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The       Record

Vol. 51 No. 49 Week of Wednesday, March 7, 2012

The Penny Record of Bridge City and Orangefield • Founded 1960

Townsends fight for PA disannexation David Ball

For The Record

Skeeters not going away any time soon David Ball

For The Record

Patrick Beebe, director of the Orange County Mosquito Control Department, reported to the Orange County Commissioners’ Court at their Monday af ternoon meeting there is still a mosquito i n fest at ion problem. In fact, the departBEEBE ment set a record for February with 260 service calls. “Our records go back to the early 1980s and some other years. The adult mosquito activity is extremely high,” he said. The department is monitoring stations and counting mosquito traps. Mosquito control personnel have only captured salt water mosquitos, so far, and none of the disease-carrying species found in brackish waters. Beebe reported 91,164 acres have been treated by ground and 19,840 acres treated by air for 112,000 acres treated — another new record. Precinct 1 Commissioner David Dubose commended Beebe and his department for springing into quick action during they are usually inactive. Beebe told the court many full-time employees have been out spraying while new personnel were being trained or interviewed, so there is an additional cost for services. Overtime salaries, furthermore have been depleted. County Judge Carl Thibodeaux said for Beebe to come to commissioners’ court next week with a SEE COUNTY PAGE 2A


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Though it lies within the city of Bridge City’s domain, the Entergy Sabine Power Plant actually has been inside the city of Port Arthur’s jurisdiction for 15 years. All of that, however, could change through legal processes. Attorney Alan Sanders of Orange has filed a petition on behalf of his clients, Rodney Sr. and Debbie Townsend, to disannex their property from Port Arthur. There’s also the possibility of disannexing the 3,200 acres from Port Arthur where the power plant sits upon. Their home is on 340 acres on Highway 87 at the foot of the Rainbow and Veteran Memorial Bridges. “Disannexation is the removal of territory from a city,” Sanders said. “It’s the opposite of annexation. There are different paths to disannexation.” He explained the acreage was previously part of Orange County before the city of Port Arthur annexed it on April 15,

1997. Though there are several owners of the acreage, only the Townsends as registered voters may file a petition.

“Port Arthur has failed and refused to provide municipal services to the Townsends. Port Arthur has only given

them a tax bill. Failed means you just didn’t do it. Refuse is an active word and means you’re not going to do it.”


The Rodney Townsend Sr. and his wife, Debbie live at the foot of the Rainbow and Veterans Memorial Bridges and are seeking to be disannexed from the city of Port Arthur. There’s a possibility the city could lose the Entergy Sabine Power Plant through the legal process. RECORD PHOTO: Mark Dunn

Strutters sweep regional awards at Kilgore Staff Report

For The Record

The Bridge City Strutters attended the Gussie Nell Davis Classic Regional Competition at Kilgore College in Kilgore, on Feb. 25. In medium category, the team won Sweepstakes, Gussie Nell Davis Award, and Judges Awards in novelty and open categories. In order to receive a Judges Award, teams must receive a 95 or higher from every judge. The Strutters took honors as second runner-up Academic Champions with a 3.74 grade point average on a 4.0 grade scale. The Strutter officers won Sweepstakes, Gussie Nell Davis Award, Best Overall Choreography, Best Overall Presentation, Judges Awards in novelty and open, and Best in Class Overall second runner-up. Solo finalists are Kaitlyn Ezell, Nicole EncaSTRUTTERS PAGE 3A

Sanders said his clients have tried several times to receive city services, but to no avail. “The Townsends have made several efforts for services, including receiving a police patrol after they had a break-in. They (the Port Arthur Police Department) refused to investigate it. They have no fire protection, no animal control to pick up dead critters, no trash

OISD names Karr interim super David Ball

For The Record

Philip Welch has been with the Orangefield ISD for over 20 years and the district superintendent for five years, but that all ended on Tuesday night. The board of trustees named Kay Karr as the interim superintendent at a special meeting Tuesday night. Karr said she’s honored to be named to a position to the Orangefield ISD because of the district’s positive reputation. “There’s more pluses her than any minuses,” Karr said. “I propose no changes but only stability and consistency until someone long-term is named.” In the meantime, Karr will be preparing the district profile. Karr has been an educator

The Bridge City High School won Sweepstakes, Gussie Nell Davis Award, and Judges Awards in novelty and open categories. In order to receive a Judges Award, teams must receive a 95 or higher from every judge.

BC will have election Mike Louviere For The Record

Bridge City mayor Kirk Roccafort and council members Mike Reed of Place 2 and Eric Andrus, Place 4 will be unopposed on the ballot this May. Danny Cole has filed to run against Councilwoman Lucy Fields for the Place 6 seat. Cole filing for the seat means the city will have to hold an election. In the council meeting Tuesday, March 6, Edward “Barry” Randolph, a resident who lives on Charles Street appeared to voice his concerns and those of some of his neighbors about the proposed Acadian Village project. Randolph has concerns about the drainage situation that is in that neighborhood and how it would be affected by the addition of 42 housing units. “We are concerned about the traffic situation. Texas Avenue is bad now, what will it be like later. We are also concerned about adding the

extra housing units with no upgrade to utilities. How do we know that in ten years this will not go to Section 8 and we end up with a HUD district in the middle of town?” asked Randolph. “Another thing we are concerned with is why the entrance is on Charles and not on Texas Avenue.” The council voted to deny the request by Entergy for a rate increase. This puts Bridge City in line with the other municipalities in the county. Approval was given to award a bid for $95,380 to Allco L.L.C. to make improvements to the sewer lift station on Blueberry St. “This is a major lift station for our system that is old and needing improvements. Upgrading this station is something that has needed to be done for quite a while. We secured a very reasonable bid to do the work and are eager to get the project started,” said City Manager Jerry Jones.


Fontenot sets new school record . . .

Bridge City Cardinal track star Bree Fontenot broke a record in the 3,200-meter race on March 2 at the Vidor Track Meet. She broke the record by seven seconds with a time of 12:05. Her next goal is to break the record in the 400-meter, which currently is 59.2 seconds. Her best time on the 400-meter is 59.6 seconds. RECORD PHOTO: Kyle Ezell

for 47 years at every grade level. She’s been a superintendent for 17 years. She has since retired, but joked there is no such thing as retirement for an educator. Since retiring, she has started a business and still works daily with children with the Texas Education Agency as a monitor and as a conservator. “I’m thrilled to be part of the team. I see this as an opportunity to make Orangefield grow bigger and better,” she said. Karr originally hails from Lubbock. She grew up in West Texas before moving to East Texas in the Guadalupe Mountains. She moved to Orange in 2002 after her daughter married a man from Orange. Since then, she said she’s been loving every minute spent with her grandchildren. Welch is now officially retired as the Orangefield Board of Trustees accepted his reOISD PAGE 2A


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OISD names Karr tirement. “This is my fifth year as superintendent. I have been in the district for 26 years as a teacher, assistant principal, assistant superintendent and superintendent,” he said. Some past accomplishments that stand out in Welch’s mind include passing a bond issue after Hurricane Rita after the district was devastated, helping Bridge City students after Hurricane Ike and some unfortunate tragedies that occurred in the small school district. “Hurricane Ike didn’t do as much damage to us as Hurricane Rita did,” Welch said. “We helped Bridge City students after Ike. We had a really good relationship with the former superintendent there, Jamey Harrison as we have a good relationship with Mr. (Mike) King (current BCISD superintendent) now. “We had a teacher who had an improper relationship with a student, a teacher killed, who was shot and her son arrested, though it hasn’t gone to trial, the unfortunate death of three students in a wreck and a student to die from an accident with a gun.” On top of that, Welch said it’s a challenge dealing with everyday things for schools, staff and students. Though the

community has gone through some tough times, Orangefield always bounces back, he said. “We unite as a community and we come back stronger.” Welch said he largely had a veteran staff when he first began as superintendent. That changed in three to five years through retirement while new teachers were added. He added he was proud to work with such a quality group and a new staff is in place to mature. “Twenty years down the road, we’ll have a veteran teaching staff for another superintendent. They will be good for kids. They will be supportive and nurturing,” he said. Another accomplishment completed under Welch’s tenure was the building of the Orangefield Cormier Museum. He said the district will be supportive in growing the museum—something Founder Paul Cormier and his family would had wanted. Welch said now is the right time for him to retire from the district. “I’m eligible for retirement. I had a conversation with the board several months ago. It’s a strain coming back from Spring Break to plan for the

County business budget plan and it will be placed on the agenda. In other county business, the commissioners approved the Hotel/Motel Committee recommendations from organizations for the 2010-2012 request funding. Bobby Fillyaw, executive director of the Orange Coun-

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rest of the school year and it’s more of a strain planning for the next school year,” he said. “There might be plans for the 2012-2013 year, or the board may have a different vision and I may be a roadblock.” Welch will continue living in the community and be available to help the district in any way. He’s not sure yet how he will spend his retirement, but when he was interviewed by telephone, he was on his way to watch the Lamar Cardinals basketball game in Katy. He said it’s a nice experience to watch the game as a fan rather than as an administrator on duty. “I’ll relax and rejuvenate. As far as the future, I really don’t know,” Welch said. Nancy Ashworth, OISD board president, wrote in a press release Welch has contributed 26 years of countless hours to OISD. “He has been instrumental in acquiring grants for our schools, acquiring land for future growth, completing the bond projects, bringing salaries for all employees to a more competitive level, adding a new life skills building at the high school, advancing our Ag Department and major technology improvements across the entire district,” she wrote.

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ty Economic Development Corporation, said more than $350,000 have been collected in funds for HOT. The shelter of last resort being built on FM 1442 will receive $221,500 and $128,500 will go to the organizations. Fillyaw added the public hearing between the com-

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mittee and the organizations “went exceptionally well.” Tina Barrow, elections administrator for the county, reported a federal court ordered the state primary be held on May 29 and a run-off election, if necessary, on July 31. Early voting will be from May 19May 25. Voters will not receive their registration cards in the mail until the early part of April because of the delay in redistricting. Michael James of the Road & Bridge Department reported crews have been taking down dead trees along roadways and they have been removing debris along FM 1130. The court approved the purchase of two 2012 Ford F-150 trucks for $34,570 from David Self Ford. This is a purchase for the mosquito control department. Thibodeaux said he was glad to see the purchase go to a local dealer. Jeff Kelley, emergency management coordinator, said the shelter of last resort on FM 1442 construction is still on schedule and crews will start on the roof this Friday. Thibodeaux read proclamations designating March 9 as “Orange County Charities Day” and recognizing and honoring the Port ArthurGolden Triangle National Association of Women in Construction, Chapter No. 377 and its elected Chapter Officers and Chapter Membership.

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BCCC banquet Thursday Staff Report For The Record

The annual Bridge City Chamber of Commerce Banquet will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 8 in the Bridge City Community Center. Each year, the Chamber gives an award for Citizen of the Year and Business of the Year. Last year, Jamie Harrison received the Citizen of the Year award and the County Record and the Penny Record received Business of the Year. This year’s Citizen of the Year award will be given to Pastor John W. Harrell, Pastor of United Pentecostal Church. The Chamber has announced the three finalists for the Business of the Year Award for 2011. Nominations of businesses that belong to the Chamber of Commerce were submitted by the community. The selection criteria included a substantiated history as an established business in the area, impact of the business on the local job market, indication of continued growth such as sales, innovativeness of product or service offered, response to adversity with methods utilized to solve them, and contribution of personal time and other resources to aid in the community. After careful consideration, the three businesses nominated to receive this award are Wayside Florist, Collision Clinic and Golden Triangle Family Care. Wayside Florist, located at 160 Bland in Bridge City, will be celebrating 61 years in service to the community in 2012. Owner, Linda Shinkle takes great pride in serving her community and puts her heart and soul in her work. Customer satisfaction is her top priority whether it be providing for school functions, births, weddings or during difficult times of bereavement. This family owned and operated business is committed to offering only the finest floral arrangements and gifts backed by service that is friendly and prompt. Because all their customers are important, their professional staff is dedicated to making a customer’s experience a pleasant one. Wayside Florist has also stepped up multiple times to help the chamber on various projects. Collision Clinic, located at 2015 FM 408, has been in business in Bridge City for over 22 years. Owner, Jerald Smith started small and his business has continued to grow. Smith has the reputation of being fair, honest and going beyond expectations for his customers. He considers his customers as his friends. Smith’s business ethic speaks for itself. It doesn’t matter whether the repair is big or small, Smith strives for quality workmanship. He has repaired half


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pick-up, and no water and sewer,” he said. Sanders believes Port Arthur annexed the property 15 years ago because there were some legal contentions between Bridge City and Port Arthur with Port Arthur concerned Bridge City was expanding that direction. The Townsends have lived at the location for over five years, but they didn’t know Port Arthur wouldn’t provide the city services. “Most expect the provision of city services. It’s the city’s problem; not the Townsends,” Sanders said. Sanders has just filed the petition with the city secretary in Port Arthur. The city has 60 days to disannex the property. If they refuse or more petitioners come forward, an action may be filed in the district court in Orange County on their behalf. He further explained there are two courses of action his clients can take: “One, Port Arthur responds to the request from the Townsends through the city council.


the community’s vehicles whether it was business or personal. Smith has a community spirit, donating to various organizations and helping families in need. Smith and the Collision Clinic are outstanding members of the business community that works quietly behind the scenes to make the community a better place to live. Golden Triangle Family Care, located at 615 W. Roundbunch Road in Bridge City, provides quality medical care for every member of your family. Dr. Penning and Dr. Satir have been in the business of medicine for two decades and strive to offer well rounded care. Stephanie Hyden, FNPC specializes in women’s health and family medicine. Their staff is from this area and the majority of them have been with the practice in excess of five years. They offer a wide variety of services which include well visits, flu vaccinations, lab, x-ray, routine office visits and minor surgery. Dr. Chris Penning opened a medical practice in 1992 when he finished his internship at Doctors Hospital. The first location was at 995 W. Roundbunch in Bridge City the “old Granger Seafood Restaurant location,” then the office moved to 615 W. Roundbunch Rd. For a short while the office re-located to 220 E. Roundbunch while the 615 W. Roundbunch location was demolished and the current facility was constructed in 1995. Dr. Penning is married to Bethany and they have two children, Samantha and Jeffery. The Penning’s have lived in Bridge City since 1992. Dr. Servet Satir was born in Augusta, Maine in 1965. Dr. Satir is married to Beverly and they have two children Olivia and Micah. The Satir’s currently reside in West Orange and have since 1996. Dr. Satir joined Dr. Penning in 1998 when he also finished the residency program at Doctors Hospital in Groves. In 2008 Stephanie Hyden, RN FNP was added as a mid-level provider to meet the additional needs of our community. Both physicians are Board Certified in Family Practice and have very strong ties to our community. After hurricane Ike the clinic was somewhat damaged but despite the obstacles the doctors decided to re-open the practice as soon as possible to serve their community. So even with restoration crews underfoot Golden Triangle Family Care Center re-opened Sept. 29 just 16 days after the hurricane where they continue to address the needs of the Bridge City residents and those of the surrounding communities. Tickets for the banquet are $20 and still available by contacting the Bridge City Chamber office at 409-735-5671.

They made previous requests to the city council but were refused to be put on the agenda,” Sanders said. “At this point the Townsends propose, at last, to disannex and it’s up to Port Arthur to decide to accept it. “Two, the Townsends decide to file suit. Texas Statute requires the entire annexed area be disannexed and that’s why it would be the entire 3,200 acres.” Sanders said this is his first case involving disannexation, though he has worked in the past with clients and governments for annexation and he has probably looked at disannexation laws in the process. “My client’s financial motivation is for not paying city taxes every year for no city services,” Sanders said. “The Townsends have a legitimate complaint. The other property residents may have legal standing to assert a claim. Port Arthur has not acted in good faith. They have ignored the Townsends and not heard from their citizens.”

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“Gulf Coast Sports Museum.”*****Bald Eagles have been spotted near Bridge City by the edge of Twin Lakes. *****Matt Hardy turns 18 years old on March 9. *****Robert Foster and Chris Richter turn 50. *****The Rev. Dale Vance endorses Karen Jo Vance for re-election as county clerk. His open public letter, in part says, “I’ve known Karen Jo 29 years. I married her. I married her to my son Robert; I’m a preacher you see. Karen has been a great addition to our family. We love her.” (Editor’s note: the Rev. Vance has passed away since he wrote that letter but Karen Jo and Robert are still married and she is still our county clerk.)*****The Bridge City Chamber named Megan Pike, of Bridge City and Autumn Scott, of Orangefield, as “Students of the Month.”*****Douglas Clark’s sculpture of Orange County native Bum Phillips can be viewed at Port Arthur’s Museum of the Gulf Coast.

From the Creaux’s Nest YOU GOTTA FEEL FOR TORNADO VICTIMS While we’re enjoying the nice weather and a big, bright, full moon hanging up high, it’s easy to forget that many are facing devastation. Tornados have swept through many states leaving over 50 people dead and many more left homeless and with everything gone. Some communities have been totally wiped out. Unless you’re a victim, it’s easy to just ignore those unfortunate people’s problems. The Tuesday “USA Today” newspaper, the nations largest, has no coverage of the vast destruction in several states. To us on the Gulf Coast, who have been victimized by hurricanes, can appreciate the heartbreak those in a tornados path are going through. I wouldn’t trade our hurricanes for their cyclones. Today is Super Tuesday, with elections in 10 states, but I’m sure those storm victims could care less about politics yet “USA Today” donated six pages to Super Tuesday. Romney will be the eventual GOP nominee but he won’t hit a homerun today but he should get a good double, with some close wins. He will be a weak candidate even if he hits a triple. Gotta move on; please come along, it won’t do you no harm. LIMBAUGH’S TRIADE BRINGS BLACKLASH My intentions were not to get into the contraception controversy, letting the chips fall where they would on that one. However, here comes Rush Limbaugh with the vilest attack on a young female college student I’ve ever heard. I considered no one in his right mind would launch such an attack. I watched the clip several times and I’m convinced Rush was not in his right mind. The four-time married Rush has always belittled women, but never went this far before. I’m convinced this guy, who had a 4,000 a month pill habit, on this day was loaded on something, possibly something stronger than pills. Republicans have been waging “War on Women” because of GOP’s stances on contraception. Limbaugh’s tirade, on his radio talk show, was a vast escalation. For three days he doubled down on his attack of Sandra Fluke, a Georgetown university law student, who had testified that a friend had an ovary removed because her insurance company wouldn’t cover the prescription birth control she needed to stop the growth of cysts. On Wednesday, Limbaugh unleashed a lengthy, verbal assault. His face was red, his hands waving wildly when he said, “What does it say about the college coed---who goes before a congressional committee and essentially says that she must be paid to have sex?” Limbaugh continued, “It makes her a slut, right? It makes her a prostitute, she wants to be paid to have sex.” “We want something for it. We want you to post the videos online so we can all watch.” The backlash began quickly. Members of congress, women’s groups, administrators and faculty of her Roman Catholic University backed fluke. She received a call from President Obama, who told her that her parents should be proud of her. Not one of the GOP leaders chastised Limbaugh. FOX News, Sean Hannity and Bill O’Riely gave Rush cover. Clear Channels, owners of 800 stations, announced they have a multimillion dollar yearly contract with Limbaugh through 2016. To date a dozen of his sponsors have cancelled their advertising. I’ve been holding a small survey of my own about contraception. I haven’t found one woman in two-dozen, including Catholics, who didn’t use contraceptives at one time or another. Not one. All admit it should be covered by their health insurance even though some no longer need it. Women won’t forget, that you can bet on. TURNING BACL THE HANDS OF TIME 10 Years Ago-2002 Demolition of the Bridge City Junior High School begins in order to make way for the construction, starting this summer, of the new high school. A $19,675 million bond issue passed last year funds the $11.9 million building. Assistant Superintendent Joe Chenella said if everything goes as scheduled classes in the new facilities should start in the fall of 2003. *****Bridge City merchants plan festive come back. Members of the Bridge City Merchants are Debbie’s Gold Gem, Luv Lingerie, Wayside Florist, Barbara’s Photography, Peddlers Lane, Classy Peacock, Tropical Tan, Gifts of Grace, Total Impressions and Mona’s Cedar Chest. *****Bridge City football player Jason Yeaman has been selected to the “Texas Football All-Star Team,” which will play in the Down Under Bowl in Australia. *****Jason Mathews is inducted into the

35 Years Ago-1977 Brown Claybar, 26, an Orange native, who supported the school merger, has become the 10th candidate for the post of West Orange-Cove School Board. Claybar and wife Linda have a preschool age son, Warren, and are expecting another child in June. (Editor’s note: Brown did get elected to the school board, ran for and was elected mayor of Orange. After many years of accomplishments, he is retiring and not running for reelection. His pre-school age son, in 1977, is now running the family funeral home business. Time just moves on.)*****The H.D. Pate’s move into a newly acquired home purchased from Charlie Guidry in Sylvan Glades. *****Howard and Evelyn Morse and Bill and Elaine Townes are in Dallas making grocery purchases for the grand opening of “Big Red Pantry” in April. A fire destroyed the original Morse’s’ Super Market. The new store will replace it on Texas Ave. in Bridge City. *****Nolton Brown celebrates his birthday this week. *****Coach Barbara Williams, Bridge City girl’s basketball coach, gave birth to a baby girl last week*****Bridge City Little League selects Jerry McInnis as president. (Editor’s note: Jerry went on to hold the presidency for 30 years.)*****The number one country song is “Say You’ll Stay Until Tomorrow” by Tom Jones. Number 10 is “She’s Just an Old Love Turned Memory” by Charlie Pride. *****Bill Nickum, Rotary program chairman, has announced that Ginger Rigby, teacher, who heads up the Remedial Reading Instructional under the Title One program, will be guest speaker at the next Rotary meeting. (Editor’s note: A few years later Mrs. Rigby unfortunately drowned in Cow Bayou in front of her home.) BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK Dana Bourque, Betty Henry, Jennifer Barclay, Mike White, Libby Mitchell, Misty Thurman, Rick Trahan, Charles Day, Leisa Miller, Shelly Granger, Brandon Phillips, Carol Smith, Christi Wiegreffe, David Thibodeaux, Pat Pate, Ryan Buker, Liz Weaver, Angela Burris, Brittney Zenos, Charlie Bradley, Don Grooms, Elaine Padgett, Claudia Gilson, Santiago Baca, Jordon Doiron, Josh Goss, Gloria Jones, Ken Hillsten, Mary White, Wade Gillett, B.W. Parks, Bob Izer, Pat Lund, Rick McCall, James McClanahan, Cindy Reynolds, Dottie Gunstream, George Baker, Kate Benoit, AJ Strahan, “Colton “”CJ”” Dugan”, Jack Morgan, Bryleigh Moore, Andrew Willingham, Carol Ann Kimbrow, Rod Sheppard, Amy Peevey, Kyle Dubose, Jean Braus, John Collin Kimbrow, Lindsey Bland, Claude Tarver and Lana Sepulvado. A FEW HAPPENINGS American Idol has selected its top 13 finalists. Season 11 could be one of the most balanced ever. One area contestant, 19-year-old Joshua Ledet, of West Lake, La., which is on the west side of the Lake Charles Bridge is a smooth R&B crooner. He has the potential to be one of the most dynamic performers. Texas has only one finalist, 18-year-old Hollie Cavanagh of McKinney, Texas. She is a British born, very attractive teenager. Her performance of Christina Aquilera’s “Reflection” leads me to believe she won’t be the strongest female in the contest. Other contestants are Colton Dixon, 20, Tennessee, Elise Testone, 28, South Carolina, Heejun Han, 22, New York, Jessica Sanchez, 16, San Diego, Phillip Phillips, 21, Georgia, Skylar Laine, 18, Mississippi, Jermaine Jones, 25, New Jersey, Shannon Margane, 16, Florida, DeAndre Brackensick, 17, California, Erika Van Pelt, 26, Rhode Island, Jeremy Rosado, 19, Florida. The show airs Wednesday at 7 p.m. on FOX. This group is so evenly matched there doesn’t seem to be an early favorite. It will be an interesting final. *****I understand Mowers Tractors, Inc., 411 Border Street, is having a big, annual open house this Friday and Saturday. See Steve and Susan Moore and the gang. Get ready for grass cutting time with a great Dixie Clipper or any good deal of your choice.*****CREAUX’S TIP OF THE WEEK: Bloodstains on clothes are a problem. Not really, just pour a little hydrogen peroxide on a cloth and proceed to wipe off every drop of blood. Believe me, it works every time. *****CAJUN DEFINATION: praline (praw-leen). It’s the sweetest of sweets. This New Orleans tradition is a candy patty made of sugar, cream and pecans. *****The Wednesday Lunch Bunch had an overflow crowd at Robert’s Restaurant last week. Some friends attending that are not regulars were the Huffman’s, Betty and Jack, former Orange city manager and also former manager in Greeley, Colorado and Irving Texas. He and B.J., both natives of Orange, despite owning a large ranch near Fredericksburg, have come back home to spend their remaining years. They are happy and say there’s no place like home.***Donna Scales made her famous Almond Joy cake to celebrate Leap Year. Husband Jimmie, along with Judge Don Peters, followed the cake. Betty Harmon joined Corky, Commissioner David Dubose, Judge Mike Abbott and Lynn Arceneaux were able to visit and see friends. Our friends Cedric and Cherry Stout are always special guest. Cedric is our Pearl Harbor survivor. King Dunn, 93, is doing better since his hospital stay and Marlene Mer-

ritt is about over her foot surgery. We missed the sheriff Wednesday because he was out searching the river for a missing person. Even Brandy Slaughter, who had been absent lately, showed up, along with a couple of dozen others. The Bunch will dine at Novrozsky’s this Wednesday and back at Robert’s next.*****Folks celebrating birthdays March 7 are our buddy Rick Trahan, Mike White and Libby Mitchell.***On March 8 a couple of special lady friends Pat Pate and Liz Weaver celebrate birthdays. ***On March 9, Don Grooms, Elaine Padgett and Jordan Doiron celebrate. ***Wade Gillett and Bob Izzer have birthdays March 10. ***Getting a year older is Pat Lund, Cindy Reynolds, Dottie Gunstream and Kate Benoit on March 11. ***Celebrating on March 12 are Bryleigh and Carol Ann Kimbrow. ***Turning a year older is Jean Braus, Amy Peevey, Kyle Dubose, John Collin Kimbrow, Lindsey Bland and Claude Tarver. *****Lyle Lovett’s 25-year relationship with Curb Records is over. The independent musician has always played his way anyway. A native of Klein, Texas, Lyle today lives there with his longtime girlfriend, April Kimble. His grandfather, who the town of Klein is named for, built the home. Lyle’s latest album “Release Me” features some new songs, songs by Eric Taylor, Townes VanZandt, John Grimaudo, a piece of early Rock-N-Roll by Chuck Berry and also an old Ray Price country song.*****It was sad to learn that Coach Darrell Royal has had dementia for several years. His wife Rita has started an Alzheimer’s Foundation. We met Coach Royal many years ago and were with him on several occasions. He’s one of the greatest people I’ve even met.*****Our friend Charles Pratt is in hospital. We wish him a speedy recovery and our prayers go out to he and Edee, who hasn’t been well herself.*****District Attorney John Kimbrough is losing a capable and conscientious assistant. Amanda Sharp will be leaving and going to work in the DA’s office in New Braunfels. Her finance, a veterinarian, will be working in Luling, 30 miles away. Folks at the courthouse say she is a lot of fun to be around and will be missed. We wish Amanda the best and a long, happy married life. CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS Wanda Sykes will be 48 on March 7; Peter Sarsgaard, 42; Jenna Fischer, 38 and John Heard, 67.***On March 8, Kathy Ireland will be 49 and Freddie Prinze Jr., 36.***Bow Wow will be 25 on March 10 and Chingy, 32.***On March 10, Sharon Stone, 54; Carrie Underwood will be 29 and Chuck Norris, 72.***Benji and Joel Madden will be 33 on March 11; Anton Yelchin, 23 and Johnny Knoxville, 41.***Liza Minnelli will be 66 on March 12; James Taylor 64 and Aaron Eckhart, 44.***Common will be 40 on March 13; Emile Hirsch, 27 and Harry Melling, 23. CAJUN STORY OF THE WEEK Clovis Comeaux left Breaux Bridge, driving to New Orleans. Going down Canal Street he was in a bind him because he had an important meeting and couldn’t find a parking place. Nearly panic, he look up to da Heaven and said, “Lord, take pity on me please. If you find me a parking place I will go to church every Sunday and give up drinking dat whiskey.” Miraculously, jus like dat, a half block away, a parking place appeared. Clovis him, look up to Heaven again and say, “Never mind, Lord, I found one me.” Clovis run down da street, at da crossing da cop stop da flow of traffic and shouted, “Okay pedestrians.” Den he allow da traffic to pass. Da cop done dis several times and Clovis still stood on da sidewalk. After da cop shouted “pedestrians” a few more times, Clovis him, is mad and going late. He went up to dat cop and say, “Look here, ain’t it about time you let da Catholics across, hanh?” C’EST TOUT Well, the Texas primary interim redistricting maps were finally set last week by a San Antonio Federal Court. The state primaries will be May 29; filing period ends Friday, March 9. Anyone who wants to file or maybe looking at their hole card and want to file with a different party affiliation can do so until Friday. Absentee ballots can be requested starting March 30. Deadline for voter registration cards to be issued is April 25. Candidates have until April 9 to establish residency in the district they have declared to run in. Runoffs, if needed, will be delayed until July 31.*****In local elections we were glad to see that our friends Jimmy Sims and Essie Bellfield will be on the Orange City Council. Jimmy will be the new mayor. He has some big shoes to fill. Brown Claybar is and has been a very good mayor. Essie is a former Orange mayor and they will work well together.*****Luck of the draw. Our guy David Ball, running for Pinehurst city council in a crowded field, with beginners luck, drew number one for a chance at two council seats.*****I’ve run plumb out of time and space. I thank you for coming along. Please read us cover to cover and patronize those in our advertising family. Be sure to tell them we sent you. Finally, I can get to dunking Oreo cookies in milk in observance of Oreo’s 100th birthday. If it doesn’t have a double cross on it, it’s not Oreo. Thanks again, take care and God bless.

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March 6, 1836 Kent Conwell

Lighter Side of Life For The Record

Eight score and sixteen years ago, our fathers brought forth in this state a new republic, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal and are not subject to the dictates of despots. Sound familiar? Though it is a poor pedestrian paraphrasing of Lincoln’s historic and unforgettable Gettysburg Address, it addresses the fact that on March 6 one hundred and seventy-six years ago, a diverse band of 189 determined patriots died in an effort to free Texas from the iron grip of the dictator, Santa Anna. Now, everyone knows of William Travis, Jim Bowie, and Davy Crockett, but what about the others? Just how diverse was this ragtag army? General scholarship erroneously suggests the defenders were professional soldiers and Anglos resentful of Santa Anna. Not so according to Richard Lindley III of the University of Texas. In fact, most of the men at the Alamo were farmers in their twenties. Not all were Anglos. Some were from the Hispanic population of San Antonio and Laredo. Many were from other states. In addition to Crockett’s Tennesseans, some came from as far away as New York and Pennsylvania. I’d often wondered just why a New Yorker or Pennsylvanian would journey so far to take part in something that did not affect him, but Lindley explained that perhaps the revolution in Texas evoked feelings much like that of the War for Independence had only fifty years earlier in the east. The largest group of defenders, not counting those from Texas, hailed from Louisiana. Then came Crockett’s Tennesseans and their next-door neighbors from Kentucky.

Of the ninety-five Texans at the Alamo, forty came from Gonzales, thirty-two of whom boldly rode through the Mexican lines under cover of darkness after the siege had begun. Eleven of the defenders came from San Antonio, among them James Bowie, who had become a Mexican citizen a few years earlier upon marrying the daughter of the vice=governor of the province. Nacogdoches and Brazoria Counties were each represented by ten patriots. According to Dr. Lindley, the Alamo defenders were not mercenaries, but a legitimate army with assigned ranks made up of men desiring freedom from a dictatorial ruler who had declared martial law and abolished all power of the states of Mexico. The small man commanded such immense power that he singlehandedly struck down the democracy of Mexico and replaced it with his dictatorship. The fuse that would ignite the Alamo had been set almost fifteen years earlier when Moses Austin approached Spanish authorities for a large tract of Texas land to sell to American pioneers. Only 3,500 native Mexicans had so far settled in Texas, which at the time was northern part of the Mexican state of Coahuila y Tejas. The Spanish government welcomed the idea for two reasons; to provide a buffer against illegal U.S. settlers who were creating problems in East Texas and to help develop the land. Mexico placed two conditions on land ownership: settlers had to become Mexican citizens, and they had to convert to Roman Catholicism. Americans eager for land had no compunction or conscience in accepting the conditions. By 1830, 16,000 Americans had settled in Texas, forming a 4-to-1 majority in the northern section of Coahuila y Tejas. As the Anglo population grew, Mexican authorities became concerned over the American presence. Differences in language and culture created problems between the settlers and the native citizens. Colonists refused to learn Spanish; they maintained their own

schools; they conducted most of their trade with the United States. This streak of independence worried the Mexican government, so in an effort to reassert its authority over Texas, the government reiterated its stand against slavery; set up a chain of military posts occupied by convict soldiers; restricted trade with the U.S.; and decreed an end to further American immigration. Colonists tolerated the domination, much as U.S. colonists had so many decades earlier tolerated Britain’s iron rule. Eventually, it became too oppressive, so in 1835, the settlers adopted a constitution and organized a temporary government, but they voted dramatically against declaring independence. They hoped to depose Santa Anna peacefully using legal means and restore power to the state governments per the Mexican constitution of 1824. Perhaps, they hoped, even achieving a separate state of Texas. But time had run out. In the autumn of 1835, Texas riflemen captured Mexico’s military headquarter in San Antonio. The revolution had begun. Word reached Santa Anna, and soon rumors spread through Texas that the dictator was on the move with 7,000 soldiers, a wildly inflated number. His army was made up of fresh recruits and Indian troops the latter of whom spoke or understood little Spanish. When Houston learned Santa Anna was headed for San Antonio, he ordered the city abandoned. One hundred-fifty rebels disobeyed, deciding instead to defend the city from the protection of the Alamo. Travis, Bowie, and Crockett led them. Santa Anna lay siege on the presidio. One night, thirty-two men from Gonzales slipped through the Mexican lines. The story goes that on March 5, Travis drew a line in the sand with his sword and announced only those willing to die for Texas independence cross the line. All except one crossed. Bowie, confined to his bunk, insisted on being carried across. LIGHTER SIDE PAGE 9A

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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.

BC Knights of Columbus host Lenten dinners Bridge City Knights of Columbus Lenten fish dinners (fried catfish, fries, coleslaw,hush puppies) begins from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Friday through March 30. Cost $8 per plate. Dine-in or take-out. Will deliver for ten or more. Please call in orders Thursday evening or early Friday by 9 a.m. Please call 735-5725.

LCM FFA to host Spring Easter Fundraiser The Little Cypress-Mauriceville FFA is kicking off their Spring Easter Fundraiser. Meat items and the dessert orders must are being taken and should be turned in by Friday, March 9, (Friday before Spring Break) and will be in before Easter Weekend. The forms and information are attached. To place an order, contact Brandy Whisenant, 409-886-5821 extension 1040



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Knights of the Columbus in Vidor host fish, shrimp fry 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 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.

OC Retired Senior Citizens to meet March 12 The regular monthly of The Orange County Retied Senior Citizens will be at 9:30 on Monday, March 12 at The Salvation Army Building on the corner of MLK and Strickland. If you plan to stay for lunch, bring a covered dish. Also, each person should bring one or two Bingo Prizes. Do not forget to bring soaps to be taken to Orange Christian Services. All seniors are welcome to attend. For more information, call 409 883-6161.

OC Retired Teachers to meet March 12 The Orange County Retired Teachers group will meet on Monday, March 12 at 11 a.m. at the Wesley United Methodist Church, located at 401 37th Street in Orange. The guest speaker will be Orange County Sheriff’s Deputy 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 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 Book Project and pull tabs for the Ronald McDonald House.

Bromeliad Society to meet March 12 The Golden Triangle Bromeliad Society meets on the second Monday of each month. This month’s meeting will be Monday, March 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Garden Center Building at the Beaumont Botanical Gardens at Terrell Park off Fannett Road in Beaumont. Refreshments will precede the meeting. Those interested are encouraged to attend. Call 409-866-5721 or 409-8924498 for information on the meeting and directions.

Red Hot Flashers to meet March 15 The Red Hot Flashers of the Red Hat Society will meet Thursday, March 15, at 11 a.m. at the garden center of Wal-mart. The ladies will carpool to L’auberge du lac casino for lunch and fun. There will be no door prizes this month. Birthday lady is Lady Evangline, Billie Becker. All ladies are welcome. For information call: 409-886-1609.

BC Band Boosters to hold meeting March 20 Bridge City Band Boosters will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, March 20 at 6:30 p.m. in the high school band hall. Follow the group on Facebook or by visiting

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.

Lion Pride 5K set for March 24 A 5K run/walk has been scheduled for Saturday, March 29 at 9 a.m. in Claiborne Park. All proceeds will benefit the Community Christian School Athletic Department. Paper registration forms can be found at or those interested can register online at 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 409313-4357, 409-746-9753 or at

BC Project Graduation to host Ladies Night Out LSCO ACE Program meeting set for March 27 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

The Lamar State College-Orange ACE program will be holding a free informational meeting on March 27 at 6 p.m. in the Wilson Building, Room 134. The meeting will discuss the program on campus and how to register, and will also explore the new ACE Program certification that is now available completely online. For more information on the meeting, please contact the ACE Program at 409-882-3952

Art in the Park scheduled for March 24

Guns vs. Hoses set for April 23

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.

The 17th Annual Charity Basketball Game Guns vs. Hoses has be scheduled for Monday, April 23 at 7 p.m. in the Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School Gymnasium. Tickets are $3 for adults and $2 for students. All proceeds will go towards the LCM Project Safe Graduation. The community is invited to come out and support the LCM Project Safe Graduation and watch the Orange Police Department take on the Orange Fire Department in a fun filled night. Concessions will be available and door prizes will also be given away. BULLETINS PAGE 9A

Pol.Adv.Pd for by the Rodney Townsend Campaign, Amy Townsend, M.D., Treasurer in compliance with the voluntary limits of the Judicial Campaign Fairness Act and the Fair Campaign Practices Act.

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Deaths and Memorials To Be held:

Jerry Howington Orange Jerry Howington, 83, of Orange passed away Monday, March 5, 2012 in Beaumont. Funeral Services will be at 2 p.m. T h u r s d ay, March 8, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange with the Rev. Barry Bradley, of First Baptist Church in Orange, officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home. There will be a visitation from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, at Greenwood Funeral Home in Fort Worth with a graveside service following at 2 p.m. at Greenwood Cemetery. Mr. Howington was born Dec. 16, 1928 in Fort Worth to Robert Lee and Arlene Irma (Ettheton) Howington. He attended Decatur Baptist College and Texas Wesleyan University. He attended First Baptist Church in Orange, was a member of the Lions Club in Bryan College Station and Lamesa and the Jaycees in Lamesa. He had a long career in the automotive parts industry including working as the parts manager for Ford Dealers and was the president of the South East Texas Parts and Service Sales Club for many years. In 1974, Mr. Howington established R&R Auto Supply in Orange which is now the only independently family owned auto parts store in Orange County. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Joe Howington and sister, Irma Adams. Jerry is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Marietta Howington; daughter, Sue Denosowicz and husband Paul; son, Joe Howington and wife, Paulette; daughter, Linda Risinger and husband, Mike all of Orange and son, John Howington and wife Ann of Denton. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Marisa Denosowicz-Pollard and husband, John of San Antonio, David Denosowicz and wife, Maggie Doyle of New York City, Amelia Cantu and husband, Aaron of Ft. Walton Beach, Fla., Peter Howington and wife, Caitlen of Bridge City, James Howington of Orange, Kevin Howington of Orange, Brian Risinger of Nacogdoches, Eric Risinger of Orange, Daniel Howington and wife, Cathy of Denton, Abraham Howington and wife, Jennifer of Denton, Anna Howington of New York City and Isabel Howington of Denton; nine great grandchildren; one expected great grandchild; brother, Robert Charles Howington and wife, Gayle of Arlington and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Serving as Pallbearers will be his grandsons, David Denosowicz, Daniel Howington, Abraham Howington, Peter Howington, Brian Risinger, Eric Risinger, James Howington and Kevin Howington.

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Kenneth “Kenny” Dale Perkins Orange

Kenneth “Kenny” Dale Perkins, 72, of Orange passed away peacefully at his home S a tu r d ay, March 3. Funeral Services will be at 2 p.m., Friday March 9, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Reverend Joseph P. Daleo of St. Mary Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Born in Crowley, La. on Feb. 23, 1940, Kenneth was the son of Leo Perkins and Edna (Benoit) Perkins Davison. He was an entrepreneur and co-founder of the Home Decorating and Remodeling Show all throughout the gulf coast region. He worked as a pilot car driver for over 20 years and most recently with Louisiana Escort Service. He never met a stranger and everyone who knew him, loved him, but most of all he was a wonderful husband, father, step father, grandfather and uncle who loved his family beyond measure. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leo Perkins and Edna (Benoit) Perkins Davison; brother, William “Billy” Perkins and sister, Betty Perkins Kitt. Kenneth is survived by his wife, Brenda (Farque) Perkins of Orange; daughter, Gail Perkins Savarino and husband, David; daughter, Royce Perkins all of Nederland; grandchildren, Kendal and Kamren Savarino, Anthony and Leeanna Martinez, Katherine Perkins, Danie Lakey and great grandchild, Isaac James Elizando. He is also survived by his step children, many nieces, nephews and friends who all will miss him dearly until we meet again. Held:

Anna “Louise” Mitchell Orange Anna “Louise” Mitchell, 79, of Orange passed away Feb. 26, at her residence. Funeral Services were held Thursday, March 1, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange with Pastor George Gaul officiating. Burial followed at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City. Born in Shelbyville, Texas on May 9, 1932, Louise was the daughter of M.T. and Ophelia (Vaughn) Snider. She is preceded in death by her husband, J.D. Mitchell; and daughters, Cherry Mitchell and Johnnie Louise Mitchell. Louise is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Gary Clements of Overton, Texas; son, John Douglas Mitchell Jr. of Lovelady, Texas; grandchildren, David McGuire, Darin McGuire, John Douglas Mitchell III, Jerrica Mitchell, Jarrett Mitchell and Jordan Mitchell; great-grandchildren, Melody Mitchell, Claire McGuire and Landon Williams; and sister, Novie Williamson. John Mitchell, Darin McGuire, Robert Wortham, Jordan Mitchell, Jarrett Mitchell and Todd Goss served as pallbearers.


Betty Sue Sadler Mauriceville

Betty Sue Sadler, 66, of Mauriceville, passed away Saturday, March 3, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Port Arthur. Services to honor her life were held Monday, March 5, in the Chapel of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange. Rite of Committal and Interment followed services in Autumn Oaks Memorial Park in Orange. Betty was born on Jan. 2, 1946 in Center, Texas to her parents, Charles Reed and Evelyn (Swanston) Reed, she lived in the Orange area for 60 years, she had worked as a store manager for a local oil company and was of the Lutheran faith. Betty enjoyed drawing, crafts, planting flowers, playing games on her computer and spending time with her family. Betty is preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Beverly Wilson and her brothers, Raymond, Ralph and Bobby Reed. Those who will most cherish her memory are her husband, Wesley Sadler of Mauriceville; her daughters, Evelyn Sadler of Austin and Leslie Estes and husband, Curtis of Little Cypress; her son, Richard Sadler and wife, Brenda of The Woodlands; her sister, Mary Saunders and husband, Chuck of Orange and Carolyn Perry of Vinton, La.; her brothers, Larry Reed of Church Point, La. and Johnny Reed of La Porte, Texas; her mother-in-law, Louise Frances Sadler of Mauriceville; ten grandchildren and a host of extended family. Condolences may be extended to the family at Held:


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Phynice Juanita Morehead Fuller Orange

Evan Michael Rayner Bridge City

Phynice Juanita Morehead Fuller, 90, of Orange went home to be with the Lord and her family March 3. Funeral Services were held on Tuesday, March 6, at Thomas Crossing United Pentecostal Church in Rocky Hill, Texas with the Rev. Randall McCoy officiating. Burial followed at Sims Cemetery also in Rocky Hill, Texas. Born in Angelina County, Texas on Dec. 4, 1921, Phynice was the daughter of Archie and Beatrice (Anderson) Morehead. She was a resident of Orange Villa but previously resided at Optimist Village for seven years. She was very creative and had many hobbies in arts and craft. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ollie Fuller; children, JoAnn Kinder, Dwight Fuller and Tommy Fuller; grandson, Steve Smith; sister, Myrl McCoy; and brothers, Prentice Morehead, Verble Morehead and Wadous “Tot” Morehead. Phynice is survived by her daughter, LaJuan Fuller of Orange; eight grandchildren, Jeff Smith, Greg Smith, Cynthia Nagle, Ramona McDaniel, Sondra Kinder, Craig Fuller, Kent Fuller and Kristy Davis; twenty-four great-grandchildren; and thirteen great great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brothers and sisters-in-law, Henry and Janet Morehead, Travis “Boots” and Jackie Morehead, W.J. and Hazel Morehead, and LaMorris and Maxine Morehead; sister and brother-in-law, Faye and John Pollino; and brother-inlaw, Reverend B.H. McCoy. Greg Smith, Jeff Smith, Kent Fuller, Craig Fuller, Scott Morehead and Mark Page served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Doug Wissing and Marty Nagle.

Evan Michael Rayner passed away Feb. 17, at The Woman’s Hospital of Texas in Houston. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday, March 10, at St. Helen Catholic Church in Orangefield with the Rev. George Kidangen officiating. Burial will follow at St. Mary Cemetery in Orange. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, at the church. Evan is survived by his parents, Chris and Wendy (Hubert) Rayner of Bridge City; grandparents, Fred “Iky” and Jeanette Hubert of Orange, Stanley and Janie Rayner of Silsbee; greatgrandparents, James and Isola Cormier of Orange, Carlton and Earline (Rayner) Walters of Louin, Mississippi; brother and sister, Cale Logan Rayner and Kalyn Nicole Rayner of Bridge City; God Mother, Jessica Stoute of Lumberton; and God Father, Jonnathan Rayner of Nederland. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Evan’s name to MCT Credit Union, account number 10266-052. Arrangements are held under the direction of Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Calvin Harvey Bridge City Calvin Elmer Harvey, 84, of Bridge City passed away March 1, at St. Patrick Hospital in Lake Charles, La. Funeral Services were held Sunday, March 4, at First Baptist Church Bridge City with the Rev. Bob Boone and the Rev. Tommy McRight officiating. Burial followed at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City. Preceded in death by his daughter, Sheryl Parr, three brothers and three sisters, Calvin is survived by his wife of 59 years, Bobbie Harvey; daughter and son-in-law, Laura and Richard Schur of Bridge City; and son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Vickie Harvey of Austin. He is also survived by his six grandchildren, Jessica Schur, Melissa Schur, Megan Stanley, Shae Harvey, Ty Harvey, Shana Parr; three great-grandchildren, Hunter Stonebreaker, Landon Moody, Carson Parr; sister, Dorothy Benoit of West Lake, La.; and brother, George Harvey of Bridge City. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to First Baptist Church Bridge City, 200 West Round Bunch Road, Bridge City, Texas 77611. Arrangements are held under the direction of Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.


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Martha Lou Holmes Orange Martha Lou Holmes, 62, of Orange passed away Monday, March 5, at the Orange Villa. A Graveside Service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 11, at Harris Cemetery in West Orange with the Rev. Robert Edwards officiating. Born in Orange on March 15, 1949, Martha was the daughter of Stanley Joseph LeBouef Jr. and Margery Jean Hagy. She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Holmes Jr. and granddaughter, Brittany Holmes. Martha is survived by her parents, Stanley and Margery LeBouef; son and daughter-in-law, Brian and Sherri Holmes of Orange; son, Scott Holmes of Orange; and daughter, Jamie Holmes of Orange. She is also survived by her grandson, Kevin Holmes; greatgrandchildren, Hanna Holmes and Lillie Holmes; brother, Paul LeBouef his wife, Kaylard; niece, Leah LeBouef; nephews, Terry and Tyler LeBouef; and special friend, Robert Bell. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73123-1718. Arrangements are held under the direction of Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.


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Green ideas for St. Patrick’s Day



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Country Crawfish Stew Country Cookin’ by Von Broussard

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St. Patrick’s Day is best known for its parades of revelers decked head to toe in green. Green, after all, is the official color of the holiday. However, those showing off their love of green can take it one step further and implement environmentally friendly, or green, practices for their celebration and beyond. The United States Census bureau reports that each year roughly 26 billion pounds of corned beef is sold for the holiday and 2 billion pounds of cabbage. Sales for chrysanthemums, particularly of a lime green shade, come in at around $25 million. The holiday is certainly one of excess, but there are many ways to minimize a lot of it and incorporate some eco-friendly ideas into St. Patrick’s Day celebrations --or any celebrations for that matter. Shop locally. Find out if you can purchase meat for corned beef from a local butcher shop or from a nearby cattle farm. Find a recipe for creating a brine in a recipe book or online and make your own corned beef dinner that allows

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Be mindful when parading.Many communities host their own St. Patrick’s Day parade. With hundreds or even thousands of people traipsing through the neighborhood, there is the potential for some environmental impact. Watch where you walk so that you don’t trample grass or flowers that may be budding. Don’t dispose of trash in the street where it can become litter. Avoid the use of confetti or balloons, which will have to be cleaned up afterward and may end up damaging the environment. Carpool to the parade and ensure the majority of participants are marching down Main Street and not riding in

emissions-producing floats. Use your leftovers. Although corned beef is often a taste enjoyed once or twice a year, that doesn’t mean you should simply discard the leftovers from a St. Patrick’s Day meal. Dice up the corned beef to add to omelets. Slice it thinly and make a reuben sandwich complete with rye bread and mustard. Turn potatoes into soup or croquettes. Leftover cabbage can be turned into sauerkraut or cole slaw. St. Patrick’s Day impacts the environment every year. But with a few simple changes, eco-conscious revelers can enjoy a festive and environmentally friendly holiday.

Rosemary is not just for cooking Master Gardener Wanda Woods Special to The Record Rosemary has a long history as one of our most useful herbs. This fragrant, evergreen herb is a member of the mint family and has about a dozen varieties. Most varieties of this shrub-like herb are about one to two feet tall and they spread out and get up to three feet wide. Both seeds and cutting are easy ways of propagating, but the process is slow. Seedlings will appear about three weeks after planting. It blooms

throughout the summer with very small light blue flowers. This plant originated from the Mediterranean area. It does best in full sun, although it can tolerate some shade. Rosemary is an easy plant to grow not requiring much care just an occasional watering and a well drained soil. They are cold tolerant. In the kitchen it can be used fresh or dried for flavoring in dishes like spaghetti, soups, roasted potatoes, pork, ham and many others. Let me tell you about an easy way to store fresh rosemary. Take the leaves and fill

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Fraternal Order of Eagles to host pool tournament The Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 2523, located at 803 N. 28th Street in Orange, will be hosting a pool tournament every Friday starting at 8 p.m. Prize money goes to first and second place winners. The community is invited to come meet the members of Aerie 2523 and join in the fun. For more information, please call 409-886-7381.

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.

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 regis-

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At 5 a.m. next morning, Mexican troops hurled a massive attack at the garrison. By 8 a.m., all defenders lay dead. Rumor says seven defenders surrendered but were immediately executed. Twelve to fifteen women and children survived. Mexican troops soaked the dead in oil, stacked them like cordwood, and burned them. The number of Mexican troops slain varies widely from 250 to 1500. The former number is the Mexican count, the last, the Texian count. Though a defeat, the Alamo gave the Texas army a psychological boost as did the treacherous murders at Goliad on Palm Sunday a few weeks later. ‘Remember the Alamo’ and ‘Remember Goliad’ were battle cries that lifted men from diverse walks of life and various cultures to achieve the shocking defeat of Santa Anna a few weeks later at San Jacinto.

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Ecoscaping is a growing trend among homeowners who want to take care of their lawns and landscapes but want to do so in a way that’s environmentally friendly. Integrating both landscape architecture and spatial planning with environmental science, ecoscaping is meant to help homeowners create a sustainable and eco-friendly landscape design. It’s natural to assume that ecoscaping includes looking for ways to reduce reliance on chemical pesticides, but there are many additional ways homeowners can embrace ecoscaping. This includes removing or refusing to plant invasive plants that are difficult to control because they are from different ecosystems and can threaten local wildlife and existing plants. Instead of choosing exotic plants that aren’t native to the area, choose native plants that are accustomed to the local climate. Another way to embrace ecoscaping is to develop a planting strategy wherein plants are planted in beneficial growing conditions that can eliminate theneed for chemical fertilizers and excessive watering.

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Big bass are doing their thing on Toledo COLBURN-FISHING CAPT. DICKIE COLBURN FOR THE RECORD

“Grandpa Griff taught my dad and I how to bass fish,” said 15-year old Kegan Griffin, “so I thought he was going to be really excited when I called to tell him that I caught a big bass Saturday morning. I guess I shouldn’t have told him about the white perch!” Kegan was cranking a crawfish colored three-quarter ounce trap over the top of scattered grass in Buck Creek on Toledo Bend when a 9-pound 14 ounce largemouth ambushed it in about eight feet of water.“I was okay until she jumped,” said Kegan, “and then I just lost it. Some guy was hollering that it was the biggest bass he had ever seen and I didn’t know if I was reelin’ frontwards or backwards!” Convinced that it had to weigh at least tenpounds, he put her in the livewell and continued fishing.“I would have gone in right then, but we got to the camp late Friday night and I knew everyone was still sleeping,” stated the youngster.“I caught only one more small bass, but I also caught eight big crappie that hit the same Trap before I just had to go find out how much my bass weighed.” He said that his Dad told him that it wasn’t a double-digit fish as soon as he pulled it out of the livewell. “He weighed her on three different sets of scales including our bathroom scales,” said his Dad, “but she just wouldn’t COLBURN PAGE 4B

First year Orangefield Bobcat head baseball coach Todd Trawhon looks over the field during tournament play. RECORD PHOTO: Larry Trimm


LCM Battlin’ Bear infielder Shay Richards tags out an Orangefield Bobcat base runner in hometown baseball action this week RECORD PHOTO: Larry Trimm


ham Cubs found them losing by a score of 4-2. Later Thursday the Lufkin Panthers downed the Bears 8-5. Against Lufkin, Brandon Humphrey hit a two run double, Ryan Carline had an RBI double and Reid Fults hit another RBI. Friday found the Bears still winless. Santa Fe outscored LCM when they scored one run in the second inning, six runs in the fifth and five in the sixth. The Bears scored three runs in the third inning and one run in the fifth. Santa Fe had 11 hits in the game as opposed to the Bears only bumping the ball six times. Final score 12-4, Santa Fe. Reid Fultz and Jacob Garza each had an RBI with Zack Drouillard hitting a home run. Houston Lamar gave the Bears the fourth loss of the tournament when they beat them 10-0. The Bears only earned one hit in this game. Saturday things turned to the Bears favor when they beat Bryan Rudder with a close 1211 victory. Thursday the area teams fared better in the

Area schoolboy teams had a busy three days this past Thursday, Friday, and Saturday as they all entered tournaments. As always, there were some losses and some wins. The teams played Monday night and then will rest up to hit the tournaments scheduled this coming weekend. The Cardinals are going to the LaGrange Tournament at LaGrange. LCM will go to the New Caney Tournament at Porter. They are scheduled to meet Caney Creek, Porter, Westbrook and Crosby. The Bobcats will enter the Jasper Tournament at Jasper. WOS is scheduled in the Kirbyville Tournament. It will be another busy three days for the Orange County teams. LCM’s Battlin’ Bears had a tough time at the Brenham tournament. Being so far away from home and their strong fan base probably did not help things, the Bears ended up coming back to their den only winning one out of five games. Their opening game to the host Bren-

local tournament. At the field at 1:30, West Orange-Stark the Bridge City Cardinal took on the Kelly Bulldogs. When the feathers and fur quit flying, the Cards had won with a close 5-4 score. Hunter Uzzle drove one over the fence, hit one double and stole two bases. Preston Pittman was the winning pitcher. Pittman struck out four and only allowed one run. Pittman also got two hits. Chase Shugart came in for the save. In two innings he struck out two, only allowed one hit and gave up no runs. Mitchell Hubbard played fast and hard, stealing two bases. The host Mustangs faced the Central Jaguars and put hoofbeats on their hide. The ‘Stangs scored in the first three innings, skipped the fourth and came back in the fifth and sixth innings to score eight runs against the Jags only score of two runs in the second inning. The Mustangs took the win 8-2. Grant Anderson and Chase Rutledge both went 1-2 HOMETOWN BASEBALL PAGE 2B


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BC’s Hogden signs with HBU Staff Report For The Record

Brooklyn Hogden, a senior at Bridge City High School, signed to play volleyball at Houston Baptist University under Coach Kaddie Platt. Hogden is a three year letterman of the Bridge City High School Volleyball team and the 2011 Team Captain. Hogden was one of only forty girls in the state to be selected by the Texas High School Girls Coaches Association to the 3A All-State Volleyball Team. She was also selected to the THSGCA Class 3A All-State Academic Team and was only one of twenty in 3A to receive both of these honors. She is a four year Scholastic All District Award Recipient, a three year 21-3A All-District selection. Hogden led the Lady Cardinals this season with 504 kills. She was good on 556 of 597 serves received. She also posted 365 digs, 159 assists, 62 aces and 59 blocks. Hogden has played club volleyball at Orange County Juniors for five years and is currently playing for Jefferson County Juniors.   Hogden maintains a 4.19 GPA and is a member of the National Honor Society. She is a four year letterman in softball and was a two year All District Selection, four year letterman of Basketball and was a three year All District Selection, She is cohead cheerleader and a four year cheerleader. She is a three year All American. She was awarded the 2011 NCA Individual Leadership Award and she was invited to be on the NCA Cheer staff. She has received honors such as the President’s Education Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence, Rotary Club Academic Excellence Award and was chosen as a 2011 RYLA leadership Camp Participate her Junior Year and was also selected Bridge City athlete Brooklyn Hogden signs a letter of intent to play volleyball for Houston Baptist Universoty. Pictured with Brooklyn is her mother and father, Ginger and Cody Hogden, and BCHS volleyball coach ‘Becca Peveto. RECORD PHOTO: Mark Dunn

Hometown Baseball at bat. Henry forward was 1-1. KeiJavion Cooper was the winning pitcher. WOS went back on the field for the 6:30 game against the Port Arthur Memorial Titans. In spite of hits by Erick Guillory, Jacob Finney, Daniel Woodson and Henry Forward, the Titans took the game 5-1. Pitcher Jacob Finney took the loss. Across the Bayou in Orangefield, the tourney host team, Orangefield played the Kirbyville Wildcats into the ground, winning with a score of 10-0. Ryan Gunstream was the winning pitcher. In five innings Gunstream only allowed one hit and struck out 12 batters. Braxton Smith went 2-3 at bat, hitting three RBIs, and scored three runs. Luke Johnson went 2-2 with his bat and hit one RBI. Smith, Austin Scales, and Justin Bradley each scored two runs. Eric Truncale and Johnson scored one run apiece. Dustin Selman, Corey Angelle, Jake Best and

Splendors for an away game. The Wildcats dropped the ball by a score of 14-0. The Bears battled the Orangefield Bobcats.

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Justin Bradley each got one hit. The Bobcats scored four runs in the first inning, and three in the second and third innings. The Saturday games saw the Bobcats win over the Memorial Titans by 7-5. Blake Permenter pitched six innings and allowed five runs and three hits. Luke Johnson pitched one inning, allowed one hit and no runs. Johnson got credit for the win. Best, at the plate hit 3-4, Scales going 2-4. Best also earned four RBIs, bringing in two in one at bat. Orangefield took their only loss of the tournament when they lost to the Buna Cougars 5-4 Saturday. Smith and Gunstream went 1-2 with their bats and Best and Johnson were 1-3. Braxton Smith took the losing pitcher position. Saturday Bridge City won over the Titans 12-9 and tied Buna 4-4. The WOS Mustangs took a loss to the Kelly Bulldogs 10-4. Monday night saw the Cardinals riding to



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Bridge City Cardinal head baseball coach Chad Landry. RECORD PHOTO: Mark Dunn

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Head Coach Chad Landry and his Bridge City Cardinal baseball team appear to have picked up right where they left off last season by jumping out to an impressive 7-2-1 record thus far. BC’s only two losses came in the final inning of both games with PNG and LCM. The PNG game, a 2-1 loss, on opening night was an extra inning affair that saw four BC pitchers held PNG to one hit for the entire game while striking out 13. PNG scored runs on a bases loaded walk early in the game and a bases loaded wild pitch in the top of the ninth inning. The loss to LCM also came in the bottom half of the last inning when the Bears took advantage of Cardinal miscues and a big hit for the rally to win in dramatic fashion. The Cardinals have since bounced back with some big wins including one at Baseball USA against Lagrange, a 3A Region finalist from 2011, where Senior Jacob Lemoine showed he was worthy of the attention that the Major League scouts have given him so far. Lemoine polished off Lagrange with a low 90’s fastball and nice curveball that kept the hitters off balance all night. Other highlights from the early season include an impressive no hitter from Junior Hayden Guidry against Lumberton in the Orangefield/ Certa Bearden Tournament this past weekend. BC’s pitching depth has been a strength so far during the early season tournaments. Juniors Preston Pittman and Daniel Faulk, Sophomores Blaine Mcelduff and Bryson Macfarland, along with Freshman Chase Shugart have handled the extra load of innings that tournament play requires nicely.

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Keeping innings down early in the season is a key to reducing fatigue and stress before the real district play begins. BC has been very fortunate to be so deep in talent on the hill this season, a factor that should certainly help the Cardinals navigate through a tough 21-3A district. On the offensive side of the ball Mitchell Hubbard and Cameron Dishon have both been a thorn in the side of opposing pitchers. Hubbard has just about hit anything that moves and is driving in runs at a steady pace while Dishon continues to get big hits when needed. Other Cardinals contributing to the offensive output are Juniors Hayden Guidry and Bryce Sampere along with Sophomore Hunter Uzzle. The Cardinals are averaging a whopping eight runs per game so far while giving up only four per contest, a ratio that will certainly keep a smile on Coach Landry’s face. Defensively Bridge City has been mixing up the look while waiting for two of their key players, Matt Menard and Zach Smith, to return from injuries. Juniors Nick Portacci and Hayden Guidry have handled the chores at 3rd base while Sampere has moved between Shortstop and Second Base with Seniors Chance Lemoine and Taylor Skinner alternating at Shortstop and Second Base as well. Preston Pittman and Jacob Lemoine handle the duties at first base when needed while Hunter Uzzle takes over at catcher. The Cardinal outfield boasts two guys who can cover plenty of ground in Seniors Mitchell Hubbard in Right field and Cameron Dishon in Center along with Sophomore Keaton Langston in left. The Cardinals head for Lagrange this weekend to take on Giddings and Yoakum on Friday with another game on Saturday. The opponent for Saturday will be determined by team’s records from Friday’s games. Next week the Cardinals take on Huntington on Tuesday the 13th and Kirbyville on the 15th, both games are in BC, before Hardin Jefferson comes to town on the 23rd to kick off district play.

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Spring exhibition games under way KAZ’S KORNER JOE KAZMAR FOR THE RECORD

It’s surprising how many major league baseball fans really look forward to the start of the exhibition season in Florida’s Grapefruit League and Arizona’s Cactus League. Many of these people are “snowbirds” from the North who plan their spring vacations to these two sites where the major league baseball teams are getting ready for the start of the 2012 season in less than four weeks. There also are many fans from the Houston area who have ventured down to Kissimmee, Fla. to take in a few of the Astros’ spring training games, probably out of curiosity as much as allegiance to the team. Anyhow, those fans who expect the Astros to duplicate last year’s miserable season because of a roster void of high-dollar superstars were pleasantly surprised when Houston won their first two exhibition games last weekend against the Washington Nationals. A barrage of home runs and two strong mound performances got the Astros off to 3-1 and 10-2 victories over Washington Saturday and Sunday. Fernando Martinez, Chris Snyder and J. D. Martinez clouted round-trippers

in Sunday’s rout to go with two great pitching outings that allowed three runs and only two walks. I realize that winning two straight Grapefruit League games does not deserve national headlines, but it certainly is a step in the right direction for a team that suffered more than 100 losses in 2011, especially with a brand new owner and a cadre of front office folks unfamiliar to both the Astros and them winning. Before the exhibition season began last weekend, new owner Jim Crane, new general manager Jeff Luhnow and manager Brad Mills spoke to the team, ushering in a new era for the Astros, who will play their final season in the National League Central Division before moving to the American League West Division next year. “We feel very fortunate to own the team,” Crane said. “We take that with a lot of pride and expect them to do the same thing. I told them something my dad used to tell me: ‘The harder you work the luckier you’ll get.’ ” Last Friday, according to the Associated Press, Major League Baseball expanded its playoff format to 10 teams, adding a second wild card to each league. The decision establishes a

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from baseball on local TV because other MLB games can’t start within three hours of the beginning and end of its coverage window. And last but not least, former Astros ace pitcher Roy Oswalt, who in mid-2010 demanded Houston trade him to a winner and was dealt to the Philadelphia Phillies, currently is a free agent without a team. Oswalt appears to be following what fellow right-handed pitchers Roger Clemens and Pedro Martinez did in the latter stages of their careers. Roy O. has told MLB teams he intends to sit out the first half of the 2012 season, but remain in shape to return at mid-season if an opportunity materializes, according to ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick. Astro fans remember when Clemens followed such a course in 2006 when he returned in June to pitch for Houston and again in 2007 when he came back to the New York Yankees. Martinez did the same thing with the Philadelphia Phillies in 2009 and made two starts in the World Series that year. Oswalt, 34, failed to land a job this off-season, although several teams such as the Texas Rangers, Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals did express an interest in him. Oswalt’s agent Bob Garber

the Whacky worm has already fooled its share of good fish as well. The unseasonably warmer surface temperatures and a rising lake have lured the big females into shallower water making them much more susceptible to the slower sinking plastic. Kegan’s Grandpa Griff apparently recognized the significance of those white perch that Kegan caught while fishing a Trap in shallow water. Last year was a banner year for crappie on The Bend and it looks like they may already be headed for the shallows as well. When they start whacking away at spinnerbaits and Traps they are generally in a pre-spawn mode. I talked briefly with Jonathan Simon last week and he said that he is going to kick off both the afternoon series as well as the Saturday tourneys on the river later this month. For more information I would suggest dropping by Simon Outfitters on MacArthur Drive. They have entry forms as well as most everything it takes to fool a bass on hand. The S.A.L.T. club will also host their annual membership meeting at the Yacht basin on Pleasure Island Sunday the 11th from noon until 2 p.m. The club is family oriented and hosts monthly tournaments as well as the big Memorial Day tournament each year. Gumbo and cold drinks will be served and anything and everything they cook is always good! Doug Patterson says the Men’s Ministry at the First Baptist Church is already busy preparing for their annual wild game dinner on the 24th. This, too, is a family oriented event that draws a big crowd of local outdoors enthusiasts every year. They have drawings for some great door prizes, guest speakers and basically just enjoy a leisurely afternoon talking hunting and fishing. They also turn wild critters into entrees that will have you coming back for seconds and thirds. I will have more information a little later. Daley’s Hunt N Fish is hosting a team trout tournament on the 31st .I will have all the particulars next week, but I do know that it is going to pay well and the entry fee is only $100 per team. Because the two fish limit can include only one trout over 25-inches, you can opt to fish it alone and still have an equal chance to win. The weigh-in site and headquarters will be at the store on Jade Avenue in Pt. Acres.

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Lady Bears beat Ozen with a football-type score DAVID BALL FOR THE RECORD

It didn’t take the Little Cypress-Mauriceville Lady Bears long to jump out to an early lead over their Monday night home game against the Ozen Lady Panthers. In fact, the Lady Bears ended the game early against their District 20-4A opponent with a 14-0 victory against the Lady Panthers. The Lady Bears improve to 17-3 and 2-0 for the season. The Lady Bears had 10 hits in the game while Ozen committed five errors. Asheigh Jones started things for LCM, with an inside-the-park home run in the bottom of the first inning. She was also 3 for 4 in the game. Teammate Kelsey Fults later hit a threerun inside-the-park homer near the end of the game. Hope Russell pitched the entire game, striking out 10 and walking one for the no-

hitter victory. Kassie James, 2-3, added a run in the first inning with a double to left, scoring Loni Prouse. They then added five runs in the second to build up the score. LCM added five runs in the second when Fults knocked in Kayleigh Roy and Morgan Babineaux when the Ozen third baseman made an error fielding the grounder. Fults then scored on a wild pitch. The Lady Bears added two more when James scored on a ground out and Baylee Comeaux later scored on a wild pitch for a 7-0 lead. LCM took up where they left off by scoring six runs in the sixth inning. Cole had an RBI single to right field. The floodgates then opened for the Lady Bears either scoring on fielder’s choice or errors in addition to singles and Fults’ home run. The Lady Bears next face 20-4A rival the Central Lad Jaguars in Beaumont.

Stick baits and suspending plugs earn a spot in the tackle box OUTDOORS WEEKLY CAPT. CHUCK UZZLE

For The Record

The slick surface of the lake was disrupted by skipping shrimp and the familiar sound of trout crashing the helpless crustaceans. Each cast with a soft plastic was met the familiar thump of an aggressive fish that thought they were much larger than they really were. One small trout after another continued to hammer the jigs and also continued to be too small. The next logical thought for catching bigger fish was to go to a topwater plug, which usually works well under these circumstances. Again the topwater plugs were struck repeatedly by the small fish and occasionally by what appeared to be much better fish. The problem with the topwater plug was the better fish would not come all the up to the surface and completely take the offering, instead they would just blow up on the plug leaving each angler waiting in suspense to see if the fish would actually come back and finish the job. One blow up after another without a hook up on a better fish was more than anyone could stand, there had to be another lure that would produce more hook ups and better fish. At long last an old favorite was brought back out of retirement; the stick bait was now the lure of choice. This particular bait was a Bill Lewis model called a “Slapstick”, there are others like “Long A’s” and “Rogues” that work just as well. Stick baits can be worked in variety of different ways from just under the surface to as deep as a couple of feet. These plugs have a lip on the front of them that causes the bait to dart under the surface and have a side to side wobble that drives fish crazy. Under these conditions when the fish wouldn’t take the surface offering the

Kaz: exhibition games explained Oswalt’s reasoning, “After much thought and careful consideration, Roy has decided to continue to evaluate his options. He is in great health and will continue to stay in shape while throwing regularly off the mound. Roy has every intention of pitching for a contending club at some point this season.” The three-time All-Star is 159-93 with a 3.21 Earned Run Average over 11 seasons. KWICKIES… One of my New York Giants heroes while I was growing up, running back Alex Webster, died Saturday in a Florida hospital. The 80-year old Webster played for the Giants from 1955-64 and was their head coach from 1969-1973. He was fifth in team history with 4,638 yards rushing and also ran for 39 touchdowns. After continuing his mediocre play for three rounds in the PGA Tour Honda Classic at Palm Beach Gardens, FL., Tiger Woods played like his old self Sunday by firing the lowest final round of his career--an eight-under par 62— and tied for second place with Tom Gillis. But he couldn’t quite catch winner Rory McIlroy who shot a solid one-under par 69 for the victory and the $1.026 million winner’s share. Tiger and Gillis each netted $501,600. Former Lamar University and Port Neches-Groves star golfer Chris Stroud shot 70-69-67-69—275 in ninth place and earned $153,900. It was his second straight top 10 finish and fourth top 15 finish this season. Look for the New Orleans Saints to receive some kind of sanctions from the NFL in the form of suspensions, fines or loss of draft picks for having a “bounty pool” to reward players for inflicting game-ending injuries on opposing players. The NFL revealed that “knockouts” were worth $1,500 and “cartoffs” $1,000 with payments doubled or tripled for the playoffs. The program was administrated by Saints’


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defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, with the knowledge of head coach Sean Payton. Of course Williams is now gone from the Crescent City and is the defensive coordinator of the St. Louis Rams. It doesn’t seem economically feasible for the Indianapolis Colts to give quarterback Peyton Manning the $28 million roster bonus he is due tomorrow (Thurs.). According to this week’s issue of USA Today Sports weekly, if the quarterback leaves Indy as a free agent, Miami Dolphin fans are so intent on landing Manning, they are using a South Florida billboard to further their cause. Quarterback has been a revolving door in Miami since Dan Marino retired after the 1999 season. JUST BETWEEN US… The recent ranting by first-year Lamar Cardinals head basketball coach Pat Knight that went nationwide really paid off as the team finished its regular season with three wins and the Southland Conference East Division championship. This was the first 20-win season for Lamar since 1988 and its first post-season qualification since 2000 when the Cards reached the NCAA Tournament. The No. 3-seeded Redbirds open the SLC Tournament 2:30 p.m. today (Wed.) against No. 6 Northwestern State with the winner playing tomorrow (Thurs.) against either No. 7 Sam Houston State or No. 2 Stephen F. Austin. The eight-team single-elimination tournament is being played at the Merrell Center in Katy with the championship game set for 2 p.m. Saturday on ESPN2. The winner receives an automatic bid to the NCAA. If the Cards don’t win the SLC championship, it already has post-season bids to two lower-level tournaments, the College Basketball Invitational and the Postseason Tournament.

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Shangri La Offers Educational Birding Programs Staff Report

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Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center is home to thousands of nesting native and migratory birds. More than 200 species of birds found in Shangri La throughout the year and over 17 different species than nest annually at the heronry on Ruby Lake. On March 13 and March 15, Shangri La will offer programs about the state-of-the-art heronry and the birds of Shangri La. These educational programs are free to the public and children 12 years of age and older are welcome if accompanied by an adult. Space is limited and an RSVP is required to attend. To reserve a space, call 409-670-9799. A Walk to the Heronry Tuesday, March 13 (5:30 and 6:30 p.m.) Two evening sessions will give visitors a rare look at the back of Shangri La’s heronry. Participants that have made a reservation will meet in the InFocus parking lot at 401 16th Street in Orange. From the InFocus parking lot, participants will be guided on a short walk to the back side of the heronry. Spotting scopes will be set up to make observing the nesting birds easier, but visitors are also encouraged to bring

binoculars. Expert birders will be on-hand to assist attendees in identifying species, some of which include Cormorants, Anhingas, Roseate Spoonbills, Great Egrets and Snowy Egrets. Sessions will begin at 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. with each session lasting about one hour. Adults and children over 12 years of age are invited to attend. Participants may choose to attend one of these sessions by reserving a space as space is limited. Reservations may be made by calling 409.670.9799. Special Birds of Shangri La - Thursday, March 15 (7 p.m.) As part of the Third Thursdays programs, Shangri La Director Michael Hoke will present the “Special Birds of Shangri La” at the Discovery Theater. This educational program will discuss the birds that reside at Shangri La yearround, as well as special migratory visitors, with the aid of photographs. Some of the birds highlighted in this program will be the Prothonotary Warbler and Chestnut Sided Warbler, considered by birdwatchers to be rare and a prize to see. This presentation will begin at 7:00 p.m. at the Discovery Theater at Shangri La and is appropriate for adults and children over 12 years of age. Seating is limited and an RSVP is required. To reserve a

During the two evening sessions of “A Walk to the Heronry” visitors will take a short walk to get a rare look at the back side of Shangri La’s state-of-the-art heronry and the nesting birds of spring, some of which include the Great Egret.

seat, call 409.670.9799. Located at 2111 West Park Avenue in Orange, Texas, Shangri La is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday

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Tulip Blooms Return to Downtown Orange for Spring Staff Report

For The Record

Over 15,000 tulips were planted downtown around The W.H. Stark House and Frances Ann Lutcher Theater of the Performing Art during the month of January. Chris Jones, Downtown Gardening Supervisor for the Stark Foundation, invites area residents to see the blooms that have already started to appear and will continue through early spring.

“This year is already marked by the beginnings of a successful bloom and we encourage the public to stop by and see the colorful display,” say Jones. “Optimal growing conditions are necessary for tulips to thrive and germinate in the Southeast Texas Region, and with this year’s recent cold spells the conditions seem ideal, but you never know until blooms begin to appear. Thankfully, this spring will be a perfect time for families to visit the grounds in downtown Orange for the colors of spring.” Though the planting of the bulbs at The Stark House

and at Lutcher Theater was quite an undertaking, Jones is pleased with this year’s efforts to expand the beautification project. Tulip blooms can be

Plugs and baits many anglers just went back to old saltwater favorites and some other freshwater options. For many years anglers caught a ton of fish on chrome and blue or chrome and black broken back minnows from Rapala. Freshwater anglers have long known the fish catching abilities of the Rogue and the Long A so it was a natural progression to many anglers to use these style of baits. As the popularity of these plugs grew many more saltwater manufacturers began to make their own variations of these plugs, now there plenty to choose from. There are always some really big trout that are caught each

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year on the stick baits and for whatever reason most of those fish are caught during the summer. Truth be known these plugs can be used anytime during the year and produce results. I am not sure why these plugs are not used more during the winter and early spring, they do well getting sluggish fish to give a reaction strike. I guess with the popularity of the baits like the Corky, Catch 2000, Catch 5 and others makes the versatile stick bait a second stringer. This spring and summer there will come a time when you just can’t get those fish to commit to a topwater and you know there are some big fish

in the area. This is a perfect time to pull the old stick bait out of retirement and go “old school” on the fish. I am sure you will be pleasantly surprised at the results.

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St. Mary students use Legos to build math skills St. Mary Catholic School PreK through second graders were the first students to experience the “Traveling Legos,” a learning experience hosted by the Art Museum of Southeast Texas. Ms. Reagan Slovak’s first grade class divided into groups and used them for Math lessons. One group counted by two while another piled the Legos and estimated how many, then counted to check their accuracy. A third group made stacks then measured the result of their work. The fourth group used the blocks to make word problems and solve them while the last group was adding then subracting the Legos. Mrs. Susan Thompson’s Kindergarten class read the book, The Lorax by Dr. Seuss. Most of the students worked individually to make a tree with the Legos. At the same time, a group of the students built the factory. Mrs. Rhonda Harmon’s PreK3 class were stacking and measuring the Logos. Next week the Legos move on to another school.


BRIEFS Closing ceremonies for Upward Basketball set for March 8 Thursday, March 8, at 6 p.m., closing ceremonies for Upward Basketball will be held at First Baptist Church of Orange. Tony Wolf, a comedian and musician, will provide entertainment at the ceremony. Upward Basketball participants will be recognized, along with the coaches and helpers for this season. Jason Fuller, student minister at First Baptist, has been the basketball commissioner for the league. The church is located at 602. W. Green Avenue.

FBC-O to host Wild Game Dinner March 24 The First Baptist Church of Orange is inviting the community to its third annual Wild Game Dinner, Saturday, March 24. The event begins with a pre-dinner fellowship and activity time from 3 to 5 p.m. During that time, guest speakers will be sharing tips. Other activities will also be presented. The dinner begins at 5 p.m. and will feature a variety of wild game and fish on the menu. Special guest speaker is Steve James, an avid outdoorsman and big game hunter. James is also the pastor of Trinity Baptist Church in Lake Charles, La.  Give-a-ways include gift cards from Academy Sports and Outdoors, $150 gift certificate from Viator’s Smokehouse & Cajun Specialties, and a variety of other prizes. The event will be held at the FBC-O property on MLK Drive in Orange, located 3 miles north of IH 10. Tickets are available for $5 each and tickets are limited. For more information or ticket purchase, please contact the church office at 409-886-7461 or email

Starlight COGIC to host Women’s Retreat The Women’s Department of Starlight COGIC invite women in the community to join them for Women’s Retreat 2012. The retreat will be held April 13-15 at the Omni Houston Westside Hotel. The Theme of the retreat is “Woman at The Well,” St. John 4:15. Their Guest Speakers are Evangelist Yvonne DeVaughn of Phoenix, Arizona and Supervisor Lena McClain of Houston, Texas. There will be dynamic powershops such as, “Empowered to Serve,” “Will the Real Men Please Stand Up,” “Soloing with a Song,” “Till Death Do We Part...So Help Me,” and more. For double occupancy, the cost is $225 per person, a triple is $195 per person, a quad is $180 per person, and teens $99. Pay your $75 deposit by March 12 at 2800 Bob Hall Rd to guarantee your space or go to 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.

Solid Rock Baptist to host Women & Men in Red service

First graders at St. Mary Catholic using Legos, provided by the Art Museum of Southeast Texas, to help build their math skills.

Faith UMC to host Lenton Lunch Speaker series The United Methodist Women of Faith United Methodist Church will host a Lenton Lunch speaker series and devotional time each Wednesday during Lent.  A light lunch will be served.  The community is invited to join in from noon to 1:00 pm as they fellowship with the following guest speakers: March 14  - Benny Smith, principal of WOS Elementary; March 21 - Dick White, UM Southeast District Superintendent; March 28 - Pauline Hargrave, LCMCISD Superintendent; and April  4 - Kevin Trinkle. Memorial Herman Hospital Chaplain.   Faith UMC is located at 8608 MLK Jr. Dr. in Orange. For more information, call the church office at 409-746-9188 Monday - Friday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

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.

St. Mary’s K of C Fish Fry 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 UMC selling pecans, walnuts Wesley United Methodist Church is selling pecans and walnuts. This year’s crop of pecans halves and pieces sell for $10 per pound. Walnuts sell for $8 per pound. To place orders call Billy at 409-883-3210 or 670-6350, Frankie at 409-988-4215 or Connie at 409-883-4995. We will deliver five pounds or more to individuals or businesses.

FBC Orangefield to host DVD marriage seminar Beginning Wednesday, March 21 at 5:30 p.m., First Baptist Church of Orangefield will be hosting a six week DVD marriage seminar, Balanced and Blessed, presented by Charles Lowery. Charles Lowery is a talented psychologist who gives practical, humorous , and down to earth insights into marriage relationships and life. The community is invited to each each Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. for a light supper and the seminar will begin at 6:30. The church will host youth and children activites during that time, a nursery will also be provided. For more information, please call 409-735-3113 or email

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

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

Apostolic Pentecostal Church IH-10 at Highway 62, Orange (409) 745-3973 Sun. Morning at 7:30 a.m. on A.M. 1600 KOGT Radio Sun.: 2 p.m. • Tues: 7:30 p.m. 24 Hour Prayer Line: 409-779-4703•409-779-4702

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1011 10th St., Suite 108, Orange 409-779-3566•409-883-0333 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.

The members of Solid Rock Baptist Church are inviting the community to attending their Women & Men in Red service on Sunday, March 11 at 3 p.m. Speakers for this event include God Apostle Marie Carrier of Eternity Full Gospel Fellowship and Deacon Charles Gant. Those attending are encouraged to wear red. Solid Rock Baptist Church is located at 1207 Link Ave. in Orange.

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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:

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 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 KOGT Broadcast 8:30 a.m. Sunday Morning 10:30 a.m. Sunday Evening 6:00 p.m. Wednesday 7:00 p.m.

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4 temp positions; 10 months; job to begin 4/15/12 and end on 2/15/13; Duties: to operate tractors in the fields during the preparations, planting and maintenance of the crop before, during and after the harvesting season. $9.30 per hour; 40+ hours per week; 3 months experience in Soybean and Rice farming. All work tools provided. Housing and transportation provided to workers who can not reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of the work day; subsistence expenses to the worksite will be provided by the employer upon completion of 50% of the work contract, or earlier, if appropriate; ¾ hours guaranteed in a work day during contract. Employment offered by Michael Dwain Buller Farms located in Port Barre, LA. Qualified applicants may fax resumes to Dwain Buller at 318-8382268 or apply during normal business hours. Applicants may apply for this position at their nearest State Workforce Agency using job order # 407550. For more info regarding your nearest SWA you may call (409) 839-8045.

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W. Roundbunch Rd., BC each Sunday at 8:15 AM or 10:45 AM for worship experience at 9:30 AM for Sunday School. You’ll be glad you came, and so will we! CRISIS CENTER. Rape and crisis center of S.E. Texas needs volunteer advocares to provide direct services to survivors of sexual assault in a medical setting. Comprehensive training is provided, Anyone interested should contact the Crisis Center at (409) 832-6530.


21 temporary positions; approx 9 ½ months; Duties: to operate tractors in the fields during the preparation, planting and maintenance of the crop before, during and after the harvesting season. $9.30 per hour; 40+ hours per week ; Job to begin on 4/6/12 through 1/15/13. 3 months experienced required in sugar cane farming. All work tools provided. Housing and transportation provided to workers who can not reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of the work day; subsistence expenses to the worksite will be provided by the employer upon completion of 50% of the work contract, or earlier, if appropriate; ¾ guaranteed of contract. Employment offered by Adeline Enterprises, L.L.C. located in Jeanerette, LA. Qualified applicants may call employer for interview (337) 276-5503 or may apply for this position at their nearest State Workforce Agency using job order # 408149. For more info regarding your nearest SWA you may call (409) 839-8045.

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THE VILLAGE AND SOUTHERN OAKS IN BRIDGE CITY ARE OFFERING A NOW LEASING newly constructed 1/1 apartments, 800 sq. ft. of beautiful living space. Features include, dishwasher, washer and dryer (full size), grbage disposal, built-in microwave. Huge walkin closets, garden tub, designer ceiling fans, ceramic tile, plush carpet, antique bronze fixtures and much more! $725 Monthly W/ $500 deposit,, please call for more info at (409) 735-7696 or 474-9731, or stop by 245 Tenney St., Bridge City. (2/29)

THE VILLAS AT COW Bayou located at 3650 Fish Hook in Bridge City, now has 1$2 bedroom openings! Enjoy comfortable living in a quiet, secluded surrounding. Located in the Bridge City School District with convenient access to Orange, Port Arthur and Mid-County areas, we are close to all area refineries! Covered parking, washer/dryer connections are provided. We supply your City of Bridge City water, trash & sewer! Please call today and ask about our move-in special! Move-in by January 31st, 2012 and we will take $250.00 off of your first month! Call to make an appointCOMMERCIAL ment for your personal tour! 409- AUTOMOTIVE BUILDING on 735-8803. Border st., Orange, Re/Max Platinum (409) 738-3000, call DOUGLAS OAKS LOCATED at Jackie Crow at (409) 920-2238 604 Douglas Street in Bridge for more information. City, now has 1&2 bedroom OFFICE SPACE FOR LEASE opening. Enjoy comfortable living 2000 squarefoot office facilin a quiet, secluded surrounding. ity for lease as 1301 S. MLK Located in Bridge City school in Orange. 4 offices, large condistrict with convenient access ference room, reception area, to Orange, Port Arthur and Mid- kitchen w/eating area, large County areas, we are close to all storage area, file room or library, area refineries. Garage/Covered handicap toilets, new paint, cosparking, washer/dryer connec- metics and alarm system. As tions are provided. We supply many as 10 parking spaces. water, trash & sewer! Please call Landlord pays for water, leaser today for your personal tour! 409- pays for elect. Quiet surround920-1692. ings, well maintained, excellent part of Orange. Contact owner BC BRICK DUPLEX APT., at 409-886-3410 or 409-3512/1/1, CA/H, W/D hookups, in 0089. quiet residential neighborhood, ideal for 1 or 2 persons, No HOME RENTALS Pets, $625 monthly + $400 dep., ORANGE 2/1, convenient application required, (409) 728- to Walmart, $450 monthly, 8995. (409)738-2883. (2/29)

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ORANGE 3/2 CH/A. $550 (409) 735-7163 for an appointmonthly w/dep. HUD okay. No ment to see. smoking. 409-313-1932. MOBILE HOME RENTALS ORANGE 2/1 1306 Curtis. New BC AREA , as little as $30 daily windows, fresh paint, no indoor for rooms, M.H.’s by day or pets. HUD okay. $570 per month week, starting at $30 a day or + $550 dep. 409-670-0112. weekly, 735-8801 or 734-7771. (cctfn) WEST ORANGE 2/1, 1411B Milam, all elec., water paid, ‘06, 2/2 & 2/1 IN OFISD, 1 block HUD accepted, $550 monthly + from schools, Large lot, W./D dep., (409) 553-3415. (3/7) hookups, No Pets, $425 & $400 monthly + dep., (409) 720-8699 BRIDGE CITY 3/1, CA/H, or 735-6701. (3/28) fenced back yard, newly remodeled, 145 E. Darby, $950 month- 33TRAVEL TRAILER, ly + $600, (281) 573-4919 or X-Clean, elec. and water fur(713) 516-0889. nished, CA/H, $500 monthly + $350 dep., (409) 626-0659. BRIDGE CITY 3/1/2, very nice home, partial brick exterior, spa- 2/1 M.H. W/CA/H, 40’, water cious living room, clean and furnished, $550 monthly + $350 neat, No Indoor Pets, fenced dep. + electric, (409) 626-0659. yard, available 4/1/12, $950 monthly + $950 dep., (409) 735- RV OR M. H. SPACE for rent, 3369. (3/28) we pay all utilities or you pay elec. (409) 626-0659. BRIDGE CITY 3/1/1, 156 Champagne Dr., next to High HOME SALES School, references req., No Pets, $850 monthly + $500 dep., 4/2/2 IN LCMISD, 1717 (409) 540-2205 after 3 PM or Greenbriar ave., screened in 7109-8636. BRIDGE CITY 3/2, ready to move in now! has extras nursery room, fenced yard, CA/H, appliances furnished, references and deposit required, nice hime! Call

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patio, corner lot, $95,000, (409) wood burning fireplace in den, 883-8389. landscaped yard, boat storage, shop in back. Owner finance a CUTE 2/1/1 IN ORANGE,1,059 possibility, for an appointment sq. ft. home, fully furnished, to see call (409) 735-6231 or nice covered patio to relax on, 748-0081. fully fenced back yard w/ out building, Re/Max Platinum (409) LAND & LOTS 738-3000, call Jackie Crow at OVER AN ACRE, VICTORY (409) 920-2238 for more infor- Gardens, nice quiet neighbormation. hood, water and electric ready, NICE 4/2/2 IN BRIDGE CITY, 1,390 sq. ft. home, fully fenced, acreage size is .685. Re/Max Platinum (409) 738-3000, call Jackie Crow at (409) 920-2238 for more information. 3/2 PORT ARTHUR HOME, 2,200 sq. ft., formal living & dining rooms, utility rm., kitchen has 10’ breakfast bar, bonus room off kitchen, lots of storage, security system, home sits on a 100’ x 300’ lot, fenced back yard, No Owner Finace, $75,000, call (409) 720-9463 for more info. 3/2/2 IN BCISD, totally remodeled, spacious home, new carpet in bedrooms, tile throughout,


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GARAGE SALES SAT., 9386 STONEWOOD DR., OF, off Hwy 1442 by Bessie Hts Rd., 7 till noon. S.S. Refrigerator, DVD’s, clothes, kitchen supplies, decor, recrod albums, misc. SAT. & SUN., 426 INWOOD, BC, MOVING SALE, 8 till ? Must Sell All! Will take best offers, furniture, dolls, etc. SAT 2706 FAIRWAY DR. IN ORANGE. 8 am to 2 pm. Inside & Outside garage sale. Furniture, pictures, just about everything. Trying to sell out. Absolutely no early birds! Number of people in house will be limited to 10 at a time. If you would like to appointment before Saturday, call 409-920-8707.

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LEGAL NOTICES CIVIL CITATION - CCVPUBWD THE STATE OF TEXAS TO: THE KNOWN HEIRS OF GERALDINE C. QUIGLEY, (DECEASED), WHOSE WHEREABOUTS ARE UNKNOWN, including but not limited to Kimberly J. Stovall, and to THE UNKNOWN HEIRS OF GERALDINE C. QUIGLEY (DECEASED): YOU HAVE BEEN SUED. You may employ an attorney. If you or your attorney do not file a written answer with the clerk who issued this citation by 10:00 A.M. on the Monday next following the expiration of forty-two days from the date of issuance of this citation and petition, a default judgement may be taken against you. You are hereby commanded to appear by filing a written answer to the Plaintiff's Petition at or before 10:00 A.M. on the Monday next after the expiration of forty-two days after the date of issuance of this citation the same being APRIL 23, 2012. Said ANSWER may be filed at the District Clerk's Office at the Orange County Courthouse, 801 W. Division Ave., or by mailing it to 801 W. Division Ave., Orange, Texas 77630. Said Plaintiff's Original Petition was filed and docketed in the Honorable 163rd DISTRICT COURT of Orange County, Texas at the District Clerk's Office at the Orange County Courthouse 801 W. Division Ave., Orange, Texas on February 3, 2012 in the following styled and numbered case: CAUSE NO. B120038-C; PAUL CORMIER DEVELOPMENT CO. V. GERALDINE C. QUIGLEY, DECEASED, the KNOWN HEIRS OF GERALDINE C. QUIGLEY, DECEASED and the UNKNOWN HEIRS OF GERALDINE C. QUIGLEY, DECEASED. The name and address of the attorney for Plaintiff otherwise the address of Plaintiff is: Alan Sanders, Attorney at Law Sanders & Sanders Law, LLP 707 W. Front Ave.; Orange, Texas 77630 P.O. Box 519; Orange, Texas 77631-0519 The suit requests a Money Judgement on a Real Estate Purchase Agreement ("Contract") in the original amount of $13,600.00 dated January 7, 1998, in which the Buyer under the Contract was Geraldine C. Quigley and Kimberly J. Stovall, and also requests an order permitting non-judicial foreclosure of the Property made the subject of the Contract located in Orange County, Texas to wit:

Lot #8 and #9, OIL PATCH (Exxon Street) containing 1.00 acres out of the WM. Dyson, A-8 Survey, Orange County, Texas ISSUED AND GIVEN under my hand and seal of the Court at Orange, Texas, on March 6, 2012. VICKIE EDGERLY, District Clerk Orange County, Texas By: Charlean




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TO: KIMBERLY J. STOVALL, individually and in her capacity as a Known Heir of Geraldine C. Quigley, Deceased YOU HAVE BEEN SUED. You may employ an attorney. If you or your attorney do not file a written answer with the clerk who issued this citation by 10:00 A.M. on the Monday next following the expiration of forty-two days from the date of issuance of this citation and petition, a default judgement may be taken against you. You are hereby commanded to appear by filing a written answer to the Plaintiff's Petition at or before 10:00 A.M. on the Monday next after the expiration of forty-two days after the date of issuance of this citation the same being APRIL 23, 2012. Said ANSWER may be filed at the District Clerk's Office at the Orange County Courthouse, 801 W. Division Ave., or by mailing it to 801 W. Division Ave., Orange, Texas 77630. Said Plaintiff's Original Petition was filed and docketed in the Honorable 163rd DISTRICT COURT of Orange County, Texas at the District Clerk's Office at the Orange County Courthouse 801 W. Division Ave., Orange, Texas on February 3, 2012 in the following styled and numbered case: CAUSE NO. B120038-C; PAUL CORMIER DEVELOPMENT CO. V. GERALDINE C. QUIGLEY, DECEASED, the KNOWN HEIRS OF GERALDINE C. QUIGLEY, DECEASED and the UNKNOWN HEIRS OF GERALDINE C. QUIGLEY, DECEASED. The name and address of the attorney for Plaintiff otherwise the address of Plaintiff is: Alan Sanders, Attorney at Law Sanders & Sanders Law, LLP 707 W. Front Ave.; Orange, Texas 77630 P.O. Box 519; Orange, Texas 77631-0519 The suit requests a Money Judgement on a Real Estate Purchase Agreement ("Contract") in the original amount of $13,600.00 dated January 7, 1998, in which the Buyer under the Contract was Geraldine C. Quigley and Kimberly J. Stovall, and also requests an order permitting non-judicial foreclosure of the Property made the subject of the Contract located in Orange County, Texas to wit: Lot #8 and #9, OIL PATCH (Exxon Street) containing 1.00 acres out of the WM. Dyson, A-8 Survey, Orange County, Texas ISSUED AND GIVEN under my hand and seal of the Court at Orange, Texas, on March 6, 2012. VICKIE EDGERLY, District Clerk Orange County, Texas By: Charlean



AUTOMOBILES ‘98 FORD TAURUS: motor, 3.0 V-6, asking $350 OBO; Whole car, $500, for more info call (409) 221-9996. ‘06 SUBARU LEGACY (OUTBACK), silver, 58K miles, 4 dr., excellent cond. except one tiny dent on Dr. side back behind door, 1 owner, always kept in garaGE, HEATED FRONT SEATS, ELEC. w/seats, side shields on side windows. $14,000 OBO, (614) 4838075.

BOATS BOAT, MOTOR & TRAILER for sale. motor needs repair. make reasonable offer. 409313-1932. ‘96 BAYLINER, 18.5’, 120 Force outboard, runs perfect, new drive rod, 75 hours, needs a little cleaning, $2,500, (409) 553-3332.


HONDA REBEL 250, runs good, with extra parts bike, $1,200 takes all, (409) 221-7126. ‘T R U C K S & VA N S ‘92 CHEVROLET P.U., auto, 350 V-8, runs good, $1,295, (409) 594-8293. ‘08 DODGE DAKOTA, 4 dr., V-6, very clean, low miles, $17,500 OBO, call Ray @ (409) 745-4059. ‘06 FORD F-250, Turbo Diesel, crew cab, 146K miles, new tires, A/C works, Automatic, PW/L, $13,500 OBO, (409) 735-3782 or 363-0330.



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PLEASE FAX ANY CORRECTIONS BY 5 P.M. MONDAY to 735-7346 Thanks. B.J.’s Blasting Sand Blasting • Trailers • Furniture • etc. FAX (409) 745-1420 # 735-7346 or 540-8362

NOTICE TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS AGAINST THE ESTATE OF JOHN JOSEPH MARTIN, DECEASED Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of JOHN JOSEPH MARTIN, Deceased, were issued on March 1, 2012 in Cause No. P16069 pending in the County Court at Law of Orange County, Texas, to: Patsie Ruth Martin. The residence of such Executor is Orange County, Texas. The Post Office address is:



Patsie Ruth Martin 7761 Lea Street Orange, Texas 77632 All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them within the time and in the manner prescribed by law.

DATED this the 2nd day of March, 2012 Enlarged for proofing. Respectfully submitted, Actual size: 2X4.25” SANDERS & SANDERS, L.L.P

Alan Sanders To be published in P. ALAN SANDERS Record StateThe Bar No. 17602100Newspapers 707 Front Avenue P.O. Box 519 Orange, Texas 77631-0519 (409) 883-7495 Telephone 1-866-868-9677 Telecopier E-Mail: asanders@


NOTICE TO CREDITORS Notice is hereby given FAX that original Letters Testmentary for#the Estate 735-7346 of RAYMOND JOUBERT, Deceased, were issued on February 24, 2012, in Cause No. P16059, pending in the County Court at Law of Orange County, Texas, to: JENNIFER POCHE. All persons having claims against this estate, which is currently being administered, are required to present them to the undersigned within the time and in the manner prescribed by law.

DATED the 2nd day of March, 2012 By: /s/ Curtis L. Soileau, Attorney at Law Attorney for Applicant State Bar No.: 18824535 Attorney at Law Telephone: (409) 835-3000 Facsimile: (409) 832-6162

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