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Vol. 60 No. 33

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Week of Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Orange County finalizes plan for primary election Dave Rogers

For The Record

Early voting for the March 3 party primary elections is only about a month away and Tuesday, Orange County commissioners set voting locations, dates and times. There will be four early voting sites open during the dates of Feb. 18-28, one in each county precinct, but residents may vote early in any of those. Those who wait until Election Day, March 3, to vote must cast their ballot at their voting box, of which there are 34 in the county.

According to the info provided by Tina Barrow, county elections administrator, the early voting locaSlacum tions will be the Orange Public Library, 220 N. 5th St.; Orange County Expo Center, 11475 FM 1442; Orange County Airport, 2640 S. Texas 87; and the Raymond Gould Community Center, 385 Claiborne Street in Vidor. Between Tuesday, Feb. 18 and Friday, Feb. 21, voting will be conducted from 8

a.m. to 5 p.m. On Saturday, Feb. 22, polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. After being closed Sunday, Feb. 23, polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24 through Friday, Feb. 28. Applications for ballots by mail must be received at the Elections Administration,

123 S. 6th St. by Feb. 21. Routine business conducted Tuesday included paying $311,170 in weekly bills, accepting $451,679 from the state in November sales tax and noting December property tax collection of $3.4 million for the county coffers.

Commissioners voted to spend $5,723 to buy a new copier and maintenance contract for County Court At Law and OK $1,937.65 for the parks department. Parks is replacing two 61inch lawnmowers flooded in Tropical Storm Imelda, primarily with funds -- $15,862

– received from its insurer. County Clark Slacum got commissioners approval for his Road and Bridge crew to make 150 round trips of 40 miles to Lumberton, at a cost of $4,500 just in gas, to pick up $21,000 of recycled road COUNTY BUSINESS Page 3A

Elementary students named ‘Cardinals of Character’

Powell finds ‘good day’s work’ as judge Dave Rogers

For The Record

Dennis Powell wasn’t born in Orange, but he got here as soon as he could. And the old Orange High debater has been a fixture at the Orange County Courthouse for four decades. Most recently, he’s served nearly five terms – 20 years – as 163rd District Court Judge. Powell has announced he will not run for re-election. Local lawyers Rex Peveto and Michael Catt will square off to replace him in the March Republican primary. Powell and his wife of 38 years, Connie Shelley Powell, are building a retirement home in central Texas and, at the end of this term [also the end of this year], they will watch the sun set behind the gentle slopes of the Hill Country. “That’s the plan,” he said of working through the end of the year. “It’s easy to kind of coast when you see the end, but I

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want to keep my work current. I’m committed to do that.” Moving his courtroom docket along is one of things Powell is proudest of when it comes to his days in a judge’s robe. “Keeping our docket extremely current is one of the things I’m very pleased with,” he said. “That requires working hard and working smart. “Right now, there are three people in the county jail waiting on a trial in this JUDGE DENNIS Page 3A

Orange council targets city trash cleanup Dave Rogers

For The Record

Joseph Scott is fed up with neighborhood trash and Larry Spears, the Mayor of Orange, is not going to take it any longer. Scott appeared at Tuesday morning’s city council to complain about vacant lots at the corner of 10th and John Streets, behind EZ Pawn on 16th Street, that are covered with construction trash and garbage. “It’s looking really, really bad,” Scott said. “And it needs to be cleaned up.” Spears agreed. “I want to put the hammer down on these businesses and people that have decided to blatantly disrespect our

community,” he said. “It’s time for a change.” The mayor said he had instructed new city manager Mike Kunst to place a discussion of the current ordinance on the next city council agenda, in two weeks. “There’s been a lot of buzz,” Spears said. “I want to discuss our ordinance and make some changes.” The open space at the end of the EZ Pawn parking lot Tuesday included several broken toilets and sinks, at least one bathtub, several couches, old tires and empty bottles. “People have been dumping trash, and they’re doing it late at night, or I would say ORANGE COUNCIL Page 3A

Cardinals of Character for the 3rd Marking Period were announced Friday. Those students who received the award for 1st Grade are Adrian Bercian, Alex Juneau, Kayden Porter, Jaxon Bussell, Emily Lund, Alayna Duncan, Emorie Justice, Sophia Alpers, Evan Wheeler, Asher McDonald, and Harper Rhodes. The Cardinals of Character awards are given each six week period for Bridge City students from Pre-K through second grade. Students earn the award through setting good and positive examples for their peers. Also BIG RED was a great help and a true Cardinal of Character.

BC native helps launch new country music network Penny Leleux

For The Record

What do Bridge City and a newly launched Nashville television network have in common? Answer: Bridge City native, Teresa Hearn George. George was named vice president of strategic partnerships at Circle Media, a new country music and lifestyle television network that launched Jan.1. She is responsible for brand partnerships, affiliate relations, public relations, marketing, special events and music industry relations. George has held executive roles at the Country Music Association and most recently at the Academy of Country Music. She has also created artist partnerships and strategies for brands such as Walmart, 7-UP and Chrysler. “I started in July as one of the first people hired,” said George. She is very excited about how creative the new

Teresa Hearn George, a native of Bridge City, is seen here with country music star Vince Gill. George is instumental in launching a new country music and lifestyles network.

environment at the network is. “At the CMA and at the ACM, we did one or two network specials a year. Now, at

Circle, we’ve launched 16 series initially and have more in development.” “I get to work with an in-


credible group of people at Circle and Opry Entertainment. After I left CMA, I started my own entertainment marketing company, and my first client was working with the Opry on a CBS TV special, so it felt a little bit like coming back home to be working with the Opry folks again.” What has been the biggest challenge so far in developing a new network? “I think two things,” said George. “One is the time frame that we did it in, which was very tight. The second is once you build a network, then it’s the caring and feeding of a huge beast that devours shows 24/7/ 365.” It was love of country music that drove her to Nashville; and her parents. She said her dad was responsible for helping her find her first job in the country music capital. “My dad always reads the TERESA Page 2A


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Teresa Hearn George helps launch Circle TV

L-R: Ray Hearn, Elaine Hearn, Jessica Hearn, John Paddison, Grace Paddison, Teresa George, Jake Paddison at Grace’s college graduation.

newspaper,” she said. “He and mom were helping me move to Nashville, and he saw an article about the head of PR leaving the Country Music Association. I went down and interviewed for a PR job and got it.” Her parents are longtime Bridge City residents, Ray and Elaine Hearn. Although Circle is not available in Orange County yet, it is available in 56 markets via Gray Television, as well as in markets including New York, Los Angeles, Dallas-Fort Worth, Tampa and Detroit through a separate agreement with CBS Television, ultimately reaching 50% of U.S. television households. The Nashville market will be one of several additional markets and distribution that are in the works, with more announcements to be released. Circle enjoys a partnership with Opry Entertainment Group. “We are expanding our distribution footprint quickly, so I hope Bridge City will be getting it soon,” said

George. “Until then, you can go to www.CircleAllAccess. com and put in your zip code to see if it’s there – or just ask my dad!” When asked which of the new shows was her favorite George replied, “That’s like saying which child is your favorite! I will say that it’s wonderful to see the magic of the Opry return to television again on a weekly basis. (It was on years ago.)” Opry Live will begin in February 2020 as a compilation of new live-recorded Grand Ole Opry performances to be released each week. A couple of segments that previously lived as digital features on the Grand Ole Opry’s official site have been expanded as part of Circle’s programming. The Write Stuff features the songwriters behind several of country music’s recent hits, while Opry Debut takes viewers inside artists’ very first performances on the Grand Ole Opry stage. Circle will also bring back

older episodes of Hee Haw, which aired from 1971-1993, and 1996-1997, and was led by Buck Owens and Roy Clark. In addition to artist-focused programming, other shows are dedicated to delving into some of country music’s most loyal fan bases (Fandom), acoustic songwriter rounds at Nashville’s Bluebird Café (Bluebird Café Sessions), and a look inside the lives of the spouses of some of country music’s most-loved artists (Better Half). Nan Kelley and husband Charlie Kelley will host Authentic America, which explores some of America’s back roads, and rural routes, spotlighting some of America’s lesser-known attractions. The programming will also include a three hour live morning show hosted by Bill Cody. Circle aims to be a fun, encouraging experience for both fans and artists. “The world is a divisive place, and you won’t find that here. There won’t be politics

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and ‘gotcha interviews,’ that kind of stuff. This is a fun, friendly place where you come to escape all that kind of stuff,” stated Drew Reifenberger, general manager of Circle Media in an earlier article before the launch. Does she have any advice to someone from Bridge City on how to get where she is? “I tell my kids: Find out what you really love and find a way to make money at it. If you love it, you won’t give up on the down days -- and try to err on the side of friendliness.” “Having a career in the music business for so long and getting to share some of those experiences with my family through the years has been such a blessing. Going to Texas and partnering with the Dallas Cowboys on the world’s largest awards show in 2015 for the Academy of Country Music’s 50th anniversary on CBS was definitely a highlight,” said George when asked what she felt was her greatest achievement to date. George lives in Nashville with her English husband of almost 24 years, John Paddison. Her son Jake and daughter Grace are grown. “We are adjusting to being empty nesters with only a very needy Weimaraner mix pound dog and some chickens including Chatsy Kline. Jake is a junior at Belmont University in Nashville. Grace just graduated from Belmont University and has moved to London to get a master’s in entertainment law, (Thank goodness for Facetime!)” said George. “My niece Jessica is here in Nashville in the music business at the Country Music Hall of Fame, so that’s been so wonderful to have her close. And I’m hoping my nephew, David, will move here after he graduates from A&M. He’s come up and spent summers here, so it’s a little like a second home.” “We have two kids and I’m

proud of them both,” said Elaine Hearn. George has a brother, Daren, which goes by ‘TRay.’ “We’re proud of her, not just for what she’s done, but for who she is.” Hearn said George has always been generous with her

accomplishments, helping the community and such. “I’m so grateful to have grown up in Bridge City. There are good people all over the world, but some of the best live in Bridge City,” said George.

The slate of original programs at launch of Circle include: Opry Live: Beginning in February, Opry Live is a compilation of new live-recorded Grand Ole Opry performances that will be released each week. In the Opry tradition, this show will be a mix of today’s top stars, up-and-comers and all-time greats. Fandom: The artist-fan relationship is unlike any other. Fandom is a series that explores the impact and intimacy of the artist-fan relationship from the perspective of fans as well as some of country music’s biggest stars, like Eric Church and Zac Brown. Bluebird Café Sessions: Each year, thousands of fans flock to see artists and songwriters at the world-famous Bluebird Café. The Bluebird Café Sessions is a viewer’s ticket in – without the line! In this series, viewers will enjoy perforCIRCLE TV ORIGINAL PROGRAMS Page 3A

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Judge Dennis Powell reflections From Page 1 court, and that’s high for us. “Controlling the docket is very important for speedy trials. If you go to other places, a guy might be sitting in jail a year or two before going to trial. That’s just not right.” Powell says the key is his “lick log,” another term for the moment of decision regarding whether the case will go to trial or end with a plea bargain. He says he brings both sides in a case to the lick log when a case is announced. “In a lot of counties, the defendant’s moment of decision is the morning of the trial,” Powell said. “Our deadline for plea bargaining is at announcement. “They’ve learned I mean it; no plea bargaining after announcement. People that ask for a trial at announcement, they’re going to trial. So, no deals. What’s left is the case I’m going to try.” Another high point for the judge was “we introduced mediation in family law cases, and now I think all [Orange County] courts use mediation in family law cases,” Powell said. “Family law cases are very emotional and intense, especially when there are kids involved. By the time you say horrible things about your spouse and drag out the worst of your dirty laundry, those wounds rarely heal.” So, mediators seek compromise from both sides, keeping the bad feelings out of the courtroom. Out of the courtroom, Powell said he has always described himself as a fisherman and golfer. “But I don’t fish or golf anymore,” he said. “I didn’t quit. It just got squeezed out. I hope to squeeze it back in.” Powell was playing in Branson, Missouri to play golf in the summer of 1999 when he took a long distance

call from Judge David Dunn letting him know Dunn planned to retire. Several months earlier, Powell had notified Dunn of his desire to be his successor. And that phone call set the stage for what is still referred to as the most expensive race for elective office in Orange County history. Dunn’s retirement announcement drew six challengers to the March 2000 Democratic primary for the 163rd District Court. Besides Powell, the names on the ballot were Alan Sanders, Jerry Pennington, Rodney Price, Karla Rogers and Marcia DeLarue. Powell and Sanders went to an April run-off before Powell won the seat. “I was very successful at raising money,” the judge said. “We raised $115,000, and you’ve got to do a lot of work to do that kind of fundraising. “And we put it to good use. “I could do TV [advertising]. I wouldn’t have done that had I not had the money. And we bought a lot of targeted direct mail.” Powell said he was criticized because many of his donors were fellow lawyers. “The truth is lawyers are the ones most affected by the judiciary,” he said. “Average people are more interested in who can fix the roads and clean the ditches. “Average people don’t plan to come to court. “We got a tremendous amount of support from the bar and we were able to raise from each side [plaintiff and defense] of the bar.” After such an effort to win his first election, Powell never faced an opponent in another election. He was reelected for four-year terms in 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016. Sitting judges rarely see election challenges.

County business From Page 1 material donated by the Texas Department of Transportation. He also delivered a 40-minute monthly report to explain paperwork he had previously emailed to county leaders showing the status of his department’s projects. He said the county’s landfill had used its annual 2020 budget already in just the first three months of the budget year because of being open six days per week and because of above-average demand after Tropical Storm Imelda. Kurt Guidry, maintenance director, noted in his monthly report of repair projects

that most of his department’s work at Claiborne West. Other ongoing work is at the Vidor courthouse, where the former Probation Office is being transformed into a sheriff’s substation; at the UTMB building and the District Attorney’s Annex. He said paperwork on the Precinct 2 office/sheriff substation in Mauriceville is complete and construction should begin by the end of the month. Grant administration work for acquisition and elevation projects was awarded to Traylor and Associates.

Circle TV original programs From Page 2A mances and storytelling from one of Nashville’s most iconic venues. Southern Weekend: Hosted by singer and musician Natalie Stovall, each episode will highlight the best in southern living by visiting all the great attractions of the South including restaurants, museums, unique stores, and music venues. Country music artists will join in along the journey and share some of their favorite places.

Backstage at the Opry: Peek behind-the-scenes of the Grand Ole Opry, alongside artists as they go from rehearsals to the stage – and everything in between.. Plus many more great programs. To find out when Circle becomes available in Orange County go to and put in your zip code to be notified…or ask Ray Hearn.

something to them,” Scott said. “I guess they think because there’s only two houses on the street, that this is not an important area. But yes it is. One day we actually had to get out of the car and move stuff to the side in order to pass through. “That’s just not right.” Spears pointed out that council members have joined with Keep Orange County Beautiful to host an AdoptA-Street cleanup to pick up litter around St. Mary School from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25. Volunteers are invited and asked to meet at the St. Mary

School parking lot. The mayor said his 2020 vision for the city of Orange is “finishing what we’ve started and appreciating what we have. We want to finish what we started in 2019.” Also at Tuesday’s meeting, council OK’d a $154,000 contract to LD Construction for the Allie Payne Road Repair Project, awarded $168,000 to Elite Contractors for rebuilding the bridge and roadway on Pier Road, near the Orange Boat Ramp and went into closed session to hear an update on Chevron Phillips from Jay Trahan, the city’s EDC director.

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One thing Powell had to do, however, was switch to the Republican Party for his last two runs. “The straight ticket vote flipped in Orange,” he explained. “It was apparent any Republican candidate could beat me as a Democrat.” Powell, 64 years old with three children and seven grand-children, didn’t start out to be a lawyer or a judge, though he was a runnerup in the Stark Reading and Declamation Contest. He came to Orange as a seventh-grader when his dad, Buster Powell, moved to town with the Owens Illinois paper mill. He spent two years at Texas A&M on an engineering scholarship. “I discovered I was not interested in being an engineer,” he said. Instead, he won a debate scholarship to Lamar University, where he graduated with a teaching degree. Then it was off to Orangefield, where he taught a year of eighth-grade math.

“I’d had some incredible teachers in high school that shaped my life,” Powell said. Those, he said, included Danny Jennings, his debate coach; Jimmy Crews, calculus teacher; and Eva Brady, physics teacher. “I thought I’d be like them and I wasn’t,” he said. “I think being a really good teacher is a gift, and I knew by January, I wasn’t cut out to be a school teacher.” Next stop was the University of Houston law school. “That was a very interesting decision since I’d never been in a courtroom,” Powell said. “But having debated in high school and college, law would not be an unusual choice. “I think God put that thought in my mind.” While in law school, Powell worked “in the family business” which no longer involved paper mills. His mother and father, Anne and Buster Powell, owned Spinning Wheels roller rink on Highway 87 and near it, the Ridge Runner country-western club. “I ran the rink part-time

and the club part-time while I was still in law school,” he said. And he made it fulltime for a while. “By the end of law school, I wasn’t sure I was going to practice [law],” he said. Almost a year later, in the spring of 1982, he took the Bar Exam, passed and opened up a law office. “I was a trial lawyer, did criminal defense, personal injury, civil law and domestic law,” Powell said. “Fortunately, I did everything this court does. If I’d known where my career was going to take me, I’d have done everything I did to get ready.” Powell spent nearly two decades in and out of the Orange County Courthouse representing clients. Then he told David Dunn he planned to run for his seat on the bench after the sitting judge retired. “The same way I felt a direction to go to law school, I felt directed to be a judge,” he said. Powell says he has tried several capital murder cases but none that resulted in the

death penalty. The worst of his job are “cases where I’m just astounded with how much pain a human being is able to inflict upon another human being.” But the best of the job makes it worthwhile, he said. “The best part of being a judge is that when I was a lawyer, the sides picked me and I took the position that benefited the side I was on. “As a judge, I get to do what I think is right. When I do that, I feel like I make a difference in people’s lives. “It’s not always earth-shattering. But every once in a while … The judge said he occasionally gets stopped by another shopper while out in a store. “Somebody will walk up to me and say ‘Do you remember me? You put me in prison. “’I would be dead, and you saved my life. Now I’m married and I have a job.’” “And,” Powell said, “I think, ‘That’s a good day’s work.’”

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From The Creaux’s Nest KAZ DEAN OF ALL SPORTS WRITERS The other day a man stopped me at the market, thanked me for the paper and said, “The first thing I read is Kazmar’s column.” My response was “really.” The guy said he had followed Kaz for many years. That got me to thinking. Joe arrived in Orange in Sept. of 1966. That year, 54 years ago, youngsters entering first grade would be 60 years old today. Joe followed them in sports, then he reported on their children’s sports activities, then he got to their grandchildren, three generations. Today Kaz does a great job of covering national sports in his weekly column. Along the way, he’s picked up some loyal readers. Before he came to Orange Joe was a member of the World Little League Championship out of New York. Later he was a pitcher for McNeese. I suspect that Kaz is the Dean of all sports writers from Houston to New Orleans and Brownsville to the Red River. I know of no one at it any longer. Kaz works hard to bring a fresh, accurate, entertaining column to his readers every week. He’s enjoyed by a lot of loyal fans.*****The grandsons and I took in a lot of football over the weekend including the 51-31 slaughter of the Houston Texans by the Kansas City Chiefs. Despite Texan coach Bill O’Brien being 2-4 in the post season, with three embarrassing blowout loses, O’Brien is not being forced to move on. Monday night the boys and I watched the LSUClemson national championship game. All of us with a slice of Cajun genes were obviously for the Bayou Bengals. The battle of the Tigers saw LSU come away with a 42-25 win that could have been worse on the way to the championship. Quarterback Joe Barrow again was the big star with five TD passes and rushing for another. Over a month ago, D.A. John Kimbrough had predicted LSU would take the national title. We only have three more NFL games to watch including the Super Bowl. My prediction is the 49ers winning it all. The boys say not so fast after the Titans 28-12 defeat of Earl Thomas and his number one seed Ravens, the Titans became a Super Bowl contender. Next for us is baseball. We have watched the Astros together twice in the World Series. They are young enough to regularly attend Astro games together. Bad news out of Houston is that the Astros fired manager A.J. Hinch and G.M. Jeff Luhnow following a major league published report that the Astros cheated in the 2017-2018 seasons by using a centerfield camera to steal catcher’s signs and passed them on to the Astro batters. The Astros will lose first and second draft picks in 2020 and 2021. The boys tell me that is not good and the Astros will suffer because of it. *****I have to move on. Come along, I promise it won’t do you no harm.

STOP THE COVERUP LET THE WITNESSES SPEAK After watching many years of court proceedings I’ve learned, just like you know, that all trials have juries, all have judges and all have witnesses. Mitch McConnell, Sen. Lindsey Graham, as well as Trump, want an impeachment trial without witnesses. Mitch and Lindsey plan to start impeachment proceedings without witnesses. They figure this will give them more leverage to quash or limit them later. Normally, the President would welcome members of his cabinet to testify in order to clear him of false charges. All they would have to say is, “The charges against the President are not true.” Those are his people. They were there. They know what was said and what wasn’t. Why won’t they let these government employees testify? The Senate can’t make an informed decision on the two articles of impeachment without a full record of what really went on. The House uncovered a lot of material but a number of witnesses were prevented from testifying by the Administration. The Senate needs to hear from Trump’s White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney. He was there, heard every word. Former national security advisor John Bolton has agreed to testify if subpoenaed. Bolton was so disturbed by the Ukraine episode being run by Rudy that he called it a “Drug Deal.” He now says he’s willing to testify. His attorney has written that Bolton was involved in “many relevant meetings and conversations that would shed light on the truth. Isn’t that what Americans want to know about their president. The absence of Bolton and others only confirms that McConnell and the Senate are engaged in a cover-up. Their obligation is to do impartial justice, not to rig the system to protect a president of their own party. If Trumps phone calls are as “Perfect” as he insists, then he and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell should have no objection to letting the witnesses speak. After all, those are his witnesses, Republican loyal employees. Why the stone walling? Those people were in a few feet of their boss, on speaker phone and heard both sides of his conversation with the Ukraine’s new president. Michael Duffy, top White House budget official wrote in an email that the hold on military aid came at the “clear direction form the President of the United States.” The senate’s goal is to hold a mock trial, without conviction, then Trump will boast that he was exonerated. That is another lie. The senate can’t exonerate Trump, they can only find that there is not enough in the impeachment evidence to convict and remove him. He will still be impeached but without allowing his witnesses to tell the truth, he will be found guilty in the eyes of the American people for as long as he lives. Citizens will see the Senate as the sham we are getting ready to witness starting next week. In the words of Chief Justice John Roberts, “No one is above the law,” not even the president. Contact your Senator, tell them all you want from them is a fair trial.*****I have a long way to go so I’d better get started. Hop on board and come along, it won’t do you no harm.

The disaster in Haiti caused by a magnitude seven earthquake leaves the estimated death toll to be 150,000 and up. The task now is providing medical care for the survivors. You have to feel for those poor people regardless what you think about their corrupt government and failed state. (Editor’s note: They were again hit 10 years later, just few days ago, with a 6.8 earth quake.)***** Naming Steve Worster Citizen of the Year at Bridge City is long overdue. The community was basically unheard of before Steve. He put the city and Bridge City High School on the map with reorganization around the country as an All-American at the University of Texas. No person, not even Hurricane Ike, brought more national attention to the yet to be incorporated area than Worster’s exploits on the national championship team. He continues to get honors statewide. He is finally getting his dues at home.***** Bobby Charles Guidry who made his mark in the music industry died last week. Bobby is best remembered for his first hit, “See You Later Alligator” that he wrote and recorded at age 14. His writing of songs however is what made him a legend. His songs were recorded by many music stars. The Abbeville, LA., native grew up with Roy Dunn. (Editor’s note: Roy has penned Bobby’s story in this week’s “Down Life’s Highway.”***** Thomas “Tick” Granger, 85 passed away Thursday. The former Orange County Commissioner, was the son of another commissioner, “Tick” Granger. Thomas was a lifelong resident of Orangefield where he dedicated his life to public service. He served on the school board, the drainage district, Orange Memorial Hospital board and was active in the Knights of Columbus and St. Helen Catholic Church. “Tick” had a special love for music. He and his brother Wade and their band Country Cousins played music for many years. His children inherited his fondness for music and have that special talent. “Tick” leaves behind his wife of 61 years, Sarah, daughters Linda, Bonita and Lisa, sons Tommy, Stephen and Glen and their spouses, 38 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. He was a good, decent, honest man and a good friend. “Tick” was a salt-of-the-earth kind of guy. )*****Coach Sam Moore has opened “The Zone” Baseball School in Mid-County, at the Airport on First Street right behind J.K. Chevrolet. Attending classes last week were several pro-college, high school and little league players. Attending were Kevin Angelle, with the Philly’s organization, a couple of other pro players whose names we didn’t catch. Jaden Dillon, starting pitcher for McNeese, who vows by the help Coach Moore gave him and still is giving him. Jaden is constantly throwing more than 90 mph.*****Baseball reps from the Kansas City Royals were in Beaumont last week to visit with Johnny Deshon. Also other pro-teams are showing a great interest in Johnny because of his outstanding play in Fall Ball. He reported to LSU Monday where baseball practice starts in a few days.*****Local baseball players who have joined Coach Terry Puhl at the University of Houston-Victoria Jaguars baseball team are Derrick Coleman, BC-2B, 3B and Daryl Stevens, BC SRHP, who are returnees. Newcomers are B.J. Myers, BC C, Rory Scales, BC RHP and Jerrod Dugas.*****Time really gets away. This week on Jan. 21, 2010, it will be a year since Shane Dronett passed away. Last week his grandmother Peggy Anderson, 81, died Jan. 12. Our condolences to Candace, Shane’s mom, and her family on the loss of her mom.*****We were also sorry to learn about the passing of Orange native Maurice Gillet. Services were Monday.*****Our buddy Lloyd Sittig, a longtime member of the KKK (Kroger Koffee Klub) fell Saturday and broke his hip. He underwent surgery Monday.***** Good ol’ Jessie Domingue went through Abbeville last week and stopped at Robie’s to pick up some of their hard crust, homemade French bread for us. Jessie, a great musician, is presently working way out in the Gulf on an oil rig. On his way home he stops in the historical Cajun town.*****Orange native Wade Phillips will remain as Dallas Cowboy coach.***** Favre and the Vikings will have to play in New Orleans’ Superdome. Brett, raised just 50 miles away, has been the golden boy in those parts but not come Sunday. Saints fans are at a fever pitch to see ‘Dere Saints’ go to the Superbowl and meet Louisianian Payton Manning and the Colts. A Viking-Saints meet could be the best playoff game of the year. I’m pulling for the Saints but I’m not betting.*****Mark Grace, the exCubs and Diamondback baseball star, explains why he never considered taking steroids. “I like my sex life, that stuff will tear you up as far as your manhood is concerned.” He prefers sex to steroids.

40 Years Ago-1980 Thomas R. (Tick) Granger, 55, announces for commissioner of Pct. 3. Granger is an operator at Dupont where he has been employed 32 years. He is a WW II Navy veteran. Granger has served on the drainage board. He and wife Sarah have six children. They are members of St. Helen Catholic Church. (Editor’s note: “Tick” passed away after this was written.)*****Part of Harold Fisette’s crew of Dupont workers are Billy Henderson, W.O. Morgan, Walter Brockin, Bob Lawson, Bill Murphy and three others whose names are unknown to us.*****James A. Buckley Jr., 32, announces for commissioner Pct. 3. He is married to the former Linda Morris of Bridge City and is the father of two children, Jeffrey, 9 and Elaine, 7. A 1966 Bridge City grad, Buckley attended Lamar and is a government major. He is presently a trustee on the West Orange-Cove CISD board. He is manager of Singer Post Building Supply.*****Preston M. Wood, age 57, Bridge City’s first mayor, files for commissioner of Pct. 3. The post is being vacated by Commissioner Asa Mansfield. He was employed 26 years with Firestone and has also worked for Texaco. *****County commissioner of Pct. 1, Arthur Simpson, is being challenged by Constable Forest Hudson.*****Constable of Pct. 3, John Ford, is being challenged by Hubert Marshall.*****Robyn Lusignan will celebrate her 12th birthday Jan. 21.*****Bo and Mary Bland celebrated their 27th anniversary Jan. 19.*****A great guy, Jerry Strickland, is scheduled to have open heart surgery in Houston this week.*****H.D. and Sue Pate hosted a coffee at their home for Jim Hightower, candidate for railroad commissioner.*****Johnny’s Hair Designs, formerly Rod’s, at 1622 Strickland features stylist Kay Peveto, Tammy Guidroi, Jerry Baker and Johnny Barton.*****Dr. David Olson, 33, has been elected president of the Bridge City Rotary Club. Other new officers are Bobby Cormier, first vice president, Robert Hanks, second vice-president, Bob Pruitt, secretary/treasurer, Bill Nickum sergeant-at-arms. Board directors are C.R. Nash, past president, Dr. Mark Messer, Don Ritchie and Larry Webb.*****Happy birthday Mary Ann Clark. On Jan. 24 she will be 9-years-old.*****A special happy birthday wish to Glenn Oliver, who celebrates this week.*****Francella Reynee Scofield will be three on Jan. 25.

A FEW HAPPENINGS I had a couple of enjoyable visitors the last few days. A very interesting guy is Carroll Holt, 84, the boy from Boles Field, near Shelbyville, where he started school at four years old and graduated at 16. He’s done a lot of living since then and is living a productive life. He’s been at the forefront of some important projects. His would make a great life story.*****Also visiting was Van Choate. This guy will pick you up with his enthusiasm. He’s always upbeat. He gets me pumped up. No one helps more people then Van and Josette do. *****A nice lady, longtime Bridge City Market Basket employee Doris Harris is retiring after 44 years of service. She will be missed by all her courtesy booth customers. Good luck in retirement  Doris.*****A few folks we know celebrating their special day in the next few days. Jan. 15, finds Don Thompson, Joy Hughes and Tyler Reves celebrating birthdays.*****Jan. 16, Alice King Cole, no kin to Nat, turns 90 years old today. A Mississippi gal, she is the widow of former county commissioner Don Cole. They came to Bridge City many years ago, made the community better and raised a great family. Happy Birthday to a very special lady.***Also celebrating today is our friend Glenn Oliver. We always enjoy our visits with Glenn and always come away wiser. Glenn hasn’t been up to par lately so we have missed the visits. Best wishes for a happy birthday and improved health. ***Note: it’s been a year since everyone’s friend, David Cagle, passed away.***** On Jan. 17, longtime friend, attorney John Cash “Jack” Smith, is now as old as Sharon Bearden. Those two grew up together but no one knows how to enjoy life like Jack. He lives well and has few poor days. Best wishes for many more.*****Jan. 19, Happy Birthday today to Judge Hershel Stagner, Jr. The Judge is doing a good job as Justice of the Peace in Pct. 1.***Krystle Janeaux also celebrates today.***On this day 17 years ago, in 2003, Ray Trahan left us.*****Jan. 20 finds Coach Steve Griffith celebrating a birthday.***Sharing his special day is longtime Deputy Sheriff Janois Grazzaffi.***** On Monday Abby Huntsman said goodbye on the View after two seasons. She is departing to help her father Jon Huntsman, Jr. with his campaign for governor of Utah. “I’m so thankful for this opportunity, but the number one priority is my family,” Abby stated.*****I understand the target date for the Orange County Democratic Convention is March 21. Jack Smith, the new democratic chairman, says they will be taking dead aim at the November General Election in state and national contest. More info later as I get it.*****The Wednesday Lunch Bunch will dine at Guadalajara this week and at Robert’s next week. That should be an interesting gathering.*****What’s up with George P. Bush. I asked Judge John Gothia, who recently met with the land commissioner, a very powerful state post. The Judge said George P. didn’t give any hint of why he was giving up the state job to run for a congressional seat. Congressmen, unless they’re in the leadership, don’t have any stroke except for their vote. Very few ever introduce a bill that becomes law. What I hear out of Austin is that Bush is preparing to run against Ted Cruz in four years and he needs the experience in congress to run on.

BREAUX BIRTHDAYS Celebrating birthdays on Jan. 15 are Bill Pryor, LaDonna Bell and Carson Peet.*****Jan. 16: Kaitlyn Potter, Gary Dearing, Jerry Ashby and Joel Meyers.*****Jan. 17: Gail Meadows and Tanner Wilson.*****Jan. 18: Brenda Oliver, Laverne Walles, Bonny Sarver, Kim Patnaude, Arron Conner and Dylan Huckebay.*****Jan. 19: Jimmy Whittle, Krystle Janeaux Michael Amsden and Lisa Costilla *****Jan. 20: Today is the celebration of Martin Luther King Day. Having birthdays are Kimberly Dolley, Beth Fisher, Gloria Bertrand *****Jan. 21: Beverly Delahoussaye, Charles Arceneaux, Sarah Bonds and David Doucet.

BREAUX CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS Celebrities celebrating birthdays on Jan. 15 are Saint’s quarterback Drew Brees, who will be 51, actor Chad Lowe, 52.*****Jan. 16, model Kate Moss, 46, R&B singer Sade, 61 and baseball player Albert Pujois, 40.*****Jan. 17, former First Lady Michelle Obama, 56, actors Jim Carrey, 58 and Betty White, 98.*****Jan. 18, celebrating on this day are actors Kevin Costner, 65, Jesse L. Martin, 51 and Jason Segel, 40.*****Jan. 19, Country singer Dolly Parton, 74, chef Paula Deen, 73, actors Katey Sagal, 66 and Shawn Wayans, 49.*****Jan. 20, astronaut Buzz Aldrin, 88, guitarist Paul Stanley, 68 and actor Rain Wilson, 54.*****Jan. 21, basketball player Hakeem Olajuwon, 57, actors Gena Davis, 64, R&B singer Billy Ocean, 70 and Jerry Trainor, 42.

CAJUN STORY OF THE WEEK It was Clovis Comeaux and his wife Agnes 60th anniversary. Dey was lying in bed and Clovis him was falling asleep. Agnes her, was in a romantic mood and wanted to talk. Agnes said, “Honey you used to hold my hand when we were courting.” Wearily Clovis reached across, held her hand for a second and tried to get back to sleep. Agnes wouldn’t leave him alone her, she said, “Den you used to kiss me.” Clovis him, a little irritated, he reached across and gave her a peck on da cheek and settled down to sleep. Turdy seconds later Anges said, “But honey, you used to bite my neck yea.” Angrily Clovis him, kick off dem covers and got out of bed. “Clovis, where you going hanh?” Agnes axe. Clovis replied, “Me, I’m going to get my teeths.”

C’EST TOUT Was the weather colder in early years in Southeast Texas If you don’t believe in global warming check just a few of these winter days. In 1936, three days of 14-degree cold with 25,000 cattle frozen. *** In 1899, Sabine Pass had 11-degree temperature, four-degrees in Orange and ice-skating on Sabine Lake, which was mostly fresh water back then. ***In 1895, 31 inches of snow. ***In 1864, 21 days in a row of below freezing. There have been many snow days throughout the years, mostly in February. The locomotives in the Orange shipping yards could not plow through the snow that averaged 24-inches on top of the rails and snow drifts to the depth of six-feet, blocking every street and every mill along the river.*****Alva Griffen, a native of Johnson Bayou, La., once told this writer that when he was a boy they walked across to Texas on a frozen Lake Sabine. When the old-timers tell us winters, almost daily, were colder in winter months years ago, you can believe the old codgers. Most winters in recent years have been mild. Some years not even a freeze. We will, from time to time, get an arctic front but the very cold winter days of the early to mid-1900s have gone by way of global warming which brings 105 to 110 summer degree weather. These temperatures were unheard of in the early years when 90 degrees was tops. Today its called a China Hoax.*****My time is up, thanks for yours. Take care and God bless.


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Do you know someone with mental illness? NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) will be offering an eight week course to help family members cope with their loved ones who are suffering from Depression, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, PTSD, etc. is 8 week course is seldom offered in Orange, and it is limited to the first 20 people who sign up.  It will meet once a week beginning in February 2020 and is free of charge. To sign up call 409-617-3308 or email You can visit our website at: Golden K Kiwanis Club meetings e Orange Golden K Kiwanis meets 9:30 a.m. each Wed., with meeting from 9:3010:45  a.m.  at the Salvation Army, Orange 77630, at the corner of MLK and  W. Park (Strickland), also known as Old Highway 90. Margaret Light, longtime Golden K Kiwanis member, will share her life story on Wednesday, January 15, in the Orange Salvation Army Building Main Meeting Room, beginning at 9:45 a.m.  Coffee and light refreshments will be served.  Vernon Murray is in charge of food. Maureen McAlister of Orange United Way will be the featured speaker on Wednesday, January 22, at 9:45 a.m., as usual in the Orange Salvation Army Room, located at MLK and Strickland, across from the Shell Station and the Fire Station.  en, on Wednesday, January 29, 9:45 a.m., not-so-new-anymore Orange County Commissioner Kirk Roccaforte, former longtime Bridge City mayor, will update Golden K Kiwanis on the happenings with the Orange County Commission.  e meeting place is in the Orange Salvation Army Building at the corner of MLK and Strickland, also known as Highway 90. Wednesday, February 5, is TBD. Wednesday, February 12, Orange Golden K Kiwanis will host Jessica Hill, CEO of the Orange EDC, as its speaker at the 9:45 a.m. gathering in the usual spot in the Orange Salvation Army Room, located at MLK Drive and Strickland, across from a Shell Station and an

Orange Fire Station. For further Golden K information, email:

Friends Of The Orange Depot to meet e January annual meeting of the Friends of the Orange Depot will be held at the depot, 1210 Green Avenue, Orange, on ursday, January 16, at 5:30PM. Reception will precede at 5:00PM. All members of the board and volunteers are encouraged to attend this important meeting when 2020 goals will be discussed and current decisions will need to be concluded. e FOOD organization invites anyone who would like to become involved in this dynamic group to attend on January 16. For information, call Rose at 409-330-1576. Orange County Historical Society to meet e Orange County Historical Society will have it’s first program of the year on Feb. 4th at 6:30 p.m. in the conference room of the City of Orange Public Library. e program will be a “Show and Tell” type event. is is an opportunity for both members and nonmembers to talk about an article of historical significance or give an account a historical event concerning Orange. We need participants, so come up with a subject and be prepared to make a short speech about it. e public is invited. Refreshments will be served. American Legion Post 49 Officer Elections e American Legion Post 49 in Orange is seeking officer nominations at our meetings on March 14th at 2pm and April 11th at 2 pm. e officer elections will be held on May 9th at 2pm. all members should attend these meetings. e American Legion Post 49 is located at 108 Green Ave in Orange. Orange County Beekeepers Group Meetings e Orange County Beekeepers Group meets the first Tuesday of each month 6 pm at La Cantina Restaurant 2709 McArthur Drive in Orange. Anyone interested in Honeybees or Beekeeping is welcome to attend our meeting. We are a group of local beekeepers interested in spreading information about honeybees and the pollination service

Romero to lead business development for EDC e Orange County Economic Development Corporation announces the hiring of Megan Romero as its Business Development Manager. Megan comes to the EDC from Albanese Cormier Holdings, a progressive commercial real estate company, where she has been responsible for property management of Edison Plaza in Beaumont, a 425,000 square foot facility, as well as 24 properties located in the company’s southeastern region of the portfolio. Prior to her employment with Albanese Cormier Holdings, Ms. Romero was Regional Safety Coordinator for IMCAL in Lake Charles, LA, and interned with the City of Orange in the City Manager and Planning and Zoning Departments. She is

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a graduate of Texas A&M University where she received her Bachelor of Science Urban and Regional Planning, and a 2012 graduate of Little Cypress Mauriceville High School. “e EDC is excited to have Megan joining the

they perform. is group works with the Orange County Ag Agent to expand beekeeping opportunity in Orange. We also strive to aid and assist fellow beekeepers, any new beekeepers and the general public. Officers of the Orange County Apiary Committee are normally in attendance to answer questions and assist Orange County residents. For information or assistance with Honeybee removals please contact the Orange County Agrilife office 409-882-7010, Len VanMarion 409-728-0344 Texas Master Beekeeper, Christie Ray 409-550-9195 owner of QueenBee Supply in Orange or Brian Muldrow 713-377-0356, owner of Muldrow Bee Farm.

Community Christian School Golf Tourney Community Christian School has rescheduled their Golf Tournament at Sunset Grove Country Club to April 4th. e tourney will cost $100 per player / $350 foursome and the deadline to enter is Nov. 9th. ere will be a $50 Ball Drop, $25 Strokes, $1200 Grand Prize, a Hole in One for hole #14 sponsored by Sabine River Ford with a new truck the prize with other prizes as well. Please call 409-883-4531 or email for registration details. Dementia Care Givers' Support Group e Dementia Care Givers' Support Group meets at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Canticle Building, 4300 Meeks Drive in Orange on the following days and times: Second Wednesday of every month at 10:00 a.m., and Second ursday of every month at 6:30 p.m..

Seek & Find Resale Store e Seek & Find Resale Shop is open on ursdays from Noon to 6:00 pm, Fridays from 12 noon to 3:00 pm and Saturdays from 7:30 am to 1:00 pm. We are selling all types of  used items - clothes, toys, books, household items,etc.  Our proceeds help fund our music programs at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.  Please come and see us at 985 W. Roundbunch Road, next to Happy Donuts.

Good Shepherd Lutheran Fundraiser Good Shepherd Lutheran Church is currently selling Durham Ellis Nuts. Pecan halves are $10.00/lb, Pecan Pieces are $9.75/lb and walnut pieces are $8.25/lb. We also have delicious chocolate covered pecans

for $9.25. Come and check out our inventory of nuts. Our phone number is 409-735-4573. We are selling these nuts to further our music ministry by offering music scholarships to two Lamar University students.

Pinnacle Music Academy Pinnacle Academy offers private music lessons for Piano, Vocal, Guitar, Drums, Bass Trumpet, Ukulele, and more for all ages. Learn all musical styles including Pop, Rock, Country, Metal, Jazz, Blues, and Hip Hop. Pinnacle Academy is located at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 945 W. Roundbunch, Bridge City. Come and discover this opportunity to learn an instrument in the local area. For more information, call 409-241-3920 or visit

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

AA/NA Meeting every Wednesday Pathway to Freedom is an Open Discussion Fellowship of men and women who have been affected either directly or indirectly by the use of any mood altering chemical or codependent behavior. We believe that as we look to a loving God for help, and put into practice those principles for living which He has given in His Word, we shall find both the strength and freedom we need to live productive and happy lives. We believe that our "higher power" is Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.  While we do believe that Jesus is the Christ, the resurrected and living Son of God, the meeting holds no view concerning denominational preference or beliefs. Join us at Cove Baptist Church located at 1005 Dupont Drive in West Orange each Wednesday at 7pm for Pathway to Freedom. For more Information call 409-883-4155 between 9 AM and 4 PM. You can leave a message, if no answer and we will call you back. Orange Al-Anon meetings

team. ere are so many opportunities unfolding in Orange County and Megan will certainly assist our efforts to see them through” said Jessica Hill, Executive Director. Megan’s roles and responsibilities will include management of the County’s Hotel Occupancy Tax program, retail development, lead generation, board management, preparation of marketing materials for business development purposes, communications in response to inquiries, social media and website management, analytical support and analysis, and support of allies and EDC members. e Orange County Economic Development Office is located in the Orange County Administration Building, 123 S 6th Street, Orange.


Jay Wright announces for Chief Justice 9th Court of Appeals Conroe Attorney, Jay Wright, who has done more than 117 appellate cases and practiced civil and criminal law for more than 34 years, has announced his candidacy for Chief Justice of the 9th Court of Appeals based in Beaumont, Texas. e position is being vacated by retiring Chief Justice Steve McKeithen. Jay Wright says he is running for the position because “I want to fight to preserve our freedoms and pass them on to our children and grandchildren just as Ronald Reagan urged us to do. If we do not fight for our freedoms, they will be lost!” Jay Wright says “If I am elected, I want to follow the type of conservative originalist philosophy expressed by Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence

Jay Wright

omas on the Supreme Court.” Personal and backgound: Jay Wright has been married to Beverly Cooke Wright for 31 years. ey have four daughters: Laura, Christina, Nancy and Sophie and one Grandson. Jay and Beverly were both born in Corpus Christi and moved to Montgomery County in 2001. Jay


is a former Prosecutor with the Nueces County Attorney’s Office serving as Criminal Division Chief from 1988-1990; and Civil Division Chief from 1990-1993. Jay has been in private law practice in Corpus Christ, from 1993-2001; and in Montgomery County from 2001-present. Educations: Beverly received her B.S. Degree in Education from Corpus Christi State University (now Texas A&M Corpus Christi). Jay received his B.A. Degree in Political Science from Corpus Christi State University (now Texas A&M Corpus Christi) and received his Doctor of Jurisprudence from University of Houston Law School in 1985. His website is: or Jay Wright may be contacted via email at


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Pictured, from left, are Dalton Hogan, Cindy Claybar and Grace Wimberley. Hogan and Wimberley have artwork appearing in the 2020 Adopt-a-Beach calendars published by the Texas General Land Office.

Smith named Bridge City HS Student of Month for January e Bridge City Chamber of Commerce is delighted to announce that the January Student of the Month for Bridge City High School is Keagan Smith. Keagan was presented his certificate and gift bag by Ambassador, Rani Dillow, Loan Originator for Westin Mortgage Group, at the January Networking Coffee hosted by Orangefield ISD. He received gift certificates and gifts from: COS Printing, Wellspring Credit Union, Tiger Rock Martial Arts of Bridge City, Sabine Federal Credit Union, Neches Federal Credit Union, Bridge City Walmart, Bridge City Bank, 5Point Credit Union and Candace Mulhollan RE/MAX ONE. Keagan is the son of Brad and Johnna Smith. He is ranked #9 of 165 with a GPA of 4.48. Tami Goss, Director of Bands, said, “Keagan has been an irreplaceable member of the Bridge City Band for seven years. He is a wonderful student, an outstanding student leader, and a gifted musician. He will leave a legacy for his younger peers to maintain, and his character is second to none. He has been a pleasure to know and work with over the years.” Shannon King, Social Studies Chair, UT OnRamps/APUSH, UIL Academic Coordinator, said, “Keagan’s impressive record of community service impresses me the most out of all of his accolades. Keagan partici-

pated as a member of the 2018-2019 Youth Leadership Team for Southeast Texas (YLSET); this program encourages students to develop leadership skills with a call to civic action. Each high school group is tasked with developing and presenting an idea for a community service project. Keagan’s team initiated a project designed to aid Stable Spirit, equine-assisted psychotherapy (EAP), with their recovery efforts from Hurricane Harvey. e team volunteered in numerous ways during the 2019 spring semester and learned valuable skills while working as a unit to help a physically challenged child overcome challenging tasks and grow in confidence.” Hannah Landry, Math Teacher, said, “I had the honor of teaching Keagan his junior year in PreAP PreCalculus. He was a joy to teach and watch him grow as a math student over the school year. His family has instilled strong morals in him which is evident in his character. He has a positive attitude, a kind heart, and shows great respect for those around him. He is a pleasure to work with, and I miss having him as a student! He will succeed in whatever he sets his mind to because of his strong work ethic and intelligence!” After graduation, Keagan plans to attend the University of Texas Austin and pursue a degree in sports management.

January is School Board Appreciation Month and during the monthly meeting of the Little Cypress-Mauriceville Board of Trustees, Superintendent Stacey Brister thanked the Board on behalf of Administrators and the District for their diligence in handling the business of LCM. She complemented them on working as a team, with the best interests of the students and staff at the forefront of all they do. Pictured, from left, Chris Riedel, President Marlene Courmier, Josh Fisher, Superintendent Stacey Brister, Derry Dunn, Tammy Rountree, Secretary Aubrey Milstead and Vice-President Randy McIlwain.

Rock star Rick Springfield, at center, along with guitarist, George Nastos, at left, and bassist, Sigve Sjursen, at right, turned the heat up inside the Grand Event Center of the Golden Nugget Casino in Lake Charles this past Saturday (Jan. 12, 2020) as Springfield performed a 90 minute set in front of a capacity crowd. The set list included songs “Affair of the Heart,” “I Get Excited,” “Don’t Talk to Strangers,” “Love Is Alright,” “Human Touch,” “Love Somebody,” and “Jessie’s Girl.” Photo by Tommy Mann Jr.

Deaths and Memorials Betty Jean Roberts, 82, Orange Betty Jean Roberts, 82, of Orange, passed away January 12, 2020, at Golden Years Assisted Living in Orange. Funeral services was held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 14, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating was Reverend Jay omas of MacArthur Heights Baptist Church. Burial was followe at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Orange. Visitation was held prior to the service from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Born in Oak Grove, Louisiana, on April 25, 1937, she was the daughter of Jim Reese Irby and Betty Elizabeth (Holland) Irby. Betty was a homemaker who loved traveling in her motorhome and visited all 50 states with her husband Carey. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and was a faithful member of MacArthur Heights Baptist Church since 1993. When Betty was younger, she enjoyed bowling with her friends. She loved her family dearly and will be missed by all who knew and loved her.  She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Carey Roberts; parents, Jim and Betty

Roy Lee “Pat” Patterson, 98, Bridge City Roy Lee “Pat” Patterson, 98, entered into eternal rest January 8, 2020 at Gulf Coast Rehabilitation Center in Port Arthur, Texas. He was born May 20, 1921 in Mexia, Texas. He was a resident of Bridge City, Texas for 60 years. Pat was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Bridge City. He retired in 1986 from Fina Refinery in Port Arthur, Texas. After that retirement he worked for Securitas for another 22 years and retired from there. He proudly served his country in the U. S. Army during World War II. He went on the second wave at Omaha Beach during D-Day, under the direction of General Patton. He received numerous medals including a Purple Heart. Needless to say, his daughters are very proud of their Dad and he will always be their hero. He was preceded in death by his wife, Aline Patterson; parents, Archie and Della Patterson; brother, Alvin Patterson; and sis-

Robert P. Stacey, 82, Orange Robert P. Stacey, 82, of Orange, Texas, passed away on January 6, 2020, at his home in Orange. A celebration of life was held at 12:00 p.m., Saturday, January 11, 2020, at American Legion Post 49, 108 Green Avenue, Orange, Texas 77630. Born in Sharon, Pennsylvania, on July 18, 1937, he was the son of Andrew Stacey and Helen Eisley Stacey. Robert served in the United States Army Reserves and retired from U.S. Steel after many years as an Industrial Engineer. He was a sports enthusiast who continued to coach little league and youth football for many years in Pennsylvania even when his children were no longer participating. Robert was an avid fan of the Green Bay

Irby; son, Daniel Ray Roberts; brothers, Benny Irby, JW Irby, Sammy Irby, Henry Irby; sisters, Francis Collum, Zelma Russ, and Gwendolyn Mercantel.    She is survived by her children, Carrie Jean Kite and husband Charles AnBETTY JEAN drew, Jeanette ROBERTS Peveto and husband Kenneth, and David Allen Roberts and wife Stephanie; daughter in law, Ometta Roberts all of Orange; 8 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; sisters Rosie Lee Collum, Mary Coggins, and Ercil Lee Gary.  Serving as pallbearers will be Tyler Roberts, Brendon Roberts, Shon Currie, Glen Coggins, Chris Kite, and Chad Fountain. Honorary pallbearers are Derek Roberts and Blake Roberts. e family would like to extend a special thanks to Janice Ustinovich, Kindred Hospice, especially Lil Betty, and the staff at Golden Years Assisted Living.  ter, Dorothy Mae Hughes. He is survived by his brother, James Patterson of Houston; three daughters, Sharon Gillis of Shreveport, Nancy and Anson Neel of Silsbee, and Joy and Bobby Mock of Kingwood; five ROY LEE ‘PAT’ grandchildren, SanPATTERSON dra and Jason Godwin of Kingwood, Amy and Chris Barton of Longview, Kristi and Shane Goodman of Frierson, Jeff and Lindsay Hazlewood of College Station, and Hannah Mock of e Woodlands; as well as 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. A memorial graveside service will be held on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. at Old Armour Cemetery in Coolidge, Texas. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, 1640 North Major Drive, Suite 101, Beaumont, Texas 77713. Packers and the Pittsburg Steelers and enjoyed getting to watch their games anytime they were playing. He loved his family dearly and will be missed by all who knew and loved him. He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Helen Stacey; and his brother, Raymond Stacey. ose left to cherish Robert’s memory include his loving wife of 58 years, Shirley Stacey; children, Robert Stacey, Jr. and wife Robin, of Orange, Michael Stacey and wife Kristie, of College Station, and Andy Stacey and wife Ruby, of Orange; 8 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and his sister, Marianne Uhl, of Akron, OH; along with numerous other loving family and friends. Cremation is under the direction of Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.


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The life and death of Bobby Charles Doing it his way made him a legend Roy Dunn For The Record

It seems ironic that 10 years ago, the day after I wrote a column about Ned Theall’s death, I got a call from Jivin’ Gene informing me Bobby Charles had just died. I had mentioned, in the Theall column, that Bobby was the only one from the original group of talented youngsters that I had grown up with who was still living in Abbeville. In fact, after the World War years, things started to change in our Cajun community in many ways. A group of youngsters, boys and girls alike, came along that displayed a lot of talent in many forms, not just musically but in other fields as well. Many went off, did well and never returned. There is so much I could write about Bobby Charles that I don’t know where to start, plus the space of a column can’t cover it all. By going back to the beginning and hitting some high spots along the colorful road in Bobby’s life I might give the reader a glimpse into the talented life of a boyhood friend. Born Robert Charles Guidry, his dad drove a gas company truck. They were poor but Bobby always dressed a little better than the rest of us. By the time he was 12 he was hanging on the streets with us older guys. We gathered at St. Mary Magdalene Square, played games and had sing-alongs. On the weekend we would hangout in front of the Black nightclub and listen to the Black artists – Ivy Joe Hunter, Joe Turner, Ella and other groups. Bobby Guidry, as we called him, had a good voice. He could sing all of Hank Williams and Frankie Lane songs as well as songs by many Black artist. I started writing some school plays, skits as they were called, in the sixth grade. I would cast my friends in the parts. We preformed in all the classrooms. When I got to high school I wrote plays we performed to the student body from the big auditorium stage. I put Bobby in one skit and he sang a couple of Frankie Lane songs. Bobby joined a band when he was 14; Warren Schexnider (Storm) was already in his dad’s band. Bobby was writing songs when he was 13, songs a few years later

that were recorded by Chess Records. His big break came at age 14, as he was leaving the Midway Restaurant with my late friend Maxie Thibeaux, he called out to Gater Mouton, “See you later alligator” and the response came back, “After while crocodile.” Bobby stayed up the rest of the night and wrote his signature song, “See You Later Alligator, After While Crocodile.” It became a hit for Bobby on Chess, a Chicago based R&B label, and an even a bigger hit when recorded by Bill Haley and the Comets in 1955. Later Bobby started releasing material on the Imperial Label and on other labels also. He moved to Woodstock, N.Y., in 1965. In 1972, he started releasing songs again. He eventually began putting out albums and CDs with collaborators Neil Young, Dan Penn, Willie Nelson, Rufus Thibodeaux, Fats Domino, Delbert McClinton and others. His biggest contribution to music became his song writing. Record editor Jerry Childress and I visited him at his Holly Beach, La., home, where Gatemouth Brown was his guest. He told me that the way Fats Domino’s signature tune, “Walkin to New Orleans,” came about was that Fats had called and asked him to come to New Orleans. Bobby told Fats he was so broke that if he went, he would have to walk to New Orleans. Fats responded, “Well start walking.” Then and there he wrote the hit. Later he wrote Clarence Frogman Henry’s biggest hit, “But I Do,” that made the Forrest Gump movie soundtrack. He appeared with Dr. John at the Band’s 1978 farewell concert. The filming made it into the movie, “Last Waltz.” Bobby collected royalties on both movies. As a teenager, Bobby perfected the voice of the Black artists he had sung along with. When he called the Chess label in Chicago and sang “Later Alligator” to them on the phone, they

Bobby Charles helped pioneer the south Louisiana musical genre known as Swamp Pop. His compositions include the hits "See You Later, Alligator", which he initially recorded as "Later Alligator", but which is best known from the cover version by Bill Haley & His Comets, and "Walking to New Orleans" and "It Keeps Rainin'", written for Fats Domino.

agreed to sign him to a contract. He flew to Chicago; they were surprised to learn he was White. He joined the all Black band and was the only White boy on the bus. Not all audiences appreciated such integration in the 1950s. The threats and the bullets in his direction put an end to his touring. He started writing songs for other artists. Among them were Joe Cocker, Ray Charles, Etta James, Kris Kristofferson, Muddy Waters, Gatemouth Brown, Willie Nelson, Shannon McNally, Tab Benoit etc. His songs by other artists can be heard everywhere. He considered Bob Dylan, Neil Young, James Taylor, Willie and Fats among his best friends. During our visit to Holly Beach, Bobby gave me a collection of his albums that were lost to me in Hurricane Ike. Bobby’s home had burned down years ago and he had lost nearly everything, then hurricane Rita took the rest of his memorabilia.

Bobby was a Picas, he loved to be around water. He had moved back to his eight-acre place, with large live oaks, on the banks of the Vermilion River out of Abbeville near Maurice. South Louisiana was special to him even though he lived as a recluse. When I asked if he ever visited with old classmates he said, “I love them as friends but we don’t have anything in common to talk about. They wouldn’t believe what I’ve been through anyway.” He said he and I were the strangest of the bunch. I’m not sure about that. What’s really amazing is that Bobby couldn’t play an instrument and even more amazing, he couldn’t read music. He didn’t know one cord from another. All the cords appeared in his brain. He would sing a song that popped in his head fully formed, music and all, into the nearest answering machine. Often he would call home and sing it into his own answering

machine. I last saw Bobby at Shucks Restaurant in Abbeville just before his death. He gave me his new phone number. I never called. I’m bad about that until it’s too late. He came into Shucks every noon. Before he even got out of his car the waitress started making a Grey Goose martini. He sat in the same chair, drank six and ate a bowl of gumbo. A daily routine. He told me he was working on a new album. He had recently fallen and injured his back but stayed focused on getting “Timeless,” the new album out. Mickey Raphael, Willie’s harmonica player, Neil Young and other friends would appear on the CD. His manager for many years, Jim Bateman said, “It’s like Bobby had a premonition, he was obsessed with getting it out. He didn’t make it however; he collapsed at his home on Jan. 14, 2010 but he had seen and held the final design for the album’s art work. “Timeless” is a collector’s item and also his 2004 collection of rarities, “Last Train to Memphis” and his 2008 album with Dr. John, “City That Can’t Forget.” Bob Dylan said about that album, “The boy could sing like a bird.” Robert Charles Guidry has sung his last song but he left many behind that will last through time. Little did we know what turn life’s highway would take for us. Most of the talented kids from Abbeville done gone. Those early days with my friends, all poor kids, are my roots in that little Cajun town. So much water has run under the bridge of life so many years later. I wouldn’t take anything for the experiences I shared with all those youngsters. We didn’t have any money in our pockets but we entertained ourselves and made memories that would last a lifetime. All of my core friends are gone now, some of my fellow athletes remain but we are all up in our 80’s now. Time is running out on that book I was always going to write. It’s been a charmed life, most often just being at the right place at the right time. I’ve witnessed a lot of history, shared thousands of friendships and have been blessed with being able to record in words the account of this great life afforded me. Recalling Bobby Charles’ death gives pause to the road traveled and what might be next.


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FOR THE RECORD For the fourth time in franchise history the Houston Texans failed to reach the National Football League’s Conference championship round. Sunday’s failure at Kansas City against the explosive Chiefs was unbelievably unique. e Texans became the first team in NFL history to lead by 20 or more points and then lose by 20 points. e game started off with the Chiefs looking like a team that would get blown out by 40 points as they suffered from six dropped passes in the initial period, a blown pass coverage that led to a Houston touchdown, a blocked punt that was returned    for an  easy  touch- 

down and a muffed punt that resulted in another touchdown. e first quarter ended with the Texans taking a commanding 21-0 lead which expanded to 24-0 in less than the first five minutes of the second period. In fact, Houston head coach Bill O’Brien went for the jugular when he called for a fake punt that barely failed midway through the second period. But that must have awakened a sleeping giant as the Chiefs didn’t want a repeat of the 31-24 loss to the Texans on Oct. 13 and came to life in a big way despite that in the last 10 seasons teams that trailed by 21 points in the first half   12-169.       had finished 







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If you canceled an early week fishing trip due to the educated guesses passed along via the local weather man, you made a bad mistake. I am no longer as hell bent on fooling a fish as I once was, but rain, unlike the cold, does not keep my boat parked on the driveway. at is especially true, when you find your raingear to be uncomfortably warm in January or February. You cannot order better conditions than a falling barometer, overcast skies and surface temperatures in the high fifties. Even a little more wind than you would care to deal with, is often an ally as well as it will usually be a warmer wind out of the south or southeast. Cal Leger rushed up to the lake to tie everything down per his wife’s orders Friday night, but stuck around following the storm that raced across Toledo Bend.









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KC coach Andy Reid went into his huge bag of tricks and pulled out all the stops as he directed his team to a 28-24 lead at halftime by scoring touchdowns on all four possessions. ey also scored on the first three possessions of the second half, setting an NFL record of seven scores and 41 straight points on seven tries. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes hid behind the magnificent pass blocking of his offensive line to riddle the inept Texans’ secondary with his strong right arm and five touchdowns. When he couldn’t find an open receiver, he picked up huge chunks of yardage with his legs. When the final gun sounded, Kansas City had walloped the Texans 51-31 and earned the right to host the Tennessee  


Youth featured in conference title games


Recent rain can be certainly a game-changer

Once again a conference title berth was just out of the reach of the Houston Texans as Kansas City’s Patrick Mahomes dominated.  





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IRA deadlines coming up soon Here is what you need to know Provided by Ian E. James, CRPC®, AAMS® President, Financial Advisor Capital Financial Group 409-792-0179

Financially, many of us associate April with taxes – but we should also associate April with important IRA deadlines. April 1, 2020 is the deadline to take your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) from certain individual retirement accounts. April 15, 2020 is the deadline for making annual contributions to a traditional IRA, Roth IRA, and certain other retirement accounts.1 Keep in mind that withdrawals from traditional, SIMPLE, and SEP-IRAs are taxed as ordinary income, and if taken before age 59½, may be subject to a 10% federal income tax penalty. Generally, once you reach age 70½, you must begin taking required minimum distributions. To qualify for the tax-free and penalty-free withdrawal of earnings, Roth IRA distributions must meet a fiveyear holding requirement and occur after age 59½. Tax-free and penalty-free withdrawals can also be taken under certain other circumstances, such as a result of the owner’s death. e original Roth IRA owner is not required to take minimum annual withdrawals. e earlier you make your annual IRA contribution, the better. You can make a yearly IRA contribution any time between January 1 of the current year and April 15 of the next year. So, the contribution window for 2019 started on January 1, 2019 and ends on April 15, 2020. Accordingly, you can make your IRA contribution for 2020 any time from January 1, 2020 to April 15, 2021.2 You may help manage your income tax bill if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional IRA. To get the full tax deduction for your 2019 traditional IRA contribution, you have to meet one or

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more of these financial conditions: *You aren’t eligible to participate in a workplace retirement plan. *You are eligible to participate in a workplace retirement plan, but you are a single filer or head of household with Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI) of $64,000 or less. (Or if you file jointly with your spouse, your combined MAGI is $103,000 or less.)3 *You aren’t eligible to participate in a workplace retirement plan, but your spouse is eligible and your combined 2019 gross income is $193,000 or less.4 If you are the original owner of a traditional IRA, you are no longer able to contribute to it starting in the year you turn 70½. If you are the original owner of a Roth IRA, you can contribute to it as long as you live, provided you have taxable compensation and MAGI below a certain level (see below).1,3 If you are making a 2019 IRA contribution in early 2020, be aware of this fact. You must tell the investment company hosting the IRA account which year the contribution is for. If you fail to indicate the tax year that the contribution applies to, the custodian firm may make a default assumption that the contribution is for the current year (and note exactly that to the I.R.S.).4 So, write “2020 IRA contribution” or “2019 IRA contribution,” as applicable, in the memo area of your check, plainly and simply. Be sure to write your account

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Titans Sunday, the Cinderella team of this year’s playoffs. As for the Texans—there’s already rumblings about firing O’Brien for not being able to get his team past the wild card round of the playoffs. And in Sunday’s game, the team was at full strength, so there should be no excuses. Houston has gone without a team in the AFC Championship Game since the Oilers did it after the 1979 season. Tennessee’s second year head coach Mike Vrabel did what the Texans and O’Brien couldn’t do—pull an upset on the road. e Titans shocked topseeded Baltimore convincingly 28-12 Saturday night and could very well be headed to NRG Stadium in Houston if the Texans hadn’t collapsed after scoring 24 unanswered points against Kansas City. But the Titans have a date against the Chiefs Sunday at 2:05 p.m. Vrabel concocted a beautiful defense to stop the highpowered Ravens by keeping quarterback Lamar Jackson running toward the sidelines and not up the middle of the field where he makes most of his yardage. Offensively, the Titans turned NFL rushing champion Derrick Henry loose, who gained 195 yards on 30 carries. Henry also threw a one-yard touchdown pass that virtually took the wind out of Baltimore’s sails. Tennessee quarterback Ryan Tannehill only threw 14 passes, connecting on seven with two going for touchdowns. e former Texas Aggie also ran for a touchdown. e two homefield favorites came through with wins in the NFC as the topseeded San Francisco 49ers breezed past the Minnesota Vikings 27-10 Saturday behind quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and will host the Conference Championship Game Sunday at 5:40 p.m. e Green Bay Packers’ defense had to subdue the determined Seattle Seahawks 28-23 after watching their 2810 lead disintegrate in the second half. But veteran quarterback Aaron Rodgers led the Packers to some crucial first downs late in the fourth quarter to assure the victory. Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson led the late charge while Marshawn Lynch, who was rescued from the NFL scrap pile few weeks ago, chipped in with a couple of

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Former NFL coach Jimmy Johnson found out Sunday that he will be inducted into the league’s Hall of Fame. Johnson, a Port Arthur native and former Dallas Cowboys head coach, currently serves as a Fox NFL analyst. It was during the broadcast this past Sunday that Johnson heard the news about his induction.

one-yard touchdown plunges. San Francisco walloped Green Bay 37-8 on Nov. 24 and are an early seven-point favorite Sunday. Of the four teams competing to play in Super Bowl LIV, only Tennessee has not won a Super Bowl. e 49ers have five Vince Lombardi Trophies, Green Bay has four and Kansas City won Super Bowl IV back in 1970. KWICKIES…My alma mater, McNeese State, is currently looking for a new head football coach after Sterling Gilbert left the Lake Charles, La. school to accept a position with the Syracuse football program. e final head coaching vacancy in the NFL was filled Monday as Kevin Stefanski was hired to replace the fired Freddie Kitchens. e 37year-old Stefanski was narrowly edged out for the

Cleveland job last year by Kitchens. He was the offensive coordinator for the Minnesota Vikings, who he has been with since 2006. He worked with the Vikings’ running backs, tight ends and quarterbacks under three head coaches. Stefanski is the sixth head coach hired by Browns owner Jimmy Haslam since he bought the team in 2012. Port Arthur native Jimmy Johnson was surprised when it was announced on the Fox pregame show Sunday that he had been elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a head coach for the Dallas Cowboys. Less than 24 hours earlier, former Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Bill Cowher also was notified of the same honor on the CBS pregame show between Houston and Kansas City. Don’t be surprised if the 2020 Cinderella college foot-


ball team is the Texas Longhorns, much like LSU was this season. e ‘Horns have plenty of talent coming back this fall. JUST BETWEEN US… e upstart XFL makes it debut Feb. 8 with eight teams ready to play under some new football rules that will be tested according to Commissioner Oliver Luck, a former NFL quarterback and longtime football executive. e new league will have tiered options for extra points worth one, two or three points. It will allow double forward passes behind the line of scrimmage. In order to speed up games, a running clock will be used, except in the final two minutes of each half. Overtime will look like the NHL’s version of using “shootouts” with each team getting up to five chances to score from five yards out.

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Waterfowl hunters head for home stretch CAPT. CHUCK UZZLE OUTDOORS WEEKLY FOR THE RECORD

Just like the old saying “all good things must come to an end” the 2019-20 waterfowl season is almost over. is weekend will be the fi n a l chance for hunters in Louisiana while Texas duck and goose hunters will have one more week to finish as their season ends on Jan 26th. For plenty of local hunters it feels like the season already ended as this crazy weather pattern has made staying on the birds a challenge. Hunters who have been willing to put in the scouting time and be flexible are still shooting their birds but they are certainly working for them. Without a doubt the hunters who are locked in on a freshwater pattern are having the most success. After the last round of thunderstorms and rain the saltwater marshes seemed to just empty out as the birds headed for the prairies and other areas that were holding fresh water. One of the best bets has been along river bottoms where water levels took a much needed jump after the rains. e freshly flooded areas have been magnets for good concentrations of mallards, gadwall and of course wood ducks. Finding an area that’s holding these concentrations is like finding a gold mine and it certainly takes some effort so don’t think it will be easy. Use all the resources available like satellite photos, other maps, and good old fashioned burning gas and covering ground. Closer to home it almost seems like September as the numbers of teal in the area have helped fill straps for many hunters. roughout the season there have been

Hunters are scrambling to end their 2019-20 duck season on a high note.

waves of teal come into the area for a few days and then seemingly over night vanish. is last big influx of green winged teal that showed up has almost taken up residence they’ve been here so long. With no really major cold conditions in the immediate forecast the teal should hang around for a while longer and hopefully stay until the season ends. With the final few days staring hunters squarely in the eye now may be the time to make that hunt or try something different you have been putting off all season. Put standard decoy spreads and techniques aside and try something new like using fewer decoys. A simple spread of just a few decoys often will produce some amazing results, especially during the last weeks of the season when the birds get extremely skittish.

Going easy on the calling also helps out as well. Limit yourself to soft calls or whistles and leave the aggressive hail calls alone. Also think about not even calling at all when birds are headed towards your decoy spread, if they want in there leave them alone, no extra calling necessary. If the ducks pass you by then give them a call, that’s a much more natural presentation. As we count down the days until the season officially ends it’s hard to believe how fast it’s gone by. Every year is remembered for something and this one will certainly be no different. Hopefully the final days of the regular will help us to remember that this season was a good one. Take advantage of the final week because it will seem like a lifetime until teal season rolls back around.

Kaz’s Fearless Forecast JOE KAZMAR • FOR THE RECORD

NFL Conference Championship Games This Weekend AFC TENNESSEE TITANS (11-7) over KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (13-4)

Colburn “When Mother Nature quit throwing her fit I hired two youngsters to rake and pick up and I launched my boat,” said Leger. He came back to the camp only one time around noon to eat a bologna sandwich, pay the boys and dodge another round of rain. “It was perfect,” bragged Leger. “I stayed a little wet, but saw one other boat all day long and easily caught thirty bass up to seven pounds. Because the bass were so active I never slowed down and tried to target one big bass.” “I caught every fish in less than ten feet of water on a Sexy Shad crankbait or a 3/8ths ounce Strike King spinnerbait. A little standing timber helped, but you didn’t need grass to catch fish. I seemed to do a little better on small secondary points in dingier water.” It will be interesting to see how the remainder of the week goes for Leger as he had already invited his brotherin-law to fish the remainder of the week when we last talked! Not surprisingly, I received a number of texts and e-mails last week in regards to what to do should you choose to release a big bass, but would like a mount for the den. If you catch that coveted bass on Toledo Bend and it weighs over ten pounds you can earn a free mount by turning your fish in (alive) at one of the designated Toledo Bend Lake Association weigh stations. Cut the following numbers out and stick them in your wallet with your license as you never know when you or a friend will make the right cast. e weigh stations on the Louisiana side are Toledo Town and Tackle located at Hwy.191 and LA 6, ph. (318) 256-5613 and Buckeye Landing located on the lake just outside of Many, ph. (318) 586-4757. Texas locations are as follows: Fin and Feather Resort (409) 579-2056, Fairmont General Store (409) 579-9080, Keith’s Toledo Bend Tackle (409) 625-0181, Holly Park Mid-lake (409) 625-4424 and Huxley Bay Marina (409) 733-8193. Be advised that keeping your prize catch alive and in good health is a prerequisite for getting the free mount and that can be a challenge. I would forget about pictures altogether, handle her as little as possible with wet hands before getting her into a well oxygenated livewell and get her to the weigh station as quickly and safely as possible. Do not hold her up


From Page 1B by her bottom lip when handling her! I hope you will need that information in the near future. Even if you plan on simply releasing the fish, handle her as little as possible. e inclement weather and accompanying warmer days also benefitted area saltwater fishermen. e lake gave up some clarity to both the wind and runoff, but it didn’t seem to effect what has been a very consistent bite. Trout up to four pounds were caught on Skitterwalks and a chicken on a chain Assassin Monday morning. e three fishermen that gave me that report kept fourteen keeper trout wading on the

2:05 P.M. Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. (CBS)—If the Chiefs start off playing half as sloppy as they did against the Houston Texans Sunday, Tennessee’s defense won’t let them score enough points to come back like they did Sunday and Derrick Henry will take over the offensive portion of the game with his bull-like rushes. MY PROJECTED SCORE (SUPER UPSET)—Tennessee 26-Kansas City 21.

NFC SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (14-3) over GREEN BAY (14-3) 5:40 P.M. Sunday at Levi Stadium in Santa Clara, CA. (Fox)—Although the 49ers are an early seven-point favorite, you can never count out Aaron Rodgers running the Packers’ offense. Green Bay’s defense leaves a little to be desired, but it stopped Seattle Sunday when the chips were down. MY PROJECTED SCORE—San Francisco 38Green Bay 28.

First on the agenda at the January 13. 2020 Little Cypress-Mauriceville Board Meeting was the LCM High School Volleyball Team. The Lady Bears made school history by earning a spot in Regional Competition this year, the highest level any previous teams have reached. During the recognition portion of the meeting, Coach Rhonda Williams introduced the team and spoke of how proud she is of the work ethic of the girls and how dedicated they are to improving their skills. Several of the girls were also tagged for District 224A All-District. Setter of the year was a three-way tie between senior Caitlin Woods and players from Lumberton and Hardin Jefferson. Specialty player of the Year was Trinity Williams, Chelsea Perry was named to First Team All-District, Brielle Butler was named to Second Team All-District and Honorable Mentions went to Zoe Levens, Alyssa Ammons, Olivia Hogan and Payten Smith. Pictured, from left, Brianna Humble, Ariah Washington, Caitlin Woods, Alyssa Ammons, Olivia Hogan, Kodee Ferguson, Payten Smith, Chelsea Perry, Zoe Levens, Kylie Ford, Shannel Anderson, Coach Rhonda Williams; Front row--- Brielle Butler, Trinity Williams.


north end within a cast of the Intracoastal. At least two other groups did very well on a combination of bass and redfish on shallow running crankbaits. Darrell Sorrels said he and his brother easily caught limits of slot reds and caught and released good numbers of bass at every stop. “We don’t keep bass,” said Darrell, “but Chad released two fish easily over three pounds!” It came as no surprise that Sexy Shad was their most productive color as well. If you don’t have a clue as to what colors are hot, just read the tag on any empty pegs in Rambo’s Tackle!

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White Bean Chili with Beef Roast I love to make a beef roast, but I wanted to do something different with the leftover roast, not just keep serving it with potatoes and carrots, so I decided to use it with some white beans, also called navy beans. After I took my portion out which was not seasoned, I added lots of spices to the pot, making it into a chili for my husband.  Actually, I used an easy “fix.”  I used the California Gold Rush White Bean Chili Mix, bought on the aisle with Bisquick, flour, etc.   I purchased it at Kroger, but I imagine it is stocked at other stores.  e spices consisted of  dehydrated onion, sweet potatoes, red and green peppers, celery, and garlic; paprika, cayenne pepper, ground chili powder, salt, and ground pepper.  e email address for the recipe is , located in Gurnee, Illinois 60031,1.800.300.SOUP. However, this recipe also calls for 2 T. oil, 1 lb. ground turkey, 1 14-oz. jar artichoke hearts, and 6 cups chicken broth for the meat version.  e vegetarian version lists no meat, of course, but 1 large sweet potato, vegetable broth, and the spice packet in the abovenamed mixture.

Equipment needed: 1 large soup pot with lid 1 soup ladle 1 large spoon for stirring Colander for draining beans Measuring spoons Measuring cup Knife for cutting sweet potato Potato peeler (if needed)

Ingredients: 1 lb. dry white beans 8 cups water for soaking beans and, then, 8 cups water for boiling beans after draining 2 T. oil, such as olive oil, peanut oil, or vegetable oil 1 lb. fresh ground turkey or chicken OR 2 lbs. boneless, cut-up beef roast 2 small cans mushrooms, stems and pieces, drained (I used these instead of artichokes.) 1-14-oz. jar artichoke hearts, drained and quartered, or 1 box frozen artichokes OR 1 large sweet potato, peeled and diced (I did not add one, since I did not have one.) 6 cups beef, chicken or vegetable broth, depending upon meat or veggie only method used 1 pkg. California Gold Rush White Bean Chili Mix, 15 oz.

Directions: Rinse, drain, and pick over beans to find bad ones which must be tossed. Soak white beans in 8 cups water and soak 4 hours or overnight. For quick soak, boil for 10 minutes and let stand for 2 hours.  For either method, use large soup pot with lid. Use colander to drain beans and place back in large soup pot with 8 cups fresh water. Now, since this recipe is for Beef Roast Chili, I took my left-over cooked roast in beef broth  with canned mushrooms, (with beef cut in bite-sized pieces), and added all to soaked white beans.  After that cooked together (or, as they say on Food Network, “after the flavors  married”), then, the spice packet was added from California Gold Rush White Bean Chili Mix. If using ground turkey or chicken, saute ground meat in the oil in small skillet.  en, if using artichokes, add those little rascals, drained, at this time, OR add the sweet potato, peeled and cubed, if desired.  Now, add the meat and veggie mixture to the drained and softened white  beans with broth.  Finally add the spice packet or add the spices listed below.   If you are not buying the chili mix, then add the following, in approximated measures: 2 Tbsp. chopped dehydrated onions, 2 Tbsp. dehydrated bell pepper flakes, 1 tsp. celery salt, 1 Tbsp. garlic powder, 2 Tbsp. ground paprika, 1 tsp. ground cayenne pepper (if desired), 4 Tbsp. ground chili powder, 2 tsp. salt, and 2 tsp. ground pepper. Add all to mixture of beans and meat, stir, cover, and cook on low to medium low.

Continue to cook the chili with meat of preference on low, covered some of time, stirring often, and do not be afraid to sample a bite every so often, just to make certain the tastes are those you desire. All I ask is that you don’t sample with the same spoon with which you are stirring. My parents reared me to have no double dipping in anything, ever, due to germs! Sorry, I had to get on my soapbox because my mama in Heaven would be upset with me if I did not say so.

Danish rock act Volbeat announced its spring tour this week and has scheduled an appearance in Southeast Texas for April 11 at Ford Park Arena in Beaumont. Photo by Tommy Mann Jr.

Hard rock acts set Beaumont date By Tommy Mann Jr. e Record

Danish hard rock act Volbeat is headed to Southeast Texas this spring. Volbeat, along with special guests Clutch and e Picturebooks, will be performing at Ford Park Arena in Beaumont on Saturday, April 11. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m., Friday, Jan. 17, at all Ticketmaster outlets and online at Ticket prices were not immediately available. Volbeat, which formed in

2001 in Copenhagen, is touring in support of its August 2019 release, “Rewind, Replay, Rebound.” e album peaked at number one on the Billboard Top 200 albums chart, but it reached number one in four European countries. e band is comprised of Michael Poulson, vocals and guitar; Kaspar Boye Larsen, bass; Jon Larsen, drums; and Rob Caggiano, guitar. e Maryland-based rock act Clutch is touring in support of its 12th album, the

IRA number on the check. Should you make your contribution electronically, double-check that these details are communicated. How much can you put into an IRA this year? You can contribute up to $6,000 to a Roth or traditional IRA for the 2020 tax year; $7,000, if you will be 50 or older this year. (e same applies for the 2019 tax year). Should you make an IRA contribution exceeding these limits, you have until the following April 15 to correct the contribution with the help of an I.R.S. form. If you don’t, the amount of the excess contribution will be taxed at 6% each year the correction is avoided.1,4 e maximum contribution to a Roth IRA may be reduced because of Modified Adjusted Gross Income phaseouts, which kick in as follows.

2019 Tax Year4 Single/head of household: $122,000 - $137,000 Married filing jointly: $193,000 - $203,000

September 2018 release, “Book of Bad Decisions,” and has performed in Southeast Texas twice previously at venues in the Crockett Street Entertainment District in downtown Beaumont. e Picturebooks will be opening the show as the duo supports its forthcoming album, “e Hands of Time,” which is due to drop on March 8 via Century Media. Visit for more information on this and other events at the entertainment complex.

From Page 2B 2020 Tax Year5 Single/head of household: $124,000 - $139,000 Married filing jointly: $196,000 - $206,000 e I.R.S. has other rules for other income brackets. If your MAGI falls within the applicable phase-out range, you may be eligible to make a partial contribution.3 A last-chance RMD deadline rolls around on April 1. If you turned 70½ in 2019, the I.R.S. has two ways for you to take your first RMD: you could a) take your first Required Minimum Distribution from your traditional IRA before December 31, 2019 or b) postpone it until as late as April 1, 2020.6 If you chose b), you will have to take two RMDs next year – one by April 1, 2020 and another by December 31, 2020. For subsequent years, your annual RMD deadline will be December 31. e investment firm that is the custodian of hosting your IRA should have already notified you of this consequence as well as the


RMD amount(s) – in fact, they have probably calculated the RMD(s) for you.6 Citations. 1 - [11/08/2019] 2 - [12/04/2019] 3 - -contribution-limits [12/04/2019] 4 - [11/18/2019] 5 - ontributions-that-you-canmake-for-2020 [11/08/2019] 6 - uired-minimum-distributions-rmds [10/25/2019]

Ian James may be reached at (409)792-0179 or by e mail

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Texas A&M AgriLife Extension classes

Pictured left to right: Candi Patterson (Counselor), Gunner Jones, Jocelynn Myrick, Christy Khoury (Ambassador), Zach Quinn (Principal), Crissa Bonnin (Counselor), Shaun McAlpin (Assistant Superintendent). Photo courtesy of the Bridge City Chamber of Commerce

Myrick named Orangefield HS Student of Month for January e Bridge City Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the January Student of the Month for Orangefield High School is Jocelynn Myrick. Jocelynn was presented her certificate and gift bag by Ambassador, Christy Khoury, Orange County Treasurer, at the January coffee hosted by Orangefield ISD. She received gift certificates and gifts from: COS Printing, Wellspring Credit Union, Tiger Rock Martial Arts of Bridge City, Sabine Federal Credit Union, Neches Federal Credit Union, Bridge City Walmart, Bridge City Bank, 5Point Credit Union and Candace Mulhollan RE/MAX ONE. Jocelynn is the daughter of Bret and Michelle Myrick. She is ranked 67 of 120 with a GPA of 3.5. Mrs. Greenwood, Drill Team Director, said, “Jocelynn has been the captain of the drill team for two years and has done an amazing job. She is an extremely talented and intelligent young lady, which makes her stand out among her peers. Her leadership skills have led her team to many awards and will take her far in her future endeavors. Congratulations, Jocelynn!” Mrs. Patterson, Assistant Drill Team Director, Counselor, said, “Jocelynn is an amazing young lady that I

have watched grow up. She was a sassy little dancer that could light up the stage. Now as a young adult I watch her not only light up the stage when she performs but also light up the lives of the people she meets. Her joy and enthusiasm for life is contagious. I am so proud of her and I can not wait to see what lies ahead. Congratulations and thank you for choosing to serve our country.” Mrs. Marshal, Elementary Teacher, said, “I can not say enough about Jocelyn. She is a hard worker, dedicated, brilliant and so sweet! She is such a joy to have in my classroom!” Mrs. Spears, Family Consumer Science, said, “Jocelynn Myrick is an outstanding student!! She has been an asset to my Family and Consumer Science department for the past 4 years and is currently Ready, Set, Teach intern in a 2nd grade classroom. Jocelynn is a true leader and born to stand out. She is responsible, determined and always goes above and beyond. wish her the best but will miss her immensely.” After graduation, Jocelynn plans to join the United States Air Force. While in the military she hopes to earn an Associates of Applied Science Degree.

e Texas A&M AgriLife Extension of Orange County is having upcoming classes starting on January 25th. January 25: Bee Hive Building Class: is is a free class that will be from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm.  e topics will include: What woodware is best for you? How to assemble your boxes and frames.  General question. Please RSVP by January 22nd.  February 4:  Food Handler’s Training class:  is class is recommended for all food service employees to help promote the service of safe food.  It will be held from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and will cost $20. February 8:  Home & Body Essentials DIY Class:  In this class you will be making homemade soap and some other DIY home essentials.  is will be held from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm and will cost $25 per person.  Please RSVP and pay before January 31st. Class size is limited. February 10-11:  Certified Food Manager’s Two Day Course with Test: Classes are held from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm.  is course costs $125.  Registration Deadline is January 28th.  You may register by downloading the form at  You will send your form and payment to Texas A&M

to the address that is on the form. February 27: Jam & Jelly Making Class. Come and learn how to can Jam and Jelly. You will get to take home your own jar after the class.  is class will start at 2:00 pm and costs $20.  Please register and pay by Feb. 21.  March 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31:  Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes:  e is a free 5 class series that will be from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Join us in learning how to prevent type 2 diabetes, eat healthy, and much more to control your diabetes.  Please try to attend all classes in the series to get the full benefit of the series. March 28:  Cooking Class for Adults with Rocky:    is class will be taught by Orange County Sheriff ’s Deputy Rocky Bridges.  You will be preparing a 3 course meal,  have fun while cooking healthy recipes, and there will be door prizes.  Class and reserve your spot as the class size is limited.  e cost of the class is $25 per person and must by paid by March 20th.  All classes will be held at the Extension office at the Orange County Convention and Expo Center on FM 1442.  Call the office at 409-882-7010 to RSVP unless otherwise stated.

Over the weekend, the OJH boys basketball competed in the SETX OpenCourts tournament. It was a successful tournament for the 8th grade boys taking home the 1st place trophy! Leading the way for the Bobcats receiving all tournament honors were Kane Smith, Caleb Fregia, and Zane Wrinkle.

Another new member for Orange AAUW (American Association of University Women) is Beth Holmes of Orange, left. Her good friend, Rosie Hurst of Orange and AAUW member, right, congratulates Holmes on her membership. Other new AAUW members include Katie Berry, Marcia Brown, Illianay Espritusanto, Jennifer Fleming, and Krispen Walker, all of Orange, and Karen Johnson of Bridge City. This makes a total of seven new members in the group's 70th year in Orange, forming in 1949.

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God raises up authorities, and takes them down shall receive to themselves damnation. 3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? Do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same: 4 For he is the minister of God to

ist. We loved our family and loved our neighbors, otherwise all of those authorities, beginning with Mom and Dad, would be rounding me up for a serious conclusion to my disrespect. Then at 19 years of age I

“God’s Word is clear, those in authority of nations and communities in leadership and who police our daily lives are placed there and facilitated by the power of God.”

Charles Empey

Charles Empey Columnist For The Record God’s Word is clear…those in authority of nations and communities in leadership and who police our daily lives are placed there and facilitated by the power of God. Proverbs 8:15-16 “By me kings reign, and princes decree justice. 16 By me princes rule, and nobles, even all the judges of the earth.” Rom. 13:1-4 “Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. 2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God; and they that resist

thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doth evil.” My parents raised me to respect authority going from their authority over me unto school authorities and law enforcement authorities and to honor our military and have respect for our federal government leaders from the President all the way down to our local leaders of government. Just for the record, they taught me to respect the other person’s rights and right to ex-

came to Christ and now was able to have clear understanding of the Word of God. That is when I was introduced to why I was raised to have such respect. It was God’s law… God’s will…and it is the kind of living that keeps peace on earth and that everywhere it was not heeded, that society came unraveled. Nations come apart, homes come apart and every other kind of relationship comes apart when improper recognition of the authorities God has raised up are not heeded. Their job is to lead us in righteous living and to enforce it in our lives. That is where

“yes sir” and “no sir” came into play. If not, that is where paddling and restricted spaces came into play. You know, standing or sitting in the corner for a couple hours or made to stay in my room or staying in my yard. My privileges were suddenly restricted. Our homes have strayed from the rule of the law, the Biblical way, of how to raise children through the generations, and we have arrived in a society of such neglect that has little or no respect for the authorities that be, the authorities God has put in place. This lack of authority in the home and disrespect for it has developed disrespect for all other authorities. Our homes, cities, states and nation are coming unraveled, and if we don’t establish our walk to obey authority, beginning with the Almighty God who put those authorities in place, we will come completely apart as a nation and there will never be a President or any other authority who can do anything about it. It will be anarchy. Have watched the news lately? Charles Empey is the Interim Pastor of Cove Baptist Church, Orange, TX.

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

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

Winfree Baptist Church 19525 Hwy 62 S • 409-735-7181 Jon Brinlee, Pastor



Sunday School for all ages - 9:15 am Morning Worship - 10:30 am Evening Worship - 6:00 pm Mid-Week Service - 6:00 pm Children & Youth Activities - 6:00 pm

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St. Paul United Methodist Church

The Tabernacle

First United Methodist Church Orange 502 Sixth Street 886-7466

3212 Concord Drive Orange Tx 77630 Pastor Carol Lee Sunday Worship 10AM Friday Bible Teaching 6PM

9:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship in the Family Life Center 11:00 a.m. Service - Traditional Worship in the Slade Chapel Sunday School For All Ages 10:00 a.m.

Sunday Morning Traditional Worship: 8:30 a.m., Sunday school 9:30 a.m., Praise Worship 10:45 a.m. (Nursery provided) Wednesday SPICE 5:30 p.m. Includes meal, bible studies, children and youth activities. (Nursery provided). Rev. Mark Bunch Email:


West Orange Christian Church


“Full Gospel Church”

Pastor: Rev. Lani Rousseau Director of Music and Fine Arts: Caroline Dennis


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

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

Cove Baptist Church 1005 Dupont St. • Orange

Sunday: Life Groups 9:15 AM / Worship 10:30 AM Sunday Evening: 5 PM Wednesday Evening 6 PM / Wed. Youth Meeting 6 PM Charles Empey - Interim Pastor We Love You And God Loves You.

200 W. Roundbunch 735-3581

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

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH ORANGEFIELD 9788 F.M. 105 Orangefield 409.735.3113 Sun: Bible Study 9:30 a.m., Worship Service 10:30 a.m., Wednesday evening services: Youth and Children 6:00 p.m., Praise and Prayer 6:00 p.m., Pastor Cody Hogden Email: / Website:

Colony Baptist Church

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

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

“Our church family welcomes you!”

In His Steps

Not Your Average Church 2656B Mac Arthur Dr. • Orange • 409-221-2431 Saturday (Sabbath Day): 10:00 am Bible Class 11:00 am Worship / 6 pm Worship Tuesday: 7:00 pm Open Bible Study PASTOR: STEVE NEAL “We are here for lost souls, not noses and nickles.”

PASTOR SAM ROE Music Director: Tim McCarver Sunday School: 9:30 am Sunday Service: 10:30 am / Sunday Evening: 6 pm Wednesday Bible Study: 6 pm

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

Orange First Church of the Nazarene 3810 MLK Drive, Orange

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


First Christian Church Disciples of Christ

Church of God in Christ 2800 Bob Hall Road • Orange • 886-4366

611 N. 9th St. • Orange

Pastor: Ernest B Lindsey

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

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

Intercessory Prayer Daily 9:00 a.m.

Faith United Methodist Church

8608 MLK• Orange • 886-1291

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

Pastor: Keith Tilley Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m. Nursery Provided. (

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




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FOR RENT For Rent at #15 Circle P, a 3 Bedroom, 2 bath w/ den & large living room. Please call 409670-6166 For Sale By Owner: 3 BR, 2 Bath, newly remodeled, 1450 SQ FT. located @ 175 W.Darby St. in Bridge City. $148,000 Call 409-963-5594 for more info. For Rent: 1 or 2 Bedroom Homes For Rent in the Orange / LCM Areas. For More info call 409-330-1641 or 409-988-9336 (2/5)

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The Lloyd Grubbs American Legion Post #49 located at 108 Green Avenue in Orange, meets on the second Saturday of each month at 2 p.m., please join us. The Dementia Care Givers Support Group meets at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Canticle Building, 4300 Meeks Drive in Orange. The second Wednesday morning of every month at 10:00 am and also on the second Thursday evening of every month at 6:30 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend. Weekly AA/NA meeting at Cove Baptist Church at 1005 Dupont Dr., Orange every Tuesday at 7:00 PM. Enter S.S. Room on East side of building. Call us at 409883-4155 between 9 am and 4 pm. Leave a message if no answer and we will call you back. Al-Anon can help if someone close to you has a drinking problem. Al-Anon meets Sundays & Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m., North Orange Baptist Church, 4775 N. 16th St. (Rear), Orange, TX 77632. Call 4742171 or 988-2311 for more info. Calls are kept Confidential.


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Bridge City AlAnon meetings are held on Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. in the Library at St. Henry’s Catholic Church Education building, located at 475 W. Roundbunch Road, Bridge City. For more information, please contact Cindy at 409-7499036 or Mike at 409-718-0333. Seek & Find Resale Shop is open on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Our proceeds help fund our music programs at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Please come and see us at 985 W. Roundbunch Road, next to Happy Donuts.

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

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of LEOTHUS JONES, Deceased, were issued on January 6, 2020, in Cause No. P18572, pending in the County Court at Law of Orange County, Texas, Probate Division to: RUSSELL BOTTLEY. 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:

James R. Dunaway Attorney at Law P.O. Box 100 Orange, TX 77631-0100


Dated the 9TH day of January, 2020.

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Why a Personalized Diet Can Help You Achieve Better Results termining the combination of fats, carbohydrates and protein that will provide the best results for a given individual. The other is the variability of results associated with a single diet -- the idea that if two people start the same diet at the same time, their results could be drastically different. On top of that, consumer research shows that people overwhelmingly prefer personalized experiences. Sixty percent of consumers agree that personalization is essential to weight loss and overall wellness. Here’s what to know about why personalized diets are becoming so popular and how to find the right diet for you: The Importance of Body Type The places your body stores excess fat may be the single greatest predictor of health outcomes. This is the concept behind Nutrisystem’s assessment of the four most common body types: “Apple,” “Pear,” “Hourglass” and “Rectangle.”

(StatePoint) From custom-designed sneakers to tailor-made sunglasses, the trend of personalization is going head-to-toe, and for good reason, making its way to the world of weight loss and wellness.

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