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County Record Vol. 53 No. 01

The Community Newspaper of Orange, Texas

Week of Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Firestone strikers to return to work

Debby Schamber For The Record

As of Tuesday, workers with Firestone who have been on strike, are going back to work without a contract, according to Richard Landry, Staff Representative with the United Steel Workers Union. However, they are waiting on approval from the company. Landry also commented and said they are still negotiating the terms of the con-

Eggsactly what you’re looking for Penny Leleux

For The Record

The Easter Bunny is ready for several Easter egg hunts. The City of Orange’s annual egg hunt will be held on Good Friday, at the boat ramp on Simmons Drive. Activities start at 9 a.m. and the Easter egg hunt will start promptly at 10 a.m. The event is free including: food, balloons, face painting, prizes, and photos taken by our photographer, or photos can be taken with your personal camera. There will be three age groups for the egg hunt: 0-3, 4-6 and 7-8 years of age. Saturday several hunts will be held at local churches. West Orange Christian


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tract. The United Steel Workers Union, Local 836, representing 108 members, have been on strike against Firestone Polymers located at 5713 Fm 1006 in Orange. Workers were at the gates of the plant beginning March 18 and two of the workers held signs and paced back and forth across the driveway. According to Richard Landry, staff representative, it is against the law in Texas to “mass picket.” Therefore, the workers alternate carrying the signs. The last time workers with USW Local 836 picketed was in 1993. There are two main reasons why they chose to strike which are health care and wages, Landry said. The workers want the right to be able to negotiate their co-pay, deductible and premium amounts on their insurance plans. The insurance deductible recently proposed by Firestone has tripled in costs to the workers, Landry said. However, the insurance company is not new to Firestone, since the corporation has been using the plan, but Orange has not had the same program. “What we are saying is that we want the right to sit at the table and achieve a fair deal,” Landry said. Their other source of contention was the amount of the annual cost of living raises which is two percent. The annual raises are part of the contract. “We are willing to consider any proposal, but two percent is not enough,” Landry said. The strike will continue as long as needed, Landry said. It has been our goal throughout the negotiation process to achieve a contract that is in the best interest of the local union members, will allow our company to compete in the global marketplace, and will ensure that as a company we are profitable now and in the long term. We believe that the contract offered to the USW would have moved the Orange, Texas plant toward those

goals. Firestone Polymers remains committed to searching for and achieving a mutually acceptable resolution of all is-

sues at the bargaining table,” according to a statement from Firestone Polymers. Firestone Polymers celebrated its 50th year of opera-

tion in Orange in 2007. In 1957, the plant opened and began operation by producing butadiene for the polymer industry. The Orange facility is

said to be an industry leader in the production of Polybutadiene rubber.


Kree nears American Idol Kree Harrison inches closer weekly to winning American Idol Debby Schamber For The Record


ree Harrison is inching closer to becoming the next American Idol. Harrison is said to have “nailed” the Beatles song, “With a Little Help From My Friends.” But, the night was extra special since her aunt, Penny Harrison, was able to attend the show. “It was really neat getting to be there,” Penny Harrison said. After Harrison finished her song, Idol judge, Keith Urban, stood up and turned around to comment to Penny Harrison. “He said, I love her,” said Penny Harrison of Urban’s comments. “I told him, we do too.” Urban replied, “I can tell.” Ryan Seacrest, the show’s host, also gave a “shout out” acknowledging the presence of Penny Harrison and her husband. Penny Harrison said she also met other family members of the contestants and the other contestants as well. “Everyone was really nice,” Penny Harrison said. Harrison, 22, who is a Southeast Texas native, but currently resides in Nashville has people listening for her one-of-a kind voice. In the 8th grade she briefly attended school in Bridge City and lived in other local cities before leaving to pursue her dreams. Her parents grew up in Bridge City. Harrison had a rough start to her life with the loss of her father in an airplane crash when she was 12 years old. She was forced to face another tragedy when her mother died four years later. The singer took to song writing to express her emo-

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Kree Harrison, a former Orange County native, has made it to into the top eight finalists of American Idol.

Educators monitor Texas legislature Debby Schamber For The Record

Texas educators are keeping an eye on legislators to see how their decisions on education are handled and what effects they may have on the future of testing and funding. The three upcoming bills being debated are HB 5, SB 3 and SB 1734. The focus points are accountability, graduation plan reform and funding. Bridge City Superintendant Mike King recently spent time in Austin with legislators and other educators addressing the needs of the schools and students. Rep. Jimmie Don Aycock debated on the House floor Tuesday HB 5 which is a much needed legislation to make improvements to the current

state graduation and assessment systems. The bill is most beneficial to students because it reduces overemphasis of high-stakes testing by reducing the number of required end-of-course exams from 15 to 5. SB 1724, although similar, is written by State Senator Dan Patrick, the chairman of the Senate Education Committee, calls for students in the Foundation Diploma and those with the Career and Business endorsement to take 5 tests in total, with the passage of four required for graduation. Students seeking the STEM, Humanities, or Distinguished endorsement would take six tests with passage of five tests required for graduation. The


Weight management classes offered It’s not too late to join the weight management and diabetes prevention classes offered Wednesdays at Baptist Orange Hospital. The 16 week course that began Jan. 9 will continue through May 8. Afterwards there is a commitment to monthly support group classes for a year. The cost is $5 per person per class. Scholarships are available. Classes will educate adults to make healthier choices one day at a time. Look and feel better and learn nutrition for the prevention of diseases. Call AgriLIFE extension office at 409-882-7010 to preregister. Classes meet in the fifth floor classroom at the hospital.

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OC Relay for Life to hold monthly Team Captain meetings The Orange County Relay for Life will holding monthly Team Captain meetings at the Lamar State College – Orange Wilson Building, Room 101. Team captain meetings are scheduled for Monday, April 22. Individuals or teams interested in becoming involved with this event are invited to attend the meeting and register on-line at









Holy Week, Easter services Penny LeLeux For The Record

The Record Newspapers wishes all of Orange County a Happy Easter. This is the holiest week of the year for Christians. Listed are just a few local services to be held this week at several area churches. Feel free to visit the church of your choice. All visitors are welcome. Catholic: St. Mary will host a Mass of the Lords Supper at 6:30 p.m. Thursday with adoration of the Eucharist afterwards until 10 p.m. in the chapel. The passion, veneration of the cross and communion service will be at 3 p.m. Good Friday, with Stations of the Cross at 6 p.m. Easter Vigil mass begins at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Easter Sunday mass will be held at 7 and 10 a.m. St. Mary Catholic Church is located at 912 W. Cherry Ave. St. Henry will have mass at 7 p.m., Thursday; a Good Friday service, no mass, is scheduled at 3 p.m., Friday. Saturday Vigil begins at 8 p.m. Easter Sunday mass will be held at 8 and 10:30 a.m. St. Henry is located at 475 W. Roundbunch in Bridge City. St. Helen will hold a Seder meal at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Thursday confessions will be heard 8-10 a.m. Eucharist of the Lord’s Last Supper with washing of the disciples feet will be held at 6:30 p.m. Adoration of the Blessed will continue until midnight. On Good Friday, the Stations of the Cross will be observed at 3 p.m., followed by the liturgy of the Passion. Holy Saturday will begin with confessions 7:30-8:15 p.m. and Vigil Service at 8:30 p.m. There will be no 4:30 p.m. mass on Saturday. On Easter Sunday, mass and Baptisms will be at 8 a.m. with an additional mass at 11 a.m. United Methodist: Faith United Methodist Church will host Easter celebration services beginning with Holy Thursday Communion at 7 p.m. They will host a Good Friday Tenebrae Service at 7 p.m. Easter Sunrise service

will be held at 7 a.m. on Sunday, with a breakfast to follow. Sunday school for all ages will start at 9:30 a.m. with the Sunday worship service beginning at 10:50 a.m. Other activities include Faith Kidz for children 5 years old to fifth grade from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. on Wednesdays and STAND25 for sixth through 12th grade from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. Faith UMC is located at 8608 MLK Jr. Drive in Orange. For more information, please call 409-866-1291 or log on to First United Methodist Church of Orange will present their Wesley Player’s production of “The Living Last Supper” at 7 p.m. on Thursday at in the Praise Center at 503 Fifth Street in Orange. The Wesley Players’ cast includes Rico Vasquez, Kevin Doss, Justin Sanders, Al Vasquez, Doug Rogers, Chris Abshire, James Rogers, Kenneth Wiemers, John Warren, Paul Burch and others. Each of the disciples will quicken and speak their mind in light of Jesus’ revelation to them, just a moment earlier, that “one of you will betray me.” This was the perspective from which DaVinci painted the original fresco four hundred years ago in Milan, Italy. The performance is presented free of charge to the public as a Holy Week worship opportunity and is less than an hour in length. Holy Communion will be served to all believers and followers of Jesus Christ who wish to receive it at the conclusion of the performance. The United Methodist communion is always open to all believers, regardless of denomination or even lack of the same. Easter Sunday, First United will hold services at 8, 9 and 11 a.m. Breakfast will be served

Eggsactly for Easter Church will host an Easter Egg Hunt at 10 a.m. The church is located at 900 Lansing St. in Orange. For more information, please call 409-779-3440 or check out their website at First Baptist Church Orangefield will host and egg hunt and lunch 10 a.m.- noon, rain or shine, Saturday. The church is located at 9788 F.M. 105. Liberty Baptist Church offers Eggastravaganza at 10:45noon Saturday at the church grounds located at 2717 W. Roundbunch in Bridge City. Enjoy food, fun and eggs.

9-10:30 a.m. St. Paul United Methodist Church will hold services Wednesday, Thursday and Good Friday at 7 p.m. A sunrise service will be held at 6:30 Sunday with breakfast served at 7 a.m. They will also hold Sunday services at 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. The church is located at 1155 W. Roundbunch Road in Bridge City. Call 409-7355546 for more information. Baptist: First Baptist Bridge City will host a Wednesday service at 6:30 p.m. and choir practice at 7:30 p.m. First Baptist Orangefield will have an outdoor service at 8 a.m. Sunday morning with breakfast following. Sunday school will be at 9:15 a.m. and a Cantata at 10:30 a.m. Non-denominational Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center in Orange will host an Easter Sunrise Service at 6:30 a.m. on Sunday. The service will be led by Pastor Eddie Lee Smith of New Beginnings Church Outreach Ministry with music provided by the New Beginnings Choir of Orange. The public is invited to enjoy free admission for the service and visitors are welcome to bring lawn chairs for seating. Following the service, attendees may enjoy a complimentary stroll through the gardens until 9 a.m. Located at 2111 West Park Avenue, Shangri La is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 409-670-9113 or visit www. The Cowboy Church of Orange County will hold its annual sunrise service at 7 a.m. on Easter Sunday. It will be held outdoors, behind the church, below a hill where a large wooden cross stands. Attendees are asked to bring lawn chairs. The public is invited to attend. Coffee, juice, and donuts will be available after the service. The church is located at 673 FM 1078, just off of Hwy. 62, about one mile north of IH-10. For more information, contact Pastor Dale Lee at 409-718-0269.

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McDonald Memorial Baptist Church invites the community to an Easter egg hunt/ community picnic at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, at Alford-Seale Park on Western Ave. in West Orange. A free lunch will follow the egg hunt. Bring your lawn chairs and Easter baskets. Cowboy Church of Orange County will host an egg hunt 1-3 p.m., Saturday on the church grounds located at 673 FM 1078. There will be free hotdogs and lemonade, crafts, cookie decorating, moonwalk, face painting and thousands of

treat filled eggs. The egg hunt begins at 1:30. There will be prizes. The public is invited. St. Paul United Methodist Church will be hosting an Easter Carnival 3-5 p.m. Saturday at the church located at 1155 West Roundbunch in Bridge City. They will have over 2500 eggs to hunt, face painting, cake walk, horse rides, petting zoo and more. St. Paul is located at 1155 W. Roundbunch Road in Bridge City. Contact the church for more information at 409-735-5546.

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History repeats for German LC student Debby Schamber For The Record

History is known to repeat itself and sometimes it’s for a good reason. Such is the story of an exchange student who was in Southeast Texas in 1986 and 27 years later, her son has returned to live with the same family she did so long ago. In 1986, Steve and Dale Carlton, of Little Cypress, decided to be a host family for the student exchange program. At the time, they had Eryn, 8, and four-year-old and Brint. After interviews and a home inspection, they were set to receive their first student to live with them for a year. The supervisor of the program gave them several pictures and applications of students so that they could choose one to fit best with their family. Eryn saw the picture of a 16year- old German student named Antje Ohligschlaeger, who was from Cologne, Germany and immediately decided she was the one. It wasn’t long before Eryn would be anxiously awaiting the arrival of her new “big sister.” During the summer of 1986, Anjte flew to Texas to join the Carlton family. She was enrolled in Little Cypress-Mauriceville ISD for her senior year. At the end of the year, with a large teddy bear she tearfully boarded the plane and left her American family behind. She left with her memories of the place she “truly loved” and a newly acquired word — “y’all.” Anjte vowed to keep in touch with her “family” and friends here in the U.S. Anjte returned to Germany, and eventually became a flight attendant for Lufthansa Airlines which enabled her to continue to return to Texas for visits. The Carltons enjoyed their experience so much they had two other German exchange students, Christian Stollenwerk and Nadine Eschrich, who came stay with them over the years. They have made many trips to Germany to visit them too. It has been a great experience for the Carlton family to see how other people live and what other countries are like compared to here. “Being a host family for all of the students has been a wonderful experience, and we consider all of them a very big part of our family,” Dale Carlton said. “Going over to visit with all of them has been so much fun because they plan everything for us and know all the best places to go.” Time passed and Anjte had a family of her own and they all would often say one day her

Kayne Williams, 14, of Little Cypress, and the son of German student named Antje Ohligschlaeger, 14-year-old Enzo is following in her footsteps by attending school and staying with Steve and Dale Carlton during his visit to the U.S.

children would follow in her footsteps and come to Orange, Texas. They too would become “Texans.” Over the past few months, they made plans for Anjte’s 14-year-old son, Enzo, to come stay with the Carlton family. Enzo began learning English in the fourth grade and his school principal agreed to let him come to Texas to further his education on the English language. His parents also wanted him to have a grasp of the English language. Arrangements were made with the Little Cypress-Mauriceville School District to allow him to visit the LCM Junior High during his stay. But, Enzo will stay with the Cartlons for about two weeks instead of a year. However, he may decide to come back and stay longer. Once again, history has a way of repeating itself. When Antje was in high school, she became friends with Angie Hebert. Angie later married Kevin Williams and they have a son, Kayne who attends LCM Junior High. Kayne has been assisting Enzo during his time at junior high. Enzo goes with him to classes. “I think it is pretty amazing that 27 years ago, Antje and Angie were high school friends and now their two boys are having the same experience,” Dale Carlton said. Enzo quietly observes the students. Some things such as giggling, friendly, girls, and the noisy hallways can be a bit overwhelming. Enzo can understand what is said for the most part, as long as it is said slowly. He also has an app on his phone for translations if necessary. School is different for him. In Germany he

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tions. Harrision got her start on singing before a crowd at the age of three when she sang in church. Becoming a music star was always on her mind. Harrision went on The Rosie O’Donnell Show at eight years old and returned three more times. Lyric Street Records caught wind of this young talent and signed her at the age of 12. But it was short lived and due to creative differences she ended her relationship with the label. “Singing is in her blood,” Penny Harrison said. “She has had talent all her life.” Kree Harrison will need votes from Southeast Texans in addition to across America if she is going to remain a contestant on the popular FOX network series.

Harrison has made her mark on American Idol’s twelfth season and the singer is a part of a strong female field. No matter where her career takes her, it seems like she has definitely left a good impression on her fans. The singer is arguably one of the most popular contestants left on the “Idol” stage. Family members have put out a flyer thanking everyone for their support and asking eveyone to keep voting for Harrison so she can make it to the end and become the next American Idol. The shows airs 7 p.m. Wednesdays on Fox with the results of the voting being 7 p.m. Thursdays. Penny Harrison will continue to hosts a weekly party with friends and family to see Kree perform. At the party she

brings out Kree’s guitar. But, she has decorated in honor of her niece with a wig and sunglasses. She sent a picture to Kree in the form of a text to which she replied that she thought it was “funny.” Penny Harrison will also continue to try and get people to vote. She drives about 1,600 miles a month from Bridge City to locations in Louisiana for her job. As a reminder for all who see her, the windows of her Chevrolet Cobalt are painted with white shoe polish encouraging everyone to vote for Kree. She would also like to encourage Bridge City and Orange businesses to show their support of Harrison by posting on their marquees or in their windows.

starts school at 7:40 and he is released at different times during the week such as 1 p.m. up to 4 p.m. The classes he attends vary on a daily basis. The lunch break is an hour long. Students in Germany can go to the school cafeteria, go home or like teens here, go to McDonalds. But, the local McDonalds is not like here. They serve beer to those over 16 years old. Also, the drinks come up one ice cube and are most likely served warm. But, a favorite is Dr. Pepper although it is difficult to get in Germany. One other notable difference between German restaurants and Southeast Texas is the number of choices and portion size. The U.S. portions are larger. In addition, buffets are unheard of in Germany. Fortunately, Enzo did not have to endure the blistering Southeast Texas heat. When he left home, it was snowing. The warmer Texas temperatures currently are close to what a German summer would be like. Enzo said his German friends are jealous of the warmer temperatures he is getting to enjoy.

But, a benefit of the snow would be able to participate in a fun pastime of snowboarding in Austria which he did right before his travels. During his stay, he has seen many sights such as the South Texas State Fair. But, what may seem ordinary such as four-wheeler riding is one thing he would love to do. Enzo and his siblings ride dirt bikes on the trails near their house. Houses in Germany resemble those here, but refrigerators and motor homes are “huge.” There are other differences such as grocery shopping at one store for all the items needed instead of going to various markets for bread, meat and vegetables. Enzo will have many pictures and memories of his visit when he soon returns to Germany. “Enzo has really enjoyed his stay in Orange and his school experience at LCM Junior High. The faculty and staff of the school has been very supportive,” Dale Carlton said. “I think this is an experience that he will remember forever.”


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The plant manufactures two types of synthetic rubber products. Diene which is their our trade name for polymerized Polybutadiene rubber. It is a high quality product that has become the standard against which such products are measured. Stereon is a trade name for polymerized styrene butadiene di-block and tri-block copolymers. These versatile block copolymers and thermoplastic elastomers can be found in many plastic, rubber, and adhesive products. Attempts to reach Firestone Polymers for additional comment were unsuccessful since calls were not returned.







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HOLY WEEK-- SPECIAL TIME FOR CHRISTIANS Well, it’s come on Easter week. Come Sunday, 40 days of Lent would have flown by, Christy will be able to eat candy again and everyone else who gave up something for Lent will be able to indulge again. The annual Easter cold snap came in a few days early but the wind will move to the south Thursday, after that, with the full moon arriving, it will be just the right time to get a garden planted. If you are a Catholic, you’ll have to wait until Saturday to plant. Old time Catholics don’t dig in the dirt on Good Friday. Maybe today it’s changed. So many things have since I was a boy. Grandma would forbid us to dig on Good Friday and best I recall it had something to do with the Blood of Jesus. I’ll have to ask Anna Bell Rost about that. She is Cajun raised and knows all about that old stuff and Cajun customs. I always look forward to an Easter basket. I don’t always get one but I look forward to it. At least one boiled egg, one chocolate rabbit and maybe a few little yellow peeps in the basket or even a decorated shoe box is all I ask. I hope the Easter bunny comes by your place and deposits a little something. Sunday is a big church day. Many will attend only on Easter Sunday; others go to church on Good Friday. Many places will shut down Friday, most banks, not all, all government buildings and schools. This Holy Week is a good time to review the religious roots that would make your mother proud.*****I’ve got to move on. Come along, I promise it won’t do you no harm. OBAMACARE IS REAL HEALTH PROGRESS Three years after the Affordable Care Act came into effect, it is improving private health insurance coverage and making it more accessible, it’s also strengthening Medicare and slowing the rising medical costs. According to the nonpartisan congressional budget office, projected federal spending on Medicare and Medicaid in 2020 is down 15 percent or $200 billion. That‘s making real progress. The main elements of the law do not kick in until Jan. 1, 2014, when many millions of uninsured people gain coverage. It has already thrown a lifeline to young adults and people with chronic health problems. Last June the U.S. supreme Court gave states permission to opt out of the Medicaid expansion. Fourteen governors have declared that they will not participate. Eleven more are on the fence. More than five million Americans could still be without health coverage in 2014 if Texas does not participate, a move pushed by Gov. Rick Perry. States have a strong incentive to take part. The federal government is committed to pay the full freight for the first three years and 90 percent thereafter. Taxpayers in states like Texas that refuse the money end up supporting other states without reaping any benefits for their own residents. The battle over health care is far from over, yet it’s the nation’s greatest expansion of the medical safety net since Medicare. To refuse its benefits, or continue efforts to repeal ObamaCare, is strictly political and at the deferment of U.S. citizens. KREE MOVING UP ON IDOL Kree Harrison, with strong ties to our area, performs Wednesday evening on FOX. She is already in the top final eight. One contestant is eliminated each Thursday. The Wednesday performance is judged by the public with their votes. “U.S. A. Today” says Kree, who is one of the top talents on the show, may be at a disadvantage as she gets closer to the top because of a smaller voter base. An example of that is Tuesday’s Houston Chronicle that featured a two page lay out on contestant Amber Holcomb, an 18 year old from Spring, TX, located near Houston. Amber was picked eighth last week, Kree came in second. However, the large Houston base of voters plus the backing of a 700,000 circulated newspaper and Houston television audiences can benefit a contestant in large metro areas. Kree must overcome that with talent and by voters who judge on the merits, also what base support she picks up from Southeast Texas. Your vote matters. Please vote for Kree. TURNING BACK THE HANDS OF TIME 15 Years Ago-1998 On April 1, Sam Lucia, a native of Orange and graduate of St. Mary High School, returns to the area as new superintendent of the Bridge City School District. Since 1995 Lucia has been superintendent at the Palestine School District. He and wife Judy will live with his mother while searching for a home. Judy is also a native, and her parents still live in Roselawn. Her sister is county clerk, Karen Jo Vance. *****This coming weekend Snappy’s in B.C. will hold its grand opening. (Editor’s note: Glenda, I can’t believe it, we were 15 years younger and full of pep.)*****J.P. Thibodeaux, a Bridge City native who owns several auto dealerships in Louisiana, has purchased the Austin-Lee dealership on IH-10 in Orange. Clay Higgins will be gener-

al manager. (Editor’s note: J.P. has since died, as has his brothers Lloyd and Gordon, who were raised in Bridge City. Bennis Lee was owner of Austin Lee when it sold.)*****Orange County is looking for a county engineer to replace Pete McKinney. *****Last Saturday, Marialeice Colletti became Mrs. Lester Saucier. *****Friday night, 20/20 will run a feature on the new “resurrection pill.” called Viagra. Everyone is talking about it. Older married women are said to oppose it. (Editor’s note: It’s been 15 years since the “Blue” pill, and the percentage of old men charged with rape hasn’t gone up.)*****Vickie Edgerly, democratic nominee for district clerk, thanks her supporters. *****Inez Hearn, former Bridge City resident, has been named ‘Senior Citizen Worker of the Year’ in Louisiana. She received a plaque and roses from Gov. Foster but she didn’t make the ceremony, she was too busy working. Inez, 79, soon to be 80, is retired from Montgomery Ward after 25 years. She runs a route feeding the elderly. Recently she totaled her car, got another one and saw to it that the old folks got lunch, milk and juice. (Editor’s note: Today, Nez is 94, going on 95 and lives in Bridge City. Janice Overman is her daughter and Ray Hearn her son. She’s one of a kind. I’m glad the Lord put me and Nez down in the same place and gave me the privilege to know her and be her friend.)***** Terri Gauthier and the staff of Total Impressions are excited about the grand opening of Grace Plaza. The ribbon cutting is April 3.*****Jacey Marie Walker celebrated her first birthday March 22.***Zara Killman turned three March 24.***Kaley Patnaude celebrates her eighth birthday March 27. (Editor’s note: Just add 15 years girls. I hope life is good.)*****Voting made easy. You can cast your vote at WalMart. (Editor’s note: In 1998, every effort was made to make voting easy and assessable. Today, around the country, groups are attempting to suppress the vote by making it harder for minorities to vote.) 35 Years Ago-1978 George Easterling has moved to the country (Mauriceville) from Bridge City. Son Roger is teaching school in Houston. Son Ben is a backfield football coach at Ball High in Galveston. His daughter Becky and her husband make their home in Corpus Christi. They’re all expected to come home to Mom and Dad’s for Easter.*****Joe Kazmar moved to a new house this weekend.*****The Doug Harringtons are vacationing in Colorado. Dick Bevins claims that’s why things are quiet in BC.*****Birthday wishes to Skipper Nance who is 30 this week. Also Janet Hall is four on March 28. Gail Rogers notches another year on March 29.*****David and Debbie Fusilier became parents of a baby girl on Monday.******Gordon Harvey is mayor of Bridge City.*****Bill Forte is manager of KOGT.*****”Airport 77: and “Silver Streak” are showing on Liberty Cable Showtime. James Stewart stars in one and Gene Wilder in the other.*****Sandy Sanford announces for West OrangeCove School Board.*****Mike Feagan and Daryll Petry are motorcycle racers.*****Tommy Humphrey catches a 7 pound, 14 ounce bass.*****Deanna Linscomb is manager of the month at Sak-N-Pak #13 on Hwy. 87.*****C.W. Holt is pastor of the West Orange Assembly of God.*****A few CB handles floating around on the airwaves are, Undertaker, Window Buster, Gabby, Lonely Lady, Warrior, Good Times Express, Texas Viking, Lady Porky Pig and Texas Lady. 40 Years Ago-1973 Elizabeth Black is 92 years old and happiest when she is busy working in the soil. She keeps up the flower beds at Green Acres Nursing Home.*****Orange Bank is headquarters for Astros’ tickets.*****Miss Kathleen Cook is Orange Public Librarian.*****Rain, rain, go away. Little Johnny is worn out from playing in the mud.*****Charlie Warner plays baseball for BC High.*****Fred Bailey has a large magnet on a rope to find keys lost in the lake. Last weekend he retrieved Phyllis Dunn’s keys.*****The Cecil Wingate family has a house fire.*****Grover Halliburton is recovering, getting stronger after a heart attack.*****Ace Amodeo, after being away for nine years, is back on the bowling circuit.*****Jim Backus is planning a tour of seven countries; he leaves June 7.*****El Matador Barber and Style Shop features Lewis Gay, Jim Dugas and B. David.*****Ralph Smith solicits your vote for BC Council.*****Jack Brooks Sr. is a candidate for Pinehurst Council.*****Joe Kazmar picks the West Orange Chiefs to win the 10-AAA baseball championship. On the team are Danny Longmier, Ray Pousson and Paul Richardson.*****Kyle’s Fashions is located at Northway Shopping Center. BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK Lou Hillard, Christine “Chrissy” Wright, Margie Babineaux, Nancy Crew, Jordan Harper, Ruth Platt, Sarah Coffey, Dale Forse, Jane Scherer, Billy LeLeux, Mike Roberts, Rayford Spurgeon, Jennifer Kreamer, Dorothy Keith, Jean Jackson, Lindsey Peoples, Rob Butler, Steve Holland, Garrett Gros, Annely Domas, Jason James, Katie May, Kaydee Wingate, Robert Clark Jr., Julie Norwood, Ivalyn Anderson, Julie Walker, Kate Ferguson, Karen Bergeron, Rhonda Ritter-Fenton, Lisa Smith, Terry Stuebing, Cliff Brookshire, Terry Seal, Sandra Jones, Malori Walton, Dana Myers, Danny Carter, Randy Wappler, Hunter Wilson, Mary Lejeune, Matthew Cooper, Rebecca Hunter, Carolyn Whittaker, Tracie Ray, Elizabeth Weir, Pam Savoy, James Williams, Steve Adams, Allison Asbury, Angie Sellers, James “Mack” McDonald, Barbara Riddick, Vickie Foreman, Dalica Marie Bienivides , Ed Whitrock, Jason Vincent, Kellie Fontenot, Kent Pierce, Norma Free, Margaret Richter, Michael McAllister, Mikayla Kohn, Nevella Toal, Sawyer Hogan and Arline Dodge. A FEW HAPPENINGS On Easter Sunday, March 28, 1948, a crowd of 4,675 visitors turned out for an Easter open house at Shangri La. The Stark family, on special occasions, would open the grounds, then at some time, I believe around 1950, it shut down for good until it was re-opened by the Stark Foundation. Today, it is the crown jewel of Orange.*****Florida Gulf Coast is the first 15 seed to reach Sweet 16. The Eagles

made history with a NCAA Regional semi-finals 81-71 victory against No. 7 San Diego State. Their next chance will be Friday against No. 3 Florida at Cowboy Stadium.*****I hear our buddy Quincy Procell was due to have surgery this Tuesday in Houston. I haven‘t heard a report. Meanwhile, Don Harmon is still at Methodist in Houston. He‘s had hernia surgery and pens put in his leg. A schedule is being worked out to start treatments on tumors in his head and kidney. So far everything is going good. Our prayers are with these two fine guys.*****Brandy, overloaded with civic duties, is back at work at David Self Ford. David and Ross have really been dealing on new and pre-owned cars. There is no need to shop out of town, they have the best deals around, plus local service. Try them first.*****The George W. Bush Presidential Center at SMU will hold a ribbon cutting April 25. It will open to the public May 1. The 24 acre site has a 226,560 sq. foot center and 15 acre park and a beautiful Texas rose garden, a version of the White House rose garden. SMU is the Alma Mater of first lady Laura Bush. I‘m not sure if VP Dick Cheney is invited to the ribbon cutting.*****A few folks celebrating birthdays in the next few days. On March 27, Billy “The Mailman” Leleux, is a year older. He’s still a kick. Everyone likes Billy and Billy likes playing a mailman.***Also celebrating on March 27, is Ruth Platt, Dale Forse, Lou Hillard and Sarah Coffey.***March 28 is the special day for Garrett Gros, Phyl and Roy’s oldest grandson, who celebrates his number 28. By the way, he’s “Scooters” daddy and Karen Dunn Gros’ oldest.***Also celebrating this day are Mike Roberts, Rayford Spurgeon, Jean Jackson and Steve Hollard.***March 29 is the day the late Rev. Leo Anderson’s widow, Ivalyn Anderson, has a birthday. We have lost track of Ms. Ivalyn since the Rev. died. She was in poor health at the time. I suspect she’s in a nursing home.***Al Granger also celebrates on Good Friday, March 29. If he thinks about it he will probably have a Good Friday sale to celebrate.***On March 30, Karen Bergeron, who happens to be a cousin of pretty Brandy Slaughter, is a year older.***Also getting older is former Bridge City High principle and longtime educator Terry Stuebing.***As I recall, March 30 is  also the date my friend “Red” Garrett died in 2010.  ***Easter Sunday, March 31, finds Dana Myers and Danny Carter celebrating.***April 1. Born on April Fool’s Day, or All Fool’s Day, take your choice, are Pam Savoy, Tracie Ray, Steve Adams, Elizabeth Weir, Angie Sellers, Allison Asbusy and James Williams. Happy “Fool’s Day” to you all.***Happy birthday on April 2 to Margaret Richter, Mack McDonald, Barbara Riddick, Ed Whitrock, Nevella Toal, Norma Free and Arlene Dodge. Best wishes to all. Please see complete list.*****A decade ago the Dixie Chicks were selling millions of records then one night in London, they said they were ashamed that President Geo. Bush was from Texas. They were banished from country music. The April issue of Texas Monthly has a long feature story on the rise and fall of the Chicks. Sisters Martie Maguire and Emily Robison, on fiddle and banjo, and singer Natalie Maines were the hottest country act until that fateful day. Toby Keith started flashing a photoshopped image of Natalie hugging Saddam Hussein on a screen above the stage when he played “Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue” in concerts. He helped kill them off. It was the tongue in cheek statement in London that did them in. They became the darlings of the anti-war crowd. Rush Limbaugh and the FOX News crowd worked to distroy them. They played eight dates with James Taylor, REM and Bruce Springsteenn but the radical right wouldn’t let them survive. It’s an interesting story written by John Spong.*****Peggy and Richard have started their expansion project at “Peggy’s on the Bayou.” However, they now are featuring a new “Crawfish Platter,” crawfish prepared several ways. Folks are bragging about it. Always good eating at Peggy’s. Closed on Easter Sunday.*****”The Voice” (musical chairs) returned Monday and Tuesday night for season four. The coaching panel has changed but country super star Blake Shelton and Grammy winner Adam Levine remain. Two new coaches have been added. Multiplatinum selling Grammy winners Shakira and Usher bring a different prospective to the show. They replace Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green and his cat. It’s a good show, highlighting great talent from around the country. How the panel meshes is key to the success of the Voice. My guess is good talent, with strong personalities as coaches, will keep the Voice a show to watch.*****One thing to remember is that anyone who serves in government has a strong sense of history. They want to be on the right side of it. For that reason, I believe the Robert’s Supreme Court, in their decision, will fall on the side of same sex marriage. Just a guess. Divorces with children involved, especially involving two males will be quite interesting. CAJUN STORY OF THE WEEK Joe Gillbeaux’s boy, Ned, wat is not too sharp in da head, is in his turd years as a LS&U freshman. While sitting in his U.S. Government class, his professor axed Ned if he knew wat Roe vs. Wade was about. Gillbeaux’s boy pondered da question, talking to himself he repeated “Roe vs. Wade.” Finally he said, “Prof, I got it me, dat was da decision George Washington him had to make before he crossed da Delaware.” C’EST TOUT We can’t complain about the beautiful days we’ve had. The north and northeast, as I write this, are under snow and freezing weather. We are so fortunate to live here in God’s country. Think about all of our natural resources and mild winters. Every few years a hurricane comes along but most other places also have disasters, floods, tornados, fires, etc.*****Please look us over and shop our family of advertisers when you can. The dollars you spend at home multiplies several times. Tell them we sent you. If you know a business not advertising with us, suggest to them that they should be. No other media reaches more Orange Countians. It’s the best read publications in our trade area. Read us cover to cover and also check us out on our Web site Don’t miss Capt. Dickie Colburn and Capt. Chuck Uzzle’s fishing reports. Also, Ms. Pearl has a poem this week. Thanks for your time. Take care and have a blessed Easter.

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tests would be based on pass fail and would not count toward a student’s GPA. It also provides more time for engaging instruction and project-based learning with the reduced testing and will allow teachers to assess student achievement beyond their responses to multiple choice test questions. Plus, it allows all high school graduates to be eligible to apply for admission to a Texas public four-year university. “All tests will be taken by the end of the sophomore year which would allow students to allow for a more flexible graduation plan,” King said. There are notable similarities between SB 3 and HB 5 as well. Both bills replace the minimum, recommended and advanced high school graduation programs with one “foundation” high school program and allows students to earn specified types of “endorsements” in addition to the foundation diploma. They both eliminate the so-called “4X4” high school graduation requirements for students entering college and both require the same number of credits in the four core curriculum areas: four credits of English language arts, three credits of math, two credits of science,

and three credits of social studies with a requirement of one credit for physical education. However, there are differences too. HB 5 continues current law which allows completion of college-level courses in the core curriculum to count as credits required for a high school diploma while SB 3 eliminates this provision. If passed SB 3 will make the new requirements applicable in the 2013-14 school year but HB 5 will make them applicable in the 2014-15 school year. “I believe we have come up with a plan that will reduce the number of tests taken by students, and the number of testing days in school, and provide a high level of accountability in key subject areas,” said Senator Patrick in a statement. Both bills provide for transition plans that allow high school students entering ninth grade before the date of the bill’s enactment to choose whether to continue under the current high school graduation program requirements or switch to the foundation high school program. “We are making progress to get a more sensible accountability system,” King said. “Districts want an accountability system, not just the one day, one test system.” According to King, the results from the test determine how a school does all year. Senate Bill 3 with State Senator Patrick transforms the current graduation program. It creates greater flexibility for students to pursue a high school diploma that meets the rigor and relevance needed to accomplish their goals in higher education and the workforce. King would also like to see

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some changes in the graduation plan with added flexibility. The “four by four” has three levels with two parts, the distinguished and recommended, for students on the college track. An added third phase would be a minimum which would allow a broader education into technology classes. King says the “four by four program” is a “good plan, but cuts vocational classes.” It consists of four years each of math, English, science and social studies. He added, the high school now offers three welding classes. In addition, students have signed up to take a class on the principals of manufacturing and career connections classes. ‘The four by four plan is what has caused the career and technology classes to be trimmed down,” King said. ‘Colleges look at the GPA and college entrance exams.” The hope of King and the educators is to allow a student to graduate with college prep plans, career prep or both. “The main focus is a better picture of accountability,” King said. Currently the system is a college plan or minimum plan which is not what is wanted. Instead they would prefer a college and career plans. “This would allow for expansion of the vocational programs,” King said. This has all happened because of a grass roots movement by parents, community members, teachers and educators, King said. Area educators have consistently said they want accountability. HB 5 will create a new three-category rating system which evaluates schools on academic performance, financial performance, and a local rating system based on commu-

nity and student engagement. The issued rating will be in the form of letter grades with a grade of A, B, or C indicating an “acceptable” rating, and a grade of F as “unacceptable.” During the last session in 2011, $5.4 billion was cut out of the education budget. Going into this session, there was a $8.8 billion surplus and there is $12 billion in the “rainy day” fund, according to King. King would like to see the funding cuts restored to school finance and is hoping the $5.4 billion will be put back into the education system. In 2007, the state began a system where they formed an equation to determine how much money a district will receive. This has been declared unconstitutional and has been appealed to the Texas Supreme Court. It all began when Chapter 41 of the Texas Education Code makes provisions for certain school districts to share their local tax revenue with other school districts. For the purposes of the school finance system in Texas, districts are designated as either property wealthy or property poor. The relative wealth of the school district is measured in terms of the taxable value of property that lies within the school district borders divided by the number of students in weighted average daily attendance WADA is the weighted average daily attendance figure used in several state funding formulas to calculate the amount of state and local funds a district is entitled to. A district’s WADA is calculated by first subtracting from a district’s Tier I entitlement any transportation funding the district is due, any funding the district is due for new in-

structional facilities, the district’s TxVSN allotment, the district’s high school allotment, and 50 percent of the CEI adjustment. The resulting amount is then divided by the district’s basic allotment amount to arrive at a district’s WADA, according to the Texas Education Agency. The amount of money given may have gone up or down since the initial finding. The Texas School Districts Target Revenue for the 2011-12 WADA shows significant differences in the amounts given to the schools per student. The Huntington School District, located in East Texas with a population of 2,068 people per student receives $4,813. The Westbrook School District located Central Western Texas has a population 203 people and receives $13,121 per student. Orange County school districts fared somewhere in the middle of the more than 1,100 districts statewide. According to reports, Orangefield ISD received $4,885 per student, Vidor ISD –

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sent to the sleep physician for evaluation and diagnosis. Upon diagnosis of OSA, if the patient’s OSA is not complicated by other illnesses, the Veteran returns to the clinic to receive their Positive Airway Pressure (PAP) machine.   PAP is administered at night during sleep through a nasal or facial mask held in place by Velcro straps around the patient’s head. The mask is connected by WE a tube to a small fan-genSELL erated air flow machine about PARTS the size of FOR a shoe box. The PAP machine increases air pressure ALL MAJOR inBRANDS!!! the throat so that the airway does not collapse when one breathes in. The air pressure is adjusted as needed after evaluation by the sleep physician. “Untreated, OSA is associated with high blood pressure, heart failure and other cardiovascular diseases, stroke, memory problems, weight gain, impotence, and headaches. Fortunately, sleep apnea can be diagnosed and treated,” said Amir Sharafkhaneh, M.D., Ph.D., medical director of the MEDVAMC Sleep Disorder Center. “Telesleep allows the Veterans the ability to be evalu-

times so loud that bed partners find it intolerable. Other indications that sleep apnea may be present are obesity, persistent daytime sleepiness, bouts of awakening out of breath during the night, and frequently waking in the morning with a dry mouth or a headache. A patient with OSA usually wakes up feeling un-refreshed and tired. Only a sleep study in a sleep laboratory or home sleep testing can show definitively that sleep apnea is present and determine its severity. Veterans who are identified by their primary care physicians as candidates for a sleep study are scheduled for a group diagnostic session at their respective clinic. The session is conducted through video conferencing with a sleep physician and a health technician at MEDVAMC.  Each Veteran is assigned a home sleep testing kit and trained on how to properly use it for a period of sleep of at least 4-6 hours.  The device is returned to the health care provider as soon as possible, and the data is extracted from the device and

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$4,929, Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD -$ 4,976, Bridge City ISD – $5,082, and WestOrange Stark ISD- $5,196. Other area schools such as Port Neches-Groves received $5,409, Nederland – $5,121, High Island – $6,170, Beaumont – $5,610, Hardin-Jefferson -$5,778, Port Arthur – $5,610 and Barber’s Hill – $7,198. “The goal is an equitable funding system,” King said. “Presently a student is worth a different amount of state money depending on the district they live in.” If the Supreme Court upholds the ruling, a special session for legislators could be held in the spring of next year. King said it is important for the public to be informed on what is going on with our states education system. What is happening now is because of the communication with legislators, King said. “This is the most important legislation session for education,” he s aid. ‘It’s important legislators know what we want.”

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

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

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at the Walgreens in Bridge City. They will also be hosting a golf tournament on Monday, April 1 at the Sunset Grove Country Club in Orange. The format is an 18-hole team scramble tournament/four man team. The cost will be $400 per team or $125 per person. Individuals will be placed on a team. Every player will receive a gift bag and a chance to win door prizes. A silent auction will be held. Drinks, snacks and boiled crawfish will be provided. This interested in participating, sponsoring a team or making a donation are asked to contact Kristy Reese at 409-718-0598. All proceeds will benefit BCHS Project Graduation.

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

Master Gardener Spring Plant Sale The Orange County Master Gardeners Annual Plant Sale will take place at Cormier Park on FM 1442, in Orangefield. The gates will open at 8 a.m. and will close at noon on Saturday, April 6. There will be a large variety of plants for your choosing including perennials, bedding, tropical, vegetable, herbs, some trees, houseplants and Texas Super Star plants. An “Ask the Master Gardener” booth will be set up for your questions. For more information please visit their website

Lutcher Stark 1953, 1955 class reunion The Lutcher Stark High School classes of 1953 and 1955 will host a reunion Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20 at the Sunset Grove Country Club, located at 2200 West Sunset Drive in Orange. Any classmates who graduated in the 1950’s are welcome to attend. Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP by contacting Wayland Payne at 409-886-2548.

Eagles offer activities, pool tournament and hall rental The Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 2523, located at 803 N. 28th St. in Orange, will host their monthly barbecue on Thursday, Feb. 28. The menu is brisket, link, potato salad, baked beans, bread, cookie with all the trimmings for $8. The orders may be called in before 5 p.m. Wednesday or picked up at the Eagles Lodge on Thursday. To place an order or for more information contact Sharon Bodin at 735-8662 or cell 719-7793 They are also offering several classes, activities and fundraisers. Free scrapbook classes are held at 4 p.m. each Tuesday. The community is invited. Free genealogy classes are offered at 4 p.m. each Wednesday. Food will be available. The Eagles will have tables ready to play 31 on Saturdays from 4 p.m. until closing. Enjoy drink specials and meet our members. The Eagles have new hours of operation. They will now be open on Monday’s at 4 p.m. The hours for the rest of the week remain the same. Patrons will now enjoy free pool, free popcorn and drink specials Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday during special hours. For more information on any of the activities or rent the hall contact Sharon Bodin at 409-735-8662 or 409-719-7793.

Weight management classes offered It’s not too late to join the weight management and diabetes prevention classes offered Wednesdays at Baptist Orange Hospital. The 16 week course that began Jan. 9 will continue through May 8. Afterwards there is a commitment to monthly support group classes for a year. The cost is $5 per person per class. Scholarships are available. Classes will educate adults to make healthier choices one day at a time. Look and feel better and learn nutrition for the prevention of diseases. Call AgriLIFE extension office at 409-882-7010 to pre-register. Classes meet in the fifth floor classroom at the hospital.

Local AAUW to host book drive The Orange Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) is beginning their annual book drive to collect “gently used” books for their scholarship fund. All books, fiction, non-fiction, hardbound or paper back are acceptable. Books may be delivered to the Mann Insurance Agency located at 1505 Park Avenue at 15th Street during regular business hours. If unable to deliver the books, you may call 886-5739 or 886-2194 to arrange for pickup.

KOCB sells Litter Button banners Keep Orange County Beautiful hopes to sell 50 banners to local businesses for $25 each promoting their “Litter Button” on their Website: Their hope is that each banner will generate 10 hits of the “Litter Button,” which would mean 500 litterers in the State of Texas would be notified by the Texas Department of Transportation of their illegal activity. If you see someone littering, take down the time, date and place of the littering and the license plate of the vehicle. Report the activity by going to and hit the litter button. Fill in the information which is then sent to TxDOT. The offending litterer will be sent a letter reminding them it is illegal to litter in the State of Texas. They will also receive a litter bag for their car and a Don’t Mess With Texas sticker. To purchase a banner, contact a member of KOCB or visit their Website.

Boy Scouts to host annual flag fundraiser The Boy Scouts of Troop 62 is now accepting subscriptions for commemorative flag displays in and around North Orange (near Hwy. 87 and Meeks Drive) between IH-10 and South Teal Road. The 3’ by 5’ flags will be displayed on the five flag days of the year (Memorial Day, Flag Day, Fourth of July, Patriots Day [9/11] and Veterans Day). The flags will be displayed no later than 9 a.m. on the commemorative day, picked up before dusk and stored until the next flag day. An initial $75 tax deductible donation ($50 for renewals) is required. Money orders and checks must be received 14 days prior to posting day in order to ensure timely service. All proceeds go to support Scout activities and programs throughout the year. For subscriptions, contact Bubba Plexico, Troop 62 Scoutmaster, at 214-770-0568; or Chris Wright, Troop 62 Fundraising Chair, at 409-882-9972.

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.

Emmy and Tony Award Winning HAL HOLBROOK To Perform at the Lutcher Theater Screen and stage superstar, Hal Holbrook is scheduled to perform at the Lutcher Theater, in HAL HOLBROOK IN MARK TWAIN TONIGHT! at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 9. Tickets range from $35-$65 and are available at or at 409886-5535. Hal Holbrook’s legendary one-man show, MARK TWAIN TONIGHT! brings the beloved author to life with irreverent humor and astonishing authenticity. Millions have enjoyed the show since its original Tony and Emmy winning performances on Broadway and on television, and Hal Holbrook continues to perfect it, drawing upon his vast experience on the stage and screen. Recent screen credits for Mr. Holbrook include films, Water for Elephants, Savannah, Lincoln, and Promised Land. RecentTV Series credits include, The Event, Rectify, and Monday Mornings, each of which included guest roles for Mr. Holbrook. Among years of TV, film and stage credits, Mr. Holbrook has toured this show in some part of every year since 1954, making 2013 the 59th consecutive year for this remarkable one-man show. MARK TWAIN TONIGHT! has become perhaps the longest running show in theatre history. Holbrook adds to his Twain material every year, editing and changing it to fit the times and has mined over sixteen hours of Twain with more coming all the time. He has no set program – he chooses material as he goes along. Mr. Holbrook, at 88 years of age, performs this April for the fourth time on the Lutcher Theater stage. Area residents wishing to experience this unprecedented performance are encouraged to take advantage of this defining theatrical opportunity. Years ago the show was renowned for the hours it took for Mr. Holbrook to apply his makeup. With time, his makeup process has shortened significantly, while his performance has only refined. Hal Holbrook was born in Cleveland in 1925, but raised mostly in South Weymouth, Massachusetts. His mother disappeared when he was two, his father followed suit, so young Holbrook and his two sisters were raised by their grandfather. It was only later he found out that his mother had gone into show business. Holbrook, being the only boy, was sent away at the age of 7 to one of the finer New England schools where a Dickensian headmaster beat him regularly. When he was 12 he was sent to Culver Military Academy, where he discovered acting as an escape from his disenchantment with authority. In the summer of 1942 he got his first paid professional engagement playing the son in The Man Who Came To Dinner at the Cain Park Theatre in Cleveland at $15 per week. That fall, he entered Denison University in Ohio, majoring in Theatre under the tutelage of his lifelong mentor, Edward A. Wright. World War II pulled him out of there and put him into the Army Engineers for three years. The Mark Twain characterization grew out of an honors project at Denison University after the War. Holbrook and his first

wife, Ruby, had constructed a two-person show, playing characters from Shakespeare to Twain. After graduation they toured the school assembly circuit in the Southwest doing 307 shows in thirty weeks and traveling 30,000 miles by station wagon. Locals reported Mr. Holbrook performed in Beaumont, Texas on that tour. Holbrook’s first solo performance as Mark Twain was at the Lock Haven State Teachers College in Pennsylvania in 1954. While hunting for a job in New York, the show was his desperate alternative to selling hats or running elevators to keep his family alive. By then he had a daughter, Victoria. That same year, fortune struck by way of a steady engagement on a daytime television soap opera, The Brighter Day, but the following year Holbrook pursued the Twain character at night in a Greenwich Village night club while doing the soap daytimes. In seven months at the club he developed his original two hours of material and learned timing. In 1959, after five years of researching Mark Twain and honing his material in front of countless audiences in small towns all over America, he opened at a tiny theatre off-Broadway in New York. His overnight success was as stunning to Holbrook as everyone else. He went on to win a Drama Critic’s Circle Award and a Tony Award for the play in 1966, and in 1998 he was awarded The Mark Twain Circle of America/Lifetime Achievement Award. HAL HOLBROOK IN MARK TWAIN TONIGHT! is sponsored locally in part by TOTAL. The Frances Ann Lutcher Theater for the Performing Arts is located at 707 Main in Orange.

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Marjorie Howe Orange Marjorie Howe, 90 of Orange, died peacefully and joined her husband Marvin Earl Howe on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 in Waco. Memorial services commemorating her birth and life will be held in August at the First Presbyterian Church in Orange, TX. Interment will follow at the First Presbyterian Church Columbarium Garden. Details of the exact date and time of the services will be shared in July. She was born on Aug. 2, 1922 in Akron, Ohio. She lived her life to the fullest, finding meaning in pursuits of her education at North Dallas High School, North Texas Agricultural College, and the University of Texas where she met Earl, of her service to her country as a WAVE in the United States Navy during World War II and with the FBI in Washington, D.C., of her career as a Licensed Vocational Nurse tending to those in need within hospitals and nursing homes, and of her family life guiding and raising her three children, imposing her joy for living, sense of humor, and positive regard towards everyone she met. Marjorie is survived by her sister Roberta Taylor of San Antonio; and by her three children, Alex Howe and his wife Carol of Waco; Chris Howe and his wife Myrtle of Orange, Roberta Thornton and her husband Neal of Liberty; and her eight grandchildren Amanda Lookingbill and her husband Loren of Hallsburg, Brian Howe and Jenn of Pittsburgh, Pa., Travis Thornton and his wife Hannah of Lorton, Va., Robert Thornton of San Antonio, Lt. Jack Thornton of Ft. Sill, Okla., Jacqueline Howe of Bridge City, Mel Shelley of Birmingham, Ala., Chris Shelley of Orange; and her five great-grandchildren Kylee Parker and her husband Chase of Orange, Jessica Shelley of Orange, and Nathaniel, Audrey and Samuel Thornton of Lorton, Va.. Marjorie was preceded in death by her parents Kenneth and Anne Alexander and her husband Earl Howe. The family wants to thank all the individuals who provided friendship and a measure of care to Marjorie and her family during her life’s journey. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in her name either to the First Presbyterian Church of Orange or to the Livestrong Foundation of Austin. To Be held:

Ernest Gene Swanson Bridge City E r n e s t Gene Swanson, of Bridge City, died Friday, March 22, 2013, at Cypress Glen East Nursing and Rehabilitation in Port Arthur. Funeral Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 27, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Bridge City with Pastor Forrest Wood, pastor of First Baptist Church in Orangefield, officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City. Born in Glen Ellyn, Ill. on Nov. 23, 1924, Ernest was the son of Ernest G. and Letitia (Sauter) Swanson. He was a 1st Class Sergeant in the U.S. Army Air Corp and worked at Chevron – Gulf Oil for 34 years. Ernest was a member of First Baptist Church in Orangefield, the Lions Club, V.F.W. and the American Legion. He was also a scout leader and a volunteer for the Bridge City Fire Department for 18 years. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Charles Catanacci; and three sisters. Ernest is survived by his wife, Bonnie Swanson of Bridge City; daughters, Sunny Jean Cole of California, Janet Katherine Foreman and husband, Jerry of Orange; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister, Louise Chidlow of Lombard, Ill.; three nieces; and numerous family and friends. Serving as Pallbearers will be

Jerry Foreman, Bryne Hurley, George Eia, Ronnie Boullion, Jesse Wales and Bob Montagne. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 288, Orangefield, Texas 77639.

Doyle Eric Ramsey Jr. Bridge City Doyle Eric Ramsey Jr., 64, of Bridge City, died S u n d a y, March 24, 2013. A Graveside Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, at White House Cemetery in Lufkin with the Rev. Horace Fletcher, pastor of Hillcrest Baptist Church in Lufkin, classified. Born in Port Arthur on May 20, 1948, Doyle was the son of Doyle Eric Ramsey Sr. and Mary Frances (Blasingame) Ramsey. Doyle was a welder for many years and retired as a custodian for Bridge City ISD. He was a member of St. Helen’s Catholic Church in Orangefield and enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time with his family. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, Nancy Sue Theresa (LeBlanc) Ramsey. Doyle is survived by his daughter Vanessa Christine Buckland and husband William of Orangefield; brother Mike Ramsey and wife Carol of Lufkin; granddaughters Nakona Mary Buckland, Temperance Patricia Sue Buckland both of Orangefield; niece Lyssa (Ramsey) Bowman of Lufkin; and nephew Christopher Lee Ramsey of Lufkin.

Daisy M. Brister Vidor Daisy M. Brister, 82, of Vidor, died Sunday, March 24, 2013, at Oakwood Manor Nursing Home in Vidor. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange with the Rev. Randy Miller, chaplain with Harbor Hospice, officiating. Burial will follow at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Orange. Born in Leesville, La. on June 13, 1930, Mrs. Brister was the daughter of Riley and Crecie (Bradley) Cobb. She was a former resident of West Orange and had lived in Vidor for the past 17 years. She was a homemaker who enjoyed cooking for her family. Daisy is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Glenn H. Brister; daughter, Helen Marie Brister; and son, Jerry Glenn Brister. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Grover Williams of Vidor, grandson, Jason Jarrell of Vidor; great granddaughter, Layla Jarrell of Vidor; sister and brother-in-law, Sue and Henry Landry of Groves; and many nieces and nephews.

Christine Caruthers Orange Christine Caruthers, of Orange, died Sunday, March 24, 2013, at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont. Memorial Service will be 10 a.m. Thursday, March 28, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange with the Rev. R. Gary Caruthers. Cremation will be under the direction of Claybar Haven of Rest Crematory. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on July 9, 1940, Chris was the daughter of Karl and Christine “Tini” (Spreng) Zettel. She graduated in 1958 from Catherine McAuley High School and then started work with Home Insurance Company. Chris worked for Goldman Sachs on Wall Street and then later moved to Memphis, Tenn. to help open a new branch office. On Sept. 5, 1969, she married her husband, P. Reid Caruthers. After one year of marriage, they

moved to Newark, Del. and then transferred to Chicago where Reid was in sales. While there, Ryan and Tara were born. Three years later, they moved to Orange. Chris loved traveling, especially Hawaii, New York City, Bavaria and many small Texas towns and their cafes. She enjoyed the theatre, especially musical theatre, stuffed bears and reading; but most of all she loved her family. Chris will be remembered for making friends anywhere she went, her giving heart and her love of keeping connected with her friends through email and cards. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Karl G. Zettel; plus other relatives in the United States, Germany and Austria. Chris is survived by her husband of 43 years, P. Reid Caruthers; son, J. Ryan Caruthers; daughter, Tara Caruthers; grandchildren, Mary and Robbie Caruthers and their mother, Liza; and many cousins in Germany and Austria. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to PIME Foster Parents, Adoptions at a Distance, 17330 Quincy Street, Detroit, Michigan 482212765. Held:

Opal Louise Cain Smart Deweyville Opal Louise Cain Smart, 83, of Deweyville, passed away Friday, March 22, 2013 in Conroe. A funeral service was held on Tuesday, March 26, at Dorman Funeral Home with the Rev. John Fortenberry officiating. Burial followed at King Cemetery in Hartburg. A native of Wolfe City, she was born on Dec. 22, 1929 to parents Myrtie Hardy Humphries and James Henry Humphries. Opal had lived in Deweyville for 40 years and was a faithful and active member of Calvary Baptist Church in Deweyville. Opal loved picking berries, canning and making jelly. She was a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. She loved spending time with her family and will be dearly missed. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Humphries; brother, William E. Humphries. Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, Daniel Lee Smart of Deweyville; children, Carolyn Sullivan and husband, Dale of Kodak, Tenn., James “Tip” Cain and wife, Mary of Conroe, Melanie Mefford of Covington, La., Kimberly Pearce and husband, Byron of Kennedale; step children, Kelly Smart and wife, Annette of Deweyville, Dana Wilbur of Deweyville, Angela Smart of Deweyville, Lee Smart and wife Lynette of Fredericksburg, Va.; brother, James “Konnie” Humphries and wife, Shirlene of Vidor. She is also survived by seventeen grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren and a host of friends.

Ella Mae Hamor Deweyville Ella Mae Hamor, 81, of D ewey ville, died Friday, March 22, 2013, at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont. Funeral Services were held Monday, March 25, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange. Burial followed at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City. Born in St. Louis, Mo. on June 30, 1931, Ella was the daughter of Houston C. and Gladys (Brakefield) Price. She enjoyed crocheting and quilting. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Elmer J. Hamor; step-daughter, Betty Hamor; brother, Bruce Price; and grandsons, Christopher Wyatt and Jeff Spell. Ella is survived by her son, Elmer Hamor Jr. and wife, Marie of Gainsville, Mo.; daughters, Joyce Powell and husband, David of Orange, Cathy Hodges and husband, Rusty of Bumpass, Va., Wanda Hamor of Deweyville, Martha Wyatt of Deweyville; son, Darrell Hamor and wife, Adele of Orange; fourteen grandchildren and twenty-three great-grandchildren.

William Hamor, Douglas Wyatt, Rusty Hodges, Casey Hodges, Matthew Hickman, Josh Hickman, Shawn Hickman, Robert Wyatt and Wade Hickman served as pallbearers.

Evelyn Gray Orange Evelyn Marie Grizzle Gray, 93, of Orange, formerly of Beeville, p a s s e d away on March 22, 2013. A visitation was held on Sunday, March 24, at Galloway & Sons Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside services followed Glenwood Cemetery with Rev. Vivian Woods officiating. She was born on Feb. 17, 1920 in San Antonio, to Harvey H. and Annie Harriet (Hobbs) Grizzle. She grew up in Beeville, and graduated from A.C. Jones High School in 1937. Evelyn married Percy P.D. Gray on Oct. 2, 1940. She was a member of St. Paul Methodist Church in Bridge City and former member of First Christian Church in Beeville. She was past president of Beeville Art Guild, past president of The Soroptimist Club, a member of The Garden Club, The Red Hat Club of Orange, and The Orange Singles Club. She dedicated many hours in family genealogy, was a creative artist, and Evelyn had a great love for cats and donated to The Humane Society of South East Texas. She worked alongside her husband throughout the years in the designing of custom homes in Beeville. The Gray’s opened the first Dairy Queen in Beeville in the 1950. They owned and operated it until 1979. She was preceded in death by her parents Harvey and Annie Grizzle Wyckoff, husband P.D. Gray, and two grandsons, Jeremy Ryan Stone and Bryan Davis Stone. She is survived by her son, Gary and Alyce Gray of Beeville; daughters, Cheryl and Jerry Stone of Orange and Connie Bell of Austin; granddaughter, Kristy and Troy Berry of Bridge City; two great grandsons, Bryson Constance and Ryker Berry; sister, Frances Carlisle of Papalote and brother, Dennis and Earline Grizzle of Victoria. Donations may be made in Evelyn’s memory to the Humane Society of South East Texas P.O. Box 1629 Beaumont, Texas 77704.

Alvin Paul Brevell Jr. Orange Alvin Paul Brevell Jr., 74, of Orange passed away on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at Orange Villa Nursing Home. A graveside service was held on Friday, March 22, at Evergreen Cemetery. He was a native and lifelong resident of Orange. Alvin was born on Dec. 6, 1938 to parents Elair (Morgan) and Alvin Paul Brevell Sr. He was of the Baptist faith and he was a tile setter. He

was a man who loved and enjoyed going to work. He was preceded in death by his parents, Patricia Fay Turner; son, Johnny Roy Brevell; brothers, Howard Brevell, Robert Brevell and John Brevell; sister, Mervlin Goodfellas. He is survived by his sons, Robby Paul Brevell and wife Barbara of Orange, Alvin Ray Brevell and wife Cassie of Orange; grandchildren, James Ray Brevell and wife Kristin, Daniel Ray Brevell, Stesha Renee Brevell, Robby Paul Brevell Jr.; great grandchildren, Tyler Ray Brevell, Keaton James Brevell; sisters, Evelyn Greenwald of Orange, Ella Mae Wilson of Mauriceville. Funeral arrangements were under the care of Dorman Funeral Home.

Blanche Maurelle McDonald Orange On March 20, 2013, Blanche Maurelle McDonald joined her husband of 45 years, Paul Manning McDonald Sr. in our Heavenly Father’s House. Funeral Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, March 23, at First United Methodist Church in Orange with the Rev. John E. Warren officiating. Burial followed at Parish Cemetery in Little Cypress. Blanche was born April 19, 1923 in Eagle Lake, Texas to Morell Grover Foster Sr. and Blanche


Sophia Seaholm. Blanche spent her early years in Eagle Lake and the family moved to Beaumont in 1933 and she attended Dick Dowling and Beaumont High. At the age of 15 the family relocated to Orange. She attended Stark High School and was a member of the Bengal Guards Drum and Bugle Corps. She marched with the Bugle Corp twice on Soldier Field in Chicago, Ill. Blanche met the love of her life, Paul Manning McDonald Sr. in Orange and they married June 24, 1943. She started work at Colburn Supply Company in 1951 and retired after 35 years of service in the Port Arthur, Lake Charles and Beaumont locations. After retirement Paul and Blanche traveled extensively enjoying the countryside and each other’s company. She was also a member of The Women’s Club of Orange, Lutcher Stark Theater Guild and volunteered at Shangri La Botanical Gardens. After Paul passed in 1988, she took up playing golf at Sunset Grove Country Club and became a member of the Women’s Golf Association. In her later years the traded golf for the game of Bridge and became an avid member of many Bridge Clubs in Orange. Blanche is preceded in death by her parents, husband and brother, Herbert L. and wife Doris Foster and sister-in-law Maysel Foster. Those left to cherish her memory are her brother Morell Grover (M.G.) (Bubby) Foster Jr; son, Paul (Rusty) Manning Mc-

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• The Record • Week of Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Prom night proves to be a night to remember Debby Schamber For The Record It was a Cinderella evening and not an ugly stepsister or even a mean girl was in sight. It was certainly a night to remember for high school girls who are currently in foster care. Every girl wants the chance to feel like a princess, even it is only for one night and girls in foster care are not any different. Most won’t ask their foster parents for the money needed to get their special dress and needed accessories. On this special night, with some help from volunteers from the community got together for a day and night of pampering and fun. Girls in jeans and sneakers disappeared into shimmering satin and tulle gowns and emerged lovely, poised young women. The purpose of the event was to outfit teens in the foster care system who wished to attend their high school proms this spring in style. When they arrived there were racks bulging with gowns of every color, style and fabric. In addition, there tables with shoes, evening bags and jewelry. Hair and makeup experts were on hand to make each

and every girl feel like a princess by the end of the night. This year, the event was bigger and more lavish than ever. The Courtyard in Groves was the venue where volunteers from Valero, The Jr. League of Beaumont, Mary Kay consultants, SETX Career Institute of Silsbee, Touch Stone Jewelry Consultants, The Service League of Port Arthur, The Quota Club, CASA, high school students from PNG High School and many other volunteers and community groups partnered with Child Protective Services to make this event possible. “Tons of gowns were donated by the citizens of Orange County and they were beautiful,” said Shari Pulliam of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. Shelly Manning along with friends and members of North Orange Baptist Church gathered more than 40 gowns for the event. Everyone became involved in the project, young and old. Some of the people who donated did not have a gently used dress to donate and instead purchased a gown for the event. As more and more dresses were donated and each more beautiful than the last, the women became more enthused about the proj-

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Obits. from 7A Donald Jr; her daughter Samantha Louisa Lowe and her husband Tommy; grandchildren Shannon Patronella (John), Scott McDonald (Michelle), Sophie Croaker (Michael) all of Orange, and Mackenzie Lowe of the University of Texas at Austin; greatgrandchildren are Jaclyn and John Paul Patronella, Samuel and Madison McDonald; Peyton and Aiden Croaker all of Orange. Many other family, friends and loved ones will miss her beautiful personality. John Patronella, Michael Croaker, John Paul Patronella, Jim Foster, Tim McDonald and Slade Skinner served as pallbearers. Honorary Pallbearers were Samuel McDonald and Aiden Croaker.

Esperanza “Hope” Perez Vidor E s p e ranza “Hope” Perez, of Vidor, died Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at Vidor Manor. Funeral Services were held Saturday, March 23, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange with the Rev. Paul Sumler pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes in Vidor. Burial followed at St. Mary Cemetery in Orange. She was born on May 6, 1926 and Hope was the daughter of Longino and Enriqueta Jaime. She was known locally as the “Avon Lady”, cared for the elderly and worked at the local grocery store. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ed-

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evening bag to match. There was only one tiny hitch; a zipper was broken. A swarm of women and girls surrounded her to brainstorm solutions to the problem. It wasn’t long before she was ready and the belle of the party. “This is a great example of what team work will do to make one girls night be a dream come true, “Pulliam said. But, the girls were not the only ones pampered this year. High school boys were treated to lunch provide by Buffalo Wild Wings, hair cuts donated by Sports Clips in addition to white shirts, vests and ties of their choice from Al’s Formal Wear paid for by The MidSouth Jefferson County Community Partners. They also arrived in style to the dinner and dance that night provided by the Tri-City Corvette Club. The young men said they had never felt so special in their lives and they couldn’t wait to arrive at the Prom in style. “This was the 8th annual “Girls Night Out” Prom Project for Region 5, and it proved to be the grandest of all,” Pulliam said. Once the party is over, the girls and boys take home their new attire so they can use it at the prom where they attend high school. ward Perez; son, Edward Perez Jr.; four brothers, Alfonso Jaime, Regino Jaime, Ramon Jaime, Rogelio Jaime; and sister, Reyes Cortez. Hope is survived by her daughters, Nelda Shipp and husband, Archie of Fairhope, Ala., Dolores Cantu of Los Angeles, Calif.; three grandchildren, Belinda LeBlanc, Joseph Perez, Christina Lotter and husband, Matthew; three great-grandchildren, Kaitlin Linder, Alyssa Linder, Trice LeBlanc; and three sisters, Azucena Castillo, Herminia Cevallios and Aurora Cantu all of San Antonio. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 1850 York Road, Suite D, Timonium, Maryland 21093.

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ter known as Popeye’s Grocery Store and she was employed with the city of West Orange as a secretary. Mary was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and friend who will be missed dearly. Mary was preceded in death by her parents, John and Martha Young; husband and father of her children, “Popeye” Glenn Sandlin; and granddaughter Shara Ellis. Mary will also be joining in heaven three of her sisters and three brothers, Mamie, Eleanor, Hazel, Preston, Aubrey and Jim. She is survived by husband Don Wilson of Orange; daughter and son-in-law Amy and Tom Anderson of Orange; son, Bry-

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Mary Wilson Orange Mary Elizabeth Young W i l s o n passed away on March 19, 2013 in Beaumont, surrounded by her loving family. A funeral service was held on Saturday, March 23, Dorman Funeral Home in Orange with Pastor Mike Rhodes, Elder Gary Rhodes, Elder Pat Young and Elder Vernis Stanaland officiating. Burial followed at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City. A native of Port Arthur, she was born on Feb. 26, 1938 to parents Martha Elizabeth (Cryer) and John Allen Young. Mary was a lifelong resident of Orange and was a member of Canaan Primitive Baptist Church in Orange. She was owner and operator West Ave. Grocery; bet-

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Local athletes compete in Special Olympics track and field meet The Golden Triangle Champs Special Olympic team participated in the First Annual Newton ISD Special Olympics Track and Field meet on Saturday, March 23. Bridge City Assistant Police Chief Brad Frye and Sergeant David Cagle traveled to Newton to participate in the Torch Run

during the opening ceremonies. Joshua T-Ray Sehon was selected from the Champs to run a portion of the torch relay with Officer Frye. Brooke Couder was selected to recite the Athlete’s Oath, “Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt,” to help begin the events.


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Drinking that first cup of coffee in front of the television at 7:00 in the morning is not the way most folks start their Sundays around here, but I feel certain that it was the norm for lots of Orange County residents this past weekend. ESPN 2 aired last week’s Bassmaster Elite Sabine River Challenge and I thought they did a fantastic job of showing the rest of the viewing world what we have known for a long time…..Orange has far more to offer visitors than its world class fishing! I am equally sure that even the folks that live here were surprised at just how much water there is to fish after seeing the aerial shots from Taylor’s Bayou all the way to the Calcasieu River .It gave you a much better feel for how much water these pros had to decipher in a few short months. I also have received a number of emails from local Bassmaster fans that were on hand each day that didn’t realize just how big the crowds actually were until they saw the view through the lens of the camera above the stage. It was much easier to see why the pros were genuinely overwhelmed! The only negative to the one hour show, in my opinion, was the decision to air a spat that should have never survived the cutting room. My phone rang off the hook with more calls from folks wanting to know about the RojasJones confrontation than any other portion SEE COLBURN PAGE 4B



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Orange County baseball and softball teams will take the field on Thursday this week due to the Easter Holiday weekend starting on Good Friday. In Dist 20-4A, the Little CypressMauriceville Bears will take a road trip to Beaumont Central. The LCM Lady Bears will take on the Port Neches Groves Lady Indians also on the road this Thursday. In Dist. 21-3A the first place Bridge City Cardinals will face the West Orange-Stark Mustangs. The current second place Orangefield Bobcats host Buna The West Orange-Stark Lady Mustangs will host the Bridge City Lady Cardinals on Thursday in Dist 21-3A softball action. The Orangefield Lady Bobcats will host the Buna Lady Cougars. Halfway into district competition local baseball and softball teams will resume again next week with Friday and Saturday games on the docket for April 5 and 6. In Dist 20-4A the LCM Bears will host the Vidor Pirates on Friday. The Bears host Livingston on Saturday. The Lady Bears go on the road to take on the Nederland Lady Bears on Friday. On Saturday the Lady Bears host Ozen. Dist. 21-3A baseball and softball action on Friday, April 5, pits the Orangefield Lady Bobcats with the Bridge City Lady Cardinals. The West Orange-Stark Lady Mustangs travel to Silsbee. On Saturday, April 6, Bridge City hosts Buna, OrangeSEE SPORTS PAGE 3B


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Orange County athletes round diamonds in district action . . .

Bridge City shortstop Jonah Watts covers second base against Hamshire Fannett. PHOTO: Mark Dunn

Bryce Sampere gets a hit for the Bridge City Cardinals against Hamshire-Fannett. The Cards won the Dist. 21-3A matchup 11-1. RECORD PHOTO: Mark Dunn

Brandon Humphery is on the hill for the LCM Bears Tuesday.

Dylan Gruber steals second base against Lumberton on Tuesday night.

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LCM Bear first baseman James Swan outs a Lumberton base runner. RECORD PHOTO: Larry Trimm

Bridge City Cardinal catcher Hunter Uzzle slams a homerun against Hamshire-Fannett. RECORD PHOTO: Mark Dunn

Bridge City’s Hayden Guidry spints to third base in the Cardinal’s 11-1 victory over Hamshire-Fannett in Dis. 21-3A baseball action. RECORD PHOTO: Mark Dunn

Raven Cole is on the mound for the LCM Lady Bears against Lumberton on Tuesday. RECORD PHOTO: Larry Trimm

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field travels to Silsbee and West Orange-Stark will be on the road against Silsbee. In Dist. 21-3A baseball action next week the Bridge City Cardinals has a date with cross-community rival the Orangefield Bobcats on Friday, April 5. The West Orange-Stark Mustangs travel to Silsbee. On Saturday, April 6, Bridge City hosts Buna, Orangefield travels to Silsbee. West Orange-Stark will travel to Hamshire-Fannett.

Boy Scouts to host annual flag fundraiser The Boy Scouts of Troop 62 is now accepting subscriptions for commemorative flag displays in and around North Orange (near Hwy. 87 and Meeks Drive) between IH-10 and South Teal Road. The 3’ by 5’ flags will be displayed on the five flag days of the year (Memorial Day, Flag Day, Fourth of July, Patriots Day [9/11] and Veterans Day). An initial $75 tax deductible donation ($50 for renewals) is required. Money orders and checks must be received 14 days prior to posting day in order to ensure timely service. For subscriptions, contact Bubba Plexico, Troop 62 Scoutmaster, at 214-770-0568; or Chris Wright, Troop 62 Fundraising Chair, at 409882-9972.


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of the show. I was there every day and aside from a call from a friend watching the live tracker on the internet, I never heard it mentioned again until Sunday morning. Only the people on the scene really know what happened and it may or may not have been unethical on the part of one or both of the fishermen, but it apparently wasn’t illegal. I was disappointed only in the fact that my Grandson tuned in to see his hometown in one of its proudest hours, but certainly not to watch one of his bass fishing heroes publicly dis a fellow competitor. I have always enjoyed watching Rojas figure out the bite on different venues as well as his demeanor on screen, but at the very least, he took an unprofessional approach in publicly addressing an issue that should have been resolved

off screen. Aside from a few emails that said that Jones had already been fishing the same stretch of bayou prior to the final day, as viewers we were left to wonder what his position was on the situation. That is probably as it should be! The bottom line is that Orange did itself proud and ESPN’s coverage of the city and its people was magnificent. It is amazing how much you take for granted until you view it all through the eyes of others. A well deserved “Thank You” to both ESPN and the Bassmaster Elite series! Now…back to what makes the world go round for most local fishermen. While it has been officially confirmed that our bass fishing is indeed a tough, but fair test…. our inshore saltwater fishing is world class. With the exception of this past Saturday, we



have had to fight horrendous winds, but the catching has still been very good for not only trout and redfish, but flounder as well. The Triangle Tail Chasers kicked off their tournament season and chase for angler of the year Saturday morning out of Ancelet’s Marina. These are team events and the format allows each team to weigh in a Texas slam of two trout, two redfish and two flounder. Indicative of just how good the fishing has been, the top five teams all managed to weigh in slams! Albert Bates and Mike Veitch were the last team to weigh in and they saved the best for last with a total catch of 26.35 pounds. “As a rule we catch our two reds first and work to fill out our trout and flounder, but that wasn’t the case this time,” said Bates. “We had ten pounds of trout right off the bat, caught our two flounder fairly easily and spent the rest of the day trying to upgrade our redfish.” Steven Havard and Kory Earp finished second with a solid 24.01 pounds followed by the team of Michael Lange and Ryan McKeever with 23.8 pounds. Even the tenth place team finished with over 15 pounds so you had to be on your game Saturday. The side pot money was awarded to the team with the largest “Black jack Trout,” the trout closest to 21-inches without going over the mark, and the competition was fierce as three teams weighed in fish separated by only a quarter of an inch. When the final measurement was taken the team of Bobby James and Jim Oliff walked off with the pot with a trout that measured 20 15/16 inches! The club continued to grow with the addition of 12 new members. The next event is scheduled for April 20.

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As we prepare to flip the calendar over and head into April you can almost hear fishermen from Toledo Bend to the Gulf of Mexico rejoice. April is easily one of the favorite times to be on the water, any water. One of the absolute coolest things about living where we live is the multitude of options that we are blessed to have within such short distances. A small drive in just about any direction is all that’s needed to be in the middle of some world class water, both fresh and salt. Right now the fishing world has one thing on its mind and that’s “big fish.” There are some serious big fish being caught on both Toledo and Rayburn right now and Sabine and Calcasieu are not far behind. The spawn is in full swing on Rayburn and most fishermen have converged on the shallows to sight fish

these big females on the beds. A truly concerted effort is being taken by most anglers to release those better fish once they catch them if at all possible and that speaks volumes about the conservation type attitude that the majority of anglers now embrace. To see a big bass handled gently and released to fight another day is now the norm rather than the exception. Saltwater fishermen have just been doing a number on some great speckled trout and its only getting better as the days get longer and the temperatures warm up. Several patterns have been working well lately and that makes it easier, especially since we have had our fair share of wind. Folks wading and drifting are both taking some giant fish, especially in the afternoons. I have seen a few fish in the nine pound class and a pair that actually topped the magic 10 pound mark. With the


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warmer temps there are more options to choose from as far as technique and lure selection go. Everything from Corkies to topwater plugs have been producing some of the better fish. Swim baits and larger soft plastics on light jig heads seem to be the most consistent producers but the topwater folks will argue the surface strikes make up for anything they miss in the way of numbers. Obviously the bass and speckled trout receive the lion’s share of attention but don’t overlook the crappie or the flounder bite in the coming days and weeks. The crappie are trying move into the shallows on both of the big lakes but I’m sure this cool weather will hurt that situation for a few days. The flounder are scattered along the banks and their numbers seem to be improving daily. Wade fishermen are enjoying the flounder as a “bonus fish” as they probe the shallow flats looking for a trout. Keeping a few flatfish is never a bad thing, especially if you are releasing a big speck. The forecast is looking more favorable each day and the cold weather may finally be behind us for another year. The upcoming month of April brings with it much promise and a multitude of options for area fishermen.w

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The West Orange-Stark Mustang relay team helped propelll the Mustangs to a first place in the Little Cypress-Mauriceville Bear Relays. The Musangs finished with 154.33 total team points. The Mustangs won the 400-meter relay (42.7) and the 800-meter relay (1:29.72). Above: Colin Janice taking hand-off from ToMarcus Fontenot. RECORD PHOTO: Ty Manuel

54.3-pound Blue Catfish Sets New Mark for Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

Jordan Rethmeier shows off his new Lake Zebco record blue catfish. The fish weighed 54.3 pounds and was caught March 16 using a gizzard shad for bait.

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ATHENS—Jordan Rethmeier of Garland and his father often fish in Lake Zebco, the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center’s stocked casting pond. They’ve caught some big catfish, but Saturday, March 16, produced the biggest yet, a new water body record blue catfish. Jordan reeled in a 54.3-pound fish that was 47 inches long and 31 inches around. Lake Zebco covers about 1.5 acres. A stream enters one end of the pond, and fishing piers line both sides. At the opposite end the pond widens and

deepens, and that’s where Jordan was fishing. “The bait was a whole fourinch gizzard shad set two to three feet below the bobber and left to drift as the wind blew it across the pond,” he said. “I was using a heavy spinning reel with 50-lb. braided line on our standard big-fish pole that we never thought would get seriously tested by anything. We set the pole down and flipped the bail so if it got a bite the fish wouldn’t haul off with it; it’s a good idea if you want to keep your rod and reel!” Jordan sat down to rig a trout pole, and suddenly his dad yelled, “Jordan your bobber is gone and it’s not coming back up!” Jordan continued his story. “The fish took the bait as all the other big ones do in that pond. They grab it and start swimming off. There is no playing around with those catfish. Once they decide to eat it, they rarely if ever let go. He took off on his first run, and I felt his full power! My eyes got big when I saw the huge swirl he made on the surface of the water! My dad said he must be a good one, 15 maybe 20 pounds. “This fish was big and fighting like it; you could feel the power in every tail stroke! When he would start to get close to shore he would peel off line and head back for the middle of the pond. The difference with this fish was the endurance he had. He just would not tire out and kept peeling line whenever he would get close to the bank.


There was one point when he went into a roll, and I thought I was going to lose him. When they do that it sometimes dislodges the hook. We didn’t get a look at him for quite a few minutes, but after each run, my dad kept raising his guess as to his weight, 20 to 25, another run, 30 pounds? “Then we caught a glimpse of him and my dad just said, ‘OH MY! We may need a golf cart to haul him to the scales!’ The fight must have lasted eight minutes or more—just a tug of war with him taking line whenever he came in close and me pulling him back in afterwards. Thankfully he got tired out just before I did! I pulled one last time and got him close in, where my dad managed to grab him and pull him up on shore with my assistance since it was a bit too heavy for him alone. We both were speechless, and just knew we had a BIG one but didn’t


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know how big! Fortunately a TFFC staff member arrived with the golf cart to put him in, and it was off to the big scale. I was exhausted! We

weighed him and measured him and couldn’t believe the numbers! 54.3 pounds, 47 inches long, and 31 inches around! All I could do was

smile. We took him back to the pond and made sure he was doing OK and let him go. Truly a magnificent fish!”





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FivePoint Credit Union donates televisions to LU

FivePoint Credit Union made a donation of several Televisions to Lamar University to use in buildings across the campus. Buildings such as the Montagne Center, Setzer Center and the Recreation Complex will soon be seeing messages about campus news and upcoming events. In coordination with Lamar’s Ath-

letic Department, we are able to pinpoint the area with the highest needs and target those areas first. Today’s donation is the first of several that will be made to the university. Our plan is to provide more units, which will give more coverage on campus and provide information to students and faculty.

FivePoint Credit Union is the largest credit union serving Southeast Texas, with locations in Port Arthur, Beaumont, Nederland, Lumberton and Bridge City. Picture credits L to R: Lauren Landry, Stephen Mckenzie, Jeanne Broussard, Peggy Frazier, Alaine LaBauve and Michael Wilkinson.

Beaumont Children’s Museum Hosts 4th Annual Mini Masters

The Beaumont Children’s Museum is putting the “fun” back into “fundraiser” with the 4th Annual Mini Masters Golf Tournament, Sunday, April 21, 2013, from 2-5 p.m. at Colorado Canyon, 6110 Folsom Drive. Mini Masters is a mini-golf tournament for all ages consisting of 18 holes. All players are divided into five age categories, including the new men’s and woman’s division. It is a great way to enjoy a game

of golf with the whole family. “Mini Masters is an excellent event for families and children to interact within the community,” said Austin Williams, Event Chair. “It is one of many events hosted by the Beaumont Children’s Museum promoting family fun and benefiting the youth of Beaumont.” Entries to participate are due April 19th and are $25 per person or $40 for two.

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A prize and a ticket to the 2014 Masters will be awarded to each of the winners of the four different age categories. A separate prize will be given to the winner of the Hole-in-One contest. Two tickets to the 2014 Masters will be raffled as well.  Every player will receive a $50 gift bag. The Beaumont Children’s Museum Board and volunteers are sure this Mini Masters will be packed with fun for everyone. “It is a team effort to make a community-wide event like this happen and we have done it successfully for the past few years,” said Williams.   “I’m excited to see the turnout for this year. The Beaumont Children’s Museum provides many opportunities to inspire local children to grow and learn. This event is just another catalyst for this to happen.” For more information about how to participate with Mini Masters visit www.beaumontch i ld or E-mail Austin Williams at 

Entergy Announces Environmental Initiatives Funding New Orleans, La. –Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) is casting a broad net to identify environmental improvement projects to support through its shareholder-funded Environmental Initiatives Fund. Entergy is partnering with American Carbon Registry and America’s Wetland Foundation to get the word out to a broad array of potential project partners. Entergy is looking primarily for projects that provide registered greenhouse gas offsets, offer the development of innovative solutions to climate change impacts, or target coastal and wetlands restoration. Qualification requirements can be requested by providing your contact information and an email address to Proposals must be submitted by midnight March 29, 2013. “As Entergy reflects on a century of service,” said Chuck Barlow, Entergy’s vice president of environmental strategy and policy, “we are not only looking back at what has been accomplished but also looking forward. We want to continue to plant the seeds of a resilient and sustainable future.” Entergy’s past support has resulted in wetlands restoration in Louisiana, reforestation in Mississippi and Arkansas, solar panels for a New Orleans YMCA, and a pilot program of 17 electric vehicle charging

stations on four Texas college campuses and elsewhere in Entergy’s service territory. In 2012, Entergy’s funding also supported the development of a first-of-its-kind methodology that allows the calculation, verification, and marketability of carbon sequestration benefits from coastal wetlands restoration – a protocol that now has been approved by the American Carbon Registry. Entergy Corporation, which celebrates its 100th birthday this year, is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. Entergy owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, including more than 10,000 megawatts of nuclear power, making it one of the nation’s leading nuclear generators. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.8 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy has annual revenues of more than $10 billion and approximately 15,000 employees. The non-profit American Carbon Registry (ACR), an enterprise of Winrock International, is a leading carbon offset program recognized for its strong standards for environmental integrity and transparency. Founded in 1996 as the first private GHG registry in the world, ACR has over fifteen years of unparalleled

experience in development of rigorous, science-based carbon offset standards and methodologies as well as operational experience in the oversight of high quality offset project verification, registration, offset issuance, serialization and transparent on-line transaction and retirement reporting. ACR has set the bar for transparency and integrity that is the market standard today and continues to lead carbon market innovation. The America’s WETLAND Foundation (AWF) serves as a respected Gulf Coast voice for preserving the economic, environmental, energy and community assets of the region. By providing a balanced, innovative forum for consensus building, the Foundation develops sustainability solutions for America’s Energy Coast. The nation’s dependency on the Gulf’s natural and economic resources allows AWF to pursue a strategic agenda that builds public support for coastal restoration and shoring up vulnerable landscapes. The Foundation and its Gulf Coast resiliency initiatives are supported by a growing coalition of world, national, state and local business, civic, academic and NGO leaders, and have earned the bipartisan support of hundreds of elected and administrative officials who view a secure Gulf region as vital to economic growth.

Springtime sees increased alcohol-related traffic crashes on Texas roads TxDOT reminds motorists that “buzzed” driving is drunk driving Spring – March 1 through May 31 – marks the most dangerous season on Texas roadways for alcohol-related traffic crashes. That’s why the Texas Department of Transportation is reminding motorists to line up a P.A.S.S. – a Person Appointed to Stay Sober – because even “buzzed” driving is drunk driving. In 2011, spring accounted for 26 percent of all alcoholrelated traffic crashes in Texas, according to TxDOT, more than any other season. At the same time, weekends continue to claim too many lives – more than half (58 percent) of all alcohol-related crashes occurred on a weekend in 2011. With spring break and holiday weekends approaching, TxDOT wants motorists to know that consuming just a few drinks can still impair a person’s ability to drive, and it has launched a public safety campaign to let them know of the effect alcohol has on driving. State law makes it illegal for someone with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08 percent or higher to drive a vehicle.

However, drivers can be arrested with a BAC below .08 when a law enforcement officer has probable cause, based on the driver’s behavior. “People often don’t recognize the impact that one or two drinks can have on their ability to operate a vehicle,” said John Barton, TxDOT’s deputy executive director. “Alcohol slows your reaction time, reduces your ability to properly gauge speed or distance from other objects and makes it difficult for you to focus on the road. It takes less alcohol than you think so don’t take a chance. Always plan ahead for a sober ride home.” People tend to underestimate their BAC when drinking alcohol, according to a study by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. As a result, they may think they are still OK to drive because they have only consumed a couple of drinks, when in fact, they may be impaired. TxDOT will be traveling in March to entertainment districts and college campuses throughout the state to remind

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motorists that “buzzed driving is drunk driving” and to always line up a P.A.S.S. – every weekend, every season. Events in the entertainment districts will conduct hands-on demonstrations that illustrate how consuming alcohol can impair one’s ability to drive, while at college campuses students will see what it’s like behind bars through an interactive backdrop display. Students will be able to share their photos and encourage friends to plan ahead for a P.A.S.S. The college tour will also screen the premiere of TxDOT’s new informational video that features Texans recounting their personal, real-life stories of the terrible consequences of being charged with a DWI. Also TxDOT is encouraging people to plan ahead if they are going out for drinks. The agency is recommending a website – – to help people find safe rides home. For more information, contact TxDOT Media Relations at or (512) 463-8700.


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

Trinity Baptist Church Easter Events A Maundy Thursday Service will be held at Trinity Baptist Church of Orange at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 28. Dr. Bob Webb, Pastor of Trinity Baptist Church will conduct the service which will include prayer, Scripture reading and The Last Supper Communion. Dr. Webb wishes to invite the community to attend the Maundy Thursday Service. Maundy Thursday is a Christian observance around the world. It is the day before Good Friday and commemorates Jesus Christ’s last supper with the Apostles and the initiation of Communion observed in many Christian churches. Maundy Thursday is a public holiday in a number of countries. On March 17, Trinity Baptist Church started the celebration of Easter with the placement of prayer cards on the cross, on March 24 palm branches were placed on the cross and this Easter Sunday members and guest are encouraged to bring flowers to place on the cross. The church’s activities for Easter are to remind both children and adults of what Easter is all about. Everyone is invited to join Trinity Baptist Church for our Maundy Thursday Service and at 11 a.m. on Sunday for our Easter Service. The church is located at 1408 W. Park Avenue and 14th Street.

Kenneth Wiemers, John Warren, Paul Burch and others. Each of the disciples will quicken and speak their mind in light of Jesus’ revelation to them, just a moment earlier, that “one of you will betray me.” This was the perspective from which DaVinci painted the original fresco four hundred years ago in Milan, Italy. The performance is presented free of charge to the public as a Holy Week worship opportunity and is less than an hour in length.

W.O Christian Church to host Easter egg hunt The West Orange Christian Church, located at 900 Lansing St., will host an Easter Egg Hunt at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 30 at the church. For more information, please call 409-779-3440 or check out their website at

Cowboy Church to host Easter Sunrise Service The Cowboy Church of Orange County will hold its annual Sunrise Service at 7 a.m. on Easter Sunday, March 31. It will be held outdoors, behind the church, below a hill where a large wooden cross stands. Those who attend are asked to bring lawn chairs. The public is invited to attend. Coffee, juice, and donuts will be available after the service. The church is located at 673 FM 1078, just off of Hwy. 62, about one mile north of IH-10. For more information, contact Pastor Dale Lee at 409-718-0269.

Easter Sunrise Service hosted by Shangri La

Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center in Orange, Texas, will host an Easter Sunrise Service at 6:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 31. The service will be led by Pastor Eddie Lee Smith of New Beginnings Church Outreach Ministry with music provided by the New Beginnings Choir of Orange. The public is invited to enjoy free admission for the service and visitors are welcome to bring lawn chairs for seating. Following the service, attendees may enjoy a complimentary stroll through the gardens until 9:00 a.m. Located at 2111 West Park Avenue in Orange, Texas, Shangri La is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 409-670-9113 or visit www.

Palm Sunday, Easter Services at Good Shepherd Lutheran Heroines of Jericho to sell turkey legs The Good Shepard Lutheran Church will follow through the days of Jesus’ journey, known as Holy Week, and invite the community to join us on His journey by worshiping with us on at 7 p.m. on Maundy Thursday, March 28. At this service Holy Communion and Anointing of Oil for healing is offered to all of God’s children.  Good Friday services will be held at 7 p.m.  Because Christ shed his blood for our sins on this day, we will be given an opportunity to write our sins on paper and then nail them on a Cross that resembles the one of which He was nailed. Upon arriving at the tomb of Jesus on the first Easter morning, the three Marys were greeted by an angel who proclaimed that He is Risen! The congregation of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church will celebrate Christ victory over death and acknowledge that He is King of Kings during two services on Easter Sunday, traditional at 9 a.m. and contemporary at 11 a.m. Their annual Easter Brunch will follow the first service at 10 a.m., and our community is welcome to share God’s blessing with us. The church is located at 945 W. Roundbunch Road in Bridge City, Texas. 

Faith UMC to host Easter services Faith United Methodist Church will host an Easter celebration services beginning with Holy Thursday Communion at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 28. They will host a Good Friday Tenebrae Service at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 29. An Easter Sunrise service will be held at 7 a.m. on Sunday, March 31 with a breakfast to follow. Sunday school for all ages will start at 9:30 a.m. with the Sunday worship service beginning at 10:50 a.m. Other activites include Faith Kidz for children 5 years old to fifth grade from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. on Wednesdays and STAND25 for sixth through 12th grade from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. Faith UMC is located at 8608 MLK Jr. Drive in Orange. For more information, please call 409-866-1291 or log on to www.

“Living Last Supper” to be presented at First UMC First United Methodist Church of Orange will present their Wesley Player’s production of “The Living Last Supper” at 7 p.m. on Thursday March 28 at in the Praise Center at 503 Fifth Street in Orange. The public is warmly invited to attend this brief but very moving re-creation of Leonardo DaVinci’s famous fresco, “The Last Supper.” Holy Communion will be served to all believers and followers of Jesus Christ who wish to receive it at the conclusion of the performance. The United Methodist communion is always open to all believers, regardless of denomination or even lack of the same. The Wesley Players’ cast includes many of the finest dramatic performers in the area such as Rico Vasquez, Kevin Doss, Justin Sanders, Al Vasquez, Doug Rogers, Chris Abshire, James Rogers,

The Heroines of Jericho will sell turkey legs from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 4 at the Masonic Lodge, located at 1017 Mills Street in Orange. The sale included a turkey leg and some bread for $7. Please call Phillis at 409-221-2601 or Margaret at 409-313-5043 for more information.

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

McDonald Memorial Bapt. to host Easter egg hunt, community picnic McDonald Memorial Baptist Church would like to invite the community to an Easter Egg Hunt/Community Picnic at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 30 at Alford-Seale Park on Western Ave. in West Orange. A free lunch will follow the egg hunt. Bring your lawn chairs, Easter baskets and come enjoy!

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

St. Francis offers Lenten fish dinners

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

Call 886-7183 for more information!!!

Celebrating 50 years Four Area Locations

First Baptist Church Orangefield 9788 F.M. 105 Orangefield, 409-735-3113 Pastor Forrest Wood Sun.: Bible Study - 9:30 a.m., Worship Service - 10:30 a.m., Evening Worship- 6:30 p.m. Wed.: Midweek Meal- 5:30 p.m., Praise & Prayer - 6:30 p.m. Youth & Children Activities, 7:15 p.m. - Choir Practice Email:

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

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

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

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church 945 W. Roundbunch Road Bridge City, TX 77611 409-735-4573 - Church 409-988-3003 - Pastor Paul Zoch Worship Services: Traditional - 9 a.m. Sunday School: 10:15 a.m. Contemporary: 11 a.m. Wednesdays (Young & Young @ Heart) Potluck: 6 p.m. Fun, Games, Singing & Bible Study: 7 p.m. The Little Church with a Big Heart.

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Services at 9 a.m. 6108 Hazelwood 409-779-9039

YOUR CHURCH LISTING COULD BE HERE! Call 886-7183 for more information!!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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(10th. & main), Orange, We buy used appliances, 8864111. WHIRLPOOL DOUBLE DOOR refrigerator, water and ice in door, $75; Lg. all wood entertainment center, really nice, $75, (409) 499-2128 or 745-2154. FURNITURE LARGE COUCH, made by Townsend, good cond., brownish grey, $50, (409) 594-8112. MISCELLANEOUS JUGG’S PITCHING MACHINE, like new, auto feeder, throws 30 - 90 MPH, fast & curve balls etc., paid $2,500, used vey little, will sell for $1,000 for all, perfect cond., great buy! (409) 4742855. 5 TON M.H. A/C COMPRESSOR UNIT, with inside lines, $400, 221-7313.

INDUSTRIAL TECHNICIAN: Earn Competitive Pay. Spill Response, Tank Cleaning. 18 y.o.a. + TWIC Card. Team Labor Force: 985-851-5350. PART TIME HELP, Must work Sat. 1 till 9, Hitchin’ Post Package store, 280 E. Roundbunch Rd., come by and pick up application. THE RAPE AND CRISIS CENTER is in need of Volunteer Advocates to offer intervention on our 24 hour hotline, and in direct services to sexual assault survivors. Training is provided and certified through the office of the Attorney General. If you are interested please call the Crisis Center at (409) 8326530 to set up an interview. APPLIANCES USED APPLIANCES, starting at $99.95 & up, Harry’s Appliances, 302 10th. St.

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

CUSHMAN LITTLE TRUCK, will consider best offer; Troybilt tiller, 8 hp., Needs new Tecumseh engine, best offer, (409) 735-3319.

GREAT PYRENEES PUPPY for sale, beautiful, 8 M old, female, $125, 499-2128.

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


WILL CLEAN HOUSES, honest, dependable hardworker, Call Issa @ (409) 779-8973. AUTOMOBILES 1990 CHEVY VAN. 350 cu in./ trans 700 R4 (motor & trans good - $146K). Body/part. $400. Call Ray 330-5459. 2003 Honda Accord EX. Loaded/leather seats. 115K. $8700. Call Ray at 330-5459. PETS MINITURE DASCHUND PUPPIES, parents on premises, 1 silver double dopple, 3 black and tan, all males, jno papers, 6 weeks old, must go soon, $175 ea., 679-9134.

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


THE VILLLAGE APARTMENTS in Bridge City. Is now leasing 2 and 3 bedroom apartments starting at $650 monthly. Property is in a neighborhood setting with an excellent school district. Apartments include covered parking ans washer / dryer connections. We are A pet friendly community. Located just minutes from the refineries and Colleges. Chamber of Commerce recommended and an A+ rating with the BBB! Stop by 245 Tenney St. Bridge City, or give us a call at (409) 735-7696 or 232-0290. BRIDGE CITY 2/1, spacious and clean, Lg. bathroom w/ vanity & tub shower, Lg.. utility room w/ cabinets & W/D connections, 2 Lg bedrooms w/ carpet & Lg closet. Kitchen has all S.S. appliances, dish washer, garbage disposal and Lg pantry. Nice size living room, concrete parking and patio, lawn care provided by landlord, No Pets,.You pay elec. & water, $650 monthly + $300 dep., Available April 1, 2103, call for an appointment @ (409) 735-6277 or 626-1968.

• Penny Record Office: 333 West Roundbunch, Bridge City • County Record Office: 320 Henrietta, Orange Note: Offices Closed On Wednesday COMPLETELY FURNISHED APT IN ORG. Good location. Heat-Quiet-Safe. Cable TV and utilities furnished. $500 a month. - No Animals - Male Construction worker preferred. Call 409-886-1997.

3/2 IN BRIDGE CITY, frame home on Hebert St., $800 monthly + dep., (409) 7352030. (M&R)

clean, stove $ refrig., mini blinds, CA/H, garbage paid, No Pets, $425 monthly + dep., (409) 553-1479 or 735-5230.

ALMOST 1 ACRE LOT, OFISD, septic, $30,000, (409) 499-2128.

3/1/CP, ORANGE, 28th. st., pinhurst area, 886-1340.

2/1, 2134 TEXAS AVE, BC, (409) 886-1340.

3/2/CP, IN BRIDGE CITY, 230 Turner, Lg fenced back yard, $850 monthly + dep., (409) 735-2030. (M&R)

HOME SALES 3/2/2 BRICK IN BCISD, CA/H, on 3/4 acre lot, 7357680.

10 ACRE TRACT on Grigsby rd., LCMISD, MUDD water and sewer available, wooded tract with dirt house pad, mobiles & livestock OK, COUNTRYLAND PROPERTIES LLC. 409745-1115.

ROOM FOR RENT, in nice upscale neighbor hood, share home, references required, background check req., (409) 670-9272. COMMERCIAL NICE OFFICE SPACE, on Bland St., BC, former lawyer’s office, newly redone, nice. (409) 735-2030. (M&R) FOR RENT ON ROUNDBUNCH RD, BC, various sizes and prices, frontage available. Rear spaces cheaper and perfect for shops, storage, warehouses, etc. (409) 735-2030. (M&R)

HOME RENTALS 3/2/2 IN BRIDGE CITY, close to schools, small fenced back yard, #12 Parkland, $1,000 monthly + dep., 735-2030.

4/2/2 IN GREAT AREA, brick home at 6804 FM 1130, Little Cypress, LCMISD, living room and den w/ fireplace, Lg. kitchen and dining room, separate Lg. wash room, built-in stove & dishwasher, long front porch & small patio in back, a bargain at $99,500! 735-3604.

M.H. RENTALS BC AREA , as little as $30 daily for rooms, M.H.’s by day or week, starting at $30 a day or weekly, 735-8801 or 7347771. (cctfn)

3/2/2 IN BCISD, fenced in back yard, $1,450 monthly + $1,450 dep., (409) 474-2259.

3/1 IN OFISD, 1 block from schools, Large lot, W./D hookups, No Pets, $550 monthly + dep., (409) 720-8699 or 735-6701. 3/2 M.H. IN BC, in Shady Estates, 202 Park #202 ,CA/H, laundry room, stove & refrig., appliances, clean inside and out, excellent cond., $725 monthly (includes water and garbage) + (1st. & last), References Req., (409) 474-2855 or 474-2252.

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BEACH CABIN STYLE HOUSE in BC w/ covered deck and view of private lake, 2/1, carpet, ceiling fans, stove & refrig., W/D hookups inside home, covered parking for 2, Lg. storage roomNo Pets, $900 monthly + $400 dep., (409) 735-8288 after 4, or leave message. BRIDGE CITY 2/1, 245 & 255 Hebert, CA/H, No pets or smoking, $725 monthly + $500 dep., (409) 735-3477.

STORE FRONT, BC, on Texas Ave. across from Market basket, 735-2030. (M&R)


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BRIDGE CITY 3 BEDROOM, + office / small 4th bedroom, CA/H, fenced back yard, $700 monthly (1st. & last), References Req., 235 Elizabeth, (409) 474-2855.

4/1 W/ COVERED CARPORT, #12 circle G in Orange, Lg. family, dining and den, wood floors under carpet, workshop, backyard privacy fence, enclosed patio, corner lot, vinynal siding, (409) 8863545 or 330-0437.

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THEME: The Twenties

ACROSS 1. Property held by one party for the benefit of another 6. Band booking 9. Mary’s pet 13. Blood circulation organ 14. Under the weather 15. Last test 16. Beech tree fiber textile 17. Jersey call 18. 2:3, e.g. 19. Conceited 21. *Common Twenties description 23. Relations 24. Update, as in iPod 25. Read-Only Memory 28. Light beige 30. Mother?

34. “____ to it!” 36. Space above 38. Respected Hindu 40. Bride screen 41. Suggestive of an elf 43. *7-Up was one such drink created in the twenties 44. Betty Page, e.g. 46. Italian money 47. Commoner 48. Type of advice 50. Cecum, pl. 52. “But I heard him exclaim, ___ he drove out of sight” 53. Fiber used for making rope 55. “For ___ a jolly...” 57. *a.k.a. ____ ___ 61. *Speakeasy serving

65. Accepted truth 66. Earned at Wharton or Kellogg 68. Infested with lice 69. As opposed to down feather 70. *Woodrow Wilson, e.g. 71. Relating to the ulna 72. Boundary of surface 73. ___-Wan Kenobi 74. Smooth transition DOWN 1. Woolen caps of Scottish origin

2. ____ canal 3. Pakistani language 4. Library storage 5. *”The Jazz Singer,” e.g. 6. Long John Silver’s gait 7. International workers’ group 8. Civil War movie starring Washington and Freeman 9. One with burning pants 10. Prefix often preceding #1 Across 11. *”____ Street” by Sinclair Lewis 12. It features postings 15. Bar brawl, e.g. 20. Cry of surrender 22. The loneliest number? 24. Be sufficient or adequate 25. Please get back to me 26. WWE’s Titus _____ 27. Easternmost state 29. *1920’s Jazz great, Jelly ____ Morton 31. Coarse file 32. Oar pin 33. Opposite of seeker 35. It fits in a socket 37. Cars have a spare one 39. *1927 was his hit season 42. Popular ball game snack 45. Slumber party wear 49. Carry a suitcase? 51. God of the winds 54. Moderato, e.g. 56. *What “Pretty Boy” Floyd did in the 1920s 57. Humorous anecdote 58. What Lizzie Borden did 59. Move like a bullet 60. Z in DMZ 61. Island near Java 62. Black ____ 63. Brother of Jacob 64. Swirling vortex 67. *Hairstyle


22, 2013, for approval of a transmission cost recovery rider (“Rider TCR”). The Entergy Texas, Inc. (“ETI”) application for approval of is a wholly owned subsidRider TCR was assigned iary of Entergy Corporation Commission Docket No. (“Entergy”). On December 41235. Additionally, in 4, 2011, Entergy and ITC Docket No. 41223, ETI and Holdings Corp. (“ITC”) enITC have requested that tered into an agreement the commission authorize to transfer ownership and ETI to defer any cost difDear Heart of control of the transmission ferential that occurs if the Jesus: business of ETI (and the Transaction closes prior to In the past I have other Entergy utility operthe date that the Rider TCR asked ating companies) to a subis implemented. ETI will for many favors. sidiary of ITC (the “Transalso seek to recover these This time I ask you action”). ETI and ITC filed deferred costs through the for this very special a joint application with the Rider TCR approved in one Public Utility Commission Docket No. 41235. (mention favor). of Texas (“commission”) ETI’s proposed Rider TCR Take it, dear Jesus, for approval of the Transis designed to result in an and place it within action and related relief on increase in revenues of your own broken February 19, 2013. That approximately $18 million application has been asper year, an increase of heart, signed Commission Dock1.3% in overall annualized where your Father et No. 41223. revenue. ETI has requestsees it. If the Transaction is aped that the commission Then in your merproved and after the make this change effective ciful eyes, it will Transaction closes, ETI 35 days after its applicabecome your favor, will obtain transmission tion was filed. All customnot mine. service from ITC and will ers in ETI’s Texas retail Amen. pay for such service unrate classes are affected Say this prayer der the terms of the Midby this request. The comfor three days, west Independent System mission has jurisdiction to promise publication Transmission Operator’s grant the relief sought in and favor Open Access Transmisthis proceeding pursuant will be granted. sion, Energy and Operatto Public Utility RegulaNever known to fail. ing Reserve Markets Tariff. tory Act Sections 14.001, W.M.V. As a result, ETI is seeking 32.001, and 36.209. ETI to realign its revenue realso seeks approval of the quirements to reflect such rider pursuant to P.U.C. payments. To accomplish SUBST. R. 25.241 governEnlarged for proofing. Enlarged for proofing. the rate realignment, ETI ing the form and filing of Actual size: 1 col. 5"application Actualwith size: x 5" filedxan the 1 col. tariffs. commission on Persons with questions To be published in To February be published in

The Miraculous Prayer

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of Bonnie Jean Bowman, Deceased, were issued on March 11, 2013, in Cause No. P16432, pending in the County Court at Law of Orange County, Texas, to: Kathy Gregg. 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 Kathy Gregg 6892 W. Granger Lane Orange, Texas 77630 DATED: the 18th day of March, 2013

Greg Dumas Greg Dumas Attorney for Kathy Gregg State Bar No.: 06201080 1601 Main Orange, Texas 77630 Telephone: (409) 886-5239 Facsimile: (409) 882-0418

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

04/11/2012 18 Column Inches DOMESTIC CITATION BY PUBLICATION/PC - CDVPCWD Notice is hereby 04/11/2012 given that original Letters 18 @ $8 = THE $144STATE OF TEXAS Testamentary for the PLEASE FAX Notice ANYis PLEASE FAXTO:ANY Robert D Fitzpatrick, Respondent: Estate of G.L. "Red" hereby given Garrett, Deceased, were Entergy THeCORRECTIONS Record Newspapers 3/4/13 3:14:02 PM that 2_6.~ original Letters ~ Bill YOU CORRECTIONS BY BY HAVE BEEN SUED. You may employ an attorney. issued on February Testamentary for the Estate If you or your attorney do not file a written answer with the 5 P.M. MONDAY 5 P.M. MONDAY 14, 2013, in Cause No. of Juanita Rascoe Ducote, clerk who issued this citation by 10:00 A.M. on the Monday Enlarged for proofing. P16339, pending in the Deceased, were issued on before publication date before publication date next following the expiration of 20 days after you were served County Court at Law of Actual size: 1 col.judgement x 4.5" may be taken March 14, 2013, in Cause this citation and petition, a default Orange County, Texas, to: No. P16431, pending in to 735-7346 to 735-7346 against you. The Mike Garrett. the County Court at Law of To be published in Thanks. Thanks. The petition of Stephen Wynne Culp, Petitioner, was filed Orange County, Texas, to: All persons having TheCourt Record Robert ~ Lee Simonton, Sr. Gibbs in the ~ County at LawNewspapers #2 of Orange County, Texas, on Nicole ~ Nicole claims against~this Estate Gibbs 02/29/12 All persons having claims March 19, 2013, against Robert D Fitzpatrick, numbered which is currently being against this Estate which is 130265-D, and entitled IN THE INTEREST OF ZOE TAYLA administered are required currently being administered JOHNS A CHILD. The suit requests ORIGINAL PETITION to present them to theFAX FAX PLEASE FAX ANY are required to present them SUIT AFFECTING PARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIP. undersigned within the to the undersigned # within # 735-7346 735-7346 CORRECTIONS BY time and in the manner The date and place of birth of the child/ren who are the the time and in the manner prescribed by law. 5 P.M. MONDAY subject of the suit: prescribed by law. c/o Mike Garrett to BORN 735-7346 ZOE TAYLA JOHNS April 4, 2008 c/o Robert Lee Simonton, 13 West Harding BORN IN PORT ARTHUR, TEXAS Thanks, Sr. Orange, Texas 77630 345 W. Roundbunch Rd Debbie The Court has authority in this suit to enter any judgment or DATED: the 18th day of Bridge City, Texas 77611 decree in the child/ren's interest which will be binding upon you, March, 2013 DATED the 21st day of including the termination of the parent-child relationship, the March, 2013 determination of paternityFAX and the appointment of a conserva-


Greg Dumas

Greg Dumas Attorney for Mike Garrett State Bar No.: 06201080 1601 Main Orange, Texas 77630 Telephone: (409) 886-5239 Facsimile: (409) 882-0418

Joy Simonton

JOY DUBOSE-SIMONTON Attorney for Robert Lee Simonton, Sr. State Bar No.: 24043642 345 W. Roundbunch Rd. Bridge City, Texas 77611 Telephone: (409) 735-7301 Facsimile: (409) 765-7971

tor with authority to#consent to the child's adoption. 735-7346 ISSUED AND GIVEN under my hand and seal of said Court at Orange, Texas this March 19, 2013.

VICKIE EDGERLY, District Clerk Orange County, Texas

By: Charlean



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