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County Record The Community Newspaper of Orange, Texas

Vol. 52 No. 33

Week of Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Convention, Expo Center completion on target County to fill vacancy created by White-Rogers election Penny Leleux

For The Record

Driving down Farm Road 1442, you will see notable changes taking place to the building being constructed for dual purpose to the county. Exterior paint is going on the building and this week the side spandrel panels are being installed by wielding them to the structural steel of the building portals. Director of Emergency Management Jeff Kelley gave commissioners an update Tuesday on the Orange County Convention and Expo Center. “A lot of ceramic tile is going on inside and a second coat of paint in some areas. It’s coming down to trim work in a lot of areas,” said Kelley. “Sub-

No solid leads in 20 year cold case Debby Schamber For The Record

It has been more than 20 years since the death of Jackie McClelland and the cold case still baffles investigators with few clues to solve the case. McClelland was 32 years old and a resident of Orange at the time of her death. Her lifeless body was discovered laying in the street near the corner of Second and Park Street. Officers from the Orange Police Department were called to the scene about 8:10 p.m. on February 4, 1992 after someone called to report a shooting in the area. She died at the scene. An autopsy report would reveal she was shot with a gun in the upper chest. There were no other signs of assault. Witnesses reported to police she was last seen getting into a gray or silver four- door car. There were NO CLUES PAGE 2A

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stantial completion has to be reached about 30 days from now. It looks like they are gonna make White-Rogers it. The main issue is getting gas to the building. That is a supplier issue, not the contractor. It’s going to happen, but it’s going to be tight. You’re going to see drastic changes on the outside.” Commissioners gave the Orange County district attorney’s office permission to fill two positions that will be vacated by Mandy WhiteRogers’ election as judge to the county court at law. Unlike most newly elected officials who will be sworn in to office in January, White-Rogers was elected to fill an unfinished term and will be sworn in as soon as she is qualified. The legal secretary in the district attorney’s office has turned in her notice as she plans to follow the newly elected judge. “We’re a little early on the agenda item as they are not vacated yet, but they will be soon,” said Assistant County Attorney Douglas Manning said, “If it wasn’t this urgent, we would gladly wait” until the first of the year to fill the positions, but most of the work White-Rogers did for the county involved Child Protection Service cases and protection orders. Manning said CPS cases have certain deadlines that have to be met and delays are not allowed in most instances. He said there is a CPS trial coming in early December and can’t be put off. Commissioner Precinct 4 Jody Crump said under the circumstances he moved to allow the replacement. It passed unanimously. COUNTY PAGE 2A

Judge Pat Clark wonders if this is “really retirement?” along with his wife Rosalie Clark while working at the soup kitchen at St. Mary’s church. RECORD PHOTO: Debby Schamber

After 42 years, Pat Clark is retiring Debby Schamber For The Record

After more than 42 years of service to the government, Judge Pat Clark is retiring. He started in the Army, went to the District Attorney’s Office, the County Court at Law, then District Judge and finally back to the County Court at Law. But, before his lengthy career began, while in college, he was sitting in his dorm at the University of Texas and with his impending marriage he knew he needed to get a job. So, he said to himself, “Who would you contact in Austin?” It dawned on him to call the governor’s office for an appointment. Amazingly enough, they gave him one. He didn’t tell anybody, except for his father when he called

home. On the day of the appointment, his friends wanted him to go watch a baseball game with them. But, he refused and after they left, he got dressed and headed off to his appointment. Once inside

the governor’s office, he introduced himself. Clark explained how he needed a job. Governor Preston Smith then spun around in his large chair and made a phone call. He had called the transportation of-

fice and Clark was hired to work as a night watchman. He kept his job until he left to get married. When he returned they had hired someone else JUDGE CLARK PAGE 3A


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Debby Schamber For The Record

The Cowboy Church in Orange is hosting a”Pink Out” on Saturday and would like to invite everyone to come out and join the fun. This is the third and final playday of the Buckle Series and is at the church arena located at 673 FM 1078. There will be buckles and prizes awarded at the end of the day of the event. Registration is from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. with events starting at 10 a.m. It is open to anybody, but participants won’t be able to qualify for a buckle unless

they have participated in at least one previous play day. The events include cloverleaf barrels, poles, straight barrels and a speed race. For the six years old and under category, there are events such as the lead line, stick horse race and mutton bustin. There is not a buckle for the lead line or stick horse race, but there will be a buckle awarded for the mutton bustin competition. The Cowboy Church of Orange has teamed up with “Tough Enough to Wear Pink” to join the fight against breast WEAR PINK PAGE 3A

LCM Bear Senior Casey Viator is consoled by his brother Lamar Football Player Joseph Viator after the Vidor Pirates beat the Bears 63-42 and end the their chance to go to the playoffs. Viator finished the game with 10 receptions for 233 yards receiving. RECORD PHOTO: Ty Manuel

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County business County Offices to close part of Dec. 7 It was voted to close county offices 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Friday Dec. 7 for departments to hold their individual Christmas Luncheons. Crump was the only dissenting vote. “I’m still going to maintain my Scrooge image,” he said. Crump doesn’t approve of the closing of county offices for a Christmas gathering. No public hearing next week

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A public hearing that was originally planned for next Monday at 1:30 p.m. will not be held. Manning was checking into the possibility of selling or leasing the former Precinct 3 justice of the peace office to an individual that has shown an interest in the building. It will require more research as to the legalities. Manning said as a public entity there were more requirements to habitability of the

building than if it was a sale between private parties. Manning will continue to research the situation and report back to the commissioners with his findings at a later date. Commissioner Precinct 2 Owen Burton asked if it would be possible to give him the building and lease the land. Manning will check all possible options.

No clues in cold case

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ABOVE: James Fountain of G&G Enterprises and Billy Stephenson (below) watch as Joey Harvey and Carl Broussard from JBC wield spandrel panels to the structural steel of the portals of the Orange County Convention and Expo Center. The exterior of the building is also in the process of being painted. The building is expected to be essentially complete in about 30 days.

pened within the next few minutes. It is also unknown if the two men were involved in the murder or not. But, they were gone when police arrived. Investigators would like to talk to them to find out what they know about the incident. The area in which she was shot was known for heavy

drug trafficking, according to Hargrave. Few leads have turned up in the case and definitely nothing solid which would lead to an arrest of a suspect. Anyone with information is asked to call the Orange Police Department at 409-883-1026.


W.O. Chiefs to host Christmas Reunion Dance

The West Orange Cheifs will host their annual Christmas Reunion Dance from 6:30 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, Dec. 8. The Ken Marvel Band will preform with special guest “Jivin Gene” Bourgeois. Snacks are welcome and this is a b.y.o.b. event. This is open to the pubic and the cost is $10 per person. Smoking will be outside only. For more information, please contact Jimmy Guidry at 409-735-2294, 409988-5283 or

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two unknown white men inside the vehicle. She reportedly left with the two men in the vehicle and returned a while later. She is said to have gotten out of the vehicle, but continued to stand beside the car and talk to the men, according to Captain Cliff Hargrave, of OPD. It is unknown what hap-

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Wear Pink cancer. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Gift Of Life program. Tough Enough to Wear Pink was created by entrepreneur and breast cancer survivor Terry Wheatley in 2004 with Karl Stressman, former director of special events for Wrangler and now commissioner of the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association. They worked to bring the sport of professional rodeo and the western community together to rally against breast cancer. Wheatley had recently undergone breast cancer surgery and, although things looked positive, it was on her mind. She had lost her grandmother to breast cancer, her mother had a double mastectomy before the age of 40 and her daughter Katie had un-

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dergone two surgical biopsies before the age of 20. Wheatley realized from her own situation that early diagnosis and treatment was key to a successful outcome, according to Everyone is invited to come show their support, wear pink and “Pink Out” their horse too. The Gift of Life foundation will also be present to share information about their services. The “Gift of Life’s” Breast Cancer Program provides free mammograms and clinical breast exams with access to follow-up treatment for medically underserved Southeast Texas women, as well as extensive educational outreach which centers on the lifesaving benefits of early cancer detection.

Judge Clark retiring in his place. But, he was received a job as clerical worker. Clark graduated from U.T. in 1970. In later years, his office in the courthouse was heavily adorned with U.T. memorabilia. He is known by many in Orange for his devotion to the University of Texas. Although he is extremely active in the community, it is his love for all things burnt orange that is legendary. The Orange County Texas Exes, which Clark was former President, proudly announced in 2010 the creation of the Judge Patrick A. Clark Endowed Academic Scholarship. This endowed scholarship is given each year in perpetuity to an Orange County high school senior who excels in community service and will attend the University of Texas as a freshman. After taking his bar exam, the young future attorney, had his draft notice from the U.S. Army waiting for him. He was offered a direct commission and woke up one morning as a Private E-3 and the same day had become a Captain 0-3. His first cases as a lawyer were in the Army. After his promotion, he was a Captain in the Judge Advocate General Corps until 1974. Clark was primarily stationed with his wife and two children at Ford Hood. Prior to being discharged he received a call from the District Attorney at that time, Sharon Bearden and was offered a job. As a result, when he returned to Orange, he was hired as Bearden’s first assistant in the DAs office. Clark continued to work in the DAs office for four years, and was going to be Bearden’s successor when he retired. But, according to Clark, he got tired of waiting and decided to run for judge of the County Court at Law. He won he position and was the judge in county court until 1980. In 1979 he knew he wanted to become a District Judge. Judge Graham Bruce had held the position for several years


and informed Clark he would be retiring. Clark then filed to run for the vacated position and ran unopposed. But, this forced him to resign from his job as county judge. While he waited, he worked as an attorney in the private sector. After winning the position, he flew to Austin to meet in Governor Bill Clemens office. The young Democrat was interviewed by the Republican governor to make sure he could do the job. In addition, members of the local Republican Party also interviewed him. In February 1980 Clark was appointed to serve the remainder of Bruce’s term and then start his new term. He later proudly earned the title of the “hanging judge” and every four years ran unopposed to retain his job. He remained the district judge until 2011. Clark was the longest sitting active district judge in the State of Texas. The day after his retirement he made a full circle from where he started and was sworn in as judge of the County Court at Law. He will hold the position until the newly elected judge Mandy WhiteRogers takes office which is expected to be on Monday. During his years as a judge, he has presided over many cases. One case which sticks out in his mind is an asbestos litigation case because of the large number of plaintiffs, lawyers and the many defendant lawyers which took 3 1/2 months to try which didn’t include the preliminary work. However, Clark did not try the case on Fridays to allow time to work on the criminal cases on the docket. But it was the domestic relations cases which were tough for Clark. “Parents get so busy fighting that they forget about the children that are being punished by it all,” he said. But, at the end of the day when he left the office, his job remained at the courthouse. “My wife would agree I would pretty much leave ev-

The “Gift of Life” Breast Cancer Program annually makes available 2,000 free mammograms and clinical breast exams for medically under-served women and extensive educational programming on breast health for young adult women throughout the region. There will be a concession stand on sight. In addition, door prizes will be given away throughout the day. The door prizes include tetwp merchandise. Horses are required to have a current and negative coggins test. A signed release and sleeved shirts are also required. For more information contact Jackie at 409-423-9724. Information on the church is on

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erything at the courthouse,” Clark said. Once at home, he was husband and father to three children, Mary Ann, Beth Ann and Pat jr. “When he came home, it was us, our family and the church,” said Rosalie Clark, Pat Clark’s wife. Over the years, he has seen many changes. According to Clark, the biggest changes has been the increasing number of women attorneys. When Clark started his career, there was only one woman in law school

Saint.Mary school honors Vets

Veterans were honored at the Annual Veterans Day Program at St. Mary Catholic School. The Student Council’s Pride and Patriotism Committee hosted the event. Texas State Representative Allan Ritter was the guest speaker. Mrs. Angie Smith’s PreK4 class sang God Bless America. Each Veteran present was invited for the roll call, where they talked about their service to our country.

with him and once female attorney in Orange. “What a wonderful addition it has been to the profession,” he added. “Now here I am with a female exceeding me as district judge and county court at law.” Also over the years, he has seen Orange shift from being primarily democrats to primarily republicans. Although, he is says he is not criticizing but it is just an observation. As a child, Clark’s father,Easuel Clark Jr., was a union carpenter. “I saw my daddy work hard,” Clark said. His father would ask him if he worked hard that day and

Pat Clark would reply, “No Pop.” His lesson learned from his father was, “Get a job you like and you’ll never work a day in your life.” “I have always thoroughly enjoyed my job,” he added. Clark does not have any definite plans for his retirement. Although, he will file the necessary paperwork to be a visting judge, if his “brethren at the courthouse” want him to cover for them. “Whatever the good Lord has in mind, but he hasn’t let me know yet,” Clark said. Clark will also help out at the St. Mary soup kitchen. In the mean time, he has

plans to spend time with his wife, children and seven grandchildren. He is also planning a second trip with his wife to see Italy, Rome and the Holy Land. “We’ve had a good life,” Rosalie Clark said. “I always knew he would do well.” Rosalie Clark said the first time her future husband called her was when she was 13 years old. “I’ve had him ever since,” she said with a smile. Par Clark feels Orange County is a great place to work and live. “It’s been a great ride for a Riverside Catholic boy,” he said.

HONEY-B HAM CO. Happy Thanksgiving!



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From the Creaux’s Nest AS IT IS NOV. 2012 Another week rolls around, my thoughts are still on the national election and how a local public servant was victimized. First, back when gas prices were $3.89 a gallon, I said the price would be down to $3 by Election Day. I missed by five days. I paid $2.97 on Saturday and Monday it’s down to $2.92. I did alright on my other predictions, a lot better than Karl Rove and Dick Morris, who predicted a landslide for Romney with a popular vote and 325 Electoral votes. I predicted Obama would get 294 votes. He ended up with 332. Only FDR and Reagan did better, with 335. Romney also got 2.8 million less popular votes than Sen. McCain. Obama carried every swing state. You won’t hear it on talk radio or FOX News, but folks, that’s a landslide, a clear mandate. My prediction was that the Democrats would add one or two seats to their Senate majority. They did, and also picked up two Independents that give them a 55-45 voting majority in the Senate. I said Demos would pick up six to eight seats in the Congress and they picked up seven and still counting. Can’t get any closer than that. Meanwhile, Karl Rove and other Super Pacs were lying to their large contributors. Karl’s two Super Pacs, Crossroads, raised over $300 billion from wealthy donors. He lied to them about Ohio. He knew they would lose Ohio. Karl, for his part, for managing the Super Pacs, netted five percent, that’s better than $15 million profit. Rush Limbaugh and the rest are in it for the money also, and bashing the opposition is how the money keeps coming. Karl invested in eight senate seats, won one and three congressional seats, which included Eric Canter. Not much to show for $1 billion that all the Super Pacs spent. Talk radio and FOX, today really have creditability problems but as long as we have gullible people buying that spin, they will keep getting richer. I can’t imagine people wasting their time listening to talk radio or buying into Roger Ailes lie that FOX News is “Fair and Balanced,” or the spin stopping on the O’Reilly show. The GOP will have to realize that the talking heads and an obstructionist congress have hurt their brand. Extremist on the far right or far left catches up in the long run and instead of building, it tears down. You can misrepresent just so long before it backfires. I’ve got issues to take up so I best move on. Come along it won’t do you no harm. CONGRESS MUST PUT UP ON FISCAL CLIFF The election is history but now hanging over markets and the nation is the unresolved fiscal crisis. The stock market action will now center on the fiscal cliff. It means more than $600 billion drag on the economy due to tax increases and government spending cuts due to kick in on Jan. 1 unless the House and Senate act to avert it. Republican and Democrats must reach a compromise to stop the economic fallout. Both sides of the political aisle will have to deal with the upcoming cliff. Wall Street is urging the president and congress to act as soon as possible to get the country’s financial house in order. The economy and market hangs on the resolution of the fiscal cliff. Until now, the White House hasn’t had any co-operation from the Republican led Congress. House Speaker Boehner and Senate leader Harry Reid, after Obama’s reelection, both vowed to work towards the cliff issue. The problem in the past was that the speaker couldn’t control the extreme right of his congress, lead by Eric Canter and Paul Ryan. They have blocked all agreements Boehner had reached, rejected everyone. If the country goes over the cliff, the congress will be blamed in the midterm elections. A good thing about going over the cliff is that it will wipe out all of the Republican pledges to Grover Norquist, letting them off the hook. However, going over the cliff is a big price for the country to pay. An agreement, months after the new congress, with everything retroactive, would put the country back on a level keel. Time will tell. Talk radio, FOX News, and other extremist are urging congress not to work with the president. A divided nation is their resolve. A headline in Thursday’s Houston Chronicle reads, “Cruz says he won’t cooperate with Obama.” That shows the extremities of the Tea Party he represents. If the country goes over the cliff it will affect every American and the congress will get blamed. The President will be free to campaign in every state in the midterm elections. Mid-term is notorious for overturning congress. I suspect they will blink when their own future is on the line. TURNING BACK THE HANDS OF TIME Nine Years Ago-2003 Orange County Navy veteran ‘Eddie’ Parks marries Marine Lance Cpl. Jennifer ‘Jenn’ Patterson, from Michigan. Eddie’s parents are Becky and Floyd Parks of Orangefield. A yellow ribbon, wrapped around a front yard tree, was placed there when the couple left for Kuwait. It stayed until they returned. Cutting the yellow ribbon was the first order of business for the wedding. (Editor’s note: The Parks story was a Veterans Day story, written by Jerry Childress. I hope the couple is still together; maybe some little ones have come along. As for Jerry, I don’t know what became of him.)*****Big deal was held at College Station on Friday, Nov. 17 when Sen. Edward ‘Ted’ Kennedy was honored with the George H.

Bush award for Excellence in Public Service. The former president presented the award, a special crystal sculpture and $20,000. The ceremonies were held at the Bush Presidential Library on the campus of Texas A&M. Attending were Ted’s wife, Victoria, four of five children, niece Carolyn, sisters Pat Lawford and Eunice Shriver and Ethel Kennedy, sister-in-law. A big deal for Central Texas. *****The Orangefield Bobcats of Coach Flannigan head to playoffs. The Bobcats will host the game. Liberty beat Orangefield 14-10 in last years 3-A playoffs. *****Another heart breaking year for coach Hooks and his Mustangs. Over the past two years their record is 16-4. Losing two games each season, yet they didn’t make the playoffs. Ozen kicked a field goal beating PNG. The kick put WO-S in the playoffs but the winning field goal was ruled to have been kicked one second after time ran out, knocking WO-S out of the playoffs. In the next year, WO-S, with 884 students, will drop down to 3-A. Hooks will be looking for another try for state championship. (Editor’s note: I recall when the toughest 3-A District in the state had West Orange-Stark, Bridge City, Little Cypress-Mauriceville, Silsbee, jasper and South Park in it.)*****Eight year old Brandi Payne will be competing in Houston for a motor cross championship. Van Choate, at his Cajun Cookery, is cooking in front of his place and will donate the proceeds to help with Brandi’s expenses. Seen at Van’s were Gene and Flo Edgerly, Sharon Dunn and a dozen family members, also Reagan Dugas, Rev. Leo Anderson and a house full of folks.*****Robert will be opening his new restaurant next week in Pinehurst. The steak house will feature fresh cut steaks from Robert’s Meat Market. (Editor’s note: Hard to believe that has been nine years already. That also means that Thad Angelle is nine years older this week.) 39 Years Ago-1973 Bridge City football Coach H.W. “Chief” Wilson banked on brother-like seniors this season. The majority of senior Cardinals have been playing together 10 years, starting with the PeeWee League in the junior football program. One senior said, “I don’t remember before we started playing together.” another said, “We are like brothers.” Seniors are Kenny Brown, Mark Truncle, Bo Worrell, Terry Bridgers, John Clinton, Steve Trevino, Jimmy Lacomb, Steve Culp, Lanston Fall, Chuck Majors, Clint Belk, Jimmy Talbert, David Guidry, Mark Flanagan, Craig Turner, Mark Dunn, Darrell Melancon and David Smith. (Editor’s note: The 1973 team was Coach Wilson’s last team to coach. He won a state championship in 1966 and played in a championship game in 1965. The ‘73 team was his best since those two teams.*****Seniors at Little Cypress-Mauriceville under Coach Jim Crossland are Mike Watts, Robert Dunn, Robert Jacobs, David McKinley, George Harmon, Tommy Barrett, Gary Wilson, Ted Seago, Danny Halliburton, Tab Finchum, Larry Lunsford, Benny Woodcock, Jerry Person, Don McClain, Jimmy Reaves, Chris Tiger, Scott Morrison, Robert Mandy and Tommy Martin. (Editor’s note: Coach Crossland, for 20 years, after coaching, was a car dealer, with two dealerships in Oklahoma. He later sold them and retired.)*****Corky Harmon, sales manager and owner at Harmon Chevrolet, depends on top staff to move new cars. Bob Jones, Joe Williamson, Homer Flanagan and Joe Powell make up the all-star team.*****At a fund-raising auction at Bill Williams’ Restaurant in Houston last week, a bed used at the famed “chicken Ranch.” brought $3,000. It was estimated that the bed had earned over a million dollars. All Edgar Brown sold was a jackass for $1,500.*****Laverne Ridley has obtained her real estate broker’s license and will be opening an agency in Bridge City.*****Leland Marrow and Fain Holbrook have just returned from Las Vegas.*****Bill Clark wrecks his Caddy at the Rainbow Bridge.*****The twirlers at Bridge City High are Tracy Stout, Jonell Chauvin, Debbie Newson, Sharon Primeaux, Sharon Clark, Melanie McClain, Mary Henderson and Debbie Voohries.*****Bill Townes is store manager at Kroger’s in Orange.*****Annie Hargrave makes great candy. She made a big box full that she sent to Tommy Segura, Miss Ann’s little boy, who is stationed overseas. BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK Ruby Wimberley, Kristina Schisler, Lauren Fruge, Ella Jo Gosset, Lauren Peet, Traci Birmingham, Mary Dixon, Pat Gifford, Susie Riedel, Vicci Milligan, Anna Cappandona, Casey Smith, Dana Perkins, Fred Fuselier, Hattie Arnold, Judie Wilson, Julian Oceguera, Cynthia Graham, Julie Smith, Glenda Dixon, Stuart Bertles, Kelli Peery, Lindsey Franklin, Nikki Courtney, Shane Preston, Travis Sheppard, Wade Barron, Wally Sieck, Carol Izer, Chris Ford, Cora Betzen, Elton Myers, Madison Miller, Marie Richard, Clarissa Cortez, Amaris Brown, Allene Manuel, Servet Satir, Mary Loyd, Pete Gresham, Rebecca Collins, Thad Angelle, Bryson McFarland, Chris Byers, RaeAnna Todora, Dwayne Duncan, Dyanna Sandlin, Martha Foley, Laurie Kosh, Nancy Aycock, Patsy Brister, Reba Eddins, Barbara Briggs, Barbara Musser, Chuck Kirby, Katy Taylor, Kenneth Haas, Theresa Evans, Lyndsie Neie, Melanie Claybar, Bryan Garrett, Leroy Gomez, Mickey Smith, Sam Thomas, Tim Bayliss, Aimee Huckabay, Celeste Hart, James Cornell, Kevin LeCourtere, Jonathan Vogt, Justin McCullough, Stephanie Williams, Kristina Denman, Meagan McGill, Linda Klein, Liz Harris, Patty Burke, Shelly Ford, Trina Stringer, Veronica Smith, Ann Miller, Ben Carpenter, Cecil Allen, Brandon Swarers, Charles Cagle, John Moore, Joe Permar, Murray Moreland, Edgar Eschbach, Kevin Phillips, Sunni Oceguera, Hayden Clark, Whitney Mott, Allen Dunn, Jan Briggs, Jesse Evans, Lon Hubbard and Rose Powell. A FEW HAPPENINGS This year the United States is set to achieve its highest level of energy independence in more than 20 years, amid booming oil shale output in North Dakota and Texas. Demands for OPEC‘s crude will decline through 2016. Shale oil represents a large change to the supply picture. The U.S. is producing more domestic oil than ever, while jobs have increased in the oil industry. *****The Texas Aggies shocked number one Alabama in their own Tuscaloosa house. The 29-14 A&M win was no fluke, upset maybe. District Attorney John Kimbrough put it best Friday night when he said, “Don‘t be surprised if A&M wins, adding that today, the talent in college football is more balanced and equal on any given day one team can beat the other.” That‘s paraphrased what John said but his point was that a big win today in major college might be an upset by the odd makers but not a fluke. We can expect more so called upsets. Texas picked a good year not to be playing A&M in the annual turkey day game. A&M‘s

Johnny Manziel is the best freshman in the country. The question is will the voters be reluctant to give the Heisman to a freshman? *****Native son Wade Phillips and his Texan defense stepped up to the challenge, in fact, they overshadowed the Texan offense. Houston withstood a cold and rainy day in Soldier Field to come away with a 13-6 win over the Chicago Bears. The Texans are for real. Thanks to Orange native Phillips, the Texans went from worst defense to best since his arrival.*****Bridge City native Matt Bryant and the Atlanta Falcons came up short against the New Orleans Saints in a 31-17 loss. Matt made two field goals and three extra points in the Falcons first loss. *****Thanks to the Dallas defense the Cowboys stopped the Eagles 38-23. The Cowboy defense was responsible for three touchdowns. *****Congratulants to the Bridge City Cardinals and West Orange -Stark Mustangs, both headed to the playoffs.*****Congrats also to Jeff Matthews, Beaver and the Vidor Pirate coaching staff on making it to the playoffs. Good luck to all the area teams.*****Misty Songe and the gang at Verizon Wireless, in Bridge City, are holding a big customer appreciation day on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 12 noon to 4 p.m. Free Smart phones, modems and home phones plus 20 percent off all accessories. Here‘s the big kicker, something you don‘t want to miss, free food prepared by Van Choate and his Hush Puppy Express. There will be plenty of food so come join the fun and meet Misty and her gang and welcome them to Bridge City. See you there. *****A few folks we know who are celebrating their special day in the coming week. First, a longtime friend, who is very smart and a real class act. Ruby Wimberly marks another birthday Nov. 14. We wish her and Jerry much happiness in the years ahead. ***Other special ladies celebrating Nov. 14 are Pat Kibbie Gifford and Susie Riedel. Celebrating Nov. 15 are Julian Oceguera, Julie Smith, Glenda Dixon, Travis Sheppard, and Carol Izek.***On Nov. 16, Thad Angelle, Bridge City native and now one of the wheels at MTC Credit Union.***Rae Anna Todora also celebrates on this day.***Getting older on Nov. 17 are Reba Eddins, longtime school employee, Kenneth Hass, longtime husband of Phyllis Guidry Hass.***Celebrating Nov. 18 are Aimee Huckabay, Melanie Claybar and Stephanie Williams.***Linda Klein, Liz Harris, Trina Stringer, Cecil Allen and Charles Cagle all celebrate on Nov. 19.***Nov. 20 is the big day for some special characters. First is Dot’s little boy, a good guy Edgar Eschbach. ***A lovely lady Sunni Oceguera. ***Lon Hubbard, what can I say, to know him is to like him. He’s done his daddy Bubba proud as a gentleman, husband, father and friend. ***Last but not least is a very special guy, one who always does to ride the range with, someone who will watch your back. Happy birthday to Allen Dunn and all of the above. Please see complete birthday list. CAJUN STORY OF THE WEEK Da college in Lafayette was holding a free group therapy session. Da psychiatrist was conducting da session wit some young mothers and dere small chilun. Da doctor him, observed, after looking at da paper dat dey had filled out, “You all have obseccesions,” he said. “First Agnes Boudreaux, you are obsessed wit eating, you even named you little daughter Candy.” To da second mother Ella Comeaux he said, Ms. Comeaux, your obseccion is money. Again it manifests itself in your child’s name, Penny.” At dis point da turd mother, Ula Mae Thibodaux, got up, took her little boy by his little hand and whispered, “come on little Peter, let’s go home.” C’EST TOUT No small achievement for the Obama Administration is that they have positioned the United States to be the world’s number one oil producer in the next eight years, when they will surpass Saudi Arabia. The threat to green energy will put big oil in high gear. *****No! Not Elmo! Sesame Street announced that Kevin Clash, Elmo puppeteer, was taking a leave of absence in the wake of allegations that he had a relationship with a 16 year old boy. In a later announcement it was reported that the 16-year-old had recanted his statement.*****The flesh is weak and Gen. David Petraeus found a high number to get weak with. Paula Broadwell may not be a “10” but I can see his temptation. The problem is that he had two good lookers competing for his affection. Four months ago, when he found out Paula was threatening Tampa socialite, Jill Kelly, he broke off the relationship. Too late. Jill had let the cat out of the bag and burned them with the FBI. My guess is that nothing will become of what is a simple affair. It happens daily around the world. The country is the loser. Gen. Petraeus is one of the top military brains since Gen. Omar Bradly. He just let the flesh overcome the brain. *****Idiots are born every day and some sign secession petitions.*****You don’t have to be a financial wizard to figure out when business is good or getting better. A wise old man told me years ago, if the jukebox in a joint has money in it, business is good. If there’s no money in the box, business is bad. Simply apply the same principle to sale tax returns to local municipalities. Our receipts have been climbing steadily over the past year. My prediction is steady growth and prosperity over the next four years, with 16 to 18 million new jobs.*****Special thanks to Capt. Chuck Uzzle for the birds. I’ll remember him when I sip that gumbo.****First I’m going to Paul’s Seafood Restaurant and eat a load of oysters and other goodies. He’s located at Hwy. 12 at Hwy. 1442, a couple of miles from Mauriceville Circle towards Vidor. Tell ‘um we sent you, they’ll treat you right.*****Debby wrote a goodbye story on Judge Pat Clark. What a guy. It’s been a great ride for a Riverside, catholic boy. Thanks judge, for all your service, your friendship and never changing. I take back nothing, good or bad I’ve said about you. Best wishes to you and Rosalie.*****Roy has written a Down Life’s Highway column about the history of straight party voting and it’s probable damaging effects. How Commissioner John Dubose, a longtime friend, was victimized by the practice. Not a reflection on John but rather on Obama and his administration. Thanks for your time. Take care and God bless.

The Record • Week of Wednesday, November 14, 2012

BCCC names Davis, Newell Students of the Month

Bridge City Chamber Ambassador Ethyl Marchand presents Elizabeth Newell with the Orangefield Student of the Month award. Also pictured is Orangefield High School Counselor Ms. Parkhurst.

Bridge City Chamber Representative Mike Johnson presented Mason Davis with the Bridge City Student of the Month award. Also pictured were Bridge City High School Principal Mr. Briggrs (left), Mason’s mother Kim Davis and BCISD Superintendent Mike King (right).

The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce announced the Student’s of the Month for November at their monthly networking coffee on Nov. 13, 2012 at Bridge City State Bank, located at 701 W. Roundbunch Road. Mason Davis was chosen as the Bridge City Student of the Month and Elizabeth Newell was chosen as the Orangefield Student of the Month. Mason Davis, son of Paul and Kim Davis, is ranked 30th out of his class of 165 with a grade point average of 4.10 on a 5.0 scale. Mason’s awards and honors are: Member of the National Honor Society, Recipient of the 2010 Rotary Award, Perfect Attendance 9th, 10th, and 11th grades and Student of the Month. Mason’s clubs and organizations are: Member of the National Honor Society, Member of the Student Council Executive Committee, Vice President of the Texas Association of Future Educators, Member

of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Member of the Leadership 101 Class, Member of the Football Team, Basketball Team, Soccer Team and Track Team. He is also a two year Delegate to the Texas Association of Student Council Leadership. For his service to the community, Mason volunteered at the Port Arthur Soup Kitchen, at Bridge City Heritage Festival and with World Changers – assisted with home repairs in Shreveport, La. “Mason is a wonderful student and role model at BCHS and is very deserving of this award”, said Arron Conner, Family and Consumer Science and English II teacher. “Mason is always positive, caring, motivated and spirited. He strives to always be his best and is concerned about his future. He has been a joy to have in class for several years now.” Michelle Huff, Family and Consumer Science and Cheer Coach said “Mason has been

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such a wonderful student to teach and have in class. He is so sweet and tender hearted. Mason is a great role model for his Ready Set Tech students; as well as his peers. He is also a hard worker and has excellent leadership skills.” Mason’s future plans are to attend Lamar University and major in Chemical Engineering. Orangefield’s Student of the Month is Elizabeth Newell. She is the daughter of Keith and Teri Newell. Elizabeth’s clubs and organizations include; Student Council Member grades 9-12, Student Council Treasurer grades 10-12, Interact Members grades 11-12, TAFE Member grades 10,11,12, TAFE Treasurer, grades 11,12, Debate Team grades 9-11, Library Club Member grades 11-12 and National Honor Society Treasurer grade 11. Elizabeth’s awards and honors are: National Honor Society grades 11-12, RYLA – Rotary Youth Leadership Award – January 2012, Outstanding Leadership and Academic Achievement – selected by the principal and teacher’s, Rotary Club Award – Scholastic Excellence for years 2010, 2011 and 2012, All A Highest Honors, grades 9-12, Highest Ranking Student for both 10th WE SELL and 11th grades, Bluebonnet PARTS FOR Girls – June 2012, Citizenship Day by Kiwanis ALL MAJOR Club grade 10, sixth in Miriam Lutcher Stark BRANDS!!! Contest in Reading and Declamation, and first place in District Finals in Declamation in 2010. Elizabeth’s community service involved: The Healing Hoof from May to August 2011, volunteer at Christus St. Elizabeth June – August 2012, volunteer in Special Olympics 2011-2012, and Veterans Memorial Beautification on September 11, 2011.Elizabeth had very positive comments from her teachers. “Congratulations to a wonderful, young lady, who always has a sweet smile! You are a “Light” in this

This young lady always has a wonderful smile on her face. It is not just an outward smile, but it comes from inside and just lights up the world around her. She is a fine young Christian lady and I truly do admire her and her attitude. I hope I can meet her ten or twenty years from now and if I could, I know she will have made an impact on her world that will be amazing.” Nita Nugent, Office Supervisor. “I am thrilled that Elizabeth has been chosen as November’s honoree. Elizabeth has been a student of mine for three years. In that time I have watched her mature in her educational development, her attitude, and her accomplishments. She is the quintessen-

school! Stay on the path prepared for you…you will be successful!” Carolyn Morgan “Elizabeth is one of the most dedicated and self-motivated individuals I’ve ever met. Elizabeth has taken on some very large roles within the school this year and has exceeded the already high expectations. She is the definition of a leader. Elizabeth can always be seen walking around campus cheerful and smiling which I believe has a positive effect on everyone around. She is a Christian, a leader, a motivator and an all-around great person to be around.” Cody Harper, Science Teacher and NHS Sponsor. “Elizabeth’s intellectual brilliance is only rivaled by her caring and sunny nature; she is the kind of student all teachers wish for. Elizabeth is a responsible, mature young lady who effortlessly leads her peers by positive example.” Jennifer Rumsey, English Teacher. “Elizabeth is an office aide for me at the end of the day.


tial student, always prepared, always on task, and always on the mark in her work.” Fred Cascio, Honors Spanish 3 and AP English. Regarding future plans, Elizabeth states: “I plan to attend Lamar University and attain a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. My goal after this is to work in a hospital until I get married and have children.” Mason and Elizabeth received a certificate honoring them for their accomplishments along with gift certificates from The Classy Peacock, Wal-Mart, Tiger Rock Martial Arts of Bridge City, Sabine Federal Credit Union, COS Printing, David Self Ford, Bridge City Bank and Geaux Mail.

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Community Bulletin Board

OC Farmer’s Market ends season Nov. 21 The Orange County Farmers’ Market is open on Wednesdays from 3-6 p.m. and Saturday from 7-10 a.m. The market ends when the produce is sold out, which is often earlier than the times shown. The last day for this year will be Wednesday, Nov. 21. The following items are now available: Grapefruit, lemons, naval oranges, satsuma oranges, yellow squash, bell peppers, mustard greens, pecans (shelled and unshelled), jams and jellies, yard plants, house plants, local honey, fresh eggs, homemade cookies, homemade bread, and more. The vendors appreciate small bills if you have them. The market is held in the parking lot in front of Big Lots on MacArthur Drive. For additional information, contact Texas AgriLife at 882-7010.

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The Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie 2523 located at 803 N. 28th St. in Orange is offering several free classes, activities and fundraisers. Free scrapbook classes are held at 4 p.m. each Tuesday. The community is invited. A free line dance class is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13. Free genealogy classes are offered at 4 p.m. each Wednesday. A pool tournament will be held beginning at 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 16. Prize money will given to 1st and 2nd place winners. Food will be available. The 63’ X 39’ hall is available for rent. The hall is suitable for all occasions, with an occupancy of 200. The amenities include a band stand, nice dance floor, tables, chairs, large kitchen, wet bar, pool table, and a large parking lot. A bartender and waitress will be provided as needed. The Fraternal Order of Eagles has an excellent location, one block off MacArthur Drive. For more information on any of the activities or rent the hall contact Sharon Bodin at 409-735-8662 or 409-719-7793.

Christmas at the Browns will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 3 The Brown Center of Lamar State College - Orange is accepting vendor registration until Nov. 16. Please contact us at 409-883-2939 or email for more information.

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Tiger Rock to host free women’s protection seminar Tiger Rock Martial Arts of Bridge City, 1955 Miller Dr (FM408), Bridge City, will be holding a FREE Women’s Personal Protection Seminar from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17. All women age 13 yrs and up are welcome to attend and bring a friend. Call 920-1462 to reserve a spot.

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On display through November 29, 2012 Thanksgiving Décor - During the month of November, take a tour and see table settings with a fall theme using original china, crystal and silver place settings. Visit for details. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 9:00am - 4:30pm. Admission is limited to individuals 10 years and older.

712 Green Ave. Orange, TX 77630 409.886.ARTS On display through January 26, 2013 National Geographic Greatest Photographs of the American West Stark Museum is one of ten museums to open this exhibition of remarkable photographs on the same day, creating the largest simultaneous photography exhibition ever in the nation. See a collection of iconic images gathered by National Geographic over the span of 125 years. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 9:00am - 5:00pm.


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December 6, 8, 11, 13, 15, 20 and 22, 2012 (6:00 - 8:00pm) Lighted Evening Christmas Strolls - Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the decorated gardens with friends and family. See lighted areas with seasonal décor, Christmas tree designs created by area schools, organizations, businesses and families and listen to holiday music along the way. Entry is free with the donation of a non-perishable food item. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 9:00am - 5:00pm.


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Friday, November 16, 2012 (7:00pm) Clifford the Big Red Dog Live! - Celebrate the beloved Big Red Dog’s 50th anniversary brought to life on stage in this all new musical. Sunday, November 25 and Monday, November 26, 2012 (7:30pm) A Chorus Line - Encounter the musical for everyone who’s ever had a dream and put it all on the line. Winner of nine Tony Awards®, including “Best Musical” and the Pulitzer Prize for drama. Tickets are available from $35–$65. Thursday, November 29 and Friday, November 30, 2012 (7:30pm) The Midtown Men - They took Broadway by storm in one of the biggest hits of all-time and now they’re together again! Bringing to life their favorite “Sixties Hits” from The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Motown, The Four Seasons and more. Tickets are available from $35–$65. Open Monday through Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm. Call 409.886.5535 or visit for tickets.

The William Diamond Chapter of The Daughters of the American Revolution of Orange will have their monthly meeting at 10 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 19 at #4 West Eads Street in Orange. The program for the meeting will be “The Golden Age of Paper Dolls.”  Any woman 18 years of age or older who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of The American Revolution is eligible for membership.  Anyone who is interested in becoming a member is encouraged to attend.  If more information is needed, the Chapter Regent may be contacted at 409-735-5253.

W.O. Chiefs to host annual Christmas Reunion Dance The West Orange Cheifs will host their annual Christmas Reunion Dance from 6:30 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, Dec. 8. The Ken Marvel Band will preform with special guest “Jivin Gene” Bourgeois. Snacks are welcome and this is a b.y.o.b. event. This is open to the pubic and the cost is $10 per person. Smoking will be outside only. For more information, please contact Jimmy Guidry at 409-735-2294, 409-988-5283 or

American Legion Club Room now open The American Legion Club Room, located at 108 Green Ave. in Orange will be open at noon, Monday through Sunday, on a trial basis. The American Legion Post 49 is revised their hours to be serve their members and guest. For this venture to be successful, the American Legion is asking for the support and patronage of the community.

Dusty Trails 4-H Pecan Fundraiser

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has our  Dusty Trails  4-H Club selling the famous Durham-Ellis pecans from Comanche Texas. The club will be accepting orders until Oct.12, 2012. These pecans will be available for pickup about two weeks before Thanksgiving. Anyone who places an Order with the Dusty Trails 4-H Club will be picking up their order in Orange or Mauriceville. Dusty Trails 4-H Club will be selling pecans, flavor pecans, specialty nuts and mixes at various prices. Raw pecans are $9 for a one pound bag, $28 for a three pound box and $43 for a five pound box. To place an order call the Dusty Trails 4-H Club, Jessica Mayfield 409-886-5906 or orders can also be taken by any of the club members.

Mauriceville AA meets An Alcoholics Anonymous meeting is held each Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in Mauriceville at the United Methodist Church on Highway 12. For more information call 409-670-6265.

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

GOACC announces annual banquet The Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce will host its annual banquet meeting beginning at 6 p.m., Dec. 10 at the Sunset Grove Country Club located at 2801 W. Sunset Dr. They will recognize their 2012 Citizen of the Year, Non Profit Community Service Award and Business Community Service Award. Sponsorship Tables are $400 which include a table with eight reserved seats and company logo on table. Individual Reservations are $40 per person. Contact the GOACC for more information. Upcoming chamber member events: Dec. 7- Orange Christmas Parade 6:30 p.m. Dec. 13- Toilet Paper Tea & Open House at Southeast Texas Hospice 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 18- Jerry Hughes Realty 35th Annual Christmas Open House 4-6 p.m.

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Entergy customers end year with lower bills Entergy Texas residential customers will end 2012 with an average electric bill about 5 percent lower than last year. That’s because although the Public Utility Commission of Texas’ final ruling on the base rate case Entergy Texas filed late last year called for a small increase to residential customer bills, that increase will be more than offset by a series of credits and a fuel cost refund. The PUCT allowed Entergy Texas a retail base rate increase of $27.7 million per year. That translates into an increase of $5.94 per month for the average 1,000 kilowatt-hour residential bill. Customers, however, won’t see this increase until next spring. That’s because during November, when the rate increase is scheduled to go into effect, customers will also receive the first of three months of a production cost credit. The credit is called a Rough Production Cost Equalization credit and will lower bills by $13.85 in November, $12.74 in December and $10.63 in January. For example, in November 2011, the average bill was $114.31. But this year, that bill will be $108. When November and December are averaged together, monthly bills will be $5.76 less than the last two months of 2011. But that’s not the only bill-dropping news for customers. Entergy Texas has also filed with the PUCT to give customers a fuel refund totaling $77.9 million. That translates to a per residential customer total refund of $68. The company plans to begin the refund in January; however, the number of months over which the refund will be divided has not yet been decided by the PUCT. Both the credits and the upcoming fuel refund reflect changes in the cost to make electricity for customers. The credits are a result of the agreement Entergy Texas has with the other companies in the Entergy Corporation system of electric distribution companies. This includes utilities in Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. The agreement calls for the cost of producing electricity to be “roughly equal” among the companies. That means if it costs more to produce power in one than in another, the Entergy utility in the state with the lower cost must make payments to customers in the higher-cost states. The credits planned for Southeast Texas reflect payment from Entergy’s Arkansas subsidiary. The fuel refund reflects lower than anticipated costs for the fuel used to generate electricity. Regulations in Texas require Entergy Texas to set a fixed fuel factor that stays on bills for six months at a time. The factor is based on market costs for fuel at a certain point in time and determines the fuel charge that customers see on bills. The company makes no profit on fuel. Prices for fuel, however, change frequently. If the fuel factor proves to have been set too high, customers will receive a refund on their bills. Entergy Texas provides electricity to more than 400,000 customers in 27 counties. It is a subsid-


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Joseph Brown Eddleman Pittsburg, Texas Joe Brown Eddleman, 72, of Pittsburg, Texas, died Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler. Funeral Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange with Mr. Mike Brown officiating. Burial will follow at Wilkerson Cemetery in Orange. Born in Orange on Aug. 16, 1940, Joe was the son of Tom and Gladys (Brown) Eddleman. He graduated from Little Cypress High School and later graduated from Sam Houston State University with a Bachelor degree. Joe was a member of the Southwest Fertilizer Conference. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Duane Eddleman. Joe is survived by his wife, Gayle Rickard of Pittsburg; two children; two grandchildren; and stepson, Stephen Rickard. He is also survived by his sisters, Janye Rodgers and June Murff; and a very large extended family who loved him very much. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Christian Cowboys Who Care Ministry, P.O. Box 99, Douglas, Texas 759430099.

Lavina Faye Stewart Saltzman Bridge City Lavina Faye Stewart Saltzman, 76 of Bridge City, died Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont. Funeral Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City with the Rev. Bob Boone, pastor of First Baptist Church in Bridge City, officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City. Born in Port Arthur on Nov. 7, 1936, Lavina was the daughter of Almon and Emma (Burleigh) Stewart. She worked at DuPont SRW for 30 years as a secretary in the safety department. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Joseph Saltzman; grandson, Heath Duhon; sister, LaFaun Willis; and brother, Roger Stewart. Lavina is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Kim Abbott of Port Neches; daughter and son-in-law, Rhonda and Ronnie Duhon of Orange; grandchildren, Tanya Farwell and husband, Jeremy, Dustin Abbott, Brant Duhon, Kyle Abbott; five great-grandchildren; sisters, Gwen Baker, Ada Garrity, Nelda Bondurant and brother, Dawin Stewart.

James Robert Lane Orange James Robert “Bob” Lane, 56, of Orange, passed away Friday, Nov. 9, 2012 at the Dubuis Hospital in Beaumont. A memorial service to remember Bob’s life will be at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 14 in the Chapel of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange. A gathering of Bob’s family and friends will be from 5 p.m. until service time at the funeral home. Cremation was held prior to services. Bob was born on Feb. 7, 1956 in Orange to his parents, Thomas Robert Lane and Margaret Anne (Miles) Lane. He was a lifelong resident of Orange and worked in various different jobs in the construction industry. Bob was baptized in the Episcopal faith, he loved life in the outdoors fishing, hunting, gardening, riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle, spending time at the Sabine River and spending time with his dogs, Piper and Bluebell. Bob is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Dick and Tootie Lane and his maternal grandparents, Tex and Hazel Miles. Those who will most cherish his memory are his wife, Robin Lane of Orange; his parents, Bob and Peggy Lane of Orange;

Deaths and Memorials his stepdaughters, Casey Carroll and husband, Ryan of Vidor and Jennifer LeJeune and husband, Ryan of Cherry Point, NC; his twin stepsons, Joshua Paul Hucko and Jacob Anthony Hucko both of Orange; his stepgrandchildren, Kennedy, Addy, Londyn and Ethan. Bob is also survived by numerous extended family and friends. Condolences may be sent to the family at

Louise “Jean” Courmier Vinton

sembly of God, located at 216 FM 105 in Orange. He was born on June 25, 1947 to parents Dorothy Marie (Ousley) and Garland Harm Colvin and was a native and life long resident of Orange. He was employed with the State of Texas in the Road and Bridge Department. He had served his country in the Army during the Vietnam War. Jerry was a loving man, who loved spending time with his family; he will be missed dearly by all. He was preceded in death by his father Garland Colvin; mother, Dorothy Colvin. Jerry memory will be cherish by his fiancé, Lucille Nicolas; daughters, Shannon Minchew and fiancé Kenneth Boyd of Tulsa, Okla., Tammie Garcia and husband Miguel of Orange; step daughter, Laurie Lingenfelter of Orange; step sons Shawn Lingenfelter and wife, Sandra of Orange. He is also survived by his grandchildren Andrew Minchew and wife Amy of Oklahoma, Jennifer Franklin, Sylvia Moye and fiancé Mathew VicKers, Jacob Ellis, Haylie Belcher, Chasity Lingenfelter, Michael Garcia, Nicki Ellis, Jamie Garcia, Tervor Lingenfelter, Tre Harris all of Orange; great grandchildren, Joseph Minchew, Wesley VicKers, Lucas Minchew and numerous nieces and nephews. Cremation was held under the direction of Dorman Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent for the family at

Louise “Jean” Courmier, 82, lifelong resident of Vinton passed away Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Vinton with Father Marion Susil Fernando officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange. A gathering of family and friends will be from 5 to 10 p.m. on Wednesday at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange with a rosary recited at 7:00 p.m. Mrs. Courmier was born in Beaumont on Sept. 17, 1930 to Thomas Warren and Willie Mae (Christian) Redman. She worked as a bank teller at the First City Bank in Orange for 23 years. She was an active member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. She will be remembered for her handmade beautiful quilts, homemade baked rolls and her leadership for many years in the Calcasieu Parish 4-H Club. She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Raymond “Sonny” Wilfer, Jr. and Emery “Cowboy” Courmier and son, Emery “Duke” Courmier Jr. She is survived by her daughter, Roxana Shell and husband, Doug of Lake Charles; son, Randy Owen Wilfer Sr. and wife, Debbie of Lake Charles; daughter, Wanda Jean Vincent and husband, Calvin of Vinton; son, Kelly Joe Courmier of Sulphur and daughter, Mollie Sue Broussard of Carylss. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Shannon Bertrand, Stephen Laughlin, Jacob White, Randy Wilfer Jr., Dena Chesson, Duke Wilfer, Stephanie Wilfer, Alicia Fontenot, Michael Vincent, Blake Vincent, Lynsie Courmier, Tyler Joe Courmier and Timothy “T.J.” Broussard; 19 great grandchildren and half-sister, Plum Vincent.

Bill McDuff, 74, of Vidor died Friday, Nov. 9, 2012 at Christus Dubuis Hospital of Beaumont. Funeral services were held on the morning of Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012 at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor, with burial to follow at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 25, at Houston National Cemetery in Houston. Born on July 27, 1938 and a native of Cleburne, Texas, he was a longtime resident of Vidor. Bill retired from Dupont Chem of Orange after 35 years in the maintenance department and was a member the Pirate Sams, a good Sams RV Chapter. He served his country and retired from the US Army and the US Army Reserves after 35 years. Bill was a member of First Baptist Church in Orangefield. Bill is survived by his wife of 35 years Karen McDuff; sons Micheal and Richard McDuff both of Orange; step son Carl Murray of Beaumont; and six grandchildren.

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Mary Louise Stone, 63, of Orange passed away Monday, Nov. 12, 2012 at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont. A graveside service will be at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 at The Cemetery. Mrs. Stone was born April 6, 1949 in Orange to Henry Ethal and Louise (Fregia) Garza. She enjoyed reading, cooking and listening to her music, especially KOGT but more than anything she loved spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Billy W. Stone; brother, Charlie Garza and daughter-in-law, Cynthia Kaye Hoffpauir. She is survived by her sons, Eddie L. Hoffpauir Jr. of Mauriceville and Michael Allen Hoffpauir of Bridge City and grandchildren, Cody Hoffpauir and Kellie Redmon. She is also survived by her siblings, Henry Garza, Jr., James Garza, Eva Nixon, Glenn Garza, Johnny Garza, Roy Garza, Tommy Garza, George Garza, Ricky Garza and Billy Garza and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Doris Bravo Barr, 93 of Houston, died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, at Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital in Houston. Funeral Services was held on the morning of Wednesday, Nov. 14, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange with the Rev. Jeff Bell, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Port Acres, officiating. Burial followed at Evergreen Cemetery in Orange. Born in Orange on Feb. 15, 1919, Doris was the daughter of the late Manlo A. Bravo and Ada Louise (Pachar) Bravo. She was born in Orange and moved to Houston in 1952. She was a graduate of Mary Hardin- Baylor of Belton, and a long time social worker for the state of Texas. She was a member of Eastern Star, Daughters of the American Revolution and Sharpstown Baptist Church of Bellaire Texas. Doris will be remembered not only for her devotion to God and family, but also for her love of music, gardening, and painting. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert R. Barr; and sister, Laurene Knight. She is survived by her sons, Raymond Barr and his wife, Linda of Bullard, Texas, and

Jerry Andrew Colvin Orange Jerry Andrew Colvin, 65, of Orange passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012 at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, at New Beginnings Church As-

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Jim Barr and his wife, Jeannine of Houston; granddaughter, Rachelle Barr; and her longtime friend, Jennifer Hickson. In lieu of flowers, the family would request donations to Sharpstown Baptist Church of Bellaire, Texas.

Donnel W. McCann Orange Donnel W. McCann, 74, of Orange, died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. Funeral services were held Tu e s d ay, Nov. 13, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange with Mr. Darrell Powell, minister of West Orange Church of Christ, officiating. A private burial was held at Oak Bluff Cemetery in Port Neches. Born in Conroe on May 14, 1938, Donnel was the son of Donnel Earl McCann and Annie (Collins) McCann. For 27 years, Donnel was an English teacher and taught at West OrangeStark ISD for 22 of those years. He also was a member of West Orange Church of Christ. Preceded in death by his parents and son, Kevin Keith McCann, Donnel is survived by his wife of 40 years, Judith McCann of Orange; daughter and son-inlaw, Heather and Mike Baxter of Phoenix, Ariz.; and son and daughter-in-law, Heath and Jennifer McCann of Columbia, Mo. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Brandon, Marissa and Brooklynn McCann, Sean and Brooke Baxter; sister, Frances Ray; brother, Larry McCann; and sister, Sherry Little.

Rita Arlene Morris Orange Rita Arlene Morris, 85, of Orange, died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, at her home. Funeral Services were held 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10 at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Bridge City with the Rev. Brad Morgan officiating. Burial followed at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Orange. Visitation was held Friday, at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Bridge City. Born in Ambridge, Pa. on Sept. 20, 1927, Rita was the daughter of Charles and Suzanne (Hageman) Dunn. She was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church for 51 years. Rita loved the Houston Astros, especially Craig Biggio. She was a gifted painter, enjoyed camping, the outdoors and the comic section of the newspaper. She especially loved her dogs, Trixie and Sweetie. She was preceded in death by her parents; granddaughter, Brandy Alice Buckley; and brothers, Jim Dunn and Thomas Joseph Dunn. Rita is survived by her husband of 65 years, Lester Morris; daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Jarvis Buckley of Orange; and sons and daughter-in-law, Ray Morris of Orange and Craig and Dana Morris of Fulshear, Texas. She is also survived by her five grandchildren, Jeffrey Buckley and wife Heather, Melanie Herrman and husband Ron, Ashlee Beeman and husband Derek, Allison Morris, Bryan Morris and wife Kelly; five great-grandchildren, Kirsten Satterwait, Hunter Johnston, Addie Cunningham, Clara Beeman, Calvin Morris; siblings, Charles Dunn, John Dunn, Georgeanne Lepinsky, Janyce Burnette, Mary Frances Werfelman; and special friend, Russell “Bubba” Uher. Serving as pallbearers were Ray Morris, Craig Morris, Jarvis Buckley, Bryan Morris, Derek Beeman and Jeffrey Buckley. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church Building



Fund, P.O. Box 1290, Bridge City, Texas 77611.

Betty Ann Wilson Theriot Hemphill Betty Ann Wilson Theriot, 77, of the Fairmount Community near Hemphill, died Friday, Nov. 9, 2012 in the Sabine County Hospital. The funeral service was held Monday, Nov. 12 at Fairdale Baptist Church in Fairmount, Texas. Burial will follow in the Mt. Sinai Cemetery. She was born in Haynesville, La., to James E. and Jewell Laraine Skelton Ray. Before moving from Orange to Fairmount in 1995, she was church secretary of the McDonald Memorial Baptist Church. Ann is a member of the Fairdale Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband Sam Theriot of Fairmount; her daughters, Toni Dyer and her fiance Kenneth Mann, Simmye Griffin and her husband Andy, and Beth Brown and her husband Tony, all of Orange; her step-children, Cathy, Rebecca, Dorothy and Alan; her grandchildren, Andrew Griffin, Rebecca Richard, Benjamin and Daniel Perry; and six great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister Helen Knight of Trinity; her brother Jim Ray and his wife Janelle of Rockwall; and all her nieces and nephews who were like her children. Ann was preceded in death by her husband J.B. Wilson and her grandson Jacob Paul Griffin. Our Mom was beloved by her family and all those who knew her. She showed mercy to others, was kind humble, gentle and patient.

Pat Charrier Orange Pat Charrier, 72, of Orange, died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, at Mid Jefferson Extended Care in Nederland. A Graveside Service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City. Visitation was held Monday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Born in Paris, Texas on Dec. 10, 1940, Patsy was the daughter of Marcus and Mary Jane (Ballow) Thomas. She enjoyed cooking and visiting with family, friends and neighbors. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Coy Charrier; son, Darrell Charrier; and sister, Ramona O’Neal. Pat is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Rebecca and Chris Williamson of Vinton, La.; sons and daughters-in-law, Coy and Kristi Charrier of Orange, Randy and Sabrina Charrier of

Spring, and Roger and Kathy Charrier of Mauriceville. She is also survived by her 12 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; sister, Ruby Nelson; and brother, Richard Thomas.

Nita Odelle Cooper Orange Nita Odelle Cooper, 82, of Orange, died Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, at her home. A graveside service was held Tuesday, Nov. 13, at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City. Born in Orange on Oct. 9, 1930, Nita was the daughter of Russell Daniel Coleman and Earlene (Nimitz) Coleman. She was a member of The Bengal Guards in Orange. In her spare time, Nita enjoyed shopping and ordering items from QVC. She loved drawing, collecting and doing many crafts. She always loved having her family together and never missed a chance to be with those she loved. Preceded in death by her husband, William Raymond Cooper, Nita is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Bob Powers of Kingwood; sons and daughter-in-law, Danny and Charlene Cooper, Ray Cooper, Sammy and Pam Cooper all of Orange and Bob and Sabrinna Cooper of Deer Park. She is also survived by her 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; sisters, Betty Wilson of Bridge City, Gladys Dryden of Lavernia; and brother, Russell Coleman of College Station.

James Robert Hill Orange James Robert Hill, 55, a lifelong resident of Orange, died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, at his home. A memorial service was held Saturday, Nov. 10, at First Church of God on the corner of Ninth and Main in Orange. Pastor Demetrius Moffett officiated the service. Born in Orange on Jan. 5, 1957, Robert was the son of James E. and Doris (Short) Hill. He was a great dad who cherished his children and grandchildren. Robert was a loving son, brother, and father whom will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him. Robert was preceded in death by his father. He is survived by his mother, Doris Hill of Orange; wife, Belinda Hill of Orange; daughters, Brandy (Mike) Quebodeaux, Jennifer (Brandon) Yawn and Meagan (Gerald) LaChance; and son, James “Robbie” Hill Jr., all of Orange. He is also survived by his sister, Roseanne Hill McDade of Orange; five grandchildren, one nephew, and a large extended family. Cremation were held under the direction of Claybar Funeral Home in Orange and Claybar Haven of Rest Crematory.







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John victim of outdated process

John Dubose

For nearly 60 years now I’ve known every county commissioner and judge. Some more personally than others. I recall the days of long meetings and constant squabbling; usually it was a divided court. Not Republican and Democrats but rather the liberal and conservative wings of the Democratic Party. Fortunately, over the last 30 odd years, our county has been one of the smoothest run courts anywhere. Over the last 18 years, under Judge Carl Thibodeaux, a Louisiana transplant, the court has been overwhelmingly conservative and year after year, its operation has been envied by other counties in the state. I mention the above maybe because I feel a cloud coming. I hope not, but last week we witnessed a real injustice. Where 12-year county commissioner was victimized by a long outdated practice called straight ticket voting. I recall many years ago, in Democratic elections, when uneducated voters were schooled to just check one box. Also minority votes were controlled by herding them to the polls and making straight ticket voters out of them. I hadn’t seen that practice raise its ugly head until four years ago, when it was an easier sell and the cry became vote against the black guy. Race in these parts and in the south since the 1964

Civil Rights Act has turned the southern states red. LBJ predicted as much when he signed the Civil Rights Bill. Straight ticket voting among Republicans escalated, even over four years ago, when local leaders pushed hard this cycle for a vote against Obama. Believe me, it wasn’t a positive vote for Romney. A week before the election we got wind of a Romney phone bank and wondered why. We found out voters were being encouraged to vote straight party. The danger is that it renders people to conform to a party philosophy rather than educating themselves on individual candidates. It allows bad candidates to ride the wave rather than on their own merits. Also, it’s an unfair practice to a local candidate who is not judged on his quality of service but becomes a victim of a scheme that doesn’t judge the candidate. In the majority of votes cast in Orange County, it was a vote against Obama and his policies. The defeat of County Commissioner John Dubose is not a reflection on him; it was an absolute reflection on the Obama Administration. What’s shameful about that is that local government has no connection to national politics. If we would have voted two separate ballots, nation/state and local ballot, Dubose would have won handily. A few years ago, Dubose defeated his opponent, John Banken, carrying over 70 percent of the vote. In this race however, Banken received 4,389 votes, of that 3,297 were straight party votes, allowing him to win by 880 votes. Dubose received more cross over votes than anyone. He tried educating voters, explaining that a person could vote straight party and still cross over. That’s been the law but voters didn’t understand, or down ballot candidates didn’t figure in their voting either for John Banken or Dubose. All candidates in the Democratic Party, who would have drawn Republican opposition, would have likely lost. That will possibly never happen again in our lifetime because there will not be another black at the top of the ticket. In fact, two years from now, in midterm election, it will be different. Some Democrats will scare off but voting local will return. If you believe any Democrats could have gotten elected in this straight party sweep look at these figures. Uncontested Republican races got 7,000 more votes in local races than uncontested Demo-

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cratic candidates. County wide, straight party Republican votes amounted to 72.60 percent of total vote, exactly the same percentage Banken got. Having said all of the above, we got lucky; we could have elected an unqualified candidate. I’ve known John Banken for many years. He’s befriended me in the past. I’ve known him as a good Christian family man. He was a good city councilman and mayor of Bridge City. As a former plant manager, he knows budgets and working with people. Banken is a level headed guy and unless he’s influenced by the extremist, he will be a good county commissioner. Waste and fat in the county operations is non-existent. He doesn’t have to look for boogie men, there aren’t any. Now let me say a few word about John Dubose. I’ve known him for over 35 years. I’m aware of his childhood. John was raised an orphan, he rode a bicycle while holding two jobs to send himself to school and college. He became a CPA and climbed the ladder with Cox Enterprise and was comptroller of the Port Arthur News when I met him. He later became publisher of the Orange Leader. He served as

city councilman and twice mayor of Bridge City before being elected county commissioner. He and his wife, Joyce, adopted two children. When unjust attempts were made to take their son away from them, John worked two jobs to pay for several appeals that took the case all the way to the Supreme Court. When the case was won in John and Joyce’s favor it became case law. As a commissioner he’s worked untiringly toward accomplishments for his county. He’s often called a workaholic but in truth he’s a doer. He’s a true conservative, a numbers guy. His experience has served the court well. Of all the commissioners I’ve known, none have been more dedicated. John accomplished a lot for his precinct, usually through grants. He repaired several roads by working with other entities. Judge Carl Thibodaux will tell you John is one of the most knowledgeable commissioners he’s ever served with. Former Judge James Stringer says his service and know how will be missed on the court. “John was a natural to someday serve as county judge. He’s prepared himself well.” John is a caring person who always will be dedicated to service and someday I look for him to return to public service. As for John, he’ll be alright; he’s a strong person who knows that you serve at the will of the people regardless of how it comes about.

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The William Diamond Chapter of The Daughters of the American Revolution of Orange will have their monthly meeting at 10 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 19 at #4 West Eads Street in Orange. The program for the meeting will be “The Golden Age of Paper Dolls.”  Any woman 18 years of age or older who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of The American Revolution is eligible for membership.  Anyone who is interested in becoming a member is encouraged to attend.  If more information is needed, the Chapter Regent may be contacted at 409-735-5253.

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over CLEVELAND (7-3) 7 p.m. Friday, Butch Thomas Beaumont ISD Complex

The best thing that could happen to the Mustangs is to completely forget that they met these same Indians in the first round of the playoffs last season and exited with an impressive 58-14 victory. Obviously Cleveland is a better team this year---but so are the Mustangs. COLDSPRING (8-2) over BRIDGE CITY (5-5)

7:30 p.m. Friday at Ray Maddry Memorial Stadium Channelview

The Cardinals need to remember that they almost upset this District 22-3A champion last year when they were undefeated, losing 7-0. Two opponents already put hickeys on Coldspring this season. HUMBLE SUMMER CREEK (10-0) over VIDOR (9-1) 7 p.m. Friday at Clyde Abshier Stadium, Deer Park



Orange County High School Football . . . The Mustang Chain Gang torched the Silsbee offense all night long, holding the Tigers to only 12 points after them averaging 40 coming into the game. West Orange-Stark enters the playoffs undefeated, 10-0. RECORD PHOTOS: Meri Elen Jacobs


The Bridge City Cardinals will keep the Buzzi Gunn Trophy at BCHS for another year after defeating the Orangefield Bobcats in the annual cross-town rivalry Bayou Bowl XII. RECORD PHOTO: Larry Trimm

It’s playoff time. Anyone who has been following our local are football teams knows that this is the opportunity that the schools play for. This is what all the hard work and determination gets you; a new chance to survive every week. If it all ends up the way you hope, you’ll be the last team standing. Last week, the Bridge City Cardinals (5-5, 4-2) wrote a new page in the book of school history by securing a playoff berth with a 24-13 win over their rival Orangefield Bobcats (4-6, 2-4). Coach Cris Stump’s squad earned him a fourth consecutive playoff appearance, and more importantly, a chance to keep their season alive. Carl Wiley carries the ball for the OrThe Cardinals hosted Coach Josh angefield Bobcats during the 2012 BaySmalley and a determined Bobcat ou Bowl. RECORD PHOTO: Larry Trimm team, but the Cardinals proved who even getting a pick. Eric Truncale wanted it more. The Bobcats played and Carl Wiley each held their own hard but were held to press the runin this contest, but have each seen ning game as the Cardinal D shut evFOOTBALL PAGE 5B erything down through the air, and


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Bridge City Cardinal defensive back Hunter Uzzle brings down Orangefield Bobcat quarterback Eric Truncale during Bayou Bowl action at Larry Ward Stadium. RECORD PHOTOS: Larry Trimm

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riday night was a night of firsts for the Mustangs-it was the first time this season that a district team scored on WO-S, the first interception thrown by quarterback Jimmy Salter and the first time all season for the Mustangs to be behind. However, the Mustangs rose to the occasion, like usual, and won the game, 26-12, over the Silsbee Tigers. Proving what they were made of, the Mustangs took their mistakes and turned them around to make a statement in front of a large crowd at Tiger stadium. “We knew going in what type of ball game it was going to be,” Head Coach Cornel Thompson said. “They were undefeated in district and so were we and we knew we would get their best game. It was the first time this year that we’ve been behind but we responded in a positive manner and therefore, we are the district champs.” Going into the game, Silsbee was averaging 40 points per game while the Mustangs were only allowing an average of 2 points per game, with no points scored during a district game. WO-S knew that Silsbee’s game plan was to score on the Chain Gang defense. The first quarter was a

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Top teams tumble in weekend football action KAZ’S KORNER JOE KAZMAR FOR THE RECORD

LCM Bears Brady Lyons and Colton Boudreaux bring down Vidor quarterback Montana Quirante. Quirante rushed for 220 yards against the Bears as the Pirates finish the season 9-1. RECORD PHOTO: Ty Manuel

Mustang Insider typical slugfest with neither team scoring. However, Abear Simien was able to break loose some big gains and crossed the goal line for the first touchdown on the first play of the second quarter. Rodikson Cano’s kick was good and the Mustangs were on the board, 7-0. The Tigers didn’t take much time to answer back after a WO-S fumble. Silsbee quarterback Patrick Reed used his arm to get the ball down the field before running it in from seven yards out for the first score on the Mustangs since week three’s game against Jasper. The PAT was no good and the Mustangs still led, 7-6. With a little more than five minutes left in the half, Silsbee’s Chris Elam did what no one has done all season, picked off a Jimmy Salter pass. Just four plays later, Reed hit Elam for the second score on the Chain Gang defense in less than 3 minutes. The Tigers were up 12-7 after the two point conversion was stopped in the back field. The second touchdown only infuriated the Mustangs and Salter led his crew right down the field using senior Quinton Tezeno, Simien and Tremaine Anderson to move the ball before Simien bruised his way in for the second score from one yard out. Cano’s kick was blocked but the Mustangs were still up going in at the half, 13-12. Halftime was a huge turning point for the game. Thompson’s half time speech and adjustments were just what WO-S needed to come out fired up. “Coach T told us at the half that they scored on us and we didn’t have that monkey on our backs anymore so we just needed to go back out there and play Mustang football,” senior Jhayllien Monette said. The Mustangs came back out and dominated from the kick-off. Salter led his team down the field, passing and running before backup quarterback Chase Rutledge took the ball in from one yard out to put the Mustangs up, 19-12. Rutledge took the snap but the shovel pass was stopped short of the line. Rutledge would also cross the goal line to seal the deal from 8 yards out with a little over eight minutes left in the game. Cano’s kick was good and the Mustangs were up, 26-12. The offensive line was the key to the rushing game this week, with WO-S cashing in on 46 carries for 262 yards and Simien finishing with 122 of those. “The offensive line did a great job this week, knocking Silsbee off of the ball,” Thompson said. I was really proud of the way we responded.” Celebration for the district championship was short-lived as Monday, the Mustangs were back to work preparing for a familiar foe in the Cleveland Indians. Last year, WO-S beat the Indians in the first round of the play-offs, 56-14. However, according to Thompson, this isn’t the same Cleveland

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team. “They are much better defensively than last year,” he said. “They have a big defensive line comparable to Nederland and they are much improved athletically on the offensive side of the ball.” The Indians check into the game with an overall record of 7-3, 4-2 in district play. Last week’s win over Shepherd, which got them to this stage, was a 41-34 overtime win. They are led by Chris Taylor, who moved over to quarter-

back from the defensive back position he played last season. One of his favorite targets is Trent Willis, who plays slot receiver. They are a spread team and run a lot of jet sweeps, according to Thompson. “They are as athletic as we are and they can run,” Thompson said. “They must feel pretty confident because they didn’t really care where we played, they were just ready to play.” The Mustangs will face the Indians Friday night at the

Atlanta Falcons, who both saw their dreams of an undefeated season fall with a thud on

There always seems to be a weekend when several football teams who have been winning games on a regular weekly basis get touched simultaneously by Ol’ Man Upset. Last weekend apparently was that specific one in which both college and pro football had their best representative stunned by an aggressive opponent that refused to let the undefeated team stage one of their patented comebacks. Of course, we’re referring to the twin demise of the Alabama Crimson Tide and the

the wayside. And the culprits who upset both apple carts are stationed less than 200 miles from Orange. On Saturday, the team which hastily withdrew from the Big 12 Conference with the gigantic dream of wanting to play against the best teams in the nation did just that when Texas A&M traveled to Tuscaloo-

Carrol A. “Butch” Thomas Educational Support Center in Beaumont. The Mustangs will be the visiting team. Ticket prices are $7 for Adults & $4 for students. All tickets at the gate are $7. Tickets will be on sale in the WO-S Athletic Office Thursday, November 15th - 9-12 & 1-3pm and Friday, November 16th - 9-12pm ONLY. Mustang fans travelling from the east can find the stadium by taking IH-10 West towards Houston and exiting Brooks Rd, exit #847. Follow the access road to the Brooks Road ramp; turn left at the stop sign and take the ramp to cross over IH-10. Turn left onto the eastbound service road. The

Thomas Center entrance will be on the right. The freshmen and junior varsity teams combined to play and beat the Silsbee Tigers, 38-0, for the district championship. Junior Jordan Richard started the scoring on a 5 yard touchdown run and quarterback Dillon Sterling-Cole ran in the two point conversion. Sterling-Cole scored again on a 6 yard run and Kalen Garrett scored the two point conversion. Caleb Collins scored next on a touchdown pass from Sterling-Cole into the end zone and Sterling-Cole toted the two point conversion in. Garrett scored again with a 26-yard touchdown pass and

sa and put the hurt on the defending National Champions 29-24 before more than 100,000 stunned fans. And less than 24 hours later at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, the Saints put the Kibosh on the Falcons dreams of cruising through the 2012 National Football League schedule unscathed by hanging on for a 3127 upset victory. And these weren’t the only surprises that occurred last weekend to top-flighted football teams as undefeated Louisville lost to Syracuse 45-26 leaving only the first three KAZ’S KORNER PAGE 4B

Sterling-Cole was good again for two. Dee Wolfford returned a 20 yard interception for a touchdown and JaDarrius Thompson scored the last touchdown with a six yard run. Three of the four Stallion teams won, the 7A, 8A and 8B, all for the district championships. Basketball season starts this week, so come out and enjoy the games in the gym during the week and then meet us at the play-off game against Cleveland at the “Butch” at 7 pm on Friday night. Cheer on the Mustangs as they enter the third phase of their season, the Play-offs!!

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teams in this week’s Associated Press College Football Poll—Oregon, Kansas State and Notre Dame—plus No. 6 Ohio State as the nation’s only unbeaten college football teams. There was a little different scenario that occurred in the NFL last weekend besides the only undefeated team finally falling. The four division leaders in the National Football Conference all failed to win while the four division leaders in the AFC were victorious, which is a rather strange phenomenon. Atlanta lost in the NFC South, the New York Giants were ambushed in Cincinnati by the Bengals 31-13, NFC West division-leading San Francisco played to a 24-24 overtime tie with the lowly St. Louis Rams while the Chicago Bears, leader in the NFC Central, were “out-defensed” by our Houston Texans, 13-6 at Soldier Field. Things were much different with the other three AFC division leaders who all scored plenty of points to post their victories. The New England Patriots, who lead the AFC East, outscored the Buffalo Bills 37-31, the AFC North-leading Baltimore Ravens ravished Oakland 55-20 while the surprising Denver Broncos padded their lead in the AFC West with a convincing 36-14 road win over Carolina. But the biggest headline grabbers were the Aggies big upset over Alabama, the Atlanta Falcons falling in New Orleans and the Houston Texans win over the Chicago Bears. The Texas Aggies wasted little time being in awe of big-time college football at Alabama as they scored 20 points in the first quarter be-

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hind the leadership of red-shirt freshman Johnny Manziel, who not only passed for 253 yards and two touchdowns, but tied as the game’s leading rusher with 92 yards on 18 carries. And the Aggies’ defense, which had given up 57 points to Louisiana Tech a few weeks earlier, picked off Crimson Tide quarterback A.J. McCarron twice, the last one on the goal line with 1:36 left in the game as Alabama was driving for the winning touchdown. McCarron had not suffered an interception since mid-way in the 2011 season. Another team whose defense has been questionable this season-- the New Orleans Saints-stopped Atlanta’s plunge from the one-yard line inside the final two minutes of the game to preserve the victory. And the Houston Texans played in the Soldier Field slop like they’ve been doing it all their lives as they fought through the rain, wind and cold to out-perform the Chicago Bears at their own game—defense. Houston entered the game as an underdog for the first time this season in this nationallytelevised contest and forced four turnovers in the first half, but only led 10-3 at halftime. The game was right down the alley for the fan that likes defensive football at its finest. It was probably boring for those fans who like high-scoring offensive action. The Windy City media was comparing this year’s Chicago Bears’ defense to the 1985 Bears that set defensive records en route to winning the Super Bowl. Monday’s edition of the Houston Chronicle

wrote that the Texans showed the Bears and the nation that they are a bona fide threat to win the Super Bowl. This Korner watched the entire game and must agree with the newspaper’s assessment. But when reality sets in, there also is the matter of the seven remaining games that must be played as well as the one Sunday night at Soldier Field. KWICKIES…Sunday was one of the few times when both the Houston Texans and Dallas Cowboys came up with sterling defensive performances that resulted in victories that weren’t supposed to happen. The Cowboys were an early underdog to the Eagles in Philadelphia, but put up 21 points in the final period on a 78-yard punt return by Dwayne Harris, a 47-yard interception return by newcomer Brandon Carr and a fumble recovery in the end zone by Jason Hatcher to win 38-23 to keep their playoff hopes alive. The Texans were an early 1½-point underdog in their 13-6 upset of the Chicago Bears. It was some kind of coincidence that in both victories the starting quarterbacks—Chicago’s Jay Cutler and Philadelphia’s Michael Vick-- were knocked out of the game in the first half with possible concussions. The Texas Longhorns used the Wishbone formation on the first play of their game Saturday against Iowa State in Austin in honor of the offensive formation’s inventor former coach Darrell K. Royal who died earlier last week. The ‘Horns went on to crush the Cyclones 33-7 as quarterback David Ash threw for a career-high 364 yards, two touchdowns and completed 25 of 31 passes. Orange’s Earl Thomas and his cohorts put on a defensive clinic and held the once-highly-re-

garded New York Jets to a single touchdown as the Seattle Seahawks won for the fifth straight time at home Sunday 28-7. The victory gives the Seahawks a 6-4 record as they enter their bye week. A recent article appearing in the Wall Street Journal asked the question “Is old Peyton Manning like young Peyton Manning?’’ The writer answers “Kinda! Lot of doubt about his health entering 2012, but nobody wants to face that geezer in the fourth quarter. Denver looks like an ideal fit.” JUST BETWEEN US…Now that the high school regular season is completed, this Korner would like to congratulate the local teams who will be playing in the state playoffs. The undefeated and rarely-scored-upon West OrangeStark Mustangs (10-0) will meet Cleveland (73) 7 p.m. Friday at the Beaumont ISD Butch Thomas Center, Bridge City (5-5) will clash with Coldspring (8-2) 7:30 p.m. Friday at Ray Maddry Memorial Stadium in Channelview, Vidor (9-1) will take on Humble Summer Creek (10-0) 7 p.m. Friday at Clyde Abshier Stadium in Deer Park while Deweyville (8-2) will enjoy a first-round bye. On the Six-Man scene Orange Community Christian won their final regularseason game 78-19 over Magnolia Legacy Prep last weekend putting them in a three-way tie for the district championship. Head Coach and Athletic Director Ben Yurcho said the district committee had to go to the second tie-breaker which was point differential in common games and the Lions (8-2) emerged as the top team and earned the home field for their TAPPS playoff game Saturday at 2 p.m. against San Antonio Castle Hills First Baptist (5-5).

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Because the Pirates finished second in District 20-4A they must take on undefeated and state-ranked Summer Creek in the “big school” Division I. If the Pirates can pull off this major upset, Summer Creek won’t be the only undefeated team to fall in this first round of the state playoffs. ORANGE COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN over SAN ANTONIO CASTLE HILLS FIRST BAPTIST 2 p.m. Saturday at Lions Field in Orange The Lions finished in a first-place tie in district play and won the tie-breaker to earn the home field in this TAPPS state playoff game, which should help them get to the next round. DEWEYVILLE (8-2) earned a first-round bye in Class 2A, Division II. McNEESE STATE over LAMAR The Cardinals almost pulled off the upset the first time these two rivals met after Lamar restarted their football program and they are much-improved since then. The big question is how much more improved are the Cowboys? That will be answered at 7 p.m. Saturday on Louis Bonnette Field in Lake Charles. HIGH SCHOOL PLAYOFFS: Class 5A, Division II—Houston Manvel (9-1) over Port Arthur Memorial (8-2). Class 4A, Division I—Nederland (9-1) over Dayton (9-1); Division II—Crosby (7-3) over Beaumont Ozen (4-6). Class 3A, Division I—Silsbee (8-2) over Huffman (7-3); Division II—Jasper (8-2) over Groesbeck (6-4). Class 2A, Division I—Troup (9-1) over East Chambers (8-2), White Oak (8-2) over Anahuac (5-5), Newton (10-0) has first-round bye. Class A, Division I—Colmesneil (6-3) over Bosequeville, West Sabine (10-0) over Timpson, Hull Daisetta (6-3) has a first-round bye; Division II—Bremond over Evadale (3-7). COLLEGE—Northern Illinois over Toledo, Ball State over Ohio (Today-Wed.); Southeastern Louisiana over Nicholls State, North Carolina over Virginia (Thurs.); Air Force over Ha-

waii, Florida Atlantic over Florida International (Fri.); Stephen F. Austin over Northwestern State, Texas A&M over Sam Houston State, Central Arkansas over Eastern Illinois, Kansas State over Baylor, Oklahoma State over Texas Tech, Marshall over Houston, SMU over Rice, UTEP over Southern Miss, Navy over Texas State, UT-San Antonio over Idaho, LouisianaMonroe over North Texas, Arkansas-Pine Bluff over Prairie View, Mississippi Valley State over Texas Southern, Alabama over Western Carolina, Oregon over Stanford, Notre Dame over Wake Forest, Georgia over Georgia Southern, Ohio State over Wisconsin, Florida over Jacksonville State, Florida State over Maryland, LSU over Ole Miss, Clemson over North Carolina State, South Carolina over Wofford, Oregon State over California, Oklahoma over West Virginia, USC over UCLA, Nebraska over Minnesota, Utah State over Louisiana Tech, Mississippi State over Arkansas, Cincinnati over Rutgers, Auburn over Alabama A&M, Jackson State over Alcorn State, Arizona over Utah, Arizona State over Washington State, Arkansas State over Troy, Army over Temple, Boise State over Colorado State, Virginia Tech over Boston College, BYU over San Jose State, Buffalo over Massachusetts, Tulsa over Central Florida, Miami, O. over Central Michigan, Washington over Colorado, Georgia Tech over Duke, East Carolina over Tulane, Western Michigan over Eastern Michigan, Purdue over Illinois, Penn State over Indiana, Michigan over Iowa, Kansas over Iowa State, Kentucky over Samford, Louisiana-Lafayette over Western Kentucky, Miami over South Florida, Michigan State over Northwestern, Middle Tennessee State over South Alabama, Missouri over Syracuse, Nevada over New Mexico, Vanderbilt over Tennessee, UAB over Memphis, Wyoming over UNLV. PRO PICKS—Buffalo over Miami (Thurs.); Dallas over Cleveland, St. Louis over NY Jets, Houston over Jacksonville, Cincinnati over Kansas City, Washington over Philadelphia, Green Bay over Detroit, Atlanta over Arizona, Tampa Bay over Carolina, New Orleans over Oakland, Denver over San Diego, New England over Indianapolis, Baltimore over Pittsburgh, Chicago over San Francisco (Monday Night). Bye week for Seattle, Minnesota, NY Giants and Tennessee.

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“Thank goodness this is more about color than anything else,” I thought to myself as I bounced the shallow running crankbait off the shell and paused long enough to allow it to start its slow ascent. Before I could turn the handle on the reel, another slot red inhaled it and powered his way towards deeper water. The crankbait was never intended to be a staple in the bay fisherman’s box, but not unlike everything from spinner baits to tube jigs, it has earned a spot in the starting line-up. While there are more productive ways to fish it, a lipless crankbait will catch fish by simply casting it out and retrieving it. That is where”simple” ends when defining anything associated with crankbait fishing. Even with a lipless crankbait, in order to maximize its potential you have to fish it with the correct rod and line size and few if any “Trap” fishermen simply throw it out and reel it back in. Aside from more physical work and having to pay constant attention to detail…crankbait fishing also equates to more money! Following a trip last week, I found myself digging through boxes of lures that were a necessary part of the trade for 20-plus years of guiding on Toledo Bend. The first four boxes alone contained only lures that would dive 3 to 5 feet deep. Aside from having multiple baits in the same color, some were wide bodied, some were thin bodied, lengths were slightly different, speed of ascent was different, etc. The crankbait is a tool designed to efficiently cover a specified depth of water for the duration of a single cast. The length and width of the lip dictates the depth that it will dive and the amount of vibration or wobble is determined by the width of the body of the lure. Are you starting to get some idea of just how complex fishing a crankbait can get? Virtually every bass tournament fisherman in the 70’s and 80’s fished their way through boxes of alphabet crankbaits like the Big O, Little N, Wee R, and Model A.I still have an original Big O that I rented for a tournament in 1971. I chipped the paint off on one side during the day and lost my $20 deposit. They were the rage and they worked! For years, Luther White wore every other guide in the Six Mile area out drifting the grass flats with a deep diving slender bodied

OC football better games throughout the year. For the Cardinals, it was Ashton Hunter who lead the charge against Orangefield, running for 244 yards and three touchdowns on the day. Coach Stump and the Cards have relied on Hunter all year long, and in order for Big Red to thrive in the post-season, he’ll need to deliver the type of quality rushes we’ve all been able to witness throughout the year. Bridge City will face Coldspring in the first match-up of their playoff run this Friday, November 16 at 7:30 p.m. Coldspring will be a good test for the Cardinals to start off with. Earlier in the year, they lost to the Little CypressMauricevil Bears and it is a game that the Cardinals will surely be prepared for.

crankbait that he never even fished deep. He affectionately called his spoonbill Rebel a “Whipporbill” and he would embarrass you with it if you were fishing nearby. Because I never mastered his technique I avoided fishing with clients anywhere near his old Power Cat boat. The key element of his technique was that he could more easily reel the deep diving lure down to the hydrilla before stopping it, thus allowing it to hover in the strike zone most of his cast. Believe me, drifting a Texas rigged worm or slow rolling a spinner bait did not produce the same results. Hands down, the most popular lipped crankbait for Sabine Lake fishermen is the Heddon Swim’n Image. It has earned its stripes all the way from the jetties to the revetment walls on the north end of the lake and in this case, a specific color can be very difficult to find at times. In one morning last April I watched nine dozen speckled trout colored Images leave Daley’s Hunt N Fish before they ever made the shelf! Trout fishermen have discovered that it is a much easier lure to avoid the rocks with than an open hook jig as it never dives deeper than five feet. It is, however, the devoted redfish chasers that are attuned to the more specific benefits of fishing a crankbait.The only down side is the cost associated with carrying multiple colors and sizes designed to fish at different depths, but they are now able to ferret out fish they never caught before! Easily the biggest discovery was that they could crank a larger bait down into the deeper rocks and get it back again.To effectively do this, however, requires a longer rod with a faster action and a reel filled with a line thin enough and strong enough to maximize the lure’s potential. Braided line and a 20 to 30 pound length of shock leader will usually accomplish this. While we spend most of our time fishing the smaller crankbaits in the river and bayous, the lures of choice for digging around in the deeper rocks at depths of 12 to 15 feet are lures like the Strike Pro Super Diver and the River 2 Sea HiDep. Because of the work involved in keeping these larger baits at the maximum depth, however, they are pretty much favored only by tournament fishermen with a pay check on the line. Outside of colors and body styles, the socalled backwater or bay fisherman can get by

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gie, but I dusted off a couple dozen of those old Model A’s and Rebel Wee-R’s and they have worked equally well. Chrome/black back, any chartreuse pattern, and a red crawfish pattern will keep you in the hunt until your buddy blows you away with some exotic color he found in the discount bin. This was probably far more than most of you ever cared to know about crankbaits, but it is at the very least a practical reason for digging through your old bass stuff and you might just enjoy watching your line slice across the water under the weight of broad shouldered red that doesn’t know crankbaits are for bass!

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Our other local high school football team making the playoffs is the West Orange StarkMustangs (10-0, 5-0). This was a year-long, historical effort for the Mustangs as they shut-out team after team, registering one win after another. They were everybody’s clearcut favorite to win the district since day one, and they did not disappoint. Coach Thompson had his boys ramped up for every game they played in, and every team they faced would feel the intensity and eventual sting of defeat as the Mustangs rolled on through their schedule. Last Friday, Silsbee had a chance to knock WO-S off of its pedestal, but failed to do so just like the nine teams who fell before them, eventually losing 26-12. It wasn’t quite as impressive as some of there

with far fewer crankbaits as most of the catching will be done in water less than six feet deep. This doesn’t require purchasing a longer fast action rod and your standard issue 12 pound mono with a short length of leader will work just fine. If the lure does not have a split ring to tie onto add one or use a loop knot for better performance. There are some really good crankbaits on the market right now like the Cranky M and Big-


other performances this year, but still got the desired results the team played so hard for. The Mustangs will play Cleveland this Friday at 7 p.m. They will enter the first round of the playoffs with a lot of hope and riding high off a tidal wave of momentum. The Mustangs need to tune out all the hype, avoid what could be a trap game coupled with an early exit and then move on past the first round.

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A steady stream of boats, hunters, and dogs crowded the local launches Saturday morning as the Louisiana duck season officially opened. AdFOR THE RECORD ams bayou, the Vinton Drain ditch, Cow Bayou, and Highway 82 towards Holly Beach looked like a parade route as local hunters descended on the marshes in anticipation of legal shooting light and the first flight of ducks. As expected it was a very hit and miss proposition to say the least. The current state of the marsh is very different than in normal years due to the increased levels of saltwater that have been a mainstay for most of the year. Drought conditions have kept freshwater dependant vegetation from growing and that has definitely altered the plans of many hunters. Ponds and flats that have historically been magnets for ducks have seen very few birds come into the area and stay. Now if you are fortunate enough to have available food sources like some local hunters then it’s just a matter of time before you have birds. The reports from the Louisiana opener proved that theory out in a big way. Hunters that were much deeper in the marsh and affected less by the saltwater had great numbers of birds and outstanding hunts. The hunters closer to the rivers and bayous struggled somewhat but did manage to take a few birds. Teal and Gadwall made up the majority of the ducks taken for most hunters while a few were fortunate enough to take pintail, widgeon, and even a few mallards. The big surge of hunting pressure certainly changed the way the birds worked but look for that to settle down as the season continues and the number of hunters gets back to a normal level. Perhaps the hunters most affected by the opening day pressure were the goose hunters who set up on fields with good populations of speckle bellied geese. Almost every hunter I spoke with who was chasing geese said the birds were really spooky and hard to decoy. Most of the hunters who shot any numbers of birds keyed in on small groups of birds rather than big bunches in order to get them into shooting range. Look for these birds to also calm down as the hunting pressure evens out. The amount of geese coming into the area on a daily basis certainly gives local hunters something to 605 W. Roundbunch Bridge City, TX 77611


look forward to. In the weeks ahead a few things are going to become more important as the weather and conditions get progressively colder and more difficult. For now the long range forecast looks very good for local waterfowl hunters as cooler temps appear to be here for a while and that’s always a welcome change. The strong north winds have pushed a few birds out of the areas but look for those numbers to build back up soon with new birds just now entering our area plus many will return once the big north winds die down and slowly swing south and east. Water levels in the tidal marshes will be a concern for a few days as the tides are extremely low right now courtesy of the north winds associated with this last front. Many areas that are prime habitat become expansive mud flats at this time of the year and are Local hunters continue to do well in both Texas and Louisiana only accessible with a surface drive marshes. motor or long tail. When the water levels return the ducks won’t be far behind. If the first few days are any indication of how the season is going to turn out then it may be time to stock up on shells because this has all the potential to be one to remember.

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“Home for the Holidays” with the Symphony Dec. 16

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The Symphony of Southeast Texas (SOST) had community members singing “Joy to the World” as they announced the return of their holiday concert this year. For the first time in four years, the Symphony will present a joyful celebration of the Christmas season featuring popular holiday music performed in grand style by the orchestra. The community is invited to join the Symphony for “Home for the Holidays” at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 16 at the Julie Rogers Theatre in Beaumont. Maestro Chelsea Tipton said this concert includes a variety of musical selections that everyone will easily recognize. “People are really going to enjoy these popular holiday songs, and our orchestra performs them so magnificently,” he said. The sounds of “White Christmas,” “Carol of the Bells,” “The Hallelujah Chorus,” “Sleigh Ride,” and a holiday sing-a-long will fill the theatre with Christmas cheer. The Symphony has not performed a holiday concert in four years, and patrons are excited for the return. According to SOST Executive Director Craig Escamilla, the concert represents a great way for fam-

ilies to start a new and festive tradition of holiday celebration. “Tickets to this concert would also make great Christmas gifts for family, friends and co-workers,” he added. Immediately following the concert, guests are invited to a reception in the Julie Rogers Theatre Lobby featuring delectable desserts and a candy bar for young Symphony fans. The holiday concert is not part of the SOST season subscription package. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for seniors/students. To purchase tickets or get more information, go to or contact the Symphony office at (409) 892-2257. This concert is sponsored by the Symphony League of Beaumont. The Symphony of Southeast Texas celebrates “A Sparkling 60th Season of Symphonic Sounds” in 2012-2013. Since the inaugural performance of the Beaumont Symphony Orchestra on May 12, 1953, the organization has continued to uphold its mission of presenting educational, entertaining, and culturally enriching programs of the highest artistic quality to the Southeast Texas community.

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US Army Major Donna Peterson was recently adopted by step-father Master Chief Clifton Stutes. The official ceremony was held in Judge Courtney Arkeen’s courtroom.

LSC-O’s Honors Program to offer new courses this spring The Lamar State College-Orange Honors Program is adding Honors classes to the schedule for the upcoming spring semester. After having a slow start in the fall, the program is adding classes so more students can enroll in, and benefit from, taking Honors courses. ENGL 1302 (Composition II), SPCH 1315 (Public Speaking), PSYC 2301 (Intro to Psychology), and BIOL 2420 (Microbiology) will all be added and can be registered for now. LSC-O Biology professor, Hunter Keeney, said the instructors are looking forward to the challenges of teaching Honors classes. “I envision a more interactive learning community, where students will work together and be actively engaged in the dialogue of the course,” he said. “Basically, we’ll be able to forgo some of the more basic concepts and delve a little deeper into the heart of the selected topics, where the ‘real magic’ happens.” Andy Preslar, English professor, said students in the Honors composition course will have the opportunity to collaboratively design and teach a variety of lessons in areas of their interest or strength. “The class will also create, compile, edit, and publish a collection of critical essays in the various genres we study,” said Preslar, “and will have an opportunity to present their works at the honors colloquy the college will organize in the spring.” Psychology professor Lisette Hodges says she plans to use seminar discussion groups for some of the history and theory in PSYC 2301. Major psychology concepts will be examined through the use of film, literature and contemporary culture. Raising the bar a bit, a discussion of neuro-anatomy may be aided through the dissection of a sheep’s brain. Speech professor, Kevin Doss’ students will advance their

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knowledge of spoken communication through delivery and analysis of speeches for various purposes. “The course will provide advanced instruction regarding communication artifacts and how to analyze those artifacts with various communication methodologies,” said Doss. “Students will also have the opportunity to practice these speech skill developments in a professional and competitive environment.” To qualify for the Honors Program students need to be TSI complete or TSI exempt and have a 3.5 grade point average. Students who have questions or who think they may qualify can contact Dr. Gwen Whitehead at (409) 882-3928 or visit her in her office, Room 157A in the Academic Center. For more information on the Honors Program, visit

Forever Friends by Pearl Burgess

I was just a child when I made my first friend Many times together we would happily spend, Books to color and sharing our favorite toys Remembering those days brings lots of joy. Growing up quickly, off to school we went Making new friends was time well spent, When Sunday came, to Church we would go We would all sit together on the very front row. When school life was over we were sad to part But we promised to call as we made a new start, Many years together had made very strong ties Saying good bye brought tears to our eyes. Our friendships endured through the coming years We all stayed in touch, whether good times or tears, Sharing pictures and stories and seeking advice We leaned on each other making life extra nice.

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Now that the years have made us grown old We’re saying goodbye, but memories we hold, One by one we’re leaving this world’s weary strife But we’ll make friends with Jesus and start a new life.

Out of 7500 entries in the 2012 Association of Texas Photography Instructors Fall contest. Bridge City High School’s Angel Sehon placed first in the “Formal/Studio Portrait” category and Ericha Guyote earned second place in the “Open” category.

Mr. and Mrs. Steven Wayne Hope

Amanda J. Webb became the bride of Steven Wayne Hope Saturday Oct. 20, 2012 at 2 p.m. in their home church Gateway Community Church in Webster, Texas in a double ring ceremony with Pastor Robert Sherrill officiating. The bride is the daughter of Rhonda Webb of Dickinson, Texas. The bride’s grandparents are Charles and Joette Webb of Orange. The bridegroom is the son of Donna and Doug Bess of Houston. Vocals were provided by Betsy Burke. Attending the bride as matron of honor was Tiffany Jade Boyle. Bridesmaids were Jennifer Courville, Holly Powell and Holly Ross. Jr. bridesmaid was Hannah Jones. Flower

girl was Halle Jones and the rings were carried by Danny Jones. Zack Collier, brother of the groom, served as best man. Groomsmen were Brian McGlone and Kenneth Fornoff. The bride attended West Orange-Stark and graduated from San Jacinto College in Houston this past August in cosmetology. She is employed by The Boardwalk Day Spa in Bryan. The groom graduated from the San Jacinth Maritime Campus and he is employed by Brazos Valley Carpet Outlet in College Station. They honeymooned to Florida and reside in College Station.

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1408 W. Park Ave. @ 14th 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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608 Dogwood St., Orange 409-883-5466 Residing Pastor Rev. Larry Doucet Founding Pastor Rev. Tunney Vercher Sr. Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday night Prayer Meeting 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night Bible Study 7 p.m.

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

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

Harvest Chapel 1305 Irving Street, Orange 409-882-0862 Ruth Logan Burch, Pastor Sun. Morning 10 & 11 a.m. Evening Service 6 p.m. Wednesday Service 6 p.m. Gospel Singing first Friday of the each month.

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

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

Miracle Restoration Revivals Church

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

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

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

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

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BRIEFS St. Mary Altar Society to host annual Gift Shop, Luncheon The Women of St. Mary Altar Society will host this annual Gift Shop and Gumbo Luncheon from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15 at the St. Mary Parish Hall, located at 912 W. Cherry Ave. in Orange. Meal tickets will be available at the door for $7, gumbo will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Takeout orders will be available with containers furnished. The meal will consist of gumbo, rice, crackers, potato salad, cake dessert and tea. A silent auction will be held throughout the luncheon. They will also be hosting a raffle; tickets are available for a $1 donation. The winner need not be present and the drawing will be held on Dec. 6, 2012. Items included in the raffle are: first prize - Emerson 32’ LCD Flat Screen Digital TV; second prize - Desk Jet Wireless Printer, Scanner and Copier; third prize - Sentry Safe Fire and Waterproof Lock Safe; fourth prize - Brinkmann Rechargeable Q Beam Spot and Flood Light Max Million III, fifth prize - Afghan, crocheted and donated by Marjorie LaCombe; and sixth prize - Scofield’s of Orange Handmade Designer Necklace and Earring Set. For more information, please contact Anna Belle Rost at 409886-4623 or 409-779-7076 or Jeanette Boehme at 409-883-4021.

Church tho host “Pink Out” Playday Cowboy Church of Orange County will be hosting a “Pink Out” Playday on Saturday, Nov. 17. This is the third (and last) playday of this Buckle Series. Buckles and prizes will be awarded at the end of the day. Registration is 8 to 9:30 a.m. with events starting at 10 a.m. Events include cloverleaf barrels, poles, straight barrels, speed race, mutton bustin’, lead line and stick horse race. Cowboy Church of Orange County has teamed with Tough Enough to Wear Pink? to join the fight against breast cancer. A portion of all proceeds will be donated to The Gift of Life. Come show your support, wear pink and ‘Pink Out’ your horse too if you like. There will be a concession stand on site. Door prizes will be given throughout the day, including tetwp merchandise. For more information, contact Kevin at (409)651-9948, Joy (409)670-6420, or Jackie (409)423-9724 or visit Join us in ‘Ridin’ for a Cure’.

St. Mark Fall Arts and Craft Show

St. Mark Lutheran Church will hold a Fall Arts and Craft Show from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17. Items in the show will feature a beautiful hand made quilt that is on display in the church lobby and will be raffled after the show.  Tickets sold at the show will be six for $5 or $1 each. Other items include hand crafted wreaths and floral arrangements, hand poured candles, scented soaps, Thanksgiving and Christmas decorations, hand painted children’s chairs, religious and home decor, jewelry, and also pre-owned high quality merchandise. Home made baked goods also available. St. Mark is located at 945 W. Roundbunch in Bridge City. For more information or questions, please contact Kathy Viator at 738-3730 or Pat Greene 722-6655.

First Bapt. to host Community Thanksgiving Service

The Rev. Bob Boone and First Baptist Church of Bridge City will be hosting the Community Thanksgiving service for the

Bridge City-Orangefield Ministerial Alliance at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18. The Rev. Scott Story of Family Worship Center in Orange will present the message for the evening of Thanksgiving worship.  Garrett Kyler, First Baptist Church music director, will lead the music for the night.  The service is open to the public for all to celebrate the season of Thanksgiving. For more information, please call First Baptist Church at 7353581.  First Baptist Church is located at 200 W. Roundbunch Road in Bridge City.

Starlight COGIC to host revival The family of Starlight Church of God in Christ invite the community to their Pre-Church Anniversary Revival. It will start at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Nov.18 and will continue Sunday night at 7:30 p.m. thru Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 7:30 p.m. The Guest Speaker will be Pastor Chris Green from Dallas. Starlight is located at 2800 Bob Hall Rd. Superintendent E.B. Lindsey is Pastor.

McDonald Memorial to host free community-wide Thanksgiving Dinner McDonald Memorial Baptist Church will host a communitywide Thanksgiving dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Nov. 22, which is Thanksgiving Day. The dinner will consist of turkey and dressing, side items and dessert. It will be held in the church gym, located at the corner of South and Broad Streets in West Orange. The meal is free to the public but we do request reservations so we will have an idea of the number of people which may attend and how much food to prepare. The reservation deadline is Nov. 19. Call the church office at 409-883-3974 between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Thursday for more information or to make a reservation.

Bridge City-Orangefield Community Christmas Basket Sign-Up Christmas Baskets will be given to indigent Bridge City and Orangefield residents who are age 60 years and over whose income is below poverty. Sign – Up will take place at the Ministerial Alliance building next to First Baptist Church of Bridge City on the following dates between 9:00 – noon: Nov. 19, Nov. 28, Dec. 3 and Dec. 5. Eligibility depends on proof of income. A utility bill to verify address and an ID for all family members is required. Donations are needed for this program to continue. Any business, church, individual, or organization may make a donation to the account of Bridge City Orangefield Ministerial Alliance Christmas Basket Fund at the Bridge City Bank.

First UMC to host MOPS The local Mothers of Preschoolers group (affectionately known as MOPS) invites you to join them one Tuesday a month 9:30 a.m. to noon September through May in the First United Methodist Church Praise Center located on the corner of 5th and Pine. MOPS is designed to nurture EVERY mother with children from infancy to kindergarten through guest speakers, mentor moments, creative activities, breakfast, discussion time, play groups and more.  Members come from all walks of life, but share one desire---to be great moms!  You don’t have to be a Methodist, just a mom. Free childcare is provided during meetings.  For more information and dates, please contact FUMC Orange at 409-886-7466 or find more information on the web at or www.

Fall Craft Show Saturday, Nov. 17 • 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Hand-Crafted Candles, Scented Soaps, Wreaths & Floral Arrangements Thanksgiving and Christmas Decorations Hand-Painted Children’s Wooden Chairs Religous & Home Decorations, Jewelry High Quality Pre-Owned Merchandise Included Homemade Cakes, Pies and Candy ***Drawing for a hand-crafted quilt***

St. Mark Lutheran Church 945 West Roundbunch, Bridge City, TX 77611 *All proceeds go toward a playground for our children




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Call Christine at 779-6580 EMPLOYMENT WANTED, SOMEONE TO CLEAN flowerbeds, (409) 735-7353. THE RAPE AND CRISIS CENTER is in need of Volunteer Advocates to offer intervention on our 24 hour hotline, and in direct services to sexual assault survivors. Training is provided and certified through the office of the Attorney General. If you are interested please call the Crisis Center ar (409) 8326530 to set up an interview. Thank You, Make A difference, become a volunteer! APPLIANCES USED APPLIANCES, starting at $99.95 & up, Harry’s Appliances, 302 10th. St. (10th.

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PETS & LIVESTOCK FOUND FEMALE CAT, fluffy and white, showed up on Paula St., BC, 735-4601. MED. SIZE MIXED BREED PUPPIES, about 9 weeks old, had 1st. vaccination, wormed, will start heart worm soon, (409) 746-9502. FREE BLUE HEALER, found in Linscomb Rd. area, (409) 745-2470. GOLDEN RETRIEVER MIX,, F, spayed, (409) 746-9502. FOUND YELLOW LAB, female, red collar, found on Pine Bluff in the Little Cypress area off 3247 from Hwy 87, ned to find owner or free to good home, can’t keep, (409) 779-9122. CHESAPEAKE GOLDEN RETRIEVER MIX, spayed F, heart worm prev., (409) 7469502.

RESCUE DOGS, spayed & neutered, needing good homes. Pet food donations welcome. (409) 746-9502. APARTMENTS MAGNOLIA TRACE APTS., 865 Center, Bridge City, 2/1 with full size laundry room in Apartment. Very nice and updated apartments and grounds. 15 Minutes from Port Arthur refineries, walking distance to major grocery store, Pharmacy, restaurants, but in quiet neighborhood. $600 upstairs with a $500 dep., Call(409) 886-1737, leave message. NOW OFFERING MOVE-IN SPECIAL! The Village apartments is now offering November rent FREE! Move in with the deposit and application fee only! Water / sewer and trash included on most units. Monthly rent starts at $450 - $625. Stop by our office at 245 Tenny St., or call (409) 735-7696 or 504-9952. NICE BC 1 BEDROOM, small, very clean, in nice neighborhood. Cathedral ceilings w/ track lighting & Ceiling fan, all S.S. appliances, granite counter tops, self cleaning oven, dish washer. Bathroom has linen closet and built-in vanity, all ceramic tile floors. Living area downstairs, black spiral staircase leads to loft bedroom, new CA/H, nice patio & yard, concrete parking, yard maintenance included, No Pets, $500 monthly + $300 dep. + elec. & water, call for an appointment @ (409) 735-6277 or 626-1968. (ss) 1 BEDROOM DUPLEX APT., in BC, 480 Blueberry, CA/H, 1 car Garage, some appliances, $650 monthly + $400 dep., will except bi-monthly payments, (409) 963-5594. COMMERCIAL 5 OFFICES with small warehouse for rent, $1,100 month-

Call 735-5305 • Penny Record Office: 333 West Roundbunch, Bridge City • County Record Office: 320 Henrietta, Orange Note: Offices Closed On Wednesday 1 BEDROOM LOG CABINS in Mauriceville, real cute and in the country, $550 monthly + dep., (409) 735-2030.

ly, would consider renting separately, call (409) 735-6970 for more information. (11/14) 30X30’ COMMERCIAL BUILD. 280 E. Roundbunch Rd., BC, $450 monthly (409) 738-2919.

MOBILE HOME RENTALS BC AREA , as little as $30 daily for rooms, M.H.’s by day or week, starting at $30 a day or weekly, 735-8801 or 7347771. (cctfn)

1,500 SQ. FT. BUILD FOR RENT, Hwy 1442 by Hwy 105, $800 monthly, 735-5232.

2/1 AND 3/1 AND 3/2 IN OFISD, 1 block from schools, Large lot, W./D hookups, No Pets, $400 and $550 and $650 monthly + dep., (409) 7208699 or 735-6701. (12/14)

HOME RENTALS EXTRA NICE BRICK 3/2 home, Lg. living room, CA/H, Lg. yard, near fishing, carpet and ceramic tile, quiet neighborhood, only $850 monthly w/ $800 dep., (409) 735-2030.

3/2 M.H. IN BC, in Shady Estates, CA/H, laundry room, stove & refrig., appliances, clean inside and out, excellent cond., $725 monthly (includes water and garbage) + (1st. & last), References Req., (409) 474-1518 or 474-2252.

BRICK 3/2/2 IN BRIDGE CITY, beautiful custom kitchen w/ all new black appliances, 2 living areas, all updated, on 1 acre, practically fenced, available 11/19, $1,100 monthly + $900 dep., 2430 Granger, call (409) 553-3332 for appointment to see.

3/2 IN BCISD, on private lot, $650 monthly + $650 dep., (409) 735-2282.

3/2 - 509 3RD ST., Orange, Tx. $800 per month. 409-7617554.

HOME SALES 3/2 PORT ARTHUR HOME, 2,200 sq. ft., formal living & dining rooms, utility rm., kitchen has 10’ breakfast bar, bonus room off kitchen, lots of storage, security system, home sits on a 100’ x 300’ lot, fenced back yard, No Owner Finance, $75,000, call (409) 720-9463 for more info.

3/2 NEAR SCHOOLS, Lg. back yard, CA/H, $850 monthly w/ $800 dep., (409) 735-2030. 3/1 IN BRIDGE CITY, 265 Kibbe Ave., all built-in appliances including washer & dryer, fenced yard, outdoor kitchen & patio, $1,100 monthly + dep., (409) 735-8257.

BRIDGE CITY 4/2/2, 165 E. Darby, 1653 sq. ft., .43 acre, $139,000, will consider owner financing w/ adequate down, remodel in progress with a goal of mid-September. (409) 313-6005.

3/2/2 BRICK tile throughout, Granite, fenced yard, BCISD, $1,200 monthly w/ $1,000 dep., (409) 735-2030. BEAUTIFUL 3/2/2 BRICK home, 2 living areas, all updated appliances, Lg. fenced yard, 2430 Granger Dr., BC, $1,000 monthly + $900 dep., available 11/19, call for appointment at (409) 553-3332.

3/2/2 BRICK IN BCISD, CA/ H, on 3/4 acre lot, (409) 7357680. BRIDGE CITY 3/2/2, 3 1/2 years old, 2132 sq. ft., sbo, beautiful open concept w/

archways, trayed ceilings, granite, crown molding, lots of storage, personalized wooden & Bamboo blinds, dead end curbed and guttered street. Call to see @ 988-8667.

2 CEMETARY PLOTS, in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Garden of the last supper, reg. $4,000 for both, will sell together for $3k, (409) 9263956. (10/30)

3/1/2CP IN WEST ORANGE, 2729 Dowling St., 1 block from school, Lg. kitchen, Lg utility room, porch off back, sunroom, 12’ x 16’ work shop building in rear, $63,900, (409) 738-2412. (12/05)


NICE BRICK ORANGE HOME on corner lot, 3/2/2, 2404 Post Oak Lane, LCMISD, garden room overlooking back yard, family room (17’x19’), 2 walk-ins in master bdrm. , shower and jetted tub in master bath, open concept kitchen and breakfast room, fireplace, tile / laminated and carpeted floors, fenced back yard, 2 cooling systems, $230,000, for more info call Edee @ (409) 670-9272. ORANGE 4/1/CP BY OWNER, fenced back yard, 3756 Kenwood, (409) 779-9119. (11/14) LAND & LOTS 5 ACRE RESTRICTED HOMESITE, LCMISD, improved pasture with 2 small ponds, fenced, MMUD water and sewer available. Additional 18 acres available for purchase. COUNTRYLAND PROPERTIES, LLC, (409) 745-1115. QUAIL TRAILS OFISD, cleared 2.5 acres with culvert, drive, and dirt pad site, livestock and mobiles OK, gauranted owner financing, COUNTRYLAND PROPERTIES, LLC, (409) 745-1115.


AL-ANON MEETS ON Wednesday & Sunday at 7pm. 1512 Strickland Dr., Orange, call (409) 779-4289 or Cindy @ 994-5503 for details. GOLDEN TRIANGLE TOUGHLOVE is a self help parents support group for parents of children displaying unacceptable behavior. Meets every Tues. at 7 pm. at Immaculate Conception education building, 4100 Lincoln (corner of Lincoln & Washington) in Groves. For more information call 9620480. SUICIDE RESCUE of Orange County. Suicide is not the answer, give us a chance, 769-4044 Vidor.

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‘T R U C K S & VA N S ‘06 CHEVY SILVERADO crew cab, garage kept, like new only 48K miles,, loaded with power including keyless entry, bed liner, new tires, Husband passed on, must sell at $15,500, (409) 988-4829. ‘11 FORD F-150 LARIOT, loaded, very few miles, clean, (409) 886-1896.



NEW IN BOX,, 4 17” Toyota wheels for 2011 Toyota, $25 ea., (409) 738-2969.

‘07 HARLEY DAVIDSON FLSTC, Heritage Softail Classic, like new, 8,140 miles, lots of extras, $13,000; Kendon stand up custom trailer, $1,500, (409) 988-5868.

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CIVIL CITATION - CCVPUBWD THE STATE OF TEXAS TO: All Unknown Owners Of Property Respondent: NOTICE YOU HAVE BEEN SUED. You may employ an attorney. If you or your attorney do not file a written answer with the clerk who issued this citation by 10:00 A.M. on the Monday next following the expiration of forty-two days from the date of issuance of this citation and petition, a default judgement may be taken against you. You are hereby commanded to appear by filing a written answer to the Plaintiff's Petition at or before 10:00 A.M. on the Monday next after the expiration of forty-two days after the date of issuance of this citation the same being NOVEMBER 19, 2012. Said ANSWER may be filed at the District Clerk's Office at the Orange County Courthouse, 801 W. Division Ave., or by mailing it to 801 W. Division Ave., Orange, Texas 77630. Said PETITION IN TRESPASS TO TRY TITLE was filed and docketed in the Honorable 128th District Court of Orange County, Texas at the District Clerk's Office at the Orange County Courthouse 801 W. Division Ave., Orange, Texas on October 5, 2012 in the following styled and numbered case: The suit requests COURT APPT ATTY AD LITEM TO ALL UNKNOWN OWNERS OF PROPERTY

Workforce to host “Hiring Red, White and You!” Veterans Job Fair sion (TWC) and Governor Rick Perry then charged the 28 workforce boards with hosting a similar Veterans Job Fair on the same day, throughout the state, for all industry sectors. More than eighty employers, educational institutions and veteran service providers are scheduled to attend the job fair and provide employment opportunities, valuable information on programs, such as College Credits for Veterans, and other services to help veterans successfully tranEnlarged for proofing. sition to civilian life in Actual size: 2X4.25” Southeast Texas. PosiNOTICE TO tions available to job

“Hiring Red, White and You!” (RWY), a job fair for veterans, will be held at the Beaumont Civic Center on Thursday, November 15. The unique job fair seeks to connect veterans with Texas employers who value the experience, discipline and other qualities inherent with a military background. The RWY hiring initiative started with the Texas Medical Center’s efforts to hire veterans into openings within The Medical Center. Texas Workforce Commis-

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All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them to the undersigned FAX within the time and in the manner # 735-7346 prescribed by law.

The name and address of the attorney for Plaintiff otherwise the address of Plaintiff is: TOMMY GUNN 202 S. BORDER ST ORANGE, TEXAS 77630

Solutions Southeast Texas board is a business-led group of volunteers that evaluates and oversees the delivery of all workforce training and employment services in Hardin, Jefferson and Orange Counties. The board’s overall mission is to identify opportunities and create partnerships that effectively link employers and job seekers to improve the economic future of the area. Workforce Solutions Southeast Texas brings together a myriad of programs for easy access for employers and job seekers.

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

Tommy Gunn

VICKIE EDGERLY, District Clerk Orange County, Texas

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

FAX # 735-7346FRI. & SAT., 155 BOWER DR., BC, 8 till 2. Books, clothes, lots of misc.

SAT., 8895 TAYLOR CIR., BC/OF, Orange Address) off Hwy 1442, Multi family sale 8 till noon, No Early Birds Please! home decor, magazines, books, VHS movies, dishes, baby/children’s clothes, toys, Christmas items, clothes, Much More!



SAT., 5718 PAT DR., ORANGE, off Hwy 62, 7 till ? Lots of baby items, clothes, name brand teen clothes, lots of misc. SAT., 510 LARRY WARD, BC, several family sale, 7 till noon. Tons of clothes, accessories, CD’s, Wll games, household items, tons of misc.

Notice of Public Auction Pursuant to Local Government Code, article 272.001, the City of Pinehurst, Tx. will hold a public auction of the former City Hall and Fire Dept., located 3640 Mockingbird in Pinehurst, Tx. on Tuesday, November, 27, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. The auction will be held at the front door of the former City Hall and Fire Dept. building at 3640 Mockingbird, Pinehurst. The property consists of .712 acres or 31,015 square feet of land. Improvements consists of two structures comprising a total of 9,129 square feet (Building 1 - 7,096 square feet; Building 2 - 2033 square feet) of which square feet or 54% is finished area. The property also includes asphalt/concrete paved parking area, 8 car covered parking in rear, and landscaping. Buildings are 50-55 years old and in average condition. Seller reserves the right to start the bid at any amount and refuse any and all bids. The owner of the winning bid should be prepared to sign a binding contract for purchase immediately after the auction closes and be prepared to close on the purchase within 45 days. The City of Pinehurst will not consider city financing of selling amount. For further information and/or a tour of the property to be auctioned, please call Joe Parkhurst, city administrator, at 409-886-0078.

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FRI., 4905 YOUPON, OF, 1442 from BC, W.on Beswsie Hts (L from BC), R. on Tanglewood follow signs to Youpon, 7 till ?

DATED the 1st day of November, 2012

ISSUED AND GIVEN under my hand and seal of the Court at Orange, Texas, on October 5, 2012.

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finery, Valero Energy Corp., Burrow Global Construction, City of Beaumont, Beaumont Civic Center, Triple S Industries, Disabled American Veterans, Industrial Safety Training Counsel, Sabine Area Central Labor Council, BASF Corporation, JK Chevrolet, IBEW Local 479, Vista College, Sabine Area Sheet Metal Local 54 and Lamar Institute of Technology. Employers interested in participating may contact Workforce’s administrative offices at 409-7194750 for more information. The Workforce

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uled from 10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. An opening ceremony for the state-wide event begins at 9:30 a.m. with remarks from Marilyn Smith, executive director of Workforce Solutions Southeast Texas. After presentation of the flags by military personnel, Lamar University students will play an Armed Forces fanfare with Carolyn Howard, Beaumont Main Street, slated to sing the National Anthem. Beaumont Mayor Becky Ames will officially open the event. Major partners of the event include TOTAL Port Arthur Re-

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Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate PLEASE FAX ANY of WILLIAM EUGENE FORCE, Deceased, were CORRECTIONS BY issued on November 1, 5 P.M. MONDAY 2012, in Cause No. P16312, pending in theto County Court 735-7346 at Law of Orange County, Thanks. Texas, to: Belinda Harrison Force.

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fair participants include police officers, drafters, electricians, chemists, welders, machinists, correctional officers, sales/ customer representatives, clerical, pipe fitters, sheriff deputies, m a n a ge r s/s u p e r v isors, and many more. Veterans are encouraged to bring their military identification including DD214, drivers’ license with veteran’s stamp or other veterans service organizations IDs (VA, DAV, VFW, etc.). Workforce Center staff will be on hand to assist employers and job seekers during the job fair. The event is sched-


Notice is hereby given that original Letters of Testamentary for the Estate of RUSSELL C. ROSS, Deceased, were issued on August 15th, 2012, in Cause No. P16238, pending in the County Court at Law of Orange County, Texas, to: RENDA DIANN SCOTT. 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 George B. Barron Attorney at Law P.O. Box 279 Orange, TX 77631-0279 DATED: the 7th day of November, 2012

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SAT., 365 EDGERLY, BC, off Henry, 7 till 2. lots of everything, come see. SAT., 2513 HERRINGTON, OF, off Cajun way between Ollia and Hwy 1442, 2 family yard sale, 8 till 2. Baby items, adult and girl’s clothes, household items, misc. SAT., 383 SUNCREST, BC (Orange address), off Hwy 1442 from BC, 7:30 till ? Small dining room table w/ 4 chairs, end table, high chair, Little Tykes front porch playhouse, toys, boy’s 3T and girl’s size 5 clothes, misses clothes, shoes, Christmas items, Much More! SAT., 725 W. ROUNDBUNCH RD., BC, Dr. Olsen’s parking lot, No Early Birds, 7 till noon. Baby items, furniture, clothes for all ages, kitchen accessories, books, etc. SAT. 3285 ROLLING RIDGE DR., ORG., Little Cypress (Chasse Ridge, back of subdivision) Huge Garage Sale!!! 2 families, 8:00 – 1:00. 409-313-4433. Furniture, Wooden Lemonade Stand, Christmas Décor, Designer Clothing for Ladies Sizes 8-14 & Men’s, Prom Dresses, Lots & Lots good household items,Don’t Miss This One! SAT., 311 RHODE ISLAND, ORG., 7 till 11. Entertainment center, gas stove, dining chairs, computer chairs, stereo, Lg. women’s clothes, lots of misc. Downsizing from a 4 bdrm. to a 2, all must go! SAT. NOV. 17, 4025 EDDIE, GREENWAY I, ORG. 7 a.m. until. Kindergarten books, men and teen girls clothes, glassware, boots and shoes, luggage and misc. SAT. NOV. 17, OFF WEST BLUFF RD, LC, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., lots of baby stuff, TV, tools, rod/reels and misc. SAT. NOV 17, ESTATE SALE, 12 CIRCLE G., ROSELAWN ADDITION, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., No Early Birds! Household goods, home deco, Christmas/ seasonal, bedding, furn., crafts, fabric, sewing machine in cabinet, croceted doilies, TVs, and misc. SAT., HWY 62, MAURICEVILLE, 1 mile N. on Hwy 62 from Hwy 12, Large Vietnam War memorial fund raiser & yard sale, 8 till ? New & uses items, antique furniture, dishes, clothes, toys, everything imaginable!

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The County Record  

Nov. 14, 2012