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The Record

Vol. 58 No. 113

Distributed FREE To The Citizens of Bridge City and Orangefield

Week of Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Class ring discovery unites Bridge City grads in the head by the ring when the blades of her father’s riding lawnmower unearthed it in 2005. “Something whizzes by my head and it’s a Bridge City class ring, from the Class of 1977,” she recalled. A 20-year Air Force vet

who served two terms in Vietnam, Dawson soon returned from visiting her parents to her new home in Las Vegas, Nevada. “I threw it [the ring] in the jewelry box and left it in there,” she said. “When I got back from Ve-

gas, I told my son, ‘We’ve got to start trying to find owner of this ring.’” But things got busy. And then last week happened. Lori, recently retired a second time, lives with in Las Vegas with her son Jeromy,

daughter-in-law Wendy and her granddaughter. She follows the alumni page Scales created and keeps up with events reported by Chiasson, a local historian who is also a member of CLASS RING Page 3A

There’s a little country in the city David Ball

For The Record

The 1977 Bridge City High School class ring of Greg Hock is back on its owner’s finger Tuesday after being missing for nearly 40 years. RECORD PHOTO: Dave Rogers

Dave Rogers

For The Record

As reunions go, Greg Hock figured the Beatles had a better chance of getting back together than he did of ever again seeing the 1977 Bridge City class ring he’d lost before he was 20. But Hock didn’t know the power of Facebook ... The help of folks like Frank Scales, Charlotte Schexnider Chiasson, the creator of and an administrator for the Bridge City High School

Alumni page on Facebook ... Or the thoughtfulness of Lori Dawson. “A lot of people were involved in getting this back to me, and I’m very appreciative,” Hock, a contract pipe designer at DuPont, saidTuesday, showing off the ring at his home in Orangefield. “It’s something I can pass down to my daughter. And hopefully, she won’t lose it.” Dawson, who went by Loretta Swinburn growing up as a member of Bridge City’s Class of 1970, was nearly hit

OC cutoff Aug. 1 for storm haul-out Dave Rogers

For The Record

Any Orange County homeowners who haven’t removed storm damage from last summer’s Tropical Storm Harvey have until Aug. 1  to get their debris to the right-of-way. “It has to be original tearout debris [for damage caused by Harvey],” Joel Ardoin, Orange County emergency management coordinator, said at Tuesday’s meeting of Commissioners’ Court. “If they see any new debris on the pile, they will bypass the whole stack.” Additionally, Ardoin said, those taking advantage of this late deadline will need to call into the county’s debris hotline at 409-745-9809

to notify workers that a debris pickup is needed. Ardoin said federal and state officials will be on hand at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 24  at the Expo Center, to answer all questions about the buyout, elevation and acquisition programs being conducted by FEMA and the Texas General Land Office. The county has invited the owners of 355 homes “substantially damaged” by Harvey to attend, but attendance is not limited to only those homeowners. “The general public is invited,” he said. Ardoin explained the term “substantially damaged” refers to homes located in Special Flood Plain Hazard Area A Zone that have damage esCOUNTY BUSINESS Page 3A

A variety of farmers and craftsmen gathered this Saturday near the community center in Bridge City as they always do during warm weather to sell their wares at the Bridge City Farmer’s Market. Betty Vail, one of the organizers for the market, said there was a petting zoo, “very good” local honey, blueberries and other vendors to name a few for that day. For instance, Kayla McKinley is a Bridge City resident who has a green thumb. Her business is selling plants and and flowers. “I’m a plant hoarder. If I don’t have it I don’t want to get it,” McKinley said. “I was brought up by farmers. My grandparents were sharecroppers from Germany. My aunt and mama were always outside. I’m a latelife baby so I was closer to them.” Some of the items she had at her booth were day lilies, hibiscus, passion vine, aloe vera plants, etc. The farmer’s market entered it’s second year. McKinley has been with them from the beginning. In addition to her plant booth she’s also studying to be a master gardener with Orange County. “I’m always on my phone Googling about plants or chatting up plants with others,” she said. “I like to know stuff and tell people about the plants as much as possible.” McKinley’s neighbor at the market, Krystle Pizani, is also a Bridge City resident. She creates and sells all kinds of door signs. “I have two boys at home. They’re 7 and 4. I wanted to do something to pass the time. Something I could

Robert Vail of Robert’s Wooden Creations loves fishing so much he now makes his own fish out of wood. RECORD PHOTO: David Ball

Kayla McKinley has a green thumb and sells plants and flowers at the Bridge City Farmer’s Market. RECORD PHOTO: David Ball

own,” she said. “I’m selftaught. I went to YouTube to learn how to cut, sand and paint wood. I use a jigsaw and draw a pattern to cut around and sand it down. I can make a sign

within two hours.” Pizani is brand new to the market. She added that she will later sell her signs on Facebook. In the meantime, she’s seeing how things fare out with the locals.

Across the way is Mama Kay’s Homestyle. Kay Rubin travels to Bridge City from Lumberton every Saturday to sell her homemade salsa, BC FARMERS Page 3A

Bridge City music school develops new talent David Ball

For The Record

Who knows? Maybe the next musical superstar may hail from Bridge City, Texas. The Pinnacle Music Academy, housed inside Good Shepherd Lutheran Church at 945 W. Roundbunch Rd. in Bridge City — though they’re not affiliated with the church — opened for business in May. Maybe they’ll play a role in that next superstar or someone who just wants to play music as a hobby. For instance, Kendal Kailo, 8, an incoming Bridge City Intermediate School student, is taking vocal lessons and learning the basics skills — pitch and range, with her voice coach. She would like to sing, act and dance on Broadway some day.

“She’s (the voice coach) is great at finding out songs for her to sing,” said her mother, Megan Duhon. “She works with her on the technical side of the songs she picked. She loves it.” Kendal has been working on her vocals for a year, singing around the house. She likes programs such as “The Voice” and “American Idol” and decided she wanted to sing. However, there were no music schools that were near with Mid-County being the closest until Pinnacle opened. Duhon said the school is “super flexible” with her daughter’s schedule.

Kendal said last Thursday’s lesson focused on letting in and letting out air. Duhon said she can tell there’s a difference in projecting her voice. “We knew she had a talent and she could expand upon it,” Duhon said. “Her dad sings and plays guitar. She’s been practicing projection, breathing and scales. “It’s been a great experience and a confidence builder for her. She’s getting a wealth of knowledge. She may play piano down the road.” In addition to singing Kendal also likes to dance, bake, MUSIC SCHOOL Page 3A

Brooke Lebert, and her son, Konner, a student at Bridge City Intermediate School, is learning the guitar chords. He hopes to form a band soon with his friends. RECORD PHOTO: David Ball

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New Domino’s bigger and better, remodelling BC shop soon David Ball

For The Record

Even Hurricane and Tropical Storm Harvey couldn’t stop Domino’s in West Orange from progressing. Kathy Brown, franchise owner along with her husband, Randy, said they had three feet of water in their former store on MacArthur Drive. The old store, however, was demolished to make room for a new store. They held a grand opening and ribbon cutting on July 7 at the same location that will have the same address. “It was heartbreaking to tear down our first store,” she said. But something good rose from the ashes. The new store has 2,000 square feet versus the old store being 1,200 square feet. A drive thru has been added, along with a new and improved prep area, new and larger coolers, a training room, new flooring, a new design, a sit down area and a pizza theater/party room that can be used at no charge if it’s reserved and food is purchased at the restaurant. There is also WiFi and three television sets mounted. There’s also a stand center with a step so kids can watch their pizza being made. “This (West Orange location) was the first Domino’s in Southeast Texas,” she said. “My husband has been in the business for 40 years, I’ve been in for 36 years. We can celebrate 35 years in West Orange. “He had franchises in Ohio before he came to Texas. We own 11 stores, seven are in the Golden Triangle and for are towards Houston. Most Dominos are franchises. Our kids grew up in the pizza business. Two of our three children work in the pizza business. When we first started there wasn’t 1,000 stores. Now there are 15,000 stores worldwide.”

Consequently, all of their stores are hiring for all posi-

tions. The Bridge City Dominos

will also undergo some remodeling with a new train-

The new dining area next to the make line at the new Domino’s. In addition to the dine in area, there’s also a drive thru has been added, along with a new and improved prep area, new and larger coolers, a training room, new flooring, a new design, a sit down area and a pizza theater/party room that can be used at no charge if it’s reserved and food is purchased at the restaurant. There is also WiFi and three television sets mounted. RECORD PHOTOS: David Ball

ing room and a dine in area. “It’s been a long 10 months

getting back, but we’re bigger and better,” Brown said.

Ford Mims demonstrates how the stand center works at the new Domino’s in West Orange. Kids can step up and watch their pizza being made. They held a grand opening and ribbon cutting on July 7 at the location on MacArthur Drive. RECORD PHOTOS: David Ball

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BC Farmers Market marinara sauce, pickles, okra, jams and jellies, etc. “I make all of my things from scratch. My grandmother was from Arkansas and taught me how to can. My bread and butter pickles are from my own recipe. I make everything from my home. I have three ice chests full of food to process. “Every time I make it, it comes out a little different. My recipes are in my head.” Rubin said old traditional trades such as canning are becoming more popular

again, but many people don’t realize the work involved with the process. For instance, she grows all of her fresh produce, and herbs such as basil, rosemary and thyme. Howard and Ruthie Flowers came in all the way from Honey Island. They sell produce grown by local farmers and the rest of the items sold they grow themselves. Some of those items were: watermelons, tomatoes, icicle pickles purple hull peas and butter beans.

Music school and play softball. Konner Lebert, another student at BCIS, is learning guitar. He’s learning the chords and played “Hallelujah” on Thursday, but he really wants to learn how to play “Thunderstruck” by AC-DC. He also made it into honors choir this year, but he still rather do band than choir. He got his first guitar four years ago. Brooke added that he likes all kinds music. “I was shy and really nervous (about singing). I wanted to go last. But I made it and I did really good,” he said. His mother, Brooke Lebert, said Konner has really good pitch, he just has to work on singing in front of people. She added that singing at church and in front of his friends helps. Konner said he doesn’t have to sing loud, however. Konner has a friend who plays the drums and believes they could form a band. “It’s fun (at Pinnacle) and it’s local. We’re two minutes away,” she said. “Both of his instructors are really good, nice and patient.” In addition to music, Konner likes to play video games and operating retro musical players such as cassette decks. Pinnacle’s Facebook page reads they have an experienced staff at the academy: “Our music teachers’ experience range from the prestigious Berklee School of Music to professional performance experience and making it past the celebrity judges on American Idol.”

“I’ve been farming since I was 14 when my daddy bought a 16-acre farm,” he said. Stephanie Harren, of Bridge City, was on hand selling her 100 percent raw goat milk soap. She also brought some friends with her — a rooster, ducklings and a turtle. Harren also owns Chosen Weeds Farm & Ranch. They present Triple F Animal Adventure Program: Fur, Feathers and Fangs, a themed live animal program featuring

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Kendal Krailo, 8, practices her singing at Pinnacle Music Academy in Bridge City last Thursday. The school opened in May to guide and equip budding young musicians in the area. RECORD PHOTO: David Ball

Summer enrollment is now open, but limited spots are available. The summer schedule is as follows: ​•​Drum​lessons​from​9​a.m.​ through 5 p.m. on Tuesday and Friday •​ Guitar  and​ bass​ guitar​ lessons- 10 a.m. through 5 p.m. on Thursday and Friday •​ Piano​ and​ trumpet​ lessons 10 a.m. through 5 p.m. on Friday •​ Voice​ lessons​ 9:30​ a.m.​ through 5 p.m. on  Tuesday, Thursday and Friday They also offer 30 minute private lessons once a week for all ages in guitar, drums, bass, piano, voice and trumpet. All styles are taught including pop, rock, country, metal, jazz, blues and hip hop. The school is also asking local businesses or individuals who are interested in teaming up with Pinnacle Music Academy to provide scholarships for students

County business timated to be at least 50 percent of the property’s worth. Causing the county to move its informational meeting back a week is the fact the Southeast Texas Regional Planning Commission had also scheduled a July 17 meeting at Orange Public Library. That meeting is a Public Hearing regarding the SETRPC’s plan to distribute HUD Community Block Grants. Commissioners got a cheery report from the Texas Historical Commission’s Britten Barr during a morning work session to discuss efforts to repair the marble front to the County Courthouse, which was built in 1937. He complimented the county staff for being approved for a $177,000 THC grant on the first try. “I’m working now with a county that needed eight years to get its grant approved,” Barr said. In  Tuesday’s  commissioners’ meeting, the county approved a move of $50,000 in unused funds for a Way Service environmental contract to the courthouse project. That, according to Commissioner Barry Burton, means the county has the $177,000 in matching funds needed to begin the courthouse repair. Barr estimated it would take four to five months to complete the project. Architects and principals for Houston’s HDR Inc. and Jay Firsching, historical preservation specialist with ArchiTexas, also attended.

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who may not otherwise be able to take music lessons to contact them at either 409241-3920 or Additionally, this month they are giving away a guitar and two free lessons. “A special thank you to our sponsor Good Shepherd Lutheran Church who made this giveaway possible,” as stated on their Facebook page. Complete the following steps to win the guitar: 1. Share this post and tag five people 2. “Like” both Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and Pinnacle Music Academy’s Facebook pages at https://www.facebook. com/Good-Shepherd-Lutheran-Church-561…/ and Winners will be announced at the end of July.

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Orange County commissioners approved paying $147,000 in bills and seven interdepartmental line-item transfers. Michelle Tubbleville, special projects coordinator for

the county, congratulated volunteers for a food distribution in Vidor on July 6. Food boxes from the Southeast Texas Food Bank were given out to 800-plus people in 342 cars, she said.

birds, mammals, reptile and farm animals. Birthday parties, summer camps, VBS programs, day cares, preschool program, home schools and classroom visits can book Fur, Feathers and Fangs. To book a session, call Stephanie Harren at 409749-0184 or email at, or Jim Frasier, of Vidor, grows blueberries, rose bushes, papayas, avocados, and peas, squash and corn. “If I grow it I’ll sell it,” he said. “I love seeing people buy fresh produce.” One special item Frasier grows and sells is the Texas ebony tree, one of the most expensive woods there is. The tree is now extinct, but Frasier is trying to bring it back. He said pirates would make ship anchors from the wood because it’s so weighty and sturdy. Cowboys used the beans from the Texas ebony tree to make coffee. The tree is originally from this area. One of Frasier’s friends brought him seeds for the tree to grow on his property. They grow onefoot a year to a height of 25feet with a shade area of 20feet. “They’re a beautiful tree,” Frasier said. MFG Farms Local Honey has 47 hives on Henry Street in Bridge City. Mike and Fay Ginn have

Stephanie Harren with Chosen Weed Farm holds a turtle next to some ducklings and a rooster as part of her petting zoo. RECORD PHOTO: David Ball

been in the bee business for four years. Mike joked they started the business because they ate so much honey anyway. “We didn’t like buying sugar water at the stores,” he said. He added that their honey is all natural with no chemicals. They also make a creme honey that’s like a dessert. They formerly set up at farmer’s markets in Houston on weekends until the driving became weary and they now set up at local farmer’s markets. Beekeeping is still a hobby for Mike. He said he has been stung everywhere on his body. Fay, however, said she doesn’t get close enough to the bees to get stung. In addition to the honey, the Ginns also sell bee’s wax that can be used as lip balm, face lotion or door grease.

Class ring discovery the Class of 1970. When the class ring was rediscovered last week still in the jewelry box, Dawson decided to see if her daughter-in-law could photograph the ring and upload it to the alumni page. “Last week, she called me to post on our alumni page on Facebook,” Chiasson recalled. “Within 30 minutes, we found the owner of the ring.” It was Don Hock, Greg’s brother, who identified the ring, helped by the fact that Greg’s initials, DGH, were printed inside. “I got a call from my brother in California and he asked me if I’d lost my high school ring,” Greg Hock said. “I’m not on Facebook. The chances of me finding it without that page would have been slim to none.” Greg Hock said he was working as a carpenter and living with his other brother, Joey, after graduation. “I kept my ring in my sock drawer, along with all my money,” he recalled. “When it came time to move out, I

“There’s lots of good qualities from bees,” she said. Joyce Hinson came from Evadale. They’re situated at the entrance to the market. Joyce said they grown their own produce. She also makes jellies, jams and canned items. They stayed up all night shelling peas for the farmer’s market. In addition to other produce, they have Sugartown watermelons which are always popular. “Business comes in spurts,” she said. “My husband stays busy in the garden. You have to stay with it though the heat drains your energy.” Last but not least, Robert Vail sells Robert’s Wooden Creations. He makes one of a kind hand-crafted wildlife creations. For Saturday, he had several kinds of fish he made displayed.

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Lori Dawson of Las Vegas, Nevada, was known as Loretta Swinburn when she posed for her yearbook photo as a senior in the Bridge City Class of 1970. Facebook helped her find Greg Hock and return to him his missing class ring.

couldn’t find that ring. “I just chalked it up to being stolen. I never expected to see it again.” Identifying it was easier, Hock said, because in his graduating class of about 150 students, he was one of the only ones who ordered a ring of white gold. And he had it capped with his birthstone, aquamarine. But identifying it wasn’t


the only hurdle. After Dawson shipped it to Orange, it disappeared for a couple of days at the Orange Post Office. “I was at the post office when he found it behind a desk,” Hock recalled. “He [the postmaster] was very happy. I was very happy. He was probably happier than I was.” There was happiness to go around. “It was so quick, it was unbelievable,” Chiasson said. “That’s how the alumni page comes to help.” Four decades and a few pounds of weight gain have made the ring a tight fit for Hock. “I’m so happy that Greg got his ring back,” Dawson said. “I told him to take it Mathews or Zales and have it resized, so he could wear it.” Hock was wearing the ring proudly Tuesday. On his pinkie finger. “For not having it for 40 years, I’m glad to have it back,” he said.

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Credeur and Linda Patronella, grandchildren and greatgrandchildren.*****John Edward Herman, 60, of Orange, died Monday, July 7. Funeral service was held Friday, July 11. John was the oldest of six children. He grew up playing sports and working at his family’s Mobil service station. He retired from DuPont Sabine River Works after 34 years. John served as former WO-S Booster Club president, DERA chairperson and member of the Teutonia Masonic Lodge#47 and El Mina Shriners of Galveston. He is survived by wife of 33 years, Sherry, daughter, Amber Rae and son, Adam Kyle, brothers, Raymond and James Herman and sister, Frances Bacak.


From The Creaux’s Nest THE MIRACLE RESCUE FROM THAI CAVE A daring rescue mission in the treacherous confines of a f looded Thai cave saved all 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped deep within the labyrinth, ending a grueling, 18-day ordeal that claimed the life of an experienced volunteer diver and riveted people around the world. Eight boys were rescued by a team of Thai and international drivers on Sunday and Monday. The remaining four boys and their 25-year-old coach were all brought out safely Tuesday. We are not sure if this is a miracle, a science, or what. “All the 13 Wild Boars are now out of the cave,” the Navy Seals said, referring to the name of the boy’s soccer team. “Everyone is safe.”***** . I’d best quit jawing and get down the road. You’re welcome to come along, I promise it won’t do you no harm.

SHEARING THE SHEEP Back when Donald Trump was running with 16 others for the GOP nomination, I wrote if he was nominated he would wreck the Republican Party as we know it. Also I said if elected, it would be four years of chaos, mainly because he wouldn’t play straight. He never had in his life. I also said at the time that two things Trump wouldn’t do was release his tax returns and fall out with Russia’s Vladimir Putin. I reminded everyone the bottom line is the Trump brand. He won’t be president always and he doesn’t want to lose that Russian connection. Putin is worth $70 billion, Trump, $2.9 billion. Trump got snookered by the “Little Rocket Man” but on July 16, he will meet with Putin one on one. That is scary. Trump’s no match for the former KGB head. Putin will jack-off his sick ego and Bozo’s knees will get weak and he’s subject to give him the farm. When Trump repeated several times that “Putin is fine,” Putin knew right then he had him on the hook, all he has to do is reel him in. The big question is what does Putin have on him that causes Trump to go against his own intelligence agency and say Putin had not interfered in our 2016 elections? Either he has something ‘kinky’ on him or Russia has laundered money through the Trump organization. Those two getting their heads together is not good news for the American people. Kim Jung-un is a minor player that Trump made a star. Putin is already a star that will turn Trump into a bit player in a big boy’s game. As for what is happening on the border, Trump’s cruelty was predictable when he started calling hardworking family members rapists and murderers to make us hate them like he wants us to hate the FBI and justice system. He praises ICE, who is more like the KGB or Gestapo. They don’t operate like other law enforcement. They don’t read Miranda Rights or get warrants to knock down doors. They shouldn’t be abolished but should be made to operate like all law enforcement agencies. Don’t forget about his monument, the great ‘Trump Wall.’ If the GOP can hold on to the congress he will get his monument and also knock out health care that covers pre-existing conditions. Those two things are sure to happen if the congress is not changed.

JUDGE KAVANAUGH NOMINATED FOR SUPREME COURT President Trump nominated Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, a staunch conservative, to fill the seat of Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court. Kennedy was often the swing vote, that won’t be the case with Kavanaugh if he’s confirmed by the Senate. A battle running into October will be hard fought between the two parties. The GOP has the upper hand with a 52 to 48 vote in the senate. Sen. John McCain being out cuts it to a closer margin and some GOP senators opposed to overturning Roe vs Wade that has been the law 45 years and has 70% support from U.S. citizens. My belief is that ending Roe vs Wade wouldn’t end abortion, instead the Federal Court would shift the battle to the states. I believe mostly that it will remain the law of the land. Chief Justice John Roberts is likely to become the swing vote. He has stated that he believes in established law. He’s aware of the court’s image and the damage to its reputation. There is evidence this is why Roberts voted to save the Affordable Care Act, preserving the idea that the Supreme Court is a judicial body, not a political one. There are a lot more reasons to fear Kavanaugh on the court. These will all come out in the hearing. Let the battle begin.

GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN OBITUARIES 10 Years Ago-2008 Leavell Berry, 78, passed away July 10. Funeral service is 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, at First Baptist in Bridge City. To husband S.Q., recovering from injuries sustained in a auto accident that took Mrs. Berry’s life, and to our longtime friend Brenda Ellender (Mrs. Kirk), daughter Rhonda, son Jeff and their families our sincere condolences. She was a great lady.*****Our deepest sympathies also to the family of Lee Roy Neel, 86, who died July 12. He was from the Greatest Generation, a Marine in WWII. He retired from Dupont and was a deacon at First Baptist Church in Mauriceville. To his wife Ms. Madeline and family we send our deepest sorrow. He was a fine man.***** Richard Eugene Chapman, 73, of Orange, passed away Sunday, July 13. Funeral service was held Wednesday, July 16. He served in the US Army for 6 years and was a carpenter. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Margaret Chapman, daughters, Cheryl Duhon, Kim Roberts, and brothers, Thomas Chapman, Freddie Chapman, John Chapman and Wayne Chapman, sisters, Kathy Welch, Margaret

Opportunity Valley News publisher Roy Dunn is traveling the back roads of the Southwest. He borrowed W.T. Oliver’s Merry Miler, Gordon Baxter gave him a send off on morning radio then Roy headed to College Station to pick up friend Conley Windell. They traveled to West Texas into Pecos then New Mexico and the scenic pass through the White Mountains, arriving in Lincoln County, where “Billy the Kid’ is a Robin Hood-like hero. They set up camp in the White Mountains of Arizona, Zane Grey country, overlooking the Tonto Basin below, the rim where Grey’s cabin stood. Nights are 40 degrees and campfires feel good. Their morning breakfast, which never tasted so good, was cooked on the campfire and consisted of fresh sausage, eggs and flapjacks with open-fire brewed, bucket coffee. No radio, newspaper or phone. The back roads are the way to wash away the taint of capitalism. (Editor’s note: Roy wrote his column from Nothing, Ariz., and sent it by telegraph. He said, “Nothing has nothing.” Water for the radiator is fetched from the river below with a bucket and a long rope. He says they ask you not to waste it because it’s precious. *****Sharon Bearden is now scuffing for a living in the private sector. He has hung up a sign that reads “Lawyer for Hire, Have Gun Will Travel.” He’s off running and happy as a lark, a far cry from the pressures of the DA’s office.*****Three of the colorful characters running around Orange are Jimmy Conn, Joe Blanda and Ed Bacon. Hang with any of these three and you’re inviting trouble.*****Coy Charrier is service manager at Stephens Buick on I-10. Roy Salter is parts manager.*****Dickie Colburn of “The Fishing Hole” presents a program to the Dera Bass Club on locating and catching suspended bass. (Editor’s note: What is a suspended bass?)*****Dr. H.H. Cox, Orange’s second oldest Chiropractor, is now located at 506 Middle St. (Editor’s note: If Cox was the second oldest who was the oldest?)*****Triple L. Honda is selling the Honda Express (Mopad) for $329. It gets 100 miles to the gallon.*****Red’s Restaurant, 1522 Strickland Drive, serves pit barbecued charcoal steaks, fresh seafood, $4.95 ‘All You Can Eat’ Friday night seafood buffet and noon buffet, $2.75.*****Dist. Judges, Graham Bruce, 128th, David A. Dunn, 163rd and Don Burgess, 260th announced the re-appointment of Orange County auditor Julia Bacon to a two year term effective July 13.

NATIONAL NEWS BRIEFS Louisiana U.S. Senator John Kennedy, a Republican, just returned from Russia with a congressional group. He warns against trusting President Vladimir Putin. He reports dealing with Putin and Russia is like, “Dealing with the Mafia.”****Don’t expect the tariffs China is imposing on the U.S. to be shared equally by the states. Farm and seafood producing states are going to be hit the hardest, also agricultural products, like soybeans, sorghum, tobacco and meat Auto making states, along with vegetable, fruit and nut growers will take a lick but in time every citizen will feel the pinch at the checkout.*****Noel Cintron, Trump’s family chauffer for more than 25 years, has joined the thousands of plaintiffs who have said they are owed money by Trump. Cintron’s lawsuit alleges Trump ‘shirked his obligation.” The driver said he was cheated and was let go once the family got the Secret Service to chauffeur them. Cintron, like many others, didn’t get what he was promised.*****Missing the good old days of Barack Obama and Joe Biden? The best buddies are back together again. They are now mystery solvers. That’s right. The first novel is a new “Obama-Biden mystery series.” Andrew Shaffer’s, “Hope Never Dies” Quick Books, 304 pp. They play amateur detectives. “Amtrak Joe” is one of the main players. The twosome, with Secret Service agent Steve in tow, is right out of a James Bond film.

A FEW HAPPENINGS July 20, will mark 49 years since Neil Armstrong landed on the moon with the words, “The Eagle has landed, one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” That was a proud moment for every American. Anyone today who was five or older then still recalls that event and where they were at the time. In 1961, new President John F. Kennedy directed that the U.S. would reach the moon in this decade and so we did, in 1969.*****We can’t go without remembering that July 15th will mark the 11th anniversary of the murder of Bridget Gearen of Orange. Gearen, a 1996 graduate of Orangefield High School was employed by a Beaumont law firm. A weekend getaway at Crystal Beach with family and friends turned out to be deadly and a case of being at the wrong place at the wrong time. After she disappeared a search began by locals and law enforcement.  By early morning, campers on the beach found her beaten and partially clothed body near the water’s edge. Eleven years later no arrest has been made in her murder. What became of this case?*****Six teams have recorded 10,000 wins in the National League, including St. Louis Cardinals, who achieved that milestone on June 25. Do you know who the other five teams are? (Answer below C’est Tout.)*****For quite some time I suspected that Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan was rotten. He is rude and a smart-ass. He’s Sean Hannity, the Trump advisor’s, big buddy. Now it appears my suspicion was right, Jordan stood by and did nothing when a bunch of youngsters were being sexually molested while he was a wrestling coach. There’s some more shoes to drop on that bunch.*****Speaking of that, Rudy, the chief snake oil salesman, was making the Sunday morning TV shows. He’s reappeared to sell, you guessed it, his snake oil.*****These things don’t happen often. Mark Reynolds, who had a 5-for-5, 10 RBI game for the Nationals on Saturday, after hitting a pinch-hit, walk-off home run Friday. Mark ended the weekend Sunday by going 2-for-4 plus a walk after starting at third and pitching one-third of an inning, retiring the only batter he faced in the ninth.***** I noticed that some very interesting people are having birthdays in the following week. The sexiest little beauty to ever come out of Orange, Dayle Gunn Weatherford, is still a fox. It’s unbelievable that she turns 75 on July 11.***County Treasurer, our buddy Christy Khoury, celebrates on July 12.***A special lady, Neighbor Cox’s bride of 70 years, Ms. Ginny,” reaches her 90 th birthday on July 13. She is a resident, along with our long-

time friend Calvin Stakes, Sr., at Golden Years.***Also celebrating on this day is a special friend, a beautiful and kind mother of two younguns, special children who were planned for. Happy birthday to my beautiful friend Donna Peterson.***Special great folks who celebrate on July 15, Tommy Harmon, Peggy Claybar, that Stringer girl, what a beauty, who married David all those years ago. I haven’t seen her in a long time but there was a time I couldn’t keep my eyes off her.***Also celebrating is pretty Melissa Eshbach and Orange Mayor Larry Spears, Jr.***Celebrating July 16 is Brad’s lovely wife, retired teacher Carlis Roy, and also our friend longtime car salesman Preston Fuller.***July 17 finds a special lady, longtime friend and the toughest person we know Edee Pratt celebrating a big number today. Happy Birthday to all the fine folks on our birthday list.*****Now on to another subject. Our brother Sharon Bearden, who was a baseball catcher in his youth, has finally had to give in to a bum left knee. He will go under the knife in Houston on August 20. Sharon entered private practice 40 years ago after serving as District Attorney. His specialty is criminal law and he’s as good at it as anyone who hung up a shingle and Orange County has had some great ones. A few defense attorneys who come to mind are Bill Sexton, Louis Dugas, Jim Morris, John O. Young, Don Kelly and many, many more.*****A USA Today snapshot finds 67% of Americans would expect Canada and Mexico to welcome them if a conflict forced them to flee the United States.*****The Wednesday Lunch Bunch dines at Robert’s this week and at JB’s Barbeque next week. Everyone is always welcome.

BIRTHDAYS People in the area celebrating birthdays in the next few days July 11: Celebrating are Michael Brinson, Denise Ducote, Kathy Lynd and Cleon Hogan. Joining them are fashion designer Giorgio Armani, 83, actors Mindy Sterling, 64 and Justin Chambers, 47.*****July 12: Lana Griffith, Craig Simmons, Dera Breaux and Josette Webb all celebrate. Also country singer Kimberly Perry, 34, actress Cheryl Ladd, 66 and entrepreneur Richard Simmons, 69.*****July 13: Kristen McCurry, Steve Sarver, Susan Everett, Billy Bryant all celebrate. Joining them are actors Harrison Ford, 75, Patrick Stewart, 77 and Cheech Marin, 71.***** July 14: Celebrating today are Jared Ganze, Calvin Rutledge, Ella Stuebing. Also celebrating are MMA fighter Conor McGregor, 29, actors Matthew Fox, 51 and Jane Lynch, 57.*****July 15: Having birthdays today are Mark Grizzaffi, Tracy Addison, Melissa Eshbach, Cassey Polk. Celebrities celebrating today are comedian Gabriel Iglesias, 41, actors Forest Whitaker, 56 and Brigitte Nielsen, 54.*****July 16: Preston Fuller and Lorie Dubose celebrate. They are joined by actors Will Ferrell, 50 Corey Feidman, 46 and former football player Berry Sanders, 49.*****Deborah Ashcraft, and Harold Lonadier are a year older on this day. Celebrities getting older also are country singer Luke Bryan, 41, actor David Hasselhoff, 65 and British royalty Duchess Camilla Parker Bowles, 70

CAJUN STORY OF THE WEEK Maurice Comeaux and Clovis Abshire were into dere second hour of drinking suds at Tee-Boy’s Bar and Grill wen da conversation turned to having nerve and bravery. Maurice says, “I’ll tell you wat having real guts is,” Tee-Boy, standing behind da bar axe, “Wat’s dat hanh?” “Well,” Maurice say, it’s coming home late after a night out wit Kee-Kee, Lu-Lu and da boys, met at da door by you wife wit a broom and having da guts to axe, “Hey, Babe, are you still cleaning or are you flying somewhere.” Clovis say, “I’ll tell you wat having balls is.” Tee-Boy say, “Wat’s dat?” Well, it’s coming home late, late, after a night out wit da guys, smelling of perfume and beer, lipstick on you collar and slapping your wife on da butt and having da balls to say, “You’re next fatty.”

C’EST TOUT Judge Resets Timeline to Return Kids

A Federal Judge, Dana Sabraw, in San Diego, appointed by President George W. Bush, had ordered the Trump Administration to reunite all children under five with their parents by Tuesday, July 10 and the remaining 3,000 by July 26. Citizens have angrily objected to ICE agents cruelly wrenching crying children from parents at the border and shipping them thousands of miles away. In a very incompetent operation the federal government loss track of the youngsters and who they belong with. Reunifying children with their parents needs to be a top priority. Experts say children could suffer serious psychological damage with each day away from parents. The government has not been transparent. Now they will attempt to use DNA to try and match up the children with their parents. If they chose to be cruel they should have at least kept a log or an arm band, like in hospitals, so each child could have been matched with parents. Everyone could have had a number. I would bet some parents will never see their children again, more than just a few. So far only four children out of 100, less than five years old have been returned. On Tuesday, Judge Sabraw set a new timeline for all children to be reunited. Don’t look for the Feds to meet the new deadline because many parents have been deported with no records kept of their distention. Put yourself in those parents position. I once lost a grandchild in a big department store. I panicked. Five minutes seemed like an hour. I never thought I’d live long enough to see this great country I was raised in become so cruel. Slavery was cruel and we still feel the effects. This latest treatment of our human race won’t soon go away either.***** My time is up. Thanks for coming along. Please read us cover to cover. Take care and God bless.*****Answer to baseball question. (The Braves, Cubs, Giants, Pirates and Dodgers. The oldest, Braves and Cubs, started in 1876; Cardinals, the youngest, in 1892; Giants, 1883, Dodgers, 1884 and Pirates, 1887.)


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Golden K Kiwanis to meet is week’s meeting will not be held on Wed., July 11 will have AAUW (American Assn. of University Women), Orange Chapter President, Linda White of Vinton, Louisiana, will share her 2-month trip through parts of Europe in April and May of this year. She will give a visual presentation of points of interest. e public is invited to this 9-10 a.m. event in the Orange Salvation Army meeting room at the corner of MLK and Strickland on Wed., July 11. Coffee is served. More details will be forthcoming by email or by phone. Membership dues are $38 per quarter for those interested in joining this group.

Pinnacle Music Academy opens Good Shepherd Lutheran Church is excited to announce the grand opening of Pinnacle Music Academy. Now offering private music lessons for Piano, Vocal, Guitar, Drums, Bass, Trumpet and more! For more information visit or contact the church at 409-735-4573.

Summer programs offered by Extension 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. 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 $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 409-882-7010.

Cove Baptist Church Block Party Please plan on joining in the fun event at Cove Baptist Church, located at 1005 DuPont Dr in Orange. ey will be hosting a Block Party on Saturday, July 21st from 5:00 - 7:30 pm for all to attend. e fun will include food, water slide, volleyball, and other outdoor games. For more information please contact us at 409-883-4155.

Firm to conduct WOCCISD survey July 13-20 Households within the West Orange – Cove School System may be contacted soon through an independent telephone survey for community input on possible improvement projects for the district. West Orange-Cove CISD has been working with a Citizens Advisory Committee for the past several months to identify facility and equipment improvements that would support academic, cocurricular, and extra-curricular programs in the district. e Citizens Advisory Committee has studied district challenges related to facilities and equipment needs of the district and has identified cost effective solutions that the committee wants to consider after receiving input from a statistically valid survey of community voters. An independent firm, commissioned by the school district, will conduct the community telephone survey July 13 through July 20. e Citizens Advisory Committee will review survey findings before developing recommendations for the school district.

Salvation Army Scrapbook Saturday Have an unfinished craft project? Come join us on Saturday July 21st from 9-5 at Salvation Army

FW vols make trip to Orange


located at 1950 MLK Drive in Orange. ere is a $25 donation, which all proceeds go to the food pantry. ere will be door prizes, games, lunch and snacks provided.You just need to bring your own project. Come for a day of fun, crafts and fellowship. Hope to see you there.

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.

Student-Athletes & Parents Of Orangefield

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. Come and get some delicious pecans or our other items we offer. ank you for your support!

ere will be Parent Meetings for 7th to 12th grade athletes on ursday July 26th, Tuesday July 31st, and ursday August 2nd at 6:00pm in the High School Cafeteria. All student-athletes in grades 7th-12th must have a parent attend a meeting prior to playing in the first contest!

VBS at Faith United Methodist Church It is “Game On” for VBS at Faith United Methodist Church, located at 8608 MLK Drive in Orange. Our Vacation Bible School will begin July 23rd and go through July 27th for 9 am till noon for ages 4 yrs to 6th grade. You can register now at 409-886-1291.

Outages scheduled for the LCM District July 12 & 13: A major Skyward Update will be implemented. According to Skyward, the system will be down during most of the day on the 12th, and there may be intermittent outages on the 13th, if it is necessary to make further changes to the system. At some point during the summer, LCM High School will have an outage to reconnect the permanent data/phone services in the main hall, which were rerouted because of construction. A date for that has not been set, as it is dependent on progress in other areas at the HS.

BCHS Alumni Info Our BCHS Alumni Association Classic Cardinal Reunion (classes 1957-1968 and any other interested alumni) is scheduled for October 13th. Please help us continue interest in our alumni group by planning to attend. More information will be sent later about the cost and time. Please put this date on your calendar. It is theSaturday after BCHS' Homecoming on Friday. Our BCHS family is saddened by the loss of the following alumni members: Tommie Sue Fincher Fleming ('65), Brenda Dotson Clayton ('67), Jimmy Dan Roberts ('73), Jesse Gregg ('78), Teri Delcambre ('80). Please inform me of a change of address or email address at I will mail invitations for our Classic Cardinal Reunion to all 57-68 graduates. It is important that I have correct contacts, especially since many alumni members were displaced after last year's hurricane. Please share this info with family members and/or friends that graduated from BCHS.

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.

Good Shepherd Pecan Sale continues

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 409-728-0344 or Brian Muldrow 713377-0356.

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 are kept Confidential.

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 749-9036 or Mike 718-0333.

Orange Mayor Larry Spears Jr., top left, and former mayor Essie Bellfield, center front, pose with volunteers from Fort Worth’s Lighthouse Fellowship Methodist Church after Tuesday’s city council meeting. The teenagers are here for a week-long summer mission trip. It is the third trip in a year for Lighthouse volunteers helping Orange homeowners recover from Tropical Storm Harvey. (RECORD Photo: Dave Rogers)

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California Corndogs’ Hoffpauir is BC Chamber employee of July

Pop superstar Paula Abdul has scheduled a performance at the Golden Nugget Casino in Lake Charles, La., on Friday, Oct. 19, as part of her 2018 American tour. Tickets go on sale Friday, July 19. Courtesy photo

Paula Abdul announces fall tour with Lake Charles stop By Tommy Mann Jr. e Record One of the biggest tours of the fall has been announced and it includes a date in Southwest Louisiana. Pop artist Paula Abdul announced her “Straight Up Paula!” 2018 North American tour this past Monday and it in-

cludes a performance at the Golden Nugget Casino in Lake Charles, La., on Friday, Oct. 19. Tickets go on sale to the public at 10 a.m., Friday, July 13, for ages 21 and older and are expected to go quickly. Ticket information can be obtained at the venue website at Abdul, 56, is best known for

her string of chart topping hits in the late-80s and early-90s, including “Straight Up,” “Opposites Attract,” “Forever Your Girl,” “Rush Rush,” “e Promise of a New Day” and others while selling more than 50 million albums worldwide. Visit for more information on the artist’s upcoming tour.

Answered Prayers ribbon cutting

e Bridge City Chamber of Commerce has announced that Logan Hoffpauir, who works at California Corndogs has been named July Employee of the Month. Logan was presented his award, sponsored by Sabine River Ford, by B. J. Hanneman, Director of the Bridge City Chamber of Commerce, at the chamber’s July Networking Coffee hosted by CASA of the Sabine Neches Region. Logan has worked at California Corndogs, more commonly known as “the corndog stand by Bridge City Walmart”, for one year. He was nominated for employee of the month by Pattie Steele. Pattie nominated Logan because of his uplifting smile, friendly demeanor, and good manners no matter if the weather is hot, cold, wet, or dry. He 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,

The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce has announced that Logan Hoffpauir, who works at California Corndogs has been named July Employee of the Month. Pictured left to right: Logan Hoffpauir, B. J. Hanneman. Photo courtesy of Bridge City Chamber of Commerce Best Day Spa,, 5Point Credit Union, Coastal Dream

Travel, Las Rosas Mexican Restaurant and A-1 Peterson Plumbing.

'Ice' sizzles in Lake Charles

The Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on June 14th for Answered Prayers Assisted Living at 602 Azalea Ave in Orange. Owner Joan Williams has been in business for many years, and works with many levels of patient care. For more information please call (409)-313-1044.

Rap star Vanilla Ice was the headlining attraction of the "I Love the '90s" tour, which rolled into Lake Charles this past Friday (July 6, 2018) at the Golden Nugget Casino, as he dazzled the standing room only crowd with an abbreviated set of hits such as "Ninja Rap" and "Ice Ice Baby" Also performing on the bill were Salt N Pepa with DJ Spinderella, Mark McGrath of SugarRay and Freedom Williams of C+C Music Factory. Photo by Tommy Mann Jr.


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Decked-out in red, white, and blue are the members of the Orange Golden K Kiwanis for their annual picnic, this year held at President Margaret Light's home. From left, are Dennis Ferrell, Lois Ferrell, David Payne, Karen McKinney, Billy Jack McKinney, Rosie Hurst, Hank Ramsey, Light (in flag apron), Vern Murray, Diane Grooters, Johnny Grooters, and Reid Caruthers, right front. Not pictured are members Anne Payne, Juliet Smith, Ted Williams, Sharon and Arnold Proellochs, Debra and Pat McCombs, and Janelle Ramsey. The mission of International, National, Regional, and local Kiwanis clubs is children. Photo by Anne Payne


Linda White of Vinton, Louisiana, president of the Orange chapter of American Association of University Women (AAUW) since 2013, will relay her escapades regarding her journeys in Europe in the months of April and May 2018. She will present a visual show with many photos and stories from 9-10 a.m. on Wed., July 11, in the meeting room of the Salvation Army, at the corner of MLK and Strickland-West Park (also known as Hwy. 90). Coffee will be available. The public is invited at no charge.

Firm conducts WOCCISD survey July 13 - 20

Pictured from left, Jennifer Ricks (Lufkin Daily News), Jake Mienk (Palestine Herald Press), Lange Svehlak (CNHI Papers), Donnis Baggett (TPA Executive Vice President), Senator Robert Nichols, Rick Craig (Nacogdoches Daily Sentinel), Mike Hodges (TPA Executive Director)

Nichols champions transparency is week, members of the Texas Press Association (TPA) named Senator Robert Nichols (RJacksonville) a 'Champion of Transparency'. "I am grateful to TPA for this honor. I believe local newspapers are an essential form of communication all over Texas, but especially in East Texas," said Senator Nichols. "I have and will continue to stand behind and support the needs of the newspapers within Senate District 3." Senator Nichols was honored for his work in ensuring there is transparency in government by providing Texans with access to governmental meetings and records. As well as ensuring public notices, which are required of governmental bodies, are made available in newspapers. "e Texas Press Association is proud to name Sen. Robert Nichols a Champion of Transparency for 2017-18. He is a staunch defender of the public's right to know about the activities and intentions our government," said Donnis Baggett, Texas Press Association Executive Vice President. "His votes in the Texas Senate and his advocacy for citizens dealing with state agencies are im-

pactful. Texas is well-served to have such an effective voice for transparency and accountability in the Legislature." First elected to the Texas Senate in 2007, Robert Nichols represents 19 counties including the greater part of East Texas and Montgomery County. In the Texas Senate, Nichols serves as Chairman for the Transportation Committee. He also serves on the Senate Finance, Administration, and Business and Commerce Committees. He is a member of the Legislative Audit Committee and is serving his third term on the Sunset Advisory Commission. e Texas Press Association is the voice of the state's newspaper industry. e association promotes the welfare of Texas newspapers, encourages higher standards of journalism, and plays an important role in protecting the public's right to know as an advocate of First Amendment liberties. TPA is one of the nation's oldest and largest newspaper trade associations, representing more than 450 newspapers across the state.

Orange City Council named Suzonne Crockett, left, and Anna Smith to the Convention and Visitors Advisory Board at Tuesday’s meeting.


Households within the West Orange – Cove School System may be contacted soon through an independent telephone survey for community input on possible improvement projects for the district. West Orange-Cove CISD has been working with a Citizens Advisory Committee for the past several months to identify facility and equipment improvements that would support academic, co-curricular, and extra-curricular programs in the district. e Citizens Advisory Committee has studied district challenges related to facilities and equipment needs of the district and has identified cost effective solutions that the committee wants to consider after receiving input from a statistically valid survey of community voters.

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The Record Sports

Week of July 11, 2018

‘Bird’ is the word Chasing the terns turns out good choice on Sabine DICKIE COLBURN FISHING REPORT FOR THE RECORD

The status of Earl Thomas’ contract has the Seattle Seahawks in fits as the 2018 NFL season gets closer and closer to kickoff.

Stressin’ Seahawks

Thomas contract giving Seattle fits KAZ’S KORNER JOE KAZMAR

FOR THE RECORD As the time for the 2018 National Football League’s training camps gets nearer, I’m really confused about the status of Orange’s Earl omas with the Seattle Seahawks. omas was expecting the final year of his current contract to be extended by the team soon after the 2017 season ended early this year. After all, that’s the normal procedure of what NFL teams do with their stars. And by being a Pro Bowler in six of his

eight years and a first team All-Pro three times with the Seahawks, omas definitely fits into the category of being a superstar. But here it is only a couple of weeks before training camps begin and omas is still waiting to hear from his team’s front office. For the past eight seasons the Seahawks appeared to have treated Earl fairly and like a superstar, so their reluctance to extend omas’ contract is mind-boggling. So, I did a little investigating to see if someone had a solution or at least a logical explanation or some kind of hypothesis of what the Seahawks might be thinking. I went to the 12th Man website and got an inkling of what might be happening up in Seattle. e solution to this problem is not Earl

but his fellow teammate in Seattle’s defensive secondary, veteran strong safety Kam Chancellor. “e Seahawks need Earl omas more than ever since they lost Kam Chancellor, yet the loss of number 31 is exactly why omas is waiting for an extension,” the website revealed last week. “Earl omas is holding out for a contract extension, and the Seahawks show no signs of giving him one. e biggest reason for the impasse is the fate of Kam Chancellor. “Chancellor has apparently finished his stellar career with the Seahawks. Of course, this is a huge blow to the Legion of Boom. Richard Sherman is now with the hated 49ers. Shaquille Griffin

It wasn’t the first time that I had made the same mistake, but in this case I wasn’t disappointed at all. e mistake was running all the way to the south end of the lake first thing out of the box hoping to take advantage of a tip shared with me the day before. A youngster in Home Depot helping me locate the best drill bit for the job asked why I wasn’t fishing and my answer obviously had something to do with the “honey-do” at hand. “My Dad and I just killed the fish twice last week and we hadn’t been catching anything” he proudly shared. By the time the conversation ended I was ready to go home and hook up the boat. “Killing them” was a little over the top, but they had at least found a bite in the same general area two days a week that yielded a dozen or so keepers each outing. “We were fishing with shrimp under a cork,” he said, “but there were a lot of terns around and I bet we could have caught them on anything. My Dad just prefers live bait!” When he added the fact that they easily caught twice that many undersized trout he really tweaked my interest. e following morning I was headed to the south revetment wall at daylight and just as he said, the terns were already starting to work. We managed to fool only a couple of slot reds with four inch Assassins, but virtually every cast fooled either a small trout or a lady fish and we were not complaining. Our mistake as we later discovered was that we had run much further than needed to catch better fish. When the initial bite slowed we ran to the Louisiana side of the lake hoping to avoid an approaching thunderstorm, but we made our exit a little too late ... we got wet! While huddled up against the Roseau cane we noticed small groups of finger mullet parading down the shoreline. One cast with the castnet was all it took to fill up the livewell. Unfortunately, the fish didn’t like them as much as we did and we started slowly cruising homeward when Carl spotted more lady fish on the surface. A bite is a bite so we switched back to plastics and caught and released small fish until Carl broke off a very nice red on a Skitterwalk. When we couldn’t draw another strike we went “old school” and drifted with the wind bouncing our live mullet off the bottom. We buried the Talon twice when reds came up within casting distance, but long story-short, the live mullet produced two lim-

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Korner and Bradley McDougald are just earning their places in the Legion. And Earl omas is just waiting to get paid,” the article added. “omas has made it clear he feels he should be paid like the best safety in the league. And he’s right. He should be paid more than guys like Reshad Jones and Jimmy Ward. “According to the excellent, six safeties will bring home more cash than omas this year. e man deserves an extension. You never know when one play can end your career. Just look at Chancellor,” the article pointed out. e Seahawks want to avoid a replay of the Chancellor situation. at’s exactly what the Seahawks are doing. ey’re looking at Chancellor, and especially his contract. He can’t play, but he also can’t retire. He’d lose a very large chunk of money if he did. “To make it clear, neither Chancellor nor the team thinks he will play again because of a neck injury suffered in November at Arizona,” the website stated. “But for now, Chancellor also won’t retire due to the structure of his contract—if he retires he would give up injury guarantees for the 2018 and 2019 seasons of $6.8 million and $5.2 million (in fact the $6.8 million was guaranteed in February),” the article pointed out. Although the Seahawks won’t have to carry Chancellor on the 53-man roster, it’s certain he’d be placed on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list.

From Page 1B If the injury appears to be healed and Chancellor does play in 2018, doctors have warned him that another neck injury could render him paralyzed for life. “is clearly impacts Seattle and Earl omas. e team is justifiably a bit gun-shy about handing out another huge contract with big guarantees,” the article pointed out. So, while the Seahawks stand pat on their refusal to extend Earl omas’ contract, they are willing to pay their other Pro Bowl safety $12 million over the next two seasons to never take another snap again. Earl is adamant about either holding out for a contract extension or being traded. He may not get his No. 29 uniform, but he’d look real good wearing that star on his Dallas Cowboys helmet. KWICKIES…Kevin Na fired a six-under par 64 Sunday for a five-shot victory in the PGA Tour A Military Tribute at e Greenbriar in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. Na finished 19under par 261 and picked up the $1.31 million winner’s paycheck. e AL West-leading Houston Astros went into Monday’s four-game series against Oakland riding a six-game winning streak. e Astros also had an eightgame winning streak against the A’s. Houston swept the Chicago White Sox last weekend finishing the season with a 7-0 sweep. ey beat the ChiSox 2-1

Chasing the birds is a hit-or-miss proposition most days.

Colburn its of reds and fourteen trout. Carl drifted his mullet under a cork and probably caught a few more trout than I did sticking with the Carolina rig. Aside from the fact that we were finally catching fish again, the best thing about the trip was that we found fish in more than one place. at has not been the case of late. Any time we found even a few fish they were holding in a very tight area and the bite was short lived. e daily monsoons have continued to have a negative effect on the water clarity, but the

From Page 1B bite hasn’t slowed thus far. e biggest problem has been leaving a bite to run from the fast moving cells of rain. It actually feels good due to the heat, but I don’t do lightning. I don’t know that the bite is sure enough getting better, but it has definitely improved. Only time will tell. First call for tickets to the upcoming Orange County CCA Chapter Banquet.It may strike you as a little early to announce an event that doesn’t take place until Aug. 9th , but tickets go quickly for the much antici-

pated annual event, especially the corporate tables. e job the CCA does is reason enough to attend, but this is a truly fun evening. Great food, great auction items and a super bunch of fishing folks make for a great time. e event kicks off at 6 p.m. at the Orange County Convention and Expo Center on Hwy. 1442. For more information or tickets contact Louis Moore at 409988-4845, Scott Bandy at 409-988-3667 or Brian Weaver at 713-626-4222. See ya there!


Sunday on Marwin Gonzalez’ squeeze bunt with two strikes on him. e win puts the Astros a season-high 30 games over .500. Jose Altuve’s home run gave the team 15 consecutive games with a home run. Japanese sensation Shohei Ohtani belted a pinch home run to give the Los Angeles Angels a 4-3 victory over the arch-rival LA Dodgers Sunday. JUST BETWEEN US…e Houston Astros tied Boston and Cleveland with five players named to the American League All-Star team. e annual event will take place 7 p.m. Tuesday at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. Actually, there will be six men wearing the orange-andblue Astros uniform if Astros’ manager A.J. Hinch is included. ree-time batting champion Jose Altuve is the only Astro named to the starting team, but teammates Alex Bregman, George Springer, Justin Verlander and Gerrit Cole were also voted to the team, although Verlander will pitch against his former team—the Detroit Tigers—Sunday and won’t be available for All-Star duty. Altuve’s 125 hits (through Monday) are the second highest total posted by an Astro before the All-Star game, trailing only his 130 in 2014. Cole surpassed Mike Scott’s 167 strikeouts before the All-Star game after his mound performance Monday night against the Oakland Athletics.

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Lone Star anglers should think outside baitcaster



“Howdy Tex” was a common greeting from other anglers as Bink Grimes and I strode down the sidewalk towards our waiting boat. “I wonder how they know we’re from Texas” I thought to myself, then I looked down at my rods and it hit me as gazed at the fist full of baitcasters. We were in Florida and baitcasters are a dead giveaway that you are from the Lone Star State, down in the Sunshine State spinning tackle rules the angling world. Now before you go get in a fired up huff and quit reading this article because you think it’s another one of those “Florida is superior to Texas” propaganda speeches take a minute to realize what the real story is about. For whatever reason most die-hard Texas trout fanatics refuse to throw a spinning rod for any one of a myriad of reasons. Most testosterone junkies discount the gear as being for novices or beginners; nothing could be farther from the truth. Now I am not saying that the spinning rod is better than a baitcaster, let’s get that straight. I am saying however that the spinning rod is an overlooked and under utilized weapon in Texas saltwater. By adding a spinning rod to your arsenal of baitcasters you can cover just about any type of fishing situation that comes up along the gulf coast. When I first started guiding one of the most valuable pieces of information I got came from my good friend and mentor Capt. Dickie Colburn, he said “son, a man can make good living with a quality spinning rod”. Dickie should know because he has been doing just that for many years on both freshwater lakes and coastal bays. By using a light line presentation on a 6 foot spinning rod Dickie has caught more flounder than you can ever imagine. “e spinning rod is perfectly suited to throw the tiny road runner jigs and gitzits that flounder just

While a baitcaster is a great and legitimate choice for trout fishing, Texas anglers should consider a spinning tackle rig as an option on the lake. absolutely love,” said Colburn, “You just can’t fish those little baits on a regular baitcaster”. Another area where the spinning rod shines is when the situation calls for delicate or subtle presentations, throwing weightless soft plastics over grass or when you are sight fishing. e ease at which an angler can cast these offerings with pinpoint accuracy and minimal splash results in more fish caught and less fish spooked. I cannot tell you how many times this summer I switched from a baitcaster to a spinning rod just for the ability to throw a subtle bait at a finicky redfish, it worked like a charm. Wade fishermen can also

benefit from using a spinning rod, I know several anglers who carry both a baitcaster and a spinning rod while wading. e baitcaster is used for casting down wind and for throwing big topwaters while the spinning rod is used for throwing into the wind and casting more subtle offerings. e spinning reels are excellent choices for throwing corkies also, the low gear ratio helps you slow down your retrieve and that generally translates into more fish. I hope that after reading this article you might look at fishing with a spinning rod a little differently, it is a great tool that can really help you catch more fish if you just give it a chance.

John Dubose and Johnny Dubose recently went to Uno Mas Ranch in Bandera, TX where they are shown here with their game trophies.

Texas game wardens stress continued water safety vigilance e Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is urging the public to be extra vigilant when it comes to water safety in the wake of five tragic drownings over the July 4th holiday. us far in 2018, there have been 37 open water drownings, compared to 30 over the same time period a year ago. During the midweek Fourth of July holiday, drowning victims were recovered from Lake Grapevine, Lake LBJ, Lake Lewisville, Lake Granbury and Lake Leon. We’re seeing a spike this year in the number of

open water drownings,’ said Texas Game Warden Assistant Commander Cody Jones, TPWD’s boating law administrator. “We cannot stress enough for folks to recognize potential risks and hazards, and know their limitations while out on the water. Fatigue, alcohol impairment, and unforeseen dangers such as cross currents, underwater obstructions and under tow, can lead to tragedy. Jones reports that game wardens conducted boating safety checks on over 3,100 vessels on the

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Fourth, resulting in 320 citations and 334 warnings issued. Among those, 11 arrests were made for boating while intoxicated. Game wardens also investigated nine boating related accidents, none of which resulted in fatalities. Anecdotally, we appear to be seeing more designated drivers out on the water, so boaters are being responsible,” Jones noted. Prior to the July Fourth holiday, TPWD’s Law Enforcement Division participated in Operation Dry Water over the weekend of June 29-July 1 as part of a nationally coordinated boating under the influence (BUI) awareness and enforcement cam-

From Page 4B paign. Over the three-day Operation Dry Water weekend, game wardens made contact with 7,081 vessels, issued 762 warnings and 680 citations, while making 19 BUI arrests. TPWD participates in coordinated efforts like Operation Dry Water, along with hundreds of other agencies nationwide, in an effort to reduce the number of accidents and fatalities we see due to boaters consuming alcohol on the water,” said Jones. “Our goal is to educate boaters as well as remove impaired operators from the water in order to keep all other boaters safe.”

‘Cowboys of Color’ discussion features rodeo legends panel e Stark Museum of Art invites you downtown for Stories from Cowboys of Color: An Afternoon with Don Russell, Cleo Hearn, Myrtis Dightman, Bailey “e Prairie Kid,” and Jason Griffin on Saturday, July 28, 2018, beginning at 2:00 p.m. e event will feature a panel discussion from 2:00-3:00 p.m. and will be followed with a reception and book signing. e panel discussion from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. will provide guests with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn about the history of the Cowboys of Color Rodeo and the photography project by Don Russell from the actual artist and athletes. Special guests for the event are artist Don Russell; Founder of the Cowboys of Color Rodeo and Champion Calf Roper Cleo Hearn; Champion Bull RiderMyrtis Dightman;Champion Bareback Rider, Saddle Bronc Rider, Steer Wrestler, Bull RiderBailey “e Prairie Kid;” and Champion Bareback Bronc Rider Jason Griffin. Each of the rodeo athletes participating in the panel is featured in the special exhibition Portraits from Cowboys of Color: Photographs by Don Russell on view at the Stark Museum of Art through Saturday, September 29, 2018. Following the hour-long panel discussion, guests are invited to join the panelists, museum staff, and members of the Board of Directors of the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation for a reception celebrating the exhibition and the special guests. Copies of Don Russell’s book, Cowboys of Color, will be available for purchase from the artist, and all panelists will be available to sign books for guests. “We are honored to have artist Don Russell; Founder of the Cowboys of Color Rodeo and Champion Calf Roper Cleo Hearn; Champion Bull RiderMyrtis Dightman;Champion Bareback Rider, Saddle Bronc Rider, Steer Wrestler, Bull RiderBailey “The Prairie Kid;” and Champion Bareback Bronc Rider Jason Griffin join us for this special afternoon. Guests will enjoy hearing the first-hand experiences that all

of our panelists have had with the Cowboys of Color Rodeo and cowboy culture in general. We look forward to guests joining us for a reception following the panel discussion and providing an opportunity for our community members to meet the photographer behind the exhibition and cowboys behind this incredible rodeo,” Jennifer Restauri Dickinson, Curator of Education, comments. e panel discussion will take place in the Walter G. Riedel III Education Center located at the Stark Museum of Art. e Stark Museum of Art’s address is 712 Green Avenue, Orange, Texas, 77630. Seating is limited in the Education Center. Guests are encouraged to arrive early. Admission is free. Western wear is encouraged. Stories from Cowboys of Color takes place on the Na-

tional Day of the Cowboy, a day to honor cowboy culture and pioneer heritage. e State of Texas has designated the fourth Saturday in July as National Day of the Cowboy in recognition of the historic, cultural, and social contributions of the cowboy. Portraits from Cowboys of Color: Photographs by Don Russellhighlights the modern African American rodeo cowboy. It features portraits of contemporary cowboys and cowgirls who ride and rope in Cowboys of Color rodeos. e works reveal a tradition of black cowboy culture often overlooked in western history and art. Photographer Don Russell made the works over a two-year period and also published a book on the subject. e portraits are recent gifts to the Stark Museum of Art. For more information, please visit

Local law enforcement and fire fighters are hosting Cuffs & Hoses Blood Drives this July throughout Orange County. Members of the organizations are giving blood and inviting the public to join them in making a difference in someone else’s life through blood donation. Participating blood donors will receive a limited edition Cuffs & Hoses t-shirt, while supplies last.

“First responders know that having blood available in times of emergency is truly lifesaving. We hope the community will join them and their colleagues to help others and honor their commitment to our community,” says Tina Martinez, spokesperson for LifeShare Blood Center. “Our police and firemen put their lives on the line every day to insure the protection of life

and property,” says Fred R. Hanauer III, Chief of Police, Pinehurst Police Department. “ey do it with enthusiasm and zeal with a sheer desire to serve the public, not for the meager paycheck they receive. In their endeavors, unfortunate incidents and accidents occur that result in the heroes becoming the victim. During these unfortunate times it is refreshing to know that LifeShare Blood Center is there to supply us with the lifesaving blood we desperately need. Like our first responders, LifeShare does this and so much more for our community and it is imperative they receive ample donations to keep their supplies of blood to an adequate level. is is your opportunity to give back to our local heroes by supplying lifesaving blood in their honor. ank you for supporting this worthwhile cause,” he continues.

Cleo Hearn will be among an all-star panel of speakers who made history with the “Cowboys of Color” rodeo experience.

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Cuffs & Hoses Blood Drives All Blood Drives are open to the public. Wednesday, July 18, 2018 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM Vidor Police Department 695 East Railroad, Vidor, TX Thursday, July 19, 2018 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Orange County Sheriff’s Department 105 South Border, Orange, TX Thursday, July 19, 2018 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM Pinehurst Police Department 2493 MLK Drive, Orange, TX Friday, July 20, 2018 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM Orange Police Department 201 8th Street, Orange, TX Friday, July 20, 2018 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Orange Fire Department 507 7th Street, Orange TX

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How to do Hunting Wrong

Another example of black market online shopping occurred on June 2 when a game warden found a post on the trading app OfferUp advertising "fresh caught" fish for sale in the Houston area. The picture on the post was taken at night and showed a man holding two bull red drum. The warden contacted the seller and found out he had three redfish for sale and was asking $10 per pound. The seller claimed the fish weighed 80 pounds total and that he had caught them on two separate trips during the week. Wardens made contact with the seller and the seller's father, who had come along to help close the deal, in a pharmacy store parking lot. In the trunk of their car, wardens found the three redfish, which measured 36, 42, and 45 inches in length, respectively. The father admitted to catching one of the fish and the son claimed the other two. Neither of them had a current fishing license nor any type of commercial license. Charges and restitution are pending.

After receiving a number of reports related to birds that had been found shot dead in northeast Edinburg, game wardens set up surveillance in the general vicinity. While investigating signs of trespassing into municipal properties, the officers heard pellet gun shots on the other side of a steep drainage ditch. While one of the officers engaged the individual from a distance, the


other game warden crossed the drainage ditch to meet with the subject. The man immediately explained that he had been hunting "all kinds of birds," as well as rabbits, but was unaware a hunting license was necessary. He subsequently admitted to shooting protected birds, including a stork on the water body adjacent to the Edinburg World Birding Center. The officers addressed various violations, including hunting without a license, no hunter's education, and hunting protected birds.

Bill comes due for ranch mis-manager South Texas game wardens recently wrapped up a six month multistate investigation of an illegal commercial hunting operation on a ranch in Live Oak County. The wardens were contacted by a landowner regarding his ranch manager selling hunts under the table and hunting without consent. The landowner learned of the illegal activities when contacted by a taxidermist regarding an unpaid balance for several mounts belonging to the ranch manager. The landowner did not give the ranch manager or his family permission to harvest any animals on the ranch. During an extensive investigation, wardens determined the ranch manager had been selling trophy hunts to out of state clients, pocketing their money, and falsifying the ranch harvest records. The ranch manager was responsible for brokering illegal hunts for 14 whitetailed deer (with scores ranging from 245 B&C to under 100 B&C) and numerous exotic game animals. The ranch manager and his daughter also unlawfully appropriated $17,450 from the ranch owner. Hunters paid for their hunts by check made out to the ranch manager or daughter instead of to the ranch. The wardens obtained arrest warrants for the ranch manager for hunting without consent for white-tailed deer and exotic animals. He was arrested without incident.


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iGen: Put the Phone Down and Live Jaquelle Crowe Guest Contributor God’s people have never fit in. They’ve always been the outliers and radicals, the locust-eating wilderness wanderers. That’s because we’re not called to fit in. We’re called to be a city on a hill, displaying a different way of life (Matthew 5:14). We’re called to be a light in the darkness, shining a countercultural ideology (Matthew 5:15–16). We’re called to be extraordinary, and that’s not something to be embarrassed about. That’s something to be celebrated, because that’s what it means to be a Christian. And that’s what it means to be a youth who wants to use technology to honor God: we will be different. There is a growing movement of young people who are saying, We refuse to be the stereotype of the tech-addicted youth. We believe there’s more to technology than this, and we don’t want to waste or abuse what God has given us. We know there’s a whole world out there, a whole life ahead of us, and a whole harvest waiting for laborers. So, for his glory, we’ll rise up and be different. Embrace the Gift of Technology We live in a world of constant connection, legitimate FOMO (fear of missing out), and media-saturation. How do we swim against the current, avoid idolizing technology, and instead use it in meaningful, gospel-motivated ways? What we need is strategic, joyful, balanced discipline. We need to make strategic choices about what digital technology and media we use without caving to the pressure to use everything. We need to delight in being different and fight for healthy habits while joyfully embracing the gift of technology. As a fellow member of iGen who struggles hard to do this, let me share six practical strategies that I’m applying to technology in hopes of glorifying God and celebrating life. 1. Beat your parents to limiting tech. Teens, don’t wait for your parents to impose limits on how much time you spend on

your phone or what social media sites you join. Create your own limits! Start turning off your phone at night and storing it in another room. Avoid social media for one day a week. Maybe even deactivate some social media accounts. Or consider getting off social media altogether. The Guardian published a series of short testimonies from young people who have quit social media. Since Ben has been unplugged, he says, “I’m more productive and less concerned with what other people think about me — now, the only person I have to regularly compare myself with is me. I’m in a much more positive mindset without social media.” That same freedom is available to us too. 2. Prioritize real relationships. Spend time with your family without your devices nearby. Ask friends to hang out in person — and then suggest that everyone put their phones away so you can avoid distractions. Invest in a local church where you can serve those around you. Volunteer in your community. Visit your grandparents. Babysit for families that need help. Find mentors. Support your siblings. Pour your life into people, real people with whom you can talk face-to-face and laugh with and hear their tone of voice and make authentic connections with. You don’t have to ignore the good reflections of community you can find online, but your priority should be the embodied relationships God has given you locally. 3. Take mental health seriously. Jean Twenge, a professor of psychology at San Diego State University, has found, “All screen activities are linked to less happiness, and all nonscreen activities are linked to more happiness. Eighth-graders who spend 10 or more hours a week on social media are 56 percent more likely to say they’re unhappy than those who devote less time to social media.” Her conclusion? “If you were going to give advice for a happy adolescence based on this survey, it would be straightforward: Put down the phone, turn off the laptop, and do

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

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

something — anything — that does not involve a screen.” But most of us don’t need statistics and research to tell us this. 4. Use social media to build God’s kingdom, not your own. Social media doesn’t have to be bad. Instead, it can be a resource to bring hope and encouragement and laughter and reflection into each other’s lives. It can be a way to lift high the name of Jesus and love others well. But social media can be bad when we use it to build our own kingdom instead of God’s. My friend says we should use technology as “tools, not toys.” Social media becomes bad when we use it as a toy for selfish gain instead of a tool for gospel love — to mindlessly entertain ourselves, to puff up our egos, to tear others down, instead of serving our online neighbors. 5. Be freed by the gospel of full acceptance. Tim Keller has taught that the gospel is good news of gracious acceptance. He famously said, “We are more flawed and sinful than we ever dared believe, yet we are more loved and accepted than we ever dared hope at the same time.” However, many in my generation struggle to truly believe that. Social media has indoctrinated us to think we must work for acceptance. That’s how we view social media: a relentless factory of comparison, competition, insecurity, and a search for validation. We need a certain look, a certain amount of followers, a certain kind of comment to be seen and known and loved. The problem is, we can never find that acceptance on social media. In a dark twist of irony, it leaves us more insecure and starved for validation than before. We are not enough, and social media makes us feel the wound of that. That’s why we

need the gospel to free us from the deadly treadmill of online approval. 6. Protect yourself with accountability. The history of the phone is fascinating. What was created as a tool to talk to someone in real time has become the greatest isolator in our culture. The smartphone is now inherently private. What we look at and listen to is known only by us (or so we think). And that is terribly dangerous. We need spiritual accountability and authority in our lives. We need parents, pastors, and spiritual mentors who will help us. We need them to talk to us regularly about our tech habits — not just to impose limits or create rules but to engage with our questions and have the hard conversations. Generation Unplugged For some of us, this will not be an easy path. It will require dying to ourselves and our devices daily. But it will be worth it. God wants a different life for iGen than one fragmented and frittered away on meaningless pursuits. He wants us to be so fixed on his glory and so in love with his beauty that we live with all our might for him. And he will be with us every step of the way. As we pursue this new way of life, this new way of using technology, let’s watch what God will do with a generation unleashed to use it for him. With our eyes on him (and up from our phones), we could change the world. Jaquelle Crowe (@JaquelleCrowe) is a twentysomething writer from eastern Canada. She’s a graduate of Thomas Edison State University and co-founder of The Young Writers Workshop. She is author of This Changes Everything: How the Gospel Transforms the Teen Years (2017). You can find more of her writing at

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

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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.

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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

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

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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.


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HELP WANTED 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 Drivers CDL-A: Looking for an incredible career? Don’t Wait! Earn Top Pay & Great Benefits: Health, Life, Dental & Vision Insurance, 401K and More! Must have at least 1yr recent (in past 3yrs) CDL driving experience with Xend. Tanker a plus! EOE 866-448-4068

Dorman Funeral Home is hiring for a funeral asst., male or female. You will be doing secretary work, driving and other things around funeral home. PT/ FT help wanted. Call Mr. Woody at 409-988-9336. The Record Newspaper is hiring for 2 carriers for 1 day a week on Wednesday only. You must have a valid driver license and insurance. Paid weekly! Call 409-735-5305 for more info.

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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 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 4742171 or 988-2311 for more info or consultation.

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 7499036 or Mike 7180333 for info.

Households within the West Orange – Cove School System may be contacted soon through an independent telephone survey for community input on possible improvement projects for the district.


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Notice is hereby given that original Letters of Administration for the Estate of CHARLES JOSEPH BENOIT, Deceased, were issued on the JULY 5, 2018, in Cause No. P18202, pending in the County Court at Law of Orange County, Texas, to: Terry Charles Beniot .

Notice is hereby given that original Letters of Administration for the Estate of MARGARET ELAINE GARRISON, Deceased, were issued on the JUNE 25, 2018, in Cause No. P18186, pending in the County Court at Law of Orange County, Texas, to: Rodger Garrison.

Notice is hereby given that original Letters of Administration for the Estate of ERNEST H. WILLEY, Deceased, were issued on the JULY 5, 2018, in Cause No. P18187, pending in the County Court at Law of Orange County, Texas, to: Samuel Lindsey Willey.

Notice is hereby given that original Letters of Administration for the Estate of WINNIE S. WILLEY, Deceased, were issued on the JULY 5, 2018, in Cause No. P18201, pending in the County Court at Law of Orange County, Texas, to: Samuel Lindsey Willey.

Notice is hereby given that original Letters of Administration for the Estate of ROYCE A. MORTON, Deceased, were issued on the JULY 5, 2018, in Cause No. P18208, pending in the County Court at Law of Orange County, Texas, to: Becky Morton.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

c/o: Gary M. Winters Attorney at Law PO Box 890948 Houston, TX 77289

Dated the 5th day of July, 2018.

Dated the 6th day of July, 2018.

Dated the 5th day of July, 2018.

Dated the 5th day of July, 2018.

Tommy Gunn

Tommy Gunn

Tommy Gunn

Dated the 5th day of July, 2018.

Tommy Gunn

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Tommy Gunn Attorney for:

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State Bar No.: 08623700 202 S. Border Street Orange, TX 77630 Phone: (409)882-9990 Fax: (409)882-0613 Email:tommy@

State Bar No.: 08623700 202 S. Border Street Orange, TX 77630 Phone: (409)882-9990 Fax: (409)882-0613 Email:tommy@

State Bar No.: 08623700 202 S. Border Street Orange, TX 77630 Phone: (409)882-9990 Fax: (409)882-0613 Email:tommy@

State Bar No.: 08623700 202 S. Border Street Orange, TX 77630 Phone: (409)882-9990 Fax: (409)882-0613 Email:tommy@

State Bar No.: 24058182

West Orange-Cove CISD has been working with a Citizens Advisory Committee for the past several months to identify facility and equipment improvements that would support academic, co-curricular, and extra-curricular programs in the district. The Citizens Advisory Committee has studied district challenges related to facilities and equipment needs of the district and has identified cost effective solutions that the committee wants to consider after receiving input from a statistically valid survey of community voters. An independent firm, commissioned by the school district, will conduct the community telephone survey July 13 through July 20.


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FIELD WORKERS Two (2) temp. positions; approx 5 months; Duties: To operate farm equipment during field maintenance; planting of sugarcane by hand; operating farm equipment during harvesting of sugar cane; farm and field sanitation duties; operation and performing minor repairs and maintenance of farm vehicles and equipment; 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 an hour; 35 hrs week; 7am-3pm; mon-fri; OT varies, not guaranteed. Job to begin on 8/12/18 through 1/1/19. Must have 3 months experience in job offered. All work tools provided. Housing and transportation provided to workers who can not reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of the work day; Transportation and subsistence expenses to the worksite will be provided by the employer upon completion of 50% of the work contract, or earlier, if appropriate; ¾ hours guaranteed in a work day during contract. Employment offered by Spike Noel Farms located in Donaldsonville, LA. Qualified applicants may call employer for interview (225) 717-4334 or apply for this position at their nearest SWA office located at 304 Pearl St., Beaumont, TX 77701 using job order number 804892.

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• The Record • Week of Wednesday, July 11, 2018

D o n ’ t L e t a Va c a t i o n D e r a i l Yo u r D i e t Vacation season is here and it’s no surprise that what you eat can have an impact on your weight. In a study from the University of Georgia, 61 percent of the participants gained weight while on vacation, with an average gain of 0.7 pounds. Some even gained up to 7 pounds. Making healthy choices, even while on vacation, can be as easy as one, two, three when you have the right tools. Courtney McCormick, Corporate Dietitian at Nutrisystem, shares foods that should be on your watch list and go-to list, and how alcohol can fit into your vacation and weight loss plan – yes, you read that right! Foods on the Watch List • Reduced-Fat Peanut Butter: There’s not a big difference in calories between reduced and full-fat varieties. In fact, full-fat peanut butter is chock full of monounsaturated fats, which are good for your heart. You can also look for natural peanut butter, which usually has less salt and sugar. • Multigrain Bread: People who eat whole grains are at lower risk of certain chronic diseases. But read labels carefully. While the term “whole grain” is regulated, “multigrain,” “7-grain,” and “ancient grains” are just marketing terms.

Making the Most of Local Produce Fresh, local produce is in its prime, making now the perfect time to take part in the farm-to-table movement. Whether you join a community supported agriculture (CSA) group or shop at your local farmers’ market, it’s easy to taste the elevated flavor profile of just-picked fruits and veggies. Make the most of the season with these tips for storing, cooking and savoring fresh produce.

• Granola: Yes, granola can deliver protein and healthy fats, but eat it sparingly. One cup can have up to 600 calories which is the same as a Big Mac. And that’s without milk! • Sports Drinks: Red-flag number one: sugar is high on the ingredients list second only to water. Red-flag number two: there are two-and-a-half servings in each bottle, meaning you could be gulping down as much as 52.5 grams of sugar. • Fast Food Salads: Some fast food salads can have more calories, fat and sodium than burgers because of add-ons like cheese, meat and heavy dressings. Foods on the Go-To List • Fruits and Veggies: No surprise here! Essential to a healthy diet, pack that cooler with them for a healthful snacking alternative. • Nuts, Seeds and Popcorn: Healthy fats like nuts and seeds make great snacks and crunchy salad toppers. Walnuts may be best when it comes to cutting inflammation and cholesterol. Just watch your portions – a little goes a long way. And, plain air-popped popcorn is a good alternative to chips, delivering fiber, vitamins and minerals. Also, one cup contains only around 30 calories. • Protein: Think eggs, chicken, lean steak, edamame, quinoa or protein shakes. Begin your day with protein and you’ll be off to a good start. • Healthy Sandwiches: Ditch white bread and rolls for whole grains and sandwiches with veggies and hummus instead of cheese. Room for Alcohol? Participants of the University of Georgia study doubled their alcohol consumption during vacations, which contributed to weight gain. However, you don’t need to say no to alcohol altogether, just keep a few things in mind. Watch the added sugar of mixers and flavored liquors and choose light beers. Also, stick to drier wines, such as Merlot and Chardonnay, and opt for liquors like gin, vodka, rum, tequila, scotch and bourbon. And finally, remember to drink in moderation. One drink per day for women and two for men is best while on vacation. Remember, vacation doesn’t need to hinder your weight loss efforts. Good choices can keep you on the weight loss track – on vacation and all year round!

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Plan what produce you will purchase ahead of time. Many farmers’ markets and CSAs distribute eNewsletters or flyers that highlight what’s available. You can also search for seasonality charts in your region to get an idea of what items are at their peak, and plan accordingly. Once you’ve shopped, prioritize your goods. Use tender greens and any ripe fruits and veggies right away. Roots, bulbs and squash tend to last longer and can be saved for later in the week. Next, properly store produce to help to extend its life. If fridge space is limited, consider cooking down greens by either partially boiling or sautéing prior to putting them away, depending on what recipes you’ve selected for those items.

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Smoothies, Sauces, Soups Smoothies are a delicious, easy way to pack a lot of produce and nutrition into a meal. And if you’re processing the toughest whole foods, like dark, leafy greens, be sure to use a high-powered blender such as the Ascent Series A3500, which offers five program settings, including one for smoothies. A recipe for the “Everything Smoothie,” which incorporates a wide variety of produce found at your farmers’ market, is available at Take advantage of tomato season, preparing pasta sauces to enjoy now or freeze for those months when they aren’t readily available from local growers. Try adding red and green bell peppers, and even carrot shavings, to boost the nutritional value of a veggie Bolognese. Soups make use of veggies now and later. Warm weather calls for cool concoctions like gazpacho or cucumber dill soup. A cabbage soup that combines hearty potatoes, onions and carrots can be made for cool fall nights or stored in your freezer for winter. Use it Up Remember that nearly all parts of produce are usable. Vegetables like beets, carrots, kohlrabi and turnips have edible greens that make an excellent addition to morning smoothies or a nutrient-rich stir-fry. Compost any remaining scraps. Don’t be afraid of bruises or dents. Greens with slightly wilted leaves can be blended with a bit of water and frozen in ice cube trays for future use in soups or smoothies. If you see a great deal on fruit like strawberries or cherries, buy them and combine with sugar and pectin for an easy freezer jam, or dry them out for on-the-go snacks. Shopping for whole foods at farmers’ markets or joining a CSA is an opportunity to help local farmers and explore your culinary interests. The availability of specific fruits and vegetables ebbs and flows; capture each at its peak to enjoy the bounty throughout the year.

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