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"Census worker seeks county’s help " by: Mike Reddell

  A local U.S. Census representative asked for help in gathering data for the 2020 Census from commissioners court at its regular meeting Monday, March 9. 
   “It’s our responsibility to count every U.S. citizens,” said Tommy Brandl, who is a retired farmer from El Campo. 
   A Census count that accurately reflects a county’s population, Brandl told the court, “means dollar bills for your county and more money” for county roads and services. 
   “We’re trying to recruit people now,” Brandl said, pointing out that the Census pays $18-$20 per hour for help and people can work their own hours. 
   While Census workers won’t go door-to-door, they will visit nursing homes first and will follow up on non-responses from people. 
   “Anything y’all can do to help us I would appreciate,” Brandl added. 

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"Raise Your Hand Texas advocates for public education" by: Jessica Shepard

Sentinel photo/Jessica Shepard
Matagorda County Judge Nate McDonald makes a point with Dr. Tom Kelchner, with Raise Your Hand Texas, about the importance of public education advocacy legislation for rural Texas counties and their school districts. Kelchner spoke at informational luncheon recently hosted by the Bay City Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture.

   The Bay City Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture hosted an informational luncheon featuring Raise Your Hand Texas Gulf Coast Regional Advocacy Director Dr.Tom Kelchner, Feb. 20 at Schulman’s MBG.
   Kelchner addressed over 15 attendees with information about the advocacy group’s aims and goals for furthering public education.
   “We are advocates, not lobbyists,” he told attendees.
   “We’re glad that the Texas legislature has taken steps to support our public schools more with new laws like House Bill 3.”
   Raise Your Hand Texas (RYHT) was founded by HEB entrepreneur Charles Butt.
   Kelchner added that the group is solely funded and does not participate in fundraising endeavors.

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"MEHOP raises money for Nina Sicking Memorial Scholarship" By Donna Huitt MEHOP

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There will be mounds of boiled crawfish ready for MEHOP’s 2nd annual Nina Sicking Memorial Scholarship crawfish boil and bake sale April 3. The fundraiser will be at MEHOP’s Women and Children’s Center, 111 Ave. F in Bay City.

   Mark your calendars and get your tickets, it’s almost time for MEHOP’s 2nd annual Nina Sicking Memorial Scholarship crawfish boil and bake sale! 
   The event will be from 5-7 p.m. April 3 and tickets for crawfish can be purchased on the Facebook event through Eventbrite or in person at MEHOP locations. 
   Each plate comes with 1-pound crawfish, potato and corn on the cob. 
   The fundraiser will be at MEHOP’s Women and Children’s Center, 111 Ave. F in Bay City. 
   Plates will be carry-out only and tickets must be purchased in advance by March 27. 
   Even if crawfish does not interest you, you will not want to miss out on our bake sale at the event. 
   If you would like to just make a donation, they can be given at the event, sent to 101 Ave. F North, Bay City, TX 77414, or made online through Eventbrite at Nina Sicking TAMU Scholarship Annual Fundraiser. 

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Mar

Tidehaven girls bound for state

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These three Tidehaven High School athletes are state-bound after qualifying at the Girls Powerlifting Region Championship at Bay City High School March 7. The trio includes, from left: Desiree Vega, Jehan Johnson and Carla Moreno

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Mar

Mirelez wins Region Championship

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Bay City High School’s Madison Mirelez, above, won the Girls Powerlifting Region Championship in her weight class and is head for state competition. Mirelez was: 1st in 259, 390 Squat, 190 Bench, 300 Dl, 880 Total

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Mar

MCFLA Home Economics Craft Show Winners

Sentinel Photo by Jessica Shepard
High Point winners
Juniors – Taelynn Tinnin, Makenzie Hubbard, Scollie Saha, Jace Jeffery Whisler, and Dawson Hudgins.
Intermediate – Sydney Hudgins, Ansley Kubecka, Madison Harris, Slade Saha and Clif Cash.
Seniors – Avery Kubecka, Shawn Sneath, Mark Kubecka, Spencer Hogg and Macy Wilson.

High Point
   Juniors – Taelynn Tinnin, Makenzie Hubbard, Scollie Saha, Jace Jeffery Whisler, and Dawson Hudgins.
   Intermediate – Sydney Hudgins, Ansley Kubecka, Madison Harris, Slade Saha and Clif Cash.
   Seniors – Avery Kubecka, Shawn Sneath, Mark Kubecka, Spencer Hogg and Macy Wilson.
Grand Champions
   Juniors – Makenzie Hubbard, Scollie Saha, Nora Hickman, Olivia Hill, Sophie Steinmann, Keagan Gerberman, Adyson Merck, Taelynn Tinnin, and Jace Jeffery Whisler.
   Intermediates – Ansley Kubecka, Sydney Hudgins, Adelyn Tidwell, Victoria Sliva, Madison Harris, Slade Saha, Tram Duong, Colton Spalek, Aydan Flores, Lesley Hoffman, Marin Bolton, Lexi Mitchell, Meredith Williams, Savannah Remmy and Clif Cash.
   Seniors – Mark Kubecka, Macy Wilson, Emily Hill, Mallory Grimes, Samantha Otto, Kerrigan Keating, Shawn Sneath, Spencer Hogg, Bailey Engel and Claire Alford.

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12
Mar

Blackcat Band earns Sweepstakes

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The Bay City High School Band earned Sweepstakes honors at the UIL Concert and Sight-reading Contest March 3 at Palacios High School. Sweepstakes honors are awarded to those bands who earn Superior ratings, also called First Division ratings, in each category at contest as well as having earned a Superior rating at Marching contest in the fall semester. Bay City ISD Director of Bands Mark Longoria said, “I am so proud of these students. I want to thank the BCHS staff for all their hard work throughout the year to keep the students motivated. Also, a big thank you to Coach Kuehn for stepping up to drive our bus to contest!”

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Mar

BCISD taps Hood to be Interim AD

   Bay City High School’s Bryan Hood has been tapped to serve as the Bay City ISD Interim Athletic Director after the resignation of AD/Head Football Coach Patrick Matthews Feb. 27.
    Hood is a BCHS defensive football coach, track and field coach, and teaches physics, chemistry and robotics.
   “It’s an honor for me to serve as the interim athletic director for Bay City ISD.  I am looking forward to serving our wonderful school district and community until a permanent athletic director is put into place. 
   “In the meantime, I will work with our coaches, administrators, staff and community to help Bay City athletics continue to roar proudly,” said Hood.
   BCISD’s search for a new Athletic Director as well as a new Head Football Coach has begun, and the district will review applications as they are received. 
   The district anticipates moving quickly and efficiently to bring on board new leadership to move the athletics program forward.

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12
Mar

"Tiger Baseball" By Eddie Russell Tiger Baseball Head Coach

   The Tigers hosted Bay City on Tuesday and lost 12-4.  
   Taking the loss on the mound was David Perez.  
   Getting 2 hits each were: Joey Kacer, Logan Johnson and Kyus Saha.
      On Friday, the Tigers opened the East Bernard tournament with a 7-6 win over Stafford. 
   Getting the win on the mound was Kyus Saha. Getting 1 hit each were : Kacer, Saha , Johnson , 
   Nick Rodriguez and Taylor Rickaway. 
   Later in the day we were defeated by the Columbia Roughnecks 11-5, taking the loss on the mound was Jackson Sones. 
   Getting 2 hits was Perez. 
   On Saturday we were defeated by East Bernard 12-5. 
   Taking the loss was Perez. 
   Leading hitter with 2 hits was Logan Johnson. 

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Mar

Kolkhorst receives Silver Spur Award from Texas travel group

   SAN ANTONIO  - Senator Lois W. Kolkhorst (R-Brenham) received the Texas Travel Industry Association’s (TTIA) Silver Spur Award at the association’s 30th annual Unity Dinner for her instrumental work in passing Senate Bill 26 and Senate Joint Resolution 24 during last year’s legislative session.
   The Silver Spur is awarded to individuals who have demonstrated leadership and exemplary service to the Texas travel and tourism industry. 
   Senate Bill 26 and Senate Joint Resolution 24 became Proposition 5 in last year’s constitutional amendment election and passed overwhelmingly statewide with 88 percent of the vote.
   For many years, Texas state parks were funded primarily through a one-penny-per-pack tax on cigarettes.
   In 1993, the 73rd Legislature replaced the cigarette tax funding with a portion of revenues derived from the sales tax on sporting goods.

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