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Thu
09
May

BCHS Top 10 choose teachers with most impact

Sentinel photo/Jessica Shepard
Bay City High School hosted their annual Top Ten Graduates Dinner on May 3, featuring not only the top BCHS Class of 2018 graduates, but their teachers who they selected as having the most impact on them. The students presented each teacher with the "bell" award. The student-teacher pairings were, from left: Zach Hestand and John Driver, Kaitlyn Davalos and Mrs. Andrea Brown,
Hannah Sliva and Coach Bob Button, Lisette Guevara and her mom, Marlene Guevara, Hannah Johnson and Dr. Kara Cowart,
Allison Johnson and Mrs. Sharon Landgrebe, Michael Vasquez and Marcus McGraw, Celeste Rodriguez and Mrs. Jessie Stone,
Hillary Espinoza and Senorita Esther Martinez, Aislyn Meadows and her dad, Bryan Meadows.

Thu
09
May

Lane, Younger recognized for service

Sentinel photo/Jessica Shepard
Bay City Tourism Council members Claude "Tiger" Lane and Donna Younger, center, were recognized for their years of service during the 2nd Annual Tourism Celebration Night, May 7. Tourism Director Heid Martinez presented the award and highlighted that Lane and Younger were instrumental in helping form the council itself and have served beyond their two-year terms.

Thu
09
May

VVHS One Act Play brings home state accolades

Photo: Darve Smith
Van Vleck One Act Play accolades from 3A state UIL competition May 5 included: Honorable Mention All Star Cast - Sky Huerta; All Star Cast - Joseph Villanueva; 3rd place – Holliday; 2nd place – Malakoff; 1st place - Lago Vista.

Thu
09
May

JSL Charity Ball recipients

Contributed photo
Carma Crain, JSL President, left, recently presented a check for The Bay City Library to Samantha Denbow, library director.

Thu
02
May

"Early vote totals are up from 2016 mayor tally" by: Jessica Shepard

The end of early voting Tuesday night totaled 1,213 ballots cast, representing 11% of the total registered voters.  
   The total number of early votes for mayor in the 2016 election was 1,162. 
   “It’s good that we’re up from the last mayoral election,” said City Secretary David Holubec. 
   “Hopefully, the trend will continue for Election Day.” 

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Thu
02
May

A new playground for Cherry

BCISD photo/Allison Sliva
John H. Cherry Elementary partnered with KaBOOM!, Rebuild Texas Fund and dozens of volunteers to build a brand-new all-access playground Saturday, April 27. Preparation work started Thursday, April 25, and everything was finished Saturday afternoon in time for a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Thu
02
May

"BCISD board OKs Linnie Roberts renovations" by: Jessica Shepard

Bay City ISD trustees discussed and unanimously approved roughly $612,000 in renovations to Linnie Roberts Elementary campus in time for the coming 2019-2020 school year April 24.  
   At press time Tuesday evening, the actual amount was not available from the district. 
   The major renovations in this project include HV/AC for the campus play gym and new flooring and fixtures for all student restrooms. 
   The work also entails different improvements throughout the campus. 
   The original scope of work was budgeted for $702,470, but trustees unanimously decided to remove about $90,000 in “beautification fencing.” 
   “We don’t need that kind of image on that campus,” said Trustee Jerry Manning. 
   “Linnie Roberts is a pillar of the black community and having fencing all the way around it sends the wrong message.”  

Thu
02
May

"MCEDC to work on developing certified sites for industrial customers" by: Mike Reddell

   Certified sites for potential industrial or business locations in Matagorda County received more attention among Matagorda County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC) directors last week. 
   The topic, which has been discussed before, is getting more interest from landowners, said Mike Ferdinand, MCEDC executive director. 
   Right now, MCEDC’s focus will be developing property in the existing seven-acre industrial park in North Bay City. 
   “It’s pretty grubbed up,” Ferdinand said, adding that first step will be shredding the overgrowth of brush then mowing it. 
   The whole idea is improving the property to show other landowners “what we would like to have in a property” for an industrial site, said Mitch Thames, a director and Bay City Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture president. 
   A certified site, Ferdinand explained, also would have title searches, plus historical/archeological surveys. 

Thu
02
May

"Power of Purse draws about 250 to ‘Llamas, cactus’ event" by: Jessica Shepard

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
Those attending this year’s Power of the Purse looked over the wide assortment of purses and accessories and the colorful Llamas decorations.

   This year’s Matagorda Regional Medical Center Foundation’s annual Power of the Purse fundraiser drew quite the crowd with about 250 women in attendance April 25. 
   “It was a ‘Llamazing’ night,” said Tiffany Foltyn, MRMC Foundation director. 
   “We saw lots of new faces at the 2019 Power of the Purse, along with our faithful annual supporters. I believe the outcome of this event, will be our best year yet!” 
   Foltyn is still totaling the amount raised but expects it to be in line with last year’s $45,000. 
   “We were definitely up in attendance over last year’s numbers so that helps us raise more,” she added. 
   This year’s theme featured llamas and cactus – two popular trends. 

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Thu
02
May

"County gets preliminary list of Harvey recovery projects" by: Mike Reddell

   There is about $6.5 million in state and federal Hurricane Harvey Recovery funds available for construction and engineering projects in Matagorda County, Commissioners Court was told at a workshop Monday, April 29. 
   But not all of the projects throughout the county have been documented and grant administrator Bruce Spitzengel, GrantWorks, said that work has to be done in May. 
   The workshop and regular meeting agenda indicated the funds would be allocated Monday, but commissioners followed Spitzengel’s recommendation to table the allocations for now. 
   Spitzengel passed out a list of the grant budget and projects to consider to date that totaled $6,948,606 - minus the $416,900 for GrantWorks administration - for a $6,531,706 balance. 
   Split among the county’s four precincts comes to $1,632,926.50 for each precinct, Spitzengel noted. 

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