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Vol. 58 No. 142

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Week of Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Reviews mixed for Adams Bayou flood plan Dave Rogers

For The Record

Flooding and turnarounds. Those were the key interests of people attending last Thursday’s public meeting put on by the Texas Department of Transportation to visit about the widening of Interstate 10 from MLK Drive to the Sabine River. Sarah Dupre, information officer for TxDOT, said the

$47 million widening project is scheduled to be awarded in 2020 and could begin construction before the completion of an ongoing reconstruction project of the bridge at I-10 and 16th Street. TxDOT’s widening plans include a turnaround on the west side of the bridge at I-10 and 16th  Street, so people living south of the interstate no longer have to go through

St Mary students compete in Science Fair Staff Report

St. Mary Catholic School 5th through 8th grade students competed in a Science Fair at the school under the direction of Tommie Daniel, Middle School Science Teacher. The 7thand 8th grade students that placed at

home advance to the middle school Diocesan level at Monsignor Kelly High School. They were Jacob Gonzalez, 8th grader, and Karson Guidry, Kendall Phillips, Verick Rincon, Madelyn Smith and Bella Tran, 7th graders.

Engineering/Computer/Mathematics 2nd Place winner Isabella Tran, “Which Pattern of Thread is Stronger?”

Physical Science 1st Place winner Jacob Gonzalez, “Wipe With the Best”

the red light at that intersection to reach Meeks Drive and beyond. The project would also include a new eastbound entrance ramp to I-10 and a new westbound exit ramp, both at 27th Street. An alternate version favored by those who feel that the Adams Bayou bridges caused flooding north of the interstate eliminates the low-

lying and flood-prone access road bridges and turnarounds at I-10 and Adams Bayou. Instead, it takes the onelane service roads up and over the higher existing I-10 bridges and the expanded third lanes of east- and westbound highway traffic. The downside is losing the turnaround and the service roads between Woodlark

and 27th Street. And while eliminating the lower bridges should clean up some pilings, the plan to expand the higher bridge would include more pilings. “I like the alternate plan,” said Bob Baptista, who along with another north Orange resident, Tom Clary, has compiled an impressive amount of video and written exhibits to support the idea

that the low service road bridges and the 43 pilings from the current six lanes of traffic and a pipeline are causing water flow to back up north of I-10. “The bridges and turnarounds are too low,” Baptista said. “They should be moved. It’s gratifying to see an alternate plan being conADAMS BAYOU Page 3A

Red Cross eyes Harvey finish line Dave Rogers

For The Record

“In a disaster, help starts local and it ends local,” Michelle Tubbleville, director of Orange County Disaster Relief, said at a recent passthe-baton celebration at the Red Cross. The occasion, Wednesday, Feb. 6, was a day for the Red Cross of Southeast and Deep East Texas, to take stock of its accomplishments and still-to-solve challenges a year and a half after Tropical Storm Harvey. “We’re here to talk about where we’re at, and where we’re going,” said Chester Jourdan, executive director of the local Red Cross. “What’s the outlook long term? We could probably be sitting here five or six years from now, having the same conversation, because that is the level of destruction we have here. “Harvey was one of the worst disasters in our nation’s history.” Orange County Judge Dean Crooks, Chapter board chairman Sky Thompson, Erica Lowry of Red Cross and Elise FultonSmith of Habitat for Humanity joined Tubbleville and Jourdan during the hour-long presentation that Jourdan duplicated last week in Jefferson, Hardin and Jasper Counties. Lowry was assigned by the national Red Cross to lead the Harvey disaster re-

Chester Jordan, executive director for Red Cross of Southeast and Deep East Texas, addresses volunteers and other agency leaders with a report on response to Tropical Storm Harvey. RECORD PHOTO: Dave Rogers

sponse in Southeast Texas. She said she’s ready to go home. “The Red Cross has made a massive response across the counties,” she said. “We’re in recovery right now, but we are aiming for phase-out. We are transitioning to volunteers “It’s important not to spend dollars on our staff, but on people’s needs.” An Orange County fact sheet passed out at the gathering showed 15,317 households had received immediate financial recovery assistance from the Red Cross, 3,320 had received longterm financial recovery assistance and 85 households

had received long-term complex financial recovery assistance. Lowry said nationally Red Cross had spent or committed $234 million to households for immediate financial recovery assistance, $182 million to longer-term needs and $62 million in community grants. Among the largest Red Cross grants for agencies serving Orange County was $2.8 million to Society of St. Vincent de Paul, $1.6 million to Lott Carey Foundation and $1.2 million for Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute. Orange County Disaster Rebuild received $500,000

for repair and rebuild and another $553,500 for longterm recovery and unmet needs funding. “Without Red Cross funding, we wouldn’t have been able to put that back into our community,” Tubbleville said. While Tubbleville thanked Crooks, her boss at Orange County, for naming her Special Projects Coordinator and allowing her to help others on a full-time basis, Crooks thanked Red Cross on behalf of the 15,317 households it had helped. “On behalf of Orange RED CROSS Page 3A

Double vision normal at Orangefield Elementary school Dave Rogers

For The Record

They’re seeing double at Orangefield Elementary School. “I used to work in Vidor,” counselor Annette Allen said, “and it was rare when we had twins over there. That’s not the case here.” OES has 19 sets of twins among its 742 pre-K through fourth-graders. That’s 5.1 percent. There are 31 sets of twins in the entire Orangefield school district, 3.4 percent of the district enrollment of

1,800. That’s just above the 3.3 percent national rate, which has nearly doubled in the past 35 years. The numbers really hit home for Allen one day in January. “When we started taking our spring portraits, the photographer said, ‘Didn’t I just take that child’s photograph?’ Orangefield Elementary School has 19 sets of twins among its pre-K through fourth-graders, 5.1 percent of its students.

“And that’s when we started putting our multiples together for a group shot,” Allen said. In reverse alphabetical order, the OES twins are Lilia Adriana and Angelica Marlene Webster; Miles and Brooks Sumrall; Trinity and Ceslie Spain; Dylan and James Shilling; Jade and Bryant Shepherd; William and Andrew Rutledge; and Zoey and Feebie McGee; Angel and Ashley Maldonado-Bonilla; and Graham and Evan SEEING DOUBLE Page 3A

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Texas State Parks Reservation System Unveils New Features Staff Report For The Record AUSTIN— Planning a day or overnight trip to a Texas State Park just got easier with new online features available in the Texas State Parks reservation system. The new options allow visitors to reserve a specific campsite, buy day passes in advance and buy or renew a Texas State Parks Pass online. “We are excited to introduce these helpful features to park visitors and provide a new way to efficiently schedule a trip, either for the day or overnight, to any Texas State Park,” says Rodney Franklin, Director of Texas State Parks. “These options give park goers the ability to plan their perfect state park vacation, no matter where and when they want travel.” The system includes online features that are mobile-friendly and easy to use. Visitors now have the option to purchase day use passes up to one month in advance, guaranteeing access to parks even during busy times like weekends and holidays. The new “Save the Day” pass helps address the growing issue of visitors not being able to get into a popular state parks due to overcrowding. Anyone planning overnight trips at a Texas State Park can now choose a specific site when making reservations up to five months in advance. Photos and details of campsites, shelters and cabins are available online, so campers can pick their site before arriving at the park. Henry Lowe (right) was presented with a handcrafted heart sculpture as honoree for Outstanding Support for the Humanities at the Southeast Texas Arts Council Hearts for the Arts fundraiser Sunday in Beaumont. Also pictured is Benitris Edwards. RECORD PHOTO:Penny LeLeux

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The schematic for the alternate plan for the widening of I-10 to three lanes between MLK Drive and the state line, above, includes red to show the elimination of the Adams Bayou turnarounds and yellow to show location of new entrance and exit ramps.

Adams Bayou turnarounds sidered. I think they [TxDOT] are coming aboard after a lengthy debate.” Clary and Baptista have convinced numerous city and county officials, both elected and hired department heads, of the need to replace all the current bridges over Adams Bayou with one like that over Cow Bayou. That bridge, built 10 years ago, has no pilings in the water. But some of the 90-odd residents that joined the 15 or so local government officials for the show-and-tell at West Orange-Stark Elementary were upset about possibly losing the turnarounds. “The alternate plan is not inconvenient at

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all,” Baptise argued. “If it is, it’s only two or three minutes at most. And that still leaves three turnarounds between MLK and 16th Street. “And we need those [higher] roads to evacuate. They couldn’t get out when Adams Bayou has flooded.” Baptista said the project engineer, Adam Jack, told him that a hydraulic analysis of the Adams Bayou had not been completed. Baptista took exception to a quote attributed to Dupre in another newspaper that a hydraulic analysis has already proved that the Adams Bayou bridges don’t cause flooding. Hydraulic analyses are a prerequisite to

building in and around rivers. Hydraulic models predict water pressures and identify bottlenecks. “I think the bridges need to be gone,” Paul Burch, Orange councilman, said. “I think that’s what forced a lot of the flooding. The trash piles up on it. “Dade or Nichols [State Rep. Dade Phelan, State Sen. Robert Nichols] needs to get us funds to do it like Cow Bayou.” Tables with plans and information about the project wrapped around the perimeter of the WOSE cafeteria. More than a dozen TxDOT employees and consultants were available to answer questions. “I think it was very streamlined, but they had very good visuals and ample staff,” Baptista said. “Both their consultants, HALFF &

Associates, and TxDOT employees were in good positions to show people the plans. “The accessibility of the TxDOT people to answer questions was very good.” Each person, upon entering Thursday’s meeting, was provided with a one-page comment blank to make their concerns known. “We want to know what people feel about this project,” Dupre said. “The people who live here, who work here, drive this area every day. We really do take those comments seriously. “Right now, the schematic is definitely not final. We’re going to incorporate all that feedback into the project. “We do plan on having another public hearing in the future. At that time, we should have some final schematics.”

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County, I offer 15,317 thank-yous richly deserved by Red Cross. If not for the help you guys give, there’s no way the government could do this.

“You’re certainly a hero. The Red Cross Jenkins. does it out of the goodness of your hearts, not Also, Joshua and Caleb Jeanis; Grant and because you’re getting paid.” Gabriel Hunter; Tylen and Tya Hughes, Kinsley and Audrey Greenfield; Gavin and Eliese Gravett; Jesse and Jax Gautreaux; Keller and Colton Dosch; Mikah and McKenna AAUW Collecting Used Books for Art in the Park Sale Claussen; Lillyn and Camryn Burleigh; and AAUW (American Association of Univer- ping Center, through Paul Burch, owner. For Kolton and Keaton Betros. sity Women) is a non-profit organization for more book sale information, call Margaret at “It’s kind of weird,” Gavin Gravett, a women and men which hopes to help women 409.866.5739 or email her at mlight1@gt. fourth-grader, said of being amongst so many succeed in education. The group sponsors Other AAUW activities include Galtwins. scholarships each spring for a graduating se- loping Gourmet where members dine at vari“You walk down the hall and you see all nior female from Little Cypress-Mauriceville ous restaurants each month, an annual these kids walking together who look alike,” High School, as well as one from West Or- made-from-scratch pizza party, a monthly said Graham Jenkins. ange-Stark High School in the City of Or- book club named Book-Ins, and a scholarIronically, principal Amanda Jenkins ange through an annual major fundraiser at ship end-of-year banquet. Dues are $60 per counted only four sets of identical twins Art in the Park, known as the AAUW Used year for those with 2 or 4-year degrees and among her students. Book Sale, this year set for Saturday, April 6, beyond, or $25 per year to be a non-degreed But plenty others require a double take to at Stark Park. As usual, the AAUW spot will Friend of AAUW (no voting rights or offices tell them apart. be located on the porch of the Lutcher The- held), but eligible to participate in all activiGraham and Evan Jenkins are the princiater. Residents may donate boxed gently- ties. For more membership details, please pal’s children, among three sets of twins in used books for the AAUW Used Book Sale at text or call Diane at 409.988.5635 the fourth grade. Looking Good Salon in the North Way ShopThird grade at OES has four sets of twins while second grade has only one and first grade two. There are seven sets of twins in kindergar-

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ten and two in pre-kindergarten. Five of the sets of twins are brothers and sisters, like Gavin and Eliese Gravett. Along with the Jenkinses and Colton and Keller Dosch, they’re the eldest twins in the school, 10-year-olds. “Most of our parents have requested we separate their twins in different classes,” Amanda Jenkins said. “We had an incident in first grade when we were at St. Mary’s,” Eliese Gravett said. “Gavin pulled my hair.” Allen, the counselor, recalled long-ago twin hijinks. “My uncles were identical twins, who both graduated from Orangefield High School,” she said. “They used to trade places. The one that was good at math would go to the other’s math class, while the one that was good at English would go to his and his brother’s,” she recalled. “We had a set at the junior high that did that last year. But they got caught. Their handwriting was a little different.”

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From The Creaux’s Nest TRUMP JUMP STARTS BETO One thing that is a sure bet is that there won’t be another Trump government shutdown. The Republican Party has been put in a bind over the shutdown. Another one, costing another $11 million, would be too big a load for the GOP to haul into the next two election cycles. Trump won’t get his $5.7 billion to build his concrete wall, 30 feet high, from sea to golden sea. That won’t stop him from saying the wall is being built and it’s just what he planned despite the fact that a fence will cover only 54 miles of the 2,000. He will claim his shutdown is the reason he won, and the southern border wall is being built. Trump went to El Paso Monday and what he did was awaken Beto O’Rouke supporters around the country. Beto is also scheduled for an interview with Ophra. Political experts say O’Rouke has much to gain from Trumps visit. “What a gift Trump gave Beto,” said Mark McKinnon, a former chief media advisor to five presidential campaigns and a Texas resident. “This will reignite O’Rouke,” he said, “For at least one day this put Beto on Trump’s level.” Two of the possible democratic candidates who are mulling a run are former VP Joe Biden and O’Rouke. Both of them, in recent weeks, have been in low profile but O’Rouke’s national exposure Monday and the Oprah interview might jump start his move, forcing Biden to declare his hand soon. More women are running for president than ever before. My belief is that for the most part, some are interviewing for vice-president, hoping to get picked by whoever gets the nomination if it’s a male. Even high marks won’t get them picked. Example: California, New York, New Jersey are not states in play. Demos will win without a vice-presidential candidate’s support. On the other hand, if democrats can win Texas, Florida and Ohio, they can win the game. If O’Rouke and Castro don’t get the nomination they would be high choices for VP because that puts Texas in play. Friday is deadline day on the shutdown regardless of what happens Trump will claim he won and got all he wanted. The long battle hasn’t started good yet. *****I have to move on. Please come along, I promise it won’t do you no harm.

PARKER HONORED In a ceremony held Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Museum of the Gulf Coast, attorney and former state senator, Carl Parker, was inducted into the “Notable People Gallery.” There was also entertainment and refreshments at the 5 p.m. induction. My opinion is that Carl Parker was the best state senator to serve our area in my lifetime. His accomplishments as a state representative and senator are many. Lamar Orange, Port Arthur and the main campus in Beaumont have all been benefactors of his leadership in state government and his efforts to help our little part of Texas.

CONGRATULANTIONS TO PAUL HENDERSON Attorney Paul Henderson, Attorney at Law in Orange, received the highest rating of Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Ratings, in existence for over 140 years. It is a way for attorneys to get rated by their peers on their legal and ethical ability. Peer Review Ratings are the gold standard in attorney rating. Attorneys looking to refer a client, as well as individuals researching lawyers for their own legal needs, use these ratings to identify, evaluate and select the most appropriate lawyer for their legal issue. A peer review rating contributes to the comprehensive view of a lawyer and benefits the entire legal community.

TURNING BACK THE HANDS OF TIME 10 Years Ago-2009 President Obama, 10 years ago, signed the $787 billion stimulus recovery bill. States are moving quickly to develop ways for identifying projects. States will divide $27 billion to build and repair roads and bridges. President Obama is ready to whip the economy into shape. Obama is trying to stem the recession from cutting any deeper into its free fall. Obama inherited a country that has lost three million jobs in just the past year. The country was left in the worse shape since the Great Depression. A lot of people are homeless and hurting. Here’s hoping he doesn’t fail. *****Congrats to David Montagne, a new member of the Texas State Board of Regents. He was appointed by Gov. Rick Perry.*****Last week, we choose Melissa Fisher as one of our “Special Valentines.” On Friday she was named “Queen at OCARC” and was presented with a big trophy. Congratulations girl, you sure had a big week..***** Congrats to Mark Dunn, appointed to the Orange County Historical Commission by Judge Carl Thibodeaux and the court. He was nominated by Commissioner John Dubose. Mark is a good appointment who loves Orange County and preserving its history and landmarks.*****President Obama will present Stevie Wonder the Library of Congress Award Feb. 25.***** A government study shows that Texas population will reach 44 million in the next 30 years. Many people are migrating to Texas. It’s a very fast growing state. By 2040, 23 million citizens will be Hispanic. Santa Anna may just win yet.

Chester Ray “Buddy” Moore, 80, a longtime friend of this publication, died Feb. 13, 2009. Buddy spent a lifetime in the newspaper business, working for and owning several publications. He made himself and his Kountze News famous. He didn’t pull any punches, even though he was on the receiving end of several. Locally, his brother Jack and wife Peggy live in Orange. Read “Down Life’s Highway” where Roy recalls and relates the life of his friend and one time partner. Moore had little money in his pockets but he had influential friends in high places. He is remembered by many for the times when West Orange was home. *****Clifford P. “Butch” Alford Jr., 63, of Orangefield, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 10. Funeral services were Feb. 14. He is survived by his wife, Mary Alford; mother Olga “Sis” Alford; sons, Ernest Alford, James Alford, daughter Jeni Johnson; step-sons, Donald Bearce, Jason Bearce, Brian Gibbs; stepdaughter, Romandy Gibbs and eight grandchildren.*****Lenora Lopez, 79, of Orange, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 12. She was a homemaker and a past member of the Greenway Garden Club in Orange. She is survived by her husband, of 55 years, Manuel Lopez; son, James Lopez, daughters, Jeanne Payne, Jeri Droddy, and six grandchildren.***** Marian Frances Allis Rennie Meindl David, of Orange, 84, passed away Feb. 11, 2009. Funeral services were Feb. 16. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and was a charter member of the Orange Women’s Service League. She is survived by her husband, Jules David; sister, Jane Whitlock; children, step-children and grandchildren.***** Josephine Loiacano, 90, of Orange, died Friday, Feb. 13, 2009. Graveside Service was Monday, Feb. 16. Jo spent many happy hours with her nephew, Raymond, and her many friends who she called family. She is survived by three nephews Raymond Gilbeaux, Jerry Gilbeaux and Rickey Gilbeaux and fourteen great-nieces and -nephews.

45 Years Ago-1974 Members of the Lutcher Stark Tigerettes girls’ volleyball team are: Janie David, Sherry Anderson, Mary Lou Ewing, Joanie David, Nina Mumbach. The coach is Hattie Mae Wood. Other team members are Marty Price, Sherry Anderson, Hildy Bulovas, Anderson and Becky Hare.*****Attorney Joe Alford went to work this week for district attorney Sharon Bearden as his assistant. *****Sheriff Buck Patillo and pond man Hubert Marshall were spotted washing a horse in the wash rack at Ford’s Mobile Service Center in Bridge City.*****Attorney Murray Harris, a longtime associate in Hustmyre, Harris, Dorman and Dunaway law firm has moved his office to 74 Division. Rusty Nicks, longtime legal secretary, will help him hold the fort down.*****Meanwhile, Malcolm Dorman and Jim Dunaway have formed a partnership and will stay in the same building on Front Street. Judge Frank Hustmyre has gone into semi-retirement but still is with the firm.*****Patsy Fisette, a very nice lady, has returned from Houston where she had surgery again.*****Raymond Selzer has sold his Western Auto store. He now joins his friend Bill Stringer in retirement.*****Don Harmon started building a new home in the country and before he could complete it he was taken into the city of Orange.*****Cynthia Hooks, who recently had a baby, compliments of Dan Ray, is due back to work at the court house next week.*****Russell January has been dry. He hasn’t had a drink since last Easter.*****Six candidates are running for commissioner Gordon Dunn’s job.****Joe Hester is building a new trailer park.*****The city of Orange and the county jointly purchased a bus for the transportation of senior citizens.*****Crip Trahan, who was appointed Constable Pct.. 2 last week, asked for a raise this week. He says you have to start asking early and often.*****Sgt. Milton Wayne Cormier Jr. was awarded a metal by the United States Marine Corps.*****Attorney Ronny Baxter, Orange County’s only female attorney, turns 40 on Washington’s birthday.

60 YEARS AGO Commissioners authorized the employment of Maxine “Max” Boatman as deputy sheriff, succeeding officer Tom Eddleman. Sheriff Chester Holts made the announcement..*****Orange City Attorney Robert Huey will attend a conference on traffic courts in Austin.*****Mrs. Joe “Inez” Runnels is teaching people to drive. She is the co-owner of the local Texas Drivers License School along with her husband, county clerk Joe Runnels.*****Linda Stanton and new husband Neal Campbell, from Illinois, and a Dupont employee, will make their home in Orange.*****Fidel Castro becomes Premier of Cuba after the overthrow of Fulgencio Batista.

A FEW HAPPENINGS This fall and winter, Jay Bruce, who is a West Brook grad, drafted to play baseball with Cincinnati in 2008, worked out at Lamar. Some other youngsters who have gone pro also have had the benefit of working out with Bruce. Bridge City and University of Texas star, pitcher Chase Shugart who has signed with the Red Sox and West Orange-Stark grad, Grant Anderson, drafted by Seattle, have also worked with Bruce. Jay left this week to report to the Mariners’ spring training camp in Arizona. Bruce is a three time all star entering his 14th season. He was raised in Beaumont and it is now he and his family’s permanent home. *****Early Tuesday morning a big guy, wearing a very big straw hat, walked into our office. It was Dan Buffington, an employee of the telephone company since he was a teenager. I have known Dan since he was a baby in diapers but didn’t recognize him at first. He’s 52 years old now and plans to work eight more years. Dan is at the tail end of a bunch of great guys who worked for the telephone company. Some are now retired but like Dan’s parents, many have passed on. The area is full of people who will tell you what a great, helpful guy Dan Buffington is.*****Forget the $4,000 rebate Trump said every family would receive when he signed the tax bill. In fact, middle class families will get less of their refund than last year, 8.4 percent less. Tax professionals had warned that the tax plan citizens were sold is not what they will get.*****Kyler Murray, 2018 Heisman Trophy winner, on Monday advised the Oakland Athietics that he is forgoing $4.7 million bonus to play baseball. He will return all but $200,000 to the Athietics. Even at 5 ft. 9in. he’s betting his talent on NFL football. Never mind his size, he

will become the first athlete ever chosen in the first round of both the major league baseball and NFL draft. He will be among the fastest players ever and has an NFL arm accuracy to go with it. The A’s placed Murray on the restricted list. They retain the right to him if football doesn’t work out. My bet is that this little fellow will be big time in the NFL.*****The best headline over the weekend covered all bases in just three words, “Bezos Exposes Pecker.” David Pecker, CEO of National Enquirer, was attempting to extort and blackmail Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest person. Bezos is the owner of Amazon and the Washington Post. What Pecker had on Bezos is a selfie in which Bezos had exposed his pecker. Bezos wouldn’t be blackmailed over his exposure so he exposed the National Inquirer and Pecker. So the headline said it all on the two exposures.*****Chuck Peterson has one special chicken but lately she had laid off of laying. She finally came back and is now producing one egg a day. Twelve days of laying have gone by and Chuck brought me the first dozen. The special hen lays a pretty red egg, with a great tasking yoke.*****Tommy Clary and Bob Baptista made it to the Lunch Bunch last week. Tommy tells quite a story about the bad times in shipbuilding and when the times turned good in the oil industry they were the only ones still s standing. The business, Clary Towing, was started by his dad, Bob Clary. Bob and Herman Plaisance, from Cut Off Louisiana, owned a tug boat business when I first met Bob. He and Herman are both gone n ow and the Clary’s sold the shipbuilding business. The Lunch Bunch dines at JB’s this week and at Norzersky’s next week. Anyone is welcome. You never know who or what interesting people you might meet.*****The highlight for me on the 65th Annual Grammy Awards was Alicia Keys. She’s the most talented and so beautiful she doesn’t even wear false eyelashes or paint herself up like a clown. She performs on two pianos at the same time, sings like a bird and has won 15 Grammy awards. Refreshing performances were given by Dolly Parton, 73, and Diana Ross, who celebrated her 75th birthday on the show. Former First Lady Michelle Obama also appeared on the show. She said, “Music has always helped me tell my story. I believe that is true for all of us.”*****We were sorry to learn that our mechanic friend, S.P. Kay, has been under the weather and had a short stay in the hospital. He and Sue are good folks.

BIRTHDAYS A few folks celebrating their special day this week. Feb. 13: Amy Britnell, Judy Ford, Lee Ann Jaarah and Jeremy Delano celebrate today. Joining them are Jerry Springer who turns 75, actors Prince Jackson, 22 and Stockard Channing, 75.*****Feb. 14: Valentine’s Day. T.W. Permenter and Judy Harrison are a year older today. Celebrities celebrating are actors Freddie Highmore, 26, Tiffany Thornton, 32 and Simon Pegg, 48.*****Feb. 15: Robert Montagne and Drew Domas have birthdays on this day. They are joined by Jane Seymour, 68, cartoonist Matt Groening, 64.*****Feb. 16: Celebrating on this day are Port Commissioner Keith Wallace, BCISD’S Judy Brownlie, Mandy LeBauve, Vicky Stanley and Ann McDuff. Celebs celebrating today are rapper Ice T, 60, actors Elizabeth Olsen, 29 and Christopher Eccleston, 54.*****Feb. 17: John Chauvin, Kim Harmon, Mellisa Tuttle, Tom Edwards and Ashley Floyd all celebrate today. Joining them are Pop singer Ed Sheehan, 27, comedian Larry the Cable Guy, 55, former basketball player Michael Jordon, 55.*****Feb. 18: President’s Day today. Amie Smith, Justin Broussard, Jeremy Crocker, Leah Gunstream celebrate. Norman Barry, turns 79 today. Celebrities celebrating are activist Yoko Ono, 85, actors John Travolta, 64 and Matt Dillon, 54.*****Feb. 19: Tammy Temple, Christy Faulk, Jason Clark and Martha Pittman celebrate today. Also celebrating are actor Jeff Daniels, 63 and Motown singer Smokey Robinson, 78, singer Seal, 55 and actor Haylie Duff, 33.

CAJUN STORY OF THE WEEK A long time ago during Worl’ War Twice -- I never will forget dat, me -- I was in Kaplan, Looziana, about 10 or nine mile from a li’l town wat dey call Abbeville. A whole bunch of us mens and boys, too, were in LeBlanc’s Bar and Saloon havin’ a meeting, us, drinking buttermilk, when Clovis Abshire, him, came running in an’ he say, “Hurry, hurry! We got to leave here rat now, us. Me, I just hear on de raydio dat dem German was all over Abbeville, dem. Come on, let’s got ourselfs outta here.” “Wait jus’ a minute, Clovis. Slow down, you. Dat’s not Abbeville, Looziana, no; dat’s Abbeville, France, wat Abbeville in Loozianan was name after.” Alcid Thibodeaux say. Boy, everybody say poo-yai wit’ relief, dem and sat demself back down to start de meeting over again. “I feel so sorry fo dem Franchman, me. I don’t know what to did,” Harry LeBoeuf say. “Not me, no,” Otis Mouton piped up. “I ain’t got no sympathize for dem, no. Dem crazy fool never should have left Looziana and gone over dere in de first place, dem.”

C’EST TOUT Best Wishes for a Speedy Recovery Judge Carl Thibodeaux had open heart surgery Monday with four bypasses. Tuesday they got him up and he is due to start therapy. He will remain in CVICU until later this week and then be moved to a room. His daughter Erin Davison said Tuesday he was doing well and all his vitals are good. He was able to have ice chips. Understandably he is in pain since his chest was cracked open. The family wants to thank everyone for all the prayers and positive thoughts. Please pray for the medical team as he will be quite stubborn during his recovery. They are the ones who need prayers. (Editor’s note: They didn’t say what color that Cajun’s heart is.)*****Read us cover to cover and shop our advertisers. Remember, everybody reads The Record. Gotta go. Take care and God bless.


The Record • Week of Wednesday, February 13, 2019 •

BC Baseball hosts Chuck Young Classic Bridge City Baseball will host the Chuck Young Alumni Classic on Saturday, February 16th.  We will have a home run derby beginning at 11:00am with a game to follow. Please contact Coach Chris Moore at if interested in participating.

Lady Bears selling links e Lady Bear soccer team will have their annual link sale this Saturday, February 16, from 102 at Superior Tire in Orange. Meals will be sold for $5 and consist of a link on a bun, chips and a drink. You may purchase a ticket from any Lady Bear soccer player or just drop by the link sale. We will make deliveries when five or more meals are purchased. For additional information, or to order, contact Coach Palmer at

Good Shepherd Super Sale Good Shepherd Lutheran Church is holding a Super Sale on Saturday, February 16, 2019 from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. e sale will be held in the Fellowship Hall of the church at 945 W. Roundbunch Road. We will have furniture, appliances, tools, household goods, and clothing.  ere will be something for everyone. Please come and see what we have to offer. e Seek and Find Resale Shop will also be open.

Help with Taxes AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) Tax Filing Assistance will be offered starting 12:15 p.m., Friday, February 1, at the Orange Public Library. IRS (Internal Revenue Service)-certified volunteers will be available from 12:15 to 4:00 p.m. every Wednesday and Friday through April 12, and on Monday, April 15. April 15 is the last day to file 2018 taxes.Anyone coming for assistance should bring the following: Proof of identification (photo ID); Social Security cards for you, your spouse, and dependents; Birth dates for you, your spouse, and dependents; Wage and income statements (Form W-2, Social Security, 1099-R, 1099-Misc, W2G); Interest and dividend statements from banks (Forms 1099); Records of any Capital Gains and Losses; Forms 1095-A, B or C, Affordable Health Care Statements; and a copy of last year’s federal and state returns, very helpful in the preparation of the 2018 return. For contact information, call or email Richard Porter, 409.883.0698 or

Golden K Kiwanis to meet Golden K Kiwanis meets every Wednesday, 9:30-10:30 a.m., at the Salvation Army Building, 1960 MLK Drive, Orange 77630. Coffee is always served, often with light refreshments offered. e public is welcome to attend. Members, remember to bring small jars of peanut butter for the Salvation Army Food Bank, they can also use canned soups, canned meats, crackers, canned chili, canned beans and buses of macaroni and cheese. On Wednesday, February 6 - One of Golden K's favorite history buffs, Gerald Langham, a retired engineer, will give us more historical information about nearby local areas. is will be his fourth time as historical speaker in two years. Wednesday, February 20 - Dawn Burleigh, Editor of e Orange Leader, will speak regarding the print and electronic media of the future. Dues for this nonprofit group are $38 per quarter.

VFW Auxiliary Spring Garage Sale e Orange VFW Auxiliary Post 2775 is taking reservations for their Annual Spring Garage Sale on Saturday, March 23, 2019 from 7am to 2pm at the VFW Hall on Highway 87 North. Vendors will be allowed to set up on Friday, March 22nd, from 5pm to 8 pm. Tables and/or spaces will rent for $10 each. To make a reservation, send a check made out for the number of table/spaces you want. Please make check payable to VFW Aux 2775 and mail to Mary Snapp; 7927 Sandra Lane; Orange, Texas 77632...include your name, address, telephone number and any special needs. For further information, call Mary Snapp at 409697-0380 and leave a message for a call back.

AAUW Collecting Books for Art in Park Sale AAUW (American Association of University Women) is a non-profit organization for women and men which hopes to help women succeed in education. e group sponsors scholarships each spring for a graduating senior female from Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School, as well as one from West Orange-Stark High School in the City of Orange through an annual major fundraiser at Art in the Park, known as the AAUW Used Book Sale, this year set for Saturday, April 6, at Stark Park. As usual, the AAUW spot will be located on the porch of the Lutcher eater. Residents may donate boxed gently-used books for the AAUW Used Book Sale at Looking Good Salon in the North Way Shopping Center, through Paul Burch, owner. For more book sale information, call Margaret at 409.866.5739 or email her at Other AAUW activities include Galloping Gourmet where members dine at various restaurants each month, an annual madefrom-scratch pizza party, a monthly book club named Book-Ins, and a scholarship end-of-year banquet. Dues are $60 per year for those with 2 or 4-year degrees and beyond, or $25 per year to be a non-degreed Friend of AAUW (no voting rights or offices held), but eligible to participate in all activities. For more membership details, please text or call Diane at 409.988.5635.

OC TAMU Mothers' Club Scholarship e 2019 Orange County Texas A&M University Mothers' Club Scholarship application is available.  For a copy of the application, contact the local high school counselor and/or scholarship coordinator.  Applications are also available at /scholarships/ . For more information, contact Bridget Trawhon at  (409) 8824195 or

Trinity Baptist Church A Women's Bible Study based on the book, "Proven," by Jennie Allen, and through the gospel of John, will begin on Wednesday evenings begin-

ning February 6, at Trinity Baptist Church, 1819 N. 16th Street, Orange 77630. Please enroll by calling the church office, 409.886-1333. Also, the church youth group for Trinity Baptist meets on Wednesday evenings, and a meal is served to youth. Additionally, a Valentine's Banquet will be held Wednesday, February 13, at the Garden District Restaurant, featuring Robert Burkhart, a Christian Comedian. Tickets are $15 per person and reservations should be given to Dan Cruse, Trinity Baptist worship minister, at 409.313.4940. Trinity minister is Pastor Ryan Chandler.

Grief Share Program at Trinity Baptist Church A 13-week class called "GriefShare" begins at 6 p.m. on Sunday, February 10, at Trinity Baptist, 1819 16th Street, Orange 77630. It is a grief recovery group led by Dan Cruse, and assisted by several people who have also experienced grief. Whether it is a spouse, a child, or a parent, GriefShare is ready to support. Dan Cruse needs a support group for families to help him with facilitating programs. Participants are welcome to attend the GriefShare group at any point. Each session is "self-contained," so a participant does not have to attend each session. Past group members have, reportedly, said that they felt safe and loved, that they received hope, and that they felt it was a turning point in their lives. GriefShare could be a person's journey from mourning to joy, according to Cruse, Trinity Baptist worship minister. Cruse is also a retired guidance counselor, as well as a retired music educator. Please call 409.886.1333, email pastor at, or check Trinity Baptist Facebook page. ere is also a national website,, and the classes include a personal workbook, a video seminar, and a group discussion, giving participants support and encouragement for their own grief journey. GriefShare is a network of 15,000 or more churches worldwide equipped to offer grief support groups. e program is nondenominational and features biblical concepts for healing from a person's grief. e minister at Orange Trinity Baptist is Pastor Ryan Chandler.

Beginner Bridge Lessons Kris Payne Cherry will teach Beginner Bridge Lessons at no cost from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Church of Christ, Ninth and Elm Streets in downtown Orange on the following dates: ursdays, February 21 and 28; Mondays, March 4 and 11; Wednesday, March 13; ursdays, March 21 and 28; and Monday, April 1. Please call 409.678.3272 for more information. You must be registered to attend.

high school counselor no later than April 5, 2019. For more information, contact the high school counselor or call the Bridge City Chamber at (409) 735-5671.

American Legion to meet e Lloyd Grubbs American Legion Post #49 located at 108 Green Avenue in Orange has a new Commander, Ronnie Gill. e meetings have been changed from the second ursday of each month at 7 p.m. to the second Saturday of each month at 2 p.m. Commander Gill would like to invite each member to attend these meetings. Each Veteran is invited to come and join this military post. e American Legion represents the military in Washington, D.C. for helping obtain benefits which are deserved.

Good Shepherd Lutheran Nut Fundraiser Good Shepherd Lutheran Church is currently selling Durham Ellis Nuts. Pecan halves are $9.75/lb., Pecan Pieces are $9.50/lb., and Walnut Pieces are $8.00/lb. Also available are Chocolate Covered Pecans for $9.00. Come see the inventory of nuts. e phone number is 409-735-4573.

Dementia Care Givers' Support Group e Dementia Care Givers' Support Group meets at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Canticle Building, 4300 Meeks Drive in Orange on the following days and times: Second Wednesday of every month at 10:00 a.m., and Second ursday of every month at 6:30 p.m..

Orange County Friends (OCF) e annual February General Meeting of Orange County Friends, formerly known as Orange Newcomers, will take place at Tuffy's Restaurant, corner of Highways 12 and 62 in Mauriceville, at 11 a.m. for a Dutch-treat luncheon. e guest speaker will be Tom Neal, director of the Museum of the Gulf Coast, Port Arthur, Texas. Neal will discuss the 2006 book, "Betting, Booze, and Brothels: Vice, Corruption, and Justice in Jefferson County, Texas, from Spindletop to the 1960s," by Laura C. O'Toole and Wanda A. Landrey. Dues at mid-year are $10 per person. Upon joining OCF, a monthly calendar is emailed to paid members identifying the activities including Day and Night Bunco groups, Bridge, Book Club, Games for Gals, and Out and About area learning group. e next Out and About will be ursday, February 14, at the Museum of the Gulf Coast, 700 Procter Street, Port Arthur, Texas 77640. Cost is $4 per person for admission. A Dutch

treat lunch is planned afterwards at Edith's, across the street from the museum, a cafe serving soul food. For information regarding Out and About, email Barbara at or text at 409.221.4915.

GOALS Seeking Board Members GOALS (Greater Orange Area Literacy Services) is interested in replacing several spots on the Board due to some who have moved or plan to move. e mission of GOALS is to help those in Orange County who are unable to read, to assist ESL (English as a Second Language) students with the adult learning of English, and to provide tutoring for those wishing to take the GED (General Educational Development) equivalency test to obtain a high school diploma. GOALS is a nonprofit organization founded by Bonnie Hopperton 25 years ago. e GOALS office may be contacted at 409.886.4311, and please ask for Rhonda Powell, Director. Powell also can give guidelines for those wishing to volunteer to tutor, or possibly secure a spot on Board of GOALS. e next Board meeting for GOALS is slated for Monday, February 18, at 4:30 p.m., 520 W. Decatur Avenue, Orange 77630. GOALS is a tax-exempt, non-profit adult literacy program. Hours are 10 a.m.-3 p.m. weekly, Monday-Friday. Dues are not required.

Seek & Find Resale Store Come and visit us at Seek and Find Resale Stop sponsored by Good Shepherd Lutheran Church at 985 W. Roundbunch Road, Suite A (next to Happy Donuts). Seek and Find is open three days per week: ursday, 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Friday, 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., and Saturday 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ere is new gently-used clothing, as well as household items added to the inventory. e variety of items is likely to be the best in the area with frequent specials. All proceeds go to a Music Scholarship Fund.

Pinnacle Music Academy Pinnacle Academy offers private music lessons for Piano, Vocal, Guitar, Drums, Bass Trumpet, Ukulele, and more for all ages. Learn all musical styles including Pop, Rock, Country, Metal, Jazz, Blues, and Hip Hop. Pinnacle Academy is located at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 945 W. Roundbunch, Bridge City. Come and discover this opportunity to learn an instrument in the local area. For more information, call 409-2413920 or visit

Cooking Class for Adults e Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office of Orange County is holding a Cooking Class for Adults with Rocky. is will be held on Saturday, February 23, at 10:00 AM and costs $25. Adults will be having fun while cooking healthy recipes and preparing a 3 course meal. ere will also be door prizes. Payment is due by February 15th. Make your reservations today by calling 409- 8827010 as the class size is limited.

Orange County Beekeeping Group Meeting e Orange County Beekeepers Group will meet Tuesday March 5, 2019 6pm at La Cantina Restaurant 2709 McArthur Drive in Orange. Anyone interested in Honeybees or Beekeeping is welcome to the group. We are a group of local beekeepers interested in spreading information about honeybees and the pollination service they perform. Join fellow beekeepers for information and lots of good stories. Our guest speaker this month will be Irene Austin a local beekeeper. We also strive to aid and assist fellow beekeepers, any new beekeepers and the general public. For information or assistance with Honeybee removals please contact the Orange County Agrilife office 409-882-7010. is is a public service activity and there is no charge for hive removal. Join us at the March meeting to details about of field trip to a Queen breeding operation in Winnie.


Happy Valentine’s Day!

Link and Bake Sale Benefit for Billy Coward Billie Coward of the Orange area was recently diagnosed with Squamous Cell Carcinoma of head and neck. A link and bake sale will be held Saturday, March 23, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Bridge City Community Center Pavilion, 101 Parkside Drive, Bridge City. A link, chips, and drink will be sold for $8. Please call 409.670.2990 to preorder. Cookies, pies, cakes, and more will be available to purchase. Raffle tickets are now on sale. A drawing will be held on the day of the event, March 23. Funds are being raised to help Billy with enormous medical expenses.

Orange County Master Gardener events Selecting e Right Plants will be held on Saturday, March 16, 9AM – 11AM at Cormier Park, Orangefield. You can learn how to determine what are the correct plants to choose and where to put them. Annual Bloomin’ Crazy Plant Fair to be held on Saturday, March 23, 8AM – 1PM, Cormier Park, Orangefield. Pick from your every day choice of plants to the odd and unique plants along with visiting the vendors on premise to enhance your choices Master Gardener Certification Training starts ursday, April 4, 6PM – 8:30PM, Orange County EXPO. is is for the beginner gardener to the experienced gardener, improve your horticulture knowledge while gaining the experience to become a Certified Texas Master Gardener. For more information check our website or call 409 8827010

Bridge City Chamber to Award Scholarships Attention all Bridge City and Orangefield High School seniors:     e Bridge City Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce they will be awarding two $500 scholarships to Bridge City High School seniors and two $500 scholarships to Orangefield High School seniors.  Applications are available at the student’s high school counselor’s office, Bridge City Chamber office at 150 W. Roundbunch Road, Bridge City, TX 77611, or can be downloaded from the chamber’s website at  Completed applications should be returned to the respective


6A • The Record • Week of Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Deaths and Memorials

Mark Alan Bonnin, Sr., 62, Nederland

Dorothy Mary Livinston Soileau, 97, Bridge City

Mark Alan Bonnin, Sr., 62, of Nederland, Texas, passed away at his home. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., ursday, February 14, 2019, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange with Reverend Joseph Daleo of St. Mary Catholic Church officiating. Visitation will be prior to the service beginning at 1:00 p.m., at the funeral home. Born in Orange, Texas, on December 6, 1956, he was the son of Riley Joseph Bonnin and Jane Bonnin Jeanis. Mark worked many years as a driver for Classic Chevrolet. He was a graduate of Stark High School where he enjoyed playing football and excelled in baseball. Mark was an avid sports fan, especially baseball, and loved e Houston Astros and e Dallas Cowboys. He loved his family dearly and will be missed by all who knew and loved him. He was preceded in death by his father, Riley Joseph Bonnin; and his MARK ALAN grandparents, Elzie and Eliza Richard and Ed and Eunice Bonnin. ose left BONNIN to cherish his memory include his mother, Jane Bonnin Jeanis and husband Curtis, Sr., of Orange; children, Morgan Brooke Bonnin, of Austin and Mark Alan Bonnin, Jr. and fiancé Laura Ucci, of Porter; siblings, Lisa Blackstock, of Broken Arrow, OK, Susan Dorman and husband Bohn, of Orange, Myra Comeaux and husband Paul, of Houston, Kirk Bonnin, of Orange, Margo Merritt, of Kingwood, Tim Bonnin and wife Angie, of Beaumont, and Boyd Bonnin, of Orange; as well as numerous other loving family and friends.

Dorothy Mary Livingstone Soileau was born in Mobile, AL, on February 12, 1922 to Agnes Livingstone. She resided in Mobile until she was 18, when she followed her cousin Fanny Champagne to Port Arthur, TX. She met Joseph Evan Soileau and they were married on April 19, 1941. They shared 63 years together until Joseph passed on October 26, 2009. They had six children. Survivors include, Jimmie and wife Joni Stachelek Soileau, Timothy Soileau and Cyndi Hall, Don and Denise Hanson Soileau, Gary and Glenda Couie Soileau, Warren and DOROTHY MARY LIVINGSTON SOILEAU Cynthia Soileau Green, Tim and Denise Soileau Trahan, Tommy and Sandy Ducote and Mysti Jenkins Alamro. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Evan Soileau; her mother, Agnes Livingstone; her uncle, Dewey Livingstone and her cousin, Fanny Champagne. Dorothy had a full life of almost 97 years; she was involved in the Legion of Mary at Saint Henry’s Church and sang in the choir. She was a Den Mother for hers sons in the cub scouts and supported them through Boy Scouts where two of them became Eagle Scouts. They also received the God and Country Award. She drove trucks at the refinery during World War II. She constantly cooked and took care of her six children, husband and helped her grandchildren. Dorothy sewed beautiful clothes and made the prom dresses for her daughters. Her Hobbies included ceramics, cooking and cake decorating. She was a member of the Providence Wellness Center where she loved visiting with her friends while doing their pool exercises and giving out free advice. She passed her wisdom down to her children and grandchildren who include Kevin Soileau, Eric Soileau, Kerry Soileau, Tammi Soileau, Lauren Shea Soileau, Erin Green, Audre Green, William Green, Michael Green, Thomas Green, Shelby Soileau and Benjamin Trahan. She has 11 great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren. She would keep up with all of them through social media and could scroll with the best of them. Mother walked to school, saw her first Model T, used a rotary phone evolved to a cell phone. Mom could do it all. She constantly drove all the kids to school and to practice and never complained. We would like to thank Dr. Amoto and his staff, her sitters, Yolanda Martin, Eleanor Richardson and Annette Coates for taking such loving care of her. Thanks to her physical therapist and the other Home Health Professionals. Thank you to Aseracare Hospice that provided everything needed and made her comfortable until the end. Until we meet again in Heaven Mom, Thank You for all you have done for all of us. your Family. Online condolence may be expressed to the family at Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 16, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 12:00 p.m. Interment will be held in Pine Crest West Cemetery, Mobile, AL.

Bernice Marie Mires, 98, Orangefield Bernice Marie Mires, 98, of Orangefield, Texas, passed away on February 11, 2019, in Port Arthur, Texas. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 13, 2019, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Orange. Officiating will be Father Joseph Daleo. Burial will follow the service at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., with a Rosary at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Born in Portie Town, Louisiana, on December 28, 1920, she was the daughter of Emedis Foreman and Dolly Belle (Landry) Foreman Berry Parker. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas #1255 Our Lady of LaSalette at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church in Sulphur. She worked for Our Lady School Bingo for many years where she enjoyed BERNICE MARIE working and playing bingo. MIRES Bernice loved her family dearly and was always there to take care of them for anything they needed. She will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved her. She was preceded in death by her parents, Emedis and Dolly; her loving husband, James Richard “Red” Mires, Sr.; children, J. R. Mires, Jr., Eugene Mires, Loretta Mires, and Burt Mires; and her siblings, Maureen Webb, and Curtis “Porkie” Parker. Bernice is survived by her children, Marilyn Broussard and husband Tim, of Sulphur, LA, Wynne Mires and wife Patricia, of Orangefield, and Del Mires and wife Annabelle, of Orange; grandchildren, Gene and Felicia Mires, Joe Mires, Sal and Lisa Gomez, D.J. and Sha Mires, Heather Mires, Jessica and Chris Czepiel, April and Rory Slaughter, Jacalyn and Rick Padilla, Ashley and Russell Eddy, Stacey and Jarrett Rodrick, and Brittney and Luke Agerton; along with numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; brother, J.C. Foreman; daughters-in-law, Virginia Mires and Sylvia Mires; sister-in-law, Jane Parker; and other loving family and friends. Serving as pallbearers will be her grandsons, Joe, Gene, D.J., Blake, Devin, Cade, and Daniel Mires. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society at or PO Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 7312. Bernice’s family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of e Meadows and e Medical Center of Southeast Texas for all of their loving care.

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Marie J. “Jean” Robinson Braus, 91, Bridge City Marie J. “Jean” Robinson Braus, 91, of Bridge City, Texas, passed away on February 5, 2019, at The Meadows in Orange, Texas, after a brief illness. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, February 8, 2019, at St. Henry Catholic Church in Bridge City. Officiating was Father Steve Leger. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., with a Rosary at 6:00 p.m., Thursday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City, Texas. Born in Kaplan, Louisiana, on March 13, 1927. She was the daughter of Blanch Andy LeMaire-Robinson and Calvin Clifford Robinson. Jean was a devoted member of St. Henry Catholic Church for over six decades. She was an active member of their Altar Society where she served as MARIE J. ‘JEAN’ past President as well as a member of the Bereavement Committee. She ROBINSON BRAUS also served as past President of the Bridge City Band Booster Club for many years. Jean enjoyed many activities with the Knights of Columbus, especially the annual Lenten Fish Fry. She was fluent in English and French and loved to talk on the phone with her friends and family in Louisiana and all over the United States. Jean worked as a guide for the American Sportsmen’s Club in West Texas for seven years with her husband Lercy and enjoyed hunting deer, ducks, and turkey. She also enjoyed spending time salt water fishing with her family and many friends. When she caught it or shot it, she could cook it too! Jean loved and created all kinds of art including cross stitching and her favorite- ceramics. She loved her family dearly and will be missed by all who knew and loved her. She was preceded in death by her parents, Blanch and Calvin; her loving husband of 60 years, Lercy Joseph Braus, brother, Clifford “Teboy” Robinson; sister, Mae Rose Blanchard; and her youngest son, Billy Joseph Braus. Those left to cherish her memory include her sons, James E. Braus and wife Sissy, and Mark S. Braus; grandchildren, James R. Braus, Melanie Braus-Benlien, Jeffrey S. Braus, Bradley J. Braus, Laci Braus-Becker, Christopher S. Braus, and Andrew J. Braus; great-grandchildren, Maigan C. Braus, Brody James Braus, Azlin Benlien, Bree Becker, Brody Becker, Marshall Braus, Lane Braus, and Lilly Braus; as well as many other extended family and dear friends. Serving as pallbearers will be James R. Braus, Jeffrey S. Braus, Bradley J. Braus, Laci BrausBecker, Russell Robinson, and Kaplan Robinson. The family would like to extend a special thank you to her Godson, Clinton Findley and especially his wife, Linda Findley, for their unwavering love and support.


The Record • Week of Wednesday, February 13, 2019 •

Remembering Buddy Moore


Vintage newspaper folklore & legend

Ten years have gone by since we lost Buddy Moore. I still miss him. By ROY DUNN For e Record My friend Buddy Moore and I covered a lot of life’s terrain together, starting out as young men and it was quite a trip. Buddy died Feb. 13, 2009 at age 80 after suffering a heart attack Feb. 11. Buddy became publisher of the Kountze News in 1974, sold to him by his employer the famous publisher Archie Fullingim. Buddy was from the same mold of publisher as Archie and they often spoke their minds and often let the hair go with the hide. That caused them many confrontations and some physical attacks. Archie made the Kountze News famous and Buddy expanded on it. One time, Archie, who was also famous for his mayhaw jelly making, canceled LBJ’s subscription for non-payment. The vice president paid up. Buddy’s printed words were read in the halls of Congress and often quoted by congressmen to make a point. Most everyone in the Texas delegation subscribed to the newspaper. Buddy also pioneered the Huntington paper in East Texas in conjunction with the Kountze News. He also established the Hardin County News. A man named Meadows, a friend, did Buddy wrong and ended up with the paper which he later sold to the Hearst Corp., which still owns

it. That paper was the best shot Buddy had at making a good living in the paper business. He knew the Lumberton area would grow. Like most talented, creative people, however, he wasn’t a sharp businessman. The content in his newspapers was always his main focus. I owe a lot to Buddy for any success I’ve had. We formed a corporation, Triangle Press, in Beaumont, made up of publishers of weekly newspapers in order to print our own papers and not have to depend on other printers. Years later, Buddy put together a majority of the stockholders that enabled me to obtain all the stock and become sole owner. I rewarded Buddy well and he never again had to worry about getting his paper printed. As long as I owned the press, he bought only the newsprint. I later sold Triangle Press and my publications to Cox Communications, which owned the Port Arthur News and later bought the Orange

Clester Ray “Buddy” Moore Leader. They still use our name, Triangle Press, at their printing plant. I first met Clester Ray “Buddy” Moore around 1960. He was working for DuPont where he put in 10 years and had a printing shop on the side of his home, shared with first wife Kathy, on Irving Street in West Orange. He had also tried publishing a weekly paper that didn’t pan out. Several people, including KOGT owner Ed Lovelance, tried to establish a weekly paper. None

were successful until our Opportunity Valley News. It had amazing success but it wasn’t overnight. I often went to Buddy for help. He quit his job at DuPont, shut down his printing press and moved to Kirbyville and went to work for a small paper. He and Kathy then moved to Kountze and later divorced. He later married Jeanie, a young beautiful, talented woman. They had two daughters together – Cherrye Rae and Charlee. Cherrye and her

husband “Peppe” owned a bed and breakfast in Italy at the time. The couple made a fast trip across the ocean and were at Buddy’s bedside an hour before his death. It was like he had hung on waiting for her to get there. Jeanie and Buddy’s two beautiful daughters have done some acting and a lot of modeling for an array of retail outlets and publications. Jeanie, several years Buddy’s junior was a blessing. She took great care of Buddy throughout their life until the very end. To tell the entire Buddy Moore story would take a thick volume. He was a true “Yellow Dog Democrat.” He would have voted for the dog if he was the only liberal in the race. His political connections were far reaching. From Austin to Washington he had most of the politician’s private phone numbers. He was especially close to liberal U.S. Sen. Ralph Yarborough and Attorney General and Congressman Jim Mattox, who died Nov. 20, 2008, at age 65. Buddy once put on a Hardin County political rally. Every candidate showed up including the governor. State Comptroller Bob Bullock and Gordon Baxter got in a big public controversy. Baxter accused Bullock of using his raiders to grandstand for political reasons, while raiding small businesses and shutting them down over sales taxes. Buddy had to step in and stop the argument before it got to blows. Baxter was right, Bullock was climbing the political ladder. He later became a popular lieutenant governor


from 1991-99. He and Buddy fell out when he supported George W. Bush for governor against Buddy’s good friend Gov. Ann Richards and against Garry Mauro in governor’s race in 1998. Buddy called and said he wanted to invite me to another famous wedding in Kountze, making fun of Phyl and my wedding there in 1954. We had eloped to Kountze some 30 odd years earlier. At this time his newspaper office was across the street from the old courthouse. In his office, he kept a pair of armadillos named Hoover and Starr. “It was time for the couple to quit shacking up and get married,” he said. “We’re going to have a big wedding party.” The armadillos were parachuted from a plane down to the town square. Baxter was the master of ceremonies. The affair drew thousands – actress Cheryl Ladd and Rep. Charlie Wilson, as well as many other professionals and politicians. A friend of Buddy’s was Mauro, who at 34, was elected land commissioner. He served four terms, the longest in Texas history, 1983-99. He was a handsome guy, with a lot of political savvy. In 1972, he had met Bill and Hillary Clinton while working in the George McGovern campaign. That led later to him serving as chairman of President Clinton’s campaign and also as Texas chairman for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. At age 30 Garry was executive director of the Texas Democratic Party. He was from Bryan, an A&M grad with a University of Texas law degree. Once he and I were sitting by the stage, shooting the breeze before an event of Buddy’s when an “Angel in Tight Fitting Jeans” walked up and asked for instructions to where she could change clothes. I lost his attention. Garry became her personal escort. She was Miss Texas and later became Miss USA. Garry practices law in Austin today. Buddy was the engineer and strong advocate for the establishment of the Big Thicket National Preserve and Park. He was a good writer and a great storyteller. He had been published many times and had been the subject of many publications and television stories. His entry into writing came when he was 12 years old, working as a printer’s devil, with the Silsbee Bee. He wrote a weekly column, ‘Sports Galore” by G.R. Moore. Ink ran through his veins for more than 65 years. Today, many of his stories are shared with visitors of the “Big thicket Directory.” Buddy’s brother, Jack and wife Peggy, are longtime residents of Bridge City and Orange. Buddy started in the newspaper business long before it was even cold type. Back when it was hot set, one image at a time. I started when we used scissors, glue cans and set type on a photo image that had to be manually developed. We were in the dark ages compared to today’s computers and satellites. Buddy and I were members of “Baxter’s Brigade,” a group of writers who didn’t fit the norm. Harold Beeson, Dan Green and Don Jacobs were part of the gang. I am the only one left also who still writes. I wouldn’t take anything for those great times. I feel so privileged to have traveled down life’s highway with such a great guy. Buddy’s friendship was never wavering. He was loyal to the core, a dedicated advocate for his beliefs. I used to love making him sell me on a candidate. He knew his subject. Buddy was cremated along with a memorial service. With his death, like many of my friends before him, I feel like I have lost a piece of a great life that made our friendship so enduring. Today the famous Kountze News, like Buddy, is no more but in their time they made and recorded history that will never be repeated. (Editor’s note: Thanks to everyone who responded to our column last week on Tony Dal Sasso. We also heard from his daughter Chrisleigh and Tony’s grandson Austin, who stopped by to say thanks.)

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Week of February 13, 2019

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Charles Swann shows off a big ol’ bass, somewhere between 7 and 8 pounds, that he caught at night off a dock on Toledo.

Vince McMahon announced the new XFL as 'football reimagined' with no politics, set to open in 2020.

New Kids on the Block

Will new league hurt the NFL? KAZ’S KORNER JOE KAZMAR

FOR THE RECORD It was less than two weeks since Super Bowl LIII and already pro football fans are hungry for more of the country’s most popular sport. And they got it too, in a double dose. Last weekend the newly formed eightteam Alliance of American Football kicked off its 10-game season successfully while the XFL was actively on the drawing board to kick off in 2020. e goal of both leagues is to modify some of the NFL rules that seem a little fuzzy and see if that will help speed up the game. e ultimate goal of the AAF is to play games in 2½ hours which is about 30 minutes shorter than the average NFL game. In addition, the AAF will cut the halftimes

down to 13 minutes, have three-minute breaks between quarters, one-minute stoppages after punts, PATs and timeouts and a “sky judge” with the power to overrule officiating errors, according to Saturday’s edition of the Houston Chronicle. e new league has also eliminated kickoffs which should save plenty of time because more than 50 per cent of kickoffs have penalties occurring for either holding or blocking in the back, using a 35-second play clock and limits on pass rushing with no more than five defensive players rushing on a given play and no blitzing by defensive backs. But I noticed on Saturday night’s opening game on CBS at the Alamodome between the San Antonio Commanders and the San Diego Fleet that the quarterbacks took

some vicious hits which is probably what the fans really want. Not a single touchdown was made in the home team’s 15-6 victory. e eight-team league will play 10-game schedules with the top four teams making the playoffs. Other AAF franchises are located in Birmingham, Orlando, Arizona, Salt Lake City, Memphis and Atlanta. e league title game will be April 27 in Las Vegas. A major change occurs on overtime periods with a maximum of two possessions per team with one series of downs on each possession starting on the 10-yard line with NO field goals. Games can end in a tie. e XFL’s commissioner Oliver Luck, a former Houston Oilers quarterback, will be scrutinizing the AAF’s game with a finetooth comb to see if some of his league’s rules may need tweaking.

Winter snap has big bass ready to bite in SE Texas DICKIE COLBURN FISHING REPORT FOR THE RECORD

Apparently the only thing it took to get the big bass moving on Toledo Bend was a mini-shot of warmer weather.T hat, combined with our slightly longer days, was enough to spur the largemouth interest in shallower water! Only last week, Brad DesLatte sent me a picture of a bass in the 7 to 8-pound class that his brother-in-law, Charles Swann caught while fishing off his dock at night. It wasn’t a planned trip, but after working too long he decided take a break and just pitch a jig out under his lights. That was not the first big bass that Swann and his wife have taken that close to their camp, but it is another positive sign for antsy bass fishermen. He said the water was still off-colored in the McGee’s area, but obviously not enough to bother the fish.Deron Teal sent me a text Sunday night asking if it would be ok to send me a couple of pictures of fish. I no sooner replied in the positive

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Although the XFL is reluctant to disclose most of its proposed changes, the league plans to use a 25-30 second play clock to ensure an up-tempo game. It will also add an eighth official to spot the football and a ninth in the TV production truck to enforce penalties on significant violations missed by the field officials, the Chronicle pointed out. Luck said that the XFL wants to develop a way to keep kicks and kick returns. He said the league has also devised a unique overtime plan and a dozen other tweaks that likely will be announced once he clears then with the league’s eight head coaches as they are hired over the next month. e first league coach to be hired by the XFL is former Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops who will guide the Dallas-Forth Worth franchise which will use Globe Life Park in Arlington. Other teams and stadiums include New York (Met Life Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.), Los Angeles (StubHub Center in Carson, Calif.), Seattle (CenturyLink Field), St. Louis (Dome of America’s Center), Tampa (Raymond James Stadium) and Washington, D.C. (Audi Field). Teams will begin to sign players this fall and Luck said the XFL will provide a roster spot for some “who might be a little too small or too short or too unfocused” for the NFL.

From Page 1B ere will be no player’s union, but the league has not disclosed salary issues other than to say quarterbacks will be paid about $250,000 per season. KWICKIES…Last weekend’s Houston Chronicle had a mock NFL draft and listed former West Orange-Stark and Alabama All-American free safety Deionte ompson as the 21st player taken in the first round by the Seattle Seahawks. at really makes sense, too, because Head Coach Pete Carroll knows what caliber free safeties are groomed by Mustangs’ coach Cornel ompson, like five-time NFL All-Pro Earl omas. And speaking of Earl omas, he is one of two Orange County NFL players without a job for 2019 yet, as he was joined recently by Bridge City’s 43-year-old kicker Matt Bryant. I believe Bryant will probably find a new team first because he was released from his contract by the Atlanta Falcons while Earl must wait for his contract to expire the middle of next month. And on a personal note, my grandson Logan Smith of Lufkin Hudson begins his third year as a pitcher with the Army Black Knights’ baseball team. e West Pointers are scheduled to play in the annual LSU Round-Robin tournament this weekend. Army opens with a game against Air Force Friday at

Colburn than the images popped up on the phone. I was shocked! Initially, because you seldom see most fishermen ever keep big bass, but more so due to the size of the bass lying on top of the cooler. He said the largest bass was a little over eight pounds and it was difficult telling which one was the largest of the seven fish. Their bulging stomachs indicated that they were probably already carrying eggs. Deron and his neighbor won a little tournament Saturday with a five bass stringer weighing 24-pounds 11 ounces. We were cranking Traps over six to eight feet of grass in the Housen Bay area, but because there were so many boats I told the boys to just stay around the camp the next day. “They had baseball scrimmages all day Saturday so they couldn’t fish until Sunday,” said Deron. “They got up bright and early around noon and didn’t catch their first bass until four o-clock.” The two youngsters were fishing an orange crawdad three quarter ounce Trap over shallow grass somewhere between Toro bay and Red’s Point. “They couldn’t tell me ex-

noon, takes on the hosting Tigers Saturday at 1 p.m. and finishes Sunday with a game against Louisiana-Monroe. Logan has yet to suffer a loss in his first two years on the mound for the Black Knights. While on the subject of college baseball, the Lamar Cardinals were picked to finish eighth in the Southland Conference this spring after finishing tied for 10th last season with a 13-17 SLC record. It took five days but Phil Mickelson is the winner of the PGA Tour AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Lefty was leading by three strokes Sunday when darkness halted play after the 16th hole. Mickelson maintained his lead and won Monday morning. JUST BETWEEN US…Major league baseball camps are opening this week in either Florida or Arizona, with the Oakland A’s the first to work out on Monday. e Houston Astros are still looking for two starting pitchers to complete their five-man rotation and are still trying to coax unsigned lefthander Dallas Keuchel back into the fold. Several big names are still on the market including Bryce Harper, Manny Machado, Craig Kimbrel, Astros super-sub Marwin Gonzalez and several others.

From Page 1B actly where they were,” said Deron, “but I will know by the time they leave! Before signing off, Deron added, “We live up here so we can pick our days, but we have not had a year in the past six years that we haven’t caught at least one nine pound bass in Housen Bay in February.John-Paul’s eleven pounder was the largest. He is predicting a very good run on big bass this year due to all of the new hydrilla.“It doesn’t help the bass that much, but it sure helps the fishermen.Any break in the grass can hold a big bass waiting to spawn.” While there are a whole lot of folks that just can’t master pitching or flipping, virtually all of them carry at least one rod designed to do just that. Some of them just don’t like to fish either technique, but they still carry a pitching stick out of self-defense. What I really can’t understand is the number of fishermen that know how deadly the Trap is this time of the year, but refuse to purchase a rod designed to make fishing it much easier. There are those days when you can simply cast a half ounce Trap as far as possible and

wind it back in and catch bass, but that technique seldom fools big bass. The majority of the big bass that fall for a three-quarter ounce Trap every year inhale the lure as it is jerked free from the vegetation and allowed to fall again. Deron said that neither of the boys said that they ever felt one of those big bass hit their lure. It felt as though they were momentarily hung up in the grass and then the line started moving. The only debate amongst the anglers I talk with is reel speed and whether to use braid or fluorocarbon line.Virtually all of them are fishing a 6 foot 10 inch or longer rods with a fast action. The rod has very little flex other than the tip section making it not only easier to cast long distances, but easier to jerk the trap free from the grass as well. The fact that you did not detect the strike does not mean that you have missed the fish, but it does man that she is already digging deeper into the grass. Fishing a Trap can work you to death, but it keeps you in the game for the bass of your dreams!

Jerk baits are a great option for snagging sluggish fish from wintertime waters.

Jerkbaits take mystery out of winter fishing CAPT. CHUCK UZZLE OUTDOORS WEEKLY FOR THE RECORD

Cooler water and air temperatures along with overcast days conjure up a recipe for the coastal plugger and big fish are the main course on the angling menu.  ese conditions dictate a different approach and a different mentality from the  rest of the year. Some things are obvious, slowing down and paying attention to  water temps and tides go without saying. e more subtle approach and bait presentation are also high on the list. At this time of the year many folks  revert to slow sinking plugs in order to entice sluggish fish to bite. e slow  sinking plugs like Corkies, Catch 5, and others take a little time and patience to master. Another option that is a little more user friendly is the jerk bait.  Many saltwater anglers rarely use these highly effective plugs, but the ones who  do often swear by them.  I really became a firm believer in how good these plugs work on late winter trip to Calcasieu several years ago. Man can you believe this water, this is beautiful,” said Capt. Johnny Cormier of Orange. Indeed it was beautiful, 3 feet deep with a mix of heavy oyster and sand that was inhabited by plenty of redfish and lunker trout or two.

As we idled along studying the bottom we began to see fish darting away from the boat, most were redfish. “Let’s get out and wade this” said Cormier  grabbing for his gear, “hold on a minute, let’s see if we get one of these out here to bite” was my reply. As Johnny found his wading belt a stout redfish found my offering, a classic Rapala jerk bait. Needless to say we never got out  of the boat as the redfish continued to chew us up. Occasionally we would move a hundred yards or so until we found the fish but the pattern was the same as were  the results.  On that particular trip Johnny and I both tried different options for catching  those redfish, a few other lures worked but they always had some kind of drawback. A Corky stayed hung in the shell just like the soft plastics on a jig head. e top water offerings were refused and you just couldn’t cast lighter baits in the wind. e solution was a shallow diving Rapala called a Long Cast Minnow. A medium sized diving twitch bait that floats when not being pulled.    Once pulled or retrieved this model Rapala dives to about 2 or 3 feet maxi-

mum and rattles like all get out. It also will back up when you run it into structure like shell, this little pause as it floats back near the surface usually triggers violent strikes. is plug is very castable even in the wind  and that rates high on the “user friendly” scale.  Other plugs that fall into this category would be the Storm understick,  Smithwick Rattlin Rogue, and Yo-Zuri Crystal Minnow. A simple retrieve is all that is needed and the plug will do the rest, the results will speak for themselves. On those days when you just can’t get a fish to come up and eat top  water this is the next best thing. Also the fact that most of these plugs float saves you some grief as well when you break off against unseen obstructions like shell. ese plugs will usually float to the surface where they can be reclaimed and put to use again. Rig these lures up with a loop knot and you can double the action or wobble that is built in to these shallow running plugs. e seductive  side to side movement is difficult for even finicky fish to resist. e jerk bait is an often overlooked weapon in the saltwater fishing arsenal but during  the winter this plug really shines. Give one of these lures a chance and you will be amazed at how easy they are to fish and just how productive they can be  under the right circumstances.


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Pender named BC Student of Month e Bridge City Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the February Student of the Month for Bridge City High School is Lacey Pender. Lacey was presented her certificate and gift bag by Lifetime Ambassador Dave Derosier, owner of, at the February Networking Coffee hosted by Neches Federal Credit Union.  She received gift certificates and gifts from:  COS Printing, Wellspring Credit Union, Tiger Rock Martial Arts of Bridge City, Sabine Federal Credit Union, Sabine River Ford, Neches Federal Credit Union, Bridge City Bank, Bridge City Walmart, Best Day Spa, Delta Life Fitness Orange County, and 5Point Credit Union. Lacey is the daughter of Stacey and Shane Pender.  She is ranked No. 65 of 187 with a GPA 3.99.  Debbie Gregg, Art Teacher & Floral Design Teacher, said, “It is my pleasure to announce Lacey Pender as the Fine Art Student of the month.  Lacey is very dedicated to her art.  She has won several outstanding awards in southeast Texas over the past four years.” Lacey was selected to Exhibit her art at the Stark Museum in Orange her freshman year.  She won a 1st place at the Southeast Texas State Fair in Beaumont her Sophomore Year.  Junior year she won an Hon-

Lacey Pender was named the February Student of the Month from Bridge City High School by the Bridge City Chamber of Commerce. Pictured, from left, are Dave Derosier, Lacey Pender, Principal Tim Woolley. orable Mention for her Portfolio at the Art Exhibition at Bridge City High School. Senior Year - Best of Show for her 3D Sculpture at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.  is also makes her eligible for Auction.  She has been selected to display her art in the museum of Southeast Texas in Beaumont for the Senior Portege art contest.  She was selected over all area art student in the Golden Triangle.  “Lacey is a very talented young lady.  She has dedicated herself to creating beautiful art-

work and enjoys making art. She challenges herself every day to become better as an art student. She also is a Floral Design II student and creates very unique flower arrangements. She works hard to complete the orders in the work setting,” Gregg said. Hannah Landry, Math Teacher, said, “Not only is Lacey a creative, artistic student, she is also a strong math student.  She is motivated to maintain high scores in academics, art, and powerlifting. She is hardworking and models responsibility all around in

school and in her after school job. She sets an example of how students should balance education, extracurricular activities, and maintain employment.  She is a joy to have in class.” Ericka Richard, Math Department Chair, said, “I have known Lacey for the past four years.  She has lifted for me all four years of her high school career.  e strength she shows during the season and in her everyday life is amazing.  She works hard in every aspect in her life, from her school work to her job.  From the weightroom to the art room.  I have really enjoyed watching her grow into the beautiful and headstrong young lady she is today.” Stacey Webb, eater/Media Communications, “I’m so happy that Lacey is receiving this acknowledgment.  I had the pleasure of teaching her Speech as a freshman, and she has recently joined my eatre Arts One class as a senior.  As a freshman, Lacey was responsible and a joy; as a senior, she is a leader and a blessing.  I adore this well-rounded young lady and can’t wait to see what the future holds for her!” When asked about her future plans, Lacey said, “After graduating high school I would like to attend a trade school in Oklahoma to become a farrier and equine dentist; while continuing to pursue art on the side.”

Orangefield softball opens with 12-2 win over Vidor e Orangefield Lady Bobcats opened their season with a 12-2 win in 5 innings over the Vidor Lady Pirates. Codie Sorge got the win complete game win giving up 2 earned runs on 4 hits with 8 strikeouts. Sophomore Ryden Stanfield was 2 for 3 with a double, a stolen base and 3 runs scored.

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Emmi Lummus of Orangefield High School was named the February Student of the Month by the Bridge City Chamber of Commerce.

OHS’s Lummus named Chamber Student of Feb. The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the February Student of the Month for Orangefield High School is Emmi Lummus. Emmi was presented her certificate and gift bag by Bridge City Chamber Ambassador Leslie Prince, owner of LJP Construction, at the February coffee hosted by Neches Federal Credit Union.  She received gift certificates and gifts from:  COS Printing, Wellspring Credit Union, Tiger Rock Martial Arts of Bridge City, Sabine Federal Credit Union, Sabine River Ford, Neches Federal Credit Union, Bridge City Walmart, Complete Staffing, Best Day Spa, Balancing Life Staffing Solutions, Delta Life Fitness Orange County, and 5Point Credit Union. Emmi is the daughter of Hope and Jeff Lummus.  She has a GPA of 4.06 and is ranked #32 of 111.  Bridget Trawhon, Professional Communications teacher, said, “Emmi Lummus is owner of the million-dollar smile!  I have been privileged to work with Emmi as activities coordinator and she possesses a spirit that is rare in high school students.  She is thoughtful, yet determined; kind, yet competitive.  “Emmi has all of the qualities of an amazing leader and will succeed in future endeavors.  Congrats, Emmi!” Selena Hennigan, Algebra 2 Teacher, said, “Sweet Emmi! Even on her worst day, she always has a smile on her face! She is a wonderful, smart, well-rounded young lady who works hard to maintain above average grades while she plays a critical role in many after school sports and outside activities.    I look forward to seeing where Emmi is in a few years!  Without a doubt, she will continue to surround


herself with the love of her family and friends, and shine wherever her path takes her!” Jennifer Willis, Girl’s Athletics, said, “Emmi is a compassionate leader with a drive to always be her best. She is the type of leader that makes the people around her better. Emmi has a beautiful heart and is very deserving of this honor.” Josh Smalley, Athletic Director, said, “Emmi- Emmi, Emmi, Emmi I am so proud of you. As I look back on my 7 years, at Orangefield, as AD I can’t find anyone that symbolizes what it means to be a Bobcat more than Emmi. She is a member of the Varsity volleyball team, Varsity basketball team, Varsity golf team, and Varsity track team. Emmi inspires me every day to give my job everything I have, because that is what I see when I watch her play. More importantly, she inspires me to be a better person. She is one of the kindest humans I have ever been around and has a servant’s heart towards others. Raised by two great parents, if I were to have a daughter, I would want her to be just like Emmi Lummus. A true competitor on the field or court, we are going to miss her leadership tremendously when she graduates. Emmi is also tough as nails, and should a scene break out, I am going with her cause I know I am going to survive. I would have loved for her to play football for me. We ask our athletes to give all they have to our program, school and community, and without a doubt Emmi has done that.” Emmi Plans to attend Sam Houston State University with a major in Education and a minor in Kinesiology. Pictured left to right: Leslie Prince, Hope Lummus, Emmi Lummus, Jeff Lummus, Counselor Crissa Bonnin, and Principal Zach Quinn


Freshman Alayna Dodd was 2 for 3 with a stolen base and 2 runs scored. Emma Humplik was 1 for 4 with a double, 2 RBI’s and 2 runs scored. Alyssa Dodd was 2 for 3 with 2 doubles, a walk and 3 RBI’s. e Bobcats travel to Lufkin for 6 games this weekend for the Hudson tournament. 

4B • The Record • Week of Wednesday, February 13, 2019 Capital Financial Group and Jacobs Wealth Management hosted a client event on January 30,, 2019, at Benton’s in Port Neches to celebrate the retirement of Larry Jacobs and to welcome Ian James to the Bridge City area. Larry and Jan Jacobs have served Greater Orange County for over 20 years as Jacobs Wealth Management. Ian James has been serving clients in Baton Rouge for 24 years as Capital Financial Group, and now looks forward to welcoming clients in Greater Orange County to the CFG Family. Capital Financial Group will maintain the office at 704 Texas Avenue in Bridge City, TX 77611 and Ian can be reached at 792-0179 or Pictured are Jacobs and James.

Deaths and Memorials Bettie T. Durham, 91, Orange Bettie T. Durham, 91, of Orange, Texas, passed away on February 8, 2019, in Vidor, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, February 15, 2019, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Pastor Jeff Bell. Burial will follow at Orange Forest Lawn in West Orange, Texas. Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., ursday, February 14, 2019, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Born in Port Arthur, Texas, on November 8, 1927, she was the daughter of Carl Christian Tranberg and Winnie Elizabeth (Chessher) Tranberg. Bettie attended Port Arthur College where she met her husband, Dean Durham, and they later married on August 31, 1947. She enjoyed her years as a homemaker and then later working at First Christian Church and the Dispute Resolution Center. Bettie was a member of the Pilot Club and a former member of Wesley BETTIE T. United Methodist Church. She enjoyed taking care of her rose bushes, but DuRHAM most of all she loved taking care of her family. Bettie was a devoted wife and mother, and she will be missed by all who knew and loved her. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Dean M. Durham; her parents, Carl and Winnie Tranberg; her brother, Nick Wilkins, and her sons-in-law, Lindsey Slaten and Keith Van Winkle. She is survived by her children, Karen Jean Van Winkle of Orange, Danna Beth Durham of Orange, Paul David Durham of Orange, and Carl Dean Durham of Lufkin; her grandchildren, Jennifer Durham, Marshall Van Winkle, Bethany Slaten, Aaron Jones, Dean Durham, Susan Durham, Lindsey Slaten, Elliot Slaten, and Jessie Mae Madera; and her great-grandchildren, Addisynn Gillum and Makynnzie Creel. Serving as pallbearers will be Paul Durham, Marshall Van Winkle, Aaron Jones, David Short, Daniel Creel, and Dylan McGuire. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society at or PO Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 7312.

Boston-based rock act Godsmack will perform at Ford Park Pavilion in Beaumont on Wednesday, April 10. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m., Friday, Feb. 15, at the Ford Park box office and online at Photo by Tommy Mann Jr.

Multi-platinum rockers headed to Southeast Texas By Tommy Mann Jr. e Record

One of the most popular hard rock acts of the past 20 years is returning to Southeast Texas this spring. e Boston-based rock outfit Godsmack will kickoff its spring U.S. tour in early April and Beaumont is on the schedule, as the band announced it will perform at Ford Park Pavilion on Wednesday, April 10. Tickets are $22.50 - $62.50 and go on sale at 10 a.m., Friday, Feb. 15 at all Ticketmaster outlets, includ-

ing the Ford Park box office and online at . Godsmack, which last performed in Beaumont in April of 2012, is touring in support of its seventh studio album, “When Legends Rise.” e record, which was released in April 2018 and peaked at number 8 on the US Billboard Top 200 chart, features the hit singles “Bullet Proof ” and the title track. e group is well known for its numerous hit songs, including “Voodoo,” “Awake,” “Whiskey Hangover,” “1000hp,”

H.D. “Doug” Burch, 93, Orange

“I Stand Alone” and more. e band, which features the charismatic vocalist and guitarist, Sully Erna, as well as bandmembers Tony Rombola, guitar; Robbie Merrill, bass; and Shannon Larkin, drums, is coming off a highly successful summer and fall 2018 tour with Shinedown and Like a Storm. Godsmack is currently in the midst of a European tour with Like a Storm, which ends April 1. For more information on this event visit the Ford Park website at or the band website at for tour information. Orange County Commissioner Johnny Trahan, center, updates the Orange Golden K Kiwanis Club recently with news regarding the Orange County Airport, possible plant expansions, and plans for future businesses. At right is Reid Caruthers, President, Golden K Kiwanis, while on left is Dawn Burleigh, editor of The Orange Leader, visiting as a media representative.

H.D. “Doug” Burch, 93, of Orange, Texas, passed away on February 6, 2019, in Beaumont, Texas. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, February 15, 2019, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange, Texas. Officiating will be Brother John Sims, of Bethel Baptist Church. Burial will follow the service at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange. Born in Orange, Texas, on September 18, 1925, he was the son of G.A. Burch and Martha A. (Chadwell) Burch. Doug proudly served his country in the United States Navy and went on to retire from Montgomery Ward as a Truck Driver. He enjoyed old western movies and had a band he played with every Friday night for 22 years. Doug loved his family dearly and will be missed by all who knew and loved him. He was preceded in death by his parents, G.A. and Martha Burch; and H.D. ‘DOuG’ his loving wife, Louise Cobb Burch. BuRCH Doug is survived by his niece, Shirley Dunham, of Orange; as well many other nieces, nephews, other family, and loving friends. e family would like to extend a special thank you to Ray and Linda Burch as well as Doug’s Friday night jam friends.



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Valentine’s Day Belongs to God Jon Bloom Staff writer The evolution of Valentine’s Day has followed a course similar to the evolution of Santa Claus. It began with legends surrounding an obscure saint (actually, there’s more than one St. Valentine) from early Christian history that oddly morphed over the centuries into something else entirely. Then it exploded into a pop culture and commercial phenomenon in Victorian England (thank the Brits for greeting cards, flowers, and “confectionaries”), with the United States quickly jumping on the bandwagon. No one knows for sure how a February 14th feast day commemorating a martyr(s) came to be a celebration of Eros love. It’s possible that when 5th Century Pope Gelasius l abolished the ancient Roman pagan fertility festival, Lupercalia (celebrated on February 15th), it ended up just meshing with St. Valentine’s Day. All we know is that “Volantynys day” abruptly shows up in a romantic poem by Geoffrey Chaucer in the 14th Century and it’s been with us ever since. So what should Christians make of today’s Valentine’s Day? As much as purely possible! Valentine was a saint and Eros is not Cupid’s domain. It’s God’s! Christians should be the most unashamed, exuberant celebrators of romantic love there are, and the strongest guardians of God’s design and boundaries, because God made it for us to enjoy (1 Timothy 6:17)! And God, the greatest romantic in existence, has designed it to give us a taste of the greatest romance that will ever exist, of which all Christians will experience. Be Drunk with Love! On the Desiring God blog we

tackle, with blood-earnestness, the issues of sexual sin, the scourge of pornography, the anguish of same-sex struggles, and the complexities and difficulties of marriage, dating, and singleness. We all know the crucial need to guard ourselves, our children and each other against our indwelling, sexually broken depravity and a culture that shoves illicit sexuality in our faces every day. But just for a moment, let’s not dwell on the dangers and disappointments of Eros. Let’s simply savor the purely intoxicating joy that God intends for betrothed and married lovers! Yes, intoxicating. That’s Bible-talk for romantic love: Friends, drink, and be drunk with love! (Song of Solomon 5:1) Be drunk with love! I would say that’s a sweet imperative. The Bible doesn’t want us to drink in moderation when it comes to loving our lover. We are to drink deeply and become inebriated. Like the Best Wine So in that sense Valentine’s Day is a good day to get drunk. And a good place for some wine tasting is in the Song of Solomon. One read and it isn’t surprising that this wild drinking romp through the vineyard of betrothed (pre-consummated) and marital romantic love makes it one of the most controversial books of the Bible! Here are some of its wine samples: Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth! For your love is better than wine. (Song 1:2) How beautiful is your love, my sister, my bride! How much better is your love than wine. (Song 4:10) He brought me to his banqueting house (literally “house of wine”),

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and his banner over me is love. (Song 2:4) I came to my garden, my sister, my bride. . . I drank my wine with my milk. (Song 5:1) Your navel is a rounded bowl that never lacks mixed wine. (Song 7:2) Your mouth like the best wine. It goes down smoothly for my beloved, gliding over lips and teeth. (Song 7:9) The taste of God’s Eros is like the best wine — even better! (There was more to Jesus’s first miracle than we first thought (John 2:1–11)!) And it’s meant to be drunk freely. Awaken Love Married lovers, have you lost your taste for this wine? If so, go to the Song together. Walk back through the vineyards. Have foxes gotten in and spoiled them (Song 2:15)? It may be that for you this Valentine’s Day is a moment when you resolve together to “awaken love” (Song 3:5). Flowers, cards, and confectionaries won’t do that. Love awakens when you revel in each other. Husbands, read sections 4:1–5 and 7:1–4. Hear the Song’s groom salivate over his bride’s eyes, hair, teeth, lips, cheeks, neck, breasts, feet, thighs, navel, belly, and nose. Let your lover hear your delight in her body! Wives, read 5:10–16 and listen to the bride savor her groom’s locks, eyes, cheeks, lips, arms, body, legs, and mouth. Let your lover hear you luxuriate out loud in what you admire. Hear again God’s invitation to you: Friends, drink, and be drunk with love! (Song 5:1) God wants married lovers to

experience deeply, and future married lovers to anticipate, the full-orbed sensual and spiritual pleasure of erotically loving another embodied soul. And he designed this intoxication to occur within the safe chamber of marriage because forbidden intoxication can kill (Proverbs 5:15–19, 20–23). I Am My Beloved’s and My Beloved Is Mine But of course there is much more to the Song of Solomon than a celebration of marital Eros. In it is woven the mystery of the Great Romance: “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church. (Ephesians 5:31–32) Because of this, the Song can be savored by every Christian. The deepest drink, the most wonderful inebriation Eros can provide any husband and wife in this age is only a copy and shadow of what’s to come. No Christian will miss out on the real thing. At the marriage supper of the Lamb, when we drink the real wine with our Groom and enjoy an intimacy with him that we had only previously known in metaphors, then we will really know what was meant by “I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine” (Revelation 19:6–8; Matthew 26:29; Song 6:3). And then we will all know what true and wholly pure intoxication is. Jon Bloom (@Bloom_Jon) serves as author, board chair, and co-founder of Desiring God. He is author of three books, Not by Sight, Things Not Seen, and Don’t Follow Your Heart. He and his wife have five children and make their home in the Twin Cities.

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LCM Singers bring home the hardware Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School vocalists came home from the recent UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest with lots of hardware. Students brought home 38 medals, 28 for solos and 10 for ensembles. Twenty-nine singers qualified for State Competition, which will be held about the time school gets out for the summer. Nikki Hanson is the Choir Director for LCM High School. Students receiving superiors, from first row left are Aubree LeJeune, McKenzie Guillory, Elizabeth Johns, Kamri Swarers, A'nayeli Hernandez, Rylie Dollar, Lili Riedel, Shelby Smith, Zoe Ryan, and Natalie Gonzales.Second row from left, Makayla Kusek, Mallory Robinson, Lily Doucet, Robyn Courmier, Marcus Barlow, Justin Willey, Payton Martinez, John Paul Sulak, and Genesis Leon. Third row from left are Hannah Tait, Rachel Belcher, Aidan Croaker, Caleb Weaver, Nicholas Hanson, Ethan Martin, and Luke Spell. Not pictured are Tyren Dews, Evey Adalco, and Melanie Cupp.

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The State of Texas To any and all Unknown Heirs and all Persons Interested in the Estate of CARL LELAND HARDY, Deceased Cause No. P18370 in County Court at Law, Orange County, Texas The alleged heir(s) at law in the above numbered and entitled estate filed AN APPLICATION TO DETERMINE HEIRSHIP in this estate on JANUARY 31, 2019, requesting that the Court determine who are the heirs and only heirs of Carl Leland Hardy, Deceased, and their respective shares and interests in such estate. The court may act on this application at any call of the docket on or after 10:00 a.m. on the Monday next after the expiration of 10 days from the date of publication of this citation, at the County Courthouse, 801 W. Division., Orange, Texas 77630. All persons interested in this case are cited to appear before this Honorable Court by filing a written contest or answer to this Application should they desire to do so. To ensure its consideration, you or your attorney must file any objection, intervention or response in writing with the County Clerk of Orange County, Texas. Given under my hand and the seal of the County Court at Law, Orange County, Texas at the office of the Orange County Clerk in Orange, Texas on February 1, 2019. BRANDY ROBERTSON, County Clerk, Orange County, Texas


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Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Canticle Building, 4300 Meeks Drive in Orange on the following days and times: The second Wednesday morning of every month at 10:00 am and also on the second Thursday evening of every month at 6:30 pm. RAPE AND CRISIS CENTER of SETX provides critical services for those in crisis due to sexual assault, rape, suicide or general crisis. The 24 Hour Hot line is provided for crisis intervention at anytime, 24/7. Our number is 1-800-7-WE-CARE or 1-800-793-2273. Please do not hesitate to reach out to someone whom can help you during a crisis. The Lloyd Grubbs American Legion Post #49 located at 108 Green Avenue in Orange, meets on the second Saturday of each month at 2 p.m. The American Legion represents the military in Washington, D.C.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of HARRY L. GARISON, SR., Deceased, were issued on FEBRUARY 8, 2019, in Cause No. P18354, pending in the County Court at Law of Orange County, Texas, to: James Stanley Garison.

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All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them to the undersigned within the time and in the manner prescribed by law. c/o:

R. David Armstrong Attorney at Law 11107 McCracken Circle Suite A Cypress, TX 77429

Dated the 11TH day of FEBRUARY, 2019.

R. David Armstrong R. David Armstrong

Attorney for James Stanley Garison

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Styx brings new music and a surprise to Lake Charles show By Tommy Mann Jr. The Record For the better part of five decades the rock band Styx has entertained countless millions of fans with live performances and big hits. The band returns to the region this weekend to do the same. Styx returns to the Golden Nugget Casino in Lake Charles, La., at 8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 16 for a concert for ages 21 and older. Tickets are available online at and the venue box office. Formed in 1972, Styx dominated the airwaves of rock radio courtesy of the bands more than 30 hit singles, which include “Renegade,” “Blue Collar Man,” “Too Much Time on My Hands,” “Come Sail Away” and many more and can still be heard today. However, the band likes to perform newer material as well. The band is comprised of long-time members James “J.Y.” Young, guitar/vocals; and Tommy Shaw, guitar and vocals; as well as Lawrence Gowan, keyboards/vocals; Ricky Phillips, bass; and Todd Sucherman, drums. Original bassist Chuck Panozzo is also known to appear at select shows when able. Styx is touring in support of its 16th studio album, “The Mission,” which was released in June of 2017 and peaked at number 45 on the Billboard Top 200 albums chart. It features the singles “Gone Gone Gone” and “Radio Silence” and is a concept album about a mission to Mars in the year 2033. This is the band’s first studio album in over a decade and was a surprise to many fans who had been waiting patiently for something new from the quintet. Tommy Mann: How did the band manage to keep it so quiet about finally working on new material after so many years? It seems like every interview the media and fans are asking. Lawrence Gowan: It wasn’t easy (laughing)! The truth behind it is that we always had new music, but our focus was on the band and performing. Would we rather spend six months in the studio or on the road playing for the fans? And we always chose the fans. We all made a pact to not talk about it until it was time. We made the record because we wanted to do it, and we knew if we didn’t love it, then we didn’t have to put it out.

TM: Was it challenging in regard to constructing material for a concept album as compared to songwriting in general? LG: There are a lot of challenges to making a Styx record (laughing). Since we knew this album was going a certain direction, it keeps you focused on the writing and where the parameters of the story are. It definitely helped to keep it on the rails of where we wanted it to go. My favorite songs on the record change all of the time, but it really is still enjoyable for me to listen to it. It’s actually increased my appreciation for the album since we played the album in its entirety last month at The Palms Casino in Las Vegas. TM: I know the band added a gem to its set list during your tour last summer. What led Styx to incorporating “Mr. Roboto” into the set again? And will it be on the set list for Lake Charles? LG: There is such a wild history in this band. A lot of resis- Photo courtesy of Rick Diamond tance (from James Young and Tommy Shaw) to including the The rock band Styx will perform at the Golden Nugget Casino in Lake song was due to the difficulty from the touring of that album Charles, La., this Saturday, Feb. 16 for ages 21 and older. Tickets are avail� (Kilroy was Here). We started thinking about it five years ago, able at the venue box office and online at and there gradually became less and less resistance over time. 10 Top Ten singles. That is how I met the guys in Styx, as I opened This song is a big part of our history, so we all decided to work on it for shows for them in Montreal in the 1990s. a couple of days in Nashville before our tour last summer with Joan Jett. We decided to rock it up a little harder than what it was in the past and TM: Styx has been part of big summer tours the past few years as the toughened it up a bit for the live show. It’s a little darker and more fore- band toured with the likes of Def Leppard, Joan Jett, Tesla and others. boding now but it works. I think the fans in Lake Charles will like it. What’s on tap this year? TM: This leg of the tour is very short and ends in Lake Charles. While the band may be taking a brief break, according to your Instagram, you will remain quite busy, correct? LG: Oh, yes. Immediately after Lake Charles I will fly back to Montreal to start my Gowan shows for my solo band. That starts two days later. Some people know, but a lot do not. Before I joined Styx, I did my own project. I released six studio albums in Canada, four of which were platinum and two were gold. That included four number one songs and


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