438 adds to the project’s checkoff list.
 
Wed
21
Jan

So many things happening

Almost 100 Blessing Elementary students and their parents showed up for Family Night, Monday, Jan. 12.

 
Wed
21
Jan

Kubena a step closer to goal to get big store

Richard Kubena has been working since 2006 to get a major convenience store in Markham.

By Mike Reddell

Richard Kubena nine-year quest to turn Markham wet and to draw a major convenience store on Texas 35 there got an encouraging push from Matagorda County Commissioners Court Monday. Kubena’s petition drive in 2014 collected 880 signatures from Precinct 4 registered voters to seek a local option election to permit beer and wine sales for offpremise consumption only.
 

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