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Expo Center refunds a no-go for county David Ball

For The Record

The Orange County Commissioners’ Court approved requested rental rate changes for the Orange County Convention & Event Center at their regular meeting last week. One week later, the commissioners approved applying the rate reduction price to pending event

BC resident appeals for help

Steve Bisson, a 1974 Bridge City High School graduate, is on a waiting list. A waiting list for people that can’t wait, but still have to. He knows the folks at St. Lukes are working really hard to find a liver to transplant into his body. But now he is not only running out of time, but also, running out of money. Steve has to drive back and forth to Houston all the time for his medical needs. He has no one to help him and now he cannot afford to pay his doctor bills. Please, if you can donate to help Steve, go to Firestone Credit Union where an account has been set up under Steve Bisson. Thank you very much.

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contracts signed prior to April 7, 2014. However, an item for a requested refund to a previously held contracted THIBODEAUX event due to the rate reduction price was denied 4 to 1 with only County Judge Carl Thibodeaux voting in favor of the refund. The request for the rate change was made by Sabrina Grey, event coordinator. She said the changes are necessary to remain competitive with other venues. Grey explained a customer asked for the refund retroactively. John Banken, Precinct 3 commissioner, said the customer knew the rate and already signed the contract and he was against the refund. Thibodeaux said once the charge prices are stabilized, the rate changes won’t happen ev-

ery single year. “We’re a not-for-profit and it’s a governmental building. We have to pay the light bill and maintain the building only,” he said. Owen Burton, Precinct 2 commissioner, said other counties cannot give rebates. Thibodeaux replied if the commissioners give a refund to one customer, they just as well ought to give a refund to all seven customers prior to April 7. “If the price had gone up we wouldn’t have charged for previous usage,” Thibodeaux said. He added the customer could cancel and re-sign an agreement at the new price. Precinct 1 Commissioner David Dubose said it’s not advantageous to give a refund. “What if we lower the price again in several months?” he asked. Thibodeaux answered this was a unique situation and a one-time deal. Jody Crump, Precinct 4 com-

BC proclaims April as sexual awareness and assault month David Ball

For The Record

An LED digital billboard being erected in Bridge City took another step in becoming a reality. The Bridge City City Council approved at the regular meeting Tuesday night an annual variance to Mark Dunn Advertising for the placement of a double-faced LED digital message board on Texas Avenue. The sign will be at 230 Texas Avenue exactly which is north of La Quinta Motel. Approval of the sign was contingent on the stipulation to include welcome messages for the city, free promotion of local non-profit organizations and access for the city in emergency situations. The proposed LED digital billboard will not only display local advertising to pay for the cost of the board and operating costs, but it will include messages from the city, the school district, traffic alerts and Amber Alerts. City Manager Jerry Jones announced he was to meet with the new Texas Department of Transportation engineer to see if they need their approval to build the sign on their right-ofway. In other council business, representatives from the Shop Orange County committee made a presentation to the council. Dean Granger of Granger Chevrolet and a member of the Greater Orange Area Chamber

of Commerce invited the Bridge City City Council for the Shop Orange County KickOff Celebration from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on April 25 at Lamar State College-Orange, Nursing Building Auditorium, 410 Front St. Granger said the campaign launch is to educate citizens on how important it is to keep their money in Orange County and he urged the the council to support it as the leadership of Bridge City. He added school boards, refineries, cities and the county are on board. Granger said money in the county keeps local cities growing as well as schools, plants, charities and youth leagues. Tad McGee of the Stark Foundation next spoke. He said Shop Orange County is a joint effort. Residents may shop Bridge City first, but if they can’t find what they are looking for, shop the rest of Orange County. The money kept in the county will benefit the county, school districts, police departments and fire departments, support local charities and organizations. It can also lead to businesses hiring more employees through the money multiplier effect. Granger added in addition to landing a big employer within the county, Shop Orange County may create a job boom if 100 local businesses hire just one employee and have the same kind of impact.


missioner, was concerned about the county setting a precedence in giving rebates. Dubose suggested maybe the county could give a credit to the customer for next year.

Patrick Beebe, mosquito control director, gave a report to the court on another upcoming mosquito season. Beebe said his department received one service request for

January, four for February and five for March. Adult mosquito activity levels were low to nonexistent in areas of the county COUNTY BUSINESS Page 3A

Google Glass Beta testing by local man David Ball

For The Record

Tuesday, Google Glass went on sale for one day only to anyone for $1,500, but Les Daigle, of Orange started Beta testing for Google two months ago. “I was on the list for two years,” he said.”It takes a long time to get it.” Daigle demonstrated the different things Google Glass can do. “I just used Blue Tooth and paired it to my phone,” he said. Not only can he read his emails and make phone calls, but it has a built in translator. He can look at a sign in English and read the Spanish translation on his Glass, or vice versa. It also accepts verbal instructions to take pictures and video from his point of view. “Ok Glass, take a picture,” said Daigle and a picture of what he was looking at popped up on his phone screen. “Ok Glass, take a video,” said Daigle. He stepped inside the next room and started looking around as the video showed up on his phone. “I could be doing surgery in here. You could hook that up to an HDMI cable and you could watch that on a screen. So I’m in here doing surgery, you don’t have to contami-

Les Daigle models Google Glass, which he has been Beta testing for the last two months. He is using the new technology to teach young people about agriculture. RECORD PHOTO: Penny LeLeux

nate the room, you don’t have to suit up. You can see what I see.” It’s in beta testing right now. That is one of the things you want to use it for. I’m trying to teach kids about agriculture. I recorded pulling a baby calf that was having difficulty (being born.)” He also recorded sewing up a cow that had prolapsed. We are called “Glass Explorers.” Daigle said they submit the different projects they are using Glass for and everybody shares ideas of what could be done with it.

“Hey you could do this.” “You could do that.” “That’s a could idea.” He said a pilot that was using it to make preflight training videos. When he sees something that comes through the newsfeed he wants to ready later he “saves it to pocket” to read later. He said he could read it through Glass but it would take longer, so he usually saves it to read later on a different device. “It’s basically a computer, or more like a phone. It does everything a phone would do.” Daigle said for those that have poor vision and would have a difficult time seeing the Glass without lenses, they can get it with prescription lenses through LensCrafters. Though Google Glass is not a common sight yet, Daigle said it and other “wearables” will become more common in the future. “Not just this, Microsoft just bought $1.5 billion worth of patents for wearable wear.” Daigle talked about a knew watch phone that just came out that also monitors your heart and has a pedometer. “The battery life is the only thing I don’t like. You can’t video very long.” He said Google Glass is going public in the fall.

Nichols meets OC ag leaders Penny Leleux For The Record Today, Sen. Robert Nichols, in partnership with the Texas Agrilife Extension, conducted a round table discussion with agriculture leaders from Orange County. “Today’s meeting was an opportunity to hear directly from those working in agriculture, an industry on which we all depend,” said Nichols. “I am proud to represent a district which has so many agriculture leaders who are leading the way in service and innovation.” Participants included representatives from key commodity agriculture groups. The goal of the event was for Nichols to learn ways he can

Sen. Robert Nichols met with area agriculture producers Tuesday to discuss issues they may be facing and what he can do to help.

help solve problems faced by the agriculture community and to better represent its needs in the Texas Senate. Nichols serves on several legislative

committees including the Senate Natural Resources Committee which addresses many issues affecting agriculture.


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The ‘Center of the Universe’ where dreams come true Caroline Brewton Columnist for the Record Growing up, I always wanted to be the kind of person who read the New Yorker. These days, I devour it. I’ve been reading it for a few years, in fact, but I resisted bragging about it. Until now. You see, as a twelve-year-old girl, I equated it — and several other magazines and book titles — to the trappings of sophistication and worldliness. And young Caroline, from small-time Beaumont, Texas, perpetually clad in unflattering private school garb, wanted more than anything to be glamorous and sophisticated. Sitting on the edge of my white-frame, twin-sized bed in my room, surrounded by a calico quilt and my myriad stuffed animals, I’d steal my mom’s Cosmopolitan and dream about life as one of the models in the stories. Perhaps I’d live in a chic minimalist apartment in New York City or wear one of the fashion edi-

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tor’s summer picks on vacation in sunny California. Whatever else I was in all of those dreams, I was always the kind of woman who read the New Yorker. There was one small problem. I had never actually read the New Yorker. I brushed it off as a minor detail. I didn’t read it because I didn’t have access to it. I’m not sure where I was first introduced to the magazine, but it certainly wasn’t my parents’ house. They never kept anything like it. When I was older, I assumed, I would have a job

and the money to buy myself a subscription. There was never a question that I would enjoy reading it. Of course I would. I knew almost nothing about the contents. The first time I actually got my hands on a copy was in the library of my high school. My braces had just come off. Surely I was on my way to sophistication? I peeked inside, and I remember thinking, what in the hell is all of this? I didn’t understand it. It was essays, short stories, critical review, cartoons I didn’t get. I didn’t instantly fall in love with it like I wanted to. I was going to have to mature a little first. I resolved to get a little more glamorous and try again later. So I took a few literature classes, did a course of interdisciplinary study. And a few years later, I stumbled across Simon Rich’s short story “The Center of the Universe,” which I loved. Guess where it came from? The New Yorker website. In short, it wasn’t reading the magazine that made me sophisticated. I had to become

sophisticated to read the magazine. I had to educate myself first. It wasn’t as simple as picking it up and tossing it on my coffee table for all my guests to see. Before, when I read (or tried to read) it for the wrong reasons, I was right not to brag. But now? Why am I telling you this now? So you can appreciate not that I read it, but that I finally read it for the right reasons. Because I enjoy it, not because it will make strangers think I’m smart. Because, a very little bit, I still want you to be impressed with me. But mostly because, in case you’re a desperately awkward preteen girl like I was, I want you to know that your most sincere dreams for the future might come true in ways you never expected. And whenever my new issue comes in, I’ll spread a towel and lie on my parents’ deck in the sunshine to read my favorite magazine in one of my favorite places. The whole time, I’ll be thinking “Honey, you’ve arrived.

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Ziller retires after 30 years with OFD David Ball

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Jerry Ziller, deputy fire chief of the Orange Fire Department, has seen several changes in his 30 years of service to the city. For instance, Ziller is the only firefighter in the history of the department to advance through five ranks, according to Chief David Frenzel. He also is the only certified emergency trainer in the city and served through two hurricanes. He is the only firefighter, too, to serve in the old central station; the Orange Public Library; at the Port of Orange, aka The Hole, and the new central station. It was, therefore, with “Very, very mixed emotions” Frenzel announced Ziller’s retirement from the OFD at a ceremony on the afternoon of April 11 at the central fire station. “Jerry’s been a God-send to the department,” Frenzel said. “He’s a jack of all trades and a master of all. He has outstanding knowledge. He’s a great teacher. He’s the go-to guy and I know he will get the job done.” Ziller, actually, is going straight to work for Open Industrial Partners in Orange after leaving the OFD. Ziller joined the OFD on March 17, 1984 as a firefighter. He was promoted to lieutenant in 1991, captain in 1993 and battalion chief in 1998 before he was promoted to deputy chief. Frenzel said Ziller was open to any type of training needed

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Jerry Ziller, deputy chief of the Orange Fire Department, retired on April 11 after 30 years of service. A ceremony was held in his honor at the central fire station. Ziller will begin working for Open Industrial Partners in Orange. RECORD PHOTO: David Ball

in the department including attending the police academy and obtaining peace officer certification to be an arson investigator. Ziller performed other tasks for the department from applying for and administering grants, to pulling the wiring for the new central station. Frenzel said Ziller saved the city tens of thousands of dollars by pulling the wiring in the building. Ziller said it’s been an honor to serve in the OFD and the city of Orange has been good to him. “I’m a very, very spoiled brat,”

County business checked during the course of the month’s of January, February and March. No larval development was found in areas checked on east and west side of the county during those months. No ground treatments, larviciding treatments or aerial treatments, furthermore, were carried out during that time. The department received high marks with no infractions found with aircraft, records or the facility after an FAA inspection. Seasonal employees began to sign-up. Thibodeaux asked if all of the seasonal employees were hired. Beebe said the first round of employment has been completed. The winter maintenance program on all equipment was completed. The court proclaimed April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month in the county. The proclamation stated there were 229,138 cases of child abuse and neglect reported in Texas in Fiscal Year 2013, with 66,398 Texas children confirmed victims of child abuse and neglect in Fiscal Year 2013; with 340 of those children residing in Orange County. “Effective child abuse pre-

Ziller joked. “I feel sorry for the industrial facility I’m going to.” Frenzel said the department’s loss is Open Industrial Partner’s gain. “This isn’t a retirement ceremony; it’s an advancement and a celebration and a congratulations to new endeavors,” Ziller said. “Jerry made the department a better place to work. Frenzel, likewise, got one last joke on his longtime co-worker. “Jerry is from Gary, Indiana and he’s the first Yankee to retire from the department,” he said. “We’re going to miss the expertise Jerry brought.

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vention programs succeed because of partnerships among agencies, schools, religious organizations, law enforcement agencies, and the business community,” the release read. “Everyone in the community should become more aware of child abuse prevention and consider helping parents raise their children in a safe, nurturing environment.” Shari Pulliam, media specialist for the Texas Department of Family & Protective Service, said everyone has a role to play in the prevention of child abuse. “Each of us can carve out safe places. Every child should have a chance at life,” she said. Pulliam added there are 156 white crosses on the lawn of the Orange County Courthouse for child deaths in Texas. None of the crosses, however, are in Orange County which speaks well for the Family & Protective Service office in Orange. Commissioners approved Sheriff Keith Merritt applying for the FY 2014 Bullet Proof Vest Partnership Program Grant. This is a 50 percent reimbursement for the purchase of vests for the officers of the Or-

ange County Sheriff’s Office. Merritt said he was concerned whether or not the U.S. Department of Justice would continue with the grant and the OCSO had to “fight a little bit” to keep the grant going. Thibodeaux said the vests are one of the most important pieces of equipment for law enforcement officers. Merritt said the vests cost $780 each. There are 60 vests for county law enforcement officials county-wide and one-fifth of the vests are due every year. Twelve are needed this year. “It’s a bargain in saving an officer’s life,” Thibodeaux said. The court approved a road bond from Samson Exploration, LLC. This bond covers any potential damage caused by moving heavy equipment on Abes, Old 87 and Pea Farm Road. Clark Slacum, county engineer, said the bond is for a new oil well site in Precinct 1. The bond is for one mile at $20,000. Samson’s is for $36,000 in case of any damages to roadways. Lastly, the county proclaimed April as Confederate Hisotry and Heritage Month in the county.

Air traffic control training evolves Staff Report At any given moment, there are about 5,000 planes flying in American skies. This country’s 15,000 air traffic controllers have a central role in getting these planes to their destinations safely and on time. However, the air traffic control industry is facing a serious challenge. While the technologies used in modern air traffic control have advanced rapidly, the accreditation process and on-the-job training techniques have not. Air traffic control is a complex system of systems, with the air traffic controller always being the key link in the efficient and safe management of air traffic. With the considerable advancement of these technologies, the vast majority of controllers do their jobs without ever seeing the aircraft they’re guiding. Instead, they closely monitor radar displays, which track aircraft movement provided by radar stations on the ground. That radar data is communicated digitally to controller positions hundreds -- or even thousands -- of miles away. But as the industry moves towards a satellite-based surveillance and navigation system, ground based radar and navigational aids will no longer

be the primary data source used for separation and navigation. This new application of technology will enhance safety and increase the efficiency of the U.S aviation system by providing controllers with more accurate surveillance and more efficient routes of flight. Under a series of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) initiatives, air traffic control experts are currently designing more direct routes to reduce delays, reduce emissions, save fuel, and improve safety. Yet even amid this profound technological transformation, the air traffic controllers of the future are still learning from yesterday’s playbook. Although today’s controller certification program is rigorous, that doesn’t mean it is sufficient. In part, it’s resistant to change simply because it has

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From the Creaux’s Nest EASTER COLD WELCOMES HOLY WEEK The annual Easter cold front arrived a few days early or maybe Easter is a few days late. Anyway, my north side temperature gage Tuesday morning showed 40 degrees and strong north winds. I believe the record low is 37 degrees. Wednesday morning might get close to it. *****Last year my friend, Marlene Merritt gave me a big, heavy, chocolate rabbit. It was a gift that kept on giving all year. I eat chocolate a couple times a week and so far I haven’t had to buy any yet. I still have a few pieces left which will take me to Easter. For many years, after my childhood years, I’ve gotten an Easter basket so now I expect it. *****Saturday I made the Mauriceville Crawfish Parade and then eased up to Buna to visit George Holder at David Self Tractor. We didn’t get to visit much, George was just too busy. He says he’s getting a lot of Orange County shoppers. He also told me he bought himself one of the big ZERO mowers to mow five acres with and that’s the only way to cut grass now days.*****A meeting will be held Thursday, April 24, 5:30 p.m. at Lamar Orange, sponsored by the Greater Orange Area, Bridge City and Vidor Chambers encouraging local folks to shop Orange County. The county wide promotion will explain the benefits of shopping locally. For 50 years we have been encouraging consumers to do just that. It is a good thing for everyone.*****I was sorry to hear that our friend of many years Kenneth Smith, of K-Dan’s, suffered a heart attack recently. However, I’m glad to report that he is doing well now after getting a stint that has cleaned the 95 percent blockage. He is expected to be home by the weekend in time to greet the Easter bunny. As cool a dude as Ken is, he’s the last person I figured would have heart problems. He doesn’t smoke, drink, prays a lot and eats good. You never know when the arteries are clogged. *****I’d best be getting on, I’ve got a long way to go. Come along, I promise it won’t do you no harm. OUR CONDOLENCES Last week on April 9, “Buster” Lapeyrolerie, a longtime resident of Bridge City, passed away. Buster was a salt-of-the-earth guy who I never heard a bad thing said about him. He and wife Audrey raised a large family of great kids. Ann, Amy, Janice, Jean, Arlie, Brad, Bill and Paul. Our sincere condolences to all the family. Services were held Saturday, April 12 at St. Henry Catholic Church, where the family has been longtime members. May he rest in peace. Please see obit. A MEDICAL BREAKTHROUGH FOR HEPATITIS C Doctors are declaring victory over an infection that affects more than three million Americans and kills more than HIV. A series of clinical trial results on Hepatitis C virus show that a new generation of antiviral medications was able to clean the liver of ravaging virus from virtually all patient’s blood stream in as little as eight weeks, even in people with the most stubborn infections. The new drug suppresses the virus completely. Until now, doctors have been treating Hepatitis C with two wide-spectrum antiviral medications, Interferon and Ribavirin doses for as long as 48 weeks. Only half of the patients are eligible for the treatment because of its side effects. Now comes the new drug; a miracle drug. Here‘s the catch, just one of the medications in a proposed Hepatitis C cocktail cost $84,000 to about $1,000 per tablet. Another treatment with Simeprevir, the same class, can exceed $66,000. Not much help for poor folks but someday hopefully it will be available to everyone. The good news is the cure is here. TURNING BACK THE HANDS OF TIME 10 Years Ago-2004 Marine Lance Corporal Shane Lee Goldman was honored as a hero on April 16. Over a mile of vehicles trailed the hearse that carried his body from North Orange Baptist Church to Hillcrest Cemetery. Automobiles, police cars and fire trucks formed the long line. Hundreds at residents lined the street with hands over their hearts as the procession went by. April 13 would have been his 20th birthday. It also was the day his family took possession of the casket that held the body of their son, who was killed a week earlier on April 5 in Iraq. Tony Houseman Company placed five large signs around the county honoring the young Marine. Other businesses also displayed signs. I recall my friend Louis Dugas, a former Marine, wrote a beautiful tribute telling how he had met the young Marine before he left for Iraq. (Editor’s note: How time flies, 10 years have passed. Today, our friend Louis is also gone.)*****Troy Johnson elected County Court at Law judge. He out scored Sharon Bearden. *****Bridge City tract star, state champion sprinter Michael Gautier, has committed to run track for Lamar. *****GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN: Tommy W. Green, 71, died Saturday, April 17, at his home. He was a resident of Orange County since 1943, a Stark High graduate and DuPont retiree. Service was held at Claybar in Orange, April 25. ***Service was held for William “Bill” White, 50, of Orange, who died April 16. *****The Bridge City Cardinal baseball team remains undefeated in the district. This week, the Cards defeated Hardin Jefferson. After being tied 3-3, Hunter Hays, with runners on second and third and first base open, came to the plate. H.J., instead of walking him chose to pitch to him. He parked the pitch in left center. Game over.*****Former Bridge City pitcher Luther Sanders, one of the best pitchers to come out of Cardinal land, has a 7-2 record at Blinn. Against U.T. Brownsville, he gave up only one hit in a 9-1 win. He

40 Years Ago-1974 Texas Ave. Grocery weekly specials are: Pabst Blue Ribbon beer, 12-12oz. Cans, $1.99; lean ground round, 69 cents a lb.; Gold medal flour, 5 lb. bag, 89 cents; whole fryers, 49 cents a lb.; Chuck roast, 79 cents a lb.; sliced bacon, 69 cents a lb.; 5 pounds of potatoes, 79 cents; baby beef hind quarters, cut your way, 89 cents a lb. Owner, Dick Bivens, Speck Farris meat manager.*****Rev. W.W. Kennedy will mark his 31st anniversary as pastor of Cove Baptist Church on April 28. The church was organized April 20, 1941 with 16 charter members. Rev. Kennedy was called as pastor of the Cove church in April, 1943. At the time there were 63 members, with the average attendance of 13. Since then, there have been 6,259 additions to the church. One thousand, nine hundred, fifty-five by Baptism and 2,476 by letter. The present membership in 1974 is 1,213. *****Lee Brown has a painting by Gordon Baxter of a train. The painting hangs in his Beaumont hearing aid office. He has turned down 300 percent profit. Lee just won’t part with it. (Editor’s note: Lee has since passed away. I wonder where that painting is today.)*****HAPPENINGS: Glen Earl is doing the news on Channel 4. *****Willie Waldrop, the bearded reporter with the Leader, leaves for a job with the Dallas Times Herald as an investigative reporter. *****Bill Townes was elected Bridge City School Board president, Bill and wife Elaine and two sons reside at 2025 Texas Ave. He is manager of Kroger’s in Orange; C.W. Lormand was elected vice-president, Billy Christian, secretary; Gus Garza, assistant secretary. *****Inez Hearn is the manager of Montgomery Wards on 16th Street. *****Terry Hildalgo is now working at Charlie’s Furniture on Dupont Dr. *****Bridge City High D.E. banquet held. Debbie McCardle is the D.E. student working for the Opportunity Valley News, Rusty Wilson is the D.E. teacher.*****Bridge City High students Marjorie Bernhardt and Angelia Hock are finalists in the National Merit Scholarship competition.*****Alan D. Gary is running for Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1. S.A. “Bill” Dickerson is candidate for constable of Precinct 2. 50 Years Ago - 1964 Fifty years ago, in May of 1964, a talented group of 13 year olds from Orange County really made their mark in bowling statistics. They won second place in the state TABY tournament at Longview. The members of this prestigious Brown Lane’s Junior Boys team were Jack Greenwell, Kevin Curran, Chuck Conroy, David Sparks, Harvey Reimer and Mickey Hall. The young keglers broke the state record in a semi finals match with a team score of 3274 and posted a 3038 in the finals. A FEW HAPPENINGS We were sorry to learn about the death of Jerry Cox, the brother of Millard “Neighbor” Cox. Jerry was Millard’s last sibling from Joaquin, in Shelby County. The family had five children, three boys and two girls. We first met Jerry several years ago on a visit to our office. Since then his wife Emma passed away. The couple had two daughters. Jerry was in good health and lived alone and at age 82 was always on the go. Jerry was a victim of what happens to so many senior citizens. He lost his balance in the bathroom, fell and suffered a severe head injury. The doctors couldn’t save him. He died a couple of days later on April 12. Service to be April 16 at Clayton Thompson Funeral Home, at 2 p.m. Sincere condolences to our dear friend “Neighbor” and his family. Please see obit.*****A reminder that the annual Sheriff Posse Rodeo date has been changed this year to April 25 and 26 in hopes of better weather. I recall years ago when the Jaycees, an active group, brought in top entertainment for the rodeo. One year I spent most of one night with Lefty Frizzell, the rodeo entertainer. They also held a big cowboy parade. One year movie star Tex Ritter led the parade. Back then, during rodeo week, everyone dressed western. That should be a tradition we bring back. Let’s all go Texan during rodeo week. *****Last week I met a real nice guy who is a loyal reader of this column and praised our accuracy. I don’t know how we missed meeting before now. Wiley Pierce is a tall drink of water. If I had him and Rayford “High Pockets” Jimmerson on a senior citizen basketball team we would win. Wiley and his wife, Joan moved to Bridge City in 1964. He was a truck driver for Coopers Transportation. At age 72 he now says the highlight of the week for he and Joan is receiving their Penny Record. Those are my kind of folks. Wiley, it was a pleasure to finally meet you.*****In the last few months I have been noticing that Neches Credit Union has been getting more aggressive with their promotions. I wouldn’t be surprised if they are not the next new credit union to come to Orange County, probably to Bridge City. We’ll see if I’m right on that one. ****Congrats to Orangefield ex-baseball star Chase Angelle. He completed a great game for Lamar on the mound in the 6-1 win over New Orleans. Chase allowed only one earned run. Lamar is on a roll and has won six games in a row. This is proof that Lamar can do well in all sports by recruiting local youngsters.****Ms. Phyl’s sister Jo, who lives in Hot Springs, Arkansas, said that over 50,000 visitors were in town for the final race day at Oaklawn. She says the horse to watch in the Kentucky Derby is Danza, named after Tony. The horse won the 1-1/8 mile race that went off at 40-1. ****Bubba Watson captured his second Masters in a row. Bubba finished with 69 to win his second green jacket. Bubba is from the Florida Panhandle town of Bagdad.****Coach Chad Landry’s Bridge City Cards baseball team keeps rolling on undefeated in district with three games to go. Pitcher Chase Shugart keeps getting stronger with each outing. He struck out 16 and allowed only one hit in a 2-1 win over Silsbee. He could very well get that no hitter before the season ends.*****A few folks we know celebrating birthdays this week: On April 16, a youngster we have known since she was sucking on a baby bottle, Hal and Laverne Ridley’s first of two daughters, Kirby Cruse, wife of preacher George Cruse, celebrates on this day.***Also celebrating is Judy Pittman, Betty Forman and Lillian Mercer.*****On April 17, a nice lady, Cheryl Puntes,celebrates as does Matthew Franklin, Ronnie Haymon and Shelby Bickham.*****April 18, is Good Friday, it’s also the birthday of Mike Peebles, the former barbecue king at Yellow Rose. I’ve lost tract of his whereabouts but I haven‘t heard that he‘s in jail. That boy is something else. If you ever met him, you wouldn’t forget him. I wonder if his pretty wife Darlene is still hanging or if she’s flown the coop.*****On April 19, Shirley Bonnin, the pride of West Orange, celebrates as does Dustin “Dusty” Gibbs, Nicole’s other half. The couple moved to Oklahoma but reads us on line. ***Cheryl Patterson, Barbara Sarver and Mandi Chesson also celebrate. Celebrating also, last but not least, is our longtime friend Bill Nickum. ****Celebrating April 20, Easter Sunday, is pretty ex-teacher, Jody’s wife, Pearl’sbaby, Beverly Raymer, mother of two, Billy and David, and grandmother to a few.***Also celebrating on this day is Theresa Lieby, Bill Broussard, Ken Brown and Belinda Norman.****I was a youngster when I first met Joy Simmons McNamara. She celebrates a birthday on April 21. Also celebrating on this day is Courtney Williams, Dana Hill and a nice young man Christian Dubois Simmonton.***On this day also, in 2010, a great guy Mickey McNamara, 74, was murdered.****Earth Day, April 22, Joey’s bride, Adrienne Colletti Platt’s birthday. Also celebrating are Amelia Hollier and Scott Fisher.****A couple of our

friends, Jeff McCarson, owner of MudBugs, on Hwy. 62 and Mike Hamilton, owner of the Catfish Kitchen, in Beaumont, and former owner of Tuffy’s, have joined together to re-open West Bar & Grill, on Calder, in Beaumont. They opened Monday.****People who plan ahead should right now be checking pricing on something we will all need. Hillcrest Memorial Gardens and Forest Lawn Cemetery have reduced prices on spaces and offer several options during this promotion. A free planning guide is also offered. You will never find better pricing. ****The TEC took over Beaumont ISD and appointed Fred Shafer conservator. Superintendent Dr. Timothy Chargois, an Orange native, will still receive his salary until a new board takes over in June. The district is appealing the ruling. That’s a waste of about $50,000 or more. What I believe is that Sam Frank Lucia would be a great choice to run that school district. Sam is conservative but gets things done and is an expert in school business. That’s my two cents.****A grand jury was sworn in Monday to look into whether Gov. Rick Perry acted improperly when he threatened to kill funding for the Travis County District Attorney’s Public Corruption Division unless the DA, Rosemary Lehmberg, a Democrat, resigned. She had a DWI conviction last year. Defense lawyer David Botsford has been hired by Perry and will be paid $450 an hour by the state. The grand jury is in San Antonio. *****The Wednesday Lunch Bunch will dine at Robert’s this week and Novrozsky’s next week. Everyone is welcome. *****In a promising development in AIDS prevention, scientists have shown that monkeys can be protected against infection with a virginal gel even when it is used as long as three hours after sex. Such a gel would be particularly useful in countries where women have little protection against violence or rape because they could apply it surreptitiously. *****Our apologies to Virginia Fox, who last week we referred to as the late Virginia. She called and let us know she is still very much alive. *****A strange thing happened last week in the Congress and U.S. Senate. The Senate voted 53 to 44 against the Female-Male Equality bill.Senators Cornyn and Cruz, from Texas, chose not to vote. Why? Had they voted they would have voted against the bill. However, with a female, Wendy Davis, running for governor, had they voted against equal pay for women they would have given her some talking points against our senate leadership. Also, in this race, only Congressman Steve Stockman abstained from voting. Now none can be accused of voting against women. It failed to pass the 60 votes needed in the Senate. *****Here’s one that will get you. Federal records show that the Koch brothers, who have been condemning Obana Care and spending millions to defeat candidates who voted for it, have used a provision of the bill to save millions of dollars. BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK Judy Pittman, Kirby Cruse, Lillian Mercer, Marie Duett, Quentin Billeaud, Betty Foreman, Joseph Taylor, Janice Todora, Jane Istre, Jessica Christiansen, Kaylie Byrd, Natalie Miller, Rachel Fowler, Ronnie Haymon, Shelby Bickham, Shelby Sellers, Steve Evans, Whitney Anderson, Cheryl Puntes, Matthew Franklin, Megan Waguespack, Grant Mott, Emily Gilson, Barbara Sarver, Dustin Gibbs, Shirley Bonnin, Mandi Chesson, John Fuss, Cheryl Patterson, Maurelle McDonald, Ryan Ferguson, Bill Nickum, Brad Williams, Theresa Lieby, Bill Broussard, Beverly Raymer, Donna Wiegreffe, Emory Webb, Ken Brown, Becky Atkins, Belinda Norman, Benjamin Ezell, Baylor Trantham, Don McFarlane, Bonnie Short, Joy McNamara, Courtney Williams, Dana Hill, Virginia McNair, James Corley, Christian Dubose, Marshall Myers, Scott Fisher, Madeline Harper, Michael Harper, Jr., Joseph Jackson, Allison Rendall, Adrienne Colletti Platt, Amelia Hollier, Brandon Fisher, Glen Prince, Lacy Rutledge, Jason Smalley, Linda Robinson, Nancy Rendall, Paul Zoch, Samantha Briggs, Jeremie Breaux and Kathie Stephson. CAJUN STORY OF THE WEEK Oris Broussard took his uncle, Calvin Tee Nonk” Primeaux, to New Orleans for a couple of days of sight seeing and spending time together before Oris him, had to return to his military base. After a long day of walking down every street in the French Quarters and from one end of Canal Street to da other, Oris took “Tee Nonk” to Hooters for a drink and some hot wings. After being there for awhile, Oris axe “Tee Nonk” which one of dem waitress would he like to be stuck in an elevator wit? “Tee Nonk” him, say, “Well Oris, it’s like dis, me I want da one who knows how to fix elevators. I’m old, tired and I pee a lot.” C’EST TOUT Between doctor visits and all those chores, including several hours spent on this column, I haven’t gotten to do much outside visiting. I did get a few visitors here at the new Creaux’s Nest. A lovely lady, Barbara Taylor, stopped by with a thank you card and gift that we certainly didn’t expect. She said it was something that made her feel better. She misses Bobby Joe every minute of the day. They were together over 50 years and the last 10 years with his health problems they spent every minute together. Time is not a healer but it will ease the pain. Bobby is in a better place. ****Barry Burton stopped by. It was the first time I’d met him; he’s a big old boy. Burton genes I guess. I found him to be down to earth, smart, with a lot of common sense. I was impressed. He’s much like his uncle Owen. They say an acorn doesn’t fall far from the tree. I wonder if he raises tomatoes. His uncle and dad grow the best. Judge Derry Dunn does also and the good thing about the Judge is he doesn’t eat um, he gives um away. I try to stay friends with him and Commissioner Burton during tomato season.****I had a nice visit with Kenny Pigg. That guy will do to ride the range with. I have to get back with him, he will be surprised to learn what I found out. Well, I’ve got a call to return to Quincy Procell, that can be good or bad. Actually he’s been a good friend since I called his bluff over 50 years ago.****My time is plumb gone. Thanks for yours. Please read us cover to cover and shop our family of advertisers. Tell them we sent you. Have a nice and blessed Easter. May your eggs fill your basket. Take care and God bless.

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School News BCI students help raise funds for Hamshire-Fannett Bridge City Intermmiate School students helped raise money for Hamshire-Fannett students after fire destroyed their elementary school. BCI students collected $843. The top class collectors were Mrs. Bethea’s class, Mrs. LeLeaux’s class, and Mrs. Frank’s class. Mrs. Bethea’s classroom was the school’s top collector.

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n Monday, April 7th over two hundred Bridge City ISD choir students traveled to Minute Maid Park in Houston to perform the National Anthem for the Astros game. The students ranged in age from seven to eighteen

years. Several music teachers in the district collaborated together to prepare their students for such a performance. This particular version of the National Anthem was in four voice parts and was sung a cappella.

Hundreds of friends and family members went in support of the students also. The choirs are directed by Haleigh Wolford, Arthur Ferris and Wendy Fontenot.

Math Team Underclassmen Earn Awards

6th Place Number Sense Team

2nd Place Calculator Team

Congratulations to Kylie Duval, Bridge City Elementary student, who will be presented a Director’s

5th Place Science Team

Third Place Sweepstakes Team Winners

Choice Award for her work submitted in the Shangri La’s Art Contest 2014. Over 80 entries from students in 5 different schools in Orange County were received. Winners will be publicly announced and prizes will be awarded on April 19, at 2:45pm during EcoFest at Shangri La Gardens.

Bridge City students raise $300 in Cookie Dough donations These students sold $300 or more for our Cookie Dough fundraiser and is eligible fieldtrip to Colorado Canyon in Beaumont. The fundraiser VIP students and Mr. Norman Gaspard traveled by bus to the party site for mini golf, games and pizza lunch at no charge to parents or the school. Thank you to all that support our fundraisers.



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Deaths and Memorials Services to be held Myra Wright Bridge City Myra A. Wright, 81, of Bridge City, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, April 14, 2014, at Baptist Hospital in Orange. Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Friday, April 18, at First Baptist Church in Bridge City. Officiating will be Brother Lynn Ashcraft. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. Born in Pine Mountain, Ga., on May 20, 1932, Myra was the daughter of James Thomas Armstrong and Margaret Frances Myhand. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Bridge City and enjoyed the many years she faithfully served rocking and playing with the babies in the nursery. Myra loved gardening, visiting with her neighbors and spending time with her family as well as her dog, Missy, a loyal companion. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 42 years, Bruce V. Wright; three brothers; and four sisters. Myra is survived by her daughter, Debbie Richardson and husband, Mike of Silsbee; sons, Don Wright and wife, Kris of Orange, David Wright and

wife, Sharon of Bridge City; daughter, Pat Stanton and husband, Donnie of Bridge City; grandchildren, James and Jennifer Wright, Catie and Ken Snow, Carly and Michael Broussard, Olivia and Josh Everitt, Michaela Richardson, Bruce Wright, Bethany and Nick Stanton; and six great-grandchildren with one on the way. She is also survived by her sister, Peggy Smith of Pine Mountain, Ga.; sister-in-law, Millie Warr and husband, Oren of Center; and special great-niece, Melissa Crim and husband, Stephen of Nederland. Serving as pallbearers will be her grandsons, James Wright, Ken Snow, Michael Broussard, Josh Everitt, Bruce Wright and Nick Stanton. Honorary pallbearers are the Deacons of First Baptist Church in Bridge City. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church in Bridge City; 200 West Roundbunch Road, Bridge City, TX 77611; (409) 735-3583.

Howard Casto Orange Howard J. “Brub” Casto, 71 of Orange, Texas passed away, Sunday, April 6, 2014 due to complications of surgery. A Family Service will be held at the scattering of his ashes, as he requested. Friends are invited to a memorial service to be held from 1 until 3 p.m. Sunday, April 27 at his residence, 14075 F.M. 1442, Orange. Casto was born in Ripley, W. Va. on March 4, 1943 to Howard and Mildred Casto.

He served in the US Army in Germany. Howard worked in the excavation industry throughout his life. He loved animals and could never turn away a stray. Howard drove his own stockcars for many years and loved NASCAR racing. He was preceded in death by his parents, his lovely wives, Judith Berry Casto and Carolyn Cook Casto and two brothers, Gregory and Brian Casto. He is survived by sisters, Melissa Legg of Clermont, Fla., Renae Casto of Akron, Ohio, Sandra Brown and Pamela Bojo of Tuscaloosa, Ala., Carolyn Nicholas of Orrville, Ohio, Beverly Hardman of Bowling Green, Ohio; brothers, Brent Casto of Navarre, Ohio and Aaron Casto of Columbus, Ohio; girlfriend, Carol Kantosky; and all the beloved dogs and cats he took care of.

Services held Gail Wilson Orange Gail Broussard Wilson, lovingly known by her family and friends as “Gail Beth”, was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, friend, teacher and beloved Pastor’s wife. Her life was dedicated to her Savior Lord Jesus and her family. She fought the good

fight, ran her race and she has obtained her prize. Funeral services were April 5 at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating was her son-in-law, David Abshire and nephew, Steven Saunders. Burial followed at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Orange. Throughout her life she served her family, being married to the love of her life, her Kirbyville star football player, Jerry Thomas Wilson. She stood by his side for 55 years, being his inspiration and soulmate in their service to God’s people for some 40 years. Even until the moment God took her by the hand, she was witnessing to those all around her of God’s love and faithfulness. She leaves behind her husband; children, Becky (Robert) Barker, Lori (Donnie) Parker, Renee’ (David) Abshire, Jerry Lee (Gidget) Wilson and Ricky Wilson; grandchildren, Jeremy and Chase Parker, Candice Parker Campbell, Brittany and Becky Abshire, Sheree Abshire McCarty, Gabriel Caldwell, Elyssa and Grayce Barker; great-grandchildren, Ethan, Nick, Sarah and Dax Parker, Cayden and Caleb Campbell and Braxton McCarty; sisters, Sharon and Sheila Broussard; brothers, Dailey, John David and Greg Broussard. Waiting to meet her on her arrival at 4:55 am on April 3 were her parents, Rose and Fulton Broussard; brother, Gerald Broussard; granddaughter, Maigon Abshire; and a host of family and friends who went before her. Serving as pallbearers were Chase Campbell, Jeremy, Don-


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nie and Chase Parker, Robert Barker and Kevin Saunders. Honorary pallbearers were Gabriel Caldwell and Trey McCarty.

sons Bruce Peveto, Shane Peveto, Michael Owens, Kyle Peveto and Patrick Owens; and greatgrandson Casey Peveto.

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James “Jim” Ross McGee, 75, of Bridge City, passed away Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at his home with his family. Funeral services were April 14 at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. Officiating was Tony Goins of Bridge City Church of Christ. Burial followed at Oak Bluff Memorial Park in Port Neches. Born in Brookhaven, Miss., on August 2, 1938, he was the son of John Pitt McGee and Winifred Ross McGee. Jim was a member of the Strategic Air Command of the US Air Force and he also served in the Southeast Texas Military Funeral Detail. Jim worked as a process operator at DuPont in Orange for 36 years. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and loved woodworking as well as bird watching. He was preceded in death by his parents. Jim is survived by his wife, Faye McGee of Bridge City; daughters, Stacy Roberts of Deweyville, Teresa and her husband Matt Johnson of Fred, Rachel and her husband Travis Lobb of Bridge City; grandchildren, Caleb and Emily Roberts, Rebecca and husband John Wiseman, Cody and wife Lindsey Johnson, Garrett Johnson, Kendall and Madeline Lobb; and great grandchildren, Jayden Johnson, Macy, Colton, and Weston Wiseman, Tinsley Johnson; brother, John and his wife Joan McGee of Hemphill. Serving as pallbearers were Caleb Roberts, Cody Johnson, Garrett Johnson, Kendall Lobb, Brice Willborn, Cullin Smith, Darrell Woodard and Bob Forbes. For friends who desire memorial contributions they may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

A.J. “Buster” Lapeyrolerie, 92, of Bridge City, passed away on April 9, 2014, at St. Mary Hospital in Port Arthur. A Mass of Christian Burial was April 12, at St. Henry Catholic Church in Bridge City. Officiating was the Reverend Steven L. Leger of St. Henry Catholic Church in Bridge City. Burial followed at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange. Visitation was April 11 with a Vigil and Cursillo Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. Buster was born in New Orleans, La., on Dec. 2, 1921. He enjoyed gardening, spending time with his family, dancing, traveling and his yearly Navy reunion. Buster proudly served in the US Navy in WWII and worked for DuPont SRW for 30 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Arlie Joseph, Sr. and Aline Michel Lapeyrolerie, Aimee and Lefroy Falcon; sister, Neava Yentzen; brother, Stanford Lapeyrolerie; daughter-inlaw, Sheri Fudge Lapeyrolerie; and grandsons, Brad Lapeyrolerie and James Lapeyrolerie. He is survived by his wife Audrey McCrory Lapeyrolerie, of Bridge City; daughters, Ann Lieby of Bridge City, Amy King of Port Neches, Janice Mahan and husband Frank of Groves, and Jean Lapeyrolerie of Port Neches; sons, Arlie and wife Karen Lapeyrolerie of Bridge City, Brad and wife Brenda Lapeyrolerie of Bridge City, Bill Lapeyrolerie of Orangefield, and Paul and wife Lisa Lapeyrolerie of Bridge City; sisters, Ula Perez, Mona Gaudin, and Ina Brownlow all of Louisiana; 18 grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren. Serving as pallbearers were Scott Mahan, Michael, John, Steven and Jo Vince Lapeyrolerie, John Lieby and Jared King. Honorary pallbearers were Brad and James Lapeyrolerie, Matthew and Mark Mahan.

Wayne Peveto Mauriceville Wayne Peveto was born April 24, 1924 in Mauriceville, Texas, to Coleman and Mabel Clark Peveto. He passed from this life on April 8, 2014. Visitation was April 11. Funeral was April 12, also at Claybar Funeral Home. Wayne graduated from Mauriceville High School then served his country in W W II. He was drafted into the Navy and served on the submarine USS Pollack in the Pacific Ocean. While stationed at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine, he met Trudy Silsby. They married and returned to Mauriceville where they raised their family. His beloved Trudy passed away Dec. 14, 2013. Wayne was employed by Bethlehem Steel as a ship fitter and retired after 34 years of service. He truly loved to be at his home place, the land his family settled over 100 years ago in Mauriceville, farming, raising cattle and driving his tractor. After a hard day’s work, he enjoyed passing the evening in a rocking chair on his front porch. Preceding him in death were his parents; brothers Merten, Ira, James, Malcolm Bruce, Emmett, Thurman and Elmo Peveto; sisters Rene Reynolds, Lucille Peveto and Zula Pollard. He will be deeply missed by his children, Coleman and wife Linda of Mauriceville, Coleen Owens and husband Aaron of Rosenberg, Steven and wife Renee of Mauriceville, Alan and wife Marilyn of Buna and Melissa Mulholland and husband Brett of Bridge City; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild. Wayne’s family would like to thank Deanna Brown for her service as a loyal and loving caregiver. Pallbearers were grand-

John Ward Orange John Ward, 80, of Orange, passed away on April 8, 2014, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. Graveside services were April 11th at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange. Visitation was April 10th at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Born in Andalusia, Ala., on Dec. 26, 1933, he was the son of John A. Ward, Sr. and Minnie C. (Harrelson) Ward. John loved spending time building furniture and giving it to his friends and family. He was preceded in death by his parents. John is survived by his wife, Florence Ward of Orange; daughters, Janis Trahan of Bronson and Joyce Manuel of Anderson, South Carolina; Five Grandchildren; and Eighteen greatgrandchildren. Serving as pallbearers were Billy, Shannon, John and Jeffrey Trahan, Jason Miller and Lee Latil.

Herminia Almazan Formerly Orange Herminia “Minnie” Lopez Almazan, 76, of Deer Park and a former resident of Orange since 1963, joined her Heavenly Father on Friday, April 4, 2014, at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Brownsville, Texas. Funeral services were April 12 at Claybar Funeral Home in OrObits Page 7A

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ange. Officiating was Reverend Barry Bradley of First Baptist Church in Orange. Burial followed at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange. Visitation was April 11 at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Minnie was born in Brownsville on Sept. 13, 1937; she was the daughter of Justo Lopez and Aurora De la Fuente. She was joyfully married for 55 years to Pilar Sr., and moved their family to Orange in 1963 where she raised her children and made her home for 45 years. Minnie supported her husband as the preacher’s wife in their ministry to the Spanish speaking people at Mission Bautista in Mauriceville and First Baptist Church Hardin. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Reverend Pilar Almazan Sr.; son, Daniel Almazan; and brothers Joel Lopez and Roger Lopez. Minnie is survived by her son, Pilar Almazan Jr. and wife Shirley of Friendswood; daughter, Sabrinna Cooper and husband Bob of Deer Park; grandchildren, Joseph and wife Celeste Cooper, Dr. Amanda Almazan, Wade Almazan, Elizabeth and husband Paul Rader; great-grandchildren, Gabriel, Nicolais, KateLynn, Mark, AshLynn, Ally, JosLynn, Eric and Emma; sisters, Diana Campbell, Nellie York, Elizabeth Robles and Becky Ramirez; brothers, Jesse Lopez, Justo Lopez Jr., and many nieces and nephews. Serving as pallbearers were Robert Ramirez, Bob Cooper, Danny Lopez, Joseph Cooper, Wade Almazan and Paul Rader. Honorary pallbearers were Justo and Jesse Lopez, Anastacio Robles and Bobby Robles. Her family would like to acknowledge the Robles family; Elizabeth, Anastacio, Bobby, Sandy, and Ruth for the love and care given their mother.

Linnes Hubbard Orange Linnes Hubbard passed away at his home in Orange, Texas with family on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 after a brief illness. A Memorial Service was April

12 at Dorman Funeral Home in Orange, preceded by a gathering of family and friends. Chapel Mike Eaves officiated. Interment and committal service were April 12 at Newton City Cemetery in Newton. Cremation was entrusted to Dorman Funeral Home. Linnes was born in Hemphill, Texas on Nov. 23, 1934 and grew up in Jasper where he went to school and graduated from Jasper High School. Linnes worked for Bell Telephone Company for a few years as a lineman before joining the Jasper Police department where he became the Asst. Chief of Police. This began a long and very distinguished career in Law Enforcement that spanned more than 30 years. He left the Jasper Police department and began working for the Jasper County Sheriff’s office for many years before joining the Orange County District Attorney’s office as their lead investigator. After a few years working with CITGO in Sulphur, La. as the Head of Security, he returned to Orange to work as a Major with the Orange County Sheriff’s office. Linnes was also professionally trained in criminal polygraph, hypnosis and was considered an expert in the field of fingerprints. He was called upon many times as an expert witness in criminal cases through the years. He was instrumental in solving many criminal cases, received numerous certifications in law enforcement topics, taught classes on law enforcement and received many awards and citations for his work in the law enforcement field. He was a strong but fair and caring man. He would give his last dime or the shirt off of his back to someone in need. He was the handyman of the neighborhood and never knew something he couldn’t do. He helped numerous people and families through the years. He was preceded in death by

his parents, John and Elizabeth Hubbard; two brothers Frank and Ira Hubbard; three sisters, Bessie Smith, Grace Robinson and Lorene Robinson. He is survived by his wife Geraldine Cooper Hubbard of Orange; two sons, Charles Wayne Hubbard of Ill.; Raymond Eugene Hubbard and his wife Lorna of Orange; one daughter, Cheryl Hubbard Burns and her husband, Darren of Moss Bluff, La.; four grandchildren, Justin, Amanda, Kortney and Alicia; sister, Mary Jones of Kirbyville; one brother, Johnnie Hubbard of Oregon & numerous nieces and nephews. Condolences may be sent to the family at

Robert Cox Port Arthur Robert (Jerry) Cox passed away peacefully on April 12, 2014, surrounded by his family. Visitation was April 15 at Clayton Thompson Funeral Home. Funeral service will be Wednesday, April 16 at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with burial to follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park. Jerry was born in Joaquin, Texas, Oct. 14, 1932 to James Edwin and Rhoda Cox who raised him with Christian values and a strong work ethic. He moved to Port Arthur in the early 1950’s to take a job with Texaco shortly before joining the Army in 1953 where he served as a medic. After returning to Port Arthur and Texaco, he married Emma Jane Cox and raised three children. With strength and dignity, he bore the unbearable tragedy of losing his teen-aged son, Jerry Kenneth Cox, to a four year battle with cancer. Years later, he was again faced with tragedy while he watched his wife succumb to Alzheimer’s disease. Jerry was a Mason and a friendly, generous man who never met a stranger. He always had a way of making people smile. He had a big soft heart and loved his dog Sadie just like another

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child. He was the most talented mechanic you could ever expect to meet. If it had an engine, Jerry could fix it and was always willing to use that talent to help his many friends. Jerry is survived by two daughters, Marty Campbell and Judy Keys; three granddaughters, Angie Fernandez, Sherri Farrell and Kristen Keys; two great-grand babies, Gavin Fernandez and Mila Farrell and his brother, Millard Cox of Bridge City. He was a bright light in our lives and we will sorely miss him, but we are comforted by the fact that he is now reunited with his lost loved ones.

Juanita Manuel Orange Juanita Coline Manuel, 72, of Orange, passed away on Thursday, April 10, 2014, at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont. Visitation was April 13 and funeral services were April 14 at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating was Mr. Don Swanson, Mr. Chris Eppler and Mr. Justin McCorkle of Mauriceville Church of Christ. Burial followed at Wilkinson Cemetery in Mauriceville. Born in Bay City, Texas, on August 12, 1941, she was the daughter of Robert M. Vanness and Bertha Lillian Vanness. Juanita enjoyed collecting antiques and cooking. She was a member of Mauriceville Church of Christ and attended Bible Study class. She loved her family and will be deeply missed by all those who knew and loved her. She was preceded in death by her parents and grandson, Cole Robert Johnson. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Bill Manuel, of Mauriceville; daughters, Sherry and Neil David of Groves and Sharron and Monty Wood of Mauriceville; sons, William “Beaver” Manuel and Roseanna Spears and Garry “Robbie” Manuel all of Mauriceville; grandchildren, Megan Borel, Daniel Wood, C.J. Johnson,

Kayla Manuel and Lyndie Manuel; great-grandchildren, Coy and David Johnson, Carson and Brydon Borel; brothers, James Robert Vanness of Angelton, Gary Wayne Vanness of West Columbia and Roy Lynn Vanness of Conroe. For those wishing to make memorial contributions, they may be made to Mauriceville Church of Christ, P.O. Box 900, Mauriceville, TX 77626.

Mark Gardner Orange Mark Gardner, 54, of Orange, died April 4, 2014, at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont. Cremation will be held under the direction Claybar Funeral Home. Born in Jacksonville, Fla., on October 23, 1959, Mark was the son of Wayne and Ruby Gardner. He played high-school football in Buna and served as a machine operator at Print Pack Inc. for 26 years. Mark greatly enjoyed a variety of outdoor activities, including fishing, crabbing, hunting, and camping. He loved, and was loved by his friends and family. Mark was a kind man, who would go out of his way to help anyone. He was preceded in death by his mother, Ruby Gardner; sister, Nina Glen and brother, Larry Gardner. Mark is survived by his wife of twenty-nine years, Carolyn Raymer Gardner of Orange; father, Wayne Gardner, and wife, Marjorie of Deweyville; daughters, Mary Hoffpauir and husband Michael, and Audrey Jo Gardner of Kirbyville; great-nephew, Alex Hoffpauir; brother, Curtis Joe Gardner and wife, Lacy of Paradise, Texas; sisters, Mia Edens of Houston and Patricia Guidry; step sisters, Darline Zavada, Molly Mayfield, Martha Wingate, Dottie Robinson, and Patsy McCuller, along with numerous friends and family members. Mark will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him will never be forgotten.


Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating was the Rev. Jay Thomas of MacArthur Heights Baptist Church. Burial followed at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Orange. Billy was born in Detroit, Texas on April 26, 1929, the son of John Coleman and Bupha (Wilson) Coleman. He worked at Weingartens Grocery for 30 years as assistant manager at the East Town and Northway Shopping centers. He retired from Danny’s Food Center in West Orange. He was a member of MacArthur Heights Baptist Church. He was a deacon and in the past had served as Sunday School Superintendent. His greatest joy was when his two great-grandsons would come to see their PawPaw. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Olive Epps, and Bernice Gibson; two brothers, Edwin and Paul Coleman. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Margie Ringer Coleman, two sons Ronnie (Kellie) Coleman of Denwiddie, Va.., Ricky (Sharon) Coleman of Bridge City; four grandsons, Brent, Derrick and Michael Coleman and Garth Bowler, one granddaughter, Chelsea Coleman; two great-grandsons, Carter Coleman and Canaan Moseley; and one sister-in-law, Virginia Coleman of Detroit, Texas. Serving as pallbearers were Brent, Derrick and Michael Coleman, Garth Bowler, Roger McKinney and John LeJeune.

Billy Coleman Orange Billy Donald Coleman passed away peacefully at his home on Friday April 11, 2014. Visitation was April 14 and funeral services were April 15 at

Annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday April 19 1-2:30 PM Everyone Is Welcome! 409-786-1454 673 FM 1078 Orange, Texas


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An Unnecessary Quest to Change Greg Allen For The Record Someone recently told me about a movie titled “God’s Not Dead.” It stars Kevin Sorbo of Hercules fame, Dean Cain of Superman fame, and Willie Robertson of Duck Dynasty. After I looked up the synopsis and read the critical reviews I decided to go watch it. The movie critics gave it a failing grade. One critic, who

gave it a D-, said it was based on the premise of urban legend. At the end of the movie the credits read something like this film is inspired by ... then it listed court cases that have been brought against colleges and universities across America that have discriminated against students by violating their freedom of speech and religious liberties - the list was quite long. So, for that critic to say the film is a depiction of urban legend he’s either biased or

misinformed. Some of the brightest minds in history, atheists, claimed they were once believers in God. On the other side of the coin you have C.S. Lewis, a brilliant English philosopher, who was an atheist then became a devout believer in a Divine Being. There’s a small faction in today’s society who are neither tolerant nor believing of such things. It’s their quest to change minds and quite often

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in a militant way. Such are those who make it their life’s work to remove every ruminant of God from society. They long to remove the words “In God We Trust” from American currency and eradicate the Ten Commandments from wherever they may be displayed. Why do they condemn or hate God so? If He’s nonexistent as they claim why don’t they just treat it like a myth, like the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny, or Santa Claus and not give it a second thought? Did those residing in the colonies before America was founded believe in God? I’m sure some did, but many viewed King George as their God. After all, he was the supreme Deity at that time and he held the power of life and death in his

hands. But in 1776, fifty-six Signatories of The Declaration of Independence were convinced of something else and claimed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights.” The founding fathers, with the penning of that document, acknowledged the existence of a Creator and a nation was born. Did they get it wrong? There’s a faction in today’s society who believe they did and that document called the Constitution is flawed. The Preamble states: “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, pro-

mote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.” The foundering fathers used the words “Blessings of Liberty.” Christians believe “Free will” is the foundation of their faith. They believe it’s a gift they’ve been given. By any other name it’s called “Freedom” or “Liberty.” For many, that’s the true essence of God indeed. The Original Ten Amendments to the Constitution are called “The Bill of Rights.” They provide for such things as the right to petition, freedom of speech, religious liberties, and the right to bear arms. But, individual rights are under assault today and those who Greg Allen Page 9A

The City of Orange will host an Easter Egg hunt on Friday, at 10 a.m. (gates will open at 9 a.m.) at the Simmons Drive Boat Ramp. Ages zero to eight years old can take part, with age categories split up into the following: zero to 3, 4 to 6 and 7 to 8. There will be many activities including the Easter Egg Hunt, all free.

Bunny Run 5K and 1K to be held Saturday in BC Staff Report For The Record The Bridge City-Orangefield Rotary Club is hosting an Adult 5k Kid 1k Bunny Run benefiting Orangefield and Bridge City students with academic scholarships. Race time and day is scheduled for 8 a.m., Saturday. Online registration closes Thursday. Registration is $35 for Adults and $20 for children 14 and under. To sign up go to: http:// by April 17. You will have the option to purchase a shirt online. They will be also be available the day of the race as long as supplies last. Participants are encouraged to dress up in appropriate Easter/Bunny attire. Bunny ears will be distributed to all participants while supplies last. The route begins and ends at Bridge City High School. For more information to the event Web site or contact a member of the Rotary.

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Easter Family Activities Saturday, April 19th, 11:00 a.m.

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Games, Handcrafts, Door prizes and Easter Egg Hunt for children in three different age groups up to age 12. No one will go home empty handed. Sandwiches, chips, cookies and punch will be served at noon. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church is inviting all families within the community to participate in their first annual Easter activities for the entire family.

Bring your Easter basket and make plans to enjoy several hours of fun and food. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church 945 W. Roundbunch Road Bridge City, Texas

Trinity Baptist Church of Orange Community invited to Easter events: A Maundy Thur. Service -April 17, 7 pm. Dr. Bob Webb, Pastor of Trinity Baptist Church will conduct the service which will include prayer, special music, Scripture reading by members and The Last Supper Communion. Dr. Webb stated, “This is a very special service and wishes to invite the community to attend. “ Maundy Thursday is a Christian observance around the world. It is the day before Good Friday and commemorates Jesus Christ’s last supper with the Apostles and the initiation of Communion observed in many Christian churches. Maundy Thursday is a public holiday in a number of countries. On April 6th, Trinity Baptist Church started the celebration of Easter with the placement of prayer cards on a cross, on

Because He lives, we too shall live. This is the promise and hope of Easter.

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Holy Week Services Good Shepherd Lutheran Church 945 W. Roundbunch Rd. Bridge City, Texas 409-735-4573 Our Congregation welcomes the community to join us for all our services. We are a friendly, caring and casual church of the future! Come grow with us!

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In lieu of the yearly Eggstravaganza, Liberty Baptist Church has opted to hold a Children’s Easter Celebration at 6 p.m. Wednesday, during the regular Wednesday Night Kids activity time. The will have hot dogs, games, egg hunts and group time which includes WHY Easter is celebrated. For more information contact the church at 409-7358721 or

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From all of us at Reliable, we wish you a very wonderful Easter holiday filled with the graces of good friends, the love of family members and the love of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

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April 13th palm branches were placed on the cross and this Easter Sunday members and guest are encouraged to bring flowers to place on the cross. Special music will be presented by the Trinity Baptist Choir under the direction of Dan Cruse. The church’s activities for Easter are to remind both children and adults of what Easter is all about. Everyone is invited to join Trinity Baptist Church for our Maundy Thursday Service and at 11 am on Sunday for our Easter service. The church is located at 1819 N. 16th St. Orange..

Palm Sunday, April 13th Traditional Worship 9 am Contemporary Worship 11am Special Service with Palms.

Maundy Thursday, April 17th Worship 6 pm Holy Communion and Special Music

Good Friday, April 18th Worship 6 pm Special Music with tenor Dorain.

Easter Sunday, April 20th Traditional Worship 9 am & 10 am Contemporary Worship 11 am Special Music with guitarist Blake Flowers and flutist Lauren.

aren’t convinced are either naïve or uninformed. However, I believe America’s own have been awakened by that. A liberal faction, often radical, are hell-bent on trying to extinguish the thought of God in American society and around the world. They claim to be tolerant of opposing views, but that’s a misnomer. Maybe it’s a good thing the nation’s capital has been invaded by a wave of socialism, for it will give reason and evidence to the fact government isn’t the inventor of “Free Will,” a Creator is, and just maybe the founding fathers had it right all along. I can assure you, though, that faction won’t succeed in their endeavor to prove to a majority God’s non-existent, but they will … most assuredly … try. Greg Allen’s column, Thinkin’ Out Loud, is published bi-monthly. He’s an author, nationally syndicated columnist and the founder of Builder of the Spirit in Jamestown, Indiana, a non-profit organization aiding the poor. He can be reached at or follow him on Twitter @GregAllencolumn.

KOC Fish Fry in Orange Orange Council No. 1680 is selling fish dinners for dine in or carry out on all Fridays in Lent, except Good Friday. Dinners are sold 5 - 7 p.m. in St. Mary Church parish hall,Cherry Ave.,Orange. 3-pc fried or baked fish dinners - $8. 2-pc - $7. Sides include: fries, coleslaw, tartar & cocktail sauce, tea and dessert. Public invited to enjoy our renowned fish taste.

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First Baptist Church Orangefield 9788 F.M. 105 Orangefield, 409-735-3113 Pastor Forrest Wood Sun.: Bible Study - 9:15 a.m., Worship Serv. - 10:30 a.m., Evening Worship- 6:30 p.m. Wed. Evening Services: Yth & Children - 6:30 p.m. Praise & Prayer - 6:30 p.m. Choir Practice - 7:30 p.m. Email:

St. Paul United Methodist Church 1155 W. Roundbunch Rd., Bridge City 409- 735-5546 Rev. Mark Bunch Sun. Mornings: Worship Experience - 8:15 a.m.; Sunday School - 9:30 a.m.; Worship - 10:45 a.m. (Nursery provided) For Mid & Sr. High Youth Sun: 3:30 to 6 p.m. Taizé Service - 6:30 p.m. For Children Ages 4–10 Wed. 6 to 7 p.m. – JAM is now KFC ”Kids for Christ” (Jesus & Me) Club For info regarding preschool enrollment call 409-735-5546

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Living Word Church Latter-day Sain

Services at 9 a.m Hwy 87 & FM 1006, Orange 6108 Hazelwoo 409-735-6659 409-779-9039 Samuel G.K. - Pastor Joseph Samuel - Asst. Pastor Sun. Serv - 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wed. Service - 7 p.m. Come As You Are!

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Services at 9 a.m. 6108 Hazelwood 409-779-9039

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West Orange-Stark Mustang Deionte Thompson crosses the finish line for a Dist. 21-3A gold medal in the 800-meter relay. The relay team of Thompson, James Fontenot, Johnny Shaw and Dwain Boullard won the event in a flaming 1:29:47. The West Orange-Stark Mustang crusied to a First Place in Dist. 21-3A winning eight of 10 events for 203 points. RECORD PHOTO: Larry Trimm

Crisalyn Janice takes the baton from Isis Simmons for the West Orange-Stark Lady Mustangs in the 400-meter relay. The Lady Mustang quarter of Janice, Simmons, Lasha Cole and Aaliyah Teel won the gold medal in the event with a time of 49:28. The Lady Mustangs came in second in Dist. 21-3A with 121 point just behind first place Hamshire-Fannett with 134 points. PHOTO: Larry Trimm


Orangefield Bobcat sprinter Carl Wiley flies out of the blocks in the 400 meter run. The winners of Dist. 21-3A will compete against the winners of Dist. 22 on Thursday and the top four winners will advance to the Regional Meet in Humble on April 25-26. RECORD PHOTO: Larry Trimm

District track stars advance to area meet DISTRICT 21-3A TRACK RESULTS: GIRLS DIVISION Pole vault: 1. Kati Thornton, BC, 11-0; 2. Brooklyn Goldsmith, OF, 8-6; 3. Carley McDuffie, BC 7-6; 4. Jessi Lavergne, Buna, 7-6. High jump: 1. Alexus Henry, BC, 5-8; 2. Meghan Williamson, H-F, 5-0; 3. Kamryn Elliott, Buna, 5-0; 4. Rebekah Newell, OF,

West Orange-Stark Mustang sprinter Chris James hands off to ToMarcus Fontenot for a first place finish in the 400-meter relay. With teammates Dwain Boullard and Johnny Shaw the Mustangs won the event for the district crown in a blazing 42:54. RECORD PHOTO: Larry Trimm

Carl Wiley carries the baton for the Orangefield Bobcats during the Dist. 21-3A Track and Field Championships held at West OrangeStark High School. RECORD PHOTO: Larry Trimm




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4-10. Triple jump: 1. Alexus Henry, BC, 36-6 3/4; 2. Lashya Cole, WO-S, 34-3 1/2; 3. Raylie Huff, H-J, 30-7 1/4; 4. Becca DeLord, H-F, 33-6 3/4. Long jump: 1. Lashya Cole, WO-S, 17-9 1/2; 2. Taylor Aldrich, H-J, 17-3 3/4; 3. Kendra Fisher, Buna, 16-6; 4. Ashley Coots, H-F, 16-0 1/4. Shot put: 1. Katie Laird, BC, 37-7 12/2; 2. Priscilla Garza, OF, 36-0; 3. Camry Martin,

Silsbee, 35-1; 4. Kaitlin McFarland, H-J, 34-7. Discus: 1. Patricia Hudson, Silsbee, 1058; 2. Kaitlin McFarland, H-J, 102-3 1/2; 3. Shalan Shields, Buna, 101-5 1/2; 4. Laurie Sam, H-F, 99-5 1/2. 3,200 meters: 1. Anna Vera, H-F, 12:54.35; 2. Bethany Vizena, H-F, 13:02.61; 3. Brittany Holt, H-J, 13:03.05; 4. Jessica KoopSEE TRACK RESULTS Page 2B


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Little Cypress-Mauriceville Bear Eathan Reed won the 4A District Meet in the discus with a throw of 158’-02” and finished 2nd in the shot put with 51’-10” toss to advance to the 4A Area Meet. RECORD PHOTO: Ty Manuel

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LCM’s Bailey Williams finished t 2ND in the triple jump at the District Meet with a leap of 35’-7.75” to advance to the Area. RECORD PHOTO: Ty Manuel

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man, BC, 13:05.09. 400-meter relay: 1. WO-S (Betty McDonald, Lashya Cole, Chrislyn Janice, Aaliyah Teel), 49.28; 2. H-J 49.29; 3. Silsbee 50.30; 4. Buna 51.55. 100 meters: 1. Chanissey Fowler, Silsbee, 12,20; 2. Betty McDonald, WO-S, 12.57; 3. Alexus Henry, BC, 12.97; 4. Taylor Aldrich, H-J, 12.99. 100-meter hurdles: 1. Katie Blanchard, H-F, 16.72; 2. Brittany LaLonde, H-F, 16.93; 3. Brandy Ehrlich, OF, 17.11; 4. Margan Fergusan, WO-S, 17.74. 400 meters: 1. Lashya Cole, WO-S, 1:01.04; 2. Shelby Foster, Buna, 1:02.30; 3. Mercedes Fezia, WO-S, 1:02.88; 4. Becca DeLord, H-F,

1:03.60. 800-meter relay: 1. H-J (Taylor Aldrich, Katelyn Holland, Raylie Huff, Kesha Broussard), 1:47.56; 2. WO-S 1:47.80; 3. Silsbee 1:48.43; 4. Buna 1:48.76. 800 meters: 1. Becca DeLord, H-F, 2:26.14; 2. Morgan Worthy, OF, 2:27.83; 3. Mercedes Fezia, WO-S, 2:32.00; 4. Courtney Smith, Buna, 2:34.55. 300-meter hurdles: 1. Brandy Ehrlich, OF, 48.60; 2. Katie Blanchard, H-F, 49.12; 3. Camryn Jones, H-F, 49.62; 4. Margan Fergusan, WO-S, 50.52. 200 meters: 1. Raegan Padgett, H-J, 24.92; 2. Eranishia Carmenar, Silsbee, 25.32; 3. Aaliyah Teel, WO-S, 25.53; 4. Alexus Henry, BC, 26.81.

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LCM’s Sophomore Brooke Manuel Advances to the Area Meet for the 2ND year row in the 1600 Meter Run. RECORD PHOTO: Ty Manuel

1,600 meters: 1. Sarah Foster, Buna, 5:43.89; 2. Bethany Vizena, H-F, 5:50.27; 3. Brittany Holt, H-J, 5:53.94; 4. Anna Vera, H-F, 5:56.01. Point standings: 1. H-F 134; 2. WO-S 121; 3. H-J 91.5; 4. Brindge City 81; 5. Buna 77; 6. Silsbee 60; 7. Orangefield 55.5. BOYS DIVISION Pole vault: 1. Ian Carruth, BC, 12-0; 2. Windsor Nguyen, BC, 11-0; 3. Brandon Lababerra, H-F, 11-0; 4. Tyler Jenkins, OF, 10-6. High jump: 1. Deionte Thompson, WO-S, 6-4; 2. Conner Wilbur, BC, 6-0; 3. Jeremiah Shaw, WOS, 5-10; 4. Caleb Kress, OF, 5-8. Triple jump: 1. Malcolm Busby, BC, 43-6 3/4; 2. Dillon Sterling-Cole, WO-S, 41-5; 3. Johnny Shaw, WO-S, 40-7; 4. Carl Wiley, OF, 40-4. Long jump: 1. Jeremiah Shaw, WO-S, 22-0 1/4; 2. Deionte Thompson, WO-S, 21-7 3/4; 3.

Lakeith Broussard, H-J, 21-3 3/4; 4. Malcolm Busby, BC, 20-8 1/4. Shot put: 1. Blain Padgett, H-J, 46-10; 2. Paul Hebert, WO-S, 43-0 1/4; 3. Octavious Crosson, WO-S, 43-0; 4. Roe Wilkins, H-J, 41-10 1/2. Discus: 1. Mason Sonnier, OF, 132-1 1/2; 2. Kanon Mackey, Silsbee, 131-9 1/2; 3. Greg Ludwick, Silsbee, 126-1 3/4; 4. Ty Tompkins, Buna, 125-1. 3,200 meters: 1. Bret Lebleu, BC, 10:54.25; 2. Joshua Kelly, Buna, 10:58.97; 3. Matthew Rainey, OF, 11:15.63; 4. Seth Hartman, BC, 11:24.30. 400-meter relay: 1. WO-S (Dwain Boullard, Chris James, ToMarcus Fontenot, Johnny Shaw), 42.54; 2. H-J 44.05; 3. H-F 44.50; 4. Silsbee 44.51. 100 meters: 1. ToMarcus Fontenot, WO-S, 10.89; 2. Hunter Cooley, H-J, 11.24; 3. Kendrick SEE TRACK RESULTS Page 2B

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Bridge City uses team concept for 23rd crown Larry Johnson For The Record At the beginning of this season, unlike in years past, the Bridge City Cardinals were not considered the team to beat in 21-3A due to the departure of several key factors from last years team. Most media types had Silsbee as the top team to beat with the Cardinals picked to be runner up. The biggest question concerning this years team was like a line from an old country song “who’s gonna fill their shoes?” Losing players like Hayden Guidry, Bryce Sampere, Preston Pittman and Nick Portacci to graduation was certainly a concern, unless you knew the guys who had been patiently waiting for their chance to play. Last years JV squad went 21-5 with no losses to any 3A teams. They were very talented to say the least and more than ready to take their turn with the big squad. In a recent conversation with team leader Hunter Uzzle I found out more about the team concept that prevails with this years squad. “Last year while watching the College World Series we all saw the guys on the Mississippi State bench and how they were so involved in the game, they called their group the “Bench Mob” and they were awesome” said Uzzle. “Those guys knew their role and were an important part of getting that team to the championship, that’s what we have this year, a bunch of guys who don’t get much credit from the media but are the backbone of this team. We have one of the

The Bridge City Cardinals posed with the No. 23 on the outfield fence after defeating Hamshire-Fannett 4-2 on Tuesday night. The No. 23 represents 23 District Championships. RECORD PHOTO: Larry Trimm

best defensive and fundamental teams around and that’s without any ego’s, everybody comes to the park and goes to work doing their particular job. It’s just not fair to those guys that nobody knows who they are, but we sure do, we call them the T.O.G. Squad which stands for “The Other Guys” added Uzzle. After thinking about this statement for few minutes I had to agree with the Senior catcher, this years squad is full of unsung heroes. “If you look at guys like Blaine Mcelduff and Jonah Watts in the middle at short stop and second base, Kyle Bergeron at third along with Sage Elmore, Blake Pruett and Bryce Carey sharing time at first base and designated hitter

Dist. 21-3A track results

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King, H-F, 11.40; 4. Lakeith Broussard, H-J, 11.41. 110-meter hurdles: 1. Will Johnson, WO-S, 16.56; 2. Conner Wilbur, BC, 16.67; 3. Mat McCall, H-F, 17.23; 4. Talon Tilley, H-J, 17.71. 400 meters: 1. Jordan Boudreaux, Bridge City, 51.75; 2. Ryan Kirkendall, Silsbee, 52.41; 3. DreVondrick Spencer, WO-S, 52.53; 4. Blake Permenter, Orangefield, 53.02.

those guys are the anchors of our defense and unselfish at the plate. Having Ashton Hunter, Blaine Huff and Trevor Gunn patrolling the outfield with Keaton Langston gives our pitchers the comfort to know its going to take some work to get a ball passed those guys with all that speed.” Last but not least is the real cast of characters, the trio of lefthanded pitchers, Bryson Macfarland, Wayne Currie and Lane Ashworth. “The lefties do it all, on the field and off, they carry their share of the load and offer up some pretty good dugout entertainment as well” laughed Uzzle. “All of the guys on this years team are unselfish and not worried about individual

Blake Pruet slides in safe at home to score against Hamshire-Fannett on uesday night. RECORD PHOTO: Larry Trimm

honors, they just want to win and that’s what it’s all about,” he added. Evidently this feeling of team first has worked wonders for the group that many considered to be a “weak team” by Bridge City standards. That team featuring the “T.O.G. Squad” has quietly run their district record to 8-0 and over-

800-meter relay: 1. WO-S (Johnny Shaw, Chris James, ToMarcus Fontenot, Deionte Thompson), 1:29.47; 2. H-F 1:33.64; 3. Silsbee 1:35.07; 4. Buna 1:35.18. 800 meters: 1. David Bundage, WO-S, 2:07.49; 2. Allen Guerrero, H-F, 2:11.05; 3. Austin Hogan, WO-S, 2:11.63; 4. Chet Poole, Buna, 2:12.26. 300-meter hurdles: 1. Will Johnson, WO-S, 40.84; 2. Conner Wilbur, Bridge City, 41.23; 3. Jonathan Sanders, Buna, 43.36; 4. Malacci Hodge, WO-S, 45.07. 200 meters: 1. Chris James, WO-S, 21.90; 2. Johnny Shaw, WO-S, 22.98; 3. Dakota Ireland, Buna, 23.47; 4. Dylan Westbrook,

all record to 19-2-1 while being ranked #2 in the state. Not too shabby for a bunch of guys who waited their turn and are now making the most of the moment. Bridge City clinched at least a share of the district title this year and number 23 for the program after beating Hamshire Fannett 4-2. Bryson Mc-

Farland got the win for the Cardinals as Chase Shugart got the save. Bridge City needs 1 more win from their last 3 games to take the outright championship and top seed heading into playoff action. BC takes on Hardin Jefferson Friday at Bridge City at 7 p.m.

Orangefield, 23.59. 1,600 meters: 1. Joshua Kelly, Buna, 4:53.37; 2. Brett LeBleu, Bridge City, 4:59.88; 3. Matthew Rainey, Orangefield, 5:02.29; 4. Chet Poole, Buna, 5:07.23. 1,600-meter relay: 1. WO-S (Deionte Thompson, Dillon SterlingCole, David Bundage, DreVondrick Spencer) 3:31.07; 2. Bridge City 3:34.22; 3. Orangefield 3:37.29; 4. Silsbee 3:40.19. Point standings: 1. WO-S 203; 2. Bridge City 125; 3. H-F 65; 4. Orangefield 63; 5. Buna 58; 6. H-J 56; 7. Silsbee 50.


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Baseball Salaries Continue to Escalate for 2014 KAZ’S KORNER JOE KAZMAR FOR THE RECORD

Just because a team has an enormously high payroll doesn’t necessarily mean the team will emerge from the regular season with enough wins to make it to the post-season playoffs. Of course the opposite also is true that if a team is in the lower quadrant of the salary scale, it might not mean the team will be a doormat to the rest of the league. But it certainly has been true for the past three years with our beloved Houston Astros. Houston’s problem of not being very competitive has several additional factors hurting its case, like the dismantling and selling of the franchise and the new owner’s reluctance to obtain top-notch talent at the market value which amounts to big bucks. But Houston Astros’ new owner Jim Crane is a sharp enough businessman to realize that it takes money to make money. And the only way his new franchise will reap him some nifty financial benefits is to start winning baseball games on regular basis. I’m not saying that 2014 will be the year things get back to normal in the win-loss column, but it also appears at this early stage of the season that the team may slowly be crawling out of those losing doldrums. Crane has opened his tightly-

sealed wallet slightly and picked up a couple of players from the free-agent marketplace that should bolster the Astros’ bottom line at some point in time.Perhaps his shrewdest purchase so far this season has been the acquisition of veteran pitcher Scott Feldman, who toiled for the rival Texas Rangers for the past few seasons. Thus far, in three starts for the Houston Astros, Feldman is 2-0 and sports a spiffy 0.44 Earned Run Average. Perhaps Feldman’s careerbest outing came Friday night in Arlington against his former team, the Texas Rangers, when he matched zeroes with Ranger’ ace Yu Darvish for seven innings. The Astros had only won two of 19 games against their American West rivals a year ago and Feldman was pitching only a couple of days after learning that his dad lost his long battle with cancer and died. He presently is on a bereavement leave to attend the funeral and take car of family business. According to figures compiled by USA Today Sports, based on documents obtained from the Major League Baseball Players Association, club officials and agents and filed with MLB’s central office, Feldman signed a multi-year contract with the Houston Astros for $12 million per season. It looks to me as if Crane re-

ally found a diamond-in-therough in Feldman, who is off to a magnificent start. According to figures posted in this week’s issue of USA Today Sports Weekly, the Astros’ current 25man roster has a payroll of $44,985,800 which makes the average salary $1.6 million and the median salary $506,500. This figure still is near the bottom of the barrel as far as major league salaries are concerned, but is more than double what Crane was paying his teams that accumulated more than 100 losses the last three years. Actually, only the Miami Marlins have a lower payroll at $41,836,900. Free agent acquisitions outfielder Dexter Fowler ($7.85 million) and pitchers Jesse Crain ($3.25 million) and Chad Qualls ($2.75 million) follow Feldman as the highest paid Astros this season. Catcher Jason Castro ($2.45 million) and second baseman Jose Altuve ($1,437,500) are the top earners who were on the team last season. But there are 19 players on the 2014 Houston Astros’ roster who are making between $500,000 and $511,000 which is right at the MLB minimum. So while the Astros are doing better financially than they did in the past three seasons, their salaries are really low compared to the rest of the MLB teams whose average salary for the players is between $3 million to $5 million. The Los Angeles Dodgers have the MLB’s highest payroll

with a whopping $241,128,402 with a median salary of $4.3 million per player, according to the latest issue of USA Today Sports Weekly, with the New York Yankees not far behind with $208,830,659 and a median of $3,684,426 per player. Seattle Mariners’ newly-acquired second baseman Robinson Cano leads the parade with a 10-year contract for $240 million, although Dodgers’ pitcher Zack Greinke pulls down $28 million per year, followed by Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee and first baseman Ryan Howard who each make $25 million annually. KWICKIES…It appears the chewing out Head Coach Jim Gilligan gave to his Lamar Cardinals baseball team a couple of weeks ago really sunk in as they’ve won six straight Southland Conference games since then, including a sweep of the three-game series last weekend against New Orleans. Saturday’s 6-1 win over UNO was a complete-game two-hitter by Orangefield grad Chase Angelle, who picked up his second mound victory of the year, struck out two and didn’t allow a walk. The Redbirds now stand at 8-7 in the SLC and 2115 overall. The Big Red traveled to play at Rice yesterday and then goes to Huntsville for a three-game SLC series against the Sam Houston State Bearkats beginning tomorrow

(Thurs.). The Lamar Lady Cardinals softball team took two-ofthree at Abilene Christian last weekend and moved back into sole possession of second place in the Southland Conference standings, one game behind Mc-

Neese State and one game ahead of Sam Houston State. The Lady Cards, 12-5 in SLC warfare and 19-16 overall, opens a seven-game home stand by hosting the University of Houston today in a non-conference doubleheader beginning at 3 p.m. They will swing back into SLC action with a doubleheader Friday against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and a single game on Saturday. Bubba Watson won his second Masters title in three years by hitting big accurate drives and limiting mistakes on his short game. He fashioned a three-under-par 69 on Sunday’s final round to earn the symbolic green jacket and a check for $1.62 million. Finishing three strokes behind was sensational 20-year

old Jordan Spieth of Dallas, whose few mistakes cost him dearly, and another Masters rookie Jonas Blixt of Sweden. The Masters win vaulted Watson to the top of the Ryder Cup standings. This marked the sixth time in the last eight Masters to be won by a lefthanded golfer. And while on the subject of golf and much closer to home, 11-year-old Jack Burke continues to excel on the course and add to his rapidly-growing trophy case by winning the 2014 South Texas PGA Spring Series Golf Championship by knocking in a 12foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole at the invitationonly tourney held at Sugar Creek Country Club in Houston. The Little Cypress-Mauriceville fifth grader is mentored by his dad Aaron Burke. JUST BETWEEN US…Although the Houston Astros appear to be improved this season, they still are having a heck of a time scoring runs. They played real well in a three-game series last weekend at Arlington but lost two 1-0 games to the Rangers and won once 6-5 in 10 innings. The Astros got only two hits in the 1-0 game that went 12 innings. The last time they were limited to two hits in 12 innings was way back in 1962. It’s way too early to tell anything, but the pitching and defense appear to have improved immensely, along with the home run hitting. But the hitting with runners in scoring position needs to get better quickly.

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Staff Report For The Record Deep in the Heart of Beautiful, Downtown Historical Orange, Texas lives a magnificent and stately century old LIVE OAK TREE. It is clear that this Fourth Street specimen with its knurled roots and huge canopy has survived many a high wind and hurricanes in its long lifetime. Recently this Live Oak was the recipient of some muchneeded tender loving care. The City of Orange was repairing a sidewalk damaged by the storm or just by years of abuse. Street and Drainage crew headed by Division Manager Mike Marcantel noticed that just a few feet away the sidewalk buckled from the protruding roots of this stately tree. Marcantel said, “Some

citizens would have requested that the roots be removed in order to replace the sidewalk. This would surely weakened the tree and make it very vulnerable to high winds.” Tree wise as well as streetwise the crew removed only the buckled sidewalk and replaced the area with sand and soil covering and protecting the roots. It’s a generous and noble act to protect, preserve, propagate and plant large canopy trees. Keep Orange County Beautiful, the local non-profit affiliate of Keep Texas Beautiful is proud to recognize the City of Orange’s Street and Drainage Department, as our Hometown Beautification Hero. For more information on Keep Orange County Beautiful visit our website at www.KOCB. org. Magnificent Oak

Burger Town joins BC Chamber

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Ex Army Veteran, 6 yrs. Lifetime Member of Orange Boating Club NRA Member, 20 yrs. Member of Orange Historical Society Retired Chevron Corp., 35 yrs. Stark High School Graduate, 1952 Helped raise funds at Tilley Tech. to purchase the first building for Lamar State College Member of Orange Gun Club Pioneered the Homestead Tax Freeze for Seniors & Disabled in Orange, Pinehurst, West Orange & Bridge City


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LIKE NEW AUTOMOTIVE Complete Auto Body Work Ross Talmadge, Owner

Accidents are never planned but sometimes they cannot be prevented. As dependable experts in the auto body repair business, LIKE NEW AUTOMOTIVE, located at 19805 Highway 62 South in Orange, phone (409) 7357126 or (409) 735-4047, offers the people of this area a complete, one-stop collision center. They feature expert service for all cars, both foreign and domestic, and are well known throughout the area for quality work. LIKE NEW AUTOMOTIVE are experts at color matching and will make your car look like new again. Large and small jobs alike receive careful attention. LIKE NEW AUTOMOTIVE also specializes in all types of framework. They are ASE – Certified and I-Car Certified technicians. They can repair your car body to factory specifications using the most modern techniques available today. Your insurance claims are always welcomed and estimates are carefully given. To be assured of the finest in auto body repair, call the professionals at LIKE NEW AUTOMOTIVE. You will be pleased with the quality of their work and their competitive prices. The editors of this 2014 Area’s Best Business Review know you will be pleased with quality of their work and their competitive prices. If you are particular about your car, then be particular about who repairs it! Select LIKE NEW AUTOMOTIVE for your bodywork.


No car or truck will run forever without proper care and maintenance. In this area, smart motorists depend on CC AUTO REPAIR, located at 2497 Oilla Road, in Orange, phone (409) 316-3500 or (409) 327-1378. Their reputation is backed by years of excellent service and satisfied customers. CC AUTO REPAIR features complete repair on all makes and models of cars and trucks. They’re known as a full-service automotive repair center, and their technicians have had years of experience in the automotive repair field. Their technicians will capably handle anything from a tune-up, brake-job, or a complete overhaul. With their experience and today’s technology, they will be able to add years to the life of your car or truck. Today’s automobile is a major investment. Protect your investment by making sure only well-qualified people are entrusted with its care. The editors of this 2014 Area’s Best Business Review suggest that you take your car or truck in to the pros at CC AUTO REPAIR soon!

Staff Report For The Record

The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting welcoming Burger Town into the Chambers’ membership. Burger Town was established in 1958, on Texas Avenue in Bridge City right next to the school where the open campus lunches in the 60’s and 70’s helped to create many Burger Town memories. Bruce and Donna Self bought Burger Town in 1995 and in 2001 they moved to their current location at 6223 West Roundbunch Road (on FM

1442 near the Highway 105 intersection). It began with them moving a very small building with a small porch on the property. Over the years as business expanded, they then added onto the building four times. As with others in the region, after being hit by the hurricanes, the building was barely hanging on. A decision was made to continue the legacy of Burger Town so a slab for the new building was poured in August, 2009. It was a slow process as they did the work themselves and with great satisfaction opened the new building in September, 2012. Using the same recipes of the old days is keeping customers

returning for delicious traditions like Onion Rings, Pizza Burgers, Cod Fish as well as the many other foods served. Continuing to use ground chuck and make their meat patties fresh daily, by hand, ensures that homemade taste that customers have grown to expect. They are proud to say, “We are NOT a fast food place, we are a good food place with food cooked the way we know you like it!” Burger Town is open Monday thru Saturday 10 a.m. till 8 p.m. Call ahead for orders to go at 409-735-8840 and use the drive thru for pick up.

The Record • Week of Wednesday, April 16, 2014

BC Knights Offer Lenten Fried Fish Dinners Dinners served each Fri. (except Good Fri.) during Lent at the BC KC Hall on W. Rd Bunch. Dinner is $8 (fried fish, fries, hush puppies, cole slaw) Dine-in or take-out. Delivery for 10 or more orders. For more info or to order call 409-735-5725. WOCISD campuses early release day Fri. as follows: • North Early Learning Center -- 11 a.m. • WO-S Elem. -- 11 a.m. • Academic Alternative Center -- 11:30 a.m. • WO-S Middle School – 12 p.m. • WO-S HS-- 12 p.m.

“Elvis” will be attending the Red Hot Flashers meeting Thur. At 11:30 a.m. at the Sunset Grove Country Club. There are no birthday ladies in April. All are welcome to attend this event. There is no cover charge except you must RSVP to Queen Helene, 409-886-1609. Members will exchange door prizes.

Breakfast Connection this Thur. At 7:30 am at Quizno’s Subs,176 Strickland Drive in Orange. Do not miss this great networking opportunity!

LCM CISD Federal Programs and Sp. Ed. meets Thur. At the LC-M CISD Ed Center (Special Programs bldg- corner of MLK and FM 1130) at 5 pm to give representatives of private schools and parents who home school their children the opportunity to participate in planning and consultation for the federal Title 1 Pt A and Title 2 Pt A. For more info, contact Jody Slaughter at 409-883-2232, ext. 2730.

Orange Ch. of DAR meet Mon. William Diamond Chapter of DAR will meet at 10 a.m. at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 1155 West Rd. Bunch in Bridge City. Meeting program will be “Presidential Quotations”. Refreshments served. Interested women 18 and older who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of The American Revolution are eligible for membership and encouraged to attend. For more info contact the Chapter Regent @735-5253.

2014 Do The Right Thing Banquet Mon. At 6 p.m. in the Setzer Center Ballroom, LU football players, Logan Moss and Kade Harrington, will be speaking. The focus will be on anti-bullying and anti-violence.

2nd Ann Literary Feast - Author’s Forum April 24 The Friends of the BC Public Library will host a benefit at 6 p.m., at the BC Community Center for the public library expansion project. Get tickets from BC Public Library (735-4242) or from any friends member. Gumbo & fixins’ will be served. Silent auction & signed authors’ books available. Tickets are $20 per person or reserve a table for 8 for $200.

Benefit Breakfast for Advocates for Children, Inc. Tues. From 7 - 9 am at Chili’s Restaurant in Orange, hosted by “A CASA Program”. Tickets $10. Call 409-886-2272 or 409-7813724 for details.

At 7:37 p.m. on May 1, 2, 3, 8, 9 & 10 at 2:37 p.m. on Sunday, May 4 & 11 at the Orange Community Players Main Stage Theatre 708 W. Division St., Orange, TX 77630. Tickets cost $15 for gen admission and $10 for student tickets. Call 409-882-9137 or visit

20th Annual Charity 4-man Golf Scramble May 3 The Orange Lions Club host 20th Annual Charity 4-man Golf Scramble Benefiting The Lions Eye Bank of Texas - 8 am at the Sunset Grove Country Club in Orange. Sponsorships available. Entry fees include all green fees and carts. Entry Forms are at the country club or contact Stump Weatherford stumpw1@, 409-313-0827 or Randall Morris, 409-745-3788 for info.

Volunteers can sign up online at to take part in a fun-filled day that makes a difference. Volunteers will be given data cards, gloves, pencils and trash bags and are advised to wear closed-toe shoes, bring sunscreen and plenty of drinking water. CONTACT: Jim Suydam, 512-463-2716

GOCC looking for donations of door prizes by April 29 for their Annual Golf Tournament on May 5. Should be a minimum of $25 and are needed by April 29. Please call 409-883-3536 for more info.

Orange Co. Relay for Life May 2 Friday, May 2, 2014 from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. at BCHS and the theme is “Planting the Seed for the Cure”. For more info about our event please contact Bridget LeBlanc at 409-651-0302 or send us an email at

Friends of the Orange Depot board meet Tues April 22 (& May 20)

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Community Bulletin Board

Orange Comm Players presents the musical “Les Misérables”

At 5:30 pm, at Grace Lutheran Church, 2300 Eddleman Rd. in Orange. Anyone who is interested in getting involved with the campaign to Save the Depot is invited to come. Discussions will center around fund raising and special events planning so creative ideas are welcome.

Women’s Luncheon honoring Admin Professionals April 23 At 11:30 am - 2 pm at the Brown Estate. “Keep Calm Travel On” with speaker, Patsy Peck highlighting Retail therapy and more. Reserve your seat by calling Joanie Tandberg at 882-3321 by April 21.

“Kick Off” Celebration for Shop Orange Co. April 24 At Lamar State College - Orange, Nursing Bldg. Auditorium, Room 202, 410 Front St. 5:30 - 6:30 pm. The mission of this campaign is to educate and create awareness regarding the importance of the economic benefits of shopping locally.

Golden Triangle Rose Society Spring Rose Show April 26 From Noon until 4 p.m., at Terrell Park Garden Center in Beaumont. Free to public. Come out and smell the roses!

Learn & Grow Program First Bapt. BC Regis. - Apr 28 - May 23 For this summer program call Lauren McGee, 409-658-5731, to discuss enrolling your special needs child to be part of a great summertime experience.

23rd Ann Lobster Fest at Bmt Civic Center May 2 Entertainment is Katie Whitney and the Draw & Silent Auction. $75 per person and $1000 for a table of 10. Casual attire.

KOC Fish Fry in Orange Orange Council No. 1680 is selling fish dinners for dine in or carry out on all Fridays in Lent, except Good Friday. Dinners are sold 5 - 7 p.m. in St. Mary Church parish hall,Cherry Ave.,Orange. 3-pc fried or baked fish dinners - $8. 2-pc - $7. Sides include: fries, coleslaw, tartar & cocktail sauce, tea and dessert. Public invited to enjoy our renowned fish taste.

Show your love for the Texas coast Sat, April 26 (9 - noon) The 2014 Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach Spring Cleanup takes place at 31 of Texas’ most popular tourist beaches.




Thursday, April 24th Robert’s Steakhouse 3720 West Park Ave. Orange, TX Enjoy a free meal while learning about the benefits of planning your funeral in advance. This is open to the public. Please call for TIMES and to RSVP.


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Spinnerbaits shine in dirty water OUTDOORS WEEKLY CAPT. CHUCK UZZLE For The Record

Any tackle geek knows they are the next great weapon in the angling arsenal, saltwater spinnerbaits have come to the coast and the redfish have a new enemy. They come in array of different colors and each one does a little something different that sets it apart from the competition. Truth be told there are 2 basic styles and they both do a great job catching fish. The most common style is the “safety pin” style, famous in bass fishing circles and the one most known by Texas anglers. The other is the “in line” version, a recruit from the north that was made famous on walleye lakes. Both of these baits have come to the tackle forefront and are producing excellent catches of several saltwater species, most notably redfish. For many years several of the guides on Sabine Lake, including myself, fished clients on both Sam Rayburn and Toledo Bend as well as Sabine. Over the years we found several baits that crossed the line from fresh to salt and produced

in both environments. Plugs like the Rat-l-trap, Rogue, tube jigs and others stayed in our tackle boxes no matter where we fished. The spinnerbait joined that list when we found out we could catch largemouth bass and redfish in the same brackish water marshes that surround our area. Many times while night fishing on the Sabine River we caught mixed stringers containing both bass and redfish, the bait worked so well we turned our friends and clients onto the program. Now the rest of the fishing world has come to know the secret that many Louisiana anglers have known for years, the spinnerbait has a place in saltwater. The typical pattern for using spinnerbaits in saltwater involves off colored water where sight fishing is difficult. The thump or vibration that blades put out is a top choice fish finding tool. Not only does the spinnerbait vibration make it easier to find fish you can cover plenty of water with the bait as well. A perfect example would be the “speed method” that B.A.S.S. angler Kevin Van Damm applies, he makes hun-

dreds more cast than other guys on tour because he fishes his spinnerbaits so aggressively. By covering so much water you can rule unproductive areas quicker and with more confidence. Now the spinnerbait can also be used in the clear water as well, they will catch fish in these conditions also. In the marshes around Sabine and Calcasieu we will routinely throw spinnerbaits at redfish we can see. A favorite technique is to pull the spinnerbait up to the fish and vary the retrieve by either allowing the bait to fall or “helicopter” down or to twitch the bait causing the skirt to flare out and mimic a wounded fish. Both of those techniques will result in bone jarring strikes from hungry redfish. Now there are several different things you can do to an average spinnerbait that will make it more attractive to redfish. The most common is to remove the synthetic rubber skirt and replace it with a soft plastic; something with a paddle type tail is preferable. The combination of the blades and the paddle tail will put out ex-

Bulletins From Page 5B Sunset Grove Golf Course & Country Club: Sponsorships available. Reg for Morning Golf: 7 am - Start Time: 8 am Reg for Afternoon Golf: 12 p.m -Start Time: 1 pm

Biggest Political Event in Orange Co. May 6 At 7 pm in the Expo Center candidates for Congressional District 36, Commissioner Pct #2 and County Judge will be speaking and/or participating in debates. Candidates for local office are encouraged to attend.

45th Ann Sr. Citizens Rally Day May 6 Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service and the Committee on Aging invite all Orange Co. Senior Citizens to our 45th Annual Senior Citizens Rally Day, Tues., May 6 (9 am to 1 pm) at the Orange Co. Convention and Expo Center, 11475 FM 1442 Orange. Free events include Health fair, Bingo, Entertainment, Free Mexican Lunch, awards and door prizes. Theme is “Feeling Good Fiesta”. Orange Co.Transportation will provide buses in Orange and Vidor locations. Call 8827010 to reserve a bus seat. Bring old eye glasses to donate to Lions Eye Bank. Accepting nominations for male and female Sr Citizen of the Year until April 16. Forms available at Agrilife Ext. Office. Call 882-7010.

American Legion Post 49 & Auxiliary members will hold their general election at 7 p.m. at the post home. All members are encouraged to attend and vote. Be prepared to show 2014 membership card. Contact the post at 886-1241 for more info.

GOACC 2014 Honor Student Luncheon May 22 To recognize and congratulate the outstanding High School Seniors in the area. Held at 11:30 am til 1:30 pm at the Sunset Grove Country Club. $25 per person. Sponsorships available. Call GOACC for more info at 409-883-3536.

11th Ann Tribute to Orange Co. Veterans May 25 At 6 pm at Heritage Veterans Memorial Plazs, 3810 MLK Dr. in Orange, Speaker Capt. Donald Root, USDN (RET). Plus music, hotdogs and apple pie.

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

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tra vibration and the profile will look like a small shad or mullet, a winning formula to say the least. If you use a skirted spinnerbait you can also add a foam earplug or piece of

sponge along the shank of the hook, this will add profile, buoyancy, and also hold any type of scent or attractant much longer. The spinnerbait is an age

old lure that has found a home in saltwater and should also have a home in your tackle box. Give them a try because they will certainly make you a better and more productive angler.

Attorney pleads guilty to tax violation

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Staff Report For The Record According to evidence presented at the guilty plea, Schexnaider an attorney licensed to practice law in the State of Texas, had gross income in calendar year 2008 of approximately $140,000, an amount in excess of the $3,500 minimum that triggered the requirement to file a federal income tax return. And, even after he requested a six-month extension for the filing of his

2008 federal individual income tax return and the Department of the Treasury approved his request and granted an extension until October 15, 2009, Schexnaider willfully failed to file his 2008 federal individual income return by October 15, 2009 as required by law. Today’s guilty plea resulted from an Information that was filed in November 2013 charging Schexnaider with four counts of failing to file income tax returns when he had the following in gross income:

$73,920 in 2007; $143,797 in 2008; $110,669 in 2009; and $43,740 in 2010. As a result of today’s plea agreement, the government will dismiss the remaining counts after sentencing. Schexnaider faces one year in prison and a $100,000 fine for one count of failing to file an income tax return. A sentencing date has not been set. This case is the result of an investigation by IRS Criminal Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney William Flanagan is

The Record • Week of Wednesday, April 16, 2014

BCCC Orangefield and Bridge Gertha City Students of the Month Goodwin “Sis”

Parents, SOM, Supt. Stephen Patterson, Counselor Gayle Parkhurst, BC Chamber Ambassador Misty Songe

On April 18, 2013 God sent Wings for you to fly away. Sis, it’s been a year. But O Lord, it seems like yesterday. And we miss you so much. In each and every way. We will always love you. Kalishea, Janice, Mike, Willie, Jr., Wayne, Donnie & Robert


Healing Prayer by Pearl Burgess I said a prayer for you today I asked the Lord to guide your way, I saw the tears flow from your eyes I heard you whisper, “Why, oh, why?” Your heart was numb, it barely beat You could hardly stand upon your feet, I asked the Lord to mend your heart To walk beside you and never part. Your soul was troubled, so much despair Did you forget that God still cared? I asked the Lord to give you peace Your burdens to Him you could release. I sat beside you, I prayed with you Together we asked for hope renewed, Healing began, a glimmer of light Together with God, it will be all right. I said a prayer with you today We asked the Lord to guide our way, He gives us joy, He restores our faith Reach out in prayer for His saving grace. “Dedicated to mud slide victims”

Supt. Mike King, Terri & Rick Trahan, SOM Trahan, BC Chamber Ambassador Wanda McGraw, Prin. Richard Briggs

Staff Report For The Record The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce announced the Students of the Month for March at their monthly networking coffee held at Burger Town. Brittany Dowdle was chosen as the Orangefield Student of the Month and Jayden Trahan was chosen as the Bridge City Student of the Month. Dowdle is ranked 28th out of 121 students with a 3.91 GPA on

the OHS scale and is the daughter of Chad and Tracey Dowdle. She has been involved in Student Council, Library Club, InterAct, Band, National Honor Society, Color Guard, Yearbook staff, FCCLA, Meet in the Middle, Education (Ready, Set, Teach), Science UIL, Calculator UIL, News Writing UIL, Headline Writing UIL, TAFE. Dowdle has received Big O Awards for World Geography, BIM, Advanced Journalism, Ready, Set, Teach, and Perfect Attendance.

Her community service includes being a volunteer for Shangri La, Band Booster club, Lion’s Club Carnival, school blood drives, Special Olympics, Relay for Life and Adaptive Sports for Kids. Teachers commented that, “Brittany is a hardworking, intelligent young woman who is kind, helpful and always respectful; a great example for the other students. She shows high levels of dedication to everything she does. She consis-

tently shows character, poise and personality, a team player who is reliable; a leader with a winning personality. Plus, she has a great smile!” Dowdle plans to attend McNeese State University majoring in nursing. Trahan is ranked 4th in his class of 188 students with a 4.73 GPA on a weighted 4.0 scale and is the son of Ricky and Teri Trahan. He is a member of the National Honor Society, BCHS Marching and Concert Band, UIL Math, Science, Number Sense and Calculator, Academic Team and Chess Club. Trahan has been on the President’s Honor Roll, Sweepstakes Band, Band

VP and Squad Leader, All-Region Band participant and All-Area Contest Participant. His vommunity service includes being an avid participant in Relay for Life Cancer Walk. Teachers stated, “Jayden is an exceptionally bright, young man who has scored very highly on the SAT, ACT and English AP Test as a junior. He is an absolute gentleman with an exuberant personality and brilliant mind. He demonstrates a positive influence on others and is always willing to help. Jayden can see the “big” picture and reason for himself. Most students just want to know how to work the problem

but that is not enough for Jayden. He is like a terrier with a bone and he doesn’t give up until he understands “why” and understands the reason for every step in the process. Jayden’s ability to think is very impressive. His reasoning skills are far beyond those of the typical senior or honor student. These skills will help make him an excellent engineer. Jayden has received the Cardinal Scholarship in Engineering from LU in Beaumont.” Trahan plans to pursue a degree in Mechanical Engineering from LU and eventually go to the University of Texas for Aeronautical Engineering.

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This Weeks Forecast

52. *Special Hawaiian flowers form this garland 53. Getting warm 55. “Street” in Italy 57. Hang a banner, e.g. 60. *Refuse turned fertilizer 64. Ancient assembly area 65. Unagi 67. Like outsideof-mainstream art 68. Relating to aquarium scum 69. Shag rug 70. “Spaghetti Western” maker Sergio _____ 71. Short of “history” 72. Sophomore’s grade 73. Dog-_____ book

THEME: GARDENING 101 ACROSS 1. Torah expert 6. Chain letters 9. Barred bed 13. Shoelace tip 14. *First gardening mo.? 15. Unit of money in Poland 16. Abdul or Zahn 17. White House

Dwight 18. Big dipper 19. *Climber support 21. *Tiny garden shovel 23. Afflict 24. Lick 25. “Be quiet!” 28. “Ta-ta!” in Italy 30. *Cross between varieties

35. Church sound 37. Mojito, _ ___ drink 39. Wintry mix 40. Norse capital 41. Brightest star in Cygnus 43. Approximately, two words 44. Japanese port 46. Slash mark 47. Drawn tight 48. House cat, e.g. 50. Greek H’s

DOWN 1. Feeling great delight 2. Lab culture 3. *Like many Gentians or Delphiniums 4. Swan of “Twilight” 5. Emphatic, in print 6. Honoree’s spot 7. *Short for nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium 8. Thin mountain ridge 9. Old-fashioned bathtub foot 10. *What gardener did to riding lawn mower 11. It will, contrac-

SEQ CHAPTER \h \r 1INVITATION FOR COMPETITIVE SEALED PROPOSALS The Little Cypress-Mauriceville Consolidated Independent School District will receive Competitive Sealed Proposals at the office of Daniels Building & Construction, 2898 W. Cedar St., Beaumont, Texas, 77702 until 2:00 P.M. on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, for the Proposed Additions & Renovations to MAURICEVILLE ELEMENTARY and MAURICEVILLE MIDDLE Schools, Mauriceville, Texas 77632 and LITTLE CYPRESS ELEMENTARY and LITTLE CYPRESS INTERMEDIATE Schools, Orange, Texas, 77632. Proposers are invited to submit sealed proposals. Each proposer shall identify their proposal on the outside of the sealed envelope in the following manner: Proposal Name: Additions & Renovations to MAURICEVILLE ELEMENTARY and MAURICEVILLE MIDDLE Schools LITTLE CYPRESS ELEMENTARY and LITTLE CYPRESS INTERMEDIATE Schools Little Cypress-Mauriceville Consolidated Independent School District All proposals will be opened privately by the Owner, Architect and CMAR. Proposals received after the advertised proposal time will not be accepted and will be returned unopened. Incomplete proposals will be reviewed by CMAR for acceptance of any of the work. All proposals must have the following information signed and sealed: Collusion Affidavits, School Policies and Rules, Waiver and Indemnification Form. Faxed proposals will be accepted. Proposed forms of contract documents, including plans and specification will be on file and available for inspection, April 15, 2014 at the following locations: Construction Manager: Daniels Building & Construction 2898 W Cedar St Beaumont, TX 77702 PH:(409)838-3006 FAX:(409)838-9006 AGC of Jefferson County, Inc., Plan Room/AGC Connect: Beaumont, Texas 5458 Avenue A Beaumont, Texas 77705 PH:(409)835-6661 FAX:(409)835-3319 One copy of the project documents may be obtained by, major suppliers and subcontractors, upon a deposit of $100.00, with the Construction Manager. Such deposits shall be made payable to Little Cypress-Mauriceville Consolidated Independent School District and will be refunded to proposers who return the plans and contract documents to the Construction Manager’s office in good condition within 10 days of the proposal opening, otherwise no refund will be made. Partial sets will not be issued. Additional single complete sets may be purchased by proposers or suppliers at cost from Triangle Blue Print, 1123 Calder St, Beaumont, TX 77701. All questions concerning this Invitation for Proposals should be addressed to Mr. John Polk, Daniels Building & Construction, by fax at (409) 838-9006. A MANDATORY Pre-Proposal Conference will be held at 3:00 P.M. on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at the Mauriceville Elementary Cafeteria, 20040 FM 1130, and Mauriceville, Texas 77632.

tion 12. “So long!” 15. Plural of #15 Across 20. Homeric epic 22. Rally repeater 24. Club enforcer 25. Tina Fey/Amy Poehler schtick, e.g. 26. “Siddhartha” author 27. Conforming to dietary laws for Muslims 29. Greek god of war 31. Soak some ink 32. Opposite of urban 33. Question in dispute 34. Hindu garment 36. Mischievous Norse deity 38. *What Venus Flytrap eats 42. Opera house exclamation 45. *One-time plant

49. Poetic “always” 51. “He fights like a lion,” e.g. 54. Warn or arouse 56. Sleeper’s woe 57. Wrinkly fruit

58. Wooden pegs 59. Short for brotherhood 60. Family group 61. *The corpse flower is famous for its bad one

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