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Truck crashes into apartment

Sentinel photo/Jessica Shepard
A pickup truck - not the one shown above - crashed into a corner unit of Mayfair Apartments, early Sunday morning, July 29.

   No one was hurt after a pickup truck crashed into the side of the Mayfair Apartments, 2200 Avenue L, early Sunday morning, July 29, Bay City police said.
   A 25-year-old Bay City man, who lived on the other side of the apartment complex, was later arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, reports show.
   After the crash, responding officers were told a while Ford pickup struck the side of building – leaving a gaping, car-sized hole – and the driver left the scene, police reported.
   Cpl. Marino Chavez went to the apartment where the crash occurred and talked with the people inside to check on their welfare, police said, adding no one was injured during the incident.  
   Other officers began checking the area.
   While at the apartment, Chavez found a license plate inside the apartment, which he ran through dispatch. 

Thu
26
Jul

"Nuclear executives met with local leaders" by: Mike Reddell

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
Gu illermo Cruz Vizaco, above, is one of two nuclear executives from Brazil.

   The rising executives in the nuclear industry in seven nations met with Bay City community members at a luncheon here Tuesday as part of a 10-day Nuclear Power Institute (NPI) seminar.
   The 10 technical and non-technical executives are from International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) member nations that are considering, planning, constructing or operating nuclear plants.
   The executives participating in the NPI International Nuclear Executive Leadership Seminar are from Brazil, Poland, Bangladesh, Romania, Argentina and Jordan.
   NPI at Texas A&M University – where the seminar is taking place – structured the seminar “provide a fast track, broad overview of nuclear power fundamentals to senior decision makers and executives.”
   “These are the rising executives in the nuclear industry” in their countries, explained Dr. Kenneth L. Peddicord, professor of nuclear engineering at Texas A&M and NPI director.

Thu
26
Jul

Hotel Blessing fundraising

The annual Hotel Blessing Fundraiser Saturday featured a live polka band, a car show featuring dozens of great rides, plus live and silent auctions. Left, the auctioneer draws bidder to a wide assortment of items. This year’s event raised about $20,000, which tops the totals from previous years, organizers said.
Sentinel photos/Mike Reddell

Thu
26
Jul

"‘Hillbilly Hankerin’ a summer CAST play " by: Jessica Shepard

   “Hillbilly Hankerin’” is a special summer production by Community Actors of South Texas (CAST) starting at 5 p.m. Aug. 3-4 and Aug. 10-11 at the Van Vleck High School auditorium.
   There will be a matinee showing at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5.
   Tickets are $10 per person and the show is directed by Gena Lea and Darve Smith while featuring children of all ages on stage.
   “Gena and I were asked if we would be interested in directing a summer play this year for CAST,” said director Darve Smith.

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Thu
26
Jul

"More active shooter drills necessary, say officials " by: Mike Reddell

   Active shooter drills are occurring throughout Matagorda County and Emergency Management Coordinator Doug Matthes asked for interested organizations to contact him.
   Matthes and others commented on recent active shooter drills and other local emergency drills at the Matagorda County LEPC quarterly meeting last week. 
   “In the event we have an active shooter event, we have to train people properly,” said Jeremy Way, emergency management operations coordinator with Southeast Texas Regional Advisory County (SETRAC).

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Thu
26
Jul

Multi-layer work force

Sentinel photos/Mike Reddell
Construction of the new Bay City Junior High campus is well underway with steel supports being added daily. According to Claycomb Associates recent report to BCISD trustees, everything is on schedule.

Thu
26
Jul

Sher recognized as a top doctor

Plastic surgeon Dr. Sarah Sher was honored by the Washingtonian Magazine as a top doctor for 2018. A 2001 Bay City High School graduate, Sher received her undergraduate degree from Southwestern University and her medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. She’s the daughter of Dr. Andrew Sher and Karen Sher of Bay City.

Thu
26
Jul

Teaching benefits of recycling

Sentinel photo/Jessica Shepard
Bay City Public Works Assistant Director Marla Jasek, center, discussed the benefits of recycling - and what items could be recycled - to local children at Bay City Public Library Tuesday afternoon. Jasek sent each child home with magnets and information sheets for their parents to read over.

Thu
26
Jul

Man drove off after telling officer he had ride home

   A inebriated Bay City man who apparently didn’t tell a police officer the truth about having a ride to take him home ended up jailed on two charges, police said.
   Corporal Daniel Shook, was inside of Whataburger, 2020 Avenue F, when he observed a male spill his drink on the floor early Saturday morning, July 21.
   Shook suspected the man was intoxicated and asked if the man had a ride home and he told the officer he did.
   Shook watched the man leave the restaurant and get in the driver’s seat of a silver Chrysler and drive off, after making eye contact with officer.
   Shook yelled at the man and got into his patrol car and activated his emergency lights and siren as he followed the man west in the 1200 block of 7th and attempted to stop the driver.
   Police said the man reached speeds up to 120 mph in trying to elude the officer. The Chrysler finally slowed and attempted to turn into the Rice Dryers when it skidded into a field.

Thu
26
Jul

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