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May

Hospital district appoints interim CEO after resignation by Smith

   Matagorda County Hospital District’s long-time Chief Financial Officer, Bryan Prochnow, was appointed interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO) by the district’s board of managers last week. 
   Prochnow assumed responsibilities Wednesday, May 2, succeeding Steve Smith, who gave his resignation to the board Tuesday, May 1. 
   Smith has been CEO of the hospital district since 2008.
   He oversaw the final phase of the new hospital campus construction before leading the development of the Doman Freeman Phillips Medical Office Building and the MRMC Wellness & Rehabilitation Center, according to a press release from the district last week. 
   Smith also led the district to award-winning patient safety and quality status and is credited with strengthening collaborative clinical partnerships with both large and small healthcare provider organizations throughout the region, the press release also indicated. 

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May

Former Palacios teacher pleads guilty to 6 charges

   Dillon Gaffney, a former Palacios High School employee, pled guilty and was sentenced last week in Matagorda County District Court in relation to offenses involving Palacios ISD students.
   Accounts indicated the incidents occurred at PHS during the 2015-16 school year, District Attorney Steven Reis said.
   A native of Ireland, Gaffney was assistant soccer coach and social studies teacher at PHS.
   He left Palacios ISD at the end of the 2015-16 school year to begin work as the head girls soccer coach at Huntsville High School for 2016-1017 school year.
   Gaffney pled guilty to six charges Thursday, May 3.
   He was sentenced to a total of 48 years in the state prison for three convictions for Improper Relationship Between Educator and Student and for three convictions for Sexual Assault of a Child (younger than 17 years of age).
   Each of the six convictions drew an eight-year prison term.

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10
May

"County accepts Tidehaven Midfield property donation" by: Mike Reddell

Bay City Sentinel photos Mike Reddell
Commissioners Court approved Monday a proclamation declaring May as Older Americans Month in Matagorda County. County Judge Nate McDonald, center, is shown with the proclamation as he’s flanked by commissioners Bubba Frick, left, and James Gibson.

Matagorda County Commissioners Court accepted on Monday a 90-acre Midfield property tract from the Tidehaven school district, for $10 and the stipulation the county use the space for a park or sports.
   That property has been used for some time as a playing field for little league sports like baseball and soccer, Precinct 4 Commissioner Bubba Frick told the court at Monday’s regular session.
   “We’ve got a backstop on it,” Frick said, adding the county already has been mowing the property that’s just north of the Midfield Volunteer Fire Department and near an existing county park.

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Thu
10
May

Fat Grass hosts 'Light It Up' fundraiser

Photo by Chrystal Folse
Light It Up – the fundraiser for the Christmas Decorations for Downtown Bay City – drew about 135 people at Fat Grass restaurant Monday night, May 7.

Thu
10
May

BCHS Althletic MVPS recognized

Bay City High School Sports Banquet Monday night, May 7, honored the top athletes in all sports with plaques. The plaque recipients for 2018 Included: Ariana Hall, Athletic Training Student of the Year; Tristan Reyes, Baseball Fighting Heart Award; Reggie DeLeon, Baseball MVP; Julianne Kucera, Cross Country Female Runner of the Year; Adren Soto, Cross Country Male Runner of the Year; Hannah Eidlebach, Volleyball MVP; Stephen Estraca, Outstanding Male Swim Athlete; Hannah Sliva, Outstanding Female Swim Athlete; Sarah Attaway and Brooke Richards, Laurie Bell Fighting Heart Awards (Swim); Diamond Harris, Ladycat Basketball MVP; Marquis Edwards, Blackcat Basketball MVP; Anthony Dominguez, Blackcat Bas ketball Heart Award; Jordan Trevino, Outstanding Male Powerlifter; Alliyah Galvez, Outstanding Female Powerlifter; Ashley Nelson, Ladycat Soccer Team MVP; Mercy Breazeale, Ladycat Soccer Offensive MVP; Amy Vestal, Ladycat Soccer Defensive MVP; Cesar Aguilar, Blackcat Soccer MVP; Ashley Nelson, Golfer of the Year; Raheem Key, Blackcat Track & Field Athlete of the Year; Ky'asia Fields, Ladycat Track & Field Athlete of the Year; Jonathan Pesina, Football Andrew Smith, Jr. Blackcat Fight Award; Taveon Roberson, Football Defensive MVP; Dylan Davidson, Football Offensive MVP.
Bay City Sentinel photo by Jessica Shepard

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10
May

Bay City High School Athletic Booster Club awarded five scholarships at the BCHS Sports Banquet

Bay City High School Athletic Booster Club awarded five scholarships at the BCHS Sports Banquet Monday night, May 7. Scholarship recipients were Cameron Rodriguez, Christopher Janise, Hannah Eidlebach, John Thomas Armatta and Omar Montoya. Shown at the banquet were, from left: Janice Hopes, with the Booster Club, Janise, Eidlebach and Armatta.
Bay City Sentinel
Jessica Shepard

Thu
10
May

Tidehaven Booster Club Scholarship winners announced

Bay City Sentinel MaLinda Reddell
The 2018 Tidehaven Booster Club Scholarship winners are: front row, from left, Hunter VonGontard, Laura Palomares, Jena Kana, Brooke Leach, Hilary Saha and Jacob Galvez. Back, from left: Ryan Birchum, Jake Galvan, Bryce Galvan, Dakota Jackson, Marc Walters.

Thu
10
May

JSL Scholarship recipients introduced

JSL photo
The Junior Service League Scholarship Committee introduced the JSL Scholarship recipients during their regular meeting on May 3, at the Bay City Country Club. The scholarship recipients are: front row from left, Kaitlyn Davalos (BCHS), Angel Wilcox (BCHS), Brooke Richards (BCHS), Erika Moreno (BCHS), Ashlyn Biggerstaff (BCHS), Carsyn Herring (BCHS), Julianne Friesenhahn (BCHS), back row from left, James Gay (BCHS), Noah Betancourt (BCHS), Zachary Rawlings (BCHS), and Adam Smith (BCHS). Not pictured is Dandee Cabanay (BCHS).

Thu
10
May

State Farm Robert Knox hosts ribbon cutting

Bay City Sentinel Mike Reddell
State Farm Robert Knox hosted a well-attended grand opening ribbon cutting at his agency’s location at 2409 7th Street last Thursday, May 3. Knox introduced his staff and recognized the agency’s longtime previous owner, C.V. McKelvy.

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10
May

Tenaris Merit Award winners

Tenaris photos
The 2018 Tenaris Merit Award winners were recognized recently. Above, from left, are Brittany Jenkins, Vishwa Shah and Megan Ging from Bay City High School. Other winners include Skylar Chilek and Katie Cockrell from Van Vleck High School. Each will receive a college scholarship of up to $20,000.

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