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The       Record

Vol. 52 No. 6 Week of Wednesday, May 9, 2012

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Orangefield looks for superintendent David Ball

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Residents get new  hearing on firearm ordinance David Ball

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One resident said Monday afternoon she wasn’t aware there was a problem in her subdivision where an ordinance was passed at last week’s meeting of the Orange County Commissioners’ Court. The commissioners passed an ordinance dealing with prohibiting the discharge of firearms within the Quail Trails Estates Subdivisions 1, 2 and 3 off of FM 1442. Christina Cornell is a member of the Quail Trails Neighborhood Watch and said she didn’t know there was a no-shoot ordinance voted upon until her neighbor told her. “We’ve had no problems except for the call-outs and they’re already resolved because the sheriff’s department can’t find who did it,” Cornell said. “We have great policing out there. Me and my husband target shoot and we send out letters to the neighbors before target practicing. We live on five acres. We have friends who are police and they shoot there too. We do it the safe way.” She said she heard of a petition circulating in the subdivision related to the no-shoot ordinance, but she never saw one. Cornell then rhetorically asked the commissioners what home owners in Quail Trails are to do if there is a predatory animal in their yard. She added they already call the Orange County Sheriff’s Office when needed. “Is this against our rights as homeowners?” Cornell COUNTY BUSINESS PAGE 3A

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Nancy Ashworth, president of the Orangefield Independent School District Board of Trustees, said the hiring of a new superintendent is the most important job the school board does. The board met for a special meeting Monday night to discuss employment of a superintendent and starting the process. In addition to the board searching, they also want input from the community and from focus groups. A question raised was if the board wanted to hire a search firm to handle the search or perform the search themselves. Philip Welch retired from the district in early

March. He spent over 20 years in the district and he was the superintendent for five years. Kay Karr was named interim superintendent soon afterward. Karr said if they did use a search firm, they should keep costs at a minimum. One search firm, Education Data Solutions, works through the law firm of Powell and Leon which would be a conflict of interest because one of their attorneys is used by the district. Karr then brought up the firm DRD which is doing data analysis for OISD and could also search for a superintendent. Their proposal is $6,500 which is the lowest bid. Ashworth asked if at the

minimum, the district could pay DRD a fee to do background checks and other things to save money. Karr KARR answered they could and oftentimes the firms personally know candi-

dates school districts are looking for. Trustee Jack Smith asked if most school districts use a search firm. Karr answered yes and that was the reason there are so many search firms. The time frame to find a new superintendent is brief — either July 9 or July 16 for the candidate to assume office.

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Orangefield ISD has announced their 2012 Teachers of the Year. Elementary school teacher Cheryl Linscomb, Junior High teacher Donna Thomas and High School Teacher Jennifer Rumsey. These teachers are also nominated receive the Reaud Excellence in Education Award. This year, Cheryl Linscomb was chosen to receive the award out of many nominations by schools in Southeast Texas. Linscomb, a veteran first grade teacher at Orangefield Elementary School, has been an educator for 31 years, nearly all of them with OISD. She received her bachelor’s degree in 1979 and master’s degree in 1984 from Lamar University. Over the course of her career, she has taught Special Education classes, Kindergarten, and first grade. She has

been a fixture as a first grade teacher in Orangefield since 1981. She has assumed many roles over the LINSCOMB years, most notably as a leader in her grade level. She has supervised five student teachers, and has mentored five first year teachers. The time demands of assisting new teachers are great, but Linscomb has always been willing to help the next generation of teachers get off to a positive start. Her co-workers admire her, former parents and students revere her, and her current principal doesn’t want to know what it would be like to not have her on his staff. She is a true professional in every sense of the word. She was honored with a plaque and a check for $10,000 at a dinner on May 3 at Lamar University.


Country mom stays busy David Ball

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OISD names Linscomb ‘Teacher of the Year’ Staff Report

They decided to shoot for July 1 and use July 9 as a fallback date. Trustee Thad Angelle asked if it was customary to use focus groups. Karr said it was a common practice. Smith said he liked the idea of receiving input from the

Devra Cormeir was recently honored with an award from The Soil and Water Conservation Districts of Area IV in the conservation homemaker category. Cormier cooks, sews, gardens, raises livestock and hunts in addition to helping out with the grandchildren. RECORD PHOTO: Mark Dunn

Devra Cormier of Orangefield is one independent and self-sustaining woman. For instance, she can cook, sew, can fruits and vegetables, garden, she knows livestock and she’s involved with rodeo. She was also recently chosen as The Soil and Water Conservation Districts of Area IV for conservation homemaker. “We have seven grandchildren, six girls and one boy. We have two daughters, Karen and Janet. I take the grandchildren to school in the morning and I pick them up from school. I take them home to my house, feed them snacks and let them play. They love the tree house. I enjoy it,” Cormier said. Four of the kids rodeo and Cormier has an arena on their land. They’re also traveling to rodeos every weekend. Cormier cooks everyday because her husband, Bobby, loves home cooking. In fact, she’s been cooking all of her life. “I’m in the kitchen all the time. Everything I cook is good. You can tell by looking COUNTRY MOM PAGE 3A

Seaman named BCCC ‘Employee of the Month’ Staff Report

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The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce presented Susan Seaman, an employee of Common Ground Community Church located at 1115 W. Roundbunch Road in Bridge City as the Employee of the Month at their monthly Networking Coffee. The May coffee was hosted by Scales Portable Buildings located at 240 Hebert St. in Bridge City, Texas. Susan’s title is Children’s Minister at Common Ground Community Church. The church is only 7 years young and Susan has been in her position since the church was 3 months old. Every Sunday morning and Wednesday night Susan is seen working at the church teaching up to 100 kids at a time. Susan is a part time employee yet puts in over sixty hours a week to make sure that the children’s church has a teacher to teach each Sunday morning and each Wednesday night. And she is also responsible for making sure the teachers have all the materials and they are prepared to teach the kids. Along with working all these hours, Susan is also a mother of two, a wife, and a college student studying to become a nurse. The Children’s Ministry func-

tions well with Susan’s guidance. The children love Mrs. Susan and each can testify of how special she is SEAMAN to them. Susan is an Angel from GOD that is a Godly example to each parent. Working and interacting with children with multiple different personalities, some happy, some sad, some good, and some that are mischievous is a special gift. Susan is just as dedicated to the souls of the kids in her church as she is with her own family. It is not only the 60 plus weekly hours she puts in for only part time pay but it is the heart that God has given her and the heart that she gives to each child that she interacts with. Susan Seaman received a plaque honoring her as the May Employee of the Month sponsored by David Self Ford, as well as gift certificates to The Record Newspaper, Bette’s Gift Shop, Luv Lingerie, DuPuis Tire and Service Center, Sonic Drive-In, Total Impressions Salon, Peggy’s on the Bayou, Trendz, Tiger Rock Martial Arts of Bridge City, David Self Ford and Scales Portable Buildings.

Cardinal Quick Lube of Bridge City held a ribbon cutting ceremony the morning of April 28 for their grand opening. The business served free drinks and hot dogs, gave gift bags and customers could register to win prizes. (BCCC Photo)

Nickum awarded by BCCC David Ball

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The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce announced that the April Business of the Month is Bill Nickum State Farm Insurance at their monthly networking coffee on Tuesday held at Scales Portable Buildings, located at 240 Hebert Street in Bridge City, Texas. Bill Nickum State Farm Insurance Agency was chosen for their many years of involvement in the community and with the Chamber. Bill Nickum is very committed to helping the Bridge City area fully recover and remain protected from any future hurri-

canes. Besides offering Home, Life and Auto Insurance, Bill also offers Annuities, Health and Disability Insurance as well as other types of financial planning tools. Their Mission Statement is “To help people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected and realize their dreams.” Bill Nickum began working as a claims adjuster for State Farm Insurance in 1969 and started his own agency in March 1973 in the bedroom of his house. His wife, Ellen, and two daughters served as his staff. Today Bill Nickum Insurance has four licensed staff member that serve the Bridge City area. Between Bill Nick-

um and his staff members they have a combined experience of 88 years in the insurance business. Each member of the team has their own niche making them the ideal office. Bill Nickum states “My staff consists of Donna Gray, office manager, who has been with me for 30 years. She is invaluable to me, she is my “resident counselor” when clients or staff need a helpful or caring ear she is the one they go to. Charlene Wappler has been with me for 10 years and she is my ‘go to girl.’ If I need something she normally can find what I need. Charlene also specializes in my commercial

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Three OC residents awarded for conservation efforts David Ball

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Rueben Stringer of The Soil and Water Conservation Districts of Area IV, said 50 people from Orange County have won awards for conservation activities in the past and this year is no exception. Roy Dunn of Orange, Devra Cormier of Orangefield and Gerald Langham of Mauriceville, were honored with awards on May 1 at The Norman Activity Center in Jacksonville as regional winners for their lifetime work and also for the past year. Dunn won under the business/professional individual category, Cormier under conservation homemaker and Langham under forestry conservationist. Other categories are student essays and for farmer of the year, etc. There were 33 districts in the state. Stringer said Dunn has published numerous articles on conservation, safety, clean air and water, wildlife and nature. He estimates Dunn has written at least five conservation articles per week for over 50 years. Cormier has done “a great job” producing gardens, citrus fruit, sewing, etc., Stringer said. “She loves to sew and cook all the time. She has an excellent family and she’s an excellent homemaker. She participates in rodeos, she raises chickens, gathers eggs, raises goats, has a flower garden and she cans. She gives a lot away. She participates in the community in a huge way through the (Paul) Cormier Oil Museum,” he said. Last but not least, Langham

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six years. Stringer has been with the SWCD since 1986. He said he enjoys seeing people win awards from the organization. The NRCS has been in existence since 1935 because the Dust Bowl brought a need to bring it into existence. “I appreciated the people in what they do and I encourage them to continue. Water and soil are essential. To have a good live we need to take care of it.

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

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asked. In last week’s proceedings, Karen Blanda said she lives on the back of the property in question. She spoke to the court and said she has had to call the Orange County Sheriff’s Office a couple of times about the discharge of firearms. “We have bullets skip across a 10 acre lake on our property,” she said. “My husband and son water ski on it and I’m concerned about them getting hit.” Precinct 2 Commissioner Owen Burton said the ordinance was a “very important” safety issue. He asked Sheriff Keith Merritt what kind of citation would people receive for discharging a firearm. If there was an ordinance they would probably receive a Class C Misdemeanor. The commissioners were also concerned if residents would be in violation for discharging a firearm if they shot at a snake or squirrel from the


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yards. Precinct 3 Commissioner John Dubose said law enforcement officials can use common sense when answering a call. For instance, if a resident shoots a snake in his yard. The final vote for approval was 3-1 with Crump voting no. Also during citizens’ comments, Little Cypress resident Robert Rothrock complained nothing was being done in Precinct 1 to clear clogged ditches, even after he met with Commissioner David Dubose. Dubose said the ditches lie within the city of Orange’s jurisdiction. Rothrock said some of the ditches are within the county. In other county business, Patrick Beebe, director of the mosquito control district, said his department has received 12 service calls for April. Service request received are investigate to determine need for area treatment.

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business. Cheryl Squires has been with me five years and has been with State Farm over seven years. Cheryl is my Life Specialist. Until recently my staff was made up of all females but two years ago we added Nathan Dean; a young family man and music/youth director at Second Baptist Church. He is a good fit. He has held his own with these ladies. They all know about families and their needs. It goes a long way when working with our customers. As long as God comes first, family second and work third, things are going right. We try to make the office a place that is ‘family friendly.’ They really run the office. In fact, when someone calls in and I answer the phone, they usually ask for one of the staff by name. They are the ones who know this office inside and out and keep it running smoothly; I just come along for the ride. It has been a good ride for the last 39 years. We have had some tough patches but I know I can count on my staff to do what needs

to be done no matter the situation. This is a changing industry and we are making changes along with it.” Bill Nickum and his wife have three grown children and nine grandchildren. Bill is a deacon at Second Baptist Church. He is also a member of the Bridge City Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club, and serves on the board for the Texas Work Force. Bill Nickum State Farm Insurance can be reached at 409735-3595. Their office is located at 1930 Texas Avenue in Bridge City. Bill also has a website, for user friendly information and insurance quotes. Bill Nickum received a plaque honoring him as the Business of the Month sponsored by David Self Ford, as well as gift certificates to Tiger Rock Martial Arts of Bridge City, David Self Ford and gifts from Complete Staffing and Scales Portable Buildings.

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community with an electronic survey. The electronic survey will become available for the staff and community from May 11 through 17. Thoughts were to use the district’s parent portal for the electronic survey. Angelle said he was concerned using the focus groups because the process will become wide open and it will be used only to appease the community. He was also concerned if DRD was any good because their bid was so low. Ashworth said she believes the community will want the same thing in a superintendent as the community wants.

Trustee Wanda Woods would like for the superintendent to live in Orangefield though there is no stated policy. Angelle said the timeline will give the district a clear vision of where they are headed in the process. Johnny Dorman, former board president, said a lot of older people won’t get on the electronic survey and the district won’t get their buy-in. “The community needs some input,” he said. The board decided to go with DRD and publicize steps of the hiring process through print and signs in addition to electronic media.

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at Bobby,” she joked. Cormier enjoys cooking so much, she owns over 100 cookbooks and she reads one every night before she goes to bed. She has also wrote her own cook books with her favorite recipes, though they’re not for sale. Those will be passed on. Cormier has also cooked in cast iron cookware in campfire type settings. They once had Thanksgiving dinner using cast iron. Though she doesn’t know how many head of cattle they own, Cormier knows it’s a bunch. In addition, she also raised horses, chickens, peacocks, turkeys and goats on their 100 acres. She gathers eggs every morning from the chickens. The drought last year was hard on the cattle, so the Cormier planted rye grass and loaded up on the hay. She tends a garden too where she grows beans, corn, carrots, okra, squash, zucchinis and tomatoes. There are citrus trees too — figs, oranges, satsumas, lemon, lime, pomegranates, peach and a blueberry bush.


Another love of hers is sewing. “I’ve been sewing since the Fifth Grade. I crochet and I rug hook the old way with wool. I embroider a lot. I like to quilt. My first one cost $100 for the fabric. Linda and Laverne Matthews taught me how to do it. They’re fantastic. They’re pros. I like to do the small quilts,” she said. Cormier has even produced a prize winning quilt with her sewing bee group at the Houston International Quilt Show. Tickets to see the quilt were sold all over the world and it still goes on tour when not displayed at the Houston Museum. Cormier uses a sewing machine — a plain Jane sewing machine — to work on. If that wasn’t enough, she’s been teaching Bible school for 40 years, first at First Baptist Church of Orangefield and now at The Cowboy Church, and she likes to deer hunt. She killed four this season at their lease in Ozona “I keep busy,” Cormier said.

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Texas is a primary election to pick party nominees. It looks like the Texas vote will be needed to give Romney the 1,114 delegates he needs but his nomination is already a sure thing. Ron Paul is still hanging in there and I’ve talked to some people who will seriously vote for him. BE A GOOD CITIZEN VOTE SATURDAY Early voting has ended in City, Drainage District and Port District. Election day is Saturday May 12. That folks, is this coming Saturday. So far early voting has been light so it’s important that you take the time to vote. The City of Pinehurst has a race for mayor and two city councilmen. Bridge City has an important city council race. The drainage district has one opposed race. The Port District has two contested races for port commissioner. The people I hear most often complain are folks that don’t even vote. Don’t be one of them. These above mentioned races are as important as any. These are not salaried jobs; office holders volunteer their time to serve. You can say thank you by taking a few minutes to vote.

From the Creaux’s Nest MOTHERS, GOD BLESS ‘EM I believe one of the year’s most important days is Mother’s Day, when we honor all mothers. You who still have Mom around are indeed fortunate. Believe me, when you lose her you will be a long time getting over it, if ever. Some of you lost Mom in the past year, others will say goodbye to Mom before Mother’s Day next year. Others have just a few years left with Mom. I tell you this because it’s important you don’t take life for granted. Enjoy and spend quality time with Mom as often as you can. ***** Miss Pearl again pens one of her great poems honoring Mothers. We thank her for her contributions and also honor this wonderful 91-year-old lady as one of the great Moms. ***** We also want to congratulate a wonderful couple Don and Alice Cole on their 64thwedding anniversary, May 8. Daughter Mary Alice took them to breakfast Tuesday. Don is a former county commissioner and Bridge City business pioneer. Best wishes for many more healthy, happy years. *****Orange Countians Devra Cormier, Gerald Langham and Roy Dunn were presented with awards and honored by Area IV, Soil and Water Conservation Districts of Texas. Area IV is made up of 33 districts in Texas. “To be honored by this group is a big deal,” Dunn said. Unable to attend the ceremony his award was accepted by board member Barbara Winfree. Rubin Stringer does a great job for that organization. *****I have to move on. Come along, I promise it won’t do you no harm. SERVICE TO BE HELD FOR JAMES M. CLAYBAR James M. Claybar, age 80, passed away at home Friday, May 4. We had known James for many years, knew his parents and his Uncle Lannie. What I remember most about him is that he was always pleasant. I recall him being raised across from St. Theresa Church even though his dad ran his business on the circle in Deweyville. James was a good cook and loved doing it. I’ve enjoyed his cooking many times at Wayne Peveto’s barn. He was great to be around. He was a good man who will be missed. Services will be held Friday, May 11, 10:30 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. Visitation will be Thursday, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Claybar Funeral Home Orange. CONDOLENCES We were sorry to hear about the death of “Jeff” Hattman, 88, who died May 3. What a fine lady Johnnie Fay was. The longtime educator was a friend to everyone she met. She was the heart and soul of the Orange Community Players that she helped establish. She performed as an actress but was a very good director and produced many OCP projects. She was one of a kind lady. A memorial service was held for her Monday, May 7*****”Buddy” Hock, 79, passed away last Wednesday, May 2. Services were held Sunday, May 6. Buddy came from a large family of eight and was raised in the country near Palestine. We had known Buddy and his family and brothers many years. He had retired from the Post Office at Bridge City. He was a Korean War veteran. Buddy always had a joke for anyone he met. He was a good man who swam through the problems of life. Condolences to the family. May he rest in peace..*****Our deepest sympathies go out to Stephen and Susan Cook and their family on the loss of their 19-year-old son Alex, who passed away April 29. Service was held May 5. He was a joy to everyone who knew him and left us way too soon. . Please see obituaries. WHAT DO THE POLITICAL POLLS MEAN Like everyone interested in politics I watch the polls, and there are many. There’s a poll for everything. Polls this early in a presidential election don’t mean that much. If it’s favorable, candidates use it to raise funds. If its not favorable they ignore the polls. At the time polls are taken they are usually close. One poll that means nothing is a national poll. First everyone polled might not be a likely voter; second, the popular vote has nothing to do with electing a candidate. They can win the popular vote by a million votes and still lose the Electoral College. In a national election it’s state-by-state. Example, a report I just saw says Romney must run the board in Ohio, Virginia, Florida and Arizona, to have any chance to win. On the other hand President Obama just needs one of the four. James Carville says, “If he wins Ohio and Virginia, you can call in the dogs and pee on the fire, this hunt is over.” So a lot will be done about polls. That doesn’t mean much. In a Monday USA poll; Obama leads in every category, including the “Gender Gap.” He is tied in only one with Romney, the “Who can manage the government effectively.” On “Likeability” Obama leads 58 percent to 31 percent, On “Cares about the needs of the people,” it’s 50 percent to 40 percent. On being a “Strong decisive leader,” 48 percent to 41 percent. On “Agrees with you on the issues you care about,” 47 percent to 43 percent. That all looks good for Obama but it still gets down to which state he carries, not how many states, but only the states that add up to the most Electoral College votes. That’s why you see both candidates in Ohio and Virginia. Obama needs one of them, Romney needs both. We won’t see much advertising in Texas and other states that are not in play. About a billion dollars will be spent in 20 or less states. States like Texas are already decided, so is California, why spend money there? That’s why you hear some people say, “My vote doesn’t count. The May 29th election in

TURNING BACK THE HANDS OF TIME 10 Years Ago-2002 Longtime Orange County Auditor Todd Mixson, 62, announces retirement plans at the end of September. The Kirbyville native would have served the county 15 years. County Commissioner James Stringer, who routinely teases Todd about his small town background and long agenda items said, “He will be missed, Todd is extremely studious and when he presents something to the court it is right on the mark.”*****Becky and Dr. Mark Messer hosted the Heritage House fundraiser “Grand Evening on the Bayou” at their beautiful home in Waterwood. Judge Carl Thibodeaux, who attended with wife Michaela (Mike), was the auctioneer for the silent auction. A few of the folks attending were Ron and Sue Cowling, Molly Theriot, Linda and Stan Mathews, Larry David, Carol and Judge Buddie Hahn, Dan Ryder, Jake Chesson, Virignia Bonar, John Atkins, Kay Sims, Marcelle Adams, Frank and Nancy Finchum, Judge Cimron Campbell, Shirley Barney, Linda Ballard and several dozen others. *****Congrats to lovely Tax Assessor Lynda Gunstream, who was honored by Business and Professional Women as “Woman of the Year.”*****Neighbor Cox says we are in a drought and running eight-inches short of rainfall. Cox says it’s the worse drought in years. (Editor’s note: We saw one far worse in the year 2011.)*****Services were held for longtime writer and radio personality Bill Maultsby and also for Kenneth “Chief” Young, 80. Over the last few years he had been Frenchie Longrom’s limo driver. ***Service was held for Don Blanchard, 85, who died May 9. Don had served as court bailiff for the 163rd District Court Judges Fred Trimble and David Dunn. His wife Willie was secretary for several county judges including Stringer, Halliburton and Runnels. Don’s sister Sadie is the wife of “Crip” Trahan. ***Verney “Dupe” Duplechain, age 81, died May 9. ***Mariam Ann Vandagriff passed away May 10. Sons David, Andrew, Jonathan and daughters Arlinda, Annette and Sheryl and their families, survived her. *****Earl and Betty Drake lost their son Stephen Earl Drake, 47, who died suddenly. *****Leslie Gentry, 38, was killed in police shooting April 29. Service was held May 11. *****Bridge City Coach Sam Moore lost the flip for two-out-of-three. A one game winner-take-all will be played Thursday at Jasper against Barbers Hill. 35 Years Ago-1977 Altrusa Club names Betty Harmon “Woman of the Year.”*****Steve and Ann Worster are the proud parents of a new baby son. Steve Scott Worster was born April 28 in San Antonio. He weighed 9 pounds, 11 ounces. Steve is sales manager for the Lone Star Company. *****Bridge City High School named Joe Chenella as new principal. *****Bridge City Police Chief Wilson Roberts tendered his resignation as chief to new City Manager C.R. Nash. Resignation is effective May 25. Roberts built the police department from two part-time officers to a well trained, around the clock staff. Roberts became chief Dec. 12, 1971. Roberts said it had been a privilege to serve the people of Bridge City without controversy. A department must be free of interference to operate effectively. Even though the new mayor Harvey and city manager didn’t have the votes on council to fire him, he didn’t want to hurt the department he had built. “I’d rather turn in my badge and go home than hurt this young city through controversy.” The new city leaders said too much of the budget was going to law enforcement. Roberts said, “Have it your way” and he did a Johnny Paycheck. (Editor’s note: Wilson Roberts stayed in law enforcement. He served as police chief in West Texas, was a state arson investigator, served as deputy sheriff and district attorney investigator. He worked for several departments throughout the state and retired a few years ago.)*****Friday 13th was an unlucky day for pretty Kim Daniels. While in Houston she was hit and her new Sunbird, a graduation gift from her parents, was a total loss. Kim was without injury. BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK Lee Legate, Doug Havens, C.L. Armstrong, Kevin LaRose, Lynn Scales, Justin Dupuis, Kelly Brown, Ken Reeves, Mary Callahan, Trudy Blair, Anna Hughes, Dalton Gilliam, Janice Wilkinson, Gerald Taylor, Gordon Brown, Jacqueline McGee, James Rogers, Johnnie Mae McKuster, Katie Hubbard, Patricia Williamson, Preslea Thibodeaux, Sharon Woolley, Stacie Dryden, Stacie Teaff, Candace Miller, Chuck Williams, Pat Collins, Bobby Keeling, Sarah Moreland, Scott Andes, Tami Vanderheiden, Sherry Walles, David Pitts, Charles Webb, Justin Roberts, Jerry Hardee, Bridgett Bonneaux, Hazel Heckendorf, Calvin Granger, Douglas Wilson, Mike McNair, Imogene McKinney, Jamie Garcia, Kate Jackson, Kristie Hughes, Melanie Wilderson, Renee Price, Ann Bryant, Bob Wood, Janis Goss, James Birdwell, Nikki Smith, L.K. Jarrell, Brad Johansson, Cortney Spring, Daniel Broussard, Deborah Ellender, Emily Domas, Hailey McCoun, Heather Brinson, Jaime Broussard, Kenneth Prosperie, Nancy Chenella, Ronda Savoy, Jimmy Sibert and Norman Gaspard. A FEW HAPPENINGS I understand the 43rd Senior Citizens Rally at the VFW Tuesday morning was a big success and that Judge Thibodeaux again put on a good show.*****After the first week of American Idol, I predicted that Joshua Ledet, the youngster from West Lake, Louisiana, would be one of the top three finalist. If he can get by this week, he will be in the top three. If he does that I believe he could be one of the two finalist.*****A few special people we know celebrating their special day. Lynn Scales, a lovely lady and Orange Lamar employee celebrates May 9.***A nice lady everyone loves, longtime teacher/coach, Sharon Woolley, marks another birthday May 10.***On May 12, Charles Webb will put another notch on the stick of life.***On May 13, Mike McNair, longtime preacher and teacher and the father of our Nicole Gibbs, will celebrate another year.***A guy

who always is a kick, born and raised on northwest Louisiana red clay, L.K. Jarrell celebrates another birthday. Life has given L.K. many stories and he will gladly tell you one if you have the time. ***Brad Johansson, one of Leigh’s boys, is a year older May 14. ***Retired teacher and councilor, Nancy Chenella, celebrates her special day May 15. She and Joe are moving to College Station but we will never forget their friendship. *****We visited with Ronnie Theriot about the American flag edict. The United States flag never follows anything and is always supposed to be up front, not behind. Yet we noticed that even patriotic motorcycle clubs have the flag mounted on the back of their bikes, even fire trucks display the flag in the back of the truck. As soon as we get around to it we will publish proper flag edict. *****I hope you got to see the Situation Room, with Brian Williams, on the Killing of Bin Laden. *****The guessing game is on about who Mitt Romney will pick as his vice-presidential running mate. First let me say only once in my lifetime have I seen a VP candidate make a difference in the election. They usually don’t add or take away. However, John Kennedy would not have been elected without LBJ on the ticket. He not only carried Texas but also the South for Bostonian JFK. It was a close finish with Nixon and without LBJ Kennedy wouldn’t have made it. Here’s Romney’s short list, Chris Christe, Nikki Haley, Bob McDonnell, Marco Rubio, Paul Ryan, Newt Gingrich and Rob Portman, who probably has the inside track. He’s an Ohio senator, 56 years old, from a swing state. The only negative is he was budget directory for George W. That economic record is a heavy load.*****The Wednesday Lunch Bunch will dine at Robert’s this week. The Bunch had a pleasant surprise from Van Choate last week at Novrozsky’s. You never know who will show. Everyone is always welcome. This week the late King Dunn, a regular member, will be remembered.*****I’ve seen money go down the drain in my day, makes one sick at the stomach when it can’t be stopped. Think about this, Ted Turner lost $10 million a day, every day including holidays, for three years and watched most of his fortune go down the drain and couldn’t stop it. He was even fired from the company he founded, CNN and Headline News. Once worth $8 billion, he’s down to $100 million. Although his world was going upside down he made good on his promise and donated $2 billion to the United Nations. His life story is a good one.*****CREAUX’S TIP OF THE WEEK: To remove a stain from the bottom of a glass vase or cruet, fill with water, I use warm water, and drop in two Alka Seltzer tablets.*****CAJUN DEFINITION: Pain Perdu (lost bread) or French toast. When I was a kid it was a favorite. The dish was flavored with egg and milk, a couple drops of vanilla. We used bread that soon would go stale and would be lost if not used for this dish or for bread pudding. Lost bread is good topped with sugar after being skillet fried. Some people pour honey or syrup on top. We never threw away bread, especially homemade bread. CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS Candice Bergen will by 65 on May 09; Billy Joel, 62; Will Smith, 43 and John Corbett, 50.***Bono will be 51 on May 10 and Orange native Frances Fisher, 59.***Jonathan Jackson will be 29 on May 11.***Yogi Berra will be 86 on May 12; Burt Bacharach, 83; Emilio Estevez, 49; Jason Biggs, 33 and Stephen Baldwin, 45.***Stevie Wonder will be 61 on May 13; Dennis Rodman, 50 and Robert Pattinon, 25. ***Quincy Jones will be 78 on May 14; George Lucas, 67; Tim Roth, 50 and Cate Blanchett, 42. CAJUN STORY OF THE WEEK Carl Bigneaux walked into Tee-Boy’s Bar and Grill at 9:58 p.m. and sit at da bar next to Norris Comeaux. Norris is not the brightest guy in the joint. Da 10 p.m. news came on da TV and da news crew was covering a story of a man on the ledge of a large building preparing to jump him. Bigneaux turn to Comeaux and say, “You know, I bet he’ll jump him.” Comeaux answer, “Well, I bet he won’t.” Bigneaux put a $20 bill on da bar and he say, “You on.” Jus as Comeaux was put his money on da bar, da guy on da TV did a swan dive off of da building, falling to his death. Comeaux him got very upset and handed da $20 to Bigneaux and say, “All is fair, here is you money.” Bigneaux say, “I can’t take you money me, I saw dis earlier on da 6 o’clock news and knew dat he would jump. Comeaux say, “Me too, but I don’t tink da fool him, would do it again. C’EST TOUT Next Tuesday, May 14, early voting opens for the May 29th Primary. So far interest has been soft. It will be up to the local Republican candidates to liven things up. I suspect they will take the gloves off and play to their base, creating some voter excitement and hoping for a good turn out. The two hottest races are the County Law Court and the Pct. 1, County Commissioner’s race. I understand Ron Paul is planning a mail out blitz in this area. If so that will help the turn out. The U.S. Senate race and the Presidential race are almost non-existent here. Not one out of 100 people know who all is running for Congress to replace Brady. It’s up to local candidates to get their vote out. Good luck.*****The Tea Party, that has held the Congress, Speaker John Boehner, and the country hostage, is now wanting to take over the Senate. They will likely defeat Republican Sen. Lugar and are after defeating Sen. Orrin Hatch, who has a 92 percent conservative voting record. The Congress has the lowest all time approval record of only nine percent.*****A big thanks goes out to Mayor Brown Claybar who said goodbye at Tuesday’s meeting. He has been most effective in the advancement of Orange. On May 27th, a great guy and Orange native, Jim Sims takes over as mayor. *****NOTICE TO ADVERTISERS: Nothing in this market compares to The Record’s advertising reach in Orange County. 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Too Much Technology? KENT CONWELL For The Record

I don’t know about you folks, but sometimes I get a headache from all the political and global “stuff” going on. Now I know it is my responsibility as a citizen to stay informed, but sometimes I just want to throw up my arms and say to heck with it. Same way with all the new technology out there. Sound familiar? My frustration is more pronounced when I’m messing with computers. Even after all these years, I know very little about them or their programs. I don’t know. Maybe I just fell out of the “dumb” tree and hit too many branches on the way down. Looking around, it seems as if our whole lives are being swallowed up by technology. I remember a line supposedly uttered by some shade tree philosopher when the telephone came into being. It went something like “when you pick up the telephone, you lose the charm of seeing what is over the next hill.” That happens to us all. With the cyber-technology available to us, we are, at least I am, inundated with information of every sort. The days of leaning back with a cup of coffee and leisurely perusing the local newspaper are growing short. The recognition of a loved one’s cursive letters will soon be a thing of the past because of the convenience and speed of email. Back when I was a teenager in Fort Worth, Mom would re-

ceive chain mail, those sneaky little letters promising fame and fortune if you would just make copies and send them to twenty people. One I’ll always remember had a list of addresses. The instructions said to send the top address a dollar, then add your name to the bottom. Within a month, you’d receive over $5000.00. Dad snorted that it was just a scam. “Nobody gets something for nothing,” he said. Of course, at thirteen, I knew better, so I retrieved the letter from the trash and faithfully made my twenty copies. I dropped them in the mail along with the dollar to the name on top of the list. Then I sat back to wait. I’d show Dad. Well, I waited, and waited. You know how much money I got? Zip, Zilch, Zero. I may be slow, but I learned my lesson. And I was lucky to get out so cheaply. Mark Twain hit the proverbial nail on the head when he wrote “When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.” It wasn’t until years later when Dad and I were camping in Central Texas on a deer hunt that he told me he had been suckered more than once by such scams. The only differ-

ence, he explained, between him and me was that I was smart enough to listen to my father. He had ignored his own Dad’s advice on several occasions only to come up on the short end of the deal every time. Back then, life was nowhere as complicated as it is today. We did not have the means for today’s extensive social networking that beckons you with every click of the mouse. Today, many folks get carried away with the ease of putting their names and achievements (good or bad) out for everyone to see. Years back, there were various news groups on the Internet. I joined one on writing. One of the group members claimed when he had writer’s block, he would wander down to his sailboat and pass the time. Now, I’d had three or four westerns published by then so I thought I knew everything. I commented on the forum that “perhaps he should stay away from the sailboat and plant his seat in front of the computer. To overcome writers’ block, you write.” Well, sir, the old proverb “The road to hell is paved with good intentions’ had never been more clearly illustrated to me when the gentleman in question wrote back, blistering my hide for criticizing his methods. I learned another lesson then. I don’t comment on anyone unless it is some-

thing very positive. Don’t misunderstand. I am on a couple social networking forums, Facebook and LinkedIn. Facebook because I can post a weekly blog of ranting and ravings; LinkedIn because of a Crime Writers Forum. I don’t spend too much time on them as some folks will attest. In fact, I don’t think I know how to reply to comments on either forum. Several friends sent me birthday greetings. A couple

asked if I had received the. I did, and I replied, but they didn’t get it. I guess I punched a button that sent it floating around out there in cyberspace. If you stop and think about it, the coming of computers and the attendant technology has brought about abrupt changes in our lives. You can buy everything online. You can bank, purchase insurance and on and on and on. And all without leaving the comfort of

your home. Now, that’s really spooky and neat. Would I go back to the old days? As appealing as their memories are, I don’t think so. In fact, these might just be the good old days. ht t p ://w w w. ke nt c onwe ll . show/13557.Kent_Conwell w w w. a m a z o n . c o m /-/e / B001JPCK26


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Lamar Institute of Technology will graduate almost 300 at its Spring Commencement at 7 p.m. on May 17, at the Montagne Center. Donna N. Williams, regent for The Texas State University System and vice and program manager for Parsons Government Services, Inc., will be the commencement speaker. A graduate of Prairie View A&M University, Williams is a mechanical engineer with 28 years of program management, business development, project management and engineering design and construction experience in the government and private sector. In 2008 and 2011, Gov. Rick Perry appointed her to The Texas State University System Board of Regents, and in 2010 and 2011, she was elected Vice Chairman of the Board. She services on the Laura W. Bush Institute of Women’s Health National Advisory Board of Directors, the Dallas African American Museum Board of Directors, and is a member of the Arlington Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., as well as numerous civic and charitable organizations. Williams is also a certified personal trainer from the Cooper Institute for Aerobics Research. She is married to Michael L. Williams. Orange County candidates for Associate of Applied Science degrees are: Bridge City; Morgan Ann Broussard, Lindsay Elise Garcia, Keri LeAnne LeBlanc, Haley Ann Richard, dental hygiene; Kaleigh Marie Wallace, health information technology; Mauriceville: Anna Nicole Reeves, occupational safety and health technology; Orange: Jillian Marie Biri, accounting technology; Robert Williams, commercial and residential construction; Jacob Ellis Edwards, computer drafting technology; Patrick W. Laurence, William Christopher Sherrill, computer networking and troubleshooting technology; Jessica Leigh Blanda, Megan Nicole Peveto, Elizabeth Rose Sorgee, dental hygiene; Caleb S. Best, Pleas Evans, Jarod Alan Fenner,

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Thank You For Your Support Accomplishments on Commissioner Court 2009 to present. • Collection station: Orange County is recycling and with lower cost on regular garbage. • Roads in PCT 1: 12 miles of road repair. New roads Ben Mack road surfaced with Pine Bluff road to be surfaced spring of 2012 • Airport: Completed the runway extension project with grant money and installed taxiway light with grant money. Secured the airport with code access for entey. • Mosquito control: Instrumental in hiring pilot for mosquito control aircraft. • Jail: Working with bidders on Bulk and Prescription medication delivery lowering the cost with better service. • Sheriff’s Department: 17 new patrol cars on the streets with 7 new cars on order for this year • Grants: Over 48.5 million dollars in grant money over the past 3 years • New Buildings: - Shelter of last resort on FM 1442 (CHAMPS) - Judge Janice Menard - Adult Probation Building • Lowered the tax rate from 2011 to 2012 • Generators on Key buildings needed to operate the county. • County insurance health prescription plan: negotiated with Caremark to lower county prescription cost, saving the county over $70,000 the first year. POL ADV. PAID FOR BY DAVID DUBOSE

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• A leader should have qualities that make people want to follow. It is the ability to inspire. • People follow a leader because they trust him. A leader has to be Competent. You have to know what you are doing or surround yourself with people who know what you need to do. • A leader must have good sense and sound judgment in practical matters.

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Community Bulletin Board West Orange Spring Clean up set for May 11, 12 The City of West Orange will host their Spring Cleanup Friday and Saturday, May 11 and 12. Dumpsters available to residents behind the WO Fire Station Residents may bring their debris on Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. and Saturday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Proof of residency will be required at dump site. The City will provide assistance with unloading trucks/trailers of debris. No hazardous materials, tires, batteries, paint etc will be accepted. Any items containing Freon must be drained of said Freon and tagged by individual certified to do such work. Appliances, furniture, metal and green waste will be accepted, but must be brought to the dump site. The city will be unable to make arrangements for any “special pickups.”

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from Mauriceville, Little Cypress, and Little Cypress-Mauriceville from the school years 2002, 1992, 1982, 1972, and 1962. The FFA Banquet theme this year will be, “Back in the Day with FFA,” and the current officers would like to invite past members from 10, 20, 30, 40, and 50 years ago to attend the banquet. The FFA is asking that if you or someone you know was a past FFA member from one of these years, please contact Brandy Whisenant by calling 409-886-5821, extension 1040, or email with your contact information so that you can be given a formal invitation to attend. The dinner will be held on May 24. Reservations are required.

Marine Corps League to host link sale First Sgt Joyce Venable Detachment 1382 will host a link sale in the Bridge City Walmart parking lot, on Saturday, May 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Link, chips and a drink will cost $5. Applications will also be available for anyone interested in joining our newly formed Marine Corps league detachment. For more information, please call 409-670-8386.

AgriLife to host canning classes The Texas AgriLife Extension Office and Little Cypress Baptist Church are holding a FREE basic canning class on Saturday, May 12 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Little Cypress Baptist Church. Learn to preserve your summer’s bounty and stretch your grocery dollars by canning your own produce. Learn about canning equipment, how to can and preserve safely, and resources for recipes and instructions. Call Little Cypress Baptist Church to register at 409-883-8905. The address is 3274 Little Cypress Drive; Orange, TX 77632    

WOS Athletic Banquet set for May 16 The West Orange-Stark High School Athletic Banquet, which is catered by Moncla’s, will be at 6:30pm Wednesday, May 16 at the West Orange-Stark High School Cafeteria. Male and female athletes from the current school year 20112012 will be honored. Each athlete will receive one free ticket. Parents and other family members may purchase tickets for $7 at the West Orange-Stark Athletic Office by May 10. For more information please contact the Athletic Department at 8825530.

David Ess, Bridge City Strutter Golf Tournament set for May 19 David Ess and the Bridge City Strutters will be hosting their annual golf tournament. The tournament will have a shotgun star at 8 a.m. (sign-in will be at 7:30 a.m.) on Saturday, May 19, at Babe Zaharias Golf Course in Port Arthur. It will be an 18 hole, four-person scramble with prizes awarded. Entry fee is $200 per team, which includes the green fee, cart, food, drink and prizes. Hole sponsorships are also available for $100, which includes a sign at the golf course and an ad in the Strutters Spring Review Program. Tournament entry deadline is May 8. For more information contact any Strutter, or call 735-8521 or 474-1395.

Quantum-Touch® Level one workshop scheduled Quantum-Touch is a powerful yet easy to learn natural healing technique. Through the use of breathing exercises and body awareness, the body’s own ability to heal itself is accelerated. Join certified practitioner and level 1 instructor, Penny LeLeux in a weekend workshop to be held in Orangefield, May 2627. Receive an early registration discount of $50 off regular workshop fees through May 4. Call 409-728-5970 or e-mail for more information.

Heavenly Hearts Summer Charity Pageant to be held May 26 Heavenly Hearts Charity Pageants announces it’s next event. The Summer Charity Pageant will be held on May 26 at the Bridge City Community Center in Bridge City. Entries are being accepted now and will continue until May 24. Early bird entry discounts are given to those that enter by May 5. Age divisions are from babies all the way to adult. The event is open to all areas and to both boys and girls. Attire is formal and summer wear. Awards are crowns, trophies, plaques, sashes, toys, gifts, and much more. No one will leave empty handed and all young contestants receive a tiara just for taking part in this event. The charity that will benefit from this event is the Bridge City Ministerial Alliance. Entry fee into this event if entered by the early bird deadline is $85. Late entries will be charged $135. Raffle tickets for various donated items can be sold to pay the entry fee, or you may get a sponsor if you want to enter at no cost to you. For more information, log on to Heavenly Hearts Charity Pageants on facebook. Anyone can enter, purchase a raffle ticket, or make a donation by calling Kari Stringer 281-259-4437 (Must leave a message) or by email for a much faster response

Being a Mother by Pearl Burgess

Being a mother means so much to me I think and remember what used to be, My own dear Mother, though passed away Left examples to follow each and every day. My three precious daughters were always a joy I watched them play with their dolls and a toy, Teaching what’s right and always to share I hugged them at bedtime as we said a prayer. They brought me wild flowers, roots and all They played “hide and seek” whenever I called, They each grew up and left my safe “nest” Drying my eyes, I prayed for life’s best. Wedding days came and love filled each heart I thanked God for giving them such a great start, Each daughter, now Mother, so much love I see They now understand what they mean to me. Applications can be mailed or emailed to you by sending your email address to the yahoo account. There are also applications available to pick up at the Ministerial Alliance. The alliance is open on Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon and they are located next to First Baptist Church on Roundbunch Road in Bridge City. Businesses are welcome to advertise free of charge with any donation of any value to the event.

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

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

American Legion hosts bingo on Sundays The American Legion Auxiliary Post 49 at 108 Green Ave. in Orange hosts bingo every Sunday, starting at 6:30 p.m. There will also be a bingo game on Easter Sunday at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 886-7202.

Rape and Suicide Crisis Center to offer support group meetings The Rape and Suicide Crisis Center of Southeast Texas will be hosting a support group for female survivors of sexual assault the first and third Wednesday of every month, starting at 5:30 p.m. Meetings will be held at the Foundation of Southeast Texas building, located at 700 North St. in downtown Beaumont. To RSVP or for further information, please contact the Crisis Center at 409-832-6530.

BCISD to administer Credit by Examination Bridge City ISD, in accordance with Chapter 74.24 TAC, will administer the Texas Tech University Credit by Examination Tests. Testing dates will be June 5, 6 and 7, 2012. Students in grades first through fifth will be allowed to take each of the five tests (Math, Science, Language Arts, Reading, and Social Studies) at the elementary level without prior instruction. The student must score at least 90 on each of the five four tests to be considered eligible for grade level acceleration. Students in grades sixth through 12 will be permitted to take an examination to earn credit for an academic course for which they have had no prior instruction. Students must score at least 90 on the test to receive course credit. Additional information and registration forms can be obtained by contacting Gina Mannino at:


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Deaths and Memorials To Be held:

James Michael Claybar Orange James Michael Claybar, 80, of Orange passed away in the peace of his home on Friday, May 4. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 10, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange, with a wake service at 6 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial to honor his life will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 11, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Orange with Father Thomas E. Phelan as Celebrant. A Rite of Christian Burial and Interment will follow at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery (4320 Meeks Drive), with Military Honors provided by the Southeast Texas Veterans Service Group. The Celebration of Life, for James, will continue after the Rite of Christian Burial and Military Honors, at the San Damiano Center of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. Those of you in attendance are invited to join with his family in celebration. James, an Orange Native, was born on Feb. 27, 1932 to Ambrose Sr. and Bessie (Mazzola) Claybar. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and in the Army Reserve thereafter. James was an entrepreneur, involved as a principal owner, and in some cases investor, in various business and real estate ventures. James, a lifelong Orange resident, had a passion for the great outdoors and enjoyed traveling and cooking, along with spending quality time with family and friends. He is survived by his wife Louise B. Claybar; his brother Ambrose Claybar Jr. and wife Cindy Claybar; his children Thomas R. Claybar, Kathy Morrison, Mike Claybar, and stepdaughter Tammy H. Nester and husband, Kevin Nester of Lake Charles, Louisiana. Also surviving are his grandchildren Ashlea Claybar, Katy Morrison, Lorida Claybar, Dr. Kyle Nester, and Danielle Nester. Serving as pallbearers will be Joey Claybar, Lannie Claybar, Dr. Kyle Nester, Farrell Salano, N. J. Blanchard, & Larry Hulsey. Honorary Pallbearers will be F. David Claybar, Wayne Peveto, Delbert Risinger and Jerry Priddy. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church Building Fund, 4300 Meeks Drive, Orange, Texas 77632, (409)883-9153.


James “Jamie” T. Cormier Beaumont

James “Jamie” T. Cormier, 58, of Beaumont and former resident of Orangefield, died Friday, May 4. G rave side services were held Wednesday, May 9, at Granger Cemetery, Duncan Woods in Orangefield with


Cornelius Myers Phelan III Beaumont Cornelius “Cornell” Myers Phelan III, 66, originally of Beaumont, died Friday, March 30, at St. Joseph Hospital, Phoenix, Ariz. Funeral Mass took place on Monday, May 7, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic church in Orange, Texas. Born Aug. 30, 1946 in Beaumont, Cornel was the son of Cornelius Myers Phelan Jr. and Mary Natalie Dufner Phelan. Born and educated in Beaumont, Cornel was involved in sales throughout his professional life. He loved people and was always concerned about people, especially for those who were experiencing difficulties. His mother observed that “he never met a stranger.” He was a wonderful son, uncle and brother-in-law, and his siblings, in-laws, nieces and nephews loved his visits, sense of humor and tales. Cornell resided in Phoenix, Ariz. where he underwent a double lung transplant. After a valiant struggle with complications as a result of the transplant, Cornell died. His family will have wonderful memories of Cornell to savor for years to come. He was proceeded in death by his parents, brother, Mark D. Phelan, and niece Kathryn N. Sykes. Cornell is survived by his brothers, Michael Phelan, James G. Phelan and wife, Jean, and Thomas Phelan; and his sisters Camille Sykes, Sheila Winans and husband, Jim and Denise Leonhardt and husband Curt. No words can express the love and gratitude the family feels for all the professional and compassionate care Cornell received at St. Joseph Hospital Medical Center Phoenix. With his biological family so far away, his St. Joseph family treated him with the greatest tenderness. In lieu of flowers the family asks that you sign up as an organ transplant donor. If this is not possible we suggest a donation to Catholic Charities Diocese of Beaumont, 2780 Eastex Freeway, Beaumont, Texas 77703.

Pastor Reggie Lloyd, of Praise Christian Center in Beaumont, officiating. Born in Port Arthur, Texas on Nov. 27, 1953, Jamie was the son of Murphy Joesph and Irma Jean (Granger) Cormier. He worked as a night manager at Kroger and was a graduate of Orangefield High School Class of 1973. Preceded in death by his parents, Jamie is survived by his step-father, O.C. Bell of Orangefield; brother, Murphy “Jody” Joseph Cormier Jr. of Beaumont; sister, Angela Marie Cormier McDonald of Seattle, Wash.; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

In Loving Remembrance of Edith Marie Breaux

MOM, it has been a year and not one day goes by that you are not missed or loved. Always and Forever in our Hearts We Love You! David Allen, Dale, Shase, Lane, Faith, Alexis, Tristin, Holden and all your Family and Friends. Held:

B.D. “Buddy” Hock Bridge City B.D. “Buddy” Hock, 79, of Bridge City, passed away W e d n e s d a y, May 2, at his home. Funeral services were held Sunday, May 6, in the chapel of Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City with the Rev. Marv Howland. Burial followed at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Orange. Buddy was born near Palestine, Texas and grew up in a family of eight children. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served during the Korean War. Following his service in the army, he worked for the U.S. Air Force Civil Engineers for several years. He then went to work for the U.S. Post Office as a mail carrier. He retired from the Bridge City Post Office with a total of 41 years with the U.S. Government. Buddy lived in a family that did not have to always be told they were loved…they knew it. Buddy’s family held a very special place in his heart. Preceded in death by his daughter, Sherry Curl, Buddy is survived by his wife, Connie M. Hock; children, Vicky Hufstetler, Dan Hock, Gary Hock; grandchildren, Jonathan Curl, Alicia Hufstetler Young, Amy Perez, Danielle Lee, Dana Franke, Lindsey Hock; and great grandchildren, Corbin Snoke, Tyler Snoke and Arianna Lee. Also surviving are his brothers, J.W. Hock, Jr., David Hock; and sisters, Peggy Jackson, Wilma Cunningham, Jan Savage and Nancy Stevens. Serving as pallbearers were Jonathan Curl, Amy Perez, Greg Hock, Clint Higginbotham, Damon Young and Seth Franke. Honorary pallbearer was Joe Stevens. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association, 2242 W. Holcombe Blvd., Houston, Texas 77030-2008.



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Alex Cook Orange

Horace James Rost, 77, of Orange, died Monday, April 30, at St. Mary Hospital in Port Arthur. Funeral services was held Friday, May 4, in the chapel of Claybar Funeral Home in Orange with David Wagner, associate minister with Community Church, officiating. Burial followed at Autumn Oaks Memorial Park in the McLewis community. Born in Kaplan, La. on August 18, 1934, Mr. Rost was the son of Saul Rost and Clelie (Mire) Rost. He worked for James River Corp. for 29 years and retired as warehouse supervisor. Mr. Rost was a member of the Little Cypress Volunteer Fire Department where he had served as Fire Chief and was on the Board of Directors of Orange County Fire District 3. He loved hunting and fishing but mostly he loved being with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Saul Rost and Clelie Rost; brother, L.J. Rost; and step brothers, Rudy Guidry, J.V. Taylor and Roderick Taylor. Mr. Rost is survived by his wife, Dorothy M. Rost; son, Ronald J. Rost Sr. and his wife, Debbie Britnell Rost; daughter, Denise Block and her husband, Granvel; son, Timothy J. Rost; step mother, Mabel Rost, all of Orange; stepchildren, Bruce A. Carr and his wife, Chadene of Villa Rica, Georgia, Daryl R. Carr and his wife, Sandy of Grand Cane, La., Bryan R. Carr and his wife, Susan of Gainesville, Fla., Shelia A. Cowan and Thomas Ingram of San Antonio, and Karen Dryden of Orange. Also surviving are his brother, Gary Rost of Orange; stepbrother, Mackry Guidry of Louisiana; 17 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren. Chad Carr, Hunter Dryden, Matt Gregg, Clint Burch, Jimmy Stafford and Brad Britnell served as pallbearers. For those who wish, memorials may be directed to the Little Cypress Volunteer Firefighters, PO Box 1474, Orange, Texas 77631.

Alex Cook, 19, of Orange passed away Sunday, April 29. A memorial service was held Saturday, May 5, at Little Cypress Baptist Church. Alex was born Dec. 16, 1992 in Orange to Stephen Floyd and Susan Smith (Hoke) Cook. He worked at Domino’s and enjoyed many outdoor activities including, hunting, fishing, camping and boating. Cooking was also something that he enjoyed along with football and welding, something he just began doing and was very good at. Alex had a great sense of humor, was very creative and seemed to always know how to make a person smile. His family was all so proud of the man he was becoming. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Edward and Noreen Cook and Keisler and

Vera Hoke and uncle, Jimmie C. Cook. Those left to cherish his memory is his parents, Stephen and Susan Smith Cook of Orange; sister, April Brown and husband, Jerry of Orangefield; sister, Mandy Greer and husband, Brandon of Bridge City; sister, Samantha Cook of Orange and his three wonderful nephews that he adored, Nathaniel and Micah Brown and Jordan Greer. He is also survived by his aunts and uncles, Mike and Peggy Cook of Sugarland, Pat and Patty Cook of Orange, Tony and Sophie Cook of Alvarado, Ginger Cook of Dayton, Michael and Verna Hoke of Houston, Tim and Cheri Hoke of Uganda, Africa, Kris and Don Wright of Orange and Pat and Frank Brown of Orange; his sweetheart, Sarah Bruton of Orange; best friend, Ben Kovatch and girlfriend, Chasity Smith of Orange and many friends and cousins that will all miss him dearly. The family requests that donations be made in Alex’s name to Teen Challenge, 5250 Towne Centre Dr, Ozark, MO 65721. OBITS PAGE 9A

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Here is one of my favorite foods to eat. I believe there is nothing like a good breakfast to start your day off. If I decide to go out to eat this special dish, the only place that makes this is I-Hop. Denny’s use to serve this specialty dish only on week-ends, but has since quit all together. It is really not that difficult to make. Here you will learn how to poach the eggs, which is very healthy for you. Plus, learn how to make a sauce that is similar to hollandaise sauce. Should you decide to do this for Mom on May 13. I think she would be quite impressed. By the way, I have just sautéed the eggs in butter over easy, and used deli ham on top of the muffin. Talk about yummy! Happy eating!!! 1 – 2 teaspoons instant chicken bouillon granules (optional) 4 eggs 1 recipe Mock Hollandaise Sauce 2 English muffins split 4 slices Canadian-style bacon Cracked black pepper (optional) Vinegar (optional)

Tony’s Cajun seasoning Lightly grease a 10-inch sauté pan or skillet with cooking oil or shortening. Half-fill the skillet with water. If desired, stir in bouillon granules. Bring the water to boiling; reduce heat to simmering (bubbles should begin to break the surface of the water). Break one of the eggs into a small dish or a measuring cup with a handle. Carefully slide egg into the simmering water, holding the lip of the cup as close to the water as possible. Add remaining eggs, one at a time. (Add teaspoon of vinegar to hold eggs together) 1. Simmer eggs, uncovered, for 3 to 5 minutes or until the whites are completely set and the yolks begin to thicken but are not hard. Remove eggs with a slotted spoon and place them in a large pan of warm water to keep them warm (not hot). Prepare Mock Hollandaise Sauce. 2. Place muffin halves, cut sides up, on a baking sheet. Broil 3 to 4 inches from the heat about 2 minutes or until toasted. Top muffin halves with Canadian-style bacon. Broil about 1 minute more or until bacon is heated. 3. To serve, top each bacontopped muffin half with an egg.

Making Rice Balls Rice balls are fried delicacies sold in many Italian specialty food stores and markets. Often filled with meat or cheese, rice balls can be bite-sized snacks or softball-sized meals. 1 cup rice with a high starch content to make it sticky, like aborio 2 cups water Salt for flavoring Homemade or prepared breadcrumbs 2 to 3 ounces mozzarella cheese, cubed 1 to 2 eggs, whisked 1/2 cup homemade or prepared tomato sauce Few sprigs parsley, chopped

Salt and pepper to taste Vegetable oil for frying In a saucepan, bring water and a pinch of salt to a boil. Add rice to boiling water and reduce heat to simmer. Cover pot and cook, roughly 15 minutes, until all the water is absorbed by the rice. Drain the water and put rice in a bowl. Add the tomato sauce and mix. Season with parsley, salt and pepper to taste. Allow the mixture to sit and cool to room temperature before handling. Have beaten eggs ready in a shallow bowl. Pour breadcrumbs into another bowl and set aside. Take the rice mixture and gather some in your hand. (Wet hands between making rice balls to keep the rice from sticking to your hands). Cup and form into a bowl. Push a piece of the mozzarella cheese into the center of the rice ball and reshape.


Spoon Mock Hollandaise sauce over eggs. If desired, sprinkle with Tony’s Cajun seasoning. Makes 4 servings. Mock Hollandaise Sauce 1/3 cup dairy sour cream 1/3 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing 2 teaspoons lemon juice 1 teaspoon yellow mustard In a 1- to 1-1/2 quart saucepan combine dairy sour cream, mayonnaise or salad dressing, lemon juice, and yellow mustard. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until warm. If desired, stir in a little milk to thin. Make ahead Tip: Prepare poached Eggs and toast English muffins as above. Place muffin halves in a greased 8x8x2-inch baking pan. Top each muffin half with a slice of Canadian-

style bacon and 1 cooked egg. Cover and chill for up to 24 hours. To serve, prepare the Mock Hollandaise sauce; spoon hot sauce over eggs. Bake covered, in a 350F oven about 30 minutes or until heated through. Variation Salmon Benedict: Prepare as above, except spread 1 tablespoon softened tub-style cream cheese spread with herbs on each toasted English muffin half. Substitute 4 ounces thinly sliced smoked salmon (loxstyle) for the Canadian-style bacon. If desired, sprinkle with additional dill. Katherine Aras Look Who’s Cooking Now (409)670-3144 or Restaurant (409)670-9517

Roll the rice ball into the eggs and then place into the breadcrumbs to coat. Repeat the process if desired for a thicker coating. Repeat until all the rice is used. Place the formed rice balls

into the refrigerator for several hours or overnight to set. Heat oil in a deep frying pan. Place a few rice balls in at a time and cook until golden on all sides. Place on rack to drain. Repeat with all rice balls.

LIT Grads From Page 5A nology; Tiffany Brooke Miller, management development; Melisa Brooke Belvin, medical radiologic technology; Michael Brandon Garris, occupational safety and health technology; Megan Wilson, office technology administration; Matthew Craig Allen, Chad P. Beggs, process operating technology. Orange County candidates for Certificates of Completion are: Bridge City: Eric Borg, heating, ventilation and air condi-

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Lillie Mae Myers Orangefield Lillie Mae Myers, 83, of Orangefield passed away Friday, May 4, in Beaumont. The funeral service will be at 10 a.m., W e d n e s d a y, May 9, at Orangefield United Pentecostal Church in Orangefield. Officiating will be Brother Jeff Sanders and Brother James Moore. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City. Mrs. Myers was born Sept. 2, 1928, in Pontotoc, Miss. to Benjamin Franklin and Lula (Pugh) Box. She was a member of Orangefield United Pentecostal Church, enjoyed gardening and

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Zola Inez Bean Bridge City Zola Inez Bean, 95, of Bridge City, died T hur sday, May 3, at The Meadows in Orange. Memorial services will be 3 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City, with visitation beginning at 2 p.m. Born in Oakdale, La. on March 14, 1917, Mrs. Bean was the daughter of Oscar and Celima (Fontenot) Williams. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary VFW at Toledo Village and Toledo Village Baptist Church.

loved to spend time with her family. She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers and sister, Herman, George, Ed, Glenn, Johnny and Louella. Mrs. Myers is survived by her husband, Levan Myers of Orangefield; daughter, Betty Worker and husband, Melvin of Orangefield; step daughter, Evelyn Toney of Orange; two grandchildren; seven step grandchildren; five great grandchildren; eight step great grandchildren; eight great great grandchildren and two step great great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Fannie Mae Williams and husband William of Bridge City and numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mamie McFaddin Ward Cancer Center, 690 North 14th St, 3rd floor, Beaumont, TX 77702.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Gilbert Greer and Pete Bean; son, Donald Greer; grandson, Kenny Gossage; one brother; and three sisters. Mrs. Bean is survived by her daughters, Georgia Griffith of Bridge City, Dorothy Boyd of Pasadena; son, Charles Greer and wife Carol of Deer Park; grandchildren, Gilbert Rogers and Margaret Rogers of Manvel, Connie Gossage and Rosemary Gossage of Pasadena, Marc Dicino of Phoenix, Ariz., Donnie Greer of Austin, Stuart Greer, Chris Greer, and Ty Greer, all of Orange, Lois Duck of Las Vegas, Nev.; and numerous greatgrandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Odyssey Hospice, 550 Fannin St., Suite 1230, Beaumont, TX 77701.

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Johnnie Faye “Jeff” Hattman, 88, of Orange passed away Thursday, May 3, in Beaumont. There was a memorial service beginning promptly at 7:37 p.m., Monday, May 7, at Orange Community Playhouse. A graveside service and inurnment was held Tuesday, May 8, at the City Cemetery in San Augustine. Jeff was born Dec. 22, 1923 in San Augustine to the late Fred and Della (Mitchell) Hines. She always wanted to be an actress like Ruby Keeler and played the lead in many school plays in

high school. After graduating in 1941, she attended Stephen F. Austin where she was voted a club favorite and was a member of the Pine Burr Club that later became the Chi Omega Sorority. In 1945 she was the editor of Pine Log S.F.A. newspaper and graduated with a B.A. degree. She immediately enrolled in graduate school and earned her Master’s degree with a double major in English and Biology. After graduation she relocated to Orange where she was employed at DuPont until she met Sam and decided to marry him. At that time it was against policy for husband and wife to work at DuPont so Jeff resigned and planned a wedding. They were married Feb. 19, 1949 in San Augustine and five years later Melissa was born. She started her teaching career at Cove Elementary and ended it 34 years later at Lit-


tle Cypress Mauriceville high school where she directed 12 musicals and 12 one act plays. Jeff was one of the founding members of Orange Community Players in 1951 where she directed “Hello Dolly,” “Music Man,” “Quilters,” the entire “Nunsense” series, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” “South Pacific” and many others, all of this with Sam’s tireless support. Although Melissa lived in Houston and later St. Louis she never missed a play that was directed by her mom. She was also a member of 9th and Elm Church of Christ, Sunset Grove Country Club and the “bridge club that didn’t play bridge”. She loved life and all those whose lives she touched including students, actors, countless friends, Sam, Melissa and Kathy. She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Della


Hines and husband, Sam Hattman. Those left to cherish her memory is her daughter, Melissa Hattman and her life partner, Kathy Meath both of St. Louis, Mo.; niece, Linda Groene of Los Angeles, Calif.; great nephew, Nick Hope of Ashville, N.C. and close relatives, Howard Mitchell, Tommie Mae Melton, Aubrey Anders all of San Augustine and Doris Williams of Bronson. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Mitch Bertrand, Paul Burch, Travis Clark, Larry David, Kevin Doss, Bill Duncan and Mike Trahan. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Orange Community Players, PO Box 442, Orange, TX 77631; Church of Christ Keenagers, 501 9th St, Orange, TX 77630 or to a charity of your choice.

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Flounder think it looks good


“It’s apparent that all Kickin’ Spins or whatever you call these baits are not created equal,” said Jay Carlin as he patiently waited for his son to lead another keeper flounder into the net.“Robbie’s catching all of the fish and he’s in the back of the boat. The lure was a Mr. Blitz Tic-N-Spin and while we have been throwing it a lot lately and caught everything from bass to speckled trout, it is especially tough on flounder and redfish. As a matter of fact, the trout and bass have just been incidental catches while targeting flounder. I wrote a little something about the TicN-Spin a month or so ago only because I got schooled by a friend fishing one and felt it merited a mention. I gave it back at the end of the day and forgot about it as the lake cleared a little and the trout started doing their thing on a more regular basis. Two weeks ago the wind started blowing again and while we were able to catch respectable numbers of trout early, we were forced to finish out each day in the more protected bayous. Prior to making the bumpy run back north one morning, we idled into calmer water on the south side of the Causeway Bridge to tie everything down. Twenty minutes later found us still sitting there watching two bank fishermen catch flounder after founder on, you guessed it….a Tic-N-Spin. There were some other bank fishermen catching a few as well, but these two young fishermen were putting on a show! It may have been the fact that they were fishing with a small strip of fish belly on their lures rather than a plastic grub, but they were wearing out nearby anglers fishing fresh shrimp and live finger mullet. They caught COLBURN: FISHING PAGE 5B


Dillon Young delivers a pitch for the LCM Bears to defeat Crosby in the bidistrict round. RECORD PHOTO: Larry Trimm

Orange County baseball titans, the Little Cypress-Mauriceville Battlin’ Bears and Bridge City Cardinals move into the area round of the Region III state playoffs this week. The Bears will take on the Brenham Cubs in a one-game winner-take-all Class-4A contest at Kingwood High School on Friday at 7:30 p.m. The Cardinals take on Rockdale in a best-of-three series in New Caney Porter High School beginning Friday at 6 p.m. and continuing on Saturday with Game Two starting at noon. Game Three, if necessary, will follow 30-minutes following Game Two. LCM knocked off Crosby in the bidistrict series last week. LCM took Game One 12-8 on Thursday at Don Gibbens Field courtesy of a seventh inning grand slam by James Swan. Swan was a perfect 4-for-4 with six runs batted in. The Bears (24-8) polished off Crosby 16-1 in five innings of Game Two on Friday at Barbers Hill High School. LCM combined 13 hits includHOMETOWN BASEBALL PAGE 2B

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The LCM Bears swarm James Swan as he returns from a grand-slam homerun in Game One against Crosby. RECORD PHOTO: Larry Trimm

The Little Cypress-Mauriceville Lady Bears are advancing in the Class 4A Region III quarterfinals playoffs after beating Brenham 3-2 Saturday at Spring Dekaney High School. They also won Game One, 2-1 on Thursday. The Lady Bears (29-6) will face the Barbers Hill Lady Eagles on Friday at 6 p.m. in Game One at Port Arthur Memorial High School with Game Two to follow 30 minutes later. It will be a best of three format. Game Three will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday if necessary.


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Hometown baseball

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Little Cypress-Mauriceville Bear first baseman Alex Blem tags out a Crosby base runner in playoff action this week. RECORD PHOTO: Mark Dunn

ing six doubles and a triple to move up to the area round. After two very successful warm up games against district champions Cuero and Lufkin Hudson this past week the Bridge City Cardinals will take on the Rockdale Tigers in the Region III area round. The Tigers won their bi-district match up over Sealy in three games and will be looking to pull off the upset when they take on the Cardinals at New Caney Porter starting Friday at 6pm. Rockdale enters the series as the third place team from Dist. 23-3A where they compiled a record of 4-6 and finished behind District champ Caldwell and runner up Lagrange. The Cardinals will no doubt be heavy favorites to advance to the next round as they currently are ranked No. 2 in the state and sport a 22-2-1 record for the year.

In preparation for the series against Rockdale the Cardinals picked up two quality wins in a pair of tune up games last week. BC took on Cuero at Baseball USA and won a close one by the score of 3-2 as they scored the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning. Senior right hander Jake Lemoine started the game on the hill and gave up two hits and two runs in five innings of work while striking out five. Zach Smith came in to relieve Lemoine in the 6th and got the win as he shut down the Cuero offense allowing no hits and no runs in two innings of work. The Bridge City offense suffered from case of just plain bad luck as they hit the ball hard several times but unfortunately had little to show for their effort as Cuero made some very nice defensive plays. Junior Bryce Sampere led the Cards by going one for two at

the plate with one RBI, two walks, and a run scored. The Cardinals took to the road again for another tune up contest against 18-3A district champ Lufkin Hudson in Lufkin. Junior Hayden Guidry got the start for the Cardinals on the mound and overcame a shaky start to give BC 4 solid innings of work allowing just two hits, two walks, and one run. Freshman Chase Shugart worked two innings before Zach Smith came in for the seventh and closed out the game as the Cardinals won 9-2. Smith also did his part on the offensive side as he went 2-4 with an RBI and a run scored. Shugart also had a two RBI single that helped BC blow the game open in the fourth inning as the Cards scored seven runs to establish a big lead that Lufkin Hudson would never challenge. Bridge City pounded out seven hits

and played smart baseball on their way to running their record to 22 wins against just two losses. The Cardinals will now face a meaningful opponent as their playoff run gets cranked up and every game counts. The Rockdale Tigers return eight starters to a team that lost four of their six district games by one run this year so they are certainly better than their record would lead you to believe. The Cardinals are however playing at a different level right now and have been doing so for weeks. The staple of the team has been pitching and defense and that will be difference in the playoffs as BC sports probably one of the deepest rotations in the region if not the state. The Cardinal bats have been consistent and with the ability to manufacture runs through the bunt and with the stolen base they have been difficult for most teams to handle. At this time of the year those qualities will certainly help a team go deep into the playoffs and give them a legitimate shot at winning every time they take the field.

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David Ess, BC Strutter Golf Tournament, May 19 David Ess and the Bridge City Strutters will be hosting their annual golf tournament. The tournament will have a shotgun star at 8 a.m. (sign-in will be at 7:30 a.m.) on Saturday, May 19, at Babe Zaharias Golf Course in Port Arthur. It will be an 18 hole, four-person scramble with prizes awarded. Entry fee is $200 per team, which includes the green fee, cart, food, drink and prizes. Hole sponsorships are also available for $100, which includes a sign at the golf course and an ad in the Strutters Spring Review Program. Tournament entry deadline is May 8. For more information contact any Strutter, or call 7358521 or 474-1395.


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Big changes for two popular sports



For the umpteenth time in a row an unknown horse came out of nowhere to nip the favorite at the Kentucky Derby finish line. Saturday’s 138th running for the roses turned out like so many races at Churchill Downs when I’ll Have Another put on a tremendous burst of speed in the homestretch to glide past Bodemeister and win the Derby by 1 ½ lengths. This merely exemplifies a common occurrence in the Sport of Kings where a horse with little publicity explodes on the scene of one of horse racing’s biggest events. Young horses are being trained harder for speed and endurance and are winning big-money races as two and three year olds. And lately the top 20 money winners comprise the annual Kentucky Derby field. Almost like clock-work, a three-yearold colt that hasn’t won the big-money qualifying events, comes out of the pack to capture the first leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown. And not since 1978 has a horse been able to win the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes in that five-week period when Affirmed did the trick. Professional football is facing the same situation as the racing game with today’s players being much bigger, faster and stronger than they were 20 years ago. The action on the field is so much faster with the hitting so much harder than in years gone by. So what do horse racing and the National Football League have in common one might be inclined to ask? As both sports become faster with the participants being much better physical specimens, the risk of physical harm has increased dramatically. Studies of former football players are revealing the development of traumatic side effects caused by blows to the head suffered during the course of a player’s career. Recent suicides by former NFL players have hastened the on-going study of the relationship between head trauma suffered by players during their careers and

Saturday’s 138th running for the roses turned out like so many races at Churchill Downs when I’ll Have Another put on a tremendous burst of speed in the homestretch to glide past Bodemeister and win the Derby by 1 ½ lengths.

the resulting depression these on-field concussions may have caused. Too many former NFL players are suffering from dementia, mental issues such as anxiety and depression and chronic pain and are suing the league for not informing them of the dangers that multiple concussions could cause when they were active in the league. Last week 12-time Pro Bowl linebacker Junior Seau suffered a fatal self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest just three years after retiring as an active player at the age of 40. Last month former Atlanta safety Ray Easterling ended his life the same way at age 62. Last year former Chicago Bears star Dave Duerson fired a bullet into his chest and left word for his family to have his brain examined for damage he believed was caused by repeated blows to his head on the football field. Seau’s family will allow the player’s brain to be sent to Boston University, which has been conducting research into football-related head trauma, for signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a progressive degenerative disease that can be caused by multiple concussions

and detected only after death. A recent article in ESPN The Magazine pointed out the rising toll that horse racing is taking on its participants. It quoted the New York Times which said an average of 24 horses die each week at tracks across the country. “Sometimes they are famous horses, like Eight Belles, who broke both ankles after running the Kentucky Derby in 2008. More often they are stocky sprinters run for thin purses and crowds at struggling tracks. “Because of lax regulations, financial pressure and rampant drug use on unfit animals, dead horses have been piling up, including at least 350 in New Mexico alone since 2009,” the article said. The article pointed out that there already was action unfolding: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has ordered an investigation into the recent deaths of 16 horses at Aqueduct Race Track in Queens, while New Mexico Sen. Tom Udall is pushing for national legislation to protect horses and jockeys. And the wheels are already turning in Washington, D.C. for the NFL to either

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Staff Report For The Record The Orange County chapter of the University of Texas at Austin Texas Exes is proud to announce their scholarship winners for 2012. Orange County Texas Exes has given over $70,000 in scholarships to local high school students over the last twenty years. Bryson Banks attends Bridge City High School and is Valedictorian of his class. Bryson is the winner of the Judge Pat Clark Endowed Scholarship for Community Service which is given to the student the selection committee feels most embodies Judge Clark’s legacy of serving others. He will major in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Cockrell School of Engineering. Bryson is president of the National Honor Society and captain of the football team. He has also received the Rotary Club Scholastic Excellence Honor and was named September Student of the Month. Constance Ingram is from Orangefield High School and ranks fifth in her class of 107. Constance is the winner of the June and Jesse B. Gunstream Endowed Scholarship for Academic Excellence which is given to the student the selection committee feels will exemplify scholarship and leadership on the UT campus. She will major in Political Science in the College of Undergraduate Studies. Constance is captain of the UIL Current Events and Spelling Team. She was also selected by the Bridge City Chamber of Commerce as their student of the month. Josiah Phares is from West Orange-Stark High School, and

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improve the equipment or change the rules of the game to prevent these cases of head trauma so players can enjoy a normal life-after-football. This Korner looks for some major changes to occur in both pro football and in horse racing in the not-too-distant future. KWICKIES…Doug O’Neill, trainer of Kentucky Derby winner I’ll Have Another, announced at the victory party that began Saturday night at the trainer’s barn that his horse will compete in the Preakness and planned on flying the horse from Louisville to Baltimore Monday. Seven derby horses are expected to run in the second leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown, led by runner-up Bodemeister, Went the Day Well, Creative Cause, Liaison, Union Rags, Hansen and Optimizer. The Preakness will be run at Pimlico on May 19. The Houston Astros were having quite a home stand going into Monday night’s game against the Miami Marlins. The ‘Stroes swept the New York Mets in their three-game series last week and won the first two from the World Champion St. Louis Cardinals before losing 8-1 Sunday afternoon. The Astros have boosted their record to 13-15 going into Monday’s game. Leadoff hitter Jordan Schafer failed to reach base for the first time in any game he played this season. His streak ended in a tie with Denis Menke, who also reached base in the first 25 games of the season back in 1969. But the team record is 52 straight games reaching base safely shared by Jimmy Wynn and Greg Gross. Ted Williams holds the major league record at 84. Miami Heat vice-president Pat Riley, who shares his hometown of Schenectady, N.Y. with yours truly, was sitting with actor Michael Douglas at the Heat-Knicks game in New York Sunday. Riley wasn’t a very happy camper after the game because his team failed to win 89-87 and clinch the best of seven series. The two teams return to play Game 5 in Miami tonight (Wed.) at 6 p.m. The Lamar Cardinals baseball team has its back against the wall after dropping two-of-three to the Texas State Bobcats last weekend. The Redbirds went into Sunday’s finale tied for tenth place in the Southland Conference standings where only the top eight teams are eligible for the post-season tournament in a couple of weeks. Lamar salvaged the series with an 8-4 victory Sunday and will be hosting its final home series this weekend at Vincent-Beck Field in Beaumont against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. The Cards are 11-16 in the SLC and 19-26 overall. They played a non-conference game Tuesday at Houston-Baptist. JUST BETWEEN US…The immediate impact Tim Tebow has made during his brief tenure in the National Football League is amazing. In a poll conducted last week by of active football players, the new New York Jets quarterback was voted 95th among the Top 100 NFL players. There were 2,523 votes cast.

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Flounder still a good option on windy days!

either a throw back or keeper fish on virtually every cast. I decided that it was time take the unique lure more seriously and it has since been a difference maker with the flounder and reds. It should come as no surprise that I have incorporated some minor alterations, but they have helped eliminate hanging up and made the lure even more effective. The Tic-N-Spin, as far as I am concerned, is actually not a lure at all, but a keel weighted hook and blade designed to compliment a grub or plastic tail. The design, size and strength of the weedless hook will adequately handle anything I desire to catch, but for my needs, the attached willow leaf blade is just a little too large.

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The flash of the blade is what sets the bait apart .Back in the early 80’s when the bulk of my guide business was based around the incredible flounder fishing on Sabine, Gerald Jones convinced me that the little Road Runner horse head crappie jig would make my job even easier. The small Aberdeen hook was a liability, but the flash of the tiny blade was just too much for the flounder to resist. You obviously do not have to change out the stock blade to catch fish, but I have done so on most of mine and it produces more strikes. I don’t even know what size the blades I am using are as I robbed them off old baits, but they are half the size or less of the one that comes rigged on the bait. I also remove the small double hook hanging beneath the weight on the shaft of the main hook as it only gets in the way and negates any benefits of rigging the tail weightless. I have been relying on a Gulp 4-inch Mullet due to the poor water clarity, but it also works well with a TTF Flats Minnow or Assassin Sea Shad. After pushing the keeper into the nose of the hook, I rig the tail sideways rather than vertically so that I have less plastic to drive the point of the hook through on the hook set. The Tic-N-Spin is not the ultimate cure-all nor is it very versatile, but it is deadly on flounder and redfish. Jay butchered the name, but he was right about not all Tic N Spins being created equal. Hopefully, this will answer most of the questions I have recently received via email regarding the bait. I have only been able to find them at Daley’s Hunt N Fish, but I would recommend calling them before driving over there. If they have any in stock they will hold them for you, but they go pretty fast. Make plans today to fish the upcoming “Do It In Orange” fishing tournament on May 19 and 20 .The winners of the bass, trout and redfish divisions will cash $2000 checks. Each division will pay the top ten finishers. For more information contact tournament chairman John Gothia at 882-1217. The Sabine-Neches Chapter of the CCA will also host a free Kid’s Fishing tournament out of Humphrey Pier at the Causeway on May 19. Parents or guardians must accompany the kids and all will be treated to hot dogs, drinks and prizes. Friday, May 11 is the deadline for entries. Entry forms can be picked up at Ancelet’s Marina, Causeway Bait and Tackle and Daley’s Hunt N Fish. The teams fishing the weekly river tournament found the bass much more cooperative last Tuesday. Lucas Barlow and Mark Bussell took first place money with three bass weighing a solid 6.52-pounds. They also took home the big bass pot with a 2.60-pound fish. Jonathan Simon and Kevin Vaughn finished second with 2.50-pounds and Michael Braxton and Michael Vaughn claimed third place money with 1.86 pounds.

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A pair of ten pound redfish slid down the shoreline of a grassy bank with their backs and tails exposed for all to see, shrimp and little baitfish showered across the surface hoping not to be the last one in line or the first one on the menu. As I stood on the poling platform and watched these fish going about the business of finding something to eat it was easy to tell they were almost oblivious to anything else but their next meal. My fishing partner for the day, Ray Johnson, readied his 8 weight fly rod for a cast as the boat eased into position. Ray placed the fly a couple of feet in front of the pair and began an erratic retrieve as they closed the gap, in a flash they both charged the fly like two second graders fighting for the last ice cream at lunch. The commotion they caused was insane and more than Ray could take as he pulled the fly away from the redfish in a reaction strike instead of waiting for the fish to actually eat the fly. “That was incredible” said Johnson, “they were so aggressive.” Aggressive doesn’t do those fish justice, when they really want to eat there is just about nothing you can do to stop them. The “aggressive” mentality is probably the one most fishermen associate with redfish and they certainly deserve that distinction, but that’s not the only facet of their personality. As aggressive as these fish can be they can be equally skittish and spooky, these attributes are what make this fish so appealing because you never know which redfish is going to show up. I have seen fishermen make absolutely perfect casts to cruising redfish only to have the fish break and swim off like lightning just struck beside them. They many different actions of redfish and their body movements will often tell you exactly what kind of mood they are in and even what they are feeding on. Just like the two big fish mentioned earlier, the cruising fish tend to be eating baitfish or shrimp while fish that stay in one stationary spot and “root” in the bottom are likely to be eating crabs. The stationary fish will often stick their tails completely out of the water and look like flags, waving and tempting fishermen to try their luck. The sight of redfish tails in the air is one of the ultimate thrills for shallow water anglers, the stalk and the presentation are just icing on the cake once you find the fish. Now redfish aren’t the only fish that offer up visible clues to their personality, speckled trout will give you some clues as well. Unlike down south where anglers often get opportunities to sight cast to trout, fishermen on the upper coast seldom are lucky enough to see fish in our bays. Trout on the other hand don’t have to be seen in order to be read, easily the most obvious sign trout give is the “slick.” A “slick” is a shiny spot on the surface of the water caused from the oils of baitfish that trout feed on. A speckled trout is

a voracious feeder and will often regurgitate bits and pieces of what they are feeding on, at that point is when the slick appears. Not only can fishermen see slicks they can also smell them, they typically smell sweet and really similar to the pogey that crabbers use to bait there traps. If you see or smell a slick you can often get upwind or up current from the area and locate fish. A word of wisdom on the subject of slicks, don’t be fooled by slicks that originate from crab traps. When you locate a slick be sure to check the area for crab traps, if none are present then it’s a good idea to investigate. Also when fishing these slicks it’s better to fish the smaller ones because they are the freshest. This pattern is particularly good in the summer, especially on calm days. If there is any draw back to fishing slicks its got be that gafftop can make slicks as well and will often fool even the most veteran fishermen. Regardless of the risk of catfish it’s always worth checking a fresh slick because you may just find a really good concentration of fish. By reading the signs that redfish and speckled trout give off you can understand what they may be feeding on or where they may be located. The visual keys are there for all fishermen who take the time to look and judge what they have seen. Take initiative to read your fish next time out on the water and catch more fish.

Girl Scouts to beautify city Staff Reports For The Record For the first time since Hurricane Ike devastated the community, Bridge City has an active Girl Scout Troop. The girls of Troop 3639 range in age from 10 to 16. Their leader is Lisa Rougeaqu and their co-leader is Nancy Thayer. Both, along with the girls’ parents, are responsible for educating and impacting these Junior to Ambassador Scouts. Since Ike took out so many trees, the girls will be planting eight live oak trees at 4 p.m. at the Bridge City Park on May 20. The scouts also want to thank Frey’s Landscape LLC in Orange for their support and donation of the trees. Rougeau said Mark Frey and his staff truly care about making the community beautiful.

Marine Corps League to host link sale Staff Reports For The Record First Sgt Joyce Venable Detachment 1382 will host a link sale in the Bridge City Walmart parking lot, on Saturday, May 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Link, chips and a drink will cost $5. Applications will also be available for anyone interested in joining our newly formed Marine Corps league detachment. For more information, please call 409-670-8386.


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Shangri La was presented an award by the TCEQ on May 2. From L-R: Toby Baker - TCEQ Commissioner, Noelle Jordan - Shangri La Education Coordinator, Bryan Shaw - TCEQ Chair, Michael Hoke - Shangri La Director, and Carlos Rubinstein.

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On Wednesday, May 2, Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center staff members attended the 20th Annual Environmental Excellence Awards ceremony in Austin, Texas. These awards are part of efforts by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to protect people and Texas’ natural resources while ensuring clean air, clean water and safe management of waste. Shangri La was the 2012 award recipient of the

Environmental Excellence Award in the Education category. During the award ceremony, a short film showcased each winner’s contribution to its respective category. The Shangri La video began with a scene of the heronry, showing great egrets taking flight. Audience members were delighted at all of the exciting and educational aspects of the film. Located at 2111 West Park Avenue in Orange, Texas, Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5:00 p.m. For more information, call 409-670-9113 or visit

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The Greater Orange Area Literacy Service in Orange will be having their 14th Annual Adult Spelling Bee fundraiser on Friday, May 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Lamar State College-Orange Student Center. Tickets to the “Bee” are a $12 donation, which includes a box lunch. Kevin Steele anchor for Channel 12 news, will be the master of ceremonies. Teams of three spellers each are sponsored by clubs, organizations, and local school districts. Each team sponsor pays a $250 entry fee. So far the following teams will take on the challenge; Lamar State College Orange (three teams), United Methodist Women, Sabine Federal Credit Union, Little Cypress-Mauriceville School Dis-

trict and the Kiwanis Club of Orange. There is still time to register a team, call the GOALS office 886-4311, or email Team members will receive lists of words to study that are taken from the National Spelling Bee study book and also the “Bee” rules. GOALS is a non-profit tax exempt agency established in 1993, and offers free tutoring for adults 16 years and older. Trained volunteer tutors help students in basic reading, GED preparation, and English as a Second Language. Donations to the Spelling Bee can be made in the following categories: ABC letters, $25 each; Queen Bee $500; Pollen Provider $400; Bumble Bee $200; Honey Comb $100. Please send your donation to GOALS by May 7th to get your name in the program. Individuals at the “Bee” can participate in the “Audience Spell” for $5. Those who correctly spell all the words will receive a prize.

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Stark Museum of Art will be open for special evening viewing hours from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, May 18, in honor of International Museum Day. The program will feature spotlight presentations about works of art in museum galleries throughout the evening. Light refreshments will be provided and admission is free of charge. For the spotlights presentations, Chief Educator Elena Ivanova will give an overview tour of the exhibition From Russia: Fechin and Gaspard in Southwest; docent Sue Rathburn will talk about the painting The Last of Their Race by John Mix Stanley; and docent Sherrill Porterfield will talk about the painting Ourselves and Taos Neighbors by Ernest Leonard Blumenschein. These 15-minute long presentations will run consecutively starting at 5:15 p.m., with the last presentation beginning at 7:30 p.m. International Museum Day was established in 1977 by the International Council of Museums (ICOM), and more than 30,000 museums in 100 countries will hold special activities on this occasion. The theme for International Museum Day of 2012 is Museums in a Changing World: New Challenges, New Inspirations. Modern museums must compete for an audible voice against the furious pace of the rapidly changing environment. One of the important functions of a modern museum is to create an ongoing link to the past and to ensure that the

world’s heritage is passed to new generations. “Stark Museum of Art is offering visitors an opportunity to revisit the past as it is presented in the works of four artists in the Museum collection - John Mix Stanley, Ernest Leonard Blumenschein, Nicolai Fechin and Leon Gaspard. Each of these artists had a unique vision of his time. Our team of presenters will bring to light issues and ideas that were important for these artists,” commented Elena Ivanova, Chief Educator.

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Miracle Restoration Revivals Church 608 Dogwood St., Orange 409-883-5466 Residing Pastor Rev. Larry Doucet Founding Pastor Rev. Tunney Vercher Sr. Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday night Prayer Meeting 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night Bible Study 7 p.m.

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

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

Harvest Chapel 1305 Irving Street, Orange 409-882-0862 Ruth Logan Burch, Pastor Sun. Morning 10 & 11 a.m. Evening Service 6 p.m. Wednesday Service 6 p.m. Gospel Singing first Friday of the each month.

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

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1-800-273-5031 • 409-883-8495


HERE’S MY CARD! 735-5305 or 886-7183

COW BAYOU MARINA “Enjoy fishing under our new covered dock, and enjoy our hospitality!”



We Se ll Bait.

• juke box • pool table • clean facilities • cold drinks • snacks 3095 Texas Ave

(under the Cow Bayou Bridge in Bridge City, Tx)

409-738-3133 or 409-734-7771










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Bring your info to 333 W. Roundbunch Rd., BC, or 320 Henrietta, Orange

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Penny LeLeux Certified Quantum-Touch® Practitioner

By appointment only


Orange’s Oldest Hometown Appliance Dealer FREE LOCAL DELIVERY


Since 1963

APPLIANCE & SERVICE INC Big Selection of Reconditioned Appliances All Used Appliances Sold with Warranty

We Sell Parts For All major Brands ~ We Service What We Sell






R. Coward Painting

738-5001 Insured & Bonded

Tree Removal, Tree Trimming, Haul Offs and Stump Grinding.



Interior - Exterior Speciality Painting Drywall Finishing, Etc.

Tommy 30 yrs. exp. Phone: 409-782-6527 • 409-786-2148

Misty Songe Retail Manager


302 N. 10TH. Street

Your Local Verizon Solution



1455 N. Main across from Walmart

APARTMENTS MAGNOLIA TRACE APTS. in Bridge City. Very nice and updated We are located in a quiet neighborhood, but walking distance to major stores, 2/1 with laundry room in Apt., $650 upstairs, $675 downstairs, $500 dep. Call (409) 886-1737, and leave message. (5/16)

LARGE 2 BEDROOM IN BC, A/C, all appliances, covered patio, $520 monthly + dep. & utilities, (409) 697-2552. NICE TRAVEL TRAILER, all appliances, A/C, patio, $350 monthly + dep. & utilities, (409) 332-6699.

3/2/2CP, LCM SCHOOL DIST.. Attached workshop w/bathroom. 12x24 building w/electricity. Insulated, sheetrocked, 4 lots. 3 fenced, nice landscaping. Close to I-10. $57,000. Call 882-0866 or 238-1321.

REMODELED 3/1.5/1 for only 3/2 15’ X 76’ ON 1.5 ACRES, $93,900! This home qualifies BCISD, $800 monthly + $800 for a USDA LOAN w/ ZERO DOWN PAYMENT! New ac/ THE VILLAS AT COW Bayou dep., (409) 221-5031. heat system and all new duclocated at 3650 Fish Hook in Bridge City, now has 1&2 bed- 2/1 IN SHADY ESTATES, BC, twork. Foundation repaired room openings! Enjoy comfort- new stove and refrig., $500 with transferable Lifetime able living in a quiet, secluded monthly + dep., includes water Warranty! Granite counters in surrounding. Located in the & garbage, references req., kitchen and baths! Neutral colors, simply beautiful in quiet Bridge City School District with (409) 474-1518. neighborhood with fenced yard convenient access to Orange, Port Arthur and Mid-County 1/1 IN BRIDGE CITY, 280 E. in BCISD. The best buy in town areas, we are close to all area Roundbunch rd., $380 monthly with $3,000 CASH TO BUYER refineries! Covered parking, + $300 dep., (409) 738-2919. AT CLOSING! Call REGENCY Real Estate Pros at 409-724washer/dryer connections are (5/16) MOVE(6683) for more informaprovided. We supply your City tion. of Bridge City water, trash & MOBILE HOME SPACES sewer! Please call today and ask QUIET BC TRAILER SPACE, about our move-in special! Call $200 plus utilities & dep., (409) 1421 ELIZABETH STONE DRIVE. Tile and neutral colto make an appointment for your 697-2552. ors throughout, with carpeted personal tour! 409-735-8803. TRAVEL TRAILER SPACE, bedrooms. Brushed nickel conTHE VILLAGE APARTMENTS, grass mowed, quiet, No Pets, temporary fixtures, fenced backis now leasing 1 bedroom /1 370 Warner St., BC, (409) 735- yard, front landcaping. Lot is 60x120. Great cul de sac neighbath apartments. We pay water 9176. (5/30) borhood. No owner finance or / sewer and trash! Great locarental. $155,000 Call 409-779tion in the heart of the city, in a HOME SALES neighborhood setting. Located 4/2/2 IN LCMISD, 1717 8170. near all of the refinery projects. Greenbriar ave., screened in Starting at $450 to $575. We patio, corner lot, $95,000, (409) 3/2/2 BY OWNER, BC, very beautiful,, only 3 years old, can also do ALL BILLS PAID 883-8389. trayed ceilings, Granite counter units! Come check us out at 245 Tenny Street.Give us a call 3/2 PORT ARTHUR HOME, tops, arched doorways throughat (409) 735-7696 or 474-9731. 2,200 sq. ft., formal living & din- out, open concept, custom ing rooms, utility rm., kitchen has blinds, neutral colors, extra lot HOME RENTALS 10’ breakfast bar, bonus room added to back yard, very fam3/2/2 IN BRIDGE CITY, fenced off kitchen, lots of storage, secu- ily oriented neighborhood, 1444 back yard, CA/H, stove & dish- rity system, home sits on a 100’ Elizabeth Stone Dr., BC, (409) washer, No Pets, $950 monthly x 300’ lot, fenced back yard, 988-8667. (5/23) + $1,200 dep, first & last month No Owner Finace, $75,000, call + dep to move in, (409) 745- (409) 720-9463 for more info. 0838.

MOBILE HOME SALES 2/1 IN SHADY ESTATES, BC, LOTS for SALE: Own your $4,000, (409) 474-1518 or 474piece of property for just $6k 2252. or buy all three lots for an even better deal! Deweyville ISD, Call AUTOMOBILES REGENCY Real Estate Pros at ‘68 FORD MUSTANG. GT 409-724-MOVE(6683) for more Fastback, Automatic, runs information and drives well, Price $6950, for details mail me at steph1 ACRE REPO, wooded tract / 512-782in Mauriceville, Mobile homes 4586. and live stock welcome, seller finance, COUNTRYLAND ‘98 FORD TAURUS: motor, 3.0 V-6, asking $350 OBO; PROPERTIES, LLC, (409) 745Whole car, $500, for more 1115. info call (409) 221-9996. LAND & LOTS

‘T R U C K S & VA N S ‘'85 CHEVY C-10, V-8, LWB, A/C, C. player, auto trans., PS/B, good motor, no oil leakage, real workhorse, $3,000 OBO, ask for Ruth @ (409) 735-7353

You can’t buy better Orange County advertising

40 ACRES FOR SALE, 29 acres of it pastured land w/ rice canal, fenced, end of Gilbert Rd., Motivated Seller! (409) 745-1936. (5/9).

‘02 CHEVY BLAZER 4X4 FULLY LOADED! Power steering, power brakes, power windows. Call 409-779-3354

(409) 221-1605

YOU HAVE BEEN SUED. You may employ an attorney. If you or your attorney do not file a written answer with the clerk who issued this citation by 10:00 A.M. on the Monday next following the expiration of 20 days after you were served this citation and petition, a default judgement may be taken against you.

The petition of Patrick O'neal, Petitioner, was filed in the 260th District Court Orange County, Texas, on April 27, 2012, against Bryan Shey Bartholamew, numbered 120414-D, and entitled IN THE INTEREST OF BRYANNA RAE GRANT A CHILD. The suit requests ORIGINAL PETITION FOR TERMINATION AND ADOPTION OF STEPCHILD.

MOBILE HOME RENTALS BC AREA , as little as $30 daily for rooms, M.H.’s by day or week, starting at $30 a day or weekly, 735-8801 or 734-7771. (cctfn)

The date and place of birth of the child/ren who are the subject of the suit: BRYANNA RAE GRANT TEXAS



The Court has authority in this suit to enter any judgment or decree in the child/ren's interest which will be binding upon you, including the termination of the parent-child relationship, the determination of paternity and the appointment of a conservator with authority to consent to the child's adoption. ISSUED AND GIVEN under my hand and seal of said Court at Orange, Texas this May15, 2012.

• Dirt / Shell Spreading • Bushhogging • Garden Tilling • New home pads Prepared • Sewer / Water / Electrical Lines Dug Home 735-8315 Cell 670-2040

VICKIE EDGERLY, District Clerk Orange County, Texas By: Charlean

‘03 Chevy Malibu


FRI. & SAT., 1876 HUNTSMAN, LC. 8 till 2. 4 families. Books, jewelry, purses, linens, bedspreads, kitchen items, dec. items, glass ware, luggage, ladies & men’s clothes & suits, Co. music, history collectibles & more! SAT., 1706 MANDI LANE, OFF TULANE IN ORANGE (watch for signs). 8 to noon. Infant girls to adult size clothes, baby items, TV, typewriter and lots of misc. Too much to list!!! SAT., 701 CYPRESS, ORANGE. 10 to 4. Estate Sale. Mirrored armoire, king bed, dining chairs, 1886 Steinway piano, English pine dining table, 4 chairs, wingback chairs, misc. tables, glass door bookcase, glassware, washer, dryer.




Notice is hereby given On April 30, 2012, Entergy Texas, Inc. (“ETI” or “the Company”) filed with the Pubthat original Letters Testamentary for the Estate lic Utility Commission of Texas (“PUCT”) its Application for approval to transfer Notice is hereby given of ANABEL DEMARY operational control of its transmission assets to the Midwest Independent Transthat original Letters ANDERSON, Deceased, mission System Operator (“MISO”) Regional Transmission Organization (“RTO”) Administration for the Estate were issued on April 30, (“Application”), pursuant to Public Utility Regulatory Act (“PURA”) §§ 39.915 and of WESLEY EVERETTE 2012 in Cause No. P16141 DOWERS, Deceased, were 39.262, which require, among other things, PUCT review of transactions in which pending in theEnlarged County Courtfor proofing. ActualCounty, size: 1 col. x 4.5" control of a utility is transferred, and pursuant to PURA § 39.457, which issued on May 3, 2012, in at Law of Orange operational Enlarged for proofing. Cause No. P16143, pending Texas, to: SHERRY requires the Company to address the impact of the proposed transaction on certain Actual size: 2X4” in the County Court at Law of DUHON. The residence To be published in agreements entered into by electric cooperatives. wholesale of Orange County, Texas, to: such Executrix is Orange The Record Newspapers ETI’s proposal would result in the MISO RTO operating, controlling access to, and Carolyn Griffin. County, Texas. The Post To be published in 02/29/12 planning investments in ETI’s transmission system. An RTO manages the high voltOffice address is: The Record Newspapers 030911 All persons having claims age electric transmission assets of its member utilities and the wholesale electricity SHERRY DUHON against this Estate which is market for the region it serves, and can provide benefits to energy producers and 3906 Avalon Garden Lane currently being administered PLEASE FAX ANY PLEASE FAX ANY Katy, Texas 77494 consumers through the more efficient operation of the wholesale market. are required to present them CORRECTIONS BYof the Company’s Application will affect all of ETI’s customers in all areas to the undersigned within Approval All persons having claims CORRECTIONS BY the time and in the manner 5 P.M. against this Estate which isMONDAY of its service territory, but will not have any immediate impact on ETI’s retail elecprescribedNOON by law. TUESDAY currently being administricity rates. ETI is not seeking modification of its rates or services as a result of the to 735-7346 tered are required to presproposed transaction. to 735-7346 c/o THE LAW OFFICE OF ent them within the Thanks, time The Commission will review ETI’s Application, establish an intervention date for TOMMY GUNN Thanks. and in the manner preDebbie Attorney at Law interested persons, and determine whether ETI’s Application should be approved. scribed by law. 202 S. Border Street The Commission’s proceeding to review ETI’s Application has been assigned DATED this the 7th day Orange, Texas 77630 of May, 2012 FAX Docket No. 40346. Persons who wish to intervene in or comment upon these proDATED the 3rd day of ceedings, or obtain further information, should contact the Public Utility CommisRespectfully submitted, # 735-7346 May, 2012 sion of Texas, P.O. Box 13326, Austin, Texas 78711-3326, or call the Commission’s SANDERS & SANDERS, L.L.P

Thanks, Amanda


Tommy Gunn

Alan Sanders

ALAN SANDERS THE LAW OFFICE OF # 735-7346 P.State Bar No. 17602100 TOMMY GUNN

707 Front Avenue P.O. Box 519 Orange, Texas 77631-0519 (409) 883-7495 Telephone 1-866-868-9677 Telecopier E-Mail: asanders@

Attorney for Wesley Dowers 202 S. State Bar No.: 08623700 Border Street Orange, Texas 77630 Telephone: (409) 882-9990 Facsimile: (409) 882-0613


SAT., 1006 REBECCA LANE, BC, 7 till noon. Multi-Family Sale! Home decor, dishes, toys, books, bedding, Lots More!


430 HOLLY ST., BC, lots 28 29 - 25’ of 27 and 15’ of 30, $30,000, water and sewer tap paid; 450 Holly, 1 bedrm. house, zone B, buy ALL for $50,000, No Owner Finance, (409)735-5041.

TO: Bryan Shey Bartholamew Respondent:

BRIDGE CITY 3/1/2, very nice home, partial brick exterior, spacious living room, clean and neat, No Indoor Pets, fenced yard, available 4/1/12, $950 monthly + $950 dep., (409) 7353369. (5/23)

Ask for Granny



FRI. & SAT., 9679 FM 105,OF, across from Dollar General, Fri. 7 till 3 and Sat. 7 till 11. Huge fundraiser / garage sale for Orangefield Cheerleaders to go to Hawaii Cheer Camp. Household items, clothes, baby items, prints, tools, home decor, Much More!


‘06 SUBARU LEGACY (OUTBACK), silver, all wheel drive, , trailer hitch, 61K miles, 4 dr., excellent cond. 1 owner, always kept in garage, heated front seats, elec. w/seats, $12,900 OBO, (614) 483-8075.

325 BLUEBERRY, BC, city water and sewer, $10,000 or make cash offer, (409) 5492610.



10 ACRE TRACTS, on FM 105, OFISD schools, Mobile homes and live stock welcome, seller financing available, COUNTRYLAND PROPERTIES, LLC, (409) 7451115.


ORANGE 2/1. Quiet dead end street, close to shoping and Lamar College. $570 per month, $550 dep. 1306 Curtis. Call 409670-0112.

The Record • Week of Wednesday, May 5, 2012 • 9B

‘04 Saturn Ion

‘04 Chevy Ext. Cab white

Office of Consumer Protection at 512-936-7120 or 1-888-782-8477. Hearing and speech impaired individuals with text telephones (TTY) may contact the Commission at 512-936- 7136 or use Relay Texas (toll-free) 1-800-735-2988. All communications should refer to Docket No. 40346. Persons with questions or who want more information about this Application may contact Entergy Texas at 350 Pine Street, Beaumont, Texas 77701, or call 1-800-368-3749 (select option 1, then press 0, then press 4) during normal business hours. A complete copy of the Application is available for inspection at the address listed above.

‘05 Dodge Caravan

‘04 Chevy Cavalier

silver blue


Automatic - Air, 97k, 4 door


‘08 Chevy Cobalt 4D

‘04 Buick Century


‘04 Pontiac GrandAM

‘07 Chevy Monte Carlo

4 door, Automatic - Air, 63k, Window Locks


s ‘04 Volkswagen GLS

107k, Automatic - Air, Very Clean

‘98 Dodge Ram


85k, Convertible, Automatic - Air

‘04 Ford Expedition


‘06 Chevy Monte C.

‘03 Chevy S10 Pickup


‘04 Saturn Ion gold 4 door


4c, Automatic - Air

Very, ‘05

Automatic - Air, Clean, 110k

Lincoln TC Sig.

Automatic - Air, Clean, 100k


‘02 Chevy S10 Blazer


Eddie Bauer, Automatic - Air, 97k


‘05 Chry. Convertible

Very, Very Clean, A lot of equipment, 105k


‘04 Ford 5-Pass. Van

115,000 miles, automatic and air 4-wheel drive


‘03 Cadillac Deville

‘02 Grand Marquis

MERCURY GS 4 DOOR Auto. trans., air, 75k CLEAN!


‘08 Dodge Dakota

Ext. Cab ST, V6, Automatic - Air, 101k


‘00 Chevy 1 Ton

! D L SO




Sebrin Convertible Touring, Auto. Air 54K


135K, LXT Club Wagon

ous irness FamFOR Fa



Clean Pre-Owned CARS, TRUCKS & SUVs

Automatic - Air, 4 door, 69k

Extended Cab, 454 engine, Automatic - Air


‘02 Chevy EXT.

! D L SO white





‘05 Kia Sedona LX

Automatic - Air, 71k

2 door, 79k, Automatic - Air




Quadcab, Work truck needs some attention




110k, Grand SXT


4 door, maroon,

57k, Automatic - Air


Extended cab, Automatic - Air, 103k


tan 4d

Automatic - Air, 32k

Automatic - Air, Clean, 101k


Corner of MacArthur & Henrietta St., Orange


We Buy Clean Used Cars and Trucks

Ext Cab, 129k, 3/4 Ton


“We can use your bank or credit union for financing!” Price + TTL

Pictures for illustration purpose only


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