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Thu
05
Mar

BCISD works to reassure BCJH parents, students

   On Monday, February 24th, a small group of Bay City Junior High students attended a field trip to Rice University. 
   Following that field trip, the University identified a research staff member who may have possibly come into contact with a COVID-19 positive case.
   The staff member’s presence at Rice University was limited and occurred most recently Feb. 24 and 25. 
   At this time, we have no reason to believe our students came into contact with the individuals identified by Rice University and/or were exposed to the COVID-19.
   The health and safety of Bay City ISD Students, faculty, staff, and parents is our highest priority. 
   The parents of students who attended the field trip are being contacted and those students will be evaluated for symptoms associated with the virus.

Thu
05
Mar

Leopards beat Brazosport

   Van Vleck defeated Brazosport 7-5 on March 2 in Van Vleck.  
   Van Vleck jumped out to a 2-0 lead with home runs in the 1st and 2nd innings off the bats of Josh Delarosa and Gunner Gibbens.  
   Van Vleck took a 7-2 lead into the 7th inning before a 3-run homerun cut the lead to 2. 2 batters later Gibbens induced a ground ball from Brazosport’s cleanup hitter allowing a double play to be turned to end the ball game. 

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Thu
05
Mar

2 Bay City swimmers compete at Champs III meet

   Two Bay City athletes competed in the 13 & Over Champs III meet in Sugar Land last weekend. Over 500 swimmers from 30 Houston-area teams competed.  
   All distances are in yards.  
   “This was our kids’ last meet of the short course (25 yard pools) season,” said BCHS Head Swimming Coach Bob Button. 
   “We’ll return to competition in April for the long course (50 meter pools) season.” 

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Thu
05
Mar

Tigers fall to Refugio

   The Tidehaven baseball team completed their first week of the season with an 0-4 record .  
   On Tuesday the Tigers traveled to Refugio and lose by a score of 12-0 and were no hit.  
   On Thursday we traveled to Brazos for a tournament and lost the first game 8-4 to Ganado .  
   On the mound David Perez pitched 4 innings giving up 7 runs, all off of 7 tiger errors. only 3 hits and 7 strikeouts. 

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Thu
05
Mar

Comptroller launches Matagorda Bay report

   (AUSTIN) — The Texas Comptroller’s Natural Resources program has launched the first of six installments of the Matagorda Bay Economic and Ecological Resources Report.  
   Presented as an interactive story map, the report will synthesize economic analyses, research updates and public feedback with maps, videos and photos collected in the field to support the Matagorda Bay Ecosystem Assessment.  
   In 2019, the Natural Resources program partnered with Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi to perform a comprehensive study of Matagorda Bay.  
   This project, the Matagorda Bay Ecosystem Assessment, will collect information on key species and habitats to support their ongoing conservation while also identifying potential impacts to the continued development of the Texas economy.  

Thu
05
Mar

"MCFLA agricultural mechanics winners" by: Jessica Shepard

Courtesy photo
The Van Vleck High School FFA won sweepstakes at the Matagorda County Ag Mechanics Show (see related story below left).

   2020 Matagorda County Fair and Livestock Agricultural Mechanics Placements 
   Overall Grand – Ashley Gilbert, Chris Holliday, Clay Woods; Van Vleck FFA  
   Overall Reserve – Lane Vavra, Caleb Harvey, Cody Janssen, Marissa Roemer; Palacios FFA 
   Showmanship Group – Zach Pierce, Jackson Sones, Taylor Rickaway, Logan Crow; Tidehaven FFA 
   Showmanship Individual – Dalton Wicker; Van Vleck FFA  
   Sweepstakes Award – Van Vleck FFA 
Thu
05
Mar

Cassady’s Coffee Bar & Cafe opening

Sentinel photo/MaLinda Reddell
Matagorda Chamber of Commerce members helped David and Jody Cassady celebrate the opening of this Cassady’s Coffee Bar  & Cafe with ribbon cutting ceremonies Tuesday, Feb. 25.

Thu
05
Mar

Guzman graduates from leadership college

Edward Guzman

   Bay City Police Sergeant Edward Guzman recently graduated from the Leadership Command College – Class 86 of the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas. 
   The program, taught by a consortium of universities throughout Texas, provides law enforcement administrators and executives with the skills necessary to effectively manage police agencies and deliver a high level of service to their communities. 
   Module I, focusing on leadership, is taught at the Center for Executive Development at Texas A&M University.
   Module II at Texas Woman’s University focuses on the political, legal, and social environment of law enforcement. 
   The program concluded on Feb. 28, with training in law enforcement administration at the third module, at Sam Houston State University.
Each of the three, 3‐week modules is taught by top national and international law enforcement experts. 

Fri
28
Feb

"Matthews, BCISD part ways by mutual agreement" by: Mike Reddell & Jessica Shepard

Patrick Matthews said his final good-byes to Bay City Blackcat coaches and players Thursday, Feb. 27.

“Today is my last day that’s what’s happening,” Matthews said Thursday afternoon – after talking to coaches and before he addressed his former players.

Matthews said by mutual agreement with the district, he’s leaving his position as Blackcat Head Football Coach and Athletic Director – and the school board will begin looking for his successor.

“I decided to part ways and look to get back to Houston and they will begin looking for someone else,” Matthews said.

“This benefits everyone,” he added.

Matthews was hired by BCISD in April 2018 and posted a 4-7 record in 2018 - defeating El Campo and taking the Blackcats into the first-round playoffs that year - followed by last year’s 0-9 record.

Matthews came to BCISD after serving as offensive coordinator for 6A Seven Lakes High School in Katy.

Thu
27
Feb

"Jury gives Trevino life for murder conviction " by: Mike Reddell

   A Matagorda County jury found Michael Allen Trevino of Bay City guilty in the capital murder of Devin Davalos on Oct. 11, 2017.
   Jurors handed down a life sentence in the 23 District Court trial that began Feb. 10 and spanned nearly two weeks, with District Judge Ben Hardin presiding.
   District Attorney Steven Reis and Defense Attorney Joshua Rice made their closing arguments Thursday, Feb. 20.
   Those statements capped testimony that told how Trevino and his co-defendants Matthew Gonzales and Micah Tobar forced Davalos at gunpoint into the trunk of his car and they drove through Bay City and over to Brazoria County.

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