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County Record The Community Newspaper of Orange, Texas

Vol. 51 No. 16

Week of Wednesday, July 27, 2011

County goes with Plan A for redistricting Greg Hayes

For The Record

Commissioners’ Court decided Monday that there will be no need for a Plan B, as they voted unanimously to proceed with Plan A of the precinct redistricting lines project, as drawn up by Rolando L. Rios and Associates. Through Plan A, voting box 11 will be moved into Precinct 3 from Precinct 2 and voting

box one will also be moved from Precinct 3 and into Precinct 1. Precinct 4 will remain as it was with no THIBODEAUX changes. County Judge Carl Thibodeaux said that Plan B would have split the City of West Orange across three different precincts and would

have been more confusion than it was worth. “In Plan A, 90 percent of West Orange will be in Precinct 1,” Thibodeaux said.

Now that the court has given its approval, the new lines will be sent to the Justice Department in Washington. Rios said that the coun-

ty should get the go ahead from Washington within two months so that the new lines and voting box locations can go into effect.

“I’m sure they will approve it,” Rios said. “The county will not be able to hold an election REDISTRICTING PAGE 2A

H Fleur de Chic honored by GOACC H

John Thomas, executive director of O.C.A.R.C Inc. presents John Clark (right), member of the Boat Club board of directors, with the Don & Evelyn Award for 2011.

Helping others help themselves Darla Daigle

For The Record

In 1956, Orange County parents and citizens with a great awareness of the opposition facing the mentally challenged combined their efforts and started a long lasting non-profit organization, the O.C.A.R.C. In 1956, parents and citizens with a great awareness of the opposition facing the mentally challenged, combined their efforts and started this long lasting non-profit organization. The primary focus of the affiliation is to attempt to bring a variety of different vocational skills into the lives of those who cannot get voca-

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tional training through average means to obtain a source of income. This was in a time prior to government mandated help for the challenged and prior to government funding. This idea in and of itself posed great hurdles getting up and started but found Orange County citizens with a vision of the future of all of its citizens, not just those considered of normal abilities. “Orange was one of the few communities nationwide that started its own organization itself,” states John Thomas. Thomas, Executive Director of the program/business, has been with O.C.A.R.C. for 38 years and has seen the best and worst of times of the community support. “Orange has been great to us always. Last year was hard with all the market uncertainty, but this year our levels have been back up. When times are hard for people times are hard for us.” His blue eyes easily tell a story of many years of helping and direction those who need extra help. The group of mentally challenged clients he has the privilege of overseeing work their tasks as a regular job. They are trained and put to work in an industrial setting making signs, assembling trophies, and engraving plaques of metal and wood. “We are helped some by The United Way which is good and bad. Since we generate a lot of our own funds when time get hard it can affect us. Of course funds have been cut for government program in a lot of areas. Beaumont MHMR is a skeleton crew compared to what it used to be,” he smiles. He isn’t negative, just matterof-fact. Being negative isn’t an option when so much is on the line. “The world is changing though.” Thomas is referring to the OCARC PAGE 2A

The Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce presented Candice Harrison of Fleur de Chic with the Business of the Second Quarter Award. Fleur de Chic has been very active in the Chamber and trying to give back to the community. Fleur de Chic is located at 2222 MacArthur Drive Orange. For more information call 409-886-2442.

Getting to know ‘Gene’ Smith Smith takes over as new Veterans Service Officer

Mike Louviere For The Record

The Orange County judge and the four county commissioners were faced with a difficult two part question. They had to decide how to get the Orange County Veterans Service Office back to serving veterans in the shortest amount of time, and who to select to fill the position of veterans service officer. After only a few days the office was once again serving the veterans. The county administration was advertising for candidates seeking the VSO position. Last Tuesday, members of commissioners court met with the final four candidates and gave each a 30 minute interview. After reviewing the qualifications of each candidate and their impressions of the interviews the court decided to hire F. E. “Gene” Smith as the new VSO for Orange County. Smith was born in Port Arthur, lived in Orange for a short time, graduated from Victoria High School in Victoria, Texas in 1957, then came back to Orange in 1959 to join the workforce at DuPont Sabine River Works. He has lived in Orange since then, except for periods of time serving in the Naval Reserve. Smith began his 30 years of service with active duty in the Navy aboard the aircraft carrier Valley Forge, working on the flight deck. When the opportunity came to join the Construction Battalion, or Seabees, Smith jumped at the chance to join. “I enjoyed my time in the Seabees. There is a lot of pride and tradition in belonging to

F.E. “Gene” Smith has been named as Orange County’s new veterans service officer. RECORD PHOTO: Mike Louviere

that outfit. We often worked hard, but when there was time to relax, we took it, and played hard. The Seabees are a group that builds camaraderie. We relate to things and experiences that other Navy outfits know nothing about. Of course the non-Seabees feel the same way about their units,” said Smith. As Smith’s time in service increased and he rose in rank, he was called to active duty and recalled several times. His naval reserve unit was based at Barksdale Air Force Base in Shreveport, La. “Once I asked to transfer to a unit that was closer to home. They sent me to Gulfport Miss.,” said Smith. “It was three miles closer to Orange. I also spent a little time in a unit in Dallas.” In the reserves he served as the senior enlisted training advisor. He was called to active duty prior to Desert Storm and also during Desert Storm. MEET GENE SMITH PAGE 2A

Local athlete heads to Junior Olympics Taylor Wendt

For The Record

At 14 years old, it’s hard to imagine that a girl could already be an amazing athlete. For Alexus Henry, however, this expectation has already been met as she is one of the top track stars in her school, and more impressively, headed to compete in the Junior Olympics. Alexus Henry, a soon to be freshman at Bridge City High school, is already at the top of the sports world at Bridge City. Since the seventh grade, Alexus has been high jumping for Bridge City and has made remarkable progress, considering she has only been competing in the sport a few years. Alexus realized her potential in the seventh grade when she scored first place in dis-

trict in the triple jump, long jump, and high jump. Then in eighth grade, she scored first place again in the long jump and high jump. Because of her dedication, Alexus has scored a spot to compete in the USATF NaHENRY tional Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships this week at Wichita State University in Kansas. At Regional level for the Junior Olympics, where she competed with about eight other girls, Alexus scored second place in high jump with a jump of 5’3”. The competition for the USATF Championship takes place in six two-year age diviJUNIOR OLYMPIAN PAGE 3A

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until these changes go into effect.” In other business, Emergency Management director Jeff Kelley told the court that recent weather conditions have the county in a position to continue with the burn ban lifted. “We are looking pretty good on wet conditions for the next week or so,” Kelley said of forecast predictions. “Although the burn ban was lifted, we did leave the disaster declaration in place due to the drought conditions. Due to the heat, the state is seeing a lot of road damage.” Precinct 2 Commissioner Owen Burton said that road damage is not the only thing Orange County should keep an eye on. “We’re also seeing a lot of tree damage,” Burton said. Kelley said that tree debris removal is another example of why he chose to leave the disaster declaration in place, for assistance purposes.

Toby Foreman named ‘Texas Coach of the Year’


ormer West Orange - Stark Track Coach, Toby Foreman, received the “Texas Coach Of The Year” award at the Prairie View Interscholastic League Coaches Assocation (PVILCA) banquet in Fort Worth on Saturday, July 23. He was chosen the Coach Of The Year for boy’s track for the state of Texas. Foreman is now the track coach at Texas High in Texarkana, Texas.

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Meet Gene Smith new VSO In 1987 Smith was a Command Master Chief. He was recalled to active duty. While on active duty he was the only naval reservist to ever serve as an enlisted training advisor. “I took a lot of kidding about that from the regular Navy guys. At times I had to remind them that some of the names they were calling me were two words, not one,” said Smith. Smith is coming into the job with a working knowledge of the office. He spent time there in the past as a volunteer advisor. “I have also worked with guys in the past at my home and bought the books out of my own pocket to stay up on the current levels of benefits. I have always wanted to help veterans in any way I could,” said Smith. One of Smith’s goals is to have every veteran in Orange County registered in the county office. “We need to know who the veterans are. If they will register in our office and keep their information current we will be able to help them better. In case of a death of a veteran we would al-

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ready have a head up on getting the paperwork started to help the survivors obtain benefits,” said Smith. “We are employees of Orange County, not the Veterans Administration. Our primary purpose is to serve our county veterans. If a veteran comes into the office that is not an Orange County resident, we will help him, but we want out-of-county veterans to know that there is a county service officer in every county. The information about county offices is easy to obtain. One way is through the website for the county. Out of state veterans should go to the office nearest to them in their home state. Each state has a separate budget and most importantly, different benefits.” According to Smith the duties of the employees in the office are to serve in a manner similar to a secretary. “We are here to do paperwork for the veterans. Some of the forms and questions can be very confusing. It is our job to help our vets understand the process and keep them on the right path. I have

spent nearly 70 percent of my life in and with the military. My goal in my job is to help any vetera, in any way I can,” said Smith. Smith is a member of the Southeast Veterans Service Group. This is a unit that provides uniformed military burials for deceased veterans. “Every veteran has the right to have a uniformed military burial. The family needs to request the service through the funeral home and the home will contact us. The only thing the family needs is a copy of the DD214, discharge paper,” said Smith. “There is no cost for our service. It is a way to say thank you and provide respect for the veteran.” Smith retired from DuPont with 38 1/2 years of service. His career there was spent in maintenance and ranged from a laborer to a supervisor. He and his wife Marilyn, an Orange native, have five children and “a whole bunch of grandkids and great-grandkids.”

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Evans receives Gerdau scholarship Angela Evans, 2006 Bridge City High School valedictorian and now in her senior year at Stephen F. Austin University, has been selected to receive a scholarship from Gerdau, one of the largest suppliers of long steel in the world. She is one of only ten students to receive the scholarship, which is open to children of Gerdau employees through the National Merit Scholarship Program. Ricardo Anawate (left), vice president and general manager of the Gerdau mill in Beaumont, presented Angela Evans, daughter of Curtis Evans, a mill operator (right), with a certificate honoring her Gerdau scholarship at a ceremony on Friday, July 22.

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changes that make it harder to give his clients hands on things to do. With automation and digitization fewer hands are needed in every industry. “Machine do the work for pennies of what we would pay someone else to do by hand. Years ago they could fold mail outs, now a machine does that.” With 60 plus clients at any given time showing up for work, there are still things they stay busy doing, for these things they depend on another set of clients, those who come in a purchase the products being produced. Individuals as well as companies use O.C.A.R.C. to provide professional signs to their businesses, road ways, or celebrations. League sports purchase signage and banners for events, mothers for birthdays, kids for parent’s anniversaries, make their way to 905 W. Park in Orange and bring in their needs. It is the purpose of O.C.A.R.C. provision for community needs while providing for their worker’s needs. Of all their signs made for others, however, there is one posted annually for their own company. One can see these signs currently scattered about and easily recognizable announcing the annual fishing tournament which O.C.A.R.C. Held the first Saturday in August, this year’s marks the 24th year of fishing and fun for all ages. There are monetary prizes and trophies, including any child under ten that will receive one. The bragging rights may be the best part of the tourna-

ment. “You would be surprised how many kids wind up winning,” says Thomas. The tournament covers a forty mile radius of the waters in around Orange county area. There is no specific fish that are sported for during the tournament. Those fishing then bring in their catch for measuring and certification 4 to 6 p.m. with a ceremony to follow. It is a tournament that has brought money and tourism into the local area for some of the best fishing around. Company sponsors can take a lot of credit in helping the annual event be all that it is, but there is one man, along with his wife that turned out to be pivotal in it turning into a growing and permanent yearly institution. According to Thomas, he started with little knowledge of how tournaments were run, until a gentlemen came in to meet with him one day and introduced him to the ABC’s of sponsorships, prizes and rules. “You know people will cheat you even for a mere $25 dollars,” chuckles Thomas who continues, “He said he would help on one condition and that was that his name and donation remain anonymous. And it did until he passed away.” The gentleman he is referencing is Don Garrett. He annually gave a check for sponsorship of the tournament and his wife, Evelyn continued to do so after his death. To honor them, O.C.A.R.C. now gives out an award with their name the Don & Evelyn Garrett Award is given out annu-

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ally to a group or individual who works behind the scenes to make the fishing tournament happen. It may be donation of time, energies or money but they are all considered priceless. This year’s recipient is the Orange Boat Club. They help every year with a variety of areas that make the whole tournament work together properly. Those who have willingly linked up with Thomas and his team, and the Orange community work together, mostly behind the scenes, to help challenged citizens have a better more productive life. Dupont has contracted with O.C.A.R.C. since 1960 and is no more or less important than the customer who orders a Baby’s First Birthday banner or a council member who buys reelection yard sign. To Thomas’ main clients, some of which have been working at the workshops longer than he has, they are all important. “The property is donated, each of these buildings was built with private funds, Orange has been so good to us. I want to thank the public for supporting us all of these years, I really do,” Thomas looks out on his crew, each busy at their tasks, “They have to have some self-help skills to be here, but this is their place. Its good and safe place for them to come.” For more information on the tournament, the products or ways you can help go to:


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sions, with athletes generally falling between the ages of eight and 18. In Alexus’ division, she will be competing with about 20 other girls from areas around the nation. The main competition she faces is two girls that have their highest jump at 5’7” and 5’5”. Alexus’ highest jump is 5’4”, so her chances of winning a medal are very high. If Alexus performs well in the Junior Olympics and is in the top three, she has the chance to go to the Olympics. Although girls at Alexus’ level will not be competing against the athletes in the Olympics, it is a great opportunity for children her age. Her mother feels that if she keeps up her hard work and dedication, Alexus may one day have the chance to compete in the Olympics. “I’m quite confident that she will make the top three because, right now, there are only two that can out jump her from the results I’ve been tracking,” Smart said. “We’re going to get in as much jumping as we can and when we check in on Wednesday I’m going to find her a place to work out at.” In order to reach these high goals, Alexus has had to give up the idea of an average teenage girl’s life and focus most of her time on prepping for sports. On average, Alexus spends 15 to 20 hours a week practicing for track. Because it is the summer, many schools do not leave their high jump open for use, so Alexus and her mother travel to Westbrook in Beaumont about three days a week. “There are days when she wakes up and gets to the gym at nine, works out, and doesn’t get home till eight at night,” Shelly Smart, Alexis’ mother, said. Not only is Alexus involved in track, but she is also a basketball and volleyball player, and an honor roll student. Most of her weekday hours are spent practicing for the multiple sports she plays. About three days a week Alexus runs with the Orange track club, then spends another four hours once a week at volleyball practice. She is expected to have a spot on the Varsity basketball team and volleyball team for Bridge City her freshman year. This year, Alexus received her first bit of formal training from Ashley Johnson, a senior in high school who has competed at the state level. Before Ashley, Alexus had several coaches at different levels, such as Crystal Jones and Nancy Wood, show her a little bit of technique, but her mother Shelly Smart has been her main coach and guidance. “I’d have to say that I’m a lot harder on her because I know what to expect out of her and know her abilities, and sometimes it’s a complicated mix of feelings,” Smart said. Smart wasn’t originally going to be Alexus’ track coach, but in the middle of the season the coach the organization had selected quit, and so Smart stepped in to help out. “She is really a naturally talented athlete, but she is also a very coachable kid, so she retains coaching really well,” Smart said. “That’s how she has become such a great athlete, even though she has had very minimal training.” Although Alexus has to given up a lot to become a successful athlete, (hanging out with friends, etc.) she considers every bit of hard work worth it. For a while she still plans on focusing on sports, and has her eyes set on being a part of LSU’s track team. After college, Alexus wants to stay within the sports world by doing sports modeling, and perhaps after that, becoming a coach.


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the debt ceiling talks fail and the country defaults it will affect every American and will wreck the country in many ways. Watch what will happen to 401 Ks, a small example. Someone must come to their senses and hopefully enough regular Republicans will see the light and say “enough already” to the radical extreme. I pray they don’t take the country down the drain. I know what their long term plans are but never before have we failed to raise the debt ceiling. President Obama has given way too much and still that is not enough. Now that’s radical. CONDOLENCES We were sorry to hear about the death of “Tony” Cuccio, 86, who passed away Thursday, July 21. Services were held Monday, July 25. A World War II veteran, he was married 65 years to Ms. Gladys. Tony was a native of Crowley, La. and had been a resident of Orange County since 1946. He retired from the Orange Navy Base and was an electrician. For many years we have been friends of daughter Phyllis Green. We send our sincere condolences to Phyllis and the entire family. May he rest in peace. WITH SYMPATHY We were saddened to learn about the death of Ray “PaPa” Donnaud, 86, who died July 22. Ray was an Orange native, a WWII vet, a great guy and one heck of a barbecue cook. I ate his vittles many times. “PaPa” was a fun guy who had a great family and was a Jack-of-all-trades. He was a giver who loved his family, friends and homeland. He and Sue were married 64 years. To Sue and the family we extend our BIT BY A FEMALE condolences. Ray did to ride the range with. Please I’m sure you recall that I told you as soon as a few see obit. rain showers started the mosquitoes would come in clouds and boy have they. Eggs can lay dormant for TURNING BACK THE HANDS OF TIME years but once the rains come, in four to five days, 12 Years Ago-1999 the “Skeeters” will develop into adults. The majority H.K. “Knox” Clark is recovering from prostrate of the pest will be near salt marsh areas, their breed- surgery. He’s doing well and coming home over the ing grounds, but they are not confined only to those weekend. *****Jenna Dunn arrives from Boston for areas. Right now almost anywhere you go in the her summer vacation. She was vacationing at Cape county you will find them. It’s hard to stay ahead of Cod when JFK Jr.’s plane went down. The 14-yearsthe game with spraying. If a batch is killed off and old is helping at the family newspaper. Her sister another shower comes, more will hatch. The county Amber works at the Louis Dugas law firm. (Editor’s plane has been spraying. I’m not sure what results note: Jenna and her two children just returned to we’re getting from the plane spraying. There are Massachusetts after a two-week stay and reunion some marsh areas and places along Cow Bayou that with all her Texas kinfolks. Sister Amber was in from can be reached by plane only. I haven’t noticed that Ohio. Law office work wasn’t her cup of tea. She went trucks are spraying. Maybe they are and I’ve just into medicine after leaving Dugas and is now an missed them. Mosquitoes will travel 80 to 100 miles. MD.)*****Doug Harrington and family return from This salt marsh mosquito is aggressive, with a bad their home in the Woodlands, Colo. Before they resting. I’m told only the female bites. I’ve never checked turned Dow Gene and Charlotte Anderson, great their sex but like a snake, I kill them all. To enjoy the friends, had mowed and cleaned up the Harrington outdoors at your place the best option I know of is place, which had grown up while they were away. Pestco’s herb formula. They spray with ginger, rose- *****Jordan Lael Kobty, 10-month-old daughter of mary, lemon oil etc and guarantee you will not have Tarig and Sheyna Thompson Kobty, takes first runmosquitoes for six weeks. My experience is that it ner up in the Dallas Glamour Pageant. Jordan is the will last eight to ten weeks. Call Marty or Donna at granddaughter of Glenda and Denzil Thompson of 886-4248 and let them give you a price. I’m afraid Bridge City. *****Orange County grants tax abatethat the bugs will be around for a couple of months. ment for Firestone expansion project. Buy a lot of Off and call the mosquito control if you feel you are being neglected. I have found the 32 Years Ago-1979 county is diligent in fighting the “Skeeters,” they’re Gary Worster, 21 years old son of R.B. and Louise, just a real bad problem right now. *****Well, at least brother of Steve Worster and father of one son, Jawe will get to watch some football now that the NFL cob, lost his life in a motorcycle/auto accident Thursand players have settled their differences. One of our day Aug. 3. Gary was a former Bridge City and LaOrange County boys in the NFL, Earl Thomas, has mar football star. *****Fannie Beaty scoots around signed a contract with the Seahawks. However, as of town on a yellow Moped. *****Joe Kazmar makes a Tuesday morning, Atlanta hasn’t resigned Orange 200 yard hole-in-one at the DERA par 3 17th hole, County’s Matt Bryant. Surely they won’t let one of with a #5 wood. *****Vickie Drake is engaged to marthe best kickers in the league get away. *****Believe it ry Frank Brown, son of Edgar and Betty Brown. or not we’re still in a drought and need more heavy Dr. Brown is teaching at U.T. The couple plans a Derainfall. Some people have received good amounts cember wedding. Vickie is the daughter of Betty and but other areas very little. All of Texas is burning up Earl Drake. *****Frank Manchac Jr. will wed Laura far worse than what we’re experiencing. *****I’ve got Ann Pachar on August 18. Her uncle, Neal Miller, to get going. Hop on board and come along, I prom- will give the bride in marriage. *****Karen Leslie ise it won’t do you no harm. Smith becomes the bride of Mark Hryhorchuk. Both attended Texas A&M. *****Doug Ballard is A COUNTRY HELD HOSTAGE home from the hospital after being treated for Spinal Our country is based on compromise yet that’s the Meningitis. *****Lou and Arval Hebert are the one thing that’s lacking in trying to put a debt ceiling proud parents of twins, Michael and Anna. Manson deal together. It’s impossible to compromise if some- Hebert Sr. is the proud grandpaw. one says no, our way or no way. The Tea Party congressmen signed a pledge with a non-government 37 Years Ago-1974 person that no taxes would be voted for and entitleSuds Package Store, on Hwy. 87, is now owned by ments would be altered. These Tea Party congress- Ed Bacon who bought it from previous owner Roy men are hell bent on changing Social Security and Dunn. *****Clester Andrews is the Honda and would like to do away with Medicare and Medicaid UniRoyal tire dealer at 2900 MacArthur all together. If they ever get total power, that is, if Dr.*****Rebecca Duhon is the bride-elect of Stephen they can defeat President Obama, the safety net for Wolfe. *****Al Zeno had open-heart surgery in Housthe elderly and needy will no longer exist as we ton. know it. They believe entitlements should be handled through insurance companies. You can see why they are being difficult in trying to hammer out a debt 62 Years Ago-1949 ceiling deal. They would throw the country into deTom Butts buys the Yellow Cab Company from the fault. They have lost sight of the big picture and are Bass Brothers. Butts will own 33 of the 37 cars that willing to take the country over the cliff. House operate in Orange. (Editor’s note: Can you believe 37 Speaker John Boehner doesn’t have control of his cabs, now not a one. Times change.)*****J. B. Peddy caucus and he’s in a box. On Monday, he called Rush names five lifeguards for Orange’s new swimming Limbaugh to tell him what he had on the table. No pool. They are T.J. Ryan, James Wilkinson, Don doubt he was looking for Limbaugh’s help with his Leroy Young, Voughn McCollum and Charles H. Tea Party members who are loyal to Rush and listen Schnatter. to his lead. Right now Rush is the most influential voice in the Republican Party. These members are 77 Years Ago-1934 negative, often nasty, out of hand and don’t have the Julius David, 15, makes hole-in-one using a 5-iron. whole country’s best interest at heart. Meanwhile *****A $5,000 reward is issued for the arrest of John they want to kick the can down the road, keep the is- Dillinger’s five mad dogs. They are John Hamilton, sue going year around. It’s time to quit the political Charles Floyd, “Baby Face” Nelson, Homer Vangame. There’s too much at stake. No one during this Meter and Richard “Tall Man” Galatas. *****Funerentire debacle is working on jobs and the economy. al services were held for Arthur S. Bancroff, 82, OrIn fact, the Tea Party congress has not accom- ange County pioneer. plished one thing that advances the country. All they’ve done is said NO to everything and that is not A FEW HAPPENINGS progress. They are more interested in making the Congrats to Gene Smith, new Veteran’s Service President look bad than advancing the causes that Officer. We have known Gene a long time and think matter and are important to the citizens. I said last he is a good choice. He is married to the former Maryear that they would be the Republican Party’s al- ilyn Vaughn who was legal secretary for Wayne Pebatross. The Republicans got us in this mess. When veto. The couple cares for people and has always President Clinton left office he left a $5 trillion been ready to help. Gene is very knowledgeable and surplus, the national debt was $5.6 trillion after wants to do a good job. Knowing what I’ve learned 200 years. When Bush left office the $5 trillion sur- about the VA over the years it won’t be a quick turnplus was gone and the national debt had doubled to around as much as I’m sure Gene would like it to be. $11 trillion and 22 million jobs were lost, eight Also satisfying everyone is impossible. Commismillion in the last six months of the Bush/Cheney sioners Court made a good choice. We wish Gene, administration. Obama didn’t inherit a bed of roses the old sailor, happy sailing. *****On Aug. 1, Russell with that economy and two wars ongoing. For this Dillow will mark his first year anniversary as owner country to turn around, regardless of who is presi- of the Orange Sears store. The time has flown by. dent it will take compromise, working together. It Russell is very pleased with the support the store is ain’t happening. Speaker Boehner is in a box and the getting. In the past year the store has become a precongress is holding him and the country hostage. If mier Sears store, not a catalog store. What a lot of

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people are not aware of is that at a locally owned, premier store you pay 10 percent less on items than at the large Sears stores. That’s a fact. Price it than call Russell, you’ll see. Congrats to the Dillows, longtime hometown folks. *****Special folks celebrating their special day this week. Our buddy Blaze Montagne turns 12 on July 28. Over the years Blaze has furnished us with deer meat, including the back strap, from deer he killed himself. Sometimes his grandfather Johnny’s deer meat gift is short the back strap. Last week he provided us with flounder that he personally caught. Blaze is an exceptional young man. His beautiful mother is Heather, the State Farm agent. Happy birthday Blaze. ***Also celebrating on the 28th is Amber Lingo, one of our advertising representatives. You can learn how to reach more customers for less money by giving her a call here at The Record at 735-7183. Best wishes on your birthday Ms. Amber. ***Rev. Leo Anderson is really a good, caring guy. He’s sincere with his compassion and is open to anyone who needs spiritual help. A native of the Cove, he has an interesting life story. Happy birthday Rev. Leo on July 29. ***A longtime friend, going back 50 years, is Dr. Joe Majors. He and wife Mary raised their tribe in Bridge City where he was a longtime dentist and community volunteer. He served on charter organizations including the formation of Little League in the early 1960s. We are proud to call him friend. Happy birthday Doc on July 29. ***Attorney Joy Dubose Simonton, daughter of Joyce and John Dubose, big sister to brother Johnny, mother to a couple of younguns and Robert’s bride, celebrates her special day Aug. 1. Say guys, that girl deserves a party. ***The “Lion” himself, Stump Weatherford, marks another birthday Aug. 2. Everyday that he’s married to Dayle is a special gift. He doesn’t need much more. ***FaceBook friends celebrating birthdays. On July 22, Ty Manuel will be a year older; July 28 Irma Dimas; July 30, Brandi Barlow; July 31, Colby Perrodin and Aug. 2, Jean Lapeyrolie. *****Dale Parish corrected me, it seems Ernest Hemingway used a shotgun to kill himself, not a pistol. Dale is correct. Thanks, also thanks for reading The Record. *****On July 23, Amy Winehouse, 27, joined other entertainers who met their death at a young age. Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Kirt Colbane were also all 27 years old when they died. Hank Williams was only 29, Elvis was 41 years old. Amy was born Sept. 14, 1983. In most cases, if not all, the above folks threw their lives away. *****Hundreds of “Same Sex” couples wed Sunday, the first legal day to do so in New York. Other states that legalized same sex marriages are Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, Vermont and New Hampshire. I just heard Grandpa shout from the grave, “Say What!?!”*****A report should come out this week that Big Oil profits are up 40 percent to 60 percent this past quarter. Makes you a little sick at the stomach when you fill up at the pump knowing your being squeezed. *****Congrats to the Bridge City girls Junior All Star softball team. Coached by Hilton Bacon and Justin Fredrick. The girls played in the state meet and beat Bryan United in the championship game 9-0 Tuesday night. They are headed to regionals in Midland, Aug. 5-10. If they win there, it’s on to the World Series.*****The Wednesday Lunch Bunch will dine with Uncle Jim at Novrozsky’s this week and back at Robert’s Restaurant next week. Everyone is welcome. CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS On July 27, Bill Engvall will be 54; Triple H, 42 and Jonathan Rhys Meyers, 34. ***Sally Struthers will be 63 on July 28 and Elizabeth Berkley will be 39. ***Martina McBride will be 45 on July 29. ***Arnold Schwarzenegger will be 64 on July 30; Delta Burke, 55; Lisa Kudrow, 48; Hilary Swank, 37 and Jamie Pressley, 34. ***July 31, Wesley Snipes, 49 and J.K. Rowling, 46. ***July 31, Dean Cain will be 45 and Loren Dean, 42. ***On Aug. 1, Coolio will be 48 and John Carroll Lynch, 48. ***Mary-Louise Parker will be 47 on Aug. 2 and Peter O’Toole will be 79. CAJUN STORY OF THE WEEK Sostan Comeaux and Elray Thibodeaux had jus left da hamburger place and was standing at da corner waiting for da red light to change when a big flatbed truck went by loaded with rolls of St. Augustine turf. Comeaux said, “Tib, I’m going to do dat me wen I win da lotary, be rich and become a Republican.” Somewhat puzzled Thibodaux axe, “Sostan, wat you mean about dat hanh?” Well Tib, look at dat truck, me too I’m gonna send my grass off to get cut.” C’EST TOUT Things have been a little slow this week. Also a slow news week. The people I’m hearing from are concerned about what will happen with the debt ceiling. Several people are worried about their Social Security, others have asked what do I think is the best thing to do with their investments. I believe this is going to go right down to the wire. One thing the country can’t go through again in six months is another battle on the debt ceiling while the economy goes down the tank. I just hope default can be averted.*****Neighbor Cox is still suffering with his Shingles. That sickness is more common than you would believe. We ran into our longtime friend Melvin Scales who has Shingles on his face and has been fighting that battle for 14 months. He fears it might spread to his one good eye. We pray for everyone who is ill and hope better days are ahead. Check us out daily on our website . Shop the good folks in our advertising family who brought you this paper. Thanks for your time. Take care and God bless.

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Legals For The Record

Marriage licenses issued by the office of Karen Jo Vance, Orange County Clerk for the week of July 18 through July 22

Orange woman arrested for disorderly conduct Staff Report

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Friday evening, July 22, Orange police were dispatched to the 5700 block of Velma Jeter, in reference to a disturbance. Upon arrival, officers met with Loren Hughes and Tyron Wilson. Hughes told police that Wilson had called her and asked her to come to his apartment to retrieve some of Hughes personal belongings. Hughes told police that when she arrived at Wilson’s apartment, he assaulted her, throwing her against a fence and striking her in the ear. Acadian Ambulance was contacted at Hughes request and performed an evaluation of her. Hughes refused medical treatment. Wilson told police that he did not call Hughes, and said that he had been asleep when he received a call from Hughes informing him that she was in his truck. Wilson said he stepped outside and saw Hughes entering his vehicle without permission. Wilson said Hughes also removed a folder containing several important documents, including his military papers, and that Hughes took the documents to the neighboring apartment and left them when police arrived. Wilson said he had left his vehicle parked in the parking area, provided for his apartment number, with the passenger window down. The vehicle was not damaged. Wilson also told police he did not assault Hughes, but did not want to provide a statement regarding the assault. During the course of the investigation, Hughes became irate and uncooperative, and began to use loud, profane language. Hughes was taken into custody for disorderly conduct and

transported to the Orange County Jail. She advised that she would like to file charges against Wilson for the assault. Wilson advised that he would like to file charges against Hughes for the burglary of his vehicle.

Weekly Orange Police Beat Staff Report

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Officers from the Orange Police Department responded to the following calls between July 19 and the morning of July 20: Four instances of aggravated assault, non-family; five instances of burglary, forced entry, non-residence; six instances of damaged private property; three instances of drugs; two cases of suspicious persons; two cases of theft; two cases of an abandoned vehicle; two instances of mental subject; five cases of traffic accident with vehicle damage; 19 warrants were served; two fail to ID fugitive from justice; four miscellaneous incidents; three suspicious activities; two traffic accidents with injury; three instances of a robbery of a business and one robbery of a gas station; two attempted suicides; two instances of disorderly conduct; four class A offenses; other public services; Single instances included: follow up investigation; destroying evidence; weapons offenses; possession of narcotic equipment; larceny from a vehicle; criminal trespass; burglary, unlawful entry of a residence; traffic accident with private property damage; simple assault, fire alarm, assist public, assist motorist; and unattended death.

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Gold and Silver Coins Selling for Highest Prices in Over 30 Years Due to Weak Economy and It’s Happening Right Here in Orange! By KEN MCINTOSH STAFF WRITER ICCA will be placing ads in newspapers, radio and running television spots this week asking people to bring in any old silver and gold coins made before 1965. Those that bring in their coins will be able to speak with collectors one on one and have their coins looked at by a specialist. With the help of these ICCA members, offers will be made to those that have coins made before 1965. Offers will be made based on silver or gold content and the rarity of the coins. All coins made before 1965 will be examined and purchased including gold coins, silver coins, silver dollars, all types of nickels and pennies. Those that decide to sell their coins will be paid on the spot. If you are like a lot of people you might have a few old coins or even a coffee can full lying around. If you have ever wondered what they are worth now might be your chance to find out and even sell them if you choose. They could be worth a lot according to the International Coin Collectors Association also known as ICCA. Collectors will pay a fortune for some coins and currency for their collections. If it is rare enough, one coin could be worth over $100,000 according to Eric Helms, coin collector and ICCA member. One ultra rare dime, an 1894S Barber, sold for a record $1.9 million to a collector in July of 2007. While that is an extreme example, many rare and valuable coins are stashed away in dresser drawers or lock boxes around the country. The ICCA and its collector members have organized a traveling event in search of all types of coins and currency. Even common coins can be worth a significant amount due to the high price of silver and gold, says Helms. Washington quarters and Roosevelt dimes can be worth many times their face value. Recent silver markets have driven the price up on common coins made of silver. Helms explains that all half dollars, quarters and dimes made before 1965 contain 90% silver and are sought after any time silver prices rise. Right now it’s a sellers market he said. The rarest coins these collectors are looking for include $20, $10, $5 and $2 1/2 gold coins and any

coin made before 1850. These coins always bring big premiums according to the ICCA. Silver dollars are also very sought after nowadays. Other types of items the ICCA will be purchasing during this event include U.S. currency, gold bullion, investment gold, silver bars, silver rounds, proof sets, etc. Even foreign coins are sought after and will be purchased. Also at this event anyone can sell their gold jewelry, dental gold or anything made of gold on the spot. Gold is currently trading at Record Highs. Bring anything you think might be gold and the collectors will examine, test and price it for free. If you decide to sell, you will be paid on the spot – it has been an unknown fact that coin dealers have always paid more for jewelry and scrap gold than other jewelers and pawn brokers. So whether you have one coin you think might be valuable or a large collection you recently inherited, you can talk to these collectors for free. If you’re lucky you may have a rarity worth thousands. Either way there is nothing to lose and it sounds like fun! For more information on this event visit



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Deaths and Memorials To Be held:

Shannon Christina “Chrissy” Denham Orange Chrissy Denham, 41, went to be with her Savior on Saturday, July 23, at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston. Chrissy was born June 14, 1970, in Wahiawa, Hawaii . She lived in Orange for most of her life and was a graduate of West Orange-Stark High School. Chrissy was a member of Faith Missionary Baptist Church in Buna. Her smile and kindness will be greatly missed. Chrissy is survived by daughter, Tori Martin; mother, Shelia (John) Bembry; and brother Travis Miller, all of Orange; grandparents Bill and Evelyn Denham of Buna; aunts Debbie Sunderland of Lumberton, Gena (Doug) Loomis of Conroe; B.J. (Terry) Albritton, and Holly (Tim) Kelley of Buna; uncle Ron (Ginny) Denham of Bridge City. She is also survived by her 43 cousins, many great aunts and great uncles, all of whom loved her dearly. She was proud to be from a large family. Services to remember Chrissy’s life will be at 2 p.m. Friday, July 29, in the Chapel of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange with the Rev. Gene Maddox officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to assist with funeral expenses.

Gary Eugene Ray Seabrook Gary Eugene Ray, 64, of Seabrook passed away at his home. There will be a funeral service at 10 a.m., July 27, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. Interment will follow at Oak Bluff Cemetery. Mr. Ray was born July 25, 1946 in Port Arthur to Eugene Ralph and Geraldine June (Thacker) Ray. He worked for Lyondell before retiring and enjoyed genealogy and fishing. He is preceded in death by his parents and step-father, Frank Watson and is survived by his daughter, Sherry Lynn Brown and husband, Stephen; granddaughter, Sarah Rhyanne Brown all of Converse; brothers, Glenn Ray and wife, Janice of Orange and Greig Ray and wife, Kathy of Pearland; sister, Katie Ray Hinson and husband, Rick of Longview and numerous nieces, nephews and their children.

Bernard White Orange Bernard White, 71, of Orange, died Saturday, July 23, at his home. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be the Rev. Barry Bradley. Burial will follow at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Orange. Born in Orange on March 1, 1940, Bernard was the son of Joanna (Burch) and George Dewey White Sr. He served in the United States Marines and worked as a mechanic until his retirement from DuPont. Amember of the American Legion, Bernard loved hunting and guns, and he was an excellent archer and a great cook. He had a good sense of humor and was very social, but most of all, he loved his family. Preceded in death by his parents, Bernard is survived by his

ex-wife and best friend, Mary Jo White of Orange; daughters, Sydney Moreau and husband David, and Mandy White-Rogers and husband Ray, all of Orange; son, Kevin B. White of Houston; grandchildren, Mallory Adams, Matt Murphy, Tiffany Moreau, Cory Moreau, Lindsey Bryan, Sheridan Rogers, and Karly Rogers; and great-grandchildren, Layden and Camden Adams. He is also survived by his brothers, George D. White of Brusley, La., Louis C. White of Orange; sister, Violet M. Sparks of Orange; and numerous close cousins, nieces, nephews and other family. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.

Petra Pauline Almaguer Orange Petra Pauline Almaguer, 86, of Orange, passed from this life on Saturday, July 23, at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont. A memorial service to honor her life will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 28, in the Chapel of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Father Joseph P. Daleo, pastor of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Orange. Rite of Committal will follow services at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery on Meeks Drive in Orange. Born on June 6, 1925 in Orange to her parents, Inez (Abrego) Almaguer and Torivio Almaguer, she was a lifelong resident of Orange, worked as a retail clerk at Weiner’s in Orange and was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Orange. Petra was a kind and loving lady who enjoyed spending time with her family. Petra is preceded in death by her parents and her brothers, Ignacio Almaguer and Eustacio Almaguer. Those who will most cherish her memory are he daughters, Karen Lee Price and husband, David of Orange and Deborah Collins of Orange; her son, Robert Lee Fox and wife, Connie of Bridge City; her sisters, Ruby Light of Beaumont, Pomposa Galviz of Beaumont, Annette Barrentos of Orange, Ella Flores of Beaumont and Mary Welsh of Orange; her brothers, Joseph “Joe” Almaguer of Orange and Torivio “Toby” Almaguer of Nacogdoches; eight grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren.


Marvin Cecil Long Vidor Marvin Long, 83, of Vidor, died Tuesday, July 19, at Harbor Hospital of Southeast Texas in Beaumont. Funeral services were held on Friday, July 22, at Pine Forest Baptist Church, with a burial that followed at Restlawn Memorial Park in Vidor. Born on Oct. 25, 1927 and a native of Baytown, he was a longtime resident of Vidor. Marvin was a pipefitter with Local Union #195 in Nederland for 50+ years. He was a member of Pine

Forest Baptist Church in Vidor and was a avid fisherman. Marvin loved his family and was a Scout Master for Troop 191 for 45 years. Marvin was preceded in death by his first wife, Sadie Long. He is survived by his wife Joann Long; son Randy A. Long and his wife Konnie of Brookeland, Texas; grandchildren Heather Hawthorn, Ashley Cornett and Allan Long, great grandchildren Huntlee Long and Carter Hawthorn.

Pauline Higginbotham Rash Orange Pauline Higginbotham Rash, 88, of Orange, died Tuesday, July 19, at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont. Funeral services were held on Saturday, July 23, 2011, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange with the Rev. Kevin Brown of First Baptist Church of Mauriceville and the Rev. Damon Bickham of First Baptist Church of Deweyville officiating. A Graveside service followed at Liberty Hill Cemetery in San Augustine. Born in San Augustine County, Texas on April 6, 1923, Pauline was the daughter of Sam and Eula Mae (Davis) Higginbotham. She was the mother of 14 children and she worked at Mauriceville School. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Mauriceville, where she worked in the nursery and worked in every Vacation Bible School. She was a wonderful mother, wife and friend, and she never met a stranger. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ira Thomas Rash; daughters, Frances Ann Rash Hanks and LaVerne Rash; and son, Paul James Rash. Pauline is survived by her daughters, Mona Rae Lindemann, Annie Mae Rogers, Bettie Marie Rogers, Carolyn Ann Ratcliff, and Donna Kaye Merriman, all of Mauriceville, Polly Ann Roy and Christine Broussard of Orange; and sons, Thomas Ray Rash, Jerry Wayne Rash, and James Earl Rash, all of Mauriceville. She is also survived by 26 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; two great great-grandchildren; brothers, Sam Higginbotham, Floyd Higginbotham, Joe Higginbotham; and sisters, Lucille Calk, Dorothy Kelley, Peggy Shannon, and Katherine McCauley.

Rick Livingston Bridge City Richard “Rick” Leonard Livingston, 53, of Bridge City, died Wednesday, July 20, in Orange. Memorial Services were held on Monday, July 25, at Mauriceville Community Center under the direction of Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Born in Port Arthur on Jan. 8, 1958, Rick was the son of Robert and Jimmie J. (Evans) Livingston. Preceded in death by his father, Robert Livingston, Rick is survived by his mother, Jimmie Livingston; son and daughterin-law, Jonathan and Ashley Livingston of Port Neches; grandchildren, Easton and Lynleigh Livingston; and brothers and sis-

ters, Terrye Mayes of McKinney, Allison Crosby of Frisco, Kenneth Livingston of Panama City, Fla. and Cindy Lee of Bridge City.

Sue Winn DeVille Orange Sue Winn DeVille, 79, of Orange, died Thursday, July 21, at The Meadows in Orange. A Graveside Service were held Saturday, July 23, at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Orange with the Rev. Jeff Bell officiating. Born in Stanley, La. on Jan. 28, 1932, Sue was the daughter of Grady and Ruby (Wilson) Morris. She was a nurse and received her LVN from Lamar State College - Orange. She preceded in death by her husband, John Winn Sr. and sister, Blanche Broussard. Sue is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, John and Dianne Winn, Jr.; daughter and son-in-law, Jamie and Thomas Massa; and son and daughterin-law, Steve and Stacy Winn. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Rashona Rush and husband, Mike, Alecia Gamble all of Orange, Melissa Herman and husband, Drew of Bridge City, and Robyn Massa of Orange; six great-grandchildren, Hunter, Kaitlyn, Brennan, Lanie, Kinsley and Carlos; sister, Cary Amos Podewitz of Florida; and numerous nephews and a niece.

Anthony Cuccio Bridge City Anthony August Cuccio, 86, of Bridge City, passed away T hur sday, July 21, at The Meadows in Orange. A Mass of Christian Burial was held. on Monday, July 25, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Orange, with the Rev. Joseph P. Daleo officiating. Burial followed at St. Mary Cemetery in Orange. Born in Crowley, La. on Aug. 14, 1924, he was the son of Anthony Charles and Sadie Cuccio. He moved to Orange in 1946, where he shared a home with his wife and two daughters. As a young man he proudly served our country in the United States Army during World War II. He worked at the U.S. Naval Base as an electrician, where he retired. Anthony also worked a short time at West Orange Stark School District. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and of the V.F.W. in Orange, Texas. Anthony, who was also called “Tony” by friends and family, was very proud of his family and his Italian heritage. He was happily married for more than 65 years, and was very proud of his daughters. Anthony enjoyed playing cards and dominos with family and friends. He enjoyed fishing, shrimping and hunting. We are all so grateful to have had him in our lives. Anthony was a loving son, husband, father, grandfather and greatgrandfather. He will be missed by all family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his beautiful wife of over 65 years, Gladys Cuccio. Those here to cherish his memory are his daughters and sons-inlaw, Phyllis and Danny Green of Bridge City and Cathy and Burt Allman of Bedford, Texas; grandchildren, Charles Cessac and wife, Gina, Jeffery Allman and wife, Mandy, Christopher Allman and wife, Sondra; and great-grandchildren, Anthony, Collin and Andrew Cessac and Zoe Allman. Others who will cherish his memory are sisters, Rose Boudreaux, Eleanor Premeaux; brothers, Frank Cuccio and Charlie Cuccio; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Ray Joseph (“Pa Pa”) Orange


Ray J. Donnaud, 86, of Orange, died Friday, July 22, at M.D. Anderson in Houston. Funeral Services were held on Tuesday, July 26, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange with Major Elda Flores of the Salvation Army officiating. Burial followed at Wilkinson Cemetery in Orange. Born in Orange on Sept. 1, 1924, Ray was the son of Orange Café owners, Charles and Theolin Donnaud, from whom he learned his work ethic and his skill at cooking barbeque. Like many of his generation, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the European Theater. He worked at U.S. Steel as a Boilermaker for 27 years, was a member of the Orange County Historical Society, and was a life member of the V.F.W in Orange. Pa Pa loved the Lord and served Him as a member and volunteer for the Orange Salvation Army. Even in retirement, Pa Pa Donnaud continued to find things that needed his attention. From helping in shop classes at Little Cypress Mauriceville and Orangefield High Schools to cooking briskets for friends and family, Pa Pa was always ready to share his knowledge and skills. He was always happy to help anyone on any project. A carpenter and woodworker, he served as unofficial supervisor during the construction of several of his family’s homes. Pa Pa enjoyed working with his hands, fishing and providing for his family. Ray was preceded in death

by his granddaughter, Danielle Huggins; brothers, Charles and Tommy Donnaud and Alan Leblanc; and sister Esther Pace. Ray is survived by his wife of 64 years, Sue Donnaud; daughter and son-in-law, Sheila and Mack Smith of Orange; sons and daughters-in-law, Charles and Charlotte Donnaud of Orange, Tom and Nancy Donnaud of College Park; Md., and Mike and Cheryl Donnaud of Orange. He is also survived by his granddaughters, Meredith Seay, Melinda Gipson, Allison Ward, Kerri Arrington, Brandi Donnaud and Mary McKay; grandsons, Walker Donnaud, Travis Donnaud, and Micah Smith; eleven great-grandchildren, Garrett and Grant Morrell, Cooper Ray Donnaud, Mallory Huggins, Dayne Seay, Megan McKay, Mike McKay, Jace Gipson, Lane Gipson, Gracie Donnaud and Parker Ann Donnaud; brother, James S. Donnaud of Orange; and sister, Dolly McRight of Orange.

Luella Marie Broussard Vidor Luella Broussard, 79, of Vidor, died Monday, July 18, at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. A mass of Christian burial was celebrated on Saturday, July 23, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, with burial that followed at Restlawn Memorial Park in Vidor. Luella was born on Nov. 30, 1931 in Jeanerrete, La., and was a longtime resident of Vidor. She graduated from Stark High School in Orange and from St. Mary School of Nursing in Port Arthur. She later worked at Hotel Dieu Hospital in Beaumont and was retired from Baptist Hospital as an Registered Nurse after 23 years. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Vidor and a past member of St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica in Beaumont, where she was a member of the Catholic Daughters. She was also involved in leadership positions with the Boy’s and Girl’s Scouts, where she received numerous awards. Luella was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years Raymond Broussard. She is survived by her sons Jerry Andrew Broussard of Nederland, Alan Gregory Broussard of Vidor, Charles Broussard Sr. and his wife Candie of Call, Texas, Kenneth Broussard of Vidor; daughter Cindy Emmert of Nederland; brothers Clifford Bodin of Bridge City, Joe Bodin of Orange and Frederick Bodin of Gilbert, Ariz.; sister Debbie Bodin Lane of Cypress, Texas; 11 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.


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Allergy triggering foods Staff Report

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Food allergies are something often associated with children. That’s because most children grow out of their food allergies early in childhood. However, not all youngsters see their allergies go away, and many adults have allergic reactions to food throughout their lives. Though it’s possible for any food to trigger an allergy, most foods will not. Allergic reactions to food are, more often than not, triggered by the following foods. 1. Peanuts: While some kids outgrow a peanut allergy, it’s often lifelong. One of the most common causes of food allergy, peanuts can cause anaphylaxis, a life-threatening reaction. Such severe side effects is one reason medical professionals often recommend people with peanut allergies avoid even the tiniest amounts of peanuts. Even a trace of peanuts can cause severe reactions, so it’s sometimes best to avoid tree nuts as well. These include almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, Brazil nuts, and cashew nuts. Crude peanut oil might also contain peanut allergens, and many people with peanut allergies avoid such oil as a result. 2. Eggs: Many children with an egg allergy outgrow it by the time they become toddlers. However, some have such a severe egg allergy they cannot even be around when someone is cooking eggs. Cooking the eggs can destroy the allergens most people react to, but cooking won’t necessarily kill all of them. People with an egg allergy should check labels when visiting the grocery store, as products like ice cream, hot dogs, mayonnaise, and some pastas are hidden sources of eggs and can trigger an allergy. 3. Milk: A milk allergy is

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Following the drought of record of the 1950s, Texas built dozens of reservoirs designed to maintain an adequate water supply should another drought of equal severity occur. That time has come, and the coming months will reveal if those reservoirs are equal to the task. As shown by the thunderstorms that swept across extreme North Texas in early summer and boosted water levels in lakes around Dallas-Fort Worth, one exceptional rain event can go far toward relieving an exceptional drought, at least in the short term. But we can’t control the weather, and only one other part of the state has been blessed with reservoir-filling rains since the drought began in earnest in 2010. “Heavy rainfall in the Rio Grande watershed in 2010 filled both Amistad and Falcon International Reservoirs,” said Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) Inland Fisheries biologists Randy Myers. “Amistad is currently two to three feet below conservation pool, and Falcon is about 15 feet low. Angler access remains excellent at both. With the current drought, water levels in both reservoirs should decrease but not reach problematic levels this year.” Everywhere else across the state, TPWD fisheries managers are dealing with what appears to have the potential to become the new drought of record. [For current information on drought status, visit the Texas Water Development Board’s web site.] “Some Hill Country lakes have been severely affected by the drought,” said TPWD biologist Marcos De Jesus. “Lakes Travis, Buchanan and Canyon are nearing record lows. The biggest problem in this area is access as lake levels fall below the point where boat ramps are usable.” [The TPWD web site provides

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Fisher (San Angelo) have dried up. “Lake Meredith is listed at zero percent capacity, though it still covers about 2,000 acres,” said TPWD biologist Charlie Munger. “Low water levels have concentrated the fish, so walleye fishing was very good this year. Unfortunately, golden alga has impacted the catfish fishery. “Lake Alan Henry is the one bright spot in the High Plains, as it is about 86 percent full,” Munger continued. “A pipeline to Lubbock now under construction will be completed in 2012 and will greatly impact water levels, but right now the reservoir is doing well. Largemouth bass anglers reported good catches this spring.” O. H. Ivie Reservoir, the leader in entries into the Toyota ShareLunker program the last two seasons, is at 24 percent capacity, but anglers are still doing well, according to Jerry Hunter, manager of Elm Creek Village Marina. “Ivie is 33 feet low, but we still have 17 feet of water over the end of our ramp,” Hunter said. “Fishing is pretty slow, which is typical of summertime, but we usually see at least one double-digit fish a week.” Other Panhandle and West Texas reservoirs range from less than one percent capacity (E.V. Spence, near San Angelo) to 46 percent full (Oak Creek Reservoir, near Sweetwater). “High evaporation rates and abstraction for municipal water supply are taking a toll,” said TPWD fisheries biologist Mukhtar Farooqi. “However, low water levels concentrate prey species that sportfish can take advantage of, and by the same token, sportfish should be easier for anglers to locate. Anglers can also take advantage of low water levels to mark structures using their GPS units and then target these areas when water levels rise.” Low water levels can actually be beneficial to reservoir fisheries in the long run, as pointed out by several TPWD fisheries biologists. “Long-term benefits come from the establishment of terrestrial vegetation along shorelines that will provide a nutrient boost when lakes fill again,” said De Jesus. In the short term, lower lake levels do impact fish reproduction, said TPWD fisheries biologist Craig Bonds. “Degraded habitat will likely result in poor reproductive success for many sport and prey fishes,” he said. “However, one poor year class does not pose long-term problems.” “When the rains do come and reservoir water levels are suitable, TPWD will stock fish to rebuild the fisheries, taking advantage of the new habitat created by flooded terrestrial vegetation that took hold when lake levels were low,” explained Farooqi. TPWD’s five freshwater fish hatcheries are making plans to be ready to restock reservoirs when levels rise, but they are facing their own set of challenges due to the drought. “So far hatchery operations have not been impacted,” said Todd Engeling, director of hatchery operations for TPWD. “Our ability to divert water for hatchery production is obviously a key factor in sustaining hatchery operations,” he added. “In general, hatchery operations are considered to be non-consumptive, since 95 percent or more of the water diverted is typically returned. If the drought continues, we will most likely see impacts first at the A.E. Wood Fish Hatchery in San Marcos, where our ability to divert water from the San Marcos River is significantly reduced as flows drop in the river. 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Whenever major league baseball’s annual trading deadline rolls around on the last day in July, it generally involves the real good teams that are contending for a division pennant and the real lousy teams that already are out of the playoff picture. Unfortunately, our Houston Astros fall in the latter category and will become sellers instead of buyers as Sunday’s trading deadline nears. In fact, the defending World Champion San Francisco Giants got a head start on the field by snapping up Houston’s veteran starting second baseman Jeff Keppinger last week in return for a pair of minor league pitching prospects, 25-year old Henry Sosa and 22-year-old Jason Stoffel, a fourth-round draft choice in 2009. The trade opened a spot on the Astros’ 25man roster that was filled with 21-year-old second sacker Jose Altuve, who leads all of the minor leagues with a .389 combined batting average (139-for-357). Keppinger was batting .307 with four home runs and 20 RBI in 43 games this season. The Astros bought Altuve’s contract from Class AA Corpus Christi and received relief from the balance of Keppinger’s $2.3 million salary this season. The addition of Altuve and 20-year old Jordan Lyles lowered the average age of the Astros to somewhere in the middle 20’s. Major league scouts from contending teams have been flocking at the Astros’ games the past couple of weeks looking at some of the Houston players. The most interest seems to be in speedy outfielders Hunter Pence and Michael Bourn plus veteran pitchers Brett Myers and Wandy Rodriguez. According to last Friday’s edition of the Houston Chronicle, the Astros are listening to teams interested in Pence, but they will have to offer a lot. Pence would be a good fit


The story this past week for Sabine Lake fishermen was being in the right place at the right time. While that pretty well sums up fishing any time, there was no “so-so” bite. It was very much a case of feast or famine. The better trout started showing up again immediately following the recent rains, and we spent more time chasing them than flounder for the first time in quite a while. The flounder bite hasn’t been as addicting lately and it had been a while since we had been able to catch trout on a consistent basis. The only problem was that you had to be in the right place at the right time to take advantage of that bite, and there were several different places that you wanted to be at the same time. There were trout eating Geaux Dogs and Super Spooks on the shallow flats bordering the ICW, trout eating Swim Baits and tails on the revetment walls, and trout chasing down Crazy Croakers and tails under the massive schools of bait in the open lake. If you started in the wrong place, however, the best bite of the three may be over before you could check out another pattern. Add to that the fact that the redfish were also schooling in the same areas and you were reluctant to leave for fear that they would surface while you were running to another spot! While it seems like there is no end to new COLBURN PAGE 2B


Trout bite on Sabine Lake has improved with recent rains.

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Cotton’s second annual ultimate challenge Colburn: Fishing From Page 1B

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ay Cotton is an old rodeo cowboy. As you enter his popular Texas Longhorn Entertainment complex greeting you on the wall is “Cotton’s Dream.” It is a mural with pictures and text that gives a little of Cotton’s history and his dream of providing a great rodeo venue. The large nightclub has an indoor three bucking chute arena that has been the scene of some fine nights of bulls versus cowboys. Cotton’s next rodeo venture was the construction of the Texas Longhorn Outdoor Arena. The arena boasts five bucking chutes, arena bleacher seating, a roping chute, and the best sound system in the region. The arena was designed by Coleman Peveto based on Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association specifications. Last year Cotton and his rodeo director Peveto brought to the arena a thumbnail view of a cattle drive. Cotton was the owner of a herd of Longhorn steers. Peveto rounded up a herd of local cowboys and cowgirls, to serve as drovers. Cotton’s Ultimate Challenge was born. On the night of the first annual challenge the drovers brought in the herd, drove them around the arena and held them in the center of the arena for a few minutes, then drove them out. The challenge part of the night was over 40 bull riders trying to win $1,000 of Cotton’s money and a $500 custom buckle. The first challenge turned out to be the largest bull riding in the area, even outpacing a Professional Bull Riding event in Beaumont. Cotton and Peveto decided that since the 2010 event was so successful they would repeat the challenge this year and try to make it an annual event thereafter. Cotton sold off his Longhorn steers, but had some cows and calves that could be used. Peveto, a veteran of over 30 years behind the rodeo microphone, is well respected in the rodeo world. He has no problem using his contact list to get personnel for a rodeo. Drovers would be no problem. Dan Harris offered to bring his antique covered wagon to serve in the position of the chuck wagon on the trail drive. Peveto liked the idea, and the 2011 show was on the books. After one night of working by the drovers, the herd of cows and calves was deemed ready for the lights and noise of the show. Over 45 bull riders signed the books. Peveto hired longtime rodeo clown

Lance Coleman, Jody Pape, and Bubba Tacker going in for the save. RECORD PHOTO: Mike Louviere

Rodney Price of Palestine, Texas for the funny man portion of the event. Showtime was July 23. Harris’ driver worked the wagon team for a short time in the holding pasture at the rear of the arena. There was nothing left but to start the show. A very unique part of the opening was the prayer by E. Dale Lee, pastor of the Orange County Cowboy Church. A wooden cross was carried to the center of the arena. Lee came out leading a horse, approached the cross and knelt to give the prayer. The scene was taken from the logo of the Cowboy Church, a cowboy and his horse kneeling before a cross. The display was impressive and probably caused more rodeo fans to pay attention to the opening prayer than they usually do. After the prayer, Cotton and Peveto made a special presentation of a custom buckle to Bubba Tacker. The honor was in recognition of Tacker’s many years of service at the Longhorn protecting the cowboys. The bull riding started with two steer riders, followed by two junior bull riders, then the big boys and the big bulls. The number on the books approached 40, all would ride in the “long go” and the top ten would come back for the “short go.” That

was where the winner would walk away with the money and the buckle. Peveto had arranged to bring in the best pen of bulls to date at the Longhorn. He used four stock contractors and told them he wanted good bulls. They did not disappoint. Most of the bulls had a high degree of difficulty, something every bull rider wants and dreads at the same time. A difficult bull means good points. As a group, these bulls were the best buckers seen in a long time. Several of the bulls would buck so hard that all four legs would be in the air at the same time. One bull went so high and came down so hard that the rider needed the assistance of the on-site paramedic to leave the arena. Only about six of the pen were the spinners that one usually sees. They can be hard to ride, but are not as dramatic as the rough buckers. The rough buckers were giving some bone-jarring landings. Longtime Longhorn bullfighter Bubba Tacker headed a team of three bullfighters, joined by Jody Pape, and Lance Coleman. The bullfighters had a rough night. There were a number of hangs-ups and charges after the dismount by the rider. COTTON’S ULTIMATE CHALLENGE PAGE 3B

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Kaz: Trading deadline may affect Astros for the Boston Red Sox, Philadelphia Phillies and Atlanta Braves, all of which are shopping for a right fielder. “Since Bourn is among the newest additions to agent Scott Boras’ stable, the Astros may be best getting something for him before he hits the free agent market,” the Chronicle pointed out. Possible teams courting Bourn include the Washington Nationals, Cleveland Indians and Atlanta Braves. Rodriguez and Myers both sport hefty, long-term contracts that the Astros may be asked to eat some of the salary on, but teams needing a crafty lefty include the New York Yankees, Cincinnati Reds and Detroit Tigers. Myers would be good for any team not afraid to take a flyball pitcher who leads the major leagues in home runs surrendered. In an article written by former Houston Astros’ manager Larry Dierker for, he points out that “when you rebuild a team like the Astros, you attempt to fill your needs with young players and Pence and Bourn are both only 28 years old. “If they were five years older, they would likely join the pennant race in another city in August. That’s what happened to Roy Oswalt and Lance Berkman last season,” the article continued. Perhaps the hottest commodity during this final week of the trading deadline is former Astro and present New York Mets outfielder Carlos Beltran. He was also pursued heavily after his stint with Houston, when he chose the Mets over the Astros a few years ago. According to Jim Heyman of Sports Illustrated, the San Francisco Giants, Philadelphia Phillies and Atlanta Braves are the teams leading the Beltran sweepstakes. Heyman also mentions that the Milwaukee Brewers are involved as well. “The Phillies are the best team in baseball and won’t be affected that much if they don’t land Beltran,” wrote Eric Bowman of on Friday. “Adding Beltran would strengthen the Phillies’ offense and make all teams fear them even more heading into the postseason.

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“The Atlanta Braves have the best shot at landing Beltran, but it’s the San Francisco Giants who desperately need a power hitter. The Giants rank 26th in hitting and if they expect to defend their World Series title, then they need to make a deal for Beltran now. “The Mets really want some of the Braves’ top pitching prospects, which is why Atlanta has the best chance at landing Beltran,” the article concluded. But as far as the Astros are concerned, let’s hope the Jeff Keppinger trade is the only raid of Houston’s starting players. If they expect to start building a winning franchise, it must have a nucleus of players like Hunter Pence and Michael Bourn. Otherwise they’re looking six-toten years down the road. KWICKIES...Former Oklahoma head basketball coach Kelvin Sampson has re-surfaced as the lead assistant for Houston Rockets’ new head man Kevin McHale. Sampson, 55, posted a 279-109 record with the Sooners from 1994-2006. He had been cited for exceeding the number of phone calls permitted to recruits under NCAA rules while he

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Cowboy protection was definitely of the professional level. Pape took three “hits for the team.” He was usually the first one in and the last one out on a hang-up, he was chased and hooked all night. Coleman took a hard shot to the back trying to out maneuver a big bad bull. Fortunately the hooking threw Coleman away from the bull and towards the fence. Pape, Coleman, and Tacker took a variety of hits, protecting the bull riders. At the night’s end all walked out of the arena under their own power. At the close of the long go, Josh Barrentine was in the lead with 89 points. There were only three other covered rides. Those four were in the short go. The other six places was by the luck of the draw. The short go was a tough one for most of the riders. They were faced with the best bulls of the night. Any rider that covered one of these bulls would have to be in control of his ride and be able to hang tough on the bull’s back. Jacob Constance was the winner of the short go. The grinning cowboy took home Cotton’s money and the custom Broken Arrow Silver Company buckle designed by Peveto. Another chapter of Cotton’s Dream had closed.

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It’s never too hot to think about hunting season OUTDOORS-WEEKLY CAPT. CHUCK UZZLE FOR THE RECORD

The mercury in the thermometer shows temperatures creeping towards triple digits and everybody you look at appears to have just emerged from a swimming pool. The heat waves along the road and the hood of my truck cannot dampen my enthusiasm as I put down my cell phone and relay the news to my son Hunter, “we are getting 16 days for teal season” I proclaim as Hunter does a makeshift victory dance in the front seat. The population count on teal exceeded the magic number proclaimed by the USFWS so the Texas hunters will be blessed with seven extra days to hunt these little birds affectionately known as “marsh missiles” or “rice rockets.” Let it be known that we have officially started the countdown to September at my house and all is right with the world. I know I am getting ahead of myself but after suffering through months of no hunting it’s great to actually hear about topics concerning the sport. Hunters all over the state begin to get restless as the heat of summer makes us all long for cooler days and open seasons.

The census count on teal is high enough to provide for the longer season but that may be just a product of skewed numbers. Last years ultra high population is carrying over to this year’s numbers and that means birds that are one year older and one year wiser, much the same way snow geese get season after season. The amount of young birds will be less than last year and the effect that has on season success remains to be seen. Locally a few hunters have already begun to stake out claims on prime marsh ponds and some have even begun to improve vegetation surrounding potential blind locations. Hunters who take the time and effort to make the area around their blinds look as natural as possible will almost always kill more birds. Synthetic materials and blinds made out in the wide open that resemble “taco stands” may be easily accessible but they don’t produce, more often than not they actually flare more birds away than anything. Hunters need to realize these birds have seen so many set up’s along the migration south that attention to detail is critical. By starting on these projects well in advance of the season opener hunters can perfect the set up and spend more time scouting as opening day gets closer.

City of Orange Swim Team takes honors STAFF REPORT FOR THE RECORD

The City of Orange Swim Team has competed weekly throughout the summer each Saturday at the “Butch” Thomas Natatorium in Beaumont against the Beaumont Area, Vidor Area, Spindletop, and Beaumont Country Club swim teams. The team wrapped up their summer swim season on Saturday, July 23 with a Championship Meet. The C.O.S.T. team placed third in overall team points for the season. Swimmers

BCHS Class of 1991 to hold 20 year reunion The 1991 graduating class of Bridge City High will hold their 20 year class reunion on the weekend of Aug. 12-13. There will be a private party at Madison’s in Beaumont at 8 p.m. on Aug. 12. A family skating party will be held at Spinnin’ Wheels in Orange at 11 a.m. on Aug. 13. The reunion will end with a party at Sunset Grove Country Club in Orange at 7 p.m. on Aug. 13. Please go to their web site at for all details. For more information, e-mail Malinda Boudreaux, and Christy Dobranski at

from the five teams were awarded trophies for first through third place for overall individual points in age groups earned during the season. The following C.O.S.T. swimmers were awarded trophies: Presley Alexander - first place (girl 7-8 year old), Jace Peveto - second place (boy 7-8 year old), Nicholas Anthony - second place (boy 9-10 year old), and Paige Perales second place (girl 15-16 year old). The C.O.S.T. team consisted of: Connor Alexander, Jordan Alexander, Presley Alexander, Nicholas Anthony, Olivia

Basinger, Kristen Blanke, Emily Blanke, Megan Brezenski, Bradley Brezenski, Abby Cart, Elash Colbert, Michael Dupre, Jordan Dodson, Brittany Fredregill, Brianna Graham, Cole Hinson, Justin Hinson, Ricki King, Blake LeBlanc, Maddi LeBlanc, Abbi LeDoux, Chase LeDoux, Josi Ordoyne, Patton Peveto, Jace Peveto, Paige Perales, Shelby Perales, Caitlyn Sulak, John Paul Sulak, Kaitlin Thayer, Madison Thayer, Jonathan Umbenhaur, Kayla Umbenhaur, Ashley Umbenhaur, and Ana Mari Warrner.

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Another very important part of the upcoming season that needs to be accounted for is your dogs conditioning. Summer heat is tough on dogs so limit training sessions to early and late in the day to minimize the stress caused by heat. Frequent short training sessions are much better than prolonged efforts in high heat, keep an eye on your dog and be sure to have plenty of water on hand. Some dogs get out of shape during the off season and just like the owners gain a few extra pounds so this is the perfect time to get your dog back down to hunting season weight. As much as we all like to bring our dogs with us when we head out to the lease please be aware of the alligator situation at this time of the year. The local marshes are full of gators right now and the big lakes have their fair share of the big reptiles as well so please be wary. Nothing in the world is worse for a hunter than to loose their dog and loosing one to a gator has got to be perhaps the worst way you could loose one. In the mean time according to the calendar we only have a few weeks until the magic month of September when hunting season cranks back up again and it will be here much sooner than you think.

The Record • Week of Wednesday, July 27, 2011

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Farmers’ Market expands to Wednesdays

Rape and Suicide Crisis Center to offer support group meetings

The Orange County Farmers’ Market has opened for the season and expanded to include Wednesdays from 4-7 p.m., in addition to the usual 6:30-10 a.m. on Saturdays. The market ends when the produce is sold out, which is often earlier than the times shown. The following items are now available: okra, eggplant, pears, banana peppers, a variety of jams, jellies, and canned vegetables, fresh eggs, local honey, baked goods, granola, blueberry lemonade, Gulf shrimp, and house plants. Peas should be plentiful in about two weeks. The market is held in the parking lot in front of Big Lots on MacArthur Drive. For additional information, contact Texas AgriLife at 882-7010.

The Rape and Suicide Crisis Center of Southeast Texas will be hosting a support group for female survivors of sexual assault the first and third Wednesday of every month, starting at 5:30 p.m. Meetings will be held at the Foundation of Southeast Texas building, located at 700 North St. in downtown Beaumont. To RSVP or for further information, please contact the Crisis Center at 409-832-6530.

BC HS Class of 1991 to hold 20 year reunion

The 1991 graduating class of Bridge City High will hold their 20 year class reunion on the weekend of Aug. 12-13. There will be a private party at Madison’s in Beaumont at 8 p.m. on Aug. 12. A family skating party will be held at Spinnin’ Wheels in Orange at 11 a.m. on Aug. 13. The reunion will end with a party at Sunset Grove Country Club in Orange at 7 p.m. on Aug. 13. Early bird ticket prices are $40 for individuals and $75 for couples by June 15. Please go to their web site at for all details. For more information, e-mail Malinda Boudreaux, and Christy Dobranski at

2011 Fontenot and Pitre Family Reunion The 2011 Fontenot and Pitre Family Reunion will be held on Saturday and Sunday, July 30 and 31 at the Martin Luther King Recreational Center, located at 2009 N. Simmons Street in Lake Charles, La. (take the exit for Enterprise Blvd or Opelousas Street off of IH-10). The family will gather on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and the family plans on attending church on Sunday, but those attending will be informed of which church on Saturday. Those attending are asked to donate $40 per family or $20 per person. For more information, please call Ms. Dorothy Pitre Richard at home 409-988-0164, cell 409-221-7873; or Betty Woods at home 337-433-3087.


Families Sought to Host HS Exchange Students

On Thursday, Aug. 4, the American Legion Post 49, 108 Green Ave., Orange will host a lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The lunch will include smoked chicken quarter, dirty rice, coleslaw, green beans, bread and dessert for $7 per plate. Walk-ins welcome and delivery is also available. Please call 409-886-9861 after noon on Wednesday, Aug 3 and before 9 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 4 for delivery. All proceeds go back into the American Legion Post 49, which is a non-profit Veteran organization.

SHARE! is looking for HOST PARENTS to host international exchange students for the 2011/2012 fall semester or school year. The students speak English, are covered by medical insurance and have spending money for their personal experiences. Host families provide a bed, meals, as well as friendship, understanding, and a genuine desire to share the American way of life. SHARE! families are diverse! Traditional two-parent families (with or without children), single parents or adults, and retired couples are wonderful host families. High school aged boys and girls from over 20 countries will be arriving late August to attend local high schools while living with their host family. Persons interested in hosting or obtaining more information can contact Yvette Coffman at 800-941-3738 or visit

BCISD to administer Credit by Examination

American Legion of host pool tournament

John C. Dubose holding up a 30 pound Spanish Mackerel.

American Legion to host luncheon Aug. 4

Bridge City ISD, in accordance with Chapter 74.24 TAC, will administer the Texas Tech University Credit by Examination Tests. Testing dates will be December 6, 7 and 8, 2011 and June 5, 6 and 7 2012. Students in grades first through fifth will be allowed to take each of the five tests (Math, Science, Language Arts, Reading, and Social Studies) at the elementary level with-

On July 16, Jay Trotter (left) of Gator Guide Services, took John C. Dubose, Dr. S. Mark Messer and Pct. 3 Orange County Commissioner John P. Dubose out for a fishing trip in Venice, La. Their trip was a success COURTESY PHOTOS.

The American Legion Lloyd Grubbs Post 49, located at 108 Green Ave. in Orange, will be hosting a pool tournament every Friday from 7 p.m. to midnight. There is a ten player maximum. The community is encouraged to join in the fun and free food to help support the Veterans. For more information, call 409-3304847.

$200 million in savings to Entergy Texas customers to be explained

Staff Report

For The Record

Officials with Entergy Texas, Inc. say savings from the company’s plans to join a regional transmission organization will result in as much as an estimated $1.4 billion to customers of Entergy Corporation’s six utility operating companies. Of those estimates, about $200 million is expected to flow back to Southeast Texas customers. And on July 28, those savings and how they will be realized will take center stage when company officials and members of the Public Utility Commission of Texas meet in a technical conference to discuss Entergy’s proposal to join the Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator, Inc. The meeting is expected to be wide-ranging with questions submitted by other interested parties to be addressed. The conference will be held in Austin and is posted as an open meeting of the PUCT, meaning those interested may watch the proceedings through streaming video that will be made available on the commission’s website, when

the meeting begins at 9:30 a.m., Thursday, July 28. “I am looking forward to the opportunity to confer with commissioners and explain our decision and why we think it is a good, common-sense choice that represents a win-win for Entergy Texas and our customers,” said Jack Blakley, vice president, regulatory affairs, Entergy Texas, Inc. “Joining MISO, one of the largest regional transmission organizations in the United States, means three things for our residential, commercial and industrial customers: continued reliability, lower costs and greater access to a supply of electricity made from a more diverse fuel mix. MISO brings more options, more efficiency and more experience that will enhance our service to customers.” Blakley explained that the federal government began encouraging the formation of regional transmission organizations a number of years ago for the purpose of more efficiently managing the flow of electricity on the high voltage lines over large, well-defined areas. “Entergy Texas will continue to own and be responsible for maintaining its high-voltage transmission lines,” Blakley said. “The same is true of the distribution lines that serve the homes and businesses in Southeast Texas. We will still have the same responsibility and commitment we do today to provide safe, reli-

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Events For The Record TUS Hospital - St. Mary Outpatient Center 3701 Hwy 73 @ 9th Ave, Port Arthur, 409-9839:30 a.m. - Wild Wednesday: 1621 Who’s Polluted the River? at 5:00 p.m. - Science Cafe at Shangri La Botanical Gardens Logon Cafe 3805 Calder Ave2111 West Park Ave, Orange, nue, Beaumont, 409-951-6720 409.670.9799 CAPACITY 5:00 p.m. - Pioneering Women 2011 Media Party at The MET 10:30 a.m. - Dig Up A Good Beaumont Club 590 Orleans, Book Weekly Program -Wil- Beaumont, 409-835-3481 lard Library at Elmo Willard 6:00 p.m. - MCM ELEGAN“TRADEWINDS” Library Meeting Room 3590 E TE’S Lucas Drive, Beaumont, 409- PUB Presents Kris Harper at Tradewinds Tavern at the 892-4988 10:30 a.m. - Dig Up A Good MCM Elegante Hotel 2355 Book Weekly Program-The- I10 at Washington, Beaumont, odore Johns Library at The- 409-842-3600 odore Johns Library 4255 7:00 p.m. - Jerrod Nieman In Fannett Road, Beaumont, 409- Concert at Dixie Dance Hall 236 Crockett Street , Beau842-5223 10:30 a.m. - Greater Beau- mont, 409-833-4002 mont Chamber of Commerce 7:30 p.m. - Wizard of Oz at Ribbon Cutting Beaumont Port Arthur Little Theater Orthodonic Specialists at 4701 Jimmy Johnson Blvd, Beaumont Orthodonic Spe- Port Arthur, 409-727-7258 cialists 3954 Eastex Fwy, 7:30 p.m. - Live Music by the Gringos on the Cabana PaBeaumont 12:00 p.m. - Painting Subject: tio at The Grill 6680 Calder, Teacher’s Back to School Par- Beaumont, 409-866-0039 ty!! at Painting With A Twist 7:30 p.m. - B B & Co Featuring 229 Dowlen, Beaumont, 409- Britt Godwin & Bubba Moore - Classic Country at MacK866-0399 4:00 p.m. - Orange County enzie’s Pub 229 Dowlen Road Farmers’ Market in the Big #9B, Beaumont, 409-866-2288 Lots Parking Lot on MacArthur Drive in Orange. July 27 - Wednesday 6:00 p.m. - MCM ELEGANTE’S “TRADEWINDS” PUB Presents Jimmy Kaiser at 9:00 a.m. - Mental Health First Tradewinds Tavern at the Aid Workshop at Spindletop MCM Elegante Hotel 2355 MHMR North Campus 6555 I10 at Washington, Beaumont, S. 8th Street, Beaumont, 409784-5483 409-842-3600 6:00 p.m. - Choice Cut Ribeye 10:00 a.m. - Volunteer TrainSteak Special at MacKenzie’s ing Class at Hospice House Pub 229 Dowlen Rd Ste 9b , 2450 North Major Drive, Beaumont, 409-840-5640 Beaumont, 409-866-2288 6:30 p.m. - Scott McGill 6:30 p.m. - Book Signing for LIVE at MacKenzie’s Pub 229 “Flint” by Bob Maninger at Dowlen Rd # 9B, Beaumont, Beaumont Public Library 801 Pearl Street, Beaumont, 409(409) 866-2288 838-6606 7:00 p.m. - Sock Hop Dance at July 27 - Wednesday Spindletop Center Rec. Room 655 South 8th, Beaumont, 9:00 a.m. - Mental Health First 409-784-5400 Aid Workshop at Spindletop 7:00 p.m. - American Legion MHMR North Campus 6555 Post 49 Pool Tournament. 108 S. 8th Street, Beaumont, 409- Green Ave. 409-330-4847. 7:00 p.m. - Little River Band 784-5483 11:00 a.m. - Trinity UMC And Air Supply Live in ConPrincess Tea Party at Trin- cert at Nutty Jerry’s 18291 ity United Methodist Church Englin, Winnie, 877-643-7508 3430 Harrision @ 19th, Beau- 7:30 p.m. - Wizard of Oz at Port Arthur Little Theater mont, 409-892-8121 11:30 a.m. - Good News About 4701 Jimmy Johnson Blvd, BadWE Knees & Hips at CHRIS- Port Arthur, 409-727-7258 SELL

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Saratoga, 409-951-6720 6:30 p.m. - Bridge City-Orangefield Ministerial Alliance Community Summer Singing. Held at First Baptist Church in Orangefield. 7:00 p.m. - Cowboy Church of Orange County to host part three of the Buckle Series Playday. 673 FM 1078 in Orange. 409-745-0656 or 409-313-6621. 7:00 p.m. - Movie in the Park - Babe Zaharias Park: “The Karate Kid” at Babe Zaharias Park 1750 IH 10 East, Beaumont 7:30 p.m. - Wizard of Oz at Port Arthur Little Theater 4701 Jimmy Johnson Blvd, Port Arthur, 409-727-7258 July 27 - Wednesday 7:30 p.m. - Live Music by Little Ray & Blue Sonics on the Ca6:30 a.m. - Orange County bana Patio at The Grill 6680 Farmers’ Market in the Big Calder, Beaumont, 409-866Lots Parking Lot on MacAr- 0039 8:00 p.m. - My Beautiful Diathur Drive in Orange. 8:00 a.m. - Put the Brakes on ster - In Concert at The Gig Child Abuse with a chance to 240 Crockett Street, Beauwin a 2011 Jeep Wrangler at mont, 409-839-1808 The Garth House 1895 Mc- 8:30 p.m. - 3 CG (THREE CAR Faddin, Beaumont, 409-838- GARAGE) at MacKenzie’s Pub 229 Dowlen Road, #9B, Beau9084 8:00 a.m. - Farmer’s Market mont, 409-866-2288 at Beaumont Athletic Complex 950 Langham at College, July 27 - Wednesday Beaumont 9:00 a.m. - “One Tree and Me” at Big Thicket National Pre- 11:00 a.m. - “Science, Nature, serve Sundew Trail CR1910, and You” at Big Thicket National Preserve Visitor Center Kountze 9:00 a.m. - Adult/Child/Infant US 69 and FM 420, Kountze, CPR and First Aid at Ameri- 409-951-6700 can Red Cross 3260 Eastex 2:30 p.m. - Wizard of Oz at Freeway, Beaumont, 409-832- Port Arthur Little Theater 1644 4701 Jimmy Johnson Blvd, 10:00 a.m. - 2011 Fontenot, Port Arthur, 409-727-7258 Pitre Family Reunion. Martin 3:00 p.m. - The Sixth Annual Luther King Recreational Cen- Box Fan Bash Fundraiser at ter, 2009 N. Simmons Street Madison’s 4020 Dowlen, Beauin Lake Charles, La. 409-988- mont, 409-338-3106 0164, 409-221-7879 or 337433-3087. July 27 - Wednesday 10:00 a.m. - Free Tours of the McFaddin-Ward House at McFaddin-Ward House 1906 11:30 a.m. - Golden Triangle Calder Avenue, Beaumont, Republican Women Monthly 409-832-2134 Luncheon at MCM Elegante 10:00 a.m. - “Big Thicket Fish” Hotel Fountain Room 2355 at Big Thicket National Pre- I10 @ Washington, Beaumont, serve Visitor Center Field Re- 409-866-8009 search Station, Saratoga, 409- 5:00 p.m. - Main Dish: Month951-6700 ly Entree Tasting at The Main 5:00 p.m. - Fish of the Big Dish Studio Kitchen 6755 Thicket at Big Thicket Field Phelan #12, Beaumont, 409Research Station FM 770 , 866-6246 7:30 p.m. - Disk Jockey or Live Band at MacKenzie’s Pub 229 Dowlen Road, #9B, Beaumont, 409-866-2288 8:00 p.m. - City Dance Center Monthly Salsa Social at City Dance Center 3015 Dowlen Rd, Ste 270, Beaumont, 409833-7772 8:00 p.m. - Racing: Jr. Mini, PS, HS, SS, LM, MOD at Golden Triangle Raceway Park 16583 Highway 90, Beaumont, 409752-7200 8:30 p.m. - “Night Life in the Big Thicket” at Big Thicket National Preserve Kirby Trailhead FM 420, Kountze, 409951-6700

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CHURCH BRIEFS Bridge City - Orangefield Ministerial Alliance to host community singing The Bridge City-Orangefield Ministerial Alliance would like to invite the public to their seventh Annual Community Summertime Singing on Saturday, July 30 at 6:30 p.m.  This year it will be held at First Baptist Church in Orangefield and will have partici-


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pation from the churches who are affiliated with the Ministerial Alliance.  The program will spotlight individuals and groups from each church.  There will be an offering taken that will go toward the Christmas activities. The Ministerial Alliance services the needs of the Bridge City and Orangefield communities through the ministers and their churches.  Donations and giving through activities such as this provide the help that the Ministerial Alliance needs to be able to give to those who are in need of help throughout the year.

The Cowboy Church of Orange County will be hosting the third of three, Buckle Series Playday, Saturday, July 30 at the Cowboy Church Arena, 673 FM 1078, Orange (this is the reschedule of the June 25 rain-out). Events include barrels, poles, speed race, baton race & flag race. Buckles will be awarded at the end of the playday. Special classes include lead line, mutton bustin’ and stick horse race with special awards also given at the end of the playday. Registration is 5-6:30 p.m. with events starting at 7 p.m. All age groups welcome. For more information contact Debbie Vance at 409-745-0656 or Alice Castille at 409-313-6621.

Cowboy church to host Bulls & Barrels Cowboy Church of Orange County presents BULLS & BARRELS, August 13 at the Cowboy Church Arena, 673 FM 1078, Orange, with events beginning at 8 p.m. Gates open at 5 p.m. Events include Sr. Bull Riding 19 years and over, Jr. Bull Riding 13-18 years, Senior Barrels 19 years and over, Junior Barrels 13-18 years, PeeWee Barrels 12 years and under, and Mutton Bustin’ 6 years and under. Books open August 8 for bull riding and mutton bustin’ from 6-9 p.m. at 409-698-6165. Entry fees are Senior Bulls $50, Junior Bulls $30, Senior Barrels $40, Junior Barrels $30, PeeWee Barrels $20, and Mutton Bustin’

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Bread of Life Ministry to offer hot lunches The Bread of Life Feeding Ministry of Starlight Church of God in Christ Evangelism Team will provide hot lunches every Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.. The meals will be served at the E.B. Lindsey Family Life Center at Starlight, 2800 Bob Hall Road. For more information call 409-886-4366.

Victory Life Church to host Back to School Bash On Sunday, Aug. 7, the Victory Life Church of Orange, located at 7708 N. Hwy 87, will be celebrating its eighth annual Back to School Bash from 2 to 6 p.m. This event is open to the public and free of charge. Our goal is to reach the community and to show the love of Jesus Christ by providing free school supplies to all children that come. Last year, KDFM recorded our event as we provided over 50 students with needed school supplies to begin their classes. This year we expect an even greater turnout. It has always been our goal that no child will leave empty handed. We invite you to come out and take pride in supporting our community! Everything we offer will be free of charge and would like any local media coverage to adequately showcase and advertise this event. We will also graciously accept contributions from local corporations and small businesses who wish to donate school supplies, door prize items or monetary assistance to purchase school supplies. For more information, log on to

Choosing a Confirmation Sponsor

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Individuals about to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation are instructed to choose a sponsor who will stand beside them at the ceremony. Before making the choice, it’s a good idea to consider the role of any potential sponsor in the soon-to-beconfirmand’s life. While the Confirmation sponsor stands at the confirmand’s side during the rite of the church, he or she is also supposed to be an advisor and teacher, educating about the faith and the Confirmation process. The role of the sponsor does not end when the Confirmation ceremony is over. He or she can also be a role model in the Catholic faith for the rest of a person’s life and serve as another

confidant or guardian the confirmand admires. Because this person will play such a pivotal role in the confirmand’s life, the sponsor should be selected carefully, much in the way the godparents are selected for Baptism. In fact, if the godparent is available, he or she can also be selected for the role of sponsor, more completely fulfilling the circle of Baptism and Confirmation. Here are other things to consider. Be sure the prospective sponsor has received Baptism, Confirmation and Communion. It will be required and proof must be provided. Parents cannot be confirmation sponsors. The sponsor must be over the age of 16, mature enough to provide guidance in the Catholic faith. The sponsor should be the same gender as the confirmand. The sponsor should be Catholic and be a good, virtuous example of a practicing Catholic.

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

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

First Christian Church of Orangefield

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

H.K. Clark & Sons

Knox Clark, Hiram Clark Jr, & Philip Clark

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

Cowboy Church

of Orange County

673 FM 1078 Orange, Texas 409-718-0269 E. Dale Lee, Pastor Worship Service 10:30 a.m. Sunday “Round Pen” (Small Group) Studies: Men’s group: 7:00 p.m. Mondays, Ladies’ group: 6:30 p.m. Thursdays Come as you are! Boots and 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!

1305 Irving Street, Orange 409-882-0862 Ruth Logan Burch, Pastor Sunday Morning 10 a.m., 11 a.m. Evening Service 6 p.m. Wednesday Service 5 p.m.

Call 886-7183 for more information!!!

Back to God Fresh Anointing Ministries 1011 10th St., Suite 108, Orange 409-779-3566 or 409-883-0333 E-mail: Pastor Gerald Gunn Co-Pastor Pearlie Gunn Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship 11 a.m. Tuesday Nigh Bible Study 6:30 p.m. Men of Valor & Women of Warfare classes on Thursday 6:30 p.m.

West Orange Christian Church

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

First Baptist Church

Miracle Restoration Revivals Church

608 Dogwood St., Orange (2 streets behind Horseman Store) 409-883-5466 Residing Pastor Rev. Larry Doucet Founding Pastor Rev. Tunney Vercher Sr. Sunday morning services 10 a.m., Sunday night 6 p.m. Wednesday night Prayer Meeting 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night Bible Study 7 p.m.

of Bridge City

200 W. Roundbunch, Bridge City 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”

Celebrating 50 years

Ross Talmadge (409) 735-4047


IH-10 at Highway 62, Orange (409) 745-3973 Rev. Leo Anderson Sunday Morning at 7:30 a.m. on A.M. 1600 KOGT Radio Sunday: 2 p.m. • Tuesday: 7:30 p.m. 24 Hour Prayer Line: 409-779-4703 or 409-779-4702

Harvest Chapel

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Apostolic Pentecostal Church

Trinity Baptist Church

1408 W. Park Ave. @ 14th Street, Orange Office: 886-1333 Pastor Dr. Charles Walton Music Director Dan Cruse Morning Worship Sunday 11 a.m. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Nursery Provided

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GAS oven w/ LED read out, 21.5” wide, 30.5 “ tall. 23.25 “ deep, $85; Kenmore gas cook top, 19” x 27”, $45, both used only 2 years, (409) 553-3332. FRIDGIDARE FREEZER, upright, frost free, $200, (409) 330-5864. LOST & FOUND LOST DOG REWARD! White Siberian Hussky, lost in Woodshire Manor, off Hwy 87N, Orange, needs Medication daily, (409) 7462035 / 886-5168 / 201-2082. MISSING DOG went missing 7/13 from Inez St., BC/OF, off Hwy 408, REWARD, (409) 626-4203. LOST WEDDING RING SET, 3 ring set, around Clairmont, Orange, (409) 886-1469. FOUND, MALE CAT, in BC off John St., black & white, nutered, please call (409) 735-3590. LOST RED TOOL BOX, on W. Roundbunch Rd. at Ferry, if found please call (409) 6566233 or 626-4203. MISCELLANEOUS BEAUTIFUL DOLL COLLECTION MUST SEE! will consider all reasonable


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I HAVE A LIKE NEW SCOOTER that my grandmother, who recently passed away, used very rarely. I am wanting to sell it to a person in need. I am asking $1,200 o.b.o. Give me a call at 409332-9263.

FREE KITTENS 6 wks old. 1810 Crockett in W.O. Call 670-3982 or 883-8372.

BOX TRAILER, 4’ x 8’, good cond., all sides & top removable, $750; gas grill; Golf cart, needs batteries, (409) 7462636.

2 ABANDONED DOGS, sisters, free to good homes, about 1 yr. old, good with kids & other pets, wormed, call Amy @ 920-3765.

COLLECTOR WANTS 1920 OR older Morgan Silver Dollars. Will pay $26 ea. for cions in good cond., (409) 735-3800.

GERMAN & AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD MIX, male, neutered, all shots & wormed, must have fenced yard, (409)746-9502.


FREE TO GOOD HOME, male Chihuahua & rat terrier mix, house trained, all shots up to date, can’t keep due to living arrangements, very lovable, month supply of dog food, (409) 988-8560 after 6.

MAN’S 10 DRAWER metal tool chest, have about $40; want to buy 2 white gold matching diamond wedding bands, at least 1/2 karet ea., (409) 670-9272. PETS & LIVESTOCK FREE LAB PUPPIES, to good homes, (409) 313-1556. 2 BEAUTIFUL KITTENS, free to good homes, shots & wormed: one grey Tabby W/ white markings, &big eyes; on pretty Calico w/ beautiful

RESCUE DOGS, spayed & neutered, needing good homes. Pet food donations welcome. (409) 746-9502.

RAT TERRIER DOGS, mother and son, must go to same home, must have fenced yard, shots & wormed, free to good home, (409) 746-9502. LAB/PIT MIX, 8M old, spayed female, on heart worm prev., free to good home, (409) 7469502.

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Cat vs. Dog: Find the Right Fit for You Few acts are more selfless than adopting a pet. Particularly in these trying economic times, making the emotional and financial commitment to a pet is an admirable decision. As admirable as that decision can be, it can also be difficult. Prospective adoptees, be it singles, young married couples or families, must decide which type of pet they want to adopt. For most, the decision boils down to cats or dogs. Both cats and dogs make wonderful pets, but those considering adoption should know what they’re getting into before deciding to adopt Morris or Fido. The 411 on Felines Before adopting a cat, it helps to know a thing or two about these often misunderstood yet lovable animals. * Cats are social. Contrary to popular belief, many cats love attention and social interaction. The misconception about cats as loners likely stems from the comparison between cats and dogs. Though cats typically don’t need as much

attention from their owners as dogs, cats do require some daily play time with and affection from their owners. A cat is not simply a pet an owner can feed, house and forget about. Cats need and want attention and companionship from their owners. * Cats can live a long time. A cat’s life expectancy is longer than a dog’s. In his book, Caring for Your Dog: The Complete Canine Home Reference, Dr. Bruce Fogle says the median life expectancy for canines is 12.8 years. While a cat’s life expectancy varies depending on the breed, veterinarians routinely advise prospective cat owners that indoor cat owners will likely live 15 years and could very well live longer than that. Adoption candidates should recognize that adopting a cat is a 15-year commitment. * Declawing is painful. Prospective cat owners might be unaware that declawing, which involves removing the first knuckle of each toe, is

extremely painful to cats. Many products, including scratching posts, are effective at keeping cats from clawing away at the furniture. * Families with very young children should avoid kittens. Parents of children three years of age or younger should adopt older cats and steer clear of kittens. The 411 on Man’s Best Friend Decided on a dog instead of a cat? Consider the following before visiting the local shelter. * All dogs go to heaven, but all dogs are different, too. Dogs differ greatly depending on the breed. Before choosing a specific type of dog, read up on the various breeds, including their behavioral patterns, and choose one you’re most compatible with. * Purebreds are available at the local shelter. Many people mistakenly assume the local shelter specializes only in mutts. However, according to the Humane Society of the United States, 25 percent of dogs in shelters are purebred. There are also nonprofit organizations that rescue particular breeds, be

it English Bulldogs or Greyhounds, from unfortunate living situations and offer their rescues for adoption for a nominal fee. * Dogs need attention and affection. While cats need attention and affection, dogs often need much more. A dog that does not receive enough attention and/ or affection from its owner will suffer both physically and emotionally. Don’t adopt a dog if you don’t have the time or desire to spend time with the animal and cannot provide it a loving home. * Not all dogs can adapt to their environments. An owner must not only be compatible with his dog, but that owner’s living situation also has to be compatible. Active dogs often struggle to live in confined spaces, such as apartments or small homes without a yard or nearby dog park to play in. Research breeds that are likely to thrive in your home, whether that home is a studio apartment or a mansion.

TO BUY, SELL, PLEASE CALL THESE REALTORS JERRY HUGHES REALTY APARTMENTS MAGNOLIA TRACE APARTMENTS, Bridge City, GREAT special upstairs 2/1 w/ laundry room in Apt., $599 monthly + $500 dep., very nice and updated, (409) 8861737, leave message. (8/3) BRIDGE CITY 2/1 w/ CP, W/D hookups, very quiet and nice, available NOW, water paid, $625 monthly + $525 dep., call 735-3369 and leave detailed message. (8/3) NOW LEASING! 1& 2 bdrm. Apts. at the Village and Southern Oaks Apartments, located in the heart of wonderful Bridge City.We pay water / sewer and trash! Excelent school district, family friendly, small pets welcome.Brand new 1 bdrm’s available with washer & dryer INCLUDED! Now offering ALL BILLS PAID units also!Starting at $450 to $725, come by or call today, 245 Tenny St. (409) 735-7696 or 474-9731. (7/27) ORANGE DUPLEX APT., A/C, stove & refrig., W/D connections, all bills paid except elec., senior citizen discount, $650 monthly + dep., (409) 735-6691. COMMERCIAL FORMER LAWYER’S OFFICE, just off Texas Ave., $1,200 monthly, Call for an appointment to see @ (409) 735-2030. (M&R) VERY NICE & REDECORATED, approx. 1,400 sq. ft., ready to go for 7 chair beauty salon, shampoo bowls, nail techs, lunch room, laundry room, 3 energy efficient AC/H units, lots of storage, concrete parking, yard maint. included. Also could be used as any type retail or office space, $900 monthly, (409) 735-6277 or 626-1968. (ss) METAL BUILDING W/ APT. inside, 30’x75’ shop w/ 2 bdrm. apt and 2 car garage, way too many extras to list, located outside city on low traffic dead end street, excellent move in cond., 650 Suncrest, BC, (409) 842-2722 or 553-6335.


screened porch, tree shaded yard, Lg. storage build., great neighborhood, for appointment to see call (409) 3136085 (8/17) MOBILE HOME RENTALS BC AREA , as little as $30 daily for rooms, M.H.’s by day or week, starting at $30 a day or weekly, 735-8801 or 7347771. (cctfn) MOBILE HOME SPACES STADIUM VILLAGE MOBILE HOME PARK. 330 Bower, Bridge City. No Flooding during IKE. All Residents and M. H’s safe. Close to BC schools 3 Lots Vacant (409) 626-0898 (9/28) HOME SALES BEAUTIFUL CUSTOM HOME 155 Colonial Estates Subdivision Bridge City. 2100 sq ft home on .873 acre. 3BR, 2.5BA and 3 car garage. Open floor plan, formal DR room with French doors Wood burning fireplace! Insulated garage and with the flip of a switch, it can be turned into a party room and heated/cooled. Reduced from $269,900 to $249,900. Call 409-738-3529 or 409-7180790. OWNER FINANCE. 2211 Travis. 3/1/1. $36,900. $3000 down, $364 a month. Call 409-504-5945.

out back for garage (not finished), off Hwy 62 at 325 Goss, good neighborhood, Call Tina @ (409) 354-5625. anytime for an appointment to see. 3/1 IN HARTBURG, DEWEYVILLE ISD, on 1 acre, metal roof, needs repair but livable, never flooded, sold “as-is”, $47,500, (409) 7383613. 4/1 ON 2 ACRES, OFISD, “as-is”, $60,000, no flood damage, OFWS, (409) 7359283. LAND & LOTS 23 ACRES, livestock & mobiles OK, LCMISD, MMUD water & sewer available, wooded and quiet, WOODRIDGE LAND, (409) 745-1115. LCMCISD, Approx. 7.5 ac, 5 ac cleared. 2.5 ac with pine, unrestricted. Located on Dunromin Rd off S. Teal. 2.5 m north of LCM High School. $10,500 per ac. 409-5531521 4 LOTS IN N. ORANGE, N 87, CR 3127, Sunset acres, Trailer pads 2 (24” x 75”), 6x8 Front Stoop, water and sewer, Deweyville ISD. $13,500. 409-886-3233. 1/2 ACRE IN OFISD, 6370 McGill Rd., unrestricted, all utilities, asking $9,800, (254) 527-3805. (6/29)

2 FIXER - UPPERS: 3614 Kenwood, Orange, 3/1/1; 3900 A.W. Liprie, Orange, 2/1.5/2. Owner can finance, no credit check, legal contract, call Deborah @ (409) 920-2686.

HORSES WELCOME! Mobiles OK, 10 acre tracts in OFISD, seller may finance, WOODRIDGE LAND, (409) 745-2273.

SMALL HOUSE ON A LARGE LOT. Call 886-5545 or 779-1123. 4/2 W/CP ON 3 ACRES, OFISD, fireplace, 2 living areas, Lg. kitchen w/ island in middle, storage build., slab

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both. Call 214 704 9519 or 972 333 1000 if interested IN BCISD, just outside city limits, concrete mobile home runners and patio slab already on property, nice location, reduced to $8,500, (409) 882-8073. (tfn) (8/10) BRIDGE CITY 1/2 ACRE, 2 lots 58 & 59, 165 Thurman, Lg. trees, city utilities, $6,000 cash, (409) 679-5452. MAURICEVILLE, two lots in Greenwood Acres, restricted to site built homes, MMUD water & sewer available, seller will finance. WOODRIDGE LAND, (409) 745-1115. MOBILE HOME SALES ‘07 REDMAN MANUF. HOME, IN EXCELLENT CONDITION, 15’ x 54’, 2/1, roll in shower, custom built handicap accessible, skirting, 2 porches w/ ramps, Must Sell Soon, asking $25,000 OBO, mother passed away, we are settling her estate, (409) 3519260. MOBILE HOME FOR SALE in Stadium Village Park in BC. 2001 Fleetwood. 16x76. 3/2 with vinyl siding, shingle roof, covered porch, stove, fridge, dishwasher, washer/dryer. Spacious, very nice! $20,500. Call 409-738-3613.


‘68 FORD MUSTANG. GT Fastback, Automatic, runs and drives well, Price $6950, for details mail me at / 512-782-4586. ‘02 TOYOTA COROLLA. Runs great and gets excellent gas mileage; automatic, 4 door, CD player, airconditioning, keyless entry. 109K miles. $5,300. Call 409-886-5415.

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Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of A.M. BROWN, Deceased, were issued on July 20, 2011, in Cause No. P15880, pending in the County Court at Law of Orange County, Texas, to: Deana Brown. All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them to the undersigned within the time and in the manner prescribed by law.

c/o TOMMY GUNN Attorney at Law 202 S. Border Street Orange, Texas 77630 DATED the 20th day of July, 2011

Tommy Gunn


Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of LEONA GREER LYONS, Deceased, Enlargedwere for proofing. issued on July 20,size: 2011,1 col. x 4.5" Actual in Cause No. P15897, pending in the County ToofbeOrange published in Court at Law County, The Texas,Record to: OscarNewspapers C. Lyons, Jr. 02/17/10 All persons having claims against this Estate PLEASE FAX ANY which is currently being administered are required CORRECTIONS BY to present them to the 5 P.M. MONDAY undersigned within the time and in the tomanner 735-7346 prescribed by law.


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DATED the 20th# day of 735-7346 July, 2011

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• The Record • Week of Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Softball Jr. All-Stars win State

Texas Employers Add 32,000 Jobs in June Staff Report

For The Record

The State All-Star Champs pose under their 9-0 winning scoreboard Tuesday night. The girls are headed to Regionals in Midland in August.

Staff Report

For The Record

With a final score of 9-0 the Bridge City Little League 13-14 year old Jr All-Star softball team won the State Championship Tuesday night. In the double elimination tournament, they had to play back to back games Tuesday against Bryan United, who beat them on Sunday 5-3. Starting at 6 p.m., the two games concluded a little after 10 p.m. with Bridge City taking the trophy. “I’m almost hoarse from screaming,” said Pastor Clay Faulk, father to teammate Hannah Faulk. “We came out of the losers bracket and won the first game 5-4. The winning pitcher was Kellyn Cormier,” said Faulk. Brooke Derouen pitched the Championship game. “She just came off knee surgery and this was her first week back,” said Faulk. “She pitched a fantastic seven innings for us and was just

awesome. State Champions, it’s amazing!” “We never thought we’d come back and win three games in a row like this, but we did.” They will be headed to Regionals in Midland Aug. 5-10. “It’s the last tournament before the world series,” said team manager Julie Kahla. “The girls played awesome. Our backs were against the wall. We got our first loss on Sunday and we had to come back through the losing bracket and we won three [games] total. I think it was a wake-up call when they had that loss because they came back and fought all the way down and we won it. These girls are incredible.” Kahla continued, “This is very exciting because we’ll face teams like Colorado, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Louisiana–and this is just in Regionals. That’s not even the World Series yet.” “We’re just real proud of them, they never quit,” said Faulk. Regionals is also a double elimination tournament.

Texas unemployment rate remains well below national average. Texas total nonfarm employment increased by 32,000 jobs in June, representing the addition of 220,000 jobs since June 2010. Texas has experienced positive annual job growth in the past 14 months, resulting in annual growth rates above 2.0 percent in six of the past seven months. Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 8.2 percent in June, up from 8.0 percent in May, and remains a full percentage point below the nationwide unemployment rate of 9.2 percent. “Overall, our Goods-Producing industries combined to add 11,200 jobs in June,” said Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) Chairman Tom Pauken. “As businesses continue to shift resources into Texas, new opportunities arise for job seekers already here, and for those who come here looking for opportunity.” Among the Goods-Producing industries, Texas added 8,400 Manufacturing jobs in June, for a total of 19,300 since June 2010; Mining and Logging added 3,200 jobs and had the highest industry growth rate for June at 17.2 percent. “Since January, we’ve added 117,600 jobs in Texas,” said TWC Commissioner Representing Labor Ronny Congleton. “While no state is immune from tough economic times, we’re still putting many Texans back to work.” Leisure and Hospitality employers added 10,600 jobs to their payrolls in June, for a total increase of 32,300 positions over the year. Professional and Business Services grew by 700 jobs in June and maintained a strong growth rate of 3.9 percent. The Financial Activities industry, which includes commercial banks and credit unions, added 700 jobs in June, marking four straight months of employment increases in the industry. The Trade, Transportation, and Utilities industry has expanded in nine of the past 12 months, including the addition of 900 jobs in June. “The Texas labor force, which now stands at nearly 12.3 million individuals, is evidence of Texas’ growth,” said TWC Commissioner Representing the Public Andres Alcantar. “Our local Workforce Solutions Offices are on the frontlines, committed to helping people find good jobs in Texas.” The Midland Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) had the lowest June unemployment rate in the state at 5.2 percent. The Amarillo MSA came in second in June at 6.4 percent, and the Odessa MSA third at 6.9 percent (not seasonally adjusted). Audio downloads from TWC Chairman Tom Pauken on the latest labor market data are available at the following link: http:// Texas Workforce Commission • 512-463-8942 • http://www. • Equal Opportunity Employer/Program Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Relay Texas: 1-800-735-2988 (TDD) or 711 (Voice)

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