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Orange County fleet adds second airboat brainchild of Austin computer billionaire Michael Dell, last year granted Orange County money for five machines that automatically fill sand bags.

“The particular grant this year was set for response vehicles, whether it was high water vehicles, boats, etc.,” Ardoin explained. “The Sheriff’s Office has

an airboat of its own but after speaking with the sheriff, we agreed we could use more than one sometimes.” After Harvey’s record rainfall in August 2017, flood

victims were rescued from high waters by all manner of private boats. Airboats, like many brought from the CaCOUNTY BUSINESS Page 3A

Pinehurst’s Hood pushes city forward Dave Rogers

For The Record Orange County Commissioners presented a proclamation to Adult Probation Services workers declaring May Elder Abuse Prevention Month during Tuesday’s meeting at the County Administration Building. RECORD PHOTO: Dave Rogers

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Joel Ardoin has proved himself as soothsayer. Now the Orange County Emergency Manager is set to earn his water wings. Ardoin’s department successfully won a $87,000 Rebuild Texas Fund Hurricane

Harvey grant to purchase and 18-foot airboat and trailer. He is one of five Emergency Management Department and Sheriff’s Office employees soon to undergo the training necessary to be certified as captain for the new airboat. Rebuild Texas Fund, the

Cypresswood II promises needed homes Dave Rogers

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Orange City Council moved another step closer to ushering in a new housing addition Tuesday. All present for the twicemonthly meeting voted unanimously Tuesday for a resolution approving a grant of up to $350,000 for infrastructure for 40 new homes to be built in Bridge City school district, off Texas 87 just north of FM 105. The grant, which developer ITEX seeks for drainage ditch and storm drain improvements for its Cypresswood Village Phase II, is being offered by the city of Orange’s Economic Development Corporation. “We really don’t have enough housing and we haven’t had any new additions in a long time,” council woman Terrie Salter said. “Orange needs to grow. We need it.” Tuesday was the resolu-

tion’s first reading. According to figures provided in the grant application by ITEX, the developer plans to spend $1.7 million on the project. The bulk of the expense – nearly $1 million -- will be for water, sewer and drainage. Council members Bill Mello, Brad Childs and Patrick Pullen were not in attendance Tuesday. A first reading on a resolution authorizing an EDC grant of $55,000 for Real Southern Cooking had to be delayed because of a recusal by Salter, due to a conflict. That left just three elected officials – council members Annette Pernell and Paul Burch and mayor Larry Spears, Jr. – eligible to vote, one shy of a quorum. Council approved a first reading resolution awarding a $195,000 contract to MK Constructors LLC for the Cooper’s Gully Flume, RoadCYPRESSWOOD II Page 3A

A former Newton Eagle football player and Army veteran, Robbie Hood knows how to multitask. The 49-year-old native of Bon Wier is the chairman of the board for the Orange County Economic Development Corporation, on the board of directors of the Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce and the United Way of Orange County, on the Southeast Texas Regional Planning Commission’s advisory council for Community Development Block Grants and a member of the Lions Club. And that’s on top of his day job as City Administrator for the City of Pinehurst. He’s a full-time cheerleader for Orange County. “People need to be more prideful about the community they live in,” he said. “West Orange and Pinehurst share the same zip code with the city of Orange, 77630. When somebody comes in, they think we’re all a part of Orange. “What’s good for one of us, is good for all of us. We’re all a family. We all come together at the old [traffic] circle.” Hood grew up in a military family and counts Newton Coach Curtis Barbay and his grandmother, both of whom have passed away in recent years, among his mentors. He previously worked in city government at Liberty and Stephenville. “I started local government on the lower level, reading water meters, replacing sewer lines. I learned how a city functions,” he said. “I learned how important code enforcement is, the cleanliness of your city, because you never know when the next potential business is going to want to relocate.” He said his grandmother taught him his most important lesson. “She said, ‘Robbie, you have two of these and [pointing to his ears] and one of these [mouth]. Do a lot more listening than talking.’ “I’m a student of human nature. I

Robbie Hood, left with wife Cheryl Hood, was recently reappointed City Administrator for the City of Pinehurst. RECORD PHOTO: Dave Rogers

learned there’s a difference between a leader and a manager. A manager manages the operations as they are now. Leaders have visions. They get people to follow them to attain those goals.” Hood was recently reappointed to his fourth year as the city administrator, which is the equivalent of a city manager job in a larger city. Pinehurst, with only 2,100 people, is a Type A General Law city by Texas law while cities with populations over 5,000 operate as Home Rule cities. “We don’t need any action,” said Dan Mohon, longtime city father. “He’s our city manager until he de-

cides to retire.” Mohon is one of five city aldermen, elected leaders whose counterpart in a Home Rule city would be a city council member. Sarah McClendon, Pinehurst alderwoman, said, “We are very lucky to have Robbie as our administrator. He does what needs to be done to look after our citizens. He is great for our family.” Hood deflected the praise. “A leader is only as good as the people who work with him and I surround myself with talented people. “I enjoy what I do. I enjoy taking care of a community,” he said.

‘Bloom where you are planted’ Penny Leleux For The Record The Service League of Orange held their annual luncheon Thursday at the Orange Train Depot Museum. Recognizing the year’s achievements, announcing scholarship awards and passing the gavel to the incoming president are the main features of the yearly event, topped off with a featured speaker. This year’s speaker was Mayor Larry Spears Jr. He gave a very inspired talk on “Bloom Where You Are Planted,” the theme of

this year’s event. Spears said he doesn’t like politics and when asked if he was conservative or liberal, Democrat or Republican, he replied, “Dude, I don’t pay attention to any of that at all.” He said he just wants to give back to the community. “God gave you something special to give back,” Spears said. “You were created to give back to humanity. Until you figure out what that is, you live life as an experiment.” He is excited about where Orange is headed. “We are

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starting to realize our full potential again,” he said. Of the Service League of Orange’s part of Orange’s revitalization Spears said, “You’re not just talking the talk, you’re out there making it happen.” They had many accomplishments this year. Nine grants were awarded to area organizations totaling $4,507.00, given out at the Toy Coffee. Two new provisional members - Meg Brown and Michele Reneau joined the organization and started training. Volunteers visited


three area nursing homes to play bingo with a total of 157 residents. They announced $3,500 in scholarships. Recipients are Rylee Locke and Geoffrey Hill from LittleCypress Mauriceville High School and Ngoc Nguyen Phan from Orangefield High School each to receive a $1,000 scholarship from the Service League for the school of their choice and Carissa Slaughter of Bridge City High School was awarded a $500 scholarship to attend




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50th Anniversary Senior Citizen Rally a big hit

Orange County senior citizens were honored Tuesday morning during the Golden Era of Health Senior Citizen 50th Anniversary Rally Day . The event was hosted by the Texas A&M AriLife Extension and Committee on Aging. The Hollywood themed event was held at the Orange County Convention and Expo Center. The event included 40 health vendor booths followed by bingo, many door prizes, photo booth, free lunch and live music entertainment that packed the house. Performers included country music singer Britt Godwin who dressed and sang hits of Frank Sinatra.

The Committee on Aging go center stage during the 50th Anniversary Senior Citizen Rally Day. Pictured are: Kim Peveto, Tommy Byers, Fallon Foster, Penny Pearson, Belinda Thibodeaux, Paula Smith, Sylvia Kerl, Liz Oliva, Paula Baxter, Britt Godwin, Stephanie Roberts and Bettie Biddo. RECORD PHOTO: Penny Leleux

Samantha Richard and Mandy Palomo greet visitors to their booth for Baptist Hospital during the 50th Anniversary Senior Citizen Rally held Tuesday. RECORD PHOTOS: Penny Leleux

“I can do a better job”: O’Rourke acknowledges Patrick Svitek The Texas Tribune

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke is acknowledging a need to reorient his 2-month-old campaign amid sagging poll numbers, saying he can do more to broadcast his message nationally after spending weeks intensely focused on in-person campaigning. The former El Paso congressman made the acknowledgment during a pair of TV interviews in New York City, first telling MSNBC host Rachel Maddow on Monday night that he recognizes “I can do a better job ... of talking to a national audience beyond the town halls we are having.” Then, on Tuesday morning, he reiterated the sentiment on ABC’s “The View,” where host Whoopi Goldberg began by asking, “This is your relaunch today, maybe?” “Focusing on people where they are was critically important,” O’Rourke said, “but I can’t tell you how many times

I was asked to find a way to get on ‘The View’ at one of those town hall meetings because there Beto O’Rourke are people who are unable to come to those town halls or in states that we have not visited yet, and I want to make sure that I have a chance to answer your questions here today so they can see who I am.” O’Rourke was initially reluctant to step up his presence on the TV circuit, where many of his primary opponents have been ubiquitous, particularly on the Democratic-friendly MSNBC. He spent the first two months of his campaign setting an aggressive pace across the country, holding 150 events across 15 states. Still, some supporters took notice of where O’Rourke was not appearing — on their TV screens. During a visit to Virginia last month, O’Rourke told a concerned backer that

he preferred to meet voters “eyeball to eyeball” rather than campaign from a studio. Still, “at some point, I may have to give in,” he said. That began in earnest earlier this month, when O’Rourke sat for interviews with Univision’s Jorge Ramos and and two other MSNBC hosts, Chris Hayes and Al Sharpton, before committing to this week’s media appearances in New York City. Then, as O’Rourke headed to the city Monday, his campaign announced he will participate in a CNN town hall next Tuesday in Des Moines, Iowa. O’Rourke’s appearance on “The View,” at least, meant revisiting some of the early scrutiny of his campaign, including over the privilege he enjoys as a married white man. O’Rourke acknowledged there are “things that I have been privileged to do in my life that others cannot,” and he expressed some regret about one episode in particular: a Vanity Fair cover that coincided with

his campaign announcement and quoted him as saying he is “just born to be in it.” O’Rourke’s campaign pivot is unfolding as the once highflying O’Rourke contends with a decline in polls — both nationally and in early voting states — as well as a drop in overall media attention amid the massive presidential field. O’Rourke’s campaign has entered a new phase in more ways than one. As part of his New York City trip, O’Rourke held his first 2020 fundraiser Monday evening, an event where tickets started at $250 and hosts were asked to raise $25,000. A few days after declaring his candidacy in midMarch, O’Rourke said he was not planning to hold such fundraisers, but he appears to have reasoned that they are worth it. Still, O’Rourke sought to conduct the New York City fundraiser in a characteristically transparent manner, broadcasting his remarks live on his Facebook page.

Britt Godwin sings Frank Sinatra hit songs for the large crowd who attended the 50th Anniversary Senior Citizen Rally at the Orange County Convention and Expo Center.

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Orange County trappers fight off cloven-hoofed invaders Dave Rogers

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Orange neighbor’s Gerald Burleigh and Don Hubbard have been friends since childhood. “We raised dogs together. We’ve been hunting and fishing partners for as long as we can remember,” said Burleigh. An association with guns seems natural since Hubbard spent 22 years as a deputy constable in Orange County and Burleigh was a U.S. Navy River Rat during the Vietnam War. His crew engaged in many running gun battles as it patrolled the dangerous rivers in a long, narrow boat that came complete with a 105-mm howitzer and a flamethrower. But that was then. The two men have a new pastime now. They trap wild hogs. Properly known as feral hogs, they’re a nuisance causing millions of dollars in damage in Texas each year. The Smithsonian Institute calls them “a plague of pigs.” “They’ll run your deer off your feeders. They’ll tear up

Orange neighbor’s Gerald Burleigh and Don Hubbard work together to trap wild feral hogs in Orange County. RECORD PHOTO: Dave Rogers

your yards and gardens, digging for grubs,” Burleigh said. “Anything they’ll get, they’ll eat it. They kill fawns, quail, calves. They’re moving into the city now. “But I like to eat pork.” Hogs have run wild in Texas for more than 300 years, first brought here by the Spanish. In the 20th century, Russian “boar” hogs were introduced to Texas for game hunting. They got loose. They inter-

mingled. It was hogs gone wild. Today, the animals’ wild descendants number from 1.5 million to 2 million in the state of Texas, depending on which state agency you’re quoting. They range in size from 100 pounds to 300 pounds fully grown, will stand as high as 3 feet at the shoulders. They eat anything plant or animal and reproduce like crazy during a

County business From Page 1 jun Navy, proved very handy. “We’re surrounded by water on three sides with a lot of marsh,” Airdoin said. “And besides floods, the sheriff and I discussed that in the event of an aircraft that went down in the vicinity of Orange, we only have one airboat that could respond initially.” Ardoin asked for – and received – permission to apply for the grant from the Orange County Commissioners’ Court on Feb. 19 this year. Four days later, a large cargo

plane crashed in nearby Chambers County, killing all three aboard and spreading debris all over the mud flats of Trinity Bay. The search for bodies and the so-called “black boxes.” “Eventually, the state will kick in assets,” Ardoin said, “but not at first.” Almost as eerie as Ardoin mentioning a plane crash days before a nearby one happened, was the way the Orange County request beat the funding odds.

Orange Service League From Page 1 Lamar State College-Orange in the medical field. This was the first year the Service League has worked the Salvation Army as a placement. Volunteers stocked food in the pantry that had been donated or purchased from other food banks and helped bag toys at Christmas. Gift’s Etc., the leagues gift shop, was manned by 16 active members and two sustaining members showing a profit $3.432.17 for the months August through April, after all expenses were paid. Partnering with the Stark Museum of Art, the leagues Fine Arts Program visited 1,300 students in 1st and 4th grades at area with a watercolor project for the 4th graders. The 1st graders did a sculpture. This year’s Toy Coffee was held at the home of Jr. and Leslie Leger, 602 W. Orange Avenue, in the Historic District. The 111-year-old home was built by James & Mary Childers, parents of Nelda Stark.

They had 344 people come thru the house and at the end of the day, had collected 610 toys and $4,094 for the Salvation Army. Members worked the Coke Box at the Lion’s Carnival to reciprocate for the Lions volunteers who always help with the Toy Coffee. Volunteers joined with Sabine River Ford at Halloween, decorating one of their vehicles and giving out candy at their Halloween Party. At Christmas, they worked with the Friends of the Orange Depot at their Christmas Extravaganza. They had a booth with Christmas items from the Gift Shop and sold over $500. They also set up a booth for “Depot Days” and sold over $200. President Theresa Glidden finished her report stating the ladies have volunteered a total of 3,326.5 hours thru the month of April. She then passed the gavel to Codie Vasquez, as the incoming president.

Michelle Tubbleville, the county’s special projects coordinator, said 213 grant requests were submitted to Rebuilt Texas Fund, with 75 making it to final consideration. The county’s bid was one of only 33 granted. Along with the monies for the airboat, County Auditor Pennee Schmitt placed, at the commissioners’ direction, a FEMA check for $1.3 million into a special budget to reimburse the county for money spent for debris removal. Tax Assessor-Collector Karen Fisher reported the county had received $111,301 in April property tax collections, and that 95.15 percent of the total 2018 property tax monies due had been received. Money out, Schmitt report-

lifespan of four to eight years. A sow may have its first litter at six months of age and deliver one or two litters of four to 12 hogs per year thereafter. “They’ve really taken off,” Burleigh said. “An article I read the other day said you’d have to take out 75 percent of the hogs in Texas just to stay even.” Feral hogs are unprotected, exotic non-game animals, meaning they may be taken by any means at any time of the year. There are no seasons or bag limits. In all, Burleigh has bagged more than he can count. He does know that his traps have caught 417 hogs in four years from a friend’s property off Texas 105 in Vidor. “And that ain’t catching them all,” he said. “I was out there a couple of months ago and two sows ran across the road in front of me. Each one had a litter of 10, so that was 22 pigs.” Hogs are most numerous around water. Flooding causes them to push farther and farther inland and they often

wallow and root around trees, especially orchards. “Pigs have got to have water, because they can’t sweat,” Burleigh said. “They’ve got to go waller. They’ll contaminate water holes for cattle.” Using deer corn and water bowls as bait, Burleigh and Hubbard have been trapping hogs several days a week nearly year-round for four years now, mostly upon request by folks whose property is under siege. “It keeps me and him out of the pool hall,” Hubbard says. They butcher and eat much of what they trap. “It’s a lot leaner than a regular pig,” Burleigh said, “and there’s good protein in the meat. But wild pork is like any pork. You’ve got to cook it. “We’ve smoked them and canned them. It’s what me and my wife lived on during Harvey. We were flooded in for four days.” To keep up with the hogs, who are nocturnal, Burleigh has gone high tech. He uses night-vision game cameras to stake out the animals.

“That’s the only way you can do it,” he said, “to see when they’re coming in and out, see when something spooks them. “It’s a very valuable tool.” After the stakeout, the metal-cage traps are set and Burleigh again relies on his cameras to tell him when he’s been successful. He and Hubbard use a tractor to load the hogs and traps on a flatbed trailer for return to home base. Burleigh posts some of his game camera videos to his Facebook page. His page has developed a following. Burleigh says he could sell his hogs for 30 cents a pound, but the nearest wholesaler he knows of is in Centerville, about 200 miles away. “I hear Gator Country is paying 30 cents a pound for it to feed their gators,” he said. But Burleigh doesn’t waste any of his pork. “Somebody eats it,” he said. “We sell a few of them, but mostly we trade it for corn. “Just so we can keep hunting.”

ed, was $480,000 to pay the weekly bills. Commissioners renewed a one-year agreement with the Port of Orange to use its Navy Barracks to house volunteers helping rebuild homes still not repaired after Harvey. Tubbleville said while outof-town church volunteers are often housed by local churches, groups of more than 70 will be staying, rent-free, at the barracks between May and November. On the same topic, Tubbleville invited the public to attend a 1 p.m. Friday open house at 2013 Thousand Oaks in Orange. Representatives from Orange County Disaster Rebuild, Nehemiah’s Vision, United Way, Catholic Charities, Salvation Army and American Red Cross will host the celebration with homeowner Gloria Neville of the

completion of her rebuilt home. Patsy McEntee, National Parks Service landscape architect of the Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program, met the commissioners and county employees. She is here this week touring county parks and will hold the second of two meetings with the public at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 15 at the County Convention and Expo Center. Commissioners also met Wednesday, May 8, declaring May National Mental Health Awareness Month. Tuesday, May 14, they issued a proclamation also noting May as Elder Abuse Prevention Month and June as National Men’s Health Month. Also May 8, Kurt Guidry, the county’s Maintenance Director, issued status reports

on a number of ongoing projects. He said that while some flood insurance checks were available to fix buildings – about $100,000 for the Precinct 2 Commissioner’s office, for instance – that the projects have been on hold waiting for FEMA’s commitment to reimburse the county for raising the buildings’ elevation. Guidry told the commissioners they needed to decide if they wanted their buildings sooner at the county’s expense, or later at FEMA’s. At the county’s monthly Wednesday meeting, commissioners paid $204,000 in weekly bills and authorized the Management Information System Department to spend $18,400 for an update of the county’s website and $300 per month for web-hosting and support.

Cypresswood II From Page 1 way and Concrete Lining Repair. They also approved a change in a $30,000 hotel/motel occupancy tax expenditure for the Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce. The money had been designated for a national fishing tournament. Instead, the Chamber this year is bringing in the Backwater Challenge, a regional fishing tournament. The tourney is expected to bring in 200 teams to fish the event. The city also approved a $20,150 HOT tax expenditure for a three-day Juneteenth event at Riverfront Pavilion June 1416. Additionally Tuesday, the city awarded more than $50,000 to public service organizations in Community Development Block Grant funds. Orange Christian Services was awarded $8,000 and $7,000 goes to Meals on Wheels. Jackson Community Center received $6,750, followed by Greater Orange Area Literary Service $6,500; and both Samaritan Counseling Center and Stable Spirit $6,000. Both Julie Rogers Gift of Life and Southeast Texas Hospice were awarded $5,000. City Council proclaimed Tuesday Fire Chief David E. Frenzel Day for his 50 years of service to the Orange Fire Department; and proclaimed this to be National Salvation Army Week.

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From The Creaux’s Nest OLD SAILOR ON THE REBOUND Our friend and Pearl Harbor hero, Cedric Stout, 96, had surgery in Houston to remove some bone spurs in his throat. He’s home awaiting a call to return to hospital to remove feeding tube. He will have to learn to eat all over again. The guy has always had a good appetite and he likes to eat. After two months without real food he will be ready for some of Van Choate’s seafood gumbo to get started. His lovely wife Cherry has been taking good care of him. I love those great folks. *****Now I’ve got to move on. Hop on board and come along, I promise it won’t do you no harm.

TRUMPS POLITICAL TRADE WAR Here on the Gulf Coast we have a good reason to be concerned about Trump’s trade war with China. Tariffs will likely slow the development of some projects in development along the Coast. The reality is China is going to be the largest consumer of natural gas in the world very soon. The United States is the largest natural gas producer in the world, much of it coming from Texas. In our state farmers are on edge, already operating under significant tariffs on grain and other products in China. In Texas, tech companies and auto manufactures, which rely on a two way supply chain with Chinese manufactures for parts, are likely to be hit the hardest. It’s a net negative for Texas and our economic growth. Trump frequently claims that the Chinese are paying the tariffs. He boasted, incorrectly, that the federal government is collecting “hundreds of billions of dollars” in tariff revenue. Trump’s tariff comments clashed with those of his national economic council director Larry Kudlow, who acknowledged, in an interview with Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday, that Americans will suffer. The full incidence of the tariff falls strictly on domestic consumers. Rick Helfenbein, CEO of American Apparel and Footwear Association says, “This is a self inflicted wound that will be catastrophic for the nation’s economy.” Ultimately, this is a political decision for the president and not an economic decision. Trump is playing to his base by falsely claiming China is raping the United States and he’s standing up to them. He believes his political benefit will come in the 2020 election. He will claim his Democratic opponent would not stand up to unfair trade practices, only him. There are those who will buy it like they do whatever he says. He may reverse the situation when consumers pressure their legislatures, then he’ll say he won while the consumer was losing. Trump is not concerned with raising taxes on American families. That’s what tariffs are. Millions of jobs are threatened that depend on global value chains. Meanwhile, your senators and congressmen sit on their hands and let Trump play his little political game at the country’s expense.

NEVER TOO OLD TO LEARN OR TEACH Congratulations “Jack” On Friday, May 10, longtime attorney, Orange native, John Cash Smith, “Jack” to his friends, graduated from Sam Houston State University with a Master of Arts degree in history. Jack teaches history at Lamar Orange. He decided he wasn’t too old to get his masters degree. Jack loves American history and has had a longtime interest in learning and teaching the subject. We congratulate our friend on this new accomplishment. More and more elderly people are productive in their latter years. They do it to extend their knowledge and share the knowledge they have gained. They don’t do it for the money. It’s special to them to stay in the mainstream and continue to contribute as long as we can.

A BIG DAY ON THE BAYOU Who can cook the best boiled crawfish? Sign up your business, organization, non-profit or yourself as an individual before Thursday to show off your crawfish boiling skills on Saturday, May 18 at Peggy’s Place aka Peggy’s on the Bayou. The entry fee is free. It will also be free to the public for tasting and voting. Prizes will be awarded to First, Second and Third places. The Chamber of Commerce will be choosing their “Best Overall Pick of Boiled Crawfish.” Silent auctions and raffles benefitting the SETX Marine Corps Toys for Tots campaign will be held. Peggy’s campaign has already raised over $2200 for Toys for Tots. For more information or questions please contact Peggy at 409-988-3918.

TURNING BACK THE HANDS OF TIME 10 Years Ago-2009 You are cordially invited to attend a retirement party for County Judge Carl Thibodeaux’s longtime secretary, Jacque Craft, a 31.5-year employee. The party will be May 29, 2 to 4 p.m. in the commissioners’ courtroom in the administration building. This nice lady was a loyal employee and will be missed.*****Friendly rivals and neighbors, the Orangefield Bobcats and Bridge City Cardinals will meet in Regional baseball playoffs, in a best two out of three games Friday and Saturday if needed. Friday will see an unusual double header. Should the teams split the wins, the final game will be played Saturday.***** Cajun jockey Calvin Borel rides to victory on board filly Rachel Alexandra in the second leg of his personal Triple Crown. The 3-year-old filly is the best in the land. She is the first filly

to win the Preakness stakes in 85 years. Rachel Alexandra shot to the front Saturday and wasn’t seriously challenged until a late close by Mine That Bird, the horse Borel won the Kentucky Derby on. The win by the filly validated Borel’s decisions to leave the Derby winner and stay on the filly that he had won big on as her regular rider. rk and Sharon were in Lubbock attending the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center convocation and commencement ceremonies. Also attending was Kerrie Dunn of Framingham, Mass. Kerrie and Mark are proud parents of new doctor Amber Dunn, a 1999 Bridge City grad. Dr. Dunn will serve her anesthesiology residency at Case Western/University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio. She is Sharon’s stepdaughter and Roy and Phyl’s granddaughter. Also attending the ceremony was Amber’s friend, Dr. Eric Payne, who has accepted a fellowship in Houston to continue his studies in facial plastic surgery on infants and children. The couple will reside 2,000 miles apart. Just one of the prices paid to advance in the medical profession. (Editor’s note: Today Amber is married to a doctor, both practice in Garden City, KS. and have two boys, Luke, 2½ and Liam, 10 months old.)*****Here is an amazing fact. On the eighth day of July, at five minutes and six seconds after 4, the time and date will be 04:05:06 07/08/09. (456789 will never again happen so if it’s your birthday it is really a special day.)*****On June 8, St. Paul Methodist Church of Bridge City is set for its first service at the new church on Roundbunch. The only things missing will be the pews.*****Special birthdays this week. Karen Dunn Gros, a special lady who played a large part in the establishment and success of these Record Newspapers, celebrates on May 20. We wish her a great day.*****Bill Pope, from our Roundbunch office, celebrates this week.*****Also our friend Dr. David Jones. A great guy.*****Happy birthday to two very nice ladies who are married to dentist. Mary Majors, wife of Dr. Joe and Barbara Olson, Dr. David’s wife and sidekick.*****A special wish to our longtime friend June Gregory, one of the county’s beautiful women.*****Birthday wishes to Amanda Uzzle.*****Belated happy birthday to Judge Pat Clark who celebrated May 16. That’s two years in a row I ran a week over on his birthday. No excuse last year but Hurricane Ike took my calendar of birthdays so I’ve been at a disadvantage, plus I’m older and my recall is not too sharp.***** The Bridge City La Quinta will be open next Friday, May 29. They have 61 lovely rooms, a restaurant; and a convention room will be added on the south side before long. A management company will operate the hotel.*****Remember I told you, in this column, that the stock market will have a powerful rally. Soon the recession will be history. Obama’s plan to throw a lot of money at an economy that was left in the tank will be successful. People sure forget Bill Clinton was left with a bad deficit from the first George Bush. People said, “We are leaving a debt our grandchildren will never pay off. He balanced the budget and left a surplus. You hear the same talk today that Obama is creating a debt our grandchildren will inherit. Obama’s plan is not trickle down – everyone will do well and so will the country.

40 Years Ago-1979 VFW Post 8943 and Ladies’ Auxiliary has named new officers. V.J. Marjolet, post commander, Larry D. Wedekin, vice president, Michael F. Armstrong, vice president, Charles Lieby, quartermaster, Henry Crowell, adjutant and Michael Armstrong, service officer. *****Auxiliary president is Jennifer Lieby, Kerstin Jewell, vice president, Sarah Arsement, vice president Dorothy Wedekin, treasurer, Dean Encalode, Chaplin, Edna Vercher, conductress, Helen Marjolet, guard and Betty Beno, trustee. ******Legal secretaries name Carole Romero Secretary of the Year and Wayne Peveto Boss of the Year.*****Grey Hill of West Orange-Stark is state champion and holder of the national record in the 300-meter hurdles.*****Congrats to Becky Hargrave and Scott Harper – named Miss and Mr. BCHS. Receiving honors at Bridge City Junior High are Cheryl Pesson and Paul Simmons named Miss and Mr. Red Raider. (Editor’s note: The junior high mascot was the Red Raider before it was changed to Cardinals.*****B&PW at Bridge City install Sue Pate president, Claudine Hogan vice president, Jessie Hebert vice president, Bettye Lormand secretary, Lennie Rutledge secretary / treasurer and Mary Railey, treasurer. *****In Acapulco this week are Patsy and Harold Fisette, Faye and Rod Fisette and Bobbie Jean and Calvin Stakes. *****Twelve Texas senators called the “Killer Bees” are hiding out. Their disappearing was for the best interest of Texas. This was their only recourse to prevent passage of a bill that would have established a special presidential primary in the state. The cost to tax payers would be $5 million. (Editor’s note: Best I remember, Sen. Carl Parker, one of the “Bees,” hid at his secretary Dora McDonald’s house.”

45 Years Ago-1974 Harmon Chevrolet new car salesmen Joe Williamson, Bob Jones and Homer Flanagan achieved membership in the Chevrolet Legion of Leaders in the car year 1973. (Editor’s note: I can’t believe that was 45 years ago. All of those great guys have died.)*****Orange County sends 14 football players to the World of College Football. Scholarships have been handed out by college recruiters who flocked in from all parts of the country to see the high caliber athletes Orange County had to offer. The West Orange Chiefs led the parade of talent as eight members of their district AAA championship team inked pacts with major colleges, the Bridge City Cardinals followed with four signers, Stark Tigers have two. West Orange’s Roy Williams will head to the University of Southwestern Louisiana, Phillip January, Mississippi College, Larry Spears, Texas State, Ray Pousson, U of Colorado, Randle Teate, U of Houston, Mike Conway, U of Southwestern La, James Long, Tulane and Paul Bingham, McNeese. Bridge City’s Lanston Fall, Lamar, Mark Dunn, UTA, David Smith, Wharton and Steve Trevino, Wharton. Stark signers were Leonard Curtis and Alexander James both going to Ranger Junior College. (Editor’s note: Those guys are all in their 60s today probably with grandchildren.)*****Tommy Gunn, a native of West Orange and former debate coach at West Orange High, has been named outstanding speaker in the Spring Mountain Court Competition at Baylor School of Law. Gunn has maintained a 2.76 grade point average out of a possible 3.0, which also makes him eligible to write for the Baylor Law Review. Tommy graduated valedictorian from West Orange. (Editor’s note: Tommy came home to practice law. The rest is history. His parents Donald and Mary Lou were great folks who were good friends and were extremely proud of Tommy. *****Granny Harper celebrated her birthday at Harper Farm near Mauriceville. Thirty-five gallons of gumbo was served. According to Millie ‘Tallboy’ Harper, Ed Bacon ate a gallon. (Editor’s note: I believe most of the Harpers are gone now but Millie and some of the Harper kids still live at the old place.)

A FEW HAPPENINGS The Orange CVB is getting ready for Shootout on the Sabine this weekend. There will be something for all ages and admission is free for all to see the DSRA run those boats. The event will take place at the City of Orange Boat Ramp on Simmons Drive Sat. May 18 and Sun. May 19. Races run from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day.*****A few friends celebrating in the next few days. Judge Pat Clark, who I’ve known since he was in short pants, will be a year older on May 16. I had been a friend of his dad “Junior” since 1950. He and the old buddy he went off to college with, Sam Frank Lucia, celebrates a birthday on the same day. Sam tells the story of how Pat left him at college to be near the pretty Italian girl in Orange. Happy birthday to those two great guys.*****On May 19, our friends Coach Les and Wanda Johnson celebrate their 64th wedding anniversary. Best wishes for many more healthy years. When it comes to daily workouts Wanda says Les is a slave driver who won’t cut her any slack, plus makes her walk three miles a day. They’re the healthiest 80+ people I know.*****Our friend Veronica “V.J.” Roberts, Wilson’s better half, celebrates on May 18.***** A big day in the life of Phyl and Roy Dunn was on May 20, when their little girl finally came along following two older brothers. Daughter Karen Dunn Gros has been a blessing to them. Ms. Phyl says “Thank God for a daughter.” Happy birthday to one of the most helpful and hard working gals we know.*****On May 21, two attractive ladies, June Gregory and Babette Philpott, celebrate birthdays. Also former Record employee Bill Pope is a year older. Please see birthday list.*****The Wednesday Lunch Bunch will dine at J.B.’s this week and back at Robert’s next week. Everyone is always welcome. No dues just good fellowship. Feel free to bring a friend.***** If you find yourself over near the Vinton area, stop by and visit Lloyd Beniot at the GED Oilfield Diner. He is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11:30 am to 7:30 pm and is located at 816 Goodwin St. in Vinton, Louisiana.  Everybody loves his home cooked food and his specials each day. Look for his ad in this issue and ask him about his Oilfield Sandwich. “It’s good.”***** “Tony the Barber” Marvin “Tony” Gauthier, 89, of Orange, passed away May 11 at his home surrounded by loved ones. Funeral services will be held Wed. May 15, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. Rev. Keith Royal will officiate, with burial to follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be prior to service beginning at 9:30 a.m.

BIRTHDAYS A few folks celebrating birthdays this week. May 15: Deborah Ellender, Daniel Pachar, Heather Brinson, Nancy Chenella and Norman Gaspard celebrate. Also having birthdays on this day are former football players Emmitt Smith, 49 and Ray Lewis, 43.*****May 16: Rae Ann Chapman, Mark Simmons, Samuel Lucia and Clay Sims have birthdays on this day. Joining them are Pop singer Janet Jackson, 52, actors Megan Fox, 32, Pierce Brosnan, 65 and Tori Spelling, 45.*****May 17: Celebrating birthdays today are Pam Hudson, Jinnifer Clark, Nickie Judice and Angelea Breaux. Celebrities joining them are basketball player Tony Parker, 36, dancer Derek Hough, 33 and actress Nikki Reed, 30.*****May 18: Ron Hutchison and Shelley Dugan celebrate. Also a year older are Country singer George Strait, 66, baseball player Reggie Jackson, 70 and actor Zain Imam, 31.*****May 19: Celebrating today are Al Judice, Cheryl Stone, Harry Dodge, Justin Knight, Leon Carter, Mark Watts and Bret Shuford. Joining them are Pop singers Sam Smith, 26 and Grace Jones, 70, and famous football player Archie Manning, 69.*****May 20: John Sims and Stormy Dupuip celebrate today. Celebrating also are Pop singer Cher, 72, race car driver Tony Stewart, 47 and Country singer Jon Pardi, 33.*****May 21: Ricky Land, Hannah Dupuis have birthdays today. Celebrities celebrating are Mr. T, 66 and actors Hutch Dano, 26 and Kevin Quinn, 21. Happy Birthday to all.

CAJUN STORY OF THE WEEK Maude Boudeaux was shopping at Robbie’s Grocery Store and happened upon a grandpa and his bad behaving three-year-old grandson. It was obvious to Ms. Maude that Gramps him, had his hands full wit dat kid screaming for candy and everything else. Ms. Maude watched grandpa working his way around da store saying in a calm voice, “Easy Albert, we won’t be long. Easy boy.” Da kid had anutta outburst and Grandpa him, in a controlled voice says, “It’s OK Albert, jus a couple more minutes and we’ll be outta here, hang in there.” At da checkout da little terror is t’rowing items out of da cart and Gramps, again in a calm voice, is saying, “Albert, Albert, relax buddy, don’t get upset, we’ll be home in five minutes, stay cool Albert.” Maude her was very impressed so she followed the old man to the car where he is putting up his groceries and loading da brat. Maude says, “You know sir, you were amazing in there. I don’t know me how you did it. Dat whole time you kept your composure no matter how loud and disruptive he got. You jus calmly kept saying things would be alright. Albert, him is very luck to have you for his Grandpa.” Gramps said, “Tanks lady, but you see me, I’m Albert, da little brats name is Stevie.”

C’EST TOUT Sajak and White mark 7000 episodes Wheel of Fortune chalks up 7000 episodes as of last Friday. Pat Sajakl and Vanna White have been doing the show for 36 years. Vanna is now 62-years-old, Pat is 72. When “Wheel” began there were only three networks, today, with cable, there are hundreds of choices still “Wheel” logs 10 million viewers daily. The show has earned Sajak a Guinness world record title for the longest career of a game show host for the same show. For Pat and Vanna the fun has lasted decades. As for retirement Pat says he doesn’t have a date in mind. He predicts he and Vanna will leave together. They renewed their contracts through 2020. “Wheel” has become a part of some people’s daily ritual and offers viewers refuge from really dark subject matter found elsewhere on TV.*****Today President Trump was in Hackberry, LA. visiting the LNG liquefaction project. The Louisiana plant went on line Tuesday and began producing liquefied natural gas. Trump of course took credit for the plant that the Obama/Biden Administration started and built, The front end engineering design phase for the project was started in November 2011 and the conditional non-free trade agreement was approval from the US Department of Energy (DOE) in February 2014 before Trump took office.*****I’ve got to go, my time is up, thanks for yours. Take care and God bless.-


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Golden K Kiwanis to meet Golden K Kiwanis meets every Wednesday, 9:45-10:45 a.m., at the Salvation Army Building, 1960 MLK, Orange 77630. On Wednesday, May May 15 Henrietta Gentry of TBM (Texas Baptist Men), a self-standing & faith-based disaster relief group, offers help to all faiths in any disaster through TBM.  Her late parents, Hubert and Joyce Curlee, were members of Golden K Kiwanis, both passing away in 2006. e following week on May 22 Katy Venable, reference librarian and children's librarian, will speak about children's activities to be held during the summer at the City of Orange Public Library. en on May 29 - Linda White of Vinton, LA, will speak on her travels to various castles in Europe, showing some photos with audio visual equipment.

Orange County Parks to host public meetings Orange County Parks will be Hosting two Public Meetings to gather input from the Public on the Orange County Parks Improvement Planning Project. e second of these meetings will be Wednesday May 15th from 5:30pm-6:30pm at e Expo Center at 11475 FM1442 Orange. ese Public Meetings will be facilitated by a Representative from the National Parks Service. Orange County Parks received a grant to be accepted into the Rivers, Trails & Conservation Assistance Program from the National Park Service in June of 2018. is is the first step in the process to create an action plan for restoring and improving Orange County Parks.is effort will be focused on Claiborne West Park,Bluebird Fish Camp,Baileys Fish Camp, and Gould Walking Park.

Entry fee is $200 per team which includes green fee, cart, food, drink, and prizes. Team registration deadline is Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Hole sponsorship is $100 and includes a sponsor page in the Spring Revue Program as well as a golf sign at the tournament. Hole sponsors must be submitted by ursday, April 25, 2019. For additional information, call Cathy Riley at the high school, 409-735-1655.

Scales Memorial Golf Tournament May 25 e Bridge City Chamber will hold the Judge James B. Scales Memorial Golf Tournament on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at Babe Zaharias Golf Course in Port Arthur. Tee time is 8:00 am for this four (4) person scramble. e cost is $240 for a four (4) person team which includes green fees, cart, t-shirt, beverages, food, and door prizes. Mulligans may be purchased for $5 each with a limit of two (2) per player. Hole sponsorships in the form of tee box signs are available for $100 each. All proceeds go to the Bridge City Chamber and Historical Museum formerly the Prairie View Teacherage. For more information or to register, call the chamber at (409) 735- 5671 or Golf Tournament Chairman Jerry Jones at (409) 735-6801. Registration forms can be found on the chamber’s website:

Bridge City Little League Board Election Bridge City Little League will be holding Board elections on June 1st 10 am to 2 pm. ere will be a signup sheet posted for anyone wanting to run for positions, it will be located in the display window on the side of the concession stand starting May 21st.

Benefit for Aaron Keith Romero

SEW N Saturday

A benefit for Aaron Keith Romero aka “Bulldog” will be held on Saturday, May 18th at “Just One More” located at 807 Simmons Drive in Orange. is is for the final expenses incurred by his family and will include a 50/50 drawing, Horseshoe Tourney, food, music, cake walk and auction items throughout the day. ere will be Brisket & Sausage Plates for $10 and Chicken & Boudain Plates for $8. For more info or to make a donation, please call 337-607-9352 or 409-2385711.

During the summer, you are invited to learn how to sew at SEW N Saturday! We will meet June 1, July 6 and August 3 at 9:00 am at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church at 945 W. Roundbunch in Bridge City. ese basic lessons are free, yet we invite you to bring material, a sewing machine (if you are able; there will be a few machines at the church) and a commitment and desire to learn to sew! Everyone from age 10 and up is welcome. Please call the church office at 409-7354573 to claim your spot. Come and join us for a fun time!

Strutters Annual Golf Tournament e Bridge City Strutters Annual Golf Tournament will be held Saturday, May 18, at Babe Zaharias Golf Course in Port Arthur. e tournament is an 18 hole, 4 person scramble.

Kids Club Funtastic Fridays Please join us at Faith United Methodist Church in Orange for our Kid’s Club Fantastic Fridays starting June 7th. Registration fee is $40

and includes t-shirt and lunches for all 4 Fridays. e dates are June 7, June 14, June 21 and June 28 from 8 am to 1 pm and is for ages K-5th grades. Please register at the church at 8608 MLK Dr. in Orange or online at For more information please call the church at 409886-1291 or email at

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..

Seek & Find Resale Store e Seek & Find Resale Shop is open on ursdays from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm, Fridays from 12 noon to 3:00 pm and Saturdays from 7:30 am to 1:00 pm. We are selling all types of  used items clothes, toys, books, household items,etc.  Our proceeds help fund our music programs at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.  Please come and see us at 785 W. Roundbunch Road, next to Happy Donuts.

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

Orange County Beekeeping Group e Orange County Beekeepers Group is a group of local beekeepers interested in spreading information about honeybees and the pollination service they perform. e group also strives to aid and assist fellow beekeepers, any new beekeepers, and the general public. For information or assistance with honeybee removals, please contact Len VanMarion 409-728-0344 or Brian Muldrow 713-377-0356.

Orange Al-Anon meetings Al-Anon can help if someone close to another person has a drinking or addiction problem. AlAnon meets Sundays and Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m., at North Orange Baptist Church, 4775 North 16th Street (Rear), Orange. Call 409-4742171 or 409-988-2311 for more information. Calls are kept confidential.

Bridge City Al-Anon Meetings Al-Anon meetings are held on ursday evenings at 7 p.m. in the Library at St. Henry's Catholic Church Education building, located at 475 W. Roundbunch Road, Bridge City. For more information, please contact Cindy at 409-7499036 or Mike at 409-718-0333.

Service League taps top scholars Service League of Orange announced the following students as 2019 scholarship recipients: Rylee Locke, from Little Cypress-Mauriceville, is planning on obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and then continuing an emphasis in Anesthesiology. She has been All American Cheerleader two years and All District Soccer for three years as well as Student Council Officer for three years. Rylee has volunteered with American Red Cross with Harvey, Harvey Clean-up, Trash Clean Up, United Way with Dueling Pianos, and cheer clinics. She is the recipient of $1,000 scholarship. Geoffrey Hill, from Little Cypress-Mauriceville, is planning on getting a degree in Psychology with Pre-Med. He has made All Region Band three years and State Debate for two years. He has volunteered with Lions Carnival, Shangri La Fall Festival, Art in the Park, and Harvey Cleanup. Geoffrey is the recipient of $1,000 scholarship. Ngoc Nguyen Phan, from Orangefield High School, plans on getting a degree in Mechanical Engineering. She has been a Future Career and

These students received $1,000 scholarship from the Service League of Orange. Pictured L to R: Rylee Locke (LCM), Geoffrey Hill (LCM) and Ngoc Nguyen Phan(OHS). Not pictured: Carissa Slaughter(BCHS) who received a $500 scholarship to LSC-O. RECORD PHOTO: Penny LeLeux Community Leaders of America State Qualifier and The Horatio State Award. She has served as officer in five different organizations. Ngoc has volunteered with Southeast Texas Food Bank, the Lamar Garden, and Harvey Clean-up. She is the recipient of $1,000 scholarship. Carissa Slaughter from Bridge City High School, plans to receive a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, continue to obtain a Master Degree in Nursing and become a Family

G&G Enterprises donated $1,000 to Orangefield Elementary to purchase new library books. This money serves as a match for the Perkerson Foundation Grant that OES Library received earlier in the year. We appreciate G&G Enterprises and their generosity. Pictured are, from left, Assistant Principal Julie Fuller, G&G Enterprises owner Natasha Garrett, Principal Amanda Jenkins, and Librarian and Grant Writer Sunshine Copeland.


Nurse Practitioner. Carissa has been awarded the Miriam Lutcher Stark Foundation Declamation Winner, Volleyball Academic All-State Team, Rotary Youth Leadership Award, Officer in Various Organizations as well as others. She has volunteered with Cause for Paws, Hurricane Relief, Bastrop Fire and Rescue Toy Drive, Operation Prom Dress, Hurricane Harvey Clean-Up. She is the recipient of the Lamar State College Orange $500 Scholarship.

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The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce recently honored Brenda Scales as the Employee of the Month for May 2019. Pictured, from left, are Lucy Fields, Brenda Scales, Eric Andrus, John Scales, Terri Gauthier, Jeannie McDowell, David Rutledge, and Carl Harbert. Krystal Lester, left, senior at Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School, and Kalia Wilson, senior at West Orange-Stark High School, both accept scholarships from the women of AAUW (American Association of University Women) at the non-profit's annual Scholarship Dinner, once again held at Oracle's Southern Charm Restaurant, this year on Monday, May 13. Scholarship Committee Co-Chairs are Carolyn Hillsten and Joan Tharp.

Deaths and Memorials

Benny Peveto, Wichita Falls, 54 On Sunday, May 12, 2019, Benny Peveto, loving husband and father passed away at the age of 54 in Wichita Falls, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, May 17, 2019, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange, Texas. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., ursday, May 16, 2019, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange, Texas. On November 25, 1989, he Married Elizabeth Peveto. ey raised two children together, their son Douglas and their daughter Hannah Born in Orange, Texas, on January 21st, 1965, he was the son of Benny and Doris Peveto. Benny had a friendly nature and never met a stranger. He enjoyed working in his garden, raising chickens, nurturing any animal that called his property home, geneology research, metal detecting, and traveling. He will be dearly missed by his family and all those who came to know and love him. He was preceded in death by his BEnny parents Benny and Doris Peveto. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth, son PEvETO Douglas, daughter Hannah, Brothers Bobby Peveto and Bruce Peveto, sisters Brenda Brown and Becky Hodgkinson, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Marvin “Tony” Gauthier, 89, of Orange, Texas Marvin “Tony” Gauthier, 89, of Orange, Texas, passed away on May 11, 2019, at his home surrounded by loved ones. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City, Texas. Officiating will be Reverend Keith Royal. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange. Visitation will be prior to the service beginning at 9:30 a.m. Born in Cottonport, Louisiana, on March 17, 1930, he was the son of Philo “Pete” C. Gauthier and Mildred M. Alvarado Gauthier. Tony joined the Merchant Marines at 15 years old. He later joined the United States Army where he traveled the world and was stationed in Germany during the Korean War. Tony went on to spend 35 years doing what he loved as a Barber and owner of “Tony’s Barber Shop” in Bridge City. He enjoyed woodworking and even gardening in his younger years. He spent time traveling throughout the MARvin ‘TOny’ United States visiting National Parks. Tony loved his family dearly and will GAUTHiER be missed by all who knew and loved him. He was preceded in death by his parents, Pete and Mildred Gauthier; and his siblings, Floyd Ray Gauthier, Jay Gauthier, Margaret Gauthier, and Molly Burris. He is survived by his loving wife, Ann Lou Matson Gauthier; children, Bruce Gauthier and wife Susan of Bridge City, April Gauthier Porterfield and husband Hal in Bridge City, and Clint Gauthier and wife Stacey of McLewis; Lindsay Harrison and husband Scott, and Clint Gauthier, Jr. and wife Miranda; great-grandchildren, Presleigh, Maison, and Savannah Gauthier; and his brother, Davis Gauthier. Serving as pallbearers will be Bruce Gauthier, Clint Gauthier, Clint Gauthier, Jr., Hal Porterfield, and Scott Harrison.

Chamber honors May Employee Scales e Bridge City Chamber of Commerce announced that Brenda Scales, recently retired Community Development Coordinator for the City of Bridge City, has been named May Employee of the Month.   Brenda accepted her award from Ambassador/Board Member Lucy Fields, at the chamber’s May Networking Coffee hosted by Las Rosas Mexican Restaurant.    Brenda worked at the City of Bridge City for 15 years.  She and her husband John of 46 years have four grandchildren.  During retirement, Brenda

plans to volunteer at local schools, refurbish a family home in McLewis, and take trip to Canada to visit her sister Barbara. Brenda received gifts and gift certificates from the following businesses: Sabine River Ford, Sabine Federal Credit Union, Total Impressions, e Penny Record, Bridge City Dairy Queen, Mary Kelone of Barefoot Souls, Neches Federal Credit Union, Tiger Rock Martial Arts of Bridge City, Best Day Spa, Complete Staffing,, 5Point Credit Union, and Delta Life Fitness Orange County.

Starks Mayhaw Fest set for May 16-18 May 16, 17 & 18 will be the annual Starks, Louisiana Business & Civics Association’s annual Mayhaw Festival. e festival promises to be a very family friendly and exciting weekend event. ere will be carnival rides, from Texas Amusement Rides, food and craft booths, fresh Ponchatoula strawberries and lots and lots of Mayhaw jelly and juice for sale plus 3 free circus shows and a car show on Saturday for all. Pre-sale ride tickets are on sale right now from Chel Pinder at the School, e Dress Like an Angel Dress Shop or any Starks Business & Civics Member. Pre-sale tickets for ursday & Friday

night’s 6-10 are $18 each and Saturday’s 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. $25 ea. ey will be higher at the festival. Anyone purchasing 3 of the presale tickets will have their name go in a drawing for one of two drawings for $100. ursday there will be karaoke starting at 6 to 10 and there will be groups for children, teenagers and adults. e sign-up fee is $5 and there are monetary prizes for winner. Friday will host the official opening at 7 p.m. with the Honor Guard posting the American flag, then we will feature the Bluegrass band from

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Joyce A. Miller, 88, Orange Joyce A. Miller, lifetime resident of Orange County passed away in Cleveland Tennessee on December 17, 2018 at the age of 88. A gathering of Friends and Family is scheduled for Friday May 17, 2019 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange Texas. She was preceded in death by her son Boyce K. (Butch) Stephenson. She is survived by daughters Sheila Perry and husband Tom Perry of Cleveland TN, Brenda McDaniel and husband Steve McDaniel of Kingman AZ, daughter-in-law Connie Stephenson of Orange Tx, 5 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.



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The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce recently held a Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for Ricky’s Crawfish Hole & Southern Cooking in Bridge City on May 14, 2019. Owner Ricky Berry cut the ribbon to commemorate the occasion.

Ricky’s Crawfish Hole celebrates opening e Bridge City Chamber of Commerce was excited to hold a Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for Ricky’s Crawfish Hole & Southern Cooking in Bridge City on May 14, 2019. Owner Ricky Berry cut the ribbon to commemorate the occasion. Ricky’s Crawfish Hole & Southern Cooking is locally

owned and operated by Ricky Berry and family. Ricky’s has all your favorite Cajun dishes like gumbo, etouffee, BBQ crab, crawfish and so much more.  ey also have daily specials like beef tips, pork loin, chicken & dumplings, and fried fish.  You can dine in, call ahead and pick up at their convenient

drive through window, or have it delivered. You can also get your live crawfish at Ricky’s.  ey are taking reservations now for catering graduation parties, weddings, family reunions, and corporate events.  Ricky’s Crawfish Hole is open Tuesday-Saturday from 11 a.m.

to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. until they run out of crawfish. ey are conveniently located at 2675 Texas Avenue across the street from Bridge City High School. For more information or to phone your order in for drive through pick up, call 409313-6726.

Chamber names Tejas Liquor as its featured business e Bridge City Chamber of Commerce announced Tejas Liquor the Business Member of the Month for May 2019.   Manager Fuzzy Dodhiya accepted the award from Ambassador Candace Mulhollan, RE/MAX ONE Agent.  e award presentation took place at the May Networking Coffee hosted by Las Rosas Mexican Restaurant.    Tejas Liquor carries a wide variety of wine, beer and spirits.  ey can supply what you need for special occasions such as weddings receptions, parties, and corporate events.  Discounts are available for

purchases in large quantities. Tejas Liquor is conveniently located at 235 Texas Avenue in Bridge City, across the street from LaQuinta Inn & Suites. ey are open Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, stop by or give them a call at 409-735-2847. Tejas Liquor received an acrylic award sponsored by Sabine River Ford and gifts from Tiger Rock Martial Arts of Bridge City, Sabine Federal Credit Union, 5Point Credit Union, Mary Kelone of Barefoot Souls, Neches Federal Credit Union,, and Best Day Spa.

The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce announced Tejas Liquor the Business Member of the Month for May 2019. Manager Fuzzy Dodhiya accepted the award from Ambassador Candace Mulhollan, RE/MAX ONE Agent. Pictured, from left, are Mulhollan, LoraLeigh Huebner, and Dodhiya.

Kalia Wilson, a graduating senior from West Orange-Stark High School, was honored Monday evening, May 13, with a $1,000 scholarship from AAUW (the American Association of University Women), hosted at the Southern Charm Restaurant in Orange.  Presenting Wilson with her award is Joan Sechler Tharp, AAUW Scholarship Co-Chair.  Serving as the other co-Chair is Carolyn Hillsten.  Wilson was represented by her father and older sister.   Her mother, Minister Greta F. Wilson, passed away only in January 2019.  Kalia participated in the National Honor Society, the "Fillies" Drill Team, and many activities throughout her high school days. She will attend college as soon as she graduates.

Mayhaw Vidor, Sabine River Band, and Calvary Apostolic Church singers starting off and Sounds of Joy will close out the night. Saturday morning will start off with free biscuits and jelly at 8 followed by a grafting demonstration by Johnny Smith from Singer, LA. e annual Mayhaw jelly contest will be held and the introduction of the Queens, free circus show, car & motorcycle show will follow. After lunch there will be an auction and two more free cir-

From Page 6A cus shows. e night’s entertainment will be T-Man Hardy & Cajun Fever with Johnny Briggs followed by Greg Blanchard to close out the night. e winner of the Old Henry “Golden Boy” Rifle will be announced along with all other raffles held at the festival following the singing. Proceeds from the festival are used to furnish Scholarships for two or our graduating seniors and other community activities.

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With local tournaments scheduled for the next three weekends, area anglers are keeping their fingers crossed and one eye on Toledo Bend. Whatever happened to those light afternoon showers that last just long enough to hold down the temperature? Most of the state had already been taking a pounding, but the lightning-laced downpour that raced through the area last week conjured up fears of more flooding for Harvey’s hardest hit victims. It seems that it is all or nothing anymore and the “all” is a little worse each time! Effectively predicting the lake level on Toledo Bend and managing generating schedules that best protect the folks downstream has become a crapshoot at best. e suggestion to simply hold the level 10 feet lower is not a viable option. e lake continued to rise with eleven gates open at the two foot mark early this week and that was upgraded to three feet in order to check the glut of additional water.Just that one additional foot produced another 10,000 cubic feet of water per  hour.    tell folks   You don’t have to that live below the dam what         that means. In last week’s event we received a pretty substantial hit locally as well, but major storms have washed across the state just a little north of us for the past several weeks as well and other impoundments can only hold up so much rainfall. e river is still on the rise and that will once again wreak havoc on salinity levels, but the upcoming river-based tournament is still three weeks away. A lot can happen weather wise between now and then, but we could be in much better shape by early June. Maybe! Ronnie Moon, an angler that has decided that both the angling and maintenance on the north revetment wall go handin-hand will host the 2nd annual revetment wall clean-up tournament this weekend. e initial event was hugely successful and Moon is hoping for an even better turnout this weekend. Moon has definitely figured out how to make cleaning up discarded trash more palatable. e fishing portion of the event will pay a $100 for the largest trout, flounder and redfish and there is no entry fee to participate. Drinks, links and door prizes will also be a part of the 11:30 weigh-in. Fishing will start at 7:00 and every contestant will be issued a clean-up bag, gloves and a free ticket at the S.A.L.T. Club house prior to staking out a productive spot along the wall. All contestants mush fish from the wall. e north and south walls legitimately offer the bank fishermen the best opportunity for catching a big speck, red or trout year round. Chances of success are dependent on wind direction and water clarity, but there is no better place on Sabine Lake for folks without a boat. Shrimp fished under a popping cork get the nod, but artifi-

In spite of his 12-11 record and 3.74 earned run average last season with the Astros, lefty pitcher Dallas Keuchel believes he is more valuable than the offer tthe Houston front office has offered.

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And he’s not just sitting around sipping on brews every day. Far from it, as he keeps his own workout schedule as if he were pitching every five days. He culminates his workout schedule with a 90-pitch gamelike session every five days. Keuchel promises that he won’t follow in the footsteps of Pittsburgh Steelers’ star running back Le’Veon Bell, who held out the entire 2018 season and was finally traded at the end of the season. However, the 2019 edition of the Houston Astros is playing lights-out without Keuchel on the roster. ey just completed a seven-games home stand Sunday in which they won six games, including a four-game sweep of the rival Texas Rangers at Minute   Maid Park.    e first  two batters    inHous-

he’s worth more than what the Astros’ offered FOR THE RECORD him. He’s still An article appeared last week waiting for in the Houston Chronicle stat- an acceptable from ing that former Astros’  south- offer paw pitcher Dallas Keuchel is some major still unsigned for the 2019 league team. But with the season seven Major League Baseball season, despite getting numerous offers weeks old, most franchises are set with their starting rotation from other teams. e 31-year old former ace of and aren’t willing to part with the Astros’ pitching staff de- major bucks for a pitcher who cided at the end of the 2018 sea- hasn’t worked competitively son that he was worth more since last September. Another drawback facing than the one-year, $17.9 million qualifying offer by his former Keuchel is the fact that any team signing him before June 2 team. Keuchel, whose 12-11 record would have to forfeit a draft and 3.74 ERA last season was pick, according to MLB rules. nowhere near the 20-8, 2.48 Keuchel feels confident that   won him  the Cy     terms  he’ll find more acceptable ERA that   in 2015, believes  after thatdate.     Young Award 

ton’s lineup Sunday—George Springer and Alex Bregman— had a combined four home runs, seven runs, eight hits and nine RBIs as the Astros annihilated the Rangers 15-5. e team perhaps could have used Keuchel Sunday because they dipped down into their Class AAA franchise at Round Rock and purchased the contract of former Texas Aggie hurler Corbin Martin, who protected the huge early lead by only allowing two runs and three hits in 5 1/3 innings to post his first major league mound victory. e Astros left for a threegame series at Detroit which began Monday night, boasting a 6 ½-game lead over the LA Angels in the AL West Division. 








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TPWD warns anglers on virus Summer school with a smile from imported bait shrimp CAPT. CHUCK UZZLE OUTDOORS WEEKLY

With many people getting out their rod and reel for summer ďŹ shing trips, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) wants to warn all anglers to only use bait shrimp native to the Gulf of Mexico when ďŹ shing in fresh or salt water. Shrimp is a popular choice to use for bait, but not all shrimp species can safely (or legally) be used. Never use "imported" shrimp as bait. "If people ďŹ shing use imported shrimp as bait, they could introduce a deadly virus known as white-spot syndrome virus to native crustacean (shrimp, crabs and crayďŹ sh) populations. If the virus is introduced via infected shrimp, it could wipe-out the crustaceans and have devastating consequences for the entire ecosystem," said TPWD Coastal Fisheries biologist Robert Adami. While not harmful to humans when eaten, the white-spot syndrome virus can survive the freezing process and therefore does not die when imported shrimp is packaged for shipment to food stores.

"Imported shrimp found at food stores or even in bait shops that is not from the Gulf of Mexico should never be used as bait. is includes shrimp from other countries like ailand or Venezuela or from other states like California," said Adami. Another reason to never use imported shrimp as bait is because it is against the law. Introducing imported shrimp to the aquatic environment is illegal under Texas law, regardless of whether it is alive or dead, whole or in pieces. If you are unsure of the origin of the shrimp you plan to use as bait, do not use it. Federal law requires that imported shrimp be labeled with the country of origin and method of production (wild or farmed). Check the label when purchasing shrimp and look for a label verifying it is Gulf of Mexico shrimp. Labels can sometimes be confusing, so if you are unsure, please ask your provider. For more information on ďŹ shing with bait shrimp, visit

GAME WARDEN FIELD NOTES e following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement reports.

Something Very Fishy Here On April 7, a Delta County game warden received a phone call stating ďŹ ve men were using two cast nets to catch game ďŹ sh at the Cooper Lake Spillway. e suspects’ vehicle was located by a State Parks peace oďŹƒcer at a gas station in Cooper. Upon arrival, the game warden found the suspects to be in possession of 197 game ďŹ sh. Species included hybrid striped bass, white bass, crappie, and catďŹ sh; 29 ďŹ sh were undersized and only one of the ďŹ ve men had a valid ďŹ shing license. e suspects were in possession of two cast nets and three ďŹ shing poles but no hooks or tackle. Charges pending.

An Illegal Net-work Dallas County game wardens were on patrol when they received a phone call about several individuals netting at Rowlett Creek and keeping game ďŹ sh. e wardens arrived at the location and observed from a distance six individuals scaling and catching ďŹ sh illegally with a cast net. e subjects were confronted and admitted to catching all the ďŹ sh with the net. e violators had 48 ďŹ sh in their possession, and of those 10 were undersized catďŹ sh and 8 undersized white bass. As wardens were citing these violators, two more individuals were observed walking out of the woods carrying a bucket containing a net. After questioning, they admitted to catching ďŹ sh using the net and led the wardens to the location where ďŹ sh were hidden in another bucket in the brush. e bucket contained 55 ďŹ sh including 34 undersized white bass and 1 undersized crappie. All subjects were cited and released.

Funny Money Wardens observed an individual ďŹ shing on Richland Chambers Reservoir after dark with no lights on his boat and made contact. e subject was found to have several water safety, ďŹ shing, and narcotics violations, including no lights and no boat registration, no ďŹ shing license, using game ďŹ sh for bait, leaving game ďŹ sh to die, undersized crappie, and possession of methamphetamine, heroin, and marijuana. e subject was arrested and taken to the Navarro County Jail. A few days later, one of the wardens got a call from the Navarro County Sheri ’s OďŹƒce informing them the subject’s wife was just arrested for trying to bond her husband out using $900 in counterfeit bills!

No DeFence On April 19, a Brazoria County game warden received a phone call from a local landowner stating three of his blackbuck antelope had been shot. Two antelope were found dead and another one was wounded. e landowner stated a neighbor saw two men with a .22 rie along his high fence knew where the suspects lived. e suspects turned out to be a teenage boy and his father. After separating the pair, the teenage boy stated his dad had shot all three antelope. e boy also retrieved the .22 rie that was used, and explained they planned on eating the antelope, but the fence was too high for him to cross over and retrieve the carcasses. With the overwhelming evidence building up against the father, he decided to confess. Hunt without landowner consent, no hunting license, and discharging a ďŹ rearm across property lines were ďŹ led. Cases pending.

Cleanup on Aisle 4 On April 15, a Hardin County game warden received a call from the manager of the OďŹƒce Depot store in Beaumont. e manager indicated there was a small hawk ying around inside the store and they couldn’t get it to leave, even though they had the front and back roll-up doors open. e warden enlisted the help of a licensed falconer experienced in handling and trapping birds of prey. After arriving on scene with a hawk trap and some live bait they soon discovered that although the bird resembled a hawk, it was in fact a large nightjar or “nighthawk,â€? which feeds on insects, rendering the trap idea useless. Undeterred, the warden and his falconer friend resorted to using a ladder and a dip net. After what resembled a scene from America’s Funniest Home Videos, they were able to ďŹ nally corral the bird in a back hallway and catch it in the dip net. It was released outside where it ew o unharmed. e store manager was very grateful the bird was removed and would not be setting o the alarm system after closing.

Four Time Loser Game wardens patrolling Lake Amistad made contact with a boat operator exhibiting signs of possible intoxication and after failing seated ďŹ eld sobriety tests the man was arrested for Boating While Intoxicated. e subject was found to have 3 previous DWI convictions. Felony BWI was ďŹ led and the subject was taken to the county jail.


For the majority of our area students school is almost over for the year and the much anticipated free days of summer are now upon us. is time of the year that is tailor made for taking a youngster ďŹ shing. During the school year  everyone is conďŹ ned to schedules that only  allow free time on the weekends, which coincidentally is when everyone else is  free. e crowds are much larger on the weekends and who knows if the ďŹ sh haveÂ ďŹ gured out what Saturday and Sunday mean. It is awfully diďŹƒcult to get the  ďŹ sh biting and your free time to happen at the same time.  With a wide open calendar and a little bit of exibility in schedules, parents  can treat their kids to a great day on the

water during this time of the year. Weather patterns begin to stabilize as the long summer season here in east Texas takes command. Lighter winds mean more comfortable outings as well as plenty more options for places to ďŹ sh. During the spring most ďŹ sherman are conďŹ ned to areas that aren’t whitecapping so a large portion of our local waters tend to be “o limitsâ€? unless you can stand some rough seas.   Several seasonal programs come into play during this time of the year which can really produce some super ďŹ shing. One of the more popular ways to catch ďŹ sh is  to use live bait, either under a cork or ďŹ shed on the bottom. Fishing live bait  on Sabine Lake means mostly throwing shad or mullet because they are much easier  to come by. Most local anglers who throw live bait have become handy with a cast net in order to catch their bait, this can be a great way to get a kid involved. I know I have spent several hours just explaining what  dierent kinds of ďŹ sh or other critters are to children on


my boat during the last couple of years.  Another summer program that will certainly come back into play this year is  chasing schooling ďŹ sh. During the summer months a popular method is chasing ocks of gulls  that feed on brown shrimp which are driven to the surface by schools of  hungry trout and redďŹ sh. is wide open action is just what the doctor ordered when it comes to getting kids interested in the sport of ďŹ shing, lots of ďŹ sh and very little down time. If you happen to get in on some of that crazy action you will understand what I am talking about.  Whatever way you decide to chase ďŹ sh this summer please be sure and take a kid  along, they will always remember the trip. Get some good information and ask questions so your time on the water can be as good as it possibly can. After all catching ďŹ sh is just a small part of the game when you think about it, being with your kids and spending some quality time together is what it’s all about.

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cials and soft plastics can score as well. I would also be quick to give a Gulp tail rigged on a jig head a shot as well. While I am always shocked by the amount of litter that a small portion of anglers continue to leave behind, I was even more pleasantly shocked by how clean the levee was following last year’s event. Even while ďŹ shing it only takes a few minutes to police your area, bag up any trash and bring it back to the S.A.L.T. Clubhouse. With access to potentially productive ďŹ shing holes so limited, it is disappointing that any angler would be so careless as to leave it worse than he or she found it. Saturday’s tournament will aord a great opportunity to make a dierence! e 45th Annual S.A.L.T Club Memorial Day

tournament is also right around the corner and recent changes will make it more ďŹ shermanfriendly than ever before. e biggest changes will be in the o-shore category and more opportunities for contestants to cash a check. You can already pick up entry forms and all of the rules at area dealers and I will cover those changes in next week’s column. e ďŹ rst weekend in June a team tournament beneďŹ ting eleven year-old Logan Shiner will be hosted out of the Orange City Boat Ramp. is will be a team tournament with a $150 entry fee. First place money is $2,000 and there will be not only be food available, but several other things going on as well. You don’t have to ďŹ sh to help Logan out!


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Astro players are near the top of every oensive category in the American League  statistics through Sunday’s action. Springer leads the league in home runs (15), RBI’s (37) and runs scored (35), and is tied with newcomer Michael Brantley, the league’s third-best hitter (.331) with 51 base hits each. e Houston pitchers also fare pretty well in the league with Gerrit Cole leading the major leagues with 86 strikeouts while Jason Verlander’s 61 record and 2.52 ERA both rank third in the AL. Let’s hope Keuchel hooks up with a team as good as Houston if and when he is oered what he thinks he is worth and comes out with a 2019 contract as fat as Le’Veon Bell’s. KWICKIES‌e second major golf tournament of the year—the PGA Championship— begins tomorrow at Bethpage (NY) as Brooks Koepka defends his 2018 title. And while on the subject of PGA Tour events, Sung Kang sunk a 23-foot birdie on the 15th hole to take the lead he never relinquished and went on to win the rain-plagued Byron Nelson by two strokes over

Scott Piercy and Matt Every. It was the ďŹ rst PGA Tour victory for the 31-year-old South Korean. Congrats to Little CypressMauriceville’s talented distance runner Eli Peveto who captured silver medals in both the 1600 and 3200 runs last week at the state track meet. Southeast Texas high school football fans were saddened last weekend by the death of Newton head football coach W.T. Johnston, who led the Eagles to consecutive Class AAA state championships the past two seasons. He was diagnosed with lung disease and had complications after a double-lung transplant in 2015. Only one Orange County baseball team, the OrangeďŹ eld Bobcats, remains in the state tournament. e Bobcats will travel to meet Pollock tomorrow at 6 p.m. and return home to play the second game at OrangeďŹ eld at 3 p.m. Saturday. A third game, if necessary, will follow Game 2. e winner will play the winner between Grandview and Troy. Other area baseball teams playing the best-of-three series this week include Kirbyville vs.

Palacios at Pearland, HardinJeerson vs. Human at Anahuac, Evadale vs. rall at Tomball and PNG vs Nederland. JUST BETWEEN US‌Let’s hope the Army West Point baseball team duplicates last year’s results against Navy and wins the Patriot Conference Championships this weekend at Annapolis. e best-of-three series begins Friday at 6 p.m., continues Saturday at 1 p.m. and Sunday (if necessary) at 1 p.m. My grandson Logan Smith is expected to see action in the series after two strong mound performances last week. He came in for the last two innings to save a 10-7 Army lead but his teammates hosed him out of the save by scoring six runs to win 16-7. Army needed three games to subdue Holy Cross last weekend in the conference semiďŹ nals with Logan entering the game with his team trailing 6-1 and ďŹ nished the ďŹ nal three innings with the Black Knights losing 64. e winner of the ArmyNavy series gets and automatic bid into the NCAA baseball playos next week.


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LC-M High School Choir earns Sweepstakes at Competition


The Little Cypress-Mauriceville Chancel Choir, under the direction of Nikki Hanson, brought home Sweepstakes, from the annual UIL Concert and Sight-Reading Contest. This is a two-part competition, in which the choir performs prepared pieces before three judges, who rate the choir based on their musicality. Each judge gives the performance a rating, with a One, or Superior, being the best they can achieve. Similarly, the sight-reading portion of the contest has three judges with the same rating scale, only in this portion the choir is judged on their ability to look at a piece they have never seen and sing through it accurately. If the group gets a One, or Superior in both of these performances, they receive the Sweepstakes award.

Wellspring Credit Union awards scholarships

Wellspring Credit Union awards two $1000 scholarships each year. The applicants must be a graduating high school senior or enrolled college student with a minimum of a 2.5 G.P.A. Areas of consideration for selection include academic achievement, character and leadership. A committee appointed by the Board of Directors of the Credit Union determine the recipients. This year’s recipients are Carissa Slaughter (LEFT), Kevin Hanks Memorial Scholarship, and Kathy Claro. Congratulations to these outstanding students. Wellspring has locations in Bridge City, Orange, Mauriceville, and Newton.

An AAUW (American Association of University Women) Banquet Committee member, Doris Hudson, center, welcomes Jennifer Hudson Fleming, left, Court Coordinator, and Krispen Walker, right, Asst. District Attorney, 163rd District, Orange County, at the May 13 annual AAUW Scholarship Dinner held at Southern Charm Restaurant in Orange. Walker plans to run for District Judge in Orange County upon District Judge Dennis Powell's retirement.  Fleming is the daughter of Willard Hudson and the stepdaughter of Doris Hudson of Orange.  Walker is a native of Orange and a graduate of both Texas A&M and Texas Tech Universities.


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Daylilies: Summer’s Resilient Beauty

Sheri Bethard Orange County Master Gardeners How many of you remember your grandma’s yard being full of bright yellow daylilies? Well, your grandma’s daylilies have come a long way from then. ere are more than 90,000, yes 90,000 registered cultivars of daylilies with the American Hemerocallis Society. ese flowers can be unique by: Flower form; Hardiness Zone; Fragrance; Bloom Time; Blooms per plant; Brighter colored flower (in any shade but blue); and/or Subtle change in markings on petals. Daylilies can be bought locally from daylily farms or you can purchase them online or mail order catalogue. Once you receive your daylilies, regardless where you purchased them, you should first inspect the roots for dehydration. It is best to soak the roots for at least one hour or longer with a bit of liquid plant food before planting especially if you received them in the mail. e best time to mail order or order online is in late winter so you can plant in the spring and give them a season to grow developing a good root system before blooming. After you have inspected the roots and soaked them, you are ready for planting. Daylilies are grown best in full sun and when planted in small mounds slightly above the ground. Dig a hole as deep as the crown of your daylily (the part where the leaves meet the roots). With the loose soil, add compost to help with aeration and mix well. Add some of the soil/compost mix in the hole and then the daylily with the roots first. Build the mound up to the crown loosely packing the soil. Water enough to keep moist until new growth appears. Growing daylilies are easy. First you need well-drained soil to keep them from rotting. But they still need to have consistently moist soil to help them bloom profusely. Watering them weekly to make sure they receive a couple of inches will help in times when rainfall is scarce. Live-heading your daylilies each evening is another way of helping keep your garden pretty. Since they only bloom for 24 hours, you are clearing

Kiwanis Club makes donation to WOS Elementary

out the way for tomorrow’s flowers and enjoying the fragrance of today’s blooms. Fertilizing daylilies is done twice a year – at” CANDY TIME!” otherwise known as Halloween and Valentines Day. Feed your daylilies a good nitrogen based food such as Milogranite® with a cup full sprinkled on each clump like adding seasonings to food.

Daylily terms FLOWER FORMS Single – ree petals and three sepals Polumerous – More than the normal number of segments in each floral whorl Double – More than one whorl of petals and sepals or peony-like outgrowth Unusual form – Distinctive petal or sepal shapes, affecting the form of the flower in a unique way Spider – Petals much longer than they are wide COLOR MARKINGS Band – A coloring that does not show on the sepals Eye – A coloring that is on both the petals and the sepals, and is darker than the rest of the segments Bicolor – Petals are different and darker color than the sepals Eyezone – Zone of color above the throat Bitone – Petals are a different and darker color than the sepals Halo – An eye that is very narrow or indistinct and shows on both the petals and sepals Blend – Petals and sepals are two or more colors Midrib – e center vein that runs through each petal and sepal, it can be a different color Diamond Dusting – e flower reflects light as if it is sparkling Polychrome – Petals and sepals have intermingling of three or more colors Dotted Dusted – e surface color is unevenly distributed over the background color Self – Petals and sepals are all the same color Edge/picoted – e edges or the flower segments are a different color Tipped – e tips of the flower are a different color Watermark – An eye that is lighter color than everything else on the segment

The Kiwanis Club of Orange recently presented a $500 donation to West Orange – Stark Elementary School. Donated funds purchased books for 71 students in grades kindergarten through five at the WOS Elementary Book Fair. “It is truly an honor to be able to have the means to support a program like this that can provide a little spark to inspire or motivate children. Every fundraising event we sponsor goes to projects like this, making this community better one child at a time,” Kiwanis President Shane Johns said. As a local, non-profit, 501(c)4 organization, the Kiwanis Club of Orange hosts the Annual Orange Christmas Parade and an annual Glow Golf Tournament. Proceeds from the events provide college scholarships to local high school seniors, as well as other youth related projects. The organization welcomes new members. For more information about the Kiwanis Club of Orange, visit @orangetxkiwanis on Facebook. Pictured are Kiwanis Club members Lorraine Shannon, Harry Vine, Shane Johns, and Kristi Charrier, with WOS Elementary Principal Dr. Troy Bethley (center).

LCM Foundation holds 5K Color Fun Run e Little Cypress-Mauriceville Education Foundation, Inc. produced its first 5K Color Fun Run on Saturday, May 11. With the abundance of rain in southeast Texas during the past weeks, Foundation Board members spent a lot of time watching weather forecasts, as well as putting the finishing touches on the run. e official title of the 5K is the Legacy 5K Fun Run/Walk. Legacy comes from the name of the area surrounding the huge bear next to the LCM Administration Building. Legacy park is paved with engraved bricks in honor or memory of those who have a history with Mauriceville CISD, Little Cypress CISD or the Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD schools.

ough this is the first year for the Foundation’s fun run, there were over 200 runners who registered to attend. e two first across the finish line were separated by 1 second. Caden Shaw turned in a time of 19:12.0 and Hunter Fuselier was on his heels at 19:13.0. Trevor Turner followed with 20:23.3. A very fast fifth grader from Little Cypress Intermediate, Bryson Lucas, posted a run of 21:06.7 and the first female across the line was thirteen year-old Annabelle Fisher of Little Cypress Junior High with a time of 23:29.1. Many local businesses, organizations and individuals sponsored or provided assistance to the Foundation. Gold

sponsors were Golden Triangle Emergency Center and Dow. Platinum sponsors included Sabine Federal Credit Union, Horizon Dental, Whataburger, Little Cypress Lions Club, and Liz Hogan: Allstate Insurance. e LCM Education Foundation Board is comprised of alumni, parents, business and community representatives and others who have an interest in helping provide the best educational opportunities possible for the children in LCM schools. Since 2004, the Foundation has provided over $225,000 through its competitive “Grants to Educators” program.

e Foundation is most grateful for all of the volunteers, students and adults who invested their time into making this event a success. Board members include: Julie Barton – President, Sylvia Bland, Dale Carlton, Brad Childs, Amberly Craft, Paul Dickerson, Mallorie Frey-Henning, Kathy Hodge, Chad Kemp, Denisha Keszeg, Melissa Loupe, Amy McIlwain, Stacey Nichols – Vice-President, Tiffany Richards – Treasurer and Phillip Saperstein. Ex officio members are Stacey Brister, Sherry Combs, and EF Coordinator Jamia Harris.

Fifth-grader Grace Wimberly and sixth-grader Dalton Hogan, students at St. Mary Catholic School in Orange recently received congratulatory certificates from Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush and Texas Senator Robert L. Nichols in recognition of their winning entries in the state wide 2019 Treasures of the Texas Coast Children’s Art Contest. Though this is the first year for the Foundation’s fun run, there were over 200 runners who registered to attend. The two first across the finish line were separated by 1 second. Caden Shaw turned in a time of 19:12.0 and Hunter Fuselier was on his heels at 19:13.0.

Annabelle Fisher, fastest female

Bryson Lucas youngest frontrunner

St. Mary students win in Treasures of Texas Coast Children's Art Awards Fifth-grader Grace Wimberly and sixth-grader Dalton Hogan, students at St. Mary Catholic School in Orange recently received congratulatory certificates from Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush and Texas Senator Robert L. Nichols in recognition of their winning entries in the state wide 2019 Treasures of the Texas Coast Children’s Art Contest. Grand prize winner Wimberley will receive two round-trip coach-class tickets from United Airlines to any United destination in the 48 contiguous United States, Alaska, Canada, Mexico, and Central America, one 7-night Caribbean cruise from Royal Caribbean International departing out of Galve-


ston, Miami, Tampa, Ft. Lauderdale, Port Canaveral or Puerto Rico, and a class party at Schlitterbahn Waterpark in New Braunfels. Dalton Hogan was one of the 39 runner’s up and will receive a ticket to the USS Lexington in Corpus Christi, a ticket to the Texas State Aquarium, two tickets to the Houston Zoo, two all day passes to Schlitterbahn Waterpark in New Braunfels, prizes and a certificate of recognition from the Texas General Land Office and a calendar displaying the winning artwork. eir teacher, Cindy Claybar will also receive two round-trip coach-class tickets from United Airlines, and one 7-night Caribbean cruise courtesy of Royal Caribbean International

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Peggy’s Crawfish Boil Contest Who’s got the best crawďŹ sh? We wanna see who can boil the best crawďŹ sh, sign up as soon possible to show o your crawďŹ sh boiling skills this Saturday, May 18th at Peggy’s Place aka Peggy’s on the Bayou. You can sign up your business, organization, non-proďŹ t or as an individual to enter the cook o, the entry fee is free. e public is invited to come taste and vote on the best tasting crawďŹ sh. It will be free for the public to taste and vote. Prizes will be awarded to First, Second and ird places from the public and we have also invited the Chamber of Commerce to choose their Best Overall Pick of boiled crawďŹ sh. We will also recognize categories such as most unique items boiled and the Winner of the Chamber’s vote will receive a Customized Champion Apron. In addition to some great opportunities to taste dierent styles of boiled crawďŹ sh, we will have silent auctions and raes beneďŹ tting the SETX Marine Corps Toys for Tots. Peggy and her campaign for this year has already raised over $2200.00 this year. She has asked if you are a business owner or an individual whom would like to donate gift cards, prizes or items crafted by yourself, please contact her or drop o this week before the event. CrawďŹ sh Boil rules and guidelines for the event. e entry fee is waived at this time. Your team must boil a minimum of 1 bag of crawďŹ sh, with your own â€œďŹ xingsâ€? and ingredients and bring your own ice chest, serving table and pop up for shade. We ask that you you serve 3 to 5 crawďŹ sh to each person that hands you a ticket. Peggy’s will furnish the serving trays and napkins. We

EASY SCRATCH-MADE CORNBREAD What do you do when you have no corn bread mix? Well, you make it the old-fashioned way, from scratch.  You know what?  It was just as easy as the mix, I promise.  The recipe comes from the back of the 24oz Quaker yellow corn meal round canister, enriched and exterminated, as container says.

Equipment needed: 8 or 9 inch square pan, greased Measuring cup Measuring spoons Medium mixing bowl Small mixing bowl Fork for beating egg Large spoon for stirring batter Knife for spreading butter Tooth picks

Ingredients:   1 1/4 c. all-purpose flour 3/4 c. Quaker's yellow corn meal 1/4 c. sugar 2 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. salt (optional) 1 c. milk 1/4 c. vegetable oil 2 egg whites or 1 egg beaten Butter to put on cooked bread

Directions: Heat oven to 400 degrees. Grease an 8 or 9 inch pan. Combine dry ingredients with

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large spoon in medium bowl. Stir in milk, oil, and egg from small mixing bowl, mixing with large spoon until dry ingredients are moistened. Pour batter into prepared pan.  Bake 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned.

Tooth pick should be inserted into center of corn bread, coming out clean. Immediately spread butter all over top of corn bread.  Serve warm. Makes 9-12 pieces, depending on what size is cut.

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15  x  9  baking  pan,  such  as  a cookie sheet, with a rim Parchment paper or non stick foil (Shirley, Diane, and Anne Payne use parchment foil) Small saucepan 2  dinner  knives  or  a  spatula (Knives  preferred  by  Shirley, Anne, and Diane) Large spoon

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Place crackers on baking sheet with parchment paper, generously covered with almonds. In small saucepan, place butter and sugar, boiling for 2 minutes. Add vanilla, then pour or spoon over crackers and almonds.  Bake 10-12 minutes at 325 degrees.  Immediately move to baking rack to cool.  Shirley, Anne, and Diane pick them up with two dinner knives since a spatula sometimes results in a few broken crackers.  ere are variations on this recipe online under Town House almond crackers.  


Almond Crackers, a delicious recipe from Shirley Marshall, probably originated in her native Georgia, but she and husband Dr. Don Marshall have lived in Orange many, many years. Don is a retired Dupont chemist, but currently serves as a Chemistry adjunct instructor at Lamar State College-Orange (LSC-O).  Everywhere Shirley, a retired educator, carries these crackers, she has none left because these little rascals are so good!  Please give them a try. ey are so easy to make.  My sweet friend, Diane Grooters of Orange, another retired educator, has made them at least 7 times since the fall.

will give each attendee tickets to get 1 sample serving of crawďŹ sh from each contestant beginning at 11 am, so please set up and start cooking early. Our main item we are raing is 2 sacks of live crawďŹ sh, a gift card to Market Basket and an awesome CrawďŹ sh Boiler for a donation of $5.00 each rae ticket. Peggy’s Place will be holding a Texas Hold-Em Tournament starting at 3 pm with a $100.00 buyin. 25% of the buy-in total will go to the SETX Marine Corps Toys for Tots campaign. Call and reserve your seat as soon as possible. For more information or questions, please contact Peggy at 409-988-3918.

Ingredients: Box  of  Town  House  or  Keebler crackers 2 sticks butter 1 large pkg sliced almonds 3/4 cup sugar 1 tsp vanilla


Orange County is moving to holding all delinquent tax foreclosure sales online. No more live auctions will be taking place. Including the County’s upcoming tax sale scheduled for June 4, all tax foreclosure sales will now be online. “We are very excited to offer potential bidders this convenient and efficient new method of bidding on property at our tax sales� explained Karen Fisher, Orange County Tax Assessor Collector. According to Ms. Fisher bidders can go online, register and bid on these properties from their home computer, laptop or any hand held device that can access the internet. “The great thing is, people can access this information 24 hours a day at their leisure and the site has numerous research tools to help bidders investigate the property they are interested in.� Additionally, Ms. Fisher says

https://orange.texas. sheri that moving to the online format will save time, money and allow more people to get involved in the process. The service is being provided at no charge to Orange County by the Linebarger Law Firm who provide delinquent tax collection services to the County. The online auction site can be accessed at: The actual online tax sale auction will still take place on the first Tuesday of the month however listings for the upcoming June 4 sale are already on the website and available for viewing and research. Ms. Fisher encourages interested individuals to check out the website and see what properties are available. “Interested

bidders can currently go on the site, see what is available, do their research and even put a ‘proxy’ bid on the property right now. It really is a great tool and we are excited about bringing this innovative opportunity to Orange County.� If bidders have questions regarding the use of the online auction site they should direct those to: or to speak with a customer service assistant call (877) 361-7325. As always, payment of local property taxes can be made to the Orange County Tax Office in Orange at 123 S. 6th Street or in Vidor at 155 Wilson, online at HYPERLINK or by mail at P.O. Box 1568, Orange 77631-1568.


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You Are Not Special, But You Are His Scotty Smith Pastor Franklin, Tennessee As I recently prepared to celebrate my 51st Easter, it occurred to me that one of the most important journeys I have taken during my life in Christ has been to close the distance between a John 3:16 spirituality and a Galatians 2:20 spirituality. Most of us are familiar with these two passages: For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16) The life I now live . . . I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. (Galatians 2:20) It is a great thing to confidently affirm one’s secure place in the big world upon which God has set his great love for us in Jesus — to gladly be among that vast number of whoevers who believe in Jesus. But it is quite another thing to be able to say with both certainty and astonishment, “The Son of God loved me and gave himself for me.” I was a general affirmer of God’s love long before I was a specific delighter in it. No Longer Nameless When it comes to the grandeur of the gospel, every analogy falls short, but here’s one born from my own experience. I have always loved the music of Paul McCartney, one of the four members of the legendary band the Beatles. As a gift, a friend took me several years ago to see Sir Paul at a sold-out concert in Atlanta, and our seats were dead center, ten rows from the stage. I felt quite honored just to be among the 21,000 screaming fans. But a few months later, one of our church members was on the Fox News broadcast team for the Super Bowl, and Paul McCartney just happened to be the halftime entertainment for the game that year. Watching him perform that day brought back rich memories of having seen my favorite Beatle perform live. The next Sunday, my TVpersonality friend showed up at church with a brown paper bag. With a hard-to-hide grin on his face, he lifted a framed picture of Paul McCartney with this hand-written inscription in bold, big letters: “To Scotty,

Cheers, Sir Paul McCartney.” To say I was blown away would be an understatement for the ages. I was no longer just a nameless guy in a huge coliseum. I had a personal inscription from Paul McCartney to me — a picture I still treasure. Here’s where the analogy falls gloriously apart. Though I have never met Paul McCartney, I have met Jesus. God was pleased to reveal Jesus to me (Galatians 1:16). God has written my name in heaven — much better than any autograph I have (Luke 10:20). And now God knows me (Galatians 4:9), which is way more profound than the fact that I know him. All these personal pronouns matter, including the first-person pronouns I, me, and my. Characters in God’s Story This isn’t to privatize our faith, but to prize it — not to individualize Christianity, but to understand the deeply personal dimensions of the gospel. We are to grow into a heart-inflaming, knee-buckling, worship-fueling realization that God loves each of his daughters and sons, and not just the whole collective entity of his every-nation, redeemed family. And ramping that up a big notch, we are to see and savor that God loves me (and you) to the same degree and with the same delight that he loves Jesus (John 17:23). That’s not a gamechanger; it’s an everythingchanger. The resurrection day visitations of Jesus underscore the to-be-cherished reality of individual relationship with Jesus. MARY AT THE TOMB Mary Magdalene was the first post-resurrection evangelist — first to the empty tomb and first to declare Jesus’s triumph over the grave to the disciples. Though we have precious few details about Mary’s healing and the nature of her “seven demons” (Luke 8:1–3), we know her name and part of her story. Mary was a person, not a metaphor. She became a committed follower of Jesus because Jesus poured forth great mercy, grace, and love upon her. Some of us also have stories of tremendous brokenness, bondage, and illness. We too have individual names, and Je-

200 W. Roundbunch 735-3581

Sunday schedule: Bible study 9:15 a.m., Sunday worship: 10:30 a.m., Adult, Youth, Children Discipleship Classes, Sun. 5:30 p.m. Wednesday Schedule 6:30 p.m. Prayer Meeting Youth & Children’s Activities Interim Pastor: Keith Royal

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH ORANGEFIELD 9788 F.M. 105 Orangefield 409.735.3113

Sun: Bible Study 9:15 a.m., Worship Service 10:30 a.m., Evening Worship 6:30 p.m. Wednesday evening serviceS: Youth and Children 6:30 p.m., Praise and Prayer 6:30 p.m., Choir practice 7:30 p.m. Pastor Cody Hogden Email: / Website:

Colony Baptist Church 13353 FM 1130 • Orange PASTOR SAM ROE Music Director: Tim McCarver Sunday School: 9:30 am Sunday Service: 10:30 am / Sunday Evening: 6 pm Wednesday Bible Study: 6 pm

sus has come to set us free. We’re not mere categories; we are characters in God’s great story of redemption. For God so loved the world, he gave Jesus. For God so loved you, he gave Jesus — to you and for you. You’re not a type or project, or a set of letters or numbers from a personality test. PETER BY THE SEA And then there’s Peter, who was outrun by fellow apostle John to Jesus’s tomb (John 20:3–4). Even though Peter was slow of foot, we should appreciate his desire to get to Jesus as soon as possible. His was a story of failure, pride, and denial — just like many of us. But Jesus’s story is one of welcome and restoration — a kindness Peter had already experienced many times in the previous three years. Before long, Peter would hear his name firmly and tenderly spoken by the resurrected Jesus: “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” The dialogue was far more healing and freeing than it was painful (John 21:15–19). We cannot run to Jesus without discovering that it is Jesus who is always running first and fastest to us — to you and me. Jesus is the answer for all our guilt and shame too. CLEOPAS ON THE ROAD Late in the afternoon of Easter Sunday, we meet Cleopas — one of two forlorn friends walking on the road to Emmaus (Luke 24:13–35). They had hoped Jesus was the promised Messiah. But now, they assumed, Jesus lay as a lifeless corpse — a victim of treachery and murder. But their stone-cold hope segued into burning hearts when Jesus revealed himself to them and gave them the Bible study we all wish were recorded. “Beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning him-

self ” (Luke 24:27 NIV). What love and care, engagement and personal hope, Jesus gave these two men — just two men from a covenant family as numerous as stars, sand, and dust, but men with names and stories, just like me and you. Jesus continues to reveal himself, by the word and Spirit, to each of his beloved disciples. In fact, our position in the history of redemption is even more to be desired than what Cleopas and his friend enjoyed. For we have the completion of God’s revelation, the Old and New Testaments, which both attest to the glory and grace of Jesus and our glorious salvation in him. We are that known, loved, and pursued by Jesus. Not Special, But His The whole gospel is for the whole family of God, a family which is being gathered from every race, tribe, tongue, and nation. But take a few moments to marinate in the love our Father has lavished on you in Jesus. This isn’t a selfish act. It’s an act of wonder, love, and praise. Because Jesus lived a life of perfect obedience for you, as your substitute; and died in your place upon the cross, exhausting God’s judgment against your sin; and was raised from the dead for your justification, God loves you just as much as he loves Jesus. God cannot love you more, and he will never love you less. God doesn’t love you to the degree you are like Christ, but to the degree you are in Christ, which is one hundred percent. God has hidden your life safely and completely in Jesus. Your Father has begun a good work in you that he will most definitely complete. All of this doesn’t make you special, but it certainly makes you his. Scotty Smith (@ScottyWardSmith) is the founding pastor of Christ Community Church in Franklin, Tennessee.

First United Methodist Church Orange 502 Sixth Street 886-7466 9:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship in the Family Life Center 11:00 a.m. Service - Traditional Worship in the Sanctuary Sunday School For All Ages 10:00 a.m.

Pastor: Rev. John Warren Director of Music and Fine Arts: Doug Rogers


Church of God in Christ 2800 Bob Hall Road • Orange • 886-4366 Pastor: Ernest B Lindsey

Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Worship 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Wed. Bible Study - 6 p.m. Worship 7:30 p.m. VIM Youth 6 p.m.

Intercessory Prayer Daily 9:00 a.m.

Faith United Methodist Church

8608 MLK• Orange • 886-1291 Pastor: Keith Tilley Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m. Nursery Provided. (


2537 FM 1078 • Orange • 883-8835 Sunday School 9:45 - 10:45 a.m. Sunday Services: 10:50 a.m. - 12 p.m.

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Triangle Baptist Church 6446 Garrison at Hwy. 408 Orangefield “Come Worship With Us” 409-735-2661 Pastor: Bobby Oliver 409-659-5027 Sunday School 10 a.m. Worship Service 11 a.m. Sunday Evening Service 6 p.m. Wednesday Service 7 p.m. We are a KJV independent Baptist Church

Winfree Baptist Church 19525 Hwy 62 S • 409-735-7181 Bill Collier, Pastor Sunday School for all ages 9:15 am Morning Worship 10:30 am Evening Worship 6:00 pm Wednesday Evening Service & Mission Activities for Children 6:00 pm

St. Paul United Methodist Church

1155 W. Roundbunch • Bridge City • 409.735.5546 Sunday Morning Worship Experience: 8:30 a.m., Sunday school 9:30 a.m., Sunday worship 10:45 a.m. (Nursery provided). For middle and senior high youth 3:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. Taize’ service for children 6:30 p.m. “Kids For Christ” Wednesday 6 p.m.-7 p.m. For information on pre-school enrollment 409-735-5546


945 W. Roundbunch • Bridge City • 409-735-4573 Worship Services: Tradition 9 a.m., Sunday School 10:15 a.m., Contemporary Service 11 a.m., Tuesday Bible Study 10 a.m., Wednesday ‘Compassionate Friends’ 10 a.m., Thursday Bible Study 10:00 a.m. Pastor Paul Zoch 409-988-3003 - Our church family invites you to join us. We are a friendly, caring church of the future.

Orange First Church of the Nazarene 3810 MLK Drive, Orange

Lead Pastor Rev. Brad McKenzie Worship Director: Alyssa Click Co-Youth Pastors: Kenneth and Andrea Lauver Children’s Pastor Rebekah Spell. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Worship Service 10:45 a.m. / Wednesday Service 7 p.m. or find us on Facebook

First Christian Church Disciples of Christ 611 N. 9th St. • Orange

Sunday School 9 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship 10:00 a.m. Wednesday Night Supper 4:45 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study 5:30 p.m.

TRINITY BAPTIST CHURCH ORANGE 1819 16th Street • Orange • 886-1333

We Welcome You To Join Us. Sunday Morning Worship 11 a.m. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Nursury Provided

MACARTHUR HEIGHTS BAPTISH CHURCH 3600 Nightingale • Orange • 409-883-4834 Sunday School: 9:45-10:30 am Sunday Worship - 10:45 am Sunday Disciple Training- 6 pm Tuesday Morning Men’s Coffee 9:30 am Wednesday Night Service 7:00 pm


673 FM 1078 • Orange • 409-718-0269 Sunday Services: 10:30 AM

Bible Studies for Men and Women • Monday 6 p.m. Co-Ed Bible Study • Sunday 9:15 a.m. Ladies Bible Study • Tuesday 10:00 a.m. Bible Studies & Youth Activities • Wed. 6:30 p.m.

West Orange Christian Church 900 Lansing Street • West Orange • 409-670-2701

Sunday school 9:30 a.m. / Sunday Worship 10:45 a.m. Bible Study Sunday and Wednesday at 6 p.m. Pastor: Dr. Dusty Garison

“Our church family welcomes you!”


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Community Classifieds Your ads published in both newspapers, the County Record and the Penny Record plus on our web site APPLIANCES HARRY’S APPLIANCES - Used appliances starting at $99.95, 302 10th. St. (10th. & main) Orange, We also buy used appliances, Call or come by 409-886-4111.

HOUSE FOR SALE Home for Sale on Irving Street in West Orange. Asking $179,000, 2,900 SQ FT. 6 acres. 3 bedrooms 2 baths, hardwood floor, large sun room. Contact 9am-5pmMonday-Friday at 409-883-3340 or 409-988-3950

FOR RENT Home For Rent at 230 Meadow in Bridge City. 3 Bedroom, 2 bath, CA/ Heat, stove & fridge furnished. $1100 per month w/ $600 deposit. Please call 409-670-6255 For Rent: 327 Paula in Bridge City. 2 Bedroom, 1 1/2 bath, CA/Heat, Stove & fridge furnished. $995 month w/ $650 deposit. 409-670-6255 Home For Rent at 302 Linda St. in Bridge City. 3 Bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage, CA/Heat, stove & fridge furnished. $1000 per month w/ $650 deposit. Please call 409-670-6255 For Rent: Avail. June 1, 3 BR, 2 full bath Mobile Home in Bridge City at Shady Estates Mobile Home Park. CA/H, very nice. Must pass background check. $850 month inludes water, garbage & lawn care. NO pets. 409-330-0933 RV SPACE FOR RENT

High & Dry RV Space on private property for rent. $350/30 amp or $400/ 50 amp trailer off Highway 87 in LCMISD. Price inc. water/sewer & electricity. Please call 409-779-1492, leave a message will call back.

GARAGE SALE Garage Sale this Fri. 5/17 & Sat. 5/18 from 8 am to 4 pm in Greenway Park 1, 4019 N. Eddie St., Orange 77632. Furniture, home decor, canning jars, clothes, junk, video casettes, children’s books & misc. Garage Sale this Fri. 5/17 & Sat. 5/18 from 9 am to 2 pm at 2814 South Ave. in West Orange. Huge Yard Sale. Too much to list. Garage Sale at 300 Farm Dr., by BCHS on Sat. 5/18 . Rain or Shine, king bed, bed, couches, cribs, file cabinet, lg clothing, lounger, misc. Garage Sale on Sat. 5/18 from 8 am to 1 pm at 2762 Briggs Dr. in Victory Gardens, turn by Gulf Credit Union. Misc. household items, small fridge. Everything must go. Garage Sale at 3657 First Ave. in Orangefield on Sat. 5/18 from 8 am to 2 pm. Glassware, clothing of all sizes, car seats, shower chair, small kitchen appliances, lampsm filing cabinets, Harley extra parts, car repair manuals, etc. and lots more.

HELP WANTED Home Instead Senior Care, 12 hr night shifts avialable. Needing a mature caregiver in the Orange area. Apply today at



Old Fashion BARN Sale Fri. 5.17 & Sat. 5/18

8 am to 4 pm A BARN full of treasures, armoire, sideboard, entry peice, antique dressers, settee, chests, tables, accent chairs, DIY pieces, old shutters, twin shleigh bed, new vanity, golf clubs (ladies & mens), dishes, glassware, pots/pans, linens, dolls, opera seats, cotton scales, cowboy hats, men/ ladies clothes, plants, plants & MORE plants. Staghorn ferns, daylillies, and many more. Something for everyone. 9570 Old Hwy 87 Look for Blk/W signs on N. 87 to Paper Mill, turn R at IP Way entrance, follow IP Way, Turn L & cross bridge, 9th house on right. No Presales

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Two (2) temp positions; approx 8 months; Job to begin on 7/10/19 through 3/6/20; Duties: planting of sugar cane by hand; to operate farm equipment in sugar cane fields during the harvesting season; operation and performing minor repairs and maintenance of farm vehicles and equipment; to assist with the cleaning of the fields after harvesting and the preparation of the fields for the upcoming season. Must be able to work in hot humid weather, bending and stooping to reach ground level crop and able to stand on feet for a long period of time. Once hired, workers may be required to take random drug test at no cost to worker. Testing positive or failure to comply may result in immediate termination. 3 month experience in job offered required. $11.33 per hour; 35 hrs; 7am-3pm; OT varies, not guaranteed. All work tools provided. Housing and transportation provided to workers who cannot reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of the work day; Transportation and subsistence expenses to the worksite will be provided by the employer upon completion of 50% of the work contract, or earlier, if appropriate; ¾ hours guaranteed in a work day during contract.. Employment offered by Duplantis Farms, Inc. located in St. Martinville, LA. Qualified applicants may call employer for an interview at (337) 394-7416. Applicants may apply for this position at their nearest SWA office located at 313 N. Main St., Rockdale, TX 76567 and reference LA job order number 878956.

Thirty (30) temp positions; 2 months; job to begin 7/1)2/19 through 9/12/19; To plant cane by hand; to clean ditches with shovel; to pull grass in the sugar cane fields during the planting season. To operate tractors in the fields during the planting of the sugar cane crop. To perform minor repair and maintenance on farm equipment. General farm work. Able to work in hot, humid weather, bending and stooping to reach ground level crops and able to stand on feet for long periods of time. Once hired, workers may be required to take a random drug test at no cost to worker. Testing positive or failure to comply may result in immediate termination. $11.33 per hr; 40 hrs a week; monfri; 7am-2pm; OT may vary but not guaranteed; 3 months experience in job offered required. All work tools provided. Housing and transportation provided to workers who cannot reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of the work day; Transportation and subsistence expenses to the worksite will be provided by the employer upon completion of 50% of the work contract, or earlier, if appropriate; ¾ hours guaranteed in a work day during contract. Employment offered by Circle A Farm, Inc. located in Lafayette, LA and Stacey Albert Farms, L.L.C. located in Youngsville, LA. And Southern Acres, LLC located in Maurice, LA. Worksite located in Maurice and Youngsville, LA. Qualified applicants should call employer for interview at (337) 278-1563. Applicants may apply for this position at their nearest SWA office located at 313 N. Main St., Rockdale, TX 76567 and reference LA job order 878944.

REGINALD ALLEN OSBORNE, Deceased Cause No. P18452 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 MAY 2, 2019, requesting that the Court determine who are the heirs and only heirs of Reginald Allen Osborne, 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 May 2, 2019. County Clerk, Orange County, Texas


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NOTICE TO CREDITORS Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of TAE HOON KIM, Deceased, were issued on April 26, 2019, in Cause No. P18373, pending in the County Court at Law of Orange County, Texas, to: Chunghee Lee Kim. 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:

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Notice is hereby given that original Letters of Testimentary for the Estate of HERMAN FLETCHER WALTON, Deceased, were issued on the May 10, 2019, in Cause No. P18400, pending in the County Court at Law of Orange County, Texas, to: Bobbi Diane (Hull) Hinote. 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.

Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of PAUL WAYLON CHISUM, Deceased, were issued on May 13, 2019, in Cause No. P18448, pending in the County Court at Law of Orange County, Texas, to: Ramona Lee Chisum. 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.

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