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dren, have meant the world to him and his family. “He has been much more than a man standing behind a pulpit on Sundays. He gives full definition to a word like ‘Pastor’ and a comment like ‘friend of the community,’” Slaughter wrote in a nomina-
tion letter to the Bridge City Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year for 2010. Two years later that nomination has become a reality as Harrell was named Citizen of the Year for 2012. “A man of great stature, he is for me as well as all of us in the
community, a wonderful example to pattern ourselves after. How often do you come across folks that you just don’t have anything bad to say about, but many tangible accomplishments to point to? That is Pastor J.W. Harrell,” Slaughter stated.
New names added to election BC Council honors five police officers list Chris Slaughter of Bridge City said he can’t put into words what Pastor J.W. Harrell of Bridge City United Pentecostal Church on Roundbunch Road, his wife and two chil-
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With a March 5 deadline, races are beginning to take shape for the May 12 election. Bridge City Incumbent office holders, likewise, are also running unopposed in the city. Mayor Kirk Roccaforte, Place 2 Councilman Mike Reed, Place Councilman Eric Andrus, and Place 6 Councilwoman Lucy Field have filed to run again. Bridge City ISD Place 2 incumbent Trustee Kirk Ellender has filed to run as well as Place 1 incumbent Trustee Lon Hubbard. Orange Former City Councilman Jimmy Sims has filed to run for mayor. Current Mayor William Brown Claybar has reached his term limit. Thus far, Sims is running unopposed. Place 1 incumbent Councilwoman Theresa Beauchamp has filed and is also running unopposed. Likewise, incumbent Charles Guillory is running unopposed for Place 6 atlarge. Place 3 Councilman Jeff Holland submitted his letter of resignation to the council last week and will not be running again, leaving his seat open. The council opted to fill the position with whoever wins the May 12 election. Pinehurst Pinehurst has the busiest election cycle so far with challenges to the incumbent mayor and two council seats being left vacant. Mayor T.W. Permenter will face Pete Runnels who is former mayor of Pinehurst, city administrator and county judge. Incumbent Councilman Bob Williams announced ELECTIONS SEE PAGE 3A
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Rev. and Mrs. John W. Harrell and his wife, Hazel, have been pastoring at Bridge City United Pentecostal Church for 41 years. Pastor Harrell was named the 2012 Bridge City Citizen of the Year by the Bridge City Chamber of Commerce.
In another nomination letter by Harry Joe Wolf, he writes Harrell has been a distinguished member of the community for 40 years. He has been pastor of the church since the March of 1971. “There were 29 voting members in 1971. Since that time, HARRELL SEE PAGE 3A
Chief Paul T. Davis recognized Sgt. Richard Teague, Officer Jessie Byrd, Officer Timothy Reeves, Dispatcher Kirk Smith and Dispatcher Mariah Ray outstanding service during a recent robbery. RECORD PHOTO: Mike Louviere
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Bridge City Police Chief Paul T. Davis recognized five members of the Bridge City Police Department for outstanding service in apprehending the perpetrators of a recent robbery. The robbery occurred at the Express Mart located at 1745 Texas Avenue at approximately 1:30 a.m. on February 9, 2012. Newly hired Dispatcher Kirk, “T.K.”, Smith and his training officer, Dispatcher Mariah Ray, received the call from the store clerk that stated she had just been robbed.
They then promptly radioed the information to the patrol officers. Officer Jesse Byrd noticed a car fitting the description of the suspect’s car and made a traffic stop. Officer Timothy Reeves and Sergeant Richard Teague received the information and gave quick response assistance to Officer Byrd. The occupants of the car were identified as the suspects in the robbery and were taken into custody. “Due to the quick response to the information our officers received they were able to make an apprehension in a remarkably short period of time. It is very hard to catch
a criminal that conducts a crime of this type quickly. Our officers worked together in a fine fashion. They are on the same shift and are used to working together. That is what is unique here. Our dispatchers did a remarkable job in getting the information and passing it along to the officers. The officers were then able to act quickly and apprehend the actors in the crime,” said Davis. “I had the advantage of being able to listen to the tapes and view the videos from the patrol cars and see and hear how it all went down. Officer Ray was the training officer for Smith and was able to coach
him as he interviewed and also calmed the store clerk. The dispatchers then relayed the information to the patrol officers, it was all great teamwork. The total amount of time from the time the call went out until the apprehension of the criminals was only a minute and a half.” “I would like to thank all of you on behalf of the city for the jobs that you do every day,”Mayor Kirk Roccafort said. “Thanks to you, Chief, for the job you do putting together such a great team. I think we have one of the better BRIDGE CITY SEE PAGE 2A
Ellis brothers named to All-State band Staff Report
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Two Bridge City High School Band members have earned positions in the A.T.S.S.B. AllState Band. These students performed as a part of the prestigious group in February at the Texas Music Educators Association annual convention in San Antonio, Texas. The two young men are: James Ellis, senior trumpet player and John Ellis, sophomore clarinet player. The students were chosen through a very competitive audition process that began last fall as they tried out for the Region X All-Region Band. Both musicians placed high enough in the All-Region Band to move on to the Area round of competition, which took place at Chapel Hill High School in Tyler in January. Once again, both James and John placed in the top of their sections to capture positions in the AllState Band. They traveled to San Anto-
nio in February to participate in the TMEA Clinic/Convention, which features workshops for band, orchestra, vo-
cal, elementary and college students and educators from around the state of Texas. The Convention will also host con-
certs by the finest musicians and two exhibit halls filled with booths representing all facets of the music industry.
Principal Richard Briggs, John Ellis, James Ellis and the Band Director Russell Tipton.
County reduces speed limit on Nelson David Ball
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Some residents who live on one Orange County street are hoping a lower speed limit will now be safer. The Orange County C om m i s sioners’ Court approved lowering the speed limit on Nelson DUBOSE Street from 30 mph to 20 mph at their meeting Tuesday morning. Precinct 3 Commissioner John Dubose said his office received a petition from residents there for the request since a number of children reside on the deadend street off of FM 1442. A letter from the Road & Bridge Department to County Judge Carl Thibodeaux read their department and the Orange County Sheriff’s Office investigated the matter and concurred the 20 mph speed limit would be a reasonable speed for the street. “Nelson Street is short in length and is a dead-end street,” it read. An OCSO memo read the street is half a mile in length, narrow in width, with no striping. “I observed the residences placed close to the road with very short residential driveways. The road is a dead-end with some of the residences having to sue the ditch right of way for parking,” the letter stated. Dubose said the residents originally requested the speed limit be posted to 15 mph but that would be too slow. They also requested street lights be placed on Nelson but the COUNTY BUSINESS PAGE 3A
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Vandagriff wins VFW’s Voice of Democracy Staff Report For The Record
Allison Vandagriff, a junior at Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School excels when it comes to writing essays. Each year the Veterans of Foreign Wars hosts their annual Voice of Democracy Audio/Essay Scholarship Competition on local, district, state and na-
tional levels. Allison was the Orange VFW Post 2775 first place winner and advanced to the District 2 level where she placed first. She was automatically advanced to the State level where she placed second. Her scholarships for this year amount to $300, $300 and $4,500. These will be added to her winnings last year as first in Orange for $300
Bridge City Council police departments in the area. I have heard that from other people, it is not just coming from me. You all are doing a great job. Thanks to all of you for what you do and do not think it goes unsung. We pay
and second in District for $200. Other Orange winners were Carrie Grace Henderson, second place for $200 and Kirby Clayton 3rd place for $100. During the annual Loyalty Day Awards Program on April 30, each winner will receive a plaque and Scholarship Letter of Intent, which will be honored upon registration in an institute of higher learning.
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attention to what you do and we appreciate you very much.” City Manager Jerry Jones announced that delivery of the city’s new trash containers has begun. “Citizens should begin using them as soon as they re-
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ceive them,” Jones said. “As of now there is no firm deadline to stop using the old containers, but we want people to use the new containers when they are received. If there is a problem with disposal of their old containers, they can bring them to the yard by the city hall. We will have boxes here for their old containers. If our citizens have a problem, we will work with them.” The city council approved the resolution necessary to allow Tom Neyhart of Endgame Development, LLC, to adopt a Community Revitalization and Redevelopment Plan. Another resolution to appoint Endgame Development, LLC to act on behalf of the city to apply for TDHCA Home funds for the Acadian Village project. Neyhart reported that information on the Acadian Village will be reported back to the council as the project moves forward.
OC Republican Party to meet Feb. 28 The regular monthly meeting of the Orange County Republican Party will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 28 in the Salvation Army Complex, on the corner of MLK and Strickland. The Orange County Republican Party will meet the fourth Tuesday of each month.
Pictured are (l to r): District 2 President Patricia Latino, Second Place State Winner Allison Vandagriff, State Commander John Spahr and District 2 Commander Robert LaFleur.
Orangefield TAFE students attend convention The Orangefield TAFE (Texas Association of Future Educators) attended the state convention in San Antonio last week. Sixteen students and three sponsors attended the convention. Several of the students competed at state level. Kelsey Sheppard created and presented a “count on character” storybook. Elizabeth Newell competed in the speech competition; Robert Erhlich, Jourdyn May and Ashley Kibodeaux competed in the ELF (Educational Fundamentals) test. Rachael Hunnicutt received a red ribbon on her “project visualize” project which showcases a service project the club performs. Emily Blanke was award a blue ribbon on the scrapbook that showcases the club in general.
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Harrell Citizen of the Year the little congregation has grown to over 300 members,” Wolf wrote. “During the past 40 years, Rev. Harrell has initiated various building programs including educational facilities, a Family Life Center and the 600-seat auditorium where services are now held.” Wolf wrote Hurricane Rita destroyed the auditorium and educational facilities. Services were held in the Family Life Center that was spared until the church was rebuilt. During Hurricane Ike, many church members lost their homes including Rev. Harrrell, but the church was spared. Water came up to the doors of the church but none got inside. “Through it all, Rev. Harrell was faithful to his congregation and his community, never wavering, never surrendering,” he wrote. Rev. Harrell received an honorary degree of
county has no street light program. Tina Barrow, elections administrator for the county, said the state primary is tentatively set for May 29, the day after Memorial Day. Early voting would run from May 14-19 and May 2125. No date has been set yet for run-off elections. Barrow added it may be unlikely to use Lamar State College-Orange students as election workers again because they will be out of school. Precinct 2 Commissioner Owen Burton said county department heads should be made aware of rising fuel costs. The court approved rejecting all bids received on the Coastal Impact Assistance Pro-
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Doctor of Philosophy in Religion and Theology from Southern Christian University of December of 2010. March 2011 marked his and Mrs. Harrell’s 40th anniversary with the church. The church celebrated with a homecoming and anniversary service on March 20, 2011. “I know I speak for our entire congregation when I say that we are honored to be pastored by a man like Rev. Harrell. He has unreservedly served his congregation, as well as this community, faithfully for 40 years. He is highly esteemed and respected by many, not only in his congregation but throughout the community, as well. I cannot think of anyone more deserving of being named Bridge City’s 2012 Citizen of the Year,” Wolf wrote.
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he is not running for reelection and incumbent Councilman John Zerko also has not announced his intentions to run again. Those filing for the council positions are David Ball, Billy Harris, Terry C. Jacobs III, Mathew Chandler and Ron Cowling Sr. West Orange Incumbent at-large council members Shirley Bonnin, Mike Shugart and Dale Dardeau have filed for reelection and are running unopposed. West Orange-Cove CISD No filings have been made, including incumbents Pete Amy and Eric Mitchell, for the May 12 election. Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD Thus far, seats held by Position 2 Trustee David Jones, Position 4 Trustee Keith Adams and
Position 5 Trustee Don Anderson incumbents are running unopposed since no yet has filed. Orange County Drainage District Two seats are up for grabs: Precinct 2 incumbent Trustee J.B. Arrington has refiled. Incumbent Precinct 4 Trustee Jimmie Sims still has not field. No other candidates have filed. Orange County Navigation and Port Incumbents Barbara Winfree and Jimmy Smith are both running unopposed at the present time. Orange County Water Control & Improvement District #2 Both Linda Premeaux and Kenneth Pigg have filed for re-election for their seats. No others have filed.
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Bonds, Brently Sholmire, Regina Harrington, Scarlett Fontenot, Taylor Brownlie, Bill Bennett, Brad Frye, Zelda Jones, Kaylea Smith, Doris Byrd, Angela Brinson, Anita Murchison, Betty Sherman, Kayden Meulemans, Braelyn Baugh, Michael Gray, Claudia Williams, Eleanor Shult, Marilyn Powell, Zachary Gilliam, Amanda Beeson, Jeffrey Fregia, Beth Lee, Ellen Nickum, Bailey Noah, Beth Mathews, Butch Choate, David Claybar, Gretta Brinson, James Wilkinson, Lindsey Moreau, Sarah Havens, Allisha Bonneaux, LaVerne McDonald, Anna Marshall, Randy Lowe, Bob Moore, Amy Ball, Kathy McKenzie, Kurt Reeves, Royce Pendergast and Ginger Romero.
From the Creaux’s Nest SKEETER INVASION – TIME TO FIGHT BACK Six months ago we predicted it would be a mild winter but we are even surprised that it has been so mild, not only here but all over the country. The rain we’ve gotten lately is appreciated but would have been a lot more helpful last spring and summer. Many of our great trees might have been saved. *****I don’t recall that mosquitoes have ever been so bad in February. It’s really time to do something about it. We were raised with “Skeeters” and learned to live with them, small price to pay for the privilege of living here. The present situation however is unbearable and should be declared an emergency. I’ve joked about it before but believe me, it’s no joke when they attack by the 100’s, from house to car. *****I’ve gotta move on. I’d appreciate you coming along, I promise it won’t do you no harm. SHEDING LIGHT ON DOMESTIC OIL I haven’t said it before but we are grateful to Lynn Greenwell for the donation of the Sunday Houston Chronicle to The Record every week. We read many papers daily from different parts of the country and also several magazines. Today our reading is costly so we are thankful to Lynn for her contribution. The lead story in the latest Sunday Chronicle is titled “Oil and Outlook Gushing.” It’s a long study of the present oil outlook. Here’s how they sum it up. Bouncing back after falling to levels not seen since the 1940’s, U.S. oil production began rising again in 2009. More rigs are working, the number of rigs in U.S. oil fields have more than quadrupled in the past three years. The U.S. energy information administration likes it’s bright forecast of crude production by the EIA. They forecast the U.S. will challenge Saudi Arabia as the world’s top oil producer, including crude and other forms of oil. That’s all good. No doubt the Obama administration has been good for big oil but it leaves me with questions. Why are oil companies killing natural gas wells? It’s cheap is one good reason. Why are gas prices at the pump so high? We have to look at the whole picture. Something is really wrong plus the working class suffers. TURNING BACK THE HANDS OF TIME 10 Years Ago-2002 Monte Morphew plans to restore the house at 205 College Street, in Orange, from its current condition to the glamorous home it was in the early 1900s. The home is owned by Monte and Kathy and is the second house they own, the other is in the historical district. *****Pct. 2 Constable Parker “P.T. Thompson receives DPS award for averting a crisis. Texas Ranger L.C. Wilson presented Thompson with the award at the DPS headquarters. Thompson had convinced Keith Wayne Gonzales to surrender and give up the hostage he was holding in Judge Clark’s courtroom. *****Drainage District candidates begin filing. Brent Peveto filed Monday for the OCDD’s at large director’s seat. Three district directors plan to run again. They are Pct. 1 Bill Dixon, who has served 24 years, Pct. 3 Karl Stephenson and Elwayne McCray, incumbent in the at large position, who will seek his first full term. He was appointed to fill the unexpired term of the late Albert Adams. *****Diane and Mark Wimberly celebrated their 18th wedding anniversary on Feb. 18. (Editor’s note: Congrats on your 28th this week.)*****Donna Scales is one of the areas best pastry bakers. She also makes a great Almond Joy cake and from time to time she sends Jimmy over with a platter full of goodies. (Editor’s note: I remember those good old days at the old Creaux’s Nest.)*****Mike and Darlene Peebles, owners of the Yellow Rose Barbecue place, brought the crew etouffee stuffed baked potatoes. (Editor’s note: I wonder what happened to the Peebles anyway. I’m also wondering if Darlene is still hanging with that guy.)*****Sidney Poitier turns 75 on Feb. 20. *****Fain Holbrook celebrated another birthday Feb. 18. *****The Gunn twins, Trevor and Tyler, turned seven on Feb. 10. *****Blum “Sonny” Smith and Frances celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday, Feb. 17. *****Ricardo “Ricky” Trevino has announced he will be a candidate for mayor of Pinehurst. *****Justice of the Peace Cimron Campbell seeks a second term to Pct. 2 post. Others running against the Republican Campbell are Democrats Ed Barton, Roy Derry Dunn, A.C. Helton and “Dawl” Cooper. (Editor’s note: Derry Dunn won and is still J.P. Pct.2.)*****Judge Martin Ardoin turns 99 on Feb. 23. BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK B.E. “Bob” Hankins, George W. Stevens, Barry Murchison, Chad Boatman, Harry Risher, Jasmine Lindner, John Curphy, Leslie Braus, Wesley Arnold, Brint Carlton, John Hughes, Jody Andes, Betty Davis, Crystal Jones, Misti Bishop, Juanita Sullivan, Kelle Betz, Matthew Bland, Rachel Doucet, Joe Hebert, Dalton
A FEW HAPPENINGS Judge Buddie Hahn’s court coordinator Judy Mingle, who has been with the county since 1987, is retiring at the end of February. We wish her God’s speed and happy retirement. Our longtime friend Cheryl Donnard has been hired to replace her. We’re proud for her. *****A few folks celebrating their special day this week. I’m not sure when but I do know that Chief Jerry Wimberly has a birthday this week. I think it’s Feb. 20. ***Best wishes to Barry Murchison and happy birthday on Feb. 22. ***Our friend, the beautiful Regina Harrington, celebrates Feb. 24. She’s a brand new grandmother. ***Feb. 25 is a special day for major Brad Frye. Surely the Bridge City Police Department is hosting a birthday party. ***One of our bestist friends, Moe Litton, cuts another notch on the tree of life on Feb. 26. What a guy. *****Lovely Ellen Nickum, who a long time ago was from Rye, Texas and for many years happily married to Bill, will celebrate another birthday Feb. 27. Best wishes for a long, healthy life. ***David Claybar celebrates Feb. 27 as his special day. Happy birthday and we wish for clear sailing ahead. *****Wednesday, Feb. 22 will mark the beginning of the Lenten season. When I was a boy, the holy season was taken very seriously and was a special time. *****Feb. 23 will mark 16 years since the death of Annalee Knight who passed in 1996. A remarkable lady, mother and teacher who we will never forget. *****Mike Marion, assistant district attorney and retired chief deputy Orange County Sheriff’s Dept., is retiring at the end of March. He will go into private practice in Vidor. He has been with the county 22 years. *****The Postal Service is warning it will lose as much as $18.2 billion a year by 2015 unless it can cut Saturday deliver, slow First Class mail by a day and raise stamp prices five cents. A five-year cost cutting plan would close up to 252 processing centers and 3700 post offices. It’s the changing age of the computer world. Mail delivery started with the Pony Express, that took mail weeks, now it takes seconds.*****CREAUX’S TIP OF THE WEEK: To clean a thermos bottle, fill the bottle with water, drop in four Alka Seltzer tablets and let soak for an hour or longer. Your thermos will be like brand new. *****CAJUN DEFINITION: Zydeco (Zid-e-co) a kind of Creole dance music that is a combination of traditional Cajun dance music, R&B and African blues. The word Zydeco in Cajun means green bean or snap bean. ***** With the primaries moved to May 29, Texas can kiss its GOP clout goodbye, it’s likely the Party would have picked a nominee by then. The long, contentious redistricting dispute was the culprit. The primary has already been postponed twice and the battle over Republican drawn gerrymandered maps may not be over yet. It’s a sure bet Texas will not play a key role in the GOP presidential race. It will be interesting to see who the Party picks and if it differs with the voters. *****Twenty-eight states already have the birth control law. More than 600 physicians and medical students, from 49 states, signed a letter of support to President Obama. They said millions of women rely on birth control pills for other medical conditions. Ninety-eight percent of all women have used contraceptives. Women’s groups say most women are united when it comes to access to birth control. Rick Santorum, on the campaign trail, has blistered the policy. *****LBJ lost the South for Democrats over the Civil Rights Act, and the GOP will lose the women’s vote in large numbers if they continue to politicize the contraception issue. Bet on it. *****The GOP presidential race is far from over but some people are already thinking ahead to the number two spot. Florida’s Sen. Marco Rubio tops the list in a survey of registered Republican and Independent voters nationwide. Next is Rick Santorum, followed by Gov. Chris Christie. Santorum as of now leads Mitt Romney in the presidential race and Rubio and Christie both said they don’t believe they will be on the ticket. *****Former Orange Police Chief Sam Kittrell is the new chief of Pineforest. He will do them a good job and it will keep Sam busy and not likely to get in trouble. We wish our friend the best. *****Our buddy King Dunn was feeling puny, went to Houston for test. Last Wednesday they put a stent in an artery that was 95 percent blocked. The good news is he’s home, ready to run a race, drive his tractor and make the Lunch Bunch meeting. By the way, this Wednesday the Bunch will dine at Novrozsky’s. Special guests are expected. Next week it’s back to Robert’s. Everyone is always welcome. WHITNEY HOUSTON LAID TO REST After over a three-hour service at her home church, Whitney Houston was buried next to her father. Her catalog of songs and albums sold one million copies in one day after her death. Since her death album sales are up 6,000 percent. In one week sales of Whitney’s music exceeded all 2011 and 2012 sales for both years. Dolly Parton isn’t doing bad either, the song she wrote, recorded by Whitney, “I Will Always Love You” sold 195,000 downloads in the fist couple of days after the death. In the coming weeks consumers will scoop up millions of albums. This will make Whitney’s estate the most earning of any artist of the year. Reports are that she was very low on funds despite being one of the best selling artist worldwide. A NOTE ON MISS MATTIE I’ve been asked about the latest on Mattie Dellinger, the 100 years old historical columnist for the Shelby County Light and Champion. Like this Creaux’s Nest column, Mattie still writes a long column every week called “Party Line” about the happenings around East Texas. In January her son Dan died. It was sudden and unexpected. Another sad episode for Mattie was the death of classmate and lifelong friend Kate, who died in Sulphur. There were 47 in their 1929 graduating class and
she and Kate wrote each other daily. Then her devoted tomcat and companion Tuffy died at age 18. Mattie called Susie Nelson about son Dan’s death and she notified Willie, who called her right away while on his bus going to Amarillo for a concert. A few days later, Mattie received several CD’s of Susie and Willie’s recordings, one a recording of Susie’s gospel hour. One song by Willie and Susie is dedicated to Mattie. She also received recordings of Willie and sister Bobbie. If you would like to drop Miss Mattie a note address it to Mattie, Box 744, Center, Texas, 75935. A lot of folks in Orange County are imports from East Texas, such as Grady Johnson. NEWS ON THE LIGHT SIDE The final four GOP candidates will meet Wednesday in Mesa, Arizona for their 20th televised debate to air on CNN. *****The long wait for Oscar finally arrives Sunday night. All the final ballots from the 6,000 voters arrived Tuesday by 5 p.m. Of all the talent, two of the biggest stars, Brad Pitt and George Clooney, add a level of excitement, both double nominees. The two friends say people love to see them pitted against each other. This year features other high profile performers like Meryl Streep, Octavia Spencer, newcomer Gary Oldman and a host of others. *****Lindsay Lohan will make her return to Saturday Night Live on March 3. That will mark Lohan’s fourth turn as guest host. Hopefully, this time she can stay straight. Over the years, she has been riddled by multiple arrest and battles with substance abuse. *****Sir Paul McCartney says he’s given up pot for his daughter. Paul reveals that Bob Dylan introduced him to cannabis and that he also experimented with heroin, LSD and cocaine but had stuck with the weed habit until now. He says, “It’s time to give up that part of my life.” I would think so after nearly 50 years. He was busted for pot in Japan in 1980, over 32 years ago. *****MSNBC dropped conservative commentator Pat Buchanan after four months of suspension. His book, “Suicide of a Super Power,” contains chapters titled, “The End of White America” and “The Death of Christian America.” Critics called the book racist, anti-Semitic and homophobic. The former GOP candidate, who was once with CNN News, was out of place with MSNBC. *****Marc Anthony and J. Lo will be together again on a television project. “Q’Vival! The Chosen” will premiere March 3rd at 8 p.m. ET, on FOX. The reality competition show, which focuses on Latin music and dance, will be a two-hour episode lasting five weeks. The project was announced before the couple split in July. *****The “VOICE,” NBC’s singing competition, is about to unseat 11th season FOX juggernaut, “American Idol” from it’s rating throne, particularly among younger viewers that advertisers covet. It’s a game change for NBC. CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS Drew Barrymore turns 37 on Feb. 22; On Feb. 23, Dakota Fanning will be 18; Peter Fonda, 73 and James Blunt, 35. ***Joe Lieberman will be 70 on Feb. 24; Paula Zahn, 56 and Billy Zane, 46. ***Nancy O’Dell turns 46 on Feb. 25; Carrot Top, 45; Julio Iglesias Jr., 38 and James Phelps, 26. ***On Feb. 26, Michael Bolton will be 59; Erykah Badu, 41 and Corinne Bailey Rae, 33. ***Adam Baldwin will be 50 on Feb. 27; Chelsea Clinton, 32 and Josh Groban, 31. ***John Turturro will be 55 on Feb. 28 and Ali Larter, 36. CAJUN STORY OF THE WEEK Amy Comeaux was riding da bus from Abbeville to Baton Rouge wen da bus stop to take on passengers in Lafayette. A man got on da bus wit boat of his front trouser pockets full of golf balls. He sat next to Amy, who is a very attractive blond. Amy was puzzled and she kept looking at da man and his bulging pockets. Finally, after many glances from Amy, da man said, “It’s golf balls.” Amy her, continued to look at him for a very long time tinking deeply about wat da man had said. After several minutes, not being able to contain her curiosity any longer axe, “Does it hurt as much as tennis elbow, hanh?” C’EST TOUT The Dow tops 13,000 Tuesday for the first time since May of 2008. Meanwhile, gas consumption is down seven percent since last year, yet prices, at the pump, continue to rise. Everyone loses because taxes are collected on each gallon sold at the pump. The only one who grows with high prices is the oil company. Don’t buy into the lie that restrictions are causing high prices. It’s not the Keystone Project either, that oil will belong to Canada. Our refineries are overflowing, docked tankers are full, and there is no shortage. They’re gutting the poor and middle class.*****Every four years you can expect the Rev. Franklin Graham to inject himself into the political action. He’s making the rounds of the talk shows questioning President Obama and Mitt Romney’s religious beliefs. He draws attention to himself and gets more exposure. What he doesn’t say is that he supports extreme right-winger Rick Santorum. If Graham professes to be a preacher he should stay out of politics. He might be his son but he’s no Billy Graham even though he is trying to capitalize on his name. Well, I knew I couldn’t make it through a column without getting in trouble but it aggravates me when tax-exempt preachers go down a political path, influencing who we should vote for. Something Franklin’s dad never would have done. We’re not electing a preacher, we’re electing a president.*****I’m done, thanks for your time, mine is up. Please read us cover to cover and shop our family of advertisers. Look them over inside this publication. I hope I’ve run a little something for everyone. Have a nice week. Take care and God bless.
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Pristine Politics? No Way! Kent Conwell
Lighter Side of Life For The Record
I’m dating myself, but remember when you were in grade school and the class was electing officers? Like most youngsters back then, if your name was in nomination, you probably always voted for your opponent. That’s the way it was done back in the days before Super PACs and the nine gods on the Supreme Court. Today’s elections don’t cover issues as much as they do the trash in a candidate’s life. He’s a Fascist; he’s a communist; he’s an adulterer; he’s too religious; he’s a bigot; he’s a racist; and much, much worse. Obviously, candidates today believe the only way they can win election is by trampling the good name of an opponent, even if the accusation is or is not true. Herman Cain comes to mind as does many others. Heck, just recently, accusations have been hurled at JFK for indiscretions almost fifty years old. It’s like we’re saying, “To heck with issues, let’s sling mud, and lots of it.” But before you lay a gypsy curse on the modern political system, take a look at the political bloodbaths during past campaigns. In 1800, Thomas Jefferson accused the sitting president, John Adams of being a “repulsive pedant” and a “hideous hermaphroditical character, which has neither the force and firmness of a man, nor the gentleness and sensibility of a woman.” Davy Crockett claimed that Martin Van Buren wore women’s corsets. Makes you wonder how old Davy knew that little tidbit. And poor old James Buchanan who had a congenital condition that tilted his head to the left was accused of attempting, but failing to hang himself.
Even Abraham Lincoln caught his share of the mud when he was accused of the dastardly deed of having “stinky” feet. One of the most vehement in my estimation was between John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson. To the latter’s chagrin after a bitterly fought campaign, Adams won the presidency in the House of Representatives in 1824. Even before the inauguration, Jackson and his supporters set out to destroy Adams. Seems like Adams was the secretary to the American envoy to Russia when he was a teenager. Jackson’s supporters spread the rumor that Adams, while in Russia, had procured American girls for the sexual services of the Russian czar. They even called Adams a pimp and that procuring women was the reason for his great success as a diplomat. He was also accused of having a billiard table in the White House and allegedly charging the government for it. He produced receipts that he had paid for it himself out of his own funds. Adam’s supporters were every bit as vicious as Jackson’s, attacking his wife Rachel as a bigamist who deserted her husband to live in sin with Jackson. Jackson explained that they thought the divorce was finalized, but they were vilified nevertheless. And then there was a Whig effort in 1844 to discredit Democrat James Polk by claiming Polk’s slaves were branded with his initials. It was untrue of course, but the accusations did cut into his votes. Topping that dirty tactic, the Whigs printed up phony ballot on which the names of Democratic and Whig electors were mixed up so to confuse the voters. After the Civil War, dirty tricks became even more malicious and insidious. The Truth’, a New York scandal sheet published a letter James Garfield had supposedly written endorsing the right of corporations to hire the cheapest labor available, obviously taking advantage of great influx of Chinese labor at the time. He answered the forged attempt to disenfranchise the middle and lower classes by releasing an example of his own cursive
script, proving the published letter was a forgery. The Twentieth Century must have ushered in the “rodent era” for in 1912, Teddy Roosevelt, decked out in a sombrero and smoking a cigar, referred to William Howard Taft, the current president and his former vice-president as “a rat in a corner.” Some years later, Franklin D. Roosevelt picked up on Teddy’s gambit by calling Alf Landon, his 1936 opponent “The White Mouse who want to live in the White House.” Seems like in the last few decades, the media has taken more of a hand in ferreting out “sensational truths” in the name of investigative reporting. One such hatchet job was done on John McCain in 2000 when the New York Times released a story that accused McCain of a romantic liaison with a woman lobbyist thirty years younger than him. During the recent South Carolina primary, phony emails made to appear from CNN (they did not) reported that Newt Gingrich had pressured his ex-wife, Marianne, to have an abortion. Whoever was responsible must have been the jerk who sent out flyers alleging that Rick Santorum’s wife had once had a relationship with a doctor who performed abortions. The list goes on and on. And the seeming anonymity offered by the Internet offers encouragement to those sickos, who might be surprised to learn that everything that goes through your computer stays there, even if you delete it. So if you’re one of those brain-dead reprobates who thrive on slandering others, and decide you want to hide the evidence, then you’re only hope is to make the platters on your drive unspinnable. That, you can figure out yourself. firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.kentconwell.blogspot.com/ www.goodreads.com/author/show/13557.Kent_Conwell www.amazon.com/-/e/B001JPCK26
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• The Record • Week of Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Community Bulletin Board AARP income tax assistance program offered The AARP Tax Filing Assistance Program will have trained volunteers available from 12:15 to 4 p.m. every Wednesday and Friday through April 13th in the Orange Public Library. Anyone seeking assistance should bring the following: all W-2 and 1099 forms, including Social Security benefits and statements; records of Capital gains and losses; receipts of medical expenses, taxes paid, interest paid, contributions, casualty and theft losses, job expenses, sales tax receipts for major purchases and Social Security cards for dependents; a copy of your 2010 tax return, which will be very helpful for the volunteers assisting in the preparations of the 2011 return. Electronic filing will be available. No tax returns will be started after 4 p.m.
Orangefield HS FFA to host plant sale The Orangefield FFA will host a plant sale each day until Friday, Feb. 24 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. or until the plants are all sold. Plants may be purchased at the Orangefield High School Ag Department. All plants cost $1 each and all proceeds will benefit the Orangefield FFA. Those interested can chose from the following: Early Girl Tomatoes, Sweet 100 Tomatoes, bell peppers, jalapenos, cucumbers, yellow squach, petunias, coleus and marigolds. For more information, please call 409-735-2034.
Girl’s Haven Gumbo Cook-off set for Feb. 25
Girl’s Haven is excited to announce that their 18th Annual Gumbo Festival is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 25. They will hold their annual gumbo cook-off to be held in the Parkdale Mall parking lot in Beaumont. This year’s entry fee will be a $100 donation to Girl’s Haven per team to secure a 10x10 space or $150 donation to Girl’s Haven per team to secure a 10x20 space. Spaces are available to those (businesses or persons) wishing to participate as cook team. Gumbo will be judged in three categories: seafood, poultry and combination. There will also be a People’s Choice award given.
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The Gumbo is schedule for 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Live entertainment will be provide by Texas 80 Proof, Lamar Port Arthur, Stone Cold and other live entertainment. They will also be hosting Sonny “The Bird Man” for a live show. There will be a kid’s area with carnival like games that fun for the whole family. Gumbo tickets are sold on-site. Admission and parking is free. A large bowl or four small bowls of different gumbo is cost $7. Sponsor’s include YMBL, SETMA, Quality Mat, Valero, Lamar Advertising and Clear Channel Radio, as well as many others. For more information on cook teams or sponsorships, please call Alice Teeler or Pati Crittenden at Girl’s Haven at 409-8326223.
OC Republican Party to meet Feb. 28 The regular monthly meeting of the Orange County Republican Party will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 28 in the Salvation Army Complex, on the corner of MLK and Strickland. The Orange County Republican Party will meet the fourth Tuesday of each month.
BC Knights of Columbus host Lenten dinners Bridge City Knights of Columbus Lenten fish dinners (fried catfish, fries, coleslaw,hush puppies) begins from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Friday through March 30. Cost $8 per plate. Dine-in or take-out. Will deliver for ten or more. Please call in orders Thursday evening or early Friday by 9 a.m. Please call 735-5725.
LCM Young Farmers to sell barbecue plates Little Cypress-Mauriceville Young Farmers are taking orders for barbecue plates with brisket, sausage, potato salad, beans and trimmings. They are $10 per plate and you can contact either Jennifer at 281-793-3364 or Carrie at 409-886-7988 to buy tickets. Pick up for plates is Saturday Feb. 25 from 11 am to 1 p..m at the Orange County Livestock Barn in Mauriceville, you will need to pre-order plates as we will not be selling additional plates on day of pick up. Last day to order plates will be Feb. 15th. The monies raised will go toward our scholarship fund. LCM Young Farmers is having a garage sale Saturday March 3rd from 8-2 at Grace Lutheran Church 2300 Eddlemen Rd Orange (across from Memorial field). Monies raised will go toward scholarships and 2012 FFA State Convention for LCM students
BCHS Alumni Assoc. to meet March 3 The BCHS Alumni Association will meet on Thursday, March 3 at Bridge City High School. Also, a Fine Arts Exibit and Open House will be held at BCHS.
Deadline for BCISD Board of Trustees Application approaches The deadline to file applications for be placed on Bridge City I.S.D School Board of Trustees. Regular (special) election ballot may be filed until March 5, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Drop off or mail applications to Bridge City I.S.D., Superintendents Office, 1031 W. Roundbunch, Bridge City, Tx 77611.
Lion Pride 5K set for March 24 A 5K run/walk has been scheduled for Saturday, March 29 at 9 a.m. in Claiborne Park. All proceeds will benefit the Community Christian School Athletic Department. Paper registration forms can be found at www.searimstriders.org or those interested can register online at www.active.com under “Lion Pride 5K.” A 1K kids run will begin at 10 a.m on March 29 and is for kids 12 years of age and under. Pre-registration must be done by Friday, March 16, guaranteeing a t-shirt. The pre-registration fee for the 5K is $20 and for the 1K is $12. Registration can be complete on the day of the race with fees for the 5K at $25 and $15 for the 1K. Trophies for overall male and female winners will be given. First, second and third place trophies will be given in each age group . Groups include 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70+. All 1K participants will receive a finisher’s medal. For more information, please contact Amanda Brit-
nell at 409-313-4357, 409-746-9753 or at amanda_ email@example.com.
Former DuPont instrument employees reunion The annual reunion of former DuPont instrument employees will be held Tuesday, March 6 at JB’s Barbecue at 5750 Old Highway 90 in Orange. The group will meet in the parking lot at 12 p.m. to visit and will move inside at 1 p.m. In the event of bad weather, plan to arrive at 12:45 p.m. Attendees will pay for their own lunch selection through the serving line. If you are a retired or former DuPont or INVISTA instrument employee, you are invited to attend this reunion.Visitors are welcome. For more information, contact Dan Ryder at 409-504-5046 or danryder@ ymail.com.
LCM FFA to host Spring Easter Fundraiser The Little Cypress-Mauriceville FFA is kicking off their Spring Easter Fundraiser. Meat items and the dessert orders must are being taken and should be turned in by Friday, March 9, (Friday before Spring Break) and will be in before Easter Weekend. The forms and information are attached. To place an order, contact Brandy Whisenant, 409-886-5821 extension 1040 firstname.lastname@example.org.
BC Project Graduation to host Ladies Night Out The ladies of the community are invited to attend LADIES NIGHT OUT, a night to come and enjoy a night of socializing and browsing with local vendors supporting your local business and Bridge City 2012 Project Graduation. This event will be held on March 24 at the Bridge City Community Center from 5 to 8 p.m. Admission is $5 and door prizes and finger foods will be available. For more information, please call Judy Shockley at 409-734-7365
Art in the Park scheduled for March 24 The 10th Annual Art in the Park is being planned by the Orange Convention and Visitors Bureau. March 24 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Artists, crafters, bands along with other activities will create this year’s one-day event. There will be pony rides, a petting zoo and if weather cooperates a couple of bounce houses will be available for entertainment for children. Blues and jazz bands will play throughout the day and evening. Plans will also include a Barbershop Quartet and a Bagpipe Band strolling thru Stark Park as additional entertainment. Of course, food vendors will be on site all day. For registration forms and details, please call 409-883-1011, 409-883-1010 or 800-528-4906 or stop by the office at 803 Green Avenue, Orange, Texas.
OC Relay for Life Survivor Dinner set for March 29 The Orange County Relay for Life Survivor Dinner is scheduled for Thursday, March 29 from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Bridge City Community Center.
American Association of University Women collecting books The Orange branch of The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is now collecting books to be sold in their annual book sale. Anyone able to donate any gently used books is asked to drop them off at Mann Insurance Agency, 1505 Park at 15th Street in Orange. If pickup is needed, call 886-5739 or 8862194 in Orange. All proceeds from the sale go toward the annual scholarship fund. Each year, the AAUW awards scholarships to two young women from Orange.
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. BULLETINS PAGE 9A
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The Record • Week of Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Deaths and Memorials with his family. Mike is preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Johnny Ray Fults Sr.; his daughter, Eva Marie Fults and his step son, Frankie. Those who will most cherish his memory are his nephews, Johnny Ray Fults Jr. and wife, Ronecia of Orange, David Fults and wife, Donna of Bridge City and Jeff Fults and wife, Dawn of Bridge City and his sister-in-law, Clara Fults of Orange. Brian Patrick Bergeron 2-23-66 ~ 11-26-09 Happy Birthday Love and memories Mom and Family To Be held:
JoAnn Guidry Hernandez Orange JoAnn Guidry Hernandez, 64, passed away Sunday, Feb. 19, at Pinehurst Nursing and Rehab in Orange. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 22, at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City with the Rev. Jeff Bell of Calvary Baptist Church in Port Acres. Mrs. Hernandez was born Nov. 14, 1947, in Orange to Johnny Abe and Edna Joyce (Jordan) Guidry. She was a homemaker who enjoyed spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Michael J. Guidry and John R. Guidry and is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Stacy LeJeune Jarrell and Troy Jarrell of Athens, AL; son and daughter-in-law, John Steven LeJeune and Lea LeJeune of Bridge City. She is also survived by six grandchildren and her sister, Alice Guidry Cox and husband, Damon of Spring.
Marion D. “Mike” Fults Orange Marion D. “Mike” Fults, 84, of Orange, p a s s e d away Sunday, Feb. 19, at Baptist Hospital in Orange. Graveside Services and Military Honors will be held to honor his life at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at Autumn Oaks Memorial Park in Orange. Services are under the direction of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange. Mike was born on September 29, 1927 in Borger, Texas to his parents, Ernest Fults and Ethel (Waggoner) Fults, he resided in the Orange area since the early 50’s, he worked as a sales representative for George Wilson’s Men’s Clothing Store in Beaumont and he was a veteran of the United States Army during the Korean era. Mike enjoyed bowling where he played in bowling leagues, he enjoyed playing dominos and he enjoyed spending time
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Charles “Charlie” Gomez Little Cypress Charles “Charlie” Gomez, 77, of Little Cypress passed away Wednesday, Feb. 15, at Harbor Hospital in Beaumont. Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 18, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange with the Rev. David Turner, pastor of Little Cypress Baptist Church, officiating. Burial followed at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City. Born in Wiergate, Texas on April 23, 1934, Charlie was the son of Manuel and Juanita (Gonzales) Gomez. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He retired after 27 years from Inland Orange as a maintenance operator. Charlie was an active member of Little Cypress Baptist Church where he donated his time and skills. He was a 32nd Degree Mason with Lodge # 126. He was also an avid fisherman and enjoyed sharing his “catch” with others. Preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Charlie is survived by his wife, Annette Gomez of Little Cypress; son and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey and Lynn Gomez of Little Cypress; daughter and son-inlaw, Juliana and Joshua Todd of Lewisville, Texas; grandchildren, Joseph C. Spence and wife, Renee, Kimberly Gomez and Makayla Todd; six great-grandchildren; sisters and brothers, Delia Mendez of Conroe, Lola DeLuna of San Antonio, A.J. White of Orange, Josie Tipton of Little Cypress and Leroy Gomez of Pinehurst; god child, Ryan Anthony Hill; and numerous nieces, nephews and other loving family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Little Cypress Baptist Church Building Fund, 3274 Little Cypress Drive, Orange, Texas.
Charles E. Teal Lawton, Okla. CW4 (Retired) Charles E. Teal, 90, of Lawton, Okla., pas se d away on Jan. 14, at his home. Funeral services were held on Jan.26 in the Becker Funeral Home Memorial Chapel with Lester Ogan, Pastor, New Testament Baptist Church in Lawton, officiating. Burial with Full Military Honors were held at Post Cemetery at Fort Sill under the di-
Feb. 24, 1987 to June 20, 2009 Forever in our hearts What the heart has once known, It shall never forget. Love Always, Mom, Dad, Mavrick, family and friends rection of the Becker Funeral Home and Cremation Service. He was born May 14, 1921 in Orange, to Felix “Tom” and Theodocia (Cassel) Teal. He married Ursula I. Schwedersky on Oct. 2, 1948 in Berlin, Germany. She died Aug. 20, 2006. He was a member of the New Testament Baptist Church. He enlisted in the Army July 2, 1942 and retired July 31, 1971 after more than 29 years of service. He served in the SW Pacific (Australia, New Guinea and the Philippines) during World War II and later in Germany, Korea, Vietnam and Alaska. He received numerous awards, citations, decorations and medals-including two Bronze Star Medals and four Army Commendation Medals. Charles was a quiet man of strong principles. He loved his family, his church and many friends-and was well-loved by all in return. He was an avid gardener and was still actively planting and harvesting at the age of 90. His pride and joy every year was his large harvest of elephant garlic, which had been in his family for over 100 years. It will be harvested again this summer. He is survived by a daughter, Linda Carpenter, Lawton, Okla.; a son, Frank Teal, Las Cruces, N.M.; three grandchildren; Bryan Teal and wife Tammy, Colorado Springs, Colo., Trida Teal, San Diego, Calif., Tiffany Sweeden and husband John; three great grandchildren, Haleigh, Lindsey and John Jr. all of Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.; a brother, Aoyd Teal, Texas; and his favorite nieces, Gladys, Avis, Shirley, Doris Jane and DeeDee, all of Texas. He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, seven brothers, Thomas, Granville, Raymond, Jack, Jessie, Lloyd and David, and seven sisters, Alberta, Bernilee, Vivian, Vernilee, Melvy, Evia and Doris.
Shangri La Announces Saturday Adventure Series Programs for Spring 2012 Staff Report
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Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center announces upcoming programs for the Spring Saturday Adventure Series. Many of these programs are hands-on activities and explore the natural world through informative natural history lessons from Shangri La educators. Below, you will find upcoming programs for the months of March, April and May. The Saturday Adventure Series programs begin at 9:30 a.m. and last about an hour. Participants will meet at the Admissions Window at the scheduled event time. All programs offered in the series are free of charge, but an RSVP is required as space is limited. Call 409-670-9799 to reserve a seat today. March 3: Off the Beaten Path at Shangri La - In this adult program, visitors will view historic images of the artist’s cottage, old swimming pool, historical ferry crossing and more. March 10: Green Clean-
ing Products - Attendees will learn how to make environmentally-friendly cleaning supplies from items found in the kitchen. This is a handson program for adults that will allow participants to make cleaning supplies and take home the finished products. March 17: Landmarks of Shangri La - Explore historical aspects of Shangri La in this adult program. Learn about the little-known history of some familiar sights, including the bat house, bells throughout the gardens and greenhouses. March 24: Lettuce on Your Patio - Adults will participate in a program about patio gardening to save space and will plant a container lettuce garden that can be taken home. March 31: Morning Bird Walk - The whole family is invited to take a leisurely stroll along the pathways of Shangri La to look for migrating birds. Visitors will also visit Shangri La’s state-of-the-art heronry to view nesting birds on Ruby Lake. April 7: Tree ID - Adults and plant enthusiasts will enjoy a
brief discussion on native tree species followed by a tree identification walk. April 28: Tracking 101 During this family-friendly program, visitors will search for animal signs and markings while learning how to track animals using these clues. This program teaches the basics of tracking in a fun, educational way. May 5: Wild Edibles - Explore Shangri La and look for wild edibles. This family program educates visitors on the preparation of edible items found in the region. Attendees must also note that children are welcome, but there are potential allergy risks associated with eating wild plants. The Saturday Adventure Series has programs for the young and young-at-heart. For those interested in attending, please RSVP by calling 409670-9799. Located at 2111 West Park Avenue in Orange, Texas, Shangri La is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. For more information, visit www. shangrilagardens.org.
Liberty Tax to offer free tax prep Staff Report
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Liberty Tax Service will offer a free tax preparation week to salute teachers, police, firefighters, medical service professionals, military service professionals, veterans, volunteers, and those who work for charities and non-profit organizations. These tax breaks on preparation fees will be in effect during the dates below for those
who are first-time customers. For more information, call 1-866-871-1040 for the office closest to you, or stop by one of the area offices. Feb. 20 - Feb. 26: Military/ Vets Appreciation Week Feb. 27 - March 4: Teacher Appreciation Week March 5 - March 11: Police & Firefighter Appreciation Week March 12 - March 18: Hospital/Medical Employee Appre-
ciation Week March 19 - March 25: Health Living Appreciation Week March 26 - April 1: Non Profit Employee Appreciation Week “With this offer, we wish to honor those that contribute to our community and show our appreciation for them making the Golden Triangle a better place to live,” said Kendra Williams, Franchisee of Liberty Tax Service.
LCM Young Farmers to sell barbecue plates Staff Report
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Little Cypress-Mauriceville Young Farmers are taking orders for barbecue plates with brisket, sausage, potato salad, beans and trimmings. They are $10 per plate and you can contact either Jennifer at 281-793-3364 or Carrie at 409-886-7988 to buy tickets. Pick up for plates is Saturday Feb. 25 from 11 am to 1 p..m at the Orange County Livestock Barn in Mauriceville, you will need to pre-order plates as we will not be selling additional plates on day of pick up. Last day to order plates will be Feb. 15th. The monies raised will go toward our scholarship fund. LCM Young Farmers is having a garage sale Saturday March 3rd from 8-2 at Grace Lutheran Church 2300 Eddlemen Rd Orange (across from Memorial field). Monies raised will go toward scholarships and 2012 FFA State Convention for LCM students
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Cooking with Katherine: Chicken Piccata
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chicken breast halves 2 oz. all-purpose flour, divided (about ½ cup) ½ teaspoon of Kosher salt ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 2 ½ tablespoons butter, divided 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided ¼ cup finely chopped shallots 4 medium garlic cloves, thinly sliced ½ cup dry white wine ¾ cup fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth, divided 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 ½ tablespoons drained capers 3 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley Place each chicken breast half between two sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap; pound to 1/2-inch thickness using a meat mallet or small heavy skillet. Place one teaspoon flour in a small bowl, and place remaining flour in a shallow dish. Sprinkle both sides of chicken evenly with salt and pepper. Dredge chicken in flour in shallow dish; shake off excess.
Melt one tablespoon butter in a large skillet over mediumhigh heat. Add one tablespoon oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add chicken to pan; sauté four minutes on each side or until done. Remove chicken from pan; keep warm. Heat remaining one tablespoon oil in pan; swirl to coat. Add shallots to pan; sauté three minutes, stirring frequently. Add garlic; sauté one minute, stirring constantly. Add wine; bring to a boil scraping pan to loosen bits. Cook until liquid almost evaporates, stirring occasionally. Add ¼ cup broth to reserved one teaspoon flour;
stir until smooth. Add remaining ½ cup broth to pan; bring to a boil. Cook until reduced by half (about five minutes). Stir in flour mixture; cook one minute or until slightly thick, stirring frequently. Remove from heat; stir in remaining 1 ½ tablespoons butter, juice, and capers. Place one chicken breast half on each of four plates; top each serving with about two tablespoons sauce. Sprinkle each serving with about one teaspoons parsley. Katherine Aras Look Who’s Cooking Now (409)670-3144
ing a package cake mix as the base and found myself in such a pickle, I would First thing off the check to see what the bat I must tell you that original box called for I left the 3/4 cup milk and go from there. If off the recipe for it was a liquid and I cream cheese pound wasn’t sure of it, I’d cake last week. Thanks Von Broussard use a little less than to the watchful eye of Jenean Franks I have corrected the box said at first. You can my copy and learned a valu- always add liquid but you can’t able lesson. I have always put take it out. Sorry ‘bout that. Now for a warning I want to the date on the back of my copy before filing it, however, tell you: a “believe it or not.” Now for the taco salad: now I will also list exactly 1 head of lettuce (I use an alwhere I got the recipe from on it. That will save me much ready prepared garden fresh lettuce package) time digging for it. 2 tomatoes If I were making a cake us1 small onion (I use a purple onion) 1 cup grated cheddar cheese 1 9-ounce package taco chips (I bought a 16-ounce package and just took out a double handfull, saved the rest to make cheese nachos with) 1 bottle catalina dressing
1 large can ranch style beans, well-drained (I added 1 large can pitted black olives) Directions: First, I put the beans and olives to draining. Then, I put the lettuce in the large bowl that I was going to serve the salad in. I cut the Roman tomatoes in half lengthwise, then in small slices crosswise, but do not add until the last minute. Slice the pur-
ple onion and add to lettuce. Put the chips in a plastic bag, mash and put aside for later. Now, if you are sure that you are ready to put it all together, do so. Save the chips to last so they won’t get soggy. It is kind of hard to save everything to last, but that seems the best way to do it. Use just how much dressing you like. It is gooder ‘n syrup, Von.
For a spring crop, cut large seed potatoes into pieces that are one and a half to two inches. This is about the size of a medium egg. Each seed piece must have at least one good eye. You need to cut the potato five or six days before planting and then keep the cut pieces in a well-ventilated place to it can heal and that prevents it from rotting when planted. The potatoes should have small sprouts at planting time. Use a hoe to make your trench about three inches deep. Drop the seed pieces 10 to 12 inches
apart in the trench and cover about three inches deep. All tubers that are produced on a potato plant are above the seed piece. The roots are below. Because the seed piece is placed only three inches deep, the soil must be pulled toward the plant as it grows. This gives the tubers a place to grow. Potatoes are ready to harvest when the tops begin to doe and the potato skin becomes firm. Most potato varieties are ready to dig 95 to 110 days after planting.
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Here is a popular chicken dish that I love to cook. I hope to feature this dish on one of my daily specials coming up in March. Serve it with mashed potatoes, or alfredo pasta. As most of you know the Bakery people that I was sharing the building with has moved out. Therefore, I have the whole place to myself now, with the exception of the renter in the back of me. But he is separate from us and rarely there. So come check out our small, cozy little place for your next lunch outing starting March 1. Our Lunches will start at 11 a.m. and last till 2 p.m. We had such fun with the Sweetheart Dinner, that I may continue doing Reservations only Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. Oh, be sure and look for the Betty Boop Menu sign. I am still catering and doing our Casseroles to Go. In March we are featuring the Chicken and Dumplings Casserole, something you really need to try because it is sooooo good. Happy Eating!! 4 (6oz.) skinless, boneless
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BCCC now accepting Business, Citizen of Year applications Bridge City Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for Business of the Year and Citizen of the Year. Please submit all nominations in writing to Bridge City Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, 150 W. Roundbunch Rd, Bridge City, Tx. 77611. Deadline to submit nominations will be Feb. 8, 2012.
BCISD to administer Credit by Examination Bridge City ISD, in accordance with Chapter 74.24 TAC, will administer the Texas Tech University Credit by Examination Tests. Testing dates will be June 5, 6 and 7, 2012. Students in grades first through fifth will be allowed to take each of the five tests (Math, Science, Language Arts, Reading, and Social Studies) at the elementary level without prior instruction. The student must score at least 90 on each of the five four tests to be considered eligible for grade level acceleration. Students in grades sixth through 12 will be permitted to take an examination to earn credit for an academic course for which they have had no prior instruction. Students must score at least 90 on the test to receive course credit. Additional information and registration forms can be obtained by contacting Gina Mannino at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rape and Suicide Crisis Center to offer support group meetings The Rape and Suicide Crisis Center of Southeast Texas will be hosting a support group for female survivors of sexual assault the first and third Wednesday of every month, starting at 5:30 p.m. Meetings will be held at the Foundation of Southeast Texas building, located at 700 North St. in downtown Beaumont.
To RSVP or for further information, please contact the Crisis Center at 409-832-6530.
American Legion to host pool tournament The American Legion Lloyd Grubbs Post 49, located at 108 Green Ave. in Orange, will be hosting a pool tournament every Friday from 7 p.m. to midnight. There is a ten player maximum. The community is encouraged to join in the fun and free food to help support the Veterans. For more information, call 409-330-4847.
American Legion to host a brisket lunch The American Legion Post 49, located at 108 Green Ave. in Orange, will host a brisket lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 1. The lunch includes brisket, link, potato salad, beans, bread and dessert for $7 per plate. Walkins welcome and delivery is available. Call 409886-1241 after noon on Feb. 29 and before 9 a.m. on March 1 for orders and delivery. All proceeds go back into the American Legion Post 49, which is a non-profit Veteran organization.
Something Old/Something New at Thrift and Gift set for March 1 The Thrift and Gift Store, located at 350 37th Street in Orange, is rearranging the their store to make space for their special Spring Sale. New vendors, experienced quilters and more volunteers are needed. They hold their monthly meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month from 11 a.m. to noon. Coffee, tea dessert and fellowship are offered at each meeting. For more information, please call 886-7649 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., Tuesday through Friday.
Marriage Licenses issued by the office of Karen Jo Vance, Orange County Clerk for the week Jan. 9 to Feb. 17 Robert E. James Jr. and Katherine M. Woolston Terry E. Manuel and Lawanda S. Conerly Justin R. Baker and Miranda R. Fitzwater Anthony S. Benoit and Lakeasha M. Bradford Robert D. Barker and Rebecca L. Wilson Hunter G. Stansel and Ashley G. Kitchens Bruce A. McGraw and Roxanne Germany Carl W. Statum and Stephanie L. Kirkland Jacky W. Kelly and Linda E. Credeur Darius J. Bob and Wendy L. Campbell James C. York and Brittney E. Jones Carl J. Stewart and Donna S. Foy Weston I. Guidry III and Reilli V. Russell Chet E. Baker and Amber D. Allen James B. Fountain and Angela S. Simpson Pleas J. Evans and Ellie M. Granger Burton R. Hughes Jr. and Callie R. Hannah Charles O. Williams and Patricia G. Journeay Willard J. Lanier and LaMoine Galbreath Joshua D. Benoit and Whitney L. Jones
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Divorces issued by the office of Vickie Edgerly, Orange County District Clerk for the week Dec. 24, 2011 to Feb. 3, 2012 Jacqueline D. Martin and Cicero Martin Jr. David D. Smith and Veronica Smith Crystale Lynn Falasco and Richard Kent Falasco Curtis Robin and Annie Robin Monica Marie Sprague and William Harold Sprague Jr. Brittany Dorsey and Dustin Kenneth Gunstream William Jones Jr. and Brandy Jones Linda Eilene Credeur and Gerald David Credeur Jessica Anita Hernandez and Dolores Alberto Hernandez Brenda Ann Guidry and Douglas Joseph Guidry Jr. Jolene Doyle Trahan and Andrew Trahan Jr. Rufino D. Windam and Liezl V. Windam Crystal Gail-Ashley Thompson and Dustin Stewart Thompson Ernestine Scott and Karl L. Carter Rodney Lee and Betty Lee Nowlin Ross Coleman and Heather Rae Hardin Coleman
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• The Record • Week of Wednesday, February 22, 2012
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OUTDOORS WEEKLY CAPT. CHUCK UZZLE FOR THE RECORD
COLBURN-FISHING CAPT. DICKIE COLBURN
Most any fisherman who spends time on our local waters has a theory about how the tides work and where they need to be to catch fish during those tides. Surprisingly enough there are plenty of people who don’t understand how important the tides really are, or for that matter what a tide is. According to Webster’s dictionary, tide is the periodic variation in the surface level of the oceans, bays, gulfs, inlets, and estuaries caused by gravitational attraction of the moon and sun. The influence the moon has over the tides is extreme to say the least. During the first and third quarters of the moon phase the tides are the weakest and have the smallest differences between the highs and the lows. These small tide changes are called “neap tides”. On the other end of the spectrum are the “spring tides”, these occur when the moon is new or full. During the spring tides the differences between the high and low tides are the greatest. By thinking about these patterns you can understand why so many people plan fishing trips around the moon phases. The full or new moon phases mean more moving water because the tides are more extreme, this translates into more active fish. Now that we have established what the tides are and how they get there energy we need to know what effect they have on the fish. During certain
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I ran into Trey Smith over at Daley’s Hunt N Fish Friday morning and he wasn’t overly excited at the time about the weather forecast for the following day. He and his partner, Hunter Gothia, were headed to Rayburn to fish a Bass Champs event and a massive weather cell was on the same course. Trey later said that Saturday was as bad as predicted.“We not only got rain and lightning, but a big wind to go along with it all day long!”Unable to put a productive pattern together obviously made the rain feel even colder and the wind more cutting for the Bridge City team. I can sympathize with them as I have been there and done that! In spite of the horrendous weather or maybe because of it, the Louisiana team of Jerry Silmon and Brett Hortman won the tournament with a very impressive five fish catch weighing 29.61-pounds. Mike Garrett and Jarod Sheldon took home the big bass money with a 9.09-pound fish. Rusty Clark of Sam Rayburn and Cory Rambo of Orange stayed on a roll and got it done once again as they took home the fifth place check with a solid 20.82-pound stringer. Jonathan Simon and AP Castino of Orange also had a good tournament as they cashed the ninth place check with 19.36-pounds. Carolina rigs and football head jigs accounted for the deeper fish, but slow rolled spinner baits and Traps fished over the shallow grass were responsible for good numbers as well as size. If you are waiting for the spawn to get started you are obviously late as a lot of the larger females are already staging. On the salt water scene it was the same song
Chandler Spires with one of several nice reds taken after Saturday’s rain event.
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Latest ShareLunker catch is recapture of fish caught in 2010 LARRY HODGE
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ATHENS--So far five fish have been entered into the Toyota ShareLunker program for the 2011-2012 season, and Lake Austin has produced three of them. Wesley Hayden of Round Rock caught Toyota ShareLunker 527 from Lake Austin February 11. Landon Glass of Jarrell caught No. 528 from the lake February 14. Brett Ketchum caught No. 526 from Lake Austin January 29, starting the three-fish streak. Hayden was fishing in four feet of 57-degree water about 2 p.m. using a jig when he hooked the 13.22-pound fish. It was 26 inches long and 21.25 inches in girth. Glass caught his 13.03-pound Toyota ShareLunker while fishing in 10 feet of 58-degree water with a Sixth Sense football jig. A scan
Brett Ketchum of Austin landed Toyota ShareLunker 526 from Lake Austin January 20. The 13.0-pound fish was 25.75 inches long and 20.25 inches in girth.
Colburn: Fishing second verse for the Orange team of Aaron Hommel and Adam Jaynes. “We could deal with the wind and rain,” said Jaynes, “but lightning sent us scrambling for cover more than once during the day. In a nut shell…it was scary!” After a week of struggling to find any trout at all, Hommel and Jaynes were pleased just to weigh in three fish for a 10-pound total.“You always want to place in the money, but consistency is equally important when fishing a series,” pointed out Jaynes. “We didn’t finish in the money this time, but the ten pounds earned us enough points to keep us in second place for the year.” All of the fresh water proved to be the stumbling block as the few big trout that they found in practice had moved.
of the fish revealed it is the same fish caught February 27, 2010, by Carl Adkins of Austin, at which time it became Toyota ShareLunker 481. At that time the fish weighed 13.1 pounds. DNA testing at the time revealed the fish to be pure Florida largemouth. The explosion of big fish from Lake Austin has its roots in years past. “I believe a combination of our Florida bass stocking program and good habitat have led to great production over the years,” said Marcos DeJesus, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s fisheries biologist in charge of managing the lake’s fishery. “There were probably a couple of good year classes several years ago, and some of those individuals are now breaking that ShareLunker barrier.” Every fish entered into the Toyota ShareLunker program has a passive integrated transponder (PIT) tag injected into its body cavity for tracking and can be identified if re-
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“We got very few bites and I can’t say that we even got a shot at a big trout, but we knew it was going to be tough before we ever launched the boat.” Because of the travel time involved in making it to the weigh-in, the Orange duo loses a couple of hours of fishing when they fish Sabine. That hasn’t been a problem thus far, but Jaynes pointed out that they may fish a whole lot closer to the weigh-in site next month. “We’d love to fish here again, but if it keeps raining we’ll have to run to the short rigs to find any salt water on Sabine.” The teams that chose to fish the Matagorda area dealt with the same conditions early, but the weather passed through and their big trout showed up for them. Roger and Joe Fried-
richs posted an incredible three trout stringer weighing 19.09-pounds that included two fish over the seven pound mark. After buying their boat in the Calcutta and winning first and third in the big trout pot, the duo walked off with a $6026 check. That tends to make inclement weather much more bearable! Even after earning the second place check of $2789, Ray Malone and Ryan Sweezy must have still been somewhat disappointed. They had to have felt pretty confident driving back to the scales with 18.49-pounds of trout on a day when most sane folks wouldn’t even consider fishing and not win. It took very respectable 13.41-pounds to finish in the top five, but the weights fell off pretty quickly after that.
The redfish were still doing their thing on Sabine following all of the rain, but the trout have gotten even harder to find for most of us. Calmer winds will help a lot of the silt settle out in the open lake, but the bayous and the rivers are still pumping in a lot of cold muddy water with more rain on the way. This is really pretty typical for Sabine this time of the year, but we had gotten spoiled with the water clarity, compliments of a year long drought. The good news is that while we will struggle a little locally both Rayburn and Toledo Bend are finally building levels. With the current levels as low as they are right now, you can look for a parade of double digit bass to make their way to the scales again this spring.
caught. One fish from Lake Alan Henry was caught and entered into the program three years in a row. Both Lake Austin fish were picked up by a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Inland Fisheries staff member from the A.E. Wood Fish Hatchery in San Marcos. Since the Glass fish is pure Florida largemouth, it will be taken to the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center (TFFC) in Athens for the duration of the spawning period. DNA testing showed ShareLunker 527 to be an intergrade. Intergrades, mixtures of Florida and northern largemouth, are returned to
the lake where caught as soon as possible. Lake Austin will receive a portion of any Toyota ShareLunker fingerlings produced during the current season. Any lake that produces a ShareLunker receives a share of the season’s fingerlings, whether any of the fish from that lake are spawned or not. These fingerlings will be the offspring of pure Florida females paired with pure Florida males that are themselves the offspring of ShareLunkers. “We feel that this selective breeding process results in the SHARELUNKER PAGE 3B
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ShareLunker catch best possible genetics being returned to the lakes, increasing the chance of more trophy bass being produced in the future,” explained Allen Forshage, director of TFFC. “Although these big females have no doubt spawned in years before they were caught, they did not necessarily mate with a pure Florida male. Everything we know about genetics tells us that the parents with the best genes produce the highest quality offspring. This is the scientific basis of our selective breeding program.” Forshage also noted that the main purpose of stocking ShareLunker fingerlings is not to produce trophy fish for anglers to catch. “The reason we stock these fish, and the reason we want to use only pure Florida bass in the selective breeding program, is that we know Florida bass grow bigger and faster than native northern largemouths, and by stocking pure Florida fin-
gerlings from trophy fish, we will have a greater impact on the genetics of the overall largemouth population in the lake,” he said. “In addition, since fingerlings from different parents are mixed before being stocked, these stockings help to promote genetic diversity.” TFFC also uses some of the ShareLunker offspring to produce broodfish for TPWD’s regular largemouth bass stocking program, which annually stocks millions of fish into Texas public waters. “In this way we are introducing ShareLunker genetics into the general largemouth bass population,” Forshage said. Recent advances in DNA technology now allow TPWD to determine if a fish entered into the Toyota ShareLunker program is an offspring of a previous ShareLunker. This technology has been available only since 2005, and it takes seven to 10 years for a bass to reach 13
Uzzle: Outdoors Weekly periods of the year the tides mean different things. For example, in the spring most fishermen like strong incoming tides because they tend to bring in good saltwater from the gulf. During the fall it is opposite, outgoing tides help bring the bait into the lake as they empty the marshes. Either tide will help you catch fish, the main thing is to at least have some tidal movement. The periods between the tides are referred to as “slack”, during these times the fishing tends to be much slower. The tides trigger most fish into becoming more active, it is almost like ringing the dinner bell so to speak. Now the tide schedules you see in the newspapers and magazines will give you an idea when the tides will occur. These schedules do not take into account what kind of weather or wind conditions may be present so you need to use a little common sense. For example, if the schedule calls for a weak outgoing tide and the wind is blowing strong from the south you may not see any change in the water level. The big south wind will essentially hold the water up from leaving. The exact opposite happens in the winter months when you have an out going tide and a strong north wind, the water levels fall dramatically. There are different factors to take into account, just be aware of the conditions. One other important piece of the tide puzzle deals with correction factors for the tides. Your evening news may call for tides at Sabine Pass to take place at 1 a.m., that time will be different if you fish in another part of the Sabine area. What you need to know is what is the correction factor for your area. The time differ-
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ence between Sabine Pass and Sydney Island is just over an hour depending on the conditions. So if the tide is supposed to change at 1 a.m. at Mesquite Point it should start to change at Sydney Island around 2:00 a.m. under normal conditions. Now the visible movement may not be evident but the influence is there. The marshes on the other hand are tougher to gauge when it comes to tides, things like wind and runoff can make it almost impossible to calculate the tides correctly. All you can do is keep good records and watch the conditions in order to get a better feel for how the water will react to certain conditions. The tides are not difficult to understand as long as you find some reliable information. My own personal choices for tide information comes from the Gulf Coast Fisherman magazine, sometimes called the Harold Wells report. The tides, moon phases, feeding times, and other information is in there in great supply. The correction factors and tide schedules are listed for the entire gulf of Mexico, from Texas to Florida. It is a very valuable piece of literature. Another great publication for tide information is Texas Saltwater Fishing magazine, they have probably one of the best overall tide charts out there. Along with the tide chart there are also some great forecasts for feeding times all on one graph, very helpful when planning trips for both fishermen and hunters. There are others out there as well, all you can do is look at some of them and see if they match what you see on the water. Having confidence in one over another takes time, but it is time well spent.
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A special league for special players launches new season David Ball For The Record
For over 30 years the Bridge City Little League has ensured a special group of children don’t miss out on the fun of playing baseball. Amy Patterson with the Bridge City Little League Challenge League are teams with special needs children playing on them. Though Patterson and her husband don’t have a child playing in the Challenge League, she said they have always admired the idea of the Challenge League. “It’s a great thing,” she said. “It’s one of the most things we get to do. The kids are so wonderful. They don’t complain; it’s about them having fun.” There are over 25 special needs kids playing in the
league and it’s free for any child. All different ages, from 4 to 18, play with girls as well as boys playing. Games are usually played on Saturday nights and the season lasts from March to May. Some of the kids are also involved in Little Dribblers and the Cub Scouts. Patterson described the league as close-knit . She added the league couldn’t function without the parents participating. “We’re more like a family. Last year, the parents wore their tennis shoes and played baseball that day. The kids got to put their parents out at first base. It was pretty classic. Parents are the true heroes. We couldn’t do it without them,” she said. Patterson said Erin James is
There are over 25 special needs kids playing in the league and it’s free for any child. All different ages, from 4 to 18, play with girls as well as boys playing.
a big help to the league and she really appreciates parents trust them to work with their
kids each week. Many youth organizations also work on the field during
the season. On opening day, for instance, varsity cheerleaders
from Bridge City High School and the Big Red mascot always come out. A little later in the season, the varsity cheerleaders from neighboring Orangefield High School and the Bobcat mascot also come out. Patterson said those days are pretty special for the kids. Cub Scouts, church groups, BCHS and OHS baseball, softball and volleyball players also visit the Challenge League. Closing ceremonies are a big deal too for the children. “Everyone pretty much volunteers when I ask,” Patterson said. “We have lots of volunteers at the game and we also celebrate with a dunking booth and bouncy castles. “There’s lots of hugs, smiles and high fives.”
176th Anniversary of Texas Declaration of Independence set Staff Report For The Record
WASHINGTON, Texas – Historical re-enactors portraying Texas heroes Col. William B. Travis, Gen. Sam Houston and Davy Crockett will help lend an authentic air to the Texas Independence Day celebration March 3-4 at Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site. This year’s two-day festival commemorates the 176th anniversary of the signing of the Texas Declaration of Independence on March 2, 1836, by 59 men who gathered on the banks of the Brazos River for the Independence Convention. Children are invited to have their photo taken with the Texas heroes. A special Texas Independence Day program will be held starting at 1:30 p.m. in the park amphitheater with a performance by the Aggie Wranglers, a high-energy country-western dance group. Highlighting the program will be a 3 p.m. roll call of the direct descendants of the
signers of the document who declared Texas’ freedom from Mexican rule. Visitors may want to arrive at the amphitheater at 12:45 p.m. to enjoy the Tanner Family Minstrel Show. Appearing on the afternoon program will be Bob Heinonen, who will portray Alamo commander William B. Travis for the final time after 20 years of interpreting his character at the annual celebration. The day’s program concludes at 3:15 with a blackpowder rifle salute and the traditional cutting and serving of pieces of a Texas-sized birthday cake. There is no cost to attend the two-day festival that takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at the 293-acre “Birthplace of the Republic of Texas” located between Navasota and Brenham. Throughout the weekend, park visitors will be transported back to a time when Texas was a sovereign nation. The public can mingle with members of the Texas Army and other re-enactors attired in period clothing, admire the
Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site. craftsmanship of skilled Texas artisans and immerse themselves in the music and stories of the republic’s past. On both days, vendors will be selling food and drinks. During the weekend, park visitors will be able to stop in at a river overlook campsite and experience a slice of what daily life was like for those who volunteered to fight for Texas independence as a member of the Texian Army.
There also will be small arms and artillery firing demonstrations at the overlook and the Washington Inn. Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site features three attractions that are open year round: Independence Hall, the Star of the Republic Museum and the Barrington Living History Farm. The event is made possible through funding from the Washington-on-theBrazos State Park Association, Exxon/Mobil Corporation and Bluebonnet Electric Co-op. The Star of the Republic Museum will be opening a new exhibit titled “A Slice of Life: Washington in the 19th Century.” The exhibit focuses on the people, businesses and events that influenced the fledging village of Washington in the 1830s. In the early days of the republic, the village at the site of a major Brazos River crossing was a hub for medical practices, land offices, mercantile establishments, hotels, a newspaper and taverns. A sneak preview of the Asa Hoxey collection also is planned. The exhibit continues through the end of the year. Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site is located between Brenham and Navasota off State Hwy. 105 and FM 1155, approximately one hour northwest of Houston. For directions or more information, call the state historic site at (936) 878-2214. To see a YouTube video about Washingtonon-the-Brazos, visit http://www.youtube.com/ user/TexasParksWildlife#p/c/119/QQvK6AFtdh0 http://www.birthplaceofTexas.com http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/washingtononthebrazos
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Entergy Employees Speak Out for LIHEAP Proposed Budget Cuts Threaten Assistance to Nearly 62,000 Texas Households Staff Report
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Entergy Texas, Inc. is joining forces with other low-income advocates in Washington, DC, this week to urge Congress to find $5.1 billion for America’s front-line energy assistance program. The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program helps low-income citizens pay utility bills for heating in the winter and cooling in the summer. Mary Young, senior customer operations support specialist for Entergy Texas, is on hand to represent the company, along with employees from Entergy’s other utility companies. According to a new study from Indiana University, tough economic times have driven millions of Americans into poverty in recent years
and those numbers will increase even as the economy rebounds. The U.S. Census Bureau ranks Texas as tied for America’s fourth-highest poverty rate in the nation with roughly 4.4 million Texans living at or below the poverty level. Meanwhile, LIHEAP funding has been reduced by nearly 40 percent over the last two years. “If LIHEAP funding is cut as proposed, it will mean nearly 62,000 fewer families will be served in Texas,” said Vernon Pierce, customer service director, Entergy Texas, Inc. “We’ve got to do all we can to help our neighbors and fellow Texans find the means to pay for essential heating and cooling.” Although LIHEAP prioritizes families with preschoolers, elderly or disabled members, many U.S. veterans and their families need
LIHEAP. In fact, 20 percent of LIHEAP households are veterans, and in some cases, the families of active-duty service men and women. Entergy employees and charitable groups are participating in the National Fuel Funds Network’s Action Day for Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program to call for more funding at the federal level. Entergy has many programs designed to meet the needs of its low-income customers including The Power to Care Fund made up of contributions from customers, employees, and shareholders. However, even with these programs and charitable organizations, the needs still outpace available resources. “We and many others are asking Congress to provide $5.1 billion for LIHEAP,” Pierce said. “Families in vulnerable situations are turning to LIHEAP in record num-
bers to make it through these still tough tim es.” Citizens can stay connected to the discussion and can even sign an online petition in support of LIHEAP funding by visiting nationalfuelfunds.org and clicking on “LIHEAP Action Day”. Entergy Texas, Inc. provides electricity to more than 400,000 in 27 counties. Entergy Corporation is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. Entergy owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, and it is the second-largest nuclear generator in the United States. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.8 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.
Funds are on a path to bankruptcy. Social Security’s Chief Actuary estimates that its reserves will run out in 2036, which would mean automatic benefit cuts by about one-fourth in order to keep sending out monthly checks to tens of millions of senior citizens. Medicare is in worse shape, with bankruptcy looming as early as 2022. To ignore all of this is the present day equivalent of Emperor Nero fiddling while Rome burned. Nevertheless, in his 7,000 word State of the Union address, the President devoted 40 words to the Social Security and Medicare programs. We need – and the American people ought to demand – a serious, bipartisan effort to shore up these two vital programs before it is too late. By making incremental reforms now, we can protect retirement and health care benefits for several decades. But endless fiddling by Con-
gress and the White House guarantees huge pain for taxpayers and financial insecurity for tens of millions of senior citizens. The place to start is Social Security. Americans are living longer, healthier lives than when Social Security was first enacted in 1935. If no adjustments are made, these huge demographic shifts will exhaust the Trust Fund’s financial reserves in less than 25 years, and big, automatic cuts in monthly benefits ($270/month, in today’s dollars) will be triggered. Fortunately, such a catastrophe can be avoided without taking drastic steps – provided action is taken soon. Legislation I introduced last year (The Defend and Save Social Security Act) illustrates that only modest steps are needed today. My bill would assure that Social Security remains solvent until 2085 without raising taxes or cutting core benefits. It would do so by gradually increasing the Social Security eligibility age for those who are 57 or younger by increasing the eligibility age three months each year with a cap at 69 in 2027. Additionally, under my bill, the Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) would be modified, so that any year in which the COLA exceeds 1 percent it would be decreased by 1 percent. However, if in any year, the COLA is calculated to be less than 1 percent, the final COLA would be reduced to zero. For example, this year’s COLA was 3.6 percent, so under my bill the increase of 3.6 percent would be reduced to 2.6 percent. Exactly how to adjust eligibility age and costof-living adjustments can be worked out, if
there is leadership from the White House and a bipartisan Congressional commitment to take responsibility for protecting Social Security now. The same type of timely, bipartisan action would assure that Medicare is shored up, too. Social Security, Medicare, and other mandatory spending programs already account for more than one-half of annual federal government spending. Without reforms, all of these mandatory spending programs will grow to more than 75 percent of the federal budget within ten years. Not only would this threaten millions of senior citizens, it would leave too little for national defense, education, research, and other vital national priorities. It is profoundly disappointing that President Obama’s last budget proposal before he stands for reelection has all of the weaknesses of his previous ones. The Senate unanimously rejected his budget last year, and will probably do so again this year. But rejecting a bad budget plan isn’t enough. Just as Social Security and Medicare were enacted with broad bipartisan support, securing and saving these programs requires both political parties in Congress to work together. That is the only way to avoid the politicizing of the issue. Constructive dialogue and debating choices openly will bring us to solutions that are in the national interest. Hutchison, a Republican, is the senior U.S. senator from Texas and Ranking Member on the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee. hutchison.senate.gov
on March 15 - 16, from 9:00 until 11:30 a.m. Children in grades 3 - 5 will build tall towers and learn about pueblos and pagodas in “Awesome Architecture” on March 13 - 14 from 1:30 until 4:00 p.m. Older students in grades 6 - 8 will create art inspired by international adventure in “Maps and Journeys,” on March 15 - 16 from 1:30 until 4:00 p.m. Amelia Wiggins, Educator for Public Programs at the Stark Museum of Art, encourages local families to sign up for Art Quest soon. “We are very excited to offer extra-curricular art classes for children once again this spring. Classes fill quickly, so we encourage families to apply as soon as possible by filling out the application form available on our website,” says Wiggins. Classes will be kept to a maximum of 20 students each, and sessions will be filled on a firstcome, first-served basis. All application forms must be fully completed and signed. Parents can find details on each of the four Art Quest classes offered this spring, along with the application form, under the Education tab on the Museum website at www.starkmuseum.org. Application forms are also available at the Information Desk of the Stark Museum of Art during regular hours. Located at 712 Green Avenue in Orange, Texas, Stark Museum of Art is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Admission is free for all ages. Group tours are available by appointment. For more information, call 409.886.ARTS (2787) or visit www.starkmuseum.org.
A budget lacking entitlement reform shows no leadership, proposals increase debt U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison Special To The Record Last week, President Obama announced his Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 budget proposal. Rather than a blueprint for putting our financial house in order, his budget plan would add more than $11 trillion to the national debt in coming years – in spite of the nearly $2 trillion in higher taxes that would only serve to undermine our economic recovery. The President’s new budget would increase spending for dozens of programs that have been proven ineffective. And it would slash defense spending to unprecedented levels that could put our troops and our citizens at risk. But worst of all, President Obama once again ignored our biggest fiscal challenge. The Social Security and Medicare Trust
Stark Museum of Art offers Art Quest: Spring Break Art Classes for Children
For The Record
Registration is now open for Art Quest, free youth art classes offered by the Stark Museum of Art. The classes will be available for students in grades 1 - 8 and will take place during the week of Orange County public school spring break, March 13 - 16, 2012. Art Quest participants will learn about the paintings and sculptures at the Museum and gain hands-on experience creating art. Advance registration is required and application forms are available on the Museum’s website, www.starkmuseum.org. Application forms are due by March 5, and class space is limited. Each class takes place over two half-days. Children in grades 1 - 2 can take an imaginary trip in “Around the World in Two Mornings” on March 13 - 14, from 9:00 until 11:30 a.m. Or, children in grades 1 - 2 can choose to play with paint in “Squish, Squash, Gouache”
• The Record • Week of Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Rebels on the river; the fort at Niblett’s Bluff Mike Louviere For The Record When Texas seceded from the Union, and the Civil War came to Orange, three military companies were established. They were the Orange Light Guard, The Orange Greys, and Hannah’s Company. There was also the Orange County Coast Guard and several companies of state troops. There was never an established system of fortifications. There was a Confederate encampment up the Sabine River at Niblett’s Bluff. The Sabine River forks near West Bluff. The main channel goes west and the old river fork goes eastward. Niblett’s Bluff is on the east fork.
Between the two forks is a 14-mile long island. The actual crossing of the river takes several miles since Niblett’s Bluff is upriver from the fork. It is a short voyage as opposed to a direct crossing. The Bluff is the first crossing into Louisiana on the river. From the mouth of the Sabine to the Bluff is marsh and swamp. If the Union forces were to attempt to cross into Texas up the river from Orange, it would be at Niblett’s Bluff. There had been a settlement at the Bluff since about 1840. It was first called Millspaw’s Bluff and later Jericho. It was finally named for Robert C. Neblett, who had a plantation in the area before moving into Grimes County.
It is not clear how the spelling of the name changed from Neblett to Niblett. Niblett’s Bluff had become an important and convenient shipping point for lumber and cotton as well as being the crossing for the road between Houston and Opelousas. At one time there had been two stores and a hotel. The population had dwindled to about 50 by 1861, but it was still a scene of much shipping and stage coach crossings. The importance of the Bluff to the Confederacy and to the Union invaders was well known. By 1863, there was a significant army presence. The fortification at the Bluff was a “redoubt” — a rectangular fortification with walls sixfeet thick at the base and eightfeet high. There was an enfilade; a platform for the troops to stand on to fire over the wall. Artillery would consist of one two-gun section of Captain O.G. Jones Texas Light Artillery, two mountain howitzers and one 32-pound cannon. Major General John Bankhead Magruder, commander of the District of Texas, came to Niblett’s Bluff in May, 1863. Magruder had been the commander of the Confederate forces that recaptured Galveston from the Union in January, 1863. The defense of the Bluff was closely tied to the defense of Texas. Magruder was an aggressive and innovative officer, just what the isolated District of Texas needed. Louisiana was important to
Texas as well as to the TransMississippi Department. Niblett’s Bluff would be the first fort to encounter the Union forces if they should invade up the Sabine River and it was important to block the crossing from Union land forces attempting to cross into Texas. Orange, Sabine Pass and Beaumont were tied into the railroad hub at Houston. In April, 1863, Union General Nathaniel Banks was pushing out of captured New Orleans and had taken Bayou LaFourche and had moved into Bayou Teche. Port Hudson and Vicksburg would Old Confederate Road marker shortly be under siege by the Union. Forces were moving through central Louisiana and the Confederate forces did not know if Banks would continue to move westward through Southwest Louisiana and invade Texas by way of Niblett’s Bluff. After Union victories at Bisland Plantation and Irish Bend, Confederate Brigadier General Alfred Mouton, with a brigade of Louisiana Infantry, was ordered to Niblett’s Bluff. By May 19, it had become oblivious that the Union was turning east to attack Port Hud- Close-up of the monument at the son and that Banks was with- memorial drawing from Alexandria to attack Port Hudson. Confederate road to be built between Lieutenant General Kirby Smith Niblett’s Bluff and Vermilionbelieved that Niblett’s bluff ville. Smith approved Magruder would be the ideal place to ren- as the commander of forces at dezvous forces in the event that the Bluff. Magruder ordered large Port Hudson fell and the enemy quantities of supplies to be then attempt to enter Texas. Smith also ordered a military stored at the Bluff and made it an important commissary
center. He ordered two companies of the 20th Texas Infantry Regiment to protect the army supplies. On September 8, 1863 a Union invasion force of four gunboats and seven troop transports appeared off of Sabine Pass. After a 45- minute battle, the 46 Confederate defenders of Fort Griffin with six old smoothbore cannons had defeated the 6,000 man Union invading force. Magruder later learned from captured Union prisoners that had the invasion been successful, the Union force would immediately have attacked Niblett’s Bluff and then marched to Beaumont and Houston. On September 12, Magruder learned that the enemy had returned to Berwick Bay but was planning to march to Niblett’s Bluff by land across Southwest Louisiana. NIBLETT’S BLUFF PAGE 9B
Entergy Texas announces final amount for fuel refund Staff Report
For The Record
A fuel refund announced for Entergy Texas, Inc. customers late last year has been finalized with the impact to cus-
tomer bills more than originally expected. Entergy Texas, Inc., the Public Utility Commission of Texas and other stakeholders ironed out details of the refund which will cover over-re-
covery of fuel costs for December 2010 through December 2011, bringing the total refund up to $67 million. As a result, customers can expect to see a refund of $21.70 reflected on bills each month
in March, April and May. “Fuel costs have remained lower over the past year which means it isn’t costing us as much to purchase fuel to generate electricity,” said Joe Domino, president and chief executive officer, Entergy Texas, Inc. “Fortunately, the economy is beginning to improve; however, many of our customers are still struggling with higher prices or even joblessness. We are glad to be able to pass along our savings to customers in the form of a fuel refund. Per PUCT rules, Entergy Texas determines twice a year what it will charge customers for the fuel it uses to generate electricity. The amount charged is based on fuel costs at that time. The recovery charge stays in place on bills for the next six months. Fuel prices, however, change frequently, so the company may not recover enough of what it paid for fuel or it may recover too much. When too much is recovered, customers receive the refund through their bills. Entergy Texas does not earn a profit on fuel expenses and only passes actual fuel costs through to its customers. The PUCT must approve all fuel charges.
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Boy Scout Troop 23 honored ‘The Four Chaplains’
Boy Scout Troop 23 presented a memorial service the night of Feb. 8 at North Orange Baptist Church in memory of “The Four Chaplains.” The four chaplains gave their own life jackets to soldiers who were jumping overboard the SS Dorchester after it hit by a German torpedo. This was the first time the Boy Scouts have presented the memorial. RECORD PHOTO: David Ball.
BRIEFS First UMC to host Ash Wedensday service First United Methodist Church of Orange will host Ash Wednesday services at 12 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Feb. 22 in Slade Chapel. The church is located at 502 N. Sixth St.
St. Francis KCs holding fish fry St. Francis of Assisi Knights of Columbus Council 13825 will be selling fish dinners from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Feb. 24, March 9, March 16, March 23 and March 30 in the San Damiano Center located at 4300 Meeks Drive from during Lent on the following Fridays: The dinners include two fish filets, fries, hush puppies, coleslaw, dessert and tea for $8. Dine or carry out.
St. Mark Lutheran Church to host Wednesday potluck St. Mark Lutheran Church will host a potluck dinner on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. The community is invited to bring a covered dish, join brothers and sisters from Trinity Luther Church in Orange and share in a great fellowship and food on Ash Wednesday. A gathering in the St. Mark Lutheran Sanctuary will begin at 7 p.m. to commemorate their Lenten journey with the imposition of ashes, Holy Communion and anointing of
heating oil. St. Mark Lutheran Church has open Communion for those who believe in the Lord. The community is invited to attend their services for wonderful Christian fellowship. St. Mark Lutheran Church is located at 945 W. Roundbunch in Bridge City.
Wesley UMC selling pecans, walnuts Wesley United Methodist Church is selling pecans and walnuts. This year’s crop of pecans halves and pieces sell for $10 per pound. Walnuts sell for $8 per pound. To place orders call Billy at 409-883-3210 or 670-6350, Frankie at 409-988-4215 or Connie at 409-883-4995. We will deliver five pounds or more to individuals or businesses.
Starlight COGIC to host Women’s Retreat The Women’s Department of Starlight COGIC invite women in the community to join them for Women’s Retreat 2012. The retreat will be held April 13-15 at the Omni Houston Westside Hotel. The Theme of the retreat is “Woman at The Well,” St. John 4:15. Their Guest Speakers are Evangelist Yvonne DeVaughn of Phoenix, Arizona and Supervisor Lena McClain of Houston, Texas. There will be dynamic powershops such as, “Empowered to Serve,” “Will the Real Men Please Stand Up,” “Soloing with a Song,” “Till Death Do We Part...So Help Me,” and more. For double occupancy, the cost is $225 per person, a triple is $195 per person, a quad is $180 per person, and teens $99. Pay your $75 deposit by March 12 at 2800 Bob Hall Rd to guarantee your space or go to www.starlightcogic.net and pay by using paypal. Rev. E.B. Lindsey is Pastor of Starlight and First Lady Josie Lindsey is the Director of the Women’s Dept. For more information call 409-8864366.
Stark House to open Miriam Melissa Lutcher Stark Exhibit Staff Report
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In relation to Lutcher Theater’s upcoming performance of My Fair Lady on Feb. 29, The W.H. Stark House will have a new exhibit entitled Miriam Melissa Lutcher Stark: A Fair Lady in the adjacent Carriage House located at 610 W. Main Avenue in Orange. Included in the exhibit will be personal items belonging to Miriam that relate to her love of the theater. From 5 p.m. to 7:15 p.m., The W.H. Stark House Carriage House will be Miriam Melissa Lutcher Stark. open on the evening of Feb. 29 to allow theater patrons to view the exhibit prior to the My Fair Lady performance. This exhibit will be on display through May 31. Adults and children 10 years of age or older are welcome.
Miriam was a patron of the theater and opera and saw many shows in Orange, as well as on her travels abroad. In the exhibit, visitors will see various personal objects that she would have used to prepare for a night out at the theater. Also featured will be letters to her husband, William Henry (W.H.) Stark, describing the performances she had seen. On display will be some of Miriam’s elegant gloves, shoes and other accessories, including some never before exhibited jewelry, folding fans, hat pins and purses. In addition, an Irish lace crocheted dress from the collection will be on display from Feb. 28 March 3. “Miriam Lutcher Stark was for her time a cultured lady, interested in the arts, theater, reading and antiques, as well as being one of Orange’s most fashionable. This exhibit offers visitors an up-close view of Miriam Stark’s personal belongings, letters and photographs, allowing insight into her lifestyle” said Patsy Herrington, Managing Director of The W.H. Stark House. Located at 610 Main Avenue in Orange, The W.H. Stark House is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, call 409-883-0871.
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Magruder urged General Richard Taylor to fall back to the Calcasieu River. However, Generals Smith and Taylor agreed that Taylor should stand fast in Central Louisiana until the Union’s intentions could be better determined. By October, the Union invasion of Louisiana had halted in the Sunset area and Banks had reconsidered his attempt to reach Texas by land. In the spring of 1864 Banks launched his Red River Campaign to capture Shreveport and invade Texas from there. Banks took Alexandria which cut off Niblett’s Bluff from General Richard Taylor’s Army of Western Louisiana. Reinforcements from Texas could reach Taylor from crossings farther north, such as Burr’s Ferry. Confederate victories at Mansfield and Pleasant Hill convinced Banks to call off his campaign. By May18, 1863, Union forces had retreated back into their strongholds in Southeast Louisiana. The last threat to Niblett’s Bluff was an incursion by blockading gunboats Wave and Granite City which put in at Calcasieu Pass. They were only there to buy stolen livestock from Jayhawkers and to try to recruit for the Union Navy. It was not a true military incursion. With the end of the Red River Campaign and the Battle of Cal-
casieu Pass the war was all but won in Southwest Louisiana and Texas. Texas was never successfully invaded by Union forces. The fortifications at Niblett’s Bluff were never tested by the Union. The only casualties at Niblett’s Bluff were caused by an epidemic of measles. There is a memorial to those soldiers who died in the epidemic is a memorial across the road from the old fort. The fortification at Niblett’s Bluff was named Camp Pleasant. There is one source that refers to it as “Fort Niblett”. No matter the official name, it was an important post for the defense of Texas. In the early part of the 20th Century the Bluff was heavily used as a point to dump logs into the river to make rafts to send to the mills at Orange. Today, the site of the old fort is a popular park. The only sign of the original fortifications is a low ridge of dirt about 100-feet long behind the church. There are cabins on the river, a playground, picnic area, RV camping sites, and a building for use by the community. Across the road from the park is a memorial to the soldiers who died there in the epidemic. There is also a sign that gives the explanation of the Confederate Road. Today’s casual visitor may have no idea how important this small area was to Texas in the Civil War.
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First Baptist Church Orangefield
“Our church family welcomes you!”
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: email@example.com www.fbcof.com
First Christian Church of Orangefield
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!
St. Paul United Methodist Church 1155 W. Roundbunch Rd., Bridge City 409- 735-5546 Pastor Brad Morgan firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Apostolic Pentecostal Church IH-10 at Highway 62, Orange (409) 745-3973 Sun. Morning at 7:30 a.m. on A.M. 1600 KOGT Radio Sun.: 2 p.m. • Tues: 7:30 p.m. 24 Hour Prayer Line: 409-779-4703•409-779-4702
Back to God Fresh Anointing Ministries 1011 10th St., Suite 108, Orange 409-779-3566•409-883-0333 backtoGodnow@gmail.com www.backtogodfreshanointingministries.com Pastor Gerald Gunn Co-Pastor Pearlie Gunn Sun. School 9:45 a.m. Sun. Morning Worship 11 a.m. Tues. Night Bible Study 7 p.m. Men of Valor & Women of Warfare classes on Thur. 7 p.m.
First United Methodist Church 502 Sixth Street 409-886-7466 Pastor: Rev. John Warren Dir. of Fine Arts & Music: Doug Rogers Organist: Justin Sanders Dir. of Youth & Christian Education: Allisha Bonneaux Sunday: Worship in the Chapel: 8:15 a.m., Celebration Service in Praise Center: 8:55 a.m., Sunday School for all ages: 9:50 a.m., Worship in the Sanctuary: 11 a.m., UMYF & Methodist Kids: 5 p.m. Web site: www.fumcorange.org
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.
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
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
Miracle Restoration Revivals Church 608 Dogwood St., Orange 409-883-5466 Residing Pastor Rev. Larry Doucet Founding Pastor Rev. Tunney Vercher Sr. Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday night Prayer Meeting 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night Bible Study 7 p.m.
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: Marilyn Ball 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 www.fbcbc.org 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”
Harvest Chapel 1305 Irving Street, Orange 409-882-0862 Ruth Logan Burch, Pastor Sun. Morning 10 & 11 a.m. Evening Service 6 p.m. Wednesday Service 6 p.m. Gospel Singing first Friday of the each month.
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!
Maranatha Christian Center 7879 Hwy. 87 N Asst. Pastor Daniel Ray Music: Sherry Dartez Pastor Bob Simmons Sunday Morning 10:30 a.m. Sunday Evening 6:00 p.m. Wednesday 7:00 p.m.
To list your church, call 886-7183
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direct services to survivors of sexual assault in a medical setting. Comprehensive training is provided, Anyone interested should contact the Crisis Center at (409) 832-6530.
FURNITURE FURNITURE SALE! All in excellent cond. Blue 3 cushion couch, blue 2 cushion love seat, dark blue leather recliner, oak coffee table W/ glass, Zenith TV with wood cabinet, (409) 543-7346.
APPLIANCES USED APPLIANCES, startEMPLOYMENT ing at $99.95 & up, Harry’s LOST & FOUND CRISIS CENTER. Rape and cri- Appliances, 302 10th. St. (10th. 3 DOGS AT THE BC ANIMAL sis center of S.E. Texas needs & main), Orange, We buy used shelter, 2 with collars, if yours is volunteer advocares to provide appliances, 886-4111. missing, call 735-8898 to check, leave message they will return call. LOST DACHSHUND. MALE, chocolate brown, golden eyes, has blue collar w/bell. Lost on Hair dressers, massage Feb. 20 on Carolina St. (near therapist and nail W. Roundbunch and Hwy 408) in BC. If found, call Sonja at technicians. Room or booth 409-782-7646. rental – $75 per week. Have
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king bed set; $70; 1 antique Singer sewing machine, mint cond., $140; 1 black & silver queen head board, $35, (409) 499-2128.
Call 735-5305 • Penny Record Office: 333 West Roundbunch, Bridge City • County Record Office: 320 Henrietta, Orange Note: Offices Closed On Wednesday
SERVICES WOULD LOVE TO SIT with Elderly, light house work, lifelong resident, reasonable rates, (409) 313-0857. (2/29)
HOUSEKEEPING SERVICES, can’t afford to keep feeding homes and offices, weekly - bi them, free to good homes, (409) weekly or monthly, 20+ years 988-9472. experience, references, (409) 719-6724. (2/29) PUBLIC NOTICES: PETS & LIVESTOCK RESCUE DOGS, spayed & neutered, needing good homes. Pet food donations welcome. (409) 746-9502.
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Help Wanted Part-time CASA case-manager position (3 days per wk.) Must be self-starter; very computer literate; family law legal expertise a plus; dependable transportation; good PR; Salary DOE. Call 1-877-586-6548 or 781-3724; send resume to email@example.com W/ return e-mail address, so application can be sent. Go to www.advocates-4children-inc.org to learn about CASA & get application. Office: 886-2272
FREE LAB MIX PUPPIES. GOLDEN TRIANGLE Already wormed. Call 409-313TOUGHLOVE is a self help par0510. ents support group for parents of children displaying unacLAB/PIT MIX, 8M old, spayed ceptable behavior. Meets every female, on heart worm prev., Tues. at 7 pm. at Immaculate free to good home, (409) 746Conception education building, 9502. 4100 Lincoln (corner of Lincoln & Washington) in Groves. For PUPPIES! I have 7, mixed more information call 962-0480. breeds (some Lab looking),
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CRISIS CENTER. Rape and crisis center of S.E. Texas needs volunteer advocares to provide direct services to survivors of sexual assault in a medical setting. Comprehensive training is provided, Anyone interested should contact the Crisis Center at (409) 832-6530.
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AL-ANON MEETS ON Wednesday & Sunday at 7 p.m. 1512 Strickland Dr., Orange, call (409) 779-4289 or Cindy @ 994-5503 for details.
AT. ST. PAUL UNITED METHODIST you can experience the warmth of friendly people, beautiful music, and inspiring sermons. Join us at 1155 W. Roundbunch Rd., BC each Sunday at 8:15 AM or 10:45 AM for worship experience at 9:30 AM for Sunday School. You’ll be glad you came, and so will we!
Homes, ofﬁces, new construction, make readys, windows, carpet, etc. One time, weekly, monthly. All cleaning supplies provided, honest, dependable, 32 years experience. Free Estimates (409) 313-6223.
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JOHNSON PAINT SERVICE Interior and exterior painting, stain and ﬁnish, stamp and drag, etc. 30 years experience, Locally owned and operated, no job to big or too small. Top quality work at competitive prices! Free Estimates! (409) 313-6223.
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Musical Family Day at the Stark Museum on Feb. 25 The Stark Museum of Art, 712 Green Avenue in Orange, invites families to Musical Family Day from 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday, February 25. Attendance is free and all ages are welcome. Musical Family Day will celebrate the intersection between music and the visual arts. Children can participate in a scavenger hunt for musical instruments in the paintings on display in the galleries to win a prize. Visitors will have the opportunity to create their own unique musical instrument and to play music. Families can join in a game of freeze dance, read a story together and enjoy complimentary refreshments. A highlight of Musical Family Day will be the participation of Tonalta School of Music. A variety of student bands from the music school will play in the museum throughout the event. In addition, Tonalta teachers will lead interactive dem-
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1bd/1ba, FULLY FURNISHED, All appliances included, plus w&d. No utilities paid. $650/mo. $500 dep. Call Christine: 886-7776 or 779-6580.
onstrations of musical instruments such as a drum kit, congas and bongos, a keyboard, guitars and bass guitars. Located in Port Neches, Tonalta School of Music is regarded as the area’s premier music school. Amelia Wiggins, educator, Public Programs, welcomes the public, saying, “We invite families to come to Musical Family Day to dance, listen to music, create, and look at art together.” Wiggins reminds families that all ages are welcome, but children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Visitors will also have the opportunity to view the newly opened special exhibitionFrom Russia: Fechin and Gaspard in the Southwest. This exhibition explores the art of Nicolai Fechin and Leo Gaspard, two Russian artists who settled in the American Southwest. The exhibition includes an interactive education area. From Russia will be on view through June 2.
LOOKING FOR LODGING Groves area, call Bill at (409) 55 YR. OLD MALE, retired, 313-1873. secure monthly income, seeking room - RV - Apt. rental or roomAPARTMENTS mate in Bridge City, P.Neches, THE VILLAS AT COW Bayou
Large Apt. in Orange 2bd/1ba, ceiling fans, hardwood floors, living & dinning, All appliances included, plus w&d. No utilities paid. $640/mo. & $500 dep. Call Christine at: 886-7776 or 779-6580. 719 Front St. Orange TX 77630
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located at 3650 Fish Hook in Bridge City, now has 1$2 bedroom openings! Enjoy comfortable living in a quiet, secluded surrounding. Located in the Bridge City School District with convenient access to Orange, Port Arthur and Mid-County areas, we are close to all area refineries! Covered parking, washer/dryer connections are provided. We supply your City of Bridge City water, trash & sewer! Please call today and ask about our move-in special!
Move-in by January 31st, 2012 and we will take $250.00 off of your first month! Call to make an appointment for your personal tour! 409-988-5754.
Young musicians from the Tonalta School of Music will play at Family Day.
we are close to all area refineries. Garage/Covered parking, washer/dryer connections are provided. We supply water, trash & sewer! Please call today for your personal tour! 409-988DOUGLAS OAKS LOCATED 5754. at 604 Douglas Street in Bridge City, now has 1&2 bedroom BC BRICK DUPLEX APT., opening. Enjoy comfortable liv- 2/1/1, CA/H, W/D hookups, in ing in a quiet, secluded sur- quiet residential neighborhood, rounding. Located in Bridge ideal for 1 or 2 persons, No City school district with conve- Pets, $625 monthly + $400 nient access to Orange, Port dep., application required, (409) Arthur and Mid-County areas, 728-8995.
GARAGE SALES SAT., 4905 WESTMORE AVE, ORANGE, 6:30 til noon. Men’s - women’s - juniors and children’s clothes of all sizes, toys, ganes, books, Hope to see you there! SAT., 497 E. SUSAN, BC/ORG., off Hy 1442, 8 till noon. Scrap book, paper cutter, stichers, storage cases, misc. SAT., 5155 WOODLAND CIRCLE, BridgeField Estates. 8 a.m. Rain or Shine! Small household appliances, ice maker, never used black privacy windows for home. Bikes, toys, Barbie battery operated jeep. Nice maternity and children’s clothing. Kids recliners and Wilton character cake pans. Much more and priced to go! SAT., 2378 FM 3247, OFF ECHO ON ELMIRA, 7 a.m. Multi Family garage sale. Adult & children’s clothes, books, toys, household items. SAT. 525 S HWY 87, ORANGE. 8-11am. Rain or shine! Collectibles, antiques, furniture, books, toys, household items.
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745 ADAM CIRCLE: Very nice lot to build your new home, at a NEW great price $8,900 (93’x160’)! Located in Tyler Estates, a quiet restricted neighMOBILE HOME RENTALS borhood in BCISD. 35ft drainage easement on left side. Call BC AREA , as little as $30 daily Libby Mitchell at REGENCY for rooms, M.H.’s by day or Real Estate 724-MOVE (6683) week, starting at $30 a day or for more information today! weekly, 735-8801 or 734-7771. THE VILLAGE AND HWY 12, MAURICEVILLE, (cctfn) SOUTHERN OAKS 10 acre tracts, livestock and IN BRIDGE CITY ARE ‘06, 2/2 & 2/1 IN OFISD, 1 block Mobiles OK, some commercial OFFERING A from schools, Large lot, W./D tracts with Hwy frontage, MMUD NOW LEASING hookups, No Pets, $425 & $400 water and sewer available, monthly + dep., (409) 720-8699 WOODRIDGE LAND, (409) newly constructed 1/1 apart- or 735-6701. (2/15) 745-1115. ments, 800 sq. ft. of beautiful living space. Features include, 780 ADAM CIRCLE: Very nice HOME SALES dishwasher, washer and dryer corner lot to build your new (full size), garbage disposal, 4/2/2 IN LCMISD, 1717 home, at a NEW great price built-in microwave. Huge walk- Greenbriar ave., screened in $16,900 (100’x160x’)! Located in closets, garden tub, designer patio, corner lot, $95,000, (409) in Tyler Estates, a quiet restrictceiling fans, ceramic tile, plush 883-8389. ed neighborhood in BCISD. Call carpet, antique bronze fixtures Libby Mitchell at REGENCY and much more! $725 Monthly CUTE 2/1/1 IN ORANGE,1,059 Real Estate 724-MOVE (6683) W/ $500 deposit,, please call sq. ft. home, fully furnished, for more information today! for more info at (409) 735-7696 nice covered patio to relax on, or 474-9731, or stop by 245 fully fenced back yard w/ out 23 ACRES, wooded, quiet, liveTenney St., Bridge City. building, Re/Max Platinum (409) stock & mobiles OK, LCMISD, 738-3000, call Jackie Crow at MMUD water & sewer available, COMMERCIAL (409) 920-2238 for more infor- WOODRIDGE LAND, (409) 745-1115. mation. AUTOMOTIVE BUILDING on Border st., Orange, Re/Max NICE 4/2/2 IN BRIDGE CITY, LOT 17 FRONTIER DR: Build Platinum (409) 738-3000, call 1,390 sq. ft. home, fully fenced, your dream home on 1.4 Jackie Crow at (409) 920-2238 acreage size is .685. Re/Max (150’x416’) acres located in for more information. Platinum (409) 738-3000, call Colonial Estates in BCISD at Jackie Crow at (409) 920-2238 a NEW great price of $39,900! COMMERCIAL SUITES FOR for more information. Call Libby Mitchell at REGENCY LEASE in Concord Physicians Real Estate 724-MOVE (6683) Bldg. Call 409-882-0696 3/2 PORT ARTHUR HOME, for more information today! 2,200 sq. ft., formal living & HOME RENTALS dining rooms, utility rm., kitchen QUAIL TRAILS 3, LCMISD, has 10’ breakfast bar, bonus 3.735 acres, ready to move on, 2/1/1 IN BCISD, Lg. fenced room off kitchen, lots of stor- MSUD water and sewer, mobiles back yard, all kitchen applianc- age, security system, home sits and horses OK, WOODRIDGE es, W/D hookups (gas or elec.), on a 100’ x 300’ lot, fenced LAND, (409) 745-1115. (2/29) CA/H, wood & tile floors, $750 back yard, No Owner Finance, monthly + $600 dep., (409) 735- $75,000, call (409) 720-9463 for AUTOMOBILES 3281 or 553-1929. more info. ‘68 FORD MUSTANG. GT BRICK 3/1 W/ LG. YARD, VISD, BEAUTIFUL 4/4/3 with over Fastback, Automatic, runs Orangefield area, 2061 Liston 3992SF and now priced and drives well, Price $6950, Rd., $750 monthly + $500 dep., well below appraisal at just for details mail me at steph(409) 882-4706. (2/22) $349,900! Exquisite custom firstname.lastname@example.org / 512-782built home featuring grand 4586. ORANGE 2/1, convenient cathedral ceilings and hand cut ‘98 FORD TAURUS: motor, to Walmart, $450 monthly, specialty hardwoods through- 3.0 V-6, asking $350 OBO; (409)738-2883. (2/29) out including black cherry, black Whole car, $500, for more walnut and solid oak. Enjoy your info call (409) 221-9996. BRIDGE CITY 4/2 on 1 acre, own loft library, private office w/ built-in safe, stately formal ‘06 SUBARU LEGACY dining, spacious family room (OUTBACK), silver, 58K miles, 4 dr., excellent cond. with fireplace and gorgeous views from the kitchen window. except one tiny dent on Outside city limits for lower Dr. side back behind door, taxes! BCISD rated Exemplary. 1 owner, always kept in garage, heated front seats, Situated on almost two tree elec. w/seats, side shields shaded acres. Call Libby on side windows. $14,000 Mitchell at REGENCY Real OBO, (614) 483-8075. Estate 724-MOVE (6683) for Sand Blasting your personal tour today! (2/29) BOATS WEST ORANGE 2/1, 1411B Milam, all elec., water paid, HUD accepted, $550 monthly + dep., (409) 553-3415. (3/6)
• Trailers • Furniture • etc. No Job Too Small ~ Or Too large! (409) 745-1420 or 540-8362
LAND & LOTS OVER AN ACRE, VICTORY Gardens, nice quiet neighborhood, water and electric ready, cement dr., perfect homesite, $28,000 OBO, Call Mike @ (409) 735-7680.
‘96 BAYLINER, 18.5’, 120 Force outboard, runs perfect, new drive rod, 75 hours, needs a little cleaning, $2,500, (409) 553-3332.
430 HOLLY ST., BC, lots 28 29 - 25’ of 27 and 15’ of 30, $30,000, water and sewer tap paid; 450 Holly, 1 bedrm. house, zone B, buy ALL for $50,000, No Owner Finance, (409)735-5041.
HONDA REBEL 250, runs good, with extra parts bike, $1,200 takes all, (409) 221-7126.
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CA/H, all brand new, totally remodeled, 1,90 sq, ft., fenced yard, $1,300 monthly + dep., (409) 363-4165. (2/29)
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of LLOYD WAYNE BARROW, Deceased, were issued on February 15, 2011, in Cause No. P16019, pending in the County Court at Law of ORANGE County, Texas, to: AMANDA GAIL BARROW DILLE. 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. AMANDA GAIL BARROW DILLE c/o: JOE D. ALFORD Attorney at Law 105 S. Market Street Orange, Texas 77630 DATED the 18th day of February, 2011
Joe D. Alford
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‘T R U C K S & VA N S ‘92 CHEVROLET P.U., auto, 350 V-8, runs good, $1,295, BEAUTIFUL LOTS LOCATED (409) 594-8293. IN DESIRABLE AREA OF FINE HOMES! Regal Pointe offers ‘'85 CHEVY C-10, V-8, LWB, underground utilities, decora- A/C, C. player, auto trans., PS/B, tive street lights, profession- good motor, no oil leakage, real ally landscaped boulevard , city workhorse, $3,000 OBO, ask for water & sewer, BCISD & no Ruth @ (409) 735-7353 city taxes! Regularly priced at $32-35K , RIGHT NOW SAVE ‘82 DODGE PU., brown, 93k 25% ON ANY LOT THRU March miles, nice camper on it, extra 31st!. Call REGENCY Real nice, no rust, asking $2,000, (409) 886-2978.
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‘08 DODGE DAKOTA, 4 dr., V-6, very clean, low miles, $17,500 OBO, call Ray @ (409) 745-4059. ‘06 FORD F-250, Turbo Diesel, crew cab, 146K mi;es, new tires, A/C works, Auto matic, PW/L, $13,500 OBO, (409) 7353782 or 363-0330. CUSTOM RIMS, 15”, off ‘86 Camero, $300, (409) 883-4992 or 221-4610.
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