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derson died last week and the court was to begin a search to fill the vacancy. County Judge Carl Thibodeaux, however, opted to delay the action for one week so further research could be completed. Mike James of the Road & Bridge Department, mean-
while, was named as temporary county road administrator in the absence of a road engineer. Commissioners also approved adding $5 an hour to James’ current salary during this period. Vidor resident David Duncan went before the court re-
garding a flood damage prevention order for his residence at 830 Ashford St. Duncan said he was planning to build a shed in his backyard. His permit, however, was revoked and he discovered his property is located in the Caney Creek floodway.
Electric bills to fall Murder solved by roomful of detectives nearly $33 The Orange County Commissioners’ Court held off hiring a new county engineer at their meeting Monday afternoon. County engineer Les An-
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Customers of Entergy Texas, Inc. will be paying much less for electricity beginning March 1. The company’s recently announced fuel refund for the months of March, April and May will now combine with a dramatically lower fixed fuel factor, driving down the average 1,000 kilowatt-hour residential springtime bill to $81.28, a drop of almost $33. Even after the fuel refund ends in May, the lower fuel factor will remain in place through August, offering customers a respite from the high bills typically associated with the hot Southeast Texas summer. “The amount we pay for fuel to generate electricity is continuing to decline,” explained Joe Domino, president and chief executive officer, Entergy Texas, Inc. “This means we can pass these savings along to our customers during a time of year when electricity bills are normally on their way up.” Earlier this month, customers learned that they would share in a $67 million refund that would knock $21.70 per month off the average 1,000 kilowatthour bill during the months of March, April and May. That was before a new fixed fuel factor was decided. The factor is set twice a year and remains on bills for six months at a time. The new factor, based on market prices of fuel for ELECTRIC SEE PAGE 2A
A longtime director was murdered Saturday night in Hollywood and everyone was a subject. Whodunnit? Was it the director’s jealous wife? His jealous mistress? The mobster’s girlfriend? A dark and mysterious unknown actress? Or was it the young, eager actress who had the role and then bitterly lost it? Fortunately the perpetrator of this dastardly deed didn’t get very far with the help of some keen detectives. Who killed the director? That was the plot for a fun evening of the second annual mystery dinner theatre, hosted by the Bridge City-Orangefield Chamber of Commerce Saturday night at the Bridge City Community Center. The center was transformed into Hollywood. Many of the audience members, in fact, dressed as their favorite actors, actresses or movie characters for the sold-out show. Some won prizes for best dressed too. The play was hilarious from the start. Dim-witted actor Sylvester Stragone (played by Eric Andrus) delivered the laughs early with his awful acting skills. Bobby Vincent as the director, Cecil B. DePill, was consistently funny throughout the show as well as Elise Thibodeaux as Helen Blazes, Angela Thames as Lucinda DePill, and Brian Hudson as Gus Gambino and Marcy Messer-Hudson as Florence Fredericci, also drew big laughs. Adrian Coletti-Plat, playing dual roles of Eve Truehart and Sybil Monstrose, gave a solid presence through the show and showed her range as an actress. Other cast members, Paul
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Pictured are (l to r) front row: Elise Thibodeaux as Helen Blazes, Marcy Messer-Hudson as Florence Fredericci, director Lynae Sanford, Brandy Slaughter as Wilma Westrum and Angela Thames as Lucinda DePill. Top row (l to r) Bobby Vincent as Cecil B. DePill, Brian Hudson as Gus Gambino, Aaron Dunbar as Barney Babcock, Eric Andrus as Sylvester Stragone, Trey Tomplait as Max Fishman and Alex Edgerly as Paul Provost.
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On March 1, 2012, the seventh class of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office Citizen’s Sheriff Academy will graduate. After a short hiatus, Sheriff Keith Merritt decided to bring the academy back to the citizens of Orange County. The purpose of the Citizen’s Sheriff Academy is to improve Sheriff’s Office-community relations. The program will offer the Orange County Sheriff’s Office the opportunity to show the public the selection and training process that applicants must go through, the continued training requirements, operation procedures and tactics, and the efforts to provide a professional level of law enforcement to the citizens the office serves. Citizens
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A sordid love triangle involving the director, the director’s wife, and her lover in Who Killed the Director? From left, Angela Thames as Lucinda DePill, Bobby Vincent as director Cecil B. DePill and Aaron Dunbar as Barney Babcock, the lover. RECORD PHOTO: David Ball
Citizens graduate from Sheriff Academy Mike Louviere
Additionally, 16 houses and the water treatment plant are in the floodway. Duncan added he can’t renew his flood ANDERSON insurance because he’s situated in a floodway. His lien holder also requires he have flood insurance. “I don’t know where to go,” he said. Thibodeaux replied if flood insurance is refused for Duncan, FEMA will have to do it for the entire street. County attorney Douglas Manning said no-rise certification was required for the neighborhood as early as 1987. The neighborhood was platted in 1990 and none of the other homes there obtained a no-rise certification or a flood permit afterward. FEMA’s website defines norise certification for floodways as: Any project in a floodway
enrolling in the academy can gain a better understanding of the criminal justice system and law enforcement administrators can gain a better understanding of citizen’s concerns and their perception of law enforcement. Sessions of the academy last for six weeks. They meet twice a week for two to three hour sessions and cover a variety of topics. The academy sessions start with a complete overview of the sheriff’s office and a tour of the office. Topics then branch out from an overview of the criminal justice program to a session at the firing range. Each session is conducted by a person that is an expert in the field of discussion. In the current academy session giving the overview of the criminal SHERIFF ACADEMY PAGE 3A
Lt. Tom Ray at the OCSO Citizens Academy discussing “Deadly Force.” RECORD PHOTO: Mike Louviere
It was a day of education Saturday, at the Orange Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Black History Month Program. It was held at the Joe Ware Plaza on W. Park Street in Orange, following a parade. The program was opened with singing of “Lift Every Voice.” “What if there were no black folk,” a children’s story told by Vinnie Mathews Hunter, was not only entertaining, but very educational to many present. According to the tale, black inventors and innovators are responsible for many everyday items we take for granted including the ironing board, combs, brushes, dust pans, mops, light bulb filaments, clothes dryers, the pencil sharpener, fountain pens, typewriters, lawn mowers, refrigerators, car parts, traffic signals, the furnace, air conditioners, trolleys and more. Marie Sanders claimed her voice was hoarse, but it was not apparent in her rousing, heartfelt rendition of Kumbayah. Several local churches participated in Black History research presentations. Each church gave brief five minute presentations on the history of many notable black citizens that have contributed to the advancement of life in America. Presentations were hosted by Kingdom Fellowship Tabernacle Church, Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, El Bethel Baptist Church, Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Sixth Street Community Church, Salem United Methodist Church, St. Paul Baptist Church and St. Paul BLACK HISTORY PAGE 2A
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Electric bills to drop the first 10 days of February, has been set at $30.73, a decrease of $10.94 from the last time the factor was set in August 2011. The new lower price will be reflected on bills in March and will remain in place until September. During the spring months, the refund and the new, lower fixed fuel factor combine to lower bills by a total of $32.64. When the refund ends in May, the average residential bill will total $102.98 through August. Entergy Texas, Inc. delivers electricity to more than 400,000 customers in 27 coun-
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County Business must be reviewed to determine if the project will increase flood heights. An engineering analysis must be conducted before a permit can be issued. The community’s permit file must have a record of the results of this analysis, which can be in the form of a No-rise Certification. This No-rise Certification must be supported by technical data and signed by a registered professional engineer. The supporting technical data should be based on the standard stepbackwater computer model used to develop the 100-year floodway shown on the Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) or Flood Boundary and Floodway Map (FBFM). Manning explained according to FEMA plats, no-rise structures can be built in a floodway without the certification. He added the certifications weren’t strictly enforced by the agency until Hurricane Ike. “They (FEMA) still have to
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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.
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enforce no-rise certificates. It’s difficult to obtain the permits because property owners can’t create any rise,” Manning said. Manning continued, saying the county passed the norise certification because they had to, but they need to clarify their understanding with FEMA. Likewise, all 16 owners need to sign a Letter of Map Revision. A Letter of Map Revision (LOMR) is FEMA’s modification to an effective Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM), or Flood Boundary and Floodway Map (FBFM), or both. LOMRs are generally based on the implementation of physical measures that affect the hydrologic or hydraulic characteristics of a flooding source and thus result in the modification of the existing regulatory floodway, the effective Base Flood Elevations (BFEs), or the Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA). The LOMR officially
revises the Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) or Flood Boundary and Floodway Map (FBFM), and sometimes the Flood Insurance Study (FIS) report, and when appropriate, includes a description of the modifications. The LOMR is generally accompanied by an annotated copy of the affected portions of the FIRM, FBFM, or FIS report. Duncan said in recent years much dirt has been pour in the neighborhood, raising the elevation an additional four to five feet in height. Jeff Kelley, emergency management coordinator, advised the court FEMA has conducted buy-outs such as on Ashford Street across the nation. Thibodeaux concluded the discussion by saying Orange County and FEMA will conduct a public hearing at 2 p.m. on Thursday in the commissioners’ courtroom to discuss matters. FEMA will also produce a new map of the area and Thibodeaux said they can work on this issue at a future workshop.
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Missionary Baptist Church. Dr. Jackie Mayfield, the interim president of the NAACP, gave a recap of Black History Research and explained the importance of educating children on their history by local people because of a lack of representation in state education of black contributions. Addie Allen, an Orange candidate for the U.S. Senate spoke on the importance of voter awareness and the delays this year in the primary due to the legal battle over redistricting. She also made voters aware of the new requirement of presenting photo identification such as a state driver’s license or Texas ID card to vote. Allen encouraged, too, those 17 and-a-half or older to register now to be eligible to vote in the November election.
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“Back & Stronger than Ever” Winners of the Orangefield High School District Finals of the 2012 Miriam Lutcher Stark Contest in Reading and Declamation. From L-R: First place in declamation - Haley Permenter, second place in declamation - Kirby Clayton; first place in interpretive reading - Kirsten Wofford, second place in interpretive reading - Kathryn Petry.
OFHS students win Stark Reading Contest Staff Report For The Record
The Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation congratulates the students of Orangefield High School that participated in the Miriam Lutcher Stark Contest in Reading and Declamation. On Thursday, February 16, 2012, students took part in the local level contest at the Orangefield Elementary campus. In declamation, Haley Permenter took first place with Declaration of Conscience by Margaret Chase Smith, and in interpretive reading, Kirsten Wofford won first place with her interpretation of Katherine Mansfield’s The Singing Lesson. Second place went to Kirby Clayton and Kathryn Petry in declamation and interpretive reading, respectively, and they receive $1,500 in scholarships for
their efforts. In addition, all participating students received a certificate for competing in the contest from Orangefield High School principle Shaun McAlpine. The two first place winners, Permenter and Wofford receive $2,000 in scholarships and will go on to compete in the County Final contest at the Lutcher Theater on April 29. The aim of the Stark Reading Contest is to enhance the literary and forensic quality and skills of the students. The Contest has continued annually since its inception in 1904 and offers educational opportunities and experiences for students at Orange County public schools. The Miriam Lutcher Stark Contest in Reading and Declamation is sponsored by the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation as part of its continuing mission to enrich the community and encourage education.
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Sheriff Academy From Page 1 justice system, the facilitator was Orange County District Attorney John Kimbrough. The three discussions in the session held Thursday, February 23, were based on Emergency Management, Traffic Laws & DWI, and Use of Deadly Force. The Emergency Management discussion was led by Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator Franklin Walters. Walters gave an overview of the system in place for Orange County. The emergency management system for the county has to be ready to handle any type of emergency situation or disaster that could occur. One airplane crash at the airport for example, was slightly humorous. It was caused by a hog that had gotten loose and rutted on a runway. As a plane was landing, one of its wheels went into the rut, causing the plant to ground loop. There were no serious injuries, but there was damage to the plane and to the runway. On a more serious note, the county emergency management team has to constantly monitor weather conditions and be ready for the numerous types of weather-related situations that occur here. It can be a flood on the rivers or a major hurricane. With the abundance of chemical plants in the area there is the danger of an industrial emission that could be dangerous to the public. The county needs plans in place to inform the citizens of the situation and tell them where to go to shelter if they need to evacuate or give instructions to shelter in place. Emergency management for Orange County is a complex and ongoing situation, he said, and the county has the ability to obtain and pass along real time information should any natural or manmade situation occur. Sgt. Richard Howard of the Texas Department of Public Safety began his presentation with information on child safety in a vehicle. The law states that any child under the age of 8 years of age and less than 4 feet, 9 inches in height must be in a safety seat and the seat tied into the vehicle. “We had a situation where a child was in the front seat of a car and was in a child safety seat, but the seat was not belted into the vehicle,” Howard said. “The driver rear-ended a tank truck and the child in the seat went through the windshield, into the back of the truck and was killed. The child may have been injured, but would have lived through the crash if it had been belted in properly.” Residents wishing to have a child-restraining seat installed by the DPS or wanting to have the installation checked by the DPS may call 409-924-5400 and make an appointment with Trooper Stephanie Davis. She is trained in the use of child seats by the DPS. The law regarding passing school buses is if the bus is on a four lane road and there is a
turning lane, then traffic going in both directions must stop. If the highway has a concrete divider, then traffic meeting the bus may continue to move but more carefully. “Even with all the ongoing construction on I-10, the speed limit has been raised to 75 miles per hour. We will be monitoring carefully the speed and traffic patterns on I-10. The road and bridge construction in the Neches River Bridge area is expected to last for three and one-half years. We ask that you all drive carefully in that area through the construction period,” said Howard. Howard also gave an overview of the laws regarding DWI and related that overuse of prescription drugs is becoming a bigger problem every day. Drivers on all area roads need to be aware of other drivers and watch and drive safely. When an officer has to confront a person in any situation — from a simple traffic stop to an armed encounter — deadly force may be needed. Lieutenant Tom Ray of the OCSO said, however, deadly force is also the most complicated situation an officer will encounter. “Every situation we encounter is different. There is nothing normal, ever,” Ray said. “We have to be ready for anything at anytime. There is also no legal definition of deadly force. We have to use whatever force is necessary to make an arrest. “If a problem occurs, then because there is no legal definition of legal force, a judge and jury will have to decide if what was done was proper. We have to act and have to make the decision on the spot at the time things happen,” Ray said. Ray said naturally shooting someone can be deadly force, but so can be the use of a taser, hitting someone with a baton, or grabbing someone by the arm. What to do and when to do it, the decision has to be made at the time and often in a very short period of time. Today’s law enforcement officer has to be highly trained, professional, dedicated, and above all level-headed, he continued. The Citizen’s Academy describes itself as a tool of the OCSO to inform the public about the decisions the officers have to make every day on the job. It is also a way to demonstrate how the officers are trained and to show the tools at their disposal to help them do their jobs. The citizens who will complete this six week program have learned that the OCSO is very professional and dedicated to providing the highest degree of law enforcement. The OCSO has gained a little insight into the concerns of a group of its citizens. The learning has been mutual. For information about how to apply to the Sheriff’s Citizen’s Academy, call the OCSO at 883-2612
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Murder solved From Page 1 Provost as producer Alex Edgerly, Aaron Dunbar as Barney Babcock, Trey Tomplait as agent Max Fishman, and Brandy Slaughter as assistant Wilma Westrum were good supporting actors. Real director, Lynae Sanford, should be commended for bringing out the talent of these local actors. The cast gave her a director’s chair
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From the Creaux’s Nest RECALLING THE PAST, 19 YEARS AGO On Feb. 28, 1993, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (BATF) RAIDED Mount Carmel. The raid resulted in the deaths of four agents and six Dividians. Shortly after the initial raid, the FBI HRT (Hostage Rescue Team) took command of the federal operation, since FBI has jurisdiction over incidents involving the deaths of federal agents. Contact was established with David Koresh inside the compound. Communication over the next 51 days included telephone exchanges with various FBI negotiators. As the standoff continued, Koresh, who was seriously injured by a gunshot wound, along with his closest male leaders, negotiated delays, possibly so he could write religious documents he said he needed to complete before he surrendered. His conversations with the negotiators were dense with biblical imagery. The federal negotiators treated the situation as a hostage crisis despite a two-hour video tape sent out by the Davidians in which the adults and older children/teens appeared to explain clearly and confidently why they chose, of their own free will, to remain with Koresh, whose real name was Vernon Howell. The 51-day siege of Mount Carmel came to a fiery end on April 19, 1993, when U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno ordered the take over of the compound. Everyone perished in the blaze. Quite by accident I ran into the above situation, just out of Waco, as I was coming from Dallas where I had flown to pick up a car. I’m sure many of you will recall the incident of the Davidians and Mount Carmel.*****I’ve got to move on. I hope you will come along. I promise it won’t do you no harm. AMERICAN VOTERS PREFER SUNNY CONTENDERS As I sit here in the early morning of Election Day in Michigan and Arizona, I have no way of knowing who will win. If Mitt Romney doesn’t win his home state he’s doomed. Meanwhile, Obama’s team is hoping for a Rick Santorum win. Odds are that Obama will win in November against either Republican candidate but Santorum would be a disaster to GOP down ballot candidates. The Obama forces figure they would pick up seats from the Courthouse to the Capitol but most importantly would be the congressional seats. If Santorum wins the nomination history says he would still fare poorly in November. In the General Elections, the angrier candidate almost always loses. Americans prefer presidents who present themselves as cheerful and even tempered. In the past 80 years, though 20 election cycles, over three generations, voters consistently selected sunny presidential candidates and rejected those who relied on anger and indignation. Example: Barry Goldwater, in 1954, George McGovern, 1972, Tom Dewey, 1944-1948, Michael Dukakis in 1988, Bob Dole, 1996 and John Kerry in 2004 who came across as gloomy and negative. John McCain, with his reputation for an explosive temper stood little chance against the cool Obama. The force of personality would doom Santorum. In choosing presidents the American people instinctively rally to “Happy Warriors.” Unfortunately for Rick Santorum, negative, grumpy warriors stand little chance. Romney is still odds on favorite to win the GOP nomination but if he loses Michigan, the odds would change. March 3 is the Washington State caucus where Ron Paul is expected to do well. Newt Gingrich is betting his hopes on Super Tuesday, March 6, which includes Alaska, Georgia, Idaho, Massachusetts, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia and Wyoming. Texas will not be in on Super Tuesday but some predict the nomination may not be settled by May 29. Others say it will go all the way to the convention. Point of interest, regardless of the GOP winner in Michigan, President Obama is favored to win the state in November by 20 points. SERVICE FOR LES ANDERSON FRIDAY Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 2, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange for Lester “Les” Anderson Jr., age 66, died Feb. 22 at his home. Visitation will be Thursday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Les died unexpectedly last Wednesday. He had gone home Tuesday because he felt ill. Judge Derry Dunn ordered an autopsy. He was found on the floor and is expected to have died from a heart attack. Les came to Bridge City in 1991 as city engineer and then became Orange County surveyor. In 1998, he became the Orange County engineer and served in that position until his death. Our condolences to wife Debbie, mother Ruby, sons Russel and Michael and their families. May he rest in peace. Please see obit. TURNING BACK THE HANDS OF TIME 10 Years Ago-2002 Charles Leblanc, age 43, of Vidor, is in the county jail on $200,000 bond for the murder of Carolyn Walston, 39. Henry Willis, also of Vidor, is under investigation. He told authorities he helped Leblanc dump Walston’s body in Cow Bayou near Orangefield.*****Ron Sigler joins the race for Orange mayor opposing Essie Bellfield, former mayor.*****Robert Montagne to retire as Orangefield superintendent. Mike Gentry, assistant superintendent and
Phillip Welch, elementary school principle have been interviewed for the job.*****James Conway, Bridge City head football coach, announced he will retire from BCISD. His last day at the school will be June 30. The Conway’s, James and Robin, said they will return home to Shelby County. Conway said “It will feel weird during football season and I’ll probably attend all the games in my area and wish I was on the field,” Conway said. (Editor’s note: I remember how strange his leaving was. He had a good program in Bridge City and led the team to a district title and a 9-3 record. Bridge City had dropped from 4-A to 3-A when Conway replaced Les Johnson, who had built up a great football program.)*****In September, President George W. Bush had announced that Osama bin Laden was our primary target, “Dead or Alive.” Six months later he and Mulliah Omar are still standing. (Editor’s note: The two avoided capture or killing for over 10 years until U.S. Navy Seals, under the direction of President Obama, killed Bin Laden in Pakistan, Omar has also been killed.)*****Snappy’s Express Mart, at Hwy. 105 and Hwy. 87, sold the winning Lotto Cash 5 Quick Pick ticket worth $59,603. The winner remains anonymous.*****Bridge City native Bryan Frazier received his law degree and hung his shingle up at Joe Alford’s law office. (Editor’s note: What became of that young lawyer? I remember he was a step-brother of Shane Dronett, NFL football star now deceased.)*****Jerry Wimberly celebrated his birthday with the Wednesday Lunch Bunch. Sharon and Cheryl, lovely waitresses, did their upbeat rendition of Happy Birthday.*****Justin Shuff, son of Jennifer and Judge Mike Shuff, is now a freshman at U.T. His favorite reading is “The Creaux’s Nest” column in this paper. (Editor’s note; Ten years later, I wonder what Justin is doing? Judge Mike is retired and doing a lot of nutten.)*****Tyler Bearden has picked one of Bridge City’s true beauties to be his bride. He and Ashley Roy, daughter of Carlis and Brad Roy, will wed on June 15.*****Jason Mathews, NFL football star, married to Kim Roy, will be inducted into the Museum of the Gulf Coast on March 3. The Mathews have a new baby, Baylee Noel.*****Marilou and Donald Gunn celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary.*****Sharon and Liz Bearden tied the knot. The newlyweds held their big reception at Wayne Peveto’s famous barn. James Claybar, with the help of Bearden, prepared the great food. Jerry Molley furnished the music.*****Actress Liz Taylor turns 70 years old.
Awards Sunday night. The belief was that the actor battle was between Brad Pitt and George Clooney. They were smoked by actor Jean Dujardin for his non-speaking part in “The Artist” a modern day silent film about the struggles of a 1920’s actor to adapt to the new world of talkies. The French took over the night with “The Artist” taking five Oscars, including awards for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor. Even the local Cajuns were celebrating. *****Meryl Streep was named “Best Actress,” 82-year-old Christopher Plummer, the oldest actor to ever receive an Oscar, won “Best Supporting Actor,” and Octavia Spencer, “Best Supporting Actress.” Billy Crystal hosted for the ninth time. He wasn’t exactly at his best but Crystal at his worse is still one of the best.*****Folks we know who are celebrating their special day. Johnny Dubose’s son, Logan, a youngster we’ve known since his diapers days will be a year older Feb. 29. Since he has been able to read, he has been a fan of The Record Newspaper. Logan is not your typical youngster. He has more energy than most. A trait he probably picked up from grandfather John Dubose, the commissioner.*****Happy birthday on March 3, to Franklin Scales. If you ever want to know the history of Orangefield and many of it’s characters, Franklin’s the guy to talk with. Did you know Orangefield once had an airport when the Granger brothers were pilots.*****Former school teacher Carolyn Sheppard celebrates March 4. I believe she and Buddy have moved away since Ike came.***Darrell Evans and Vickie Parish also celebrate on March 4.***Longtime buddy, Coach Sam Moore, who operates “The Zone” baseball academy at Jefferson County Airport, is a year older on March 6. Best wishes to all.*****CREAUX’S TIP OF THE WEEK: Tomato will stain anything but here’s a good tip. Spray your Tupperware with nonstick cooking spray before pouring in tomato based sauces and there won’t be any stains.*****CAJUN DIFINATION: Fricassee: (free kay say) a stew made by browning then removing meat from the pan, making a roux with the pan drippings and then returning meat to simmer in the thick gravy.*****Thanks to Jack Darby we got some of Paw Paw’s famous cracklins and fried peanuts. After eating a few, I’ll make cracklin bread with the rest. Terry Harvey and Burl LaSalle prepare the best cracklins you’ll find in the area. Paw Paw also has other great specialties. They are located on Hwy. 1442, (Roundbunch), and Hwy. 105, next to Burgertown. Tell them you’re a friend of The Record, he might throw in a lagniappe (Lan-Yap).
35 Years Ago-1977 Area head high school football coaches participate in March of Dimes Walkathon. They are Steve McCarty, West Orange-Stark, Andy Griffin, Bridge City, Ed Peveto, Orangefield, Lindney Thompson, Little Cypress-Mauriceville and Cliff Patton, Vidor. *****Muhammad Ali’s movie “The Greatest” will premier in New York May 18-19. In July Ali will fight one of four opponents in Seoul, Korea. The Ali/ Foreman fight will finally take place. *****Kenny Dolly, son of Vera and Gerald Dolly, joins the Army. *****Roy Dunn receives an autographed copy of the “Louisiana Bi-Centennial special limited edition of “The Cajuns” the history and culture of the Cajun people. The gift was from artist George Rodriquez, a famous Louisiana painter. *****Kim Daniels and David Gauthier were crowned Queen and King of the Bridge City coronation. June Nezat and Jerry Bogan were crowned Duchess and Duke.*****Ron and Jean Moreau and Norma Darnell have just returned from the Dallas beauty show. The Moreaus are owners of Ron’s House of Elegance in Bridge City.*****Westlawn Cemetery opens on Old Hwy. 90. Directors are David J. Broussard and Roy Wingate. The cemetery was named after Claiborne West, the first settler on the land.*****Bridge City Police Chief Wilson Roberts is looking to arrest Wayne Morse and Roy Dunn for painting a “Sandford and Son” sign on his pickup truck. Both are said to be hiding.
QUESS WHO SAID IT? “Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital and deserves much the higher consideration.” Think about that during these political times. See who said it in C’EST TOUT.
BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK Logan Dubose, Will Brinson, Kevin Jones, George Cassidy, Jennifer Thomas, John Gooch, Louise Hamilton, Monica Wilson, Robert Foster, Aiyana Bland, Kay Butler, Craig Nugent, Apryl Carter, Tommy Andrus, Brittany Waguespack, Franklin Scales, Lori Bonds, Joan Broussard, Andy Pryor, Donna Sullivan, Carolyn Miller, Vickie Parish, Darrell Evans, Jo Young, Frances Brood, Travis Reeves, Barron Nimitz, Carolyn Sheppard, Cathy Kimbrow, Lenzi Childress, Carolyn Hillsten, Don Bayliss, Pete Powell, Jerry Maldonado, Sam Moore, Trubie Beebe, John Philps, Kristen Rucker, Genevieve Simon and Glyndon Childress. A FEW HAPPENINGS We hear that poet Pearl Burgess is now a great-greatgrandmother. Five generations of girls. Hopefully the new baby girl has the good genes of her 91-year-old great-greatgrandmother. The baby’s great-grandparents are retired teacher Beverly Raymer and husband Jody. Beverly seems much too young and way too pretty to be a great-grandmother. Five generations that started with the Myers family, in Bruner Addition, when twins, Pearl and Earl were born. He’s gone now but Ms. Pearl is still going strong. Best wishes to the new baby for a long, healthy and productive life.*****Back before Bobby Charles died, he recorded, what turned out to be his last album, on his own “Rice and Gravy” label. “Timeless” was dedicated to his friend Fats Domino. Just a few weeks before the album was due to be released Bobby unfortunately died. He kept saying, “I’ve got to get this out, I want to hold it in my hands.” Bobby saw the final design for the album’s artwork but died before its release. Judge Don Burgess loaned us an original release and we appreciate it and have enjoyed listening to it. *****I see where our friend former Mayor Essie Bellfield is running for Orange City Council, Place 3. Essie has a sincere interest in the betterment of the city and when no one stepped up to fill the position, the former mayor signed up to fill the council seat. *****John Ford, 37-year constable of Pct. 3, stopped in last week at Novrozsky’s to visit the folks at the Wednesday Lunch Bunch. He now lives in the Houston area. Present Constable Mark Philpott accompanied him. Ford said he is proud of the job Philpott is doing as his replacement. Other visitors were Lynn T. Arceneaux, who is a candidate for the open Pct. 2 constable seat being vacated by Rob Strause, who is not seeking reelection, also Donna Scales, and husband Jimmy, drainage district director. The Lunch Bunch meets at Robert’s this Wednesday noon then back to Novrozsky’s next week. Everyone is always welcome.*****March 2 is Texas Independence Day. Orange County had a signer of the Declaration of Independence at Washington on the Brazos. Do you know who it was?*****I understand around 120 local folks went on a Carnival cruise out of Galveston. Jackie Callier and his band furnished some of the entertainment on the ship. Everyone had a great time.*****Big surprises at the 84th Academy
CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS Antonio Sabato Jr. will turn 40 on Feb. 29; Ja Rule, 36.*** Justin Bieber, will be 18 on March 1; Harry Balafonte, 85; Ron Howard, 58; and Javier Bardem will b 43.***Jon Bon Jovi will be 50 on March 2; Daniel Craig, 44; Reggie Bush, 27.***Ben Roethlisberger will be 30; Julie Bowen, 42 and Jessica Biel, 30.***Emilio Estefan Jr. will be 59 on March 4; Catherine O’hara, 58; Chaz Bono, 43 and Landon Donovan, 30.***On March 6, Tom Arnold will be 53; Rob Reiner, 65 and Shaquille O’Neal, 40.***On March 7, John Heard turns 67; Wanda Sykes, 48; Rachel Weisz, 41. CAJUN STORY OF THE WEEK Clotele Comeaux and Ella Mae Boudreaux, both widow womens dem, were having coffee one afternoon wen Ella Mae say, “Dat nice man Oris Arceneaux axe me for a date him. I know you went out wit him and I wanted to talk wit you before I give him my answer.” Colette say, “Ella Mae, dat Arceneaux was such a gentlemens him, he brought me some beautiful flowers, even picked me up in a chauffeured limousine to go to da restaurant. Den we went to da movies. He was such a gentlemen him. Den we went back to my house and Arceneaux him, turned into an animal, wild, and crazy. He tore off my new, expensive dress and den had his way wit me.” Ella Mae’s eye got real big and she say, “Good gracious, so you telling me I shouldn’t go out wit dat Arceneaux hanh.” “No Sha,” said Colitile, “Wat I’m saying me, is be sure and wear one of you older dresses.” C’EST TOUT Well, I’ve about come to the end of another column but first just a little more. The first Monday Daytona 500 had a lot of strange turns. Nothing before quite matches what happened in the first primetime running of NASCAR’s premier event. A bizarre crash even by auto racing standards, between Juan Pablo Montoya’s race car and a track jet dryer let an explosion and jet fuel burning that took two hours to clean up. The race didn’t end until 1 a.m. The largest Daytona ever made for a short night for me but I did get in some writing. In the end, car #4, Matt Kenseth won. Dale Earnhardt, Jr., #3 came in second, the #2 car driven by Greg Biffie came in third, car #31, Denny Hamlin was 4th, car #9, Jeff Burton was fifth. Surprisingly Tony Stewart came in 16th and Kyle Busch was 17th. Danica Patrick came in 38th out of 43.*****I was glad to see that we will have a local area candidate for U.S. Congress. Former four term Congressman Nick Lampson hopes to capture the seat Ron Paul has held for 24 years. Twelve Republican candidates are running in District 14. State Rep. Randy Weber, Pearland, is considered the front- runner. He also is one of Rick Perry’s boys on the Texas State University board. When Nick was in office he was very accessible to local citizens.*****It’s getting that time of year if you’re in the market for a tractor. I suggest you see George at David Self Tractor in Buna. I promise you can’t beat his deal. Tell him we sent you.*****The answer to “Guess Who Said It,” is Abe Lincoln.*****We’ve gotta go, thanks for coming along. Shop our family of advertisers. Read us cover to cover. Take care and God bless.
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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.
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 Or-
ange (across from Memorial field). Monies raised will go toward scholarships and 2012 FFA State Convention for LCM students
formation, contact Dan Ryder at 409-504-5046 or danryder@ ymail.com.
American Legion to host a brisket lunch
LCM FFA to host Spring Easter Fundraiser
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. Walk-ins welcome and delivery is available. Call 409-886-1241 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.
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, 409886-5821 extension 1040 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
The Knights of the Columbus #5789 in Vidor will host a fish and shrimp fry at Our Lady Lourdes, located at 1600 N. Main in Vidor. The price is $7 per plate. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., dine-in or take out. Dinner will be served from 4:30 to 7 p.m. The schedule is as follows: March 2 - fish and shrimp, March 9 - fish and shrimp, March 16 - fish and shrimp, March 23 - fish and shrimp and March 30 - fish and shrimp. Delivery is available for eight or more orders. Only fish is available for lunch. Call in orders to 409-658-1465 or 409-6790397.
BC Knights of Columbus host Lenten dinners OC Retired Teachers to meet March 12 Bridge City Knights of Columbus Lenten fish dinners (fried The Orange County Retired Teachers group will meet on catfish, fries, coleslaw,hush puppies) begins from 10:30 a.m. to 1 Monday, March 12 at 11 a.m. at the Wesley United Methodist p.m. every Friday through March 30. Cost $8 per plate. Dine-in Church, located at 401 37th Street in Orange. The guest speaker will be Orange County Sheriff’s Deputy 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. John Badeaux, who will discuss the spread of artificial drugs and how Orange County is dealing with the problem. Lunch will be provided by Judy Colebrook, Hughie Allen, Ann BCHS Alumni Assoc. to meet March 3 Quarles, Marian Robichaux, Polly Bertrand, Rosa Watson, Barbara Wilburn, Lillie Rhoads and Dolores Garcia. Members are reminded to bring children’s books for the TRTA The BCHS Alumni Association will meet on Thursday, March 3 at Bridge City High School. Also, a Fine Arts Exibit and Open Book Project and pull tabs for the Ronald McDonald House. House will be held at BCHS.
BC Project Graduation to host Ladies Night Out
Lion Pride 5K set for March 24
Knights of the Columbus in Vidor host fish, shrimp fry
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 Britnell at 409-313-4357, 409-746-9753 or at amanda_ email@example.com.
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.
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 in-
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.
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.
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. BULLETINS PAGE 9A
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Deaths and Memorials Marilyn McGuff Crim Orange Marilyn, age 66, of Orange went to her heavenly home on Saturday, Feb. 25. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m., Thursday, March 1at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. A celebration of life service will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, March 2 at First Presbyterian Church Orange. She was born June 6, 1945 in Port Arthur and is the daughter of the late James and Mildred McGuff. Marilyn graduated from Thomas Jefferson Port Arthur in 1963 where she drummed with the Red Hussars. She then completed her BS in Education at The University of Texas Austin. She taught at Terrell elementary in Port Arthur as well as in Greer, South Carolina. Marilyn was married to David Roy Crim on July 13 1968. Two of Marilyn’s greatest passions were being a full time mother, practicing Proverbs 22:6, by teaching and desiring her children to accept and grow in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and secondly, seeking God herself through His word and prayer while serving Him each day. She started each morning on the sofa with a devotion and Bible in her lap for study and prayer. Marilyn worshiped at First Presbyterian of Orange serving in numerous capacities. Several of her loves were teaching Sunday school, encouraging corporate prayer, working in the soup kitchen, coordinating Samaritan’s Purse, attending “group” Bible study, and praying for personal and others’ healing. She was honored by Presbyterian Women in receiving a lifetime membership award. Marilyn loved the outdoors, especially the foothills of Greenville, South Carolina where she and David started their life together and were youth group leaders at John Knox Presbyterian Church. She also loved praise and worship music, her grandchildren, and sharing God’s love with everyone. Marilyn and David also enjoyed attending local live music venues. Marilyn is survived by her children: April Purgahn of Orange, Randall and daughter-inlaw Christie Crim of Fort Worth, Laura Crim and Caroline Crim of New York City, sisters Melanie Andrews of Port Neches, and Molly Walker of Columbia, Tenn.; her grandchildren Lauren and Julian Purgahn, Olivia, Joshua, and Sarah Crim. It is requested that in lieu of sending flowers, donations may be made to the Youth Fund at First Presbyterian Orange or a charity of their choice.
Les Anderson Jr. Orangefield Lester L. “Les” Anderson, Jr., 66, of Orangefield, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, at his home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 2, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 1, at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City. Les was born in Teague, Texas on Jan. 29, 1946, and was a U.S. Air Force veteran. Following his service with the Air Force, he joined the Texas Army National Guard where he retired after 20 years of service with the rank of Master Sergeant. In 1976, Les received a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from the University of Houston. He was a Registered Professional Engineer and served several communities in Texas. He came to Bridge City in 1991 as city engineer and then became Orange County surveyor. In 1998, Les became the Orange County engineer and served in that position until his death. Preceded in death by his father, Lester L. Anderson Sr., Les is survived by his wife, Debbie Anderson of Orangefield; moth-
er, Ruby Anderson Terry of Vidor; sons, Russel Anderson and his wife Casey of Austin, Michael Anderson of Georgia; brother, Leslie L. Anderson and his wife Becky of Bastrop; and granddaughter, Alexis Marie Anderson. Serving as pallbearers will be Michael James, Dean Smith, Ed Scales, Trey Gilbert, Leslie (Les) Anderson, and Russel Anderson. Held:
Clifford Garnell Martin (Ducky) Bridge City Clifford Garnell Martin, 76, of Bridge City passed away Feb. 23, in Port Arthur. Funeral Services were held on Sunday, Feb. 26, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City, with the Rev. J.W. Harrell of United Pentecostal Church in Bridge City officiating. Interment followed at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Mr. Martin was born July 31, 1935 in Sugartown, La. to William Harvey and Alma (LaCaze) Martin. He worked at DuPont Refinery as a maintenance mechanic. He was an avid fisherman, shrimper and enjoyed old westerns. He is preceded in death by his parents and first wife, Molly Mae Martin. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Laurie Barnes Martin of Bridge City; son, Randy G. Martin and wife, Sherri of Mauriceville; daughter, Linda L. Humphrey of Port Arthur; son, Dean Martin of Bridge City; daughter, Stacey Bridges and husband, Phillip of Groves; step daughters, Vivian McCraken and husband, Jake and Tracy Simmons both of Taylorsville, N.C. He is also survived by eight grandchildren; three great grandchildren; sister, Mildred Glidewell; sister, LaVerne Drake and husband, James both of Starks LA; brother, Jake Martin and wife, Susan; brother, Wayne Martin and wife, Peggy both of Bridge City and sister, Avis Moore and husband, Donald of Orange and a host of loving family and friends. Stephen G. Martin, Chris Humphrey, Colby James Martin, Daniel Paul Bridges, Benjamin Moore and Jared Moore served as pallbearers.
Bobby Ray Dorman Orange Bobby Ray Dorman, 80, of Orange passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness Wednesday, Feb. 22. His loving family was by his side. Funeral Services were held Saturday, Feb. 25, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange with the Rev. Douglas Rathgeber of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Beaumont officiating. Interment followed at Jett Cemetery. A gathering of family and friends will be from 12 to 2:00 p.m., Saturday before the service at the funeral home. Mr. Dorman was born Jan. 26, 1932 in Orange to Bohn L. and Ollie (Blanchette) Dorman. He served honorably and proudly as a Sergeant in the United States Army and was a member of the V.F.W. He enjoyed working construction as a Boilermaker where he met so many of his friends. He was a member of the Boilermakers Local 587 and enjoyed watching the Dallas Cowboys and New England Patriots games. He also enjoyed cooking but more than anything he loved his family and loved attending his children and grandchildren’s sporting events. He was a kind, honorable, honest, humble man who most people can only aspire to be. He is preceded in death by his parents; wife of 57 years, Eugenia “Lou” Dorman; son, Robert “D.D.” Dorman and brother, James “Sonny” Dorman. Those left to cherish his memory are his; daughter, Ollie Dorman Voss; son, Bohn Dorman and wife, Susan all of Orange; granddaughters, Traci Hicks of Nederland, Ashley Lewis and husband, Jonathan of Port Arthur and Amber Dorman of Laredo and grandsons, Robin Hicks and Kirby Dorman, both of Orange. He is also survived by six great grandchildren; sisterin-law, Dorothy “Dottie” Dargis of Flemington, N.J.; brothersin-law, Carl Dronett of Orange and J.D. Dronett and wife, Maria Teresé of Cali Columbia and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Dorman’s family would like to thank Dr. Wesley Palmer and his staff, all the staff at Golden Years Assisted Living and Odyssey Hospice for all their care and support during this time. They would also like to thank Joy Richard for everything that she has done to help. Kirby Dorman, Robin Hicks, James Wade Cady, Brayden Lewis, Slade Hicks and Sidney
Dronett served as pallbearers. Honorary Pallbearers were J.C. Vaughn, Carroll “C.J.” Morgan, Gerald Jones, Mac Duncan, Wilbur LeDoux and John Cecil Dorman. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Golden Years Assisted Living, 16532 S Hwy 62 Orange, TX 77630.
Louise Roy Maier Orange Louise Roy Maier, 87, of O r a n g e passed away We dne sday, Feb. 22, in Orange after a short illness. Funeral services were held on Saturday, Feb. 25, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange with the Rev. Joseph P. Daleo, pastor of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, officiating. Burial followed at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City. Born in Lake Charles, La. on Aug. 10, 1924, Louise was the daughter of John and Anne (Treme) Roy. She graduated high school from Dequincy, La. in 1941, moved to Orange in 1943 as a civil service secretary for the U.S. Navy at the Orange Navel Station to Commander John Knowles for four years. Louise worked for Orange Rice Mill as purchasing agent until 1960. She retired in 1960 to work alongside her husband, Dr. M.E. Maier, Jr. and was a retired office manager from Maier Veterinary Hospital in Orange for many years. She was a charter member of Business Women Association for 37 years and a member of Altrusa Club of Orange. Louise also served as a Gray Lady at Orange Memorial Hospital for many years. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Dr. M.E. Maier Jr. and Dr. H.K. Maier; and her daughter, Judith Ann Hill. Louise is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Pam and Billy Burrow Jr. of Orange; grandchildren, Lisa Johnson and husband, Pete of Hull, Amy Parker and husband, Stan of Humble and Billy E. Burrow III of Beaumont; and great-grandchildren, Carson and Cooper Parker. Billy Burrow, III, Stan Parker, Pete Johnson, Carl Heartfield, Bob Easley and Karl Eason served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearer was Richard Maier. The family would like to give a special thanks to all the work-
ers at Answered Prayers and the River City Hospice. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Mary’s School Foundation, 2600 Bob Hall, Orange, Texas 77630, or the American Cancer Society P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73123.
Catherine Bizzell Barron Keller, Texas Catherine Bizzell Barron, 87, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 2:40 a.m. in Keller, Texas. Catherine was born in Frankston, Texas Sept. 20, 1924. Catherine was the former Deputy County Clerk for Orange County. Her family was her world and her greatest enjoyments were life’s simple pleasures. A graveside service was held Thursday, Feb. 23 at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Bridge City. She was preceded in death by her parents Frank and Bertha (Springer) Bizzell, husband Charley, brother Drew, sister Carol (Dottie) Carlton and daughter Brenda Barrett Bryant. Those left to cherish her memory are son Charley and wife Phyllis (Gaston), daughter Linda Rahlfs and husband John; grandchildren Chris Barron and wife, Charis, Kim Skinner and husband Jason, Dorian York and husband Brian, Lindy Whitley and Matthew Barrett; great-grandchildren, Brendan Skinner, Zachary Skinner and Madalyn Skinner, Joshua York, Katie York and Piper York; sister Doris Hart and brother Frank Bizzell and wife Pat.
Sibyl Jann Rasberry Orange Sibyl Jann Rasberry, 86, of Orange, died Tuesday, Feb. 21, at her home. Friends were invited to a visitation to be held on Sunday, Feb. 26, at the First Christian Church in Orange with funeral services following and Dr. Andy Pate, pastor of the church officiating. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Orange with Pleas Evans, Jack Burney, Howard Bass, Jack Moore, Arthur “Sonny” Pacher and Tom Windham serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were be Jim Sell, Mark Oldham, Billy James and Don Covington. Born in Kosciusko, Miss., Jann was a daughter of Joe J. Chestnutt and Freda Dee (Barfoot) Chestnutt. She has been a resident of Orange since 1962 and was an administrative assistant in the laboratory at the former Orange Memorial Hospital. Jann organized the first literary club in Orange and loved to tap dance. She was a faithful member of First Christian Church in Orange where she served on the hospitality committee. Preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Freda Chestnutt; sister, Joan Mazzagatti; and sons, J. Scott Rasberry and Michael Steven Rasberry, Jann is survived by a church family who loved her and will miss her greatly. For those who wish, memorials may be directed to First Christian Church, 611 North 9th St., Orange, Texas 77630.
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Dill, an easy herb to grow Parsley, more than just a garnish Master Gardener Jan Dicharry because caterpillars are very Special to The Record fond of dill. Dill is planted in butterfly gardens to provide Dill is an easy herb to grow food for the caterpillar stage and is great for a beginner and the emerging. For kitchen use it is best to gardner. Dill is easy to grow in the garden or in containers as cut fresh dill from your garden. long as the containers are deep Try adding dill to soups, roasts and on vegetables. If you do not enough for their root system. To grow dill, pick out a sun- harvest dill on a regular basis it ny location to plant your seeds. will go to seed. Dill seeds can Dill can reach three feet tall. also be used as a substitution When plantind dill seeds, put for caraway seeds in breads. A them close together, that way popular way to preserve dill is the small plants will support by placing it in the microwave each other as they grow. When on a paper towel in a single layyou plant put the seeds on top er, microwave for three minof the soil, cover lightly and utes. Then remove the hard keep the soil moist. Germina- stems and crumble the leaves. tion will be in seven to 14 days. You can store the dried dill in If you would like a continu- an airtight container in the ous supply of dill, sow your dill cabinet. Use the dried dill in seeds every seven to 10 days dips and butters. One teaspoon from spring until early sum- of dried dill is equivalent to one mer. Just remember you do not tablespoon of chopped fresh want to plant dill near fennel, dill. Dill is also important in caraway or angelica. On the canning your own pickles. other hand, you may want to Make it a point to put dill in plant extra in your flower bed your garden this year.
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Master Gardener Jan Dicharry good source of calcium, thiamine, and riboflavin. You can Special to The Record grow Parsley from seed in conHerbs have been used for tainers or in the garden bed. It thousands of years for cooking is a biennial plant with flowers appearing in the second year. and in medicines. Parsley Parsley has a compact is one of the oldest growth habit, and easiest to grow. gets about 12 It originated in inches tall the Mediterraand insects nean area are rarely a around Italy problem. You and Greece. can let the Parsley plant go to comes in seed and gather the two formsseed for the next crop. the curly and the By planting fresh plants plain varieties. The plain yearly, you will have a conleaf variety has a stronger tinuous supply of fresh flavor. Most people are faparsley. You can preserve miliar with parsley used as parsley by drying or freeza garnish and push it aside, but the practice of consuming ing it. Dried parsley can be it began in the Middle Ages. It used in salads or sprinkled on was used at the end of a meal vegetables and meats and the to freshen the palate and help frozen is best used in cooked with digestion. Parsley is nu- foods. Finding ways to use this tritious and is rich in Vitamins herb in your daily meals will A, C and B, as well as being a improve your health.
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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 886-2194 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.
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 409-3304847.
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.
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.
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The summer was hot, everything dry Flowers and gardens began to die, Flocks of birds about to burst Needing water to quench their thirst. No rain for fruits and grains to grow Cattle dying, farmers feeling so low, No water in ponds for animal or duck Cracked and hard the land opened up. Summer passed and still no rain Cold weather began adding more pain, With humble hearts, man began to pray “Dear God, send us some rain today.” Prayers were heard, the rain did start Man looked up with a thankful heart, The land has water, the birds now sing We’re grateful God for everything.
Grand Worthy President to visit Orange Eagles The Grand Worthy President, Mel Fry from Carlisle, Pa. of the international organization of the Fraternal Order of Eagles will be attending the Orange chapter’s meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 1 at Aerie 2523, 803 N. 38th St.. For more information, contact Sharon Bodin at 735-8662 or 719-7793. Members of The Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 2523 believe they’re the best kept secret in Orange.
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.
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‘THE RECORD’ HOMETOWN HIGHLIGHTS
Boiled crawfish better than fishing
One . . . Two . . . Three . . . In sequence, shortstop Shay Richards fields a hit and makes the play for the Little Cypress-Mauriceville Bears during the annual Don Gibbons Baseball Tournament.
RECORD PHOTOS: Mark Dunn
COLBURN-FISHING CAPT. DICKIE COLBURN FOR THE RECORD
“Man, what a week,” and I don’t say that in a positive light. I subjected several reels to countless cranks of the handle without much to show for it. The wind has been miserable, but that is to be expected over the next month or two. The fly in the ointment is 12 months of rain in the past five weeks! Lord knows we needed the rain, minus the accompanying mosquitoes, and can use even more at less frequent intervals, but the wind is a more significant problem when your alternative fishing holes are both fresh and muddy. That is not altogether unusual for this time of the year, but it happened so quickly that either the fish or the fishermen are having difficulty adjusting. I have no doubt that the fish will rapidly adapt to the decreasing salinity levels and we will once again establish more productive patterns, but until that happens I would not rule out anything. Over the past week we caught a few trout on Topwaters and suspending baits like the Corky and Maniac Mullet in less than two feet of water as well as a few fish as deep as twenty feet on five-inch tails. The flounder and redfish have been a little more predictable as salinity is not as big an issue with them. Oddly enough, while we caught far more flounder than expected…the COLBURN PAGE 5B
LCM Bear senior pitcher James Swan delivers a pitch in tournament action against the Kelly Bulldogs.
Brandon Humphery smacks a solo home run in tournament rounds in Don Gibbons Field.
Baseball season getting back in swing HOMETOWN BASEBALL MIKE LOUVIERE FOR THE RECORD
This week will find the teams going to tournaments at the Orangefield/West OrangeStark Certa Bearden Baseball Tournament beginning Thursday in Orangefield. Bridge City will face Lumberton at 4 p.m. Bridge City has a 3-2-0 record, with Lumberton at 2-0-0. Orangefield and Lumberton will meet at 6:30
p.m. Little Cypress-Mauriceville will meet up with Lufkin at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday at Brenham. Orangefield will bring some heavy wood into the game against Lumberton, Austin Scales is hitting .471, Dustin Selman has a .467, and Eric Truncale bats an even .400. Along with the other hitters, the team average is .324. Also on Thursday, at the WOS Mustang’s field, WOS will play Kirbyville at 1:30 p.m.
Kirbyville meets the ‘Stangs with a 0-5-0 record. Kirbyville has two heavy hitters with Ryan Montgomery hitting .600 and Randall Allday at .727. WO-S has Eric Guillory batting .571 and Jacob Finney bumping at .636. LCM will take to the road to enter the Brenham Baseball Tournament. They will meet host team Brenham at 7:30 p.m. LCM will go into the game with a 4-0-0 record versus the HOMETOWN BASEBALL PAGE 3B
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LCM Bear Brandon Humphery dives in safe at third base against the Kelly Bulldogs.
Reed Fults rounds third base to score for the Little Cypress-Mauriceville Bears during the Don Gibbens Baseball Tournament. RECORD PHOTOS: Mark Dunn
BC Knights of Columbus host Lenten fish fry 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.
Catcher Kevin Adams defends home plate for the LCM Bears in tournament play.
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Orange County’s ‘The Kid’ undefeated Staff Report For The Record On Friday, professional boxer and Orange County resident, Cody “The Kid” Richard (8-0 with 4 KO’s) put his undefeated professional boxing record on the line in Houston as he squared off with DeShaun Williams, of Galveston, in a six round contest. Richard easily outboxed and picked Williams apart winning all six rounds to capture the unanimous decision victory. This is the second time already this year Richard has fought. Earlier this year, on Jan. 6, he beat Dedrick Bell, of Memphis Tenn., at Evangeline Downs Casino in Opelousas, La. The 23 year old 140 lbs Richard fights in the Jr Welterweight division and trains
C.L. Richard, Cody “The Kid” Richard, Aaron Navarro immediately following his victory at Evangeline Downs Casino.
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Hometown baseball Brenham Cubs record of 3-2-0. Friday, the Bears will face Santa Fe at 9:30 a.m. and Lamar at 2:30 p.m. The medal game with be on Saturday at a time to be announced. Orange County high school baseball teams started their seasons with a series of scrimmage games earlier this month. Now they are getting into non-district competition. In the LCM-Vidor tournament held at Don Gibbons Field, LCM proved to be the powerhouse. The Bears won the championship game over Silsbee 13-6. Three-run homeruns by Alex Blem and Ryan Carline were the big contributors to the title. The Bears went 12-0 over the West
4.0 grade point average. “For now I’d just like to stay busy in the ring, continue to improve, and someday I’d like to be the first boxer from Orange to win a world title,” Richard said. Richard also plans to graduate in May 2013 and use his kinesiology degree to become a teacher/coach in a local school. “Sometimes, it’s tough,” Richard said, “juggling a full-time college schedule and long hours training six days a week in the gym.” “It keeps me busy, and I have to stay focused.” Richard has been boxing since age ten, and had a successful amateur career consisting of over 120 amateur fights. He turned pro when he was 19 and hasn’t looked back since.
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Orange-Stark Mustangs, and 6-4 over the Bridge City Cardinals. Orangefield left the county to enter the Lumberton Baseball Tournament. Ryan Gunstream struck out eight Beaumont Central Jaguars while allowing only one hit. Dustin Selman and Austin Scales teamed up to give the Bobcats six hits and three RBIs to push the Bobcats to the 16-0 win. In a match up with future District 213A rival Buna, the Bobcats won 8-1. Westin Crane only allowed three hits in the complete game. Luke Johnson and Austin Scales each went two for four at bat. Saturday saw Orangefield’s Bobcats
take down the Kirbyville Wildcats 9-3. The win was credited to Blake Permenter. Permenter allowed three hits but fanned eight batters. Jake Best brought two home with RBIs and Braxton Smith scored three times. Smith pitched against the Lumberton Raiders and allowed two hits, with four walking. It was a good effort by Smith, but the ‘Cats lost 3-0. Someone once said the most predictable thing about baseball is how unpredictable it is. With two months left in the season things may change and change fast.
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Hawaiian vacation featured luau, festivals, humpbacks KAZ’S KORNER JOE KAZMAR FOR THE RECORD
Our first-ever trip to Hawaii involved getting up at un-godly hours, long plane rides and eating in some fine restaurants. But it was something that was on my ‘bucket list” of things I wanted to do before I leave this great world. Wife Susan and I drove to Houston the day before we were to catch a 6 a.m. flight to Denver on Thursday, Feb. 16. Waking up at our hotel at 3:45 a.m. was no picnic, nor was the cab ride to Bush Intercontinental Airport at 4:30. But we got there at the time we were told and flew out on time. At the Mile High City we boarded a huge 767 aircraft for the seven-hour flight and landed just a few minutes behind our friends Linda and Don Bivens, who lived up the street from us in Orange many moons ago but flew to Maui from Philadelphia. Our first order of the day after picking up our luggage was to get some wheels, so we rented a Crown Victoria and were on our way to inspect our condo, the Ma’alaea Kai on the Ma’alaea Bay. It was a two-story job on the fourth-floor looking out over the Pacific Ocean. The hunger pangs from the food-less flight were taking over so we went to one of the closest restaurants right on the bay called “Beach Bums” which turned out to be our favorite eating place that week. Then we bought some food to eat at the condo—breakfast food, snacks and things to drink. We drove around Friday looking at some of the landmarks and tourists attractions in our immediate area and ate lunch at a place called Café O’Lei in nearby Kihie. At mid-afternoon, we jumped in the car and headed to the city of Lahaina to indulge in our first real Hawaiian feast—the Old Lahaina Luau. The hosts presented the four of us with a lei made of orchids and then commenced to serve all kinds of exotic Tropical concoctions—some of the drinks were familiar (Mai Tai and Pina Colada) while others proved to be experimental (Nalu Special and Island Warrior). It certainly was a good way to get into the Polynesian festival mood. The serving of the food couldn’t begin until the pig was ready to be served. It was cooked in an old Tahitian ritual—in an underground pit covered with dirt. And there was a ceremony to dig up the porker. Then the eating began—buffet style—with such items as steak, fish and shrimp plus local dishes such as poi, for which I will never create a taste, Ahi Poke (yellow-fin tuna) and taro salad. There were some great tasting desserts to top off the meal. Then the Polynesian natives showed us variations of the hula until my eyeballs were sore from watching the action. We participated in two events Saturday— the Maui Whale Festival hosted by the Pacific Whale Foundation and a Swap Meet on the campus of Maui Community College in Kihei. On Sunday we traveled south to the very exclusive Makena Golf Resort to eat what was rated as Maui’s best Sunday brunch. Our reservations were for 10:30 a.m. and we spent a good two hours savoring both breakfast and lunch delicacies. A pig was being carved and I watched the Islander in front of me ask for a slice of the pig’s cheek. The server said that was the best tasting part of the pig, so I asked him to cut me a slice. He asked me if I wanted some of the welldone skin and I commented that in Louisiana that is called cracklins. The man behind me asked if I was from Louisiana. I told him no, but I went to college there. “LSU?” he asked. “No. McNeese,” I replied. “I come from the Beaumont-Port Arthur area,” he said excitedly. “We’re from Orange,” I said. “I went to Port Neches-Groves,” he countered. “Susan taught for 33 years at West OrangeStark,” I stated. When I mentioned WO-S, he quickly disappeared, remembering how soundly the Mustangs used to whip those Indians in football at The Reservation. I never did get his name or see him again on Maui. Early Monday morning was the highlight of the trip when we went whale watching on the Pacific Whale Foundation’s boat “The Explorer” and didn’t get far from port when we could see a humpback whale billow a stream of water 15 feet in the air from his blow-hole. This was the second whale-watching adventure for Susan and I in less than two years. In fact some of these humpbacks could very well have been the same ones we saw feeding voraciously in Alaska. Humpbacks migrate to the warmer waters of Hawaii during the winter, not to eat but to mate, have babies or bring their young calves to where the water is not so deep. Most of the humpbacks seen around Maui were males “competing” with each other and “singing” love songs underwater to impress the one female in that specific area. The bay was active with groups of humpbacks jostling with each other. Again we got to see an event that the female boat captain said didn’t happen very often. A mother humpback was teaching her young calf how to breach (jump
out of the water). This happened three or four times in a row within 50 feet of the amazed whale watchers—first the momma then the little one. Monday afternoon we went back to Lahaina, this time to see the world’s largest banyan tree. It was spread out over an entire city block, with several secondary trunks and a huge main one. We also got to visit with an artist who painted with candles, a technique he said he learned while studying the life of Leonardo Da Vinci. Don and I treated ourselves to a gigantic snow cone at the famous Ululani’s Hawaii Shaved Ice. We all went to Black Rock and watched a native Islander perform the daily ritual at sunset by diving into the Pacific Ocean off a cliff. We finished off the night by eating dinner at an ocean tavern named MaLa. I tried a Snake River Farms Kobe beef ½-pound cheeseburger that I had a hard time finishing. But it certainly was much leaner and tastier than just a regular hamburger. On Tuesday, because there was a zero percent chance of rain, we decided to take a trip down the Hana Highway to the other side of the mountain. It was a 44-mile journey down a road barely wide enough for two cars that was loaded with “S Curves”, had 33 one-lane bridges and a 15 mile-per-hour speed limit. Don told me it was my turn to drive, which wouldn’t have been so bad if it didn’t start raining cats-and-dogs just as the trip began. We did stop at the famous Huelo Lookout Fruit Stand to eat crepes for breakfast at a shack a little larger than a two-seater outhouse on the side of the road. The crepes were great, but we all got pretty wet going from the fruit stand to the car. We continued toward Hana and encountered a gasoline truck (18-wheeler) coming back from Hana. How we passed each other without either of us sliding off the road is a mystery. Luckily a few hundred feet down the road we saw a roadside rest stop. We all sprinted to the rest rooms and then had a conference in the car that resulted in a 4-0 vote to turn around and forget about the Road to Hana. When we returned to “civilization” at Wailea, Susan and Linda needed to resuscitate themselves from that experience by going shopping. We ate lunch at a neat place called “Monkey Pod”. Wednesday was our final day on Maui and we sort of took it easy at the condo packing our luggage for a return to the mainland on an 11 p.m. flight. We were treated to a magnificent show 300-400 yards from the shore by the humpbacks. All the activity could be seem plainly without the aid of binoculars. “Beach Bums” was our restaurant of choice for lunch and then we visited the Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum located in a beautifully refurbished plantation superintendent’s home originally built in 1902 at nearby Pu’unene. The museum is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the history and heritage of the sugar industry and the multi-ethnic plantation life which it engendered. We ate our “last supper” in Maui back at Café O’Lei and went to the airport. I couldn’t wait to get on that 767, take a couple of PM’s and zonk out for the night. I tried everything from counting sheep to re-hashing my last golf game shot-by-shot. All to no avail, because I didn’t sleep a wink all night on that plane. When I returned to the Lone Star State I got a first-hand dose of what jet-lag is all about. But I wouldn’t trade that trip to Maui for anything I’ve ever done. KWICKIES…A new rule will go into effect for college football this fall when kickoffs will move from the 30 to the 35-yard line, a change to keep players safer. The NCAA playing rules oversight committee also said the running start by players on the kicking team will be limited to five yards. The NFL moved up kickoffs five yards this past season and touchbacks increased dramatically. Another new NCAA rule will move touchbacks from the 20 to the 25-yard line, a move to encourage more touchbacks. The panel also approved a rule that will require a player who loses his helmet during a play to leave the game for one play. Former Port Neches-Groves and Lamar University star golfer Chris Stroud missed a chance for a three-way playoff Sunday at the final round of the Mayakoba Classic in Rivera Maya, Mexico when he double-bogeyed the tournament’s 72nd hole. The bad final hole left Stroud in a four-way tie for fifth place and a check for $129,963. He had scores of 69-66-6871---274. A birdie on the final hole would have given Stroud a tie with eventual winner John Huh and Robert Allenby. JUST BETWEEN US…Despite the recent losing streak, the Lamar Cardinal men’s basketball team still has a chance to win the Southland Conference’s East Division today (Wed.) with a Cardinal win at Texas State and a McNeese State loss at Southeastern Louisiana. Lamar’s regular season-ending home game against McNeese Saturday could very well be for the SLC East title. First-year coach Pat Knight made national news last week after a 62-52 loss to Sam Houston State by saying he had the worst group of seniors he’s ever been associated with. “Their mentality is awful. Their attitude is awful,” Knight said. “These guys are stealing money by being on scholarship with their approach to things. We’ve had problems with these guys off the court, on the court, classroom, and drugs. If you act this way in the real world, you’re going to be homeless, without a job.”
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That, however, was not the main reason for sorting through the tangled ball of jig heads.“My biggest concern,” stated the knowledgeable angler, “Is the condition of the hook itself. When they dump them in a bin, the point of the hooks sometime gets dulled or even rolled over and that head is of no use.” I never gave that a thought and I get almost all of my jigs in bulk. It came as no surprise that I went home and found a few with damaged points! This doesn’t have a doggone thing to do with fishing other than the fact that I was eating crawfish on a covered deck while watching other fishermen load and unload their trailers at Ancelet’s Marina. What I want to pass along is that I have eaten boiled crawfish since 1963 from Houma, La. to Katy, Texas and I have never eaten crawfish that tasted as good or peeled easier than the ones I ate at Ancelet’s Sunday afternoon. Tyler Ancelet proudly showed us his huge state-of-the-art boiler and shared the secret to assuring that the meat all but falls out of each tail, but the taste factor is all about the seasoning and that remains a family secret. You can eat them on their covered deck while watching an occasional launching fiasco or call ahead for a take home order starting about four o’clock each afternoon. I don’t get too excited about eating any more as ninety percent of my meals consist of cereal at 4:30 in the morning and a granola bar on the water during the day, but anyone that likes crawfish has to try these. I will be eating crawfish again Thursday night at the Sabine-Neches CCA banquet, but I am still going back to Ancelet’s this afternoon. Their crawfish are addicting!
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Lake Falcon produces trophies for local anglers OUTDOORS WEEKLY CAPT. CHUCK UZZLE
For The Record
There is nothing like being in the exact right spot at the exact right time. For a group of local anglers that’s exactly what happened last week as they converged on perhaps the hottest bass fishing lake anywhere, Lake Falcon. Catching the conditions absolutely perfect is an understatement as a group of anglers from Orange hit the water on the famed border lake and began a trip of a lifetime. For many folks who fish
freshwater the ridiculous numbers of big bass that have been caught recently and are still being caught on Falcon come as no surprise. The eye popping stringer weights that routinely come from this body of water are nothing short of incredible. A recent five fish stringer by one angler weighed in at almost 54 pounds, yes that’s right, 54 pounds! Five fish all over ten pounds by one angler in one day of fishing is absolutely in-
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credible no matter how you look at it. The group of local anglers that made the trek down south was mainly made up of several friends who work at a local plant. Over the years their group that made this trip has expanded as word of the tremendous fishing spread. I first got wind of how good the fishing was thru a text message from David Fegia of Orange. My phone went off and I looked in amazement at one of the big fish they had caught and thought to myself, “nice fish.” Not too long after that here comes another photo, and another, and yet another photo of a giant bass. I was blown away to say the least and it only got worse when David sent me another message with a run down of the fish they had caught and they still had two more days until they were scheduled to leave. Every day they fished they had at least 1 fish over 10 pounds and several over 8. One of David’s partners in the boat was Mike Murphy, also of Orange and a
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die hard bass fisherman for sure. Mike was fortunate enough to catch a fish over 11 pounds two days in a row! Murphy wasn’t the only angler the bass gods shined down on, Jimmy Railey also had back to back days with double digit fish topped off by an 11 pounder as well. To say these guys were on a roll would be an extreme understatement. Lake Falcon has in the recent past has received some negative press due to the fact that some of the lake is actually in Mexico and there have been some safety concerns. “Never once did we feel threatened or nervous on the lake and we spent quite a bit of time fishing the Mexico side of the lake” said Fegia. “There were Coast Guard boats, Texas game wardens, and other law enforcement agencies all over the water during the time we were there and we never had the slightest problem. We were respectful of the Mexican fishermen who run Tilapia nets and they never bothered us one bit.” Even with Falcon being 25 feet below normal pool level there were plenty of different patterns and areas to fish. Most of the anglers from Orange said they keyed in on creek channels and rocky points or shorelines. The majority of the bigger fish were caught on Carolina rigs in eight to ten feet of water. A few fish were caught
David Fregia, Kris Burns and Mike Murphy with four Lake Falcon lunkers weighing 10lbs 8oz, 9lbs 8oz, 8lbs 3oz, and 11 pounds 4 oz.
on crankbaits and spinnerbaits as well as Texas rigged worms. Almost every big fish caught was released alive to fight another day, a practice that is greatly encouraged by all the anglers on Falcon. From everything I’ve seen
it appears that Falcon is certainly living up to the hype. If you don’t believe me just ask around, I’m sure one of the guys from the trip will be glad to share a picture or story with you. I know I would.
Donations sought for local charity drive Staff Report
For The Record
Little Cypress Intermediate and Little Cypress Elementary will hold the 2nd annual Community Resource Walk and Blood Drive Friday, March 9 open to students and their families only. Money and donations collected will be shared with seven local charities the school has identified as regularly assisting students and families in their school district. Those charities are: Little Cypress Lions Club, Orange Christian Services,
Salvation Army, Red Cross, Service League of Orange, Garth House and the Rainbow Room. The event is not open to the public due to safety issues, but they have found a way to allow public participation. Donations of items and cash and be dropped off at Granger Chevrolet located on MacArthur Drive in Orange through noon on March 9. At that time the donations will be brought to the school to award to the charities at
the event. Items being collected are: non-perishable foods; personal care items (Brushes, Combs, Tooth paste, Tooth Brushes, Soap, Shampoo, etc.); cleaning supplies; office supplies; individual snacks; new stuffed animals; and old prescription glasses. For more information contact Kelly Meadows, LCI School nurse at 8864245 ext. 5 or contact Granger Chevrolet.
The Record • Week of Wednesday, February 22, 2012
St. Mary students excel at science fair
For The Record
St. Mary Catholic School had seven place in the Diocese of Beaumont Science Fair held at Kelly High School. One student, Madeleine Fuselier, took the top honor of Best in Show for the second year in a Row. All winners are: Individual - in physical science, Madison Mill placed second and Mitchell Lee placed third. Team- In behavior science/biochem/med, Brad Couture and Emily Erb placed first. In physical science, Vincent Hale and Tyler McCorvy placed first.
Mrs. Willingham, principal, Mrs. McIntire, science teacher, and the students with their ribbons and trophies
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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.
BRIEFS 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 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.
Wesley UMC selling pecans, walnuts
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.
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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.
St. Mary’s Knights of Columbus Orange Council 1680 will sell delicious fried and baked fish dinners, dine in or take out, on all Fridays in Lent, except Good Friday, from 5 to 7 p.m., in the parish hall. Meals consist of fish, french fries, coleslaw, tarter sauce, ketchup, tea, water and dessert. Cost is $8 for 3-pc. fried or baked fish filet; $7 for 2-pc. fried fish All are invited to experience Council 1680’s renowned fish taste.
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.
1155 W. Roundbunch Rd., Bridge City 409- 735-5546 Pastor Brad Morgan email@example.com 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
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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.
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LEGAL NOTICES PETITION FOR DISANNEXATION UNDER LGC §43.141 STATE OF TEXAS COUNTY OF ORANGE 1. This Petition is made pursuant to Section 43.141 of the Texas Local Government Code, and is directed to the City of Port Arthur, Texas. 2. The Petitioners identified herein and who sign this Petition respectfully request the disannexation of the Property hereinafter identified. 3.
The Petitioners will sign this Petition in ink or indelible pencil.
4. The Petitioners who sign this Petition represent that they each are each qualified voters of the annexed area for which disannexation is requested. 5. Each Petitioner will sign their name as their name appears on the most recent official list of registered voters. 6. Each Petitioner will, by initialing the appropriate note, make a note stating that person’s residence address and the precinct number and voter registration number that appear on that person’s voter registration certificate. 7. The area to be disannexed is described as: all of that portion of the City of Port Arthur, Texas, lying and situated within Orange County, Texas. A plat or other likeness of the area to be disannexed is attached to this Petition and is incorporated herein by reference as if fully set forth herein. The area to be disannexed was annexed by the City of Port Arthur, Texas, pursuant to Ordinance Number 97-19, adopted on and effective as of April 15, 1997. 8. This Petition, upon being properly executed and all other conditions precedent established by law duly performed, will be presented to the Secretary of the City of Port Arthur, Texas. 9. In order to present this Petition to the Secretary of the City of Port Arthur, Texas, the Petitioners must constitute the majority of the qualified voters of the area that was annexed and that is now being requested to be disannexed by the City of Port Arthur, Texas. 10. The reason for the requested disannexation is the failure or refusal of the City of Port Arthur, Texas, to provide services or to cause services to be provided to the area requested to be disannexed, within the period specified by Texas Local Government Code Section 43.056 or by the service plan prepared for the area requested to be disannexed under that section. ***
EXHIBT “A” 3,200 ACRE TRACT BEGINNING at a point in the present City Limit line of the City of Port Arthur, as described in the City of Port Arthur Ordinance No. 2540, dated November 4, 1959, said point being located on the centerline of the Neches River at the northeasterly extension of the South line of Star Lake out fall ditch (also being the Texaco Chemical Company outfall canal); THENCE, in a northeasterly direction along the further northeasterly extension of said Star Lake outfall ditch for a distance of 500 feet, more or less to a point on the North bank of the Neches River, point for corner; THENCE, in a westerly direction following the North bank of the Neches River for a distance of 1,500 feet, more or less, to a point on the East line of the J. M Hatton A-310 Survey in Orange County, point for corner; THENCE, North 01° 11’ 30” West at 58 feet a concrete monument and at 4572.0 feet a concrete monument and point for corner, said point being the northeast corner of J. M. Hatton Survey Abstract 310 Orange County; THENCE, North 88° 51’ East 102.8 feet a concrete monument set for the southeast corner of the J. M. Hatton Survey Abstract 400 in Orange County and point for corner; THENCE, North 0° 45’ West 2769.0 feet a concrete monument set for the southwest corner of the J. M. Hatton Survey Abstract 399 in Orange County and point for corner; THENCE, North 50° 38’, 30” East 6745.78 feet to a point for corner, said point being on the east line of the C.D. Celestine Survey, Abstract 258 and the West line of the William A. Hatton Survey, Abstract 103; THENCE, North 00° 01’ East with the West line of the William A. Hatton Survey, Abstract 103 and the East line of the C.D. Celestine Survey, Abstract 258, 2385.3 feet to a concrete monument and point for corner, said point being the northwest corner of the William A. Hatton Survey, Abstract 103 and the northeast corner of the C.D. Celestine Survey, Abstract 258 and on the south line of the John C. Kucher Survey, Abstract 124; THENCE, South 88° 34’ East along the south line of the John C. Kucher Survey, Abstract 124, 114.2 feet to a 2” iron pipe set in concrete and point for corner, said point being the southeast corner of the John C. Kucher Survey, Abstract 124 and the southwest corner of the John Turner Survey, Abstract 182, said point also being on the North line of the William A. Hatton Survey, Abstract 103; THENCE, North 01° 18’ West with the West line of the John Turner Survey, Abstract 182 and the East line of the John C. Kucher Survey, 2,244.44 feet to a concrete monument and point for corner, said point being the northwest corner of the John Turner Survey, Abstract 182 and the southwest corner of the William Davis Survey, Abstract 7; THENCE, North 87° 55’ East for a distance of 3791.03 feet to a point for corner;
Petitioner’s Signature, as the Petitioner’s name appears on the most recent official list of registered voters:
THENCE, South 01° 12’ East 1052.9 feet to a point for corner, said point being the southwest corner of the Edward M. Wilkinson, et ux tract; THENCE, North 88° 05’ East 716.4 feet to a point for corner, said point being the southeast corner of the Alphonse Cessac, et us, 24.44 acre tract;
Printed Name of Petitioner: Date Petitioner Signed this Petition: The
Note by Signatory Petitioner: By initialing this Note, the aforesaid Petitioner gives note stating that Petitioner’s residence address is: , the precinct number that appears on that Petitioner’s voter registration certificate is , and the voter registration number that appears on the Petitioner’s voter registration certificate is . *** Petitioner’s Signature, as the Petitioner’s name appears on the most recent official list of registered voters: Printed Name of Petitioner: Date Petitioner Signed this Petition: The
Note by Signatory Petitioner: By initialing this Note, the aforesaid Petitioner gives note stating that Petitioner’s residence address is: , the precinct number that appears on that Petitioner’s voter registration certificate is , and the voter registration number that appears on the Petitioner’s voter registration certificate is .
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Notice is hereby given that original Letters Administration for the Estate of ARTHUR RAY RANDALL, SR., Deceased, were issued on February 24, 2012, in Cause No. P16050, pending in the County Court at Law of Orange County, Texas, to: Corey Ray Randall. All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them to the undersigned within the time and in the manner prescribed by law.
c/o THE LAW OFFICE OF TOMMY GUNN Attorney at Law 202 S. Border Street Orange, Texas 77630 DATED the 24 day of February, 2012
THENCE, following the West right-of-way line of Highway 87 and the southerly extension thereof to the centerline of the Neches River, for a distance of 7,200 feet, more or less to a point for corner; THENCE, westerly, following the centerline of the Neches River for a distance of 9,000 feet more or less to the POINT OF BEGINNING of the herein described tract, containing 3,200 acres more or less, as shown on the attached drawing.
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TOMMY GUNN State Bar No.: 08623700 Attorney at Law 202 S. Border Street Orange, Texas 77630 Telephone: (409) 882-9990 Facsimile: (409) 882-0613
The residence of such executor is: 2224 Woodmont Dr., Orange TX 77632 All persons having claims against this estate which is currently being administered are required to present them within the time and manner prescribed by law.
Leslie Ross Independent Executor
THENCE, southerly and southeasterly following the East and Northerly bank of said Entergy Company canal through the J. M. Hatton A-401 Survey, the D. C. Bland A-502 Survey, and into the John H. Forsyth Survey at a point at which the northerly bank of the said canal intersects the West right-of-way line of Highway 87, point for corner;
Notice is hereby given that original letters testamentary for the Estate of DIANNE REGINA ROSS, Deceased, were issued on the 24th day of February, 2012, in Cause No. P16061, pending in the County Court at Law of Orange County, Texas, Probate Division, to: LESLIE C. ROSS.
THENCE, South 30° 36’ West for 1789 feet, more or less to a point on the East bank of the Entergy Company inlet canal, point for corner.
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NOTICE TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS AGAINST THE ESTATE OF DIANNE REGINA ROSS, DECEASED
Dated: February 24, 2012
THENCE, South 01° 09’ 30” East 1501.5 feet to a concrete monument and point for corner, said point being the southwest corner of the E. W. Brown, Jr., 39.5 acre tract;
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LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE TO IMPLEMENT REVISED FIXED FUEL FACTOR
Entergy Texas, Inc. hereby publishes NOTICE that, pursuant to Section 36.203 of the Public Utility Regulatory Act (codiﬁed in Tex. Util. Code) and P.U.C. Subst. R. 25.237(A)(3)(B), it ﬁled with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (the “Commission”) on February 16, 2012 a tariff to implement a revised ﬁxed fuel factor. All of Entergy Texas’ retail customers whose fuel charges are calculated under the Texas ﬁxed fuel factor tariff – including but not limited to Residential, Small General Service, Large General Service, Large Industrial Power Service, and Street and Outdoor Lighting Service – will be affected by the Commission’s approval of the revised ﬁxed fuel factor. The revised ﬁxed fuel factor, if approved, will affect only the fuel portion of the rates charged by Entergy Texas and will have no effect on non-fuel base rates. Entergy Texas seeks Commission approval to revise the ﬁxed fuel factor effective with the ﬁrst billing cycle of the March 2012 billing month. Entergy Texas proposed that the ﬁxed fuel factor be changed pursuant to a semi-annual ﬁling to be made each February and August, with revised fuel factors to be effective with the ﬁrst billing cycle of the March and September billing months, pursuant to a methodology that changes the fuel factor based upon changes in the published price of natural gas. This methodology was authorized for use in Docket No. 32915. follows:
The revised ﬁxed fuel factor, differentiated by voltage level, is as FACTOR BY VOLTAGE LEVELS Delivery Voltage Fixed Fuel Factor Secondary $ 0.0307289 per kWh Primary $ 0.0298470 per kWh 69kV/138kV $ 0.0285998 per kWh 230kV $ 0.0280896 per kWh
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The revised fuel factor would result in a decrease in Entergy Texas’ annual Texas retail fuel and purchased power revenues by approximately $173.6 million, or 25.8%, on an annual basis. Compared to the ﬁxed fuel factor approved by the Commission effective March 2012, a residential customer using 1000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity per month would see an approximate decrease of 9.6% annually, or $10.94 on average per month, on his/her electric bill. The ﬁxed fuel factor rate is designed to pass through to customers the actual fuel costs incurred by Entergy Texas to serve customers. Entergy Texas is not allowed to make a proﬁt on fuel costs. Amounts collected from affected customers pursuant to the revised ﬁxed fuel factor will be subject to ﬁnal review by the Commission in Entergy Texas’ next applicable fuel reconciliation proceeding before the Commission. Entergy Texas expects the revised ﬁxed fuel factor to be in effect for the billing period of March 2012 through August 2012. Persons with questions or who want more information on the revised ﬁxed fuel factor may contact Entergy Texas at Attn: Customer Service – Fuel Factor, 350 Pine Street, Beaumont, Texas 77701, or call [1-800-368-3749 (select option 1, then press 0, then press 4, then press 3)] during normal business hours. A complete copy of Entergy Texas’ ﬁling is available for inspection at the address listed above. The Commission has assigned Docket No. 40189 to this proceeding. Persons who wish to formally participate in this proceeding, or who wish to express their comments concerning this petition should contact the Public Utility Commission of Texas, Ofﬁce of Customer Protection, P.O. Box 13326, Austin, Texas 78711-3326, or call (512) 936-7120 or tollfree at (888) 782-8477. Hearing and speech-impaired individuals with text telephones (TTY) may call (512) 936-7136 or use Relay Texas (toll-free) 1-800-735-2989. ENTERGY TEXAS, INC.
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