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County Record Vol. 53 No. 07

The Community Newspaper of Orange, Texas

Week of Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Texas Registry changes could cause more work Penny Leleux For The Record

Emergency Management Director Jeff Kelley updated commissioners on the situation with the state changes to the Transportation Assistance Registry. The state is converting to the new State of Texas Systems Registry, which is not compatible with the county’s system. Kelley said we do not have access to the system and we have no visibility to the data. “I’ll tell you what I know at

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this point. We will have to go into this hurricane season managing two systems. There is no doubt about it, they will not be

compatible.” He said training for the new system was posted, but when they went to register for the training Monday, the posting had been removed. “So something’s up with that training.” “If we have to go into the season having to manage two systems and we have to perform an evacuation, we use anywhere from four to eight folks from other county departments to come in and help us run that phone bank, that’s going to double having to run two essential but separate systems to make sure we get everybody. We’re going to have to manually cross check that system against our system to make sure that no one is missed, name by name,” said Kelley. According to Kelley, it was the chief of Division of Emergency Management that decided to go with the new system. He said they met with all the jurisdictions last February and sought input on what they intended to do. “We pointed out what we didn’t like and what the problems we saw were and when they rolled the new system out, no changes had been made, it was exactly as it was presented when they came around in February.” Kelley did assure commissioners they were as ready as possible, but if an evacuation situation comes up this year, it is going to take double the manpower to make sure no one is left behind. “We’ll continue to work on it and update you,” said Kelley. “Always wanting to mess with things that work,” commented Thibodeaux. “It’s amazing.” In other business, commissioners appointed Franklin Walters, Connie Cassidy, Mark Wimberly, Doug Manning and John Banken to the Consultant Selection Committee for the 80x80 box hanger project at the Orange County Airport. The project is funded by Non-Primary Entitlement Funds from TxDOT Aviation. Commissioners approved the purchase of a Ford F-150 at $15,260 with trade-in of a 2003 Ford F-150 through Philpott Ford. The local bid was more than $3,000 above the


A day in the life of Mom . . . Amy Comeaux escorts her son Case on horseback around the Orange County Sheriff Posse Rodeo Arena on Saturday. The mother and son took part in Rodeo Play Day at the arena and were joined by local rodeo enthusiasts. As a mother Amy runs a lot of errands, but running this one seems to put a smile on her little boy’s face. RECORD PHOTO: Larry Trimm

Mauriceville mom gives from the heart Debby Schamber For The Record

Being a mother was something Cheryl Estes strived to become and although doctors told her if would never happen in a million years, she found a way to do it anyway many times over. Cheryl and Shane Estes, of Mauriceville, wanted children in their lives and thought about adoption, but they decided to try being a foster parent first. When three-month-old Joseph arrived as a foster child they immediately fell in love with him. A month later, Estes found out she was pregnant in spite of what doctors has claimed. A short time after Joseph’s arrival, the parents relinquished their rights making Joseph available for adoption. By the time he was 11 months old, he was officially theirs to keep. “He was our little dream come true,” Estes said. ‘We knew when he came he was going to be part of the family.” Soon after the adoption was final, their daughter, Grace was born. “We were doubly blessed,” she said. But, their lives would take a sad turn when they found out, Cheryl Estes’ father, Alton Godly, was diagnosed with cancer. He had waited so long

for his daughter to have children of her own. He lived 18 months longer before cancer took him. “He lived for that little boy,” Estes said. Estes said he was always such a “good baby.” When Jo-

seph was six months old, she was having photos taken when he began to cry. The photographer wanted to stop, but she told them to take them anyway, since this was not a face they usually got to see since he was always happy and smiling.

The photos remain a treasured item. As he grew, he was “100 percent boy. “ Estes laughs when she tells the story of a time when he came into the house

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Let KREEDOM sing Debby Schamber For The Record

Fans of Kree Harrison from all over Southeast Texas arrived Saturday morning at the Wesley United Methodist Church in Woodville to greet her as she exited the limousine. The fans donned Kree TShirts and held up signs while chanting, ‘We Love Kree!” She smiled broadly as she walked by and saw the signs welcoming her home. She would later say, she instantly felt the love from the fans. She also commented the signs which were “amazing.” Initially, the press conference was for the press only, but in the end, city and American Idol officials allowed fans to come inside. Fans of all ages rushed inside like a swarm of bees anxiously taking the remaining seats. Harrison was greeted by the

Kree Harrison, 22, greets her fans Saturday in Woodville. The streets were lined with people showing their support for the American Idol contestant. RECORD PHOTO: Nicole Gibbs

mayor of Woodville, Ben Bythewood, at the podium. “It feels good to be home,” she said to the crowd. She added she would hug as many people as possible before leaving. “This process is so fast and

intense,” she said of her schedule for the weekend. “But, it’s the cherry on top.” Harrison said it is the fast paced lifestyle of being on American Idol which is “diffi-


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Mother’s Day:

Songs from the Heart

Penny Leleux For The Record

Helen Clark has been writing songs since she was a teenager. When her kids were grown, her husband encouraged her to record some of them. “If you’re ever gonna make a recording, its time you better do it,” he said. She recorded her first album in Oklahoma City with her older daughter, Darlene Williams singing along. Her second album was recorded in Beaumont with both her daughters. The younger, Velena Taylor passed away from cancer at 42. “My baby girl could out sing me 10 to one,” said Clark. Clark is from the Lufkin area and was born in Crockett or Kennard. “I don’t know which one is on my birth certificate,” she said. Clark moved to Orange County as a young girl with her family during World War II. She has lived in Orange County ever since, with the last 37 years in Bridge City. After she made the recordings, people from the Church

Helen Clark

of Christ encouraged her to bring the discs to local radio stations, but she didn’t feel secure about her gift. “I said, ‘No, I’m embarrassed.’” She was afraid of what the disc jockeys would say about her music and couldn’t go through with it. Friends submitted the tunes for her. The late Gordon Baxter and the recently passed Bill Clark both played her gospel tunes on their shows. “They always had something positive to say,” she said. Clark said a man that worked at one of the plants with her husband said he would quit

his job and be her agent if she would sing Country, but she had no desire for fame or fortune. She only wanted to sing for the Lord. Clark said she probably won’t record another album because of the cost, but she has plenty of songs that have never been published. Her inspiration comes from hard times and experiences the Lord brings to her. “When I go through a battle spiritually, or just in life and the Lord would bring me through, I always had a song in my heart about this. Nearly every one of them is either to the Lord or a journey of a problem I had.” “I went through a dark period. We all do,” she said. “God just opened it up to me in a sermon and I went home and wrote the song. I had it all written but the last verse and that night at church I received the answer I needed.” One of her songs reflects a sermon the pastor gave one day. He was very animated, using a handkerchief as a prop, preaching about walking on the streets of gold. It inspired a song of the same name.

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“It was always something spiritual from which I write my songs. It’s a spiritual walk with God that I have always felt.” She has transferred both albums to a single CD of 20 tunes. “Songs from the Heart” sells for $10 to raise money for the church. Clark is a member of First Pentecostal Church in Orange, but sings for the Lord every Sunday at Faith Tabernacle Pentecostal Church, where her son, David pastors. Darlene no longer sings with her, but David does. “He’s pretty good too. I don’t know why he didn’t sing with us before,” she said, then corrected that statement with a laugh. “I know why, he had his mind on girls, we had ours on singing.” The 78 year old says she wants to go out of this world singing. “I feel God has blessed me extra special, to have lived this long and still have a voice to be able to sing.” If anyone is interested in purchasing a CD, contact Clark at 409-882-4947.

Staff Report For The Record

Mother’s Day is on May 12. Don’t screw it up, reports Matt Brownell consumer and retail reporter for Last week, Groupon conducted a survey of moms for Mother’s Day. Among other findings, the survey reports that, “Upon receiving a bad gift, the vast majority of moms (84 percent) say they reluctantly accept it with quiet disappointment.”

That’s right: disappointment. Remember how awful it felt when your mom would say, “I’m not mad, I’m just disappointed in you”? Do you really want to experience that again? We didn’t think so. Fortunately, both Groupon and coupon site RetailMeNot asked moms what they really want for Mother’s Day, so if you’re completely out of ideas specific to your own mother, you can at least get some sense of what would please the average American mom.

GOP spells doom for immigration reform Staff Report For The Record

WASHINGTON: Landmark immigration legislation is doomed to fail in Congress unless border-security provisions are greatly strengthened, Republican senators bluntly warned on Tuesday. “If in fact the American people can’t trust that the border is controlled, you’re never

going to be able to pass this bill,” declared Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma, top Republican on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. His admonishment, joined by those of other GOP lawmakers, came as both Democratic and Republican senators filed a flurry of amendments ahead of the first votes Thursday in a separate com-

mittee on the far-reaching bill to deal with an estimated 11 million immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally and the millions more who might be expected to try to enter in the future. Some of the amendments could destroy the legislation’s prospects by upending the carefully crafted deal negotiated over months by four Republican and four Democratic senators, supporters say.

lowest bid. The truck is for use by the Mosquito Control Department and is an approved capital outlay expense. Connie Cassidy stated all items should be listed and ready for an online auction within about one week. Judge Carl Thibodeaux will be attending a meeting in Galveston Wednesday of the Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District, Inc. and Corps of Engineers.

OC Retired Teachers to meet May 13

The Orange County Retired Teachers Association will hold its final meeting of the term at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 13, at the Wesley United Methodist Church, located at 401 37th St. in Orange. Nancy Hooker will direct the installation of officers for the 2013-2014 meeting year.

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Mother’s Day is May 12, don’t screw it up According to Groupon, the most popular gifts among moms are “something they can do with family,” a relaxation treatment or spa treatment, or “something they normally wouldn’t get for themselves.” RetailMeNot was a bit more specific. It found that 18 percent of moms most want to receive flowers, and another 18 percent would prefer to get a spa treatment. Gift certificates and jewelry were also popular choices. Unfortunately, sons and daughters don’t always come through with the preferred gifts. While many gift-givers say they will indeed be getting flowers for mom, only 7 percent told RetailMeNot that they’ll be giving jewelry. And while both surveys found spa days to be wildly popular among mothers, just 2 percent of respondents told RetailMeNot that they’d be getting their mothers a spa package. That’s a lot of “quiet disappointment.” As always, our best gift-giv-

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ing advice is just to put some thought into it. Moms told Groupon that getting a thoughtless gift is even worse than getting no gift at all, so the last thing you want to do is just grab something at the last minute with no regard for what she actually wants. If all else fails, though, get her some flowers. Matt Brownell is the consumer and retail reporter for DailyFinance. You can reach him at Matt.Brownell@

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West Orange-Stark Middle School students, Davevion McJoy and Blake Robinson participate in the water balloon in a bottle experiment with Science Superstar instructor Michael Hoke.


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with a pocket full of lizards. He pulled them out and as she shrieked, he chased her around the house with them. A trip to the beach also brings back fond memories. Joseph has spent the day collecting sea shells. A few days later, there was a bad odor in his room. Estes thought it was perhaps a hermit crab that had died in one of the shells. She began to look around when a lizard suddenly leaped out at her. That quickly ended her search for the cause of the odor. Later she asked Joseph about the smell and asked him about the lizard. He explained he had another lizard in his room and was playing hide and seek with it, when it disappeared. Eventually, the odor went away and the lizard was never found. Now, Joseph is 10 years old and joyfully, still “all boy.” The Estes’ waited for about five years before becoming foster parents again after their first time. They went through the certification classes without any regrets and eagerly awaited their newest addition to the family.

‘We love kids and always wanted a big family,” she said. “You know you are doing something wonderful when a kid hugs you and thanks you.” Their most recent placement was three girls, ages three, seven and nine years old. They were part of the family for about 18 months. If they had become available for adoption, Cheryl Estes said she would have loved for them to become more permanent family members. However, they were returned to their parents. ‘If the right situation comes through the door, we would possibly adopt again,” she added. Cheryl Estes said she would “absolutely” recommend foster parenting and adoption to others through the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services programs. “My kids like it too,” she said. “It teaches them to give from their hearts.” There is no doubt, they have learned this from their mother, not only on Mother’s Day, but everyday.

cult” but feels in the end it will all be worth it. Harrison not only has the gruelling time crunch on her practices before the next show, but also makes public appearances. Going to a children’s hospital was one of her favorite things to do outside of performing. When asked if it was everything she ever dreamed of, she replied, it is a lot more than she ever thought. “To be able to do this for the rest of my life would be like living a dream,” she said. Some of the younger fans requested a photo with the rising star. One young girl presented her with a multi-colored beaded necklace which Harrison put around her neck. Harrison saw many old friends and a teacher, Miss Hanes, she once knew while attending a Woodville school. She also attended Bridge City schools before making her way to Nashville. Harrison began performing at an early age and becoming a music star was always on her mind. She began performing when she was three years old. As a young girl, she performed at the Jasper Lion’s Club rodeo and area ball parks singing the National Anthem. Harrision went on to sing on The Rosie O’Donnell Show at eight years old and returned three more times after then. Lyric Street Records caught wind of this young talent and signed her at the age of 12. But it was short lived and due to creative differences she ended her relationship with the label. Harrison was 14 years old when she wrote her first song, “Bring Me Sunshine.” “It’s such a big step in your life to do something like this,” Harrison said. Harrison has made her mark on American Idol’s twelfth season and the singer is one of three contestants left. No matter where her career takes her, it seems like she has definitely left a good impression on her fans. The singer is arguably one of the most popular contestants left on the “Idol” stage. One of her biggest moments on American Idol, according to Harrison, was when she connected to the lyrics of the song, “See You Again.” Harrison also stated she had the most amazing family. Her sister and grandmother, Beverly Mire, were in attendance. Mire said she is “so proud” of Kree and hopes the fans will continue to vote for her so she can win. Following the press conference, the streets were lined with fans eager to see her during the parade. Joette Webb, of Orange, drove to Woodville for the parade and just make a “day of it.” Webb said she knows Mire who is a “a sweet spirited lady” and wanted to show her support.


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Kree Harrison, 22, greets her fans Saturday in Woodville. The streets were lined with people showing their support for the American Idol contestant. RECORD PHOTO: Nicole Gibbs

She added, she thought ‘Kree sings from her soul.” The wait for the parade was a long one since it began more than an hour late. But, during the wait, fans entertained themselves talking of how they knew Harrison or their favorite American Idol moment. The parade began with the typical bands and cheerleaders from area schools. Other organizations making an appearance in the parade were the local boy and girl scouts in addition to members of the Alabama Coushatta tribes. The excitement continued to build up to moment when Harrision finally appeared sitting in the back of a convertible. She smiled and waved as the car slowly passed the cheering crowd. During the afternoon she attended a rodeo before performing at Ford Park that evening. Once again she was met with cheering fans. She sang her heart out belting out songs from popular artists such as the Beatles and Aretha Franklin. She sang about five songs before making her exit. American Idol airs 7 p.m. Wednesdays on Fox with the results of the voting being 7 p.m. Thursdays.





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MOTHER’S DAY MOST SPECIAL OF ALL To me one of the most special days of the year is Mother’s Day. For most of us there is no more special person in our lives than the one who brought us here, nursed us through our baby years and molded us into adulthood. Through thick and thin our moms can always be counted on to build a comfort zone around each individual child, often cushioning the tough blows of life. If you are fortunate to still have your Mom, count your blessings. Take a minute to reflect on the life you have traveled together. Make a mental movie of all the great times you had and the special moments with her. Think of how you made her so proud of what now seems just small things but were great accomplishments back then. If you’re just leaving your teenage years, some day you’ll look back and recall these days that Mom made so special. You will realize then how truly special she is. Happy Mother’s Day to all Moms, young and old, may God bless you all the days of your lives, then welcome you home when your final day is done. I’d best move on. Come along, I promise it won’t do you no harm. KREE COMES HOME--HOPES TO MOVE ON Some three weeks before many local media ran anything on American Idol, even before some family members were aware that Kree was a contestant, we broke the news. The way it came about was that all the contestants, from throughout the U.S., that had made the cut, were brought to Las Vegas. Kree had auditioned in Oklahoma and Pattie Hanks, who lives in Vegas, recognized the name Kree Harrison as a name she remembered of a young girl who sang Percy Sledge songs at Crocket Street and also at an Orangefield function. However, she knew that Kree wasn’t from Oklahoma and checked further on the long list of contestants. She found out she was the same Kree Harrison from back home. She emailed us and that’s how we broke the first Kree “American Idol” story. Many words have been written since. Some information not really correct. The Enterprise reported she was a native of Woodville. She was born at St. Mary Hospital, in Port Arthur, and the first two years of her life was spent in Groves. Another mistake that we even reported was that she attended high school in Woodville. She left Woodville after the eighth grade. The only public high school she ever attended was the ninth grade in Bridge City, 2004-05. She left Bridge City, as a freshman, to move to Nashville, the remainder of her high school education came from home schooling and private lessons. Kree spent 10 years of her childhood in Woodville and she considers that her home town. She came home over the weekend with the American Idol film crew for a parade in Woodville and a concert at Ford Park which will be shown on Wednesday’s show, FOX, at 7 p.m. This week the contestants will be reduced to the final two. Any of the remaining three are talented enough to win American Idol. Most critics agree Kree has the superior voice but that alone won’t win it. It depends on song selection, appearance and viewers vote. Public voting is the biggest factor so be sure and do so. Kree will make us proud. HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL PLAYOFFS BOYS: Bridge City, second seed from 21-3A vs. Sweeny, 24-3A champions, in best of 3. Game one will be played at LaPorte on Friday, 7 p.m., game two, noon Saturday, game three, if necessary, will follow.. The Bridge City prom is also Saturday evening. Unfortunately the field wasn’t available for a Thursday game. Orangefield, third seed from District 21-3A vs. Furr, 23-3A champions. Game one will be Friday, 7 p.m. at Baytown Sterling. Game two, Saturday, 1 p.m. and game three, if necessary, following game 2. GIRLS: Orangefield, third seed vs. Sweeny, second in Dist. 24-3A. Game on 7 p.m. Friday at Baytown Lee. The Lady Bobcats beat Furr 23-0 in three innings last week. A state record. Little Cypress-Mauriceville, 20-4A champions vs. Nederland, third place. One game playoff Friday, 7 p.m. at Port Arthur. Best wishes to our Orange County teams. TURNING BACK THE HANDS OF TIME 15 Years Ago-1998 Longtime newspaper journalist Linda B. Farris

opened doors to Mama’s Oldtime Mercantile, at 1205 N. 16th Street. The store has the appearance and atmosphere of the kind of store folks gathered at in the early 1900’s. Linda says, “When I was a little girl, I used to stand on a box at poppa’s store in Canton, Georgia to wait on customers. I have always planned to open an old general store like poppa’s.” (Editor’s note: I don’t know how long Linda’s store stayed open or when it closed. It was a unique store. What became of Linda anyway?)*****Jockey Kent Desormeaux, from Maurice, Louisiana, cousin of the Bonin twins Audrey and Flaudry, won the Kentucky Derby on “Real Quiet.” (Editor’s note: I haven’t heard from either of the Bonin girls since Ike. I wonder about those Vermillion Parish natives.)*****Salina Hebert, besides working two jobs, is carrying 17 hours at Lamar. Texas Tech had offered her a full ride for four more years and she has accepted. Her longtime boyfriend, T.J. Knight, will also move to Lubbock, work for a while and finish college. (Editor’s note: This fine young couple, Selina, daughter of Sherrie and the late Owen Hebert, married T.J., the son of Chris and the late Annie Lee Knight. They got their degrees, moved to Dallas and have pursued their careers and are raising their children.)******Ray Cotton’s Longhorn Club, in Vinton, burned. The blaze started at about 6:30 a.m. Sunday morning May 10. This was the third building Cotton has lost to fire. Two others burned in Texas where someone was prosecuted for setting the fires.*****More than 200 people attended Don and Alice Cole’s 50th anniversary party. Spotted in the large crowd were former tax collector Louvenia Hryhorchuk, the mayor of Pinehurst, Judge Pete Runnels, Judge Carl Thibodeaux, the Wade Grangers, Don’s two sisters and Alice’s sister from Mississippi just to name a few. The Cole youngsters did a great job putting the affair together.*****Louis Dugas says he’s noticed that civil lawyers call themselves attorneys. He also noticed when an attorney is arrested, he becomes a lawyer.

been Imogene McKinney’s birthday also.***On May 14, Leah’s boy Brad Johannson and also our longtime buddy L.K. Jarrell and Nikki Smith celebrate.***Happy birthday to all. Please see complete list.*****MSNBC has signed “Hardball” host Chris Matthews to a new, long term contract. As part of the new deal however, he will end “The Chris Matthews Show.” Meanwhile, Maria Shriver returns to NBC and will appear on MSNBC and CNBC. She left television to be first lady of California from 2003 to 2011. She and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger have since split after he fathered a child with their housekeeper.*****Retired County Clerk Molly Theriot and her husband Ed are doing just fine after they were in an 18 wheeler wreck near Branson, Missouri a few weeks ago. The driver of the 18-wheeler suffered a broken wrist but Ed and Molly came out unscathed.*****Jockey, Joel Rosario, won the Kentucky Derby on Orb. Cajun, Calvin Borel, came in third on Revolutionary. The Preakness is next on May 18, but Orb will apparently skip that race. Sunday, he was shipped home to Belmont Park, New York, where the last Triple Crown race will be run June 8.*****Good news: The massive U.S. deficit is shrinking very fast. It’s come from a peak of $1.4 trillion, in 2009, and is forecast to drop to $845 billion this year and just half of that next year, with a drop to $430 billion. In fact, during the three months ending June 30, for the first time in six years, a quarterly surplus will be run. Just think how good things could be if Congress and the White House could get on the same page and Congress would quit fighting everything, like the jobs bill and fix the sequester, which is costing 700,000 government jobs. Unemployment, mostly in the private sector, has dropped to 7.5 percent, the lowest in five years. Wall Street booms, record set and stocks are over $15,000.  Think about how far the country has come from the worst recession since the Great Depression four years ago when we were losing 800,000 jobs a month.*****Peggy, at Peggy’s on the Bayou, says she will feed Mom, on Mother’s Day, for half price. A great meal on the bayou.*****County Clerk Deputy Brandy Robertson will celebrate a special Mother‘s Day this year. On May 10, she and her retired professional baseball player husband Roderick, will celebrate their fifth anniversary, May 11 will mark 10 years in the County Clerk’s office and on May 12 she will be honored by her three sons on Mother’s Day. *****The Wednesday Lunch Bunch will dine at Robert’s this week and back to Novrozsky’s next. A great bunch of folks to break bread with. Everyone is always welcome to join, 12 noon.*****We spotted retired County Treasurer, Vergie Moreland, at the Orange Public Library working as presiding judge in Early Voting.*****Don’t forget the big 16th annual Orange County Law Enforcement Bass Tournament to be held Saturday, May 18. You may enter the tournament Friday, May 17  or May 18 before 6 a.m For more information contact Perry Swiney at 409-779-3636.

35 Years Ago-1978 County Attorney Sharon Bearden is expected to step down. Bearden has been a hard-working DA. A few names circulating as possible replacements are Joe Alford, Mike Shuff, Bill Wright and Jim Wallace, assistant DA.*****Three members of the Johnny Turner family were involved in a wreck at Little Cypress. Robbie Brown was driving. She was not in the wrong; the other driver was.*****Beth and Louis Dugas were in Dallas this weekend and held their grandbaby while son Clay and wife Nina both made their graduation at the University of Dallas.*****In the Little Miss Orange County pageant, contestants are Tammy Titus, Heather Payne, Karla Michelle Buford, Monica Weeks, Denise Smith and Meredith Weeks.*****The Wild Bunch is playing at the Ramada Inn Loading Dock.*****Sudie Mae Miller Woodfin will celebrate her 90th birthday next week.*****One hundred Orange County students graduate from Lamar. Honor graduates include Gary Garrison, Roy CAJUN STORY OF THE WEEK Juneau, Mary Ann Kennon, Valarie Kirkindall, Sostan Thibodeaux and Clovis Comeaux entered Lauryl Lopez, Charlotte Moberg, Chris Tiger, Michael Webb, Madelon Minton, Cynthia Degeyter, a chocolate store in a mall in Lafayette. Wen dey Susan Miller, Deborah Mulholland, Dorothy was looking at da candy dem, Thibodeaux stole tree chocolate bars. Wen dey left da store Thib told Pierce and William Watson. Comeaux, “I’m da best tief me, I stole tree chocolate bars and no one saw me put dem in my pockBIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK Debra Truncale, Patty Cook, Ginger Hogden, Ju- et.” “You can’t beat dat.” Comeaux replied, “You want to see something lie Allensworth, Alan Bates, Arlon Fields, Lee Legate, Doug Havens, C.L. Armstrong, Kevin LaRose, better, let’s go back to dat shop, I’ll show you real Lynn Scales, Justin Dupuis, Kelly Brown, Ken stealing, me. I’ll steal while dat shopkeeper is lookReeves, Mary Callahan, Trudy Blair, Anna Hughes, ing right at me and he won’t even know.” Dey walked up to da counter and Comeaux axe Dalton Gilliam, Janice Wilkinson, Gerald Taylor, Gordon Brown, Jacqueline McGee, James Rogers, the clerk, “Do you want to see a great magic trick?” Da clerk replied, “Yes.” Johnnie Mae McKuster, Katie Hubbard, Patricia Comeaux say, “Give me dem tree chocolate bars Williamson, Preslea Thibodeaux, Sharon Woolley, Stacie Dryden, Stacie Teaff, Candace Miller, dere.” Da clerk give dem to Comeaux and he ate all tree Chuck Williams, Pat Collins, Bobby Keeling, Sarah Moreland, Scott Andes, Tami Vanderheiden, of dem. Da clerk him axe, “Where’s da magic, Sherry Walles, David Pitts, Charles Webb, Justin hanh?” Comeaux answer, “Jus look in Thibodeaux’s Roberts, Jerry Hardee, Bridgett Bonneaux, Hazel Heckendorf, Calvin Granger, Douglas Wilson, pocket.” Mike McNair, Imogene McKinney, Jamie Garcia, C’EST TOUT Kate Jackson, Kristie Hughes, Melanie Wilderson, Among the many compliments we received on our Renee Price, Ann Bryant, Bob Wood, Janis Goss, James Birdwell, Nikki Smith, L.K. Jarrell, Brad Jo- anniversary edition was a nice letter from Darryl Segura thanking us for providing such a good publicahansson and Cortney Spring. tion to the community. You might recall Darryl was on the 1966 Bridge City state football team. He is also A FEW HAPPENINGS Happy 65th wedding anniversary to our friends the son of the late Ann and Jimmy Segura. We have Don and Alice Cole on May 8. That might not be a known Darryl since he was a little boy. He’s a true record but it’s a damn good average. Don turned 87 Bridge Cityite, who loves his community and works on April 29. We wish these good folks good health daily to improve it.**** We also had a visit with gospel and happiness for many more years.*****We hear the singer Helen Clark. Penny has written a story on Orange County Clerk’s office is undergoing a major Ms. Helen that I look forward to reading.*****I undersoftware upgrade and data conversion in the Case stand Rodney Townsend’s annex problem with Port Management System. County Clerk Vickie Edgerly Arthur has been resolved. Read the story.*****Dalton says she will now be able to devote more time to her Ivy ran his auto off in a canal on Hwy. 87-South. The endeavor to get her Indexes and Images online with car went under water and Chris Harvey, a Beaumont iDocket.*****Some folks we know celebrating their fireman, came along, jumped in the water and resspecial day. On May 8, school teacher Ginger Hog- cued him.*****Don’t miss Ms. Pearl’s Mother’s Day den marks another birthday as does Debra Truncale poem in this issue.*****The folks at Pestco want you and Patty Cook.***May 9 finds these good folks cele- to know the “Skeeters” are coming and they guaranbrating, Lynn Scales, Justin Dupuis, Anna Hughes tee that they can free you of the pest and all and Dalton Gilliam.***May 10, longtime educator others.*****I would like to extend thanks to Lynn and Shannon Woolley celebrates along with Katie Hub- Ike, at Muddy Water Marina, for the nice mess of bard, Preslea Thibodeaux, Candace Miller and crabs. They have a unique place to eat and make the Gerald Taylor.***May 11 finds Pat Collins and Sar- best barbecue sandwich, on a sourdough bun, I’ve ah Moreland celebrating.***May 12, Our friend ever eaten. Stop by for breakfast or lunch.*****I’ve got Charlie Webb celebrates another birthday as does to get out of here but I’ll tell you this week’s Cajun Jerry Hardee, Sherry Walles and Bridgett Story cracks me up whenever I think about it and Bonneaux.***May 13, finds Nicole’s dad, Dusty picture the situation. I know it’s rude to laugh at your Gibb’s father-in-law, educator Mike NcNair celebrat- own joke but it’s funny. Be sure and patronize our ing. He recently moved to Colorado and reads “The family of advertisers whenever you can. Thank you Record” online.***Longtime music teacher, Ann Bry- very much for your loyalty and time. Don’t forget ant, marks her birthday so does Bob Wood, Kristie Mother. Take care and God bless. Hughes and Calvin Granger.***This would have

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The W.H. Stark House opens Celebrating Mothers Staff Report For The Record

Miriam Lutcher Stark, circa 1881 The W.H. Stark House, Orange, Texas

Frances Ann Lutcher, circa 1890 The W.H. Stark House, Orange, Texas

The W.H. Stark House invites visitors to view a new, special exhibit honoring the women at the center of the Lutcher and Stark families, Frances Ann Lutcher, and her daughter, Miriam Lutcher Stark. The exhibit went on display Tuesday, April 23, 2013, and will be on view during and in conjunction with The Stark House’s third annual Mother-Daughter Tea, Saturday, May 11, 2013. Located in the adjoining Carriage House of The W.H. Stark House, the exhibit explores various aspects in the lives of the two women and reflects on the many ways they contributed to their family and community. Frances and Miriam were the major cultural and philanthropic influence in the

family. The impact of their generous spirit can still be felt today throughout the area. Frances Ann Lutcher was born in Pennsylvania on October 17, 1841. She married Henry Jacob Lutcher in 1858, and had two children, Miriam Melissa and Carrie Launa. The Lutcher family moved to Orange, Texas, in 1878. Miriam Melissa Lutcher Stark was born on January 23, 1859, in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. After her marriage to W.H. Stark in 1881, Miriam had two children,


Frances Ann Lutcher Stark and Henry Jacob Lutcher Stark. “With our annual MotherDaughter Tea coming up, it’s a perfect time for an exhibit highlighting the lives of Frances Ann Lutcher and Miriam Lutcher Stark,” said Samantha Hoag, Associate Registrar. “The exhibit encompasses only a small portion of the endless stories of these two fascinating women.” Celebrating Mothers will be on display through July 11, 2013.



• The Record • Week of Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Senior Citizen Rally Day a success

Reuben Stringer was named the 2013 Male of the Year at the 44th annual Senior Citizen Rally Day. Carol Bishop was named the 2013 Female of the Year at the 44th annual Senior Citizen Rally Day.

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The 2013 44th Annual Senior Citizen Rally Day was such a success! It took place at the VFW Hall on Hwy 87 on Tuesday. Over 350 people attended not including the 85 vendors and over 25 volunteers. The day began with a health fair and BINGO, followed by Beth Roche as our MC. The theme this year was Mardi Gras and all 40 vendors had decorated booths to matched the theme. Southeast Texas Hospice won the best decorated booth. Dr. Castellanos, Board Certified Cardiologist offered a presentation on heart disease and answered questions from the participants.



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Nominations were received for outstanding community service and one man and one women is selected each year. The 2013 Female Citizen of the Year Carol Bishop was selected for her service. Carol has a heart that truly cares for others. She volunteers weekly at her church in West Orange running the audio visual equipment, making copies, helping with the weekly bulletin, cleaning, and much more. She went through the Texas AgrilIfe Extension Master Wellness Program and she has been teaching individuals and groups healthy lifestyle choices and how to live successfully with Diabetes. She has a passion for teaching and sharing what she knows with all who are interested. The 2013 Male Citizen of the Year, Reuben Stringer was selected for his service. Mr. Stringer is a man on a mission. He is very instrumental in the Soil and Water Conservation, his church, and is still teaching Agricultural classes each day all while in his 70’s. He is a very special person to his students and all who know and work with him. He has been a mentor, role model and a true friend to each and every individual he has been associated with since coming to Orange County in 1958.

Community Bulletin Board OC Appraisal Dist. to hold silent auction There will be a silent auction of surplus equipment held from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, May 8 at the Orange County Appraisal District. Property can be inspected Tuesday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. The winning bids will be contacted Wednesday afternoon and will have 24 hours to pick up the equipment.

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The monthly meeting of the Orange County Master Gardeners will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 9 at Cormier Park, located at 8435 FM 1442 in Orangefield. The park is located about mid-way between IH10 and FM 105. Take Exit 869 from IH10 and head south. It is on the right just across the railroad tracks. Mr. Sauber, a local citrus grower, will be doing a citrus grafting demonstration during the meeting. All those interested are welcome to come. Prior to the meeting will be a pot luck supper which will start at 6 p.m. Please do not arrive any earlier than 5:45 p.m. as the gates will be locked. For more information please check their website  and use the “Contact Us” selection.

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Inez Turner was given an award for being the Oldest Person in Attendance at the 44th annual Senior Citizen Rally Day.

Several special awards were given by Commissioner Banken. He awarded the person who “Traveled the Farthest” to AJ Mott from West Vally, Utah; “The Most Grand children” to Lillie Moses who has 48 grandchildren; “The Most Years Attended” to Margie Farley who has attended for the past 18 years, and “The Oldest Senior Citizen in Attendance” to Inez Turner who is currently 104 years old. The free lunch was Gumbo, potato salad, and banana pudding catered by Robert’s in Orange and served by the Kiwanis Club of Orange and other volunteers. The Gumbo was a tasty way to tie up the Mardi Gras theme and enjoy lunch together. The finale that topped off the successful event was entertainment by Britt Godwin and Huey Buxton. I know everyone left ready to hear them sing again with a smile on their face and a swing in their step. and vote and let their voice be heard. All members with 2013 paid dues are eligible to vote. Post 49 is located at 108 Green Ave. in Orange.

BCHS Alumni Assoc. to meet May 9 The next meeting of the Bridge City High School Alumni Association will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 9 at Bridge City High School. Events for the 2013 school year will be discussed. Questions, suggestions, or concerns may be forwarded to: Ella Stuebing at

Shangri La takes part in National Gardens Day Visit Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center on May 10, 2013 for free admission on National Public Gardens Day. This is a national day of celebration to raise awareness of America’s public gardens and their important role in promoting environmental stewardship and awareness, plant and water conservation, and education in communities nationwide. Admission will be waived for Shangri La with presentation of an online voucher (Outpost Tour fees are not waived). For information on Shangri La or how to get a voucher, go to www.shangrilagardens. org.

M.B. North HS Class of 1965 to meet May 11 M.B. north high school class of 1965 will meet 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 11 at Denny’s restaurant, located at 7112 IH 10 west in Flying J Plaza. For more information, please contact Peggy Lazenby, at 746-2139 or Ruby Randle 886-4108.

Tiger Rock hosts Protection Seminar Tiger Rock Martial Arts in Bridge City will host a women’s only personal protection skills course from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 11. This is a free event. To register, please call 409-9201462, visit the shop at 1955 Miller Drive in Bridge City, or email

Cardinal Booster Club to honor athletes The Cardinal Athletic Booster Club will hold its annual Sports Award Recognition Ceremony from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday May 13, in the Bridge City High School Cafeteria. Senior Scholarships will also be awarded. For more information please contact Cil Dixon at 735-1641 or email at


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Deaths and Memorials Gertha Goodwin

James is survived by his wife, Cheryl Ford of San Augustine; mother, Bessie Ford of Orange; son and daughter-in-law, Jesse and Carrie Ford of Kempner; daughter, Jacquelyn Ford of Copperas Cove; sisters, Janis Heitz of Santa Fe, N.M., Judy Ford of Portland, Ore.; and one granddaughter, Savannah Ford.

Kenneth P. “Coon” Smith Sr. Orange

There are no words to express how we feel. You have been so kind. Your thoughts, your cares and concerns and knowing we were on your mind. We would like to thank the Orange community and surrounding areas for making everything easier for our family.

Thank you, The Goodwin Family

James A. Ford San Augustine James A. Ford, 60, of San Augustine, died T h u r s d ay, May 2, 2013, at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 8, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange. Burial will follow at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Orange. Born in Orange on April 9, 1953, James was the son of Herman and Bessie (Stevenson) Ford. He retired from the U.S. Army after 25 years of service, attaining the rank of Master Sargent. He loved reading, fishing and bird watching. He is preceded in death by his father, Herman Ford.

Kenneth Paul “Coon” Smith Sr., 70, of Orange, passed away Sunday, May 5, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, May 10, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Orange, with the Rev. Joseph Daleo officiating. Entombment will follow at St Mary Cemetery Mausoleum in Orange. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, with a rosary recited at 7 p.m., at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Born in LaPorte on Dec. 21, 1942, Kenneth was the son of Irby Clyde Smith and Mozell (Clark) Smith. He worked as an operator and retired from Firestone and Temple Inland. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and loved fishing and traveling. Most of all, he loved his family and friends. He never met a stranger and enjoyed getting to know people. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Darrell Smith; and brother, Marvin L. Smith. Kenneth is survived by his wife, Carolyn Hebert Smith; son Paul Smith and his wife, Tara; daughter, Cheryl Smith Byley and her husband, John; granddaughter, Kayla Smith; stepgrandson Devin Allen, all of Orange; brother, Vernon Smith and his wife, Evelyn of Starks, La. Serving as pallbearers will be Charles Hebert, Aaron Arsenault, Rocky Granger, Jackie Anderson, Richard Blanchard and Ronald Hebert. Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Dickey, Jerry Griffin, Daryl Labruyere, George Brown, Jerry Griffin, Virgil Conway and Devin Allen.

John Ellis Bailey Sr. Orange John Ellis Bailey Sr., 59, of Orange passed away on Monday, May 6, 2013 at his residence. A visitation will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, at Dorman Funeral Home. Cremation will follow the service. Born on Feb. 27, 1954 to August Joseph Bailey and Leona Mae Delome, John was a native and life long resident of Orange. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. John loved going fishing, hunting, and working on lawnmowers. He enjoyed cooking for his family and friends and he was also great jokester. John was a loving person who will be missed dearly. He was preceded in death by his mother, Leona Mae Delome; grandmother, Olivia Delome; uncles, Allen Delome, Louis Delome, C.J. Delome, Joseph Delome. He is survived by his aunt, Audrey Bertrand of Orange; uncles, James Delome of Orange, Leon Delome and wife Marlene of Bridge City, Herbert Delome and wife Rita of Orange; friend, A.J. Martin Jr. of Orange; brother, Kenneth Bailey of Broussard, La.; daughter, Brandy Bailey of Orange; son, John Ellis Bailey Jr. of Orange, large extended family and host of friends. In lieu of flowers the family has asked for donations to go Dorman Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses. Condolences may be sent for the family at

Patrick Thomas Monogue Orange Patrick T h o m a s Monogue, 86, of Orange, passed away We d n e s d ay, May 1, 2013. A memorial service was held Sunday, May 5 at St. Mary’s Parish Hall. The family held a private service to inter his ashes in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. Cremation was arranged by Dorman Funer-

A new way to do business Penny LeLeux For The Record

“Who in here likes to cold call?” asked Mary Alice Griffin in a recent meeting. No hands were raised. “No one,” said Griffin. Cold calling is one of the things that Business Networking International (BNI) attempts to eliminate or minimize with their operating model. There is networking, then there is BNI networking. The difference between the two is selling vs. educating. In BNI, members do not sell to each other; they take the time to learn about one another’s business and what their ideal client is so they can give them qualified referrals. In effect, you are increasing the size of your business’ marketing department by the number of members in your chapter. They operate on the principle that “givers gain.” By giving qualified referrals, you will get the same.At least one member in the local chapter said 85 percent of his business now

comes from BNI. Chapters limit the number of participants from each professional classification to one, which in effect locks out your competition. Currently, one chapter has been operating in the Golden Triangle for five years and a second chapter, the BNI All Stars is currently working towards being chartered. The All Stars are holding its KickOff meeting at 9 a.m. Thursday at the Holiday Inn, 3950 I-10 South in Beaumont. Any business owner interested in growing their business through referrals is welcome at the Kick-Off meeting to find out what it is all about. Mission Statement: “Our mission is to help members increase their business through a structured, positive and professional “word-of-mouth” program that enables them to develop long-term, meaningful relationships with quality business professionals.” Those interested in becoming part of the organization will fill out an application and

go through an interview process. Not everyone that wants in gets in. There is a strict code of ethics, policies and procedures. They ask if you cannot follow the procedures, please don’t fill out an application. The organization is suitable to a wide variety of businesses including: Accountants, Architects, Auto Body Shops, Caterers, Chiropractors, Cleaning Services, DJ, Equipment Leasing, Furniture Sales, Contractors, Graphic Artists, Jewelers, Office Supplies, Photographers, Plumbers and many more. If interested in attending Thursdays Kick-Off, RSVP by visiting www.bnihoustoneast. com. The event will be listed on the Regional calendar. Click on the event itself to register. Cost of attendance is $10 per person. It will be collected at the sign in table. Please pay by cash or check only. If you have any questions call 409-728-5970. Bring plenty of business cards to exchange with other professionals.

St. Mary Softball named district champs

St. Mary School Softball girls were recently name district champs. The girls were led by Coaches Joseph Gonzalez, Tommy Braquet, Wad Smith and Anthony Sparacino.   Pictured are left to right (bottom) Lauren Abrego, Sarah Gonzalez, Olivia Fuselier, Jenna McCorvy, Amber Lester, Joanna Henry and Kaitlyn Orillion.  Top row are Krystal Lester, Madison Taggart, Lydia Covington, Kaylyn Poncho, Dherin Wright, Kaitlyn Braquet and Shelby Smith.

al Home of Orange. Born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada on Jan. 2, 1927, Pat was the son of Thomas John Monogue and Catherine Winnifred Cassin. He married Loretta Marshall in Hamilton on Oct. 23, 1948. He moved to Orange with his wife and children in 1964 to work for Big Three industries and retired from there as the Area Plant Manager in 1992. Despite having limited formal education, he became a well-respected specialist in the industrial gas field. Pat’s personality was bigger than life and he always had a joke or story to tell. He loved to spend time with his family and enjoyed a good game of golf. For many years, he was a daily member of the “Herd” at Sunset Grove Country Club along with his best friend, Ray Dalsasso. Together they also enjoyed their frequent trips to the area’s horse races. Pat loved to watch all sports, eat shrimp, and always had a soft spot for his native country, Canada. Following Loretta’s death, he married Wanda Ferguson on Jan. 4, 2003 in Orange and together they shared 10 happy years. For the past 9 months, Pat’s health has been failing, and he lived first at Sabine House and then at Answered Prayer in Roselawn. He is preceded in death by sisters, Mary Liss and Madelyn Daly of Hamilton, Ontario; and infant son, John Monogue. Pat is survived by his wife, Wanda of Orange; daughter, Pat Balkcom and husband, Jerry, of Montpelier, Vt.; daughter, MaryEllen Monogue of Ruckersville, Va.; son, Dan Monogue and wife, Cindy, of McKinney; son, Marty Monogue, of Orange; sisters, Betty and Catherine, of Hamilton, Ontario; grandchildren, Devin and Kyle Balkcom, Casey and Patrick Kothe, Danielle, Maggie, and Kelley Mongue; great-granddaughters, Katey Kothe and Zela Balkcom; and many nieces and nephews. The family would like to extend their deep appreciation to the wonderful caregivers at Sabine House, Answered Prayer and Southeast Texas Hospice. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Southeast Texas Hospice, 912 W. Cherry, Orange, Texas 77630. The guest book may be accessed at

Ildefonso Hernandez Orange Ildefonso Hernandez, 84, of Orange passed away on Tu e s d a y, April 30, 2013 at his residence. A funeral service was held on Sunday, May 5, at Dorman Funeral Home. Burial will follow at The Cemetery in Mauriceville. He was a native of Rayon St. Luis, Mexico; born on Jan. 23, 1929 to Florentino Hernandez and Florencia Godinez. He had lived in the Orange area for the last 20 years and was a member of Monte de Sion Church in Port Neches. He was employed with Signal International for many years. He was preceded in death by his sister, Anita Hernandez; grandson, Hipolito Hernandez. He is survived by his wife, Cri-

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LCHS Class of ‘63 held 50th reunion

Working hard to make Bridge City the best it can be! Lucy Fields is hardworking: Painting Bridge City fire hydrants, Landscaped City Hall flower beds, Helped clean/paint/organize BC Chamber of Commerce, Worked Heritage Festival, Attended and worked Triangle Days in Austin representing BC, Worked B.A.S.S. Fishing Tournament, Worked Business Week.

She has proven leadership experience: Ambassador for the Bridge City Chamber of Commerce promoting area businesses, Member of the Bridge City Heritage Festival/Museum Committee, Bridge City Building Standards Committee, Facility Committee for Bridge City school district, Prior Bridge City Council Member. “I enjoy working hard to make Bridge City a great place to live and own a business. I have a strong desire to represent the interests of all Bridge City citizens in every way possible. I would appreciate your support in the May 11, 2013 election.”

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The Little Cypress High School Class of 1963 held their 50th reunion on April 20 at the Econlodge in Orange. Approximately 60 people were in attendance, 25 of them were classmates. The Class of 1963 graduated on May 23, 1963. Pictured are: (front row) W.L. Wright, Carl Borel, Pat Morgan Ojobaro, Naomi Stevens, Mrs. Sittig, Barbara Bryant Allen, Marie Bardwell Hammers; (middle row) Chuck Hargis, Elsie Seago Potter, Linda Oden Johnson, Kathy Whitehead Jenner, Gwen Duchsene Clark; (back row) Warren Moore, Terry Mayo, Charles Herrington, Linda Brown, Thomas Stanfield, Leroy White, Don Gateley, Raymond Sparks and Johnny Pachuca.

OC Texas Exes name 2013 scholarship winners 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 2013. Orange County Texas Exes has given over $75,000 in scholarships to local high school students over the last twenty five years. Jordan Smith attends Bridge City High School and is Valedictorian of her class. Jordan 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 is also the recipient 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. Jordan will major in English in the College of Liberal Arts. She is secretary of the National Honor Society

Sean Laughlin

Jordan Smith

and captain of the literary criticism team. Jordan is a threetime UIL Literary Criticism Individual State Champion, a Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Ambassador and was named September Student of the Month. Jordan’s scholarships total $1250. Sean Laughlin is from Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School, and ranks fifth in his class of 263. Sean 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. He plans to major in Chemical Engineering in the Cockrell School of Engineering at UT. Sean serves as the captain of the UIL Science Team, and is a member of the UIL math team. He has advanced to regionals in both UIL science and general math and was named the top ranking co-enrolled chemistry student at LCM. Sean’s scholarships total $750.

Students play at Sonatina Festival

Piano students of Judy McClelland participated in the annual Sonatina Festival held at First United Methodist Church on April 20. Wyndie Williams and Claydra Rhodes each received superior judges marks for their performance of Sonatina in A Minor and Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata.

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• 8:30am Festival Opens Biscuits, Mayhaw Jelly & Fresh churned butter served at Courtesy Booth • 9am Registration for Starks Lions Club • 9:30am Grafting Trees • 10am Starks Lions Club Tournament (@ Lions Club Building), Kid Games (scavenger hunt, sack races, ect.), Mayhaw Jelly Judging. • 12pm Registration for Auction eCraft, Carnival Rides (4-10pm). • 4pm DJ (Time for band to switch/set up) • 5pm “Mark Reeves & Twisted X” • 7pm DJ (Time for band to switch/set up) • 7:30pm “Clayton Rougeou & The Wild West Band” •9:30pm Announce winners of all drawings

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Local Drive 4UR School event successful Ford Motor Company and David Self Ford held a Drive 4UR School event on Saturday, May 4, at David Self Ford, located at 1601 Green Ave. in Orange. This fundraiser raised money for the Orange County schools with $20 per test drive for the school of the driver’s choice. The results are: Little Cypress-Mauriceville won with 99 Test Drives, totaling $1,980; Orangefield placed second with 61 test

drives, totaling $1,220; Community Christian School place third with 52 test drives, totaling $1,040; West OrangeStark place fifth with 35 test drives, totaling $700; Deweyville place sixth with 33 test drives, totaling $660; Bridge City place seventh with 30 test drives, totaling $600; and Vidor placed eighth with 18 test drives, totaling $360. This Drive 4UR School event raised a total $6,560.


The Record • Week of Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Local soil and water conversation district attend awards banquet

Staff Report For The Record

The Lower Sabine Neches Soil and Water Conversation District was represented in the Region III Awards Banquet held in the Norman Center in Jacksonville on May 2. The winners, or those accepting the award on their behalf are listed, from left to right, below: Lisa Bland - Conservation Homemaker of the year Ed Myers - Conversation Rancher of the Year Runner up (Ruben Stringer, Lower Sabine Neches employee, accepted the award on behalf of Ed). Vonnie Plunkett- Lower Sabine Neches SWD board member. Vonnie accepts runner up plaque for district. There are 33 SWD districts in Region IV. Larry D Jacobs - Master of ceremonies and

member of Texas Soil and Water Conservation Board from Montgomery Texas. Christy Cunningham - Runner-up for Teacher of the Year (Barbara Winfree, board member, accepted the aard on behalf of Christy). Christy is a second grade teacher at Bridge City Elementary School. Paul Meely- first place winner in water quality management plan. Alfred Flies - Runner-up for Farmer of the Year (J.B Arrington, board member, accepted the award on behalf of Alfred. Mr. Flies is owner of the Piney Woods Country Winery in Orange. Donna Scales - Winner- Business and Professional Individual. Donna is manager of Clairborne Park in Orange County. The state of Texas is divided into five regions. Each Region is divided into Districts. Region IV has thirty-three districts. Each district is entitled to one entry in each category.

Stark Reading Contest county winners announced

2013 Stark Reading Contest County Final Winners: Alexis Morris, Amahri Finister, Triston Stringer and Jace Robertson.

Staff Report For The Record

The Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation congratulates the winners of the 2013 County Finals of the 109th Miriam Lutcher Stark Contest in Reading and Declamation. Students from each of the five Orange County high schools who advanced in the contest categories of Declamation and Interpretive Reading competed at the County Finals held at the Lutcher Theater. West Orange-Stark High School’s Amahri Finister won 1st place in Declamation, while Triston Stringer of Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School won 1st place in Interpretive Reading. Both students received a $5,000 scholarship for their 1st place awards. For his Declamation, Finister presented the speech War Message to Congress by Thomas Woodrow Wilson. Stringer’s reading was from a collection of poems by Carl Sandburg called Chicago Poems. Second place in Declamation went to Jace Robertson of Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School for his delivery of Message to Grassroots by Malcolm X. Bridge City

High School’s Alexis Morris took 2nd place in Interpretive Reading with her reading from Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain. Each second-place winner received a $2,500 scholarship. Both first and second-place winners were also presented with plaques. All County Final contestants received commemorative watches presented by Stark Foundation President and CEO, Walter G. Riedel III, which is a long-held tradition of the Stark Reading Contest. More than 170 students participated in the school levels of this year’s Stark Reading Contest, which was sponsored by the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation. “The contest was very competitive this year, and we congratulate the county winners, all local level winners, and all finalists for their outstanding accomplishments,” said Stark Reading Contest Coordinator, Dana Dorman. “We also thank all participants for their efforts and support. I also want to applaud the work and time of the school directors. The support of Brandy Bonnin (WOSHS), Ron Chevalier (OHS), Kathie Dorman (BCHS), Tracy Anderson (VHS) and Katherine Graham (LCMHS) are critical in making this program a success.”

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• The Record • Week of Wednesday, May 8, 2013


Battlin’ Bears go down fighting


On a crisp, cool, blue skied Saturday the Little Cypress-Mauriceville Bears took the field in a final battle to survive the 2013 Class 4A regional playoffs. After dropping Game One of the best-of-three series on the road against Barbers Hill, the Battlin’ Bears returned home to Don Gibbens Field for crucial Game Two. The favored Barbers Hill Eagles would eventually prevail, 11-8. But not before the Bears would drag the Eagles into an extra inning as the sun set on Don Gibbens Field and another playoff season came to an end for LCM. LCM senior James Swan had two home runs in the contest, one a third inning grand slam that tied the ball game 4-4. Swan struck again with a two run homer in the sixth inning to tie the contest back up 8-8 forcing an extra inning. Barbers Hill pulled ahead 11-8 in the eighth ending another great season for LCM baseball. Amid the realization that the season was over, LCM head baseball coach Steve Griffith looked as his team and simply said, “Lets go shake their hands.” His team followed him from the dug out to congratulate Bar-


The LCM Battlin’ Bears swarm senior pitcher James Swan as he rounds the bases following a grand slam homerun. All PHOTOS FOR THE RECORD: Mark Dunn

bers Hill. LCM senior shortstop Shea Richards scored one run with three hits including a double. Senior pitcher and first baseman Brandon Humphery was the starting pitcher for LCM. He was relieved in the fifth inning by Coby Roddy. The 2013 baseball season in another one for the record books at LCM. The hard earned playoff berth in the tough Dist. 20-4A baseball schedule is a big accomplishment for any team. To advance to the Class 4A regional area round of the playoffs is something the 2013 Bears can always be proud of. Griffith has seen just about everything over the 20 years he has been head coach at LC-M, but he lives by a philosophy that helps him to meet those expectations year in and year out. He once told The Record: “If you surround yourself with good people, then good things will happen to you,” he said. “And, that is exactly what we do. We surround ourselves with players that come to us and are dependable. I don’t care how talented someone is, if you have to talk them into playing then the chance that they will quit on you is ten-fold.”

LCM Bear head baseball coach Steve Griffith congratulates James Swan as he rounds third heading home in his second of two homeruns against Barbers Hill.

LCM shortstop Shae Richards hits for the Bears in playoff action Saturday against Barbers Hill.

LCM relief pitcher Coby Roddy battles against Barbers Hill in playoff action at Don Gibbens Field.

LCM Bear senior pitcher Brandon Humphrey delievers the pitch in the Region III area round of the playoffs against the Barbers Hill Eagles.

Lady Bears take On Nederland Staff Report For The Record

Another one bites the dust . . . LCM short stop Shea Richards watches a tagged Barbers Hill base runner tumble across second base.

The Little Cypress-Mauriceville Lady Bears (31-5) square off with the Nederland Lady Bulldogs in a one game winner take all Class 4A regional quarterfinal round. Playoff action begins at 7 p.m. in Port Arthur on Friday.

The Dist. 20-4A Champion Lady Bears swept the area round against Hunstville last week, 11-0 and 12-2. In both matchupos during between LCM and Nederland this season the Lady Bears prevailed.

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The Orangefield Lady Bobcats will take on Sweeny in the Class 3A regional quarterfinal round. The Lady Bobcats posted a record win against Houston Furr in the area round winning 23-0 in three innings. Sweeney knocked the Bridge City Lady Cardinals out of the playoffs last week.





The late season cold front altered the game plan for area fishermen over the weekend, but in spite of a much stiffer wind than predicted and off-colored water in much of the lake, the catching was still on the respectable side. Perhaps no other group did a better job of meeting the challenge than the 34 teams that fished the Saltwater Boys Tournament last Saturday. This was a redfish only team event and the top five teams all eclipsed the 15 pound mark for their two fish totals. Unintentionally, at least that is their story and they are sticking to it, the top two teams showed up on the same spot at the same time and apparently for good reason. When all was said and done less than two tenths of an ounce separated the two teams. Wayne Moore, Guy Peco and Mike Baker cashed the first place $1500 check with 16.17 pounds barely nosing out the team of Gary Sheperd and Chad Dejohn with 16.06 pounds. Their second place finish earned them $900. Both teams were sponsored by Double D Lures. The third place team of Jon Beagle, Pat Beagle and Holt Buchanon cashed a $650 check with 15.73 pounds. Gary McElduff and Kit Carson finished just out of the money with a solid 15.39 catch, but picked up one of the bonus prizes for the red with the most spots. Their winning fish had 16 spots! The Dead Last bonus was one that you reSEE COLBURN PAGE 3B



Cardinals face Sweeny in QF series STAFF REPORT FOR THE RECORD

Baseball and the month of May mean one thing to Bridge City and that’s playoff baseball. The Cardinals began their 2013 playoff run in Jasper this past Friday against the Shepherd Pirates and it certainly was an impressive way to start. Senior right handed pitcher Hayden Guidry set the tone early by striking out the first 7 batters he faced until the Pirates finally put a ball in play during their half of the 3rd inning. Guidry remained perfect through 4 innings and completed the game with 13 strikeouts while allowing 2 hits and no walks in 7 innings. This was easily Guidry’s most dominant performance of the season and certainly a momentum builder for the Cards. Offensively Bridge City was lead by Senior first baseman Nick Portacci as he went 2 for 3 including a solo home run in the 6th inning. Junior centerfielder Keaton Langston chipped in with 2 hits as well while scoring a run. The balanced Cardinal attack got off to a slow start as they stranded runners in the first 2 innings before finally breaking out in the 3rd when Hunter Uzzle scored from 3rd on a passed ball. Bridge City scored 2 more times in the 5th and once in the 6th to give Guidry all the cushion he needed as he continued to mow down the Pirate hitters for a final score of 4-1. Bridge City won’t have any time to sit around and celebrate that playoff win as they now prepare to take on the #1 ranked Sweeny Bulldogs in a best of 3 series starting Friday at 7:30 at Laporte High School. Game 2 will start on Saturday at noon with game 3 following 30 minutes after if necessary. Sweeny returns a veteran ballclub that made it to Austin last year where they lost to the West Trojans in the semi finals. The Bulldogs represent district 24 as the champion where they were

Bridge City Cardinalhead baseball coach Chad Landry motions to players on the field during playoff action. RECORD PHOTO: Mark Dunn

hardly tested along the way to the title. Bridge City’s early season schedule and highly competitive district will certainly help them as they attempt to knock off the states #1 ranked team. This years Cardinal squad is certainly battle tested and ready for their shot. A few notes of interest about this years club that are certainly interesting when you look at them.

For the 2nd staright year the Cardinals have stolen over 100 bases, 102 to be exact after the Shepherd game. The 2013 Cardinals also upped their team batting average this year as compared to last year at this time. Senior Hayden Guidry broke the 100 strikeout mark for the 2nd consecutive year. Junior Keaton Langston is 2 steals away from tying the single season mark

held by 2012 grad Cameron Dishon. Junior Hunter Uzzle is also on track to break or has already broken single season records for plate appearances, walks, hit by pitch, and home runs by a switch hitter. Hopefully this Cardinal team will have several more weeks to add to those impressive totals as they push forward down the playoff road.

The Record • Week of Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Colburn: Fishing tournament

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Kelly Ford fooled this nice flounder with a usual Suspect Swim Bait. RECORD PHOTO: Capt. Dickie Colburn

ally don’t care to win, but even at that there was tight competition. The team of Jake and Jeremiah Jordan finished the day with 10.10 pounds which was about one finger mullet less than the weight posted by Tony Viator and Ryan Warhola. The irony is that as bad as that sounds I have fished many days when I would have gladly settled for a pair of five pound

redfish! Congratulations to not only the Saltwater Boys and the numerous sponsors of the benefit event, but the teams that participated in spite of the tough conditions as well. It also had to be considered mission accomplished for this first time event with Boys Haven coming out the biggest winner of all. Cops Helping Kids and Tri-

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We are smack in the middle of the best big trout bite we have had since 1998 and the redfish are stealing the show. It is also a little strange that quality redfish have been harder to come by than trout over the past three months. The bite in the marsh and on the jetties has been consistently good, but the redfish bite in the lake has been very much hit and miss. That could change, however, before I even finish this sentence! The flounder and the trout have more than made up for the temporary absence of redfish. The trout action has been well publicized, but we have had very few days of late when we haven’t caught several flounder up to five pounds without specifically fishing for them. Last week I discovered that you need to pay your internet bill only after I suddenly quit receiving pages of emails regarding the use and availability of the new VuDu Shrimp. I should have known something was wrong. I know that I contributed to the madness, but am not the one to call for availability of the bait. We are going to host a seminar in the next week or two on getting the most out of the new bait, how to rig and fish it with the cork, etc. and here is what little I do know about availability in our area as of Wednesday. Daley’s unexpectedly got in at least 75 packs in every color Saturday morning, but they were already filling customer orders before putting them on the rack. I feel certain that put a pretty good dent in their supply. Simons Outfitters also had a few in stock at the time I called and were expecting another order later in the day. They also wanted to remind local anglers that they are still hosting their Tuesday afternoon bass tournaments and will host a trout tournament this weekend. I didn’t get any details, but you can find out

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• The Record • Week of Wednesday, May 8, 2013

139th Kentucky Derby was very difficult to handicap KAZ’S KORNER


Usua l ly handicapping a big race is not nearly as difficult as figuring out a winner among a group of nags that will eventually end up in the glue factory. The entries in classic races like the Kentucky Derby, Preakness, Belmont Stakes or even the Breeder’s Cup are mostly all quality horses that have won some prominent stakes races and usually earned plenty of money. In fact the amount of earnings and the points accrued by winning prestigious stakes races determines the participants in the Kentucky Derby. The amount of money won generally dictates who will be the favorite for the Run for the Roses. But that’s the first stum-

bling block handicappers faced for Saturday’s race. Orb was the favorite all week long at 7-2, but was only fourth in earnings with $921,050. Lines of Battle had the highest earnings at $1,276,204 but was a 30-1 shot to win the Derby, followed by Goldencents ($1,250,000) and 5-1 and Overanalyze ($956,301) and 15-1. Other factors that baffled handicappers was the fact trainer Todd Pletcher had a record-tying five horses entered in the Derby, but is only 1-for-36 in his long career of saddling entries for the Run for the Roses. Rosie Napravnik was attempting to become the first female jockey to win the Kentucky Derby and was on Mylute, another 15-1 shot. Kevin Krigger, who was aboard 5-1 Goldencents, was trying to become the first black jockey to win the Derby since 1902 and 77-year-old D.Wayne Lukas was trying to become the oldest trainer to saddle a winner with Will Take Charge at 8-1. And veteran trainer Shug McGaughey, who was trying to win his first Derby in seven

tries, hit the jackpot with this year’s winner Orb, who started the day as the favorite at 7-2 and then went all the way up to 7-1 before going off at 5-1 and the favorite at post time. Orb is owned by Ogden Mills Phipps and his cousin Stuart Janney III who are prominent members of the Phipps racing empire that has been associated with horse racing for six generations and gathered victories in the sport’s biggest races, but had NEVER won the Kentucky Derby before Saturday. The racing surface at Churchill Downs was declared sloppy after only .20 inches of rain had fallen lightly throughout most of the day. This sent the handicappers scrambling through their records to see how many of the 19-horse field were considered “mudders.” Immediately the focus of the bettors turned to Revolutionary, in the No. 3 post position, because it won the only race it ran on a wet track, plus the jockey was Louisiana native and Churchill Downs regular rider Calvin Borel who has brought home many victories on a sloppy track and was close to his favorite position on the

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Art: Joel Rosario sits on Orb in the winners circle after winning the 139th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 4, 2013, in Louisville, Ky.

rail for this race. Revolutionary’s odds to win increased from 10-1 to 5-1 and he became the Derby favorite while Orb’s odds dropped from 7-2 to 7-1. Only eight of the 19 Derby horses had ever run on a dirt track rated worst than “fast.” And Orb wasn’t one of them. That’s one of the reasons I journeyed over to nearby Delta Downs in Vinton three hours before post time so I could watch how the Kentucky Derby bettors fluctuated the odds board at Churchill Downs. I also ran into one of the best handicappers in this area who explained to me why the prerace odds kept changing. He also told me that most of the “high rollers” usually wait until the last couple of minutes before making their sizeable Derby wagers. And he was right-on because as the horses were moving toward the starting gate, Orb’s odds to win increased until he once again was the Kentucky Derby favorite at 5-1 and Borel’s mount slipped to second at 6-1. My handicapping friend explained to me that a sloppy track may be a slight detriment to a class horse, but when all the plusses and minuses are totaled up, the best horse is still the one the big money horse-players bet on. And Orb had won his last four races as the favorite. I decided to put $5 to win, $5 to place and $5 to show on Orb and also $2 across-the-board on Revolutionary. My amateur instincts were rewarded as Orb won and paid $12.80 to win a $2 bet, $7.40 to place and $5.40 to show. And Revolutionary was third and paid $3.70 to show, so my $21 bet turned into a $69.30 payoff. Not bad for a two-minute race. KWICKIES…Congrats to

the Lamar Lady Cardinals for making it to the Southland Conference Softball Tournament that begins tomorrow (Thurs.) at the newly-renovated Lady Demon Softball Complex at Northwestern State in Natchitoches, La. The Lady Cards, in their very first year of softball competition, earned the No. 5 seed and will open the tourney tomorrow at 11 a.m. against fourth-seeded Central Arkansas. Other teams in the SLC tourney include No. 1-seeded McNeese State, No. 2 Northwestern State, No. 3 Sam Houston State and No. 6 Southeastern Louisiana. The winner of the 2013 SLC tourney receives and automatic entry in the NCAA Girls Softball Tournament. The selection airs Sunday at 9 p.m. on ESPNU. The Bridge City Cardinals and Orangefield Bobcats both advanced in the Texas high school baseball playoffs with victories in the bi-district round last weekend. The Cards shut down Shepherd 4-1 in a one-game, winner-take-all series on a cold night in Jasper Friday and will meet topranked Sweeny in a best-ofthree series beginning Friday at 7 p.m. The Bobcats swept Tarkington by scoring the game-winning run in the seventh inning to nip the Longhorns 3-2 and earn the right to meet District 23-2A champion Houston Furr. The bestof-three series begins 7 p.m. Friday at Baytown Sterling, Saturday at 1 p.m. also at Baytown Sterling, with Game 3 to follow, if necessary. The Little Cypress-Mauriceville Lady Bears overwhelmed Huntsville 11-0 and 12-2 to advance to the Class 4A Regional quarterfinals where they will meet the Nederland Lady Bulldogs in a one-game playoff of District 20-4A rivals 7 p.m. Friday


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at Port Arthur Memorial. The Lady Bears beat Nederland in both games during the regular season. The Houston Astros will have to get a lot better just to be classified as “lousy.” The Astros enjoyed a well-deserved day-off Monday after being pummeled in a four- game series by the Detroit Tigers at Minute Maid Park in Houston 37-8 since Thursday. Houston has lost six in a row and 10 of their last 11 games and going into Tuesday’s action sport the worst record in the major leagues at 8-24. The Astros are on a pace for a record-setting 122 losses which will be added to the 213 combined losses of the last two seasons. That’s what the lowest payroll ($20 million) in major league baseball buys. And on a little brighter note, the first round of the NBA playoffs is complete as No. 1-seeded Oklahoma City advances to meet No. 5 Memphis and No. 2 San Antonio faces No. 6 Golden State in the Western Conference while No. 1 Miami takes on No. 5 Chicago and No. 2 New York matches up with No. 3 Indiana in the Eastern Conference. Orange’s 71-year-old Marathon Man Kenny Ruane once again outclassed his age group in Saturday’s Calder Avenue 5K run in Beaumont as he posted a time of 21:41 and finished 44th out of the 650 entries in the event. “I felt really good running and am very satisfied with my time for the 5K event,” Ruane said. JUST BETWEEN US…This Korner wishes good luck to the high school athletes from Orange County who have earned the right to participate in the University Interscholastic League state track and field meet in Austin Friday and Saturday. Little Cypress Mauriceville’s Zoe Casteel is the only local athlete in Class 4A and will compete in the girls’ pole vault. In the Boys Class 3A the West Orange-Stark Mustangs will send Rashon McDonald in the 400, Will Johnson in the 300 hurdles and the 400 relay team of Maurice Morris, Chris James, ThoMarcus Fontenot and Colin Janice, the 800 relay team of Morris, James, Janice and Jarodd Ross and the 1,600 relay team of McDonald, Jerrious Tims, Deionte Thompson and Janice. In the Girls 3A, Bridge City’s Alexus Henry will compete in the high jump and Kati Horton will compete in the pole vault. West Orange- Stark girls 800 relay team of Shalin Hardin, Aaliyah Teel, LaShya Cole and Shavontae Thomas also earned a berth in the state track meet.

The Record • Week of Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Manners and common sense make fishing much more enjoyable OUTDOORS CAPT. CHUCK UZZLE FOR THE RECORD

The sun has just broken the horizon to illuminate a relatively smooth lake surface, the temperatures are mild and the forecast is in the anglers favor. A short boat ride into the wide open expanse of Sabine is stopped so one of the anglers in the boat can glass the area with a pair of binoculars in hopes of finding a set of working birds. The glassing pays off and the boat of hopeful anglers speed off in the direction of the birds with visions of speckled trout busting shrimp racing through their mind. The boat driver pulls back

on the throttle, kills the motor, and steps to the front deck to drop the trolling motor in the water so the boat can be better positioned and everyone on board can reach the fish. Just as our anglers reach the perfect distance from the flock it happens, a familiar roar comes from various directions and the perfect scenario is about to go wrong in a big way. Within minutes our anglers are now surrounded on all sides by half dozen boats and some very over zealous anglers. The wakes from the boat traffic turn the calm surface into a rolling unstable affair. The birds and fish are now surrounded by an “armada” of lure chunking, boat banging, would be fisherman who cannot understand why the fish and the birds suddenly disappear. This scenario will play out again many times as the over anxious anglers refuse to learn from their mistakes and

turn what could have been a memorable day on the water into one full of frustration and few fish. Now if the truth were really known most anglers have been on both sides of that example, we have been both victim and villain. It’s tough for the average fisherman to have the patience to come into a situation like the one above and not get antsy or in a hurry. All it takes is one boat to start crowding the school or moving fast and before you know it the whole herd is in stampede mode. “That guys not beating me to the fish” or “if we don’t get there we won’t get a shot at the fish” are common remarks that most fisherman make, truth be known that’s not the case at all. If anglers would come off plane earlier, use more trolling motor, approach from the upwind side, and work with other boats instead of against them everybody would catch more

mopeds registered in Texas, and that number is expected to grow. DPS recommends all drivers “Share the Road” and “Look Twice” for motorcycles, which are Texas Department of Transportation public awareness campaigns that highlight motorcycle safety. Motorists should use caution, especially at intersections and when changing lanes – two common places where serious motorcycle collisions occur. Half of all fatal motorcycle crashes in Texas occur because a car or truck driver never saw the motorcyclist. In 2012, 460 people in Texas died in motorcycle crashes – down from the 488 motorcyclists who died in 2011. However, those deaths accounted for approximately 13 percent

of all traffic deaths in the state last year, and 89 percent of motorcycle crashes in Texas result in death or injury. In addition to the annual awareness campaign, May 2013 also marks the 30th anniversary of the DPS Motorcycle Safety Unit. The unit coordinates training courses at more than 200 locations around the state for both basic and experienced riders. Motorcyclists must be properly licensed to operate a motorcycle in the State of Texas. For more information on motorcycle training or to find a training location in your area, please call 1-800292-5787 or visit www.dps. Drivers and motorcyclists can significantly reduce their chances of being involved in a serious or fatal crash by adher-

fish. If you want to ever see the look of surprise on somebody’s face just watch another angler when you ease up to a school of fish and ask them if it’s alright to fish near them, most people are floored that anyone would even offer to do that. I promise you if you ask politely and use common sense that on the next bunch of birds you fish that angler you spoke to earlier will do the same for you, courtesy is contagious. As good as the fishing is right now you can certainly expect increased traffic on the lake form both local and out of town anglers. The last thing you ever want to happen is to have a confrontation with someone while you are on the water. I have witnessed some very heated moments on Sabine, there have even been some altercation at the boat ramp if you can believe that, there is no fish worth that kind of be-

DPS urges motorists to use caution around motorcyclists The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding drivers on Texas roadways to use extra caution around motorcycles as part of Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month, which is observed during the month of May. “Because of size and visibility, motorcyclists face unique challenges on the road that make them more vulnerable,” said DPS Director Steven McCraw. “We encourage all drivers – whether on two wheels or four – to actively watch out for each other and obey traffic laws. Motorcyclists can further protect themselves by wearing helmets; and other drivers can help by looking twice and giving extra space to motorcyclists.” Currently, there are more than 440,000 motorcycles and

Celebrate with Wellness this Mother’s Day Mother’s Day, May 12, is an opportunity to celebrate the mothers in your life – but this year, skip the chocolates and instead, give the gift of wellness. Consider the following tips and hints from TOPS Club, Inc. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), the nonprofit weight-loss support organization, for the woman who is starting or simply maintaining a healthy lifestyle. • Be her workout partner. Make an effort to exercise regularly together, and schedule it on the calendar as a reminder. If she’s bored with her usual workout routine, gift her a package to a series of fitness sessions that you can attend together. “Deal of the day” websites make it easy to sample a variety of classes and try something new. Exercising with another person will also help hold you both accountable and is an opportunity to find support during the wellness journey. • Prepare a light brunch. Avoid the overpriced, arteryclogging brunch and serve Mom a nutritious meal that will leave energy to spare. Fruit salad, whole wheat pancakes, scrambled or baked eggs, smoked salmon on wholewheat bread or crackers, and dessert cake made with applesauce instead of oil or butter are all sensible but delicious options. Select recipes from a new, healthy cookbook and leave the book behind to inspire her later. • Compile a get-fit basket. Consider including a reusable water bottle, a set of light hand weights, pedometer, sweat-wicking top, yoga mat, or workout towel. Most fitness DVDs require minimal equipment and can be done anywhere, home or away. Add a tape measure so she can gauge her progress, too. • Give her the gift of support - a TOPS membership. TOPS

provides weight-loss support and wellness education for only $28 per year in the U.S. and $32 each year in Canada, plus nominal chapter fees. Visit for more information or to find a chapter near you. • Boost her mental wellbeing with added rest. Skimping on sleep can leave Mom at a higher risk for a weakened immune system and type 2 diabetes, among other health problems. Give the gift of a good night’s rest by investing in high-quality bed linens or a luxurious new pillow. For new mothers, offer to watch the baby periodically so Mom can rest restoratively. • Start a garden. Does your mom have a green thumb? Buy planters and seeds so she can grow healthful and tasty fresh basil, mint leaves, or other herbs. A kitchen or windowsill garden is a convenient option for those with limited space outdoors. For a little something extra, include healthy

recipes for using the plants once they’ve grown. • Help her relax. If you can’t afford to splurge for a full day’s worth of treatments, a gift certificate for a spa massage, facial, or manicure and pedicure will give Mom the opportunity to de-stress. You can also get her bath salts or a comfy robe, so she can bring the experience home and relieve tension when it’s most convenient for her. TOPS Club Inc. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) is the original weight-loss support and wellness education organization. Founded more than 65 years ago, TOPS is the only nonprofit, noncommercial weight-loss organization of its kind. TOPS promotes successful weight management with a “Real People. Real Weight Loss.®” philosophy that combines support from others at weekly chapter meetings, healthy eating, regular exercise, and wellness information. TOPS has about 150,000

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ing to basic safety measures, including: • Always allow a motorcyclist the full lane width – never try to share a lane. • Perform a visual check for motorcycles by checking mirrors and blind spots before entering or exiting a lane of traffic, and at intersections. • Always signal your intentions before changing lanes or merging with traffic. Allow more following distance – three or four seconds – when behind a motorcycle so the motorcyclist has enough time to maneuver or stop in an emergency. • Never tailgate. In dry conditions, motorcycles can stop more quickly than cars. • Never drive while distracted.

members – male and female, age seven and older – in nearly 9,000 chapters throughout the United States and Canada. Visitors are welcome to attend their first TOPS meeting free of charge. Membership is affordable at just $28 per year in the U.S. and $32 per year in Canada, plus nominal chapter fees. To find a local chapter, view or call (800) 932-8677.

havior. Please remember a few simple rules while chasing the birds this summer, approach slow, watch your boat wakes, be courteous, do everything possible to find your own


school of fish, work with other fishermen, and by all means keep your cool. Follow these simple rules and you will certainly have a memorable day on the water.


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WOS students take pledge to ‘Brilliance’ Staff Report For The Record

When visitors to the West Orange – Stark Middle School campus walk through the main corridor which links the new office area to the Stark Building, they are stopping in their tracks to view the documents and photographs on the wall. The information is unusual. It is not art work, reports, and meeting information. The wall of this middle school main walkway is covered with contracts --- the signatures and photographs of students who have pledged to be brilliant. The “Pledge to Brilliance” concept originated with District Superintendent James Colbert.

“Although we have spent a tremendous amount of time and effort ensuring that our students are successful in the classroom and on state tests, West Orange – Cove acknowledges the value of developing the whole student and increasing the student’s self-worth. We have a responsibility to our society to produce productive citizens. This initiative is one that speaks to getting back to developing the whole child by increasing one’s self-worth and self-image,” Colbert said. The “Pledge to Brilliance” project was introduced to the students of West Orange – Stark Middle and High School during the fall semester. Principals held a series of meetings with their student bodies to share the “Pledge to Brilliance”

contract. They pointed out it can be a tool for students to utilize in setting and reaching academic and personal goals. Participation is not required. Principals stress the oath has to be voluntary. The Pledge to Brilliance reads: As a student at West Orange – Stark High/Middle School, I commit to pursue a “Pledge to Brilliance.” I will strive in all ways to achieve excellence and distinction in all that I do. I aspire to build my talent(s) and my intellect; furthermore, dedicating myself to my education and my future. 1. I pledge that I will display the Genius within me at all times. 2. I pledge that I will value all information presented to me.

3. I profess that I will go beyond “Smart” and succeed in “Brilliance.” 4. I vow that I will represent my school, family, and most importantly, myself to my maximum potential at all times. 5. I will never tolerate a score of “0” in any subject area. 6. I will prepare myself in the best manner possible for any academic challenge or endeavor. 7. I will give 112 percent. 8. I vow that I will Honor this “Pledge to Brilliance” as a West Orange – Stark High / Middle School Mustang/Stallion. Students who take the oath sign the contract with their campus principal and are photographed individually. The contracts are then displayed. More than 500 students at West Orange – Stark Middle School and High School have taken the pledge. West Orange – Stark High School Principal Hutcherson Hill said, “I think that it is an

The corridor of WO-S Middle School features the pledges of more than 250 students

amazing thing to see our students step up to the plate and take on this challenge. They do not shy away from it, even after reading its specific goals. We have plenty of students who like the validation of pursuing brilliance with their own unique brand of talents.” Once students take the pledge, they receive a “Pledge to Brilliance” lanyard for their student identification badges. At pledge celebrations, stu-

dents also receive bracelets with motivational phrases. West Orange – Stark Middle School Principal Anthony Moten said, “The program has fostered another avenue for teachers to praise and support all students, as well as provide a bridge for all students to poise the simple question to all they encounter: ‘Can You See the Genius in Me?’ Indeed, we can.”

WOS Career Center student wins Best of Show at State Contest

Staff Report For The Record

A West Orange – Stark High School Career Center student recently earned Best of Show in the precision machining job exhibit competition at the State Skills USA competition held in Corpus Christi. Josh Blanchard won the honor. Additionally, all WO-S Career Center students earned blue ribbons at state for their precision machining job exhibit projects. The students, including Josh Blanchard, are Alex Bingham, Sterling Lewis, Joseph Self, and Michael Hagan. West Orange – Stark High School Building Trades students also participated in the state job exhibit contest and earned blue ribbons. They are Matthew Broussard and Michael Gabourel. WO-S Career Center students David Broussard and Clemente Sanchez competed in the auto collision job ex-

West Orange – Stark High School Career Center students with their state ribbons and medals. They are: front row, Michael Gabourel, Michael Hagan, David Broussard, and Josh Blanchard; back row, Clemente Sanchez, Matthew Broussard, Alex Bingham, and Sterling Lewis. Not pictured is Joseph Self.

hibit contest and earned red ribbons. In order to compete at the State Meet, students had to earn blue ribbons on their projects at the District level. Additionally, Sterling Lewis won Best of Show in precision machine job exhibits at the District Level.

Bingham and Blanchard are Bridge City High School students who attend WO-S Career Center precision machine classes. Carlo Paulino is the WO-S High School precision machining instructor. Randy Palmero instructs building trades. Rick Brister is the auto collision instructor.


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Opening the door to the new unfinished Mobile Medical Center unit is Jack Stout, Jerry Ashby, President of the Orange County Mothodist Men Gabby Hammett and the Rev. Brad Morgan, pastor of St. Paul United Methodist Church.

The Orange County Methodist Men have partnered with the Christian Alliance for Humanitarian Aid from Houston, Texas to build a dental and medical facility inside a tan railroad style storage pod. This unit will be grouped with other units being built to form a portable medical complex capable of being sent anywhere in the world where an emergency situation exists. Today this metal unit is stationed on the Northwest side of St. Paul United Methodist Church on West Roundbunch Road. Upon completion this pod will be equipped with a generator, a dental chair with accessories, a medical examination room complete with all accessories needed for such a complex. A project of this size costs an estimated fourteen to fifteen thousand dollars for the pod. The Orange County Methodist Men have had fund raisers to collect over half of this amount. Donations and other fund raisers are needed to pay for the remain-

der of the project. Other Orange County Methodist Churches actively involved in raising money and building the project are: First United Methodist and Wesley United Methodist. This is the second Medical Pod built by the Orange County Methodist Men. The first unit built at the First United Methodist Church is now serving people in Haiti. Barring any national or international emergency situation, this unit will serve in 125 Honduras, Belize District. Although the Orange County Methodist Men have contracted to take on this project, they are asking for help from anyone that is interested in working on or supporting a project that will offer a medical facility to those in need. To volunteer your help or to make a donation please call the St. Paul United Methodist Church office at 1-409-735-5546.

Come celebrate L. D. Young’s 90th Birthday!

L. D. Young, a longtime resident of Bridge City, turns 90 on May 13, 2013. To commemorate L. D.’s 90th birthday, his wife and children invite family and friends to join the celebration on Saturday, May 11 at the Community Center within First Baptist Church of Bridge City. The celebration will be from 2-4 p/m. L. D. was born on May 13, 1923 in Forest Hill, La., where he spent most of his youth. After graduation from Forest Hill High School, he enlisted in the Navy and served in several ports during World War II including the Solomon Islands, China, and Japan. After the war ended, L. D. married Joyce (Joy) Duplissey on September 7, 1946 and moved to Young Drive in Bridge City. Around the same time, L. D. began his 42-year career at Texaco where he worked as a laboratory chemist. In 1948, Joy and L. D. started their family of five daughters and one son. Since then, his family has expanded to include 14 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. L. D.’s son followed in his footsteps and enjoyed a 27-year career with Texaco. L.D. has been a member of First Baptist Church for 60+ years and served as a Deacon for 30+ years. In retirement, L.D. and Joy worked as seasonal employees in Yellowstone National Park for 16 years. He enjoys gardening, traveling, visiting with friends and neighbors, volunteering at church, and talking about the good ole’ days. L. D. is known miles around for baking the best biscuits ever! We all, especially L. D., look forward to sharing stories and remembering old times with you. See you there! For more information, please contact Sheri Young Alford at





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NOTICE TO CREDITORS Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of GERTRUDE M. DOTSON, Deceased, were issued on April 29, 2013, in Cause No. P16485 pending in the County Court at Law of Orange County, Texas, to: Diane Dotson. 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.

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SUICIDE RESCUE of Orange County. Suicide is not the answer, give us a chance, 769-4044 Vidor. CRISIS CENTER. Rape and crisis center of S.E. Texas needs volunteer advocares to provide direct services to survivors of sexual assault in a medical setting. Comprehensive training is provided, Anyone interested should contact the Crisis Center at (409) 832-6530.

GOLDEN TRIANGLE TOUGHLOVE is a self help parents support group for parents of children displaying unacceptable behavior. Meets every Tues. at 7 pm. at Immaculate Conception education building, 4100 Lincoln (corner of Lincoln & Washington) in Groves. For more information call 9620480.

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



61. Trendy 65. Accustom 66. Female gametes 68. All plant and animal life of a region 69. Farewell remark in France 70. *Fort Sumter, where the Civil one began 71. To impede or bar 72. Tiny piece of anything 73. Home for #55 Across 74. Kind of tides DOWN 1. ____ shot in basSHINE Allow your light to shine unto the lives of our patiennts and

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Notice is hereby given that original Letters of Administration for the Estate of ROBERT GLENN HAMILTON, Deceased, were issued on April 30, 2013, in Cause No. P16327 pending in the County Court at Law of Orange County, Texas, to: Gail Hamilton. All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them to the undersigned within the time and in the manner prescribed by law.

c/o THE LAW OFFICE OF TOMMY GUNN Attorney at Law 202 S. Border Street Orange, Texas 77630 DATED the 30th day of April, 2013

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

injuries since its launch. The increase in seat belt usage also has saved an estimated $10 billion in wages and productivity losses, medical expenses, insurance premiums, taxes and other costs. Despite an increase in seat belt compliance, there is more work to be done with the lives of Texans at stake. Initial TxDOT data from 2012 indicates traffic-related fatalities in Texas are up by 11 percent. In 2012, there were 3,400 fatalities due to traffic crashes across the state. Data also shows that only 82 percent of pickup passengers are buckled when riding compared to more than 91 percent of passengers riding in cars. Pickups also are more likely than passenger cars to roll over or eject unrestrained occupants in a crash.

As part of the Click It or Ticket initiative, law enforcement officials across the state will be looking for and ticketing unbuckled drivers and passengers in an effort to raise safety awareness and prevent fatalities. By Texas law, all occupants of a vehicle, including back seat passengers, must wear a seat belt. Each unbuckled occupant faces a ticket and fines up to $200, plus court costs. Last year, more than 21,200 seat belt citations were issued during the Click It or Ticket campaign. This year’s campaign enforcement period dates are May 20th-June 2nd. Learn more about Click It or Ticket by liking the TxDOT Facebook page at or visiting

OF Athletic Booster Club to host athletic banquet

Orangefield Athletic Booster Club will be hosting their athletic banquet at 6 p.m. Monday, May 13 in the Jr.High Gym. Tickets can be purchased in the athletic  secretary’s office for $12, high school athletes are free. Tickets will NOT be available at the door. All Orangefield athletes will be honored. Athletes must wear their Sunday best. For more information please contact  Doc Pentecost @ 735-6370 or Mrs. Durkin @ 735-4504.

OC Retired Teachers to meet May 13 The Orange County Retired Teachers Association will hold its final meeting of the term at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 13, at the Wesley United Methodist Church, located at 401 37th St. in Orange. Nancy Hooker will direct the installation of officers for the 2013-2014 meeting year. The members will participate in the annual White Elephant Gift Exchange. A covered dish luncheon will be served.

ketball 2. Yarn spinner 3. Exude 4. Frigid, torrid or temperate one 5. Hanukkah month 6. Inviting sign 7. *The Louvre in Paris has a lot of it 8. Bear Down Under 9. Mandolin’s cousin 10. Carbon monoxide lacks this 11. Arial, e.g. 12. 3-pointer in basketball 15. Over-armor tunic 20. *Like Blarney Stone at Blarney

Castle 22. Junior’s junior 24. A small round drop 25. Under 26. Giraffe-like African animal 27. Prince of Darkness 29. Winglike 31. Classic board game 32. Justin Timberlake’s “_____ the End of Time” 33. The one who the check is made out to 34. *”Three Coins in the Fountain” fountain

thier families by becoming a Hospice Volunteer! To inquire about our "Shiners" Youth Volunteer program (ages 12-17), or our Adult Volunteer

Program. Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at 832-4582. Hospice of Texas, 2900 North Street suite 100, Beaumont, Texas 77702.


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57. Thailand, once 58. ____-European language 59. Executive, slang 60. Tire swing prop 61. Deviate 62. I, to a Greek 63. Octagonal sign 64. Chance occurrences 67. Giant pot

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NOTICE TO Notice is hereby given CREDITORS that original Letters of CREDITORS Notice is hereby given Enlarged for proofing. Administration with Will that original Letters Notice is Actual hereby given that1 col. x 4.5" size: Annexed for the Estate TestamentaryEnlarged for the Estate Notice is hereby given original Letters Testamentary Enlarged for proofing. for proofing. of MARJORIE EVELYN for xthe Estate of BERNICE of x Forest that original Letters of size: 1 col. 4.5" Eugene Actual Harrell, size: 1 col. 4.5" (JACKIE) Actual CARPENTER, McDANIEL CARTER, To be published in Administration for the Estate Deceased, were issued on Deceased, were issued Deceased, The were Record issued onNewspapers of Robert Eward Hailey, April 30, 2013, in Cause on May 2, 2013, in Cause March 25, 2013, in Cause To be published Deceased, were issued on be published in No. in P-16463, To pending in 02/08/12 No. P16484 pending in the No. P16473, pending in April 25, 2013, in Cause the CountyThe CourtRecord at Law ofNewspapers The Record Newspapers the County Court, Orange County Court at Law No. 2, No. P16453, pending in Orange County, Texas, to: 02/17/10 02/17/10 County, Texas, to: ARTHUR Orange County, Texas, to: County Court, Orange Forest Marshall Harrell. PLEASE FAXthe ANY THOMAS CARTER, SR. Whitney Ormond. County, Texas, to: Yvonne

All persons having claims Hilliard. CORRECTIONS BY All persons having claims All persons having claimsFAX ANY PLEASE PLEASE FAXagainst ANY against this Estate which is this Estate which is against this Estate which 5 P.M. MONDAY All persons having claims CORRECTIONS BY currently being administered currently being administered CORRECTIONS BY is currently being adminisare required to present them against this Estate which is are required to present them to 735-7346 tered are required to pres5 P.M. MONDAY 5 P.M. MONDAY to the undersigned within the currently being administered to the undersigned within the ent them to the undersigned Thanks, time and in the manner preare required to present them time and in the manner preto in735-7346 to 735-7346 within the time and the scribed by law. the undersigned within the scribed by law. Nicole to manner prescribed by law. Thanks, Thanks, time and in the manner prec/o Arthur Thomas Carter, c/o THE LAW OFFICE scribed by law. Debbiec/o Forest Marshall Harrell DebbieSr. OF TOMMY GUNN c/o Yvonne Hilliard Stephen Howard FAX 6175 Dixie Drive Attorney at Law 540 Rose Lane Attorney at Law Vidor, Texas 77662# 735-7346 202 S. Border Street FAX 903 W. Green Orange, Texas 77632 FAX Orange, Texas 77630 DATED the 26th day of Orange, Texas 77630 DATED the 6th day of # 735-7346 # 735-7346 April, 2013 DATED the 2nd day of DATED the 30th day of May, 2013 May, 2013 April, 2013.

Tommy Gunn

TOMMY GUNN State Bar No.: 08623700 Attorney for Whitney Ormond 202 S. Border Street Orange, Texas 77630 Telephone: (409) 882-9990 Facsimile: (409) 882-0613

Stephen C. Howard Stephen C. Howard

Attorney for Forest Marshall Harrell State Bar No.: 10079400 903 W. Green Orange, Texas 77630 Telephone: (409) 883-0202 Facsimile: (409) 883-0209

Michael C. Abbott Michale C. Abbott

Attorney for Arthur Thomas Carter, Sr. State Bar No.: 00785646 701 W Park Ave Orange, Texas 77630 Telephone: (409) 882-9767 Facsimile: (409) 886-3255

Jim Sharon Bearden

JIM SHARON BEARDEN, Jr. Attorney for Yvonne Hilliard State Bar No.: 24011051 116 S. Border Street Orange, Texas 77630 Telephone: (409) 883-4501 Facsimile: (409) 883-0259


Notice is hereby given Notice is hereby given that original Letters that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate Testamentary for the Estate Enlarged for proofing. Enlarged for proofing. Enlarged for proofing. of RONALD W. STRAHAN, of JAMES L. HASTY, JR., Actual size: 1 col.Deceased, x 4.5" Actual were size: issued1 col. x 4.5" Actual size: 1 col. x 4.5" Deceased, were issued on May 2, 2013, in Cause on May 2, 2013, in Cause No. in P16496 pending the To be published in To beinpublished No. P16486 pending the To beinpublished in County Court at Law No. 2, County Court at Record Law No. 2,Newspapers The Record Newspapers The The Record Newspapers Orange County, Texas, to: Orange County, Texas, to: 02/17/10 02/17/10 Debra V. Strahan. 02/17/10 James Scott Hasty. All persons having claims All persons having claims ANYthisPLEASE Estate whichFAX ANY against thisPLEASE Estate whichFAXagainst is currently being adminisis currently CORRECTIONS being adminisBY CORRECTIONS BY tered are required to prestered are required to present them to the5undersigned P.M. MONDAY ent them to the5undersigned P.M. MONDAY within the time and in the within the time and the to in735-7346 toby 735-7346 manner prescribed law. manner prescribed by law.


Thanks, c/o THE LAW OFFICE c/o THE LAW OFFICE OF TOMMY GUNN Debbie OF TOMMY GUNN Debbie Attorney at Law Attorney at Law 202 S. Border Street 202 S. Border Street Orange, Texas 77630 FAX Orange, Texas 77630 FAX

DATED the 2nd day DATED the 2nd day # of735-7346 # of735-7346 May, 2013 May, 2013

Tommy Gunn

Tommy Gunn



State Bar No.: 08623700 Attorney for James Scott Hasty 202 S. Border Street Orange, Texas 77630 Telephone: (409) 882-9990 Facsimile: (409) 882-0613

State Bar No.: 08623700 Attorney for Debra V. Strahan 202 S. Border Street Orange, Texas 77630 Telephone: (409) 882-9990 Facsimile: (409) 882-0613

PLEASE FAX ANY CORRECTIONS BY 5 P.M. MONDAY to 735-7346 Thanks, Debbie

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