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County Record Vol. 52 No. 51

The Community Newspaper of Orange, Texas

Week of Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Orange welcomes Bassmaster Elite, ESPN Penny Leleux

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“What if…?” That is the way a lot of great ideas begin. The seed was planted, nurtured and this week the fruits of many labors will be harvested with the arrival of 102 Bassmaster Elite Anglers in Orange County. Although the public events don’t begin until Thursday the competitors are already in town and on the job. John Gothia said this enor-

Cowboy Cross Band performs Penny Leleux

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“A country band is one of the most important aspects of Cowboy Church,” said George McConathy. The Cowboy Cross Band began life soon after the first service of Cowboy Church of Orange County held Oct. 14, 2007 in the blue barn. It wasn’t a full-fledged band at first; it sort of evolved over time. “As far as the band goes, I’m the bass player and they force me to sing some of the time,” said McConathy, who is one of the lay pastors at the church. “The point of Cowboy Church is to appeal to people that for whatever reason just won’t go to church,” said McConathy. “The church doesn’t want them or they don’t want their regular church, for whatever reason, not that there’s anything wrong with any



mous event started with a discussion between him, David Jones (owner of Gopher Industrial), and Jones’ GOTHIA friend Carl Svebec (pronounced Swayback) several years ago. “We were just kind of joking around saying hey, wouldn’t it be neat if we could ever get these guys down here and let them see what a real challenge would be,” said Gothia. Svebec is a good friend with Jerry McKinnis, who is one of the three primary owners of B.A.S.S. “At the time, Jerry McKinnis didn’t own B.A.S.S. ESPN still owned it,” said Gothia. McKinnis and his partners later bought B.A.S.S. from ESPN. Gothia said McKinnis then called them and said, “Hey look, are you guys serious about really wanting to do a tournament?” Jones and McKinnis held a video conference in Jones’ office. “David knows the business side and I know the fishing side of it and we started the conversation off like that,” said Gothia. “We told him straight up that this would be a tough tournament. These are tough waters, it’s not easy.” McKinnis said the pros needed a challenge and it would be a good test of their skills. “We were just trying to get any of their series. They have four different levels of competition. The Elite is the biggest with the most publicity. We never dreamed we would get an Elite series, we were just hoping to get one of their entry level tournaments here. “ Jones and Gothia then went to the Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce looking for a host for the tournament. “We knew how beneficial it would be for Orange County.” They had to get money approved from several different sources ahead of time. “We had to sign a commit-

ment letter by March 15 of last year, committing to the funds to bring them here. We worked through all that. The county has been fabulous.

County, in our community. We want everybody to know what we have here.”


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Capistono: Still an Orange favorite Debby Schamber For The Record


he train whistling down the tacks as it goes past the Capistrano has meant many things over the years from signaling for shots being a $1 to hundreds of sailors arriving in Orange because their ship was ready. Henry Bland Sr. had never been to Capistrano, California but knew he wanted the Old Mission style structure

for his new restaurant. Bland was operating a dairy in Orangefield when he came up with the idea and knew because Orange had just received a government contract to build 12 destroyers, the restaurant business would prosper. To move his plan forward, he purchased the property at 1209 Green Ave. from Moise and Johnny Ratcliff and


Ellie Granger Bland, owner, works at the counter at the Capistrano Cafe.

St. Joseph’s Altar; age-old tradition Debby Schamber For The Record

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“This has been a collaborative effort of a lot of people,” said Ida Schossow, president of the GOACC. “We have such good things to offer in Orange

Lonnie Givens, current owner of the Capistrano, invites everyone to come and have a good time at this historical place. RECORD PHOTO: Mark Dunn

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Bobby’s group (Orange County Economic Development Corp) and Commissioners’ Court worked with us and got us where we needed to be.”

Carmen Lucia, Rose Marie Tarver, Mary Ann Scofield and Rosalie Clark are busy boxing up the cookies after a busy day of baking at St. Mary’s Parish Hall in preparation for the annual St. Joseph’s Altar on Sunday. RECORD PHOTO: Gunn’s Studio

Over the course of the last week, members of St. Mary’s Church have been busy preparing for the annual St. Joseph’s Altar. Saint Joseph is one of the most beloved saints among Italian-Americans. As the patron of workers and the protector of the family, he is honored with a feast on March 17. Reasons for the altar vary from giving thanks to a favor granted to the healing of a sick loved one. It is also an opportunity for the local people to help the less fortunate. In honor of the patron saint, Joseph of the Sicilians and the Universal Church, an altar will be will made at St. Mary’s Par-

ish. Each year, the altar is laden with food and flowers to celebrate St. Joseph’s Feast Day. The ancient tradition of the altar goes back to the middle ages. At that time, a severe drought ravaged Sicily. As a result, the crops failed and a large amount of people died of famine. The peasants prayed to God for rain and they also prayed to St. Joseph to intercede with God on their behalf. They promised if the rain came they would have a special feast to honor God and St. Joseph. The rains came and the crops were planted. With the harvest, the people prepared a


Stark Events for ‘Bass Week’

Drop-In Scavenger Hunt on Gone Fishing  March 12 — 16, 2013   •   9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Come by the Stark Museum of Art, located at 712 Green Avenue in Orange, during the week of March 12-16, 2013, and ask for the Gone Fishing Scavenger hunt for children and families. Gallery Spotlight on Mastering Fish   •   Thursday, March 14  —  Friday, March 15, 2013  •  1:30 p.m. each day Director Sarah Boehme will give a gallery spotlight (a fifteen-minute talk) on images of American fish in the mini-exhibit Mastering Fish.

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Local woman on track to become next American Idol Debby Schamber For The Record

Kree Harrison will need votes from Southeast Texans in addition to across America if she is going to remain a contestant on the popular FOX network series, American Idol. Harrison, 22, who is a Southeast Texas native, but currently resides in Nashville has people listening for her one-of-a kind voice. In the 8th grade she briefly attended school in Bridge City and lived in other local cities before leaving to pursue her dreams. Harrision got her start on singing before a crowd at the age of three when she sang in church. Becoming a music star was always on her mind. Harrision went on The Rosie O’Donnell Show at eight years old and returned three more times. Lyric Street Records caught wind of this young talent and signed her at the age of 12. But it was short lived and due to creative differences she ended her relationship with the label. “Singing is in her blood,” said her Aunt Penny Harrison. “She has had talent all her life.” Harrison had a rough start to her life with the loss of her fa-

ther in an airplane crash when she was 12 years old. She was forced to face another tragedy when her mother died four years later. The singer took to song writing to express her emotions. Since her audition for American Idol she has had the judges clamoring for more. Keith Urban, an American Idol judge, said Harrison is one of his favorite voices in the “American Idol” competition this year. Urban said after a performance by Harrison, “You don’t overtry, you don’t have any desperation when you sing. There’s an effortless believability. It’s authentic” Another American Idol judge, Nicki Minaj, added, “I would be very afraid if I was any of these other girls here tonight.” Other judges, Randy Jackson and Mariah Carey also stated, “It was effortless. I felt like I was at your show and you’ve been doing this for 25 years.” But, she also has received comments from other country music stars who admire her voice. Harrison recently received some big compliments from country band Little Big Town. They recently heaped praise on Harrison to CMT. “She is an artist, and I am so happy that she is getting a chance to use her gift on a broader platform and for people to hear her,” said Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild. “If those American Idol judges are smart, they will keep her on the whole way. We have to vote for Kree, we just have to. She deserves this chance to shine, it is her moment.” Harrison just made it into the top 10 of “American Idol’s” twelfth season and the singer is a part of a strong female field. No matter where her career takes her, it seems like she has definitely made her mark on the fans. The singer is arguably one of the most popular contestants left on the “Idol” stage. Country singers tend to do very well in singing competitions – think Carrie Underwood, Scotty McCreery and The X Factors, Tate Stevens. It is the hopes of her family and friends in Southeast Texas, she will go far and win American Idol. Family members have put out a flyer thanking everyone for their support and asking everyone to keep voting for Kree Harrison so she can make it to the end and become the next American Idol. The shows airs 7 p.m. Wednesdays on Fox with the results of the voting being 7 p.m. Thursdays.

Kree Harrison, a former Southeast Texan, has made it to into the top 10 finalists of American Idol.

Penny Harrison hosts a weekly party with friends and family to see Kree perform. At the party she brings out Kree’s guitar. But, she has decorated in honor of her niece with a wig and sunglasses. Penny Harrison sent a picture to Kree in the form of a text to which she replied that she thought it was “funny.” Penny drives about 1,600 miles a month from Bridge City to locations in Louisiana for her job. As a reminder for all who see her, the windows of her Chevrolet Cobalt are painted with white shoe polish encouraging everyone to vote for Kree.

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Capistrono: oldtime favorite moved their house elsewhere. Construction on the restaurant began in 1940 after he dismantled the barn on his Orangefield property to use the wood to build his dream. Along with a $3,000 loan, the Capistrano was built and furnished. The Capistrano opened in June 1941 with Henry Bland working days and his wife. Ellie working nights. Originally a row of booths filled with happy, hungry customers was across the length of the building. The tradition of good food served in a friendly atmosphere was enjoyed for many years by not only workers of the port, but businessmen, secretaries, courthouse regulars, serious diners and not-so-serious people just wanting to be where the fun is located. One courthouse regular of the restaurant, Mickey Lifton Tompkins, said she and a friend were trying to decide where to have lunch one day when she caught herself saying, “Come on, we’ll decide on the way to the Cap,” according to archives. The day chef wore a tall white hat and white apron. He had trained in a hotel and specialized in pastry and rolls. The evening fry cook, Smokey, was a favorite of the owner’s daughter, Joann, because he would cook anything she requested. Carhops wearing brilliant, blue satin uniforms stood under the awning in front of the building. During the day, there were two carhops on duty and three on the night shift. The uniforms were custom made and from a lined satin. In addition, the uniform had long sleeves and heavy collars. Even in the Southeast Texas heat, the carhops were ready with a smile to deliver the food to the customers. The building was the first restaurant in Orange to be air conditioned. A gas-operated commercial unit was used and was said to be so big that it took up most of one room. The menu has a variety of items from a hamburger for 10 cents to a T-bone steak with all the trimmings for $1.25. Customers could also order breakfast of ham, sausage, bacon, two eggs, potatoes and toast for 45 cents. No matter what time of

day, there was something on the menu sure to fill anybody up if they in search of a good meal. The restaurant offered what they called Capistrano Hot Barbecue which was “generous servings of pit barbecue” of beef, pork or ribs with their own special sauce for 40 cents. After the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, the shipbuilding industry really boomed. Bland was on to something when he decided to have the Capistrano open 24 hours per day and 7 days a week. This was needed to supply meals for all the people who worked non-stop building ships. With the train depot across the street, and even though there were dining cars on the train, conductors were a frequent customer. They would quickly run inside, grab something to go and get back on the train before their next departure. As the war progressed, local young men were some of the sailors who boarded the ships or servicemen who got on a train and left to fight in the war. Ellie Bland call the local high school boys her “swallows.” She kept up with them when they were stationed during the war or how they were doing in college. They affectionately called her “mom” and would always check-in at the “Cap” when they returned to Orange. They were her “pride and joy.” The number one song on the jukebox was always “When the Swallows Come Back To Capistrano.” Bum Phillips, who rose to professional football fame, is said to be one of her “swallows,” according to archives. During the heyday, the restaurant has seen its’ share of stars. One notable county music star who ate at the restaurant one evening was Hank Williams. He asked Ellie Bland if she knew who he was and she told him she did not recognize him. Much to her delight, he put a nickle in the jukebox playing one of his songs. He sang along as the music played. George Jones, known as the “Ol Possum” and a native of Southeast Texas, dined at the “Cap” on several occasions. In 1952, Henry Bland Jr. bought the restaurant from his parents. He continued to run the restaurant for

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the next 17 years. However, the evening cook’s specialty was Mexican food and is said to be a favorite. But, according to archives,Henry Bland Jr. would get aggravated when a good carhop would “run of and get married.” In 1969 he sold the restaurant to Rose Sherrill who ran it until 1978 and sold it to J.B. Arrington. Eddie LeMoine bought it in 1987 and ran it briefly. But, the restaurant sat vacant for two years as LeMoine pursued interest in another Orange restaurant. The Capistrano was reopened in April 1999 by current owner Lonnie Givens, but as a bar. Givens retired from Louisiana Pacific where he was a manager and decided to act on a lifelong desire which was to own a bar. “It was in horrible shape when I bought it,” Given said. But, he did some remodeling and changed some of the building. What was once the kitchen area is now the bar. In addition, an arched doorway is gone and the room was enclosed for a dance floor. There is also an area next to the dance floor for a live band. This week, there is no cover charge for the live entertainment from 9 p.m. to midnight Thursday. The entertainment is Charles Bilal. Thursday and Friday the bar is open 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. and Saturday from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Of course there will be $1 train shots. But, there has to be a train passing nearby, Givens said. In the past, Given said with chuckle, people would stand at the bar, shaking as if a train was near in order for the chance to buy a $1 shot. The schnapps shots come in several delicious flavors such as cinnamon. peach, watermelon,peppermint and butter shots. Trains frequently pass by and when they do, customers eagerly buy shots not only for themselves, but for their friends too. ‘People really look forward to it,” Givens said of the shots. One thing which has remained constant no matter if it is a restaurant or bar is it has been a favorite local hangout. The regulars compare the Capistrano to the famous bar, Cheers, where everyone knows your name and all are friends at the “Cap.”

St. Joseph’s Alter feast of foods from their crops. In honor of that feast, St. Mary’s volunteers prepare authentic Sicilian dishes for the annual Feast Day. Volunteers have been busy baking at home and others who come to the church have made more than 10,000 cookies. The volunteers have made cookies in all flavors such as the round chocolate spice which are symbolic of the rocks Jesus is said to have played with as a child. The pignolata are small cone shaped cookies symbolic of the pine cones. The many St. Joseph’s Day cookies are stuffed with figs and shaped into patterns, with different icings drizzled on top and flavored with almond, lemon, anise and other spices. But, the feast does not end with the cookies, but there are delicious food dishes to represent the harvest. One of the traditional and most beloved dishes prepared is Pasta Milanese, which also is the leading entree’ on the altar. The rich tomato sauce is made with a fish base of sardines or anchovies. It also includes wild anise greens, pignola and currants. To finish it off, the pasta dish is topped with fried, seasoned bread crumbs to rep-

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resent the sawdust of St. Joseph the carpenter. In addition to the pasta dish, the alter includes a large display of fruits, vegetables,a variety of seafood and special breads. One of the seafood items served on St. Joseph’s Day includes a whole, stuffed redfish. The stuffing is made of Italian bread crumbs, shrimp, crab meat, vegetables and Italian cheeses. Most of the vegetables are prepared as part of a frittata. But the main vegetable attraction is the stuffed artichokes, which are boiled, dipped in a batter and fried. In addition, there will be various casseroles which include artichokes or beans. The blessing will begin after 10 a.m. mass. “Everyone is invited to come,” said Rosalie Clark, of St. Mary’s Church. “There is no charge for the public to come.” The many volunteers begin serving at noon at the parish hall located at 9th and Cherry Streets. All donations collected will go to area soup kitchens in addition to the leftover food. The donations will also go to charitable organizations in Orange.

Cowboy Cross of it, it’s just the way it is. There are people that are not going [to church] and we’re trying to reach them,” said McConathy. “Pastor Dale says real often Cowboy Church is not for everyone. He says if God is calling you to Cowboy Church, then we want you. If he’s not, then you need to find another church home,” said Pam Scales Crew Honeycutt or “Crew Cutt” as she joked. Honeycutt recently married Rusty Honeycutt, a member of Cowboy Cross Band about two weeks ago and is still working on what the new version of her name will be. She said she greeted all the guests at the door of the church before the wedding and at the end; they jitterbugged out of the church. “We have three steel guitar players and they switch out,” said Honeycutt. “Our main steel guitar player is a shift worker. They kinda switch out and George calls one of them and all three are good, that’s the best part.”


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Paul Welch is the band leader. “We had a guest band come in the first service because none of us knew anything. I just showed up there in the barn.” The Bent Bucket Band was the guest band. “I think it was about two weeks later that I started playing with them. Members just gradually added people, a steel guitar, drums, and harmonica. Some have left, some came, some stayed, some didn’t. It has been an evolving process.” “We’re very blessed,” said McConathy. “One of them actually played with some of the big boys, you know, in Nashville and some other places.” The Cowboy Cross Band will entertain this weekend at the Riverfront Festival for the Bassmaster Elite Tournament on Sunday. It was earlier reported the band will play from 1:302 p.m., but the time has been changed. They will begin at 1 p.m.


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dad in a plane crash and her mom, a Bridge City native, in an auto accident, when Kree was only a teenager. We spoke with her grandmother, Beverly Mire, who says she would deeply appreciate support for her granddaughter. “She won’t disappoint you,” Beverly added. Kree performs this week on American Idol. There are three ways to vote, phone, internet or FaceBook, to support one of our own. See related story.

BASSMASTERS BRING FUN WEEKEND A little something for everyone will be going on along the bank of the Sabine River in Orange County March 14 through March 17. The events include the Bassmaster’s Elite Series, the first of its kind for this area. ESPN will be here to cover the action for delayed broadcast. The events also include the Sabine River Challenge, a carnival, plenty of food, games, fireworks, a catch and release 6000 gallon fish tank for the youngsters, a laser light show, Art in the Park, always a favorite, vendor booths and a free concert featuring country artist Neal McCoy. This guy will knock your socks off. Not only a great entertainer, he works hard, has a great personality, loves people and likes to get in on the fun. Few acts have come to Orange that will match this show. Of course, the excitement is about the Pro-Bass Fishermen, it will be tough competition, with anglers eliminated each day. Only the best and luckiest will survive. The champion will receive a $100,000 prize. Excitement can be felt around town as pros and their rigs are spotted making the rounds. We ran into a few of the 102, Brit Myers, David Walker, Zell Roland, Paul Elias, Davey Hite, Mike McClelland, James Niggemeyer, Kurt Dove, Michael Simonton and also Shaw Grigsby, host of “One More Cast.” Mike Iaconelli, Ish Monroe, John Murray, and John Crews. I understand Chris Berman, from ESPN, came in this week. These guys and their fellow pro-fishermen will put Orange County on the map nationwide. These guys come from all over the United States and Canada. No Boudreaux and Thibodeaux in the bunch. Us Cajuns will just watch the action. Call your cousins and kinfolks. If they are planning to visit now is the time. There will be plenty to do even at Shangri La. Our compliments to the volunteers and everyone involved in making this one of our biggest weekends ever. On a personal note, I know my friend Shirley Zimerman, who works for Bobby, will rejoice when it’s said and done and everyone had a lot of fun. Despite being over stretched and worn, she’s taking it all in stride.*****Gotta move on. Please come along, I promise it won’t do you no harm. WITH SINCERE SADNESS Our sincere sympathies go out to Donna and Dr. Wesley Palmer and their family on the death of their daughter, Sara Kaitlin (Katy), who loss her life when hit by a hit-and-run driver in her apartment building parking lot on March 8. Katy was a beautiful young lady, only 21 years of age. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 14, at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Bridge City. A visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. People who don’t have children often say that parents and grandparents worry too much about their offspring. Katy’s sudden unexpected death is a reason why parents fear such an awful tragedy. This young, beautiful person had an entire life ahead of her and did nothing to cause the loss of her young life. I find it so sad. The Palmers are such fine people who loved their daughter and wished only the best for her. There are no words that can erase that hurt. Losing a child is the worse of tragedies. Dr. Palmer works every day to save lives. Our prayers are with them. Please see obituary. CONDOLENCES We were sorry to hear of the death of Franklin Scales, 76, on March 10. Service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, at Orangefield First Baptist Church. Our sincere condolences to his wife Sarah and family. We had known Franklin since 1960 when he would visit his uncle Cecil Scales used car lot. We remained friends through the years. Like Cecil, Franklin liked playing jokes on people and became famous for his electric charged car, when he pushed a button, it gave his passengers a little charge. When they complained, he claimed he didn’t feel anything. He was just a fun loving guy who had a million Orangefield stories about the characters around the “Field” in his youth. He was an okay guy. May he rest in peace. See obituary. KREE NEEDS OUR VOTES Kree Harrison, 22, whose roots run deep in Orange County and the Triangle, has made it to the 10 finalist on American Idol. To advance she will have to rely on her talent, but that alone won’t keep her on the show and a shot at winning it all. The public voting is what determines the outcome. There is no doubt Kree has the talent but she is at a disadvantage when it come to voter base. Southeast Texas doesn’t have the population enjoyed by some other contestants from larger and more populated areas. So every southeast Texas vote is important. Kree was born at St. Mary Hospital in Port Arthur, the same place Janis Joplin was born years earlier. Many Orange Countians were born in that hospital. Kree spent her first year of life in Groves, lived at Dam B most of her childhood, attended 8th grade at Bridge City, where she’s remembered by former classmates. She moved to Nashville at age 13 to live with her sister to pursue her dream. The Beaumont Enterprise and Channel 6 News have given Kree a fair share of publicity. I wish other area media would join in to promote this wonderful, very talented, young lady. Life has been difficult for her. She lost her

TURNING BACK THE HANDS OF TIME 14 Years Ago-1999 Spring break is in progress and kids are everywhere. Spring arrives next Sunday. The pear trees are in bloom, I’m hoping a frost doesn’t get them. Winter isn’t going till the pecan trees bud. Easter this year is April 4. ***** Meanwhile, Margie and Harry Stephens are in Lake Tahoe. ***** David and Linda Peck will renew their vows next Thursday. I guess Linda just wants to be darn sure David understands he’s married.*****Eddie Blakley, a 17-year employee first hired by John Dubose in the mail room, working his way up the ladder to be publisher of the Port Arthur News, was given just five days to clean out of the building when community newspapers bought the News and the Leader. (Editor’s note: I wonder where Eddie is today. He was a nice guy. He was replaced by Joe Ben Oller of Oklahoma. He’s also long gone.)*****Coach Rick Coulson, wife Sarah and the kids have sold their Bridge City home to move to Florence where Rick will be head football coach and AD. (Editor’s note: Sarah had a couple more children and became a teacher. The Coulson’s son, Jake, who attended school in Bridge City, is now a coach at Hamshire-Fannett.*****Former Justice of the Peace Marlin Shelton was hired as a Right-of-Way agent for the Orange County Drainage District. Back in January he lost his JP seat and some friends found him a rockin’ chair job.*****Louisiana music legends to perform at Orange VFW. Local promoter, Tim Courville, is presenting the swamp pop legends, Lil Alfred, Charles Mann and Warren Storm in a concert and dance.  (Editor’s note: I believe Mann and Strom are still preforming.)*****City manager at Orange is Chuck Pinto; Mayor is Essie Bellfield.*****Pauline Hargrave is principal at LC-M High School.*****Richard Carder is the morning mouth of KOGT, plus he does his weekly “Let’s Go Fishing” show and he sells on the side. (Editor’s note: I don’t recall now when Richard had a stroke and left the radio. He had been on the air since he was a youngster in Port Arthur on KOLE with Baxter and Les Ledet. Today BBRC lives with his wife “Bear” in McLewis.)*****St. Patrick’s Day is Sunday. The Irish in the American Revolution made up , from one-third to one-half of the American troops, including 1,492 officers and 26 generals. Twelve of the men who gave up their lives at the Alamo were from Ireland. Dick Dowling is the Irish hero of southeast Texas. He and 47 Irish immigrants faced 5,000 Union troops on three ships at Sabine Pass and won.*****Johnny and Christie Breaux announced the engagement of their daughter Cassidy, a LCM grad, to Brendan J. Wells, a Bridge City grad. Wedding plans are for May 8 at Rose Hill Manor. 55 Years Ago-1958 State Rep. Louis Dugas will be the main speaker at a convention for the fourth district Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs.*****Three Stark seniors win merit awards: Jack D. Copeland, Carroll Shaddock and Mical Wood.*****Andrew Jackson was arrested in Memphis for robbing Delores Simian, cashier at First National Bank of Orange, on Jan. 23.*****The first woman ever to file for an office in a West Orange election, Mrs. E.W. Hammontree filed for the alderman’s post.*****Texas Lumber, a sawmill company in Mauriceville, burnt down. Damage is estimated at $150 thousand.*****County School Superintendent J.B. Peddy predicts an increase of 1,101 students. Next September will see 15,000 students countywide.*****Little Cypress girls ousted by Waco in regional baskeball meet. “Pookie” Daughtry, despite a knee injury, sunk 17 points. Other stars were Francis Coward, Mary Brown and Mildred Teat. 95 Years Ago-1918 Miss Allie Bland, County School superintendent, announced that an appropriation of $500 has been allowed for School District 8. (Editor’s note: Running a school district for $500 a year doesn’t sound realistic does it?)*****American troops in France have fought their hottest skirmish of the war with the Germans. The “Doughboys” fought until their guns ceased firing and then used their fists on the invaders until their sector was free. The fighting of the Doughboys is a glow of pride to Army men stationed everywhere. (Editor‘s note: Roy Dunn‘s father, Clay, was one of them.)*****A strong committee headed by President W.H. Stark contests a plan by Beaumont to dam the Sabine River.*****National shipbuilding of Orange launches the “War Mystery,” the largest wooden steamer ever built. Over 300 men helped build the boat.*****American citizens are asked to deny themselves meat, (beef and pork), one day a week on Tuesday. Wheat is also restricted because of the war in Europe. BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK Rod Sheppard, Amy Peevey, Kyle Dubose, Jean Braus, John Collin Kimbrow, Lindsey Bland, Claude Tarver, Lana Sepulvado, Jill Peveto, John Brister, Martha Williams, Anthony Fraccastoro, Bud Briggs, Gene Harper, Dick Powell, Dusty Jennings, Jennifer Kelly, Julie Myers, Addie Batson, Amber Doiron, Stevee Kidwell, Buffy Doiron, Jordan Doiron, Karli Anderson, Leslie Paula Robinson, Dorothy Morris, Margie Baker, Cody Edwards, Brenda Swan, Ernie Edwards, John Tallant, Martha Dyer Howell, Luke McFarlane, Sally Wingard, Stephanie Hughes, Tiffany Moreau, Ty Moreland, Elroy Edwards, Josh Sims, Geraldine Cherry, Beth Shepherd, Corky Harmon, Tammy Stark, Christin Wright, Courtnie Campbell, Deborah Miller, Roman Carpenter, Hannah Walles, Brandy Mayo and Donna Fong. A FEW HAPPENINGS We were sorry to hear that Mildred Lemoine is very ill and is in Methodist Hospital in Houston. Folks are taking turns checking in on Louis. Mildred is Judge Janice Menard’s sister. Our prayers are with her.*****Also, our longtime friend Don Harmon is having health issues. He turned to his high school classmate, Dr. Jimmy Howell, in Houston, to walk him through a thorough examination. Dr. Howell and Don graduated from Stark in 1950.*****We hear our friend Quincy Procell had surgery in Houston, Tuesday morning. Best wishes. *****A bank merger announced last week between Beaumont

based Community Bank and Houston based Vista Bank will put 35 branches and more than $2.3 billion in assets under one ownership. Uncle Walter Umphrey will still be the big dog. The banks will carry the Community Bank of Texas name. The Community Bank name and birth started right here in Orange by Carlos, Glenn and others, who sold out to Walter and he grew it. As far as I know, Bridge City native Mike Hatton is still one of Walter’s top guns, A great guy we haven’t heard from in a long time. *****Plans are in the works for H.E.B. to build a large size supermarket in the Orange area, away from their present 16th St. location. A great spot would be the old Sears Building location on McArthur. I hear they may also be looking at a spot on 87 South at Hwy. 105.*****Another comet is coming that is visible to the naked eye but will definitely miss us. Sky watchers are getting an extra threat this week as a comet passes near earth. It will be visible on the horizon in the west for about an hour after sunset. It has been visible in the southern hemisphere for several weeks and is just becoming visible here. It should be visible through the end of the week then grow fainter as it moves away from the sun.*****Why the Shamrock? The Shamrock is more than a lucky charm symbol when connected with St. Patrick. Legend has it that Patrick used the Shamrock to describe the Holy Trinity to the Irish. He explained that just as a Shamrock has three leaves that grow together from one stem, God is also three divine people; the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.*****A few folks celebrating their special day this week. March 13, former Bridge City coach Claude Tarver will celebrate. Remember him? East Texas called him home and he hasn’t been heard of since leaving a successful program at Bridge City. ***Jill Peveto celebrates another year on March 14. ***On March 15, Julie Myers has a big day. We haven’t heard of her lately either.***On March 16, Buffy and Jordan Doiron celebrate. Amber Doiron celebrates a day earlier.***March 17, St. Patrick’s Day birthdays are Josh Sims, Ty Moreland, Elroy Edwards, Stephanie Hughes, Sally Wingard, Tiffany Moreau, John Tallant, Brenda Swan, Ernie Edwards and Luke McFarlane. A Shamrock goes out to each of you.***March 18, is an important day for a great friend of nearly 60 years. Everyone’s friend Corky Harmon turns 85. Hard to believe. Anyone would like to be as spry at his age. Betty won’t let him get old. He works six days at the car lot and his day off for Betty. Best wishes for many more healthy years.***On March 19, one of Sammy’s boys, Roman Carpenter, hits middle age. Happy birthday to all. See complete birthday list.*****Capital One Bank in downtown Orange (the glass bank) will be shutting down April 19. The bank on Highway 87, near Northway will remain open.*****Don’t forget the St. Joseph Alter at St. Mary Church, Sunday, St. Patrick’s Day, 11:30 p.m.*****We ran into Gene Brown a few weeks ago. He’s a loyal reader of “The Record.” Gene is a relative of the Dunns from Mauriceville. The late King Dunn’s mother was a Brown. We dedicate this weeks Cajun story to Gene.*****Thanks also to Mr. Fountain, we didn’t get his first name, for the kind words about our publication. He says his highlight of the week is on Wednesday when “The Record” arrives on his lawn. He reads it cover to cover and we thank him for his loyalty.*****Big Oil plays with gas prices at the pump. Last week I paid $3.57 a gallon, this week $3.37. Why the 20 cent drop? Crude oil prices have remained the same. They would still make a good profit at $2.95. Don’t ever believe Big Oil doesn’t communicate on a price range.*****Congressman Paul Ryan’s budget will never pass. He wants to balance the budget on the backs of the elderly by destroying Medicare.*****The GOP political pacs are already spending money on negative ads against Ashley Judd in Kentucky and she hasn’t even announced that she will run against “liver lips” Mitch McConnell. Polls in Kentucky show Mitch only four points ahead of Ashley, 47-43. They are afraid. Ashley is a native, attended school in Kentucky, and is just the opposite of Mitch. She’s a strong advocate for women’s rights. She will out Kentucky Mitch. Karl Rove and his pac, who has already spent over a million dollars, knows it.*****Christine Quinn, an openly gay woman, is favored to become the first female mayor of New York.*****Who doesn’t love Patsy Kemp? She loves community service of any kind so when she received one of these new jury service notices, where you go online to fill out the questionnaire, and pick a date, she adopted to this new technology and get-r-done. She showed up bright and early in the morning more than willing to serve her county as a juror, but they couldn’t find her on their list. She asked why and they said, “Because she checked that she was a felon.” Everyone got a huge laugh out of that when Patsy exclaimed, “I’ve never even been accused of such a thing.” You gotta love all this new technology but beware of where you rest your cursor. CAJUN STORY OF THE WEEK Joe Thibodeaux was in da back seat of a cab driven by Oris Comeaux when he tapped Comeaux on da shoulder to axe him sumptin. Comeaux him, he let out a bloody scream dat would curl da hair on da back of your neck. He lost control of da cab, nearly hit a bus, drove over da curb and stopped jus inches from a large glass plate window. For a few moments dere everyting was silent in da cab. Comeaux him, was still shaking, den Comeaux said, “Look Thib, don’t never do dat again man, you done scare da poo-poo out of me.” Thibodeaux was scared him too. He apologized and said he didn’t know dat a tap on da shoulder could scare him so bad. Comeaux say, “Mais, I’m sorry Thib, it don’t be you fault no. You see Thib, today is my first day to drive da cab, me I’ve been drivin a hearse every day for da last 25 years.” C’EST TOUT The world waits for the white smoke, and the selection of a new Pope. The conclave to select the new Pope began Tuesday. One ballot was cast Tuesday evening, local time, and four will be cast on Wednesday. The 115 Cardinals will select a leader for the world’s 1.2 billion Roman Catholics. The winner will need two thirds or 77 of the 115 votes. *****The Wednesday Lunch Bunch will be at Robert’s this week to dine, regardless if a Pope Is selected or not. Next week, is back to Novrozsky’s. Everyone is always welcome to break bread and fellowship, 12 noon. *****My time is up. I certainly appreciate yours. Be sure to check out the great bargains by our family of advertisers throughout these pages. Tell them we sent you, that’s usually good for a little extra lagniappe. Thank them for sponsoring this publication free to you each week. Have a nice week, take heart; spring begins next Wednesday, March 20. Take care and God bless.

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Community Bulletin Board Stark Events for Bass Week

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.

Drop-In Scavenger Hunt on Gone Fishing  March 12 — 16, 2013  •  9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Come by the Stark Museum of Art, located at 712 Green Avenue in Orange, during the week of March 12-16, 2013, and ask for the Gone Fishing Scavenger hunt for children and families. Find images of fish and water throughout the Museum and earn a prize. This activity is included with Museum admission. Gallery Spotlight on Mastering Fish   •   Thursday, March 14 — Friday, March 15, 2013  •  1:30 p.m. each day Director Sarah Boehme will give a gallery spotlight (a fifteen-minute talk) on images of American fish in the mini-exhibit Mastering Fish:   American Natural History Illustrations, which is on display through April 20, 2013. During the spotlight, learn how artists Mark Catesby, John James Audubon and John H. Richard contributed knowledge about fish to natural history studies. This spotlight is included with Museum admission.

Orangefield Cormier Museum to open March 16

Lutcher Stark 1953, 1955 class reunion

OC Historical Society taking applications

The Lutcher Stark High School classes of 1953 and 1955 will host a reunion Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20 at 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 by contacting Wayland Payne at 409-886-2548.

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. 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.


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.

Orange K of C to host fish fry 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.

BC Knights of Columbus to offer fish dinners 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.  

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Hunter Education Safety Class to be held VFW Post 2775 to host Desert March 14 Storm slide show 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.

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.

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.

AARP income tax assistance available 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

Bassmaster Series comes to town

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Schossow says they are aware of at least 80 of the 102 competitors that have been through the area over the last four months, prior to mid-February when the water became off-limits before the tournament. Orange put out the welcome mat for all of the anglers Sunday, for a mandatory boat check-in held at Baptist Hospital Orange. Fishermen also received their rules and regulations and were treated to a feast of pecan chicken and steamed vegetables. Jarren Garrett, Baptist Hospital CEO and chairman of the GOACC said “It’s hard to believe we’ve got 102 of the world’s finest anglers here, in Orange. “We’re very proud to host the event with the chamber.” Many of the fishermen have expressed how welcome they have felt by everyone in the Orange County area over the last few months. “Every one of them that have been here has said how friendly everybody has been to them,” said Gothia. “When they are out eating, when they are on the water, people walk up to them when they are filling up their boats with gas. They said they don’t get that everywhere they go, so it’s nice to come to a community that wants to have them; that enjoys them being here.” One fisherman, Bradley Roy, posted on Facebook Feb. 11 how welcome he felt in the area. Many local businesses have posted signs, while some invested in billboards welcoming the Bassmaster Elite tournament to Orange. “They say it is going to bring $1.4 million in revenue, just this week alone,” said Garrett. “If you believe economists, they say the turn is going to be seven times, so that is a great economic impact for Orange County. We’re excited about that.” Gothia said they hope this spurs the local chamber tournament. “We were very successful last year and we hope to continue to grow that as a local tournament.” Gothia said he also hopes it brings other tournaments to town. Smaller contests like to go where the big tournaments have been. A salt water tournament is in the works, but information on that cannot be given at this time. Pre-fishing has been allowed from Monday through Wednesday to give the fisherman a chance to check out the area, before the tournament begins Thursday morning. There will be heavy traffic on the water because not only will there the angler’s boats and numerous camera boats, but Gothia said they expect 100-200 spectator boats also on the water. He recently attended the Bassmaster Classic in Tulsa, Okla. Gothia said there was over 900 spectator boats at that event. For those not on the water there is plenty to keep them busy too. “There’s going to be a lot of activity starting Thursday, down at the riverfront,” said Garrett. “The concert is going to be great with Neal McCoy. The laser light show on Friday night, activities pretty much throughout the week. So, fun times here in Orange County.” Everything at the Riverfront Festival is free except food, things purchased on vendor’s row and the carnival. “The kids can do all kinds of stuff free,” said Schossow. Saturday they will hold the Bassmaster High School Elite Experience where juniors and seniors from area schools will get a behind the scenes look at Bassmaster Elite tournaments. This is something fairly new for B.A.S.S., it was offered for the first time last year. Schossow said, “We’ve got people coming from across the United States.” Schossow said there are many organizations coming from across the country just to see how Orange County pulled this event off. “They’ll be spending money on gas, food and there is so much going on. The city moved Art in the Park up a week so they could have it at the same time.” Schossow said, “We want people to know about us. We’ve got the museum. We’ve got Shangri La. We’ve got the Cormier Museum. We’ve got Heritage House, lots of things. We’ve got a world class theater here. How do we get people to know about all that?” Gothia said because of the tournaments TV coverage Orange


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Deaths and Memorials Theodore Spencer “Ted” Blake Orange Theodore Spencer “Ted” Blake, 78, of Orange, died Thursday, March 7, 2013, at Baptist Hospital in Orange. Born in Thiells, N.Y. on Aug. 24, 1934, Ted was the son of Sylvanus and Rosie (Babcock) Blake. Preceded in death by his parents, Ted is survived by his wife, Katharine Blake of Orange; daughter, Susan Woska of New Windsor, N.Y.; grandchildren, Amanda Degraw of Orange, Samantha Degraw of Nanuet, N.Y., Alona Blake of Ada, Mich., Regina Blake of Grand Rapids, Mich.; and great grandchildren, Nichi Smith and Genavie Jean-Pierre. Arrangements were held under the direction of Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Thomas Hennigan Fields, La. Thomas Grant Hennigan, 73, of Fields, La., passed away Saturday, March 2, 2013 at Christus Hospital – St. Elizabeth in Beaumont. Two memorial services will be held to remember Grant’s life. The first service has held Saturday, March 9 at the Mystic Baptist Church in Fields, La. with the Rev. Delbert Isbell and the Rev. John Johnson, officiating. The second service will be at 11:30 a.m. after the morning service Sunday, March 17, at the Community Church in Orange with the Rev. Daniel Rose officiating. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange. Thomas was born on Oct. 5, 1939 in DeRidder, La. to his parents, Frank Hennigan and Ruth (Smith) Hennigan. Grant attended Hyatt High School where he graduated as the class Salutatorian, he also attended the Southwestern Louisiana Institute and Lamar College. He came to Orange in 1959 to work for the DuPont Sabine River Works Plant and retired as a computer specialist. Grant married his childhood sweetheart, Alice Meryl Hennigan and from their union came three dearly loved children, JoAnna, Frank and John. Grant attended Community Church in Orange, he found much pleasure in his God, in his granddaughters, church friends, reading, traveling and movies. He found goodness in everyone, he is truly a remarkable person as he never knew when to stop giving, he lived well, laughed often and loved much. Grant is preceded in death by his parents; his sister; Priscilla Hennigan Young and his son, Frank Thomas Hennigan. Those who will most cherish his memory are his loving and devoted wife, Alice Meryl Hennigan of Fields, La.; his daughter, JoAnna Jester and husband, Les of Orange; his son, John Hennigan and wife, Cindy of Baton Rouge, La.; his sisters, Janet Hennigan Hamilton and husband, Don of Iowa, La. and Martha Hennigan Banks and husband, Gerald of DeRidder, La.; his granddaughters, Ashley, Emaley and Leslie as well as numerous members of his extended family. Grant’s family wishes to express their deepest gratitude to the Doctors, Nurses and Caregivers who gave care to Grant during his final days. The family has requested that no flowers be sent. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Benevolence Fund with the Community Church, 3400 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Orange, Texas 77632-9093. Condolences may be sent for the family at

Louella Jean “Cissy” Bourgeois Orange Louella Jean “Cissy” Bourgeois, 55, of Orange, died Friday, March 8, 2013, at Methodist Hospital in Houston. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, March 14,

at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. A graveside service will follow at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City. Born in Baltimore, Md., on Aug. 27, 1957, Louella was the daughter of Bobby Benton Young and Florence Jean (Palmer) Dowling. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. Cissy enjoyed watching movies and crocheting. She had been active in the Methodist Church in Vidor and she loved the Lord. Cissy was preceded in death by her father, Bobby Benton Young Sr, She is survived by her mother, Florence Dowling; daughters, Melissa Grant and husband, Walter of Orange, Crystal Winfree and husband, Brian of Orange; son, James Bourgeois Jr. and wife, Candy of Orange; grandchildren, Brooke Grant, Dylan Grant, William Winfree Jr., Eli Winfree, Dillion Hebert, Jeremiah Estes; and brothers, Richard Young, Chris Young and Bobby Young Jr. Serving as pallbearers will be Wesley Wilson, Sean Williams, Jason Ward, Kenny Roach, Dylan Grant and Steven Young.

Franklin Scales Orangefield Franklin Scales, 76, of Orangefield, passed away on Sunday, March 10, 2013, at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 13, at First Baptist Church of Orangefield with the Rev. Forest Wood, of First Baptist Church in Orangefield and Pastor Daniel Rose, of Community Church in Orange, officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City. Franklin was born in Orange, on March 3, 1937 and was the son of Ausbon Arizona “Jiggs” Scales and Katie Mae (Burke) Scales. Frank worked as a maintenance mechanic at DuPont Sabine River Works for 33 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family. Frank loved to watch sports on television as well as attend his grandchildren’s sporting events where he was always very encouraging to them. Franklin was preceded in death by his parents; son, Danny Scales; son-in-law, Dr. Sam Leifeste; sisters, Nelda Evans, Margaret “Pug” Granger, Jeanette Bullion; brother, Clyde Scales; and sister-in-law, Betty Frederick. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Sarah Jane Scales; son, Franklin L. Scales Jr. and wife, Jan of Lincoln, Calif.; daughters, Dr. Nina Leifeste of Orange and Vickie Scales of Bridge City; sisters, Doris Peveto of Orangefield and Geneva Mancil of McLewis; sisters-in-law; Margie “Tootsie” Scales of Orangefield and Barbara Jean Hill of Broken Arrow, Okla.; brothers-in-law, Pete Frederick of Mauriceville, Ronnie Bullion of Orangefield, Joe Neal Granger of McLewis; grandchildren, Dustin Guillory and wife, Mallory, Sarah Catherine Scales, Katie Cogbill and husband, Daniel, Tyler Leifeste, Joanna Scales, Samantha Leifeste, Jacob Scales, Joshua Scales, Natalie Scales; five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Serving as pallbearers will be Dustin Guillory, Tyler Leifeste, Joshua Scales, Jacob Scales, Ricky Sheppard, Rod Sheppard, Todd Sheppard, Daniel Cogbill, Slade Hunt and Toby Armstrong. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Community Christian School’s Athletic Department; 3400 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Orange, TX 77632;(409) 883-4531.

Brian “Slats” Thomas Sulphur, La. Brian “Slats” Thomas, 84, of Sulphur,La. passed away Sunday, March 10, 2013, at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital. A graveside service will be 2 p.m., Thursday, March 14, at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Beaumont. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Born in Orange, on Sept., 21, 1928, Brian was the son of T.W. Thomas and Mozelle (Harlan) Thomas. He worked as a drilling superintendent at AMOCO Production Company. Brian was preceded in death

by his mother, Mozelle Thomas and is survived by his wife of 62 years, Dorothy Thomas; sons, Tommy Thomas of Sulphur, La., and Scott Thomas and wife, Heidi of Sulphur, La.; daughter, Angie Sand and husband, William of Lafayette, La.; grandchildren, Justin Thomas, Krissi Newton, Shelby Sand, Neil Sand, Nick Thomas, Hannah Thomas; greatgrandson, Brayden Newton; and brother, Robert Thomas.

Sara Kaitlin Palmer Bridge City Sara Kaitlin Palmer (Katy) came into this world on June 17, 1992 and left suddenly on March 8, 2013. She is the daughter of Dr. Wesley and Donna Palmer. Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Thursday, March 14, at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Bridge City with the Rev. David Berkheimer and the Rev. Brad Morgan. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. Katy grew up in Bridge City and graduated from BCHS in 2010. Shortly after graduation she moved to Austin to attend school and work. She had a variety of jobs from cook to bail bondsman, the latest being a security guard. Katy loved her dog, Maggie, dearly and has always liked all animals. She enjoyed cooking, crafting, resale shopping, drinking triple shot Starbucks coffee and music. She could play the piano. Her favorite pastime was just hanging out with her friends. She loved life and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Katy is survived by her parents, Dr. Wesley and Donna Palmer; two brothers, Billy Palmer, Bryan Bishop and wife, Misti; sisters, Paula Dorsey and Alicia Tyler; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Willie Mae Kirkpatrick Orange Willie Mae Kirkpatrick, 58, of Orange passed away on Saturday, March 9, 2013 surrounded by her loving family. A funeral service was held on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at Dorman Funeral Home, with Pastor Donny Flippo, of The Gospel Center, officiating. Cremation followed the service held under the direction of Dorman Funeral Home. She was a native of Mangum, La.; born on Sept. 7, 1954 to parents Dorothy Mae and James Monroe Jackson. She had lived the last 16 years in Orange; prior she had lived in Beaumont. Willie enjoyed playing cards and she loved take care of her grandchildren and great grandchild. She was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother and friend who will be missed dearly by all. She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters, Wynona Ann Jolet, Joyce Marie Jackson; brothers, Toby Keith Jackson, Raymond Earl Jackson, James Douglas Jackson. She is survived by her husband, Richard Kirkpatrick of Orange; daughter, Stephanie Coleman and husband, Rick of Moss Bluff, La.; sister, Daisy Ruth Barnard and husband, David of Fort Payne, Ala.; brothers, David Jackson and wife Darlene of Dickenson, Kenneth Ray Jackson and wife Janette of Granbury; grandchildren, Kara Renee Hall, Dakota Wayne Hall, Emily Annay Coleman and great grandchild, Breahna Mae Hall. Condolences may be sent for the family at

Paul Cliffton Tims Orange Paul C. Tims was called home to his heavenly father on March 8, 2013. Paul passed away at his home in Orange. The funeral service was held on Tuesday at the funeral home. Interment followed at Autumn Oaks Cemetery. He was born in Bienville Par-

ish of Louisiana on June 3, 1935 to Robert James Tims and Judy Lee (Potts) Tims of Louisiana. Paul enjoyed spending his earlier years hunting, fishing, and bowling. The rest of the time he enjoyed being surrounded by his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife, GayNell Tims; son, James Tims and his brother, J.D. Hickman. Those left to cherish his memory are his children, Pamela A. Kiser, Wayne Marjolet, Theresa Marjolet, Clifton R. Tims and wife, Vickie, Bonnie Golden, Sheila Jones and husband, Dale; sister, Laura Ainsworth; brother, Virgil Tims; eighteen grandchildren, and twenty-two great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family will be accepting money donations for funeral expenses. Chris Woodall, Caleb Clark, James Dronet, Lonnie Pixley, Steven Jones, Kevin Brasher, Joesph Marjolet and Colby Breaux served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Donnie Bradshaw, Ethan Hooper, Neil Tims and Henry Sonnier.

Kathy Ann Foreman Orange K a t h y “Katt” Ann Foreman, 51, of Orange passed away Friday, March 8, 2013. A graveside service was held Tuesday March 12, 2013 at the Waldrep Family Cemeter with “Katt’s” aunt, Mrs. Betty Austin officiating. “Katt” was born in Groves on July 4, 1961 to John Wilfred Foreman and Barbara Lee (Waldrep) Miles. She enjoyed being in the outdoors and fishing. She was preceded in death by her father; daughter, Dana Lynn Foreman and brother, Edward Lee Smith. Those left to cherish her memory are her mother and step father, Barbara and James Miles of Orangefield; daughter, Kathy Ann Foreman of Orangefield and three grandchildren, Meagan Gryder, Mason Gryder and Mia Sanchez. She is also survived by her brother, Michael Foreman of Orange; sister, Ruby Bradley and husband, Lawrence of Buna and lots of relatives who all love her. Michael Foreman II, Sean Foreman, Jason Malley, David Griffis, Art Garza and Thurman Doyle served as pallbearers.

Mary LeBouef Orange M a r y Katherine LeBouef, 82, of Orange passed away on T h u r s d a y, March 7, 2013 at her residence. A funeral service was held on Tuesday, March 12, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Carolyn Sue

Hendricks officiating. Burial followed at Autumn Oaks Memorial Park in Orange. She was born on Feb. 11, 1931 to parents Tressy (Kibodeaux) and Alfonzo William Wagner in Crowley, La. She was a life long resident of Orange and her faith was Assembly of God. Mary enjoyed cooking, gardening, going fishing, playing board games and working word puzzles. She was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother and friend; who loved spending time with her family, who will dearly miss her. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alfonzo Wagner; husband, Benny LeBouef; daughter, Wanda Nell East; son, Clayton LeBouef; sister, Wanda Ruth Barnes; brothers, Edward and William Wagner and granddaughter, Kelly Coleman. She is survived by her daughter, Nita Fregia and husband, Bill of Liberty; sons, Danny LeBouef and wife, Brenda of Buna, Randy LeBouef and wife, Amy Louise of Orange, Mark LeBouef of Mauriceville; sisters, Joyce Wagner and Peggy Wagner both of Orange, Geraldine Brevell of Mauriceville; brothers, Emmett Wagner and Ray Wagner both of Orange. Also left to cherish her memory are her 24 grandchildren, 51 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild and one great great grandchild on the way.

Nelson Derrick Sr. Orange Nelson Joseph Derrick Sr., 87, of Orange, died W e d n e s d a y, March 6, 2013, at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. Funeral services were held Friday, March 8, 2013, at Slade Chapel of First United Methodist Church in Orange with the Rev. John Warren of First United Methodist Church in Orange and Pastor Trenton Worsham of Lake Point Church in Rowlett, Texas officiating. Nelson was born in Johnston, S.C. on May 24, 1925, to Boyd Dubose Derrick and Minnie Elizabeth (Kirkland) Derrick. He served in the United States Army during World War II in the corps of civil engineers. Nelson graduated from the University of South Carolina with his civil engineering degree and then was employed for DuPont where he retired after 40 years as a safety engineer. He was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Orange for many years. Nelson also was a mentor of the H.O.S.T. Program for West Orange Cove School District. He enjoyed spending his time playing golf and had a passion for all sports. Nelson was preceded in death by his parents; eight brothers; and step-son, Lloyd M. Petrie.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Petrie Derrick of Orange; son, Nelson Joseph “Joe” Derrick and wife, Trudy of Georgetown; daughters, Barbara Jean Reinhardt and husband, Al of Victoria; Debra Dolores Worsham and husband, Keith of Victoria; stepdaughter, Anna Petrie Harner of Orange; step-daughter-in-law, Doris Staub Petrie; grandchildren, Danny Derrick, David Derrick, Rebecca Rautio, Charles Reinhardt, Laura Murphy, Trenton Worsham, Terry Derrick; and fourteen great-grandchildren. Danny Derrick, David Derrick, Charles Reinhardt, Trenton Worsham, Terry Derrick, Tim Murphy, and Kaarle Rautio served as pallbearers. The honorary pallbearer was Bob Couser. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church; 502 N. 6th Street, Orange, Texas 77630; or an organization of your choice.

Frances Folsom Pickett Sulphur, La. Frances Folsom Pickett, 76, of Sulphur, La., died Tuesday, March 5, 2013. A graveside service was held Monday, March 11, at Farr’s Chapel Cemetery in Newton County. Born in Jamestown, Texas on Sept. 2, 1936, Frances was the daughter of Edward Osval Folsom and Liza Jane (Travis) Folsom. She worked in various jobs during her life, the last being that of a cosmetologist. She enjoyed playing dominos, cards and bingo but mostly she loved being with her family – especially her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Lula Mae Lowe and her husband Jim, Louise Teal and her husband, Clarence, Martha Grace Folsom; brothers, Bertis Folsom, O.A. (Slim) Folsom and his wife Eunice, Clarence Folsom and his wife Louise; and sister-in-law, Marie Folsom. Frances is survived by her children, Ricky Warren of Sheridan, Ind., Barbara Jane Warren of Lake Charles, La.; brother, W.L. (Truitt) Folsom; sister, Roxie Tager and her husband, Louis, all of Orange; grandchildren, Christopher Warren Plake, Tasha Warren Johnson and her husband, Russell, Rickena Warren and great grandchild, Tristian Plake. She is also survived by special people that are dear to her heart, Norma (Tooty) Brown and numerous nieces and nephews. Ricky Warren, Barbara Jane Warren, Wesley Trevino, Matthew Brown, Jimmy Folsom and Russell Johnson served as pallbearers. Honorary Pallbearers were Truitt Folsom and Louis Tager Sr.


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LSC-O and partners to host variety of Big Read events this spring

Lamar State College-Orange in partnership with the Lamar University Department of English and Modern Languages, the Lamar University Mary and John Gray Library, the Orange Public Library, the Stark Museum of Art, the Port Arthur Public Library, Little Cypress Mauriceville CISD, Bridge City ISD, West Orange Cove CISD and AAUW Bookends book club announce the Big Read’s upcoming spring events. LSC-O received a grant last fall to host the Southeast Texas Big Read in Orange and Jefferson Counties. The selection for the Big Read is the 1972 book “Bless Me Ultima,” by Rudolfo Anaya, a comingof-age story about a young Hispanic boy set in 1940’s New Mexico. The Big Read is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) designed to restore reading to the center of American culture. The grant is to help promote and carry out community-based reading programs, featuring several activities between LSC-O, Lamar University, the Stark Museum and the other partners. The month of April was declared Big Read Month by Jefferson County on March 4, and the Orange County Commissioner’s Court will hold a proclamation March 25 stating the same thing. “This is a chance for Or-

ange and Jefferson Counties to show the rest of the nation that we are more than just ‘Small Town, USA,’” said Mary J. McCoy, director of Library Services at LSC-O. “We believe in reading and we believe in our communities.” Several years ago, Orange participated in the Big Read sponsored by the Houston Public Library and read “To Kill a Mockingbird.” According to McCoy, everyone enjoyed it and informally discussed writing a grant. “The Stark Museum was very interested, but wanted to partner with others, and one of the partners needed to be a library according to grant guidelines,” said McCoy. “Several of us began calling those we thought would be interested and the partnership was born.” The Stark Museum of Art is joining in on the Big Read with an exhibition entitled “Wild Beauty: the New Mexico Setting,” which drew inspiration from “Bless Me Ultima.” Visitors to the exhibition will see works by Taos and Santa Fe artists, such as Ernest Martin Hennings, Joseph Henry Sharp, Ernest Leonard Blumenschein, Nicolai Fechin and Georgia O’Keeffe. To stress the connection with the novel, quotes from the book are placed in different sections of the exhibition, both in Eng-

lish and in Spanish. The museum will also provide tours in Spanish upon request. While the Hispanic population continues to grow in the Southeast Texas area, they bring to each community many exciting and diverse cultural traditions. With this influx of cultural traditions, it provides opportunity for the community to make use of multicultural learning. Multicultural learning allows individuals from the Hispanic community, as well as people of other backgrounds, the chance to learn from each other and better understand each other as a people and as a culture. Denise Chavez, a wellknown Hispanic author, social activist, educator and performer, will read and discuss selections from “Bless Me, Ultima” On April 24 at 7 p.m. at the Mary and John Gray Library at Lamar University, and at the Lutcher Theater on April 25 at 6:30 p.m. Chavez will be speaking about Anaya and his novel at the Lutcher Theater, and about her own works and expertise at Lamar University. McCoy says Chavez’s writings are often compared to Anaya’s and that the two have had contact over the years. Chavez will read selections from “Ultima” and discuss issues surrounding Hispanic culture. Jim Sanderson, chair of the Department of English and Modern Languages at Lamar University, and Catalina Castillon, associate professor of Spanish at Lamar will lead discussions about the book and its setting. Castillon will be at the Ron E. Lewis Library at LSC-O on March 26 at 6 p.m., along with the American Association of University Women’s book group. She will answer questions and high-

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light key points in the narrative, as well as place the novel in a real-world context. “Very few people know, for example, how many Spanish newspapers were published in the United States in the 18th and 19th century,” said Castillon. “These publications really speak to the bilingual nature of the populations in different regions and how it affects the culture.” “I am hoping Catalina’s discussion will light a fire within each of us to understand and to value the Hispanic culture in our community,” said McCoy. Castillon will also discuss “Anaya’s ‘Bless Me,Ultima’ and the Literary Tradition of Hispanics in the US” April 11, at 7 p.m. at the Mary and John Gray Library. Sanderson will discuss the “History and Cultures of New MexicanAmericans and Texan Americans” April 4, at 7 p.m. at the Mary and John Gray Library. Sanderson’s presentation will look at the historical and geographical background of New Mexico, Texas, and Mexico, focusing on three groups. These groups include Native Americans, Anglos and Hispanics, and the tension that arose between them. Castillon said reading Hispanic literature can help one gain insight into a growing population in the United States. “Literature can really provide a window into another culture and teach you about a different way of life and a different way of looking at the world,” she said. “I encourage everyone to participate and learn about the Hispanic culture. By doing so, you will belong to the biggest book club in America just by reading the book and participating in the activities. Hopefully one will discover not only things about the Chicano culture, but also things about herself as well.” The Lutcher Theater will also sponsor a theatrical showing of the movie adaptation of “Bless Me, Ultima” on April 18 at 6:30 p.m. It is free and open to the community. It will also show in theaters in Houston and other large metropolitan areas. The exhibition at the Stark Museum of Art will be open to the public during the museum public hours, Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will be on display March 16 through June 8. “We are pleased to be able to partner with groups in the area to bring the National Endowment of the Arts Big Read to Southeast Texas,” said McCoy. “Any programs and events that promote reading benefit all the members of our communities and make our communities better places to live. The partners organize programming, but only the community participation will ensure a successful SETX Big Read this spring.”


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Roots of my Irish well Dunn

Often I’ve written about the Cajun side of me, but I never have said much about the fighting side of me. That’s my Irish side. While a kid in Abbeville, I was a strange youngster, the only person in the little Cajun town with the Irish name of Dunn. The real kick in the behind was that this Irishman couldn’t speak a word of English until I was seven, plus I still don’t speak it that well. I was poor and endured a lot of abuse because of the way I dressed or didn’t. I didn’t own any shoes, but I had a side of me that many of the abusers didn’t know. That was my fighting side. I’m not so sure whether I fought so much of necessity or because my bloodline came from a fighting bunch of Irishmen. Purebred Irish, I might add. My Cajun side is interwoven of German, Spanish, French and a little Gumbo. I’m not sure what you get when you breed pure Irish with those other mixtures. A strange kid, I suspect, and an even stranger adult. Anyway the Cajun culture is so strong that, like most other folks who are exposed to it and can’t help falling into its funfilled, spicy-seasoned trap, though I have little Cajun blood in my veins, I’m all-Cajun in my heart. It was Abe who said, “Character is like a tree; reputation like its shadow. A shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing. So, it’s coming up on St. Patrick’s Day, and I thought it would be a good time to ‘fess up that I’m more Irish than Cajun. There might even be a little interbreed that would explain some of my goofiness. My Irish forefathers were a hearty bunch. The Civil War had come to its conclusion in 1865. Dr. Stephen Dunn was one of the war’s casualties. Left behind were wife Sarah Jane and eightyear-old Allen. Alone and penniless, Sarah headed to Texas from Arkansas with her son and sister-in-law. They left Searcy traveling by covered wagon and headed for Eastland County, where Sarah had a brother. The trek took most of the year and met with many hardships and delays. They camped each day where water and wild game were available.

They stayed some time at what is now Grapevine. Old maps show it as Dunnville. Arriving eventually in Eastland County, their biggest fear was marauding Indians. The group settled in Sipes Springs, near Rising Star. Allen grew up and married Laura Dunn, 14, of DeLeon. His mother and father were both Dunns and so was his wife. All trace back to Ireland. Laura’s mother was a Blair, the daughter of C.C., for whom Fort Blair in Eastland County was named. Laura’s mother had been captured as a child by Indians; she was rescued. A historical marker indicates the site of the fort today at Desdemona. Laura and Allen raised a family of six boys and two girls on that peanut land. Allen, at the age of 15, had become a scout and Indian fighter. He then became a trader and merchant. With a pair of oxen and a wagon, he traveled the 400 miles to Galveston. He traded furs and peanuts for other goods which he sold. My father, Clay, said he would be gone three months, depending on the rise of the Brazos, Trinity and other rivers. He often made two trips a year. Laura raised an intelligent and industrious houseful of youngsters. She contributed to their strength and perseverance. Every one of her children grew up to become wealthy. Dunn Bros. Pipeline Stringers started with mules and barrels at that time and became the nation’s largest. Clay rode a mule out of Sipe Springs to Comanche at age 14 and made his mark as a pioneer. He established the first cab business in Port Arthur, the first night club in Orange County, the Silver Slipper in Bridge City (1928), the first liquor store in Orange, “The Warehouse,” and in 1946, the first liquor store in Bridge City, “The Midway.” He also built what was the first and only motel in Bridge City, which was finally destroyed in 2008 by Hurricane Ike. His story goes on for volumes and would be an amazing book. He lived a colorful life. I haven’t tarnished that image much. The little cemetery on the hill was cold, windy and laden with snow when we brought Dad on his last ride. He was buried next door to where he was born. The house had been preserved by the family. There is a fence around the ground and a nice sign that says “Dunn” where both branches of my Dunn roots are buried--Allen, 92, Laura, 86, aunts and uncles and Clay; he was only 65. He left me and Mom behind when I was a baby. Later in life we got together and closer. I moved to Burleson County to be near

Allen Dunn, 61, and Clay Dunn, 24, after returning from World War I in 1918. Clay fought hand to hand combat through France.

him. He died a year later. I named one of my sons after my father and the original pioneer granddad, Allen. Today three generations carry Clay’s name, my son, grandson and great grandson. I’m proud of my Irish Dunn heritage. Though I never knew my kin very well, I know of their strength. I’m now oldest of the large, two-sided Dunn clan and only my two sons, daughter, two granddaughters and I carry the name; my three grandsons don’t carry the name but Dunn blood floods their veins. As time goes by the Dublin connection gets watered down more. After this generation, there won’t be anyone to carry the name on, but this industrious pioneering heritage will live on. Now you know the rest of the story. Well almost, on St. Pat’s Day, March 17, 1971, I started the Opportunity Valley News. It became a very popular publication. It was luck of the Irish. On my birthday, nine years later, on June 5, 1980, I sold it to Cox Enterprise for a bunch. Later after Cox bought The Leader, they ran the OVN down the tube. Another thing I find ironic is that my dad Clay died on Feb. 19, yet his marker, which was erected several months after his death, shows he died on March 17, St. Pat’s Day. I don’t know how or who is responsible for the error but Clay, who took so much pride in his Irish heritage, would probably smile and say, “Leave it, don’t’ change it, that’s a better day than most.” So from this swamp Irish to the rest of you, Happy St. Patrick’s Day.

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ussell Bottley ducked in under the hospital portico Sunday afternoon to avoid the light, but cold misty rain. “This is bass fishing nirvana,” he said with a smile not unlike that seen on the face of a youngster on Christmas morning.“I can’t believe this is really happening right here in Orange….this is the biggest thing to come to Orange in my life time!” Surprisingly enough, the Sunday evening crowd was considerably smaller than Saturday’s massive gathering as the seemingly endless line of 102 of the best bass fishermen in the world trailered their rigs through the hospital parking lot for inspection. While it was all business and autographs were not the order of the day, it still provided a rare opportunity to view your favorite pro and his brightly wrapped tow vehicle and boat up close and personal. Obviously, the smaller crowd was the result of very few folks even knowing about the SunSEE COLBURN PAGE 5B

Jarrod Ross gets the handoff from Chris James for the first place WOS Mustang relay team.


Orange County athletes in action Atheletes from throughout Orange County are in full motion this time of year. Wether on the baseball field, softball diamonds or as shown here in track and field, local youth are giving it all to represent their schools and ultimately Orange County in regional and state competitions. From now until the beginning of June local athletes and coaches move through a guantlet of competitions on their way to their highest achievements. The Record urges our readers to come out and support our local youth in their athletic endevours. For schedules of events go to TheRecordLive. com. For Bridge City Cardinal Relay results see Page 3B.

Bridge City Lady Cardinal Alexus Henry in action. PHOTO: Mark Dunn


• The Record • Week of Wednesday, March 13, 2013

First place distance runner Kane Vice. RECORD PHOTO: Mark Dunn

Double first place wins for BC’s Katelyn Potter. PHOTO: Mark Dunn

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3. Spruell - BC - 42.52 4. Wilbur - BC - 42.76 5. Bellard - Ned - 43.18 6. Johnson - WOS - 43.32 400m 1. Vice - BC - 52.78 2. Morris - Central 53.13 3. Western - BC - 54.22 4. Green - Central - 55.56 5. Reed - BC - 55.59 6. Cessna - Ned - 56.51

5. A. Richard - Ned - 38’4” 6. Ricks - BC - 38’2” Long Jump 1. A. Richard - Ned - 19’11” 2. Vice - BC - 19’10” 3. Rodes - WOS - 19’3” 4. Malbrough - Cen - 19’2” 5. T. Richards - Ned - 19’2” 6. Wold - OF - 18’5”


High Jump 1. Lorimier - Ned - 6’4” 2. Malbrough - Cen - 6’2” 3. Thompson - WOS 6’2” 4. Baldwin - WOS - 5’10” 5. Wilber - BC - 5’10” 6. Litvik - Ned - 5’10” TRACK AND FIELD Page 5B

800m 1. Vice - BC - 2:06.07 2. Harrington - BC - 2:08.40 3. Guitierrez - Ned - 2:12.87 4. Bozman - BC - 2:15.64 5. Baldwin - WOS - 2:16 6. Green - Cen - 2:21.51

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1600m 1. Donavan - Ned - 4:56.13 2. Harrington - BC - 4:57.33 3. Perio - OF - 5:00.12 4. Garrett - Ned - 5:01.62 5. Bozman - BC - 5:24.39 6. Martin - BC - 5:27.29


3200m 1. Donovan - Ned - 10:57.5 2. Garrett- Ned - 11:19.2 3. Rainey - OF - 11:37.47 4. Martin - BC - 11:56.13 5. Jackson - Cen - 12:44.05 6. Ash - BC - 13:05.48 Shot 1. C. Allen - Cen - 48’ 3/4” 2. Washington - Ned - 42’8 3/4” 3. Hebert - WOS - 38’6” 4. Carruth - OF - 37’5 3/4” 5. Carr - Ned - 36’7” 6. Crosson - WOS - 36’6” Disc 1. Washingtion - Ned - 132’8 1/2” 2. Carr - Ned - 111’7” 3. Allen - Cen - 109’4 1’2” 4. Weeks - BC - 104’1 1/2” 5. Bingham - BC - 102’2 1/2” 6. Crosson - WOS - 91’11 1/2” Triple Jump 1. Darby - Cen - 42’8” 2. Whaley - Cen - 42’1” 3. Rhodes - WOS - 41’9 1/4” Lashya Cole carries the baton for the Lady Mustang relay team.


Orange County athletes excel Larry Johnson For The Record

In the boys division, the Nederland Bulldogs posted 159 points during the Cardinal Relays on Saturday, laying claim to the first place spot. West Orange-Stark had 145 points, placing second; Bridge City had 141, placing third; Central had 105, placing fourth; Orangefield had 49, placing fifth; and Little Cypress-Mauriceville had 18, placing sixth. WOS placed first in the 4x100 with a time of 42.75, Central placed second with a time of 44.75, Nederland placed third with a time of 44.25, Orangefield placed fourth with 45.59 and BC placed fifth with 46.11. WOS placed first in the 4x200 with 1:30.72, Central placed second with 1:33.81, Nederland placed third with 1:34.53, Orangefield placed fourth with 1:39.53 and BC placed fifth with 1:40.59. WOS placed first in the 4x400 with 3:31.64, BC placed second with 3:33.98, Central placed third with 3:38.33, Nederland placed fourth with 3:38.34 and Orangefield placed firth with 3:52.61. Nederland placed first in the Distance Medley with 12:15.01 and BC placed second with 13:20.7 In the girls division Bridge City Lady Cardinals posted 248 points during the Cardinal Relays, laying claim to the first place spot. West OrangeStark had 118 points, placing second; Orangefield had 110, placing third; Vidor had 90 points, placing fourth; Nederland had 31 points finishing in fifth place; and Little Cypress-

Mauriceville Lady Bears had 16, placing sixth. WOS placed first in the 4x100 with a time of 50.59, BC place second with a time of 51.97, Vidor placed third with a time of 52.32 and OF placed fourth with a time of 54.89. WOS placed first in the 4x200 with a time of 1:48.28, BC place second with a time of 1:51.26 and OF placed third with a time of 1:59.06. Orangefield place first in the 4x400 with a time of 4:30.63, WOS placed second with a time of 4:31.83 and BC placed third with a time of 4:40.78. Vidor took first in the Distance Medley with a time of 14:56.12 and BC took second place with a time of 16:21.4. LCM will host the Battlin’ Bear Relays on Friday and Saturday, March 22 and 23. Boys 100m 1. Fontenot - WOS 10.88 2. Gruber - LCM - 11.16 3. Whaley - Ned - 11.17 4. Moore - WOS - 11.18 5. Westbrook - OF - 11.2 6. Richard - Ned - 11.51 110h 1. Gruber - LCM - 15.82 2. Bellard - Ned - 16.01 3. Spruell - BC - 16.47 200m 1. James - WOS - 22.64 2. Ross - WOS - 22.77 3. Whaley - Ned - 23.77 4. Hopkins - Ned - 24.05 5. Richard - WOS - 24.08 6. Hall - BC - 24.58 300h 1. Rhodes - WOS - 41.25 2. McDonald - WOS - 42.42


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March Madness selection crew has work cut out Sunday FOR THE RECORD

This week is always an exciting one before the 68 teams are picked to play in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, especially for the sports media who have their own ideas about which teams should get the No. 1 seeds and which ones will get overlooked and must hope to be selected by the NIT or some other postseason tournament. The tournament selection committee will have an exceptionally difficult time getting it right this year because of the number of No. 1 teams that took the gas along the way

and were replaced by what the pollsters felt was the second-best team in the nation. And as far as upsets were concerned during this 2012-2013 collegiate men’s basketball season, through the end of February a total of 18 unranked teams had toppled top five opponents, the most in one season over the past five years, according to the latest issue of “ESPN the Magazine.” There also has been a passel of overtime games, the most talked about being the Feb.

9 match-up between Notre Dame and Louisville that tipped off at 9 p.m. and didn’t finish until 12:36 a.m.--five overtime periods later. The magazine added that on Feb. 23 nine games went past regulation, treating college basketball fanatics to single, double, triple and quadruple overtimes, a feat that hadn’t happened in 11 years. January began with the end of Duke’s four-week run as the nation’s No. 1 team. Two days later on Jan. 14, Louisville took a turn at No. 1 but lost to Syracuse. The following week Duke suffered a similar fate in a 27-point loss to Miami. Last week perennial NCAA Tournament underdog Gon-

zaga stepped into the No. 1 spot and on the strength of the Bulldogs’ 30-2 record, retained their No. 1 status in this week’s Associated Press Top 25 College Basketball Poll. The big question is whether the top-ranked team in the men’s poll could be squeezed out of a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament by the selection committee Sunday. According to this week’s edition of USA Today Sports Weekly, “the debate centers on how the tournament selection committee will (and should) consider the body of work of a team that did everything it could with a middling conference schedule it had no choice but to play. “Because of that West Coast Conference schedule, Gonzaga has played the nation’s 60th strongest schedule, facing one team—Butler on Jan. 19—in the top 40 of the Ratings Percentage Index (RPI) since New Year’s. “If Gonzaga earns a top seed with that strength-of-schedule ranking, it would be the worst for a top seed in nine years.” The article goes on to point out that of the 52 teams that have earned No. 1 seeds since 2000, two have done it with strength-of-schedule rankings worse than what Gonzaga was last week. Stanford’s schedule in 2004 was ranked 96th and Stanford also earned a top seed in 2000 with a schedule that ranked 82nd. Also since 2000, three schools outside the power conferences (Atlantic Coast, Big East, Big 12, Big Ten, Pac-

12 and Southeastern) earned No. 1 seeds. However, Memphis (27th) in 2008, Saint Joseph’s (46th) in 2004 and Cincinnati (23rd) in 2002 had schedules that ranked among the top 50. The average strength-of-schedule ranking for all top seeds since 2000 is 22nd. The selection committee historically has rewarded teams that at least attempt to play competitive non-conference schedules. And Gonzaga did try, playing and beating five Big 12 teams and losing just to two likely NCAA tournament teams—Butler by one point and Illinois. USA Today Sports bracket specialist Patrick Stevens said of the Bulldogs, “Gonzaga will probably wind up very solidly on the No. 2 line. They’re 5-2 against the Top 50, 10-2 against the Top 100 and 13-1 in road-neutral settings.” This Korner hopes Gonzaga does pull off a No. 1 seed Sunday, but with the likes of Indiana, Duke, Georgetown and Kansas playing such potent schedules and winning most of their games, it could be tough for the nation’s No. 1 team to nail down a No. 1 seed. KWICKIES… The defending world champion Miami Heat downed the Indiana Pacers 105-91 Sunday for their 18th straight victory to tie the seventh-longest winning streak in NBA history and is the league’s best since the Boston Celtics won 19



straight during the 2008-09 season. The Heat hosted Atlanta last night (Tues.) in an attempt to tie the Celtics’ record. The win also gave Miami (47-14) a victory over every NBA team this season. The Heat lost both previous meetings with Indiana. The Houston Astros are rapidly sinking to mediocrity in the Grapefruit League after getting off to a flying start. The Stroes dropped their sixth game in their last seven Sunday as the Atlanta Braves captured an easy 7-1 victory. Houston stood at 6-8 for the exhibition season and took a well-deserved day off Monday. The Las Vegas boys have the 2013 Houston Astros overand-under win total set at 59 games, which means they are predicting the team will lose 103 games, which is a little bit better than the 106 games lost in 2011 and 107 last year. A team that is going great guns is the Lamar Cardinal baseball team which swept a three-game series from the visiting Massachusetts Minutemen last weekend to run their early-season winning streak to 10 in a row, their longest since 1993 and their season record to an amazing 14-2. The final game of the scheduled four-game series was washed out due to inclement weather Sunday. The news wasn’t so good for the Lamar men’s basketball team that lost its season finale 86-72 to Southeastern Louisiana to finish the season with a dismal 1-17 mark in Southland Conference games and a 3-28 overall record. However the Lamar Lady Cardinals downed Southeastern La. 72-61 and secured the No. 3 seed in the SLC Basketball Tournament that begins today in Katy. St. Louis running back Steven Jackson voided the final year of his contract with the Rams to become a free agent, saying he wants to sign with a Super Bowl contender after eight consecutive 1,000-yard rushing seasons without a playoff appearance. Jackson, 29, is the NFL’s most productive active running back with 10,135 yards rushing in nine seasons with the Rams. The conference soon to be formerly known as the Big East will probably be called the America 12 Conference, according to The University of Houston Cougars will officially join the new conference July 1 and begin playing football with a Sept. 7 visit to Temple. Also leaving Conference USA to join the new league will be SMU, Memphis and UCF, with Tulane and East Carolina coming aboard in 2014. JUST BETWEEN US… It looks like Tiger Woods is back on track to take over his old position as the world’s No. 1 golfer after leading wire-towire in last weekend’s Cadillac Championship at Doral near Miami, Fla. The victory was Tiger’s 17th World Golf Championship title and his fifth title in the last year, the most of anyone in the world. The win leaves him six short of Sam Snead’s all-time record of 82 PGA Tour victories. It also marked the first time in five years that Tiger has two wins before the Masters, which he will be a heavy favorite to win. Tiger can retain his status as the world’s top golfer with a win at Bay Hill in two weeks. Woods fired rounds of 6665-67-71—269 to win by two strokes over Steve Stricker, who has been Tiger’s putting mentor over the years. Woods improved to 40-2 on the PGA Tour when he had the outright lead going into the final round. Tiger collected a winner’s check of $1.5 million and has won over $24 million in the WGC’s alone since the series began in 1999, winning 43 percent of the tournaments. Tiger’s win also marked the 11th straight PGA Tour victory this season by an American for the first time in 22 years.

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event were not lost on the folks at David Self Ford either. A number of the pros made the short run to their dealership for even more meet and greet after leaving the shopping center. Promoting their sponsors’ products and representing them in a positive light is as important to every pro’s career as catching fish, but they have really gone the extra mile this week. The weigh-ins will easily attract the largest crowds Thursday through Sunday, but the early morning blast offs are equally exciting for early risers. They leave the launch in very safe and orderly flights, but that is a world of horsepower cranking up at the same time. Before rushing off to another meeting with organizers Sunday evening Gothia added, “Hosting this tournament is the result of a lot of phone calls and leg work as well as the whole hearted support of local businesses and the

Chamber of Commerce. We are determined to make this just the beginning for hosting more events like this for years to come.” In the mean time, in spite of difficult winds that hampered the efforts of most of the field, The Triangle Tail Chasers managed to pull off a very successful Open Trout Tournament last Saturday. Of the fifteen trout weighed in by the top five teams, thirteen were released to fight again. The top five teams all weighed in three fish limits that averaged better than five pounds a fish. The team of James Mayeaux, Ben Reina and Jimmy Parliska won the first place check with a very impressive 17.87 pounds. They


also cashed the biggest trout side pot check with a 28 inch fish that weighed 7.15 pounds. Tournament organizer, Michael Braxton, said that because the conditions were so tough and several teams still came in from as far away as Houston that he paid out all of the entry fee money to the winners.“We normally hold a small percentage to offset some of the costs, but it was an open event to attract new members and they deserved it all. Jeremy Reeves, Eric James and Ben Reina also won Lew Speed Spools in the door prize drawings. The first regular season tournament is scheduled for March 23.


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day evening affair as even snow wouldn’t have kept them away had they known. It was probably not an oversight by the hosts as they did not need an over flow crowd with all 102 pros trying to negotiate an already crowded parking lot. There was little doubt that while that many wrapped boats in one place was a little over whelming, it was the tow vehicles that elicited the most oohs and aahs and Skeet Reese easily won that contest with his massive black and yellow trimmed truck. As you would have expected with Toyota’s involvement in everything “bass fishing”, a number of the pros were driving well appointed Toyota trucks that appeared to require a rope ladder just to climb aboard. John Gothia, one of the folks that played a major role in bringing this event to Orange noted, “This check-in is usually held somewhere other than the host site, but we asked for it as well and they agreed after

seeing what we could do.”The process went very smoothly and the pros were even treated to an unexpected meal before exiting for their hotels, etc. David Thibodaux, there is only one Tib, summed up the event thus far as a combination of Mardi Gras and Christmas at the same time.“All the different color boats and trucks look to me like a Mardi Gras parade,” said big Tib, “and I’ve been riding through the hotel parking lots at night like I was out looking at Christmas lights.”He has never been lauded for his eloquence, but his perspective is seldom misunderstood! Very few vehicles traveling on MacArthur Drive Saturday evening failed to turn into the shopping center parking for a closer look.Simon Outfitters and Granger Chevrolet partnered up to host a “Meet the Pro” session and it was packed most of the afternoon. The boats and the aroma of barbecue were the drawing

Track and field Pole Vault 1. Ogrgzdiak - Ned - 13’ 2. Longmire - BC - 11’6” 3. Tyson - Ned - 11’ 4. Carruth - BC - 11’ 5. Gallier - Ned - 11’ Girls 100m 1. S. Thomas - WOS - 12.64 2. Powell - Vidor - 13.11 3. Hayes - Vidor - 13.52 4. Chamberlain - Vidor -13.53 5. Carr - BC - 13.59 6. Ousley - OF - 13.64 100h 1. Thorton - BC - 17.46 2. Bonton - BC - 17.88 3. Ehrlich - OF - 17.92 4. Hodgkinson - BC - 18.52 5. Berry - OF - 19.34 200m 1. Henry- BC - 26.78 2. Cole - WOS - 27.70 3. Smith - BC - 28.21 4. Powell - Vidor - 28.25 5. Bolinger - Vidor - 28.7 6. Glover -BC -28.98 300h 1. Hendrickson - BC - 49.89 2. Ehrlich - OF - 52.46 3. Thornton - BC - 53.19 4. Ferguson - WOS - 53.34 5. Bonton - BC - 54.43 6. Fontenot - OF - 59.33

cards from afar, but the pros on hand made it an evening to remember. I talked with visitors from DeRidder, Lafayette, Tomball and Baytown that made the trip over to see their favorite bass fishermen. Jonathan Simon had to be on cloud nine as the visitors packed his shop. A number of them bought lures that will never get wet as they just wanted something for the pros to autograph. It was apparently a winwin for the Granger gang as well. I talked with a Grandmother from Florien with three youngsters in tow that spent more time inspecting one of the trucks on display than talking with the pros.“Is that where this truck came from,” she asked while pointing across the highway in the direction of the dealership. “If I didn’t have the kids with me I’d be over there right now trying to make a deal.” The benefits of getting involved with the historical

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400m 1. Chilton - Vidor - 62.62 2. Overmand - OF - 65.43 3. Feza - WOS - 65.89 4. Story - BC - 66.12 5. Carter - WOS - 68.13 6. Stump - BC - 70.00 800m 1. Adams - BC - 2:30.25 2. M.Fezia - WOS - 2:31.72 3. Worthy - OF - 2:32.59 4. Ehrlich - OF - 2:36.65 5. Nguyen - BC - 2:59.34 6. Valencia - BC - 3:02.08 1600m 1. Potter - BC - 5:46.46 2. Ehrlich - OF - 5:53.16 3. Adams - BC - 6:05.71 4. Pulliam - BC - 6:27.25 5. Moton - Ned - 6:30.44 6. Smith - OF - 7:02.02 3200m 1. Potter - BC - 12:57.25 2. Richard - BC - 13:36.80 3. Moton - Ned - 13:50.27 4. Lowe - OF - 14:38.55 5. Bohler - Ned - 14:45.5 6. Pulliam - BC - 14:57.71 Shot 1. Laird - BC - 31’5 1/2” 2. Stephenson - Vidor - 29’10 1/2” 3. Garza - OF - 28’7” 4. Bishop - OF - 27’1” 5. Blanchard - WOS - 25’8 1/2” 6. Gould - Vidor - 25’7 1/2”

Disc 1. Bishop - OF - 93’6” 2. Crooks - BC - 88’5” 3. Mays - BC - 86’2” 4. Beadle - Vidor - 75’11 1/2” 5. Ellison - BC - 71’2 1/2” 6 .Stephenson - Vidor - 69’7 1/2” Triple Jump 1. Alexis Henry - BC - 35’1” 2. Cole - WOS - 33’11” 3. Dugas - Ned - 32’4” 4. Nelson - OF - 31’7” 5. Glover - BC - 30’11” 6. Truncale - OF - 30’3 1/2”

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Long Jump 1. Richmond - Vidor - 16’ 2. Smith - BC - 15’10” 3. Cole - WOS - 15’8” 4. Carr - BC - 15’7” 5. Dugas - Ned - 15’6” 6. Truncale - OF - 14’8” High Jump 1. Alexis Henry - BC - 5’2” 2. Jordan - WOS - 5’0” 3. Windbush - LCM - 4’10” 4. Newell - OF - 4’10” 5. KieschNick - Ned - 4’10” 6. Hanilton - Ned - 4’8” Pole Vault 1. Castey - LCM - 11’ 2. Thornton- BC - 10’6” 3. Gregory - Ned - 7’6” 4. Nelson - Ned - 7’ 5. McDuffie - BC - 6’6”

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Stick baits and suspending plugs earn a spot in the tackle box


The slick surface of the lake was disrupted by skipping shrimp and the familiar sound of trout crashing the helpless crustaceans. Each cast with a soft plastic was met the familiar thump of an aggressive fish that thought they were much larger than they really were. One small trout after another continued to hammer the jigs and also continued to be too small. The next logical thought for catching bigger fish was to go to a topwater plug, which usually works well under these circumstances. Again the topwater plugs were struck repeatedly by the small fish and occasionally by what appeared to be much better fish. The problem with the topwater plug was the better fish would not come all the up to the surface and completely take the offering, instead they

would just blow up on the plug leaving each angler waiting in suspense to see if the fish would actually come back and finish the job. One blow up after another without a hook up on a better fish was more than anyone could stand, there had to be another lure that would produce more hook ups and better fish. At long last an old favorite was brought back out of retirement; the stick bait was now the lure of choice. This particular bait was a Bill Lewis model called a “Slapstick”, there are others like “Long A’s” and “Rogues” that work just as well. Stick baits can be worked in variety of different ways from just under the surface to as deep as a couple of feet. These plugs have a lip on the front of them that causes the bait to dart under the surface and have a side to side wobble that drives fish crazy. Under these conditions when the fish wouldn’t take the surface offering the stick bait works like magic. For many years anglers down south have been weighting their topwater plugs so they would sit down in the water with just the top of the plug above the surface when the plug was not being retrieved. This was done so fish that would not commit to coming all the way to the top of the water would still have an opportunity to strike. Instead of going through the hassle of weighting the plugs and re-engineering the bait

many anglers just went back to old saltwater favorites and some other freshwater options. For many years anglers caught a ton of fish on chrome and blue or chrome and black broken back minnows from Rapala. Freshwater anglers have long known the fish catching abilities of the Rogue and the Long A so it was a natural progression to many anglers to use these style of baits. As the popularity of these plugs grew many more saltwater manufacturers began to make their own variations of these plugs, now there plenty to choose from. There are always some really big trout that are caught each year on the stick baits and for whatever reason most of those fish are caught during the summer. Truth be known these plugs can be used anytime during the year and produce results. I am not sure why these plugs are not used more during the winter and early spring, they do well getting sluggish fish to give a reaction strike. I guess with the popularity of the baits like the Corky, Catch 2000, Catch 5 and others makes the versatile stick bait a second stringer. This spring there will come a time when you just can’t get those fish to commit to a topwater and you know there are some big fish in the area. This is a perfect time to pull the old stick bait out of retirement and go “old school” on the fish. I am sure you will be pleasantly surprised at the results.

Orange Lions Club donates to Orange Red Cross

The Orange Lions Club donated $2500 to the Orange Chapter of the American Red Cross at their club meeting on Monday. The donation was presented to Executive Director, Sharon Tyler, to benefit the Red Cross “Hero Program”. Lions members presenting the check are Butch Campbell, Red Cross “Hero” volunteer; Stump Weatherford, club president; Larry David, Red Cross board member. Courtesy Photo

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Work under way on service reliability projects in three OC communities Weather patterns in recent years have made Entergy Texas, Inc.’s vegetation management program more important than ever to ensuring reliable service for Southeast Texans. That’s because drought, storms and other events have led to, among other things, an unusually large number of “danger” trees in need of removal from areas close to power lines. Identifying and removing danger trees, along with other vegetation that could interfere with electricity delivery to your home is one part of the job Entergy Texas representatives have in front of them over the next three months as they finish a nearly year-long project that includes both the Mauriceville and McLewis communities. They have also begun a project in Vidor that is expected to be completed by the end of April. “The number one cause of power outages is some sort of vegetation getting tangled up in a power line,” said Johnny Trahan, customer service manager for Entergy Texas in Orange County. “So it’s easy to see why we place such a high priority on keeping the lines clear.” The work in the Mauriceville and McLewis areas involves a nearly 104-mile-long power line that serves more than 2,300 customers. It includes

areas in and around Highway 62, Wynne Road, Highway 12 and FM 1442. The power line is energized by the McLewis Substation in the 6800 block of Highway 62 North. Work began last summer and is expected to be completed by early May. In Vidor, work began early this year on a 45-mile-long power line that serves nearly 1,600 customers in the Pleasant Drive, Party Lane and Grand Street areas. The power line is energized by the Vidor Substation in the 1500 block of North Main. Work is expected to be completed by the end of April. Drivers in these areas are urged to be alert for the workers and use caution when nearing work areas. “Our goal is to keep the lights on for our customers. To do that, we have to have an aggressive vegetation management program,” Trahan said. “We keep a schedule for all of our power lines to ensure that limbs and other vegetation are kept away from the lines. When we conduct this cycle trimming, we also remove danger trees that may be outside our right of way, but that are in poor condition and close enough to fall into the lines.” Last year, Entergy Texas workers trimmed more than 2,100 line miles of trees and removed 25,870 danger trees

from throughout Southeast Texas. A danger tree is any tree with a <?>structural defect, such as being dead or dying, decayed or leaning. Any of these circumstances could cause the tree to fall into overhead power lines. Customers are also reminded to think ahead when planting trees on their property. Trees planted in the vicinity of power lines should not grow to heights that could threaten lines. The Arbor Day Foundation provides a guide to help determine the right tree for the right place at http://www. 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 of electric generating capacity, including more than 10,000 megawatts of nuclear power, making it one of the nation’s leading nuclear generators. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.8 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.

Stark programs offer spring activities, participate in Art in the Park The Stark Museum of Art, Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center and The W.H. Stark House, programs of the STARK Cultural Venues in Orange, Texas, will participate in the 12th Annual Art in the Park Festival to be held at Stark Park in downtown Orange. On Saturday, March 16, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., booths will offer fun, family-friendly activities and information on each venue. In addition, the venues will have a variety of exhibitions and classes for visitors of all ages, providing ways to enjoy of art, nature, history and culture. Inside the Stark Museum, attendees can participate in the Gone Fishing scavenger hunt to find images of fish or water throughout the Museum and win a prize. Visitors may also take a family-friendly tour of the extensive collection of art from the American West, including the current exhibitions Wild Beauty: The New Mexico Setting andMastering Fish: American Natural History Illustrations. Docents will provide mini-tours of the Wild Beauty exhibition during Opening Day Tours, which will take place from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Wild Beauty will be on display through June 8 and Mastering Fish will be on display through April 20. Participation in the scavenger hunt and mini-tours are included with Museum admission. Nature enthusiasts will want to stop by the Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center’s booth. Shangri La’s booth will feature Leaf Rubbing Critters where children will be given different leaves and use crayons to make rub-

Shangri La will have a fun activity of leaf rubbings at their Art in the Park booth.

bings in the shape of an animal. This work of art can be taken home. Shangri La will also be hosting a program from their Saturday Adventure Series called Ladybugs and Aphids: Garden Combat, taking place from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. and beginning at the Admission Window. This program has limited seating and an RSVP is required to attend. To reserve a seat, call409.670.9799. Also, after visiting Art in the Park, attendees are invited to tour the gardens of Shangri La, including the state-of-the-art bird blind, and take an outpost tour along Adams Bayou. The W.H. Stark House will host an activity booth with fish-related projects for children of all ages. House staff members will assist children in creating “flying fish” art and other fish craft projects from a variety of materials. Visitors will also receive a free fish-

themed papermaze game to complete at their leisure. The staff will also provide complimentary notepads to visitors. In addition to the activities, The House will offer guided first-floor tours of the historic home for $2.00 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. to visitors age ten years and older. During firstfloor tours, guests can see the Dining Room decorated for an Easter celebration, featuring a floral-themed tablescape emphasizing The House’s collection of American Brilliant Period cut glass in floral patterns.Tours of the second and third levels of The Stark House will not be offered during the Art in the Park festival. For more information about Art in the Park Festival, visit For more information about the programs of STARK Cultural Venues,

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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 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.

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.

First UMC to host Jerusalem Market First United Methodist Church in Orange invites everyone to their Jerusalem Market at 10 a.m. on Palm Sunday, March 24 in the Praise Center located at 503 5th Street in Orange. There will be a contemporary worship service at 9 a.m. in the Praise Center before the market there and after the market there will be a traditional worship service at 11 a.m. in our Sanctuary. At the market there will be booths with foods, perfumes and herbs, artifacts such as dreidels and a weaving loom, early pottery and crafts, astronomy, and even goat herding. The community is invite to attend on Palm Sunday as they prepare their hearts for Holy Week.

Community Easter service to be held The Bridge City/Orangefield Ministerial Alliance would like to invite the public to attend a Palm Sunday Community Service 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 24 at the Family Worship Center, located at 2300 41st Street in Orange. The Rev. Paul Zoch of St. Mark Lutheran Church in Bridge City will be the speaker and the music will be presented by the Family Worship Center worship team. The Service will be led by ministers of the Ministerial Alliance and an offering will benefit indigent families who seek assistance in time of a crisis.

The BC/OF Ministerial Alliance has served the needy for more than 18 years and relies on the generosity of the community to be able to fulfill their mission. The BC/OF Ministerial Alliance is a Christian volunteer ministry whose purpose is to share compassion and faith. It is a non-profit ecumenical ministry whose purpose is to share compassion and faith while providing services to the indigent families. The Rev. Scott Story, Minister of Family Worship Center welcomes the community to attend and worship this Easter season. For more information, please call the Ministerial Alliance on Monday or Wednesday at 735-8296 or the Family Worship Center at 886-1100.

“Living Last Supper” to be presented at First UMC First United Methodist Church of Orange will present their Wesley Player’s production of “The Living Last Supper” at 7 p.m. on Thursday March 28 at in the Praise Center at 503 Fifth Street in Orange. The public is warmly invited to attend this brief but very moving re-creation of Leonardo DaVinci’s famous fresco, “The Last Supper.” Holy Communion will be served to all believers and followers of Jesus Christ who wish to receive it at the conclusion of the performance. The United Methodist communion is always open to all believers, regardless of denomination or even lack of the same. The Wesley Players’ cast includes many of the finest dramatic performers in the area such as Rico Vasquez, Kevin Doss, Justin Sanders, Al Vasquez, Doug Rogers, Chris Abshire, James Rogers, Kenneth Wiemers, John Warren, Paul Burch and others. Each of the disciples will quicken and speak their mind in light of Jesus’ revelation to them, just a moment earlier, that “one of you will betray me.” This was the perspective from which DaVinci painted the original fresco four hundred years ago in Milan, Italy. The performance is presented free of charge to the public as a Holy Week worship opportunity and is less than an hour in length.

St. Paul’s UMC selling 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.

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

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

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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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1bd/1ba, All hardwood floors with fireplace. All appliances included, plus w&d. No utilities paid. $550/mo. $500 dep. Call Christine: 779-6580.

3/2/2 IN BCISD, fenced in back yard, $1,450 monthly + $1,450 dep., (409) 474-2259. 3/2/2 IN BRIDGE CITY, w/ carport, all elec., like new, $1,350 + dep., (409) 7352660. (2/20) OFISD 3/2/2, 3625 McGill, next to Post Office, $700 monthly + $500 dep., (409) 882-4706. 3/2, WASHER/DRYER HOOKups, 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 roomNo Pets, $900 monthly + $400 dep., (409) 735-8288 after 4, or leave message. (3/6)

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)

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) 3/1 AND 3/2 IN OFISD, 1 block from schools, Large lot, W./D hookups, No Pets, $550 and $650 monthly + dep., (409) 720-8699 or 735-6701. (4/10) 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, rarley 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) 7353604. (2/27) HOME SALES 3/2/2 BRICK IN BCISD, CA/ H, on 3/4 acre lot, (409) 7357680.


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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. 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, vinynal siding, (409) 886-3545 or 330-0437. LAND & LOTS INCOME TAX REFUND? YOUR TIME TO BUY LAND IS NOW! INVEST IN YOUR FUTURE. GUARANTEED OWNER FINANCING WITH LOW DOWN PAYMENT. CALL TODAY FOR OUR FULL INVENTORY! C O U N T R Y L A N D PROPERTIES LLC. 409745-1115. 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,

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

media center w/ TV, call for more deails @ 594-8112.

Volunteer Advocates to offer intervention on our 24 hour hotline, 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!

ALMOST AN ACRE IN OFISD, septic, $25,000, (409) 499-2128.ß 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.

APPLIANCES USED APPLIANCES, starting at $99.95 & up, Harry’s Appliances, 302 10th. St. (10th. & main), Orange, We buy used appliances, 8864111.

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

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 financing. COUNTRYLAND PROPERTIES LLC. 409745-1115.

FURNITURE 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

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

FOR COLLECTORS ONLY. Texaco collection for sale. Call Edee Pratt at 409-6709272 to view collection.

EMPLOYMENT 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.

5 TON M.H. A/C COMPRESSOR UNIT, with inside lines, $400, 221-7313. CUSHMAN LITTLE TRUCK, will consider best offer; Troybilt tiller, 8 hp., Needs new Tecumseh engine, best offer, (409) 735-3319.



WILL SIT WITH ELDERLY, and do light housekeeping, (409) 670-9272 or 730-3143. PETS 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. GREAT PYRENEES PUPPY for sale, beautiful, 8 M old, female, $125, (409) 4992128. LOST! GREY STRIPED CAT w/ orange belly, affection-

ate, large male, help him find his way home in BC, near Fernwood and Rosehurst, (409) 735-3590.

‘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.

GARAGE SALES ESTATE SALE: MARCH 14, 15 & 16. Thurs - Sat., 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. FRI., 8324 LINSCOMB RD., MAURICEVILLE, 8 till noon. GIGANTIC BOOK SALE! Hundreds to choose from! SAT., 3801 PHEASENT, #36, ORANGE, Pinehurst area off MLK, M.H. Park, Moving Sale, 8 till? Boy’s clothes, lots more, a little bit of everything! SAT., 8860 JASON DR., BC/ ORG., off Hwy 1442 near Power plant, 7 till noon. Boy’s and girl’s clothes, baby items, misc. SAT., 245 E. DARBY, BC, Back Yard Sale, 8 till 2. 7 boxes of Marble tile, home & kitchen appliances, full size box springs, full matress and box springs, recliner, entertainment center, boy’s clothes, Christmas items, cheap gift ideas. More. FRI, 423 PAMPA, W.O, 7-1. Clothes, kitchen items, lots of misc. SAT., 407 BRIDALWREATH, ORG. 8-2. Christmas decor, some tools, lots of misc items. SAT. 1109 ALTON, BC. 8-1 No early sales.

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The Record • Week of Wednesday, March 13, 2013 • 9B

LCM Stark Reading Contest winners announced In the last of the local level contests for the Miriam Lutcher Stark Contest in Reading and Declamation, Jace Robertson and Triston Stringer took first place in declamation and interpretive reading, respectively. On Wednesday, February 27, 2013, students competed in the local level contest at the Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School campus. The Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School’s Stark Reading Contest Director Katharine Graham led the ten students who took part in this contest. Robertson won first place in declamation with Message to the Grassroots by Malcolm X and Stringer won first place in his interpretive reading of excerpts from Carl Sandberg’s Chicago Poems. Second place went to Katherine Burns in declamation and Vincent Hale in interpretive reading; each received $1,500 in scholarships. The two first place winners received $2,000 in scholarships and will go on to compete in the County Final contest at 2:00 p.m. at the Lutcher Theater on Sunday, April 21, 2013.  

The declamation and interpretive reading winners for 2012, Zoe and Ivy Casteel, served as the emcees for the evening’s competition. Dr. Terri Estes, Principal of Little Cypress Mauriceville High School, presented awards to the 2012-13 winners. The Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation congratulates the students of Little CypressMauriceville High School that participated in the Miriam Lutcher Stark Contest in Reading and Declamation. The aim of the Stark Reading Contest is to enhance the literary and forensic quality and skills of the students. The Contest has continued annually since its inception in 1904 and offers educational opportunities and experiences for students at Orange County public schools. The Miriam Lutcher Stark Contest in Reading and Declamation is sponsored by the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation as part of its continuing mission to enrich the community and encourage education.


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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.




Solution from last week

(409) 697-2552

TO: Darrell Charles Hendricks, Respondent:

The petition of Kelly Wayne Trahan, Petitioner, was filed in the Orange County Court at Law of Orange County, Texas, on February 22, 2013, against Darrell Hendricks, numbered 130153-D, and entitled IN THE INTEREST OF TAYLOR HENDRICKS A CHILD. The suit requests ORIGINAL PETITION AFFECTING THE P/C RELATIONSHIP. The date and place of birth of the child/ren who are the subject of the suit: TAYLOR HENDRICKS BORN JUNE 8, 2009 NEDERLAND, TEXAS The Court has authority in this suit to enter any judgment or decree in the child/ren's interest which will be binding upon you, including the termination of the parent-child relationship, the determination of paternity and the appointment of a conservator with authority to consent to the child's adoption. ISSUED AND GIVEN under my hand and seal of said Court at Orange, Texas this March 6, 2013. VICKIE EDGERLY, District Clerk Orange County, Texas

By: Charlean



DOMESTIC CITATION BY PUBLICATION/PC - CDVPCWD THE STATE OF TEXAS TO: Jesse Howard Boutte, Respondent: 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 The Office of Attorney General, Petitioner, was filed in the County Court At Law of Orange County, Texas, on February 28, 2013, against Jesse Howard Boutte, numbered 000239-D, and entitled IN THE INTEREST OF CHELSIE NIKOLE ROY AND BRYCE ANDREW ROY CHILDREN. The suit requests PETITION TO MODIFY P/C RELATIONSHIP. The date and place of birth of the child/ren who are the subject of the suit: CHELSIE NIKOLE ROY BORN JUNE 17, 1999 IN JEFFERSON COUNTY, TEXAS

BRYCE ANDREW ROY BORN JUNE 17, 2000 IN JEFFERSON COUNTY, TEXAS The Court has authority in this suit to enter any judgment or decree in the child/ren's interest which will be binding upon you, including the termination of the parent-child relationship, the determination of paternity and the appointment of a conservator with authority to consent to the child's adoption. ISSUED AND GIVEN under my hand and seal of said Court at Orange, Texas this March 5, 2013.

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Second place winners - Katherine Burns and Vincent Hale.

To be published in The Record Newspapers 030911

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TO: Rhonda Ann Roy, Respondent: Notice is hereby given that original Letters YOU HAVE BEEN SUED. You may employ an attorney. Testamentary for the Estate If you or your attorney do not file a written answer with the of Acie Gene Griffith, clerk who issued this citation by 10:00 A.M. on the Monday Enlarged forofproofing. Deceased, were issued next following the expiration 20 days after you were served Actual size:a 1default col. judgement x 4.5" may be taken on November 29, 2012, in this citation and petition, Cause No. P16335, pending against you. Enlarged for proofing. in the County Court at Law in General, Petitioner, Actual size: 2X4” The petitionTo of be The published Office of Attorney of Orange County, Texas, to: was filed inThe the County CourtNewspapers At Law of Orange County, Texas, Record Georgia V. Giffith. on February 28, 2013, against Jesse Howard Boutte, num02/29/12 All persons claims To having be published inbered 000239-D, and entitled IN THE INTEREST OF CHELSIE against this Estate which is The Record NewspapersNIKOLE 030911 ROY AND BRYCE ANDREW ROY CHILDREN. The currently being administered suit requestsPLEASE PETITION TO FAX MODIFYANY P/C RELATIONSHIP. are required to present them to the undersigned within The date and place of birth of the BY child/ren who are the CORRECTIONS FAX ANY the timePLEASE and in the manner subject of the suit: 5 P.M. MONDAY prescribed by law. CORRECTIONS BY CHELSIE NIKOLE ROY BORN JUNE 17, 1999 to 735-7346 IN JEFFERSON COUNTY, TEXAS NOON TUESDAY c/o Georgia V. Griffith

Thanks, 416 Kay Street BRYCE ANDREW ROY BORN JUNE 17, 2000 to 735-7346 IN JEFFERSON COUNTY, TEXAS Bridge City, Texas 77611 Debbie The Court has authority in this suit to enter any judgment or Thanks. DATED the 7th day of decree in the child/ren's interest which will be binding upon you, March, 2013 including the terminationFAX of the parent-child relationship, the determination of paternity and the appointment of a conservaJoy Simonton 735-7346 tor with authority to#consent to the child's adoption. JOY DUBOSE-SIMONTON ISSUED AND GIVEN under my hand and seal of said Court Attorney for Georgia V. Griffith at Orange, Texas this March 5, 2013. State Bar No.: 24043642

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To be published in The Record Newspapers VICKIE EDGERLY, District Clerk 04/28/2010 Orange County, Texas Lindsey


VICKIE EDGERLY, District Clerk Orange County, Texas

By: Charlean


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 CORRECTIONS iary of Entergy Corporation BY Commission Docket No. (“Entergy”). On December Additionally, in THE STATE OF TEXAS 5 P.M. TODAY 41235. 4, 2011, Entergy and ITC Docket No. 41223, ETI and TO: Taylor Bandy Holdings (“ITC”) enITC have requested that to Corp. 735-7346 Respondent, NOTICE: tered into an agreement the commission authorize Thanks, YOU HAVE BEEN SUED. You may employ an attorney. If to transfer ownership and ETI to defer any cost difyou or your attorney do not file a written answer with the clerk control of Debbie 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 CAUSE NO. 120294-C pay for such service unrate classes are affected der the terms of the Midby this request. The comBrittney Williams and Taylor Bandy et al west Independent System mission has jurisdiction to The name and address of the attorney for Plaintiff otherTransmission Operator’s grant the relief sought in wise 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 By: Charlean Lindsey filed an application with the tariffs. commission on February Persons with questions Deputy By: Charlean

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DOMESTIC CITATION BY PUBLICATION/PC - CDVPCWD THE STATE OF TEXAS 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.

First place winners - Triston Stringer and Jace Robertson.

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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.

Katharine Graham with participants in the 2013 Stark Reading Contest at Little Cypress-Mauriceville.

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