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Dec

4 Blackcats placed all-district 1st team

   Four Blackcats were named to District 13-4A-1 first-team All-District offensive and defensive teams.
   The first-team offense selections were running back RJ Mitchell and center Logan Maclennan.
   Bay City’s first-team defense choices were defensive tackle Heart Gaskin and defensive back Marcus Edwards.
   Linebacker O’dedrick Morgan was named to the All-District second team defense, while Blackcat quarterback Carlos Lara was picked to the second team All District offensive team.
   Blackcat punter Kadin Nunez was named to the second team All-District special teams.
   Blackcats who were All District Honorable Mention included: Ray Bibbins, Davieyon Curtis, Abel Mendoza, Marlon Ford, Amarion Holman, Trent Monroe, Ivan Dewitt, Jessie Oros and Ashton George

Thu
12
Dec

Button: Brazosport Invitational a learning experience for BCHS

   Bay City traveled to Freeport for the 38th annual Brazosport Invite Friday (diving) and Saturday (swimming), Dec. 6-7.
   The meet was scored to twelve (12) places.  
   Ten schools competed in the Robert “Bob” Leffingwell Natatorium.  
   “The retired legend made an appearance and our kids got to meet him,” said Bob Button, BCHS Swim Coach.
   “We still have plenty of work ahead of us, but the kids are starting to come around,” the coach saids.
   “They’re paying more attention to technique and we’re seeing improvement from one race to the next.
   “We have some serious training over the holidays ahead of us and we’re hoping that will have us ready for some solid swims at the district and region meets.
   Meeting highlights, Button said, included:
   “Ashton Wallace completed his first-ever eleven-dive list.  He barely had a six-dive list two weeks ago!

Thu
12
Dec

"Coalition looks to build education-to-job pipeline" by: Jessica Shepard

Sentinel photo/Jessica Shepard
County Judge Nate McDonald stresses importance to resurrect education coalition to put local students in local industry jobs and to promote economic growth.

   The Mid Coast Education Industry Alliance became active again after appointing Clarence Fenner committee chairman Dec. 3 at the Bay City Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture.
   Fenner resumes his post from the committee’s previous September 2006 incarnation and is one of its founding members while representing STP Nuclear Operating Company at that time.
   Other committee members include industry leaders from Tenaris, Jackson Electric Cooperative (JEC), OXEA, Matagorda Construction & Materials, civic leaders and educators from Wharton Count Junior College (WCJC) and Bay City ISD.

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Thu
12
Dec

"Snyder anxious to begin helping small businesses" by: Jessica Shepard

Sentinel photo/Jessica Shepard
Small Business Development Center Business Advisor Mindi Snyder discusses what the center plans to offer local businesses at a Bay City Community Development Corporation luncheon Dec. 6 at Schulman’s MBG.

   The Bay City Community Development Corporation hosted a luncheon to introduce new Small Business Development Center Business Advisor Mindi Snyder, Dec. 6 at Schulman’s MBG.
   Snyder retired as the El Campo City Manager in April this year and was a candidate for the Bay City Interim City Manager position.
   “After retiring I was looking for a change of pace but still wanted to be active in a community and helping businesses,” she said.
   “I love seeing success stories, new businesses, and community development grow. I’m anxious to be able to get started here in Bay City and Matagorda County.”
   Snyder also serves El Campo and Wharton.

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Thu
12
Dec

"Texas 60 collision claims life of Leander woman last Friday" by: Mike Reddell

   A 76-year-old Leander woman was killed and two others were injured in a heavy fog-shrouded three-car collision on Texas 60 north of Bay City Friday morning, Dec. 6, DPS Sergeant Stephen Woodard said.
   Virginia Shoen, 76, of Leander, was pronounced dead at the scene by JP 1 Jason Sanders, Woodard said.
   Two other drivers in the collision were Felipe Catalan, 61, of Houston, and Daryl Zastoba, 49, of Sealy.
   They were taken to Matagorda Regional Medical Center for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, the trooper said.
   The accident occurred about two miles north of Bay City on Texas 60 at 7:15 a.m. last Friday when a northbound 2019 Toyota Corolla driven by Schoen crossed into the southbound lane.
   There, she struck the 2012 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Catalan, then the Toyota Camry operated by Zastoba, Woodard said. 

Thu
12
Dec

Factory Connection ribbon cutting

Sentinel photo/Jessica Shepard
The Factory Connection, a new clothing store at 4310 Seventh St. Suite 600, held a Bay City Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture ribbon cutting Thursday, Dec. 5.

Thu
12
Dec

Santa visits Nia's

Sentinel photos/Mike Reddell
Part of Hometown Christmas Saturday was a chance for children to visit with Santa at Nia’s Towne Square Restaurant. Above, Santa is joined by Umy and Mana Miller, of Bay City.

Thu
12
Dec

Serenading at annual Christmas parade

Sentinel photo/Jessica Shepard
The Van Vleck Junior High band, above, provides a festive touch during the Hometown Lighted Christmas Parade Friday, Dec. 6.

Thu
12
Dec

Hometown Christmas

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
More than 500 people showed up for the first-ever Hometown Christmas downtown Saturday, Dec. 7. ice skating attracted a determined bunch of kids - some with remarkable balance.

Thu
05
Dec

"Political office filings increase as deadline nears" by: Mike Reddell

   With less than a week before filing deadline for the March 3 party primaries, several candidates have announced or have filed for office.
   The filing deadline with party chairs is Monday, Dec. 9, said County Clerk Stephanie Wurtz.
   District 25 State Representative Dennis Bonnen’s retirement has brought forward six candidates so far – five Republicans and one Democrat – for the seat that represents both Matagorda and Brazoria counties.

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