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Mar

"When and how to wash your hands – Recommendations from CDC" By Gabrielle Washington County Extension Agent - Family and Community Health Texas A&M AgriLife Matagorda County

   Handwashing is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family from getting sick. 
   Learn when and how you should wash your hands to stay healthy. 
   You can help yourself and your loved ones stay healthy by washing your hands often, especially during these key times when you are likely to get and spread germs:
   Before, during, and after preparing food
   Before eating food
   Before and after caring for someone at home who is sick with vomiting or diarrhea
   Before and after treating a cut or wound
   After using the toilet
   After changing diapers or cleaning up a child who has used the toilet
   After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
   After touching an animal, animal feed, or animal waste
   After handling pet food or pet treats
   After touching garbage
   Follow Five Steps to Wash Your Hands the Right Way

Thu
19
Mar

BCPD promote 'No More Silence'

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Bay City Police Detective Robert Pierce and Corporal Armando Galvan help promote No More Silence. Silence and lack of knowledge about domestic violence and sexual assault play a large part in why they persist. Simply wanting to help is a huge step toward ending the shame and stigma that survivors are burdened with. Learn how to recognize DV/SA, what to do when you see it and how to stop it before it happens. To end domestic violence and sexual assault, we all need to be part of the solution. Educating yourself and others, helping a friend who is being abused, speaking up, and being an engaged bystander are all examples of things you can do to help.

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19
Mar

Citizens Helping Citizens

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Citizens Helping Citizens, a group of volunteers, gathered last Saturday morning to help clean pavers in front of the Bay City Civic Center on the Texas 35 median.

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19
Mar

Detectives investigate deadly conduct

   Bay City police are investigating deadly conduct in connection with shots fired at a house in the 1500 block of Cottonwood early Saturday morning, March 14. 
   Officers were initially sent to the 2400 block of 12th Street on a report of shots fired at about 5 a.m. Saturday. 
   An officer in the area was flagged down and notified that the shots came from the 1500 block of Cottonwood.  Dispatch confirmed a caller reported their house had been shot at, and they were in the 1500 block of Cottonwood. 
   At the time, a check of the residence did not reveal any bullet holes and no one in the house was hurt, reports show. 
   Later that morning, officers were called back out to the residence in reference to bullet holes located on a fence as well as a residence.   
   Detectives were called to the scene to investigate the deadly conduct.   
   Anyone with information can call Detective Robert Pierce at 245-8500. 

Thu
19
Mar

Fishing 101

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Bay City Park & Recreation Department recently sponsored Fishing 101 at Riverside Park March 11. Under the instruction of Terry Smith, a Texas Parks & Wildlife volunteer, these youngsters learned casting techniques, equipment, knots (as shown in the lesson above), proper fish handling, fish identification and habitat, fishing safety, ethics and regulations, and stewardship of aquatic resources.

Thu
12
Mar

"Karly Brown claims 4th grand champion at MCFLA auction" by: Mike Reddell

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Karly Brown shows her grand champion steer “Salty” at the Matagorda County Fair and Livestock Association's auction Saturday, March 7. Brown, with the Van Vleck Community 4-H, has shown the top show steer at the auction four different times.

   Karly Brown took her now-accustomed place showing her grand champion steer at the Matagorda County Fair & Livestock Show auction Saturday, March 6. 
   This is, after all, the fourth straight year the Van Vleck Community 4-H member has shown either the grand champion or reserve grand champion at the show. 
   She has shown the top show animal in the 2015, 2018, 2019 and 2020 MCFLA auctions. 
   Karly’s sister Kenzie won the title in 2017 and Van Vleck’s Jenna Schultz showed the 2016 grand champion. 
   This year, Karly’s grand champion steer fetched a $10,000 purchase price at the auction - the same price buyers paid for her 2019 grand champion steer.  
   Shelby Sliva, with Tidehaven FFA, showed the reserve grand champion this year. Her steer sold for $8,500. 
   Saturday’s 186 lots sold for $473,250, for an average price of $2,544, compared to the 2019 auction total of $497,600 for 220 animals, for an average price of $2,261. 

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12
Mar

"BCISD looks for AD, head football coach" by: Jessica Shepard

   Bay City ISD has two new job openings to fill before next year; head football coach and Athletic Director as of Feb. 28.
   Former head Blackcat football coach and athletic director (AD) Patrick Matthews bid farewell to the district Feb. 27.
   Citing an amicable spit from the district, Matthews has returned to Houston.
   “We currently have 23 applicants for head football coach and 11 for athletic director,” said BCISD Superintendent Dr. Marshall Scott, III.
   The district has appointed Bryan Hood as the interim athletic director until a permanent one is hired.  
   Hood coaches track and defense players in football and teaches physics, chemistry and robotics.
   “The positions were posted separately to give additional hiring and contractual options,” said Scott.

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Thu
12
Mar

Jubilee, Surf & Turf Saturday

   If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, check out these beachside events for family-friendly fun.
   The Sargent Area Lions Club hosts the annual Sargent Jubilee from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 14, at Lions Club Mike Leebron Memorial Park, 716 CR 298.
   The jubilee is a community celebration of food, rides, games and activities for all ages. Wristbands for games are $10 per person. This year will have shuttles from your car to the event.

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12
Mar

"Rickaway enjoys MCFLA reunion at bucket calf show" by: Mike Reddell

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
University of Texas senior Jordan Rickaway interviews a youngster at the Matagorda County Fair & Livestock Association bucket calf competition last Friday. A former bucket calf participant, Rickaway brought considerable fair and stock show experience to last week’s event.

   Jordan Rickaway was on familiar ground last week – the Matagorda County Fairgrounds arena. 
   The former Tidehaven High School standout interviewed the youngsters in the Matagorda County Fair & Livestock Association (MCFLA) Bucket Calf competition Friday, March 6. 
   Rickaway once was among the Bucket Calf participants in an event that guides kids through their first glimpse of showing cattle – in their case calves. 
   “I grew up showing steers here at MCFLA with a bucket calf just as many of these young people have,” Rickaway said in her speech to those attending the event. 
   Tidehaven’s valedictorian, student council president, Tidehaven FFA president and the 2016 Fair Queen, Rickaway is a senior Public Health major at the University of Texas in Austin and will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in May.  

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12
Mar

Danny Andel honored as Cattleman of Year

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Matagorda County Cattlemen’s Assocation (MCCA) awarded Danny Andel as 2019 Cattleman of the Year. Andel was recognized during last week’s rodeo. Pictured, from left, are: Sydney Armatta, president of the Bay City Chamber of Commerce Ag Committee; Pam Hoffman, Bay City Feed; Lois Andel (Danny’s Wife); Heather Reed (Danny’s Daughter); Danny Andel; Lee Weathers, MCCA member; and Stephen Weathers, MCCA president.

   EDITOR’S NOTE: The following narrative was given when Danny Andel received the Cattleman of the Year Award from the Matagorda County Cattlemen’s Association.  
       
   Our Cattleman of the Year began his career as a cowboy at the age of seven helping his father on Nielson Ranch near Cedar Lane.  
   Since then his love of working cattle has afforded him the chance to ride horse back more days than not. 
    Danny was a member of 4-H and Van Vleck FFA and showed animals at the Matagorda County Fair receiving two Grand Champions in the Brahman Crossbred division.  
   After high school, he worked a period time at A/P Ranch before moving to Dayton, Texas where he worked for the largest landholder in Harris County, Seaberg Ranch, a Registered Brahman and Commercial cattle operation.  
   While in Dayton, Danny met and married his wife Lois.  

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