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Orange Port project to enter Phase II David Ball
For The Record
An economic development seed was planted a little over a year ago and now it’s in full bloom. The Orange County Commissioners’ Court approved an economic agreement with Jefferson Refinery for them to expand their facility on the Orange County side on the Neches River at the Port of
Early runoff voting starts Monday
Early Runoff voting will only be five days and will be held 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Monday, May 19 through Friday May 23 at all locations. The early voting location in Orange was changed from the Orange Public Library to the Wilson Building of Lamar State College located at 506 Green Ave – Orange (Corner of 4th & Green Ave). The three other early voting locations remain the same and are: Bridge City Public Works Building, 220 Nitsche – Bridge City; First Baptist Church, 11540 Hwy 12 – Mauriceville; and Raymond Gould Community Center, 385 Claiborne - Vidor.
BC resident appeals for help
Steve Bisson, a 1974 Bridge City High School graduate, is on a waiting list. A waiting list for people that can’t wait, but still have to. He knows the folks at St. Lukes are working really hard to find a liver to transplant into his body. But now he is not only running out of time, but also, running out of money. Steve has to drive back and forth to Houston all the time for his medical needs. He has no one to help him and now he cannot afford to pay his doctor bills. Please, if you can donate to help Steve, go to Firestone Credit Union where an account has been set up under Steve Bisson.
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Viator said the compaBeaumont on Monday ny has made an effort to afternoon at their regutilized local labor for ular meeting. the project. Seventy five Mark Viator, direcfull-time jobs will be tor of communications created at the refinery. for Jefferson, said the Ronnie Yawn, president company is finishing of STI Group who is the the first phase of the construction contractor project of 10 unit FILLYAW for the project, said he is trains to haul crude oil at the facility on loop tracks. proud of his company’s safety The second phase of the proj- record. By the end of the year, ect is valued at $250 million 350 construction jobs will be and add another inner rail loop created at the port project. Al with 120 unloading stations. Salazar, CEO of Jefferson ReThe four tracks will hold 30 finery, said the company made an intergovernmental agreecars each. John Roby, public informa- ment for $50 million for the tion officer for the Port of first phase over a year ago. “We’ve spent twice that Beaumont, told the court said the partnership between the much, and we will spend three port and Jefferson has been a times that much,” Salazar said. textbook example of what a “I’m proud of our vision and public and private partnership we’re meeting the challenges of a changing industry.” He added should be. “This partnership has en- the project will enable the nahanced it (the project) incredi- tion to be further energy indebly,” Roby said. “The concept of pendent and he sleeps well at shipping crude oil by train is so night knowing STI Group is doing the construction. new.” “We couldn’t do it without He added the project creates jobs that weren’t there before the port,” Salazar said. “We and most of the project’s bene- will build quite a bit by the end fits are accruing to Orange of the year. We will be the preCounty. County Judge Carl mier crude oil project by rail Thibodeaux said Orange facility in the United States.” County totally and wholeheart- Thibodeaux said the project edly supports the Port of Beau- will be a long-term partnership mont and Jefferson Refinery’s for all parties involved. Viator said phase two of the project efforts.
Lamar student to work on behalf of immigrants David Ball
For The Record
Jackie Hernandez, 22, of Orange, said as a small child she was afraid to go to public places because she thought Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents would take her from her family and deport her. She doesn’t want anyone to ever have to go through that fear. “That’s why I became an activist. It’s my passion,” Hernandez said. “I’m not paid to do it. We’re here to help each other. We (Americans) do benefit from undocumented workers. “It’s inhumane to take their money and for them to be taken advantage of. We need to do what’s right and not treat people as animals.”Hernandez belongs to several organizations at the local, state and national level, dealing with immigration issues. She travels much of the time, and as a result, she organizes, gives input and takes part in actions such as marches. Locally, she participates in the Education Initiative Alliance, a student organization at Lamar UniversityBeaumont. “We teach them (undocumented immigrants) the ba-
will involve Canadian bitumen heated crude oil. Boilers will heat up the material in order for it to flow to fill 120 rail cars and barges. Bobby Fillyaw, director of the Orange County Economic Development Corporation,
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Winning A State Gold Medal
‘Indescribable’ For The Record
sics- their rights so they won’t be taken advantage of and how they can defend themselves. If you don’t know your rights, you don’t have any rights,” she said. Another local organization she participates in is called Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals, or DACA for those who entered the United States under the age of 15. Hernandez said enrollees must complete many documents. The docu-
build in their jurisdictions, according to the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts website. A county may administer and develop a program to make
Bridge City Lady Cardinal Alexus Henry won the Gold Medal at the UIL State Track and Field Championships last weekend. RECORD FILE PHOTO: Larry Trimm
Jackie Hernandez, 22, of Orange, will graduate from Lamar University in May and she hopes to enter law school to study immigration law. She plans to return home to Southeast Texas to set up a practice.
said the Chapter 381 Economic Development Agreement allows the county more flexibility for economic development projects. Chapter 381 of the Local Government Code allows counties to provide incentives encouraging developers to
How does it feel to win the gold medal at the UIL State Track and Field Meet? “I don’t know how to explain it other than amazing,” said Alexus Henry, Monday. “But I feel like amazing is an understatement of how I felt when I got the gold medal,” Bridge City High School’s Henry won the gold Friday in Austin in the 3-A division high jump with a leap of 5-08. “It’s something I can’t explain, it is an awesome feeling.” Getting to the stadium that day Henry said if felt like it was the first time. “It felt brand new.” This was actually Henry’s second trip to Austin for the state meet. “It’s just amazing to be there.” A weather delay was called 12 minutes before Henry was supposed to start jumping Friday according to Coach James Johnson. When the meet continued, Johnson said it was a surreal experience
and Henry handled it very well. “There were 16,000 people in the stands.” Henry said she was nervous the entire time she was jumping. They started with nine girls in the 3-A High Jump. “After reaching 5-06 only four girls were left,” said Johnson. Henry had her first miss at 5-07, but so did all the other girls, so she was still in first place. She cleared it with her next attempt. There were only two girls left. Henry cleared 5-08, but her opponent couldn’t. Alexus Henry was the new State 3-A Champ in the high jump. She made three attempts at 5-09, but just couldn’t make it. Coach Johnson said, “I think if she hadn’t been just so elated at having won the state championship, she could have focused a little better.” He feels she will reach 5-09 next year. In fact, his goal for her is to not only defend her title, but to challenge the state record of 5-10.25. “It’s not an accident that
she’s the state champion. She’s worked hard for it.” said Johnson. “She’s a student of the game. She understands all aspects of it. She’s the complete package.” He has worked with Henry since she was a freshman, but he has had his eye on her since she was in Jr. High. “I knew this girl had tremendous possibilities” He said Coach Jones, Henry’s Jr. High coach kept telling him she had “a good one coming up.” “When a girl hits 5-08 recruiters start taking notice,” said Johnson. He said there are only four girls from all the classifications in the state that can jump 5-08 and two of those graduated. Johnson said the Oklahoma recruiter gave him a card as they were leaving and said to contact them as soon as she is officially a senior. There are rules preventing the recruiters from contacting her personally as a junior said Johnson. She had received letters
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In defense of the ‘Friend Zone” Caroline Brewton Columnist For The Record
Let’s talk about rights for a moment: mine and yours. • I have the right to be friendly and polite. • I have the right to seek friendships from members of both sexes. • I have the right to turn you down for a date if I am not attracted to you. • You have the right to expect direct communication from me that does not confuse your feelings. • You do not have the right to call me a bitch because I don’t want to date you, even if you feel rejected. I have the right to date whoever I want. You do not have the right to date me because you invested time in being my friend. It started with the lull between “Sherlock” episodes. Apart from our shared history of grueling nights on the student newspaper staff, we were both single. We didn’t have
anywhere else to be on a Saturday night, so my anonymous friend and I sat in his apartment, Netflixing and CAROLINE complaining BREWTON about our love lives. My problem, I told him, was that I had a hard time finding someone that would treat me the way I wanted to be treated. His, that the women he was interested in were all happy to accept his friendship but unwilling to go on dates. It should have been a match made in heaven: me needing a nice guy, him being one, both single at the same time. Indeed, the entire debate about the concept of the friendzone seems to stem from incidences like this, and predictably, at one point, we suffered some confusion about the boundaries of out relationship. Though nothing ever came of it, it did lead to a frank discussion of the utility of the friend zone. The women were at fault, he ar-
gued. With as much effort he put forth into impressing them, they can’t have been oblivious to his affection. They were happy to receive the attention until a date was on the table. Then suddenly they started telling him what a good friend he was, which means “back off” in girlspeak, he said. He felt used. Why weren’t they attracted to him as a romantic partner? The primary culprit in causing attraction appears to be oxytocin, a pair-bonding chemical that stimulates attachment, the chemical answer to love. There are actions that stimulate its release. Women typically experience a burst of oxytocin after having a baby, for example, that may be responsible in helping them to bond with their newborns. Vasopressin may cause similar feelings in men. However, the “drunk in love” feeling of early infatuation is more closely associated with dopamine, a pleasure chemical. Dopamine is released by a variety of actions including eating chocolate. There are actions associated
with the release of attraction chemicals. For example, the pupils may dilate, indicating attraction. However, with all of my knowledge about the science of attraction, I still couldn’t explain to this boy why the women in his life weren’t in a rush to rip his clothes off. Instead I offered some practical advice: stop flirting with them. When she likes you, you’ll know. There is understandable pushback on both sides of the friendzone debate. On the one hand, no one likes being rejected. On the other, doing the rejecting isn’t pleasant, either. To place the blame solely on women is unfair, and, I think, uncalled for. “What I really hate is when they complain they can’t find a nice guy,” he told me. “I can find a nice guy for you. He’s right in the FRIEND ZONE, where you left him.” There are several problems with the argument. It comes from a sense of entitlement: I was especially nice to you. Therefore you should date me. It seems to stem from the oldest of complaints, that is, a mis-
understanding of the opposite sex. Accepting your friendship isn’t an automatic signal she’s attracted to you as a potential boyfriend. You treat your friends with consideration. It’s not flirting. Of course, there’s no onesize-fits-all behavior. People on both sides have the potential to take advantage of each other. But I think, in general, if you approach a friendship with the sole intention of gaining a date in the end, you’re more likely to experience confusion and hurt. Be up front in your communication. If you’re only interested in dating, say so from the beginning. She’ll be just as hurt at the rejection of her offer of friendship from someone she had already considered a friend as you are of her date-rejection. In fact, really what I’m reacting to is a statement made by that friend that one late night, after television, in our postfood stupor: “Nice guys really DO finish last.” “That isn’t true,” I replied. “A nice guy who is only nice to you because he wants to date you is not really a nice guy at all.”
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Up to $1.8 million in coastal grants available and staff members from the General Land Office are touring the Texas coast explaining how to apply. Find out how to get a local project funded by attending one of five grant workshops. The meeting will be May 28 in Beaumont and May 29 in Galveston. Coastal Management Program grants help conserve critical habitat, improve beach and bay public access, improve local water quality and more. Cities, counties, colleges and non-profit organizations are eligible for the grants. Participants must be able to pay 40 percent of a grant projects total cost. Download the CMP Cycle 20 Grant Guidance and Application Packet, at www.glo.texas.gov/what-wedo/caring-for-the-coast/ grants-funding/cmp/index. html.
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from many schools before the state meet, but she hadn’t received one from Louisiana State University, which is one of the two schools she is really interested in attending. “I told her on the way home, not to worry about it, she would be hearing from them now. She got a letter or phone call the next day.” Next to LSU, the other school Henry is really interested in is A&M. She has already heard from them. Her future looks bright. Right now she is basking in the glory of her accomplishment, but is not letting it go to her head. “She is very humble,” said Johnson. He also said she is a very good student academically and is currently 5th in her class. Schools look at that very favorably too. “I really hope to continue to participate in track at whatever college I end up going to,” said Henry. “It’s been a wonderful experience coaching her,” said Johnson. “She’s one of the finest young students I’ve ever been around.” As a senior, she will play volleyball, basketball and continue in track. Besides the high jump, Henry also participates in several other events: the triple jump, open 100, 200 and 4x100. “The high jump is my baby, that is what I really love to do” she said. Next year, Henry is hoping to defend her title. In the meantime, she plans on participating in summer track with the Beaumont Track Club and will also be participating in the Bridge City Girls Basketball Camp if it doesn’t conflict with any track meets. She hasn’t decided which career path she will take yet, but feels she will stay in the athletic realm. “I know I want to be involved with athletes.” She’s thinking of studying kinesiology in school and seeing where that leads her.
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loans and grants of public money to promote state or local economic development and to stimulate, encourage, and develop business location and commercial activity in the county. The county also may develop and administer a program for entering into a tax abatement agreement. This tool allows counties to negotiate directly with developers and businesses. Jefferson will receive a 10-year tax abatement and payment in lieu of taxes. Viator said rail is used rather than pipelines because pipelines aren’t accessible in many parts of the country, particularly crude oil fields in Colorado, North Dakota and the Permian Basin. The Jefferson Trans-load Rail-port was created to serve one of the most active refining markets in the U.S., from their website. Crude oil can be delivered to the terminal from any point in North America, where it will then be transferred directly to refineries by barge, ship, or pipeline. The terminal also provides rail loading for diluent and refined products bound for markets where demand is high but pipeline delivery options are limited. The facility provides a modern, efficient interface for movement of crude between rail, water, and pipeline.
The Choice Is Clear JOHN DUBOSE 4 Lived and Voted in Orange County since 1972
4 Attended over 500 meetings of Commissioners Court
4 Over 20 Years Public Service: Councilman, Mayor and Commissioner
ments and services are free of charge through the organization but governmental fees still must be paid. Attorneys for DACA are available and volunteers are trained by them so they can “do things right.” There are also DACA Renewal Clinics so participants can renew every two years after their documents have expired. “In 2010, we had Students for the DREAM Act which taught us we have a voice,” Hernandez said. “We don’t have to be considered as second-class citizens in the country we love.” The DREAM Act is legislation drafted by both Republicans and Democrats that would give students who grew up in the United States a chance to contribute to the country’s well-being by serving in the U.S. armed forces or pursuing a higher education, according to the www.whitehouse.gov website. At the statewide level, Hernandez belongs to the Texas Dream Alliance which focuses on legislative issues to ensure the Hispanic community, by law, is not taken advantage of since many undocumented immigrants cannot vote. Several organizations in Texas network together through a support system. “Texas as a whole has unique politics,” she said. “I worked an internship in Austin last year. It was very exciting to have a bill for veterans I was working on made into a law. It had unanimous support. I learned so much. It was a crash course.” It was during that time, she and other immigration activists feared the Texas DREAM Act would be repealed, but wasn’t. Hernandez also visited Congress in Washington, D.C. last year to concentrate on legislation and other actions. The national organization, United We Dream, held a national action of saying the Pledge of Allegiance. The flip side was it was undocumented immigrants saying the pledge. They were escorted out by police. The undocumented immigrants then marched around some office buildings. She said some onlookers were supportive, but others made mean and nasty comments. United We Dream is a nonpartisan, nonprofit, youth-led organization representing over 40 organizations with a membership of 500. Some of the other work the organization does is a program called Education, not Deportation, that calls and writes officeholders to get undocumented immigrants out of custody. Nationally, undocumented immigrants in Arizona, for instance, are stopped by police because they have brown skin and look Hispanic, she said. “Everyone is a criminal who fits the stereotype,” Hernandez said. “There are so many myths.” For instance, undocumented immigrants cannot apply or receive any federal aid but they pay federal, state, and local taxes. Hernandez said Hispanics contributed $11 billion in Texas in 2010 through state and local taxes. Another myth is workers send all of their money to their families in Mexico when their families live in the United States. Still another is Hispanics are the fastest growing undocumented immigrant group when it’s actually Asians who overstay their visas. She further believes both Republicans and Democrats are to blame for undocumented immigrants’ plight. “One says they’re the family values party. Is it family values in separating families or how harshly it affects families?” she asked. “We’ve been pressuring (President Barack) Obama. We call him deporter and chief. He has quadrupled deportations; two million have been deported. That’s more than the last two or three presidents combined. It’s record numbers. He can do better.” She believes the only legislation Obama has done is The DREAM Act. Conversely, President George W. Bush attempted a path for citizenship in 2007, but failed. “We’re not looking for amnesty. We want a process where over time they earn it and where it’s not given,” she said. “We’re tired of both (political parties). The Democrats say they will do this, and then they don’t do it.” Hernandez added many deportees are low-risk immigrants with no records. Those waiting to be deported also face horrors in detention centers, such as pregnant women not receiving care, LBGT immigrants sent to solitary confinement because they have no families, and suicides of undocumented immigrants not being prevented, she said.
6 Registered to vote March 2000, has only voted once, which was probably for himself on March 4, 2014
6 Admitted on March 4 that he has NEVER attended a Commissioner’s Court meeting.
6 Never elected
4 Wants to serve Orange
to Public Office
County as full-time County Judge
6 Plans for higher office
4 Paid taxes in Orange From Page 1
County since 1972
4 Prepared budgets for Bridge City, participated in budget preparation for Orange County
4 Operated CPA business in Orange County since 1985
4 As Mayor of Bridge City, improved financial condition of city
using Orange County as a stepping stone
6 Purchased property in Orange County in May 2012
6 “Administered” military budget prepared by others
6 Served less than one year as Misdemeanor Prosecutor
6 No experience with city or county government
Would any local industry hire someone as a Plant Manager who has NEVER been inside a plant? Why would we choose someone as our County Judge who has NEVER been to a meeting of the Commissioner’s Court? Don’t be left out: If you did not vote on March 4 or you voted in the Republican Primary on March 4 you are eligible to vote May 27, 2014. Early Voting Starts Monday, May 19 through Friday, May 23.
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Thibodeux is highly respected by his peers throughout Southeast Texas. Being County Judge is a very stressful job, from the time the judge gets to the office until he leaves and also being called at home at odd hours. During this time in office the Judge has had 8 stints but never missed work. Judge Thibodeaux knows that there are a lot of good things in the horizon for Orange County. It just will need dedicated, experienced leadership. Ask him who he’s voting for. He’s leaving the county in far better shape then he found it. For that we can’t thank him enough.
From the Creaux’s Nest FOR THE RECORD Believe me, I would rather not write what I’m getting ready to write but I was forced into it. This publication has never endorsed candidates in local races or favored one over any other. We ask not to become a part of anyone’s campaign so as not to hurt the newspaper for political reasons. Even though we asked him not to, one candidate, Brint Carlton, claimed that we were charging him more than his opponent. That’s not true, and we told him so, but it fell on deaf ears. We have one rate. Everyone pays the same including county judge candidate John Dubose. In short, Carlton is using Dubose’s report to support his accusations. Dubose e-mails his ad copy, we build the ad late Tuesday night. We’re closed on Wednesday so he doesn’t know until Thursday or Friday the cost. When he files his report there is an over lap and his next report reflects payment has been made. Other candidates e-mail their ads in and may not know the cost until after the ad runs. It’s a silly issue anyway, with all the other county issues. It’s a smoke screen. When a candidate is not qualified they go negative, trying to convince the voters to vote against the other guy, not necessarily to vote for them. Another misrepresentation occurred at that so-called rigged debate. Candidate Carlton said he was a core Republican. It seems he had two opportunities to vote against Obama and didn’t. He didn’t vote for Ted Cruz, Stockman, Sen. Cornyn, Rick Perry or even Judge Mandy Rogers last year when she had a Democratic opponent. In fact, Carlton didn’t vote for any of the present office holders in Orange County. He wants to lead as their boss, even though he’s not qualified to hold any of the jobs. You see, this good Republican, until he filed for county judge, was not affiliated with a Party because he hadn’t voted in his life until he voted for himself in March. His political advisor, Vidor Commissioner Jody Crump has been going around Vidor telling folks Carlton is made in the mold of Ted Cruz. That’s the same Crump that denied elected officials and department heads one hour a year to celebrate Christmas with their employees. Crump wants to run the county without running for county judge. He also wants that 299 loop around Vidor, at a cost of $40 million to the County. In all fairness, even though Carlton made the runoff with just 20 percent of the vote and a 100 vote lead, that probably cost Sheriff Mike White the nomination who he drained the vote off of, he never did anything to prepare himself or learn how the county operated. He admitted to Stelly in an interview on March 4th that he never attended a commissioners court meeting, didn’t have time. He’s not the first young lawyer who kicked their careers off by running for an office they couldn’t win or weren’t qualified to do. Louis Dugas did it, Sharon Bearden, right out of Baylor, David Dunn, H.D. Pate, two years in town ran against the toughest in the county, Judge Martin Adroin, who whipped him badly but they later became good friends. Rex Peveto and many others, including Brint’s father Steve, who ran in a a three way race, came in last but the race propelled his law practice. You see, young lawyers win even if they lose that first race, which most do. It helps them down the line. I don’t know what Carlton’s goal is, but book it, he’s going to run for something else. He’ll learn from this race and I’ll bet he will be successful in his future endeavors. However, right now, he’s using smoke and mirrors and that doesn’t qualify him to run a $43 million operation with 500 employees. Like I said in the beginning, I hate that he forced us to expose him.*****I’d best get down the road. Come along, I promise it won’t do you no harm. A MORE PLEASANT SUBJECT This is the first time in 20 years that Judge Carl Thibodeaux is not on the ballot. He is serving us well. When Thibodeaux took office, the Orange county courthouse was falling down around their ears. Space was very limited. Some judges were sharing courtrooms and there was one less judge. The justice of the peace operated out of a closet. The tax office had long outgrown their space. Everyone was cramped in that old building. The first thing Judge Carl did was totally do over the building and the work had to be done according to the Historical Society of Texas. Everything, including windows, had to look original. Next he and the Commissioners built a new tax office, VA office and other buildings and moved everyone out of the court house except the legal departments. Judge Thibodeaux also inherited a long term debt of $6,735.000 and today has a “0” long term debt. The county capital assets message body totaled only $16,737.312 and in 2012 the capital assets totaled $40,838.061. Since then more value has been added with the building of Last Resorts and the Expo Center. All of the improvements and additional assets were acquired with no cost to the tax paying citizens of Orange County. Every year he worked with a different make up of the court when new commissioners came on board. He put a good team together that is in place today. It’s one of the best run counties in the state. Judge
TURNING BACK THE HANDS OF TIME 10 Years Ago-2004 Michael Gauthier, Bridge City High track star, won Texas gold. The Cardinal senior soared into the record books with a time of 10.77 during the U.I.L. track and field state championship. Over 14,000 watched him outrun three other speedsters at Meyers Stadium at U.T. Michael was the only white runner. A fan was overheard saying, “That’s one fast white boy.”*****Little Cypress-Mauriceville students name Jeanne Logsdon, fifth grade history teacher at Mauriceville Elementary “Teacher of the Year.” Her class got to see early history in the making on a field trip with Civil War re-enactors, cannon blast and all.*****The winners in Saturday elections are Theresa Beachamp, a Bridge City assistant principle, will replace Bill Klein on the Orange City Council. Jerry Hussy wins the mayors race at Pinehurst by 15 votes over Rick Trevino. Mark Philpott won a Bridge City council seat. A referendum for term limits in West Orange was defeated 243 to 213.*****At the 11th anniversary of the Wednesday Lunch Bunch, held at Robert’s, a chair was draped with a black ribbon in honor of Judge Grover Halliburton who died May 7. At his funeral service Grover, a U.T. ex and football fan, was honored with flowers sent from the University of Texas and Coach Mack Brown.*****Former Bridge City city councilman James “Steve” Stevens, 78, passed away.Steve served as a Marine in World War II. He loved to dance and he and wife Irene made dancing their hobby for many years. Services were held Saturday, May 15.*****Dorothy “Dot” Wiegand, 50, of Orange, died Friday, May 14.*****Celebrating 50 years of marriage are Mr. and Mrs. Riley J. Bonnin. of Orange.*****Nick Wingate celebrates 83 years as doesClaude Edward Darby, who celebrates the big 23. 40 Years Ago-1974 James D. Stringer is running for county judge. His motto is, “He Listens.”*****Wood’s Men’s Wear, at 306 5th St., in Orange, is quitting business. Men’s suits range from $49.90, dress slacks $9.99 to $15.99, dress shirts $4.99 to $8.99 and men’s shoes $14.99 to $29.99.*****Harmon Chevrolet congratulated three sales leaders. They won Chevrolet’s highest award for outstanding salesmanship in 1973. They are Joe Williamson, Bob Jones and Homer Flanagan.*****Stephen’s Buick Discount Center on MacArthur Circle has 11, 1974 Opels, list price is $3,352, now on sale for $2,988. Real gas savers.*****University of Houston coach Bill Yeoman says Orange’s Larry Keller will be one of the best front four defenders in the nation. Keller, Mack Mitchell, Wilson Whatley and Lee Carialito anchors the Cougar defense.*****A record number of 14 football scholarships have been handed out by college recruiters to Orange County football players. The West Orange Chiefs lead the parade of talent as eight members of their district 10-AAA championship team inked with major colleges. Runner up, 10-AAA Bridge City has four signees, Stark Tigers have two. The 14 are B.C. Mark Dunn, UTA; Lanston Fall, Lamar; Steve Trevino and David Smith, Wharton; Stark, Lenard Curtis and Alexander James, Ranger; West Orange, Roy Williams and Mike Conway, USL; Phillip January, Miss. College; Larry Spears, West Texas State; Ray Pousson, University of Colorado; Randle Teate, University of Houston; James Long, Tulane; Paul Bingham, McNeese.*****Tommy Gunn, former debate coach at W.O. High School, has been named outstanding speaker in the Spring Moot Court competition at Baylor University School of Law. Gunn, a third quarter student received $50 and membership in the Order of the Barristers, a moot court fraternity. He maintains a 2.76 grade point of a possible 3.00. Gunnwas valedictorian at W.O. High. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Gunn. His grandparents are A.T. Pacher and Mrs. B.A. Gunn. A FEW HAPPENINGS Two great Bridge City High School athletes really did shine last week. Alexus Henry became the state’s lady 3-A state champion, winning goal in the high jump, going 5 feet, 8 inches. If I was voting that young lady would be my Orange County Athlete of the Year.***Bridge City pitcher Chase Shugart really put on a great performance on the mound to advance the Cardinals to the 3-A Regional quarterfinals when the Cards will face Huffman in game one,Wednesday, 7 p.m. at Nederland; game two, Friday, 7 p.m. in San Jacinto and game threeSaturday 2:30 p.m. at Baytown Sterling. Chase pitched a compete game against Sweeny that Bridge City won 9-0. He pitched a no-hitter, walked only three and struck out 13. That’s an all-state performance. Chase has committed to the University of Texas. Go Cardinals.*****Sally Vance finally got out of the Rehab Center after falling a few months ago and cracking a hip. She is enjoying a new bedroom built just for her at her youngest daughter, Brenda Barrons, ,home in Royce City.*****I was sorry to hear of the death of Jerry “County Jackson” LaCroix, 70, who passed away May 7. He was as good a music talent as anyone who came from this area. He toured with our friend, the late Ned Theall, and the Boogie Kings, Blood, Sweat and Tears, Rare Earth and Edgar Winters’ White Trash. For 40 years Jerry gave it all when he performed. He was an interesting guy. We enjoyed the few visits we were lucky enough to have had with him. May he rest in peace.*****I hear County Court-at-Law Judge Mandy White Rogers is constantly seen reading or walking about with a copy of the new Estates Code. Karen Jo says the last time she witnessed such ardent zeal from a judge was when young Pat Clark won the 1978 CCAL Judges election and single handedly cleaned up the backlog.*****There have been a million words written and said about Johnny Manziel so all I want to say is Houston may live to regret not trading up ahead of Cleveland to get him. Also I hope Johnny doesn’t face the same fate as Colt McCoy. If Johnny is given a fair shake he’ll star in Cleveland and the fans will love him. Meanwhile, still no quarterback in Houston.*****A few folks we know celebrating birthdays in the next few days. On May 14, the notorious L.K. Jarrell celebrates. What a guy. Brad Johansson and Anita Bussell, retired county employee also have birthdays.*****May 15 finds pretty Deborah Ellender celebrating, as does longtime Bridge City educator Nancy Chenella, now retired in College Station with Joe. Also celebrating are Mauriceville’s John
Rodgers and Norman Gaspard. They all share a birthday with Emmitt Smith, 45.*****On May 16, a couple of good ole boys get a year older, both will do to ride the range with. Judge Pat Clark, retired, and his old college roommate Samuel “Sammy Frank” Lucia, school superintendent celebrate. They will blow out a bunch of candles.*****On May 17, pretty Angelea “Angie” Breaux celebrates. It still boggles my mind how Don talked that girl into marrying him but it seems to have worked for over 30 years. Nice folks. She shares a birthday with Barry Hunt and Bob Saget, 58.*****On May 18, three special folks celebrate. Frank Finchum, who I believe I’ve wished happy birthday to every year for 50 years celebrates, also Ron Hutchison and retired county judge assistant Jacque Craft.*****May 20, sharing a birthday with Cher is Ms. Phyl and Roy’s only daughter Karen, David Jones and John Sims. Also, on this day coach Les Johnson and his pretty bride Wanda celebrate their 59th wedding anniversary.*****Belated happy birthday May 13 to Marjorie Sanford, retired from county auditor’s office. Please see complete birthday list.*****260th District Court Judge Buddie Hahn was spotted taking his mother out to Luby’s last week. His mom says Buddie is a good boy. We agree.*****Ten years ago, on May 10, 2004, our friend brother Dewitt Rainwater died. This guy had a lot of talent as a preacher. He could tell a great story. Brother Rainwater was a fun guy to be around. I loved to hear him pickin and singing when you could get him to cut down on an old country song. He did a great Jimmie “Singing Brakeman” Rodgers. Dewitt could have made it in the country field. His son James is to be commended for keeping his dad’s radio show, 8 a.m. Sunday on KOGT live for going on 11 years. He’s footing the bill out of his pocket and could use any help you would like to offer.*****We now have two new Assistant District Attorneys,Danielle Nettles and Zackary Capra. If you’re thinking Capra, as in Frank Capra and “It’s a wonderful Life,” you’re correct. Zack is distantly related to that Frank Capra.*****Karen Jo said to tell Roy she misses Grover, too. Grover was her favorite visitor and when he came to visit he always brightened her day with his great stories. He took a lot of history with him when he left us.*****Our friend Bridge City School Board member Jerry McInnis recently had heart surgery. We are praying for a full recovery.*****The Wednesday Lunch Bunch celebrates their 21st. anniversary this Wednesday at Robert’s. Dr. Mike Shahan will be honored with the “Person of the Year” award. Next week the Bunch will be at Novrozsky’s. BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK 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, Norman Gaspard, Mark Simmons, Pat Clark, Samuel Lucia, Alan Richey, Sondra Taliaferro, Clay Sims, Ed Berry, Nickie Wall, Donna McClanahan, Greg Defrates, Jennifer Williams, Angelea Breaux, Barry Hunt, Denise Kincade, Frank Finchum, Jimmy Tupiln, Kim Hanks, Ron Hutchison, Richard Allensworth, Shelley Dugan, Sydney Taylor, Cheryl Stone, Chris Day, Harry Dodge, Hubert Spradling, Jean Duplantis, Justin Knight, Leon Carter, Mark Watts, Niki Bennett, Bret Shuford, Dalayna Sandlin, John Sims, David Jones, James Batson, Karen Gros, Lucie Rucker, Pat Bland, Alayna Womack and Bill Pope. CAJUN STORY OF THE WEEK Percy Guilbeaux him took his wife Clotele and his mudder-inlaw Agnes Arceneaux to do Holy Land. Everyday wen dey would get ready to go visit da sights his mudder-in-law wanted to go her. Everyday she would complain bout da heat, being tired or how bad da food was. Just constant complaining. Halfway through their trip Mrs. Arceneaux up and died her. Guilbeaux him, goes to da undertaker who explains to Percy dat dey could ship his mudder-in-law’s body back to Breaux Bridge but da cost would be bout $5,000 or dey could bury her in da Holy Land for jus $150. Percy said, “We’ll ship her home.” Da undertaker axe, “Are you sure? Dat’s an awful big expense and I can assure you we do a very nice burial here in da Holy Land.” “Look, said Percy, two-thousand years ago dey buried a guy over here and tree days later he rose from da dead him. I jus can’t take dat chance me.” C’EST TOUT It seems the disappearance of Flight 370 is not breaking news anymore. The 24-hour news channels are now focused in on L.A Clippers owner Donald Sterling. He said, on CNNMonday night, “I love my league, I love my partners, am I not entitled to one mistake?” He needs to keep his mouth shut. He comes off as being ignorant and hate filled. He was doing okay in the interview then he trashed Magic Johnson and added, “Some of the African Americans, they don’t want to help anybody.” He later added, “I embarrassed the league, I humiliated them, I don’t know why I did it, it’s so terrible.” They have run Sterling off but I look for the force out to go all the way to the Supreme Court. His wife said, “Sometimes Donald acts like he’s not married.” Oh, really.*****We’re getting some feed back from fans and friends of Steve Worster who say he’s never been political, he’s always stayed out of that. They wish they would have left him alone. Oh well, it will all come out in the wash.*****Don’t forget early voting starts Monday morning, 7 a.m. This is the most important county race in 20 years, we can’t afford a mistake so please take time to vote. A low turnout is not good.*****Thanks for your time. Take care and God bless.
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Congratulations to the 2014 Stark Reading Contest County Final Winners Staff Report For The Record The Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation congratulates the winners of the 2014 County Finals of the 110th Miriam Lutcher Stark Contest in Reading and Declamation. On Sunday, April 27, 2014, stu-
dents who won first place at the local level competitions of the four eligible Orange County public high schools competed in the categories of Declamation and Interpretive Reading at the County Finals held at the Lutcher Theater. Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School’s Katherine Burns won 1st place in Declamation,
while Jessica Bean of Bridge City High School won 1st place in Interpretive Reading. Both students received a $5,000 scholarship for their 1st place awards. For her Declamation, Burns presented the speech Commencement Address at Wellesley College by Barbara Bush. Bean’s reading was The Nightingale and the Rose by Oscar Wilde. Second place in Declamation went to Claire Trawhon of Orangefield High School for her delivery of Speech Accepting the Democratic Vice-Presidential Nomination by Geraldine Ferraro. West OrangeStark High School’s Kalairn Keaton took 2nd place in Interpretive Reading with her reading from The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Andersen. Each second-place winner received a $2,500 scholarship. Both first and second-place winners were also presented with plaques. All County Final contestants received commemorative watches presented by Walter G. Riedel III, Stark Foundation President and CEO, which is a long-held tradition of the Stark Reading Contest. More than 80 students participated in the school levels of this year’s Stark Reading Contest, which was sponsored by the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation. “The contest was very competitive this year, and we congratulate the county winners, all local level winners, and all finalists for their outstanding accomplishments,” said Stark Reading Contest Coordinator, Hannah Fuller. “We also thank all participants for their efforts and support. I also want to applaud the work and
Contestants in the County Final of the 110th Miriam Lutcher Stark Contest in Reading and Declamation. From L-R: Alexander Borel (LCMHS), Tristen Revis (WOSHS), Katy Swiere (OHS), Jessica Bean (BCHS), Kalairn Keaton (WOSHS), Claire Trawhon (OHS), Katherine Burns (LCMHS), and John Ellis (BCHS).
Katherine Burns (LCMHS) and Jessica Bean (BCHS) took first place at the County Final of the 2014 Miriam Lutcher Stark Contest in Reading and Declamation. Each will receive $5,000 in scholarship awards.
time of the school directors from the participating schools. The support of Ebonique Celestine (West Orange-Stark
Katherine Burns (LCMHS) and Jessica Bean (BCHS) took first place at the County Final of the 2014 Miriam Lutcher Stark Contest in Reading and Declamation. Each will receive $5,000 in scholarship awards.
H.S.), Ron Chevalier (Orangefield H.S.), Melanie Claybar (Little Cypress-Mauriceville H.S.) and Kathie Dorman
(Bridge City H.S.) are critical in making this program a success.”
Lutcher post season great success Penny LeLeux For The Record The Lutcher Theater’s 20132014 regular season ended with West Side Story, but Jim Clark added two shows post season that has added great value to the theater’s offerings this year. Last week Menopause the Musical held two shows and in July, Bill Cosby will come to Orange. The July 25th offering of Cosby sold out in a day. After doing an online survey to determine interest in a second show (Cosby required a 1,000 seat commitment) another show was added for July 24, 2014. Those tickets are on sale
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now at Lutcher.org or at the box office and cost $35-75. There were still tickets available in all areas of the theater at press time, but the orchestra is filling fast. Some seats have also opened up in the balcony for July 25 due to some people changing to the Thursday show. Last week, I was able to sit down with one of the stars of Menopause, Liz Hyde, before the show Wednesday for an interview. Hyde is starting her 10th year of performing in the traveling cast of the musical. She said there are about four different casts of the show, one permanently in Las Vegas, with the others traveling the country. This was actually the third time for Menopause to come to the Lutcher Theater and I have seen it every time. Although the show has always been hilarious, I think I laughed harder this time than I ever have. One thing I find interesting was that Ingrid Cole, who played the Earth Mother character, just met the rest of the cast Tuesday night and played
with them for the first time Wednesday, without a rehearsal. You would never have known it. That’s one of the things Hyde remarked on. Since they were all trained the same way, they could just “plug and play” new cast members. They never missed a beat. After the show Hyde said was saw true live acting, because they didn’t know exactly what would be coming out of the other’s mouths, how they sounded and such. You were getting true reactions from each, which led to more credibility to the story which is based on four women meeting each other for the first time in Bloomingdale’s in New York City. After the show, Hyde said Orange was awesome and she was really enjoying the run. “The audience was amazing.” She really liked the reaction from the crowd she when she was trying on the teddy. “It’s sort of my homage to Lucille Ball.” I laughed so hard I know she probably heard me from the stage. I was making sounds I
had never heard come out of me before. “I heard somebody,” she said with a laugh. She also said I was right when I told her earlier how well they would feed them at the theater. “Usually if we get any food, it’s just stale doughnuts they bought for the crew earlier.” Hyde said the cast was really appreciative of the meal and they even had leftovers to take with them Wednesday. That is one thing Clark continually gets in positive feedback from performers is how well they are treated in Orange by the employees and Theater Guild. Hopefully Cosby will also leave Orange in July with such high praise. I had a chance to see him several years ago when he performed at St. Elizabeth’s yearly gala. He was amazing, and I expect no less from him this year. I’ve already got my ticket. Have you got yours? It’s not too late, but I wouldn’t wait to the last minute, because they will be gone.
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Community Bulletin Board GOACC seeking sponsors for 2014 Fishing Tourn June 14 & 15 The Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking
sponsors for the “2014 Do It In Orange Fishing Tournament” to be held June 14 & 15. Contact GOACC at 409-883-3536.
cer, baseball, aquatics, choir, band, percussion, dance, theatre, speech, nursing, TX governor, construction and engineering) Contact Larry Acker, assistant director, public relations, 409-880-7886 or Daniel McLemore, marketing specialist at 409-880-8490.
Dementia Care Givers Support Group meets monthly A Dementia Care Givers Support Group meets the second Wed. of each month at 10 a.m. and the second Thur. of each month at 6:30 pm. at St.Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 4300 Meeks Dr. in Orange in the Brother Sun Room of the Canticle Bldg.
Coastal Management Program grant M.B. North Class of 1965 workshops meets Saturday Up to $1.8 million in coastal grants available and staff members from the General Land Office are touring the Texas coast explaining how to apply. Find out how to get a local project funded by attending one of five grant workshops. The meeting will be May 28 in Beaumont and May 29 in Galveston. Coastal Management Program grants help conserve critical habitat, improve beach and bay public access, improve local water quality and more. Cities, counties, colleges and non-profit organizations are eligible for the grants. Participants must be able to pay 40 percent of a grant projects total cost. Download the CMP Cycle 20 Grant Guidance and Application Packet, at www.glo.texas.gov/what-we-do/caring-for-the-coast/grantsfunding/cmp/index.html.
Market Basket Charitable Foundation Scholarship The Lamar University Foundation has announced an endowed scholarship has been established for students of all majors and all class levels. The Market Basket Charitable Foundation Scholarship will provide funding for outstanding students to further their studies at Lamar. For more info about establishing an endowed scholarship, contact the LU Foundation, 409-8802117.
Red Hot Flashers meet Thursday The Red Hot Flashers will now be known as the Texas Red Flashers of the Red Hat Society. Their regular meeting will be held at 11:30 am,May 15 at the Sunset Grove Country Club. Birthday ladies are: Duchess Mae, Mae Moleski, and Lady Lady Bug, Jackie Phelps. Ladies will bring door prizes. Dues are past due. All ladies are welcome. For info call 409-886-1609.
Orangefield HS Drill Team “Sophisticats” perform Thursday The Orangefield High School Drill Team proudly presents the 2014 “Sophisticats’ Spring Show” on May 15 at 6:30 pm at the Jefferson Theatre on Fannin Street in Beaumont. The event will feature the current team members, 2014-15 members, the OHS drum line and additional student performances. Admission is $5/adults and $3/children under 10. Tickets available from team members or at the door. For more info, contact Jill Morris at firstname.lastname@example.org or Cari LeDoux (409) 735-3851.
Learn and Grow Summer program registration ends May 23. First Baptist Church in Bridge City registration for their Learn and Grow Program ends May 23. Call Lauren McGee, 409-6585731, to discuss enrolling your special needs child to be part of a great summertime experience.
Lamar Univ 2014 Summer Camps Lamar University invites students of all ages to a variety of summer camps to be held on campus this summer. Camps are offered for a variety of ages and interests with both daily and residential opportunities. (basketball, football, volleyball, soc-
M.B. North High School of 1965 will meet 10 a.m. Saturday, at Denny’s restaurant, located at 7112 IH-10 west Flying J Plaza. For more information please contact Peggy Lazenby, at 746-2139 or Ruby Randle 886-4108.
BCCC will be having it’s ann. golf tourn Saturday Bridge City Chamber of Commerce will have its annual golf tournament May 17 at Babe Zaharias. They would like to give each of their members the opportunity to provide“freebies” to participants. Interested parties please let us know so we can pick them up or you can bring them to the office (hrs. 8:30 am1:30 pm).
WO Christian Church Youth Fundraiser May 24 West Orange Christian Church, 900 Lansing St. Noon - 4 pm. Come have your vehicle washed for a donation to our youth. We will be selling Spaghetti dinners for $7 & cakes $10. Pre-order now at 409-719-3992 with Nelda. Please come and help our youth help themselves.!
sworn into State Bar of Texas
Miss Amber N. Hinson was sworn into the State Bar of Texas at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas on May 12, 2014. She is now eligible to practice law in the State of Texas in ad-
dition to holding a law license in the State of Wisconsin. Amber is a 2013 graduate of Marquette University where she earned her Juris Doctor and her Master of Business Administration, both with a concentration in sports. She has applied to the National Football League of Players Association to become a certified Contract Advisor for NFL players. Amber also has several job prospects including a federal position as a Civil Attorney with the Department of Education. Amber is the daughter of John and Cyntheia Hinson of Cypress, Texas and Richard and Jacquelyn Johnson of Belton, Texas and the granddaughter of Joe and Mary Ware and John and Barbara Hinson of Orange.
Paul United Methodist Church at 1155 W. Round Bunch in Bridge City. The program will be “Historical Biographies” with guest speaker, Mimi Hollier. Next years new officers will be installed. Refreshments served. Any woman 18 years of age or older who can prove lineal descent of a patriot of The American Revolution is eligible for membership. Anyone interested in becoming a member is encouraged to attend. For more info contact Chapter Regent @ 735-5253.
Orange Depot Friends meet Tuesday Friends of the Orange Depot will have a ribbon cutting at 5:30 p.m., Monday at the Orange Train Depot located on Green Avenue to kick off their brick sale fundraiser and a board meeting at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday at Grace Lutheran Church, 2300 Eddleman Rd. Bulletins Page 8A
Big Birds Over the bayou event Saturda Big Birds over the Bayou large scale radio control event May 17. South I 10 on Gloria Dr., ORG. Rudy’s Kabob’s will be our main food vendor.$25 landing fee for pilots(includes lunch) Skydiving demo jumps 11:30 am and1 pm. Call Roy Tatarchuk for more info 409-782-5395 http://aerobandits.com/.
Bridge City KC Crawfish Boil Sunday The Bridge City Knights of Columbus will have a crawfish boil from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sun., May 18 at the Bridge City Knights of Columbus Hall. 5 lbs. Select crawfish $22. Serving corn & potato • Dine In • Take Out • Drive Up. Will deliver 10 or more orders. Advance Ticket sales only. Due Sun. May 11. Tickets available from KC Members or via email:bckcorders@gmail. com.
WO-S HS Athletic Banquet Monday West Orange-Stark HS Athletic Banquet, catered by Moncla’s, will begin at 6:30 pm Monday, May 19 at the WO-S HS Cafeteria, honoring male and female 2013-2014 athletes. Athletes will receive one free ticket. Parents and family members may purchase tickets for $7.00 at the WO-S Athletic Office by May 15. For more info contact the Athletic Dept. at 409-8825530.
Orange Ch of DAR meet Monday The William Diamond Chapter of The Daughters of the American Revolution will meet Monday, May 19 at 10 a.m. at St.
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Deaths and Memorials Bobbie Ivey Orange Bobbie Smith Ivey, 77, of Orange,Texas died on May 12, 2014, at Baptist Hospital in Orange. Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, May 14 at 2 pm at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange. Officiating will be Judge Keith Giblin of St. Paul’s Episcopal in Orange. Visitation will be Wednesday, May 14 from 1-2 pm at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Born in Anahuac on Dec. 25, 1936, she was the daughter of Harry Royce Smith and Lucile Aegeter. She was a homemaker who enjoyed cooking, reading and practicing her needlework. She was also a long time member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry Royce Smith and Lucile Aegeter; and her husband, Jan L. Ivey. She is survived by her daughters, Julie and husband Richard Allensworth of Orange, Kelly and husband Jimmy Salinas of Kingwood and Shana and her husband Roger Lincecum of Orange; her grandchildren, Alyssa and Brandon Allensworth, Andrea and her husband Branden Wolfe and Carley Ferguson; greatgrandchildren, Aaliyah and Alaynna Morris; cousin, Jerry and wife Jo Smith of Houston; sisterin-law, Carol and husband Jim McCrae of Fredericksburg and her furry best friend, Danielle. Serving as pallbearers will be Richard and Brandon Allensworth, Jimmy Salinas, Fred Ferguson and Roger Lincecum. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Humane Society of SETX at 2050 Spindletop Ave, Beaumont, TX 77705 or St. Paul’s Episcopal Church of Orange at 1401 W Park Ave., Orange, TX 77630.
Paul Warren Orange Paul Revere Warren, born in Center on Aug. 10, 1917, passed away at age 96 on May 10, 2014, in Orange. A Christian Graveside Ceremony and burial will take place Saturday, May 17 at 2 pm at the Hallsville Cemetery in Hallsville. Serving as pallbearers will be Duane Henley Sr., Duane Henley, Jr., Paul and Jeff Henley, Sr. He was the son of Mac Duff and Annie Brinkley Warren. Paul’s father was the first graduate of Stephen F. Austin (SFA) State University. While his father was enrolled at SFA, Paul was one of the young students that participated in the learning lab classes which trained future teachers. Paul’s mother, was Postmaster in Neuville, when the trains still made regular stops there. To attend high school, Paul rode his horse 10 miles, from Neuville to Center. Paul always had many stories to share and scars to show from his adventures, jumping and crawling through the barbed wire fences to swim in the creeks on the way home from school. As a young man, Paul worked with the Civilian Conservation Corps (which he himself referred to as “The Tree Army”) which built parks all over the state of Texas. One of the best-known parks is Boykin Springs in The Angelina National Forest located near Sam Rayburn Lake. While attending SFA, Paul met and married Annie Mae Craig in 1936. It came as a surprise to the couple when they realized their wedding day fell on Halloween! During World War II, Paul was in the Merchant Marines, stationed in Catalina Island, Calif. While he was on duty his only child, Frances Ann Warren Henley, was born. Next, the family moved to Orange, where Paul worked at Livingston Shipyard as a locksmith, then at DuPont Sabine River Works as a machinist, until he retired. Paul was a mechanic and could work on most any automobile or piece of machinery. He enjoyed gardening, yard work along with following and investing in the stock market. Paul was preceded in death by his wives, Annie Mae Warren and Margarette Wilkinson Warren, and by his daughter. Paul is survived by his son-inlaw, Duane Henley Sr.; four grandchildren and 11 greatgrandchildren, grandson, Duane Henley Jr. of Dallas; his children Trevor, Georgia and Lily; grand-
Myrtle Miller Orange Myrtle Mae Miller, 86, a resident of Orange since 1957 and formerly of Ind., passed away Sunday, May 11, 2014 in Vidor. A memorial service will be 4 p.m. Thursday, May 15 at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange, with Chris Eppler of Mauriceville Church of Christ officiating. Myrtle was born October 7, 1927, in Friendsville, Tenn., to William Herbert Hunt and Bertha Ann (French) Hunt. She was a homemaker who loved and raised her family. She was a loyal friend of all and always supported her family. She was a person that her word meant everything and she remained true to her Tenn. roots. She loved music and could always be found smiling and joking. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, John Benson “J.B.” Miller; second husband, Joe McKnight; son, Alvin Lee Miller; step-son, Lynn McKnight; brother, Keith Hunt; and sister, Lucille Brewster. Those left to cherish her memory are her daughters and sonsin-law, Lois and Len McCullough and Linda and Charles Holder, all of Orange; step-children, Joe Allen and Gladys; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and siblings, Juanita Patty, Harold, Donald and Glen Hunt.
Geraldine Abowe Stewart; her daughter; Nancy Gunter; two great-grandsons, Tucker Richards and Aaron Ray Harris; and her Aunt Gloria. She is survived by her sons, Freddie Collins of Dayton and Michael Collins of Mauriceville; her daughters, Helen and her husband George Pence of Texarkana, Ann and her husband Andy Anderson of Mauriceville, Myrtle Silva of Little Cypress and Karen and her husband Lamar Wells of Mauriceville; 35 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; her sister, Karen Lee of Texarkana and numerous other relatives and friends. Serving as pallbearers were Robert and Joshua Ortiz, Freddie Collins, Billy Harris, Raymond Butler, Todd Granger, Brian Runnels and Sean Granger. Honorary pallbearers were Charles Pence, Jeremy Richards, Nathan Collins, Travis Simpson, Eric Runnels, Joshua Hardy and Kody Young. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Julie Rogers Gift of Life Program at 2390 Dowlen Road, Beaumont, TX 77706 or to the COPD Foundation at 3300 Ponce de Leon, Miami, FL 33134.
Leonard Hargrave Jr. Bridge City
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Leonard “Len” William Hargrave Jr., 63, of Bridge City, passed away on May 7, 2014, at his home. Memorial services were held Friday, May 9 at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. Officiating was the Rev. Robert Hargrave. Born in Port Arthur, on August 1, 1950, he was the son of Leonard William Hargrave, Sr. and Clara (Weismen) Hargrave. He was the owner of Len’s Automotive in Bridge City where he was a mechanic. He also worked at Bridge City Middle School and Manns Video and Entertainment Center. Len enjoyed racing cars and loved his family. He was preceded in death by his sister Janet Shue and his parents. He is survived by his son Robert and his wife Jamie Hargrave of Port Neches, his daughter Tammy and husband Rick Zahner of Troy, Missouri, his brothers; Richard “Dick” Hargrave, Robert Hargrave and his grandchildren; Jordon, Brianna, Makenzi and Cody.
Mary Louise Taylor, 61, of Orange passed away on Monday, May 5, 2014 at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont. A memorial service was held May 10 at Dorman Funeral Home, preceded by a gathering of family and friends. Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Dorman Funeral Home. She was born on Jan. 7, 1953 in Hornbeak, Tenn. to parents Mary Ruth (Carnford) and Marshall D. Wallace. She had lived in the Orange area since 1957 and was a member of Colony Baptist Church. Mary enjoyed the outdoors, going fishing and working in her garden and yard. She also had a great love for animals; especially her beloved cats, Bebop and Tink. Mary was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and friend who will be missed dearly. She was preceded in death by
Jeannette Marie Maze Pierce, 74, of Orange, died on May 10, 2014, at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont. Funeral services were May 13, at Silver Oaks Baptist Church in Mauriceville. Officiating was the Rev. Ed Rawls. Entombment followed at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange. Visitation was May 12 at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Born in Belpre, Ohio, on August 28, 1939, she was the daughter of Claude Gray and Geraldine Abowe Stewart. She was a member of Silver Oaks Baptist Church. She loved cooking and shopping but she especially loved spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Claude Gray and
Ray Shaffer, 59, of Montgomery, Texas, died on May 5, 2014, at St. Luke’s Hospital in The Woodlands. Visitation was May 10 with a Celebration of Life service at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City at 11 a.m. Born in Chinson, Kansas, on Obits Page 8A
We have heard a lot about how Financial Responsibility is the answer to the county’s problems. During this campaign my opponent has made 26 errors on 2 Finance Reports. 18 Mistakes on just 3 pages of one report!
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Responsibility IS The Answer FINANCIAL and PERSONAL!
Wanda Beth Toney Welch, 75, of the Sunset Acres area of Deweyville, passed from this life on Friday, May 9, 2014 at her residence after an illness. Services to remember and honor Wanda’s life were May 14 at the Calvary Baptist Church in Deweyville with Brother John Fortenberry, officiating. A gathering of Wanda’s family and friends for a time of reflection preceded the service. Rite of Committal and Interment followed services at the Richard-Welch Resting Place Cemetery in the Sunset Acres Area of Deweyville. Services were under the direction of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange. Born on Jan. 9, 1939 in Vidor to her parents, Lee Toney and Carrie A. (Haynes) Toney, she lived in Deweyville for the last 42 years. She had previously lived in Gist and she was of the Baptist faith and a homemaker. Wanda enjoyed quilting, the gardening of flowers and plants, spending time with her family, especially her grandkids and she also enjoyed spending time with her dogs, Rover, Poppy and Casper. Wanda is preceded in death by her parents; her numerous brothers and sisters and her granddaughter, Brittney Lynn Welch. Those who will most cherish her memory are her husband of 54 years, Clyde A. Welch; daughter, Carrie E. Richard and husband, Darrell; sons, C. A. Welch and wife, Barbara and Jesse I. Welch and wife, Sandra all of Deweyville; 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Wanda is also survived by numerous members of extended family. Condolences may be expressed for the family at www. dormanfuneralhome.com.
her mother; sister, Karen Hogden-Vasek. Mary is survived by her husband, David “DT” Taylor of Orange; father, Marshall D. Wallace of Cumby; parents, Fred and Lois Hogden; daughter, Shannon Borel; son, Shane Borel; step daughters, Dawn and Tasha Taylor and Shannel Gray all of Orange; sister, Theresa Birchfield and husband, Howard of Sulfur Springs; brother, Jimmy Wallace of Cumby. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Davian Cormier, Matthew Broussard, Madison Dyson and Ashtyn Jenkins. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.dormanfuneralhome.com.
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son, Paul Henley of Orange; his wife, Glenetta, children, Alana, Taylor, Cory and Shelby; grandson, Jeff Henley Sr. of Austin; his wife, Marla, children, Erin and Jeffrey Jr., and granddaughter, Laura Henley Quigley of Pacifica, Calif.; her husband, Peter Quigley, children, Pierce and Abigail.
IS THIS THE TYPE OF FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY WE NEED ON COMMISSIONERS COURT THAT MANAGES A $47 MILLION BUDGET?? For a copy of the full report go to: http://www.barryburton4pct2.com/
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in Orange. Anyone who is interested in getting involved with the campaign to Save the Depot is invited. Discussions will center around fund raising and special events planning so creative ideas are welcome.
Shabby Chic reopens with ribbon cutting Tuesday The Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce will host the Shabby Chic Hair Boutique ribbon cutting and grand reopening will be held at 4 p.m., Tuesday, at their new location, 314 Henrietta, in Orange.
GOACC luncheon honors HS Seniors May 22 Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce 2014 Honor Student Luncheon recognizes outstanding high school seniors in the area. It will be held 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.,at Sunset Grove Country Club. Cost is $25 per person. Sponsorships available. Call GOACC for more info at 409-883-3536.
LCM Class of 1994 to hold reunion July 19 LCM Class of 1994 has scheduled their 20 Year Reunion 7 p.m.12 a.m., July 19 at L’auberge in Lake Charles. Final details are pending with more numbers coming in. For more information go to their “Class of 1994 LCM Reunion” group on Facebook or contact Misty Bornholdt-Winder at 409-882-4040 or e-mail email@example.com.
Tribute to Veterans scheduled May 25 The 11th annual Tribute to Orange Co. Veterans is 6 p.m. at Heritage Veterans Memorial Plaza, 3810 MLK Dr. in Orange. Speaker will be Capt. Donald Root, USDN (RET). There will be music, hotdogs and apple pie.
4th Ann “Little Guys” BC Cardinal Basketball Camp June 2–5 Incoming male kindergartners - 3rd graders sign up at Bridge City Elem. Gym between 5 – 5:50 pm (K & 1st) 6 - 7 pm (2nd &
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From Page 6A 3rd graders). Cost is $55 and includes about 4 hrs of instruction, a new rubber basketball & camp t-shirt. If you don’t want the tshirt and ball, just show up the first day of camp with $50 and the application form. We will promote the sport of basketball and improve fundamental skills through competitive, fun games & drills. There will be clinics held concerning shooting, dribbling, passing, defense, as well as the importance of teamwork. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
BC Cardinal Basketball Camp June 2-5 Sign up location BCHS Competition Gym. Mon. & Tues. 3:30 -5:20 pm(Grades 4 - 6) 5:30 - 7:30 pm (Gr. 7 - 9)Wed. & Thurs. 12:30 - 2:20 pm(Gr. 4-6) 2:30 - 4:30 pm (Gr. 7 - 9) Deadline is May 16 for camp package only. Cost is $65 for about 8 hours of instruction. Both camps $95.
Second Bill Cosby performance added at Lutcher After selling out in 24 hours, the Lutcher Theater has added a second performance of one of America’s most beloved comedians of all time, Bill Cosby. Great seats are now available for Thursday, July 24 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now from $35$75 at www.lutcher.org or by calling the Lutcher Box Office at 409-886-5535. The Frances Ann Lutcher Theater for the Performing Arts is located at 707 Main in Orange.
40th Anniv of the Texas Renaissance Festival Oct. 11-Nov. 30 The Kingdom is stronger than ever! During the past three years, the festival has been completely over hauled with new stages, shoppes and demonstration areas and has seen its highest attendance ever. The Festival will run weekends from Oct. 11th-Nov. 30th and Thanksgiving Friday.
Registration open for Mini-Mudder romp at Gladys City
Marie Ibarra Orange Marie G. “ Gina “ Sanchez Ibarra, 66, of Orange, passed from this life on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at Baptist Hospitals of Southeast
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The Shareholders of First Financial Bankshares, Inc. elected Ross H. Smith, Jr. to the Company’s board of directors at the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting held in Abilene on April 22, 2014. “We are very pleased that Ross, who currently serves on the First Financial Bank, Southeast Region advisory board and previously served on the Orange Savings Bank, SSB board of directors, has been named to our holding company board of directors,” said Stephen Lee, President and CEO of First Financial Bank, Southeast Texas Region. “We know that he will represent Southeast Texas well on the holding company board and will be a great addition.” Smith is the chairman and president of Akrotex, Inc., David Self Ford, Inc., Volkswagen of Lake Charles and Nexus Resin Group, LLC. He is a graduate of Little Cypress High School and attended Lamar University and the University of Houston. A native of Orange County, Smith is married to Eva, and has three children and six grandchildren. He is a Board Member of the Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce, the Salvation Army of Orange, the Boys and Girls Club of Orange, Boys Scouts of America – Three Rivers Council, Lamar State College Foundation’s Board, St. Henry’s Catholic Church, Lutcher Theater, and the Ross Smith Page 9A
Day event to be held on June 21. “Mud runs and challenges, like the Tough Mudder, are very popular with adults, right now,” said museum director Mark Osborne. “We developed the Mini-Mudder for kids to encourage families to get outside and, well, get dirty!” Registration is $15 per child with a limited number of reduced registrations of $10 per child for youth groups. Parents may register children to run individually or as part of a team of no more than four children. In addition, parents may run the course with six year olds at no charge and compete in a final “No-Child” heat at the end of the day for $10. Registration ends June 4. Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown is located on the Lamar University campus at Hwy. 69 and Jimmy Simmons Blvd. in Beaumont. For more info call 409-880-1750 or contact the museum at email@example.com.
Museum’s obstacle course will challenge kids’ physical and mental endurance. Registration is now open for children ages six to 12 to take part in Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown’s firstever Mini-Mudder Romp, part of the museum’s Great Outdoors
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June 13, 1954, he was the son of Raymond George Shaffer and Wenona Kaminke. Ray loved spending time with his family, fishing, working around the house and outside in his yard. He also loved watching movies, going to the beach and anything to do with military history. He is survived by his wife, Jackie Ernst Shaffer; daughter, Amanda Shaffer and husband Christian Lenz of Conroe; stepdaughter, Kristina Dunham of Dequincy, La.; granddaughter, Bella Lenz; sister, Donna Conner and husband Bryce of Mauriceville and brother, Jerry Bolen and wife Joann of Mauriceville.
Texas in Beaumont. A memorial mass to honor her life was May 10 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Orange with Father Joseph P. Daleo, serving as the celebrant. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange. Gina was born on March 28, 1948 in Port Arthur, Texas to her parents, Joseph Savas Sanchez and Josephine Patricia (Vargas) Sanchez. She was a longtime resident of Orange and she graduated from Little Cypress High School in 1966. She was of the Catholic faith and a homemaker. Gina enjoyed cooking, music, traveling to the Central Texas Hill Country with her husband and spending time with her family. Gina’s family will fondly remember her tacos as well as her baking of coconut cakes. Gina is preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Mary Leah Sanchez. Those who will most cherish her memory are her husband of 12 years, Oziel G.
Ibarra; her daughter, Regina Bullock; her sisters, Mary Lou Diaz and husband, Martin, Barbara Buntyn and husband, John and Rose Sanchez; her brother, James Sanchez and wife, Frances all of Orange; her grandchildren, Aron Scott, Adam Stewart, Reanna Bullock and Channon Ray “ Bubba “ Bullock. Gina is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. Condolences may be expressed for the family at www. dormanfuneralhome.com.
Virginia White Orange Virginia Ruth Hahn White, 96, of Orange, passed away on May 9, 2014, at Sabine House in Orange. A graveside service was Sunday, May 11 at Kosse Cemetery in Kosse, Texas. Officiating was the Rev. Rita Sims of First United Methodist Church in Kosse. Born in Teague on Sept. 1, 1917 she was the daughter of Edgar Merian Hahn and Betty May Syfrett. Virginia was a member of First United Methodist Church in Orange where she taught Sunday school at her church and played
the piano for the 4th grade Sunday school class for 40 years. She was very proud that she had not missed Sunday school for 11 years. She was preceded in death by her husband of 59, years E. S. White Jr. and her brother, Edgar B. Hahn. She is survived by her son, Sonny White and wife Carolyn Sue of Waco; daughter Nevella May Toal and husband George of Orange; grandchildren Steven Blake White, Dr. Brian Thomas White, Rebecca Lynn Carmack and Jason Toal; greatgrandchildren,Sophia Carmack, Blake, Hayden, Rory Jayne and Campbell Thomas White. Virginia’s family would like to send a special thank you to the staff of Sabine House and River City Hospice for their excellent care. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Choir Fund; 502 N. 6th St. Orange, TX 77630.
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BC 7th grader, Caitlin Denison and BC Friends of BC Public Library Guest Authors Staff Report 6th grader, Natilee Reed get recognized For The Record
Mike Trahan and Elizabeth Ludwig were the guest authors at the Friends of the Bridge City Public Library’s annual Literary Feast. Mike is writing a four book series of his life using his “gift” of a love of flight. His first book The Gift begins with his birth in West Orange in 1942 and covers his years developing his God-given abilities to become a successful pilot. The book ends in 1965 when he receives his jet pilot license. His second book begins in 1966 and covers his years as a pilot of a C-141 Jet Transport aircraft in Vietnam. He is currently working on his third book. Elizabeth Ludwig, a Bridge City resident, is an award winning author of several Christian historical romantic and suspense books. Her first novel, “Where the Truth Lies”
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Our 7th grade middle school student, Caitlin Denison, recently won the Lamar Ticket Contest for her age group. Students had to come up with a design to represent the Lamar Athletics Program. With over 1,000 contest entries, Bridge City Middle School 6th grader- Natilee Reed and 7th grader- Caitlin Denison were chosen as top ten finalist. The finalist were posted online for a public vote during the past few weeks and Caitlin Denison’s design took the top prize. Her ticket design will be printed on over 100,000 Lamar basketball and football tickets during the 2014-2015 athletic season. (To the Right) Design artist, Caitlin Denison, wins big
Bridge City’s Matt Hicks a finalist for 2014 Senior CLASS Award. Staff Report
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Hicks will graduate this spring with a 3.685GPA and a double degree in Biology and Chemistry and a minor in Psychology. He has averaged over 18 hours a semester, taking 20 hours each Spring Semester for the past two years. Hicks was named to the UL Dean’s List (3.5-3.79GPA) for Fall 2010, Fall 2011, Spring 2013 and Fall 2013; UL President’s List (3.84.0GPA) for Spring 2011 and Spring 2012; Sun Belt Commissioner’s List (3.5+GPA) for Fall 2010-Spring 2011 & Fall 2011-Spring 2012; as well as Sun Belt Academic Honor Roll (3.0-3.49GPA) for Fall 2012-Spring 2013. Matt has already been accepted to the University of New Orleans Dental School and will begin in the Fall 2014. Hicks has already spent 50 hours job shadowing with two local dentists. He has also spent 36 hours doing research with Dr. Wu Xu in the University of Louisiana College of Science. Hicks is 2012-13 Recipient of the Sawyer Camillo Memorial Award (To recognize one student-athlete that embodies the highest qualities of being an all-around team player and carries on the legacy of women’s volleyball player, Sawyer Camillo). Matt serves his community, university and teammates. Matt knows the way, is willing to go the way, and ultimately shows his teammates the way. Matt adds an enormous amount of value to his
Bridge City’s, Matt Hicks, an outstanding student and inspiring young man.
teammates and locker room. The greatest gift Matt has is that winning and losing will never change who he is. Hicks had to overcome adversity early in his life as he was born with spondylosis, which is degenerative osteoarthritis of the joints between the center of the spinal vertebrae and/or neural foramina. At the age of 12 he was hit by a car while riding a bicycle. He had to undergo eight surgeries and couldn’t walk for a year. They had to remove a bone from his pelvis and muscles from his stomach to reconstruct his leg. Hicks was able to overcome all of those issues to put together a successful athletic career in baseball and has been a example to others of what hard work and perseverance can achieve. Hicks is a Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Community Service Liaison. He helped to organize the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Big
Event Team where over 30 student-athletes committed to a full day of Community Service in the Lafayette Area. He has also participated in Reading in Red the past 4 years. Reading in Red is a community service effort to help stress the importance of reading in local schools. Hicks helped lead the Baseball Team to the 2012-13 Most Involved Team for Community Service. He also spent time at Acadiana Orthopedic Specialist in 2013. Was a booth operator at a local elementary halloween party and spends time as a baseball instructor. Matt also was instrumental in creating a lot of the video board graphics for the teams new HD video board at M.L. “Tigue” Moore Field. Hicks has been the Ragin’ Cajuns top reliever out of the bullpen for the last three years posting an 13-4 record and 16 saves in 87 appearances. A native of Bridge City, Texas, Hicks has a career 3.50 ERA in 126.0 innings with 84 strikeouts. As a junior, Hicks set the school record with 11 saves on the season. He also hold the school record for saves in a career. As a member of the team he has helped guide the team from a 23-30 season in 2012 to an appearance in the 2013 NCAA Baton Rouge Regional Championship game. This year Hicks and the Cajuns are ranked in top 3 in every poll including a No. 1 ranking in Collegiate Baseball. Hick’s has been most dominant as a senior recording a 4-0 record and a 1.59 ERA in 22.2 innings making his first two career starts.
THANK YOU FOR THE ENDORSEMENTS! People Recognize Experience I am thankful for the endorsement our current Pct. 2 County Commissioner and the last 3 State Representatives from Southeast Texas. These men have over 42 years of public service to Southeast Texas and they know what is best for Orange County. Current County Commissioner Pct. 2 Owen Burton “It is one of the truths in life that you always support you kin in their goals but even if I were not related to Barry he would have my full support. His dedication, business experience, and reasonable approach to the issues will be an asset to the court. That and his commitment to our community makes him the best choice as Pct. 2 Commissioner”.
Current State Representative Allan Ritter “I have only known Barry for several years but his integrity, business experience and work ethic have convinced me that Orange County should make him the next Pct. #2 County Commissioner."
Former State Representative Mike Hamilton “Barry Burton and his family have been personal friends and supporters of my restaurants for many years. I believe Barry’s conservative values make him the best choice to replace Owen Burton on Orange County Commissioners Court."
Former State Representative Ron E. Lewis
“Barry Burton worked on my first campaign over 30 years ago. Barry’s passion for civic duty carried over from his high school days and his ability to find solutions to tough problems will make him the best choice for Pct. 2. I’m proud to give him my full endorsement."
I have also been endorsed by the last 2 Chairman of the Orange County Republican Party: Zach Johnson and Trudy Pellerin. In addition I have been endorsed by the Texas Home School Coalition and the Sabine Area Central Labor Council
The Texas Home School Coalition represents over 200 families in SE Texas. The Central Labor Council represents THOUSANDS of workers in 44 Locals over an 8 county area in SE Texas.
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Southeast Texas Foundation Board. Smith was the recipient of the “2000 Community Builder Award” from Masonic Lodge 126, and also was named the “2004 Small Business Person of the Year” and “2010 Citizen of the Year” by the Greater Orange Chamber of Commerce.
Distinguished authors speak at BC Public Library: Elizabeth Ludwig and Mike Trahan
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Bridge City Cardinal ace Chase Shugart throws a complete game no hitter againt the Sweeny Bulldogs in the 9-0 victory in the Region III area round on Saturday. RECORDPHOTO: Mark Dunn
Bridge City stuns Sweeny to face Huffman in playoffs LARRY JOHNSON FOR THE RECORD
The state’s third ranked Bridge City Cardinals will face fifth ranked the Huffman-Hargrave Falcons in a best-of-three series in the Region III quarterfinal round of the state baseball playoffs this week. Game One of the series starts Wednesday, May 14, at Nederland High School baseball field located on Spurlock Rd. Game Two will be played at San Jacinto on Friday. Game Three, if needed, will be played on Saturday at Baytown Sterling High School. All game times are scheduled for 7 p.m. This makes the 16th Region III quarterfinal playoff appearance for the Bridge City Cardinals (25-3) and the second consecutive season to meet up with Huffman-Hargrave (22-4) there. Last season Huffman escaped with a 5-4 win. The quarterfinal series will be a classic playoff match up between two district champions. Both teams enter the contest with identical regular season records, 11-1-0. Bridge City carried the Dist. 21 championship into the playoffs and Huffman entered the playoffs the title holder of Dist. 22. Both teams prevailed in the area round last week as Big Red toppled Sweeny 9-0 and Huffman dropped Stafford 3-2. Bridge City junior pitcher Chase Shugart tossed a complete game no hitter against Sweeny with 13 strikeouts. Shuggart also chipped in at the plate with two doubles driving in three runs during the contest. The Cardinals struck in the top of the second inning with Blake Pruett doubling to left field to drive home Ashton Hunter. Jonah Watts singled to right and drove home Sage Elmore, who had reached on a walk.
With the last pitch of the ball game still in his hand Bridge City Cardinal catcher Hunter Uzzle rushes to the mound to embrace pitcher Chase Shugart. The duo worked together as Shugart struck out 13 Sweeny batters in a no hitter that propells the Cardinals to the quarterfinal round of the state baseball playoffs. Shuggart also chipped in at the plate with two doubles driving in three runs during the contest. Uzzle scored a run in the fourth inning. RECORD PHOTO: Mark Dunn MORE GAME PHOTOS NEXT PAGE
In the third inning Shugart nailed a one-out double to left-center field and Hunter reached on an error. Bergeron then hit into a fielder’s choice. Hunter was out at second on the play but courtesy runner Blaine Slaughter raced in to score after a throwing error to first. Bridge City added another three runs in the fourth. Pruett got on base after being hit by a pitch. Trevor Gunn drew a one-out walk and Hunter Uzzle was also hit by a pitch to load up the bases for Shugart who doubled off the left field wall driving home base runners. Big Red put three more points on the board in the seventh inning. Hunter reached on a single and stole second. Kyle Bergeron doubles to score Hunter. Blaine Huff singled to left and the Cardinals scored two runs on RBI ground outs by both Bryce Carey and
Watts. The Cardinals will face Huffman pitchers Austin Smith and Jake Harrison during this week’s series. The Falcons have given up few points throughout the season as they face the high scoring Bridge City Cardinals. The stage is set for a spectacular playoff bout. Bridge City’s only regular season loss came from the West Orange-Stark Mustangs, 6-3. Huffman’s only loss during the regular season came from Spendora 2-1. In their next meeting Huffman defeated Splendora 1-0. In the bi-district round the Cardinals prevailed over Tarkington taking Game One, 5-0, before dismantling their opponent 17-4 in Game Two.
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Bridge City Cardinal outfielder Keaton Langston gets a hit during the 9-0 shutout victory over Sweeny in the state baseball playoffs on Saturday. RECORD PHOTO: Mark Dunn
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Bridge City Cardinal catcher Hunter Uzzle slides in safe at home against the Sweeny Bulldogs in playoff action this week. RECORD PHOTO: Mark Dunn
Navajo Weaving and Native American Art Show & Sale Friday, May 16 & Saturday, May 17, 2014
Join us in Orange, Texas, for a rare opportunity to browse, buy & collect Navajo weavings in a museum setting. Vintage & contemporary handmade rugs by weavers from New Mexico and Arizona, along with pottery, jewelry & more, will be on display for purchase at this one-of-a-kind event, conducted by the nationally-renowned RB Burnham & Co. Trading. Also, tour the galleries and see the current special exhibition Navajo Weaving: Tradition & Trade.
712 Green Avenue | Orange, TX 77630 | starkmuseum.org Bridge City Cardinal shortstop Jonah Watts fields a grounder and makes a throw to first for the out against Sweeny in the area playoff round. RECORD PHOTO: Mark Dunn
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Michelle Chestnut is on target Staff Report For The Record
Nice red caught fishing a marsh drain on another windy day.
Luck occasionally trumps skill COLBURN-FISHING CAPT. DICKIE COLBURN For The Record
With most of the assorted jig heads and split shots finally back in the box, fourteen year old Jason Law was diligently trying to recover the last of those wedged into the small gaps between the floor and compartment lids. Boredom had prompted him to explore every compartment in the boat and in the process, an unexpected whitecap had jarred the open box out of his hands. Those kinds of things tend to happen when Dad and the guide are casting into a twenty mile per hour wind, ducking the occasional poor cast that blows back in their face and fighting impossible conditions when you could still be in the bed back home in The Woodlands. Such has been the norm over the past month due to exceedingly strong daily winds. On this occasion, however, I would eventually luck out when one semi-protected drain of the fifteen or so that we tried would yield eight keeper flounder and four slot reds. Our good fortune had more to do with persistence than skill even though it was a change of lure size and color that saved the day. While releasing one of several reds that were a half inch too short, the elder Law posed the sixty-four dollar question, “How did you know
which plastic tail and which color to use?” In this particular instance, the correct decision was the result of recalling what had worked in similar conditions several years back. I had no idea the redfish were there as well, but we saw several smaller flounder chasing tiny shad to the surface in the badly off-colored water of the bayou which bolstered our confidence level. Seldom if ever is Gulp not the solution, but in this case, the fish were obviously more attracted to a four-inch pumpkin/chartreuse Sea Shad rigged on a quarter ounce head. And, surprisingly enough, we never caught the first red until young Jason soaked both his lure and Dad’s left knee with a garlic scented spray. We never caught the first redfish, keeper or throwback, with a Sea Shad that hadn’t been baptized with the spray. I know that only because I continued to fish with an unscented tail and caught only flounder!” Because the majority of my clients care more about numbers than targeting a big trout, I spend the majority of my time on the water hunting trout, reds and flounder with either a three or four inch Usual Suspect or a variety of plastics fished on three feet of leader under an H & H oval cork rig. Fortunately, both techniques will work to some degree year round. This is not to say that I don’t personally enjoy fishing for magnum trout with everything from
Steady. Thoughtful. Analytical. Consistent. Attributes desired in a physician … or an engineer. Attributes readily seen in Lamar University sophomore Michelle Chestnut. Add to the list: sharpshooter. A 2012 graduate of Goose Creek Memorial High School in Baytown, Michelle is two-time junior world champion and three-time female four gun world champion. What makes that all the more unique is that she is not only winning at the international level, but is doing so in the largest caliber available in sporting arms – the .50 BMG – at 1,000 yards. So distant, in fact, that 6-foot square targets with 10-inch bulls eyes tantalizingly dance in 14-power scopes as shimmering heat creates mirages over the New Mexico desert where the nationals are held each year. Attracted to Lamar because of the reputation of its engineering programs, she is now a rising junior majoring in chemical engineering and pre-medicine. During her senior year in high school, she took an introductory course that got her started thinking about a career in engineering but she is also interested in a career in medicine. Topwaters to Corkies and Maniac Mullets both wading and drifting, but staying booked enough to pay the bills requires doing whatever the client likes best! H & H’s Usual Suspect is so user friendly because of its versatility. It is deadly when retrieved at a steady pace at any depth and equally effective when bounced off the bottom in deeper water. It is absolutely the soft plastic equivalent of the Rat-L-Trap which means that you are in the hunt if you can do nothing more than cast and wind the line back on your reel. There is no doubt that color makes a difference at times and while I believe that any of the shad patterns will catch fish most of the time, there is no doubt that Space Guppy and Cock of the Walk often work when nothing else will. For further confirmation of that statement check out which pegs are currently empty at local tackle shops! My commitment to fishing the cork rig is well documented, but I am convinced that for trout fishermen it is the equivalent of the Whacky worm for bass fishermen. If it is in the water it is constantly generating a fish attracting noise and your choice of tails remains in the strike zone for
“When we came to Lamar I learned that Lamar had such a great program,” she said. “Right now, I am really more focused on pre-med than engineering. I am just now starting to get into my engineering classes.” Helping her get a strong start in those courses is the scholarship support she’s receiving including Garrett Scholars, Charles and Susan Gordon and Julia Gordon Gray Memorial, Clara Elizabeth Beard Walker Memorial, and the Judy Fleming Partin Memorial Scholarship in Engineering, as well as the Houston Automobile Dealers Association and Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. Dependents’ Scholarship. “Scholarships are really important, especially as a double major,” she said. “They make it possible to focus 100 percent on my classes to get everything I can out of each class and lab rather than having to balance course work with an outside job.” Focusing with intent came early to Chestnut. “When I was eleven, I went with my dad to the FCSA — the Fifty Caliber Shooters Association — world championships, in Raton, New Mexico,” she said. An avid shooter, “he had bought the gun for himself for Father’s Day because he had always wanted one,” Chestnut said. He decided to Sharpshooter Page 6B
the duration of every cast. The TKO cork works well enough straight out of the package, but I make a couple of alterations that render it even more effective. I also fish everything from a Vudu Shrimp to a five inch tail under the cork and tie every lure on with a loop knot to breathe a little life into the lure. I find that it works better fished with a oneeighth or sixteenth ounce head that falls slower following each pop. Length of tail and color can make a big difference at times so never fall in love with just one bait for all seasons. I carry a boat load of tails in different styles and colors out of self defense and I fish them a lot while clients are fishing the two afore-mentioned techniques. I think the length of the lure and shape of the tail are usually more important than a specific color, but nothing about figuring out fish every day is cast in stone. Light or dark in color choice can be a factor, but I have seen too many days when a paddle tail would catch more fish than a straight tail and vice versa. Until the wind quits howling every day its much easier and drier to just read about catching fish!!
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2014 draft fails to address Texans’ offensive needs Kaz’s Korner Joe Kazmar
For The Record The Houston Texans did a great job of pinpointing the best college football prospect to fit their needs and then made Jadeveon Clowney the first player selected last Thursday night, kicking off the 2014 National Football League three-day draft. Getting a lightning fast, pass-rushing defensive specialist definitely wasn’t at the top of the Texans’ wish list for this year’s draft, especially with J.J. Watt on the roster, but when you get drubbed all year and earn that No. 1 pick, the whole pro football world is watching you choose a player that at least makes sense to most of those in the know. And drafting the 21-year-old Clowney with that infectious smile and great sense of humor to go with it got the thumbs-up from all but the “Draft Johnny Football” club, which was hellbent on watching Johnny Manziel perform close to home. Houston attorney Tony Buzbee figures he spent upward of $100,000 in his apparently futile campaign to persuade the Texans to select Manziel with their first pick. But the Manziel Fan Club really got their noses out of joint as Thursday night’s first-round progressed without Johnny Football’s name coming up. Word was out that Cleveland would take Manziel as the No. 4 player chosen, but instead the Browns switched places with No. 8 Buffalo in the draft and then selected someone else. Finally the No. 26 Browns switched picks with the No. 22 Philadelphia Eagles and Manziel’s name finally was called. Cleveland has started 20 different quarterbacks since 1999. One of the gurus on ESPN commented that Manziel lost approximately $13 million in bonus money by being drafted No. 22 rather than No. 4. It also was pointed out that Manziel was the first quarterback less than six feet tall to be taken in the first round since 1953. With Watt and Clowney in the same defensive alignment along with a healthy Brian Cushing at linebacker, the Texans should have a very formidable defense. The also traded up to draft Notre Dame’s outstanding nose tack Louis Nix in the third round. It appears to me that the Houston Texans merely put a band-aid on their biggest problem last season, which was the offense. With all the prominent quarterbacks still available, General Manager Rick Smith waited until the seventh
round to pick unheard of quarterback Tom Savage of Pittsburgh by way of Rutgers and Arizona. This 135th player taken in the draft appears to have all the physical tools of an NFL quarterback—6-4, 228-pounds—but the big knock against Savage is that he gets sacked too much ( 43 last season which led Division I). But he is the pocket passer with a strong arm that Head Coach Bill O’Brien was looking for. Houston’s next most pressing offensive need was for a right tackle, but the Texans didn’t even take one in the draft. After that came an adequate back-up for running back Arian Foster, who’s coming off an injury. The Texans picked Alfred Blue from LSU in the sixth round, but he only started two games for the Bayou Bengals last year. Veteran All-Pro wide receiver Andre Johnson, who rarely disagrees with anything the Texans do, apparently wasn’t too happy with the offensive help the team got from the draft. He rarely misses the Texans voluntary workouts during his 11-year career, but didn’t show up for them last week, saying that he was occupied with “other business” and would be in Houston this week to “fulfill commitments.” Although Johnson didn’t appear angry, which he rarely does, perhaps he was sending a message to the team because of the Texans apparent lack of urgency they have in regard to their offense this off-season. Johnson, who will turn 33 years old in July, doesn’t have enough years left for the offense to be rebuilt so slowly. However, Monday’s edition of the Houston Chronicle rates the Texans’ draft with a grade of “A” for entering the draft with 11 selections in the seven rounds, including a first pick in every round. The article points out that Houston received no “A” for its first 12 drafts. So maybe those closer to the team see something I was unable to discover of the draft. Surely, the team will get better in three or four years, but I thought the front office was looking for a quick fix from that horrid 2-14 record last season. I still don’t see much offensive help, which is what cratered last season!!! KWICKIES…Congrats are in order for the three Orange County athletes who brought back medals from the state track & field meet in Austin last weekend. Bridge City’s junior high jumper ALexus Henry won a gold medal for winner her specialty by tying a personal-best effort of 5-foot-8. West Orange-Stark’s 800-meter relay team of Deionte Thompson, Thomarcus Fon-
tenot, Johnnie Shaw and Chris James came in second in the Class 3A finals. In Class 4A, Little Cypress-Mauriceville’s Ethan Reed seems to be following in his big brother’s footsteps by winning a bronze medal in the discus after posting a personal best heave of 171-1. And while we’re handing out plaudits for great personal performances, Bridge City’s Chase Shugart came through Saturday when the chips were down after the Cardinals-Sweeny best-orthree series was reduced to a one-game playoff due to inclement weather by not only shutting out Sweeny 9-0, but hurling a no-hitter and striking out 13 batters in the process. The Redbirds advance to the Region III semifinals where they will play Huffman, the team that ended their playoff run last year, 7 p.m. today (Wed.) at Nederland. The two teams play again 7 p.m. Friday at San Jacinto Jr. College. If a third game is needed it will be played 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Baytown Sterling. The other Region III semifinal game pits Silsbee against Splendora also later this week. While on the subject of high school baseball playoffs, in Class 4A, Houston George Ranch is also playing in the Region III semifinals against Goose Creek Memorial this weekend. They are district champions and ranked No. 4 in the state. The significance is that their left-handed reliever is 17-year-old junior Sarah Hudek. If her last name sounds familiar, it is because her dad, John Hudek, spent six seasons pitching in the major leagues, with four of those years (1994-97) with the Houston Astros. Sarah is 1-0 this season with a 2.25 ERA and has pin-point control. The University Interscholastic League doesn’t allow boys to participate in girls sports, but allows girls to participate in baseball and football. California Chrome will be a heavy favorite in Saturday’s Preakness Stakes run at Pimlico Race
Track in Baltimore in the second leg of racing’s coveted Triple Crown. Pablo Del Monte, the colt that could have run in the Kentucky Derby but didn’t like the far outside post position, should give California Chrome a run for its money. Last weekend’s draft marked the first time since 1937 that the NFL draft did not include a single member of the Texas Longhorns. The 76year streak ended when the Houston Texans chose Memphis free safety Lonnie Ballentine with the 256th and final pick of the 2014 draft, snubbing Jackson Jeffcoat, Mike Davis and several other Longhorns who were waiting to hear their name called for three days. The Dallas Cowboys resisted the temptation of selecting Johnny Manziel and stuck with their big need of defensive players after finishing dead last in total defense in 2013. “We had an impactful draft,” owner Jerry Jones evaluated, noting the selection of seven defenders. “I feel better tonight than when we quit playing last year. That’s not just optimism to me.” JUST BETWEEN US…I think it’s a crying shame that before Lamar University’s new head basketball coach Tic Price can get comfortably situated in his new office, the NCAA’s Committee of Academic Performance penalized the program so that the Cardinals will not be eligible for post-season play, including the Southland Conference tournament because the student/ athletes came up short in their Minimum Progress Report Scores. This was another short-coming uncovered of former head coach Pat Knight’s brilliant theory of recruiting all of his players from outside of Texas. In doing so Knight failed to see exactly what kind of lunkheads he was getting. Now Tic Price pays the penalty that also includes having their practice days cut from six days per week to five and their weekly practice time reduced from the normally-allowed 20 hours to 15. The NCAA needs to put some kind of restrictions on Knight—if any other school in the world is short-sighted enough to consider hiring the son of Bob Knight.
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Bridge City Cardinal first baseman Blake Pruett smacks a double during area round playoff action to advance the Cardinals to the quarterfinal round this week. RECORD PHOTO: Mark Dunn
Lamar University student, Michelle Chestnut, World Champion Sharpshooter
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head to the competition to break in the new rifle and he asked Michelle to come along. Despite having only Hilary Duff CD’s to listen to (he had forgotten to bring other music) “it turned into this awesome father-daughter road trip,” she said. While there, a friend saw that she wasn’t having much fun “just sitting there the whole time” and suggested she try shooting his rifle because it was one she could manage, although just barely. “I actually had to stand on ammo cans to shoulder the rifle,” she said. “I have a really funny picture of that. But they let me shoot and after that I was pretty much hooked. I asked Santa for one.” The man in red delivered a E.D.M. WindRunner like her father’s that Christmas, only hers in a “beautiful olive green.” While the .50 BMG rounds are huge, a good muzzle brake takes up much of the recoil energy, making the massive forces generated manageable, even for her smaller frame. Her natural skills, success and, yes, personality, have made her a sought after shooter. First sponsored by Schryver Gun Sales, a chance meeting with Ronnie Barrett and his son and daughter led to her competition being sponsored by Barrett Arms. At around $4 a round (or twice that for custom loads), it’s a big help to have some backing. Add to that the fact that she’s privileged to shoot some of Barrett’s latest .50 caliber arms, specifically the M107A1. If zeroed at 100 yards, the bullet will have dropped 302 inches by the time it reaches 1,000 yards (10 football fields away), but it will still be traveling 1,483 feet per second (well over Mach 1). At these extreme ranges, environmental factors become serious considerations – tempera-
ture, humidity, elevation, Coriolis effect, and, of course, the wind – but the biggest factor is always the shooter’s performance. “If I’m not doing what I am supposed to be doing in keeping it consistent then it doesn’t really matter what the wind is doing,” Chestnut said. “If you bump the gun during recoil it could change the point of impact and I can pretty much guarantee it will be feet not inches.” “I have shot one of Barrett’s M107’s since it was a prototype every year at the world championships. It actually has less kick than my other rifles,” she said. In 2009, Chestnut took the “Iron Maiden” award as the top female four gun shooter and the top junior shooter. That year, she shot scores and groups that bettered those of the adult shooters of both genders in three categories. In 2011, her score was the highest at the World Championship that year. However, being a full time student means she only has time to compete in three matches a year – two regional matches in Shreveport, La., and the nationals in Raton, New Mexico. She also attends Shot Show, to represent the FCSA at the largest trade show for shooting sports, hunting and law enforcement in the world, held annually in Las Vegas. When she’s not punching paper representing one of the premier firearms manufactures in America, she’s writing papers and enjoying courses, like genetics with biology professor Michael Haiduk, Chestnut said. She also enjoys collecting custom knives, which took her to the annual Blade Show recently, where she enjoyed meeting celebrity R. Lee “The Gunny” Ermey.
Bridge City Cardinal head baseball coach Chad Landry gathers the team before the area round playoff game against Sweeny. RECORD PHOTO: Mark Dunn
ORANGE COUNTY JUDGE CANDIDATE ENDORSED BY BRIDGE CITY FOOTBALL LEGEND “I have known Brint Carlton since he was a small child. He has always been an overachiever. He graduated from my university, The University of Texas at Austin, in only three years. Since then, he has earned two masters degrees in business and a Doctorate of Juris Prudence degree. He is a decorated captain in the United States Air Force, and is still serving his country in the Reserve. He is currently serving the citizens of Orange County as an Assistant District Attorney. I wish there were more individuals like Brint Carlton willing to serve their country and the people of Orange County. Unlike his opponent, Brint is not a career politician and did not help create the Orange County financial crisis. I grew up in Bridge City and have come home to retire. My children and grandchildren live in Orange County. I am deeply concerned about their future due to the County’s financial crisis. I have never endorsed any candidate for public office, but I hope everyone will get out and vote for Brint in the upcoming runoff election. Brint Carlton is Orange County’s future.” – Steve Worster, All-state Fullback at Bridge City High School & All-American Fullback at the University of Texas Political Advertising Paid for by Rex and Ann McCorquodale
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Pope Francis would baptise ‘aliens’ Orange County Church Directory
Adam Withnall Pope Francis has said that he would be willing to baptise aliens if they came to the Vatican, asking “who are we to close doors” to anyone - even Martians. In a homily yesterday dedicated to the concepts of acceptance and inclusion, Francis recalled a Bible story about the conversion of the first pagans to Christianity, according to reports on Vatican Radio. He said Catholicism was a church of “open doors”, and that it was up to Christians to accept the Holy Spirit however “unthinkable” and “unimaginable” it appeared. Describing how, according to the Bible, Peter was criticised by the Christians of Jerusalem for making contact with a community of “unclean” pagans, Francis said that at the time that too was “unthinkable”. “If, for example, tomorrow an expedition of Martians came to us here and one said ‘I want to be baptised!’, what would happen?” Clarifying that he really was talking about aliens, the Pope said: “Martians, right? Green, with long noses and big ears, like in children’s drawings.” Francis said that Christianity had struggled from its earliest stages with the temptation to reject “the living presence of God” in various forms. But he added: “When the Lord shows us the way, who are we to say, ‘No, Lord, it is not prudent! No, let’s do it
this way’. Who are we to close doors?” While Francis appears to have taken the argument to its logical extreme, this is not the first time that the Vatican has raised the prospect of baptising extra-terrestrial beings. Speaking at the British Science Festival in 2010, one of then-Pope Benedict XVI’s astronomers said he would baptise an alien “if they asked”. While he accepted that the chances of ever getting such an opportunity were slim, Guy Consolmagno said: “Any entity – no matter how many tentacles it has – has a soul.” As reported on independent. co.uk.
Apply David J. Beck Fellowships by Oct. 1 Staff Report For The Record It’s time once again for students of all majors to apply for the prestigious and generous David J. Beck Fellowship for 2015. Applications are due by Oct. 1. Two David J. Beck Fellows will be selected to receive full academic scholarships to LU for 2015, covering all tuition, fees, books and on-campus room and board. Additionally, fellows receive up to $10,000 each for summer projects, which may include research, travel, an internship or other activity to help them achieve their personal and professional goals. Lamar University’s 2014 Beck Fellows, Kollin Kahler of Waco and Keeley TownleySmith of Lumberton will be taking part in their summer projects representing Lamar University on a global level. Kahler, an exercise science/ pre-med major, plans to study advances in rehabilitative surgery and therapy for sports injuries at the Sports Surgery Clinic in Dublin, Ireland, as his summer project. “I feel like I can learn so much from this. For any future orthopedic surgeon, this would be the best opportunity,” he said. Townley-Smith, a physics/ electrical engineering major, plans to complete an internship at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, Md., with the atomic spectroscopy group as
her summer project. “It’s amazing just to be able to go and do this type of research with scientists of such high caliber,” she said. Applicants must be full-time Lamar University undergraduates in any major with grade point averages of 3.5 or higher who plan to graduate no earlier than December 2015. Fellows are selected based on the strength of their complete application packet, including proposed summer project, academic record and financial need. Finalists will be interviewed in October. Application packets are available online at www.lamar. edu/beckfellowships and in the offices of the senior associate provost (Plummer 104), Honors College (Honors Building) or each college dean. For more information, visit www.lamar. edu/beckfellowships or call (409) 880-8400. The David J. Beck Fellowships were made possible by a gift to LU’s Investing in the Future campaign from distinguished alumnus David J. Beck. A former regent of the Lamar University System, Beck is a founding partner in a premier Houston law firm, Beck Redden & Secrest. A Port Arthur native, he credits Lamar University with giving him the opportunity to attend college and gain a foundation for future success.
WO Christian Church Fundraiser May 24 Staff Report For The Record West Orange Christian Church, 900 Lansing St. Noon - 4 pm. Come have your vehicle washed for a donation to our youth. We will be selling Spaghetti dinners for $7 & cakes $10. Pre-order now at 409-7193992 with Nelda. Please come and help our youth help themselves.!
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LCM Class of 1994 has scheduled their 20 Year Reunion 7 p.m.-12 a.m., July 19 at L’auberge in Lake Charles. Final details are pending with more numbers coming in. For more information go to their “Class of 1994 LCM Reunion” group on Facebook or contact Misty Bornholdt-Winder at 409-882-4040 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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9788 F.M. 105 Orangefield, 409-735-3113 Pastor Forrest Wood Sun.: Bible Study - 9:15 a.m., Worship Serv. - 10:30 a.m., Evening Worship- 6:30 p.m. Wed. Evening Services: Yth & Children - 6:30 p.m. Praise & Prayer - 6:30 p.m. Choir Practice - 7:30 p.m. Email: email@example.com www.fbcof.com
1819 16th Street, Orange Office: 886-1333 Pastor Dr. Bob Webb Worship Leader Dan Cruse Sun. Morning Worship 11 a.m. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Nursery Provided
St. Paul United Methodist Church 1155 W. Roundbunch Rd., Bridge City 409- 735-5546 Rev. Mark Bunch firstname.lastname@example.org Sun. Mornings: Worship Experience - 8:15 a.m.; Sunday School - 9:30 a.m.; Worship - 10:45 a.m. (Nursery provided) For Mid & Sr. High Youth Sun: 3:30 to 6 p.m. Taizé Service - 6:30 p.m. For Children Ages 4–10 Wed. 6 to 7 p.m. – JAM is now KFC ”Kids for Christ” (Jesus & Me) Club For info regarding preschool enrollment call 409-735-5546
First United Methodist Church Orange 502 Sixth Street 886-7466 8 a.m. - Worship in Chapel 9 a.m. - Celebration Service in Praise Center 10 a.m. - Sunday School for all ages 11 a.m. - Worship in Sanctuary 5 p.m. - UMYF & Kids Pastor: Rev. John Warren Director of Music & Fine Arts: Doug Rogers Organist: Justin Sanders Director of Youth and Christian Education: Allisha Bonneaux www.fumcorange.org
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church 945 W. Roundbunch Road Bridge City, TX 77611 409-735-4573 - Church 409-988-3003 - Pastor Paul Zoch Worship Services: Traditional - 9 a.m. Sunday School: 10:15 a.m. Contemporary: 11 a.m. Wednesdays Compassionate Friends 10am Youth Activities - 6pm Compassionate Friends 7pm Our congregation welcomes the community to join us for all our services. We are a friendly caring and casual church of the future! Come grow with us!
Orange First Church of the Nazarene 3810 MLK Drive, Orange Lead Pastor: Ray McDowell Worship Ministires Director: Leslie Hicks Youth Pastor: Michael Pigg Children’s Pastor: Rebekah Spell Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Celebration Service 10:45 a.m. Home Group: 6 p.m. Wednesday Service: 7 p.m. Everyone Welcome!
First Baptist Church of Bridge City 200 W. Roundbunch, BC Off: 409-735-3581 Fax: 409-735-8882 www.fbcbc.org Rev. Lynn Ashcroft, Interim Pastor Sunday Schedule: Bible Study - 9:15 a.m. Celebration Service 10:30 Youth Bible Study, Discipleship Classes - 5:30 p.m. Wednesday Schedule: Prayer Meeting - 6:30 p.m., Children’s Activities.
First Christian Church of Orangefield 4234 FM 408 (between BC & Orangefield) 409-735-4234 Minister Jim Hardwick Sunday School: 9 a.m.; Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer & Bible Study 7 p.m. Nursery provided For a ride call 735-4234
Cowboy Church of Orange County 673 FM 1078 Orange 409-718-0269 E. Dale Lee, Pastor Sunday Worship Service 10:30 a.m. “Round Pen” (Small Group) Studies: Ladies & Men’s group: 7 p.m. Mondays, Come as you are! Boots & hats welcome!
West Orange Christian Church 900 Lansing Street, W.O. 409-882-0018 Sunday Worship 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday Evening - 6 p.m. Pastor: Kurtis Moffitt “Our church family welcomes you!” www.westorangechurch.org
Harvest Chapel 1305 Irving Street, West Orange, Texas 77630 (409) 882-0862 Pastor: Ruth Logan Burch Services: Sunday Morning 10:00 am Morning Service 11:00 am Nightly Service 6:00 pm Wednesday Service 6:00 pm
Living Word Church Hwy 87 & FM 1006, Orange 409-735-6659 www.livingwordtx.org Samuel G.K. - Pastor Joseph Samuel - Asst. Pastor Sun. Serv - 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wed. Service - 7 p.m. Come As You Are!
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Services at 9 a.m. 6108 Hazelwood 409-779-9039
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breakfast room, fireplace, new tile and new carpet, and brand new central a/c unit $205,000 Call Edee 409-670-9272 or 330-4470 (tfn) APARTMENTS 2/1 Duplex apt., BC, 470 Blueberry, CA/H, some appliances, $680 monthly + $500 dep. 409-963-5594. (5/14) Going fast: Chateau Royal in Orange historic district. Amazing move in special. Quiet, clean, large, all electric 1 and 2 bedrooms. 409- 8864176 (5/14) 1/1 Duplex Apt., Mauriceville, in the woods, log cabin style, $500 monthly + dep., 409-735-2030. (tfn m&r)
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The state of Texas To any and all Unknown Heirs and all Persons interested in the Estate of Printis leon Ellis Jr, Deceased cause No. P16823 in county court at law, orange county, Texas The alleged heir(s) at law in the above numbered and entitled estate filed an APPLICATION TO DETERMINE HEIRS in this estate on May 7, 2014, requesting that the Court determine who are the heirs and only heirs of Printis Leon Ellis Jr, Deceased, and their respective shares and interests in such estate. The court may act on this application at any call of the docket on or after 10:00 a.m. on the Monday next after the expiration of 10 days from the date of publication of this citation, at the Orange County Courthouse, 801 W. Division, Orange, Texas 77630. All persons interested in this case are cited to appear before this Honorable Court by filing a written contest or answer to this Application should they desire to do so. To ensure its consideration, you or your attorney must file any objection, intervention or response in writing with the County Clerk of Orange County, Texas. Given under my hand and the seal of the County Court at Law, Orange County, Texas at the office of the Orange County Clerk in Orange, Texas on May 7, 2014. KAREN Jo VANcE, County Clerk, Orange County, Texas
LeBoeuf, Deputy Kevin LeBoeuf
floors, 2 closets in bedroom, and a large closet for storage, nice vanity and fixtures. Kitchen has all S.S. appliances including Garbage dip. dish washer. Cathedral ceilings in living and dining area with tract lighting. Blinds and ceiling fans, concrete patio and parking, nice yard w/ lawn care provided, NO PETS, $570 monthly + $300 deposit + electric and water. Call for an appointment @ 409- 735-6277 or 626-1968. (ss/tfn) TRAVEL TRAILER ’06 JAYCO JAY FLIGHT, 5th. Wheel, 27.5’, excellent cond., never smoked in, enclosed in shelter, extras, with trailer,$9,500. See at 9200 Parkwood off Hwy 1442 from BC, 409- 735-5130. (5/21) APPLIANCES
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• Penny Record Office: 333 West Roundbunch, Bridge City • County Record Office: 320 Henrietta, Orange Note: Offices Closed On Wednesday
Notice is hereby given 4 temp positions; approx. that original Letters 7 ½ months; job to begin for proofing. Testamentary for the Estate 6/28/14 Enlarged and end on 2/15/15; Duties: to Actual operate size: tractors2X5”of LINNES EUGENE during the preparations, planting and maintenance of HUBBARD, Deceased, were the soybean and rice fields. be Duties. published the on May 6, 2014, in GeneralTo Farm Able in issued to work in hot, humid issue weath- of the 04302014 Cause No. P16840, pending er, bending and stooping to reach The ground level Newspapers crops in the County Court at Law, Record and able to stand on feet for ORANGE County, Texas, to: long periods of time. Once hired, workers may be reCHERYL BURNS. quired PlEAsE to take a random fAX ANy drug test at no cost to workAll persons having claims er. Testing positive or failure coRREcTioNs by this Estate which is against to comply may result in immediate termination. $9.87 currently being administered per hour; 5 35P.M. hrs perMoNDAy week; OT varies but not guaranto experience 735-7346 are required to present them teed; 3 months to the undersigned within the in Soybean and Rice FarmThanks. ing. All work tools provided. time and in the manner preHousing and transportation scribed by law. provided to workers who can not reasonably return to c/o: Jim Sharon Bearden, their permanent residence Jr. at the end of the work day; 116 Border Street Transportation and fAX subsisOrange, Texas 77630 tence expenses to the worksite will be provided by the 735-7346 employer upon# completion of 50% of the work contract, DATED the 7th day or earlier, if appropriate; ¾ of May, 2014 hours guaranteed in a work day during contract. EmJim"Sharon"Bearden ployment offered by Michael Dwain Buller Farms located in Bunkie, LA. Worksite loJim Sharon Bearden cated at Port Barre, LA. Attorney for CHERYL BURNS Qualified applicants may fax State Bar No. 24010151 call employer at 337-945116 South Border Street 8930 or apply during normal business hours. Applicants Orange, TX 77630 may apply for this position Telephone 409-883-4501 at their nearest State WorkFax 409-883-0259 force Agency at304 Pearl E-mail: email@example.com St., Beaumont, TX 77701.
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FURNITURE: Twin headboard, nightstand, 3 drawer dresser, matching desk w/ display hutch, solid wood light oak finish, $225; Full mattress set with frame, in good cond., $125; Full mattress, $40, 409735-7783. (5/14)
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JUGG’S PITCHING MACHINE, like new, auto feeder, throws 30-90 mph, fast & curve balls, etc. pd $2500, used very little, will sell for $1000 for all. Perfect condition. Great buy! Can be seen at the Penny Record office in BC. 409-474-2855. (tfn)
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NoTicE To All PERsoNs HAViNG clAiMs AGAiNsT THE EsTATE of MARilyN sUE KAisER, DEcEAsED Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of MARilyN sUE KAisER, Deceased, were issued on April 25, 2014, In Cause No. P-16828 styled: Estate of , MARILYN SUE KAISER, Deceased, in the County Court at Law of Orange County, Texas, to: WANDA DENEE bUsby lANDRy, whose mailing address is 3043 CR 3114, Buna, Texas 77612. All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them within the time and in the manner prescribed by law.
SIgNED this 30th day of April, 2014
Stefanie L. Adams Stefanie L Adams
State Bar No.: 24006738 Attorney for Wanda Denee Busby Landry 1079 North Main Vidor, Texas 77662 Telephone: (409)769-9777 Facsimile: (409) 769-0984
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office, 6586 fM c/o Jerry V. Pennington Attorney at Law fAx 1130, orange, Tx Proposal P.O. Box 2010 # 735-734677632. Orange, Texas 77631-2010 documents and additional information can be obtained at the lcM Maintenance office or by calling 409-6704612. lcM cisD reserves the right to reject any or all proposals.
DATED the 8th day of May, 2014
Jerry V. Pennington Jerry V. Pennington
Attorney for HOWARD C. WILLIAMS State Bar No.: 15759000 110 N. 7th Street P.O. Box 2010 ORANGE, TEXAS 77631-2010 Telephone: (409) 886-0575 Facsimile: (409) 886-1353
AL-ANON meets Wed. & Sun. at 7 pm 1512 Strickland Dr., Orange, call 409-7794289 or Cindy @ 994-5503 for details. GOLDEN TRIANGLE TOUGH LOVE is a self help parents support group for parents of children displaying unacceptable behavior. Meets Tuesdays at 7 pm. at the Immaculate Conception Education Bldg., 4100 Lincoln (corner of Lincoln & Washington) in Groves. For more info call 962-0480 CRISIS CENTER. Rape and Crisis Center of SETX needs volunteer advocates to provide direct services to survivors of sexual assault in a medical setting. Comprehensive training is
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Notice is hereby given that original Letters of Dependent Administration for the EstateEnlarged of William for l. proofing. Hartmann, Deceased, were Actual size:in 1 col. x 4.5" issued on April 3rd, 2014, Cause No. P-16798, pending in the County Court To be published in at Law of Orange County, RecordG.Newspapers Texas, to:The lUcRiciA cAMPisE. 02/17/10
All persons having claims against this PlEAsE estate, whichfAx ANy is currently being administered, are required to prescoRREcTioNs by ent them to the undersigned 5 P.M. MoNDAy within the time and in the manner prescribed by law. to 735-7346 c/o George b. barron Thanks, Attorney at law P.o. box 279 Debbie orange, Tx 77631-0279 DATED: the 14th day of April, 2014 fAx
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GEOrGE B. BArrON 108 N. 7th Street P.O. Box 279 Orange, TX 77631-0279 Phone No.: 409/886/3090 Fax No.: 409/886-4448 SBT No.: 01817500 ATTOrNEy FOr ADmiNiSTrATriX
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the second Wed. of each month at 10 a.m. and the second Thur. of each month at 6:30 pm. at St.Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 4300 Meeks Dr. in Orange in the Brother Sun Room of the Canticle Bldg.
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Notice is hereby given for proofing. that originalEnlarged Letters of Actual Testamentary for size: the 1 col. x 4.5" Estate of ELIZABETH Q. WILLIAMS, To Deceased, little cypressbe published in were issued on the May Mauriceville The Record Newspapers 6, 2014, in Cause No. c.i.s.D. will P-16844, pending in02/17/10 the accept sealed County Court at Law of proposals for the Orange County, Texas, to: PlEAsE fAx replacement ANy of HOWARD C. WILLIAMS. theby little cypress All personscoRREcTioNs having claims Elementary against this Estate which 5 P.M. MoNDAy is currently being adminismain electritered are requiredto to pres735-7346 cal switchgear ent them to the undersigned until 10:00 a.m. within the time and Thanks, in the on April 2, 2014 manner prescribed by Debbie law.
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The Record • WEEK OF WEDNESDAY, MAY 7, 2014 9B NOTICE OF EARLY VOTING MAY 27,2014 RUN-OFF ELECTION Application for ballots by mail must be received no later than the close of business on May 16. Early voting by personal appearance will be conducted at the following locations, dates and times:
First Baptist Church of Mauriceville 11540 Hwy 12, Mauriceville, TX 77626 Bridge City Public Works Building 220 Nitsche, Bridge City, TX 77611 The Raymond Gould Community Center 385 Claiborne Vidor, TX 77662
May 19-May 23, 2014 Monday - Friday 7 AM-7PM Wilson Bldg.-Lamar State College- Orange Main Early Voting Location 506 Green Ave. (Corner of 4th and Green Ave) Orange, TX 77630
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