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County Record Vol. 56 No. 4

The Community Newspaper of Orange, Texas

Week of Wednesday, May 7 , 2014

Republicans Orange County’s most hold political senior mother, Inez Turner debate Penny LeLeux

David Ball

For The Record

Voters received one last chance to hear from candidates before they cast votes in the May 27 run-off. The Orange County Republican Party Runoff Roundup took place Tuesday night at the Orange County Expo, Hospitality and Convention Center on FM 1442. Debates were for the Orange

First Financial Bankshares elects Ross Smith to holding company board The Shareholders of First Financial Bankshares, Inc. elected Ross H. Smith, Jr. to the Company’s board of directors at the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting held in Abilene recently. “We are very pleased that Ross, who currently serves on the First Financial Bank, Southeast Region advisory board and previously served on the Orange Savings Bank, SSB board of directors, has been named to our holding company board of directors,” said Stephen Lee, President and CEO of First Financial Bank, Southeast Texas Region. “We know that he will represent Southeast Texas well on the holding company board and will be a great addition.” Smith is the chairman and president of Akrotex, Inc., David Self Ford, Inc., Volkswagen of Lake Charles and Nexus Resin Group, LLC. He is a graduate of Little Cypress High School and attended Lamar University and the University of Houston. A native of Orange County, Smith is married to Eva, and has three children and six grandchildren. He is a Board Member of the Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce, the Salvation Army of Orange, the Boys and Girls Club of Orange, Boys Scouts of America – Three Rivers Council, Lamar State College Foundation’s Board, St. Henry’s Catholic Church, Lutcher Theater, and the Southeast Texas Foundation Board and “2010 Citizen of the Year” by the Greater Orange Chamber of Commerce.



County judge, District 36, U.S. representative and Precinct 2 commissioner run-off races. John Dubose and Brint Carlton are facing each other in the run-off election for county judge. Each candidate made opening statements. Dubose told how he moved to Bridge City in 1972. He began working at the Port Arthur News at age 12 with a newspaper route which lasted until he was in college. He then became manager of the mail room and then the youngest circulation manager in the history of The Orange Leader. He earned an MBA at McNeese State University and became general manager and then controller at The Port Arthur News. He earned his CPA license and taught at Lamar State College-Orange and at Lamar State CollegePort Arthur. He was elected to the Bridge City City Council where he learned to work with others to not be disagreeable. He was elected mayor the second time he ran for the office where he restructured the city’s debt and left finances in much better shape. As a county commissioner for Precinct 3, he made contacts with other governmental agencies and he was instrumental in building the fishing pier on Bailey Road in Bridge City. Carlton spoke about his family and his wife who is 8-and-ahalf months pregnant with their first child. He graduated from Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School, the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Florida where he earned an MBA and a law degree. He served in Kuwait as an officer in the U.S. Air Force. He practiced family law before joining the Orange County District Attorney’s office. Carlton said he’s an avid volunteer, an active reservist and a Christian. He added his professional background and military experience have suited him to be a county judge. He said the county has a $3.1 million deficit while taxes and the median age in the county have been declining. Carlton said the county has everything a business would want, but they’re not locating here. The first question was what is the current state of the budget and how would they eliminate budget spending. Dubose said the county is deficit-free. There is no problem today but there may be a larger deficit at the end of the year due to road work projects that won’t be reimbursed until the fall or winter. Carlton referred to Dubose’s “Experience Counts” campaign slogan. He said Dubose should had been in the best position to stop a budget deficit. Dubose replied he made the best decisions he could with the information given to him. He added the county judge is the chief financial officer and some of the revenues didn’t come in as REPUBLICAN Page 3A

For The Record

To the best of our knowledge at The Record, Inez Turner, born May 17, 1909 is the oldest living mother in Orange County. In 10 short days, she will celebrate her 105th birthday. “If I make it,” she said, smiling. “You never can tell. I’m hoping, but you never know.” Turner has one son, Roy Ballard, 60, one granddaughter named Monica who is 34 and a great-grandson Miguel,8, who she fondly calls “Bo Peep.” She still attends Mount Zion Baptist Church in Orange, when she is up to it, but says she hasn’t gone in about three months. Darlene Wissing, administrator at Optimist Village, where Turner lives said every morning Turner’s son is off work, he brings her breakfast; “Isn’t that precious. He’s really good to her. She’s a fine lady.” Ballard said he has actually cut back on bringing her pancakes and sausage for breakfast, because his mother has become diabetic and he’s had to watch the flour and sugar. “I bring her breakfast about once a month now,” he said. But he does other things she needs like buying her groceries and taking her to the doctor when she doesn’t have other transportation.

“She’s pretty self-sufficient,” he said. According to Wissing, Turner still drove when she first moved to Optimist Village in 2006. Wissing said every time it rained, Turner was downstairs with a towel drying off her car as soon as the rain stopped, to keep it clean. “It was hilarious, you’d see her wiping that car down.” Wissing said she doesn’t remember exactly when Turner stopped driving. “She was way up in her 90s when she went to get an ID card and they let her take the eye test. They gave her a driver’s license for another six years.” Ballard said she only stopped driving about two and a half years ago. “Her license was about to expire at 104.” He said his relationship with his mother is really close. “I’m an only child, so I have to look after her.” Her health is actually better than many in their 80s and 90s. She gets around without a walker most of the time, but is starting to use it a little more. She still goes to local events when she has a ride. Last year, she was awarded the prize for the oldest female at the yearly Senior Citizen Rally Days. She missed this year’s event, which was held Tuesday. She said she didn’t feel quite up to it and the friend that usually takes her

Inez Turner will turn 105 May 17. She is believed to be the eldest living mother in Orange County. RECORD PHOTO: Penny LeLeux

was in Michigan. This year’s prize for the oldest participant went to a young rooster of 97, since she was absent. She has seen a few things in her lifetime though she doesn’t remember them all. “My memory isn’t good and I can’t hear,” she said. “I’ve got hearing aids, but they don’t seem to do much good.” Other than that, her mind is clear and she is in good health. Wondering what she has done to live so long a woman once asked her “Do you eat a lot of vegetables?” “No,” she told the woman, “The good Lord just hasn’t been ready for me.” The daughter of Elzie and Lou Matlock, Turner was born in Patroon, Texas in Shelby County. She had five

younger sisters, but they have already passed. She is the only one left. “Still here,” she said. Gospel is her favorite type of music. “Mrs. Turner is such a kind person. She has a smile for everybody and is always kind to everybody,” said Wission. “She never says anything harsh about anybody else. She is just a wonderful resident at Optimist Village.” They will be having a party for her 105th birthday around 11 a.m., on Saturday, May 17 at the community room at Optimist Village according to her son. “We have it early enough so people who come from far away have time enough to get back home,” said Ballard. He said the public is welcome to attend the celebration. Turner said no gifts please. When asked what advice she would give young mother’s just starting out with their families, she replied, “To live a good Christian life. These days, Turner spends most of her time watching TV and visiting with friends in the lobby of her building, with an occasional nap thrown in. The Record Newspapers honors Inez Turner as the senior mother of Orange County and all mothers on this upcoming Mother’s Day on Sunday.

Temple-Inland receives abatement David Ball

For The Record

Temple-Inland, Inc./International Paper in Orange is expanding thanks to help from the Orange County Commissioners’ Court. The commissioners approved an $80 million tax abatement with the company up to and over four years. There is also an additional four-year abatement on a declining scale of 80 percent, 60 percent, 40 percent and 20 percent for a full eight-year abatement. Holly Smith, controller at Temple-Inland, said this expansion will make the Orange mill more competitive in the paper industry. The mill produces liner board for corrugate boxes which are used for Ebay and Amazon, food and produce. Bobby Fillyaw, director of the Orange County Economic Development Corporation, said the abatement will allow new investments into the facilities. The mill’s employment base will remain the same, but there will be an increase in the number of contractors and construction crews on site. There are more than 300 employees at Temple-Inland. Construction will begin sometime in 2014. “This will be used for efficiencies, upgrades and mill safety,” Smith said.

Temple-Inland is not eligible for the school tax abatement. Fillyaw said the good thing about abatements is the county cannot lose anything they don’t have yet in the form of tax revenue. Additionally, Orange County may ask other entities to join them in the abatement. Commissioners also approved an agreement for the

provision of a law enforcement canine. Keith Merritt, Orange County sheriff, said one of the dogs retired in September 2013. The department has been waiting for the new dog to pass its certifications and this agreement is a reinstatement of the original one made in 2009 made with Deputy Christopher Fred-

Senior Citizens of the Year named

erick. The canine is funded in the OCSO budget. The new canine will back up another canine and bring the department’s strength up to two. Approved was establishing a commercial truck speed limit of 20 mph on

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Pam Scales Honeycutt received the Female Senior Citizen of the Year Award for her service to Orange County, Tuesday at the Senior Citizen Rally Days. Pictured with Honeycutt (center) are Commissioner Pct. 2 Owen Burton and Paula Smith. More awards listed on page 5B. RECORD PHOTO: Penny LeLeux


• The Record • Week of Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Port of Orange commissioner voting locations

Early voting by personal appearance will be conducted each weekday at: Little Cypress-Mauriceville Education Center 6579 FM 1130, Orange April 28 - May 2 & May 5 (8:30 am - 4:30 pm) Extended hours April 29 & May 6 (8 a.m. - 8 p.m.)

Voting Place 11: Texas Dept. of Transportation 3128 North Hwy 62, Orange County Voting Precincts: 13,15,30,32

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Voting Place 5: LCM Intermediate 2300 Allie Payne, Orange Precincts: 3,6,7,8,9

of Orange County, Texas The Record Newspapers- The County Record and the Penny Record- are published on Wednesday of each week and distributed free throughout greater Orange County, Texas. The publications feature community news, local sports, commentary and much more. Readers may also read each issue of our papers from our web site TheRecordLive.Com.

Voting Place 6: Mauriceville Middle School 19952 FM 1130, Orange County Voting Precincts: 16,31

Orangefield Administration Bldg. 9974 Hwy. 105, Orangefield April 28 - May 2 & May 5 (8 a.m.- 4 p.m.) Extended hours April 29 & May 6 (8 a.m. - 8 p.m.) Mauriceville Fire Department 10691 Hwy 62 N., Mauriceville April 28 - May 2 & May 5 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) Extended hours April 29 & May 6 (8 a.m. - 8 p.m.)

Bridge City ISD Voting Place 7: Bridge City Administration 1031 W. Roundbunch, Bridge City County Voting Precincts: 10,13,23,24,25,26,28,30

Election Day May 10, Voting locations open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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Voting Place 10: Pecan Acres Baptist Church 14795 Duncan Woods Ln., Vidor County Voting Precinct: 22

Voting Place 2: Salvation Army 1950 MLK, Orange County Voting Precincts: 8,14,15,13,24

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Orange Public Library 220 N. 5th St., Orange April 28 - May 2 & May 5 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) Extended hours April 29 & May 6(8 a.m.- 8 p.m.)

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Voting Place 9: Orangefield High School 9974 Hwy 105, Orangefield County Voting Precinct: 23

Voting Place 1: West Orange City Hall 2700 Western Ave., Orange County Voting Precincts: 11,12

Voting Place 4: West Orange Cove Middle School 1402 W. Green Ave., Orange County Voting Precincts: 1,2

Vidor ISD Administration 120 E. Bolivar, Vidor April 28 - May 2 & May 5 (8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) Extended hours April 29 & May 6 (8 a.m.-8 p.m.)

Free women’s protection seminar for ladies 12 yrs. and older. from 3 to 5 pm, May 10. at TigerRock Martial Arts of Bridge City at 1955 Milller. Dr. on FM 408. Ca.. 409-920-1462

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Voting Place 3: North Early Learning Center 801 Cordrey, Orange County Voting Precincts: 3,4,5

Bridge City ISD Administration 1301 W. Roundbunch Rd., Bridge City April 28 - May 2 & May 5 (8 a.m. - 4 p.m.) Extended hours April 29 & May 6 (8 a.m. - 8 p.m.)

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Vidor Junior High School 945 North Tram, Vidor County Voting Precincts: 16 through 23,27,29,32,33,34

sioners who reside as follows: One in “Precinct One” of Orange County One in “Precinct Four” of Orange County One “At Large” in Orange County

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Republican debate

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planned, though the judge didn’t lie to the commissioners. Carlton was asked how he could participate in the reserves serving as county judge.He said reservists play a vital role as citizen-soldiers, fulfilling their military obligation and he would only be gone a week or two. He cited the Republican debate held earlier this year in Vidor where he teleconferenced his responses while in the reserves. He then said Precinct 1 Commissioner David Dubose was on vacation yesterday and missed commissioners’ court. Dubose said Carlton would find a way to deal with being in the reserves and county judge. Both candidates were asked what was the county’s biggest challenge. Dubose said it is balancing the budget and cutting expenses without it affecting county employees. He added taxes can be raised, but it’s difficult to generate additional revenue. Carlton said the county had a $9.5 million surplus in 2001 and it ended the decade with a $1 million surplus by not making good and hard decisions. Dubose responded the county didn’t just blow away the money. Other factors were dealing with two hurricanes, no flood insurance and not all of the building were constructed through grants. Carlton said it’s been a lack of leadership why businesses aren’t coming to Orange County. “It’s a lack of cohesiveness and not working together,” he said. As judge, Carlton said he would get the cities in the county working together. Dubose said he would continue working with the Orange County Economic Development Corporation until something good happens. The next question was how would the candidates’ experiences impact their new role. Dubose said he has business contacts and he would be ready to get back to work on day one. Carlton said Dubose served as judge pro-tem for 10 years and everyone will know what they will get. Dubose said he was proud of his record. Next, they were asked if they would cut taxes and cut jobs. Carlton said everything is on the table and he would do what needed to be done. Dubose said he doesn’t plan to cut employees’ jobs if possible. In their closing statements, Dubose said he has experience as president of the South East Texas Regional Planning Commission. Carlton said if he’s wrong on something, he will say it’s his fault and not make excuses. Dr. Brian Babin and Ben Streusand debated each other for the congressional race. Babin told how he was raised and was educated in Southeast Texas, how he raised his family here, and his service in the U.S. Air Force. He has served on the Woodville City Council, school board, Lions Club, economic development corporation, chamber of commerce, church deacon and appointment to government boards. He said he’s running because others have asked him to and he doesn’t want Christian principles to slip away from the country. As a congressman, he will repeal Obamacare, reduce the size of government, reduce spending, balance the budget, cut taxes and regulations, cut the IRS and increase states rights. He also favors term limits, securing the border and building a fence at the border. He added he wants to get the government out of citizens’ lives and out of business and become energy independent. Streusand said leaders in Washington, D.C. haven’t been listening to the people on things such as Benghazi, Obamacare, spending, etc. As a congressman, Streusand said he couldn’t support voting for John Boehner as Speaker of the House again. He would also end subsidies to illegal aliens, close the borders and never support a pathway to citizenship. Streusand said Babin voted six times to raise property taxes in his career and he gave contributions to Democratic candidates. “That’s not the kind of leadership needed to represent Texas,” he said. Streusand said he lives in Spring which is closer to Orange than is Woodville. Babin responded he has been endorsed by the Tea Party, he did not raise taxes but cut them and he contributed to a fellow deacon’s campaign who was running for county judge as a Democrat. Ron Cowling and Barry Burton will face each other in the Precinct 2 commissioner run-off. Cowling said he has 31 years experience in finances and balancing budgets. He supports the Shop Orange County campaign and he has worked with economic development corporations and chambers of commerce. He started a small business in Orange, served on the Pinehurst City Council, the Lions Club, Rotary and the Baptist Hospital Advisory Board. Cowling said two of his former opponents in the primary election are now his supporters. Burton said he’s not a politician, but a businessman who wants to help Orange County. He said the county needs growth and budget cuts and spending cuts won’t do it alone. Burton next spoke of his endorsements. He said Cowling claimed he had an endorsement from The Beaumont Enterprise which was false, that Cowling ran a false ad he was the only taxpayer in the race and Cowling made 26 mistakes in his campaign reports. Cowling said he cares strongly for Orange County and he will do whatever it takes to get it in the right direction. Burton said he can make the tough, informed decisions needed and he would be available to constituents 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


Former Mauriceville High School coming down Ground breaking for new construction May 28 Penny LeLeux For The Record

There comes a time when the old must make way for the new. That time has come at Mauriceville Elementary for the building that started life as Mauriceville High School in the middle of the 1957-58 school year. This summer it will be torn down and the space occupied by it and the land where “The Alamo” stood will be utilized to build a connection between the elementary and middle school. Justice of the Peace Precinct 2 Derry Dunn was a member of the first class that went all the way through the school starting in the seventh grade and graduating in a class of only 14 students in 1963. In fact, Dunn has the distinction of putting the very first desk in the school. He said it was the middle of the school year when they moved in. The superintendent told them to take their desks and place them in the classroom. Dunn got in a competition with one of his classmates, and since he was one of the bigger boys, he was able to beat the other student, getting his desk in the classroom first. Dunn said there was one room for seventh grade and one room for eighth grade, then the high school classrooms were divided by subject. The judge has a copy of the bond petition to build the school. The first signature is that of his father, Wilson “King” Dunn. “He was a

member of the school board,” said Dunn. Cost of the building, which also included the “Round top” gymnasium was $150,030. It raised taxes $1.50 per $100 valuation, which was a lot, back then. Dunn said building of the school was a community event. “It took two rail cars to bring in each of the huge beams,” he said. The gym was considered state-of-the-art at the time. It is still in use and will not be torn down with the other building. “It may last 1,000 years with those beams,” said Dunn. County Commissioner Precinct 2 Owen Burton also graduated from Mauriceville High School. He was two years older than Dunn. He remembers playing basketball year round at the school. He said of the new gym, “It was something for us country people to see.” He talked about the laminated beams that made the “round top” of the gym. Burton said the made the final four in state for three years. They didn’t have a football team, because there weren’t enough students to play. “There were only 80 kids in all of high school,” said Burton. He also recollected the previous school had a cattle guard at the front of the school to keep live stock off the school grounds. Most youngsters today have no idea what a cattle guard is. Of course, there also was no air conditioning in the school back then either.

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the streets in the Echo Forrest area off of FM 1131. Clark Slacum, county engineer, reported there are 99 residents who live in the subdivisions with their children playing outside. The current posted speed limit is 30 mph and trucks going to and fro to a nearby sand pit pose a potential risk at that rate of speed. County Judge Carl Thibodeaux said he wanted the entire subdivision post 20 mph signs. Slacum added the lower speed limit will also lessen wear and tear on the roadways. Jody Crump, Precinct 4 commissioner, said he has been receiving complaints about the

commercial trucks driving through the neighborhood. Streets with the new 20 mph signs are: Claire St., Bradley St., Armon St., Regina St., Hoffman St., Carla St., and Love St. Commissioners are awaiting a definite price before purchasing a sand spreader for the Road & Bridge Department. Slacum said they are entering the heavy season of road construction and it would be an improvement to spread sand and to prime a road sprayed with asphalt. Drivers currently must drive through the asphalt. Slacum also announced

The old Mauriceville High School building in 1959, not long after it was built in 1958. It will be torn down over the summer and new construction will connect the elementary and middle school buildings, but continue to keep the campuses separate.

Times where different and everybody smoked. There was no age limit on cigarettes. A designated smoking area was behind the school for students to smoke between classes and sometimes they were even joined by teachers, said Dunn. He said he never smoked, but there were a number of marble games played back there also. M.M. Miller was the superintendent back then. Burton said there was discipline and teachers didn’t have to put up with what they have to today. “You got a good education,” said Dunn. There will be a ground breaking ceremony at 3 p.m., Wednesday, May 28 for the new project. Gregg Perry from Little Cypress-Mauthere will be a free hazardous waste collection event from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 17 at Bridge City Intermediate School, 1029 W. Roundbunch Rd. The event is sponsored by the South East Texas Regional Planning Commission and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. Russell Gauthia, a Bridge City resident, said he rented the Orange County Expo and Convention and Hospitality Center on April 5 for his daughter’s wedding/reception. He said everything went great at the center except the court approved rate changes before the wedding. “We weren’t expecting it,” Gauthia said. “Sabrina (Grey, event coordinator), she would handle it. She did not handle it.

riceville School District said there will be walks through the building on that day, so people can take a stroll down memory lane before the building is torn down. Perry said the new construction will connect the elementary and middle school, but they will still be separate campuses. There will be classrooms, to replace the ones being lost and to eliminate portable buildings that have been in use as classrooms. In the middle will be a single large kitchen with a separate eating area on each side. It will save money by utilizing one kitchen for both schools. There will also be a science lab, band hall and gym on the middle school side of the building.

She grouped us with everyone else at commissioners’ court. It wasn’t cut and dry.” The Orange County Commissioners’ Court approved requested rental rate changes for the Orange County Convention & Event Center at their regular meeting in April. One week later, the commissioners approved applying the rate reduction price to pending event contracts signed prior to April 7, 2014. However, an item for a requested refund to a previously held contracted event due to the rate reduction price was denied 4 to 1 with only County Judge Carl Thibodeaux voting in favor of the refund. The request for the rate change was made by Grey. She said the changes were necessary to remain competitive.

ORANGE COUNTY JUDGE CANDIDATE ENDORSED BY BRIDGE CITY FOOTBALL LEGEND “I have known Brint Carlton since he was a small child. He has always been an overachiever. He graduated from my university, The University of Texas at Austin, in only three years. Since then, he has earned two masters degrees in business and a Doctorate of Juris Prudence degree. He is a decorated captain in the United States Air Force, and is still serving his country in the Reserve. He is currently serving the citizens of Orange County as an Assistant District Attorney. I wish there were more individuals like Brint Carlton willing to serve their country and the people of Orange County. Unlike his opponent, Brint is not a career politician and did not help create the Orange County financial crisis. I grew up in Bridge City and have come home to retire. My children and grandchildren live in Orange County. I am deeply concerned about their future due to the County’s financial crisis. I have never endorsed any candidate for public office, but I hope everyone will get out and vote for Brint in the upcoming runoff election. Brint Carlton is Orange County’s future.” – Steve Worster, All-state Fullback at Bridge City High School & All-American Fullback at the University of Texas Political Advertising Paid for by Rex and Ann McCorquodale


• The Record • Week of Wednesday, May 7, 2014

From the Creaux’s Nest LOVE TO MOTHER’S EVERYWHERE Throughout my life, Mother’s Day has always been important to me. Mothers not only carry and give birth, but also nurture us through those formative years but when we skin a knee or fall out of a tree Mom will always make it okay. Her tenderness and motherly love is unmatched. Often it’s when you look back you realize just how important her part was in your development. Sometimes it’s after she is gone, when the big picture fully comes to you. The thousand of times she sacrificed for your benefit. Dad loves you but there is nothing like a mother’s love. She’ll lay her life down for you and she’ll be there when everyone else has left you. If you are fortunate enough to still have your mom, hug and kiss her this Mother’s Day because she deserves it. Remember someday she’ll be gone.*****Last week the staff worked tirelessly to get our anniversary issue out. We are always gun shy that something will go wrong and usually it does. There was a break down at the press that not only made the paper late, but also caused several pages not to receive color. We apologize for that but also want to thank our loyal staff for a great job.*****It’s been great weather but way too dry for recently planted gardens. Worse still is, if it gets too dry and causes fire danger. Hopefully, a shower is coming but we need a couple inches.*****I’ve got to get going. Come along, I promise it won’t do you no harm. CONDOLENCES The death of Vickie Colburn, 56, in a single car accident is proof that when you wake up in the morning, you never know what the day will bring. For Vickie it brought the end to a good, productive life. We are all guilty of taking every day for granted. Vickie passed away May 4. A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 10, 11 a.m., at Claybar Funeral Home, in Orange, with visitation starting at 10 a.m. A native of Orange Vickie Colburn was a wife, mother and grandmother. Our sincere condolences to husband Oscar and the entire family. Please see obit. ON THE OTHER HAND Here’s another example, in reverse, of not knowing what the day will bring. Our friend Lyndie Morris got up early and was on her way to work when, in a split second, her life changed. Lyndie struck and killed a 35 year old man, Brian Chase, of Rhode Island, at 4:30 a.m. as he lay in the outside lane of Highway 87, north of Port Arthur. DPS could not explain why he was laying in the roadway. Lyndie never saw him. When she awoke Monday morning she never could have guessed what life would bring. She looked forward to another great day. She’s a very bright, young lady, a store manager, who also attends college. Her day was shattered by an event beyond her control. We never know what the new day will bring and we should never forget that. TURNING BACK THE HANDS OF TIME 10 Years Ago-2004 A longtime provider of internet service in Orange County has been sold to a national company. J. Glenn Hughes, owner, sold EXP services of Bridge City to Nationwide Internet of Hurst, Texas.*****Two seniors at Little Cypress-Mauriceville high school were recently honored as Mr. and Ms. LC-M. Staci Lumpkin and Jonathan Davis were named at the LC-M pageant.*****Orange Savings Bank will celebrate their 50th anniversary Wednesday, May 12, with an open house.*****Jeremy Stolfa, former Bridge City and SFA football star, has been named assistant athletic directory at SFA.*****Last week, oil prices went up to $40 a barrel before dipping a few pennies. (Editor’s note: Can you believe how high oil shot up under the George W. years. Once up it ain‘t ever coming down.)*****At this same time Nick Wingate is selling heavy beef New York strips for $3.29 and 10 pound packs of ground meat for $9.90. At Danny’s and K-Dan’s pork roast was 98 cents lb., boneless rump roast $1.79 lb., Imperial sugar 4 lb. bag $1.19, large bread 59 cents loaf. (Editor’s note: Just a few ideas to show how prices have risen in case you hadn’t noticed.)*****Smarty Jones captured hearts and the 130th Kentucky Derby. Smarty Jones was only the 18th horse to enter the derby undefeated in its 130 years and only the fifth horse to remain undefeated after the derby. The last was Seattle Slew, in 1977 that went on to win the Triple Crown. Can Smarty Jones win the Preakness and Belmont? The odds are against it. 35 Years Ago-1979 FHA chapters attend the state convention at Tarrant County Center in Fort Worth. Attending from LC-M were delegates Cathy, Emily and Lisa Fore, Marlene Hodges, Cheryl Choates, Sherri Hardesty, Jodi Bryant, Lana Dowling, Janet Seago and

Sandy Dolan. The two advisors are Jo Nell Barrett and Doris Bruce.*****Congrats to WO-S speedster Greg Hill for his performance in the 330 meter intermediate hurdles in last week’s Region III, Class 4-A meet. Hill held the national record briefly with a 36:77 time in the preliminaries, but was outdone in the finals by Dennis Brantley, of Houston-Worthing, with a new national record of 36:58.*****The Texas Association of Basketball Coaches selects Billy Tubbs college “Coach of the Year.” In the third year at Lamar Tubbs turned the program around. In the 1978-79 seasons Lamar’s record was 23.9 with a Southland championship and a berth in the NCAA’s Midwest tournament. Lamar upset Detroit 9587 in the opening round but lost to national champion Michigan State. Tubbs three year record at Lamar is 53-35 and 41-18 over the past two seasons. *****Bruce Huckabay, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Huckabay, was named Distributive Education Student of the Year at Bridge City. The DE banquet was held at the Ramada in Orange. Bruce was selected for job attendance, excellent attitude and job performance. W.T. Oliver was the guest speaker. *****Gene Watson and the Hail Ball Express will hold a big show May 12 at the VFW Hall.*****Orange Mayor Major Inman has proclaimed Friday, May 22, Delta Kappa Gamma Society Day in Orange in recognition of 50 years of leadership in education in Texas.*****John Dubose has been named general manager of the Port Arthur News. John and his family make their home in Bridge City. *****Theresa Hughes will be sweet 16 on May 15. A belated happy birthday to Angie Behair, who turned 17 on May 8. *****Johnny Phillips and Melissa Mullins will tie the knot on Mother’s Day, May 13. (Editor’s note: They are still knotted today, 35 years later. Congrats.)*****Karen Bacon, Ed’s little girl, is back washing, polishing and hand-waxing cars at heir dad’s filling station on Green Ave. *****VFW Post 8943 has named new officers. V.J. Marjolet will continue as post commander. Other officers are: Larry D. Wedekin, vicepresident, Michael F. Armstrong, vice-president, Charles Lieby, quartermaster, Henry Crowell, adjuntanct, Michael Armstrong, service officer, Jennifer Lieby, auxiliary president.*****Don Clayton and H.D. Wright are in a runoff for director of Bridge City water board trustees.*****The BC Fire Department Auxiliary elects officers. are Grace Cole, president; Karen Cappell, vicepresident; Connie Woodard, secretary; Janice Prevost, treasurer, Mary Callahan,parliamentarian; Johnnie Vercher, reporter; Brenda Baker, historian and Donna Riley and Linda Soloman social chairmen. The officers will be installed May 15 at Leo and Willie’s Restaurant.*****Congrats to Billie Bradberry and Faye Fisette on being awarded life membership to the Bridge City PTA. Marlene Cooper is PTA president. A covered dish luncheon was held at the home of Brenda Lapeyrolerie. *****“Spectacular Bid,” lives up to expectations and wins the Kentucky Derby. *****Sabine River CB’er Polar Bear is back from Brazil. Others making the rounds are: Lounge Lizard, Dr. Feel Good, Branco, Slick and Badger. ***** A FEW HAPPENINGS Gene Brown, of Mauriceville, born in 1934, is old enough to remember when a little money was hard to come by. Gene is a fan of Roy’s ‘Life’s Highway’ column. He says he never picked cotton all day but he picked blackberries. Not a dream job but the price got up to $1 a gallon. Good money in those days. Five or six gallons a week bought a lot of necessities for the family. Let us know how you helped earn a living as a youngster. During those hard times.*****We were sorry to hear of the death of Rev. Bob Simmons who passed away last week. Brother Simmons, former pastor of Maranatha Church and established North Orange Baptist Church many years ago. He was an engineer for Ed Lovelace at KOGT and Ed’s two Beeville stations. He also was an announcer and for many years had a religious Sunday morning show. He was truly a man of God. *****We were also saddened to hear of the death of Edwin Johansson,91, who died April 29. He had been a longtime resident of Bridge City. Through his civic endeavors he helped a young city grow. *****California Chrome, a 5-2 favorite, raced to a victory in the 140th Kentucky Derby Saturday. Trained by Art Sherman, 77, the oldest trainer to win the Derby, will now take his horse to the Preakness in Baltimore, the next step to the Triple Crown. Danza, the horse I talked about a few weeks ago after he won the Arkansas Derby, ran a good race and placed third. California Chrome was just too much for the field. *****CNN, for over a month ran breaking news constantly on the disappearance of Flight 370. We predicted then it wouldn’t be found soon if ever. Now FOX News is doing the same constant repeat of Benghazi, the invasion of the U.S. mission in Libya that took the lives of four U.S. diplomats. The invasion took place Sept. 11, 2012. A bipartisan committee made their report, several hearing were held and regardless of who killed the citizens you can’t undo it. It doesn’t do any good to keep rehashing it. Now, two years later, Speaker Boehner will call a special committee on Benghazi. Another waste of time. It won’t bring our dead back. No one did anything wrong to cause their death except we shouldn’t have embassies in those dangerous places. The GOP, and especially FOX, wants to keep it alive as red meat with hopes that it will give Hillary a black eye. She has already been cleared of any wrong doing. *****I was glad to learn this week that the lovely Carman Davis, 96, is enjoying fair health and looks forward to each day. Daughter-in-law Diana Hill, son Brook’s wife, looks after her well being. *****Misinformation always runs rampant during political season. One such story is that Orange County is in debt. Not so, Orange County is debt free. By the end of the year they may or may not have a shortfall, however Orange County is not in a financial crisis. The County is in far better shape then many counties but it’s no time to let our guard down. The County does not have a district deficit. *****A few folks celebrating birthdays in the next few days. Longtime educator and our longtime friend Joe Chenella, who now makes his home in College Station with wife Nancy, celebrates a birthday May 7.***Also on this day 10 years ago, Judge Grover Halliburton died. See Down Life’s Hwy. *****On May 8, VE Day (1945), Debra Truncale, Alan Bates, Patty Cook and Ginger Hogden celebrate birthdays. *****On May 9, Lynn Scales and Justin Dupuis are getting older. Also Dalton Gilliam, Doug Havens, Mary Callahan and Ken Reeves. Billy Joel turns 65 on this day. *****May 10 is election day for Port, School and City elections. Celebrating birthdays are educator, lovely lady, Sharon Woolley, Katie Hubbard, Gordon Brown, Chuck Williams, Candace Miller and Gerald Taylor. This is the day also that Bono turns 54.*****May 11, an all important day, Mother’s Day is also the birthday of Pat Collins, Sarah Moreland and Penny’s little sister Sherry Walles.*****On May 12, a great guy, married a long time to a beautiful wife, Charlie Webb celebrates. Also celebrating are Jerry Hardee and Bridgett Bonneaux.*****Celebrating on May 13 are longtime school teacher, a great lady Ann Bryant, Calvin

Granger, Kate Jackson, Kristie Hughes, Bob Wood and Mike McNair. Happy birthday to all.*****I always enjoy the annual White House Correspondents dinner when politicians, stars and athletes rub elbows and the comic makes fun of everyone and the President has a chance to be funny. Joel McHale was in charge of humor and had some good jokes but ran through them too fast. President Obama again did a great job with his timing and jokes. He directed one joke to the FOX News table saying “You’ll miss me when I’m gone. It will be harder for you to convince Americans that Hillary was born in Kenya.”*****Go Cardinals: Bridge City has ranked in the top five of the THSBC polls for quite a while now. The Cardinals look to be one of the strongest area teams left in the playoffs. Led by junior, Texas committed, Chase Shugart, Bridge City dismantled Tarkington in the first round 5-0, 17-4. Next up, Chad Landry’s team gets Sweeny in its first year without now PN-G head coach Scott Carter. It’ll be a best-of-three series at Baytown Sterling. Game one is 7:30 p.m. Friday, game two, 1 p.m. Saturday and game three will be 30 minutes after game two if needed. This is the 14th straight year Bridge City has reached the area round. *****This week our buddy the “Clown,” Dewayne Marsh and his wife Kathy mark their 13th anniversary. I recall that May 6th day like it was yesterday. I gave the Clown some advice and a schedule of what he could expect. He says so far, he’s right on schedule. Happy Anniversary. *****We’ve been hearing some good things about Nuttz and Boltz at Bridge City Automotive. They say they get the work out as soon as they can or Neighbor Cox will ask, “Why has that car been here so long?” Mark and Bryan appointed him general manager but have since found out that he is a slave driver. *****An important Port election will be held Saturday, May 10. Several elections are being held but none more important then the election of a Port Commissioner. The Port plays a large financial part in the growth of our county. Keith Wallace is the incumbent and is being challenged by Charles Holt. Find out where you vote and please do so. *****A debate was held Tuesday evening in the Republican runoff. It was held too late for my deadline but coverage should make our main news. Again we will have a new congressman in our district. The Primary will select a nominee. Both Dr. Babin and Ben Strusand are seasoned politicians. They will face Democrat Michael Cole, an Orange county school teacher and Hal Ridley, from Bridge City, running as a Green Party candidate. Birthdays This Week Josh Sanders, Charles Slusher, Clint Vidrine, Glory Burke, Jessica Hughes, Joseph Chenella, Michael Psencik, Norma Cummings, Sherri Thompson, Caitlin Allen, Connie Angelle, Debra Truncale, Patty Cook, Ginger Hogden, Julie Allensworth, Alan Bates, Arlon Fields, Lee Legate, Doug Havens, C.L. Armstrong, Kevin LaRose, Lynn Scales, Justin Dupuis, Kelly Brown, Ken Reeves, Mary Callahan, Trudy Blair, Anna Hughes, Dalton Gillian, Janice Wilkinson, Gerald Taylor, Gordon Brown, Jacqueline McGee, James Rogers, Johnnie Mae McKuster, Katie Hubbard, Patricia Williamson, Preslea Thibodeaux, Sharon Woolley, Stacie Dryden, Stacie Teaff, Candace Miller, Chuck Williams, Pat Collins, Bobby Keeling, Sarah Moreland, Scott Andes, Tami Vanderheiden, Sherry Walles, David Pitts, Charles Webb, Justin Roberts, Jerry Hardee, Bridgett Bonneaux, Hazel Heckendorf, Calvin Granger, Douglas Wilson, Mike McNair, Imogene McKinney, Jamie Garcia, Kate Jackson, Kristie Hughes, Melanie Wilderson, Renee Price, Ann Bryant, Bob Wood, Janis Goss, James Birdwell, Nikki Smith, L.K. Jarrell, Brad Johansson and Cortney Spring. CAJUN STORY OF THE WEEK Two 90-year-old Cajun mens, Joe Comeaux and Clovis Meaux, have been friends all dere lives, since dey were small chillums. Joe went to visit his old buddy Clovis, who was on his death bed him. “You know Clovis, how we have bot loved baseball all our lives? Clovis you got to do me a favor when you go. Somehow you got to let me know if dere’s baseball in heaven, dat would sure make going easier for me wen my time comes.” Clovis answer, “Okay, I do dat me.” A few days after Clovis passed him, Joe was awakened about midnight by someone calling his name. He sit straight up in bed, da hair on da back of his neck is straight up. “Who is dat wat call me?” Joe axe. “It’s me Clovis, I’m in heaven me and I got some good news and some bad news for you Joe.” “Give me da good news first,” says Joe. “Well, says Clovis, da good news is dat dere is baseball here in heaven.” “Dats wonderful news yea, says Joe. Wats da bad news hanh?” Dere’s a silence and den Clovis say, “Joe you’re pitching Tuesday.” C’EST TOUT Next week the Wednesday Lunch Bunch will dine at Robert’s and will be celebrating the 21st anniversary of the group gathering started by Judge Grover Halliburton. Planned also is to honor Dr. Mike Shahon and present him with his “Person of the Year” plaque. Maybe Donna can be talked into making her famous cake. An official annual picture of the group will be taken by Gunn Studio. Even if you haven’t attended in a while feel free to come for the picture. Everyone is welcome, even if it’s your first time. This week the Bunch will dine at Novrozsky’s. *****I got an email asking what I thought about political endorsements. Not much. They cut both ways. Everyone has some baggage, plus I believe voters separate the wheat from the chaff for themselves. I have found also that a voter’s vote is not transferable. They think for themselves. *****I’ve gotta go. Don’t forget Mom. Take care and God bless.

The Record • Week of Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Community Bulletin Board Lamar Univ 2014 Summer Camps Lamar University invites students of all ages to a variety of summer camps to be held on campus this summer. Camps are offered for a variety of ages and interests with both daily and residential opportunities. (basketball, football, volleyball, soccer, baseball, aquatics, choir, band, percussion, dance, theatre, speech, nursing, TX governor, construction and engineering) Contact Larry Acker, assistant director, public relations, (409) 880-7886 or Daniel McLemore, marketing specialist, (409) 880-8490.

Dementia Care Givers Support Group meets monthly A Dementia Care Givers Support Group meets the second Wed. of each month at 10 a.m. and the second Thur. of each month at 6:30 pm. at St.Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 4300 Meeks Dr. in Orange in the Brother Sun Room of the Canticle Bldg.

Learn and Grow registration April 28 - May 23. First Baptist Church in Bridge City holds registration for their Learn and Grow Program April 28 - May 23. Call Lauren McGee, 409-658-5731, to discuss enrolling your special needs child to be part of a great summertime experience.

Thrift & Gift Mother’s Day gift ideas It is not too late to remember MOTHER. Available at Thrift & Gift are glassware, pottery, jewelry pieces and gift certificates. Watch next week for shop and vendor markdowns. Hours are 9 - 3 on Tues-Friday. We are located at 350 – 37th St. off Strickland Dr. Call 886-7649 for additional info.

$15 for general admission and $10 for students. Call 409-882-9137 or visit

Menopause The Musical May 7 & 8 Menopause The Musical, an international hit, returns to the Lutcher Theater for 2 performances May 7 and 8 at 7:30 pm. Tickets from $39-$42 may be purchased at Groups of 10 or more save $4 per ticket. Groups of 15 or more save $7 per ticket. More info? Call the Lutcher Box Office at 409-886-5535. Set in a department store, four women with seemingly nothing in common but a black lace bra meet by chance at a lingerie sale. The all-female cast makes fun of their woeful hot flashes, forgetfulness, mood swings, wrinkles, night sweats and chocolate binges. A sisterhood is created between these diverse women as they realize that menopause is no longer “The Silent Passage.” It is a stage in every woman’s life that is perfectly normal.

Am. Legion Post 49 - Fund Raiser Thur. American Legion Post 49, 108 Green Ave. in Orange will hold a fried fish place lunch fund raiser from 1 am - 2 pm Thur. The meal consist of fried fish, potato salad, cole slaw, green beans, bread and dessert. Walks in are welcome and delivery is available. Call 409-886-1241 afternoon on Wed. May 7, and before 9 am on Thurs. May for orders and deliveries.

Am. Legion Post 49 holds election Thur.

press School District. She will address Issues in Education. We continue to collect pull tabs for the Ronald McDonald House. Includes covered dish luncheon.

Orangefield HS Drill Team “Sophisticats” perform May 15 The Orangefield High School Drill Team proudly presents the 2014 “Sophisticats’ Spring Show” on May 15 at 6:30 pm at the Jefferson Theatre on Fannin Street in Beaumont. The event will feature the current team members, 2014-15 members, the OHS drum line and additional student performances. Admission is $5/adults and $3/children under 10. Tickets available from team members or at the door. For more info, contact Jill Morris at or Cari LeDoux (409) 735-3851.

Big Birds Over the Bayou Event May 17 BIG BIRDS OVER THE BAYOU large scale radio control event May 17. South I 10 on Gloria Dr., ORG. Rudy’s Kabob’s will be our main food vendor.$25 landing fee for pilots(includes lunch)Skydiving demo jumps 11:30 am and1 pm. Call Roy Tatarchuk for more info 409-782-5395

The Bridge City KC Crawfish Boil May 18

American Legion Post 49 and Auxiliary members will hold their general election at 7 p.m. at the post home May 8. All members are encouraged to attend and vote. Be prepared to show 2014 membership card. Contact the post at 409-886-1241 for more info.

w Golden Tri Bromeliad Society pre-Mother’s Day sale May 10 The Golden Triangle Bromeliad Society will have a preMothers Day sale at Central Mall Sat., 9 am to 4 pm. (across from Dillard’s inside the Mall). There will be an assortment of bromeliads from tillandsia’s or air plants to mounted bromeliads and potted ones also. Great for Mother’s Day. For more info call 409-886-5721.

“Les Miserables” comes to Orange Orange County Ret May 8, 9 & 10 Teachers Asso meets May 12 Orange Community Players, Inc. presents the musical “Les Misérables” at 7:37 p.m. on May 8, 9 and 10 with matinees at 2:37 p.m. and on Sunday, the 11th at the Orange Community Players Main Stage Theatre at 708 W. Division St., Orange. Tickets cost


Orange Co. Retired Teachers Association will hold its final meeting of the school year on Mon,, May 12 at 11 am at the Wesley United Methodist Church, 401 37th St., Orange. Our guest speaker will be Dr. Pauline Hargrove, Supt. of Little Cy-

The Bridge City Knights of Columbus will have a crawfish boil from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sun., May 18 at the Bridge City Knights of Columbus Hall. 5 lbs. Select crawfish $22.00. Serving corn & potato • Dine In • Take Out • Drive Up. Will deliver 10 or more orders. Advance Ticket sales only — Due Sun. May 11. Tickets available from KC Members or via email at

Orange Depot Friends meet May 20

Friends of the Orange Depot board meet at 5:30 p.m., at Grace Lutheran Church, 2300 Eddleman Rd. in Orange. Anyone who is interested in getting involved with the campaign to Save the Depot is invited. Discussions will center around fund raising and special events planning so creative ideas are welcome.

GOACC luncheon honors HS Seniors May 22 Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce 2014 Honor Student Luncheon recognizes outstanding high school seniors in the area. It will be held 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.,at Sunset Grove Country Club. Cost is $25 per person. Sponsorships available. Call GOACC for more info at 409-883-3536.

Tribute to Veterans scheduled May 25 The 11th annual Tribute to Orange Co. Veterans is 6 p.m. at Heritage Veterans Memorial Plaza, 3810 MLK Dr. in Orange. Speaker will be Capt. Donald Root, USDN (RET). There will be music, hotdogs and apple pie.


Eagles to host pool tourney The Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 2523, located at 803 N. 28th St. in Orange, will host a pool tournament at 8 p.m. each Friday. The two tables are free Tues., Wed. and Sat. nights. Will serve popcorn and offer drink special until 11 p.m. The community is invited to come meet the members of Aerie 2523 and join in the fun. For more info leave a message for Sharon Bodin after 4 p.m. at 886-7381.

Builders Discount Offered!


Huge Selection of Used Appliances

4th Ann “Little Guys” BC Cardinal Basketball Camp June 2 – 5 Incoming male kindergartners through 3rd graders sign up at Bridge City Elem Gym between 5 – 5:50 pm (K & 1st) 6 - 7 pm (2nd & 3rd graders) Cost is $55 and includes about 4 hours of instruction and a new rubber basketball & camp t-shirt. If you don’t want the t-shirt and ball, just show up the first day of camp with $50 and the application form. We will promote the sport of basketball and improve fundamental skills through competitive, fun games & drills. There will be clinics held concerning shooting, dribbling, passing, defense, as well as the importance of teamwork. Contact Bulletins Page 7A


• The Record • Week of Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Deaths and Memorials Services to be held Ray Shaffer Formerly Bridge City Ray Shaffer, 59, of Montgomery, Texas, passed away on May 5, 2014, at St. Luke’s Hospital in The Woodlands. Visitation will be Saturday, May 10 from 9-11 a.m. with a Celebration of Life service at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City at 11 a.m. Born in Chinson, Kansas, on June 13, 1954, he was the son of Raymond George Shaffer and Wenona Kaminke. Ray loved spending time with his family, fishing, working around the house and outside in his yard. He also loved watching movies, going to the beach and anything to do with military history. He is survived by his wife, Jackie Ernst Shaffer; daughter, Amanda Shaffer and husband Christian Lenz of Conroe; stepdaughter, Kristina Dunham of Dequincy, La.; granddaughter, Bella Lenz; sister, Donna Conner and husband Bryce and brother, Jerry Bolen and wife Joann, both of Mauriceville.

Lewis Williams Sr. Nederland Lewis Harmon Williams Sr., 74, of Nederland passed away on Monday, May 5, 2014 at his residence. A visitation will be Wednesday, May 7 from 5 pm until 9 pm at Dorman Funeral Home 8808 Highway 87 North Orange, Texas 77632. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 8 at 11 am at the funeral home, with the Rev. John Fortenberry officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park near Bridge City. He was born on Oct. 11, 1939 in Vinton, La. to parents Elizabeth Ann (Dupree) and James Mollar Williams. He had lived in the Nederland area for the last 18 years and prior in Freeport. Lewis was of the Baptist faith and was a member of First Baptist Church of Vinton. He was a hard working oil field worker retiring from STI Group and also worked at Gulf Oil. Lewis was a great and fun loving guy; who enjoyed playing cards, dominos and dancing to Cajun music. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother uncle and friend who will be missed by all. He is preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Sherri Lynn Edwards. Lewis is survived by his wife, Sandra (LaFleur) Williams of Nederland; daughters, Elizabeth Ann Giroir and husband Bob of Chalmette, La., Patricia Ann Williams of Nederland; sons, Lewis Harmon Williams Jr. of Buna, John Marvin Williams Sr. and wife, Shelly of Buna, Rodney Dale Williams and wife, Jamie of Vidor; step son, David Allen Montgomery Jr. and wife, Jessica of Orange; sister, Josephine Minnie Abbasi of Sulphur; brother, J. M. Williams and wife, Brenda of Sulphur. He also survived by 22 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren and one on the way and numerous nieces and nephews. Condolences may be sent to the family at

Margery Sargent Wets Orange Margery McMillan Sargent, 90, of West Orange, passed away on May 5, 2014, at her home. Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Thursday, May 8 at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Chaplain Eric Coley of River City Hospice in Beaumont. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange. Visitation will be from 6-10 p.m. Wednesday. Born in Roanoke, La., on March 23, 1924, she was the daughter of Carl McMillan and Mary (Narans) McMillan. She retired from Weingarten’s in Orange where she worked as a cashier and she was a member of First United Methodist Church in Orange. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James Sargent; daughter, Carla Sue Frazier; granddaughter, Melissa Orlich; son-in-law, Shelby Daniel and six siblings. She is survived by her daughters, Donna Daniel of Roanoke, La., Sheri Ducker and husband Jerry of Ozark, Missouri, Joanie Becker and husband Randy of West Orange; sons James “Sarge” Sargent and wife Christy

of Orange, Bill Sargent and Nancy of Orange; son-in-law Gary Frazier of Leesville, Louisiana; 15 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; 16 great-great-grandchildren; brother-in-law Thomas Sargent of New Iberia, Louisiana, and sister-in-law Vivian McMillan of Orange. Serving as pallbearers will be her grandsons, Kent Daniel, Gary Daniel, James H. Sargent, Gerald Chambers Jr., Brad Becker, and David Sargent. Margery’s family wishes to express their appreciation to River City Hospice, Dr. Marty Rutledge and staff, and First United Methodist Church Care Ministry for the love and care they provided.

Vickie Coburn Orange Vickie Russell Coburn, 56, of Orange, passed away on May 4, 2014. A Memorial Gathering will be Sat., May, 10, 2014 from 10 am to 12 pm with a Memorial Service at 11a.m. at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Born in Orange, Texas, on Nov. 12, 1957, she was the daughter of John Douglas Russell and Dorothy Geraldine Golden. Vickie was a loving wife to her husband of 15 years, Oscar Coburn. She worked as a Dental Assistant for Dr. Porter in Beaumont. She enjoyed nature, watching butterflies, hunting and fishing. Vickie loved spending time with her family, especially playing with her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Becky Russell and Patricia Hayes. Vickie is survived by her husband, Oscar Coburn, of Orange; sons, John Denton Barras and wife Gina of Houston; Craig Alexandre Barras and wife Christina of Orange; daughters, Celeste Coburn of San Marcos; Alicia Coburn of Austin; grandchildren, Luke Alexandre Barras and William Wolf Barras; sisters, Debra Strahan and Kathryn Russell; niece, Tara Devilbiss; and nephews, Jeremy Russell, Jerry Lee Hays and Ryan English.

Cynthia Boudreaux Orange Cindy Ware Boudreaux, aka “Nana”, was reassigned to the post of guardian angel on May 3rd, 2014; where she will continue to watch out for us after losing her very courageous battle with cancer. It all started on May 5th, 1959, when Cindy was born to Geneva Mancill and Larry Gunter and she was much adored by her brothers Jay and Timmy...She had many loves in her life, her first starting off with marrying her high school sweetheart, Von Boudreaux, 37 years ago. After which she found even more joy and happiness with two children, Latonia & Dustin and then later -many many many years later a third surprise, Mya. She accepted Leroy and Michelle - the children-in-law- as her own... She also loved to spoil her six grandkids, Lyla, Leroy “Tay”, Bella, Livia’ “Livi”, Baylee “BayBay” and Breyona “Bre”. During the course of creating this empire, she continuously adopted numerous kids, grand kids and stray animals and they were a joy to her. Her previous position included heart-to-heart specialist, extreme homemaker, a coffee addict, Coca Cola enthusiast, bargain shopper, aquatic engineer and long days tilling her farms on Farmville. As if this wasn’t fulfilling enough, she also was an overachiever with her hobbies which included but are certainly not limited to: Master Gardener, experimental cookwhich turned out great with the creation of the Boudreaux Salad and Nana Pudding-which should really be a staple in everyone’s home now, reading suspense novels while relaxing in her Calgon bubble baths, making daily lists and collecting Boyd’s Bears and Precious Moments Angels. Her fashionista wardrobe included the standard oversize scrub tops mixed with cotton capris from the couture house of Fruit of the Loom and bare feet. She will be missed by all those who knew and loved her. She touched so many lives, all of which would be too long to list here, so we will leave you guessing... SQUIRREL! Visitation will be from 5-9 p.m., Friday, May 9 at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Saturday, May 10, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Sister Ruth Burch of Harvest Chapel in Orange. The Committal will follow at Claybar Haven of Rest Crematory in Orange.

Services held Edwin Johansson Bridge City Edwin Joseph Johansson, 91, of Bridge City, passed away April 29, 2014 at home. Funeral services were May 3 at First Baptist Church in Bridge City. Officiating was the Rev. Lynn Ashcraft of First Baptist Church in Bridge City and the Rev. Phil Sigman of Central Baptist Church in Port Arthur. Burial followed at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Groves. Visitation was May 2 at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. Born in New Orleans, La., July 29, 1922, Edwin (Ed) was the son of Anders Hjalmar Johansson and Edna Theresa (Duffy) Johansson. He served in the US Coast Guard from 1942-1945. He received his Coast Guard boot-camp training in New Orleans. Later he went to Maryland for diving school and ship repair. During WW II, he was deployed to Sabine Pass, Baltimore, Md., and Shell Beach, La. Ranked as a Coxswain, he was honorably discharged in October 1945. In 1943, Ed met his beloved wife of 60 years, Llewellyn (Lou) Virginia Groves and married in 1945. Ed worked at Smith Motors as a Shop Foreman for 5 years. After work, he volunteered teaching swimming at Port Arthur Jr. High and Hughen School for Crippled Children to hundreds of students. Ed was hired at Dupont from 1952-57 as an operator. He bought 5 acres in Bridge City where the family homestead was

built. He was a multitalented man who loved wood working, machine repair, plumbing, electrical and horticulture. The couple raised three children, cattle, produce gardens and fruit trees. In 1957 until retirement in 1984, Ed worked as an operator at Firestone Rubber and Tire in Orange. Then started Johansson’s Christmas Tree Farm on his acreage. He was an active member of First Baptist of Bridge City. He enjoyed friend and family fellowships while camping, hunting, fishing, water sports, church activities, cook outs, playing dominoes and games. He will be remembered by his “heart of gold,” positive attitude, smile, “5 minute jobs,” and love for life. The family wishes to thank Dr. Wesley Palmer’s office, Amber Juneau, Hospice and his caregivers for their tender care. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife; son, Charles “Butch” Johansson; brothers, Albert and Anders Johansson; and sister, Esther Lucy Werner. He is survived by his son Alan Johansson and wife Debbie of Bridge City; daughter Sue Gondran and husband Paul of Austin; daughter-in-law Leah Johansson of Bridge City; grandchildren Eric Johansson and wife Erin, Ryan and Brett Johansson, Brad Johansson and wife Amanda, Amber Juneau and husband Dathan, Neal and Amy Gondran; greatgrandchildren Preston and Reagan Krueger, Aiden Garcia, Lauren, Layla and Ava Johansson, Madison and Kaitlyn Juneau; sister Esther Covington of Fla.; many nieces and nephews. Serving as pallbearers were grandchildren, Eric, Ryan, Brett and Brad Johansson, Amber Juneau and Neal and Amy Gondran. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist in Bridge City.

Geraldine Brevell Orange Geraldine Wagner Brevell, 81, of Orange passed away Thursday, May 1, 2014 at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont. Geraldine was born on May 3, 1932 to parents Tressy (Kibodeaux) and Alfonzo Wagner. She was a lifelong resident of Orange. Geraldine was a very active member of Mauriceville Assembly of God Church for 20 plus years; working in the day care and as a volunteer. She loved the outdoors; working in her garden and her yard. Geraldine was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend who will be missed dearly. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alfonzo Wagner; husband, Robert Lee Brevell Sr.; son, Larry Brevell; sisters, Wanda Barnes, Mary LeBouef; brothers, William and Edward Wagner. She is survived by her daughter, Kathleen McPherson and husband, Ronald of Bridge City; sons, Melvin Brevell of Vidor, Jim Brevell and wife, Linda of Grand Rapids, Mich.; sister, Joyce Wagner of Orangefield; brothers, Emmitt and Ray Wagner both of Orangefield. She is also survived by seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation was May 3 and a funeral service was May 4 at Dorman Funeral Home, with Pastor Chad Kibodeaux officiating. Burial followed at Autumn Oaks Memorial Park in Orange. Honoring Geraldine as pallbearers were Joshua Brevell, Cody and Larry McGuire, Johna-

thon Dees, Ronald McPherson and Stephen Dressell. Honorary pallbearer was Tyler McGuire. Condolences may be sent to the family at

Frank Ballard Orange Frank Wayne Ballard, 72, of Orange passed away at his home, Tuesday, April 29, 2014. A graveside service was May 1 at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City. Mr. Ballard was born Jan. 11, 1942 in Sulphur Springs to Horace E. and Dathel Leona (Rettman) Ballard. He had worked for several years at American Glass in Orange and for several years at a car wash in Bridge City. He enjoyed riding his bicycle around Orange and Bridge City and he was a very friendly person. He was also a member of the 9th and Elm Church of Christ. Mr. Ballard is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Donna Ballard and is survived by his brothers, Kenneth, James, Homer, Marlin and David Ballard and sisters, Emma Lou Carter and Linda Sue Delome.

Ruth Wright Orange Mary Ruth Alborn Wright, 92, of Orange, passed from her earthly life to her heavenly home on April 29, 2014. Funeral services were May 3 at Claybar Funeral Home with burial following at OrObits Page 7A

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Combined Chambers of Commerce Celebrate Brick Project at Depot Staff Report

For The Record

Representatives from area Chambers of Commerce from Orange, Bridge City and Vidor will come together for a ribbon cutting at the old Southern Pacific Depot on Green Avenue and Eleventh Street in Orange on Monday,May 19, 5:30 p.m. Friends of the Orange Deport, the non-profit organization that is currently raising funds to renovate the historic depot, will be launching its Pave a Path to Your Depot brick campaign. The engraved bricks will be used for pathways and ramps around the depot after its renovation. They are available for purchase in two sizes. $50 for a 4 x 8 brick and $100 for a 8 x 8 brick. Everyone is encouraged to add their name or the name of a loved

Obits From Page 6A ange Forrest Lawn Cemetery in Orange. Visitation was May 2. The Rev. Lynn Ashcraft officiated the services with the Rev. Scott McIntosh assisting. Mrs. Wright is preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Melton Wright, as well as two brothers, Gus and Charles Alborn, both of Orange. Mrs. Wright is survived by one daughter, Nancy Hankins and husband, Mack of Nederland and two sons, David Wright of Orange and Stephen Wright and wife Julie, of Nacogdoches. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, 16 greatgrandchildren and three greatgreat-grandchildren. Mrs. Wright’s grandsons and granddaughters will honor their Memaw by serving as her pallbearers. Mrs. Wright was born on Sept. 13, 1921, to Charles and Edna Alborn and was a lifelong resident of Orange. After she retired from her employment at Orange Memorial Hospital, she later became a Red Cross Volunteer and served for many years before retiring in 2009. Mrs. Wright has been a faithful member of North Orange Baptist Church for 60 years. Together through life, separated by death, reunited again in Heaven…..

Larry Suarez Orange Larry Wall Suarez, 57, of Orange, passes away April 27, 2014, at his home. A memorial service was May 1 at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. A gathering was held an hour before the service at the funeral home. Born in Beaumont, Texas, on June 7, 1956, he was the son of Alex Suarez and Petra Saldana.

Larry was a fleet manager for Acadian Ambulance Service and a former fleet manager for the Beaumont Fire Department. He loved his family, hot rods and was very good with all vehicles. Larry painted all of the vehicles in The Fire Museum of Texas in Beaumont. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife Catherine Suarez of Orange; children Holly Suarez Jurgens, Sean, Shelby Suarez, and Larry G. Suarez; step-children Heather and Jake Quarles; brothers Robert and Alan Suarez; sister Ramona Chavins; seven grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Veterans Association at www.


one to Orange history by buying bricks. Each brick can have a maximum of 16 characters per line, two lines for $50 brick, up to five lines for $100 brick. Dave Derosier, Friends volunteer and chairman of the brick project, will be available to answer any other questions. All the citizens of Orange County are encouraged to help Save the Depot, the 1902 Southern Pacific Depot which has fallen into disrepair. Plans for the depot are in works for a museum featuring displays of the industries that contributed to the growth of the area, a reception area, a gift shop and a conference room which can be used by civic organizations. The restored depot will become the “Gateway to the Historic District” of Orange, will encourage tourism, thus stimulating economic growth along that corridor. The press and the public is invited to the ribbon cutting.

Crank up the volume! Les Mis at OCP Penny LeLeux For The Record I went to the second night of Les Mise´rables at the Orange Community Players, Inc. Friday night. They have some incredible voices, but there was one problem that did kill some of the intensity of the show. Some of the girls were singing too low that you couldn’t really hear them some of the time. Community Theater runs on little money, so there are not enough mikes to go around for everyone and they have to rely

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BC Cardinal Basketball Camp June 2 - 5 Sign up location BCHS Competition Gym. Mon. & Tues. 3:30 -5:20 pm(Grades 4 - 6) 5:30 - 7:30 pm (Gr. 7 - 9)Wed. & Thurs. 12:30 - 2:20 pm(Gr. 4-6) 2:30 - 4:30 pm (Gr. 7 - 9) Deadline is May 16 for camp package only. Cost is $65 for about 8 hours of instruction. Both camps $95.

on stage mikes for the most part. It was not a problem for the guys, they were belting in out, and chills were felt some of the time, but there were other times I should have felt chills and didn’t. Even miked you could not hear Abigail Noah playing Cosette when she was in the soft singing parts. The same goes for the girl playing the older E’ponine, who according to the program should have been Bethany Vermillion. Jenny Slaydon is slated to play that part during the Sunday matinees, so I don’t know how she does. The original soundtrack is so strong in evoking emotion that it is like another character, but it was not always able to do its job, because they had to have it pulled back in areas, so you Les Mis Page 8A

Happy 68th Anniversary Edward and Joyce Daville

An Important Message to the Citizens John DuBose is No Novice He has spent 20 years preparing himself to serve as our County Judge. John’s financial knowledge and leadership qualities will serve us well. Orange County citizens have a big stake in the future of our county. Good things are on the horizon for our county. John is dedicated to real progress, new, good jobs and a balanced budget. Being County Judge is a big, important job that requires a dedicated financial leader. As a CPA John can read spread sheets, crunch the numbers and make the hard choices. Don’t be mislead - real experience matters. Your consideration, support and vote will be deeply appreciated. John DuBose

Steve Bisson is Needing a Liver Transplant Steve Bisson, a 1974 Bridge City High School graduate, is on a waiting list. A waiting list for people that can’t wait, but still have to. He knows the folks at St. Lukes are working really hard to find a liver to transplant into his body. But now he is not only running out of time, but also, running out of money. Steve has to drive back and forth to Houston all the time for his medical needs. He has no one to help him and now he cannot afford to pay his doctor bills. Please, if you can donate to help Steve, go to Firestone Credit Union (or call 409-697-2463) where an account has been set up under Steve Bisson. (Home phone 409735-5914). Thank you very much.

40th Anniv of the Texas Renaissance Fest Oct. 11 - Nov. 30 The Kingdom is stronger than ever! During the past three years, the festival has been completely over hauled with new stages, shoppes and demonstration areas and has seen its highest attendance ever. The Festival will run weekends from Oct. 11th-Nov. 30th and Thanksgiving Friday.




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GOACC St. Mary Catholic School Ribbon Cutting

St.Mary Catholic School students and staff

Staff Report For The Record The Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for St. Mary Catholic School’s 80th Annual Spring Festival. This event is successful with the help of numer-

ous volunteers and parents who spend countless hours in preparation time to ensure everything runs smoothly. The festival included a talent show by the students, raffles, silent bids, a beach volleyball tournament and plenty of food and games to choose from. St. Mary Catholic School would like to thank our community for all the support and love given to make the festival a success.

Pope Francis insists Church is more than ‘a university of religion’ For The Record In his daily Mass Pope Francis recounted the death of St. Stephen, the Church’s first martyr, explaining that being a Christian means giving witness rather than remaining sterile within ourselves. “You cannot understand a Christian without witness,” the Pope stated in his May 6 daily homily, adding that “we are not a university of religion, a ‘religion’ of ideas,” or “of pure theology, beautiful things, of commandments.” “No, we are a people who follow Jesus Christ and bear witness – who want to bear witness to Jesus Christ – and sometimes this witness leads to laying down our lives.” Addressing those gathered in the Vatican’s Saint Martha guesthouse, the Roman Pontiff reflected on how St. Stephen, whose stoning was recounted in the day’s first reading taken from the Acts of the Apostles, was killed in a manner similar to that of Jesus. Like Jesus, Stephen also encountered “the jealousy of the leaders who were trying” to get rid of him, and had “false witnesses” and a “rushed judgment” when he warned the people that they were resisting the Holy Spirit, the pontiff noted. “These people were uneasy, were not at peace in their hearts” but rather had “hatred” in their heart, he observed, explaining, “This hatred was sown in their hearts by the devil…this is the devil’s hatred of Christ.”

Highlighting how the “struggle between God and the devil” is clearly shown in the act of martyrdom, Pope Francis said that “to be persecuted, to be a martyr, to gives one’s life for Jesus is one of the Beatitudes,” which is why “the devil cannot stand seeing the sanctity of a church or the sanctity of a person, without trying to do something.” “Martyrdom is the translation of a Greek word that also means witness,” he continued, “so we can say that for a Christian the path follows in the footsteps of this witness, Christ’s footsteps, to bear witness to Him and, many times, this witness ends up in laying down one’s life.” “You cannot understand a Christian without witness. We are not a ‘religion’ of ideas, of pure theology, beautiful things…we are a people who follow Jesus Christ and bear witness.” Recalling how “a severe persecution began against the Church in Jerusalem” after Stephen’s death, the pontiff observed that these people “felt strong and the devil provoked them to do this,” so the “Christians scattered to the regions of Judea and Samaria.” Because of this persecution, the people of God went “far and wide,” proclaiming the Gospel and giving testimony to Jesus wherever they went, the Bishop of Rome went on to say, noting that this is how the “mission of the Church” began. “So many converted on hear-

Les Mis From Page 7A could hear the singers. It was also a problem for the ensemble when they had short solos. They were usually in the back and I don’t believe there are mikes that far back on the stage. Don’t get me wrong, when the ensemble was singing in combination it was strong and clear, it was just some of the single voices that need to belt it out. Enough of the bad, let’s get to the good. Shane Taylor in the lead as Jean Valjean has an incredible voice that was strong and clear. Javert is played by Justin Sander and during the matinees is played by Joshua Scales, they both have strong voices. Scales played Grantaire Friday. No mikes needed there either. I heard Scales sing Stars as Javert Thursday at the Orange Service League Banquet and it was amazing and did bring chills. Hillary Gray also did an outstanding job at Fantine. And I must say there wasn’t a

bad death in the bunch. Just about everybody dies in Les Mis. All the deaths were great. I even heard weeping in the row behind me several times during death scenes. Good job! I believe the crowd’s favorite characters were The´nardier played by Joey Nortman and Madame The´nardier played by Anne Lilyquist. The tavern owners and caretakers of the young Cosette are the comic relief of the production. You have to have a little comedy in such tragedy. They played it well. It can’t be an easy job to act and sing every word of dialogue, but they did an excellent job in that respect. Doug Rogers did a great job in casting actors with great voices. If the girls can just get past the volume problem, I think it will evoke all the emotion intended. Hopefully, hearing it from someone else besides their director, teacher, etc., it will sink in. You’ve got great voices. Let us hear them.

Pope Francis greets pilgrims during the Wednesday General Audience on April 23, 2014 Photo by: Kyle Burkhart/CNA

ing these people,” he reflected, quoting one of the Fathers of the Church who said: “The blood of martyrs is the seed of Christians,” and that with “their witness, they preach the faith.” “Witness, be it in everyday life, in difficulties, and even in persecution and death, always bears fruit. The Church is fruitful and a mother when she witnesses to Jesus Christ.” However “when the Church closes in on itself, when it thinks of itself as a – so to speak – ‘school of religion,’ with so many great ideas, with many beautiful temples, with many fine museums, with many beautiful things, but does not give witness” the pontiff explained, “it becomes sterile.” “The Christian is the same. The Christian who does not bear witness, is sterile, without giving the life he has received from Jesus Christ.” Continuing, Pope Francis observed how “Stephen was

filled with the Holy Spirit” and that “we cannot bear witness without the presence of the Holy Spirit in us.” “In difficult times, where we have to choose the right path, where we have to say ‘no’ to a lot of things that maybe try to seduce us, there is prayer to the Holy Spirit,” he stated, “and he makes us strong enough to take this path of witness.” Bringing his reflections to a close, the Pope encouraged those present to think “about these two icons – Stephen, who dies, and the people, the Christians, fleeing, scattering far and wide because of the violent persecution.” “Let us ask: How is my witness? Am I a Christian who witnesses to Jesus or a simple numerary in this sect? Am I fruitful because I bear witness, or sterile because (I am) unable to let the Holy Spirit lead me forward in my Christian vocation?” As reported by CNA.

2014 Reaud Excellence in Education Award goes to Cathy Riley

Orange County Church Directory First Baptist Church Orangefield

Trinity Baptist Church

9788 F.M. 105 Orangefield, 409-735-3113 Pastor Forrest Wood Sun.: Bible Study - 9:15 a.m., Worship Serv. - 10:30 a.m., Evening Worship- 6:30 p.m. Wed. Evening Services: Yth & Children - 6:30 p.m. Praise & Prayer - 6:30 p.m. Choir Practice - 7:30 p.m. Email:

1819 16th 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

St. Paul United Methodist Church 1155 W. Roundbunch Rd., Bridge City 409- 735-5546 Rev. Mark Bunch Sun. Mornings: Worship Experience - 8:15 a.m.; Sunday School - 9:30 a.m.; Worship - 10:45 a.m. (Nursery provided) For Mid & Sr. High Youth Sun: 3:30 to 6 p.m. Taizé Service - 6:30 p.m. For Children Ages 4–10 Wed. 6 to 7 p.m. – JAM is now KFC ”Kids for Christ” (Jesus & Me) Club For info regarding preschool enrollment call 409-735-5546

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

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 Compassionate Friends 10am Youth Activities - 6pm Compassionate Friends 7pm Our congregation welcomes the community to join us for all our services. We are a friendly caring and casual church of the future! Come grow with us!

Orange First Church of the Nazarene BCHS Teacher receives honor of 2014 Reaud Excellence in Education Award

Staff Report For The Record Ms. Cathy Riley, Bridge City High School English teacher, received a 2014 Reaud Excellence in Education Award on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at the John Gray Library on the Lamar University Campus. Ms. Riley was chosen from an im-

pressive collection of nominations submitted by schools throughout Southeast Texas. She was recognized for her commitment to excellence in education and her superior dedication to inspire a spirit of learning in students. Ms. Riley received the Reaud Excellence in Education Award, a $10,000 cash award and mementos during the reception.

3810 MLK Drive, Orange Lead Pastor: Ray McDowell Worship Ministires Director: Leslie Hicks Youth Pastor: Michael Pigg Children’s Pastor: Rebekah Spell Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Celebration Service 10:45 a.m. Home Group: 6 p.m. Wednesday Service: 7 p.m. Everyone Welcome!

First Baptist Church of Bridge City 200 W. Roundbunch, BC Off: 409-735-3581 Fax: 409-735-8882 Rev. Lynn Ashcroft, Interim Pastor Sunday Schedule: Bible Study - 9:15 a.m. Celebration Service 10:30 Youth Bible Study, Discipleship Classes - 5:30 p.m. Wednesday Schedule: Prayer Meeting - 6:30 p.m., Children’s Activities.

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!

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!”

Harvest Chapel 1305 Irving Street, West Orange, Texas 77630 (409) 882-0862 Pastor: Ruth Logan Burch Services: Sunday Morning 10:00 am Morning Service 11:00 am Nightly Service 6:00 pm Wednesday Service 6:00 pm

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

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Services at 9 a.m. 6108 Hazelwood 409-779-9039

Call 886-7183 for more information!!!

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Grover Remembered on 10th Anniversary of Death n Gone

but not forgotten. He was uniquely different and special Ten years have gone by since our friend Grover Cleveland Halliburton died on March 7, 2004, at age 71. For years he had lived with heart problems and had undergone two surgeries. Over the last 11 years of his life he had battled PPH, a rare heart/lung disease that affects about 800 people a year. Grover wore a contraption on is right hip in a holster that kept him alive by feeding oxygen to his blood. He was a sight. He looked like a gunfighter with that low slung holster. He was an experimental patient; the minimal cost was $32,000 a month and was flown in to him. Because of its life expectancy it was not transported by land. The machine lasted far longer than it was expected to. Grover was one of the unique people that I was fortunate to have known. He was funny, intelligent and never intimidated. He could talk for hours to a broke, homeless person. To listen to him you would think he never had a guilty client. For a while I let him and his secretary Jackie use a building on Short-6th Street for his law office until the old house he was restoring on Green Ave. was completed. The 6th Street office was also used by the printer as our County Record newspaper drop off. When Grover moved to Green Ave. he continued to collect the County Record data, want ads, etc. He liked that because it gave him the opportunity to visit with the peo-

ple who came in. He loved to talk and was always interested in the latest gossip. Grover introduced me to a young lawyer from Vidor when he brought Buddie and Carol Hahn to a house party at my home. My friendship with Judge Hahn has lasted and grown over the last 40 years. Grover and Buddie’s families were friends since those early days in law school. At Grover’s funeral, on May 10th, Judge Hahn told many humorous stories about Grover. He told how Grover talked his way into law school at the University of Texas and how Grover was responsible for he and Carol coming to Orange County. Grover quit a Chemical Row job, loaded Sue and their three children, moved to Austin, at age 34 to pursue his dream. He attended UT with mostly 22 year old law students. Hahn talked about Grover’s talent at arguing his point. Judge Hahn closed by saying, “He was my best friend.” The Rev. Leo Anderson, who has since died, kicked off the sermon telling Grover stories. Every one had a Grover story. The service was held at First Baptist church in downtown Orange where Grover had been a Sunday school teacher. A capacity crowd filled the historic church. When Grover, Judge Claude Wimberly, Rev. Leo and I started meeting for lunch on Wednesday, my day off, the group soon became the Wednesday Lunch Bunch. Grover would invite everyone he saw to come. He so loved people he insisted that the Lunch Bunch be open to everyone, not for any particular reason other than fellowship and liking to be around people. The group that Grover started still meets every week and will be celebrating 21 years, and is still open to anyone to just stop by. There are no dues, agenda or attendance records. Grover was very compassionate. He loved old pickup trucks, tractors, beautiful women and

On May 10, 2004, services were held for Judge Halliburton at First Baptist Church. Burial was at historical Evergreen Cemetery, in Orange, under direction of Claybar Funeral Home,

Pabst Blue ribbon beer. Judge Halliburton was a treasure. I’m thankful for the time we traveled down life’s highway together. His wife Sue still lives in Orange and our thoughts are with her and her family on this

10th anniversary of Judge Halliburton’s death. They would have been married 55 years this month. I like to think about Grover and Rev. Leo being together somewhere.

A symbol of honor, pride and glory forever Melodie McClain For The Record What first started out as a grieving daughter wanting an American flag to fly high over the Field of Honor in the Veterans section of the cemetery her father, Harold Perkins, was laid to rest in, has managed to get the attention of the VFW and the Boy Scouts. As a Boy Scout leader and a daughter of a veteran, Lisa Rougeau wanted her sons to The American flag, a great symbol of honor, pride and sacrifice.

be a part of something great so May 10th from 10 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. there’s going to be a formal flag raising ceremony at Claybar’s Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Orange. The Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts from pack 290 will be conducting the ceremony honoring all deceased veterans in the cemetery’s Field of Honor. There will be a speaker from Claybar and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2775 will be in attendance.

Lisa is a very patriotic daughter and feels strongly about the pride, sacrifice and honor the American flag represents, not only to her, but to countless veterans and American citizens. “I am so pleased that the day of the ceremony falls on the anniversary of the day my Father passed away in 2013 on May 10th,” said Lisa. So come on out and honor our military and come admire the flag on the newly lit flagpole. See you there!


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Horse racing and NFL fans share similar apprehensions Kaz’s Korner Joe Kaz For The Record

Peggy Roberts Carroll shows off a nice speckled trout caught on Sabine Lake. RECORD PHOTO: Dickie Colburn


Wind tough on local anglers Gary Devers twitched the tip of his new Laguna medium light casting rod with its cyclone wrapped eyes for the first time and his black-chartreuse She Dog struggled a short distance across the surface before pausing to rest a moment. Before he could retrieve the slack line the topwater lure silently disappeared in a bulge of chocolate colored water. Setting the hook required little more than hanging on as the fish plowed across the shallow flat just beneath the surface. “That has to be a redfish,” I offered as he backed off his drag and flashed a satisfied smile. Somewhere between the hook set and the net, however, the redfish turned into a 26-inch trout that we photographed and quickly released. “And you wanted to cancel this trip,” Gary barked while checking his leader for any worn spots. Less than thirty minutes and two small keeper trout later found us surfing across the shallow flat in a 20 mph southwest wind. The already dirty water yielded the last six inches of visibility and there was little doubt that once again the game had changed due to the wind. The following morning, Peggy Roberts Carroll was still mastering the basics of casting into the wind with a seven foot medium action spinning rod when a solid fish rudely interrupted the practice session. Setting the hook proved to be the quickest learned part of the process and, not surprisingly, she even managed to maneuver her personal best five pound trout around the big engine and into the net. The Houston Memorial Park LPGA teaching pro who was in town for a Stark High “Class of 64” reunion is obviously more comfortable with a three wood in her hands than a spinning rod, but athleticism accelerates the leaning curve in fishing as well. Within the hour the wind was one again howling and what appeared to have the potential for a decent morning quickly disappeared in the whitecaps. Peggy would later point out that both casting a lure and hitting a golf ball too high into the wind produces the same miserable results. I can simply position the boat upwind to rectify the casting COLBURN Page 3B

For the past few months the horse racing world was all agog about the prospects of a three-year old super horse that was winning up a storm on the California race tracks this year of perhaps being the next Triple Crown winner. And ever since the NFL playoffs and Super Bowl ended in early February and the college underclassmen declared for the May draft, ardent fans (especially those in the Houston area) have been making a case for the Houston Texans to select Texas A&M’s super quarterback Johnny Manziel as their No. 1 draft choice. Reams of copy have flowed about the greatness of California Chrome, who is owned by Steven Coburn and Perry Martin, trained by 77-year old Art Sherman and ridden by jockey Victor Espinoza. After winning all three starts this year and the final one he ran in 2013 by a combined total of 24¼ lengths, California Chrome headed the 19-horse field Saturday for the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, KY. by being installed as the 5-2 favorite. California Chrome didn’t disappoint, either, as he burst forth from the relatively slow pace at the long Churchill Downs stretch and was leading

at the eighth pole by five lengths and held off 38-l long-shot Commanding Curve to win by nearly two lengths. “I told people this colt will go down in history,” Coburn chortled after the race. “When he wins the Triple Crown, he will be the first California-bred to ever win a Triple Crown. That’s where we’re going.” The victory made Sherman the oldest trainer to win America’s most famous horse race. Charlie Whittingham won the 1989 Kentucky Derby with Sunday Silence when he was 76. California Chrome was the 85th Derby horse to start from the No. 5 post position and only the ninth to win since 1930. The last one was New York-bred Funny Cide who won the Derby in 2003. Now the oldest trainer to win the Derby and his horse are headed to Baltimore for the Preakness on May 17, the next step on the Triple Crown trail. It will be Sherman’s first trip to Pimlico. Derby runner-up Commander Curve and seventh-place finisher Ride On Curlin are expected to show up at the Preakness along with Pablo Del Monte, whose owner decided not to run in the Derby, Kid Cruz, Dynamic Impact, Bob Bafferttrained Bayern and Social Inclusion. The Preakness has a maximum field limit of 14 horses.

California Chrome

But now all eyes are focused on the three-day NFL Draft that begins tomorrow (Thurs.) with many Lone Star State fans hoping the Houston Texans make the right choice. And for most fans that right choice is selecting the best quarterback available, who they believe is the 5-11 ¾ and 207 pounds of excitement in Johnny Manziel. But the Texans General Manager Rick Smith, who is overseeing his eighth draft for owner Bob McNair, is playing it close to the vest. “The toughest thing about having the first overall pick is what we had to go through to earn it,” Smith lamented to the Houston Chronicle last weekend. “It was very painful to get to this point.” Smith could possibly select defensive end Jadeveon Clowney or even trade down for additional picks in the most

Johnny Manziel

talent-laden draft in a decade. Smith was asked by the Chronicle how the Texans evaluate a player like Manziel, whose popularity transcends the NFL and would enhance the Texans’ brand nationally. “Your evaluation is based on the football player, your expectation of what a player can do in your system with his skillset and his potential growth,” Smith carefully explained. “What’s his medical? How do you think he’ll be in the locker room? How will he be in the community? You factor those things into the equation. These are football decisions,” Smith continued. The wide-open offense Manziel ran at Texas A&M gave him significant freedom to adlib—the type rarely afforded in the hyper-structured NFL. KAZ Page2B


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Orange County’s track and field stars head to state Joe Kazmar For The Record Orange County will be well-represented at the Class 3A University Interscholastic League State Track & Field Championships this week, May 9-10 in Austin. Bridge City’s Katy Thornton earned a trip to state by winning the pole vault with an 11-foot effort while Lady Cardinal teammate Alexus Henry was first by high-jumping 5-6 in the regional meet. Also heading to Austin will be West Orange-Stark Lady Mustang LaShya Cole, who finished second in the girls triple jump with a leap of 36.9¼. West Orange-Stark also will send its boys 800 relay team of Johnnie Shaw, Chris James, ThoMarcus Fontenot and Dionte Thompson to the state meet after a second place finish with a time of 1:28.04. Thompson also took third in the high jump with a leap of 6-6 and Will Johnson will compete in the 300 high hurdles, also after finishing third. Ethan Reed of Little Cypress-Mauriceville also earned a trip to the state meet in the discus.


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But it must be pointed out that Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson scrambled all over the field throughout last season en route to the Super Bowl and a huge upset victory. Manziel was good enough at A&M to win the Heisman Trophy in his first season at quarterback and made a middling program in the Big 12 competitive in the SEC, considered the best conference in America. In two seasons Manziel passed for 63 touchdowns and ran for 30, toppling dozens of national, conference and school records. NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock recently evaluated Manziel to USA TODAY Sports Weekly. “Johnny’s got the arm strength, intelligence and the WOW factor, “Now he’s just got to learn to win by making some NFL throws from the pocket. And if you can combine the two of them, I think you have a Pro Bowl, Super Bowl-winning type of quarterback.” If the Houston Texans don’t think that’s enough to make Johnny Manziel their No. 1

draft pick tomorrow night at 7 p.m. on the NFL Network with live coverage also on ESPN, then they probably can figure out who they will pick as their No. 1 draft pick in the 2015 draft next year. But all of the drafting gurus on NFL Live this week have been touting Jadeveon Clowney as being the first player taken in tomorrow’s draft by the Texans unless they trade away their No. 1 pick. And Johnny Manziel worked out last weekend with the St. Louis Rams, who are desperate to turn things around after being the losingest NFL team over the last five seasons. KWICKIES…Before we finish with the upcoming draft, one-fourth of the NFL’s current starting quarterbacks were chosen with the first overall pick in the draft, but of the eight, only Peyton (1998) and Eli Manning (2004) have won Super Bowls. Carson Palmer (2003) and Andrew Luck (2012) have been to two Pro Bowls and Alex Smith (2005) went to one. Matthew Stafford (2009) and Cam Newton (2011) have each had one playoff appearance

West Orange-Stark Mustang sprinter Chris James hands off to Marcus Fontenot for a first place win in the Dist. 21-3A championships. RECORD PHOTO: Larry Trimm

Bridge City Lady Cardinal pole vaulter Katy Thornton will be among the Orange County athletes participating in the UIL State Track and Field Championships this week. RECORD PHOTO: Larry Trimm

Oklahoma City hosting No. 3 Los Angeles Clippers. The Houston Astros already are back in familiar territory as the worst team in the major leagues with their 10-21 record in games through Sunday. Last month the Astros got decent starting pitching, but no hitting. So far this month they are scoring plenty of runs, but the pitching stinks. Things probably won’t improve much during their current four-game series at Detroit, where the Tigers boast the best record in the majors (17-9) through Sunday’s games.

For ‘orphaned’ wildlife, less may mean more

while Sam Bradford (2010) has yet to see the postseason. North Carolina high schools passed a “Mercy Rule” for football and basketball games in which one team is leading by 40 or more points by halftime or later. Both coaches must agree to either a running game clock or to just end the game early. The first round of the National Basketball Association playoffs ended quite differently for the two Texas teams that were eliminated last weekend. The No. 4-seeded Houston Rockets, who were favored to win their best-of-seven series in six games, lost to the fifthseeded Portland Trail Blazers in six games, instead. The crowning blow was a slung-up three-pointer with .9 seconds left that gave the Blazers a 9998 victory in Game 6. But the No. 8-seeded Dallas Mavericks, after surprising the No. 1-seeded San Antonio Spurs by winning two of the first three games, were blown out in Game 7 119-96. The Conference semifinals began Monday with No. 1 Indiana Pacers hosting the fifth-seeded Washington Wizards and No. 6 Brooklyn visiting No. 2 Miami. The other match-ups have No. 5 Portland at No. 1 San Antonio and No. 2


JUST BETWEEN US…The manner in which the Seattle Seahawks rewarded their threetime All-Pro free safety Earl Thomas for all the long hours of extra work he put in to learn every intricate facet of the team’s defense was definitely a touch of class. Last week the Seahawks extended the final year of the former West OrangeStark All-Stater’s contract four more years, with the extension worth $40 million with $27.725 million guaranteed, making him the highest paid safety in the National Football League at the tender age of 24 years old. Thomas was Seattle’s firstround draft pick in 2010 and has played four full seasons without missing a game.

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AUSTIN-- As wildlife become active this time of year, many animals are on the move and taking their young as they search for resources. People in rural and urban environments may find themselves coming across adolescent animals that appear to need human kindness but sometimes the less human interaction the babies get, the better. Gone are the spring days of wobbly fawns and baby birds just out of their shells, yet these and other animals are still only a few months old. Most are adolescents being cared for by their mothers and these young animals often stray and appear to be abandoned. Some may appear listless from the heat or lack of water. This is not the time to help out, wildlife experts say. “Many people discover apparently lost or abandoned wildlife young and take them in, thinking they are doing the right thing, and this sometimes does more harm than good,” said Mark Klym of the Wildlife Diversity branch at the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. “People should leave young animals alone unless they are obviously injured or orphaned. It is best to observe a wild creature from a distance for a while in order to make that determination.” Staying too close to the baby may keep the mother from returning, Klym said. The fawning season begins in early to mid-May with fawns’ mottled coats hiding them from predators. As fawns mature they shed these coats for a more adult color, they can catch the eye of a predator. ORPHANED WILDLIFE Page 3B

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issue for my clients, but you golfers will have to schedule a practice session with her as turning around and hitting the ball in the opposite direction is not a practical option on the golf course! Before you declare this to be the windiest spring you can ever recall and resort to golfing to best enjoy what has been otherwise beautiful weather....consider trailering your rig to fish more protected water rather than making those long wet boat rides. I detest the idea of trailering as fish cleaning facilities, etc. are more important to me as a guide, but that is a viable option for the recreational angler that refuses to give in to the wind. The same day last week that we eventually caved in to a 25 mph wind trying to fish the north end of the lake, a friend drove around the lake and launched in the back end of Johnson’s Bayou on the south end. It

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yucky water than red shad. I also turn to a single-spin spinner bait when probing the shoreline for flounder and redfish. The vibration factor produces far more strikes for me than simply crawling a jig across the bottom. I will switch between pink and chartreuse, but my most effective body on the spinnerbait is a GULP swimming mullet. I was very much impressed by the winning weights in this weekend’s Riverfest tournament. In spite of all of the wind the winning trout caught by Jim McVey was 28.6 inches long and weighed 8.09 pounds. Steve Derouen’s winning red was less than 27 inches long, but still weighed in at a healthy 8.75 pounds and Jeff Broussard won the flounder division with a very nice 5.61 pound flounder. Wind or no wind….those were quality fish!

required an extra hour on the road, but they fished well past noon and finished with a dozen trout and five redfish. The most determined fishermen will tell you that the wind doesn’t diminish their confidence level nearly as much as poor water clarity and that can be a problem even in the semiprotected areas. Remember… when fishing the lake, no area is totally impervious to the negative effects of silted water as it spreads throughout the system on tide changes. In spite of the fact that I log countless hours on the water when I could be doing something more responsible, I still struggle with these same conditions. More often than not, however, I can salvage a number of days with two minor changes in my lure selection. At least on Sabine Lake, I firmly believe that there is no better color in plastics when hunting trout and reds in

Orphanded animals The compulsion to help or investigate an animal that looks abandoned can be overwhelming, but interference could harm its chances of rejoining its caretaker. If adopted, even for a few days, animals may lose the skills necessary to fend for themselves in the wild. “It’s true, a lot of these deer and other animals do not make it to adulthood,” said Alan Cain, the Whitetail Deer Program Leader at TPWD. “With the natural baseline for their natural habitat threatened from drought, many does cannot produce enough milk to support her fawn.” Cain said 95-98 percent of does reproduce every year, but relatively few of these fawns make it to adulthood. He noted, however, that deer are highly reproductive ani-


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Let the fish tell you what they want

An oversized redfish caught with smart tactics.

Outdoors Chuck Uzzle

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A pair of 10 pound redfish slid down the shoreline of a grassy bank with theirbacks and tails exposed for all to see, shrimp and little baitfish showered across the surface hoping not to be the last one in line or the first one on the menu. As I stood on the poling platform and watched these fish going about the business of finding something to eat it was easy to tell they were almost oblivious to anything else but their next meal. My fishing partner for the day, Ray Johnson, readied his 8 weight fly rod for a cast as the boat eased into position. Ray placed the fly a couple of feet in front of the pair and began an erratic retrieve as they closed the gap, in a flash they both charged the fly like two second graders fighting for the last ice cream at lunch. The commotion they caused was insane and more than Ray

could take as he pulled the fly away from the redfish in a reaction strike instead of waiting for the fish to actually eat the fly. “That was incredible” said Johnson, “they were so aggressive”. Aggressive doesn’t do those fish justice, when they really want to eat there is just about nothing you can do to stop them. The “aggressive” mentality is probably the one most fishermen associate with redfish and they certainly deserve that distinction, but that’s not the only facet of their personality. As aggressive as these fish can be they can be equally skittish and spooky, these attributes are what make this fish so appealing because you never know which redfish is going to show up. I have seen fishermen make absolutely perfect casts to cruising redfish only to have the fish break and swim off like lightning just struck beside them. They many different actions of redfish and their body

movements will often tell you exactly what kind of mood they are in and even what they are feeding on. Just like the two big fish mentioned earlier, the cruising fish tend to be eating baitfish or shrimp while fish that stay in one stationary spot and “root” in the bottom are likely to be eating crabs. The stationary fish will often stick their tails completely out of the water and look like flags, waving and tempting fishermen to try their luck. The sight of redfish tails in the air is one of the ultimate thrills for shallow water anglers, the stalk and the presentation are just icing on the cake once you find the fish. Now redfish aren’t the only fish that offer up visible clues to their personality, speckled trout will give you some clues as well. Unlike down south where anglers often get opportunities to sight cast to trout, fishermen on the upper coast seldom are lucky enough to see fish in our bays. Trout on the other hand don’t have to be seen in order to be read, easily the most obvious sign trout give is the “slick”. A “slick” is a shiny spot on the surface of the water caused from the oils of baitfish that trout feed on. A speckled trout is a voracious feeder and will often regurgitate bits and pieces of what they are feeding on, at that point is when the slick appears. Not only can fishermen see slicks they can also smell them, they typically smell sweet and really similar to the pogey that crabbers use to bait there traps. If you see or smell a slick you can often get upwind or up current from the area and locate fish. A word of wisdom on the subject of slicks, don’t be fooled by slicks that originate from crab traps. When you locate a slick be sure to check the area for crab traps, if none are present then it’s a good idea to investigate. Also when fishing these slicks it’s better to fish the smaller ones because they are the freshest. This pattern is particularly good in the summer, especially

on calm days. If there is any draw back to fishing slicks its got be that gafftop can make slicks as well and will often fool even the most veteran fishermen. Regardless of the risk of catfish it’s always worth checking a fresh slick because you may just find a really good concentration of fish. By reading the signs that redfish and speckled trout give off you can understand what they may be feeding on or where they may be located. The visual keys are there for all fishermen who take the time to look and judge what they have seen. Take initiative to read your fish next time out on the water and catch more fish.

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Science SuperStars Begin 17th Year

Students participate in Science SuperStars

Staff Report For The Record After a short hiatus, Science SuperStars will again be offered to students going into the 8th grade who attend Orange County Schools. In 2013, due to a grant from DuPont Sabine River Works, 35 8th elementary students from throughout the area. Programs will continue

through May and begin again in the fall. Students are selected from schools throughout the county to participate in this program. Each student is required to attend a free twoweek summer camp in Orange at which they learn both science concepts and exiting ways to present these concepts to other students. Students participating in this program will develop expertise in almost 100 activities. After students have received this training, they then present highly motivation science shows to elementary students throughout the region during the 20142015 school year. The selection process for participation in this program includes the submission of a recent report card and a teacher recommendation. Students must be entering the 8th grade and be able to attend one of the workshops, either June 24th through July 24th. Workshops will be help at WOS Elementary on MLK in Orange. Local teachers and SuperStar alumni, along with Mr. Hoke, will teach students at these sessions. Currently in the U.S. there are at least 10 Science SuperStar programs operating, all with their origins from the one started in Orange County, Texas. According to Michael Hoke, Founder of Science SuperStars, “We owe it to our children in Orange County to offer this program and DuPont has generously agreed to sponsor Science SuperStars. Hopefully, we can again provide this quality science program to children throughout Orange County to better prepare them for their future.” Parents interested in their child attending this program may receive an application by emailing Michael Hoke at . The deadline for all applications is May 24.

It was a Fiesta at the Expo Center for seniors

John Repasky of Bridge City received the award for oldest citizen at 97,

Altus Bros. Band performed for seniors Tuesday at the OC Expo Center. L to R: Collin Slaughter - Mandolin; Huey Buxton - Fiddle; Ted Slaughter - accoustic guitar; Darin Sasser - vocal/guitar; Britt Godwin - vocal/guitar; and David Slaughter - bass guitar.

Weldon Townsend received the Male Sr. Citizen of the Year Award.

Penny LeLeux For The Record The Orange County Convention and Expo Center was covered in bright colors as 430 seniors converged at the 45th annual Senior Citizen Rally Day hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension office and Better Living For Texans, Tuesday. Seniors were treated to a health fair, bingo, a Mexican Feast with chips and salsa, enchiladas, tamales, beans and rice; with ice cream and cinnamon cookies for dessert. Britt Godwin and the Altus Bros. Band performed, as did Mexican Heritage dancers from Mid-County. Pam Scales Honeycutt and Weldon Townsend were named Senior Citizens of the Year for their years of volunteerism and service to Orange

County. Since Inez Turner wasn’t in attendance this year, John Repasky from Bridge City won the award for oldest senior in attendance at age 97. Robert and Shirley Durmon of Rose City had the most great-grandchildren with 46. They said that count didn’t include the stepgrandchildren. Shirley Qualls came the farthest hailing from Teanelk, N.J. John and Yvonne Combs were the most recently married couple in attendance celebrating 8 years. The longest married couple in attendance was Robert and Mary Jackson from Vidor with 72 years. Baptist Hospital Orange won the booth decorating contest for their “Fiesta” inspired creation. Orange County Judge Carl Thibodeaux emceed the event and awards were presented by County Commissioner Pct. 2 Owen Burton

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Service League ends year of giving with annual banquet Penny LeLeux For The Record

New provisional members to the Orange Service League for 2014 left to right are; Louis Ferrell, Harriet Risinger, Codie Vasquez, Sandhya Ong, Gail Prettyman, and Nikki Garrett. Not shown is Janelle Ramsey.


The Service League of Orange held its annual banquet Thursday at the Sunset Grove Country Club. Members feasted on pecan crusted chicken and sumptuous pot roast, with carrots, mashed potatoes, rice and gravy and more, with a decorated cake for desert. J. Scott Aflorist gave a flower arranging demonstration in which he demonstrated a Lily Grass weave technique he created. Doug Rogers, director of Orange Community Players, Inc.’s current production Les Miserables was on hand with two of his cast members, Joshua Scales and Hillary Gray. They sang numbers from the show to entertain the crowd in very moving performances. Provisional members for 2014

were introduced. They included: Louis Ferrell, Harriet Risinger, Codie Vasquez, Sandhya Ong, Gail Prettyman, and Nikki Garrett. Janelle Ramsey was not present. Mindy McKee, the outgoing president gave the annual report. “We had a wonderful Follies earning $55,644.53 and Follies hours worked totaling approximately 2,700,” said McKee. “Many said it was the best Follies they had seen in years. Thank you to Christi Kovatch and Rose Thayer for taking on the Follies.” They fulfilled 14 community needs grants totaling $24,516.47 this year according Carolyn Lemons (parliamentarian) hands the gavel over to Rosemary Higgins the new 2014 Service League of Orange president. to the report. The Toy Coffee was held at Larry and Jan Jacobs beautiful 600 hours on the Toy Coffee. worked over 150 hours between home in Waterwood Estates They came in $523 under bud- the two volunteers. They donated $1,500 to The bringing in 349 guests, 567 toys get on this event. and $3,000. Volunteers worked Gift shop sales at Baptist Or- Lutcher Theater for sponsorange Hospital were approxi- ship of “Four Stand Up Dads” mately $24,000, with 2,170 and $2,500 for sponsorship of hours worked by volunteers. the Children’s Theater Season The Gift shop committee do- for 2014-2015. nated two Wii gaming systems, We voted on a Mission Statetwo televisions and carts to the ment: The Service League of Orange, founded in 1954, is an hospital. They also introduced their new organization of women comslogan “Gifts Etc., Little Shop mitted to promoting volunteerwith a Big Heart;” a signature ism and striving to be vibrant shopping bag; and started a presence by improving communities through the effective Face Book page. The organization’s Special action and leadership of trained Health Committee had one re- volunteers with its purpose exferral from the schools for clusively educational and charitable. medical attention. The League participated in Lit- Hours worked by Active memtle Cypress School’s Communi- bers as of the end of April inty Resource Walk and received cluding Follies was 6,513. a total of $390 from classes to “Thank you ladies. You are all be used towards Special Health fabulous!” said McKee. needs. The League donated Rosemary Higgins was in$390 to the Stay and Play play- stalled as the new president. ground at Little Cypress-Mauriceville Middle School. Their Fine Arts program has been to four schools so far and are scheduled to go to two more before the end of the school year. Approximately 675 students will be taught the program, after all six schools are Melodie McClain visited and the committee will For The Record have worked over 200 hours. The Lamar State College – Elder fun has been busy playing Bingo at the four nursing Orange 9th April 23rd had a homes in Orange. They worked great turn out on a beautiful day. approximately 600 hours total. Ladies from all around strolled The Rainbow Room Commit- in to the Brown Estate welcomtee consisting of Brenda Mou- ing a break from the ordinary ton and Susan Freiberg have and looking forward to special treatment. Which is exactly what they got. Shopping was right at everyone’s fingertips with tempting bling and charming items for the home. T-shirts & quilts by Tina Wise, jewelry by John Scofield, Mary Kay from Lisa Bland, cards and gifts by Sue Ferguson, Luvs Lingerie from Pam Vincent, purses from Carol Willis, Avon by Aimee Tait, plants by JoAnn’s Nursery and Debbie & Patrick’s Cottage Cuttings, Silpada Jewelry from Ann Holtmeyer, floral

Hillary Gray and Joshua Scales from the cast of Orange Community Players, Inc. production of “Les Miserables” entertained the women at the 2014 Service League of Orange’s annual banquet Thursday with musical selections from the show. Also pictured is the show’s director, Doug Rogers.

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Orange County Texas Exes Names 2014 Scholarship Winners

Sidney Schubarth, BCHS Salutatorian, receives June and Jesse B. Gunstream Endowed Scholarship for Academic Excellence

Staff Report For The Record The Orange County chapter of the University of Texas at Austin Texas Exes is proud to announce their scholarship winners for 2014. Orange County Texas Exes has given over $80,000 in scholarships to local high school students over the last twenty five years. Kirsten Wolfford attends Orangefield High School and ranks 3rd of 127. Kirsten is the winner of the Judge Pat Clark Endowed Scholarship for Community Service which is given to the student the selection committee feels most embodies Judge Clark’s legacy of serving others. She will major in Gov-

Kirsten Wolfford, OFHS, receives Judge Pat Clark Endowed Scholarship for Community Service

ernment, having been accepted into the Liberal Arts Honors Program by the College of Liberal Arts. Kirsten is president of the National Honor Society and has been class president since she was a freshman. She is the co-captain of the cheerleading squad and participated in Girls State and Girls Nation. Sidney Schubarth is from Bridge City High School and is Salutatorian of her class. Sidney is the winner of the June and Jesse B. Gunstream Endowed Scholarship for Academic Excellence which is given to the student the selection committee feels will exemplify scholarship and leadership on the UT campus. She has also been accepted into the Liberal Arts Honors Program by the College of Liberal Arts. Sidney


The Fraternal Order of Eagles, “EAGLE RIDERS” Aerie 2523

Anna Piper, BCHS, receives Wynne Hunt Memorial Endowed Scholarship

is a state competitor in UIL Social Studies. She was selected by the Bridge City Chamber of Commerce as their Student of the Month and has finished second place in the Stark Reading Contest twice. Anna Piper is from Bridge City High School, and ranks 10th in her class. Anna is the recipient of the Wynne Hunt Memorial Endowed Scholarship which is given to the student the selection committee feels will carry the Longhorn spirit well past their years on the UT campus. She will seek a degree in Public Relations in the Moody College of Communications. Anna has received the AP Scholar Award and the Student of the Month for Science. She is the captain of the UIL Spelling Team and is also a member of the UIL Math Team and National Honor Society.

Members of Orange Eagle Riders

Attended the Fundraiser in Jennings, Louisiana. Sponsored by The Cajun Riders. The proceeds will benefit the Lyon’s Club, to help and support the St. Jude Foundation.

Education Retiree’s Convention Staff Report For The Record In April, the public education retiree members of the Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA) held their annual convention in Dallas. This was the best attended convention in many years. Some 1,134 registered education retirees attended. This annual convention is held to update the TRTA membership across the state relative to the health and well being of their retirement system, the Teacher Retirement System (TRS) of Texas. While there are some 80,000 plus TRTA members statewide, the state is broken down into 20 districts across the state. The convention attendees represent these 20 districts and meet annually to conduct the business of TRTA. This year’s convention may be noted in that it entertained a request from, and heard, Lieutenant David Dewhurst speak to the delegate assembly. The assembly also had candidates for governor; Wendy Davis and Greg Abbott speak. TRTA membership keeps abreast of all candidates running for office and their platforms relative to education, educators and education retirees. TRTA maintains a close working relationship with all

Doris and Harvey Wilson attend the Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA) Convention in Dallas as representatives for the Orange Co. Retired Teachers Asso.

legislators at both a local and state level. While TRTA members are mainly retired educators, their efforts are also for the future retirees in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas. Future retires may become members of TRTA through a local unit. Local units can be identified and membership information found via website – on the MEMBERSHIP tab. If you are interested in becoming a member of the active Orange Co. Retired Teachers Asso call 886-4804 for more information. Or join us for a brief meeting and lunch at 11 a.m. Monday, May 12th Meth-

Luncheon arrangements by Angie Trevino and furnishings from Mom and Daughter’s Repurposed Furnishings were available. Massage therapist, Brooklyn Richardson was on hand with free fifteen minutes massages. Her massage chair was never empty. Everyone enjoyed a delicious lunch. The service was great and so was the coffee. After lunch speaker, Patsy Peck, owner of Peck Travel Agency, offered tips on making travel less stressful in her “Keep Calm Travel On” presentation. Patsy believes, “Travel is the best education and the best way to escape everyday routines, refresh ourselves and gain new perspectives.” She says over packing is usually the biggest mistake travelers tend to make. She had some good suggestions on traveling lighter like buying a lightweight pull along. She also recommended customizing your bag so you can recognize it quickly, by marking it in some way to make it stand out from the other luggage. Other suggestions were putting iden-

odist Fellowship Hall, 401 N. 37th at Wesley United Street, Orange, TX 77630.  

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tification inside luggage, as well as outside, in case the outside tag comes off. Taking advantage of travel insurance and leaving valuables at home were tips shared for happy trails while traveling, also. Patsy answered several questions on the benefits of having a travel agent. She said, “A travel agent will spend a lot of time finding the best prices on airfares and hotel rates, free of charge.” She also added a travel agent will be there to back you up if something goes wrong, whereas an online booking service might not. When the topic of how to get through customs quickly came up, someone said putting smelly, dirty clothing on top in your suitcase will speed it up every time. Imagine that. Lots of door prizes were given out and everyone got a gift bag with nifty stuff in it. It’s hard to beat being treated to a scrumptious lunch, an informative presentation and neat surprises. It’s always a pleasure to visit the Brown Estate. You just don’t walk into a home like it every day.

BARRY KNOWS THIS PRECINCT AND HE WILL REPRESENT ALL OF PRECINCT 2. He was born in ORANGE. Grew up in MAURICEVILLE. Played Little League baseball in BANCROFT Graduated from LCM & LAMAR UNIVERSITY He lives in ORANGEFIELD. He is a member of First Baptist MAURICEVILLE and also attends McLEWIS CoC with Cindy’s family.

Orange County and Pct. 2 DESERVE: • • • • •

A Hard Working FULL TIME Commissioner for Hard Working People A Tight Fisted Conservative with Sound Ethics. A Strong Advocate for all the citizens An Open Minded, Honest and Respectful approach to the issues. A Consistent and Reasonable voice.

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Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of MARilyN sUE KAisER, Deceased, were issued on April 25, 2014, In Cause No. P-16828 styled: Estate of , deceased, in the County Court at Law of Orange County, Texas, to: JANET MosElEy sEVERDiA, whose mailing address is 7045 Hwy 12, Vidor, Orange County, Texas 77662. All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them within the time and in the manner prescribed by law.

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THe sTATe of TexAs To: MARiA VAsQUeZ-lARA Respondent, NoTice: yoU HAVe beeN sUeD. You may employ an attorney. If you or your Attorney do not file a written answer with the clerk who issued this citation by 10:00 a.m. on the Monday next following the expiration of 20 days after you were served this citation and petition, a default judgment may be taken against you. The petition of JesUs HeRNANDeZ-ibARRA, Petitioner, was filed in the 128th District Court of Orange County, Texas on April 8, 2014, against MARiA VAsQUeZ-lARA, Respondent, numbered 140341-D, and entitled "In the Matter of the Marriage of" JesUs HeRNANDeZ-ibARRA and MARiA VAsQUeZ-lARA. The suit requests a divorce.

The court has authority in this suit to enter any judgment or decree dissolving the marriage and providing for the division of property which will be binding on you. issUeD AND GiVeN under my hand and seal of said Court at Orange, Texas this May 2, 2014.

The state of Texas To any and all Unknown Heirs and all Persons interested in the Estate of

To be published in The Record Newspapers John A. Ainsworth, Deceased 07/29/09 cause No. P16859 in county court at law, orange ******PleAse fAxcounty, ANyTexas coRRecTioNs bynumbered and The alleged heir(s) at law in the above entitled estate filed an 5 P.M. ToDAyHEIRSHIP in this APPLICATION TO DETERMINE estate on May 1, 2014, requesting that the Court determine to 735-7346 who are the heirs and only heirs of John A. Ainsworth, Deceased, and theirThanks, respective shares and interests in such estate. Debbie

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Record The Record Newspapers Notice isThe hereby given Newspapers Estate of Faye W. Notice is hereby given 03/06/13 03/06/13 03/06/13that original Letters that original Letters Bounds, Deceased, were Testamentary for the Estate Testamentary for the Estate of Pat Long Thompson, issued on April 23, 2014, of Pat Long Thompson, Jr., Deceased, were issued FAX AN Jr., Deceased, were issued fAx in Cause No.PLEASE P16831, PLEASE PlEAsE onANy May 6, 2014, in Cause FAX ANY on May 6, 2014, in Cause pendingBY in the County No. P-16852, pending in CORRECTIONS B No. P-16852, pending in CORRECTIONS coRREcTioNs by the County Court at Law the County Court at Law Court at Law, ORANGE of Orange County, Texas, NOON MONDAY of Orange County, Texas,MoNDAy NOON MONDAY NooN County, Texas, to: Jesse to: ARVA BEE FISETTE to: ARVA BEE FISETTE before publication d THOMPSON. Butler. date before publication before publication date THOMPSON.

Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of Pat long Thompson, Jr., Deceased, were issued on May 6, 2014, in Cause No. P-16852, pending in the County Court at Law of Orange County, Texas, to: ARVA bEE fisETTE THoMPsoN.

Thanks. Thanks.All persons having Thanks. All persons having claims All persons having claims against this Estate, which claims against this Estate against this Estate, which is currently being adminisis currently being adminiswhich is currently being tered, are required to prestered, are required to presadministered are required ent them to the undersigned ent them to the undersigned within the time and in the within the time and in the to present them to the FAX manner prescribed by law. fAx manner prescribed by law. FAX undersigned within the c/o George B. Barron# 735-7346 # 735-7346 c/o George B. Barron # 735-7346 time and in the manner Attorney at Law Attorney at Law prescribed by law. P.O. Box 279 P.O. Box 279 c/o: Jesse Butler Orange, TX 77631-0279 Orange, TX 77631-0279 11995 N. U.S. Highway 69 DATED: the 6th day of DATED: the 6th day of Pollok, Texas 75969 proofing. May, 2014 May, 2014

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 George b. barron Attorney at law P.o. box 279 orange, Tx 77631-0279 DATED: the 6th day of Enlarged for May, 2014

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GEORGE B. BARRON GEOrGE B. BArrON 04302014 issue of the 108 N. 7th Street 108 N. 7th Street P.O. Box 279 P.O. Box 279Record Newspapers The Orange, TX 77631-0279 Orange, TX 77631-0279 Phone No.: 409/886/3090 Phone No.: 409/886/3090 Fax No.: 409/886-4448 Fax No.:PlEAsE 409/886-4448 fAX ANy SBT No.: 01817500 SBT No.: 01817500 coRREcTioNs by ATTORNEY FOR EXECUTRIX ATTOrNEy FOr EXECuTriX

5 P.M. MoNDAy to 735-7346 Thanks.

The court may act on this application at any call of the docket on or after 10:00 a.m. on the Monday next after the expiration of 10 days from the date of publication of this citation, at the Orange County Courthouse, 801 W. Division, Orange, Texas 77630.

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

DATED the 23rd day of April, 2014

Jim"Sharon"Bearden JIM SHARON BEARDEN Attorney for Jesse Butler State Bar No. 01983000 116 South Border Street Orange, TX 77630 Telephone 409-883-4501

fAX # 735-7346

All persons interested in this case are cited to appear before this Honorable Court by filing a written contest or answer to this Application should they desire to do so. To ensure its consideration, you or your attorney must file any objection, intervention or response in writing with the County Clerk of Orange County, Texas. Given under my hand and the seal of the County Court at Law, Orange County, Texas at the office of the Orange County Clerk in Orange, Texas on May 1, 2014.

VicKie eDGeRly, District clerk Orange County, Texas By: Stephanie Bussell, Deputy

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