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The       Record

Vol. 58 No. 105

Distributed FREE To The Citizens of Bridge City and Orangefield

Week of Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Low turnout makes cost per vote high Dave Rogers

For The Record

Find the cost of freedom. Orange County and its cities, schools and navigation district are spending close to $500,000 this fiscal year on elections that only 10 percent of registered voters participate in. Orange County taxpayers are paying an average of $16.88 for each vote that’s been cast since last September. These numbers come from a look at voter turnout and budgeted (expected) election expenses for each of the Orange County entities putting on elections in the 2018 fiscal year. Budget years for schools begin in September. For cit-

ies and counties, they start in October. That cost per vote should go down a bit as there is one more election in the county this fiscal year. But turnout is expected to be light for the Tuesday, May 22  Democratic Primary run-off election. Anyone who didn’t vote in the Republican primary can vote in Tuesday’s election, or vote early through Friday. Through the first two days of early voting, only 10 people voted in person. However, Tina Barrow, the County Elections Administrator, did show 297 mail-in ballots received from over65 and non-ambulatory voters. For this election, early voting is being held in four loca-

tions and election day voting will be in the same spots, with the county’s 34 Democratic precincts combined in four polling places. Barrow told Commissioners’ Court Tuesday  that the adjustment would save the

county at least $13,000 by cutting down on election judges on election day. Orange County’s election budget dwarfs all others with Barrow overseeing a yearround Election Administration office and a full-time

staff mandated by the state and offering a variety of election services to the smaller governments. But poor turnout is a problem throughout the county, along with getting candidates to run for office.

Four jurisdictions – the cities of West Orange and Pinehurst, Little CypressMauriceville CISD and Vidor ISD – canceled their elections because no candiCOST OF VOTING Page 3A

BC’s Sister Misty vows lifetime of service

BCISD pitches new ballfield complex

Sister Pearl Ceasar and Father Steve Leger guide Bridge City native Misty Garriga, center, through her Profession of Perpetual Vows to join the Sisters of Divine Providence Saturday at St. Helen Catholic Church. (Photo: Faye Dismukes)

Judy Cole and Patty Collins take the oath of office from Administrative Assistant Jean Magnuson as members of the Bridge City ISD Board of Trustees Monday night. RECORD PHOTO: David Ball

David Ball

For The Record

Todd Lintzen, superintendent for the Bridge City Independent School District, said though the board of trustees held a work session Monday night to discuss proposals and to consider awarding a baseball/softball complex project at Bridge City High School, it’s still very early in the process and everything is tentative. So early in the process, in fact, that dollar amounts aren’t totally set. Clay Richards, architect, said McInnis Construction of Silsbee, was the low bidder out of two qualified bids. Four contractors showed up for the mandatory pre-bid meeting. However, the project is over budget and value

engineering options are being considered to save the district money. Richards said it’s not the construction of the fields that cost so much, but building the concessions stand and restrooms, that must be ADA compliant, that’s the rub. He added that it’s costly running the water lines, utilities, site pavement and a minimum to build at least 10 stalls for the restrooms to be ADA compliant. The concessions stand will be 1,800 square feet in area and the restrooms will be 1,250 square feet in area. Other costs will include turf, demolition, building the dugouts, clay for the infield, etc. The current backstop and lights will be kept for the

Dave Rogers

For The Record

For 15 years after graduating from Bridge City High School in 1996, Misty Garriga worked at being the best middle and high school math teacher in Mauriceville, Bridge City and Round Rock. Then she settled on how she wanted to spend the rest of her life. And when she shared the news with her parents -Lou and Kathy Garriga – and her five brothers and sisters – Rene, John, Theresa, Kevin and Greg – no one was surprised when she said she planned to become a nun. “Their response was, ‘What took you so long? We

all knew you would be a nun,’” Misty said. After another seven years of preparation, that destiny was fulfilled Saturday May 12 at Bridge City’s St. Henry Catholic Church where she made her Perpetual Profession of Vows to the Congregation of Divine Providence and became Sister Misty. About 250 friends and family attended the service conducted by Father Steve Leger of St. Henry and Sister Pearl Ceasar, Superior General of the San Antonio-based CDP. Among those attending were about 40 nuns on a bus from San Antonio and Misty’s family, headed by BC’S SISTER MISTY Page 3A

Bridge City native Sister Misty Garriga listens as Sister Pearl Ceasar, Superior General of the Congregation of Sisters of Divine Providence, speaks at St. Henry Catholic Church Saturday, May 12. (Photo: Faye Dismukes)


Many calling BC ‘home sweet home’ David Ball

For The Record

Lisa Holton moved into her new home in Bridge City at the end of the year. She and her husband, Todd, wanted a smaller space. They plan to do some remodeling inside and out. Orange County Realtors are saying now is a seller’s market. RECORD PHOTO: David Ball

Todd and Lisa Holton discovered they didn’t need as much space as before after they became empty nesters. Lisa said they decided to downsize by moving to a home across town from Larry Ward Drive to Bridgeview Street. Their new home was built in 2004. A detached garage to the home was completed in 2007. “Our taxes kept going up along with the upkeep,” she said.

Now that they’ve settled in, the Holtons are planning do do some adjustments to their new digs. For instance, Lisa said a wall in the dining room will come out be made into a larger room. They will also take out a closet in the entry hallway and expand a bathroom. In the front yard, several shrubs and palm trees were dug up that is now “an eye-pleasing yard.” The kitchen will be redone with new flooring, a larger island, new countertops and new paint to add 200 square feet to the interior.

“Selling our house was stressful as hell. It’s worse than buying,” Lisa said. “It was a gut-wrenching decision (to sell their old house), but it was time. We’ve became debt free with this house. We’re both 57. It’s time to think about retirement. This is more manageable. We have no regrets.” The Holtons are like many others in Orange County — either buying an existing home or building one from the ground up. In fact, realtors said they are holding their own in the housing


market. The Holton’s agent, Wilma Horner of Countryland Properties, said sales are going very well and inventory is low. “Buyers are plentiful, but we like a happy medium. The housing inventory is pretty scarce,” Horner said. She added that the communities of Bridge City, Orangefield, Orange, Vidor and across the river in Jefferson County are plentiful. “People want to get into HOME SWEET HOME Page 3A


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BCCC takes part in CASA re-opening ceremony

I-10 East will be detoured to frontage road Wednesday and Thursday nights Staff Report For The Record

Orange - As part of the I10 reconstruction project, I10 eastbound will be closed with traffic detoured to the frontage road tonight, May 16, 8pm-6am. Traffic will be detoured at the SH87 exit and will reenter the main lanes near 7th Street. North and southbound SH87 will be closed at I10. I10 eastbound will again be closed with traffic detoured to the frontage road Thursday night, May 17, 8pm-6am. Traffic will be detoured at the Simmons Drive exit and will reenter the main lanes past Simmons Drive. South and northbound Simmons Drive will be closed at I10.      All work is weather permitting. Road conditions and traffic updates available on Facebook. com/txdot and For more information, contact  or (409) 8985745. The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce was a part of the CASA of the Sabine Neches Region’s Grand Opening/Ribbon-Cutting celebration held May 9th at their newly refurbished office at 2120 Gloria Dr. in Orange. CASA temporarily used office space in the First National Bank building after being displaced due to flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey. Executive Director, Michelle Jones, and her staff are glad to be “back home” in the beautifully remodeled facility. CASA of the Sabine Neches Region is a non-profit organization that works on behalf of abused and neglected children in Hardin, Jasper, Newton, Orange, Sabine and Tyler Counties with the goal of guiding them to safe and permanent homes. CASA advocates (volunteers), after receiving training, are appointed by judges to be a voice for abused and neglected children in court. Because of their work, these children find a safe, permanent homes. If you are interested in becoming a CASA volunteer, contact Volunteer Coordinator, Nik Vicknair at 409-886-2272.

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OC’s Sister Misty takes vows

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BC development drainage system explained, passed at meeting David Ball

For The Record

Robert Cash, developer for Marsh Estates off of West Roundbunch Road in Bridge City, said his drainage system will become the new adopted standard for Orange County. Cash addressed the Bridge City City Council at their regular meeting Tuesday night. Residents who live nearby said the area is prone to flooding and they think that threat will be elevated if the development goes through. Ultimately, the Council approved the preliminary plat for Marsh Estates on a 15.51 acre tract of land. The vote was 6 to 1 with Councilwoman Tammi Fisette voting no.

The discussion began when Councilman Kirk Roccaforte said there have been some concerns Rutledge about drainage issues. He believed Cash’s plan would relieve some flooding. Cash said he approached Orange County Drainage District and the State of Texas, did a hydrograph study and walked the property several times. He added that they don’t want to create further problems. “We’re regrading the property so that it will drain the other direction,” Cash said. “We will develop a 645-foot

BC’s Sister Misty her father. Lou Garriga was making his first trip to his home church since last November, when he spent eight days on a ventilator. “We weren’t sure he was going to make it,” Misty said. Her father, bedridden since November, was able to be transported from an Orange group home and attend Saturday’s  ceremony in a wheelchair. “He told me, ‘I was there for the other five kids’ weddings. I’ll be there for your vows,’” Sister Misty said. “I feel that God has kept him here to see this day.” The newest nun says she can’t remember when she wasn’t involved in the Catholic Church and its ministry. “I was a good Catholic girl who literally lived right around the corner [from St. Henry] and I did a lot of parish work here, beginning in seventh grade,” Sister Misty said. “I’ve always been involved in ministry. Dad always instilled in us the need to help others and Mom was the one who instilled the prayer side. “As I was working here through high school and especially during college, I found great joy in ministry.” Sister Misty has been working as director of religious education at a parish in San Antonio and she recent-

development because the problem hasn’t yet been fixed. Cash said his plan is part of the solution. The water will have more room to flow downhill. The concrete lining ditch will run from Charlotte Street to a new street to be built. Cash added that the drainage system will be installed prior to homes being built. City manager Jerry Jones said he looked at the property and believes the drainage system will help the entire area. In other council business, it was approved to call a joint public hearing with the Planning and Zoning Commission at 6 p.m.  on  June 5  at city hall immediately prior to

cific need. Her search for a community wasn’t unlike choosing a college, she said. “Each congregation has its own unique spirit,” Sister Misty said. “Like each person has a personality you’re attracted to, a community has its own spirit.” The Congregation of Divine Providence was started in France in the 1700s and arrived in Texas in 1866 with

“Forty is such a milestone. I wanted to get it before I was 40, and I have. I’ve found my path in life,” she said. her experience. “After college, I did the ‘normal’ thing: I dated, had a career and lived on my own, everything I thought was supposed to make me happy,” Sister Misty said. “In time, I realized the relationship I was searching for was a community of sisters that had the same desires and commitment to serve others. So, I began searching for a community in 2010. She explained the terms “community,” “order” and “congregation” are interchangeable to refer to the many groups of like-minded nuns working to meet a spe-

the mission of starting schools in the new state. The nuns opened a school in San Antonio in 1895 that grew to become Our Lady of the Lake College in 1919. There are currently about 130 sisters in CDP, Sister Misty said. “We live out the spirit of abandonment to Divine Providence and trusting that God will provide,” she said. “When I found this group of sisters I did not have to change who I was. I felt it was a place I could call home, where I could become the woman I was called to be.” In 2011, Sister Misty taught during the day at

Providence school in San Antonio, but spent half a year as a CDP “affiliate,” keeping her own place but getting to know the other sisters. She was a “pre-novice” the other half of the year, still teaching and driving her car but now living in the “Main Mother House” with a nun for a roommate. “The goal is to learn to live in the community,” she said, ”getting to know the community and them getting to know me.” Her second and third years were spent as a “novitiate,” also called novice. She abandoned her job and car and moved full-time into the convent and learned the details. “It’s not like two years of school,” she said, “but a time of intense study of congregation life.” She made her first annual profession of vows in 2014 and repeated those vows each year through 2017. Sister Misty was on the back side of her 30s when she took her final vows of poverty, celibacy and obedience as a Sister of Divine Providence last Saturday. She turns 40 in June. “Forty is such a milestone. I wanted to get it before I was 40, and I have. I’ve found my path in life,” she said.

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had a 4.5 percent turnout (2,397 of 53,019) and a budget of $21,000 for a cost per vote of $8.76. The City of Orange mayor

the City Council meeting. Public comments will be heard on a proposed zone change from R-1 (single family residential) to R-3 (multifamily residential) as requested by owner, Chad Landry, located at 158 and 160 Granger, to build duplexes on the property. The Council approved amending Section 12 and Section 17 of the City of Bridge City Council Decorum and Procedures policy to provide procedures for the city to review, approve and place Council and citizen requests on the agenda. Mayor David Rutledge said in the past there has been issues with the procedure and delays waiting on the posting of legal notices, etc. This new


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ly earned a master’s degree in spirituality from the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio. She will be moving back to Southeast Texas in July, when she’ll go to work for the Diocese of Beaumont. She will serve Orange County and Mid-Jefferson County as a coordinator for religious education. She explained the how-to’s of becoming a nun, at least

Cost of voting dates drew opposition. A fifth, Orangefield ISD, scheduled no elections this budget year. Seven local governments held elections in early May and five of them saw fewer than 10 percent of voters show up. West Orange, despite canceling its scheduled council election, held a five-item charter change election. Only 107 of 1,978 registered voters took part, 5.4 percent. City secretary Theresa Van Meter said the city spent $3,182 of the $4,000 it budgeted for the election. Each vote in that election cost $29.73. West Orange-Cove CISD had the highest turnout rate – 14 percent – and the second-lowest cost per vote -$4.96 – on a $7,500 budget. Orange County, with 53,019 registered voters, budgeted $355,000 for election administration in 2018. Barrow requested and received another $40,000 after a hospital district election was called. This budget year, county elections were Nov. 17  for state amendments (1,659 voters, 3.1 percent of those registered); hospital district  Dec. 17(7,600 voters, 14.3 percent turnout); and the state and local primary March 6 (9,128 voters, 17.2 percent). The cost per vote this year in those county-wide elections is $19.70. Orange County Navigation and Port Commission, a county-wide election May 6,

concrete lining ditch and a retention pond that will hold 198,000 gallons of water. It will drain to a state ditch to (FM) 1442. This will allow more capacity flow. We want to ensure we’ll have a negative effect on anyone. We’ve talked to several in the neighborhood. The homes will be from $200,000 to $300,000 so there will be no value loss.” Fisette said she has concerns about retention ponds being dug because Bridge City is too low. Roccaforte said under the plan the water will flow and wait in the pond while other water is moving out. Fisette said she’s concerned about the neighborhood behind the proposed

race drew a 10.4 percent turnout on a $6,000 budget that is $4.94 per vote. Among the other cities, Vidor’s numbers turnout was

4.5 percent on a $4,000 budget and $14.60 per vote; Bridge City’s turnout was 8.3 percent on a $2,275 budget and $5.11 per vote.

policy will streamline the process and make it more accessible to citizens by getting an individual Councilmember assigned and involved in an issue. “It leads to more action to get things done before it becomes a bigger problem and the whole legalistic thing,” he said. Councilman Carl Harbert said the new policy makes the Council more involved. Fisette said it’s more one on one contact. “It’s like a citizen has their own personal Councilmember. I think this will be an improvement,” she said. A City Council workshop is scheduled at 6 p.m. on May 22 to discuss administration of the decorum policy.

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baseball field. The clay for the infield comes from McKinney while the clay for the outfield will be locally sourced. One option is to donate the old stands to another ball park with the receiver covering the cost of removal. There will be no HVAC in the restrooms, but a ventilation system will be installed. There will be HVAC installed in the ticket booth. The concessions stand will also have a pantry and an outside storage room. Trustee Thad Hill asked if the bids were supervised because the district “missed by a whole bunch.” Richards said they were supervised and added that soil conditions are a tough thing to cost estimate. “We missed the dirt work side of it. It could be high at times or it could be low at times,” Richards said. Another option being looked at to save money is to pour less pavement and shorten the run for the water pipes to the concessions stand and restrooms.

Home Sweet Home the Bridge City community. It’s a wonderful place to live. And there’s job opportunities too,” she said. Horner said there was similar phenomenon following Hurricane Rita. After Hurricane Ike she said people were anxious about selling their homes. “This time around people are being educated about buying and selling and they waited,” she said. Countryland started in Mauriceville years ago by Stephen Gault. “We’ve had phenomenal growth,” Horner said. Karla Lozano, with RE/ MAX, said they’re also seeing growth. “We’re receiving multiple offers off the list price. We’re down to half of our inventory. Buyers are making multiple offers on new houses. It’s very strange it would happen here,” Lozano said. She said new construction is occurring in the Colonial Estates subdivision and Orangefield is booming. There’s


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also a new neighborhood behind Game Day Car Wash on FM 1442 and in Bessie Heights. “We’re out of land,” she said. “This is a seller’s market. Now is the time. The market is definitely booming. It’s been like this the last two years. It hasn’t slowed down.” She speculates there could be more development with industrial expansions in Port Arthur and good school districts in Orange County bringing in people to the area. Statistically, RE/MAX in the Beaumont market is rated number 10 in the Top 50 in the nation based on most transaction sides per agent. The median price for a home in Orange County is $143,750, up 10.6 percent compared to March 2017, according to the Beaumont Board of Realtors. Most homes selling for March 2018 are priced from the $100,000 to $199,999 range.

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From The Creaux’s Nest RECORD HEAT-NO RAIN IN SIGHT It’s been over three weeks since we have had a drop of rain at my place. We are in a drought. Anything in containers must be watered daily. With temperatures in the 94 degree range, bumping up to record heat, expected to continue all week, with a slight cool down expected next week. The garden must be watered every couple of days. My major problem with that is the Armadillos. They raid my garden every night. I’ve tried different suggestions. None have worked. Seven Dust won’t keep them away, I even scattered human hair that I was told would keep them away, shooting them means staying awake from midnight to 4 a.m. and then waking up the neighbors with a shot gun blast. If you have any other suggestions I’m willing to try anything. *****Neighbor Cox used to have a large garden. He plowed up the sod and Ms. Ginny planted. She had the green thumb. Now since Ginny has been at the “Golden Years Nursing Center, Cox doesn’t have much of a garden. He still has to water his little crop though because of lack of rain. It’s hard to quit something you have done all of your life.***** I understand a Farmer’s Market will open in Bridge City at the City Park, starting this Saturday. I’m anxious to see what kind of produce the gardeners have been able to raise with no rain and only city water. Some may have a well. I need rain and a way to get rid of Armadillos or I won’t have a crop. *****I’d best get going. Come along, I promise it won’t do you no harm.

FRIENDS CELEBRATING In this week’s birthday list I find some special people I’ve known celebrating their special day. Someone who has been very special to me, in most of a lifetime, is longtime judge Pat Clark, who celebrates today, May 16. How long have I known Pat? His dad, Easuel Clark Jr. and I became friends when we both worked in the campaign of Joe Runnels, Jr., in 1952. Joe was running for mayor of Orange. Clark, a great guy from East Texas, was pure county. He came from a large family with several boys and a couple of girls. Throughout his life he was a carpenter. He and wife Lillie had one son, Pat, who has been a valued friend for many years. Pat and his wife Rosalie, who I’ve also known since her and her late twin sister, Mary Ann, worked in their dad, Frank Todora’s store, has been married many years and raised two girls and a son. Pat and Rosalie are true Orangietts, devoted Catholics and a great example to everyone who knows them. If my memory serves me right, Pat and Sam Lucia went off to college together and both celebrate birthdays on the same day. So Happy Birthday to those two great guys. Also best wished to Margaret Toal, whose birthday is May 22. Medicare and SS is now hers for the asking. Several years have gone by since she was editor of The Record and her friend Amelia Feathers was a writer. Ms. Phyl’s youngest, daughter Karen Gros, celebrates on May 20. What a ride that has been. Also happy 63rd anniversary to Coach Les and Wanda Johnson on May 19.

CONDOLENCES We were sorry to learn of the death of Ernie Willey, 89, who passed away May 11. Service will be held Wednesday, 2 p.m. at Claybar Funeral Home, Orange. We had known this good man for many years. Ernie had a sack full of stories and was an expert on land ownership. He knew who owned what in this part of Orange County. I never met one person who didn’t hold this good man in high esteem. To wife Winnie, son Luther and his siblings and family we extend our deepest sympathy. *****Mary Ann Stanley, 87, passed away May 10. We had known her and her late husband Bill Stanley since the early 1960’s. They raised a large family, including a personal friend, daughter Joyce Dowdle. Our condolences to Joyce and her siblings and family. Please see obituary.

TURNING BACK THE HANDS OF TIME 10 Years Ago-2008 Our buddy city councilman David Rutledge tells us the Bridge City Farmer’s Market will open Saturday, May 31, and each Saturday through June. Venders are invited. Doctor Joe Majors says he can’t wait, he can’t stomach another store-bought tomato. *****The Bridge City class of 1968, joined by some 1967 and 1969 grads, held their 40th class reunion this past weekend. Marilyn Bailey came the farthest arriving Friday from her home in Australia. She is the daughter of the late Joe and Evelyn Bailey. Raised on Cow Bayou, she keeps up with the area by being a regular reader of our website. She was thrilled with the Cow Bayou Bridge being designated as a Historical Bridge. She cites the importance the bridge played in the lives of Bridge City youth in her early days. Joe Bailey’s grounds and the bayou drew many families for weekend outings. She was saddened by the death of her aunt Sue, who was her strength after her parents died. Johnny Montagne hosted and prepared a barbecue for the class Saturday. The music man Lyle Overman furnished the entertainment. The class gathered for a big outing at the KC Hall Saturday night. Most grads said former teacher Moe Litton hadn’t changed much. I agree. Also his daughter, pretty Mickie a ’68 grad, still looks great. Amy Lapeyrolerie, always a

great gal, drove down from Dallas. She could write a great book. Johnny appointed ‘Buckshot,’ Barbara and Roy Dunn chaperones. When Roy walked up one guy said to the other, “I don’t recognize that classmate. The other said, “Me either.” The lady standing nearby whispered, “Whoever he is, he has really aged.”*****Three great guys sworn into office at Pinehurst, Mayor T.W. Permenter, councilmen Bob Williams and John Zerko. John is a true historian about the Pinehurst area. He wrote a poem a few years ago about school classmates. *****Last week the Lunch Bunch met at Robert’s. Roy left me a partial list of the good folks breaking bread. Tommy Willy, Judge Don Peters and pretty court clerk Juanita Tripp, new drainage board member Jimmy Scales and lovely wife Donna, the county’s parks director. Also Judge Carl Thibodeaux, who visited with Dickie Colburn. The two will write a book about Carl’s fishing experiences. It will be called, “Why I gave up fishing for golf.” Constable Dee Aven, who had been worrying about her boy in the thick of fighting in Iraq, was there, along with Joel Steirman, who was celebrating a special day. Judge Janice Menard looked lovely as ever but Roy says she had him wondering about that sheepish grin. She wasn’t telling. Judge Derry Dunn has been pulling double duty at Justice of the Peace Court and in Pinehurst Municipal Court. Judge Joe Parkhurst was traveling alone. His sidekick, Capt. David Peck, had just gotten out of a hospital that morning due to a kidney attack and didn’t feel well enough to attend. Judge Claude Wimberley was also alone. Big brother Jerry was at his lake house. Incoming sheriff, Constable Keith Merritt was accompanied by his lady, Ms. Marlene. She’s a good one. Corky Harmon brought Sprad. It was Corky’s turn to buy. We reported Spradling’s birthday wrong last week. It’s this week, Friday, May 25. Demo chairman Mark Carter, says this is the year of the Democrats, but he might have a hard sell. Cal Broussard says he’s found out that old age is made for cuddling, very little of anything else, even big meals are cut down to little ones. Ronny Herrera came down from Vidor, of course everyone asked about the police chief’s job. Pinehurst city councilman John Zerko stopped by. Mayor Pete Runnels got hung up at the office and others were out of pocket. Cochise was honey-doing for Ms. Judy. *****Birthdays: Bill Pope, longtime Record employee, celebrates May 21.*****Still one of Orange County’s prettiest and sexy, Jean Moreau will reach her 65th on Monday, May 26. ***** Patti Hanks stopped in for a short visit. She was in from Vegas for a four-day stay. She visited daughter Jamie, parents and grandparents. We couldn’t strap her to the editor’s chair even for one day. ***** On July 1, St. Henry Catholic Church will have a new pastor. Father Leger is a native of Port Arthur. *****The 16th. Annual Ed Peveto Crawfish Boil will be Saturday, May 24, starting at 1 p.m. at Jewell Cormier Park.

GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN Obituraries-10 Years Ago-2008 Joe Anne Smith, 74, of Orange, died May 15. Funeral Services were Monday, May 19. Smith graduated from the University of Texas and was the director and teacher at the First Presbyterian Day School then for many years taught at Community Christian School. She is survived by her husband, Clinton L. Smith, her sons, Clinton L. Smith Jr., Eric M. Smith, daughter, Leigh Anne Saperstein, eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.***** Joseph James Gary, 83, of Bridge City died May 15. Funeral service was held Tuesday, May 20. Gary was a U.S. Navy Veteran who served in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He was a member of VFW Post 2775 in Orange and a Past Post Commander. He retired from Texaco Port Arthur. He is survived by sons Rodney Gary, Jeffery Gary, Stuart Gary, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. *****Rena Mae Lobb, 85, of Bridge City, passed away Saturday, May 17. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, May 19. She was a member of the Grand Fraternal Order of the Eagles in Orange serving as president and past president of the Ladies Order. She is survived by her sons, Larry and Tommy, daughters, Judy and Shirley Doiron, six grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren.*****Robert Lee Prosper, 91, “Mr. High Pockets” of Bridge City, died May 17. Funeral service was held Tuesday, May 20. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Navy. He was retired from American Bridge, U.S. Steel in Orange. He is survived by daughters, Catherine Miller and Charlotte Kimball, one granddaughter, and four great-granddaughters.

40 Years Ago-1978 Beth and Louis Dugas ventured to Dallas over the weekend to hold their newborn grand baby while parents; son Clay and wife Nina, received their diplomas at University of Dallas. *****Tammy Sue Titus, the 8-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Titus of Bridge City, was crowned ‘Imperial Miss Golden Triangle’ in Beaumont. *****A 13 cent commemorate stamp honoring Jimmie Rogers will be issued May 24, marking his 81st birthday. The stamp bears the familiar pose of the ‘Father of Country Music.’ The singing brakeman was a native of Meridian, Mississippi. He was born James Charles Rodgers on Sept. 8, 1897. He made his last record May 24, 1933, and died two days later on May. 26. His mother died when he was 4-years-old of tuberculosis. He quit school at age 11 and became a water boy on the M&O. Most laborers were black, so Jimmie picked up elements of their music and they ‘learned’ him how to play the guitar and banjo. TB ended his life. His first Blue Yodel, ‘T for Texas’ sold a million copies. He sold over 20 million records during the Depression. *****Julie Jorgenson was installed as president of the Pilot Club. Other officers installed were Pat Garrett, first vice president; Betty Jo Hurtley, second vice president; Hester Perkins, secretary and Inez Goodman, treasurer. Anna Jean Caffey was installing officer. *****Pretty Connie Gunn Gray and Coach Gray are the proud parents of a baby girl born May 20. She weighed in at 10 pounds, 3 ounces. *****Last week Dayle and Buzzie Gunn celebrated their 17th wedding anniversary. Can you imagine how much advice she has had to listen to in those years? (Editor’s note: Buzz suffered a heart attack at a very young age. This writer still misses him. He was a kick.)***** Bridge City grads from the class of 1978 honored fellow classmates as superlatives. They include Cynthia Solieau and David Jones, ‘Best All-Around,’ Robin Caillouet and Brian Truncale, ‘Most Likely to Succeed,’ and Melissa Harmon and Brian Huckabay, ‘Most Friendly.’

A FEW HAPPENINGS Up to 60 racers from surrounding states will participate in the 5th annual ‘Shootout on the Sabine’ drag boat races on Saturday, May 19 and Sunday May 20, at the City of Orange Boat Ramp, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. There is no charge for this family event. Entertainment begins at 6 p.m., Saturday, featuring music by Jamie Talbert and The Band of Demons. For information contact the Orange Convention and Visitors Bureau at 883-1011.*****Congrats to a fine young man, Hunter Uzzle, who graduated last Thursday from Northwestern where he was on a baseball scholarship. Hunter plans to teach and coach. ‘The Hustler’ will be good at both of those careers. Any parent would be proud to have such a great son. Proud parents are Capt. Chuck and Leslie Uzzle. ***** Our friend Pinehurst city councilman John Zerko came by for a visit. He was extremely proud of his grandson Nathaniel Lane Zerko, who graduated from Lamar Orange last Friday, May 11. John has good reason to be proud; Nathaniel is listed four times in the graduating class program, Associate of Applied Science degree, Information Technology Support specialist, CISCO Network Cyber Security technician, plus Networking and Software Development. Best of luck to this young man and all of his fellow students. May they have a good, productive life. ***** The Lunch Bunch dines at Novrozsky’s this week and at JB’s Barbeque next week. Everyone always welcome. Several from the Bunch have played hooky lately, hope to see them soon.*****Last week, President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran Nuclear deal and reinstate sanctions against the oil-rich country will constrain global supplies pushing up crude and gas prices at the pump. The United States average price is $2.89 and headed up. Don’t count your self a winner on Trump’s small tax break, higher gas prices taketh away. *****The Preakness will be run Saturday. ‘Justify’ must win to have a chance at the Triple Crown. He’s still the favorite but ‘Good Magic,’ the runner up in the Kentucky Derby, is expected to make it exciting in an eight horse, uncrowded race.*****Today we had a visit from Sidney Longron, 86, a native who knows many stories of the area. Most all us old boys remember Sidney running with J.W. “Kid” Henry in or around Orange. Sidney said he hasn’t been able to locate “Kid.” Eddie Sutton is hiding out at Nibletts Bluff, on the Sabine River, in LA. Sidney is old school, not many of us left.

BIRTHDAYS A few folks we know celebrating birthdays this week. May 16: Celebrating today are Mark Simmons, Pat Clark, Samuel Lucia, Sondra Taliaferro and Clay Sims.They are joined by pop singer, Janet Jackson 51, actors  Megan Fox  31,  Pierce Brosnan  64 and  Tori Spelling  44.***** May 17: Today Nickie Wall, Angelea Breaux and Berry Hunt celebrate. Joining them are actors Bob Saget,  61 and Nikki Reed, 28, basketball player Tony Parker, 35 and dancer Derek Hough, 32. *****May 18: Denise, Kim Hanks, Ron Hutchison and Wilson’s better half, V.J. Roberts are a year older today. They are joined by country singer George Strait,  65,  basketball player Reggie Jackson,  71 and actor  Zain Imam,  30.*****  May 19: Cheryl Stone, Harry Dodge, Jean Duplantis, Justin Knight, Leon Carter, Mark Watts, Niki Bennett and Dalayna Sandlin share birthdays on this day. This is also is the 63rd wedding anniversary of Coach Les and Wanda Johnson. Celebrities celebrating today are singers Sam Smith,  25,  Grace Jones,  69,  actress Eleanor Tomlinson,  25, and football player  Archie Manning  68.***** May 20: Today is the birthday of Garrett, Sean and Collin’s mom and our favorite girl Karen Dunn Gros. Also celebrating are David Jones, Patty Dupuis, Kathy Chase Anders and our longtime friend Bill Pope. Celebrating also are pop singer Cher,  71,  race care driver Tony Stewart,  46 and country singer Jon Pardi, 32.*****May 21: Babette Philpott, Hannah Dupuis, James Brous and our friend, pretty June Gregory celebrate today. Joining them are actors Mr. T,  65,  Hutch Dano,  25, driver Tom Daley,  23 and actor  Kevin Quinn,  20.*****  May 22: Celebrating birthdays today are Margaret Toal, and Orange County tax office employee Jackie Tate. They are joined by wrestler Daniel Bryan,  36,  model Naomi Campbell,  47,  singer Johnny Gill,  51 and  actress Maggie Q,  38. 

CAJUN STORY OF THE WEEK Norris Premeaux, him, married the ugliest and laziest of Otis Comeaux’s three ugly daughters. He got himself a job as a long-haul truck driver. He had been on da road two and a half months and still had two weeks to go before he could head home to Breaux Bridge. He first had to deliver a load from California to St. Louis, pick up a load at Youngstown, OH, den he could head home. As he was driving through Nevada, he stopped into a house of ill repute just outside of Vegas. Norris him finds da madam and drops down $500 and says, “Me, I want da ugliest woman you got in da house, and a bologna sandwich.” Da madam her is astonished, “But sir, for dat kind of money you could have one of my finest ladies and a three-course meal.” Norris him, replies, “Listen Cher, I know wat I wants me. I ain’t horney, Cher, I’m homesick me.”

CES’T TOUT Don’t expect sports betting in Texas. The United States Supreme Court is clearing the way for states to legalize betting on sports events. Expanding gambling in Texas has been a non-starter for many years. Religious leaders, conservative groups and Republican legislative leaders have kept the lid on expansion.*****I’ve run out of time, thanks for yours. Please read us cover to cover. Tell our advertisers we sent you. Take care and God bless.


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Golden K Kiwanis to meet Anyone who knows Margaret Toal, knows she has an awesome album of stories to share from her life. Come hear Margaret's amazing tales from 9-10 a.m. on Wed., May 16, hosted by Golden K Kiwanis, in the meeting room in the Salvation Army Building, at the corner of MLK and Strickland in Orange. Coffee will be served. en speaking to Golden K Kiwanis on Wed., May 23, 9-10 a.m. at the Orange Salvation Army Meeting Room will be newly elected Orange Mayor Larry Spears, Jr. He will have officially been sworn-in the previous day at 9 a.m. at the Orange Council Chambers at the side of the Orange Public Library. e Salvation Army Building is located at MLK and Strickland. Coffee will be offered.

Fraternal Order of Eagles Bar-B-Que Dinner e Fraternal Order of Eagles will be selling BarB-Que dinners on ursday, May 17th from 11am to 2 pm, e dinners will consist of leg quarters, link, potato salad, coleslaw, onions, pickles, bread and dessert. e dinners are $8.00, dine in or carry out. If you call we will have dinners ready and can deliver with orders of 3 or more. For orders you can call 409-886-7381 and the Eagles is located at 803 N. 28th St. in Orange. ank you for your support.

Friends of the Depot meeting e regular meeting of the board of directors and volunteers of the Friends of the Orange Depot will be held on ursday, May 17, at the Orange Train Depot Museum, 1210 Green Avenue, in Orange. Anyone interested in getting involved with the project is encouraged to attend the bi-monthly meeting. Refreshments are served at 5:00PM and the meeting will begin at 5:30PM. ere will be reports from the Museum Committee and the Depot Day Committee. Depot Day, the annual fundraiser for the organization will be held Saturday, May12, 12-5PM, on the grounds of the depot and will feature trackless train rides, a balloon specialist, face painting, photo booth, small dog contest called Dog Day Af-

ternoon, a band, entertainment by Little Cypress Middle School singers, special Mexican Folk dancing and food booths. Entry forms and other info for the dog show are on the website, For special event rentals of the depot, call Rose at (409)330-1576.

Texas Red Hat Flashers to meet e meeting for the Texas Red Hat Flashers will be ursday, May 17th at Old Orange Cafe (on Division St. in Orange) at 11:30 am. Birthday ladies are Jacque Phelps as lady Lady Bug and Mae Moleski as Duchess Mae. We are all wishing our Queen Helen Broussard best of health.

Bridge City Little League elections Bridge City Little League BCLL will hold the board elections for the Board of Directors on May 19th from 10AM-2PM in the boardroom.

Creole Cookin to play at Eagles in Orange Creole Cookin will be playing on Saturday, May 19th from 8 pm to midnight. Admission is $5 per person or $10 a couple. For reservations you can call 409-886-7381. e Fraternal Order of Eagles is located at 803 N. 28th St. in Orange, everyone welcome.

Strutters Annual Golf Tourney e Strutters will hold their annual Annual Golf Tournament on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at the Babe Zaharias Golf Course, located at 3500 Jimmy Johnson Blvd. in Port Arthur. Please contact a Stutter if you would like to sponsor a hole for the tournament or register your team.

Eagles to install officers e Fraternal Order of Eagles will be installing officers on Sunday May 27th from 12 pm to 2 pm. Bring a covered dish for lunch starting at noon and Installation to follow at 2 pm. e Fraternal Order of Eagles is located at 803 N. 28th St. in Orange. For more info you can call 409-886-7381.

Salvation Army Garage Sale set for June 2 Come join us on Saturday, June 2nd from 9 am 5 pm at the Salvation Army, located at 1950 MLK Drive in Orange for our garage sale. Hope to see you there.

Orange County Beekeeping Group Meeting e Orange County Beekeepers Group will meet Tuesday June 5, 2018 6pm at La Cantina Restaurant 2709 McArthur Drive in Orange. Learn about Orange County Support of Beekeepers through the Orange County Apiary Committee, a support group associated with the County Agrilife office. Anyone interested in Honeybees or Beekeeping is welcome to the group. We are a group of local beekeepers interested in spreading information about honeybees and the pollination service they perform. Join fellow beekeepers for information and lots of good stories. 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. is is a public service activity and there is no charge for hive removal.

BC Chamber Father of the year nominations e Bridge City Chamber of Commerce is currently accepting nominations for Father of the Year 2018. Do you know an outstanding dad who goes above and beyond? Nominate him for Father of the Year! In addition to receiving great gifts from local businesses, the Father of the Year will be recognized at the Bridge City Chamber of Commerce’s Networking Coffee on June 12, 2018 at Granger Chevrolet, participate in the Bridge City Christmas Light Parade as a dignitary and be recognized at the Bridge City Chamber’s Annual Banquet. e father nominated must live or work within the Bridge City or Orangefield School District area. For contest rules or to make a nomination online, visit For more information call the chamber at 409-7355671.

Scholarship fund Garage Sale Good Shepherd Lutheran Church’s Garage Sale opens its doors every Saturday after that at 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.

Good Shepherd Pecan Sale continues

New Officers for 2018-19 in the William Diamond Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), Orange, Texas, were installed Tuesday, May 15, at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Bridge City. The nonprofit group shares a common bond of having an ancestor who helped contribute to securing the USA's independence. Any woman 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background, who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution, is eligible to join. Pictured from left are Sue Wilks, Corresponding Secretary; Lois Ferrell, Chaplain; Anne Payne, Historian (Publicity); Penny Wyatt, Treasurer; Ann Rothering, Recording Secretary; Jackie Huckabay, Registar; Sylvia Bland, Vice Regent; and Katy Latiolais, Regent. All are from Orange except Huckabay and Rothering, who are from Bridge City.

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 have new inventory of Frosted Cinnamon Pecans and Milk Choco-


late Pecans for $9.00 each. Come and get some delicious pecans. ank you for your support!

BCHS Alumni Info e BCHS Alumni Association asks you please mark your calendars for October 12th and 13th. Homecoming 2018 has been tentatively scheduled for Friday, October 13th with B.C. playing LC-M. Additionally, our Classic Cardinal Reunion for all 50-year graduates (and anyone else wanting to attend) will be held October 14th. We will add the class of 1968 to our prestigious group. If any '68 graduate has info (addresses, e-mails, etc.) of the group please share so we can make a personal contact with these graduates. Please send the list to or mail it to BCHS Alumni Association, P.O. Box 1066, Bridge City, Texas 77611. Your help is appreciated! -Congratulations is again extended to 1963 BC graduate Larry Lawson. Larry was recently given the Horatio Award in a ceremony in Washington D.C. -Our BCHS family is saddened with the loss of Wayne Wending. Prayers are extended to his family and friends.

First Baptist Pre-K registration begins First Baptist Church Pre-K has begun registration for the 2018-2019 school year. We are open from 8:00 until 2:00 Tuesday and ursday. For more information please call 735-3583, Mrs. Neely @ 735-5153 or Mrs. Crull @ 988-5211. We take children from 3 yrs to 5 yrs old.

St. Mary Catholic School is currently enrolling St. Mary Catholic School is currently enrolling students at the Pre-K 3 through 8th grade levels for the 2018 – 2019 School Year. Students “Enter to Learn, Exit to Serve”.

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 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 409728-0344 or Brian Muldrow 713-377-0356.

Orange Al-Anon meetings 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 474-2171 or 988-2311 for more info. Calls

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Anne Payne, OCF Co-Vice President and Co-Day Bunco Chair, left; Debra McCombs, Secretary, Newsletter Chair, and Creative Corner Chair, center; and Carolyn Lemons, new Treasurer and Membership Chair, right, helped coordinate the end-of-school year OCF luncheon at the Old Orange Cafe with owner and chef David Claybar. Approximately 25 ladies attended the luncheon on Tuesday, May 8. Presiding was Karen Akers, President 2017-19. Most officers and chairs agreed to a 2-year term due to the displacement of many due to Hurricane Harvey. OCF was formerly known as Orange Newcomers, and its mission is to have fun and discover Orange, Texas, and Golden Triangle.


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Al-Anon Meetings Al-Anon meetings are held on ursday'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 7499036 or Mike 718-0333.

Youth programs offered by AgriLife Extension

We are so proud of all our Cardinal's of Character this school year. The last group for the year are as follows: Pre-k - Korbyn Werner, Kainsley Odom, Baylee Melanson, Rhyder Reinhardt and Alex Nguyen. Kinder- Ava Gage, Cambrie Allbritton, Avery Carlin, Phabian Charles, Cambrie Clark, Sophia Grimes, Ellisyn Morgan, Cresencio Lazo, Sara Scott, Corbin Sterling and Huck Robertson. 1st Grade- Ryan Peltier, Hope Roubique, Azlynn Sport, Lily Benoit, Emmanuel Mendoza, Lily Miller, Camila Sanchez, Jayden West, Katie Miller, Isabella Casto, McKayla Willis, Jara Gonzalez and Kassidy Mejia. 2nd Grade- Logan Vargas, Carsyn Porter, Mia Sterling, Kinley Legate, Kynlee Brack, Caleb Woodard, Blakeley Comeaux, Jeremiah Charles, Kylie Gollihare, Norah Sipes, Delia Jones and Jaycee Rickenbrode. Congratulations to all!!

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Orange County will be offering several programs for youth this summer. e registration for the programs will be online at and you will select the tab for the program interested in. If you do not have computer access, please call the AgriLife office the day registration opens. Classes fill up quickly so do not wait to register. Starting in June we will have our Youth Cooking Camp for ages 8-14, June 11-15th, 10 a to 2 pm. e Youth will be cooking 8 recipes a day for 3 days then will have a food challenge on the 4th day and awards on Friday. Cost is $45 per child, limited scholarships available. Cooking camp is limited to 60 youth. Registration opens online May 1st. e 3rd Annual Michael Hoke Memorial Outdoor Awareness for Kids is Free with lots of Fun, food and nature will be held June 21st at Claiborne West Park, 9 am to 2 pm. Deadline to register is June 8th online or by calling the AgriLife office. Registration for July classes will open online June 1st. July will start with Good Table Manners, “Please” and “ank you” along with Etiquette, this will be a three day class held July 16th 18th, 9 am to 1 pm, Cost is $10 per child with lunch provided. Open to ages 8-18. Youth Canning Class will be held July 19th, 9 am to 2 pm for ages 8-14. Cost will be $25 per child. ey will be canning strawberry jam and making homemade bread. Next class will be Sewing 101 for beginners only, July 23rd - 25th, 9 am to 2 pm, cost is $20 per person, kids will bring their own lunch and drink. e last program for the summer will be Clover Kids Camp for ages 5-8, July 31st - August 2nd, 1 pm to 4 pm cost will be

From Page 5A $25 per person. e youth will have hands on cooking, sewing, robotics and science. If you have any questions about our summer programs, please feel free to contact the AgriLife office at 409882-7010.

Hoke Outdoor Awareness for Kids Camp e 3rd Annual Michael Hoke Outdoor Awareness for Kids is coming up on June 21, 2018 at 9:00 am until 2:00 pm at Claiborne West Park with check-in at 8:30 am. is is a free event for kids ages 8 – 14 to teach them

Toby Keith to mark Ford Park 15th celebration By Tommy Mann Jr. e Record Ford Park is looking to celebrate its 15th anniversary in style this summer. Ford Park’s management company, Spectra, along with concert promoter Coondog Productions, announced the first big concert of the summer inside the pavilion as country music superstar Toby Keith will perform on Saturday, June 30. Tickets are $30 to $85 each and go on sale at 10 a.m., Friday, May 18, at all Ticketmaster outlets, including the Ford Park box office, online at and charge by phone at 800-7453000. Special guest act is Granger Smith. Keith, 56, has sold more than 40 million albums around the world on the strength on numerous number one hit songs such as “How Do You Like Me Now?!” “Beer for My Horses,” “Should’ve Been a Cowboy,” “As Good As I Once Was,” “I Love This Bar” and many others.


things about the outdoors. Topics will include Bird Migration (It’s a really fun game), Benthos Sampling (kids get to see organisms from different levels of the food web from the bottom of a water body), Insect Netting, Exotic Animals, Recycling/Conservation, and talk to Game Wardens (and see their boat.) Go to Orange.Agrilife.Org to register or call the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office at 409-8827010 if you don’t have access to a computer or if you have questions. Registration deadline is June 8, 2018.

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The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce is delighted to announce that Ashleigh Bordeman, Recruiter at Complete Staffing, has been named May Employee of the Month. Ashleigh was presented her award, sponsored by Sabine River Ford, by Ambassador Michael Hanneman, Owner of Whitetail Construction Services, at the May Networking Coffee hosted by Las Rosas Mexican Restaurant. Ashleigh has been a recruiter at Complete Staffing since November 2017. Bordeman is an Orangefield High School graduate. She graduated in May 2017 from Lamar University with her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. Ashleigh is currently pursuing her Masters Degree in Human Resource Management at the University of Houston. She received gifts and gift certificates from the following businesses: Sabine Federal Credit Union, Total Impressions, Dupuis Tire & Service Center, The Penny Record, Bridge City Dairy Queen, Mary Kelone of Barefoot Souls, The Classy Peacock, Neches Federal Credit Union, Complete Staffing, Tiger Rock Martial Arts of Bridge City, Best Day Spa,, 5Point Credit Union, Delta Life Fitness Orange County, Balancing Life LLC Virtual Assistant and Staffing Co., and Las Rosas Mexican Restaurant.

Kiwanis welcome new members

New 2018 Golden K Kiwanis members Rosie Hurst, left, and Dennis Ferrell, far right, asked several questions to recent speaker, Judy Jensen, Executive Director of Orange Christian Services (OCS). Jensen told the group about the various endeavors OCS has made to help Orange area Harvey victims. OCS has a food,pantry, clothing, baby items, etc. available to those qualifying for needs on a financial basis. Photo by Anne Payne

Golden K Kiwanis recently hosted Jessica Hill, Executive Director of the Orange Economic Development Corporation (EDC). Hill is pictured above, right, with Margaret Light, Golden K President, in the weekly Wednesday Golden K meeting place, the Salvation Army Building at the corner of MLK and Strickland at Hwy. 90. Hill stressed the importance of keeping tax dollars local by shopping in Orange and Orange County.


Pictured left to right: Ambassador Wanda McGraw, Assistant Principal Brett McPhatter, Brian Stutes, Hunter Stutes, and Michelle Stutes. She received gift certificates and gifts from: The Classy Peacock, COS Printing, Wellspring Credit Union, Tiger Rock Martial Arts of Bridge City, Sabine Federal Credit Union, Sabine River Ford, Complete Staffing, Neches Federal Credit Union, Bridge City Bank, Bridge City Walmart, Best Day Spa, Five Point Credit Union, MCT Credit Union, and Las Rosas Mexican Restaurant.

Stutes named OHS Student of Month by Bridge City Chamber Bridge City, Texas, May 8, 2018 – e Bridge City Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the May Student of the Month for Orangefield High School is Hunter Stutes. Hunter was presented her certificate and gift bag by Bridge City Chamber Ambassador/Board Member Wanda McGraw, Assistant Vice President of Marketing at Sabine Federal Credit Union, at the May coffee hosted by Las Rosas Mexican Restaurant. Hunter is the daughter of Michelle and Brian Stutes. She has a GPA of 4.54 and is ranked 15 of 109. Hunter’s awards and honors include: • UCA All- American 2015 to 2018

• Big “O” Academic Award – Geometry and Health Science • Voice of Democracy from Veterans of Foreign Wars Hunter’s clubs and organizations include: • Member of Meet in the Middle • Member of Uprising • Member of FCCLA • Member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes • Member National Honor Society Hunter has volunteered with ARC and ASK. Mrs. Oregel, Calculus Teacher, said, “Hunter is a very hard-working student. Anytime she is out, she always takes care of her work and will come in tutorials to get any extra help she


needs. I hope this (work ethic) continues to carry through college. I have enjoyed getting to know her and work with her this year in Calculus. She has a wonderful personality and she is a great young lady.” Mrs. Bellard, Technology Teacher, said, “Hunter Stutes is a class act. This young lady represents the student a teacher loves to teach. She works hard in the classroom and represents the best OHS has to offer in all her extra curricular activities.” After graduation, Hunter plans to pursue a degree in Kinesiology at the University of Houston. Hunter would like to become a pediatric occupational therapist.

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Bridge City Cardinal pitcher Jacob Goodman fires a shot during playoff action against Hardin-Jefferson. The Cardinals defeated HJ in the first two outings of the best of three to advance to the Region III Quarterfinals this week. RECORD PHOTO: Mark Dunn Cardinal first baseman Caleb DuBois is poised to go to bat against the Hardin-Jefferson Hawks during Game Two of the best of three series Friday at Vincent Beck Stadium. The Cardinals won it 5-0. RECORD PHOTO: Mark Dunn

Slugging It Out... Dave Rogers - For The Record

Bridge City advances to play Jasper A dramatic 3-2 opening win in Bridge City baseball’s area round playoff sent the Cardinals on to a two-game sweep of Hardin-Jefferson last weekend. The Cards, now 25-7-1, will take on Jasper in the third round of the state playoffs this week. Game 1 will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Jasper. Game 2 will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Nederland. Game 3, if needed, will be at 7:30 p.m.Saturday at Lamar. The Cardinals used a Little League play – a double steal by runners on first and third – to score the winning run in the bottom of the sixth of the first game of a best of three series at Lamar’s Vincent-Beck Stadium. With two out in a 2-2 tie, Cace Skinner led off the bottom of the sixth with a single. Peyton Havard’s single moved Skinner to third. As Cameron Yadon dug into the batter’s box, Havard took off as if to steal second, then intentionally got caught in a runSEE SLUGGING IT OUT Page 2B

Bridge City outfielder Justyn Romero rounds the bases for the Cardinals during area round playoff action against Hardin-Jefferson. RECORD PHOTO: Mark Dunn

Bridge City Cardinal catcher Schuyler Thibodaux stops a Hardin-Jefferson base runner in his tracks. With no hope of reaching home the HJ runner attempted to head back to third base with Thibodaux in chase before tossing the ball to Logan Hamm to tag the runner out. RECORD PHOTO: Mark Dunn

Schuyler Thibodaux smack a hit for Big Red during the Game Two 5-0 defeat of Hardin-Jefferson. This week the Cardinals take on Jasper in the quarterfinals. RECORD PHOTO: Mark Dunn

Logan Hamm slams a HJ pitch for a Bridge City hit as the Cardinals knock out the Hawks 5-0 in Game Two. RECORD PHOTO: Mark Dunn

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Cameron Yadon and assistant coach Shae Landry are at third base receiving the signals from head coach Chad Landry during playoff action in Game Two of the area round of the state playoffs. RECORD PHOTO: Mark Dunn

Case Skinner slides home to score behind Caleb DuBois (in background) to defeat Hardin-Jefferson 5-0 in Game Two at Vincent Beck Stadium in Beaumont. Big Red won Game One 3-2. Next up for Bridge City is Jasper in the Region III quarterfinal round of the state baseball playoffs this week. RECORD PHOTO: Mark Dunn

Slugging it Out

Cardinal shortstop Gavin Green fields and grounder and throws to first for the out in Game Two against Hardin-Jefferson. RECORD PHOTO: Mark Dunn

down between first and second bases. Skinner raced for home and the umpires, after a huddle, declared Skinner had reached the plate before Havard was tagged out for the third out of inning, letting the Cardinals count the run. Relief pitcher Justyn Romero then retired the Hawks 1-2-3 in the top of the seventh to put BC one win away from the third round. The Cards took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first when Romero followed up a Schuyler Thibodaux double with an RBI single. HJ tied the game 1-1 in the second and 2-2 in the sixth. BC took a 2-1 lead in the fourth when Luc Hollier’s single scored Caleb DuBois, who had started things with a leadoff single. Romero got the mound win, entering the game to get the final out in the top of the sixth. Havard started and pitched 5.2 innings, giving up seven hits, two runs and striking out eight. He threw 113 pitches. Bridge City pitchers Jacob Goodman and Logan Hamm combined for a fourhit shutout in Game 2 with Goodman

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getting the win. Meanwhile, the Card hitters pushed across single runs in the first, second and fourth innings, tacking on two more in the top of the seventh. Four Cards – DuBois, Skinner, Yadon and Gavin Green – had two hits each with DuBois picking up two RBIs. BASEBALL Class 4A Region III quarterfinal Bridge City v. Jasper Game 1: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, at Jasper Game 2: 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 18, at Nederland Game 3: if needed, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at Lamar Univers.

Rally for Bears falls one win short

LCM’s season ended with an outstanding 31-7 record  Saturday  when Huffman knocked the Bears out of the playoffs by taking their area round series 2 games to 1. After a 4-2 Huffman win  on Friday, LCM rallied in Game 2  Saturday  in

Crosby, scoring three runs in the seventh for a 4-3 win. But Huffman, the District 23-4A champs, rebounded for a 7-1 win of Game 3 Saturday night.    

Peveto’s fourths top OC at state

Little Cypress-Mauriceville distance runner Eli Peveto placed fourth in both the 3,200 and 1,600 meter runs at last weekend’s state track meet in Austin. His times were 9:58.41 and 4:28.28. LCM teammate Christian Weatherly placed fifth in the triple jump with a best effort of 45 feet, 1-3/4 inches. Orangefield’s Maddison Helm and Bridge City’s Max Baker each finished seventh in their respective events. Helm had a time of 12:05.33 in the 3,200 meters while Baker leaped 22 feet in the long jump.

Quote of the Week

“It was all I lived for, to play baseball.” Mickey Mantle

Robinson Cano suspended 80 games by MLB for banned drug In one of Major League Baseball’s most startling performance-enhancing drug busts this decade, Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano was suspended for 80 games for violating the game’s drug policy, taking down one of the game’s highest paid players and a likely future Hall of Famer. MLB announced that Cano tested positive in the off-season for Furosemide, a diuretic. Diuretics are banned by most major sports organizations and can be abused by athletes to mask the presence of other banned substances, or to excrete water for weight loss. Cano and his representatives, however, insist that he took Furosemide as prescribed by a doctor in the Dominican Republic for a medical condition; they insist it was not a performance-enhancing drug. Cano’s suspension will cost him nearly $12 million in salary, along with an immeasurable hit to his athletic resume.




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Wayne Graham, who is not having his contract renewed by Rice University after it expires at the end of the season, is the oldest coach in Division I baseball at 82 years old. He has has won more than 1,100 games in 27 seasons for the Owls, including the university’s only national championship in 2003.

Diamond bosses Bruder, Graham given heave-ho


FOR THE RECORD I’ve been promising for the past two weeks to give an update on the scenario at Lamar University in Beaumont pertaining to the status of head softball coach Holly Bruder. About the only new news that has been released by the university bigwigs is the fact Bruder has been terminated after reviving the school’s lady softball program six years ago. However, the school has released zero information about the reasons or details for the surprising firing other than the fact new athletic director Marco Born played the situation like a drama queen by calling the police to escort her to clean out her desk and then made sure she left the campus permanently. My question is how can someone get fired without an explanation of his (Born’s) actions? Bruder has hired local lawyer Cade Bernsen to represent her as soon as he can uncover this mystery and proceed with his job. The only public statement Born made Friday was that Bruder was removed and “will not return next season.” According to the university’s media relations department, Bruder was placed on administrative leave April 27 “pending an investigation into a violation of university policy.” Other than that official statement by the school, Lamar has not released any

details of Bruder’s suspension or termination. Bernsen confirmed that Bruder’s current contract was set to expire in September. Members of the Lady Cardinal softball team were informed of Bruder’s firing in a group text message from Born and added that any questions they may have should be directed to administrators in the Lamar athletic department. In between the lines Born was telling the players NOT to talk to the media about the situation. Current and former Lady Cardinals were outraged about Bruder’s firing and condemned Lamar University for its treatment of her. Bernsen said that Born repeatedly refused to inform Bruder why she was being fired but told her she could sign a document agreeing to resign immediately or she would be fired. She did not sign the document. The situation allegedly began in March when Lady Cardinal catcher Paige Holmes reported that a Lamar assistant coach forced her to eat meat on Friday during Lent which was against her religion. However, four players interviewed by a Jefferson County newspaper disputed Holmes’ account of the incident and claims she was not FORCED to eat the food. I believe the root of the scenario occurred when Holmes started in only four of the last 30 games after starting in 22 of the first 23. I think she found

a way to sweeten those sour grapes caused by her being benched. And when her Da Da got into the picture, it became apparent that Holmes was “going for the gold” or as Bernsen put it, her actions were “nothing more than a shakedown” to finagle some money from the university. ••• The other part of this column involves longtime head baseball coach Wayne Graham, who is not having his contract renewed by Rice University after it expires at the end of the season. The 82-year-old Graham is the oldest coach in Division I baseball who has won more than 1,100 games in 27 seasons for the Owls, including the university’s only national championship in 2003. Graham is coaching this season without a contract extension and made an announcement in late April about his future. “I thought it was affecting my team, so let’s clear the air,” commented the future Hall of Fame coach. The Owls have made the NCAA Tournament in 23 consecutive seasons but are in danger of not qualifying this year. One of Graham’s biggest stars was Lance Berkman, who played both outfield and first base for the Owls from 199597, is expected to be one of the candidates for the job. Berkman, who currently is the head coach at second Baptist in Houston, told Graham, “Look, I love you and respect you and I believe imitation is

Kalon Barnes finally nailed it out of the blocks at the best possible occasion. e Silsbee senior’s only flaw had been his takeoff, but his state meet performances contained only superior stuff. As for Ireon Brown and the others who did not get a medal in Austin, I hope you become aware of what I’m about to write. Our area brought home many more medals at last year’s state meet than we obviously did this season. And yet a detailed study of the final area leaders in each year is very comparable in 2018 to 2017…. e efforts & the numbers produced by the athletes are very similar…. It happens in life that you can deliver your best and have one disappointing performance at a time when everyone is watching…. I hate that especially for the seniors who are finishing their track and field days. Ireon Brown will live to fight another day. Eli Peveto and Maddison Helm will live to fight another day… Darshon Turk’s medals are on their way, too…. Beaumont and WO-S will have better seasons than this one…. Port Arthur had a great season but will prosper more at future state meets than this one…. ere will be brighter days in numerous Orange County locales…. is is PN-G’s best track campaign in at least the last 4 or 5... Nederland was OK but those Big Ned coaches expect more overall success than this year. And I’m sure Lumberton does too…. I’m really proud of Maya Kelly and Malaysia St. Clair at Central and Wreagan Taylor out in Sour Lake. e LC-M senior Christian Weatherly came out of basketball and became a very bright spot in the jumps. is sadly was a very weak year in the shot and discus throws…. FINAL 2018 AREA HIGH SCHOOL OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD LEADERS DISCUS -- Girls: Kailynn Williams, Ozen (sophomore), 123-1; Boys: Taylor Bullock, West Brook (senior), 147-7; SHOT PUT -- Girls: Kailynn Williams, Ozen (sophomore),

39-0; Boys: Kendall Major, West Brook (senior), 51-4. HIGH JUMP -- Girls: Kelli Silcox, East Chambers (senior), 5-6; Boys: Christian Weatherly, LC-Mauriceville (senior), 6-8. LONG JUMP -- Girls: Jacie Droddy, PNG (junior) 19-0.75; Boys: Max Baker, Bridge City (senior), 23-0. TRIPLE JUMP -- Girls: Honestee Holman, Ozen (sophomore), 37-3; Boys: Christian Weatherly, LC-Mauriceville (senior), 45-7.5. POLE VAULT -- Girls: Mackenzie Davis, Orangefield (junior), 10-0; Boys: Austin Jones, Port Neches-Groves (senior), 14-9. 100 METERS -- Girls: Quin Cook, West Brook (senior) 12.11 FAT and Jacie Droddy, PN-G hand (junior), 12.11; Boys: Kalon Barnes, Silsbee (senior), 10.04. 200 METERS -- Girls: Maya Kelly, Central (senior), 24.83; Boys: Kalon Barnes, Silsbee (senior), 20.55. 400 METERS -- Girls: Anyia Duhon, PAM (junior), 59.35; Boys: Jessie Davis, Ozen (junior), 50.13. 800 METERS -- Girls: Ny’Reonna Smith, PAM (junior), 2:25.00; Boys: Tyvonne Allen, PAM (senior), 1:58.87. 1,600 METERS -- Girls:

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Maddison Helm, Orangefield (sophomore), 5:23.9; Boys: Eli Peveto, LC-Mauriceville (junior), 4:26.67. 3,200 METERS -- Girls: Maddison Helm, Orangefield (sophomore), 11:41.53; Boys: Eli Peveto, LC-Mauriceville (junior), 9:35.53. 100-METER HURDLES -Girls: Wreagan Taylor, HardinJefferson (senior), 14.80. 110-METER HURDLES -Boys: Darshon Turk, Silsbee (junior), 14.31. 300-METER HURDLES -Girls: Millicent Neveu, PAM (senior), 45.63; Boys: Ja’Vantae Hopkins, PAM (junior), 38.64. 400-METER RELAY -- Girls: PAM (Anyia Duhon, Zykirra Cabarras, Coreyanna Gorrer, Capri Wilson) 46.86; Boys: PAM (Ireon Brown, Greg Laday, Ja’Vantae Hopkins, Elijah Hines), 40.40. 800-METER RELAY -- Girls: PAM (Coreyanna Gorrer, Anyia Duhon, Zykirra Cabarras, Capri Wilson) 1:39.79; Boys: PAM (Elijah Hines, Micheal Odoms, Gregory Laday, Ireon Brown), 1:25.15. 1,600-METER RELAY -Girls: PAM (Anyia Duhon, Scott, Millicent A’Nyriah Neveu, Ny’Reonna Smith) 4:01.57; Boys: PAM (Jaquan Francois, Xavier Hull, Gregory Laday, Ireon Brown) 3:14.97.

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the sincerest form of flattery and I’d love to follow in your footsteps. I’d love to have the opportunity.” I really don’t appreciate the manner in which Graham’s career will end at Rice, despite the fact he’s 82 years old. He’s earned the right to determine when to hang up his whistle. But I do hope that Berkman will be named the new Rice head baseball coach. KWICKIES…Orange area’s only team still alive in the state baseball tournament, the Bridge City Cardinals, travel to Jasper to play the Bulldogs 7:30 p.m. today (Wed.) in the first game of a best-of-three series. The second game will be played Friday at Lamar’s Vincent-Beck Stadium in Beaumont. Seattle star second baseman Robinson Cano suffered a broken hand when he was plunked by a Blaine Hardy

From Page 3B fastball in Sunday’s 5-4 loss to the Detroit Tigers. Cano, who has played in at least 150 games in 11 straight years, said he might need surgery. The LA Angels’ star Japanese two-way performer Shohei Ohtani struck out 11 while pitching into the seventh inning Sunday against the Minnesota Twins but didn’t get a decision as teammate Zack Cozart hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth inning giving the Angels a 2-1 victory. Horse racing’s second leg of the Triple Crown, the Preakness, will be run at Pimlico in Baltimore Saturday with Justify a huge favorite. I’m going to work this week to find a horse that can beat the powerful three-year-old. Former NFL head coach Chuck Knox died Saturday night at age 86. Knox took the LA Rams to three consecutive NFC Championship games

and also was the head coach at Seattle and Buffalo. Hall of Fame basketball star Karl (The Mailman) Malone’s son K.J. is a rookie on the Houston Texans. The prospective 300-pound guard played at LSU. Congrats to Silsbee Tigers’ speedster Kalon Barnes after winning the 100 and 200meter events at the UIL Class 4A state track meet in Austin Saturday. JUST BETWEEN US…The Houston Astros, who began the week with a one-game lead over Los Angeles in the American League West Division, traveled to meet the Angels in an important three-game series that began on Monday. LA will be facing three of the top pitchers in the AL—Lance McCullers (5-1, 3.72 ERA), Gerrit Cole (4-1, 1.43 ERA) and ace Justin Verlander (4-2, 1.21 ERA).

Sight fishing is best of both worlds OUTDOORS WEEKLY CAPT. CHUCK UZZLE FOR THE RECORD

e famous line from the movie “e wizard of Oz” where Dorothy tells her dog Toto “we’re not in Kansas anymore” came to mind as my small skiff settled out over a bright white endless Caribbean flat covered with air clear water. e whole sight was far and away different from my normal upper coast water where clarity is measured in inches rather than feet. From the poling platform I could see a school bonefish milling about in the shallow water in search of small crabs and shrimp, it was classic as they showed their tails and easily gave away their location. It was a no brainer, a gimme, as easy as you could ever expect from one of the most wary fish that swims. All of the good vibes that came from the initial sighting were soon dashed as one awkward move led to another awkward cast which led to two anglers shaking their heads wondering “how did we miss that one?” Scenes like this play out over and over every day as anglers who enjoy seeing their fish before they cast to them make mistakes that just leave you wondering why am I doing this and not soaking dead shrimp someplace else. e frustration factor for the sight fisherman is high and more often than not outweighs the success ratio, but on the day it all happens just right there is no better feeling. If I had to put it all in perspective I get as much or more enjoyment

Chasing big fish in shallow water is a favorite technique for many anglers. out of “coaching” an angler to a fish as I do catching one myself. I never thought in a million years I could be in a boat all day long, never pick up a rod, and call the trip a success. I routinely never cast on sight fishing trips because I get such a kick out of watching clients, especially those who have never tried this style of fishing. Hunters have the illness “buck fever” where at the moment of truth when it’s time to make the shot an uncontrollable shaking comes over the hunter and often causes them to miss.

Well I have seen “redfish fever” have the same effect on fishermen. You can take an accomplished caster and make them look like they have never held a fishing rod before when they see a big redfish well within range. Fly casters will wrap fly line around themselves, the boat, and anything else in the immediate vicinity thanks to the excitement of the moment. It get’s crazy sometimes, I guess that’s why we like it. Perhaps the most important

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The Bridge City Chamber of commerce was delighted to hold the Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony welcoming Auto Lube Bridge City to our membership on May 15th. Locally owned and operated by Brandon and Kristen Bearden, this is their second Auto Lube location in Orange County. The first location being in Vidor. Kristen’s family owned the Vidor location for over 20 years before she and husband Brandon took ownership 3 years ago. Business has been so good in Vidor, they decided to open a second location. Auto Lube Bridge City is located at 1004 W. Roundbunch Road at the corner of West Roundbunch and FM 408. They offer a wide variety of services including FAST oil changes, engine flush, coolant flush, fuel treatments, differentials, oil additives, state inspection, and transmission flush. Bring your own oil and filter and Auto Lube will perform a full service for only $15 including a full oil change, top off brake, power steering, transmission and washer fluid, perform a multi-point inspection and adjust tire pressure when applicable all for only $15! Auto Lube reports maintenance services to CarFax to help maintain vehicle value. They are open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm and Saturdays 8 am to 12 pm. For more information, give them a call at (409) 792-5459 or check them out on Facebook.


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You’ll find better bass LCM’s Burke 11th in state golf in the deeper water DICKIE COLBURN FISHING REPORT FOR THE RECORD

Tommy Fruge’s unexpected invitation was one that I could not refuse in spite of the fact that I would have to back up a home project yet another couple of days. “Meet me in DeQuincy tomorrow at noon,” said Fruge. “We’ll drive up to the lake, fish a little while in the evening, eat some of Carol’s crawfish etouffee and bread pudding and fish a couple of hours after dark.” “e next morning I need to chase bass a little while and then we will hit my brush piles for a limit of crappie. All you need to bring is an appetite and an ice chest to take fillets home.” Aside from eating until I was miserable, the afternoon plan went poorly. Tommy caught five or six bass up to three pounds on a crank bait and I missed two fish on a swim jig. is would be his only opportunity to scout prior to the upcoming Sealy Big Bass tournament and weight was far more important than numbers. He was in between shift changes so we only fished a couple of hours that night, but it was long enough for him to miss a good bass that hit a lizard in eighteen feet of water. I know where we are going to start in the morning,” he announced while hooking up the battery charger. I was finishing off the last of the bread pudding when he stuck a good fish drop shotting a finesse worm in sixteen feet of water. He won his battle and re-

leased the solid six pound bass. “Look at the depth finder,” he said excitedly, “there’s more of them wadded up on the north side of this hump!” I dropped a Carolina rigged Centipede straight over the side and watched the screen as the bait disappeared in the tight pod of fish. Before I could lift it off the bottom the line was tight and I set the hook on what would be another bass about the same size as Tommy’s. “Don’t drop down there again,” he ordered. “We’re going to check out two more spots like this and it’s crappie time!” ere was no grass on the second spot, but the third quickly yielded two more bass in the four to five pound class. “A little grass is the key,” he said with confidence as we changed set-ups and eased over to a nearby bush pile. We put twenty-five nice crappie in the box in less than an hour and headed back to camp. “If it weren’t for that Sealy tournament this is all I would be doing right now,” said Fruge. “We are going to have a heck of a crappie year.” I wasn’t surprised that those heavier bass were hanging out that deep, but it was a 180 degrees from the much shallower bite at night. We didn’t catch any real good fish the night before, but Tommy pulled off a pair of fish that were much larger than anything we boated

Uzzle piece of this sight fishing puzzle is the ability to see well and that can be enhanced with quality glasses. Without a good pair of polarized glasses you are basically fishing blind. ere are a ton of good glasses out there and they range in all types, styles, and price ranges. I had a pair of 50.00 Orvis glasses that worked wonders for me for a long time. I currently wear a pair of Smith Optics and I can honestly say they are worth every penny. e key to good glasses is to pay as much as you can afford because the quality of glass used in each pair gets better as you go up in price. One very valuable lesson is to not pinch pennies on polarized glasses, I promise you there is a difference and you can tell it at the end of the day. Another valuable lesson learned the hard way is to keep you movement in the boat to a minimum. Remember if you can see the fish they can see you as well. Fly fishermen need to keep false casts to a minimum while conventional anglers need to stay away from sudden moves as their outline is silhouetted against the sky. One technique that we borrowed from the freshwater anglers is flipping and pitching, the rod stays low and the movement needed to accomplish the cast is minimal. Spinning gear is a great option for this technique, I have been a big fan of the Okuma spinning reels for a long time, they handle everything I have ever thrown at them and then some. e ease of casting light lures makes the spinning gear ideal in spite what

before moving to deeper water. I talked with two other fishermen that fished Toledo Bend last weekend and they caught good numbers as well, but nothing over four pounds. ey were drifting with lizards and ten inch worms in fourteen feet of water. ey fished their plastics both Carolina and Texas rigged and saw very little difference in the number of strikes. For those of you that side with Tommy and would rather take advantage of the crappie bite, there is more good news. e only full time crappie guide that I have talked with lately said he is catching easy limits of crappie up to a pound and a half and is back in by noon most days! e trout bite in Sabine Lake is still tougher than it should be and I think it’s only due to the badly off-colored water. With little or no rain over the past month, there is no obvious reason for the water to stay that dirty. e wind might be the culprit in the open lake, but the river and bayous are muddy as well. e extreme south end of the lake, however, has seen much better water clarity all the way to the jetties and the bite has been much more consistent on everything from oversize reds to keeper size trout. e flounder bite in the ship channel has improved as well. Hopefully, the whole lake will be back in play for the annual S.A.L.T. Memorial Day Tournament set for the end of the month. is is a great tournament for the entire family to enjoy!

Jack Burke of Little Cypress-Mauriceville finished 11th in the UIL Class 4A state golf tournament Tuesday at Apple Rock Golf Course in Marble Falls. Burke, a ninth-grader, finished with a round of 81 after starting Monday with a 77. His total of 158 left him 16 shots behind winner Sam Bennett of Madisonville, who fired rounds

of 70-72 for a 142 total. Burke won the distict championship in March, then placed second at the Region III-4A meet in Huntsville. e golfer who won that regional meet was also Bennett, who finished eight shots ahead of the field there.

GAME WARDEN FIELD NOTES Easy Trail to Follow Usually, game wardens have very few clues to go on when they discover deer remains dumped alongside a roadway. Fortunately, a recently wrapped up investigation in Live Oak County gave them an easy trail to follow. Last September, wardens were made aware of several deer carcasses and other items dumped in a bar ditch. Among the discarded animal parts, wardens discovered blood-stained clothing and a backpack. Inside the backpack were check stubs belonging to an individual who resided near the area in Chambers County. Wardens interviewed the subject, who eventually admitted that he and another person shot several white-tailed deer over several nights. One particular buck, a huge 17-pointer, they shot after entering a high-fenced ranch. Wardens recovered the buck’s antlers, which

scored 176 3/8 B&C, and made numerous cases against both subjects. Over a period of three nights, it was determined that eight deer (four doe, three fawn, and one buck) were shot from, and loaded into, their truck. The confessed to shooting at and wounding many more deer that were not recovered. Charges for hunting without landowner consent, hunting from a vehicle, hunting at night, hunting with artificial light, and failure to retrieve or keep in edible condition were filed and both subjects arrested.

Snapped Up Again On April 16, Cameron County game wardens received a call from U.S. Coast Guard Station South Padre Island regarding a Mexican fishing vessel that was caught illegally fishing in Texas state waters. The Coast Guard stated that after a 10 minute pursuit, the fishing vessel

From Page 4B any crusty old Texas saltwater veteran says. Now in keeping with lessons learned it’s a good idea to talk with your partner about how you will read the water, make sure your version is the same as theirs. One thing I normally try to do is to get a feel for how well the anglers in my boat judge distance, let’s just say it varies greatly form person to person. I will often pick out an object in the water and ask the client “how far is that?” so I can get a fell for their ability. Some folks want you to tell them in feet while others want yards. Fly fishermen seem to like feet while conventional anglers prefer yards. Also get a common point on the boat where everyone uses as 12 o’clock, this will be the position from which all of the instructions start. When my son Hunter was small I actually would take chalk and write the numbers on the bow of the boat, I would call out “redfish at 2 o’clock going right to left” and Hunter would look down at the numbers, adjust himself accordingly, and make his cast. Incidentally we would also practice this at home as I would walk around in the yard pretending to be a fish while Hunter would cast at me. It was really funny when I would stop and stand on one foot pretending to be a tailing fish, my neighbors thought I was out of my mind but it worked wonders as Hunter understood from that point on how to properly cast to these fish. To this day I would rather have him on the bow of my boat than anybody, forgive

me but I’m partial like that. By learning some of the in’s and out’s of sight fishing from someone who has made plenty of mistakes hopefully your learning curve is better than mine when I started. Understanding how these fish react to different factors, reading their body language, and putting yourself into position to catch them are all pieces of the puzzle that we strive to put together. A puzzle that produces both heartache and euphoria in equal amounts. Sight fishing is not for everyone but for those who have been on both the good and bad side you know how addicting it can be. I for one can’t get enough and will keep trying as long as the big fisherman upstairs continues to bless me with the opportunities. Good luck on the water and enjoy every minute.


was stopped and the four man crew was taken into custody by a Coast Guard boarding team and transported to the South Padre Island small boat station. Wardens met the Coast Guard boat crew at the station and took custody of the 26-foot fishing vessel, the catch on board and its crew members. Three bids by local fish houses were collected and the seized catch of approximately 750 pounds of red snapper were sold to the highest bidder. The crew of the fishing vessel admitted to having been caught illegally fishing in U.S. waters numerous times in the past. The captain of the vessel was cited for operation of an unregistered vessel, illegal means and methods, and fishing without a commercial fishing license. The three crew members were cited for illegal means and methods and fishing without a commercial fishing license.Respond-

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Trusting God When the Pain Seems Pointless Randy Alcorn, Director, Eternal Perspective Ministries

I’ve written nine novels. Suppose you could interview characters from my books. If you asked them, “Would you like to suffer less?” I’m sure they’d answer, “Yes!” I empathize with my characters. But as the author, I know that in the end all their suffering will be worth it, since it’s critical to their growth, and to the redemptive story. God has written each of us into his story. We are part of something far greater than ourselves. God calls upon us to trust him to weave that story together, so that, in the end that will never end, we will worship him, slackjawed at the sheer genius of his interwoven plotlines. Pointless Pain? But like my fictional characters, who are clueless to my strategies, we lack the perspective to see how parts of our lives fit into God’s overall plan. Cancer, disabilities, accidents, and other losses and sorrows appear devastatingly pointless. However, just because we don’t see any point in suffering doesn’t prove there is no point. Joni Eareckson Tada is celebrating her fiftieth year in a wheelchair. Does celebrating seem the wrong word? It certainly would have to Joni as a 17-year-old desperately wanting to end her life. Yet looking back, we see her exponential character growth and the countless lives — my family’s included — God has touched through Joni. Scripture teaches us that in our sovereign God’s loving hands, no suffering we face is ever purposeless, no matter how it seems at the moment. How many times does God have a purpose in events that seem senseless when they happen?

All Things for Our Eternal Good Romans 8:28 is one of the most arresting statements in Scripture: “We know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” The context shows that in a groaning, heaving world, God’s concern is conforming his children to Christ’s image. And he works through the challenging circumstances of our lives to develop our Christlikeness. In the Romans 8:28 of the Old Testament, Joseph said to his brothers (who’d sold him into slavery), “As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive” (Genesis 50:20). “God meant it for good” indicates God didn’t merely make the best of a bad situation; rather, fully aware of what Joseph’s brothers would do, and freely permitting their sin, God intended that the bad situation be used for good. He did so in accordance with his plan from eternity past. God’s children have “been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will” (Ephesians 1:11). Nothing about God’s work in Joseph’s life suggests he works any differently in the lives of his other children. In fact, Romans 8:28 and Ephesians 1:11 are emphatic that he works the same way with us. Do you believe the promise of Romans 8:28? Identify the worst things that have happened to you, and then ask yourself if you trust God to use those things for your good. The Bible asserts that he will. The Gift of Our Trust If we foolishly assume that our Father has no right to our trust unless he makes his infinite wisdom completely understandable, we create an impossible situation — not

because of his limitations, because of ours (see Isaiah 55:8–9). Occasionally, like Joseph eventually experienced, God gives us glimpses of his rationale. Some time ago, a friend of mine endured a serious accident and a painful recovery. But it saved his life. Medical tests revealed an unrelated condition that needed immediate attention. In that case, a compelling reason for the accident became clear. In other cases, we don’t know the reasons. But given all that we don’t know, why do we assume our ignorance of the reasons means there are no reasons? Only God is in the position to determine what is and isn’t pointless. (Didn’t the excruciating death of Jesus appear both gratuitous and pointless at the time?) A Head Start on Eternal Joy Given the option while facing his trials, I’m confident Joseph would have walked off the stage of God’s story. In the middle of Job’s story — with ten children dead, his body covered in boils, apparently abandoned by God — ask him if he wants out. I know his answer because in Job 3:11 he said, “Why did I not die at birth?” But that’s all over now. On the coming new earth, sit by Job and Joseph and Jesus at a lavish banquet. Ask them, “Was it really worth it?” “Absolutely,” Job says. Joseph nods emphatically. No need to wonder how Jesus will respond. One day, we too will see in their larger context, with an eternal perspective, God’s severe mercies, some of which we never understood, and others we resented. We’ll

wonder why we prayed to be more like Jesus but then begged God to remove what he sent to answer those prayers. “Therefore we do not give up. . . . For our momentary light affliction is producing for us an absolutely incomparable eternal weight of glory. So we do not focus on what is seen, but on what is unseen; for what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal” (2 Corinthians 4:16–18, CSB). Faith is believing today what one day, in retrospect, we will see to have been true all along. Let’s not wait until five minutes after we die to trust that God always has a point. Let’s learn to do it here and now, eyes locked on our gracious, sovereign, and ever-purposeful Redeemer. Randy Alcorn (@randyalcorn) is a bestselling author of many books and the director of Eternal Perspective Ministries.

3rd Annual Michael Hoke Outdoor Awareness for Kids Camp The 3rd Annual Michael Hoke Outdoor Awareness for Kids is coming up on June 21 at 9:00 am until 2:00 pm at Claiborne West Park with check-in at 8:30 am. This is a free event for kids ages 8 – 14 to teach them things about the outdoors.  Go to Orange. Agrilife.Org to register or call the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office at 409-8827010 if you don’t have access to a computer or if you have questions.   Registration deadline is June 8, 2018.

Full Gospel Holy Temple 911 Main Ave. Orange 883-5125

Pastor: Elder Larry Brooks Sr. Co-Paster: Evangelist Abbigail Brooks WORSHIP SERVICES Sunday School 9:45 am Sunday Worship 11 am Sunday Night Service 7:30 pm Wednesday Night 7:30 pm Friday Night 7:30 pm

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First United Methodist Church Vacation Bible School


Date: June 18 -22 Time: 9 am - 11:30 am Ages: Preschool 4 through 5th Grade This year’s theme is Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus Call the church office for more information: 409-886-7466

2537 FM 1078 • Orange • 883-8835

502 Sixth Street 886-7466

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

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


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


Sunday School 9:45 - 10:45 a.m. Sunday Services: 10:50 a.m. - 12 p.m.

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. Kid’s Club and Youth 12:30 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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MACARTHUR HEIGHTS BAPTISH CHURCH 3600 Nightingale • Orange • 409-883-4834 Sunday School: 9:45-10:30 am Sunday Worship - 10:45 am Sunday Disciple Training- 6 pm Tuesday Morning Men’s Coffee 9:30 am Wednesday Night Service 7:00 pm

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

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

Sunday Services: 10:30 AM Bible Studies for Men and Women • Monday 6 p.m. Bible Studies for Co-Eds • Monday 6:30 p.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 Owner Finance at 824 Moss, 4 BR/1 BA, 2 Story home with large fenced lot. Fixer upper at only $17,500 Please call 409-221-7365 4 BR, 2 1/2 BA, 2 car garage, library, great room upstairs, in gated community. 24 Waterford Gardens in Orange, 77630. $299,900. Contact Stacy Fontenot at 409-338-9550 or if N/A 337-526-1529 3 Bedroom, 1 bath, carport, C/A/H, with adjoining vacant lot. DID NOT FLOOD. Starter or rental. Rented at 8400/YR. Below appraisal at $ 54K. Possible owner fiance. 735-4875 or 719-7328. Income Properties, spacious 1/1/1 APT indoor stairway and 2/1/1 house on 1/2 acre. Rented at $15k/yr. Below appraisal at $90K. Possible financingNo Harvey Flooding. 735-4875 or 719-7328.

FOR RENT For Rent: Yes it flooded in Harvey. For rent all new inside. 3 bedroom 1 1/2 bath 2 car garage CA/CH, fenced back yard. Outside pets okay. $950 monthly, $750 deposit available now. 409-670-6255. Mobile Home for rent in BCISD. 3 BR, 2 Ba with Laundry room. CA/H, newly remodeled. Located in Mobile Estates Park. Must background check. $775 w/ $400 dep. For more info call 409-330-0933

HOME INSTEAD Senior Care is holding open interviews this Thursday, May 17 and Friday, May 18 from 1 pm to 4 pm at 2750 IH 10 East, Suite 100 in Beaumont. Please bring valid DL, SS Card and Auto Insurance info. For any questions, call 409-892-7494. Lawn Service company has one opening for an experienced lawn service tech, mostly commercial jobs. $12/ hour. Must pass drug screen and ISTC and have clean driving record. TWIC card is a plus. 504-8879 Drivers Class-A CDL: Increased Pay & New Trucks with Dedicated Routes No CDL? No Problem! 855-292-2945 Drivers: New Dedicated positions, home weekly. Running TX, AR, CO, NM, OK, LA CALL 888-852-6250 Hiring Solo - TEAM - Lessor / OO’s Regional/OTR lanes New Lessor Program, wants to Lease your Truck! CLASS A CDL & Clean Record, 2 Yrs. Current OTR Experience Required, Passport & TWIC a Plus! $4000 Sign-on Bonus, Pet & Rider Program, 401K , Insurance, Detention Pay, Cell Phone, Inspection & Safety Incentives. Border Crossing Incentive plus much more. TSD LOGISTICS Call: 800-426-7110 x.156

MISC FOR SALE 42 “ Cut Yard Machine riding mower, 18.5 HP, low hours. $325.00 Please call 409-201-6416

MOVING SALE Moving Sale thisSaturday 5/19 from 8 am to noon at 9413 Beverly Drive in Oak Manor. Baby items, tools and much more. ANNOUNCEMENT S

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 Al-Anon meetings are held on Thursday’s at 7p.m. in the Library at St. Henry’s Catholic Church Education building located at 475 W. Roundbunch Rd. Bridge City. Call Cindy at 749-9036 or Mike 718-0333 for info. Al-Anon meets Sundays and Wed., at 7:00 p.m., at the North Orange Baptist Church located at 4775 N. 16th St (Rear), in Orange, TX. Please call 474-2171 or 9882311 for more info.

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16527 Hwy 62 S. Orange, TX 77630 PH (409) 886-0007

Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of JERRY LYNN HOWARD, Deceased, were issued on the 14th day of May, 2018, in Cause No. P18142, pending in the County Court at Law of Orange County, Texas, Probate Division to: THOMAS PAUL HOWARD AND AMY LYNN SIMMONS. 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 to all persons having claims against the ESTATE OF JAMES W. MATHEWS, Deceased. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that on MAY 3, 2018, administration of the Estate of James W, Mathews, Deceased, Cause No. P18102, pending in the County court at Law of Orange County, Texas was commenced by the issuance of original Letters Testamentary to Carol Bonin, Independent Executrix, by the Clerk of the Court in the captioned proceeding. All persons having claims against the Estate are notified to present those claims within the prescribed by law, in writing, to the attorney for said Estate representative shown below.


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9155 Beverly Drive Orange, TX 77630

Amy Lynn Simmons 8049 Hwy. 62 Orange, TX 77632 DATED the 14th day of May, 2018.

Rex Peveto

Rex Peveto Attorney for: Trudy Ella Malone

State Bar No.: 00791437 118 Border Street Orange, TX 77630

Phone: (409)883-0220 Fax: (409)883-0259


Dated the 3rd day of May, 2018. Respectfully submitted,

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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 April 24, 2018. BRANDY ROBERTSON,

28 temp positions; 2 months; job to begin 7/12/18 through 9/12/18; To plant cane by hand; to clean ditches with shovel; to pull grass in the sugar cane fields during the planting season. To operate tractors in the fields during the planting of the sugar cane crop. To perform minor repair and maintenance on farm equipment. General farm work. Able to work in hot, humid weather, bending and stooping to reach ground level crops and able to stand on feet for long periods of time. Once hired, workers may be required to take a random drug test at no cost to worker. Testing positive or failure to comply may result in immediate termination. $10.73 per hr; 40 hrs a week; mon-fri; OT may vary but not guaranteed; 3 months experience in job offered required. 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 Circle A Farm, Inc. located in Lafayette, LA and Stacey Albert Farms, L.L.C. located in Youngsville, LA. And Southern Acres, LLC located in Maurice, LA. Worksite located in Maurice and Youngsville, LA. Qualified applicants should call employer for interview at (337) 278-1563. Applicants may apply for this position at their nearest SWA office located at 313 N. Main St., Rockdale, TX 76567 and reference LA job order #794703.

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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.

P. Alan Sanders

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The court may act on this application at any call of the docket on or after 10:00 a.m. on the Monday next after the expiration of 10 days from the date of publication of this citation, at the County Courthouse, 801 W. Division., Orange, Texas 77630.

Alan Sanders

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The alleged heir(s) at law in the above numbered and entitled estate filed an APPLICATION FOR HEIRSHIP DETERMINATION in this estate on APRIL 23, 2018, requesting that the Court determine who are the heirs and only heirs of Mark W. Barber, Deceased, and their respective shares and interests in such estate.

County Clerk, Orange County, Texas

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MARK W. BARBER, Deceased Cause No. P18151 in County Court at Law, Orange County, Texas


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The State of Texas To any and all Unknown Heirs and all Persons Interested in the Estate of

Moore Landrey, LLP



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