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Week of Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Tax payments deliver boost for Orange County Dave Rogers

For The Record

Tax Assessor-Collector Karen Fisher was the bearer of some really good news Tuesday afternoon at the weekly meeting of the Orange County Commissioners’ Court. Like $18.7 million worth. That’s the share of 2017 property tax collected through the end of January that stays with the county government in Orange after the other two dozen odd taxing entities – for example, cities, schools and navigation districts – take their cuts. Fisher’s office of 19 employees collects taxes for all the county’s taxing entities. In all, it took in $75.9 million dollars

in property taxes in the first month of the year. That’s a total collection rate of 86 percent, a huge increase from last year at this time, when the collection rate was 61 percent. “My girls have rocked. I’m just so proud,” Fisher said. “Everyone has worked diligently to make sure all the new car titles were issued promptly, posting the tax payments.” Because of Hurricane Harvey, automobile registrations in the county have skyrocketed. And while the record floods from the storm took a big bite on everyone’s pocketbooks, taxpayers had an extra incentive to pay on time this year –

it’s a requirement in order to receive a federal loan from the Small Business Administration. Commissioners joked that Auditor Pennee Schmitt should not have a cash-flow concern such as that she men-

tioned last week that resulted in County Engineer Clark Slacum having to delay nearly a half-million dollars of heavy equipment purchases. Even with Fisher’s money, Slacum purchase of six trucks and equipment was delayed

again. This came after he was directed by commissioners to put the trucks up for bid in order to give local dealers a chance for a sale. In addition to the property tax receipts, County Treasurer

Christy Khoury reported that the state had sent the county $522,000 in sales tax for the month of December, 2017. Commissioners OK’d an outflow of $140,000 to pay bills.

Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone

Judge candidates top donations, spending Dave Rogers

For The Record

Political newcomer Dean Crooks’ campaign continues as the big spender while his opponent in the March 6 Republican Primary, County Judge Stephen Brint Carlton, picked up the most donor dollars in the latest reporting period. Carlton scored a total of $6,000 in monetary and inkind contributions in the period between Jan. 1 and Jan. 25 – including a couple of $2,500 contributions from Bridge City attorney Jay Tantzen and Orange native Colin Garrett, owner of Beaumont’s G&G Enterprises Construction -- according to filings with the County Elections Administration Office. Precinct 2 Commissioner Barry Burton also picked up a $2,500 contribution from the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 450 to help in his race against challenger Theresa Beauchamp. Meanwhile, Crooks, a retired Beaumont police lieutenant, has reported spending $13,400 so far in his pursuit of the $105,000 per year job as the county’s top official. He listed $8,500 in campaign spending in the Jan 1-25 report. Crooks has spent nearly $12,000 on advertising, such as newspapers, yard signs and billboards. Unlike Carlton and Burton, Crooks has yet to land a big donor. So far, he’s listed only two contributions, each for $100. He reported a $5,000 personal loan on his January report. “I’m accepting donations, but I’m not pushing for them,” Crooks said. “I’m running a grassroots kind of campaign. I actually enjoy the fact I’m financing the campaign on my own.”



Carlton listed just $90 in expenses in his Jan. 25 filing. In his earlier report, he listed a $1,000 carryover from his 2014 campaign and a $854 personal loan. He added a $73 personal loan in January. The county judge’s reports show he’s received $6,000 in contributions and spent just $944 in his re-election bid, as of Jan. 25. The Carlton yard signs that have been up for weeks are leftovers from his 2014 campaign, the judge said Monday. He added that new “Re-Elect Carlton” signs were purchased after Jan. 25 and will be up soon. Burton filed an amended 2017 report, showing he spent $1,750 prior to Jan. 1, including nearly $900 for advertising. Overall, he collected $4,400 in contributions and spent about $2,600 through Jan. 25. He shows $4,500 remaining in his campaign war chest as of Jan. 25. Beauchamp, Burton’s opponent, received $200 in political contributions in the first 25 days of January and spent $553, mostly for advertising. That’s about $3,900 in campaign spending for Beauchamp, who hasn’t taken but the $200 in donations through the January reporting period. Vidor Mayor Robert Viator, who is challenging twoterm incumbent Jody Crump for the Precinct 4 Commissioner seat, reported only $93 in donations and $916 in ELECTIONS Page 3A

Debbie Gregg hands basketball coach Larry Sterling an arrangement of a dozen pink roses he ordered as a Valentine’s Day present from the store Gregg and her Floral Design students operate at Bridge City High School. Floral Design is a new career and technology class offering this school year. RECORD PHOTO: Dave Rogers

Luce endorses Crooks in judge’s race Dave Rogers

For The Record

Kenneth Luce, a former candidate for Orange County Judge, has endorsed challenger Dean Crooks over incumbent Judge Stephen Brint Carlton in the March 6 Republican primary. Luce has been busy getting out the word, because his withdrawal came too late to keep his name off the ballot. “I’m strongly encouraging all my supporters: Please don’t cast a vote for me,” Luce said. “Cast a vote for

Dean Crooks. “That way, there’s not a run-off and we’ll have a new judge.” Both the Sabine Area Luce Labor Council and the Orange County Sheriff’s Office Deputies Association have endorsed Crooks. But no group has done as much for an Orange County candidate as the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 450, which con-

tributed $2,500 to the campaign of Barry Burton, who is seeking re-election as Commissioner of Precinct 2. “We’re not going to endorse anybody; what we really say is ‘we support’ a candidate,” explained Brandon Willis, the local’s political director. “We have not formally supported either candidate for county judge. We have formally supported Barry Burton and Robert Viator [candidate for Precinct 4 Commissioner].” Willis said his union rep-

resents heavy equipment operators in plants and noted “we do have a disproportionately high amount of members in Orange County.” Burton is no stranger to Local 450. “We had a previous relationship with Commissioner Burton,” Willis said. “He’s always been available to us about making sure local crane companies have preference over out of town [companies], so we can keep our guys working. ENDORSEMENTS Page 3A

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H Walmart Bridge City

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2003 Western Ave, Orange

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H Bridge City Food Mart 1000 W Round Bunch Rd. Bridge City

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H Robert’s Meat Market & Steakhouse H Cypress Plaza

H Exxon Mobile

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H Novrozsky’s Hamburgers H Big Lots

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H Express Mart

1745 Texas Ave, Bridge City

8270 State Hwy 87, Orange

H Stateline Conoco 7112 I-10, Orange

H Market Basket

11916 TX-62, Mauriceville

H Crawdad’s

11845 TX-62 Mauriceville

H Mauriceville Family Pharmacy

10897 TX-12, Mauriceville

H Shell Store 7014 State Hwy 87, Orange

H Exxon

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3145 Texas Ave. - Bridge City (Hwy. 62 and Hwy 73)

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LOUSIANA LOCATIONS H Starks Silver Dollar 4346 LA-12, Starks, LA

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H Veteran’s Gro. & Market

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H Snappy’s Exxpress Mart

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Orangefield Students Compete The 2018 winners of the Orangefield school-level competition held February 8 at Old First Orange Baptist Church (Left to Right): Randi Wallace: 2ND place, Declamation; Sydney Catt: 1ST place, Declamation; Jezlyn Matlock: 1ST place, Interpretive Reading; Whitley Hoyland: 2ND place, Interpretive Reading. Each secondplace winner was awarded $1,500 in scholarships from the Stark Foundation, while the two first-place winners were awarded $2,000 in scholarships. The first-place winners from Orangefield High School will go on to compete against the first-place winners from other participating Orange County public high schools at the County Final of the Stark Reading Contest, which is scheduled for Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 2 p.m. at the Lutcher Theater.

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We have come too far to return to the ways of the past that lead to a financial cliff! The election of Judge Carlton is the best investment the taxpayers have ever made. The savings he has achieved exceeds his annual salary many times over and, despite these achievements, he refused to accept a pay raise for the remainder of his term. Judge Carlton’s leadership and work with Commissioner’s Court laid the foundation for Hurricane Harvey recovery without a further financial burden on the taxpayers. If not for the necessary changes he made, our county would be faced with issuing debt to make payroll and increased tax rates to pay for tens of millions of dollars in disaster recovery!


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Everyday is Valentines Day for local couple Dave Rogers

For The Record

Valentine’s Day is special for Janelle and David Allen. Wednesday marks the 30th anniversary of their first date, and they married three months after that. But every day is special to this Orange couple. “Really, we have a Valentine’s relationship all the time,” David said. These two preachers’ kids from west Texas and New Mexico learned their life lessons well. When they found each other and united for what was the second marriage for each, they did it right. “We were old enough to understand what was important, how to take care of a relationship,” David said. “We wanted to make a point to protect and nurture the relationship.” “We do look out for each other and what we’re going through,” Janelle said. “We cheer each other on when we’ve had defeats.”

Janelle, 65, was a single mom with four young children, two boys and two girls, when they married. David, 73, was a single father with one boy and one girl, both grown and out of the house. Their paths had crisscrossed throughout the Assembly of God church for years. At one point, David worked to build a parsonage for a Deming, New Mexico church that Janelle’s family soon lived in. “We’ve been involved in everything from the ground up in ministry. That’s how we were raised,” David said. “We know the joys and heartaches of church life.” “So many of our relatives worked together in churches,” Janelle said. “My uncle had been David’s pastor for years in Roswell, New Mexico.” “My cousin had been her pastor for several years,” David said. The two met at an adult singles group at a church in Odessa. It wasn’t long after that they went on their first

Elections spending campaign expenses, all on advertising, through Feb. 5. He had taken in $3,200 in contributions during the campaign, spending $4,000. Crump showed January contributions of $1,250, including $750 from Michael Judy of Mauriceville, and expenditures of $1,600, all on advertising. Crump’s campaign had listed total contributions of $1,250 so far against $2,500 in spending. The county’s other contested local race March 6 will be for County Treasurer, with incumbent Christy Khoury facing David W. Smith. Khoury, whose filings show two donations totaling $700 to go with a $1,000 per-

sonal loan, spent $951 on advertising plus a $750 filing fee. Smith lists no contributions on his Jan. 15 report and $1,021 in expenses, $271 on advertising, the rest for the filing fee. Hershel Stagner, Jr., Justice of the Peace Precinct 1, doesn’t have an opponent in March but faces a Democratic challenger, Gail Barnett, in November’s general election. Stagner lists expenses of $3,500, with a $375 filing fee the only non-advertising purchase, against $1,000 in contributions. J. Michael Claybar Jr., of Austin contributed the $1,000. Barnett has not filed a financial report yet; none is

Endorsements “He understands the importance of putting local people to work on these projects.” On Jan. 13, The Sabine Area Labor Council, headquartered in Port Arthur, endorsed primary candidates for six counties, including Orange. It endorsed Crooks for county judge. For the other contested Republican primary races, it endorsed Christy Khoury for county treasurer and Robert Viator for Commissioner Precinct 4. Democrat Deborah Mitchell won its endorsement for Commissioner Precinct 2 and Louis Ackerman won the endorsement for Democratic Party county chairman. While the Labor Council also endorsed all the Republicans running unopposed in the primary, the deputies association limited itself to races that will have opposition either in the primary or general election. The deputies endorsed Crooks for judge, Khoury for treasurer, Theresa Beauchamp for Commissioner Precinct 2, Viator for Commissioner Precinct 4 and Hershel Stagner for Justice of the Peace Precinct 1. The deputies battled in 2017 with Commissioners’ Court over certificate pay and a new work contract, disputes that were ultimately resolved. The deputies did not endorse any of the three incumbents from the court seeking re-election. “To be 100 percent, everyone was invited to come speak to our association,” said Charles Williams, OCSOEA president. “None of the incumbents chose to come ask for our endorsement.” Luce, a former deputy emergency management coordinator for Orange County, said he has visited with Crooks. “We sat down and had a long talk and our ideology is basically the same in what we

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Janelle and David Allen will mark the 30th anniversary of their first date on Valentine’s Day. RECORD PHOTO: Dave Rogers

date, at a Sweetheart dinner. At church. Of course. “We were able to value and treasure what we have in each other,” David said, fighting back tears. After they married, the Allens took a job with a church in Louisiana. “We loved it,” Janelle said. But after her father died in 2007, the Allens moved to Orange County. Janelle’s mother, Lois Owen, now 93, lived at

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Optimist Village. Her children, now grown, were close by. “We got here in time to get wiped out by Hurricane Ike in 2008,” David said, noting they were living in Rose City at the time. “Our kids’ homes were damaged by Hurricane Rita, then totally destroyed by Hurricane Harvey.” Five years ago, the couple also moved in at Optimist Village. “We stay busy with the kids and grandkids,” David said. “We just joined the gym this year. We got to New Mexico and spend time with family there. “And,” Janelle said, “a lot of our days are helping our kids get their houses back together.” There’s one more thing they take time to do daily. “I told her I wanted to give her two joys for every sorrow,” David said. “It didn’t quite work out that way at one point, but I think we’ve done quite well.”

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want for Orange County,” Luce said. He reiterated that it was financial reasons that caused him to withdraw. “I just did not have the funding,” he said. “Could I have actually had a shot at this? I think I could.”

Have you seen a return on your tax dollars the last 3 years? THERESA BEAUCHAMP QUALIFIED AND READY TO SERVE H Served 5 terms, 11 years as City of Orange councilwoman

H Served 20 years as a school H H




administrator. Served on Economic Development Council for the City of Orange Served as a Pioneer Woman of Southeast Texas in 2008. Only woman from Orange County to hold that distinction Recipient of the ATHENA Leadership Award Named Altrusa Woman of the Year Graduate of Leadership Southeast Texas

MY OPPONENT’S CLAIMS HE “DELIVERED” • “Tight fisted approach with tax dollars.”


DELIVERED During the Harvey disaster my opponent voted for 18%-22% pay raise for commissioners.


• “Full time county commissioner.” DELIVERED My opponent held another job during his term as commissioner until Aug. 2017.

•”Strong support for economic growth.”


DELIVERED Orange County has a negative -6% growth rate, even before Harvey.

•”Advocate for good government.”

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DELIVERED Some of the practices of my opponent are unethical

•”Strong advocate for citizens.”

DELIVERED My opponent is reactive rather than proactive.



Theresa Adams



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From The Creaux’s Nest TODAY IS A SPECIAL DAY Today is Valentine’s Day and also Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. The beginning of the Lenten season marks 40 days before Easter. Christians will observe the Holy Season, each faith in its own way. I know for sure Catholics will participate in annul traditions that have been passed down for generation. Some of the earlier traditions have been modified by later generations even though many Catholics choose to still practice the old customs, like not eating meat on Friday, etc. We want to extend Happy Valentine greetings to the many wonderful ladies who are so important to us here at the paper throughout the year. On a personal note we especially want to extend special Valentine greetings to Mary Alice Hartsfield, Pam Honeycutt, Brenda Lund and Janelle Sehon for their help over the last few weeks. We also want to give thanks and show our appreciation to some ladies who are special Valentines throughout the year, Marlene Merritt, Margie Stephens, Shirley Zimmerman, Christy Kourey, Joy Simonton, Karen Fisher, Jane Dunn, Beth Rach, Nova Strickland, Josette Choate, Sue Simar, and Peggy Albair. Happy Valentine’s Day to all. *****Now I have to move on. We are short handed at this time. Roy was in hopes of coming in this week but so far hasn’t felt up to it. His rehab is going good and he’s looking forward to getting back to work. Come along, I promise it won’t do you no harm.

HISTORY MAKING PRESIDENTS Next week on Feb. 19, we celebrated President’s Day. I don’t recall when the day was designated as tribute to all presidents. Most of my years, on February 12, we celebrated Lincoln’s birthday and George Washington’s Day was Feb. 22, and both days were national holidays. Washington, our first president didn’t represent a political party yet he was unanimously elected. Our third president, Thomas Jefferson, was the man who authored the Declaration of Independence. Our sixth president, John Quincy Adams, was a son of a former president, John Adams, who was our second president and the first to reside in the White House. Our 10th president, John Tyler, was the first vice-president to ascend to the presidency after the death of President William Henry Harrison. Tyler had 15 children, the most ever. Our 15th president, James Buchanan, is the only president that never married. Our 16th president, Abraham Lincoln, was president during the Civil War and the tallest ever, 6 feet, 4 inches. The 18th president, Ulysses S. Grant, was a Union commander during the Civil War and established Yellow Stone Park in 1872. The 24th president, James Garfield, was the last president born in a log cabin and the second president assassinated, the first was Lincoln. The 26th, Theodore ‘Teddy’ Roosevelt named the president’s residence the White House. Number 29, Warren G. Harding, was the first newspaper publisher to be elected and had the largest feet ever, wearing size 14 shoes. The 32nd, Franklin D. Roosevelt, is the only American president to be elected to four terms. He took over after Herbert Hoover and the country’s great Depression. Harry S. Truman, number 33, was serving as vice-president and took over after the death of FDR. He ended WWII with the hydrogen and atomic bombs. He was the first to appear on television. Dwight D. Eisenhower, number 34 was born in Texas and the only president to serve in WWI and WWII. Sen. John F. Kennedy was number 35 and the only Roman Catholic and the first born in the 20th century. He was the youngest president elected at age 43 and was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald at age 46. Number 36, Lyndon B. Johnson, was the second from Texas to be elected president He was appointed after the murder of JFK. When he signed the Civil Rights Act he said, “I have just signed away the South for the Democrats. He didn’t seek reelection because of the Vietnam War. Number 38, Gerald ‘Jerry’ Ford, became vice-president and president without being elected to either. Number 40, Ronald Reagan, at age 69 was the oldest president elected at the time and the only actor. George H.W. Bush was number 41 and the first vice-president since Van Buren to lose reelection. Number 42, William ‘Bill’ Clinton, was the most successful president since FDR, even after being riddled with sexual scandal. He’s the only Rhodes Scholar ever elected. George W. Bush is number 43 and is the second to become president as a son of a president. His presidency is marred with war and scandal. That brings us to number 44, Sen. Barack Hussein Obama, the first black (mixed race). He served eight years, in a country in a giant recession, and left it stronger than he had found it. Donald J. Trump, a New York businessman with no government experience, was elected as number 45 over former First Lady Hillary Clinton. At 70 years old, he is the oldest elected. He is in his second year of his presidency and so far it’s been mostly chaos with little accomplishments. That brings us to 2018 and we look forward to 2020 and our next presidential election.

TURNING BACK THE HANDS OF TIME 10 YEARS AGO-2008 If you are wondering why Wayne LeBlanc and A.J. Lemoine, Jr. are out so early in the morning it’s not that they are just coming in. They are out checking their hog traps and doing a little butchering while the weather is cool. *****Our buddy Joe Grossman turned 89 last week and we missed it. He’s one of our favorite Jewish people,

who got lucky and married a good Cajun girl, Wilma, well over 60 years ago. (Editor’s note: Joe and Wilma have since passed away.) *****Our best friend girl, Margie Stephens, has lost all her old favorites but Berkman off the Astros team. We’ve got to get around to visiting with her about her taking on the new, young Astros. *****The Wednesday Lunch Bunch had a nice group out last week. All four JP’s attended, Judge Parkhurst, Judge Dunn, Judge Janice and Judge Price. They were all able to get through lunch without an emergency call. That’s unusual. They handle all accidental, suicide and home natural deaths. They are on 24-hour call and of all our elected officers, they have the most pressing and unpleasant job. *****The Record Newspapers received a big honor last week from the Texas American Legion. The Record was awarded first place in the state for the newspaper’s coverage of military activities and personnel. We thank local Post 270 for their nomination.***** By the way, the Houston doctors told Pate his heart would be good for another ten years. He’s more likely to get run over slow-crossing the street. (Editor’s note: 10 years have gone by and Pate is now in hospital. I don’t believe it’s his heart.) *****On Feb. 23, 1861, Texas joined the Confederacy. *****Hecklers are being sent in to disrupt President Bill Clinton’s speaking engagements. They follow him around. Saturday, in Ohio, a heckler kept disrupting and then got in the receiving line and taunted the former president. Then a black guy got on television and said the president had pushed him, which was proved to be a lie, but MSNBC has made a big issue out of it. I’m afraid that’s just the beginning. *****Quote of the week comes from Dolly Parton, who is under doctor’s orders to rest her back for six to eight weeks. She says, “Hey, you try wagging these puppies around awhile and see if you don’t have back problems.

GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN Woodrow Benny Henry, 60, of Bridge City, died Sunday, Feb. 17. Funeral service was held Thursday, Feb. 21. He was a retired Life Insurance salesman. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Betty Henry, sons, Joseph Paul Henry, James Young Henry and daughter, Jessica Ann Marmon, ten grandchildren.***** Gloria Dora Tarver, 77, of Orangefield, died Sunday, Feb. 17. Funeral service was Wednesday, Feb. 20. She is survived by her son George Allen Tarver, granddaughter, April Tarver Green, and great-granddaughter Maleeyah Green. *****Robert “Bob” D. Laing, 67, of Orangefield passed away, Tuesday, Feb. 12. Funeral services was held Friday, Feb. 15. Bob served in the National Guard and worked as a patch foreman for the Texas Highway Department for 28 years. He is survived by his wife, Jackie Laing, daughter, Shawna Laing and brother James Laing. ***** Faynelle Mulhollan, 64, of Orange, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 13. Service was held Feb. 15. She was a lifelong resident of Orange, and was a secretary with Southeast Texas Industries. She is survived by daughters, Lisa Heiner and Lynda Willie, honorary daughter, Linda Brackin, son, Bennett Teer, eight grandchildren and great-grandson, Andrew Barrett Tourtelotte.***** Elmer Lee Queen, 80, of Orange, died Tuesday, Feb. 12. Memorial service was Saturday, Feb. 16. He served in the US Navy during WWII and the Korean War. He worked as a maintenance supervisor for Alpha Portland Cement Plant. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Daveyne Queen, children, Michael, Gentry, Vicki and Carl. ***** George “Ollie” Johnson, 63, of Mauriceville passed away, Saturday, Feb. 16. Funeral service was held Tuesday, Feb. 19. He served on the LCM school Board from 1977-1995. He retired from Kraft Foods after 14 years and was a member of the Mauriceville Volunteer Fire Department and the Orange County Rural Fire District. Johnson was President of the Twin County Little League and a volunteer for the Mauriceville Crawfish Festival. He is survived by his wife, Mary Jane (Bland) Johnson, mother, Audrey Johnson, sons, Kenneth Johnson, Kevin Johnson, daughters, Katrina Baker and Kristina Edwards and five grandchildren.

40 Years Ago-1978 “Although the building has not yet been constructed, activity at the Bridge City Orangefield Community Center site is beginning to buzz as playing fields are readied,” said Roy Dunn, public relations spokesman and partner with other businessmen who donated and are developing the location. Jerry McInnis, president of the BC Little League said, “The League obtained 4.5 acres from this group to build three fields, two of which will be lighted. The backstop and dugouts are being built and new fences ordered.” According to McInnis, the work is being funded through a $12,000 signature loan that 25 people obtained from Fred Gregory at Bridge City Bank. McInnis also noted that the women’s auxiliary has already raised $3,000 and 25 signs for the playing fields have been sold. Dunn noted, “In addition to Little League fields, an adult softball field is being constructed at the Community Center site. The committee envisions other developments on the 20-acre tract in years to come.” (Editor’s note: Has that really been 40 years? I didn’t think McInnis was that old. I wonder if that bank loan led to him meeting his wife, Sheila, who was at the time, the prettiest young lady to ever work at the bank. Jerry was a handsome dude back then also. Jerry, in 40 years, has pushed and dug for every improvement made to the Little League field, one of the finest in the area. The public library, senior citizens center, public pavilion and a football field are now situated on this track of land. What began with an idea, some generous men and civic-minded people is now one of Bridge City’s great public assets. *****Four women students from Orange County have been selected to receive scholarships to the College of Health Science at Lamar. They are Faye Broussard of Orange, Janice Lapeyrolerie of Bridge City, Robin Moak of Orange and Jovita Leger of Vidor. *****Orange County 4-H’ers competing in events at the Houston Fat Stock Show are: Dairy Scrambles, Jeff Huckaby and Skipper DeVille, with Jay Huckaby alternate; Livestock Exhibitions, David LeBlanc, Danny Hudson, Mike Coody, Tim Spector, Cay Spector, Tim Shannon, George Shannon and Kelli Lowler.

of charge. *****The Wednesday Lunch Bunch meets at Robert’s this week and at JB’s Barbeque next week. Speaking of JB, he is old enough to know where Tulane Community was and has written about it. We will soon get around to publishing it and will do so as soon as our crew is back up to speed.*****Roy tells us it’s almost impossible not to see someone you know when you visit the Gulf Coast Cardiology Group in Port Arthur. Last week he saw two ladies he recognized as being local but didn’t know their names. He did visit with Mayo Leblanc, who was being wheeled around by one of his lovely daughters. Mayo has always been a ‘Go Getter’ so it’s strange to see him in a wheelchair. Mayo and other families of his age group moved to the Bridge City area to get away from Port Arthur taxes and restrictions. In their new Orange County home they could raise crops, have a milk cow and chickens. Mayo had two extra lots that he farmed. Today, he says he’s not farming anything but his Cayenne peppers that for years he has been making his famous Leblanc’s Hot Sauce. His recipe has been handed down through the ages and was once made by two families. Now only Mayo’s Hot Sauce remains.*****We understand lawyer Pate is not doing too good. H.D. is in special treatment at St. Elizabeth Hospital. *****The Party Primary elections are fast approaching. Only one week away before early voting starts on Tuesday, Feb. 20. Candidates no longer have time to let grass grow under their feet. They best be making tracks now instead of saying when it’s over, ‘I wish I had.”

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK A few folks we know having birthdays in the coming week. Feb. 14: Former mayor, T.W. Permenter and Judy Harrison and all celebrate today. This is also Valentine’s Day and the beginning for the Lenten season. Celebrating also are Actors Freddie Highmore, 25, Tiffany Thornton,  31,  Simon Pegg,  47.***** Feb. 15: Celebrating today are Robert Montagne and Drew Domas. Celebrities joining them are actors Jane Seymour,  66,  Alex Borstein,  44,  cartoonist Matt Groening,  63.*****Feb. 16: Turning a year older on this day is our buddy, Port Commissioner Keith Wallace also Mandy LeBauve, Patricia Davis, Vicky Stanley and Ann McDuff. Also celebrating are Rapper/Actor Ice T,  59,  actors LeVar Burton, 61,  Christopher Eccleston  53.****  Feb. 17: Kim Harmon, Melissa Tuttle, Alayna George, Tom Edwards and Ashley Floyd all have birthdays on this day. They are joined by Pop singer Ed Sheehan,  26,  basketball player Michael Jordon,  54,  comedian Larry the Cable Guy,  54 and football player  Jim Brown,  81.*****  Feb. 18: Norman Barry??? Turns 78 years old today. Also celebrating are Justin Broussard, Jeremy Crocker, Leah Gunstream and Charlotte North. Celebrities celebrating today are actors John Travolta, 63, Matt Dillon,  53, John Lennon’s widow and activist Yoko Ono,  84.*****  Feb. 19: Ruby Sanders, Christy Faulk, Darrin Havens, Jason Clark and Martha Pittman celebrate today. Also celebrating today are actors Jeff Daniels,  62, and Haylie Duff,  32, singers  Smokey Robinson,  77 and  Seal, 54. This is also President’s Day. *****Feb. 20: Celebrating today are Ty Broussard, Nathan Dickman, Ron Teaff and Allison Floyd. Joining them are Pop singer Rihanna,  29,  model Cindy Crawford,  51,  basketball player Charles Barkley,  54 and actor Sidney Poitier,  90. 

CAJUN STORY OF THE WEEK Judge Rufus Dardeaux him, give Beau Boudreaux a lecture on da evils of drinking. Den he tole him, “In view of da fact dat dis is da first time dat you ever been in front of a Judge for being drunk and incapable, I’ll dismiss da case. Da Judge den tole Boudreaux da court cost was $20. Den he say, “Now don’t let me ever see you face again.” Boudreaux say, “Tank you Judge,” and turned to leave, den he stop and say, “Judge, I’m afraid dat I can’t do dat me.” Da Judge is getting a little upset him and axe, “Boudreaux, why in da hell can’t you do dat hanh?” “Well Judge, it’s like dis,” Boudreaux say, “You see Judge, me, I’m da bartender at T-Coon’s, your regular bar.”

C’EST TOUT Trump’s infrastructure proposal a gimmick. So far Trump’s budget proposal adds up to more than $7 trillion in debt by the end of the decade. The centerpiece of Trump’s budget proposal is a long awaited $200 Billion infrastructure spending proposal. Trump doesn’t really have a $1.5 trillion plan. He would spend $200 billion in federal money over 10 years, with the remainder coming from states and local governments paid by the citizens, with higher state taxes, tolls and user fees. The burden shifts to cash strapped states to raise almost all of the funds. This is not a real infrastructure plan, it is simply another scam, an attempt by the administration to privatize critical government function and create windfalls for Wall Street. Trump will encourage the sell off of our roads, bridges, transit systems and water systems to Wall Street and foreign corporations. This fake proposal will not address the serious infrastructure needs facing this country. The Trump plan is a joke on the American people. Last week Democrats released ‘A better deal to rebuild America.’ A plan that is five times bigger than the Trump plan. It provides $1 trillion in federal funding to rebuild crumbling roads, bridges, transit systems, ports, harbors, airports and schools and extend high speed internet to every family in America and put more than 16 million people to work. The above is a real commitment to our national transportation network by providing sustainable long term funding. Rather than sell off our valuable infrastructure to the lowest bidder. Trumps proposal is not a plan at all, it’s a gimmick. Hopefully our congress will tell the New York shyster America is not for sale. *****My time is up. Thanks for yours. Take care and God bless.

A FEW HAPPENINGS The weather for the last week has been everything but pleasant. We understand that it is getting ready to change and plenty of sunshine is in our future. By the way, anytime the weather prediction is 70 percent or more chance of rain on Wednesday you may not get home delivery of this paper. Instead we will double up on the amount of papers left at distribution locations or at our offices. This way you are guaranteed a dry newspaper free


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Golden Kiwanis meetings Mark your calendar for Wed., Feb. 14, Valentine's Day, 9-10 a.m., for Gerald Langham's presentation, "What a Difficult and Lonely Life--the Story of a 19th Century Riverboat Captain, Andrew Carney Smyth."   His talk is based on the book, "Texas Riverman," by William Seale. Smyth, 1817-1879, is buried in Beaumont's Magnolia Cemetery. e event will be held in the Salvation Army Meeting Room, at the corner of MLK and Strickland, for the weekly Golden K Kiwanis meeting. Langham, a retired Dupont electrical engineer since 2005, says he almost keeps busier in retirement than in employment, to which many of us can attest.  He is a history buff who participates in Civil War re-enactments, Boy Scout Trail Walks, and historical presentations. e public is invited to attend this informal Golden K meeting and have a cup of coffee.  See you at 9 a.m. on Valentine's Day at the Salvation Army Building.   Golden K meetings are held every Wed. 9-10, a.m.,at the Orange Salvation Army Center, corner of MLK and Strickland/Park Drives. Coffee will be served at the Salvation Army Center at the corner of MLK and Strickland. Golden K Kiwanis welcomes visitors. Call or text 409.313.7575 for information.

Trinity Baptist Valentines Banquet Fri., Feb. 16 - Trinity Baptist of Orange will host its annual Church Valentine Banquet from 6-8 p.m. at the Garden District Restaurant on Hwy. 87, across from LCMHS.  Entertainment will be provided.  Call the church office to make a reservation at 409.886.1333.

Ash Wednesday at Good Shepherd Lutheran On February 14, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church will be celebrating Ash Wednesday with "Ashes on the Run" at 7:00 am and again at Noon. You will be able to drive up to the church and receive ashes and a prayer.  en in the evening at 5:30 pm, we will have a Pancake Supper and at 6:30 pm, we will have a worship service with Holy Communion and the imposition of ashes. Come and join us for the celebration of the beginning of the Lenten season.

Orange K of C Fish Fry St. Mary’s Knights of Columbus Orange Council 1680 will sell delicious fried and baked fish dinners, dine in or take out, on all Fridays in Lent, except St. Joseph’s weekend and Good Friday, from 5 – 7 p.m., in the parish hall.  Meals consist of fish, french fries, coleslaw, tartar sauce, cocktail sauce, ketchup, tea, water and dessert.  Cost is $8 for 3-pc. fried or baked filet; $7 for 2-pc. fried.  All are invited to experience Council 1680’s renowned fish taste.

Lenten Fish Fry at St Francis St. Francis of Assisi Knights of Columbus Council 13825 is selling fish dinners in the San Damiano Center (behind the Church) located at 4300 Meeks Drive from 5 to 7PM on the following Lenten Fridays: February 16, February 23, March 2, March 9, March 16 and March 23. Dinner includes two pieces of fish, French fries, hushpuppies, coleslaw, drink and dessert for $8.00.

DuPont SRW Reunion e 31st Annual Reunion of the former Instrument Personnel of DuPont Sabine River Works will be held on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at JB’s BBQ. JB’s is located at IH-10 West off Old 90 in Orange. Please meet prior to 1:00 pm, we will go through serving line and each person pays for their own lunch.   A short meeting will follow lunch. Visitors Welcome. Arrive about noon for visitation before lunch. If you have questions, contact Sue Ryder at 409-504-5047.

Good Shepherd Pecan Sale continues Good Shepherd Lutheran Church is selling the remaining items from their Durham Ellis Pecan Sale. e proceeds from this sale will benefit our

Music Scholarship Fund. We have the following items for sale at a discounted price - Walnut Halves & Pieces, 1# bag $7.00; Hot & Spicy Peanuts, 1# bag  $2.00; Frosted Praline Pecans, 12oz bag  $7.00 or Peanut Brittle, 7oz bag $3.00.        We also have a few bags of Pecan Pieces for $8.75 per bag.  Also, a new order of Frosted Cinnamon Pecans and Milk Chocolate Pecans will soon be available for Valentine's Day.  e price will be $9.00. ank you for your support!

Black History parade includes ‘live history’ e NAACP of Orange’s Black History Parade in downtown Orange Saturday, Feb. 24, will be a living history parade this year. African-American veterans will be honored in the event bearing the theme “Bridging Our Legacy, said Deborah Mitchell, parade co-chairman. “We welcome any group to participate,” Mitchell said. “Black history is a part of everybody’s history. e parade begins at 1 p.m. begins at St. James Baptist Church, 505 15th Street. e lineup begins at 12:30 p.m. ose interested in parade entries, or inquiries, should contact Mitchell at 409-779-1744.

Master Gardener Upcoming Events Gardening Class - Saturday, March 17 “Texas Superstars” e Carefree Plants for SouthEast Texas will be held at Cormier Park from  9 11AM in the Orange County Master Gardener greenhouse. Come and learn about those plants that grow well in our part of Texas and will withstand our heat, humidity and cold coming back year after year. is is open to the public at no charge. Our address is 8235 FM 1442 in Orangefield. For more information, please check our website e Annual Bloomin’ Crazy Plant Fair sponsored by the Orange County Master Gardeners Assn. will be held Saturday, March 24 from 8AM - 1PM at Cormier Park, 8235 FM 1442, Orangefield. We will have a HUGE variety of plants available to choose from. We are still looking for Vendors who are interested in participating in selling their crafts at our event. For more information about participating, please email For more information about the Plant Fair please check our website .

Agrilife office to hold Bread Making class e Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Office is holding a Bread Making Class on March 17 at 10:00 AM.  e cost for this program is $20 and will be held at the Orange County Convention and Expo center at  11475 FM 1442, Orange, Tx.  is will be a hands-on class to learn how to make bread from scratch which you will get to take home with you.  e deadline to register and pay is March 9th.  e class size is limited to 20 so call the Extension Office at 409-882-7010 to reserve your spot.

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2017 Orange County Texas A&M University Mothers’ Club scholarship application e 2017 Orange County Texas A&M University Mothers’ Club scholarship application is available. For a copy of the application, contact the local high school counselor and/or scholarship coordinator.  Applications are also available at /scholarships/. For more information, contact Bridget Trawhon at (409) 882-4195 or

2017 INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE AARP Tax Filing Assistance has started at the Orange Public Library. IRS-certified volunteers


will be available from 12:15 pm to 4:00 pm every Wednesday and Friday through April 13th and Tuesday, April 17th. April 17th is the last day to file 2017 taxes. Anyone coming for assistance should bring the following: Proof of identification (photo ID); Social Security cards for you, your spouse and dependents; Birth dates for you, your spouse and dependents; Wage and income statements (Form W-2, Social Security, 1099-R, 1099Misc, W2G); Interest and dividend statements from banks (Forms 1099); Records of any Capital Gains and Losses; Forms 1095-A, B or C, Affordable Health Care Statements and a copy of last year’s federal and state returns is very helpful in the preparation of the 2017 return.

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Master Gardener upcoming events set e Orange County Master Gardeners Association will be having their Annual Bloomin’ Crazy Plant Fair, March 24, 2018 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Cormier Park  8235 FM 1442  in Orangefield. All types of plants will be available such as Bedding plants, Texas SuperStars, Citrus, Avocados, Blueberries, Roses, Succulents, Trees, Shrubs and many more types of unusual plants. We are also looking for vendors who would be interested in renting space during our sale. Please send your information to  for more information on space rental. Check our website  at for more information about the Annual Bloomin’ Crazy Plant Fair.

Good Shepherd Lutheran Garage Sale Good Shepherd Lutheran Church’s Garage Sale is open every Saturday from 7:30 am and closes at 12:30 pm.  We are located at 985 W Roundbunch Rd Suite A (next to Happy Donuts).  ere will be new items and the room is full of bargains: clothes all ages, toys, furniture, home decor, kitchen items, and so much more.  All proceeds go to our Music Scholarship Fund.  We are also collecting items.  So, if you are cleaning out your closets and storage rooms, we will take all items. Come and check us out.

Jackson Community Center Tax assistance e Jackson Community Center will be offering tax assistance to eligible families and individuals earning up to $54,000 or less for fast refund and electronic filing. Starting this week and going through April 18, at our center located 520 W. Decatur in Orange. Open Monday through Friday, from 9 am to 5 pm and every other Saturday from 10 am to 1 pm. To schedule an appointment please contact Elizabeth Campbell at 409-779-

Bridge City Chamber gives scholarships Attention all Bridge City and Orangefield High School seniors.    e Bridge City Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce they will be awarding two $500 scholarships to Bridge City High School seniors and two $500 scholarships to Orangefield High School seniors.  Applications are available at the student’s high school counselor’s office, Bridge City Cham150 W. ber office at Roundbunch Road, Bridge City, TX 77611, or can be downloaded from the chamber’s website at  Completed applications should be turned in to the respective high school counselor no later than April 6, 2018.  For more information, contact your high school counselor or call the Bridge City Chamber at (409) 735-5671.

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Deaths and Memorials

Cecil Busby, Sr., 84, Orange Cecil Busby, Sr., 84, of Orange, Texas, passed away on February 5, 2018, at his home.    Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, February 9, 2018, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Cremation will follow under the direction of Claybar Funeral Home. CECIL BUSBY SR. Born in Old Ridder, Louisiana, on September 23, 1933, he was the son of Charlie Busby and Lola Holly Busby Crain. Cecil, known to many as “Cecil the Diesel” was a man of many talents. He worked in produce and maintenance for Sam’s Club for 19 years, was civic defense for nuclear and helped to protect the public. He was an owner of many businesses, his first job was as a shoe shiner and then later worked for the highway department and paved the way from Orange to Winnie. He volunteered

Earl Nat Dorman, 80, McLewis Earl Nat Dorman, 80, of the McLewis Community in Orange, Texas, passed away on February 11, 2018 surrounded by his family. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., ursday, February 15, 2018, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be his nephew, Reverend EARL NAT Harold Welch, of DORMAN Primera Baptist Church in Bastrop. Burial will follow at Dorman Cemetery in the McLewis Community in Orange.  Visitation will be prior to the service beginning at 12:00 p.m. Born in Orange, Texas, on September 1, 1937 he was the son of Nat Dorman and Dora Ladner Dorman. Earl honorably served his country in the United States Army. He worked as a carpenter for many years. Earl enjoyed gathering with his family who he loved dearly. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. He was preceded in death by his parents, Nat

his time as a Scout Master and little league baseball manager. He loved fishing, hunting, farming, and sports, especially baseball. Cecil had a great sense of humor and loved to crack jokes with friends and family. He was a good man who never told a lie, and a loving father and grandfather. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Lola; loving wife, Betty Busby; son, Charles Busby; grandchildren, Laura Lee, Joshua, Christopher, Tabatha, and Captain; half-sisters, Faye Rasmussen and Maxine Smith; and his step-mother, Jewel Busby. Cecil is survived by his children, Sheila Abshire and husband Bobby, James Robert Busby and wife Tammy, David Busby and wife Debbie, Cecil Busby, Jr. and wife Christy, Mary Morales and husband Angel, Alida Lohse and husband Bobby, and Cecilia Dangerfield and husband omas; daughter-in-law, Nicole Busby; 30 grandchildren; 63 great-grandchildren and many more on the way; sister, Nora Crouch; and many other loving family and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society at PO Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 and Dora Dorman; siblings, Mary Little, Tavia Junea, Ora Dee Welch, Bea Welch, Faye Peveto, Deannie Gray, and Jack Dorman; nephew, Nathaniel Welch; great-nephew, Jonathan McGalin; brothers-in-law, Junior Welch, Jerry Juneau, Odis Welch, and Skeeter Peveto; and sister-in-law, Vivian Dorman. Earl is survived by his children, Karen Clopp and husband Steve, of Orangefield, Missy Lormand and husband Mike, of Orange, Sandy Gordon, of the McLewis Community, and Dee Arceneaux and husband Joey, of the McLewis Community; grandchildren, Doree Vance and husband Joey, of Orange, Paige Psencik and husband Shay, of Bridge City, Cassandra Harrington and husband Brandon, of Orange, Cole Arceneaux, Lane Gordon, Evie Arceneaux, and Kayla Gordon; great-grandchildren, Payton Vance, Julia Vance, and Kyndall Psencik; sister, Patsy Allbright, of the McLewis Community; brother-inlaw, J.B. Gray, of the McLewis Community; 25 nieces and nephews; as well as numerous greatnieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews. Serving as pallbearers will be Joey Arceneaux, Steve Clopp, John Gordon, Cole Arceneaux, Lane Gordon, Shay Psencik, Brandon Harrington, and Joey Vance. Honorary pallbearers are J.B. Gray, Mike Lormand, and his 13 nephews.

James Edward Ballard, 83, Orange James Edward Ballard, 83, of Orange, Texas, passed away on February 9, 2018, in Orange. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, February 12, 2018, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating the service will be Mr. Jason Ballard. Burial will follow JAMES EDWARD at Hillcrest Memorial BALLARD Gardens in Orange. Visitation will be prior to the service beginning at 1:00 p.m. Born in Saltillo, Texas on April 24, 1934, he was the son of Horace Ballard and Dathel Ballard. James retired from American Bridge Division of US Steel as a Quality Control Supervisor. He was a member and Elder of 9th and Elm Church of Christ. He was a videographer who had a passion for videoing weddings and dance recitals and liked

Sandra Kay Trahan, 71, Bridge City Sandra Kay Trahan, 71, of Bridge City, Texas, passed away on February 7, 2018, in Bridge City. A memorial gathering of family and friends will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Sunday, February 18, 2018, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. SANDRA KAY Born in Orange, TRAHAN Texas, on November 1, 1946, she was the daughter of Atlas “Coon” Vincent and Estelle Rita (Moore) Granger. Sandra, known to many as “Nonnie” or “Sandra Kay” loved spending time

transferring old home movies to VHS and later to DVD. He enjoyed photography, painting, camping, and being outdoors with nature. James loved going on vacations with his family, especially to Colorado. He was a wonderful man who will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. He was preceded in death by his parents, Horace and Dathel; brother, Frank Ballard; sister, Donna Ballard; and his granddaughter, Katherine Goodyear. James is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Cynthia Ballard; children, Charlotte Ballard, Doug Ballard and wife Tammy, Christi Goodyear and husband Ronald; and Dr. Scott Ballard and wife Anette; grandchildren, Jason Ballard and wife Jenny, Amy Gaither and husband Matt, Chelsea Legate, Christopher Goodyear and wife Amber, Todd Goodyear, Ellen Hartnauer and husband Erich, Jacob Ballard, and Lindsey Ballard; greatgrandchildren, Titus and Eden Ballard, Ransom and Jonas Gaither, Kinley and Sadie Legate, Emilee Hartnauer, and Charlie and Isabelle Goodyear; and his siblings, Homer Ballard, Kenneth Ballard, Marlin Ballard, David Ballard, Emma Lou Carter, and Linda Sue Delome. with her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed genealogy, water skiing, fishing, cooking, and traveling. Sandra taught cosmetology as well as swimming, and being a licensed private investigator. She loved to go to the valley in the fifth wheel. Sandra was a wonderful mother and grandmother and will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her. She was preceded in death by her parents, Coon and Estelle; and her loving husband, Lee Ray Trahan. ose left to cherish her memory include her daughters, Lisa Beuhler and husband Jason and Lana Trahan Culbreath; grandchildren, Michael Beuhler, Sydni Beuhler, Alec Beuhler, Jazmine Culbreath, and Olivia Trahan; great-grandchild, Reign Estelle Trahan; brother, Jerry Vincent; and her half-sister, Karen Vincent. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Harvest House in Beaumont at

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Jordan Janis was recently named the January Student of the Month from Bridge City High School, selected by the Bridge City Chamber of Commerce.

Janis named BC Student of Feb. e Bridge City Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the February Student of the Month for Bridge City High School is Jordan Janis. Jordan was presented his certificate and gift bag by Lifetime Ambassador/Director Brandy Slaughter of Energy Country Ford, at the February Networking Coffee hosted by Anytime Fitness. He received gift certificates and gifts from: e Classy Peacock, COS Printing, Wellspring Credit Union, Tiger Rock Martial Arts of Bridge City, Bridge City Bank, Sabine River Ford, Sabine Federal Credit Union, Complete Staffing, Bridge City Walmart, Neches Federal Credit Union, Best Day Spa, 5Point Credit Union. Jordan is the son of Keith and Crystal Jones. He is ranked #110 of 197 with a GPA 2.90. Jordan’s Awards and Honors include: 3-time Stark Museum Art Show Winner 2-time Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Art Show Winner – Special Merit and Gold Medal Best Overall Male Artist Best Overall Art Portfolio Excellence in English III UIL Band Solo and Ensemble – French Horn Jordan is a member of the Art Club and in community service has volunteered for Hurricane Harvey Relief and Common Ground Community Church Student Life Camp and Youth Group.

Debbie Gregg, Art Teacher and Floral Design, said, “Jordan Janis has really excelled in the art department. He received a Gold Medal for the 2018 Houston Livestock School Art Program and will be on display in the Hayloft Gallery during the rodeo. Last year Jordan won a scholarship to study art in a summer program at the Glassell School of Art in Houston and had a Gold Medal in 2017 at the rodeo. He also received a second place on his portfolio as a junior which usually goes to seniors. Jordan is doing very well in all his classes and has done an about face with his grades since his freshman year. He is one of the most talented students I have ever taught. Jordan thinks outside the box and creates the most spectacular artwork.” Cathy Riley, English Department Chair & Director of Bridge City Strutters, said, “Jordan is absolutely one of my favorite students because he is an absolute gentleman with a cool demeanor and a warm heart. You see, JORDAN has a sixth sense of understanding people – a rare find in today’s society. ” When asked about his future plans, Jordan said, “I plan on joining the military and becoming and electrician.”


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Rock, country acts set Golden Nugget dates By Tommy Mann Jr. e Record

Two Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School teams took the 22 4-A District Championship in Cross-Ex Debate on February 3, taking First and Second places in the competition. The team of Aman Tejani and Akhil Tejani took First and were undefeated all day, winning the championship with a record of 4-0. In their final debate before a panel of judges, the vote was 3-0 in favor of Team Tejani. Chaz Hill and Adrienne Norris won Second in the tournament. Both LCM teams will advance to the UIL State CX tournament in March. Pictured, from left, are Chaz Hill, Adrienne Norris, Akhil Tejani and Aman Tejani.


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on a Fresh Start to a Healthier You. e classes will teach you about saving money at the grocery store, food safety and meal planning. e free classes will be held on Wednesdays on February 14th, 21st and 28th from 2 pm to 3 pm at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension OďŹƒce, 11475 FM 1442 Orange. Please call the oďŹƒce at 409-8827010 to let us know you will be attending.

A rock act with its history dating back to the 1980s and a Texas country music artist are both returning to Southwest Louisiana this spring. California rockers Night Ranger will perform at the Golden Nugget Casino in Lake Charles, La., on Saturday, June 2. Tickets start at $15 and go on sale Friday, March 2. Ticket purchase information and locations can be found at Night Ranger, which still features core members Jack Blades, Kelly Keagy and Brad Gillis, along with current members Keri Kelli and Eric Levy, last performed at the Golden Nugget in summer of 2016 and left a near capacity crowd wanting more. e band is touring in support of its March 2017 release, “Don’t Let Up,� which peaked at number 55 on the Billboard Top 200 albums chart. Visit for more details about the band’s album and tour. Kevin Fowler is no stranger to Texas country music fans in Southeast Texas and obviously the same holds true for Southwest Louisiana as Fowler makes his second appearance at the

Night Ranger, featuring from left to right, Keri Kelli, Brad Gillis and Jack Blades, will perform at the Golden Nugget Casino in Lake Charles on Saturday, June 2. Tickets start at $15 each and go on sale Friday, March 2. Another announcement this week includes country musician Kevin Fowler returning to the venue for a concert on Friday, March 30. Tickets start at $15 and go on sale Friday, Feb. 16. Photo by Tommy Mann Jr. venue in less than six months with a showcase on Good Friday, March 30. Tickets start at $15 each and go on sale on Friday, Feb. 16.

Visit for more details on tickets. Fowler, 51, is touring in support of his October 2016 release, “Coming to a Honky Tonk

Near You,� and is known for his energetic performances and loyal following. Visit for more information on this artist.

Walk and Talk to be held in Vidor Better Living for Texans is oering a better way to learn tips on getting healthy by joining us for our Walk & Talk series that will be held at the Raymond Gould Community Center park. We will meet on ursday mornings, March 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd, at the Gazebo beginning at 9 am. We will be discussing exercise tips, beneďŹ cial foods, and a healthier body and much more. For questions or to sign up call the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension oďŹƒce at 409882-7010.

BCHS CLASS OF 1974 Plans are currently being made for a class reunion to be held in the Spring of 2018. If you are interested please contact us at or on Facebook at BCHS Class of 1974. Please contact your friends and share this information.

Eagles Hall available to rent e Eagles currently has openings to rent our hall for the following events: Parties, weddings, fund raisers, get togethers for family or friends and other occasions. Full service Bar, pool tables, music and a friendly sociable atmosphere. e Eagles Hall is located at 803 N. 28th Street, behind Sparks Auto Sells. We are open Tuesday thru Saturday after 4:00 pm. Come by or call for more information at 409-886-7381.

Orange County Friends to meet Wed., Feb. 14 - OCF will hold its monthly Mah Jongg game, an Eastern Asian game of tiles, at the home of Karen Akers, 6304 W. Tanagers Trails 77632.  Call or text 409.330.4077 for more. And on urs., Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. meet at Luigi's Restaurant in Orange. OCF Book Review on MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS by Agatha Christie, reviewed by Diane Grooters.  It is a "short" read.  Please plan to eat and meet in small room.  RSVP to Anne Payne,  409.313.7575  (Text or Voice Mail) or email, 

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. We also strive to aid and assist fellow beekeepers, any new beekeepers and the general public. For information or assistance with Honeybee removals please contact Len VanMarion 409-728-0344 or Brian Muldrow 713-377-0356.


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Week of February 14, 2018

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Longer Days, Bigger Bass As spring arrives, so do opportunities for trophy catches DICKIE COLBURN FISHING REPORT FOR THE RECORD

Last weekend Japanese star pitcher Yu Darvish may have become the last player to ink a huge multi-year contract, agreeing to a $126 million, six-year contract with the Chicago Cubs.

Time To Get It Started! Spring training opens 2018 season


FOR THE RECORD e day of the longterm, nine-figure major league baseball salaries may be coming to a screeching halt, at least that’s what it looks like from my point of view. ere’s a long laundry list of very talented major leaguers who must feel like they are in a state of limbo because spring training for pitchers and catchers begins today and these players who opted for free agency rather than re-sign with their 2017 team are really getting nervous.

Last weekend Japanese star pitcher Yu Darvish may have become the last player to ink a huge multi-year contract, agreeing to a $126 million, six-year contract with the Chicago Cubs. Perhaps the Cubbies’ brass was on vacation last October when Darvish was pummeled by our Houston Astros in the 2017 World Series and was only able to get five outs for his Los Angeles Dodgers in two starts. Needless to say, Houston won those two games which was significant in them being crowned the World Champions. Darvish has to consider himself as one of the luckiest baseball player in the major leagues. And the Cubbies must really be desperate to get back into the World Series in less than 108 years this time.

Darvish was one of a reported 100 free agents still seeking contracts before today’s start of spring training, according to the Associated Press last weekend. Heading the list of free agents are Eric Hosmer, J.D. Martinez, Mike Moustakas and Jake Arrieta just to mention some of the more prominent players without a team. Other job-seekers include pitchers Alex Cobb and Lance Lynn, reliever Greg Holland, infielder Eduardo Nunez, outfielders Carlos Gomez and Carlos Gonzalez and catcher Jonathan Lucroy. e Major League Baseball Players Association is distancing itself from the rumors that the free agents were planning to boycott

“When my crappie lights start coming on after the evening news,” said Joel Lance, “I know it’s time to start checking out my staging areas for big bass. No particular month, although February has been a pretty consistent one over the years, has much bearing on when the big females start showing up.” “For that matter, even water temperature hasn’t seemed to play as big a role as more hours of daylight,” added Lance. “Here on Toledo Bend, however, the big bass bite seems to start even earlier for me than the lakes a little farther to the north like Lake Fork and Lake Pinkston.” Fishing those two lakes back in the late eighties and early nineties when both lakes were in their prime changed the 77year old retired welder’s approach to bass fishing forever. “I worked outside of Mineola for about seven years and I just fell in love with chasing only big bass”, said Lance. “We fished days and nights year-round and I honestly can’t tell you how many bass over ten pounds my fishing partner, Cody, and I caught and released. Neither one of us ever caught a bass over 13 pounds, but we had more than our share of larger bass on hook during that time!” Lance relocated to Toledo Bend due to health reasons in the late nineties, but continued his pursuit of only bragging size bass. “For a long time, a seven-pound bass was still a good fish and most folks really didn’t even believe that you could catch a double-digit fish on this lake.” Unlike Fork, a lot of structure related aspects have changed on Toledo Bend over the years. Initially there were acres of dense standing timber and water hyacinth, then the trees rotted off at the water line, the hydrilla took over and now much of that coveted grass virtually died over night. As incredible as this may sound to a younger generation of bass fishermen, I well remember the first discussions I had with the only two other guides I knew as to what we were going to do when the open lake hyacinth mats between boat lanes six and nine disappeared. We fished that hyacinth over 40-feet of water as if it were covering less than five feet of water. e bass out there spawned in the submerged forks of limbs just beneath the surface and we all knew the best trees. Our structure fishing consisted of jigging the deep tree lines with Little Georges and spoons or Texas rigging worms and lizards and fishing dead fall piled up along the bends of the river channel

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spring training, according to this week’s edition of “USA Sports Weekly”. e MLBPA issued a statement which said “the players sitting out a portion of spring training in protest of a suppressed free agent market was not a ‘recommended course of action’ from the union.” Last week prominent agent Brodie Van Wagenen accused owners of collusion to suppress the market and suggested that an angry and motivated group of players might boycott spring training to send a message. Collusion is almost impossible to prove. Tanking and taking the cookie-cutter, follow-the-leader approach--“e Astros and Cubs pulled it off. So can we!”—makes more practical sense. You must recall that not too many years ago both franchises stripped their rosters from all the aging, high dollar players and used young prospects from their farm teams obtained in trades for the aging veterans. Both the Cubs and Astros suffered with 100-plus loss seasons, but came right back the following season to win the World Series. e Astros accepted this in 2012 and ’13 as their plan to rebuild bottomed out. ey refused to pay market value for big names who would add only a few wins to already-dead seasons. e term “tanking” refers to a team that strips itself of high-dollar stars and reduces the team payroll in half or better. en the team finishes that season in the cellar and obtains more draft dollars money from MLB to main-

From Page 1B tain parity. “Why give Free Agent A $80 million for five years when you can pay the minimum for comparable production from Players B, C and D and have the latter under team control for years?” a Houston Chronicle article pointed out last week. ose complaining the loudest about the free agent situation are some of the sport’s most prominent agents like Scott Boras and Van Wagener, “who have been spewing biased gibberish for years, all while piling up the game’s best talent and lining their pockets when the stars get paid”, the Chronicle concluded. KWICKIES…I never heard the name Ted Potter, Jr. until this weekend when he won the prestigious Pro Golf Tour AT&T Pro Am Pebble Beach Championship by three strokes over some pretty prominent names like Dustin Johnson, Chez Reavie, Phil Mickelson and Jason Day. Potter was out of golf for two years recovering from a broken ankle that required two surgeries—one to insert 12 screws and two plates and another to remove all that hardware. His biggest paycheck was $33,000 before receiving one for $1.332 million and a return to the Masters. Several Orange County high school football players committed to play at the next level at last week’s National Signing Day. Bridge City had two players— Josh Sanders (UT-Permian Basin) and Hunter Denson (Blinn College); West OrangeStark also had two—Blake Robinson (Lamar) and Paul Ivory (Davidson); Little Cypress-Mau-

riceville had Chris Winters (Tyler Junior College) and Vidor had Joe Ciccio (University of Arkansas-Monticello). Another virtually untested NFL player struck gold last week when quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo came to terms with the San Francisco 49ers for a recordbreaking five-year contract worth $137.5 million, with an average annual value of $27.5 million per season. is is $500,000 more than the previous high reached last year by Detroit’s Matthew Stafford. A speaking of big money, Clemson’s defensive coordinator Brent Venables became the second assistant college football coach to reach the $2 million plateau. Venables joins LSU defensive coordinator Dave Aranda as the only college assistants to annually make $2 million. Aranda recently received a contract worth $2.5 million. Former NFL quarterback Frank Reich was introduced yesterday as the new head football coach for the Indianapolis Colts. Reich was the second offensive coordinator to be introduced by the Colts in the last five days. New England’s Josh McDaniel reneged on a deal to take the Indianapolis job to replace Chuck Pagano, who was fired minutes after the Colts’ final game of the season. Remember it was Reich who engineered that great comeback of the Buffalo Bills over the Houston Oilers many years ago. JUST BETWEEN US…A name we haven’t heard for a while—Johnny Manziel-popped up Monday on ESPN’s “First Take.” e story claims that Manziel is “clean and sober” and is taking medication after being diagnosed as being bipolar. He has been training real hard in hopes of an NFL comeback. I won’t believe he is ready for the NFL until he gets some help for his alcoholism problem!!

Dirty water requires special tactics to find the big biters OUTDOORS WEEKLY CAPT. CHUCK UZZLE FOR THE RECORD

Any tackle geek knows they are the next great weapon in the angling arsenal, saltwater spinnerbaits have come to the coast and the redfish have a new enemy. ey come in array of different colors and each one does a little something different that sets it apart from the competition. Truth be told there are 2 basic styles and they both do a great job catching fish. e most common style is the “safety pin” style, famous in bass fishing circles and the one most known by Texas anglers. e other is the “in line” version, a recruit from the north that was made famous on walleye lakes. Both of these baits have come to the tackle forefront and are producing excellent catches of several saltwater species, most notably redfish. For many years several of the guides on Sabine Lake, including myself, fished clients on both Sam Rayburn and Toledo Bend as well as Sabine. Over the years we found several baits that crossed the line from fresh to salt and produced in both environments. Plugs like the Rat-l-trap, Rogue, tube jigs and others stayed in our tackle boxes no matter where we fished. e spinnerbait joined that list when we found out we could catch largemouth bass and redfish in the same brackish water marshes that surround our area. Many times while night fishing on the Sabine River we caught mixed stringers containing both bass and redfish, the bait worked so well we turned our friends and clients onto the program. Now the rest of the fishing world has come to know the secret that many Louisiana anglers have known for years, the spinnerbait has a place in saltwater. e typical pattern for using spinnerbaits in saltwater involves off colored water where sight fishing is difficult. e thump or vibration that

Redfish will readily search out a bait in off colored water. blades put out is a top choice fish finding tool. Not only does the spinnerbait vibration make it easier to find fish you can cover plenty of water with the bait as well. A perfect example would be the “speed method” that B.A.S.S. angler Kevin Van Damm applies, he makes hundreds more cast than other guys on tour because he fishes his spinnerbaits so aggressively. By covering so much water you can rule unproductive areas quicker and with more confidence. Now the spinnerbait can also be used in the clear water as well, they will catch fish in these

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Colburn or extended points. Believe it or not….we detested hydrilla! So, here we are forty years later crying about the lack of that same hydrilla. Admittedly, that grass greatly expanded the productive fishing acreage and proved to be the number one contributor to Toledo Bend’s ascent to the top of the best lakes in the United States. “You were here much earlier than I was,” said Lance, “but I have learned a lot in the past twenty years. I’d be willing to bet that I have caught more bass over nine pounds in that time than you have caught since the day you started fishing up here,”

From Page 1B he added with a hint of a smirk. “Unlike guides or tournament fishermen that are forced to do otherwise, I fish only for big fish. I figured out a man’s number of days spent fishing are numbered and I am not afraid to zero so long as I am in the hunt for another big bass. I have caught at least four bass over nine pounds each of the last six years,” pointed out Lance, “and last February alone I caught three over ten pounds.” He doesn’t consider those to be Fork-like numbers, but few folks I know could say the same. He is willing to share his secrets, but not his spots. He


fishes only a jig and craw worm or a slow-rolled spinner bait with a single Colorado blade. He fishes no shallower than eight feet nor deeper than 14 feet. “at magic depth may change a foot or so on either end depending on the lake level,” says Lance. “I really prefer the level around the 170 mark, but we have learned that is playing with fire anymore for folks living below the dam. My best advice for a fishermen looking for his first ten-pound bass is to start targeting “big fish only” tomorrow morning!”

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The Orangefield High School band competed at solo and ensemble contest on Friday, February 9th and the Orangefield High School band members competed in the Region 10 UIL Solo & Ensemble competition. The Jazz Band recieved a "Superior" rating: Members are Saxophone-Shea Nugent, Michael Blaine, Nikolas Boyett; Trombone-Jesse Wilson; Tuba - Ethan Tait; Trumpet - Porter Welch, Katherine Scott, Emma Wells; Piano - Kristen Courmier; Guitar - Adam Cain; Bass - Cameron Guyote and Percussion-Sean Russell, Micheal Durbin. Also, Emma Wells, Katherine Scott, Kristen Courmier, Jesse Wilson, and Ethan Tait, performed a class 1 brass quintet. The group received a superior rating and advanced to state.

OES students in Mrs. Wolfford's 3rd grade reading classes became paleontologists this week as a culminating activity following their reading story, "The Albertosaurus Mystery, Philip Currie's Hunt in the Badlands." Using special tools, students enjoyed digging out the chips in chocolate chip cookies without breaking the cookie! Using the Scientific Method, students were able to make predictions and draw conclusions about their experiment. They also enjoyed learning about Otzi, the 5,300 year old mummy found in 1991, who scientists still study today in Bolzano, Italy.

Four Bobcats earned medals in the Vidor Invitational Tennis tournament this past Friday. Girls Doubles’ Megan Ibeck and Jennifer Swift took the gold in the B bracket. Swift and Ibeck had wins against Silsbee, Memorial and Kirbyville to medal in their division. Once again, mixed doubles team represented the Orangefield Bobcats well. Christie Luoung and Luke Truncale defeated Hardin Jefferson and Woodville before coming up short against Jasper. They placed second in the Mixed B Double division. Orangefield will participate in the Kountze Invitational next week.

Uzzle conditions also. In the marshes around Sabine and Calcasieu we will routinely throw spinnerbaits at redfish we can see. A favorite technique is to pull the spinnerbait up to the fish and vary the retrieve by either allowing the bait to fall or “helicopter” down or to twitch the bait causing the skirt to flare out and mimic a wounded fish. Both of those techniques will result in bone jarring strikes from hungry redfish. Now there are several different things you can do to an average spinnerbait that will make it more attractive to redfish. e most common is to remove the synthetic rubber skirt and replace it with a soft plastic;

From Page 2B something with a paddle type tail is preferable. e combination of the blades and the paddle tail will put out extra vibration and the profile will look like a small shad or mullet, a winning formula to say the least. If you use a skirted spinnerbait you can also add a foam earplug or piece of sponge along the shank of the hook, this will add profile, buoyancy, and also hold any type of scent or attractant much longer. e spinnerbait is an age old lure that has found a home in saltwater and should also have a home in your tackle box. Give them a try because they will certainly make you a better and more productive angler.


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Pham named OF Student of February Orange County

e Bridge City Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the February Student of the Month for Orangefield High School is Ngoc Pham. Ngoc was presented her certificate and gift bag by Bridge City Chamber Ambassador Beth Arnold, Marketing Director of Wellspring Credit Union at the February coffee hosted by Anytime Fitness. She received gift certificates and gifts from: e Classy Peacock, COS Printing, Wellspring Credit Union, Tiger Rock Martial Arts of Bridge City, Bridge City Bank, Sabine River Ford, Sabine Federal Credit Union, Complete Staffing, Bridge City Walmart, Neches Federal Credit Union, Best Day Spa, and Five Point Credit Union. Ngoc is the daughter of Ha Nguyen and Ut Le. She has a GPA of 3.86 and is ranked 31 of 104. Ngoc’s awards and honors include: National Honor Society Big “O” for English I – 2015 Big “O” for Horticulture – 2015 Perfect Attendance Award – 2016 Big “O” for Spanish I – 2016 Big “O” for Business Information Management – 2016 Big “O” for PE -2016 Big “O” for WEBTECH – 2017 Big “O” for World History – 2017 Ngoc’s clubs and organizations include:

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Pictured left to right: Superintendent Stephen Patterson, Ambassador Beth Arnold, Mother Ut Le, Student of the Month Ngoc Pham, Counselor Candi Patterson, and Principal Zach Quinn. National Honor Society Teacher, said, “Ngoc is a sweet Mrs. Trawhon, Activities CoMember young lady who is very attentive ordinator, said, “Ngoc is quiet, Student Council Member in class. She always has a smile but strives for perfection in all Spanish Club Member and a kind word. She has joined of her endeavors. I had the TAFE Member the TAFE (Texas Association of privilege of being her ProfesIn community service, Ngoc Future Educators) group that I sional Communications teacher has volunteered at the South- sponsor, and I have really en- a few years ago. Ngoc’s work east Texas Food Bank, Good- joyed having her in the club. ethic is superior, and she aims will, and OHS foe teachers, and Congratulations Ngoc, well de- for excellence in academics. served!” works at Polished Nail Salon. She is kind and thoughtful and Mrs. Patterson, Counselor, always has a smile to share with Mrs. Droddy, Technology Teacher, said, “Ngoc is such a said, “Ngoc is one of the kindest those around her. Ngoc is the kindhearted young lady. She al- students I have ever had the perfect example of an Orangepleasure to know. Her sweet field High School bobcat!” ways gives her best effort.” Mrs. Johnson, Government smile and quiet spirit make After graduation, Ngoc plans everyone feel joy. I know she to attend college at Lamar State will do amazing things in the fu- College Orange. ture.” Mrs. Jenkins, Chemistry Teacher, said, “Ngoc is always giving 110%. She works hard and sets high goals for herself. She has such a sweet disposition and makes me smile each day. Ngoc is a great example of why teachers love our jobs.” 409-735-5305


In December, the Orange County Appraisal District mailed out a Hurricane Harvey Damage Questionnaire. at questionnaire asked you to report the depth of water that you received inside your home or business as well as a brief description of the damage remaining as of January 1, 2018. ey have received around 4,000 questionnaires in their office to date. ey are asking that you please respond to the questionnaire whether you flooded or not so that they can update their records and maps. It’s very important that they get this information in so that if any adjustment is needed due to the remaining damages those

adjustments can be made prior to the Notice of Appraised Values being mailed out. If you have misplaced yours, there are two ways to submit this information, access questionnaire by clicking the link Hurricane Harvey Questionnaire (found on their website homepage:, or go by their office at 9157 Interstate 10 in Orange. In order to have the adjusted value show up on the 2018 Notice of Appraised Value the questionnaires need to be submitted by March 9, 2018. ey will still accept them after that date but any adjustments will not be reflected on the Notice of Appraised Value.

Three Orangefield High School students competed in the Region 10 UIL Solo & Ensemble contest on February 3. Tyler Bailey, Lyla Boudreaux, and Michael Jones each performed a Class I solo and received a superior rating, which qualifies them to advance to the state contest.

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Local Beekeeper Claire Smith, left, holds an extractor which helps her process up to 100 lbs. of honey in her home. Orange Golden K Kiwanis Club President Margaret Light asked many questions, along with other members, at the club's Feb. 7 meeting about the fascinating world of breeding bees. Golden K meets every Wed., 9-10 a.m., in the Orange Salvation Army Meeting Room, MLK & Strickland Drives. Coffee is served, and guests are always welcomed. Please call 409-886-5739 for information.

Birds of prey come to Livingston State Park Lake Livingston State Park has partnered with EarthQuest to offer a one-of-a-kind Birds of Prey program March 24. An experienced falconer will give two presentations on these magnificent and amazing birds throughout the day. During each presentation, the falconer will showcase several different birds of prey and the adaptations that enable these birds to be masters of the sky. e birds may even take to the sky to show off their skills of flight and demonstrate how they spot and catch their prey. e first presentation begins at 10 a.m. and second will be at 2 p.m. Falconers and rangers will be on hand for photos, to answer questions and share informa-

tion on the birds. EarthQuest is providing the park visitors this experience at no cost to the park and will be accepting donations to further their mission of education, and to provide for the rescue and care of birds of prey. EarthQuest is a nonprofit environmental education organization, dedicated to the education of the public as to their impact on the natural world. Regular park entrance fees of $5 per adult will apply for admission into the park. Children 12 and under are always free. For more information on this and other programs at Lake Livingston State Park visit the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department website.

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

Poser Social Media Tip #39: When posting photos of yourself with the deer you falsely claim to have just harvested, be sure to pin the location; it helps game wardens when they come to investigate. After spotting Facebook photos of a woman with a mule deer buck she claimed to have shot, game wardens ran a quick check, and learned she did not have a hunting license. The pinned location of the posted images appeared to be a ranch in Brewster County enrolled in the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Managed Lands Deer


program, which carries certain tagging and harvest log requirements. After identifying the individual’s boyfriend, who also appeared in the photos, the wardens went to the hunting camp to sort things out. When questioned, the boyfriend told wardens he had killed the buck, legally, and showed them the deer head and MLD tag with his name on it. He then confessed his girlfriend made the initial shot on the deer, and he dispatched the buck due to her misplaced shot. She only claimed it to show off because she is a city girl, he said. Upon further investigation, it was found only the backstraps were saved and the remaining carcass was dumped because “the deer was old.” Multiple citations were issued and the deer was seized.

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Katelynn Haynes was named the January Student of the Month at Bridge City High School. Pictured, from left, are Lucy Fields, Katelynn Haynes, Larry Haynes, Aliceson Haynes, Nikki Harris, and Terry Stuebing.

Haynes named BC Student of Month e Bridge City Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the January Student of the Month for Bridge City High School is Katelynn Haynes. Katelynn was presented her certificate and gift bag by Ambassador/Director Lucy Fields, Bridge City Council Member, at the February Networking Coffee hosted by Anytime Fitness. She received gift certificates and gifts from: e Classy Peacock, COS Printing, Wellspring Credit Union, Tiger Rock Martial Arts of Bridge City, Bridge City Bank, Sabine River Ford, Sabine Federal Credit Union, Complete Staffing, Bridge City Walmart, Neches Federal Credit Union, and Best Day Spa. Katelynn is the daughter of Aliceson and Larry Haynes. She is ranked #10 of 197 with a GPA 4.44. Katelynn’s Awards and Honors include: • Four Year All Region Band Member • Two-year UIL Marching Band Area Finalists • Co-Head Drum Major – 2017-18 • Assistant Drum Major – 2016-17 • One Act Play Honorable Mention and AllStar Cast Individual – 2015-16 • One Act Play Team Area Competition – 2015-16 & Regional Competition – 2016-17 • Debate UIL State Student Congress – 201518 • TAFE – District – 2015-18, 2nd Place State – 2016-17, & National Level – 2016-17 Katelynn’s Clubs and Organizations include: • Four Year Member Concert/Marching Band & Squad Leader – 2015-16 • One Act Play: Supporting Cast – 2017-18, Ensemble Member – 2016-17, & Leading Actress – 2015-16 • Academic Team/Quizbowl – 2014-18 • Captain – 2018 • Debate – 2015-18 & Co-Captain – 2017-18 • Drama Club – 2015-18 & Co-Captain – 2017-18 Katelynn has volunteered at Medical Center of Southeast Texas – Junior Volunteer, Hurricane Harvey Relief, and Soup Kitchen.

Tami Goss, Director of Bands, said, “Katelynn Haynes is an outstanding student on many different levels. She is academically gifted, excels in all of the fine arts, and is a strong leader to all of her peers. She has been an assistant and co-head drum major of the band and is a very talented French horn player. ough very talented, the qualities that I respect most in Katelynn are her strong moral character and faith in her higher power that shines bright for all to see.” Don Miller, Social Studies Department Chair & UIL Coordinator, said, “Katelynn Haynes is a very hard-working student with a great personality. One of the things that amazes me about Katelynn is her initiative to get things done. She is an extremely talented speaker which she has proven by qualifying for the UIL State Student Congress for a third year in a row. She is also involved in a number of other school activities such as the Academic Team and UIL One-Act Play. I can say that Katelynn pushes herself to do the best in whatever she does.” Stacy Webb, eatre/Media Communications Teacher, said, “I have had the pleasure to spend much time with Kate during the last three years, as she has been a leading factor in our school’s One Act Play. She is an extremely talented young lady. e very first time she auditioned for the Cardinal eatre, she received the leading role in our UIL Competition One Act Play, “e Anatomy of Grey”. She was fantastic, and received many awards and metals, even without formal training. is is a testament to her work ethic, one of which is the best I’ve encountered in 16 years of teaching. I look forward to her current role as Elsa Dowdall in “e Red Velvet Cake Wars”, her first role in a comedic production. I have full confidence that she will create something special for her audience and cast members.” When asked about her future plans, Katelynn said, “I plan to pursue a career in political science.”

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Lenten Season Begins

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In his message for the upcoming Lenten season which began Feb. 14, Pope Francis urged people to renew their enthusiasm for the faith, using this season of prayer, fasting and almsgiving as an opportunity to stoke the flame of charity in their heart. “Above all, I urge the members of the Church to take up the Lenten journey with enthusiasm, sustained by almsgiving, fasting and prayer,” the Pope said. “If, at times, the flame of charity seems to die in our own hearts, know that this is never the case in the heart of God! He constantly gives us a chance to begin loving anew.” At the Easter Vigil, we will light the Easter candle, he said, explaining how it symbolizes a “new fire,” and will “slowly overcome the darkness and illuminate the liturgical assembly.” “May the light of Christ rising in glory dispel the darkness of our hearts and minds,” he continued. “By listening to God’s word and drawing nourishment from the table of the Eucharist, may our hearts be ever more ardent in faith, hope and love.” Written on the Solemnity of All Saints, the Pope’s message for Lent is on the theme: “Because of the increase of iniquity, the love of many will grow cold (Matt. 24:12).” In the message, he warned against both cold hearts and “false prophets,” which he said tempt us to be led and enslaved by our emotions, or by a desire for wealth. “How many of God’s children are mesmerized by momentary pleasures, mistaking them for true happiness!” he wrote. This is the core of Pope Francis’ Lenten message: to draw attention to the fact

that there are many experiences which “whittle away all of [our] enthusiasm and zeal” for the faith, Cardinal Peter Turkson told CNA Feb. 6. Head of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human

“How I would like almsgiving to become a genuine style of life for each of us!” the Pope said. “How I would like us, as Christians, to follow the example of the Apostles and see in the sharing of our

Pope Francis.

Development, he said that living as a disciple of Jesus has a lot of challenges, and therefore Francis’ message highlights the need to rekindle the fire of our faith. “Love can become cold because there are very many things which prevent it from sustaining the warmth of enthusiasm that it had,” Turkson explained. Therefore, this message invites us, through prayer, fasting and almsgiving, to re-inspire our love of God and neighbor. “And this is crucial because all the good works that we decide to do… are all animated by a sense of love,” he continued. Seeing the problems in the world and within ourselves, the solution is to turn to the Church, Pope Francis said, because along with the truth, she “offers us in the Lenten season the soothing remedy of prayer, almsgiving and fasting.” One of the biggest obstacles to charity, he continued, is the evil of greed of money, which is what almsgiving helps to counteract.

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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:


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

possessions a tangible witness of the communion that is ours in the Church!” Almsgiving is very fitting during Lent, he continued, but added that he hopes that “even in our daily encounters with those who beg for our assistance, we would see such requests as coming from God himself.” Almsgiving, along with prayer and fasting, are intended as instruments to fight both sin within ourselves and its effect on the world. For from greed, follows “the rejection of God and his peace,” he said. We begin to prefer “our own desolation rather than the comfort found in his word and the sacraments.” Greed also may lead us to violence, he noted, pointing to how we lash out, in particular, at those we think threaten the “certainties” of our lives, such as the unborn child, the elderly and infirm, the immigrant, or even just the neighbor “who does not live up to our expectations.” Almsgiving is a way of setting us free from greed, ac-

knowledging that “what I possess is never mine alone.” In fasting, too, we are given the opportunity to grow, he said, both by experiencing the hunger that many people around the world experience daily, and by expressing our own “spiritual hunger and thirst for life in God.” “Fasting wakes us up. It makes us more attentive to God and our neighbor. It revives our desire to obey God, who alone is capable of satisfying our hunger,” he said. He explained that devoting more time to prayer also helps us to root out vice from our hearts and to find consolation in God, who is our Father and who “wants us to live life well.” “Lent summons us, and enables us, to come back to the Lord wholeheartedly and in every aspect of our life,” the Pope said. “With this message, I would like again this year to help the entire Church experience this time of grace anew, with joy and in truth.” He also said that the Church would again be celebrating the “24 Hours for the Lord” initiative, which is a day for the whole Church to focus on the celebration of the sacrament of reconciliation, within the context of Eucharistic adoration. This year, it will take place March 9-10, he said, inspired by the words of Psalm 130:4, “With you is forgiveness.” In each diocese, at least one church will remain open for twenty-four consecutive hours, he said, offering opportunities for adoration and sacramental confession. Led by Pope Francis, “24 Hours for the Lord” is a worldwide initiative which points to confession as a primary way to experience God’s merciful embrace. It was launched in 2014 under the auspices of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization.

Faith United Methodist Church 8608 MLK• Orange • 886-1291 Pastor: Keith Tilley

Sunday Morning Grow Groups 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship 10:50 a.m. Nursery Provided. Youth 5:30 pm Youth Band 7 pm (

Harvest Chapel 1305 Irving St. • West Orange •409-313-2768

Wed. Bible Study - 6 p.m. Worship 7:30 p.m. VIM Youth 6 p.m.

Sunday Worship 10 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Nightly Service 6 p.m. Wednesday Night Service: 6 p.m.

Intercessory Prayer Daily 9:00 a.m.

Pastor: Ruth Burch

Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Worship 11 a.m. and 7 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

First United Methodist Church Orange 502 Sixth Street 886-7466 9:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship in the Praise Center 11:00 a.m. 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

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., Monday ‘Compassionate Friends’ 6 p.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 Ray McDowell. Worship Director: Leslie Hicks, 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

Wesley United Methodist Church

401 N. 37th St. Orange 409-886-7276

Pastor: Randy Branch Sunday School 10 a.m. Worship Service 11 a.m. Bible Study Wednesday 6 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

First Baptist Church of Bridge City 200 W. Roundbunch • 735-3581

Interim Pastor Rev. Lynn Ashcroft Pastor Douglas Shows Sunday schedule: Bible study 9:15 a.m., Celebration service 10:30 a.m., Youth bible study, dicipleship classes 5:30 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30 p.m. Children’s activities.


OF ORANGE COUNTY 673 FM 1078 • Orange • 409-718-0269 Bible Studies for Men and Women • Monday 6 p.m. Bible Studies for Co-Eds • Monday 6:30 p.m. Bible Studies for Women • Tuesday 10:00 a.m. Bible Studies & Youth Activities • Wed. 6:30 p.m.

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West Orange Christian Church

900 Lansing Street • West Orange • 882-0018 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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HOUSE FOR SALE For Sale - Owner Finance at 824 Moss a 4 BR / 1 BA, large lot, 2 story, fenced yard. Needs some work. $22,500 409-221-7365

FOR RENT 1 BR /1 BA fully furnished apartment for ren in Historic Orange area. No pets, $500 deposit with $650 monthly rent. Washer, Dryer and all appliances included. Please call 409-779-6580 ROOMMATE WANTED

Looking for a roommate: Single Roommate has to be employed or in collage. No Felonies, references will be checked. $450.00 a month to include kitchen privileges, washer & dryer. Big bedroom w/walk in closet with full bathroom. 409-2168904.

FOR SALE I have a sofa bed for $100, chest of drawer $40, kitchen table w/ 4 chairs $100, coffee table w/ 2 matching end tables $40, new kin g size comforter w/ matching skirt & pillows $30, paradise indian doll in box $20. 409-746-3532

TRAILER FOR SALE Brand New Travel trailer for sale. 30 ft long never been slept in. Financed at a bank and owe a little over 20k on it. Looking for somebody to take over the notes. call 409553-1686 for more info.




Free oak firewood in LCM area. Call 409-779-3665 ask for Ron.

LOST & FOUND A gray male tabby cat showed up at my house about 4 weeks ago off Pinemont off I10 in Orange. You can tell he is a inside cat. If he is yours please call me at 409-238-5191.

Services Moving / Demolition crew for tear out, sheetrock & flooring removal, furniture moving. Local & Affordable. Satifaction guaranteed. Call or text 409-474-9125 or 409-988-6106 Housecleaning, Patic cleaning, yard cleaning, room clean out and much more. Call Flower Power ya’ll & put your feet up. 409-599-4914

GUITAR LESSONS I give guitar lessons in formal, classic, jazz, old school rock & roll, popular music, country lead guitar, bass and I am a keyboard player. Call for more info. 409-2168904.

HELP WANTED Drivers wanted, Class-A CDL: with Increased Pay & New Trucks and Dedicated Routes No CDL? No Problem! Call Swift Today! 855-292-2945

day’s at 7p.m. in the Library at St. Henry’s Catholic Church Education building located at 475 W. Roundbunch Rd. Bridge City. For more information please contact Cindy at 749-9036 or Mike 718-0333.


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Al-Anon can help if someone close to you has a drinking or addiction problem. Al-Anon meets Sundays & Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m., North Orange Baptist Church, 4775 N. 16th St. (Rear), Orange, TX. Call 9889886 or 474-2171 for more info. Al-Anon meetings are held on Thurs-




Apply in person at 1265 Texas Ave, Bridge City

• Penny Record Office: 333 West Roundbunch, Bridge City • County Record Office: 320 Henrietta, Orange Note: Offices Closed On Wednesday


RAPE AND CRISIS CENTER of SETX provides critical services for those in crisis due to sexual assault, rape, suicide or general crisis. 24 Hour Hot line is provided for crisis intervention,. Our number is 1-800-7-WE-CARE or 1-800-793-2273 NOTICE: Vehicle stored at Gilbeaux’s Towing and Transport Inc. 058449 VSF

16527 Hwy 62 S. Orange, TX 77630 PH (409) 886-0007 Total charges cannot be computed until the vehicle is claimed, storage charges will accrue daily until the vehicle is released. Must demonstrate proof of ownership and pay current charges to claim vehicle. Vin#No Vin/ No Plate

94 Honda Motorcycle Owed $374..45 Vin#1FDRF3GT7FEA47668


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Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of SHIRLEY ELIZABETH HUDSON, previously known as SHIRLEY E. SINGLETARY, Deceased, were issued on February 13, 2018, in Cause No. P18060, pending in the County Court at Law of Orange County, Texas, to: Richard L. Singletary. 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 CHESTER A. JAMES, III. a/k/a CHESTER ALFONSO JAMES, III, Deceased, were issued on February 9, 2018, in Cause No. P17941, pending in the County Court at Law of Orange County, Texas, to: Charles Allen James. 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 of Administration for the Estate of ROSE J. S PEC TO R , Deceased, were issued on the February 8, 2018, in Cause No. P18049, pending in the County Court at Law of Orange County, Texas, to: James R. Spector. 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.

Richard L. Singletary c/o: Stephen C. Howard Attorney at Law 903 W. Green Avenue Orange, Texas 77630

Charles Allen James c/o: Stephen C. Howard Attorney at Law 903 W. Green Avenue Orange, Texas 77630

Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of SHARON MARY BELK a/k/a SHARON M. BELK, Deceased, were issued on February 6, 2018, in Cause No. P18040, pending in the County Court at Law of Orange County, Texas, to: Richard Daniel Belk a/k/a Richard D. Belk. 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.

DATED the 13th day of February, 2018.

DATED the 9thth day of February, 2018.

Stephen Howard

Stephen Howard

Email: steve@stevehoward-

Email: steve@stevehoward-

Email: steve@stevehoward-

Stephen Howard Attorney for: Richard L. Singletary State Bar No.:10079400 903 W. Green Avenue Orange, TX 77630 Phone: (409)883-0202 Fax: (409)883-0209

FIELD WORKERS Two (2) temp positions; approx. 10 months; job to begin 3/15/17 through 1/15/18; Duties: to operate all types of farm equipment including trucks and vehicles during field maintenance in the sugar cane and grain fields. Farm maintenance includes but not limited to cutting grass and limbs of trees, cleaning of fence rows and ditches and shovel work to maintain field drainage; planting of sugarcane by hand; planting of grain in the fields; farm, field and housing sanitation duties; operation and performing minor repairs and maintenance of farm vehicles and equipment. Must be 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 and lift 50lbs or more. 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. $10.69 per hour; 35 hrs a week; mon-fri; OT may vary but not guaranteed; 3 months experience required in job offered. All work tools provided. Housing and transportation provided to workers who can not 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 Newton Cane Co. located in Bunkie, LA. Qualified applicants may call employer for interview (318) 346-4403 or may apply for this position at their nearest State Workforce located at 304 Pearl St., Beaumont, TX 77701 and reference LA job order #664411.

Stephen Howard Attorney for: Charles Allen James State Bar No.:10079400 903 W. Green Avenue Orange, TX 77630 Phone: (409)883-0202 Fax: (409)883-0209

c/o: Tommy Gunn Attorney at Law 202 S. Border Street Orange, TX 77630

Richard Daniel Belk c/o: Stephen C. Howard Attorney at Law 903 W. Green Avenue Orange, Texas 77630

Dated the 8th day of February, 2018.

DATED the 6th day of February, 2018.

Tommy Gunn

Stephen Howard

Tommy Gunn Attorney for: James R. Spector State Bar No.: 08623700 202 S. Border Street Orange, TX 77630 Phone: (409)882-9990 Fax: (409)882-0613

Stephen Howard Attorney for: Richard Daniel Belk State Bar No.:10079400 903 W. Green Avenue Orange, TX 77630 Phone: (409)883-0202 Fax: (409)883-0209



Notice is hereby given that original Letters Administration for the Estate of R AY M O N D A. ZALEWSKI, Deceased, were issued on FEBRUARY 8, 2018, in Cause No. P18025, pending in the County Court at Law of Orange County, Texas, to: GERALD C. ROERSMA, JR. 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 Steve Parkhurst Attorney at Law 3515 Mockingbird, St. A Orange TX 77630 DATED the 8th day of February, 2018.

Steve Parkhurst Steve Parkhurst Attorney for:

Gerald C. Roersma, Jr.

State Bar #:00797206 1009 Green Avenue Orange, TX 77630 Phone: (409)8830892 Fax: (409)670-0888 Email: sparkhurst@

The State of Texas To any and all Unknown Heirs and all Persons Interested in the Estate of STACY LYNNE MICHEL, Deceased Cause No. P18072 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 FOR INDEPENDENT ADMINISTRATION AND LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION PURSUANT TO SECTION 401.003 OF THE TEXAS ESTATES CODE AND AN APPLICATION TO DETERMINE HEIRSHIP in this estate on FEBRUARY 8, 2018, requesting that the Court determine who are the heirs and only heirs of Stacy Lynne Michel, 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 Orange County Administration Building, 123 S. 6th St., Orange, Texas 77630. All persons interested in this case are cited to appear before this Honorable Court by filing a written contest or answer to this Application should they desire to do so. To ensure its consideration, you or your attorney must file any objection, intervention or response in writing with the County Clerk of Orange County, Texas. Given under my hand and the seal of the County Court at Law, Orange County, Texas at the office of the Orange County Clerk in Orange, Texas on February 8, 2018. BRANDY ROBERTSON, County Clerk, Orange County, Texas


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