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The       Record

Vol. 60 No. 11

Distributed FREE To The Citizens of Bridge City and Orangefield

Week of Wednesday, August 14, 2019

County leaders tackle terror drill together The exercise was the third and last tabletop drill put on by the Southeast Texas Regional Planning Commission’s Criminal Justice and Homeland Security Division. In 2017, SETRPC, one of 19

councils of government in Texas, was one of 141 applicants across the nation and one of only 26 to be awarded a $1 million Department of Homeland Security/FEMA Grant to develop a Unified

Regional Response to a Complex Coordinated Terrorist Attack. The grant runs for three years and will culminate next year with an area-wide, full-scale exercise.

The first two tabletop drills were focused on law enforcement and emergency medical managers. SETRPC covers the area of TERROR DRILL Page 3A

BC couple plans grand for “High Tides” Dave Rogers

For The Record

John Tarver, Orange County Chief Sheriff’s Deputy, makes a point to other Orange County leaders as they take part in a tabletop terrorism attack drill Thursday, Aug. 8 in Beaumont. RECORD PHOTO: Dave Rogers

Dave Rogers

For The Record

All hell was breaking loose. The worst you could think of – and a lot you’d never think of -- was raining down or blowing up. It was like the old TV show “24” on steroids. But Orange County leaders kept their cool as they dealt with one possible terrorism scenario after another at last week’s Complex

Coordinated Terrorist Attack Executive Leadership Tabletop Drill and the Beaumont Emergency Operations Center. “It’s just a sad state of affairs that we have to train like this for situations like this,” John Tarver, Orange County’s Chief Sheriff’s Deputy, said as he left the three-hour exercise. “But I’d rather be trained and have plans for action, than not have any plans at all.”

Pastor Keith Royal to shepherd Firs Baptist Church.

First Baptist BC names Royal as new minister Penny Leleux For The Record

Pastor Keith Royal was recently named as First Baptist Bridge City’s new minister after serving as their interim minister since April. “I feel the Lord led me to stay,” he said in a phone interview. He came out of retirement to take the position, having previously served as pastor

of Winfree Baptist Church from 1995-2016. “I believe Bridge City needs a strong First Baptist Church.” He said his goal is to “be the church God wants us to be in Bridge City.” Royal has been married to his wife Cheryl for 29 years and has three adult children: son Kelly Royal, 28; daughter Jordan Haynes, 26; and son FBC NAMES Page 3A

Dockside dining and drinks are coming to Cow Bayou. Bridge City developer Wesley Dishon and his wife Ronda are building the fish and fill-up place to be on the water at the intersection of U.S. 87 and Cow Bayou, just across the swing bridge. “There’s only a couple of places to go for drinks and dining on the water between Lake Charles and Houston,” Wesley Dishon said. “We’ll be the only one with fuel.” High Tides restaurant will feature 3,500 square feet of air-conditioned space and 10,000 square feet under a roof, Dishon said, and the goal is to open up for New Year’s with live music and fireworks. Like the Wheelhouse in Port Neches, High Tides will have 8-foot garage doors it can open when the time is right. But unlike the Wheelhouse and other eateries overlooking the water, High Tides will be easily accessed from the water. Plans call for 21 boat slips, jet docks for SeaDoos and non-ethanol fuel. “The fuel dock will be right on Cow Bayou, so boats can pull right up into it,” Dishon said. The developer of Dishon Plantation off East Roundbunch Road is a licensed surveyor with an eye for what could be. He turned his East Roundbunch property into an address of choice for sailors and fishermen by digging canals from the homes’ backyards reaching into the bayou and beyond. In keeping with that theme, Dishon just opened up a housing subdivision on Lake Sam Rayburn. At his restaurant, Dishon plans to serve sandwiches

Developers Ronda and Wesley Dishon join framer Roberto Garcia to talk about the progress on the Dishon’s in-progress “High Tides” restaurant-bar-fuel stop on Cow Bayou below the Highway 87 swing bridge. RECORD PHOTOS: Lawrence Trimm

Workmen frame the second story of the “High Tides” restaurant being built by Bridge City’s Wesley and Ronda Dishon at the intersection of Texas 87 and Cow Bayou. RECORD PHOT: Lawrence Trimm

until 4 p.m. At that time, a dinner menu will feature Dungeness crab, snow crab, crawfish in season and Royal Red Shrimp, a deepwater catch from Mobile Bay in Alabama. “They’re phenomenal,” Dishon said, adding he knows of only one location

between here and Galveston that serves them. “They are big and sweet.” The menu, Wesley Dishon said, “is only seven items and drinks.” He plans a full-service bar featuring beer, liquor and wine. It will be a membership club, he explained.

After building homes for about 20 years, Wesley Dishon said he decided to venture into something new. “I thought I’d try this restaurant business,” he said. “If it wasn’t on the water, I wouldn’t be interested. But HIGH TIDES Page 3A

Orange County wins at annual Beaumont Film Fest Larry Johnson For The Record

Film and Short Screenplay while also claiming 2nd and 3rd place in the 48 Hour Film Race. This was the first year Boomtown Film and Music Festival organization teamed up with the city of Beaumont. The name was changed to BMT Film Fest and classic foreign films were shown all week along with festival selections. Saturday the 48 Hour Film Race submissions were screened and the awards ceremony was held. There were over 200 submissions to the festival this year from all over the world. This is only the second year they have had a faith

Roy Mazzagate III won the Faith Based Film category for his short film “Waiting for You” at BMT Film Fest Saturday.

Penny LeLeux of Orangefield won the short screenplay category at BMT Film Fest Saturday. Pictured with her are nephews Hayden George (l) and Parker George (r).


based category. Roy Mazzagate III’s film, “Waiting For You,” was a project he said the Lord gave him. “It’s a healing film for families who have suffered preborn or newborn infancy loss such as miscarriages, stillbirths, SIDS or other neonatal passings where the family never had the chance to have any kind of relationship with the child,” said Mazzagate. “The premise of the film is that child, in heaven, talking to the parent.” Mazzagate has been making films for 10 years. “I’m very humbled that this was [“Waiting for You”]’s 13th award in 22 officially selected festivals, nationally LOCALS WIN Page 3A


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Orange County non-profits can apply for hotel/motel tax funds Staff Report For The Record

The Orange County Hotel/ Motel Tax committee has released applications for nonprofit entities within Orange County to apply for a portion of the County’s Hotel/Motel Tax funds. Any 501(C) organization in Orange County that attracts visitors to Orange County Texas can make application to the committee.

There are a number of restrictions by state law as to how the funds can be utilized. Funds must be used in a manner that encourages overnight visitors to Orange County, And expenditures must fall within one of the following categories. 1. Convention Centers and Visitor Information Centers 2. Registration of Convention Delegates 3. Advertising, Solicita-

tions and Promotions that Directly Promote Tourism and the Hotel and Convention Industry 4. Promotions of the Arts that Directly Promote Tourism and the Hotel and Convention Industry 5. Historical Restoration and Preservation Activities that Directly Promote Tourism and the Hotel and Convention Industry 6. Sporting Event Expenses

that Substantially Increase Economic Activity at Hotels 7. Certain Portions of Sporting Facilities 8. Shuttle Services for Convention Activities The application and guidelines are available on the Orange County Economic Development Corporation’s website at Applications will be accepted through September 9, 2019 at 5:00pm.

Applied funds must be for activities occurring October 1, 2019 through September 30, 2020. The Hotel/Motel Tax Committee will review the applications and hold a public hearing in October. An open meetings notification will be published. Those submitting applications will be notified directly. The committee will make recommendations to the Orange Coun-

ty Commissioner’s Court for expenditure of the funds, which will be disbursed through a post-event reimbursement evaluation once all supporting documentation has been received. Applications may be submitted via email to or delivered by mail or in person to 123 S. 6th Street, Orange, Texas 77630, Attention: Jessica Hill.

Texans get ready for beer to go and booze delivery Sept. 1 Lara Korte The Texas Tribune

Starting Sept. 1, Texans will be able to leave brewery taprooms with a case of their favorite craft beer, and order wine and beer for delivery, thanks to two laws passed by the Legislature this year. Brewers and beer lovers around the state fought for beer to go, saying it will boost business and drive tourism to Texas. “It’s going to be a really cool opportunity to showcase our ability in a different light,” said Rachael Hackathorn, taproom manager at the Austin-based Zilker Brewing Co. “For an out-oftown guest to take our beer back home with them and share it with their friends, that’s really what beer culture is about.” Texas beer sales run on a system of three tiers: manufacturers who make the product, distributors who take it to market and retailers who sell it to customers. In the past, some beer distributors were opposed to beer to go, saying it would interrupt the state’s beer market and that Texas should continue its strict separation of the three tiers. The rationale behind the system is that it prevents anyone in one tier from controlling any of the activities of the other two tiers. But this year, the distributors and brewers came to an agreement to allow brewers more access to the retail tier. “Quite frankly, we were just tired of all the negative publicity and people not understanding the nuances of the three-tiered system,” said Rick Donley, president of the Beer Alliance of Texas, an organization that represents distributors. “That’s the reason we agreed to a very limited amount of beer to be sold per customer per craft brewer.” Sen. Dawn Buckingham, who authored the legislation, said although it was first met with some “significant opposition” from the distribution and retail tiers, she was hap-

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed new laws that will allow breweries to sell beer to go out of their taprooms, and allow food and wine retailers to deliver beer or wine directly to customers. The new laws go into effect Sept. 1.

py to see the parties eventually come to an agreement. “Beer to go was kind of the perfect example of the little guys being overrun by the process,” said Buckingham, a Lakeway Republican. “It seemed a little crazy that Texas would be the only state where you can’t go to a brewery and bring home a little bit of beer.” Josh Hare, chairman of the Texas Craft Brewers Guild, praised craft beer enthusiasts for their role in changing the law. “Our guild has gotten really active from a grassroots level, both through the political action committee, as well as just really beefing up our efforts to educate beer drinkers to what’s going on in the industry,” Hare said. “I think we’ve set a really cool example of how a grassroots effort of business owners and consumers together can effect change legislatively.” Beer to go is part of a larger bill, House Bill 1545, which the Legislature passed in order to keep the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission functioning for another dozen years. For some longtime fans of craft beer,

the change couldn’t come soon enough. “There are beers I’ve found where I’m like, ‘Damn, I wish I could bring this home,’ but you can’t,” said Jamison Gilveli, an Austin resident who spoke to The Texas Tribune on a recent afternoon while enjoying a pint of Honey Blonde beer at Zilker’s taproom. “There’s no question, if you find a beer that you really like and it happens to be a microbrewery, then you’re definitely excited about it because you get to bring it home.” Texas is one of many states experiencing the effects of a craft beer boom. In the past eight years, the number of craft breweries in the state has grown from 59 to 283,

according to the National Brewers Association. While Texas ranks 11th among the states for total number of breweries, it ranks 46th in the number of breweries per capita — 1.4 breweries per 100,000 drinkingage adults. Brewers say the new beerto-go law will be another reason for tourists to visit Texas. “Most people who don’t live in Texas don’t get Texas beer,” said Charles Vallhonrat, executive director of the Texas Craft Brewers Guild. “Now they can take it home with them to tell their friends and neighbors, so when they come to Texas, they’re looking for that beer as well.” Under current Texas law, patrons can take home a bottle of wine from a winery or spirits from a distillery, but not beer from a brewery. It’s been particularly frustrating for organizations like Treaty Oak Distilling, which manufactures all three. Jason Stein, Treaty Oak’s head brewer, said the company is excited about the change. “On a Saturday afternoon, I can send people home with two bottles of bourbon and a case of wine, but not a single can of beer,” Stein said. “If people can bring some home, share it with friends, take it to other cities, other states, let people know what we’re doing here, that’ll just entice people to come back out and see everything that we have to offer out here.” JP Urabazzo is vice president of the Beer Alliance of Texas. Although the beer-togo law works outside the long-defended three-tier market, Urabazzo said, he

still believes the legislation will be a success. “It’s something that the Legislature had plotted and allowed for those craft brewers who are kind of needing a runway to get to market,” Urabazzo said. Another new perk for alcohol aficionados starting this fall: beer and wine delivery. In June, Gov. Greg Abbott signed House Bill 1232, which allows Texas’ 10,000 beer and wine retailers to deliver the goods right to cus-

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tomers’ doors. The governor signed the law in a video on Twitter, telling Texans to “enjoy responsibly.” Under the new law, those with beer and wine retailer’s licenses, which includes many restaurants, cafes and coffee shops, will be able to apply for permits to deliver wine and beer themselves or contract through a digital delivery service like Instacart or Amazon.

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High Tides on Cow Bayou

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Jet Ski racing roils Sabine River Staff Report For The Record

Ronda and Wesley Dishon are seen at the construction site of the future ‘High Tides’ located at the Cow Bayou Swing Bridge. RECORD PHOTO: Lawrence Trimm

everybody likes to hang out and listen to live music and have a few drinks.” Dishon said he bought the property, just west of the Knife River concrete plant, about six months ago and began construction on the

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bulkhead and pilings two months ago. He elevated the land four feet before beginning his two-story construction two weeks ago. “If the weather stays right, we’ll have it roofed and sided in two weeks,” he said.

A few months for Ronda’s decorating and final touches and voila! “This is something Bridge City has needed for a long time,” Dishon said. “Who’d ever guess it would be me taking a chance on it.”

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Jefferson, Orange and Hardin Counties. All three county judges took part in the Aug. 8 exercise, as did mayors of most cities and their emergency management coordinators and many of their first responders. Orange County was represented by County Judge John Gothia, County Commissioners Johnny Trahan and Kirk Roccaforte, Emergency Management Coordinator Joel Ardoin and Tarver. Robert Crane, operations supervisor for Acadian Ambulance Service, was part of the team. Mayors David Rutledge of Bridge City and Pete Runnels of Pinehurst were there, along with Police Chiefs Rod Carroll of Vidor, Fred Hanauer of Pinehurst, Emergency Management Director Lee Anne Brown of Orange

and Bridge City ISD Police Chief Steve Brinson. Another dozen or so Orange County public safety officials took part, as well. Each county was assigned a group table and others were set aside for the biggest cities, Beaumont and Port Arthur. Kevin Clement of the University of Houston ran the drill and read from a timeline a list of well-coordinated terrorist attacks that dealt death, destruction and mass chaos equally across the three countries. The leaders worked together to address the makebelieve worst-case scenarios that Clement described and prepare to guard against others. “This is the first one [terrorism drill] I’ve attended, but it’s very similar to what

Locals win Film Fest and internationally.” Mazzagate said he pondered on the subject and what he wanted it to look like for about a year before doing anything. “I wrote the script in about a day,” he said. “I let a few mothers who had experienced this type of tragedy, including my wife, read it. They all gave it their blessing. I was excited to have my daughter play the key role and do the voiceover. She was equally as honored to be the voice and represent all of the babies that have passed on, including her sibling.” Mazzagate said they filmed it in about four hours in two locations, Claiborne Park and an empty field in Little Cypress. “I edited it and had it completed in a couple of days.” Since he does film as a ministry he said he doesn’t like to force anything. “So whatever is next, I’ll wait on the Lord to provide that.” Orangefield’s Penny LeLeux took home the award for short screenplay for “Life with Bill: Waiting on Cahill” This is LeLeux’s first script that was written as part of a challenge last year. “It is about the struggles and amusements of living with my brother-in-law Bill, who was born with Down’s syndrome and is 60 years old,” said LeLeux. “We also live on a family compound surrounded by family members. Just like a rose bush, it has great beauty, but it can also get pretty thorny at times. Needless to say, it’s a dramedy.” It started as a short film screenplay, but with 16 years to draw on, she is working to convert it to a pilot for a potential series. LeLeux starts shooting a film for a different script, “Shhh,” later this week, hoping to showcase local talent, locations and songwriters.

we do for storms,” said Gothia, who was a first-year commissioner when Hurricane Harvey hit in Southeast Texas in 2017. “This is similar to Harvey in that all the counties and communities were in the same situation, and we couldn’t get help from our neighbors. We had to reach outside Southeast Texas for resources.” Organizers of the drill were not looking for publicity but for teamwork. Handouts given the leaders were taken up at the end of the drill and shredded. No one wanted to give anybody any ideas. “This is too much,” Clement said, “but this is what happens in a complex coordinated terroristic attack.”

Orange Boat Ramp and the Sabine River will play host to Rumble on the River, a high energy Jet Ski racing event, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 17-18. Admission is free for the family-friendly event. The Orange Convention & Visitors Bureau is hosting the event in collaboration with Pro Watercross. Action begins at 10 a.m. daily. The event is also known as the Shaun Compton Memorial Race. Compton, a resident of Carthage, Texas, was event director for TXH2O Racing and died suddenly March 1 while setting up for a race in Orlando, Fla. In an effort to promote tourism, this event will include an estimated 50 to 75 racers from Texas, Florida, Alabama, Oklahoma, Mississippi and Georgia. Concessions and kids’ activities will be available on site for those of all ages to

enjoy. Spectators are encouraged to bring their own seating. Please note, no dogs or other pets will be allowed at the City of Orange Boat Ramp.

FBC names Royal Tanner Royal, 24. The church plans to have a Pumpkin Patch this year opening Oct. 1 and running through Oct. 31. “Families can come take pictures and buy pumpkins,” said Royal. Times for the Pumpkin

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Patch will be 10:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. weekdays and Sundays noon-7:30 p.m. Royal would like to invite the community to come worship with them on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. Sunday school is at 9:15 a.m. Bible

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Travis Myers of Orange was featured in a Record article a couple of weeks ago. He was one of the filmmakers on the 48 Hour Film Race team “Make Films Great Again.” Their team took 2nd place for their entry, “Flat Out Wrong,” a spoof on a Flat Earth Society documentary. Multiple members of that team are from Orange. Seth Sonnier of Mauriceville headed up team “Mean Girls” which took 3rd place

Coolers are welcome. For additional information, please contact the Orange Convention & Visitors Bureau at 409-883-1011, 409-883-1010 or online at

for their entry “The Bad, the Worse, and the Grotesque” a western comedy. “This was Seth’s first time to start and finish a script and take to production and well it was a 48 hour race so I’m pretty proud of the dude,” said Seth’s wife Heather on Facebook. “I’m just happy that Seth is doing what he loves. Glad to ride along on this new journey.”


study is at 5:30 p.m. Sundays and 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. First Baptist Church Bridge City is located at 200 W. Roundbunch.

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From The Creaux’s Nest ANOTHER WEEK—A LITTLE OLDER Well, as I sit here wondering what I will write about, I think about the Jeffery Epstein death. Some folks are claiming he robbed them of closure. How much more closure can there be than a man killing himself over his misdeeds. Oh well, that’s a whole other story. I’m sure some ladies are entitled to compensation but Attorney Lisa Bloom and her mom, Gloria Alred are worried about missing a big payday. Other lawyers will find clients coming out of the walls. It won’t soon be settled but in the meantime it will be like buzzards swarming. It will also be interesting to watch the game Trump’s mouthpiece AG William Barr plays. Who they let slide and who they go after. *****I’ve got to move on. Come along I promise it won’t do you no harm.

SCARAMUCCI CALLS FOR TRUMP REPLACEMENT Longtime New York friend of Donald J. Trump, Anthony Scaramucci, has had to come to the parting of the way. Scaramucci said on Monday, “Trump is giving people a license to hate.” He called on Republicans to consider replacing him on the top of the ticket next year. How are we all tolerating this, the rhetoric is so charged and so divisive that Republicans have to just take a step back now and say, “What are we doing, actually.” Last week Scaramucci said Trump’s visit to Dayton and El Paso was a total catastrophe. He was more focused on promoting himself than helping victims of violence. Trump was criticized for smiling and giving two thumbs up while his wife held a baby whose parents had both been killed. Scaramucci said he and Trump had been friends but he has changed. He will turn on me, he will turn on you and he will turn against the country. He predicted there could be a groundswell of other Republicans speaking out publicly about Trump. Reasonable minded people in the Party will say, “Wait a minute, we can’t do this.” Going back to the beginning, Trump began his White House bid by calling Mexicans drug dealers and rapists. He has spoken of illegal immigration in Texas as an infestation and invasion. Trump has utterly failed in a president’s traditional role of uniting the country. His tenure has been one long attack on Muslins, immigrants, women of color and Latinos. He strokes racial fears and division. In a manifesto posted online, the 22-year-old, who killed 22 in El Paso, quoted Trump and warned against “Hispanic invasion in Texas.” Attorney Raul A. Reyes says Trump’s presidency is stained by his xenophobia and racism. Everyday the President acts more like a child. A barrage of statements from around the country has condemned him for re-tweeting a conspiracy theory about Epstein’s death, linking former United States President Bill Clinton to his death. That’s a rotten thing to say about anyone, but about a former president makes us appear as a third-world country. FOX News and talk radio fan the flames of hatred. Over 300 times FOX joined Trump’s talking points by calling migrants invaders. I predicted Trump would wreck the Republican Party now others are agreeing.

TURNING BACK THE HANDS OF TIME 10 Years Ago-2009 The Bridge City 12-year-olds brought a lot of positive publicity to their community. What’s most unfortunate about missing the Little League World Series by only two runs is the national attention it would have brought to a town on the Gulf Coast that was practically wiped out by a roaring ocean surge caused by Ike. We won’t soon forget team members Ryne Shugart, Kolten Bergeron, Tryce Howard, Corbin Voegel, Dillon Taylor, Blaine Slaughter, Jonah Watts, Chase Shugart, Bryce Carey, Coby Roddy, Mathew Kress, Chase Rutledge and Blake Pruett. The team was coached by Ronnie Shugart, assistant managers were Mike Taylor and Mark Wyatts. It was a great team effort that all of the above contributed so much to.***** We were saddened to learn about the death of J.B. Walker, 72, longtime Bridge City resident of Dugas Addition. J.B. passed away Aug. 14. A service took place Monday at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. He was a native of St. Joseph, La., and raised on the banks of the Mississippi. He moved to Texas many years ago and helped to make the town on Cow Bayou he adopted a better place. He and wife Joan raised a great family, To them, their spouses and offspring we send our deepest condolences. *****Our sympathies also go to the family of Nathan Ray Bendy Carrico, 47 who died Aug. 15 in Hemphill of an apparent heart attack. We had known Nathan since he was a little guy. As a teenager he was on the Bridge City Boxing Club, fighting under the name of Nathan Bendy and coached by his stepfather Roy Bendy. He was a good fighter. We have known his mom Pat Bendy and dad Bertis Ray since 1960. Nathan was known as a hard worker and ran his own plumbing business. To his wife Kerry, children Destiny, Sherry, David and siblings parents and the rest of his family our sincere condolences.***** Forty years ago this past weekend, Woodstock took place in Bethel, New York. Fees paid to bands saw Jimi Hendrix, highest paid, $32,000, Janis Joplin and band got $15,000, Canned Heat, $12,500. Joan Baez, Credence Clearwater Reviv-

al, Crosby, Stills and Nash and the Jefferson Airplanes all got $10,000. Grateful Dead, were paid $7,500, Richie Havens, $6,000 and Arlo Guthrie, $5,000. The Incredible String Band, $4,500, Ravi Shankar, $4,500, Tim Hardin, $2,000, Santana got only $1,500. Thirty thousand loaves of bread were served; 20,000 gallons of milk and 450,000 pounds of ice were used. Out of the halfmillion people attending only 109 were arrested the concert took place without violence. *****Tim McGraw and the Black Eyed Peas are set to kick off the NFL football season. Each will perform a free concert in Pittsburgh for the start of the season.***** Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn decided to call it quits after they realized they had begun to run out of ideas after 20 years of making country hits together. *****Special folks celebrating their special day. Happy birthday to all. The “Tall Texan,” former Orange County deputy sheriff, under longtime sheriff Chester Holt, our buddy Tucker Clayton will be 88-years-old Aug. 21.*****Happy birthday to Milton Briggs Jr. and Ron Cowling and to David Fusilier Jr., who has spent the last eight years in the Air Force. *****Happy anniversary to Bobbie and Judge Don Burgess and to Theresa and Frank Beauchamp. ***** Donna Scales, as of this writing, was with her mother Vivian Dorman in Houston where Vivian again had brain surgery Monday.*****Dick Cheney’s book will detail rifts with President Bush. He expresses disappointment with the president. In the late second term Bush moved away from him Cheney says. The implication is that Bush went soft on him. Bush’s friends say he didn’t soften but rather hardened against Cheney’s advice. The country would be better off today if he would have never taken Cheney’s advice.*****Tampa Bay has signed free agent place kicker Mike Nugent who is several years younger than Matt Bryant. Matt, a Bridge City boy, has done a yeoman’s job, gone above and beyond for the Buccaneers,

40 Years Ago-1979 State Sen. Carl Parker and Sue Pate of Bridge City attended a White House conference with President Jimmy Carter to discuss foreign and domestic problems as they affect Texas.*****Will Frey, guest chef at the Boardinghouse Restaurant, drew a large and hungry crowd. Among the many enjoying the food were Mavis and Joe Powell and daughter Holly of New York, June and Jesse Gunstream, Claire and Don Covington, Rex and Betty McCorquodale, Houston and June Baker, Elizabeth and Stonnie McBride, Eddie and Martha Blankenstein and her father, Tom Phelan, Sharon and Lynn Fuller, Janet and James Fontenot and Beth and Louis Dugas and her brother Ed and wife Gladys, from England. *****Delores and William Jackson celebrated their 17th anniversary.*****Roy Wingate is in Florida on vacation. It’s the first in years.*****County District Attorney Bill Wright is in Houston in connection with the Billy Wayne Dowden capital murder case. The case will be heard in the 182nd. District Count on a change of venue. *****Due this week in the David and Debbie Fusilier home is their first born, David Jr., who was born on Aug. 19.*****Bill Clark celebrates his birthday. Also celebrating are Dallas Guidry and Eric McHammons. *****Tina Gail Walley turned seven on Aug. 18. *****Judge Don and Bobbie Burgess celebrate their anniversary and are still together.*****Karl Kleinknecht wins seat on Orange City Council over Hebert Meadows. *****New Bridge City Bank on Roundbunch and Ferry opens. It’s Bridge City’s most modern building. (Editor’s note: I believe it has been totally remodeled at least three times in 30 years. Twice due to hurricanes. *****Three Little Cypress-Mauriceville grads enlisted in the Air Force. Recruits are Lloyd Blanchette, Ronald J. Atleman and Alan R. Powell. *****The new Charlie’s Bar-B-Que opens at 409 Fourth St. Charlie Sprott, who will be 81 years-of-age come Sept. 16, is a descendent of slaves from San Jacinto County. His father hailed from Germany and was mostly white. Charlie is very white but considers himself black. Dr. Maxie Sprott and Dr. James Sprott of Beaumont are his brothers. Charlie has a Ph.D. in barbecue. He claims to have the world’s best sauce and the best pit-cooked meat. (Editor’s note: I, along with a lot of other old timers can attest to that.)

45 Years Ago-1974 Clint Belk and Linda Trahan have announced they will wed Sept. 21. (Editor’s note: They did and this great couple is still together 45 years later.)*****Wayne Rose, Bridge City policeman, opens a gun shop. It’s called “The Rifleman.”*****Bonanza Sirloin Pit hosted a get together for all coaches and sports writers. Seventy people attended. Each Wednesday throughout football season Bonanza will host a luncheon and press conference. *****Marilyn J. Freeman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Freeman, came home from Roma, Italy with a bachelors degree in special education which she received from Lamar while she was in Roma.)*****Mary Ann Winfree Peveto will be honored with an open house at her Winfree Community home. She will be 90 on Aug. 22. *****Dr. John Greco, Republican candidate for Orange County judge, called for the establishment of a halfway house to combat the growing drug problem in Orange County. (Editor’s note: Not even Dr. Greco could have imagined how bad the drug problem would get over the next 45 years. Dr. Greco, his wife and another couple were killed in an airplane crash some years ago.)*****Susan Perkins is bride-elect of Tommy R. Travis.

A FEW HAPPENINGS Katie Sanders has been named the new principal at St. Mary’s Catholic School. Katie is an Orangefield grad and now resides in Bridge City. Congratulations and best of luck. I believe her mom is a teacher at St. Ann’s.*****The Lunch Bunch dines at Robert’s this week and will visit Southern Charm, 1627 Strickland, in Pinehurst, next week. It will be a first for The Bunch so make plans to attend.*****We wish our friend Beth Rach smooth sailing as she undergoes treatments. For years, she worked for State Rep. Ron Lewis and Mike Hamilton at their local office.*****Our buddy Mayor Pete Runnels is out of ICU at St. Elizabeth and in a private room. He passed out last Saturday while eating at Danny’s and was rushed to St. E. I don’t know what the diagnosis is but we wish him a speedy recovery.*****Last week at the Lunch Bunch gathering Attorney Rex Peveto gave a report on son Eli, who is on a full ride at Lamar. A full scholarship is unusual for

a track star. Lamar is banking on Eli bringing them national attention.*****The U.S. budget deficit rose by $183 billion to $867 billion during this budget year as spending grew more than twice as fast as tax collections. The deficit is up 27 percent more than the same period last year. Spending rose to $3.73 trillion and the national debt keeps climbing.*****Stocks again fell sharply Monday on Wall Street. The trade war between the U.S. and China has rattled markets this month. An escalation in tensions between the world’s two largest economies has stoked worries that the long running trade conflict will undercut an already slowing global economy. Traders continue to shift money into bonds. The price of gold went up, a safe haven asset. My guess is that sometimes next year, the 10-year bubble will burst.*****This week, on Aug. 13, 1995, 24 years ago, baseball hall of famer Mickey Mantle died at a Dallas hospital of rapidly spreading liver cancer. He was only 63 years old. Also this week, in 1860, legendary sharpshooter Annie Oakley was born in Darke County, Ohio. *****Looking back at a few events that occurred this week in years past. Forty-five years ago, on Aug. 18, 1976, Judge Don Burgess, who had showed up in Orange County, hired on as an assistant district attorney for DA Sharon Bearden. After he and Muffins parted ways, he married Bobbie Grossman and as they say, the rest is history. The Burgess’ now make their home in the Austin area. Bobbie a retired Dean at Lamar Orange, also served as a city councilperson and mayor of Bridge City. Don still hears cases throughout the state despite being retired. Their children live in the Austin area.*****On Aug. 15, 1765, 254 years ago, the Acadians were expelled from Nova Scotia. They sought asylum in America. Many that were put on rafts died, others were sold on slave blocks in Maryland. About 4,000 made their way to the marshes of South Louisiana where they found refuge in a land that no one else would have. No Cajun today should resent anyone seeking asylum.*****On Aug. 16, 1948, the great Babe Ruth died at age 53.*****On this same day, in 1979, Elvis Presley, one of the world’s great entertainers died at age 42.*****Aug. 18, 1984, the longest serving sheriff in Orange County, Chester Holts, died. He left office in 1968 with no unsolved major crimes.*****On Aug. 19, 1946, William Jefferson Clinton was born in Hope, AK. He became the 42nd president of the United States. Today he is 73 years old. History will show Bill Clinton to have been one of our best presidents.*****Beer is coming to Provost Umphrey Stadium. Lamar will sell beer at all home football games starting with the Cardinals season opener. What’s good enough for the Aggies should be good enough for the Cardinals.

BIRTHDAYS Celebrating birthdays on Aug. 14 are Diane Justice, Bill Triggs, Britanie Long and Charlotte Conn. Celebrities having birthdays are former basketball player Magic Johnson, 60, actors Hallie Berry, 52 and Steve Martin, 74.*****Aug. 15: Helen mcCardle, Gavyn Fisher, Kristie Gunn, Valerie Richter and Brandi Arnold celebrate birthdays today. Joining them are actors Jennifer Lawrence, 29, Ben Affleck, 47 and Debra Messing, 51.*****Aug. 16: Brandi Clark, Gwen Boehme and Joe Sanders celebrate today. Also Pop singer Madonna, 61, actors Steve Carell, 57 and Rumor Willis, 31.*****Aug. 17: Having birthdays on this day are Carrie Poole, Jon Oliphint, Brenda Gage, Johnny Stimac, Jordan New, Nancy Finchum, Shandi Conner and Henry Bland. Joining them are actors Robert DeNiro, 76, Donnie Wahlberg, 50 and Sean Penn, 59.*****Aug. 18: Ian MacCommond and Carolyn Ward have birthdays on this date. They are joined by actors Robert Redford, 83, Edward Norton, 50 and Christian Slater, 50.*****Aug. 19: Phyllis Neil, Maggie Joubert, Nancy Weidner, Braydon Denison, Brett Johansson and Tammy Davis all celebrate today. Celebrities celebrating are actors John Stamos, 56 and Matthew Perry, 50 and former President of the United States Bill Clinton turns 73.*****Aug. 20: Turning a year older today are Glee Lobb, Felicia Shelton, Coleen James, Jamie Dugas, Melinda Ja’arah, and Marilyn Guerrerro. They are joined by Rock singer Robert Plant, 71, Pop singer Demi Lovato, 27 and actress Amy Adams, 45. CAJUN STORY OF THE WEEK Alex Boudreaux went to see his pastor Brother Gaspard and he tell da reverend, “Something terrible is happening and I have to talk to you me.” “Wat’s wrong,” Brother Gaspard axe. “My wife Clotile is poisoning me her,” said Boudreaux. “How can dat be?” da preacher axe. “I’m telling you Brother,” said Boudreaux, “I’m certain she’s poisoning me. Wat should I do hanh?”” Da preacher said, “Let me talk to her me, I’ll see wat I can find out and I’ll let you know.” In a few days Rev. Gaspard called Boudreaux and said, “Well Alex, I spoke to Clotile me, I was on da phone wit her for tree hours. You want my advice?” “Mais yea, dat’s wat I came to you for,” said Boudreaux. Da preacher him replied, “Take da poison.”

C’EST TOUT CULTURE WAR A tough new Trump Administration rule has been the top priority of Stephen Miller, the architect of Trump’s immigration agenda. Advocates say fear of losing legal status will stop the needy from seeking aid affecting the wellbeing of immigrant families, especially children. The new rule will mostly affect those who are already in the country legally seeking green cards or paths to citizenship and immigrants who want temporary Visas for work or school. Even immigrants not affected by the rule change, such as current green card holders, have stopped signing up for benefits because they believe it could put them in the government’s crosshairs for a future deportation. It follows a series of policies by the Trump Administration to curtail immigration. It also comes as officials have been given expanded powers to detain and deport immigrants. Make no mistake, this rule by Miller, is a merit-based system, stoking such fear is by design, a chilling effect that is designed to discourage immigrants from any country. Immigration groups are widely expected to challenge the rule in court for being too harsh. *****I’ve come to the end, thanks for your time and making us the most read column in three counties. Good-bye, good luck and God bless you.--


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Golden K Kiwanis to meet e Orange Golden K Kiwanis Club continues its presentation of each member's "life story" in August, September, and October. Members meet each Wednesday for coffee and refreshments at 9:30 a.m., and the meeting officially begins at 9:45 a.m. in the Salvation Army Meeting Room, 1950 MLK Drive, Orange 77630.  e meeting adjourns at 10:45 a.m. due to use of room by other groups. On Wednesday, August 14, Reid Caruthers, current Golden K president, will relay his life history to the group.  Anne Payne is in charge of refreshments. e following Wednesday, August 21, Billy Jack McKinney, former Orange Golden K Kiwanis Club president, will present his experiences in his life in New Mexico, with Navy life in California and Vietnam, and continuing work in many other cities. en on Wednesday, August 28, Lois Ferrell, former Golden K president, will tell her life story, through Houston, New Orleans, Beaumont, Denton, Plano, and Orange.

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Estate Sale Good Shepherd Lutheran Church will host an Estate Sale in the church fellowship hall and grounds on August 17.  We open at 8:00 am and close at 1:00 pm.  ere will be a great variety of items available for the public: household objects, home décor, everyday pieces, furniture, some

tools, glassware, sewing machines, stained glass, and more. We also have many gorgeous special event items including exquisite crystal chandeliers, mercury glass hurricane vases, elegant candelabras, and votive candle holders. In addition, our weekly Garage Sale in the blue building next door (the same building as Happy Donuts) will open at 7:30 am and close at 12:30 pm.  Come and check it all out. ank you to everyone who is donating and helping; all proceeds help our music program, local musicians, and Music Scholarships.

SEW N Saturday During the summer, you are invited to learn how to sew at SEW N Saturday! We will meet September 7 at 9:00 am at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church at 945 W. Roundbunch in Bridge City. ese basic lessons are free, yet we invite you to bring material, a sewing machine (if you are able; there will be a few machines at the church) and a commitment and desire to learn to sew! Everyone from age 10 and up is welcome. Please call the church office at 409-735-4573 to claim your spot. Come and join us for a fun time!

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.

Pinnacle Music Academy Pinnacle Academy offers private music lessons for Piano, Vocal, Guitar, Drums, Bass Trumpet, Ukulele, and more for all ages. Learn all musical styles including Pop, Rock, Country, Metal, Jazz, Blues, and Hip Hop. Pinnacle Academy is located at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 945 W. Roundbunch, Bridge City. Come and discover this opportunity to learn an instrument in the local area. For more information, call 409-2413920 or visit

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

Orange Al-Anon meetings Al-Anon can help if someone close to another person has a drinking or addiction problem. Al-

Anon meets Sundays and Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m., at North Orange Baptist Church, 4775 North 16th Street (Rear), Orange. Call 409-4742171 or 409-988-2311 for more information. Calls are kept confidential.

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

Exciting New Bible Study offered e Books of Acts has everything but dinosaurs. It’s got earthquakes, shipwrecks, avenging angels, harrowing escapes, riots, murder plots, political intrigue, courtroom drama and so much more.  e book of acts tells the story of the early Christian church with all the flair of an exciting adventure novel.  ings start out rather calm----then the Holy Spirit comes roaring into the room, igniting the pious with tongues of fire and causing them to behave in ways that lead onlookers to think they are drunk, from that point on, we know we are in for a bumpy ride. ese stories all have the quality of “Did you hear the one about----? e book of Acts may read like an adventure novel, but actually it is a history book.  And Luke’s ultimate interests are theological, or at least spiritual and pastoral, Acts could almost be called “Acts of the Holy Spirit” or “Acts of the Risen Lord Jesus Christ.” Join Good Shepherd Lutheran Church  for this exciting 6 month class being offered on Tuesdays starting September 10th at 10:00 am. Please call church office (409-735-4573) if you plan to attend; we want to have enough materials prepared for your studies.

Karen McKinney, left, Lieutenant Governor, Division 10, Texas-Oklahoma, Kiwanis International, is presented an award for the Distinguished Lieutenant Governor in leadership for membership and service to Kiwanis by Nazarene Pastor Brad McKenzie, Division 10 Texas-Oklahoma Trustee, on Wednesday, August 7, at the Orange Golden K Kiwanis local weekly meeting at 9:30 a.m. in the meeting room of Orange Salvation Army, 1950 MLK Drive. Both McKinney and McKenzie are Orange residents.

The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce announced that Michelle Tubbleville, Executive Director of Orange County Disaster Rebuild, has been named August Employee of the Month.   Pictured left to right: James Scales, Maureen McAllister, Michelle Tubbleville, Konner Tubbleville, and James Ardoin.

Tubbleville named August BC Employee of the Month e Bridge City Chamber of Commerce announced that Michelle Tubbleville, Executive Director of Orange County Disaster Rebuild, has been named August Employee of the Month.  Michelle accepted her award from Ambassador Maureen McAllister, President and CEO of United Way Orange County, at the chamber’s August Networking Coffee hosted by Countryland Properties.  Michelle has worked for Orange County for 22 years. e first 21 years in Information Management and 1 ½ years in Emergency Management and as the Executive Director of the non-profit Orange County Disaster Rebuild.  eir mission is to assist individuals and families who have unmet needs with recovery from any natural or man-made disasters by working closely with case managers to identify resources necessary to meet these needs.  Under Michelle’s direction, Orange County Disaster Rebuild has assisted over 250 families in Orange County to complete or rebuild their homes. OCDR also helps families with mental health and crisis counseling. All this has been made possible by Michelle working tirelessly to


coordinate several agencies and volunteers. James Scales, Orange County Health Inspector, nominated Michelle for the award saying, “She (Michelle) works over most days just to make sure that people that need help/assistance gets it and is able to rebuild their homes. She puts in a lot of heart and dedication into her role as Special Projects Coordinator/Executive Director and for Orange County Disaster Rebuild.” Michelle and husband Kyle have three children: William age 14, Lexi age 13, and Konner age 12.  e entire family supports and works with Michelle in her endeavors at Orange County Disaster Rebuild. Michelle received gifts and gift certificates from the following businesses: Sabine River Ford, Sabine Federal Credit Union, Total Impressions, Dupuis Tire and Service Center, e Penny Record, Bridge City Dairy Queen, Mary Kelone of Barefoot Souls, Neches Federal Credit Union, Tiger Rock Martial Arts of Bridge City, Best Day Spa, Wellspring Credit Union,, Massage & Spa by Christy, and 5Point Credit Union. 

Two of the local Edward Jones offices wanted to wish the students and teachers a fantastic school year. Branch Office Administrators, Madison Lyons (Karen Collier's branch office) & Carol Leone (Taylor Perkins' branch office) held a school supply drive this summer and donated everything to Bridge City Intermediate School. Pictured left to right are Brittnee Garner counselor for BCI, Madison Lyons and Carol Leone.


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5-CHEESE BROCCOLI QUICHE I needed to use some cheese I had, so I decided to make a favorite of mine, a quiche made with 5 cheeses, milk, eggs, chopped broccoli, and a frozen crust.

Equipment: 1 large mixing bowl 1 small.mixing bowl 1 large mixing spoon 1 fork for mixing eggs in small bowl Measuring cup 1 cookie tray covered with foil


You know you always wanted the Flock of Seagulls hairdo! Well, those days are long gone but the band is still here and rockin’! The Flock will be at the H2O Pool in the Golden Nugget Casino in Lake Charles on Aug. 23. Get your neons kickin’ and head out for some great 80s music!

SE Texas, SW Louisiana set for some great summer fun By Tommy Mann Jr. e Record Here are some of the concerts coming up during the summer and early fall in Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana. Aug. 14 Lyle Lovett and His Large Band, Smart Financial Center at Sugar Land, Houston Aug. 17 Tom Keifer, Warehouse Live, Houston

Aug. 22 Heart, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Elle King, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, The Woodlands Aug. 23 A Flock of Seagulls, Missing Persons, The Motels, Bow Wow Wow, Wang Chung, Real Life, The Escape Club, The Vapors, Boys Don’t Cry, Farrington and Mann, H2O Pool, Golden Nugget Casino, Lake Charles, La.


1 frozen, deep dish single pie crust, baked according to package directions 1-10 oz frozen sq pkg chop broccoli (HEB) 1-8 oz pkg Mexican style blend shredded Monterey Jack, Mild Cheddar, Queso Quesadilla, & Asadero cheeses (Kroger) 1-6 oz pkg shredded Mozzarella cheese 2 large eggs, mixed with fork 1/2 cup milk (I used almond milk)

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cover cookie sheet with foil. Remove one deep dish frozen pie crust from pkg. Poke holes with prongs of fork into bottom and sides of crust.  Bake for about 12 minutes in preheated oven.  Remove from oven and set aside. Cook frozen chopped broccoli for 8 minutes on high in package.  It is best to take wrapper off package before cooking.

When done, dump cooked broccoli into large bowl. Add all of cheeses.  Mix well with spoon.  Mix eggs and milk in small bowl with fork.  Add to cheese and broccolimixture.  Sir well again with spoon.  Pour into cooked crust.  Set pie shell with filling in it onto cookie sheet covered with foil to avoid spills in oven.  Bake for 60 minutes. Let quiche cool at least 20 minutes before slicing.  Enjoy!

spoon. en, add other can of cherry pie filling to pan, along with last 2 tsps. vanilla.  Mix all together.  Carefully sprinkle dry cake mix on top of cherry mixture. Cautiously, spread-out the cake mix with the back side of a large spoon on top of the cherries so

they are covered. End with pouring the melted butter on top of dry cake mix.  Butter will not entirely cover mix, which is as it should be.  Now, bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes or until golden brown.  Serve warm or cooled, with ice cream or whipped cream, if desired.


You are going to flip since this dessert is so easy to make. No mixing bowl needed.  Just mix in baking pan.

Equipment: 12"x9" pan sprayed w/cooking spray (PAM) 2 large cooking spoons 1 small bowl for melting butter 1 damp paper towel

Ingredients: 2-21 oz. cans cherry pie filling 4 tsps pure vanilla, not artificial vanilla 1 15.25 oz. box yellow cake mix, dry 1 stick butter, melted

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place stick of butter in small bowl and cover with slightly wet paper towel. Place in microwave for 45-60 seconds.  Set aside.  Make sure pan sprayed w/PAM. Pour one can of cherry pie filling into pan.  Add 2 tsps. vanilla to filling.  Mix well with

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The Record • Week of Wednesday, August 14, 2019 •

A Retirement Fact Sheet


Some specifics about ‘second act’ Provided by Ian E. James, CRPC®, AAMS® President, Financial Advisor Capital Financial Group 409-792-0179

St. Mary Catholic School began it’s 2019-2020 school year on Monday August 12th with a Meet & Greet. Students returned for their first full day on Tuesday to a foyer decorated by Jerome and Irma Dimas (Grandparent’s to students).  Everyone is cheerful and excited to start the new school year.  Pictured, from left, are Kendall Phillips, Tristan Tran, Bella Tran, Josie Riedel and Paige McKee.

Cardinals reunion slated for Oct. 19th e Bridge City High School Alumni Association is in the final stage of plans to host the annual Classic Cardinal Reunion on October 19. Other goals for the group include collecting senior class photos to finish the senior class display at the high school and to collect a few high school annuals to complete the principals’ office set. Each year since 2007 the BCHS Alumni Association has hosted a “Classic Cardinal” reunion for senior classes that are celebrating 50 years or more beginning with the first senior class of 1957. Each year invitations are sent to former students up to the current 50-year mark. is year the class of 1969 has been added to the invitation list. All former students are invited to attend but invitations are only mailed to the classes of 1957 to 1969. is year almost 800 invitations will be mailed for the reunion held each year on the Saturday after homecoming which will be October 19, 2019. All former students are encouraged to attend the homecoming game on October 18 where two distinguished alumni and one outstanding alumnus will be honored. e distinguished alumni are selected by the high school principal and the outstanding alumni is selected by the association.

e BCHS Alumni are looking for senior class photos for the years 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962 and 1963. For some reason no official copies were available by the school when the Wall of Seniors was completed by former Principal Richard Briggs. If you have a senior portrait from any of these years, the association would like a copy. You may bring your portrait to Central Office Supply located at 1600 Texas Avenue. e association will pay the cost for the scan and will pay for reproduction. Inform the business owner, Eric Andrus, that the picture is for the alumni association. e Association is also looking for senior annuals from 1961 and 1962 to complete the set used in the principal’s office. If you would like to donate your old annual, either contact Darrell Segura, BCHS Alumni cochairman or bring it directly to Principal Tom Wooley at the high school. If you would like to join the BCHS Alumni Association, you can either call Segura at 409720-9999 or email the group at e goal of the association is to keep pride in the history and traditions of Bridge City High School and keep friendships that were attained while at BCHS alive and on-going.

As the Lutcher eater prepares for the 2019-2020 40th Anniversary Season the Lutcher eater Service Guild invites individuals interested in getting involved with the arts to join their fabulous volunteer team! e annual Lutcher eater Service Guild Membership Drive will be held on ursday, August 22, 2019 at 6pm at the Lutcher eater 3rd Floor Lobby, 707 Main Ave, Orange Texas. 77630. e drive is open to the public and all are invited for a light supper catered by Elements Café. Information about committees and membership responsibilities will be presented. e Lutcher eater Service Guild is a non-profit organization whose main objective is to support the Lutcher eater’s performing arts series.  Annually the theater provides entertainment to approximately 30,000 adults and children and the Guild helps to facilitate Lutcher events in a variety of ways. Additionally, the Guild offers an opportunity for fun and engaging social interaction while affording volunteers choices of working when their schedules allow. Persons interested in volunteering can choose to be involved with one or more committees, which represent the different aspects of the theater’s needs. Volunteer committee opportunities include: Patron Services: includes ushering, scanning and counting tickets, attending concessions and coatroom, and

assisting with hearing devices and binocular rentals. Hospitality: includes catering and providing “Home Town” hospitality for national and international touring company members, and technical crews. e Lutcher eater has earned a national/international reputation as the theater known by artists to provide hometown hospitality and the feeling of “coming home to family.” Sets, Lights, Audio and Props: includes assisting backstage with the technical aspects of a show, such as loading in, lighting, sound, props and wardrobe for most daytime children’s shows. Administration: includes mailing material relating to board meetings, general membership meetings, and invitations to special events such as the Guild’s Christmas Dinner and Officer Installation Dinner. Audience Development: includes distributing materials such as posters and flyers throughout Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana promoting the theater events to the public. Membership: includes organizing and conducting the annual membership drive, collecting dues and maintaining a current membership roster for the Guild. Annual dues for members are $10.00 and are used to support Guild activities. For more information about the Service Guild or the Lutcher’s upcoming season please call 409-886-5535 or visit us online at

Lutcher Theater Guild drive getting underway

Does your vision of retirement align with the facts? Here are some noteworthy financial and lifestyle facts about life after 50 that might surprise you. Up to 85 percent of a retiree’s Social Security income can be taxed. Some retirees are taken aback when they discover this. In addition to the Internal Revenue Service, 13 states levy taxes on some or all Social Security retirement benefits: Colorado, Connecticut, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, and West Virginia. (It is worth mentioning that the I.R.S. offers free tax advice to people 60 and older through its Tax Counseling for the Elderly program.)1 Retirees get a slightly larger standard deduction on their federal taxes. Actually, this is true for all taxpayers aged 65 and older, whether they are retired or not. Right now, the standard deduction for an individual taxpayer in this age bracket is $13,500, compared to $12,200 for those 64 or younger.2 Retirees can still use IRAs to save for retirement. ere is no age limit for contributing to a Roth IRA, just an inflation-adjusted income limit. So, a retiree can keep directing money into a Roth IRA for life, provided they are not earning too much. In fact, a senior can potentially contribute to a traditional IRA until the year they turn 70½.1 A significant percentage of retirees are carrying education and mortgage debt. e Consumer Finance Protection Bureau says that throughout the U.S., the population of borrowers aged 60 and older who have outstanding student loans grew by at least 20 percent in every state between 2012 and 2017. In more than half of the 50 states, the

increase was 45 percent or greater. Generations ago, seniors who lived in a home often owned it, free and clear; in this decade, that has not always been so. e Federal Reserve’s recent Survey of ConIan E. sumer Finance James found that more than a third of those aged 65-74 have outstanding home loans; nearly a quarter of Americans who are 75 and older are in the same situation.1 As retirement continues, seniors become less credit dependent. GoBankingRates says that only slightly more than a quarter of Americans over age 75 have any credit card debt, compared to 42 percent of those aged 65-74. 1 About one in three seniors who live independently also live alone. In fact, the Institute on Aging notes that nearly half of women older than age 75 are on their own. Compared to male seniors, female seniors are nearly twice as likely to live without a spouse, partner, family member, or roommate.1 Around 64 percent of women say that they have no “Plan B” if forced to retire early. at is, they would have to completely readjust and reassess their vision of retirement and also redetermine their sources of retirement income. e Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies learned this from its latest survey of more than 6,300 U.S. workers.3 Few older Americans budget for travel expenses. While retirees certainly love to travel, Merrill Lynch found that roughly two-thirds of people aged 50 and older admitted that they had never earmarked funds for their trips, and only 10 percent said that

they had planned their vacations extensively.1 What financial facts should you consider as you retire? What monetary realities might you need to acknowledge as your retirement progresses from one phase to the next? e reality of retirement may surprise you. If you have not met with a financial professional about your retirement savings and income needs, you may wish to do so. When it comes to retirement, the more information you have, the better. Ian James may be reached at (409)7920179 or by e mail at is material was prepared by MarketingPro, Inc., and does not necessarily represent the views of the presenting party, nor their affiliates. is information has been derived from sources believed to be accurate. Please note - investing involves risk, and past performance is no guarantee of future results. e publisher is not engaged in rendering legal, accounting or other professional services. If assistance is needed, the reader is advised to engage the services of a competent professional. is information should not be construed as investment, tax or legal advice and may not be relied on for avoiding any Federal tax penalty. is is neither a solicitation nor recommendation to purchase or sell any investment or insurance product or service, and should not be relied upon as such. All indices are unmanaged and are not illustrative of any particular investment. Citations. 1. planning/weird-things-about-retiring/ [8/6/18] 2. /2018/ 11/15/irs-announces-2019-taxrates-standard-deduction-amounts-andmore [11/15/18] 3. [4/17/18]

If show tune sounds were heard coming from the First United Methodist Church event hall in Orange on Thursday and Friday, August 8 and 9, the music was courtesy of Orange Community Players and members of FUMC. Paul Burch, center, along with Codie Vasquez, directed the event which was in memory of the late Joshua Arizona Scales, an OCP member. OCP is still trying to recover financially from the wrath of Harvey, after its theater on Division Street was destroyed almost two years ago.  OCP is still trying to raise funds to remodel its new facility on Bowling Lane, the old movie theater which was not destroyed by Harvey.  From left, are Justin Sanders, Milton Hardin, Burch, Cydney Vasquez, and Rico Vasquez.  Rico and Cydney are the son and daughter-in-law of Codie Vasquez.  Hardin was recently chosen as a finalist in Beaumont's auditions for NBC's "The Voice."


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Same great game, a few new rules      


















College football ready to kick off with new regs









Whenever an unusual or controversial incident occurs in high school or college football, I have the good fortune of having a former football referee and current local high school football radio announcer living right across the street from me. John Kimbrough, who doubles as the Orange County attorney, has a wealth of knowledge and experience about high school and college football that he is willing to share with me. Friday afternoon we both were fetching our respective empty garbage cans from the side of the street and visiting about the upcoming football season. John pointed out that collegiate football will have a few alterations in the rules that were initiated by the NCAA Football Rules Committee that received final approval by the Playing Rules Oversight Panel (PROP). He said he had an extra copy of these rules changes that I could have. The first two rules pertained to the controversial targeting matter. “For  a player to  be disqualified   and the targeting   foul  to be enforced, all ele   ments of  a targeting   foul   be  confirmed     must by the Instant Replay Official. If any element of targeting cannot be confirmed, then the replay official shall overturn the targeting foul.” The targeting rule, since its inception in 2008, has positively changed the student-athlete technique and coaching philosophy. In some cases, student-athletes were being disqualified without the elements of targeting present, due to instant replay philosophy and education. This carves out targeting separately and requires the instant replay official to review all aspects of the play due to the significance of the rule and penalty involved. Another aspect of targeting pertains to the Progressive Penalty Rule. “If a student-athlete receives a third or any subsequent targeting foul within the same season, that player is disqualified for the remainder of that game and the player would receive an automatic one-game suspension in his team’s next scheduled game.” This change continues the evolution of the targeting rule. In very few cases, a student-athlete has been disqualified for targeting more than two times in the same season. Coaches and student-athletes need to review their approach after any targeting penalty. The third change pertains to illegal wedge formations on kickoffs. A wedge is defined as two or more players aligned shoulder-to-shoulder within two yards of each other. “After the ball has been kicked, it is illegal for two or more members of the receiving team intentionally to form a wedge for the purpose of blocking for the ball carrier. This is a live-ball foul, whether or not there is contact between opponents. There is no foul if the play results in a touchback, kick out of bounds or fair catch.” The fourth change is about a blind-side block “defined as an open-field block against an opponent that is initiated from outside the opponent’s


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field of vision, or otherwise in such a manner that the opponent cannot reasonably defend himself against the block.” Exceptions to this rule is the ball carrier and a receiver in the act of attempting to make a catch. It is a personal foul if a player delivers a blind-side block by attacking an opponent with forcible contact. If this action meets all elements of targeting, it is a blind-side block with targeting. Change No. 5 has to do with overtime scoring where there is no change to the first four overtime periods. “Beginning with the fifth extra period, a team’s possession series will be one play for a two-point try from the three-yard line, unless relocated by penalty.” This is a small adjustment to the overtime rules to end contests that go past four overtime periods more quickly and with fewer plays. The sixth change doesn’t take effect until 2020 which states that all officiating crews, including the instant replay official, will be assigned from the same officiating organization (effective Aug. l, 2020). The seventh and final change pertains to blocking below the waist. “When the defense is allowed to block below the waist by rule, the block must be directed from the front. This now lines up with the offensive team’s requirement.” This adjustment will align the rules appropriately for both the offensive and defensive teams. Some of the future changes proposed by suggest to eliminate the touchback after fumbles out of the end zone, eliminate kickoffs, allow touchdown celebrations, the runner is down by contact, two feet inbounds for catches, start overtime at the 45 yard line, must have a winning record to make a bowl game and expand the College Football Playoff to eight teams. KWICKIES…It appeared the Houston Astros were going to extend their winning streak to nine games Sunday after they turned a 5-4 ninth inning deficit into a 7-5 lead over the hapless Baltimore Orioles. Houston hurriedly had closer Roberto Osuno get

From Page 1B warm in the bullpen and brought him in to slam the door on the O’s in the bottom of the ninth inning. Osuna surrendered one run and then with two outs and two strikes on former Astro draft pick Rio Ruiz he threw a change-up that Ruiz planted over the right field wall for a walk-off two-run home run and an 8-7 win. And while on the subject of the Astros, they really unloaded on Baltimore Saturday night at Camden Yards, winning 23-2, smacking 25 hits with six home runs and a franchise-record 12 extra-base hits. Rookie sensation Yordan Alvarez slugged three homers and drove in seven runs. The powerful designated hitter has 17 homers and 55 RBIs in 51 games through Sunday. And counting his season start at Round Rock, Alvarez has 30 home runs and has driven in an unbelievable 122 runs. Patrick Reed of The Woodlands lost his third-round lead and came roaring back to overtake Jon Rahm and Abraham Ancer to win the Northern Trust for a one-stroke victory in the first round of the FedEx Cup playoffs. The 125-man field was reduced to 70 golfers for the second round. Both Texas NFL franchises came up short in their opening exhibition games last weekend. The Houston Texans fell just short to the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field Thursday 28-26 while the Dallas Cowboys managed just three field goals, losing to the San Francisco 49ers 17-9. JUST BETWEEN US…Almost every day there is a sports talk show claiming that former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick should be talented enough to play with some team in the NFL. But having the necessary talent does not necessarily guarantee a football player a job. Team owners are more concerned about their players being trustworthy and not a radical misfit. And if a team owner demands that all players stand for the national anthem, then that’s the way it will be. Period!!!

Thicket hunt permit registration Big Thicket National Preserve Superintendent Wayne Pro-kopetz announced today that the preserve will start issuing this season’s free hunting permits on Sunday, September 1, 2019. Available 2019/2020 permits will be issued until February 29, 2020. Permits will be issued at the preserve visitor center from 9 am until 5 pm daily. The visitor center is located 8 miles north of Kountze at the intersection of US 69 and FM 420 at 6102 FM 420 Road.  Big Thicket hunting permits allow hunters to take white-tailed deer, squirrel, rabbit, feral hog, and waterfowl, except those for the Lake Bayou Hunting Unit, which is a waterfowl-only area. The preserve observes the state of Texas hunting seasons from October 1, 2019, until January 5, 2020.  Additional feral hogs may be taken during the extended hog-only season, which runs from January 5, 2020 until February 29, 2020. Waterfowl hunting at Lake Bayou will also remain open until February 29, 2020. • Everyone who hunts in Big Thicket National Preserve must have a Big Thicket hunting permit. • You must show your current Texas Hunting License to obtain a Big Thicket hunting permit. • All hunters must apply in person and may hunt in only one unit. Parents or guardians are no longer be able to get permits for their children. All hunters must be present to get a permit. Be advised that hunters who failed to return their harvest cards for the 2018/2019 season will not be eligible to hunt in Big Thicket National Pre-

Big Thicket hunting permits allow hunters to take white-tailed deer, squirrel, rabbit, feral hog, and waterfowl, except those for the Lake Bayou Hunting Unit, which is a waterfowl-only area. The preserve observes the state of Texas hunting seasons from October 1, 2019, until January 5, 2020. Additional feral hogs may be taken during the extended hog-only season, which runs from January 5, 2020 until February 29, 2020. serve during the 2019/2020 hunting season.  The deadline for returning hunter harvest cards after the 2019/2020 season will be April 1, 2020. There will be no grace period. The number of permits issued for each hunting unit varies based on the size of the unit and wildlife management goals for that unit. The following numbers of permits, by hunting unit, are available:  Beaumont Unit– 200; Beech Creek Unit–150; Big Sandy Creek Unit–400; Jack Gore Baygall Unit–400; Lance Rosier Unit–900;

Neches Bottom Unit–150; Lake Bayou Unit–50. Big Thicket National Preserve is located in southeast Texas, near the city Beaumont and 75 miles northeast of Houston. The preserve consists of nine land units and six water corridors encompassing more than 113,000 acres. The Big Thicket, often referred to as a “biological crossroads,” is a transition zone between four distinct vegetation types – the moist eastern hardwood forest, the southwestern desert, the southeastern swamp, and the

central prairies. Species from all of these different vegetation types come together in the thicket, exhibiting a variety of vegetation and wildlife that has received national interest. For general information about Big icket National Preserve, visit or call the preserve visitor center at 409951-6700. Visit us on Facebook gicketNPS, TwittericketNPS, and Instagram gicketNPS.

Backwater earns high marks


From the first class Friday night festivities at the Captain’s meeting to the weigh-in conducted under blistering hot conditions, the initial Backwater Challenge proved to be even more entertaining than promised. The seventy-five teams that anted up the $300 entry fee for a shot at a purse second only to past pro events proved that local fishing was far better than expected. Their task was magnified by the fact that each team could weigh in both bass and redfish. A first place finish in either category was worth a whopping $7,500! As expected, only a few teams opted to target both species. With a three fish limit for bass and a two fish limit for reds, regardless of how tough the catching may have been, the right two last minute casts could change your whole day. David Burman and Myron Waldrep had to rank among the pre-tournament favorites to put together the winning three fish stringer in the bass division and they didn’t disappoint their supporters. The

duo has fished well in the w e e k l y S a b i n e R i v e r Sho otout s all year long and they stayed the course Saturday. Their winning stringer weight of 11.06-pounds was anchored with a 5.26-pound bass that netted them the Big Bass side pot as well. The team of Michael Vaughan and Dan Misko finished second less than a third of a pound off the pace and Trey Smith, representing team Sabine River Ford, took home second place Big Bass money with a 3.85pound fish. Heeee’s back! The same Steven Havard that was consistently at or near the top in every Tail Chaser Tournament resurfaced for Saturday’s tournament. Havard teamed up with Jason Stutes to not only win the redfish division with two fish weighing 17.95pounds, but the big fish pot as well with a 9.71 pound red. Their winning weight included a .50-pound penalty for one dead fish.Jim Morrissey attributed their success to the new boat rather than any

skill or luck! Brent Jaurez and Austin Angel finished second with 17.60-pounds in the stringer weight and second in the Big Red pot was well with an 8.94pound fish. Morrissey, the keeper of all data and numbers of any importance reported that the final total showed 48 reds and 102 bass were weighed in. The Misko/Vaughan team very nearly had a tournament that you only dream about. They were the only team to finish in the top five in both categories. While they still cashed two good checks, consider how close they were to winning a lot more. They were docked a half pound penalty for a dead fish that bumped them from second to fourth in the redfish category and finished second to the Burman/Waldrep team in the bass division by a third of a pound! The seventy-five team field enabled fourteen teams to cash checks to the tune of $33,000 not counting side pots. The members of the Golden Triangle Tournament Association just did a fantastic job in pulling it off without a single angler protest. The final total raised for children’s charities in southeast Texas


has yet to be announced. While watching the weighin I talked with a number of the teams that fished and there was a common thread regardless of which fish they targeted. A large percentage of those chasing redfish said they ran down small schools of fish feeding on the surface. Bubba Sparrow said you had to get there quick as they were on the move. A lot of that has to do with the size of the shad they are currently chasing. The school is still in the neighborhood, but they can’t keep the small shad on the surface. The best news was that they found a few of those schooling reds on the north end of the lake! I don’t know how many bass fishermen I spoke with that said they lost at least one four to five pound bass over the course of the day. That will happen all too frequently, especially under tournament pressure, but the fact that those larger bass are on the move is exciting. Almost without exception, they also reported that the goggle-eye and bream just ate everything they threw at the bass. That is indeed a good thing.Fried goggle-eye fillets rank second only to crappie at my house!

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Orangefield Bobcats

Aug. 30 Diboll Sept. 6 Jasper Sept. 13 ......................................................Anahuac Sept. 19..........................................................Silsbee Sept. WO-S Oct. 11 ............................................................LC-M* Oct. 18 Huffman* Oct. 25 ....................................................Lumberton* Nov. 1 ......................................................Livingston* Nov. 8 Splendora*

Aug.30 ................................................Houston KIPP Sept. 6 ......................................................Livingston Sept. 13......................................................Shepherd Sept. 20 ..............................................................OFF Sept. 27............................................................Buna* Oct. 4 Kirbyville* Oct. 11 ............................................East Chambers* Oct. 18 Hardin* Oct. 25 ......................................................Woodville* Nov. Warren* Nov. 8 ........................................................Anahuac*

Community Christian Lions FB Christian Sept. 6 ..........................................Houston Sanchez Sept. 13 ..............................................................OFF Sept. 20 ..............................................................OFF Sept. 27 ..............................................Mount Carmel Oct. 4 ..................................................................OFF Oct. 10 High Island Oct. 18 Apple Springs Oct. 25 ................................................................OFF Nov. 1 Bellville Faith* Nov. 8 Baytown Christian*

Little Cypress-Mauriceville Bears Aug.30........................................................Woodville Sept. WO-S Sept. 13 ..........................................................Jasper Sept. 20 Vidor Sept. 27 ..........................................Hardin-Jefferson Oct. 4 ..................................................................OFF Oct. 11 ....................................................Bridge City* Oct. 18 Splendora* Oct. 25......................................................Livingston* Nov. 1..........................................................Huffman* Nov. 8 Lumberton*

Beaumont United Timberwolves Aug. 30 @St. Pius Sept. 5 Nederland Sept. 14 at PA Memorial Sept. 27 at Baytown Sterling* Oct. 4 West Brook* Oct. 11 at CE King* Oct. 18 at Channelview* Oct. 25 La Porte* Nov. 1 at North Shore* Nov. 8 Deer Park*

Buna Cougars Aug. 30 at Cleveland Sept. 6 Hemphill Sept. 13 at Coldspring Sept. 27 at Orangefield* Oct. 4 Anahuac* Oct. 11 Woodville* Oct. 18 at Warren* Oct. 25 East Chambers* Nov. 1 at Hardin* Nov. 8 Kirbyville*

Deweyville Pirates Aug. 30 at Joaquin Sept. 6 Colmesneil Sept. 13 at Kountze

Vidor Pirates Aug.29 Montgomery Sept. 6 ................................................................OFF Sept. 13 ................................................Caney Creek Sept. 20 ............................................................LC-M Sept. 27 Crosby* Oct. 4 ..............................................................PN-G* Oct. 11 Santa Fe* Oct. 18 ..................................................Barbers Hill* Oct. 25 Nederland* Nov. 1 ..................................................Baytown Lee* Nov. Dayton*

West Orange-Stark Mustangs Aug.30 Nederland Sept. 6 ..............................................................LC-M Sept. 13 Newton Sept. 20 ..........................................................Crosby Sept. Bridge City Oct. 4 ..............................................................Jasper Oct. 11 Silsbee* Oct. 18 ................................................................OFF Oct. 25 ..........................................Hardin-Jefferson* Nov. 1 Liberty* Nov. 8 ..........................................Hamshire-Fannett*

Sept. 20 at Evadale Oct. 4 Kelly Oct. 11 Shelbyville* Oct. 18 at Hull-Daisetta* Oct. 25 Groveton* Nov. 1 at San Augustine* Nov. 8 West Sabine*

East Chambers Buccaneers Aug. 31 at Kountze Sept. 7 at Hardin-Jefferson Sept. 14 Hamshire-Fannett Sept. 28 at Woodville* Oct. 4 Hardin* Oct. 12 Orangefield* Oct. 19 at Kirbyville* Oct. 26 Buna* Nov. 2 at Anahuac* Nov. 9 Warren*

Evadale Rebels Aug. 29 at Overton Sept. 6 at Warren Sept. 13 Galveston O’Connell Sept. 20 Deweyville Sept. 27 Grapeland Oct. 4 at West Hardin* Oct. 11 at Legacy Sports Science Oct. 25 at Burkeville*

Nov. 1 Colmesneil* Nov. 8 at Lovelady*

Hamshire-Fannett Longhorns

Sept. 13 Woodville Sept. 20 Huffman Sept. 27 at LC-M Oct. 4 at Tarkington Oct. 11 at Hamshire-Fannett* Oct. 18 Silsbee* Oct. 25 at WO-S* Nov. 8 Liberty*

Sept. 13 Deweyville Sept. 20 at Kelly Sept. 27 at Hull-Daisetta Oct. 11 Newton* Oct. 18 Corrigan* Oct. 25 at Hemphill* Nov. 1 Anderson-Shiro* Nov. 8 New Waverly*

High Island Cardinals

Legacy Christian Warriors

Aug. 31 at Seguin Lifegate Sept. 7 Emery-Weiner Sept. 13 at Apple Springs Sept. 21 at McDade Sept. 27 at Chester Oct. 3 Houston Sanchez Oct. 10 Community Christian Oct. 19 at Frutivale* Oct. 26 Union Hill* Nov. 2 at Leverett’s Chapel*

Hull-Daisetta Bobcats Aug. 30 Burkeville Sept. 6 at West Hardin Sept. 13 at Sabine Pass Sept. 20 Cushing Sept. 27 Kountze Oct. 11 at San Augustine* Oct. 18 Deweyville* Oct. 25 at Shelbyville* Nov. 1 at West Sabine* Nov. 8 Groveton*

Jasper Bulldogs Aug. 30 Lumberton Sept. 6 at Bridge City Sept. 13 at LC-M Sept. 20 at Livingston Sept. 27 La Marque Oct. 4 at WO-S Oct. 11 at Shepherd* Oct. 18 Huntington* Nov. 1 at Tarkington* Nov. 8 Center*

Kelly Bulldogs

Aug. 29 Hughes Springs (Lufkin) Sept. 6 Kountze Sept. 13 East Chambers Sept. 20 at Huntington Sept. 27 Tarkington Oct. 4 Shepherd Oct. 11 Hardin-Jefferson* Oct. 18 at Liberty* Nov. 1 Silsbee* Nov. 8 at WO-S*

Aug. 30 Pro Vision Sept. 6 Legacy Christian Sept. 13 at Tarkington Sept. 20 Kountze Sept. 27 Cypress Christian Oct. 4 at Deweyville Oct. 18 St. John XXIII* Oct. 25 at The Village* Nov. 1 Cristo Rey Jesuit* Nov. 8 TBA

Hardin Hornets

Kirbyville Wildcats

Aug. 30 Legacy Christian Sept. 6 at New Waverly Sept. 13 Houston KIPP Sept. 27 at Warren* Oct. 4 East Chambers Oct. 11 at Kirbyville* Oct. 18 Orangefield* Oct. 25 at Anahuac* Nov. 1 Buna* Nov. 8 Woodville*

Aug. 30 Newton Sept. 6 Lumberton Sept. 13 at Corrigan Sept. 27 at Anahuac* Oct. 4 Orangefield* Oct. 11 Hardin* Oct. 18 at East Chambers* Oct. 25 Warren* Nov. 1 at Woodville* Nov. 8 at Buna*

Hardin-Jefferson Hawks

Kountze Lions

Aug. 30 at Coldspring Sept. 6 East Chambers

Aug. 30 at East Chambers Sept. 6 at Hamshire-Fannett

Aug. 30 at Hardin Sept. 6 at Kelly Sept. 13 at Lutheran South Sept. 20 Lutheran North Sept. 27 at West Sabine Oct. 4 Prince of Peace Oct. 11 The Woodlands Legacy* Oct. 18 Galveston O’Connell* Oct. 25 at Brazos Christian* Nov. 8 at Tomball Rosehill*

Lumberton Raiders Aug. 30 at Jasper Sept. 6 at Kirbyville Sept. 13 Houston Furr Sept. 20 Tomball Concordia Sept. 27 Silsbee Oct. 11 at Huffman* Oct. 18 at Livingston* Oct. 25 Bridge City* Nov. 1 at Splendora* Nov. 8 LC-M*

Nederland Bulldogs Aug. 30 WO-S Sept. 5 at Beaumont United Sept. 13 Silsbee* Sept. 27 at Santa Fe* Oct. 4 Barbers Hill* Oct. 11 at Dayton* Oct. 18 at Baytown Lee* Oct. 25 Vidor* Nov. 1 at Crosby* Nov. 8 PN-G*

Newton Eagles Aug. 30 @Kirbyville Sept. 6 at Silsbee Sept. 13 WO-S Sept. 27 at Gilmer Oct. 4 Legacy Sports Science Oct. 11 at Kountze* Oct. 18 Hemphill* Oct. 25 at New Waverly* Nov. 1 Corrigan* Nov. 8 at Anderson-Shiro*

Port Arthur Memorial Titans Aug. 30 at Deer Park Sept. 6 at Houston Madison Sept. 13 at Beaumont United Sept. 27 at Galena Park* Oct. 4 Goose Creek Memorial* Oct. 11 New Caney* Oct. 18 at New Caney Porter* Oct. 25 Kingwood Park* Nov. 2 at Houston Wisdom* Nov. 8 Houston Austin*

Port Neches-Groves Indians Aug. 30 at Silsbee



Sept. 6 at Huntsville Sept. 13 Tomball Sept. 27 Baytown Lee* Oct. 4 at Vidor* Oct. 11 Crosby* Oct. 18 Dayton* Oct. 25 at Santa Fe* Nov. 1 Barbers Hill* Nov. 8 at Nederland*

Sabine Pass Sharks Aug. 30 Pasadena First Baptist Sept. 6 at Lutheran North Sept. 13 Hull-Daisetta Sept. 19 Orangefield JV Sept. 27 Lutheran North Oct. 4 at Houston KIPP Oct. 17 at Orangfield JV Nov. 1 at Cisco Rey Jesuit Nov. 8 Galveston O’Connell

Silsbee Tigers Aug. 30 PN-G Sept. 6 Newton Sept. 13 at Nederland Sept. 20 Bridge City Sept. 27 at Lumberton Oct. 4 Spring Hill Oct. 11 WO-S* Oct. 18 at Hardin-Jefferson* Oct. 25 Liberty* Nov. 1 at Hamshire-Fannett*

Warren Warriors Aug. 30 at Huntington Sept. 6 Evadale Sept. 13 at West Hardin Sept. 27 Hardin* Oct. 4 at Woodville* Oct. 11 at Anahuac* Oct. 18 Buna* Oct. 25 at Kirbyville* Nov. 1 Orangefield* Nov. 8 East Chambers*

West Brook Bruins Aug. 30 Houston Bellaire Sept. 6 Strake Jesuit Sept. 13 at Houston Lamar Sept. 27 CE King* Oct. 4 Beaumont United* Oct. 11 Channelview* Oct. 18 at La Porte* Oct. 24 North Shore* Nov. 1 at Deer Park* Nov. 7 Baytown Sterling*

West Hardin Oilers Aug. 30 at Acadiana Christian Sept. 6 Hull-Daisetta Sept. 13 Warren Sept. 20 Tomball Rosehill Sept. 27 Legacy Sports Science Oct. 4 Evadale* Oct. 11 at Burkeville* Oct. 18 Colmesneil* Oct. 25 at Lovelady* Nov. 1 Grapeland*

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The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is reminding hunters and anglers that all current year Texas hunting and fishing licenses (except the year-to-date fishing license) expire the end of August, and new licenses for 2019-20 go on sale Thursday, Aug. 15.

Texas hunting, fishing licenses go on sale Thursday, Aug 15th Staff Report For e Record AUSTIN - e Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is reminding hunters and anglers that all current year Texas hunting and fishing licenses (except the year-to-date fishing license) expire the end of August, and new licenses for 2019-20 go on sale ursday, Aug. 15. Outdoor enthusiasts in Texas purchase more than 2.4 million hunting and fishing licenses annually. Hunters and anglers can purchase licenses online, by phone or in person at any of the agency's 28 law enforcement field offices, at more than 50 state parks, and at over 1,700 retailers across the state. Hunting and fishing licenses are available online at, at license retailers or by phone at (800) 895-4248. e online transaction system is available 24/7. Call center hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ere is a required $5 administrative fee for each phone or online transaction, but unlimited items can be purchased during a single transaction for this $5 fee. New this year, starting Sept. 1, are enhancements to make the licensing process simpler and faster. "Expedited checkout" speeds the process of re-purchasing the same license items bought during the previous three years. TPWD has also made it easier to show proof-of-license. Now hunters and anglers can use an electronic image of their license as proof-of-license and show/display it in any of these ways: (1) an electronic photo of your license, (2) an emailed receipt, (3) via your account within the license point-of-sale system, the Outdoor Annual App or the My Texas Hunt Harvest App (for hunters). You still must have your physical license for any activities requiring tags and the physical federal duck stamp for waterfowl hunting. License buyers will also enjoy a new, more mobile-friendly online system when purchasing on their phone. In addition to purchasing a new license, hunters can also enter to win any of 10 premium guided hunt packages in the Big Time Texas Hunts drawing. All lodging and food is included and most of the packages allow winners to bring friends along to hunt. ere are packages to hunt

bighorn sheep, mule deer, white-tailed deer, nilgai, pronghorn, waterfowl, upland game birds, wild hog and more. New this year is the addition of waterbuck to the Exotic Safari hunt, which offers the chance to hunt gemsbok, scimitar-horned oryx, and axis deer--plus win a bonus Ruger American rifle and Vortex scope, donated by McBride's Guns in Austin. Big Time Texas Hunts entries are available online for $9 each at or for $10 each at license retailers or by phone at (800) 895-4248. Big Time Texas Hunts has raised over $9 million for wildlife research, habitat conservation efforts, and public hunting programs in Texas over the last 20 years. Resident hunters and anglers can also purchase an entry in the Lifetime License Drawing. ree lucky winners will each win a Lifetime Super Combo License and never need to buy another Texas hunting or fishing license again. Entries are $5 each and can be purchased online, by phone or at any license retailer. e first entry deadline for the three monthly drawings is Sept. 30. When making their purchase, license buyers can add a donation of $1, $5, $10 or $20 to help support the Feeding Texas Hunters for the Hungry program or the Veterans Commission's Veterans Assistance Fund. Donations to the Hunters for the Hungry program provide hunters with a way to donate legally harvested deer to participating processors, and this processed meat goes to local food banks to feed Texas families in need. Donations to the Fund for Veterans Assistance program provides grants to veteran service organizations and nonprofit charitable institutions that assist veterans and their families at the community level throughout Texas. Hunting and fishing regulations for the new season are available in the Outdoor Annual in print, online and on the Outdoor Annual mobile app. A limited number of Outdoor Annual booklets are available at license retailers. To get more information on Texas hunting and fishing throughout the year, sign up for free email updates at or by texting TPWD HUNT or TPWD FISH and your email address to 468-311 (ex. TPWD HUNT

Sabine Showdown sets $15,000 payout The waters in Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana are going to be filled with money this September as the Lamar State College Port Arthur Sabine Showdown Fishing Tournament gets underway. The tournament, sponsored by Golden Pass LNG and Motiva, will feature $15,000 in payouts in three categories: heaviest redfish stringer, heaviest flounder stringer, and heaviest trout stringer. "The support for this tournament has been incredible," said Scott Street, LSCPA Director of Athletics and tournament director. "The area petrochemical industry and their partners, especially, have been all-in from the time we announced our plans to host this tournament." The event will take place September 14 starting at 7 a.m. with weigh-in from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Carl Parker Multipurpose Center on the campus of

Lamar State College Port Arthur, 1800 Lakeshore Drive, Port Arthur. Proceeds from the tournament will be used to provide scholarships, purchase and maintain training equipment, and other campus needs at LSCPA. Anglers can fish in any public waters in teams of one or two people. Entry is open until September 6 at 5 p.m. online at "We're taking an approach to this tournament that allows pretty much anyone who wants to participate the opportunity to do so," Street said. "You can wade fish, fish from the bank, or go out in a boat to catch the winning stringer. And the prize money is really enticing." Payout for each of the three stringer categories is $1,500 for first place, $1,250 for second, $1,000 for third, $500 for fourth and $250 for fifth place. Adding side pots, the total payout is about $15,000.

Sponsorships for the tournament are still available at varying levels with individual team entries open at $250 each. Each team receives two complimentary tickets to the Friday, September 13, Captain's Dinner, which will also be held at the Carl Parker Center starting at 5:30 p.m. During that time, there will be door prizes, a silent auction, side pot purchases and an open bar. Other sponsors for the event include Bechtel, Trinity Industries, Valero Energy Foundation, SpawGlass, Flint Hills Resources, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, and Port Arthur LNG. Sponsorships or individual team entries, as well as additional Captain's Dinner tickets, can be purchased by calling 409-984-6291 or by visiting the tournament website at Complete rules are also available at the tournament website.

Five steps to take five years away from retiring

Retirees are redefining what it means to be retired. If you’re within five years of retirement, here are steps to take now to help attain the lifestyle you want in the future. Start a new career. Launch a business. Volunteer. ink it’s a young person’s wish list? ink again. In fact, these are some of the activities baby boomers see themselves pursuing as they head into retirement, according to American Funds’ Wisdom of Experience survey. Investors age 50 and above who participated in the study are generally optimistic and excited about their next chapter and expect to lead an active lifestyle. As Americans live longer and healthier lives, they’re redefining what it means to be retired. Deena Katz, an associate professor of personal financial planning at Texas Tech University and co-chairman of Evensky & Katz/Foldes Financial Wealth Management, doesn’t even like to use the word “retirement”; she prefers “next phase.” “Retirement conjures up images of people sitting on a porch,” Katz said. “at’s not true today.” Before you start this “next phase,” it’s important to make sure you’re emotionally and financially prepared. e steps you take today could have a profound impact on the kind of life you have down the road. If you expect to retire within the next five years, consider the following pre-retirement checklist. 1. Step back and daydream ink about the kind of life you want down the road. Do you see yourself living near your children? Do you want to go back to school? Is travel a priority? “ink about how you will fill your time,” said John Grable, a professor of financial planning at the University of Georgia. For example, you might be excited about the opportunity to golf, “but is it enough to keep you mentally and physically engaged for the next 30 years?” “Get a piece of paper and draw what you would like to do in the next 10 years and in the next 20 years,” Katz recommended. “One of my clients, a pharmaceuticals CEO, became a high school science teacher. e ideas are limitless.”

2. Run the numbers Once you have your goals in mind, map out your projected retirement budget. Start by listing your basic living expenses, such as housing costs, insurance and taxes. Factor in any additional costs that could arise over time, like potential long-term care expenses. Finally, add in the costs of discretionary ventures you want to pursue to enrich your retirement years. Remember, some of your current expenditures, such as the annual amounts you’ve been setting aside for your retirement, or commuting costs, might go down in retirement. Others expenses, like travel and entertainment, could go up. With your projected budget mapped out, it’s time to see whether your assets and estimated retirement income will be enough to cover your anticipated costs. ese calculations should take into account the effect inflation will have on the future purchasing power of your retirement savings. You might want to speak with a financial planner who can run the numbers and help make sure you’re on track. A good rule of thumb: Many experts predict that you’ll need about 70% to 85% of your pre-retirement income to maintain your current lifestyle in retirement. Social Security typically replaces about 40% of the average person’s income. Ask yourself, “Is that nest egg going to be enough to fund the activities you want to do?” Grable said. If not, you might want to adjust your financial plan, whether that means working longer or delaying your Social Security benefits. 3. Save more Statistics show that many workers simply haven’t saved up enough for retirement. Not having enough money for retirement was the top concern for Americans in a recent Gallup poll. Only half of pre-retirees in American Funds’ Wisdom of Experience survey expect to have more retirement income than their parents.

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Healthy, appealing school lunches By Sandra Arevalo For e Record As a mom and registered dietitian, I often ask myself: "What can I pack for my daughter's lunch?" From kindergarten to now middle school, her taste and interests have changed, and these changes also apply to her food choices. For that reason, it's important as parents to select foods for each stage, making sure we're catering to our kids' interests and nutritional needs. I feel defeated when her packed lunch is returned home untouched. is can happen for a variety of reasons, but most times it's when the food around the kids – though perhaps not the healthiest – is more attractive and might taste better than their packed lunch. How do you make sure your kids prefer their lunch? Here are nine tips to help you prepare healthy and attractive lunches this school year. Talk to your kids about the foods they prefer, including consistencies and flavors. Younger children might prefer foods that are soft and brighter in color. As they grow older, they might prefer crunchier consistencies, more flavor and

less vibrant colors. Use some of their favorites in different recipes. Ask what their peers are bringing. If they aren't the best choices, talk about why, and look for healthier alternatives. For example, if your kids like chips, talk about switching to sweet potato baked chips or veggie sticks. Take your kids to the supermarket with you and read labels together. Look for foods that are lower in sugar, sodium and fat, and rich in vitamins and minerals. Let them choose their favorite fruits and vegetables, and encourage them to pick some new choices to try. Balance snacks and meals. e best lunches and snacks have foods from at least three food groups: fruits and vegetables, lean protein and whole grains. When you combine these foods, your kids will get energy, protein, dietary fiber and a variety of vitamins and minerals. Keep portions small. Teach your kids to eat what's enough to be satisfied, not full. Teach that satisfied means they're no longer hungry, while full is an uncomfortable feeling and an indication that they've eaten too

much already. Look for kid-friendly recipes and cook together. ey will be more interested in tasting the food when it's the result of their own work. Make it fun and tasty. Visual appearance and taste of food are equally important. Try to create different shapes, like curly carrot ribbons or half a moon sandwiches. Prevent food-borne illnesses by making sure the food is stored at the right temperature. Cold foods should be kept cold and warm foods warm. Remind your kids to wash their hands before every meal. Encourage kids to be different. Inspire your children to feel proud of their healthy food and their food choices. And why not – proud of a mom who cares! Making healthy lunches doesn't have to be difficult. Exercise the best of your creativity with new ingredients, recipes, shapes and colors. Aim to give your food good looks and flavor. Make sure you include protein, fruits and/or vegetables and whole grains each time. But most of all, don't forget that in all you do, the most important ingredient is always already there: your love.

Handling school anxiety As the summer winds down, kids often get both excited and nervous about returning to school. Many students eagerly anticipate seeing friends, sharing stories and going back-toschool shopping. But others experience growing worries as the first day approaches. Whenever there is change, anxiety is natural. While it can be hard to see your child on edge, it's important for parents to understand that anxiety is an inevitable part of life. In fact, if one does not feel occasional moodiness, there may be a bigger problem than situational stress, like depression. It's common for kids to start each semester with some apprehension. Many worry about who will be their teacher, who will be in their class and who will sit next to them. Others wonder if they are good enough to make the team, smart enough to get good grades and cool enough to be accepted. Seemingly minor things can be a big deal to an angst-ridden adolescent. One of the most important things a parent can do is listen to their child’s thoughts. Mom and Dad often want to offer solutions; but, in many cases, all your son or daughter wants is to feel validated. Empathy can go a long way toward helping a student overcome beginning-ofschool jitters. e start of a new school year has also been known to make kids more moody or irritable. ese elevated emotions are often the result of newly imposed academic structure. Parents should make an extra effort to ease children away from the lazy days of summer and back into academic schedules, like adjusting bedtimes so that kids get ample sleep before the bell

rings. During the first few weeks of the new academic year, it's common for both students and parents to feel off balance. As a family, commit to staying organized. Purchase a wall calendar and hang it in a visible location. Parents should record important dates such as parent-teacher conferences, doctors’ appointments and late school starts. Students should write in big games, exam days and major assignment due dates. Families can proactively avoid chaos when everyone is aware of their schedule. Upfront conversations about how to manage homework, school activities and free time can further minimize organizational concerns. Many kids want to do it all, causing stress as one struggles to meet classroom demands and after-school requirements. Others prefer to disengage often, resulting in an unmotivated and lethargic student. Parents should establish realistic grade expectations and encourage their child to participate in at least one activity, while ensuring their kids aren't overextended and seeking the right work-life balance for themselves. Last, engage in some retail therapy to enhance your student’s mood during this stressful time of the year. Most kids enjoy buying new things, so purge the closet and head to the mall. In addition to the standard purchases of new clothes and school supplies, make sure to buy some things that will brighten up the home study area. It is the rare student that gets excited about doing math problems, but a spruced-up homework space may be just the motivation your child needs to crack the books.

Then and now: The Backstreet Boys were a big deal in the 1990s adn now, decades later, they’re just as hot as ever. The Boys will be in concert on August 31 at the Toyota Center in Houston then on September 3 at the Cajundome in Lafayette, Louisiana.


The Tubes, Warehouse Live, Houston Aug. 31 Backstreet Boys, Toyota Center, Houston Sept. 3 Backstreet Boys, Cajundome, Lafayette, La. Sept. 7 Chris Young, Chris Janson, Locash, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, The Woodlands Sept. 8 John Mayer, Toyota Center, Houston Slipknot, Volbeat, Gojira, Behemoth, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, The Woodlands Sept. 9 KISS, Toyota Center, Houston Sept. 21 Carrie Underwood, Toyota Center, Houston Peter Frampton, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, The Woodlands Sept. 22 Iron Maiden, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, The Woodlands Carrie Underwood, Cajun-


It’s never too late to try to boost your retirement savings. Workers over the age of 50 can take advantage of catch-up provisions that allow them to save more in retirement accounts. Diane Oakley, executive director of the National Institute on Retirement Security, recommends cutting 10% from your household budget and putting those dollars into savings. “Practice living on less by saving more,” Oakley said. 4. Review your asset allocation e mix of assets you have today may no longer be appropriate as you head towards retirement. “In the next phase, you’re going to be living off of your resources,” Katz said, rather than a steady paycheck.


From Page 6A dome, Lafayette, La. Sept. 24 Phil Collins, Toyota Center, Houston Sept. 25 The Who, Toyota Center, Houston Oct. 3 Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Pistol Annies, Tenille Townes, Cajundome, Lafayette, Oct. 23 Styx, Smart Financial Center, Houston Oct. 25 Vince Neil, Warehouse Live, Houston Oct. 27 Zac Brown Band, Lukas Nelson, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, The Woodlands Nov. 2 The Chainsmokers, 5 Seconds of Summer, Lennon Stella, Toyota Center, Houston Nov. 12 The Black Keys, Shannon and The Clams, Modest Mouse, Toyota Center, Houston Dec. 21 Tracy Byrd, Jefferson Theatre, Beaumont

From Page 4B at means you’ll likely want to adjust your asset allocation to lower your portfolio risk. To preserve capital, consider moving some money out of stock funds and into bond funds and cash equivalents. While the opportunities for growth in your portfolio could be lowered, you might sleep better knowing your retirement dollars are in more stable investments. 5. Weigh your Social Security options A key decision everyone has to make as he or she approaches retirement is when to claim Social Security benefits. You can start drawing your retirement benefits at any point from age 62 up to age 70, but your benefits will be higher the longer you delay starting.


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Loving Your Neighbor - Getting Rare

Charles Empey

CHARLES EMPEY Guest Columnist For The Record Jesus said “By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.” As for the majority of the world, He said it would come to “wars and rumors of wars,” race will rise against race,” “authorities will rise against authorities”, “starvation (we can relate this to the millions of homeless in our country alone), “pestilences” () “earthquakes everywhere,” “many shall be offended, and shall betray one another…and hate one another,”and be cause iniquity shall abound, the love of many call wax cold.” (Matt. 24:6-12) Paul was inspired of God to write in 2Tim.

3 that “men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous (always wanting more and what others have), boasters (braggers), proud (no humility, selfcentered) blasphemers (no respect for authority, especially God) disobedient to parents (the destruction of family) unthankful, unholy (living in sin without conscience), without natural affection (putting affection where God commands it not to be) truce breakers (again a society that can’t trust each other) heady, high-minded, lovers or pleasure more than lovers of God (God and church and holy living no longer the priority, but pleasing self, doing what feels good even if it is not right

Ministry Opportunity . . . If you are looking for a church home and want to gather up heavenly rewards to honor Christ, why don’t you consider being a part of the building up of a church? If you have been born again in Christ Jesus, well versed in the Bible, have the gift of following God’s Pastor in such a work as this and are willing to yet learn further and not afraid to share the Gospel at the door, there is work and unlimited blessings for you here in Orange, Texas. If interested, call 409-883-4155, Monday - Thursday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.


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

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

Cove Baptist Church 1005 Dupont St. • Orange

Sunday: Life Groups 9:15 AM / Worship 10:30 AM Sunday Evening: 6 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

with God), ever leaning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.” (Pushing education but missing the one truth that keeps life pure and right, the Bible). So, in a world that has gone crazy, something Jesus told us would happen just before He returns and the end of the world be near, loving each other at times seems a rarity, especially the hard to love ones. Love your neighbor now comes with conditions or is something of the past in the distrust and the selffirst society we have become.  Worse, it is not getting better year by year. Going back to what Jesus said in John 13:35, He said, “By  this

shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.” This helps us understand what is happening as we rush toward the end of the world first as we once knew it to the end of its existence. God ran out of patience with mankind in Noah’s day and said He would again, but not judge by a flood of all the earth, but of fire (Revelation 20). Here’s my point…we have come to either a self-righteous religion or a totally reprobate society.  Jesus says in John 13 that when you do find a difference where people are loving one another, and loving his neighbor unconditionally (the only love Jesus knows), these are truly Jesus disciples, a people who have truly been born again in Christ Jesus, having now the Holy Spirit of comfort and promotion of Jesus’ love in them. It doesn’t hurt to examine your soul often and if your outward attitude toward others is not what Jesus describes as His unconditional love unto others,  you may be a member of the lost world instead of the disciples (family) of God. Charles Empey is the Pastor of Cove Baptist Church, Orange, TX.

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

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: Sunday School for all ages - 9:15 a.m. Sunday School for all ages - 9:15 am Morning Worship - 10:30Worship a.m. Evening Worship - 6:00 p.m. Morning - 10:30 am WEDNESDAY: Evening Worship - 6:00 pm Mid-Week Service - 6 p.m. Wednesday: Children’s Youth Activities - 6 p.m.(Nursery Provided) Service - 6:00 pm Mid-Week Sunday:

Children & Youth Activities - 6:00 pm

Nursery Provided

In His Steps

Not Your Average Church 2656B Mac Arthur Dr. • Orange • 409-221-2431

St. Paul United Methodist Church

1155 W. Roundbunch • Bridge City • 409.735.5546

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.”

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

West Orange Christian Church


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

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

“Our church family welcomes you!”

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

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

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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Dementia Care Givers’ Support Group

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

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

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Call 735-5305 • Penny Record Office: 333 West Roundbunch, Bridge City • County Record Office: 320 Henrietta, Orange Note: Offices Closed On Wednesday






NOTICE: Vehicle stored at Gilbeaux’s Towing and Transport Inc. 058449 VSF

HARRY’S APPLIANCES - Used appliances starting at $99.95, 302 10th. St. (10th. & main) Orange, We also buy used appliances, Call or come by 409-886-4111.

Truck for Sale, 1998 Dodge 1500 Sport, V8, A/C works, NO transmission. Engine 4 yr old w/ 32K miles, in great shape, Only $1250 Please call 971-227-3324

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Nursery Supervisor in four church services each week and all special services. $25 per service. For interview call 409-883-4155, Cove Baptist Church, Orange, TX. Drug testing and background check will be required.

988-2311 for more info or consultation.


Garage / Moving Sale located at 5399 Turner Rd in Orange on this Wed. 08/14, Thurs. 08/15 and Fri. 08/16 If rain delayed 9 am to 1 pm. Toys, collectables, power saws, hand tools, Dr. Stump Grinder, piano, electronics, used house fixtures, camping gear, slide projector & trays, Christmas decor, lots of misc. items.

House For Rent: 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, new carpet, central air/heat, appliances included, washer/ dryer hook ups inside house. Living room dining combination with patio doors opening to large covered deck overlooking private lake, covered parking for 2 cars. 8x22 storage room, nice yard with shade trees. Located on quite dead end street in Bridge City ISD. 1036 Leblanc $1100.00 month $400 deposit. Call 409-735-8288

Free Scrap metal removal. Do you have any old appliances, A/C units, tin, aluminum or any type of metals laying around? We will haul them away at no charge. If no answer, please leave name and number. Please call us or text us at 409330-1422

SEWING Jeans and other garments hemmed. Back to school, spirit wear and also costumes. Call at 409-238-1230

HOUSE FOR SALE For Sale Owner Finance, 3/1, 2 Story home at 506 Border in Orange. Large lot, needs some work. $39,900 Call 409-221-5848

American Legion Post 49 Hall Rentals Call for info @ 409-886-1241

LAND FOR SALE By Owner: 2.3 Premium Acres in West Orange, beautiful oak-lined property, near High School. 409-330-4882 or (cell) 713-203-7499, please leave message. (7/21) Residential Lot for sale: Residential area 175 deep x 95 across Orangefield ISD Mclewis area. Did Not Flood, Call for more info 409745-1295.

MISC FOR SALE For Sale Pro Form Crosswalk treadmill $150.00, 60x90 handquilted quilt $100.00 Call 409735-2966 or 409960-1524

BOAT FOR SALE For sale 1979 Newport 27 ft diesel engine fiberglass boat. Has one bent rod, best offer, Call 409-988-9318 / can be seen at Peggy’s Place.


positions! NO PHONE CALLS!!!

Apply in person at 1265 Texas Ave, Bridge City

Inside Moving Sale Come look and stay cool in AC this Fri. 16th and Sat. 17th from 8 am - till at 2578 FM 3247 (or Elmira Rd) N. on 87, 77632 to Little Cypress area. 4 pc bedroom set, coffee table, 2 glider rockers w/ stools, books, large Coca Cola picture, collectable cast iron cars, pictures, appliances (all kitchen needs). Lots of household items and new items. Come see. Garage Sale on Fri. Aug. 16th & Sat. Aug. 17th from 7 am to 2 pm at 2609 Burnett St. in West Orange. Huge garage sale with a lot of items. You don’t want to miss this sale.

Sewing Hemming Jeans Cheer Outfits Alterations 409-238-1230



TRACTOR WORK • Bush Hogging • Water • Dirt & Shell • Sewer • Electrical • Digging Services

LOCAL 409-670-2040

General laborer needed. 28 hours a week, 4 days a week, $8 per hour. Must be able to mow and weed-eat and clean up. Must be willing to pull automotive parts and clean vehicles. 409-221-2431 MINISTRY OPPORTUNIT Y

If you are looking for a church home and want to gather up heavenly rewards to honor Christ, why don’t you consider being a part of the building up of a church? If you have been born again in Christ Jesus, well versed in the Bible, have the gift of following God’s Pastor in such a work as this and are willing to yet learn further and not afraid to share the Gospel at the door, there is work and unlimited blessings for you here in Orange, Texas. If interested, call 409-8834155, Monday Thursday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

RAPE AND SUICIDE CRISIS CENTER of SETX provides critical services for those in crisis due to sexual assault, rape, suicide or general crisis. The 24 Hour Hot line is provided for crisis intervention at anytime, 24/7. Our number is 1-800-7-WE-CARE or 1-800-793-2273. Please do not hesitate to reach out to someone whom can help you during a crisis. 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: 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. The Lloyd Grubbs American Legion Post #49 located at 108 Green Avenue in Orange, meets on the second Saturday at 2 p.m., please join us. Pinnacle Academy offers private music lessons for Piano, Vocal, Guitar, Drums, Bass Trumpet, Ukulele, and more for all ages. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 945 W. Roundbunch, Bridge City. For more information, call 409-241-3920 or visit www.PinnacleMusicAcademy. com.


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The Orange County Beekeepers Group is a group of local beekeepers interested in spreading information about honeybees and the pollination service they perform. The 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 409-7280344 or Brian Muldrow 713-377-0356. BCHS Alumni Association’s goal is to keep pride in the history and traditions of Bridge City High School and keep friendships that were attained while at BCHS alive and on-going. , If you would like to get more information or join you can either call Mr. D. Segura at 409-7209999 or email the group at bchs_

FOR SALE FOR RENT 409-735-5305

118 temp. positions; approx 4 months; Job to begin on 9/11/19 through 1/10/20. Duties: Perform sugarcane harvesting work on farm(s) and at sugarcane mill. Sugarcane harvesting work will be performed in shifts 6 days a week from 5:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. with one hour lunch break during each shift. Worker will only work one shift per day. Perform manual labor to cut sugarcane from its growing position of the farm, gathering sugarcane after it is cut and loading it, and transporting the sugarcane to concentration points. Assist in harvesting sugarcane on the farm(s) site and then loading sugarcane while being able to sustain sitting, stooping, bending-repetitive motion. Operate farm vehicles/equipment like combines, harvesters, hauling truck and similar agricultural equipment. Repair and maintain farm vehicles, implements, mechanical equipment and trucks. Operate trucks to haul sugarcane from farm site to sugarcane mill. Optional additional hours as business demands. CDL or equivalent required. No training offered. Must be able to lift 50lbs. Work tools, equipment, and supplies are provided by the employer. Housing is provided for workers who cannot return to their residence at the end of the workday. After hired, worker may be required to take a random drug test at no cost to the worker. Testing positive or failure to comply may result in immediate termination from employment. $11.33 per hour; 48 hour week; OT varies, not guaranteed. 3 months experience required in job offered. CDL or equivalent required. All work tools provided. Housing and transportation provided to workers who can not reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of the work day; Transportation and subsistence expenses to the worksite will be provided by the employer upon completion of 50% of the work contract, or earlier, if appropriate; ¾ hours guaranteed in a work day during contract. Employment offered by South Louisiana Sugar Cane Grower’s Association located in Raceland, LA and made up of member that are sugar cane farmers in the following parishes: Lafourche, St. James, Terreboone, Lafayette, St. John the Baptist, St. Charles, Assumption, and Iberia Parish. Workers will work at the assigned farm. Qualified applicants may call employer for interview (985) 537-3533. Applicants may apply for this position at their nearest SWA office located at 304 Pearl St., Beaumont, TX 77701 and reference LA job order number 897470.

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• The Record • Week of Wednesday, August 14, 2019

5 Ways to Set Up the Perfect Workstation

(StatePoint) Before the school year kicks into high gear, it’s important to give yourself the tools needed for academic success and maximum organization. Here are five ideas to set up the perfect workstation: 1. Clear up clutter. First, determine how you use items. If paperwork is referenced multiple times a week, store it on your desk in a file tray or upright sorter. If you use these items more rarely, you can store them in a drawer using a hanging filing system. Likewise, keep the tools you use most -- pens, pencils, calculator, on your desk. A compartmental caddy is a tidy way to

store such items of varying sizes. 2. Give it some life. Plants can help liven up a work atmosphere, bringing vitality to the space. Improving indoor air quality and being associated with mental health benefits, houseplants are more than just beautiful. And introducing them to a workstation may just help boost productivity during long study sessions. 3. Visualize it. Great for prepping school presentations or easily viewing documents, a projector is a great addition to a student’s workstation. Those in the Casio LampFree lineup feature highbrightness, are low-maintenance and have a lifetime of up to 20,000 hours, making them a good choice for students. 4. Write it down. No workstation is complete without a handy notebook, kept close by. Whether it’s making to-do lists, jotting down quick thoughts or taking notes, this is a must-have item, even in today’s digital world. 5. Add it up. A basic desktop calculator is essential to any student’s workstation. Those from Casio feature 12 digits, and run on both battery and solar power so you can work anywhere, and with independent memory, you can easily take breaks from tasks and return to them later. 6. The right light. If possible, set up workstations near sources of natural light for a mood and focus boost. For nighttime study sessions and for those without windows, high-quality task lighting is critical. Versatility is key, so look for a desk lamp with an adjustable neck as well as dimming capabilities. For space-savers, check out desk lamps pulling double-duty -- many of today’s models feature USB charging ports at their base.

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• 7 Lbs. USDA Heavy Beef T-Bones • 7 Lbs. Fresh Fryers • 6 Lbs. Rib Cut Pork Chops • 5 Lbs. Extra Lean Ground Round • 4 Lb. Boneless Rump Roast • 3 Lbs. Tender Cutlets • 3 Lbs. Lean Boneless Stew Meat • 2 Stuffed Chicken Breasts








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