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County Record The Community Newspaper of Orange, Texas

Vol. 51 No. 19

Week of Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Hodgkinson becomes new Chief Deputy Deputy. “It really doesn’t matter which title I carry, I am still going to serve the citizens [of Orange County] the best I

can,” Hodgkinson said. Chief Hodgkinson is a lifelong resident of Orange County. He has attended both Lamar University and the Lamar

Institute of Technology. In 1994, he began as a corrections officer at the Mark W. Stiles prison unit in Beaumont. He was hired in 1997 by

the Orange Police Department and attended the Lamar Regional Police Academy. As an officer with the City HODGKINSON PAGE 2A

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Orange County Sheriff Keith Merritt promoted Clint Hodgkinson from Captain of the Patrol Department to Chief Deputy. RECORD PHOTO: Nicole Gibbs

Nicole Gibbs

For The Record

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department has been without a Chief Deputy for a few weeks now. On Thursday, Aug. 11, Sheriff Keith Merritt officially announced that the position of Chief Deputy has officially been filled.

“It is my honor and pleasure to announce that the former Captain over Patrol, Clint Hodgkinson, as the new Chief Deputy of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department,” Merritt said. On Monday afternoon, Aug. 14, the Sheriff’s office hosted a small reception welcoming Hodgkinson as the new Chief

Orange County few in state without burn ban Nicole Gibbs

For The Record

Jeff Kelley, director of Emergency Management for Orange County, informed the Commissioners that, as of Monday morning, 248 counties across the state of Texas have enabled at Burn Ban. There are six counties left that have not implemented one and Orange County is one of them. “The only reason why I’m not [asking] for [a burn ban] is the fire weather conditions haven’t coincided with everything else,” Kelley said. “We’re getting pretty bad. At this time, I would recommend no action, but be prepared to do so.”

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On Wednesday, Aug. 10, Jesse Charles “Chuck” McClain Jr., director of the Management Information Systems department, unexpectedly passed away. The Commissioners and all those in attendance to the Court Session took a moment of silence to honor McClain. In order to maintain stability in this difficult time, the Court approved appointing Lisa Reeves as interim Director of Management Information Systems-MIS. “I spoke with all of the employees, I spoke with [Lisa] and everyone is comfortable with this,” County Judge Carl Thibodeaux said. “We need someone there if there’s authoritative [business] that needs to be done until the Court moves forward to appoint a new director.” The Commissioners approved the contract between Orange County and Lester A. Saucier Jr. P.E. for Engineering Services on the Coastal Impact Assistance Program Grant project. The motion authorized the County Judge to sign the same. The Court approved the revision of the On Site Sewer Facilities Program Guidelines to include connection to public sewer system if available for low to moderate income households approved by the Committee. The Commissioners approved the filing $31,792.78 in the minutes of the court revenue received from the City of Pinehurst. These funds are reimbursement for road materials. The total for bills paid this week is $354,446.27 including $37,239.39 to Memorial Herman Baptist for supplemental COUNTY BUSINESS PAGE 2A

The Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce kicked off 2011 Orange County SMASH with a ribbon cutting held at Hometown Sears in Orange on Thursday. Russell Dillow, owner of Hometown Sears along with the members of the Orange County Car Crew cut the ribbon with chamber representatives. SMASH stands for ‘summer music and shopping holiday.’ An array of events and celebrations continue through Sunday, Aug. 21. Go to TheRecordLive.Com for schedule of events. RECORD PHOTO: Mark Dunn

LCM alum, Mohon, featured in SL magazine Darla Daigle

For The Record

Every year Southern Living Magazine, the eighth largest subscribed to magazine publication in the U.S, with over 16 million subscribers, contracts a designer to design and build what they deem the ‘Idea House.’ This year Marcus Mohon, a native to Orange County and an LCM Alum, had the honor of being approached and contracted to head that team to create a home here in Texas. “They approached us,” Mohon said by phone interview, “I have, in the past, thought of this as ‘my mom’s magazine,’ but I think they are taking a new approach in their magazine, a bit more modern. I had a working relationship with someone from Coastal Living magazine who now is with Southern Living, he is familiar with my work. I think that’s how they came to look my way.” Mohon is referring to how the executives decided to speak with him about being over the eight month project. “It’s quite a big deal. Some people start calling in January to find out where the house will be built and plan their vacations to come tour it.” The home, Escondido, is built in Horseshoe Bay, Texas on a waterfront piece of property, is currently open for viewing until the beginning of October. The Mediterranean style home boasts 5000 to 6000 square feet of indoor/outdoor living space and blends oldworld charms and elegance with modern living and re-

Marcus Mohon, a native to Orange County now living in Austin, was contracted by Southern Living Magazine to create this “Idea House.” Each year Southern Living chooses a designer to build an “Idea House.” Many of the 16 million subscribers journey to the location of the “Idea House” and Mohon started receiving calls on it’s location as early as January of this year.

laxed lifestyle for life on the water. The design of interior furnishings includes fabrics that are wearable but easy up keep. “We used sunbrella material on several pieces. The whole idea is that people coming in from skiing on the water and find they can live in a home that looks priceless,” Mohon explains. “The days of having that extra living room where no one sits on the furniture because it’s so expensive and elegant are gone. One should

be able to surround themselves with the look they want but be able to use it as well.” Mohon’s first plan was not that of designer. A graduate of LCM in 1988 he first went to Baylor and received his degree in Economics. His idea was to go on to law school and get his law degree. Deciding he was sick of school for a time, he found himself working in Fredericksburg, Texas selling antiques. By the late 90s his interest in design had developed

to the point he returned to get his post-grad credits in design at the University of Texas by 2001. Since his graduation he has met his business partner, architect Michael A. Imber, and owns/operates two interior design businesses, one in San Antonio and one in Austin. He and his wife reside in Austin with their four young children. As with the Idea House, their personal clients are looking for specific requirements. One of which is custom made pieces. Part of what Mohon specializes in is making those one-of-a-kind pieces a reality. Though the Idea House is decorated and built largely through sponsors, there are some custom made pieces which of course includes millwork. They also chose to use recycled materials. “It’s really more of an ‘Aspirational” house,” Mohon explains of Escondido. It is his hope people will see elegance that is also livable. The Idea House is filled with hints of European touches, while staying within the southern ideals and Texas flavor. On the shore of Lake Lyndon B. Johnson, it also has practical outdoor spaces that are useful for entertaining and water recreation. Its multi-level architecture is beautiful to the eyes as well quality design throughout, but the practicality is also evident in every room. “The dining room is the hub of the house. Its where a family can eat or play games,” MOHON PAGE 3A


• The Record • Week of Wednesday, August 17, 2011

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Laces are tied, and helmets are strapped. Knee pads and elbow pads are on. For most, these would be your typical, recreational sports gear. But, for the Bayou Outlaw Rollergirls, they might as well be armor. The game is fast, and the competition is intense, but these ladies are prepared. “We do a lot of endurance drills in practice,” Julie Foskey, team captain, said. “One night of practice a week is dedicated just to those endurance drills. Our second night is more involved with game strategy and scrimmaging.” The game is based on formation roller skating around an oval track by two teams. Points are scored when the designated scoring player, or jammer, of a given team laps members of the opposing team, meaning that offense and defense typically occur simultaneously. “Years ago, there was a lot more acting involved when you would see matches on TV,” Foskey said. “But, in real competition, none of the over-top-stuff is allowed. There is no fighting. You cannot even use elbows. It is strictly a speed-skate competition.” The Bayou Outlaw Rollergirls coach, Charlie Tumlinson, said that he came into the coaching aspect of the sport without any


Bayou Outlaw Rollergirls’ team captain Julie Foskey leads her teammates in stretching exercises before practice this past week.

knowledge of the game whatsoever. “I didn’t have a clue,” Tumlinson said with a chuckle. “My wife, Jenn, is on the team so I kind of just got pulled into it. The only coaching I had done was with my son’s baseball team.” But, Tumlinson said that watching the sport made him realize that it is just like any other form of competition. “Just like in football, where you have certain plays and drills you do to be able to run those plays, roller derby has that too,” he said. “It has certain scenarios and drills that have to be run just like any other sport. So,

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of Orange, he worked as a patrol officer and eventually became a field training officer for new hires. In 1999, Hodgkinson was promoted to detective. After about a year as a detective, Hodgkinson left law enforcement to pursue another career. He quickly found that his calling was strictly in serving others and knew law enforcement was where he needed to be. In September 2002, Hodgkinson applied with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office to be a Reserve Deputy. Within a week, he was hired as a corrections officer in the jail at the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. One month later, a patrol deputy position became available and he was promoted to that position. A year later, in October of 2003, Hodgkinson

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Roller derby

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my coaching is like any other coach — I run them through the drills and prepare them for the games. “It is good to have some form of organized chaos,” he added with a laugh. Tumlinson said that watching the game since he began coaching the Bayou Outlaw Rollergirls has taught him more about the sport. “As you watch, you learn more about strategy and your knowledge of the sport evolves,” he said. The team, a member of the Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby Association, both practices and plays its home games at Spinnin’ Wheels roller rink in north Orange. And, it is not a strange sight on game and practice nights to see quite a few children in attendance. “We are very family oriented,” Foskey said. “Everyone here has a lot going on, family-wise or other wise, and has a lot on their plates. We range in age from 18 to 43 on this team and come from all areas of the Golden Triangle, so there are a lot of different things going on in everyone’s lives.” There is also a lot going on to keep the team, which just celebrated its first year of existence this past June, operational. “We’ve held fundraisers to pay for the cost of using the rink, travel to away games, our scoreboard and so forth,” she said. “Since we are non-profit, businesses can donate to us and use it as a write off. We mostly advertise just by word of mouth, newspaper coverage and we have put signs up along roads around the area.” Foskey said that some have joined the team already knowing the rules and some have come that don’t even know how to skate, but are intrigued by the sport. “We have about 33 members on the team currently, including inactive members,” Foskey said. “We have to have about 14 to play a game, and each team has to have five on the floor at a time.” Foskey said that she helped start the Bayou Outlaw Rollergirls after going to a few practices with a team in Vidor that never could get going and fell apart. “I visited a friend in San Antonio and she was a player on a team there,” she said. “I didn’t even know that she played.” After a team was started in Beaumont, the Spindletop Rollergirls, Foskey wanted to get a team started in Orange. “I played with them for a while and we still help out when they need players sometimes,” she said. The Bayou Outlaw Rollergirls’ next game is on the road Baton Rouge this Saturday at against the Capitol Defenders. For more information, you can go to www.bayououtlawrollergirls. com online for schedules, recruiting and sponsor information.


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Mohon said. “There is no breakfast nook, the elaborate look doesn’t exclude livability,” For those who cannot drive up to see it in person, or cannot wait for the Southern Living issue that will house its images, one can look at some of it online at: home-garden/idea-houses. To see some of Mohon’s other work or contact him in regards to design you can find him online as well at:


Bridge City’s new elementary school amazes Penny Leleux For The Record They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but neither can do justice to the new Bridge City Elementary School. The state of the art facility is teaming with new technology and fun art designed by Creative Arts. “They also design for Disney,” said Kelly McBride, principal of the elementary. She’s excited about showing off the new school to parents and students. Meet the Teacher is scheduled at 9 a.m., Wednesday (today) for first and second grades and Thursday for Pre-K and kindergarten, also at 9 a.m. “The students can come in and find out who their teacher is going to be and bring in their supplies if they want to,” said Pre-K teacher Jennifer Weeren. Thursday a ribbon cutting is scheduled at 5 p.m. with an open house until 7 p.m. to introduce the new facility to the public. “Representative Hamilton will be here presenting us with a flag and Congressman Brady’s aid is dropping off a U.S. flag for us that morning so we can do our flag raising ceremony that night. McBride gave The Record a private tour Monday. “Each hallway has its own little theme.” Pre-K is pedal cars. Kindergarten has a water theme with boats and things. First grade is the roadway with cars and trucks. Second grade covers the air. Aides have stocked shelves in the library with 9,000 new books. It also sports a puppet stage and a train. The cars of the train are seating for the students. Artwork in the gymnasium features athletes, the Strutters and cheerleaders as Cardinals. Seating in the gym is retractable. Fine Arts is a multipurpose room covering art, music and theater arts. The playground also features a transportation theme with a train and bus among others. The ground is covered with rubberized material for safety. Covered benches are provided as shade for teachers and staff as they chaperone the students on the playground. Two computer labs are among the amenities at the new facility.

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Weeren’s favorite thing about the new school is all the technology. Each room has a smart board, an interactive white board that is used in conjunction with a computer and a large video display. The surface of the board becomes tough sensitive and allows the user to control the computer. The smart board technology allows the user to save the information drawn as an image. They will be able share this information digitally, save and re-use it without having a hard copy. All of the classrooms will also have sound system from Front Row Pro Digital. Speakers are installed in the ceiling. “If we watch a movie, all the sound for the classroom goes through this speaker system.” Aaron Riojas plans on using her smart board to take roll each day in her Pre-K class. “What I’m going to do is put a little coconut for each kid’s name; and it moves. They would find the cocoanut with their name and drag it over to the tree. The ones left at the bottom, are not here. They check themselves in,” she said. “It’s a way for them to recognize their name” She says she may also add their photo to the cocoanuts for the first

part of the year. “I’m excited about it. I want to use it as much as I can. I have all of our morning routine on it so far.” Riojas said they will be using it for the calender and weather among other things. The Life Skills classroom for special needs students is expansive compared to what they had at the Intermediate School. Smart boards aren’t new to the Life Skills class. “Our kids are the only ones that have actually been able to work on one out of this whole campus,” said Jennifer Mann, a paraprofessional for Life Skills. Vickie Brown is the English as a second language teacher. Her classroom is in the first grade wing. “We each took a theme from that overhead [art piece] at the beginning of the hall. Mine is race cars.” Brown had shared a portable building with two other teachers, with each of them teaching in a corner “This is my 27th year to teach and I’ve taught 17 of those years at Hatton Elementary. I’m back at the original address that I started out–1035 W. Roundbunch, so I’m glad to be home.”


• The Record • Week of Wednesday, August 17, 2011

From the Creaux’s Nest T’S ALL ABOUT HEAT IN THE GOP Well, it’s come on another hot August week. Even politics in the GOP are already red hot. President Obama has climbed on the bus and is going directly to the people in hopes that with their help maybe he can break a stalemate. Members of Congress have been appointed to a “Super Committee” to come up with a shared sacrifice bill that will cut cost of government and bring in revenues. Our nation’s safety net programs are the primary targets in the debt debate, even though they are not responsible for our deficit crisis. Cutting benefits for average Americans in this economic crisis doesn’t address the fiscal failures of the past. President Obama admits Social Security is not a driver of the debt but yet he allowed it to be used as a bargaining chip in negotiations, raising the retirement age to 69 won’t help the deficit. Keeping taxes low and loopholes for the wealthiest won’t put our fiscal problems in order. We know these tax brakes don’t put people to work. President Obama, at some point, will have to quit giving away part of the country’s safety nets. We’re facing an unemployment crisis and a budget crisis, built after a decade of flawed borrow and spend policies followed by economic collapse. I’m afraid the country is in a hostage situation that I don’t see it reversing itself with the Super Committee in November. It’s an extreme problem. Jobs, jobs, instead of all this hogwash is what the congress should be working on. They’re on five weeks of vacation while many folks can’t afford any time off. For once I’m really uncertain about our future. Are the good times really behind us? What happened to all the old Statesmen that once ran the country? Today it’s everyone’s extreme agenda. No more best deal for America or so it seems.*****I’ve got to move on. Come along, I promise it won’t do you no harm. THE LONE STAR MIRACLE WORKER I admit that I didn’t believe in the beginning that Rick Perry would make the big plunge. Things changed, the field of Republican candidates got so weak that there was no reason for Perry not to jump in. So weak in fact that Perry polled high, even before he announced. He has nothing to lose, it’s a winwin for him. He gets to keep his job as Texas governor while the citizens foot the bill. I still believe he is shooting high enough to get the VP post. He will bring a lot of money plus the country’s second largest state. If he follows the Sarah Palin pattern, the least he will end up is super rich. She has shown how it’s done. She’s the smartest business person out of the bunch. She’s worth a lot more today than if she would have been elected. Perry will have the speaking circuit to benefit him also, more so if he’s not the nominee. McCain, John Kerry and all the other nominees never made a dime after they became losers. Perry will depend on miracles and the Texas economy to propel him to the presidency. He says he was called to save the country. As for the jobs Perry is taking credit for, a lot of that will be exposed in coming weeks by the national media. It’s true Texas, as a whole, is seven points below the national unemployment numbers but 62 percent of Texas is below the national average by a bunch. Only the Houston, San Antonio, Austin and Dallas areas have lower unemployment. Much of the rest of the state has 11 to 18 percent unemployment. These counties are not convinced that hard times don’t exist in Texas. They don’t buy that Perry is a miracle worker. Two wars and high oil prices have benefited Texas, Perry had nothing to do with it. Before it’s over, they will peel that onion back and reveal the real smell behind Texas jobs and Rick Perry.   CONDOLENCES We were sad to learn about the death of Merlin “Coach” Broussard, who passed away Aug. 13. He would have been 86 on Sept. 6. We had known this wonderful guy over many years. A former football player, he liked coaching youngsters and chose it as a career before hanging his hat at Allied Chemical, where he earned his keep for 36 years. He helped coach football at St. Mary High School back in the late 60’s and 70’s as a volunteer. He was a regular attendee at the Kroger Koffee Klub where he enjoyed many great hours with his friends. Our sincere condolences to his family. He was a prince of a guy. May he rest in peace.   OUR SYMPATHIES We were sorry to hear about the death of Russell Bottley Sr., age 69, who passed away Aug. 10. Services were held at 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15. He died in Amarillo, Texas and was a resident of Matairie, Louisiana. He was a native of Orange. To Russell Bottley, Jr., Vince Bottley and their families, we express our condolences.   TURNING BACK THE HANDS OF TIME 12 Years Ago-1999 A lot of local people are making plans to be at the Houston Astrodome Aug. 27 to 29, when the Astros host the Florida Marlins. Local star Bruce Aven and fellow Lamar baseball player Kevin Millar, both leading the Marlins in hitting, will be the Golden Triangle attraction. *****What the natives are up to. Johnny Montagne came home from the hospital but he’s grounded and on an IV. Darlene says too many friends snuck him food while in the hospital which prevented weight loss. Johnny celebrates a birthday this week. *****Also celebrating is coach Chuck Young, Henry Bland and pretty Ms. Carolyn Ward.*****Jim and Billie Rae Stelly will celebrate their 50th anniversary. Their daughters will host a party at the Brown Center to mark the Sept. 3 event of 50 years ago. *****Beverly Perry got a fishing lure stub in her britches. She was held prisoner

until freed with wire cutters. *****Bridge City councilman Buddy Sheppard, one of Dupont’s brightest, ran out of gas on the way to work at “The Plant.”*****Judge Pete Runnels, mayor of Pinehurst, broke a foot. Folks are wondering “How?”*****Miles Hall Sr. is recovering after suffering a heart attack last week. *****Vivian Ann Traver, 64, passed away Aug. 14. *****Also on the same day Charlie Goynes died. *****Last week Will “Bill” Green, age 72, died. *****Louis Dugas has biopsy surgery. The report shows he has low grade Lymphoma. In a few days he will undergo other test at M.D. Anderson to decide treatment. (Editor’s note: Lou passed away a few years ago and we still think of him often. Folks still tell stories about the former State Representative, District Attorney and noted criminal lawyer.)*****Ames, Iowa holds straw poll that is a bonanza for the Chamber of Commerce. It’s a great gimmick that attracts thousands of people and the nation’s media. It really doesn’t mean much however. The straw poll results are Geo. W. Bush, 7,500; Forbes, 4,902; B. Dole, 3, 400. (Editor’s note: That looks like 16,000 votes, not many for all the fan fair. Geo. W. did go on to be elected U.S. President. He was one of the few ever to win the straw poll and make it all the way. I believe there have only been two. Bachman won the straw poll Saturday with less than 200 votes over Ron Paul.)*****Dr. David Olson announces the association of C. Scott Young, DDS, to the staff of his Professional Dental Center.*****Carl and Shirley Salsbury celebrate their 50th anniversary Aug. 21 with a celebration at the Bridge City Community Center.*****Debbie Scott turns 50 on Aug. 19.*****The last beach trip before school starts was enjoyed by Bridge City juniors Jacob Thibodeaux, Jarred Scales, Adam Myers and Arron Myers. They came back with a very large bull red they captured from the surf on the beach and then it was party time. 32 Years Ago-1979 Coach Buddy Gillis died Monday, Aug. 16, so did Elvis. The East Texas native had coached at Bridge City for Chief Wilson. He was well respected by his players and members of the coaching profession.*****Debbie and David Fusilier are the proud parents of their first born, David Wayne Jr. The baby weighed in at eight pounds, 12 ounces.*****Dolores Cantu, actress formerly of West Orange, returns home to visit family and friends. She will play Nita in the new NBC cartoon “Shamoo.” (Editor’s note: I don’t know what became of Dolores, former airline flight attendant turned actress. Her birthday is Aug. 24. If you know you might want to drop her a birthday wish. My best guess is that she’s in her late 50’s.)*****Jerry Strickland has a massive heart attack while attending the Astro/Braves game in the Astrodome. His friend F.D. Richard was hit in the nose by a foul ball and was waiting to be transferred to the hospital when Jerry suffered the attack. They were both taken to Herman Hospital.*****Jacob Worster is one year old this week.*****Dr. Jack Barnett MD, honored by First Baptist Church in Bridge City for 25 years of service to the community.*****Alvin Keown, a country boy from Orangefield, sells his Keown Supply for $6 million. Not bad for a boy raised in a shack. BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK Brenda Gage, Johnny Stimac, John Everett, Jordan New, Karen Day, Nancy Finchum, Shandi Conner, Dagma Hood, Danielle Heil, Henry Bland, Jane Busby, Carolyn Ward, Gene Hidalgo, Helen Gresham, Ian MacCammond, Pat Brown, Linda Tibbitts, Maggie Joubert, Nancy Weidner, Ryan Prejean, Ted Shensky, Terry Ford, Braydon Denison, Brett Heil, Brett Johansson, John Forsythe, Elmer Ernst, Steven Higgs, Kelsie Matlock, Melinda Ja’arah, Sam Fulderson, Sarah Byers, Dorothy Lee, Frances Delcambre, Jimmy Findlay, Marilyn Guerrerro, Davis Jones, Julianne Longlois, Helen McCardle, Olga Graham, Bill Clark, Kimberly Hubbard, Shirlyn Findlay, Alexandra Wild, Mike Johnson, Evelyn Hughes, Brian Sheppard, Connie Forse, Jason Delano, Corey May, Mae Rollins, Michele George, Pat Gunter, Ron Hopperton, John-David Walles, Ryan Moreau and Zach Jeter.   A FEW HAPPENINGS I’m glad to report that our friend Doug Harrington is doing fine after having a malignant growth removed from his throat at M.D. Anderson. In a few weeks he will start seven weeks of radiation. Meanwhile, he will recover at home. Our prayers are with him and all the other local folks who are battling cancer at home or in the hospital. *****Congratulations to Clint Hodgkinson, named Chief Deputy by Sheriff Keith Merritt. Clint has been with the sheriff’s office nine years and was captain of the patrol division since Jan. 2009. The Sheriff will name a captain and possibly elevate another officer, coming from within the department.*****Our friend Jim Keith, who moved away after Ike, has forwarded several e-mails that we were glad to receive. Jim is always informative. We invite whoever wishes to drop us a line to visit our web site at therecordlive. com.*****The new Bridge City Elementary will hold it’s ribbon cutting Thursday, 5 p.m. I’m told it’s a state-of-the-art school house. The new school replaces Hatton and Sims Elementary schools that were destroyed by Hurricane Ike. That now gives BCISD three new schools in the last few years and should take care of student growth for years to come. The schools were built under Drs. Rahm, Sam Lucia and Jamie Harrison. They built a school each.*****A few good folks we know celebrating birthdays. Our longtime friend Anabel Anderson, turns 90 on Aug. 23. The family will welcome well-wishers on Saturday, Aug. 27 at her home on Cherry St. What a sweetheart. She and Arthur raised a great family. Anabel still lives in the same house, across the street from the Catholic Church.***Also celebrating his 90th birthday is Tucker Clayton, former deputy sheriff and friend of many years, on Aug. 21. Tucker is a native of the Cove and has never left it. He remains a resident today. The “Tall Texan” will do to ride the range with.***Pretty Tammy Davis celebrates on the 20th. The former PNG cheerleader doesn’t age much. ***Longtime radio personality, Bill Clark, chalks up another one on Aug. 22. His friend Keble Free celebrates a day later, Aug. 23.***Our friend, who we haven’t heard from lately, Gene Hidalgo, gets a little older on Aug. 18. One of the nicest people I know, Carolyn Ward celebrates her special day on the 18th.***Everyone’s friend Nancy Finchum marks her special day Aug. 17.*****Nicole Gibbs, our editor and Dusty will mark their fourth anniversary on Thursday, Aug. 18. Best wishes, health and happiness.*****A years ago, Aug. 21, our editor Robert Hankin died of a heart attack. He was only 48 years old. *****This week, the Wednesday Lunch Bunch will dine at Robert’s Restaurant.  Next Wednesday, Aug. 24. the Bunch will dine at Novrozsky’s. It will be our friend Marlene Merritt’s birthday. Everyone is welcome to come see her get older. She does it with grace. *****In Big Springs the one lake water reservoir has dried up. In order to have a water supply they are building a $13 million sewer treatment plant that will furnish the residents fresh water. It’s supposed to be better than ground water, no salt content. One fellow said, “And we can drink the same beer twice.”*****Sandy Kaufman, Judge Pat’s court coordinator, recently returned from visiting her brother and two sisters in Missouri. Having lost both parents they are getting the home and belongings ready for a huge estate sale. Her brother grows tomatoes and she brought Karen Jo a bag of large, Beefeater maters. I understand she didn’t share.*****We hear Judge Pat is really cleaning up the civil docket. He has county clerk deputy’s

Brady Roberson and Stacy Wells marching double time. Who said he was getting old.****President Bill Clinton will turn 68 Aug. 19. Where have the last 20 years gone? Kenny Rogers will be 73 on Aug. 21. I can’t believe it. Robert Redford, don’t tell me, he’ll be 74 on Aug. 18.*****On of my top 10 all time favorites Merle Haggard canceled a show at Billy Bob’s, in Fort Worth, Saturday. The 74-year-old entertainer became ill and headed to his home near Redding, Calf. I could listen to his story-songs all day. He wrote and recorded my story, “Someday We’ll Look Back.”*****Good medical news, a universal flu vaccine that protects against all strains. The vaccine may be within reach in the next five years, replacing annual shots for specific flu viruses. About 200,000 people are hospitalized each year, up to 49,000 die, making the flu one of the chief causes of preventable death in the United States.*****Former Orange County District Clerk Stella Peveto Winter has been in ill health since soon after she retired. She and husband Charles will be married 49 years come Aug. 30.*****Our friend, Skipper Free, was hospitalized for a few days. It seems she suffered a mild stroke. With Skipper it’s hard to tell when she’s normal or not. We wish “Skip” smooth sailing. *****Billionaire investor Warren Buffett wrote in the “New York Times, “He would immediately raise rates on households with taxable income of more than $1 million per year. He would also add an additional increase to those making over $10 million or more. My friends and I have been coddled long enough by a billionaire-friendly congress.” He also wrote, “It’s time for our government to get serious about shared sacrifices.” The Tea Party members in congress have opposed all efforts to raise revenues from the super rich, instead they prefer doing away with entitlements and not raise income to help pay for the deficit. Buffet also said, “With the low tax rate and loopholes, he pays less taxes then his secretary. If the Tea Party ever controls our government, it will be devastating to the poor, middle-class and especially the elderly.” From what I see, the Tea Party wants to return the country to the days before Social Security and Medicare. I heard one Tea Partier say, “Children should take care of their elders not the government.” If that’s not going backwards, I don’t know what is. CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS On Aug. 17, Robert DeNiro will be 68; Sean Penn, 51; Donnie Wahlberg, 42 and Belinda Carlisle, 53.***Robert Redford will be 74 on Aug. 18; Christian Slater, 42; Denis Leary, 54 and Malcolm-Jamal Warner, 41.***Former President Bill Clinton will be 65 on Aug. 19; Lil Romeo, 23; John Stamos, 48; Matthew Perry, 42; Kyra Sedgwick, 46 and Clay Walker, 42.***Aug. 20, Demi Lovato will be 19; Kenny Rogers, 73; Al Roker, 57; Hayden Panettiere, 22.***Aug. 22, Tori Amos will be 48.***Kobe Bryant will be 33 on Aug. 23, Scott Cann, 35 and Rick Springfield, 62.   CAJUN STORY OF THE WEEK Wen Clarence Badeaux died his longtime wife Marie went to da local newspaper, da Daily World, to put a notice in da obituaries. Joe Breaux, da newspaper man at da counter, offered Marie his condolences, den axe her wat she would like to say about Mr. Badeaux in da obituary. Marie replied, “You can jus put Badeaux died.” Joe, a little puzzled say, “Surely Ms. Marie, dere must be something more you want to say bout Mr. Badezux.” “No, dats it,” Marie answer. Joe say, “Ms. Marie, if it’s da cost dat you concerned bout, da first five words are free and don’t cost you no money, we must say someting more.” Marie tink bout dat a few minutes and finally say, “Ok, you put Badeaux died, boat for sale.”   C’EST TOUT Roy says Ms. Pearl’s poetry last week inspired him to write a Down Life’s Highway column about the same period her great poem described. The times are not that extreme today but for some people life is just as hard. We have come a long way in ever aspect of our lives. We help the poor; we take care of our elderly. I worry about those safety nets someday being taken away. America is great because of our safeguards. Over our lifetime a strong middle class has been the backbone of our country. Once we lose the middle class, we become like a third world country, the have’s and the have not’s. I fear it’s staring us right in the face. *****You will be in for a treat when you tour the new Bridge City Elementary School. A lot of planning went into this beautiful school. A ribbon cutting will be held Thursday at 5 p.m. Everyone welcome.***** Thanks for your time. Our prayers go out to the many friends who are ill. Take care and God bless.

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A Mother’s Story The Late Vicki Parfait For The Record

Anabel Anderson, soon to be 90, married the late Arthur Anderson when she was 16. They had been married 67 years when he passed away and the marriage produced eight children who are, she insists, the best and most beautiful in the world, along with her grandchildren, greatgrandchildren and greatgreat-grandchildren. “Don’t forget the two on the way,” Anabel reminded. She was born in Abbeville, La. Aug. 23, 1921 to Felix and Edna DeMary. She was an only child, whose parents moved to Beaumont while she was young. She grew up there. Her parents had Purity Bakery at 1334 Magnolia Ave. Her parents were not terribly strict, she said, but she was not ‘spoiled’ either. She recalled a time when she was small and told not to go around the corner, because a man had died there. She immediately went around the corner to see the dead man, she said. The next thing she knew, her nose was in the corner. She was expect-

ed to do what she was told. Her father, although he owned the bakery, was not the baker. He managed it. Her mother took care of the books. Her daddy, Anabel said, had the first place right on the border of Texas and Louisiana, too. It was a little cafe on the Louisiana side called DeMary’s Border Cafe. He built a club and a gambling casino. Everyone could get their Pabst Blue Ribbon beer at DeMary’s place. “The couldn’t sell beer on the Texas side,” Anabel recalled, “but it was just a quick jump across the river.” At one point, in Orange, DeMary had a brood mare farm. He raised thoroughbreds there, but also had a threequarters of a mile race track where quarter horses ran races on Sundays, just off Tulane Road, she said. “He had a horse there named Anabel’s Girl,” Anabel reported. “And she won a race!” Anabel met Arthur when he was working for her dad, she said. His sister was a hostess at the cafe and introduced them. Arthur was 21 or 22, Anabel related, and her dad needed someone to help build a park-

ing lot. Anabel was only 14 or 15, she said, but she didn’t need a license to drive, and brought French bread from the bakery to the cafe with a friend. They planned to eat a broiled flounder while they were there, and then Arthur came in and his sister introduced them. She suggested he take her friend and Anabel for a ride. He did. They spent the afternoon with his sister. When it got late, Anabel called her mother to let her know where she was. They rode some more and went to other clubs like The Grove. He then drove back to his sister’s home and they stayed the night. “We courted a year,” Anabel said. “We married Feb. 3, 1938 on his 25th birthday. He never formally proposed. Arthur was a country boy. We talked about it and just decided to marry. “I didn’t finish my senior year at St. Anthony High School. We got married and moved to Beaumont. “He worked in Orange, so after two and a half months, we moved to 708 Green in Orange. It was a two story apartment, like an efficiency apartment. We moved to one more convenient next to a park. “W.L. Daniels was running for Governor and was out in the park with a big band, singing and politicizing,” she said. “We watched it all from upstairs.” Five years later, in 1942, Anabel had her first son, Arthur Jr., Felix Thomas showed up three years later. After another three years, Anabel had

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Richard Carl. She thought she was done, but in two years, Mary came. She was a Thanksgiving morning answer to her prayer for a girl. It was five years before she gave birth to Sherry Ann. Jeri Lynn showed up less that two years later. In less that two years again, she had Bobbie Jean. All 9 pounds 10 ounces of Tina Marie became the caboose 18 months later. “She was like a baby elephant. That’s why I named her Tina,” Anabel laughed. “I stayed at home and raised them and ended up at 904 Cherry where I live now. I’ve been here for 66 years now. I have 24 grandchildren. There are 24 great-grandchildren, with one on the way. Two great-great-grandchildren and one on the way. Referring to how most people know the sex of their child before they are born, “I never knew what mine were until they got here. I kept ‘em anyway.” In 1969 or 1970, Arthur had an inoperable aneurysm, and money got short. Anabel went Annabelle Anderson to work at Orange Memorial for 20 years. She started as a and respect each other. If one switchboard operator for 10 needs something, the others years. Bob Montagne, one of are there to help. When their the Regents at Lamar also father died, all eight were worked at the hospital. He there with Anabel when he asked her to work for him as passed on. She had him for a his secretary. She got her own long time and always loved office, and stayed with him him dearly. Their children until he passed away of a heart loved them both, Anabel said. If she needs anything, they all attack. She then retired. “My mother, Edna DeMary, pitch in to help, she said. They was a wonderful person. I are family oriented. I’m not the only mother of couldn’t have done it without eight in the world,” she said, her,” Anabel said. “She helped at the church, was member of the Altar Society and my children loved her. She stayed with me until she died at 90, God bless her.” Advice to mothers today? Anabel said she wasn’t a perfect mother. She just enjoyed her children. She suggests that young moms be as close as they can to their children, talk things out and like her mother, be patient and always answer any question a child asks. Each child is different. Treat them all the same but in a different manner according to their own personality and feelings Anabel said she is fortunate. Her husband ran heavy equipment and taught all his boys how to work hard. They are all good cooks. The girls were taught to be hard workers, too. She carries pictures of her children with her, as well as her “outlaws.” That’s what she calls the in-laws, the grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Anabel looks on her eight children as a great blessing, she said. They all get along


“But I am proud of every one of them. God has been good to me.” Anabel loves when the whole family shows up, she said. There will be a celebration of her 90th birthday at her home on Aug. 27. All eight children and spouses will be in attendance along with as many grandchildren, greatgrandchildren and greatgreat-grandchildren as possible.

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The family and friends of Sgt. Danean Sonnier would like to wecome him home after his service to our country in Iraq and Afganistan. WELCOME HOME Danean, we love you! Mom, Dad, Julie, Corrie, Alicia, Ethan, Keaton, Haven, Kassidy, Johathon, Brian, Jeff, and Julian.

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Farmers’ Market held Wed. and Sat. 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: PWatermelon, blackeyed peas, okra, muscadines, muscadine juice, a variety of jams and  jellies, canned vegetables,  fresh eggs, local honey, baked goods, granola, and blueberry lemonade.  More vegetables will be coming soon if the gardens get the rain they need. 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.

BC High School Alumni Association to meet Aug. 25 The Bridge City High School Alumni Association will host a meeting on Thursday, Aug. 25 at 5:30 p.m. at the BC High School Library. Plans for Homecoming 2011 will be discussed. This year target alumni include the classes of 1961, 1971, 1981, 1991, 2001 and all former drill team members and their support groups. For more information, questions orconcerns e-mail Ella Stuebing at

Bridge City Heritage Festival set for Oct. 1 The Historical Museum of Bridge City is hosting the Bridge City Heritage Festival on Oct. 1, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Bridge City Community Center grounds. There will be live musical entertainment, carnival rides, antique cars, crafts and exhibits, a silent auction, bingo, children’s games and much more. For those interested in a craft/exhibit or food booth space, please contact Paige Williams at 409-738-3743, Tracey Broussard at 409-344-2341, Lisa Beuhler at 409-988-9999 or by email at to receive a vendor packet.

American Legion to honor those who serve our country The American Legion Post 49 family invites the community to join in a program honoring our hometown heroes serving in the Armed Forces and their families. On August 25 at 6 p.m. the celebration will begin with the Blue Star Salute at the American Legion Post 49 hall, located at 108 Green Ave. in Orange. There will be cake and drinks for our guests. All are welcome to help show the respect due these true defenders of our freedom.

American Legion of host pool tournament 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 12 p.m. There is a 10 player maximum. The community is encouraged to join in the fun and free food to help support the Veterans. For more information, call 409-330-4847.

Rape and Suicide Crisis Center to offer support group meetings 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.

Families Sought to Host High School Exchange Students 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

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 without prior instruction. The student must score at least 90 on each of the five four tests to be considered eligible for grade level acceleration. Students in grades sixth through 12 will be permitted to take an examination to earn credit for an academic course for which they have had no prior instruction. Students must score at least 90 on the test to receive course credit. Additional information and registration forms can be obtained by contacting Gina Mannino at:

Ad sales open for football program Submission for ads in the Bridge City Cardinal 2011 football programs are being accepted through Friday, Aug. 12. Student ad costs: 1/4 page $65; 1/2 page $110; full page $185. Business ad costs: 1/4 page $75, 1/2 page $125, full page $200. Call Debbie for more information at 409-735-3390

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Deaths and Memorials Death Announcements:

Chester LeLeux Orange Chester LeLeux, 74, of Orange, died Monday, Aug. 15, in Lake Charles, La. Born in Kaplan, La. on Dec. 30, 1936, Chester was the son of Otto and Estelle (Guidry) LeLeux. He worked as a trucker and welder with Triangle Cartrage and Levingston Shipbuilding. Preceded in death by his wife, Laura LeLeux in 1991; Chester is survived by his son, Joseph LeLeux of Orange; and his first cousin, Vergie Gaspard.

Robert “Bob” George Hawks Orange Robert “Bob” George Hawks, 65, of Orange, passed away Thursday, Aug. 11, in Poteau, Okla. Robert was born May 12, 1946 in Cedar Rapids, IA. He was a veteran of the US Air Force. Robert worked as a pipe fitter. He was preceded in death by his parents, Larry and Dorothy (Whittney) Hawks and sister, Linda Peterson. Survivors include his wife, Catherine Cook of Orange; four daughters and sons-in-law Marcy Hawks Hendrickson and Scott of Tulsa, Okla., Lori Hawks Manley and Dan of Frisco, Texas, Kristen Hawks Dalley and Mike of Frisco, Texas, and Janet Barrow Mauzey and Michael of Red Oak, Okla.; one son & daughterin-law, Richard Hudson Barrow and Angie of Hennessey, Okla; eight granddaughters, Brooke Rowell and husband, Michael, Bailey Hendrickson, Bethany Hendrickson, Brenna Hendrickson of Tulsa, Ciara Hawks of Frisco, Texas, Desiree Mauzey Bartmess and husband, Lang of Tecumseh, Okla., Sarah Mauzey Needham and husband, Kyle of Longtown, Okla., Rainey Dale Mauzey of Red Oak, Okla.; four grandsons, Eric Manley, Evan Manley, (already past due) Jaxon John Dalley of Frisco, Texas and Casey Richard Barrow of Hennessey, Okla.; one great granddaughter, Kalyn Mykelle Bartmess; great grandson, Matthew Tyree; and awaiting great grandchild, Needham Baby; other relatives and loved ones; many beloved friends. There will be a memorial service at a later date. Arrangements under the direction of Evans & Miller Funeral Home in Poteau, Okla. To Be held:

Charlotte Faye Janis Bridge City Charlotte Faye Janis, 70, of Bridge City, died Monday, Aug. 15, at her home. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Bridge City. Born in Oak Grove, La. on Nov. 22, 1940, Charlotte was the daughter of John Henry Aus-

tin and Zell (Sneed) Austin. She loved children and taking care of her family. Charlotte is survived by her husband of 30 years, Billy Charles Janis; daughters, Pamela Roberts, Vicky Cleveland; step-daughter, Cathy Myers; step-sons, Doug Janis, John Janis; grandchildren, Brittany Jones, Johnny Deloach, Jr., Mike Clark, Brian Deloach; nine greatgrandchildren; brother, John W. Austin; and sister, Ann DeTommaso. Held:

Dollie Hogden West Orange Dollie Hogden, 82, lifelong resident of West Orange passed away at her home on Friday, Aug. 12, surrounded by her family. A graveside service was held on Tuesday, Aug. 16, at Harris Cemetery in West Orange. Mrs. Hogden was born April 26, 1929, in Orange to Carl and Winnie (Delano) Hudson. She was a homemaker and a very talented artist. Mrs. Hogden was a member of St. John’s Methodist Church, maintained Harris Cemetery and taught art. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Roy Q. Hogden Sr.; son, Roy Q. Hogden,Jr. and sister, Helen Thrailkille Newcomb. Those left to cherish her memory are her children, Richard Hogden and wife, Brenda of West Orange, Joyce Bishop and husband, Ronnie of Hemphill and Marc Hogden and wife, Betty of West Orange; ten grandchildren; eighteen great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. She is also survived by her brother, Roger Hudson; brother-in-law, Fred Hogden and wife, Lois; very dear friends, Mary Frances LeBouef, Jackie Carpenter, Louise Ricks and Oma Jean Watson and many family and friends who love her dearly. Michael Vaughn, Jesse Aranda, Beau Bishop, Bubba Westlund, Robb Cahal and Fred Hogden served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Joe LeBouef, Chuck LeBouef, Cody Bishop, Danny Thrailkille, Chris Caudle, Jimmy Veitch, Bubba Maccabee and all of the great grandsons. Memorial contributions may be made to Southeast Texas Hospice, 912 W. Cherry, Orange, TX 77631.

Jesse Charles “Chuck” McLain Jr. Orange Jesse Charles “Chuck” McLain, Jr., 42, of Orange died Wednesday, Aug. 10. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in his honor on Saturday, Aug. 13, at St. Francis Catholic Church under the direction of Father Tom

Phelan, with burial that followed at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Born October 26, 1968, to Antoinette and Jesse C. McLain in Port Arthur; he was the Director of Management Information Systems in Orange County. Chuck was the loving husband of Stephanie McLain and wonderful father to their two daughters, Chelsea Marie McLain and Jessica Leigh McLain. Chuck grew up in Nederland with his mother and father and his only sister, Debbie. Chuck was active from an early age in local competitive sports. Chuck excelled in baseball, football and power lifting. While attending Lamar University studying management information systems, Chuck met his wife, Stephanie Carroll. Chuck and Stephanie graduated from Lamar University, joined together in marriage in 1994 and began their life together in Orange. Chuck was very involved with his daughters’ activities, especially coaching softball. Chuck also loved to continuously improve his golf game whenever time permitted, not taking away from his family time. Chuck and his family were active members of St. Francis Catholic Church Community and attended Sunday mass as a family. Chuck dedicated his life to his family, his work, and his friends and was a very honest, loyal, and trustworthy person to all those he cared about in his life. Chuck is survived by his wife, Stephanie McLain; his two daughters, Chelsea McLain and Jessica McLain; his parents Antoinette and Jesse C. McLain; his mother-in-law Olga Carroll and his father-in-law Tommy Carroll of Orange; his sister, Debbie McLain Gray; brother-in-law K. Scott Gray, nephew, Blake K. Gray; niece, Lauren Gray; his Godmother and Aunt, Rosie Decuir; and many other aunts, uncles and cousins. His family wishes to acknowledge his special friends who have touched his life over the years, especially at Orange County and all those he’s met coaching softball. Scott Gray, Blake Gray, David Bonura, Clint Decuir, Brian Decuir, Brent Bates and Ross Bates served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers was the Emergency Management Team of Orange County.

Edward Labe Scott Orangefield Edward Labe Scott, 80, of Orangefield passed away on Saturday, Aug. 13, at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont. A Graveside Service was held on Tuesday, Aug. 16, at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City. He was a native of Lott, Texas and was born on May 21, 1931 to parents Henry Vernon Scott Sr. and Minnie Lee (Whitt) Scott. He had lived in the Orange and Orangefield area for 70 years. He was a Christian and was a member of Church of Christ Church in Orangefield. He served his country in the

Army during the Korean Conflict. He had work in construction as a carpenter for 50 years. He enjoyed life to the fullness going fishing, hunting, gardening and going trap shooting at the Gun Range on Sundays. Mr. Scott was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend who will be missed dearly. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Patsy Jo (Carter) Scott; son, Jim Scott; sister, Billie Ruth LaTour; brother, Henry V. Scott Jr.; and great grandson, J. R. Tomlin. He is survived by his son, Frank Scott and wife, Cindy of Orangefield; brother, Guy Scott of Port Acres; grandchildren, Amber Scott of Conroe, Ashley Tomlin and husband, Bryan of Buna, Autumn Savoie and husband, Dane of Fort Sill, Okla.; great grandchildren, Kynlee Tomlin, Drew Savoie and special friends, Carey and Betty Roberts of Orange. Jerry LaTour, Todd Scott, Daniel Roberts, Tim McCord, David Roberts and Jimmy Carter served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Carey Roberts and Guy Scott.

Irma Bryant Hollingsworth Vidor Irma B. Hollingsworth, 81, of Vidor, daughter of the late C W and Easel Morrison Bryant died Wednesday, Aug. 10, at Harbor Hospice House in Beaumont. Born on Feb. 6, 1930 and a native of Pearson, Miss., she lived in Vidor for 46 years and was a retired optical technician after 21 years with Rogers Brothers Enterprises. Funeral services were held on Saturday, Aug. 13 at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor, with a burial that followed at Restlawn Memorial Park in Vidor. Irma is survived by her sons Larry Melvin, Alan Melvin, Kevin Hollingsworth, and Randy Hollingsworth all of Vidor; daughters Glynda Morgan of Arlington and Deborah Mayo of Center, Texas; brother Kenneth Bryant of Florence, Miss.; sisters Evelyn Wilkins and Carol Bowers both of Brandon, Miss.; twenty grandchildren and twenty-five great grandchildren.

JoAnn Risinger Indian Lake JoAnn Risinger, 75, of Indian Lake, passed from this life on Aug. 8, at her home. Graveside services to remember her life were held on Thursday, Aug. 11 at King Cemetery in Hartburg. Born on July 15, 1936 in Beaumont to parents, Joseph Allen Foster and Jarvis (Hobbs) Foster, she lived in Indian Lake since 1981. She had previously lived in Shreveport, La. and she was of the Baptist faith. JoAnn worked as a waitress, she loved animals, often taking in strays, she was a good hearted person and she cared very much for her family and friends. She is preceded in death

by her parents; her husband, Charles Clarence Risinger Sr.; and her sons, Cecil Eugene Risinger and Charles Clarence Risinger Jr.; her sister, Laura Lynn Keeton and her brother, Garland Ray Whitmire. Those who will most cherish her memory are her are two daughters, Jo Stone of Center, Texas and Jessica Harrist of Shreveport; her son, David Allen Risinger of Orange; her sister, Nedra Reeves and husband, Roy of Vidor; her grandchildren, Shalsee Dawn Harrist, Ernest Smith IV, Kristle Bolton and Brenda Bolton; her great grandson, Elijah Christopher Baird and numerous extended family.

Johnny Ray Fults Sr. Orange Johnny Ray Fults, Sr., 78, of Orange, died Thursday, Aug. 11, in Port Arthur. Funeral services were held on Sunday, Aug. 14, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange with the Rev. Keith Meyer officiating. Burial followed at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery. Mr. Fults was born in Hobbs, N.M. on Feb. 7, 1933 to Ernest Ray and Ethel (Waggoner) Fults. He served four years in the United States Navy and later retired from Chevron after working there 37 years. He was a member of Old First Orange Baptist Church, a lifetime member of the Orange Boating Club and a member of the Orange Amateur Radio Club (KE5DJD). Mr. Fults was an extremely talented saxophone player and enjoyed playing for people, he also enjoyed reading and doing crossword puzzles. He is preceded in death by his parents; first wife and mother to his children, Margaret Fults; and grandson, Brandon Fults. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 30 years, Clara Wyles Fults of Orange; sons, Johnny Ray Fults Jr. and wife, Ronecia, David Fults and wife, Donna and Jeff Fults and wife, Dawn all of Orange; step-children, Wesley Quaid and wife, Evelyn of Orange, Cheryl Quaid and partner Anne of Naples, Fla., and Sande Latiolais and husband, Les of Orangefield. He is also survived by twenty three grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; brother, Marion “Mike” Fults; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and family members who all love him dearly. Steven Darroch, Troy Fults, Lanston Fults, Chase Quaid, Reid Fults, Dennis Quaid, Colton Stark and Dylan Courmier served

as pallbearers. Honorary Pallbearers were Mark Meadows and Steven Young. For those who desire memorial contributions may be made to Birthright of Orange, 1537 B Strickland Dr., Orange, TX 77630.

Merlin Broussard On Aug. 13, Merlin Anthony Broussard passed away peacefully at his home. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Tuesday, Aug. 16, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Orange. Born on Sept. 6, 1925 in Rayne, Louisiana, to Jules and Mathilde (LeBlanc) Broussard, Merlin lived a fulfilling life involved in many activities. A young sailor in World War II, he was very proud of his Navy affiliation and still maintained a relationship with his comrades. After the war, he graduated from Stephen F. Austin University to pursue a teaching and coaching profession. Even after he left coaching to work at Allied Chemical, where he retired after 36 years of employment, he continued to volunteer as a football coach at St. Mary High School in the 1970s. Despite the passing years, he still heard the familiar “Coach” from former students be it at church, the theater or a Mustang football game. “Mermo”, as he was known by his grandchildren and friends, young and old, loved his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and looked forward to the birth of a third great grandchild in September. He has enjoyed following his grandchildren’s activities be it academics or sports. He is survived by his wife, Joyce, and together they led an active life that was memorable to their family. Their example of marriage and kindness left an indelible place in all of us. He is also survived by his daughters, Jan (Dave) Pederson, Susan (Roger) Anderson, and Nancy (Tony) Dallas; sons: Brian (Sally) Broussard and Todd (Lynne) Broussard; brothers: Bud, Chester, Ronnie and Junior, sisters: Wanda, Shirley, Jeannette, Glenda, Rhonda, Cynthia, Zona and Amy; grandchildren: Todd Purifoy, Ben Purifoy, Britni Doty, Bradley Doty, Brittany Swanson, Melanie Shearer, Eric Eddlemon, Katie Helton, Ellis Kingham, Leigh Anne Dallas, Jack Dallas, Chad Dallas, Madeleine Broussard and Luke Broussard; great-grandchildren: Miles Eddlemon and Lucas Helton.


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Cooking with Katherine: Smothered Enchiladas Katherine Aras For The Record

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Figs are tasty fruits that boast many health benefits. They can be an important component of a balanced diet. Figs have been grown and enjoyed for centuries. Native to the Middle East, figs grow on a ficus tree and come in different varieties. The fruit ranges dramatically in color and subtly in texture depending on the variety enjoyed. Turkey, Greece and even California are the top fig producers in the world. It’s possible to find figs from late summer through the autumn, depending on location. Fresh figs are very delicate and have a short shelf life. They can be kept in the refrigerator for about two days after being picked. Most people are familiar with the sweet dried figs that are available year-round. One may not be aware of the health value of figs. First and foremost, figs are high in potassium, a mineral that helps control blood pressure. Individuals who have high blood pressure should consider figs as a natural alternative to medication or to use in conjunction with traditional therapies. According to medical research, low intake of potassium-rich foods, coupled with a high intake of sodium, can lead to hypertension. Another benefit of figs is

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An early life in the hot days of August on bad cotton land has kept me humble and my feet firmly planted.

The roots of my raising are never too far away. The hot summers of long ago are burned in my memory. The month of August meant long days under a scorching sun with row after row of backbreaking cotton plants. I don’t believe South Louisiana land was ever meant to raise cotton on, sugar cane and rice, but not cotton. In the Delta country, the Brazos bottom and Rio Grande valley cotton grows to shoulder high. But cotton in Cajun country didn’t grow much past the knees. That meant as a boy, I would drag a long cotton sack all day bent over, my mom on one row and me the next. Together we never picked enough to make much money. We would pool our pickings at the end of the day at the weigh in. Cotton pickers made 30 cents a hundred pounds and a nickel bonus for anything over each hundred. If the cotton produced a half-bale to the acre, it was a bumper crop so it was hard picking for mom and me. We seldom made a dollar between us for a day’s work. It took a bar of homemade lye soap to wash away the dust that had mixed with the all day sweat that the sun had baked into a hard crust on our feet, necks, arms, ears and all exposed parts. A number three wash tub filled with water warmed by the sun all day was waiting for us. I always had last turn in the tub. On Saturday I got scrubbed all over with a brush. Our day started early, as soon as the dew started to evaporate from the cotton. My nights in the little shack house were spent lying on a corn shuck pallet. The body was so tired that it didn’t know corn shuck from a feather mattress. The little building, with no utili-

ties and little ventilation, was like an oven under the August sun. We stayed outdoors until the house was cool enough to be able to sleep. While sitting out in the evenings, we burned anything that would smoke the mosquitoes away. As I look back on those days as a kid, I find many blessings, togetherness being the most important. I would rise shortly after 4 a.m., walk a quarter-mile to the Boudoin place and milk two cows, let the calves get their portion and walk back for whatever we could scare up for breakfast. I received a bucket of milk a week for the morning milking. Mom fixed us a meal that we carried in a syrup bucket for the noonday meal in the field. Sometimes rice and gravy and other times rice and syrup. We brought a jug of water that we placed under a cotton plant to keep it cool. At least it prevented the water from nearly boiling. Cotton leaves, while they were damp, would be placed inside our straw hats to prevent a heat stroke. Cotton boils weren’t pulled; all the cotton was picked, leaving fingertips often bloody and sore. That was long before cotton fields were defoliated. When I fell behind, mom would encourage me. Towards the end of the day she would say, “One more row to go.” Some fond memories were singing and harmonizing of the black pickers. One would start singing way off in the field, and one by one, others joined in until the field was filled with the sound of the Negro workers. Sad songs, glad songs and funny riddle songs that caused everyone to burst out laughing. The times I enjoyed the most were at lunchtime when everyone gathered in the shade of the mule-drawn cotton wagons. After getting our little something to eat, someone pulled out a harmonica, another a Jews-harp.

We picked low back breaking cotton in the heat of August.

Someone always had a pair of bones made form cow’s rib. The men usually started the singing of old Negro spirituals, all in French. Few people knew English. The women and men joined in clapping hands while some kept time on their syrup buckets.

The music still lives in my mind today. I’ve never, in all the years, ever heard that sound and music duplicated. The times were simple, the living hard. Blacks and whites worked side by side in complete harmony. A child didn’t notice color. They were just glad that other youngsters were around. Even though we attended segregated schools and our cultures

Land Stewardship Workshop for Women Staff Report

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Women of the Land is a land stewardship training program designed specifically for women landowners, land managers, hunters, and wildlife enthusiasts. This workshop is designed to encourage women to become active land managers, develop and hone their management skills, and network with women of similar interests. The Texas Wildlife Association (TWA), in partnership with the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department and with support from the San Antonio Livestock Exposition, will host

this event. The 2011 Women of the Land workshop will be held at the Warren Ranch near Santa Anna, Texas, September 23-25. The cost is $160 for TWA members and $200 for nonmembers. The registration fee covers meals, lodging, and materials. Non-members will receive a one-year membership to the Texas Wildlife Association. Registration is limited to 30 participants. Priority will be given to first-time attendees. Much of this workshop will be conducted in the field. Topics to be discussed include habitat, land ethics, soils and hydrology, plant identification, wildlife identification and biol-


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and backgrounds were a little different, we all shared one thing, poverty, poor whites and poor blacks. There was no middle class in the cotton fields. Men and boys and little girls all went barefooted and the sunbaked sod was just as hot regardless of color. A welcome time was the coming of September when the last field was picked and my grandmother had made me some new feed sack shirts that I wore proudly as school began for another season. The girls wore their flowered sack dresses while the boys often wore the same pattern shirt. Our under shorts were made from flour sacks, a softer material. Everyone worked and had chores after school. I don’t recall anyone complaining, even though I do re-

call feeling sorry for myself at times. However, i seldom showed it. As I sit here today, with the air blowing right on me, recalling days when we didn’t have transportation and little else, I realize what a spoiled nation we have become and how little our offspring know about sacrifices. I’m thankful that life for them is better than the road mom and I and many others traveled through those hard years. In my mind, I’m never too far from home, a broken home with a single mom. I’d go through it all again if I could bring back the joy we shared between the tears. Mom is gone now; through picking. I’d pull that sack under that August sun tomorrow just to hear her say one more, “Keep pickin, only one more row to go.”

BCISD to administer Credit by Examination Staff Report

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A&M seeks SEC, but does SEC want A&M?


Not much shade on Sabine Lake


Last week the media kept running stories about Texas A&M being unhappy about the University of Texas and ESPN teaming up for the Longhorn Network and threatening to leave the Big 12 and joining the Southeastern Conference. It was difficult to find information that wasn’t slanted by bloggers from both schools, so I decided to phone my old friends Wayne and Kay Morris, who are probably the most vociferous non-alumni Texas A&M fans in the world. Wayne and Kay were born and raised right here in the Orange area and lived here until a couple of years ago when they moved to the Houston area to be closer to their children and grandchildren. The Morrises were under the impression that the SEC invited the Aggies but not the Longhorns to join their elite conference, but said their son Chuck was involved with the Texas A&M Council of Athletic Ambassadors and attended a meeting at College Station last weekend. So I phoned Chuck, who graduated from West Orange-Stark in 1983 and Texas A&M in 1987 and also lives in the Houston Area. Chuck said the main thing the Aggies are doing now is to avoid being involved in a lawsuit from the Big 12


Jeff Sidnette’s shirt was soaked with sweat and his left hand was cramping as he circled the center console for the third time. The truth of the matter was that fighting the fish that had inhaled his morning glory Diedapper had long since ceased to be an enjoyable experience. When the redfish unexpectedly erupted all around us it was simply a matter of casting any lure into the midst of the melee. Redfish of all sizes churned the surface and while the majority of them appeared to be in the slot, Jeff’s fish was the reason the state issues a red drum tag. Della, Jeff’s wife, and his son, Mark, hooked up the same time Jeff did and both of them had already landed two reds apiece and were sharing a bottle of water while he battled his fish. “I really wish this beast would break off so I could end this tug of war with some dignity,” he stated in all seriousness. When the red finally idled to the surface, I knew that 10 year old Mark was not going to be able to lift his Dad’s fish over the side of the boat, but I did not expect him to throw the net into the lake.“The handle burned my hand,” he stated in a surprised tone of voice as we watched it sink out of sight.“Oh well, it was an old net.” I picked Jeff’s fish up with the Boga Grip and watched the scale sink to the 17-pound mark before easing it right back into the water. It COLBURN PAGE 4B


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Kaz: Does SEC want A&M? for threatening to leave that conference for the second time in less than a year. “We (Texas A&M) must first inform the Big 12 that we wish to withdraw from the conference and then I believe we’ll be extended an invitation from the SEC to become a member of its Western Division,” Chuck speculated. Chuck pointed out that the members of the A&M Regents, college president and athletic director have been talking about the pros and cons of leaving the Big 12 for the SEC ever since the Longhorn Network came into existence. “I’ve been an A&M seasonticket holder for nearly 20 years and having the Aggies join the SEC has been something I’ve always wanted,” Chuck said. “I believe we’re more part of the South than the Midwest with Big 12 conference members from Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Iowa. “We want to chart our own course and by joining the SEC, which I believe is the strongest football conference in the nation, it will give A&M a much bigger stage on which to perform,” Chuck concluded. Chuck’s analogy was pretty much substantiated by an article in Monday’s Houston Chronicle that was written by the College Station Bureau that the SEC’s chairman and chancellors said in a statement: “No action was taken with respect to any institution including Texas A&M to expand the number of institutions in the league.” The SEC’s announcement Sunday that it intends to stick with 12 universities didn’t deter A&M officials from their plans to move forward for the Aggies to join the SEC. They added that the declarations by the SEC and A&M were meant to cover the two schools on the legal front. One A&M official said no action was taken because the SEC and A&M must establish that A&M contacted the SEC about the move and not the other way around to avoid potential lawsuits from the Big 12 and perhaps TV networks. The Aggies are intent on leaving the Big 12 after A&M president R. Bowen Loftin expressed displeasure with Texas’ ESPN-owned Longhorn Network—he said July 21 that the network had created “uncertainty” in the Big 12—and Texas A&M’s general unhappiness with what it perceives as an unstable league, according to the Chronicle. The article also pointed out that the A&M president has stressed that the Aggies joining the SEC has more to do with the long-term “security and stability” of the SEC than the overall unhappiness with

the Big 12. said Sunday that the Aggies will be announced as members of the Southeastern Conference beginning in 2012 within 21 days. According to an official in the Big 12, Texas A&M’s buyout (exit fees) could reach $30 million to leave the Big 12. Should the Aggies become the SEC’s 13th member, they would be part of a seven-team SEC West, with the likes of national champion Auburn, Alabama, Arkansas, LSU, Ole Miss and Mississippi State. The Big 12 reportedly told A&M that the University of Houston would serve as a viable replacement should the Aggies head east. Texas A&M competed in the now-defunct Southwest Conference from 1915-1995 and has been members of the Big 12 since. This Korner can’t imagine the Texas-Texas A&M rivalry ending, but if it continues, the game will be merely for pride and not for a conference championship or even for the significance of a bowl bid. It will just be another game. There’s a good chance the Longhorns won’t even want to play Texas A&M after this. Like the Aggie Fight Song says, “Good-bye to Texas University!!!” KWICKIES…St. Louis Cardinals’ slugging first baseman Albert Pujols smashed a home run estimated at 465 feet Sunday that is the longest homer




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took her a while to recover and I was afraid that we were going to have to keep her, but she finally exploded out of my grip and disappeared into deeper water. While it was not going to break any records, it was still a lot of fish on a very hot day. Mark’s reaction to grabbing the hot handle was also understandable, but I was surprised at how far out in the lake he threw it. Only two days before I had to go overboard to retrieve a purse that was ejected over the side when its owner burned her fingers on the zipper. The catching has been much better than you would expect lately, but you have to not only be somewhat use to the heat in order to take advantage of the bite, but anticipate everything you touch being hotter as well. Even picking up an unused reel that has been lying in the sun can result in an unexpected burn. The other problem that we have experienced this year due to the drought conditions is the high salinity level not only in the lake, but in the river as well. Folks that spend most of their fishing time south of the Causeway or anywhere else on the Texas coast fight the damage that salt inflicts on their equipment on a daily basis, but it has never been much of a problem for fishermen on the north end of the lake. Because the  seven mile  run from Middle Pass back to the launch normally takes place in slightly brackish water at the very worst, the boat and the engine get an adequate flushing. You still have to wash them down when you get home, but you don’t have to worry about the salt crystals left behind as the water evaporates.


That is not the case right now. You can spend the entire day in the river and still see the remnants of saltwater on the side of the boat once it is on the trailer. The bottom line is that if you don’t go the extra mile right now and clean it up before you put it up you are going to experience problems in the long run that you have never experienced before. Fighting the unseen negative effects of ethanol is bad enough, but you don’t have to fall victim to a little salt water. Wash everything down, rod and reels included, before you put your boat away. Wipe down exposed steering mechanisms, trim tab hydraulics, and all latches with WD-40.Waxing your rig on a more frequent basis helps as well. I throw all my lures and jig heads left lying on the console in a bucket and rinse them down before putting them away, but Gene Locke told me that some of the people he fishes with in Florida take care of that problem in a more convenient manner. Rather than pile cut off lures on the console, they throw them in the melted water in their ice chest as soon as they cut them off. By the time they get home they are ready to be put away! Last week’s Tuesday evening river bass tournament drew another solid field, but the fishing was not any easier. Jonathan Simon and Kevin Vaughn took big bass and first place money with a single 3.20-pound bass. Trey Smith and Hunter Gothia took second with two bass weighing 3.10 pounds and Chad Koonze and Darren Youngblood finished third with 2.24-pounds.

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the visitors at Reliant Stadium 20-16 in their first exhibition game of the season. JUST BETWEEN US…There are just about two weeks left before the entries close for the fun-filled 52nd Annual Labor Day Golf Tournament sponsored by Community Bank of Texas and the Men’s Golf Association at Sunset Grove Country Club. The gala tourney is set for Sept. 2, 3, 4 and 5 at Sunset Grove in Orange. Club Pro Jeff Cooper said the entries are not coming in as early as in previous years and hopes those who intend to play in the three-day, 54hole event get their entry fees in by next week

so the staff can figure on the amount of food and prizes to order and the number of golf carts to bring in. If there is a full field, the event will have a Pro Flight, 6 flights of 54-hole medal play plus a 36-hole senior play. The MGA will offer closest-to-the-hole prizes and Miller Lite will sponsor a long drive contest Friday afternoon around 5 p.m. after the Pro-Am Tournament is over. Entry fees are $375 for the Pro Flight, $180 for amateurs and $130 for seniors. The entry fee covers admission to all four days of events for participants and guest. For additional information contact Jeff Cooper at 409-883-9454.

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Families Sought to Host High School Exchange Students Staff Report

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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. Get more information can contact Yvette Coffman at 800-9413738 or visit

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BC Strutters awarded ‘All American Team of the Week’ Staff Report

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The Bridge City Strutters attended American Dance Drill Team Camp recently at Crowne Plaza Hotel Riverwalk at San Antonio, Texas. They were awarded Super Sweepstakes, Outstanding Home Routine, Best Overall Precision, Most Admired Team of the Day, All American Team of the Day and week by the American Dance staff. All American Kick Company members are Nicole Encalade, Devon Skidmore, Caylee Champagne, Katy Prouse, Madison Woodruff, and Ciara Cooper with Caylee Champagne being named Miss High Kick. Junior Miss High Kick is Kristen Young. All American members are Nicole Encalade, Karli Anderson, Kaitlyn Ezell, Sydney Shepherd, Katie Nation, and Devon Skidmore. All American Honorable Mention members are Sarah Norville, Alexandra Biggs, Ciara Coo-

per, Aubrey Hale, and Madison Lyons. Junior All American members are Rachel Hecker and Kristen Young. All American Dance Company members (elite dancers at camp) are Nicole Encalade, Kaitlyn Ezell, Sydney Shepherd, and Devon Skidmore. Outstanding Performer is Captain Nicole Encalade. All Strutters were nominated for All American tryouts; however, Lt. Madison Woodruff broke her foot right before she tried out and will be recuperating for the next six to eight weeks. Bridge City Strutters are Captain Nicole Encalade, 1st Lt. Karli Anderson, Lt. Kaitlyn Ezell, Lt. Madison Woodruff, Lt. Sydney Shepherd, Caylee Champagne, Devon Skidmore, Kayla Pruitt, Samantha Morphew, Katie Nation, Sarah Norville, Hailey Ashworth, Alexandra Biggs, Ashley Cisneros, Ciara Cooper, Kayla Gallegos, Victoria Gauthier, Aubrey Hale, Madison Lyons, Katy Prouse, Sydni Beuhler, Chassadi Decker, Hannah Carruth, Jessica Green, Rachel Hecker, Cheska Podnewich, Maura Terrell, Kristen Young. Director is Cathy Riley.

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Bridge City Heritage Festival set for Oct. 1 Staff Report

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The Historical Museum of Bridge City is hosting the Bridge City Heritage Festival on Oct. 1, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Bridge City Community Center grounds. There will be live musical entertainment, carnival rides, antique cars, crafts and exhibits, a silent auction, bingo, children’s games and much more. For those interested in a craft/exhibit or food booth space, please contact Paige Williams at 409-738-3743, Tracey Broussard at 409-344-2341, Lisa Beuhler at 409-988-9999 or by email at to receive a vendor packet.


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It’s that time of year again. The Orange Community Players, Inc. is kicking off their new season as their membership drive continues. First time in the director’s chair is Andrew Gibson. Many saw Gibson in last year’s season finale, “Hair Spray” as Corny Collins. Gibson chose “The Boys Next Door” for his directorial debut because it was the first production he was in during high school under Brooke Doss. The Boys Next Door is about mentally challenged men of different diagnoses that live in a group setting. Not an easy challenge for a director or actors. The characters have to be treated with dignity, while at the same time maintaining the humor of different life situations as faced by those that process life differently. “I want [the audience] to laugh with them, not at them,” said Gibson. I would say they are off to a good start. I laughed several times, which normally I don’t do at rehearsals. Daniel Sharpless and Zech Turk play men that suffer from mental retardation. Men with the mind of a child. I actually think they have a pretty good handle on the characters. I have such a man living in my household and I grew up with another. There is great comedy in the unique way they see life. They are also very serious in other areas that a “normal person” wouldn’t give a second thought to. I could see that in Sharpless’ Norman Bulansky and Turk’s Lucien P. Smith. Some of the other actors are still discovering their characterizations. Brooke and Kevin Doss gave the cast many suggestions on how they can bring the characters into their souls, actually becoming the character and not just acting the part. There are some great veteran’s in the show, so I’m sure they will pull it off. Like I said, I laughed a lot. Gibson said it has been difficult directing and acting in the play at the same time. He had to take on a large role when the ac-

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tor in a major part backed out. He plays the Jack, the manager of the men in the home and also the narrator. The rest of the cast is Robert Reazie as Arnold Wiggins; John Hall as Barry Klemper; Milton Hardin as Mr. Hedges/Senator Clarke/Mr. Corbin; Skylar Huckaby as Sheila; Bré Norton as Clara/Mrs. Fremus/Mrs. Warren; and John David is a new comer to OCP as Mr. Klemper. The Boys Next Door written by Tom Griffin takes the stage beginning Thursday. Performances are scheduled at 7:37 p.m., Aug. 18-20 and Aug. 25-27. There will be a matinee at 2:37 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 28. Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for students. Reservations can be made by leaving a message at 409-882-9137. The Orange Community Playhouse is located at 708 W. Division Ave. in Orange. Season memberships are still being accepted for as little as $40 for adults and $25 for students. Fill out the form in this paper and bring it to the theater with you or mail it in to the PO Box provided on the form

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CHURCH BRIEFS Solid Rock Baptist Church to host musical

Did you know Bro. Bob Simmons, a 84, is still preaching and teaching God’s word?

The Solid Rock Baptist Church, 1207 Link Ave in Orange, will host a musical on Saturday, Aug. 20 at 6 p.m. Minister of Music, Pastor Michael White II from Rose of Sharon Baptist Church in Port Arthur will deliver the message. Anointed men and women of God will sing praises to the Lord. The community is invited to attend.

Salem UMC to sell dinners Aug. 19 The Salem United Methodist Church will be selling fried chicken dinners on Friday, Aug. 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m in the Church Fellowship Hall. The menu will include: fried chicken, pinto beans and rice, tossed salad, bread and cake for dessert. Each plate will cost $7. For orders or more information, call the church at 409-8832611 Monday through Thursday between the hours of 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

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. Yep! Right here at Maranatha Christian Center, located at 7879 Highway 87N, Orange Texas. Sunday 10:30 a.m., Wednesday 7 p.m., on KOGT at 8:30 a.m. Sunday.  We invite everyone to come and be with us at our services.

Starlight COGIC to host men’s weekend The men of Starlight Church of God in Christ invite other men in the community to join them for Men’s Weekend 2011. The weekend starts on Friday, Aug. 19 at 7:30 p.m. with Pastor Herman Hicks as the guest speaker. Pastor Hicks will be coming from Wichita, Kan. On Saturday, Aug. 20 workshops will be held at the E.B. Lindsey Family Life Center. It begins with registration and a continental breakfast from 8:30 am to 9 am. There will be workshops such as Developing an Effective Men’s Ministry, Conquering Addictions, and  Our Responsibility to the Fatherless. Pastor William Wilson of Jones Memorial COGIC in Beaumont will be the workshop presenter. Saturday will conclude with lunch. Registration is $25 and includes workshop material, a conference portfolio and a lunch. Friday night and Sunday morning service is open to everyone at no cost.



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North Orange Baptist Church to host 9/11 remembrance service North Orange Baptist Church, located at 4775 N. 16th in Orange, invites you to join us for a community-wide 9/11 Remembrance Service Sunday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. “Remembering the tragedy, the loss, the sacrifice,and celebrating the privilege to preserve, protect and enjoy the freedom we have as Americans.” The service will feature the LCM Band under the direction of Steve Shoppert and a Community Choir under the direction of Brad Holmes. We will hear from members of the military and service organizations and leaders of our community. For more information, go to

First United Methodist to host Lerner & Loewe Dinner Theater On Friday, Aug. 19 and Saturday, Aug. 20 at 6:30 p.m. the First United Methodist Church Orange will present a dinner theater. Enjoy a gourmet meal and music from Lerner & Loewe performed by Doug and Donna Rogers, Kevin Doss, Tom Taliaferro, Chris Abshire, Nolan Thornal, Janet Bland, Caroline Armstrong, Rico Vasquez, Joy McCraven, and Brook Doss. Tickets are $50 per person. Call 409-886-7466 for tickets or more information.

Salem UMC to host ‘Blessing of the Back Packs’ Salem United Methodist Church will host “Blessing of the Back Packs” on Sunday, Aug. 21 at 11 a.m. Children are invited to bring their backpacks to church and place them on the altar. Each child will receive a prayer tag for their back pack. All children of the community are invited.

First United Methodist to host MOPS meeting Aug. 26 Mothers of Preschoolers ages birth through Kindergarten will meet from 9:30 a.m. to noon, Thursday Aug. 26 at First United Methodist Church Orange, 502 N. 6th St., and the fourth Thursday of each month thereafter.  “Moppetts” will provide care for the children while moms have adult time during meetings.  You don’t have to be a Methodist just a mom. Call the church at 409-886-7466  or Angela Abshire 409-670-1751 for details.

Cowboy church to host last Buckle Series Playdays The community is invited to join the Cowboy Church of Orange County for their last Buckle Series Playdays of 2011, a The playdays are Aug. 27, Sept. 24 and Oct. 29. Events include barrels, poles, flag race, baton race and speed race. Buckles will be awarded for overall high point for each age group. Special classes are lead line, mutton bustin’ and stick horse race with special awards also given at end of series. Western attire required; hat, sleeved shirt, jeans and boots. Current negative coggins and signed release form required. Everyone is welcome. For more information contact Debbie Vance at 409-745-0656.

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:

First United Methodist Church

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 School: 9 a.m.; Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer and Bible Study 7 p.m. Nursery provided For a ride, please call 735-4234

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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!

Harvest Chapel

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.

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!

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

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!”

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.

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

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Apostolic Pentecostal Church 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

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.

First Baptist Church 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”

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

FURNITURE FULL BED SET, complete set w/ mattress, $450, (409) 6709272 or 886-5725. VERY COMFORTABLE SOFA SLEEPER $185 w/matching big mans chair $125. Feels like leather! Desk - $20, Book case - $15. White coming out or wedding dress w/pearls - $40. 4 piece ceramic canister set $12. 4 piece rust orange canister set - $20. Glass coffee table - $35. Brown filing cabinet - $10. 2404 Post Oak Dr. in Orange. Must make Appointment. Call 670-9272. 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

MISSING SMALL, BACK CHIHUAHUA dog named ‘Zoey.’ Missing since Aug.12. Call 33-853-2706.

PORT-A-CRIB W/BEDDING, mobile and wind-up Graco baby swing. All like new. $75. Call 409-883-7065. WOLFF SYSTEM Tanning Bed for sale. $300. Call 2391230. WANT TO BUY 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. RIDING LAWM MOWER, 2006, Craftsman, 30”, $700. 679-7036. MISC. SALE. Furniture, glassware, picture frames, pots, ceramic molds, clothes, Much More (some free items), (409) 886-7878.

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BEURWOOD GUITAR, $90; Mark II Guitar, $45; small first act dicovery, $15, (409) 8838372.

Siamese, free to good home, (409) 988-6825 or 883-3725. FREE LAB PUPPIES, to good homes, (409) 313-1556.

LEER CAMPER TOP, white, fits 8’ bed, 2 bunks w/ storageexcellent cond., $450; Butane tank, 150 gal., $125; 600 Watt Generator, $100, bow Flex, hardly used, $200, (409) 988-4897.

2 BEAUTIFUL KITTENS, free to good homes, shots & wormed: one grey Tabby W/ white markings, &big eyes; on pretty Calico w/ beautiful markings, both friendly and healthy, (409) 988-6551.

SERVICES HOUSECLEANING: Will clean your home as if it’s mine. Excellent references. 409-734-8096.

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

HOUSECLEANING and Respite care, 6 years experience, Have worked with Hospice, caring, dependable, affordable, references. We do spring cleaning, Real Estate set - ups, office cleaning, basic home cleaning, Free Quotes, No Job too Big or Small, ask for Brenda Witheres @ (409) 344-2158 or 960-2500. www. (8/24) LET US HELP FIND YOUR ROOTS, Genealogy Researher / Compiler, 35 years experience, Call Mary at (409) 960-2500. biz//ws (8/24) PETS & LIVESTOCK FREE KITTEN, mixed, bobtailed, looks like Manix or

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2 ABANDONED DOGS, sisters, free to good homes, about 1 yr. old, good with kids & other pets, wormed, have ads & picts. on Bridge City, call Amy @ 920-3765. LAB/PIT MIX, 8M old, spayed female, on heart worm prev., free to good home, (409) 7469502. PUBLIC NOTICES: GOLDEN TRIANGLE TOUGHLOVE is a self help parents support group for parents of children displaying unacceptable behavior. Meets every Tues. at 7 pm.

LEGAL NOTICES DOMESTIC CITATION BY PUBLICATION/PC - CDVPPCWD THE STATE OF TEXAS TO: Ashadu Zzaman, Respondent: YOU HAVE BEEN SUED. You may employ an attorney. If you or your attorney do not file a written answer with the clerk who issued this citation by 10:00 A.M. on the Monday next following the expiration of 20 days after you were served this citation and petition, a default judgement may be taken against you.

The petition of Nahid Sultana, Petitioner, was filed in the County Court At Law #2 of Orange County, Texas, on June 15, 2011, against Ashadu Zzaman, numbered 110525-D, and entitled IN THE MATTER OF THE MARRIAGE OF Nahid Sultana and Ashadu Zzaman. The suit requests FIRST AMENDED PETITION FOR DIVORCE. The date and place of birth of the child/ren who are the subject of the suit: ALICIA ZAMAN REDE JUNE 1, 2006 LOS ANGELES, CA The Court has authority in this suit to enter any judgment or decree in the child/ren's interest which will be binding upon you, including the termination of the parent-child relationship, the determination of paternity and the appointment of a conservator with authority to consent to the child's adoption. ISSUED AND GIVEN under my hand and seal of said Court at Orange, Texas this August 11, 2011.

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LEGAL NOTICES CIVIL CITATION - CCVPUBWD THE STATE OF TEXAS TO: UNKNOWN HEIRS OF TERRY WAYNE SMITH RESPONDENT: NOTICE: YOU HAVE BEEN SUED. You may employ an attorney. If you or your Attorney do not file a written answer with the clerk who issued this citation by 10:00 A.M. on the Monday next following the expiration of forty-two days from the date of issuance of this citation and petition, a default judgment may be taken against you. You are hereby commanded to appear by filing a written answer to the Plantiff's Petition at or before 10:00 AM. on the Monday next after the expiration of forty-two days after the Enlarged for proofing. date of issuance of this citation the same being SEPTEMBER Actual size: 2X4” 5, 2011 Said ANSWER may be filed at the District Clerk's Office at To be published in the Orange County Courthouse, 801 W. Division Ave. or by The Record 030911 mailing it to 801 W.Newspapers Division Ave., Orange, Texas 77630 Said PLAINTIFF'S SUMMARY OF SUIT FOR CITATION BY PUBLICATION was filed and docketed in the Honorable PLEASE FAX ANY 128th District Court of Orange County, Texas at the District Clerk's Office at the Orange County Courthouse, 801 W. CORRECTIONS BY Division Ave., Orange, Texas on JULY 20, 2011 in the following styled andNOON numbered TUESDAY cause: The suit requests SEE: EXHIBIT "A" to 735-7346


CAUSE NO. 110217-C

Jpmorgan Chase Bank N A VS Alisha Lanae Eusea, et al The name and address of the attorney for Plaintiff otherwise the address of Plaintiff is: JASON A LEBOEUF 15000 SURVEYOR BOULEVARD, STE 100, ADDISON, TEXAS 75001

FAX ISSUED AND GIVEN under my hand and seal of said Court at Orange, Texas this JULY 21, 2011. # 735-7346

VICKIE EDGERLY, District Clerk Orange County, Texas




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2/1 IN OFISD, 1 block from schools, Large lot, W./D hookups, No Pets, $400 monthly + dep., (409) 720-8699 or 7356701. (8/17)


3/1 IN BCISD, $625 monthly + $625 dep., (409) 656-8826.

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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

BRIDGE CITY 2/1 w/ CP, W/ D hookups, very quiet and nice, available NOW, water paid, $580 monthly + $580 dep., call 735-3369 and leave detailed message.



REMODELED 3/2/2, 1,700 sq. ft., brick, new CA/H, custom kitchen w/ granite & stainless, laundry, tile, laminate, carpet, custom blinds, screened porch, tree shaded yard, Lg. storage build., great neighborhood, for appointment to see call (409) 313-6085 (8/27)

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)

50 ACRES, MAURICEVILLE, area, 1839 CR#3139, 3/2 frame home, cleared & fenced, cross fenced, working pens, hay fields, ponds barn, shop. Call Gurtie at Jerry Hughes Realty, (409) 988-9478. CUTE HOME335 EDGERLY.Totally redone home, new inside !!! Two bedroom now, could be 3 bedroom. Owner turned 3rd bedr to poker room, dining now.... Has in-ground pool,

HOME RENTALS 1/1 IN MAURICEVILLE, Log Cabin, in the woods, $550 monthly, Call for an appointment to see @ (409) 7352030. (M&R)

QUAIL TRAILS 3, LCMISD, 3.735 acres, ready to move on, MSUD water and sewer, mobiles and horses OK, WOODRIDGE LAND, (409) 745-1115. 1/2 ACRE IN OFISD, 6370 McGill Rd., unrestricted, all utilities, asking $9,800, (254) 527-3805. 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. QUAIL TRAILS OFISD, two new 2.5 acre partially cleared lots, livestock and mobiles OK, financing available, WOODRIDGE LAND, (409) 745-1115. IN BCISD, just outside city limits, concrete mobile home runners and patio slab already on property, nice location, reduced to $8,500, (409) 8828073. (tfn) HORSES WELCOME! Mobiles OK, 10 acre tracts in OFISD, seller may finance, WOODRIDGE LAND, (409) 745-2273.



BRIDGE CITY CORNER LOT, Ferry and Meadowlawn, by owner, $11,000, good neighborhood, near school, (409) 883-8057. (8/10)

06 OUTBACK TRAVEL TRAILER. bumper pull travel trailer 25 ft with rear and side slide. outdoor camp stove, brand new tires, sleeps 6 to 8 people. very clean just looking to upgrade to larger trailer. $15,500.00. call 886-1837 or 988-5448.



‘68 FORD MUSTANG. GT Fastback, Automatic, runs and drives well, Price $6950, for details mail me at / 512-782-4586.

01 TRAIL-LITE 30FT. bumper pull self contained travel trailer. Super lightweight 4,4000 lbs. No slide, queen front, bunk beds rear, sleeps 7 to 9, very clean, very good condition, nonsmoker, hitch and spare. Can be pulled with pick-up truck. Asking $6800. Call 409-883-6406 for more information.

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SPACES For Rent Quiet 30 and 50 AMP service spaces for rent, at a low $225 monthly, plus all utilities & services, except electric, $75, quiet patio, good parking.

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MOBILE HOME RENTALS BC AREA , as little as $30 daily for rooms, M.H.’s by day

LARGE 2/2, near comletion of ‘04 FORD F-150, excellent renewal, stove & refirg., blinds, cond., 30K miles, garage covered patio, $520 monthly, kept, reg. cab, loaded, (409) plus all utilities & services, ex768-1840. cept electric, $75, quiet patio, good parking.

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‘02 Buick Century

‘04 Ford Exp. XLT

‘06 GMC Canyon SWB, auto. trans., air conditioning, clean, clean, clean!

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‘07 Chevy Silv. LT

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‘07 Dodge Ram PU


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‘04 Saturn Ion

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‘07 Kia Sedona


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‘00 GMC Yukon


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‘05 Dodge Caravan

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‘02 Malibu

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‘05 Ford Exp. SP

‘04 Mustang 2D

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‘02 Grand Marquis

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‘02 Chevy Blazer

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‘04 Buick Lesabre


Automatic - Air

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‘03 Grand Marquis

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‘03 Ford Exp. XLT

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‘03 Grand Marquis GS

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‘03 Buick Lesabre

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For The Record OC Grand Jury indicts 30 Staff Report

For The Record

The Orange County Grand Jury met on Wednesday, Aug. 10 and returned the following true bills of indictment. The allegations are as follows: Tina Desha Jackson, 47, of Vidor, felony forgery. Jenna Breanne Smith, 19, of Bridge City, fraudulent use of indentifying information. Chelli Ray Romero, 38, of Orange, felony theft and felony forgery. Michael Wayne Declouet, 51, of Orange, burglary of a building. Jarrod Dewayne Marks, 31, felony possession of a con-

trolled substance. Brandi Michelle Blanchard, 35, of Vidor, felony theft. Michelle Lee Cormier, 30, of Vidor, two cases of felony possession of a controlled substance. Robbie Lee Kelley, 24, of Vidor, felony possession of a controlled substance. Wallace Ray Ritter, 39, of Vidor, aggravated assault. Kayla Inez McCarthy, 19, of Vidor, injury to a child. Cody Allan Powell Sr., 23, of Vidor, injury to a child. Quincy Sabastian Solomon, 28, of Orange, felony evading arrest or detention.

Patrick Wayne Payne, 41, of Lake Charles, La., felony criminal mischief. Desmond Tremaine Irvine, 28, of Orange, felony assault. Johnny Leonard Victoria II, 37, of Orange, unauthorized use of a vehicle. Christina Denise St. Julien, 25, of Orange, abandoning a child. Michael James Alex, 20, of Orange, burglary of a habitation. Oshea Jarrell Antoine, 18, of Orange, burglary of a habitation. Vidrick Paul Blackewell, 20, of Orange, burglary of a habitation. Zachary Dylan Anthony, 18, of Orange, felony possession of a controlled substance. Marvin Wayne Elmore, 18,of Orange, felony possession of a controlled substance. Jammie Lea Collins, 41, of Orange, felony possession of a controlled substance. Joseph Lee Cascio Jr., 36, of Vidor, felony possession of marijuana. Dung Hong Nguyen, 52, of Orange, felony possession of marijuana.

BCCC welcomes EconoLodge

Staff Report

For The Record

Another Hurricane Ike damaged business comes back to Bridge City in grand fash-

ion. The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce welcomed the newly built EconoLodge to its new location, 255 Texas Avenue (across the street from the former one) with a ribbon

cutting ceremony on Tuesday, Aug. 16. Hirel and Kristi Patel are excited to be back in business again. EconoLodge has 45 rooms available with 17 suites having kitchenettes.


WED., 897 SUNCREST, BC, at the end of the street, off Hwy 1442, 4 families, 7 till ? Bassinet, lots of home decor, adult - kid’s and baby clothes, some new clothes, lots of misc. FRI. & SAT., 3516 LAWN OAK, ORANGE, Estate Sale, 8-12. Sewing machine, dining furniture, kitchenware, washing machine, couch, chairs, end tables, towels, sheets and dressing table with bench. SAT., 8020 HAGER, OF, in Paulwood Add. off Hwy 105, 4 families, 7 till ? Clothes (baby - kids - womens, - mens), toys, kitchen &home decor, new ceiling fans, baseboards, much more! REDUCED PRICES! ALL MUST GO! GARAGE SALE!- 898 Idylwood BC. Sat. Aug 20, 7- noon Bargin Prices!!! Dryer, desk, antique sewing machine,army cot, TV, tools, fishing, electric fireplace, clothing, household items, much more! Fri & Sat, Aug. 19 &20 from 7am to 2pm. 325 Paula Ave. Dressers, baby bed, mattress sets, toys, baby items, and lots more. Sat. 8a-3p 1718 Robin Ave. Toys, nomex, furniture and misc. items.

Shannon Michael Maloney, 27, of Orange, burglary of a Marriage licenses issued by the office of Karen Jo Vance, Orange County Clerk for the week Aug. 8 through Aug. 12 habitation.   Vance Martin Sattler, 36, of Ryan A. Rausch and Lovely D. Quileste Orange, burglary of a habitaAnil K. Nalluri and Elizabeth J. Smith tion. Kent W. Stockton and Gladies S. Getuya Paul Joseph LaGrone, 33, of Derek R. James and Amanda M. Gagneux Vidor, felony possession of a Michael T. Lee and Erica N. Frederick controlled substance and burBradley J. Trahan and Mary A. Luce glary of a habitation. Freddie D. Gotreau and Melanie Triche Jimmy Wardell Beard, 44, of Herman Cole Jr. and Tina M. Trahan Vidor, aggravated assault/inNicholas A. Granger and Kacie L. Wehmeyer decency with a child. William J. Knighten and Carrie N. Campbell Mary Eileen Elliott, 46, of Christopher A. Tenopir and Jennifer E. McKnight Vidor, felony theft.  Stephen G Graves and Cindy D Welch Marlon, Leon Baker, 53, of Vidor, aggravated assault.

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