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The Community Newspaper of Orange, Texas

Week of Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Latham charged with murder of LA woman Debby Schamber For The Record

The Newton County Grand Jury has returned an indictment against Joshua Latham, 26, of Mauriceville, on charges of murder. Latham is accused of murdering 41-year-old Tami Higginbotham, of Vinton, La. He faces up to 99 years in prison for the first degree felony. Before he can be extradited to Newton County to face the

Shangri La to host Wild Wednesdays through Aug. 7 The Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center, located at 2111 W. Park Ave. in Orange, will host the Wild Wednesday program through Aug. 7. “Scales and Tails” will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 24. Explore the world of reptiles and amphibians in an up-close glimpse of theses Shangri La inhabitants. “Food Factories and ‘Plant Managers’” will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 31. Leaves are food factories. They come in all shapes and size to make food for the plants. Explorers of all ages are invited to make a leaf collection and sicker the role of leaves as “plant managers.” “Orchid Ice Cream” will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7. Spend a morning learning about the vanilla orchid. Participants will gain knowledge about the vanilla bean as a flower seed pot. Ice cream lovers of all ages will enjoy this program and have an opportunity to make ice cream. For more details, please call 409-670-9113 or visit www.shangrilagardens. org.

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charges, he must first complete the jail term in the Orange County Jail, according to Robert Smith, of the LATHAM Texas Rangers. Latham is currently in the Orange County Jail after he violated his probation and was sentenced in March to 180 days in jail and his felony probation term was extended four years. Higgenbotham, left her residence on Feb. 8 from Vinton, La. to go to Orange. Her truck was found later at Blue Bird’s Fish Camp on Simmons Drive, but she was no where to be found. During the trip to Orange she had texted her sister, Staci Robinson, saying she was going to sell her phone to Joshua Latham. Higgenbotham wanted to upgrade so she had decided to sell her phone. Around 1 p.m. Higgenbotham sent a text to her sister saying

Latham wanted her to help him pick out wedding rings. By 1:30 the texts from Higgenbotham stopped. Knowing it was odd for her sister since she was “always connected”, Robinson became worried and tried repeatedly to call her but each call went straight to voice mail. Robinson later went to the fish camp and showed a picture of her sister to people in the area. They told her they had seen Higgenbotham and she had gotten into a vehicle with Latham. However, when Robinson asked Latham if he had seen her sister, he denied ever meeting up with her. Latham’s girlfriend told Robinson, Latham was at work on the day of the disappearance. However, Robinson would later learn he didn’t have a job. Latham, who was a ‘person of interest” in connection with the disappearance of Higginbotham, fled the area. He was arrested a few days later, Feb. 14, in Maryville,

Tenn. Orange police contacted local officials in Maryville, and told them Latham had relatives in the area. Maryville police checked the relative’s residence, and

found Latham, along with his girlfriend, and their twoweek-old infant. The woman and child were reported to be safe. He was held on charges he violated his felony proba-

tion. Detectives and the Texas Ranger went to Tennessee to LATHAM CHARGED Page 3A

American Idol tour to be in Houston Debby Schamber For The Record

Fans of Kree Harrison, runner-up of American Idol’s 12th season, can see their favorite Southeast Texan perform along with other Idol finalists as the tour stops Sunday at Reliant Arena in Houston. The 30-show concert tour, within a two month span, launched in July and stops in major cities including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Miami before wrapping in Nashville on August 31. Tickets are on sale now with Ticketmaster. During the finale show which aired on FOX, when the winner’s name, Candace Glover, was called, Harrison graciously smiled and hugged Glover to congratulate her. Harrison later told her grandmother, Beverly Mire, of Groves, who attended the show, she was “not at all disappointed” and “loved the whole experience.” Harrison recently released a single, “All Cried Out” which is available for downloads through iTunes. The song is said to be “climbing the charts.” Harrison knows first hand about losing parents at a young age. At 12 years old, the future

Kree Harrison will be at Reliant Arena in Houston on Sunday as part of the American Idol tour. The 30-show concert tour, within a two month span, launched in July and stops in major cities including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Miami before wrapping in Nashville on August 31. Tickets are on sale now with Ticketmaster.

music star lost her father in a terrifying plane crash. Later, in a twist of fate, she lost her mother in a car accident. She channelled all her hurt and energy into this stirring song. Following the tour Harrison will return to Nashville to start recording an album.

Orange County Sheriff’s Posse Rodeo . . . After a muddy start on Friday night the annual Orange County Sheriff’s Possee Rodeo was a great success. Rodeo fans enjoyed an action packed weekend. Bull riding, team roping, tie down roping, barrel racing, break away and steer racing were just some of the events performed by professional and up-and-coming rodeo stars. As seen above, a bull in the mud is a tough way to earn a living. Each year the rodeo raises scholarship funds for local youth. RECORD PHOTO: Larry Trimm


OCARC to hold 26th annual fishing tourney Debby Schamber For The Record

The tradition continues as the OCARC hosts the 26th annual fishing tournament on August 2nd and 3rd at the City of Orange Boat Ramp located on Simmons Drive. The family-oriented event is oldest local tournament in Or-

ange with about 400 people participating annually. For the first time, the tournament will kick off at the boat ramp instead of at OCARC. During the weigh-in, there will be $2,700 paid out in the various categories. For the biggest speck, bass, flounder and redfish $250 will be paid along with a trophy. First place winners catching the biggest white

perch, catfish, croaker, grinnel, black drum and perch will receive $100. While second place for the speckled trout, red fish, flounder, bass and white perch pays $100 and third place for these fish pays $50. Participants with a second place win after catching white perch, catfish, croaker, grinnel, black drum and perch will

win $50 and those winning third place for these type of fish will win $25. Red fish must be between 20 to 27 inches in length while black drums must be 14 to 29 inches long. For the first time in the tournament history, there is an added category of the appaloosa red with a $250 prize. However, this one is different.

It is not for the biggest fish, but for the one with the most spots. In order to be eligible, the fish must be between 20 to 27 inches in length. The entry fee for the tournament is $25. But, children under the age of 16 can participate for free but must still OCARC FISHING Page 3A

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Departments to move in when phone and data complete Penny Leleux

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Data and communications at the Shelter of Last Resort are expected to be complete Aug. 12, according to Mark Wimberly, county maintenance director. Furniture is being assembled and they are working on getting monitors installed. “I honestly thought we would have them in there by this session. We should have the departments in there by the end of August,” said Wimberly. “As soon as I have an operational phone and date system working in that building, I’m going to move those departments in. We’re going to prioritize them, moving Jeff in first, then Road and Bridge, Ag and Code and Compliance.” Wimberly said he still would like to see the on-site water well get installed, because it will be a problem if Orangefield Water Supply, who currently supplies the building losses electricity in an emergency situation. The shelter will be

left without water. That project was pulled when they were cutting the budget last year to cover an expected shortfall. Wimberly says there is enough of the county’s money budgeted in the contingency line item for the building to cover the water well if commissioners would approve it. He said there was still about $400,000 of the counties money budgeted for the building and the well was bid at $150,000. Commissioner Precinct 3 John Banken balked, but Judge Carl Thibodeaux said you have a situation where if the water supply loses power you have no water for the first responders housed at the shelter. “You’re dead in the water.” Wimberly said he preferred having something that he had control over and didn’t have to rely on outside sources. He was frustrated, because he had no control over all the delays with the building completion. “You’re doing the best that you can; nobody else could have done better with outside influences. Quit beating your-

self up,” said Thibodeaux. “That’s the point I was trying to make. If I had the water well, I could something THIBODEAUX do about it,” said Wimberly. If the pump broke or the motor needed replacing he could get it done. Annual Financial Report In other matters, Chris Pruitt of Pattillo, Brown & Hill presented Orange County Commissioners’ Court with the annual financial report for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2012. The county took in $4 million in revenues more than expected and spent $2 million more than expected which balances to $2 million in the black. No problems or irregularities were found in the county finances. The report will be posted on the County Web site. Too many buses? Thibodeaux recommended appointing a committee to study the number of buses


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The county and state will each pay an equal portion of $4,250.00. Total Estimated cost of the above projects is $8,500.00. Maintenance Vacancy Commissioners authorized Mark Wimberly to fill a vacant custodial position due to the resignation of an employee. The court also accepted the road damage bond from Samson Exploration, LLC to ensure that any road damage done during the development of an oil well site on Woodland Ridge will be repaired without any cost to the county. Twin Lakes Estates A subdivision plat for Twin Lakes Estates, Phase 1 was approved. This new subdivision is located on FM 105 within the extraterritorial jurisdiction of Bridge City and will be served by the Orangefield Water Supply Corp. “It’s going to be a new upscale division,” said Clark Slacum, county engineer. “They are going to put in concrete streets. There are 44 plats with room for expansion.”

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OCARC Fishing Tourney complete an application. They too will be eligible to win the prizes. “Every child gets a trophy, no matter how big the fish is,” said Sandy McCormick, supervisor at OCARC. “We really want them to be able to participate.” Staff at OCARC will be on hand until 5 p.m. on the day of the event to at the office, located at 905 Park Ave, to take last minute applications and fees. The tournament will being at 5 p.m. August 2. Fisherman can go out in a boar or fish from the bank, but must stay within a 40 mile radius of the boat ramp. Fish entered into the tournament for a chance at one of the prizes, do not have to be alive but on ice and in “edible” condition. Once the tournament is over, the fish will be cleaned and served to the clients of OCARC and their families on Sunday during a fish fry to be held at the Orange Boat Club. “We do like to give it back,” McCormick said. Fisherman will begin certifying their fish at 4 p.m. Saturday with the weigh-in promptly at 6 p.m. McCormick said the tournament could not be done without the help of their sponsors and the Orange Boat Club who donated time and effort. OCARC, a private non-profit organization, was founded in 1956. Realizing the need for vocational training for mentally challenged adults, a group of concerned parents and citizens formed the organization. In addition, the “day

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rehab” type facility helps the mentally challenged students with life skills and socialization. The original workshop started in the home of Cathryn Boyd. It was later moved to the Thomen Center, located in Orange. After an apparent need for more room, the Board members started looking for a permanent facility for the OCARC Workshop. In the late 60’s Mrs. Nelda Stark donated property at the current location, and with this donation, money was raised to erect the building still in use today. Since 1971, OCARC has expanded with other workshop

Kree Harrison “She is really excited about the tour,” Mire said. Harrison has formed special friendships with her fellow contestants. ‘She loves where she is now,’


extensions, serving around 65 clients. OCARC has now been in the industrial engraving sign business for over 20 years, and makes all types of signs, desk sets, name pins both in plastic and metal, and a number of other products. In the spirit of trying to be totally self-supporting, other products have been included in our business, such as: trophies, plaques, and industrial signs. Their goal is to make the clients as self-sufficient as possible. For more information on the tournament or tournament rules call 409-886-1363.

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interview Latham concerning the disappearance of Higgenbotham. During the interview he reportedly told them where Higgenbotham’s body could be found. Investigators went in search of the location north of Mauriceville on Feb. 15 where they found Higginbotham’s body in a heavily wooded, hunting lease in Newton County. Police said there were certain features on the body that matched descriptions of the missing woman. Further testing and autopsy results would reveal it was indeed her. Additional testing indicated Higgenbotham was strangled to death. ‘It’s great to finally see the case moving forward,” Robinson said. “It won’t bring my sister back, but at least we will finally see justice for her. I have complete faith that Ranger Smith will see that happens.”

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Ole Opry stage June 4 where she was joined by ‘Idol’ judge Keith Urban, and now she can check “perform with Wynonna Judd” off her bucket list as well. The 23-year-old singer joined one of her own musical idols, Wyonna Judd, on stage at a Nashville club. June 5. for a couple of songs. After the 2013 CMT Music Awards, the two country singers headed over to Nashville’s famed 3rd & Lindsley venue, where they performed a pair Judds classics, ‘Love Is Alive’ and ‘Grandpa,’ together. Harrison cheerfully told people of her experience, stating Judd was an inspiration to her and always a big influence. Harrison who lived in Woodville as a young girl, had becoming a star on her mind from the start. Harrison began performing at an early age 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. She also attended Bridge City schools and sang with the Cardinal Singers before eventually making her way to Nashville. During a recent press conference, Harrison said it is the fast paced lifestyle of being on American Idol which is “difficult” but feels in the end it will all be worth it. “It’s such a big step in your life to do something like this,” Harrison said. 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. Harrison was 14 years old when she wrote her first song, “Bring Me Sunshine.” 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’s genre is typically country music, but has been known to sing songs of different types including blues. Fans have shown the love for her and are sure to follow her lead, no matter where it takes them since she surely is reaching for the stars.


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one day of work. He had perfect attendance.*****Jack Pulliam celebrated his 81st birthday July 19.*****John Curtis Brimm graduates from Citadel, Charleston, South Carolina, then was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corp.*****Four Bridge City High cheerleaders and their coach Michelle Huff attended Cheer Hawaii U.S. A. Camp in Oahu, Hawaii. They are Taylor Miller, Heather Gisclair, Kylie Simoneaux and Ciarra Jackson. *****Orange County couple Earl and Ruth Davis are in Israel. Every time they hear a siren they head to the bomb shelter. It’s part of life along the Sea of Galilee. The Davis’ retired in Orange seven years ago and moved to Israel where they run the Galilee Study Center. They are the parents of WOS teacher and writer Meri Elen Jacobs. (Editor’s note: I wonder if they are still there.)

WILL AND KATE’S BABY--ROYAL PRINCE ARRIVES The first royal baby of the Facebook, Twitter age arrived Monday, July 22, 2013. The future monarch, Prince of Cambridge, is the third in line to the throne. If he ever becomes king, it will be far down the road. Approaching her senior years it doesn’t look like the Queen is preparing to give up her crown anytime in the near future. After her, the monarchy passes to Prince Charles, who would someday pass it on to the baby’s father, Prince William. The new prince weighed in at 8 pounds, 6 ounces. He arrived at 4:24 p.m. London time, to parents Will and Kate. I don’t know why the boy’s arrival is such a big news item. Every broadcasting and cable channel in the United States went live and stayed there for hours, plus digital content, Twitter reported two million tweets, as many as 25,300 per minute. It’s for sure, this new heir to the throne won’t be raised like his ancestors. On Tuesday the young parents appeared, showed the new prince to the world, then William jumped in a Range Rover and drove his family off. He will share birthdays with actor Danny Glover, singer Don Hanley, Sen. Bob Dole and locally the new prince shares a birthday with Jeff Anderson, Lois Dickey, Rocky DeCuir, Keazie Cappel, Charlie Caples, Jeff Longlois and Page Dohmann. All good Orange County royalty.*****Now I’ve recorded the new birth for history, I best move on. Come along, I promise it won’t do you no harm. CONDOLENCES We were sorry to hear about the death of Ange Hebert, age 80, who passed away Saturday, July 20. Funeral service was held Tuesday, July 23, under the direction of Broussard Funeral Home at Wesley United Methodist Church of Beaumont, interment at Hillcrest Memorial Garden in Bridge City. She and Tommy were married 61 years. Ange was the second city secretary at Bridge City, following Mrs. Pat Brandon. She served from 1974 through 1987. Even though she and Tommy moved to Beaumont in 1981. Daughter Sherry Tisdale and husband Bobby live in Bridge City. Their other daughter Resa lives in Beaumont. To Tommy, daughters Sherry and Resa and their families we send our condolences. She was a wonderful lady. May she rest in peace. TED CRUZ NOT PRESIDENTIAL TIMBER Even though Sen. Ted Cruz didn’t admit being a presidential GOP nomination candidate, in an interviewed on one of the Sunday news shows, he didn’t deny it either. He has scheduled an active speaking tour starting with Iowa and already has raised money with speeches to GOP donors. The chances that Cruz could be a serious contender for president are zero. His appeal is limited to Tea Party voters. He has alienated fellow Republicans. He has no charisma which is necessary for a presidential candidate. Unlike Sen. Marco Rubio, Cruz has no solid Latino base. In Texas, in 2012, he received only 34 percent of Latino vote, plus he hasn’t made any friends with Latinos since going to Washington. He introduces bills that hurt Latinos. Cruz has the grassroots on his side but it will buy him about what it did Rick Perry, Michele Bachmann and Herman Cain. Cruz doesn’t play well with the middle. He voted against Hurricane Sandy Relief, the violence against women act and even against John Kerry’s nomination. While these positions might appeal to the extremist, they won’t get Cruz support among moderate and independent voters. All presidential elections in the end are decided in the middle. Besides that, he has publicly mocked his fellow GOP lawmakers, including Sen. John McCain. Cruz is smug and condescending. He’s been described as a jerk and having the personality of an oyster. So far, he doesn’t register in national polls. Rubio is the preferred choice with 19 percent, Paul Ryan, 17 percent, Rand Paul, 15 percent, Cruz doesn’t show up. However the Canadian-born Cruz will not face the “Birther” issue. A Tea Party friend of mine insisted to me Ted Cruz would be the next U.S. President. I didn’t argue but I put my thoughts on that in this little space. Remember Cruz is too extreme, too uncompromising and too unlikable to garner a national following. He has no shot at becoming president. To believe otherwise is not being realistic and just wishful thinking. That’s my take so don’t be e-mailing me, it won’t change my speculation. TURNING BACK THE HANDS OF TIME Seven Years Ago-2006 Morphew E House Inn, 205 College, offers historical bed and breakfast. Owned by Monti and Kelly Morphew, the home was built between 1893-1898 and offers a truly special experience. (Editor’s note: Monti and Kelly still operate this unique bed and breakfast. Ideal for honeymooners, business travelers, or a great get away. Next time you have out of town guest; instead of booking them in a motel give them a real treat at the Morphew Bed and Breakfast.)*****Between five and 6,000 citizens are being killed a month in Iraq. Not by terrorist but in a civil war between Shiites and Sunnis. (Editors Note: We never hear about Iraq anymore, about who came out on top in the aftermath of Bush’s war.)*****Barbara Wingate Marshall, 78, died July 19. Services were held Monday, July 24. ***Willie Mae Curtis Longlois, 85, of West Orange, died July 18. ***Donald Roy Parker, 77, died July 20. ***Jean Broussard Morgan, 91, died July 19. ***Ada Manuel Williams, 97, of Bridge City died July 22. ***L.L. “Mike” Manshack, 88, died July 18. The native of Shelbyville was owner of Manshack and Sons Construction that he started 61 years ago.*****Justice of the Peace Judge Derry Dunn, after having knee surgery, was back at his J.P. office one week later. He doesn’t miss much work, in fact, in 19 years as an LCM educator, he didn’t miss

37 Years Ago-1976 Duponter Paul Hale and Orange businessman Davis Cooper in hotly contested race for Orange mayor. *****Jo and Ace Amodeo will be married 12 years come August 1. Dennis and Lynn Hall will mark nine years on July 31.*****Wayne Morse, who along with Chief Roberts, is on a diet again will celebrate his birthday on August 2. (Editor’s note: I bet those two old boys would like to recall those days 37 years ago.)*****Crystal Wingate has accompanied her daughter Julie Garcia, 14, to the National Cinderella Teen Beauty pageant in Dallas. Roy stayed behind to cook, baby sit and mind the house. *****Steve Worster, until now a confirmed bachelor, has fallen into the same trap the rest of us have. He announced he would wed Ann Broome on Aug. 27. She is a beautiful East Texas girl from Waskom. *****Judge Graham Bruce fulfilled Att. Charles Sexton’s wishes. Charles had wished for a full day of peace and quite in the county jail to settle his nerves. Well, when Charles acted up in court, Judge Bruce said, “Lock him up.”*****Ken and Judy Wyatt return from a vacation in California. *****Louise Green named city editor at Beaumont Enterprise. *****Jackie Kennedy Onassis turns 47 on July 28. *****Lynn Hall has a birthday coming up this week. *****Danny Brack had a skiing accident over the weekend. *****Bridge City Mayor P.M. Woods is in Houston undergoing medical test. *****Jackie Harmon buys up a tract containing several buildings between 5th Street and 10th Street. The sale involved the Orange Newsstand, attorney’s offices and so-forth. *****The Frank Fincham’s will soon open a delicatessen in downtown Orange. *****Margaret Morris, pretty daughter of Karen and Wayne Morris, was involved in an accident and required plastic surgery. She will need more surgery in three months. *****Mark Dunn covers the Jimmy Buffet and Steve Fromolz concerts for The Opportunity Valley news. Cal Stakes goes along to take photos.*****The property on highway 87, by Patillo Road, is being cleared for Bill Boren to build a warehouse for his drywall service.*****Charles “Pete” Lieby and Jennifer Pausson are wed.*****Bridge City youngsters receiving degrees this week from McNeese are Charles L. Miller, Mary Loid Foster, Patricia Faircloth and Jimmy Dan Roberts. BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK Ralph Rucker, Margie Stevens, Renee Newson, James Rucker, Judy Batchelor, Lee Harris, Madge Fontenot, Marie Burns, Marsha Brown, Glenda Dickey, Gerald Chandler, Misty Cappel, Mutt Eason, Ryan Kimbrough, Bobby Batchelor, Evelyn Toney, Allison LeLeux, Larry Wingate, Laura Berman, Lisa Simmons, Amber Helm, Blaze Montange, Marie Slaton, Bruce Perkins, Doug Richter, Helen Philen, Joseph Whitehead, Paula Richey, Amber Lingo, Ty Manual, Regina Cameron, Allison Donnell, Angela Rhodes, Chaelynn Wilson, Chris Abshire, Garret Birmingham, Cynthia Helm, Florence Pelham, Hannah O’Grady, Jeff Fruge, Lisa Faulk, Nancy Bourgeois, Rev Leo Anderson, Rollie Allen, Art Miller, Bonnie Sipes, Joe Majors, Laurie Davis, Lisa McCall, Paula Schenider, Ronda Hale, Troy Hillsten, Chris Lopez, Conner Godwin, Daniel Faircloth and David K Boileau. A FEW HAPPENINGS Our friends Peggy and Richard have opened their second location of their popular restaurant “Peggy’s on the Bayou.” The new location is at 18017 Hwy. 62 South, near Hwy. 105, next to the large “Buckshot” Winfree home. For now their hours will be 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. but will be open for breakfast soon, with earlier hours. A grand opening is being planned for later in August. Peggy invites you to come out. She will be there to greet you. Same great food.*****Let me apologize to a lot of folks including loyal readers David and Susan Cooper for not running the crossword puzzle the last two weeks. David, a nice guy, is the local customer service technician with AT&T.*****Thanks to our buddy Jesse Domingue, who while traveling through Cajun Country, thought about us and brought back a loaf of thick, crusty, French bread. We missed him when he dropped it off and have been wondering what he’s been up to since retirement.*****Last week, Donna Scales was helping daughter Jackie move. Husband Jimmy got out of it because the dog got sick and he volunteered to take it to the vet.*****David Self Tractor, in Buna, has really been moving  tractors to Orange County folks. Last Saturday we ran into one of our Mauriceville readers, James Cagle Jr., who was purchasing a great big tractor from George. He’s Constable David Cagle’s cousin. George, David Self Tractor manager, says his mom, at age 83, is still the Shelby County judge’s secretary. He says after all the years the courthouse can’t open without her. That’s a great story.*****No one ever gives a thought to the work a constable does. Believe me, it’s plenty. There is very little down time. One day last week, Constable Mark Philpott thought he was all caught up when in three hours 21 papers to serve came in. He served 19 before going home. If you miss a day, the backlog stacks up. Also, constables serve their court duties and have many evictions in a month. Like Philpott, they also escort funerals. It ain’t no free loaders job.*****Lyndi, the manager at Bridge City Exxon Mobile on Texas Ave. and quite a cupcake herself, makes those great cupcakes with special filling. What a talent. Lyndi has that special whatever. She often has guys stuttering or tongue tied. I like the big cupcakes she makes on Friday.*****Our friends, Sue Simar, got one eye fixed last week and will get the other fixed later. With one good eye, she can see that Tommy is not as handsome as she thought.*****A few folks we know celebrating birthdays this coming week. On Wednesday, July 24, our sweetheart and Harry’s nurse, Margie Stephens celebrates. Margie is grounded after Harry had knee surgery last week. He came home Friday and is doing well but the therapy is tough. Rehab is not for sissies. ***Also celebrating on July 24 are the Rucker boys, Ralph and James, Renee Newson, Lee Harris and Madge Fontenot. ***On July 25, Glenda Dickey, sister of author Sylvia Dickey Smith, is a year older. Also Gerald Chandler, Penny’s friend, Ryan Kimbrough and the Farmer’s Insurance agent Larry Wingate ages another year. ***On July 27, the Beltone man and amateur photographer Ty Manuel, son of the late Dick Manuel, celebrates on this day. Also on this day Lisa Simmons, Bruce Per-

kins and Marie Slaton also celebrate. ***On July 28, it’s Blaze Montagne’s 14th birthday. Hard to believe. The first grandchild of the Johnny Montagne’s son of Heather, it seems to me that he started school just a couple of years ago. In just a few years however, he’s experienced a lot of life hanging out with his grandfather Johnny.***Also celebrating this day are Allison Donnell and Chaelynn Wilson.***On July 29, school teacher Lisa Faulk celebrates, also our friend of near 60 years, Dr. Joe Majors, reaches another milestone. The doctor and Mary moved to College Station a few years ago. Joe was a pioneer Bridge City dentist and Rotary Club charter member. My guess is Joe is 80, maybe plus. On this day also the late Rev. Leo Anderson would have marked another birthday. “Rev” died way too young.***On July 30, celebrating are Ronda Hale, Conner Godwin, Daniel Faircloth and Lisa McCall. Happy birthday to all and best wishes. Please see complete birthday list.*****Orange County native, coach Bum Phillips, is due to go home to Goliad from a Victoria health facility this week. He’s been laid up this past month.*****Henry Bailey, son of Rob and Sue Bailey, has written a book titled, “The Secret of Indian Island.” The book was edited by our own Nicole Gibbs and Penny Leleux will be doing the review. I’ve just started the book.*****Tina Turner, age 73, celebrated her marriage Saturday to 57-year-old German music executive Erwin Bach at her Swiss lakeside estate, near Zurich. Among the 120 guests were David Bowie and Oprah Winfrey.*****Atlanta Falcon kicker Matt Bryant, Bridge City native, was in town last week. Matt has been selected as one of the Falcons team captains.*****Helen Thomas, 93, the first woman to serve in the White House Press Corp, died last week. The journalist had covered ten presidents. She backed down from none of them. We may never see her likes again. *****Let me remind you of a great place to get a good sandwich. My favorite is chipped beef, on a sour dough bun, at Muddy Waters Marina, on DuPont Drive, next to Sneed Shipyard. Ike and Linda serve good food, breakfast and lunch. Eat there or order out. Bring four of those chipped beef back to the office, the employees will love you.*****Among several bills Houston area congressman Steve Stockman voted against last week were assurances that students with Autism and other disabilities will receive a normal education and a background check to prevent the hiring of individuals convicted of sex crimes in schools. I don’t believe he has ever voted for a bill that will become law.*****George P. Bush seeks to follow grandfather George H. Bush, uncle George W. Bush and father Jeb Bush into politics. Bush, 37, is part Latino and is running for Texas Land Commissioner. He is a unique blend of Republican royalty and Hispanic heritage. His mother Columba is from Mexico. That will help in a state that inevitable demographic see it sliding towards a Democratic leaning state. I say probably in two election cycles. *****A Sunday report says justified homicides have gone up since “Stand Your Ground” laws. If Trayvon Martin would have been of age to carry a gun, he could have shot George Zimmerman because he felt threatened by Zimmerman following him. Give credit to President Obama in personally talking to the nation last week and probably preventing a lot of violence. Peaceful demonstrations were held in 100 cities. History will record that personal appeal with no tele-prompters or written speeches. By the way, Charles Barkley has made more sense then anyone else I’ve heard about the Zimmerman case.*****Mark your calendar for the big Super Bingo, Friday, Aug. 2, at Cotton’s Corner Bingo, in Vinton. CAJUN STORY OF THE WEEK Pastor Gaspard was presenting a children’s sermon him. During the sermon he axe da chillun if dey knew wat da resurrection was about. Axeing questions during a sermon is sometime crucial but at da same time, axeing chillums questions in front of a congregation can be very dangerous. Brother Gaspard axe da young’uns if dey knew da meaning of da resurrection, dem? “Tee-Not” Dartez raised his hand and Pastor Gaspard called on him. “Tee-Not” said, “I know me dat if you got a resurrection dat last more dan four hours, you suppose to call da doctor.” (Editor’s note: It took over ten minutes for the congregation to settle down from their laughter and for worship service to continue. From the mouth of babes often comes surprises.) C’EST TOUT Well, I’ve come to the end of another column and will tie up loose ends. Big news out of Orangefield is that coach and athletic director Josh Smalley has landed a big fish to coach his girl’s basketball team. Former University of Texas PanAmerican coach, Dennis “Denny” Downing, a successful coach and native of Enid, Okla., will take over the Lady Bobcats program. A small time boy, Coach “Denny” found just the place to his liking. He won’t find better fans either.*****I’m sure during my long life I’ve witnessed this before but I don’t recall. It’s someone dying on the same day of their birth. John W. Lee, 38, who was recently murdered by his stepson, was born on July 19, 1975 and died July 19, 2013. Some years down the line people will look at his marker and think it was a printing error.*****Happy 53rd anniversary to Lynda and T.D. Permenter and also congrats to little brother Bobby and Barbara Permenter on 51 years.*****As I rushed to close out this column our friend John Smith, the attorney, stopped by dressed in his workout clothes. I just shut down. I enjoy visiting with Jack that much. He always has a couple of good stories, plus the Orange native knows a lot of history. I learned that Barbara Mulhollan was his childhood next door neighbor and that he and attorney Sharon Bearden grew up like brothers and are still that close.*****Anthony Weiner, candidate for New York Mayor, sticks it out again after resignation from congress. He admits guilt but won‘t quit the race. Will New Yorkers elect him? Time will tell.*****The Wednesday Lunch Bunch will meet Wednesday at Novrozsky’s and back to Robert’s next. It’s a great opportunity to visit with down-to-earth folks and also have a great lunch. Everyone is welcome.*****Thanks for your time. Please read us cover to cover, support our family of advertisers and tell them we sent you. Take care and God bless.


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OC native author soaks up energy in Hot Springs

Penny LeLeux For The Record

You can feel it in the air, in the water, anywhere in Arkansas, but especially in Hot Springs. Sylvia Dickey Smith and her husband Bill were drawn to the energy of Hot Springs and recently moved there, selling their home in Georgetown, Texas. Smith is the author of the popular Sidra Smart Mystery Series that is based in Orange. She also penned the equally well received historical novel, “A War of Her Own.” It is set in the World War II era of the booming shipbuilding industry which burst the seams of the city of Orange with a population of over 70,000 almost overnight. Smith connected with Orange native Fletcher Cockrell

on Facebook. . He was a year ahead of Sylvia’s sister, Glenda Dickey, at Stark High. Many may remember he had a hair salon called “Fletcher’s” in Orange for many years. When he moved to Hot Springs Village over 20 years ago, He reopened “Fletcher’s” in the village. He has since retired. When Smith indicated she was possibly looking to relocate somewhere to be more centrally located to her children and grandchildren, Cockrell told her to come up to Hot Springs Village where he now lives with his wife Linda. “You’ll love it,” he said. “When we got to Hot Springs, you could feel all the positive energy,” said Smith. “We looked at each other and said this is it.”

Cockrell showed them around the town. Smith had lunch with her high school home economics teacher, Jean Marshall, who just happens to be Linda Cockrell’s mother and lived just down the road in Hot Springs Village. They found a house they loved and went home to Georgetown to sell their condo. It only took six months which was pretty good for a condo in an age restricted community. The Smiths wondered if Arkansas was going to feel the same way when they came back. As they neared the area, those positive energies engulfed them once again. When they came returned, the house they fell in love with had been sold. They didn’t find another one they liked in Hot Springs Village, which hap-

pens to be the largest gated community in the United States. They looked for another home to purchase outside the village. “We looked at this one, but felt it was too dark and didn’t care for the green,” said Smith. But the house started pulling her. “I told Bill, I think we need to go back and look at it again.” Bill agreed. When she walked in the second time and looked at the kitchen, she said “This is it.” They have been in their new home located in Hot Springs National Park six weeks. Arkansas is the world capital for quartz crystal mining. Hot Springs also has natural hot mineral springs that were thought to have healing properties. The combination of the two, quartz crystals and natural mineral springs gives the area an energetic feel that is foreign to most other places on the planet. Bath houses are a large part of Hot Springs history, as people would come from all over the world to bathe in the naturally hot springs. There are also fountains in several areas


Bill and Sylvia Dickey Smith are enjoying their new home in Hot Springs, Ark. The couple moved to the area from Georgetown six weeks ago. RECORD PHOTO: Penny LeLeux.

of the city where you can fill jugs with the special water at no charge. The Smiths went digging for crystals for the first time this week and thoroughly enjoyed it. “The first cool spell, I’m going back,” said Smith. She plans to bring her grandchildren when they come to visit. Hot Springs also has a rich history of gambling and

gangsters which adds to the intrigue. Native Americans called it the “Valley of the Vapors” and declared it a place of peace. Warring tribes would not fight here. No doubt the uniqueness and energy of Hot Springs will add its own flavor to Smith’s writing. Smith says this will be their last move. They are home.

Crystal Mining is unique fun for the whole family Penny LeLeux For The Record Quartz crystals can be found in everything from watches to radios as the mineral can be used to store information, conduct electricity and makes a great transmitter. In the metaphysical world they are used for healing, transformation and a myriad of purposes. Crystals of all sizes valued from pennies to thousands of dollars, depending on the size, properties and quality of individual pieces can be found everywhere in Arkansas, the crystal capitol of the world. A fun and inexpensive activity for families on vacation is to dig for your own crystals. There are mines throughout Arkansas. A recommended



Beverly LeBlanc of Orangefield cleans crystals she found in Arkansas at the Coleman’s Miller Mountain Mine near Hot Springs. RECORD PHOTO: Penny LeLeux

mine just north of Hot Springs is Coleman’s Miller Mountain Mine owned by Jimmy Coleman. You can dig all day for $10 a person. Children under 10 are free with a paying adult. A local authority recommends this mine, rather than Jimmy’s brother, Ron Coleman’s location for the quality of dirt and frequency it is replenished. They guarantee you will find crystals and you keep all you find. The mine is open seven days a week year around from sunrise to sunset, rain or shine. In fact, they say the best time to dig is after a recent rain because it exposes more crystals. Be prepared with gloves, digging tools and sensible shoes as the terrain is rocky. Don’t forget to bring a container or bag to put your finds in. It gets really hot in the summer,

so be prepared with water and maybe a hat. If you forget, they do have small garden tools, bags and water for sale at the location. They have restrooms and camping on site. Primitive spaces for tents are $4. Spaces with electricity and water are $10. There are shower rooms on site for $2 per shower. The folks at the mine are very helpful showing you what to look for and telling you how to clean the crystals. For more information or to reserve camping space call 501-984-5752. To reach the mine from Hot Springs take Highway 7 North through Hot Springs Village. Turn on Hwy 298 by Mandy’s. Go nine miles west on Hwy 298 from the intersection, turn left and follow the signs.

Texas’ unemployment rate remains unchanged Staff Report For The Record

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According to the Texas Workforce Commission’s latest employment report, Texas continues to be a national leader in job growth. Texas’ unemployment rate for June 2013 remains unchanged at 6.5 percent — still well below the nation’s June unemployment rate of 7.6 percent. “While Texas’ unemployment rate remains unchanged in June, the Lone Star State continues to beat the nation’s unemployment rate for 78 consecutive months, showing once again that The Texas Model of low taxes and spending, a predictable, low level of regulation, and a sound civil justice system works,” said Talmadge Heflin, Director of

the Center for Fiscal Policy. “However, much work still remains to safeguard the prosperity that Texas has achieved in the past few years. Now more than ever it is important to reflect upon — and preserve and extend — the policies that have allowed Texans to prosper.” The Honorable Talmadge Heflin is Director of the Center for Fiscal Policy at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. Heflin served 11 terms in the Texas House of Representatives and chaired the House Appropriations Committee in 2003, leading the Texas Legislature’s successful efforts to close a $10 billion budget deficit without a tax increase. The Texas Public Policy Foundation is a non-profit free-market research institute based in Austin.

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Community Bulletin Board Farmers Market open Wednesday, Saturday Orange County Farmers’ Market is held 3-6 p.m., Wednesdays and 7-10 a.m., Saturdays throughout the growing season in the Big Lots parking lot on MacArthur Drive. Produce and items expected to be available this week include: Watermelon, cantaloupe, tomatoes, peas, okra, eggplant, spaghetti squash, onions, cucumbers, peppers, yellow squash, zucchini, figs, fresh eggs, homemade baked goods, boudain, jerky, sausage (jalapeno, green onion, smoked and Italian), yard plants, house plants, and more. Items will vary based on vendor participation. For more information, contact any of the market coordinators: Jim Frasier- 409-656-3739; Billy Peveto- 409-289-5289; Jean Fregia- 409-670-6121. The Orange County Farmers’ Market is sponsored by Texas AgriLIFE.

WOC offers free summer breakfast, lunch programs West Orange – Cove CISD is sponsoring a Summer Feeding Program through Aug. 9. The program is free to the public regardless of economic status. Participants must be between the ages of one and 18 years of age. Breakfast and lunch will be available at two campus sites: • West Orange – Stark Elementary, located at 2605 Martin Luther King Drive in Orange, Monday through Thursday. • West Orange – Stark High School, located at 1400 Newton Street in Orange, Monday through Thursday. Breakfast will be served from 8 to 9:30 a.m. and lunch will be served 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

VFW, Ladies Auxiliary to honor Korean War Vets Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2775 and The Ladies Auxiliary invite the public to attend a new slide show in Recognition of Korean War Veterans. The program will start at 6 p.m. Friday, July 26 at the VFW Hall on Highway 87 North (5303 North 16th Street).  For further info, contact Chairman John Clark at 883-0264 or Post Commander Jim Seales at at 409-338-1853.

OC Disabled American Veterans to meet Orange County received a charter for a new Disabled American Veterans Chapter in Vidor. A meet-eat-and-greet will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, July 29 for husbands and wives at the First Pentecostal Church, located at 185 Camp Street next to the Vidor Sub Court House. Gary Warren was elected president and other officers will be present to start this new chapter. This will help provide a voice for Disable American Veterans from all branches and all periods of war. This will also provide veterans with a list of their entitlements and benefits.

Shangri La to host Wild Wednesdays through Aug. 7 The Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center, located at 2111 W. Park Ave. in Orange, will host the Wild Wednesday program through Aug. 7. “Food Factories and ‘Plant Managers’” will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 31. Leaves are food factories. They come in all shapes and size to make food for the plants. Explorers of all ages are invited to make a leaf collection and sicker the role of leaves as “plant managers.” “Orchid Ice Cream” will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7. Spend a morning learning about the vanilla orchid. Participants will gain knowledge about the vanilla bean as a flower seed pot. Ice cream lovers of all ages will enjoy this program and have an opportunity to make ice cream. For more details, please call 409-670-9113 or visit An RSVP is required as space is limited. To reserve a seat, call 409-670-9799.

American Legion to host lunch fundraiser The American Legion Post 49, located at 108 Green Ave in Orange, will hold a plate lunch fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1. Cost is $8 and the meal will consist of fried fish, potato salad, cole slaw, green beans, bread and dessert. Walk-ins are welcome and delivery is available. Call 409-8861241 after noon Wednesday, July 21 and before 9 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 1 for orders and deliveries.

Free school supplies to be distributed Aug. 17 The Orange County Christian community has teamed up to distribute school supplies on a first come, first serve basis at the from 10 a.m. To 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17 at the Orange Lions City Park. In case of rain the WOS Middle School will host the event. In addition to the free school supplies, students and their families will be treated to free food, entertainment, haircuts, socks, underwear, free or low cost vaccinations, and more. Local businesses or organizations that would like to help support the children of Orange County can write a check to OCS (Orange Christian Services) with a note in the memo line for “Back to School Orange”.

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BCHS Class of 1963, 1964 to host reunion The Bridge City classes of 1963 and 1964 would like to recognize its military veterans at our 49th and 50th class reunion to be held September 21 and 22. We would like a picture and brief description of your military service. If you are a veteran and do not plan attend, please forward your information and picture so that others may know of your contribution. Please contact or Vincent Hannegan at 409-735-2033 or 972-841-1678

Eagles events for July The Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 2523, located at 803 N. 28th Street in Orange, will host a pool tournament each Friday beginning at 8 p.m. The two tables are open Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday nights. Popcorn will be served and a drink special will be offered until 11 p.m. The community is invited to come meet the members of Aerie 2523 and join in the fun. For more information leave a message for Shon Branham after 4 p.m. at 886-7381.

Orange VFW to host annual barbecue/membership drive Orange Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2775 and The Ladies Auxiliary will once again host their Annual BBQ/Membership Drive on Thursday, July 4 for members and their guests. This is a perfect time for members to pay their 2013-2014 dues or purchase a Life Membership.  Veterans who served overseas are asked to bring their DD214 or other proof of eligibility’ under the guidelines set by Washington,and  join  the VFW.  A strong membership is so important in continued struggles to preserve our Veterans benefits and fulfill promises made at the time of his or her enlistment. Immediate female relative or male relative of a VFW ELIGIBLE veteran are invited to join the Ladies Auxiliary or newly formed Men’s Auxiliary.  Proof of the eligible veterans service is required.

Bridge City Volleyball Camp set The 2013 Bridge City Volleyball Camp for incoming seventh and eighth graders is from 9 a.m. to noon August 19-21. For applications, please contact the Bridge City High School at 409-735-1600, ask for Coach Becca Peveto.

LCHS reunion for classes of 1953-1970 set The Little Cypress High School Graduating Classes of 1953 to 1970 have scheduled a reunion for Oct. 5. Reunion events will include an LC Alumni Reception, dinner and dance at the VFW Post 2775 Hall Ballroom at 5303 16th St. (Highway 87) in Orange. The LC Friends’ Reception, with snacks, appetizers and drinks provided, will be from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Dinner is at 6 p.m. with Music and Dancing from 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. A fee of $35 per person includes appetizers, drinks, dinner and dance, although all teachers, administrators and coaches attend free. Checks for $35 per person should be made payable to and mailed to Kenneth Lewis, 595 Orleans St., Ste. 500, Beaumont, Texas 77701. Organizers are searching for alumni from the classes of 1963 to 1970. For details on the event, go to For additional information, contact Dr. Carol Fetters at 409-8991819.

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Dec. 31, 2013 to remain continuous. Dues may be sent to Membership Chairman Jeanette Clark at 3705 Martin St; Orange, TX 77630 or to Treasurer Patricia Kemp at 4700 London Circle; Orange, TX 77632. For further information contact Patricia at 886-2796 or Jeanette at 883-0264.  If you need help with your dues, please contact one of the above in the strictest of confidence. We have a fund to take care of this.  The auxiliary membership is key to supporting our Veterans and their benefits. The Post and Auxiliary meet monthly at 7 p.m. on the first and third Mondays at the VFW Hall on Highway 87 North.  Attendance at these meetings will give members an insight of all the programs and work we do on behalf our veterans who have given so much for our freedom.

OF Athletic Department creating Wall of Honor The Orangefield Athletic Department is developing a “Wall of Honor” for those athletes who have either been named All-State or have gone on to play at the next level. Much of the Orangefield Bobcat memorabilia was lost in a fire in the early 1990’s. An effort is being made to rebuild the collection. The athletic department is requesting an 8x10 photo and the year of recognition. Donations to the “Wall of Honor” may be dropped off at the field house between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. The boy athlete photos will be hung in the field house and the girls pictures will be hung in the new gym. The Orangefield Athletic Department is asking for the community’s help to rebuild this “Wall of Honor” that will celebrate the accomplishments of their athletes, past and present. For any questions, please call the field house at 735-4504 or email

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

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

OC Master Gardeners monthly meeting The monthly meeting of the Orange County Master Gardeners is held at 6 p.m. the second Thursday of the month at the Salvation Army building on the corner of MLK and Strickland in Orange. A potluck supper and the business meeting will be held first or program will start at 6:30PM. They will have a program on hydroponics in July. Door prizes will be drawn at the end of each meeting. The public is invited to attend each meeting. Please visit their website for more information or to contact us.

Ladies Aux, VFW membership dues now due The Ladies Auxiliary to Orange Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2775 had a successful run on membership during the July 4 BBQ/Membership Drive, which allowed the auxiliary to reach its first State Membership Quota. There are still 66 members who have not paid their dues and still a number of members from last year. Dues are $18 for continuous or reinstates to remain a member. All dues must be in by


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Deaths and Memorials Walda Ann Bland Crites, 85, of Orange passed away Friday, July 12, 2013 at The Meadows. She was born Aug. 20, 1927 in Orange and later moved to the Houston area before settling in Spring. She was the property manager for several different banks and was never bashful when it came to working. Mrs. Crites enjoyed deer hunting and cooking, but she mostly enjoyed working in her yard.

clude Kayla Hickey, Dawn Simonton, Tina Hickey, Sheree Aven, Robert Brignac, Micah Brignac, Chad Theunissen, and Kay Savant. She also has 8 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to First Baptist Church of West Orange at 608 Dayton Street, Orange, Texas, 77630; Good Shepherd Lutheran Church at 945 Roundbunch, Bridge City, Texas 77611; or a charity of choice. Cremation was under the direction of Claybar Funeral Home.

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Patsy Ruth Evans Flanagan, 75, of Orange passed away Sunday, July 14, 2013 at her home. She was born Jan. 30, 1938 in Henderson to Van Dale and Ella Mae (Jeans) Evans. She graduated Stark High School in 1956 and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Mrs. Flanagan was also a member at the VFW for 30 years and was a ToPs member. Mrs. Flanagan is preceded in death by her husband, Harry Flanagan. She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Doris and Ken Twombly of Olympia, Wash. and Debbie and Samuel “Bubba” Sanchez of Mauriceville; and son, Harry Flanagan Jr. of Orange; eight grandchildren, Lindsey, Korey, Sabrina, Sammy, Alayce Nichole, Elizabeth Hope, Jacob Andrew and Joshua Arizona; two great grandchildren, Jack and Mattie with two on the way; and brother, Billie Ray Evans.

Marian Gaye Netterville, 63, of Vidor, died Thursday, July 18, 2013 at Baptist Hospital of South East Texas in Beaumont. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday July 28, 2013 at 1010 Main St. in Vidor. Born on March 29, 1950, she was a native and lifelong resident of Vidor. Gaye was a graduate from Baptist Radiology School in Beaumont. Gaye was a member of Pecan Acres Baptist Church in Vidor and was a member of the order of Eastern Star chapter #914. Gaye was preceded in death by her husband Calvin Ray Netterville, sons Calvin Gaye Netterville and father Joel Marion McNeil. She is survived by her son Corbett Ray Netterville and his wife Kimberly of Orangefield; daughter Beanita Brooke of Galveston; grandchildren JC Netterville and Emily Renay Netterville; mother Juanita D. Lawton of Vidor; and numerous uncles, aunts, and cousins. Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home.

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Katherine Myers Colhour Orange On Thursday, July 18, 2013, Katherine Myers Colhour went to her heavenly home. She was the daughter of Hugh and Ruby Myers and was born on Dec. 3, 1925, in Orange. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at First Baptist Church of West Orange, located at 608 Dayton Street in Orange. She was preceded in death by her three sisters Ruby Lee Pierce, Lillie Mae Petry, and Mary Belle Haire; and grandsons Shane Hickey and Riley Hickey. She is survived by her three daughters and their spouses, Ruby Hickey and husband Mike, Kathy Aven and husband Bill, and Karen Theunissen and husband Peter. Surviving grandchildren in-


Ange Merritt Hebert Bridge City A n g e Merritt Hebert, 80, p a s s e d away on S a t u r d a y, July 20, 2013, at Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, surrounded by her devoted family. A funeral service was held Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at Wesley United Methodist Church, 3810 North Major Drive, Beaumont, with interment that followed at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Orange. Ange was born to Willia Mae Morgan Merritt and Howard E. Merritt.

Surviving her are her loving husband of 61 years, A.T. “Tommy” Hebert; daughters, Sherry Tisdale and her husband, Bobby, of Bridge City and Resa Hebert of Beaumont; granddaughters, Carey West and her husband Robert and Rachel Gault and her husband Stephen, all of Bridge City; and Jennifer Cade and her husband, Del, of Vidor; and great-grandchildren, Josey and Lane Cade, both of Vidor; and Madison Gault and Cullen West, both of Bridge City. Further numbered among her closest friends are countless dear friends and associates of her active personal and professional careers. Ange was in all respects a people person well suited for her professions as Secretary of the Bridge City Chamber of Commerce and City Secretary for the City of Bridge City. Her exceptional abilities were also channeled into numerous volunteer positions in her churches, St. Paul United Methodist Church in Bridge City and Wesley United Methodist Church in Beaumont, as well as countless efforts of love for her many friends. Positions held in the churches that she and Tommy attended included memberships on several church committees and as President of her adored Fidelis Sunday School Class. Her perpetual smile, her willingness to serve, her multiple talents, and above all her loving nature have endeared her to all who had the good fortune to know her. As a student at Lamar State College (now Lamar University), she was secretary to the School of Business and a member of Lamar’s first four-year class in 1950. Following her marriage to Tommy in 1952, she worked at North Texas State College (now University of North Texas) during Tommy’s post-graduate studies. Returning to Southeast Texas in 1953, she gave birth to her daughter, Sherry, and in 1955, to daughter, Resa. During her children’s elementary and secondary schools she was a stayat-home mom. Her office during tenure with the Bridge City Chamber of Commerce was a room in her home. Ange was the second City Secretary for the City of Bridge City serving from 1974-1987. She and Tommy moved to Beaumont in 1981. None of her activities exceeded her pleasure more than her time together with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Second in importance and enjoyment was her love for arranging and placing roses in her church and their delivery to shut-ins or other occasions. She could always be counted on to supply roses for special occasions as long as God and her garden gave her roses. Memorial contributions may be made to Wesley United Meth-

odist Church, 3810 North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas 77713.

David Berkheimer Formerly of Orange D a v i d Be r k he ime r, 76 and one of God’s faithful servants, passed away on Wednesday, July 17, 2013. As a celebration of life was held Saturday, July 20, in Jasper. David Berkheimer came into this world on Oct. 17, 1936. He met the Lord at a young age and dedicated his life to serving others. He married a fellow servant of God, Melba Renehan and together they raise two daughters, Lisa and Melodi. He pastored four churches; Mission, Pt. Comfort, First Assembly of God in Rosenberg, and the Community Church in Orange. He spent two years as a missionary to Portugal starting a Bible College from 1972 to 1974. He was an example of a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather; a man of integrity and virtue. His wife Melba died in 2004. He married Valda Simon in 2005. After retiring he sold his home and cashed in his retirement and gave it all to God to begin a Bible School. He was passionate about his coffee. He always talked about setting up a tent and offering free cappuccinos and God talk. In honor of our dad the most fitting sendoff is to spend the afternoon fulfilling his dream. Please have a coffee in his honor and spend some time sharing about the Lord. Thousands of lives were changed because of this man-our dad-David Berkheimer. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Supernatural School of Ministries in Jasper, an account has been set up at Community Bank in Jasper; or Camp His Way, an account has been set up at Huntington State Bank in Zavalla.

Nova Dolores Hall Orange Nova Dolores Hall, (also known as Mimi and Toopie to many), lifelong resident of Orange, Texas, passed away Tu e s d ay, July 16, 2013, at her home. This date was also the 62nd anniversary to her beloved husband, AR Hall. Funeral services were held Saturday, July 20, at First United Pentecostal Church in Orange with Pastor Gary P. Wheeler officiating. Interment followed at

Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery. Nova was born in Fields, La. on Oct. 9, 1932, to Glenn and Elsie (Carter) Smith. She worked as a bookkeeper for 25 years for the Department of Agriculture and eventually retired from The Horseman’s Store in Orange. She was an avid reader who also enjoyed the daily crossword puzzle and ”Jumble” each morning in her paper; she loved playing word games daily on Pogo. She also loved to garden, bird watch, emailing and Facebooking with her friends. She was incredibly tech savvy. She was a devout member of her church and especially enjoyed her prayer group and Sunday service with Brother Wheeler. She had an extraordinary relationship with the Lord. Countless people far and wide called upon Mimi for prayer because there was just something about her prayers that made you know they were being heard - almost as if she had a direct line to God. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, A.R. Hall; brother, Ronnie; and sister, Willa Glyn Alleman. Those left to cherish her memory is her daughter Sheri Scalise and husband Frank; her beloved grandchildren, Tony and Lauren Scalise, all from Houston; brother, Rayford Clark of Florida; and nephew Glenn Jeter and wife, Vickie. Larry Hammett, Larry Mayfield, Glenn Jeter, Zach Jeter, Michael Sutton and Wes Watkins served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Gregory Willis and Ben Collins. The family would like to send a special thank you to Mollie Willis and Jimmie Hunt, the entire First Church family and especially the YAH (Young at Heart) prayer group. Nova would also like to honor the Southeast Texas Hospice Staff for their care during the last days of her life. She was a loving mother, grandmother and friend and will be missed dearly by everyone who knew her.

Joshua David Goss Vidor Josh D. Goss, 27, of Vidor died Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at his residence. Funeral services were held Friday, July 19, at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor, with cremation to follow. Born on March 10, 1986 and a native of Nederland, he was a longtime resident of Orangefield. Josh was a 2004 graduate of Orangefield High School and has a associates of Liberal Arts and a certificate for Process Technician from Lamar State CollegeOrange. He was attending Lamar University in Beaumont. Josh was an avid Texas A&M Football fan and loved sports in general. Josh is survived by his wife Kirstie Goss of Vidor; daughter Kadence Goss of Vidor; mother

Janis Goss of Orangefield; and sister Meghan Richey of Orangefield.

Ricky Gene Goats Formerly of Bridge City R i c k y Gene Goats, 58, went to be with the Lord Friday, July 5, 2013. A memorial service was held Saturday July 20, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. “Uncle Rick” was born Nov. 21, 1954 in Pasadena, Texas. He attended and graduated from Bridge City High School, being part of the class of 1975. He also attended Lamar University. Ricky was a long time resident of Lake Jackson, where he owned a successful painting business. “Uncle Rick” was best known for his generosity and his everpositive spirit no matter what life dealt him at the time. He was loved by family and friends alike, and will be missed down here no matter how much the Lord needed him up there. Ricky was preceded in death by his father, A.C. (Al) Goats. He is survived by his mother, Shirley Goats; brother Ross Goats; sisters Sondra Mora and Shana Maceda; as well as seven nieces, nephew, and great nephew. Ricky is also survived by his former wife, Sandie Goats. In lieu of flowers family requests donations be made to American or British Diabetes Association in Ricky’s memory.

Ray Winston Stewart Mauriceville Ray Winston Stewart, 72, of Mauriceville, formerly of Lawrenceville, Ga., passed away, Tuesday, July 2, 2013. A memorial service was held Saturday, July 13, at Gwinnett Hall Baptist Church in Lawrenceville, Ga. Born on Sept. 7, 1940, Ray worked for Ramco Trucking in Vidor for nine years and was a member of Eastgate Pentecostal Church in Vidor. Ray was preceded in death by his parents Cammie and Gladys Stewart and brother Jackie. He is survived by his wife Wilda Stewart of Mauriceville; daughters Kayla Stewart and Vanessa Stewart both of Lawrenceville, Ga.; sisters Jeanette Sorrells of Loganville, Ga., Annette McCurrie, Ann Frady and Linda Evans all of Lawrenceville, Ga., brother Curtis Stewart, Auburn; grandchildren: Ethan and Kaylynn Rivers. Please send online condolences at

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How to protect your family’s skin from summer’s scrapes, bites and burns

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(StatePoint) Afternoons at the pool, family barbecues, outdoor sports and picnics all mean summertime has arrived. With the change in temperature comes additional exposure to the elements and the attendant skin scrapes, bites and burns. Pharmacy shelves are lined with products to treat these common summer ailments. But with more Americans concerned about using harsh chemicals on their bodies, families are frequently turning to natural alternatives that are just as effective. To help your family “go natural” in your skin remedies, follow these tips throughout your fun-filled summer. Bugs Rather than spraying your yard with products that contain potentially harmful chemicals like DEET and PABA, consider citronella candles. The fragrance should not

only keep bugs at bay, but the soft glow sets a pleasant mood for your al fresco meals and parties. Of course, you can also prevent being bugged all together by avoiding the outdoors during dusk, when mosquitos come out in full force. But when the outdoors calls, try applying a natural insect repellent. For example, JĀSÖN brand Quit Bugging Me! Insect Repellent Spray, is comprised of the active ingredients soybean oil and germanium oil, and is safe to apply on children (with adult supervision). If you do get bitten, don’t scratch. That can promote infection. Instead, apply a cold compress to the bite. It’s a tried and true inexpensive path to itch relief. Sunburn If your yard lacks shade, improve your eco-footprint and create shade by planting a tree or two. You may not be able

to reap the shady benefits this year, but you’ll thank yourself in the future. You may also consider building a gazebo or porch overhang for more immediate relief from the sun. Wear a hat and sunglasses outdoors and apply a sunscreen with broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection. Spend too long in the sun? Treat yourself to nature’s burn relief, Aloe Vera. Look for a gel that is free of parabens and artificial colors and phthalates. For example, JĀSÖN brand Soothing Aloe Vera Gel soothes dry, irritated, sun damaged or newly shaven skin, while a boost of nourishing Allantoin and Vitamin B5 helps to replenish and recondition. Scrapes Bike rides, baseball, basketball and trips to the playground all present an opportunity for slips and falls. On such adventures, be sure to carry a small first aid kit so you can clean and cover minor injuries right away. A natural anti-bacterial alternative, JĀSÖN brand Pure Tea Tree Oil, delivers skin relief and is available at natural food stores such as Whole Foods Market. Pack cotton swabs and bandages in a variety of shapes and sizes to be best prepared. More information about protecting your skin naturally can be found at This summer, take a cue from nature to ward off seasonal skin woes.

Dreyer Family Scholarship established at LU The Lamar University Foundation has established a new endowed scholarship for undergraduate and graduate students majoring in mechanical engineering. The Dreyer Family Scholarship was funded through a partnership between the Dreyer Family and ExxonMobil as part of ExxonMobil’s 3 to 1 Matching Gifts Program. This program was established to encourage ExxonMobil employees and retirees to donate to the community and to higher education. “The Dreyer Family Scholarship will help the mechanical engineering department to attract more high-quality students, to reward students for their excellent performances, to motivate students to achieve their career goals and to relieve some of students’ financial burdens,” said Hsing-wei Chu, chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. It is both the excellence of Lamar’s College of Engineering and the Dreyer family’s past experiences with both the field of engineering and Lamar University that motivated the Dreyer family to contribute to the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Freddy Ray Dreyer ‘72 and Julie Hawkins Dreyer ’73 met at Lamar as undergraduates in 1969 and fell instantly in love, marrying in 1971. The newlyweds worked on campus to support them-

Staff Report For The Record

Ladies Aux, VFW membership dues now due The Ladies Auxiliary to Orange Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2775 had a successful run on membership during the July 4 BBQ/Membership Drive, which allowed the auxiliary to reach its first State Membership Quota. There are still 66 members who have not paid their dues and still a number of members from last year. Dues are $18 for continuous or reinstates to remain a member. All dues must be in by Dec. 31, 2013 to remain continuous. Dues may be sent to Membership Chairman Jeanette Clark at 3705 Martin St; Orange, TX 77630 or to Treasurer Patricia Kemp at 4700 London Circle; Orange, TX 77632.

Janice Trammell Scholarship in Communication established Staff Report For The Record

The Lamar University Foundation has established a new endowed scholarship for undergraduate and graduate students majoring in communication. The Janice Trammell Scholarship in Communication was funded through donations from the LU Foundation Board of Trustees in honor of Trammell upon her retirement as executive director of the Foundation. “The communication department gets good students,” said O’Brien Stanley, chair of the Department of Communications. “Because this scholarship is available to all communication students, this will help encourage them to stay in school.” Raised in Midlothian, Texas, Trammell graduated from Midlothian High School in 1969 and later became the first member of her family to receive a college education. She received her Associate of Arts degree from El Centro Community College in Dallas, where she was employed. She received her Bachelor of Business Administration in 1985 and her Master of Science in speech in 1992, both from Lamar University. Trammell began working for Lamar in 1983 as a staff member for Continuing Education and as an adjunct faculty member for the Department of Communication. In 2001, Trammell became the executive director of the LU

Foundation, also serving as the director of development for the Division of University Advancement. In these positions, Trammell oversaw the daily management of the Foundation and was responsible for fundraising to establish scholarships and endowments to support Lamar University. The retirement gift from the board of trustees was all the more appropriate since her work included seeking gifts that would establish student scholarships.  She was also integral in the foundation’s restructuring process and with the Investing in the Future Campaign before her retirement in 2013. After more than 36 years of experience, Trammell’s passion for Lamar, for higher education and for assisting students with educational expenses can be reflected and preserved for years to come. “After many years of securing gifts to establish scholarships that would reduce a student’s cost of obtaining a higher education, I am honored to have my own named scholarship that will exist in perpetuity at Lamar University,” Trammell said.  “I am grateful to the board of trustees for their kindness and generosity with such a thoughtful and appropriate retirement gift.” The Department of Communication, part of the College of Fine Arts and Communication, is growing and is more diverse than ever before. The Department of Communication has recently added a four-year online degree program and is focusing more

selves while continuing their education. Mr. Dreyer graduated from Lamar with a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering. Almost immediately, he began work with Mobil Oil Refinery in Beaumont and, later, ExxonMobil for more than 33 years, retiring in 2006. Mrs. Dreyer graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English, a minor in history and a secondary certification in teaching. She later received an elementary certification in teaching from Lamar. Finally, she received a Master of Education in 2000. She worked as a teacher and, later, assistant principal for the Diocese of Beaumont for 30 years, retiring in 2007. The Dreyers have a son, who graduated from Lamar, and a daughter, who has taken summer courses at Lamar. The Department of Mechanical Engineering is part of the College of Engineering at Lamar University. Its educational objective is that its students continue to grow through problem-solving and learning and become successful engineers who contribute greatly to the Texas mechanical engineering workforce. The College of Engineering is accredited by the Accreditation Board of Engineering Technology. For more information about establishing an endowed scholarship, contact the Lamar University Foundation at (409) 880-2117.

heavily on incorporating webdesign into its fields of study. The communication department offers degree plans in the fields of advertising, broadcasting, corporate communications, film studies, and journalism. The department offers students first-hand experience in these fields through its many student organizations and through involvement with broadcasting on KVLU-FM, working for LUTV-Channel 7 and writing for the award-winning University Press. “Janice has always been such a kind and appreciative person and we are so grateful the scholarship was established for the communication department,” Stanley said. “This scholarship absolutely dovetails into everything we do,” For more information about establishing an endowed scholarship, contact the Lamar University Foundation at (409) 880-2117.

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More Americans optimistic about the future

by Lincoln Financial Group, 80 percent of Americans are optimistic about their future, and 78 percent are optimistic about their financial future. The study, which polled more than 2,300 Americans, finds that a majority of people, almost seven in 10, feel “in control” of their lives. They take proactive steps to re-charge their mental batteries by pursuing hobbies or spending time with family and friends. They are also more likely to focus on building financial security, such as putting away money for retirement.

(StatePoint) Certain things may be beyond your control -the weather, the stock market or whether your favorite team wins or loses its next game. However, new findings show that possessing an optimistic attitude makes you more likely to take charge of your life in key ways -- from healthy eating and visiting the doctor annually, to planning ahead and getting more accomplished at work. This could be good news for the country. According to the Measuring Optimism, Outlook and Direction (M.O.O.D.) of America study, conducted

Specifically, the majority of those polled view being debtfree, staying within a budget, paying credit card bills in full each month and putting money away for retirement as very important financial steps to take to gain control. “Financial preparedness is best when it is rooted in optimism that leads to action,” says Dennis R. Glass, president and CEO of Lincoln Financial Group. “No step taken is too small.” Experts say you should start preparing for the future by incorporating a proactive approach to financial endeavors.

Where can people turn to for help? The M.O.O.D. study finds that the advice of a financial professional tops the list as a preferred source of information. Thirty-eight percent of those polled say they use advisors or planners for financial advice, compared to other leading sources, like information obtained from online searches (35 percent), spouses or significant others (31 percent) or friends (24 percent). “There are more sources of information to choose from today than ever before,” says Will Fuller, president of Lincoln Financial Group Distribution. “Study results clearly show that a trusted advisor is the most desirable source of guidance, and that’s because the knowledge and expertise they bring to the table can help people achieve their goals.” For more information, including additional research results and access to free financial tips and calculators, visit www.LincolnFinancial. com. To hear more about the financial outlook of Americans, visit user/LincolnFinancialGrp. By being proactive and seeking sound help, you can gain control of your finances and your future.

Five ways baby boomers can stay active (StatePoint) While it’s difficult to encapsulate the moods of tens of millions of people born between 1946 and 1964, one thing has often been said about boomers -- they share a determination to stay forever young. Next to improving diet and shunning tobacco, nothing a person does increases life expectancy more than exercising, according to the National Institute on Aging. As such,

many boomers are busy with their quest for immortality on the bike paths and exercise mats of America. While exercise is great for body and mind, it doesn’t come without risk. And an injury can derail a routine quickly. Here are five ways boomers can ensure they’re staying safe and having fun with exercise: • Know your limitations: Don’t increase the intensity of

physical activity too quickly, especially if you have existing cardiovascular, joint or muscle problems that could be aggravated as a result. Work with a licensed trainer at first, who can assess your strength, flexibility, balance and endurance, and create a custom workout program accordingly. • Try something new: New activities can keep you motivated and help you avoid over-



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working particular joints and muscles. Consider something totally different, such as pickleball, a fast-paced court sport combining elements of tennis, badminton and table tennis. • Take control: Whether gardening, golfing or dancing, it’s inevitable that physical activity will create occasional muscle pain, stiffness, swelling and bruising. Pain can be immobilizing and depressing, so managing it is important. “Avoid medications that mask pain coming from strained or damaged tissues,” says Jyl Steinback, author of “Superfoods:  Cook Your Way to Health,” and executive director of “Instead, consider a homeopathic medicine, such as Arnicare Gel, that works naturally with the body to help it heal and won’t interfere with other medications you’re taking. I bring it with me whenever I exercise.” Unscented and non-greasy, the gel is quickly absorbed by the skin. More information about natural muscle pain treatment can be found at • Spice rack resources:  Turmeric, ginger and cayenne pepper all have anti-inflammatory properties, as well as many other health benefits. Stick to your good-for-you, energy-boosting diet by giving your bland foods a low-calorie kick with spices, roots and herbs. • Boost your metabolism: As we age, our metabolism slows


Constable Vehicles

I have been asked many times since I have been in office about a Constable’s vehicle. Many citizens think the vehicles we drive belong to the county. Constable vehicles, in fact, are a constable’s personal vehicle. We are paid a salary out of which we purchase our own vehicles. We are also responsible for insurance, fuel, tires, oil changes and all maintenance. The county, in no way, funds the vehicle or maintenance. The county has an additional insurance rider policy that may cover a portion of a claim as long as we are performing our normal day-to-day duties; such as serving papers and routine patrol. Anything outside the scope of our normal job duties, in or out of the county, the liability falls under our personal insurance policy and not the county insurance policy. We are personally liable for anything beyond the scope of our duty. Mark Philpott Orange County Constable, Precinct 3

Wings by Pearl Burgess

Stepping outside on a bright, sunny day I spotted a butterfly winging its way, Small little wings with so much power Extracting food from each pretty flower. Backyard birds flying with wings of speed Going to feeders for their daily bird seed, Honey bees flying in a straight beeline Bringing back nectar for honey so fine. Humming birds’ wings as fast as a jet Looking for sweetness, they hope to get, Such small, tiny wonders without exception They fly up or down in any direction. Way up above me, was an eagle so high Outstretched wings soared high in the sky, Looking down on the Earth so far below He tipped his wings as if to say “hello.” Hens gather chicks under wings to protect Loving each one, there will be no neglect, We, too, are safe and should joyfully sing Under the shadow of God’s sheltering wing.

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down. Avoid compounding this with stress or fatty, heavy meals. To maintain a healthy weight and avoid insulin spikes or hypoglycemia, try eating small, balanced meals six times a day, rather than three big ones. Eating at the same time each day in a relaxed and convivial atmosphere speeds up digestion and makes energy more readily available. • Recharge at night: You’ll need your shut eye with your

new active lifestyle. Luckily, exercise can contribute to longer, deeper sleep, helping replenish and rebuild every cell in the body. This goes beyond beauty sleep. Great sleep can aid longevity. Don’t let potential aches and pains stop you from exercising regularly. The sooner you start moving, the better you’ll look and feel. With a few tricks, you can exercise more safely and pain-free.


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Daily thunderstorms laced with some frightening lightning and gustier south west winds than forecast by local weathermen made the catching a little more difficult for local anglers this past week. As strange as this may sound, even with the extra runoff the Sabine River is still much clearer than the lake! The teams fishing south in the Tail Chaser Tournament hosted out of Ancelet’s Marina last Saturday were forced to deal with some nasty weather even earlier than predicted. The bulk of the system didn’t roll across the north end of the lake until just before weigh-in. In spite of the less than favorable weather, the top five teams all weighed in stringers in excess of twenty pounds and four of the teams managed to weigh in slams. A slam consists of two trout, two flounder and two redfish and that is a difficult feat under tournament conditions. Catching three different species is the easier part when you consider the factors involved not including limited time and the weather. At what point do you decide your two trout are large enough and race off to a totally different location in hopes of catching your redfish and flounder. If one or the other is not in the new area it’s off to the races again and time is runSEE COLBURN PAGE 4B



NFL camps begin with questions KAZ’S KORNER JOE KAZMAR FOR THE RECORD

KAZ’S KORNER That long-awaited drought between the final gun of the Super Bowl and the start of the next season is over for those footballcrazed NFL fans as training camps begin this week for most teams, signaling the start of another exciting season of professional football. Most of the NFL teams already have held their respective orientation for the rookies and free agents who hope to don the pads and jerseys of the teams who either drafted them or invited them to the preseason training camps. The number of NFL hopefuls at each site is close to 100, with nearly half of them being sent home or to another camp before the regular season kicks off in early September. All teams—except the World Champion Baltimore Ravens— will be striving to fix whatever weaknesses they had that prevented them from winning last year’s Super Bowl. Many teams would be happy to have the talent that would just get them to the NFL playoffs at the end of the regular season. One of those teams is the Dallas Cowboys, which missed out making the playoffs in each of the last two seasons with losses to NFC East rivals in the final game of the regular schedule. Team owner Jerry Jones opened his 25th training camp last weekend by giving a vote of confidence to Head Coach Jason Garrett during his annual “State of the Cowboys” address. Many times that is

Dallas Cowboy fans get a glimpse of quarterback Tony Romo during NFL training camps this week. ESPN Photo.

the “kiss of death” to a coach. But Jones insists he’s okay with Garrett finishing 8-8 in each of the last two seasons. The flamboyant owner announced a few weeks into the offseason that he was going to make things “uncomfortable” and then followed up by firing defensive coordinator Rob Ryan and replacing him with 73-year old Monte Kiffin and removing the play-calling duties from Garrett and giving them to offensive assistant Bill Callahan. Jones is trying to lift the team back to its championship status after going 128-128 since the start of the 1997 season. And much of that burden falls on quarterback Tony Romo, who didn’t take a snap during the off-season because of a procedure to remove a cyst from his back in April. Romo tried to cram a full offseason of conditioning into the last six weeks, including what he called “boot camp” training in

California during the week-and-ahalf before his teammates joined him at the Oxnard, CA. training site. Meanwhile a couple hundred miles south of Dallas on IH 45, the Houston Texans are working to improve getting past the second game of the NFL playoffs that has ended their seasons for the past two years. Many Texan fans and even members of the media are placing the blame squarely on the shoulders of starting quarterback Matt Schaub, who they feel like failed to secure the home-field advantage for the entire NFL playoffs last season as Houston lost three of its final four regular-season games. But these critics, who believe Schaub really let them down when the Texans suffered a pair of lopsided losses to the New England Patriots at Foxborough, MA. 33 days apart last season, forget it was Schaub who led them to an 11-1 record to start that 2012 sea-

son. The team is 20-8 over the last two seasons when Schaub started at quarterback and 22-10 over the last two seasons, which is tied for second best in the AFC. Only four NFL teams have more playoff victories than the Texans over the past two seasons. Houston has 13 Pro Bowl players on their 2013 roster, which is second only to the San Francisco 49ers. But the main concern of Head Coach Gary Kubiak when the two-a-day practices begin Friday is getting all of the injured players healthy. Kubiak’s philosophy is to bring them along slowly, even if they’re 100 per cent. He also needs to replace all of the players they lost the last two seasons, including starters Kevin Walter and Shaun Cody. The Texans will face their most recent nemesis, the New England SEE KAZ PAGE 2B


• The Record • Week of Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Dogs may be used to track wounded deer in East Texas Staff Report For The Record

AUSTIN - Hunters could use dogs to trail a wounded deer in 12 counties in East Texas, a practice that has been prohibited in this area of the state since 1990, under a proposal being considered by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. A series of public meetings will be held to provide details of the proposal and give the public an opportunity to comment. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission is expected to take action on the proposed change at its August 22. In 1990 TPWD adopted rules prohibiting the use of dogs to trail wounded deer in 34 East Texas counties. The rulemaking was necessary because the department determined that dogs were being used unlawfully to hunt deer, which was causing depletion of the resource. By 2000, TPWD determined that the practice of using dogs to hunt deer had declined to the point of being nonexistent in some of those counties and removed the prohibition in 10 of those counties. TPWD now believes the prohibition could be lifted in an additional 12 counties, including: Harris, Harrison, Houston, Jefferson, Liberty, Montgomery, Panola, Polk, Rusk, San Jacinto, Trinity, and Walker. Comment may be made in writing to Robert Macdonald, TPWD Regulations Coordinator, 4200 Smith School Rd., Austin, TX 78744, in person at any of the following public hearings or at the

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has scheduled public meetings in East Texas to discuss the use of hunting dogs to trail wounded deer.

TPWD annual public hearing on Aug. 21 at 2 p.m. at the above address. TPWD Public Hearing Calendar All meetings are set to begin at 6 p.m. • Tuesday, July 30, in Woodville at the Woodville Elementary School Community Room, 306 Kirby Drive. • Wednesday, July 31, in Lufkin at the Angelina County Courthouse District Courtroom, 215 East Lufkin Avenue.

Kaz: NFL camps From Page 1B

Patriots, at Reliant Stadium this season. Houston won the last time the Patriots played at Reliant Stadium. And while on the subject of the New England Patriots, many NFL fans look at them as the epitome of a professional football organization. But in reality, the Pats have appeared in five Super Bowls since 2001 under Head Coach Bill Belichick, but it has been eight seasons since they last claimed the Lombardi Trophy. The Patriots are so desperate to get back on top that they agreed to let wide receiver Wes Welker become a free agent, despite the fact he had an amazing 672 receptions over the past six seasons, but never stamped himself into the franchise’s championship ledger. And with Welker gone to the Denver Broncos and tight end Aaron Hernandez released from his $40 million contract after being jailed without bail in connection with the June 17 killing of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd, the Patriots’ passing game appears to be the main focal point of this year’s training camp. The Pats also let reserve running back Danny Woodhead opt for free agency but picked up LeGarrette Blount in a trade with Tampa Bay and free agent Leon Washington from Seattle to replace him. They also signed free agent wide receiver Danny Amendola to replace Welker. The one thing that should help New England the most is the continuity of Belichick’s coaching staff, including coordinators Josh McDaniels (offense/quarterbacks) and Matt Patricia (defense) plus special teams coach Scott O’Brien. KWICKIES…Former West Orange-Stark standout wide receiver Mark Roberts left the University of Houston after two years and has transferred to Lamar University in Beaumont where he plans on playing wide receiver and kick returner for the Cardinal football team this fall. Roberts had 19 receptions for 250 yards and a touchdown in his two years as a Houston Cougar. The top three draft choices for the Houston Texans—receiver DeAndre Hopkins, safety D. J. Swearinger and offensive tackle Brennan Williams— signed their contracts Monday when they began their conditioning program with the team this week. Number one draft pick Hopkins signed a four year contract worth $7.626 million. Surprise! Surprise! Nobody thought Phil Mickelson had a ghost of a chance to win last weekend’s British Open except Lefty, himself, as he fashioned a beautiful five-under par 66 Sunday to walk away with that Claret Jug by three strokes. Mickelson was the ONLY golfer to finish under par, while Henrik Stenson was even par for the 72-hole event. At 43 years old, Mickelson was the oldest golfer to win since Roberto de Vicenzo in 1967 at age 44. He needs only to win the U.S. Open to complete a career Grand Slam and join Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, Ben Hogan, Gary Player and Gene Sarazen as well as pre-Masters-era winner Bobby Jones. Great Britain’s own Lee Westwood was the 54-hole leader at three-under par with Woods and Hunter Mahan two behind at one-under. Westwood finished tied for third place at one over, Tiger was tied for sixth at two over and Mahan was tied for ninth at three over par. Six items, including two NBA championship rings that Kobe Bryant gave to his parents, sold for $433,531 last weekend at an auction that supported one of Bryant’s charities. The other items included Bryant’s 2000 NBA championship ring, two game-worn uniforms from high school and a medallion and ribbon from the 1996 Magic Roundball Classic. JUST BETWEEN US…It looks as if the feeble Houston Astros are running up the white flag by ending their $21 million experiment more than a month earlier than they planned by shipping out under-performing veterans Carlos Pena and Ronny Cedeno for assignment and bringing up top prospects shortstop Jonathan Villar and right-handed pitcher Jarred Cosart from Oklahoma City. The Astros have lost five consecutive games through Sunday and 17 of their last 21 and could have at least 70 losses before Aug. 1. And don’t be surprised if today’s start against the Oakland A’s will be the last one for ace pitcher Bud Norris in a Houston Astros’ uniform as the July 31 trading deadline rapidly approaches.

• Thursday, Aug. 1, in Hemphill at the Sabine County Courthouse District Courtroom, 201 Main Street. At the conclusion of each public hearing, wildlife officials will conduct a brief presentation on deer management and regulations in the Pineywoods. TPWD staff will present information related to regulations and data collection and take questions regarding deer management, deer hunting and regulations.

Web-based wildlife trafficking results in Texas arrests Staff Report For The Record

AUSTIN – Scores of illegal wildlife traffickers face federal and state charges for selling protected species online last summer.The cases result from a coordinated undercover law enforcement operation conducted simultaneously by Texas game wardens, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, other states and federal agencies, and three Asian countries. Operation Wild Web, a coordinated effort between the USFWS and the other participating agencies, resulted in more than 150 arrests involving federal wildlife crimes. “We are proud Texas played a vital role in this operation; we assigned 30 game wardens and led the nation in charges filed, including 61 state and federal cases,” said Grahame Jones, TPWD Law Enforcement chief of special operations. That included 20 cases in Houston, 16 in Austin, and 25 in the DallasFort Worth area. “Texas game wardens, including our covert unit, have been steadily increasing their use of the internet and technology in general to solve wildlife crimes and I am extremely proud of their work,” Jones added. “This week, CNN reported the western black rhinoceros has officially become extinct. Unfortunately, that’s a very poignant example of why our officers focus on the sale of protected wildlife and wildlife parts. These are global problems that require team coordination with every state and nation.” “Our message is simple and the same: The internet is not an open marketplace for protected species,” said Edward Grace, USFWS deputy assistant director for law enforcement. “State partners were essential to the success of this operation, and that cooperation remains critical to disrupting wildlife trafficking on the Web and elsewhere.” Wildlife and wildlife products seized in Texas during Operation Wild Web included a Russian Amur leopard pelt, Hartmann’s mountain zebra skin, hawksbill sea turtle, Texas tortoises (a threatened species), invasive freshwater stingrays, and numerous illegal and non-native invasive snakes. “The unregulated commercialization of wildlife resources could lead to the loss of many of our state treasures, whether it is thru the removal of native species or introduction of non- native invasive species that would harm native habitats or species,” said Capt. Greg Williford, who leads TPWD’s Criminal Investigative Division. Seven cases were charged in Thailand and Indonesia where animals and parts of animals – such as leopards, tigers, Great Hornbills and Javan eagles – were sold through the Internet.

The Record • Week of Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Wade fishermen escape the heat only to challenge Mother Nature


The big center console finally drifts to a stop in the early morning darkness as the anchor rope comes tight. Solitary figures equipped with the latest gear that would make a NAVY Seal jealous slide over the gunnels into the warm still water and begin casting in all directions, probing the shallow flat for the fish of their dreams. These anglers have achieved their goal of being at that special place when the fish begin to feed, the scene is picture perfect and the plan has no flaws. One hefty fish after another crushes the offerings of these anglers, topwater plugs disappear in a foamy wash and that is followed by the sound of line stripping off a reel. A successful wade is a thing of beauty, especially when it’s shared with other anglers who understand what it takes to make it all happen. You don’t just get to a spot and hop out expecting to catch fish, there’s a little more to it than that. Summer wade fishing is an excellent way to not only catch fish but to catch big fish. Pre dawn excursions are the norm when the temperatures climb high and thunderstorms pop up during




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Texan tickets on sale Thursday Staff Report For The Record

HOUSTON – Singlegame tickets for the Houston Texans 2013 home games will go on sale Thursday, July 25, at 10 a.m. CST, the team announced today. Ticket prices range from $45-160. Fans can purchase tickets online via, at all Ticketmaster locations, including participating Walmart and Fiesta stores throughout Houston and the customer service area of the Galleria Mall, and by phone at 800745-3000. Single game tickets will not be sold at the Reliant Stadium box office. Earlier this month, the Texans announced the themes for each home game, highlighted by Battle Red Day presented by Halliburton on Sunday, Nov. 3 when the Texans take on the Indi-

anapolis Colts on NBC Sunday Night Football. The Texans will once again don their all-white uniforms and honor first responders to open the regular season for Liberty White Out presented by BHP Billiton against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, Sept. 15. Other popular game themes include Hispanic Heritage Day presented by XFINITY against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, Sept. 29 and Salute to Service presented by Bud Light on Sunday, Nov. 17 against the Oakland Raiders. Fan Appreciation Day presented by FOX Sports Southwest will take place in the final regular season home game on Sunday, Dec. 22 against the Denver Broncos. The Houston Texans will set a season ticket record in 2013, surpassing the team’s

previous high of 66,770 in 2012, which leaves a very limited supply of tickets for individual games. Fans interested in joining the 2014 Season Ticket Wait List can log on to on Friday, Aug. 9 to be added to the list. Due to the limited supply of single-game tickets, the Texans encourage fans who are unable to purchase tickets on Thursday to visit the Houston Texans Ticket Exchange, powered by Ticketmaster at http://www.ticketexchangebyticketmaster. com/nfl/houston-texanstickets if they are still searching for tickets. The Ticket Exchange is the only League-approved ticket resale marketplace and has the exclusive ability to electronically validate and deliver every ticket sold.

Seattle Seahawks poised for title run Staff Report For The Record

Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll recently leaned back in a chair while conducting an interview with USA TODAY Sports and picked what he thought was the perfect word to describe his team’s offseason. “Awesome,” Carroll said. “It’s been so much fun to have the expectations elevated and the standards that everyone kind of sets up around you — it’s perfect. “I’m not going to try to ramp it down, because it is what it is. We have earned our position

to be where we are, and we’ll see how we handle it. When we handle it well, we’re going to be really good.” It’s quite a change from a year ago, when Seattle started training camp with a quarterback competition that most observers thought would be won by Matt Flynn, a 2012 free agent signing. But Russell Wilson, a rookie selected in the third round, was a revelation in the preseason and earned the starting job. Now he’s poised to become the face of the Seahawks franchise. Even with Wilson’s stellar performance as a rookie, Carroll recently termed Wilson as

the team’s “breakout player” for 2013 in a Twitter Q&A with fans. “It will take a couple of years for it all to get to where he doesn’t have to think about it, where he doesn’t have to be actively involved in that he’s clean and right. He can just play,” Carroll said. “That’s when he’ll become the best player he can, and that’s a couple of years down the road. There is nothing to hold him back in terms of being a really good performer this year.” Wilson also has been setting the tone in doing extra film work.

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First-year Lamar University women’s basketball coach Robin Harmony announced that five student-athletes signed National Letters of Intent to attend Lamar and play basketball this upcoming season. Joining the Lady Cardinals are guards Joann Lira (Clear Springs, Texas), Kensha’dra Smith (Palm Beach, Fla.) and Bethany Cox (Norman, Okla.) along with forwards Kiandra Bowers (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.) and Micarah Malone (Houston, Texas). All five will be freshmen at Lamar this year. “We’re hoping this young class will help us build for the future,” Harmony said. “We have to rely on them to provide valuable minutes this season.” The 5-foot-10 Bowers played at Dwyer High School in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., helping the Panthers post a 23-6 record as a senior, advancing to the state semifinals. She averaged 10.8 points, 7.6 rebounds and 3.6 steals per game as a senior. Malone, the tallest recruit at 6-0, earned first-team alldistrict honors for St. Pius X High School in Houston after averaging 12.4 points, 7.4 rebounds and 3.4 steals per game, leading the Panthers in each category. Lira, who is 5-6, helped lead Clear Spring High School to a 38-3 record and a berth in the state semifinals. A first-team all-district selection, she averaged 8.2 points, 3.1 assists and 3.6 rebounds.

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tion as a senior at Norman High School, averaging 11.0 points per game. Lamar was 22-11 last season, advancing to the second round of the Women’s Basketball Invitational.


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ning out. If you are fortunate enough to fill your slam with time left on the clock, which of the three categories do you try to upgrade? Apparently the top five teams had the answers to all of the above questions and team Jordan, Jake and Jeremiah, figured it out better than any of the others. They earned the first place money with a slam that totaled 24.83 pounds. Bubba Sparrow and Casey Hagen finished second with 22.46 pounds followed by Broussard and Frederick, Bates and Vietch and Reeves and Beagle. For the first time this year the team of Havard and Earp failed to make the top five, but they will still be one of the two teams with an opportunity to win the year-end championship on Aug. 24. The championship is based on the best four out of the five events fished and they are in a dog fight with Bates and Vietch! The side pot in this tournament was for the heaviest flounder and it was double good as no team won it the past month. Beagle and Reeves took home the bonus money with a 2.69 pound fish. Blake Yarbrough, Stephen Havard and Bubba Sparrow also won gift cards from Daley’s Hunt N Fish. Ancelet’s once again got the teams out of the rain for the weigh in and Darren Johnson of Del Papa provided refreshments. Easily the fastest growing and most anticipated saltwater tournament of the year is finally here with the Captains Banquet for the Cops Helping Kids event set for Friday night at the Bower Civic Center in Pt. Arthur. Tony Viator said they will start serving steak dinners at 7 p.m., but the doors will open an hour earlier. If you still haven’t signed up you can enter as late as the night of the Captain’s Banquet. “We already have two hundred teams signed up,” stated Viator at the first of the week, “and I will not be at all surprised if we sign up as many as 50 more. There are at least twenty teams that fished the event with us last year that haven’t signed up yet that I know will be there.” Aside from the auctions, raffles, door prizes and food at both the banquet and weigh –in, the prize money is considerable with the top five stringers in the trout, redfish and flounder divisions ranging from first - $1000, second - $750, third - $500, fourth - $300 and fifth - $200. There will also be side pots for the heaviest trout, flounder and slot red, heaviest six fish slam (two of each category with only one trout over 25) and the redfish with the most spots. There is even a $350 Dead A** Last pot of $350 for the lightest two fish stringer of redfish with a 21 inch minimum. The bottom line is that anyone can win, it is a fun event that you can fish with the kids, and area children’s charities will be the biggest winners of all! While the Cops Helping Kids field can fish any public waters, the majority of the teams will take their chances somewhere between the end of the jetties and the rivers on the north end of the lake. While the wind could be a determining factor, the daily rains have not done much to alter the bite thus far. Added fishing pressure could disrupt some game plans, but some of the better fish that we have caught over the past week came out of the Intracoastal and that definitely expands the playing field. The ship channel, on clearing tide changes, has also produced the kind of fish that it will take to win. Because size, not numbers, is the key to winning money any gull activity in the open lake will be of little value. With the OCARC tournament scheduled for the following weekend I would suggest keeping your hotspot a secret for one more week! I think the winning redfish and possibly even the flounder will come out of one of the surrounding marshes, but the larger trout have been holding in much deeper water this past week.

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Sen. Robert Nichols: My Five Cents Special Report For The Record

As the world waited expectantly this week for the royal baby’s arrival, we have been waiting almost as expectantly inside the Capitol for a chance to address transportation funding. With less than two weeks left in the special session, we are finally focusing attention on this important issue. Five things that happened this week at your Texas Capitol are: Texas vs. the Federal Government You have probably heard about various lawsuits filed by our state against the federal government, but did you know we have 18 still currently pending? This is more than at almost any time in state history. Among those 18 are suits you may be familiar with such as Texas’ voter ID law and Texas’ redistricting maps. There are also challenges to a portion of Obamacare which requires employers to provide contraception health benefits to employees, and to the Dodd-Frank Act, which allows for the liquidation of large financial institutions. Of the 14 remaining pending lawsuits against the federal government, all in some way deal with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Possible new buildings for Texas colleges Tuition revenue bonds (TRBs) are something with which few Texans are familiar, but which are important to Texas universities and colleges. These special financial arrangements allow public universities to build new buildings with low financing costs covered by the state.

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state. However, the two legislative chambers could not come to an agreement on how much funding to authorize, and time ran out before any consensus could be reached. Now university leaders and many legislators are hoping Gov. Perry will add the topic to the second special session agenda. Institutions across the state stand to benefit, including Stephen F. Austin State University, Lamar State College - Orange, University of Texas, Texas A&M and more. Electric brownouts As the Texas summer continues to sizzle, so does a debate over how to provide electricity in future summers when the state’s growth will begin to test the limits of electric generation capacity. The simple fact is our electric supply will soon not be able to keep up with demand. Over the past year the Texas Public Util-


ity Commission has discussed how to adjust regulations and incentivize construction of new power plants to help. One option would be to move to a system in which generators are paid to build and maintain excess capacity for peak energy use times. However, opponents argue this would basically amount to a subsidy for facilities that are rarely used and that those costs could ultimately be passed on to consumers. No doubt the debate will continue, and the fact remains that something will have to change in order to prevent sudden outages as our state continues to grow. The rulemaking process After the legislative session is over and the dust has settled, the state’s focus turns to implementation of passed bills. This cannot occur without a process called rulemaking in which public input is sought by state agencies to help determine the best way to put bills into action. A weekly publication called the Texas Register includes proposed rules and serves as the state’s journal of agency rulemaking. It can be accessed through the Secretary of State’s website at ht tp://w w w.sos.state.t texreg/index.shtml and is a great tool to help you stay involved and let your opinion be heard. Audie Murphy Most of us are familiar with Audie Murphy, the most decorated soldier in WWII who happened to hail from Kingston, Texas. He earned multiple medals for his valor on the battlefields of Europe, including the U.S. Medal of Honor. However, despite this recognition and even having his portrait hanging in the Texas House of Representatives, the Texas Legislature has never managed to award him the state’s highest military award. Thankfully, on Thursday we seem to have taken a step in that direction when the House passed HCR 3, a resolution urging Gov. Perry to award the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor to Captain Murphy posthumously. The resolution makes its case by stating that Murphy “repeatedly risked his life to save the lives of his fellow soldiers and to help advance their mission, and for his remarkable heroism he is most assuredly deserving of this state’s supreme military award.” I could not agree more.


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AgriLand Farm Credit, Texas AgFinance announce merger

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The boards of directors of AgriLand Farm Credit and Texas AgFinance are pleased to announce that they have signed a Letter of Intent to Merge. AgriLand, headquartered in Tyler, Texas, and Texas AgFinance, with headquarters in Robstown, Texas, are targeting a Jan. 1, 2014, merger date. Mark Miller, chief executive officer of Texas AgFinance, anticipates the merger will bring additional value to stockholders of both financing cooperatives. “This merger will allow our associations the opportunity to expand our product offering through-

out our combined territory. We share many similarities operationally and culturally with AgriLand, in addition to strong capital positions and credit portfolios,” Miller said. “Our board believes this is a very positive move strategically for our stockholders.” Combined, the new association will serve 100 of the 254 counties throughout Texas. “Our strategic vision of fulfilling the mission of the Farm Credit System throughout those 100 counties is aligned very closely with that of Texas AgFinance,” said John Holland, AgriLand chief executive officer. “Texas AgFinance has a strong history, and we like how they do business and bring value to their customers.

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New free exhibit looks at awards, rewards and medals at San Jacinto Museum Staff Report For The Record

An intricately crafted medal awarded for valor or service in the field; a bejeweled crown worn by a beauty queen; a silver cup given for meritorious actions; and scholarship medals designed by well-known artists are a few items on display now at the San Jacinto Museum of History’s free lobby exhibit “Relics of Achievement.” Now on display until the Fall, this lobby exhibit features artifacts awarded for a variety of reasons and actions throughout Texas and U.S. history. These include county fair ribbons, a silver napkin ring won as a prize for needlework at the Texas State Fair in 1878, a commemorative medal marking the Sesquicentennial of the United States Military Academy in 1952, certificates awarding land and funds to veterans of the Texas Revolution, and a crown worn by the Duchess of San Jacinto in the 2009 “Court of the Century” at Fiesta in San Antonio.  Be they made of precious metals and gems or as simple as a sheet of paper, items of thanks and appreciation have

a history that stretches back to early civilization, with evidence of these relics found in almost every ancient culture. In its first hundred years as a nation, the United States awarded few decorations or medals, as the American people generally considered them to be undemocratic in nature and the symbols of European monarchies. While the government did not begin awarding decorations on a large scale until World War I, secular groups in the U.S. offered numerous awards for merit or to confer authority before then.  Other San Jacinto attractions:  Visitors to the monument can enjoy plenty of free activities on the grounds of this state park: free admission to the park; free parking; free to walk the San Jacinto Battleground and relive the famous battle for Texas Independence; free picnic tables, grills and water faucets; free to explore the 1,210-foot long marsh trail and boardwalk to see the native prairie, tidal marsh and bottomland forest as it appeared at the time of the historic 1836 Battle of San Jacinto; and the permanent exhibit at the Museum.  Individual or combo tick-





ets can be purchased to enjoy the Making a Mark. Leaving a Legacy special exhibit, the elevator to the observation deck, and/or movie Texas Forever!! The Battle of San Jacinto. All exhibits are located on the first floor of the San Jacinto Monument at One Monument Circle, La Porte, Texas. More information: For more information about this exhibit or the San Jacinto Museum of History, please call 281-4792421 or visit Visit the museum’s Facebook for additional information about artifacts in the collections.

Shangri La to host Wild Wednesdays through Aug. 7 The Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center, located at 2111 W. Park Ave. in Orange, will host the Wild Wednesday program through Aug. 7. “Food Factories and ‘Plant Managers’” will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 31. Leaves are food factories. They come in all shapes and size to make food for the plants. Explorers of all ages are invited to make a leaf collection and sicker the role of leaves as “plant managers.” “Orchid Ice Cream” will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7. Spend a morning learning about the vanilla orchid. Participants will gain knowledge about the vanilla bean as a flower seed pot. Ice cream lovers of all ages will enjoy this program and have an opportunity to make ice cream. For more details, please call 409-670-9113 or visit www. An RSVP is required as space is limited. To reserve a seat, call 409-670-9799.


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GOACC welcomes MC Home and Lawn Specialists

Drive Clean Across Texas aims to keep the air clean, save gas while offering chance to win hybrid car Summer in Texas not only means road trips and vacations, but also soaring temperatures and an increase in ozone pollution levels. To help motorists save money and keep the air clean, the Texas Department of Transportation and Texas Commission on Environmental Quality are launching this year’s Drive Clean Across Texas campaign. The campaign offers gas-saving tips for motorists and a chance to win a 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid. “Harmful, ground-level ozone is formed when chemicals found in vehicle exhaust and other sources combine with sunlight and heat,” said Margo Richards, TxDOT Travel Information Division director. “The good news is that all drivers can make a difference in our air quality. Simple steps such as checking your tire pressure and getting your car tuned up on schedule can reduce tailpipe emissions, improve fuel economy and save drivers money at the pump.” If you keep the correct pressure in your tires, you can help keep the air clean and save about $85 a year in gas. Drive Clean Across Texas also warns that driving a car in need of maintenance can add $120 to annual gas spending. For more tips on keeping the air clean and saving money on gas, visit the Drive Clean Across Texas website at Visitors also can register online for a chance to win a low-emission, gas-saving Ford Fusion Hybrid car sponsored by the Dallas Cowboys. The deadline for entering is Sept. 15, 2013. The winner will be announced at Cowboys Stadium on Sunday, Oct. 6. For more information, contact TxDOT Media Relations at or (512) 463-8700. The Texas Department of Transportation is responsible for maintaining 80,000 miles of road and for supporting aviation, rail, and public transportation across the state. TxDOT and its 11,000 employees are committed to working with others to provide safe and reliable transportation solutions for Texas by maintaining a safe system, addressing congestion, connecting Texas communities, and being a Best in Class state agency. Find out more at Fan us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter. Staff Report For The Record

The Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for MC Home and Lawn Specialists. They provide lawn care, landscaping by their certified landscaping artist and general remodeling services at affordable prices. Be sure to give them a call at (409) 779-1694.

GOACC holds ribbon cutting for Studio 6


100 S. College, Orange, TX (409) 886-3505 APARTMENTS Bus. Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


The Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce held a Ribbon Cutting for Studio 6. The new hotel is located at 2502 Hwy 62 North. For more information give them a call at (409) 883-6000.

Funtime Inflatables welcomed to GOACC

Left - The Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Funtime Inflatables. They offer various sorts of inflatables including a huge water slide, moonwalks, jumpers and obstacle courses. For more information contact Funtime Inflatables at (409) 779-7708.

“Everybody reads The Record.” OHS Ashworth named cheer capt., Wolfford co-capt.

Brittney Ashworth (right) was named Varisty Cheer Captain and Kirsten Wolffard (left) was named co-captain at Orangefield High School.

Orangefield High School Senior, Brittney Ashworth was recently appointed as Varsity Cheer Captain. Ashworth has been cheering for the Bobcats for the past six years, beginning her cheerleading endeavor as a seventh grader. Ashworth has been honored as an UCA All American Cheerleader, a Cheer Hawaii 2013 participant, and is involved in Competition Cheer for BGA. Brittney is the daughter of Chris and Nancy Ashworth. Kirsten Wolfford also an O.H.S. senior, was named co-captain. Wolfford has been a cheerleader for three years, was named UCA All American, and was a Cheer Hawaii 2013 participant. Wolffordx is the daughter of Greg and Staci Wolfford.

Farmers Market open Wednesday, Saturday Orange County Farmers’ Market is held 3-6 p.m., Wednesdays and 7-10 a.m., Saturdays throughout the growing season in the Big Lots parking lot on MacArthur Drive. Produce and items expected to be available this week include: Watermelon, cantaloupe, tomatoes, peas, okra, eggplant, spaghetti squash, onions, cucumbers, peppers, yellow squash, zucchini, figs, fresh eggs, homemade baked goods, boudain, jerky, sausage (jalapeno, green onion, smoked and Italian), yard plants, house plants, and more. Items will vary based on vendor participation. For more information, contact any of the market coordinators: Jim Frasier- 409-6563739; Billy Peveto-  409-2895289; Jean Fregia-  409-6706121. The Orange County Farmers’ Market is sponsored by Texas AgriLIFE.

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New home technologies can save time and money

sider, ranging from security to budget to comfort to increasing the value of your home. • Stay safe: An automation system can deliver peace of mind. Before you left for vacation, did you forget to lock the door or schedule your lights to rotate? With a system like the Control4 MyHome app, you can use your mobile device to check your security system or lock your front door from wherever you are in the world. • Stay on budget:  It may be hard to imagine a high-tech home, but flexible systems allow you to start small, controlling just one room and then expand through the home.  For example, Control4 can start with a single controller, remote and an app to automate and control existing or new smart devices.  Over time the system can grow, adding more devices and functionality to meet your changing lifestyle needs and budget. • Invest: While there are upfront costs to modernizing your home, you may recover some of your initial investment if you’re looking to sell


(StatePoint) New technologies are now enabling homeowners to automate lights, entertainment and security systems, thermostats, door locks and more. And experts say that coordinating these control systems can save you time and money, and increase the value of your home. Gone are the days when home automation was a futuristic concept from science fiction or an out of reach luxury, as new innovations are making such technologies more affordable and easier to use. “While many automation products available today are stand-alone devices, offering control for only one component of your house, such as your thermostat or music, it’s possible to bring all of those various smart home features together under one system,” says Martin Plaehn, CEO for Control4, a market leader in home automation. “And doing so can make your life easier.” If you’re not entirely sure that modernizing your home in this way is right for you, there are many things to con-

any time in the future. Such an upgrade can potentially drive up your home’s value and will definitely set it apart from others on the market. • Go green: By scheduling everything -- from lighting control to thermostat management, you can stop wasting energy at home and save kilowatts and dollars. You can even program your shades to be drawn at a certain time of day to keep your house cooler. An installer can consult with you to offer more ideas for how to make your home more energy-efficient. • Reduce clutter: With one remote, you can turn on your television, draw the shades, dim the lights and control the temperature of the room, making space on your coffee table for more snacks! • Ease of use: Many home automation systems operate from a device you’re already familiar with, such as your smartphone, tablet or computer. More information about modernizing your home can be found at www.Control4. com. Envy the Jetsons? While robot maids may still be a futuristic fantasy, new technologies available today can help you live a more comfortable lifestyle.

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Tips for running your home on a budget

(StatePoint) Whether you are living paycheck to paycheck or have cash to spare at the end of the month, it’s wise to trim unnecessary costs. By spending less on the things you need, you’ll have more for the things your family wants. Do a quick assessment of the way you run your home and you may find some smart ways to save. From your laundry to your kitchen, Sun Products, the makers of Sun and Surf detergent is offering a few helpful ways to get started: Thrifty Kitchen In the United States, up to 40 percent of food goes uneaten, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council. Instead of throwing good food gone bad in the garbage, plan your meals for the week in advance. To purchase only what you need, make a list before you go to the grocery store and stick to it. This is also a good way to prevent making expensive impulse purchases. If your home’s storage spaces allow for it, consider buying non-perishable staples in bulk. You can get certain items at a deep discount this way.

Pare down your kitchen expenses even further by switching from disposable to reusable items. For example, ditch the paper towels and napkins and buy a few sets of dishcloths and cloth napkins instead. It may result in a little bit of extra laundry, but it’s well worth it. Laundry for Less When shopping, read labels and stick to clothes that you can wash at home. By avoiding the dry cleaner and doing laundry at home, you’ll reduce your cleaning costs significantly. You also don’t always need hot water to get your clothes clean. Instead, wash your clothes in cold water at a fraction of the cost. Be sure to use a high-quality multi-tasking detergent known for long lasting freshness. For example, Sun Products makes a variety of detergents such as Surf and Sun. Surf detergent, which attacks tough odors for fresher, cleaner clothes, is an affordable detergent that won About. com’s 2013 Readers’ Choice Award for best-smelling laun-

dry detergent and was named Product of the Year’s best liquid laundry detergent in 2013 (Survey of 50,180 consumers conducted by TNS). Sun detergent, on the other hand, has a Triple Clean formula, which cleans, fights stains, and freshens. If you have sensitive skin, you can try Sun Free & Clear, a hypoallergenic detergent, which is free of dyes and perfumes, at a great value. Energy Economy Lights on and nobody home? Make a household habit of turning lights off and unplugging unused appliances and electronics when you exit a room. Also, consider swapping out your older appliances for newer models that are ENERGY STAR rated. Get more bang for your electric bill buck by improving the insulation of your home. You’ll make the most of your climate control by caulking around doors and windows and sealing up cracks and wall cavities. In the months ahead, the amount you save on utility bills will go well beyond offsetting the upfront costs.

BC’s Bradberry named to Mayville State Dean’s List

Dr. Keith Stenehjem, Vice President for Academic Affairs at Mayville State University, recently announced Jessica Bradberry, of Bridge City as one of several students named to the Dean’s List for the Spring Semester at Mayville State University in North Dakota. In order to be named to the Dean’s List, each student must attain a grade point average of 3.50 or higher and successfully complete a minimum of 12 graded credit hours of regular academic credit at Mayville State.

BCHS band places third in state competition The Bridge City High School Band competed in the state round of the OPS competition held in San Antonio on June 22. The band placed third overall. The competition takes place throughout the summer, in three rounds. The band will be recognized for this outstanding accomplishment at the TMEA music convention in San Antonio this February.

American Legion to host lunch fundraiser The American Legion Post 49, located at 108 Green Ave in Orange, will hold a plate lunch fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1. Cost is $8 and the meal will consist of fried fish, potato salad, cole slaw, green beans, bread and dessert. Walk-ins are welcome and delivery is available. Call 409-886-1241 after noon Wednesday, July 21 and before 9 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 1 for orders and deliveries.

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• The Record • Week of Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Legacy Community Health Services announces the addition of  OB-GYN services

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Legacy Community Health Services is pleased to announce the addition of OB-GYN and maternity services at its Legacy Community Health Services South Park campus, located at 4450 Highland Ave. in Beaumont, Texas. Dr. Pamela St. Amand, who is certified by the American Board of OB-GYN, will provide the new range of services at the South Park campus. She has practiced privately since 1984 and has previously held positions as prenatal center medical director, chief of staff, and OB-GYN section chairman at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital. St. Amand has served on the Christus SETX Board of Directors since 2010 and has worked as a clinical instructor at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston since 2006. The South Park campus will now provide a full range of OBGYN services including complete prenatal and postpartum care, pre- and postmenopausal counseling, Pap smears, pelvic and breast exams, contraception and family planning counseling, treatment of infections, screening and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases and referrals for mammograms. “We are pleased to be able to offer women and their babies in the Beaumont area greater access to affordable OB-GYN and maternity care,” LCHS Executive Director Katy Caldwell said. “Legacy believes that health care is a human right to be shared

with those who have traditionally had difficulty accessing quality health care. We are glad to be able to provide women, mothers and their infants in the area with affordable, quality health care before and during pregnancy that will continue with our pediatric services.” Texas has a unique need for low-cost and affordable OB-GYN and maternity care, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reporting that 22 percent of teen births in Texas are repeat births. According to  KUHF Houston Public Radio, onequarter of teen mothers go on welfare within three years of the child’s birth. Clinical services at South Park also include adult primary care for men and women, pediatric care for children 18 years of age and younger, and behavioral health services. The campus is open Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. “Legacy’s mission is to serve diverse communities, particularly those where access to quality care is limited. Many Southeast Texas communities have been heavily impacted by the health care crisis and continue struggling to have their needs met,” LCHS Executive Director Katy Caldwell said. All Legacy campuses accept Medicaid, Medicare and CHIP, in addition to private insurance, and offer a five-tiered, slidingscale payment system for patients who are uninsured or underinsured.

Cruise Beckons Texas Family Caregivers Staff Report For The Record

Family caregivers understand all too well the stress of caring for an aging loved one. What better way to relieve that stress than a getaway? That’s why Texas residents are invited to nominate deserving family caregivers – including themselves – for the opportunity to win a free, four-night, five-day cruise. Home Instead, Inc., franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care® network, is sponsoring the cruise for one lucky caregiving hero and guest. Submit your nomination and vote by August 24, 2013, at The Caregiver Cruise is scheduled for Feb. 3-7, 2014, on the Royal Caribbean Enchantment of the Seas. The cruise will set sail from Cape Canaveral, Fla., with stops in CocoCay and Nassau, Bahamas. In addition to the cruise, the winning recipient will receive 40 hours of free care from a Home Instead Senior Care professional CAREGiverSM for his/her senior loved one while away. “The stress of caregiving can have debilitating effects not only

on family caregivers, but also on the older adults who are receiving that care,” said President Jeff Huber of Home Instead, Inc. “That’s why it’s important for caregivers to take care of themselves. And what better way to do that than during a tropical getaway.” The cruise offers a relaxing retreat with a number of optional activities such as putt-putt golf, cocktail hour, cupcake decorating and scavenger hunts, along with support groups and oneon-one consultations with family caregiving expert Dr. Amy D’Aprix. For more information about the Home Instead Senior Care network, go to or call locally Home Instead Senior Care 409-892-7494. To take a caregiver distress assessment and learn how you can help guard against the potential dangers related to caregiver stress, go to Each Home Instead Senior Care® franchise office is independently owned and operated.

Wolfford headed to American Legion Auxiliary Girls Nation

Kirsten Wolfford, of Orange, is one of only 98 young women attending the 67th American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) Girls Nation in Washington, D.C., July 20-27. Two outstanding citizens, known as “senators,” are selected at the 49 ALA Girls State sessions held across the country to represent their state at ALA Girls Nation. This premier leadership conference is designed to provide practical insight into the workings of government, to instill a sense of pride and loyalty in America and to create friendships and memories that last a lifetime. During her week at Texas Girls State, Kristen was elected Goff County Commissioner Place 1. She has participated in many activities in her school and community including Class President, National Honor Society, and is a member of Texas Association of Future Educators. A key component of the ALA Girls Nation program involves mock senate sessions complete with caucusing and debating of bills that range in topic from personal to political interests. Campaigns are held to elect party officials and an ALA Girls Nation president and vice president.

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BRIEFS WO Christian Church to host Mega Sports Camp The West Orange Christian Church, located at 900 Lansing St. (one block off Western Ave.) will host a Vacation Bible School at 6:30 p.m. through July 26. This year’s theme will be “Mega Sports Camp Breaking Free.” They will be providing fun, games, crafts and snacks. This VBS is free to the public. For more information, please call Kurtis at 409-779-3440 or Nelda at 409-719-3992; or log on to

In addition to their legislative forums, the senators hear distinguished guest speakers and visit the Pentagon, Arlington National Cemetery, the White House and other memorials in the area. Their visit to Capitol Hill includes meetings with their respective senators and representatives and the opportunity to meet President Obama. “The ALA Girls Nation experience is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for young women across our nation,” said Martha Corriher, American Legion Auxiliary Girls Nation national chairman. “After attending their local ALA Girls State program and then ALA Girls Nation, the girls come back to their communities filled with patriotism and pride.” Founded in 1919, the American Legion Auxiliary is the world’s largest women’s patriotic service organization. With a membership of nearly 800,000, American Legion Auxiliary units have a strong presence in more than 9,000 communities nationwide. The American Legion Auxiliary’s mission to serve veterans, the military and their families is carried out through its hundreds of outreach programs delivered by its members, volunteers and National Headquarters staff. To learn more or volunteer, visit www.

LC Bapt. Church to host VBS, Family Night Little Cypress Baptist Church will host a Vacation Bible School from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. through July 25. Games, snacks, crafts, missions and Bible stories will be held. LC Baptist Church will host a family night from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 26. An adult Bible study will also be offered Monday-Thursday. Please call the church at 409-883-7956 for more information.

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

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Celebrating 50 years Four Area Locations

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

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

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

Trinity Baptist Church NEW LOCATION: 1819 16th Street, Orange Office: 886-1333 Pastor Dr. Bob Webb Worship Leader Dan Cruse Sun. Morning Worship 11 a.m. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Nursery Provided

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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RECENTLY REMODELED SINGLE FAMILY HOME IN BC. 4 bedroom, 2 baths, double garage on two lots in Bridge City. Living area 1,400 square feet, 2,000 square feet with garage. Includes walk-in shower, electric garage doors, fenced dog yard, very good neighborhood near Bridge City Elementary School at 1040 Arthur Street. Some restrictions apply. No indoor pets, no smoking. $1,250/ month, includes yard maintenance. First and last month rent up front. Call 409-2210601 or 735-7183 (ask for Mark). NICE BRICK 3/2/2 IN BCISD, on a dead end st. in BC, covered patio, fenced back yard, lawn care included, No Pets, $1,100 monthly + $800 dep., (409) 735-2030.


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MAURICEVILLE. 1 or 2 bedroom, $400-$500 monthly. $300 dep. Stove and icebox included. W/D hook-ups. Call 409-656-2938.

HOME SALES 1500 SQ FT. 3 BD/ 2 BA. Completely remodeled, new top of the line central heat and air. All stainless appliances included. New plumbing, 1 car attached garage and 2 car attached carport. Screened in back porch with covered work area and privacy fence. on 2 large corner lots with fruit trees & landscaping. Selling below market value, a must see. Don’t let this one get away. Price and financing neg. Call Vance at 409-9203762. BRICK 3/2/2 ON ALMOST 1/2 acre, LCMISD, Little Cy-


press area, new CA/H, fenced back yard w/ covered patio, neat well kept yard, $149,500 (neg), (409) 988-3105. (7/19) OWNER FINANCE! $525 monthly. 2 Bedroom house in W. O., On nice lot at 2724 Dowling, 4 blocks from High School. Newly remodeled with kitchen counter tops, flooring, paint, doors. All vinyl siding (no painting!), and a metal roof. Has storage building. (409) 718-0912. 4/1 W/ COVERED CARPORT, #12 circle G in Orange, Lg. family, dining and den, wood floors under carpet, workshop, backyard privacy fence, enclosed patio, corner lot, vinyl siding, (409) 8863545 or 330-0437. LAND & LOTS REDUCED BY $10,000!!! OFISD, 2.5 acres with pad site, livestock and Mobiles OK, Owner financing available, water & sewer can be financed with land. COUNTRYLAND PROPERTIES LLC.745-1115. ALMOST 1 ACRE LOT, OFISD, septic, $30,000, (409) 499-2128. 2 ACRE TRACT in Newton County on Hwy 62, tract has culvert, drive, water, sewer and electricity.

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

Property is residential and/ or commercial, Deweyville ISD, owner financing available. COUNTRYLAND PROPERTIES LLC. 409745-1115. M.H. SALES 3/2 IN OFISD, recently remodeled, wood floor, carpeted bedrooms, CA/H, close to schools. Owner finance, no bank involved! $69,900, 10% down, $625 monthly. Call (409) 745-2373 for more info, can E-mail pictures on request. APPLIANCES USED APPLIANCES, starting at $99.95 & up, Harry’s Appliances, 302 10th. St. (10th. & main), Orange, We buy used appliances, 8864111. KENMORE REFRIG., white, Ice maker, $250, 735-6344. ELECTRIC STOVE, large upright freezer, side by side refrig., tanning bed (cheap), washer and elec. dryer, (409) 735-2347. AUTOMOTIVE ‘07 TOYOTA TUNDRA P.U., loaded, $13,000, (409) 9888216.

‘01 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN SPORT, 118K miles, very clean and well kept (seen it, it is), drives like a dream, (409) 735-7506. FURNITURE OCTAGON SOLID WOOD DINING table w/ glass top, 4 cushioned chairs w/ rollers, $200; King size bed set, $150; Solid wood Thomasville king headboard, night stand, 8 drawer dresser w/ mirror, $250; TV stand, wood and iron, $25, (409) 735-7783. LIKE NEW DECORATIVE white iron king size headboard with attachments to frame. $200. Call 409-8862791. MISCELLANEOUS JUGG’S PITCHING MACHINE, like new, auto feeder, throws 30 90 MPH, fast & curve balls etc., paid $2,500, used vey little, will sell for $1,000 for all, perfect cond., great buy! (409) 474-2855. HONEY BEE RECOVERY. Will recover and remove honey bees. Call Pat at 409892-1947. FIGS FOR SALE! $7 A gallon, (409) 886-3386.

Apt. in Orange For Rent

1bd/1ba, FULLY FURNISHED, with fireplace. All appliances included, plus w&d. No utilities paid. Great for contract workers! $650/mo., $500 dep. Call Christine at 886-7776 or 779-6580.

Make Xtra Money! Deliver phone books. Must have drivers license, transportation w/ auto insurance. Payment issued within 72 hours. Call Now!!

Avail. July 1.


PART FOR ‘99 CHEVY P.U.: 5.7L Butec 3/4 ton trans, $400; passenger side fender, $50 OBO; bumper, $75; and more parts. Call (409) 2219996 for more info after 1:30. SPACE FOR VENDERS, outside area only, located on Hwy 1442 at Lonestar Emporium, call Lora @ (409) 474-2836.

PETS MINI DACHSHUNDS, 2 females 6 weeks old, 1 Dapple and 1 red, must go soon! (409) 679-9134. FOUND SMALL M SCHNAUZER, gray and white, no collar, well groomed, if yours call and describe @ (697) 7180501.


FREE KITTENS, ready to go, (409) 735-2826.

RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL housekeeping. Excellent references. Call 409-734-8096.

FREE KERR PUPPIES. Will be great cow dogs, hog dogs or pets. Pretty and ready to go. 409-221-4160, leave message.

GARAGE SALES FRI., 250 DIXIE DR., BC. 7 a.m. until. Clothes, home decor, shoes, collectibles, lots of everything. FRI & SAT, 510 AZALEA, ORG. 7-noon. Paperbacks, hardbacks, some furniture and appliances, computer desk and computer hutch. SAT., CARIBOU ST., ORG/BC, off Hwy 62 S. of Hwy 105, at the end of the road, 3 families, 7 till ? Furniture, shop vac, fish tank, lots of nice clothes for everyone, baby stuff, lawn mowers, weed eaters, Way Too Much More To List! SAT., 325 DOBBYN ST., BC, 7 till ? Tools, clothes, 55 gal. fish aquarium with everything, workout equip., kid’s shoes, ice chests, lots of fishing supplies, Much More! SAT., 6015 QUEEN’S COURT, BC/OF, In Regal Pointe, off Hwy 1442, 7 till noon. Printers, clothes, misc. All priced to sell! SAT., 10020 WOODPARK CIR., OF, behind K-Dans off Hwy 105, turn on greenwood dr, by Dollar Store, 8 till ? Exercise equip., 3X men’s clothes, recipe books, arts and crafts supplies, tiller, tools, mower, computers. More!

HERE’S MY CARD! 735-5305 or 886-7183

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(Save $4 weekly over a 2x2, 4 week minimum)

Bring your info to 333 W. Roundbunch Rd., BC, or 320 Henrietta, Orange


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Big Selection of Reconditioned Appliances All Used Appliances Sold with Warranty • FREEZERS • DISHWASHERS • REFRIGERATORS • WASHERS/DRYERS AIR CONDITIONERS • RANGES

We Sell Parts For All major Brands ~ We Service What We Sell





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BURTON BOAT WORKS l.l.c. outboard motor and boat repairs


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2968 E. Roundbunch Orange, Texas 77630 ph: 409-883-BOAT (2628) • fax: 409-8832629

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Tree Removal, Tree Trimming, Haul Offs and Stump Grinding.

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• The Record • Week of Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Theme: Kids’ Classics

Econo Lodge manager arrested for drug possession

Officers from the Orange Police Department Narcotics Division executed a search warrant at the Econo Lodge, located at 2900 IH-10 in Orange on Friday, July 19. The search warrant was the result of a lengthy investigation after complaints of drug activity involving the manager of the motel. OPD officers seized over 250 pills of Hydrocodone and Soma. The manager of the motel, Iqbal Ibrahim Patel, 54, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance.

Listing your classified today! Call 735-5305 or 886-7183 PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE:

Home RepaiR Inside or Outside, Painting, Plumbing, Electric & Carpentry 25 years Experience Call Jimmy Harmon


The Orange County Commissioners’ Court will be holding a Public Hearing on Monday, August 5, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. in the Orange County Commissioners’ Court, Administration Building located at 123 South 6th Street, Orange, Texas to allow the public to comment on the installation of stop signs at Gerdau Steel Road intersection with Old 90; and on Stephenson Road at Van Dee Drive.

ACROSS 1. Hospital’s CAT and PET 6. Deadeye’s forte 9. Song “Sixteen ____” 13. Essay theme 14. Often precedes “bum” or “bunny” 15. Blender button 16. Swelling 17. *Princess fairy tale tormentor 18. In pieces 19. *Shooters and keepsies game 21. *Roald Dahl title character 23. It’s often served at Thanksgiving 24. Bad habit 25. As opposed to a hook or cross 28. Gauche or Droite in Paris 30. Store in a silo 35. Matured or cured 37. Short for returned 39. A hunter follows this 40. “Ta-ta!” in Italy 41. Self described “King of All Media” 43. Football great ____ Graham 44. Clumsy one 46. Black and white treat 47. Makes lacework, intertwines 48. Establishes 50. All excited 52. Get the picture 53. *Told to go away in nursery rhyme 55. Affirmative action 57. *Double Dutch action 61. Set the boundaries of 65. Biblical patriarch 66. Grassland 68. *Harry Potter antagonist 69. Bed on a ship 70. Big galoot 71. Wading bird 72. Gaelic 73. Over the top 74. Must-haves DOWN 1. Kind of cell

2. Musical finale 3. Rich Little, e.g. 4. Not in my backyard, acr. 5. Relating to a musical scale 6. Nile reptiles 7. *He follows Mike on candy box 8. Dolphins’ home 9. South American Indian 10. Face-to-face exam 11. Egghead 12. ___ _ good example 15. Plate used to hold bread during Eucharist, pl. 20. Eastern V.I.P.’s 22. *Highest card in “War” 24. One who is celebrated on special holiday 25. *a.k.a. Knucklebones 26. Catlike 27. Knockout or dandy 29. Obama’s special power 31. *Dick and Jane’s dog 32. I to Greeks, pl. 33. Fishes with a wormlike filament for luring prey 34. Jagged, like a leaf’s edge 36. *Pencil-and-paper game 38. Fortune-telling coffee remnants 42. Nobody 45. Switzerland metropolis 49. What 49ers did 51. *Little ______ Books 54. Ice house 56. Sad song 57. Agree 58. Substance abuser 59. *Looney Tunes’ Marvin was from here 60. Goose liver dish Actual size: 1x9.5” 61. Cuckoo 62. Filly’s mother To be published in 63. Coffee choice The Record Newspapers 64. Marines’ toy 04/28/2010 recipients 67. Chow down

******PLEASE FAX ANY CORRECTIONS BY THE STATE OF TEXAS 5 P.M. TODAY TO: Unknown Heirs Of Guadalupe Ochoa to 735-7346 Respondent, NOTICE: Thanks, YOU HAVE BEEN SUED. You may employ an attorney. If you or your attorney do not file a written answer with the clerk Debbie who issued this citation by 10:00 a.m. on the Monday next CIVIL CITATION - CCVPUBWD

following the expiration of forty-two days from the date of issuance of this citation and petition, a default judgement may be taken against you. You are hereby commanded to appear by filing a written answer to the Plaintiff's Petition at or before 10 a.m. on the Monday next after the expiration of forty-two days after the date of issuance of this citation the same being AUGUST 5, 2013. Said ANSWER may be filed at the District Clerk's Office at the Orange County Courthouse, 801 W. Division Ave., or by mailing it to 801 W. Division Ave., Orange, Texas 77630.

ORIGINAL PETITION FOR DECLARATORY JUDGEMENT AND MOTION FOR SERVICE BY PUBLICATION. was filed and docketed in the Honorable 260th District Court of Orange County, Texas at the District Clerk's Office at the Orange County Courthouse, 801 W. Division Ave., Orange, Texas on JUNE 18, 2013 in the following styled and numbered cause: Said

The suit requests DEFENDANT CITED TO APPEAR AND ANSWER HEREIN CAUSE NO. 130186-C Luglin Properties Inc VS Unkown Heirs of Guadalupe Ochoa The name and address of the attorney for Plaintiff otherwise the address of Plaintiff is: CHARLES M KIBLER JR 765 N 5TH STREET SILSBEE, TEXAS 77656 ISSUED AND GIVEN under my hand and seal of said Court at Orange, Texas, June 21, 2013. VICKIE EDGERLY, District Clerk Orange County, Texas By: Charlean Deputy



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