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County Record The Community Newspaper of Orange, Texas
Vol. 51 No. 43
Week of Wednesday, January 25 , 2012
Drug seizures buy cops new fitness center Penny Leleux
For The Record
Orange County Sheriff Keith Merritt informed commissioners Monday of his intentions to create a fitness center for law enforcement officers with drug seizure money. “This is a project we have been working on for the better part of a year now, back and forth with the Justice Department,” said Merritt. “We finally got the clearance from
Aircraft spins off runway at OC Airport Staff Report
For The Record
The Orange County Emergency Management office has reported a jet aircraft carrying nine people, crashed on the run way at the Orange County Airport at approximately 10:03 a.m. Tuesday. Reports indicate the jet came in for landing and a wind gust pushed the airplane off the runway, causing the nose gear to collapse. The names of those on board the plane were not released and no injuries have been reported. Officers from the Texas Department of Public Safety were on the scene to help assist. Sergeant Richard Howard with the DPS office said the FAA has been notified and the Orange County Airport will be closed until further notice pending clearance from the FAA and NTSB for cleanup.
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them.” There are very strict regulations governing what drug money can be used for, but the purchase of fitness equipment is one of the things that “they
highly encourage” said the sheriff. Merritt said that in the past, memberships at some of the areas gyms were maintained for the purpose of keeping of-
ficers fit which can be critically important at times, especially for the S.W.A.T. team. “We haven’t done that in a while and this will alleviate all that,” said Merritt. “It’s com-
mercial grade equipment.” He said it would be the same equipment that would be in found in any of the local gyms. A building on Border Street is already available for use that
Rawls to begin new life of service Penny Leleux
For The Record
Debbie Rawls, Orange County auditor, will retire on Jan. 31. “I’m ready to do something else,” said Rawls. She is thinking about volunteering with the Salvation Army. Rawls also plans on spending time traveling to visit family in North Carolina. That’s where her sister and nieces live. “I don’t have any grandchildren yet,” she said. Rawls joined the county as assistant auditor in 1994 and worked her way up to her current position. Her department is under the direction of the district court and is funded through Orange County Commissioners Court. The county auditor is appointed, not elected. “It’s more objective when we audit,” she said. “We pay the bills and audit the cash offices.” They conduct a detailed audit once a year to ensure the proper portion of money is going to the state and county coffers and everyone is following guidelines. Surprise cash accounts are done more frequently. “We’re used to looking for things out of the ordinary,” she said. “We have a really good group here. Our office gets along well with others. They respect us for the way we handle ourselves.” She is looking forward to what the future holds, but knows she will miss her fellow employees.
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Orange Trade Days brings life to east side Mike Louviere For The Record
Switching gears, Nichols, a former Texas Department of Transportation commissioner, next addressed the upcoming Interstate 10 construction from Adams Bayou to the state line. “I’m very pleased TxDOT will continue construction on I-10 to the state line. I want
When Billy Snyder bought the old East Town Shopping Center property about ten years ago he had no idea that he would eventually run a business that could revitalize the East side of Orange. There is the possibility that Orange Trade Days may be doing just that. S n y d e r bought the p r o p e r t y through a tax sale with the idea of running a warehouse business in SNYDER what had once been the space of businesses like Big Bonus Stamps, Weiners, TG&Y, and a couple of others. The biggest area, the old Weingartens store had burned and the remains of the store been razed. “Most of the businesses that were leasing space from me were storm chasers and needed a place to store their materials between jobs and for upcoming jobs,” Snyder said. “Storms started hitting here and the economy changed and the business started to relocate. That left me with property I needed to do something with besides just pay taxes on.” Snyder had a plot of land with seven acres of parking and over 42,000 square feet of space under cover, with electricity, that he needed to decide what to do with. Someone mentioned the idea of a large flea market. “My wife, Gabby, and I began to research what it would take to open such a business,” he said. “We did not know much about it, but we had 21,000 feet of indoor space that could be laid out for vendors shops and the ability to double that if things would work out. “After a few months of talking to people like Larry Tinkle that owns the big show in Winnie, we had enough information to try to get things started,” Snyder said. “We opened in June, which was
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Orange County auditor Deborah Rawls will be retiring Jan. 31 to begin a new life in public service through volunteerism. RECORD PHOTO: Penny Leleux
Incoming senator getting to know turf
For The Record
State Sen. Robert Nichols will represent Orange County in the Legislature beginning January 2013 and he has already made eight trips to the county from Jacksonville since last summer. He was in town Tuesday morning to become more acquainted with the area. “I like to meet new people and revisit those I have met before,” he said. “I want to open up lines of communication and understand the issues that are important to Orange County. I’m very pleased with the reception I have received. The people seem to be pleased that I’m interested.” The current elephant in the room for Texas politics is redistricting. Nichols said both the Legislature and the courts have drawn redistricting maps which have not affected Nichols’ Senate District 3. “It has left the area the same. It’s not in question. Technically, Orange County begins in Senate District 3 January 2013 when the Legislature goes into question,” he said. “From a practical standpoint, I can’t wait until then. People will be seeing more and more of me.” Senate District 3 covers 18 counties to the north and west of Orange County. Nichols said Orange County will change from being one of the smallest counties in their district to being one of the largest in Senate District 3. The state is waiting on federal courts in San Antonio and Washington, D.C. to make a
once housed the crime lab, before it was relocated. Its small said the sheriff, but he has already had someone look MERRITT at it and gave them a list of equipment that would benefit the department and fit into the space available. The fitness center would be available to all county law enforcement including the constables and members of the S.W.A.T. team which is comprised of members of several different area agencies. That is also one of the government restrictions; it can only be used
Roy Dunn, publisher of The Record Newspapers, Carlton “Corky” Harmon, 37 year chairman of the Lamar Foundation and State Sen. Robert Nichols met when the senator was in town on Tuesday. RECORD PHOTO: Mark Dunn
decision on redistricting in Texas. Nichols estimates a decision will be made by Feb. 6 because both Republicans and Democrats have presented their information to the courts. He cautioned, however, the courts have no timeline to adhere to and both parties have urged them to make a decision so Texas can get on with its
Spring primary. There’s also a possibility Texas may have two primaries this year which Nichols said would be “horrible.” He believes the two primaries would not only affect the Presidential and U.S. Senate race in an adverse way, but it would affect over 2,000 local races statewide in a negative way.
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Deweyville swing bridge joins Orange County’s on NR listing
The BCHS Strutters pose on the Cow Bayou Swing Bridge in Bridge City in 2007. RECORD PHOTO: Mark Dunn
For The Record
The last of its kind will soon be duly noted. The Newton County Historical Commission and the Newton County Commissioners will hold a dedication service for the Deweyville Swing Bridge of the Official National Register of Historic Places Plaque. The service will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 3 at State Highway 12 on the Sabine River in Deweyville. Refreshments are to follow. Ed Gallagher, a member of the Newton County Historical Commission, said they have been trying for seven years to get the designation. The hold up in the process was having to rewrite Texas and Louisiana history and wait for approval from the National Park Service. “I guess they have a different criteria [the Texas and Louisiana Historical Commissions]. It took two years to approve it. They only meet once or twice a year,” he said. Several dignitaries will make speeches, a band will be playing and the marker will be un-
County business by law enforcement and no one else. “We’re trying to set standards,” said Merritt. “You never know what kind of call you’re going to go on. We’re trying to get our guys and girls in the best shape they possibly can and I think this is going to be a real worthwhile project.” Orange County Commissioners gave Merritt approval Monday to fill a vacant full time corrections officer position. “We have a vacancy in the jail. We need to go ahead and fill it if we can so we can go ahead and get our jail back up to full strength,” said Merritt. In an unrelated matter, the court authorized the continuation of salary and benefits to Officer Chris Brown through Dec. 31. Brown was disabled while on duty and by law must
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receive full salary and medical coverage through the expiration of the current sheriff’s term. The motion passed without discussion since it was a matter of law as advised by Douglas E. Manning, the assistant county attorney. Commissioners also approved the purchase of a 2,000 gallon distributor oil truck for Road and Bridge. Dubose had previously asked Les Anderson, county engineer, to hold off on the purchase for 30 days because of the cost. “He’s run all his traps and as I understand it, there’s nothing available from TxDOT,” said Dubose. “The backup truck for this operation is a 1992 model. We used it again this last year because we had to, because the other one was down. It does not have a computer system on it like the new ones do
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veiled at the event. “The bridge will be in real good condition. It’s used every day,” Gallagher said. “It was unnavigable by the Coast Guard and closed to water traffic in 1995. It’s one of the last historical swing bridges left.” The Deweyville Swing Bridge is the oldest of the existing swing bridges in the State of Texas, according to the National Park Service. It was constructed in 1938 as a work-relief construction project during the Great Depression. It joins its sister bridge, the Cow Bayou Swing Bridge on Highway 87 in Bridge City on the national register. Gallagher said in a prior Record article Newton County only has three things on the national register and the bridge was an important project for them. On Nov. 12, 2007, Gallagher received confirmation of the bridge being eligible for the national register from both the Texas Department of Transportation and the Texas Historical Commission. In Sept. of 2008, Gallagher sent nomination information to the commission. A year later, on Sept. 19, 2009, the commission’s state review board approved the request. Adrienne Campbell of the Texas Historical Commission said the dispute between Texas and Louisiana opened a new can of worms as the historical commission had to prove the historical significance of the bridge to both states. “[The bridge] was a significant resource for Texas,” Campbell said. “Texas only has three historic, road swing bridges- which means that they are over 50 years old. Louisiana, which has many more navigable waterways, has a lot of swing bridges which makes them very common.” After the rewriting and resubmitting of the bridge information, the Louisiana National Register Review Committee approved the request on April 7, 2011, which led to the bridge finally being placed on the national register earlier this month. “It is just an honorary kind of thing,” Campbell said. “It doesn’t generally provide protection from new construction projects. But, for instance, if a road widening project were to take place on State Hwy. 12, the contractors would have to conduct a study, for alternatives to just tearing the bridge down, under the National Historic Preservation Act.”
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and does not operate as efficiently, so I make a motion to approve this expenditure. It’s in the capital budget.” The court approved the purchase with County Commissioner Precinct 4 Jody Crump being the only dissenting vote. The 1992 truck will be moved to surplus and auctioned off when the next county auction is held. Anderson was also given permission to fill a mechanics position for Road and Bridge. The department has had two vacancies for mechanics for a while, but is only filling one of those vacancies at this time. Also discussed was adoption of the county’s retro reflectivity plan for road signs required by TxDOT. When night time speed limits were eliminated and signs removed, it left daytime speed limits not visible at night because of lack of reflectivity. The Federal Highway Administration mandated that had to be corrected and had a deadline as to when it had to be completed. The county will spread out the cost of the mandate by changing signs with reflected ones only as they need to be replaced. In other business the court acknowledged a direct deposit from the state comptroller of $295,842.25 for the 1 ⁄ 2 cent sales tax and use allocation for the month of November 2011 which was credited to the general operating fund. Bills were authorized for payment totaling $304,179.81 which included the final payment to Cleveland Construction for Justice of the Peace Precinct 3 facility in the amount of $37, 832.85; $4,580.18 to Schaumburg and Polk for the Shelter of Last Resort; and $21,652,83 to University of Texas Medical Branch for a contract payment due Jan. 15. For the purchase of a desk copier, $1,800 was transferred from capitol contingency to the County Court at Law account.
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Pinehurst looks at Emergency Notifications System Mike Louviere For The Record
Several items made the agenda at the Pinehurst City Council meeting on Tuesday. The lead item on the agenda was the opportunity to join the Black Board Connect Emergency Notification System. With the exception of the City of Pinehurst and Orange County all other entities are signed on with the system. Black Board is a system with the capabilities of sending out 3.2 million one minute messages in one hour. The system can be used to quickly notify citizens of emergencies of any type. The information may be transmitted by telephone, email, or text messaging. The cost of the system would be paid from a grant through the Southeast Texas Regional Planning Commission. Data is entered into the system through a highly secure data collecting system. At present the data entered comes from landline telephone numbers. Persons using cell phones would have to opt in to have their information entered. Any citizen who did not wish to be a part of the system can opt out at any time. The city would be mapped out in specific areas and any event in that area would be broadcast on the Black Board system. The mapping of the areas would be under the jurisdiction of the city’s emergency coordinator. An area subject to flooding conditions could be drawn;
likewise an area subject to heave traffic events could be drawn as a separate area. With the funding coming from the grant, the cost to the city would be $3.77 per year for the three year life of the grant. If the grant is not renewed, the city would have the option to opt out of the program with no penalty. Following a presentation of the system by Jennifer Baylston, with Black Board and input from Sue Landry of SETRPC, the council voted unanimously to join the program. The council approved the date of May 12, 2012 for the election of the mayor and city councilmen. Mayor T.W. Permenter and Councilmen John Zerko and Robert “Bob” Williams will be up for reelection. The first day to pick up the election packets for anyone wishing to run for either office will be Feb. 5. The last day to obtain a packet will be March 5. If all three members up for reelection are unopposed, the city will have the option to cancel the election. City Administrator Joe Parkhurst reported that the ribbon cutting and open house for the new city hall and police station will be held Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 10 a.m. “Following the ribbon cutting we will be opening the city hall and police station from 10 until about noon for tours. We will also be serving refreshments at that time. We hope all of our citizens will come out and visit with us and enjoy our new facility,” Parkhurst said.
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to be of some encouragement to them. This action is supported by the communities in the county,” he said. Nichols is of the opinion TxDOT would eventually do the project, though the sooner the better. “I met personally met with the district engineer and [Pct. 4] Commissioner [Jody] Crump about what we needed to do. The evaluation team reconsidered bridges that didn’t need to be rebuilt and updated construction estimates made before the Recession. Nichols thinks the project when completed will allow traffic to flow better in the community and freeway economic development. “Transportation infrastructure is important to commerce. Construction is painful in the short-term but it will have long-term benefits,” Nichols aid. Another transportation asset for the county is the Port of Orange. “There’s a lot of economic opportunities for your port,” he said. “Orange is sitting on
the threshold of an economic boom. You have the interstate, rail, the intracoastal waterway and the port. You have one of the largest petrochemical complexes in the world. You have thins most communities are looking for. You’ve got all the ingredients. You also have the college (Lamar State College-Orange).” Addressing issues pertaining to the petrochemical industry, Nichols believes the Environmental Protection Agency needs to ease off on air discharge permits so industries can build additional units. As a member of the Natural Resources Committee of the Legislature, Nichols said he has spoked with many industrial leaders who tell him they’re not building due to EPA regulations. “They’re not doing the new units because they’re waiting to see what the EPA is going to do. They’re killing jobs and we’re losing billion of dollars,” he said. Nichols concluded the interview with a comment about the Keystone XL Pipeline status.
Orange Trade Days supposed to be a bad time because of the heat, but things went fairly well. We started with 15 vendors and had some things to work out that did not go as we wanted them to. Starting at a supposedly bad time was really good for us in the long run. We had time to build up business, add vendors and iron out the minor problems we had before the best time for a large amount of customers came with the cooler weather.” In the year and a half that Orange Trade Days has been in operation there have been 950 vendors that have been in and out of the show. There are 25 vendors that are considered “originals;” they have been there for the majority of the shows. There are vendors that come and go. “We are never real sure, with a few exceptions, who will be here for each show,” Snyder said. “The vendors like to go to different shows and not having the same vendors each month keeps our show different. Our customers can always expect to find something new here. The Orange Trade Days has had vendors start there and have gone on to open their own businesses, like Sisters and Friends, the café on Green Avenue. “They started cooking here and decided to open their café later,” said Snyder. “One thing that really helped us was that Penny LeLeux with the Record Newspapers did a sort of in-
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troductory story on us when we started. With the large circulation of the Record the word got around fast about what we were doing here. We credit that story with helping us draw a large number of people is a short time period.” The east side of Orange has been considered run down and dead for decades since Riverside was torn down and the shopping center closed. Orange Trade Days is having a positive effect on the neighborhood. People who visit Trade Days have found that the property is easy to access and safe to visit. Residents in the area are taking pride in having a business return to their neighborhood and hopeful that there may be another that will decide to locate in the east end. “Our property is safe,” he said. “We have people that were hesitant to visit us when we first opened, they would come in a group. Now we have single mothers bringing their children, alone, not in a group and having a good time and finding out that we have a great location. There are even residents that will call me in the off weeks if they see a suspicious car in the parking lot. On the weekends we have our shows, the police patrol and watch the property after we close.” The next dates for Orange Trade Days are Feb. 17-19.
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symbol of integrity, only to be fired during the 2011 season over a child sexual abuse scandal by an assistant coach died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012. He died as he lived, he fought hard and stayed positive and reminded everyone of how blessed his life had been. I find it sad that such a good man as Joe Paterno, died with an awful scandal hanging over his head that was not of his doing. He now joins the great Bear Bryant. They can spend time making O’s and X’s and reliving the glory days.
From the Creaux’s Nest THE RACE IS ON Across the nation, the GOP establishment woke up Sunday morning to find out that Newt Gingrich had won the South Carolina primary and was now their new leading standard bearer. If it didn’t give the Republican purest heartburn, they got bad stomach cramps realizing what Newt’s nomination would do to down ballot candidates. They have only one choice and that is to field dress him. To do that, they must gut him. That will be interesting to watch. In Romney they have a very weak candidate and if he can’t get there, then what. Could it be a brokered convention? One thing my Republican friends tell me is that it can’t be Newt. Let the bloodletting began. Charles Krauthammer, one of the country’s most conservative columnist, wrote in his Sunday column, “The President is a very smart man but if he wins in November that won’t be the reason. It will be luck. He could not have chosen a more self destructive adversary.” After watching the debate on NBC Monday, I must agree. The presidential timber just isn’t there. Where’s Jeb? The primary election in Florida on CNN January, 31. If Newt wins there, the panic will really set in. Another debate will be held Thursday. *****Our guy Earl Thomas will be a starter in the Pro-Bowl Sunday. He does us proud. *****I can’t wait for high school baseball to start. For now though, politics is the only game going and we are enjoying it. I’ve got to move on. Hop on and come along, I promise it won’t do you no harm. TURNING BACK THE HANDS OF TIME 10 Years Ago-2002 Andrew Hayes becomes the first African American to become superintendent of West Orange-Cove School district. Hayes is also the first person to have risen through the ranks, from teacher, coach, assistant principal and principal. *****Little Cypress-Mauriceville also selected its current superintendent from its ranks. Pauline Hargrave replaces Lamar Hebert, who retired last year. *****Robert Montagne was not only a teacher and principle before becoming superintendent; he also attended school in the district and is an Orangefield High grad. *****On a very sad note, 11-yearold Dustin Brack lost his life Saturday, Jan. 19, in a skiing accident, while on a church trip. Service was held Wed., Jan. 23. He was the son of Darla and Dan Brack Jr.*****Gene Rutledge, 81, also passed away Jan. 17. The former postmaster served in the Army Air Corp in WWII as a B-26 pilot. He leaves wife Lennie, children Calvin, David and Winnie and grandchildren. Service was held Sun., Jan. 20.*****On Feb. 3, Anabel and Arthur Anderson will be married 64 years. It will also be Arthur’s 89th birthday. (Editor’s note: Hard to believe he would be 99 years old today. The lovely Mrs. Anderson continues to live in the same home, on Cherry St., in Orange. She has been in failing health the last couple of years but is still a sweetheart. *****County Clerk Karen Jo Vance joined 400 county and district clerks at a seminar at Texas A&M. *****On Jan. 24, Jordan Humble turns five-years-old. (Editor’s note: Just think, today that boy is 15 years old.)*****Judge Carl Thibodeaux gives up the gavel as president of Southeast Texas Regional Planning Commission. He passed it on to David Moore, Beaumont mayor. Commissioner John Dubose and West Orange Mayor, Roy McDonald, will represent Orange County. 35 Years Ago-1977 Jeff Fruge, Orangefield football star, is named to 2-A All State Team. *****Bobby Smitherman named Citizen of the Year by Bridge City Chamber. *****Former sheriff Chester Holt is hospitalized after suffering a massive heart attack. *****The Bridge City girl’s basketball team remains undefeated in district play. *****Don Campbell is appointed Go-Texas Ambassador for the 1977 Houston Livestock Show. Other members are Don Katchik, Elaine Meyers and Wayne Fredrick. *****Robert Nelson is installed as president of the Orange Noon Lions Club. Other officers are Victor Campbell, W.E. Pritchett, and Oscar Dominques Carlson. JOE PATERNO DIES OF CANCER Joe Paterno, 85, who won more games, 409 in 46 seasons, than any other major college football coach and became the face of Pennsylvania State University and a
BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK Mark Walles, Amy Kidder, Garland Gresham, Jessica Hobbs, Judy Rogers, Malissie Bailey, Melanie Thevis, Tayler Thompson, Taylor Fraccastoro, Chelsea Anderson, Frank Richardson, Marie Howell, Noreen Cook, Haley Parish, Flip Flippen, Hayden Anderson, Mike Faulk, Nancy Vincent, Ollie Butler, Ginny Pelpier, Ron Huebel, Tommy Wolfford, Hazel Reedon, Jonathan Arnold, Kimberly Barclay, Melanie Prosperie, Mick Weidner, Tori Lummus, Virginia Pelitier, Bill Dixon, Cheryl Gonzales, Hollie Fregia, William Carpenter, Justin Gearhart, Chase Rendall, Colin Briggs, Jim Snider, Mary Ann Scofield, Rosalie Clark, Sheryl Richard, Sterling Werkheiser, Virginia Robinson, Kerstin Jewel, Wyman Ogden, Paula Perkins, Devra Cormier, Caitlyn Eubanks, Rachel Beaulieu, Ricky Miller, Traci Anderson, Amy Campbell, Lindsey Garrett, Shirley Whitley, Carolyn Martin, Brenda Dubose, Jason Myers, Jeanie Kreger, Shirley Jordan, Amy Campbell, Ted Blanchard, Chuck Rowley, Lily Fields, C.B. Burns, Marty Delano, Eric Mangham, Regina Gaspard, Ron Mason, Scott Free, Steven Kimbell and Telisha Kuykendall. A FEW HAPPENINGS Last week the Wednesday Lunch Bunch, dinning at Robert’s, had the pleasure of having former county commissioner Marcelle Adams stop by. She never meets a stranger even though most of the crew were longtime friends. Also dining with Marcelle was former longtime Bridge City teacher and councilor and also principle at Deweyville, Joy Scarborough. She is a beautiful lady who admits to being 83 years old but could pass for 10 years younger. She always seems to be on the go. She also makes the world’s best candy, special fudge loaded down with nuts and secret ingredients. Mark Dunn just happened to be one of the many students she taught so they enjoyed a great visit. *****The Lunch Bunch will dine at Novrozsky’s this week then back to Robert’s next. Everyone is always welcome. *****We had several visitors this week. Among them were Johnny Montagne and Al Judice. Al reports his mother, Lois, is doing well. Ian, one of our interns, is a student of Al’s lovely wife Michelle, who teaches at Lamar Port Arthur. Johnny deer hunted all winter but never saw the trophy deer he wanted so he didn’t kill any. Grandson Blaze however brought us a nice deer that was processed at K-Dans. *****Quincy Procell, despite two bad knees, is out making the rounds, explaining how important voting is. *****Democratic chairman Mark Carter will be entering the hospital for another back surgery on Feb. 1. *****Our longtime friend, a beautiful gal in a small package, Mickey Litton, is recovering from a broken vertebrae sustained in an auto accident several weeks ago. She crawls along but like dad Moe, she’s tough. *****Our buddy King Dunn is still having some health issues but here’s betting you can’t hold this 93 years old down for long. Best wishes friend.******Our friend Doug Harrington is coming around slowly. He returns to the hospital for his progress reports Feb. 1. He and Regina have moved into their new home at Spring. Doug has officially retired after 50 years as a pharmacist. He gave up his license. *****State senator Robert Nichols, from Jacksonville, stopped by. He’s a personable guy. He will be our senator in the new line up. At least he’s not from, the Woodlands. Hopefully we will get to know and count on him. Ninety percent of Orange County couldn’t pick Sen. Williams out in a line up. *****Speaking of good and bad, a just released report says our present United States Congress is the most unpopular in history. Eighty-seven percent of Americans say they are lousy and have accomplished nothing. *****On the same subject, the one thing your congressman is not telling you about the Keystone Project is that it is a Nebraska Republican governor and legislator that have asked President Obama not to approve the project. They recommended that future environmental test and conclusions be made. Also when complete it won’t help our independency on foreign oil. Canada will ship it here, we refine it and it goes back to them for sale on the open market. It won’t create the permanent jobs spinners are claiming either. Finally Republicans killed the project for now by insisting on a Feb. 21 deadline. Putting Obama’s feet to the fire doesn’t work. Notice how Sen. Cornyn carefully chose his words in his speech because Keystone can go to California for $10 less a barrel than coming all the way to Texas. They have to be careful with their rhetoric. *****Now hear this. You are being told that restrictions are hurting drilling in the Gulf. The truth is that despite the B.P. oil spill, Obama has issued slightly more permits than in the previous two years. We’re overloaded with refined oil in our refineries. You and I both know the high gas prices at the pump are not justified, we’re overloaded with natural gas. It’s another spin for big oil by a do nothing congress. It’s blame the other guy, get the heat off of me. Just the facts folks. ******Special folks celebrating their special day this week: First a belated happy birthday to Judge Janice Menard, a nice, pretty, olive-skinned Cajun lady who celebrated her special day on Sunday, Jan. 22.*** Also belated wishes to Matthew “Ski” Korczynski of Deweyville who turned 89 on the 23rd.***Mike Faulk, a good man who gave back to his
community, several years ago suffered a stroke. Today, he is in the same Orange nursing home as Ace Amadeo. Jan. 25 is Mike’s birthday and we wanted to recognize him and send best wishes. *****Also celebrating on Jan. 25 is Payton LaFleur and Mark Walles.*****Our neighbor on Henrietta St., historian Roy McDonald, turns 87 on Jan. 25.*****One of our favorite people, Nancy Vincent, who we don’t see often enough, celebrates on Jan. 26. Have a good one.***Firestone Chemical plant retiree Robert “Buddy” Stelter of Orange celebrates his 74th birthday Thursday, Jan. 26 with his wife Ann.***Leland Clay “Scooter” Gros, turns a big three years old on Jan. 27. He’s Brittney and Garrett’s tornado and Ms. Phyl and Roy’s great-grandson. * **It’s another birthday for Rodrick LaFleur on Jan. 27. ***Celebrating on Jan. 28 is Bill Dixon. Just a great guy. *****The beautiful Italian lady, Mary Ottea, turns 81 on Jan. 28. What a great friend she is. *****The Tadora twins, Mary Ann Scofield and Rosalie Clark, celebrate their big day Jan. 28. They make Italians proud and Cajuns too. ***What a gal, down to earth, always sweet, always friendly and a pleasure to know is Devra Cormier, who turns a year older Jan. 29. The years have treated her well. *** Happy birthday Jan. 31 and best wishes to Ms. Lily Fields, who is sometimes a little headstrong but always intelligent and caring. *****Good friends Pat and H.D. Pate celebrate their anniversary this week. Congrats and may your partnership last a lifetime. *****On the pro-football scene, in the Super Bowl it’s New England’s Brady, against New York and Manning. The Patriots will be favored. It should be a good game. Again I’ll go against Eli. Someday I’ll learn better. He beats me every time. *****CREAUX’S TIP OF THE WEEK: To clean the caulking around bathtubs and showers fill a trigger spray bottle with vodka, that’s right, vodka. Spray the caulking, let set five minutes and wash clean. The alcohol in the vodka kills mold and mildew. Vodka has a lot of uses. Just think I used to drink the stuff. *****CAJUN DEFITION: Chicory (chick-ory) is an herb, the roots of which is dried, ground, roasted and used to flavor coffee. In my youth most coffee bought, Creole Bell, Mello Joy, etc., contained chicory. It was added in small pieces when coffee was home ground. CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS On Jan. 25, Alicia Keys will be 31. ***Eddie van Halen will be 57. Jan. 26; Ellen DeGeneres, 54 and Wayne Gretzky, 51. ***Jan. 27, Tracy Lawrence will be 44; James Cromwell, 72; Mimi Rogers, 56 and Bridget Fonda, 48. ***Alan Alda will be 76 on Jan. 28; Nick Carter, 32; Joey Fatone, 35 and Sarah McLachian, 44. ***Tom Selleck will be 67 on Jan. 29; Oprah Winfrey, 58; Greg Louganis, 52 and Edward Burns, 44. ***Christian Bale will be 38 on Jan. 30; Phil Collins, 61 and Gene Hackman, 82. ***On Jan. 31, Nolan Ryan will be 65; Portia de Rossi, 39; Minnie Driver, 41 and Justin Timberlake, 31. CAJUN STORY OF THE WEEK Tee Cus Comeaux and Alfred Thibodeaux were in da local Wal-Mart wen dey decide to get in on da charity raffle. To help out dey bought five tickets, all a dollar each. Dey felt good about dere donation but wen da raffle was drawn, to dere surprise dey boat won. Tee Cus him, won da turd place prize, a bag of coment rice, a bottle of Tobasco and a jar of Savoy Roux. Alfred him, he won da six place prize, a toilet brush. A few weeks pass wen dey met up for coffee. Alfred axe Tee Cuz how he like his prize. Tee Cuz say, “Me, I like all dem, and used dem.” Den he axe Alfred, “How bout you and your toilet brush, Hannh?” “I don’t like it so good me, I’m tinking bout switching back to paper me.” C’EST TOUT Some final thoughts, the anointed candidates are gone now. God must have had a change of heart. Herman Cain said that God convinced him to run for president. Michele Bachman told the world God called on her to run and save the country. Anita Perry, wife of Rick Perry, said that God had called on Rick to run for the presidency. I see politicians who run as Jesus candidates as a sacrilegious bunch. It’s footballing the Lord and is disgusting. By the way, for the first time since Richard Nixon, a Quaker, Evangelicals won’t have a protestant to vote for in the GOP. Romney is Mormon; Gingrich is a recent converted Catholic. The only candidate who is a protestant is President Obama. *****Gov. Perry spent $15 million and received 14,000 votes. More than $1 million per thousand votes. He got two delegates, $7.5 million for each one, plus Texas citizens had to pitch in $2 million for Rick’s security and he also set the image of Texas back to the cowboy and Indian days. *****Well, I’ve come to the end of the trail. Please read us cover to cover and patronize our family of advertisers. Remember, the opinions expressed in this column are those of mine and Creaux’s alone. Have a nice week and God bless.
The Record • Week of Wednesday, January 25, 2012
A Tribute to the 36th Infantry Division, Texas National Guard By U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison As Texans, we understand the meaning of sacrifice. Our state currently has thousands of residents deployed to the Middle East and elsewhere in the world, fighting for a cause greater than themselves and bringing peace to others. One of my greatest privileges during my 18 years in the U.S. Senate has been the opportunities to pay special tribute to our veterans and those currently serving in our armed forces. I recently had the honor of welcoming home the men and women of the 36th Infantry Division, known as the Texas Division of the National Guard, at their Uncasing Ceremony held on the grounds of Camp Mabry in Austin, Texas. The 36th Division not only carried out its mission, they performed it exceptionally well and proved that Guard forces, with their diverse civilian skills and backgrounds, are a critical part of our national defense. From its inception in WWI, to its involvement in WWII, to its just-completed mission in Iraq as part of the Global War on Terror, this Division has a long, proud history of serving their country with distinction. The 36th Division is leaving Southern Iraq a better, safer place. Because of its unique civilian skill sets, the 36th Division worked hand-in-hand with Iraqi leaders to improve security, stability, and the economic viability of Iraq’s nine Southern provinces. In these efforts, it provided command and control of over seven thousand soldiers in Southern Iraq. This is only the third time during operations in either Afghanistan or Iraq that a National Guard unit provided this level of responsibility. By helping to assure safety and stability in dozens of Iraqi communities, the 36th has enabled re-building to go forward, and made it possible for the Iraqi government to provide security, basic services, and educational opportunities for their people. It did all of this with no casualties, a testament to the leadership and professionalism of every soldier in the 36th Division – from the enlisted to the NCOs to the officers. What they were able to
accomplish as a Division should be a benchmark of success for other Divisions of the National Guard to follow. However, these accomplishments were not achieved without great sacrifices. Each solider of the 36th Division willingly put their civilian career on hold to serve their country when he or she was needed. And of course, these men and women have also sacrificed precious time with their families. Without the courage of our troops and the support of their families, we would not have the greatest fighting force in the world. This tradition of Texas – service and sacrifice – is something
I hope we will be vigilant in passing down to the next generation of Texans, in order to ensure that they treasure and protect these ideals as much as those who have come before them. No one knows what challenges the future may hold, but one thing is clear – the 36th Infantry Division and members of the Texas National Guard stand ready and able to serve with distinction should the nation call. Thank you to the brave men and women of the 36th Infantry Division for their dedicated service. God bless, and welcome home! Hutchison, a Republican, is the senior U.S. senator from Texas.
(StatePoint) Just like nearly everything else in our daily lives, medical care is going digital. And this change has the potential to improve your family’s health care and put you in greater control of it. In 2011, nearly three-fifths of office-based physicians used electronic medical record or electronic health record (EHR) systems, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And these numbers are on the rise. “Patients are more likely to take an active role in their health and adhere to the care plan if they are more engaged in the process,” says Albert Santalo, President and CEO of CareCloud, a provider of web-based software for the medical industry. Here are some major changes you can expect to see as this trend hits local doctors’ offices: Fewer mistakes: You may have felt nervous when your doctor handed you a prescription that looked like chicken scratch. Electronic records will help reduce mistakes caused by human error. Less waiting: With electronic records, you can expect shorter waiting room experiences. And your doctor may have already implemented software that allows you to fill out tedious paperwork online. In the future, you’ll need to find another venue for catching up on last year’s magazines!
Faster service: Your health records will “travel” with you, accelerating the speed of care anywhere, and will connect primary physicians, specialists, labs, and other healthcare providers for faster collaboration. More access: New software gives patients immediate access to their medical records. For example, CareCloud lets patients view their lab results as they become available and browse their history online. For more information, visit http://www.carecloud.com/. Savings: Though it may cost a pretty penny for your doctor’s office to make the initial switch to an electronic records system, you shouldn’t be expected to eat the cost. Government incentives are helping doctors upgrade their systems, and once those systems are in place they should cut down on costs by eliminating redundant treatments and tests. You may be feeling apprehensive about your medical data being stored in thin air. But experts say that with the proper security measures in place, there’s nothing to fear. “Cloud-based systems store your data in high-security servers that operate under the most stringent security standards and comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA),” says Santalo.
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Community Bulletin Board Palm Garden health fair set for Jan. 26 Palm Garden Apartments at 1727 N. 37th St. in Orange is hosting their 3rd Annual Health Fair on Thursday, Jan. 26 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Palm Garden Apartments Club House. There will be community service groups and health agencies to answer health questions and offer information on a range of subjects. Refreshments will be provided and door prizes will be given away. For more information contact Cheryl Crawford at 409883-8539
AARP income tax assistance program offered The AARP Tax Filing Assistance Program will begin Wednesday, Feb. 1 at 12:15 p.m. in the Orange Public Library. Trained volunteers will be available from 12:15 to 4 p.m. every Wednesday and Friday through April 13th. Anyone seeking assistance should bring the following: all W-2 and 1099 forms, including Social Security benefits and statements; records of Capital gains and losses; receipts of medical expenses, taxes paid, interest paid, contributions, casualty and theft losses, job expenses, sales tax receipts for major purchases and Social Security cards for dependents; a copy of your 2010 tax return, which will be very helpful for the volunteers assisting in the preparations of the 2011 return. Electronic filing will be available. No tax returns will be started after 4 p.m.
Glenn Pearson Alumni Basketball Game set for Feb. 4 The 5th Annual Glenn Pearson Alumni Basketball Game will be held Saturday, Feb. 4 at 6 p.m. at the BCHS gym. All former basketball players who lettered one year in the varsity program are encouraged to attend and/or play. Those interested may contact Coach Knight at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 409 735-1644. Mr. Pearson will be in attendance and he would thoroughly enjoy seeing all former basketball players and other students of Bridge City High School.
Deadline for BCISD Board of Trustees Application approaches The deadline to file applications for be placed on Bridge City I.S.D School Board of Trustees. Regular (special) election ballot may be filed during the following time: Feb. 6 to March 5, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Drop off or mail applications to Bridge City I.S.D., Superintendents Office, 1031 W. Roundbunch, Bridge City, Tx 77611.
Hunter Education Safety Class set for Feb. 6 Texas Parks and Wildlife Hunter Education Home Study Safety Class Field part will be held on Monday, Feb. 6 from 6 to 10 p.m. in Orange. Participants are required to complete the home student computer sections, print completed tests and bring them to the class. To register or for more information, please call Danny Odom at 409-883-8118. This class is not just for hunters, but anyone who handles firearms can benefit from it.
Orange Historical Society to meet Feb. 7 The Orange Historical Society will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 6:30 p.m. in the Orange Public Library. Dayle Ezell Foreman will talk about some old artifacts concerning the history of Orange. The public is invited to attend. For more information, please call Ed Henry at 883-4115 or 779-3649.
Chuck Young Alumni Classic scheduled for Feb. 11 The Bridge City Baseball Program will host the Chuck Young Alumni Classic along with an Alumni Homerun Derby on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012 at Cardinal Field. The Home Run Derby will begin at 10:30 a.m. and will cost $20 to enter. The game will be held a noon. Game shirts will cost $10. Any former Cardinal baseball players interested in participating in either event please contact Chris Moore at email@example.com All former Bridge City Baseball coaches are welcome to come out and see their former players. For more information visit the BC baseball website at http://bridgecitycardinalbaseball.webs.com/
Christian Women’s Job Corps to host spring classes Christian Women’s Job Corps (CWJC, “offering a hand up not a hand out”), serving the Golden Triangle will be having Orientation Day at the Orange Site, located at 2300 41st Street, (room # 37) Orange, TX 77630 with Spring Classes resuming on Feb. 15 at 10 a.m. The organization, which was started in 1997, has had a tremendous success rate of helping women from all walks of life improve that their quality. We have been in the Golden Triangle since 2005 and the modern Orange site is a wonderful job skill site, offering free of charge, job skills such as computer skills, resume writing, interview techniques, job etiquette, business and banking, crafts, as well as a Bible study, with a graduation ceremony complete with certificate at completion. Each student will also be assigned a personal mentor to accompany them in their journey to wholeness. For more information, please call 409-883-9100.
BCHS Speech and Debate team host family personal protection seminar The Bridge City High School Speech and Debate presents a Family Personal Protection Seminar instructed by Tiger Rock Martial Arts of Bridge City on Saturday, Feb. 18, in the Bridge City High School Competition Gym from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. The seminar will cost $15 per individual and $35 per family of four; minimum participation age is 6 years old. T-Shirt will be included for participants who sign up by Jan. 27. All proceeds will go to Bridge City High School For more information, please contact Elyse Thibodeaux with Tiger Rock Martial Arts at 409-920-1462 or contact Jennifer Clarke with Bridge City Speech and Debate at 409-735-1600.
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Art in the Park scheduled for March 24 The 10th Annual Art in the Park is being planned by the Orange Convention and Visitors Bureau. March 24 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Artists, crafters, bands along with other activities will create this year’s one-day event. There will be pony rides, a petting zoo and if weather cooperates a couple of bounce houses will be available for entertainment for children. Blues and jazz bands will play throughout the day and evening. Plans will also include a Barbershop Quartet and a Bagpipe Band strolling thru Stark Park as additional entertainment. Of course, food vendors will be on site all day. For registration forms and details, please call 409-883-1011, 409-883-1010 or 800-528-4906 or stop by the office at 803 Green Avenue, Orange, Texas.
American Legion to host pool tournament The American Legion Lloyd Grubbs Post 49, located at 108 Green Ave. in Orange, will be hosting a pool tournament every Friday from 7 p.m. to midnight. There is a ten player maximum. The community is encouraged to join in the fun and free food to help support the Veterans. For more information, call 409-3304847.
Orange Community Band to meet every Thursday The Orange Community Band rehearses every Thursday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the National Guard Armory, located at 4103 Meeks Drive in Orange. They are in need of players for the following sections; flute, clarinet, saxophone, French horn, and percussion, but ALL are welcome! The band performs Christmas, Memorial Day, Independence Day and Veteran’s Day concerts. At least one traditional band concert is performed annually. Please visit us on Facebook at Orange Community Band.
BCCC now accepting Business, Citizen of Year applications Bridge City Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for Business of the Year and Citizen of the Year. Please submit all nominations in writing to Bridge City Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, 150 W. Roundbunch Rd, Bridge City, Tx. 77611. Deadline to submit nominations will be Feb. 8, 2012.
Rape and Suicide Crisis Center to offer support group meetings The Rape and Suicide Crisis Center of Southeast Texas will be hosting a support group for female survivors of sexual assault the first and third Wednesday of every month, starting at 5:30 p.m. Meetings will be held at the Foundation of Southeast Texas building, located at 700 North St. in downtown Beaumont. To RSVP or for further information, please contact the Crisis Center at 409-832-6530.
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Deaths and Memorials Death Announcements:
Tommy James Richard Orange Tommy James Richard, 39, of Orange died Tuesday, Jan. 17, at Baptist Hospital in Orange. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. A memorial service, to be planned by the family, will be held at a later date. Born in Orange on Nov. 13, 1972, Tommy was the son of James Edward Richard Sr. and Evelyn Marie (Bodin) Richard. He enjoyed fishing and baseball and was an outstanding baseball player beginning with Little League and continuing through high school. Preceded in death by his parents, Tommy is survived by his former wife, Nicole Richard of Orange; children, Lacie Richard and Chelsea Richard, both of Orange, Dalton Richard of Bridge City; grandson, Hayden Richard of Orange; brothers, James “Boo” Richard and his wife, Lynn of Bridge City, Freddy Richard of Orange; and sister, Terry Richard Marshall and her husband, Gene of Orange. To Be held:
Bryan Hryhorchuk Baytown, Texas Bryan Hryhorchuk, 52, of Baytown, died Saturday, Jan. 21 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont surrounded by his loving family and friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, Jan. 28 at St. Henry Catholic Church in Bridge City with the Rev. Steven Leger, officiating. Burial will follow at Deweyville Cemetery in Deweyville. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. with a Rosary recited at 7 p.m. Friday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. Born in Orange on June 9, 1959, Bryan was the son of Frank and Eva (Foreman) Hryhorchuk. He worked in sales at Pacer Alloys in Houston. He was a loyal Dallas Cowboy and Texas Longhorn fan and an avid golfer. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Mary Jane Hryhorchuk Scales and Rose Marie Hryhorchuk Weatherholt. Bryan is survived by his parents, Frank “Butch” Hryhorchuk and Eva Hryhorchuk; sons, Spc. Sean Paul Hryhorchuk of Ft. Drum, N.Y., and Corey Francis Hryhorchuk of Baytown, Texas; brother, Mark Hryhorchuk and wife, Karen of Manor; sister, Barbara Hryhorchuk Lee and husband, Lance of Corinth; seven nieces and six nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 4002018, Des Moines, Iowa, 50340-2018.
tivities and was a member of 40th St. Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents; and sister, Maggie Williams Dennis. Mrs. Abram is survived by her husband, John L. Abram Sr. of Orange; daughter, Patricia A. Gray and husband Gilpen of Katy; son, John L. Abram Jr. and wife Mary L. of Orange; and grandchildren, Kevin Gerard Abram and wife Jessica of Houston, and Christopher Wesley Gray and wife Rebecca C. of Atlanta, Ga. She is also survived by her great-grandchildren, Kevin Jr., Korey, Kobe, Karmen, Jasmine, Kennedy, and Gracie; and sisters, Deloras Belton of Port Arthur, Lottie Dukes of Los Angeles, Calif., Ola Evans of Hattiesburg, Miss., and Doris Mosley of Tenaha.
Utah Carrol Brown Hartburg, Texas Utah Carrol “Toy” Brown, 84, of Hartburg passed away Saturday, Jan. 21, at his residence after an illness. Funeral services to remember his life will be held Wednesday, Jan. 25, at the Hartburg Baptist Church in Hartburg, Texas. Interment will follow services in the Deweyville Cemetery in Deweyville. Toy was born on Aug. 12, 1927 in Hartburg to his parents, Joshua Timothy Brown and Janie Mae (Sheppard) Brown. He lived in Hartburg all of his life on the family homestead and worked as an insulator in the construction industry as a member of Insulator’s Local 112, retiring in 1989. Toy was a member of the Hartburg Baptist Church; he enjoyed spending time with his family, having family gatherings, hunting, fishing, going camping and he dearly enjoyed spending time with his grandkids and great grandkids. Toy is preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Vernon T. “Preacher” Brown, Earl “Tex” Brown Sr., Acy Lee Brown, Herman Brown and James Brown; his sisters, Pearl Hutson and Mamie Ruth Wall and his sons, Toy Dale Brown and Bo Brown. Those who will most cherish his memory are his wife of 59 years, Nancy M. “Sally” Brown of Hartburg; his daughter, Nancy “Sissie” Brown of Hartburg; his sons, Victor U. Brown and wife, Kelly of Deweyville and Arlon Davis and wife Sondra of Orange; 14 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren and numerous extended family. Condolences make be extended to the family at www.dormanfuneralhome.com.
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Creta Mae “Mimi” Thomas was born Oct. 13, 1915, on a farm near Annie T. Abram, 84, of Orange, G l a d b r o o k , Iowa, to her died Monday, parents RichJan. 16, at her ard Carsten home. and Ella WilFuneral serlimenia (Sell) vices will be 11 Sierck. Creta a.m. Wednespassed away Jan. 22, 2012 and day, Jan. 25, was preceded in death by her at Claybar Fuloving husband of 58 and one neral Home in half years Richard, her parents, Orange with Mr. Jerral Kay and Mr. Rod Byer- brother Richard Russell Sierck, ly officiating. Burial will follow at two infant sisters, Donna Arlene and Joyce Jessie Sireck, son-inHollywood Cemetery. Born in Geneva, Texas on Nov. law Robert Baker, and her dear Attorney Law friend, Winston F. Wells. 15, 1927, Mrs. Abram was the At The family will receive friends daughter of Samuel and Amanda (Mosley) Williams. She worked from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, as an office clerk at Levingston Jan. 25, at the Gabriels Funeral Shipbuilding Company and was Chapel & Crematory in GeorgeThis Attorney is Licensed to Practice Law by the State Bar of Texas in all State service to celebrate aCourts teacher’s aide at both and is Not Certified by theAnderTexas Board town. of Legal A Specialization in any one area. her son Elementary and MB North life and faith will be held at 11 Early Learning Center. She was a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26, at the active in various community ac- funeral home. Interment will fol-
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low in Cornhill Cemetery in Jarrell. Creta is survived by her daughters Sandra of Sachse, Texas and Frances and her husband Monty Gage of Jarrell, Texas, grandchildren, Frank Baker and wife Cynthia, Sarah and husband Kyle Sawai, Amanda Gage, Reagan Gage, Elaine and husband Champ Gatlin, Johnny Gage, Carolyn and husband Scott Chaffin, and Linda Gage, and eight great-grandchildren. She leaves many friends, both past and present. When Creta was fifteen years old, her mother passed away, leaving her to raise her five year old brother during the Great Depression. She kept house with no modern appliances and finished her education at Spirit Lake High School, Spirit Lake, Iowa graduating in 1935. On Nov. 6, 1940, she married Richard Lewis Thomas of Spencer, Iowa. They barnstormed and flew a lot together. In 1941, they moved to Uvalde, Texas, for Richard to teach Air Force Cadets and they fell in love with Texas. After World War II, Richard was the executive pilot for Livingston Shipbuilding Co., in Orange, Texas for 22 years. Creta was a homemaker, member of the Methodist Church, PTA, a charter member of the Orange Ladies Junior Chamber of Commerce, and a life member of the VFW. She enjoyed making porcelain dolls, listening to music from the 1930’s to the 1970’s, ballroom and square dancing. In 1982, Creta and Richard moved to Jarrell, Texas. Creta loved her family, it was because of her strong faith in God that she put her family first in her life. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials in Creta’s name to: Scott & White’s Cancer Center, Cornhill Cemetery Association, or Cornerstone UMC of Jarrell. Personal words of comfort may be shared with the family online at: www.gabrielsfuneral. com.
Marie Scruggs Willis, Texas Marie Scruggs, age 85, of Willis, Texas and formerly of Orange, Texas passed away on Jan. 17, at her home in Willis. A Graveside Service will be 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, at Autumn Oaks Cemetery in Orange. She was born Aug. 11, 1926 in Merryville, La. to William and Ida Martin Corsey. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, James Scruggs. Marie leaves behind three daughters, Sandra Reese and husband Harold of Lumberton, Lynn Diediker and husband Larry of Willis and Patti Ortolon and husband Alfred of Buna; six grandchildren; and ten great grandchildren. Numerous other relatives and friends also survive. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations may be made in her name to the American Heart Association, 10060 Buffalo Speedway, Houston, TX 77054 or the American Lung Association, Houston & Southeast Region, 2030 N. Loop West, Suite 250, Houston, TX 77018. You are invited to leave written messages and condolences for the family on our website at www.cashnerconroe.com.
Gladys Holderman Mendoza Orange Gladys Holderman Mendoza went home with the Lord Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012. A Memorial Service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, at
North Orange Baptist Church with Dr. Larry Lormand, officiating. Later, she will be buried in Benton, Ark. next to her husband of 31 years, Earl Holderman. She was born in 1924 in Arkansas. She was a retired bank teller from First City Bank. She was from Arkansas, and moved to Orange after her first husband died. In the 70’s she met and married Al Mendoza. She was a lovely lady who was dedicated to her church and her family. She attended North Orange Baptist Church. Preceded in death by her husband, Earl Holderman and son, Ronald Holderman, Gladys is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Ozetta and Stan Goodwin; grandchildren, Christy and Craig George, Lindsey, Joshua, Rylie, Kyle, Jay Goodwin and Eva, Ronald Holderman and wife, Mitzi, Damion and Hannah, Bobby Holderman and wife, Brandi, Haley, David Holderman and wife, Shauna, Sidney, Rylan, and Nicholas. She lived 87 years and watched several of her greatgrandchildren grow up. She leaves friends and close neighbors who loved and have such fond memories of her. Arrangements were held under the direction of Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Held:
Shanda LaNaé Martinez Edwards Deweyville Shanda LaNaé Martinez Edwards, 24, of Deweyville passed away suddenly on Saturday, Jan. 21, at her residence. Funeral services to honor her life were held Tuesday, Jan. 24, at the First Baptist Church in Deweyville. Interment followed in the Wilkinson Cemetery in Little Cypress. Shanda was born on Nov. 1, 1987 in Galveston to her parents, Shannon Jay Martinez and Rhonda Kay (Sims) Martinez, she grew up and attended school in Lake Charles, La., and she lived in Deweyville for the last seven years. Shanda was a housewife, mother, daughter, sister and friend to many. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Deweyville, and she was always cheerful and had an upbeat personality. Shanda enjoyed crafts, decorating at home, going shopping, animals and most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family. Her husband and her children were of greatest love to her. Shanda in preceded in death by her infant daughter, Kayleigh LaNaé Edwards; her maternal great grandparents, John and Jackie Sims; her paternal great grandmother, Dorothy Martinez and her paternal great great grandparents, Johnny “Coonie” and Dale Bussell. Those who will most cherish her memory are her husband, Joseph Edwards of Deweyville; her daughter, Krista LaNaé Edwards of Deweyville; her son, Tristin Joseph Edwards of Deweyville; her father, Shannon Jay Martinez of California; her mother, Rhonda Sims Broussard of Deweyville; her maternal grandparents, Johnny and Carol Sims of Deweyville; her paternal grandparents, Jimmy and Linda Martinez of Starks, La.; her sister, Brittany Comer of Deweyville; her stepsister, Chelsea Marie Broussard Roth and husband, Matthew of Westlake, La.; her brother, Ty Anthony Brous-
sard of Deweyville; her aunts, Christie Martinez and Kim Barks and her uncles, John Sims, Jeff Sims, Jimmy Martinez Jr. and Jonathan Martinez. Shanda is also survived by numerous members of her extended family. In Lieu of Flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to assist with final expenses. Services are under the direction of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange. Condolences may be extended to the family at www. dormanfuneralhome.com.
Walter Lee LeBlanc Sr. Orangefield Walter Lee LeBlanc Sr., 74, of Orangefield passed away Saturday, Jan. 21, at The Meadows in Orange. Services to remember his life were held at Tuesday, Jan. 24 in the Chapel of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange. Interment followed services where he was laid to rest next to his wife in Autumn Oaks Memorial Park in Orange. Walter was born on Dec. 23, 1937 in Mermentau, La., to his parents, Dennis LeBlanc and Felonese (Dyson) LeBlanc. He had lived in the Orange area since the 1970’s and worked as a heavy equipment operator in the construction industry. Walter was a veteran of the United States Army during the Korean era, and he was a member of the First Baptist Church in Orangefield. Walter enjoyed spending time with his family, going fishing, watching the Dallas Cowboys, going to the casino and playing slot machines and working in his garden. His family will fondly remember his okra, tomatoes, cucumbers and snap beans. Walter is preceded in death by his wife, Jeanette Marie LeBlanc; his parents; his infant daughter, Tonya Kaye LeBlanc; his grandson, Justin Allen LeBlanc; his brothers, Paul LeBlanc Sr., Robert LeBlanc Sr. and Mickey LeBlanc; his sisters, Hilda Smith, Berniece Viator, Joyce Hoffpauir and Wavy Young. Those who will most cherish his memory are his daughters, Tina Tarver of Orange, Mary Richard and husband, Brent of Mauriceville and Cathy Jordan of Orangefield; his sons, Walter LeBlanc Jr. and Ronald LeBlanc Sr. both of Orange; his sisters, Margaret Vidrine and Helen LeBlanc both of Orange; his brother, Joseph LeBlanc of Orange; twelve grandchildren; twenty-one great grandchildren and numerous members of his extended family. Condolences may be extended to the family at www.dormanfuneralhome.com.
Dianne Finley Ross Orange Dianne Finley Ross, 74, of Orange, died Saturday, Jan. 21, at her residence. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Jan. 24, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange the Rev. Bob Webb, Eric Small and Matt Chandler officiating. Burial followed at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Orange. Born in Shubuta, Miss. on Jan. 21, 1938, Dianne was the daughter of Samuel Claude Finley and Mae Ollie Davis. She was a charter member of Trinity Baptist Church in Orange. Preceded in death by her husband, Charles Ray Ross and daughter, Shannon Renee Ross,
Dianne is survived by her son, Leslie Ross and wife, Sharon of Orange; daughter, Karla Small and husband, Eric of Woodlake; six grandchildren, Krystina Tran and husband, Alex, Karlee Chandler and husband, Matt, Kristie Walton and husband, Matt, Ross Small, Kalli Small, and Samuel Ross; brother, Don Harmon Finley; and sister-in-law, Ruth Walters. Her grandchildren and their spouses served as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Southeast Texas Hospice, 912 West Cherry Avenue, Orange, Texas 77630 or Trinity Baptist Church, 1408 West Park Avenue, Orange, Texas 77630.
Leroy G. Breaux Bridge City Leroy Gilbert Breaux, 90, of Bridge City, passed away Saturday, Jan. 21 at The Meadows in Orange. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Jan. 24 with a burial mass at St. Henry’s Catholic Church in Bridge City and interment at Evergreen Cemetery in Orange. He was born Aug. 4, 1921 in Franklin, La. to Sylvia and Gilbert Breaux. He lived in Orange until 1949 when he and his wife Dorothy Fox Breaux moved to Bridge City to raise their family. Leroy retired from the City of Orange and Bridge City Volunteer Fire Department. Leroy was an active member of the Bridge City Fire Department for 30 years. For 50 years he was involved with Boy Scouts of America. His greatest love was being Scout Master for Troops 133, 33 and 29. He received the Silver Beaver award, and also the Orange County Citizen of the Year award He enjoyed fishing, camping, hunting and crabbing with his children; he also made numerous gifts with his ability ofwoodcrafting. His famous quote was “remember the more you suffer on earth the GREATER your rewards are in heaven”. With that said, Dad has a mansion of solid gold which awaits him. He taught his children about the love of God, respect of our faith. Most importantly, he taught how to live with the peace of heart that he and God will be a part of, who we were to become. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Thomas, Johnny and Walter Breaux and by his infant grandson, Donald Wayne Breaux and greatgranddaughter Chloe Marie Breaux. Leroy’s love and memories will remain in the hearts of his loving wife of 63 years Dorothy Marie Fox Breaux and his sister Gloria Ann Breaux of Orange. Cherishing memories are his 8 children: sons, Stephen Breaux, Danny Breaux, Don and Angie Breaux all of Bridge City; daughters Dianne and Caro Del Barto of Cape Coral, Fl, Peggy and John Hammock of Cleveland, Tx, Yvonne and Charles Bigler, Colleen and Glynn Fowler, and Sheryl and Mark Davis all of Bridge City. His legacy will be carried on by his 20 grandchildren and 9 greatgrandchildren.
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Here is a fantastic dish for you to fix. I love cooking with wine. It really enhances just about any meat dish. Marsala wine is no exception. You can pick it up at your local liquor store here in Orange. Some grocery stores may carry it also. As you cook with wine I have always been told the liquor will evaporate. This is true if you cook your food with the wine, the alcohol will disappear and leave the wonderful grape flavor left in your food. If you prefer you can leave the wine out, but what a difference this will make. I know there is the non-alcoholic beverage in the grocery stores. Perhaps it will help. I cannot answer that at this time. So let me know by emailing me anytime, or call if you would like to order your next wine enhanced meal. We are going to remodel the front
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going up will be great. Back to the pie. I have not made this pie; however, it sounds great. • 9 inch pie crust (I always make 2. They keep very well in the frig or freezer.) • 3/4 teaspoon ground lemon rind • 1/4 cup strained lemon juice • 4 thin slices of lemon • 1/4 cup cornstarch • 2 tablespoons flour • 1/4 teaspoon salt • 1 1/2 cups boiling water • 3 egg yolks • 3 tablespoons butter • 1 1/3 cup flour • 1/4 cup corn starch. Bake and cool pie crust. Wash lemon and grind off rind, set aside. Squeeze lemon juice and strain. Blend corn starch, flour, salt and sugar into a 3 quart sauce pan. Stir in boiling water over direct heat, cook and stir constantly until thick and clear. Beat egg
yolks and add a little of the hot mixture and stir well, transfer to double boiler and continue cooking, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat, add butter, then lemon rind. Add the lemon juice slowly mixing well. Pour into cooled pie crust. Top with meringue. Add salt to egg whites and beat until stiff and shiny. Beat in 1/3 cup sugar, until stiff. Spread meringue all over the top of the pie, touching each side. Bake pie at 325 degrees for 20-30 minutes or until meringue is nicely browned. Add a few thinly slices of lemon, or not, to top. Gooder’n Syrup. Von
Broccoli, an early spring vegetable Roy Stanford, PhD Special For The Record
Now is the time to think about early spring vegetable gardening. Today we will talk about Broccoli. Lots of folks enjoy their broccoli with cheese. Broccoli is loaded with nutrients including high levels of Vitamin A and D. It is a vegetable that is in the cabbage family and should be transplanted into well-drained soils. Recommended varieties include Bonanza, Green Comet, and Early Dividend. These plants grow upright, to a height of 2 1/2 feet. Space
plants one foot apart. The edible part of broccoli is compact groups of unopened flower buds and the attached part of the stem. A good quality head is closed and tight and no yellow petals showing. You want to harvest the central head when it is fully formed, but before it loosens and the flowers start to open. After harvesting the central head, side heads start to develop. Usually the side heads can be harvested for several weeks. It should be refrigerated soon after cutting and can be stored for 10 to 14 days. Fresh broccoli can be enjoyed raw or cooked. When
you prepare it cooked, be sure not to overcook it because it can develop a strong sulfur odor. You want to steam it for 3-4 minutes or simmer in boiling water for the same amount of time. Cooked broccoli should be bright green and tender-crisp. Broccoli also preserves well by freezing. This process requires that it be blanched in boiling water for 4 minutes then cooled immediately in ice cold water and then frozen. Broccoli is enjoyed by many. Growing your own vegetables gives you the absolute freshest produce.
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Clayton Whatley, 7, son of Sam and Tammy Whatley and a first grader at Bridge City Elementary school, won several awards this past weekend at the Gulf Coast Karters Awards Banquet held in Houston. Clayton raced the 2011 Series in the Kid Kart class which includes racers in the 5-7 years and driving a go kart with a 50cc Comer engine running
speeds of 50-60 mph. Clayton brought home a first place trophy for the Spring Series, another first place trophy in the Fall series and the Over All High Points Champion Jacket and payout for the 2011 Season in Kid Kart racing. Clayton will run the 2012 Season in the Chonda Cadet Class and continue in racing the points series with the Gulf Coast Karters and other venues throughout Texas and Louisiana.
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West Orange – Stark High School Journalism students won the second place team award at the Hamshire-Fannett UIL Academic Practice Meet held earlier this month. WO-S students placed in every journalism event. Kylie Hughes led the team of WO-S students. She placed third in News Writing, fourth in Feature Writing, and sixth in Editorial Writing. Also placing in journalism events were Casey Chapman, Alayna
Jacobs, Nathan Platt, and Miranda Miller. Casey Chapman placed 1st in News Writing. Miller, Jacobs and Platt placed second, fourth and fifth in Headline Writing, respectively. In other events, Bailey Baer placed fifth in Poetry; while Otis Frazier placed sixth in Calculator Applications. Meri Elen Jacobs is the WO-S Journalism sponsor. Brandy Bonnin and Cynthia Tolliver are WO-S sponsors of poetry and calculator applications, respectively.
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Robert “Bob” Arthur Allen Bridge City
Glenn Edward Orr Jr. Orange
Robert “Bob” Arthur Allen, 73, of Bridge City, died Sunday, Jan. 15, at The Medical Center of Southeast Texas. Graveside services were held on Monday, Jan. 23, at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Orange with the Rev. Jeff Bell, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Port Acres, officiating. Born in Ellensburg, Wash. on June 11, 1938, Robert was the son of Arthur Burgess and Edith (Scarborough) Allen. He served in the US Army for 20 years and was a Green Beret. He served in three tours in Vietnam. Robert is survived by his wife of 52 years, Dagmar Allen; daughter, Angie Hall and husband Britt of Forney; sons, Roy Allen and Anthony “Ray” Allen, both of Bridge City; grandchildren, Robert Hall, Brittany Hall, David Hall, and Devin Allen; and great-grandchildren, Emilia Hall and Sean Buttram.
Glenn Edward Orr Jr., 84, a native of Hattiesburg, Miss. and resident of Orange, died Tuesday, Jan. 17. Funeral services were held Friday, Jan. 20, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange with Damon Bickham, pastor of First Baptist Church Deweyville, the Rev. Lee Walker, pastor of Caddo Valley Baptist Church and Mr. Jonathan Weldon officiating. Born in Hattiesburg on Oct. 5, 1927, Edward was the son of Glenn Edward Orr and Earline (Montague) Orr. His love of the Lord Jesus Christ led him to serve as a Deacon and teacher in the Baptist church for over 50 years. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He worked as an Engineer for Bell South for 37 years, spending most of that time in Metairie, La. He was a big man with a big heart. He is preceded in death by his mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn E. Orr; and sister, Phyllis Orr Komp. Edward is survived by his wife of 62 years, Margaret M. Orr; four children, Glenn Edward Orr III and wife, Sherry of Orange, David Montague Orr of Watts, Okla., Phyllis Orr Walker and husband, Lee of Arkadelphia, Ark., and Mary Orr Weldon and husband, Gerry of Orange; 10 grandchildren and 15 greatgrandchildren. Memorial donations may be made to First Baptist Church Deweyville Mission Offering, P.O. Box 79, Deweyville, Texas 77614.
Joseph “Joey” David Krout III Orange Joseph “Joey” David Krout III, 78, of Orange, died Friday, Jan. 20, at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. Funeral service were held Saturday, Jan. 21, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange. Burial followed at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Orange. Born in Camden, N.J. on Dec. 4, 1933, Joey was the son of Joseph David Krout Jr. and Helen Viola (Hanner) Krout. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was a Senior Technician for DuPont for 33 years. Joey was a member of the LSBA Long Star Bow Hunters Association and a lifetime member of the NRA. Preceded in death by his son, Joseph David Krout IV, Joey is survived by his wife, Shirley Teresa Broussard Krout of Orange; sister, Joan Delores Tucker and husband, Earl of Austin; nieces and nephew, Karen Fuentes and husband, Manuel of Austin, Robin Shepherd and husband, Brad of New Braunfels, David Tucker and wife, Carrie of Alabama; sisters-in-law and brothers-inlaw, Juanita and Willie Soape of Orange, Jimmy and Emily Broussard of Fannett, Richard and Rella Gardiner of LaGrange, and Audrey Fields of Orange; cousin, Edward Lowe of Florida; great-nieces and nephews and other loving family members and friends. Todd Soape, Cody Soape, Gene Fields, Chase Cromartie, Ty Cromartie and Bryant Fuselier will serve as pallbearers. Honorary Pallbearer was David Tucker.
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‘THE RECORD’ HOMETOWN HIGHLIGHTS
Mistakes dictate Super Bowl XLVI participants
Pro Cure/GTI team posts win on Sabine
KAZ’S KORNER JOE KAZMAR FOR THE RECORD
COLBURN-FISHING CAPT. DICKIE COLBURN FOR THE RECORD
“Had we felt just a little bit better about our chances, we could have made a lot more money,” stated Adam Jaynes after he and Aaron Hommel teamed up to win the first of five Gulf Coast Trout Series tournaments last Saturday. “We had only one promising spot that had to pay off for us to do well and the right trout showed up.” The Pro Cure/GTI sponsored team used TTF Trout Killers and Maniac Mullets to post a three fish limit that weighed 18.41-pounds. Had they bought into the big trout pot they would have earned that second place money and the Calcutta pool as well.“When we left the dock we were afraid that we were just donating our entry fee, but that all changed when Aaron stuck our first big fish right off the bat,” stated Jaynes. He was also quick to point out how unbelievably healthy all of their trout were. When you weigh in three trout that average six pounds each and only two of them can be over 25-inches in length….they are indeed healthy fish. Their largest speck was just over the seven pound mark. Hommel and Jaynes earned a $3500 check for winning the initial Series event of the year. There are three more qualifying events plus a championship yet to be fished with the next tournament set for Feb. 18. Shangri La will host their 17th annual Community Trash Off Feb. 4 and this is an excellent opportunity for area fishermen to join in with other volunteers in cleaning up not only COLBURN PAGE 2B
Former Bridge City Cardinal baseball coaches Chuck Young and Charles Miller reunited at Cardinal Field in March 2007 to honor the 1992 state finalist team. Young will return on Feb. 11 for the Chuck Young Alumni Classic and Home Run Derby. RECORD PHOTO: Mark Dunn
Young returns for alumni game MARK DUNN FOR THE RECORD
Former Bridge City Cardinal baseball coach, the legendary Chuck Young, will be honored in an alumni celebration named for him. The Chuck Young Alumni Baseball Classic will be held at Cardinal Field, Saturday, Feb. 11 as former players, coaches and fans will recognize Young who was inducted into the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2008. The annual reunion is being hosted by the Bridge City baseball program and will begin with an alumni home run derby at 10:30 a.m. followed
by the alumni baseball game at noon. Young racked up nearly 700 career wins as a high school baseball coach. He took over the Bridge City baseball program in 1967 and led the Cardinals to the final round of the UIL State Baseball Championships in 1992 assisted by Coach Charles Miller. Young moved on to coach for Texas City High School reaching the state finals in 2007. Young coached 31 playoff teams that included the two state baseball tournament appearances, six regional semifinalist, 10 regional quarterfinals championships, 15 bi-district championYOUNG RETURNS PAGE 2B
Over the years, most of the stories about the teams making the Super Bowl have been about positive occurrences—a circus catch in the end zone, a defensive stop at the goal line or something similar. But for the upcoming Super Bowl XLVI the two teams—the New England Patriots and the New York Giants-- that will vie for the 2012 world championship got there because of something their opponent in the conference championship game failed to do. The teams making the mistakes that vaulted this year’s opponents into the Super Bowl at Indianapolis on Feb. 5 were coached by brothers—Jim Harbaugh of the San Francisco 49ers and John Harbaugh of the Baltimore Ravens. A couple of mistakes in the latter portions of both conference championship games prevented National Football League history from being made where two brothers would be coaching against each other in the Super Bowl. In Sunday’s first game—the AFC Championship—between the 13-4 AFC North Division champion Baltimore Ravens and the 14-3 AFC East Division champion New England Patriots the missed 32-yard field goal that put the Patriots into the Super Bowl actually would have only tied the KAZ PAGE 3B
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Young returns to BC ships and 15 district championships. Many of Young’s former high school baseball players are coaches today. Two-time state tournament Cardinal baseball coach Billy Bryant is now at Big Sandy. Others include, Shane Reyenga at Lumberton, Todd Doucet, Fredericksburg, Kevin Terrier, Buna, Jason Keeney, Hamshire-Fannett and Craig Darder in Godley. Two former Cardinal baseball players, Josh Smalley and Chris Moore, are coaches for Bridge City to-
day. Moore is assistant baseball coach for the No. 3 ranked Bridge City Cardinals with Head Coach Chad Landry. Entry fee for the Home Run Derby is $20 and game shirts for the Chuck Young Alumni Classic is $10. For more information contact Coach Chris Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Bridge City baseball web site at http:// bridgecitycardinalbaseball.webs.com.
Colburn: Fishing only the city, but Adams Bayou as well. Local fishermen with smaller boats are badly needed as they can concentrate their cleanup efforts on stretches of the bayou that a lot of folks have never even seen. While far too many recreational boaters and fishermen inexplicably throw everything from soda cans to empty tubes of sunscreen in the water every weekend, the larger aquatic trash issue is the result of big tide changes and occasional flooding. A year’s worth of incoming tides alone ushers in tons of debris all the way from the open Gulf to the smallest of marsh drains. Over the course of an average year even minor flooding purges waterfront property of litter and decaying trash hidden in over hanging grass and small bushes. The bottom line is that even if we did not add to the problem on an individual basis each year, there would still be a desperate need for these yearly “Trash- Offs!” We are blessed with a phenomenal resource that visiting fishermen simply cannot believe and it isn’t just about the diversity of fish and wildlife. Within the span of a ten minute boat ride you can transition from bass fishermen plugging away at the weathered knees of stately cypress trees lining the tea colored water of a tranquil bayou to gulls working over schools of trout and redfish in a 90,000 acre bay. The brackish water is the lifeblood of this incredible, but fragile ecosystem, and Mother Nature has proven very adept at taking care of that critical factor for hundreds of years with little or no help on our part. It is up to us as caretakers and users of the resource to, at the very least, not make the task any more daunting. Having personally benefitted from this
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A sunrise on the Sabine worth preserving! RECORD PHOTO: Capt. Dickie Colburn
resource for over five decades, I have admittedly done far more taking than paying back, but I am getting better. Our awareness level gets a temporary boost following any type of flooding event, but simply taking a minute to pick up even one soda can or a single piece of floating trash each trip is the ultimate solution. I look forward to the day when I can’t find any trash to pick up! All volunteers are needed and appreciated for the Trash-Off, but this is an excellent opportunity for fishermen to spend the morning combing the bayou for trash, join other volunteers at noon at the Lion’s Park for pizza, and still get in an afternoon of fishing. Gloves, trash bags and trash grabbers will be provided. All the Trash-Off coordinators need is us. The event kicks off at 8 a.m. with lunch and the awarding of prizes set for 1:00 p.m. For more information call 409-670-0803 or visit www.shangrilasgardens.org to download a participation form.
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Defendent pleads guilty in 9-year-old boating fatality Staff Report For The Record
BURNET – Travis Aaron Marburger has pleaded guilty in 33rd Judicial District Court to a third-degree felony charge of failure to stop and render aid involving a fatal accident, ending a nine-year-old case that began with a 2002 boat crash on Lake Buchanan that claimed a Lampasas teenager’s life and injured two others. “On behalf of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Law Enforcement Division, we are glad to have this case finalized and justice served,” said TPWD Lt. Col. Craig Hunter. “Most importantly we hope it will help bring some closure to the victims and their families after all these long years.” District Judge Guilford L. Jones accepted the 37-year-old Marburger’s guilty plea and assessed his punishment as a 10-year sentence to Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Institutional Division; the sentence is probated for 10 years. Marburger will serve 100 days in jail as a condition of probation, pay a $1,500 fine and $7,488.58 in restitution to the families, and will relinquish all hunting and fishing privileges for the duration of his probation. Courtroom testimony from Marburger was presented and included a statement of admission from Marburger under oath and victim’s impact statements from the families. Marburger had been indicted by a Burnet county grand jury last year on charges of manslaughter and tampering with evidence. Game wardens arrested Marburger at his rural residence near Bertram on Dec. 7, 2010 on an unrelated misdemeanor charge. However, Marburger later gave wardens a statement in connection with the then-unsolved Lake Buchanan incident. The following day, game wardens executed a search warrant on Marburger’s Burnet County property to look for the boat. A tip to TPWD’s Operation Game Thief hotline on Nov. 22, 2010 provided the initial information that led to Marburger. With assistance from the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Burnet County Sheriff’s Department, TPWD investigators using heavy equipment unearthed the hull of a fiberglass boat matching the description of a boat that left the scene of the 2002 Lake Buchanan accident. It had been buried about four feet deep behind a detached carport near Marburger’s house. “On behalf of the team of Texas game wardens we would like to thank Burnet County Sheriff W.T. Smith and his criminal investigators, District Attorney Sam Oatman and his
Travis Aaron Marburger has pleaded guilty in 33rd Judicial District Court to a third-degree felony charge of failure to stop and render aid involving a fatal accident, ending a nine-year-old case that began with a 2002 boat crash on Lake Buchanan that claimed a Lampasas teenager’s life and injured two others.
staff and the Texas Department of Public Safety, especially the Texas Rangers, the Texas Highway Patrol and the DPS Crime Lab,” Hunter said. “Without the assistance and support of these organizations, as well as from the citizen who came forward with information through the Hill Country Area Crime Stoppers.” Justin Wayne Roberts, an 18-year-old Lampasas High School football player, died in the early morning hours of May 3, 2002 when the boat, operated by Marburger struck the boat he and two others occupied. Injured in the crash where 18-year-old Kelly Jean Corbin, Roberts’ girlfriend, and a fellow Lampasas football player, Jim Edward Daniels, then 17. Corbin and Daniels later told game wardens that they had been out in Daniels’s boat fishing for white bass and were on their way to shore when a boat struck their vessel nearly head on at a high rate of speed. Eight hours passed before wardens found the partially submerged boat. Corbin was the only victim found in the boat. Daniels had been thrown from the boat and was later located floating in the lake, as was Roberts’s body. Game wardens had recovered pieces of blue fiberglass and gel coat from the victim’s boat and also found blue smears on the clothing of the victims. The boat unearthed on Marburger’s property during the search warrant was identified as a 16-foot Checkmate and had damage consistent with having struck the other boat.
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with 15 seconds left in the game. The missed field goal made the New England Patriots a 23-20 winner. The Patriots’ win was Brady’s 16th career postseason victory to tie Joe Montana for most in NFL history. And Brady and Head Coach Bill Belichick are the first quarterbackcoach combination to win five conference championships in the Super Bowl era. In the NFC Championship game the 49ers came into the game as the NFL’s best defense against the rush while the Giants were second in rushing offense but 27th in total defense. Sometimes these statistics don’t mean that much, especially during inclement weather conditions. Both the Giants and 49ers played the game as if there was no love lost between them in this decades-old post-season rivalry with both defenses making several stops in key situations. And in a game like this one it’s usually the team that makes the fewest mistakes that wins. Or the one which makes the last mistake that loses. Both of these statements proved to be true. San Francisco put the ball on the ground four times and lost two of the fumbles while the Giants recovered their only fumble. Both of the 49ers lost fumbles were by fill-in return man Kyle Williams and ironically both miscues were recovered by back-up wide receiver Devin Thomas who was playing on the Giants’ special teams. Williams’ first muffed punt early in the fourth period led to Eli Manning’s second touchdown pass, this one to wide receiver Mario Manningham, putting the Giants ahead again 17-14. But 49ers’ veteran kicker David Akers booted a 25-yard field goal with 5:39 left that eventually sent the game into overtime. After exchanging punts in the overtime period, the Giants punted again and after Williams caught the ball cleanly enough, it was stripped from him by Giants’ rookie Jacquian Williams and recovered by Thomas deep in 49ers territory. The Giants blasted their way inside the 10-yard line before setting up Lawrence Tynes’ winning 31-yard
game and probably sent it into an overtime period. But in the NFC Championship nightcap between the 14-3 NFC West Division champion San Francisco 49ers and the 11-7 NFC East Division champion New York Giants, a 49er muff of a punt in the overtime period led directly to the Giants’ game-winning 31-yard field goal for the 20-17 upset victory. The weather for both championship games was less than ideal, but if one wants to play football, it must be played under whatever conditions exist at the time. And in the fourth week of January, the weather nationwide normally is not nice UNLESS the game is being played in a nice cozy enclosed dome. During the early game at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA. a day after a snowstorm, temperatures were in the middle-to-upper 20’s which isn’t really that bad for this time of the year. But at Candlestick Park in San Francisco it was rainy and windy and the gridiron was becoming muddy and slippery as the game progressed. The AFC game was full of irony. New England won its division title with the second-best offense in the NFL by merely outscoring most of the opponents, with quarterback Tom Brady connecting with his talented receiver corps on touchdown passes. The Patriots’ defense was ranked second-to-last in the entire NFL. And the Baltimore Ravens boasted the third-best defense in the league and only the 15th best offense and yet they ended up with 398 yards of total offense to New England’s 330 yards. But the Patriots’ defense shut down running back Ray Rice, the league’s total yardage leader, and made quarterback Joe Flacco beat them. And he almost did, except that New England’s defense rose to the occasion. “We stepped up,” Pro Bowl nose tackle Vince Wilfork pointed out. “We all stepped up, big-time.” But the Pats’ defense didn’t have much to do with Ravens’ kicker Billy Cundiff pulling his easy 32-yard field goal attempt to the left to tie the game
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Now for most people the thought of chasing fish in the months of Jan. and Feb. seems a little on the foreign side, even crazy at times. The cold water and dreary days don’t really motivate the casual angler like bright skies and springtime conditions when everybody wants get on the water. Well the calendar has now become our friend and the good days are outnumbering the bad. If you are thinking about tackling trout or redfish any time soon, you need to be properly armed with an assortment of proven fish producing lures. Along with the lures, it’s paramount that you also dress appropriately and take all the necessary precautions to stay safe in the unpredictable spring time conditions. Here’s a list of some of the proven big fish producing plugs that no late winter or early spring fisherman should leave the dock without. Perhaps the most famous plug along the gulf coast for early spring fishing is the B and L Corky. This plug is respon-
sible for the state record trout on rod and reel caught by Jim Wallace which tipped the scales at 13 pounds and 11 ounces. The legend of the Corky has spread with each huge trout that falls for this super subtle and ultra life-like bait. The standard Corky is made of rubber and has a wire body inside that connects the two treble hooks. The density of the rubber gives the plug a slow sink rate that tantalizes saltwater fish much in the same way that a whacky worm works on largemouth bass; they just can’t stand to see it flutter through the water column. The Corky comes in different sizes, colors and variations so each angler undoubtedly has a favorite model. My personal choice is the Corky Devil; this plug has the same front half of the regular Corky with a smaller back half that turns into a tail. The Corky Devil also has only one treble hook, which makes unhooking fish a little bit easier, especially when they really crush the lure and get it down in their throat. You can work this plug with slow steady retrieves or violent shakes
then letting the plug flutter down towards the bottom, both styles work. The Corky is definitely a first team member of the spring fishing squad. Another potent plug you can add to the list is the Mirrolure Catch 2000 and the Catch 5. These plugs are also slow sinking plugs that imitate mullet and catch their share of fish. The Catch series of plugs are hard plastic bodies, which make them durable, and there is no tuning necessary to keep them running true. The catch series of plugs are great for folks who lack the confidence or technique to throw the Corky because they are really user friendly and produce some outstanding catches. Speaking of cold weather, you can bet that it’s not gone for good, especially in Texas. This time of the year it is a must that you dress correctly and take into account all the different conditions. Just because it’s sunny doesn’t mean it’s going to stay that way all day. How many times have I seen a wild spring front roll into an area and drop the temperatures dramatically and
leave folks in shorts or bathing suits scampering for shelter and heavier clothes? Many anglers I know have gone from neoprene waders to breathable models for the ease of motion they provide. That’s well and good, but they offer no insulation from the cold water. So, be sure to layer your clothing underneath. Thermal underwear, fleece or wool are the best bets to stay warm while wearing breathable waders. Another tip for this time of the year is to bring along a whole spare set of clothes in case you get wet for whatever reason. The effort it takes to bring them will seem small when you can put them on and shed the wet ones. Also some sort of wind proof jacket, slicker suit or poncho is always handy to have on the boat in case someone gets wet and doesn’t have extra clothes. The heavy slicker or poncho will help keep you warm and keep wind off of you during the boat ride. Late winter and early spring fishing is an experience that can certainly change the way you think about this time of the year as long as you are prepared and take the necessary precautions. I promise if you catch that big fish you will certainly know what I mean.
LCM’s T.J. Reed named ‘Girls Powerlifting Coach of the Year’
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During the annual Southeast Texas Coaches Association Hall of Honor Luncheon on Jan. 28, Little CypressMauriceville High School’s own T.J. Reed will be recognized by the organization as the 2011 Girls Powerlifting Coach of the Year. In Reed’s three years with LCM, he has had numerous State qualifiers and State Champions, as well as National and International winners. Reed is 27-years-old and is in his sixth year of coaching and his third year at LCM High School. A 2002 graduate of Orangefield High School, T.J. earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology from Lamar University in 2006 and graduated with a Master’s Degree in Education from Lamar in Dec. of 2010. Prior to work-
ing at LCM, he team awards and coached at Luling won 11 individHigh School where ual meets. The he served as an asGirls and Boys sistant Powerliftteams each won ing coach, in adthree area meets dition to coaching and placed Football, BasketFourth at their ball, Baseball and Regional Meets Tennis. in 2011. In 2010 During his twothe girls won years as Powerliftfour meets and ing Coach at LCM placed Second T.J. Reed HS, his program at the Regional, boasted 16 RegionState and APF al Qualifiers, nine Regional National Meets with Boys Medalists, one Regional Run- winning a meet and placing ner-up, five Regional Champs, Third at the American Powerseven State Qualifiers, State lifting Federation (APF) High Medalists, three State Runner- School National Meet. The ups, one State Champion, 12 boys and girls also combined National Participants, seven to win the 2010 APF Co-ed National Medalists, two Na- National Championship. Lifttional Runner-ups, and three ers broke three Region IV National Champions. records, seven APF National During the two years of records, and seven World Reed’s time as Powerlifting Powerlifting Congress World coach the program earned 18 records.
WOS Boys’ Powerlifting wins second consecutive meet
The West Orange – Stark High School Powerlifitng team traveled to Silsbee Monday, Jan. 23 and brought home the first place trophy in the Boy’s Team Division and two Best All-Around Awards. The WO-S Boys’ accrued 51 total points to take top honors in the field comprised of WO-S, Silsbee, LC-M, and Orangefield. Five Mustangs won their respective divisions in individual weight classes: 148 lb. Class – Tremaine Anderson 165 lb. Class – Britton Lindsey
181 lb. Class – Joe Lynch 220 lb. Class – Lawrence Gilmore Super Heavyweight – Ryan Allen Other Mustangs who placed include 148 lb. Class - Kaleb Franklin , 3rd place 165 lb. Class – Matthew Lackey – 2nd place 181 lb. Class – Jhayllien Monette – 3rd 198 lb. Class – Austin Rutledge – 3rd 220 lb. Class – Daniel Woodson – 4th Britton Lindsey earned the
Best All-Around Award for the 165 lb. and Under Class; while Ryan Allen won the Best All-Around Award for the 181 lb. and Up Class. This is the second consecutive win for the WO-S Boys’ Powerlifting team. The team won the WO-S meet held earlier this month. Lady Mustangs Alayna Jacobs and Allison Haynes each won their respective divisions at Silsbee. The Mustangs will compete next on Feb. 9 at 4 p.m. at Little Cypress – Mauriceville High School.
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Bridge City Little League continues to grow Staff Report
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The Bridge City Little League completed their regular registrations this past Saturday and the numbers state that the League is alive and well. “The League has had more children sign up this year than in the past few years after three registrations”, stated Brad Thibodaux, President of the League. “Eight hundred and fifty children have signed up so far, and other than two divisions, each age division is showing growth this year. We will be taking late registrations to round out the numbers in each age group. “BCLL is proud of the programs we offer. We have the largest group of kids in Southeast Texas playing Little League at the nicest complex, and a great group of volunteers running the League. Our motto, Family Fun, says it all for us. We want families to turn off the tvs, come to the park to eat our famous hamburgers, and to support all the kids that play here.” BCLL welcomes kids from Orangefield, West Orange, Orange and Little Cypress and Bridge City to play in the program. Most come from Bridge City and Orangefield but the other communities are welcome too. Girls in Orange County that want to play Little League Softball are welcome. This is because BCLL has the only Little League Softball program in the County. This gives all the kids in Orange County a chance to pursue the dream of playing in the Little League World Series. “The Junior Girls from BCLL accomplished that dream last year by finishing third in the world at the World Series held in Washington. Thibodaux states, “While we all have that dream, who would think it would happen to us? What an honor that was! We are telling all the kids this year, it could happen to you. Look what happened with the girls’ program.” Big improvements are underway at the complex in Bridge City. All the infields have been reworked. The city is going to pave the parking lots in the next couple of weeks. The old backstops have been torn down and new ones are going up. “Last year we put up a new backstop on the Junior Field, and hung netting instead of fencing. It looks just like the field at the high school now,” Thibodaux said. “It went so well that we are going to do the same thing on the Pee Wee boys’ field, and on the girls’ field. From dugout to dugout, we will have bricks two feet
The South East Texas Regional Planning Commission (SETRPC) hosted its Annual Dinner Meeting Wednesday, Jan. 18, at the MCM Elegante’ Hotel in Beaumont. Over 500 elected officials, community and business leaders, volunteers and local citizens attended the event. The primary purpose of this 40th Annual meeting was the installation of the 2012 SETRPC Officers. The slate of officers includes: President Commissioner Ken Pelt - Hardin County 1st Vice-President Commissioner David Dubose - Orange County 2nd Vice-President Mayor Glenn Johnson, City of Port Neches 3rd Vice-President Mayor Fred Williams, City of Kountze Treasurer Mayor Kirk Roccaforte, City of Bridge City Secretary Commissioner Eddie Arnold, Jefferson County Legal Counsel Ray M. Moore, Moore Landrey, LLP The evening culminated with the presentation of the Don Kelly “South East Texan of the Year” Award and the Frances K. Monk “Regional Leadership Award.” This Award is presented to an individual who has made significant contributions to the growth, cooperative spirit and prosperity of the region. Mr. Don Kelly, former Executive Director of SETRPC for 30 years before his retirement in 2000, presented the award. Dr. Betty Iles, Lumberton was the recipient of this prestigious award. Dr. Iles was honored for her work on behalf of Southeast Texas. Dr. Iles is a longtime educator and has served in many capacities including teacher, principal, school board member, professor, artist and volunteer. Other nominees for the award included: Mr. Kim McMurray, Entergy – Team City Texas The Frances K. Monk “Regional Leadership” Award was presented to an elected official who exemplifies regional leadership in South East Texas. This Award was named in honor of Mayor Monk, former Mayor Port Neches, a past-president of SETRPC and an active supporter of regionalism not only locally, but also statewide and nationally. Elaine Allums, Mayor Pro Tem, City of Kountze was the recipient of this prestigious award. Mayor Pro Tem Allums was recognized for her work on behalf of South East Texans and her promotion of regionalism. Other nominees included Dr. Alan B. Coleman, Councilman, City of Beaumont.
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On Thursday, Feb. 2, the American Legion Post 49, located at 108 Green Ave., will hold a plate lunch fundraiser. Lunch will consist of fish, potato salad, coleslaw, beans, bread and dessert for $7 per plate. Walk-ins are welcome and delivery is available. Call 409-886-1241 after noon on Feb. 1 and before 9 a.m. on Feb. 2 for delivery. All proceeds go back into the American Legion Post 49 which is a non profit Veteran Organization.
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The Josiah Bell: battling the Yankees to powering a sawmill Staff Report
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Josiah Hughes Bell crossed into Texas from the Missouri Territory in 1821 and became one of Stephen F. Austin’s “Old Three Hundred,” the original settlers of Texas. Bell eventually settled on New Year Creek, near Old Washington. Bell moved to the west side of the Brazos River, where he was granted land by the Mexican government. He established what later became known as Bell’s Landing. Bell’s Landing became an important inland river port. Bell later laid out two towns that became known as East Columbia and West Columbia. Bell died in 1838 after becoming wealthy from his river enterprises and his sugar plantation, His estate was valued at $140,000. When Robert Mills had a side-wheel steamer built in 1853, he named the boat the Josiah H. Bell after his late friend. The Bell was built at Howard Shipyard in Jeffersonville, Indiana. She was 171 feet long, 30 feet wide and could operate in 6.7 feet of water. Her 412 ton capacity could haul 1800 bales of cotton. The Bell was built out of white oak with a V-bottom, deep sea hull and the bow was reinforced, possibly with iron. The power plant was an upright 450 horsepower steam engine with three boilers. Her size and capacity made her the second largest steamer in Texas. By 1854, the Bell was in the Trinity River cotton trade and possibility a little trade on the Brazos. In 1858 the Bell sailed between the Trinity and Galveston three times carrying 836 bales of cotton on one voyage. Before the end of 1859 she was sold to the Texas and New Orleans Railroad to haul railroad supplies and rolling stock. In January the two biggest steamboats in Texas, the Bell and the Florilda were sailing on Sabine Lake carrying supplies for the building of the railroad between Orange and Liberty. They carried rails, crossties and rolling stock. The Union Navy capture of Sabine Pass in 1862 caused the Bell to be trapped in the Sabine River. During that period the Bell is believed to cut across the long sandbar at Conway’s Bayou, four miles south of Orange creating what came to be known as the “Conway’s Bayou Cutoff.” On Jan. 1, 1863, General John Magruder’s Confederate forces recaptured Galveston and Magruder became determined to lift the Union blockade at Sabine Pass. He sent the Bell and the Uncle Ben to the Levingston Shipyard in Orange to be refitted as cottonclad ships and armed with cannon. The Bell had a double row of cotton bales installed between the first and second decks. She was armed with a 64 pound cannon. The Uncle Ben was similarly armed. On the morning of Jan. 21, 1863 the two cottonclads left the mouth of the Sabine River at full steam to engage the Union blockading ships, Morning Light and Velocity. The artillery force on the Bell was under the command of Lieutenant Dick Dowling. Dowling’s men had named the 64 pounder “Annie” after Dowling’s wife. Also aboard was a compliment of sharpshooters under the command of Captain Matt Nolan. One of the sharpshooters was Alexander Gilmer, who would later become one of the leading citizens of Orange, a timber baron, and a very wealthy man. The two Union ships decided to attempt to outrun the cotton-
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service at the first Lutcher and Moore mill, called the “Lower Mill.” When the mill was enlarged to mill 200,000 board feet of lumber daily, the old engine was moved to the planning mill. A history of the Lutcher and Moore Lumber Company related that the old engine remained in continuous use for 50 years without having any breakdown; “without so much as the shearing of a single pin.” The final disposition of the engine is unknown. When the mills went out of service in the 1930s and sold off all machinery as scrap iron the old engine was probably ground down and recycled. The hull of the Bell may lie in the river off the mouth of Conway’s Bayou among the wooden ships that were towed to that area, burned and sunk following World War I. Some research has revealed a hull that is shorter and wider than the others in that area. There is speculation that it is the Bell, but research to confirm that has
Stark Museum to host discussion on ‘People of the Book’ Staff Report
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The Stark Museum of Art, Orange, Texas, presents A Manuscript’s Mysteries: Discussion of the Novel People of the Book on Monday, Jan. 30, at 6:30 p.m. Dr. Elena Ivanova, Chief Educator, will lead a gallery conversation on the historical novel by Geraldine Brooks. The book discussion is held in conjunction with the Museum’s special exhibition, Medieval Manuscripts: From the Stark Collections, which highlights four illuminated prayer books from the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Using this exhibition gallery for the setting of the discussion allows visitors to view the exhibition and make connections between the novel and medieval manuscripts. The novel People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks unfolds the turbulent history of the Sarajevo Haggadah, a rare Jewish illuminated manuscript and its preservation. The book is based on a true story about the rare manuscript, but many characters and elements of the plot are fictional. Dr. Ivanova explained the program, “The novel People of the Book is an exciting tale of art, war and crime. It provides an opening into the little-known world of book conservation and the challenges that face museum curators and conservators.” The novel is available for purchase in the Museum Store. Visitors are encouraged to read the book in advance and to participate actively in the discussion. However, for those who do not have a chance to read the novel, background on the story will be provided so everyone can be involved. The Museum will provide light refreshments in the Lobby after the program. Admission is free.
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Located at 712 Green Avenue in Orange, Texas, the Stark Museum of Art is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free for all ages. Group tours are available by appointment. For more information call 409-886ARTS (2787) or visit www.starkmuseum.org.
Visitors enjoy the display of manuscript making materials during the Medieval Manuscripts exhibition currently on display at Stark Museum of Art.
Girl’s Haven Gumbo Cook-off Girl’s Haven is excited to announce that their 18th Annual Gumbo Festival is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 25. They will hold their annual gumbo cook-off to be held in the Parkdale Mall parking lot in Beaumont. This year’s entry fee will be a $100 donation to Girl’s Haven per team to secure a 10x10 space or $150 donation to Girl’s Haven per team to secure a 10x20 space. Spaces are available to those (businesses or persons) wishing to participate as cook team. Gumbo will be judged in three categories: seafood, poultry and combination. There will also be a People’s Choice award given. The Gumbo is schedule for 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Live entertainment will be provide by Texas 80 Proof, Lamar Port Arthur, Stone Cold and other live entertainment. They will also be hosting Sonny “The Bird Man” for a live show. There will be a kid’s area with carnival like games that fun for the whole family. Gumbo tickets are sold on-site. Admission and parking is free. A large bowl or four small bowls of different gumbo is cost $7. Sponsor’s include YMBL, SETMA, Quality Mat, Valero, Lamar Advertising and Clear Channel Radio, as well as many others. For more information on cook teams or sponsorships, please call Alice Teeler or Pati Crittenden at Girl’s Haven at 409-832-6223.
American Legion to host pool tournament The American Legion Lloyd Grubbs Post 49, located at 108 Green Ave. in Orange, will be hosting a pool tournament every Friday from 7 p.m. to midnight. There is a ten player maximum. The community is encouraged to join in the fun and free food to help support the Veterans. For more information, call 409-330-4847.
The Record • Week of Wednesday, January 18, 2012
FPC in Orange to host rededication day
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9788 F.M. 105 Orangefield, 409-735-3113 Pastor Forrest Wood Sun.: Bible Study - 9:30 a.m., Worship Service - 10:30 a.m., Evening Worship- 6:30 p.m. Wed.: Midweek Meal- 5:30 p.m., Praise & Prayer - 6:30 p.m. Youth & Children Activities, 7:15 p.m. - Choir Practice Email: email@example.com www.fbcof.com
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Lutcher Memorial Building
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First Presbyterian Church in Orange will have a day of rededication on Sunday, Jan. 29, to mark the Centennial Anniversary of the Lutcher Memorial Building. The event will also include a celebration of the renovation of the 1957 Casavant organ in the sanctuary and an organ recital by Dr. David Heller, professor of music at Trinity University. The church service will be based on the original 1912 dedication service for the opening of the church, built by Mrs. Fran-
ces Ann Lutcher in honor of her husband, Henry Jacob Lutcher. Mrs. Lutcher paid for the design and construction of the building, including the stained glass windows and dome by the J&R Lamb Studios. She purchased three Lamb windows, now in the front of the building, at the 1893 world’s fair in Chicago. After the church service, a luncheon will be held in the Gillespie Building. Dr. Heller’s recital will be at 1 p.m. The church will hold a dessert reception after the recital and give docent tours for visitors. The public is invited to the day of celebration. First Presbyterian Church Orange was organized in 1878 and has been serving the community for 134 years.
Getting married during the holidays Staff Report
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Although prime wedding season runs from May through October, many brides- and grooms-to-be choose to tie the knot during the winter, with the holidays providing a popular backdrop to the wedding festivities. Holiday weddings are often joyous affairs. People are jolly, decorations abound, and there’s a chance that some snowfall can make your picturesque photo dreams come true. And considering most churches and reception sites are already trimmed in seasonal decor to accommodate various holiday parties, chances are you can save a little money on floral arrangements and extra accessories. Having a wedding during the holidays also makes it easier to plan out themes and color schemes. For those who have difficulty deciding on bubblegum pink bridesmaids gowns or teal table linens, working with the colors of the winter season makes planning simple. Choose among burgundy, berry red, forest green, gold, silver, cream, and light blue to set the mood of the event. Deep red gowns complement any skin tone, and bouquets full of green and white fill call to mind a light snow dusting evergreen boughs. When selecting wedding invitations, be sure to choose a design that will set the invitation apart from the holiday greetings already being delivered to wedding guests. You may want to forgo a folded card or any holiday inspired embellishments on the invitations altogether. Instead, go with a classic white or off-white card. A border of snowflakes or a mention of a holiday theme in the invitation wording will clue in guests to the wed-
ding’s holiday theme. Because the holidays are already a busy time of the year, there are a few other considerations couples should heed when planning their weddings. Push up the dates you do all of your meetings with vendors. The season is awash in parties and other festive events; therefore, reception sites, caterers, florists, limousine services, and disc jockeys may book quickly. Try to secure as many vendors as possible as soon as you set your wedding date. Consult with a clergy member to discuss having a religious wedding during the holiday season. Certain dates may be restricted due to liturgical requirements or simply because of special church-related events. Wedding guests are likely to be busy themselves during the holiday season, so be sure to send out save-the-date cards to advertise your wedding well in advance of sending out the actual invitations. When invitations are mailed, do so about 3 months before the wedding. Flowers may be more expensive this time of the year, so spread a tight budget by including candles, greenery (like evergreen branches or holly) or simple poinsettia plants with other more traditional flowers. Be sure to factor weather into the planning. If gowns will not have sleeves, be sure to select shrugs or capes that can be worn for warmth. Muffs or full-arm gloves can be elegant and warming as well. Get creative with wedding cakes to tie into the theme. An all-white cake can look like it’s covered in snow. A cake can be shaped into a wrapped gift or a giant ornament.
The beginning of Valentine’s from start til finish Staff Report
For The Record
Valentine’s Day is a holiday during February that commemorates love and romance and also the patron Saint Valentine. The history of St. Valentine is shrouded somewhat in mystery, and there are beliefs that many different people went by the name St. Valentine. One such individual was a holy priest who served in Rome, Italy. Some historians surmise that he was jailed for defiance during the reign of Claudius II, sentenced to death, and became a religious martyr. Pope Gelasius marked February14 as a celebration in honor of his martyrdom in 496 AD. Today, the Catholic church recognizes at least three different martyred saints named Valentine or Valentius. So how did St. Valentine’s Day transform from a religious holiday into one far more secular? During the third century in Rome, Claudius II decided that single men served better as soldiers if they were single and had no attachments at home in the way of a wife and family. Thusly, he outlawed marriage. St. Valentine didn’t agree with the views and reportedly performed marriages for young lovers in secret. It is this which may have propelled Valentine’s Day to be more about love than religious obligation. Another legend says that Valentine himself authored the first Valentine card. It has been rumored he fell in love with a woman
-- the jailer’s daughter -- while in prison and sent her a letter. He signed it, “from your Valentine.” No matter the origins of the holiday, today St. Valentine’s Day has become a day where love is celebrated. Lovers send each other cards and tokens of their affections. It is customary to go out for dinner and send flowers. Chocolates and roses seem to go hand-in-hand with Valentine’s Day events. Although certain customs have become commonplace, some customs of Valentine’s Day have fallen by the wayside. One such custom is the “drawing of names” that took place in the 18th century. Names of men and women (equal numbers of each) were placed into two different containers. A lottery of sorts took place where one man’s name was drawn and matched with a woman’s name. The people called were called “Valentines,” and the pairing was considered a good omen of these couples marrying later on. Another lost custom was of a man wearing a paper heart with the person he loved’s name written on it. The heart was pinned to his sleeve, which gave way to the expression, “wearing one’s heart on one’s sleeve.” A woman could do the same type of thing by wearing a charm known as a love-badge near her heart. Where now we send out mass-produced Valentine’s Day cards, original Valentine’s were handmade and personalized letters. Within them individuals could write their exact sentiments to a loved one.
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Trinity Baptist Church 1408 W. Park Ave. @ 14th Street, Orange Office: 886-1333 Pastor Dr. Bob Webb Worship Leader Dan Cruse Sun. Morning Worship 11 a.m. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Nursery Provided
Miracle Restoration Revivals Church 608 Dogwood St., Orange 409-883-5466 Residing Pastor Rev. Larry Doucet Founding Pastor Rev. Tunney Vercher Sr. Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday night Prayer Meeting 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night Bible Study 7 p.m.
Orange First Church of the Nazarene 3810 MLK Drive, Orange Lead Pastor: Ray McDowell Music Pastor: Bruce McGraw Youth Pastor: Michael Pigg Children’s Pastor: Marilyn Ball Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Celebration Service 10:45 a.m. Prayer Service: 6 p.m. Wednesday Service: 7 p.m. Everyone Welcome!
First Baptist Church of Bridge City 200 W. Roundbunch, BC Office: 409-735-3581 Fax: 409-735-8882 www.fbcbc.org Rev. Bob Boone, Pastor Sunday Schedule: Traditional Worship - 8:15 a.m.; Bible Study at 9:30 a.m.; Celebration Service - 10:45 a.m.; CSI, Youth Bible Study, Discipleship Classes - 5:30 p.m. Wednesday Schedule: Prayer Meeting - 6:30 p.m., Youth Worship “Living Stone”
Harvest Chapel 1305 Irving Street, Orange 409-882-0862 Ruth Logan Burch, Pastor Sun. Morning 10 & 11 a.m. Evening Service 6 p.m. Wednesday Service 6 p.m. Gospel Singing first Friday of the each month.
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THEME: Super Bowl ACROSS 1. No longer required to lick this 6. *Kick catcher 9. Manufactured 13. BBQ spot 14. Argonaut’s propeller 15. Inside of a jacket 16. Lusitania’s destroyer 17. *___ Bowl, 1 week before Super Bowl 18. _____ peace 19. Type of sale 21. *Last year’s winner 23. International trade organization 24. Screen material 25. Legal group 28. Process of seeping 30. Pass away 35. A graduate 37. Of sound mind 39. Specialty 40. *Can be used to describe a safety 41. Item in diary 43. To finish with a ceiling 44. Twig of willow tree 46. It includes upward and downward dogs 47. It replaced the ECU 48. Food of the gods? 50. “Where the Wild Things Are” rollick
52. Teacher’s favorite 53. *A field goal wide right, e.g. 55. Immeasurable period 57. *She infamously had a wardrobe malfunction 61. *This year’s host 65. Repent 66. *Defensive ___ 68. Quechuan people 69. Inanimate thing that talks? 70. Electric swimmer 71. Not fashion-minded 72. Volcano action 73. Wade’s opponent 74. Austin Powers creator DOWN 1. Basketball star Tim Duncan, e.g. 2. Inhibition resulting from social custom 3. A-bomb particle 4. *Most frequent Super Bowl host 5. Sometimes mashed 6. Antonym of “yup” 7. ENT’s first concern? 8. Figure of speech 9. Not to be worn, according to PETA 10. ____ Hathaway 11. It can be white-tailed or black-tailed
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Local Boy Scout works to become Eagle Scout Nathan Zerko, a member of Boy Scout Troop 223, is starting his project to become an Eagle Scout. Zerko is placing collection boxes in several business locations around the Orange area. The larger boxes are for the collection of usable, clean winter coats. He will also have smaller boxes for donations of non-perishable food items. Upon completion of his project Zerko will the make a written report of the project as a part of his application for Eagle Scout. He will also include information about his career as a Scout. The paperwork will be
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All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them within the time and in the manner prescribed by law. DATED this the 19th day of January, 2012 Respectfully submitted, SANDERS & SANDERS, L.L.P
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Please call today for your personal tour! 409-988-5754. VERY NICE AND CLEAN BC 2/1, carpet, CA/H, kitchen has pantry & lots of cabinets and bar, all appliances, small dining area, 1 Lg bedroom and 1 small bedroom, Lg. utility room w/ W&D connections & storage, bath has built-in vanity, all blinds, ceiling fans, No pets, concrete parking & patio, $625 monthly + elec. & water, $300 dep., call for an appointment to se @ (409) 735-6277 or 626-1968. (ss) THE VILLAGE AND SOUTHERN OAKS IN BRIDGE CITY ARE OFFERING A $199 MOVE-IN SPECIAL for January, water/ sewer & trash included on these units,ALSO leasing newly constructed 1/1 apartments w/ dishwasher / washer and dryer included! Monthly rents start at $550 - $725, please call for more info at (409) 7357696 or 474-9731. BC BRICK DUPLEX APT., 2/1/1, CA/H, W/D hookups, in quiet residential neighborhood, ideal for 1 or 2 persons, No Pets, $625 monthly + $400 dep., application required, (409) 728-8995. COMMERCIAL BC ON TEXAS AVE., small or large office spaces, CA/H, carpet, on Texas Ave., great location, price range of $300 to $600 monthly, available now, call (409) 735-6277 or 626-1968 for details. (ss)
HOME RENTALS 1/1 IN MAURICEVILLE, Log Cabin, in the woods, $550 monthly, Call for an appointment to see @ (409) 7352030. (M&R) 2/1 IN ORANGE. 1306 CURTIS. $570/month. 409670-0112. 2 BR IN W.O. CH/A, NEW kitchen, carport, wood floors, $600 rent, $600 dep. No pets. 409-670-0609. 3/2 IN W.O. GARAGE, BONUS room, CH/A, stove, dishwasher, fully insulated, dual panel windows, remodeled home. $800 rent, $800 dep. No pets. 409-670-0696. 3/1/1 IN WOCISD, 3415 Bowling, CA/H, front carport, back patio, fenced back yard, No Pets or HUD, $650 monthly + $500 dep., (409) 7353604. (2/1)
QUIET COUNTRY LIVING! 3/2/3CP, Ofisd, 1 1/2 story home on 2.24 acres, all appliances (including Washer & Dryer), some furniture, CA/H, 30’ x 30’ shop, On Hwy 1442 N. of IH-10 Reduced to $189,500.
409•745•3868 or Cell 767•0361
1/1 with office executive level second floor fully furnished and stocked- Brand New Lazy Boy Furnishings and king sized bed 2 bdrm. M.H. For Fully Equipped Kitchen Rent w/, Granite, and Tile Patio, good parking & yard. BCISD, Call and carpeting, Parkfor details. ing, Cable, Water and Garbage Paid. Smoke 3 Bdrm.M.H. for Free, No Pets, Horse Actual size: 1x6” Rent Boarding Available. Patio, good parking 409-313-2745 & yard. BCISD, call
BRIDGE CITY BRICK 3/2, fenced back yard, $1,000 monthly + dep., (409) 7352030. (M&R) MOBILE HOME RENTALS BC AREA , as little as $30 daily for rooms, M.H.’s by day or week, starting at $30 a day or weekly, 735-8801 or 7347771. (cctfn) ‘06, 2/2 & 3/1 IN OFISD, 1 block from schools, Large lot, W./D hookups, No Pets, $425 & $550 monthly + dep., (409) 720-8699 or 735-6701. (1/18) BC 2 BEDROOM, nice and clean, all elec., stove & refrig., mini blinds, air & heat, garbage paid, $425 monthly + dep., (409) 735-5230 or 5531479. (1/25)
THE RECORD NEWS
ANDREA WHITNEY You Can’t Buy Better Orange County Advertising (409)
R&R RV PARK SPACES For Rent Quiet 30 and 50 AMP service spaces for rent, at a low $285 monthly, including all utilities & services, except electric, quiet patio, good parking.
HOME SALES 4/2/2 IN LCMISD, 1717 Greenbriar ave., screened in patio, corner lot, $95,000, (409) 883-8389. OWNER FINANCE. 2211 Travis. 3/1/1, hardwood floors, $33,900. Down $3,500 P&I $317. Call 409-504-5945. OWNER FINANCE. 1302 Irvin 3/1/1, fenced yard, hard wood floors. $37,900. Down $2,500 P&I $356. Call 409504-5945. RANCH HOUSE & 5 ACRES, 3/1 w/ screened porch, 2 living areas, beautiful pasture, LCMISD, WOODRIDGE LAND CO, (409) 745-1115. 3/2 PORT ARTHUR HOME, 2,200 sq. ft., formal living & dining rms., utility rm., kitchen has 10’ breakfast bar, bonus room off kitchen, lots of storage, security system, home sits on a 100’ x 300’ lot, fenced back yard, No Owner Finance, $75,000, call (409) 720-9463 for more info. LAND & LOTS OVER AN ACRE, VICTORY Gardens, nice quiet neighborhood, water and electric ready, cement dr., perfect homesite, $28,000 OBO, Call Mike @ (409) 735-7680. 430 HOLLY ST., BC, lots 28 - 29 - 25’ of 27 a n d
15’ of 30, $30,000, water and sewer tap paid; 450 Holly, 1 bedrm. house, zone B, buy ALL for $50,000, No Owner Finance, (409)735-5041. BEAUTIFUL LOTS LOCATED IN DESIRABLE AREA OF FINE HOMES! Regal Pointe offers underground utilities, decorative street lights, professionally landscaped boulevard , city water & sewer, BCISD & no city taxes! Regularly priced at $32-35K , RIGHT NOW SAVE 25% ON ANY LOT THRU March 31st!. Call REGENCY Real Estate Professionals (409)724MOVE (6883) or visit www. REGENCYRealEstatePros. com for details!
‘68 FORD MUSTANG. GT Fastback, Automatic, runs and drives well, Price $6950, for details mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org / 512-782-4586.
submitted to the Boy Scout National Office for approval. After approval Zerko will be recognized as a member of the Eagle Scout Class of 2012. Zerko started his Scout journey as a Cub Scout. “I’ve been a Scout almost as long as I can remember,” said Zerko. He is a Junior at West Orange Stark High School and a life-long resident of Pinehurst. His grandfather, John Zerko is a long time member of the Pinehurst City Council. Troop 223 is chartered by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Orange.
MAXI-VAN, ‘97 CHEV. EXPRESS, white w/blue interior, 2 high-back bucket seats, optional 3 bench seats, $2,950. a/c, radio, clock, heat, casette, electric windows. Newly inspected, tags up to date. Some newer parts. Just need to get out of the way. Runs great. 409-313-6598
‘89 JEEP WRANGLER, auto, straight 6 cyl., soft top, new tires, needs TLC, $1,700 OBO, (409) 553-3332. ‘97 FORD F-150, excellent cond., Ext. cab, V-6 A/C, $6,000, (409) 499-2128. CUSTOM RIMS, 15”, off ‘86 Camero, $300, (409) 8834992 or 221-4610.
‘'85 CHEVY C-10, V-8, LWB,
A/C, C. player, auto trans., PS/B, good motor, no oil leakage, real workhorse, $3,000 OBO, ask for Ruth @ (409) 735-7353
SHINE Allow your light to shine unto the lives of our patients and their families by becoming a Hospice Volunteer! To inquire about our "Shiners" Youth Volunteer program (ages 12-17), or our Adult Volunteer Program. Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at 832-4582. Hospice of Texas, 2900 North Street suite 100, Beaumont, Texas 77702.
‘82 DODGE PU., brown, 93k miles, nice camper on it, extra nice, no rust, asking $3,000, (409) 886-2978. ‘08 DODGE DAKOTA, 4 dr., V-6, very clean, low miles, $17,500 OBO, call Ray @ (409) 745-4059.
FOR RENT - BC School District
‘98 FORD TAURUS: motor, 3.0 V-6, asking $350 OBO; Whole car, $500, for more info call (409) 221-9996.
• 2 BR / 1BA Mobile Home
HONDA REBEL 250, runs good, with extra parts bike, $1,200 takes all, (409) 221-7126.
• 1 BR / 1BA Mobile Home
‘T R U C K S & VA N S ‘88 CHEVROLET P.U., runs good, $1,200, 543-8089 or 886-7329.
• 3 BR / 1BA Mobile Home Washer, Dryer, Furnished
SAT., 1019 ARTHUR, BC, off Hyw 408, 8 till noon. Name brand size 5-6 boy’s and girl’s clothes, adult clothes, shoes, “Eddie Bauer” jagging stroller, home decor, linens, comforter sets, glassware, “Tinkerbell” kitchen set, bikes, “Little Tyke” outside toys. We always have good stuff, No Junk!
SAT., 21 ENCHANTED OAKS, ORANGE, 7 till ? Home decor, shoes, DVD’s, video games, electronics, board games, Lots More!
• Lot for Mobile Home
RV lot - 50 amp $380 month
On-Site Manager & Maintenance
Bayou Pines Park 19603 Hwy 62 S.
SAT., 525 S HWY 87, WEST ORANGE, 8 am til? Clothing, books, furniture & accessories, collectibles, 25-cent clothes. So much more!
(Between Like New Auto & Winfree Baptist Church)
(409) 697-2552 To be published for details. in (409) 656-8826 References Required NOTICEThe TO ALL Record Newspapers PERSONS HAVING 12/07/2011 Actual size: 1x4.75” CLAIMS AGAINST THE NOTICE TO NOTICE TO NOTICE TO NOTICE TO NOTICE TO NOTICE TO ESTATE OF******PLEASE NANCY FAX ANY CREDITORS CREDITORS CREDITORS CREDITORS CREDITORS CREDITORS To be published in FEZIA, DECEASED CORRECTIONS BY given Notice is hereby given Notice is hereby given Notice is hereby Notice is hereby given Notice is hereby given Notice is hereby The Letters Recordthat Newspapers original Letters that original Letters that original that original Letters that original Letters Notice is hereby given given that original 5 P.M. MONDAY Administration for the Administration for the Administration for the Administration for the Administration for the that original Letters Letters Administration 01/24/2012 Estate of PATRICK LYNN Estate of GLORIA W. Estate of RICHARD Estate of SARA J. Estate of ARTHUR R. Testamentary for the Estate for the Estate of DAVIS to 735-7346 for proofing. FULLER, Deceased, for proofing. Enlarged for proofing. JONES, Enlarged Deceased, Enlarged Enlarged for proofing. E DALE BRITNELL, JR., BROSSETTE, Deceased, BROSSETTE, Deceased,for proofing. of NANCY FEZIA, Enlarged ******PLEASE FAX ANY KIRKWOOD JONES, were issuedActual on January were issued on January Deceased, were issued on were issued on January were issued on January Deceased, were issued on Actual size: 1 col.Deceased, x 4.5" Actual size: x 4.5" were issued on 1 col. size: 1 col. x 4.5" Actual size: 1 col. x 4.5" Ac Actual size: 1 col. x 4.5" 19, 2012, in BY Cause No. 19, 2012, in Cause No. January 19, 2012,CORRECTIONS in Cause 19, 2012, in Cause No. 19, 2012, in Cause No. January 3, 2012 in Cause January 19, 2012, in Cause P16035, pending in the P16029, pending in the No. P16012, pending in the P16018, pending in the P16017, pending in the No. P16009 pending in the Thanks, No. P16021, pending in the To be published in To be published in To be published in in 5 P.M. MONDAY County Court at Law of To be published in CourtTo County Court at Law of County Court at Law of County at be Lawpublished of County Court at Law of County Court at Law of County Court at Law of Nicole The Record Newspapers Orange County, Texas, to: The Record Newspapers Orange County, Texas, to: The Record Newspapers The Record Orange County, Texas, to: Orange County, Texas, to: NewspapersTh Orange County, Texas, to: Newspapers Orange County, Texas, to: The Record Orange County, Texas, to: Sharon Ruth Fuller. 02/17/10 Sharon Ann Jones Head. Brenda Lynn Britnell. to 735-7346 Suzanne Smith. KINAYA T. ULBRICH. The 02/17/10 Sharon Ann Jones Head. 02/17/10 Suzanne Smith. 02/17/10 residence of such Executrix is Travis County, Texas. The Post Office address is:
KINAYA T. ULBRICH 901 W. 9th St. #212 Austin, Texas 78703
All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them within the time and in the manner prescribed by law. DATED this the 24th day of January, 2012 Respectfully submitted, Kinaya T. Ulbrich, Pro Se
Kinaya T. Ulbrich 901 W. 9th St. #212 Austin, Texas 78703 (512)879-1980 Email: kinaya.ulbrich@gmail. com
All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them to the undersigned within the time and in the manner prescribed by law.
c/o THE LAW OFFICE OF TOMMY GUNN Attorney at Law 202 S. Border Street Orange, Texas 77630 DATED the 19th day of January, 2012
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c/o THE LAW OFFICE THE LAW OFFICE c/o THE LAW OFFICE Debbie c/o OF TOMMY GUNN Debbie OF TOMMY GUNN Debbie OF TOMMY GUNN Attorney at Law Attorney at Law Attorney at Law 202 S. Border Street 202 S. Border Street FAX 202 S. Border Street Orange, Texas 77630 FAX Orange, Texas 77630 FAX Orange, Texas 77630
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State Bar No.: 08623700 Attorney at Law 202 S. Border Street Orange, Texas 77630 Telephone: (409) 882-9990 Facsimile: (409) 882-0613
State Bar No.: 08623700 Attorney at Law 202 S. Border Street Orange, Texas 77630 Telephone: (409) 882-9990 Facsimile: (409) 882-0613
State Bar No.: 08623700 Attorney at Law 202 S. Border Street Orange, Texas 77630 Telephone: (409) 882-9990 Facsimile: (409) 882-0613
c/o THE LAW OFFICE c/o THE LAW OFFICE OF TOMMY GUNN DebbieOF TOMMY GUNN Debbie Attorney at Law Attorney at Law 202 S. Border Street 202 S. Border Street Orange, Texas 77630 FAX Orange, Texas 77630 FAX
• The Record • Week of Wednesday, January 25, 2012 PAID ADVERTISEMENT
International Gold, Silver and Diamond Buyers Paying on the Spot for Valuables This Week in Orange! By Debi Lambert STAFF WRITER Orange-area residents are in for a rare treat when the International Gold, Silver and Diamond Buyers (IGSDB) host an event here, from January 24th 28th, at the La Quinta Inn & Suites. The company has identified this region as prime territory for purchasing your precious metals—especially gold and silver. The IGSDB estimates that local residents have millions of dollars worth of valuables that they no longer need or want. That is where the IGSDB comes in—they specialize in buying those items from local sellers in the U.S., Canada and Europe. Items like gold coins, scrap gold, sterling silver and tea sets also diamond rings are in high demand right now, and IGSDB is purchasing massive quantities of them on behalf of their global network of collectors, dealers and refineries. Currently on an international tour, IGSDB has included Orange on its list of stops for this week. Residents are urged to mark their calendar for this special opportunity to meet one-on-one with gold, silver and diamond specialists. Because of IGSDB’s low overhead, extensive resources and massive volume, the company is often able to pay out more than other dealers and retailers. Many customers are surprised at how much they are offered for seemingly small amounts. “I had two bent herringbone necklaces, a class ring, and some outdated earrings that I brought to a show. I walked out with $425 in less than 15 minutes,” said a satisfied guest. Providing an economic boost to each region it visits, the IGSDB projects to pay out $350,000 at each event—a testament to the high volume of items they purchase and the prime prices being paid. Offers are made based on rarity, numismatic value, condition and market value. Company spokesman Matthew Enright says, “We just paid $4,700 for a loose 1.25—carat diamond. Our mission is to pay local residents on the spot for sterling silverware, fine jewelry, coins and precious metals—especially silver and gold.” The company has seen a huge influx of gold lately. “Customers have been scrambling to cash into the record-high value of gold,” adds Enright. For those who are unsure if their items are genuine gold or silver, or simply costume,
company will test it for free. “The best strategy is to bring all items to the show for a free evaluation from our specialists. It always amazes me how a small handful of gold and silver can turn into hundreds of dollars in just a few moments. We test, weigh, and buy items right on the spot,” Enright says. At a recent show, a small—town dentist had a nice pay day. “I have been collecting dental gold for years from patients who didn’t want their extracted teeth. It really added up—my check is for over $31,000!” While most people don’t have buckets of dental gold at their fingertips, they do have $750 worth of scrap gold scattered throughout their homes or mismatched earrings. In addition to scrap gold, fine jewelry and diamonds, coins are a big hit. Offers will be made on all coins dated 1965 and earlier—gold coins, silver, silver dollars, half dollars, quarters, nickels and dimes. Enright explains, “U.S. coins made before 1970 are worth more than their legal tender amount because they contain 90% silver. Rare dates and mint marks can make them even more valuable. We recently paid $78,000 for an amazing coin collection. One couple brought in a rusty coffee can filled with silver coins, sawdust, and a dead spider. The can had been in the basement for years. We were happy to send them home with a check for more than $700!” Orange-area residents should start collecting their valuables now to bring to the free event, which runs Tuesday - Saturday. Deals will be made and money will be paid on the spot. Attendance is expected to be high, but no appointment is needed. Enright encourages everyone to take advantage of this special opportunity to meet directly with specialists from the International Gold, Silver and Diamond Buyers. He concludes, “It’s a great chance for people to cash in their old diamonds, jewelry, coins and scrap gold. This is a seller’s market, so don’t miss out!”
CHECK IT OUT! WHO INTERNATIONAL GOLD,
SILVER & DIAMOND BUYERS
WHAT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC TO
SELL THEIR GOLD, SILVER, DIAMONDS & TREASURES
WHERE LA QUINTA INN & SUITES 2220 HWY 62 SOUTH ORANGE, TX 77630
WHEN JANUARY 24TH - 28TH TUESDAY–FRIDAY 9AM–6PM SATURDAY 9AM–4PM
DIRECTIONS 409.883.0011 INFORMATION 217.787.7767
Other Items of Interest: - Costume & Gold Jewelry - Silver - Gold Coins - Wrist & Pocket Watches - Military Items - Scrap Gold & Silver - Diamonds
PAYING CASH FOR ALL TYPES OF GOLD, SILVER, DIAMONDS AND MORE!
.999 FINE SILVER
COSTUME & GOLD JEWELRY
PAYING CASH FOR PRE-1970 COINS & CURRENCY
INDIAN CENT UP TO $500*
WHEAT BACK CENT UP TO $1,500*
BRAIDED HAIR LARGE CENT UP TO $3,800*
3 CENT PIECE UP TO $2,500*
BUFFALO NICKEL UP TO $1,800*
JEFFERSON “WAR” NICKEL UP TO $2,000*
2 CENT PIECE UP TO $2,000*
LIBERTY “V” NICKEL UP TO $2,800*
*This amount depends upon rarity, condition and what collectors are willing to pay
GOLD & SILVER
OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
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Bring this pass and beat the lines Don’t miss your chance of cashing in at these Record High Gold & Silver Prices
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