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A love story . . .

Married 64-years Debby Schamber For The Record

Love is in the air and not just because Valentine’s Day is around the corner, but because of Henry Lee Willey and his bride of nearly 64 years, Lamurel Willey, who  are just as in love now  as they were when they first got married. Henry Lee Willey, who is the third generation from the Mauriceville area,  spotted his future wife at a Mauriceville cafe where she was working as a waitress. It was her long dark curly  hair which caught his eye. Lamurel is from Shelby

Sheriff’s Dept. gets new vehicles Penny Leleux

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The Orange County Sheriff’s Office will be purchasing three new Chargers at an estimated cost of $90,015 with trade-ins of two 2008 Dodge Police Chargers and a 2005 Chrysler 300 seized vehicle. These vehicles were approved as capital outlay expenditures for the sheriff’s department. The sheriff was also authorized to purchase a 2012 Toyota Tundra for use in the narcotics division known as special services. This vehicle will be purchased with drug forfeiture money. Later, four other vehicles will be sold on the counties auction Web site to help offset the cost of the Tundra. Sheriff Keith Merritt said, “We’ll be using the county online auction for the first time. We have four vehicles we’ll be auctioning off. The reason that we’re doing that is because the four ve-


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Brian Hudson informs Eric Andrus there are suspicions his mother’s death may not have been of natural causes and he may become a suspect. Alex Edgerly and Brandy Slaughter look on. RECORD PHOTO: Penny LeLeux

From the early days, Henry and Lamurel Willey, knew they were a good fit and they would be together for the rest of their lives.

County which is jokingly referred to as the “back woods.” It wasn’t long before the couple realized it was a “good fit” and years later they would look back and know it was the reason they had lived such a good life together.

Together they raised six children. Family was important to them. They made it a point to attend all of their children’s baseball and basket-

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BCCC welcomes aNe Insurance

Showtime in BC Penny Leleux

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You can see the wheels turning in the heads of those left out of Aunt Louise’s will. How can they turn their misfortune around? What happens next is for you to figure out. The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce hosts its 3rd annual Mystery Dinner Theater at 7 p.m. this Friday and Saturday at the Community Center. Brandy Slaughter said they only have about five tables left for the Saturday performance and she hopes the Friday event does

as well. This is the first time they have had two performances. Friday is “family night” with less expensive tickets, kid friendly fare of pizza and no alcohol. Step back into the 70s and visit with a wacky dysfunctional family in “Reading Aunt Louise’s Will.” Will Vergil make it through the night? Will Alex? If they both die, even the order it happens in makes a difference in who benefits from those actions. It’s up to the audience to solve this murder mystery directed


The Nickum family and staff members of aNe Insurance celebrated Grand Opening with a ribbon cutting by the Bridge City Chamber.

Staff Report

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The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting along with their monthly networking coffee at aNe Insurance, one of Bridge City’s newest chamber members Tuesday morning. Owner Alice Ellen Nickum whose initials monogram style are aNe has been a part of the Bridge City Community since August

1965 when she and her husband, Bill moved here as newlyweds. Ellen and Bill raised their three children, Angela, Alyson and John in the community and are happy that two of them, Alyson and John, still live in Bridge City and are busy raising their families here as well. They are the proud grandparents to nine grandchildren. Ellen and Bill


Troy Shelton and Caitlin Pridemore discuss ways to get more money from Aunt Louise’s estate. RECORD PHOTO: Penny LeLeux

BCCC awards Dollar Store monthly honor Debby Schamber

Whether it is simply promoting team spirit by allow-

The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce recognized the Bridge City Dollar General as February’s Business of the Month at their monthly networking coffee held at aNe Insurance, 1025 Texas Avenue, Suite B, Tuesday morning. Dollar General has been a community minded business from the time they arrived in Bridge City.

Dollar Store Manager Andrea Allen was honored to not only accept the Business of the Month award from the Bridge City Chamber of Commerce, but she was also named the Employee of the Month. She was presented the awards by Bridge City Chamber Ambassadors Ethyl Marchand, Scot Shaffer and Shirley Zimmerman (not pictured).

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ing high school students to paint their store front windows or them choosing to get involved with the Christmas Parade and supporting the chamber of commerce during the Christmas season. It is no wonder that the store has a large customer base with the leadership and commitment of Store Manager Andrea Allen. She, along with the employees and customers of the store,

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Sheriff’s Dept. new vehicles hicles we’re auctioning off were purchased with drug seizure money, back before I became sheriff. That money has to be kept seperate. It can’t be intermingled with budgeted cars that we are gonna get.” Merritt will bring the issue to have the four vehicles removed from the county assets to the court before the auction. “We haven’t put the four on auction yet, because we’re still trying to get all the paperwork in order,” said Merritt. The sheriff’s office is ultimately reducing the department’s fleet by three vehicles. Christy Khoury informed commissioners the total amount of interest paid on the

Tax Anticipation Note with Wells Fargo was $52, 867.50 which is a savings of more than $30,000 by paying off the note early. the original estimate of interest was $86,000 according to County Judge Carl Thibodeaux. The court also authorized Khoury to sign documents to obtain unclaimed money due the county, held by the State Comptroller in the amount of $166.98. A direct deposit was received from the state comptroller in the ammount of $438,611.06 for Decembers 1/2 cent sales and use tax. The total is a $48,000 increase over last year.

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Thibodeaux signed the Advance Funding Agreement with Texas Department of Transportation on the repai or replacement of the East Roundbunch Swin Bridge. This is the agreement to accept the county’s 10 percent match with inkind work on other projects. “It’s a win-win for us,” said Thibodeaux. The county’s projects will be paid for with Ike Round 2.2 funds Commissioner Precinct 3 was appointed to the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) stakeholder group for Adams and Cow Bayou watershed areas. Joe Parkhurst and Wayne LaCombe were reappointed to the Orange County Emergency Services District #3. Christy Khoury was added to the Orange County Convention and Expo Center committee. Clark Slacum, county engineer was authorized to attend the 2013 Texas Transportation Forum in Austin Feb. 1719. It counts as continuing education credits to maintain his certification and is a budgeted item. Commissioners authorized hiring for several vacant positions including a custodial position, maintenance Tech position that covers air conditioning and refregeration, a bus driver for the transportation department, plus a parttime dispatcher. The county will begin advertising for proposals for service providers for the Orange County Convention and Expo Center. The court formed a committee to evaluate the proposals on RFP-13001-Telecommunictions for the building and any other matter that comes to the purchasing department for the completion of the building. Departments are not expected to move into the center until April or possibly May. Commissioners court will meet at 10 a.m. next Monday.

See The W.H. Stark House Dining Room set for Valentine’s Day during the Victorian Valentine’s Day exhibit.

W.H. Stark House celebrates Victorian Valentine’s Day with new exhibit Staff Report For The Record

The W.H. Stark House invites the public to a new exhibit Victorian Valentine’s Day, where visitors can discover ways that a Victorian couple may have celebrated Valentine’s Day. This exhibit will be on display through Feb. 16. Visitors touring The House during Victorian Valentine’s Day will have the opportunity to view the Dining Room set for a romantic dinner for two with a cherub themed tablescape, including the rarely displayed Rose Trellis pattern china by Manufacture National de Sévres. Also included will be a special gift that represents what may have been exchanged between Miriam and William Henry Stark to celebrate the holiday. Highlighted in the Master Bedroom will be a never before exhibited dress, shoes and other


accessories that Miriam Stark may have worn for such a special occasion. Tours are available to visitors ages ten years and older and an admission charge does apply. Visitors will also have the chance to create a Victorian Valentine’s Day card in the adjacent Carriage House, which serves as the entrance for the Victorian Valentine’s Day program. All ages are welcome to stop by The Carriage House, located at 610 W. Main Ave. in Orange, to make a take-home card from Valentine’s Dayinspired materials. Admission to The Carriage House for this event is free of charge. Patsy Herrington, Director of The W.H. Stark House, welcomes the public, saying, “Guests of all ages are welcome to The Carriage House to see our Victorian Valentine’s Day exhibit and take part in making a Victorian-style card. By the mid-1800s, it was common

for Americans of all social classes to exchange cards and Victorian cards were elaborate hand-made or mass-produced creations with real lace, feathers and ribbons.” She reminds the public that only visitors ten years of age or older can participate in tours, but The Carriage House is always open to all. Located at 610 West Main Avenue in Orange, Texas, The W.H. Stark House is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with the last tour beginning at 3:30 p.m. For more information, call 409-883-0871 or visit www.whstarkhouse. org. Also on Feb. 16, Stark Museum of Art will also have a heart-inspired day of celebration. Visitors of all ages are welcome to the free I Heart Family Day program, taking place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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BCHS students celebrate 100 days February 6th marked the 100th day of school at Bridge City High School celebrated their 100th day of school on Feb. 6 by collecting at least 100 jars of peanut butter the Bridge City/Orangefield Ministerial Alliance. At last count, 151 jars of peanut butter had been collected. Student Council members pictured are: Freshmen Class President, Jimi Kern, Sophomore Class President Shayla Bratton, Junior Class President Jannet Tran and Senior Class President Zach Cole.

Showtime in BC by Orange Community Players, Inc. members Jody Chesson and Adam Conrad. The cast includes: Alex Edgerly as Ronnie Badger; Ethel Marchand as Judy Badger; Sarah Briggs as Regina Tutwiler; Juan Gonzales as Alex Reindorf; Caitlin Pridemore as Samantha Reindorf; Elyse Thibodeaux as Shirley McElroy; Troy Shelton as Willie McElroy; Lisa Rougeau as Daisy McElroy; Angela Thames as Robin Wilson; Brandy Slaughter as Daphne Davis; Eric Andrus as Virgil Reindorf; Jeff Thames as Throckmorton T. Phillpott; and Brian Hudson as Chief Armond Bledsoe. Ashley Morgan will be the emcee for the evening. Kevin Morgan will be the detective that reveals the murderer and their motives. Trey Tomplait is in charge of sound. “It’s been successful every year,” said Andrus. “Hopefully we’re going to get everything right; get our lines down, do what we’re supposed to do and make everybody laugh.” Slaughter jokingly said Andrus’ frequent adlibs were messing up some of the other players who were not used to acting. “If someone messes up their lines, it’s up to the people in the scene to help them,” said Andrus in his defense. “Hey Willie, Samantha wants to talk to you,” is one adlib he threw out there to remind Shelton he missed his cue to go to the front and have a discussion with Pride-

more. Van Choate is catering Saturday’s meal which includes: pulled pork, rotisserie marinated chicken, fried catfish, Cajun rice dressing, seasoned green beans and French fries. “He said we won’t run out of food,” said Slaughter. She is considering having the Ambassadors make brownies for dessert. It wasn’t until they started practicing that Slaughter learned what the brownie connection was to the 60s and 70s. “Elyse started talking about the brownies and I thought, ‘What the heck is she talking about?’ Everybody was laughing at work because I didn’t know what the brownies were about.” Slaughter said she had to ask her mother about the brownies to get the answer. They will be the appropriate dessert. Stop by the Bridge City Chamber of Commerce office from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. through Friday, or call 735-5671 to reserve a table. Friday, tickets will cost $20 per person or $150 per table of 8. Saturday, tickets are $40 per person or $300 per table of 8, and $50 to decorate a table. No one under 21 will be admitted to Saturday’s performance because of the alcohol being served.

aNe Insurance have been active members of the community and attend Second Baptist Church. Ellen made the decision to open an independent agency when she saw the marketing need arise for one in our area. Ellen has been in and around the insurance business for over 40 years due to her husband also being his own insurance agent. Bill proudly supports Ellen in this new venture even giving up two of his employees to help in the new business. Charlene Wappler and Nathan Dean joined Ellen when aNe Insurance Agency opened in June, 2012. Charlene is a licensed agent in home, auto, life and health and is currently working on getting certified to become a Flood Specialist. Charlene and husband, Randy have lived in Bridge City 20 years raising

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their three children, Drew, Mallory and Matthew while she was employed by Bill Nickum Insurance for more than 10 of those years. Nathan has been a licensed agent for two and one half years in home, auto, life and health. He is the manager for aNe Insurance and has worked diligently securing companies for aNe to represent. Nathan and his wife Brianne, moved to Bridge City in 2010 and are raising their four children, Bryce, Toby, Hailey and newly welcomed Layla in the community. Ellen, Charlene and Nathan are excited and proud to be serving the Bridge City/Orangefield Community. The office, located at 1025 Texas Avenue, Suite B is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

BCCC awards Dollar Store worked diligently to help provide toys to the Ministerial Alliance so that the children in this community would have a better Christmas. They delivered hundreds of toys that were appreciated so much. The store has a friendly team who work hard to keep the store neat and all the merchandise stocked. Dollar General is located at 385 Texas Avenue and is open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Sunday. The Bridge City Chamber was also able to surprise Store Manager Andrea Allen who










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thought she was there only to receive the store award. She was named the Employee of the Month. She is a very sweet person with a kind and gentle heart and is always willing to go the extra mile to help anyone in need. Very caring, friendly and helpful. Another Dollar General employee stated she is always telling Andrea how special she is and this award just proves it. District Manager Cindy Phflyder finds it a joy to work with Andrea and the Bridge City Dollar General Store.

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dust cloud blew in. Bob Dylan says he was surprised by the genius of the writing of “House of Earth,” which told about how poor people searched for love an meaning. Woodrow Wilson Woody Guthrie, 19121967. The discovery of “House of Earth,” reinforces Guthrie’s place among the immortal figures of American letters. The book went on sale last week. Thanks to Glen for this special novel. Anyone who loves history and learning about the hard times endured by ordinary people to plant roots in the arid land of the Panhandle should certainly read this book. OUR CONDOLENCES We were sorry to learn about the death of our longtime friend Beuford Herford, age 72, who died Sunday, Feb. 10. Visitation will start at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13 at Memorial Funeral Home in Vidor. Beuford was a retired Boilermaker, Local 587 in Orange with over 50 years of service. He was a close ally of Dewey “Teddy Bear” Cox and served as Business Agent of the Local. Our sincere sympathies to son Clay, daughters Rita and Monica and their families. He was a good man who helped many. Please see obituary.*****Our thoughts are also with the family of Newell Shipley, 45, who died of burns at a private hunting club in Jasper County last Saturday, Feb. 9. He was a Master Electrician with Local 479 and a member of Pine Forest Masonic Lodge. He is survived by his son Thomas, daughter Aubree and parents Aubrey and Martha Shipley and sister Amy. Services will be held Wednesday, 2 p.m. at Memorial FunerLENTEN SEASON BEGINS al Home of Vidor. Our sympathy goes out to all of his The rains have gone away for now and a cool front family. blows in.. Today, Wednesday is the first day of the Lenten season that will last 40 days until Easter SunTURNING BACK THE HANDS OF TIME day. It’s a most important period for those of the 10 Years Ago-2003 Catholic faith. It’s a strange time for the first Pope in A bunch of folks gathered at Van Choate’s Cajun over 600 years to choose to resign. The last time that Cookery where Van prepared loads and loads of happened it would be nearly 300 years before Ameriboiled crawfish outdoors and the crawfish eating conca became the United States. Today around the globe test was on. Attorney Michael Catt and Roy Dunn there are 1.2 billion Catholics. Pope Benedict XVI, are above average crawfish eaters but Roy says, “You 85, will step down on February 28. A new Pope is exdon’t want to get in a crawfish eating contest with pected to be named by Easter. Retired Pope BeneAsst. D.A. Doug Manning. He put us all in the shade. dict will live at the Vatican. Five Italian Cardinals are Pretty, long legged legal secretary Shelia Murrry leading candidates to replace Benedict. They are Ancame in last and she wouldn’t suck the Crawfish gelo Scola, 70, Leonardo Sandri, 70, Angelo Bagnasco, 69, Marc Ouellet, 68 and Gianfranco Ravasi, heads.*****Bob Shinn had open heart surgery at Bap69.*****No word yet on which night Kree Harrison tist Hospital in Beaumont.*****Darlene Zavada is the will appear on American Idol. Either Wednesday or new director at the Convention and Visitors Bureau. Thursday or both. The girl contestants start their TV She replaces Charlene Sonnier. (Editor’s note: What competition but we do know that Kree is in the top a great job Darlene has done over the last 10 years. 40. Her local family doesn’t know any more than that She was a great choice for the job.)*****Huey Meaux, except that she is in Las Vegas taping and filming. 73, is headed back to the big house. Huey was paroled We’ll be pulling for our local girl to do good.*****Well, in September of 1996. He had gotten a 15-year senit’s come on Valentine’s Day. Each year, for many tence for possession of cocaine, two counts of sexual years, this column has passed out a few sweetheart assault of a child, pornography and jumping bail. He awards. This year is no different. However, this year, was in a half-way house when he was caught in posbesides picking special beautiful people, we have also session of pornography. Guess what? He’s headed chosen ladies that sometime are other throughout the back to the big house.*****Colin Powell in his presenyear fed us some goodies. You could say the way to my tation to the United Nations Security Council makes heart is through my taste buds.*****I best get started the case that Saddam has weapons of mass destrucand see what I come up with. Please come along, I tion. (Editor’s note: It turned out to all have been a lie furnished by the Bush bunch, mostly VP Dick promise it won’t do you no harm. Cheney. The U.S. invaded Iraq and 10 years later no WMD’s have yet to be found.) VALENTINE SWEETHEART AWARDS What these women have in common is that they are 63 Years Ago-1950 all upbeat, friendly, smile a lot and truly care about Jimmy Conn was MC for the Tiger Grid Banquet. people. Here they are in no particular order. Joy ScarTwenty lettermen received special recognition. bourgh, a longtime educator now retired. Always on Thomas Jefferson coach Clarence Underwood was the go, Joy has been slowed by a bad accident that afspecial guest.*****Bridge City fighter Dow Gene Anfects her walking but she manages. Joy makes the derson, a flashy welterweight, failed to record his world’s best pecan fudge. I hoard it when I get fifth knockout in a row but did hammer out a decisome.***Patsy Peck is a great friend to have and the sion over Harmon Miller to win the 147-pound class best thing that ever happened to David. She’s always in Port Arthur Golden Gloves tournament. available to help anyone who needs it. She stays on the go. No one makes better banana pudding and I’ve 65 Years Ago-1948 been the recipient of several gallons of it.***Sherlynn A hard freeze continues holding at 24 degrees bringBlackshear, is not only easy to look at, she’s a great baker and always sees that we get some of her latest ing a fuel crisis. *****Sid Caillavet and Jimmy Conn creations. You just can’t beat her pie making. She al- create a big public scene in the New Orleans depot afways has a smile for the next customer at Bridge City ter Conn stole Sid’s overcoat. Sid took his belt off Branch Bank.***Pearl Burgess, at age 92, is like Betty and started whipping Jimmy after Sid’s coat was White, spreading joy and entertainment. Pearl found being worn under Jimmy’s coat. Conn sends touches a lot of lives with her poetry. She’s so up beat card and toy skunk to Joe Blanda. The card read, you would never know she’s had a bad day. She also a “Thinking of you.”*****Orange fighters, coached by master chef.***Donna Scales, always full of it, she is Crip Trahan, win five of seven Golden Gloves bouts. great to be around and she tells unbelievable stories. The show opened with exhibition by Orange’s batAs head of Orange County Parks she’s a great ambas- tling twins, Robin and Roddy Tolar. Winners were sador and boy can she cook. No one makes better Ray Duley, Red Lindsey, Don Stephenson, Earnest cakes, all varieties. My favorite is a ten pound pan full Casnino and Jack Dennis. Undefeated Kid Henry of Almond Joy cake.***Peggy Albair. What a gal. She fought an exhibition with Charles Booty. was born to work in the public. A reality show should BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK be done on her and Richard’s place, Peggy’s on the Bayou. She’s really cute in her baseball cap. She keeps Judy Ford, Lee Ann Jaarah, Liz Fontenot, Jeremy me fed, plus I’m the guinea pig for new items and I’m Delano, Fred Kennedy, Judy Harrison, Jordan good at that. She sends me home with the areas best Guidry, Dan Batchelor, Robert Montagne, Drew seafood gumbo and crawfish pistolets. Gives me a Domas, Inez Jones, Judy Brownlie, Mandy LeBhug and says “Enjoy.”***Lyndia Permenter, what a auve, Patricia Davis, Vicky Stanley, Ann McDuff, nice lady, very caring and always has a kind word. John Chauvin, Kim Harmon, Mellisa Tuttle, Rolf She’s a special kind. She was the first to remember me Schulz, Alayna George, Tom Edwards, Lucy Pulfor Valentine’s Day. She sent me some goodies, deliv- liam, Ashley Floyd, Bernice Say, Justin Broussard, ered by our friend T.W. Lyndia is a proud great- Jeremy Crocker, Betty Drachenberg, Betty Smith, grandmother who always wears a smile.***Well, there Leah Gunstream, Charlotte North, Ruby Sanders, are my beautiful people for one more year. We wish Christy Faulk, Darrin Havens, Jason Clark and them and all of you wonderful ladies a very Happy Martha Pittman. Valentine’s Day. A FEW HAPPENINGS Bad news ahead for baby boomers, Alzheimer’s patients could triple by 2050 to 13.8 million. I would FROM MUMFORD AND SONS TO WOODY hope that by then they would surely find a cure. ExGUTHRIE It wasn’t the best Grammy’s I’ve ever watched but a perts say not likely, but will be able to postpone efgood thing that has happened over the last few years fects. *****Texas A&M racked up on talent signing is that country music has become more prevalent. I day. New signers included Eric Dickersons cousin recall when country got one award. I was glad that Ricky Seales-Jones from Sealy High. The only area “Babel” Mumford and Sons got “Album of the Year.” recruit for A&M is Alex Sezer Jr. 5 foot, 9 inch, 180 I like music that has a banjo in it. Last week, in a spe- pounder from Little Cypress-Mauriceville. Aggie cial on TV, the band traveled from California to New coach Sumlin says about Alex, “I had to check my Orleans and did concerts along the way. Earthy music timer twice to make sure it was working correctly that goes back in time.*****Speaking of that, our when I clocked the speedster. He’s a sleeper who will friend Glen Oliver ordered he and I a hardback copy get a chance to contribute in our return game.”*****CoRobin Roberts, will return to ABC’s Good of the new book by Woody Guthrie, called “House of host, America on Feb. 20. That’s exactly five Earth.” It’s a novel that was discovered and edited by Morning months to the day she has been away for treatment of a Rice University professor Douglas Brinkley and ac- a rare blood (Myelodyplastic). *****I’ve been tor Johnny Depp. It was finished in 1947 but lost to asked which disorder, Super Bowl commercial was my favorite. readers until now. It’s a powerful portrait of the Texas That’s easy, the Family Farmer/Chrysler-Dodge spot Panhandle Dust Bowl. In many ways it’s a companion narrated by Paul Harvey, a speech he once gave to piece to Gutherie’s folk anthem, “This Land is Your FFA. Second favorite is the Budweiser Clydesdale Land.” It’s a powerful tale from one of our greatest spot. It shows success if you prepare for it.*****A sad artists. Even the book cover is a copy of a painting by note that came out of the Super Bowl was the aunt Woody. On Sunday, April 1, 1935, Palm Sunday, and uncle of San Francisco 49ers tight end Delanie Woody Guthrie thought the Apocalypse was knock- Walker were killed in a car crash shortly after the ing on the door of Pampa, Texas, when an immense

49ers lost the game. Alice, 42 and Bryan Young, 54, were staying in a hotel in Baton Rouge and were driving there after spending time with their nephew Delanie and other family members. They had pulled over on the side of the highway when Nichole Thomas, 24, of Houston, crashed into the Youngs. Police say she was traveling at a high rate of speed. Both cars caught fire. The Youngs burned to death in their auto. Thomas made it and was arrested for Vehicular Homicide and DWI. Not her first arrest. *****A few folks we know celebrating their special day in the coming week. Two great guys we’ve been honored to know celebrate birthdays on Feb. 15. Harold Forse turns 93 and still kicking fairly high, and longtime educator and Orangefield superintendent Robert Montagne marks another year.***Feb. 16 is a special day for our buddy Keith Wallace, from Reliable Cleaners and Port Commissioner.***Also celebrating on that day is Clint “C.W.” Britt, who’s not getting any younger. The road ahead is shorter than the one he’s traveled.***Feb. 17, finds Kim Harmon, Mellissa Tuttle and Lucy Pulliam celebrating.***Feb. 18, is a special day for a special guy. It’s Norman Berry’s birthday.***Feb. 18 is also President George Washington’s birthday and a national holiday, President’s Day.***Feb. 19, finds Christy Faulk and Jason Clark marking another year.***I want to put everyone on alert that next Wednesday, Feb. 20, is Chief Jerry Wimberly’s birthday. He deserves a good one. *****Congratulations to Brent and Dana Dearing on the birth of son Reagan. Grandparents are Gary and Darlene Dearing and proud great-grandparents are Louis and Ella Jo Gossett. A nice birthday present for L.C. who celebrated on Feb. 11. *****President Obama’s State of the Union covered four major topics, Immigration, guns, the budget and same sex marriage. On Tuesday evening 40 million TV viewers watched. Sen. Marco Rubio gave the response for regular Republicans while Rand Paul spoke for the Tea Party. The State of the Union came on the heels of a Monday report by 46 economists who say the nation’s economy and job creating engine will start to purr later this year. The economy will shift into a higher gear this summer and then grow for the next nine months. Unemployment will fall to 7.5 percent by year’s end. The Federal Reserve’s low interest rate policies will have a positive impact through rising home and auto sales. Most importantly, we must avoid the sequester. Meanwhile Sen. Lindsey Graham has gone bananas and pledges to hold up Obama’s nominations. Like a new NFL coach, I believe any president should be able to pick his coaching team. Only exception is a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court. Graham and McCain are petty and trying to make points at home. *****Donald Trump indicates that Karl Rove is an idiot. Talk about the pot calling the kettle black. *****Our Houston congressman Steve Stockman brought Ted Nugent as his guest to the State of the Union. Now there’s a fine pair of aces. They are both fighting background checks on weapon purchases. *****Don’t be surprised if Lindsey Graham doesn’t try to filibuster the nomination of the new pope. CAJUN STORY OF THE WEEK Clotile and Felix Morceaux were dressed and ready to go to da big Mardi Gras ball. Dey turned on da nightlight, da answering machine, covered da pet parakeet, put the cat in the backyard and dey called Comeaux’s Yellow Cab Company. Da taxi arrived but wen dey opened da front door to leave da darn cat ran in da house. Not wanting to leave da cat in da house because she would eat da bird, Clotile goes to da cab and Felix went back in da house. Da cat ran upstairs wit Felix in hot pursuit. Clotile doesn’t want da cab driver to know dat da house will be empty so she tells da cab driver that Felix will be out soon, him, he’s jus going upstairs to say goodbye to her mother. A few minutes later Felix gets in da cab, “Sorry I took so long; dat stupid bitch was hiding under da bed. I poked her in da butt wit a coat hanger to get her to come out. She tried to take off so I grabbed her by da neck, wrapped her in a blanket so she couldn’t scratch me, den I hauled her downstairs and threw her out in da backyard.” Boudreaux, da cab driver, him, hit a parked car. C’EST TOUT Before I go, there’s something I believe every Orange area youngster should know. Judge David Peck was raised in a regimented orphanage and he learned early on that school was for learning. He doesn’t take kindly to any school disruption. He’ll work with the parents and school administration to help with a difficult child but that youngster has to do his part. It’s not a good idea to be a repeat offender in Judge Peck’s court.*****On the matter of gangs, this is not Chicago or downtown Houston. Every parent of a youngster, as well as all citizens, should be concerned about the springing up of youth gangs. Something starting innocently enough has a way of taking on the mob mentality. Left unchallenged, it can become a cancer in a community that quickly gets out of control.*****The Lunch Bunch will dine at Robert’s Wednesday, 12 noon. Last week, a scaled down group gathered at Novrozsky’s. It allowed for more visiting. Dist. Judge Courtney Akeen attended. She’s a very nice lady. An Orangefield native, she says longtime educator Phillip Welch was around always through her school years, as coach, teacher, principle, etc. They are almost like family. Everyone is welcome to join The Lunch Bunch any Wednesday, 12 noon.*****My time is up, thanks for yours. Please read us cover to cover and shop with our family of advertisers. 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Community Bulletin Board The AARP Tax Filing Assistance Program will be offered starting at 12:15 p.m. every Wednesday and Friday through April 15, 2013 at the Orange Public Library. Trained volunteers will be available from 12:15 to 4 p.m. Anyone seeking assistance should bring the following: All W-2 and 1099 Forms, including Social Security Benefits statements; Records of Capital gains and losses; Receipts of medical expenses, taxes paid, interest paid, contributions, causality and theft losses, job expenses, sales tax receipts for major purchases and Social Security cards for dependents; A copy of their 2011 tax return to help the volunteers prepare the 2012 return. Electronic filing will be available. No tax return will be started after 4 p.m.

BC Knights of Columbus to offer fish dinners Bridge City Knights of Columbus will offer fish dinners (fried catfish, cole slaw, hush puppies, fries) through Friday March 22. Serving between 10:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. $8 per plate. Dine-in or takeout. Large order delivery is available call 735-5725.  

AgriLife Extension to host gardening classes The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension of Orange County will the Green Thumb Series at St. Mary Catholic School from 6 to 8 p.m. Classes will be held Feb. 19.  The topics will be:  Sprouts, shoots, and Roots; Planning and Preparing your Garden Area; Structures for Planting Year Around; Container Gardening, and Herb Gardening.  The cost will be $20 per person for this group of classes and covers all materials.  Please call the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office at 409-882-7010 to sign up for these classes.

OC Master Gardeners to meet Feb. 14 The monthly meeting of the Orange County Master Gardeners will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at the Salvation Army building on the corner of MLK and Strickland in Orange. A pot luck supper will be held and the business meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. Door prizes will be drawn at the end of the meeting. Any one interested in gardening is welcome to attend. Their meetings are held the second Thursday of each month. For more information, please visit their website:

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The Red Hot Flashers will meet on Thursday, Feb. 21 at Starvin Marvin’s in Beaumont. Those who want to go can but can’t get a ride are asking to call Better at 792-9244. They will leave Orange at 11 a.m. Birthday ladies are Betty Morgan and Helen Broussard.

BCYRA board election meeting to be held Feb. 21 The BCYRA will hold a board election meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21 at the BCYRA Board Room, located at 201 Parkside Drive in Bridge City.

OC Relay for Life to hold monthly Team Captain meetings The Orange County Relay for Life will holding monthly Team Captain meetings at the Lamar State College – Orange Wilson Building, Room 101. Team captain meetings are scheduled for: Monday, Feb. 25, Monday, March 25 and Monday, April 22. All Team Captain meetings are directed at planning for the Orange County Relay for Life, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, which will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m., May 3 – 4, 2013 at Bridge City High School. This year’s theme is “A Little Bit of Texas, A Whole Lot of Hope.” Individuals or teams interested in becoming involved with this event are invited to attend the meeting and register on-line at

The Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 2523, located at 803 N. 28th St. in Orange is offering several classes, activities and fundraisers. Free scrapbook classes are held at 4 p.m. each Tuesday. The community is invited. Free genealogy classes are offered at 4 p.m. each Wednesday. The Eagles will host a pool tournament every Friday beginning at 8 p.m. Prize money will given to first and second place winners. Food will be available. The Eagles will have tables ready to play 31 on Saturdays from 4 p.m. until closing. Enjoy drink specials and meet our members. The Eagles have new hours of operation. They will now be open on Monday’s at 4 p.m. The hours for the rest of the week remain the same. Patrons will now enjoy free pool, free popcorn and drink specials Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday during special hours. For more information on any of the activities or rent the hall contact Sharon Bodin at 409-735-8662 or 409-719-7793.

Weight management classes offered It’s not too late to join the weight management and diabetes prevention classes offered Wednesdays at Baptist Orange Hospital. The 16 week course that began Jan. 9 will continue through May 8. Afterwards there is a commitment to monthly support group classes for a year. The cost is $5 per person per class. Scholarships are available. Classes will educate adults to make healthier choices one day at a time. Look and feel better and learn nutrition for the prevention of diseases. Call AgriLIFE extension office at 409-882-7010 to pre-register. Classes meet in the fifth floor classroom at the hospital.

BCCC to host Mystery Dinner Theater

Local AAUW to host book drive

The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce will be holding their third annual Mystery Dinner Threater “READING AUNT LOUISE’S WILL”, Feb. 15 and 16. On Feb. 15, tickets will cost $20 per person or $150 per table of 8, dinner and drinks will be served (no alcohol). On Feb. 16, tickets will cost $40 per person or $300 per table of 8, and $50 to decorate table. Dinner, drinks and wine will be served (NO ONE UNDER 21 WILL BE ADMITTED). Stop by the Bridge City Chamber office from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, or call 735-5671 to reserve a table.

The Orange Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) is beginning their annual book drive to collect “gently used” books for their scholarship fund. All books, fiction, non-fiction, hardbound or paper back are acceptable. Books may be delivered to the Mann Insurance Agency located at 1505 Park Avenue at 15th Street during regular business hours. If unable to deliver the books, you may call 886-5739 or 886-2194 to arrange for pickup.

Valentine Dance at The Fraternal Order of Eagles Southern Roads will provide the entertainment from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Feb. 16th the Eagle’s Valentine dance. The admittance fee will be $5 per person. The Fraternal Order of Eagles is located at 803 N. 28th Street, Orange, Texas. For more information contact Sharon Bodin at 735-8662 or cell 729-7793.

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

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


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KOCB sells Litter Button banners Keep Orange County Beautiful hopes to sell 50 banners to local businesses for $25 each promoting their “Litter Button” on their Website: Their hope is that each banner will generate 10 hits of the “Litter Button,” which would mean 500 litterers in the State of Texas would be notified by the Texas Department of Transportation of their illegal activity. If you see someone littering, take down the time, date and place of the littering and the license plate of the vehicle. Report the activity by going to and hit the litter button. Fill in the information which is then sent to TxDOT. The offending litterer will be sent a letter reminding them it is illegal to litter in the State of Texas. They will also receive a litter bag for their car and a Don’t Mess With Texas sticker. To purchase a banner, contact a member of KOCB or visit their Website.

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The Vinton Veterans of Foreign Wars is hosting a Valentine’s Dance on Saturday, Feb. 16, at the post home located at 2992 Hwy 109 S, a quarter mile north of the Longhorn, at exit 4 “ToomeyStarks” off Interstate 10. The dance will start at 8 p.m. and The Texas Pride Band will provide live music until midnight. Cost is $10 per couple or $6 per person. The bar will be open to purchase snacks and all types of beverages. BYOB is also welcome and cost is $5 cover per bottle. Dress up or dress casual! Come and join us for a lovely evening with friends at the VFW! Any questions please call the VFW at 337-589-5832

Mauriceville AA meets

Eagles offer activities, pool tournament and hall rental

The Scottish Society of Southeast Texas will meet on Thursday, Feb. 14 at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, located at 1350 N. 23rd at Gladys in Beaumont. A light covered dish supper will be served at 6:30 p.m. followed by the program/entertainment. In honor of Valentine’s Day, there will be an evening of Celtic music performed by Andrew Bollich, as well as the Valentine custom and traditions practiced through the ages. Anyone interested in Scotland, its history, culture and land as a tourist destination is invited to attend. For more information, please call 409-898-4986.

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year (Memorial Day, Flag Day, Fourth of July, Patriots Day [9/11] and Veterans Day). The flags will be displayed no later than 9 a.m. on the commemorative day, picked up before dusk and stored until the next flag day. An initial $75 tax deductible donation ($50 for renewals) is required. Money orders and checks must be received 14 days prior to posting day in order to ensure timely service. All proceeds go to support Scout activities and programs throughout the year. For subscriptions, contact Bubba Plexico, Troop 62 Scoutmaster, at 214-770-0568; or Chris Wright, Troop 62 Fundraising Chair, at 409-882-9972.

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Celebrate the ones you love during I HEART Family Day at Stark Museum of Art on Saturday, February 16, 2013.

Participate in fun activities, watch an origami demonstration, listen to stories and enjoy refreshments with friends and family. Search for pictures of love and family in a scavenger hunt to win a prize and even make take-home, heart-inspired art.

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Deaths and Memorials Death Announcements:

Jannell Marie Manriquez Dye Orange Jannell Marie Manriquez Dye, 53, of Orange, died Monday, Feb. 4, 2013. Born in Deridder, La., on Aug.

23, 1959, Jannell was the daughter of Nacho Manriquez and Hazel Ruth (Moses) Manriquez. Jannell worked as a caregiver. She had a great sense of humor and never met a stranger. Her family described her as a “free bird”. Jannell was preceded in death by her partner in life, Alvin My-

ers. She is survived by her dad, Nacho Manriquez and wife, Julie; mother, Hazel Ruth Shirley and husband, Jimmy; daughters, Samantha Gore and Jennifer Williams; son, T.J. Flebbe; sisters, Terry Bagley, Frances Manriquez Christian, Lisa Fields and husband, Henry, Regina Savage; brother, James Michael Shirley; step-brothers, Kirk Richard, Shannon Richard, Spence Richard, Chance Richard, and Chad Richard; nieces, Kristyn Crysel, Stacy Bagley, Savannah Savage; nephews, Jason Fields, Mitchell Fields, Devin Savage, Gavin Shirley, Gabrel James Shirley; great nieces, Jaylin Melchor, Lylah Calloway; and her beloved cat, Lana. Arrangements held under the direction of Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. To Be held:

George Henry Slaughter Sr. Orange


George H e n r y Slaughter Sr., 89, of Orange passed away on Monday, Feb. 11, 2013 at Arboretum Nursing and Rehabilitation in Winnie. A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at Dorman Funeral Home, with a visitation one hour prior to service time. Cremation will follow the services. A native of Deweyville, he was born on Aug. 2, 1923 to parents Dora Elizabeth (Cooper) and Henry Plaskie Slaughter. He had lived most of his life in Orange and had served his country in the Navy during World War II from 1942 until 1945. He had worked in construction with Local Union #450 as a heavy equipment operator. George loved taking long walks to keep him self fit. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend who will be missed dearly.

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George was preceded in death by his father, Henry Slaughter; mother, Dora Slaughter; sister, Pearl Blackman; brothers, Bill and Claude Slaughter. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Geraldine Slaughter of Orange; daughters, Deana Sherrill and husband, Greg of Orange, Dora E. Langston and husband, Brian of Vidor, Joyce Carlisle of Orange; sons, George Slaughter Jr. of Vidor, Phillip L. Slaughter and wife, Jane of Philippines; eighteen grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren and one great great granddaughter on the way. Condolences may be sent for the family at

Doris M. Godfrey Orange Doris M. Godfrey, 82, of Orange, died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, at her home. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange with the Rev. Joseph P. Daleo of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Orange. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Orange. Born in Nederland on Oct. 13, 1930, Doris was the daughter of Whitney Hebert and Edith Fontenot Hebert. She worked as a nurse at Orange Memorial Hospital for four years and was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and Altar Society. Doris is survived by her husband of 60 years, Richard Godfrey; as well as, four children; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by her family who called her “the rock of the family and the fire we would all warm ourselves by.”

Beuford Ernest Herford Vidor Beuford E. Herford, 72, of Vidor died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013 at Vidor Health and Rehab in Vidor. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor, with burial to follow at Restlawn Memorial Park in Vidor. Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013 at Memorial Funeral Home. Born on June 28, 1940 in Conroe, he was a lifelong residence of Vidor. Beuford was a retired Boilermaker Local 587, with 51 years of service. He was an elected officer of Local 587 from 1969-2002. Beuford was a member of Pine Forest Masonic Lodge#1420 and Not in Darkness Baptist Church in Vidor. Beuford was an extremely proud and loyal fan to the Vidor Pirates Football Team. Beuford is survived by his son Clay Herford and wife Robbie Ann of Vidor; daughters Rita Herford and Monica Herford both of Lake Charles, La.; brother August Herford and wife Tallulah of Great Falls, Mont.; 8 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

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Feb. 10, 2013, at her home. Funeral services will be held 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at United Pentecostal Church of Bridge City with the Rev. John W. Harroll of United Pentecostal Church of Bridge City and the Rev. Donald Bearce officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, at the church. Born in Rockville, Ind. on April 16, 1939, Paula was the daughter of Paul Leroy Smith and Mary Catherine (Clodfelter) Smith. She was a member of United Pentecostal Church of Bridge City, where she worked in the book store and was a part of the tape ministry. Preceded in death by her parents, Paula is survived by her sons and daughters-in-laws, Alan and Jackie Thompson of Crawfordsville, Ind., Brian E. and Tanya Thompson of Sour Lake; and grandchildren, Eric Richardson, Lauran Thompson, Alli Conkright and husband Kody, Kyler Thompson and wife Jess, and Logan Thompson. She is also survived by her greatgrandchild, Kayne Thompson; sister, Nancy McCloud of Lumberton; and a host of nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to United Pentecostal Church of Bridge City, 2056 W. Roundbunch Rd., Bridge City, TX 77630, or to the charity of your choice.

Bessie Andress Orange Bessie Andress, 90, of Orange, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2013 at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont. Funeral services will be held on 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 15, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Orange. Visitation will be from 6:30 to 9 p.m., Thursday at the funeral home. Born in Crowley, La., on June 7, 1922, Bessie was the daughter of Pete George Moscovis and Marie Levinia Landry Moscovis. She worked at Equitable Bag for 40 years and during retirement enjoyed crafts and puzzles. Bessie was preceded in death by her husband, W.G. “Bud” Andress and is survived by her niece, Jan Malone and other special loved ones; Barbara Shelton, Darryl and Lisa Guyote, Cody and Amber Roberts, Ty and Brittany Roberts, Steelye Roberts and Ryker Roberts. Serving as pallbearers will be Cody Roberts, Ty Roberts, Darryl Guyote, Jimmy Dillon, Jaden Dillon and Lloyd Craig.

Mark Kyle Smith Orange Mark Kyle Smith, 39, of Orange, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at Pinehurst Nursing and Rehabilitation in Orange. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at United Pentecostal Church of Bridge City with the Rev. John W. Harroll officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. Born in Port Arthur on Sept. 21, 1973, Mark was the son of Mark Alton Smith and Mary (Mounts) Smith West. He worked as a butcher, previously working at Market Basket, Kroger, Brookshire Bros., H.E.B., and Albertsons. Mark loved nature, the outdoors and bird watching. He was also an avid Texans Longhorn football fan. Mark was always joking around and playing pranks on others. He had everyone around him laughing and smiling. Preceded in death by his father Mark Smith, Mark is survived by his mother and step-father, Mary and Tim West of Orange; sons, Austin Smith and Mark Smith II both of Hampshire; brother, Wal-

lace Smith; sister, Michelle Connor; and niece, Karrah Connor. Serving as pallbearers will be Jeremy Mayer, Jonathan Mayer, Cameron Meredith, Eric Smith, Chad Smith and Wallace Smith. Held:

Kenneth P. “Nick” Nichols Orange Kenneth P. “Nick” Nichols, 88, a longtime resident of Orange, passed away Friday, Feb. 8, 2013. Services were held on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at Orange First Church of the Nazarene on Tuesday, February 12, 2013, with Pastor Ray McDowell officiating. Entombment followed at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Orange. Born in Superior, Wis. the youngest of 13, he served in the US Navy from 1942 to 1948 in both theaters and as a Navy reservist, served during the Korean conflict from 1952 to 1953. He was employed by DuPont S.R.W. from 1948 until his retirement in 1986. He was a member of First Church of the Nazarene and the V.F.W. Post. He was preceded in death by his parents and 12 siblings; the mother of his son, Edna Horton; his wife of 32 years, Frances Sanford Nichols; step-son Edward Nichols, and step-daughter, Lisa Sanford Costilla. He is survived by his son, Kenneth Stephen Nichols; stepdaughter, Frances (Ron) Nichols Perea, all of Orange; step-son, Mark (Julie) Sanford of Mauriceville and their daughter Megan (Chris) and her two children of Vidor; Lisa’s husband Raymond Costilla of Orange; and numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Heritage Sunday School class at the Orange First Church of the Nazarene, 3810 MLK Jr. Dr., Orange, TX 77632.

Charles Finley Smith Orange Charles Finley Smith, 89, of Orange, died Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont. Graveside services were held on Tuesday, Feb. 12, at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge Cit with the Rev. Barry Bradley, of First Baptist Church in Orange, officiating. Born in Smackover, Ark., on Nov. 14, 1923, Charles was the son of Finley W. and Ethel (Grisham) Smith. He served in the US Army in World War II and was a 32nd Degree Mason at the Masonic Lodge in Augusta, Ga. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Orange and retired from DuPont Sabine River Works as a Construction Superintendent. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, Chester Smith, Arlis Hall, and Jimmy Hall. Charles is survived by his wife of 65 years, Juanita Smith of Orange; daughter, Sandra Kay Frasier of Highlands Ranch, Colo.; son, Gary Lynn Smith and wife Peggy of Orange; grandchildren, Charles “Chad” Frasier and wife Amanda, Corey Smith, Kimberly Green and husband Terry; and great-grandchildren, Ethan Frasier, Seth Frasier, Mason Smith, Finley Green, and Kyler Green. “Gramps” often said he had experienced a fulfilled and blessed life. He was born in Smackover, Ark. during the oil boom. His first nickname was “Patch” because a black spot on top of his blond hair resembled an oil patch. His uncle had a cattle ranch in Arkansas and he spent “many a long day in the saddle herding cattle”. In his teen years he joined the CCC

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Announcements Happy Birthday Delilah

Delilah Cree Ballou celebrated her fifth birthday on Feb. 8. Delilah is the great-granddaughter of Roy and Phyllis Dunn of Bridge City and granddaughter of Mark Dunn of Bridge City and Sharon Dunn Primeaux of New Iberia, La. Delilah is the daughter of Jenna Dunn Ballou and Robby Ballou and baby sister of Nathaniel Melvin. The Ballou family resides in Hudson, Ma. Happy Birthday Deliha





OBITS. from 6A (Civilian Conservation Core) and worked building structures in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas. When Charles was drafted for World War II he was assigned to the United States Cavalry branch at Fort Riley, Kan., because of his horse riding skills. He served with several prominent Hollywood film stars and often would laugh when seeing their films and tell stories of their times together. Charles was later reassigned as a rifle instructor and then into the Armor Division. He served in the Philippines and Japan. After his discharge he came to Orange to join his family and began his career in the petrochemical field. Charles became a pipefitter and a member of Local Union 195. “C.F.” worked for numerous companies in several states and ended his career as Construction Superintendent at Sabine River Works. Charles had a lifelong love for sports, especially baseball. He played on the minor league circuit as a pitcher in his younger days. He was being coached by a New York Yankee pitching coach when drafted into the Army. During his time at Fort Riley, he was a baseball pitcher for the U.S. Army team. Charles enjoyed fishing and for many years had a routine of a Saturday morning golf game. He shared many stories of fishing or hunting with his brothers and friends. Although he didn’t hunt, Charles and his brother Chester were the camp cooks. He always enjoyed cooking and for years spent his Saturday afternoons with the “pit fired up” and making his special BBQ sauce. Charles was a long time member of the First Baptist Church of Orange, Texas. When he could no longer attend services he faithfully watched the Billy Graham services on Saturday night on television and local Sunday morning services. He found great comfort and direction in his religious journey. “Gramps” was a compassionate person who truly cared for the well being of others. His life centered round his family and his

beloved wife of 65 years, Juanita. Dad cherished the time spent with children and grand/great grand children. “Gramps” often commented he was blessed to be able to live long enough to spend time with the next generations. He touched the lives of many people with his friendly smile and greeting “Hello here, partner”, his humor and generosity. We were blessed to have him in our lives for so many years. We will miss but always remember his laughter, the sparkle in his eyes and his insightful calming strength and guidance. He truly experienced an adventurous, loving, successful, blessed and fulfilled life.

Douglas Wayne Pence Sr. Orange D o u g las Wayne Pence Sr., 71, of Orange passed away on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013 at his residence. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at Dorman Funeral Home. Cremation followed the services. A native of Huntington, he was born on June 12, 1941 to parents Hassie Dee (Harrison) and Charles Norvel Pence Jr. He had lived most of his life in Orange and he had served his country in the Army. Douglas retired from Firestone in 2001 after many years employment as an operator. He enjoyed working in his garden and help building houses. Douglas was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend who will be missed dearly. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Pence Jr., sister, Dale Pence; brothers, Herbert Don Pence and John Harold Pence. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Vera Lanelle Pence of Orange; sons, Douglas Pence Jr. and wife, Brenda of Jasper, Richard Pence and wife, Marci of Fort Myers, Fla.; sister, Juliann Windham and husband, Jim of Greenville; brothers, Charles N. Pence III and wife, Mickey of Caldwell, Ind., James Pence of Texas, Billy George Pence and wife, Helen of Texarkana. Also his memory will be cherished by his grandchildren, Miranda Ruffin, Chelsea Pence, Conner Pence, Crystal Meacham, Catherine Pence; great grandchildren, Cainan Terry, Trent Terry, Darian Pence, Kendin Hampton. A special thank you to River City Hospice and staff for the love and care given to our love one, especially Ryan Anderson, Elsie Spain and Dr. Mazzola. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.dormanfuner-

Billy Wilson Trahan Orange Billy Wilson Trahan, 69, of Orange passed away on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. A visitation was held on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013 at Dorman Funeral Home. Cremation followed after the services. Billy was a native and life long resident of Orange. He was born on April 1, 1943 to parents Ozite Marie (Hebert) and Wilson Trahan. He retired from the City of Bridge City in 2002 after many years of employment. He was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church. Billy enjoyed the outdoors; going fishing, hunting and watching drag racing. Billy was a loving man who would help anyone that needed it and loved spending time with his family. He was preceded in death by his mother, Ozite Marie Trahan. He is survived by his father, Wilson Trahan of Orange; brothers, Earl Trahan and wife Pat of Orange, Roger Trahan and wife Betty of Vinton, Ricky Trahan and wife Ludy of Orange, Robert Trahan of Orange; ex-wife, Leanna Broussard of Orange; stepdaughter, Sharon Stakes of Orange; grandchildren, Josf Newson of Topeka, Kan., Carrisa Mayo of Orange and numerous nieces and nephews. Condolences may be sent for the family

Elizabeth Plaas Miller Orange Elizabeth Plaas Miller died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013 in Beaumont. A Memorial Service will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Orange, on Saturday, Feb. 9 with Pastor Paul Zoch officiating Betty was born Nov. 13, 1917, in Larimore, N.D. She was the daughter of Dr. George A. and Augusta R. Plaas. Betty attended high school in Larimore, excelling in music. She was a member of her high school girls basketball team which won the North Dakota state championship in 1935. She graduated as class salutatorian in that same year. After high school Betty moved to St. Paul, Minn. and attended Cable’s Twin City Secretarial College. She stayed in St. Paul after completion of the secretarial program and worked at the Klinkerfuss Meat Packing Company and the Covered Wagon Café.


She married 2nd Lt. Keith Iverson Miller at Fort Snelling, Minn. on April 11, 1943. Subsequent assignments took the couple to New Orleans, La. and Portland, Ore. In September 1944, Keith was assigned to the European Theater of Operations, returned from Europe in 1946 and was released from active duty. While Keith was in Europe, Betty moved to Minneapolis, bought a house and waited for his return. They lived in Minneapolis until 1961 when they moved to Lombard, Ill., and in 1980 relocated again to Orange. During these years Betty was active in school and church activities, and served as a leader of her daughter’s Camp Fire Girl troop. Elizabeth was preceded in death by her husband, Keith Iverson Miller of Orange; her grandson, Matthew Norris Miller; her parents; and her brother, George A. Plaas of Grand Forks, N.D. She is survived by four children, Marilyn Chapman of Chicago, Ill., Peter Miller, of Beaumont, Lee Miller of Orange, and Don Miller and his wife Sandy of Milford, Del.; one Grandchild, Rachael Crozier and her husband Jeremy, of Grain Valley, Mo.; three great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Betty was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church or Orange. The family request that memorials, in lieu of flowers, be given to the Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation, PO Box 211283, Eagan, MN 55121-2783, or the charity of their choice. The family extends their thanks to the staff members of Memorial Herman Baptist Hospital of Orange, Harbor Hospice of Beaumont, and Prescribed Home Health.

Newel Lee Shipley Vidor Newel L. Shipley, 45, of Vidor died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 in Jasper. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor with burial to follow at Eaves Cemetery in Gist. Born on Nov. 6, 1967 and a lifelong resident of Vidor, he was a Master Electrician with Local #479, employed by Exxon-Mobil Refinery in Beaumont. He was a member of the Pine Forest Masonic Lodge #1420. Newel is survived by his son Thomas Shipley of Vidor; daughter Aubree Leigh Shipley Hawkins and husband Kyle of Port Arthur; parents Aubrey and Martha Shipley; and his sister Amy Shipley Neel all of Vidor; one niece one nephew, and numerous cousins, aunts, and uncles.

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While a number of the top bass pros in the United States were all over Orange County this past week scouring the river and bayous in hopes of putting together a winning pattern, Cory Rambo and Rusty Clark were taking advantage of a much easier bite a little further to the north. This area is off limits to the Bassmaster Elite field after this week and they were squeezing in as much information gathering as possible prior to returning to Orange for their first tournament of the year March 14-17. While they were extremely complimentary of the accommodations and the openness of the local fishermen, to the man, they agreed that the Sabine River tournament will be a challenge. And, while they were logging miles on their wrapped bass boats, (a number of them have already decided to make incredibly long runs in hopes of locating a more consistent bite), local pros, Rambo and Clark, were cashing in on the pre-spawn bite on Sam Rayburn. After a very successful year in 2012, they continued their consistent 2013 run with a five bass sack weighing 25.01-pounds. Their second place finish in the Bass N Bucks event earned them a $4500 check and solidified their position atop the leader board in the angler of the year chase. Rambo said they caught most of their bass on a 1/2 ounce chartreuse and white River 2 Sea spinner bait in 4 to 6 feet of water. The team of Todd Castledine and Jason Bonds won SEE COLBURN PAGE 3B


KAZ’S KORNER JOE KAZMAR Wrapped boats were in every area hotel parking lot all week as professional tournament fishermen come in for the Bassmaster Elite tournament March 14-17. (See Capt. Dickie Colburn article on left.)

OC baseball, softball and track have busy week Tuesday, the Mustangs host the LCM Bears for scrimmage play at 6 p.m. Tournament action for all The Record baseball teams will begin Thursday, Feb. 21. Orange County high school baseball and Softball action is in full swing. The Little softball fans will get an opportunity to see their favorite team during scrimmage action Cypress-Mauriceville Lady Bears will host again this week before tournament play be- their annual Southeast Texas Kickoff Classic in Beaumont this week. Local teams attending gins. The Bridge City Cardinals will scrimmage the tournament will be the Bridge City Lady Cardinals, Orangefield Lady Bobcats and the PNG at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday at West OrangeCardinal Field. The practice sesA big event Saturday will be Stark Lady sion had been scheduled for TuesMustangs. the annual LCM Baseball day but cancelled due to rain. On TuesThe Little Cypress-Mauriceville Alumni Game as former Battlin’ day, Feb. 19, Bears and Bridge City will go head Bear greats take on the varsity the Lady to head on Saturday, Feb. 16, at Bears take on Don Gibbens Field at 4:30 p.m. squad at 1 p.m. Westbrook as The big event Saturday, however, will be the annual LCM Baseball Alumni softball season begins. The Lady Cardinals Game as former Battlin’ Bear greats take on host Vidor at 7 p.m. The Lady Bobcats travel the varsity squad at 1 p.m. The alumni home- to Lumberton for a game at 6:30 p.m. The West Orange-Stark Lady Mustangs host Beaurun derby starts at 9 a.m. The Orangefield Bobcats travel to Kirbyville mont-Ozen at 6:30 p.m. Along with baseball and softball, Orange on Friday for a scrimmage at 6 p.m. On TuesCounty track and field teams are also in moday, Feb. 19, the Bobcats host Beaumont-Ozen. The West Orange-Stark Mustangs head out tion. This Friday the West Orange-Stark Musto Jasper on Friday for scrimmage action tangs, Bridge City Cardinals and Little Cyagainst Jasper. On Saturday, Feb. 16, is the press-Mauriceville Bears will all take part in WOS Baseball Alumni game at noon. On the Nederland Bulldog Relays. STAFF REPORT FOR THE RECORD


On the weekend before the Houston Astros were to report for the opening of spring training for the 2013 major league baseball season, new owner Jim Crane may have had the most excitement that will ever come his way this year. The Astros owner slipped away from the spring training site at Kissimmee, Florida to participate in the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am golf tournament that pits invited amateur golfers with one of the players on the PGA Tour. It appears Crane has better command of a pitching wedge than he does a pitching staff as he and his PGA Tour partner Kevin Streelman tied for third place during the four-day event at famous Pebble Beach on the California shore. If someone removed all the golf clubs from his bag except a sand wedge, brassie and putter and told Crane to go play Pebble Beach now, that would be equivalent to what the owner did to the roster of the Houston Astros when he dumped all of the major league talent and then expected the loyal fans to pay premium prices to watch his team play in the American League this season. If Jim Crane expects to derive pleasure from his sports endeavors, he’d better be at the golf course more than at Minute Maid Stadium, because it looks to this Korner like another long and frustrating 100-plus loss season for the Houston Astros—the third in a row. The pitchers and catchers reported to Kissimmee Monday and had their first workout SEE KAZ PAGE 2B


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Houston Astros manager Jim Crane.

on Tuesday. The position players are scheduled to report Friday and have their first workout Saturday. The team will work out next week and play its first Grapefruit League exhibition game against the Philadelphia Phillies Feb. 23. Crane, along with General Manager Jeff Luhnow and first-year manager Bo Porter has positive expectations for the upcoming season. The owner believes the Astros will be better than the 2012 club that lost a franchise-record 107 games. Crane added that he would be willing to spend money midway through 2013 if the Astros defy all odds and are competitive in the strong American League West Division. He believes the strength of the team this season could be its starting pitching. Luhnow, Crane and Porter all believe they can pattern the Astros to the Atlanta Braves, who lost an average of 97 games a season between 1985 and 1990, including 106 losses in 1988. By 1991 the Braves went from “worst to first” and won a division title, which they did for 14 consecutive seasons. The Braves won with pitching, rebuilding their staff into one of the best in baseball history through the draft, trades for prospects and one-game-changing free agent—36-year old Greg Maddux who signed in 1993. So the Astros are counting on the youthful arms of Bud Norris, Lucas Harrell, Jordan Lyles plus free-agent veterans Erik Bedard and Philip Humber to be the starting rotation for the 2013 Astros. The 33-year-old Bedard had been with three teams since 2008 and was released by Pittsburgh in August. Humber, 30, was the third overall draft pick out of Rice in 2004, but dealt with a multitude of injuries early in his career and didn’t regain his fastball until six years later. Despite pitching a perfect game for the Chicago White Sox last April, he went downhill the rest of the season and he was waived. Prior to the pitchers and catchers arriving Monday, Porter sounded optimistic when he told a reporter for the Houston Chronicle, “We will create a winning environment.” However baseball analysts predict daily thrashings for the 2013 Astros. The New York Times suggested Saturday that the team could become only the second club to lose 106 games in three straight seasons. Of course the Big Apple publication recalls

its hometown team--the New York Mets— which did it four years in a row (1962-65). But Porter continues to believe in what others are convinced will fail. Porter spent part of the winter evaluating all 162 of the Astros’ 2012 games. He discovered that 35 of the franchise-record 107 losses featured a break point—a game the Astros could have won but lacked the focus and will to claim the victory. The new manager spent last Friday with an old friend Bill Parcells, who was recently inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The former NFL coach provided Porter with all of the positive reinforcement he’ll ever need while guiding the Astros through their rebuilding process. Parcells, who is full of quotes reeking with wisdom, told Porter, “Never make exceptions for your players doing the preparation, because you’ll look up one day and you’ll have a team full of exceptions.” Let’s hope Porter makes Jim Crane happy enough to put his golf clubs in the attic for the summer.

cord dipped to 3-21. The Cards return to SLC action Saturday at the Montagne Center against my alma mater McNeese State. Rob Ryan didn’t stay unemployed very long after the Dallas Cowboys handed him his walking papers. Ryan’s defense was ranked 19th in the NFL last season. The New Orleans Saints named the rotund Ryan defensive coordinator, the same position he held with the Cowboys. The family of late Penn State football legend Joe Paterno strongly rebuked accusations that the Nittany Lions long-time head coach covered up sexual-abuse allegations against PSU assistant Jerry Sandusky made by former FBI Director Louis Freeh. The Paterno family denounced the accusing report by Freeh as inaccurate, incomplete and misleading. It was a major effort by the Paterno family to clear the damaged reputation of the former coach who died in January 2012. The university leadership accepted the report which became the basis for extraordinary sanctions against the Penn State football program. Brandt Snedeker, who finished second to Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson the past two weeks, set a tournament record last weekend in the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am by firing a seven-under par 65 Sunday for a two shot victory to finish with a 19-under par 267. This broke by one shot the tournament record held by

Mickelson (2007) and Mark O’Meara (1997) who each shot 20-under 268 when Poppy Hills was in the rotation. The 32-year-old Snedeker fired rounds of 66-68-68-65—267 to pocket the $1.17 million first-place money. In five starts this year he has a win, two second-place finishes and a third and has moved up to No. 4 in the world. JUST BETWEEN US…All the records set last season by the West Orange-Stark Mustangs’ Chain-Gang Defense were no accident as a school-record six Mustangs—who all were instrumental in the defense that recorded a school-record nine shutouts-signed college letters of intent last week to play football at the next level. The Mustangs that signed included defensive back/wide receiver J’Marcus Rhodes (SMU), safety Travon Blanchard (Baylor), defensive back/return man Quinton Tezeno (UTEP), defensive end Colin Janice (Arkansas State) and linebackers Joe Lynch and Daniel Woodson (Kilgore Junior College). Lynch also is a finalist for the prestigious Willie Ray Smith Award. Only the Port Arthur Memorial Titans had more signees (11) from Southeast Texas.

KWICKIES…Congrats to the Lamar Lady Cardinals softball team for posting its first win in since 1987--when the school dropped the sport--Saturday 3-2 over UT-San Antonio on a walk-off home run in the bottom of the seventh inning by first baseman Ashley McDowell. The visitors tied the game in the top of the seventh on a throwing error by McDowell, so it was only fitting that she gave that run back to her teammates with a blast over the centerfield fence. However, the celebration didn’t last too long as the Lady Roadrunners avenged the loss Sunday with a 7-3 win over Lamar at Ford Field. The Lady Cards swing back into action Friday at the South Alabama tournament. Everybody seems to be pointing the finger at Entergy for the 34-minute power failure during Super Bowl XLVII in the Louisiana Superdome. The company that supplied power to the stadium installed a “new and improved” device designed to prevent a blackout and it failed miserably. It has been removed from the Superdome. The Lamar men’s basketball team finally found a team worst than they are and sneaked past Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 67-63 Thursday for the Cardinals first Southland Conference victory of the season in 11 tries. However the Redbirds’ returned to normal Saturday and were handed one of their worst losses by Sam Houston State 78-40 as their dismal overall re-

OC Relay for Life to hold monthly Team Captain meetings The Orange County Relay for Life will holding monthly Team Captain meetings at the Lamar State College – Orange Wilson Building, Room 101. Team captain meetings are scheduled for: Monday, Feb. 25, Monday, March 25 and Monday, April 22. All Team Captain meetings are directed at planning for the Orange County Relay for Life, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, which will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m., May 3 – 4, 2013 at Bridge City High School. This year’s theme is “A Little Bit of Texas, A Whole Lot of Hope.”

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ghost traps. These unmarked traps not only continue to kill both crabs and fish when they are no longer marked, but all too often wind up wrapped around the prop on an unsuspecting angler’s lower unit. For more information on time and the collection site you can call director, Jerry Mambretti at (409)983-1104 (ext. 222).Saturday afternoon Daley’s Hunt N Fish will also be hosting a fundraiser to help rebuild a fishing pier in the McFaddin National Wildlife Refuge. There will be drawings for everything from Yeti coolers to Go Pro Hero 3 cameras. For more information give them a call at 409-7363999.

Eagles offer pool tournament and hall rental Mississippi pro Paul Elias won last year’s stop at Falcon Lake in Texas with a record-setting catch weighing 132 1/2 pounds. This year Orange, Texas, will kick off the 2013 Elite Series season just three weeks after the Bassmaster Classic on Oklahoma’s Grand Lake wraps up.

the tournament with 27.81 pounds. For most of the huge field it was not about catching bass, but finding the right five. The top six teams all had over twenty pounds, 68 teams weighed in five bass limits and the average weight of the 347 bass weighed in was 2.82 pounds. Rambo and Clark are sponsored by West Ltd., Daley’s Hunt N Fish, Ranger, Castaway, Minn Kota, River 2 Sea, Humminbird, G&G Enterprise, Castaway Rods and Premier Yamaha. On the local saltwater scene, Aaron Hommel and Adam Jaynes bested the six team field in the Gulf Coast Redfish Tournament hosted out of Ancelet’s Marina Saturday. The Pro Cure team weighed in two reds for a 12 pound 5 ounce total and took home a

$540 check for their efforts. The duo earned a $450 check for their fourth place finish in last month’s Gulf Coast Trout Series tournament with three trout that weighed 14.77 pounds. It was good to see the parking lot full of trucks and boat trailers last weekend at Ancelet’s Marina. They re-opened for the fishing season on the 4th after two very busy months of processing deer for local hunters and turning out hundreds of pounds of sausage at their market on Twin City Hwy. I talked with Tyler Ancelet a little while Saturday morning and he said they were already in good shape on mud minnows and finger mullet and live shrimp aren’t far behind. They absolutely spoiled Sabi-

ne Lake anglers last year with their one stop facility. If you aren’t lured in by the launch, covered deck, easy parking, tackle, drinks, snacks, and ice you will still fall victim to the aroma of boiled crawfish most evenings. Tyler said the boiled crawfish will be a Friday through Sunday thing for now, but the demand will surely expand those plans again this year. You can sit on the covered deck and eat them, which is a mistake as it invariably leads to ordering one more tray, or call in for a take home order and they will have them ready when you arrive. The Sabine Lake Abandoned Crab Trap Collection will take place this Saturday and the TPWD can use your help in ridding the lake of

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The Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 2523, located at 803 N. 28th St. in Orange is offering several classes, activities and fundraisers. Free scrapbook classes are held at 4 p.m. each Tuesday. The community is invited. Free genealogy classes are offered at 4 p.m. each Wednesday. The Eagles will host a pool tournament every Friday beginning at 8 p.m. Prize money will given to first and second place winners. Food will be available. The Eagles will have tables ready to play 31 on Saturdays from 4 p.m. until closing. Enjoy drink specials and meet our members. The Eagles have new hours of operation. They will now be open on Monday’s at 4 p.m. The hours for the rest of the week remain the same. For more information on any of the activities or rent the hall contact Sharon Bodin at 409-735-8662 or 409-7197793.

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A Las Vegas man who was the unofficial spokesman for the Heart Attack Grill, a medically themed restaurant that embraces monstrous hamburgers, died Monday after suffering a massive heart attack. John Alleman, 52, who had come to the restaurant to eat every day, was on life support at the Las Vegas Sunrise Hospital after he had a “massive” coronary at a bus stop last week. He was taken off life support Monday. Heart Attack Grill owner Jon Basso, who was in Alleman’s hospital room when he died, told ABC News that Alleman said both his parents had died in their 50s of heart attacks. “This was really a nice human being, just the greatest guy you would ever want to know,” Basso said. The Heart Attack Grill, whose tagline is “taste ... worth dying for,” plays up its image as a glutinous burger joint, bound to put customers in a food coma. Burgers on the Heart Attack Grill’s menu have names like “Single Bypass,” “Double Bypass,” “Triple Bypass,” “Quadruple Bypass” and so forth. The “Quadruple Bypass Burger,” which packs four meat patties and weighs more than 3 pounds, won the Guinness World Record for “world’s most calorific burger,” packing a whopping 9,982 calories. The menu also includes sky high-calories sides, such as “Flatliner Fries,” which are deep-fried in pure lard. Basso goes by “Doctor Jon,” but he is not a real doctor. Waitresses are “nurses” and orders are called “prescriptions.” Customers, who have to don a hospital gown when they walk in the door, are called “patients.” Those who weigh more than 350 pounds eat for free but only after they get up on a scale in front of the whole restaurant for a pre-meal weigh-in. “If I set the mark at 300, I would go broke. Everyone in the room is 300,” Basso said. “They need to know right now if they are eating this way they are going to end up in the hospital.” Despite its medical theme and jovial ambience, Basso, who used to own a Jenny Craig franchise and fitness center, said he understands that his calorie-packed menu is “very dangerous,” but that the Heart Attack Grill serves as his “soap box.”

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BC’s Smith receives national BC Strutters chosen for 2013-2014 merit recognition Jordan Smith, a senior at Bridge City High School, has been named Commended Students in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program. A letter of commendation from the school and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be presented by principal, Richard Briggs, to this scholastically talented senior. About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.4 million students who entered the 2013 competition by taking the 2011 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/ NMSQT). “The young people named Commended Students in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program are distinguished by their strong academic performance in this rigorous competition,” commented a spokesperson for NMSC. “Our nation’s pursuit

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We hope that this recognition will contribute to their educational opportunities and encourage all students to strive to realize their potential.”

BC’s Meyers, Cervenka awarded Glenn Pearson Scholarship Bridge City High School recently held its annual Glenn Pearson Alumni Classic basketball game as odd year graduates took on even year graduates. Mr. Pearson was a long time teacher, coach, and administrator of BCISD and led the district as superintendent for over 25 years starting out as

basketball coach in the late 1950’s and ultimately retiring from the district in the early 90’s. Mr. Pearson’s contributions to BCISD and the BC community were recognized with the awarding of two scholarships given in his honor. Based on the criteria of academic achievement, athletic

The 2013-2014 Bridge City Strutters were announced after tryouts recently. Thirty Strutters are as follows: Seniors are Hailey Ashworth, Ashley Cisneros, Ciara Cooper, Kayla Gallegos, Victoria Gauthier, Aubrey Hale, Karissa Kordish and Madison

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accomplishment, and character, one member of the boys basketball team and one member of the Lady Cardinals team were honored. The 2013 Glenn Pearson scholarship recipients are Harleigh Meyers and Tanner Cervenka.

A group of students from Community Christian School volunteered their early Saturday morning hours to pick up trash for the Annual Community Trash-Off sponsored by Shangri La on Feb. 9. While cleaning the entire length of 37th Street, the group found

unusual items in the ditches such as clothing, rugs, and a stop sign. Mostly though, they picked up lots of glass bottles. After their hard work, they enjoyed pizza and door prizes donated by various sponsors. The students were very impressed to see how many

volunteers and sponsors were involved in the event. Pictured from left to right are: Nathan Rose, Josh Howard, Patrick Riley, Marcus Delarosa, Tyler Bevlaqua, Austin Manucy, and Hannah Girndt.

OHS’s Sorge chosen as to participate in Protégé Art contest Orangefield High School senior, Dustin Sorge, was selected to represent OHS in the Protégé Art Contest held in Beaumont at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas. He will participate in a workshop to mat and frame his self-portrait. His artwork (along with that of many other area schools) will hang in the museum for three months and then tour SE Texas.  There will be an Opening Reception for the exhibit from 6 to 7:30 pm on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013. All are invited to attend.

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BRIEFS St. Mark’s to host Ash Wednesday Service The families of St. Mark Lutheran Church cordially invites our community to attend a potluck meal and Ash Wednesday service, on Feb. 13. They will gather at 6 p.m. to enjoy the meal that we wish to share with all of you, followed by our evening worship service at 7 p.m. February 13th. The church is located at 945 W. Roundbunch Road in Bridge City.

First UMC of Orange church events First United Methodist Church will host an Ash Wednesday Service which will be held in the Slade Chapel on Elm St. Between 5th and 6th Streets at noon and 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13. Lenten Soup will be served after the noon service and at 5 p.m. before the 6 p.m. service. The First UMC Church will present “Love Never Dies,” a Valentine Dinner Theater event on Friday, Feb. 15 in the Praise Center. Dinner will be served by the Orange County United Methodist Men and some of the greatest love songs ever written will be performed by the cast. Tickets are $25. All profits will go toward the Mobile Medical Mission project of The Orange County UMM, the second such venture in recent years. Call 886-7466 for tickets and reservations.

Salem UMC to host gospel fest Salem United Methodist Church will host the Best of the Best Gospel Fest at 6 p.m. on Saturday Feb. 16 at Joe Ware Plaza in Orange. Tickets will cost $15 and the meal is included. For more information or tickets call 409-883-2611.

LC Bapist Church to host Crisis Expo The Little Cypress Baptist Church will host a Crisis Preparedness Expo from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16 at the church, located at 3274 Little Cypress Drive. They will have several guest speakers from the National Weather Service in Lake Charles, Red Cross of Orange, etc. They will teach a CPR course and will teach participants how to can and preserve food for storage. Door prizes will also be given away. For more information, please call 409-883-8905

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Financial classes at Saint Francis Church Saint Francis Church, located at 4300 Meeks Drive in Orange is hosting Financial Peace University (FPU) classes consisting of a nine week video based curriculum taught by financial expert Dave Ramsey. These Christian-based classes incorporate small group discussions that help encourage debt-free living, accountability, and discipleship. These once per week classes are scheduled for nine weeks on Tuesday’s from 6:30 to 8 p.m. from Feb. 26 to April 30 with no meeting planned March 12 (Spring Break). To sign-up for these St. Francis hosted sessions, please use this unique website link class/222667. Total course costs are $89 (plus shipping cost) per couple to pay for workbooks and course fees. For additional information, please contact church coordinator, Pat Belcher, via cell at 409-670-8241 or email

Starlight COGIC to host WIND Retreat Registration is underway for WIND Retreat 2013, sponsored by the Women’s Dept. of Starlight Church of God in Christ. The Retreat is scheduled for April 12-14 at the Omni Houston West Hotel. The theme is Joy! Psalms 16:11. Special Guest include Pastor Elaine Benson of Houston; Evangelist Phyllis Thomas of Sacramento, Calif. and Psalmist Linda Broussard from Starlight. Registration includes two nights stay in a luxury hotel, two full meals, conference bag and material. Registration fees: are Single $325 pp; Double $220 pp; Triple $185 pp; Quad $170 pp; and Teen Girls $99 (based on two adults in room). A deposit of $75 is due by Friday, March 15 and the balance is due no later than Monday, April 1, 2013. For more information call 409-886-4366. Evangelist Josie Lindsey is Director of Women Ministries at Starlight.

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

Faith United Methodist Church, located at 8608 MLK, Jr. Dr, Orange, is hosting a “Holy Workers” work day from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Sunday, Feb. 24. Their worship service  will be held  from  9:30 to 10:30 a.m. There will be no Sunday School Classes that morning. Cleaning will begin at 10:30, followed by a luncheon at noon. Volunteers are asked to please come to church in your work clothes. This should be a fun morning and we invite everyone to take part. Please note the time change if you are wanting to attend only our worship service, it is 9:30 a.m.


Winning the R ace by Pearl Burgess

I’ve traveled many years on this planet Earth I’ve gone many directions since my day of birth, I first had to crawl on my hands and my knees To explore everything that I was able to see. When I pulled myself up to walk on my feet I saw my future ahead for me to complete, I worked and I toiled to make a happy home I had much to learn as my course moved on. Sometimes I worked under a heavy load Sometimes I traveled a rough, rocky road, Life brought some sorrow, but mostly joy But I knew my journey was made to enjoy. Racing quickly through life’s unpredictable pain I slowed down to let the sun triumph over rain, Sometimes a thorn was placed in my side So I counted my blessings and took life in stride. Life’s race can be heartache but happiness, too But God promises victory for me and for you, With His help we will win life’s difficult race As we go the distance, keep your eyes on His face.

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

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

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

Trinity Baptist Church 1408 W. Park Ave. @ 14th Street, Orange Office: 886-1333 Pastor Dr. Bob Webb Worship Leader Dan Cruse Sun. Morning Worship 11 a.m. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Nursery Provided

Salem United Methodist Church 402 W. John Ave. 409-883-2611 Is there something missing in your life? Are you seeking answers? Do you need a spiritual foundation? God’s got a Blessing with your name on it! Come worship with us! 11 a.m. Sunday morning Wacky Bible Study--Tuesday at noon Evening Bible Study--Wednesday--6 p.m. Reverend Dr. Carolyn McCall, Pastor

Living Word Church Hw 87 & FM 1006, Orange 409-735-6659 Samuel G.K. - Pastor Joseph Samuel - Asst. Pastor Sun. Service - 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wed. Service - 7 p.m. Come As You Are!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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HUD Ok, $750 monthly + $700 dep., (409) 306-3766. 2/2 IN BCISD, unfurnished, rifrig. & stove, washer and dryer, C/A, older M.H. but in good cond., outside BC, $600 monthly + $600 dep., (409) 735-8306. HOME SALES 3/2/2 BRICK IN BCISD, CA/H, on 3/4 acre lot, 7357680. BRIDGE CITY 3/2/2, 3 1/2 years old, 2132 sq. ft., sbo, beautiful open concept w/ archways, trayed ceilings, granite, crown molding, lots of storage, personalized wooden & Bamboo blinds, dead end curbed and guttered street. Call to see @ (409) 9888667. 4/1 FIXER UPPER, if your looking for a house to to fixup to rent or sell, this is it! Has fenced back yard and carport, asking $35,000 will consider counter offers, (409) 7799119. 4/1 W/ COVERED CARPORT, #12 circle G in Orange, Lg. family, dining and den, wood floors under carpet,

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to sexual assault survivors. Training is provided and certified through the office of the Attorney General. If you are interested please call the Crisis Center ar (409) 8326530 to set up an interview. Thank You, Make A difference, become a volunteer! APPLIANCES USED APPLIANCES, starting at $99.95 & up, Harry’s Appliances, 302 10th. St. (10th. & main), Orange, We buy used appliances, 8864111.

EMPLOYMENT LOCAL PLUMBING COMPANY wants to hire an experienced service plumber. License not mandatory Must pass drug screen & ISTC. Valid drivers License required. Potential for promotion. 3132870.

WHIRLPOOL DOUBLE DOOR refrigerator, water and ice in door, $75; Lg. all wood entertainment center, really nice, $75, (409) 499-2128 or 745-2154.

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FURNITURE LARGE COUCH, made by Townsend, good cond., brownish grey, $50, (409) 594-8112.

PART TIME GARDENER large yard. Mature gentleman, year round work, no tools needed. Knowledge of plants helpful. Includes trimming, weeding, planting, pressure cleaning. $10 per hour. Dependable transportation and references required. Call Mr. Richardson at 886-3410 or 351-0089.

MISCELLANEOUS JUGG’S PITCHING MACHINE, like new, auto feeder, throws 30 90 MPH, fast & curve balls etc., paid $2,500, used vey little, will sell for $1,500 for all, perfect cond., great buy! (409) 474-2855.ß

PART TIME EMPLOYMENT, Florist delivery, paid by order, call (409) 883-6267.

‘07 MORGAN STORAGE BUILD. for sale, 10’x10’, paid $1,700 will sell for $700 cash, (409) 225-4446.

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UPRIGHT WALTZER ORGAN, Church size, GOOD COND., (409) 883-8695. SERVICE WILL SIT WITH ELDERLY, and do light housekeeping, (409) 6709272 or 730-3143.

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THEME: U.S. Presidents

Solution from last week


Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of ROSE MAE BENOIT, Deceased, were issued on February 6, 2013, in Cause No. P16319, pending in the County Court at Law of ORANGE County, Texas, to: SUZANNE BENOIT BROUSSARD. 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. SUZANNE BENOIT BROUSSARD c/o: JOE D. ALFORD Attorney at Law 105 S. Market Street Orange, Texas 77630 DATED the 6TH day of February, 2013

Joe D. Alford


Attorney for SUZANNE BENOIT BROUSSARD State Bar No. 01012500 Attorney at Law 105 S. Market Street Orange, TX 77630 Telephone 409-8832-9014 Fax 409-882-0564

NOTICE TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS AGAINST THE ESTATE OF ED WAYNE BARTON, DECEASED Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of ED WAYNE BARTON, Deceased, were issued on January 31, 2013 in Cause No. P16377 pending in the County Court at Law of Orange County, Texas, to: ANITA HUDSON AND JAMES ALLEN BARTON. The mailing address is: Anita Hudson 3574 Hudson Road Orange, TX 77632

James Allen Barton 714 Llano Port Neches, TX 77651

All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them within the time and in the manner prescribed by law. DATED this the 31st day of January, 2013 Respectfully submitted, SANDERS & SANDERS, L.L.P

Alan Sanders

P. ALAN SANDERS State Bar No. 17602100 707 Front Avenue P.O. Box 519 Orange, Texas 77631-0519 (409) 883-7495 Telephone 1-866-868-9677 Telecopier E-Mail: asanders@



Joe D. Alford

Joe D. Alford



Attorney for BARBARA LYNN FOURNIER State Bar No. 01012500 Attorney at Law 105 S. Market Street Orange, TX 77630 Telephone 409-8832-9014 Fax 409-882-0564

Attorney for PEGGY ANN HICKEY 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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DATED the 4th day of February, 2013

Jerry V. Pennington Jerry V. Pennington

Attorney for JOHN MAC KAY OLIVE State Bar No.: 15759000 P.O. DRAWER 2010 ORANGE, TEXAS 77631-2010 Telephone: (409) 886-0575 Facsimile: (409) 996-1353


Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of CONIS PHILLIP PEVETO, Deceased, were issued on February 6, 2013, in Cause No. P16320, pending in the County Court at Law of ORANGE County, Texas, to: CONIS WAYNE PEVETO.

CONIS WAYNE PEVETO c/o: JOE D. ALFORD Attorney at Law 105 S. Market Street Orange, Texas 77630

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES PURCHASED CAPACITY COST RECOVERY Entergy Texas, Inc. (“ETI”) hereby publishes NOTICE that it filed on November 30, 2012 an Application with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (“Commission”) for relief to recover, as eligible fuel under the Commission’s rules, its purchased capacity costs associated with two purchased power agreements, one with Calpine for power from the Carville generating facility and one with Exelon for power from the Frontier generating facility, as a special circumstances for the period July 2011 until the earlier of when such costs are recovered through a base rate proceeding or another Commission-approved mechanism. ETI seeks to recover these costs pursuant to P.U.C. Subst. R. 25.236(a)(6) only to the extent that the costs are matched by the equivalent amount of variable fuel savings that have been or are currently being provided to customers by these purchased power agree-

ments. ETI’s filing impacts only the recovery of fuel and purchased power costs and does not affect base rates that are currently in effect. All residential, commercial and industrial customers whose electric service rates include charges for fuel pursuant to Rate Schedule FF, entitled “Fixed Fuel Factor and Loss Multipliers,” in all territories served by ETI, are affected by the Application. Only the actual amount of purchased power costs that are incurred by ETI and are matched by fuel savings to customers produced by these purchased power agreements will be recovered under ETI’s Application. ETI’s costs recovered pursuant to this Application will be subject to final review by the Commission in the electric utility’s next fuel reconciliation. The effect of the requested relief on customers’ bills will vary depending on the rate schedule under which they take service. ETI requests that the proposed recovery be effective with the first billing cycle for the first billing month after the Commission issues a final order in this proceeding.

DATED the 6TH day of February, 2013

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DATED the 6th day of February, 2013

Joe D. Alford


Jerry V. Pennington

Attorney for SUZANNE BENOIT BROUSSARD State Bar No. 01012500 Attorney at Law 105 S. Market Street Orange, TX 77630 Telephone 409-8832-9014 Fax 409-882-0564

Jerry V. Pennington

Attorney for Applicant State Bar No.: 15759000 P.O. DRAWER 2010 ORANGE, TEXAS 77631-2010 Telephone: (409) 886-0575 Facsimile: (409) 996-1353


Enlarged for proofing.Respondent, NOTICE: YOU Actual HAVE BEEN SUED. You may employ an attorney. If size: 2X4.25” you or your attorney do not file a written answer with the clerk who issued this citation by 10:00 A.M. on the Monday next following To the expiration of forty-two be published indays from the date of issuance The of thisRecord citation and petition, a default judgement may be Newspapers taken against you. You are hereby commanded to appear by filing a written answerPLEASE to the Plaintiff'sFAX PetitionANY at or before 10:00 A.M. on the Monday next after the expiration of forty-two days after the date of issuance of this citation the same being MARCH 18, 2013. CORRECTIONS BY Said ANSWER may be filed at the District Clerk's Office at 5 P.M. MONDAY the Orange County Courthouse, 801 W. Division Ave., or by mailing it to 801 Division Ave., Orange, Texas 77630. to W. 735-7346 Said PLAINTIFF'S FIRST AMENDED ORIGINAL PETITION Thanks. was filed and docketed in the Honorable 260th District Court of Orange County, Texas at the District Clerk's Office at the Orange County Courthouse 801 W. Division Ave., Orange, Texas on November 9, 2012 in the following styled and numbered case: The suit requests DEFENDANT BE DULY CITED AND REQUIRED FAX TO APPEAR AND ANSWER

# 735-7346 CAUSE NO. 120372-C

Patsy Fleming et al VS Erica Blackwell et all

ISSUED AND GIVEN under my hand and seal of the Court at Orange, Texas, on January 31, 2013.

ISSUED AND GIVEN under my hand and seal of the Court at Orange, Texas, on February 1, 2013.

VICKIE EDGERLY, District Clerk Orange County, Texas

VICKIE EDGERLY, District Clerk Orange County, Texas

By: Charlean

By: Charlean



45. Courtney Cox’s character 49. Hot springs resort 51. Contaminates or corrupts 54. Tear jerker 56. Type of whip 57. Deliver a tirade 58. Dresden’s river 59. Hurry up! 60. Wrap in waxy cloth 61. Voice quality 62. “Get __ __!” 63. “The Untouchables” leader 64. *Presidents Obama and Bush both campaigned from one 66. Street in Paris Persons with questions or who want more information on this Application may contact Energy Texas, Inc., Attn: Customer Service – Special Circumstances, P.O. Box 2951, Beaumont, Texas 77704, or call 1-800-368-3749 (select option 4, then press 4, then press 2, then press 2, then press 1) during normal business hours. A complete copy of the filing is available for inspection at ETI’s Beaumont office located at 350 Pine Street, Beaumont, Texas 77701. The Commission has assigned Docket No. 41003 to this proceeding. Persons who wish to formally participate in this proceeding or who wish to express their comments regarding this Application should contact the Public Utility Commission of Texas, Office of Consumer Protection, P.O. Box 13326, Austin, Texas 78711-3326, or call (512) 936-7120, or toll free at 1-(888) 782-8477. Hearing- and speech-impaired individuals with text telephones (TTY) may call (512) 936-7136 or use Relay Texas (toll-free) at 1800-735-2989.

16.5 Column Inches @ $8 = $132.00

c/o Jerry V. Pennington Attorney at Law P.O. Box 2010 Orange, Texas 77631-2010

The name and address of the attorney for Plaintiff otherwise the address of Plaintiff is: JONATHAN C JUHAN 985 I-10 NORTH STE 100 BEAUMONT, TEXAS 77706


20. Minimum 22. *First to appear on color TV 24. CIA connection, e.g. 25. *First to live in White House 26. Star bursts 27. Beside, archaic 29. *Clinton’s number two 31. “My bad!” 32. Untwist a rope 33. Garden creature 34. *Rutherford _____ 36. “True ____,” starring John Wayne 38. Pop 42. Disinfectant brand

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.

The name and address of the attorney for Plaintiff otherwise the address of Plaintiff is: CHRISTOPHER SMITH PO BOX 189 ORANGE, TEXAS 77631


scription of Soviet Union 2. Hero place 3. Smiley face 4. Something concluded 5. Arabian sandladen wind 6. Quite a stretch 7. *First to appear on black-and-white TV 8. Body center 9. Cone-shaped quarters 10. Farm team 11. French-American soprano Lily ____ 12. Ensign, for short 15. Paying close attention

Notice is hereby given that original Letters of Administration the Estate of PATSY CAROLYN WATSON, Deceased, were issued on the February 6, 2013, in Cause No. P-16402, pending in the County Court, Orange County No. 2, Texas, to: JERRY W. MCDONALD.

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

TO: Walter Traylor

Gates vs Galen Eugene Collins

c/o Jerry V. Pennington Attorney at Law P.O. Box 2010 Orange, Texas 77631-2010


TO: Galen Eugene Collins

CAUSE NO. 110224-C

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.

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Notice is hereby given that original Letters of Testamentary the Estate of STEWART B. OLIVE, Deceased, were issued on the January 31, 2013, in Cause No. P-16386, pending in the County Court No. 2, Orange County, Texas, to: JOHN MAC KAY OLIVE.

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BARBARA LYNN FOURNIER c/o: JOE D. ALFORD Attorney at Law 105 S. Market Street Orange, Texas 77630

PEGGY ANN HICKEY c/o: JOE D. ALFORD Attorney at Law 105 S. Market Street Orange, Texas 77630


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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.

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.

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NEWS LIZ WEAVER You Can’t Buy Better Orange County Advertising (409) 679-9576 Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of JAMES THOMAS FELLERS, Deceased, were issued on February 4, 2013, in Cause No. P16372, pending in the County Court at Law of ORANGE County, Texas, to: BARBARA LYNN FOURNIER.

Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of ARTHUR LEE HICKEY, Deceased, were issued on February 4, 2013, in Cause No. P16321, pending in the County Court at Law of ORANGE County, Texas, to: PEGGY ANN HICKEY.

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