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June 13, 2012 at 1:13 a.m.
Updated June 14, 2012 at 1:14 a.m.

Bandstand Festival

Bring the kiddoes and enjoy volleyball, horeshoes, badminton, glitter tattoos, arts & crafts, caricature drawings. A station will be set up for kids to make Father's Day gifts! Live Texas country and classic country music from Robert Hartye Duo. Pack your ice chest and bring your blankets and lawn chairs. Brought to you by the Matagorda CVB. June 15, Liberty Park from 6 p.m to 8 p.m.

Market Days

Wood, Metal, Glass Art, Home Decor, Jewelry, Clothing, Purses, Food, Handmade Soaps, etc. For booth information call the Bay City Chamber of Commerce at 1-800-806-8333

Hurricane Awareness Conference

All Matagorda County residents are invited to attend. Please check back often for time. June 16 9 a.m. to noon at the Center for Energy Development.

Youth Soccer Registration

BCYSC 2012 Fall Soccer. For more information contact Irma at 979-429-7028 or register online at June 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Matagorda County Courthouse Square.

"All in the Timing"

An evening of comedies by David Ives. Presented by C.A.S.T & Matagorda Count Convention and Visitors Bureau. Tickets Available online at, Happy Radio and at the door. June 28 & June 29 at 7:30 p.m.


The Bay City Youth Football Association will be holding registration for both tackle football every TUESDAY and THURSDAY at the Service Center from 6-7:30 p.m. for the month of June 2012. Ages (7-12) Bring 2 copies of Birth Cert. of Vital Statistics and 2 current photos for Football ONLY! Fees $120 for first child each, and $100 child thereafter with a $10 concession fee per family. Cheerleader sign up will also be held on these days. Fee for NEW CHEERLEADER is $165 with a $10 concession stand fee per family. Late Registration will be held on July 23rd, with a late fee! Questions: Football (979) 557 - 6835 or Cheer (979) 557 - 3723.

Feathered Fridays

Feathered Fridays will be held, again, at The Nature conservancy's Clive Runnell's Family Mad Island Marsh Preserved, Collegeport, June 15th.Birding Event at Mad Island Marsh, June 15th. The monthly birding event, Feathered Fridays, will be held at The Nature Conservancy's Mad Island Marsh Preserve, Collegeport, June 15th,. We will meet at the front gate at 8 am. Participants need to bring binoculars, wear outdoor clothing, sunscreen, skeeter'pellent, snacks and water. We will car pool, from the front gate. If interested, please call or e-mail me, Cathy Wakefield...361-404-1198,

Summer Knights Family Kickball League

Facilitated By Knights of Columbus Councils #6889 Registration Fee; $25 per player Co-Ed Youth League & Adult League Playing 10 games / 5 Weeks ... Games on Tuesdays & Thursday Evening RailRoad Park, Palacios TX Deadline to register 6.22.12 For more info contact: Horacio Molina 979.997.4704 or

Family co-ed kickball

Summer Knights Family Kickball League Facilitated By Knights of Columbus Councils #6889 Registration Fee; $25 per player Co-Ed Youth League & Adult League Playing 10 games / 5 Weeks. Games on Tuesdays & Thursday Evening RailRoad Park, Palacios TX Deadline to register 6.22.12 For more info contact: Horacio Molina 979.997.4704 or

Animal Clinic

For the Love of Animals & Companion Animal Rescue team are offering a male cat neuter, rabies, flea protection and de-working (round and hook) package for only $20. An application and advance payment will guarantee a spot. Applications may be picked up at Bay City Feed Store, Tractor Supply, Bay City Library, Sutherlands, Karges Construction, Lowe's and Alco stores in Palacios. Call Cheryl: 979-244-4540 or Vonnie: 361-972-9939

4th Annual Day of Caring

Sponsored by Matagorda County United Way. Come lend a helping hand! Work teams can: Plant flowers; Build wheelchair ramps; Paint porches, window frames, railings or rooms; Clean carpets and windows; Do yard work; Install handrails and/or bathroom showerheads; Pressure wash. Breakfast and lunch will be served. You can help by volunteering on a team or becoming a Day of Caring sponsor. Please call Rachel or Jeanette at 979-245-5852 for more information. June 14 from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p..

American Legion Meeting

American Legion The American Legion Auxiliary meets the fourth Tuesday of every month at noon at Diamond S Restaurant. Family members of Veterans are welcomed to join us. For more information contact Helen Wagner at 245-0208.

Charity Bingo VFW POST 2438 conducts Charity bingo every Friday and Sunday Evening from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. with cash prizes. After all expenses money is distributed to the worthy causes in our area. VFW Post 2438 is located on HWY 60 N. in Bay City or call 979-244-4289 for more information.

Hot Breakfast

Hot Breakfast St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 2200 Ave. E, is serving a hot breakfast every Friday from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m.

Familiy Reunion

Looking for the decedents of Fred Abbott and Clara Peas Abbott of Bay City. Please contact Rose Lewis at 979-245-2127 to organize a family reunion in July 2012.

Traveling Memorial Wall

The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall. Citizens of Wharton County join together to honor all who have bravely served our country and remember the fallen soldiers of the Vietnam War. A Veteran's Hospitality tent for all Veteran's will be set up throughout the event with complimentary water and refreshments. a special ceremony will be held Saturday, July 14 @ 9am. To volunteer call 281-433-3357 or 979-541-5010. To donate call 979-282-9610 or 979-618-6344. All monies donated will go toward bringing this event to Wharton County. Any money raised above that, will go to the American Legion Post 87, the VFW Post 4474 Relief Fund and the Patriot and Heroes Outdoors. July 11 thru July 15 at Myatt Elementary School - El Campo.

3rd Annual Sargent Trout & Redfish Tournament

Presented by the Sargent Area Chamber of Commerce. You can register at The Blue Gecko, Sting Rae's Grill of The Works. For more information contact Hank Sandefer at 979-429-1674 or Tiger Lane at 979-429-3002. The event will take place June 16.

Centennial Art Contest

Open to 9th - 12th grade students: Entries must be received by June 22, 2012. Cash prize. Winner will paint mural above the inside entrance during the first part of July. For more information and to pick up entry form, stop by the Circulation Desk at Bay City Public Library.

Texas Angels host Girls Fast-Pitch Softball

Summer Kick-off Tournament.

Divisions 12U, 14U, 16U & 18U, June 9 & 10, at Wilson Field in Port Lavaca, TX.

Entry Fee $125, 4 GG, No Gate Fee, 1st & 2nd Place T-shirts & Team Trophy.

For more info contact Horacio Molina at 979.997.4704 or e-mail

The Mother Zion Missionary Baptist Church

will sponsor it's first Annual Juneteenth Parade & Celebration. Parade starts at 11:00 AM on June 16, 2012 - beginning at Avenue C and 3rd Street and ending at Linnie Roberts School with Festivities until 4:00 PM. This is a community affair, so make plans for your decorated Vehicles; Floats; Marching groups and Horses to be a part of this great Celebration. There will Booths set up on the Linnie Roberts Campus grounds. Booth space: $25.00. For more info: Contact: Minister Jerry Manning Director and Coordinator (979) 240-4925 Cleveland Fields - Publicity & Communication (979) 557-1796 or Petrina Stredic - Parade Entry or Booth Rental (979) 709-1042. We need the entire community to help make this a grand Celebration.

Lions Club 4th of July Celebration

This will be the 63rd year that the Palacios Lions Club will hold this event. The celebration will begin with a flag raising ceremony at 9am and continue through the day with The LaSalle reenactment, a kid's parade, BBQ, carnival rides and ending with a huge band of fireworks. Palacios at 9 a.m. July 4.

SHARP Training Course

Sexual Harassment And Rape Prevention training hosted by Bay City Police Department and the Bay City Chamber of Commerce. Open to women ages 15 and older. Techniques will be taught in principles and strategies for effectively reducing the likelihood of assault through both confrontation avoidance and counter attack. Contact instructor Sgt. Suzanne Sullivan at 979-323-1704 of Space is limited so pre-registration in required. Lunch break from 12:00-1:00 (on your own). Physical participation is required. Please wear comfortable clothing. Bay City Civic Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 14.

Texas Hold'em 2012 Fundraiser

Presented as a fundraiser for Palacios Chamber of Commerce. Seafood dinner served starting at 11am, Main Event seating starts at 1pm. Main Event tickets are $100 and include seat at Main Event, seafood dinner, drink tickets and t-shirt. Guest tickets are $25 and include seafood dinner and a drink ticket. Must be 21 years of age or older to attend. For more information call 361-972-2615. Palacios Recreation Center, July 14.

Annual Eagle Lake Field Day Set for June 26

This year marks the 38th annual field day June 26 at the David R. Wintermann Rice Research Station, 3 miles northwest of Eagle Lake on Farm to Market Road 102.

The field tours at the research station will be from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tours of the facility will include varietal improvement, insect management, disease management, weed management, and herbicide updates.

The evening program will begin at 6:30p.m. at the Eagle Lake Community Center with Dr. Joe Outlaw, Professor and Extension Economist, discussing farm policy development, and Steve Balas, L.C.R.A. Board of Directors, talking about water issues. Licensed private, commercial, and non-commercial pesticide applicators (TDA licensees only) participating in this field day tour may obtain 1 Laws & Regulations and 1 General continuing education credits for recertification.

For more information, contact Coleen Meitzen at the Texas Agrilife Research Station in Eagle Lake at 979-234-3578,

Wharton County Health Fair

The theme this year is "Living Healthy For Life". It's designed to educate and promote health care services while promoting all the resources available to area residents. There will be "Ask the Doctor" booths, free health screenings, a ton of information, refreshments, door prizes, Bingo starting at 1:30 and even children's activities. For more information or to reserve a booth for the event call the Wharton Area Chamber of Commerce at 979-532-1862. July 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Wharton Civic Center.

Salute to First Responders

Organized by the Matagorda County Sheriff's Association. as a "thank you" to the people that never ask for one. This event will include over 20 first responding organizations, allowing area residents to meet officers, fireman, and EMS personnel and learn about their agency. There will be equipment displays, including the mobile emergency management center, police K-9's, ambulances, patrol boats and helicopters. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the "Constable Jerry Matthews-Salute to First Responders Scholarship". For more information contact Randy Worthy at 979-429-0061. Sept. 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Matagorda County Fair Grounds.

BBQ Cook-Off

BBQ Cook-off, Dance live auction and raffle. Trophies for 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place in Brisket, Beans, Ribs & Chicken PLUS Overall Team Champion. Sorry no Showmanship for this Event. Fro entry form, information, cook-off rules and time schedule please call Skipper O. 979-244-6917 or Bill R. 979-244-4289. Sept. 21 & 22 at VFW Post 2438 at 11 a.m.



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