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The Matagorda Bay Foundation has hired its first executive director, an important step toward growing its environmental stewardship, advocacy, education and community support.

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Underneath the stadium lights of Minute Maid Park and in front of thousands of Astros fan, Kaylise Irizarry took a deep breath and sang the national anthem on Saturday for Game 2 of the American League Division Series.

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Gov. Greg Abbott announced Wednesday that Texas will receive $13 million in grant funding from the federal government for the rebuilding of commercial and recreational fishing industries affected by Hurricane Harvey.

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A Tidehaven Independent School District student died Friday on campus, according to a news release from the school district.

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The Palacios Community Hub's youth initiative won a $25,000 grant to improve its community.

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The Sargent Swing Bridge across the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway in Matagorda County was hit by a barge Thursday night and was closed to vehicle traffic Friday.

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Calhoun County fishermen believe they are not being informed on the effects of the oil that has made its way south from a shipwreck in the Houston Ship Channel.

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A woman and at least one of her three children were ejected from a vehicle early Monday night following a head-on crash near Bay City.

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A dog owner wants justice after her 11-month-old Labrador was shot, killed and left to die by an officer of the Palacios Police Department last week.

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Van Vleck High School took part in the American Heart Association's Go Red For Women campaign this week.

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The annual Zielonka-Hahn Reunion will be held at 10 a.m. Nov. 9 at the Markham Community Center, located on Broadway Street in Markham. Relatives and descendants of Steve Zielonka and Sophie Hahn are invited to attend. Steve and Sophie were married April 20, 1915, in Cuero and raised 11 chil…

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• Clean up mouse and rat urine, droppings and nesting materials with a disinfectant or a mixture of bleach and water (mix 1 cups of household bleach with 1 gallon of water. Smaller amounts can be made with 1 part bleach and 9 parts water.)

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Graci Huddleston represented the state of Texas as a voting delegate and was elected honorary national vice president 2013-14 representing the Southern Division of the Junior Auxiliary of the American Legion at the National Convention in Houston on Aug. 24.

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Across the trailer of Barbara Shake's early model Ford pickup, an iridescent "fish" decal shimmers in the sunlight.

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SEADRIFT - On Saturday, Margie Ames, of Bay City, waited for word about her 62-year-old husband, Joe Ames, in the living room of their second home in Seadrift.

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Navy Seaman Recruit The Uy A. Nguyen recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command at Great Lakes, Ill.

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Four people were rescued from the water Friday after the pleasure cruiser they were on capsized about a mile off shore near Pass Cavallo, said a spokesman with the Corpus Christi Coast Guard.

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Navy Seaman Recruit Sheldon M. Soileau recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

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Henry James (Hank) Egan graduates from the U.S. Air Force Academy on May 29 with a degree in systems engineering management and receives his commission as second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force.

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The 14th annual Cinco de Mayo celebration will be Saturday at the Railroad Park in Palacios.

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The 60th Annual Blessing Day in Blessing will be Sunday, complete with raffle, barbecue lunch and a parade down Main Street.

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Ybarra attributes his success for weight loss to eating healthier meals and exercising six days a week for up to an hour and a half. Ybarra also participates in outdoor sports such as cycling.

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Matagorda County Sheriff's Office is continuing the investigation of how a 32-year-old man fell Thursday from a 17-foot-high bridge near Blessing.

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BAY CITY (AP) - International energy pipeline giant Tenaris SA said Friday it plans to build a $1.3 billion Gulf Coast manufacturing facility that will bring 600 new jobs and better supplying operations to Texas' oil- and natural gas-rich Eagle Shale region.

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