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The Community Newspaper of Orange, Texas

Week of Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Family files lawsuit after inmate death Debby Schamber For The Record

Attorneys representing the family members of Robert Montano have filed a lawsuit in Federal Court alleging Orange County employees consciously chose not to ensure that Robert Montano, who is a known mental health patient, received basic human needs, medical and mental health care, food or water. According to the petition

filed with the court, on 6:24 p.m. on Oct. 7, 2011, an Orange County deputy was dispatched to the area of Montano 9974 Bessie Heights Road, following the County 9-1-1 call. The caller indicated Montano “was running around in people’s yards and

in the roadway, yelling for help, and saying that there was someone chasing him with a gun.” The caller reported to dispatch he did not see any weapons and it appeared that Montano was intoxicated. When the deputy arrived, she noted Montano was standing at the edge of a neighbor’s property, flailing his arms in the air, sweating profusely and yelling. She further indicated that he was foaming at the mouth.

Based on her observations Montano was deemed intoxicated to the degree that he was a danger to himself and others. He was arrested and charged with the Class C misdemeanor offense of public intoxication. Upon arrival at the county Jail, a nurse evaluated Montano prior to his acceptance into the jail facility. It was decided Montano would be placed into a medical observation cell, known as the “bubble,” until

the booking process was completed. He remained there for five days until his death. Initially, the plan by the nurses was to simply observe Montano. After two days passed, they allegedly made the decision that Montano was too paranoid and delusional to be checked for vital signs. The lawsuit alleges, Monano was placed in a medical observation cell so nurses could observe his health but covered the windows of the cell with

paper. According to the petition, in a statement from a nurse she described Montano as “paranoid.” “He refused to eat, drink or wear uniform clothing. He was constantly screaming.” She also said, Montano stated someone was “going to kill him.” He also crawled around the cell on his hands and knees. INMATE DEATH Page 3A

St. Paul Episcopal celebrates 150 years Honey Bears Bulls and Barrels Rodeo Oct. 26 The Little Cypress Mauriceville Honey Bear Drill Team will hold their eighth annual Bulls and Barrels Rodeo, at 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26 at the Cowboy Church of Orange County Arena, located at 673 FM 1078, Orange, Texas. The show is open to those wishing to participate in bull riding or barrel racing. Other events will include mutton busting (sheep riding) for younger cowboys and cowgirls. Rodeo contestants wishing to enter should call Brittney Wacasey at 817-253-3042. The rodeo is open to the public and admission is $5 per person. The Honey Bears will facilitate the rodeo operations including registration procedures and concessions sales. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Honey Bear Drill Team program. This event has become an LCM tradition and provides quality family entertainment for residents of Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana.

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Debby Schamber For The Record

St. Paul Episcopal Church is celebrating 150 years in Orange. The first church services were in 1863 at the Orange residence of Mr. and Mrs Jerome Swinford where Mrs. Mary W. Trumble lived with her daughter Anna Trumble and son-in-law. These two women were directly responsible for the start of the Episcopal mission in Orange. To honor and celebrate founder’s lives, the church will hold a memorial service 3 p.m. Saturday at Evergreen Cemetery located at 920 Jackson Avenue. As the community grew along with the congregation, they rotated services among member’s houses. By 1868 regular weekly services were held for the small church. Around 1880, Mary Trumble donated land at 4th and Main streets. She obtained gifts of lumber from the local saw mills and the small church was built on the site. A pipe organ was installed in 1880 and the congregation occupied their first chapel. The congregation continued to meet there until 1897 when it was destroyed by what is called the “great storm.” Everything was lost, except their faith. They lost their records and other contents, but remained steadfast through it all. They would rebuild again,

Hillbrook Estaste residents discuss housing complex David Ball

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There will be celebration for the 150th anniversary for St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on Sunday. Morning prayer will be at 8 a.m. followed by the Holy Eucharist at 10:30 a.m. There will be a coffee hour and visitation between services. There will also be a luncheon following the services. RECORD PHOTO

but this time at 6th and Main Streets. St. Paul’s struggled to survive during the next few decades. During the war, Orange began to expand with the shipbuilding industry. As a result, the number of members grew too. The processional cross, brass altar cross and communion candle holders were purchased at this time. An English bell was placed in the belfry as a memorial to all the men who died in World War I. Church leaders and members rejoiced when the church officially became a parish in ST. PAULL Page 3A

The location of one proposed public housing project drew a crowd Tuesday afternoon at the regular meeting of the board of commissioners of the Orange Housing Authority. The first public hearing was held on the proposed development of the Arthur Robinson II unit on Sikes Road off of North MLK Drive. Residents from nearby Hillbrook Estates gave their comments on the project at the public hearing. There were also public hearings on the issuance of tax-exempt bonds and other available funds for affordable rental family rental housing in the development of Pine Grove and Velma Jeter. Most of the comments made were not in support of Arthur Robinson II being built in the neighborhood. One resident believes the project takes from the rich and gives to the poor and he wanted to know why the

project could not be built on Simmons Drive or expand the Pine Grove project on Park Street. He was concerned, too, there would be an increase in drug trafficking from residents at the complex. Commissioner Patricia Coppage replied there are requirements for living in the affordable housing units and drugs are grounds for eviction. Commission president Michael Combs also answered the resident and said funds from the Department of Housing and Urban Development set rules where the money may be spent. He added the OHA would lose out on millions of dollars for affordable housing if it was turned down. Coppage said a federal lawsuit determined low income housing cannot be built only in prior low income areas. The OHA originally wanted to build on Burton Road, but HUD directed them to build on Sikes Road.

“This (Hillbrook Estates residents’) comments are close to NIMBY which means Not In My Back Yard and that is illegal,” Coppage said. Another resident voiced the opinion the Arthur Robinson residents are “too lazy to help themselves” and they never had the initiative to help themselves. He also believed some residents received rent-free housing. He thought funding would be better spent on education and job training. Combs replied he wouldn’t let comments at the public hearing be insulting and the majority of the Arthur Robinson residents are employed who receive a lower rent, but not free rent. The resident completed his comments to Combs by saying the city should focus on rebuilding properties still damaged by Hurricanes Rita and Ike, possibly through a bond election. “Who gave y’all the auHOUSING COMPLEX Page 3A

Linda Garrett: Mammograms save lives Linda Garrett was shocked when the doctor told her she had breast cancer in 2006. “I never had any symptoms,” she said. Breast cancer did not run in her family, but she always cautious of the deadly disease since her father had prostate cancer. A history of breast cancer in the family leads to an increased risk; however, breast cancer is still diagnosed in

women with no family history, according to One in seven women who live to age 85 will develop breast cancer in her lifetime, and if detected early the fiveyear survival rate exceeds 95 percent success. In addition, breast cancer is the leading cause of death in women ages 40 to 45. This year more than 211,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and 43,300 women will die.

Garrett hadn’t missed a mammogram appointment and still doesn’t miss her annual Garrett exam. At the time, she qualified for the Gift Of Life program for underserved women in need of a mammo-

gram. “I didn’t think I would qualify for the assistance,” Garrett said. “I am so glad I went — it saved my life.” Mammograms are among the best early detection methods for breast cancer, yet 13 million women 40 or older have never had a mammogram. A mammogram is a low dose x-ray examination that can detect breast cancer up to two years before it is large

enough to be felt. For Garrett, the mammogram showed a small growth in her breast. “I probably wouldn’t have detected it myself since it was very deep,” Garrett said. Garrett said she had no visible lumps or symptoms. She was sent to UTMB-Galveston for additional testing and a biopsy. Tests confirmed it was MAMMOGRAMS Page 3A

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Control and caution in social media mania Caroline Brewton

Don’t post statuses about them that you wouldn’t want posted about you, and avoid sharing embarrassing photos of other people.

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or better or worse, my generation is defined by its instant and sometimes nonstop communication. We’re plugged into mobile devices and smartphones in order to access our Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter accounts—24/7. Some have chosen to highlight this behavior as problematic, though this constant connectivity is a selling point for others. While the field I’ve chosen requires me to stay in the loop, I do not like social media personally. The reason is privacy is hell to control. Think about it: if a friend snaps an embarrassing photo of you and posts it to Facebook, suddenly the world has access. You must request for them to delete the photo; even though you’re in it, if you didn’t upload it, you have no control. Even if your friend deletes the photo, there is still a chance someone you didn’t

• Your employers will look at your social media profiles. Use that to your advantage — highlight some of the positive things you do by posting about them. Do you volunteer with the Red Cross? Tutor kids after school? Snap a pic and post it to your profile.

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want to has seen the photo or saved it to their computers. So I’ve put together a list of tips to help you navigate social media without endangering your reputation or that of your friends. Read on:

• Stay in the know with the privacy settings on your social networks. These are constantly evolving, and you should check regularly to make sure that you understand them and that your posts and pictures are on the correct setting.

• Think before you post. Don’t post too-personal updates. Be careful with political posts. If you feel passionately about a given subject, that’s great — but wait before you spill your guts to the internet. Try sleeping on it.

• You may have heard that it’s not smart to be friends with your coworkers on Facebook, but I disagree. Friending co-workers may cause you to filter your posts to make sure everything is appropriate. If you can’t filter your posts to

• Treat your friends’ privacy like you would treat your own.


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thority to make those decisions? I’ll die here in Orange. I’m not just passing through,” he said. Another Hillbrook Estates resident was concerned the new housing complex would degrade property values in the subdivision. One asked why the board wasn’t focused on filling the 12 percent of housing currently unoccupied in the city. She was concerned about the effects on property taxes the development may bring. Combs said OHA is replacing housing rather than rebuilding housing. Some were concerned if there would be enough police and fire coverage in that area. Combs said that would be a decision for the city to make and each public housing complex has security. The Arthur Robinson I complex on Burton Street will also be demolished and made into a green zone. Combs said the property was damaged by the hurricanes and is not adequate to reside in. The Texas General Land Office gave storm damaged funding for that project. One resident asked what other properties were looked at before the current Arthur Robinson II location was chosen. Coppage said 18th Street, 34 1/2 Street and Velma Jeter were also considered. The resident then asked why not sell some of those properties the OHA owns to raise funds and build Arthur Robinson II someplace else. “Y’all (the OHA board) have already made up your minds,” she said. “The first of the year I’m selling my home. People will move out of the city and it will be only low-rent housing.” Coppage said the board hasn’t made up its mind, but it has made up its plans. Arthur Robinson II is a proposed 70 unit affordable rental housing family facility. All units will be financed with low-income tax credits for persons with incomes up to 60 percent of area median income. Pine Grove and Velma Jeter, likewise, will both be 46 units for persons with incomes up to 60 percent of area median income. One resident in support of the project said she lived in public housing for many years and the OHA was helpful to people who needed the help. She said she worked her way up the career ladder with their assistance by taking educational and job-seeking courses at OHA. She currently resides on 37th Street in Anderson Villa. She said residents in that area said the same thing about the affordable housing project and property values have doubled since the complex was built. “Nobody wants to live in a desolate area. They don’t plan on staying in one place and not move up,” she said. A Hillbrook Estates resident replied some Arthur Robinson II residents may be an exception, but why should the neighborhood take a risk. “Why should this be shoved down our throats?” he asked. He also gave as an example of several governors rejecting Obamacare and the OHA should do the same thing and not accept HUD’s money. A resident thought some comments made were “demoralizing,” but she doesn’t see the OHA board taking the residents’ concerns at heart. She also inquired if any in-depth studies were made in building the complex on Sikes Road. Combs said there was no study made but he believes Arthur Robinson II will benefit the Sikes Road area by bringing in a new facility there. “It’s a first-class complex that will be well taken care of. The people living there will be happy and they must meet our requirements to live there,” Combs said. Coppage said some advocates with HUD suggested the complex be built in locations the Hillbrook Estates residents would like much less because it would be closer to their homes.

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A witness reported, “Robert wanted water and when he received it, he threw it on the ground and said it had strychnine in it.” The lawsuit alleges the county employees were aware of Montano’s mental problems and had made notations during prior stays at the jail. Based on the Texas Ranger’s Report of Investigation following Montano’s death, a justice of the peace arrived at the jail on Oct. 8 to arraign Montano. However, the judge was unable to arraign him because he was incoherent. On Oct. 11, the judge again attempted to arraign Montano. Reporting indicates that he was again unable to arraign him because of Montano’s health and indicated that he would try again on Oct. 12. The nurse’s log reported Montano was crawling on the floor at 9:32 p.m. on Oct. 11. By 11:01 p.m. on the same date, Montano was quiet, lying supine on the floor. All the log notes indicated Montano was quiet and lying supine on the floor until 4:58 a.m. Oct. 12, 2011. At 4:58 a.m., the cell check log notes indicated the nurse saw Montano still lying supine on the floor and he did not appear to be breathing. The staff attempted CPR in order to resuscitate Montano. The cause of death according to the autopsy report by Dr. Tommy Brown, states “renal failure due to bath salts toxicity. The decedent was incarcerated for public intoxication on Oct. 7, 2011, from bath salts. He expired on Oct. 12, 2011.” However, the toxicology report issued on Oct. 25, 2011 contains no information at all regarding bath salts “toxicity.” Further, the toxicology report indicated Montano did not have any illegal drugs in his system at all. Instead, the toxicology report reveals Montano had high levels of urea nitrogen and creatinine in his vitreous fluid which possibly indicated poor kidney function at the time of death. Montano’s vitreous fluids indicated he was going through “ketoacidosis” which is a metabolic state associated with people who undergo “fasting.” It often times is accompanied by dehydration. The family is seeking damages from pain and suffering on behalf of Montano and themselves, burial expenses, attorney fees and court costs.

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WASHINGTON — With the federal government on the brink of a default, a House Republican effort to end the shutdown and extend the Treasury’s borrowing authority collapsed Tuesday night as a major credit agency warned that the United States was on the verge of a costly ratings downgrade, the New York Times reports. After the failure of the House Republican leadership to find enough support for its latest proposal to end the fiscal crisis, the Senate’s Democratic and Republican leaders immediately restarted negotiations to find a bipartisan path forward, and one aide described an agreement as imminent. A spokesman for Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, the majority leader, said Mr. Reid was “optimistic that an agreement is within reach” with Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the Republican leader. With so little time left, chances rose that a resolution would not be approved by Congress and sent to President Obama before Thursday, when the government is left with only its cash on hand to pay the nation’s bills. “It’s very, very serious,” warned Senator John McCain, Republican of Arizona. “Republicans have to understand we have lost this battle, as I predicted weeks ago, that we would not be able to win because we were demanding something that was not achievable.” A day that was supposed to bring Washington to the edge of resolving the fiscal showdown instead seemed to bring chaos and retrenching. And a

bitter fight that had begun over stripping money from the president’s signature health care law had essentially descended in the House into one over whether lawmakers and their staff members would pay the full cost of their health insurance premiums, unlike most workers at American companies, and how to restrict the administration from using flexibility to extend the debt limit beyond a fixed deadline. Even so, the House speaker, John A. Boehner, Republican of Ohio, and his leadership team failed in repeated, daylong attempts to bring their troops behind any bill that would reopen the government

and extend the Treasury’s debt limit on terms significantly reduced from their original push against funding for the health care law. The House’s hardcore conservatives and some more pragmatic Republicans were nearing open revolt, and the leadership was forced twice to back away from proposals it had floated, the second time sending lawmakers home for the night to await a decision on how to proceed Wednesday. “We’re trying to find a way through it,” said Representative Greg Walden of Oregon, the chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, emerging from

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be required to visit the San Jacinto Monument, where Texas roots run deep and were Gen. Sam Houston defeated the Mexican army to gain Texas its freedom.

From the Creaux’s Nest ANOTHER WEEK ROLLS AROUND Well, here we go again on another week. The country waits, hoping a resolution is reached in Washington. I’m sure it will be a stop gap, kick the can down the road solution if we don’t go over the cliff.. It seems every time our economy starts to get a little traction here comes another crisis.*** At least I got to watch some good football, didn’t like all the results however. The best college game was Texas A&M-Old Miss. A great game that seesawed back and forth but it wasJohnny Manziel who again saved the day for the Aggies. ***The best NFL game was New Orleans-New England, played in Foxborough. The Saints had the game in the bag and were starting to celebrate when Tom Brady again did his last minute magic for the 32nd time. It was the Saints first loss, a blow to Cajuns everywhere. *** A big disappointment was not only how badly the Houston Texans were beaten but how badly some fans behaved. They showed no class at all by cheering when quarterback Matt Schaub was injured. I’ve seen that kind of behavior with other teams but it was unexpected with a Texas team. That’s not who we are, we don’t cheer our fallen.***On the local high school front, two Bridge City guys faced each other on Friday night as head coaches. Coach Dwayne Dubois, the new coach at Hardin Jefferson, hosted his old buddy, Josh Smalley and hisOrangefield Bobcats. Dubois, using his own son Camden, a Bridge City native, as quarterback, led the entire game and held on for the 35-30 win. Camden Dubois, in case some of you didn’t know it, isShirley and Mayor Kirk Roccaforte’s grandson. ***The Dallas Cowboys won one but the biggest win of the weekend was Mack Brown. The coach quieted some of the criticism with a Texas Longhorn win over the Oklahoma Sooners in the Red River Shootout.*****Well, I best quit gabbing and get to work. Come along, I promise it won’t do you no harm.  CRUZ SINKS GOP TO ALL TIME LOW Sen. Ted Cruz  and a handful of  Tea Party  congressmen caused the shutdown of the government becauseHouse Speaker John Boehner wouldn’t bring a bi-partisen senate bill up for a vote. That would have saved all the pain and expense the shutdown causes. Now it looks like a deal will be struck despite Cruzstill demigoding. The proposal does not include any significant reforms to theAffordable Care Act, which is the witch hunt Cruz was promoting. He knew that the health reform law was here to stay. His one man show wasn’t going to change anything but that didn’t matter toCruz. He took in a lot of cash and propelled himself to leader of the Tea Party. His first issue was immigration, which he used to destroy Sen. Marco Rubio with. However, he needed a stronger issue like Obama Care and shutting down the government. He pushed the thirty odd Tea Party radicals in the congress to move toward defunding President Obama’s signature health care law. Again Cruzknew that dog wouldn’t hunt but that wasn’t his purpose. I told you last week that Cruz cared only about his self-promotion. He didn’t care who got hurt in the process. I told you he was going to hurt all Republicans while setting himself up at the top of the hill. Well, I was even surprised how badly he and the Tea Party hurt the Republican brand. Eight major polls, including Republican polls, show that the brand is down to a all time low. Only 21 percent today approve of the Republican Partygovernment shutdown. Cruz hurt everyone, including President Obama, who is down to 47 percent. The Republican led congress is down to 5 percent approval. One percent more than Charles Manson.Cruz and the Tea Party congressmen don’t care if fellow Republicans get hurt because the congressmen are in safe gerrymandered districts. If a deal is not struck on the debt ceiling, theRepublican Party as we know it would be no more. As of today, polls show Independents, who really control the outcome of elections, favor Democrats by 78 percent. No doubt the Republican Party is hurt. Can they recover by next November? Maybe. Texas has 23 Republican congressmen, four are Tea Party Cruz followers. One of them is our congressman Steve Stockman, who is absolutely useless to the citizens of this district. To the Republicans credit they did run a couple of good candidates that were rejected by their own Party. Orange County was taken in by the straight party vote to oust President Obama. That wasn’t going to happen but it brought in people likeStockman. I believe the only people helped by the pain inflicted by the Tea Party is Ted Cruz and Hillary Clinton. She will look like the only adult in the crowd. The Republican Party, with one crisis after another, keeps shooting themselves in the foot. My prediction is that the Democrats will control the White House for the next dozen years. I may not be here to see it but remember where you read it. There’s just one place to place the blame and that’s the Republican Party for letting a freshman radical senator and a hand full of extremist take control of their Party. All polls show the country is center right. Far right or far left will never make it to the White House. They have lost the Independents. That’s my take. A TEXAS TREASURE The San Jacinto Monument stands as a stunning tribute to the spectacular 1836 military victory that won Texas Independence. Topped with a Texas star at 567 feet, it’s the world’s tallest monumental column. The only thing that it lacks is an adequate home for a museum, but that will be remedied with a new $15 million, 44,000 square foot exhibition hall/ visitors’ center to be opened in 2017. Every Texas child should

IN MY MEMORY The conversation with a couple of friends turned from politics today to remembering those who served us locally after the war. The war ended in 1945 but my first memory of local government starts about 1948. Raymond Sanders was mayor of Orange and later in the 1950s served as chief of police. Gene Nance was police chief. The city judge was Abram Prince. I believe the city attorney was Ernest Reid. In county government Sid Caillavet was the judge. In 1950, he was elected mayor of Orange. It paid more than the county, about $800 a month. Dick Stanfield was the sheriff, Chester Holts the jailer and was appointed sheriff when Stanfield died. Holts went on to be the longest serving sheriff, 21 years. Joe Runnels, Jr. was county clerk. He was elected mayor of Orange, defeating Caillavet and was later defeated for the office by Caillavet. Runnels then was elected to the same office again. Before leaving office Caillavet implemented the city manager form of government. When Runnels took office the salary went from $800 a month down to $100 a month. County attorney was Graham Bruce; I believe the dist. judge was named Adams. Jack Brooks was state representative. I recall one of the county commissioners was “Tick” Granger and Buck Patillowas constable. Another constable was Vorhees Ratcliff. Those are my earliest recollections. I don’t know who the first district judge was in Orange County who wasn’t a traveling judge. I also don’t know who the first county court at law judge was Charlie Holcombe. What year was the post created? A few people are still around who recall the war years, such as Harold Forse, Percy Bordelon, Vergie Scales, Ms. Pearl, etc. Why isn’t someone interviewing those people who have lived that history? I miss my friend King Dunn, who before he left us recorded the early days in Orange County.  

TURNING BACK THE HANDS OF TIME 12 Years Ago-2001 Area stylist and citizens remember Annie Broussard with prayer and benefit. Stylist donated their time for a Cut-AThon to benefit the American Cancer Society in honor of Annie, a teacher atHatton Elementary, who died of breast cancer last month, Sept. 16. According to Terry Gauthier of Total Impressions, $4,508 was raised during one day in the annual Cut-A-Thon. *****Dan Dumasis honored as Ambassador of the Month by Bridge City Chamber. Ricardo Ceja, owner ofTequila’s, accepts the award for Business of the Month.*****Britt Godwin’s parents, Mickey and Sandra Godwin, celebrate their 40th anniversary last Saturday, Oct. 20.*****If A.G. John Cornynhas his way, we are headed on a course that will take Congressman Jim Turner away from us. The state Republicans have redistricted, putting Orange County in the Houston area district. (Editor’s note: Well, that’s what happened. Since we lost Charlie and Jim, no new jobs have been brought toOrange County.)*****Frank Manchec, Jr., 43, son of Athelene and the late Frank Manchec, Sr.,died Oct. 18. Athelene has lost both of her sons. Mark was killed in a plane accident in Florida a couple of years ago. Her only surviving child is daughter Margaret. Frank, Jr. is survived by sonsStephen and William and daughter Karen. *****Jim Latiolais, 54, brother of BCISD board memberTim Latiolais, passed away Oct. 19. *****Mable Mann, 72, died Oct. 18. She was a 58 year resident of Bridge City. She is survived by mother Gladys Strong, sons Gary and Don and daughter Debbie.*****The 1951 class of Stark High School celebrated their 50th class reunion. Louis Dugas’ sister, Margaret and husband Preston Conway, attended. Louis says they were freshman when he graduated. (Editor’s note: Louis is gone to join wife Beth, but as far as I know, pretty Margaret and grumpy Preston are still around and I hope doing well.)*****The Record Players of the Week are WO-S Mustangs Jamarqus O’Neal; BC Cards Charlie Varrett; LC-M Bears John Rachal and Orangefield Bobcats Brett McPhatter. 37 Years Ago-1976 Congratulations to Bridge City high royalty. Homecoming queen June Nazat, band sweetheartMelissa King and football sweetheart Kim Daniels.*****At Orangefield, Julie Breaux was chosen homecoming queen, Patti Peveto football queen and Angie Hasting band queen.*****BCISDbusiness manager Neil Bond has a birthday Oct. 27.*****Art Miller is president of the BC Optimist Club.*****Jeanne Wood, Helene Litton and Lennie Rutledge will represent B&PW at the district conference.*****BC football star Tony Mullholland featured in “Sports Illustrated”magazine.*****Bridge City Fire Department opens spook house. Donna Hinton, auxiliary member, says expect a new assortment of spooks, ghosts and other scary stuff.****Sandi Mobley and Debbie McCardle  will both celebrate birthdays next week.*****The world’s ugliest man, our own Gene Goza, (that’s according to “National Enquirer”) will appear on Merv Griffin’s national TV show. That will bring recognition to Orange. Gene is a super-talented person. He and wife Carol have two beautiful daughters. Daughter Traci has dad’s talent and has won quite a few honors and has a shelf full of trophies. Gene is one of the world’s great guys. (Editor’s note: It’s amazing the changes 37 years can bring. In Gene’s case, the world turned upside down.)*****Attorney Jack (John Cash) Smith, local lawyer, who is a big Baylor and Texas Longhorn booster and usually displays their stickers on his car, is victimized by an Oklahoma fan. Plastered all over his station wagon (JSY 357) are the following stickers: “Oklahoma, Seventh Flag Over Texas,” “Oklahoma is Switzer-Land,” “Sooner Power,” “O.U., We’re No 1,” and “Stomp Texas.”*****The Little CypressMauriceville Bears use passing attack to explode for 18 secondhalf points but fell just short of victory. SFA scored three TDs in the first half on Bear turnovers. In the first half, the Bears saved being shut out when split end Jet Toohey caught a 38yard pass and Wade Kachtik scored from 2 yards out. The second half belonged to the Bears with an 18-yard pass from quarterback Teddy Gibbens to wingback Mike Brosette and a 16-yard pass from Gibbons to Mark Mortimer. Gibbens passed for 205 yards;Tooney, 84 yards receiving; Brosette, 48 yards and Katchtik and Brian Landry accumulated 161 rushing yards. Bears came up one point short. A FEW HAPPENINGS I’m happy to report that our friend, a great guy, Don Harmon, has been showing remarkable improvements in his battle with cancer. He has a way to go yet but he gets a little stronger daily. *****On the other hand, we are quite concerned about the health of our buddy Doug Harrington, who is facing multiple problems. Over the weekend he was transferred to a hospital in the Woodlands for special treatments. He could use your prayers. *****A few good folks we know who are celebrating birthdays in the next few days. On Oct. 16, Wayne Mulhollan, longtime husband of legal secretary now retired, the beautiful

Barbara, celebrates on this day. ***Several people we know celebrate onOct. 17. The lovely Barbara Harmon, Tommy’s other half and John’s lifetime partner, his wife Linda Heard, celebrates. Johnny Dubose, one of my favorite youngsters is getting older in front of our eyes. And one of the great gals, Sue Collins, marks a birthday. Also on this day Dr. Wesley Palmercelebrates. ***On Oct. 18, Penny Becker, Emily Hughes, Bill Andes and Mary Kendrick are having full moon birthdays. ***Oct. 19, is a special day for Phillip Todora, Joy Simonton and Leona Simmons. They share a birthday with Chuck Berry, 87. ***On Oct. 20, longtime Orangefield resident Mary Nixon celebrates. So does Jason Yeaman and Jeanne Mullins. ***On Oct. 21, our buddy at Dupuis Full Service, David Tallant’s lovely wife Mary celebrates. Our longtime friendVicki Drake Brown marks her birthday also. The art work at the top of this column was created by artist Vickie many years ago. Many of the originals were lost to Ike. Brad Childs and John Cecil Beeson also celebrate on this day.***Oct. 22, former Orangefield coach Roy Farias celebrates as doesBob Frank, Bill Butler and Bryan Chauvin. Happy birthday to all. Please see complete list.*****You know you’re in a redneck church if some old boy request to be buried in his 4-wheel drive truck because, “That baby, it ain’t never been in a hole it couldn’t get out of.” Also if opening day of deer season is recognized as an official church holiday. You know you’re in a redneck churchif the final words of the benediction are, “y’all come back now, ya’ hear?”*****Tommy and Sue Simar stopped by. They just returned from Alligator Country near Morgan City. They detoured toAbbeville, Roy’s birthplace, a unique Cajun town. Tommy, a former Levingston Shipyard worker is looking forward to the Levingston employee reunion Saturday, Oct. 19 at North Orange Baptist Church, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Folks attending are asked to please bring a covered dish.*****Jeff McCarlson, a very interesting guy, is opening an interesting business called “MudBug” on Hwy. 62 at Hwy. 105. Watch for it. *****There are all kinds of rumors about who’s running for what, but the rumor that Bobby Fillyaw is running for anything is false. Tales will fly. The only thing for sure is that we will have several RINO’s running. *****This week the Lunch Bunch will dine at Peggy’s Off the Bayou, Hwy. 62, at Norton’s RV. Next week, Oct. 23, the Bunch will dine at Robert’s. it also will be Judge Claude Wimberly’s 79th birthday. Y’all come. Everyone is always welcome. *****Harry Stephens’ birthday was Monday. He spent it at the doctor’s office so he’s throwing his own party at Harry’s Appliance with a big sale storewide. Free same day delivery. Come by and wishHarry a happy birthday and take advantage of the savings. He services everything he sells. BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK Brad Brown, Christopher Brown, Edneshia Johnson, Channing Larkin, Gene McKinley, Linda Heard, Glinda Gomez, Pam Bowman, David Sargent, James Brown, Jeff Braus, Johnny Dubose, Linda Nicks, Rachel Tisdale, Sue Collins, Wesley Palmer, Bebe Ricks, Bob Puntes, Barbara Harmon, Cheryl Royal, Evelyn Nobles, Lynn Bates, Mary Everett, Mary Kendrick, Penny Becker, Bill Andes, Dina Defrates, Emily Hughes, Frank Fraccastoro, Griffin Lemley, Julie Prosperie, Phillip Todora, Kristin Bertles, Madeline Kirby, Blake Hunt, Joy Dubose-Simonton, Kyle Johnston, Leona Simmons, Mozelle Francois, Mary Nixon, Beth Baas, Rodney Cartwright, Ashley Sanchez, Jason Yeaman, Jeanne Mullins, Jenne Mullins, Kim Ezell, Jennie Hutchison, Earnest Barnes, Mary Tallant, George Fleming, Tammy Ballard, Marilyn Ponthieu, Vicki Brown, Treva Hodge, Anita Green, Brad Childs, Cory Moreau, John-Cecil Beeson, Marguerite Mahfouz, Kyle Murrell, Roy Farias, Becky Carter, Bob Frank, Bill Butler, Brian Prevost, Bryan Chauvin, Eldon Pendergast. CAJUN STORY OF THE WEEK Teenot Theriot him, is a photographer for the Abbeville Meridional Newspaper. He got a call at home him, dat an oil well in da Gulf had blown up. Teenot call his editor, Guy Trahan, an he say, “Look Guy, me I need an airplane rat now.” Trahan tole him to head to da Vermillion Parish Airport and he assured Teenot a plane would be started and jus waiting on him. Teenot drive like hell him, from his house in Delcambre, bout eight mile. As soon as he got to da small airport, sure nuff, a plane was warming up near da runway. He grabbed his camera and jump in da plane and he yelled, “Les go, les go.” Da pilot him, turn dat little plane into da wind and in da air dey went. “Fly over da north side of da fire,” Teenot, da photographer, say, “and make tree or four low, low passes.” “Why’s dat?” axe da pilot. “Because I’m gonna make some pictures me. I’m a photographer and dats wat photographers do dem.” say Teenot. After a long pause da pilot him, who done turn plum white as a sheet,  axed “You mean you not da instructor you?” C’EST TOUT The Scarecrows are back at Shangri La. Make plans to visit between now and Halloween. The grounds are beautiful and the weather should be good.*****On Nov. 1, the annual Holiday in the Park in West Orange kicks off. It’s always a lot of family fun.*****On Oct. 26, the City of Orange presents a free concert at Riverside Park Boardwalk Pavilion featuring Keith Frank. A fun time for everyone.*****Thanks to everyone who helped the Diesel Durkin fund raiser Sunday at First Christian  Church. It was a big success. Good news: A report out Monday states the U.S. is now the world’s largest producer of oil and natural gas. The U.S. has now surpassed Russia who produces 21 million barrels a day. The U.S produces over 22 million barrels.*****I’ve got to go now but first a reminder, “Remember there are worse things than getting a call for a wrong number at 4 a.m., it could be a right number call.”  Please read us cover to cover and shop our family of advertisers when you can, they bring you this paper free of charge. Also check us out on the web at Take care and God bless.

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Homecoming Festivities All Week

2013 BCHS Homecoming Court

(Standing) Abby Faulk, Jannet Tran, Brooke Bertles, Angel Sehon, Ashleigh Fukuda, Malorie Becker (Seated) Hannah Hall, Delaney Voegeli, Bailee Bacon, Madison McDonald

Homecoming Queen crowned at halftime

We invite the Bridge City community to join us for

HOMECOMING 2013 ‘Learning Stations’ at Bridge City Elementary School

The Bridge City Middle School Choir attended All Region Choir auditions at Odom Academy on Saturday. Out of thousands of auditionees, nine BCMS Choir members were chosen to this very prestigious choir. This is the top honor that a middle school choir student can achieve. They are: Avery Williams, Bryce Barlow, Hailey Bishop, Emma Breaux, Taylor Duval, Jada LeBlanc, Katrina Scogin, Reece Taylor and Ulises Torres. The BCMS Choirs are under the direction of Mr. Art Ferris. BCMS Principal is Mr. Lance Groppel.

Mrs. Richard’s students using iPads during “learning stations”. Look at those smiles. They are so excited.


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WO-S volunteer honored as ‘Hero’ by State Board of Education Staff Report

For The Record

Demetrius Moffett, a volunteer in West Orange – Cove schools, has been honored by the State Board of Education as one of 17 Heroes for Children. He was recognized in late September as the District 7 honoree by the State Board

of Education. According to a Texas Education News Release, “The Heroes for Children honorees are selected by the State Board members and recognized for volunteering their time, talents and skills to help improve the public schools in their communities.” Moffett volunteers as a

Thank You! We would like to thank everyone who helped, worked ,organized, donated, bought, sang, cooked, came, etc. to the benefit for Richard “Diesel” Durkin on Sunday at First Christian Church Disciples of Christ. Our family is beyond blessed and really has no words to express how grateful we are. Thank you again for everyone’s support, love, and prayers. Love, The Durkin’s Christine, Cole, Jenna, Callie and Damon





paired reading mentor in the Build Great Readers program at West Orange – Stark Elementary School. He also serves on West Orange – Stark High School’s Site Based Decision Making Committee and the High School’s National Academy Foundation local governance committee. He has also served as a keynote or motivational speaker for student and faculty programs. He was nominated for the Heroes for Children honor by WOCCISD Superintendent James Colbert. “Mr. Moffett is an exceptional role model who unselfishly gives of himself in order to support the goals of our students and our school community,” Colbert said. Moffett is the Pastor of First Church of God in Orange. At the State Board of Education Heroes for Children ceremony, Moffett was presented a certificate of honor, a copy of the State Board’s “Heroes for Children” resolution, and photographs from the ceremony. Each hero will also have his or her name engraved on a plaque that is permanently displayed at the Texas Education Agency.

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Shiloh Walker was born into a ranch family. According to his mother, Julie Norwood, he cut his teeth on a pair of spurs and the end of a whip. He has always loved riding horses and working the ranch, but his current passion is whips. “Popping a whip comes naturally to him,” said Norwood. The last three years, he has been working out tricks with bull whips. He can crack two at a time, bust balloons, cut cans in half and other things. Sometimes he can light a match, but other times it just gets cut in half said his mom. “I haven’t let him set them on fire yet, that’s his next thing,” said his mom. “I told him he has a couple more months before he can actually do that. Momma’s still a little scared with that,” she said. “He’s just now 12 years old.” When he’s here at home, he doesn’t play ball or anything like that. He shoots skeet, he’s in with Tai Kwan Do, he’s messing with his rope all the time, doing tricks. He has done other demonstrations with his whips for 4-H and Tiger Rock Martial Arts. He has even taught other children how to pop a whip at Vacation Bible School. Norwood said Shiloh met somebody from Vinton named Anthony that showed him some more things to do with whips.

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“Recently in just the last 409-882-0300 year and a half he has started

making whips,” said his mom. “Ever since I got my first whip, I wanted to learn how to make them. I always wanted to learn different tricks,” said Shiloh. So far Shiloh has made three or four whips, each taking about a week to complete. “He’s got a pretty long list of people wanting whips to be made,” said Norwood. Sunday you can catch Shiloh performing with his whips at “Church in the Dirt,” the sixth anniversary celebration for

Cowboy Church of Orange County. The church service is at 10:30 a.m. in the arena, weather permitting. The Youth Rodeo begins at 1:30 p.m. Cowboy Church is located at 673 FM 1078, North of Interstate 10 in the McLewis community. Shiloh said he was pretty excited about the performance. During the week, he is a seventh grader at Orangefield Junior High, the rest of the time, he is mastering the whip in performance and production. “This is pretty much what I want to do.”

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Community Bulletin Board Donations of blankets and jackets sought The Ladies Auxiliary to Orange VFW Post 2775 are collecting blankets and winter jackets as their Make A Difference Day project. All items need to be in good condition and clean. The 25th of October the ladies will meet at the post and load up the items and deliver them to the Veterans Homeless Shelter. Items can be delivered after 3 p.m. Monday thru Saturday to the VFW Hall on Highway 87 North or to Chairman Jeanette Clark at 3705 Martin St. in Pinehurst. For additional information, contact Clark at 409-883-0264.

GOACC seeking nominations for annual meeting The Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for the 2013 Citizen of the Year, 2013 Non Profit Community Service Award, and 2013 Community Service Business Award. All nominations will be due by noon, Tuesday, Nov. 12. Awards will be presented at the Annual Dinner on Dec. 10. To obtain nomination forms and guidelines please visit the Chamber Web site or contact the Chamber office.

Orange Chapter of DAR to Meet The William Diamond Chapter of The Daughters of The American Revolution of Orange will hold it’s monthly meeting at 10 a.m., Monday, Oct. 21. The meeting will be held at St. Paul United Methodist Church located at 1155 West Round Bunch in Bridge City. The program will be “Historical Reflections From an 1841 Letter.” Any woman eighteen years of age or older who can prove linage of an ancestor of The American Revolution is eligible. Anyone who is interested is encouraged to attend. If more information is needed, the Chapter Regent may be contacted at 409-735-5253.

“Coats for Kids” will keep kids warm this winter The Salvation Army in Orange is holding “Coats for Kids,” a coat drive from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 8. Coats sizes infant to 12 years of age are being accepted. For added conve-

nience, this warm contribution can be made without leaving your vehicle. Coats for Kids is a program designed by The Salvation Army of Orange as an effort to bridge the gap between the holiday giving time and when it is time to bundle-up children for cold weather. “Coats are a common request from parents for their children during our Angel Tree drive at Christmas time,” explains Capt. Michael Cox, “but in our area it is often difficult to purchase coats until after the first of the year and after our toy drive is complete.” Coats will be distributed to kids in Orange County from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Dec. 11. Those who would like to receive a coat must be registered with The Salvation Army located at 1950 MLK Drive in Orange. For more information about the program, please contact The Salvation Army at 409-291-8400.


announCements Happy 50th Anniversary

Donations sought for BC Library rummage sale The Friends of the Bridge City Public Library are taking donations for the rummage sale that will be held Saturday, Nov. 9 in the library expansion. All funds from the sale will be used for the completion of the empty expansion. To date, The Friends have raised funds for the next phase, which will be air conditioning and cabling. If anyone has something to donate for the rummage sale, they are asked to bring it to the Bridge City Public Library located at 101 Parkside Drive in Bridge City during normal library hours. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. , Monday through Wednesday; Thursday is late night open from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. and from 9 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. only on Friday.

Red Hot Flashers to meet The October meeting of the Red Hot Flashers will be at 11:30 a.m., Oct. 17, at the Sunset Grove Country Club. Plans for the Christmas party on Dec. 18, 2013, will be discussed as well as the Shangri La tree contest. There will be a ceremony for the new members. Duchess Susanna, Susan Quigley, Lady Cajun, Mary Broussard, and Lady Penny Pincher, Kathy Jones are the birthday ladies for the month. These ladies will bring entertainment. Door prizes will be available. All ladies are welcome. For information call 409-886-1609

Sulphur post to hold dance The American Legion in Sulphur is sponsoring a dance 8 p.m.-midnight, Saturday Oct. 19 at the post home located at 1403 W. Hwy. 90. Mikael Fruge and the Black Birds will play a mixed selection of country, swamp pop and French music. Tickets are $8 per person and are available for purchase at the post. For more information call 337-527-9513.

LCM Parade scheduled for Oct. 18



The Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School Homecoming Parade is scheduled for Oct. 18. This year’s theme is “Bear Pride ‘Catch It’ Homecoming.” The parade will begin at 2 p.m.

Elaine and Gorden Griner, then and now.

Congratulations to our parents, Elaine and Gorden Griner, on their 50th Wedding Anniversary Oct. 12, 2013. Love Dana and Gayle. from LC Junior High School, travel north on FM 1130 and east on Bear Patch. It will be followed by a pep rally that will begin at approximately 3:30 p.m. in Bear Stadium. Participation in the parade is open to LCM High School clubs, organizations, teams, homecoming court, all District departments, all campuses, LCM School Board, and LCM graduating classes celebrating reunions in intervals of 5 or 10 years. Community floats or vehicles are also invited to participate. Parade fees for community entries are Community Groups $50, Businesses $100, and Political Ads $150. For additional details and a registration form, call LCM High School at 886-5821. You can also e-mail Stacey Smith at

Hunter Education Safety Class Texas Parks & Wildlife Hunter Education Safety Class is scheduled for 6:30-9:30 p.m. on Monday Oct. 28 and Tuesday Oct. 29. You must attend both sessions. Certification is required if you are at least 17 uears old and were born on or after Sept. 2, 1971 to hunt in Texas. You can become certified if you are at least 9 years old. This is not just for hunters, anyone with firearms can benefit from this class. Call Danny Odom to register at 883-8118.

Democratic Party to hold meeting The Orange County Democratic Party monthly meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24 at the Orange County Commissioners’ Courtroom, 234 S. 6th St. in Orange. The party is recruiting volunteers, precinct chairs and precinct captains. Those interested can either attend the meeting or call 409-882-9620.

Honey Bears Bulls and Barrels Rodeo Oct. 26 The Little Cypress Mauriceville Honey Bear Drill Team will hold their eighth annual Bulls and Barrels Rodeo, at 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26 at the Cowboy Church of Orange County Arena, located at 673 FM 1078, Orange, Texas. The show is open to those wishing to participate in bull riding or barrel racing. Other events will include mutton busting (sheep riding) for younger cowboys and cowgirls. Rodeo contestants wishing to enter should call Brittney Wacasey at 817253-3042. The rodeo is open to the public and admission is $5 per person. The Honey Bears will facilitate the rodeo operations including registration procedures and concessions sales. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Honey Bear Drill Team program. This event has become an LCM tradition and provides quality family entertainment for residents of Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana.

Breast Cancer Survivor Breakfast to be held

Orange County Owned

David Self Ford is hosting a Survivor’s Breakfast honoring all Breast Cancer Survivors at 8 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 17, at the dealership located 1601 Green Ave. in Orange. Please RSVP to 800-817-5255 or so they can be sure to have enough food catered.

VFW patriotic contests for students announced Orange Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2775 and The Ladies Auxiliary have all materials and criteria in all local schools for the Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen contests. Voice of Democracy Audio/Essay Scholarship Contest is for Students 9-12th grades. Local Scholarship Awards of $300, $200 and $100 will be awarded. Patriot’s Pen Essay Contest is for 6th-8th grades with local cash awards of $150, $100, $75 and $50. Outstanding Citizenship Education Teacher of the Year is for three levels-Kindergarten through 5th, 6th-8th and 9th-12th grades. Home-schooled students are eligible to enter all contest. Foreign Exchange Students are not eligible. All entries must be in the hands of the Ladies Auxiliary or VFW no later than Friday Nov. 1. Late entries will not be accepted. First place winners in Voice of Democracy, Patriot’s Pen and Teacher of the Year will advance to the District level of competition for additional awards. The first place District winners advance to State Level. The State winners will advance to National where awards are even greater.


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Deaths and Memorials Services to be held Linda Joyce Torrento Killian Orange Linda Joyce Torrento Killian, 61, of Orange, passed from this life on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 at Harbor Hospital of Southeast Texas in Beaumont. A memorial service to remember Linda’s life will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17 in the Chapel of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be the Rev. David Turner, pastor of Little Cypress Baptist Church. Family and friends will gather at 5 p.m. just prior to the service. Cremation and Service arrangements have been entrusted to Dorman Funeral Home in Orange. Linda was born on Oct. 30, 1951 in Detroit Michigan to her parents, James Torrento and Ramona Rose (Hearn) Torrento, she lived in Orange for most of her life and she was a homemaker. Linda enjoyed fishing for catfish, the gardening of flowers and going shopping. She is preceded in death by her father. Those who will most cherish her memory are her son, Daniel Asbury and his wife, Robin of Orange; mother, Ramona Rose Westbrook of Deweyville; sisters, June Wilburn and her husband, Mack of Vidor, Ramona Odom of Deweyville and Debbie Talbert of Deweyville; brothers, Michael Torrento and wife, Becky of Deweyville, Gary Crooks and wife, Terri of Deweyville, Bobby Crooks and wife, Susie of Orange and Mitchell Crooks of Deweyville; her grandsons, Noah Asbury and Jonah Asbury both of Orange and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. Family and friends may sign the register and leave condolences at

Howard “Sparky” Sparks Orange Howard “Sparky” Sparks, 84, longtime resident of Orange and formerly of Vinton, La. passed away Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013 in Port Arthur at the Medical Center of Southeast Texas. The funeral service will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 16 at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be the Rev. Rob Tibbets of The Crossroads Baptist Church in Vinton and Father Susil Fernando of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Vinton. Interment will follow at Mimosa Pines Cemetery in Sulphur. A gathering of family and friends will be from 9 a.m. until service time on Wednesday at the funeral home. Serving as pallbearers will be Mike Sparks, Dennis Sparks, Chris Vice, Kevin Sparks, Chad Sparks and Matt Jackson. Honorary pallbearers will be Megan Jackson and Kristin Vice. Born in Montrose, La. on Jan. 16, 1929, Howard was the son of Coleman Stanford and Lettie Belle (Rector) Sparks. He was a mechanic for DuPont and retired after almost 40 years. In his earlier years, Mr. Sparks enjoyed camping, working on cars and riding dirt bikes. He and his wife enjoyed square-dancing and were members of the Merry Mixers of Orange. He also attended Crossroads Baptist Church in Vinton. He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Beverly Tully, and great-grandson, Garrett Vice. Mr. Sparks is survived by his wife, Gertrude Sparks and sons, Mike Sparks and wife, Lisa, and Dennis Sparks and Sonya Dugus all of Orange. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Chris Vice and wife, Buffy, Megan Jackson and husband, Matt, Kevin Sparks and Chad Sparks; great-grandchild, Kristin Vice; and sister, Geneva Gilbeaux and husband, Charlie of Houston.

Shirley “Pat” Walden Criss Orange

Services Held

Shirley “Pat” Walden Criss, 82, of Orange, passed away Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, Baptist Hospital in Orange, Texas. A graveside service will be 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 19, at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City; the family will receive friends at 1:30 p.m. at the graveside. Born May 25, 1931 in Ithaca, N.Y., Pat was the daughter of LeRoy Duryea Walden and Marion Stark Walden. Pat had an idyllic childhood, growing up in Freeville. She spoke of swimming all summer at the Mill dam and of setting traps with her father and brother, Don. Pat loved her childhood friends, especially Elsie, Jane, Dick, and first cousin, Ginger. She was so happy to see her friends at her 60th class reunion for Dryden High School. Pat married fellow classmate, Robert Edward Lee Criss Jr. and traveled across the USA and Europe while Robert was in the Army. She loved living in Germany and could still speak German. Pat raised five children; two sets of twins, Robert and Shelley, Patricia and Pamela; and finished with Kathleen. After all her children were in school she went back to school and became a licensed vocational nurse. Pat loved nursing and took great pride in the care she gave her patients. She was especially proud of the care she was able to give her mother during her final years. Pat always said her greatest treasure was her family. She was preceded in death by her parents, LeRoy and Marion Walden; brother, Donald Walden; and sister, Joyce Owen. Pat is survived by her children, Robert Criss and wife, Donna; Shelley Wright and husband, Scott; Patricia Brauer and husband, Larry; Pamela Ritter and husband, John; Kathleen Smith and husband, Paul; and brother, Bruce Walden and wife, Sylvia. She is also survived by 14 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, and multiple nieces and nephews. Special thanks belong to Dr. Mazzola, Dr. Palafox, Dr. Lee, and Dr. Castellanos. Also, the family wishes their heart felt gratitude for the wonderful care provided by the nurses at Orange Baptist Hospital, Brandy Butler, Greg Skidmore, Patricia Ivey, Gwen Broussard, Shannon Lane, Vern Dover, Jennifer Jacobs, Shawn Sonnier, and Deborah Cutrer. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Women’s and Children’s Shelter; 1505 Main Ave, Orange, Texas 77630; (409) 886-2222.

Helen Gloria Morgan Bridge City Helen Gloria Morgan, 85, passed away Thursday, Oct 3, 2013, at Harbor Hospice Hospital in Beaumont. Funeral Services were held 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at First United Pentecostal Church of Bridge City with the Rev. John Harrell officiating. Burial was at Autumn Oaks Memorial Park in Orange. Serving as pallbearers were Josh Campbell, Justin Campbell, Brandon Bell, Kevin Morgan, Jared Morgan and Julian Morgan. Visitation was prior to the funeral service at the church. Helen was born May 11, 1928, in Brookhaven, Miss. She was the daughter of Mike and Zelia Herron. She was preceded in death by Charlotte Morgan, first born to Gene and Helen. Helen is survived by her husband, Gene Morgan of Bridge City; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Carolyn Morgan of Orange; daughter and son-inlaw, Janice and Norman Campbell of Bridge City; daughter and son-in-law, Jeanie and Glenn Bell of Nederland; and son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Charlene Morgan of Bridge City. She is also survived by her 11 grandchildren; and 11 greatgrandchildren.

Donald Charles Pettersen Orange Donald Charles Pettersen, 58, of Orange passed away Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, at Rayburn Healthcare & Rehabilitation in Jasper. Funeral Services were held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct 10, at Grace Lutheran Church in Orange with the Rev. Tom Haas officiating. Burial followed at Or-

ange Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Orange. Serving as pallbearers were Charlie Boyett, Lucas Boyett, Shawn Pettersen, Danny Pettersen, Eddie Coppage and Andy Kite. Visitation was prior to the service at the church. Born on May 18, 1955, Donald was the son of Howard M. and Gloria M. (Hambrick) Pettersen. Donald collected guns and knives and enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling to national parks and photography. Donald is survived by his mother, Gloria Pettersen; sister, Christine Boyett and husband, Charlie of Newton; brother, Danny Pettersen and wife, Terry of Kemah; nephews, Shawn Pettersen, Lucas Boyett; and uncles, Bernard Pettersen and wife, Marge and Vernon Hambrick. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lake Area Hospice, 254 Ethel Street, Jasper, Texas 75951 or Professional Health Care, 2533 Calder Street, Beaumont, Texas 77702. Arrangements were held under the direction of Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Robert Lee LeBlanc Orange Robert Lee LeBlanc, 59, of Orange, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, at his home. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating was Mr. Darrell Segura. Burial was at Hillcrest Memorial Garden near Bridge City. Serving as pallbearers were Melvin DeVaugh, Dale Reynolds, Don Bracker, Darlene Wisby, Harold LeBlanc and Todd Burke.

Visitation was Thursday at the funeral home. Born in Gueydan, La., on Sept. 4, 1954, Robert was the son of Harvey and Bridgette LeBlanc. He served in the United States Army and was a Beaumont Police Officer for 25 and a half years in the traffic unit. Robert loved spending time with his family and friends and will be greatly missed by all. He was preceded in death by his father, Harvey LeBlanc and brother, Harvey LeBlanc Jr. Robert is survived by his wife of 26 years, Debbie LeBlanc; mother, Bridgette LeBlanc; daughter, Tammy Johnston and husband, Pat; son, Earl Davenport and wife, Dawn; grandchildren, Blake Johnston, Emma Davenport, John Earl Davenport; and siblings, Harold LeBlanc, Sammy LeBlanc, A.J. LeBlanc, Nelson LeBlanc, Michael LeBlanc, Joe LeBlanc, Lester LeBlanc, Howard Holts, Shirley Pinder, Georgette LeBlanc, Barbara LeBlanc, and Anna Mae Flanagan. The family wishes to show their gratitude to Dr. Schachner, Shelly and Kathy at Texas Oncology, as well as the nursing staff at 4 Southeast at St. Elizabeth Hospital. Special thanks also goes to Robert’s daughter, Tammy and her husband, Pat, for being with Robert through this 18 month journey and his sister, Anna Mae and her husband, J.B. Flanagan.

Nelda Ann Carpenter LeJeune Orange Nelda Ann Carpenter LeJeune, 72, of Orange, passed away Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont.

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Plans are well underway for the 2013 Holiday in the Park festival hosted by the City of West Orange, scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. for Saturday, Nov. 2. This year’s festival promises to be one of the best yet. There will be a wide variety of scrumptious food, holiday gift items and crafts, as well. Come on out and satisfy your appetite with any (or all) of the following: pecan candy, cotton candy, popcorn, funnel cakes, beignets, turkey legs, shrimp pistolettes, barbecue sandwiches, nachos, hotdogs,

links, egg rolls, chicken fried rice, rice noodles, kabobs, spring rolls, boudain wraps, peanut brittle, fried catfish, chicken wings, pumpkin bread, cakes, pulled pork, pork kabobs, Cajun corn, links, and cake balls. For your shopping pleasure, you can browse through booths selling lots of fun and unique items, many of them homemade, including the following: fragrance warmers, crocheted scarves, bookmarks, wreaths, jewelry, travel accessories, cookbooks, toys, wooden signs, Coke tab bracelets, bottle cap magnets,

wooden pallet signs, books, fleece blankets, baby items, holiday yard art, wind chimes, ceramics, t-shirts, clothing items, holiday crafts, pictures, candles, bird houses, bird and squirrel feeders. Musical talent will not be in short supply at the festival either, with the following entertainment scheduled: 9:30 a.m. Calvary Baptist Church Gospel Band 10 a.m. WOS High School Choir 11 a.m. Shon Branham Noon The Beasley Family Gospel Singers 1 p.m. Shon Branham

2 p.m. Bayou Traditions (Cajun Band) 4 p.m. Shon Branham The City of West Orange will be presenting our new afghans for sale at the festival. This newly-designed throw will sell for $45 each and will make wonderful collector items and/or Christmas gifts. The City will also be hosting a children’s area at the festival that will include a free Moonwalk and kids’ craft activities. As always, there is no gate fee for the festival. Make plans to bring out the family for a great day of fun, food, shopping and entertainment.

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p.m., Monday, Oct. 14, 2013 in the Chapel of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating was the Rev. Charles Bonner, pastor of the Hartburg Baptist Church. Rite of Committal and Interment will follow services in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City. A gathering of family and friends was Sunday at the funeral home. Family and Friends may sign the register and leave condolences at www.dormanfuenralhome. com.

Grover Dail Browning Orange Grover Dail Browning, 86, of Orange, passed away Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont. Funeral services were 10 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 15, at First Baptist Church in Bridge City. Officiating was Don Peters and Gerald Morris. Burial followed at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City. Visitation was Monday at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. Born in DeQuincy, La., on Sept. 11, 1927, Grover was the son of Edward D. Browning and

Alice Mae (Pickering) Browning. He served in the U.S. Air Force and later worked as a boilermaker for Local 587 until he retired. Grover was a member of First Baptist Church in Bridge City. He was an avid card and domino player. Grover also enjoyed reading westerns and woodworking. He coached little league and loved to watch sports. He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Fannie Browning; brother, Chester Browning; and sisters, Violet Smith and Bertie Breaux. Grover is survived by his wife of 16 years, Dorothy Browning of Orange; daughters, Jo Alice Hammock and husband, Gary, of Toledo Bend, Jeanie Rucker and husband, Kelly, of Orange, Nancy Broden and husband, Scott, of Smyrna, Tenn., Lisa Giancola and husband, Ron, of Plano; grandchildren, Michael Die, Janie Lane, Kristin Mahesaniya, Carly Rucker, Silas Broden, Zane Broden, Briana Giancola, Branden Giancola; six great-grandchildren; brothers, Hubert Browning, Faite Browning, Washie Browning; and sister, Betty Walker. Serving as pallbearers were Gary Hammock, Kelly Rucker, Scott Broden, Ron Giancola, Michael Die, and Winston Breaux. Honorary pallbearers were brothers, Hubert Browning, Faite Browning, and Washie Browning.

LCM Parade scheduled for Oct. 18 The Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School Homecoming Parade is scheduled for Oct. 18. This year’s theme is “Bear Pride ‘Catch It’ Homecoming.” The parade will begin at 2 p.m. from LC Junior High School, travel north on FM 1130 and east on Bear Patch. It will be followed by a pep rally that will begin at approximately 3:30 p.m. in Bear Stadium. Participation in the parade is open to LCM High School clubs, organizations, teams, homecoming court, all District

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Shutdown forces early closure of game reserve COLBURN-FISHING CAPT. DICKIE COLBURN FOR THE RECORD

The entire time I was in the process of helping a Mr. Sensat and his nephew cut a crab trap out of their prop, he was going off on the government. He seemed oblivious to the fact that his dilemma may have had at least a little something to do with the veritable mine field of crab traps all but blocking the entrance to Willow Bayou. The wire mesh was tightly wound around his prop, but the more he cursed the faster we hacked our way through the wire and we were through in less than thirty minutes. He thanked me for the use of my side cutters and the help before adding, “I ain’t never expected the damn government to do much more than lie and take care of themselves, but when they cost a working man his job and then jack with his flounder fishing that is too much!” He was hot, but he would have been even hotter had he been inside the Game Reserve. He was initially the most ticked off about the fact that due to the Shutdown he could not fish in Willow or Three bayous. They both access the Federal Game Reserve which normally closes on Oct. 15th , but were now off limits to anglers. “That just shows you even our own state congress people don’t know nothing when they shut down the Reserve right in the midSEE COLBURN PAGE 4B



Mack Brown, Gary Kubiak switch places on the hot seat KAZ’S KORNER JOE KAZMAR FOR THE RECORD

The fickle football fans in the Lone Star State did a major aboutface within a 24-hour period about the neck of which head football coach should be on that proverbial chopping block. For the past four weeks, many Texas Longhorns fans were calling for their long-time head coach Mack Brown to consider retiring, willfully stepping down or merely being unceremoniously fired. Today it appears that Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak has assumed Brown’s position on that chopping block. The axes were being sharpened all last week for what seemed the inevitable blowout loss the Texas Longhorns were sure to suffer last Saturday at the hands of the undefeated No. 5 Oklahoma Sooners in the annual Red River Rivalry at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas. And most of the cynics were half right—the game WAS a blowout, but it was Mack Brown’s 14-point underdog Longhorns that were putting the fattening on the heads of the Sooners. Texas played a nearly flawless football game as if the Longhorn players knew their coach’s tenure was on the chopping block if the game went according to how the odds-makers saw it. After all, Oklahoma had won by an average of 40 points the last two years. But as the game wore on, the Texas cheering section became

several hundred decibels louder because the Longhorns were dominating nearly every phase of the game. Before Saturday’s game, the Longhorns’ defense was surrendering an average of 465 total yards, 248 of them rushing yards and 28.4 points per game according to statistics in Monday’s edition of the San Antonio ExpressNews. Those totals ranked at the bottom in the Big 12. Against Oklahoma, the ‘Horns’ defense dominated as the Sooners managed only 263 total yards, including 130 yards rushing on 33 carries. UT also forced two turnovers and allowed only 13 points (the Sooners’ other touchdown came on defense). After the 36-20 upset victory, the Longhorns now are 4-2, and Many Texas Longhorns fans were calling for their long-time head coach more importantly 3-0 in the Big Mack Brown to consider retiring, 12 and in complete control of their own destiny. And Mack Brown is proudly admiring the Golden Hat Trophy that goes to the winner of the Red River Rivalry. If Texas wins its next six games, beginning with the TCU game Oct. 26, the ‘Horns will represent the Big 12 in the Fiesta Bowl. However, they haven’t won more than four games in a row since 2009. Down the road in Houston is another story, indeed. The Houston Texans are reeling from a four-game losing streak, three of which they were solid favorites to win. Actually, the Texans could very well be winless in their first six 2013 NFL games had it not been for a couple of ferocious rallies in the first two games against San Diego and Tennessee. And to think they had legitimate Super

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High School Football Predictions Upcoming Games

Kaz’s Fearless Football Forecast H WEST ORANGE-STARK over ORANGEFIELD

The Mustangs caught an open week just when they were hitting on all cylinders. The Bobcats didn’t come to life until the second half last week and came up with too little, too late against Hardin-Jefferson. Orangefield will be big underdogs this week, but then, so were the Texas Longhorns last Saturday.


The Battlin’ Bears lost last week to the team that’s supposed to win District 20-4A and they were in the game right to the end. After starting the season winless, the Panthers have come to life and won two district games in a row. The Bears will have their hands full Friday night in Beaumont.



The Cards will have to play their best game of the year to get “off the Schneide” in District 213A competition. The Longhorns also are looking for their first district victory, so it should be quite a battle Friday night in Bridge City.


The Pirates got back on the winning track against winless Lumberton while the Jaguars fought and scrapped through three overtime periods before losing on a missed mandatory two-point conversion. This should be a real barn-burner with the winner making the fewest mistakes.


The Pirates saw their hopes of an undefeated season come to a screeching halt, compliments of their longtime nemesis Corrigan-Camden, which remained undefeated for the season. They will rebound with a vengeance and get back to their winning ways.

H KINDER over VINTON This will be a great match-up of 5-1 teams, with the Lions having to contend with the Yellow Jackets, who are picked to win the district title, on their home field. The Lions lost a hardfought 27-17 district opener last week to Welsh and are hoping to rebound back into the win column.


The Cardinals played one whale of a game against the No. 2-ranked Sam Houston State Bearkats, losing 14-3 in a game that was interrupted by thunderstorms. This game will be equally as tough, but the Redbirds welcoming their exes for their annual Homecoming extravaganza.


SAM HOUSTON STATE Why the Cowboys picked a nationally-ranked opponent for their Homecoming game is a mystery to me. But as a loyal alum, we’ll be there with bells on hoping the two weeks of preparation for this encounter will result in a huge upset victory for the Pokes.

H HIGH SCHOOL—Hardin-Jefferson over Buna, Livingston over Lumberton, Nederland

over Port Neches-Groves, Beaumont West Brook over Channelview, North Shore over Baytown Sterling, Anahuac over Warren, East Chambers over Kirbyville, Hardin over Woodville (Sat.), Newton over Kountze, Sabine Pass over Burkeville, Houston St. Thomas over Beaumont Kelly, Beaumont Legacy over Cypress Christian, West Sabine over Alto, High Island over Good Samaritan Fellowship, Jasper over Diboll, Lufkin over Bryan, La Porte over Deer Park, Brenham over Bryan Rudder, Crosby over C.E. King, Dayton over New Caney Porter, Humble Summer Creek over Humble, Cleveland over Liberty, Coldspring over Huffman, Shepherd over Splendora, La Marque over KIPP Sunnyside.

H COLLEGE—Miami over North Carolina (Thurs.); Louisville over Central Florida (Fri.); Nicholls State over Stephen F. Austin, Southeastern Louisiana over Northwestern State, Oklahoma State over TCU, Texas Tech over West Virginia, Oklahoma over Kansas, Baylor over Iowa State, BYU over Houston, Cincinnati over Connecticut, Buffalo over Massachusetts, Memphis over SMU, Temple over Army, East Carolina over Southern Mississippi, North Texas over Louisiana Tech, Rice over New Mexico State, South Carolina over Tennessee, Georgia over Vanderbilt, Florida over Missouri, Texas A&M over Auburn, LSU over Ole Miss, Alabama over Arkansas, Jackson State over Grambling State, Prairie View over Mississippi Valley State, Alcorn State over Texas Southern, Southern over Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Oregon over Washington State, Florida State over Clemson, Ohio State over Iowa, Stanford over UCLA, Arizona State over Washington, Michigan over Indiana, Northwestern over Minnesota, Fresno State over UNLV, Northern Illinois over Central Michigan, Virginia over Duke, Arizona over Utah, Boise State over Nevada, Oregon State over California, Wyoming over Colorado State, Georgia Tech over Syracuse, Wisconsin over Illinois, Michigan over Indiana, Wake Forest over Maryland, Akron over Miami, O., Ohio over Eastern Michigan, Toledo over Navy, Utah State over New Mexico, Notre Dame over Southern Cal, Pittsburgh over Old Dominion, Michigan State over Purdue, South Alabama over Kent State, Texas State over Georgia State. H PRO PICKS—Seattle over Arizona (Thurs. Night); Atlanta over Tampa Bay, Chicago over Washington, Dallas over Philadelphia, New England over NY Jets, Miami over Buffalo, Carolina over St. Louis, Detroit over Cincinnati, San Diego over Jacksonville, San Francisco over Tennessee, Kansas City over Houston, Green Bay over Cleveland, Pittsburgh over Baltimore, Denver over Indianapolis; NY Giants over Minnesota (Monday Night). New Orleans and Oakland have bye weeks.

Honey Bears Bulls and Barrels Rodeo Oct. 26 The Little Cypress Mauriceville Honey Bear Drill Team will hold their eighth annual Bulls and Barrels Rodeo, at 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26 at the Cowboy Church of Orange County Arena, located at 673 FM 1078, Orange, Texas. Rodeo contestants wishing to enter should call Brittney Wacasey at 817-253-3042. The rodeo is open to the public and admission is $5 per person. This event has become an LCM tradition and provides quality family entertainment for residents of Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana.

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Kaz’s Korner entire training camp last August. Fans began bristling whenever Texans quarterback Matt Schaub threw his first pick-six interception in the Tennessee game that the team came back and won. But the next three pick-sixes really got the nay-sayers riled up, pleading for Head Coach Gary Kubiak to make a quarterback change. Kubiak refused, and when the inconsistent play of Schaub and the rest of the team continued, and the losses came by wider and wider margins, the focus turned away from the quarterback and more toward the coach. These malcontents thought that the skid ended when the undefeated Seattle Seahawks came to town earlier this month and the Texans jumped out to an early 20-3 lead and completely stymied Seattle’s offense in the first half. But Schaub threw another of his patented pick-sixes with five minutes left in the game which tied the score 20-20 and eventually sent the game into overtime. The mistakes continued in the extra period putting the visiting Seahawks into field goal position, and the three-pointer sent the Texans reeling to still another painful loss. Kubiak defended his players after that 23-20 loss and also after the 34-3 blowout by the 49ers in San Francisco the following week. He considered inserting T.J Yates for Schaub in Sunday’s game against the St. Louis Rams, but vetoed the idea later in the week. Sunday the fans got what they were yapping for—unintentionally—when Schaub was sacked by Rams’ defensive lineman Chris Long and left the game in the third period with a right leg injury. Some of these bozos at Reliant Stadium actually were cheering while Schaub was lying on his back in obvious pain. Yates came in at quarterback and as fate would have it, he threw a 98-yard pick-six that just about iced the game away for the visitors. And as Monday’s Houston Chronicle put it, “for the sec-

time and with my free entry into the Houston Marathon in January. Now I’ll be treated just like the Kenyans that compete in the Houston Marathon.” Ken said he finished 113th overall out of the 630 runners that finished. A couple of teams—Stanford and Georgia-- got bounced from the top 10 in this week’s Association Press Top 25 College Football Poll. Stanford dropped from No. 5 to No. 13 while Georgia slipped from No. 7 to No. 15. The top four remained intact with Alabama, Oregon, Clemson and Ohio State, Florida State moved up one place to No. 5, followed by No. 6 LSU up from No. 10, No. 7 Texas A&M up from No. 9, Louisville remained at No. 8, UCLA jumped two notches to No. 9 and Miami came up three slots to No. 10. Baylor moved up three places to No. 12 undefeated Missouri catapulted from No. 25 to No. 14, Texas Tech moved up four spots to No. 16 and Oklahoma slid from No. 12 to No. 18. Some high school football results from last weekend that may be of interest to local fans: Orange Community Christian 81, Chester 44; Coldspring 54, Splendora 0; Cleveland 55, Huffman 14; Shepherd 27, Tarkington 7; Humble Summer Creek 20, Kingwood Park 17; Humble 23, Dayton 10; Barbers Hill 41, New Caney Porter 0; Brenham 27, Montgomery 10; C.E. King 24, New Caney 20; La Marque 17, Sweeny 10; Carthage 55, Huntington 6; Navasota 49, Madisonville 0; Center 34, Diboll 7; Waco Connally 34, Lorena 28; Waco La Vega 43, China Spring 40; Wimberley 47, Bandera 7. JUST BETWEEN US…Several of my McNeese State teammates that played on the baseball team between the 1960-63 seasons are having an informal reunion (tailgate party) Saturday afternoon before the Homecoming football game against No. 2-ranked Sam Houston State that night. It should be lots of laughs and fun with former Cowboy players coming from as far as Pennsylvania, Georgia, Alabama and Oklahoma.

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HOUSTON -- Texans quarterback Matt Schaub wasn’t initially aware that some fans at Reliant Stadium cheered his injury in the third quarter of Sunday’s game against the St. Louis Rams. But made aware later, the situation disappointed him. Asked for his reaction to fans in Houston cheering as he was forced out of Sunday’s game against St. Louis with an injury, Texans quarterback Matt Schaub said, “there’s no place for that in this game.” “I’d hate to think anyone out there, regardless of who was injured -- on our team, on the visiting team, whatever the situation is -- that people would be like that and act that way,” Schaub said Monday during a team-run radio appearance that aired on Sports Radio 610. “There’s no place for that in this game and there just really isn’t.” Schaub said that during the game his focus was more on dealing with the injury, getting taped up and potentially returning to the field. He echoed coach Gary Kubiak’s characterization of the injury as one to his right ankle, foot and lower leg. “Just watching it on film, it could have been a lot worse,” Schaub said. “I thought it was a lot worse based on how that happened and the popping that I heard. It must have come out and come back into place. I’m thankful it was not worse.” The Texans were losing by 25 points when Schaub left the game, having completed 15 of 21 passes for 186 yards with

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Colburn: Game reserve shutdown dle of the best flounder fishing of the year,” stated Sensat. As mad as he was, he still had the good sense to stay out of the Reserve and do the best he could fishing on the lake side of the posted signs. A surprising number of area fishermen that should have been aware of yet another negative aspect of the Shutdown either didn’t care or didn’t think the Reserve would be monitored. They were wrong and the Wardens were on hand to point out the error of their ways while adding to the cost of their fishing trip. I not only agree with Mr. Sensat on all accounts, but also have a problem with the excessive number of traps clogging up navigable waters. The catching in general has been very good all week long in spite of a little too much wind and lots of boats at times. The disappointed flounder fishermen that look forward each year to the first two weeks of fishing in the Game Reserve are still catching good numbers of solid fish along the

Louisiana shoreline and in the ship channel south of the Causeway. Finger mullet, mud minnows and Gulp Swimming Mullet have all worked well on the ship channel flounder. That bite will get even better after a few cold fronts and after last year’s phenomenal bite the crowds will be even larger. A conservative estimate of fifty to sixty percent of the local flounder enthusiasts still continue to make the short journey east to fish the ship channel near the Cameron Ferry landing because they can legally keep both more and smaller flounder. The catching, however, is just as good right here on the Sabine channel. Saddled with a two fish limit for the month of November, rather than continue to catch and release and potentially hurt a number of fish, last year we caught our reduced limits very quickly and went back to the business of chasing trout and redfish. The bonus was

that the flounder we kept were usually very much on the XL size! Even the flounder running the shorelines in the lake have been very solid fish. We haven’t fished live bait at all and have had no problem catching fish on Gulp rigged on a quarter ounce head, Swim Baits and smoke-blue flake tube jigs. The high tides and added rain fall have kept the water level up in the Roseau cane roots and that is where the flounder are waiting on schools of unsuspecting mullet. The bite in the open lake has also been very good in spite of a lot of boat traffic of late. Along with the increasing number of local anglers that enjoy chasing the gulls we are also seeing a larger number of Galveston and Calcasieu guides. I talked with a couple of the Calcasieu guides last week and they said they were really struggling on their home lake. Lord knows I have spent my fair share of time on Calcasieu

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over the years, but it still hurts sharing a flock of gulls with them on Sabine and watching them keep small trout. Like it or not, it is perfectly legal as long as they launch on the Louisiana side of the lake. The only fly in the ointment would occur should they venture to the Texas side of the lake with small fish in the box while chasing gulls and get checked by Texas wardens! Your day will be much more enjoyable if you leave the dock having accepted the fact that you are going to be competing with lots of other folks that may or may not even be aware of how to best approach birds hovering over schooling fish. If possible, I would suggest hunting your own group of birds before even considering approaching birds that other boats are already camped under. Don’t expect the same courtesy as soon as their birds break up, however, but that’s life on the lake for the next two months!

Whooping cranes beginning annual flight from Canada to Texas

Endangered whooping cranes have begun their annual 2,400-mile fall migration from Canada to Texas.

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AUSTIN -- Endangered whooping cranes have begun their annual 2,400-mile fall migration from Canada to Texas. As the rare birds approach the Lone State, a citizen science initiative is inviting Texas residents and visitors to report whooper sightings. Texas Whooper Watch ( is a volunteer monitoring program that is a part of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Texas Nature Trackers program. The

program was developed to help the agency learn more about Whooping Cranes and their winter habitats in Texas. Since beginning their slow recovery from a low of 16 birds in the 1940s, whoopers have wintered on the Texas coast on and near Aransas National Wildlife Refuge. Recently though, several groups of whooping cranes expanded their wintering areas to include other coastal areas and some inland sites in Central Texas. This year, some of the whooping cranes from an experimental flock in Louisiana spent most of the summer months in Texas, and the

Whooper Watch volunteers were able to provide valuable information to TPWD, Louisiana Game and Fish and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service about these birds. This year biologists expect Whooping Cranes to start arriving in Texas in late October or early November. Texas Whooper Watch will also help improve the accuracy of surveys on the wintering grounds, as the growth of the flock has made traditional census methods more difficult. Whoopers usually follow a migratory path through North and Central Texas that in-

Bad knees: Exercise best medicine

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If you’re among the estimated 27 million Americans who suffer from osteoarthritis of the knee or hip, then perhaps you’ve tried the nutritional supplements glucosamine and chondroitin. They’ve been marketed for joint health for about 20 years, and sales are still brisk. But do they help? Some horses might say yes. The supplements were first tried in horses, and there’s some evidence that the supplements might improve joint function for them. Glucosamine and chondroitin are also marketed to dog owners. But what about us humans? Unfortunately, researchers say that for us the results just don’t match the glowing testimonials. The vast majority of patients reported no significant difference in pain relief between glucosamine, chondroi-

tin, a combination of the two and placebo. But the findings from the GAIT study were crystal clear, says Dr. David Felson, a rheumatologist at Boston University School of Medicine. There was just no benefit for most patients who took the supplements compared to placebo, “meaning that it didn’t relieve pain any better than placebo.” The supplements didn’t affect structure of the joint (they did X-rays), and it didn’t cause any delay in the progression of the disease compared to placebo, he adds. “It basically didn’t have any effect.” On the other hand, Felson says he doesn’t disabuse patients of the notion that the supplements are helping if patients truly believe they are, even though a month’s supply can cost $30 to $50. “Far be it from me to take away either the placebo effect or an idiosyncratic reaction that might be of benefit,” he says.

Swimming is one form of exercise that can help prevent arthritis from getting worse, doctors say. And if taking supplements or a placebo pill make it more likely that people will be active and lose weight, that’s a good thing, according to Dr. Patience White, a rheumatologist and spokesperson for The Arthritis Foundation. “My goal as a practicing physician is to decrease pain so patients will actually do the things that really make a difference in terms of changing the natural history of osteoarthritis, which is weight reduction and physical activity,” she notes. People have a hard time exercising and losing weight if they hurt. There’s abundant evidence that losing weight and regular exercise are the most effective treatments available for osteoarthritis pain, White adds. “It’s quite striking,” she says.



cludes cities such as Wichita Falls, Fort Worth, Waco, Austin, and Victoria. During migration they often pause overnight to use wetlands for roosting and agricultural fields for feeding, but seldom remain more than one night. The typical sighting (71 percent of all observations) is fewer than three birds, but they may be seen roosting and feeding with large flocks of the smaller sandhill crane. Whoopers are the tallest birds in North America, standing nearly five feet. The cranes are solid white in color except for black wingtips that are visible only in flight. They fly with necks and legs outstretched. Citizens can help by reporting sightings of whooping cranes and by preventing disturbance of cranes when they remain overnight at roosting and feeding locations. Sightings can be reported to whoopingcranes@tpwd.texas. gov or 512-389-TXWW (8999). Observers are asked especially to note whether the cranes have colored leg bands on their legs. Volunteers interested in attending training sessions to become “Whooper Watchers” in order to collect more detailed data may also contact the TPWD at or 512-389-TXWW (8999). Additional information, including photos of whooping crane look-alike species, can be found at http://tpwd.texas. gov/whoopingcranes/ and at http://www.whoopingcrane. com/report-a-sighting/ .

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Defendant in State Game Warden Hostage Case Pleads Guilty AUSTIN – A former Upshur County commissioner arrested in October 2012 for holding a state game warden at gunpoint has pled guilty to the third-degree felony offense of taking a firearm from a peace officer and further admitted in his plea that he could be found guilty of aggravated assault on a public servant. In 115th Dist. Court, visiting judge William Porter sentenced Lloyd Allen Crabtree to 10 years in prison, but placed him on probation for five years. In addition, Crabtree was ordered to publicly apologize to the game warden and other law enforcement officers who responded to the scene last year. Crabtree also will have to pay a $1,000 fine, take an anger management class, pay court costs and other fees as well as perform 240 hours of community service. While on probation he will have to submit to monthly drug tests and will be barred from drinking alcohol. As a convicted felon, he will be prohibited from

possessing any firearms or ammunition. The charges to which Crabtree pled guilty stem from an Oct. 6, 2012 incident in which the game warden was disarmed and detained by two armed men while the officer was making a routine check for hunting law violations on private property in Upshur County. The game warden used his cell phone to call for help, and soon numerous local and state officers came to his assistance and ended the situation with no shots fired. “We appreciate the support we received during this ordeal from all the other law enforcement agencies that helped out, as well as the local community,” said Lt. Col. Danny Shaw, assistant director of TPWD’s Law Enforcement Division. “Texas game wardens will continue to serve the people of the state in all 254 counties. Our men and women will remain on the front line in protecting our natural resources and as-

suring public safety. For more than 120 years Texas game wardens have been committed to doing the right thing, not just what they have the right to do.” Crabtree’s son, Todd A. Crabtree, 28, was indicted last January on three felony charges: One count of aggravated assault on a peace officer (first degree felony); one count of taking a weapon from a peace officer (third degree

felony); and one count of unlawful restraint with a deadly weapon (third degree felony).The charges against him are still pending. Initially, the father and son had been held at the Upshur County Jail in lieu of $1.5 million bond each. The incident last fall was investigated by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Internal Affairs Unit and the Texas Rangers.

Getting “Spooky” at Mauriceville Elementary

Edwards named Teacher of the Month Staff Report

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Students participating in the “Spooky Story” Writing Camp include, from left, Matalyn Hill, Brandon Frisbee, and Jaycie Benton.

Mrs. Nancy Edwards was selected as Orangefield Junior High’s Teacher of the Month. This is Edwards’ second year in the district and she currently teaches 7th grade mathematics. Mrs. Edwards has 15 years of experience in the classroom. However, teaching was not her first career choice. Edwards began her career in marketing and became extremely successful in outside sales. After establishing a name for herself, she would volunteer at schools. Mrs. Edwards quickly realized that the same tactics she used in sales could be implemented into a classroom environment. “I knew if I could motivate the kids they all would and could learn,” said Edwards. She decided to go back to school and become a certified teacher. Mrs. Edwards credits her former teachers, Mrs. Krause and Sister Therese at Kelly High School, for instilling in her confidence and a love for math by keeping her in at recess to drill facts and tutoring Edwards before and after school. Edwards continues the tradition of tutoring by offering free tutorials both before and after school for all of her students. Nancy has even been known to make home visits to assist her students going as far as demonstrating strategies parents can use to help her students meet suc-

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Mauriceville Elementary Diagnostician, Betsy Outenreath, organized MVE’s first ever Writing Camp. The event is for fourth and fifth grade students interested in entering the Beaumont Enterprise “Spooky Story” Contest. The first session was held on Oct. 4 and a second on Oct. 11. MVE teachers Sandra Ivy and Erica Warner are helping with instruction and writing techniques for the 33 students partici-

pating in the contest. Students watched short videos to learn about creating curiosity, interest, and tension, and brainstormed characters and settings for their stories. There were over 100 students who expressed interest in attending the after school camp, so students were chosen on a “first come, first served” basis. With such great interest, Ms. Outenreath plans to schedule another camp in the future, possibly with a Holiday Theme.

Honey Bears Bulls and Barrels Rodeo Oct. 26 “Teacher of the Month” Nancy Edwards teaches mathematics at Orangefield Jr. High.

cess. Edwards credits her work ethic to her parents Mr. and Mrs. Lester Ryall. Mrs. Edwards was one of 11 siblings and her work ethic and desire to serve others was instilled by emulating her parents who went above and beyond to ensure the successes of all of their children. Mrs. Edwards was nominated by fellow teachers and staff members for this award.

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The Little Cypress Mauriceville Honey Bear Drill Team will hold their eighth annual Bulls and Barrels Rodeo, at 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26 at the Cowboy Church of Orange County Arena, located at 673 FM 1078, Orange, Texas. The show is open to those wishing to participate in bull riding or barrel racing. Other events will include mutton busting (sheep rid-

ing) for younger cowboys and cowgirls. Rodeo contestants wishing to enter should call Brittney Wacasey at 817-253-3042. The rodeo is open to the public and admission is $5 per person. The Honey Bears will facilitate the rodeo operations including registration procedures and concessions sales. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Honey Bear Drill Team program. This event has become an LCM tradition and provides quality family entertainment for residents of Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana.


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USDA Grant to Develop Youth Farm Safety Curriculum Staff Report

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced funding to provide safety training for the more than 2 million youth working in agricultural production. “Working on the farm or ranch is hard work, and it can also be dangerous,” said USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack. “By working together, we can be sure that young people in rural America have the opportunity to reap the many benefits of helping out on the farm, while also staying safe. Today’s grant announcement expands our ongoing farm safety partnership and will help further educate and protect young workers who represent the future of American agriculture.” USDA Deputy Under Secretary for Research, Education and Economics Ann Bartuska made the announcement at the North American Agricultural Safety Summit in

Minneapolis, Minnesota. Dr. Bartuska noted “Agriculture is one of the most dangerous industries in the nation, as such, thousands of youth are injured and hundreds are killed every year by hazards found on the farm.” She continued, “As these youth play a vital role in the productivity of American agriculture, USDA has a responsibility to the education and resources needed to train youth in safe farming practices.” USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) awarded $600,000 to Pennsylvania State University to develop a national training curriculum that lessens agricultural hazards to young workers. The training will align with Career Cluster Standards (CCS) of the National Council for Agricultural Education for a unified approach to a national farm safety education and curriculacertification program for youth. The project will establish a national steering committee to engage the Department of Education, Department of Labor, FFA, Farm Bureau, Farmers Union, Ag Safety and Health Council of

America, National Council for Ag Education and other relevant partners. The committee will work to identify curriculum and testing gaps, certification needs and industry-recognized credentials. Curriculum materials will be placed on the eXtension website in the new Ag Safety and Health Community of Practice to be used in both formal and non-formal settings. A national outreach strategy will promote use of

the curriculum from youth and farm safety instructors to parents and 4-H youth programs. Additionally, the project will determine the resources required to sustain a clearinghouse for national youth farm safety and education curriculum, state certification requirements and testing. NIFA made the award through the Youth Farm Safety Education and Certification (YFSEC) Program, which was established in 2001. Agricultural education is an important part of an individual’s career and technical education. As such, it needs to provide instruction that leads to industry-recognized credentials. In addition, vocational agricultural program curricula need to be aligned with current career standards and curricula that integrate agricultural safety and health. Through federal funding and leadership for research, education and extension programs, NIFA focuses on investing in science and solving critical issues impacting people’s daily lives and the nation’s future. More information is available at:

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Local churches fund Bear Cub Weekend Food Project Staff Report

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Little Cypress Elementary is piloting a program for the Little Cypress-Mauriceville District which will provide food during the weekend for children whose teacher, counselor, school nurse or other school personnel recognize as exhibiting signs of hunger. The school is partnering with Faith United Methodist Church and the Southeast Texas Food Bank to implement the “Bear Cub Weekend Backpack Food Project.” Although Faith UMC is spearheading the project, other area congregations, such as First Baptist – Orange, Little Cypress Baptist, Fellowship Church of Christ, Common Ground Baptist, and North Orange Baptist

have signed on to help sponsor backpacks of food for children who often go hungry on the weekend. The “Backpack” program came out of the “Feeding America” project and fills the gap for children whose only meal for the day is what they eat at school. According to Stacey Nichols, counselor at LCE, there are some common traits that alert school personnel to the children who are not being fed at home. Anxiety at lunch on Friday, eating leftovers from other kids’ trays, extreme thinness, short attention span and an inability to concentrate, and much more are telltale signs that a child may be experiencing hunger. Shari Chesson, RN, says that those who are hungry often complain of stomach pain and end up in the school nurse’s office.

Although the “Backpack” program is administered through the Southeast Texas Food Bank, the organization is at its maximum capacity for supporting schools through its traditional funding sources, so the LCE program will be funded through church, civic and individual sponsorships. To fund one child for weekends through the entire school year, the cost is $175. Meal packages for the weekend are loaded into zip lock bags and put in the children’s backpacks, so that there is nothing that distinguishes them as a recipient of the program. All of the food sent home is kid-friendly, since many times the parents are not present for long periods of time. The weekend menus vary and there is a tracking system that the Food Bank uses to determine the effec-

tiveness of the program. School officials stress that this program is not limited to those who meet the free and reduced lunch criteria set by the federal government and many on that program are not going hungry at home. Children must be referred by one of the school personnel using a referral form that looks at behavior demonstrating food insecurity, physical characteristics, and school performance. Those interested in donating may make checks payable to the Southeast Texas Food Bank, but put Little Cypress Elementary on the “For” line on the bottom left of the check, otherwise the money will go in the SETX Food Bank general fund. For additional information, contact Stacy Nichols, LCE Counselor, at 886-2838, extension 4160.



BRIEFS First Baptist offers Trunk or Treat First Baptist Church of Bridge City would like to invite the Bridge City community to Trunk or Treat. Parents are welcome to bring their children to enjoy train rides, music, and a lot of candy. The event is scheduled for 5:30-7:30 p.m., Oct. 31 in the west parking lot of First Baptist Church located at 200 W Roundbunch Road in Bridge City. For more information call: (409) 735-3581.

Trunk or Treat to be hosted by Faith UMC

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

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

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Faith United Methodist Church, located at 8608 MLK Jr. Dr., Orange, invites you to Fall Fest 2013 Trunk or Treat. Join them in the church parking lot 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 31 for Trunk or Treat. There will be plenty of treats and the public is invited. Call the church office 9-1 p.m., Monday through Friday at 8861291 for any questions.

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City Fest 2012 to be hosted by Second Baptist Church Second Baptist Church, Bridge City will be hosting City Fest 2013 at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26. A concert by Christian country recording artist, Ronnie Yawn and White Horse begins at 6 p.m.. Family oriented, City Fest will include free food, games for the kids and music. The music of Ronnie Yawn and White Horse is pure country with Christian lyrics. They have played with Ricky Skaggs, Merle Haggard and Gene Watson Second Baptist Church is located at 340 Bland Drive next to the fire station. For more information, contact the church at 409735-8156.

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


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

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

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

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

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room. May use washer and dryer and kitchen as long as you clean up afterwards. No smokers or drinkers, no pets, background check req. Call Edee for appointment @ (409) 670-9272. COMMERCIAL NICE OFFICE SPACE, on Bland St., BC, former lawyer’s office, newly redone, nice. (409) 735-2030. (M&R) FOR RENT ON ROUNDBUNCH RD, BC, various sizes and prices, frontage available. Rear spaces cheaper and perfect for shops, storage, warehouses, etc. (409) 735-2030. (M&R) STORE FRONT, BC, on Texas Ave. across from Market basket, (409) 7352030. (M&R) HOME RENTALS NICE BRICK 3 OR 4 BEDRMS. 2 BATHS IN BCISD, fenced in back yard, ceiling fans in all bedrooms and living room, Lg. kitchen and dining area, $950 MONTHLY + $800 DEP., (409) 735-2030. (M&R) 3/1 IN ROSELAWN, CA/H, security system, No pets or smoking, No Sec. 8 housing, $800 monthly + $800 dep, $30 background check fee, (409) 988-8386. (10/9)

5388 PATILLO, BRIDGE CITY, three bedrooms, large shady fenced yard, $750 monthly. 409-988-4179. 3/1/2 $900 A MONTH, $900 deposit. NO PETS, CAH, fresh paint, good neighborhood, BC school district, close to Walmart and eateries. 8838084. 10/9 M.H. RENTALS BC AREA , as little as $30 daily for rooms, M.H.’s by day or week, starting at $30 a day or weekly, 735-8801 or 7347771. (cctfn) 3/1 / 3/2 & 2/1 IN OFISD, 1 block from schools, Large lot, W./D hookups, No Pets, $550 and $650 And $350 monthly + dep., (409) 720-8699. (11/6) BC 1/1 FEMA TRAILER, 210 Park St., Totaly redone, available now! Washer and dryer furnished, $570 monthly + $350 dep. - $150 1st. month discount, (409) 735-3281 or 553-1929. HOME SALES NICE BRICK ORANGE HOME on corner lot, 3/2/2, 2404 Post Oak Lane, LCMISD, garden room overlooking back yard, family room


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(17’x19’), 2 walk-ins in master bdrm. , shower and jetted tub in master bath, open concept kitchen and breakfast room, fireplace, new tile / laminated and carpeted floors, fenced back yard, (Reduced to $239,000) for more info call Edee @ (409) 670-9272. 4/1 W/ COVERED CARPORT, #12 circle G in Orange, Lg. family, dining and den, wood floors under carpet, workshop, backyard privacy fence, enclosed patio, corner lot, vinyl siding, (409) 886-3545 or 330-0437. BRIDGE CITY 3/2/2, on corner lot, CA/H, tile in Kit. and baths, 1,490 sq. ft., no rent or lease, serious inquiries only! $89,900, (409) 670-2431 or 720-8422, leave message. BRIDGE CITY 2/1, 195 Osborn, brick, all elec., new stove, fire place, Reduced to $79,000, has transferable flood ins. @ $247 yearly, (832) 813-8995 or (409) 960- 8048. BRIDGE CITY 3/2, 350 Gum St., Lg. detached garage, 1/2 house has hardwood floors, soid pine walls, Lg lot with

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trees, needs some updating, BCISD, $65,000, (409) 5439053. SOUTH VIDOR 3/1.5/2, 345 Palmetta, furnished, all appliances, washer and dryer, too much to list! Beautiful front and back yard, fenced back yard, above ground pool, Lg patio w/ furniture, 20’x12’ sunroom w/ pot belly stove, 14’x30’ shop, serious inquiries only, $96,000, (409) 7698371, or Mike Ellender W/ Regency Real Estate (409) 553-6640. (10/9) LAND & LOTS 2 CEMETARY PLOTS for sale at Foreest lawn Memorieal Park, lot 174 blk “A” space 3-4, total price $3,500, (409) 882-0661 or 882-1674. (smfr) CEMETERY PLOT FOR SALE at Hillcrest Memorial 988-0684. SELLER FINANCE! 2 to 4 acre tracts, LCMISD, MUDD water and sewer can finance with land, culvert, drive, dirtpad inastalled. Mobiles and livestock OK. For more information call (409) 745-1115 or www.countryland (10/31)

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5 ACRE REPO, IN QUAIL TRAILS 3 SUBDIVISION, Property has private drive, Marcieville water / septic, LCMISD, and is secluded. Mobiles and livestock OK, available, gauranteed owner financing. COUNTRYLAND PROPERTIES LLC. 409745-1115.

TWO CEMETERY PLOTS in Autumn Oaks on Old Hwy 90 for sale. $1,800 for one, $3,000 for both. (Ask Dorman Funeral Home to see location of plots.) Call 409-330-4813. 961 LEDOUX, OF, off Ollia rd., .49 acre, private rd., Total price $15,000 neg, (shed on lot not included), As- Is, Cash only no owner finance, (409) 735-8346.

210 ACRE REPO in West Grigsby subdivision, property has water tap,electricity, cleaared out and bulit up homesite. Acreage adjoins large timber co. tract. owner financing garunteed, livestock and mobiles OK. COUNTRYLAND PROPERTIES LLC. 409745-1115.

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people, beautiful music, and inspiring sermons. Join us at 1155 W. Roundbunch Rd., BC each Sunday at 8:15 AM or 10:45 AM for worship experience at 9:30 AM for Sunday School. You’ll be glad you came, and so will we! SUICIDE RESCUE of Orange County. Suicide is not the answer, give us a chance, 769-4044 Vidor. AL-ANON MEETS ON Wednesday & Sunday at 7pm. 1512 Strickland Dr., Orange, call (409) 779-4289 or Cindy @ 994-5503 for details.


WED. FRI. & SAT MOVING SALE! 385 W. SUSAN, BC/ORG (77630) off Hwy 1442, 8 till noon. Lots of items! don’t miss out!

2 CEMETERY PLOTS at Hillcrest, Garden of Christis, lot129, block C #’s 3 & 4, $3,000 for both, (409) 8839223. (8/28)

FRI. & SAT., ESTATE SALE! 2109 3RD. ST., PORT NECHES, (409) 659-1242, 9 till ? Dolls Dolls Dolls! All kinds Barbies in boxes, cradles, strollers, clothes, etc. Sofa, chairs, dining table & 6 chairs, hutch, collectables, Small table, Christam items, Roll Top Desk, fall decor. Cash only please!

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FRI. & SAT., 7229 SAND BAR RD., OF (77630), 8 til 1. Baby girl’s clothes, women’s clothes, kid’s shoes and clothes, house items, diahes, books, Marilyn Monroe pict., Much More!

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SAT., 8105 FM 1442, OF/ORG. St. Helen’s Church, By RR tracks and Terry Rd, 7 till ? Huge Sale! Baby things, houseware, large varity of things! come See! SAT. CARPORT SALE, 1035 LeBLANC, BC, 5 familes, 8 till 2. Little bit of everything!


SAT., 3724 4TH. ST., OF, (77630) in Paulwood add. off Hwy 105, 7 till ? Bikes, child’s clothes, crafts, houshold items, plants, lots of misc,

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THE RECORD APPLIANCES USED APPLIANCES, starting at $99.95 & up, Harry’s Appliances, 302 10th. St. (10th. & main), Orange, We buy used appliances, 8864111. FREEZER, $50, (409) 6703155. MAYTAG WASHER, needs some TLC; GE flat burner range, (409) 670-9272. 20 GAS DRYERS! $100 & up, All work! Call Harry at (409) 886-4111. AUTOS ‘97 GMC JIMMY, 6 cyl, 153K miles, $4,000 will neg., can be seen behind Murphy oil (Wal-


The Orange County Commissioners’ Court will be holding a Public Hearing on Monday, October 21, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. in the Orange County Commissioners’ Court, Administration Building located at 123 South 6th Street, Orange, Texas to allow the public to comment on changing the speed limit on Ford Lane located in the Little Cypress area off FM 3247.


Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of JAMES W. BRANCH, Deceased, were issued on July 29, 2013, in Cause No. P16576, pending in the County Court at Law of Orange County, Texas, to: VIOLET L. BRANCH.

Mart) in old car lot, Orange, (409) 882-9320. EMPLOYMENT NOW HIRING, SALES POSTION, Sukies Bridals and formals, 7162 Hwy 87, across from LCMHS, must be able to work Sat, No phone calls. (10/16)


Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of JOAN PITTMAN, Deceased, were issued on October 1, 2013, in Cause No. P16633, pending in the County Court at Law of ORANGE County, Texas, to: LEON PITTMAN. All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them to the undersigned within the time and in the manner prescribed by law.

c/o TOMMY GUNN Attorney at Law 202 S. Border Street Orange, Texas 77630 DATED the 1st day of October, 2013


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


HELP WANTED, Executive Director position open at the CASA office in Orange. Go to this website for more details: 10/30 MISCELLANEOUS JUGG’S PITCHING MACHINE, like new, auto feeder, throws 30 90 MPH, fast & curve balls etc., paid $2,500, used vey little, will sell for $1,000 for all, perfect cond., great buy! Can be seen at the Penny Record Office in Bridge City! (409) 474-2855. TDRILL PRESS, $25; 3500 series generator, as-is, $200; skate board ramp, $15; heavy duty swing set, $20, (4009) 886-3386. RV ACCESSORIES: Ready Brute tow bar, self locking, 8,000 lb. towing cap., coiled safety cables; Road Master adapter bar; Road Master Brake Pro portable towed car breaking system w/ tow car lights and wiring; New black stove top cover; Warning Triangle flare kit, professional grade, with case; Assorted Nisc. RV accessories, will consider any reasonable offer (409) 920-5448. TEAL SOFA W/MATCHING

OTTOMAN, like new, $400, 409-330-5959. MASTER BUILT PRO ELECTRIC Smoker, uniflame, 22” charccoal grill w/ elec. rotisserie, several pieces of PVC pipe & fittings (various sizes), double roll away bed, (409) 735-2966. FULL SIZE SPRING AIR MATTRESS, good cond., $75; Solid wood upright 7 drawer dresser, $150; Bookcase w/ 4 shelves & 1 drawer, real nice, $200; Kenmore dryer, multi settings, works great, $100; Whirlpool Propane dryer, multi settings, works great, $125, (4098) 735-7783.

blooded Dashunds parents on premises, (409) 679-9134. (10/16) MIXED TERRIER PUPPIES, free to good homes, will be small. Also 4 kittens. Call Sherry after 2 @ (409) 8833725. FREE CUR PUPPIES to good homes, beautiful! (409) 2214160. FOUND SMALL M SNAUSER, gray and white, no collar, well groomed, if yours call and discribe @ (697) 7180501.

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DINING TABLE W/ 4 CHAIRS, $500; Headboard, paid $1,000 will take $450, call to see at (409) 670-9272 or 330-4470. SERVICE WILL SIT WITH THE ELDERLY, will do light housekeeping, (409) 9209087. PETS REG. MALE POMERANIAN, for sale, answers to “Toto Bean”, $100, (409) 670-9272. FOR SALE: 2 DAPPLE, 1M, 1F, black and tan; 1 Piebald, M, white black and tan. full

NOTICE OF RATE CHANGE REQUEST On September 25, 2013, Entergy Texas, Inc. (“Entergy Texas”) filed its STATEMENT OF INTENT AND APPLICATION FOR AUTHORITY TO CHANGE RATES AND RECONCILE FUEL COSTS (“Application”). Entergy Texas filed its Application with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (“Commission”) and with those municipal authorities in its service territory that have original jurisdiction over Entergy Texas’ electric rates. Statement of Intent to Change Rates and Reconcile Fuel Costs

Entergy Texas’ Application requests an increase in rates based on operating expenses incurred during the 12-month test year period ending March 31, 2013 and Notice is hereby given capital additions to rate base for the period July 2011 through March 2013. Entergy Texas further requests that the Commission reconcile fuel and purchased power that original Letters expenses incurred during the period July 2011 through March 2013 (“Reconciliation Period”), and requests approval of a number of new rate schedules and riders. Testamentary for the Estate The Application includes the following requests, among other things: of DARRELTON DONNIS RICHARDSON, SR., • Entergy Texas proposes an increase in its base rates and existing riders designed to collect a total non-fuel retail revenue requirement for Entergy Texas of Deceased, were issued on approximately $822.3 million per year, which is an increase of $38.6 million, or 4.93%, compared to adjusted retail base rate and rider revenues resulting from Enlarged for proofing. October 1, 2013, in Cause the Commission’s Order in Docket No. 39896, which was Entergy Texas’ last base rate case. This proposal represents an increase in overall revenues, inActual size: 1 col. x 4.5" No. P16571, pending in cluding fuel, of 2.87%. the County Court at Law of • Entergy Texas also proposes two limited-term riders: a Rate Case Expense Rider, described below, to recover approximately $3.125 million each year for Orange County, Texas, to: To be published in three years, and a Rough Production Cost Equalization Adjustment Rider, described below, to recover approximately $11.4 million from retail customers over JANA LYONS.

The Record Newspapers one year.

All persons having claims 02/08/12 • against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them to the undersigned • within the time and in the manner prescribed by law.

Taken together, these base rates and ongoing and limited-term riders would collect a total non-fuel retail revenue requirement of $836.8 million for the first year they are in effect, which is an increase of $53.1 million, or 6.78% compared to adjusted retail base rate and rider revenues resulting from the Commission’s Order in Docket No. 39896. This proposal also represents an increase in overall revenues, including fuel, of 3.95%. The total non-fuel retail revenue PLEASE FAX ANY requirement would eventually drop to $822.3 million after the one- and three-year temporary riders expire. CORRECTIONS BY Entergy Texas also seeks to reconcile fuel and purchased power costs of approximately $909,404,274 incurred during the Reconciliation Period. The recon5 P.M. MONDAY ciliation includes interest on any over- or under-recovered amounts. Entergy Texas does not seek to implement a fuel-related refund or surcharge of its eligifuel costs in this case; rather, Entergy Texas proposes to roll any ending fuel balances forward to serve as the beginning balance for the next Reconciliac/o Donald C. Harris to 735-7346 ble tion Period. In connection with this fuel and purchased power reconciliation, Entergy Texas seeks a finding from the Commission that special circumstances Beard and Harris, P.C. Thanks, justify inclusion of certain purchased capacity expenses in the reconcilable fuel balance. The retail fixed fuel factor portion of the special circumstances Attorneys at Law amounts is $21,492,468. 100 Independence Place c/o STEVE CARLTON Nicole Suite 101 Attorney at Law Additional Tariff Revisions Tyler, TX 75703 805 Henderson Avenue Entergy Texas is proposing to add seven new rate schedules or riders as follows: Orange, Texas 77630 • A Rough Production Cost Equalization Adjustment Rider (“Rider RPCEA”), which is designed to collect Entergy Texas’ rough production cost equalization DATED the 3rd day of FAX October, 2013 DATED the 10th day of # 735-7346 payments for the year 2013 from all Entergy Texas retail customer classes over a one-year period. Rough production cost equalization receipts/payments, which are determined pursuant to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Opinion Nos. 480 and 480-A and Entergy System Agreement Schedule MSS-3, October, 2013 Kristina M. Ross are intended to keep Entergy Texas and its affiliate Operating Companies participating in the Entergy System Agreement in rough balance as to actual proSteve Carlton Donald C. Harris duction costs. As proposed in this case, Rider RPCEA will collect approximately $11.4 million from ETI retail customers over a period of one year only. State Bar No.: 00796709 STEVE CARLTON • A Rate Case Expense Rider (“Rider RCE-3”), which is designed to recover, over a three-year period, certain rate case expenses of Entergy Texas and parKristina M. Ross ticipating municipalities, consistent with PURA §§ 36.061(b)(2) and 33.023(b). In particular, Entergy Texas seeks to recover expenses reasonably and necAttorney for VIOLET L. State Bar No.: 24069173 BRANCH essarily incurred in relation to (1) this proceeding (Docket No. 41791) and (2) Entergy Texas’ last base rate case and associated rate case expense proceedAttorneys for Jana Lyons State Bar NO.: 03818500 100 Independence Place, ing (Docket Nos. 39896 and 40295, respectively) to the extent such expenses were incurred after September 30, 2012 and thus not previously presented for Attorneys at Law Suite 101 recovery. Entergy Texas estimates such total costs at $9.375 million, which would result in recovery of $3.125 million per year. However, Rider RCE-3 will ul805 Henderson Avenue Tyler, TX 75703 Orange, Texas 77630 timately collect the amount of reasonable and necessary rate case expenses actually incurred, as determined by the Commission. This rider will terminate in Telephone: (903) 509-4900 Telephone: (409) 886-5531 Facsimile: (903) 509-4908 approximately three years, after all the approved revenues are collected. This rider would affect all Entergy Texas retail rate classes. Facsimile: (409) 886-5926 • A new Street and Highway Lighting tariff schedule specific for Light Emitting Diode (“LED”) technology, which Entergy Texas proposes to name Schedule SHL-LED. For this schedule, Entergy Texas proposes to offer one type of LED light (cobra head) with four different wattages that are equivalent to the lights currently used by Entergy Texas under Schedule SHL. The language in the new lighting schedule would be substantially the same as existing lighting SchedDOMESTIC CITATION BY PUBLICATION (NO CHILDREN) ule SHL except for the type of light offered under the schedule. Rates under this schedule will range from $12 to $21 per month depending on the wattage CDVPUBWD level selected. THE STATE OF TEXAS • The Experimental Market Valued Load Modifying Rider (“MVLMR”) would provide a mechanism for customers with interruptible load to participate in a MidTO: CARROL SHEPPARD Enlarged for proofing. continent Independent System Operator (“MISO”) load modifying program and benefit at a price that is equitable to all other customers. To participate, a customer must qualify as a Load Modifying Resource (“LMR”) as described in the MISO Open Access Transmission, Energy and Operating Reserve Markets Actual size: 2X4” Respondent NOTICE: Tariff. MVLMR will be available to provide an LMR service option, in accordance with MISO requirements, for any customer’s firm load served under one of Entergy existing YOU HAVE BEEN SUED. You may employ an attorney. If To be Texas’ published in firm service rate schedules. However, this service may not be taken in lieu of standby service. you or your attorney do not file a written answer with the clerk • The Experimental Market Valued Demand Response Rider (“MVDRR”) would provide customers wishing to participate through Entergy Texas in a MISO DeThe Record Newspapers 030911 who issued this citation by 10:00 A.M. on the Monday next mand Response Resource (“DRR”) – Type I with a day-ahead energy product. This is an energy-only resource where an eligible customer voluntarily offers following the expiration of 20 days after you were served this to reduce load on the MISO system based on the customer’s economics, although the MVDRR does include an emergency demand response provision. Encitation and petition, a default judgement may be taken against tergy Texas is requesting PLEASE FAX ANY that the Commission require customers to participate as a MISO DRR only through Entergy Texas’ retail MVDRR rider. MVDRR will you. The petition of SHILO ANN SHEPPARD, Petitioner, was be available to provide a demand response resource option, in accordance with MISO requirements, for any customer’s firm load served under one of Enterfiled in the County Court At Law of Orange County, Texas, CORRECTIONS gy Texas’ existing firmBY service rate schedules. However, this service may not be taken in lieu of standby service. on SEPTEMBER 27, 2013, against CARROL SHEPPARD, • The Deferred Tax Accounting Tracker (“Rider DTA”) is established to recover, on a prospective basis, the after-tax return currently approved by the PUCT for NOON TUESDAY Respondent numbered 130888-D, and entitled the applicable period on amounts paid to the IRS that result from an unfavorable FIN-48 Uncertain Tax Position (“UTP”) audit. Rider DTA will track unfavorableto IRS735-7346 FIN-48 rulings, and the return will be applied prospectively to FIN-48 amounts paid to the Internal Revenue Service after such amounts are actually "In the Matter of the Marriage of" SHILO ANN SHEPPARD and CARROL SHEPPARD paid. IfThanks. Entergy Texas prevails in an appeal of an unfavorable FIN-48 UTP decision, then any amounts collected under Rider DTA related to that overturned The suit requests a divorce. decision shall be credited back to customers. This rider would affect all retail classes. • A Transmission Cost Recovery Factor Rider (“Rider TCRF”), which is designed to recover incremental transmission expense beyond that recovered in base The Court has authority in this suit to enter any judgment or rates and takes effect only in the event that the transfer of the FERC-jurisdictional transmission assets of the Entergy Operating Companies (including Enterdecree dissolving the marriage and providing for the division of property which will be binding on you. gy Texas) to ITC Holdings Corp. (the “ITC Transaction”) closes. Alternatively, in the event the ITC Transaction closes but the Commission does not approve Rider TCRF, Entergy Texas is requesting authorization to defer for future review and recovery incremental transmission expense beyond that recovered in ISSUED AND GIVEN under my hand and seal of said Court base rates. Entergy Texas’ proposed Rider TCRF, as designed, would result in a credit to customers of approximately $8.7 million for the first year it is in efFAX at Orange, Texas this September 30, 2013. fect, although Rider TCRF includes a provision to true-up the amounts recovered under the rider to the amounts actually incurred while it is in effect. Rider TCRF#would be revised annually thereafter pursuant to the formula provided in the rider. The credit for this rider is not reflected in the revenue requirement 735-7346 VICKIE EDGERLY, amounts otherwise stated in this notice. This rider would affect all Entergy Texas retail rate classes. District Clerk Orange County, Texas To the extent a proposed new rider or schedule is not approved as requested as a separate rider or schedule, Entergy Texas proposes to recover the costs that it sought to recover through the rider or schedule through its base rates or other rate mechanism designed to recover non-fuel costs. Entergy Texas further requests By: Charlean Lindsey Deputy that the Commission grant good cause exceptions to the extent necessary to support any variance from the Commission’s Rules. In addition, Entergy Texas is proposing to modify terms and charges in a number of its rate schedules. Proposed changes to Schedule Miscellaneous Electric Service Charges will result in additional revenues of approximately $39,807 that are included in the retail revenue requirement stated above. Rider Schedule CGS, regarding Competitive Generation Service, would also be affected by this application. The production costs associated with Entergy Texas’ Competitive Generation CITATION BY PUBLICATION Service program, and the related credit to customers under Section VI.B of Rider CGS, would increase from $6.50/kW to $6.86/kW. Entergy Texas also proposes minor modifications to a number of rate schedules, which are detailed in the tariff manual provided in Schedule Q-8.8 of the rate filing package on file with the ComThe State of Texas mission and each municipality exercising original jurisdiction over Entergy Texas’ rates. All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them to the undersigned within the time and in the manner prescribed by law.

To all persons interested in the Estate of

John Tran Deceased Cause No. P16655 in the County Court at Law, Orange County, Texas The alleged heir(s) at law in the above numbered and entitled estate filed an APPLICATION FOR INDEPENDENT ADMINISTRATION AND LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION PURSUANT TO SECTION 145(E) OF THE TEXAS PROBATE CODE AND APPLICATION TO DETERMINE HEIRSHIP in this estate on October 10, 2013, requesting that the Court determine who are the heirs and only heirs of John Tran, Deceased, and their respective shares and interests in such estate. The court may act on this application at any call of the docket on or after 10:00 a.m. on the Monday next after the expiration of 10 days from the date of publication of this citation, at the Orange County Courthouse, 801 W Division, Orange, Texas 77630. All persons interested in this case are cited to appear before this Honorable Court by filing a written contest or answer to this Application should they desire to do so. To ensure its consideration, you or your attorney must file any objection, intervention or response in writing with the County Clerk of Orange County, Texas. Given under my hand and the seal of the County Court at Law, Orange County, Texas at the office of the Orange County Clerk in Orange, Texas on October 10, 2013. KAREN JO VANCE, County Clerk, Orange County, Texas By: Kevin

LeBoeuf, Deputy

Kevin LeBoeuf

Effect on Customer Classes Enlarged for proofing. All customers classes Actualand size: 2X5”of customers receiving retail electric service from Entergy Texas will be affected by the proposed rate changes and reconciliation of fuel and purchased power costs contained in the Application. The following table shows the effect of the proposed base rate and tariff changes and fuel and purchased power reconciliation on existing rate classes:

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General Service CORRECTIONS

Number of Customers, Test YearEnd 366,153

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FAX Includes the effect of base rate schedules and ongoing riders as well as Rider RCPEA and Rider RCE-3, but not Rider TCRF. # 735-7346 Includes fuel revenues as well as the effect of base rate schedules and ongoing riders as well as Rider RCPEA and Rider RCE-3, but not Rider TCRF.

1. 2. The effective date of the rate change is 35 days after the filing of the Application.

Contact Information Persons with questions or who want more information on this filing may contact Entergy Texas at Entergy Texas, Inc., Attn: Customer Service—2013 Rate Case, 350 Pine Street, Beaumont, Texas 77701, or call [1-800-368-3749 (once you hear: “Thank you for calling Entergy,” then select 4, then select 4 again, select 2, select 2 again and select 1)] during normal business hours. A complete copy of this application is available for inspection at the address listed above. Persons who wish to intervene in or comment upon these proceedings should notify the Public Utility Commission of Texas as soon as possible, as an intervention deadline will be imposed. A request to intervene or for further information should be mailed to the Public Utility Commission of Texas, P.O. Box 13326, Austin, Texas 78711-3326. Further information may also be obtained by calling the Public Utility Commission at (512) 936-7120 or (888) 782-8477. Hearing- and speechimpaired individuals with text telephones (TTY) may contact the Commission at (512) 936-7136. The deadline for intervention in this proceeding is 45 days after the date the application was filed with the Commission. All communications should refer to Docket No. 41791.


• The Record • Week of Wednesday, October 16, 2013