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Horrific crime spree marks 10 years this week Debby Schamber For The Record

This week marks a 10 year anniversary of one of the most “unnecessary” and horrific crimes in Orange County. Walter Wade Rice Jr. was 32-years-old when he began the drug-related crime spree which left two people assault-

Internet scam reaches Orange County Debby Schamber For The Record

Recent scams circulating on the internet have caught the attention of local citizens and police. Bill Willis, a Deweyville resident and employee at the Penny Record, was online when he received an instant message from someone claiming to be Dave Sayer with the Prize Patrol at Publisher’s Clearinghouse. They informed Willis he had won $18,000 for placing second place in the December Bonus Raffle. They also inquired if he was at home for delivery of the check. But, before Willis could receive the check he would have to go to Walmart or Walgreens and purchase a Green Dot card with $385 deposit on it. The person on the Internet then requested his phone number. Willis complied

ed and two dead in January 2003. He remains the Texas Department of Criminal Justice on charges of aggravated robRICE bery and two counts of capital murder, His cumulative offenses leave him with a life sentence. Rice will first become eligible for parole in June 2043 at the age of 72 years old. Rice fled to Orange County after he assaulted and robbed his brother-in-law in Dequincy, La. Within a few days he assaulted and robbed another man. West Orange Police responded to a call at an auto repair shop in response to a 19-year-old man being assaulted and robbed. According to archives, the man was found on the floor of the shop bleeding from a head injury. The victim later told police a man had entered the shop asking for his vehicle to be repaired but was told he would have to speak to the owner about the repairs. The man left the business but returned a short time later. When he returned he struck the victim with a hammer and took his wallet. A witness reported to police a man in his 30s was seen fleeing the scene. He was later identified as Rice. Another witness reported to police he has helped Rice with his vehicle and later dropped him off north of Interstate 10 on Bob Hall Road. After Rice was apprehended he informed police he had gotten onto a train and as the train rounded a curve got off which was near the backyard of his next victims in the Echo Loop area where his crime spree continued. A neighbor had noticed the


James Fisette is the newly elected Fire Chief for the Bridge City Fire Department.

Fissette becomes new BC Fire Chief Debby Schamber For The Record

After more than 23 years of serivce to the Bridge City fire department, James Fisette, was recently elected to be the new Fire Chief. Fisette, who has lived in Bridge City his entire life and graduated from Bridge City High School in 1975, started as a junior firefighter in July 1974. He continued working as a volunteer firefighter for about 15 years while also working as a reserve police officer for area agencies. As his schedule became increasingly busy, he was forced to quit the

fire department for about 12 years. But, the love of being a firefighter called him back to service and he has been back with the department for eight years. Following his return he was promoted to lieutenant due to his experience and advanced certifications. He is the current vice president of the Orange County Fireman Association, and the past president of the East Texas Division of the State Fireman and Fire Marshall Association. Fisette was assistant fire chief for two years prior to becoming the chief. He will serve a two-year term as chief. All of

the officer terms are two-year terms. When not at the fire department, his full time job for the past five years is as an analyzer technician at a local plant. “I like doing this,” Fisette said. “It’s my way of giving back to the community.” His wife, Tammi, shares the same passions and works as a firefighter/EMT at the Bridge City fire department. “People have told me to get a hobby,” he said. ‘This is my hobby.” Not all calls in Bridge City have firefighters rushing out to extinguish a blaze. About

75 percent of the approximately 112 monthly calls are for medical issues. The department covers about 90 square miles which includes outlying areas of Bridge City and Orangefield. In addition, they provide mutual aide to other departments when needed. Fisette makes as many calls as he can — even the late night calls. Sometimes those are the hardest, but they still need to be done. After a fire is extinguished, their job as a firefighter is not done. They still


Newly released flood maps unacceptable


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Jerry Jones, Bridge City city manager, studies a map in an effort to reduce the amount of property in the floosd zones. RECORD PHOTO: Debby Schamber

Homeowners, renters and business owners in Orange County are encouraged to look over newly released preliminary flood maps in order to determine their flood risks and make informed decisions. Orange County officials and the Federal Emergency Management Agency are presenting the preliminary maps to communities and unincorporated areas in order to help leaders and residents identify known flood risks and use the information to make decisions about buying flood insurance and how the community should move forward with any development. Jerry Jones, Bridge City city

manager, has been studying the new maps and is working to reduce the amount of property in the flood zone. “There is substantially more areas in the flood zone with the new map,” Jones said. Bridge City officials are going to appeal the way the map has been put together. They feel the map has changed dramatically because of the information used following Hurricane Ike in 2008. “That’s just not acceptable,” Jones said. The storm is said to be an uncommon event which has not previously occurred in nearly 100 years. The historic storm left only 16 houses out of about 3,800 unaffected by the storm.


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School boards recognized at first court of New Year Penny Leleux

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Newly elected Commissioner Precinct 3 John Banken participated in his first session of Orange County Commissioners’ Court this week. It included a photo opportunity with local school superintendents as commissioners declared January as School Board Appreciation month. Superintendents in attendance to receive the proclamation were: Pauline Hargrove, Little Cypress-Mauriceville; Mike King, Bridge City; James Colbert Jr., West Orange Cove; and Stephen Patterson, Orangefield. Jay Kilgo from Vidor was unable to attend. “We would like to thank you for giving proper and due recognition and appreciation to school board members,” said Hargrove. “Their jobs are one that many times you don’t see them but like you, they are behind the scenes working all the time and it’s always what’s best for the students.“ She thanked the court for supporting the testing resolution recently submitted to the state legislature. Commissioners also approved the appointment of John Thomas, the director of Orange County Association for Retarded Citizens

Superintendents pictured in the front row left to right are: James Colbert Jr., WOCCISD; Pauline Hargrove, LCMCISD; Mike King, Bridge City; and Stephen Patterson, Orangefield. Pictured in back: Commissioner Precinct 2 Owen Burton; OC Judge Carl Thibodeaux, Commissioner Precinct 3 John Banken and Commissioner Precinct 4 Jody Crump. RECORD PHOTO: Penny LeLeux

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vehicle of Joan and Emerson Leleux missing and went to make sure everything was OK with the elderly couple. The neighbor looked inside the window after knocking on the door saw the body of Emerson Leleux and called police. When they arrived officers found the body of Joan Leleux in the shed after being drug from the garage. Autopsy results would later reveal she died of blunt force trauma to her head. Emerson Leleux was

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attacked as he sat in his chair in the living room. He was transferred to the hospital and remained in a coma until he died as a result of his injuries. Their vehicle was reported missing by area investigators. Rice was arrested while in the vehicle in Louisiana. He was arrested and held in the jail while facing charges from the assault on his brother-in-law along with other warrants for his arrest. A warrant for his arrest was issued on the charg-

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es from West Orange as well. Investigators went to the jail and spoke with Rice. He cooperated and told them where he had put the murder weapon. They would later take Rice to the Louisiana Travel Center, just across the state line of Texas, to the waterway where he would show them the location where he threw his hammer. However, it was never recovered. Pct. 1 Constable Chris Humble and former Orange

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.

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ing money acquired from gambling and drug ventures. Approval was received for out of state travel for Jeff Kelley, Franklin Walters, Ralph Valenciano and Autumn Bradley to attend the National Hurricane Conference to be held March 25-28 in New Orleans,

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at a special conference rate and you have to already be registered to receive the special room rate. Bonds were approved for the following elected officials: County Court at Law No.2 Judge Troy Johnson; Precinct 1 Commissioner David Dubose; Precinct 3 Commissioner John Banken; Sheriff Keith Merritt; Tax Assessor Collector Lynda Gunstream; Constable Precinct 1 Chris Humble; Constable Precinct 2 David Cagle; Constable Precinct 3 Mark Philpott; and Constable Precinct 4 Weldon Peveto. Commissioners authorized Patrick Beebe, mosquito control director, to hire a mechanic to replace James Burch who is retiring. His replacement will save the county $10,900. The position needs to be filled now, because the winter months, when spraying is discontinued, is used to run maintenance on all the equipment so it will be ready when the next mosquito season begins. Beebe said the candidate not only needs mechanical skills, but needs to be very knowledgeable in electrical work also. It was also approved to hire a caseworker for social services. Melissa LaFleur resigned her position effective January 10.

County Sheriff’s Office deputy worked the murder case. As he passes the area he remembers the senseless murders and the devastation left behind. Not long after his conviction, Rice wrote Humble a letter. It was the only letter Humble received to which he never replied. According to Humble, he stated he was not the “monster” many thought him to be. “But his actions speak otherwise,” Humble said.



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County to celebrate oil centennial, volunteers needed that the land six miles west of Orange and 14 miles east of Spindle Top was filled with oil. The J.W. Link Co. drilled the Josh Bland #1 to 1900 feet, a very deep hole in those days. It was plugged as a dry hole. Ten years later the Rio Bravo Oil Company decided to drill deeper. Oil was struck at a depth between 3,209 and 3,227 feet. No. 1 Bland produced 150 barrels of top grade petroleum a day. “The well was said to ‘head’ like Old Faithful every 50 minutes and was the deepest well drilled in Texas at this time,” said Wilson. “Alpert Phenis, a writer for the Fuel Oil Journal, 10 years

Harvey Wilson recites some of the history of the first oil well in Orange County at the Bridge City Chamber of Commerce monthly coffee held Tuesday at the Orangefield Cormier Museum. RECORD PHOTO: Penny LeLeux

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Plans are underway to make the centennial of the first oil well in Orange County a countywide event. Harvey Wilson, one of the volunteers of the Orangefield Cormier Museum said Orangefield didn’t even exist yet when the Rio Bravo Oil Company brought in the first well on Aug. 17, 1913. The Orange County Oil Centennial will be held Friday, Aug. 17 and Saturday, Aug. 18

with most activities central to the Cormier Museum, but plans may include a scavenger hunt that will route participants to other museums and sites around Orange County. Orange County Economic Development Corp. and area chambers of commerce are involved in the planning. Volunteers are being sought to chair committees in several areas and help in general. The committee is welcoming all ideas. Some of the other activities being discussed are: Dress up pictures in the Cormier Mu-

seum, a barbecue cook-off, carnival, street dance, mystery dinner theater at the new Orange County Convention and Expo Center, washer tournament, pie eating contest, rag-ball tournament, vendor booths, live music and entertainment and more. Sponsors are also sought for the event. According to Wilson, the first attempt to drill for oil was in 1903 when natural gas was seeping into water wells and sulfur springs were detected along with paraffin dirt in the area. There were high hopes

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have to return to the station and put the trucks back in service for the next call and complete the run reports. When he returns home after a late weeknight call, he still has to go to work a few hours later. Being the chief comes with additional responsibilities. He oversees the staff of 35 volunteer firefighters, four dispatchers and two maintenance people but also 10 fire trucks and two boats. Within a few months, the department will receive a new tanker and fire engine. Plus, to ensure the safety of the firefighters and citizens, Fisette makes sure there are three monthly training sessions in addition to the monthly business meeting. His goal is to get everybody on an advanced level. “Just like paid people, we train,” Fisette said. “We train really hard here.” However, he doesn’t have any plans to make any changes to the way things are currently being done. According to Fisette, he

sees no reason to change it. Staying up to date on the latest technology helps the department be more effective on the job. Fisette wants all firefighters to be trained and prepared before going into a burning building. Over the years, some calls have become more challenging. An example of the needed training is extraction schools where they learn how to remove a person from a vehicle and how to avoid the air deployment cellinoids. “The technology in fire fighting is changing all the time,” Fisette said. Other challenges firefighters face are structure fires. Some are trailers, but they have been modified with added construction. The Bridge City Fire Department is known for their fast response times, but Fisette, along with his staff, are ready for the challenges ahead of them.

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Residents in the recently added flood zones could see a significant rise in their flood insurance premiums. The last map was created in 1982. The terminology on the new map has changed and property located in what was known as A is now AE and is in the flood zone. Properties formerly located in the B zone were not in a flood zone before. Both B and C zones have been replaced with X. Those in the B zone may be in a flood zone with the new map. In addition, newer houses built within the past 12 years are above the 9-foot required elevation. But, with the changes, this may not be enough. According to Jones, citizens can request their property be removed from the flood zone. Jones recommends if anyone has any doubt they should attend the public workshops. The Texas-based coastal flood mapping effort follows the release of a new, comprehensive storm surge study from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers which gives updated information on coastal flood risks. To share the data, two public workshops have been scheduled where interested citizens can obtain more information about the proposed changes.  The workshops will be held from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on January 15 and 16 at the Bridge City Community Center located at 105 Parkside in Bridge City.   “As we work together with our state and local partners to bring this critical information

to the county, we ask that everyone review the maps to understand what flood risks are involved,” said FEMA R6 acting Regional Administrator Tony Robinson. “The role of the community as an active partner in the flood mapping

process is very important.” Additional information is available, including links to the interactive mapping website on can also contact the Orange County Floodplain Administrator for more details.

later labeled the Orange County field as possibly the most astonishing oil development the world has ever known,” said Wilson. “Those of us from the Orangefield Museum agree with Mr. Phenis. Oil and gas has been a tremendous part of the history in Orange County and it all started right here. One-half mile northwest of us and one-half mile southeast of us the oil industry was big through the 20s, 30s, into the 50s, 60s and surviving even today,” said Wilson. “Recently a new oil well was discovered only a mile down 105 towards Orange.”

Wilson said there are also plans to dedicate a historical marker that should be in place by the time the celebration begins. He said the location of museum is almost exactly where the first well was located. If you are interested in helping with the festival, would like to be a sponsor, have ideas, need to rent a booth or just want more information call Wilson at 409-670-8992 or 409-670-7703. The Record will keep Orange County updated on festival plans as they occur.


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dor. Visitation begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9. “Dusty” was a longtime member of Boilermaker Union 587. He gave the man a days work for a days pay as he traveled the country following his trade. Our sincere sympathy to his family.*****We were sorry to hear about the death of Joy Young Parish, 90, who died Jan. 3, in Tyler. She had been a lifelong resident of West Orange until recently. We had known Joy for 60 years and had regular contact with her until the last few months. She was a nice lady. Condolences to her daughters and their families. May she rest in peace.*****Services for longtime friend Don Mosier, 80, were held Jan. 5 at McDonald Memorial Baptist Church. We first met Don when he returned from the service during the Korean conflict. We got to know Don well when he served as a deputy sheriff under Sheriff Chester Holts. Don was one of the great guys. You could go to the bank with whatever he told you. Our deepest sympathies to Barbara, his wife of 59 years, and her family. Don will be missed.

THE NATION MOVES ON Well, after my deadline last week, Speaker Boehner called for an up are down vote on the fiscal cliff. I told you all along that Boehner would need help from the Democrats to get it passed. Even Rep. Kevin Brady voted for raising taxes on the nations wealthiest. He had the okay from Grover Norquist, who Brady is pledged to. Four Texas Republicans voted for the bill. Now the Congress faces the debt ceiling that is totally a different animal then the cliff. The debt ceiling deals with past obligations. Debts that were made in the past, like the invasion of Iraq and the Afghanistan war that weren’t paid for so payment must be made on the debt are the U.S. will go in default. That hurts our credit rating if not paid on time. It also could affect our bank rating. Republicans want to tie cutting the deficit to the debt ceiling, which has nothing to do with paying our past bills. Republicans will not give up on changing Social Security or Medicare, their number one goal to privatize both. They will try to use the debt ceiling as an axe. President Obama has already said he won’t play that game so get ready for another knock down, drag out. The other big fight will be the conformation of Sen. Chuck Hagel for defense secretary. Hagel, 66, is a Vietnam War hero with two Purple Hearts. A Republican, he left the Senate in 2009. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, on “Meet the Press,” wouldn’t say if he thought his former colleague would get through a vetting process. (A Sidebar: Few people know that Hagel saved McConnell’s brother’s life in Vietnam.) It won’t be only Republicans who oppose him, so will some Democrats. Both Texas senators will fight Hagel’s nomination. By the way, actress Ashley Judd, sister of Wynonna and daughter of Naomi Judd, is preparing to run against Sen. McConnell in Kentucky next year. That would be one to celebrate. *****I have some mail to get out and it will probably cost a small fortune. This week, back in 1963, the United States Post Office raised the cost of first class mail from 4 cents to 5 cents and post cards went from 1 cent to 3 cents. Everyone complained about the rate hike. *****I guess I’d best quit jawing and get started. Come along, I promise it won’t do you no harm. HOW IT IS AND ONCE WAS For the first time since Rep. Kinard was our first state representative; Orange County will not have a local state representative. Louis Dugas was elected the youngest in Texas and served four terms. Dugas, while a student at Texas, worked in the Austin office of state senator Jep Fuller. The liberal wing of the Democratic Party, defeated Dugas with Clyde Haynes and D. Roy Harrington then defeated Jep Fuller. Wayne Peveto, a conservative defeated Haynes. Ron Lewis, of Newton, ran against Peveto unsuccessfully. He moved to Orange and when Peveto didn’t run for reelection, Lewis teamed up with Haynes’ liberal forces and was elected. He served long and well as a Democrat. When Gov. Rick Perry and Tom DeLay gerrymandered the state, Orange County was split in two parts. Ron Lewis was ready to move on to bigger and better financial security. My information is that he recruited Mike Hamilton to run as a Republican. It was a safe district for Hamilton. Perry then supported redistricting that removed Hamilton from Orange County and took the entire county and put it in with Allen Ritter’s Jefferson County district. Ritter, a former Democrat, now a Republican, is a good guy, successful businessman and experienced in the House. That’s not the point. Orange County has lost its last thread of local representation. Orange County has been treated like an unwanted stepchild in Austin since Perry took over and there is no outcry from local citizens.   They continue to vote against their own interest. We haven’t had a local state senator since Carl Parker and Perry and DeLay’s redistricting that moved all Southeast Texas power to the Houston area.  We now have a new state senator Robert Nichols from East Texas. That is a big improvement for us. The first senator, Tommy Williams, was another Houston politician. Orange County’s vote figured little in his reelection. He wasn’t even visible here, Sen. Nicols will be. He has shown that we are important to him. He has already shown an interest in wanting to help us and will be accessible, which Williams wasn’t. Back to the original topic, Orange County, for the first time in our history, will not have a state representative who lives right here among us. Orange County once had a lot of stroke in Austin and Washington. We once had several citizens who served on state boards. Citizens need to take off their blinders, look back and see just how badly we have been screwed. OUR CONDOLENCES Services for Terry “Dusty” Glenn Kirkland, 62, will be held Thursday, Jan. 10, at 2 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home of Vi-

TURNING BACK THE HANDS OF TIME 10 Years Ago-2003 Ronnie Anderson, longtime baseball coach at West OrangeStark, where the baseball park bares his name, gets another honor. This past week, coach Anderson, along with former Snyder baseball coach Albert Lewis, were inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame at Waco. After coaching two years at Orangefield, Anderson coached seven years at West Orange and then 14 years at West Orange-Stark. His resume includes 444 wins with 14 playoff appearances, 11 in a row, and two state championship appearances. Sixty-two of his former players got baseball scholarships. At the ceremony a great talk was given by former major leaguer Tug McGraw. (Editor’s note: Tug was the father of singer Tim McGraw.) Anderson was introduced by Bridge City coach Chuck Young. Anderson spoke about his 28 years career. His stories kept the crown laughing. A few of his former players make the trip to Waco. Catcher Dan Green, with son Slade were in attendance. Green’s son Tony also played at West Orange-Stark. Other players were Wade Phillips, who pitched at Texas, no kin to coach Wade Phillips; Jimmy Skeeler, Tony Dallas, David Fregia, Jay Hall, Sam Moore, Corey Gafford and J.E. Lancaster. Jay Cantizaro and Bruce Aven, pro ball players, sent email congratulations. *****New York Giants place kicker Matt Bryant was home in Bridge City after the Giant season ended. Monday morning Matt was back at his old job at K.C. Pawn Shop. Matt said, “People ask me why I’m still working, it’s because I enjoy it here plus you never know in the kicking game when the checks will stop coming.” (Editor’s note: The checks for Matt are still coming ten years later. He’s a star kicker for the Atlanta Falcons who are in the NFL playoffs with the best record in football.)*****Home invasion turns deadly for Orange County couple. Joan Leleux, 65, was murdered and her husband Emerson left in a coma by Walter Rice Jr. Chief deputy sheriff John Tarver is in charge of the investigation. (See story by Debbie Schamber in this issue.)*****Attorney John Cash Smith joins law firm of Bush, Lewis and Roebuck, PC. Smith will manage the firm’s new office at 1006 Green, in Orange. He will be joined by his son Chris Smith. *****Orange native Wade Phillips is the Atlanta Falcons defensive coordinator. *****The Kroger Koffee Klub (KKK) meets every weekday, 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Murphy King, the old pawn shop king, is president of the KKK group. Wynne Hunt is his secretary. (Editor’s note: The Klub still gathers but Murphy and Wynne are no longer with us. Norman Berry and the guys invite any old timers to join them for a Kup of Koffee.)*****PFC Eric Ridley, of Bridge City, son of Laura Ridley, completes Marine boot camp. He is home on leave and will return to Camp Pendleton. *****Mary Elizabeth Rost becomes bride of Mark Alan Goodwin Saturday, Jan. 4. *****United States Representative Jim Turner is sworn in for his fourth term in the 108 Congress. Turner co-chair of the “Blue Dog” coalition, a group of moderate to conservative democrats. Orange County is Turner’s largest voting block. (Editor’s note: Turner lost his seat when Orange County was thrown into a Houston District that diluted the county’s voting strength.) 40 Years Ago-1973 District Judge Graham Bruce, Tax Assessor-Collector Louvenia Hryhorchuk and District Attorney Jim Sharon Bearden are all sworn into office. Also sworn into office New Year’s Day were David Dunn, county court at law, Sheriff “Buck” Patillo, Commissioners Casey Peveto, Gordon Dunn, and Asa Mansfield, constables Morris Collier, John Ford, Forrest Hudson and Carl Ward. Also sworn in was District Judge Fred Trimble.*****Immediately following the oath District Attorney Bearden announced that Bill Joyce, former sheriff’s captain and Newton police chief, had been hired as criminal investigator for the county attorney’s office. Bearden also hired Steve Williams as assistant in charge of misdemeanor cases.


Harold Williams, Chad Meadows, Ken Steppe, Pat Gunstream, Ralph Buker, Susan Kelly, Evelyn Duncan, Frank Skeeler, Sandy Uzzle, Scott Gerrald, Emily Breaux, Ann Olliff, Ashley Rion, Davie Thompson, Fermin Brown, Grant Gilson, John Craus, Madeline Dawn Evans, Teresa Franklin, Beth Lindner, Donald Edgerton, Bill Braus, Charles Pou, Dana Sandlin, David Pendergast, Jimmie Allen, Lynnette Lothman, Susan LeBlanc, Kent Hannegan, JoLynn Sholmire, Lyndia Permenter, Jack Stout, Mandy Jaarah, Patricia Coppage, Chris Williams, Brittany Trantham, Joan Lyons, Mel Campbell, Rob Fisher, Tommy Thompson, Bill Pryor, Don Thompson, LaDonna Bell, Brennan Broussard, Carson Peet, Joy Hughes, Margaret Cavanaugh, Tyler Reves and Dee Culpepper. A FEW HAPPENINGS A move is on to legalize gambling in Texas. The excuse that will be used to convince Texans that we should have gambling is that the money earned will go towards education. No doubt education needs the money; it was robbed of $5.4 billion when Rick Perry wanted to balance the budget without raising taxes, improving his position to get the presidential nomination. However, remember when we passed the Lotto, the money would go to education. It didn’t happen and again we will be sold a bill of goods. Gambling doesn’t help our little part of Texas. In fact, it will hurt. Gambling will be in Houston, San Antonio and Dallas areas. We would loose nearly 2,000 jobs at the Louisiana casinos and also the dollars being spent here at hotels, res-

taurants, gasoline, shopping, etc. It would not benefit us at all. *****The Orange Mardi Gras parade is set for Feb. 2. The people who are involved go all out planning their floats and costumes. They treat it like the social event of the year. Today, it’s a big deal. I recall it in a simpler time when we gathered chickens and goods by horse back.*****Speaking of looking back, on January 2, 1948, Chester Holts, 38, was appointed sheriff to fill the unexpired term of the late sheriff Dick Stanfield. He and his wife Iva have a 19 years old son, Morgan Ray, a 14 years old daughter Nova Dee and a 16 month old baby girl Wanda Beth. Holts went on to serve 21 years, the longest serving sheriff in county history. Chester, Iva and Morgan are all deceased. Nova and Wanda live in Mauriceville. For all the years Holts was sheriff, the family made their home in the county jail. Nova Dee has written a book about those times. “Bugs Scuffle” may be available through contacting Nova Dee Strickland. *****Our friend Chief Jerry Wimberly started radiation treatments this week and is optimistic that he will be just fine in time. Our prayers are with him.*****Misty Songe, our friend with Verizon, lost her home a couple of week ago when a twister came through Vidor and a tree came down on the house.*****Shirley Zimmerman is still talking about her holiday trip to Oklahoma to see her new grandson. She says it’s just too long between visits. *****I recently heard a great good old boy story. Every time I hear a good, funny story, I think of our late friend “Buckshot.” No one enjoyed stories better than “Buck.” J.B. Arrington said, “Buckshot had him tell the same story a dozen times.”*****The Wednesday Lunch Bunch dines at Novrozsky’s this week and back at Robert’s next. Everyone is always welcome. *****A few natives we know celebrating their special day this week. It’s hard to believe that our buddy, “Blue Eyed Bill,” “Billy Jack” just a few years ago, is now 18 years old. Collin Slade Gros is now a Bridge City High School senior. The years have flown. Throughout those years he’s been a great youngster to be around. He hasn’t changed much since the “Blue Eyed” and “Billy Jack” days. He just smiles and rolls on. A great guy to have as a friend. Happy Birthday, January 10 and clear sailing ahead. ***Also celebrating Jan. 10 are Frank Skeeler, Sandy Uzzle and Emily Breaux.***Celebrating Jan. 11, Bill Mello, your happy plumber and Davie Thompson and Teresa Franklin.***On Jan. 12, Beth Linder, Bill Braus and Susan LeBlanc celebrate.***Jan. 13 is a special day for a special beautiful lady, our friend Lyndia Permenter, longtime wife of T.W., celebrates her birthday. We send best wishes. ***Jan. 14, Norman’s mom, Ruth Berry, turns 93. *** A gal we’ve known since birth Mel Kemp Campbell also celebrates her special day as does Robert Simonton, Bridge City councilman, who is a year older on Jan. 14.***Jan. 15 is a special day for Tyler Reves, Joy Hughes and Dee Culpepper.*****Happy Anniversary to friends Margie and Harry Stephens on 27 years of marriage on Jan. 11. Best wishes for many healthy years ahead. *****All three Orange County boys in the NFL are still in the playoffs. At least one will still be standing after next weekend. Orange native Wade Phillips and the Texans are coming off a 19-13 win over Cincinnati but next they travel to New England to face Tom Brady and the Patriots. The other game pits Bridge City’s Matt Bryant and the Falcons against West Orange-Stark’s Earl Campbell and the Seahawks. Earl had a pick that turned the game around for Seattle when the team was behind 14-3. They came back to beat a hurt RGIII and the Redskins 24-14. The Falcons playing at home gives them the favorite spot.*****The Tide was just too strong for the Fighting Irish to handle. As much as I disliked it, Alabama was just over powering. They ran all over Notre Dame 42-14 to capture the national championship. Alabama has won the championship three out of the last four years. More reason why college football should have an eight team playoff system. A&M beat up on Oklahoma and ended up tied for fifth place with Georgia.*****Our friend, Parks Director Donna Scales, tells us that 500 Rainbow Trout are due to be released at Claiborne West this Wednesday.*****The Orange County Riverfront Festival, held in conjunction with BassMasters Elite Series, will be held March 14 to 17.*****The 53rd annual Bridge City Chamber “Taste of the Bayou” Banquet will be held Monday, Jan. 14, 6 p.m. at the Community Center. Great food from 15 of the area’s best restaurants with a variety from Cajun to Cuban and everything in between. Tickets are only $15 and the event is open to the public, dress is casual. Please call 735-5671 for more information.   CAJUN STORY OF THE WEEK Boudreaux-Boudreaux and Comeaux Construction Company were preparing a site for a new rice mill in Abbeville. Da company hired several new workers for da project. One was a young Texas worker who bragged and made fun of da Cajun mens. “Tex” him, made it a special point to make fun of one of the older Cajun workers. He bragged dat he was stronger dan any one else, especially da older man. Finally Clovis Fontenot him, couldn’t take it no mo. He had had enough of dat smart mout. Fontenot say to him, “Me, I bet you a days pay dat if I can haul someting in da wheelbarrow over to dat tool shack, dat you won’t be able to wheel it back, you.” Paul him, he laughed at old man Clovis and said, “You’re on, old man, let’s see wat you got.” Fontenot him grabbed da wheelbarrow and put boat his hands around da handles. He nodded to da young Texas bragger and said, “Get in you.” C’EST TOUT I’ve come to the end of another column for another week. I didn’t get around much but hope to visit more this week. I haven’t even seen Neighbor Cox and Ms. Ginny. Cox’s namesake, Millard Fillmore, was born this week in 1800. He was the 13th United States President. I haven’t seen one of my favorite people Beth Rach since her job was eliminated in the state representative’s office at Mauriceville. We have known Beth since she was a young puppy.*****I’ve had some questions about our new congressman, Steve Stockman, and how we will be affected by the difference between he and congressman Kevin Brady as far as Orange County is concerned. I’ll try to give my views on that next week.*****Please trade with our family of advertisers when you can, they bring you this publication free every week. Speaking of advertisers, no one does a better job than Keith Wallace and the folks at Reliable Cleaners. Great service. 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Jimmy Scales named Citizen of the Year

Penny LeLeux For The Record The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce has named Jimmy Scales as the 2012 Citizen of the Year. “Brandy [Slaughter] called me about a week and a half ago and said I had been selected as Citizen of the Year and congratulated me,” said Scales. “I was stunned. It was just out of the blue. It was nothing I was expecting.” Scales will be honored at the 53rd annual Taste of the Bayou Banquet to be held at 6 p.m., Monday at the Bridge City Community Center. The Business of the Year will also be named Monday from three nominees: Advanced Dental, Bridge City Bank and KOGT. Scales has been an associate judge with the Bridge City Municipal Court for the past 17 years. He is a lifelong resident of Bridge City who has devoted much time to the Bridge City community. He is the son of James and Sybil Scales, a graduate of Bridge City High School and co-owner of Scales Construction and Scales Portable Buildings, a family owned business that has been in the same location since 1969. Married to Donna for the past 39 years, they have three children: Jackie, James and Jerrid. Scales has spent countless hours coaching youth baseball, soccer, and basketball for many years. He is a past board member of Bridge City Little League, Bridge City Pony League, and Bridge City Youth Basketball League. “When the kids were little I was involved in all the sports, on all the boards,” he said. Scales was involved in founding the Bridge City High School Baseball Booster Club and the Bridge City Athletic Booster Club, serving as the first president for both organizations and as a past board member. “I’m the oldest of eight and we’ve all been on school boards, library boards and park boards,” he said. Scales has been active with the Orange County Chapter of the American Red Cross for 15 years, currently serving as a board member and served as chairman for three years. “It’s something that is very rewarding. My mother taught Red Cross swimming for 40 something years and when she passed away I decided to carry on the tradition and I’ve done it ever since.” Scales said he hasn’t left town for any disasters but, worked locally during Hurricanes Rita and Ike. He said they also get busy locally as a hub to disburse supplies between New Orleans and Houston. “Eighteen wheelers will bring supplies here, and then we load them into smaller trucks and send them where they need to go” He said they get really busy even though we may not be effected locally during disasters. Scales was elected to the Orange County Drainage District five years ago and is serving as a director and vice president. It is said that Jimmy Scales is a man who exhibits a heartfelt kindness that is felt by all who know him. “Our parents instilled in us to give back to the community. You don’t just take, take, take. You try to give back what you can. That’s what makes small communities work well. If every-

body does a little bit, then it’s not a big load on anybody.” Advanced Dental, under the leadership of Dr. Mark Messer, has been nominated as Business of the Year for its long history and distinguished service to our community. Originally opened in 1975 upon Dr. Messer’s graduation from Baylor Dental School, Advanced Dental has benefited many residents both young and old. He began offering much needed free services through the Smiles on Wheels dentistry day at the Bridge City Middle School and the Heart Free Dentistry Day at their office. Advanced Dental strives to be a technological leader in dentistry utilizing new state of the art equipment and through continuing education for himself and his staff. Advanced Dental has extended their hours for the convenience of their patients and is open until 7 p.m. two nights per week and has Saturday hours. In the past year, Advanced Dental has continued to grow adding two dentists and several hygienists, assistants and administrators to their staff. Bridge City Bank is one of the community’s cornerstone businesses. Originally opened in 1960, Bridge City Bank has served the residents and businesses of Bridge City for the past 53 years delivering the highest level of personal service to their customers. Bridge City Bank also serves the community through their participation in the Bridge City Chamber of Commerce as board members and ambassadors. They are staffed with seasoned professionals who are prepared to personally assist each customer in a fast and efficient manner. Bridge City Bank has freely given their time and many talents to chamber events and activities. KOGT 1600 AM is under the leadership of owner, Gary Stelly. From daily news to high school sports coverage, KOGT has been there for the community since 1948. With the advent of almost 15 years ago, the community has been able to get more information anytime, day or night. Besides the radio, you can also listen to KOGT on your computer, ipad and smartphone or find them on Facebook and Twitter. During the hurricane KOGT provided the community with an effective form of communication. Stelly has given his time as master of ceremonies at many chamber events and activities. Tickets for the banquet are $15. Table sponsorships can be purchased for $125. The casual attire event is open to the public. Participating restaurants include: Kirk’s on 87, Novrosky’s, Peggy’s on the Bayou, Hushpuppy Seafood Restaurant, Elements Café and Bakery; Roberts Restaurant, Tico’s Cuban Café; Golf Coast Cajuns; Hunter’s Seasonings; Chicken Express; Market Basket Deli; Domino’s Pizza; Market Basket Bakery and more. Entertainment will be the Gulf Coast Cajuns. For more information or to purchase tickets please contact the Bridge City Chamber of Commerce, 150 W. Roundbunch Road, Bridge City, TX 77611 or call 409-735-5671. The community center is located at 105 Parkside in Bridge City.


What to Watch Out for When Donating to Charity (StatePoint) Even when times are tough, many Americans budget a portion of their assets to go to charity. According to Giving USA, a research institute that publishes data and trends on charitable giving, Americans contributed more than $298.42 billion to charities in 2011. While your heart may guide you to a particular charity, don’t just hand over your hardearned money without getting some information. Though all charities purport to be doing good work, some organizations have less than stellar track records. Just as you would scrutinize a financial investment, so should you examine a charity to ensure your money makes the biggest impact possible. Fortunately, there are resources out there that can help. For example, the BBB Wise Giving Alliance, established by the Better Business Bureau, connects donors to charities they can trust. Without judging the worthiness of a charity’s mission, BBB Wise Giving Alliance applies 20 Standards that ensure that a charity is aboveboard in everything it does, from money-management, to public transparency, to interactions with its board. Your money will be better used if you donate to a charity that is well run and meets these standards. So the next time you donate, first consider accessing a free report of the charity of your choice at And if your charity is not listed, you can request a review. One sector, in particular, that is always in need of charitable support is education. Investing in education is investing in the future of the local, national and global communities. Here are some great examples of educational organizations that meet the standards of BBB and could use your help. • This online charity makes it easy for donors to help students in need. Public school teachers post classroom project requests ranging from basic school supplies to musical instruments. Donors can

choose projects based on criteria like location, subject, cost, or poverty level. • Girls Inc.: Girls Inc. offers programs that help girls navigate gender, economic and social barriers, equipping them to achieve academic success, lead healthy, physically active lives, manage money, and discover an interest in historically male-dominated fields like technology, engineering and math. They award multiple college scholarships annually. • National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD): NCLD advocates success for students with learning disabilities by connecting parents and educators with resources and tools. You can get a free copy of an evaluative listing of educational and other national charities by sending your name and address to Wise Giving Guide, 3033 Wilson Blvd, Suite 600, Arlington, VA, 22201 or email With the cost of education on the rise, the need to offer financial support to educational institutions is increasingly important. But remember, if you’re going to give, give wisely.


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Community Bulletin Board

BCLL holding spring registration Bridge City Little League will be holding spring registration for kids to play baseball, softball, and challenge ball from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12, 19, and 26 at the Bridge City Community Center, located at 105 Parkside Drive in Bridge City. Fees are discounted for children registered on or before Jan. 19, 2013. As always, challenge players play for free. Please bring child’s birth certificate and a utility bill for proof of residence if first time playing at BCLL. Further information can be obtained at or by emailing us at Like us on Facebook for the latest updates as well. All children ages 4-16 are welcome to register regardless of financial status.

AARP income tax assistance available Feb. 1 The AARP Tax Filing Assistance Program will be offered starting at 12:15 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 at the Orange Public Library. Trained volunteers will be available from 12:15 to 4 p.m. Every Wednesday and Friday through April 15, 2013. Anyone seeking assistance should bring the following: All W-2 and 1099 Forms, including Social Security Benefits statements; Records of Capital gains and losses; Receipts of medical expenses, taxes paid, interest paid, contributions, causality and theft losses, job expenses, sales tax receipts for major purchases and Social Security cards for dependents; A copy of their 2011 tax return to help the volunteers prepare the 2012 return.Electronic filing will be available. No tax return will be started after 4 p.m.

American Legion to host lunch fundraiser The American Legion Post 49 will host their plate lunch fundraiser on from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013. The cost is $8 per plate and the meal will consist of brisket, link, potato salad, beans, bread and dessert. Walk-ins are welcome, delivery is available. Please call 409-886-1241 after noon on Wednesday, Jan. 9 and before 9 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 10 for orders and deliveries.

Bridge City Golden Girls to meet Jan. 8 The Bridge City Golden Girls recently held their annual Christmas Party at Baytown Seafood in Groves. There were eight Red Hat Society members in attendance. Everyone brought a gift and numbers were drawn for the exchange. There were three ladies celebrating December birthdays: Queen Donna Cole, Vice Queen Noel Ogburn and Lady Dorothy Huckaby. Vice Queen Tonya Burns drew the winning number for the hostess gift.

The food was wonderful and everyone had a good time. The club’s next meeting will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 8 but the place and time have not yet been determined. Anyone interested in joining a ladies club in Bridge City can call Vice Queen Tonya 745-5417 for more information.

OC Parks Dept. to release trout Orange County Parks Department announces the trout release at Claiborne West Park on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013 and Thursday Feb. 7, 2013. Five hundred trout will be released each day. Park hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. A fishing license and stamp are required. For more information call 409-7452255.

OC Master Gardener to meet Jan. 10 The next monthly meeting of the Orange County Master Gardener Association will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 10 at the Salvation Army Building on the corner of MLK and Strickland Drs. in Orange. The meeting will with a potluck supper. All members are asked to remit their 2013 dues of $14 at this meeting. If not paid, they will be considered past due. The public is invited to attend and learn more about our organization. For more information, please visit our website and click on Contact Us.

BCLL holding spring registration Bridge City Little League will be holding spring registration for kids to play baseball, softball, and challenge ball from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12, 19, and 26 at the Bridge City Community Center, located at 105 Parkside Drive in Bridge City. Fees are discounted for children registered on or before Jan. 19, 2013. As always, challenge players play for free. Please bring child’s birth certificate and a utility bill for proof of residence if first time playing at BCLL. Further information can be obtained at or by emailing us at Like us on Facebook for the latest updates as well. All children ages 4-16 are welcome to register regardless of financial status.

AgriLife to host ant program

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension is holding an ant program at 6 p.m. on Jan. 14, at the Raymond Gould Community Center in Vidor. Dr. Bart Drees, an Entemology Specialist from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension in College Station, will be speaking and answering questions on the Texas Leaf Cutter Ants, the Rasberry Crazy Ants, and the Fire Ants in the area.  This program is free and open to the public. For more information, please call the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office 409-882-7010.

OC Retired Senior Citizens to meet Jan. 14 The Orange County Retired Senior Citizens will have their monthly meeting at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 14 at The Salvation Army Building on the corner of MLK and Strickland Dr. All members are urged to attend and are encouraged to invite a guest to attend. Bring a covered dish for the noon meal. Each is asked to bring a prize for the Bingo games. All seniors are welcome to attend. For more information call 883-6161.

OC Retired Teachers to meet Jan. 14

The Orange County Retired Teachers Assn. will meet at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 at the Wesley United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 401 37th St. in Orange. The guest speaker will be John Paschall of the Southeast Texas Better Business Bureau. January hostesses will provide a light lunch after the meeting.

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Red Hot Flashers to meet Jan. 17

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The Red Hot Flashers of the Red Hat Society will meet at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17 in the garden area of Walmart to carpool to LeBergue Casino in Lake Charles. Ladies will carpool. Birthday ladies are: Lady Cha Cha, Marcie Baca and Patty McKinley. Please do not bring door prizes. A discussion will be held on how to celebrate winning first place in the Shangri La Christmas Tree contests for organizations. All ladies are welcome. For information call 883-1609.


Cormier Museum to open Jan. 19

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6th Annual Glenn Pearson Alumni Basketball Game The sixth annual Bridge City High School Glenn Pearson Alumni Basketball Game Saturday, Feb. 2. Tip-off is set for 3:30 p.m. All interested players are to e-mail Coach Knight at tony. ASAP to reserve a spot. The only participation requirement is that you must have played Varsity basketball at and graduated from Bridge City High School. Interested players should include in the e-mail the year they graduated, the coach they played for and their jersey number.

Mardi Gras Parade set for Feb. 2

The Krewe of Krewe’s Mardi Gras Parade is set for Saturday, Feb. 2 in Historical Downtown Orange. Those wishing to participate and have a float in the parade can pick up an application at the Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce or email Lacey at Entry fees will cost $100 and the applications must be turned in by Wednesday, Jan 23. A mandatory drivers meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 29. For questions or more information, please call the chamber office at 409-883-3536.

Eagles offers activities, pool tournament and hall rental The Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 2523, located at 803 N. 28th St. in Orange is offering several classes, activities and fundraisers. Free scrapbook classes are held at 4 p.m. each Tuesday. The community is invited. Free genealogy classes are offered at 4 p.m. each Wednesday. The Eagles will host a pool tournament every Friday beginning at 8 p.m. Prize money will given to first and second place winners. Food will be available. The Eagles have new hours of operation. The Eagles have new hours of operation. They will now be open on Monday’s at 4pm. The hours for the rest of the week remain the same. Patrons will now enjoy free pool, free popcorn and drink specials Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday during special hours. As always our community is invited to come meet our members and enjoy our facility. 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. The Texas Fraternal Order of Eagles selects a charity each year as State Project. The “Battered Women’s Foundation” has been selected. The Orange Fraternal Order Eagles holds a yearly “charity fair” to assist in raising money for this worthy project. The date for the current state project charity fair has been set for April 27, 2013. The charity fair will be held at The Fraternal Order of Eagles located at 803 N. 28th St., Orange, Texas. This will be the largest activity to raise funds while smaller fund raisers are being held to help our organization with this worthwhile charity. Our community and surrounding communities will be kept informed to enjoy dances and other events as scheduled. For more information on The Battered Women’s Foundation, (BWF), call 1 (817) 284-8464, E-Mail: or websitqe: For more information on any of the activities or rent the hall contact Sharon Bodin at 409-735-8662 or 409-719-7793.

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.

Boy Scouts to host annual flag fundraiser The Boy Scouts of Troop 62 is now accepting subscriptions for commemorative flag displays in and around North Orange (near Hwy. 87 and Meeks Drive) between IH-10 and South Teal Road. The 3’ by 5’ flags will be displayed on the five flag days of the year (Memorial Day, Flag Day, Fourth of July, Patriots Day [9/11] and Veterans Day). The flags will be displayed no later than 9 a.m. on the commemorative day, picked up before dusk and stored until the next flag day. An initial $75 tax deductible donation ($50 for renewals) is required. Money orders and checks must be received 14 days prior to posting day in order to ensure timely service. All proceeds go to support Scout activities and programs throughout the year. For subscriptions, contact Bubba Plexico, Troop 62 Scoutmaster, at 214-770-0568; or Chris Wright, Troop 62 Fundraising Chair, at 409-882-9972.

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

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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.

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Deaths and Memorials Cliff R. Buxton Starks, La. Cliff R. Buxton, 80, of Starks, La., passed away Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 at the Care Center of DeQuincy in DeQuincy, La. Services by which to honor his life will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, at the United Pentecostal Church in Deweyville with the Rev. Darrell Orange, the Rev. Michael Orange and the Rev. Lloyd Parker. Rite of Committal and Interment will follow services in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City. Born on Dec. 16, 1932 in Starks, La. to his parents, Haston Buxton and Georgianna (Doiron) Buxton, he was a longtime resident of Deweyville and Starks, and had moved back to Starks in 1983. He was a member of the United Pentecostal Church in Deweyville and he worked in the Construction Industry as a Boilermaker for Local 587. He was a graduate of the Lutcher-Stark High School Class of 1950. Mr.

Buxton enjoyed hunting, fishing, travel and he also enjoyed cooking for friends and people within his church family. He will also be remembered for building barbecue pits for many people and for the many kind ways he helped others. Preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Lonnie Buxton and Orville Buxton; his sister, Geneva Chandler and his stepdaughter, Carlotta Doyle. Those who will most cherish his memory are his wife, Marjorie Buxton of Starks; his daughters, Terri Lee Buzbee and husband, Bryan of Orange; his sons, Charles Randall Buxton of Deweyville and Ricky Carroll Buxton and wife, Cher of Deweyville; his stepchildren, Douglas DuBose and wife, Josephine of Mauriceville and Angela Stephenson of Orange; his adopted son, Davin Simmons of Seattle, Wash.; his sisters, Jerry Reedy of Orange, Cora Lagrone and husband, Paul of Seattle and Irma Yadon of Seattle. Services are under the direction of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange. Condolences may be sent for the family

Robert Stephen Fears Deweyville Robert Stephen Fears, 44, of Deweyville, passed away Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 at his residence. Services to honor Robert’s life will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 9, in the Chapel of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange with Robert’s brother-in-law, the Rev. Michael Orange and the Rev. Damon Bickham, officiating. Rite of Committal and Interment will follow services in the Deweyville Cemetery in Deweyville. Robert was born on May 24, 1968 in Orange, to his parents, Johnny Elmer Fears and Beverly (Robinson) McClelland. He worked for Wal-Mart in Orange as a Manager. Robert was a lifelong resident of Deweyville; he enjoyed attending many school activities for his children, working outside landscaping and spending time with his family and friends. Robert will most be remembered for his kind spirit and his gentle smile. Robert is preceded in death by his father and his infant son, Randal Fears. Those who will most cherish his memory are his loving wife of

20 years, JeNell Fears of Deweyville; his daughter, Rose Fears of Deweyville; his sons, Joshua Fears and Zackery Fears both of Deweyville; his sister, Stephanie Orange and husband, Michael of Deweyville; his mother, Beverly McClelland of Lufkin; and his wife’s parents, Jearald and Pat Brown of Deweyville. Robert is also survived by numerous Aunts, Uncles, Nephews, Brothers and Sisters in Law as well as many extended family. Honoring Robert as pallbearers are Wayne Fears, Tommy Williams, Shawn Fears, Clint Bailiff, Joe Brown, Joe Waldrum and Jimmy Foster. Condolences may be sent to the family at

Terry “Dusty” Glenn Kirkland Vidor Dusty Kirkland, 62, of Vidor died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013 in Beaumont. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor, with cremation to follow. A gathering of family and friends will begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan.

9, at Memorial Funeral Home. Born on June 9, 1950 and a native of Beaumont, he was a longtime resident Vidor. Dusty was a Boilermaker with Local Union #587. Dusty is survived by his daughter Sharrah Self; son Joseph Kirkland; mother Tommye Kirkland; brother Sandy Kirkland; and nine grandchildren.

Winifred Jean “Winnie” Rudd Orange Winifred Jean “Winnie” Rudd, 75, of Orange passed away Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013 at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Friday, Jan. 11, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange, with Brother Dale Lee, pastor of the Cowboy Church of Orange County, officiating. Interment will follow at Mattox Cemetery in Mayflower. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m., Thursday, at the funeral

home. “Winnie” was born in Wiergate on Aug. 14, 1937, to Benjamin Alto Rudd and Onita Merle (Holton) Rudd Mattingly. She was an outside plant construction supervisor for AT&T and a member of the Woodworkers of Southeast Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents, Benjamin Alto Rudd and Onita Merle (Holton) Rudd Mattingly; step father, Roy Mattingly and nephew, Robert Hindt. She is survived by her partner of 35 years, Sue Caldwell of Orange; sister, Doris Reed and husband Jim of Orange and cousins, Betty and Carl Colicher of Lumberton, Sandy and Wayne Foster of Lufkin, Darlene and Bill Rogers of Florida, Robert Lynn and Sue Ross of Carolina Shores, NC, Ray and Nita Brock of Vidor, Gayla Dubose of Beaumont and her son, Benjamin Dubose of Houston, John William and Thelma Rudd of Spicewood, Ronnie and Mary Agnes Rudd of Marble Falls, Donnie Rudd, Fred Pfleider, Jr. of Lumberton, Martha Frances and “Roe” Wroebleski of Galena Park, Jerry and Charlsie Rudd of Greenwood

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Robert Earl Bryant Bridge City R o b e r t Earl Bryant, 79, of Bridge City, died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013 at The Meadows of Orange. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Jan. 8, at The Cowboy Church of Orange with the Rev. Dale Lee and the Rev. Keith Royal, of Winfree Baptist Church, officiating. Burial followed at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange. Born in Clinton, La. on Dec. 27, 1933, Robert was the son of Ralph and Lois (Lee) Bryant. He worked for Gulf Oil for 27 years and was married to Betty Bryant for 62 years. He was a member of the Orange County Sherriff’s Posse for many years and was a member of the Masonic Lodge. He was also an avid hunter and fisherman. Robert was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Joseph LeBlanc; brothers, Ralph and Jerry Wayne Bryant; and sister, Jean Hancock. He is survived by his wife, Betty Bryant of Bridge City; daughter and son-in-law, Pamela Jean and Clarence “C.J.” LeBlanc of Ragley, La.; daughter, Debra Gail Bryant of Bridge City; son and daughter-in-law, Robert Lee and Dana Bryant of Bridge City; grandchildren, Logan Bryant, Wade LeBlanc, Jenny Bryant; great-grandchild, Casen LeBlanc; and numerous nieces and nephews. Logan Bryant, Wade LeBlanc,

Greg Bryant, Ronnie Hancock, Al Hancock, and Wayne Williams served as pallbearers.

Effie Eve “LuLu” Gregg Orange Effie Eve “ L u L u ” Gregg, 74, of Orange, died S a tu r d ay, Jan. 5, 2013 at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Tuesday, Jan. 8, at St. Mary Catholic Church with Father Joseph Daleo officiating. Burial followed at Autumn Oaks Cemetery in Orange. Born in Kaplan, La., on Jan. 3, 1939, Effie was the daughter of Obray Fontenot and Elda Marie “Shune” (Roach) Fontenot. She was employed at Equitable Bag for many years and was involved in automotive care for several businesses in the area. Effie was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; and son, Russell Gregg. Effie is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Jennifer Gregg of Canyon; three grandchildren, Evan Daley Gregg, Joseph Keaton Gregg, and Sailor Bleu Gregg; sisters and brothers-in-law, Bertha and Jack Barron of Vidor, Eva and Ross Smith of Bridge City; nieces, nephews, and other family. Services were under the direction of Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. In lieu of flowers, a memorial contribution may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital; 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, Tennessee 38105; (901) 495-3300;

Johnny Paul Odom Vidor Johnny Paul Odom, 47, of Vidor, passed away Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 at his residence. Services to remember Johnny’s life were held Tuesday, Jan. 8, at the Vidor Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints,located on Highway

105 in Vidor, with Bishop David Ochoa officiating. Rite of Committal and Interment followed services in Autumn Oaks Memorial Park in Orange. Born on Nov. 15, 1965 in Beaumont, to his parents, Kelba Paul Odom and Darlene Gayle (Finley) Odom, he was a lifelong resident of Southeast Texas and he worked as an Automotive Mechanic in the Automotive Industry. Johnny was of the Mormon faith and he enjoyed fishing, martial arts, listening to Blues Music and spending time with his family. Johnny is preceded in death by his mother; his paternal grandparents, Kelby and Dorothy Odom; and his maternal grandparents, Virgil and Minnie Finley. Those who will most cherish his memory are his father, Kelba Paul Odom of Vidor; his daughter, Sara Odom of Pineforest; his son, Kelby Odom of Pineforest; his sisters, Diane DeRamus and husband, Michael of Orange and Darla Odom of Vidor; his brother, Hershel Odom and wife, Hollie of Vidor; a granddaughter on the way; and numerous extended family. Condolences may be sent to the family at

Ricky Odom Deweyville R i c k y Odom, 54, of Dewey ville, p a s s e d away Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont after an illness. Services to remember Ricky’s life were held Monday, Jan, 7, at the First Baptist Church in Deweyville with the Rev. Damon Bickham, officiating. Interment followed services in the Deweyville Cemetery in Deweyville. Rickey was born on Aug. 11, 1958 in Kirbyville to his parents, Herman Odom and Minnie Evelyn (Hudson) Odom. He was a longtime resident of Deweyville, a member of First Baptist Church in Deweyville and he was a

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Joy Parish West Orange Joy Parish, a lifetime resident of West Orange, entered her Heavenly home on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at Hospice of East Texas in Tyler at the age of 90. A graveside service was held on Tuesday, Jan. 8 at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Orange, officiated by the Rev. Randall Branch. Joy was a member of St. John’s and Wesley United Methodist Churches. Mrs. Parish was preceded in death by her parents and siblings, her late husband of over 44 years, Monroe Parish, John O. Young (the father of her children) and son, John Oliver Young Jr. She is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Janice Joy Jimerson and husband, Tommy, Sandra Jo Easterling and husband, Robert, Deborah Kay Butler and husband, Bill. Also, Mrs. Parish is survived by her step children, Phyllis Summers, Cathie Tschirhart, Sammy Parish, eight grandsons, and numerous great grandchildren. Joy was proud of her accomplishments such as being elected “President of the First Housewives Bowling League” at the former Brown’s Bowling Alley in Orange. She was named salutatorian of West Orange grammar school and later attended Lamar College in Orange. During her high school years, she was a base drummer for the memorable “Bengal Guards.” While married to attorney, John O. Young, Mrs. Parish was elected “State Executive Committee Woman from the 4th Senatorial District” while attending the democratic convention. Joy and her late husband, Monroe Parish, always enjoyed hunting and fishing and attending many family gatherings together. Joy was loved and cherished by her children and grandchildren, and many other friends and relatives. She will be greatly missed. Many thanks go to Riverside Hospice of Beaumont, Texas and more recently, East Texas Hospice of Tyler, Texas for their excellent care given to her during her prolonged illness. Theron, Scott, and Todd Jimerson; Pierce and Rob Butler; Eric, Tom, and Mark Edmondson; John Oliver Young III (Trey); and Robert Easterling served as honorary pallbearers. Services were under the direction of Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Gertrude Luella Sharp Vidor Gertrude Luella Sharp, 83, of Vidor died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 at her resident. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Jan. 8, at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor, with burial that followed at Restlawn Memorial Park in Vidor. Born on April 29, 1929 and a native of Stillwater, Okla., she was a longtime resident of Vidor. Gertrude was a homemaker. Gertrude was preceded in death by her husband Marshall S. Sharp. She is survived by her sons Marshall Sharp of Bridge City, Chris Sharp of Releigh, S.C., Elvin Sharp of Vidor; daughters Theresa Walker of Sulfur, La., Rose Armer of Village Mills, Miechael Eaves of Vidor, Connie LoBue of Vidor, Trudie Ranchez of Pensacola, Fla., Mary Fairchild of Deweyville, Alice Courmier of Vidor; brothers John Powers of Black Water, Okla., Eugene

Powers of Stillwater, Okla.; sister Lillian Frye of Oklahoma City, Okla.; 21 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren.

Larry Joe Shrode Beaumont Larry Joe Shrode, 73, of Beaumont and formerly of Orange, p a s s e d away Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 at Christus Hospital – St. Elizabeth in Beaumont. Services to remember his life were held Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013 in the Chapel of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange with the Rev. Harold Nazworth, officiating. Rite of Committal and Interment followed the service in Autumn Oaks Memorial Park in Orange. Larry was born on July 17, 1939 in Sulphur Springs to his parents, Joseph Doyle Shrode and Velda Jean (Mince) Shrode. He was a lifelong resident of Southeast Texas and attended Community Church in Orange. He worked as a computer operator at the DuPont Sabine River Works Plant in Orange and he served in the United States Marine Corp. Larry Joe enjoyed restoring old cars, fishing, hunting, camping, playing dominoes, surfing the internet and spending time with his family. He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Ronald Kris Shrode. Those who will most cherish his memory are his wife of 43 years, Iris Shrode of Beaumont; his daughters, Terilee Turner and husband, Thomas of Beaumont; Vikki Lytel and husband, Randy of Mauriceville and Paula Hull and husband, Victor of Mauriceville; sons, Donnie Fricks and wife, Kathy of Pasadena and Richard Shrode of Orange; sister, Pamela Bland and husband, Ronnie of Burkeville; brother, Ricky Shrode of Dallas; sixteen grandchildren, twentyseven great grandchildren and numerous extended family. Condolences may be sent to the family at

Kenneth Armand Worsham Orange Kenneth Armand Worsham, 84, of Orange, Texas, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013 at his residence. Funeral services were held Sunday, Jan. 6, at Grace Lutheran Church with Pastor Tom Haas officiating. Burial followed at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange. Born in Gary, Texas, on July 30, 1928, he was the son of James Arthur Worsham and Kate Laird. Kenneth enjoyed traveling all over the U.S. in his RV and fishing. He was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church for over 50 years, served in the Navy during the Korean War, and worked at DuPont for over 30 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, and one great grandson. Kenneth is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mavis Worsham of Orange; daughters, Karen Wickham and husband Karl of Orange, and Kathy Carmona and husband Marcos of Beaumont; son, David Worsham and wife Amy of Orange; eight grandchildren; four great grandchildren; sisters, Thelma Beeson and Tommie Ruth Spell. Karl Wickham, James Wickham, Marcos Carmona and David Worsham served as pallbearers.

Barbara Ruth Westphal Orange B a r bara Ruth Westphal, 65, of Orange, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013 at her home. Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 5, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange with Deacon Eddie Blankenstein, of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, officiating. Cremation followed under the direction of Claybar Haven of Rest Crematory. Barbara was born March 21, 1947, the daughter of Edmund and Bessie (Haynes) Riggs. She worked at many restaurants over the years, both as Manager and wait staff. She loved meeting people and talking to them, no matter what walk of life they

were from. But Barbara was most proud of her kitchen with all of her gadgets, where she made big meals for her family on holidays. Barbara worked for Organization of Christians Assisting People (OCAP). She was proud of being able to help many adults get their GED. She went on to West Orange School District, where she was a computer tech. Barbara then moved on to Park Place/Mid-Jefferson Hospital, where she became Director of Information Systems. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Issac Alexander and Estelle Toma Haynes; parents, Edmund and Bessie (Haynes) Riggs; brother, John Riggs; and sisters, Mary Riggs and Loudon Riggs Johnson. Barbara is survived by her husband, Paul Emil Westphal; daughters, Mary Michelle (Covington) Jones and Angela (Covington) Granger; son, Charles C. Westphal; and grandchildren, Alex Jones, Chad Bennett, Paul Ryan Kibodeaux, Christopher McDaniel, and Hayley Dilliner. She is also survived by her great-grandchildren, Allison McDaniel, Kylie Jones, Lillian Green; brother, Robert Riggs; niece, Deborah Johnson; and great-nieces, Ashley Watson and Paige Dagger.

Patsy Carolyn Watson Orange P a t s y Carolyn Watson, 61, of Orange, was born April 21, 1951. She passed away at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont on Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. Funeral services were held Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at Little Cypress Baptist Church with the Rev. David Turner officiating. Burial followed at Parish Cemetery in Little Cypress. Patsy was the daughter of G.E. Watson and Carmen Delores (McDonald) Watson. She grew up and worked in the community of Little Cypress her entire life. Patsy was a teacher at LCM school district for thirtyfour years. She began her career in junior high where she taught math and coached basketball. Patsy then made the move to high school where she taught algebra and geometry. She also made time to tutor students who needed extra help in math. Patsy taught evening classes at Lamar in Orange for 10 years. She loved teaching and would have continued had her health not cut her career short. Her biggest love in life was the beach and she loved nothing better than sitting on the deck of her beach house, sipping a cool drink, and soaking up the rays. Patsy was well known for her wry sense of humor, her kind heart, and her generous nature. She was preceded in death by her father, G.E. Watson; and survived by her mother, Carmen Delores Watson; sister, Cheryl Lynn Watson; and her beloved dog, Molly.

Deana Jo McMahon Mauriceville Deana J. McMahon, 50, of Mauriceville died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012. Cremation arrangements were intrusted to Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. Interment was held on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013 at Singleton Cemetery in Vidor. Born on Feb. 10, 1962 and a native of Beaumont, she was a longtime resident of Nederland before moving to Mauriceville four years ago. Deana is survived by her daughters Margaret “Maggie” McMahon of Mauriceville, and Faith McManhon of Port Neches.

Don Mosier Orange D o n Mosier, 80, of Orange, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, at the Medical Center of Southeast Texas in Port Arthur. Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at McDonald Memorial Baptist Church

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William Shatner and his one man show come to Orange Penny LeLeux For The Record

Laughter could be heard frequently at the Lutcher Theater Monday as the iconic William Shatner told the story of his life. “Shatner’s World we just live in it…” spanned the years of his life, growing up in Canada, trekking through the United States after his high school graduation, avoiding classes in college, and the beginnings of his acting career which has spanned over 50 years. Shatner had many roles before landing Capt. James Tiberius Kirk on Star Trek, the role that would have defined most of his career if he let it. Even though the original series only lasted three years in production, it took on a life of its own spawning many movies and related series such as “Star Trek the Next Generation” and “Star Trek Deep Space Nine.” “I grew up watching the original Star Trek with my dad,” Nicole Gibbs said. “We watched all the other Star Trek series as they came out, but nothing tops the original.”

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neral Home in Orange. A graveside service and interment will at 10 a.m., Thursday Jan. 10, 2012, at Autumn Oaks Cemetery. Born in Beaumont on June 20, 1982, Brittany was the daughter of Kerry Randall Deason and Lori Shannon (DeLaney) Deason. She was as a Cosmetologist and Tattoo Artist. Brittany was a very talented artist who enjoyed drawing but more than anything, she loved her children and spending time with them. Brittany was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Douglas and Nancy DeLaney and aunt, Dawn Aytes. Those left to cherish her memory are her dad, Kerry Randall Deason of Orange and mom, Lori Shannon (DeLaney) Dea-

son of Mauriceville; step-dad, Danny Stilley of Orange; paternal grandparents, Floyd and Sherry Deason of Deweyville. She is also survived by her three beautiful children, Kaiden, Mason and Briley Martin and their father, Frank Martin all of Mauriceville; brother, Dyllon Deason of Orange; uncle, Shane DeLaney of Mauriceville, aunt, Kathey Zirlott and husband, Eddie of Deweyville; cousins, Austin and Casey Aytes of Mauricville and many family and friends who all loved and adored her. Brittany’s family would like to thank Tracy with Baptist Beaumont Hospital in ICU for everything she did for them. Serving as pallbearers will be David Aytes, Gary Martin, Mike Coffey, Rocky Gonzales, Kenneth “Bones” Martin and Jeremy Zirlott. Honorary pallbearers will be Chris Trahan, Ray Granger, Casey Aytes and Eric Smith.

Brittany Renee Deason Orange Brittany Renee Deason, 30, of Orange passed away after a short illness at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, at Claybar Fu-


Many actors and actresses made a career out of Star Trek fame. Star Trek conventions are big business more than 45 years after the original series first aired. Some actors never manage to break from such an iconic role, and Shatner did go through a spell of no work livening in a pickup camper for a time. Shatner did breakout of his typecasting and landed several memorable roles through the years: T.J. Hooker, Denny Crane in Boston Legal and most recently, the Priceline Negotiator. He embraced all his roles in the one man show. Shatner has written books, directed, produced and even has several spoken word albums. Because of his kidney stone he sold for $75,000, someone in New Orleans has a new house through Habitat for Humanity. He’s led an interesting life. “Seeing William Shatner live was a like a bucket list moment for me,” Gibbs said. “I was totally star-struck and loved every moment of the show.”

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in Orange with the Rev. Jeremy Walton, of New Cherry Grove Baptist Church in Mauriceville, officiating. Burial followed at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City. Born in Orange on Feb. 4, 1932, Don was the son of “J.C.” and Adele (Grimes) Mosier. Don served in the United States Navy for four years during the Korean War. He served as an Orange County Sheriff Deputy for four years then was employed by Levingston Ship Building for 20 years. Don then worked for Sabine River Authority in maintenance. Don loved fishing at Sam Rayburn and was a good husband and dad, who enjoyed spending time with his family. Don was preceded in death by his parents and is survived by his wife of 59 years, Barbara Mosier of Orange; daughters and sons-in-law, LaDonna Bell and husband, Chaplain George Bell of Orange, Rhonda Wendling and husband, Wayne Wendling of Orange; grandchildren, Corey and wife, Jeannie, Amanda, Joey, Courtney, Chelsey; greatgrandchildren, Cobey, Chace, Icesynce, Blayden; and cousin, Emma Jean Dickerson and husband, Kenneth. Don’s Sunday School Class served as pallbearers and the honorary pallbearer was Cobey Sonnier. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.


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Locals bag waterfowl in final weeks

Fishing shows are a whole lot warmer COLBURN-FISHING CAPT. DICKIE COLBURN FOR THE RECORD

So much for picking a more favorable weather day to track down that trout of a lifetime. Over the past week you had the option of either fishing under a clear sun filled sky with a howling north wind that starched the vinyl flags at local car dealerships or fishing in rain gear in a stiff southeast breeze from “can til can’t”! I have been guiding for forty-two years and I am still amazed at the number of folks willing to pay a guide fee to endure such discomfort in the name of fun. If you have never made cast after cast standing waist deep in 49 degree water in leaky waders you either have good sense or your waders don’t leak. Unlike more pleasant times of the year, the obsessed angler that occasionally hits a home run in the winter is rightfully reluctant to share any information and I couldn’t agree more with their tight lipped policy. If you hope to strike gold, you shiver your way through nine tough trips out of every ten logged across the next two months. In the event that there is not a trout residing in Sabine Lake large enough to tempt you to even look in the direction of your fishing tackle take heart in the fact that upcoming Boat and Tackle Shows are held indoors. The Houston Boat Show is in full swing in the Reliant Center right now and will run through Jan. 13. The number of tackle reps participating has fallen off some over the years, but if you are boat hunting there is no better opportunity to compare apples to apples while talking with factory reps as well as the sales people. FISHING SHOWS PAGE 2B

Bridge City’s Jacob Lemoine shows a Drake Redhead he dropped during last week’s hunting trip with Capt. Chuck Uzzle. Lemoine, known more for hunting batters to strike out, the former Cardinal baseball player is pretty good with a shot gun too. More Photos Page 3B. RECORD PHOTOS.


Local duck hunters in both Texas and Louisiana are headed down the home stretch and as of this past week it’s starting to get tougher. Local marshes that were red hot during the first split have become tough places to kill a limit. Many hunters are now traveling much farther to hunt in an effort to find better populations of ducks and geese. The popular theory among many local hunters is that when we started getting rain last week that many agricul-

tural areas flooded or at least began to hold enough water to attract the birds. The key now seems to be fresh water, if you have an area that is holding fresh water you more than likely have plenty of birds. Hunters who have stayed behind in tidal marshes are watching empty skies and hoping for a big push of new birds from the north. Still others have decided to get on the road and go find the birds. Popular destinations this time of the year include the panhandle and

Father and daughter Mallory and Bink Grimes display waterfowl taken during last week’s duck hunt at Matagorda Bay. Grimes is the owner of Matagorda Sunrise Lodge a favorite hangout and hunting spot of The Record outdoor columnist Chuck Uzzle.

the coast. Goose hunters near places like Lubbock and Amarillo have had a great year so far and it appears that trend will continue. Duck hunters on the coast near Port O, Rockport, and Corpus have had plenty of the normal ducks like redheads and scaup to go along with bonus populations of puddle ducks like pintails, teal and widgeon. Hunting along the coast is always an enjoyable break from staring at the same old marsh all season. In what has become an annual event I took a group of young hunters down to Matagorda for a few days during the Christmas break from school and it was certainly a good time.

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Have the Texans gotten their swagger back? KAZ’S KORNER JOE KAZMAR FOR THE RECORD

Although the Boys in Vegas had the Houston Texans favored by five points over the Cincinnati Bengals in Saturday’s Wild Card playoff game at Reliant Stadium in Houston, there wasn’t an overwhelming number of Texans fans who honestly thought the team could shake its month-long trip to the doldrums and be competitive in this game. But the ones who counted the most—the players and coaching staff—preached all last week to the team that they merely needed to get the swagger back that accompanied their march to an 11-1 record during the first three months of the 2012 NFL season. Defensive coordinator and Orange native Wade Phillips reminded his unit that before “Bulls on Charade” became a popular term in these parts, his defense was one of the NFL’s best. “We said early in the week, ‘Let’s get our swag back,’ ” Phillips said in a post-game interview for the Houston Chronicle after the Texans ousted the Bengals 19-13 Saturday afternoon. “I thought it was something we needed to emphasize. They showed today that the swagger has returned.” Everything that had the Texans flying so high before December, returned for Saturday’s playoff contest against Cincinnati. They did just about everything positive EXCEPT score multiple touchdowns. They only scored one, but it certainly was enough, thanks to the four field goals by kicker Shayne Graham. The win was the first playoff victory for quarterback Matt Schaub, who was forced to watch last year’s victory over the Bengals from the sidelines as he recovered from foot surgery. Although Schaub didn’t throw for a touchdown, he helped the offense generate 420 yards and control the clock for 38 minutes and 49 seconds. The Texans were able to beat the Bengals without perfection, but by making the big plays at the most opportune times. Cincinnati’s only touchdown came on a bad pass by Schaub that was in-

tercepted by cornerback Leon Hall and returned 21 yards for the score. But Wade Phillips’ defense completely shut the door on the Bengals, keeping them out of the end zone and limiting them to 80 yards rushing and only 118 yards passing. Houston running back Arian Foster had a big day, rushing for 140 yards and a touchdown on 32 carries in addition to catching eight passes. He is the first back in NFL history to reach 100 yards rushing in his first three playoff games. Defensive lineman J.J. Watt had another outstanding game for the Texans with one sack, two deflected passes and a team-leading five tackles. As well as Houston played Saturday against Cincinnati, the Texans will need an even better performance Sunday against New England in Foxborough. Foster will have to continue his strong rushing game to help the Texans’ offense control the football and keep quarterback Tom Brady off the field. Houston is 8-0 this season when Foster rushes for at least 100 yards. The defense will have to play as well or better than it did against the Bengals. The Texans must avoid a repeat performance of their effort in December when Brady lit them up for 296 yards and four touchdown passes. The defense will have to force turnovers and not give up the big plays that plagued them in the first game at New England. And Matt Schaub and the offense must improve immensely in the red zone and score touchdowns instead of kicking field goals. The Texans scored only three touchdowns but have kicked 14 field goals in the last four games. This Korner believes Houston will need at least four touchdowns to have a chance to upset the 9 ½-point favored Patriots Sunday. But all of the pressure is on New England. They have to win. There’s no pressure on the Texans because nobody expects them to win. New England has certainly proven it can compete in big games and the Patriots have the rings and Super Bowl appearances—five during the

Houston Texan defensive coordinator and Orange native Wade Phillips.

Bill Belichick-Tom Brady Era—to prove it. All the Houston Texans have to show is two division titles and a pair of playoff victories over the Cincinnati Bengals. And they have their swagger back. KWICKIES…In other games during the Wild Card Weekend, the only wild card team to emerge victorious was the Seattle Seahawks who downed the Redskins 24-14 at Washington. All the news was about Robert Griffin III re-injuring his knee. Lost in the hubbub was the brilliant interception by Seattle free safety Earl Thomas of Orange that stymied a Redskin drive after they had jumped out to a 14-0 lead. The other two games came out as expected with Green Bay avenging last week’s loss to Minnesota by downing the Vikings 24-10 and Baltimore ending Indianapolis’ great season with a 24-9 win. Divisional playoff games this weekend feature Baltimore at Denver 3:30 p.m. and Green Bay at San Francisco 7 p.m. both on Saturday and Seattle at Atlanta noon Sunday followed by

Houston at New England at 3:30 p.m. The NFL coaching carousel is really beginning to spin with deposed Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid landing on his feet at Kansas City and the Buffalo Bills finding their next head coach in the collegiate ranks two hours down the New York Thruway and hiring Syracuse’s Doug Marrone. But Oregon’s Chip Kelly has decided to stay put with the Ducks after interviewing with the Cleveland Browns, Philadelphia Eagles and Buffalo Bills. The Houston Texans granted the Chicago Bears permission to interview offensive coordinator Rick Dennison as a possible replacement for fired coach Lovie Smith, who hails from Big Sandy, TX. The Arizona Cardinals plan to speak with Cincinnati Bengals’ offensive coordinator Jay Gruden, brother of former Oakland and Tampa Bay head coach Jon Gruden. If the handful of National Hockey League fans in this area are interested, after 16 hours of intense negotiations last weekend, the 113-day lockout of the players by management is

over and there will be an abbreviated 48 or 50-game regular season which will start on a date to be determined and end in early May, followed by the full playoffs. The owners and players will divide hockey-related revenue 50-50 (as does the NBA). Under the previous deal, players received 57 per cent. Although he has always disliked the American League because of the designated hitter, former Houston Astros slugger Lance Berkman couldn’t turn down Nolan Ryan’s offer of $11 million to be the Texas Rangers DH for the 2013 season. The deal—pending a physical exam—will pay Berkman $10 million this season and includes a $1 million buyout and a vesting option for 2014 that kicks in should he reach 550 plate appearances. As often as The Puma is on the DL, it looks like a one-and-done deal to me. I didn’t realize that former New York/San Francisco Giant shortstop Alvin Dark was still kicking. But the Lake Charles, La. native, who mentored several of my home-grown McNeese State teammates during his off-seasons, celebrated his 91st birthday Monday. JUST BETWEEN US…Today (Wed.) when the ballots by the Baseball Writers Association of America are released naming the players eligible for the 2013 Hall of Fame class, I wonder if former Houston Astros players Craig Biggio, Jeff Bagwell and most of all Roger Clemens will have the necessary number of votes to be inducted later this year. Clemens has made the most news and after he retired for about the fifth time in 2007 commented, “You think that I played my career because I’m worrying about that damn Hall of Fame? I don’t need the Hall of Fame to justify that I put my butt on the line and I worked my tail off. And I defy anybody to say I did it by cheating or taking any shortcuts, OK?” His lawyer Rusty Hardin added recently, “To say Roger Clemens doesn’t belong in the Hall of Fame is like saying Michelangelo was a fraud.” I believe if only one of the three former Astros gets in on his first year of eligibility it should be Biggio.

Fishing shows warmer stroke engines that continue to get faster, lighter and more fuel efficient and electronics that will do everything but actually catch the fish are on display in mind boggling numbers. If visiting with guides, tournament pros and tackle manufacturers is what you are looking to do, then mark your calendar for the 38th annual Houston Fishing Show to be held at the George R. Brown Center March 6-10. Not only can you pick and choose hourly seminars hosted by both fresh and saltwater guides, but get a sneak preview of new tackle and lures as well. Whether you buy a new rod or reel at the show or not, it is an excellent opportunity to get feedback from folks that fish every day. Invariably, I spend more time talking about techniques than anything else, but cost is no guarantee that a rod and reel is balanced or will do what you want it to do. Not unlike the Boat Show, this is an opportunity to compare apples to apples when shopping for a rod or reel. While on the subject of marking your fishing calendar, Jim Morrissey recently sent me the Triangle Tail Chaser tournament information for 2013 along with a few upgrades that were made following a very successful and well attended 2012 season. They will kick off the year with an open tournament on March 9 followed by five qualifying events scheduled March through August. Membership fees have been reduced to $20 this year with side pots and door prizes still up for grabs at every event. For more information you can go to their much more user-friendly

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web site for 2013 at www.triangletailchasers. com. It is still early in the game for this event, but as promised, Tony Viator announced that the 4th annual Cops Helping Kids Tournament has been moved up a weekend to July 26 and 27. Last year’s tournament was scheduled on the same weekend as the annual OCARC tournament and Viator stated at that time that this year’s date would be moved to accommodate anglers wishing to fish both benefit events. The OCARC will continue to host their tourney the first weekend in August. If you did not fish the Cops Helping Kids Tournament last year then you need to go ahead and make plans to do so the weekend of the 26^th .The entry fee is very reasonable, the prize money is substantial and the steak supper at the Captain’s Meeting the night before is worth the entry fee alone. For more information you can contact Tony Viator at 409-2847934. The Orange County CCA Chapter will hold their first meeting of the year Monday night, January 14, at 6:30 p.m. at Robert’s Steak House. This is yet another opportunity to eat, stay warm and talk fishing. President, Scott Bandy, and his dedicated group of volunteers have grown the chapter every year and welcome local anglers concerned with conservation and the future of our coastal fishery. For more information call Scott at 409-9883667 or Matt Still at 713-626-4222.

CDC: 1 in 8 women binge drink 3 times a month The dangerous activity of binge drinking -defined as consuming four or more alcoholic drinks at one time -- can take a toll on anyone’s health. And, as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals in a new report, it’s an under-recognized activity that almost 14 million American women participate in about three times a month. The CDC’s “Vital Signs” report, published in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report on Jan. 8, showed that one in eight women over the age of 18 admitted to binge drinking in 2011, putting down on average about six drinks per binge.The report also found one in five high school aged girls admitted to binge drinking last year. Binge drinking costs 23,000 lives and 633,000 years of potential life lost (YPLL) each year during 2001 through 2005 for women and girls in

the U.S., the authors wrote. Binging increases the risk of getting breast cancer, heart disease, sexually transmitted diseases, unintended pregnancy and other health issues, the authors noted. It may also lead to sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, and an increased risk for ADHD if pregnant women binge drink. The study revealed that U.S. women aged 18 to 34 were most likely to binge drink. Whites and Hispanics and women who live in a household making about $75,000 a year were also highly likely to consume excessive amounts of alcohol at one occasion. High school-aged girls were also likely to binge drink. About 45 percent of high school freshmen girls admitted to binge drinking, which gradually increased to about 62 percent of high school senior girls.

The Record • Week of Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Uzzle duck hunt Most of our efforts were concentrated on shooting ducks in West Matagorda bay where the large concentrations redheads tend to gather. During our trip we encountered some seriously low tides in the bay which made finding shoreline cover a difficult task. The three foot low tides forced us into some areas where we normally don’t hunt but that also allowed us to shoot more puddle ducks than we normally do so it all worked out. One of the greatest appealing factors of hunting on the coast is the hard sand bottoms and shallow flats that more closely resemble your kitchen floor than a pond full of marsh mud. The combination of shallow water, hard bottoms, and plenty of ducks make West Bay one of my favorite places to hunt. On the days when we didn’t hunt the bay we went north to Wharton and made a few hunts where shot snow geese and sandhill cranes. Again the terrain is a big plus as we were able to set up in dry fields and enjoy not getting muddy or wet which is a big difference from chasing those birds in a rice field of salt marsh. During our bets hunt we were treated to an incredible show of geese as they piled into our field at daylight by the thousands.


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The sight of all those birds in that early morning light was a treat, especially when they locked up on our decoy spread and dropped in like you can only hope for. A personal highlight for me was a couple of extremely long retrieves by my lab Sally on geese that sailed off several hundred yards outside decoy spread. It’s hard to put it into words how it makes you feel but I can only say I was beyond proud. Despite the weather problems and low water our trip was still a success and very enjoyable. I always look forward to making that run down the coast and the excellent hunting and fishing certainly is a plus. The final few weeks of the duck and goose season will be frantic as most all of the hunters will try to get in every last hunt they possibly can. Scouting and locating birds will become even more important as most birds will now become even spookier than normal since they have been shot at and seen every just about every trick in the book. Smaller decoy spreads, less calling, and fewer spinning wing decoys will help your odds as the season draws towards a conclusion. All of this and a little help from the weather folks could go a long way towards ending this season on a high note.

Orange County locals Jacob Lemoine, Jack Dallas, Hunter Uzzle and Chance Lemoine with a nice pile of snow geese follwing last week’s hunt at Matagorda.

TPWD announces Top 10 bass fishing lakes in Texas In reservoirs scattered throughout Texas, under the black skies of cool, fall nights, loud generators drone and bright lights beam from strange-looking boats built to transmit electrical current into the water to catch fish. Crews from Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) Inland Fisheries district offices use these electrofishing boats toKAZ’S collect inforKORNER mation on fish populations, including Texas’ most popular fish—largemouth bass. Bass anglers are always searching for hot lakes, for bass populations that are primed for great fishing opportunities. With this in mind, TPWD’s Spencer Dumont used electrofishing information collected from over 4,800 adult bass (8 inches and longer) in 78 hours of electrofishing effort at 935 different shoreline sites from 62 reservoirs in Fall 2012 to rank the top ten bass populations in terms of small bass, keeper bass and quality bass. What he found may simply confirm what you already knew. But more likely it will surprise you. Top Ten Lakes for Small Bass Small bass were defined as those from eight to 13 inches long. Sprawling Sam Rayburn Reservoir was ranked No. 1 for small bass at 161 bass collected per hour of electrofishing effort. Rounding out the top ten were: Sweetwater (143/hour) Proctor (120/hour) Toledo Bend (90/hour) Walter E. Long (86/hour) Eagle Mountain (84.6/hour) Ray Hubbard (81.5/hour) Leon (77/hour) Lake o’ the Pines and Lake Raven (75/hour) The average number of small bass caught per reservoir in 2012 was 44/hour. Top Ten Lakes for Keeper Bass Keeper bass were defined as those from 14 to 17 inches long. Lake Raven took the top spot for keeper bass with a whopping 75 bass collected per hour of electrofishing. The rest of the top ten were: Bastrop (64/hour) Walter E. Long (62/hour) Sam Rayburn (35.5/hour) Amistad (29.5/hour) Sweetwater (26/hour) Amon Carter (25/hour) Coleman, Gibbons Creek and Toledo Bend (21/hour). The average number of keeper bass caught per reservoir in 2012 was 13 bass per hour of electrofishing.

Top Ten Lakes for Quality Bass Quality bass were defined as those 18 inches or longer. Walter E. Long had the most quality bass with an impressive 18 bass collected per hour. The remainder of the top ten were: Bastrop and Raven (10/hour) Jacksonville, Houston County, Ray Hubbard, Sam Rayburn and Sweetwater (7/ hour) Mackenzie, Murvaul, Proctor and Stamford (6/hour) The average catch of quality bass3B per reservoir in 2012 was PAGE 3 bass per hour of electrofishing. Top Ten Overall The best overall reservoir, based on a combination of small, keeper and quality bass caught during electrofishing samples in 2012, was a tie between Walter E. Long and Sam Rayburn. Raven was No. 3, followed by Sweetwater (No. 4), Bastrop (No. 5), Ray Hubbard (No. 6), Toledo Bend (No. 7), Lone Star (No. 8), Houston County (No. 9) and Amistad (No. 10). Dumont cautioned that anglers should not expect to catch bass in the same numbers as the electrofishing boats. “Electrofishing gives an indication of how abundant bass of different sizes are in a reservoir,” he said. “Also, electrofishing does not generally collect very large fish. There may well be larger fish in a reservoir than show up in electrofishing surveys. Falcon would be a good example. We know that lake has lots of big bass, but it’s very hard to collect them with electrofishing.” If your favorite lake is missing from the lists above, it may be due to the fact that not every reservoir is sampled every year. And, Dumont noted, electrofishing is not an exact science. “Lake Fork did not show up on any of the lists, but sometimes you don’t get a good sample. That happens with electrofishing.” Dumont also pointed out that reservoirs are not all the same. “Electrofishing rates are not always directly comparable from lake to lake, so we typically monitor trends in the same lake from year to year.” Lake Dunlap: A Quality Largemouth Bass Fishery Lake Dunlap is a good example of a fishery that might surprise anglers with the quality of its bass fishing. (Toyota ShareLunker No. 539, a 13.34-pounder, was caught from the lake December 30.) The lake was impounded in 1928 and encompasses 410 acres of the Guadalupe River near New Braunfels. Little more than a wide spot on the river, it is a popular destina-

tion for recreational boating and fishing. Boat access is limited to one two-lane boat ramp (under Interstate 35), and bank fishing is limited to the bridge easement. The Inland Fisheries Division of TPWD has been managing the reservoir for many decades. Since the early 2000s, electrofishing surveys have been conducted every other year to monitor black bass populations and prey assemblages. Largemouth bass are the predominant black bass species in the reservoir, but smallmouth, spotted and Guadalupe bass are present. Since 2001, largemouth bass catch rates have averaged 92 fish per hour of electrofishing, and bass exceeding 20 inches have been collected in almost all of the surveys. On the angling side, Lake Dunlap’s largemouth bass have been in the limelight over the past few years as fishing reports and pictures of double-digit bass have flooded the Internet angling forums. A tournament held in Spring 2012 showcased the potential of Lake Dunlap’s bass fishery when a five-fish limit topped the scales at 35plus pounds. Lake Dunlap has become a destination for clublevel tournaments. The foundation of this quality fishery is genetic potential, abundant forage and diverse habitat. Florida largemouth bass genes are prevalent in the population despite just two stockings (1978 and 1988). The presence of Florida bass genetics allows for better growth potential and opportunity for production of trophy-size fish. Forage species, primarily sunfish and shad, are readily abundant and provide largemouth bass with the equivalent of an all-you-can-eat buffet. Largemouth bass relative weight indices (measure of plumpness) are above average, especially for the larger individuals. Lake Dunlap’s habitat is diverse. The upper third is comprised of shallow, fast-flowing water with lots of large boulders, gravel bars and large, fallen timber. The reservoir begins to deepen in the middle third. The river flow slows and large boulders are traded for drop-offs, ledges and gravel shoals. Rooted stands of aquatic vegetation are scattered along the shoreline and piers and boat docks provide shade and habitat for larger fish. In the lower third, the reservoir continues to deepen, becomes wider and flows slow to a near halt. Drop-offs and ledges are generally limited to the river and creek channels; sand/mud flats replace the gravel shoals; and colonies of

rooted aquatic vegetation are large and robust. Unlike other Guadalupe River lakes, Lake Dunlap has a large flooded timber field located in this lower section. Preservation and enhancements of these important fish habitats has been a recent focus of TPWD’s fisheries management activities, in collaboration with the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority and local anglers. The combination of a healthy, robust largemouth

bass population and high prevalence of Florida largemouth bass genetics coupled with abundant forage and diverse habitat has been the recipe for success in creating a quality bass fishery in this

relatively small water body. Electrofishing collections and other management activities in Texas’ public waters are made possible by funds provided by the Sport Fish Restoration


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KAZ’S FEARLESS FORECAST Lutcher Theater presents STOMP

NFL Divisional Games This Week


NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (12-4) over HOUSTON TEXANS (13-4) 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA. (CBS)— I picked the Texans to lose against Cincinnati Saturday so maybe I’ll be wrong again with this pick. The Patriots have lost their last two playoff games to teams they defeated in the regular season. So let’s make it a trifecta!!! SEATTLE SEAHAWKS(12-5) over AT-

LANTA FALCONS (13-3) at the Georgia Dome Noon Sunday in Atlanta, GA. (Fox)— This will have to be labeled an upset, but the Seahawks are on fire while the Falcons lost their final game to Tampa Bay and may not be able to re-fire up whatever momentum they had three weeks ago. DENVER BRONCOS (13-3) over BALTIMORE RAVENS (11-6) at Sports Authority Field at Mile High 3:30 p.m. Saturday in Denver (CBS)—The Broncos have racked up 11 straight victories and should reach an

even dozen when this game is over. Quarterback Peyton Manning has something to prove to the football world. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (12-4) over GREEN BAY PACKERS (12-5) Candlestick Park 7 p.m. Saturday in San Francisco (Fox)—The 49ers are a three-point favorite over the potent Packers and that probably will be the difference in the final score. This could be a high-scoring game, but the over-and-under (45) is less that the Houston-Patriots game (48½).

Baseball ticket prices set to go up

ARLINGTON– Prices are going up for individual tickets at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. The percentages vary based on the different sections, but the bottom line is the base price for tickets in most spots are higher. “When we look at increasing any ticket prices, we do it carefully and with a lot of consideration and internal discussion,” Rangers Chief Operating Officer Rick George said. “The last thing we want to do is increase ticket prices, but we are trying to build a long-term, sustainable model that allows us to put a great product on the field and have a great experience in here. That means we have to increase prices from timeto-time.” Some ticket information released today: *Individual tickets for the Texas Rangers’ regular season games in 2013 go on sale Saturday, March 2 at 9 a.m. at the First Base Box Office, at or by phone at

972-RANGERS. A look at those base prices (the prices are listed as gate price/premier price): Lower Infield: $78/$88 Outfield Plaza: $35/$40 Lexus Club Box: $72/$81 Lexus Club Terrace: $32/$36 Lower Box: $70/$79 Upper Box: $24/$27 Corner Box: $56/$63 Upper Reserved: $19/$22** ($6 for children 13 and under) All You Can Eat Porch: $51/$58 Grandstand Reserved: $11/$13 ($3 for children 13 and under) Lower Reserved: $35/$40 ** Upper Reserved pricing will vary based on dynamic pricing for individual ticket sales. Listed prices increase $1-$5 for adult tickets on day of game. * Premier Games for 2013: April 5-7 (Angels); 19-20 (Mariners); May 3-5 (Boston); 17-18 (Tigers); 31 (Royals); June 1 (Royals); 14-15 (Blue Jays); 28-29 (Reds); July 4-7 (Mariners,

Astros); 19-20 (Orioles); 2225 (Yankees); August 16-17 (Mariners); 30-31 (Twins); September 13-14 (A’s); 2629 (Angels). NOTE: Home Plate Seats, Capital One Club, Premium Dugout, VIP Infield, Premium Infield locations, Lexus Club Infield, and Lower Infield are available only on a season ticket basis. * The club is using “dynamic pricing,” for upper reserved adult seats, which allows them change ticket prices for certain games based on demand. They are working with Qcue, who will look at the starting pitching matchup, the weather, overall ticket demand, day of week and opponent, among other factors, to determine if the price fluctuates on tickets and how much. Fans can wait a certain game out and see if the price drops or buy early to be sure the price doesn’t go up. * Cash parking is $15 for all games.

STOMP, the international percussion sensation, makes its Orange, TX premiere at the Lutcher Theater for the Performing Arts, Jan. 22-23, 2013. From its beginnings as a street performance in the UK, STOMP has grown into an international sensation over the past 20 years, having performed in more than 50 countries and in front of more than 24 million people. Tickets range from $30 to $55 and are on sale now at www.lutcher. org or by calling the Lutcher Box Office at 409-886-5535. School group specials are available. Created by Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas, STOMP continues its phenomenal run with four global productions: the ongoing sell-out production at New York’s Orpheum Theatre, a permanent London company, and North American and European tours. Throughout its life, the show has continued to change by creating new material; this year, it will incorporate two new pieces. It is safe to say you will never again look at supermarket carts or plumbing fixtures the same way… or paint cans, or kitchen sinks or… STOMP, an overwhelming success marked by rave reviews, numerous awards, and sell-out engagements, is the

winner of an Olivier Award for Best Choreography (London’s Tony Award), a New York Obie Award, a Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatre Experience, and a Special Citation from Best Plays. In addition to the stage shows, STOMP has been an overwhelming success marked by rave reviews, numerous awards, an Academy Award nomination, four Emmy nominations and one Emmy Award for their acclaimed HBO special Stomp Out Loud, noteworthy TV appearances including The London 2012 Olympic Games Closing Ceremony, The Academy Awards (produced by Quincy Jones), Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, and a series of award-winning international commercials. The performers “make a rhythm out of anything we can get our hands on that makes a sound,” says co-founder/director Luke Cresswell. A unique combination of percussion, movement and visual comedy, STOMP has created its own inimitable, contemporary form of rhythmic expression: both household and industrial objects find new life as musical instruments in the hands of an idiosyncratic band of body percussionists. It is a journey through sound, a celebration of the everyday and a comic interplay of characters

wordlessly communicating through dance and drum. Synchronized stiff-bristle brooms become a sweeping orchestra, eight Zippo lighters flip open and closed to create a fiery fugue; wooden poles thump and clack in a rhythmic explosion. STOMP uses everything but conventional percussion instruments - dustbins, tea chests, radiator hoses, boots, and hubcaps - to fill the stage with a compelling and unique act that is often imitated but never duplicated. Critics and audiences have raved: “STOMP is as crisp and exuberant as if it had opened yesterday,” says The New York Times. The San Francisco Chronicle declares, “STOMP has a beat that just won’t quit!” The Los Angeles Times exclaims: “Electrifying! Triumphs in the infinite variety of the human experience.” “A phenomenal show! Bashing, crashing, smashing, swishing, banging and kicking – a joyous invention!” says the Chicago Tribune. STOMP is sponsored locally by LANXESS, the Southeast Texas Arts Council and by Cecil Marie Broom. The Lutcher Theater for the Performing Arts is located at 707 Main, Orange, TX. For more information visit or www.

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The AARP Tax Filing Assistance Program will be offered starting at 12:15 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 at the Orange Public Library. Trained volunteers will be available from 12:15 to 4 p.m. Every Wednesday and Friday through April 15, 2013. Anyone seeking assistance should bring the following: All W-2 and 1099 Forms, including Social Security Benefits statements; Records of Capital gains and losses; Receipts of medical expenses, taxes paid, interest paid, contributions, causality and theft losses, job expenses, sales tax receipts for major purchases and Social Security cards for dependents; A copy of their 2011 tax return to help the volunteers prepare the 2012 return. Electronic filing will be available. No tax return will be started after 4 p.m.

The Record • Week of Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Sign Up Now for Annual Community Trash-Off, Saturday, Feb. 9

Volunteers will be helping to keep the Orange area clean during the 18th Annual Community Trash-Off on Feb. 9, 2013.

St. Mary students eat science

For the 18th consecutive year, the Orange community is invited to help beautify the streets of the Orange area and the banks of Adams Bayou by picking up litter during the Annual Community TrashOff. This event, hosted by Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center, will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9. Participants are asked to meet at Orange Lions Park, which will serve as headquarters for the TrashOff. The Community Trash-Off began in 1995 as an effort to clean Adams Bayou and has expanded to include more than 60 streets throughout Orange, Pinehurst and West Orange. Each year, this program collects thousands of pounds of trash from roadways and waterways. With much of the area ultimately draining directly into Adams Bayou, cleaning the streets helps keep Adams Bayou free of litter as well. Individuals, organizations, businesses and families are encouraged to sign up a team early for the Trash-Off. Teams consist of three to five participants and are limited to adults

Mrs. Daphne McIntire, Science Teacher at St. Mary Catholic School, was can think of some interesting assignments to make lessons “come to life.” Recently fifth graders were learning about the different phases of the moon.  To illustrate the different stages that the moon goes through each month, the students had to prepare a food item.  Some of the lunar phases included full moon cornbread and halfmoon cookies.  This is one assignment the students enjoyed “finishing off”. Pictured are left to right, front Bryce McAllister, Manawar Rahman.  Back Adrian Willingham, Matthew Erb, Kaitlyn Orillion, Lauren Abrego and Jenna McCorvy.

LSCO names 237 Students to Dean’s, President’s Lists for Fall 2012

A total of 237 students earned their places on the Dean’s and President’s Lists for the fall 2012 semester. To qualify for the Dean’s list, a student must carry a full course load of at least 12 hours, have completed at least 12 hours of credit and maintain at least a 3.4 grade point average. To qualify for the President’s list, a student must also carry a full course load of at least 12 hours, have completed at least 12 hours of credit and maintain a 4.0 grade point average. Students from Orange County and the surrounding area are listed below according to award earned and hometown. Dean’s List: Bridge City: Hunter Allen Bergeron, Sarah Broussard, Paula Kay Coleman, Megan Elizabeth Croaker, Joshua Andrew Dial, Kaitlyn Renee Ezell, Jonathan Daniel Hudspeth, Taylor Marie James, Emily Ann Jones, Christopher Frank King, Chelsey Lynn Linder, Cody Blake Mills, Courtney Renae Pomonis, Joseph Wayne Robertson, Cristina Maribel Sanchez, Bethany Danielle Stanton, Jessica Rebyn Wiegand, Amy Nicole Woodruff. Buna: Kendra Denise Bean, Trenton Cole Boutin, Kaslynn Utah Brown, Camden Cole Conner, Carly Brooke Holloway, Amy Christine Hughes, Amber Brooke Sarver, Laura Annette Schurz, Tiffany Siobhan Smith. Deweyville: Dustin Ty Bickham, Lillian Renee Organ, Lisa Michelle Raymer, Martha Lynette Woodall. Orange: Daniel Solomon Battise, Taylor Michele Bright, Jessica Brown, Kandis Renee Browne, Mallory Kaye Burnaman, Adam Woodrow Caillavet, Jackson David Wood Calhoun, Eric Michael Chesson, Aaron Keith Cordeau, Robert

William Cornsilk, Christina Kay Crutcher, Megan Marie Daniels, Michael Loyde Denmon, Heather Jean Dubose, Danielle Denee Duhon, Tabitha Brooke Dunn, Kristin Elizabeth Dyer, Alexandria Elaine Eby, Jared Keith Evans, Christopher Dean Gantt, Chelsea Brooke Gentz, Jessica Linn Weeks Graham, Misty Carrol Guillot, Sabrina Kathlene Hardy, Trea Sean Henderson, James Michael Herbert, Brinson Dwight Hinson, Heather Brooke Howlett, Mitchel Thomas Hubbard, Randy Kent Hubbard, Gabrielle Paige Johnson, Benjamin Jacob Tillman Joiner, Jaroyas Keith Kirkwood, Ashley Nicole Lerma, Brandon Paul Massey, Dylan Frank McGuire, Nicole Ashley Moody, Delana Gail Odom, Brett Ashley Phelps, Kimberly Kay Reeves, Desiree Michelle Reiley, Jarrod Raymond Roberts, Trent Cameron Rogillio, Gabrielle Marie Saucier, Payven Jacory Simien, Abbie Lee Snell, Jordan Lee Stone, Patrick Stephen Taylor, Cassie Nicole Thompson, Debranique Michelle Tims, Kayla Nicole Tomlin, Sebastian Fredrico Vasquez, Matthew John Vaught, Tommie Vercher, Candice Lauren Vigil, Brenna Marie Wheatley, Heather Nicole Wilkinson, Alayna Breanne Willey, Bailey Magen Williams, Alexus Hope Williford, Jenny Rebecca Wolfford, Amber Marie Wozniak. Sulphur, La.: Brittney Carrol Dean, Emily Kay Istre, Alexis Dawn Lemelle, Paul Wayne Rode, Jaclyn Michelle Savoy, Casey Preston Smith, Gina Leigh Wuollett. Vidor: Justin Blake Beaver, Terrell Wayne Brister, Jade Savannah Daniels, Sierra Dianne Dyche, Jefffree Lynn Hoke, Jo Lonie Jackson, Mallorie Kay Jordan, Shanna Bre-

ann Jordan, Karlee Alysa Lafleur, Lauren Brianna Leblanc, Brooke Rose Loggins, Corina Raelene Lummus, Richie Bradley McFadden, Kristena Renee McNeel, Jessica Ann Mugleston, Tabitha Michelle Romero, Kelsey Elizabeth Sheppard, Dana Dale Smith, Joshua Tauzin, Alexa Ann Williamson. Vinton, La.: Christy Michelle Borel, Roxanne Rene’ Douga, Magen Joyce McDonald, Monique Janay Mitchel, Stormi Paige. President’s List: Bridge City: Shawn Alan Buchanan, Sheila Ailene Harper, Alexandria Marie Holland, Adam Wilmot Prosperie, Jerry Michael Winfrey. Buna: Lonnie James Burks, Crystal D’Leigh Carrell, Jeremy Kyle Sarver, Brady Lewis Williams. Deweyville: Tammy Renea Jarreau, Jillian Elise Slone. Orange: Brenda Findley Authement, Lena Marie Brooks, Paul Broussard, Christina Renee Brown, Jessica Lynn Campbell, Tara Dyanne Casey, Armando Chavez, Abigail Leanne Cole, Rachel Dartez, Michael Thomas Dubois, Brittney Morgan Fairchild, Devan Renee Ficken, Elena Anne Fontenot, Shatonya Marie Freeman, Amber Renee Helm, Brynne Ashtan Hulsey, Brian Keith Ives, Kimberly Ann Kelley, Shannon Lynn King, Michael Kevin Lindsey, Timothy Shane Marburger, Debbie Jacks McHenry, Tiffany Lenee’ McKnight, Jacob Andrew McShan, Carl Clark Miles, Tracey Dunmon Miles, Julian Christopher Morgan, Tuyet Thi Nguyen, Charles Jordan Perry, Tanya Marie Picard, Sheila Lynne Prince, Katie LaRee Risinger, Oscar Robles, John Joseph Sanchez, Corey Kent Sarver, Brittany Heather Sheldon, Brent

Evan Sherrill, Sarah Ashley Tarnaski, Jacob Austin Trevino, Kimberly Charlene Van Auken, Kane Don Windham, Connie Hughes Wooley, Marissa Faith Wyatt, Billie Daune Young. Orangefield: Adam Mott, Taylor Leigh Williams. Starks, La.: Ariana Rain McCaughey, Jerry Wayne Walker. Sulphur, La.: Rebecca Diane Shipp. Vidor: Christina Diane Correia, Michelle Marie Croft, Jessica Parrish Gibson, Courtney Rene Gilbert, Keaton Moore, Carla Louise Parks, Dorinda Kay Veydt. Vinton, La.: Sarah Elizabeth Leger.

and children age 12 and older. All teams must be supervised by an adult. Individuals without a specified team are welcome to show up on the day of the event and will be assigned to a team for the clean-up. Volunteers may bring their own gloves, however, gloves will be provided at the event, as well as trash grabbers and garbage bags for all volunteers. Volunteers with small personal boats are also needed to help pick up trash out of Adams Bayou. Those working along Adams Bayou may receive, if desired, a disposable suit to help stay clean. After the trash pick-up, all volunteers are invited to regroup at Orange Lions Park and enjoy complimentary pizza and soft drinks for lunch. Prizes donated by local businesses will be awarded to teams for their efforts. If a business or organization


would like to make a donation for this event, contact Kaycee Dortch at 409-670-0803 or Items may also be dropped off at the Shangri La Admissions Window. For more information on participating in the Annual Community Trash-Off, call 409-670-0803 or visit www. to download a participation form. Forms may be returned via email to, via fax at 409-670-9341 or in person at the Admission Window at Shangri La. Located at 2111 West Park Avenue in Orange, Texas, Shangri La is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information about Shangri La, call 409-670-9113 or visit


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Investing is a marathon — not a sprint Investors sometimes may get frustrated with their investments because those investments don’t seem to produce quick results. Perhaps that’s understandable in our fastpaced society, in which we’ve grown accustomed to instant gratification. But investing is, by nature, a long-term activity. If you look at it in terms of an athletic event, it’s not a sprint, in which you must pull out all the stops to quickly get where you’re going. Instead, it’s more like the 26.2-mile race known as a marathon. And as an investor, you can learn a few things from marathoners, such as: • Preparation — No one gets up one day and is ready to run a marathon. Marathon runners train for months, and

even years. As an investor, whether it’s hilly or flat. Invesyou, too, need to prepare your- tors should also create a strategy — one that self for the “long encompasses run.” How? By their goals and learning as much ways of working as you can about toward them — different asset and stick to this classes, types of strategy. risk and all the • Perseverance other factors as— Marathonsociated with iners may deal vesting. with injuries, • Patience — dehydration and Marathoners other setbacks, know they have a either while long haul in front training or durof them, so they ing the actual typically create Karen Collier race. But as long a “game plan” — Financial Advisor as they’re able to one that takes into account such factors as their keep going, they do so. As an physical condition, the weath- investor, you too will face ober on race day and the charac- stacles, such as market downteristics of the course, such as turns. But as long as you con-

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tinue investing and don’t head to the “sidelines,” you have a good chance of making progress toward your goals. • Vision — Marathoners study the course they’re on, so they know what’s ahead — and where they’re going. As an investor, you also need a vision of what lies in front of you — the number of years until your retirement, the type of retirement lifestyle you anticipate, what sort of legacy you plan to leave, and so on. Your vision will help drive your investment decisions. • Proper coaching — Not all marathoners have individual coaches, but many have at least gone to clinics or joined running clubs so they could learn more about the various aspects of this grueling event. As an investor, you can certainly benefit from guidance or “coaching” in the form of a financial professional — someone who knows your individual needs, goals and risk tolerance, and who has the experience to make recommendations that are appropriate for your situation. Every marathoner is familiar with the difficulties of the challenge and the satisfaction of finishing the race. As an investor, you also will be tested many times. Furthermore, you’ll never really cross the “finish line” because you’ll always have goals toward which you’ll be working. Yet, by emulating the traits of successful marathoners, you can continue working toward your objectives — and perhaps you’ll avoid the blisters, too. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by Karen Collier, your local Edward Jones financial advisor . Her office is located at 715 Texas Ave Suite D in Bridge City, and her office number is 409-7359413.

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Texas Historical Commission News New publication tells the real stories of Texas Historic County Courthouses AUSTIN, Texas––The historic county courthouses of Texas, deemed a national treasure by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, are the focus of a new publication available this month from the Texas Historical Commission (THC). Courthouse Cornerstones is an update of the THC’s award-winning Texas Historic Courthouse Preservation Program, and highlights the success and potential of the nearly 15-year-old initiative. Since 1999, the Texas Legislature has invested $247 million in courthouse preservation through the Texas Historic Courthouse Preservation Program, and the activity has generated nearly 10,000 jobs, $259 million in income, and more than $367 million in gross state product. More than 50 historic courthouses have been fully restored, generating more than $21 million in local taxes, and an additional $22 million in taxes to the state. Eight additional courthouse restorations will take place in 2013-14. Leading off the New Year are courthouse rededications in Comal (Jan. 22) and La Salle (Jan. 26) counties. However, at least 75 additional historic Texas courthouses continue to need assistance for repairs and restoration work, which led the National Trust to include historic Texas courthouses on its America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places list this year, for the second time. Announced in June 1999, the Texas Historic Courthouse Preservation Program provides partial matching grants to Texas counties for the restoration of their historic county courthouses. For more information on the Texas Historic Courthouse Preservation Program, visit A copy of the new Courthouse Cornerstones issue will be available later this month online. To request a copy, contact the THC Architecture Division at 512.463.6094. Award recognizes historic Texas businesses AUSTIN, Texas––The Texas Historical Commission (THC) encourages Texans to nominate a historic business in their community for special recognition. The Texas Treasures Business Award pays tribute to Texas’ well-established companies that are more than 50 years old. The award recognizes their exceptional historical contributions toward economic growth and prosperity to the state. To be eligible, business must be involved in the same type of business as when originally founded, and have a continuous record of employee or corporate community service involvement. Examples include the Tip Top Café in San Antonio, the New Braunfels Smokehouse, Adams Extract & Spice in Gonzales, and the Mills County State Bank in Goldthwaite. Created in 2005 through legislation authored by Sen. Leticia Van de Putte (D-San Antonio) and sponsored by Rep. Charles “Doc” Anderson (R-Waco), the program recognizes well-established Texas companies. The Texas Historical Commission is expanding on the program, offering special recognition through a public display decal identifying the business as a Texas Treasure. Consumers will know when they spot the familiar Texas Treasures business icon that they are doing business with a well-


BRIEFS LC Bapt. Church to host Bill Faye The Little Cypress Baptist Church will host Bill Faye, author of the book “Share Jesus without fear,” as their guess speaker and trainer on Sunday, Jan. 13. He will preach at 10:30 a.m. and will host a seminar from 5 to 7:30 p.m. All are invited to attend. The church is located at 3274 Little Cypress Drive.

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.

St. Paul UMC to sell cookbooks St. Paul United Methodist Church is selling homegrown, local cookbooks. All of the recipes come from members. The cookbook has tried and true recipes. The cost is $20 and all proceeds go to our mission funds. Please call the church 735-5546 or come by from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and pick up a copy.

established, Texas-owned-and-operated business that has long contributed to job growth. New recipients will be honored at a special ceremony at the State Capitol on Jan. 23, after which new applications will be accepted. Visit the THC website at to download a nomination form. For more information, call 512.463.6092.

New year, new website for the friends of the Texas Historical Commission AUSTIN, Texas––The Friends of the Texas Historical Commission (THC) invites you to visit its new website, where you will find features and images designed to inspire and educate about the value and importance of historic preservation in Texas. Detailed information on donors and projects being sponsored is offered on the new site, and visitors can make a donation or register online. The Friends was incorporated in 1996 by the State of Texas to help meet the THC’s need for private charitable dollars designated to protect, preserve, promote, and educate citizens about the state’s rich heritage. Support allows the Friends to offer resources for worthy projects not provided for in the state budget, such as the conservation of artifact collections, needed renovations to historic sites, and archeological investigations. It also provides a means for Texans to get personally involved with preserving Texas’ historic places and stories. Visit the new Friends website at to see how your gift can help make a difference. Revisit the Battle Of Galveston During the sesquicentennial anniversary GALVESTON, Texas––The 150th anniversary of the Civil War Battle of Galveston will be commemorated in that city Jan. 11-13 with re-enactments, lectures, living history encampments, and special tours. The Battle of Galveston took place during the early morning hours of Jan. 1, 1863, and is widely acknowledged as the most important military event in Galveston’s history. Taking place on both land and sea over the course of several months, the Battle of Galveston ended with Confederate forces driving out the Union ships that had held Galveston Harbor since October 1862. The port remained under Confederate control for the rest of the war. On Jan. 11, experience the story of the USS Hatteras, the only U.S. warship sunk in combat in the Gulf of Mexico during the Civil War, as the Galveston Historical Foundation in partnership with the Texas Historical Commission, Texas A&M University-Galveston, Ocean Gate Foundation, and the NOAA Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary host a variety of activities at the Texas Seaport Museum. Discover how modern-day archeologists learn the story the shipwreck holds, and experience some of the techniques used to locate, map, and document underwater archeological sites. For more information, visit, or call the Galveston Historical Foundation at 409.765.7834.

New Developments in Medicine Can Help Keep Communities Safer

(StatePoint) If you’re like many Americans, you may think of methamphetamine, or meth, as just a subject of television dramas. But what you may not realize is that the increasing use of this illegal and highly dangerous drug could be hurting your own community. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), meth use is on the rise -- 439,000 Americans ages 12 and older abused the drug in 2011. Aside from obvious health risks, long-term use of the drug can lead to aggressive behavior, violent crime and domestic disputes. And making meth involves mixing unstable materials leading to fires, explosions and the creation of toxic chemicals. These concerns, along with the cost of addiction, drug treatment and hazardous waste cleanup, are putting undue economic strain on communities as well as on federal, state and local governments. But luckily, there are steps everyone can take to help make their communities safer and decrease drug-related incidents. Treat Congestion Differently If you suffer from colds or allergies, you have probably noticed the effects of the 2005 Combat Methamphetamine Epidemic Act, which limited the amount of pseudoephedrine (PSE) products you can buy and moved them behind pharmacy counters. Now, thanks to new technologies emerging in the fight against meth, cold and allergy sufferers will soon be able to purchase medicine designed to help make communities safer. For example, Acura Pharmaceuticals, a company whose sole focus is to improve medicines with unique technologies to address abuse and misuse, is launching Nexafed 30mg pseudoephedrine HCl tablets. Nexafed, which is as effective as leading PSE products at providing nasal congestion relief, has the added benefit of patent-pending Impede technology, a proprietary mixture of inactive ingredients that disrupts the ability to extract and convert PSE into methamphetamine. Opting for such a medication over many traditional PSE treatments is one big step to limit the availability of a crucial meth ingredient locally. More information is available at www. Check Your Medicine Cabinet Meth’s ease of availability stems in part from the fact that it can be made at home using PSE extracted from currently available decongestants, along with common household products. So when you’re cleaning out your medicine cabinet, do so carefully. Take your expired cold and flu medications, as well as prescription drugs, to your pharmacy or to a local take-back event. To learn more about these events, visit, www.takebacknetwork.

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

St. Paul United Methodist Church 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

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!

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!

Trinity Baptist Church 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

Living Word Church Hw 87 & FM 1006, Orange 409-735-6659/409-543-5858 Samuel G.K. - Pastor Joseph Samuel - Asst. Pastor Sun. Service - 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wed. Service - 7 p.m.

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good cond., $250, (409) 7355082. MISCELLANEOUS MISC. ITEMS FOR SALE: large oval oak table with 6 chairs and removable leaf, $275; lovely victorian bookends, $20.00; large paintings with ornate frames, 65.00; pictures, knick knacks, beautiful blue fox coat size medium..asking $150; Doughboy Christmas stockings, doughboy cups, lots of pretties to buy cheap. Gorgeous blue King size comforter set, includes comforter, shams, pillows, dust ruffle and a curtain, $195.00 (still in bag), Kirby vacuum with attachments $245.00; Sony TV..95.00; two baby quilts, baby crochet quilts - $15 each; blue fox coat size medium for $150, lots of things Call Patty at 409-988-4842. ‘07 MORGAN STORAGE BUILD. for sale, 10’x10’, paid $1,700 will sell for $700 cash, (409) 225-4446. BOAT TRAILER, $60; Gun cabinet, $30, (409) 499-2128 or 745-2154. POWER KING TRACTOR w/ belly mower, Fordson tractor w/ front blade and back hoe, both run, (409) 735-6159. UPRIGHT WALTZER ORGAN, Church size, GOOD COND., (409) 883-8695. SERVICE ENCHANTED CREATIONS Let Us Clean Your Palace! Affordable Experienced We go the extra mile to please • Dusting • Laundry • Ovens




MAGNOLIA TRACE APTS., 865 Center, Bridge City, locally owned and maintained, Special for the month of December, Upstairs - $550 - downstairs $650, 2/1 with laundry room in apt. we are a in quiet neighborhood, but walking distance to Major grocery store, Pharmacy, restaurants, only 15 Minutes from Port Arthur. We take pride in our complex, $400 dep., Call(409) 886-1737, leave message. 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) MOVE IN W/DEPOSIT ONLY THE VILLAGE AND SOUTHERN OAKS Apartments in Bridge City. Pay No January Rent! 1 / 2 and 3 bedrooms now available for lease. Some units have w/d connections and covered parking. We pay water / sewer and trash on most units. Family friendly in a Neighborhood setting, close to all the refinery job sites and colleges. Downstairs an upstairs apartments available. Stop by our office at 245 Tenney St. Bridge City, or call (409) 735-7696 or 232-0290. 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

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LCM FOR RENT. 3-1-2. LARGE fenced yard, all electric, center AC/heat, $750/ mo., $500/dep. Call 7385177. Mobile home rentals. 2/1 IN BRIDGE CITY, 950 Center St., Lg. carport, & patio, Lg. yard. $700 monthly. (409) 313-4270 or 735-4817.

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.

CLEAN AND COMFORTABLE in Orange. Furnished 1 room, kitchen, bath, with utilities & cable. Furnished. Available now. No pets. Prefer construction worker. Deposit $200/ Rent $500 per mth & security check. Call 409-886-1997.

3/2/2 BRICK tile throughout, Granite, fenced yard, BCISD, $1,200 monthly w/ $1,000 dep., (409) 735-2030.

M.H. RENTALS BC AREA , as little as $30 daily for rooms, M.H.’s by day or week, starting at $30 a day or weekly, 735-8801 or 734-

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7771. (cctfn) 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) 720-8699 or 735-6701. 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., 474-1518 or 474-2252. ATTENTION WORKERS! 2/1 in nice park, Bridge City, water and Garb. paid, $425 monthly + dep. and references, (409) 474-1518. HOME SALES 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. BRIDGE CITY 3/2/2, 3 1/2 years old, 2132 sq. ft., sbo, beautiful open concept w/

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What You Need to Fight the Flu and Common Cold

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ACROSS 1. Alfred Hitchcock in his movie, e.g 6. *Banned insecticide 9. *Infamous weapon in Persian Gulf War 13. *”The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” author 14. Two halves AUTOS

‘93 LINCOLN TOWN CAR,executive series, cold A/C and all works,$1,800, (409) 745-2154 or 499-2128 & leave message. ‘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. ‘P A R T S TIRES OFF DODGE CHARGER, used 10 months, set of 4 Toyo 225/60R18, $400 OBO, (409) 746-3271.


Allow your light to shine unto the lives of our patients and their families by becoming a Hospice Volunteer! To inquire about our "Shiners" Youth Volunteer program (ages 12-17), or our Adult Volunteer

15. Chummy 16. Site of witchcraft trials 17. Fred Flintstone to Barney Rubble, e.g. 18. Stupid or silly 19. *Code name for detonation of first nuclear device 21. *1945-1990 antagonism

23. Batman and Robin, e.g. 24. *Rock and ____ 25. Unit of absorbed radiation 28. Manufactured 30. Stubbornly unyielding 35. Prima donna problems 37. Clever 39. Used to indicate

Program. Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at 832-4582. Hospice of Texas, 2900 North Street suite 100, Beaumont, Texas 77702.

more information call 9620480.

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


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AT. ST. PAUL UNITED METHODIST you can experience the warmth of friendly people, beautiful music, and inspiring sermons. Join us at 1155 W. Roundbunch Rd., BC each Sunday at 8:15 AM or 10:45 AM for worship experience at 9:30 AM for Sunday School. SUICIDE RESCUE of Orange County. Suicide is not the answer, give us a chance, 769-4044 Vidor. CRISIS CENTER. Rape and crisis center of S.E. Texas needs volunteer advocares to provide direct services to survivors of sexual assault in a medical setting. Comprehensive training is provided, Anyone interested should contact the Crisis Center at (409) 832-6530. ADVOCATES FOR CHILDREN, Inc. “A CASA Program” is accepting volunteer

(StatePoint) While last year’s cold and flu season was mild, experts say this year could bring you a wallop of sniffles and sneezes. While there is no cure for the cold or flu, despite what mom says about her soup, over-t he-cou nter (OTC) medications can provide relief for the most common symptoms. And these guidelines can help you better navigate the cold and flu aisle: Sneezing Got You Down? OTC antihistamines can provide relief from sneezing, runny noses and watery eyes by blocking the action of histamine, a chemical in the body that triggers congestion and upper respiratory discomfort. Constant Cough Cough suppressants, also known as antitussives, basically tell your brain to stop coughing. One commonly used cough suppressant is dex t romet hor pha n, which relieves cough

symptoms but doesn’t speed recovery. If you’re producing mucus, however, don’t take a cough suppressant. Instead, look for an expectorant, a medicine that helps thin the mucus in the lungs and soothe an irritated respiratory tract. All Clogged Up! Decongestants like pseudoephedrine (PSE) relieve a stuffy nose and congestion by actually narrowing the blood vessels in nasal passages so you can breathe more easily. PSEs are now located behind the pharmacy counter because they are an ingredient that can be used to make the illegal drug methamphetam ine (meth). Rest assured though, PSE has been safely used for decades. If you’re clogged up, consider treating your symptoms and doing your part to keep your community safer at the same time. Ask your pharmacist about new Nexafed

compliance over radio 40. It hovers 41. Red Cross supply 43. Like something that can’t fit anymore 44. Stay clear 46. *Ernest Hemingway’s nickname 47. Blue-green 48. *Split by a wall 50. Like Dr. Evil’s tiny self 52. Hog heaven? 53. Openmouthed astonishment 55. Recipe amount 57. *Salk’s discovery 61. Sea dog 65. “_____ Last Night,” movie 66. *Shock and ___ 68. Wide open 69. One who “_____ it like it is” 70. 100 lbs. 71. Attach to, as in a journalist 72. Editor’s mark 73. Lamb’s mother 74. Plural of lysis

12. Textile worker 15. ______ talk 20. A despicable person, pl. 22. *Hemingway’s “The ___ Man and the Sea” 24. Sometimes done to an argument 25. Betty Ford Center, e.g. 26. Type of nectar 27. Sorrow 29. Like a billionaire’s pockets 31. Received on special occasions 32. They can be Super or Krazy 33. Enthusiastic approval 34. *First cloned mammal 36. Potting need 38. South American Indian people 42. Kind of ray 45. 20 on a human body 49. *A Bobbsey twin 51. *Newly-founded state, 1948 54. *Gerald Holtom’s sign 56. Unusually small individual 57. Giant kettles 58. Lend a hand 59. *First AfricanAmerican to host a TV show 60. *Branch Davidians or Heaven’s Gate, e.g. 61. “Out” usually follows it 62. Captures 63. D’Artagnan’s weapon of choice 64. *Bolsheviks 67. *A huge web

DOWN 1. Those in a play 2. Purim’s month 3. *French Sudan after 1960 4. Correct 5. Heaviest known metal 6. Showing stupidity 7. *Its discovery had a huge impact on crime investigation 8. *Ma Bell, e.g. 9. Equivalent to hands on clock? 10. Eagle’s talons, e.g. 11. Long forearm bone applications at this time. You can apply by calling 1-877586-6548 [toll free] or going on-line to [there is an application at this website]. 30 hours of training is required. Record numbers of children are being abused. Your volunteer help is needed! The program serves Orange, Hardin, Jasper, Newton, Tyler and Sabine counties.


• Dirt / Shell Spreading • Bushhogging • Garden Tilling • New home pads Prepared • Sewer / Water / Electrical Lines Dug Home 735-8315 Cell 670-2040

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30mg pseudoephedrine HCl tablets, the next-generation PSE that provides the same effective cold and allergy relief from standard PSEs, but with technology that disrupts the extraction and conversion of pseudoephedrine into methamphetamine. Stop the Pain If your symptoms include muscle aches or high fever, consider an analgesic or painkiller. Most OTC analgesics fall in to two categories: acetaminophen or NSAIDs (nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs). Both medications can reduce fever and ease aches and pains from the flu or cold. Scratchy Throat Help ease throat

pain with cough drops or throat spray. While not a cure-all, cough drops or hard candy can help provide relief from a dry, tickling cough. Also consider taking a warm shower or using a vaporizer to increase the moisture of indoor air. No matter what your symptoms are, it’s important to get some rest and stay hydrated. Doctors rec-

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ommend six to eight hours of sleep every night to fight and prevent illnesses and keep the immune system healthy. If you have any questions or doubts about which medications may be best for you, talk with your pharmacist. And if symptoms worsen or last for more than two weeks, be sure to see your doctor.


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