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County Record Vol. 51 No. 50

The Community Newspaper of Orange, Texas

County searching for new engineer David Ball

For The Record

Salvation Army seeks youth volunteers David Ball

For The Record

The economic recession and its remaining aftershocks throughout American society have had a major impact on American families and youths across the country according to the new report, “Growing Up in a Downturn,” released by The Salvation Army today. The report, based on a 2011 fourth quarter survey, found that 81 percent of Salvation Army social service centers in cities throughout the United States have seen increases in requests for youth programs and services, including education, food, arts and theater, athletics and youth ministries. Despite an increase in volunteerism at some centers, many programs were also forced to cut back on services due to the growing need and losses in funding. The Orange County Salvation Army, located on MLK in Orange, is no stranger to helping those in need. Each month, they help hundreds of local families by offering social services and food. Salvation Army centers, including Corps Community Centers, Ray and Joan Kroc Community Centers, summer and day camps, preschools, daycare and after-school programs, have witnessed the growing need since 2008, when 75 percent of centers first experienced increased demand during the recession. Centers in more than 80 cities, including a dozen major metropolitan areas such as Baltimore, Cincinnati, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, San Diego and San Francisco participated in the survey.

The Orange County Commissioners’ Court approved advertising for a Road and Bridge Department engineer at their meeting Monday afternoon, though the decision wasn’t unanimous.

Owen Burton, Precinct 2 Commissioner, voted no against the measure for what he thought was an action from the Texas Legislature dictating to counties what they must do regarding filling a vacancy for a county engineer. The final vote was 4-1. The position has been va-

cant since former county engineer, Les Anderson, died in late February. Michael James has since been serving as road adminis- THIBODEAUX trator of the department.

“The taxes are raised here in Orange County and I think the State of Texas is micromanaging us. They’re telling us how to spend our own taxes. The attorney general’s opinion on it (Section 252D) is ambiguous,” Burton said. Burton’s reference to Section 252D of the Texas Trans-

portation Code states: (a) The commissioners court shall appoint a county road engineer, who must: (1) be a licensed professional engineer experienced in road construction and maintenance; and COUNTY BUSINESS PAGE 3A

OC family sues for PA disannexation David Ball

For The Record

Though it lies within the city of Bridge City’s domain, the Entergy Sabine Power Plant actually has been inside the city of Port Arthur’s jurisdiction for 15 years. All of that, however, could change through legal processes. Attorney Alan Sanders of Orange has filed a petition on behalf of his clients, Rodney Sr. and Debbie Townsend, to disannex their property from Port Arthur. There’s also the possibility of disannexing the 3,200 acres from Port Arthur where the power plant sits upon. Their home is on 340 acres on Highway 87 at the foot of the Rainbow and Veteran Memorial Bridges. “Disannexation is the removal of territory from a city,” Sanders said. “It’s the opposite of annexation. There are different paths to disannexation.” He explained the acreage was previously part of Orange County before the city of Port Arthur annexed it on April 15, 1997. Though there are several owners of the acreage, only the Townsends as registered voters may file a petition. “Port Arthur has failed and refused to provide municipal services to the Townsends. Port Arthur has only given them a tax bill. Failed means you just didn’t do it. Refuse is an active word and means you’re not going to do it.” Sanders said his clients have tried several times to receive

city services, but to no avail. “The Townsends have made several efforts for services, including receiving a police patrol after they had a break-in. They (the Port Arthur Police Department) refused to investigate it. They have no fire protection, no animal control to pick up dead critters, no trash pick-up, and no water and sewer,” he said. Sanders believes Port Arthur annexed the property 15 years ago because there were some legal contentions between Bridge City and Port Arthur with Port Arthur concerned Bridge City was expanding that direction. The Townsends have lived at the location for over five years, but they didn’t know Port Arthur wouldn’t provide the city services. “Most expect the provision of city services. It’s the city’s problem; not the Townsends,” Sanders said. Sanders has just filed the petition with the city secretary in Port Arthur. The city has 60 days to disannex the property. If they refuse or more petitioners come forward, an action may be filed in the district court in Orange County on their behalf. He further explained there are two courses of action his clients can take: “One, Port Arthur responds to the request from the Townsends through the city council. They made previous requests to the city council PA DISANNEXATION PAGE 3A

The Rodney Townsend Sr. and his wife, Debbie live at the foot of the Rainbow and Veterans Memorial Bridges and are seeking to be disannexed from the city of Port Arthur. There’s a possibility the city could lose the Entergy Sabine Power Plant through the legal process. RECORD PHOTO: Mark Dunn

Pinehurst City Hall tabled Mike Louviere For The Record

The Pinehurst city council has pondered what to do with their old city hall building on Mockingbird since moving into their new city hall complex. The council went into closed session and discussed the issue at the special meeting and workshop. They decided they needed more time

and information to make an informed decision and took no action in regard to the sale of the building. Allen Sanderson of Sanderson, Knox & Company, Certified Public Accountants, auditors for the city of Pinehurst, presented the council with a draft of the annual audit. In his remarks, Sanderson stated that the city is fortunate enough to have a surplus large enough to allow them to

Bellfield takes seat again on council David Ball


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Former Orange mayor and councilwoman Essie Bellfield is administered the oath of office by Judge Jerry Pennington at the regular council meeting Tuesday morning. Bellfield was appointed to the Single-Member District 3 council seat that was left vacant after Councilman Jeff Holland resigned. RECORD PHOTO: David Ball

A familiar face returned to the Orange City Council at their regular meeting Tuesday morning. Essie Bellfield, former mayor and councilwoman, was appointed and sworn-in for the Single-Member District 3 council seat that was vacated after Councilman Jeff Holland resigned. She thanked the council and city staff for working with her. Councilwoman Annette Pernell said appointing Bellfield is a win for the city since she’s a former mayor. Mayor Brown Claybar added the council won’t miss a beat since Bellfield served before. Additionally, a resolution was passed canceling the May 12 General Election since no incumbents face an opponent. The council approved the first reading of an ordinance

introducing the “Buy Orange First” program. The intent of the program is to encourage city purchases of goods and services under $50,000 form local businesses in Orange, Orange County or Jefferson County. Purchases over $50,000 will be made in accordance with the “City of Orange Purchasing Policies and Procedures Manual.” Jay Trahan, executive director of the Orange Economic Development Corporation, said the program is an effort to maximize the effectiveness of local tax dollars by ensuring a portion of citizens’ tax dollars remain in the local economy for economic benefit of the citizens and the city. Preference may be given to a local business, providing the local business is within five percent of the low quote, but BELLFIELD PAGE 3A

operate for several months, if the need should arise. “Even though the lay of the land has changed with the purchase of and moving into this new facility, making it somewhat hard to make a comparison with past years, the city is in good financial shape. The city has done better on revenue than budgeted, and has done a good job in controlling expenses,” said Sanderson. The council will review the draft and vote on the audit at the next council meeting. Reid Carruthers, a resident of the Camelot subdivision gave a report on his work reviewing the problems with the cell tower in the city and the lack of an ordinance to cover cell towers in the city. The tower is located at the rear of the property owned by Triple L Honda on Strickland Drive. There is currently no ordinance dealing with the installation of cell towers in the city. The city government recognized the need for an ordinance and Carruthers agreed to work with the city rectifying the problems with the current tower. Among the items Carruthers discovered is there should be a public hearing when the construction of a tower is considered. There should also be some noise control measures installed on a tower. Carruthers said there is a noise coming from slack cables slapping the tower in windy conditions. In the case of a power outage, there is a very noisy generator that kicks on and causes disturbance to residences near the tower. PINEHURST PAGE 3A


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(2) meet the qualifications required by the Texas Department of Transportation for its district engineers. (b) If the commissioners court is unable to employ a licensed professional engineer, it may employ a county road administrator to perform the duties of the county road engineer. The county road administrator must have had experience in road building or maintenance or other types of construction work qualifying the person to perform the duties of the position but need not have had any particular amount of professional training or experience in engineering work. (c) For purposes of this subchapter, a reference in another section of this subchapter to the county road engineer means the county road administrator. And, furthermore: a) The commissioners court shall appoint a county road engineer, who must: (1) be a licensed professional engineer experienced in road construction and maintenance; and (2) meet the qualifications required by the Texas Department of Transportation for its district engineers. (b) If the commissioners court is unable to employ a licensed professional engineer, it may employ a county road administrator to perform the duties of the county road engineer. The county road administrator must have had experience in road building or maintenance or other types of construction work qualifying the person to perform the duties of the position but need not have had any particular amount of professional train-

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ing or experience in engineering work. (c) For purposes of this subchapter, a reference in another section of this subchapter to the county road engineer means the county road administrator. During discussion of the agenda item, Precinct 3 Commissioner John Dubose said he would love to leave things as they are, meaning James would continue running the department, but the best thing to Dubose is to advertise for the position and stay within the transportation code. Douglas Manning, county attorney, added the county engineer must possess the same qualifications as a civil engineer with the Texas Department of Transportation. The fallback plan is to go with the road administrator position if no qualified engineer is hired. “I’ve worked with the current road administrator (James) for 15 years and I have full faith he can do the job. Legally speaking, however, we need to hire a road engineer,” Manning said. Precinct 4 Commissioner Jody Crump echoed Manning’s sentiments when Crump rhetorically asked where did the county stand in legal terms. David Dubose, Precinct 1 Commissioner, said the commissioners owed it to the citizens of Orange County to go out and advertise for a road and bridge engineer. In other personnel matters, the court approved filling an open Tax Clerk II position in the tax assessor-collector’s office. They also approved providing $2,500 to hire three clerks as extra help in the department until two new clerks

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are hired and trained. The court approved the purchase of a Massey Ferguson 5450 tractor with side mower for $63,410 for the Road & Bridge Department. The tractor was approved as a capital outlay expenditure for the department. Commissioners approved the deletion of certain stolen items from the Parks Department, too. An interlocal agreement between Orange County and the city of Pine Forest to enforce the city’s flood damage prevention ordinance was passed. Joel Ardoin, director of health and code compliance, said the county runs the program for Pine Forest, as the county does for several cities, since they do not have a program. Crump added this programs will be the same as the county’s flood ordinance. Lynda Gunstream of the Orange County Tax Office said their office will be closed on Friday, March 23 for the transfer of equipment. The Vidor Tax Office will be opened that day to serve residents. Mark Wimberley, maintenance supervisor, reported the adult probation building at Division Avenue and Border Street should be completed by mid-April and the shelter of last resort on FM 1442 is 50 percent completed. Gene Smith with the veterans’ service office reported a free veteran’s legal clinic was recently held at the courthouse and it was “very successful.” This is the first legal clinic of this type Orange County has hosted and the clinic’s personnel told Smith they would like to return very soon. The office also hired Aleta Fox as a post traumatic stress counselor. Smith said she was doing a great job. Also, Smith said many veterans have returned to the office to be served who in the past “threw up their hands” and said they wouldn’t come back.

Guns vs. Hoses set for April 23 The 17th Annual Charity Basketball Game Guns vs. Hoses has be scheduled for Monday, April 23 at 7 p.m. in the Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School Gymnasium. Tickets are $3 for adults and $2 for students. All proceeds will go towards the LCM Project Safe Graduation. The community is invited to come out and support the LCM Project Safe Graduation and watch the Orange Police Department take on the Orange Fire Department in a fun filled night. Concessions will be available and door prizes will also be given away.



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Bellfield returns to council five percent of the low quote, but the city reserves the right to reject all quotes. Trahan summed up the program as a good faith effort by the city to support local businesses. The city council was supportive of the program. Claybar, however, said he liked having a written policy where everyone knows the rules, but some contractors may not bid because they think they won’t have a chance of winning the bid. A resolution was approved naming the engineering firm of Carroll & Blackman of Beaumont as contractors for the Cooper’s Gully Pump Station, not to exceed the amount of $749,948 which is 15 percent of the total grant amount in accordance with the contract between the city and the Texas General Land Office’s Disaster Recovery Grant. Services include a design phase, a bidding phase, a construction phase and project closeout services. Jim Wolf, pubic woks director, said the city received $6.4 million in Round 2.1 of Hurricane Ike funding. Five million dollars is for the Cooper’s Gully Pump Station project while $1.4 million is for a street rehabilitation project on the eastern side of town. Wolf said eight to 10 engineering firms applied for the project. The choice was narrowed down to three firms with Carroll & Blackman being chosen. The firm has worked with Jefferson County Drainage District 6 and 7 in the past and they have also worked on pump stations identical to Cooper Gully. Claybar said this project will be an improvement for the city, but he cautioned it will only handle casual flooding and not for flooding such as resulted from Hurricane Ike. Likewise, the council approved a resolution naming Schaumburg & Polk of Beaumont as the contractor for East Town street improvements for $209,972 which is 15 percent of the total grant amount.

The project will run from east to west, from John Street to Main Street, and north to south from 4th Street to 10th Street. City council approved a resolution authorizing the city of Orange to enter into a regional radio system. Police chief L.L. Martin explained the region is switching from an analog to a digital system. The equipment is valued at $376,264 and paid for with a port security grant. Martin said the only cost involved is housing the equipment in Beaumont and having to run lines from the Beaumont site back to the Orange tower site off of FM 1078. City Manager Shawn Oubre said these were baby steps to becoming a regional system. A motion was approved for the OEDC to expend funds not to exceed $750,000 for the extension of water and sewer line, a lift station and force main on North FM 3247 at the Sabine River Authority Canal, west 3,150 feet along FM 3247, for the purpose of economic development. Trahan said property owners along the roadway requested the service. The canal is near Faith United Methodist Church and the lines will run to property owned by First Baptist Church of Orange. Trahan said First Baptist offered the city $150,000 to offset the service cost. Oubre wanted to notify citizens the city is not endorsing a mailing from a business named Home Service who is soliciting water line service. Trahan invited the public to attend the 10th Annual Art in the Park on Saturday, March 24. The event is free and funded by Hotel Occupancy Tax funds and the Orange Convention and Visitors Bureau. Fire chief David Frenzel invited everyone to the dedication and ribbon cutting for the new Central Fire Station at 2 p.m. on Friday. There will also be public tours of the station from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Pinehurst city council “There should be some sort of safeguard built into a contract with the builder/owner of the tower to ensure that there is liability should the owner decide to stop using the tower. There should be a demolition bond built into the contract so that if the owner should decide to no longer use a tower, the city would not be left with a dead tower and have to deal with removing it,” said Carruthers. “Mr. Carruthers will work with the city on identifying these and other issues,” said Mayor T.W. Permenter. “We thank him for taking on this project and working with us on this. He is not a citizen that complains. He is a citizen that has presented a problem and is willing to work to find a solution.” The discussion of an ordinance regarding unattended vehicles on private property was tabled until the city and police department had time to review the situation and determine if there is a need for such an ordinance. State laws regarding unattended vehicles deal only with vehicles on a public roadway and not on private property. “We need to look at this issue and determine if there is a need for such an ordinance in the city. How much of a problem is it?” asked Councilman Dan Barclay. This item will be placed on the next regular meeting agenda. There were several citizens who addressed the problem with the sewage lines on Whippoorwill Street. The city is aware that the lines on the street are old, clay lines and brick manholes. Some of the lines have broken, and the brick manholes

PA disannexation but were refused to be put on the agenda,” Sanders said. “At this point the Townsends propose, at last, to disannex and it’s up to Port Arthur to decide to accept it. “Two, the Townsends decide to file suit. Texas Statute requires the entire annexed area be disannexed and that’s why it would be the entire 3,200 acres.” Sanders said this is his first case involving disannexation, though he has worked in the past with clients and governments for annexa-

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have broken and are leaking. In times of heavy rain sewers do not drain properly and will at times back up. Rainwater will drain into the sewage lines and block the system. There is about 3,200 feet of affected lines. “We applied for a grant and were turned down due to this not being a low income area. The city is continuing to try to get grant funds to cover at least a portion of the cost of the needed repairs,” said City Administrator Joe Parkhurst. Joyce Gonsulin, a resident of the affected area, asked the city check to see if there are problems with tree roots getting into the lines and blocking them. “When we get heavy rains, our sewers do not work. We are going to the expense of replacing our sewer lines from our house to the city line. Our sewer lines are going to be new and hopefully before too long yours will be too,” said Gonsulin. Parkhurst reported that TxDOT has begun a survey of the traffic patterns and accident history on MacArthur Drive. This is the first stage in the project to install lighting in the dark areas and possibly a traffic light to facilitate crossing MacArthur Drive. In other business, the council voted to deny the Entergy rate request. By doing this the city joined the other cities in the area in denying the rate request. If the city would not have taken action the Entergy rates would have increased by default. Pinehurst is a member of a coalition of cities who annually deny the proposed rate increases by Entergy. From Page 1

tion and he has probably looked at disannexation laws in the process. “My client’s financial motivation is for not paying city taxes every year for no city services,” Sanders said. “The Townsends have a legitimate complaint. The other property residents may have legal standing to assert a claim. Port Arthur has not acted in good faith. They have ignored the Townsends and not heard from their citizens.”

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From the Creaux’s Nest THANKS FOR TUNING IN Well, the clock has sprung forward and I’ve been screwed up every since. Besides being away, I haven’t been too perky but will do my best to bring you another entertaining, informative column. I always welcome any tidbits you might have. Just let us know. Thanks to the mosquito control the skeeters are not as bad. I dread when our little homegrown skeeters hatch out, those little suckers hurt. Fair weather is predicted for the next few days and it’s spring break time. That always worries me; it looks like every year we lose a youngster or so in auto accidents during the break. We don’t thank our family of advertisers often enough. We appreciate them and ask you to look them over and patronize them when you can. Thanks also to our loyal readers who make us the most widely read and popular newspaper in our market area. Finally, thanks to our employees, editorial, composition, office, sales executives and carriers. You’re the best. I’ve got to move on. Come along, I promise it won’t do you no harm. ST. PAT’S GREEN BEER AND GOP POLITICS It seems that all my life on St. Patrick’s Day everyone is Irish, even the Cajuns. Celebrating St. Paddy is like regular folks celebrating Mardi Gras. St. Pat’s Day is on Saturday this year so you can drink plenty of green beer and without worrying about working the next day. The Republican Primary candidate Mitt Romney just can’t close the deal. He’s tried saying, y’all and eating steaming grits and still the best he could do in Alabama, Mississippi is a split showing. Maybe he should have tried eating liver and onions on the grits. I bet he doesn’t know what liver is. He’s running against a former senator who was defeated in his own state by 18 points and driven out of office. Another opponent is a long ago has been that was driven out of office by his own party. Also running for the nomination is a 76-year old congressman who has a far out agenda. Yet Mitt W. Romney can’t get over 50 percent of the votes in any contest. He’ll end up with the nomination; he has too much money and the Republican establishment to lose. If the race drags on at it’s present rate, splitting the delegates, it will possibly go all the way to Texas May 29. At this time Santorum has a 30-point lead in the Texas polls. Some of the historians say that Independents are not turning out. Romney is already a flawed candidate; Newt and Rick have exposed him. On health care, Obama based this national insurance reform on Mitt’s Massachusetts plan. Mitt, on video, called for a national plan based on his plan, including mandates. President Obama even conferred with Mitt’s people. He can’t sell, “Repeal of Obama Care on his first day in office,” that won’t hunt. Newt has already proved that Romney didn’t create jobs, he took over companies, ran off labor, made the companies lean and then sold them for big bucks that he pocketed. The speculation is that by November unemployment will be eight percent or below, making up most of the eight million jobs lost under the Bush Administration. Gas prices will fall below $3. It would be easy to ease gas prices if the congress went along. Just eliminate Federal taxes on every gallon of gas. Get the oil companies to cut profits 40 cents to 50 cents per gallon, instead of making $11 billion a quarter; they’ll only make $9 billion. Fifty-six cents of every gallon right now is Wall Street speculation. The economy will continue to grow despite the Congress sitting on their hands. Over 150,000 bridges need repair. They were built to last 50 years, 45 years ago. Highways also need repair. Instant growth, if the congress would pass the Highway Bill. They won’t. Their goal is to beat Obama, not improve his and the American people’s situation. Finally what a knowledgeable Republican friend told me is that their biggest fear is Santorum coming in a strong second, Mitt losing to Obama and Santorum becoming the leader of the GOP and the front-runner for 2016. The established GOP choice four years from now is Jeb Bush. That would create another clash, with a moderate conservative and Santorum, again at the extreme right. They also are concerned about losing down-ballot candidates in the Romney/ Obama November race but they fear Santorum most as a future hurdle. You may agree or disagree its only educated speculation on my part. Now let’s get ready for St. Pat and the green beer. REMEMBERING LEE BROWN Leroy “Lee” Brown, 78, passed away Friday, March 8. Service was held Tuesday at Community Church. I first met Lee 50 years ago when he and wife Dorothy moved to Orange to establish a hearing aid business. Pioneering a business from the ground up is not always easy. Times were often difficult for Lee and Dorothy but they worked at it. I recall when Bill Cunningham ran the office while Lee handled outside sales. Lee found the Lord and spent the rest of his life honoring his Maker. His business grew and today, Brown Hearing Centers are successful and respected for their quality merchandise and outstanding service. For some time now the company has been operated by family members. Lee was a good man. I’m proud I have been privileged to call he and Dorothy friends all these many years. We extend our deepest sympathy to the family, friends and customers. We’ll miss him. May he rest in peace. Please see obit. OUR CONDOLENCES Willis Neeld Pope Sr., 89, of Deweyville, passed away on Sunday March 11. He was the father of Bill Pope, a longtime Record employee. His dad lived with him and died at home. Services will be Friday, 2 p.m., March 16, at Dorman Funeral Home. Visitation will be Thursday, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. He was a World War II veteran. Another good man from the Greatest Generation has left us. We extend our condolences not only to Bill but also to daughters Diana Craig and Carolyn Alexander and their families. Please see obit.

VOTER ID LAW A BACKWARD STEP Texas ID law would have diminished voter rolls. Millions of potential voters would be rejected at the polls if the state measure were okayed. Widespread complications in the upcoming presidential elections are forecasted. As many as 18 percent of all registered voters lack state government issued photo IDs to match voter registration cards, many of them elderly. If approved the new law would have required voters to present official Department of Public Safety ID’s that mirror their registration cards. The Texas voter ID law was reviewed Monday by the U.S. Department of Justice and by Federal courts. The Justice Department rightfully declined on Monday to give clearance to Senate Bill 1400. The grounds requirements would place an undue burden on voters, many who don’t possess state issued identification. The Bill would have suppressed voter participation. In the past, only five fraud cases per year have been filed. It would have disenfranchised many of the poor and elderly and minorities. Texas is among 15 states controlled by Republicans asking that photo ID be required. The Justice Department earlier rejected South Carolina’s voter ID law. Alabama and Mississippi both have ID laws that are not yet effective. Federal courts will rule later on lawsuits filed by the state. Voting should always be made easier, not suppressed, to help one party’s case. A few years ago, voters locally could vote at Wal-Mart and other locations in order to encourage more participation in the political process. The ID bill is strictly political, giving advantage to one party. The Justice Department should be complimented for looking out for all citizens. Photo ID issued, by the state, is like a poll tax receipt and a bad law. CONGRATULATIONS Congratulations to the Lamar Cardinal men’s basketball team. The Cards meet Vermont at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. A win against the Catamounts would propel the Cards to a match up with number one seed the North Carolina Tar Heels on Friday at 3 p.m. The odds are very long that the Cardinals can win this one. I remember they said the same about Virginia Commonwealth last year. First however, the Cards have to get by Vermont. We’re proud of Coach Pat Knight and his talented Red Birds for a return trip to the show after a dozen years of staying home. *****Good luck to all of our local candidates who are opposed in their race. Congrats to all the candidates who got a free ride and will not have to go through a costly race. *****Congrats to CASA on their successful breakfast at Chili’s Tuesday morning. The waitresses were great and a good amount of money was raised. TURNING BACK THE HANDS OF TIME 10 Years Ago-2002 Burgess is toasted and roasted at Bridge City. Friends and colleagues poked good-natured fun at Ninth Court of Appeals Judge Don Burgess at the Chamber’s ninth celebrity annual roast. Sue Ball and Sen. Carl Parker told of helping Burgess get his first judgeship. Sue said she went to Austin to lobby Gov. Dolph Briscoe to appoint Burgess to the 268th District Court. He was a law partner of H.D. Pate at the time and the Governor was reluctant to appoint him because he owned an eighth interest in a racehorse. Judge Buddie Hahn, who succeeded Burgess as 260th Court judge, told about Don’s Albert’s Inn days. As an assistant district attorney he had long side burns, a beard, long hair, wore a Willie Nelson hat and went by the nickname of “Yosemite Sam.” It was hard for Don to prosecute drunks because he didn’t think it was a crime. Chief Justice Ron Walker zeroed in on Don’s golf game. “He brings two dozen balls and has to borrow some by the 18th hole,” Walker said. *****Michael Gentry stepped up to replace Robert Montagne as superintendent of Orangefield School District. He has spent 33 years in education, 27 at Orangefield. He climbed the latter from teacher, principle and assistant superintendent. His appointment will be official March 25. *****The Salvation Army will turn 100 and move into new building. Lifetime Members citations are awarded to Bill Maultsby, Betty Harmon and Elizabeth Williams. *****Shannon and Thelma Messer celebrate their 60th anniversary March 14. They have six children, Karen Meaux, Judge Benfield, Becky Picard, Sharon Henry, Thelma Swearinger and Dr. Mark Messer. *****Peter Cloeren Sr., 85, died Friday, March 8. He was founder of Cloeren INC.*****Eddie Ruppart, 84, died March 9. *****More than 55 coaches have applied for the Athletic Director and Head Football Coaches job at Bridge City. *****It was a lively Lunch Bunch gathering at the Golden Corral last week. Johnny Montagne and “Cochise” attended, Commissioner John Dubose, claimed the gathering. It was also revealed that Sharon Bearden’s very first date was with Janice Gauthier Menard. Any Orange High boy took his life in his hands dating a Cove girl, picking her up and dropping her off was risky. *****Orangefield Crawfish and Crab Festival, at Jewel Cormier Park, will be held March 22-24. Music stars appearing are Wayne Toups, LA Kingfish, Jo-El Sonnier, Jude Moreau and the Bon Ton Playboys, Gary Bertrand, Terry Craft, Jerry Bellot and Cajun Friends and others. Tee Bruce Broussard will be Emcee, A.J. Judice will play his ding-a-ling. Carnival rides and plenty of food booths will be available. *****Mitch Singleton will pitch for West Orange-Stark; Derek Blacksher is star pitcher for Bridge City.

A FEW HAPPENINGS Orange resident Nicki Richard will be auditioning for The Voice, in Los Angeles, CA, on March 31. We wish her very best. *****Jacelyn Cook took second place at the Community Christian Science Fair in her first ever competition. Parents Jacob and Angelique are still smiling. This was her first competition. *****Brandon Burns is graduating from Air Force Boot Camp this week in San Antonio. He is the son of Kelly Burns, Judge Pat’s court reporter. *****Speaking of Judge Pat, he and Rosalie just returned from Florida where they attended their granddaughter’s First Communion. Also they would like to invite everyone to the St. Joseph’s Altar this Sunday, March 18, at St. Mary’s Church Parish Hall, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.*****Kudos to Geneva Wickware who makes this world a better place. She spends her days taking widows to grocery shop, run errands or to church on Sunday. Many widows cannot drive so Geneva takes care of them. She will be blessed for her good deeds. *****With no residency requirement on members of congress they can run anywhere. That makes me wonder why Con. Kevin Brady didn’t choose to stay in our newly created District 36. At last count, 11 candidates are vying for the open seat, nine Republicans, one Democrat and a Libertarian. Among that bunch is former Con. Steve Stockman, who switched his choice from running in the Jefferson County District 14 and having to face Nick Lampson again if he made it to November. It doesn’t matter who is elected here, we still get shorted with no local representation. The closest candidates are Daniel Whitton, Buna and Keith Casey, Sour Lake, both Republicans. The only Democrat is Max Martin of Sour Lake. *****The world’s richest man, Carlos Slim of Mexico, will launch a new online show featuring Larry King, who spent 25 years with CNN. No date has been set for when ORA-TV will become available. *****Roy’s sister Faye, who lives in Carencro, reports that they received 15 inches of ran on Monday. Dozens of homes flooded. Water was waist deep on some streets. *****Judge David Peck attended a Landlord Tenant Law Conference at Rayburn Country last week. (Ask him about his dream.)*****Army Private Blake Journeay stopped off in Orange to visit mom Trish on his way to his first duty station at Ft. Sam Houston, in San Antonio. He is serving with the 418th Medical logistics Unit. *****Sheriff’s Office Purchasing/Financial Clerk Jean Parker is retiring after 24 years. She started as Huel Fontenot’s secretary. Her last day will be March 31. We wish this nice lady the very best. *****A few folks celebrating their special day this week: Julie Myers, a nice lady with a great personality is a year older on March 15. ***The Doiron’s, Amber on the March 15, Buffy and Jordan celebrate on March 16. ***Stephanie Hughes and Hubert Meadows celebrate on March 17. ***Our longtime friend, Corky Harmon, keeps on keeping on with another big day March 18. Best wishes for many more healthy years. ***Roman Carpenter, one of the late Lamar greats Sammy Carpenter’s four boys, has another birthday March 19. ***Hannah Walles, a member of the Orangefield Walles clan, celebrates her 18th birthday March 19. Her older brother, Ben celebrates the next day on the 20th. ***Dr. Zoch, married to pretty Marla, has a birthday this week. I wonder if she has something special in store for him. *****Rumor has it bailiff Danny Hodges is leaving the County to be a part of the Bridge City Police Department. *****CREAUX’S TIP OF THE WEEK: To easily remove burnt on food from you skillet, simply add a drop or two of dish soap and enough water to cover bottom of pan. Bring to a boil on stovetop. *****CAJUN DEFINATION: File (fee-lay), ground Sassafras leaves used to season gumbo and other dishes. In Louisiana leaves are gathered in October by spreading white sheets on the ground. It is said that the leaves come from female trees that have white roots. The male has red roots, which root beer and sarsaparilla, etc. is made from. ***** In an effort to reduce AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases, Brazil’s Health Ministry distributed 493 million condoms last year, 2.5 for every person in Latin America’s largest nation. That’s a Catholic country isn’t it? *****The Texas Medicaid Women’s Health Program is due to end March 31. The results of the state’s decision to exclude clinics affiliated with abortion providers and some that aren’t. The health program is for low-income women. The state decision effectively bans Planned Parenthood from participating. It’s President Melaney Linton said, “When it comes to women’s health, Gov. Rick Perry consistently chooses politics over women.” PAT ROBERTSON SAYS LEGALIZE POT A big surprise last week was Pat Robertson, evangelical leader, former presidential candidate and voice of the Right Wing, endorsing legalizing marijuana. Robertson said, “I really believe we should treat marijuana the way we treat beverage alcohol.” He continued, “This war on drugs just hasn’t succeeded. I believe in working with hearts of people and not locking them up.” Colorado and Washington states will vote on the legalization in the fall. The group “Law Enforcement Against Prohibition” supports legalization. Neil Franklin executive director said they oppose the drug war as written. On a personal note, over the years my feelings have changed. I’m convinced the war against marijuana hasn’t worked and maybe the time has come to legalize it. It serves three purposes, it helps law enforcement, puts the pot dealer out of business and frees up jail cells. I know it’s controversial but now I can see where a few years ago, 35 years in prison for a matchbook full of grass, was wrong. Maybe it’s time to look at greater dangers.

35 Years Ago-1977 Uncle Jim McKay celebrates his 92nd birthday March 10. (Editor’s note: Uncle Jim would be 127 today. He lived to be 101.)*****Phyllis Dunn’s mom and dad, Amy and Whitney Oubre, celebrate their 47th wedding anniversary March 10. *****Bridge City’s first mayor, P.M. “Red” Wood, seeks a fourth term. *****Bobby Hoosier, son of Frances and Tonka Hoosier, is in John Sealy Burn Unit after surviving an oil well fire in the Gulf of Mexico. He is considered in critical condition. (Editor’s note: Bobby made it and then moved to California about 30 years ago. His mom and dad still live in Bridge City.)*****Dan Bray was rescued after two days stranded in the marsh with no food. A fishing trip he will never forget. *****J.K. Conn, while in Dallas, stole Charlie Wickersham’s shoes and wore them even though they were two sizes too small. He cut the back out and made slippers out of them. Charlie had to buy new shoes. (Editor’s note: Jimmy was forever doing this kind of joke. A book could be written about his crazy exploits.)

CAJUN STORY OF THE WEEK Joe Robicheaux was having some bad luck and a hard time him. His wife, Eula Mae, suggest that maybe he should turn to God and go to church. He said, “I’ll try dat me.” He went to Brother Gaspard’s church. The Rev. Gaspard him, preach a fire and brim stone sermon. Den he axe, “Anybody dat got a problem to come to da front.” Joe him, he do dat. Brother Gaspard axe, “What’s you problem?” Joe say, “It’s my hearing.” The Reverend put one hand on Joe’s head and his finger in Joe’s ear. He preach and axe the Lord to drive da devil out. Da congregation joined in da worship. After a few minutes Rev. Gaspard remove his hand from Joe’s head and took his finger out of his ear. Den he axe Joe, “How’s your hearing?” Joe anser, “I don’t know me, it’s not until next week at da courthouse.”

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK 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, Donna Fong, Abby Ludwig, Ben Walles, Jamie Preston, Jan Savage, Diane Sims, Keely Benefield, Kamela Latiolais, Brittany Backer and Erma Goss.

C’EST TOUT Rush Limbaugh is getting his wings clipped. Over 100 advertisers have pulled out of his radio program. Media executives have advised affiliates not to carry national advertising for two weeks. Media buyers are looking at putting their products on the Mike Huckabee Show, a new show starting April 2, in the same time spot. The American Heart Association has refused free commercials on the Limbaugh show. I look for Sean Hannity to be the next commentator to start getting heat. He can’t seem to fairly tell the truth. You can miss his radio and FOX News show for three months and tune in to where he left off earlier. That guy is a Limbaugh want to be but just not smart enough. *****The Wednesday Lunch Bunch met at Novrozsky’s where Judge Carl Thibodeaux entertained the lady folks. This week the Bunch dines at Robert’s. Everyone is always welcome. *****My time is up. Thanks for yours. Please read us cover to cover or check us out on the web at Take care and God bless.

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Lutcher Theater Concludes season with “Soul Man” Staff Report

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The Lutcher Theater will bring its 201112 season to a close with “soul” as The All New Original Tribute to the Blues Brothers takes the stage on Wednesday, March 21, at 7:30 p.m. In the spirit of Jake and Elwood, and the “soul” they inspire, the Lutcher embarks upon a “mission,” sponsoring a mobile giving campaign to supply “sole” to those in need of shoes. Before the show begins, Lutcher Theater Managing Director, Jim Clark will invite patrons to “Be a Sole Man” (or woman) by donating $5 to Sole4Souls, a non-profit organization dedicated to supplying shoes to those in need. This season, Lutcher patrons have rocked in tribute to the Beatles, “put on the Ritz” with Young Frankenstein’s monster, stomped in the swamp with SHREK, marched with the troops in the South Pacific, and hip-hopped with residents of the Heights. They tapped their toes to Mannheim Steamroller, twirled with Fiddler tradition and can-canned at the Moulin Rouge. They could have danced all night with one Fair Lady, “shook their booties” with the Blue Men and took a thoughtful, reflective walk with Doubt. Now, in preparation for the season’s closing celebration, the Lutcher offers an opportunity to “give back” in appreciation for all the happy steps Lutcher feet have taken this season. Before the opening curtain of The All New Original Tribute to the Blues Brothers, Lutcher patrons will have the opportunity to text the word “Shoes” on their cell phones to a predetermined number thereby donating collectively to Soles4Souls.  The proceeds will help supply shoes for recent tornado victims.  Soles4Souls founder, Wayne Elsey, began thoughts about giving back in 2004 when the Asian tsunami hit. He was currently the President of Kodiak Boot in the U.S. and had a lot of good friends in the shoe industry. He was watching television when these storms hit and saw a single pair of shoes float ashore and thought, wow – they don’t even have the simplicity of shoes right now. That’s when he got together everyone in the shoe industry

and thought he would be able to do something. This resulted in sending 250,000 pairs of shoes overseas to tsunami victims! He said “good job” and went back to work. Then, Hurricane Katrina hit and he thought, “this is in our own backyard – surely we can respond the same.” And they did, in a larger way, with over 1,000,000 pairs sent down to Katrina victims! That’s when he decided that shoes aren’t just needed during natural disasters, but rather in “disasters” that happen in everyday life. This is when he decided to partner with current Soles4Souls board member, Paul Wilson and create Soles4Souls. In October 2006, Soles4Souls received its 501(c)(3) status and has been growing ever since. In March 2012, Soles4Souls reached a new pinnacle having distributed over 17 million pairs of shoes benefitting 129 countries. With headquarters based in Nashville, TN Soles4Souls distributes both domestically and internationally from ten warehouses across the US. Thousands of shoe drop off locations exist throughout America. Area residents will want to buff up their dancing shoes and make preparations to attend The All New Original Tribute to the Blues Brothers which quickly became a runaway success following its modest premiere in a small seaside pub in Brighton in 1991.The run was extended from six to an unprecedented 46 weeks, playing to more than 150,000 people. Jake and Elwood Blues will once again be donning their iconic hats, sunglasses and suits to bring to life a host of the duo’s most memorable hits, including “Shake A Tail Feather,” “Think,” “Respect,” “Gimme Some Loving” and the toe-tapping classic “Everybody Needs Somebody To Love!” This brand new reworking of the celebrated show is directed by Brad Henshaw; an established name on the international music stage who will also star in the show as Jake. The hit West End show is being upgraded for Jake and Elwood’s return to Chicago with a brand new set, updated choreography and new songs. To purchase tickets to The All New Original Tribute to the

Blues Brothers, visit or call the Lutcher Theater box office at 409-886-5535. Tickets range from $20-$50. This show is sponsored locally by Total and by Mike and Karen Fuljenz. The Lutcher Theater for the Performing Arts is located at 707 Main, Orange, TX 77630. Don’t miss BROADWAY, BEATLES & BLUES at the Lutcher Theater!




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Cooking with Katherine: Peanut Butter Cheesecake Katherine Aras For The Record

Just wanted to say a few things about the peanut butter cheesecake picture that was up a couple weeks ago. I had the brownie baby peanut butter cupcakes recipe with whip cream and a cherries on top. That picture did not get printed with that recipe. I had some people call me about that, so I wanted to get a recipe that is similar to the peanut butter cheesecake picture and print it again. If you missed the peanut butter brownie babies you can come to my restaurant that is now open at 2908 Macarthur Dr. next to Sussex Manor Apt. and Sparks Motor Co. is on the other side of me. We are serving the Brownie Babies for dessert along with Red Velvet Cheesecake bars and more. Come check us out! Happy Eating!

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Thyme and Oregano, Mediterranean favorites Master Gardener Sheryl Bethard Special to The Record Today we are talking about two herbs that can be grown inside on the kitchen windowsill or outside in you garden. They are thyme and oregano. Thyme had historic use by ancient Egyptians in embalming and ancient Greeks used it in the baths. It is thought thyme was spread throughout Europe by the Romans. There are three species used often today; Garden Thyme, Lemon Thyme and European Wild Thyme. In the kitchen, thyme is used for its strong flavor in chicken and turkey dishes. It likes hot sunny weather and well drained soils. It is planted in the spring and will grow as a perennial in our region. It can be propagated by


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using seed, cuttings or dividing the root ball. It tolerates drought well and can take deep freezes. Oregano is an herb that is used in many dishes from chili to eggs to pizza. Oregano became popular here in the United States when returning Word War II soldiers brought

back a taste for the “pizza herb.” It is widely used in Turkish, Greek, Spanish and Italian dishes. Often used in tomato sauces, fried vegetables and grilled meats. It is best propagated from cuttings. Sunlight affects the scent and flower color so find a sunny spot for it to grow.

Basil, a member of the mint family Master Gardener Lois Ferrell Special to The Record

March is the perfect time to think about starting an herb garden. Today we will talk about basil. Basil is a tender, low-growing herbs that is in the mint family. The word comes from the Greek word for king. Basil can be propagated eas-

ily from seeds for from cuttings rooted in water. It is an annual plant and they can get one to four feet tall. The leaves will be light green and silky. The flowers are small, white in color and arranged in a spike. The plants are sensitive to cold. Basil likes a well drained sunny spot. They also like it to be hot and dry. Basil does very well out in the garden bed or in containers but can be grown

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Deaths and Memorials To Be held;

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Willis Neeld Pope Sr., 89, of Deweyville passed away on Sunday, March 11, at his residence. A visitation will be held on Thursday, March 15, 2012 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Dorman Funeral Home. A Funeral Service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 16, 2012 at the funeral home, with Dr. David Mahfouz of First Baptist Church Port Neches officiating. Burial will follow at Autumn Oaks Memorial Park . He was a native of Bloomington, Ind.; born on July 1, 1922 to late parents George Arthur and Goldie (Neeld) Pope. He had lived the last 16 years in Deweyville, prior in Vidor for 10 years. His last employment was at Metal Forms as a security guard and he had served his country during World War II in the Army. Mr. Pope enjoyed life, had a great sense of humor and was very active in polities. He was a loving father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend who will be missed dearly. He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Jan. 20, 2001, Mary Lois Pope; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Pope; brothers, Phillip, William and Donald Pope. He is survived by his daughters, Diana Craig and husband Jack of Hudson, Fla., Carolyn Alexander of Deweyville; daughter-in-law, Sandra Aaron of Broaddus, Texas; son Willis “Bill” Pope Jr. of Deweyville; grandchildren, Jeffrey Pope, Carol Wildes, Richard Duhon, Franchesca Pope Simpson, Heather Pope Hall, Melany Aaron, Brad Callaghan, Matthew Callaghan, Joel Callaghan, Jennifer Byers and 18 great grandchildren.

Mary Lou Stuckey Vela of Vidor was called home to Heaven on Monday, March 12, after a long battle with breast cancer. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, March 15, at Eastgate United Pentecostal Church in Vidor with the Rev. Bobby Edwards, officiating. Burial will follow at Del Rose Cemetery in Vidor. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, at the church. You can always find Mary outside in her yard tending to her flowers. Mary loved her children, grandchildren, sisters and brothers. She always had a kind and gentle way with each of them. She had a smile that would light up the room and a heart that was just as big, and if you wanted to see that smile, just bake a cake or some lemon cookies. A simple but humble child of God, Mary loved the Lord above all. She was a godly example to all of those around her. Even to the end, Mary talked about the love of God. Born in Anahuac, Texas on Sept. 21, 1952, Mary was preceded in death by her father and mother, James Gordon Stuckey and Gertrude (Hargraves) Stuckey. As well as her niece, Kamisha Block. Mary is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Benjamin and Rochelle Waldrep of Jasper; daughters, Theresa Waldrep of Vidor, Sadie Vincent of Woodville; son and daughter-in-law, Jonathon and Jaymee Waldrep of Hemphill; and nine grandchildren, Kayla Vincent, Kristian Vincent, Kamron Vincent, Tamra Denton, Nathanial Lofton, Aeris Waldrep, Aeryn Waldrep, Landon Means and Makai Waldrep. She is also survived by her brothers and sisters, Steve Stuckey, Kathy Byerley, John Edward Stuckey, Arlene Segrest, Darlene Gillis, Jane Block, Wayne Stuckey and Terry Stuckey. Arrangements are held under the direction of Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Ada Yoakum Bourgeois, 82, of Bridge City, died Wednesday, March 7, at her home. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Monday, March 12, 2012, at St. Henry Catholic Church in Bridge City. The celebrant was Father Steven Leger, pastor of St. Henry Church. Burial followed at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City with Justin Gilbert, Chris Gilbert, Bryan Arnold, James LeBouef, Marty Simmons and Findley Yoakum serving as pallbearers. Born in Sabine Pass on March 7, 1930, Ada was the daughter of Zack and Clara Elizabeth Yoakum. She was a retired cook with Bridge City schools. Mom was an excellent cook and gardener. She loved living in her home on Toledo Bend for 30 years. She received great joy from going to watch all of her great grandson’s musical concerts and as he marched in the band. Mom was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 54 years, Allen C. Bourgeois; sister, Elizabeth Grey and brother, F. Lewis Yoakum. She is survived by her daughters, Suzanne Smith and husband Ronald, Patricia Bourgeois, Karen Bourgeois; grandchildren, Melodie Gilbert, Bryan Arnold, Beth Arnold, Robert Hendron; great grandchild, Justin Gilbert; neice, Sandra LeBouef and husband James; and nephews, Bud Yoakum and wife Reinata and Findley Yoakum and wife Betty. The family would like to acknowledge, with grateful appreciation, River City Hospice and Mom’s caregivers: Leeanna, Michael, Mia, Pastors Eric and Rocky, Dr. Chris Bell, Amanda and her weekend caregivers.

Annette Jayne Yellott, 48, of Mauriceville, passed away Tuesday, March 6, at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont. Services to honor her life were held Friday, March 9, at the First United Pentecostal Church Rite of Committal and Interment will follow services at Restlawn Memorial Park in Vidor. Services are under the direction of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange. Annette was born on April 5, 1963 in Richmond, Indiana to her parents, David Vandagriff Sr. and Miriam (Baxter) Vandagriff, she had lived in Southeast Texas for 35 years, she was of the Pentecostal faith and she was a homemaker. Annette enjoyed playing bingo, spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and she was a loving caretaker to many of her family and friends. Annette is preceded in death by her parents and her grandparents. Those who will most cherish her memory are her husband, Donald Joe Yellott of Mauriceville; her daughters, Julie Yellott of Mauriceville and Lori Yellott K C and husband, Avi of Texas City; her sisters, Arlinda Mace of Orange and Sheryl Shields of New Mexico; her brothers, David Vandagriff Jr. of Vidor, Jonathan Vandagriff and wife, Elizabeth of Dallas and Andrew Vandagriff and wife, Trisha of Mauriceville; her grandchildren, Tristan Yellott, Madison K C and Camille K C. Annette is also survived by a host of extended family and friends. Condolences may be sent for the family at

Larry Little, 72, of Bridge City, died Wednesday, March 7, at his residence. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 10, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Bridge City with the Rev. Bob Boone, pastor of First Baptist Church in Bridge City, officiating. Burial followed at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens with Masonic rites under the auspices of Bridge City Lodge #1345 AF&AM. Born in Port Arthur on Nov. 24, 1939, Larry was the son of Thelmer Nathaniel Little and Amelia (Champagne) Little. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, a member of First Baptist Church in Bridge City; Bridge City Masonic Lodge #1345; Jeff Chem Club; the Board of Directors for T.E.R.A.; and the Board of Directors of the Neches Federal Credit Union. Sixteen years ago, Larry retired from the Huntsman Corporation in Port Neches where he was a unit supervisor. Larry was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Lester Little. He is survived by his wife, Sandra Little of Bridge City; daughter, Kellie Little of San Francisco, Calif.; grandson, Dane Brellenthin; brother, Sidney Little of Pleasure Island and sister, Alice Sims of Hemphill. Jason Landry (President of Neches Federal Credit Union), Buddy Spivey, James Peet, John Hammond, Jim Smith, and John Devillier (Board Members) served as pallbearers.

Norris Joseph Broussard, 87, of Bridge City passed away We d n e s d a y, March 7, at his home. Funeral services were held Monday, March 12, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Bridge City. Burial followed at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Mr. Broussard was born May 20, 1924 in Andrew, La. to Adoise and Elodie (Landry) Broussard. He served in the United States Navy, was a carpenter and later was a member of the Asbestos Workers Local #22. He enjoyed zydeco music and crawfish boils and wanted to make sure his sons knew his special crawfish recipe. Fishing, shrimping, riding his four wheeler and telling stories were some of his other favorite past times. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Margaret Broussard; brothers and sisters. Norris is survived by his daughter, Marti Force of Seattle, Wash.; daughter, Linda Shiflet and husband, Dean of Orange; son, Lonnie Broussard and wife, Cathy of Virginia Beach, Va.; son, Paul Broussard of Orange and son, Windell Broussard and wife, Kim of Orange. He is also survived by eight grandchildren; six great grandchildren half-sister, Eula Breaux and husband Harry of Port Arthur; numerous cousins; nieces and nephews.

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Larry Little Bridge City

Norris Joseph Broussard Bridge City



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or The Salvation Army, 1960 Mar- Held: tin Luther King Drive, Orange, LeRoy “Lee” Brown Glen Johnson Texas 77630. Nederland Orange Funeral services will be private. Glen Johnson, 80, of NederLeRoy “Lee” Brown, 78, of Death Announcement: land, died Tuesday, March 6, at Death Announcement: Orange went St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beau- Rosalie Christine Gentry Pearce Homer Beneke home to be Dallas Orange mont. with the Lord Funeral services were held Friday, March Pearce Homer Beneke died 9, in BeauRosalie Christine Gentry, 71, Sunday, March 11, in the chapel of Claybar Funeral Home in Or- of Orange, died Sunday, March Feb. 23 at the mont. ange, with Elder Pat Young, El- 11, at St. Mary Hospital in Port age of 81 in A CelebraDallas, Texas. der Mike Rhodes and Elder Gary Arthur. tion of Life He was a Born in Indianapolis, Ind. on Rhodes, with the Canaan Primiservice was tive Baptist Church in Orange, June 30, 1940, Rosalie was the native of Orheld Tuesday, March 13, at Comand officiating. Burial followed at daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chris- ange munity Church in Orange. Burial Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in tian Edward Olsen. Rosalie set- g r a d u a t e d followed at Hillcrest Memorial tled in Orange in 1968, where she from Lutcher West Orange. Gardens. High Born in Orange on Aug. 8, was a well-respected member Stark Mr. Brown was born June in 1931, Glen was the son of Jip- of the community. She served in School 21, 1933, in Trenton, N.J. to Lepie Sydney Johnson and Amise the U.S. Amy during the Korean 1949. He attended the University Roy Phillips and Rose (Magyar) (Jones) Johnson. He retired from War, was a lifelong member of the of Houston on football and mu- Brown. He served honorably Kroger in Orange following more V.F.W. and the American Legion. sic scholarships, graduating in in the United States Navy, atPreceded in death by her hus- 1954. He was inducted into the tended the University of Housthan 20 years of service and he was a member of Canaan Primi- band, John W. Gentry and broth- Army in 1954 and served as first ton, and 50 years ago in 1962 he er, Christian Edward Olsen Jr., lieutenant and commander of an founded Brown Hearing Centers tive Baptist Church in Orange. Glen was preceded in death by Rosalie is survived by her mother, artillery battery. which continues to serve the Following an honorable dis- hearing impaired community his parents, Jippie Sydney and sister, Sherry Olsen; and numercharge in 1956, he worked for throughout Texas and Louisiana. Amise Johnson; brothers, Jesse ous nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations Continental Oil Company (Con- An ordained minister of the GosLawrence Johnson, Elray Johnson, Leo Johnson, Elton Johnson may be made to Wounded War- oco). In 1960, he formed Grove/ pel, Mr. Brown was a faithful and rior Project, 4899 Belfort Road Beneke Incorporated, which was active member of Community and sister, Sally Wofford. He is survived by his broth- Ste. 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256 the start of his career as a pro- Church and was instrumental in ducer and director of Commer- helping establish several differcial motion picture companies in ent ministries and organizations. California. This association led He founded Wisdom Bible him to many Hollywood stars Institute, was a member of Feland musicians. lowship of Companies for Christ, He was preceded in death by World Ministry Fellowship and brothers, Walter Beneke and Joe founding board member of OrBeneke; and cousin, Tex Beneke. ange County Committee on AgHe is survived by one daugh- ing. In 2007, he was named the ter, Liesl Cain McQillan of Dal- Orange County Senior Citizen Bus. Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. las and one cousin, Lou Ida of the Year. He will be rememFri. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (closed Noon til 1 p.m. for Lunch) Simmons March of Caldwell, bered for many things including Equal Housing Opportunity Texas. his ability to show others the love Section 8 and HUD Subsidized that God has for them. Lee was 1 OR 2 BEDROOMS a very generous man who had the heart of a selfless giver and was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, fisherman, and fisher of men. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Roger Brown. He is survived by his loving wife, Dorothy (Wickham) Brown of Orange; daughter, Belinda Escobedo and husband, Cesar of Edinburg; daughter, Brenda Brown of Pharr; daughter, Karlene Toohey and husband, Eddie of Orange; daughter, Kimi Cohenour and husband, Jimmy of Pa130 STRICKLAND DRIVE • ORANGE, TEXAS 77630 lacios; daughter, Kelly Ann Scarborough and husband, Randy of Orange; daughter, Kristi Lee Herlacher and husband, Rick of Denton and son, David Brown and wife, Sharon of Austin. 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Thomas Earl Smith, 81, of Orange, died Tuesday, March 6, with his family by his side at The Orange Villa Nursing and Rehabilitation. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 10, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange with grandson, Michael Procella officiating. Burial followed at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City with Reverend Gerald Little officiating. Born in Hemphill, Texas on Dec. 29, 1931, Tom was the son of Thomas Frank Smith and Maxie (Anderson) Smith. As he was growing up, Tom lived in numerous states following his father who worked in the lumber industry. Later, after growing up in Beaumont he enlisted in the U.S. Marines and served during the Korean War. He then attended college in Conway, Arkansas. Upon returning to Orange he met and married the m other of his four daughters, Karen Bishop Smith. He worked as a lab analyst for Crown Zellerbach and also during this time he would often substitute at the local schools. After his retirement, he worked at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice in Huntsville. Mr. Smith was a very kind, loving, and Christian man who was quite the practical jokester. His four daughters were the most important people in his life whom he loved and protected. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Frances Poindexter. Tom is survived by his four daughters, Claudette Lalonde, Pam Hinds and husband, David, Tommilyn Procella and husband, Mike, all of Orange and Cyndi Khoury and husband, Joe of Bridge City. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Eric Fisher and wife, Eliane of Cypress, Marcus Lalonde II, David Hinds Jr. and wife, Morgan, Brandi Claybar and husband, Warren, Michael Procella, April Procella all of Orange, Brittany Lemoine and husband, Chad of Lake Charles, La., Joey Khoury and wife, Lacey of Houston, and Josh Khoury of Orange; seven great-grandchildren; sisters, Nelda Smith of Atascocita and Frankie Joe Heutess of Arkansas; and brother, Charles Smith and wife, Carlene of Arkansas. His six grandchildren, Eric Fisher, David Hinds Jr., Michael Procella, Joey Khoury, Marcus Lalonde II and Josh Khoury served as pallbearers. His greatest enjoyment in life was his four daughters and grandchildren. He was known for his great love for his four girls, “Smith girls”. The family would like to thank Angie Whittington and all the staff at the Waffle House for their love and hospitality shown to “Mr. Tom” for many years. He appreciated them dearly.

John Thomas Melton was born on May 24, 1931 in Troup, Texas to Rayford and Lorene Rucker Melton. He departed this life on Monday, March 5. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, brother James Melton and sisters Louise Umland and Helen Underwood. An informal Memorial was held Sat, March 10 at Winfree Baptist Church, 19525 Highway 62 S, Bridge City, Texas. Relatives and friends were also invited to attend the Celebration of Tommy’s life at the Orange Boating Club, 2206 Du Pont Drive later that evening. Survivors include his wife Bettye Melton of Orange; daughters Linda Melton of Lumberton, Kathy Melton of Deer Park, and Sandy Melton of Waimanalo, HI; grandchildren Athena Melton of San Marcos and Kai MeltonKitigawa of Waimanalo; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and a large loving extended family. Called Honey, Daddy, Grandpa, Tom, Tommy or John, he will be greatly missed by everyone who knew, loved and respected him. Tom graduated from Troup High School in 1949, joined the Navy and was honorably discharged in 1953 after service during the Korean War. He went to work at the Union Carbide plant in Victoria, Texas where he met and in November, 1956, married the love of his life, Bettye Lee Davis. He later earned his Broker’s License, and then worked for the US Post Office as a rural mail carrier until retirement in 2001. Tommy was an ace bridge and poker player and was also a numbers whiz, helping and advising his family and others on financial matters. John/Tommy never met a stranger, and was loved by all who knew him. In 1980 when he, Bettye, Sandy and Doug Winfrey were lost in a boat in the bayou for three days, his many Firestone, Boat Club, Credit Union, and other friends put their lives on hold to search for him. He was considered “Lucky”, and won many Casino and other prizes, even a Wheel of Fortune trip to Hawaii and $50,000. He was a generous tipper and always shared his winnings with grateful family and friends. Tommy was a good friend to all. He will be especially remembered, loved and appreciated for his kind, giving nature and loving spirit. He was a wonderful gardener, sharing his roses and veggies with friends and neighbors, and cooking for family and guests. His wife, daughters, and grandchildren were blessed with the most wonderful husband, father, and grandfather in the world and never once doubted his love for them. If you are moved to remember Tom in some way, we know he would be pleased if you would consider making an extra donation to your favorite charity.

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Cagle running for Pct. 2 Constable

Happy Birthday, Chloe!!!

Richard Marries Colichia

Holli Marie Richard and Christopher Lynn Colichia were united in marriage on March 10 in an evening ceremony at St. Henry’s Catholic Church in Bridge City. Father Steven Leger performed the double ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Kenny and Bobbi Richard of Bridge City. The groom is the son of Danny and Davette Colichia of Bridge City. The brides father escorted her down the aisle. Attending the bride as maid of honor was Amanda DuPre’, bridesmaids were Amy Sleep, Alison Richard, Lindsey Gauthier and Stephanie Roy. Matthew Peebles served as best man. Groomsmen were Aaron Colichia, Brandon Alderete, Tony Gunn and Caleb Worthy. Ushers were Ryan Richard, Jean DuPre’, Phillip Ricard and Chad Richard. The flower girl was Isabelle Larivee and Samual Alderete carried the rings. The bride is a 2004 graduate of Bridge City High School, and graduated from Lamar State College-Port Arthur in 2005. The groom is a 2004 graduate of Bridge City High School and graduated from Lamar Beaumont in 2009. On the eve of the weeding the parents of the groom hosted a rehearsal dinner at the Pompano Club. Following their honeymoon in Jamaica the couple will reside in Beaumont.


My name is David Cagle and I am a Republican candidate for constable in Orange County Precinct 2. I have lived in the Mauriceville area for more than 20 years and I raised my family there. I have three boys: Daniel, Douglas and David Cagle. All attended Little Cypress-Mauriceville schools. I am currently engaged to be married to Kathy Whitehead who is employed by Dr. Jalali in Mauriceville. My desire to be constable is supported by my education and prior law enforcement experience. I was born and raised in Bridge City where I graduated from. I continued my education at Lamar University where I obtained an Associate of Science Degree in Law Enforcement and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. While studying at Lamar I was inducted into Alpha Phi Sigma which is a national criminal justice honor society. I have attended numerous in-service training schools and currently hold an active master peace officer license issued by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education. I have 32 years of law enforcement experience. I am currently employed by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office as an investigator, assigned to the Mauriceville office. Prior to working for the sheriff’s office, I was an enforcement agent for the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission and as a patrolman for the Port Arthur Police Department. I began as a patrolman for the Bridge City Police Department at the age of 19. I feel that my education and work experience qualifies me to be your constable, but more importantly, it is my intense desire for the job that ensures that I would be a good one. I will be one that fulfills the duties of constable and one that you can talk to when and if the need arises. I am respectfully asking for your support and your vote.

On March 18 Chloe Maelynn Lanthier, daughter of Jami Jackson and Joel Scott of Nederland and Shane Lanthier from the Cove, will turn 9 years old.

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Okay….Toledo Bend and Rayburn can use even more rain, but we have gotten a little more than we need locally. In fact, if it doesn’t slow down pretty soon we might be catching crappie at the jetties by the end of the month! We battled Mother Nature a couple of days last week and were not rewarded for our tenacity. We still caught a few reds and flounder, but the wind eliminated any possibility of our figuring out the trout. Diminishing salinity levels will keep them moving and the unseasonably high surface temperatures mean they may be anywhere from 2 to 25 feet deep. The shallow bite is going to be the most difficult to figure out as the only reason for the trout to spend any time in skinny water is the presence of bait fish. They will even abandon the security afforded by the higher salinity levels of deeper water to briefly feed on the shallow flats, but no bait equates to no fish! If the daily rains continue, the two most promising patterns will be jigging the deep breaks along the ICW and the ship channel and drifting the deeper reefs on the south end of the lake. At least for the short term, the deep water bite will be more consistent the farther south you fish .Incoming tides should also improve the odds of catching as they will usher in a little saltier Gulf water. The bottom line is that it is going to be a COLBURN PAGE 5B


New equipment has changed the game of baseball at the collegiate level. Now it’s high school baseball’s turn. It’s now mandatory for high school teams to use aluminum/ composite bats as college teams do. In fact, Steve Griffith, head baseball coach at Little CypressMauriceville said a coach can be ejected from the game if a player is using an illegal bat. He said officials made the change for safety issues and to protect against come-backers at the pitchers who are only 60-feet and six inches away from home plate. “The ball doesn’t come off the bat like it used to. Our home runs have been cut in half,” Griffith said. “I was not a big fan of the new bats until a local kid got hit in the head with a ball and went to ICU. The offense’s numbers are down. Pitchers are glad to hear that.” The National Federation of State High School Associations has adopted a bat standard for this year called BBCOR (bat-ball coefficient of restitution), which basically requires that metal bats act more like wooden ones, reducing the speed of the ball off the bat, according to an article in USA TODAY.

Brandon Humphery gets a hit for the LCM Bears with one of the new bats. RECORD PHOTO: Mark Dunn

The NCAA adopted the BBCOR standard in 2011, and batting averages, homers and ERAs in Division I dropped to their lowest in 30 years. “The NCAA’s home runs are down 60 percent. It’s (high schools) the exact same kind of bat as their bat,” Griffith said. “I think it’s a money deal. They pass a law then go back and forth. They sell one million bats and then go back and sell another one million bats when they change. It’s lobbying.” Since the Bears’ power has been trimmed down the team is focusing on pitching — throwing strikes are important — and playing defense to win. The biggest change for the bat is that balls hit off the handle won’t carry, and the bats have a smaller sweet spot than previous metal bats. The impact might be more noticeable at the bottom of batting orders. Because hitters get less response on balls hit on the handle, pitchers are likely to throw inside more. Chad Landry, head coach of the Bridge City Cardinals, called the new bats as a game changer. “It will cost the good hitters hits and the average hitters will no longer have dying quail hits,” Landry said. Bridge City’s offensive numSEE NEW BATS PAGE 2B

OC teams sneak games in despite rainfall HOMETOWN BASEBALL MIKE LOUVIERE FOR THE RECORD

Some of the area schools managed to get some games in around the raindrops, mostly on Thursday. This week will see West Orange-Stark play East Chambers,

LCM and Deweyville; Orangefield takes on Kelly at Kelly on Saturday; Bridge City will meet Huntington and Kirbyville at home; LCM will host at home at 7 p.m. after the game at WOS that morning at 10 p.m. With the weather expected to improve the games should go as scheduled.

Friday and Saturday were for the most part too wet. There were washouts at the Jasper Tournament and for Bridge City at the LaGrange Tournament. West Orange-Stark and Little CypressMauriceville did manage to get in a game Thursday at the Kirbyville Tournament and the Don Newcomb Tournament in Porter, re-

spectively. On Thursday, West OrangeStark met the Ozen Panthers in the Kirbyville tournament. Each team scored one run in the first inning and two runs in the third inning. The tie was broken when Ozen scored four times in the HOMETOWN BASEBALL PAGE 2B


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Hometown baseball

Bridge City Cardinal head baseball Chad Landry.

LCM head baseball Steve Griffith.

New bats ‘game changer’ bers, as with LCM, are down. Last year at this time the Cardinals had 18 home runs. This year they have three home runs. The team’s batting average is down 20 percent. Most games are pitching duels and he predicts fans who like to see doubles and homers will leave and no longer watch. As with Griffith, Landry believes the team that makes the least amount of errors and who

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throw strikes will win in this new environment. “Several other teams have gone back to using wooden bats because they have a bigger sweet spot,” he said. Landry believes the bat companies are driving the change. “It’s a permanent thing. It trickles down from college,” he said. “We’re going with what we have.”

Former Astros owner and family to help fund new Baylor Stadium Staff Report For The Record

The family of Baylor graduate Drayton McLane, former owner of the Houston Astros, has made a lead gift to help fund -- and name -a new, on-campus football facility for the Bears. The school’s board of regents announced the donation Tuesday, calling it the largest capital gift in university history. But the board did not reveal the amount. The gift includes naming rights and the McLane family has asked that the venue be called Baylor Stadium. The facility will be built along the Brazos River, on a 93-acre tract near Interstate 35. Ca-

pacity will be 45,000, with the flexibility to expand to 55,000. Construction will include a bridge crossing the river to connect the stadium to the campus. School officials expect the facility to open for the 2014 season. McLane, a 1958 Baylor graduate, said his family made the donation “to do something that would shine a light on the university we love, while enhancing student life at Baylor ... This is an incredible time to be a Baylor Bear.” Baylor is coming of a 10-3 football season, led by Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Robert Griffin III. The top-ranked Baylor women’s basketball team (34-0) and the men’s team (277) begin NCAA Tournament play this week.

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fourth and the Mustangs closed the inning with no runs. The Panthers led the game 7-3. WOS scored twice in the fifth inning, but with neither team scoring in the last two innings, the game ended with the Panthers clawing the Mustangs 7-5. Mustang hitters put the bat on the ball, Tevin Terrel. Jacob Finney, Grant Anderson, Daniel Woodson, Chase Rutledge and Maurice Morris each went to the plate three times and each got one hit. Rutledge turned his into an RBI. Grant LaPoint gained a base by getting hit with a wild pitch. Morris stole three bases on three attempts, Finney stole two for two, Woodson and LaPoint each stole one. In spite of all the hits and steals, the Mustangs just could not pass the Panthers seven run score. Lions are bigger than Bobcats and that was the way the game went between the Livingston Lions and the Orangefield Bobcats. The Lions clawed 16 runs out of the game leaving the Bobcats 14 runs behind when the score ended in the Lions’ favor 16-2. Livingston scored one run in the first and another in the second. The highest scoring inning of the game was the third when the Lions hit the board for six more runs. In the fourth and fifth innings, they scored two runs in each inning. The Bobcats only got on the board in the first inning with one run and in the fifth inning with

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their only other run. The fifth and sixth innings were not played with the lead the Lions had. Orangefield players made good efforts; Braxton Smith went 2-3 at the plate and scored both of the ‘Cats runs. Eric Truncale was 2-2 batting. Blake Judice and Justin Bradley were 50 percent— hitting 2-2. Luke Johnson was popped by a Lions pitcher and got a “free” base. Smith and Truncale each stole a base, but the Lions played such a strong defensive game that the Bobcats efforts, as hard as they were, were just not enough to pull off the win. Three of the Orangefield pitching staff went to the mound, Smith faced six batters and allowed three runs, Johnson went against 11 Lions and allowed five runs. Ryan Gunstream took credit for the loss. Gunstream faced the most batters, 16, and allowed eight runs. The Battlin’ Bears of Little Cypress-Mauriceville journeyed to Porter to play in the Don Newcomb Tournament at Porter High School. They managed to get in two games on Thursday before the rains came. At 3 p.m., the Bears met the Caney Creek Panthers from Conroe. The score ended a close 3-2 with the Bears winning. After a short rest, the Bears faced the home team Porter Panthers. The Bears won that game also, mauling the Panthers to a 5-2 finish.

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Saints will pay dearly for bounty website last weekend, the Saints’ star quarterback says fans should reserve judgment until more is known about the league’s bounty probe. “I did not participate in any bounty program, nor did I have any knowledge relating to its real existence,” Brees told the Associated Press. “I have spent the last several years as an Executive Committee Member of the NFLPA making health and safety a priority and I am proud of the advancements we’ve made and will continue to make. “We are all working diligently to find the truth in this matter and if the facts prove there was improper behavior, we will hold ourselves accountable. Until that time, we will stand together and remain united as an organization,” Brees concluded. The record-setting quarterback has been noticeably silent on the bounty issue. However, Williams, now the defensive coordinator for the St. Louis Rams, has admitted to his role in the program and apologized. Almost a week after the NFL pointed to them for failing to stop a bounty program involving some two dozen Saints players, head coach Sean Payton and general manager Mickey Loomis apologized and took the blame for violations that “happened under our watch.” Former Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner was injured in a 2010 playoff game against the Saints. “These are serious violations and we understand the negative impact it has had on our game,” Payton and Loomis added. “Both of us have made it clear within our organization that this will never happen again, and make that same promise to the NFL and most importantly to all of our fans.” It was former defensive coordinator Williams who boldly declared during the Saints’ march to a Super Bowl crown during the 2009 season that his players would deliver “remember me” shots to opposing quarterbacks as a statement of their intimidation. According to findings of an NFL investigation released recently—one that implicated Williams, general manager Mickey Loomis and 22 to 27 Saints defensive players from 2009 to 2011—the tough talk was a reflection of a larger scheme. It even came with a price list: Knock out an opposing player--$1,500

Saints quarterback Drew Brees claims he has never participated in and never was aware of a “real” bounty program, and there would be no place for players being provided incentives to intentionally injure one another in any sport.


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bounty program traces back to his days with the Washington Redskins and now it looks like it might be the cause of Peyton Manning’s neck injury that almost knocked him out of football for good.” In the article former Colts’ head coach Tony Dungy indicated that he believed Manning’s neck injury originated from a hit he suffered against the Redskins back in 2006. In that game Manning was brutally hit by former Redskins’ Phillip Daniels and Andre Carter. During the game Dungy was outraged by the hit and wanted a flag, but didn’t get one at the time. “That’s the year we started cutting back on Manning’s throws in practice,” Dungy recalls. “I’m not putting two plus two together. I just figured he’s getting older and he needs some time off, he’s made enough throws. But now, as I look back on it, there’s no doubt in my mind that this was the start of his neck problems.” KWICKIES…It’s a shame Tiger Woods has more money than he’ll ever need because when he withdrew from the WGC Tour Cadillac Championship Sunday after 13 holes, he was just one-over par for the day and six under for the tournament. If he could have limped through those final five holes in even par, he would have finished with a 280 score which paid a cool $92,000. Even if he went one more over par, 281 paid $85,000 and 282 paid $76,000. Tiger’s sore Achilles tendon must have really bothered him to give up that kind of money. Wonder what his status will be for next month’s Masters??? NFL free agency began yesterday (Tues.) at 3 p.m. and if the Houston Texans were unsuccessful at re-signing outside linebacker Mario Williams, they will probably lose him to the highest bidder (which probably won’t be Houston). Williams and backup cornerback Jason Allen became unrestricted free agents if either was unable to come to terms on a new contract with the Texans. Even though he missed 13 games last season (including both in the playoffs) Williams could become the highest paid defensive player in NFL history this week. The Lamar Cardinals are only one of three teams rep-

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cial, seasonal table setting. In addition, The W.H. Stark House is introducing a Kids Activity Booklet. This fourpage booklet will help children ages 10 and older enjoy their tour of The House by providing exciting historical information in an easy to understand format. First-floor tours of The W.H. Stark House will be offered for $2 from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. to visitors age ten years and older. Tours of the second and third levels of The Stark House will not be offered during the Art in the Park festival. Stark Museum of Art will host an art-making booth at Art in the Park and will offer free family activities inside the Museum. At the booth, visitors will create works of art to take home. Inside the Museum, attendees can go on a scavenger hunt through the galleries and win a prize or take a family-friendly tour of the Museum’s collection. Docents will provide information to attendees on the art, including the current exhibit From Russia: Fechin and Gaspard in the Southwest, which will be on display through June 2, 2012. Although family activities at Art in the Park will conclude at 3:00 p.m., the Museum will remain open until 5:00 p.m. and is free for all ages. Nature enthusiasts will want to stop by the Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center’s booth. Shangri La’s booth will feature Soil Painting where children will be given different colors of soil to place on glue-covered paper to make a beautiful painting. This work of art can be taken home. Also, after visiting Art in the Park, attendees are invited to tour the gardens of Shangri La and take an Outpost Tour along Adams Bayou. For more information about Art in the Park Festival, sponsored by the Orange Convention and Visitors Bureau, visit For more information about each of these Stark Foundation programs, visit their respective websites at www., www. or www.

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Colburn: Fishing challenge for the trout fishermen for a while. Slow down your retrieve, opt for bulkier lures that present a larger profile and more vibration, fish darker colors and don’t give in to dirty water. I wouldn’t expect big numbers any time soon, but a big trout is only one cast away! You won’t hear anyone complaining about the never ending rain around the lakes. Both impoundments are still on the rise, more launches are opening each week, and both the bass and crappie are doing their thing. In spite of the weather, or probably because of it, highway 87 north was once again a busy thoroughfare this past weekend. Aaron Keith and his wife, Lena, limited on bass up to 8-pounds 7-ounces Friday, Saturday and Sunday morning fishing Six Mile and Sandy Creek. Friday and Saturday evening they also crappie fished and kept 22 slabs up to 2.3- pounds. Aaron said they easily caught over 75 crappie, but threw back everything under a pound. They caught most of their bass on Whacky worms and crankbaits and all of the crappie were caught on 1/16th ounce Road Runners with black-chartreuse curly tail bodies. Allen Poe said the boat traffic in the creeks forced them out on the flats Saturday, but they still caught and released 12 to 15 bass up to sixpounds on Traps and Baby Brush Hogs. Because they are fishing a tournament next week, Allen asked that I not mention the area or the depth, but he was willing to share that an east wind kept them on the Louisiana side of the lake. Justin DeJean said that he had done well all week in the Indian Mounds-El Camino Bay area, but backed off due to the fishing pressure on Saturday. “It was the first time I’ve seen that many boats in a long time,” he said. “I have a tournament next week and have done well in practice so I chased white perch for two days rather than beat up on the fish I’ve found. ”He added that he had to run south of Housen to

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find a decent white perch bite. As promised, I talked with Doug Patterson and he provided me with all of the particulars for the Third Annual Wild Game Dinner set for 5 p.m. on March 24. The event will be held on the First Baptist Church property located three miles north of I-10 on MLK. Look for the pavilion and a pasture full of trucks on the west side of the highway just as you exit the last major curve. If you think you are lost, just roll down the window and follow the mouth watering aroma of the smoke escaping the grills and barbeque pits. Starting at 3:00 p.m. there will be pre-dinner fellowshipping and activities that include guest speakers. The feature speaker is Pastor Steve James of Trinity Baptist in Lake Charles. James is an avid outdoorsman that has hunted big game all over the world. There will also be several drawings for some great door prizes that include everything from a gift certificate for deer processing to fishing rods. A limited number of tickets are still available for $5 each. For more information or tickets contact the church office at 886-7461. I have an alternative to losing another fishing day to rain and wind for those of you that got your paper in time to read this. This is a pretty late notice, but I am going to spend all day Wednesday at Daley’s Hunt N Fish talking about the fishing on Sabine. There will be three specific one hour sessions scheduled over the course of the day, but we will still talk fishing between those meetings as well. It beats sitting in the house watching it rain so bring the kids and fishing questions and come join us. Any hot tips you can share will be appreciated as well. It won’t be a wasted trip even if you don’t like to fish as Keith has promised free cold drinks, drawings for door prizes and 15 percent off any item not already on sale for everyone that attends one of these sessions!

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International Children’s Art Network to host local concert Staff Reports For The Record International Children’s Art Network Corporation was founded by Ricky C. Buxton of Orange and Cher Ferroggiaro of San Francisco, Calif. after producing and sponsoring celebrity charity events in Hollywood, Calif. Now International Children’s Art Network Corporation will launch a party, “Celebrate the Children Gala with Virgil Gibson,” at 7 p.m. on April 21, 2012 in at the VFW on 16th Street in Orange with a live concert featuring Virgil Gibson, lead singer of The Platters. Gibson offered his talents when Buxton asked him to help launch the nonprofit organization in Orange. The live concert will introduce local music talent from area schools. These performers will open for Gibson. A VIP reception held in the home of Buxton and Ferroggiaro, will follow the concert. The nonprofit corporation will seek to raise funds for musical instruments, art supplies, dance lesson and music lessons among other tools and materials necessary for beneficiaries to pursue their talent. In addition to the concert, the organization is producing Zombie Voodoo Fest. The event features include a battle of the bands, beauty, dance and film contests. The most popular event is the zombie tag/run where the “living” compete against zombies to cross a finish line without being tagged by a zombie. Zombies compete to tag as many individuals as possible before reaching the finish line. Proceeds from these events raise funds


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appearances and topic to encourage children to pursue their creativity and develop skills necessary to propel them into career choice within the industry. Buxton moved to San Francisco in 2005 after creating an online magazine dedicated to marketing and promoting up and coming creative and talented individuals. Eventually the online magazine became an arts and entertainment production with charities benefiting from funds raised during the productions. ART NETWORK PAGE 8B

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The Red Hot Flashers of the Red Hat Society will meet Thursday, March 15, at 11 a.m. at the garden center of Wal-mart. The ladies will carpool to L’auberge du lac casino for lunch and fun. There will be no door prizes this month. Birthday lady is Lady Evangline, Billie Becker. All ladies are welcome. For information call: 409-886-1609.

The AARP Tax Filing Assistance Program will have trained volunteers available from 12:15 to 4 p.m. every Wednesday and Friday through April 13th in the Orange Public Library. Anyone seeking assistance should bring the following: all W-2 and 1099 forms, including Social Security benefits and statements; records of Capital gains and losses; receipts of medical expenses, taxes paid, interest paid, contributions, casualty and theft losses, job expenses, sales tax receipts for major purchases and Social Security cards for dependents; a copy of your 2010 tax return, which will be very helpful for the volunteers assisting in the preparations of the 2011 return. Electronic filing will be available. No tax returns will be started after 4 p.m.

BC Knights of Columbus host Lenten dinners Bridge City Knights of Columbus Lenten fish dinners (fried catfish, fries, coleslaw,hush puppies) begins from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Friday through March 30. Cost $8 per plate. Dine-in or take-out. Will deliver for ten or more. Please call in orders Thursday evening or early Friday by 9 a.m. Please call 735-5725.

Knights of the Columbus in Vidor host fish, shrimp fry The Knights of the Columbus #5789 in Vidor will host a fish and shrimp fry at Our Lady Lourdes, located at 1600 N. Main in Vidor. The price is $7 per plate. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., dine-in or take out. Dinner will be served from 4:30 to 7 p.m. The schedule is as follows: March 16 - fish and shrimp, March 23 - fish and shrimp and March 30 - fish and shrimp.

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Plant Sale in Orangefield Saturday The Orange County Master Gardeners are holding their annual plant sale at 8 a.m., Saturday, March 17. The sale will be held at Jewel Cormier Park at the greenhouse. The park is located in Orangefield on Farm Road 1442 between Farm Road 105 and Interstate 10, next to the railroad tracks.

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The William Diamond Chapter of The Daughters of the American Revolution of Orange will have their monthly meeting on Monday, March 19 at 10 a.m. The meeting will be held at 4464 Memorial Drive in Orange. The program for the meeting will be “Biography of a Presidents Wife”. Any woman eighteen years of age or older who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of The American Revolution is eligible for membership. Anyone who is interested in becoming a member is encouraged to attend. If more information is needed, the Chapter Regent may be contacted at 409-735-5253.

BC Band Boosters to hold meeting March 20 Bridge City Band Boosters will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, March 20 at 6:30 p.m. in the high school band hall. Follow the group on Facebook or by visiting

BC Project Graduation to host Ladies Night Out The ladies of the community are invited to attend LADIES NIGHT OUT, a night to come and enjoy a night of socializing and browsing with local vendors supporting your local business and Bridge City 2012 Project Graduation. This event will be held on March 24 at the Bridge City Community Center from 5 to 8 p.m. Admission is $5 and door prizes and finger foods will be available. For more information, please call Judy Shockley at 409-734-7365

Art in the Park scheduled for March 24 The 10th Annual Art in the Park is being planned by the Orange Convention and Visitors Bureau. March 24 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Artists, crafters, bands along with other activities will create this year’s one-day event. There will be pony rides, a petting zoo and if weather cooperates a couple of bounce houses will be available for entertainment for children. Blues and jazz bands will play throughout the day and evening. Plans will also include a Barbershop Quartet and a Bagpipe Band strolling thru Stark Park as additional entertainment. Of course, food vendors will be on site all day. For registration forms and details, please call 409-883-1011, 409-883-1010 or 800-528-4906 or stop by the office at 803 Green Avenue, Orange, Texas.

American Legion to host pool tournament The American Legion Lloyd Grubbs Post 49, located at 108 Green Ave. in Orange, will be hosting a pool tournament every Friday from 7 p.m. to midnight. There is a ten player maximum. The community is encouraged to join in the fun and free food to help support the Veterans. For more information, call 409-330-4847.

Lion Pride 5K set for March 24 A 5K run/walk has been scheduled for Saturday, March 29 at 9 a.m. in Claiborne Park. All proceeds will benefit the Community Christian School Athletic Department. Paper registration forms can be found at or those interested can register online at under “Lion Pride 5K.” A 1K kids run will begin at 10 a.m on March 29 and is for kids 12 years of age and under. Pre-registration must be done by Friday, March 16, guaranteeing a t-shirt. The pre-registration fee for the 5K is $20 and for the 1K is $12. Registration can be complete on the day of the race with fees for the 5K at $25 and $15 for the 1K. BULLETINS PAGE 7B

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LSCO ACE Program meeting set for March 27 The Lamar State College-Orange ACE program will be holding a free informational meeting on March 27 at 6 p.m. in the Wilson Building, Room 134. The meeting will discuss the program on campus and how to register, and will also explore the new ACE Program certification that is now available completely online. For more information on the meeting, please contact the ACE Program at 409-882-3952

OC Relay for Life Survivor Dinner set for March 29 The Orange County Relay for Life Survivor Dinner is scheduled for Thursday, March 29 from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Bridge City Community Center.

Orangefield FFA hosting plant sale The Orangefield FFA will be having a plant sale starting April 2. The plant sale will continue until they are sold outs. The sale will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Orangefield Ag Department unless other arrangements are made.  Celebrity Tomatoes, Sweet 100 Tomatoes, Squash, Zucchini, Cucumbers, Jalapenos and Okra are available. For more information call 409-735-2034.

WO High School Class of 1962 to host reunion The West Orange High School Class of 1962 has announced their plans for the 50th Class Reunion.  The reunion will be held the weekend of April 20,21 and 22. Information and registration sheets have been mailed out. If you have not received one and would like to attend, please contact: Anita (Adair) Bussell at 409-886-2069.



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The Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 2523, located at 803 N. 28th Street in Orange, will be hosting a pool tournament every Friday starting at 8 p.m. Prize money goes to first and second place winners. The community is invited to come meet the members of Aerie 2523 and join in the fun. For more information, please call 409-886-7381.

American Association of University Women collecting books The Orange branch of The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is now collecting books to be sold in their annual book sale. Anyone able to donate any gently used books is asked to drop them off at Mann Insurance Agency, 1505 Park at 15th Street in Orange.  If pickup is needed, call 886-5739 or 886-2194 in Orange.  All proceeds from the sale go toward the annual scholarship fund.  Each year, the AAUW awards scholarships to two young women from Orange.

Orange Community Band to meet every Thursday The Orange Community Band rehearses every Thursday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the National Guard Armory, located at 4103 Meeks Drive in Orange. They are in need of players for the following sections; flute, clarinet, saxophone, French horn, and percussion, but ALL are welcome! The band performs Christmas, Memorial Day, Independence Day and Veteran’s Day concerts. At least one traditional band concert is performed annually. Please visit us on Facebook at Orange Community Band.

BCCC now accepting Business, Citizen of Year applications Bridge City Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for Business of the Year and Citizen of the Year. Please submit all nominations in writing to Bridge City Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, 150 W. Roundbunch Rd, Bridge City, Tx. 77611. Deadline to submit nominations will be Feb. 8, 2012.

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Egg-citing Event Coming to Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center May 12 ATHENS—We are blowing smoke: “The Mother of All Eggfests” is being held on Mother’s Day weekend at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center (TFFC). An Eggfest can be thought of as the ultimate tailgate cookout: Dozens of Eggheads will fire up Big Green Eggs and bake, smoke, grill and serve everything from breakfast casseroles to pork ribs to blueberry muffins to pig candy. It will all be cooked on the iconic ceramic cookers, and samples will be free for the tasting to anyone who pre-registers at http://athenseggfest.wordpress. com/. Check out the Highlights of 2011 for a video of last year’s event. Those who do not preregister will still be allowed to taste by making a $10 donation to the Friends of the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center. Regular admission to TFFC will be charged. An Eggfest is not a cooking competition, it’s a gastronomic marathon. Food will be coming off the Eggs all day long, and while you are tasting, you can learn how to cook on a Big Green Egg yourself. At the end of the day, the once-used Eggs will be available for purchase at a substantial discount. You may reserve an Egg for purchase at the web site above. The entire line of Big Green Egg accessories will also be available for purchase. Event staff will cool the Eggs, remove the ashes and help you load them into your pickup truck or large SUV. Eggs weigh about 150 pounds. Founded in 1974, Big Green Egg has come to symbolize outdoor cooking. The Egg is modeled on a traditional Asian ceramic cooking concept that has become one of the fastest-growing segments of the U.S. barbecue industry. Originally constructed with clay, the Egg is now manufactured with space-age ceramics that make the cooker virtually indestructible under normal

BCISD to administer Credit by Exam MARCH 16-18TH FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY 9-5

Live Band:

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Bridge City ISD, in accordance with Chapter 74.24 TAC, will administer the Texas Tech University Credit by Examination Tests. Testing dates will be June 5, 6 and 7, 2012. Students in grades first through fifth will be allowed to take each of the five tests (Math, Science, Language Arts, Reading, and Social Studies) at the elementary level without prior instruction. The student must score at least 90 on each of the five four tests to be considered eligible for grade level acceleration. Students in grades sixth through 12 will be permitted to take an examination to earn credit for an academic course for which they have had no prior instruction. Students must score at least 90 on the test to receive course credit. Additional information and registration forms can be obtained by contacting Gina Mannino at:

American Legion to host pool tournament The American Legion Lloyd Grubbs Post 49, located at 108 Green Ave. in Orange, will be hosting a pool tournament every Friday from 7 p.m. to midnight. There is a ten player maximum. The community is encouraged to join in the fun and free food to help support the Veterans. For more information, call 409-330-4847.




cooking circumstances. Headquartered in a suburb of Atlanta, The Big Green Egg is available in more than 20 countries worldwide. The Mother of All Eggfests is sponsored by Morrison Supply, Paragon Distributing, Brookshires Grocery and TFFC. For information on visiting the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center, go to or call (903) 6762277.

Art Network

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In March 2006, the company began producing and promoting fine art receptions, fashion designer events and album release parties for musicians in San Francisco and Los Angeles. In 2007, Buxton and his online magazine team were invited to attend red carpet events with a primary focus on regional and national charitable organizations. The first event attended benefited the Ronald McDonald House with Chelsea Handler and Johanna Krupa, hosting the Christmas benefit in Hollywood. Buxton already established art and entertainment industry connections by June of 2006, the red carpet events allowed him to meet with entertainment industry professionals and talent to discuss future plans for the magazine while benefiting charitable organizations. In September 2008, the magazine was asked to sponsor an Emmy Awards weekend celebrity gifting suite held at Sofitel Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Proceeds benefited children’s charities in the Los Angeles area. Prior to the Emmy event, Ferroggiaro and Buxton sealed their friendship by getting married. During their long-standing friendship they shared the hope to one day benefit impoverished children whose creative aspirations could not be met without proper funds, materials or tools. Now married, their desire to benefit others was fueled by planning and organizing events as partners. The two purchased a top level sponsorship for a celebrity gifting suite held in a private Beverly Hills mansion benefiting “Feed the Children” in September 2009. The event honored and celebrated Emmy nominees the weekend of the awards ceremony. Over 72 celebrities; including Randy Jackson, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Morgan Fairchild, Sugar Ray Leonard among others attended the two-day luxury event. Portions of sponsorship fees raised funds for Feed the Children. Buxton and Ferroggiaro produced their first celebrity charity event in Los Angeles on Sept. 11, 2010. Over 120 television stars, film actors, sports figures and musicians were invited to help raise funds for Shining Star Kids of America. Gibson of The Platters headlined the event. AARP marketing online issued an article regarding the event. Buxton and Ferroggiaro said they have together witnessed so many creative and talented children during their travels, event attendances and individual online magazine submission whose dreams and aspirations are not realized due to impoverished conditions and situations within their families or living arrangements.

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at 409-883-3210 or 670-6350, Frankie at 409-988-4215 or Connie at 409-883-4995. We will deliver five pounds or more to individuals or businesses.

FBC Orangefield to host DVD marriage seminar

Beginning Wednesday, March 21 at 5:30 p.m., First Baptist Church of Orangefield will be hosting a six week DVD marriage Faith UMC to host Lenton Lunch Speaker series seminar, Balanced and Blessed, presented by Charles Lowery. Charles Lowery is a talented psychologist who gives practical, The United Methodist Women of Faith United Methodist humorous , and down to earth insights into marriage relationChurch will host a Lenton Lunch speaker series and devotional ships and life.   time each Wednesday during Lent.  A light lunch will be served.  The community is invited to each Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. for The community is invited to join in from noon to 1 p.m. as a light supper and the seminar will begin at 6:30. The church they fellowship with the following guest speakers: will host youth and children activities during that time, a nursMarch 14  - Benny Smith, principal of WOS Elementary; ery will also be provided. March 21 - Dick White, UM Southeast District Superintendent; For more information, please call 409-735-3113 or e-mail ofMarch 28 - Pauline Hargrave, LCMCISD Superintendent; and April  4 - Kevin Trinkle. Memorial Herman Hospital Chaplain.   Faith UMC is located at 8608 MLK Jr. Dr. in Orange. For more information, call the church office Monday - Friday, FBC-O to host Wild Game Dinner March 24 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 409 886 1291 The First Baptist Church of Orange is inviting the community to its third annual Wild Game Dinner, Saturday, March 24.  The St. Mark Lutheran Church to hold “A very event begins with a pre-dinner fellowship and activity time from 3 to 5 p.m. During that time, guest speakers will be sharing tips. lucky day” Other activities will also be presented. The dinner begins at 5 p.m. and will feature a variety of wild St. Mark Lutheran Church will host a “triple lucky” St. Paddy’s game and fish on the menu. Special guest speaker is Steve James, Day sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 17 at the an avid outdoorsman and big game hunter. James is also the paschurch, 945 W. Round Bunch in Bridge City. The triple luck tor of Trinity Baptist Church in Lake Charles, La.  Give-a-ways things are a big garage sale, a delicious bake sale starting at 10:30 include gift cards from Academy Sports and Outdoors, $150 gift a.m. and a links and hot dogs off the grill with drink and chips. certificate from Viator’s Smokehouse & Cajun Specialties, and a Come on out and have some good old Irish luck. Lutheran variety of other prizes. The event will be held at the FBC-O Church— “the little church with the big heart.” property on MLK Drive in Orange, located 3 miles north of IH 10. Tickets are available for $5 each and tickets are limited. For more information or ticket purchase, please contact the church Wade Daniel in concert Sunday office at 409-886-7461 or email First United Methodist Church of Orange will be presenting Wade Daniel in concert at 7 p.m. on Sunday evening, March 18, Starlight COGIC to host Women’s Retreat in the church sanctuary. Daniel was the long-time Minister of Music at North Orange The Women’s Department of Starlight COGIC invite women Baptist Church. He left Orange a few years ago to serve First in the community to join them for Women’s Retreat 2012. The Baptist Church of Bartlesville, Okla. retreat will be held April 13-15 at the Omni Houston Westside Daniel is a vocal member of the Grammy and Dove nominated Hotel. The Theme of the retreat is “Woman at The Well,” St. CenturyMen Choir and an accomplished pianist, having accomJohn 4:15. panied the Singing Men of South East Texas and the CenturyTheir Guest Speakers are Evangelist Yvonne DeVaughn of Men choir on tour. Active as a concert artist, banquet enterPhoenix, Arizona and Supervisor Lena McClain of Houston, tainer and piano instructor at Oklahoma Wesleyan University, Texas. There will be dynamic powershops such as, “Empowered Daniel’s versatility and adaptability combine to ensure an inspito Serve,” “Will the Real Men Please Stand Up,” “Soloing with a rational and entertaining program for all audiences. Song,” “Till Death Do We Part...So Help Me,” and more. For He has degrees in music from Lamar University in Beaumont double occupancy, the cost is $225 per person, a triple is $195 and from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Forth per person, a quad is $180 per person, and teens $99. Pay your Worth. He and his wife, Becky and daughter, Ashley, reside in $75 deposit by March 12 at 2800 Bob Hall Rd to guarantee your Bartlesville. space or go to and pay by using paypal. First United Methodist Church is located at 502 North Sixth Rev. E.B. Lindsey is Pastor of Starlight and First Lady Josie LindStreet in Orange. For more information contact Doug Rogers at sey is the Director of the Women’s Dept. For more information (409) 886-7466. call 409-8864366.

St. Francis KCs holding fish fry St. Francis of Assisi Knights of Columbus Council 13825 will be selling fish dinners from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on March 9, March 16, March 23 and March 30 in the San Damiano Center located at 4300 Meeks Drive from during Lent on the following Fridays: The dinners include two fish filets, fries, hush puppies, coleslaw, dessert and tea for $8. Dine or carry out.

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

Wesley UMC selling pecans, walnuts Wesley United Methodist Church is selling pecans and walnuts. This year’s crop of pecans halves and pieces sell for $10 per pound. Walnuts sell for $8 per pound. To place orders call Billy

St. Mark’s Lutheran Wonderful Wednesday Lite help is needed Every Wednesday at 6 p.m., St. Mark’s Lutheran Youth Program hosts a very casual potluck supper for area children. Anywhere from five to 30 children show up for this. It’s a very important part of St. Mark’s Youth Program, these Wednesday night activities. Through this program, several non-churched youth are being ministered through food, fellowship and the Good News. This may be the only church they are a part of. The church needs some help, however, with cooking, serving and cleaning. They also need help with providing food or money donations for needed items. Food items needed on hand are two 28 oz. cans of corn, green beans, peas, or any kind of fruit; boxes of instant mash potatoes and macaroni and cheese; French bread, rolls, oleo; tea; kool-aid, sugar, wieners or links. There is a need weekly for fresh salad and desserts. Money is also helpful to help purchase main items. Those interested in sharing their time, talents and treasure may contact either Pate Green or Tana Hightower at ?????? The church is located at 945 W. Round Bunch Road in Bridge City.

Seldom known facts about Saint Patrick’s Day Staff Report

For The Record

There are many things the public knows about Saint Patrick’s Day, but there’s much they may not know about the holiday or Irish-American heritage for that matter. Here are some facts and trivia that might surprise even the most devoted of Patty’s Day revelers. Despite St. Patrick being alive centuries earlier, St. Patrick’s Day celebrations didn’t begin until 1737. More people of Irish heritage live in the United States than currently live in all of Ireland. Irish-Americans living stateside predominantly reside in the North Atlantic states. Saint Patrick angered the Celtic Druids many times by converting pagans to Christianity. The Druids put him in jail on numerous occasions. Green is not the official color affiliated with Saint Patrick. It is really blue. However, green became a familiar hue during the nineteenth century more for being associated with the

magic of Irish legends than Saint Patrick himself. The three-leaf shamrock has more historical significance with regards to Saint Patrick’s day than a four-leaf clover. That’s because the three leaves were believed to be used by St. Patrick to explain the Christian doctrine of the Holy Trinity, where God exists as three persons. For 67 years, Saint Patrick’s Day was a “dry” holiday in Ireland. James O’Mara, a member of Irish parliament, introduced a bill in 1903 that made Saint Patrick’s Day a religious holiday in the country. Therefore, local pubs were obligated to close. The law was overturned in 1970. According to their Web site, Hallmark has been selling green Saint Patrick’s Day cards since the early 1920s, now selling as many as 15 million annually. Contrary to popular belief, Ireland does not top the list with respect to showing Irish pride. New York City boasts the largest parade honoring the holiday and Irish heritage.

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Church Directory

First Baptist Church Orangefield

“Our church family welcomes you!”

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:

First Christian Church of Orangefield

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!

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

Apostolic Pentecostal Church IH-10 at Highway 62, Orange (409) 745-3973 Sun. Morning at 7:30 a.m. on A.M. 1600 KOGT Radio Sun.: 2 p.m. • Tues: 7:30 p.m. 24 Hour Prayer Line: 409-779-4703•409-779-4702

Back to God Fresh Anointing Ministries 1011 10th St., Suite 108, Orange 409-779-3566•409-883-0333 Pastor Gerald Gunn Co-Pastor Pearlie Gunn Sun. School 9:45 a.m. Sun. Morning Worship 11 a.m. Tues. Night Bible Study 7 p.m. Men of Valor & Women of Warfare classes on Thur. 7 p.m.

First United Methodist Church 502 Sixth Street 409-886-7466 Pastor: Rev. John Warren Dir. of Fine Arts & Music: Doug Rogers Organist: Justin Sanders Dir. of Youth & Christian Education: Allisha Bonneaux Sunday: Worship in the Chapel: 8:15 a.m., Celebration Service in Praise Center: 8:55 a.m., Sunday School for all ages: 9:50 a.m., Worship in the Sanctuary: 11 a.m., UMYF & Methodist Kids: 5 p.m. Web site:

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.

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

Trinity Baptist Church 1408 W. Park Ave. @ 14th Street, Orange Office: 886-1333 Pastor Dr. Bob Webb Worship Leader Dan Cruse Sun. Morning Worship 11 a.m. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Nursery Provided

Miracle Restoration Revivals Church 608 Dogwood St., Orange 409-883-5466 Residing Pastor Rev. Larry Doucet Founding Pastor Rev. Tunney Vercher Sr. Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday night Prayer Meeting 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night Bible Study 7 p.m.

Orange First Church of the Nazarene 3810 MLK Drive, Orange Lead Pastor: Ray McDowell Music Pastor: Bruce McGraw Youth Pastor: Michael Pigg Children’s Pastor: Marilyn Ball Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Celebration Service 10:45 a.m. Prayer Service: 6 p.m. Wednesday Service: 7 p.m. Everyone Welcome!

First Baptist Church of Bridge City 200 W. Roundbunch, BC Office: 409-735-3581 Fax: 409-735-8882 Rev. Bob Boone, Pastor Sunday Schedule: Traditional Worship - 8:15 a.m.; Bible Study at 9:30 a.m.; Celebration Service - 10:45 a.m.; CSI, Youth Bible Study, Discipleship Classes - 5:30 p.m. Wednesday Schedule: Prayer Meeting - 6:30 p.m., Youth Worship “Living Stone”

Harvest Chapel 1305 Irving Street, Orange 409-882-0862 Ruth Logan Burch, Pastor Sun. Morning 10 & 11 a.m. Evening Service 6 p.m. Wednesday Service 6 p.m. Gospel Singing first Friday of the each month.

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!

Maranatha Christian Center 7879 Hwy. 87 N Asst. Pastor Daniel Ray Music: Sherry Dartez Pastor Bob Simmons KOGT Broadcast 8:30 a.m. Sunday Morning 10:30 a.m. Sunday Evening 6:00 p.m. Wednesday 7:00 p.m.

To list your church, call 886-7183

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OTR Tanker Work based out 339-0072. www.cryodrivers. of Baytown Awesome Pay and com/ (3/21) Benefits! Growing Company CDL-A w/X End. 2yrs Exp. 866- DRIVERS: EXP. TANKER. Great Pay! Regional/Linehaul. No Layoffs. Full Benefits. CDL-A w/H&T, Dbls. Good MVR. Apply at: Paul: 800-826-3413.


Maximum Effects Now Hiring in Orange! Hair dressers, massage therapist and nail technicians. Room or booth rental – $75 per week. Have walk-ins, but clientele helpful.

Call Christine at 409-886-7776

DRIVERS/NEDERLAND: Class A + Tank + Hazmat, Home Every Week, .45CPM + $21/ Stop, $2000 Bi-Weekly GTD, Apply On-line www.disttech. com, Call 800-321-3143 X2278. (3/21) EMPLOYMENT SONIC IN BRIDGE CITY is now hiring morning and afternoon shifts, please in apply in person at (no phone calls please) 1265 Texas Ave., Bridge City. (3/14)

PART TIME HELP needed at Hitchin’ Post Package Store, must be 21 or older, must be available Saturdays 1 til 9. 280 E. Roundbunch Rd., BC, No Phone Calls. CRISIS CENTER. Rape and crisis center of S.E. Texas needs volunteer advocares to provide direct services to survivors of sexual assault in a medical setting. Comprehensive training is provided, Anyone interested should contact the Crisis Center at (409) 832-6530. APPLIANCES USED APPLIANCES, starting at $99.95 & up, Harry’s Appliances, 302 10th. St. (10th. & main), Orange, We buy used appliances, 886-4111.

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

FURNITURE FURNITURE SALE! All in excellent cond. Blue 3 cushion couch, blue 2 cushion love seat, dark blue leather recliner, oak coffee table W/ glass, Zenith TV with wood cabinet, (409) 543-7346.

like new, auto feeder, throws 90 MPH, fast & curve balls etc., LAB/PIT MIX, 8M old, spayed paid $3,000, used vey little, will female, on heart worm prev., sell for $2,000, (409) 474-1518. free to good home, (409) 7469502. WANT TO BUY! Exercise equipment, stairstepper, treadmill, etc., (409)728-3443.

LOST & FOUND 3 DOGS AT THE BC ANIMAL shelter, 2 with collars, if yours is missing, call 735-8898 to check, leave message they will return call.

PUPPIES! I have 7, mixed breeds (some Lab looking), can’t afford to keep feeding them, free to good homes, (409) 988-9472.

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MISCELLANEOUS 2 LIFT REMOTE BEDS, $35 PACKAGE RATES AVAILABLE ea.; 1 full size bed set, $40; 1 (409) 344-2158 twin all wood bed set, $70; 1 king bed set; $70; 1 antique REFERENCES Singer sewing machine, mint PETS & LIVESTOCK cond., $140; 1 black & silver queen head board, $35, (409) RESCUE DOGS, spayed & neutered, needing good homes. 499-2128. Pet food donations welcome. JUGG’S PITCHING MACHINE, (409) 746-9502.

“Before you write out the check, let us check out the title” Our staff has more than 250 years of combined experience. Let the professionals help you with your next real estate transaction 1-800-273-5031 • 409-883-8495

FIELD WORKERS THE LONGHORN CLUB 5 temporary positions; approx 10 months; Duties: to operate tractors in the fields during the preparation, planting and maintenance of the crop before, during and after the harvesting season. $9.30 per hour; Job to begin on 5/1/12 through 02/28/13. 3 months experience required in sugar cane farming. All work tools provided. Housing and transportation provided to workers who can not reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of the work day; ¾ guaranteed of contract; subsistence expenses to the worksite will be provided by the employer upon completion of 50% of the work contract, or earlier, if appropriate. Employment offered by Patch Farms located Jeanerette, LA. Parish of Iberia. Qualified applicants may call employer for interview (337) 519-3398 or may apply for this position at their nearest State Workforce Agency using job order # 409107. For more info regarding your nearest SWA you may call (409) 839-8045.

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Please apply in person at 108 Texas Ave or e-mail resume to The following positions are available: Room Attendant Housekeeping Supervisor Must have some experience to qualify for Housekeeping Supervisor.




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APARTMENTS $199 MARCH RENT! The Village Apartments in Bridge City is now leasing newly constructed 1/1 apartments, features 800 sq. ft. of BEAUTIFUL living space! Ceramic Tile floors, plush carpet, dishwasher, washer and dryer (full size) included, grbage disposal, built-in microwave, designer ceiling fans in all rooms, oversize garden tub/shower, HUGE walk-in closets, all fixtures in antique bronze, energy saver appliances, Low E windows,award winning management and on site 24 hour maintenance, property located on dead-end street, we accept all major credit/debit cards for your convenience, please call for more info at (409) 735-7696 or 474-9731.

1/1 IN NICE NEIGHBORHOOD in BC, cathedral ceilings w/ tract lighting, ceiling fans, all S.S. appliances, granite counter tops, self cleaning oven, dish washer, bathroom has linen closet and built-in vanity, all ceramic tile floors, all living areas downstairs, black spiral staircase leads to loft bedroom, new CA/H, nice patio and yard, concrete parking and patio, yard maintenance included, 500 monthly + $300 dep. + elec. & water, call (409) 735-6277 or 6+26-1968 for an appointment to see. (ss) THE VILLAS AT COW Bayou located at 3650 Fish Hook in Bridge City, now has 1$2 bedroom openings! Enjoy comfortable living in a quiet, secluded surrounding. Located in the

Large 2/1 Apt. in Orange

ceiling fans, hardwood floors, living & dinning, All appliances included, plus w&d. No utilities paid. $640/mo. & $500 dep. Call Christine at: 886-7776 or 779-6580.

Bridge City School District with convenient access to Orange, Port Arthur and Mid-County areas, we are close to all area refineries! Covered parking, washer/dryer connections are provided. We supply your City of Bridge City water, trash & sewer! Please call today and ask about our move-in special! Move-in by January 31st, 2012 and we will take $250.00 off of your first month! Call to make an appointment for your personal tour! 409-735-8803. DOUGLAS OAKS LOCATED at 604 Douglas Street in Bridge

Apt. in Orange

1bd/1ba, FULLY FURNISHED, All appliances included, plus w&d. No utilities paid. $650/mo. $500 dep. Call Christine: 886-7776 or 779-6580.

Avail. May 1.

City, now has 1&2 bedroom opening. Enjoy comfortable living in a quiet, secluded surrounding. Located in Bridge City school district with convenient access to Orange, Port Arthur and Mid-County areas, we are close to all area refineries. Garage/Covered parking, washer/dryer connections are provided. We supply water, trash & sewer! Please call today for your personal tour! 409-920-1692. MAGNOLIA TRACE APTS. in Bridge City. Very nice and updated downstirs apartment available, 2/1 w/ laundry room inside. Quiet neighborhood but walking distance to major grocery store, fast food restaurants. We are locally owned, and take pride in our apartments. Call (409) 8861737, and leave message. COMMERCIAL AUTOMOTIVE BUILDING on Border st., Orange, Re/Max Platinum (409) 738-3000, call Jackie Crow at (409) 9202238 for more information. OFFICE SPACE FOR LEASE 2000 squarefoot office facility for lease as 1301 S. MLK in Orange. 4 offices, large conference room, reception area, kitchen w/eating area,

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BRIDGE CITY 3/1/2, very nice home, partial brick exterior, spacious living room, clean and neat, No Indoor Pets, fenced yard, available 4/1/12, $950 monthly + $950 dep., (409) 735-3369. (3/28) WOCCISD - 3-2-2, quiet neighborhood, CA/H, fenced back yard, lrg. storage bldg., $1,000 mo./ $1,000 dep. References required. 409745-3782 or 409-670-3164. BRIDGE CITY 3/1/1, 156 Champagne Dr., next to High School, references req., No Pets, $850 monthly + $500 dep., (409) 540-2205 after 3 PM or 7109-8636. BRIDGE CITY 3/2, ready to move in now! has extras nursery room, fenced yard, CA/H, appliances furnished, references and deposit required,

1000 Harvey, BC Charming estate on approx. 5.5 acres in BCISD. This 3,698 sq. ft. home has high ceilings, crown molding throughout, master suite down with his/her closets, Jacuzzi and separate tile shower in bath also have custom cabinets and Granite. Chef kitchen includes stainless steel appliances, double oven, triple door refrig., eleven ft. Granite island, all custom cabinets w/ special lighting accents. Separate breakfast nook, utility room, spacious den, wood burning fireplace, separate living room. Upstairs, 3 bedrooms, bath, office, lots of storage. Mother in law attached apt. has 642 sq. ft. with custom cabinets in Kit., bath, walk -in closet. Covered porches, Pergola enhanced garden area, barn, stocked pond in pasture area, possible Owner finance w/ 20% down.

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33- TRAVEL TRAILER, X-Clean, elec. and water furnished, CA/H, $500 monthly + $350 dep., (409) 626-0659. BC AREA , as little as $30 daily for rooms, M.H.’s by day or week, starting at $30 a day or weekly, 735-8801 or 7347771. (cctfn) ‘06, 2/2 & 2/1 IN OFISD, 1 block from schools, Large lot, W./D hookups, No Pets, $425 & $400 monthly + dep., (409) 720-8699 or 735-6701. (3/28) 2/1 M.H. W/CA/H, 40’, water furnished, $550 monthly + $350 dep. + electric, (409) 626-0659. RV OR M. H. SPACE for rent, 2 bedroom M.H. and 1 bedroom RV also for rent, we pay all utilities or you pay elec. (409) 626-0659. (3/21) HOME SALES 4/2/2 IN LCMISD, 1717 Greenbriar ave., screened in patio, corner lot, $95,000, (409) 883-8389. 3/2/2 in BC. 127 Donald Street. Energy Star home built by Mike Johnson, split floorplan, granite counter tops, SS appliances, custom cabinets. $189,000. Call Craig at 409988-1994. CUTE 2/1/1 IN ORANGE,1,059 sq. ft. home, fully furnished, nice covered patio to relax on, fully fenced back yard w/ out building, Re/ Max Platinum (409) 738-3000, call Jackie Crow at (409) 9202238 for more information. NICE 4/2/2 IN BRIDGE CITY, 1,390 sq. ft. home, fully fenced, acerage size is .685. Re/Max Platinum (409) 738-3000, call Jackie Crow at (409) 920-2238 for more information. 3/2 PORT ARTHUR HOME, 2,200 sq. ft., formal living & dining rooms, utility rm., kitchen has 10’ breakfast bar, bonus room off kitchen, lots

of storage, security system, home sits on a 100’ x 300’ lot, fenced back yard, No Owner Finace, $75,000, call (409) 720-9463 for more info. 3/2/2 IN BCISD, 380 Quincy, Brick, totally remodeled, spacious home, new carpet in bedrooms, tile throughout, wood burning fireplace in den, landscaped yard, boat storage, shop in back. Owner finance a possibility, $158,000 OBO, for an appointment to see call (409) 735-6231 or 748-0081.

LAND & LOTS QUAIL TRAILS 3, LCMISD, 3.735 acres, ready to move on, MSUD water and sewer, mobiles and horses OK, COUNTRYLAND PROPERTIES, LLC, (409) 745-1115. (3/28) 23 ACRES, livestock & mobiles OK, LCMISD, MMUD water & sewer available, wooded and quiet, COUNTRYLAND PROPERTIES, LLC, (409) 745-1115. (3/28) HWY 12, MAURICEVILLE, 10 acre tracts, livestock and mobiles OK, MMUD water and sewer available, COUNTRYLAND PROPERTIES, LLC, (409) 745-1115. (3/28)

AUTOMOBILES ‘98 FORD TAURUS: motor, 3.0 V-6, asking $350 OBO; Whole car, $500, for more info call (409) 221-9996. ‘06 SUBARU LEGACY (OUTBACK), silver, 58K miles, 4 dr., excellent cond. except one tiny dent on Dr. side back behind door, 1 owner, always kept in garaGE, HEATED FRONT SEATS, ELEC. w/seats, side shields on side windows. $14,000 OBO, (614) 483-8075.

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Notice is hereby given that original Letters Administration for the Estate of ROBERT LEE BREAUX, Deceased, were issued on March 6, 2012, in Cause No. P16076, pending in the County Court at Law of Orange County, Texas, to: Mark Allen Breaux. All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them to the undersigned within the time and in the manner prescribed by law.

c/o THE LAW OFFICE OF TOMMY GUNN Attorney at Law 202 S. Border Street Orange, Texas 77630 DATED the 6th day of March, 2012

Tommy Gunn TOMMY GUNN State Bar No.: 08623700 Attorney at Law 202 S. Border Street Orange, Texas 77630 Telephone: (409) 882-9990 Facsimile: (409) 882-0613

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The petition Thelma Victoria Marie, Petitioner, was filed Theof Record Newspapers in the County Courty at02/17/10 Law #2 of Orange County, Texas, on March 2, 2012, against Angel Marcial Resendez, numbered 120230-D, and entitled IN THE INTEREST OF A CHILD. PLEASE FAX ANY Melanie Ann Matthews and Coby Michael Matthews. The suit requests ORIGINAL PETITION FOR TERMINATION AND CORRECTIONS BY ADOPTION OF STEPCHILD.

5 P.M. MONDAY The date and place of birth of the child/ren who are the subject of the suit: to 735-7346 Thanks, GARISON MARCIAL RESENDEZ BORN MAY 12, 2008 Debbie IN PORT ARTHUR, TEXAS

The Court has authority in this suit to enter any judgment or decree in the child/ren's interest FAXwhich will be binding upon you, including the termination of the parent-child relationship, the # 735-7346 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, 2012. VICKIE EDGERLY, District Clerk Orange County, Texas

‘06 FORD F-250, Turbo Diesel, crew cab, 146K miles, new tires, A/C works, Automatic, PW/L, $13,500 OBO, (409) 735-3782 or 3630330. PUBLIC NOTICES: GOLDEN TRIANGLE TOUGHLOVE is a self help parents support group for parents of children displaying unacceptable behavior. Meets every Tues. at 7 pm. at Immaculate Conception education building, 4100 Lincoln (corner of Lincoln & Washington) in Groves. For more information call 9620480. AT. ST. PAUL UNITED METHODIST you can experience the warmth of friendly people, beautiful music, and inspiring sermons. Join us at 1155 W. Roundbunch Rd., BC each Sunday at 8:15 AM or 10:45 AM for worship experience at 9:30 AM for Sunday School. You’ll be glad you came, and so will we!




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NOON 3/2/3CP, Ofisd, TUESDAY 1 1/2 to 735-7346 story home on 2.24 acres, all appliances Thanks. (including Washer & Dryer), some furniture, CA/H, 30’ x 30’ shop, On Hwy 1442 N. of IH-10 Reduced FAXto $189,500. # 735-7346

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The name and address of the attorney for Plaintiff otherwise the address of Plaintiff is: Alan Sanders, Attorney at Law Sanders & Sanders Law, LLP 707 W. Front Ave.; Orange, Texas 77630 P.O. Box 519; Orange, Texas 77631-0519

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‘08 DODGE DAKOTA, 4 dr., V-6, very clean, low miles, $17,500 OBO, call Ray @ (409) 745-4059.

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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 10:00 A.M. on the Monday Enlarged forbyproofing. next following the expiration daysxafter you were served Actual size:of120col. 4.5" this citation and petition, a default judgement may be taken against you.

TO: KIMBERLY J. STOVALL, individually and in her capacity as a Known Heir of Geraldine C. Quigley, Deceased 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 forty-two days from the date of issuance of this citation and petition, a default judgement may be taken against you. You are hereby commanded to appear by filing a written answer to the Plaintiff's Petition at or before 10:00 A.M. on the Monday next after the expiration of forty-two days after the date of issuance of this citation the same being APRIL 23, 2012. Said ANSWER may be filed at the District Clerk's Office at the Orange County Courthouse, 801 W. Division Ave., or by mailing it to 801 W. Division Ave., Orange, Texas 77630. Said Plaintiff's Original Petition was filed and docketed in the Honorable 163rd DISTRICT COURT of Orange County, Texas at the District Clerk's Office at the Orange County Courthouse 801 W. Division Ave., Orange, Texas on February 3, 2012 in the following styled and numbered case: CAUSE NO. B120038-C; PAUL CORMIER DEVELOPMENT CO. V. GERALDINE C. QUIGLEY, DECEASED, the KNOWN HEIRS OF GERALDINE C. QUIGLEY, DECEASED and the UNKNOWN HEIRS OF GERALDINE C. QUIGLEY, DECEASED.

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‘T R U C K S & VA N S ‘92 CHEVROLET P.U., auto, 350 V-8, runs good, $1,295, (409) 594-8293.

‘96 BAYLINER, 18.5’, 120 Force outboard, runs perfect, new drive rod, 75

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HONDA REBEL 250, runs good, with extra parts bike, $1,200 takes all, (409) 221-7126.

BOAT, MOTOR & TRAILER for sale. motor needs repair. make reasonable offer. 409-313-1932.



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hours, needs a little cleaning, $2,500, (409) 5533332.

CRISIS CENTER. Rape and crisis center of S.E. Texas needs volunteer advocares to provide direct services to survivors of sexual assault in a medical setting. Comprehensive training is provided, Anyone interested should contact the Crisis Center at (409) 832-6530. Miss your paper? Call (409) 735-5305 Mon. Tues. Thurs. or Fri.



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large storage area, file room or library, handicap toilets, new paint, cosmetics and alarm system. As many as 10 parking spaces. Landlord pays for water, leaser pays for elect. Quiet surroundings, well maintained, excellent part of Orange. Contact owner at 409-886-3410 or 409-3510089.

The suit requests a Money Judgement on a Real Estate Purchase Agreement ("Contract") in the original amount of $13,600.00 dated January 7, 1998, in which the Buyer under the Contract was Geraldine C. Quigley and Kimberly J. Stovall, and also requests an order permitting non-judicial foreclosure of the Property made the subject of the Contract located in Orange County, Texas to wit:

THE STATE OF TEXAS TO: THE KNOWN HEIRS OF GERALDINE C. QUIGLEY, (DECEASED), WHOSE WHEREABOUTS ARE Enlarged forbut proofing. UNKNOWN, including not limited to Kimberly J. Actual size: 2X4.25” Stovall, and to THE UNKNOWN HEIRS OF GERALDINE C. QUIGLEY (DECEASED): YOU HAVE BEEN SUED. You may employ an attorney. If To be published in you or your attorney do not file a written answer with the clerk The Record who issued this citationNewspapers by 10:00 A.M. on the Monday next following the expiration of forty-two days from the date of issuance of this citation and petition, a default judgement may be PLEASE FAX ANY taken against you. You are hereby commanded to appear by filing a written CORRECTIONS BY answer to the Plaintiff's Petition at or before 10:00 A.M. on the Monday next after theMONDAY expiration of forty-two days after the date 5 P.M. of issuance of this citation the same being APRIL 23, 2012. to 735-7346 Said ANSWER may be filed at the District Clerk's Office at the Orange County Courthouse, 801 W. Division Ave., or Thanks. by mailing it to 801 W. Division Ave., Orange, Texas 77630. Said Plaintiff's Original Petition was filed and docketed in the Honorable 163rd DISTRICT COURT of Orange County, Texas at the District Clerk's Office at the Orange County Courthouse 801 W. Division Ave., Orange, Texas on February 3, 2012 in the following styled and numbered case: CAUSE NO. B120038-C; PAUL CORMIER DEVELOPMENT CO. V. GERALDINE C. FAX QUIGLEY, DECEASED, the KNOWN HEIRS OF GERALDINE # 735-7346 C. QUIGLEY, DECEASED and the UNKNOWN HEIRS OF GERALDINE C. QUIGLEY, DECEASED. The name and address of the attorney for Plaintiff otherwise the address of Plaintiff is: Alan Sanders, Attorney at Law Sanders & Sanders Law, LLP 707 W. Front Ave.; Orange, Texas 77630 P.O. Box 519; Orange, Texas 77631-0519 The suit requests a Money Judgement on a Real Estate Purchase Agreement ("Contract") in the original amount of $13,600.00 dated January 7, 1998, in which the Buyer under the Contract was Geraldine C. Quigley and Kimberly J. Stovall, and also requests an order permitting non-judicial foreclosure of the Property made the subject of the Contract located in Orange County, Texas to wit:

Lot #8 and #9, OIL PATCH (Exxon Street) containing 1.00 acres out of the WM. Dyson, A-8 Survey, Orange County, Texas

Lot #8 and #9, OIL PATCH (Exxon Street) containing 1.00 acres out of the WM. Dyson, A-8 Survey, Orange County, Texas

ISSUED AND GIVEN under my hand and seal of the Court at Orange, Texas, on March 6, 2012.

ISSUED AND GIVEN under my hand and seal of the Court at Orange, Texas, on March 6, 2012.

VICKIE EDGERLY, District Clerk Orange County, Texas

VICKIE EDGERLY, District Clerk Orange County, Texas

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Check for answers next week! ACROSS 1. *Usually second half of “Law & Order” 6. Nada 9. Do, re or mi 13. All plants and animals 14. Dental group 15. _____ of Honor 16. On the move

17. Scottish hero Rob 18. Egg-shaped object 19. *What survivors and losers have in common 21. Often considered wise 23. Makes feathers stick 24. “The ____ of Life,” movie 25. Pipe material

GARAGE SALES LEONARD DUHON AT L & L COIN can offer you a great deal on your gold and silver. Stop by L & L Coin, located at 1922 Strickland in Orange. Call 409-330-7882 for more information. WED. - SAT. (no day given), 9410 STONEWOOD DR., OF, No Early Birds, 8 till 2. Clothes, household items, Much More. FRI. & SAT., 135 FARM DR., BC, 8 till 6. Lots of quilting material, scrapbooking stuff, misc. FRI. & SAT., 2928 WESTERN AVE, W.O., 7 till noon. 2 Families, lots of good stuff! SAT., 135 CANVASBACK COURT, BC/ORG. in Waterwood, off Hwy 62 behind Snappy’s, 7 till noon. Household items, dishes, silverware, books, furniture, Jeep accessories, bedding, shop vac., Camo seat covers for ford truck, Misc. SAT., 945 W. ROUNDBUNCH RD., BC, St. Mark’s Lutheran Church “LUCK OF THE IRISH” garage sale and bake sale. 10:30 till ? Links, Hot Dogs, Chips, Drinks, something for everyone! SAT., 6585 Sagebrush behind Cypress Bayou - 7:30 a.m. - Toys, Baby Stuff, Boy Clothes, Household items, furniture FRI. & SAT., 1/4 mile North of Hwy 12 on Hwy 62 in Mauriceville. Starts at noon on Fri., ends at noon on Sat. Glassware, furniture, light fixtures, collectables, mens & laides clothes - all ages... some new, lots of misc.

28. Forbidden 30. Crushed grain of various cereals 35. *What “CSI” does on CBS on Wed. nights 37. Original Cohiba producer 39. It’s delayed in summer 40. Christmas season 41. *In search of an apprentice 43. Italian money 44. Remote in manner 46. Attorney’s bargain 47. Disparaging remark 48. Praying insect 50. Not in favor of 52. Printing unit, pl. 53. Scoff 55. *They know drama? 57. *What Aguilera judges 59. *One show has 60 of these 63. Laughing predator 65. *Everybody used to love this actor 67. Visual or picture 68. Related to oats 69. Overnight lodging 70. Water wheel 71. “Odyssey,” e.g. 72. Approximated landing time 73. *He was the dad in “Family Ties” DOWN 1. Type of ski lift 2. “____ and shine!” 3. Tiny amount 4. Like Tower of Pisa 5. Cowboy’s rope catcher

Last Week’s Answers 6. “Not a” or “never a” 7. *Bachelor’s last words? 8. Extra shirt, e.g. 9. *Actress Campbell, formerly of “Party of Five” 10. Smell 11. Mai ___ 12. Old age, archaic 15. *Like the Pritchetts 20. Parcel of land 22. Drumstick 24. Shaped like a tube 25. *Flight’s glory days 26. Oscar nominee _____ Davis 27. Famous king of Thebes 29. Stomach reflex 31. Rembrandt’s medium 32. Nimble

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Spinnerbaits shine in dirty water OUTDOORS WEEKLY CAPT. CHUCK UZZLE

For The Record

Any tackle geek knows they are the next great weapon in the angling arsenal, saltwater spinnerbaits have come to the coast and the redfish have a new enemy. They come in array of different colors and each one does a little something different that sets it apart from the competition. Truth be told there are two basic styles and they both do a great job catching fish. The most common style is the “safety pin” style, famous in bass fishing circles and the one most known by Texas anglers. The other is the “in line” version, a recruit from the north that was made famous on walleye lakes. Both of these baits have come to the tackle forefront and are producing excellent catches of several saltwater species, most notably redfish. For many years several of the guides on Sabine Lake, including myself, fished clients on both Sam Rayburn and Toledo Bend as well as Sabine. Over the years we found several baits that crossed the line from fresh to salt and produced in both environments. Plugs like the Ratl-trap, Rogue, tube jigs and others stayed in our tackle boxes no matter where we fished. The spinnerbait joined that list when we found out we could catch largemouth bass and redfish in the same brackish water marshes that surround our area. Many times while night fishing on the Sabine River we caught mixed stringers containing both bass and redfish, the bait worked so well we turned our friends and clients onto the program. Now the rest of the fishing world has come to know the secret that many Louisiana anglers have known for years, the spinnerbait has a place in saltwater. The typical pattern for using spinnerbaits in saltwater involves off colored water where sight

fishing is difficult. The thump or vibration that blades put out is a top choice fish finding tool. Not only does the spinnerbait vibration make it easier to find fish you can cover plenty of water with the bait as well. A perfect example would be the “speed method” that B.A.S.S. angler Kevin Van Damm applies, he makes hundreds more cast than other guys on tour because he fishes his spinnerbaits so aggressively. By covering so much water you can rule unproductive areas quicker and with more confidence. Now the spinnerbait can also be used in the clear water as well, they will catch fish in these conditions also. In the marshes around Sabine and Calcasieu we will routinely throw spinnerbaits at redfish we can see. A favorite technique is to pull the spinnerbait up to the fish and vary the retrieve by either allowing the bait to fall or “helicopter” down or to twitch the bait causing the skirt to flare out and mimic a wounded fish. Both of those techniques will result in bone jarring strikes from hungry redfish. Now there are several different things you can do to an average spinnerbait that will make it more attractive to redfish. The most common is to remove the synthetic rubber skirt and replace it with a soft plastic; something with a paddle type tail is preferable. The combination of the blades and the paddle tail will put out extra vibration and the profile will look like a small shad or mullet, a winning formula to say the least. If you use a skirted spinnerbait you can also add a foam earplug or piece of sponge along the shank of the hook, this will add profile, buoyancy, and also hold any type of scent or attractant much longer. The spinnerbait is an age old lure that has found a home in saltwater and should also have a home in your tackle box. Give them a try because they will certainly make you a better and more productive angler.

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