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Vol. 53 No. 44

Week of Wednesday, February 5, 2014

County deciphers personnel policy Debby Schamber For The Record

The icy, treacherous roads may be gone but the bills had to still be paid by those of Commissioners Court during their weekly Monday meeting. According to Christy Khoury, Orange County Treasurer, payroll was held up until commissioners made a decision on how much employees would get paid. Personnel policy, which was adopted in 2006, states county employees are to be paid their regular salary when a disaster declaration is made preventing them from going to work. However, this is for non-es-

TxDOT Cow Bayou Swing Bridge Closures SH73/SH87 north and south bound, inside and outside lanes will have alternating lane closures in Bridge City for Cow Bayou Swing Bridge repair. Between FM1442 to just north of SH62. Tuesday (02/04/14) thru Thursday (02/06/14) 8:00AM to 3:00PM and Friday (02/07/14) 8:00AM to 12:00 NOON. Monday (02/13/14) thru Thursday (02/16/14) 8:00AM to 3:00PM and Friday (02/17/14) 8:00AM to 12:00 NOON. Monday (02/20/14) thru Thursday (02/23/14) 8:00AM to 3:00PM and Friday (02/24/14) 8:00AM to 12:00 NOON.

OC CCA Chapter meets Orange County Coastal Conservation Association meeting will be at 6:30 p.m., Feb. 10 at Robert’s Steak House, 3720 Park Avenue in Orange. For more info go to or call 409-9883667.

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sential employees. Those at the sheriff’s office who worked while others were off work will be paid double time. This Thomas includes patrol officers, jail employees, dispatchers and the kitchen staff at the jail. Other county employees who were “called back” to work in spite of the inclement weather will also be paid double. These employees are workers from the Road and Bridge Department and those who worked in the operational center. In addition, part-time employees who are on a ‘as needed” status will not be paid

while part time employees who were scheduled to work and were unable to go to work because of the conditions will be paid what they would have earned on that day. These include workers from the Parks Department and drivers in the Transportation Department. “Whatever the policy states is what needs to be done,” said Carl Thibodeaux, Orange County Judge. In other county business, county commissioners were granted an extension on completing their application for funding. During a Dec. 15th meeting, Dwayne Gordy, of the Community Development Education Foundation, gave a presentation to inform commis-

sioners about SB1747 and the new sections of the Texas Transportation Code. Gordy stated the county could benefit from applying to the available $400,000 in funding prescribed in the legislation. However, the county must first follow guidelines. First of all, they need to create an amended road condition report. They must also create a

reinvestment zone. Finally, they need to also have a transportation plan. During the Dec. 29th meeting Clark Slacum, county engineer, submitted a detailed report to commissioners to comply with the requirements. The report was placed into the minutes of the court. .According to Slacum, one the of report requirements was to

show damages by oil and gas activities. They continued their efforts with a public hearing before a weekly meeting. During the hearing commissioners discussed potential boundaries and requirements of a County Energy Transportation Reinvestment Zone as authorized by the Texas COUNTY BUSINESS Page 3A

Both parties getting ready for primaries David Ball

For The Record

A slew of local candidates, particularly on the Republican side, will make for a busy primary season. The primary election for the Democrat and Republican Parties is March 4 with early voting from February 18 through 28. Here are some of the local candidates who will appear in local races. Democrat Michael Cole, of Orange, is an educator at Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School. He is running unopposed in the primary. On the Republican side, however, eleven opponents will be vying to be their party’s nominee for the general election in November. They are: Brian Babin, a dentist from Woodville; Chuck Meyer, a Hardin County assistant district attorney from Liberty; Dave Norman, a former military officer and insurance agent from Webster; Doug Centilli, of Baytown, former chief of staff for U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady; Jim Engstrand, former military officer, farmer and business owner of El Lago; John Amdur, an attorney from Nassau Bay; John Manlove, a Pasadena businessman; Kim Morrell, a Seabrook business owner; Pat Kasprzak, an attorney, banker and educator from Crosby; Phil Fitzgerald, a business owner from Moss Hill and Robin Riley, former NASA employee who now works in the oil and gas industry from Seabrook. Incumbent David Bradley of Beaumont, an insurance and real estate agent, will face

challenger Rita Ashley, a former educator and business owner from Beaumont in the primary for membership on the State Board of Education, District 7. Kathy King, an occupational therapy assistant of Port Neches, will represent the Democratic Party in the November general election. Republican incumbent District 3 State Senator Robert Nichols of Jacksonville is running unopposed. Republicans Dade Phelan of Beaumont and Judy Nichols of Orange will face each other in the primary to be State Representative, District 21. Phelan is a businessman while Nichols is a business owner. Democrat Gavin Bruney of Nederland, a nurse anesthesist, awaits the primary winner for the November election. Orange County Judge has four Republicans squaring off against each other in the primary. John Dubose, a CPA and former Precinct 3 County Commissioner, will compete against Mike “Tuffy” Hamilton, a former state representative from Mauriceville; Mike White, and Orange businessman and former Orange County sheriff and Stephen Brint Carlton, an attorney, health administrator, county employee and military officer from Orange. Mandy White-Rogers, Republican County Court at Law Judge #1 incumbent from Orange, will not face an opponent. Incumbent Republican Vickie Edgerly of Orange, will CANDIDATES Page 3A

Event Coordinator, Sabrina Gray, is seen within the foyer of the Orange County Convention and Expo Center. RECORD PHOTO: Mark Dunn

OC Expo Center opens doors to public Debby Schamber For The Record


fter several years of planning and hard work, the Orange County Convention and Expo Center is open and hosting a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony Thursday. The celebration will begin with tours open to the public from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Expo Center located on FM 1442 near Interstate 10. There will be a ceremony for the ribbon cutting and dedication at 4 p.m. followed by a social mixer in the ballroom. The food for the mixer will be provided by the Garden District and Champs. The idea for the Expo Center has evolved over time. Initially Community Hands Assemble Multi-Purpose Structure, also known as CHAMPS owned part of the property along with other parts owned by the county. “Over time we purchased the land adjacent to the Orange County land and where the Expo Center is built with an understanding it would be part of the structure,” said Gus Harris, of CHAMPS. Later CHAMPS deeded the land to the county. They are still in the process of completing the project. CHAMPS is continuing to raise funds to build softball fields and an outdoor type arena. The multi- million dollar building originally was set to hold the Emergency Operations Center and Emergency Management,

but expanded to function as a multi-purpose building housing other county departments as well as a ballroom and conference rooms for rent. Since the flooding of Hurricane Ike damaged county buildings, also at the Expo Center is the Road and Bridge Department, Health and Environmental Safety and the OC EXPO CENTER Page 3A

Gun accident could send teen to prison Debby Schamber For The Record

Following her indictment on January 15, Melissa Ringhardt is expected to take a plea deal on Thursday afternoon on charges of endangering a child. Ringhardt will return at a later date for sentencing. She could face up to 20 years in prison for the second degree felony. The charges stem from an incident in October 2013 in the 1200 block of Scott Drive.

Dispatchers received a call about an unresponsive child. Upon arrival, deputies met with the caller and located the child at RINGHARDT the residence who appeared to have a fatal gunshot wound to the head. He was identified as five-year-old, John Allen Read. His parents are Kayla and Joe Read. According to reports, the

boy was left with a babysitter, 19-year-old Ringhardt, at the child’s home located in the 1200 block of Roberts Road, which is one block over from Scott Drive. Ringhardt said she heard a noise in another room of the residence. When she went to see what it was, she discovered the child with the injury. There was not a phone at the residence to call for help, so she carried the child to his grandparent’s house on Scott Drive where emergency personnel could be called.

Pct. 4 Justice of the Peace Rodney Price was called to the scene where he pronounced the child dead. According to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, during the preliminary investigation it appeared the shooting was accidental. But, the investigation later revealed something much more. Ringhardt had been living with the Read family in their residence for the past few months. On the day of the shooting, she was left alone with the five-yearold boy and a six-month-old

infant. Ringhardt stated to investigators she was carrying a handgun on her person in the home because she was scared of being home alone. The handgun was a semi-automatic .40 caliber pistol. Ringhardt left the handgun on a coffee table in the living room and went to the bedroom to take a nap. When Rinehardt later awoke from her nap, she noticed she didn’t see the boy around the house. She began looking until she found him deceased in the living room.

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County Judge Candidates Face Off David Ball

For The Record

Some voters got a chance to make a more informed decision after attending a debate of candidates for Orange County judge in the Republican primary. The Orange County Republican Party hosted the event Tuesday night at the Raymond Gould Community Center in the Vidor. The audience was packed. Candiates Mike White, Stephen Brint Carlton, John Dubose and Mike “Tuffy” Hamilton met and answered pre-selected questions for an hourand-a-half. Carlton actually spoke through telephone because he was training in the reserves and couldn’t break away. The moderator was former GOP Chairwoman Patricia Kemp. Respondents had three minutes to make their opening statements, two minutes to answer questions and two minutes to close. White spoke first and told of his 12 years experience as Orange County sheriff and his 26 years of business experience. He said he thinks Orange County has a bright future because of its natural resources and the biggest asset are the people living and working here. White concluded his opening statement by saying he wants to take care of people, take care of businesses and prepare the budget in advance in March workshops. “We can grow in two or three years or we can wait 10 years,” White said. Carlton said he has the most education and experience to be county judge with a law degree and an MBA, plus his experience gained in the military. Carlton favors a balanced budget, growing the economy and protecting the citizens. He also wants to stop people from leaving Orange County and moving elsewhere to live and work. “We don’t need buildings we can’t afford or we don’t need,” he said. Dubose touted his experience and background to be county judge. Dubose said he, too, wants to control finances and grow the county. Hamilton said he grew Tuffy’s Eatery in Mauriceville and served as a state representative. He said Texas is a businessfriendly state and he would like to see the same in Orange

County. Hamilton added there’s growth in Beaumont and Lake Charles, but not here and the people need a government they can work with. The first question was what were the candidates’ plans for economic development. White said he would work with local businesses as he did as sheriff in 2007 and 2008 to get China to bring business here. He also has connections in Washington, D.C. and the Texas Legislature to bring in business. Carlton said he would use any and all possibilities for economic development. He favors growing the population and keeping young people here to raise families. Carlton said he would bring in more industry, create jobs, utilize residents skill sets and sell Orange County’s image to others. Dubose said he would work through the Orange County Economic Development Corporation. “The businesses already here are important, but we do need to reach out,” he said. Hamilton said Texas is growing and Orange County needs to change big companies’ attitudes to bring them here. He added the people here are great, the county has the resources, it just needs a leader to get the jobs here. The next question was how to reduce the county’s $3.1 million deficit. Dubose said the process is simple, but not easy. “It’s simple. You don’t spend more than you take in,” he said. The trick, though, is which county services you want to cut and which do you want to keep, Dubose said. He added cuts are already being made and the next round won’t be as easy as the first. Hamilton believes the deficit is more than $3.1 million. The county has $5 million in reserves and they’re borrowing $3 million to $4 million now. Hamilton prefers a zerobased budget as used at the statehouse. If the budget is short, then the county will hold back on spending. White said budgets are short and being cut to the bone already. He would meet with department heads and other elected officials to make the hard choices. “We just have to make cuts and tighten our belts,” White said. Carlton said the deficit has been years in the making due

to poor financial planning and contracts not thought all the way through. He, also, would meet with department heads and nail down what they need, not what they want. Carlton cautioned, however, the deficit will not be fixed immediately. The following question was would the candidates pass a budget where projected expenses were greater than projected revenues. Hamilton said he wouldn’t and told how the state had a $10 million deficit when he was first elected as a state representative. The Legislature spent less than before and Hamilton said the county needs to catch it before the problem worsens- similar to paying off a credit card. “You can’t have that mentality in government or in business,” he said. White said he wouldn’t pass that kind of budget unless there were extenuating circumstances such as a hurricane hitting the county. Carlton said he has experience with budgets in the military and in private practice. He would increase efficiencies and not overspend. Dubose answered the last budget he was involved with as the Precinct 3 County Commissioner was a positive budget, but the revenues did not come in as planned. He estimates it will take the county a year or two to get out of deficit. The next question was if any of the candidates would switch parties and why. White said he ran as a Democrat for sheriff but switched because the Republicans are the most conservative. “The Democrat Party left me,” he said. White said he also trains and supports Republican candidates. Carlton said he has been a conservative his entire life and he would never switch. He likes the GOP because they are fiscally conservative, believe in limited government and for social reasons. Dubose said he switched after the Orange County Democratic Party chairman told him he voted like a Republican. “You can’t be conservative and be a Democrat,” Dubose said. Hamilton said he was a Republican when it wasn’t cool to be one. He said he believes in conservative social values, is prolife, smaller government, lower taxes and has an a-plus rat-

ing from the NRA. One of the questions involved the possibility of laying off county employees if necessary. All said they wouldn’t want to do it, but they would if conditions called for it. The next question is why they wanted to be county judge and would they give some of their pay back to the county. White said he pulled Orange County together at the sheriff’s office and he’s a cheerleader for the county. He added he would give back some of his pay and he wouldn’t do anything he wouldn’t ask someone else to do. Cartlton said he wants to help the county as judge and he would take a cut in pay to be a good steward of the taxpayers’ money. Dubose said he has the management skills to solve issues such as working out of two hurricanes. Dubose also said he would be the first to take a pay cut. Hamilton said he wants to turn the county around and he would take a pay cut. “It’s your money. When I was a state representative I said it’s your office. I’ll be a judge who works for you,” he said.

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Candidates face challenger Kay Abott, also of Orange, in the primary for district clerk. Democratic incumbent county clerk, Karen Jo Vance of Bridge City, will run unopposed. Four Republicans will be

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running for County Commissioner Precinct 2 in the primary. Incumbent Owen Burton will not seek another term. Candidates are: is Orangefield businessman Barry Burton, Jason Denman, a Mauriceville businessman; Ron

OC Expo Center

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Texas Argiculture Life Extension office. The Event Coordinator, Sabrina Gray, was recently hired for the new department for the county with the funds for her salary coming from the Hotel/Motel tax funds. The funding for the building came from insurance funds and Disaster Recovery Funding. Homeland Security grant funding for 2008 through 2011 allowed for the purchase of some of the technology available in the building such as computers, wiring and more. The Emergency Operations Center received funding through the 2009 Port Security Grant cycle which paid for the rest of the technology and classrooms now available for first responders. But even with grants comes the responsibility to match the funding which was paid with private donations. Gray is busy at work filling her calendar by booking events. However, with a possible gun show promoter seeking another place to host a show, Gray plans to meet with a committee and adjust the rental fees. But, so far this has not stopped others from making a reservation. Tickets are on sale for the El Mina Shriners Mardi Gras celebration. The fundraiser will have musical guest Sha Na Na, according to Gray. Gray has also been busy with brides hoping to use the ballroom for their wedding receptions. “They get me when they rent the building,” Gray said. Gray has been working on getting the Expo Center web page up and going. She has future plans for a virtual tour of the building and a gallery of pics from previous events at the center on the website. For more information on the events or rental prices the website address is

Cowling, an Orange businessman and Ted Williams, president of the Mauriceville Municipal Utility District. Republican incumbent David Peck, of Orange, will face Democratic challenger, Orange attorney Gail Shaw Barnett, for Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace. Democratic incumbent Janice Menard of Bridge City, will run against the winner of the Republican primary for Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace. Candidates are Candice Conroy Steele, a legal assistant from Orangefield, and Joy Dubose-Simonton, an attorney from Bridge City. Derry Dunn, a Republican incumbent from Orange, will run unopposed for Justice of the Peace Precinct 2. Jody Crump, Precinct 4 County Commissioner and incumbent, will not face a challenger as well as Republican Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace incumbent Rodney Price. Steve McKeithen, a Republican from Beaumont, is running unopposed for chief justice, 9th Court of Appeals District. Fellow Republicans Earl Stover III of Silsbee and Leanne Johnson of Beaumont will face off in the primary for Justice, 9th Court of Appeals District, Place 3. Judge Buddie Hahn, a Republican from Orange, is run-

ning unopposed for District Judge 260th District Court. The following are early voting locations for the primary; The Orange Public Library, 220 N. 5th Street, from 8 a.m. to 5 pm., February 18-22, 2014, Tuesday through Saturday, and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., February 24 through 28, Monday through Friday. Bridge City Public Works Building, 220 Nitsche Street. Same dates and times. First Baptist Church of Mauriceville, 11540 Highway 12. Same dates and times. Raymond Gould Community Center, 385 Claiborne Street in Vidor. Same dates and times. Orange County 2014 Voting Precincts for March 4 for the Democrat and Republican Primary Election are as follows: Box 1- Cove Baptist Church at 1005 DuPont Drive in Orange. Box 2- West Orange-Stark Middle School at 1402 W. Green Avenue in Orange. Box 3- North School at 801 Cordrey Street in Orange. Box 4- Alexander Homes Senior Citizens Center at 2023 N. 4th Street in Orange. Box 5- Trinity Baptist Church at 1819 16th Street in Orange. Box 6- North Orange Pentecostal Church at 7144 N. 16th Street (N. Highway 87) in Orange. Box 7- National Guard Armory at 4103 Meeks in Orange. Box 8- LCM Administration

Building at 6586 FM 1130 in Orange. Box 9- Sabine River Authority at 12777 N. Highway 87 in Orange. Box 10- Winfree Baptist Church at 19525 Highway 62 S. in Orange. Box 11- West Orange City Hall at 2700 Western Avenue in Orange. Box 12- West Orange-Stark High School at 1400 Newton Street in Orange. Box 13- Masonic Temple at 3528 South Street in Orange. Box 14- The Salvation Army at 1950 MLK Drive in Orange. Box 15- Texas Department of Transportation Building at 3128 N. Highway 62 in Or-



ange. Box 16- Mauriceville Volunteer Fire Department at 10691 N. Highway 62 in Mauriceville. Box 23- Orangefield High School at 10058 FM 105 in Orangefield. Box 24- Bridge City High School at 2690 Texas Avenue in Bridge City. Box 25- Bridge City Public Works Building at 220 Nitsche Street in Bridge City. Box 26- Bridge City Knights of Columbus Hall at 495 W. Roundbunch Road in Bridge City. Box 28- St. Paul Methodist Church at 1155 W. Roundbunch Road in Bridge City.

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Transportation Code. The county has to designate a reinvestment zone, but can work outside the zone too .The legislature has set aside $226 million for the funding. It may be possible for the county to get more than $400,000. If not all counties apply or are not qualified to recieve the funding, the amount is still divided but with a possible larger slice of the pie. Not only do they have to gather the necessary paperwork, but also they have to establish a committee. They will look to make the committee up of a minimum of three people and not more than five people. Of the group on the committee, one must be a representative of the oil and gas industry and two tax paying citizens. They may add the county judge and a commissioner to the mix too. County officials had until Feb. 14th to submit their application and information but were granted an extension until March 14th. Three employees from the Emergency Management Department will be going on two necessary trainings. They will go to Orlando, Fla. for a National Hurricane Conference in April. It is a budgeted item at a cost of $1,242 for each of the three employees. They will also attend a state conference in San Antonio in May at a cost of $1,022 for each employee. “To have a top notch emergency management team, you have to do the training,” Thibodeaux said.

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From the Creaux’s Nest EARL THOMAS III WORLD CHAMPION The most hyped Super Bowl in history has come and gone. The results were not what anyone expected, 43-8. My prediction was that if Seattle scored 28 points they would win. I didn’t believe anyone could score 29 points on them. After the safety, just 12 seconds into the game, I told those gathered, “Guys, this could very well be a blowout.” The Denver/Manning diehards were not convinced until the second half kickoff return by the Seahawks. Our guy Earl Thomas got a lot of air time and Coach Jimmy Johnson told about Earl being from Orange and him from Port Arthur. Earl, for sometime, has been an Orange County star but today millions of people in the US know who Earl is. Soon he will visit the President at the White House with his teammates. Earl became only the third local guy to play in a Super Bowl, Kevin Smith, Shane Dronett and Earl. Kevin won three rings and I’ll bet that before Earl’s playing days are done he will equal or surpass that. The Seahawks are young, tough and talented, with a coach they believe in. No one could have beaten them on this day. However, to place blames on Manning is wrong. The guy did everything he could. He’s one of the great ones, even though my vote still goes for Joe Montana. Payton’s entire team, on both sides of the ball, never did step up to the challenge. Earl and the Seahawks are fun to watch. They fly to the ball. It’s speed across the board. Earl Thomas III makes Orange County proud. Please read the story by Mari Ellen Jacobs, who was his former school teacher and friend. I have to move on, with a long way to go. Come along, I promise it won’t do you no harm. ONE PARTY STATE DULLS PRIMARY TURNOUT Statewide politics don’t seem to be creating the interest it usually does. Texas is not really a voter state. Texas ranked dead last among the 50 states in voter turnout for the 2010 general election with only 36.4 percent of registered voters. The national average was 45.5 percent. For the most part, it seems Democrats have lost interest. They have to show up on the ballot. This year, no Democrat has filed for election to a county position in 86 of Texas’ 254 counties. In 168 counties, no Democrat is running for county judge, including Orange County. Nationwide, Hillary Clinton is polling 73 percent. Even in Texas, she is bumping 50 percent so there are some Democrats out there. Gerrymandering has created “safe” districts. In 2010, only five out of Texas’ 32 U.S. House seats were completive, with most winning by large margins. Democrats have candidates in only 12 of 15 statewide offices. Only 40 percent of the 150 Texas House seats have Democratic candidates. Thirty-one Texas senate seats are up; only 40 percent have Democratic candidates. I heard the debate between the Republican candidates for Lt. Governor; my guess is that incumbent David Dewhurst could win the four-way race without a runoff. He’s going to need a good turnout in the March 4 Primary. Dan Patrick, a Tea Party candidate, trying to ride Sen. Ted Cruz’s coattails, is running second with about 20 percent of the vote. Patterson and Staples are near 10 percent. Dewhurst knows the pitfalls of a runoff; he’s been there before. Only half at most return to the polls in a runoff. That makes runoffs unfriendly to incumbents. The Lt. Governor’s race in the primary is the only race pulling the wagon. The governor’s race is not contested. The U.S. senate race has very little interest. Sen. John Cornyn’s opponent is nutty Steve Stockman. I bet he will get 30 percent of the nutty vote. With not much statewide interest, local candidates in Orange County will have to pull the wagon. Right now interest is low despite a very important county judge’s race. This seat is not a ceremonial position and folks should really be concerned about who takes over from Judge Thibodeaux. It is a full time job, with a lot of responsibility and a large payroll and budget. It’s not a ribbon cutting job. One open seat is to be filled on commissioner’s court from Pct. 2. Early voting Feb. 18 to Feb. 28. Election Day is a month away, March 4. *****Daily I run into voters who say they will sit it out until the General Election in November. Some voters feel disenfranchised. Gerrymandering is part of the problem. The U.S. Congress race is a good example. A small rural county like Orange has very little say in a Houston controlled district with a dozen candidates. Until redistricting changes that, we will be on the outside looking in. TURNING BACK THE HANDS OF TIME 10 Years Ago-2004 Orange attorney Louis Dugas was listed as one of the best 100 defense lawyers in the U.S. by “Attorney’s Best of the Best.” He was ranked one of the best seven in Texas, joining Dick DeGeurin, Samuel Adams, Gerald Goldstein, Edward Mallett, Randy Schaffer and Mike DeGeueria. Nationwide, Louis is listed with such notables as Leslie Abramson, Barry Scheck, Roy Black, James M. Ross, Roger Dunn and Gary

Spence regarded as the best trial lawyers in America. Louis has not lost a criminal case or trial since 1967. (Editor’s note: I was fortunate to watch Lou work at his craft. I’ve missed him since his death a few years ago. There are still a few of my attorney friends around who worked with or were around Louis. Many of Lou’s cases were won on technicalities. In that area he was as good as they came.)*****The new high school realignments out this week drops West Orange-Stark to 3-A. Coach Dan Ray Hooks will be gunning for another state championship. Hooks just barely made the cut with just a handful of students under 900. The new district has Bridge City, Orangefield, HardinJefferson, Hamshire, Anahuac and West Orange-Stark.*****In the last session, the Texas House passed a resolution honoring Thomas Floyd Smith for being the “Small Business Person of the Year 2003,” (Editor’s note: Now old “Sleepy” and Ms. Pearl have something in common besides McDonald Baptist Church. Pearl was honored by Texas Senate in 2013.*****New England Patriots beat the Carolina Panthers 32-29 with a 41 yard field goal, with four seconds left, after a kickoff went out of bounds, giving the Patriots good field position. Janet Jackson exposed her boob in the half-time show. (Editor’s note: That Super Bowl doesn’t seem like 10 years ago. We’re 10 years older and so is Janet’s boob.)*****Jerry Childress, executive editor of The Record Newspapers, is named Orange County Veterans Service Officer. (Editor’s note: After serving six years, Jerry and Barbie left the county and haven’t been heard from since.)*****Our U.S. Congressman Jim Turner proposed an East Texas memorial for the spacecraft shuttle Columbia. The bill is titled “The Columbia Space Shuttle Memorial Act of 2004.” The Feb. 1, 2003 accident killed seven astronauts when their shuttle broke apart over East Texas. More than 25,000 volunteers spent several months collecting pieces of Columbia’s debris.*****GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN: Dot Alfred and Joy Collins both died last week.***James Compton, 80, of Bridge City died Sunday, Feb. 1.***Anne Parrish, 79, of Orange, died Jan. 31.***Susan Babineaux, 82, of Bridge City, died Jan. 30.***Mary Lee Theriot, 82, of Bridge City, died Jan. 30.***Billie Scott LaTour, 69, of Orange, died Jan. 27.***Dorothy “Dot” Gifford Alford, 82, died Jan. 29.*****CELEBRATING BIRTHDAYS: Sue Gunn,turns 91 on Feb. 5. (Editors note: This great lady left us a few years ago.) ***Madison Johanson turns 2 on Feb. 5. ***Haylee Taylor was 14 on Jan. 25. ***Ethan Tyler Tant celebrated his first birthday Feb. 3. ***Todd Latiolais, 17, of Bridge City and Rhiannen Delano, of Orangefield are honored as “Students of the Month” by the 40 Years Ago-1979 The West Orange Chief’s basketball team consist of Coach Jim Weaver, players, Kenneth Richards, Mike Geter, Randy Trahan, John James, Bill McNamara, Donald Sargent, Bohn Dorman and Andre Robertson.*****Louis Dugas surprises everyone and announced for Democratic chairman against incumbent Pete Runnels.*****Dr. John Greco to run for County Judge In the Republican primary. Those running as Demo’s are: incumbent Grover Halliburton, James Stringer and James Broussard. *****Running for Commissioner Pct. 2, are: S.P. “Pete” Dickey, Claude Broussard, Glenn Seale, George Stevens, Morris Collier and Glen Peveto.***Commissioner Pct. 4: Incumbent Raymond Gould, C.O. “Goober” Williamson, L.B. Tiner Williamson, Ray Willie, Harold Carter and Sam Humberson.*** For Constable Pct. 2: S.N. Bill Dickerson, “James” J.R. Aaron, Leon Frederick, H.D. Tucker, R.J. “Ronnie” Burns, Robert E. Smith, Donald A. Gunn, Joe D. Hubbard and R.L. Bob Frederick.***Justice of the Peace Pct. 1: Viola Shirley, Claude Wimberly, S.E. Bellfield, C. Arnold Buxton and Allen D. Cary, Sr.***Justice of the Peace Pct. 2: Larry Gunter, Charlene Trahan and incumbent Marlin Shelton.***Justice of the Peace Pct. 4: Incumbent Joe Bunn and V.L. “Coon” Constance.***State Representative: Incumbent Wayne Peveto and Thomas Porter.***County Court Judge: David Dunn.***District Clerk Edna Enmond.***County Clerk Sallie Frazier.***County Treasurer Earline Hillard.***County School Superintendent James B. Peddy.*****Cecil Scales says the only thing lit up in Orange after 10 p.m. is Ken Rainwater. A FEW HAPPENINGS Coach R.C. Slocum, the winningest coach in Aggie history, will be the honored guest at the Aggie Moms gathering at First Baptist Church in Bridge City next Tuesday evening. Plenty to eat and everyone is invited.*****Mardi Gras Orange parade will be held Saturday, Feb. 22, 5 p.m. Deadline to enter is Feb. 12, cost $100. *****We were sorry to learn that Judge Don Peters has been under the weather. Hope he found the problem and the cure and is doing better. *****The United States economy’s solid fourth quarter growth adds to a bright outlook for 2014. The U.S. economy grew at a solid 3.2 percent in the fourth quarter. *****Seven players were inducted into the Pro-Football Hall of Fame. They are Derrick Brooks, linebacker; Claude Humphray, defensive end; Ray Guy, punter; Walter Jones, offensive tackle; Andre Reed, receiver; Aeneas Williams, cornerback and Michael Strahan, defensive end.*****Locally, Shirley is not the celebrity in the Roccaforte tribe, son-in-law Dewayne DuBois was named “Coach of the Year“ by SET Coaches Association. Coach DuBois, head coach and A.D. at HardinJefferson is a Bridge City product who makes us all proud. “Way to go Coach Beaver.”*****The Chuck Young Alumni Classic will be held at Bridge City Larry Ward Stadium, Saturday, Feb. 8, at 10:30 a.m. Alumni teams will again be coaches by Jacob Monceaux. Contact Coach Chris Moore at for more information. These games are always fun and entertaining. Make plans to attend. *****This week 45 years ago, Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson were killed in a plane crash. Waylon Jennings, who gave up his seat on the plane, went on to make a big name for himself. He also died a few years ago. *****On Feb. 7, 1964, 50 years ago, the Beatles invaded the United States. The rest is history. Elvis, Swamp Pop and every other kind of music had to take a backseat. *****Also, this week, Clint Black and Garth Brooks both turn 52. They were two years old when the British invasion started. *****A few folks we know celebrating their special day: On Feb. 5, Madison Johansson and Jane Chesson celebrate. *****Feb 6, Neighbor Cox and Ginny’s daughter, teacher Karen Duplichin, way up in Oklahoma celebrates. ***Also, on this day are Grant Jones, David Gryder and Peggy Jones.***Feb. 6 is the birthday of Tom Brokaw, who turns 74 and the late President Ronald Reagan, who had he lived, would be 103.***** On Feb. 7, Nancy Ewing, who has been recovering from a broken hip celebrates as does

Charles Smith and Luke Lyons. On this day Edee and the late Charles Pratt would have been married 55 years. Charles died last year. *****On Feb. 8, our buddy Todd “Big Daddy” Landry ages another year. Soon “Big Daddy” will be selling live, Orange County crawfish. ***Also, celebrating on this day is Lois Powell. *****On Feb. 9, Jivin’ Gene, who I’ve known since he was a puppy, celebrates. He ain’t a puppy no more.***Also, on this day, Karen Fusiler, Tony’s better half, celebrates as does Doyce Sherman, the boy who escaped Abbeville 60 years ago.*****Feb. 10, is a special day for a special lady. Peggy Albair, from Peggy’s on the Bayou, celebrates. She got an early birthday present when her restaurant got a Blue Ribbon 100 rating from the health inspector.***The Gunn twins, Trevor and Tyler also celebrate.*****On Feb. 11, Brittany Carpenter, Kevin Bourque and Jody Connor mark birthdays. Best wishes to all. Please check our complete list. *****The WednesdayLunch Bunch had a freeze out last week. This week, the Bunch will dine at Robert’s and return to Novrozsky’s next. Everyone welcome. Break bread with fun and knowledgeable people. *****The Ground Hog saw its shadow, meaning six more weeks of winter. Hopefully, in other places but not here. I think one more spell and we’ll be all done by mid-February, maybe a frost or two. *****The truth about the Keystone Pipeline: To complete it in Nebraska will employ 3,200 workers and 80 permanent jobs. The Texas-Okalahoma line is already complete. It’s not the big deal it’s being made out to be plus, we will be refining Canadian oil that retunes to them.*****This week, Feb. 4, in 1987, 27 years ago, pianist Liberace died at age 67. It doesn’t seem that long since he played locally at the Lutcher. Birthdays This Week Wyman Ogden, Paula Perkins, Devra Cormier, Caitlyn Eubanks, Rachel Beaulieu, Ricky Miller, Traci Anderson, Amy Campbell, Lindsey Garrett, Shirley Whitley, Carolyn Martin, Brenda Dubose, Jason Myers, Jeanie Kreger, Shirley Jordan, Amy Campbell, Ted Blanchard, Chuck Rowley, Lily Fields, C.B. Burns, Marty Delano, Eric Mangham, Regina Gaspard, Ron Mason, Scott Free, Steven Kimbell, Telisha Kuykendall, Cameron Powell, Lucas Adams, Mason Adams, Quade Clark, Wayne Sullivan, Virginia Williams, Brittany Leonard, Garrett Kerger, Jake Williams, Lisa Monceaux, Bobby Anderson, Peggy Costen, Daric Rogers, Fred Dohmann, Kelly McBride, Vance Thomas, Don Kachtik, Michael Hilliard, Stephanie Broussard, Rosalie Jones , Stephanie Carpenter, Alssa Allensworth, David Brandon, Shirley Brandon, Wanda Addison, Lisa Ludwig, Lydia Wilson, Brad Freeman, Eric Eshbach, John LeBlanc, Lindsey Hollingsworth, Mary Bull, Mel Moreau, Rheese Rhodes, Syliva Holloway and Jack Jones. CAJUN STORY OF THE WEEK Oris Robichaux call his neighbor Joe Comeaux, who recently built him a nice brick fence. Oris say, “Hello Joe, dat sho is a nice fence you build you. I’m going to build me one jus like yours, almost da same size. How many pallets of dem bricks did you get hanh?” Joe answer, “I got ten of dem pallets me.” Oris say, “Tank you.” So Oris order ten pallets of dem bricks to build his beautiful fence. Wen he finish him, he’s surprised to find dat he only used four pallet of dem brick. Oris him, he call his friend, “Hello Joe, I jus finish building my fence me and I got six of dem pallets of brick left over.” “Yep, says Joe, me too.” C’EST TOUT Why in the world would President Obama be so kind as to grant FOX News’ Bill O’Reilly an interview? He knew Bill wouldn’t ask him about current events, only spin the GOP FOX talking points. O’Reilly also is trying to boost his ratings during ratings time and of course stroke his own big ego. Monday FOX played and replayed the interview. The IRS local Connecticut issue and the Benghazi compound invasion has been settled with hearings that do not blame Sen. Hillary Clinton but they want to keep that issue burning to attack Hillary with in 2016. Everyone, unless their mind is closed to start with, saw the interview for what it was worth. The President did Bill a favor and Bill didn’t publicly thank him. *****We had a nice visit last week from our State Senator Robert Nichols. We found it quite informative and learned some insight into issues. The Senator and his sidekick and trusted assistant J.D. were extended an invitation by Judge Carl Thibodeaux to tour the Expo Center. They were very impressed with this great building that the Judge and Commissioners were able to obtain from the federal government. In 50 years the county would not have afforded to build such a nice facility that has so many functions. It’s really a gift to the people of Orange County. Sen. Nichols also attended the Vidor Chamber banquet. He had planned to attend the Expo Center ribbon cutting but it was canceled and reset for this Thursday. *****Now this is hard to wrap my head around. There is nothing more important to property owners in Orange, West Orange, Pinehurst and especially Bridge City than delaying the devastating flood insurance cost yet Texas Sen. Ted Cruz voted not to delay the high cost program. Our cities are spending big bucks to protect the citizens from the high insurance cost so why would Cruz vote to punish our citizens. *****Thanks for your time. Read us cover to cover and check us out on the web at Take care and God bless.

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Prosecutor, Reservist to Run for Orange County Judge Fellow citizens of Orange County, I am Stephen “Brint” Carlton, and I want to work for you as your County Judge. I want to work for you because I know as a lawyer, health administrator, county employee, military officer, and Republican I have the right combination of leadership, experience, education, people skills, determination, and vision to provide solutions to improve our great county. I am excited to use my youth, fresh ideas, and commitment to Orange County to work to get our county moving toward a path of financial stability. I plan on accomplishing my goal of financial stability through balanced budgets, economic growth, and fresh ideas. I vow to look at every county program fairly and objectively, and I will not engage in any form of favoritism. I know this will not be easy or quick, and I cannot do it on my own. This endeavor will require that the County Commissioners, county employees, county citizens, and I have the civility to work together, the dedication to work hard, the wisdom to distinguish our needs from our wants, the courage to make tough decisions, and the conviction to stay the course to ensure the fruition of our efforts. I am 31 years old, born in Beaumont, raised in Orange, a Christian, and a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom through my six-month deployment to Kuwait. I am married to the beautiful Claire Carlton, and we are expecting our first child in May 2014. I am also the son of Steve and Dale Clark Carlton, brother of Dr. Eryn Lucas, and uncle of Bryson and Briggs Lucas. I will run on the Republican ticket because I always have been and always will be a Republican. I believe in the U.S. and Texas Constitutions, limited government, individuals’ rights, fiscal conservatism, governmental transparency, and American exceptionalism. I am currently employed as a Juvenile Prosecutor with the Orange County District At-

torney’s Office where I prosecute felony and misdemeanor offenses. I am also a health administrator holding the rank of Captain in the United States Air Force Reserve where I coordinate medical evacuations and medical planning. My prior work experience includes time as a family law attorney defending the rights of clients and as an active duty health administrator in the United States Air Force where I was responsible for over $14 million in annual medical and dental care to 12 thousand beneficiaries and the coordination of medical emergency management resources. The Department of Defense and the Department of the Air Force do not endorse political candidates. My civilian education includes graduating from LC-M High School in 2000 as an honor graduate, earning a B.S. in Kinesiology in only three years from the University of Texas at Austin in 2003, a Master of Health Administration from the University of Florida at Gainesville in 2005, and a Master of Business Administration and Juris Doctorate (law degree) dual degree in only two and a half years from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio in 2011. My military education and training includes over 2,000 hours of extensive leadership, executive management, disaster management, anti-terrorism, and planning training through programs such as Commissioned Officer Training, Squadron Officer School, the Business Planner Course, and the Medical Readiness Planners Course. I believe in volunteering and giving back to my civilian and military communities. I have given nearly 1,000 hours through various organizations such as Base Honor Guards where I participated in 51 military funerals. My accomplishments have earned me 19 military medals and ribbons and 25 other awards including the prestigious 2008 Air Force Group

Practice Manager of the Year Award given to the top group practice manager of all 81 Air Force medical facilities. My decision to run for County Judge was not made lightly. I was approached by concerned citizens who asked me to utilize my background to further help Orange County. I thoroughly evaluated the situation, and I truly love my current job with the District Attorney’s Office, but I know I have the ability to further help this great county. This is my first attempt at elected office, and I am proud to say I will not be “business as usual”. If you feel, as I do, that Orange County can be better and a change is needed, then I am

your candidate. I am asking for your support, your donation, your promotion of me by word-of-mouth to your family, friends, and co-workers, and ultimately your vote on election day. I am eager to work with you and for you to provide solutions to Orange County. Please visit my website at www. for more information about me, the campaign, and updates. Please also like my Facebook page at I sincerely thank you for your time and attention. May God bless you, your family, all who serve in harm’s way, and the United States of America.

Congressional Candidate Brian Babin to Campaign with Decorated Navy SEAL Officer Son Leif Babin Woodville Texas -- U.S. Congressional candidate Dr. Brian Babin will hold a meet and greet at 11:30 am Friday, January 31st East Texas community leaders as a trail blazer for conservative causes, will make a campaign stop along with his son, Lt. Commander Leif Babin, a highly decorated U.S. Navy SEAL officer and combat veteran. Lt. Commander Babin deployed three times to Iraq earning a Silver Star, two Bronze Stars and a Pur ple Heart. He now provides leadership training and editorial commentary for numerous national news outlets including the Wall Street Journal, FOX News, and Politico. “I am excited and privileged to have my son, Leif, campaigning with and endorsing me for Congress,” said Dr. Babin. “For too long, we’ve had politicians running this country; the same politicians that put us in this mess in the first place,” said Babin. “I am not a career politician. I’m a proven small businessman and healthcare provider who will bring a fresh approach to governing and tackle issues like health care and out of control government spending from a new perspective.” “I am proud to endorse my Dad for U.S. Congress,” said Lt. Commander Babin. “We must send the right candidate for the job to

Washington to take on our nation’s biggest challenges; the right candidate is Brian Babin.” After serving overseas in the United State Air Force, Dr. Babin began his practice 34 years ago in the East Texas town of Woodville. He has served his community as Woodville’s Mayor, City Councilman, and School Board member and been active in conservative politics serving as Republican County Chairman of Tyler County and working for conservative candidates and causes throughout East Texas. Since 1999, Dr. Babin has served on the Lower Neches Valley Authority, appointed by then-Texas Governor George W. Bush and reappointed by Governor Rick Perry. He has also previously served on the Texas State Historical Commission, the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners, and the Deep East Texas Council of Governments. Learn more about Dr. Babin and get updates about his campaign by visiting www. at Robert’s Meat Market & Steakhouse in Orange, TX. Dr. Babin, well known among Paid for and Authorized by Dr. Brian Babin for Congress; Sue Cleveland, Treasurer

Jerry Wilson Republican Chairmen for Primaries “Let your voice be heard” here in Orange County, Texas and join with me and support the outstanding array of Republican candidates on the primary ballot March 4. Your vote in the primary gives you that exact opportunity. For the second time in history, the democrats have no contested candidates for their local offices. They have no candidates at all for District Judge 260th Judicial District, Place 3 (Our Local District Court), our County Court at Law, County Judge, Orange County District Clerk, Justices of the Peace in Precincts 2 or 4 or Commissioners in Precincts 2 or 4. Democrats have just failed to show up here locally. You have the chance once again to tell Mr. Obama how you feel about the way “he” and his administration are conducting the business of our federal government and you can also let Hillary know (that if she runs) what to expect from Orange County in 2016. It is so very important that you cast your ballot in the 2014 Republican Primary. My name also appears on the ballot for the Orange County Republican Party Chairman. I have spent the past 25 years here in Orange County, Texas, campaigning for Republican Party candidates and supporting our “local” Republican Party and

NAVAJO WEAVING Tradition & Trade

Exhibition Grand Opening February 8, 2014 View Navajo weavings, including some never-before-seen from the Collection of the Stark Museum of Art. See textiles from the 1800’s to today and experience their beauty. Engage in various weaving activities throughout the exhibition and tour a Trading Post replica.

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their worth-while candidates with my time, talents and contributions. I speak out at every opportunity I get against the blatant, hand over fist waste of our tax dollars by our democrat controlled Commissioners’ Court. I spoke out when we could pay our bills on our way to this slippery sloop, I spoke even louder when we could just barely pay our bills (yet our commissioners COURT continued to waste our tax dollars); I spoke even LOUDER when we began borrowing millions of dollars each year to make payroll and pay our bills. Now, we are millions in debt , while still wasting $72,000 a year for electricity out at the Center of Last Resort and $3600 to communicate with 3 buses that carry few, to no passengers. I will continue to seek out and support wellinformed Republican candidates who will lead us out of this mess, people sensitive to the needs of Orange County, Texas. That will guide us in the years to come. I would appreciate your vote for me, Jerry L. Wilson, Republican Party Chairman, on March 4.. Dedicated to a better Orange County, Texas. Jerry L. Wilson Pol. Ad. Paid for by Jerry Wilson campaign


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Community Bulletin Board

Eagles to host pool tourney The Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 2523, located at 803 N. 28th St. in Orange, will host a pool tournament at 8 p.m. each Friday. The two tables are free Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday nights. Popcorn will be served and a drink special will be offered until 11 p.m. The community is invited to come meet the members of Aerie 2523 and join in the fun. For more info leave a message for Sharon Bodin after 4 p.m. at 886-7381.

Super Bingo Feb. 16 American Legion Post 208 - Doors open at noon, Sunday, Feb 16. Early bird 2:45 p.m. ID required

Shriners Sponsor Mardi Gras Dance - Mar. 1 Dance the night away with music by Na-Na- Sha at the Orange County Expo Center (FM 1442).All public is invited. BYOB. Admission is $15. For more info call 409-883-8568.

Thrift and Gift Sale Thrift and Gift volunteers have marked down winter clothing, select glassware and jewelry. Hurry down while the price is right. Open 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Located at 350 37th Street. Call 409.886.7649 for details.

All entries must be received through by midnight EST on Friday, Feb. 7, to be considered for the contest. Work must have been published or broadcast in 2013. Winners of SDX Awards have produced outstanding journalism, as judged by veteran journalists and honorees demonstrate a commitment to ethical journalism and exceptional storytelling. Take advantage of the week you have left to submit your work for a national honor. SPJ members receive an entry fee discount. The journalist who produced the work must be an individual member to receive the discount. If you wish to join SPJ, you may do so online. Contact SPJ Headquarters with any questions at or 317.920.4791.

Income Tax Assistance The AARP Tax Filing Assistance Program will be offered starting 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, at the Orange Public Library. Trained volunteers will be available from 12:15 p.m. to 4 p.m. every Wednesday and Friday through April 11 and Tuesday April 15. Anyone seeking assistance should bring the following: All W-2 and 1-00 Forms including Soc. Sec. Benefits statements. Records of Capital Gains and Losses Receipts of medical expenses, taxes paid, interest paid, contributions, casualty and theft losses, job expenses, sales tax receipts for major purchases and Soc. Sec. cards for dependents. Also, a copy of the 2012 tax return is very helpful to volunteers assisting in the preparation of the 2013 return. Electronic filing will be available. No Tax Returns will be started after 4 p.m.

Nominations for Texas’s Outstanding Sr. Volunteer

There is only one week left to enter the Sigma Delta Chi Awards, presented by the Society of Professional Journalists. The awards recognize journalism excellence across all media.

Visit “” to nominate and vote for an outstanding Senior volunteering at least 15 hours per month. Deadline is March 1. Home Instead, Inc. will donate $500 to each state winners’ designated and approved nonprofit organization and share their personal stories online on the Salute to Senior Service Wall of Fame. A national winner will also be selected by a panel of senior care experts. Call for more info 409892-7494.

What is a farm bill?

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Gene Hall Public Relations Dir. Texas Farm Bureau What was expected to be the 2012 Farm Bill has been passed this week in the House and awaits action in the Senate. A bitter political battle has pushed the bill all the way to 2014. Farmers, who have a real stake in all this, would like for the rest of us to know why it’s so important. Opposition to farm legislation usually boils down to very conservative folks who want a pure application of a free market or environmental activists who want farm practices dramatically changed. We could do the former but our food would very likely come mostly from countries with very cheap labor and food safety regulations we probably wouldn’t like. On the latter, we continue to make significant progress. What is a farm bill? It’s a safety net, designed to keep farm families on the land. It’s those families who stand between us and a food supply that is mostly imported. I hear from people all the time who complain about elements of farm legislation that haven’t existed for decades. In fact, in this bill, most of the complicated payment system has been eliminated. It’s still complicated enough, but most of what’s left in terms of support for farmers is crop insurance. Crop insurance is a risky business because agriculture itself is a gamble. The government subsidizes crop insurance because farmers can’t afford the premium otherwise. However, in Texas, during the drought of 2011, we’d have lost most of our farmers. In 2012, it would have been the Midwest’s turn as epic drought visited those states. Our food is safe, abundant and affordable because of the farm bill. We need for the U.S. Senate to pass it and send it to President Obama for the promised signature. It’s not just for farmers. It’s for all of us. “I believe that the only hope for a food secure world is capitalism and reasonable profits for America’s farm and ranch families–that the first element of sustainability is economic survival.” said Hall. Follow Gene Hall on Twitter and Facebook.

Cowling Announces for Orange County Commissioner Retired businessman, Ron Cowling, Sr. announced today that he is going to run for Precinct 2 County Commissioner. Cowling, 70, has lived in Pinehurst for 33 years. He and his wife, Sue, have two grown children (Doug and Jennifer) and six grandchildren. Ron, a 1964 University of Houston graduate, is Past National Director of the U.S. Jaycees, Past President of the Greater Big Spring Rotary Club, Past President of the Orange Lions Club, a Melvin Jones Fellow and currently a councilman for the City of Pinehurst. Prior to coming to Orange in 1979, Cowling spent 16 years managing radio stations in Nacogdoches, San Antonio, Big Spring and Beaumont. In 1979, Cowling established the first financial services office in the greater Orange area. In 2001, Ron joined Wells Fargo Advisors establishing Cowling & Cowling Investment Group with his daughter. Cowling retired in 2011. “The problem is spending. Financial responsibility is the answer. I am putting Orange County and the citizens who love there as my first priority. We are struggling financially and, in my opinion, spending cuts, not raising taxes is the answer. “ Cowling goes on to say, “Our grandchildren’s future is at stake here and I’m willing to stand up and fight for them. I am entering this race to win.” Paid for and approved by Ron Cowling

Beaumont. Guest are invited to attend and may call Dan for reservations at (409)313-4940. Trinity Baptist Church is located at 1819 N. 16th Street.

OC CCA Chapter meets - Feb. 10 Orange County Coastal Conservation Association meeting will be at 6:30 p.m., Feb. 10 at Robert’s Steak House, 3720 Park Avenue in Orange. For more info go to or call 409-988-3667.

Trinity Baptist Church of Orange will host a Valentine Dinner on Friday, Feb. 7 at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the church. Special entertainment will be provided by Dan Cruse. Dan serves as the church’s Worship Leader and promises a fun filled night with the dinner being catered by Moncla’s Catering of



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Deaths and Memorials Services to be held Rose Lopez Orange Rose Lopez, 90, of Orange, passed away Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 5 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Orange with the Rev. Tom Phelan officiating. Burial will follow at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery in Orange. Serving as pallbearers will be Michael Lopez, Corey Gilstrap, Ray Reider, Jr., Floyd McDuffie, Mike Pachaca, Hunter Droddy, and Stevie Pachuca. Honorary pallbearers are Glen Callis, Jr. and Erik Callis. Born in Orange, on Dec. 2, 1923, Rose was the daughter of John Lopez and Augustina (Pachuca) Lopez. She worked as a clerk at Sabine Title Company for 40 years and loved tending to her azalea bushes. Rose loved spending time with her family and enjoyed caring for them. She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Clara Lopez, Annie Gilstrap, Carmen Lopez; and brothers, Mike, Ben, Abe and Gilbert Lopez. Rose is survived by her brothers, Tony Lopez of Denver, Colo., Marcelino Lopez of New Orleans, La., Fred Lopez of Lake Charles, La., Manuel Lopez, Roger Lopez, both of Orange; and numerous nieces and nephews, as well as great and greatgreat nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society; P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718, 1-800-227-2345.

Evelyn Bernard Orange/Bridge City Evelyn (Gran) Ford Bernard, 79, former resident of Orange and Bridge City resident of 53 years, passed away Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m., Friday, Feb. 7 at St. Henry Catholic Church in Bridge City with Reverend Steve Leger officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Bridge

City. Rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. with Deacon Eddie Blankenstein. Born in Port Arthur on Sept. 5, 1934, Evelyn was the daughter of Louis Olney Ford and Ona Iris (Sanders) Ford. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend. Evelyn graduated from Lutcher Stark High School in 1952; she then attended Chenier Business School. Evelyn worked as a secretary for Orangefield Independent School District and retired after 22 years. She enjoyed playing bridge with her retired friends and watching her T.V. shows, Judge Judy and Wheel of Fortune; but Evelyn’s most cherished activity was spending time with her grandbabies and greatgrandbabies. She is survived by her husband, G.L. (Bobby) Bernard; daughters, Andrea Bernard, Babette Philpott and husband, Mark; son, Louis Bernard, all of Bridge City; grandchildren, Christine Church, Ben and Brittany Ernst, Christopher “Topher” Church, Bret Philpott; great-grandchildren, Kate, Abigayle, Wyatt and Jax Ernst, Kaylianne and Jozette Church; and brothers, J.T. Ford of Bridge City, John and Geraldine Ford of Richmond. Serving as pallbearers will be Ben Ernst, Christopher Church, Bret Philpott, Mark Philpott, Calvin Corkan and Jody Anderson. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the National Kidney Foundation or the American Heart Association. Special thanks to Dr. Reji John and Stephanie Bulva, RN for their care and support during Evelyn’s illness.

Roy Buxton Lumberton Roy Buxton, 82, of Lumberton, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2014 at Christus – St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont following an illness. Services by which to honor Roy’s life will be at 1 p.m.. Thursday, Feb. 6 in the Chapel of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange with Brother John Fortenberry officiating. Military Honors, Rite of Committal and Interment will follow services at The Wilkinson Cemetery in Little Cypress. A gathering of family and friends for a time of reflection will be from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m Wednesday at the funeral home. Honoring Roy as pallbearers are Cameron Duhon, Lee Duhon, Greg Gillis, Roy Lee Granger, Jason Bishop and Paul Rogers. Born on September 6, 1931 in Starks, La. to his parents, Gracie (Ashworth) Buxton and Lloyd Buxton, he lived in Lumberton for the last three years and he had previously resided in Lufkin and Orange. Roy spent a career with

the U. S. Army as a Platoon Sergeant, during his tour he served in Korea and Vietnam. Following his retirement, Roy enjoyed traveling, he was an avid fisherman, he was an honorable man as his word was his bond, he was a very easy going person and he enjoyed teasing those he loved. Roy is preceded in death by his parents and his sisters, Bonnie Ashworth, Dorothy Buxton, Vernell Gillis and Poppy Harvell. Those who will cherish his memory most are his wife of 20 years, Billie Ruth Buxton of Lumberton; his sons, Rodney Buxton and Cliff Buxton both of Florida; his stepson, Darrell Duhon and wife, Debrah of LaPorte; his brother, G. L. “ Chick ” Buxton and wife, Sena of Pasadena; his nephew, Greg Gillis and wife, Becky of Starks; numerous grandchildren, greatgrandchildren, nieces, nephews and extended family. Condolences may be expressed for the family at

Luis D. Zuniga Bridge City Luis D. Zuniga, 70, of Bridge City, passed away Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, at the Medical Center of Southeast Texas in Port Arthur. Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 6 at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange. Officiating will be Pastor Virgil J. Illa of La Iglesia Del Pueblo in Groves. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesday at the funeral home with a service at 7 p.m. Born in Bajan, Coahuila, Mexico, on Feb. 28, 1943, Luis was the son of Esteban Zuniga and Maria (Davila) Zuniga. He was the owner of Guadalajara Restaurant in Orange since 1976 and worked at Burton Shipyard in Port Arthur for 8 years. Luis was a faithful member of La Iglesia Del Pueblo Church since 1978. He never met a stranger and will be missed by many. Luis was preceded in death by his parents and son, John Edward Zuniga. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Angelita Zuniga; son, Joe Zuniga and wife, Gina of Mauriceville; daughter, Belen Zuniga of Bridge City; son, Rudy Zuniga and wife, Yamile of Bridge City; daughter, Gloria Rivera and husband, Bulmaro of Bridge City; 14 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; sister, Aurelia Zuniga; and brother, Jesus Saldana. The family would like to send a special thank you to the staff at Renal Center in Port Arthur for the excellent care they gave Luis.

David Sweat Carrolton David “Ryan” Sweat, 37, of Carrollton, Texas, passed away Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014. Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 5 at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Randy Williams. Born in Port Arthur on June 10, 1976, Ryan was the son of David Craig Sweat and Kim (Bush) Williams. He worked as a network engineer and enjoyed family, music and friends. Ryan was an avid U.T. and Dallas Cowboy football fan. He had a passion for music and could play the guitar, as well as the drums. Ryan was preceded in death by his grandparents, Carl and Onnie Sweat; grandfather, Allen Glen Bush; and step-grandfather, Edgar Williams. He is survived by his father, David Sweat and wife, Tina of Beaumont; mother, Kim Williams and husband, Randy of Austin; grandparents, Shirley and Morris Havard of Groves, Jeanne Williams of Jasper; and siblings, Christina Sterling of Bridge City, Reagan Sweat of Port Arthur, Shawn Sachs and wife, Kaleena of Port Arthur, Dylan Benoit of Nederland, Alex Sweat of Groves, and Trayse Williams of Seattle, Wash. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Burn Hospital in Galveston; 815 Market Street, Galveston, TX 77550.

Bonnie Romero Bridge City Bonnie Romero, 73, of Bridge City, passed away Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, at her home. Funeral Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Bridge City. Officiating will be Pastor Lance Faulkner of Bridge Point Fellowship Church. Burial will follow at Autumn Oaks Memorial Park in Orange. Serving as pallbearers will be Taylor Vaughn, Justin Marks, Amos Romero, Brandon, Jay and Vincent Wil-

son and Victor Garms. Visitation will be 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home in Bridge City. Born in Avon Park, Fla. on Jan. 26, 1941, Bonnie was the daughter of Roland Vance Snodgrass and Gertrude Elizabeth (Gainous) Snodgrass. Bonnie was a dollmaker and loved creating many different types of dolls. She worked and retired from PN-G school district. She enjoyed watching Wheel of Fortune, Judge Judy and most of all, she enjoyed her family. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Amos Lloyd Romero and her siblings, Charles “Sonny” and Austin Snodgrass and Phyllis Smith. Bonnie is survived by her children, Andrew Romero and wife, Gwen of Cleveland, Ricky Lee Romero and Toni Gonzales of Orangefield, Anita Randi Martinez and husband, Marcial of Cleveland, Angela Hawthorne and husband, Shane of Bridge City; and daughter-in-law, Frances Shoemaker. She is also survived by her 17 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; siblings, Evelyn Lege and husband, Larry of Port Neches, Jean Monett of Oceanside, Calif., George Monett of Denver, Colo.; sisterin-law, Mary Ann Snodgrass of Milam; cousin, Robert Hancock and wife, Lettie of San Diego, Calif. and numerous family and friends.

Ernest Steele Orange Ernest Gene Steele, 79, of Orange, passed away Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, at his home. Funeral Services will be 10 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 6, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Pastor Kevin Trinkle and Pastor Jeff Bell. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Chris King,

J.B. Lanting, Mark Steele Jr., Josh Tant, Chuck Ayarza and Jason Laughlin. Freddy Joe Laughlin will serve as an honorary pallbearer. Born in Orange on Oct. 18, 1934, Gene was the son of Robert Perry and Mittie (LeFleur) Steele. He attended Texas A&M University, had his amateur radio license and really enjoyed woodworking. He worked at Firestone in Orange and retired as an engineer at C.E. Lummus, Ernest had his pilot’s license and was a talented musician who played bass guitar along with several other instruments. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Nook Steele and Bunk Steele. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Doris Jane Steele of Orangefield; daughters, Vicki King of Bayou Vista and Mary Kay Lanting and husband, Fred of Orangefield and son, Mark Steele, Sr. and wife, Candice of Orangefield. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Chris King and Jane-Anne Ayarza, J.B. Lanting, Mark Steele Jr., Jessica Tant, Dillin Lanting and Blake Steele; 12 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Southeast Texas Hospice, P.O. Box 2385, Orange, TX 77631.

Hunter Atkins Infant Hunter William Atkins passed away Jan. 27, 2014 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. He is survived by his father, Keith Atkins and mother, Brooke Bass. Cremation is under the direction of Claybar Haven of Rest Crematory. Private burial services will be held at a later day.

Services held Roger Foy Vidor Roger Edison Foy, 51, of Vidor born July 27, 1962 passed away Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 at Baptist Obits Page 8A


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Hospital of Southeast Texas in Beaumont. Funeral services were held Feb. 4 at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. Burial followed at Restlawn Memorial Park in Vidor. A gathering of family and friends was Feb. 3 at Memorial Funeral Home. Roger was a native and lifelong resident of Vidor. Roger was preceded in death by his parents Robert and Susie Foy, brother, Charles Foy and sister, Jessie Falls. He is survived by is brothers Allen Foy of N. C., Robert, John and Sidney Foy all of Vidor, sisters Judy Foy of Vidor, Mary Sue Brown of Douglas, and Beverly Guidry of Bridge City.

Carol Williford Deweyville Carol Ione (Hunt) Williford, 86, of Deweyville, passed from this life into the arms of her savior on Thursday, Jan. 30 at her residence. Services to remember and honor Carol’s life were Feb. 2 at the Harmony Baptist Church in Vidor. Officiating was Carol’s son in law, the Rev. Doug Bray, pastor of the church and the Rev. Damon Bickham, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Deweyville. Rite of Committal and Interment followed services where she was laid to rest next to her husband at the King Cemetery in Hartburg. Honoring Carol as pallbearers were Scott, Jason and Chase Courtier, Patrick, Timothy and Thomas Erath, Daniel Brinson and Ryan Bray. Honorary pallbearer was David Courtier. The family has requested that any donations be made in Carol’s memory to the charity of the donor’s choice. Born on Nov.13, 1927 in Whitewood, S. D. to her parents, Fred W. Hunt and F. Ione (Tate) Hunt, she was a longtime resident of Deweyville and had previously lived in Vidor. She was a member of the Harmony Baptist Church in Vidor and a housewife. Carol enjoyed hunting, fishing, making crafts and painting. She was a people person. She had a very giving generous spirit and her family will most remember her for her hugs. Carol is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Marvin Williford; her brothers, Claude and Kenneth Hunt and her sisters Ruby Leeling and Lyla Sevon. Those who will most cherish her memory are her daughters, Jeanette L. Hennigan of Deweyville, Gail C. Tabelin and husband, Gene of Deweyville, Paula Kirsop and life partner, John Riley of Bronson and Lynn Bray and her husband, the Rev. Doug Bray of Vidor; her sons, Tim Courtier and wife, Linda of Hemphill, Cary J. Courtier and wife, Deborah of Zavalla, Roy E. Williford and wife, Robbie of Beaumont, Willie Williford of Orange, Marvin Williford and wife, Sandy of Florala, Ala. and

Ernest Williford of Florala, Ala.; her sister, Charlene Parr of Darien, Wis.; 27 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren and two more expected soon. Carol is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and members of her extended family. Condolences may be expressed for the family at www.

ka; and numerous cousins. The family would like to express their appreciation to the administration and staff at the Sabine House for allowing Joyce to live there with dignity and die without pain. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary Soup Kitchen in Orange; ATTN: Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Lucia, 912 West Cherry, Orange, TX 77630

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Bobby LaGrone West Orange

Earl Allen Glazier, 85, of Port Acres, formerly of Orange, passed away Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 at his residence. Graveside services to honor Earl’s life were Feb. 4 at the Whitehouse Cemetery. Interment followed services where he was laid to rest next to his wife. Arrangements were under the direction of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange. Born on June 29, 1928 in Fla., Earl retired as a Master Chief Petty Officer with the U. S. Navy where he worked as a personnel manager. He was of the Methodist faith and he resided in Southeast Texas for many years. Earl is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Dorothy Glazier; his daughter, Melissa Taylor and his sister, Carolyn Anderson. Earl is survived by his son, Steven A. Glazier and his wife, Janet of Port Acres and numerous members of his extended family. Condolences may be expressed for the family at www.

Bobby J. LaGrone, 77, of West Orange, Texas passed away Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 at Senior Rehab in Port Arthur. Funeral services were Feb. 4 at First Baptist Church in Orange. Officiating was the Rev. Barry Bradley, pastor of First Baptist Church. Burial with military honors followed at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Orange. Masonic rites were provided by Madison Lodge 126, AF & AM. Pallbearers were John Martin, Tom Woolley, Scott Bandy, Chad Prewitt, Dale and Johnnie LaGrone. Born on Feb. 21, 1936, in Marion, Ala., Bobby was the son of Bruce and Nannie LaGrone. He was a former resident of Lufkin and lived in Orange for the past 44 years. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, attaining the rank of Sargent. He was a graduate of Eastern New Mexico University, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth and did advanced work in Psychology and Political Science at UT. A Baptist minister for 25 years, Bobby was a former pastor of McDonald Memorial Baptist Church in West Orange. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Orange where he served as secretary of the Senior Adults. Bob was a past master of Madison Lodge 126 AF&AM. He was a 32nd degree mason; a member of El Mina Shrine in Galveston, Grotto in Beaumont and Scottish Rite. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Bruce Jr., Edward and Vernon LaGrone; sisters, Doris LaGrone, Frances Crews and Kitty Murphy. Bobby is survived by his wife, Eula LaGrone of West Orange; daughter, Renee Kassiah; step children, Sharon Dryden, David Bandy and his wife, Joanie; brother, Bill LaGrone and his wife, Colleen; sisters, Judy Remsen, Jessie Hasty and her husband, Richard, Cleo Chadwick, Jeanette Hopkins and her husband, Carlton, JoAnn Ray and her husband, Hershel; sisters-in-law, Mary and Joye LaGrone. Also, surviving are grandchildren Shon McKinley, Misty Newton, Chad Prewitt and his wife, Robin, Scott Bandy and his wife, Anna, Christi Curl and her husband, Michael, Sara George and her husband, Chris and great-grandchildren Dalton, Jorden, Clint, Addison, Nathan, Wailynn, Haeley, Lauren, Davey and Ruari. Send memorials to First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 1453, Orange, TX 77631.

Joyce Berry Orange Joyce Bourgeois Berry, 83, of Orange, passed away Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, surrounded by her cousins at the Sabine House in Orange. Funeral services were Feb. 4, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Entombment followed at St. Mary Mausoleum in Orange. Born in Evangeline, La., on Nov. 13, 1930, Joyce was the daughter of Samuel Bourgeois Sr. and Fremance (Lacombe) Bourgeois. Joyce worked as a bookkeeper in Jackson, Miss. and was a member of the Catholic Faith. Joyce was preceded in death by her parents of Crowley, La.; husband of 49 years, Kenneth Ware Berry of Shriners, Miss.; brother, Samuel Bourgeois, Jr. of Lake Charles, La.; and sister, Rose Bourgeois Lewing of Many, La. She is survived by her nephew, Michael Lynn Bourgeois (Brenda) of Rosenburg; his daughters, Ellen Legros (Jeff) of Lake Charles, Stephanie Harrison (Jeffery) of Baton Rouge; son, Samuel Bourgeois of Alas-

Staff Report For The Record Lamar State College - Orange was awarded a $2,890.19 cash incentive from the Entergy Texas SCORE Program for energy efficient lighting of the new Nursing Building. The SCORE Program helps organizations save energy and money by providing no-cost facility improvement recommendations and financial incentives based on energy savings. President Shahan said “the program staff ’s technical expertise guided us throughout the process, ensuring that we achieved maximum energy savings and all equipment functioned correctly.”

The high efficiency lighting will save 58,297 kilowatt-hours of electricity per year, equal to eliminating the carbon dioxide emissions from 4,611 gallons of gasoline, according to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency calculations. “We’re proud to serve as an energy-efficient role model in the community,” said Shahan. “We identified a real need for an energy efficiency program that specifically targets our K-12 and higher learning organizations, especially as budgets are spread thin,” said Entergy Texas Energy Efficiency Program Administrator Phil Lanier. “This program is an organized effort to bring needed energy efficiency to Texas.”

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Another nice trout released to fight again. RECORD PHOTO: Dickie Colburn


The wind was blowing out of the wrong direction and much too hard to even consider fishing the open lake, but Jason Clark and Sal Bartle had only one day to fish and they did not want to spend it chasing redfish in the more protected bayous.So…. after running to the mouth of East Pass three different times only to sensibly turn back, we latched everything down and pointed the bow into the incoming whitecaps. Had we not already been wearing our waders we would have been soaked by the time I eased back on the throttle in the smaller and more manageable waves building along the Louisiana shoreline.The water was much dirtier than I prefer to fish, but we saw three or four large mullet loping through the troughs even before I lowered the troll motor and tossed out the drift sock. The plan was to drift until hopefully catching a trout or at least getting a bite before staking out the boat and wading.Much to the surprise of all three of us, Jason stuck a three pound trout on his second cast and Sal thought he missed another strike as well.Two hundred yards and no strikes later, we motored back a little further south to start our next drift. Sal and I immediately hooked up and I buried the Talon to stop the drift.Both of the trout were keepers, but staying on anchor was not the answer as we were poorly positioned to take advantage of the school of fish that we had stumbled up on.We made a huge loop back around and anchored the boat against the shoreline before wading our way within casting distance of the fish. It came as no surprise that even though the mullet were still doing their thing, we could not generate even a single strike.Only because it was getting late and far too rough to hunt anything with more promise, we held our ground and began fishing our way through everything in our arsenal.In truth, I was no longer concentrating on the task at hand and simply making repeated casts when Jason’s rod bent over and he whistled at Sal. He eventually caught and released what appeared from a distance to be a trout in the five pound class.When only a handful of casts produced yet another fish, Sal questioned Jason’s choice of lures.He had scaled down to a smaller chartreuse-pearl Catch 2000.That exact bait had earned its stripes on Calcasieu for us, but I only had one in my wading box at the time. Sal didn’t hesitate when I offered him the lure and I happily accepted my role as a spectator over the next hour and a half.It wasn’t like I didn’t continue to try everything in the box with no results and Sal even let me catch a fish on his rod just to confirm the legitimacy of not only the bait, but the color as well. When the mullet stopped jumping the bite tapered off and we loaded up for the miserable ride back with a very nice box of 17 to 21 inch trout.Jason was King for the day as he released two more 25-inch trout before we quit.I have no idea why those fish were holding so tight as there wasn’t the first blade of grass or any shell in the area and I know they weren’t feeding on the big mullet we saw jumping! I left the bite with an even more important question concerning the fish that had managed to find us rather than the other way around.Why do we consistently bench lures and colors that have proven themselves over the years?I occasionally have to make myself throw a Catch V or Catch 2000 anymore and those were my “go to” winter lures for years. I got burned once or twice by folks fishing a Corky Fat Boy or Devil and benched both hard baits for no sound reason.I actually took most of them out of my box after adding the Maniac Mullet to my current arsenal.The same thing can be said for colors.Not that chicken on a chain, opening night and Texas Roach aren’t productive colors, but what happened to red shad, pumpkinseed and limetreuse? I am not as quick to eliminate proven colors, but I do have boxes of hard baits that did nothing to merit a deSEE COLBURN PAGE 4B

Lady Cardinal Alexus Henry leaps to shoot against Hamshire-Fannett Lady Longhorns. The Lady Cardinals are playoff bound as the second place team in Dist. 21-3A RECORD PHOTOS: Mark Dunn

Kelsy Fults makes a shot for the Lady Cardinals against a tough HF Lady Longhorn defense. The Lady Cardinals fell to the Lady Longhorns 58-43. On Tuesday the Lady Cards rebounded to beat HJ.

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Alexus Henry fires a shot for the Lady Cardinals while heavily covered by Lady Longhorns. RECORD PHOTO: Mark Dunn

Lady Cardinals Kasey Frederick goes up to score in district actionagainst HF leadinginto the playoffs. RECORD PHOTO: Mark Dunn

Caylin Choate drives the ball down court in the tough district duel against the Lady Longorns. RECORD PHOTO: Mark Dunn

Sarah Acosta makes a shot under the net in tough district action on FRiday night against HF. RECORD PHOTO: Mark Dunn

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UIL Reclassification and Realignment Information

Lady Cardinal Caylin Choate goes to battle in district action against the Hamshire-Fannett Lady Longhorns. On Tuesday the Lady Cardinals defeated Hardin-Jefferson to chalk up victory No. 30 and a trip to the playoffs against Liberty next week. RECORD PHOTO: Mark Dunn

AUSTIN— The biennial University Interscholastic League reclassification and realignment for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 school years will be released Monday, Feb. 3 at 9:00 a.m. CST. The new alignments, established by enrollment figures submitted to the UIL by its member schools in October, will serve as the football and basketball districts for the next two school years. The UIL has posted the 2014 reclassification and realignment procedure memo for schools and the 2014-16 selections for reclassification and realignment on the UIL website at The League will host a question and answer session for interested media outlets regarding the release of the reclassification and realignment on Monday, Feb. 3 at 9:15 a.m. at the UIL building in Austin. All media present will be given complete reclassification and realignment packets. Media outlets interested in scheduling an interview with UIL Director of Athletics Dr. Mark Cousins or UIL Deputy Director Jamey Harrison for

Monday should contact the UIL Media Office to schedule an interview. Reclassification and realignment districts and information will be released through an electronic press release at 9 a.m. Monday to media on the UIL press release recipient list. The information will also be available online via the UIL website at, and at the 20 Regional Education Centers across the state. Additionally, complete reclassification and realignment packets will be available at the UIL office in Austin. For the first time ever, the League released the conference cutoff numbers prior to releasing the full realignment. These numbers provide the range of enrollment for each of the six conferences, including the divisional cutoffs for football. The conference cutoff numbers are as follows: 6A 2100 and above 5A 1060 – 2099 4A 465 – 1059 3A 220 – 464 2A 105 – 219 1A 104.9 and below 1A – 4A Football Division I

and Division II Numbers 1A Division I: 55-104.9 1A Division II: 54 and below 2A Division I: 158-219 2A Division II: 105 – 157 3A Division I: 315 – 464 3A Division II: 220 – 314 4A Division I: 686 – 1059 4A Division II: 465 - 685 Interactive electronic maps containing conference and district alignments will be available on the UIL website. The interactive maps, which provide a visual representation of how districts are aligned geographically across the state, will be posted on Monday, Feb. 3. The reclassification and realignment will also be revealed on Fox Sports Southwest at 9 a.m. Monday on a special episode of the High School Spotlight hosted by Craig Way. The show will be dedicated solely to reclassification and realignment issues, both debuting the new district alignments and discussing the realignment process with UIL Executive Director Dr. Charles Breithaupt, UIL Director of Athletics Dr. Mark Cousins, and UIL Deputy Director Dr. Jamey Harrison.


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Pete Carroll’s quirky coaching methods pay huge $ KAZ’S KORNER JOE KAZMAR For The Record Sunday’s 43-8 blowout victory by the Seattle Seahawks over the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII proved to be the icing on the cake for Head Coach Pete Carroll and the grief he has taken throughout his long coaching career. He was fired from two jobs in the National Football League—which is not totally unusual for successful football coaches—and told that his method of running his teams was fatally flawed, according to an article that appeared Monday morning on Foxsports. com. Carroll has endured the pain of being dismissed as a coaching failure and told that he needed to conform, fit in and be like the rest of those in the coaching profession. But Pete believes in what he does, “studied his failures, gleaned from his worst moments what needed tweaking and what absolutely had to stay because that was his truth,” according to the article. “So he kept his smile, his laid-back attitude, his love of players and his unwillingness to lose” and took this redemption to become a successful head coach at USC and now at Seattle. The Super Bowl ring that Carroll will be wearing in the future will force everyone who doubted his coaching ability and laid-back demeanor to recognize this redemptive turnaround, because the world champion Seattle Seahawks is a team crafted in Carroll’s image. The core of the Seahawks team consists of misfits and guys who fell in the draft or were not even drafted at all. As the article points out “their roster is full of too(s)—too short, too mouthy, too young, too inexperienced.” Carroll stayed with speedy wide receiver Percy Harvin, who was recovering from hip surgery most of the year and appeared briefly in only one regular-season game and one playoff game. He kept Harvin on the playoff roster only after the receiver pleaded with Carroll, “Don’t give up on me.” Carroll’s intuition paid off as Harvin picked up 45 yards on two identical end-around plays, caught one pass for five yards and then returned the secondhalf kickoff 87 yards for a touchdown to put Seattle ahead 29-0.

That’s 137 yards the Seahawks wouldn’t have had if Carroll ignored Harvin’s pleas like most head coaches probably would have done. The same is true for linebacker Malcolm Smith, who played for Carroll at USC, was drafted in the seventh round in 2011 and played special teams for the Seahawks. But he saw plenty of action this year at linebacker when Bruce Irvin was suspended the first four games and then when Bobby Wagner was sidelined. He made the interception that put Seattle into the Super Bowl and was only the third linebacker in NFL history to earn Super Bowl MVP honors. He turned a Peyton Manning interception into a 69 yard touchdown, recovered a fumble, and was part of the dominating defense that completely throttled Manning’s offense. Again, Carroll’s gamble on this reserve player paid off as Smith joins Ray Lewis of Baltimore in 2001 and Chuck Howley of the Dallas Cowboys in 1971 as the only linebackers to be chosen the top player in a Super Bowl. While most head coaches would have seen a cantankerous bust in running back Marshawn Lynch, Carroll saw a unique talent. He let Lynch and cornerback Richard Sherman be themselves. Most coaches would insist Sherman dial it back or just shut up and act like a professional football player. But Carroll allowed Sherman to do his trash-talking on the field and do the things that fire him up and make him so good. This shouldn’t be confused with Carroll being soft and getting walked all over, which generally is the by-product of being a player’s coach, according to the article. “He has had plenty of Cometo-Jesus sessions with his players after performance enhancing drug busts that sidelined some good players four to six games and with Sherman after his post-NFC Championship game interview with Erin Andrews of Fox Sports. But they are conversations and Carroll makes it clear he is being a pedestal for the player’s greatness,” the article pointed out. Carroll insists that his players work hard in practice and go through the walk-through sessions flawlessly. He’s very high-energy and will get out on the practice field and run plays with the team. He got a cut on his face last week while run-

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ning back a kickoff during a drill. And Pete Carroll, who has one year left on his current contract, is no spring chicken, either. At 62 years of age, there are only two coaches older than him who have won Super Bowls—New York Giants Tom Coughlin was 65 and Dick Vermeil was 63. KWICKIES...While the Fox analysts were conducting their pre-game show Sunday afternoon for Super Bowl XLVIII, Seattle’s All-Pro free safety Earl Thomas III texted Jimmy Johnson and asked him to remind the audience that they were both from Southeast Texas, Thomas from Orange and Johnson from Port Arthur. Although All-Pros Earl Thomas and Richard Sherman both had their usual steady games in Seattle’s defensive secondary, the standouts for the Seahawks defense in Sunday’s 43-8 shellacking of Denver and its NFLbest offense were strong safety Kam Chancellor, defensive end Cliff Avril and linebacker Malcolm Smith, the Super Bowl MVP. It was the fifth time that the NFL’s top-rated defense has defeated the No. 1 offense in six Super Bowl meetings. Sunday wasn’t the first time the Denver Broncos were blown out in a Super Bowl game. They suffered the worst loss (55-10) by the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XXIV, the third worst Sunday by the Seattle Seahawks (43-8) and the fifth worst (42-10) by the Washington Redskins in Super Bowl XXII. Cleveland Browns fans seem okay with their new head coach Mike Pettine, whose only previous head coaching experience came at North Penn High School in Lansdale, Pa. Pettine will be the Browns’ fifth head coach in seven years and replaces Rob Chudzinski, who lasted only one season after a

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4-12 year. He was the defensive coordinator for Buffalo and was not the Browns’ first, second or even third choice. Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson completed 18-of 25 passes for 206 yards and two touchdowns and no interceptions and had a quarterback rating of 123.1 in Sunday’s 43-8 Super Bowl win. He also became the only quarterback to win 28 NFL games in his first two seasons. Wilson joins Kurt Warner, Tom Brady and Ben Rothlisberger as the only second-year quarterbacks to win Super Bowls. Bubba Watson missed a fivefoot par putt on the final hole to give playing partner Kevin Stadler a one-stroke victory for his first PGA Tour title in last weekend’s Phoenix Open. Stadler pocketed a check for $1,116,000 while Watson tied for second with Graham DeLaet, who each earned $545,500. JUST BETWEEN US…Several local high schools were involved in the University Interscholastic League’s biennial realignment which was announced Monday. Moving to Class 4A District 10-B will be West Orange-Stark, Orangefield, Hamshire-Fannett, Hardin-Jefferson and Liberty. This means that those five schools will have to scramble to find five non-district opponents this fall. Conference 4A District 10-A will include Bridge City, Little Cypress-Mauriceville, Cleveland, Huffman, Jasper, Silsbee and Splendora. Class 5A District 22 will include Vidor, Nederland, PNG, Lumberton, Beaumont Central, Beaumont Ozen, Baytown Lee and Goose Creek Memorial. Class 3A will include Deweyville, Crockett, CorriganCamden, Garrison, Newton and Hemphill.


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Rowlett Angler Catches Latest Toyota ShareLunker ATHENS—Lake Palestine produced its second Toyota ShareLunker in less than a year Saturday when Casey Laughlin of Rowlett pulled in a 13.22-pound bass while fishing a Media Bass tournament. Initially weighed at 13.02 pounds by tournament officials, the fish came in at 13.22 pounds when reweighed on the official ShareLunker program certified scale. The difference was significant, since it made the fish eligible to be submitted as the new record for Lake Palestine. The fish was 26.25 inches long and 20.75 inches in girth. It is now Toyota ShareLunker 554. Laughlin’s fish wrapped his line around a tree, and he and his partner had to move the boat to free it. “When I set the hook I thought I had hooked a tree,” Laughlin said. “Actually I did. She had wrapped the line around one. We moved the boat to try to free it, and when we did she came right to the boat.” The two catches confirm the opinion of the lake voiced by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) fisheries biologist Richard Ott in Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine’s February digital issue. “Everything just seems to ‘get going’a little faster in the spring on this reservoir,” he said. “The reservoir has seen little fluctuation over this past year, allowing for good development of shallow-water aquatic plants such as coontail and pondweed. Bass fishing really heats up on this lake in February, even with water temperatures around 50 degrees, and only gets better through March.” Laughlin caught his fish from eight to 10 feet of 50-degree water on the north end of the lake near Kickapoo Creek using a Zoom Speed Craw. Once again Ott had called it: “The far upper end, particularly the Kickapoo Creek and Neches River arms, heats up first,” he said. “Bass start to fatten up prior to the spawn and can be readily caught on spinnerbaits and chatterbaits across the large flats of these two arms. You can often find them really stacked into the creek channels winding their way through these flats, especially on the colder days. I would not be surprised to see more ShareLunkers come from this lake.” The current Lake Palestine water body record of 13.14 pounds was set by Lindell Booth in 2013. Booth was also fishing in a Media Bass tournament, also near Kickapoo Creek in eight feet of water. He recorded the water temperature as 49 degrees. Booth’s fish, Toyota ShareLunker 545, is on display in the dive tank at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens. Anyone legally catching a 13-pound or bigger largemouth bass from Texas waters, public or private, between October 1 and April 30 may submit the fish to the Toyota ShareLunker program. Fish will be picked up by TPWD personnel within 12 hours.

Adam Mattia makes Eagle Scout

Adam Mattia built Wood Duck nesting boxes for his Eagle Scout project. His Eagle ceremony is scheduled for March 1.

Staff Report For The Record Adam Mattia a member of Boy Scout Troop 62, of Orange has earned the honor of Eagle Scout, the highest rank that the Boy Scouts offers. Only 3 to 4 percent of Boy Scout members ever attain this prestigious honor. Adam, age 16, of Bridge City has earned 31 merit badges with 21 being required to receive the Eagle Scout award. He would like to thank his fellow scouts and leaders as well as Mr. Donnie Stanton of the Beaumont Waste Water Treatment, for the assistance and opportunity to build and install 10 Wood Duck nesting boxes. These nesting boxes will increase the duck population making the biome a healthier and more enriched area. A ceremony honoring Adam will take place at Faith United Methodist Church in Orange on March 1.

Lake Livingston State Park Piloting New Campsite Reservation System LIVINGSTON – Campers planning to visit Lake Livingston State Park in the Pineywoods can now select a specific campsite while making reservation under a one-year pilot program introduced recently. The site-specific reservations policy is unprecedented in the Texas State Park system, which has always operated on a first-come, first-served basis when securing a campsite. So far, park officials give the pilot program positive marks. During the first two weeks of its implementation on Jan. 13, 528 reservations were made for the 10 screened shelters and 34 full-hookup, 50-amp service campsites participating in the program. In total, the state park has more than 170 campsites and 10 screened shelters. “We wanted to explore new options to provide the best possible park experience while ensuring better access for late arrivals,” says Sheldon Kauitzsch, assistant park superintendent. “This pilot was driven in part by past visitor comments and a recent survey of park users that overwhelming confirmed they wanted this option.” An internal Texas Parks and Wildlife Department team spent a year researching the site-specific reservation issue, talking to other organizations that use that system. The team learned that 48 other state park systems take site-specific reservations. One of the keys to implementing the site-specific reservation program was the development of an interactive park map of the campgrounds that includes two photos and a brief description. Visitors to the park’s website can “click” on a “map” button that allows them to virtually see and then reserve in advance a specific screened shelter or one of the campsites. “It provides a visitor who has never been to our park the ability Lake Livingston Page 10B


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Staff Report For The Record The Texas Academy of Leadership in the Humanities (TALH) will host a spring preview day at the Mary and John Gray Library on Saturday, Feb. 8. The Academy is an early entrance college residential honors program at Lamar University. “Our preview day is a fantastic opportunity for parents and interested students to learn more about our program and hear first hand from students the benefits of an early college

education,” said Ted Stuberfield, director of the Academy. “We are extremely delighted to provide a venue in which gifted students can explore the possibilities of their educational careers and plan for future collegiate, career, and human development.” During the preview day there will be presentations on the academic and social life at TALH, residence hall living and security, financial aid and the benefits of a TALH education, as well as, presentations from administrators, students and parents. The day begins

with check in at the University Reception Center, 8th Floor of the Mary and John Gray Library at 9:30 a.m. The event will conclude at 2 p.m. Preregistration is suggested and may be done online at www. “The academy is one of two such programs created by the Texas State Legislature,” said Scott Stevenson, assistant director of the academy. Established in 1994, the program gives high school-aged juniors and seniors the opportunity to accumulate 60 or more hours of college credit by graduation.

All students accepted into the unique program receive full-tuition scholarships for up to 15 credit hours per semester and get to live on campus, as any other college student. To be admitted into the Academy, applicants apply as high school sophomores and must meet specific requirements, including a score of at least 1,000 on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) with no less than 500 on the critical reading and math sections of the test. TALH is a highly se-


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Benefit for “Diesel” Durkin to be held Saturday

The Durkin Family left to right: Callie, Christine, Richard “Diesel” and Cole. A benefit for Diesel will be held at the Community Center in Bridge City Saturday to cover medical expenses resulting from his motorcycle accident in September.

Penny LeLeux For The Record Richard “Diesel” Durkin, a beloved member of the Orangefield Community suffered a bad motorcycle accident in September and is still recovering from traumatic brain injury and multiple medical problems. A benefit is scheduled from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Community Center located at 105 Parkside Dr. in Bridge City. Music will be provided by David Joel, Britt Godwin, Deep Creek Band and The Fanatics. T-shirts will be for sale and live and silent auctions will be going on all day. Plate dinners provided by Van Choate and Rene Naquin will be available for $8. All proceeds will go to-

wards the mounting medical bills of Durkin. He spent several months in the hospital, in a coma and suffering from broken bones, internal and external injuries, several bouts of pneumonia and surgery. The extent of his brain injuries were not known. Durkin had been moved to Oak Manor Nursing Home in Vidor to continue his recovery. Recently, his breathing had improved enough on his on that doctors removed his trache. His recovery continued. He was rushed back to the hospital during the first of the ice storms the area occurred Friday, Jan. 24 for labored breathing and possible pneumonia. Once you have a bad case of pneumonia it is much

easier for it to occur again and again, especially when you are constantly in a prone position in a bed. It was a three hour trip by ambulance from Vidor through Evadale to get to Beaumont when all the bridges and many of the roads were closed down. Durkin was still in the hospital last week when the second area-wide shutdown of roads and bridges took place. He was released from the hospital and went back to the nursing home on Thursday, Jan. 30. While in the hospital, MRIs showed the breaks in his neck had healed and they removed the hard neck brace he had been in since the accident and changed it to a soft brace. An EEG also showed that his brain activity is still improv-

ing and they upgraded him from a 7 to an 8. When the accident occurred he was rated a 4. Normal brain activity for the average person is 15. He is half way there. Durkin is a self-employed contractor. He had no insurance and his wife, Christine has to work to keep the household going. They have two children, Callie and Cole. They would be lost if it wasn’t for “Papa Ken” Hamilton, Christine’s stepdad. He has stayed with Durkin at the hospital and the nursing home day and night during the week so Christine can work, since the accident. Christine goes up every day when she gets off work and stays with Diesel on the weekends. When Diesel was released from the hospital last week, Christine said she would be glad to get him back “home.” “Months ago when I toured Oak Manor I thought how in the world can I put him in a nursing home, but now it is home.” She said the nursing staff is wonderful there and even the other residents know him and visit with him. “It feels like home,” she said. She has also been grateful for all the help and support of friends and family. Members of her church have taken turns from time to time to give Papa Ken a break. Diesel still has a long road to recovery, but continues to improve. Friends hope proceeds from Saturday’s benefit will put a dent in what will continue to be mounting medical bills. The Durkins ask for continued prayers and hope for a full recovery one day. Christine puts daily updates on her husband’s condition on Facebook if you would like to keep up with his progress. If you would like to make a donation for the auction or help with the benefit, contact Stephanie Edgerly at 409-9883292. Donations can also be made at teamdiesel.

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Queen to meet Pope Francis for first time on Vatican visit The Queen is to meet Pope Francis for the first time on a visit to the Vatican in April, the British embassy in Rome has announced. The meeting – the first between the supreme governor of the Church of England and the leader of the Roman Catholic church since 2010 – will take place as part of a wider visit to Rome. The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh will have a private audience with the pontiff, who is from Argentina, in the Vatican on 3 April. First, the royal couple will meet the Italian president, Giorgio Napolitano, for a private lunch at the Quirinal palace, his official residence. The Queen was supposed to meet the 88-year-old head of state, a widely respected former communist, last year shortly before the end of his first seven-year mandate, but had to cancel the visit at the last-minute for health reasons. However, as Napolitano was the first Italian president to be re-elected for a second term, the two have another chance to catch up – and the Queen will also be able to meet Francis, who had not yet been elected at the time of her planned visit last year. A spokeswoman for the

Vatican could not say whether the pontiff, who makes much of his simplicity, would receive his royal guest in the plain guest house where he stays, or the grand apostolic palace. “We have absolutely no indication as to either time or place,” she said. The Queen last met a pope in 2010, when emeritus pope Benedict XVI, who resigned last year, visited the United Kingdom. She did not attend his successor’s inauguration in March, and was represented by the Duke of Gloucester. The 77-year-old former archbishop of Buenos Aires will be the fifth pope to meet the Queen, who first visited the Vatican as Princess Elizabeth during the pontificate of Pope Pius XII. Despite tension between

the Catholic and Anglican churches over issues such as the ordination of women, her reign has seen a thaw in relations between the UK and the Holy See, which exchanged ambassadors in 1982. But the Queen’s personal papal diplomacy predates that: she was received by Pope John XXIII in 1961 and became the first British monarch to make a state visit to the Vatican in 1980. According to a BBC report from the time, she wore a long black taffeta gown and had a meeting with Pope John Paul II that was described as “warm and relaxed”. The two met again in 2000.A spokeswoman from the British embassy to the Holy See said that although the royal visit to Rome was at the invitation

of Napolitano, the trip was also a chance for the Queen to meet Francis, who was elected last March. “It was an opportune occasion and time for the heads of state to meet,” she said. As well as being the spiritual head of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics, Francis is the Vatican’s head of state. He has already met Justin Welby, the archbishop of Canterbury, who was installed two days after the pope’s inauguration mass. As reported by TheGuardian.

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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 - 9:15 a.m., Worship Service - 10:30 a.m., Evening Worship- 6:30 p.m. Wed. Evening Services: Youth & Children - 6:30 p.m. Praise & Prayer - 6:30 p.m. Choir Practice - 7:30 p.m. Email:

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

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

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

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church 945 W. Roundbunch Road Bridge City, TX 77611 409-735-4573 - Church 409-988-3003 - Pastor Paul Zoch Worship Services: Traditional - 9 a.m. Sunday School: 10:15 a.m. Contemporary: 11 a.m. Wednesdays (Young & Young @ Heart) Potluck: 6 p.m. Fun, Games, Singing & Bible Study: 7 p.m. The Little Church with a Big Heart.

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

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

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

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Harvest Chapel 1305 Irving Street, West Orange, Texas 77630 (409) 882-0862 Pastor: Ruth Logan Burch Services: Sunday Morning 10:00 am Morning Service 11:00 am Nightly Service 6:00 pm Wednesday Service 6:00 pm

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rOOms FOr rent “GOLDen GIrLs” – A tAke OFF OF reAL LIFe. Many older ladies are now home sharing expenses. Searching for two ladies, non-smokers, to share home. Furnished bedrooms with king size bed, laundry room inside home and kitchen. $300 with all utilities paid. Upscale Neighborhood. Come share my home with me. Phone 409-6709272. COmmerCIAL nICe OFFICe spACe, On BLAnD st., BC, former lawyer’s office, newly redone, nice. (409) 735-2030. (M&r) FOr rent On rOunDBunCH rD, BC, various sizes and prices, frontage available. Rear spaces cheaper and perfect for shops, storage, warehouses, etc. (409) 735-2030. (M&r) HOme rentALs 2 & 3 BeDrOOms In CLAIrmOnt area, remodeled and HUD approved. Text 409.886.5055. Call after 3:30 p.m.

4/2 In BrIDGe CItY. $800 mo. Refrences required 474-9127 (KG tfn) HOUSES FOR RENT! 1-2-& 3 bedrooms, (409) 313-4270. m.H. rentALs 3/1 & 3/2 In OFIsD, 1

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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 734-7771. (Cctfn) HOme sALes 3/2/2, 2404 pOst OAk LAne, LCMISD, Nice brick orange home on corner lot garden room overlooking back yard, family room (17’x19’), 2 walk-ins in master bdrm. , Shower and jetted tub in master bath, open concept kitchen and breakfast room, fireplace, new tile and new carpeted floors, fenced back yard, (reduced to $190,000) for more info call edee @ (409) 670-9272 or 330-4470.

ISD. Concrete streets, public water and sewer, natural gas, private lake access, restricted homesites. Call today to reserve your lot! Countryland Properties, LLC (409) 745-1115. (2/11/14) AppLIAnCes useD AppLIAnCes, starting at $99.95 & Up, Harry’s appliances, 302 10th. St. (10Th. & Main), orange, we buy used appliances, 8864111.

GAs DrYer, $100; eLeCtrIC DrYer, $100; Washing Machine, $100, (409) 735-7163. (JD tfn) kenmOre WAsHer/ DrYer, almost new $300. 474-9127.


10 ACre trACt On prIVAte rOAD off FM 105 with seller financing available. MOBILES OK. Orangefield Schools. Livestock welcome. COUNTRYLAND PROPERTIES LLC. 409-745-1115. (2/11/14) neW DeVeLOpment – Twin Lakes Estates - Now Preselling Lots! Orangefield

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‘99 Suburban , Gold, 50k, 5.7 liter engine. Good condition, one owner. 20K OBO. Call 409.779.8370 ask for Christopher. HOusekeepInG- residential, commercial. Excellent references. 409-7348096 (02/19)

20 GAs DrYers! $100 & Up, all work! Call Harry at (409) 886-4111.

LAnD QuAIL trAILs 3 LCm Schools. 2.7 ac. REPO. MSUD water and sewer installed. Mobiles and horses OK. Owner Financing available. COUNTRYLAND PROPERTIES LLC. 409745-1115 (2/11/14)

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mIsCeLLAneOus DInInG tABLe W/ 4 CHAIrs, $350; headboard, paid $1,000 will take $450; entertainment center, $250; dyson vacuum, still in warranty; call to see at (409) 670-9272 or 330-4470. mOVInG sALe! Curtis mathis tV, wood cabinet, collector’s item, will consider all offers; dining table w/ 4



Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of DON COURTLAND MOSIER, Deceased, were issued on January 23, 2014, in Cause No. P16692, pending in the County Court at Law of OraNgE County, Texas, to: BARBARA JEAN MOSIER. all persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them to the undersigned within the time and in the manner prescribed by law. BARBARA JEAN MOSIER c/o: JOE D. ALFORD Attorney at Law 105 S. Market Street Orange, Texas 77630 DaTED the 24TH day of JaNUarY, 2014

Joe D. Alford


attorney for BarBara JEaN MOSIEr State Bar No. 01012500 attorney at Law 105 S. Market Street Orange, TX 77630 Telephone 409-8832-9014 Fax 409-882-0564

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Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of JUANITA V. POOLE, Deceased, were issued on January 23, 2014, in Cause No. P16691, pending in the County Court at Law of OraNgE County, Texas, to: GERMAINE POOLE LOUVIERE and RObERT LyNN POOLE. all persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them to the undersigned within the time and in the manner prescribed by law. GERMAIN POOLE LOUVIERE RObERT LyNN POOLE c/o: JOE D. ALFORD Attorney at Law 105 S. Market Street Orange, Texas 77630 DaTED the 24TH day of JaNUarY, 2014

Joe D. Alford


attorney for gErMaINE POOLE LOUVIErE and rOBErT LYNN POOLE State Bar No. 01012500 attorney at Law 105 S. Market Street Orange, TX 77630 Telephone 409-8832-9014 Fax 409-882-0564

chairs, $300; head board, paid $1,000 will take $250; small but tall glass top, 3 drawers at bottom, $100; large wood entertainment center, $350; roll up wood desk, $75; angel to go on mail box, $35; Dyson vacuum w/ instructions and extended warranty, $100; rocking chair, grandma type, very old, $10; computer char, brown, comfortable, $10; coffee table w/ white and gold trim, $35; dolls for sale, make offer. Antique dish set, make offer. NOTE I would like to buy a pillow top mattress! Call for an appointment to see @ (409) 6709272. (Edee, tfn) FOr sALe: 2 CemeterY pLOts, HILLCrest CemeterY, 4560 Hwy 87: Lot 66D-4 and Lot 82D-3. in the Catholic (Garden of Gethsemane) area blessed by the Bishop $1500 OBO. Call 409.383.7186 or (7786)

Notice is hereby given that original Letters of Testamentary for the Estate of Ruth Elaine Strickland, Deceased, were issued on January 23, 2014, in Cause No. P16743, pending in the County Court at Law of Orange County, Texas, to: S D. Strickland. All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them to the undersigned within the time and in the manner prescribed by law.

DATED this the 27th day of January, 2014

Paul M. Fukuda

PAUL M. FUKUDA Attorney for S D. Strickland State Bar No. 00789915 312 Border Street Orange, TX 77630 Telephone 409-883-4357 Fax 409-883-6263

I’Ve GOt puppIes; they’re eating me out of house and home! Beautiful black and white, will grow to 40-60 lbs. They need good homes! Call Jonnie at (409) 988-9472.

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) 8326530.

psA AL-AnOn meets Wednesday & Sunday at 7pm. 1512 Strickland Dr., Orange, call (409) 779-4289 or Cindy @ 994-5503 for details. GOLDen trIAnGLe tOuGHLOVe is a self help parents support group for parents of children displaying unacceptable behavior. Meets every tues. At 7 pm. At immaculate conception education building, 4100 lincoln (corner of lincoln & washington) in groves. For more information call 9620480.



c/o: Paul M. Fukuda Attorney at Law 312 Border Street Orange, Texas 77630


Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of JODA LEWIS ATCHLEY, Deceased, were issued on January 30, 2014, in Cause No. P-16689, pending in the County Court at Law of OraNgE County, Texas, to: JESSICA ALISE BUSH. all persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them to the undersigned within the time and in the manner prescribed by law. c/o Steve Parkhurst Attorney at Law 1009 Green Ave. Orange, Texas 77630 DATED the 30TH day of JaNUarY, 2014

Steve Parkhurst Steve Parkhurst

attorney for JESSICa aLISE BUSH State Bar No.: 00797206 1009 green ave. Orange, Texas 77630 Telephone: (409) 883-0892 Facsimile: (409) 670-0888

ADVOCAtes FOr CHILDren, InC. “A casa program” is accepting volunteer applications at this time. You can apply by calling 1-877-5866548 [toll free] or going online to www.Advocates-4-children-inc.Org [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!

Field Workers 11 temporary positions; approx 10 months; Job to begin on 3/10/14 through 1/10/15; Duties: to operate tractors in the sugar cane fields during the preparations of the fields for planting season. To assist with the planting and the harvesting of the sugar during the harvesting season. Must be able to walk, stand, stoop and reach ground level crop. Work is done in all weather conditions. 3 months experience in job offered required. $9.87 per hour; OT varies, not guaranteed. All work tools provided. Housing and transportation provided to workers who can not reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of the work day; Transportation and subsistence expenses to the worksite will be provided by the employer upon completion of 50% of the work contract, or earlier, if appropriate; ¾ hours guaranteed in a work day during contract.. Employment offered by Rodrique Planting Company located in Vacherie, LA. Qualified applicants may call employer for an interview at (225) 265-4282. Applicants may apply for this position at their nearest SWA office located at 304 Pearl St., Beaumont, TX 77701.

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My Valentine My Pain You track in dirt all down the hall You won’t repair the bathroom wall.

But no one is perfect, this I know So I will give you time to grow.

You change the channel constantly “And put the lid down, if you please!”

Even though you snore all night You’re still the Sweetheart of my life.

You won’t buy me a brand, new car Or pay my tab at Whitfield’s bar.

And when the kids are throwing up You find a way to cheer me up.

You eat with a spoon and always belch And fall asleep right on the couch.

And when I feel I’ve had enough I think of you, dear, in the buff.

It always, “Bring me one more beer, And one for Bill and Randy, dear.”

And there are times I hate your guts But I still love you very much.

You never take me out enough And then complain you have it tough.

And there are times, your eyes I’d prick, But you are still the one I’d pick.

And we all know the next line, Honey You never give me enough money.

It’s funny how I love to hate My Valentine, my spouse, my mate. by Feather Penn

THEME: U.S. PrESidEnTS ACROSS 1. Burp 6. Flapper’s feathers 9. Struggle for air 13. Wombs 14. *Degree common to many Presidents 15. *Presidential Medal of _____ 16. Show of contempt

35. Exercise group, pl. 37. Kicker’s field ____ 39. Return the debt 40. Hurry up! 41. Dark organic soil substance 43. Seed cover 44. Cover

68. “A Doll’s House” playwright 69. Military ___ 70. One of several species of lemurs 71. California valley 72. Bolt’s companion 73. *Presidents call on Congress to do this

46. Agitate 47. Encore!


11. Fountain liquid

36. Falling-out

12. A Super Bowl participant, e.g.

38. Comic strip Moppet

15. *He never promised “a chicken in every pot”

42. 1965 march site

20. Secretariat’s sound

49. Genetic info carrier

22. Feather glue

51. Scene of event or action

24. Enduring strength 25. Biblical patriarch 26. Famous physicist Nikola

17. On vacation

48. *Peanut farmer

1. *41st or 43rd president

18. Beat the Joneses

50. Partner of “void”

2. Europe’s highest volcano

19. *The first whom women could vote for

52. To blemish

3. Lecherous look

29. *Number of Presidents named John

53. Dwarf buffalo

4. Belief

31. Clothes line

21. Perfect world

55. Bygone bird

23. Bit of binary code

57. *First Medicare cardholder

5. “Now ______” sign in window

32. Erasable programmable read only memory

24. Bohemian, e.g.

60. *Old Hickory

25. Part of T.G.I.F.

64. Jelly fruit

28. One from the Magi 30. Feel bitter about

65. Rocks in drink 67. Thin mountain ridge

6. Cyberspace soliloquy 7. Stumblebum 8. More than bad 9. Climb the stairs 10. Against or opposed to

27. Part of stairs

33. Nigerian money 34. *a.k.a. “His Accidency”

45. Sinbad, e.g.

54. “The _____,” “America’s Finest News Source” 56. Ohio rubber hub 57. Marching band member

58. Coarse file 59. Eye part 60. Court fool’s joke 61. Plural for “serum” 62. Auditory 63. Hitler’s Eagle’s ____ 64. Bathtub liquor 66. PC brain

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• The Record • Week of Wednesday, February 5, 2014

BCCC announces Students of the Month

Pictured are: Counselor Gayle Parkhurst, Principal Ben Petty, Lynn Risinger, Superintendent Stephen Patterson, Dane Risinger, Bridge City Chamber Ambassador Misty Songe

The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce announced the Students of the Month for January at their monthly networking coffee held at the Orangefield-Cormier Museum located on FM 105 across from the High School in Orangefield. Gregory Sattler was chosen as the Bridge City Student of the Month and Dane Risinger was chosen as the Orangefield Student of the Month. Sattler is ranked 3rd in his class of 186 students with a 4.79 GPA on a weighted 4.0 scale and is the son of Brian and Kay Sattler. He is a member of the National Honor Society, UIL Science & Social Studies, a leader in Marching & Concert Band, member of the Varsity Soccer Team and is involved in hunting, fishing and other outdoor activities. Sattler has received

Pictured are: Principal Richard Briggs, Brian and Kay Sattler, Gregory Sattler, Superintendent Mike King, Bridge City Chamber Ambassador Christy Khoury

awards as a National Merit Semi-Finalist, Honor Roll, Honors & AP Courses, SAT (math & reading) 1410, ACT 34, and nominated to the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists and Business Information Management. His community service includes numerous mission trips, work and witness projects and an active member of the Orange First Church of the Nazarene Youth Group. Teachers stated “Sattler is involved in many school activities yet maintains a very high GPA and class rank. He has impeccable manners and a strong moral conviction; an ideal student and the type of young man that any parent would love to have dating their daughter. He is very talented academically, musically and athletically.”

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ity to see the sites beforehand,” Kauitzsch explains. “The RV owner, for instance, can find out the orientation, slope and measurements of the campsite, where the trees are located that might interfere with slide-outs and the location of sewer drops.” For late arrivals and those who find their reserved campsite has an issue that can’t be resolved quickly, the park also has set aside an additional three “local” campsites to accommodate them. A post-launch survey is in development that will provide customer feedback about the new campsite reservation system. Once a website visitor selects a campsite or shelter, the individual can“click” on an online reservation website link to finalize the transaction. Reservations also can be made by calling (512) 389-8900. The park entrance fee is $5 for persons 13 and older. Campsites range from $10 to $25 per night. Screened shelters rent for $30 per night. Lake Livingston State Park covers 635 acres on the southeastern shore of 83,000-acre Lake Livingston about 75 miles outside Houston. It opened to the public in 1977 and is popular with anglers, campers, hikers, horseback riders and mountain bikers. For more information, contact the park at (936) 365-2201. To find out about other Texas State Parks, call (800) 792-1112.

Sattler plans to attend Southern Nazarene University and major in BioChemistry as a part of their Pre-Medical Program. Risinger is ranked 5th out of his class of 127 students with a 4.50227 GPA on the OHS scale and is the son of Ronald and Lynn Risinger. He is Vice President of the National Honor Society and Class Officer Vice President, a Member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Varsity Basketball, Golf and Tennis and Baseball. His awards and honors include being Class of 2013 Grand Marshal, selected for “Leadership Southeast Texas,” the Big “O” Award and the Honor Roll for 4 years. Teachers commented that “Risinger is a very intelligent, well-mannered, likeable young man who works hard and is able to excel both aca-

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demically and athletically. In the 9th grade he was shy but willing to go out of his comfort zone to act and play roles that other students would not play. It has been a pleasure to watch him grow into the leader he has become over the years.” Risinger plans to attend Baylor University of Texas or Texas Christian University. Both Sattler and Risinger received a plaque, sponsored by David Self Ford honoring them for their accomplishments along with gift certificates from The Classy Peacock, Tiger Rock Martial Arts of Bridge City, Sabine Federal Credit Union, Central Office Supply, Wal Mart, Geaux Mail, Complete Staffing, Michele Michelle Day Spa, Comtex Wireless, Five Point Credit Union, and Papa John’s Pizza.

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