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LCM King of Hearts Debby Schamber For The Record

Dustin DuCharme is not an ordinary student at Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School, because he leads with his heart. As a result of his hard work and dedication to everything he is involved in, this amazing person was highlighted by Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) on their website. DuCharme became a SOTX athlete in 2001 and has received countless honors, awards, ribbons and medals since his first competition more than a decade ago. He competes in bowling, track and field, flag football, basketball and bocce in the Golden

DPS increases DWI search Staff Report For The Record

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will increase DWI patrols from March 8 – March 17, one of the most active Spring Break periods in Texas. DPS troopers will focus DWI patrols in high-risk locations at times when alcohol-related crashes are most frequent. The enhanced patrols that target intoxicated drivers are funded through a grant from the Texas Department of Transportation. “Too frequently people choose to drink and drive during Spring Break, which is an extremely dangerous decision that often leads to senseless tragedy,” said DPS Director Steven McCraw. “Getting impaired drivers off the roads during Spring Break is a major priority for the department, and we also urge the public

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Triangle area. But, he said bowling is his favorite event. During the LC-M football season, DuCharme was a trainer. He helped to make sure the players had water to quench their thirst and cool them down in the scorching Southeast Texas heat. He also had the immense pleasure of being one of team when he lead the team through the inflated bear and banners onto the football field as the fans cheered. He smiles as he talks about those days and anxious-

ments and things they can do to honor him. Three football players started a campaign to have DuCharme as the next Homecoming King. Those who were on the ballot asked for their name to be removed or for the votes collected for themselves to be given to their friend, Dustin Ducharme. As Homecoming night grew closer, DuCharme’s family grew increasingly excited. To allow his entire family to be a part of the excitement, Dustin’s brother, Kevin, was flown in from Arizona.

Dustin DuCharme, of Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School is the 2012 Homecoming King. Demi Sheppard is the Homecoming Queen.

ly waits for the next football season. But, he was not done yet as a member of the team. He also goes out into the center of the field for the coin toss. The football team along with fellow students are in support of his accomplish-

DuCharme was announced as Homecoming King at the game and the crown was placed onto his cowboy hat. As he walked off the field, he put his arms into the air for


Schools seek meaningful student assesment Debby Schamber

For The Record

Region 5 school superintendents recently met with Susan Kelner, of Texans Advocating for Meaningful Student Assessment, and decided the presentation is something all parents and people in the community needed to hear. The program is scheduled for 6 p.m. March 7 at 350 Pine Street, in Beaumont, which is known as the Entergy building. Area superintendents hope everyone will attend the presentation. “It would certainly be advantageous to any parent, educator, or community member, to have a better understanding of what’s going on with the legislature with the restrictions and requirements that they are placing on students’ education, “ said Pauliine Har-

grove, superintendent for Little CypressMauriceville CISD. “Additionally, they would have a better grasp of HARGRAVE the impact of some of these decisions that are being made. In and of themselves, some of the solutions being proposed sound fine. However, when one considers the total impact, they quickly learn that they may be giving up more than they are receiving.” TAMSA is a statewide, grassroots organization comprised of parents and other community members concerned with the overemphasis on high stakes State of Texas Assessments of Academic


DPS: ‘Arrive Alive’ this Spring Break Staff Report For The Record

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) troopers in Southeast Texas will join forces with local law enforcement agencies to participate in the Impaired Driving Mobilization (IDM) campaign for Spring Break. The Impaired Driving Mobilization campaign is a special enforcement effort targeting drunk drivers during Spring Break. The goal of IDM is to reduce the number

of serious or fatal collisions by increasing patrols in high risk areas where alcohol-related crashes occur frequently. The patrols are funded through a grant from the Texas Department of Transportation. The campaign will begin on March 8 and end on March 17. Spring Break is generally associated with high school and college students drinking and partying. However, local events, like the upcoming 2013 Spring Break Bash at La-


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Fishing brings economic jolt Fishing tournament expected to have favorable economic impact Penny Leleux

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ne point five million dollars; that is the amount of money first expected to come into Orange County because of the Bassmaster Elite Series Sabine River Challenge March 14-17. Bobby Fillyaw, director of the Orange County Economic Development Corp. said the $1.5 million was the amount indicated by an economic impact study that was done in anticipation of the event. Fillyaw admits that number is very conservative, because some things have come to light that weren’t even considered when doing the original economic study. “We really think the $1.5 million that we first thought is probably going to be much, much higher impact than we originally planned,” said Fillyaw. They did not foresee the multitudes of

fishermen that came to the area prior to Feb. 11 to scope out the lay of the land and hunt for the fishing hotspots before the tournament. “They were coming in and out for a couple of months, fishing our waters and learnFILLYAW ing about the river and those kinds of things,” said Fillyaw. “They stayed in our hotels and ate at the restaurants. We didn’t even consider that when we were doing the economic impact study.” The study was also done before many other activities were planned such as the Riverfront Festival, free concerts, a free laser show, Art in the Park and more. Jack Patel of Holiday Inn Express said he believes the economic impact for hotels will be felt in a 50 mile radius. “They’re expecting over 10,000 people in one day,” said Patel. “It’s equivalent to a Super bowl,” he said. “It’s that big. It’s enormous.” Patel feels the impact will be felt for years with all the media attention the tournament will bring to Orange County. “We’re going to be showing the world what we have here.” “As for the hotels,” said Patel, “we are all excited and they’re all doing fantastic from


Stan Floyd along with employees of American Airboats, Inc. and volunteers work to clean up the waterways during the River Clean Up Challenge. During their efforts, they collected 18 refrigerators and about 50 tires along with enough trash to fill a 30-yard dumpster.

Volunteers clean Sabine River Debby Schamber For The Record

Stan Floyd, of American Airboats and Airboat Rides Inc. has a passion for making area waterways a better place to be for not only his business and the community, but for wildlife as well. During many of his tours, he has listened to tourists and passengers who come to view the natural beauty the area has to offer. But, through this he has heard people talk about the amount of garbage along the waterways and has become increasingly aware the waterways have become excessively littered with debris from past hurricanes and people dumping their unwanted garbage. Recently, he gathered an abandoned refrigerator from the muddy river bank. but knew it could not stop there. Tired and heartbroken about the condition of the Sabine River, Floyd with the help of others decided to do something about it. Not only would they work to clean up banks, but also the swamps and local estuaries. Estuaries form a transition zone between river environments and ocean environments and

Volunteers work to clean up the waterways during the River Clean Up Challenge.

are subject to both marine influences, such as tides, waves and the influx of saline water. They have riverine influences, such as flows of fresh water and sediment. The inflows of both sea water and fresh water provide high levels of nutrients in both the water column and sediment which makes estuaries among the most productive natural habitats in the world. “The litter that plagues our swamps and rivers not only adversely affects the local residents but also the local wildlife that has to live



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Arrive Alive

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to make responsible decisions, such as designating a non-drinking driver or finding alternative transportation if they are impaired.” During last year’s Spring Break enforcement period, DPS troopers made more than 1,000 DWI arrests, and approximately 300 were the direct result of the increased patrols funded by the grant. DPS enforcement also resulted in more than 9,400 speeding citations, 1,500 seat belt/child safety seat tickets and 12,500 other citations. In addition, troopers made 545 fugitive arrests and 402 felony arrests during routine patrol operations. The drinking age in Texas is 21, and any driver under that age with any detectable amount of alcohol in their system can be charged with breaking the law. Additional troopers will also be patrolling in areas with high concentrations of Spring Break activity. DPS offers the following tips for safe travel during the Spring Break holiday: • Slow down – especially in bad weather, construction areas, heavy traffic and unfamiliar areas. • Eliminate distractions while driving, including the usage of mobile devices. • Buckle up everyone in the vehicle – it’s the law.

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Chambers of Commerce across Southeast Texas have worked months to coordinate the trip most business leaders look forward to every two years, Golden Triangle Days in Austin. Golden Triangle Days in Austin is a three day long event of area delegates who gather at the capitol to build relationships between Southeast Texas’ businesses as well as state officials, agency directors and their staff members. Meetings with state agency department heads and

other officials provide a forum for our delegation to provide information and requests to those in Austin, asking for their support or assistance. “With all the changes we are experiencing in today’s world, I feel bringing a large delegation from the Golden Triangle will give us a strong voice,” says Ida Schossow, President of the Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce.

Fishing brings economic boost a booking point of view. The hardest kicker is the boat hookups.” Patel said most of the boats need electrical hookups at hotels to charge their batteries. “That’s something I’m hoping we can cater to for these professional fisherpeople. I think what we have at the hotel should be fine. I’m sure the professionals have scoped that out prior to that.” He said from a business point of view, the economy is improving anyway and the tournament is a “super bonus.” It’s fantastic for this town,” said Patel. “People that come to fish will know that we exist and we have a beautiful waterfront for fishing and such. That’s a plus.” He hopes the tournament will become a yearly event. Patel mentioned the former public relations campaign hosted by the Stark Foundation of planting seeds and “Watch Orange Grow.” “I guess this is one of the seeds that have been planted,” he said. “Hotels shouldn’t be a problem, we have lots of rooms. It’s a very big plus.” Patel is excited about all the extra activities that have been planned for participants and spectators. “It’s not just like come and fish and go. There is so much to do. This town is going the extra mile. This is a perfect opportunity for everybody to be a team player,” he said. “We can’t even fathom how much hard work has been put into this,” said Patel. He credits David Jones of Gopher Industries and John Gothia as being instrumental in bringing the tourna-

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ment to Orange. The Stark Foundation is the sponsor for the event and will have all of its venues open with related exhibits. Area chambers of commerce, the Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Orange County Economic Development Corp. and others have put countless hours into the endeavor. Launch will be at 6:30 a.m. at the Orange Boat Ramp each day, with weigh-in at 3:15 p.m. The Riverfront Festival runs all four days: 2-10 p.m. Thurs, 11 a.m.-11p.m. Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Musical entertainment begins at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, 11 a.m. Saturday and 1:30-2 p.m. Sunday. Fireworks on Saturday immediately following the Neal McCoy concert that begins at 5 p.m. A free Laser show will be held at the Lutcher Theater parking lot at 8 p.m., Friday. Art in the Park will be held 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday at Stark Park. Orange Trade Days will be open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday at 200 Turret off Simmons. Southeast Texas Transit buses will run shuttle service from the parking lots of the Lutcher Theater, Shangri La Botanical Gardens and the Capital One Bank off Green Avenue to the festival grounds/boat ramp Friday-Sunday. “We’re really looking forward to this. It’s going to be a great event,” said Fillyaw. “Can you imagine 10,000 people in one day?” said Patel.

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LCM King DuCharme victory was his during these shining moments. To this day, the crown has remained on the cowboy hat. Following the announcement, DuCharme went back to his trainer duties ready to work for the team he loved. His love of football has continued with a recent flag football game between LC-M and another school with special needs students. DuCharme was no stranger on how the game was played since he has started many years before, at age five, when his father, Tony, coached Little League football. The players he played with then are now on the LC-M football team. During the flag football game, each special needs student paired with a football player. The special needs students were the only ones allowed to score and pull the flags. DuCharme is also a Meet in the Middle par-

Readiness tests and the hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars used to administer these tests that could be going to the classroom. Their mission is to improve public education in Texas through the use of meaningful and effective student assessments to allow for more productive classroom instruction and more efficient use of public funds. “School districts are not against accountability,” said Mike King, Bridge City superintendent. “But there is too much testing.” Hargrove agrees and stated all districts need forms of accountability, but also need for it to be transparent so people can look at the measures and have a clear picture of how their students, as well as their school and district, are doing. According to information from TAMSA, Texas is spending over $1.2 billion dollars for testing from the year 2000 through 2015 which equates to $2 spent every second of every day for 15 years. They also state, “high-stakes” testing is not preparing students for post secondary education. In addition, the STAAR tests in Texas requires students to pass more than four times the average of tests to graduate than other states who require exit exams. Only 25 states require students to pass exit exams to graduate from high school. State Representative Joe Deshotel has filed HB 1423 which is a bill that completely eliminates high stakes testing. The bill will be heard by the Public Education committee on March 12, and he encourages parents, students and educators to have their voices heard by testifying before the committee, or calling or writing their Representatives. “Over the past year and a half I have listened to the concerns of parents, students and educators about our public school’s broken accountability system. This bill maintains rigor and accountability while expanding the number of pathways to graduation for High School students. The elimination of “teaching to the test” and giving more options to students should decrease our dropout rate and increase workforce readiness program,” Deshotel said in a statement. HB 1423 bill not only eliminates state highstakes testing as a graduation requirement and the 15 percent of end-of-course tests counting toward course grades but also specifies higher education as 4-year and 2-year and technical schools The bill requires the Texas Education Agency to adopt nationally recognized, norm-reference tests in grades 3-8 in reading, mathematics and science consistent with the requirements of No Child Left Behind. It will also require high school guidance counselors to provide students with information regarding post secondary opportunities in both college and the workforce. In addition, to authorizing school districts to use high school allotment funding for workforce readiness program. Texas educators are also watching for HB 5. This bill offers accountability reform as well as

ticipant where he works with other students on various projects. His accomplishments aren’t just limited to competition. While at school, he helps his fellow students bake cookies which are sold to students and staff as a fundraiser. “I love school, “ DuCharme said. The ambitious 12th grader has plenty of hobbies, including learning job skills as a Pizza Hut employee and, of course, competing alongside his fellow SOTX athletes at Games. ‘We are very proud of him and very proud of the school,” said his mother, Sherry. “Dustin has friends wherever he goes.” She added, the students have been really supportive and thoughtful, for which she wll be forever grateful for making her son’s high school years unforgettable.

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flexibility with Graduation Plans. It also creates a rating system for districts and campuses with a letter grade of “A-F” based on standardized assessments. “One day, one test does not determine our accountability,” King said. “What we want is a full range of accountability. You just don’t get a full picture on one day tests.” Hargrove stated there are other solutions to the one day, one test system which includes multiple methods of assessing and would be more effective, such as, portfolios, student projects, or student innovations. The Texas Education Agency announced 44 percent of Texas school campuses met the Adequate Yearly Progress, known as the AYP, which is a federal accountability system. During the 2011-12 school year, the state tests were changed to the STAAR which replaced the TAKS which had been given for the previous eight years. “One hundred percent of anything is difficult,” King said. King said it is important to him the school districts provide a well rounded education and not just a “bunch of good test takers.” “We don’t want that test to determine how we teach our kids,” King said. The STAAR tests are the current method for assessing student performance, which lead to accountability ratings. Because the STAAR is now timed for 4 hours and it is much more rigorous and there are more questions than the TAKS, it is much harder for students and causes significant stress to everyone involved. It could be more effective if the State would allow districts to be flexible in the administration of the exam. If a child has to stop the test for any reason, including going to the restroom, the timer does not stop, which counts against the student. Also, a 4 hour test is not what students are accustomed to. By “best teaching standards”, a teacher would never give an individual a 4 hour test. The state has determined teachers should use “best practices” on a daily basis, however, they have chosen to use a testing format that does not adhere to “best practices standards.” Most adults would have trouble taking a four hour test, much less students of every age, according to Hargrove. King would also like to see some changes in the graduation plan with added flexibility. The “four by four” has three levels with two parts, the distinguished and recommended, for students on the college track. An added third phase would be a minimum which would allow a broader education into technology classes. According to King, the “four by four program” is a “good plan, but cuts vocational classes.” It consists of four years each of math, English, science and social studies. He added, the high school now offers three welding classes. In addition, students have signed up to take a class on the principals of manufacturing and career connections classes. ‘The four by four plan is what has caused the career and technology classes to be trimmed down,” King said.

Sabine River cleanup throughout these unflattering remnants,” Floyd said. “ People at local parks throw their trash into the river even when there are trash cans nearby, which regrettably cause long damaging environmental effects. “ In an effort to clean up the waterway, Floyd teamed up with multiple local agencies including Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries, Tom Cormier of the Lake Charles Power Squadron, Texas Parks & Wildlife Game Warden, Orange County Sheriff’s Office, Wetlands Transportation and American Airboat employees. The dedicated workers collected enough trash to fill a 30-yard dumpster which was donated by Waste Management. Not all items collected were big items, but things such as bottles, cans, tires, barrels, old coolers, shoes, plastics, fishing lures and line were put right where they needed to be — in the trash. Approximately 18 refrigerators were picked up along the river banks as well as the connecting estuaries. Roughly 50 tires were painstakingly picked up, some of which had been wrapped around tree trunks and causing serious damage to the adjacent wildlife. Floyd, a disabled, combat veteran, also enlisted the help of Edwin E. Peddy, Beaumont Re-


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gional Supervisor of Veterans Securing America. VSA is a Security company who employs returning solders in need of civilian employment. It is the hope of all involved, people will take the time to enjoy their efforts, but also keep the area clean for future generations. “This first phase of the Sabine River Cleanup may not be the solution to all of the littering but it is more than a head start,” Floyd said.

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to make responsible decisions, such as designating a non-drinking driver or finding alternative transportation if they are impaired.” During last year’s Spring Break enforcement period, DPS troopers made more than 1,000 DWI arrests, and approximately 300 were the direct result of the increased patrols funded by the grant. DPS enforcement also resulted in more than 9,400 speeding citations, 1,500 seat belt/child safety seat tickets and 12,500 other citations. In addition, troopers made 545 fugitive arrests and 402 felony arrests during routine patrol operations.


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men contributed so much to the advancement of our area. Both gave of their time and money. Dr. Pachar leaves behind a large family who are also involved in a variety of vocations and civic endeavors. Our condolences to his wife Justine, her family and to his sisters, brother and their families. Funeral services will be held at Claybar Funeral Home, Thursday, March 7, at 2 p.m. Visitation is Wednesday, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Please see obituaries.

SPRING NOT ONLY FOR THE BIRDS Grandma used to say, “”Have the Robins come yet? Spring will come when the Robins come.” I always thought it was the other way around. The Robins would come when spring got here. Well, maybe she was right. For several years I’ve seen very few Robins, maybe a single one in an open field but over the last two weeks they have arrived in large groups. The old birds eat off the ground, they don’t eat out of the feeders, the many young Robins sit in the trees. The weather has been so up and down that about the time I think maybe Spring is here we get a cold blast. Maybe Grandma was right, the Robins are here waiting on spring to come. Also, many Rice Birds are here. They’re a black bird with a small red feather on its wing. As a youngster, I shot many Robins and Rice Birds with a sling-shot. Grandma made jambalaya and gumbo with them. I think there is now a law against killing Robins. I’m glad, but long ago they fed a poor family. Now it’s me and the birds waiting for spring. *****Saturday night don’t forget to “spring ahead” by moving your clock up an hour. We lose an hour in the spring but daylight gets here earlier, good for all us early birds. Spring break starts this weekend. That means more youngsters and police on the road. When kids are out of school, police work increases. *****By next week, maybe the youngsters and Robins will finally get to enjoy spring after a not so good winter. *****It’s time for me to spring forward for this week. Hop on board and come along, I promise it won’t do you no harm. PERRY’S FANTASY PUNISHES TEXAS The Texas Legislature is in session and it’s already obvious that Gov. Rick Perry is plotting his next national campaign. His opposition to Texas’ participation in the federal funding to expand state Medicaid, voted down Monday, is to show national Republicans who will be farthest to the political right in the 2016 presidential primaries. It doesn’t matter that his move is on the backs of six million Texans without health care provisions. Perry is playing games with the well being of millions of Texans. He’s refusing billions in federal funding to pay for universal care. It would mean $100 billion coming back to our state, most of which has been sent to the federal treasury by Texans in the first place. The Affordable Care Act would meet the needs of our citizens. Gov. Perry should join other Republican governors who have reversed their course and see the benefit for their citizens, even Gov. Scott of Florida, Gov. Chris Christi of New Jersey and a dozen others say it would be foolish and short change their people to pass up this deal. Perry is chasing his political fantasy and not taking care of business that is important to Texans. In the 82nd session, two years ago, Perry and the legislature took the wrecking ball to education in order to position Perry to run for president. Now the 83rd session is turning it’s back on health care and it could be two more years before it can be corrected. You would think, as bad as he made a fool of himself in his 2012 run, that he would know better. He’s punishing our citizens for his pipe dreams and apparently there’s no one in Austin with the balls to challenge him on doing the right thing for Texas like focusing on matters important to Texans instead of plotting his next national flop. WE SHOULD NEVER FORGET March 2 was Texas Independence Day. Strange how we pick our priorities. We celebrate people who were politicians, singers, athletes and actors. We forget that the men who came to Texas to find a new life and new opportunities found instead a war. Their belief in Texas brought death to many and we inherited an indomitable spirit. Actually, we should celebrate the entire week, beginning March 2, for it is also the week the Alamo fell. Had Santa Anna overwhelmed the Alamo in one day, the outcome of San Jacinto might have been different. Maybe God decided that Sam Houston should lead Texas because you see, Sam was born on March 2, in 1782 in Rockbridge County, Va. March 2, is Texas’ most important day. Thanks to Judge Thibodaux and Commissioner’s Court for recognizing that as a holiday by shutting down county government. KREE PREFORMED TUESDAY--HOPES TO ADVANCE Twenty young singers have made it to the season 12 semifinals of American Idol. Between this week and May 16, all but one will be eliminated. Ten will go home Thursday night. The Tuesday and Wednesday competition is up to the judges, who will decide who makes the finals. In the finals, singers will be judged by nationwide television watchers in weekly competition. Judge Keith Urban has already identified two female singers as the best in the competition, Angela Miller and Kree Harrison, who performed Tuesday night. Local family and friends are hoping that on Thursday night Kree is one of the five finalists still standing. Her local relatives are grandparents Beverly Mire and Wilson Roberts. Stepmother V.J. Roberts and aunt Penny Harrison. All of Orange County will be pulling for Kree in her quest to be the American Idol finalist. CONDOLENCES We were sorry to hear of the death of Bob Shinn, age 80, who died in Dallas Friday, March 1.*** Also longtime civic leader, Dr. Max Pachar Sr., 90, who died Sunday, March 3. Both of these

TURNING BACK THE HANDS OF TIME 15 Years Ago-1998 Austin has grown into the 22nd largest United States city, trading places with Seattle, which falls to number 23. *****CASA moves into new offices on Park Ave. Gisela Houseman is president. ***** Former Orangeite, Kelly Ray Thompson, 30, is charged with murder in Tacoma Washington. He is accused of the murder of Cathy Jean Jackson Webb, 41. Kelly lived at 607 Orange Ave, with his wife Penny. The couple had been married at the Brown Center. Kelly admitted to the murder and says, “Killing comes natural.” He wove a chilling tale of murders in Washington, California, Colorado and Texas. (Editor‘s note: Kelly had made many friends in Orange County until he vanished in 1993, leaving his wife and friends behind. He was a nice looking fellow, very likeable, who made friends easily. We haven‘t checked on Kelly lately. The last we heard he might have killed someone in prison where he is serving a life sentence.)*****Pretty Vickie Brown, her dad Earl Drake and Jerry Wayne Bell all celebrate birthdays.*****Sheriffs Captain David Peck is a candidate for Justice of the Peace, Pct. 1.*****Wayne Reeh is a candidate for county judge.*****Homer Will is a candidate for County Commissioner, Pct. 2.*****A.R. Morgan is candidate for Commissioner, Pct. 2.*****C.J. Huckaby runs for re-election for Commissioner, Pct. 2.*****Vickie Edgerly, 10 year District Clerk employee, runs for the office of District Clerk.*****Todd Lindsey throws his hat in the ring for County Commissioner, Pct. 2.*****Vanessa Meaux announces for County Clerk. Karen Jo Vance also announced for re-election of that post. *****Ted Selman files for Port Commissioner, Pct. 1. *****Quote of the Week comes from Orange Port board president, “Buckshot” Winfree, when presenting Port Director Roger Richards, a going away plaque. “Buckshot” turned to Port Commissioner Joel Steirman and said, “Joel, you present the plaque, you had more to do with Roger leaving then anyone else.” (Editor’s note: I love it.)*****Former Orangefield Bobcat, Jacob Davis, takes first place in the Big 12 Indoor Championship with a pole vault of 18.5 feet. (That’s nearly in the clouds.) Jacob hopes to win the national title for the Texas Longhorns.*****Former Bridge City Cardinal, Shane Dronett, signs a two year contract with the Atlanta Falcons and his old coach at Denver, Dan Reeves.*****West Orange Stark great, Kevin Smith, had his contact with the Dallas Cowboys extended until 2003. 40 Year Ago-1973 The crew at Butler-Baker Pontiac-American on Port Arthur Hwy. at the circle, are salesmen Joe Kazmar, Rocky Thomas and Doug Schulze, Houston Baker, owner and service manager Don Hebert, service technicians Joe Peveto, James Duhon, Richard Thomas, Royce Thompson, Roland Blanchard, Ellis Bartie, Turner Barnes, John McClelland, parts manager Ray Sautter, body shop men Eddie Joe White, Pat Stockman and John Hanks, office manager Carol Turner, Becky Longetreath and Barbara Henry.*****High school baseball begins. Stars-to-be at BC, Terry Bridgers, Wayne Meeks, Paul Trahan; at LCM, Bryan Carr, John Robins, Jerry Jenkins, Ted Seago, Tommy Martin and Leo Perry.*****Pretty Liz Wickersham has dropped out of school and is working in the Austin office of Sen. D. Roy Harrington.*****In the Capital they are talking about State Rep. Wayne Peveto becoming Speaker of the House even though he is just a freshman state representative.*****Mike Crawford is editor of Livingston’s Newslog.*****Mr. Chenella, at BC High, was overheard telling a tardy student who said he overslept, “What? You sleep at home, too?”*****A customer asked Dick Bivens, at Texas Avenue Grocery, if the eggs were fresh? Dick said to hired hand, Bubba, “Feel these eggs and see if they are cool enough to sell.” BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK Pete Powell, Joseph Henry, Jerry Maldonado, Sam Moore, Trubie Beebe, John Philps, Kristen Rucker, Genevieve Simon, Glyndon Childress, Dana Bourque, Betty Henry, Charlie Bradley, Jennifer Barclay, Mike White, Libby Mitchell, Misty Thurman, Rick Trahan, Charles Day, Leisa Miller, Shelly Granger, Brandon Phillips, Carol Smith, Christi Wiegreffe, David Thibodeaux, Pat Pate, Ryan Buker, Liz Weaver, Angela Burris, Brittney Zenos, Gary Bradley, Don Grooms, Elaine Padgett, Claudia Gilson, Santiago Baca, Jordon Doiron, Josh Goss, Gloria Jones, Ken Hillsten, Blaine Slaughter, Mary White, Wade Gillett, B.W. Parks, Bob Izer, Pat Lund, Rick McCall, James McClanahan, Cindy Reynolds, Dottie Gunstream, George Baker, Kate Benoit, AJ Strahan, Colton “CJ” Dugan, Jack Morgan, Bryleigh Moore, Andrew Willingham and Carol Ann Kimbrow. A FEW HAPPENINGS A few folks we know celebrating their special day. On March 6, longtime friend, the beautiful Vickie Brown, Sam Moore, and Pete Powell celebrate.***March 7, Mike White, former sheriff and Libby Mitchell,  also Rick Trahan, who deserves a great day of peace and quite. He’s married to Terry.***March 8, our own advertising executive Liz Weaver celebrates. Also having a birthday on that day is our friend Pat Pate, married to H.D. She also deserves a great day.***March 9, Jordon Doiron, Don Grooms and Gary Bradley mark a birthday.***March 10, Blaine Slaughter, whose good looking mother is Brandy Slaughter, Mary White and Wade Gillett celebrate.***March 11, Colton “C.J.” Dugan, Dottie Gunstream, Pat Lund and Kate Benoit celebrate.***March 12, Jack Morgan and Carol Ann Kimbrow have birthdays. Happy birthday to all. Our apologies to our lifelong friend Anna Bell Rost, who celebrated her 78th birthday last week. Belated happy birthday to a nice lady.*****The St. Paul Episcopal Church in Orange, established in 1894, will celebrate their 119th anniversary on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17.*****Did you know that the First Methodist church in Texas was organized in Bastrop in 1835. Back then, to organize a church required a minimum of 10 members. There were only nine white people who were Methodist so a slave, Celia Kraft, was added as the 10th member. She worshiped in that church until her death. Now you know the rest of the story from Breaux and Creaux.*****Charlie Warner, of Bridge City, always was a good boy. Last Friday, at Peggy’s on the Bayou, he fed an elderly couple. Many years ago, the old folks had fed Charlie, a youngster, many meals. His heart spoke to him and they appreciated the meal, but mostly the thought.*****This past weekend the

north wind was really cold for those brave enough to attend the baseball tournaments being held. However, besides seeing some good high school baseball, it made for a nice time to visit with some of the old timers. Coach Dan Hooks, Sam Moore, Sharon Bearden and others relayed war stories. Hooks and Moore could fill a book. Clint Landry is a true baseball fan. His son Chad is Bridge City coach and Clint is already teaching his 4-year-old grandson to hit. A left hander like dad, oddly enough he bats right handed. Anyway, Clint told the story about he and Cornell Thompson living in the country, at the end of Newton Street, in West Orange, raising chickens. Cornell still does, Clint raises money. Anyway, Cornell, a little older, had a scooter and Clint sat on the back holding a box of eggs and they rode all over town selling eggs door to door. Often Clint let too many eggs break and got a scolding from Cornell. I can’t put the Sam Moore stories in print, mostly because of space. Did you know Sam and Clint were cousins? Sam’s boy Brennan, it seems just a little guy a few months ago, is Sam’s size now and a starting third baseman for LC-M.*****A little bird told us retired WO-S Coach Mark Foreman will join the coaching staff of his son, Toby Foreman. Toby was just named the new head coach at Central.*****At the Orangefield tournament Mark got to visit with Terry Landry’s son Shea, who is a coach at West Orange and former star baseball player at LC-M and Lamar.*****I heard a coach from Jasper was spotted coaching first base with an Ipad*****Speaking of seniors, we understand Ms. Rosalie hasn’t tired of Judge Pat Clark, district judge now retired, hanging around the house yet. He’s doing a lot of church work. By the way, he informs us that the St. Joseph Alter at St. Mary’s will be held on St. Pats Day, March 17, right after 10 a.m. Sunday mass. Folks will be served starting at 11:30 a.m. Those Catholic ladies would make St. Joseph proud. They feed the masses great vittles, fresh baked bread and homemade deserts, the best I’ve ever indulged in. Hope to see you there.*****We heard from another retiree, longtime Bridge City educator Joe Chenella and wife Nancy,  now living in College Station. They haven’t sold their BC home yet and come to town occasionally, preparing to put it on the market. We miss visiting with Joe.*****Coach Les Johnson and Wanda stopped in for a visit last week. Les doesn’t like retirement, he would rather be coaching the Wing T. He’s quite a farmer however, and already putting out his spring crop in Bastrop.*****I need to let Lily know that OPEC sets crude oil prices, they don’t determine gas at the pump prices. Big Oil sets their own prices, they can sell for any price they want. In California they sell for over $5 a gallon, other places differ. Some places around the globe charge $8 to $9, so you see Lily, gas at the pump is not determined by global supply. Big Oil plays with the prices. Ever notice how they drop the prices at election  time. At $95 a barrel for crude, gas at the pump should be between $2.50 and $2.80. Big Oil is raping us.*****Things are not going too bad on Wall Street either. Monday, the Dow was within 30 points of a record high, Tuesday it hit an all time high of 14,253.91.*****Hugo Chavez, president of Venezuela for over 14 years, died today at age 58 after a long battle with cancer. Venezuela has the world’s biggest proven oil reserves.*****The mastermind of the “Great Train Robbery” Bruce Reynolds, died in London at age 81. He led the gang that stole sacks of money, $2.6 million, in August, 1963. It would be worth $60 million today. Books and movies have highlighted the famous train robbery.*****Also in London, Simon Cowell has taken over television screens around the world. Now he’s taking aim at the internet. Cowell’s Syco Entertainment empire and YouTube are launching “The You Generation,” a global online talent contest that is seeking entries from people with unconventional and original talents, from musicians, photographers, makeup artist, magicians and chefs. From American Idol to the XFactor and now this.*****Our congratulations go out to Bridge City’s Hayden Guidry, who pitched a 7-0 shutout against Kelly Monday. He struck out 13, allowing four hits. Guidry and the Cardinals start play in the Jasper tournament Thursday. CAJUN STORY OF THE WEEK Theophile Gaspard showed up at da pool hall sporting two black eyes. “Mais, wat happen to you?” Tee-Neg ask. “Well, you know how Camilla has been tryin’ to get me to go to mass wit’ her during Lent. I went, me. Boy, Tee-Neg, dat is a dangerous place yeah. “I was sitting in de pew and dere was dis big lady sittin’ in front of us and when she get up from kneelin’ down, her dress, it was caught in her butt. You know, like de cow eatin’ de cabbage.” “Well, me, I help her. I pull it out.” “Man, dat lady turn around’ and ka-pow, she hit me hard right in my eye.” “So how you get de utter black eye?” asked Tee-Neg. And Theophile say, “Well, me, I figure she don’t want it out, so I push it back in like it was.” C’EST TOUT The most unhappy person in Florida this week is Marco Rubio. He just saw the Republican 2016 nomination slip away. Gov. Jeb Bush, the most popular politician in Florida, has hit the TV talk circuit. He changed his position on immigration and moved farther to the right than Rubio, leaving Marco in no man’s land, between Hillary Clinton and Jeb. Bush made a complete u-turn to get Tea Party support for the nomination but it won’t sell in the general election. On the other hand, Jeb is the most sincere, best qualified candidate the GOP has to offer. *****I like T. Boone Pickens outlook, the U.S. can’t beat OPEC at its own game. In the past year our production surged to an 18 year high, yet the Saudi’s cut their’s to a 19-month low. Pickens is calling for “fuel competition” for motor fuels. Natural gas is the answer. Gasoline prices are a complex calculation, several factors come to play like how much profit the oil companies want to make at the gas pump. The reason Big Oil doesn’t like natural gas is it doesn’t have bi-products like crude oil, plastics, motor oil, etc. Natural gas would drop prices big time at the pump. Tuesday, Royal Dutch Shell announced plans for two new plants that will double the nation’s supply of liquefied natural gas. A plant in Louisiana and Ontario will supply natural gas to truck stops, railroads and waterways. They will make LNG tomorrow’s fuel, available to today’s market. Just the plan T-Boone has been promoting. Gas at the pump will drop drastically in time. The two new plants will double the nation’s supply. *****The Wednesday Lunch Bunch dines at Novrozsky‘s this week. Next week the group will be at Robert’s. Our friend Joy Scarborough will furnish her famous fudge for dessert. Everyone is welcome.*****I’ve got to get out of here. Thanks for coming along. I hope I had a little something for everyone. Remember to turn the clocks forward an hour Saturday night. Take care and God bless.

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Sen. Robert Nichols: My Five Cents

Senator Robert Nichols

Did you have a chance to watch the Grammy awards recently? Well this week the Texas Senate was proud to pass a resolution in honor of all our Texas musicians who received awards at this year’s ceremony. SR 296 was presented personally to Josh Abbott, Jack Ingram, and other well-known individuals who contribute so much to the national music scene. Additionally, at this point in the legislative session, most lawmakers are still getting along, and that is music to my ears as well. Some of the things happening at your Texas Capitol include: SB 810 - Working to prevent

fraud Last Tuesday, I filed SB 810 to help crack down on Medicaid fraud. We have worked with the Attorney General’s office to develop this and other strategies to improve Medicaid fraud enforcement. When criminals steal from the Medicaid system they are stealing from every Texas taxpayer. SB 810 would add a provision to the Texas Penal Code that prevents a defendant from attempting to repay the Texas Medicaid program as a defense to criminal prosecution. Some district attorneys’ offices decline to prosecute a defendant who has defrauded the Medicaid program if that defendant repays the program. This amendment would keep defendants from making that argument. Celebrating Texas Independence Day and the Return of the Travis Letter On March 2 the state will mark the 177th Anniversary of Texas Independence and will celebrate by bringing Colonel William Barrett Travis’ famous “Victory or Death” letter back to the Alamo. Written at the Alamo by Travis on February 24, 1836 as Mexican

General Santa Anna’s troops began their siege, this letter is considered a Texas treasure and one of the most stirring battleground letters in our nation’s history. It is normally housed at the Texas State Archives and Library Building in Austin, but is currently being exhibited at the Alamo in honor of Texas Independence Day. The document “came home” to the Alamo on Saturday, February 23rd and will be on display through March 7th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day in a custom-made, climate controlled and bullet-proof case. As always, entry to the Alamo is free, and there is no charge to see the historic Travis letter. This occasion presents a good opportunity to reflect on the courage and bravery exhibited by Texas’ founders. They left a legacy of freedom, self-reliance and liberty that still inspires our state today. FFA leaders at the Capitol This week it was great to see so many FFA members for their day at the Capitol this year. These young men and women represent Texas so well and remind us all of how important agriculture is to our state. It is always an honor to meet with this and other

organizations who are training tomorrow’s Texas leaders. SB 665 - It’s okay to say “Merry Christmas” I recently filed Senate Bill 665 to protect Texas public schools’ ability to use traditional holiday greetings such as ‘Merry Christmas’ and ‘Happy Hanukkah’ on school grounds and to educate students about the history and roots of such holidays. I have heard from many constituents who dislike that it is becoming less culturally acceptable to openly celebrate these holidays in the ways past generations have. To me this is a matter of helping our

teachers and administrators feel safe talking about these holidays at school without fear of legal action being taken against them. We are currently standing at a cultural crossroads in our society, and this is one step forward for those defending our traditional values and beliefs. To follow the bill’s progress, please go to http://www. SB 7 - Medicaid Restructuring This week the Health and Human Services Committee, which I serve on, voted out of committee an important bill to improve outcomes in our

Medicaid system. The bill focuses largely on improving long term care services, which is one of the biggest costs to the program. The goal is to redesign the system to prepare for the growing need for long term care, given that Texas has the nation’s largest number of seniors and a growing number of Texans with disabilities. Those who receive these services are some of the most vulnerable people we serve. We need to make sure they get the best care available -and that we are delivering that care in the most sustainable and efficient way possible.

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Edward Jones opens office in Bridge City Karen Collier announced today that she has opened a second Edward Jones office in Bridge City at 675 W. Roundbunch Rd. Collier has been working with Financial Advisor Tim Latiolais to serve investors throughout the Bridge City area. “I have really enjoyed working with Tim these past several months,” said Collier. “I’ve had all the advantages of working with an experienced investment professional while getting to know local investors. This has been a tremendous opportunity to increase my investment knowledge and hone my customer service skills. I can’t thank Tim enough for all he has done for me these past several months. Still, I’m looking forward to opening my own office.” Tim said, “When Karen joined my office, the goal was to help me provide the level of service investors have come to expect from Edward Jones,

while extending our services to additional investors. Karen has proved herself more than capable of doing so. I’m going to enjoy watching her build a successful business of her own.” Edward Jones provides financial services for individual investors in the United States and, through its affiliate, in Canada. Every aspect of the firm’s business, from the types of investment options offered to the location of branch offices, is designed to cater to individual investors in the communities in which they live and work. The firm’s 12,000-plus financial advisors work directly with nearly 7 million clients to understand their personal goals -- from college savings to retirement -- and create long-term investment solutions that emphasize a well-balanced portfolio and a buy-and-hold strategy. Edward Jones embraces the importance of building long-

term, face-to-face relationships with clients, helping them to understand and make sense of the investment options available today. In January 2013, for the 14th year, Edward Jones was named one of the best companies to work for by FORTUNE Magazine in its annual listing. The firm ranked No. 8 overall. These 14 FORTUNE rankings include 10 top-10 finishes, consecutive No. 1 rankings in 2002 and 2003, and consecutive No. 2 rankings in 2009 and 2010. FORTUNE and Time Inc. are not affiliated with and do not endorse products or services of Edward Jones. Edward Jones is headquartered in St. Louis. The Edward Jones website is located at, and its recruiting website iswww. c a re ers .e dw a rdjone s .com . Member SIPC.

Lutcher Theater presents Laser Spectacles free outdoor show volved; and aided by his background, training and expertise, he is constantly striving to achieve this. Not only does he create beautiful images, he choreographs them to musical accompaniment, working to create a whole that is greater than the sum of the parts. “Walsh has extended the medium far beyond gimmickry into a genuine art form of startling expressive breadth… the meshing of music and image is well-nigh perfect, and the drop-dead virtuosity constantly astonishes.”– San Antonio Star Food vendors from Art in the Park (scheduled for Saturday, March 16th in Stark Park) will be available for snacks before and during the Laser Spectacles performance. (No ice chests please.) Audiences are encouraged to park in the Orange Public Library parking lot and in Lamar State College-Orange parking areas. Streets directly around the Lutcher Theater parking lot will be blocked off for seating and light control.  Patrons attending Laser Spectacles will be given tickets upon entering the parking lot registering them to win seats to the Lutcher’s March 18 presentation of One Night of Queen performed by Gary Mullen and the Works.


Laser Artist, Tim Walsh brings his famous Laser Spectacles to downtown Orange, Friday, March 15, as area residents celebrate spring break and welcome the Bassmaster Elite Series Sabine River Challenge to Orange, Texas. The one-hour long Laser Spectacles will begin at 8 p.m. and will combine lasers, fog, and projections with the music of Pink Floyd and Queen creating an outdoor event not to be missed. Using lasers, large-screen projections, and assorted lighting techniques, Laser Spectacles will set the stage for the newest performing art form: visual music. The show will take place in the Lutcher Theater parking lot and patrons are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs to enjoy the show. A laser light show is not just a pile of expensive hardware operated by a technician. It is the end result of the “laserist” using the equipment, along with an acute visual sense and a highly developed aural sense, to create artistic entertainment in which “synaesthesia” (the coordination of sight with sound) occurs.  Timothy Walsh is a multi-faceted artist with the vision to attempt this goal of synaesthesia. His aim is to create shows in which the audience is emotionally in-

Immediately following the performance, the audience is encouraged to return to the Orange County Riverfront Festival to enjoy food, festivities and carnival rides. The Lutcher Theater for the Performing Arts is located at 707 Main in Orange.


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Community Bulletin Board

BCI, BCHS to host annual Open House Bridge City Intermediate will be holding its annual Open House from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 7. All classrooms will be open and feature student work on display for families to view. Our Title I teachers will have information available to students on how to help your child in math and reading. We look forward to seeing all of you. Bridge City High School will hold the Annual Fine Arts Exhibition and Open House on Thursday, April 11.

American Legion to host lunch fundraiser The American Legion Post 49, located at 108 Green Ave in Orange, will host a plate lunch fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 7. Cost is $8. The meal will consist of brisket, link, potato salad, beans, bread and dessert. Walk in’s are welcome and delivery is available. Please call 409-886-1241 after noon on Wednesday, march 6 and before 9 a.m. on Thursday, March 7 for orders and deliveries.

OC Retired Senior Citizens to meet March 11 The Orange County Retired Senior Citizens will have their monthly meeting at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, March 11 at the Salvation Army building on the corner of Strickland and MLK. Those planning to stay for the noon meal are asked to bring a covered dish. Yearly dues are due for those who have not yet paid. Bring a prize for the Bingo games. Invite a friend to attend. For more information, call 883-6161.

OC Retired Teachers to meet March 11 The Orange County Retired Teachers Association will hold their monthly meeting at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 11, at the Fellowship Hall of Wesley United Methodist Church, located at 401 37th St. in Orange. An important topic of discussion will be the current session of the Texas Legislature, with emphasis on bills of interest to retired teachers The guest speaker will be Chester Moore, a local specialist in all things related to outdoor activities. A light lunch will be served after the meeting.

Lutcher Stark 1953, 1955 class reunion The Lutcher Stark High School classes of 1953 and 1955 will host a reunion Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20 at

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the Sunset Grove Country Club, located at 2200 West Sunset Drive in Orange. Any classmates who graduated in the 1950’s are welcome to attend. Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP no later than March 15. Please contact Wayland Payne at 409-886-2548.

VFW Post 2775 will present a slide show commemorating Operation Desert Storm at 6 p.m. on March 21 in the VFW Hall, located at 3503 Hwy 87 North in Orange. The public is invited to attend. For further information, contact John Clark at 8830264.

Hunter Education Safety Class on March 14

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Texas Parks and Wildlife Hunter Education Home Study Class Field part will be taught from 6 to 10 p.m. on Thursday, March 14. Participants must complete the online home study computer sections, print the completed tests and bring them to class. Please call Danny Odom to register at 409-883-8118. This class is not just for hunters, but anyone who handles a firearm can benefit from it.

The AARP Tax Filing Assistance Program will be offered starting at 12:15 p.m. every Wednesday and Friday through April 15, 2013 at the Orange Public Library. Trained volunteers will be available from 12:15 to 4 p.m. Anyone seeking assistance should bring the following: All W-2 and 1099 Forms, including Social Security Benefits statements; Records of Capital gains and losses; Receipts of medical expenses, taxes paid, interest paid, contributions, causality and theft losses, job expenses, sales tax receipts for major purchases and Social Security cards for dependents; A copy of their 2011 tax return to help the volunteers prepare the 2012 return. Electronic filing will be available. No tax return will be started after 4 p.m.

Master Gardeners monthly meeting The monthly meeting of the Orange County Master Gardeners will be held Thursday, March 14, at the Salvation Army building on the corner of MLK and Strickland in Orange. A potluck supper will begin at 6 p.m. and the business meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. At the end of the meeting door prizes will be drawn. Any one interested in gardening is welcome to attend. Their meetings are held the second Thursday of each month. Please visit their website for more information.

Lutcher Theater Service Guild to meet The Lutcher Theater Service Guild will hold a general meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 14, on the third floor lobby of the theater. The theater is located at 707 main ave. in Orange.

Orangefield Cormier Museum to open March 16 The Orangefield Cormier Museum will be open Saturday, March 16, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Sons of the American Legion to presents Don Rich The Son’s of the American Legion will host a Don Rich concert, feature 50’s music, from 8 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, March 16 at the American Legion Post 179, located at 1403 W. Napolean Street in Sulphur, La. For more information, please call 337-527-9513.

OC Historical Society taking applications

The Orange County Historical Society will have a booth at Art in the Park from 9 a.m. To 4 p.m. on March 16. New membership applications will be available for anyone wishing to join the society. The Society will be selling pass issues of their monthly publications of Las Sabinas which contains history about Orange. There will be members present to answer any questions about the society or discuss the history of Orange.

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Bridge City Knights of Columbus will offer fish dinners (fried catfish, cole slaw, hush puppies, fries) through Friday March 22. Serving between 10:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. $8 per plate. Dine-in or takeout. Large order delivery is available call 735-5725.  

OC Relay for Life to hold monthly Team Captain meetings The Orange County Relay for Life will holding monthly Team Captain meetings at the Lamar State College – Orange Wilson Building, Room 101. Team captain meetings are scheduled for: Monday, March 25 and Monday, April 22. All Team Captain meetings are directed at planning for the Orange County Relay for Life, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, which will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m., May 3 – 4, 2013 at Bridge City High School. This year’s theme is “A Little Bit of Texas, A Whole Lot of Hope.” Individuals or teams interested in becoming involved with this event are invited to attend the meeting and register on-line at

PA Public Library to host celebration of Harriet Tubman The Port Arthur Public Library will host a Celebration of the Life and Times of Harriet Tubman from 1:30 to 3:45 p.m. on Monday, March 11 at the library, located at 4615 9th Ave. in Port Arthur. Admission is free and attendees will have the opportunity to participate along with professional actor/storyteller and author, Melissa Waddy-Thibodeaux from Houston Texas as they retrace the steps and step back in times with Harriet Tubman. The performing artist, Waddy-Thibodeaux, will facilitate this “Acting Workshop” at the Port Arthur Library as we all honor the 100th year of Harriet Tubman’s Life-1913-2013. Come out and join in, all ages are welcomed to take part. Attendees will participate behind the scenes and on stage, or writing or narrating, etc. We invite everyone to come to see the end production. For more information, please call 409-988-8838 ext. 2237.


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St. Mary’s Knights of Columbus Orange Council 1680 will sell delicious fried and baked fish dinners, dine in or take out, from 5 to 7 p.m. on all Fridays in Lent, except Good Friday, in the parish hall. Meals consist of fish, French fries, coleslaw, tartar sauce, cocktail sauce, ketchup, tea, water and dessert.  Cost is $8 for 3 pieces of fried or baked filets; $7 for 2 pieces fried.  All are invited to experience Council 1680’s renowned fish taste.

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Shangri La Announces Saturday Adventure Series Programs for Spring 2013

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Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center announces upcoming programs for the Spring Saturday Adventure Series 2013. These handson programs give visitors an opportunity to explore the natural world through informative lessons and activities presented by Shangri La educators. Below is an itinerary of upcoming programs for the months of March, April and May. The Saturday Adventure Series programs begin at 9:30 a.m. and last about an hour.

These programs are free with paid admission to Shangri La. Participants are asked to meet at the Admissions Window at the scheduled event time. An RSVP is required as space is limited. For more information or to reserve a space, call 409670-9799. March 9, 2013: Bare Bones - Children of all ages will be fascinated by learning about bones and the mysteries that skulls can reveal. This indoor program will answer many questions about bones and

their function for different animal adaptations. March 16, 2013: Aphids and Ladybugs, Garden Combat - Become an organic gardener by exploring some of the problems gardeners face and natural solutions to distinguish between helpful and harmful insects. Learn about aphids, thrips, and mealybugs and natural pesticides. This family program and will take place indoors and outdoors as attendees release good insects into the gardens. March 23, 2013: Build a Birdfeeder - Join us to create your own bird feeder to welcome back the birds of spring. During this family-friendly program, participants will create traditional feeders and hummingbird feeders using recycled and natural materials. These take-home feeders will invite birds to your backyard. March 30, 2013: Morning Bird Stroll - Explore the “road less taken” at Shangri La during a morning bird sighting excursion. For first time bird spotters, this program will focus on using binoculars and field guides, while avid birders share their knowledge and ex-

pertise. Adult participants and children 10 years of age and older are welcome to attend. April 6, 2013: Bird Ballet Focus on the graceful activities of wading birds in Shangri La’s state-of-the-art heronry. The Great Egret, especially, has a propensity for subtle movement, perfect body alignment and fancy footwork. Compare and contrast bird adaptations, behaviors and watch several species from the bird blind. Ages 10 and up are welcome. April 13, 2013: What’s Jumpin’ at Shangri La - Bring the entire family for a hopping good time to explore the world of the Green Treefrog. This species is prevalent during the spring and summer months at Shangri La. Hunt for frog friends, search for tadpoles and try to talk and hop like a frog in this interactive, outdoor program. April 20, 2013: Butterflies that Flutter By (at a special time: 1 to 2 p.m.) - During Earth Week and Eco-Fest at Shangri La, come celebrate butterflies in this family program. From caterpillar to adult insect, these flying jewels remind us of the transformation present in the natural

world. Learn about life stages, join in a butterfly search and then make a take-home craft. April 27, 2013: Have a Cup of Tea, Indeed! - Come enjoy a tea party and sample some wild teas, as we explore the wonderful world of natural teas. Also, discover secret historical treasures hidden within the magnificent gardens of Shangri La. This outdoor program is for participants ages 6 years and up. May 4, 2013: Secrets of the Trees - In this family program, explore how to distinguish one tree from another and investigate the internal processes of trees that are native to this area. Discuss the environmental needs of trees and how they grow. May 11, 2013: Caffeinated Plants - During this program for adults, explore caffeinated plants that grow in Shangri La. Be sure to wear walking shoes for a scavenger hunt in this program that teaches about coffee-alternatives. Participants will stroll about one mile during this informative, outdoor program. May 18, 2013: Flying Dinosaurs - In this hands-on program suitable for the whole

family, attendees will dig in the mud and search the air for ancient dragonflies. Delve into the life cycle of dragonflies and explore their habitats, which include Shangri La’s gardens. The Saturday Adventure Series has programs for the young and young-at-heart. For those interested in attending, please RSVP by calling 409670-9799. Saturday Adventure Series programs are free of charge with paid admission to Shangri La. Located at 2111 West Park Avenue in Orange, Texas, Shangri La is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit www.


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Deaths and Memorials Andrew “Duke” Wilkcon Daville Buna A n d r e w “Duke” Wilkcon Daville, 65, of Buna, passed away Saturday, March 2, 2013, at Baptist Orange Hospital. A memorial visitation was held Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City with a remembrance service held afterwards with the Rev. Steven Leger, of St. Henry Catholic Church in Bridge City, officiating. Born in Churchpoint, La., on Sept. 18, 1947, Andrew was the son of Edward Daville and Joyce (Lavergne) Daville. He worked as a pipefitter at Local 195 and was owner of D-D Game Club in Starks, La. Andrew was preceded in death by his niece, DeAnne Daville and nephew, Rudy Goldwire. He is survived by his parents, Edward and Joyce Daville of Bridge City; sons, Horace Daville and wife Melisa of Orange, Jerry Daville and wife Rebecca of Buna, Scott Daville of Orangefield, Andrew Daville II of Buna; daughter, Mandi McKee and husband Wes of Orangefield; grandchildren, Madison Daville, Junior Daville, Taylor Daville, Brittany Mays, Colton Daville, Haleigh Mays, Shayna Mays, Andrew Daville, Blaken Daville, Chasiti Daville, Jerry Daville, Landon McKee, Lex McKee; sisters, Gert Blanchard, Romain Goldwire, Darlene Brown; brothers, Willis Daville, Bert Daville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

James W. “Slats/Jim” Branch Sr. Orange James W. “ S l a t s /J i m ” Branch Sr., 93, of Orange, went to be with his Lord and Savior on S a tu r d ay, March 2, 2013.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at Faith United Methodist Church in Orange with the Rev. Tony Hoefner. Entombment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Mr. Branch was born on Jan. 8, 1920, in Crocket, Texas to James and Beulah Ford Branch. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School. After graduation he enlisted in the United States Army, where he served 5 years during World War II. It was during this time that he married the love of his life, Violet LeBlanc in 1942, in New Orleans, La. After his discharge from the army, they settled in Orange where they raised their three children. James retired from DuPont SRW in 1982. He was a member of Faith United Methodist Church. He is preceded in death by his parents and his twin sister, Mildred Garrett; brother in law, Morgan Garrett; his foster parents, Willis and Rosa Whitaker; and their son, Billy of Port Arthur. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Violet L. Branch; his children Jim Jr. and wife Dianne, Randy and wife Jane, Holly Dickson and husband Mike; grandchildren, Misty Bellow and husband Ricky, April Cunningham and husband Robert, Tracie Parzen and husband Jeremy, Jason Branch and wife Angela, Justin Branch and wife Kalei; and seven great grandchildren with one still on the way. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Faith United Methodist Church; 8608 MLK Dr., Orange, Texas 77632 or Wesley United Methodist Church at P.O. Box 2187, Orange, Texas 77630.

Dr. Max A. Pachar Sr. Orange Max Angus Pachar, Sr. 90, of Orange died Sunday, March 3, 2013. Visitation services will be held at Claybar Funeral Home from 5 to 7 p.m.

on Wednesday, March 6. Funeral services will be held at at 2 p.m. On Thursday, March 7 at Claybar Funeral Home. Burial will follow after the service at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange. Max Pachar was born on Feb. 3, 1923, the oldest child of Mary Frances Roberts Pachar and Angus Thomas Pachar in Call, Texas. He grew up in Orange on a family owned dairy farm that surely spawned his love of animals, medicine and a strong desire to become a veterinarian. His veterinary practice is 69 years old and still carries his name in Pinehurst. His longtime personal practice spanned more than 50 years before retiring in 1999. Dr. Pachar’s service in the Army Air Corp in World War II preceded his enrolling in Texas A&M in January 1946 under the G.I. Bill. As a bombardier and part of the crew on a B24 Bomber in Southern Italy his crew was part of the 15th Air Force with his service from 1943-1945. Many bombing runs were made during his service but the final run of “Bombers in Trail” the day after the war ended was his crew leading a squadron over the Alps as American soldiers witnessed Austrians in the countryside celebrating by waving national flags at the end of WWII. He was a 1939 graduate of Lutcher Stark High School and obtained a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Texas A&M in 1949 as the Valedictorian in his graduating class earning The Borden Award for his excellence in veterinary studies. Honorary plaques are housed today at the School of Veterinary Medicine on the Texas A&M Campus in College Station. His longtime fervent love of his alma mater was known far and wide and continued throughout his life as a member of the Beaumont A&M Club, Texas A&M Century Club Member, 12th Man Foundation and having been awarded a Golden Aggie Award in 1999 at Kyle Field on the Texas A&M campus and the Diamond Aggie Award by the Beaumont A&M Club in 2010. As a 70 year member of First Christian Church, Dr. Pachar served many times on

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the Board of Trustees of First Christian Church.As a member of many civic organizations he truly enjoyed Rotary Club membership for more than 50 years having been awarded a Paul Harris Fellow award through Rotary International. During the 1960’s he was appointed by Governor Price Daniel to the Texas State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners and capably served in that capacity for six years. He served as President of the West Orange Cove CISD School Board for six years during the late 60’s and early 70’s. His membership in organizations includes the American Veterinary Medical Association, Southeast Texas Veterinary Medical Association and the Texas Veterinary Medical Association. The Texas Veterinary Medical Association honored Pachar Veterinary Hospital with an award of Texas Veterinary Heritage Practice Award one day before his death in College Station Texas. That award was received by Dr. Kathleen Kennedy in honor of Pachar Veterinary Hospital for recognition of the more than 60 year old practice. Family was first with Max Pachar and he leaves a family who will love and cherish his memory forever. Survivors include his loving wife of 65 years, Justine Boswell Pachar. Sisters and brother include Nancy and Arthur Gayle Pachar, Marilou Pachar Gunn, Carol Sue Pachar Granger and one sister who is deceased Ruth Mae Pachar Peveto. Preceding him in death was three brother in laws J. B. Peveto, Donald A. Gunn and Wendell Granger. Surviving children, grandchildren and greatgrandchildren are Max A. Pachar Jr and wife Grace, Randall L. Pachar and wife Connie Alleman Pachar, Brinson E. Pachar and wife Laura Morgan Pachar; daughters Jane Pachar Stephenson and Mary Frances Pachar Gonzalez and husband Charles Gonzalez. Grandchildren are Max Angus Pachar III, Jason Earl Pachar, Robyn Kathleen Rice, William Clinton Pachar, Daniel Wade Pachar, Brinson Craig Pachar, Rachel Pachar Gillespie and John Michael Gonzalez. Great grandchildren are Greek L. Rice III, Maggie Lea Prouse, Jackson Wade Pachar, Max Daniel Pachar, Caroline Blythe Pachar and one month old Logan Kate Pachar. Pallbearers include his nephews: Tommy Gunn, Billy Peveto, A. B. (Yank) Peveto, Al Granger, Dean Granger and Kelly Pachar. Honorary Pallbearers are: Kathleen Kennedy, D.V.M., Harold Ray, D.V.M., Don Covington, Jack Burney, Dana Cruse, John Premeaux, Johnny Hart, Oliver Seastrunk, Cecil Byers, Greek Rice, Sr. and Bobby Chambliss. Dr. Pachar had a strong love of education, literacy and a keen belief of service above self and giving back to the community of Orange and surrounding areas. The family would like to honor

him by requesting that in lieu of flowers, donations and memorials be given to any of the following longtime loves of Dr. Pachar: First Christian Church of Orange, Southeast Texas Food Bank, Southeast Texas Hospice, Friends Helping Friends, Orange Christian Services, Orange County Community Partners Rainbow Room, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Salvation Army of Orange. The family would like to thank Dr. Calvin Parker, nurses and office staff for their care, love and support shown to their dad during his illness. Dr. Parker’s talents are truly a God given gift and for that the family is grateful. After a thirty year relationship with Southeast Texas Hospice from its founding and having served in a capacity of support for hospice care, Dr. Pachar was lovingly cared for by the staff, nurses and aides from Southeast Texas Hospice. The family also thanks the personal caregivers who loved and cared for him during his illness.

Sybil Powdrill Locke Orange Sybil Powdrill Locke, 92, of Orange, passed away Sunday, March 3, 2013 in a Private Care Facility in Orange. Graveside services to honor Mrs. Locke’s life will be at 2 p.m. On Thursday, March 7, at the Willow Grove Cemetery in Joaquin, with Bill Baker, great nephew of Mrs. Locke, officiating. Interment will follow services where she will be laid to rest next to her husband. A gathering of Mrs. Locke’s family and friends will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Dorman Funeral Home in Orange. Sybil was born on Aug.11, 1920 in Joaquin, Texas to her parents, Truitt Powdrill and Junie (McGee) Powdrill. She lived in Orange for 64 years, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Orange, she was a homemaker and she worked as a seamstress making clothes for many people in the community. Mrs. Locke enjoyed quilting, cooking and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She will also be remembered for the many pots of her vegetable soup that all of her family enjoyed. Mrs. Locke is preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 65 years, Vernon L. Locke; her granddaughter, Amy Hudnall and her stepmother, Maggie Powdrill. Those who will most cherish her memory are her daughter, Cindy Naivar and husband, Bill of Hiram, Ga.; her sons, Tommy Locke and wife, Helen of Kirbyville and Gene Locke and wife, Vicky of Orange; her grandchildren, Jennifer Blount, Lori Romano, Diane Murray, Larry Locke and Trey Naivar; her great grandchildren, John Blount, Destrick Back, Brad Murray, Kristen Murray,

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Elizabeth (Libby) Graham Campbell Orange Elizabeth (Libby) Graham Campbell of Orange, passed away on Saturday, March 2, 2013. A memorial service will be held at the First United Methodist Church sanctuary 10:30 a.m. on Friday, March 8. A visitation with the family will be at 9:30 a.m. prior to the service. She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, David Vernon Campbell. She is survived by three daughters, Beth Mathews and husband Leonard, Dana Miller and husband Ken, and Margaret Bell and husband James. She is survived by five grandchildren, Campbell Miller, Travis Bell, Laura Vickers, Julie Westervelt, and Kristi Mathews. She enjoyed her four great grandchildren, Hazel, Justin, Jonathan and Laura. She was also survived by her sister-inlaw, Libba Graham of Georgia, and her brother-in-law, Verle Campbell of Ohio. Originally from McRae, Ga., Libby grew up in Georgia and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wesleyan College in Macon, Ga. She taught school for a short time before marrying Vernon, her soul mate for life, and dedicating her energy and love to raising her three girls. Libby was very active in the Orange community where she lived for the past sixty-eight years. She was a past board member of Salvation Army, the Leaf and Petal Garden Club and charter member of AAUW, Orange Chapter. She was especially active and involved in numerous ministries of the First United Methodist Church of Orange. Libby will best be remembered by those who knew her as a true lady. She cared for and desired to help others in every possible way. She never forgot a friend’s special dates of celebration. None will forget her contagious smile and the joy she brought to everyone’s life. She was the matriarch of her family who embodied constant loyalty and who was a loving, encouraging presence in the lives of her family and friends. Memorial may be sent to the First United Methodist Church of Orange.

Karl A. Lilyquist Jr. Orange Karl A. Lilyquist Jr., 61, of Orange, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013. A graveside service was held Friday, March 1, at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery with a burial that followed the service. Born in Sheboygan, Wis., on Nov. 14, 1951, Karl was the son of Karl Lilyquist Sr. and Josephine (Patronella) Lilyquist. Karl was a happy and free spirited person with a love for music. He was preceded in death by his parents. Karl is survived by his daughters, Joanie Hamilton and April Lilyquist; sons, Chase Lilyquist and Kelly Lilyquist; three grandchildren; brothers, Daniel Lilyquist, Sr. and Samuel Lynn Lilyquist; and sisters, Rose Hilson, Susan Nester and Lisa Prejean.

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Evelyn Pellerin Bridge City Evelyn Pellerin, 89, of Bridge City, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Friday, March 1, at St. Henry Catholic Church in Bridge City with Father Steven Leger serving as celebrant. Burial followed at Calvary Cemetery in Port Arthur.

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LCMCISD honors district principals Four at LCM named Mirabeau Scholars Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD is proud of the dedication and leadership shown by the District’s campus administrators, so we would like to recognize these hard-working individuals on National Principal Appreciation Day. With over 100 years of educational experience between them, LCM Principals bring a wealth of knowledge, experience, and training to their positions as campus leaders. District-wide, the principals serve on the Administrative Team, to help direct the educational focus of the District, as well as serve as a resource for the Board of Trustees as they carry on the business of the District. The LCM Principals have a strong bond and deep respect for one another, District Administration, campus staff, students, parents, and community members, and with true team spirit, all work together to accomplish a cohesive and aligned education for students throughout the District. The following synopses are just a bit about the individuals who are the campus leaders of LCM.

Buffy Knight, principal of Mauriceville Elementary, received her Bachelor’s Degree from Ouachita Baptist University in 1994 and completed her Master’s Degree at Lamar University in 2003. She began her teaching career as a fourth grade teacher in the Port Arthur ISD, moving to Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD where she has remained for the past 18 years; all of which have been at Mauriceville Elementary School. During her tenure, she taught kindergarten for the first seven years, followed by four years as the assistant principal, and is currently completing her seventh year as the campus principal. She resides in Mauriceville with her husband of 19 years and their three children.

A graduate of Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School, Kayla Casey earned a

Bachelor’s Degree in education from Lamar University in 1997 and began her teaching career at Little Cypress Elementary. She taught eight years in third grade, and one year in content mastery, then served two years as Campus Coordinator at Little Cypress Intermediate, during which time she completed a Master’s Degree in education. Ms. Casey then served for two years as Assistant Principal at Mauriceville Elementary before coming back to Little Cypress Elementary where she is serving her third year as the campus principal. Kayla, a strong supporter of the LCM School District, resides with her husband and two sons in the Orange area.

Julia Dickerson graduated from McNeese State University with a Bachelor’s Degree and holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership & Supervision. She has been an Elementary Educator for 19 years at LCM CISD, including being Principal at Little Cypress Intermediate for the past five years. Her professional affiliations include membership in Theta Psi and Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association. Julia truly adores working with young children and instilling a lifelong love of learning within them.   She is excited about continuing to serve the community, staff, and students of Little Cypress Mauriceville CISD.  She has been married to John Marshall Dickerson III for 27 years.

Todd Loupe is currently in his fifth year as Principal at Mauriceville Middle School. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Lamar University in 1999 and began his career teaching at Stafford High School. After six years in the classroom, Mr. Loupe earned a Master’s Degree in administration from Lamar University. Prior to being named Principal at MMS, he served as an Assistant Principal at Little Cypress Junior High and Little Cypress Mauriceville High School. He resides in Mauriceville with

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Mitzi Conn is a native of Orange, Texas. After graduating from Mansfield High School in the Arlington area, Ms. Conn attended the University of Texas at Austin and graduated from Lamar University, where she also completed her graduate degree in Educational Leadership. With 23 years in education total, Ms. Conn has been employed with LCMCISD since 1992. Before being assigned as principal at Little Cypress Junior High, she served as Campus Coordinator for Little Cypress Intermediate, and Assistant Principal for Little Cypress Elementary.

Dr. Terri Estes holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Texas A&M University. She continued her education by earning a Master’s in Science Education from Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia, Arkansas and a Master of Education in supervision and administration from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. Dr. Estes earned her Doctorate in educational leadership from Lamar University in 2008. She holds professional certificates in Composite Science, Virtual Network Instructor, MidManagement Administration, as well as a Superintendent’s Certificate. Dr. Estes began her classroom experience by teaching science at J. Frank Dobie High School in Pasadena, Texas, and was an adjunct professor of Chemistry at Southern Arkansas University for four years. She has also worked with the teacher certification program at Lamar State College Orange. She began her career with Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD as a teacher at Mauriceville Middle School. Her career at LCM High School includes duties as a classroom teacher and an eight-year assignment as the Assistant Principal for Curriculum and Career and Technology Education. Dr. Estes was named High School Principal in 2008.


Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School is pleased to announce that four seniors, Jimmy “Trey” Mathis, Jacob Martin, Aaron McCoy, and Levi “Kent” Morris, were accepted into Lamar University’s Mirabeau Scholars Program. Mirabeau Scholars receive a full four-year scholarship covering tuition, fees, room and board, and books. Applicants must be first-time-in-college freshmen with a minimum SAT score of 1250 or an ACT score of 28 and a record of demonstrated excellence in academics, leadership, service and/or creative endeavors. According to Stephen Doblin, provost and vice president for academic affairs, “Mirabeau Scholars are held to a higher level of academic and extra-classroom performance because these students are among our best and brightest. “Each scholarship carries a value of more than $75,000 over eight semesters of support and covers all expenses. Any scholarships or awards the student receives from sources independent of the university are applied to their account and used first, allowing students to use the Mirabeau funds for academic-related expenses such as research, study abroad, or extended learning with the approval of their department chair, college dean and the provost.” Lamar University’s Mirabeau Scholars webpage says, “Scholars will enter Lamar University as participants in the University Honors Program and will be active in one or more of the following: Student Leadership (Leadership Lamar, Peer Advisors, Student Government, Lamar Ambassadors, etc.) and/or college or departmental undergraduate academic research or special programs. The students live in Lamar University’s Cardinal Village residence halls in

Four student Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School received a Mirabeaux scholarship from Lamar University in Beaumont. Pictured are: seated (l to r) Kent Morris and Aaron McCoy; standing (l to r) Trey Mathis, Dr. Estes, and Jacob Martin.

community with other Honors Program members and university scholarship recipients.” Dr. Terri Estes, principal at LCM HS says, “Lamar University requires that the recipients of the Mirabeau Scholar Program demonstrate excellence in academics, leadership, service and/or creative endeavors. These young men have certainly demonstrated these qualities. We are proud of each and every one of them. They are fine young men who have worked tirelessly to sharpen their academic skills and serve as leaders on our campus. To have so many students receive this award in one year is a wonderful testimony to their hard work and determination. They should each be commended on this great accomplishment.”

CCS students place at Math Olympics Community Christian School’s math whizzes went to the second round of the 2013 Math Olympics in Houston. The winners were: Aron Akhtar with third place, Lauren Williams with third, Rachel Rose took second, Blake Johnston fourth place, Julianna Sylestine fifth place, Brice Sylestine fourth place, Rahul Pate second place, Cade Daigle third place, Devon Mires third place. They took eighteen students to the second round.


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Hopefully, the wind will be a little more forgiving by the time this weekend rolls around. On consecutive days this week I met clients at the launch only to reschedule rather than deal with the wind. It was an easier decision the first day as there wasn’t even enough water to launch the boat. At least two local anglers that gave it a try this weekend spent some extra money due to high winds.Brad Deslatte was taking a pounding while running the ICW between Stewt’s and Sidney Island when the welds snapped on his Talon bracket. “The only thing left connecting the unit to the boat was the power cord and I was glad that I didn’t have anyone in the passenger seat, said Deslatte. It slammed into that seat just prior to flying over the stern!” The same afternoon, Jerry Porter ground a blade off the prop on his big engine after getting pinned atop a shell reef on the north side SEE COLBURN PAGE 4B

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It’s no secret that the 2013 Houston Astros will have the lowest payroll in the entire major leagues at around $25 million. But what is amazing is that the ticket prices to watch this low-dollar talent will raise many an eyebrow. According to an article that appeared in the Houston Chronicle last weekend, curiosity-seekers who want to be the lucky fans to watch the team play in their first American League game in the franchise’s long history, will have to dig deep into their wallets to make it happen. Apparently Astros President George Postolos believes that the prices for the Houston Astros-Texas Rangers regular-season opener March 31 “are a reflection of demand and the club’s increased emphasis on dynamic pricing—a strategy in which pro teams price games differently throughout the season and charge more for high-profile opponents on premium dates,” according to the Chronicle. “Dynamic pricing makes the biggest difference when you have a major event, and we have a major event at the start of the 2013 season,” Postolos claims. “We’ve been doing this for a couple of years. But people really haven’t noticed before because we haven’t had a game like this.” What the team president is saying in between the lines is “we’re gonna gouge you naive fans whenever we feel like we can get away with it.” In last year’s home opener against the Colorado Rockies the Astros charged $92 for the most expensive seats at Minute Maid Park. The opener was one of two games to sell out for the Astros in 2012. The other was against SEE KAZ PAGE 3B


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Kaz: Astros no cheap tickets From Page 1B

the Texas Rangers in May. The Astros are charging $130 for both the Dugout and Club Level 1 sections of Minute Maid Park for the March 31 nationally-televised matchup against the Texas Rangers which normally sell for $56 and $58, respectively. The Crawford Boxes that normally are $37 will cost $100 for the home opener, the $41 Field box will go for $90 on March 31 and the Terrace, which usually costs $23, will jump to $52 for the game against the Rangers. The Astros attempt to rationalize by saying the March 31 high ticket prices are similar to how other teams charge more for their home openers. They point out that baseball’s other 100-loss club last season—the Chicago Cubs— are charging $114 for their most expensive seats, which can run as low as $60. But the Astros point out emphatically that although they aren’t increasing singlegame prices this season, they will use dynamic pricing more often in 2013 and in all areas of the stadium for the first time. When the Yankees come to Houston in late September, prices will be higher in all seats except the outfield deck, with the top ticket going for $73, compared to the base price of $56 for other games. Other games with the Rangers will be at the same scale as well, depending on the day.


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“First in line”, “Early bird catches the worm”, “second place is the first loser” and so on, all phrases that conjure up the idea that we have to be in a hurry. Fishing too fast is a common problem that many anglers have, especially when the fish tend to gather up and school in big bunches. Saltwater anglers who chase schooling fish along with freshwater fishermen who also key in on flocks of birds over hungry groups of stripers, hybrids, and whites are perhaps the worst. The frenzied activity puts everyone on the boat in high gear often leaving the majority of the water column untouched. It’s a proven fact that smaller more aggressive fish will be the first to attack a bait so consequently the “speed fisherman” may never see what caliber of fish is really down under the surface. Savvy anglers will let a bait get down under the surface melee and are more often than not rewarded with better quality fish. Saltwater enthusiasts often find better speckled trout and redfish down under all the small trout hustling shrimp and shad near the surface. By allowing the smaller fish to hit the bait and not setting the hook anglers can get down past the smaller fish to where the big boys play. Some anglers

will actually crawl their baits along the bottom with very little action and catch some of the best fish out there, it’s difficult to do but well worth the effort. By taking the time to patiently work a school of fish with a slower retrieve and perhaps a little larger bait anglers can effectively cull out smaller fish. The smaller fish will peck at the larger baits while the better fish will usually strike them with a little more gusto. This slightly different approach proves itself out in some of the strangest ways. Think about how many times you have caught a fish while dragging bait and correcting a backlash, it makes you wonder. If we could see the baits we are fishing with underwater we would see how little of the actual area we are fishing, most of the time it’s less than 2 feet deep. Burning a lure at a high speed has it’s applications but it’s awful hard to argue with the success that the slower approach produces. Speaking of slower approaches one that comes to mind is dropping anchor on drifts instead of dropping buoy markers. In years past we would make long drifts down Sabine Lake, catch some fish, and repeat the drift only to catch fish in basically the same

area. It was fishing on an escalator; you just went round and round until the fish quit biting. One day while fishing on Calcasieu I got schooled on a better way to go about this process from a local fisherman. We were both fishing the same area only we were going about it differently. The local guy was sitting on anchor while I continued to make drift after drift on the same line. After about 3 passes I hear the local guy say to his buddy in the boat “that guy has a beautiful boat, it’s a shame he couldn’t afford an anchor”. After that encounter I decided to try fishing like the locals and it has paid big dividends. If you watch these guys they keep the anchor real handy, one or two bites in the same area and they ease the anchor overboard or deploy a Power Pole and fish the area thoroughly. Usually these patient fishermen wind up catching more fish while others who continue to drift just miss out on the action. I am sold on the technique because it works; especially in the spring down on the south end of Sabine. Taking the slower approach one step farther by learning how to properly anchor in places where you may be in deeper water can be critical to success. One day many years ago Dickie Colburn and I were fishing a stretch of the Sabine River where we knew a herd of Redfish had been hanging around. For some reason we

Colburn: Bassmaster Series of the ICW. “I couldn’t even get the boat turned around in the right direction to try to drive off the reef,” said Porter. “I finally got out and pushed the bow around and just plowed my way back to deeper water.” He added that he hadn’t had time to look at the bottom of the boat or check for any lower unit damage so it may be worse than anticipated.And, while on the subject of lower units, thanks to Texas Marine for a phenomenal job of getting me back on the water after I melted down my lower unit due to braided line wrapped around the prop shaft last week. I brought my rig in on a Thursday, they ordered the new unit out of California that evening and my boat was ready to go Monday afternoon! The Triangle Tail Chasers have one eye on the weather forecast for Saturday as they kick off their 2013 tournament season with an Open Trout event. The launch and weighin will take place at Port Neches Park. A team Captain’s meeting will be held at Daley’s Hunt N Fish Friday evening to accommodate last minute entries and discuss rules, etc. If you haven’t already met one of the Bassmaster Elite pros in a local restaurant or at an area launch over the past

several months you will have yet another opportunity to do so this weekend. Mike Iaconelli will spend some time Friday evening at Daley’s and Ish Monroe, John Murray, and John Crews will be there as well the following day. Granger’s Chevrolet and Simon Outfitters will also host a “Meet the Pros” autograph session Saturday at Simon Outfitters located on Mac Arthur Drive in Orange.Several of the pros will be on hand from noon until 6:00 p.m. If you are not into fishing, especially bass fishing, chances are that you have no idea just how big a deal this tournament is for the area and the folks that live to chase bass. The Bassmaster Classic is the Super Bowl of competitive bass fishing, but this event is easily the equivalent of an annual MLB All Star game.In fact, it is an even bigger deal considering the amount of time the pros have already spent in the area. How overwhelmed would a baseball fan be if he walked out on a local field after work with his Little Leaguers only to find Derek Jeter and Albert Pujols tossing the ball around? That is exactly what has been happening over the past several months for many local bass fishermen. While they asked only that

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their fans respected the fact that they were down here in advance trying to put together a winning game plan, they also took the time to make themselves surprisingly accessible.On more than one occasion we were late getting away from the LaQuinta on Texas Avenue in Bridge City for a scouting trip due to unscheduled meeting and greeting sessions. Their wrapped boats parked out front were virtual magnets for fans hoping to just meet a pro at best. More than one full breakfast was reduced to a quick cup of coffee and a muffin after shaking hands and chatting with more folks than you would think even get up that early. The biggest fishing event in the history of this corner of the state will take place this week and the city of Orange will find itself front and center on the national stage. Take the time to thank the folks that worked so hard to make this happen and whether you like to fish or not…make time to attend at least one weigh-in and welcome visitors to our community! Lawrence Tettle may have best put the magnitude of the event in perspective when he said that he and his sons cannot wait to attend the blast off each morning as well as the

couldn’t find them until we adjusted our position on the anchor by letting out about 30 feet of line and slipping right into the perfect spot. Our adjustment put us into casting range but kept us off the big concentration of fish; any other set up would result in either spooking the fish or not getting bit and both of those options don’t sound good at all. By adjusting our position we were able to cast over a submerged point where the redfish were ganged up escaping the current. The extra rooms on our casts finally allowed the bait to reach the fish that we knew were there, we were just off the mark by a few feet. Sometimes that few feet can be the difference between a great day and a zero. During the coming months your patience and abilities will be tested not only by other anglers but by the elements and the fish as well. A more controlled approach will pay huge dividends as the crowds descend on the bays when the weather starts to get pretty. It never fails this time of year, everybody hears about how good the fishing is and how easy it is to catch fish so the thundering herd collapses on the coast. Regular anglers know this is coming so they adjust accordingly and make due until the crowds cease. Remember there are plenty of fish out there for everyone so stay calm and patient be-

cause fishing is our sanctuary and the actions of someone else should never be allowed to ruin that. Enjoy the fishing

and be sure to share the outdoors with someone who may not know just how wonderful it really is.

weigh-ins.“The kids are excited about seeing a real ESPN camera man and my eight year old wanted to know if Chris Berman was going to be there,” laughed Tettle. “He said that was the only way to be sure that it was the real ESPN that he watches on television.” For a schedule of events for the four tournament days get on the internet and go to

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The College Success Division at Lamar State College – Orange host trainings for area school districts each semester. Teachers at West Orange-Stark Elementary and Middle Schools are receiving Gifted and Talented Certification through the four session Gifted and Talented Institute. Teachers are active in learning strategies, developing activities for differentiation and in project and problem based instruction for gifted and talented and high achieving students at their campuses. The Institute also includes a component that focuses

on classroom implementation. The session held Feb. 27 was the “Gifted and Talented Brain and Critical Thinking.” Components of the day’s agenda included the brain and learning, brain food, gifted and talented brain activities, and critical and complex thinking. The instructor for the training sessions is LSC-O’s Dorraine Babcock. If any school district wants specialized training they should contact the College Success Division director, Brenda Mott, at 882-3053 or at

GOACC welcomes Fraternal Order of Eagles

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Entergy Texas named as 2013 Energy Star® Partner Of The Year More than 50,000 Southeast Texans have taken part in Entergy Texas, Inc.’s energy efficiency programs over the last 11 years. And now, for the second year in a row, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recognized the company with a 2013 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award for its outstanding contributions to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by delivering energy efficiency information and services to its customers. The company’s accomplishments will be recognized at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. on March 26, 2013. Entergy Texas, an ENERGY STAR partner since 2002, is being honored for its work to

increase market share of energy-efficient ENERGY STAR qualified products and services through comprehensive outreach, education, and marketing programs. Over the last 20 years, with help from ENERGY STAR, American families and businesses have saved more than $230 billion on utility bills and prevented more than 1.8 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions. “We are committed to working in partnership with ENERGY STAR to help our customers learn more about energy efficiency,” said Kelley Carson, program manager for Entergy Solutions, the name the company’s programs operate under. “By using energy-efficient

ENERGY STAR products, our customers can save energy and money while addressing climate change.” “Entergy Texas sets the bar for promoting energy-efficient products and services that help Americans learn how to save money and energy while protecting the environment, said Bob Perciasepe, acting administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. “Entergy Solutions’ program delivery methods demonstrate how communities across the nation can protect the climate through greater energy efficiency and provide a road map for future program implementers.” The ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Awards for Energy

Efficiency Program Delivery are given to a variety of organizations in recognition of their efforts to improve energy efficiency and reduce pollution. Award winners are selected from the nearly 20,000 organizations that participate in the ENERGY STAR program. About Entergy Texas, Inc. Entergy Texas, Inc. provides electricity to more than 400,000 customers in 27 counties. It is a subsidiary of Entergy Corporation. Entergy, which celebrates its 100th birthday this year, is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. Entergy owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts

SETRPC to host series of public meetings The South East Texas Regional Planning Commission (SETRPC) will host a series of public meetings beginning Monday, March 18, 2013, providing citizens in Jefferson, Orange and Hardin Counties the opportunity to learn about and comment on the Exempt Project Metropolitan Transportation Plan 2035 and revisions to the Exempt Project FY 2013-2016 Transportation Improvement Program.

“This is an opportunity for the public to be directly involved in the process and have their voices heard as we make recommendations to address transportation-related issues that are affecting the southeast Texas region. Public input is an essential part of this process and we want to make sure the needs of our region are properly addressed,” says Bob Dickinson, Director of Transportation and Environmental

Resources for SETRPC. The 30-day public comment period is being held March 4 through April 2, 2013. The public is encouraged to attend a meeting or provide written comments by 5:00 PM, Tuesday, April 2, 2013. Four public meetings will be held in Beaumont, Orange, Port Arthur, and Lumberton at the following locations: Monday, March 18 - 2 p.m. South East Texas Regional


Planning Commission, 2210 Eastex Freeway, Beaumont, TX Tuesday, March 19 - 4 p.m. Orange Public Library, 220 North 5th Street, Orange, TX Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - 2:00 PM Port Arthur Public Library, 4615 9th Avenue, Port Arthur, TX Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 5:00 PM Lumberton City Hall, 836 North Main, Lumberton, TX These meetings are designed to solicit the public’s ideas and input on proposed transportation improvement projects planned for the southeast Texas area. All meetings are the same and are not restricted to a specific area. The public is strongly encouraged to be an active part of this process by selecting a meeting day and time that fits their schedule. For more information or for special needs requests (48 hours), please contact Bob Dickinson at (409) 899-8444 extension 7520 or SETRPC is designated as the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Jefferson-Orange-Hardin Regional Transportation Study (JOHRTS) area. SETRPC, in conjunction with the Texas Department of Transportation, local governments and other interested parties, facilitates the regional multi-modal transportation planning process.



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Symphony presents epic 60th season conclusion in “Symphonic Story Celebration” April 6 The Symphony of Southeast Texas’ (SOST) presents the final chapter in their storybook 60th Anniversary Season -- and it is an epic one. The plot is ambitious and the characters are impressive. The season comes to a glorious resolution featuring musical selections that have their own story to tell in “Symphonic Story Celebration” at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 6, at the Julie Rogers Theatre in Beaumont. “Instrumental music has the great power to give impressions of stories,” said SOST Music Director Chelsea Tipton. “The orchestra really brings out the emotions in the stories, and we are excited to share that.” The concert includes Richard Strauss’s “Don Juan” and Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burana.” Austrian composer Strauss understood well how an orchestra works and how to use it to tell a story, according to Tipton. “Don Juan” is based on a poem written in 1888 and follows the musical passions portrayed in it. “The orchestral parts in ‘Don Juan’ are virtuosic and extremely difficult,” added Tipton. The text of “Carmina Burana” was written by medieval monks and includes the “O Fortuna” chorus, which is highly recognizable from the movie “Excalibur” and many commercials. “Carmina Burana” also calls for a huge number of musicians in the orchestra and three soloists, including soprano soloist, and Beaumont native, Jeanine Thames. The Symphony of Southeast Texas Chorus and the St. Anne Church Children’s Chorus will also contribute to this magnificent finale to the 60th Season. “This is a powerful closing concert for this momentous season because it brings together everyone from the community – the large orchestra,

chorus and children’s choir,” said Tipton. Maestro Tipton invites all guests to arrive early at 6:30 p.m. for a pre-concert talk. The performance will then begin at 7:30 p.m. Single ticket prices range from $15 to $36; senior, student and group discounts are available. To purchase tickets or get more information, go to or contact the Symphony. This concert is sponsored by TOTAL-Port Arthur Refinery. An added “sparkling” attraction for the four Master Series concerts during this milestone season includes a diamond jewelry piece give-away. A representative will draw one ticket from the stubs submitted upon entrance to the theater on concert night. The lucky concertgoer holding that ticket will be presented with a beautiful piece of diamond jewelry. The winner must be present to claim the prize. The jewelry prize for the April 6 concert is generously donated by Alter’s Gem Jewelry. The Symphony of Southeast Texas celebrates “A Sparkling 60th Season of Symphonic Sounds” in 2012-2013. Since the inaugural performance of the Beaumont Symphony Orchestra on May 12, 1953, the organization has continued to uphold its mission of presenting educational, entertaining, and culturally enriching programs of the highest artistic quality to the Southeast Texas community. The SOST is also looking forward to beginning the exciting 61st season with the annual July 4 celebration concert this summer and then a spectacular performance of Respighi’s “Pines of Rome” on Sept. 14. Season ticket renewals have already begun and will continue at the April 6 concert. Call (409) 892-2257 for more information.


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BRIEFS Faith UMC women to host Lenton Lunch Speaker series The United Methodist Women of Faith United Methodist Church will host a Lenton Lunch speaker series and devotional time each Wednesday during Lent. A light lunch will be served.  The community is invited to attend from noon to 1 pm as we fellowship with these guest speakers: March 6 -   Rev. Randy Branch, Pastor, Wesley UMC, Orange March 13 - Dr. Caroline McCall, Pastor, Salem UMC, Orange    March  20 -  Rev. Demetrius Moffett, Pastor, First Church of God, Orange March 27-      Rev. Sharon Sabom, Pastor, Mauriceville & Deweyville UMC    Faith UMC is located at 8608 MLK Jr. Dr. in Orange. The pastor is Tony Hoefner For more information, call the church office from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Sixth Street Community Church to host Deliverance Revival The Sixth Street Community Church of God in Christ will host their second annual Deliverance Revial, themed “These Dry Bones Can Live.” The revival will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6 and Thursday, March 7 at the church, located at 1619 6th Street in Orange. The guest speaker will be Marenda Malveaux of Lake Charles, La. The group facilitator is Missonary LaSanda Anosike and the pastor is Elder Anthony D. Thomas Sr.

St. Mary’s to host St. Joseph Altar The 15 annual St. Joseph Altar for St. Mary’s in Orange will be held on Sunday, March 17 in St. Mary’s Parish Hall. The Blessing of the Altar will take place after the 10 a.m. Mass. The public will be fed at 11:30 a.m. All are welcome to attend and St. Joseph, the Patron of the Universal Church, as well as join in the festivities of the day.

St. Paul sells bricks for Prayer Garden St. Paul United Methodist Church is continuing plans for its Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow Prayer Garden by paving the garden with a brick walkway. The church is selling bricks that will be engraved with a personal note of the buyer’s choice. These bricks would provide a special way honor family and friends with a history at St. Paul’s. Each brick costs $30. Order forms are located in the St. Paul UMC reception area or can be found For more information, call the St. Paul office at 409-735-5546.   

McDonald Memorial Bapt. to host Easter egg hunt, community picnic McDonald Memorial Baptist Church will host an Easter egg hunt and free community picnic at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 30 at the church, located at 2015 Sims in Orange. The community is invited to attend and bring their lawn chairs. For more information, please contact the church at 409-883-3974.

Starlight COGIC to host WIND Retreat Registration is underway for WIND Retreat 2013, sponsored by the Women’s Dept. of Starlight Church of God in Christ. The Retreat is scheduled for April 12-14 at the Omni Houston West Hotel. The theme is Joy! Psalms 16:11. Special Guest include Pastor Elaine Benson of Houston; Evangelist Phyllis Thomas of Sacramento, Calif. and Psalmist Linda Broussard from Starlight. Registration includes two nights stay in a luxury hotel, two full meals, conference bag and material. Registration fees: are Single $325 pp; Double $220 pp; Triple $185 pp; Quad $170 pp; and Teen Girls $99 (based on two adults in room). A deposit of $75 is due by Friday, March 15 and the balance is due no later than Monday, April 1, 2013. For more information call 409-886-4366. Evangelist Josie Lindsey is Director of Women Ministries at Starlight.

First UMC to host MOPS The local Mothers of Preschoolers group (affectionately known as MOPS) invites you to join them one Tuesday a month 9:30 a.m. to noon September through May in the First United Methodist Church Praise Center located on the corner of 5th and Pine. MOPS is designed to nurture EVERY mother with children from infancy to kindergarten through guest speakers, mentor moments, creative activities, breakfast, discussion time, play groups and more.  Members come from all walks of life, but share one desire---to be great moms!  You don’t have to be a Methodist, just a mom. Free childcare is provided during meetings.  For more information and dates, please contact FUMC Orange at 409-886-7466 or find more information on the web at or www.

St. Paul UMC to sell cookbooks St. Paul United Methodist Church is selling homegrown, local cookbooks. All of the recipes come from members. The cookbook has tried and true recipes. The cost is $20 and all proceeds go to our mission funds. Please call the church 735-5546 or come by from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and pick up a copy.

St. Francis offers Lenten fish dinners

St. Francis of Assisi Knights of Columbus Council 13825 will sell fish dinners from 5 to 7 p.m. on the following Lenten Fridays: Feb. 22, March 1, 8, 15 and 22, in the San Damiano Center (behind the Church) located at 4300 Meeks Drive. Dinner includes two pieces of fish, french fries, hushpuppies, coleslaw, drink and dessert for $8. Dine in or take out.

Catholic Daughters announce winners of state contest Pictured are bottom row left to right – Stephen Kusek, Jenna McCorvy, Elizabeth Johns, Laura McBride and Slade Foreman. Second row – Olivia Fuselier, Lydia Covington, Adrian Willingham, Carter Claybar, Bryce McAllister, Megan Do, Shelby Smith and Audrey Johnson. Back row JoAnn Sparacino, Spencer Johns, Christian

Orange County Church Directory First Baptist Church Orangefield 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:

St. Paul United Methodist Church 1155 W. Roundbunch Rd., Bridge City 409- 735-5546 Pastor Brad Morgan Sun. Mornings: Worship Experience - 8:15 a.m.; Sunday School - 9:30 a.m.; Worship - 10:45 a.m. (Nursery provided at all services) For Mid & Sr. High Youth Sun. Afternoon: 3:30 to 6 p.m. Sun. Evening : Taizé Service - 7 p.m. For Children Ages 4–10 on Wednesday evening – 6 to 7 p.m. – JAM (Jesus & Me) Club

First United Methodist Church Orange 502 Sixth Street 886-7466 8 a.m. - Worship in Chapel 9 a.m. - Celebration Service in Praise Center 10 a.m. - Sunday School for all ages 11 a.m. - Worship in Sanctuary 5 p.m. - UMYF & Kids Pastor: Rev. John Warren Director of Music & Fine Arts: Doug Rogers Organist: Justin Sanders Director of Youth and Christian Education: Allisha Bonneaux

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

The Catholic Daughters of America Court of St. Cecilia #1396 announced winners of its 2013 State Education Contest at St. Mary Catholic School. Lesylee Gautreaux, Local Court of Education Chairperson, came to the school to present certificates to the winners. Each first place awarded will be sent to compete on the state level. The awards as presented are: POETRY Fourth and fifth grades: first place - Jenna McCorvy; second place - Slade Foreman; third place - Bryce Mcallister; sixtheighth grades: first place - Elijah Vigil, second place - Laura McBride, third place - Timothy Tran; and adult: first place - JoAnn Sparacino, Language Arts Teacher. ESSAY Fourth and fifth grades: first place - Elizabeth Johns, second place - Adrian Willingham, third place - Carter Claybar; sixtheighth grades: first place - Shelby Smith, second place - Max Dileo, third place tie - Lydia Covington and Christian Guillory. ART Fourth and fifth grades: first place - Audrey Johnson, second place - Jenna McCorvy, third place - Stephan Kusek; sixth-eighth grades: first place - Spencer Johns, second place - Olivia Fuselier, third place - Megan Do. PHOTOGRAPHY Sixth-eighth grades: first place - Olivia Fuselier and second place - Nate Gary.

Salem United Methodist Church 402 W. John Ave. 409-883-2611 Is there something missing in your life? Are you seeking answers? Do you need a spiritual foundation? God’s got a Blessing with your name on it! Come worship with us! 11 a.m. Sunday morning Wacky Bible Study--Tuesday at noon Evening Bible Study--Wednesday--6 p.m. Reverend Dr. Carolyn McCall, Pastor

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Living Word Church Hw 87 & FM 1006, Orange 409-735-6659 Samuel G.K. - Pastor Joseph Samuel - Asst. Pastor Sun. Service - 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wed. Service - 7 p.m. Come As You Are!

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: Rebekah Spell 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 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”

First Christian Church of Orangefield 4234 FM 408 (between BC & Orangefield) 409-735-4234 Minister Jim Hardwick Sunday School: 9 a.m.; Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer & Bible Study 7 p.m. Nursery provided For a ride, call 735-4234

Cowboy Church of Orange County 673 FM 1078 Orange 409-718-0269 E. Dale Lee, Pastor Sunday Worship Service 10:30 a.m. “Round Pen” (Small Group) Studies: Ladies & Men’s group: 7 p.m. Mondays, Come as you are! Boots & hats welcome!

Echo Church 1717 FM 3247, Orange 409-735-8580 Pastor George A. Cruse Jr. Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. Praise & Worship Contemporary music! Come as you are!

West Orange Christian Church 900 Lansing Street, W.O. 409-882-0018 Sunday School - 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship 10:40 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday Evening - 6 p.m. “Our church family welcomes you!”


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3/2/2 IN BRDGE CITY, w/ carport, all elec., like new, $1,350 + dep., (409) 735-2660. (2/20) OFISD 3/2/2, 3625 McGill, next to Post Office, $700 monthly + $500 dep., (409) 882-4706. 3/2, WASHER/DRYER HOOK ups, side by side frid, range at 509 3rd St. in Org. $695/mo. Call 409-670-6166. 2/1/CP IN BRIDGE CITY, asher / Dryer hook-ups, No pets & No smoking$750 monthly + dep., (409) 7353754 or 719-2725. BRIDGE CITY 4 BEDROOM, CA/H, fenced back yard, $800 monthly (1st. & last), References Req., (409) 4742855. BEACH CABIN STYLE HOUSE in BC w/ covered deck and view of private lake, 2/1, carpet, ceiling fans, stove & refrig., W/D hookups inside home, covered parking for 2, Lg. storage room. No Pets, $900 monthly + $400 dep., (409) 735-8288 after 4, or leave message. (3/6)

Stakes Electric Residential & Commercial Free estimates specializing in older home rewires. 409-735-4171 or 409-749-7873

M.H. 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) 2/1 AND 3/1 AND 3/2 IN OFISD, 1 block from schools, Large lot, W./D hookups, No Pets, $400 and $550 and $650 monthly + dep., (409) 720-8699 or 735-6701. (3/6) 3/2 M.H. IN BC, in Shady Estates, CA/H, laundry room, stove & refrig., appliances, clean inside and out, excellent cond., $725 monthly (includes water and garbage) + (1st. & last), References Req., (409) 474-2855 or 4742252. 2/1 IN BCISD, new carpet & cabinets, $450 monthly + dep.; ALSO 250 Yamaha dirt bike, runs and looks brand new, rarely used, $1,200 OBO, (409) 221-0798. 3/1.5/1 IN BCISD, 890 Carolina, nice neighborhood, wood floors, stove, W/D hookups in garage, back patio w/ built-in grill, fenced back yard, No pets or HUD, $775 monthly + dep., (409) 735-3604. HOME SALES 3/2/2




CA/H, on 3/4 acre lot, (409) 735-7680. NICE BRICK ORANGE HOME on corner lot, 3/2/2, 2404 Post Oak Lane, LCMISD, garden room overlooking back yard, family room (17’x19’), 2 walk-ins in master bdrm. , shower and jetted tub in master bath, open concept kitchen and breakfast room, fireplace, tile / laminated and carpeted floors, fenced back yard, 2 cooling systems, $205,000, (Reduced to $205,000) for more info call Edee @ (409) 670-9272. 3BD/1BTH HOUSE IN OFISD on 2.5 ac., been remodeling inside, has new roof, needs work on outside, fenced yard around house. Has septic & new well pump, new central a/c. $68,000 firm.409-3131349 or 409-779-6062 4/1 W/ COVERED CARPORT, #12 circle G in Orange, Lg. family, dining and den, wood floors under carpet, workshop, backyard privacy fence, enclosed patio, corner lot, vinyl siding, (409) 8863545 or 330-0437. LAND & LOTS INCOME TAX REFUND? YOUR TIME TO BUY LAND


NICE BRICK ORANGE HOME on corner lot, 3/2/2, 2404 Post Oak Lane, LCMISD, garden room overlooking back yard, family room (17’x19’), 2 walkins in master bdrm. , shower and jetted tub in master bath, open concept kitchen and breakfast room, fireplace, tile / laminated and carpeted floors, fenced back yard, 2 cooling systems, $215,000, for more info call Edee @ (409) 670-9272. (REDUCED TO $205,000)

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ing. COUNTRYLAND PROPERTIES LLC. 409745-1115. TRUCK DRIVERS CLASS A CDL DRIVER WANTED - Day Cab, Tank Endorsement. Clean MVR, TWIC card - Min 2 yrs recent experience. To work M-F, on call every other weekend. Home daily. Must operate forklift, flatbed and pneumatic trailers. Vacation and Medical benefit available. Call: 409670-0320

ALMOST 1 ACRE LOT, OFISD, septic, $30,000, (409) 499-2128. ORANGEFIELD ISD, 3 acres of restricted land off Tanglewood Road. Private road, mature trees, small pond. Owner financing available. COUNTRYLAND PROPERTIES LLC. 409745-1115.


33’ TRAVEL TRAILER on 50’ x 100’ lot in Gillcrest. T.T. is less than 2 yrs. old, like new, never used, has 2 slide outs, Queen bed, Lg. shower, media center w/ TV, call for more details @ (409) 5948112. ALMOST AN ACRE IN OFISD, septic, $25,000, (409) 499-2128. 20 ACRES (APPROX.) on Bower Drive, near the school. Recently reduced and now priced at just $155K! Call Libby @ 409.724.MOVE (6683) for details or email for more information about this or ANY property in Orange County. (3/20)

LARGE COUCH, made by Townsend, good cond., brownish grey, $50, (409) 594-8112. MISCELLANEOUS JUGG’S PITCHING MACHINE, like new, auto feeder, throws 30 90 MPH, fast & curve balls etc., paid $2,500, used vey little, will sell for $1,000 for all, perfect cond., great buy! (409) 474-2855.ß FOR COLLECTORS ONLY. Texaco collection for sale. Call Edee Pratt at 409-670-9272 to view collection.

THE RAPE AND CRISIS CENTER is in need of Volunteer Advocates to offer intervention on our 24 hour hot line, and in direct services to sexual assault survivors. Training is provided and certified through the office of the Attorney General. If you are interested please call the Crisis Center ar (409) 8326530 to set up an interview. Thank You, Make A difference, become a volunteer!

5 TON M.H. A/C COMPRESSOR UNIT, with inside lines, $400, (409) 2217313.

USED APPLIANCES, starting at $99.95 & up, Harry’s Appliances, 302 10th. St. (10th. & main), Orange, We buy used appliances, 8864111. WHIRLPOOL DOUBLE DOOR refrigerator, water and ice in door, $75; Lg. all wood entertainment center, really nice, $75, (409) 499-2128 or 745-2154.

1.6 ACRE REPO. Property has water and sewer and padsite, mobiles and livestock OK, owner financ-


LOCAL PLUMBING COMPANY wants to hire an experienced service plumber. License not mandatory Must pass drug screen & ISTC. Valid drivers License required. Potential for promotion. 3132870.


M.H. SALES WANTED USED MOBILE HOME in excellent shape. Large single wide or double wide. Windzone 2 Cash sale. 735-9504.

WHIRLPOOL WASHER & GAS DRYER, heavy duty, large load. $150. 409-8863410

AMMO WANTED! Any amount and size. 330-7882

SERVICE WILL SIT WITH ELDERLY, and do light housekeeping, (409) 670-9272 or 730-3143. MUSIC LESSONS GUITAR


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GREAT PYRENEES PUPPY for sale, beautiful, 8 M old, female, $125, (409) 4992128. LOST! GREY STRIPED CAT w/ orange belly, affectionate, large male, help him find his way home in BC, near Fernwood and Rosehurst, (409) 735-3590. WANTED! WHITE LONG HAIRED Kitten. (409) 7670470.

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BEAUTIFUL PEKINESE PUPPIES! Ready FEb. 6. Black and white, 3F and 1 M, 3 small and 1 teacup, photos available, $400 small, $600 teacup, (409) 504-8879.


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3/2 M.H., real nice, all appliances inc. dish washer, concrete parking and patio. Fema - 1/1 M.H ., Concrete Patio, ample parking.

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ANGIE’S CARDINAL CLEANING Service. House cleaning, offices, apartments, clean-outs, pressure washing on houses and driveways, references available, Bonded. (409) 553-3105.



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Beginners/ intermediates. Learn structure, rhythm, tone, beginner cords, in a fun and easy atmosphere. $25 ea. for groups and $35 individually. Very wide schedule, Mon thru Fri 8 till 8. Your favorite songs complete with lyrics, cords, taught at a speed easy to learn. Satisfaction guaranteed! (409) 738-3965.

THEME: Famous Inventors

ACROSS 1. Squirrel away 6. Young newt 9. They put the bitter in beer 13. Jousting pole 14. Tap choice 15. Bone-chilling 16. Cast member 17. Greater than the whole? 18. Dismal 19. *Cotton gin inventor 21. Do this for a waltz, e.g. 23. *___ Isaac Newton 24. Shirts on their backs, e.g. 25. Farmer’s ___ 28. Turkish honorific 30. Lots 35. Brother of Jacob 37. Uh-oh 39. Poet’s “below” 40. Slash mark 41. Fine-tune 43. A fit of shivering 44. Sarong 46. Therefore 47. Connecting point 48. Acquiesce 50. *____ Tupper, inventor of Tupperware 52. Actor’s domain 53. “Null and ____” 55. Payment for an eye 57. *Corn Flakes inventor 61. *Motorcycle inventor 65. Eskimo boat 66. a.k.a sodium hydroxide 68. Pleasant Island 69. Electron tube 70. Goon 71. Barry Bonds formerly was one 72. Large pots 73. Choose instead 74. Wintry mix DOWN 1. Deli side 2. Dash gauge T R AV E L T R A I L E R S

‘08 LARADO T.T., 31’, 8’ slide out, roof A/C&H ducted, queen bed, great cond., $14,500, (409) 6795506.


TIRES OFF DODGE CHARGER, used 10 months, set of 4 Toyo 225/60R18, $400 OBO, (409) 746-3271. PUBLIC NOTICES: AL-ANON MEETS ON Wednesday & Sunday at 7pm. 1512 Strickland Dr., Orange, call (409) 779-4289 or Cindy @ 994-5503 for details.

GOLDEN TRIANGLE TOUGHLOVE is a self help parents support group for parents of children displaying unacceptable behavior. Meets every Tues. at 7 pm. at Immaculate Conception education building, 4100 Lincoln (corner of Lincoln & Washington) in Groves. For more information call 9620480. AT. ST. PAUL UNITED METHODIST you can experience the warmth of friendly people, beautiful music, and inspiring sermons. Join us at 1155 W. Roundbunch Rd., BC each Sunday at 8:15 AM or 10:45 AM for worship experi-


TO: Tad A Lemaster Respondent NOTICE: YOU HAVE BEEN SUED. You may employ an attorney. If you or your attorney do not file a written answer with the clerk who issued this citation by 10:00 A.M. on the Monday next following the expiration of 20 days after you were served this citation and petition, a default judgement may be taken against you. The petition of Casey Dyan Peet, Petitioner, was filed in the 163rd District Court of Orange County, Texas, on February 26, 2013, against Tad A Lemaster, numbered 130162-D, and entitled "In the Matter of the Marriage of" Casey Dyan Peet and Tad A Lemaster The suit requests a divorce. The Court has authority in this suit to enter any judgment or decree dissolving the marriage and providing for the division of property which will be binding on you.

ence at 9:30 AM for Sunday School. You’ll be glad you came, and so will we! SUICIDE RESCUE of Orange County. Suicide is not the answer, give us a chance, 769-4044 Vidor. CRISIS CENTER. Rape and crisis center of S.E. Texas needs volunteer advo-


cares to provide direct services to survivors of sexual assault in a medical setting. Comprehensive training is provided, Anyone interested should contact the Crisis Center at (409) 832-6530. ADVOCATES FOR CHILDREN, Inc. “A CASA Program” is accepting volunteer applications at this time. You

VICKIE EDGERLY, District Clerk Orange County, Texas




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c/o George B. Barron c/o ELIZABETH Attorney at Law MATHEWS PLEASE FAX ANY P.O. Box 279 Attorney at Law Orange,CORRECTIONS TX 77631-0279 BY7th Street 108 Orange, Texas 77630 DATED: the 25th dayTUESDAY of NOON FEBRUARY, 2013 the 26th day of to 735-7346 DATED February, 2013 George B. Barron

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GARAGE SALES WED. & SAT.,401 CANAL, ORANGE, 8 till ? Furniture, decor, new Q&K bed sheets, misc.

FRI. & SAT., 4129 FM 408, ORANGE, Between Bridge City & Orangefield, 4 Family Garage Sale, Rain or Shine, 8am – 1pm. Children’s clothing, toys, books, tools, craft stuff, housewares, frames, furniture, TV, Cloths (Men’s, Women’s, Toddlers & Teenagers), Tools, Tundra Truck Rims, lamps, dishes, sheets, etc... FRI. SAT. & SUN.,, 711 Newton St, W.O. (just off Western). Kitchen cooking and household items, collectibles and tools, Tools. SAT., 218 LIVE OAK, BC, 3 families, 8 till ? Baby items, kitchen ware, tires, decor, replica of a ‘23 Roadster, misc. SAT. 1919 AMSTERDAM AVE., ORG. Furniture, comforter set, double stainless ink, counter top, electric range/v-hood, pictures, bicycles, canon printer, dolls, toys, misc household items. ESTATE SALE: MARCH 14, 15 & 16. 3191 Simon Rd off Hwy 1078 in Simon Estates. Many things to choose from; Antiques, collectibles, home interiors (Denim Days, etc), kids toys, household items, upright freezers, Christmas decor, tools, clothes, women’s shoes size 7.5 & 8, furniture,etc. (3/13)



Notice is hereby given that original Letters of Administration for the Estate of JAMES STANLEY MIDDLEBROOKS, Deceased, were issued on February 14, 2013, in Cause No. P16359, pending in the County Court, Orange County, Texas, to: DOROTHY IRENE MIDDLEBROOKS.

Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of MARY A. MYERS, Deceased, were issued on February 27th, 2013, in Cause No. P16416, pending in the County Court at Law No. Two, ORANGE County, Texas, to: TRISHA M. BARNES.

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

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

c/o DOROTHY IRENE MIDDLEBROOKS. 109 Patillo Road Bridge City, Texas 77611

c/o Steve Parkhurst Attorney at Law 1009 Green Ave. Orange, Texas 77630

DATED the 25th day of February, 2013

DATED the 27th day of February, 2013

Michael C. Abbott

Steve Parkhurst

Michale C. Abbott

Attorney for DOROTHY IRENE MIDDLEBROOKS State Bar No.: 00785646 701 W Park Ave Orange, Texas 77630 Telephone: (409) 882-9767 Facsimile: (409) 886-3255

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Elizabeth Mathews Elizabeth Mathews Attorney for Marla Kay Lide Dubose State Bar No.: 20566450 108 7th Street Orange, Texas 77630 Telephone: (409) 883-9595 Facsimile: (409) 883-9558


22, 2013, for approval of a transmission cost recovery rider (“Rider TCR”). The Entergy Texas, Inc. (“ETI”) application for approval of ******PLEASE FAX ANY is a wholly owned subsidRider TCR was assigned CIVIL CITATION - CCVPUBWD iary of Entergy CorporationBY Commission Docket No. CORRECTIONS (“Entergy”). On December 41235. Additionally, in THE STATE OF TEXAS 5 P.M. TODAY 4, 2011, Entergy and ITC Docket No. 41223, ETI and TO: Taylor Bandy Holdings Corp. (“ITC”) enITC have requested that to 735-7346 Respondent, NOTICE: tered into an agreement the commission authorize Thanks, to transfer ownership and ETI to defer any cost difYOU HAVE BEEN SUED. You may employ an attorney. If you or your attorney do not file a written answer with the clerk control ofDebbie the transmission ferential that occurs if the who issued this citation by 10:00 a.m. on the Monday next business of ETI (and the Transaction closes prior to following the expiration of forty-two days from the date of issuother Entergy utility operthe date that the Rider TCR ance of this citation and petition, a default judgement may be ating companies) to a subis implemented. ETI will taken against you. sidiary of ITC (the “Transalso seek to recover these You are hereby commanded to appear by filing a written action”). ETI and ITC filed deferred costs through the answer to the Plaintiff's Petition at or before 10 a.m. on the a joint application with the Rider TCR approved in Monday next after the expiration of forty-two days after the Public Utility Commission Docket No. 41235. date of issuance of this citation the same being APRIL 8, 2013. of Texas (“commission”) ETI’s proposed Rider TCR Said ANSWER may be filed at the District Clerk's Office at for approval of the Transis designed to result in an the Orange County Courthouse, 801 W. Division Ave., or by action and related relief on increase in revenues of mailing it to 801 W. Division Ave., Orange, Texas 77630. February 19, 2013. That approximately $18 million Said PLAINTIFF'S ORIGINAL PETITION application has been asper year, an increase of was filed and docketed in the Honorable 260th District Court signed Commission Dock1.3% in overall annualized of Orange County, Texas at the District Clerk's Office at the et No. 41223. revenue. ETI has requestOrange County Courthouse, 801 W. Division Ave., Orange, If the Transaction is aped that the commission Texas on APRIL 14, 2010 in the following styled and numbered proved and after the make this change effective cause: Transaction closes, ETI 35 days after its applicaThe suit requests DEFENDANT CITED TO APPEAR AND will obtain transmission tion was filed. All customANSWER service from ITC and will ers in ETI’s Texas retail pay for such service unrate classes are affected CAUSE NO. 120294-C der the terms of the Midby this request. The comBrittney Williams and Taylor Bandy et al west Independent System mission has jurisdiction to Transmission Operator’s grant the relief sought in The name and address of the attorney for Plaintiff otherwise the address of Plaintiff is: Open Access Transmisthis proceeding pursuant sion, Energy and Operatto Public Utility RegulaJONATHAN C JUHAN ing Reserve Markets Tariff. tory Act Sections 14.001, 985 I-10 N STE 100 BEAUMONT, TEXAS 77706 As a result, ETI is seeking 32.001, and 36.209. ETI ISSUED AND GIVEN under my hand and seal of said Court to realign its revenue realso seeks approval of the at Orange, Texas, February 19, 2013. quirements to reflect such rider pursuant to P.U.C. VICKIE EDGERLY, District Clerk payments. To accomplish SUBST. R. 25.241 governOrange County, Texas the rate realignment, ETI ing the form and filing of filed an application with the tariffs. By: Charlean Lindsey commission on February Persons with questions Deputy By: Charlean

can apply by calling 1-877586-6548 [toll free] or going on-line to [there is an application at this website]. 30 hours of training is required. Record numbers of children are being abused. Your volunteer help is needed! The program serves Orange, Hardin, Jasper, Newton, Tyler and Sabine counties.

Enlarged for proofing. Actual x 4.5" NOTICE TOsize: 1 col.NOTICE TO ALL CREDITORS PERSONS HAVING To be published in CLAIMS AGAINST Notice is The hereby given Newspapers Record LARRY MELVIN that original Letters 03/06/13 Testamentary for the Estate GRANTTHAM, of SAMUEL CHARLES DECEASED Enlarged for proofing. TOBIAS, Deceased, were PLEASE FAX ANY size: issued on February 13, Notice is Actual hereby given that1 col. x 4.5"

FAXin ToATTORNEY be published FOR EXECUTRIX # 735-7346 The Record Newspapers 04/28/2010

ISSUED AND GIVEN under my hand and seal of said Court at Orange, Texas this February 27, 2013.

3. Opposed to 4. *Alexander Graham Bell and John Boyd Dunlop 5. Possible consequence of heavy lifting 6. No problem 7. Common winter bug 8. Time in Italian 9. German title 10. Cream-filled treat 11. “La Vie en rose” singer 12. Owned by the lord 15. *He saw the light 20. Cereal killer 22. Often preceded by a time period 24. Gradually diminished 25. *Namesake of electric car maker 26. Singular form of “asci” 27. Indian cuisine staple, pl. 29. *Sewing machine inventor 31. *____ Kamen, inventor of the Segway 32. Chief port of Nigeria 33. Short composition for solo instrument 34. _____ music 36. Instinctive motive 38. It’s a long story 42. Land of “Gangnam Style” 45. Conjure up 49. Clothe 51. Pinocchio’s fabrications 54. Inuit shelter 56. Modern letter 57. Spiral-horned African antelope 58. Arabic for commander 59. He gets bigger share? 60. Boys 61. Adroit 62. Molokai party 63. Sea eagles 64. *____ Handler, Barbie doll inventor 67. Small dog’s bark

Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of Ronald E. Barrett, Deceased, were issued on February 25, 2013, in Cause 2013, in CauseCORRECTIONS No. P16412, on the 20th BYday of February, No. 16425, pending in the pending in the County Court 2013, originalToLetters of be published in NOON MONDAY County Court of ORANGE at Law No. 2 of Orange Testamentary upon the EstateNewspapers The Record County, Texas, to: JANEY County, Texas, to: MARLA of LARRY before publication date MELVIN 02/17/10 EHLERT BARRETT. KAY LIDE DUBOSE. GRANTTHAM were issued to CATHERINE SHIRLEY All persons having claims Thanks. All persons having claims Enlarged for proofing. GRANTTHAM, whoseFAX ANY against this estate, which against this Estate which is PLEASE size: 2X4” address is 3020 North Tram is currently Actual being adminiscurrently being administered BY Road, Vidor,CORRECTIONS Texas, 777662; tered, are required to presare required to present them Cause No. P16414 pending ent them toTo thebe undersigned published to in the undersigned within 5 P.M. MONDAY on the Probate Docket of said within the time and in the the time and in the mannerFAX The Record 030911by law. Court. to 735-7346 manner prescribedNewspapers by law. prescribed

Thanks. GEORGE B. BARRON 108 N. 7th Street P.O. Box 279 Orange, TX 77631-0279 Phone No.: 409/886/3090 Fax No.: 409/886-4448 SBT No.: 01817500

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All persons havingThanks, claims against said Estate being Debbie administered are hereby required to present the same within the time prescribed by FAX law at the law offices of Browne & Browne, 2380 # 735-7346 Eastex Freeway, Beaumont, Texas, 77703. DATED this the 26th day of February, 2013.

Catherine Shirley Granttham Independent Executrix of the Estate of LARRY MELVIN GRANTTHAM

or who want more information on the rate change application may contact ETI at Entergy Texas, Inc., Attn: Customer Service— Rider TCR Case, 350 Pine Street, Beaumont, Texas 77701, or call [1-800-3683749 (select option 4, then 4, then 2, then 2, then 1)] during normal business hours. A complete copy of this application is available for inspection at the address listed above. Persons who wish to intervene in or comment upon the rate change proceeding should notify the Public Utility Commission of Texas (commission) as soon as possible. A request to intervene or for further information should be mailed to the Public Utility Commission of Texas, P.O. Box 13326, Austin, Texas 78711-3326 and should reference Commission Docket No. 41235. Further information may also be obtained by calling the Public Utility Commission at (512) 9367120 or (888) 782-8477. Hearing- and speechimpaired individuals with text telephones (TTY) may contact the commission at (512) 936-7136. The deadline in this proceeding is 45 days after the date the application was filed at the commission.


To be published in The Record Newspapers 10/13/2010 ******PLEASE FAX ANY CORRECTIONS BY 5 P.M. MONDAY to 735-7346 Thanks, Amanda

Steve Parkhurst

Attorney for TRISHA M. BARNES State Bar No.: 00797206 1009 Green Ave. Orange, Texas 77630 Telephone: (409) 883-0892 Facsimile: (409) 670-0888


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